The Latest: Schalke staff member tests positive in Austria

first_img___More AP sports: and Associated Press August 24, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Bundesliga team Schalke has reported a positive case of the coronavirus in an unidentified member of staff at its training camp in Austria. ___The Norwegian government says it will make an exception from its travel ban to accommodate a Nations League soccer game against Austria on Sept. 4 in Oslo.Culture and sports minister Abid Q. Raja says “we make this exception to ensure that both teams can field a full crew.”Raja adds “this is not a general exception … this is an exception for this match.”Norway captain Omar Elabdellaoui and striker Alexander Soerloth both play in Turkey.center_img Duke will open its season for football and other fall sports with no fans at home games because of the coronavirus pandemic.Duke says traditional parking lots used by fans on gameday will be closed. The school will contact football fans who have purchased season or single-game tickets or have seating and suite contracts in Blue Devil Tower regarding potential options.The school will allow fans to purchase a fan cutout of a person or pet to be placed in seats for football games. The school will offer varied packages and stadium locations along with weekly prize drawings and the ability to have football coach David Cutcliffe autograph the cutout.The school says sales proceeds will go to Duke Athletics for student-athlete support.Athletics director Kevin White says it is “imperative to be both adaptable and compliant in anticipation of hosting fans in the near future.” “The affected person is currently self-isolating after the test result. Contact tracing is already underway,” the club says on its website. Schalke was due to play Würzburger Kickers in a friendly game later Monday but that has been called off as the club conducts further tests. Team doctor Patrick Ingelfinger is liaising with local authorities on what the club should do next. “We will do everything we are told to do by the authorities. The health and safety of everyone involved is the most important thing,” sports director Jochen Schneider said. ___ The Latest: Schalke staff member tests positive in Austrialast_img read more

Sars return to training following weekend County victory

first_imgFormer Sars star Redser O’Grady says its time they pushed on for provincial glory.That Munster quarter final will be played at a Waterford venue on the weekend of October 29th. Thurles Sarsfields will be back to the training ground tonight following their impressive County final win over Borrisoleigh at the weekend.Having won four Premier titles in a row Sars will now be turning their attention to the Munster Championship.Their opponents will be the Waterford champions whoever that turns out to be…..Sars beat Deise side Ballygunner in the provincial quarter finals last year before losing to Ballyea of Clare in the semi’slast_img read more

Steel Sensations: What year is this?

first_imgBaltimore Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (58) sacks Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) in spite of the blocking by tackle Marcus Gilbert (77) during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Can somebody please tell me if it’s really 2014 or are we stuck in 2012 or 2013 again? After starting the season in the first half of the Cleveland game scoring 27 points, only allowing 3 and just firing on all cylinders, the Steelers have reverted back to the form of the past two seasons.They’ve been outscored 50-9 in the last six quarters they’ve played and they’ve looked tremendously terrible.Offensively they can’t get anything going and when they actually did last night, on the opening drive, Justin Brown fumbled the ball deep in Raven territory, dramatically changing the entire direction of the football game. The no huddle isn’t working well enough, the offensive line, while improved, isn’t giving Ben enough time often enough, the play calling is too predictable and specifically vs. the Ravens, the offensive scheme isn’t divided evenly enough.Big Ben is clearly an asset and without him this team would be sunk. Antonio Brown is the most dynamic player on the team and looks to be in All Pro form and LeVeon “Cheech” Bell seems to be showing us all why the team not only was so high on him (no pun intended, well maybe a little) last year but why they weren’t quick to sit suspend him for a game this year, after his arrest.  Bell has been running the ball hard, getting big yards and catching passes out of the backfield.  Markus Wheaton has been a nice addition to this offense this year too but in the end, they are not scoring points when needed.Worse off, the defense looks lost. They’ve given up big plays, they can’t seem to get to the QB again, after doing so the first half of the Cleveland game but more reminiscent than anything is the fact that they have yet to gain a turnover, two games into the year. The blitzing, ferocious defense that Dick LeBeau runs is predicated on getting to the quarterback and causing turnovers and if you can’t do that, big plays are going to happen against you. They look slow, lost and genuinely not good enough to be a top flight defense right now.The coaches look unprepared; they don’t seem to be able to make adjustments in game. Tomlin talks a big game but his catch phrases are getting older by the saying. They are hollow when the team doesn’t back up the expectation.  Coaches don’t play, I’m not a fool, but they implement the game plan and the scheme the players must follow. If the players can’t do that, then the scheme must be changed or adjusted, that’s not happening. The definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over with no success, well does that not seem to fit here? Something must give and it better be soon because these guys travel to Carolina next Sunday night and they are staring 1-2 smack in the face.Possibly the most irritating thing about last night was the potential the Steelers had. They escaped the Cleveland game with a victory, ugly as it was, and they had the chance to start off 2-0, with both wins in the division while knocking the Ravens to 0-2, both home division losses, at the same time.It’s not that the Steelers lost this game. In fact, prior to the season this is a game I had them pegged to lose. It’s how they lost it. It’s unacceptable to fall as flat on their faces as they did. They’ll now get a few extra days to prepare for Carolina and it sure looks like they’ll need it.1-1, up next at Carolina 1-0.Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more

