Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Slash, And More To Play Special B.B. King Tribute

first_imgDerek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi are masters of the blues, making them the perfect fit to pay tribute to the late, great B.B. King. The husband and wife duo will team up with Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Keb’ Mo’, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jimmie Vaughan, and Joe Louis Walker on Thursday, September 1st to play King’s music at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills, CA.The show, which is being put on by The Grammy Foundation, will honor B.B. King’s life and his massive contribution to the Blues genre. King passed away in 2015 after a long and public battle with Diabetes.To buy tickets or find out more info about the event, click here.One of the last times the blues guitarists played together, Derek Trucks nearly moved B.B. King to tears, saying to Trucks that his playing was the “best [he’d] ever heard it.” Watch the touching interaction below:last_img read more

Eagle Bulk Disposes of One More Supramax

first_imgConnecticut-based bulk carrier owner and operator Eagle Bulk Shipping is continuing with its fleet restructuring program as it sold another Supramax vessel.The company said it recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to dispose of Thrasher, the 53,400 dwt vessel built in 2010.The agreement was inked with Indonesia-based Meratus Line at the end of April 2019, VesselsValue’s data shows.The ship was sold for gross proceeds of USD 10 million, Eagle Bulk revealed.The transaction follows two Supramax sales in January this year when the company sold the 2001-built vessels Condor and Merlin for USD 12.8 million.Also in January, Eagle Bulk acquired Cape Town Eagle, an Ultramax bulker, for USD 20.4 million. The 2015-built ship has been delivered into the company’s fleet.The sale of Thrasher was unveiled in Eagle Bulk’s financial report for the first quarter of this year showing that the company delivered a net income of USD 29.5 million, a decrease of 44 percent compared to USD 52.7 million seen in the corresponding period a year earlier.During the first quarter of 2019, the company generated revenues of USD 77.4 million, representing a drop of 2 percent compared to the same three-month period in 2018. The decrease was primarily due to the decline in the dry bulk market.Time charter equivalent (TCE) revenue stood at USD 44 million in Q1 2019, lower by 14 percent year over year.“Notwithstanding weakness in freight markets during the first quarter, we were able to achieve our highest TCE outperformance to date. I am pleased to report that our first quarter TCE outperformance, relative to the adjusted benchmark Baltic Supramax Index equated to almost $2,400 per vessel per day, representing a beat of over 30%,” Gary Vogel, Eagle Bulk’s CEO, commented.“With respect to our fleet, preparations for IMO 2020 are well underway. To date we have fitted five vessels with scrubbers, with the majority of the installation time occurring at sea while ships continue to trade.” “We expect to have thirty-four scrubbers installed within 2019, and three additional units in 2020,” he concluded.last_img read more

Assam finish at 7th place with 76 medals in 3rd Khelo India Games

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Assam finished at 7th place with 76 medals in the 3rd Khelo India Games which concluded in the city today. It was the best-ever performance by Assam in the history of the Games. On the last day, Assam collected 12 medals including a gold, to take their final tally to 76 which included 20 gold, 22 silver, and 34 bronze medals. The lone gold medal came in the boxing which was collected by Ankushita Boro in the girl’s U-21 category. Anubhuti Barua and Priyanka Barua collected silver medals in the swimming and boxing disciplines respectively while the U-21 boy’s football team finished second losing to Punjab in the final 0-2. Among the 8 bronze medals, one came in swimming (Reinita Gogoi in 200mt breaststroke in U-21 girls) and remaining all in boxing.Utilizing home conditions, Assam came out with flying colors in the Games this time. There were 20 disciplines in the third edition of the Games and Assam bagged medals in 12 of them. Lawn bowl, swimming, weightlifting and boxing are the disciplines where the home State dominated and collected most of the medals. In terms of overall best performance, lawn bowl will rank one with 10 medals including seven gold. There were ten medal events in lawn bowl and the host team won medals in all categories.Swimming came in second spot with 14 medals which included five gold, three silver and six bronze. Weightlifting at third spot with 8 medals (3 are gold). On the other hand, in boxing, the State collected 19 medals with a single gold.In individual performance, Shivangi Sarma was the star among the all participating athletes. The Assam swimmer bagged seven medals from the pool and five of them are gold.Also Read: Assam’s Ankushita Bora clinches gold for Assam in boxing at Khelo India Games in GuwahatiAlso Watch: Minister of State for Education Smt. Vibhavariben Dave addresses Academia in Guwahati.last_img read more

