Late Fekitoa try secures win for Highlanders

first_imgBoth sides finished with 14 players in conditions that stifled running rugby as the Highlanders extended their winning run to seven matches, while the Bulls’ play-off hopes now look ever more remote.Fullback Matt Faddes scored the opening try for the visitors, who had to play the final 16 minutes a man down after a red card for wing Waisake Naholo for a reckless tackle with the game evenly poised at 10-10.The Bulls scored their try through fullback Warrick Gelant, but just as they threatened to seize the initiative, lock RG Snyman also saw red for a shoulder charge in a passage of play that appeared to have ended in a home try before the referee pulled the play back and it was disallowed.It would prove a pivitol moment in the game as the Highlanders grabbed the winning points four minutes later.The conditions meant the match was reduced to a tussle between the forwards and it was the Bulls who looked to have the ascendency when Naholo was sent-off.The wing led with his shoulder into the face of home centre Burger Odendaal and the television match official confirmed a red card.The Bulls took a grip on the game and camped near the Highlanders line, with prop Pierre Schoeman going over under the posts.However, Snyman quite clearly cleaned out at a ruck with his shoulder in the build-up and what looked a winning try was rightfully chalked off.He was made to pay further for his moment of madness when Fekitoa found a gap in the Bulls defensive line and skipped past three players to score.last_img read more

Hiroki Abe breaks

first_imgHiroki Abe, almost certainly says goodbye to the season. The Japanese soccer player suffers a break in the tendon of the right thigh femoral biceps and will be operated next week in Finland. After the intervention, the club will issue a medical statement, but everything indicates that you will not be able to dress short anymore in the remainder of the campaign.The attacker, a fundamental piece for García Pimienta, is the author of four of the subsidiary’s goals this year. He has played 20 games, 16 of them as headline. A stick for him, who suffers the same injury as Ousmane Dembélé, and thus see its projection stopped. Last July, Barcelona made official the signing of Hiroki Abe for a figure over one million euros. At 20, however, he was not yet ready to make the jump to the first team and it was announced that he would play in the subsidiary. He signed for four years and the club showed his total confidence in him by imposing a termination clause of 100 million euros in case of promotion to the first team.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterSilversea has introduced its My Photo Academy on sailings to Antarctica aboard Silver Cloud, utilising the ship’s new Photo Studio as a hub for the multifaceted enrichment program.With a mesmerising landscape and amazing wildlife as the backdrop, guests will have the chance to elevate their photographic prowess by learning how to take and edit pictures like a professional while sailing on itineraries designed to maximise expedition time and provide opportunities for shooting great images.“Our new photography program is a perfect fit for the immersive expeditions we offer in Antarctica,” said Conrad Combrink, senior vice president, Strategic Development Expeditions and Experiences. “Voyaging to the bottom of the Earth is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, full of magical moments which we will help our guests to capture in beautiful images they will be proud to display in their home or office.”With both private and group lessons, guests can learn to master the art of digital photography through the Academy, which provides an array of specialty workshops for both beginners and professionals. Among the topics covered is an introduction to photography, social media, and the use of Adobe® Lightroom® and Photoshop® software tools to edit images to get just the right look.Photo StudioUnique to Silver Cloud, the Photo Studio – designed and implemented in collaboration with Galardi Media Network, a Swiss company specialising in new technologies and multimedia – is a vibrant space of creativity featuring state-of-the-art equipment for both MAC and PC users, including high-quality printers available for use on a fee basis for guests wishing to create postcards or take home frame-ready pictures, including panorama- and A2-size prints. A user-friendly, touch-screen interface makes it easy for guests to print their own photos.With the guidance of a professional photo manager, guests can learn and practice their photo-editing skills on such high-grade professional equipment as:Six HP Envy 27-inch, all-in-one desktop computersSix iMac 27-inch, all-in-one desktop computersFour Loupedeck photo-editing consoles for Adobe LightroomTwo DNP dye sublimation photo printersTwo Epson inkjet plottersCustom workshop management softwareThree Samsung 55-inch screens with 4K picture qualityOne Samsung 65-inch screen with 4K picture qualityAdditionally, guests can schedule a 20-minute, one-on-one appointment with a photo-editing expert to receive guidance on a host of topics, including:Smart gear recommendationsInstruction on proper camera useCamera menu optionsHelp with social media and posting: Facebook and InstagramSilver Cloud accommodates just 200 guests in polar waters. A fleet of 16 Zodiacs provides opportunity for up-close exploration, while 10 kayaks offer a personalised experience of nature in the polar realms. Twenty or more Expedition Team members are always at hand to share their knowledge and insights. They give lectures in the multi-tiered Explorer Lounge, run workshops, lead Zodiac and kayak trips, and guide nature walks, all of which is complimentary. Expedition voyages to Antarctica are offered from November through February.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more