Quick Tip: Fixing a Crooked Horizon in Premiere Pro

first_imgSet your horizons straight with these quick, savvy tips for effectively correcting crooked footage in Adobe Premiere Pro.An age-old problem for both videographers and photographers alike — that tricky, straight-line horizon. While the human eye really does enjoy and is drawn to perfectly straight lines, it can be rather annoying when said straightness is even a little bit off-kilter.When shooting video against a backdrop that includes a horizon, the safest way to ensure your horizon will be perfectly symmetrical is by using the following:Limited movement (especially rotations of the camera)Mount a tripod or solid stand (or a perfectly calibrated gimbal)Use a level (which certain tripods do include)However, this isn’t always the case for every video or film shoot. And, even when it is, you’ll be surprised how often you make it to the edit only to find that the horizon still looks just a little bit off. Luckily, however, it’s not that hard of a fix.Here’s a quick tip breakdown on how to easily fix a crooked horizon by using some of the basic settings in Adobe Premiere Pro.1) Zoom InLet’s take a look at a clip from a recent short I shot. This is from a comedic series I’ve been working on called Chris Stares At You While Eating A Plate Of Nachos (yes, that’s the whole concept). We shot this while traveling, so we didn’t have a big setup. We had to use a makeshift stand for the camera, so going in we knew the horizon would be slightly crooked.However, right off the bat, we tried to compensate and prepare for this by intentionally shooting the scene wider than it needed to be, knowing that we’d eventually have to zoom in once in the edit.Zooming in will start to give you the room you need in the image to rotate. In Premiere Pro, you simply select the clip you wish to edit and go to the Effects Controls tab in the top left. From there, you can find the Scale option. Without setting any keyframes, just change the scale from 100 percent to something like 110 percent to start (you can adjust it higher later, if needed).2) Adjust the RotationAfter you’ve given yourself a little room, you can adjust the Rotation controls, which can be found a few lines below the Scale option. Other programs or techniques might give you a bar-line option to trace points to auto-create a line, but I’ve found that in Premiere Pro, this is the quickest way, allowing you to give it a true eye test.Change the Rotation by a few degrees from 0.0 to 2.0 or -2.0. Using positive numbers will rotate the image to the right, while negative numbers will rotate the image to the left. Once you get it close, you can adjust it minutely by going decibel point by decibel point with 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, etc.It’s a trial and error process. You can review your image at a higher degree by making the program image larger (just press the “~” key when you have the image selected).3) Watch out for CornersNow, the reason we zoomed in to begin with is because once you start rotating your image, you’ll find that if you go too far, this causes the footage to reveal black bars in the corners. If you see these, it just means you haven’t zoomed in far enough (or you might be overcompensating your rotation).Once you’ve messed around for a bit and are sure it passes the eye test, you’re done! You can dive into color, effects, and the rest of your edit from there. Cheers!All images via Chris Stares At You While Eating A Plate Of Nachos.For more filmmaking and editing quick tips and tricks, check out these articles below.Mixing Audio for Film and Video ProjectsQuick Tip: Super Simple Audio SetupUsing Label Colors to Manage Premiere Pro ProjectsVideo Editing Quick Tip: Stack Timelines in Premiere Pro5 Quick Tips for Editing Music in Your Video Projectlast_img read more

Dhoni troll revenge: Indian hackers hack 20 Bangladesh based websites

first_imgIndian hackers have claimed to have hacked into more than 20 Bangladesh based websites including three government domains in retaliation to a fan’s photoshopped image of Bangladesh bowler Taskin Ahmed carrying the severed head of Indian skipper MS Dhoni which went viral on social media.A team of 15 white-hat hackers of the Kerala Cyber Warriors, claim to have launched a massive attack on Bangladesh websites for trolling Dhoni.”Message to the citizens of Bangladesh, your cricket team is nothing in front of us,” wrote the hackers on each defaced site posting a picture of Dhoni.Hackers named their operation as #OP_TROLL_BANGLADESH and threatened to deface more websites. “We are proud Indians and will not allow such attack and defaming of the nation. People of Bangladesh trolled Dhoni with his morphed picture. Dhoni replied to them on the field and we are answering to them on cyber space. So, to teach them a lesson we defaced over 20 websites. We will continue to attack more websites if the morphed picture is found being circulated by them,” a member of the hacking group told Mail Today in a email conversation.India lifted the Asia Cup for a record sixth time by defeating Bangladesh by eight wickets in Dhaka on Sunday.But ahead of Sunday’s match a huge controversy erupted when a Bangladeshi fan posted a photoshopped image of Taskin carrying Dhoni’s severed head. The image went viral and made Indian cricket fans see red. Fans from other parts of the world were also not amused by the picture.advertisementThe hackers, who call themselves patriotic cyber warriors, accepted that it was illegal to deface a website. This is the same group which hacked over a score of Facebook profiles and several FB pages for running sex chats by morphing pictures of innocent girls. Kerala Cyber Warriors also attack Pakistani websites every year on Independence day, Republic Day and other days of national importance including the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.Also read:Image of Taskin Ahmed carrying Dhoni’s severed head goes viral India on track for ICC World Twenty20, says MS Dhoni after Asia Cup winlast_img read more

