8 Must-Follow Video Essay Editors

first_img5. Vashi NedomanskyVashi Nedomansky is an editor who has worked with with talented filmmakers like Jerry Bruckheimer, Michel Gondry, and John Landis. He is also a member of Shane Hurlbut‘s team at the Hurlblog. Nedomansky’s video essays are great at tackling specific techniques, like camera movement, framing, and the use of music. 2. Jacob T. SwinneyJacob T. Swinney has made quite a name for himself for his video essays and supercuts. He has since become a contributor for several sites, including Slate, IndieWire, and Fandor.The topics Swinney covers are wide, often focusing on one particular element a director often uses. He often makes supercuts of Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson’s work. His other video essays focus on singular elements  like silhouettes, POV shots, lens flares, and fading to white. Vashi also has great pieces on general filmmaking, like the composite of a television script with the final edited sequence. Did we leave your favorite supercut editor off the list? Let us know in the comments below. 4. Rishi KaneriaRishi Kaneria‘s video essays stand out from the others because they often focus on color. These pieces are wonderfully edited and heighten your senses by examining how filmmakers use color for contrast to capture your attention. Kaneria recently shifted focus to another filmmaking staple often not featured — props.Why Props Matter focuses on the objects used to enhance storytelling. Another great addition to these video essays are the incredibly elaborate breakdowns in the descriptions on each video’s page. 6. Leigh SingerLeigh Singer has made several video essays for IndieWire’s Press Play, a source for some of the best video essays available. While there aren’t nearly as many video essays on Singer’s page as others on this list, these videos are still very worthwhile. Each video essay features scenes from tons of different films, so you can easily see how techniques like POV or slow motion have been used over the years.center_img 8. Criterion CollectionWhile not curated by one editor, the Criterion Collection features work made for Criterion. The page contracts many great editors to create video essays on the historical filmmaking icons in the Criterion catalog. The Criterion Collection even features exclusive videos from previously mentioned editors, like kogonada. 7. Andy Schneider & Jonathan Britnell (Burger Fiction)Unlike the other detailed video essays previously listed, Andy Schneider & Jonathan Britnell of Burger Fiction are going for laughs. This makes their supercuts a whole lot of fun to watch. Not all of their supercuts are specific to film or theory, but they do provide plenty of entertainment. They also have a new video posted every Monday. Every filmmaker can learn from these amazing compilations and supercuts. Here are the video essay editors who are creating the best clips.Becoming a filmmaker requires you to study the work of others. That’s truly the best way to hone your skills. These editors have studied countless films themselves, and have created some absolutely stunning work that is engaging, entertaining, and educational. Let’s take a look at editors who are creating the best video essays for others to study and enjoy.1. Tony Zhou (Every Frame a Painting)The Every Frame a Painting series has only been around for a year, yet it is possibly one of the most popular video essay series out there. That’s because Tony Zhou does a masterful job of editing these pieces and his overall storytelling is phenomenal. Not only does Zhou often narrate his pieces, he often uses incredible archive interviews.There’s a good chance you have seen many of his video essays, and thanks to those who donate to his Patreon page, he’s able to continue making these great pieces. Some of his best work examines comedy. Here are a few of my favorite comedic video essays from Tony Zhou. 3. kogonadaThe video essays of kogonada probably show up in your Vimeo feed often, because plenty of these video essays have gone on to become Vimeo Staff Picks. Kogonada has often contributed to the illustrious Criterion Collection as well as sites like Sight & Sound.These video essays frequently dive into the works of popular filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, and Quentin Tarantino. What sets kogonada apart from others, are the video essays on foreign filmmakers like Robert Bresson and Yasujirô Ozu.last_img read more

Slideshow: Secrets Inside the Guts of Africa’s Hunter-Gatherers

first_imgScientists are finding more and more evidence that billions of microbes live in and on our bodies. Some believe that, as a result of diet and lifestyle, the bacteria that inhabit the guts of people in Western countries are so different from that of our ancestors that they contribute to “modern” diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular problems.Anthropologist Jeff Leach hopes to test that theory by studying the microbiota of the Hadza, a community of hunter-gatherers in northern Tanzania whose lifestyle resembles that of humanity before the advent of agriculture. Leach, who’s spending 2 years among the Hadza, also plans to adopt their lifestyle for a while to find out how it will change the microbes living in and on his own body. The first results of the study are expected later this year.For a longer story, see “Gut Instinct” in this week’s issue of Science.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Portland’s CJ McCollum joins the 50-point club

