Nelson Jays knock off league leading Trail Reds at QE Park

first_imgNelson Jays held off a late charge to edge the Trail Reds 11-9 in West Kootenay Junior Babe Ruth Baseball action Wednesday night at Queen Elizabeth Park.It was the first time this season the Jays have been able to knock off the league leading Reds.Blair Sookro picked the the save in relief of Connor Comishin to secure the win.Charles Curiston and Ronan Grey also pitched for Nelson. Sookro also led the offence for the Jays with a three-run, inside-the-park home run.Johnny Melinchuk chipped with two-RBI’s.The Jays, 4-3-1 on the season, currently sit 3-1/2 games behind the Reds in West Kootenay Junior Babe Ruth standings.Castlegar is third, five games behind Trail.Trail Reds have played 13 games while the Jays have only eight completed this season.The two teams hook up for a doubleheader Saturday in the Silver City.The playoffs start June 13.Nelson is the defending West Kootenay Junior Babe Ruth Champ.last_img read more

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Superstar’s spotlight shines on agriculture at the Ayars Family Farm

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Joel Penhorwood and Matt ReeseCountry music superstar Luke Bryan performed last night on the Ayars Family Farm near Mechanicsburg in Champaign County for the first stop on his 2018 Farm Tour.In conjunction with the concert, in an effort to salute Ohio’s largest food and agriculture industry, Governor John R. Kasich declared September 27, 2018 “Here’s to the Farmer Day” in the State of Ohio.“I think a lot of times agriculture goes unnoticed. I think these kinds of events help draw attention to all of our farmers out there that work hard each and every day to provide the necessities of life,” said David Daniels, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture from a hayfield serving as a parking lot for last night’s Bryan concert. “I think it is great that the Governor proclaimed this ‘Here’s to the farmer day’ and I think it is great that Ohio was able to bring this concert here. There are only about five of these every year. With our strong agricultural heritage and what it means to our overall economy, we are glad to be here and very proud. Agriculture provides 1 out of 8 jobs and adds $124 billion to our economy. It is not just the guy who is planting the seed in the ground. We’ve got food processing in Ohio — about 1,200 processors that employ 68,000 people. It doesn’t make any difference where you live, there is agriculture and agriscience happening near you.”Daniels pointed out that events like this concert can be a nice way to connect Ohio’s farm community with consumers.“I look forward to seeing all of the people here tonight. I see a lot of people here that look like they are involved in agriculture but also a lot of fans who maybe aren’t connected to agriculture,” he said. “Maybe the best thing that can happen here tonight is everybody gets a little bit better appreciation for what farming is and what agriculture is.”John, Bonnie, Lucas, and Eli Ayars milk 150 Guernsey and Brown Swiss cows and raise corn, soybeans and hay on 1,000 acres. Staring in 2010, the Ayars began using their milk to make homemade ice cream right on the farm. Ayars Family Ice Cream is available in over 30 stores. The family plans on serving up plenty of ice cream and was excited to host the concert.On the tour, Bryan is celebrating a decade of saluting the American farmer as he takes his tenth annual Farm Tour 2018 to six cities this fall setting up stages in the fields of local farms from Ohio to Florida. Joining Bryan on the tour as guests this year are Chase Rice, Jon Langston, the Peach Pickers, and DJ Rock.Over 100,000 fans have attended the tour each year since its inception in 2009. In addition to the on-farm performances, Bryan will continue giving back to the farmers by awarding college scholarships to students from farming families who are attending the local college or university near the tour stops. To date, more than 50 scholarships have been granted.last_img read more

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Video Tutorial: Create an Action Promo With After Effects

first_img2. Split ScreenA unique effect that you can apply to your composition is to split it in half. This can help draw eyes to the center of your title. Then be sure to add a drop shadow to create contrast. 1. Design ElementsTo enhance the mood of your footage, be sure to add motion graphic elements. A solid color layer with the opacity lowered can help separate the titles from the background. Then adding shapes at random points in time will make your composition seem more important. You can easily repeat shapes across your composition by using the “Repeater” in the shape layers menu. The 4 Techniques in This After Effects Tutorial 3. Optics CompensationOne of the easiest effects to apply is “Optics Compensation.” This effect distorts your composition around the edges and draws complete focus to the center of the screen. Moreover, Optics Compensation is fantastic for creating custom transitions between slides.NOTE: Be sure to add the “CC Force Motion Blur” effect to create realistic motion blur when there is animation. 4. GlitchCreating the glitch effect is a universal motion graphics technique that can look great in most projects. When it comes to an action promo, the glitch effect works perfectly. In this tutorial, we demonstrate how to quickly create a custom glitch map — and how to control the number of glitches per second.With these four action promo techniques, you can create the basis of a successful, high-energy After Effects project.Awesome Action Promo After Effects TemplatesShowdown from Rocketstock.com is a full 18-slide action promo template.Pavilion From Rocketstock.com features a complete sports branding package for sports shows. Need a fast-paced action promo for sports projects or high-energy videos? We’ve got you covered with this video tutorial.Whether you’re working on a sports project or a video that simply needs a fast-paced feel, creating action-based motion graphics can draw your audience in. In this Adobe After Effects tutorial, learn how to create multiple action promo elements that make standard sports clips look awesome! Looking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Video Tutorial: The Audio Transition You Need to Start UsingProduction Tips for Shooting in Outdoor Lighting ConditionsHow to Create a Scribble Animation in After EffectsWhich Camera Movement Should You Use — And When And Why?Video Tutorial: Build Your Own $50 Car-Side Camera Mountlast_img read more

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U.P. criminal arrested after shoot-out; two cops hurt

first_imgAn Uttar Pradesh-based criminal was arrested after a shoot-out in the early hours of Saturday on Mehrauli-Badarpur Road in the Capital. Two police officers were injured in the operation.Deputy Commissioner of Police (south-east) Chinmoy Biswal said wanted criminal Harendra Nagar alias Harendra Pradhan (36), who had allegedly killed land mafia Moti Goyal on April 16 in Barola village over a property dispute, has been arrested after a brief exchange of fire.Trap laid after tip-offThe police said they received a tip-off that Pradhan, who has a bounty of ₹25,000 on his head, would go to Mehrauli via MB Road, following which a team was formed and a trap was laid.“Around 6.30 a.m., a car was spotted on the road and it was followed by the police party. The driver sped the car but the picket staff blocked it using barricades,” said Mr. Biswal.The police team then approached the car, opened the left door and asked Pradhan to surrender, but he opened fire at the officers with his carbine.The policemen managed to snatch the carbine after which Pradhan came out from the right door of the car and fired at the officers with a pistol; the police fired back. “The officers then overpowered him, snatched his pistol and managed to nab him,” said Mr. Biswal.In the operation, two officers — Sub Inspector Yogesh Tanwar and Head Constable Ravi — got injured while adjusting the barricades, the police said.Criminal recordDuring interrogation, Pradhan, who has 13 criminal cases registered against him, allegedly told the police that he met Goyal in Dasna jail in 2008. Goyal told him that he wanted to work with a person who could help him in land grabbing.The two started working together but later Goyal started avoiding him and stopped giving him his share. This enraged Pradhan and he decided to eliminate Goyal. He was shot seven times, allegedly by two contract killers identified as Rahul and Amit. The duo was arrested on April 25 but Pradhan managed to escape by firing at U.P. police officers.last_img read more

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