Aguero ruins Sarri’s Chelsea bow as City wins Community Shield

first_imgPicking up where they left off in their record-breaking campaign last term, Pep Guardiola’s team took an early lead through Aguero, who rewarded City’s dominance with a second goal after the break.The last side to win the Community Shield and then go on to clinch the Premier League title were Manchester United in 2010-11.On this evidence, City could follow in their arch rivals’ footsteps at the end of the season.City’s German winger Leroy Sane was forced off injured at half-time, giving Guardiola a scare ahead of their Premier League opener at Arsenal on August 12.But that was the only sour note for City as they got back in the groove in impressive style.While the Community Shield serves as the curtain raiser to the new season, City and FA Cup holders Chelsea have very different ambitions for the Premier League campaign, which kicks off on Friday.City are favourites to defend the title and among the top Champions League contenders after becoming the first English top-flight team to secure 100 points last season.In contrast, Chelsea are starting from scratch after chain-smoking former banker Sarri was hired from Napoli as an antidote to his antagonistic predecessor Conte.But healing the wounds of Conte’s fractious two-year reign — which ended with Chelsea 30 points behind City in fifth place — won’t be easy for Sarri, as this spluttering performance underlined.Sarri and Guardiola are close friends and dined together on the eve of the Community Shield, yet this first experience of Chelsea’s reduced status must have left a nasty taste for the Italian.– Aguero milestone –Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero scored twice in the Community Shield win over Chelsea© AFP Ian KINGTONConsigning Conte’s favoured 3-4-2-1 formation to the bin, Sarri sent Chelsea out in a 4-3-3 system that malfunctioned from start to finish.Sarri has brought Italy midfielder Jorginho with him from Napoli to serve as the pivot for his manager’s attacking gameplan.But Jorginho made an underwhelming start, repeatedly giving the ball away in dangerous areas.Phil Foden drove at the heart of the Chelsea defence to set up City’s 13th-minute opener with little resistance from Jorginho or anyone else.Foden’s incisive run ended with a simple pass to the unmarked Aguero, who applied the finishing touch with a fine low strike from the edge of the area.It was Aguero’s 200th City goal — making the Argentina striker the first player to reach that milestone for the Eastlands outfit.Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri feels the heat in the Community Shield© AFP Ian KINGTONFoden’s contribution was the highlight of an assured display from the 18-year-old midfielder that belied his tender age and showed why he is hailed by City staff as the ‘Stockport Iniesta’.After 10 appearances for City last season, when he also inspired England’s Under-17 World Cup triumph, Foden could be on the brink of a breakthrough campaign.In the absence of Eden Hazard, still resting after the World Cup, Chelsea unveiled a precocious talent on their own in Callum Hudson-Odoi.The 17-year-old winger gave a glimpse of his blistering pace and nimble footwork when he cut in from the left flank to bring City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo into action with a stinging drive.Hudson-Odoi was a rare bright spot for Chelsea, with subdued Spain striker Alvaro Morata offering little evidence he can make amends for last season’s flop.Inspired by Aguero, City could have won by five but they settled for one more in the 58th minute.Aguero made a clever run to meet Bernardo Silva’s pass with a clinical finish that flashed past Willy Caballero as the champions showed Sarri the size of the task ahead of him.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Community Shield Manchester City are championsLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 5 – Sergio Aguero spoiled Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri’s first taste of English football as the Argentine’s double gave Manchester City a stylish 2-0 victory in the Community Shield on Sunday.Blues boss Sarri, hired to replace the sacked Antonio Conte last month, endured a miserable debut in the prestigious friendly at Wembley as lacklustre Chelsea were swept aside by Premier League champions City.last_img read more

A Ride-Along in an Ag Helicopter Applicator

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Sunrise Cooperative has teamed up with Sayre Helicopter to apply fungicide again this year. Both companies recently held a field day to show the advantages of helicopter application and invited The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins to ride along for the demonstration.last_img

Premiere Pro Tip: Make Clip Replacements and Revisions Faster Than Ever!

