Joe Hart named in Manchester City’s pre-season squad for USA trip

first_imgManchester City have named Joe Hart in their squad for their US tour.The goalkeeper, 31, is surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium after loan spells away from the club at Torino and West Ham. silverware How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? NEW ERA gameday possible standings How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes REVEALED 1 possible xi center_img Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener predicted Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? smart causal Hart is now entering the last year of his contract with the club he joined back in 2006, and set to quit this summer.He will, though, get a chance to prove himself in their friendlies with matches against Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool and Bayern Munich taking place in the United States.The squad will also contain Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, new signing Riyad Mahrez, and Benjamin Mendy, despite winning the World Cup with France on Sunday. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Manchester City goalkeeper joe Hart in action on loan at West Ham. Latest Premier League news Manchester City Squad: Claudio Bravo, Joe Hart, Aymeric Laporte, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy, Tosin Adarabioyo, Riyad Mahrez, Patrick Roberts, Jason Denayer, Daniel Grimshaw, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Douglas Luiz, Jack Harrison, Lukas Nmecha, Phil Foden, Aro Muric, Eric Garcia, Nabil Touaizi, Brahim Diaz, Iker Pozo, Tom Dele-Bashiru, Benjamin Garre, Luke Bolton, Cameron Humphries, Rabbi Matondo, Tyreke Wilson, Nathanel Ogbeta. who plays? ALTERED last_img read more

Giants’ magic continues with another thrilling comeback, Panik stuns the Cubs

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN FRANCISCO — It’s been nearly three years since the Giants’ bullpen melted down in the National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs.Rosters turn over, players move on, and fans turn their attention toward brighter days ahead, but the memories remain fresh for all who took part.Second baseman Joe Panik is one of a handful of Giants players who can still recall what October baseball in San Francisco …last_img read more

BREAKING: SmallHD Releases New 7″ FOCUS Monitor with 1000 Nit Brightness

first_imgSmallHD consistently brings monitors with fantastic sets of features to the market, and with the new FOCUS 7 they’re at it again.The SmallHD FOCUS was a great product. Around here, we use one every single day. The daylight-viewable screen and convenient form-factor was a grand slam from a company that consistently brings great products to market.Now, they’ve announced the FOCUS 7, a similar product to its predecessor but with a few bells and whistles that address absolutely any issues I might have had with the original FOCUS.Aside from the larger screen (which is a big plus for me — I don’t really like to pull focus on a 5″ monitor), there are some really great new features available on the FOCUS 7.1000 Nit BrightnessImage via SmallHD.What is a nit? Well, I’m not sure. However, I hear that you want more nits. The more nits the better. Gimme those nits.All joking aside, functionally speaking, nits are just a measurement of brightness for LCD screens. The original FOCUS monitor was purely daylight viewable, and the FOCUS 7 will be even brighter than the previous monitor. The FOCUS had 800 nit brightness, whereas the FOCUS 7 is up to 1000 nits.What does this mean? It pretty much means that even in the harshest full sunlight, you’ll still be able to see a crystal clear image. I’ve been in some situations with the original FOCUS where things were becoming a little hard to see. I bet the 200 extra nits will take care of that.Full-Size HDMI PortThis is definitely my biggest gripe about the old FOCUS monitor. Anytime I wanted to use that monitor with a full-sized cinema camera and not a DSLR, I had to use an adapter, which was frustrating. Most of the adapters you can find are cheap and poor quality, and they would break in the middle of a shoot, necessitating a quick run to the electronics store. Very frustrating. For DSLR or mirrorless shooters, however, it was nice having that convenience.The FOCUS 7 will have a full-size HDMI port. This will make it a bit easier to use it with bigger cameras.1920×1200 Screen ResolutionAside from all the other great features, the FOCUS 7 has better resolution than the previous FOCUS monitor. at 1920×1200 resolution, you’ll have all the resolution you need to make sure that you get critical focus in any situation.Not to mention, along with that resolution, you get the benefit of their fantastic OS3 software — if you’ve had the pleasure to work with it, you know it’s good. Real-time scopes, waveforms, focus assist, false color, anything you’d want — and especially real-time 3D LUTS.The FOCUS 7 is available now for $699Top Image via SmallHD.Looking for more articles on film and video production? Check these out.Are Quantum Image Sensors the Future for Video Recording?How Documentary Filmmakers Make Synthetic Light Look NaturalIndustry Insights: The Ins and Outs of Real Estate Video ProductionDirecting Fight Cinematography: The Right Way and the Wrong WayFour Reasons You Should Be Renting Your Gear Out on ShareGridlast_img read more

