Stepfather further remanded

first_imgDeath of 4-year-old boyMagistrate Wanda Fortune on Wednesday further remanded 21-year-old Joseph James to prison in connection with the October 7, 2019 murder of his four-year-old stepson Alex Prince. While the case was initially called before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on October 17 at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, it was transferred to the Linden Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday after it was said to have been filed at the incorrect magisterial district.It is alleged that the accused, who is a logger, murdered the child during the course of rape at their Silver Hill, Linden-Soesdyke Highway home.Initial investigation had revealed that the child was found naked and unconscious at approximately 12:00h on October 7 with injuries to his eye and head. According to reports, the accused claimed that he discovered the child unconscious with the injuries after returning from a nearby grocery shop. The child was then transported to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) after being examined by nurses from a nearby health centre. He is said to have died while on the way to the hospital. A Post-Mortem Examination performed later indicated that the four-year-old died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head and had been sodomised. The accused was later arrested and charged with murder following investigations. He was remanded to prison and the case will continue on November 13.last_img read more

TWO MORE YEARS! Arsenal confirm new contract for Arsene Wenger

first_img1 Arsene Wenger has agreed a new two-year deal to remain as Arsenal manager, the club have confirmed.Speculation over the Frenchman’s future has been rife in recent months but despite a backdrop of supporter unrest, he has now committed to the club with a fresh deal that will extend his reign to almost 23 years.Wenger, 67, had come in for criticism after a run of seven defeats in 12 games saw the Gunners drop out of the Premier League title race and suffer humiliation in the Champions League as they were thrashed 10-2 on aggregate by Bayern Munich.But it was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that he will remain in his role until at least 2019.“Arsenal Football Club and Arsene Wenger have agreed a two-year extension to his contract as manager,” a statement on the Arsenal website read.“Arsene and chief executive Ivan Gazidis have conducted a full review of our on and off the pitch activities to identify areas for improvement to build a sustained title challenge.”Wenger said he was optimistic for the future and said work was under way to plan for a title challenge next season – with Arsenal having not lifted the Premier League trophy in 13 years.“I love this club and I am looking forward to the future with optimism and excitement,” the Frenchman said. “We are looking at what we do well and how we can be stronger everywhere.“This is a strong group of players and with some additions we can be even more successful. We’re committed to mounting a sustained league challenge and that will be our focus this summer and next season.“I am grateful to have the support of the board and (majority owner) Stan (Kroenke) in doing everything we can to win more trophies. It’s what we all want and I know it’s what our fans around the world demand.”Despite protests aimed at forcing Wenger to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer, a tactical tweak to a three-man defence saw Arsenal win nine of their last 10 games of the campaign, culminating in Saturday’s 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Chelsea.Wenger now holds a record seven FA Cup wins, with Arsenal the most successful team in the competition having lifted the trophy no less than 13 times.But it is in the league and on the European stage where Wenger and his side have struggled – finishing fifth last season and missing out on Champions League football for the first time since 1998.They also ended the campaign behind north London rivals Tottenham, ending a 22-year run of dominance over their neighbours.All of which fuelled protestations against Wenger, with pre-match marches, planes carrying anti-Wenger banners over away grounds, boycotts of games and banners being displayed over the past few months.But the board have not buckled to those pressures and have backed the man who has delivered three Premier League titles since taking over in 1996.Wenger had previously admitted that the continuing uncertainty led to an “absolutely horrendous” environment at the club this season and contributed to their barren run.Arsenal’s majority owner Stan Kroenke, who rebuffed a takeover bid from Russian billionaire and minority shareholder Alisher Usmanov last week, hailed Wenger as the best man for the job as he too targeted more silverware.“Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe,” he said.“It’s what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect and we won’t rest until that is achieved.“Arsene is the best person to help us make that happen. He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing.”The ‘full review’ conducted by Wenger and Gazidis is likely to have involved conversations about restructuring the backroom department at the club.Wenger has always insisted he would never work alongside a director of football and it remains to be seen if any of his coaching staff are replaced.Gazidis himself said the club are in the right place to challenge next season.“There is no complacency anywhere at this club,” he said.“Our goal is to compete for and win trophies here and in Europe. Everything we do is designed to make that happen and we will be working hard on and off the pitch this summer to improve and make a strong challenge next season.“The club has grown beyond recognition in every aspect in recent years and we have the platform to be successful and meet the ambitions we and our fans share.” Arsene Wenger is staying at Arsenal for two more years last_img read more

