first_imgPHOENIX, Arizona, (CMC): Jamaican Andrew Ramgeet rode a double to grab a share of the lead at Turf Paradise while his son, Andre, had a single winner as they made their presence felt at the southwestern United States racetrack here Saturday. Ramgeet Sr captured race five with 2-1 chance Bet the Harbor and followed up by taking race six with 4-1 bet Rhetorical. Andre, meanwhile, found success in the first event of the day’s eight-race card when he booted favourite Passed Due to victory. With the brace, Andrew Ramgeet moved alongside Scott Stevens on 49 points, with David Lopez 14 behind in third. The veteran rider opened his account when he partnered with five-year-old Bet the Harbor to beat the four-year-old and upwards by a neck. Going 6-1/2 furlongs, Bet the Harbor trailed out of the gates but snatched the lead on the first turn under pressure from Sunset Brandy and Wannablikegrandpa. Ramgeet and Bet the Harbor pulled away in the stretch but were then forced to stave off the fast-finishing Three Fast Sevens, to reach the wire first. In another 6-1/2 furlong trip in race six, Ramgeet Sr and eight-year-old chestnut gelding Rhetorical got the better of the four-year-old and upwards by a neck. The pair raced well back early on, grabbed the lead at the eighth pole and drew off before holding off favourite Flat Gone at the wire.last_img read more

first_img16 July 2013 South Africans from all walks of life are gearing up to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day on Thursday, with President Jacob Zuma set to mark the day by handing over houses to the community of Danville in Pretoria. The Mandela Day campaign, in line with a UN declaration of Mandela’s birthday on 18 July as International Nelson Mandela Day, aims to inspire people to take action to change the world for the better and, in doing so, to build a global movement for good. Individuals are encouraged to dedicate 67 minutes of their time to uplifting their communities – one minute for each of the 67 years of his life that Mandela spent in active politics, fighting the injustices of the apartheid system in South Africa. In a statement on Monday, the Presidency said the Danville/Elandspoort project had been identified as a flagship project for the eradication of the Bethlehem (Hermanstad) informal settlement in Pretoria West, which was occupied by poor white families, families residing in Road Reserves in the Atteridgeville area, and other identified areas in the Pretoria Central and Pretoria West areas. “President Zuma first visited the informal settlement in the Hermanstad area … on the 24th of July 2008 and again on the 30th of March 2010 to witness first hand the difficulties experienced by the poor white households and to assist in finding solutions to their plight within the framework of existing government policies and programmes,” the Presidency said. Some of the concerns the group of white families raised with Zuma included the availability of social grants for children, the aged and the disabled, the need for land to build houses for the homeless, access to basic health care, public transport and the provision of electricity. The City of Tshwane has dedicated a mobile clinic to the households of the Hermanstad/Bethlehem informal settlement. The mobile clinic visits the households once a month. In terms of social grants, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is a regular visitor in the Hermanstad area for various services. In addition, one high mast light and 50 street lights have been installed in the vicinity of the settlement. The Presidency said the government had undertaken to promote non-racial settlements, and marking Mandela Day in this way would pay befitting tribute to Madiba, who laid the foundation for nation building and reconciliation in South Africa. Meanwhile, in Mandela’s home town of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, various activities have been planned to mark Mandela Day. President Zuma will hand over the Inkosi Dalibhunga (Mandela’s clan name) bridge to the communities of Udondolo and Mvezo, where Mandela was born on 18 July 1918. On Wednesday, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will launch the Mandela Park Primary school in Mthatha. And in the village of Qunu, the Nelson Mandela Museum will mark the day by organising coaching clinics for youngsters. Museum staff will also be cleaning the graves of struggle veteran,s while a fundraising lecture will also be held, with the proceeds to be donated to a charity organisation. Source: read more

first_imgDo you plan to pick up any new languages next year? Or do you think your time would be better spent honing the skills you already have?JavaScript guru Douglas Crockford said during the Future of Programming Languages panel at the Strange Loop Conference that we’ve entered an experimental era of programming in which many new programming languages are being created and used. It’s also been long suggested that learning new languages will help programmers become better programmers, even if they don’t end up using the new languages they learn. Assembly and Lisp are frequently cited as examples of languages programmers should learn.On the other hand, the best way to get better at programming is to do it. Perhaps your time would be better spent actually coding? Tags:#hack#Tools klint finley How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

