FCPX Video Tutorial: Keying in FCPX

first_imgLearn how to perform a basic color key in this FCPX video tutorial.While you may not do a lot of green screen work, learning how to key in FCPX is an important skill to grasp and understand. Chroma keying is the process of removing pixels of a certain color from a video plate. While this may sound simple enough it is actually a very complex process that can cause a lot of stress, especially if the video plate is shot poorly.In the following video tutorial by Dan Allen we will take a look at how to key out green screen footage in FCPX. This tutorial is meant to cover the basics of keying in FCPX:Importing footageUsing the keying effectMaskingRefining EdgesColor CorrectingCompositingThis tutorial was first shared by Dan Allen on his YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing, Dan!Want to optimize your green screen footage for keying? Check out our post ‘Essential Tips: Shooting Green Screen for Chroma Key’ where you’ll find a few tips and tricks for shooting on a green screen.Have any tips for keying in FCPX? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

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Akhilesh Yadav again questions credibility of EVMs

first_imgYes, we made mistakes: Kejriwal after Delhi MCD poll loss Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday again questioned the credibility of electronic voting machines (EVMs) after the state police found a chip-like device used in stealing petrol.“When petrol can be stolen with the help of a remote through a chip without any internet connection then EVMs too. Need to stop the wrong use of technology,” the Samajwadi Party president tweeted.Mr. Yadav’s remarks came two days after the Special Task Force (STF) in Lucknow raided several petrol pumps and found them using a chip board like device inside the dispensing machines for petrol theft. Also Read The chorus against EVMs has gained momentum after the recently held assembly elections in five states, with Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) spearheading a campaign on the issue.The Election Commission, however, has said the machines can’t be tampered with.On April 15, Mr. Yadav also demanded an answer from the EC over the controversy on tampering of EVMs.last_img read more

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Q&A: U.S. brain-machine interface expert to direct new Wyss Center in Geneva

first_imgNeuroscientist John Donoghue of Brown University has spent the past decade working on brain-machine interfaces that allow paralyzed people to control prosthetic limbs using only their minds, a project called BrainGate. This summer, he’s packing his bags for Switzerland to become director of the new Wyss Center for Bio- and Neuro-Engineering in Geneva, part of the resurrection of an extensive research facility abandoned by pharma giant Merck Serono in 2012. The firm sold the site last year to Swiss billionaires Hansjörg Wyss and Ernesto Bertarelli—Bertarelli used to run the biotech firm Serono before Merck purchased it. The new center, funded with more than $100 million from a foundation started by Wyss, will host more than a dozen new laboratories devoted to research in areas such as neuroengineering and regenerative engineering. Science talked to Donoghue about the move. This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity.Q: What’s the mission of the new Wyss Center and your vision for the program as director?Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)A: The goal of the new Wyss Center is to make neuroprosthetics that will be practical in the real world. A lot of times we do things that look really cool to the media, but are they something that will help people in everyday life? Sometimes they’re not, or sometimes the barriers to getting them out are so formidable that they don’t get out.BrainGate is obviously why I’m so closely aligned with the mission. We have been working for now a solid decade in the human realm trying to get a product that is really able to be used by people every day, and we’re not there yet.Wyss has really quite substantial resources to provide a stable base for projects like that. The closest thing in the U.S. might be Janelia Farm, where people come to do microscopy because they have exceptionally high-quality instruments that aren’t available elsewhere.Q: Do you think that Europe provides a more stable environment for neuroscience research?A: The U.S. has absolutely extraordinary scientists and neuroscience is amazing here. I am a little disappointed that the U.S. is not investing as heavily as other countries, though. If you look at countries that are investing heavily in industry, education, and science, it’s Germany and Switzerland. Now tell me the two strongest economies in the world? Germany and Switzerland.Q: Officially you are on a 1-year sabbatical from Brown. Do you anticipate coming back to Brown in the future?A: I don’t know. I love Brown, and I never thought I would even think of going someplace else, but to have the chance to shape something like this—it’s hard to turn something that wonderful down.last_img read more