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “She’s a soldier,” he said. “She’s going to have some wine with me.” Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises For McCollum, 50 points was enough.The Blazers guard’s final tally in the 124-108 victory over the Bulls on Wednesday night was a career high. So were his 18 field goals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMcCollum also became just the second NBA player in history to score 50 or more points in less than 30 minutes , joining Golden State’s Klay Thompson. Overall, he’s the sixth player to hit the milestone this season.He acknowledged afterward that reaching the 50-point plateau was special. And indeed when he left the Moda Center, he had the game ball tucked under his arm. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH McCollum’s feat came a day after James Harden had 60 in a triple-double that led the Rockets over the Orlando Magic, 114-107.It also helped the Blazers (29-22) to their fourth straight overall victory (the first four-game winning streak of the season) and eighth straight win at home. Portland rests in sixth place in the Western Conference and appears poised to make a second-half push for playoff position.It was clear McCollum was on his game from the start. He scored a franchise-record 28 points in the first quarter alone — besting Lillard’s previous record by a basket — including four 3-pointers. It was the most points scored in a quarter in the league this season.He punctuated the first half with a dunk, finishing the half with 32 points as the Blazers went into the break with a 67-44 lead.“Once he hit a couple of those tough ones, I was like, I mean I recognize that feeling and I saw the rhythm that he was playing with. At that point, it was just my job to make sure he got the ball in his hands as many times as possible,” Lillard said.After he sat down at the end of the third quarter, McCollum smiled when the crowd chanted his name.“I was thinking, I hope I don’t have to go back in,” McCollum said. “That means we’re not playing the way we should be playing. There was a lot of love tonight, and I appreciate it.”McCollum joined an elite group of 50-point Blazers: Lillard, Damon Stoudamire, Brandon Roy, Andre Miller, Clyde Drexler and Geoff Petrie.But what made it most special for McCollum was one face in the crowd. McCollum’s 92-year-old great aunt was visiting Portland for the first time and was at the game.He planned to celebrate with her afterward. Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum reacts after making a three-point basket against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. McCollum scored 28 points in the first quarter. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Ore. — A smile crossed CJ McCollum’s face in the fourth quarter as he sat on the bench and the hometown crowd chanted “We Want CJ!”McCollum had already collected a milestone 50 points in the game against the Chicago Bulls. The crowd wanted more.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 “A lot of the elite players score 50 points, that’s just the way it is,” McCollum said. “It shows you are a really unique scorer and have a lot of abilities.”McCollum sat in the fourth quarter for obvious reasons: The game was already a rout, and risking injury in a blowout was foolhardy. Sportsmanship comes into play, too.“At that point it was a 20-, 21-point lead? You don’t want no bad karma,” said teammate Damian Lillard, who holds the franchise record with a 59-point game last season. “I was thinking about that last year when I was in Miami, I had 49, and there was a couple seconds left and something happened where I could have gone over 50, and I was like, I’d rather take 49 the right way than go out there and force 50 and something bad happens.”But even so, some of his teammates wished the show could go on.“I wanted to see him score more,” Shabazz Napier said. “That’s just me being selfish, though.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Lakers rookie Ball to miss at least two more games 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

TVS Motor Company registers 27 per cent hike in sales for November 2018

first_imgTVS Motor Company registered a growth of 27 per cent with sales increasing from 251,965 units in November 2017 to 319,965 units in the month of November 2018.The total number of two-wheelers registered a growth of 26 per cent with sales increasing from 243,323 units in November 2017 to 307,142 units in November 2018. Domestic two-wheeler sales registered a growth of 28 per cent from 203,138 units in November 2017 to 260,253 units in November 2018.Scooter sales of the Company grew by 43 per cent from 78,397 units in November 2017 to 111,763 units in November 2018. Motorcycle sales grew by 29 per cent with sales increasing from 93,202 units in November 2017 to 119,883 units in November 2018.The Company’s total exports grew by 24 per cent from 47,207 units registered in the month of November 2017 to 58,476 units in November 2018. Two-wheeler exports grew by 17 per cent increase from 40,185 units in November 2017 to 46,889 units in November 2018.Three-wheeler of the Company grew by 48 per cent increase from 8,642 units registered in November 2017 to 12,823 units in November 2018.TVS current product range includes scooters and motorcycles. In the scooter range, TVS sells the Scooty Pep Plus, Scooty Zest 110, Wego, Jupiter, Jupiter Grande and the sports scooter NTorq 125.In the motorcycle range, the manufacturer sells the TVS Sport, Star City Plus, the newly launched Radeon, Victor, Apache RTR 160, Apache RTR 160 4V, Apache RTR 180, Apache RTR 180 2019 Edition, Apache RTR 180 ABS, Apache RTR 180 ABS 2019 Edition, Apache RTR 200 4V, and the flagship Apache RR310.last_img read more

