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Saints look to ‘natural leader’ to lead Selkirk into BCIHL season

first_img“Logan is a natural leader who sets the tone every day with his high compete level and his enthusiasm for being at the rink,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”He’s a high character guy who played a key role within our leadership group on and off the ice last season and really distinguished himself as someone who had the respect and trust of his teammates. Logan was the ideal choice to take over the captaincy and lead our team this year.”Proulx is coming off a stellar rookie season for Selkirk that saw him tie for second in team and league scoring behind former teammate Jordan Wood. He was also named a BCIHL First-Team All-Star and helped lead the Saints to their first-ever league championship. Proulx’s junior playing career included stops in the Western Hockey League with the Edmonton Oil Kings and the British Columbia Hockey League with the Trail Smoke Eaters and Cowichan Valley Capitals. “It means a tremendous amount to me to be chosen as captain this year,” said the skillful sniper.”To be part of any leadership group is an honour and a privilege. I take a lot of pride in being a leader and it’s something that has always come naturally to me. Last year we set a high standard as a team with our work ethic and I think that was the start of something we now expect of ourselves and each other as Selkirk Saints.” “I’m really excited to have all the boys back in town and to get back on the ice with the team. I’m looking forward to welcoming the new guys to Castlegar and getting back into the swing of things,” he adds.”We had a very successful season last year and I know the guys want to compete for and win another BCIHL championship this year.” Selkirk’s leadership group will also include a pair of players — Scott Swiston and Dylan Smith — who are returning as assistant captains for a second season.The third ‘A’ will be worn by second-year forward Connor McLaughlin, who finished third on the team in points last season with 27. “Connor was one of our hardest workers and best conditioned players last season,” said Dubois of the former Nelson Leaf and Fernie Ghostrider.”He plays a gritty, responsible game and he’s going to be a great fit wearing an ‘A’ along with Scott and Dylan.” The Saints opened training camp Sunday evening at the Castlegar Rec Complex. The Saints, beginning another march to the top of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League Sunday in Castlegar, named Trail native Logan Proulx to lead them.The 22-year-old forward has been named captain of the Saints hockey club.Proulx will slip on the captaincy when Selkirk opens the exhibition season Tuesday in the Silver City against the Trail Smoke Eaters at 7 p.m.last_img read more

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LAZARO BARRERA STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY MAY 14, 2016

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESMARTIN GARCIA, I WILL SCORE, WINNER: “Jerry (Hollendorfer) told me to see how the race happens and to go from there. My horse broke really sharp, so I took advantage.When asked if the addition of blinkers in his more recent races, or maturity is the determining factor with I Will Score’s success: “He was just learning before, in his previous races. Now, he’s a more mature horse, he’s a better horse. He can run anywhere (regarding running style).” PAUL REDDAM, OWNER MRAZEK, SECOND: “He wins that race nine out of 10 times, I’d say. Smokey Image came to us on the outside, so Mario decided he didn’t want to be in between two guys in the middle of a three-way duel. If he comes out of this good, we’ll probably ship to New York and run in the Woody Stephens (Grade II, seven furlongs) on Belmont Day.” NOTES: Winning owner and breeder Hans Poetsch is from Scottsdale, AZ. TRAINER QUOTES JERRY HOLLENDORFER, I WILL SCORE, WINNER: “You know, I wanted him to get away from the gate good, which he did. Martin thought they were going a bit fast so he took hold of him, to save horse. They got up and finished it.”last_img read more

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Steve Kerr says he was Trump’s ‘shiny object’ on China-NBA standoff

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Steve Kerr said he was surprised when he learned he was the newest target of President Donald Trump, who criticized his comments on the NBA’s current controversy with the Chinese government.“You stop and you think ‘Well, this is every day,’” the Warriors coach said before Thursday night’s preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. “I was just the shiny object, and there’s another one today, and there’ll be another one tomorrow, and the circus will just go on.”On …last_img

