Barcelona honour terror attack victims in Betis win

first_imgA minute’s silence was held before kick-off, whilst Barcelona players wore black armbands and shirts with ‘Barcelona’ replacing individual names on the back.“What happened was terrible, we hope this stops now because we are not afraid,” Barca winger Gerard Deulofeu, who set up both goals, told BeIN Sports Spain. “This victory is for those affected.”The decision for the match to go ahead with increased security measures put in place was part of a desire to “recover normality” in the words of Catalonia’s president Carles Puigdemont.A defiant attitude was on show in the stands, although in common with many matches against weaker opposition, the 99,000 capacity Camp Nou was far from full.After the attack some fans, especially tourists, returned their tickets, the club said without giving figures.“Their money was refunded to everyone, the circumstances are special and understandable,” a club spokesman said.– ‘Not afraid’ –Fans in the Barca singing section borrowed a line from the club’s anthem in a banner that read: “No one can ever break us,” whilst chants of “we are not afraid” rang out after the minute’s silence.Barcelona (L) and Betis’s football players observe a minute of silence to pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona and Cambrils attacks at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on August 20, 2017 © AFP / Josep LAGO“We can’t live with fear, which is exactly the mentality that these situations normally cause and people don’t want to leave the house,” said Vanessa Hano, 28, an American Barcelona resident.“I thought there would be like a collective hysteria but I see everything is normal,” added Sandra Lorenzo, 41, as she sold drinks next to the stadium.“I have worked here for 25 years at every match. They are not going to make me stay at home.”Prior to the attacks, Barca had endured a difficult start to the season on the field as shorn of Neymar following his world record 222 million euro ($261 million) move to Paris Saint-Germain, the Catalans were swept aside 5-1 on aggregate by Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup.Coach Ernesto Valverde admitted on Saturday events in the past few days had put the club’s problems into perspective.However, despite also missing the injured Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta, Barca rose to the challenge of raising the city’s spirits with a dominant display.“In the end you always have to move forward,” said Valverde.Security members of the Camp Nou stadium walk before the Spanish league footbal match on August 20, 2017 © AFP / LLUIS GENE“Our idea was to be able to dedicate this victory to those affected.”With the mayor of Cambrils Cami Mendoza and chiefs of Catalonia’s regional police force among those watching on, captain Lionel Messi led by example with Deolofeu and Paco Alcacer struggling to fill Suarez and Neymar’s shoes up front.Messi smashed an early free-kick off the post and his presence was enough to pressure Alin Tosca to turn Deulofeu’s low cross into his own net for the opener nine minutes before half-time.Deulofeu was the provider once more when Barca doubled their advantage three minutes later as Sergi Roberto slotted home from close range.Messi also posed the biggest threat of a low key second-half as he struck the woodwork twice more with rasping shots from outside the area.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona’s midfielder Sergi Roberto (R) celebrates after scoring against Real Betis at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on August 20, 2017 © AFP / Josep LAGOBARCELONA, Spain, Aug 20 – Barcelona got their La Liga season off to a winning start on Sunday, beating Real Betis 2-0 at a emotional Camp Nou following a pair of terrorist attacks in Catalonia.Twin vehicle attacks on Thursday killed 14 people and wounded around 120 in Barcelona’s bustling Las Ramblas boulevard and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils.last_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: ST PATRICK’S DONEGAL TOWN PARISH NEWSLETTER