Desmond Roland Sticks up for Joe Randle

first_imgFrom one Cowboy to another Desmond Roland is sticking up for Joe Randle after he was once again arrested and charged this weekend. This time for reportedly hitting three people with his vehicle.Although things are bad, Roland says this is the time Randle needs OSU and their fanbase the most.“He needs the Oklahoma State family to support him not bash him just like Blackmon,” Roland said on twitter. “We all go through things in life, I’m here for you both ..”matthew 7:1 ” do not judge ,or you too will be judge ” everyone goes through problems I know the real you. Love u pic.twitter.com/FRcygmNbZf— Desmond Roland (@triple_dboy26) February 22, 2016Well said, Des. Couldn’t agree more.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Kickoff Time, TV Channel Announced For Ohio State-Nebraska

first_img Breaking news from the Big Ten Conference: the @OhioStateFB at Nebraska game, Sept. 28 in Lincoln, Neb., will kick off at 7:30 p.m. EDT (6:30 CDT) and it will be televised by ABC.— Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) September 16, 2019The trip to Nebraska should be one of Ohio State’s toughest games of the year. The Huskers suffered a disappointing Week 2 road loss to Colorado, though Scott Frost’s team is still dangerous.Adrian Martinez and the Huskers’ offense bounced back in a Week 3 blowout win over Northern Illinois.Ohio State, meanwhile, blew out Indiana at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington on Saturday.This should be a fun one. Red balloons in the air for Nebraska against Minnesota.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 20: Balloons released after the first score in the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)A kickoff time and a TV channel have been announced for next weekend’s Ohio State at Nebraska game in Lincoln.The Buckeyes and the Huskers will be kicking off in primetime at Memorial Stadium.Nebraska and Ohio State will be playing at 7:30 p.m. E.T.The game will be broadcast nationally on ABC.last_img read more

Political motive behind denial of states name change Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that there is a political motive for not allowing change of the state’s name to ‘Bangla’ and accused the Centre of ‘depriving’ the state.”We have been trying since 2003. So many years have gone by but till date it (name change) has not happened. I am amazed that in spite of giving all clarifications, Bengal is being deprived,” Banerjee said at the floor of the state Assembly. She maintained that she had already written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue and with the permission of Speaker Biman Banerjee, laid down her letter before the House. “I have urged the Prime Minister to take necessary action including a constitutional amendment in the ongoing Parliament session,” Banerjee added. She further said that ‘Bengali’ is the fifth largest spoken language in the world. “Bengali language is our pride and all languages should be respected,” Banerjee reiterated. “I would request you to kindly accept the wishes of the people of West Bengal, as enshrined in the Resolution of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly and in the proposal of the West Bengal Cabinet, to rename our state as ‘Bangla’ in English, Hindi and Bengali. This re-christening will be in consonance with the history, culture and identity of our state and will reflect on the aspirations of our people,” the letter by Banerjee stated. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersIt was July 2018 when the state Assembly had passed a resolution unanimously to change the name of the state to ‘Bangla’ in the three most-spoken languages — Bengali, Hindi and English — and sent the proposal to the Union Home Ministry. It may be mentioned that Union minister of state for Home Nityanand Rai, in a written response to a question from MP Ritabrata Banerjee on Wednesday, had said that the Centre has not cleared the name ‘Bangla’ for West Bengal.last_img read more

Lionel Scaloni to remain Argentina coach until 2022 WC Official

first_imgBuenos Aires: Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni will keep his job until at least the 2022 World Cup, national team director Cesar Menotti has said. Lionel Scaloni said last week that he had been guaranteed the role only until December after guiding the Albiceleste to third place at the Copa America in Brazil. “It (the extended contract) is what he deserved and there was an agreement,” Menotti said in comments that were widely published by local press on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency. The Argentine Football Association will reportedly make the announcement official next week. Lionel Scaloni, 41, replaced Jorge Scaloni after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where the Albiceleste were eliminated in the last 16 by eventual champions France. The South American zone qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will begin next March.last_img read more

