Champions League trophy to visit Jamaica

first_imgJamaica will be the only Caribbean country to host one of world football’s most prestigious trophies, the UEFA Champions League Trophy, which will be presented in an official four day tour by Heineken from March 20 to 23. The exciting affair is set for stops in parishes across the island including Kingston, Clarendon, St Ann and St James. Heineken and its partners say that they are hoping to treat the public to what they describe as an ultimate fan experience. Heineken Brand Manager, Suwannee Stewart, told The Gleaner that The Heineken UEFA Champion League Trophy Tour will be an exciting fan powered tour, with Jamaicans set to be thrilled. “This means our fans tell us what they want, and we deliver,” he said. “Heineken International decided that this year, Jamaica would be the first stop on the Global Trophy Tour. For us, that means we start the race and you know how we Jamaicans get when it comes to sports,” reasoned Stewart. Stewart implores fans and consumers across the island to get involved, and salute the trophy. “We are also bringing an international superstar in the history of the UEFA Champion League; a star baller, and a great guy, who Jamaicans will love, from the moment he steps foot on Jamaican soil,” the brand manager revealed. VIP EXPERIENCE According to Stewart, Heineken has reached out to the Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) Captain Horace Burrell to have the JFF be a part of the experience. “We also extend the invite to the PLCA (Premier League Clubs Association), with whom we work closely in the local Red Stripe Premier League. We are inviting the heads of the top Clubs in the League to be a part of the VIP experience, and we carefully selected venues that we knew would connect with local football fans,” he explained. Following the Jamaican tour, other countries set to receive the trophy include; Panama, Colombia, Egypt, India and Vietnam.last_img read more

England keeper ‘hoping to join Liverpool’

first_imgFulham have again been linked with Birmingham City keeper Jack Butland, this time by the Daily Mirror.However, it is claimed that the England international, 19, is hoping to join Liverpool if they sell Pepe Reina, who has been linked with Arsenal.Jonas Olsson is desperate for a move to London, according to The Sun.The West Brom defender is one of a host of players QPR have enquired about – and they are reported to have made a £5m bid.Arsenal are also said to be monitoring Olsson, who signed a new four-year contract at The Hawthorns in October.A source is quoted as saying: “Jonas loves it at West Brom but there are personal reasons why he wants to go to London.“It is about his family. But it has been a hard decision as West Brom have been great for him.”Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest apparently want to sign Robert Green from QPR.The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail report that Forest have targeted him after deciding to dispense with former R’s goalkeeper Lee Camp.John Terry is targeting next week’s home game against Arsenal for his long-awaited return to first-team action, The Sun report.Terry is due to feature in an Under-21 game match today – two months after the Chelsea skipper suffered a knee injury against Liverpool.He apparently will not be considered for Saturday’s trip to Stoke, but could feature in the derby against the Gunners.The Mirror say former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign Blues star Ashley Cole for Paris St-Germain – or for Real Madrid he ends up taking over at the Bernabeu.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Man United win Vodacom Challenge

first_imgWayne Rooney, as he had been in the previous match between the two clubs, was hacked down on a number of occasions. In the previous encounter he lost his temper and forced Ferguson into substituting him before he was carded. This time around, he made Chiefs pay with his play. Winger Lee Martin found veteran Ryan Giggs with a cross and he made no mistake with his chance, blasting the ball high into the corner of the net. Even during the game they made adjustments that worked; Chiefs used the offside trap effectively in the first half, but twice in the second stanza the Red Devils scored after springing the trap. 28 July 2008 Devoid of most of their frontline players two years ago, United had fallen to the Amakhosi in a penalty shootout for the title. This time around, with a much stronger side, including some of the European champions’ superstars, they were far too much for Chiefs to handle, even though the South African club had drawn 1-1 with them earlier in the tournament. First chanceChiefs created the first chance of the contest when Siphelele Mthembu ghosted past goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak, but Nemanja Vidic was back to cover his keeper and clear off the line. Commenting after the game, Kaizer Chiefs’ coach Muhsin Ertugral said the Red Devils had let the ball do the work and his players could learn from that. The gap is big, about four goals big. Rooney strikesThe Red Devils doubled their advantage 12 minutes into the second half when Rooney beat the offsides trap and then Khune in the Chiefs’ goal after Danny Simpson had sent a defence-splitting through-ball for him. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Some local fans might have thought that there is not much of a gap between PSL clubs and the English champions after the draw a week earlier between Chiefs and United at Newlands. In Pretoria, United showed the difference between one of the world’s leading teams and one of the better PSL sides. A physical approach had worked for Chiefs in the first meeting between the teams in Cape Town but, having had a chance to assess their opponents, United were far too clinical for the Amakhosi this time. Giggs then set up Michael Carrick with an accurate cross, but his shot was straight at Khune and the half ended with Manchester United enjoying a single goal lead. After a quarter-of-an-hour the England striker created some space for himself, but Amakhosi goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was able to make the stop. Rooney, though, was making a nuisance of himself and Khune needed to clear from him shortly afterwards after the Unted star had beaten defender Jonathan Quartey. Narrow missChiefs’ supporters made some noise when Siphiwe Tshabalala narrowly missed with a free kick after Jose Torrealba was brought down just outside the area, but it was United who were in charge of the game. Five minutes before halftime, they hit the lead. Faced with the precision, pace, and big match temperament of the Red Devils, Chiefs had little to offer to counter it excepting effort, which led to some over robust tackles going in. Substitute Frazier Campbell thought he had made it 4-0 eight minutes from time after he rounded goalkeeper Khune, but Amakhosi skipper Jimmy Tau knocked the ball off the line. Manchester United lifted the 2008 Vodacom Challenge trophy at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday, comprehensively outplaying Kaizer Chiefs 4-0 in the final. Shortly after the break Giggs nearly struck a second goal, but Khune denied him. The rebound fell to Rooney, who hit the side-netting with his effort. RoutCampbell, though, was able to celebrate two minutes from the end when he knocked in a loose ball in the area to complete the rout. Rooney signaled his intent after four minutes when he was played in by Ryan Giggs, but his chip just passed over the crossbar. Speed and precision“I hope not only my players realise that, but also the rest of South Africa. This thing of holding on to the ball for long has never brought South Africa any success. We need to use more speed and precision,” he said at the post-match press conference. It didn’t take long for United to add a third and Rooney was once again involved. He headed down a cross from Simpson to Tom Cleverley at the near post and he knocked it in to firmly take Chiefs out of the game.last_img read more