For Linda Chorney, Grammys Were An ‘Emotional Jukebox’

first_imgLinda Chorney with Gregg Allman at the Grammys in Los Angeles.By Eileen MoonSHE GOT TO meet her idol, Gregg Allman. And she got to dress to the nines and walk the red carpet, wearing she noted, “gorgeous black diamond earrings” she’d borrowed from the Gold Tinker in Deal, not to mention her $29 boots from Daffy’s.Sea Bright musician Linda Chorney earned her place as a Grammy nominee in the Best Americana category after 30 years on the road and 5 self-produced albums.Her history-making nomination in a category that included Levon Helm, Emmylou Harris, Ry Cooder and Lucinda Williams created so much buzz that Chorney was fielding interview requests from the Associated Press, Variety, and the Hollywood Reporter, along with numerous other media outlets across the country.And though she didn’t win, she feels pretty good about coming in behind Helm, who won a Grammy for “Ramble at the Ryman,” an album that also has a Jersey Shore connection,having been co-produced by Jedd Hilly and Middletown native Danny Petraitis, who died in 2009 and whom Hilly credited with the idea of bringing Helm back to Nashville and recording the live performance. (The television version of “Ramble at the Ryman” won an Emmy in 2010.)After all the anxiety that followed her nomination in November, Grammy day found Chorney thrilled to represent all of the independent musicians whose talents go unrecognized by the larger world as they play their music in bars and restaurants and other small venues, wondering sometimes if anybody is listening at all.That’s the message Linda sent out into the ether on Sunday when she was interviewed on the red carpet at the Grammys by CBS.“I thought it was a very important message to fellow, struggling musicians,” Chorney said in her post-Grammy blog. “Yes, I still feel that I am in that category.”Chorney said that Jennifer Hudson’s performance of “I Will Always Love You,” in memory of Whitney Houston “gave her goosebumps,” and the fact that the Grammys ended with Paul McCartney’s singing “And In The End” was a coincidence that brought her to tears, since that’s the last song on Chorney’s album, ***ITALSEmotional Jukebox.”Read more about Linda Chorney and her journey to the Grammys at read more

Cranbrook Minor Hockey star off to Hockey Hall of Fame

first_imgThe Cranbrook minor hockey grad joins defenceman Chris Chelios and forward Brendan Shanahan as the latest inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame.Geraldine Heaney, the third woman to be enshrined in the hall, and coach Fred Shero, who led the Philadelphia Flyers to the Stanley Cup in 1974 and ’75, are also on the inductees list.Chelios and Niedermayer earned hockey’s biggest individual honor in their first year of eligibility.Niedermayer won four Stanley Cups in 17 full NHL seasons to go along with a Norris Trophy and Conn Smythe Trophy. He played for the New Jersey Devils from 1991-92 through the 2003-04 season and finished his career in Anaheim in 2010.He is a member of the Triple Gold Club, signifying he has won the Stanley Cup, the World Championship (2004) and an Olympic gold medal.The New Jersey Devils and Kamloops Blazers have both retired his uniform number.The HHOF Induction ceremony is Monday, November 11. He played minor hockey in Cranbrook, junior hockey in Kamloops and professional hockey in New Jersey and Anaheim.Oh, did we say he also played for his country, winning Olympic gold in Vancouver in 2011 and Salt Lake City in 2002.Now, Scott Niedermayer is going to play hockey in the Hockey Hall of Fame.last_img read more

