Cooke Optics Suddenly Has the Best YouTube Channel

first_imgThe Cooke Optics YouTube channel has only been offering this great content for the past three months. Be sure to subscribe to their channel to keep up on the latest episodes. Working With the Director SeriesThe other Cooke Optics series focuses on the the relationship between cinematographers and directors. In the Working with the Director episodes, cinematographers talk about the directors they have collaborated with on multiple films.Cinematographer Sean Bobbitt has worked with director Steve McQueen on the films Hunger, Shame, and 12 Years a Slave. Bobbitt discusses their early relationship working on art installations and the growth of their careers as feature filmmakers.In this episode, John de Borman talks about his experience working with director Dustin Hoffman on the films Last Chance Harvey and Quartet. Lens manufacturer Cooke Optics has a YouTube channel that should be followed by every cinematographer.Cooke Optics is one of the oldest lens manufacturers in the industry. Since the 1890s, their lenses have been used by filmmakers creating legendary films. Cooke lenses have captured countless iconic film images, like the wondrous world in Wizard of OZ, the glimmering corpse of Goldfinger, the hills in The Sound of Music, and the distant galaxy of Star Wars.Now, the lens company is creating incredible content for the Cooke Optics YouTube channel. The page features fantastic content categorized by Masterclass, Case Study, and Working with the Director series.Cooke Optics Masterclass SeriesThe Cooke Optics Masterclass series features interviews with great Hollywood cinematographers on the specifics of their craft. Each video focuses on a single topic and how that DP achieved the incredible shots seen in the cinema.In this episode, John de Borman talks about his method of composition and framing. He discusses the portrayal of locations and deconstructing the meaning behind characters. Take a look at his work on films like An Education and The Full Monty.Cooke Optics also takes you into the action-packed battle sequences of films from Ridley Scott. Here they talk to cinematographer John Mathieson, who shares some tips on filming big-budget fights from his work on Gladiator, Robin Hood, and Kingdom of Heaven.In this Masterclass, they talk to Phil Meheux about his car-chase work on the two James Bond films Goldeneye and Casino Royale. This crash course shows the work that went into the famous tank chase as well as the legendary Aston Martin rollover.center_img Cooke Optics Case Study SeriesThe Case Study series focuses on more technical aspects of cinematography. Cinematographers discuss details like types of film, lighting choices, camera rigs, and more.In this episode, Ed Lachman, ASC, talks about his work on the Oscar-nominated film Carol. Lachman talks about his choice to shoot on 16mm film as well as his collaboration with Todd Haynes deciding on key lighting decisions.The film Locke spends 90 minutes inside of a car. Director of Photography Haris Zambarloukos, BSC, discusses the challenges of shooting car scenes, multi-camera setups, and working through the entire script every night.On the other end of the production spectrum, Zambarloukos also worked on the big-budget Marvel blockbuster Thor. In this Case Study, Zambarloukos offers a technical breakdown of one of the major fight scenes. He covers working with scale, lighting rigs, and the difficulty of working with computer-generated environments.last_img read more

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On Planting Seeds

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now It’s a universal truth that you never reap what you haven’t sown. You have to plant seeds.But there’s more to sewing than simply planting the seeds. You have to care for that seed to ensure it grows. You have to ensure it gets the water and nutrients it needs to sprout into something more.Neglected Seeds Don’t Grow Into AnythingThere are some people that think that all they need to do is plant more seeds. So they plant a lot of seeds, and they plant seeds all over the place. They believe that the more seeds they plant, the more opportunities they will have to harvest later. So they plant and plant and plant. They’re always planting, never taking time to care for the seeds they’ve already planted. It’s as if they given up on the already planted seeds. But the planted seeds won’t produce anything because they have a been nurtured and cared for.You need to plant enough seeds to ensure that you have opportunities to harvest later. But you don’t need to plant more seeds than you can care for and nurture into life. This is what dabblers do. They spend a little time on this opportunity and move onto the next. They’re never consistent enough to care for one seed, or some number of seeds, until they start to produce rewards. They’re excited when they plant that seed, but they lose enthusiasm when it doesn’t immediately spring into something beneficial.Nurture OpportunitiesConsistency matters. There is a power in focus.Stop and take a look at the seeds you’ve already planted. Are you investing your time and energy in nurturing those seeds to ensure that they grow up to bear fruit? Or are you ignoring those seeds and moving on, planting others only to ignore those seeds to?QuestionsWhat seeds are you neglecting?What opportunities or goals do you have that, in order to bring them to life, require a more consistent application of your time and effort?What seeds have you planted that a little more effort and attention might sprout up to be something big?How do you have to change something to be able to better manage the opportunities that you want to develop?last_img read more

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Bulls race to big lead in opening minutes, clobber Hawks

