At the 2015 Carifta Trials, Akeem Bloomfield won the Under-20 400m with a stunning circuit of the National Stadium track in 45.41 seconds. The tall Kingston College prodigy went on to do great things. Just weeks later, at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships, he set a national junior record of 44.93 seconds. History repeated itself last Sunday, as Christopher Taylor of Calabar won the 2017 Carifta Trials 400 metres in exactly 45.41 seconds. You can’t help but wonder if Taylor will join Bloomfield by running the Class One 400m final faster than 45 seconds. It’s an achievement some fans have been expecting for more than a year. The waiting began when Taylor won the World U18 title in Cali, Columbia with runs of 45.30 in the semi-final and 45.27 seconds in the final. Even though Cali is just on the high side of the IAAF altitude threshold of 1000 metres, sub-45 talk gathered substance. Things didn’t work out last year but that was last year. Taylor looks ready as he showed last week. First, he smiled his way to the finish in a midweek jaunt over 200m timed in 20.98 seconds to put a cherry topping on the Corporate Area Development Meet. That was his first race of the season. Then on Sunday, he capped an eventful Carifta Trials meet, with a zippy run in the 400m. If he does break the 45 second barrier, it probably won’t be in the final at Boys and Girls Championships. He and his coach prefer trying for records before the multiple rounds of Champs take their toll. He set the Class Three record of 48.70 seconds in the heats in 2014 and the Class Two record last year in the preliminary round. He broke the Class Two 200m record early as well. That strategy also helps Taylor to dodge the sprint-unfriendly breeze that typically sweeps up the grandstand straight on Champs Saturday at the time of the 400m finals. In 2014, Taylor’s former Calabar teammate Javon Francis carved a huge 0.35 second chunk off Usain Bolt’s 11 year-old Class One 400m record in front of a packed Champs Saturday crowd. Though pundits postulated that Francis’ mark of 45.00 seconds would last for donkey years, Bloomfield dazzled that same Saturday throng with his record run a year later. Be warned. Taylor doesn’t march to the same tune. Put this date and time in your diary. It’s March 28 at 6.45 pm. That’s when the first round of the Class One 400m is set to start. Nine will get you ten that Taylor will go for 44 at that time. Come to the 107th staging of the greatest high school championships in the world any later and you may miss it. One question remains. So, you rightly ask, if he misses it at Champs, when will he try again? The best guess would be on July 3. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at track side since 1980.
These hyperlapse videos will be the greatest thing you’ll see all year. And that’s not hyperbole.Hyperlapse videos are fun to watch and incredibly difficult to shoot. When executed well, the payoff is worth it. In the case of most of the videos on this list, a solid hyperlapse can land you a Vimeo Staff Pick. Check out these inspiring hyperlapse videos and then get out there and shoot your own.1. Watchtower of TurkeyThis video by Leonardo Dalessandri was shot over the course of 20 days across 3,500 kilometers. You can read more information about this video in our ‘Editing Breakdown: Watchtower of Turkey‘ post.Created By: Leonardo Dalessandri2. Dubai Flow MotionDubai Flow Motion was researched, shot, and edited over the course of 3 months. The video can be viewed in 4K by visiting the Dubai Film YouTube channel.Created By: Rob Whitworth3. Google Street View HyperlapseThis video is an impressive example of the hyperlapse potential in Google’s street view images. All of the hyperlapses in this video were created using the Google Streetview Hyperlapse website. When you get done watching these videos, head over there and make your own!Created By: Teehan+Lax Labs4. Barcelona Go!This video shot in Barcelona took 363 hours to complete and over 26,000 photos. It was shot entirely on Nikon DSLRs.Created By: Rob Whitworth5. NightvisionNightvision features architectural landmarks from 36 cities across 21 countries. You can learn more about Nightvision by visiting the Nightvision website.Created By: Luke Shepard6. Time of RioTime of Rio is a visual poem that features various aspects of life in Rio de Janeiro. The video was edited in Lightroom, After Effects, and Final Cut X.Created By: MOOV7. Barcelona. Motion TimelapseOvercoming a broken camera, lost