Voting in 7 constituencies concludes peacefully

first_imgKolkata: Except for a few stray clashes, the election in seven Lok Sabha seats passed off peacefully in Bengal.Arif Aftab, Chief Electoral Officer, said the polls were peaceful, barring some stray incidents and the poll percentage was 73.97 till 5 pm when many people were found to be standing in long queues to exercise their franchise which indicates that the polling percentage is likely to go up. The Parliament constituencies where polling was held in the 5th phase of the seven-phase election are Bongaon, Barrackpore, Howrah, Uluberia, Serampore, Hooghly and Arambag and the polling percentage in these seats are 76.18, 71.28, 67.59, 77.57, 77.31, 76.14 and 75.73 respectively. As many as 5 FIRs were registered, out of which two were in Dhaniakhali and two in Mohonpur including one against BJP candidate from Barrackpore Arjun Singh. Twelve people including five media persons were injured in different incidents and five vehicles were damaged including three belonging to the press. An FIR was lodged against a person who had thrown an Electronic Voting Machine causing severe damage to it in Dhaniakhali in Hooghly. The Presiding Officer later lodged an FIR. Around 1 pm, Locket Chatterjee, BJP candidate from Hooghly, along with her party supporters went inside the booth and one of them took away the EVM and threw it on the floor alleging that some people were casting false votes there. In Tarakeshwar Assembly seat, a Presiding Officer was issued a show-cause notice after a person was seen helping another to cast his vote. In Howrah’s Panchla, the Presiding Officer lodged an FIR after he was allegedly beaten up by two polling agents. In Noapara, BJP candidate from Barrackpore Arjun Singh got involved in a scuffle between two groups of youths. Later, the police rescued him. Singh fell on the ground while chasing some outsiders at Bhatpara. In Mohanpur, the locals did not allow Singh to get down from his vehicle. They alleged that voting was being held peacefully when Singh’s supporters tried to create trouble. He also could not get down from his vehicle at Amdanga where people shouted “Go back” slogans. They alleged that Singh had gone there to create trouble. Prasun Banerjee, TMC candidate from Howrah, was allegedly assaulted by the jawans of the Central Forces in front of a booth. There was a scuffle between two groups when the Central Force personnel resorted to lathi-charge to quell the mob. They reportedly beat up Banerjee after failing to recognise him. The Election Commission in the evening took up the matter with the IG, BSF. At Hingli in Bongaon, a police constable along with another person got injured in a bomb-throwing incident. They were rushed to a hospital where they were released after treatment. After reports of violence and the death of a voter during the previous phase, the EC deployed Central Forces at all the polling stations in the state. Altogether, 578 companies of Central Forces have been deployed to assist the state police.last_img read more

King Felipe VI hands to Moroccan Mohamed El Amrani Fundacion de…

Madrid – King Felipe VI of Spain handed on Thursday an award of the Fundacion de Principe de Gerona to Moroccan Mohamed El Amrani in the social category.The prize awarding ceremony took place in Gerona (Catalunia) in the presence of Queen Letizia, Spanish interior minister, Jorge Fernandez Diaz, the Spanish government’s delegate in Catalunia Llanos de Luna and other personalities.In addition to El Amrani, other recipients are Hugo Fontela (in the arts and literature category), Ignasi Belda (enterprises), and Alberto Enciso and Rui Miguel Dos Santos (Scientific research). The Foundation prize rewards young people for their personal leadership in conducting integration projects for marginalized groups or communities facing risks of exclusion.The jury said El Amrani was honored for his “personal exemplarity, positive communication, community activities and ability to find simple solutions to complex problems”.El Amrani, born in 1992, established the “Red de Convivencia en Roses” association which had also earned him the “young social entrepreneur” national prize of the European University of Madrid and the “Youth” international foundation”.The “Red de Convivencia en Roses” association, based in Gerona (northeastern Spain), targets young people who are risk of being socially excluded, particularly immigrants with integration difficulties and all citizens who fight for a society of solidarity. read more