first_imgChicago Bulls guard Tomas Satoransky (31) drives against Atlanta Hawks forward Bruno Fernando (24) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA — For the second night in a row, the Chicago Bulls took a big lead into the fourth quarter.This time, they didn’t let up.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Satoransky had not scored more than nine points this season. He really went off on the Hawks, beating his previous career best of 25 while also dishing out eight assists.Zach LaVine even got a chance to put on his version of Showtime, blocking De’Andre Hunter’s 3-pointer to set up a 360-degree dunk at the other end.“We put it together tonight,” Coby White said. “Both halves.”Atlanta made a season-low six of 30 attempts from 3-point range, turned it over 24 times and trailed by double digits over the final 41:29.“Our guys were not ready,” Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said bluntly. “We just didn’t care.”ADVERTISEMENT Hawks: Host the Sacramento Kings in the last of three home games in four days before beginning a West Coast trip.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was a miserable night for Atlanta’s Trae Young, on the heels of a dazzling 29-point, 13-assist performance in a victory over San Antonio the previous night.The point guard managed just nine points and three assists, missing all eight attempts beyond the arc.“Coming off a big win, you’ve got to be mentally focused. You’ve got to approach every game like it’s your last,” Young said. “We didn’t do that.”Pierce said the Bulls were determined to stop Young after he scored 49 points against them in a game last season.“They’re not going to forget that,” Pierce said. “That’s the way they’re going to play Trae every game the rest of his career.”TIP-INSBulls: Connected on 13 of 33 from 3-point range. … Markkanen added 17 points, Porter finished with 13 in just 11 minutes, and three other players reached double figures. … Boylen said he won’t have an update on Porter’s condition until the team gets back to Chicago.Hawks: Vince Carter, 42, had a season-high 14 points. … Kevin Huerter, with 12, was the only other Atlanta player in double figures. … Young wasn’t the only player who struggled. Hunter and fellow rookie Cam Reddish combined to go 2 of 15 from the field. “Cam is trying to beat people with his moves,” Pierce said. “You’ve got to beat people with your readiness.”UP NEXTBulls: Return home to face the Houston Rockets on Saturday. Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Tomas Satoransky scored a career-high 27 points and the Bulls won for just the third time in nine games with easily their most impressive performance of the young season, routing the Atlanta Hawks 113-93 on Wednesday.“We were all frustrated by the way the last game went,” said Satoransky, who went 10 of 13 from the field, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Bulls built a big lead against LeBron James and the Lakers the night before, only to get outscored 38-19 in the fourth quarter of a 118-112 loss.Taking out their frustration on the Hawks, this one was total domination. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay?center_img View comments Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics James Harden drops 36 as Rockets rout short-handed Warriors Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress LATEST STORIES Rice industry paralysis The Bulls took control with a 28-6 run in the opening quarter. Otto Porter Jr. led with way with 10 points, including a couple of 3-pointers. Satoransky chipped in with seven points, Kris Dunn added five and Lauri Markkanen knocked down a 3 to push Chicago to a 30-12 lead.Porter went down before halftime with a bruised left foot and did not return.He wasn’t needed.The Bulls were up 56-41 at the break, closing the half with a couple of quick passes around the perimeter to set up Satoransky’s 3 from the corner as the buzzer sounded. It was the lowest-scoring first half of the season for the Hawks.Chicago stretched the margin as high as 28 points.“We played 40 really good minutes last night and that’s not enough,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. “They were hurting from the way the game ended last night.”Starting his second straight game in place of John Collins, Jabari Parker led the Hawks with 18 points. Collins is serving a 25-game suspension after violating the NBA’s doping policy.But Pierce wasn’t in the mood to praise anyone.“The only positive from this game: It’s over,” the Atlanta coach said. “We don’t have to worry about it anymore.”YOUNG STRUGGLES 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 Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issuelast_img read more

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Tigers GM, Catcher Among Fortunate Father-Son Duos in Sports

first_imgDETROIT (AP) — Alex Avila was the best player available on the Detroit Tigers’ board when it was their turn to select a player in the fifth round of the 2008 amateur draft.His dad suggested the Tigers pick someone else.“I didn’t want people to think it was a favor,” Tigers general manager Al Avila recalled. “I thought he would have a better opportunity if someone else drafted him so he wouldn’t have to deal with the scrutiny of being my son.”David Chadd, who is now the team’s assistant general manager and was its scouting director back then under general manager Dave Dombrowski, told Avila it would mark the first time the organization passed on the top player on the board that early in a draft.“I said, ‘I’ll back down and back off,’” said Avila, an assistant GM back then. “We drafted him and he developed very quickly.”The Avilas are one of the fortunate father-son duos in sports, striving to strike a balance between business and personal while regularly spending time around each other. Many aren’t able to always spend a Father’s Day with each other, and they treasure those times when schedules allow it.The Avilas shared memories of those early days and the GM remembers taking his son out to dinner for a heart-to-heart talk in 2009.“I gave him a strong message, saying, ’You need to pick it up or you’re not getting to the big leagues anytime soon,’” he said as his son, sitting a few feet away in Detroit’s dugout, started to chuckle.“A week later, I got called up,” he said with a grin.“And he’s been in the big leagues ever since,” said his proud father.Al and Alex Avila mutually agreed he should play elsewhere after his injury-riddled season in 2015, and he signed with the Chicago White Sox.“I felt we could do better,” Al Avila said. “I don’t think we even talked about it.”Nothing personal, kid.“He’s got to make decisions based on what he thinks is best for the organization,” Alex Avila said nonchalantly. “I grew up in baseball so I understood.”Alex Avila returned to Detroit this season. He was the top free agent available, his dad said. And the younger Avila is having his best season since 2011, when he was an All-Star.Some other father-son duos shared their feelings with The Associated Press to mark Father’s Day on Sunday:THE ANDRETTISIt is not easy following in the footsteps of a legend. Just ask Marco Andretti , who drives for his father, Michael, and lives in the shadow of his grandfather, Mario, one of the most beloved stars in motorsports.“My relationship with dad is mostly business and that’s why we’re able to make it work most of the time,” Marco said. “It’s tricky, though, because I have teammates. Dad overcompensates the other way to make sure I’m not getting favoritism. Sometimes, I’m not a fan of that.”Michael agreed, and said his son’s sentiments were accurate.“I don’t show any favoritism on my team and I’m probably harder on Marco than the other guys,” he said. “It’s a little unfair for him.”The 30-year-old Andretti, though, chose to be a driver after his dad sat him down for a talk a couple decades ago.“When Marco started racing, he did it because he felt like he had to do it,” Michael said. “I said, ‘Just quit.’ Six months later, Marco said he wanted to race again. I told him he could if he promised to do it for himself, not for who he is, and to have fun. He did and it has been totally different. I tried to take some of the pressure off him that I felt with my father.”THE STOCKSTILLSMiddle Tennessee State football coach Rick Stockstill and his son, Brent, had a little talk that turned out to be a big one following his last high school baseball game in 2013.As a quarterback, he was headed to play at Cincinnati.“I told him this is your dad speaking, not your coach,” Rick Stockstill recalled. “With your leadership, toughness and passion, you’re going to have a great career at Cincinnati.”Brent Stockstill , though, didn’t want to leave his hometown or his father.“I said, ’Dad, all I ever want to do is play for you,’” he recalled. “We had never talked about it before because I had kept it bottled up. It’s a father-son moment I won’t forget.”Bearcats coach Tommy Tuberville got a call from Rick Stockstill, asking him to release his son from his letter of intent, and he did a couple days later.“He said, ‘I would hope you would do the same for my son,’” Stockstill remembers Tuberville telling him. “And it has been a joy ever since that day.”With two seasons of eligibility, Stockstill has school records with 61 touchdown passes, two 400-yard passing games, 14 300-yard passing games and 303.3 yards passing per game.“I love that I get to see him every day after missing so much of his activities growing up because I was coaching someone else’s son or was recruiting someone else’s son,” his father said. “If you get an opportunity to coach your son, you’re crazy if you don’t do it.”By LARRY LAGE TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Bucks Beat Nets as Antetokounmpo Returns to the Lineup