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Fernandez says Cignal HD underdog against Marinerong Pilipino; Flying V tackles CEU

first_img“We’ll find a way to matchup with them. We’re excited right now, we’re excited that we made it to the semis right away, but we’ll try to find ways to win against Marinero,” the veteran mentor said.Skippers coach Koy Banal, meanwhile, is firm in his belief that the Skippers’ miracle run, which now stretches to seven games, could still continue in the semifinals.In the other series, unbeaten top-seed Flying V wants nothing but to extend its 10-game winning streak against Centro Escolar University at 3 p.m.However, Thunder coach Eric Altamirano acknowledges that the elimination sweep will be moot if his team doesn’t get the job done.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “If you look at it, we’re the underdog. We lost to Marinero twice: one practice game, one in the eliminations,” he said, recounting the Hawkeyes’ 66-65 defeat to the Skippers on June 8.Add to that the arrival of key figures like Robbie Herndon and Renzo Subido to the opposition and we may just be bracing for an upset. “They have a totally different line up from when we faced them,” said Fernandez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut Cignal has no other choice but to take this challenge head-on as Game 1 of the semifinals begins on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Fernandez will be counting on Raymar Jose, Jason Perkins and Pamboy Raymundo to stop the tidal wave of Marinerong Pilipino in their 5 p.m. tussle. Gilas shatters Great Wall Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Gamescenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Despite coming in as the No. 2 seed, Cignal HD coach Boyet Fernandez believes that his side is at a disadvantage against Marinerong Pilipino in their best-of-three semifinals series in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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US town near Las Vegas up for sale for USD 8 million!

first_imgLos Angeles, May 29 (PTI) A town near the happening US city of Las Vegas — complete with a 10-unit hotel, a casino, a community centre and a fire station — is up for sale at a price of USD 8 million.The town Cal-Nev-Ari, about 130 km south of Las Vegas, has been put on sale by Nancy Kidwell. She and her first husband, Slim, named the town for the three states that intersect nearby (California, Nevada and Arizona).About 375 people live in the town that sports a 10-unit hotel with, a general store, a laundromat and community centre. There is even a fire station.The 520-acre land — the complete town — is up for sale at an asking price of USD 8 million, the CBS News reported.Among the residents is 12-year-old Trace Madsen. Talking about the town, he said, “it may look bland and boring, but its pretty cool.”Kidwell and her first husband had got 640 acres and a World War II dirt airstrip from the federal government at no charge in the 1960s.The only residents then were the tumbleweeds. There was neither water nor power. The couple worked hard to bring basic facilities to the town.Kidwell does everything in Cal-Nev-Ari, from ordering the beef patties for the cafe, to opening up the post office, and hiring the bartenders for the 24-hour saloon.For 51 years, Kidwell has ruled the roost in the town.”Go up and check the water tank every day, make sure its full, before I come to the casino,” she said.advertisementAsked why she does not have people for that, Kidwell said, “I wouldnt trust them. I have to see it for myself because I know the system.”But now at 78-years-old with no children or surviving spouse, Kidwell grudgingly admitted time has the upper hand.”Im selling it because Im not getting any younger,” Kidwell was quoted as saying.”I havent found the fountain of youth, and theres no one to take my place, so I have to start providing for the future of the community,” she said.Fred Marik, who is handling the sale, said more than three-quarters of the town is undeveloped — a real jackpot in a state where the feds own 80 per cent of the land. And so far there are three interested buyers. PTI ASK AKJ ASKlast_img read more

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I will close my eyes and bowl wherever MS Dhoni wants me to: Kedar Jadhav

