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“It has been a privilege to spend eight years at this great club.”De Gea, capped 40 times by Spain, helped United win the Premier League title in 2012-13, the FA Cup three seasons later and both the League Cup and the Europa League in 2016-17.The Spaniard, who has consistently been linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent seasons, was in the last year of his contract and would have been able to open talks with clubs outside England over a possible move in January.He came close to joining Real in a £29m move in September 2015, but the deal collapsed because the necessary paperwork was not submitted in time on the final day of the transfer window.United and De Gea were in negotiations for more than two years over the new deal with the club making an improved offer in July.“The opportunity to continue my career at Manchester United is a genuine honour,” said De Gea, who has the option to extend the contract for a further season.“Since I arrived here, I could never have imagined I would play over 350 games for this club.“I still feel I have so much more to achieve at the club and I truly believe that Manchester United can build on the club’s tradition of success and reward our fans for their support.“I am committed to continue repaying the fans for all of the care that they’ve shown me during the good times and the bad,” he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has signed a new contract to stay with the club until 2023.De Gea, 28, has made 367 United appearances since Sir Alex Ferguson brought him to the club from Atletico Madrid in an £18.9m deal in June 2011.“Now my future is fixed, all I want is to help this team achieve what I believe we can and win trophies again, together,” said the Spaniard.
One year ago, the USC men’s golf team entered the national championship as one of the favorites to win the title, with a talented and experienced lineup featuring three All-Americans.Fast forward to this week, where the No. 10 Trojans are fielding the second youngest squad among the competitors and are regarded as underdogs to challenge for the championship at the Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.“This year is a different dynamic compared to my first couple years,” junior Matt Giles said. “It’s a very young team with three freshmen in the starting lineup.”The young Trojans have begun to mature in the second half of the season, finishing in the top three in five of their last six tournaments, including a second place result at last week’s NCAA West Regional in Bremerton, Wash.USC did, however, finish 29 strokes behind No. 4 Washington last week, one of this year’s title favorites along with No. 1 Oklahoma State, defending NCAA champion No. 2 Texas A&M and No. 4 Stanford.USC coach Chris Zambri said the Trojans didn’t take Washington’s large margin of victory as a sign that they couldn’t compete with the Huskies and other top teams.“One thing is that we’re not going to be in Washington, we’re going to be down in Tennessee,” Zambri said. “The other is the way the tournament is formatted. [Washington] could play like that again but go up against a team in match play that is hot and we wouldn’t have to play them.”The new NCAA championships format, used for the first time last year, calls for three rounds of stroke play from Tuesday to Thursday to determine the top eight teams out of the 30 squad field.The eight advancing teams are then seeded for three days of single elimination match play from Friday to Sunday to determine a national champion.“I think we have the ability to play with a team like [Washington], but we don’t necessarily have to,” Zambri said about the format.Last season, USC finished third in the stroke play and lost to Michigan in the first round of the match play, 3-2.Giles, a two-time All-American, and sophomore Steve Lim are the only two starters back from last year’s quarterfinalists.For much of this season, Giles couldn’t replicate the form that made him the nation’s top-ranked player for a long stretch last year. Still, Giles posted three top-10 finishes on the season.Lim, second on the team in scoring average, has finished in the top 15 four times this year.Freshman T.J. Vogel led USC with a 72.16 scoring average and grabbed two second place results on the season.Fellow freshman Martin Trainer was a fixture in the lineup for the Trojans all season and placed in the top 25 six times.Sam Smith, the third freshman starter for USC, earned the final spot in the starting lineup.His breakout performances this year were a tie for 20th at the Pac-10 championships and a tie for 24th at the NCAA West Regional.“Looking back on his record for us throughout the season, whenever he’s teed it up for us, he’s contributed quite a bit by putting in scoring rounds,” Zambri said of Smith.With the young team, the Trojans are embracing their status as underdogs.“It doesn’t really matter what’s happened to this point in time,” Giles said. “This is where we are and we need to go out and play well.”“We’ve all gotten so much better,” Smith added. “We want to bring a ring back to ’SC.”
