Magic Stormers’ Asinde becomes a Lady Dolphin

first_img Tags: JKL Lady DolphinsMagic StomersNational Basketball LeagueUCU Lady Canons Asinde (center) representing Uganda at the 2018 FIBA 3×3 U23 World Cup (Photo by Agency)KAMPALA – National Basketball League defending champions JKL Lady Dolphins have completed the signing of Jane Asinde from Magic Stormers.Asinde who completed her high school last year joins the Dolphins despite strong interest from last year’s finalist, UCU Lady Canons, who usually pick up on such talent that is seeking to join University.JKL Sports Club announced the capture of the youngster on Friday, January 25 through a press statement.“18-year-old small forward, Jane Asinde, has today completed her move to JKL Lady Dolphins Basketball Club,” read the statement.Akinde who was part of Uganda’s team at the 2018 FIBA 3×3 U23 World Cup also expressed her delight to be joining the reigning champions.“I am excited to be joining the JKL Sports Club project, said Akinde.“School is a very important aspect for me and having that as a key component of discussion, along with my career progression and personal branding, it became very easy to make the decision.Akinde has been likened to Uganda’s best female basketball export Claire Lamunu by the Junior Gazelles head coach Ali Mavita.To JKL’s Technical Manager, Fredricks Owora, she is the best young player in the region.“Asinde is the best young player in East Africa at the moment as simple as that,” Owora is quoted as saying.“There is a lot of space for improvement and in the short-term, having her in a team with the quality of players we have along with top-notch coaches, gives her the opportunity to grow into what could be Uganda’s best ever forward.Akinde becomes JKL Lady Dolphins third acquisition of the off season, following the signings of Maureen Atulinda from KIU Rangers and Brenda Nakitende (A1 Challenge).JKL defeated UCU 4-0 in the Ladies play-offs finals to win their first ever League crown.Comments last_img read more

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Raiders working out free-agent wide receivers this week

first_imgALAMEDA — The Raiders are bringing in free-agent wide receivers for workouts on Tuesday, and Jon Gruden said he’s prepared to make a roster move at the position if need be.Martavis Bryant suffered a PCL injury in his knee on Sunday against the Chargers and will be out “some time,” Gruden said Monday. Jordy Nelson also sustained a knee injury in the Raiders’ 20-6 loss and is being evaluated. Three weeks ago, the Raiders’ top three wide receivers consisted of Amari Cooper, Nelson and Bryant. Now …last_img

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Constantinides picked for Obama’s Mandela Fellowship

first_imgCatherine Constantinides is a former Miss Earth South Africa and Play Your Part Ambassador. (Image: Kevin Mark Pass) Former Miss Earth South Africa and Play Your Part Ambassador Catherine Constantinides’ star keeps shining as she works to make South Africa and the world a better place.No stranger to leadership platforms and thought leadership, Constantinides will be heading to the US as one of the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows, part of the Department of State’s Young African Leaders Initiative (Yali).Constantinides leaves in June with fellows from across Africa for a six-week leadership training programme. This includes an opportunity to hone their skills at an American higher education institution with support for professional development after they return home.She said that ensuring human rights for all Africans will unlock the continent’s potential. “We must be committed to succeed in ensuring that human rights are an integral part of our fabric with a unified commitment and energy to move Africa forward as an economically stable and viable global competitor.”The FellowsThe Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders began in 2014 as the flagship programme of President Barack Obama’s Yali initiative.Fellows are placed at US colleges and universities where they will focus on developing skills in one of three areas: business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, or public management.Constantinides has been placed in the civic leadership track and will spend her time in Virginia at the Presidential Precinct.The precinct is made up of six landmark institutions – four of America’s most important historic sites, which includes the Thomas Jefferson Monticello, and two of the country’s most outstanding public universities being the University of Virginia and America’s second-oldest university the College of William and Mary.A social innovatorThe South African government recently awarded Constantinides with the Ubuntu Youth Diplomacy award for her outstanding work across Africa and the world.She started her first business at the age of 16 and has worked as an international climate activist, passionate humanitarian and social entrepreneur.Her work on women empowerment in the environmental space has gone beyond South Africa to reach Zambia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Namibia.Constantinides also is at the helm of the Miss Earth South Africa leadership programme, is co-founder of Generation Earth and is a social cohesion advocate for the Department of Arts and Culture.She is an Archbishop Tutu African Oxford Fellow and has worked tirelessly over the past 18 months on human rights violations in Africa with a firm commitment to bring justice to forgotten people across the continent.In 2015 she was invited as an honorary member of the Golden Key Society and was also nominated as one of South Africa’s 21 Icons, an acclaimed TV and photographic series honouring great South Africans.Follow @ChangeAgentSA on Twitter and Instagram over the next two months as Constantinides shares her wisdom on leadership.last_img read more

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Big Data Giant Joins InfoChimps to Save the World’s Structured Information

