BnB Wins Awareness Scrabble Tourney

first_imgBenjamin Harris (BnB) defeated Roland J. Boykai (HERB) 2-0 (477-406 and 473-236 points) in the finals of the two-day (Feb. 11 & 13) first national awareness scrabble tournament organized by the National Scrabble Association of Liberia (NSAL).Held at the J. L. Gibson Memorial School on Gurley Street, Monrovia, Joseph Gegeh (T4N) defeated J. B. Boima Kiazolu Sr., (Tarzan) 2-0 in two games to clinch 3rd place.For the awards, BnB received a cash prize of L$3, 500; second place prize of L$2, 500 went to HERB; third place prize of L$1, 500 went to T4N and the final prize of L$1, 000 went to Tarzan.The acting president of the National Scrabble Association, Fomba Swaray, said during the presentation of the prizes that the association is planning a series of tournaments that will be climaxed by a national tournament.“We are determined to take ourselves serious and better give scrabble its due recognition in the country,” Swaray, who plays under the name ‘Scrabbler’ said.He said the money used to award the winners came from fellow scrabbler, Kanio B. Gbalar.Swaray said his administration is endeavoring to gain national and international recognition that will ensure the progressive development of scrabble in the country.Contributing, Philip Gibson (Master G), who participated in the tournament and whose premises were used for the tournament, said the successful completion of the tournament was a good sign of progress. “We must continue to elevate scrabble to another level where we can get it to schools in the country,” Gibson said.Meanwhile responding after he received the first place award, Harris (BnB) expressed appreciation for the prizes and said it was meant to encourage the members, but the real motivator was the love for the scrabble.“We want scrabble to be national game that is played nationally and internationally,” Harris said. There were 35 participants in the tournament. Some of players were varney A. Freeman (Boffin), Brima Cooper (BC), Snosio Twegbay (ExFire) and Alvin Roberts (Wizard).Others were Cephus Ross (Blade), Malek V. Al Sherif (Topaz), Daniel Harris (Danio), Alex Jackson (Proxy), Jonathan Wesley (Ozark), Lemuel Gibson (Lem), Alex Kamara, (Boss), among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ex-Raider Charles Woodson on Khalil Mack, Jon Gruden and more

first_imgGet Raiders news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free Raiders HQ newsletter.As part of ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” telecast plans, former Raiders standout Charles Woodson will be back in Oakland next week to watch his old team open the NFL season against the Los Angeles Rams.Woodson, now a TV analyst, is eager to see how the Jon Gruden 2.0 era gets started, and how Jason Witten will fare as Gruden’s replacement in the “MNF” booth.On the other hand, he’ll miss seeing linebacker Khalil …last_img read more

5 Tips to Organize and Customize Premiere Pro

first_img2. Customize Your Source and Program MonitorsI’m quite comfortable with keyboard shortcuts, so I rarely use any of the default buttons located in the Source and Program Panels. If you’re like me, you can use the Button Editor at the bottom of the Source and Program Panels to customize what buttons you would like to see. Whittle it down to just a few select buttons, or just remove all of them for a minimalist look. 1. Custom BinsCreating and using custom bins will help keep your project neat and organized. This is beneficial when passing on your project to other editors, or returning to an old project. You won’t have to waste time searching for specific content. I usually create custom bins for Video, Audio, Graphics, and Sequences. Depending on the scope of the project, I’ll create a number of subfolders as well. 5. Use Project as a TemplateAfter you’ve created your bins, and customized your Source and Program monitors, your timeline, and your workspace, it’s useful to save your project and let it serve as a template. Open up your template project later, save out a copy, and you’re ready to go with custom bins and all of your preferences setup. You can even add branding assets and regularly used files into the template Premiere project to make your life easier.Looking for more Premiere Pro knowledge? You’re in luck.  What are your favorite Premiere Pro customizations? Share the in the comments below. 3. Save Track Height PresetWhile it may not seem so, you probably spend a lot of time resizing tracks in your timeline. All of that time can add up. I find it quite frustrating to constantly adjust my video and audio tracks each time I create a new sequence. Save some time by creating a Track Height preset in the Timeline Display Settings menu.center_img 4. Save Custom WorkspaceWhile Adobe Premiere Pro comes with a handful of useful workspace presets, it’s nice to customize your interface to your own personal preference. Whether you’re working on a documentary feature, editing a multi-cam event, or adding metadata to a library of footage, putting panels where you want them to be is a luxury. These five tips will help you organize and customize Adobe Premiere Pro to your own personal preference.Speed and efficiency make all the difference in your daily video editing workflow. Use these tips, tricks, and techniques to customize your Premiere Pro experience for maximum organization.last_img read more