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Understanding Set Lighting and Color Temperature

first_imgTypes of LightsThere are many types of lights. Here will we focus on the lights you most often see on a film set. Tungsten, HMI, Fluorescent, LED. Don’t forget that there’s another light available for free each day, the sun.Tungsten (~3200K)Image via ARRITungsten lights are very similar to the light bulbs you may have in your home, just much more powerful. Tungsten bulbs produce an orange hue. The lamps require a lot of power and do get very hot, but they offer a higher color temperature than incandescent tungsten bulbs. Tungsten lights are dimmable, which allows you to adjust them as needed. They are usually used for lighting interiors. Add a blue gel to tungsten lights to create daylight.HMI (~5600K)Image via ARRIHydrargyrum Medium-Arc Iodide (HMI) lights are the most used type of light on set. HMI lights emit an ultraviolet light with a blue hue. To power up, HMI lights require an electrical ballast. The ballast ignites the metal-halide gas and mercury vapor mix in the bulb. Ballasts also limit the current to prevent flickering. HMI lamps are up to four times more powerful than traditional incandescent bulbs. There is a very loud noise when powering up HMI bulbs, so the lighting technician is required to shout “striking” to notify the cast and crew.The age of an HMI bulb is very important. During its first few hours, a brand new bulb will have a color temperature up to 15,000K. These bulbs should be left on to reach the optimal range of 5600K, which is close to daylight. Bulbs should not be used past half their lifetime. The bulbs require more voltage and the color temperature will continue to decrease 1 kelvin every hour burnt, eventually risking serious damage if used too long.HMI lights are rather expensive lights, but they are much more efficient. The bulbs can only be dimmed to 50%, but it causes the color temperature to rise to a stronger blue. If blown out or dropped, HMI bulbs will explode hot glass and mercury vapor. It’s very important to have a knowledgeable lighting technician on staff if using HMI.Fluorescent (2700K – 6500K)Image via ARRIFluorescent bulbs were notorious for flickering and having a very ugly orange-green hue. Recently, new bulbs and fixtures with ballasts have been developed. The new bulbs are flicker free and offer multiple color temperatures. They have a very soft light that is more efficient that an incandescent bulb, and can offer an output similar to HMI lights.Depending on the mix of phosphors in the bulbs, the color temperature can range from tungsten up to natural daylight. Fluorescent bulbs are often packed into small fixtures, allowing them to be compact and light weight. They are also much cooler than any other bulb option.LED (White: 3000K – 5600K)Image via ARRILight Emitting Diodes (LED) have recently become much more prevalent on small sets. White LED lights are most popular, but LEDs are actually manufactured in every color. The diodes are designed to offer directional light. They are very efficient but are still limited in overall output, which is why they tend to only be used on small budget projects.LED lights can only produce a single wavelength of light, so to create a white light requires a combination of red, green, and blue (RGB) LEDs. White can also be created with the combination of phosphors and an ultraviolet LED. Since the majority of LED lights use RGB, new “smart bulbs” have been developed to change color on command.Image via Digital TrendsLED lights offer soft and even lighting. They are incredibly high efficient and can be battery powered. They can easily be dimmed and simply moved along the color spectrum. They have a long lifespan and will not explode.Did this article help you understand the ins and outs of set lighting? Give us your lighting tips in the comments below! The Kelvin Scale. Color Temperature. Tungsten, HMI, Fluorescent, LED lights. Here’s a full-spectrum look at the ins and outs of set lighting!Cover image via Central Booking ServiceLighting a set is just as important as setting up the camera. Lighting affects the way a film looks, which is why the lighting department answers directly to the Director of Photography. With so many types and colors of light, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Here is a look at all things light related.The Kelvin ScaleImage via DownLightsLight is measured on the Kelvin scale. A kelvin (K) is a unit of measurement for temperature that is based on the absolute scale, which means it starts at zero and only goes up from there.The lower the K, to more red the color. The easiest was to remember this is by candlelight. From 1000K-1900K, we are in the range of a lit match or candle flame. Fire = Red.As we go higher on the Kelvin scale, we will progress to yellow lights, white light, and blue lights. Incandescent and Halogen lights are found around 2500K – 3000K. Direct sunlight has the equivalent of 4800K. Daylight is typically found around 5600K. A cloudy sky or cool white can be found between 6000K-7500K. A clear blue sky can be found at 10,000K.You can see this progress in the color temperature chart above, and in the light bulb representation below.last_img read more