hard drives, and 480 gb of storage, filmmaker Alexandr Kravtsov brings us this inspiring hyperlapse from Barcelona.Created By: Alexandr Kravtsov8. Paris in Motion (Part 1)Using over 50,000 photographs, Mayeul Akpovi captured this stunning video of Paris. The video was shot using a Canon 5D Mark II and Mark III.Created By: Mayeul Akpovi9. Georgia – Hyper TravelThis hyperlapse through Georgia (the country, not the state) is unique in that it’s comprised of HDR images instead of just regular RAW images.Created By: Piotr Wancerz / Timelapse Media 10. Discovering VancouverThis video shot by Ryan Edmond immerses you in the sights and sounds of Vancouver.Created By: Ryan Edmond11. Brooklyn Brewery MashUsing a combination of 3000 photos and a few incredible slow motion shots, filmmaker Paul Trillo brings the community of Brooklyn to life.Created by: Paul Trillo12. Moving Through New YorkThis video by Geoff Tompkinson is an amazing example of hyperlapse through New York City. Tompkinson also teaches hyperlapse to those interested in learning. Visit his website for more info.Created By: Geoff Tompkinson13. Bern HyperlapsedUsing 3,500 images shot across 4 months, this video showcases the beauty of Bern, the capital of Switzerland.Created By: Studium-Punctum14. Paris in Motion (Part 4)In the fourth installment of the Paris in Motion series, filmmaker Mayeul Akpovi gives us yet another inspiring look at the City of Lights using hyperlapse and timelapse techniques.Created By: Mayeul AkpoviFeeling inspired to make your own hyperlapse video? Check out a few of the following resources:How to Create a HyperlapseEditing Breakdown: Watchtower of Turkey Hyperlapse for FilmmakersAny other inspiring Hyperlapse videos you’d like to share? Share your favorites in the comments below.
The BJP government in Tripura would soon consult educationists to explore the possibility of introducing the NCERT syllabus at school level in the State without the “modifications made during the previous Left rule”, a Minister said on Wednesday.State Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said, “The NCERT course, with a lot of modifications, was introduced during the Left rule, as a result of which students from Tripura were facing tough situation in all-India competitive examinations. Despite good results they were not getting government jobs as expected. So, we have decided to consult acclaimed educationists to introduce the syllabus at school level without change.”The Minister alleged that due to modifications in the syllabi, names of many great Indians were deleted and the names of many others were included, which were not desirable.“I do not want controversy, so I would not mention whose names were deleted and whose names were included. I think if the syllabi is introduced in its original form, everything would be corrected,” Mr. Nath said.To a question, he said there is a provision for 10% modification in the NCERT course to introduce local (State) history and geography, and those would be included.Tripura has a literacy rate of 97%.
The factional feud of Trinamool Congress came out in open with the killings of the three Trinamool Congress supporters at Joynagar in the State’s South 24 Parganas district. Supporters of Trinamool Congress created a ruckus outside the Joynagar police station during the day. District president of Trinamool Congress Subhasish Chakraborty also faced protests when he went to hold a political meeting in the district.Three persons who were travelling in the vehicle of local MLA of Biswanath Das were shot dead at a petrol pump late on Thursday evening. The MLA had descended from the vehicle a few minutes before the attack. Mr Das said that his supporters were upset after the attack and that resulted in the protests. TMC supporters were publicly seen beating up a person outside the police station in public accusing him of being involved in the attack. Some party supporters were seen saying that were being used as cannon fodder in the rivalry of two factions of the party. 11 arrested for the violenceMeanwhile, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of West Bengal Police took over the case on Friday. Since Thursday evening 11 persons have been arrested in connection with the murders. The police is looking at the CCTV footage at the petrol pump to identify the accused to who fired on the TMC MLA’s vehicle. The vehicle has been impounded and will be sent for forensic examination. The police seized a number of bombs from the site of the violence.