first_imgBrief Scores: India (324/4) beat New Zealand (234) by 90 runs to take 2-0 lead in 5-match series. Bracewell (57), Kuldeep (4/45), Bhuvneshwar (2/42) (SCORECARD)Kedar Jadhav credited MS Dhoni for shaping him into the kind of cricketer he is today. On Saturday, Jadhav smashed an unbeaten 22 and shared a quick 53-run stand with Dhoni as India posted a massive 324 for 4 against New Zealand in the second ODI. The bowlers came to the party again and scrpted India’s biggest win in the country.Jadhav then went on to dismiss the dangerous Ross Taylor, thanks in no small measure to Dhoni’s cricketing acumen and his sharp reflexes as a wicketkepeer. In the first ODI at Napier, Jadhav had dismissed Henry Nicholls.In 51 ODIs so far, Jadhav has picked 24 wickets and he gives away only 4/95 runs-an-over. Like Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, Jadhav has also benefited from Dhoni’s constant guidance from behind the stumps.Jadhav is grateful to Dhoni for seeing the talent in him and today, he is more than just a partnership breaker.”The kind of cricketer I am today is because of MS Dhoni. He has always encouraged me. He had seen me in in Zimbabwe first and in the New Zealand series at home in 2016 he just wanted two overs from me and luckily for me in my second over, I got two wickets and from thereon all the seniors – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma – have been very encouraging. They give me so much confidence that I don’t feel the pressure of a part-time bowler.advertisement”I must thank Virat and Mahi bhai for letting me bowl exactly when I want t bowl. When a wicket falls, they immediately sneak in my overs so I am very lucky I think,” Jadhav told the broadcasters after the match. “In the past also, I have mentioned everytime I have a question, I look at him and he tells me ‘you have to bowl here.. you have to bowl there.’ And I close my eyes and bowl there and get a wicket.”Jadhav insisted his focus was still on batting and said he was not focussed on becoming one of the main spinners in the Indian team.”I am not trying to become the main spinner. I am pretty much trying to be a good part-time bowler who does not leak runs. Most importantly, my captain.. when he throws the ball to me, he tells me to avoid bowling boundary balls and in that process, if you pick up wickets, that’s a bonus. I feel most of the time the batsmen sometimes underestimate part-time bowlers and that is when they make mistakes. And that’s why I get lucky,” Jadhav said.On Wednesday, MS Dhoni’s genius was on full show when he plotted Trent Boult’s dismissal with Kuldeep Yadav.In the past, Chahal and Kuldeep have also credited MS Dhoni who has become a coach for the spinners on the field.Also Read | Fearless cricket paid off, says Virat Kohli after India destroy New ZealandAlso Read | Feeling good: Rohit Sharma after match-winning knock vs New Zealand in 2nd ODIAlso Read | MS Dhoni, quick as a flash, stumps Ross Taylor. Awestruck fans can’t keep calmAlso Read | Rohit-Dhawan surpass Tendulkar-Sehwag with 14th-century standlast_img read more

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Swimmers and cyclists drive Australia to top of Commonwealth medal table

