Vanderjagt saves Bettis from blame

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita“Of course it crosses your mind,” said Bettis, the fifth-leading rusher in NFL history. “I was on the ground and I just saw people running. I fumbled the football, and that’s a no-no, something I can’t do. I was mad.” The Steelers know Bettis is ready to retire after this season, and it was hard to believe such a great career might end on the blunder of a lifetime. “We score there and the game’s over,” Steelers coach Bill Cowher said. “And you certainly don’t question that.” Luckily for the Steelers, Mike Vanderjagt missed a potential tying 46-yard field goal and the Steelers held on for their biggest playoff upset since a 1984 second-round win at Denver. “It was just deflating,” Wide receiver Hines Ward said. “He rarely fumbles the ball and if this had been his last game, you would have hated to see him go out like that. … I truly believe the man up above had something to do with that.” INDIANAPOLIS – For a moment, Jerome Bettis must have felt exactly like the Oakland Raiders did after the Immaculate Reception in 1972. With the Steelers looking to close out their 21-18 playoff upset of Indianapolis on Sunday, they put the ball in Bettis’ hands at the Colts 2 with 1:20 remaining. There may be no safer hands in football than The Bus’ – he once went 220 consecutive carries without a fumble. But Gary Brackett’s hit loosened the ball and Nick Harper scooped it up and took off in a zigzag pattern toward the Steelers’ goal line. Only quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s ankle tackle at the Colts 42 saved a game-winning score. Think that Bettis didn’t see his career flash before his eyes right then? center_img Or kind of like the Immaculate Reception, right? This would have been an out-of-nowhere loss to match Pittsburgh’s out-of-nowhere playoff win against the Raiders in 1972 on Franco Harris’ miracle catch of a wildly ricocheting Terry Bradshaw pass on what looked to be the Steelers’ last play of the season. Afterward, Bettis was thankful for Roethlisberger’s tackle – and so was Ward, who said, “Ben saved the year for us with the tackle.” He wasn’t being glib, either. The Steelers had their tight end-filled offense on the field, and Roethlisberger was the only player with appreciable speed in their lineup. “I turned to watch him get in the end zone,” Roethlisberger said. “All of a sudden I see the ball just go flying. My first reaction is just to go get it, but I knew I wasn’t going to get there in time, so then it’s let’s try and slow him down. I think I turned him enough times that he got close to me and he couldn’t decide which way to go, so now I just saw his leg and grabbed it, and luckily he went down.” Asked if he considered taking a knee, Roethlisberger said the Colts had three timeouts remaining. “I think the smart play was to give Jerome the ball. I guarantee to you if we got that chance 100 times, we’d do it every time,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘I’M DANCING LIKE VIRGIL FROM THUNDERBIRDS’ – DANIEL!

first_imgStrictly star Daniel O’Donnell has said he feels he is dancing like Thunderbirds star Virgil.Daniel thinks he is dancing like Virgil from Thunderbirds!Daniel, 53, said he only thought he could dance before the show.He said his dance partner Kristina Rihanoff is so elegant that she makes him feel so awkward. “I’m like the character Virgil out of the TV series Thunderbirds. I’m trying to get my figure and arms in the right position.“Then when I get that sorted, I have my head to think about.“My head is supposed to be steady, but like Virgil’s it’s tilted and wobbling as if it’s on a string,” he said.The Kincasslagh man says he is getting very little sleep as he is constantly thinking about his moves and often wakes up in the middle of the night to practise. Daniel and Kristina.‘I’M DANCING LIKE VIRGIL FROM THUNDERBIRDS’ – DANIEL! was last modified: September 13th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnellStrictly Come DancingThunderbirdsVirgillast_img read more

