West Ham blow! ‘Croatian Messi’ set to remain in La Liga, agent confirms

first_img Alen Halilovic in action for Croatia 1 Barcelona starlet Alen Halilovic looks likely to remain in La Liga – news which will disappoint West Ham. The teenager – dubbed the ‘Croatian Messi’ – joined the Catalans from Dinamo Zagreb in 2014, but he has struggled to make an immediate impression under Luis Enrique and was shipped out on loan to Sporting Gijon at the start of this season. Barca are expected to loan out Halilovic again next summer, with a number of Premier League clubs – most notably West Ham – eager to take him under their wings. However, Halilovic’s agent, Zoran Stojadinovic, has suggested Barcelona want the midfielder to gain further experience in Spain. “For him, La Liga is better than the Premier League,” Stojadinovic told Marca. “If Barcelona choose to loan him again, we prefer Halilovic to stay in Spain.”last_img read more

Aspect Ratio Overlays for Video Editors

first_imgCheck out this pack of FREE aspect ratio overlays – a handy set of image files to keep in your video editing toolkit.Blogger and professional video shooter/editor Brent Pierce has put together a useful pack of aspect ratio overlays to integrate into your video editing projects.  The overlays are still images with an alpha channel (PNG files) and come in a variety of common film ratios.Brent suggests that these overlays would be useful when you want to export out a video in a different aspect ratio then the sequence settings (for instance, exporting a video at US Standard 16X9 but wanting the video to be displayed in Ultra Panavision).  You could also temp in the aspect ratio overlays before export to see how the video might look on different displays or projections, helpful for making sure nothing important is getting cut of the frame.As a general note, it’s most useful to apply these aspect ratio overlays on the top layer of your sequence/timeline AFTER you’ve finished your video edit.  Then, go through and pan & scan each clip to make sure that it is properly oriented in the frame.  This will cut down on the render time through the video editing process.Head on over to Cineblur.com to download these FREE aspect ratio overlays.  Thanks for sharing, Brent!last_img read more

Pacquiao picks Mayweather over McGregor

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The 12-round bout is set to give the Mayweather-Pacquiao event two years ago a run for its money as the richest fight in combat sports history.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Korea spoils Gilas bid Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThis time, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be on the same side.Pacquiao will be rooting for Mayweather in an eccentric super fight against Conor McGregor on August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s a boxing fight so I’m going with the boxer,” Pacquiao said in Filipino on Wednesday after his team Kia lost to Phoenix in the opener of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Mayweather, 40, is shaking off the cobwebs after retiring two years ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe former pound-for-pound king shoots for win No. 50 while staking his undefeated record against one of UFC’s top stars and arguably, the biggest draw in MMA.Mayweather and McGregor just wrapped up their circus-like world press tour that had stops in Los Angeles, Toronto, New York and London with both fighters engaging in explicit trash-talking and drama made for WWE. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman hold final press conference ahead of bout PLAY LIST 03:16Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman hold final press conference ahead of bout01:16Pacquiao takes another swipe at Mayweather over exhibition match KO02:19Boxing’s 40-year-old Pacquiao counts on experience in Thurman fight02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

LOSS OF E-A-S SUBSIDY MAY HURT SMALL AIRPORTS

first_imgPresident Donald Trump has proposed eliminating Essential Air Service subsidies to smaller cities who depend on the funding to attract airline service to their communities.Sioux City previously received EAS funding for four years, but in 2015 American Airlines told federal officials they didn’t need the subsidy to operate their Sioux City to Chicago flights.Sioux Gateway Airport director Mike Collette says EAS funding can be a critical safety net for small city airports:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/EAS.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…..fall back in that program. :24Collette says Sioux City’s flights to Chicago and Dallas continue to have strong passenger numbers:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/EAS2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………a big issue. ;09The EAS program subsidizes airline flights to 171 communities in the continental U.S., including Pierre, Aberdeen and Watertown in South Dakota and Fort Dodge, Mason City, Burlington and Waterloo in Iowa.Airports in Kearney, Scottsbluff and Grand Island, Nebraska also receive EAS funding.They would likely otherwise have no air service.last_img read more