first_img Since you’re here… Commonwealth Games 2018 day two: cycling, gymnastics, swimming and more – at it happened The local boy’s post-race interview was cut short as the colour appeared to visibly drain from Lewis’s face, as exhaustion and lactic acid took hold. Asked to describe how he was feeling, only one word came out: “Obliterated.”In the velodrome, Stephanie Morton repeated her day-one success in the women’s sprint, firstly defeating team partner Kaarle McCullouch in the semi-final before proving too strong for New Zealand’s Natasha Hansen in a final where she led from front wheel.In 2014 Morton delivered one of the upsets of the Glasgow Games, beating Anna Meares in the same event, and with the “queen of the boards” watching on in the arena that now bears her name it was only fitting that it was Meares’ successor Morton who recorded Australia’s 100th track cycling Commonwealth Games gold.Matt Glaetzer added a second gold in quick succession in the men’s keirin with Scotland’s Katie Archibald maintaining her cadence brilliantly to relegate Rebecca Wiasak to silver in the women’s 3000m individual pursuit, in which Annette Edmonson also claimed bronze in an all-Australian clash with Ashley Ankudinoff. Support The Guardian Share on Messenger Read more Commonwealth Games 2018 … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. View gallery Share via Email On the floor, Australia put wobbles on the beam behind them to finish with bronze in the women’s team final behind Canada and England, but the performance of the night came in Carrara, at the weightlifting.Dubbed the “world’s fittest woman” after winning the 2017 CrossFit Games, Tia-Clair Toomey successfully made the transition to weightlifting with dual PBs in both the snatch and the clean and jerk components to take gold ahead of the favourite, Canada’s Tali Darsigny, in a display of tenacity that in retrospect almost appeared inevitable.After the medal presentation Brisbane-born Toomey was reduced to tears at the memory of her cousin, Jade, who died tragically in a car accident last week.“She was there lifting that barbell with me … that was dedicated to her,” said an emotional Toomey, who made six clean lifts, 87kg in the snatch and 114kg in the clean and jerk to take gold in an event that has evaded Australia since Melbourne 2006.Australia have 36 medals in all, with 14 gold thus far, ahead of traditional rivals England in second place with nine. Commonwealth Games day two – in pictures Share on Facebook Share on WhatsAppcenter_img In a field boasting the South African Chad Le Clos and England’s James Guy, Australia’s Rio golden boys Kyle Chalmers and Mack Horton led the way, chasing down the fast-starting Le Clos to deliver an impressive one-two finish in the men’s 200m freestyle.Both the sprint specialist and the long distance star finished strongly in a result that pleased Chalmers and delighted a vocal home crowd.“We had a race plan and we stuck to it really well”, said Chalmers. “The third 50 felt pretty strong, and I knew I had a bit to give in that last 50. I could see [Guy] coming at me, but it’s awesome to go one-two with one of my best mates.”Mitch Larkin and Bradley Woodward then delivered a second Australian quinella in the men’s 100m backstroke but the result of the evening came in the women’s 100m butterfly – a pet race of Australian greats such as Susie O’Neill and Petria Thomas – where Emma McKeon and Madeleine Groves both put aside recent adversity and injury to sweep the medals alongside Brianna Throssell.James Magnussen notched a third consecutive Commonwealth Games gold in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay as the men echoed the exploits of their female counterparts from day one in grabbing gold, while an exuberant Clyde Lewis produced one of the personal bests of the Games thus far, shaving 3.5sec off his previous mark for gold in the men’s 400m individual medley. Reuse this content Australia sport Read more news Australia’s Dolphins have kickstarted the host nation’s Games with an impressive six gold, four silver and four bronzes on day two to drive Australia to the top of the medal table.Two quinellas and a remarkable third-ever clean sweep in the women’s 100m butterfly have capped a dominant night in the pool, with medals also arriving in the velodrome, weightlifting and gymnastics. Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Topics Commonwealth Gameslast_img read more

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Trekking: Kickstart the Fall with These 5 Essential Outdoor Books