Britney Spears will not perform at Super Bowl 2018

first_imgLos Angeles, Jul 13 (PTI) Pop star Britney Spears, who performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2001, will not take the stage at footballs biggest stage in 2018, contrary to reports.”I can tell you its not Britney,” Pepsis sports marketing director Justin Toman said at VenuesNow Conference in Los Angeles, according to Ace Showbiz.”Well reveal in due time. Rumours always start around this time.”Britney has been rumoured to headline Super Bowl over the past few years.”Yes, I would probably do that,” she had said last year.Next years game is scheduled to take place in Minneapolis on February 4. Lady Gaga rocked the halftime show this year. PTI JCH JCHlast_img read more

Lukaku shows no use crying over spilt milk

first_imgManchester United No use crying over spilt milk: Lukaku & United move on from derby defeat Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 05:54 12/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(22) Romelu Lukak Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United Premier League Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth AFC Bournemouth Romelu Lukaku Opinion The Belgian found the net for only the third time in 15 games as Manchester United overcame the trauma of Sunday’s derby loss to beat Bournemouth After the desperation and recrimination came the first step on the road to redemption. Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford will not live long in the memory for anyone who was present, but the simple fact they got back to winning ways three days on from Sunday’s derby loss to Manchester City was all that was ever going to matter.The last few days have been full of talk about parking buses, set-piece blunders, dressing-room clashes and the distinct inability of Jose Mourinho’s side to leave a single impression on their noisy neighbours until the Portuguese was doused in milk and water by the visitors long after the game had finished.Bournemouth’s visit was never going to represent anything other than a must-win fixture for the sake of psychology as much as any lingering title hopes, but for Romelu Lukaku there was a personal mission to complete too. His pair of defensive mistakes against City had been the defining factor in the 2-1 loss, and his run of just two goals in 14 matches had seemingly started to weigh on his mind. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That he should net the only goal felt almost pre-ordained, and there was a sense of relief from the 24-year-old when he scored, rather than jubilation. He broke the deadlock in the 25th minute, heading powerfully home from Juan Mata’s left-wing cross, after Anthony Martial had barged through Adam Smith as though he were not there.Jose Mourinho Manchester UnitedRomelu Lukaku Manchester UnitedFar from letting out any roars of celebration, the Belgian hardly moved from the spot and repeatedly bowed his head, perhaps determining that the same fans who ironically cheered an earlier clearance – clearly still with his two derby errors in mind – were undeserving of a share of his affections.In treacherous wintery conditions, United could easily have conceded on multiple occasions in the first half alone, David de Gea making key saves from Charlie Daniels, Dan Gosling, Junior Stanislas and Ryan Fraser as the Cherries showed they fancied their chances of feasting on United’s post-City carcass.But United rallied enough to win the match, even if they were hanging on at times by the end. There were positive performances too from the returning Luke Shaw and midfielder Scott McTominay, who was making only his second Premier League start. Marcus Rashford’s introduction on the three-quarter mark also helped to breathe fire into them on a bitter night.This was the kind of game United would have drawn last season, but they have managed to find their mojo in just such fixtures this time around.And while it might take more than a 1-0 win over Bournemouth to get Sunday’s disappointment out of their systems, they’ve at least taken the first step on the road to recovery. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Photo: N.C. State’s Abdul-Malik Abu Kept His Promise To Chapel Hill Shooting Victim

first_imgAbdul-Malik Abu at a friend's wedding.N.C. State freshman forward Abdul-Malik Abu was very close with Deah Shaddy Barakat, one of the victims of the Chapel Hill shooting earlier this month. In the wake of the tragedy, Abu posted a touching tribute to Barakat, his wife and her sister on Instagram. At Barakat’s wedding in December, Abu vowed he would beat UNC and Duke for his friend, a die-hard N.C. State fan. Barakat posted this photo to remind Abu after the Wolfpack upset Duke last month. “I’m gonna beat Duke and UNC for you as my wedding gift” @malikabuA photo posted by @arabprodigy0 on Jan 11, 2015 at 12:47pm PST On Tuesday, N.C. State stunned rival North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Abu made sure to let his friend know that he had fulfilled his promise, even if he was no longer alive to see him do it. Thanks Deah for being a special person to all of us. This one was for you your family and and the wonderful people of #WPN !!!!! Love you man #RIP #WeDidIt  #iPromisedYouManA photo posted by Abdul-Malik Abu (@malikabu) on Feb 24, 2015 at 7:07pm PSTWhat an awesome way for Abu to keep his friend’s memory alive.[ SBNation ]last_img read more