How to Freeze Frame in Premiere Pro

first_imgThis quick video tutorial details goes over nine different ways you can execute an eye-catching freeze frame in Premiere Pro.Top image via ShutterstockRegardless of the kind of video work you’re involved with, freeze framing will inevitably come up at some point. Fortunately, Dylan Osborn is back at it again with this excellent quick tip tutorial video that demonstrates nine different ways to freeze frame in Premiere Pro! These brief lessons will equip you with everything you need to use the eye-catching technique in your next edit.Let’s go over a few basic “how-to” options addressed in the video.Option 1: Shift+EThe tutorial starts by demonstrating the Export Frame shortcut Shift+E that allows you to choose the image format and save where you want. If you want to use the frame in your sequence right then and there, click Import into Project.Option 2: Add Frame HoldIf you want to perform the same action without creating a separate file, you can freeze the clip right on your timeline with the Frame Hold option. Clicking Add Frame Hold cuts the clip and turns the rest of it into a still image. This is extremely quick — however, the rest of your footage will be gone and you’ll have to drag the remainder of the clip back onto your timeline.Option 3: Insert Frame Hold SegmentInsert Frame Hold Segment places a two-second still in the middle of a clip. This option keeps the remainder of your clip in the timeline. This is my preferred method for most of the freeze framing I do — usually in the middle of a scene for expositional or comedic effect.Regardless of what your project is, keeping the clip in the timeline is an essential safety measure (just in case you’re doubting the overall direction of the scene).In addition to exploring topics like Frame Hold Options, this masterful tutorial covers choosing the frame head under the Playhead, the clip’s In or Out Point, or a Specific Timecode from the Source Clip or Sequence Timecode.I recommend checking out the rest of Osborn’s channel out for more expert video editing advice!Are you a fan of the freeze frame? Have you used it in your projects in the past? How do you pull it off? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

There’s lack of coordination between players and BCCI: Kapil

first_imgLack of coordination between the players and BCCI was the reason why the team was humiliated in the tour of England, says former captain Kapil Dev insisting that Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men should tell the Board that they cannot compete continuously for months.India were whitewashed 0-4 in the Test series and went down 0-3 in the five-match ODI series against England. The team failed to win a single international match on the torrid tour.”The BCCI should understand that our players are not so fit, that they can play non-stop throughout the year. Just a few months after the World Cup, so many of our players are injured which is a worrisome factor,” Kapil told Aaj Tak.”If the Board and the players cannot decide, then there should be some experienced professionals who should finalise the amount of cricket the players need to play in a year,” he said.Kapil said the Indian team deserved a break after the World Cup triumph. “There was so much pressure and hype during the World Cup. It was such a big triumph but our players never got a chance to unwind,” he said.”They kept on playing cricket which ultimately resulted in their passion also fizzling out. One should understand that cricket is a sport and not a normal office which they have to attend day in and day out,” he reasoned.Kapil also pointed out the weaknesses in the Indian team.”How can you have just four bowlers bowling 90 overs in English conditions? Things were different earlier when you had Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly chipping in and giving rest to the main bowlers,” he said.advertisement”However, now it is not possible. I think that the selectors got carried away after the World Cup win. Team for a tour of Australia, South Africa or England should always be selected keeping in view the conditions there,” he added.last_img read more

Marlene Bird talks about being attacked and her struggle since

first_imgLarissa BurnoufAPTN National NewsIt’s still hard for Marlene Bird to remember exactly what happened to her the night she was attacked and set on fire in Prince Albert last June.She recalls talking to a group of people, mostly men who seemed nice, but she didn’t know any of them.“All of a sudden I don’t know what happened but I started to get hurt, to get hit,” said Bird, 47.  in an interview with APTN National News airing tonight. “I started to get hit on my head. I was trying to get up to see.”She blacked out.When Bird came to in the hospital she didn’t know what happened to her or the extent of her injuries.The back of her head was swollen from the beating and her face lacerated, partially exposed from cuts nearly taking her left eye.She was also set on fire with severe burns waist down. They were so bad doctors had to remove both of her legs.“Why did this have to happen to me?” said Bird. “What did I do so wrong to have this happen to me?”Even though she doesn’t remember the attack, Bird says she is haunted by what happened.“I kept dreaming and having some nightmares waking up just scared and shaking,” she said.Police later arrested and charged Leslie Black who’s scheduled to appear in court again later this month.Prince Albert police said they don’t expect to charge anyone else for the attack on Bird and the details of its investigation will come out in trial.For Bird, adjusting to a life with no legs, and dealing the same addictions that left her homeless, is a constant struggle.She started drinking before she was in the Grade 1 and has lost count of how many foster homes she lived in. She struggles with past sexual and physical abuse and grew up as a product residential schools and an alcoholic home.Bird is a client of the YWCA and receiving addictions counselling, as well as temporary housing.Those helping Bird are struggling to find permanent housing that is wheelchair [email protected]last_img read more

