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Law: WI were let down by fielding


first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):New West Indies head coach Stuart Law has lamented his side’s effort in the field in Friday’s opening One-Day International (ODI) against England.Leading the Caribbean side for the first time since his appointment last month, the Australian watched as they succumbed by 45 runs at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium after failing to overhaul a challenging 297.But while praising both the batting and bowling efforts, Law said the Windies had let themselves down in the field. Captain Eoin Morgan was let off twice during his top score of 107, while Jason Roy (13) was also put down early on.”One thing we showed, we did show good fight. It didn’t all go our way in the field, but I thought we stuck to our tasks,” Law noted.”We probably lost it a bit in the last 10 overs. We lost a bit of focus in the field. A couple of very important catches went down and it just goes to show that catches do win matches, and they dropped two of the best players going around. You can’t afford to do that.”Law was quick to reiterate the value of the missed chances in the field while also ruing the fact neither Mohammed nor Carter went on to three figures.LAPSES IN THE FIELD”They all bowled reasonably OK. It wasn’t so much the bowling; it was more so the couple of lapses in the field,” Law pointed out.”And then, with the bat, Jason Mohammed played beautifully for his 70 and Jonathan Carter again for his fifty, so it would have been nice if one of those two had gone on to get a big score.”West Indies take on England in the second ODI today at the same venue, and Law said he was hoping his side could make the necessary adjustments.last_img read more


A poor Sharks start, and a deserved end result


first_imgLAS VEGAS — The Sharks already knew they’d be without 30-goal scorer Evander Kane for their season-opening game with the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday. Then coach Pete DeBoer found out about an hour before the start that he’d be without two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson, as well.Mix in the fact that the Sharks were starting three rookies against a highly motivated team many feel are the favorites to win the Pacific Division, and the Sharks clearly had a steep hill to climb.It …last_img


SA gets tough with rhino poachers


first_img2 February 2012 South African Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has welcomed the 25-year sentences handed down to three Mozambicans this week, as the country steps up its efforts to combat rhino poaching. The poachers were sentenced by the Phalaborwa Regional Court on Tuesday for illegally hunting rhinos in South Africa’s Kruger National Park in 2010. Aselmo Baloyi, Jawaki Nkuna and Ismael Baloyi were found guilty on four counts including illegal hunting of rhino, possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition. Molewa said the sentence would send a strong message to poachers. She was optimistic that the sentence, coupled with increasing anti-poaching measures by the country’s law enforcement agencies, would serve as a deterrent.Increased anti-poaching measures These measures include the South African National Defence Force returning to monitor the 350km of national border in Kruger National Park and other country borders, as well as the deployment of conservation specialists at ports through which the trade in endangered species can be exported and imported. The Department of Water and Environmental and South African National Parks are also in the process of beefing up patrols in the Kruger National Park with the deployment of an additional 150 rangers. Bilateral engagements between South Africa and Mozambique to deal with cross-border law enforcement are also ongoing, while South Africans have been urged to report any illegal rhino activities by calling the dedicated line 0800 205 005. 232 suspects arrested in 2011 The Department of Water and Environmental Affairs said last week that 232 suspects were arrested in connection with rhino poaching in South Africa last year. These included 194 rhino poachers, 24 receivers of rhino horns, 12 couriers and two exporters. No buyers were arrested. Briefing parliamentarians in Cape Town, the department’s deputy director-general on biodiversity and conservation, Fundisile Mketeni, said the crime was grossing about R160-billion annually worldwide. Mketeni said that 122 rhinos were poached in South Africa in 2009, rising to 333 in 2010 and to 448 in 2011. He projected that about 300 rhinos were likely to be poached in the country this year. He added that the North West and Limpopo provinces had the highest numbers of poached rhinos. Mketeni was speaking during a briefing to Parliament’s portfolio committee on water and environmental affairs by over a dozen concerned organisations and individuals. Mketeni said that most of the poached rhino horns were destined for Asian countries such as Vietnam, Thailand and China. He indicated that South Africa was at various stages of signing bilateral agreements with these countries to help combat the crime.More co-ordination needed Mtekeni complained about a lack of coordination between his department and its provincial counterparts as well as other related departments in dealing with problem, and called for his department to be given centralized powers to allow them to decisively deal with the matter. Mtekeni said that the department should have its own officers trained along the lines of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). “We want to have our own intelligence and use it the way we want,” he said, indicating that these would be able to directly pursue rhino poaching syndicates outside the country. He said they planned to deploy their own officials at ports of entry as well as to train customs officials to help detect suspects about to leave the country. He called for the Department of Public Works to fix, electrify and insert an electrical detection system on the fence between the Kruger National Park and Mozambique, where rhino poaching activities were frequent. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more


Create a Simple Submix in Adobe Premiere Pro


first_imgNeed to apply audio and effect changes to multiple audio tracks — all at the same time? No problem. Follow these steps to create a submix in Adobe Premiere Pro.Image via ShutterstockA submix is an audio track that combines audio signals/tracks and routes them to your master track. Submixes can be mono, stereo, or 5.1 surround. They come in handy when you want to apply the same audio or effect settings to multiple audio tracks at the same time. Here’s a quick video tutorial that covers the three-step process of creating a simple submix in Adobe Premiere Pro.Now that you’ve watched the video, here’s a step-by-step guide.Step 1: Create a New Audio Submix TrackRight/control click in the track header and select Add Audio Submix Track. If you take a look at your submix track in the Audio Track Mixer panel, you’ll notice a few differences.First, the submix track background is a shade darker than other audio tracks. You’ll also notice the lack of a record button. Submix tracks can’t contain clips, so you can’t record to them. Therefore, they don’t contain any recording or device input options or clip editing properties.Step 2: Assign Track OutputsIn the mixer panel, just above the pan dial, you’ll see the Track Output/Assignment dropdown menu. This is where you can assign your audio tracks to your submix. When you assign a track to a submix, the output signal contains all properties specified for that track, including automation, effects, pan/balance, solo/mute, and fader settings.Step 3: Apply Audio and Effect Changes to SubmixTo add an effect, click on the Show/Hide Effects and Sends triangle at the top of the Audio Track Mixer panel. For this example, I added a Pitch Shifter effect to my submix track. Submixes go a bit easier on your computer’s processor by allowing you to apply one instance of an effect instead of multiple instances.If you’re looking for additional Premiere Pro tips, we’ve got you covered! Got any tips of your own you’d like to share? Do so in the comments below!last_img read more