first_imgNEWSLETTERSt. Patrick’s Church, Donegal TownFr. Willie Peoples 074-9721026Saturday 25th 10.00am Patsy & Teresa Furey – Anniversary6.00pm Lily McIntyre – AnniversarySunday 26th 9.00am11.30am Michael Thomas – AnniversarySaturday 3rd 10.00am6.00pm Patrick Peoples – AnniversarySunday 4th 9.00am11.30am William, Michael & Kathleen Peoples – AnniversaryMASSES DURING THE WEEK- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday – 9.30am. Saturday 10.00amSICK AND HOUSEBOUND – Will be attended to on Friday of this weekRECENT DEATHS Mai Mc Callion, Upper Main St. Funeral was on Wednesday. Theresa McHugh, the Mullins,Funeral was on Thursday. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – St. Patrick’s Church on Thursdays, from 10.00am –10.00pm. All Welcome!PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDESThis tour departs on July 16th ex Belfast, 5 nights Hotel Panorama – €709.00 per person sharing. For further details contact – Bob/Annie Faulkner – 0749721071or 087 4036252, Maura Caldwell – 0749723103 or 086 8875787, Patricia Ward -0749721737or 086 8855165, Joe Quinn – 0749722119 or 087 8362727, Fr. Peoples – 0749721026St. Agatha’s Church, Clar Fr. Danny Mc Brearty 074-9721093Saturday 25th 6.30pm Joe Martin – AnniversarySunday 26th 10.30am Adam Colhoun – Months MindSaturday 3rd 6.30pm The deceased members of the Mc Govern family – AnniversarySunday 4th 10.30am Hanah and Denis Lucey – AnniversaryMASSES DURING THE WEEK-. Monday, Thursday and Friday – 10.00am, Wednesday, 7.00pm.EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT -Tuesday from 3pm -7pm in St Agatha’s Church, Clar.SICK AND AGED Will be visited on Friday, 2nd March commencing at 10.30amCEMETERY SUNDAY MASS Sunday 8th July at 10.30am. In St Agatha’s, Church, Clar. Please tell your family and friends.CITIZENS INFORMATION SERVICE IS COMING TO KILLYBEGCounty Donegal Citizens Information Service will be providing a regular outreach Clinic on Monday mornings from 10.00am to 1.00pm at South West Donegal Community Partnership, Old Niall Mor School, Bridge Street, Killybegs. You are invited to drop in and we can provide you with information, advice and advocacy in respect of your rights and entitlements. WORLD DAY OF PRAYER INTERDENOMINATIONALService takes place: At the Church of Ireland Donegal Town, Friday 2nd March 2012 at 8.00pmS.V.P. THRIFT SHOPPlease note change of opening hours from Monday 5th March, New time – 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Opening hours for Thursday and Friday remain the same- 10.00am to 2.00pm. Please note we cannot accept Electrical goods including Televisions or car seats as we are not permitted to sell same. Broken toys and torn books are not acceptable. Please do not leave these at the shop door.GOOD MORNING SERVICEThis free phone service is provided for people over the age of 60 years who may be living alone, are affected by rural isolation or if they find themselves housebound for whatever reason. We would be very happy to hear from anyone who wishes to receive a call each week. Please call Frances or Deirdre on 0749321598 if you need an application, or further information.FOUR MASTERS Bord na nOgWe are having an underage presentation evening for football, hurling and camogie players in Dom’s Pier One on Sunday 26th February from 5.00pm to 7.00pm.SCOIL AODH RUA AGUS NUALAJunior Infant enrolments for September 2012 will take place on Wednesday 14th March between 1.00pm-3.00pm in the Nuala building. Enrolment forms available on the day or from Secretary’s office (0749722661)FRESH SHAMROCK FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAYFresh Shamrock will be on sale outside the Chapel Gates after Mass on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March, at a cost of €3.00 per packet. Proceeds are in aid of the local Dyslexia Association. Your support will be greatly appreciated.REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT OUTREACHThe Outreach Officer will be in attendance in The Family Resource Centre, Upper Main Street, Donegal Town on Thursday 1st March, from 11.00am to 1.00pm. No appointment necessary. Further enquiries to Helen or Mary 074 9128010. LOCAL NEWS: ST PATRICK’S DONEGAL TOWN PARISH NEWSLETTER was last modified: February 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LOCAL NEWS: ST PATRICK’S DONEGAL TOWN PARISH NEWSLETTERlast_img read more

Half-time: Chelsea 3 Villa 0

first_imgChelsea are on course for a resounding victory at Stamford Bridge.Fernando Torres’ third-minute opener and David Luiz’s free-kick put them firmly in command before Branislav Ivanovic headed in from close range.Torres found the top corner with a cracking 15-yard header from Cesar Azpilicueta’s right-wing cross – his seventh goal in six games.Chelsea then thought they should have been awarded a penalty when Nathan Baker grappled with Torres as the striker attempted to meet a cross from Ashley Cole.It mattered little, as by the 35th minute the Blues were 3-0 up.The free-kick from Luiz was a beauty which gave keeper Brad Guzan no chance, and Ivanovic netted from the rebound after Gary Cahill’s effort had been parried.Luiz is playing in midfield alongside Frank Lampard, who is making his 500th Premier League start.Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Luiz, Lampard, Moses, Mata, Hazard, Torres.Subs: Turnbull, Ramires, Oscar, Ferreira, Marin, Piazon, Ake.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Takeaways: Donskoi’s injury could test Sharks depth heading toward trade season

first_imgSAN JOSE — As Joe Pavelski put it: the Sharks had “a lot going on” Saturday night.Erik Karlsson got a rematch against his former-team. Chris Tierney, Dylan DeMelo, and Mikkel Boedker made their returns to SAP Center. Several of the team’s dads were kicking around after Thursday’s fathers’ trip to Las Vegas and Brent Burns was honored before puck-drop for playing in his 1,000th NHL game Dec. 27.Burns received a silver stick, a Sharks tooth and two African antelopes for his ranch in Texas. He …last_img