TFA Annual Report

first_imgThe TFA Annual Report that will be put out for membership is now available to view.TFA will send an original to every TFA affiliate and some to each State office.The report will be presented at the TFA AGM which will occur on Sunday, 14 December 2008 in Canberra.Related Filestfa_annual_report_200708-pdflast_img


first_imgFlying outside the Greenhouse Tavern is a giant sign; `Australian Touch, Party Headquarters’, is what it reads. The Greenhouse Tavern is one of Coffs Harbour’s major sponsors for the NTL’s, being held in Coffs Harbour until Sunday the 21st. The Greenhouse has been supporting the NTL tournament since it first began at Coffs Harbour in 1997. For owner Tony Haslam and his staff, the support is not just financial but the provision of a well-run, safe, convenient and quality venue for the tournament. This includes the parties, functions, dinners for referees and officials and general facilities for the participants to use. “The very first function we held for touch was pretty disappointing, only about 30 or 40 people showed up”, he says. “But at the second function that year, we were absolutely inundated with about 500 people, since then it’s been great every year.” With recent exploits of sporting teams well publicised in our local and national media, Tony is quick to praise the behaviour of the touch players visiting Coffs Harbour. “The touch people have always been great, they’ve never given us any problems”, he says. “If they had brought us grief in any way, we would not have continued our support of them.” The site for the next three NTL’s is currently being considered, with Coffs Harbour one of five applicants to host the tournament. Tony admits that losing the NTL tournament would be very disappointing for the Coffs Community. “Not only would we be losing a great sporting event, but we would also lose a big two weeks of business”, he says. “It’s not just us, but also our suppliers and companies that provide us with stock, as well as the resorts, motels, local shops and restaurants.” Tony believes it is important for local businesses to support sporting events that visit Coffs Harbour, so when other events consider Coffs as a venue, they know they will be well received and local business will continue to grow. “We want to be seen as pro-active in looking after sporting events, so when new ones come we will be approached to also support them”, he says. The NTL tournament is in its second phase, with the Open and 20 years divisions already completed. The Senior divisions are well underway and will conclude with the play-offs and grand finals on Sunday 21st at Coffs Harbour International Sports Stadium. With grand finals to be contested in eight divisions, they begin at 11:00am and conclude at 6:00pm on Sunday. Rachel Moylelast_img

a month agoBournemouth boss Howe: Southampton clash will be really feisty

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe: Southampton clash will be really feistyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe expects the tackles to fly tomorrow night against Southampton.Southampton meet traditional rivals Portsmouth in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, but Howe feels Bournemouth’s games against the Saints are “gaining in everybody’s focus”.”It should be a really feisty game, a really good atmosphere and an entertaining match,” Bournemouth boss Howe told Sky Sports. “Southampton have started very well, too.”It’s gaining in everybody’s focus. The more games we have, the more the rivalry will intensify I think.”We’ve enjoyed the games against Southampton which have been tight and tough, from both clubs’ perspectives. We’re looking forward to another entertaining match.” last_img read more

3 hours agoGenk striker Samatta: Facing Liverpool a dream come true

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Genk striker Samatta: Facing Liverpool a dream come trueby Paul Vegas3 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveRacingGenk striker Mbwana Ally Samatta admits facing Liverpool was a “dream come true”.Liverpool were comfortable 4-1 winners for Wednesday night’s Champions League encounter.And Tanzania international Samatta said: “As a child I was not a fan of Liverpool, but of the arch rival: Manchester United. “I’m not going to say that I get goose bumps, but it’s so special. “A game like this and to be allowed to play is like a dream, the dream of every boy watching football on television.” last_img read more

