Hartley eighth at Canoe Sprint Worlds

first_img‘A bit surprised’He told the Road To Rio website: “I was actually a bit surprised by Bridge making it into the A-Final in the 500 because there are some 200 metres paddlers now filtering into the 500m distance and doing so well. The K4 combination went on to finish sixth in the semi-finals in a time of 1:43.054, which meant another B-Final on Sunday. The South African quartet then placed fourth in that B-Final, which was won by Great Britain ahead of the Czech Republic and Spain. The bubbly Hartley remained as optimistic as always afterwards, saying: “Thank you for all the positive energy and wishes for my race today. It was a tough race with good athletes! I had to settle for 8th overall.” SAinfo reporter Hogg broke new ground for South Africa by becoming the first South African para-canoeist to take part in a World Sprint Championships. “Her up-and-down year with being sick and not being able to train as hard as often as she did in the past was also a worry for me.” Para-canoeingPara-canoeist Stu Hogg was also in action, finishing eighth in his heat of the K1 men’s 200 metres (LTA), with victory going to Tom Kierey of Germany. “It was a really hard heat and a difficult class for me. Big thanks go to Craig Mustard and James Godden (management) for getting me this far, plus all the support from everyone. I’m keen to really work hard for next year and improve on my weaknesses.” That result put Hartley into the B Final on Sunday where she posted a slightly faster time, clocking 42.737 to finish in eighth place. South African sprint canoe queen Bridgitte Hartley continued her fight back to full fitness with an eighth place in the final of the women’s K1 500 metres at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Duisberg, Germany on Saturday. Marharyta Tsushkevich took the win 41.145, with Sarah Guyot of France and Rachel Cawthorn of Britain following her across the line. K4Hartley’s weekend had begun on Friday, when, as part of the newly formed South African women’s K4 combination, she, Tiffany Kruger, Esti van Tonder and Kerry Shuter posted a time of 1:39.191 in their heat. She posted a time of 2:02.626 seconds in the final, which was won by Hungary’s Danuta Kozak in a time of 1:57.395, with Germany’s Katrin Wagner-Augustin placing second in 1:58.300. 200 metresEarlier Hartley had placed fifth in the K1 200m semi-finals, clocking 42.850 seconds. The winner, Slovenia’s Spela Ponomarenko-Janic stopped the clock in 40.229 in the third of three semis. Hartley, who won a bronze medal in the event at the London Olympics in 2012, was earlier this year felled by a bout of chicken pox, which set back her training and racing schedule, so her placing outside of the medals did not disappoint team manager Craig Mustard. “Missed making it to semi-finals by one position,” he told Road to Rio after his race. “Trying to take only the positives from this year and build toward next year. 3 September 2013last_img read more

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Kindle Sales Outstrip Hard Covers

first_imgTags:#Amazon#E-Books#web Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Amazonannounced today that its sales of e-books for its Kindle reader have passed those of hard cover books. Over the past three months, according to Amazon, it has sold 143 Kindle books for every 100 hardbacks; over the past month the ratio is 1.8:1. Unfortunately, the company did not provide overall figures for those time periods. The press release containing this information was really focused on the theme, “New $189 Price Results in Tipping Point for Growth.” Amazon has been in a price war with another e-reader manufacturer, Barnes & Noble. The Kindle also faces competition from Borders, which has its own e-readers, and of course with the iPad. Though the Kindle iPad app may take some of the sting out of the competition. If the growth rate represented is accurate, this may a good indication that the reduction of the Kindle’s price from $259 to $189 a month ago helped spur sales. The relative ascendancy of the e-book over the hardcover, however, though interesting, doesn’t prove much – certainly not that the e-reader war is won. curt hopkinscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Quick Tip: How to White Balance in Premiere Pro

first_imgNeed to quickly correct the white balance of your footage or give multiple cameras a white balance baseline? Check out this tip for how to white balance in Premiere Pro.Nothing SCREAMS ‘amateur status’ like un-white balanced video. If you don’t have the time or budget do to a full color grade/color correction on your project, at the very least take the time to white balance your footage.Like in other NLEs, it’s actually quite simple to do a quick white balance in Premiere Pro. Using the Premiere Pro Fast Color Corrector you can choose a ‘white’ portion of the a frame of video to get a color balance baseline. Check out the tutorial below by video production professional Pamela Berry that demonstrates you how to do a quick white balance in Premiere Pro.TIMESAVING TIP: Once you have the white balance setting applied to one clip, you can paste these color attributes on all similar clips. For info on pasting clip attributes see this tip on Adobe’s Premiere Pro help page.Always white balance. It’s the right thing to do.last_img read more

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