Digital Cinema Guides for Popular Pro Cameras

first_imgLooking to get a quick rundown of a camera’s features?  Spend less time fumbling and searching and more time shooting, using these comprehensive camera pocket guides.Evan Luzi knows a thing or two about working with cameras.  As a pro camera assistant and the brains behind industry site, he has gained first-hand knowledge about working in the pro digital film market with the latest cam equipment.  He’s taken this knowledge and applied it to an extensive, and rather ambitious, set of camera guides for the professional shooter.  Currently the collection includes 20 guides in all, covering most of the popular pro cameras used in video and digital film production (RED, Alexa, Blackmagic Cinema Cam, Phantom, to name a few).   As well, there are several guides for shooting video with Canon DSLRs.Download the camera guides over at TheBlackandBlue.comusing a “pay what you can” model (the suggested donation is $5).These guides are ideal for any pro shooter that may be put in a situation where they have to use a camera they’re unfamiliar with.  Sure you can find much of this information on the web or in the camera manuals, but when you’re on-set the format of these guides is perfect.  Each of the camera guides are designed to be printed on one sheet of paper and folded into a small “book”.  This makes it easy to throw in your pocket for quick reference.  Also, it doesn’t matter if they’re lost or torn up…you can easily print out another for a different shoot.Charts, graphics and diagrams make it easy to get the camera info you need quickly.  Best of all, Evan promises that the guides will continue to be updated to reflect the latest firmware and cam updates.  Very cool.Here’s a full list of the cams that come in the guide pack: ARRI AlexaBlackmagic Design Cinema CameraCanon 5D Mark IIICanon 6DCanon 7DCanon C100Canon C300Canon C500Panasonic AF-100Phantom Miro M/LC-110Phantom Miro M/LC-120Phantom Miro M/LC-310Phantom Miro M/LC-320SRED EpicRED OneRED ScarletSony F3Sony F65Sony FS-100Sony FS-700 More and info and download link over at the TheBlackandBlue.comlast_img read more

Malaysian icon thwarts rising PH star

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim READ: More medals from PH gymnastics as De Guzman, Capellan bag silver, 2 bronzes“I knew it was gonna be tough because she (Hadi) had a high-start value and which she executed cleanly,” said women’s artistic gymnastics team coach Jasmin Ortega of the Malaysian, whose face is splashed on LRT and MRT lines all over this city.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHadi won the event two years ago in Singapore and came into the finals at MITEC Hall as the prohibitive favorite for the gold.READ: Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medal NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul SEA Games: Bejar fades vs Indonesian, settles for silver “Kaitlin also performed very well and had a clean routine as well,” said Ortega, who sees a bright future for Philippine gymnastics with De Guzman in the fold.“We are very happy to have her with the team,” said Ortega of De Guzman, who only had one month to train with the team. “And she jibes well with the team like she’s been part of it for a long time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kaitlin de Guzman bags the silver medal in floor exercises in Gymnastics in the 2017 SEAG Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—Going for gold in her pet floor exercise, Kaitlin de Guzman ran into a Malaysian gymnastic icon Wednesday here in the Southeast Asian Games.The 17-year-old novice, daughter of a former SEA Games champion, ended up settling for silver against Malaysian Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, the very popular defending champion.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more