first_imgMan isn’t meant to stay indoors — our weekly “Trekking” column can attest to that. It’s a column dedicated to the adventurer inside of all of us, the one pining to ditch the office humdrum for a quick surf session or seven-week jaunt in the Grand Tetons. One day we may highlight an ultra-light stove and the next a set of handmade canoe paddles. Life doesn’t just happen inside the workplace, so get outside and live it.For most men and women, the three months that encapsulate the fall are a time of absolute bliss. It’s a moment to quietly reflect on the passing summer with a warm drink, and a chance to cozy up with a book you’ve been dying to peruse but just didn’t get around to during your mid-year travels. And while outdoor enthusiasts might not be able to capitalize on the inspiration they cull from their forays into outdoor literature immediately — the weather isn’t always as forgiving in autumn as it is in the summer, after all — it doesn’t mean you can’t find satisfaction in the plights and perils of others.Thankfully, there’s a slew of fantastic novels about the great outdoors to catch up on, whether you’re looking for a harrowing tale of a man haphazardly drifting in the Atlantic or an expose on two brothers who grapple with number of metaphysical questions in rural Montana. Below are a few of our favorite outdoor books to pass the time while you wait for the snow to hit or ice to thaw — whatever comes first.The Monkey Wrench Gang, by Edward AbbeyAbbey’s Monkey Wrench Gang is an underground cult classic. It’s the explosive tale of four ecologically-minded individuals who attempt to sabotage the wave of industrial development sweeping the American southwest, whether it be clear-cutting or unnecessary dam building. The book has helped spur a myriad environmental organizations since its debut in 1975 — i.e. Greenpeace, Earth First! — effortlessly splicing together hippy anarchism with traits culled from the best spaghetti westerns of the late ’60s. Is it radical? Absolutely. Yet, Abbey’s simplistic prose and subtle humor make it a delectable read.Tracks, by Robyn DavidsonTraveling 1,700 miles through the Australian desert is tough — doing it with little more than a fleet of camels and your dog is even tougher. However, that’s precisely what Robyn Davidson did in 1977, first chronicling her tired journey for National Geographic and later in her grand memoir, Tracks. The latter functions as a solitary adventure novel, ripe with humor and fraught with Davidson’s evolving thoughts on sex, race, and the nature of the Australian outback. There’s even a slight touch of romance amid the hostility, though, it’s the underlying politics and personal insights that anchor her feature-length journey.A River Runs Through It, by Norman Maclean“There was no clear line between religion and fly fishing” in early 20th-century Montana, or at least the late Norman Maclean claims, in what has become his American classic. The short, semi-autobiographical story — one of three novellas in the collection — examines Maclean’s fractured relationship with his brother Paul and their upbringing in rural Montana. The prose is deeply poetic and profound, often applying vivid descriptions of fishing and nature to the metaphysical questions we all grapple with at some point or another. It’s filled with a sense of wonder that’s borderline ethereal at times.Not Without Peril, by Nicholas HoweMount Washington stands some 6,200 feet above the state of New Hampshire, which is also conveniently doubles as the childhood stomping grounds of one veteran journalist Nicholas Howe. That said, Not Without Peril is more so a constellation of stories revolving around the hazardous peak than a single one, chronicling an abundance of ill-fated climbing treks upon the mountain’s slopes dating back as far as 1849. Howe doesn’t judge those who died unprepared and unaware, though, but merely recounts their misadventures with stunning detail and thorough backstory on the surrounding Presidential Range.Adrift, by Steven CallahanThere are countless tales of people being lost at sea, but few of them are riveting as what happened to Steven Callahan when his small sloop capsized a mere six days out from the Canary Islands. Written much like a journal and outfitted with a cornucopia of sketches, Callahan vividly accounts his 76 days at sea, touching on the time he spent spearfishing, retrieving fresh water, and plugging holes in his rubber lifeboat. His inner struggles are just as captivating as those he faces outside, too, whether he’s seeing clear visages of God in the crests of the waves or simply finding solace in his quiet solidarity. The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: Redux All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Editors’ Recommendations The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now last_img read more

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UN tourism body warns against overreaction to SARS

“We deeply sympathize with those affected,” WTO Secretary-General Francesco Frangialli says in a press release in Madrid. “But although it is important for the tourism industry to take SARS very seriously, it should not over-react to an epidemic which seems to have been brought under control in most countries which had been affected.”WTO, an inter-governmental body entrusted by the UN with the promotion and development of tourism, is planning to launch as soon as possible an initiative regarding travel advisories and it warns of a wave of paranoia affecting non-infected destinations. “While governments and other institutions must assume their responsibilities in protecting citizens from proven risks, the recommended restrictions should be no broader than strictly needed to avoid creating additional problems for industries like tourism, which can make such a decisive contribution to social and economic development,” Mr. Frangialli says.Noting its rapid spread from one corner of the world to another by travellers, and cases of transmission in hotels, restaurants, places of entertainment, or planes, WTO says SARS is perceived to be linked to tourism itself, even though local transmission such as close contact in households, hospitals and other contexts is far more prevalent. Out of thousands of probable SARS cases, only five are believed to have possibly resulted from transmission in a plane, and those occurred before screening and other security measures were introduced in many airports and companies, it adds.The agency says the impact on global tourism is liable to be all the more severe since, as in the Bali attack last year, it chiefly concerns the only region in the world, Asia-Pacific, that has recently seen strong, sustained growth in its flows – eight per cent in 2002. “Moreover, the reality of the epidemic is being compounded by its intense coverage by the media, which has led to a veritable wave of paranoia in certain countries,” the release states. “In such circumstances, Asian destinations that have not recorded any cases of infection to date – including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, the Philippines and Thailand – have suffered almost as much as the areas actually affected, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.” read more

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South Sudan commits to strengthening national response to HIVAIDS – UN agency