ATLANTA – JANUARY 09: Cheerleaders of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets run around with flags before the game against the Duke Blue Devils at Alexander Memorial Coliseum on January 9, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)There is a run on student half-court shot contest wins today. Earlier, a Virginia student nailed a shot to win $18,000. Now, Georgia Tech student Caleb Espy drilled a half-court shot on his first try to win free Domino’s pizza for a year. “Espy” is a pretty apt name for someone with a shot that impressive. We would probably opt for the $18,000 if we had the choice between the two prizes, but free pizza whenever you want is a pretty valuable prize for a college student.
zoom German shipping company NSC Schifffahrtsgesellschaft has sold four of its Post Panamax dry bulk carriers to an undisclosed European buyer, according to data provided by VesselsValue.The vessels in question are the 92,500 dwt Tana Sea and Tonda Sea, and the 93,000 dwt Tango Sea and Tonic Sea.The bulkers were sold for a price of USD 9.5 million each on September 9.Built in 2011 and 2012 at various Chinese shipyards, the ships feature a length of around 230 meters and a width of 38 meters.NSC Schifffahrtsgesellschaft operates a fleet of 47 vessels with an average age of 6 years, eight of which are bulk carriers. The company’s fleet features over 850,000 dwt and has a market value of some USD 757 million, VesselsValue data shows.World Maritime News Staff
It started out physical, but the bumped and bruised Buckeyes prevailed against Georgia Tech on Monday night, despite tying their season-high in turnovers. The No. 4 seed Ohio State women’s basketball team (24-9) will advance to the Sweet 16 in Dayton, Ohio, after topping the fifth-seeded Yellow Jackets, 67-60, in a hard-fought win in front of St. John Arena’s vivacious crowd. OSU now has won 11 straight games. “It was more of a boxing match — two fighters feeling each other out,” OSU coach Jim Foster said. “Then you get into a rhythm.” Foster’s team found that rhythm midway through the second half, when OSU was able to beat Georgia Tech’s press defense while holding the team scoreless for nearly five minutes. During that span, the Buckeyes’ lead grew from four points to 13. After that run, the Yellow Jackets (24-11) predictably stopped pressing, allowing OSU to slow down the game. “We was getting layups,” guard Samantha Prahalis said. “I would have pulled it off, too.” But en route to its win, the team turned the ball over 21 times. Making up for it was Jantel Lavender’s 21 points on 71.4 percent shooting, and 11 rebounds. Her double-figure scoring performance was her 135th, setting the NCAA all-time record. “Jantel, to me, is the best post player in the country,” Georgia Tech coach MaChelle Joseph said. “She’s also one of the top three players in the country overall.” The Yellow Jackets were unable to make OSU pay for its struggles maintaining possession, as they scored just 16 points off turnovers. But Joseph chalked her team’s loss up to the inability to make shots, especially those around the basket. Her team outshot the Buckeyes by a staggering 72-42, but only shot 38.9 percent from the field despite garnering the turnovers. The Yellow Jackets also shot only 2-of-17 from 3-point range. “We’ve never played a game and got two free throws,” Joseph said. “That’s not the difference in the game. The difference in the game is you have to make layups.” Behind Lavender, the Buckeyes shot 59.5 percent from the field and got double-digit points from Prahalis, guard Tayler Hill and center Ashley Adams. Brittany Johnson added 9 points, with her three 3-pointers being the team’s only ones. “We have a lot of people that can score the ball on the floor, and sometimes we have a tendency to guard ourselves,” Foster said. The first half was very physical, with the referees letting a lot of contact go uncalled. The tipping point came when Lavender and Georgia Tech’s Chelsea Regins got tangled up underneath the basket after Johnson nailed a 3-pointer. Offsetting technical fouls were called on the play. After that, the game was called much tighter. Prahalis played an unaccustomed role of peacemaker in the situation, pulling Lavender away from the officials after vehemently arguing the call. Even after his team earned the technical, Foster said he was pleased with the way his players handled the situation. “(It was) a sign of growth, a sign of maturity,” he said. “I like the fact that Jantel needed to be calmed down, and I like the fact that Sammy calmed her down.” Yellow Jacket Tyaunna Marshall led her team to a 30-29 first-half lead by scoring 10 points on 50 percent shooting, including a go-ahead jumper as time expired. But she scored just two points in the second to finish with 12. Guard Metra Walthour led the team in scoring with 15 points on 6-of-16 shooting. Adams led the Buckeyes in scoring in the first half with 10 points, going 4-of-7 from the floor while Lavender scored just four. “Sammy did a great job getting the ball up the floor quickly, which I don’t think we did great in the first half,” Lavender said. “In the second half, we had about 25 seconds to run offense, so that really made the difference for us.” Prahalis was frustrated early by the Yellow Jackets’ physical defense against her, as they forced Hill to handle the ball more than usual. After taking a hard foul at midcourt in the first half, blood was drawn from the same spot on her leg as Saturday and she required another bandage. But that didn’t stop her from having an effective night, scoring 16 on an efficient 5-of-7 shooting while dishing out a game-high eight assists. Her team is 15-2 this season when she registers more than seven assists. Monday’s contest was the first ever meeting between OSU and the Yellow Jackets. The win means the Buckeyes will have advanced to the Sweet 16 in two of the last three seasons and are now 8-2 against ranked teams this year. On Saturday, OSU will take on No. 1 seed Tennessee — a school Lavender said she visited before signing with the Buckeyes, and whose roster she is very familiar with. Foster, a former coach of Vanderbilt from 1991–00, said he’s plenty aware of the type of teams heralded coach Pat Summitt puts together after spending that time in the SEC. He mentioned that perhaps it would be easier playing the customary powerhouse in his team’s home state. “We’re not playing in Knoxville. We’re not playing in Nashville,” he said. “We’re playing in Dayton, and we’re looking forward to the opportunity.”