Ivory Coast passes legislation encouraged by Ivanka Trump

first_imgWashington: Ivanka Trump is applauding the recent passage of legislation in Ivory Coast related to changes she pushed during her April trip to Africa. The country is in the process of updating its family code to make it more equitable to women a move President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter and senior adviser praised as “a great step forward.” “We are pleased to recognize and applaud the Ivorian government’s recent passage of the marriage law, which supports women’s equal management of household assets,” she said in a statement to The Associated Press. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping While the legislation proposing the changes had already been in the pipeline at the time of Ivanka Trump’s visit, her team is pointing to it as a sign of the potential impact of the global women’s initiative she championed. It aims to empower 50 million women in developing countries around the world by 2025 by providing job training and financial support and supporting legal and regulatory changes. The White House’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative was launched in February and received an initial investment of 50 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang In her conversations with Ivory Coast Vice President Daniel Duncan during her visit, Ivanka Trump said, she and her team encouraged the passage of legislation to advance women’s rights and legal status, including doing away with laws that restricted women from owning or inheriting property. Under the revised code, husbands and wives will have more equal say in managing household assets and making financial decisions. That’s in addition to other changes, such as new measures to ensure that widows are entitled to inheritances, additional protections against domestic violence, and setting the minimum age for marriage at 18 for both women and men. Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s governing coalition dissolved in 2012 after some members resigned in protest of a proposed marriage law that would have made wives the joint heads of households. This time, however, the measures have drawn little protest. W-GDP and the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an independent U.S. foreign assistance agency, said in a joint statement that the laws’ passage “signals a new direction in C te d’Ivoire that recognizes the critical role women play in advancing economic prosperity in their family, community, and for their country.” Ivanka Trump has made women’s economic empowerment a centerpiece of her White House portfolio and has made a number of international trips to highlight the issue. The president’s 2020 budget proposal requests an additional 100 million for the initiative, even as he has proposed cuts to other foreign aid.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement For those who are adept at playing an instrument but not as comfortable manipulating technology, this idea might seem a bit daunting. Once you get the hang of it, though, it’s truly easy and the benefits can be huge. Broadcasting live is a valuable tool that all forward-thinking 21st-century musicians should be aware of. There’s really no reason not to do it. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Platforms for broadcasting live gigs include Facebook Live, Periscope, YouTube, YouNow, ConcertWindow, StageIt, and Gigee. They are not all created equal.If you perform live music, chances are you’ve broadcast yourself or participated in a live broadcast online. The speed of smartphone technology and the quality of the audio/video available to iPhone/Android users are pretty amazing — especially for those of us who have been professional musicians since before the tech existed. There are more streaming platforms and apps available than ever before, and the audio and video quality of the broadcasts gets better all the time with each new phone and software update.In my own experience, broadcasting my gigs regularly has led to new fans and a deeper connection with my existing audience. I have people who tune in for every broadcast! Very gratifying when you are playing to an empty restaurant; as long as there’s WiFi, I have a crowd online. And I made an extra $500 just from broadcasting in 2017 with very little promotion or effort beyond posting a tip jar link. My goal for 2018 is to improve that number with promotion, more targeted broadcasts aimed at my core audience, and more merch options. But that was still $500 I didn’t have before! That’s practically three weeks of groceries in the slow gig times. Twitterlast_img read more