WLAX : SU takes advantage of still-developing Cincinnati program

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img It took Cincinnati 23 minutes to record its first save Saturday.Syracuse attack Alyssa Murray crossed over a Bearcat defender about 15 feet out from the goal. She switched the ball to her right side and lobbed a pass in front of the net. It landed squarely and softly within Cincinnati goaltender Jen Walsh’s grasp, and the Bearcats had their first official save.But Cincinnati soon turned the ball over. Then the Bearcats committed a foul. Sarah Holden converted a free position, and the Orange pulled ahead by 10 goals. Much was the story for Cincinnati Saturday.‘We’ve had pretty good success against them,’ SU head coach Gary Gait said. ‘I guess every team in the Big East has. You know, it’s tough. They’re a growing program, a Midwest team, and they’re going to get better.’By the conclusion of the Orange’s 20-3 thrashing of the Bearcats, it was evident how far apart the two programs stand. Dating back to the start of the 2010 season, the Bearcats are without a win in 15 consecutive conference games. In that same period, Syracuse is 11-3. The 20 goals Syracuse scored Saturday were a season-high. But for Cincinnati, it marked the seventh time in the last nine games that it has allowed at least 15.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse scored nine goals in the first 14 minutes Saturday. Cincinnati finished with nine shots for the game.‘It’s always nice to come out with a win when we have a senior game,’ senior Catherine Rodriguez said. ‘But it’s also great that we had some seniors that don’t normally start get some starts on the field there and also getting our subs in. That’s our job to try and get up early so we can get some of our other players a chance.’Every SU player who dressed for the game saw action in the contest, which was the Orange’s final Big East home game this season. All three goaltenders saw at least 10 minutes on the field. And 13 different players scored — including the first of the season for sophomores Tori Praino and Caz-Marie Norwich and junior Heather Wentz. Sophomore Trenna Hill netted a hat trick.The highlight of the game came when Taylor Nims, another SU reserve that broke out Saturday, scored her first goal on a behind-the-back shot around the right post with 12:27 to play in the second half.‘They are going to be the ones that are stepping up in the upcoming year,’ goaltender Liz Hogan said. ‘It’s good for our starters, but it’s also great for our younger players to get that experience.’On Senior Day, SU played its most complete game of the season. But the Orange was also playing its weakest opponent of the season.‘I know they have a lot of injuries right now,’ Gait said. ‘Knowing their coach and knowing their program, they’re battling the injury bug and it showed a little bit today. I’m just proud of our team for not playing down and staying focused.’With two conference games remaining for the Orange, Syracuse is looking to improve its seed for a very important Big East tournament next week. With just one regular-season conference game remaining for the Bearcats, there is but one final chance to capture the essential and elusive victory that it has been staring down for nearly two years.Syracuse’s fifth season as a program featured a team that lost only six games and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament in 2002. Although Cincinnati isn’t quite there yet in its fifth year, Gait knows what goes into establishing and growing a program.‘We have a ways to go ourselves, you know?’ Gait said. ‘This has been a tough, growing year for us. Relying a lot on a few seniors and a bunch of young midfielders. It’s been a growing year for us as well. We certainly know how they feel.’[email protected]last_img read more


first_img-30- TRAINER QUOTES GARY STEVENS, ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR, WINNER: “I had confidence going in. He relaxed like a dream for me. I knew if he would relax, we’d have a good chance. I was loaded going into the turn, a horse came up to our outside, he got headed but he’s tough, he likes a fight.“He loves it, just loves it; he went pretty easy. I watched his last race, when Mike (Smith) was on him and he battled back then too. Those were different kinds of horses but he really came back for Mike when he went left-handed with the whip. I noticed he really responded for Mike last time and he did the same for me today. He made the lead and was looking for someone else to challenge him.”VICTOR ESPINOZA, FINNEGANS WAKE, SECOND: “I didn’t really think we had it, not today. He was a little bit flat today, all the way, as soon as he came out of the gate. He was a little lazy, not really running, he was empty all the way. I was surprised, he ran a good race still. I got next to the winner and was hoping I could get some company and cruise a little bit more but it’s one of those things. It was not his day.” JOCKEY QUOTES PETER EURTON, ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR, WINNER: “I just told Gary to keep him relaxed. He watched tapes on him and talked to Mike (Smith) about him. The question was just whether he’d just be too keen early, and Mike said, ‘Put ’em to sleep.’ It was just an amazing ride.”Future race? “We’ll wait now for the San Juan Capistrano (about 1 ¾ miles on turf June 28).”NOTES: The winning owners are Sharon Alesia of Carlsbad; Michael Mellen (Bran Jam Stable) of Connecticut; and Joe Ciaglia of Upland.last_img read more