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(Reopens DEL28)

first_imgMallikarjun Kharge, Leader of Congress party in Lok Sabha, said there is no relief for the common people in the budget. However, relief has been given to industrialists, he said.”The long-pending demand of waiving farmers loan has also not been considered,” he said.On the hike in the budget allocation under MNREGA, Kharge said it will important to see how much the wages increase.”They criticised MNREGA and Aadhaar. The UPA government gave Rs 40,000 crore to MNREGA. This (the budget allocation) is not a big thing. If you compare the wages that have increased, then it is important. It is not important how much total allocation has increased.”If it was Rs 100 a day, then we gave Rs 40,000 crore. Today the wages have become Rs 150. This is natural that the man-days will be reduced. You are seeing only the money part, but not the physical part,” he said.He said income tax relief has been given to many big people, tax evaders by bringing changes in the law. “Forget bringing back black money. Process has been initiated for those who have black money.”There is also nothing for inclusive growth of the poor in the budget as also for the youth and women, Kharge said. PTI PR SClast_img read more

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4 days agoHolland coach Ronald Koeman has big club clause

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Holland coach Ronald Koeman has big club clauseby Carlos Volcano5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHolland coach Ronald Koeman has a clause in his contract that would release him to take over at Barcelona.The sporting director of the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB), Nico-Jan Hoogma, revealed in an interview with Fox Sports that Koeman has a clause in his contract that would enable teams to hire him after the conclusion of the 2020 European Championship, assuming they pay a fee.”Agreements were reached in this regard [for Koeman to leave], but [teams] would have to pay to do so,” Hoogma explained, without stating how much it would cost to terminate Koeman’s contract.However, Hoogma did state that he hopes that Koeman will see out his contract in charge of the Oranje, which includes the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.”The success of the Dutch national team can help him, but I hope we finish this process and work together until the World Cup in Qatar,” he noted.”I hope we can work together for a long time because I think it’s going very well.” last_img read more

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Predicting College Football’s Next 9 National Champions

first_imgClemson's Deshaun Watson celebrates winning the national titleTAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Who’s going to win college football’s national championship this upcoming season? What about in 2017? 2018? 2019? Etc.  Nick Saban AlabamaWill Saban win another one?We’re attempting to figure that out. We’re predicting the next nine national champions in college football. Using logic and some very creatively imagined scenarios, we’ve predicted who’s going to win it all until 2024. Surely, you won’t disagree with most of them (maybe any of them) but it’s a fun read. Here they are. Start With: 2016, Clemson >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10last_img read more

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This Year’s 10 Most Hated College Football Fan Bases

first_imgNick Saban stares on the sideline.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)College football season is rapidly approaching. By now, you’ve likely read dozens of prediction articles – telling you exactly what to expect for the 2016 campaign. We’re going to give you a different take on what to expect. We’re going to tell you which fan bases you won’t be able to stand this year.Yes, in any given year, it’s popular to hate on programs like Alabama and Ohio State – given their success. But there are other fan bases you’re going to get tired of hearing from this year as well.Without further ado, here are the 10 fan bases you’re going to hate this year. No. 1 won’t be a surprise, we promise.Get Started: No. 10 – Oregon Ducks >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11last_img read more

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Brilliance from Balurghat Four students make Bengal proud bag felicitation from NASA