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 11 rebounds in his return to the lineup, Eric Bledsoe added 29 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-121 on Monday night.Reserve guard George Hill chipped in 22 points while Brook Lopez and Sterling Brown each scored 14 for the Bucks, who played without All-Star forward Khris Middleton because of soreness in his left groin.Milwaukee was unable to clinch the best record in the Eastern Conference because Toronto won earlier Monday.D’Angelo Russell had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets, who remained seventh in the East after losses by Detroit and Miami. Caris LeVert had 24 points off the bench.”I was just trying to get back into the rhythm. I was just trying to wait for the game to come to me. I think my team did a great job just finding me.” pic.twitter.com/yGhx2pgU1w— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) April 2, 2019CELTICS 110, HEAT 105BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 25 points, including a pair of key late free throws, and Boston held off Miami.Al Horford added 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Celtics (46-32), who are trying to beat out the Indiana Pacers for the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference standings.Goran Dragic led the Heat with 30 points. Bam Adebayo added 19 points and 14 rebounds. Dwyane Wade finished with 17 points and seven assists in his final regular-season game at TD Garden.Miami (38-39) maintained its half-game lead over Orlando for the final playoff spot in the East after the Magic’s 121-109 loss to Toronto.RAPTORS 121, MAGIC 109TORONTO (AP) — Danny Green scored a season-high 29 points, Kawhi Leonard and Serge Ibaka each had 15 and Toronto clinched its sixth Atlantic Division title by beating Orlando.The win also means Toronto can finish no lower than second in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors began the day three games behind Milwaukee for first.Marc Gasol scored 13 points and Kyle Lowry had 12 as the Raptors snapped a two-game losing streak against the Magic.Nikola Vucevic had 13 points and 13 rebounds, but the Magic lost for the second time in three games after winning their previous six. Evan Fournier scored 21 points. Orlando remained a half-game behind Miami for the eighth and final playoff spot in the EastPACERS 111, PISTONS 102INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and Domantas Sabonis added 18 points and 12 rebounds to help Indiana snap a three-game losing streak with a victory over Detroit.It was a crucial win for the Pacers, who had lost seven of their previous eight and their grip on potentially having home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Myles Turner chipped in with 17 points and five blocks.Wayne Ellington scored a season-high 26 points and Andre Drummond had 18 points and 17 rebounds for the Pistons. Detroit is in the No. 6 spot with a 1 ½-game lead over Orlando for the final playoff spot in the East.JAZZ 111, HORNETS 102SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 23 points, Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 18 rebounds, and surging Utah overcame Kemba Walker’s 47 points to beat Charlotte.Gobert, who is second in the league with 62 double-doubles, controlled the paint as the Jazz built enough of a lead to withstand Walker, who scored 22 points in the fourth quarter.Ricky Rubio added 20 points and 13 assists for the Jazz, who have won 10 of 11 and are two games back of Houston and Portland for the third and fourth slots in the Western Conference playoffs.TRAIL BLAZERS 132, TIMBERWOLVES 122MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Evan Turner had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists off the bench, and Portland moved into a tie for third place in the Western Conference with a victory over Minnesota.Rodney Hood led Portland with 21 points. Enes Kanter added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who joined the idle Houston Rockets at 49-28.Andrew Wiggins had 21 points for Minnesota, while Gorgui Dieng scored 18 on 7-of-8 shooting.MAVERICKS 122, 76ERS 102DALLAS (AP) — Justin Jackson scored 16 of his 24 points in the third quarter and Dallas took advantage of a short-handed Philadelphia lineup.Philadelphia went more than 10 minutes without a field goal spanning the second and third quarters. Dallas took advantage to build a 20-point lead early in the third and protected it from there.Jackson, acquired on Feb. 6 from Sacramento, had his highest point total with Dallas. He led a balanced Mavericks effort as leading scorer Luka Doncic sat out his second straight game with a thigh contusion.KNICKS 113, BULLS 105NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Kornet scored a career-high 24 points and New York snapped a six-game losing streak.Kevin Knox added 19 points, Damyean Dotson had 18 and Emmanuel Mudiay scored 17 for New York.Robin Lopez led the Bulls with a season-high 29 points. JaKarr Sampson scored 22 and fellow reserve Ryan Arcidiacono had 14.SUNS 122, CAVALIERS 113PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 25 points after two 50-point games and a 48-point night over the past three, and that was enough to lead Phoenix over Cleveland.Booker sat more than eight minutes of the second quarter but had 13 assists. Josh Jackson had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Jamal Crawford added 19 points for the Suns.The Suns ended a six-game losing streak while the Cavaliers lost their sixth straight. The teams have the NBA’s second- and third-worst records: Phoenix at 18-60 and Cleveland at 19-59.Collin Sexton scored 21 points and Jordan Clarkson added 20 for the Cavs. They played without star forward Kevin Love, who missed his second straight game with left shoulder soreness.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Nominations Sought to Recognize Outstanding Nova Scotians