Buckeye Briefs for April 28

Logan Schuss, Buckeye lacrosse midfielder, received ECAC Co-Rookie of the Week honors after an impressive performance in the ‘Showdown in the ‘Shoe.’ The British Columbia native had a team-best and game-high four points with two goals and two assists against Air Force. Schuss leads the ECAC in points per game and is second in total points. He leads the Buckeyes with 21 assists and is the second leading scorer with 22 goals. This season Schuss has accumulated four conference player of the week selections, three rookie of the week awards and was named offensive player of the week March 29.Senior co-captain Justin Kronauge of the men’s tennis team received his third nod as Big Ten Co-Athlete of the Week this week. Kronauge was a key player in securing two singles and two doubles matches in route to the Buckeyes’ fifth-consecutive Big Ten regular-season title. Kronauge, No. 40 in the nation, holds the team-high 32 wins. This season has propelled Kronauge to becoming the third Buckeye to have more than 100 singles wins and more than 100 doubles wins. Kronauge and his doubles partner, junior Balazs Novak, are undefeated on the season with 16 wins.The No. 23 women’s golf team received its 16th consecutive bid for the NCAA Regional Tournament. With a No. 4 seed, the Buckeyes travel to the West Regional in Stanford, Calif., May 6-8. The Buckeyes have met and beat 10 of the 24 teams competing in the West and are the only Big Ten representative in the West. The Buckeyes must finish in the top 8 teams to advance to the NCAA Championship Tournament. read more

Most important Buckeyes for 2014 – No 6 Jeff Heuerman

Then-junior tight end Jeff Heuerman (86) is tackled out of bounds during a game against Wisconsin Sept. 28 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Lantern file photoAs we rapidly close in on the top five, The Lantern continues its countdown of the top 10 most important Buckeyes for the 2014 Ohio State football season.No. 6: Jeff Heuerman, senior tight endEvery season since Ben Hartsock’s 2003 departure, Buckeye fans across the state have been saying “this is the year” an OSU tight end becomes a key part of the passing game. Over time, after repeated underwhelming displays of production from the position, that statement has become a question.Is this the year?After years of failure, 2013 was a step in the right direction.In 2004 and 2005 it was Ryan Hamby’s chance. He’s best known for a dropped touchdown against Texas in 2005 that could have won the game. From 2006 to 2008 it was Rory Nicol’s chance, but he never managed more than 13 receptions.In 2009 Jake Ballard proved to be a solid player and had a key reception in OSU’s Rose Bowl win against Oregon, but he was not key to the offense.Jake Stoneburner broke through with 21 catches in 2010 and seven touchdowns in 2011, but he was more of an oversized receiver and still didn’t ooze production.After Stoneburner’s departure in 2012, this past season was finally Heuerman’s chance to shine.Heuerman tallied 26 receptions for 466 yards and four touchdowns –– easily the best tight end production OSU has had in a decade –– and proved to be a valuable safety valve for then-junior quarterback Braxton Miller.In 2014, Heuerman’s importance to the team will go well beyond his number of catches or his trips to the end zone. The most important thing will be when those catches occur.Miller is now a senior with another offseason under his belt, but he missed all of spring practice with a shoulder injury. He is expected to be set to go for the season opener, but that injury, and his injury in 2013 that caused then-senior quarterback Kenny Guiton to step in and attempt 109 passes, served as a wake-up call for coach Urban Meyer and his staff.For this team to be successful, Miller must be healthy, and Heuerman can do a lot to ensure he stays that way. Not only is he a strong blocker on the edge, Heuerman’s ability to bail Miller out in tough situations can prevent the signal caller from running as often as normal.Miller is certainly a runner first, but that might have to change of OSU is to be successful, and having the frame of Heuerman on the field gives him a near sure thing to check down to.Heuerman checks in at 6 feet, 5 inches and 255 pounds. He is an imposing presence on the field and the Buckeyes should hope to –– and expect to –– see a jump in his production for 2014.So is this the year? Does it really even matter?Heuerman put up great numbers last year, and as long as he continues his production and elevates his game, even more balls should be headed his way.OSU’s first game of the season is scheduled for Aug. 30 when the Buckeyes face Navy in Baltimore, Md. read more

