Barloworld’s Cox passes away

first_img1 August 2007Just days after completing a very successful first outing in the Tour de France, which saw the team capture the King of the Mountains title through Mauricio Soler, and finish second in the points standings through Robbie Hunter, South Africa’s Team Barloworld has been rocked by the death of Ryan Cox.A two-time South African National Road Championship champion, Cox missed out on selection for the Tour de France because he needed to undergo a vascular lesion operation in France to straighten an artery in his left leg that had become knotted.According to Robbie Hunter, Cox would have been in the race had it not been for the surgery he required. It was expensive, but Hunter lent Cox the money for the operation.ComplicationsIt appeared that the surgery performed by a leading doctor who had carried out the operation on about 600 cyclists, was a success, but complications set in.On Monday, Cox’s condition deteriorated rapidly. He suffered cardiac arrest and was rushed to hospital that evening.At the hospital, his heart stopped on a number of occasions. Doctors, though, managed to keep him alive by using adrenalin injections before performing emergency surgery on the artery, which had ruptured.Despite their efforts Cox’s condition continued to worsen. His organs began to fail and he wasn’t expected to make it through Tuesday.Finally, on Wednesday morning at 5:15, he passed away. He was 28 years of age.Organs affectedAccording to a friend, the artery had been leaking for some time. The blood had seeped throughout most of his body, which affected his organs. The damage proved too much to overcome.Sadly, after his operation in France, it appeared that everything was on track for Cox to make a successful return to cycling, but that was not to be.Writing on his website (which is no longer available) on 16 July, he said: “It has only been 12 days since I went under the knife to solve my probs. Since then I have returned home and (I’m) recovering well. The swelling has really gone down nicely now and (I) am able to move around a bit quicker than last week.“I’m taking things nice and slowly and being home around my family and friends is exactly what I need. I can start some jogging or swimming in about 19 days. Obviously this is the plan from the surgeon who operated on me. I’m not going to push myself and will be working very closely with him through my recovery.”Shocked and stunnedTeam Barloworld was shocked and stunned by Cox’s passing. In a press release, it said: “Team Barloworld extends its sincere condolences to the Cox family. The South African and European cycling industry is devastated by his death.”Barloworld was set to host a press conference on Wednesday to welcome Robbie Hunter back to South Africa after his fantastic performances in the Tour de France. Instead, after the shocking death of Cox, the team cancelled the celebration.Barloworld’s highly-respected team manager, Claudio Corti, said: “Ryan was an extremely talented rider who excelled in the international cycling arena. He has represented his country with great skill and pride, and has always been looked upon as a great ambassador for South African cycling.”Professional careerAfter turning professional in 2001, Cox recorded seven wins. He joined Team Barloworld in 2003.He represented South Africa in the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games, but the highlight of his career came in 2005 when he finished top of the overall classification in the Tour de Langkawi in Malaysia. It was, at the time, proclaimed as South African cycling’s biggest ever result.Not only did Cox take the overall title, but he was also crowned King of the Mountains and led Team Barloworld to the team title.With apologies to Robbie Hunter, it could be argued that Ryan Cox was the first man truly to put South Africa on the global cycling map. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

India’s Suzlon enters SA power market

first_img“I am thrilled to be joining the company I believe is the leader in wind generation, and I am confident Suzlon will play a major role in helping to revolutionise South Africa’s electricity sector,” Zimu said. He added that he believed that wind had a very important place in South Africa’s energy portfolio, and that he was delighted to now have a platform with Suzlon Energy to make that a reality. India’s Suzlon Energy, the third-largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world in terms of market share, has announced that it is setting up an office in South Africa to explore local business opportunities. Suzlon Energy founder, chairman and MD Tulsi Tanti hailed the appointment, pointing out that with 19 years of experience in the South African power sector, Zimu’s experience was second to none, and that he also shared the company’s vision for a “greener tomorrow”. Embracing wind energy Suzlon, including its German-based REpower subsidiary, was ranked as the world’s third leading wind turbine supplier – its products range from components to complete wind turbines – in terms of market share in 2009, with operations extending across Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America. Suzlon Energy is currently in the tendering process for more than 800 MW of wind power generation. According to the company, the potential energy generated from wind power is estimated to be 184 terawatt hours, and the South African Wind Energy Association believes that 25% of the country’s energy could be delivered by wind by 2025.center_img According to a Business Day article this week, Suzlon Energy might consider manufacturing some components in South Africa, depending on the number of orders it is able to win. It has also announced the appointment of Silas Zimu as chief executive officer of its local office. Zimu is the MD of City Power, the power utility owned by the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, until the end of October. “My vision is clear: I want to see this great country of ours embracing wind for all the right reasons – closing the energy gap between what we generate currently and what we need, offering green electricity, creating many green jobs and enabling sustainability in the social, environmental and ecological spheres,” said Zimu. “This announcement underscores our belief that South Africa has huge wind potential, along with our intention to play a major role in bringing that to fruition,” Tanti said in a statement this week. “We believe that wind power can help South Africa deliver the power the country needs, along with energy security required, and create thousands of green jobs.” 7 October 2010 SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Quick Tip: How To Find Black Flash Frames in Premiere Pro CC 2015