Patnaik flays Centre for stopping welfare schemes

first_imgAs rich tributes were paid to Biju Patnaik on his 101st birth anniversary of Sunday, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik criticised the Narendra Modi government at the Centre for stopping many welfare programmes ignoring the interests of the people living in tribal and backward regions of the State.The State government, however, continues to implement those schemes using its own resources to safeguard the interest of the people, and would continue to do so, said Mr. Patnaik said while addressing a gathering at the Biju Janata Dal headquarters here.Progress in many sectorsWhether one admits or not due to political reasons, but the State has achieved significant progress in various sectors since the BJD started ruling the State in 2000, said Mr. Patnaik. “There is a huge difference between Odisha of 2000 and today’s Odisha,” he said.Besides faring better than the national average in infant mortality rate, Odisha has also seen infrastructure development, investment flow, growth in employment opportunities and increase in food production and people’s income, said Mr. Patnaik. Stating that the BJD has remained No. 1 in the recently held panchayat elections and will remain in the same position in future, Mr. Patnaik urged the gathering of party leaders and workers to stay in touch with the people. Observing that BJD doesn’t believe in slogans, but in service, the Chief Minister called upon his party workers to continue on the path shown by Biju Patnaik to serve Odisha.Birth centenaryMr. Patnaik also attended a function organised at port town of Paradip to mark the closing of the year-long Biju Patnaik birth centenary celebrations. He also flagged off a mini-marathon in Bhubaneswar to mark the occasion.The Chief Minister also highlighted his government’s achievements at a function organised to mark the celebration of the Panchayati Raj Day which is observed on the occasion Biju Patnaik’s birth anniversary every year.last_img read more

India and Pakistan: Road to semi-final

first_imgIndia take on Pakistan in the high-octane World Cup semi-final clash at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday.Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will attend after a direct invitation from his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh, giving the match a new diplomatic significance. Speaking about the statistics, it is the first time the two teams have met in the semifinal of the World Cup, though they met in the 1996 quarterfinal in Bangalore, which India won by 39 runs.World Cup apart, the two teams are facing each other for the first time since July 2008. On that occasion Pakistan beat India by eight wickets in Karachi in the Asia Cup.Here’s a look into how the two teams progressed:DateMatchVenueResultSat 19 FebIND vs BANShere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurIND won by 87 runs Scorecard | Match reportSun 27 FebIND vs ENGEden Gardens, KolkataMatch ends in tieScorecard | Match reportSun 06 MarIND vs IREM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Bangalore)IND won by 5 wicketsScorecard | Match reportWed 09 MarIND vs NEDFerozeshah Kotla, DelhiIND won by 5 wicketsScorecard | Match reportSat 12 MarIND vs SAVidarbha Cricket Association Ground, NagpurSA won by 3 wktsScorecard | Match reportSun 20 MarIND vs WIMA Chidambaram Stadium, ChennaiIND won by 80 runsScorecard | Match reportThu 24 MarIND vs AUS2nd Q-finalSardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, MoteraIND won by 5 wktsScorecard | Match reportDate MatchVenueResultWed 23 FebPAK vs KENMahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, HambantotaPAK won by 205 runsScorecard | Match reportSat 26 FebPAK vs SLR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboPAK won by 11 runsScorecard | Match report Thu 03 MarPAK vs CANR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboPak won by 46 runsScorecard | Match reportTue 08 MarPAK vs NZPallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandyNZ won by 110 runsScorecard | Match reportMon 14 MarPAK vs ZIMPallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandyPAK won by 7 wkts (D/L)Scorecard | Match reportSat 19 Mar AUS vs PAKR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboPAK won by 4 wktsScorecard | Match reportWed 23 MarPAK v WI 1st Q-finalShere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurPAK won 10 wktsScorecard | Match report advertisementlast_img read more