Mens Volleyball No 5 Ohio State maintains undefeated MIVA start with 30

Redshirt sophomore middle blocker Blake Leeson celebrates a point with his teammates in the 2017 NCAA tournament. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Station ManagerThe No. 5 Ohio State men’s volleyball team (9-2, 2-0 MIVA) swept No. 14 Fort Wayne (9-2, 1-1 MIVA) in three straight sets to maintain an undefeated conference record.Ohio State head coach Pete Hanson said it was not clear going into the match whether to expect a three-, four- or five-set match.“They’re a much improved team, but they had a really, really tough year last year. Improvement is kind of in the eye of the beholder,” Hanson said. “They’re playing a bunch of sophomores, and some freshmen and maybe a junior, and I think the experience and the moment kind of favored us.”The first set foreshadowed a good serving match for the Buckeyes, who amounted four service aces in the first set alone. Fort Wayne struggled with receiving serves and were unable to run an aggressive offense, averaging a .143 as a team. Mastodon redshirt outside hitter Colton Stone carried Fort Wayne in kills, contributing five of its nine total kills.Ohio State also struggled with attacking in the first set, hitting a .143. Despite matching Fort Wayne’s hitting percentage, the Buckeyes won the set 25-23.Mastodon blockers were successful in moving from pin to pin across the net and keeping the ball on Ohio State’s side, but the Buckeyes countered with good defense by staying light on their feet and moving to the ball. The Buckeyes picked up their offense in the second set, hitting a match-high .393 hitting percentage and shutting down Fort Wayne’s defense and counterattacks. Ohio State middle blockers Blake Leeson and Nick Laffin showed force from the middle, contributing seven kills, helping the Buckeyes win 25-19.The night seemed to go downhill for the Mastodons in the final set with their hitting percentage dropping to -.125 for the set. Both teams passed well, but Ohio State had a better handle on the ball that allowed them to surge ahead. The Buckeyes felt comfortable enough to sub in sophomore outside hitter Reese Devilbliss and sophomore setter Andrew Hillman for some late-set gameplay. Toward the beginning, the teams were close, but leading 5-4, Ohio State went on a 10-3 point run to put them at 15-7. The third set was the lowest scoring for Fort Wayne, who lost to the Buckeyes by 11 points, 25-14.“I think Fort Wayne struggled with connecting on their pins,” Leeson said. “I think their offense was a little too fast for their own ability in some cases, forcing thins, trying to get split blocks and it worked sometimes, but they were high-error.”After the match, Hanson said he thought the team’s serving played an important role in its win. “Our servers put a lot of pressure on their passers and their offense and if you look at the stats, their hitting numbers got worse as the match went on because our serving got better as the match went on,” he said.The Buckeyes ended the weekend on a high note, starting conference season off 2-0 after their victories against Ball State and Fort Wayne. Ohio State will continue conference play at St. John Arena, facing Lindenwood University on Thursday and Quincy University on Saturday. read more

Pascal Gross impressed with teams away performance

first_imgBrighton & Hove Albion midfielder Pascal Gross says he is impressed with his team’s away performance this season and urging his team-mates to continue with the run of form.The German International says he is wary of the new Manchester United team under interim manager Solksjaer.He told the club’s official website, “It was an important game and a good win for us [the win in August], but that’s just a memory for us. We’re really good at home, and now it’s about trying to be better when we play away from the Amex.Pep Guardiola is convinced Manchester City will improve Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – May 12, 2019 Ahead of the crucial end of the season for Manchester City, Pep Guardiola is convinced his squad will improve even more next season.It appears…“Our last league game against West Ham was one of our better ones, and we’ll try to do the same again and be better away from home.“In my opinion we’ve improved our performances on the road. Maybe we haven’t got the points we wanted, but I feel that we’ve improved in general compared to last season.“They [Man United] have had some very good results at the moment and are very confident. They’re in a really good feeling and a really good mood. It will be really tough, but we will do our best.”last_img read more