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  • Sundowns duo Baffour and Abubakar to stay in PSL

    first_imgMamelodi Sundowns’ duo Emmanuel Baffour and Mumuni Abubakar will no longer move overseas and look set to join PSL clubs instead.The Ghanaian internationals were meant to head to Switzerland and Belgium-based outfits respectively but both deals fell through after all parties failed to agree on financial terms.“The biggest problem here is that the two players are earning of a lot of money at Sundowns that small European clubs are refusing to pay,” says a Sundowns official. “The players are refusing to take a pay cut and would rather stay at Sundowns.“At the same time Sundowns is sick and tired of subsidising salaries of players who are on loan at other clubs. For example, we are paying salaries who are not playing for us – we can’t afford to pay salaries of all PSL players. That is not how things work. But we will see what happens in the four days but it looks like Mumuni and Baffour might move to other PSL clubs.”Baffour and Abubakar will not be registered by Sundowns this season due to the League’s foreign quota.last_img read more

  • Argonia-Attica is off to state… throttle Axtell 70-44

    first_imgThe Argonia-Attica football team defeated Axtell 70-44 to win the sub-state championship. The A&A Titans will now play Victoria in the Class 1A 8-man Division II State Championship game to be played at Newton next Saturday at 1 p.m.We will have the story, the statistics and the pictures later. In the meantime, enjoy the tweets, and the post-game interviews.last_img

  • Learn How to Animate Twitter Conversations in After Effects

    first_imgLower IconsBegin this project by creating all the smaller elements that you will assemble into the final piece. It’s good to have many little details like the retweet, reply, like and DM icons. Each one should animate on in a unique way.Reply IconStart by creating a rounded rectangle with the shape layer to get the general size and shape. Right-click on the rectangle path, and convert it to a bezier path before adding some extra points with the pen tool and extending the point of the speech bubble.To animate the bubble on, move the anchor point of the group inside the contents before setting keyframes for the rotation and scale. Move the stroke below the group to maintain the stroke thickness throughout the animation.Like IconThe like icon is a simple heart. We draw that shape with the pen tool and add a trim path. Only draw half of the heart, and use the repeater to make the second half using the scale of the repeater. The trim path will the end from 0% to 100%. Edit the speed graph so the trim path slows gradually to a finish.Before the trim path is complete, we can scale up the group’s scale (not the layer’s scale property) to cause the beating. Group the keyframes closer at the beginning and spread them out toward the end. The values are 100, 90, 120, 95, 100 — be sure to ease the keyframes. Move the stroke below the group to maintain the stroke’s width through the scaling.Retweet IconCreate a rounded square with the shape layer tool, and convert that path to a bezier path. Select the lower line of the shape, right-click on it, and choose Mask and Path Shape > closed to open the path, then delete the disconnected points of the curves and stretch the lines a little. Use the trim path to animate this line on animating the start and end to go from 0 and 0 to 45 and 100 respectively.We’ll make an arrowhead with lines by drawing the shape with the pen tool, and then we’ll animate that line on using the trim paths — similar to what we did with the heart to make the line come on from the middle. At the same time, we want this layer to follow the path of the curved line. Copy the shape layer path from the curved line, and paste it on the position property of the arrowhead. Adjust the keyframes to line up with the speed and duration of the trim paths used on that line layer.Finally, create a null object. Duplicate the arrow and line. Parent the new duplicates to the null object and rotate it 180 degrees to form the other half of the icon.DM IconThe DM icon is made of a rounded rectangle and a chevron drawn with the pen tool. The trim path brings both on, but we use the offset in the trim path of the rectangle to move the line around the curve as it comes on.We want the rectangle to complete at the point where the chevron starts to create the illusion that the chevron is part of the rectangle’s line.Avatar IDEvery tweet needs an avatar. This fake tweet is no different. Create a new composition, and make a circle with the ellipse tool by double-clicking on it. We’re going to use this circle to define the visible space of the entire composition, so the color isn’t very important.Set the circle to animate on from a size of 0,0 to 150,150. Ease those keyframes, and open their graph editor. Then, pull the influence handles of the value graph to pop the circle on quickly to beyond the final value (as pictured below) before settling to the end state.Finally, set this layer to Stencil Alpha before adding in other details of the avatar. This could be your own branding, someone else’s branding, or even simply abstract shapes. Whatever you put in here is only going to be visible in the space covered by the circle.I’ve put in a grey background and a couple circles to look like the head and shoulders of a person and animated the position slightly as the circle expands.Background BlockIn a new composition, create a shape layer rectangle that is 1200,280. Add an expression to the position of the shape layer rectangle by holding shift and clicking the stopwatch. Drag the pick whip to the size, and divide that by two so the rectangle is always moving away from the upper left as it changes size. That expression should look like this:content(“Rectangle 1”).content(“Rectangle Path 1”).size/2Animate the rectangle to grow from 0,280 to 1200,280 and use the value graph to introduce some bounce to the movement as the value goes beyond the ending value before settling at 1200.Attach the Null to the CornerWe’re going to resize the large background block, and we want the icons to stay at the bottom of that block. To do that, we’ll use a null object parented to the rectangle. Apply this expression to the position of the null objects:x=0;y=thisComp.layer(“Shape Layer 1”).content(“Rectangle 1”).content(“Rectangle Path 1”).size[1];[x,y]Next, position the lower icons you created earlier relative to the bottom of the rectangle.Handle, Name, and TimeClick and drag with the text tool to create a text block. Type in your desired text block, extending the bottom boundary as necessary. Select any text, such as links and hashtags, and change the text color in the character window.To animate, use the “typewriter” preset. It will change the opacity of the letter as if it’s being typed into place. Adjust the timing to taste. As the text takes up more lines, you’ll want to adjust the height of the background block. Set keyframes just before you need the box to expand and a little after. Use the speed graph to intensify the motion toward the beginning of the change in size.Text CountupThe text counters are text layers with the numbers 1 through to the highest value they will reach on separate lines. The font size is 35, and the line spacing is 55. Add a mask to the numbers you want to see — like a window.Inside that text, add an animator for the position. Animate that position (not the position of the layer) by 55-pixel increments to slide the text inside the mask. Ease the position changes, and manipulate the influence handles in the speed graph to achieve the desired characteristics of motion. Parent these to the null and position them in line with the lower icons.Putting it TogetherWith all the parts in place, and everything timed to your liking, you can take this Twitter composition and drop it into another comp. You could also duplicate the composition and edit all the text fields, retime the box expansion text animators as necessary.Grainy Gradient BackgroundTo make the grainy background, create a solid and apply a Gradient Ramp effect, moving the start and end points to opposite corners. Set the ramp to scatter up to the maximum 512, and choose bright contrasting colors (#1E5EDE blue and #A300EF pink). Apply a Noise HLS effect after the gradient set to uniform and 1% in Hue, Saturation, and Lightness to increase the graininess.Looking for more After Effects tutorials? Check out these articlesHow to Apply Animation Presets in Adobe After EffectsCreating an Interconnected Icon Tree in After Effects + 30 Free IconsWorking with Illustrator Files in Adobe After EffectsSetting Custom Composition Displays in After EffectsHow to Create a Pen Camera in Adobe After EffectsCheck out our entire library of After Effects tutorials here. In this tutorial, we explore how to create the elements of a Twitter feed and animate them for a realistic recreation of the platform.In this video tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a Twitter conversation in After Effects. We’re going to create a tweet (with all the icons), a reply, and another reply. Here’s a quick glance.Pretty cool huh? I’ll cover everything from creating the avatars and animation, down to the text and running RT and Heart counter.Ready to get started with the After Effects Twitter tutorial? Let’s dive in.last_img read more