first_imgLearn three commands that will make your revisions faster and easier with this Premiere Pro tip!It happens every time – You’ve got your edit just right. Every cut is perfectly timed, each graphic is in the right spot. Then the client comes back with one or two b-roll shots they want replaced. Or maybe they want an alternate version with a different end-graphic for the web. These are pretty simple revisions, but what if you could do them even faster than before? In this handy Premiere Pro tip, learn how three simple commands can make replacing shots easier than ever and save you several keystrokes every time!The three  magic commands are located in the “Clip”: 1. Replace with Clip… From Source MonitorThis command replaces the selected clip with whatever is loaded in the Source Monitor, and it respects any In Point you have set. This is handy when you need to replace a b-roll shot, but don’t want to accidentally move the timing of the edit. You can set an In Point in the Source Monitor to make sure that frame is placed at the first frame of the clip you’re replacing in the timeline (this does not work with Out Points, however).2. Replace with Clip… From Source Monitor, Match FrameThis command does functions the same way as “Replace with Clip…From Source Monitor,” except that it puts the frame you’re parked at in the Source Monitor into the same place you’re parked at in the Timeline. This is particularly handy if you want a specific action or point of the clip to line up with a specific time in the timeline (say, a music hit, for example). Like before, very handy for b-roll replacement.3. Replace with Clip… From BinThis one may seem less useful, but I’ve found a very specific circumstance where it comes in handy: Often, I’m asked to make multiple variations of the same edit, usually where the graphics change (one for web, one for TV, etc.). I’ll render out the different versions of my end graphics from After Effects as separate clips (all with the same duration, if possible) and import them all into Premiere.From there, I can go to the graphics in my timelines, select the appropriate graphic clips in the timeline, select what I want to replace it with in the Bin, and hit the “Replace with Clip… From Bin” command. An advantage of doing this: Effects and transitions that were on the original clip in the timeline are retained. This is pretty similar to option/alt-dragging a clip to replace it, but is a keyboard-centric way to do that.Over my time as an editor, I’ve found myself using these keys a good bit, especially with revisions and repetitive graphics replacements. I ended up mapping them to F13-F15 (I use a full-size keyboard). Hopefully these help you with your quick revisions! Here are a few more helpful Premiere Pro tips, tricks, and tutorials:Create Quick and Easy Vignettes in Premiere ProPremiere Pro Tutorial: Compositing Live-Action and Timelapse FootageThree Quick Tips for Editing in Premiere ProWas this Premiere Pro tip helpful? Got any of your own tricks that you’d like to share? Do it in the comments below! Replace with Clip… From Source MonitorReplace with Clip… From Source Monitor, Match FrameReplace with Clip… From BinEach one of these commands starts with the same setup: You select a clip in the timeline that you want to replace. All three of these commands replace the clip you have selected with whatever is either loaded in the source monitor or selected in the bin.last_img read more

The Blackmagic eGPU: The Graphics Upgrade Your Mac Needs

first_imgThe Blackmagic eGPU is a new external graphics processor made exclusively for Mac. Here’s what we think it can do for you.Recently, Blackmagic Design let us try out their brand-new external graphics processor, the Blackmagic eGPU. Here’s what we discovered about this space-age tower.The First LookFirst off, this thing looks and feels majestic. Its sleek metal frame and wave-pattern enclosure likens it to an Apple product, with smooth, rounded metal edges and intuitive design. It’s pretty large, standing at just about a foot tall and about six inches wide. At first glance, one would think this is a computer tower — maybe from Alienware. It’s incredibly sturdy, and you can definitely tell that a lot of work went into this design (as Blackmagic is known for). It’s definitely something to feature on your desk, not to stow away in a dark corner.The SpecsThe eGPU features some impressive specs that put it a notch above other eGPUs:Built-in Radeon Pro 580 with 8GB of GDDR5 memory.Plug-and-Play connectivity.Native Mac compatibility.4 USB 3 ports.2 Thunderbolt 3 ports.HDMI 2.0 port.Internal PSU.Supports LG UltraFine 5K Display via Thunderbolt 3.Ultra-quiet – about 18dB.Price: $699So, if some of these features mean nothing to you, here’s the breakdown. The Radeon Pro 580 is a beast in the GPU world, and with 8GB of dedicated RAM, it can power most GPU-driven tasks without a hitch. With the native Mac compatibility and plug-and-play connectivity, all you have to do is plug in the eGPU to get it to work with your Mac. Being the first Mac-only eGPU available in the Apple Store, it’s your only choice right now for a graphics upgrade. You just need to be sure that your Mac is running iOS 10.13.4, which is when they introduced the official eGPU support.The four USB 3 ports and two thunderbolt ports are wildly helpful, since Apple has been moving over to Thunderbolt 3 ports for most of their devices. You can also connect to the LG UltraFine 5K Display with the Thunderbolt 3 cable — a first for an eGPU in its field.This thing is also incredibly quiet — the fans barely overcrank, and it can run while doing VO without interrupting during a render. I have a feeling the over-engineered design has something to do with it.How Can This Help You?Well, for starters, you can’t upgrade your Mac’s GPU, and it’s not like we are going to see that change anytime soon. So an eGPU is essentially your only option besides building your own PC.The eGPU will help out mostly in DaVinci Resolve — another Blackmagic product. Resolve uses the GPU for the majority of its processing, unlike Premiere or Final Cut, which rely on the CPU and RAM. So if you’re a Resolve user, look forward to a spike in processing speed. For Premiere and Final Cut users, there’s not as much for you in this eGPU, since those programs won’t use its processing power. (We may see Final Cut start using GPU power in the future, so keep your eyes peeled for updates.)If you’re a gamer (A Mac gamer? Bless your heart), the eGPU will certainly boost those frame rates and give you more options when playing hi-res.So, final thoughts: Blackmagic’s eGPU will certainly boost performance on GPU-heavy programs like video games or Resolve. And a key feature of this machine that gets overlooked is that you can use it as a hub for a run-and-gun home editing suite. Since you can plug monitors, hard drives, and anything else into the eGPU tower, all you have to do is connect your mac with a single thunderbolt cable, and you’ve now got access to an entire tower of connected devices — as well as a power source. So when you come home to connect to your devices, one plug does the work of four.If you (or your business) has the money, this is a worthwhile investment. We might be seeing a wave of Mac eGPUs flood the market in the near future, but for now, the Blackmagic eGPU’s your best bet.Images via Blackmagic.Looking for more articles on video production gear? Check these out.Panasonic Unveils Their New Mirrorless L-Mount CamerasBreaking: Deity Releases Their New Wireless Mic System A Look At The Unmatched Versatility of the Canon C700FFThis DIY Roger Deakins Style Ring Light Costs Less Than $150Breaking: Aputure Releases Their New Line of Light-Shaping Accessorieslast_img read more

