Johnny Manziel defends Colin Kaepernick on Twitter

first_imgMarch 24, 2018 /Sports News – National Johnny Manziel defends Colin Kaepernick on Twitter Beau Lund Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee/ESPN Images(SAN DIEGO) — Former Cleveland Browns and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel tweeted in defense of fellow free agent Colin Kaepernick on Saturday, commending Kaepernick for his work off the field.“This will probably cause an uproar, but I’m tired of the @Kaepernick7 vs myself comparisons and anger,” Manziel tweeted. “Kap is doing amazing things right now changing lives and donating millions of dollars. His impact off the field from a societal standpoint is legendary and straight admirable.”Manziel, who threw in front of scouts from 13 NFL teams at the University of San Diego on Friday, tweeted that he was tired of comparisons between himself and Kaepernick and praised the former 49er’s play caller for “Standing up for people who often don’t get heard and for a race that continually deals with problem after problem in this country.”He also addressed the controversy around Kaepernick’s inability to find a job in the NFL, saying the reasons are “non football based.”Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since before the 2017 season, when he opted out of his contract with San Francisco, despite leading the team to Super Bowl XLVII.Many believe that Kaepernick has been blacklisted by NFL front offices due to his outspoken activism on hot button issues such as race.Manziel has also had problems signing with teams since he was released by the Browns in 2016. A star in college, the 2014 first round pick was derailed by multiple off field controversies and consistency issues during his tenure in Cleveland.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Hoosiers secure first win in Trafalgar Basketball League

first_img Share Share 7 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img In basketball played last night at the Trafalgar Basketball court in the Roseau Valley Basketball league, the Upper Village Hoosiers defeated the Bath Estate Huskies 84 Pts – 76 Pts. Top performers for Hoosiers were: Neverson “Boone” Jno. Baptise – 27 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Asts, 1Blk; Royce Caeser – 16 Pts, 4 reb, Orlando George & Edgar George 11 Pts.Top performers for Huskies were: Junior Soannes – 18 Pts, 3 Reb, Ivan “Bakery” Jno. Baptiste – 14 Pts, 4 Asts, Joseph “Jo Jo” Hypolite -12 Pts, 8 Reb, Carlvin “Fanny” Christopher – 14 PtsHoosiers were down by 12 pts (42-30) at the start of the 3rd quarter, but water tight defence from Royce Caesar and all star offence from Joseph ” Boone” Jno. Baptiste helped the Hoosier’s recover to take the lead by 1 point (58-57) going into the final quarter.The game was well poised for the 1st 6 minutes of the 4th quarter, but crucial turn overs from Bath Estate led to their down fall, with the Hoosiers winning quite comfortably.Scheduled games for the rest of the week are as follows; Thursday 15th March, 2012 – Lily Valley Sharks Vs. Cochrane Middleham Ballers -7:00 p.m and Friday 16th March, 2012 – Upper Village Hoosiers Vs. Laudat Spartans – 7:00 p.m.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Hoosiers secure first win in Trafalgar Basketball League by: – March 15, 2012 Tweetlast_img read more

With Incognito signing, the Raiders are cornering the market on NFL bad boys — again

first_imgThese still aren’t your father’s Oakland Raiders but with Tuesday’s signing of troubled offensive lineman Richie Incognito they’re definitely inviting some nastiness and mouthiness from yesteryear.Incognito, whose 12-year career has been draped in controversy on and off the field, joins the Raiders’ earlier additions of linebacker Vontaze Burfict and wide receiver Antonio Brown to create what some may call a trio of troublemakers in Oakland.We’ll have to wait and see if any of them approach …last_img read more

Improbable Ape Speaks Randomly

first_img(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 It’s not uncharitable to call someone an ape when he calls himself that.New Scientist entitled a short article, “We Are the Improbable Ape.”  It’s perhaps fortunate that the author(s) did not identify himself, herself, itself or themselves, because it claimed that 3 chance mutations made us what we are, complete with thinking brains (5/05/2012) and language.  One excerpt wins Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week:But on another it brings home the sheer improbability of our existence. The essence of humanity largely boils down to a bunch of random mutations, every one of them happening by chance.Richard Dawkins once described evolution as “climbing mount improbable”. It is always worth remembering that humans have climbed the highest.It’s not entirely clear that an improbable ape arriving by the Stuff Happens Law would know which way is up.Maybe the improbable ape who wrote for New Scientist is highest on another level, the “under the influence” level.  The rest of us rational human beings can be content we are on the level on purpose.  Just hope the improbable apes don’t throw their rocks with as good aim as the Swedish chimp reported in PLoS One does.  Both are equally good at practicing deceit, though.last_img read more