“These efforts are a testament to the resilience of the South Sudanese people and a clear sign of their desire to achieve a viable independent State,” UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director of Programme, Luiz Loures said following a meeting in the capital, Juba, with President Salva Kiir.In 2012, an estimated 150,000 people were living with HIV in South Sudan, with AIDS-related deaths almost doubling since 2001, from 6,900 to 13,000 in 2012, according to UNAIDS.The UN agency also noted that of those who were eligible for lifesaving antiretroviral therapy under the UN World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2010 guidelines, just 9 per cent had access. While only 13 per cent of pregnant women living with HIV had access to services to prevent transmission of the virus to their child. The population of South Sudan, which gained independence from Sudan in July 2011, is largely made up of young people. More than half of the population is under the age of 18, and 72 per is cent under the age of 30, according to the World Bank.Following the meeting with UNAIDS, President Kiir acknowledged the necessity to tailor HIV services to the needs of young people, “If they are left vulnerable, there will be no country.”During the meeting, the UN agency said that Dr. Loures emphasized the need to firmly engage the armed forces in the response to HIV. The UN has been working with non-governmental partners to provide condoms to the South Sudanese military in a bid to tackle the high rates of infection among soldiers, estimated at over four per cent. In an effort to tackle this trend, the army established an HIV Secretariat in 2006. Dr. Loures also addressed the UN peacekeeping mission troops deployed in South Sudan working with UNMISS. He highlighted the responsibility that peacekeepers have in preventing gender-based violence and sexual exploitation in their operational zones – two key factors that exacerbate the spread of HIV in conflict and post-conflict settings, as outlined in the UN Security Council in Resolution 1983.In addition to President Kiir, the Deputy Executive Director also met with other government officials during his visit, as well as UN development partners. read more

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Ohio State completes the chase starts a new one right away

Coach Urban Meyer leads the OSU football team onto the field at AT&T Stadium before the College Football Playoff National Championship game against Oregon in Arlington, Texas. OSU won, 42-20.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe Buckeyes completed the chase, but a new journey started right away.It all began for Ohio State when Alabama beat Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship in Urban Meyer’s first year as the OSU coach. After that game, Meyer realized the Buckeyes needed to step up in order to find a way to the top.“I saw a team (Alabama) that I thought — obviously it just dominated in the national championship game, and they looked better than we did,” Meyer said Monday. “So somehow we had to get to that level, and that was the chase.”The chase Meyer had in mind back in January 2013 ended when the Buckeyes beat Oregon in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, even beating the Crimson Tide along the way.But championship aside, a new chase started for Meyer and his team as soon as the 2014-15 season ended.During a Tuesday press conference, Meyer said he expects a strong team to be back for a new chase next season, and stressed he wants the Buckeyes to continue to work for what they earn.“I think we’ll be very good,” Meyer said. “I think we have to watch for complacency in the program, and we’re going to watch that very closely.”He added the first step toward preparing for another championship run will be laying out the path with the help of assistant athletic director for football sports performance Mickey Marotti.“My right-hand man is Mickey Marotti, so we’ll visit today at some point and start putting our calendar together and having conversations with players about futures,” Meyer said Tuesday. “It’s a very complicated machine.”With the help of staffers like Marotti, Meyer has made that machine run smoothly, despite hitting multiple speed bumps along the way. Senior quarterback Braxton Miller — one of the favorites for the Heisman Trophy heading into the season — tore the labrum in his throwing shoulder less than two weeks before the opener. Then, with redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett under center, the Buckeyes lost to unranked Virgina Tech in week two.Ten games later, Barrett was a Heisman candidate and OSU seemed to be streaking into College Football Playoff consideration. But Barrett fractured his ankle against Michigan in the regular-season finale and redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones was thrust into the spotlight for the first time in his career, Twitter gaffes aside. But long story short, Jones found a way to succeed, and helped the Buckeyes shock the world against Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game and then Alabama and Oregon in the playoffs. While Jones was thrust into the chase itself late in the game, he said he witnessed the beginning of it as soon as he arrived in Columbus.“(Meyer’s) first team meeting was actually my first day on campus as well,” Jones said Monday. “And the way he attacked the team and let us know it was time for a change and it started at the top with the culture.”Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott, who arrived at OSU a year after Meyer, said the Ashtabula, Ohio, native sparked the team to rise to a new level.“I think the biggest thing with coach Meyer, he just demands excellence out of everybody, every aspect of your life,” Elliott said after the championship game. “When he demands that every day from you, you don’t have a choice but to change.”Now with his sights set on the same destination, but in a future location, Meyer said he’s not yet sure what exactly to expect next season.“Tough questions, man. We just won a championship,” he said.The Buckeyes are set to open up the 2015 season against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Va., and Meyer said he at least knows the Buckeyes will be fielding a talented team of champions. But beyond that, the three-time national champion’s focus was on the moment at hand.“I’ve got a bunch of really good players. I love our coaching staff,” he said Tuesday. “The word ‘repeat,’ we’ll have that conversation, certainly not today. It’s about enjoying it.” read more