Nunavuts NDP candidate in federal election is 25 just like the Inuit

first_imgKent Driscoll APTN News Mumilaaq Qaqqaq walks up to the agreed meeting spot wearing a light fall coat and purple hat to ward off the crisp air that has landed on Iqaluit early in this federal election.The city she now calls home is spread out behind her.Qaqqaq, 25, is the NDPs choice candidate to win the open riding.That’s young by federal standards, but things are different in Nunavut.Nunavut’s average age is 25, and there is a history of younger people getting things done.Qaqqaq was ready for the age question.She smiles as it is delivered- and has a quick response on hand.“When we think back to when Nunavut was first being created, all of those people, most of those people were in their 20s, all those Inuit,” says Qaqqaq.“When we look at other politics and other political leaders, often they start in their political career very young, in their 20s.”Winning the Nunavut riding and claiming a seat in the House of Commons wouldn’t be her first time taking a seat there.In 2017, Qaqqaq was a part of Daughters of The Vote, a program that brought young women together from across the country and put them on the floor of the House of Commons as MPs.She delivered a speech about suicide in Nunavut that brought the assembled women to their feet –twice- for standing ovations.She ended by asking, “where are our non-Indigenous allies?”The video took off online.“I took every opportunity that I could, and one of those ended up being Daughters of the Vote, where I got to speak in Parliament,” says Qaqqaq.“The video got way bigger than I thought it was going to, and what I had planned on. The aftermath of that was working with Inuit Tapariit Kanatami and working with Susan Aglukark for her Arctic Rose foundation.”Originally from Baker Lake – both her parents are teachers there and her brother is a full time hunter.She has called Iqaluit home since 2017.Her decision to run is based on those Baker Lake experiences, and what she learned next.“I’m running because I care, and I understand that there are things that need to change, and new things that need to be done, for us to see betterment for Nunavummiut, for Inuit. We all know that the suicide rate is higher here than anywhere else in Canada, and there are things that need to change.“I think it is important to see people like myself and people who look like me, in these kinds of positions,” says Qaqqaq.The Nunavut riding is unique in this election.There are three Inuit women running for the three leading parties.Qaqqaq is up against former Conservative cabinet minister Leona Aglukkaq and Liberal candidate Megan Pizzo-Lyall.For Qaqqaq, backing the NDP platform was a natural fit.“The NDP’s priorities line up with mine, and it’s a lot of things that we need up here. It’s a very diverse group, and they very openly promote that. 50 per cent of their candidates are women, they have a wide variety of LGBTQ and Indigenous people, and it’s really great to see that diversity.“One of their focuses is reconciliation, but true reconciliation, and putting things like the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People into law,” explains Qaqqaq.Aside from being Inuit women, the three candidates have things in common.All three are from smaller Nunavut communities, but all have lived in Iqaluit.All three favour handmade Inuit earrings – Qaqqaq’s new ones are bright NDP orange- and all three always manage to be wearing at least a little seal fur when campaigning.That’s surface stuff -the differences are in the policies- but Qaqqaq is happy to be joined by two Inuit peers.“It’s powerful, it’s so exciting – no matter what the outcome is- that’s what were going to see. Three Inuit women, that in itself is really amazing,” states read more

Angola UNICEF supports programme to improve maternal and child health

4 August 2008The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is backing an Angolan Government initiative to provide better health-care services to expectant mothers and newborn babies as part of efforts to improve maternal and child survival in the poor African country. UNICEF staff are working with health authorities in five Angolan provinces to implement the project, monitoring local health facilities and providing educational, technical and financial assistance, according to a release issued by the agency on Friday.The aim of the programme is to deliver health services that are high impact but still low in cost and accessible to women, especially in rural or isolated areas, who would otherwise not have access to such services and would give birth at home without the help of trained health workers.Expectant mothers are given intermittent preventive treatment for malaria, vaccination against tetanus, voluntary testing and counselling for HIV, education about good hygiene practices, free insecticide-treated bed nets to protect against malaria, and also iron and folic acid supplements.UNICEF said mothers are given advice on potential danger signs that should prompt them to seek medical assistance for their newborn babies, which are also immunized against tuberculosis and polio.Improving maternal mortality is one of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the set of anti-poverty targets which world leaders have agreed to strive to achieve by 2015.The five provinces involved in this programme, which is part of a revitalization of Angolan health services that started in 2006, are Bié, Moxico, Huíla, Cunene and Luanda. read more

TNA raises concerns over Sampanthans security

Sarawanabavan said that the Government must take immediate action to address the concerns. He said that he will look into the concerns raised by the MP and ensure the opposition leader is given a proper backup vehicle. (Colombo Gazette) In response, Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake said that the vehicles given to the opposition leader for his backup security is part of the existing fleet of vehicles with the police. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today raised concerns in Parliament over the poor security given to opposition leader R. Sampanthan.TNA Parliamentarian E. Sarawanabavan said that the opposition leader has been given vehicles in poor condition for his security. read more

Army says Police did not share intelligence report

The Government also admitted today that intelligence information had been shared about a possible suicide attack in Colombo but the information had not been taken seriously by the Police.Minister of Telecommunications, Foreign Employment and Sports Harin Fernando made public a warning letter received by the authorities, which circulated on social media earlier. Senanayake said that the Army has sought an integrated system for intelligence sharing. He said that the Army is also seeking authority to investigate and make arrests. The Government had earlier said that the latter was fake.However Fernando made the letter public on his twitter account saying some intelligence officers were aware of the incidence.“Serious action need to be taken as to why this warning was ignored,” he said. The Army says the Police did not share any intelligence report of a possible attack on churches and other locations.Army Commander, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said that there was a lapse in intelligence sharing. Meanwhile, Minister Mano Ganesan said that his Ministerial Security Division (MSD) officers had also been warned by their Division a week earlier, about two suspected suicide bombers in Colombo targeting politicians. Over 300 people had been killed in the Easter Sunday attacks in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Analysis The tale of two Ohio State football teams