GOSSIP: Sanchez wants £400k-a-week from Arsenal, Man United turn to Dortmund ace

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Alexis Sanchez is demanding a staggering £400,000-a-week to sign a new deal at Arsenal. It leaves Arsenal at a contract stand-off as they have so far offered in excess of £275,000-a-week but Sanchez holds the aces as he has got one year left on his current deal. Manchester City are keen to sign him but Arsenal are desperate not to sell to a Premier League rival. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United are ready to focus their transfer efforts at signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl after failing to land either Nemanja Matic or Eric Dier. (The Sun)Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is in talks with Watford about a permanent £5m switch to Vicarage Road. England under-21 starlet Chalobah, 22, has held talks with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, who rates him highly but was not able to give him any assurances about first team opportunities. (Daily Mirror)Atlético Madrid are preparing to table a first formal bid with Chelsea of around £22million for Diego Costa in the hope they can re-sign the Spain striker before his scheduled return for pre-season training at Cobham at the start of next week. Costa cannot play for Atletico until January, however, because they cannot register players due to a FIFA ban. (Guardian)French giants Paris Saint-Germain are ready to pursue a £70million move for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho. (Daily Express)West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is emerging as the front runner to sign Burnley striker Andre Gray for £15million. Bilic is keen to inject some pace into his squad this summer, especially with the bigger pitch at London Stadium in mind. (London Evening Standard)Huddersfield Town are on the verge of signing Danish defender Mathias Jorgensen. The Copenhagen has played seven times for his country and could cost up to £3.5million. (The Sun)Middlesbrough are eyeing up Newcastle star Dwight Gayle – as an alternative to Britt Assombalonga. Garry Monk wants a striker to lead Boro’s promotion charge and is battling Burnley for Nottingham Forest’s £15million-rated Assombalonga. But should Boro fail to land the City Ground ace, they are prepared to make a move for Gayle. (The Sun)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Former Rangers star Ray Wilkins has slammed the current Gers stars for their ‘absolutely disgraceful’ Europa League exit to Luxembourg minnows Progres NiederkornJoey Barton says Wayne Rooney’s return to Everton will be a ‘phenomenal move for both parties’Neil Warnock believes Wayne Rooney’s return to Everton may spell the end of Ross Barkley’s career at Goodison ParkJoey Barton says Rangers’ defeat to Progres Niederkorn may be the ‘worst result in British footballing history in Europe’ – but insists it will be forgotten about if they finish above Celtic this seasonArsenal may have found their new Ian Wright in Alexandre Lacazette, Gerard Houllier has told talkSPORTRangers’ embarrassing exit to Luxembourg part-timers Progres Niederkorn has been described as a ‘disaster’, by former Gers goalkeeper Cammy BellJuventus have joined Chelsea and Manchester United in the race for teen sensation Cengiz UnderEverton have reportedly lodged a big-money offer for Raul JimenezChelsea defender Kurt Zouma would prefer to join a London club if he is asked to go out on loanManchester City and Manchester United target Douglas Costa could be back on the market with his move to Juventus on the verge of collapselast_img read more

Eight bargain forwards for your World Cup Dream Team XI

first_imgIn Group H, the most even of them all, Liverpool forward Mane has the potential to roast some opponents with his pace and skill. He’s got 14 goals in 49 caps for his nation and you wouldn’t put it past him doing really well in Russia, especially against Japan. 9 World Cup Fantasy Football is back thanks to Dream Team and we’re busy working on our ultimate XI.DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP – SIGN UP FOR THIS SUMMER’S BRILLIANT GAME HERE Like Mane, Falcao is in Group H which makes him a little unpredictable. He could plunder a hatful against Japan, or strike out but, given this is his first and maybe only World Cup, he’ll be eager to hit the back of the net. This one surprised us and, quite frankly, we’d be shocked if you didn’t pick him up. The Paris Saint-Germain star gets goals and assists and will be key for France if they go far in the tournament. 9 9 9 2. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Serbia) – £2.5m 5. Timo Werner (Germany) – £3m 9 Can these bargain forwards fire your Dream Team to glory? This could be the time to shine for the winger known as ‘Chucky’. He had a brilliant debut campaign in the Eredivisie with PSV Eindhoven and he netted 17 league goals, while also creating eight others. 8. Andre Silva (Portugal) – £3.5m One of several surprisingly cheap stars, Jesus seems set to start for Brazil in one of the most fearsome World Cup frontlines. At worst he’ll be a dynamic supersub and poach a goal or two.DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP – SIGN UP FOR THIS SUMMER’S BRILLIANT GAME HEREcenter_img You may have seen his AC Milan form but totally disregard it. For his national team, playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, he’s scored 12 in 23 matches. Some were against lesser opposition, sure, but he’ll be feeling confident against Iran and Morocco.DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP – SIGN UP FOR THIS SUMMER’S BRILLIANT GAME HERE 9 9 He’s back on form after rejuvenating his career with Fulham in the Championship. Mitrovic also netted a hat-trick against Bolivia as the Serbs warmed up for the tournament. 3. Hirving Lozano (Mexico) – £2m 6. Kylian Mbappe (France) – £3.5m 9 1. Sadio Mane (Senegal) – £3m 7. Radamel Falcao (Colombia) – £3.5m Joachim Low seems a little undecided but if he does plump with the RB Lepizig star his pace could cut defences to ribbons. With South Korea an opponent, Werner will smell goals and you could be in the points. 9 You’re going to want some superstars in your side, that’s a given, as you hunt for goals and assists with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar all top picks.So you might need to scrimp on cash in other areas if you do want them, and these strikers might just save the day for your side.So, here at talkSPORT.com, we’ve picked out 10 midfielders who may not be the most well known but we reckon could be bargains for your side and help you win your mini-league. 4. Gabriel Jesus (Brazil) – £3.5m last_img read more