Hurst places seventh at state meet

first_imgKatie Hurst capped another impressive season in track and field over the weekend, placing seventh at the CIF State Championships in Clovis.It was the third straight appearance at the prestigious meet for the Fortuna junior, who placed in the top three in each of the past two seasons.“She jumped really well,” Fortuna co-head coach Norm Sotomayor said.Hurst cleared 5-feet-8 in Saturday’s finals, a season best and the same mark that earned her a second-place finish in 2017. The mark …last_img read more

Watch 49ers celebrate win over Washington with slip-and-slide

first_imgIt could not have been much fun for the 49ers Sunday, all the coaches and players standing on the sideline in a total downpour.Very little went according to plan for either offense, creating some ugly football in incredibly sloppy conditions. But after about three hours, the Niners came out with a 9-0 win.To celebrate, the heroes of the game — the 49ers defense — took advantage of the rain-drenched turf of FedEx field, throwing it back to with a middle school-style slip-and-slide.Nick Bosa …last_img read more

5 Quick Tips: Mixing Audio for Film and Video Projects

first_imgCheck out these helpful tips on how you can get clean, clear, and professional audio in all of your film and video projects.In this video tutorial by The Film Look, we dive into some quick tips and tricks for working with audio on all types of film and video projects. As we learn in the video, working with audio can be a fun challenge to dive into, but one commonly overlooked aspect is the quality control of your final mixes.Let’s look at five quick tips to ensure the best possible audio mixes for your projects.1. Listen on the Best Speakers PossibleThis is great advice for a couple of reasons. One, the better your speaker setup, the more information you’ll actually hear. You might pick up things like dynamic range, small pops, or other nuances that you won’t get through your laptop speakers.The second reason is that you want to know for sure what your audio is going to sound like on all kinds of setups, so you need to listen from the very lowest to the very highest levels of quality.2. Invest in HeadphonesIf you talk to any audio engineer — film, video, or music — they will tell you that getting a quality set of headphones is an absolute must. As with the speakers, if you’re not using professional-grade equipment to review your audio, you’re losing valuable information. The guys in the video have some great recommendations, but if you’re looking for some more options, check out this list over at Shutterstock.3. Check on Different DevicesFor optimal results, you can’t just trust your export parameters. You need to do the field research yourself. This is the best way to make sure your audio sounds good across all media and a range of devices. Check them all.4. Find a Happy MediumThat being said, once you do check all your media, devices, and variables, you may find that your audio is low-quality on some and high-quality on others. If you can make it perfect, great, but often you’ll have to find a happy medium and make the best of it. 5. Volume ReferencingThis is a crucial trick for modern digital filmmaking. Volume-reference your project’s audio against the ideal medium you’re creating it for. For example, matching your audio output to Netflix or YouTube will give you the best empirical data if you hope to stream primarily through these services.For more audio recording tips and tricks, check out these resources.The Indie Filmmaker’s Guide to Recording Audio9 Things You Should Check Before Recording AudioAudio Tip: How to Get Good Sound on Every BudgetHelpful Audio Tricks for Recording Documentary InterviewsHow to Set Audio Levels for Videolast_img read more