first_imgThe province is asking people to nominate, or re-nominate, candidates for Nova Scotia’s highest honour. Nominations are now being accepted for the Order of Nova Scotia. Members of the Order are invested for making significant and lasting contributions to their community. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 21. “The Order of the Nova Scotia is the highest honour the province can bestow on someone. It is a symbol of respect and gratitude for the tremendous contributions of our most exemplary citizens,” said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant, chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia. “I encourage people to nominate someone for the Order, and am happy to note that re-nominations have also been very successful.” Since its creation in 2001, 72 recipients have been invested into the Order, including five last year. “Each year, we have the pleasure of recognizing the work, art, and achievements of some of our most outstanding citizens,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “The Order demonstrates how the passion and dedication of one individual, regardless of their career or field, can make our communities, and our province, a better place.” Past recipient Donald Julien of Truro was invested into the Order in 2004. He has worked throughout his life toward a better future for the Mi’kmaq people and has served as executive director of the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq since 1994. “What a wonderful feeling knowing that your peers think enough of your contributions to the community, and to the rest of Nova Scotia, and took the time to nominate for such an prestigious award,” said Mr. Julien. “While only a small number of recipients are chosen each year, I encourage all Nova Scotians to submit the names of those you think are worthy of this recognition.” Nomination forms are available at all Access Nova Scotia centres, Province House, offices of members of the legislative assembly, Nova Scotia members of Parliament and the Senate, and municipal offices. People re-nominating, can submit a photocopy of the previous nomination package, with a new nomination form. For more information, contact the Protocol Office at 902-424-2467, e-mail orderofns@gov.ns.ca or visit www.novascotia.ca/iga/order.asp .last_img read more

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BC men challenge constitutionality of Canadas secret nofly list

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s no-fly list faces constitutional challenges from two B.C. men who argue in a pair of court cases that the secret roster violates the Charter of Rights guarantee of fundamental justice.The no-fly regime allows the federal government to bar someone from boarding an airplane because there are grounds to believe they would threaten the flight or travel to commit a terrorist act.One of the men, Parvkar Singh Dulai, says he was stopped from getting on a plane last May 17 at the Vancouver International Airport.Dulai followed an appeal process, but received a letter in late January saying his name would remain on the no-fly list.He is asking the Federal Court of Canada for an order striking him from the roster or, at the very least, a re-examination of his case.Dulai also seeks a declaration that the no-fly provisions violate constitutional rights to freedom of movement and to know the details of the case against him.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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SIX CITY SNEAK PEEK

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sixcityseries to check out the show! New episodes are released on Mondays.. Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Admit One Productions is proud to present its latest series to the world – SIX CITY – currently streaming its first four episodes exclusively on Facebook before it officially goes up on the six city series site in January. This web series drama follows the inter-connected lives of civil servants, politicians, and the underworld, as they face murder, scandal, and success in the 6ix…In the first chapter of the season we meet the Harper clan and it’s extended family of friends and foes. Family values, dreams of success, and the hustle to survive in the big city, reach a boiling point when the Russian mafia enter their lives unexpectedly with financial opportunity and corruption. The balance of power has started to shift in Six City after the newly appointed mayor is brutally murdered and the Russian mafia start to take over the drug trade.My name is Courtney James and I’m the writer director of the series. My producing partner Jennifer James and I are very excited to give you a little taste of the show on Facebook as we set the stage for the next chapter of the season which will premiere in 2019.last_img read more

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Sculpture dedication celebrates legacy of David Howes

A large crowd gathered at Brock University Thursday for a dedication ceremony of the Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock sculpture, and a celebration of the late David S. Howes.It was a day a long time coming, and one the late David S. Howes would have loved to be part of.A large gathering of Brock University faculty, staff and students joined community leaders and members of the Howes family to mark an important day in the history of the Niagara institution.The new Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock sculpture, created by renowned Canadian artist Danek Mozdzenski, was dedicated Thursday morning during a ceremony that included a celebration of Howes, who generously donated the funds to create the artwork. The 15-foot-tall bronze sculpture located in front of the University’s Schmon Tower will forever serve as a reminder of the legacy left by Howes, a St. Catharines businessman and longtime Brock supporter. In addition to his gift of more than $1 million for the sculpture, Howes also funded scholarship programs to help students, initiated significant annual events to support student financial awards, and gave generously to build or sustain facilities that improved the student experience at Brock. read more

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Softball No 24 Ohio State starts 2019 season with three wins in