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting “Many problems we have today – including social and economic instabilities, wars, disease spreading – are related to human behavior, but there is apparently a serious lack of understanding regarding how society and the economy work. Revealing the hidden laws and processes underlying societies constitutes the most pressing scientific grand challenge of our century.”Revealing the hidden laws and processes underlying societies constitutes the most pressing scientific grand challenge of our century. That may or may not be overstated, but the point is: data is essential in order for us to develop the full extent of self-awareness that science can offer.MetawebMetaweb, where Bollacker was Chief Scientist, was a company best-known for its product Freebase, which it describes as An entity graph of people, places and things, built by a community that loves open data. Founded by Danny Hillis, a computer scientist whose name is usually said in hushed tones, Metaweb raised nearly $60 million to build its giant structured semantic graph.Metaweb was acquired this Summer for an undisclosed sum and parts of the Freebase technology have turned into Google Refine, “a power tool for working with messy data.”“At large scale there are classes of applications you can build that you can’t do with 50 items in a data set, but with 50 million or 50 billion items,” Bollacker explains. “Statistics, searches to find patterns, etc.“I have no illusions that in 20 years, Google will still be paying to keep Freebase online as a service. I have an interest in making sure these bulk data sets stay alive. I think Infochimps has part of a model that could help that happen.“One of the things I’ve learned is data that is loved tends to survive. I think the Freebase data is underloved. I think we can build extracts out of Freebase. They publish regular dumps. We’re going to grab sections of those dumps, make them better indexed, better labeled and better described.”Bollacker received a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and it was in his trips back to Austin that he met Infochimps CTO Flip Kromer, a Cornel educated Mechanical Engineer, University of Texas physics education specialist and super-geek.“The knowledge and experience is a huge known quantity,” Kromer says of Bollacker’s joining the company. “I got into this to build out the open data part of it. The best way to build the open data commons for the world is to do it within the context of a mixed open and commercial thing that makes everybody smarter. We’re building out the commercial part, that’s what we have to focus on. With Kurt on board, I have no fears that we’re ever going to lose our soul. We won’t lose sight over the central mission of making everybody smarter.” Sometimes highly accomplished people just have to join crazy little startups. It’s always exciting to see what happens when they do. Data scientist Kurt Bollacker is one of those people; he’s decided to join Austin-based bulk data marketplace startup Infochimps, one of the most interesting little companies we regularly write about here.Bollacker’s history is intense. He helped build one of the first search engines online for academic research papers, the first prototype for the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine where he was the Technical Director, he was a biomedical research engineer at the Duke University Medical Center, did research on long term digital archiving as the Digital Research Director at the Long Now Foundation and was the Chief Scientist at Metaweb, the massively ambitious semantic web project that Google acquired in the Summer of 2010. Those are some of the weightiest data projects in the Internet’s young history; now he’s joined InfoChimps. “The project that is Infochimps is in it for the long haul,” Bollacker told ReadWriteWeb. “We’re going to make something of lasting value. That’s something I can buy into.”InfoChimps is a small startup that provides infrastructure for people to buy and sell large sets of data. We first wrote in-depth about the company when it made a controversial move of putting 1 billion data points from months of the Twitter firehose up for sale. Twitter’s legal department quickly took the edge off of what the marketplace was able to offer its customers, but its splash was made and the web suddenly knew about InfoChimps.InfoChimps offers a wide variety of types of data, however. Among its most popular sets, the company says, is a complete downloadable set of Major League Baseball data concerning every trade, drafting, free agency and other player transaction since 1873. You can also download the raw survey data used for the Zogby International book What Arabs Think, for $999.00.Revealing the hidden laws and processes underlying societies constitutes the most pressing scientific grand challenge of our century. That may or may not be overstated, but the point is: data is essential in order for us to develop the full extent of self-awareness that science can offer.Who cares about raw data? Data scientists do, of course, but there’s ample reason for the rest of us to as well. Our big picture interest was well articulated by Dr Dirk Helbing of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, who is leading an effort to build what’s being called the Living Earth Simulator (LES), a giant simulation of as many of the earth’s natural and social problems as can be simulated at once. His project is big data analysis taken to one of its most extreme conclusions. 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Kids Deploy Too!