first_imgBALURGHAT: In a remarkable achievement, four students from a private English medium school in Balurghat were felicitated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in USA for their successful participation in an International essay competition.Ankan Chakraborty, Daisy Chowdhury, Sourajita Kar and Vaidehi Mondal studying in Class XII of The Green View English Academy took part in the essay competition on April 15 after qualifying through an online screening test from Balurghat. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to a source, out of 3,000 students participating from India, 70 were finally enlisted to participate in the competition after a preliminary screening. A private USA-based institution had conducted the essay competition on ‘Spaceship and Astronomy’, in which only five students were selected for international ranking. Ankan, who topped for among the five, has got the opportunity of studying at the Florida Institute of Technology after his Class XII examination, along with a scholarship of 10,000 dollars per year. Vaidehi was the recipient of the Kalpana Chawla Achiever Award, while Daisy and Sourajita were rewarded the Space Explorer Award. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayVisibly overjoyed after receiving the award from NASA, Ankan said: “Aeronautics and space have been my passion since childhood. My parents have inspired me a lot regarding the subject.There was no pressure on my shoulders from their end to top in exams. They were very supportive and I also am grateful to my teachers who have contributed enormously to my success. It was my dream to get an opportunity in NASA after the Class XII board exams.”Like Ankan, Vaidehi, Sourajita and Daisy also have great interest in science and research work on space and astronomy. The trio has already set their minds on research work on satellite and telecommunication from any reputed college in India. “Our predecessors Kalpana Chawla and APJ Abdul Kalam have contributed a lot in the particular sector of space and telecommunication. India has a long way to go. We will be delighted if we get chances in the Indian Space Research Organisation in future,” they said. Hailing the feat, principal of the school Kakali Chakraborty said: “We are all delighted. They were successful as they followed both discipline and intensive study.”last_img read more

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Tiger Woods May Not Get A Better Shot At Another Green Jacket