Ohio State second basemen Emily Clark makes an off-foot throw to first during the Sep. 24 gameagainst Wright State. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternOhio State came away with three wins and one loss at the Friends of Jaclyn tournament. The Buckeyes recorded a home run in every game, and a shutout in two of the four. The second game against Ole Miss at 9:30 a.m. Sunday was cancelled due to weather. George MasonOhio State blanked George Mason 7-0 in its season opener. The Buckeyes have won their season opener in the past five seasons. The Buckeyes opened the scoring in the bottom of the third with a triple from senior shortstop Lilli Piper, the fourth of her career, and a sacrifice fly from senior second baseman Emily Clark. Ohio State took a 7-0 lead with six runs on six hits along with three errors by George Mason. Clark recorded a two-run home run, her first of the season.Ole MissOhio State continued its winning ways, defeating Ole Miss 4-2. This was the first time the two teams have ever played against each other. The Rebels got off to an early 2-0 lead at the beginning. However, The Buckeyes sparked a comeback in the bottom of the third with freshman center fielder Meg Otte’s bunt single, senior left fielder Bri Beschel’s walk, Piper’s fielder’s choice leaving the bases loaded.Clark finished on the opportunity, and hit a grand slam, pushing the lead to 4-2, a lead the Buckeyes would hold the rest of the game. Senior pitcher Morgan Ray pitched a complete game for Ohio State, allowing three hits and two runs, finish four batters off with strikeouts.With the victory, head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly has recorded her 200th career win during her time at Ohio State.North FloridaThe Buckeyes blanked North Florida with a 3-0 shutout victory. Freshman third baseman Ashley Prange recorded the first home run of her career, getting the first run in the second inning by driving the ball over the left field fence. Senior pitcher Katya Duvall gave Ohio State its second complete game of the weekend, finishing the game with a career-high 10 strikeouts and holding North Florida to two hits and a walk.In the third inning, junior left fielder Andi Farrah doubled to left field and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Sophomore designated hitter Kallie Boren then singled to the right, helping to push the lead to 2-0. Senior second baseman Emily Clark added an insurance run on a two-out single in the fifth inning to secure the three-run win.. UCFOhio State suffered its first loss of the season, 3-2, against UCF. Ohio State went up 2-0 in the fourth inning off a home run by sophomore catcher Claire Nicholson, the first home run of her career and junior left fielder Andi Farrah’s RBI single through the left side. However, UCF turned the table in the bottom of the fifth inning.The Golden Knights scored three unanswered on a wild pitch and a two-run double by sophomore infielder Jazmine Esparza, giving UCF a 3-2 lead it would hold on to for the remainder of the game.Ohio State will take part in the ESPN Elite Invitational Feb. 15-17, facing Florida State, LSU, Utah and Notre Dame in Clearwater, Florida. read more

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Storm to batter Britain 1500milewide Atlantic storm will bring early autumn to

first_imgIt is going to be quite different to what we have had of late, there are no two ways about thatEmma Sharples, Met Office Rod Dennis, a spokesman for the RAC, said: “Anyone towing a caravan this weekend or driving on exposed coastal routes will need to be extra alert – while temperatures will hold up, motorists could be taken by surprise by the mix of gusty winds and heavy showers. “Take extra care when overtaking high-sided vehicles not to get buffeted of course, and reduce your speed accordingly.”Emma Sharples, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said south west England and south Wales – areas popular with tourists at this time of year – would experience the strongest winds. Gusts of up to 45mph will also hit those inland.“It is going to be quite different to what we have had of late, there are no two ways about that,” she said. “There is going to be a lot more cloud, rain and quite strong winds.” High pressure dominates at the moment but by Saturday a deep area of low pressure brings wind, rain & cooler temps pic.twitter.com/IA6eergHq8— Met Office (@metoffice) 16 August 2016 The RAC warned of severe travel disruption, with thousands expected to have their journeys delayed as they set off ahead of the Bank Holiday next week.Holidaymakers and outdoor activities will also be affected and people camping or towing caravans should be particularly careful, the Met Office said. The sudden change in weather signals the start of an “early autumn”, experts claimed, with heavy, blustery showers expected and up to 20mm of rain falling in places.The weather will intensify on Saturday as temperatures drop to 11C overnight.center_img The low pressure system will spread north east across the UK, with the rain and wind continuing overnight on Saturday and into Sunday.“The wind will be really quite strong in some areas as the weather intensifies,” the forecaster added. “We warn for impact and given that we are in the middle of the holidays, the potential for impact is higher than usual.”The system is expected to move away by Sunday night. The weather is expected to stay unsettled next week, with heavy showers continuing. The south will see some bright spells. Rewind just a few weeks and Britons were flocking to beaches as the country basked in temperatures more familiar to those who live in the Mediterranean.But, as perhaps we have come to expect, the Great British summer has already come to an abrupt halt – with a 1,500-mile-wide storm due to hit the country on Friday night.A severe weather warning coming into effect at 7am on Saturday has been issued by the Met Office as unseasonably strong winds – gusting at up to 60mph – are expected to batter the coast. 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.last_img read more

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Repeat gold chain thief jailed