Depleted NorthPort whips debuting San Miguel Beer

first_imgNorthPort 121 – Bolick 25, Ibeh 18, Lanete 16, Grey 16, Tautuaa 11, Elorde 11, Anthony 10, Taha 9, Flores 3, Gabayni 2.San Miguel 88 – Rhodes 27, Fajardo 19, Santos 11, Pessumal 11, Standhardinger 6, Cabagnot 5, Zamar 4, Vigil 3, Lassiter 2, Rosser 0, Mamaril 0.Quarerscores: 25-25, 54-41, 91-63, 121-88Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Shorthanded NorthPort utterly dominated San Miguel Beer, 121-88, to bounce back from a narrow loss and gain a share of the lead in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup standings Wednesday night at Araneta Coliseum.Batang Pier drew a brilliant scoring performance from rookie Robert Bolick, who had 25 points and seven rebounds in the match.ADVERTISEMENT “Perhaps they’re still on vacation mode,” said NorthPort coach Pido Jarencio, whose squad improved to 4-1 alongside upstart Blackwater.“But we need wins. This conference is short. After 11 games, we’ll learn about our position [to compete],” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We just caught San Miguel on an off night,” Jarencio said, trying to play down what the stat sheet showed: a balanced scoring effort.Import Prince Ibeh had 18 points while five more from NorthPort’s local crew tossed in 10 or more in the scoring effort to fill the void left by three of its players, including its foremost weapon in Stanley Pringle. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportcenter_img View comments Alex Compton taking it slow with returning Vic Manuel Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The Beermen turned to old reliable Charles Rhodes and its centerpiece June Mar Fajardo for scoring, with the American reinforcement tallying 27 points, while the reigning Most Valuable Player 19.Arwind Santos and Von Pessumal had 11 each to round out the double-digit performers but their contribution came in a bit late in the losing effort that saw Batang Pier break away by as many as 38 points.San Miguel, like fellow Philippine Cup finalist Magnolia, absorbed a loss in their conference debut.The Batang Pier face the Hotshots next, while the Beermen goes up against the 3-1 TNT in the back-to-back games at Ynares Antipolo this weekend.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

2016 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) working closely with major partner Harvey Norman have gone back to school in 2016 with the establishment of the Harvey Norman School Series and Harvey Norman National Schools Cup.The Harvey Norman National Schools Cup will be held in conjunction with the Harvey Norman National Youth Championships (NYC) and the inaugural Alliance Cup.The alignment of individual state all schools’ events under the Harvey Norman School Series banner is a crucial element of TFA’s strategic focus and investment in junior participation growth for the current strategic cycle.This alignment would not be possible without the support of Major Partner, Harvey Norman who through their investment in significant prizes have provided the incentive for schools across the country to participate in Touch Football.The Harvey Norman National School’s Cup is an exciting new three-day round robin Touch Football tournament involving the top performing school teams from the Harvey Norman School Series events over the preceding 12-month period. Teams are invited by Touch Football Australia to participate in the Harvey Norman National School’s Cup.The Harvey Norman National Schools Cup event also provides a unique opportunity for players and coaches to participate in development activities with Australian Coaches and Representatives who will be in attendance.In addition to the prestige of being crowned national champions, the winners in each division will receive a $3,500 Harvey Norman voucher for their school.The Alliance Cup features, for the first time since the 2003 Australia Cup, the finest Touch Football players from TFA Alliance States (ex NSW and QLD) competing in Men’s and Women’s Open divisions.The event provides the opportunity for TFA Alliance states to field their best opens teams, with Elite 8 representatives available to represent their home and/or eligible states.Each state will have the opportunity to play each other once culminating in a final series to determine the Alliance Cup Champion State.The event also serves as a major talent identification opportunity for players seeking selection in Alliance Elite 8 training squads for the upcoming 2017 National Touch League, a key pathway opportunity.National Youth Championships The Harvey Norman National Youth Championships (NYC) are a unique event, with school, community and state 18 and under teams competing in a national championship.The opportunity to merge a National Youth Tournament and a School Sport Australia National Championship into one integrated event provides significant scheduling and other benefits and savings/economies to both entities and participants alike.Alliance Cup The Alliance Cup features the finest Touch Football players from the Alliance states (ex NSW & QLD) going head to head competing in Men’s and Women’s Open divisions. Each state will play each other once culminating in a final series to determine the Alliance Cup Champion State.The event is a major talent identification opportunity for players seeking selection in the Alliance Elite Eight training squads, a key pathway program of Touch Football Australia.National Schools Cup The Harvey Norman National Schools Cup (HNNSC) features the best U15 school teams from around Australia, competing to be crowned National School Champions.Teams have qualified for the HNNSC by finishing in the top four of their respective state Harvey Norman School Series events.The HNNSC is another key junior pathway and commercial opportunity for Touch Football Australia, that will be expanded in future years.Keep up-to-date with all of the latest from the 2016 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships, Alliance Cup and Harvey Norman School Series in the following ways:Website – – Twitter – – – live stream all games played on field 1 visit- Links2016 NYClast_img read more