RANDOX CONFIRMS 540 JOBS IN DUNGLOE BY 2020

first_imgRandox Laboratories, the leading medical diagnostics company, today set out a new vision for the company’s future in Dungloe which is set to benefit the wider North West region with a massive jobs boost.Randox Teoranta’s facility in Dungloe is a cutting-edge life-science and engineering research and manufacturing centre, and today the company announced its plans to invest a further €25m in plant, equipment, building works and R&D over the next 5 to 6 years in Dungloe. This significant investment would increase its employment figures from 66 to 540 by 2020.Part of Randox Laboratories, the global diagnostics group, Randox Teoranta was founded in 2008 as a next generation life-sciences and engineering research and manufacturing centre, with support from Údarás na Gaeltachta. In addition to engineering, Randox Teoranta is the site of world-class scientific research into conditions impacting human health such as Alzheimer’s and diseases of the kidneys and liver. At the event Randox Teoranta showcased their newly expanded and refurbished facilities, and guests were briefed on Randox, their contribution to human health worldwide, and the company’s investment plans.Speaking at the event, Founder and Managing Director of Randox Laboratories, Dr. Peter FitzGerald said, “Today we write the next chapter of the Randox story, a company that is committed to improving and saving lives through innovative diagnostics. Our strategy for Randox Dungloe 2020 is a strong demonstration of our commitment to the region, and indicates our commitment to Randox Teoranta as an integral part of our future plans.“This is a visionary project with the power to transform the high-value knowledge economy of the region and we are excited by its potential. Our key message today is one of partnership, harnessing the power of the community and the diaspora is the key to help this company grow.“We are planning to create cutting-edge scientific and engineering opportunities on a major scale. That would mean drawing talent from far and wide in order to drive innovation in human health. Randox recognises that we cannot achieve this alone, we need to harness the power of the North West community and its diaspora to highlight the potential for high-value careers in life sciences R&D, engineering, software development and manufacture in Donegal, coupled with the unique quality of life it offers.” Welcoming the announcement Joe McHugh T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht said “This is a significant announcement by Randox today, a company that is a world leader in clinical diagnostics, stating that its vision is to establish Randox Teo in Dungloe as a centre of excellence and develop the facility as one of the most futuristic and diagnostic manufacturing centres in the world. This announcement illustrates the company’s huge commitment to the area and its workforce.“I commend Údarás na Gaeltachta for all its work in attracting Randox to Dungloe and the support it has provided to the company thus far. I will be working with Údarás and Randox in the coming months to make every effort to ensure that the company’s plans can be brought to fruition.”Údarás na Gaeltachta, Chairperson, Anna Ní Ghallachair said they are committed to working with Randox on their strategy and vision to establish the facility in Dungloe as a world class knowledge centre.“The spectrum of highly-skilled job-types that this investment could create would provide significant opportunities to the Gaeltacht labour-force now and in the future. This also gives Gaeltacht graduates living in other parts of the country and abroad the opportunity to apply their qualifications and experience and return to their local area, as was done by the R&D manager at Randox Teo, Dr Ciarán Richardson.”The company said it would be keen to engage locally and with key diaspora networks to access people who may have moved away for education or employment, as well as those with a broader connection to the region. Guests were invited from every secondary school in Donegal, as well as a wider higher educational, community and economic stakeholders. Chief Research Scientist at Randox Teoranta Dr Ciaran Richardson said, “As well as planning to attract key skills back into the region, we want to lay foundations for sustainable growth. That means working with partners in education and economic development who shape the skills-base, making sure there is a strong pipeline of STEM graduates and other qualified personnel. Today is only start of that engagement.”RANDOX CONFIRMS 540 JOBS IN DUNGLOE BY 2020 was last modified: October 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegaldungloeDungloe2020new jobsrandoxlast_img read more