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill was not too disappointed about being “second-best” after fielding a relatively inexperienced side in their 2-0 defeat to FranceTwo goals from Oliver Giroud and Nabil Fekir at the Stade de France on Monday night was enough to hand Didier Deschamps’ side a 2-0 victory against an Ireland team that handed Blackburn defender Derrick Williams and substitutes Shaun Williams and Shamrock Rovers striker Graham Burke their international debuts.“We were naturally second-best this evening against a world-class team and that was possibly to be expected,” O’Neill told BT Sport.“It was a really, really tough game for us – that was also to be expected – but I am really pleased that we have taken this fixture on because if you’re trying to aspire to something, that sort of quality that the French possess is something you would want.”Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…West Ham defender Declan Rice made only his second appearance for Ireland in France on Monday night, yet he produced an assured display.“For one so young and not to have played that many games with that sort of opposition that he’s playing against, that can only improve his game, to see again even very much at this very young age what you have to aspire to,” said O’Neill.“I keep saying that, but that’s what it is, the benchmark, very much at World Cup level, the very, very top of the World Cup.“You’re talking about the opposition having players playing in European Champions League games, Europa League matches at the very best clubs in Europe, and Declan Rice in there in centre midfield today trying to play against that, so that’s really encouraging for him.”
After all the saga with Nabil Fekir’s alleged departure to Liverpool, it may be nearing an end – the Lyon star has successfully passed a medical while at France’s pre-World Cup training camp.On Friday, Lyon, his current club, issued a statement, claiming all reports of his departure from the club are false mostly due to Fekir’s knee injury and the financial side of the deal.However, Noel Le Graet, president of the French Football Federation, has shared that this is nearing an end now.“He’s in the middle of negotiations and I think it’s done,” Le Graet said, according to Sportskeeda.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I spent 15 minutes with him this morning [Saturday], and he’s only concerned with the France team. He’s in good spirits.”“He passed his medical in Clairefontaine. That’s logical, we’ve done it for other players.”“It would be better for him [to complete the transfer], but he’s not perturbed,” Le Graet went on to add.
For the Albiceleste defender the return of the Argentinean superstar will sure be soon, after he has missed six matchesAfter Argentina was defeated by France in the FIFA World Cup Round of 16, superstar Lionel Messi said he wanted to take a break.And the superstar has missed the last six matches for his nation.But defender Gabriel Mercado has said that his country will welcome Messi back “with open arms” when he returns.“We have to respect his decision, he has his reasons for wanting to take time out and if he wants to consider a return at some point, that will be really important,” he was quoted by Sport 360.Match Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“All Argentineans are waiting for him with open arms, so we have to wait and see what will happen.”“It was really difficult for Argentina since the qualification with three different coaches,” Mercado said.“Jorge [Sampaoli] arrived and tried to implement his ideas and we couldn’t do it at the World Cup.”“It is not easy to play a World Cup because all the teams want what you want. Argentina had additional pressure because at the last World Cup they lost the final and would only be happy with winning the cup,” he added.“We tried, it was our dream, but unfortunately we couldn’t do it and Jorge had to leave us.”