Donegal student and tractor enthusiast Caitlín Mc Gonigle has been chosen for another mighty adventure in her Massey Ferguson.The 18-year-old has signed up to do a London-Mayo tractor run next year for charity.The thought of a six day journey in a 1961 Massey Ferguson 35x (without a cab) doesn’t faze young Caitlín because a passion for tractors is in her blood. Caitlín’s grandfather Paddy Duffy sadly passed away in December 2018. The Greencastle man was a true tractor enthusiast and he left his restored Massey Ferguson to Caitlín.Caitlin with her grandad Paddy Duffy Caitlín completed a Dublin to Mayo Tractor Run in memory of Paddy in April, and the success of that journey has inspired the Carndonagh Community School student to go to even greater lengths.The London to Mayo run, which launched this weekend, will take place in April 2020. Caitlín will be travelling alongside ten men, including Donegal natives Richard Doherty and Ciaran Rodgers, on the charity adventure for the Daisy Lodge centre for children with cancer in Mayo. Caitlín said it was an honour to be invited on the extreme run and she jumped at the opportunity.Again, she will be thinking of her grandad Paddy as she prepares to get on the road.“Grandad had a big impact on my life and it’s so nice to be able to give back in this way,” Caitlín said.The late Paddy DuffyCaitlín raised a fantastic €6,500 ahead of her first tractor run this year, and she has set a goal to go beyond that in 2020.Keep an eye on her fundraising page – Caitlín’s Tractor Run Dublin to Mayo – for fundraisers and updates in the lead up to her next big challenge.Clonmany’s Caitlín chosen for extreme tractor run was last modified: December 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Everyday heroes, community builders, social innovators … Across South Africa, individuals and organisations are building a country that’s Alive with Possibility.Global AmbassadorsGlobal Ambassadors are the people, products or companies that represent South Africa on the world stage – whether at the Olympics or around the negotiations table. It is through their innovations, words and actions that the SA flag flies high.Community BuildersCommunity builders invest their time, money and skills in building a better South Africa – whether through opening an orphanage or cycling to Kilimanjaro for a charity. They are our social champions, leaders who rally around a worthy cause and inspire others to do the same.TrailblazersTrailblazers break with tradition and put conventional thinking to the test to address society’s challenges. Where others say “You can’t”, they say “Why not?”. They represent South Africa’s ability to overcome challenges and triumph in the face of adversity.Everyday HeroesEveryday Heroes are individuals whose exceptional attitudes to life, their job, their community or their country have an impact on others around them. They are ambassadors of the South African spirit.Social InnovatorsSocial innovators seek out unique solutions or partnerships to solve an issue. They understand that South Africa has challenges – many of them potentially crippling – but instead of complaining they find ways to use the resources we have in abundance to make a real difference.Tomorrow’s Hope This group of inspiring young individuals represent South Africa’s hope and future. They may be young, but they are already taking steps to lead our country to greatness. Their attitudes, even more than their abilities or achievements, inspire the rest of us to “be the change”.
The latest version of FCPX is just around the corner, coming hopefully in December. Eagle eyed Alex Gollner, who creates an amazing range of free FCPX plugins, has suggested that the recently updated iMovie that shipped with Mavericks, is actually an unreleased version of FCX 10.1 with a different user interface. He also recently tweeted this good info:That said there are plenty of great things to be said of the current version of FCPX. Filmmaker and Premiumbeat blogger Noam Kroll recently presented this instructive workflow presentation at LACPUG on his independent feature film edited on FCPX and finished in DaVinci Resolve.You can read more about Noam’s filmmaking techniques in this post he wrote for PremiumBeat on creating a blockbuster look on a low budget and in this Cinema DNG post production roundup.Making the most of Metadata in FCPXSam Mestman also shared this FCPX workflow presentation at a recent LACPUG meet up, all about leveraging the metadata functionality within FCPX. If you want to do more with Final Cut Pro X then this is a must watch.For even more FCPX Workflow insights including Sam Mestman’s 3 part series on R3D workflows with FCPX check out this previous post. Another great resource is this step by step guide to media management in FCPX from Sam, from a presentation he gave at a LumaForge training event. One of Sam’s tips is using symlinks so that you can reference the same media from multiple FCPX Events simultaneously.In short metadata = money. And Final Cut Pro X does it better than any platform out there. – Reuben EvansWant even more FCPX metadata training? Check