Communication partners for 2010

first_imgUSEFUL LINKS• National Communication PartnershipConference• NCP registration• NCP programme• NCP on Twitter• Brand South Africa• Government Communication andInformation reporterThe upcoming 2010 National Communications Partnership (NCP) Conference aims to generate up to three integrated communication campaigns in which all stakeholders in the 2010 Fifa World Cup, including sponsors, host cities and the government, can easily and effectively participate.The NCP brings together the country’s 2010 Organising Committee, the Government Communication and Information System, the International Marketing Council of South Africa, South African Tourism and a range of private sector and civil society groups.Its fourth annual conference will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on Monday 17 August.“The event also marks the celebratory milestone of 300 days to the kick-off of the Fifa 2010 World Cup, proudly being hosted on African soil for the first time,” said NCP chair Nkwenkwe Nkomo. “Now on the home stretch to this prestigious global event, Africa’s time has truly come.”The programme will provide delegates and hosts with a platform for robust debate and dialogue. It includes a keynote address by Collins Chabane, minister within the Presidency, as well as an analysis of reporting on the Fifa 2009 Confederations Cup. There will also be hands-on group breakaway sessions to discuss domestic and regional mobilisation, communications, as well as tourism, hospitality, transport and security issues.Panel discussions will include representatives from Fifa, the 2010 Organising Committee, South African Tourism, the Department of Transport, the Secretariat of Safety and Security, the Government Communication and Information System, and the media.“We intend to deliver a powerful and integrated 2010 communications platform to help mobilise South Africans and African stakeholders,” said Paul Bannister, acting CEO of the International Marketing Council.“Through integrated communications and aligned messaging, we can collectively position and help deliver the next ‘defining moment’, for both South Africa and the African continent.” The one-day National Communication Partnership Conference will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Maude Street, Sandton (GPS coordinates S26° 06.394’; E028° 03.221’). It will be followed by a networking cocktail party. Click here to registerDo you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected]last_img read more

Everything You Need to Know About the OxygenTec ProPanel

first_imgThe new OxygenTec ProPanel is aimed at the traveling colorist or the beginning colorist on a budget. Is it the right device for you? Let’s take a look. Top image from icoloristThe new OxyenTec ProPanel’s relatively simple interface comes with the most important features for a control surface: the triple rings and dials for controlling shadows, midtones, and highlights. These are commonplace to every single control surface out there, including Blackmagic’s premium surface, which features all the bells and whistles. At only around $800, OxygenTec’s panel is definitely a cheaper alternative to the JL Cooper Eclipse, the Avid Artist Color, the Tangent Element and even the older Tangent Wave model.The ProPanel is available now and integrates natively with DaVinci Resolve, connecting via USB. Aside from the main dials and trackballs, several buttons line the top of the control surface. From left to right, you have commands for:UndoRedoGrab StillPlay StillPrevious NodeNext NodeStart DynamicMark for KeyframingBase Memory (resets just the node you’re on)There are also reset buttons for the dials and trackballs. The list of commands available means you’ll still be navigating around the timeline with your mouse, and likely using a lot of keyboard commands in general. Still, even just having the dials and trackballs will make you much faster at grading. A panel is a must in any session, since making adjustments on the color wheels inside DaVinci Resolve’s software tends to be cumbersome. It’s not really my idea of fun.Here’s a video review from fellow colorist Warren Eagles and his thoughts on the ProPanel:In my opinion, the Tangent Element is a better purchase since it’s expandable. The beginner colorist requires the dials and trackballs that come standard on every control panel to approach grading seriously. The other panels in the Element set can be purchased at a later date as business expands. They’re also easy to transport and lightweight to boot. Since OxygenTec’s ProPanel is a new product, I’m hoping the company aims to release several additions similar to the Element which seems to be its main competitor. As of now though, at this price point you’re better suited to investing in a product from Tangent.Interested in learning more about the colorist lifestyle? Check out these articles from PremiumBeat:5 Reasons to Get a Color Grading Control SurfaceDaVinci Resolve Workflow Roundtrip BreakdownTips for Achieving Real-Time Playback in DaVinci ResolveThink you might get an OxygenTec ProPanel? Tell us why (or why not) in the comments below!last_img read more

Tiger gave Indian cricket ‘rockstar’ image: Big B

first_imgIndian cricket legend Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi’s demise took Amitabh Bachchan down memory lane. The Bollywood megastar not just remembers good moments with the sports star, but says that he gave the game of cricket a rockstar image. The former Indian captain died Thursday, after battling a lung infection for about a month. He was 70.”Sad new…Tiger Pataudi passes away!!! Fond memories of the past with Tiger Pataudi…his wedding, playing cricket with him, his tabla playing prowess, social evenings…(He) gave Indian Cricket a ‘rockstar’ image, with grace and dignity…soft spoken, quiet, straight-faced humour and a ‘tiger’ on the pitch!” Amitabh posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.The 69-year-old actor was not just friends with Pataudi, but was also a close associate with the latter’s wife, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore. Together, they worked on films like Chupke Chupke and Viruddh…Family Comes First.Amitabh also shared screen space with Pataudi’s actor son Saif Ali Khan in Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan. He extended his condolences to the family, which also consists the cricketer’s two daughters – Soha and Saba.”May the Almighty give strength to the family to bear this great loss…Rinku di (Sharmila), Saif, Soha, Saba?condolences and in prayer,” added Big B.last_img read more