Kids move ahead, but still trail nation

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Other districts included in the study were Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, New York City, San Diego and Washington, D.C. Stephanie Germeraad, spokeswoman for the National Assessment Governing Board, said while the districts vary in population and ethnic makeup, “it is the closest thing you can get to an apples-to-apples comparison for these districts.” In math, LAUSD students in both the fourth and eighth grades improved over their average 2003 scores, moving up from 216 points to 220 for the fourth-graders, and from 245 to 250 for the eighth-graders. The percentage of students who scored as proficient also increased several points in both age groups. But the district’s average scores still lagged behind those in the other large central cities. On average, those fourth-graders scored 8 points higher in math than their LAUSD counterparts and eighth-graders overall scored 15 points higher than local students. In reading, LAUSD students’ gains were less significant. Fourth-graders only improved 2 points from 2003, from 194 to 196, and eighth-graders only improved 5 points, from 234 to 239. Los Angeles Unified’s fourth- and eighth-graders improved their math and reading skills over the past two years, but still lagged behind other urban school districts, according to a study released Thursday. The 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress tracked the performance of fourth- and eighth-grade students in 11 large urban school districts based on assessment tests. “The gains, according to the NAEP people, are statistically significant and substantiate … our own state results. We’ve been on an upward trend,” said Esther Wong, the LAUSD’s assistant superintendent for planning, assessment and research. “We feel we’re on the right track in terms of the reform movement.” Wong said one reason why the Los Angeles Unified School District might have lagged behind other cities is because 43 percent of its students are English-language learners. She also noted that a whopping 92 languages are spoken in the district. Again, LAUSD students’ average reading scores were much lower than those in other large central cities. On average, fourth-graders scored 10 points higher and eighth-graders scored 11 points higher than their LAUSD peers. Nationwide, average scores in reading in large central cities were lower than the national score, except for Charlotte, where the average was higher for fourth-graders, and Austin, where the score was not significantly different. In math, Austin and Charlotte again had higher average scores than the nation, while the other cities in the assessment review scored below the national average. The NAEP is a congressionally mandated project of the National Center for Education Statistics. It began assessing performances with the results in 2002 with reading and writing assessments and continued in 2003 and 2005 with reading and mathematics. Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 lisa.sodders@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘Cope’ pays tribute to the late Paddy Harte – ‘A true Donegal man’