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Final rally comes up short as Ohio State mens lacrosse falls to

OSU junior midfielder Johnny Pearson (30) during a game against Notre Dame on March 26 at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Cameron Carr | Lantern PhotographerA late push was not enough at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, as the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team fell to No. 2 Notre Dame by a score of 9-8.OSU junior midfielder Johnny Pearson scored four goals and assisted on one more in the losing effort, which brought the Buckeyes’ record to 5-5 on the season and extended their losing streak to four games.The Buckeyes were down 7-4 to begin the fourth quarter and 9-6 with less than four minutes left. Two goals, one from Pearson and another from senior attacker Carter Brown, cut the deficit to one with 2:27 remaining in the final period. The Fighting Irish defense clamped down in the remaining time, however, to secure the win and bump their record up to 6-1 on the year.“I just wish we had a couple more minutes left in that game,” said OSU coach Nick Myers. “We’re getting closer to the 60 minutes that we need … and just ran out of time unfortunately.”Pearson nearly matched his season total of five goals in the game, giving him nine scores on the year, and led an OSU attack that notched eight goals against the nation’s top defense in preventing goals, Notre Dame.“Johnny’s a guy that we need that from. We’ve challenged him to step up,” Myers said. “He’s a good range shooter. We felt like today we were going to need to take a few of those shots in order to try and get some goals, and he did a nice job.”OSU redshirt junior midfielder and co-captain Tyler Pfister also praised the play of his teammate.“Johnny’s great. He’s got an amazing skill set, and we just want to utilize that more,” he said.Notre Dame started the scoring after a pushing penalty on OSU freshman midfielder Logan Maccani resulted in a 30-second extra-man opportunity for the Fighting Irish. Sophomore attacker Mikey Wynne capitalized by throwing a strike into the back of the net to give Notre Dame the early lead.OSU responded with its own man-up goal a few minutes later when junior attacker Austin Shanks scored his 11th goal of the season to tie the game at one.A pair of goals for the Buckeyes and one more for Notre Dame ended the first quarter with OSU leading by a score of 3-2.The Scarlet and Gray were aggressive in their shot-taking in the first quarter, holding a 10-4 lead in that category in the period.Each team scored a goal in the second quarter to give the Scarlet and Gray a 4-3 lead heading into halftime.Both defenses played extremely well in the second quarter. Notre Dame’s defense caused multiple OSU turnovers, and OSU redshirt junior goalie Tom Carey made five of his 12 saves in the period.Notre Dame came out firing on all cylinders in the third quarter. The defense began to extend itself out more, causing OSU turnovers and not allowing the Buckeyes to attempt many shots.The Fighting Irish capitalized on the play of their defense, scoring four goals in the period while shutting out OSU to take a 7-4 lead heading into the fourth. Wynne scored his third goal of the game in the period, and preseason first-team All-American senior attacker Matt Kavanagh also scored for the Irish.“It looked like we were a bit tentative there until we got back into the game and settled in,” Myers said. “It allowed them the chance to make a little run.”Now staring at a four-game losing streak, the Scarlet and Gray must prepare for the start of Big Ten play next week against Penn State. However, the team is trying to cast the game in a positive light, Pfister said.“We’re definitely taking steps in the right direction,” Pfister said. “You try to build off the positives and learn from the negatives.”Myers said the recent string of losses, all of which came against top 20 opponents, is something his team can learn from.“I think we’ve proven now in these last four or five games, in terms of who we’ve played, that we’re capable of playing with anyone,” he said. “But we got to get over that hump, and being close isn’t good enough.”OSU’s next game against Penn State is scheduled to begin at noon on April 3 at the ’Shoe. read more