first_imgAll of the great directors have a signature style that is at once recognizable and wholly representative of their work. Perhaps one of the most iconic cinematic styles belongs to the enigmatic director Terrence Malick as seen throughout his four-decade career.Top image via WikimediaIn a conversation about Tree of Life, Christopher Nolan calls Terrence Malick’s work “instantly recognizable.”His films are all very connected with each other and very recognizably his work. But it’s very tough to put your finger on why that is or what you’re seeing in that the technique is not immediately obvious.While the Malick-style is built on a rich tapestry of motifs and pathos, the cinematic tropes are distinctive and actually quite achievable on projects big and small. Here are some of the key ingredients to capture that “Terrence Malick look.”1. Shoot During Magic HourMost notable in the picturesque big Hollywood production Days of Heaven, Malick’s insentience to shoot as many scenes as possible in fleeting dusk light might be his most notable hallmark. The shadowless glow of twilight is perfect for capturing that Malick lighting style (as well as evenly lighting your scenes).2. Wide-Angle HandheldAfter Days of Heaven, Malick disappeared from cinema for 20 years. Once he returned, he completely abandoned many of the traditional Hollywood styles in which he was forced to work early in his career. The set two-shots and conversational cut-betweens seen in most narrative formats were eliminated in favor of a wandering wide-angle camera that constantly circles around subjects as they wander through the film.3. Close-Ups of HandsIf there is a Terrence Malick “shot” that has been most pastiched and reused, it would have to be the close-up of a hand being held out and lightly touching flowing blades of grass or wheat. You can see the same shot in pretty much every one of Malick’s films, as well as appropriated in shots from The Assassination of Jesse James and Marie Antoinette.4. Cutaway Inserts of NatureThis is a style that stems back to his first feature, Badlands. Whether it’s simply light through tree branches, snakes sliding across grass or buffalo gawking at Richard Gere, Malick seemingly has never passed up any opportunity to break from filming movie stars to shoot scenic inserts of nature in its beauty.5. Whispering Existential NothingsAll the Malick footage in the world would be for naught if it didn’t include characters from the filming whispering existential non-sequiturs to no one in particular. Bonus points if the actor or actress whispering is being subjectively circled while lightly touching a tree branch in a friscilating dusk.If you’d like to see some of Malick’s influences firsthand, here’s a great supercut put together by Jacob T. Swinney of Malick-style shots in non-Malick directed films. What are your thoughts on the Malick look? Have any other style examples to share? Let us know in the comments!last_img read more

first_imgChelsea 1 Manchester United 0: Morata header gives Blues deserved win Guy Atkinson Last updated 2 years ago 02:22 11/6/17 Alvaro Morata - cropped Getty Images Manchester United looked desperately out of sorts as Chelsea claimed a deserved 1-0 win thanks to Alvaro Morata’s header at Stamford Bridge. Alvaro Morata’s superb second-half header secured a deserved 1-0 Premier League win for Chelsea over an insipid Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.The Spanish striker was reportedly close to a move to Jose Mourinho’s side before his eventual switch to the Blues and he haunted United with the game’s decisive moment in the 55th minute.The former Real Madrid man escaped the attentions of United’s three central defenders – Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones – to meet Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross with an immaculate header and secure all three points for Antonio Conte’s side. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player United looked bright in the opening 20 minutes – coming close through Marcus Rashford’s looping header – but faded badly and posed little threat during a desperately poor second-half display.The defeat means they are now eight points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, whose seemingly unstoppable march at the summit continued with a comprehensive 3-1 win over Arsenal earlier on Sunday.Chelsea, who have now lost just once to United at Stamford Bridge in 16 league games, remain in fourth place, but are just a point behind their beaten opponents and Tottenham. Full-time: Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd @AlvaroMorata’s brilliant header secures the three points for the Blues!WHAT A WIN! #CHEMUN— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 5, 2017Conte responded to Tuesday’s calamitous defensive display against Roma by replacing David Luiz with Andreas Christensen, while N’Golo Kante returned to the midfield after six games out with injury.Chelsea had the ball in the net after just six minutes and might well feel aggrieved to have seen it disallowed. Marcos Alonso’s cross was met in slapstick fashion by Jones, who skewed a volley past David de Gea, but referee Anthony Taylor ruled that Morata had pushed the England defender in the back.United should have taken advantage of that reprieve just a minute later when Rashford escaped his marker to meet Ashley Young’s cross. Fearing a challenge from Thibaut Courtois, though, the 20-year-old closed his eyes and his header looped harmlessly onto the roof of the net.In a pulsating start to the game, Tiemoue Bakayoko then squandered a golden opportunity to give the hosts the lead. Davide Zappacosta’s cross caused havoc in the United defence and fell invitingly for the former Monaco midfielder 12 yards out, but he could only horribly slice a half-volley over the crossbar.Neither side could maintain the frenetic early pace and the next clear opening did not come until five minutes before the break. Cesc Fabregas’ corner was met by the unmarked Christensen six yards out, but the Dane mistimed his jump and the ball bounced off his shoulder and over.. @AlvaroMorata   #CHEMUN — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 5, 2017 Chelsea’s dominance in the latter stages of the first half continued into the second period, and they were soon rewarded as Morata scored his seventh league goal of the season.  Azpilicueta was given ample time to clip a cross towards the middle of the United area, where the Spanish striker sent a superb header into De Gea’s top corner.Mourinho responded by hauling off Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jones for Marouane Fellaini and Anthony Martial, but it did little to quell the incessant wave of attacks by the hosts.Bakayoko stole possession from the lumbering Fellaini but could only fire wide from the edge of the area, while the increasingly influential Eden Hazard saw a powerful drive parried away by De Gea.United’s best chances of a poor second half both came in the final five minutes. First, Rashford screwed a half-volley agonisingly past Courtois’ post before the Belgian goalkeeper got down well to parry Fellaini’s close-range effort. An equaliser for United, though, would have been an unfair representation of a game that Chelsea dominated and thoroughly deserved to win. Key Opta stats:- Chelsea have lost just one of their last 16 Premier League home matches against Manchester United, winning 10 and drawing five.- Jose Mourinho has seen his sides score just one goal in their last 10 away Premier League games against fellow ‘big six’ sides (D5 L5), with that strike coming at White Hart Lane in May.- Alvaro Morata has had a hand in 10 goals in his opening 10 Premier League games for Chelsea (seven goals, three assists) – only Diego Costa was involved in more in his first 10 for the club (11).- Cesar Azpilicueta has assisted Morata five times in the Premier League this season, more than any player has assisted another in 2017-18 so far.- There are now eight points separating United in second and Manchester City in first – the biggest ever such gap after both the top two have played 11 games in Premier League history. read morelast_img read more