Alaska plan to partner with Chinese on gas line scrapped

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Former Gov. Bill Walker’s push to work with partners in China to advance a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska has been scrapped.Walker’s successor, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, is taking a different approach, reports the Alaska Journal of Commerce.Joe Dubler, interim president of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., recently testified before a state legislative committee. He said the corporation, which has been working on the state’s behalf to advance a project that would bring North Slope gas to market, did not renew a nonbinding agreement it had with three Chinese firms to buy up to 75% of the project’s liquefied natural gas in exchange for an equal share of the needed financing.Dubler said the project envisioned by that agreement no longer exists because the Dunleavy administration isn’t comfortable with the associated risk to the state.The agreement was signed with fanfare in 2017, in front of the presidents of the U.S. and China.Dubler said work done by the corporation since taking over the project in late 2016 proved there is international interest in an Alaska gas project.But he said more work is needed before major liquefied natural gas purchase and investment agreements can be finalized.Nonetheless, he argued the state is making unprecedented progress. “I think we’re closer now than we’ve ever been” to making a gas line project happen, he said. Similar arguments have been made during prior iterations of the project.The corporation is downsizing, and its remaining employees will focus on completing an environmental review process before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.A favourable decision at the end of that process could make the project more attractive to potential partners, he said.Dunleavy has said he wants the state to back away from leading the project and instead focus on bringing in partners, such as large oil companies, to take it over.Rep. Chris Tuck, an Anchorage Democrat, said this seems to be taking the project back to early 2016 when BP, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil were partners with the state but determined that global energy markets made the economics of the project difficult.Company representatives at that time said they would either shelve or slow down the project until market conditions improved or let the state examine ways to make it more economic. The state, under Walker, chose the latter.The Associated Press read more

Annan warns Ivorian political leadership not to delay in reviving peace process

Now that the Security Council has extended the transitional government in divided Côte d’Ivoire for a final year, the country’s political leadership must not delay in restarting the stalled peace process and resolving their disputes, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in his latest report on the West African nation.Civil society must also put the national interest first and avoid partisan political agendas, Mr. Annan states in his report to the Council, which adopted a resolution on 1 November endorsing an African Union (AU) decision to renew the mandate of Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny and President Laurent Gbagbo “for a new and final transition period not exceeding 12 months.”The Secretary-General writes that the resolution provides a sound framework for re-launching aspects of the peace process, including the staging of long-delayed national elections, which have been stalled since August.He calls on Mr. Banny and Mr. Gbagbo to “eschew confrontation and maintain a constructive working relationship,” especially in the areas of disarmament, identification of voters and the restoration of State authority. “Ivorian political leaders and civil society… must together cultivate a culture of political accommodation and tolerance, fight impunity, tackle the hate media, rid the nation of xenophobia, pay attention to the insidious local land and ethnic conflicts in the west and contribute… to put in place a mechanism to guarantee the credibility and transparency of the crucial identification of the population,” Mr. Annan says.Welcoming the fact that “some technical preparations” for disarmament and identification have taken place despite the stalemate, Mr. Annan nevertheless urges all sides to recognize that exceptional measures – including the possibility of power-sharing arrangements – will be needed during and immediately after the transition period.Côte d’Ivoire has been split in two between the Government-controlled south and the rebel-held north since the sides agreed to a cessation of hostilities in 2002. The UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) has more than 9,000 military or police personnel in place to maintain peace, and Mr. Annan recommends that its mandate be extended for another year until 15 December 2007.The report notes that the security situation across the country is relatively calm, with only a handful of violent clashes – unrelated to domestic reaction to the Council resolution – taking place recently. Yet the humanitarian picture remains grim, with reports of fresh outbreaks among cholera and yellow fever. read more

Anthony Scrubbs Wiltjer among Canadians named to WCup qualifying roster

TORONTO — Former Miami Heat forward Joel Anthony and Carleton Ravens stars Phil and Thomas Scrubb headline Canada’s men’s basketball roster for two World Cup qualifying games next week.Canada takes a 7-1 record into next Friday’s game against Venezuela (7-1) in Caracas. The Canadians, who sit atop Group F, then head to Sao Paolo to face Brazil (6-2) on Dec. 3.“We are enormously proud that so many athletes have stepped up and are committed to serving the cause and our country,” said Canada’s coach Roy Rana. “We are developing a sacrifice and this group embodies the spirit of giving unconditionally to something that is greater than themselves.”Canada, which no longer has NBA players at its disposal for qualifying games, will hold camp Monday through Wednesday in Orlando before flying to Venezuela.The Canadians’ final two final qualifying games are at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, N.L., on Feb. 21 versus Chile and Feb. 24 against Venezuela. Canada has a chance to clinch a berth before those games. At the culmination of the second round, the three highest-placed teams from each group, and the top fourth-placed team between Group E and Group F qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, Aug. 31-Sept. 15.With 32 countries playing 92 games, the 2019 World Cup will be the biggest ever.The World Cup is the main qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Canadian men are gunning for their first Olympic berth since the 2000 Sydney Games.———Roster:Joel Anthony, Montreal, San Lorenzo Basket (Argentina); Aaron Best, Toronto, Risen Ludwigsburg (Germany); Brady Heslip, Burlington, Ont., Fraport Skyliners (Germany); Kaza Kajami-Keane, Ajax, Ont., Landstede Zwolle (Netherlands); Kyle Landry, Calgary, Buducnost (Montenegro); Conor Morgan, Victoria, Divina Seguros Joventut (Spain); Duane Notice, Woodbridge, Ont., BM Slam Stal (Poland); Dyshawn Pierre, Whitby, Ont., Raptors 905 (NBA G League); Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Markham, Ont., AEK Athens (Greece); Phil Scrubb, Richmond, B.C., Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russia); Thomas Scrubb, Richmond, B.C., Pallacanestro Varese (Italy); Kyle Wiltjer, Portland, Or., Unicaga Malaga (Spain). The Canadian Press read more