  • Mailbag: How to Badmouth Your Competitor

    first_imgJohn writes:I am a landscape designer/landscape contractor.  I just took a call from a client about a drafting a landscape design.  They said they had also contacted one of my competitors and I really wanted to say, “Oh, they’re great at mowing lawns.  However, they aren’t very strong in landscape design and construction.”I don’t like to badmouth the competition so I kept my opinion to myself.  I think the right answer is that by working with me they will see why I am the better choice and who to choose will be a no brainer.  How would you have responded?  You’re welcome to use this query as fodder for your blog.It’s easy to answer a question like this by telling you not to badmouth your competitors, to remain professional, and to play your own game. But that’s not the right answer. The truth in that answer is it is wrong to badmouth your competitors by singling them out by name. It’s petty. It destroys trust. It doesn’t differentiate.There are three ways to badmouth your competitors and still remain professional, and the key here is differentiation. If you can differentiate effectively, you don’t need to single your competitor out by name.The first way to badmouth your competitor is to pick apart their business model. If they are the low price leader, you differentiate with a better product or a better overall solution. You can’t say, “They’re not really very good.” But you might be able to say something like, “They’re really very good at what they do. In fact, they’re the low price leader in this space. We cost a bit more because our focus is on design and construction. But we believe that we also provide a very different experience, a much greater value for your investment, and a much better result. Can I share of the ways we help our clients get the landscape design of their dreams and see if we might be a better fit for what it sounds like you need?”The second way is to badmouth the entire industry. This is an especially good method to differentiate because you don’t have to single out your competitor at all. You might be able to say something along the lines of, “Most of the industry is made up of lawn service companies that dabble in landscape design and construction. We think that’s a mistake. Landscape design and construction is a different business. It takes a greater level of expertise. It also requires a different team with a very different level of experience.”The final way to badmouth your competitors does come with some risk. You can badmouth your competitor’s business practices. But you can only do so if what you are saying is true. And you can’t accuse them of breaking any laws. I wrote a post about some time ago. One of my client’s competitors have revenue-sharing arrangements with their vendors, but they refuse to disclose the amount of revenue. These competitors price low, but they make their money on the revenue-sharing arrangement. This is the kind of business practice that you can badmouth (there’s no transparency).QuestionsWhat is the difference between badmouthing your competitor and differentiating yourself?Why do people dislike salespeople that badmouth their competition my name?How can you differentiate your business model from your competitors?How do you differentiate yourself within your industry? Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

