Dhoni shines for IndiaINDORE, India (AP):Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni produced a courageous knock under pressure and Axar Patel came up with some timely strikes as India completed a gritty 22-run victory over South Africa in the second one-day international yesterday.Dhoni gave a superb exhibition of batting in the company of lower-order batsmen, with his unbeaten 92 helping India to level the five-game series 1-1. Left-arm spinner Patel extracted enough turn from the pitch to grab 3-39 as India bowled out South Africa for 225 in 43.4 overs in reply to the hosts’ 247-9.Dhoni smashed four sixes and seven fours as India fought back after being reduced to 104-5 in the 24th over.”It was not an easy game as a lot of people wait with open swords and want you to make mistakes,” Dhoni said in reference to his below-par spell with the bat. “As a complete batting unit we didn’t perform well, but we bounced back well.”Pakistan takecontrolABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP):A double century by Shoaib Malik and his 248-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Asad Shafiq yesterday gave Pakistan the upper hand at the end of the second day of the first Test against England. Chasing a massive Pakistan first innings total of 523-8 declared, England’s openers made an assured start and were 56 without loss at close of play. Captain Alastair Cook was unbeaten on 39, while his new opening partner Moeen Ali was on 15.Pakistan’s innings was built around Malik’s 245 runs in his first Test match in more than five years, and an eighth Test century by Shafiq (107).”Both Malik and me had planned to be patient and try not to lose our wickets. We knew we will get the runs if we stuck around,” Shafiq said.Malik’s innings lasted more than 10 hours and he faced 420 balls for his 245. He came in at the fall of the first wicket with the score on 5 in the third over and he was seventh to go in the 150th over. Captain Misbah-ul Haq then declared the innings a couple of overs later when Zulfiqar Babar became the fourth victim of Ben Stokes, the most successful England bowler with 4-57.
VALENCIA – The traffic was bad enough Friday at Valencia’s mall, and it got worse when the horse with antlers trotted amid cars in the crowded parking lots. Motorists cruising the lots in search of a parking spot on this traditional opening to the holiday shopping season couldn’t help but stare at the four equestrians assigned to patrol parking areas. A sheriff’s deputy and three civilian volunteers rode horseback, augmenting the Valencia Town Center security force. “You can pretty much see from one end of the parking lot to the other when you’re on a horse,” said sheriff’s Deputy Artie Thompson, who coordinates the volunteer posse. “I think they’re excellent as the eyes and ears for the department.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The equestrian patrol also is a public relations move, Thompson acknowledged. “Everyone likes the horses, the kids come up to them,” he said. “Even the bad guys like the horses.” The horse squad will patrol the mall parking lots on and off throughout the season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Anchoring the Brand South Africa campaign for the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup is a stunning television advert featuring the vuvuzela – the trumpet that has come to symbolise South African football – and nine of Africa’s most famous locations. Click arrow to play video.
Having trouble pulling a clean chroma key? We share an After Effects tutorial full of tips for keying green or blue screen footage.Getting a decent chroma key is one of the most frustrating things to do in production. Problems such as incorrectly lit backdrops and shadows can make keying seem impossible in post, especially if you only use plugins or effects, such as Keylight. But there are a few things you can do to improve your backgrounds to make the keying process a whole lot easier.In this video created by Short Form Video you’ll learn a few ways to improve your chroma keying in Adobe After Effects. These post-production tips include:The selective color effectDealing with chroma noiseThe channel blurThe remove grain filter While you might be able to improve your key using After Effects it is far better to properly light and shoot the backdrop in stead of having to fix it in post production. Fore more info, check out our previous post Essential Tips: Shooting Green Screen for Chroma Key.This video was shared by ShortFormVideo. Thanks for sharing!Have any other tips for keying in Adobe After Effects? Share in the comments below.