first_imgHere’s a Premiere Pro tip on how to perform a quick quality control check of your final edit for unintended gaps.Just before you’re about to export your final sequence to send to your client, you should quickly run through this quick tip to ensure that there are no hidden gaps (or black ‘flash frames’) in your edit.More often than not, it’s pretty easy to tell where a gap in your sequence is because you’ll see an obvious break in the yellow line at the top of the timeline. But if you look at the image above, you’ll notice that (at this zoom level) you can’t tell there is a one frame black gap in the edit to the left of the playhead.But when we zoom in, it becomes pretty obvious that there is, in fact, a gap in the edit. But it’s unlikely that you’re going to shuttle through your timeline zoomed in as close as you can to hunt down single frame gaps, especially in a long complex edit. Thankfully you don’t have to, because of the ‘Go To Gap’ feature within Premiere Pro.To find gaps of any length in your sequence, click on Sequence > Go to Gap > Next in Sequence to find the first gap forward of the playhead. As you can see in the image above, you can also use the keyboard shortcuts SHIFT+G for Next in Sequence and ALT+G for Previous in Sequence.Once Premiere Pro has found the last gap in your sequence, choosing Next in Sequence then does nothing. This is also the case once Premiere founds the first gap, so choosing Previous in Sequence then does nothing. How easy was that?Hopefully this Premiere Pro tip will help you out in the future. Here’s a few more from PremiumBeat!How to Batch Export Clips in Premiere ProPremiere Pro Tip: Make Clip Replacements and Revisions Faster Than Ever!Create Quick and Easy Vignettes in Premiere ProGot any other Premiere Pro tips to share? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

Kai Sotto raring to learn from Gilas seniors

first_imgSotto hopes that he can get a chance to attend more of these Gilas practices, granting that he’s free from his school assignments and obligations with the Ateneo Blue Eaglets.“I can join here if we don’t have an exam or we don’t have a game the following day. I’m just really happy and excited to attend these sessions,” he said. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kai Sotto. PBA IMAGESKai Sotto, pegged as the future of Gilas Pilipinas, is just humbled by the opportunity given to him by coach Chot Reyes to train with the national team.But the 7-foot center doesn’t want to feel pressured after being touted as one of the cornerstones for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Zark’s-Lyceum gets act together, staves off Akari-Adamson Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next View comments 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting “I just want to focus on what I’m doing. I don’t want to think about the pressure,” said Sotto on Monday after attending his first Gilas Pilipinas practice as a “23-for-23” cadet.The 15-year-old Sotto had his first chance to bang bodies with his contemporaries as he went to scrimmage with the likes of June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, and Calvin Abueva.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd it didn’t take long for him to learn his first lessons from the current Gilas pool members.“If you’re playing basketball everyday, you’ll know what’s happening on the court. I think all of us players can learn here. I try to reach out to the seniors because I want to learn from them,” he said.center_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more

NCAA volleyball: Alvarez scores season-high as JRU bolsters Final 4 bid

first_imgJRU Lady Bombers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University bucked a bad start to beat Letran, 22-25, 28-26, 25-17, 25-16, and strengthen its bid for a Final Four spot in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Shola Alvarez showed why she’s a legitimate MVP candidate with 30 points, the most by any player this season, to lead the Lady Bombers’ rally.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ “Letran was well-prepared coming into this game. Luckily for us, we were able to make adjustments midway through the second set,” said JRU coach Mia Tioseco.JRU grabbed a share with idle San Sebastian in fourth place at 5-3 as the fight for a Final Four ticket intensifies. The Lady Bombers play also-ran Lyceum in their final game in the elimination round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I always tell my players that we have a goal and that is to get into the Final Four. But we have to take it one game at a time.”JRU overcome a 17-8 hole behind Alvarez, who did most of her damage in a scintillating second set. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Lettan unraveled the moment JRU made its comeback and the team wasn’t the same in the third and fourth sets.The Lady Knights already had no answer for Alvarez and things got even more complicated for them with the Lady Bombers also drawing significant contributions from Dolly Versoza.Versoza, who ended the second set with a hit and the fourth frame with back-to-back service aces. She wound up with 17 points.Glayssa Torres scored 16 points for the Lady Knights (3-5), who dropped out of semifinals contention.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: UE ready to shed losing mentality Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View commentslast_img read more

Spectrum of the Seas Delivered to Royal Caribbean

first_imgGerman shipbuilder Meyer Werft has handed over Spectrum of the Seas, the first cruise ship in the Quantum-Ultra class, to cruise line Royal Caribbean International.The 169,000 gross ton newbuild — designed specifically for the Chinese market — was delivered to its owner in Bremerhaven on April 11, 2019.“We are excited to welcome Spectrum of the Seas, our first Quantum Ultra class ship to the Royal Caribbean family,” Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, commented during the delivery ceremony in Germany.The giant cruise ship features a length of 347.1 meters and a width of 41.4 meters. The Bahamas-flagged vessel altogether has 18 decks and can accommodate 4,246 passengers and 1,551 crew members.Spectrum of the Seas is the fourth ship in the class, apart from its three sister ships, Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas, and the first vessel in the Quantum-Ultra class. In addition, it is the 26th ship in Royal Caribbean’s fleet.As a further development of Quantum-Class, Spectrum of the Seas like its sister ships is fitted with emission control systems such as the hybrid scrubber.After being handed over to the cruise line, Spectrum of the Seas left Bremerhaven later on April 11. Watch the vessel’s departure in the video below shared by Unimedien:The maiden voyage to Asia is scheduled to begin in Barcelona on April 18, 2019.The new cruise ship will homeport from Shanghai starting from June 2019. In winter 2019, the ship will reposition to Hong Kong, according to Royal Caribbean.Image Courtesy: Meyer Werft; Video Courtesy: Unimedien.last_img read more