Vaya: based on three separate true stories

first_imgThree strangers, one journey – Vaya unpicks the stories of three characters who are travelling to Joburg. It explores their expectations – and the realities – of the big city.Zanele, played by Zimkitha Nyoka, hopes to change her life by moving to Jozi. (Image: Rififi Pictures)Sulaiman PhilipPeople have always been drawn to the big city, and this pull is at the heart of the new feature film from award-winning director Akin Omotoso.Vaya tells three separate stories of three passengers travelling from KwaZulu-Natal to Johannesburg. They are strangers on a train whose destinies are intertwined as they navigate the foreign and exotic world with which they are unprepared to deal.His film was about the challenge of not losing yourself in a new place, Omotoso told Variety. And it is based on the true stories of writers in the Homeless Writers Project, a writing workshop for people living on the streets of Johannesburg.Nhlanhla (Sihle Xaba) is drawn to Jozi by the promise of easy wealth. (Image: Riffifi Pictures)“Vaya is the story of travellers who arrive in Johannesburg with different hopes and plans, only to discover the hard realities of life when you’re not in control of your own destiny. I wanted to explore the feeling of arrival – with its built-in expectations and fears – in a way that’s true to a lot of places.”Sibusiso Msimang is Nkulu, the oldest son changed by the journey to collect his fathers remains. (Image: Riffifi Pictures)Nkulu, played by Sibusiso Msimang, is travelling to fetch his father’s remains so they can be buried in his rural home. Zanele (Zimkhitha Nyoka) is chaperoning a young girl on her way to meet her mother. For her, the trip is a chance to change her life and make her dreams come true. Sihle Xaba plays Nhlanhla, a young man attracted by the prospect of quick and easy money. Unable to pay his dowry, he accepts a job from his cousin that promises to solve his financial woes.Eight years in the making, Vaya premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and had a limited run to qualify for Oscar consideration. It opened in South Africa at the end of October. “Many filmmakers have utilised the network narrative to relay broad social commentary,” said Cameron Bailey, director of the Toronto International Film Festival. “Omotoso, bolstered by brilliant performances and Kabelo Thathe’s sizzling camerawork, wisely focuses on tension, character and milieu, leaving the conclusions up to us.”Omotoso holds that his belief in story-telling, as opposed to action-driven moviemaking, makes Vaya a better film. It gives audiences, he says, a way to identify with characters who live lives very different from their own.“You’ve gotta find something in the stories that resonates with its people, and just the idea of what it’s like to not have your own urgency, what it’s like to be at the mercy of other people – that is the key element explored in Vaya.”The long creative process has resulted in a film of which Omotoso and his team are rightly proud. It gave the production team, and its first-time script writers, the opportunity to flesh out a story that has been described as “amazing”.“Having walked with this film for years, I felt a bit like a marathon runner, who prepares themselves for everything, including the emotional roller coaster to come. The shooting was not easy, as we shot in real locations with real challenges but the readiness and vision shared by everyone involved was there.”Akin Okomotso at the Vaya screening at the Berlinale in Germany. (Image: Berlinale)Vaya’s international success has shone a light on the quality of African film. Omotoso says new technologies and new platforms make this an exciting time to be an African filmmaker. The world, he argues, is ready for African filmmakers telling African stories.What is needed to build a sustainable film industry able to create high-quality content is easier access to funding, growing audiences, holding down costs by improving infrastructure, and improving distribution and marketing.“Sustainability in the long run means that multiple projects can be developed and given the utmost opportunity to be successful. And somebody has to fund your film, and hopefully you want to give that person their money back.  And the distributor has to put the film out and they too want to get their money back. How you get your content to the audience is still a compelling discussion. But it’s a very exciting time to be a filmmaker.”Okomotso says African filmmakers must continue to build on the foundations laid by pioneering African artists. A Nigerian, he has lived in South Africa for a decade. He points to his own multicultural life experience to explain the edge African filmmakers have.African artists must not “squander the opportunity to tell (African) stories”, he says. They must take advantage of the opportunities that are now available. “It’s important for the world that African cinema exists.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Customize Default Effects in Final Cut Pro X