first_imgAs with other sites open to our children, safety is the number one priority for MKC. The webmasters have provided parental access to control and monitor your child’s activities on the site. Parents and caregivers can login and navigate the site prior to their child’s participation so that they are aware of the activities and content their child(ren) will see and use. In addition to this, top security measures are in place to prevent undesirable persons from interacting with the children on the MKC site.For more information on MilitaryKidsConnect .org see their About page. Kids Deploy Too!Deployed Military KidsWe have all participated in information sharing regarding military families and deployment. We discuss how to support the “solo parenting” partner left behind, how to help the deployed parent remain connected to his or her family, and how to support the co-parenting efforts of these families. However, one thing not readily discussed is programming designed to support our “deployed” military children.Our military children grow up through multiple deployments, often leaving them without one or both parents for extended periods of time. These separations take their toll and our military kids must do what they can to get through.The Department of Defense and the National Center for Telehealth & Technology recognized a need to support these military kids, and they are doing just that, with the development of a new website called MilitaryKidsConnect.org. The site was designed to do exactly what the name implies. Military Kids Connect strives to help prepare our military children for the challenges they face during the significant parental deployments and family transitions they experience every day.MilitaryKidsConnect, affectionately referred to as MKC, is an online community developed specifically for military children (ages 6-17 yr old). MKC provides military kids with a safe and secure environment where they can access age-appropriate resources designed to support children from pre-deployment, through a parent’s or caregiver’s return.MKC is packed full of fun designed just for kids! Once logged in your kids will have access to games, activities, helpful videos of other kids who have been through deployments, and user surveys all designed to reinforce resilience, understanding, and coping skills in your military children and their peers. In order to develop a sense of connectivity with other military children, there are also message boards (parental approval required), interactive maps, a personal scrapbooking application and more.MKC Logo According to the MKC website: “Through participation in MKC’s monitored online forums, children can share their own ideas, experiences, and suggestions with other military children, helping them to know they are not alone in dealing with the stresses of deployment.”last_img read more

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How to Edit a Session With Tons of Camera Angles in Premiere Pro

first_imgWhat do you do when you have so many camera angles that the multi-camera monitor is no longer a viable option? Make sure you’re always choosing the best shot possible with this unconventional workaround in Premiere Pro.When working with projects such as single-camera music videos with performance footage and a narrative element, it’s easy to suddenly be dealing with something like thirty camera angles. At that point using the traditional multi-camera monitor may not be a viable solution, either because your computer can’t handle that many streams without the need of very low-resolution proxies or simply because keeping track of that many thumbnails is very difficult. The process explained in the video below could be the solution you’re looking for. (If you’re following the step-by-step walkthrough below the video, click on the images to enlarge them in a new tab.)1. Synchronize your footage in a new sequence with a separate track for each angle in the video.Whether it’s performance footage or a narrative storyline, the first step is very similar to a common approach to creating a traditional multi-camera workflow. As you can see in the image above, there’s a huge number of angles to deal with in this particular example.2. Color code groups of tracks that relate to each other so it will be easy to identify them later in the process.Right-click on each clip in the timeline and select Label to change its color. See the image above for an example.3. Use the Target Track feature to use this particular approach.Turn off the V1 Target Track by clicking the highlighted V1 to the left of Video Track 1. Create a new track at the top of all of your clips and name it Print Track. To target this track, make sure that you click on the V32 (or whatever number coincides with your number of tracks).This means that anything you paste or insert will go directly to this track. Since your Print Track is at the top of the order in your timeline, anything that appears on that track will be seen in the Program window.4. Use the Toggle Track buttons to the left of each clip to temporarily make a track viewable in the Program Monitor.Remember that whatever track is highest in the stack of tracks in your timeline will be viewable as long as the Track Output is enabled. So to see Video Track 1, for example, you would need to turn off each Track Output above it.5. Now that you’ve targeted the Print Track, anything you paste will appear anywhere the playhead is located. By using the razor blade (Quick Key: C), arrow (Quick Key: V), and the rolling edit tool (Quick Key: N) in conjunction with the copy and paste commands (Quick Keys: Command+C and Command+V), you can now begin selecting segments from any of your tracks.Additionally, you can use the up and down arrows to quickly snap the playhead to the beginning or ending of any clip located on the Print Track. This will be very useful when you can’t see the Print Track when choosing content from the lower tracks in your sequence. Pushing the up-arrow key moves backwards in time while the down-arrow key moves you forward in time.6. Choose your opening shot and let it play until you’re ready to switch to a different angle. Once the shot is complete, make a cut using the razor blade tool, switch to the arrow tool to select the clip, and hit the up arrow to return to the start of the sequence. (If your clip has empty space between it and 00:00:00:00, then position the playhead at the clip start for this first clip.) Next, hit Command +C to copy and Command +V to paste.You should now see a copy of the clip in the same point in time on the targeted Print Track. Continue in this manner until you’ve completed your edit.Results: Everything on the Print Track will now reflect your edits and will play back with ease even on a modest system. This method is time-consuming, but it can be a great solution once you’re able to use the quick-key commands without thinking. I’ve used this method in several scenarios:1.  When there wasn’t disk space or time to make proxies of a very large project.2.  When there were too many camera angles, and flipping between multiple pages in the multi-camera monitor was affecting my edit decisions.3.  When my clients try to edit content for themselves on very modest systems that require so much compression in the proxies that they can no longer tell if the shot is in focus or generally useable.How do you go about editing multi-angle projects? Share your tips in the comments below!last_img read more

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