A repeat gold chain thief was, earlier today (Tuesday), jailed when he stood before Magistrate Annette Singh.Thirty four year old, Devon Holder of Lot 942 Onderneeming, Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara (WBD) had a robbery charge read to him which alleged that, he, on April 5 2018 at the Stabroek Market area, robbed Komella Gibson of a gold chain valued $100,000 using personal violence on her in the process.Holder denied that at around 16:25hrs on the day in question, he snatched the chain from the Virtual Complainant’s (VC’s) neck.Police Prosecutor, Devon Goodman told the Court that the defendant reportedly attacked the woman by placing a knife at her neck while she was shopping, before he removed her chain. He allegedly dealt her several kicks and cuffs before he made good his escape.However, it was also revealed that Holder had another pending matter before the Court.He was previously accused of stealing another gold chain, this time from Rafeek Mohammed on January 9 2018 at said Stabroek Market.According to Goodman, the VC and his wife were visiting a friend’s stall at the market when they observed Holder passing them a number of times.He then proceeded to snatch the chain valued $530,000 but was later apprehended and charged.On his first appearance in Court, he had denied that he committed the act. The Court was later informed that the defendant had made arrangements with the VC to pay back for the chain.The Court heard that to date, Holder paid some $300,000 to Mohammed.However, even though he continued to plead his innocence in both matters, Holder changed his plea and admitted to the crimes.Magistrate Singh in handing down the sentence took into consideration that he did not waste the Court’s time further and the fact that $300,000 was paid to Mohammed.As such, she sentenced Holder to two years in prison each on both charges, which are to be run concurrently.After listening to the sentence, the defendant was heard saying “I don’t rob people, I am a family man”. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAlleged Gold Chain thief refused bailOctober 2, 2014In “Crime”Repeat offender gets 3 years for robbing womanNovember 28, 2018In “Court”Man who swallowed stolen pendant remandedAugust 31, 2018In “Court” read more

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Erlau Sideflex set to provide the first costeffective sidewall protection for haul

first_imgUntil recently, the long daily distances made the use of the tyre protection chains, that have become standard protection for loader tyres, impractical and uneconomic for haul trucks. In an inspired departure from its highly successful chain technology, Erlau design engineers have adapted sophisticate automotive polymers to produce a circular shield of flexible, profiled, orange platelets that, once secured within the wheel rim, not only deflect stray rocks but also, after absorbing the crush from a close rock pile, revert to their original shape.Other recent innovations from Erlau include Easy R-Lock, Easy C-Lock and Smart-Link.Used to ‘stitch’ the ends of the chain mat, Easy R-Lock replaces the clumsy hammer and pin and the dangerous flame cutting gear with a simple integral locking device which requires an ubiquitous hex key to secure or release the two components.Similarly, Erlau Easy C-Lock, is the two-part repair link with a built-in lock that can be quickly secured with an 180o turn of a standard flat-bladed screwdriver.A mark of confidence in the reliability of its chains, Erlau provides Smart-Link – a link-embedded RFID device that records and provides management with a downloadable maintenance history for each TPC.While the availability of earthmover tyres has improved and demand fallen slightly, Erlau believes that owners should continue to get maximum value by protecting their tyres from abrasion, cuts, sidewall damage and heat erosion.Erlau TPCs have a proven track record in many heavy-side industries – driving up productivity and driving down tonnage handling costs.last_img read more

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Chile looks to improve productivity in copper mining

first_imgMinerAndina.Com reports that on the first day of CESCO Week (April 3-7) in Santiago (Chile) –a study conducted by the Comisión Nacional de Productividad (CNP) was presented, which determined a 54% labour productivity fall in the Chilean copper industry between 2000 and 2014, period in which copper production had grown 19%.“This,” MinerAndina.Com reports “is mainly explained because the Chilean worker spends less hours in his position, and for him to be one hour at work, there are more requirements and personnel support (supervisor, training, administration, etc.), in relation to the international average. As the worker spends less time at work, the installed capital (equipment, plant) is used less.”The report, Informe de Productividad de la Gran Minería del Cobre en Chile, was commissioned by the Government in order to propose public policy recommendations to reverse the decline in mining productivity in the last 15 years.Alfie Ulloa, Executive Secretary of the CNP, said that the findings identified in the report can be grouped into three large groups: private, sectorial and public. “The first (private) are manageable by companies themselves and cannot be public matter nor can it be managed by the CNP.“The second case (sectorial) require coordination between the sector’s agents, for example, mining companies with their suppliers and/or contractors (among others). The third case are factors manageable by the public side”.Findings of public natureThe approval system for large projects is extremely long, a situation which negatively influences investment. There is a lot of red tape, “for example, exploration concessions take over eight months and mining concessions can take up more than two years”, Ulloa saidInvestment in exploration is low. “Considering that Chile spends up to 16% in exploration and produces almost 30% of the world’s copper production, our exploration numbers are not in line with our production”, he saidThere is an important human capital gap. There is a need to prepare a significant amount of operators and maintainers, as well as preparing for competencies and for increasingly automated technology. “The human capital is key for a substantial improvement in the productivity sector. The public sector must be part of the solution”, he said.Relations between companies and communities, the state and the local governments, must facilitate long-term solutions and of mutual benefit in a transparent and credible way.Findings of a sectorial natureMake more efficient use of strategic resources and common infrastructure for miningAim at reducing accreditation times of contracting companies through the agreement of standards and homologation of admission requirements with mining companiesMining companies should homologate operational information they generate, to replicate the Benchmark study in a simpler wayContinue to move towards adherence to the qualification framework, for both, companies and the training sectorThe establishment of certain technological standards (interoperability), among others.Among the private nature findings was the excessive rotation of senior managers and the existence of too much hierarchy. Organizational culture is biased towards control versus one of empowerment and accountability and little meritocracy; insufficient adherence and fulfillment of plans (i.e. maintenance), among others.Resolution of management problems and how to involve workers in the solutions to improve productivity are pending, as well as further dialogue with them.It is, finally, about the great challenge going through a culture change in the country. The CNP will submit its Recommendations to the Government.last_img read more