first_imgApple’s recent Final Cut Pro X update includes a convenient new feature that allows users to easily assign default audio and video effects to their clips using a simple keyboard shortcut. Let’s take a look at how it works.With the latest version of Final Cut Pro X, Apple is certainly not attempting to reinvent the wheel. For the most part, the update includes bug fixes, performance enhancements, and other new features, such as the ability to output to multiple YouTube clips at once. But one of the more interesting additions to 10.2.3, one that will make certain editorial tasks easier and more convenient, is Final Cut Pro X’s ability to customize default effects.Many of you are probably already familiar with Final Cut Pro X’s default transitions as a result of using the shortcut CMD+T. With a clip selected, this will automatically apply a cross dissolve, giving editors a very fluid method for applying a transition without using their mouse.Some of you probably also know that you can right-click on any transition in the Transitions Browser and set it to your default. So for example, if you want to use a wipe transition on multiple clips, you can replace the cross dissolve transition with a wipe, allowing you to make use of your keyboard shortcut.With the latest version of Final Cut Pro X, you can do the same for color or audio effects. By default, Final Cut Pro X will now apply a basic color corrector to your clip when you hit Option+E and will apply a channel EQ to your audio when you hit Command+Option+E.Default Transition = Command+TDefault Color Effect = Option+EDefault Video Effect = Command+Option+EMuch like how default transitions work, you can set any color effect or any audio effect to be the default setting, effectively overriding the current presets. For instance, if you often need to use a black-and-white color effect to preview a certain look, it might be worth assigning that to your keyboard shortcut as a means to quickly see how a clip will work in monochrome. Alternatively, you might want to add some reverb to a bunch of your audio tracks for stylistic effect, and can do the same using this method.For a quick demo on how this works, check out this video from Ripple Training, which outlines the new feature:What’s your favorite default transition? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

a month agoSolskjaer calls for a more ruthless Man Utd

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer calls for a more ruthless Man Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer wants to see Manchester United kill off their opponents.The Red Devils blew a 1-0 goal lead against Rochdale in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.Despite eventually winning on penalties, Solskjaer says his team must make it easier on themselves in the future.He said: “We go 1-0 up in many games and, today again, we go 1-0 up and you think go on then, get the second, which is the key now.”And that’s a learning curve for these boys as well. We need to go for the second. At this club, we don’t just sit back and hope that’s enough.”If you settle for good enough, that’s not what we want.” last_img read more

DU VC meets DUSU members

first_imgNew Delhi: DU Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi met the office-bearers of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) for the first time in eight months, the students’ body said Friday.According to the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, which has three office-bearers in the students’ union, a delegation of the student outfit met the V-C Thursday. This is the first time since the students union’s election that the V-C has met DUSU president Shakti Singh and DUSU Joint Secretary Jyoti Chaudhary.last_img

IFAD president commends synergy between authorities and populations in socioeconomic projects

first_imgMarrakech – President of the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD/based in Rome) Kanayo Nwanze, commended the development dynamism going on in rural areas in Morocco and the synergy of efforts between local authorities and recipient populations of socio-economic projects.The IFAD president told MAP after visiting some of the IFAD-funded projects he is satisfied with the results of these projects and with their impact on the target populations’ living conditions.The Fund, which started cooperating with Morocco in 1980, has financed 13 projects in addition to 5 ongoing ones. Results achieved so far are leading the Fund to intensify its cooperation with Morocco and start new projects, together with other fund-donors, he said.“I have met rural women and they confirmed the improvement of their living conditions thanks to the socio-economic projects”, he said noting that the construction of a kindergarten or a drinking water supply facility alleviates the burden on women and enables them to have income-generating activities.Cooperation between the IFAD and Morocco is based on financial assistance in the form of grants or easy loans for farming and rural development projects.last_img read more