Ramphele’s party platform to ‘build SA’

first_img18 February 2013 South African activist, doctor and businesswoman Mamphela Ramphele officially announced the formation of a “party political platform” at Johannesburg’s Constitution Hill on Monday. Last year Ramphele announced that she would embark on a campaign to overhaul South Africa’s electoral system through the Citizens Movement which was launched to encourage active citizens in South Africa’s democracy. Ramphele resigned from her position as chairperson of Gold Fields last week. “Dr Ramphele has decided to retire as chairman to further her socio-economic and political work,” spokesperson Sven Lunsche said in a statement. “She has resigned from most of her private sector directorships and will relinquish all other remaining private sector directorships and positions to focus on these activities.” The activities involve the launch of the initiative under the name Agang, or in the Nguni languages of our country, Akhani, which can be interpreted in English as “Build South Africa”. “I am working with a group of fellow citizens to form a party political platform that will focus on rekindling hope that building the country of our dreams is possible in our lifetime,” Ramphele said in her speech.‘Hunger for a new beginning’ “Our consultations and conversations across the lengths and breadths of our country have confirmed a hunger for a new beginning. “I feel called to to lead the efforts of many South Africans who increasingly fear that we are missing too many opportunities to become that which we have the potential to become – a great society,” she said. She highlighted the need to restructure the country’s economy by improving education and training in order to tackle poverty and inequality. She also spoke of the need for an active citizenry to shape the country’s collective future. “This is an opportunity for citizens to take ownership of their own country’s destiny and shape it,” Ramphele said. “I invite all compatriots to work with us to build a South Africa we can all be proud of. We owe it to you, our children, and your children to leave them a legacy of a great country. “I have put up my hand. I ask you all to join this effort. Our children and grandchildren deserve nothing less. Our mothers and grandmothers deserve nothing less. All South Africans deserve nothing less,” she said. Ramphele is a former director of human development at the World Bank and became the first South African to be appointed as one of four managing directors of the World Bank in 2000. Her responsibilities included overseeing the strategic positioning of the World Bank Institute. She also became the first black woman to be appointed as a vice chancellor at a South African university when she was appointed the role at the University of Cape Town in September 1996. Ramphele served as a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, as the director of the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa and as a board member of the Anglo-American Corporation and Transnet. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