Ezekiel Elliott Just Trashed Jim Harbaugh On The Paul Finebaum Show

first_imgEzekiel elliott talks about Jim Harbaugh on the Paul Finebaum show.Jim Harbaugh was only Michigan’s head coach for one of the program’s three rivalry contests against Ohio State during Ezekiel Elliott’s tenure, but he seems to have made quite an impression on the star running back. Friday, Elliott, who is going through the ESPN car wash today, trashed Harbaugh, telling Paul Finebaum that he’s “tired” of hearing about him. Elliott also called out Harbaugh for talking smack when he hasn’t won a rivalry game. Yikes.“I’m tired of hearing about Coach Harbaugh he needs to get in check with reality” – @EzekielElliott— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) April 15, 2016more from @EzekielElliott: “you can’t talk smack about a rivalry when you haven’t won a game. You have to win ballgames to talk behind it.”— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) April 15, 2016Here’s @EzekielElliott‘s full quote about Jim Harbaugh on @finebaum— John Hayes (@johnP_hayes) April 15, 2016This isn’t exactly a surprise – Elliott has made a living off of trolling Michigan the past few years. But it’s still hilarious, and reminds us that there is no better college football rivalry than Ohio State vs. Michigan.last_img read more

New trial for man who killed roommate over alleged relationship with teen

first_imgTORONTO — A new trial has been ordered for an Ontario man who beat his roommate to death with a hammer in a drunken confrontation over the other man’s alleged sexual relationship with a teenage girl.Toby Land appealed his second-degree murder conviction in the May 2009 killing of Dominic Doyon, arguing the judge was wrong to rule out the defence of provocation.Had the defence been presented to the jury, Land argued he could have been convicted of manslaughter instead, which would allow for a lower sentence. Second-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for at least 10 years.In a ruling released last week, Ontario’s highest court found the trial judge erred in determining that Land could not claim provocation because he had initiated the confrontation while armed.The three-member appeal panel said the trial judge failed to consider whether Land, who anticipated that Doyon may become violent, could have realistically predicted that his roommate would reach for a samurai sword.The appeal court added that Doyon’s comments about his relationship with the teen during the dispute could also count as provocation, particularly for Land, who “was raised in a sexually abusive home.”“This confrontation arose out of Mr. Doyon’s alleged sexually abusive conduct. Mr. Land’s personal reaction to that conduct would obviously be affected by his experiences,” the court wrote.“Mr. Land, an Indigenous man, then 24 years old, had a horrendous past. It scarred him deeply,” it said. “He left his home with substance abuse issues and with a violent aversion to sexual abusers. On numerous occasions prior to May 4, 2009, Mr. Land attacked men he knew to be sexual abusers.”The decision said Land was angered by his 33-year-old roommate’s relationship with the teen, and the pair had clashed over the issue in the past. On two occasions, the dispute turned physical, with Doyon gaining the upper hand, it said.One day, Land said he came home to find Doyon and the teen shirtless on the couch, the document said, and he remained “deeply troubled” hours later.After drinking about eight beers, Land decided to confront Doyon but feared for his safety, so he armed himself with a hammer and held it at his side as he addressed his roommate, it said.He then noticed Doyon had a samurai sword — which had previously hung on the wall or been kept beside the couch or window — with him on the couch, the decision said.Doyon grabbed the sword’s handle as he got up and said something about how he could do whatever he wanted with his life, it said.Land told the court he felt like he snapped and “just reacted,” the document said. He vaguely remembered hitting Doyon in the arms with the hammer and said his next memory was of his other roommate pulling him back and, he believed, pulling the sword from his hands, it said.“Mr. Land said he could not control his thoughts and his actions,” the appeal court said.In fact, Land had “engaged in a frenzied attack upon Mr. Doyon, hitting him dozens of times with the hammer, including about the head,” it said.Doyon was also stabbed repeatedly with the sword and beaten with a pair of crutches, it said.The appeal court said the defence of provocation “had an air of reality and should have been left with the jury.”Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Presslast_img read more


first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment After criticism led to its cancellation, SLĀV’s famed director Robert Lepage says the scrapping of the Montreal International Jazz Festival show is a “direct blow to artistic freedom.”The show, performed by lead singer Betty Bonifassi, is described as “a theatrical odyssey based on slave songs,” but critics are calling it cultural appropriation.In a statement released Friday on the Facebook page for Ex Machina, Lepage’s production company, the director said that if it were up to him, the show would still be running. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement In many of his other shows that addressed injustices involving “specific cultural groups,” Lepage says he was never accused of cultural appropriation or racism. (Christian Côté/Radio-Canada) Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more