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher Leas Cheann Comhairle of Dáil Eireann has paid tribute to the late Donegal North East TD Paddy Harte.The former Dáil Deputy was first elected in 1961 to the 17th Dáil and in 11 subsequent elections having served as Minister of State in the Department of Post and Telegraphs from 1981 to 1982.In all he served 36 years as a member of Dáil Eireann and passed away this morning. “I wish to convey my deepest sympathy to the family of the late Paddy Harte his wife Rosaleen, their sons and daughters and wider family,” Deputy Gallagher said.“I served with Paddy in Donegal County Council and Dáil Eireann and always found him to a committed politician, a firm advocate for justice & fairness and true Donegal man through and through.  “Known in the Dáil for his good counsel and advice, he was always first to reach out to others in order to advance different causes and co-operation on many different issues.“In politics as in life believed in the peaceful co-existence of everyone on this island of Ireland, this was very much demonstrated in later life by Paddy with the Messines Island of Ireland Peace Park in western Flanders in Belgium. “On a personal level, both Ann and I are indebted to him for his kindness to both my wife Ann and her sister Eileen in past years.“The late Paddy Harte leaves behind him a legacy that will stand the test of time and will be favourably recorded when history will be written of his era, life and political career.  “Recognised for his personal contribution to integration and ecumenical works by the National University of Ireland, Queen Elizabeth II and King Albert II of Belgium – Paddy believed always that understanding our shared heritage and joint history of this entire island made it easier for all of us to understand our own backgrounds and perspectives of others.“Paddy led a good life, made a massive contribution to public life and integration and greatly assisted many throughout his career but, to his family he was a loving husband, father and grandfather – today they lose their loved one.“They can draw solace and comfort from the life he led, the works be carried out and the contribution made by him – he left his community, county and world a better place through his deeds and works.  In the words of Lord Byron – ‘For the sword outwears its sheath and the soul wears out the breast.  And the heart must pause to breathe  and love itself have rest.’ “On my own behalf and as the Leas Cheann Comhairle of Dáil Eireann I convey our deepest sympathies to the family, his wife Rosaleen, sons, Daughters, grandchildren and his siblings.“Eternal rest grant onto him O Lord   – and may perpetual light shine upon him.”‘Cope’ pays tribute to the late Paddy Harte – ‘A true Donegal man’ was last modified: January 8th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Groves warned ahead of title showdown

first_imgMouhamed Ali Ndiaye has predicted he will knock out George Groves in their European super-middleweight title showdown at Wembley Arena on 16 March – and insisted he would have beaten James DeGale.Ndiaye, born in Senegal but based in Italy, was due to face Groves’ arch-rival and fellow West Londoner DeGale, who recently opted to relinquish the belt.It means unbeaten Commonwealth champion Groves and his 33-year-old opponent will fight for the vacant EBU crown.The Hammersmith man is also eyeing a shot at the winner of next month’s world title clash between Arthur Abraham and Robert Stieglitz.But Ndiaye said: “I hear that Groves is looking past me at a world title next against Abraham or Stieglitz.“He is wrong and this is being disrespectful to me, but he will find out on 16 March.DeGale opted to vacate the title.“I’ve never been stopped and he says he can knock me out, but it will be the opposite – I will knock him out.“I want to be the world champion so I have to beat Groves to achieve that.”And Ndiaye claimed he did not see anything in Groves’ commanding performance against former world champion Glen Johnson last December to be concerned about.“I wasn’t impressed with Groves’ win over Glen Johnson and I saw nothing there to really worry me,” he said.“Johnson was an old man. I’m in my prime and will give him a real fight. I’m motivated to be the first to beat Groves and realise my dream and get a world title shot.”Ndiaye added: “I really wanted to fight DeGale because he’s an Olympic champion.“But he and his team postponed the fight with me one time, and he vacated the title the second time after he signed the contract, because he was scared.“Groves beat DeGale but every fight is different. What I know is that I would have beaten DeGale in front of his fans.”Groves v Ndiaye is chief support on a card joint-headlined by WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns’ unification showdown against IBF champion Miguel Vazquez, and WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly’s defence against Robin Krasniqi.West Londoners Steve O’Meara, Gary Corcoran and Mitchell Smith are also due to feature on the bill.It will be screened on BoxNation (Sky channel 437/Virgin channel 546). Join at www.boxnation.comTickets are available from the Eventim box office on 0844 249 100 or eventim.co.uk and the Wembley Arena box office on 0844 815 0815 or wembleyarena.co.ukSee also:James DeGale talks about his recent win and future plansGroves and DeGale in new war of wordsGroves tipped to win world title in 2013DeGale opts to give up European titleGroves set to fight for European title Groves to fight for title at Wembley ArenaTrio in action on Groves’ Wembley bill Groves lining up world title challengeTrainer Booth discusses George Groves’ European title fightGroves ready to add European belt to his title collectionThe press conference to announce Groves’ Wembley 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Web3.0 : Weaving the Semantic Web