  • Blake Griffin has arthroscopic surgery on left knee

    first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH bowlers capture silver, bronze medals in Asian Youth tilt PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, third from left, sits on the bench after fouling out during the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks, Monday, April 22, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT— Blake Griffin had surgery arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, an injury that forced him to miss the first two games of the playoffs.The Pistons say the procedure Wednesday in Los Angeles was to address the issue that caused soreness in the knee across the last two weeks of the regular season and the postseason.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES The forward sat out the first two games of the postseason before returning for the last two as the Pistons were swept for the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks.Griffin averaged 24.5 points this season. The Pistons say he is not expected to miss any offseason preparation for next season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more

  • 23 days agoArsenal manager Emery confirms Tierney back for Standard Liege

    first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal manager Emery confirms Tierney back for Standard Liegeby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery has confirmed Kieran Tierney will play against Standard Liege in the Europa League on Thursday.Tierney made his debut for the club last week against Nottingham Forest, but he missed Monday’s draw with Manchester United and was withdrawn from Scotland’s upcoming qualifiers at Arsenal’s request. However, Emery says the left-back is ready to go.”After his injuries, each step is important to be consistent,” Emery said.”He didn’t play in Manchester because he had some more problems. Not important, but the doctor told us it’s better to be here working alone and preparing for the match tomorrow.”If we are taking precaution with him it’s also important that, with the national team, we are thinking it’s not the moment to go with them.”For the next matches, I think he’s going to be ready to play with us and to play with them.”Now he’s going to play tomorrow and also hopefully he can be complete physically, complete tactically, with the performance we need.” last_img read more

  • 19 days agoDe Gea blasts Man Utd attack: We didn’t create anything

    first_imgDe Gea blasts Man Utd attack: We didn’t create anythingby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid De Gea blasted Manchester United teammates after their dismal 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United.United sunk to 12th in the league, two points from the bottom three after a 1-0 loss at St James’ Park.De Gea urged his team-mates to “step up” as they host Liverpool in two weeks time in what could decide manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s fate.He told Sky Sports: “We didn’t create any proper chances. We defended well.”The team needs to step up. We have some big injuries but that’s no excuse.“We are Manchester United, we need to keep training hard, fighting and winning games.”Asked what needs improving, the keeper said: “Everything. A lot of things to improve.“I don’t know what to say. Keep trying, fighting, improving every day. It’s a hard moment for us.”The most difficult time since I’ve been here. I don’t know why, what is happening. Sorry to the fans. We will keep fighting.”Come on, we conceded a goal from a corner. That cannot happen. It’s unacceptable.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • 8 days agoWest Ham defender Ogbonna eager to snap form slump against Everton

    first_imgWest Ham defender Ogbonna eager to snap form slump against Evertonby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna is eager to snap their form slump against Everton.The Hammers are without a victory in their last three matches in all competitions, including disappointing defeats at the hands of Oxford United in the Carabao Cup and Crystal Palace in the Premier League.“I am looking forward to this game, but every game in the Premier League can see your fortunes change, and games like this, like Burnley away, like Crystal Palace, like Brighton away, are tough games,” he told whufc.com.“They will prepare for us and sometimes you have to wear the armour to keep your place in the table.“For us, it is a good chance to step up, but it will not be easy and just because we talk, it does not mean things will happen. We have to wait, find our place and then take our chance.”He added: “They have good attacking players like Gylfi Sigurdsson, Alex Iwobi, [Dominic] Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and a young player I heard a lot about when I was in Juventus and he was in the Academy, Moise Kean, who has a lot of skills and is very strong. But we just have to focus on our jobs and getting the three points.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • Port of Baltimore Getting Ready for Mega Ships

    first_imgzoom In an effort to make room for supersized container ships arriving through the Expanded Panama Canal, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) is expanding its cargo opportunities.Namely, the MDOT MPA recently acquired a property at the Point Breeze Business Center, which is located right behind the Seagirt Marine Terminal as it prepares to handle the increased amounts of containerized cargo.“Since welcoming our first big container ship through the newly expanded Panama Canal last year, the Port of Baltimore has seen a significant jump in its container business,” Governor Larry Hogan said.The MDOT MPA plans to utilize the additional land as a container storage location but can also use it for autos and roll on/roll off storage.In 2016, the port handled a record 538,567 containers. Since July 2016, when the port welcomed its first large container ship through the Panama Canal, containers are up seven percent.The Port of Baltimore is one of only four US East Coast ports currently capable of handling some of the largest ships in the world.last_img read more

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