Australian industry welcomes government commitment to carbon capture and storage

first_imgGreg Evans, Chief Executive ACALET (COAL21 Fund) and Executive Director – Coal, Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) says the coal industry which funds Australia’s largest private sector commitment to CCS (carbon capture and storage) research and demonstration through the COAL21 Fund welcomes the A$25 million Research Development and Demonstration Fund announced by the Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane.“Ongoing investment in research, development and demonstration in CCS technologies is vital along with the swelling investment in modern, clean and efficient coal power stations which is occurring at a rapid rate throughout Asia.“In Australia we have already had great success in CCS related research and demonstration through the COAL21 Fund and other initiatives. Those projects have included:The Callide OxyFuel Project in Queensland developing and demonstrating carbon capture using the oxyfuel technology, operating in carbon capture mode for over 10,000 hoursNumerous projects in Queensland, NSW, Victoria and Western Australia working towards demonstrating the local geology such as – the NSW Storage Project, Carbon Geostorage Initiative, CTSCo, Carbonnet, Collie South West HubANLEC R&D who are working with Australian researchers including CSIRO and Australian universities to further the R&D in support of CCS.“Internationally, CCS is growing strongly with 22 large scale projects operating or under construction while SaskPower’s Boundary Dam coal power station in Canada is achieving 90% CO2 emission reductions in its first few months of operation, some 1 Mt/y of CO2. That’s the equivalent of taking 250,000 cars off the road annually.“The focus of the announced program to include research priorities in subsurface knowledge and mapping, transport infrastructure, and development of international collaboration and partnerships is sensible.“ACALET (which manages the COAL21 Fund) and the Minerals Council of Australia welcomes the Australian Government’s continued support of CCS as a fundamental technology in achieving Australian and global emissions targets. As Minister Macfarlane points out, Australia’s energy resources are one of our most significant competitive advantages and further research and development in low emissions energy sources will strengthen Australia’s role as an energy superpower.last_img read more

Viable pipe bomb had the potential to kill or maim

first_imgPOLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have said that a viable pipe bomb found on an Armagh street had the potential to kill or maim.It is the second viable explosive device found in the North within 24 hours.The device was found following reports of a suspicious object in the Alexander Avenue area of Armagh this morning.Homes in the area were evacuated for more than three hours this morning while the PSNI bomb squad carried out an investigation of the object. Police have now taken away the pipe bomb for further examination.PSNI Chief Inspector Davy Beck condemned the people who made the viable device.“It had the potential to kill or maim anyone who was near it if it had went off and I believe the vast majority of the community here do not want this dangerous activity in their area,” he said.He appealed for anyone with any information about the device to contact the PSNI.Separately, police found a viable device during a search of a street in Lurgan on Friday, which dissident republicans are believed to have been responsible for.Read: Device ‘designed to kill’ found during search of Lurgan street >Read: Adams to speak at conference alongside father of IRA bomb victim >Read: NI First Minister Peter Robinson hails GAA for its role in peace-building >last_img read more