first_imgWhile most companies haven’t even begun to come to grips with Web 2.0 and its corporate equivalent called Enterprise 2.0, people are beginning to talk about the next generation of web-based technologies, Web 3.0.Web 3.0 is beginning to align around something called the Semantic Web.  This is an idea that was first proposed by Tim Berners-Lee back in 2001 in a Scientific American article.  The differentiator of Web 3.0 is that web content can presented in a way that will easily allow software agents to easily find data, read and understand it, and then be able to share and aggregate it.Web 1.0 was a world of read-only web pages.  Web 2.0 created a read-write world of greater collaboration.  And Web 3.0’s world will be one of read-write-execute where software applications and agents play an important role.Central to the Semantic Web are tags that can be applied to data at a very fine-detailed level.  Next-generation search engines will be able to interpret the tags and perform highly accurate data searches.  Web 2.0 emphasized a grass-roots populist approach to tagging, but Web 3.0 is based on a more structured approach where tags provide detailed context to the information.  Companies like Adobe, Google, Oracle and Hewlett-Packard are investigating the possibilities of the technology.Business Week cites a report by Mills Davis, founder of the consulting firm Project10X, that finds that Semantic Web technologies could surge to more than $50 billion in 2010 from just $2.2 billion in 2006.Sramana Mitra proposed the following formula for Web 3.0:Web 3.0 = 4C [content, commerce, community, context] + P [personalization] + VS [vertical search].last_img read more

Free Apple Motion and Final Cut Pro X Templates

first_imgMotion Master Templates is a great resource for Apple Motion and Final Cut Pro X templates. Learn how to edit them by trying these free FCPX and Motion templates.Check out these awesome free templates for Motion and Final Cut Pro X from Motion Master Templates. The site is run by Deyson Ortiz, who not only creates templates, but teaches you how to use them and make them as well. Deyson has over 20 years of experience producing commercials, short films, web films, music videos, and television programs. He is now using that experience to teach Final Cut Pro X and Motion users how to get the most out of their software.While the templates listed below are free, Motion Master Templates also has a store with tons of other templates available for purchase individually or by subscription.A majority of these templates don’t include stock images or music. Be sure to check out Shutterstock for all your image needs, and we’ve got the royalty-free music covered on PremiumBeat.Polaroid PlayNeed a motion template to showcase some photos? This free vintage-camera template has four drop zones for you to add your media. It includes 24,25,30,48,50,60 FPS Frame Rates. It’s a great for photographers wanting to show off their pictures.Download Polaroid Play from Motion Master Templates Web VideoThis Apple Motion and FCPX template easily displays your footage on a digital web browser. The free template has three drop zones with customizable text and colors. This is great for any type of product placement or promo videos.Download Web Video from Motion Master Templates Circles of LoveThis free Final Cut Pro X template can be used as a very simple-yet-slick introduction. The movement is very subtle and has an overall great flow. You just need to add your images to the drop zones and adjust them as necessary.Download Circles of Love from Motion Master Templates Rounded Corner Lower ThirdThe free rounded lower thirds template is great for anyone who needs to toss up some quick text. The Final Cut Pro X template has one drop zone for your image or footage. Then you can simply add your text and adjust how round you want the lower third to be. Just simply choose the colors that are right for your project and you’re done.Download Rounded Corner Lower Third from Motion Master TemplatesOrtiz even has a full-length tutorial to show you how to make this template on your own. Social PackageThis free FCPX template offers four different user social media interfaces to choose from. There are two drop zones, customizable color palettes, and easy-to-add text. You can also add your own videos, photographs, or graphics.Download Social Package from Motion Master Templatescenter_img Final Cut Template ModulesThis free template pack includes eight modules for Final Cut Pro X. Just insert your footage into the drop zones, and you instantly have commercial-ready material. This template will display your footage on a browser, laptop, tablet, phone, and more.Download Final Cut Template Modules from Motion Master Templates Your Super SaleIt seems just about every company has an annual super sale. With the free super-sale template, you can quickly adjust text and even add a drop zone if needed. The template also has a customizable background and banner color.Download Your Super Sale from Motion Master Templates If you enjoyed these free templates, be sure to check out Motion Master Templates for even more options available for purchase!last_img read more