Urban Meyer prepares to lead the Buckeyes onto the field prior the start of the game against Michigan on Nov. 24. Ohio State won 62-39. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThere was one question left in the minds of many following Ohio State’s 62-39 win against Michigan.Where has this Ohio State team been all season? In a season that has seen the Buckeyes ranked as high as No. 2 and as low as No. 10, where they stayed for four straight weeks, most of the year has been underwhelming.But then “The Game” happened, and now the Buckeyes are potentially one big win away from sneaking into the College Football Playoff.So where has this team been?Head coach Urban Meyer has taken a similar view throughout most of the season, saying more than once that his team is nowhere close to where it needs to be on the way to an 11-1 record and a chance at the Big Ten title.But 11-1 isn’t the whole story. There have been games that made Ohio State look like it should have been kicked out of the top 25, as well as moments of hope that the Buckeyes could compete for a national title.Ohio State players walk up the field after a Boilermaker touchdown in the second half of the game against Purdue on Oct. 20. Ohio State lost 49-20. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe bad Ohio State teamPurdueMarylandNebraskaThese are the bad times.In this trio of games, all against opponents with six wins or fewer, Ohio State looked uneven, underprepared and unlikely to improve.The defense has been the biggest lapse, allowing an average of 43.7 points per game, 12 plays of 30 yards or more and at least 450 yards of total offense in the three worst games of its season.Most of the time that the defense has struggled, it has been against a player on the offense who was expected to play well. Purdue freshman wide receiver Rondale Moore ran rampant against Ohio State for 170 yards and two touchdowns on 12 catches, which was plenty to take down the then-undefeated Buckeyes.Maryland redshirt freshman Anthony McFarland ran for 298 yards and scored twice in the 52-51 overtime loss.McFarland was one of many Terrapin running backs, so sure, he specifically wasn’t expected to play that well. But Ohio State failed to adapt its defense at all to the run-dominant Maryland offense, and it nearly gave the Buckeyes its second loss of the season.The defense has been a question mark, even in some of the better games Ohio State has played. But on offense, especially in lackluster play against Purdue and Nebraska, the pass and run games could not find a way to work together.The loss to the Boilermakers was the second straight game the Buckeyes failed to run for 100 yards. In the following matchup against the Cornhuskers, redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins completed 56.3 percent of his passes, his lowest percentage of the season.These “bad” games all felt like Ohio State was playing down to its opponents while emphasizing the glaring issues that the team has on defense when it is exploited.Ohio State junior linebacker Malik Harrison (39) and redshirt junior defensive lineman Dre’mont Jones (86) celebrate after Jones recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game against Michigan State on Nov. 10. Ohio State won 26-6. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe good Ohio State teamMichiganRutgersThe final eight minutes against Penn StateUnlike the bad, Ohio State’s good side has not come out very often.The Buckeyes have played a complete game of football twice this season, once against 1-11 Rutgers and the other against the No. 1 defense in the country in Michigan.In both instances, the Ohio State defense played at a high level. Maybe not at the level of the top defenses in the country, but certainly enough to let Haskins run the offense without worry.Ryan Day, either as acting head coach or as offensive coordinator, has made his dent in these games with smart play-calling to exploit the weaknesses in the defenses. Against Michigan, crossing routes took advantage of the man defense, and in the final moments to beat Penn State, Haskins used screen routes to drive 96 yards in fewer than three minutes.The weaknesses against Rutgers were, well, everything, but the Scarlet Knights have played other teams close, including losses by less than one score to Northwestern and Michigan State, as well as a 13-point defeat to the Nittany Lions.Ohio State left no doubt in the 52-3 thrashing of the Scarlet Knights but left plenty in the 27-26 win against Penn State. For 52 minutes, the Buckeyes showed more weaknesses than strengths but brought it together for eight impressive minutes to overcome a 12-point deficit and stay undefeated.But when looking at the competition and overall game play, Ohio State had one game to show what it is capable of doing, and that was against Michigan.The offense showed ability both in the air and on the ground, and the defense brought the most pressure it has since junior defensive end Nick Bosa left with an injury against TCU. The linebacker play was dramatically improved, and, while 39 points is high, over half came in the fourth quarter with the game already in hand.Which Ohio State team will show up against Northwestern?Momentum would say the good one. The Michigan victory was the best Ohio State has looked all season, and the matchup against the Wildcats is of equal importance if the Buckeyes hope to make the playoff.But Northwestern’s ability to make games close could force Ohio State back into its negative tendencies, and it should not be overlooked how much the Buckeyes prepared for the Michigan matchup.Specifically, defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said 364 days of preparation go into that game.Ohio State might have moved on from being the team that lost to Purdue by 29 and took five-win Maryland to overtime. But the Buckeyes might also not be the same team that beat the Wolverines come time for the Big Ten Championship.As has been the case for every game this year, the Ohio State team that shows up on Saturday will be a toss-up. But the Buckeyes are trending up at the right time, and if they can repeat their game from this past week, they have a legitimate chance of making the playoff for the third time in program history. read more