2007Zach Johnson613016460513 2011Charl Schwartzel224564199620 Strokes gained tee-to-green was the top category (or tied for the top) for 46 percent of the Masters winners over that span,2No other category was above 38 percent. and 62 percent of winners ranked among the Top 10 in the statistic — like Woods does this year. (This is consistent with my previous research that driving distance and approach accuracy are the two secret weapons players can possess at Augusta, causing them to play better in the Masters than their overall scoring average would predict.)I haven’t mentioned Tiger’s putting numbers yet, and with good reason. Woods used to be the greatest putter in the world, but so far this season he ranks just 74th in strokes gained with the flatstick, adding only 0.19 shots above average per round. Last year, he was better — 48th on tour — though he still wasn’t the putting maestro who once showed me and countless others the fundamentals of a great stroke. However, Augusta has frequently seen putters who rank far worse than Woods win during the era of detailed PGA Tour tracking data. (In fact, more than half of qualified Masters winners since 2004 have ranked worse than 78th in putting.) Putting performance is so random from year to year — much less from tournament to tournament or even round to round — that it’s a lot easier for a good tee-to-green player to get hot on the green for a weekend than for a good putter to suddenly have an uncharacteristically amazing weekend off the tee.Because of all this, it’s not hard to understand why Woods is a strong 12-to-1 bet to win the Masters. But it’s also not hard to imagine that this could be the 43-year-old’s last, best chance to win another green jacket. Using our research on historical major winners from a few years ago, here’s what the aging curve for championship golfers looks like: Average34.531.970.018.486.121.2 Masters winners do their best work from tee to greenStrokes gained rankings by category for Masters Tournament winners during the seasons they won, 2004-18 2018Patrick Reed104742297224 2009Ángel Cabrera3748169636351 YearMasters WinnerOff TeeApproachAround GreenTee to GreenPuttingTotal 2014Bubba Watson2476371098 2008Trevor Immelman116501131191113 As the world’s greatest golfers convene in Augusta, Georgia, this week for the Masters, it’s time for every sports fan’s annual rite of spring: wild speculation about whether Tiger Woods can add a fifth green jacket to his closet. Picking Woods used to be a trendy bet; then it began to feel like a totally futile exercise. Well after he last won the event in 2005, there was a period when Woods was in the news constantly for everything except golf success. In fact, it wasn’t too long ago that Woods’s relevance as a winning golfer seemed finished, along with his bid to chase down Jack Nicklaus’s record for all-time majors won.But that all changed last season, when Woods put everything back together again to finish eighth on the PGA Tour money list and win the season-ending Tour Championship in September. Now Woods is back, in his best position in years to win another Masters. According to VegasInsider, Woods has the third-best odds of any player to win this weekend; he’s also playing even more inspired golf than he did during last year’s comeback campaign. But at age 43, will this be one of Woods’s last chances to win at Augusta before his days of being a viable champion are over?Certainly, Tiger has been outplaying many of his much younger rivals these past few seasons. Since the end of his lost 2017 campaign, Woods ranks sixth among qualified1Minimum 30 total rounds measured by ShotLink, the PGA Tour’s real-time scoring system. PGA Tour players in total strokes gained per round, trailing only Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood. He’s mostly regained his old mastery of irons on approach shots and still has some of the game’s best feel for shots around the green. In terms of strokes gained, Woods is picking up 1.67 shots (relative to the average player) per round so far in 2019, an even better mark than the 1.60 he posted last season — which itself was easily his best performance in five years.One of the most impressive aspects of Woods’s early play this season has been improved accuracy off the tee. According to the PGA Tour, Woods has hit 65.2 percent of possible fairways on his drives this season, which ranks 54th out of 214 qualified players. That might not sound amazing, but by Woods’s standards, it is ultraprecise accuracy. Last year, he hit only 59.4 percent of fairways, which ranked him 127th, and he struggled to break 55 percent over the four injury-plagued seasons before that. (Even during his really great pre-scandal/injury seasons, hitting fairways was an Achilles’ heel. In 2007, when he made the most money playing golf of his career, Woods ranked 152nd in driving accuracy and failed to hit 60 percent of fairways.) When Woods is scuffling, the first indication is often a wayward drive that requires subsequent artistry just to make par.With the help of that improved accuracy, Woods now ranks 72nd in strokes gained on drives this year — he was 100th last year — and ninth in strokes gained from the tee to the green, picking up 1.48 shots per round before ever setting his spikes on the putting surface. Classic Tiger was always a tee-to-green monster, ranking either first or second in the category every healthy season from 2006 to 2013, so his strong performance in that category this year is another signal that Woods is returning to vintage form.It’s also a very good sign for his chances at Augusta. That’s because, as Todd Schneider wrote about for FiveThirtyEight a few years ago, the Masters often comes down to a player’s skills with the long clubs — contrary to the tournament’s reputation for being a putting contest.Great PGA Tour players generally assert themselves most on approach shots and drives anyway, gaining about 4 strokes relative to average from tee to green for every extra shot they pick up on putts. But the recent history of Masters winners also suggests that a great long game is the true prerequisite for winning the green jacket. The average winner since strokes gained was first tracked in 2004 (excluding the 2016 and 2017 winners, Danny Willett and Sergio Garcia, because they lacked enough PGA Tour rounds to qualify for official leaderboards) ranked only about 86th in putting performance per round but 35th in strokes gained off the tee, 32nd in strokes gained on approach shots and 18th in total strokes gained from tee to green. 2015Jordan Spieth15117492 2013Adam Scott21677510811 PGA Tour Rank 2017Sergio García—————— 2010Phil Mickelson66532513312 Garcia and Willett didn’t play enough rounds to qualify for the PGA Tour’s rankings during their Masters-winning seasons.Source: PGAtour.com 2004Phil Mickelson7224351289 2005Tiger Woods44128451 2012Bubba Watson1598431606 2016Danny Willett—————— 2006Phil Mickelson124664405 That spike in wins for players in their early 40s came from 42-year-olds Ernie Els, Darren Clarke, Payne Stewart, Tom Kite and Gary Player, and it was the last actual uptick on the chart — and Woods is now on the wrong side of it. Jack Nicklaus famously won his final major at age 46, but most great golfers are largely done winning by their early to mid-40s. And the game has only gotten younger in the twilight of Woods’s career; while the average major-winner in our data set above (through 2014) was 31.9, that number is just 29.6 in the years since. With his own early career dominance and popularity, Woods has inspired a younger generation of gifted golfers that he now must do battle with.Woods is a special talent and in the conversation for the greatest golfer ever.3Even though most fans still give Nicklaus the nod. He’s playing as well heading into Augusta as he has in a long time and excelling in exactly the right categories. But between aging effects and his own injury history, he may never have a better shot at winning another Masters than he does right now. Once upon a time, Tiger was legendary for pouncing on every opportunity left in front of him. We’ll just have to see if he can summon that ability yet again. read more

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