Australian opener Simon Katich retires from T20s, not to play CLT20

first_imgAfter quitting Tests and ODIs, veteran Australian opener Simon Katich on Saturday bid goodbye to his Twenty20 career. He will not play in Champions League T20 in India.”It’s always difficult when it comes to making these sorts of decisions,” said Katich, who played 118 T20 games and scored 2483 runs at an average of 30.28 and a strike-rate of 126.61. Of these, only three appearances came for Australia.FILe – Captains Simon Katich of NSW Blues and Daren Ganga of Trinidad and Tobago pose for a photograph with the Champions League Twenty20 Trophy before the start of the final match at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, in Hyderabad. PTI PhotoThe 38-year-old, who quit first-class cricket in 2012, had captained Perth Scorchers to KFC Twenty20 Big Bash League title earlier this year, making the team eligible to play in the CLT20, scheduled from September 8 to 30 in India.”I’ve obviously been in a similar situation when I made the decision to retire from first-class cricket in Australia a few years ago. Having been through that before, it helped me understand the process a bit better and the more I thought about it, I felt the time was right.”I have a young family, I’ve had a great run and for my last game at the WACA, my home ground, to be a win in a successful (BBL) campaign; it’s the stuff you dream of. I’ll finish on a high and that was a big part of the reason I decided to pull up stumps,” PTI quoted him as adding.advertisementKatich said he made decision after much deliberation. “My decision certainly wasn’t for any reason other than I felt I’d had my time and now it’s the boys’ turn. The past three years have been outstanding at the Scorchers; we’ve been really consistent and getting to three finals, then getting over the line last year was very rewarding for everyone involved,” he said.”Justin, the coaching and support staff and all the players made the end of my playing years very memorable and very special. That’s something I’ll always be grateful for; to have finished at my home ground and in front of family and friends, with a great bunch of lads.”Katich played 56 Tests for Australia, averaging 45.03 for his 4188 runs. His 45 ODI appearances yielded 1324 runs for the country at an average of 35.78.Perth coach Justin Langer, a Test team-mate of Katich’s through the early 2000s, saluted his retiring champion. “Simon’s contribution to Western Australian and Australian cricket has been immense and, whilst I’m disappointed he’ll no longer play for the Scorchers, I respect his decision to move on,” Langer said.”As a person of extremely high integrity, I know ‘Katto’ has given this decision a lot of thought and I respect that he wants to finish his playing career as the captain of the triumphant Scorchers team last summer. I am glad he was able to retire on a high and where he started his illustrious career here at the WACA. In terms of leadership; there have been few stronger leaders in Western Australian cricket history,” said Langar.last_img read more

Jean Vanier Catholic hero to developmentally disabled dies

first_imgPARIS — Jean Vanier, a respected Canadian religious figure whose charity work helped improve conditions for the developmentally disabled in multiple countries over the past half-century, has died at 90.A charity he founded, L’Arche, said Vanier died Tuesday in Paris after suffering from thyroid cancer.Pope Francis was informed of Vanier’s death and is praying for him and the community, according to Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti.Vanier worked as a Canadian navy officer and professor before turning to charity work. A visit to a psychiatric facility prompted him to found L’Arche in 1964 as a community for those with developmental disabilities. The charity now has facilities in 38 countries that are home to thousands of people.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Book Review Leeza Gibbons Take 2 Your Guide To Happy Endings And

first_imgLeeza Gibbons is no stranger to new beginnings, and in her new book – Take 2: Your Guide To Happy Endings and New Beginnings – she explains just how you can take control and live life to your rules.Leeza Gibbons Take 2“If you could hit the reset button and start over, would you? I did and I’ve found anytime is a good time for a re-do! That’s why I am so excited to tell you about the release of my brand new book, Take 2: Your Guide to Creating Happy Endings and New Beginnings,” she says about Take 2. “This is more than a book to me. It’s a chance for me to share my life and the lessons I have learned with you in hopes that you’ll be inspired, encouraged and empowered enough to realize that if this is not the life you ordered, you can always call for a TAKE 2!”Known for her work as TV host extraordinaire and founder of the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, Leeza has led a fascinating life that has twisted and turned as she constantly reinvented herself. And in Take 2, Leeza leads us through some of the decisions that peppered her journey from a small town in South Carolina to superstardom in Hollywood, from devoted mother and wife to Alzheimer’s caregiver. Along the way she recounts encounters with Olivia Newton-John, Jamie Lee Curtis, Maria Shriver, Jessica Biel and many other stars she was able to draw inspiration from.“The book is really for anyone who wants to head in a new direction,” she says. “If you got divorced, depressed, fired or maybe you’ve gained weight – I’ll help you begin again. If you feel stuck or if you’ve just lost your way, TAKE 2 will help you get back on track and will remind you that this is YOUR life and it should be lived by YOUR rules!”Primarily aimed at women, Take 2 is also an important read for men who want to reboot their lives, or feel the need to better understand their partners. It is a book that can be read from cover-to-cover or dipped into on days when life is just not going the way you planned it. And with sections on change, how to look and feel good, and letting the spirit soar, Take 2 is a book that massages the soul and shows you how to live life by your rules.Leeza Gibbon’s Take 2 can be ordered at and ©2013Look to the Starslast_img read more