Judge Homicide suspect not married at time of attack

first_imgJudge Robert Lewis on Thursday found that the alleged marriage of triple-homicide suspect Brent Luyster and his alleged accomplice, Andrea Sibley, was invalid at the time of the July 2016 fatal shooting, thwarting the defense’s attempt to keep Sibley from testifying against Luyster at trial.The ruling was among about a half-dozen motions brought by Luyster’s defense team during an hourslong hearing, in which the attorneys and judge cruised through a number of issues in Clark County Superior Court.Luyster’s defense team filed motions to suppress firearms found during a police canine search in Longview, suppress evidence found in a storage unit belonging to Sibley, prohibit Sibley from testifying against Luyster, amend a shackling order against Luyster and change the trial venue, among other routine, pretrial matters.Prosecutors also raised concerns over former Clark County sheriff’s Detective Kevin Harper — a longtime major crimes detective who resigned from the sheriff’s office in February following allegations of misconduct — potentially being called to testify at trial by the defense. The issue may be re-addressed later, however, because the defense does not yet know if it will call Harper to testify.Luyster’s trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 30, though jury selection may take the first part of the week.On Thursday, his attorneys argued that prosecutors can’t call Sibley to testify against Luyster because of spousal immunity and said that the two were married in October 2013. However, the prosecution contended that the marriage, including a certificate filed with the Clark County Auditor’s Office in March, is fraudulent.last_img read more

Umtiti refuses to rule out Neymar move to Real Madrid

first_imgBarcelona defender Samuel Umtiti believes that a transfer for Neymar to arch-rivals Real Madrid is something that is completely out of their controlDespite having only left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain last summer in a world-record €222m deal, Neymar has been strongly linked with a return to La Liga after being reportedly discontent with life in the French capital.The Brazilian international has been targeted by Real with Florentino Perez having been known to have harboured a long held desire to see Neymar in the famous white shirt at the Santiago Bernabeu.Recently, PSG have announced that they have no interest in parting ways with their prized asset this summer. But the rumours have persisted with Neymar reportedly keen on joining Real.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“In football, anything is possible. Just because you played for Barca that doesn’t mean you can’t go to Real. If he wants to go, and Real wants him, it will be done.” Umtiti told Canal+.After suffering a metatarsal injury in PSG’s 3-0 win over Marseille in February, Neymar has been absent from the PSG side. But coach Unai Emery has previously revealed that he is confident that the star will return in time for the end of the season games.last_img read more

Police Records Noticed Update

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 1, 2017 – Providenciales – We are pleased to update the public that the police records office on Providenciales will be open with some restrictions from Monday 2nd October 2017.   New applications for Police Records will be accepted on the following days:Monday 2nd, Wednesday 4th and Friday 6th October 2017 between the hours of 8:30am and 3:30pm.   However applications will only be accepted where the police record is required for travel or any other reason within 14 days of the application date.Applicants will have to prove by way of an airline ticket or other documentation that the police record is required within the 14 day period.   Please be advised that due to the restricted service that we are able to provide, applications will take seven (7) working days (This includes the day of application) to process.There were a number of records that were applied for prior to Hurricane Irma and these will be ready for collection in the following manner:Persons with last name beginning with A to M collect on Tuesday 3rd October 2017.Persons with last name N to Z pick-up on Thursday 5th October 2017.Acting Commissioner of Police Mr. Botting said, “I am pleased that the Police Records will be opening from Monday of next week.   Due to damages to our IT infrastructure caused by Hurricane Irma we have faced significant challenges in getting the Police Records office up and running.    I am aware of the frustration and difficulties that have caused the community and the recovery of the service has remained a priority for us.   I am grateful for the patience and the support that community have given us.   Although there are limitations to the service we will be able to provide next week, we hope to improve on the time-scales that we can currently work to and further information will be issued next week.   The above does not apply for Police Records applied for on Grand Turk.   At this time, there’s no new applications or pick-ups on Grand Turk for records, we will update you once this becomes possible.”Press Release: RTCIPF Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Tottenham Hotspurs options to replace injured Harry Kane