10 Free and ‘Name Your Own Price’ After Effects Scripts

first_imgBuild up your AE script library! Check out these FREE and ‘name you own price’ After Effects scripts.Add power to After Effects with scripting. Scripts add additional functionality to AE and can be used to automate and simplify repetitive processes. Whereas expressions can only be applied to a single composition/layer, scripts can handle multiple composition and layers.For many AE users the ‘code’ aspect of scripting may be a bit intimidating, but luckily there are many existing scripts online that you can quickly integrate into AE. In this post, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite FREE After Effects scripts. Note: Some templates in the list are “Name Your Own Price”. If you find them useful be sure to show the author some love!Want to create your own AE scripts? Check out our previous post: Introduction to After Effects Scripting1. Decompose TextDecompose is a cool script that allows users to break up text into individual layers. Instead of having to track and kern individual text layers by hand you can simply layout your text how you want it, activate the script, and you’re done. Decompose also gives users the ability to break up their text by characters, words, or lines. [From aescripts + aeplugins]2. Ease and WizzEase and Wizz is an extremely useful AE script that helps with interpolation between keyframes. The script uses complex math to ease values between keyframes. Instead of using the graph editor to smooth out your keyframes you can easily use this script to get similar results. Definitely a must-have if you do a lot of motion graphic work. [from aescripts + aeplugins]3. Auto CropWhile this script may seem a little niche it actually adds a really cool functionality to After Effects – the ability to crop your composition. Now of course you can simply go to the composition settings and crop there, but AutoCrop2 actually automatically crops to the size of the contents in your composition. This is useful if you are working with elements that have a very specific resolution, or if you’re simply trying to save space by not rendering out unused pixels. [from BatchFrame]4. Move Anchor PointIf you do a lot of motion graphics work in After Effects than you have probably ran into the problem of adjusting your anchor point after you’ve already set keyframes. Normally when you try to do this your position will shift causing you to reset your keyframes. Using this ‘move anchor point’ script you can move the anchor point even after you already set your position keyframes. [from BatchFrame]5. ParaventWhile the Paravent script may seem gimmicky the results are pretty darn stunning. Paravent is an unfolding script that allows users to created folding and unfolding animations with just a few mouse clicks. These unfolding animations also work in 3D space so your lights will effect your scene. [from MotionBoutique]6. CollageIt doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what Collage does! As the name implies, Collage is a script that quickly creates collages from selected layers (a major timesaver over doing it by hand). Collage even has a few customization options like border, where you can set your border width based on you composition size. [from MotionBoutique]7. Content Aware Fill ScriptIf you’ve ever worked with the content aware feature in Photoshop than you’ll be familiar with how the Content Aware Fill Script works. In short, the script intelligently replaces a selection in your image with pixel data surrounding the selection. So if you had an object that you needed to remove, you can easily get rid of it using content aware. [from MotionBoutique]8. DuikIf you do animation, Duik is the free script for you. Duik gives animators key features not included in After Effects like inverse kinematics, bones, and auto rigs. While it will take some time to get used to the script, it is incredibly powerful and a must-have for anyone into character animation. [from DuDuF]9. Dojo ScreenshotThe built-in screenshot tool in After Effects is a great way to share your work with others during production. However, the downside is it only creates JPEGs (which do not include alpha channels for compositing tests). To fix this problem you could simply export at PNG or PSD, but an even easier way is to use the Dojo Screenshot Script. The script takes PNG screenshots of your compositions making it easier to test them out with the added alpha channels. [from CreativeDojo]10. Translate ExpressionsIf you create templates or projects that are shared worldwide you need to make sure that all of your expressions are language proof. For example, just because your projects expressions work in an English version of After Effects, doesn’t mean they work in a German version. The Translate Expressions script fixes this. Using the script you can be sure that your projects will work in any After Effects language worldwide. [from aescripts + aeplugins]Technically you can download and install all of these scripts for free, but if you like them why not throw a little money to the author? They deserve it!Here are a few places where you can find more free AE scripts:aescripts + aepluginsCreative DojoBatch FrameDuDuFKnow of any other awesome free After Effects scripts? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Kobe Bryant may win yet another trophy—an Oscar

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View comments “What??” Bryant responded on Twitter. “This is beyond the realm of imagination. It means so much that the @TheAcademy deemed #DearBasketball worthy of contention.”The reaction to Bryant’s nomination was not all positive, however. Some on social media recalled the athlete’s sex assault case from more than a decade ago. “Congrats Academy you just nominated an accused rapist — Kobe Bryant for best animated short,” wrote Melissa Silverstein, of Women and Hollywood, on Twitter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBryant was accused in June 2003 of sexual assault by a worker at hotel in the Vail, Colorado area. Sexual assault charges were filed but dropped the following year after the woman told prosecutors she was unwilling to testify. Bryant in 2005 entered an out-of-court settlement with the woman for undisclosed terms.The academy did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant arrives for a halftime ceremony, retiring both of his jersey’s during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors, in Los Angeles. Bryant is nominated for an Oscar in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem he wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from basketball. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)LOS ANGELES — Does Kobe Bryant need another trophy? He might get one — at the Oscars.Bryant, the retired Los Angeles Lakers star, was nominated in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem he wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from basketball. He was nominated along with veteran Disney animator Glen Keane.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:24DILG, Napolcom should consider Senate report on admin raps vs Albayalde00:54Gordon: Albayalde may still face charges even after retirement01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Arellano survives stern test, turns back Perpetualcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Bryant’s poem begins: “Dear Basketball, from the moment I started rolling my dad’s tube socks, and shooting imaginary game-winning shots in the Great Western Forum, I knew one thing was real: I fell in love with you.”It reflects on how time is running out. “I can’t love you obsessively for much longer,” it says. “This season is all I have left to give. My heart can take the pounding, my mind can handle the grind. But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.”It ends by counting down the final five seconds on a game clock.Bryant, 39, a five-time NBA champion, played 20 seasons with the Lakers before retiring last year.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more