Murder victims family devastated by release of M25 road rage killer Kenneth

Stephen Cameron (left) was stabbed to death by Kenneth Noye (right) in a road rage incident on the M25 in Kent in 1996 p. 1 » Loading Loading Related Article » for “” Next Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Loading Loading Zoom Page Note  1 of  3 0 To print the document, click the “Original Document” link to open the original PDF. At this time it is not possible to print the document with annotations. Under changes brought in after the Worboys case, the parole board published a summary of its reasons, saying Noye “had demonstrated an ability to deal appropriately with potentially violent situations in prison and was clearly well motivated to avoid further offending in the community.” Kenneth Noye Decision Summary p. 3 p. 2 “Noye can now go and live the rest of his life as a free man while our family still grieve for Stephen every day.  I’m sure he’ll head off to a nice little bolt hole in Spain somewhere and live the good life.”Noye will be on licence for the rest of his life, subject to recall to jail for breaching conditions. These include staying at an agreed address and abiding by “exclusion zones” barring him from anywhee near his victim’s family or meeting old contacts. It is not known if he will be electronically tagged.In the summer of 2017, the parole board recommended Noye’s transfer to an open prison, paving the way for unsupervised visits outside the jail and ultimately his release.The Ministry of Justice said: “Clearly this will be a distressing decision for the family of Stephen Cameron and our thoughts remain with them.”A prison source said: “He had violence throughout his life. Is he going to change because he has attended an anger management course? I very much doubt it but only time will tell.”Read the Parole Board decision in full Kenneth Noye Decision Summary It claimed the risk to the public from Noye, who turns 72 on Friday, had reduced due to his “current proven ability to control his emotions,” “clear life goals”, and “improved victim awareness.”The parole board acknowledged this contrasted with his past “readiness” to use weapons, his inability to “resolve arguments reasonably at key moments in his life” and “unhelpful attitudes” towards the use of violence.In coming to its decision, the board insisted that through rehabilitation programmes in prison he was now safe to be re-integrated to society.A career criminal jailed for 14 years for his part in the Brinks-Matt robbery in 1983, Noye was sentenced to life in April 2000 for the murder of Mr Cameron and ordered to serve a minimum 16 years.He had previously escaped jail in 1985 for stabbing an undercover detective to death after claiming self-defence when he found him in his garden. DC John Fordham was investigating Noye’s part in the Brinks-Matt robbery.Mr Cameron’s father, whose victim statement was presented to the parole board, said: “He is going back on the streets when he should spend the rest of his days behind bars.“Stephen was denied a life by Noye on May 19, 1996 when he left him lying in the gutter. And we are the ones who have had to live a life sentence. There isn’t a day we don’t think of Stephen.’ Loading Loading Previous CLOSE The family of the road rage victim killed by gangster Kenny Noye yesterday spoke of their “devastation” at his release by a parole board which claimed he had learned to control his violent temper.“Life should mean life,” said Ken Cameron, whose son Stephen, 21, was stabbed to death by Noye on a M25 slip road in Kent 23 years ago. “I can’t believe they have made this decision. I hoped this day would never come.”The family cannot take advantage of new rules that give victims a legal right to have a parole board decision reviewed because the new law enacting it is not due to be introduced until the summer.The new parole review mechanism was announced after the scandal over the proposed release of black cab rapist John Worboys’ without the knowledge of some of his victims.His father said last night the family would not be seeking a costly judicial review, their only other alternative to prevent Noye’s release, which is expected within weeks. Document Pages Notes Text Contributed by: Telegraph Graphics, The Telegraph « Contents Stephen Cameron (left) was stabbed to death by Kenneth Noye (right) in a road rage incident on the M25 in Kent in 1996 read more

Oyu Tolgoi power solution is on the cards

first_imgTurquoise Hill Resources has announced the signing of a Power Source Framework Agreement (PSFA) between Oyu Tolgoi and the Government of Mongolia.The PSFA provides a binding framework and pathway forward for the construction of a Tavan Tolgoi-based power project, as well as the basis for a long-term domestic power solution for the copper-gold mine, Turquoise Hill said.Ulf Quellmann, Chief Executive Officer of Turquoise Hill, said: “We are encouraged by the pivotal decision to proceed with the power project at Tavan Tolgoi. Resolving Oyu Tolgoi’s long-term power requirements is critically important to the mine’s long-term development and today’s signing of the PSFA is a positive milestone toward that goal.“We will continue to work closely and collaboratively with our partners to finalise the details of the power project, which will allow this truly great world-class asset to achieve its full potential for the benefit of all stakeholders.”The PSFA formalises the role of each party and sets out an amended timetable for Oyu Tolgoi to source power domestically, according to the company. Construction is expected to start in 2020 following further studies and commissioning of the power plant is scheduled for mid-2023.Oyu Tolgoi will now move forward to confirm the technical design of the project and finalise the commercial arrangements, including financing, underpinning the PSFA, the company said.The 300 MW plant will be majority owned by Oyu Tolgoi LLC, 51%-owned by Turquoise Hill, and will be situated close to the Tavan Tolgoi coalfields.Turquoise Hill Resources is 51%-owned by Rio Tinto.last_img read more