first_imgNow that we know Harry Kane will miss at least one and a half month of competition, we have to talk about his possible subs at Tottenham.This Tuesday was mostly led by really bad news coming from the Tottenham Hotspur camp, as the extent of Harry Kane’s ankle injury was disclosed and the Englishman will miss at least one and a half months of competition.All the Spurs fans are really worried about the repercussions that this may bring, because we are talking about one of the most important strikers in the world right now and they won’t have him for an important amount of matches this season.The most worrying part of all this will be the first Champions League against Borussia Dortmund, which Kane will miss without question and leaves Mauricio Pochettino with a huge dilemma of who might be able to replace the skipper.There are three options that the Argentine manager is considering, we are going through all of them and give you the details in this article.Game day! #COYS pic.twitter.com/B003gtKwVo— Heung-Min Son (@OfficiaISonny) September 16, 2017Son Heung MinThe South Korean forward is the natural option to replace Harry Kane, he is the other Tottenham Hotspur’s player who has been on fire this season and there is no question that he would be the ideal candidate to take Harry Kane’s place as the offensive leader for the time the captain won’t be available.But there is a major problem with Son, he traveled to the United Arab Emirates this week to represent his country in this year’s Asia Cup.South Korea is considered a favorite of this competition and they are expected to go all the way to the final, if that happens then Son would return until after February 1st.The forward playing all the tournament with South Korea means that he will likely miss the upcoming five matches for Spurs, but he will certainly be back in time to play the Champions League’s round of 16 against Borussia Dortmund.⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️💥💥💥💥 pic.twitter.com/5KpLCcsjsI— Lucas Moura (@LucasMoura7) August 27, 2018Lucas MouraWhen Son is not around, Mauricio Pochettino could take the option of playing with Lucas Moura as a striker.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.The Brazilian winger has proved his worth this season with great performances against worthy opponents, but he is far from being a striker like Son or Kane truly are.However, Moura could bring something entirely different to Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino could opt to play with no natural striker down the middle.This option does seem a little more farfetched but the Argentine manager does seem stuck in a tight spot with this decision, while there are other options like Dele Alli, the manager might end up deciding to use the only centre-forward he has to properly replace Harry Kane.Training session #COYS #THFC pic.twitter.com/8VTSvaHIpA— Fernando Llorente (@llorentefer19) January 11, 2019Fernando LlorenteThe odds that an opportunity like this could present itself for Fernando Llorente were pretty slim, but this is how destiny and football work sometimes.The Spaniard has gone from not being considered to play for Tottenham at all, to one of the very first options that Mauricio Pochettino is considering to replace Harry Kane in the next one and a half month of all competitions.There is no question that the Spaniard does have the quality to replace the Englishman, the only problem is the lack of participation which might get him to start a bit slow in the first few matches.However, Llorente had been waiting for this big break for a long time and he won’t let this opportunity get past him at all.Delivering good performances while Harry Kane is out of commission, might be the best way in which Tottenham Hotspur could increase this player’s value for the next transfer window.Injuries are part of the game but no-one will be working harder to get back fit. Thanks for the messages. pic.twitter.com/cUeq4zFrlk— Harry Kane (@HKane) January 15, 2019Who should replace Harry Kane as the striker for Tottenham Hotspur in the upcoming matches? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

ACLU pushes Amazon shareholders to vote for facialrecognition ban

first_img Security Comments 6 Share your voice James Martin/CNET The American Civil Liberties Union is keeping up its pressure against Amazon’s practice of selling facial-recognition tech to law enforcement.Two days ahead of Amazon’s annual shareholder meeting, the civil rights group sent a letter imploring the company’s shareholders to vote in favor of two proposals that could curb the use of the tech company’s Rekognition software.”Without shareholder action, Amazon may soon become known more for its role in facilitating pervasive government surveillance than for its consumer retail operations,” the letter states.The proposals call for the company to ban its sale of Rekognition to law enforcement and for Amazon to study its use by police.Amazon’s board recommends that shareholders vote against both proposals, which makes the passage of either proposal unlikely. CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, a board member, controls about 16% of Amazon’s shares and isn’t expected to vote for these proposals.The letter, one of several ACLU actions that calls attention to facial recognition tech, comes as efforts to curb law enforcement’s use of facial recognition gains momentum around the country. Last week, San Francisco became the first city to bar police from using the technology. Oakland, California, and Somerville, Massachusetts, are both considering similar bans, and the Massachusetts legislature is considering a statewide moratorium.Amazon inserted itself into the debate in Washington state, where the legislature this year considered a moratorium on police use of facial-recognition tech. Amazon, along with Microsoft, threw its support behind a competing data privacy measure that didn’t ban law enforcement from using facial recognition. The state Senate passed the less restrictive bill in March, and it’s currently making its way through the state House of Representatives.The California legislature is considering a ban on facial recognition in police body cameras. The state Assembly passed the bill in early May, and it’s currently being considered by the state Senate. Assemblyman Phil Ting, a Democrat from San Francisco, introduced the bill. Last year, Ting worked on legislation to increase the use of body cameras. The idea was to increase police accountability and build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Banning surveillance tools on the body cameras seemed like the next logical step, he told CNET.”The last thing we wanted to do was erode that trust by installing facial recognition software on body cameras,” Ting said. Tags Amazonlast_img read more