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Master chef releases new cookery book

first_imgIt was only 6.30pm on a Monday night and I found myself crammed with more than 200 other people in a modern taverna eating the ultimate Greek hang-over cure; lamb souvlaki with chips. Sounding a little premature to be partying? I had good reason to because I was at the Hellenic Republic in Brunswick East for the launch of George Calombaris’s new cookbook, Greek Cookery From the Hellenic Heart.Complete with a blue carpet at the entrance, a door lady who fastened a bracelet with a mati around our wrists, and the ‘wog’ antics of George Capianaris, this was not your typical book launch.It was better, and not short of simple, authentic Greek food.Dolmadakia, Cypriot sausage and cumin roasted beetroot with yoghurt, which were beautifully but simply presented on white platters, were sped around the room by the waiters. Fellow MasterChef judges, Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan were part of the official proceedings. Mehigan, who was Calombaris’ mentor at the Sofitel restaurant where he did his apprenticeship, spent five minutes admittedly, “blowing smoke up his (Calombaris) bottom.” “What impresses me most is the simple food that he has,” emphasised Mehigan. “He has transcended the cherries and wanting to be flash. He has the same love and dedication he has taken (from recipes) from his yiayia and mother- that is amazing cooking.”Mehigan then, (pardon the pun) put the cherry on his own speech by proclaiming that having George’s mug on the front cover would have the book selling like hot cakes!His latest cookbook is unique because it combines signature Hellenic Republic dishes such as the peppered figs with saganaki and the real, white taramosalata, but it’s meatier than that. Greek Cookery From the Hellenic Heart is also full of handwritten tributes to his great grandparents, parents, nieces and nephews. There are real life accounts of their migration to Australia, random comments about food and life taken straight from his lips, and Calombaris’s inspiring insights on Hellenism. “It’s about my love for who I am and what I represent. Food is family, family is life, life is everything,” he said.There are revelations about Calombaris that are both touching and surprising.“As much as my mum is the soul, my father is the strength,” he writes. “He has gone through a lot. He’s had cancer twice and has been on his death bed, but he still battles on just like the legendary Spartans.”Flick through the book and you will enjoy the fabulous photography by Dean Cambray, which compliment Calombaris’s home cooking inspired recipes as well as providing substance to his memories and personal accounts.The menu champions the full breadth and myriad influences on peasant cuisine across the Cyprus, Crete, Sparta, and other parts of Greece.From breakfast rich in yoghurt and sweet trahana, move onto koupes, kolakassi (pork and taro stew), and prawn saganaki. Finish off with mother Mary Calombaris’s famous Shamishi (Cypriot fried custard tarts), or for something lighter try the Mahlepi (chilled water jelly, pistachio and rose water).Greek Cookery From the Hellenic Heart RRPs for $50. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Jelly Bean pourrait rejoindre Ice Cream Sandwich dici cet été

first_imgJelly Bean pourrait rejoindre Ice Cream Sandwich d’ici cet étéLe site Digitimes, selon des sources issues de fournisseurs de chaîne d’approvisionnement taïwanais, vient d’annoncer que Google pourrait lancer la version 5.0 d’Android dès le second trimestre 2012. Android 5.0 Jelly Bean pourrait pointer son nez dès l’été 2012. C’est du moins ce que suggèrent des rumeurs qui circulent sur le net et indiquent que Google serait prêt à lancer le successeur de Ice Cream Sandwich. La nouvelle mise à jour de l’écosystème pourrait intégrer des fonctions de Chrome OS pour unifier les deux systèmes. Même si, pour l’instant, la version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich peine encore à s’imposer sur les terminaux, la firme de Mountain View garde toujours une longueur d’avance. Google pourrait donc bien décider de lancer rapidement cette nouvelle version, pour pouvoir contrer Windows 8 de Microsoft. Ce dernier équipera en priorité les tablettes, ce qui pourrait inquiéter le géant américain. En effet, Ice Cream Sandwich était déjà destiné à cet objectif, et pourtant elle peine à s’y imposer. Android 4.0 ne serait donc pas vraiment à la hauteur des attentes de Google. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En combinant Android à certaines fonctions de Chrome, Google met la pression aux fabricants de tablettes pour pouvoir équiper les tablettes et les netbook en duo avec Windows 8, permettant ainsi aux utilisateurs de basculer entre les deux systèmes d’exploitation sans avoir à éteindre leur terminal. Cependant, Windows 8 n’étant attendu que pour la fin de l’année, il se pourrait que Google prenne son temps pour peaufiner Jelly Bean et remettre sa sortie à la rentrée. Reste qu’avec une sortie si rapprochée d’Ice Cream Sandwich, les constructeurs pourraient ne plus savoir où donner de la tête. Selon le site igeneration, certains produits Motorola, comme la Xoom 2, pourraient passer sous Android 4.0 alors même que la version 5.0 serait disponible. Le 18 février 2012 à 09:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Enter Björks Imagination at LA Debut of Singers VR Exhibition