Raspberry Pi suffers minor manufacturing issue

first_imgThe Raspberry Pi $35 PC is now available to order, or more specifically pre-order as supplies are being snapped up faster than they can be manufactured. The first batch should be shipping out very soon, but has ultimately suffered a slight delay due to a manufacturing issue.The factory producing the tiny PCs has made a mistake and used the wrong jacks for the Ethernet port. They needed to have integrated magnets, but an X-ray of a sample showed non-magnetic jacks had been used. Shipping the Raspberry Pi with these jacks would mean no network connection is possible.Apparently the problem has taken just a few days to solve and required all the boards already manufactured having the wrong part removed and the right one soldered on. Thankfully, this shouldn’t have any impact on the first batch of boards shipping out. The bad news is later batches might now suffer a delay mainly because it’s proving tough to source enough magnetic jacks. The stock that had been purchsed is non-magnetic, so is effectively useless. Raspberry Pi’s suppliers need to start all over again and place new orders with whoever has the jacks available to purchase.I believe I got my Raspberry Pi order secured from the first batch, which I expect to have in my hands before the end of March. With this setback, I wouldn’t be surprised if the next batch of RPs didn’t arrive until late April or May, although it’s hard to predict until they have secured supplies of the new part.There is one positive to having your Raspberry Pi slightly delayed: it gives you more time to pick up a 3D printer and print your own case for it.Read more at Raspberry Pilast_img read more

Une réserve pour protéger les mystérieux saolas

first_imgUne réserve pour protéger les mystérieux saolasHier, les autorités vietnamiennes ont annoncé la création d’une nouvelle réserve destinée à protéger les saolas, une espèce rare de bovidé aux allures d’antilope.Egalement connu sous le nom de “licorne asiatique”, le saola est une créature bien étrange et difficile à observer. Craintive, elle se cache dans les forêts peu accessibles du Vietnam et du Laos et n’a été découverte qu’en 1992. Depuis, les spécialistes s’inquiètent du sort de l’animal dont la population est estimée à quelques centaines d’individus. Ainsi, les autorités vietnamiennes ont décidé de créer une nouvelle aire protégée pour ces bovidés sauvages et dont elles ont officialisé l’ouverture hier. À lire aussiComment conserver votre sapin de Noël tout au long des fêtes ?S’étendant le long de la frontière entre le Vietnam et le Laos, la réserve couvre une zone de plusieurs centaines de kilomètres carrés, jugée comme habitat idéal pour les saolas. “La création de la nouvelle Saola Nature Reserve montre un fort engagement du gouvernement vietnamien dans la conservation de cette espèce endémique hautement menacée”, a déclaré Tran Minh Hien, directrice du WWF Vietnam qui a participé à la création. En plus de protéger les saolas, la réserve devrait aussi permettre de préserver la biodiversité locale et d’autres espèces uniques. Aujourd’hui, les saolas restent encore très peu connus. Un mystère alimenté par le fait que l’animal aux deux cornes ne survit pas à la captivité. L’an dernier, des villageois laotiens sont parvenus à capturer un mâle mais celui-ci est mort quelques jours plus tard. Selon les scientifiques, il existerait plusieurs raisons à cette “réaction fatale”. “Quand ils sont en captivité, ils semblent extrêmement apprivoisés et sont très ouverts au fait que les gens les approchent et les touchent”, a expliqué Barney Long, directeur du programme de conservation pour le WWF qui a indiqué que ce comportement était en fait un signe de stress intense. De plus, les habitants ont pu nourrir l’animal avec des aliments dont il n’avait pas l’habitude. Tout en protégeant l’espèce, les spécialistes espèrent donc désormais en apprendre davantage sur la mystérieuse “licorne” et son mode de vie.Le 14 avril 2011 à 19:09 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