Alpart to Ship First 35,000 Tonnes on December 5

first_imgStory Highlights Alpart is scheduled to ship its first 35,000 tonnes of alumina on December 5, meeting a year-end deadline to export the product. Meanwhile, he said that National Minerals Week 2017, which commences on November 19, will provide the opportunity to raise awareness about the mining sector and its contribution to economic growth. Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, made the disclosure at a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (November 14), where he announced activities to mark National Minerals Week 2017. Alpart is scheduled to ship its first 35,000 tonnes of alumina on December 5, meeting a year-end deadline to export the product.Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, made the disclosure at a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (November 14), where he announced activities to mark National Minerals Week 2017.“You can do the math, but that’s an immediate cash injection into the economy,” he said.The Alpart plant in Nain, St. Elizabeth, was reopened in June by new owners Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) Limited.The company has proposed to invest some US$3 billion in the upgrading of the plant over a three-year period, increasing capacity from 1.65 million tonnes to two million.“That is an exciting special economic zone development. They are going to build a new plant; they’re going to dredge the Kaiser port and intensify the shipments that leave from the port,” he said.“There’s to be an aluminium foil factory, a stainless steel plant, an aluminium sheet plant, a welding rod plant. This should create hundreds of (employment) opportunities,” he noted.Meanwhile, he said that National Minerals Week 2017, which commences on November 19, will provide the opportunity to raise awareness about the mining sector and its contribution to economic growth.“National Minerals Week will expose the whole sector. We want to increase the understanding and visibility of mining. We’re hoping to create a forum for sharing information and experiences,” he added.last_img read more

Tourism Ministry Crafting Destination Assurance Policy and Strategy

first_img The Ministry of Tourism is developing a destination assurance policy and strategy that will ensure that the tourism product remains first class and that the country can maintain its competitive advantage in the global marketplace.“We cannot allow any threat or challenge to interfere with this product [because tourism] is the only sector in Jamaica that has grown consistently for the past 30 years,” said Senior Director for Technical Services in the Ministry, David Dobson.“The idea is that once a visitor books a vacation to Jamaica, they can be confident from the moment of arrival until their departure [of] a comfortable, safe and fulfilling visitor experience,” he pointed out.Mr. Dobson was addressing tourism and health stakeholders at a workshop on the Regional Tourism and Health Programme at the RIU Montego Bay Hotel on Friday (June 15).The Ministry, last year, launched the Destination Assurance Council, which will work to ensure that the quality, standards and integrity of the tourism product are maintained.Among its many functions, the Council will identify the needs of the tourism industry, monitor the progress of the developmental efforts made by key stakeholders in the resort areas, and ensure that operators are licensed.The Regional Tourism Health Programme aims to enhance the health and well-being of visitors and locals, thereby improving the quality, competitiveness, reputation, profitability, and sustainability of Caribbean tourism.Mr. Dobson informed that since the launch of the programme in July 2017, “we have developed this web-based real-time tourism health information monitoring and response system, [and] we have established regional guidelines for harmonised responses to tourism public health threats”.In addition, extensive capacity-building in food safety and environmental sanitation have been executed and public-private partnerships have been initiated.He noted that for these strategies to be successful, the full participation of all sector players will be necessary.“If we are to do this, all tourism entities must be aware of this, and they are all encouraged to conform to the guiding principles pertaining to visitor safety, and that includes food safety,” Mr. Dobson said, adding that the Government is committed to the programme.The Regional Tourism and Health Programme was developed through support from the World Bank and is being executed by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in collaboration with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and member countries. Story Highlights The Ministry of Tourism is developing a destination assurance policy and strategy that will ensure that the tourism product remains first class and that the country can maintain its competitive advantage in the global marketplace. “The idea is that once a visitor books a vacation to Jamaica, they can be confident from the moment of arrival until their departure [of] a comfortable, safe and fulfilling visitor experience,” he pointed out. “We cannot allow any threat or challenge to interfere with this product [because tourism] is the only sector in Jamaica that has grown consistently for the past 30 years,” said Senior Director for Technical Services in the Ministry, David Dobson.last_img read more