first_imgStay on target British Airways Tests VR Entertainment on Select First-Class FlightsGeek Pick: HP Reverb Is Clear-Eyed Virtual Reality Here’s a sentence you probably never expected to read: Björk’s virtual reality exhibit is coming to LA this spring.The Los Angeles Philharmonic will play host to the West Coast premiere of Björk Digital, “an exhibition of groundbreaking VR video works featuring music from Björk’s latest album,” according to the orchestra’s website.A special addition to the LA Phil Reykjavik Festival (highlighting musical creativity from Iceland’s capital), this two-week experience may well be worth the $35 entry cost.Inside LA’s Magic Box at The Reef, visitors will first step into six virtual reality performances (one of which transports the viewer inside Björk’s mouth), then get a hands-on education in musicology, science, and technology via custom-made musical instruments. The tour ends in the Cinema room with a curated program of the Icelandic singer’s “extensive and groundbreaking” music videos, remastered for this exhibit.Los Angeles PhilharmonicTickets are on sale now for the exhibition, which runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., May 19–June 4. Patrons must be 13 years or older, and a signed waiver will be required before entering. Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled entry time, and expect to be wandering the halls for about 90 minutes.“A pioneer in music, art, and technology, Björk has worked with a collection of world-renowned directors, programmers, and visual artists to create a series of innovative virtual reality works displayed throughout a series of rooms,” the LA Phil said in a press release. “Björk Digital will invite guests to experience these immersive works through the latest in virtual reality.”Björk’s experimental VR project launched in Sydney, Australia, last summer, before traveling to Tokyo, London, Paris, and Houston, Texas.The eclectic and eccentric chanteuse will also make her Walt Disney Concert Hall debut, performing with the LA Philharmonic orchestra in a sold-out concert conducted by Bjarni Frimann Bjarnason on May 30.last_img read more

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MovieBob Reviews MANHUNT 2018

first_img MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Stay on target Is Manhunt good?It’s decent.What’s it about?A Chinese-produced remake of a well-regarded Japanese film of the same name from 1976 starring Ken Takakura, both loosely adapted from a novel by Juko Nishimura. Zhang Hanyu stars as a Chinese lawyer whose assignment to a powerful pharmaceutical company in Japan is coming to an end with his firm has decided to move him to a new client in the United States. Unfortunately, he doesn’t even get to pack his bags before waking up in his hotel not being able to remember how he back to his hotel… or why there’s a dead girl in his bed or how his fingerprints got on the murder weapon.So it’s a noir-thriller sort of thing?Yes, but with John Woo directing, so it’s also more of an action/chase/gunfight king of an affair for the most part. The protagonist is on the run in Japan trying to figure out who framed him and why, pursued and/or aided at various points by a cross-section of other colorful characters all including a gruff older police detective with an agenda of his own. There’s a younger and icier detective who doesn’t play by the rules with a spunky by-the-book young female partner to break in, a mysterious half-Chinese woman stalking the case for unknown reasons, a community of homeless people being abducted for mysterious purposes. There’s also a pair of sister assassins played by South Korean star Ha Ji-won and the director’s own daughter Angeles Woo.Wow! A new John Woo movie!? Where’d that guy go??I mean… he never really “left.” He transitioned more to producing for a while and mostly stopped making movies with lots of gunfights because American producers didn’t really know what to do with him after Face/Off.  He’s worked for most the last decade back between China and Hong Kong focusing on historical dramas like Red Cliff and The Crossing (aka “China’s Titanic”) and wuxia fantasy flicks. He supposedly took up Manhunt as a tribute film to original star Takakura, who he was a fan of, and to get back to his low-budget action roots for a project.So does he still have it?To an extent, yeah. Everybody chases everybody else around urban and, eventually, rural Japan. A lot of guns get fired, a lot of cars, motorcycles, and jet-skis get crashed, a lot of blood gets spilled, lots of motion gets slooooooowed way the hell down, and Woo probably gets the last laugh on parodies of his own signature. You know, the white doves gag amid a twist-filled, flashback-laden conspiracy plot that doesn’t really make a tremendous degree of sense (but were you asking it to?) It definitely has the familiar manic energy and sincere commitment to the weirdness of his original Hong Kong output… but it’s not quite the return to the glory days some might have been hoping for.Care to elaborate?It’s fun, moves like it’s late for work and it’s definitely a treat to see how committed Woo remains to his original bag of tricks. Not just the slow-motion and doves everyone’s goofed on over the years but the melodramatic cross-dissolves, awkward still-frames, and lounge-bar jazz. But in what turns out to be a weird downside, what constitutes “low budget” has changed a lot since Woo created this template in late-80s Hong Kong. It’s pairing these old-school analog techniques with slicked-up 21st Century digital shooting, and the general “reality” of present-day guns, cars and other tools of the trade leads to an occasional “off” feeling atmosphere. Everything is almost a little TOO clean, the movement a little TOO smooth, the locations a little TOO unblemished by all the death and destruction surrounding them – to the point where apart from everyone being Chinese, Japanese or Korean you might think you were watching an especially well-directed episode of NCIS.Any significant upsides?Oh, for sure! There’s a BIG centerpiece blowout involving the siege of a rural farmhouse filled with all of what is by that point the good guys by all of the bad guys that seriously cooks regarding “what the hell are they going to think to do next?” The high-point of the movie even if it comes more or less toward the end of Act 2. The finale (while not as much pure fun on the action front) is also completely bonkers if for no other reason than the plot suddenly gets yanked off into such an extreme turn to an almost pseudo-sci-fi territory for Act 3 I almost thought Netflix might have started up a whole other movie by accident.How is the cast?Solid, though the decision to shoot the film in alternating Mandarin, Japanese and English (the Japanese and Chinese characters appear to switch to English when speaking to one another) is clearly putting a strain on those who don’t speak one or more of the languages fluently in some of the dramatic scenes. Hanyu is a compelling “regular guy” lead, Masaharu Fukuyama (best known as a musician in Japan) shows serious action-hero chops as the main cop, and Ha Ji-won and Angeles Woo (John Woo’s daughter, who hasn’t significantly acted before) are standouts as a pair of assassin sisters. Angeles is a surprising presence, with a different look and attitude than is typical for this kind of role – hope she does more work after this.So you’d recommend it?Yeah, overall. It’s a minor thing even in Woo’s admittedly all-over-the-map canon, but it’s a fun watch, and if you’ve already got Netflix (where it exclusively debuted in the U.S. recently) it’s not like it’ll cost you anything extra to watch it.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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