LAfssaps devient officiellement lANSM

first_imgL’Afssaps devient officiellement l’ANSML’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM) a officiellement remplacé depuis le 1er mai l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Afssaps).Mardi 1er mai, l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé a officiellement disparu. L’Afssaps a en effet cédé la place à l’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM). Un changement de dénomination qui vise à renforcer “la sécurité sanitaire du médicament et des produits de santé” et s’accompagne également d’un nouveau “mode de gouvernance et d’organisation”.Selon le communiqué de presse, l’ANSM aura pour fonction de “garantir la sécurité des patients lors de l’utilisation des médicaments et des produits de santé”. Tout comme l’Afssaps, elle veillera également à “renforcer la surveillance et l’évaluation des produits de santé”et assurer “un meilleur encadrement des prescriptions, notamment hors autorisation de mise sur le marché (AMM) ou à titre d’autorisation temporaire d’utilisation (ATU) nominatives”.Dans le but de rassurer sur l’indépendance des membres qui la composent, l’ANSM publiera en ligne “les déclarations d’intérêts des agents exerçant des fonctions qui le justifient”. S’engageant pour une complète transparence, elle s’engage également à la “traçabilité des travaux précédant une prise de décision” et au “partage de l’information avec tous les publics, aussi bien les professionnels de santé que le grand public”. Ainsi le nouvelle agence souhaite “contribuer à restaurer la confiance des citoyens dans les produits de santé mais également à les sensibiliser au fait que le médicament n’est pas un produit comme les autres”.Le 4 mai 2012 à 19:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Liverpool Klopp discusses reactions to City defeat

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed how he handled his players following their 2-1 loss to Manchester City last Thursday.He adds that his assessment of the game is positive not minding the points lost to the defeat.“After games, I think I am just realistic. I say what I have to say,” Klopp told reporters, as quoted by the club’s official website.“The boys are too smart, so if I come in and say, ‘Everything is brilliant! Come on, it was a fantastic game, who cares about the points?’ it would be really silly and wouldn’t work. My assessment of the game was positive, of course – not about the result, but about the game. Was it perfect? No, so we have to talk about that.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Could we have defended the second goal? Yes, with the last line higher up and stuff like that. There are things you can talk about, but can I expect always perfection? I would love to but sometimes it doesn’t work out. It is completely normal, I don’t have to make a big fuss of it if there is no real issue.”“If we’d played really bad and lost 5-0 that would have for sure been different. This was the smallest difference result-wise you can get – you cannot lose with less than one goal. We lost with one goal, that can happen.”“We hit the post, they had to block two or three balls pretty much on their line, they were lucky in one or two situations, that’s how it is – and that was against Man City. It was not only positive, for sure not, but it was not only negative. We take it like it is and in a few moments, learn from it.”“There were moments where we can learn, 100 per cent – we could have calmed down the game a bit earlier, we could have started differently, that’s all clear but it’s just one football game.”last_img read more

Thanking the Heroes

first_imgBy the 25th anniversary of the Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver, spectators have come to expect a few things.They expect to see flags waving, Cub, Boy and Girl scouts chanting and marching bands playing. They also expect cloudy skies and drizzling rain. And Saturday’s event delivered in all areas.Hundreds of people zipped up their jackets, pulled on their hats and opened their umbrellas as they watched 120 parade entries march through the Fort Vancouver National Site on Saturday morning. Rain drizzled from the gray skies throughout the morning, leaving spectators to search the grounds for shelter. Small crowds clustered beneath the colorful tree canopies serving as oversized umbrellas.Despite the weather, Clark County residents showed up to support local soldiers and veterans, and celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.Vancouver resident and Army Vietnam veteran Jerry Parker stood beneath his umbrella, small American flags in each hand, and smiled as the parade participants marched by. For the last six years, Parker has been among the participants, marching with various veterans groups.“I have never had the opportunity to observe, so I thought I would come out,” Parker said. “It’s too bad the weather never cooperates.”last_img read more

Thomas Cook pilots strike over pay dispute

first_imgThomas Cook pilots who are members of the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) are taking part in a 12-hour strike in a dispute over pay.The 12-hour strike, which commenced at 3am on Friday 8 September and will end at 3pm, relates to 2017 pay negotiations for the pilots.The union is calling for a pay increase in line with inflation and a further pay offer to be put forward by the organisation.On a turnout of 88%, 91% of pilots balloted voted in favour of taking strike action over the pay dispute.A spokesperson at Thomas Cook Airlines said: “We have set out a fair pay increase of 1.75% in year one and 2.25% increase in year two, on top of automatic pay increases, in what is a very competitive environment. BALPA [has] not moved from [its] demands for a pay rise which adds up to more than 10%, or around £10,000 per pilot. We hope BALPA [comes] back to the table willing to negotiate. We are grateful to our customers for their understanding and to our pilots who are flying today, as well as staff who are working hard to keep the impact of this strike to a minimum. All of our flights so far today have operated without disruption.”Brian Strutton, general secretary at BALPA, said: “Thomas Cook pilots have faced pay cuts and slashed terms and conditions and say, ‘enough is enough’. Going on strike is not something pilots take lightly. BALPA members haven’t been on strike since 1974, but with no sensible pay offer on the table, Thomas Cook pilots have had no other option.“The time has come for Thomas Cook to understand the depth of feeling on this issue, listen to its pilots and come forward with a reasonable offer that they can accept.”last_img read more