out this resource for making the most of metadata in FCPX. In this three part series from Reuben Evans, head of the video team at Logos Bible Software, he shares how his team uses FCPX in a shared work environment to speed up their workflow, saving both time and money.Final Cut Pro X’s Events are individual databases that store all the media for a particular shoot. They appear simple, like a Final Cut 7 bin. But they are much more than that, and can be a little difficult for even an experienced editor to fully grasp. I want to persuade you that thinking about your footage like data in a database, instead of film in a bin, is the first step toward accelerating your editing with FCPX.Check out the FCPX Metadata video series:FCPX Metadata Part 1 | FCPX Metadata Part 2 | FCPX Metadata Part 3FCPX is Ready For ProfessionalsIf you’ve not yet seen this hour long presentation from post production trainer Larry Jordan at the Amsterdam Supermeet then it too is well worth a watch for a detailed walk through of FCPX, as well as a demonstration of Change List X from Intelligent Assistance. Larry offers some useful philosophical thoughts on why change is necessary.Lastly, this two part post Philip Johnston from HD Warrior shares his experiences of using FCPX to capture DV footage for a 2 hour dvd and edit in FCPX from a Thunderbolt Pegasus Raid. Across both posts Philip talks through some of the plugins he relies upon to perform regular green screen work as well as it’s integration with Motion 5.Check out Part 1 and Part 2. In a later post Philip talks through a bug in FCPX that causes the app to seemingly fail to open, due to ‘overly complex timelines’ (although surely you want complex timelines when you’re editing!). If you face the same problem this post will help you solve it.I know that some people have successfully edited long form media in FCPX on a single timeline but it’s something I would avoid. The best approach is to split it up into smaller timelines and then join them together only when you want to output them. Also try to avoid things that will increase the file size like over-use of compound clips and multiclips.Whew, was that enough FCPX resources for ya!? Spend some time digging into these FCPX videos and tutorials…and learn how to optimize your video editing with metadata in Final Cut Pro X.Have your own FCPX resources to share? Let us know in the comments below! If you are considering jumping into FCPX, then you will want to get schooled up on the real power at the heart of FCPX: Metadata.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal goalkeeper Cech calls out BT Sport after dodgy stats tweetby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech hasn’t allowed BT Sport to get away with a mistaken social media post.BT Sport tweeted out a graphic of the Premier League’s most clean sheets but fans on social media and Cech himself were quick to notice the stats were very wrong.The graphic wrongly stated that Cech has 161 clean sheets when in actuality, the Arsenal and former Chelsea star has a mammoth 202 Premier League shutouts.Cech, 36, instantly wrote back laughing at the error, saying: “this is the easiest stat to find on the internet.”The Gunners keeper famously holds the record for the most Premier League clean sheets overall as well as the most shutouts kept in a single season with 24.BT Sport were so embarrassed they deleted the post after being called out by Cech. this is the easiest stat to find on the internet [email protected]://t.co/DStSIn43gy— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) January 14, 2019
Rose BowlIt has been 25 years since Iowa last played in the Rose Bowl. The Hawkeyes will be back in Pasadena Jan. 1 to take on Stanford.Iowa fans are justifiably excited for the occasion, even if their team narrowly missed out on the College Football Playoff. This weekend, the Hawkeyes dropped a very cool “See You in Pasadena” hype video for the game, featuring highlights from this season and homage to the program’s past Rose Bowl squads. Smelling roses #Hawkeyes @rosebowlgame https://t.co/JfihBC86PR— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) December 12, 2015Hawkeye fans, are you ready yet?
zoom Six container ships of the bankrupt South Korean shipping company Hanjin Shipping Co. will now be operated by Danish shipping giant Maersk Line, according to Germany’s HSH Nordbank.The six container ships under the new long-term charter deals are Neopanamax vessels with a capacity of 13,100 TEU each.Hamburg’s Döhle Group will assume the technical management of all the ships.“The chartering of the container ships by Maersk Line means that, in a difficult setting, these ships have been given a long-term perspective following the insolvency of Hanjin. In Maersk Line we have a strong partner at our side for this transaction,” Ulrik Lackschewitz, Chief Risk Officer of HSH Nordbank, said.The announcement comes two months after the South Korean carrier filed for court receivership, which resulted in some 97 of the company’s container ships being left stranded across the globe and unable to load or offload containers.