National Strategy for Development of Statistics to be Ready Mid-2019

first_imgThe National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) for Jamaica, which is being prepared by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), is expected to be ready by mid-2019.The National Strategy will provide a more coordinated approach in producing and disseminating data and is intended to facilitate greater harmonisation among agencies that produce statistics, reducing duplication, and enabling the national statistical system to better respond to the increased demand for information.“So, the plan is to create a coordinated framework with harmonised concepts, definitions, methodologies, standards and classifications,” Director General at STATIN, Carol Coy, told JIS News.She said the coordinated approach will improve production and dissemination of quality data in a timely manner, making information more readily available.The NSDS will contain a detailed action plan for the production and dissemination of statistics over a five- to 10-year period, including capacity development needs and required institutional and infrastructure improvements.It will provide the country with a vision for the development of statistics consistent with Vision 2030 Jamaica – the National Development Plan.STATIN is receiving technical assistance from the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) in preparing the NSDS.PARIS21 is a global partnership of national, regional and international statistics experts and policymakers seeking to improve evidence-based decision-making in developing countries.“One of its (PARIS21) core programmes is to support developing countries in the design, implementation and monitoring of statistics, and this will allow developing countries like Jamaica to better respond to the increased demand for data,” Miss Coy told JIS News.The Director General informed that already, representatives from PARIS21 have partnered with STATIN to facilitate two workshops with ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of Government involved in the production and dissemination of statistics.The workshops, which also included persons from academia, the private sector and other major users of statistics, were aimed at discussing matters and concerns regarding preparation of the NSDS for Jamaica.“So, we are building a framework for action as we create this blueprint for the development of statistics in Jamaica, and once we have developed this (document), then we have to get the buy-in from other data producers and users before we move forward in carrying it to Cabinet,” Miss Coy indicated.She added that “coming out of this, we can move forward in the production of statistics, so that Jamaicans can have more information in order to make more decisions based on data and not on judgement”.last_img read more

ClassNK Expands HKC Verification to SouthEast Asia

first_imgzoom Tokyo-based classification society ClassNK has received its first application for verification from a recycling facility in South-East Asia, Tsuneishi Ship Recycling (Negros).ClassNK completed the document review for a Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP) submitted by TSRNI verifying the facility to be in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (HKC).Additionally, this marks the first facility designed to comply with the HKC standard from its planning stage. TSRNI would be constructed in Negros Occidental, the Philippines, and operated under the umbrella of Tsuneishi Group.In preparation for the completion of the facility, TSRNI developed the SRFP required to obtain certification by competent authority according to the HKC in the future.ClassNK reviewed the SRFP to examine that the document met with the HKC requirements. As the final part of the verification process, the classification society will conduct the on-site inspection, including checks on facilities and actual recycling practices, when ship recycling work commences at TSRNI to confirm its processes conform to the SRFP.“The maritime industry needs appropriate capacity for the safe and environmentally sound ship recycling,” ClassNK’s Junichi Hirata, Project Manager of Ship Recycling Team, said.“We are delighted that TSRNI has chosen ClassNK to verify the facility and it practices. As the first South-East Asia initiative to carry out ship recycling in line with HKC, it represents a major step forward in our mission to promote and facilitate safe and environmentally-friendly ship recycling across the world,” Hirata added.last_img read more