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Womens Basketball No 8 Ohio State attempts to bounce back with road

Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell shoots a shot during the Buckeyes’ game against Washington on Nov. 19. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorAfter an 84-75 loss to No. 19 Michigan Tuesday night, the No. 8 Ohio State women’s basketball team (16-3, 5-1 Big Ten) will head on the road for a Monday night game against No. 14 Maryland (16-3, 5-1 Big Ten). In the last matchup between the two teams, the Buckeyes upset the No. 2 Terrapins 98-87 at the end of the regular season last year. In recent years, Maryland has been the Big Ten’s powerhouse, winning the conference the past two years. Though this year’s Terrapin team lacks the star-power of recent years, Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff stressed his team’s need to be prepared for another top-25 team.“They’re good, they’re talented, they’re well coached, they’re used to winning,” Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said. “They have an expectation to win. They’re gonna be ready. We’ll have to be really good on Monday.”The Terrapins have won 14 of their last 15 games with the lone loss coming Jan. 11 against the Michigan State Spartans.Redshirt senior guard Linnae Harper said the team will need to come in with the same level of intensity if it hopes to come away with a win against the Terrapins, like it did last year.“The amount of focus that we had, the amount of intensity and effort we brought, all of us that played that game we just brought it,” Harper said. “We played together, our chemistry was great and we really wanted to win. We have to approach this upcoming game the same way we approached it last year and make sure that we’re doing everything we have to do to get the win.”Maryland sophomore guard Kaila Charles, who leads her team in scoring with 17.1 points per game, must pick up the workload offensively. The Terrapins’ second-leading scorer, sophomore guard Blair Watson, suffered a torn ACL in a January practice that will force her to miss the remainder of the season. Watson was averaging 13.8 points per game prior to the injury.The Terrapins’ depth has helped them absorb the loss of Watson this season.  Maryland has six active players who put up at least 10.5 points per game, and would have been seven had Watson not suffered a season-ending injury.This game will have major implications on which team takes the edge in the Big Ten. Ohio State and Maryland are tied for first atop the conference and both are the only teams with one loss. Conference control is not McGuff’s main focus, though.“I just think it’s about us being prepared for this game and putting our best foot forward here, as we saw Tuesday anything can happen,” McGuff said. In the Big Ten there’s a lot of parity this year. We need to take this game first and go from there.”The Buckeyes will need to find a way to put up points on a night when the 3-pointer does not fall. While they were aggressive and hit 17-of-22 free throws the previous game, they shot 36 percent from the field, which hindered their second-half productivity. McGuff said he would like to see his team stay patient, even when shots aren’t dropping for the team. “One, continue to take good shots no matter what,” McGuff said. “Two, just continue to work [on it]. I think we’ve, knock on wood, done a better job recently getting some balance in our offense, scoring a little bit more around the basket and I think we need to continue to do that.” read more

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Learning To Love The Olympics Filthy Water ZikaFree Tube Socks And All

The best part has been seeing the athletes, who are even more impressive in real life than they are in ESPN’s Body issue. Ryan Lochte’s recently bleached hair looked more blue than blond against a backdrop of the blue Olympics logo, and Claressa Shields — the first female boxer in the U.S. to win gold — is ridiculously jacked and startlingly soft-spoken. It was jarring to hear such a delicate voice come out of a body that could rip you in two.So far, everything has been pretty great for me in spite of concerns about infrastructure (the traffic is unreal) and security (the Brazil Ministry of Justice fired its security team less than a week ago and put the local police in charge). I’m here for three weeks; I get to see the spectacle and be in a beautiful city, and then I get to go home. The larger issues that have been thrust into the spotlight because the Olympics are taking place in Brazil will still be here — the people who have been displaced, the workers who haven’t been paid, the sewage polluting the waters. But on the ground, Rio isn’t the apocalyptic hellscape from the media hype cycle so much as it is a city that has overextended its resources and is trying to keep its rougher edges just out of view.I left the press center and walked a few hundred yards to find a home, still inside Olympic Park, with a big sign on it that reads in Portuguese, “Amendment 74 Area of Special Social Interest. We have the right to live here. It remains to be seen if there are any morals left in the justice system or if it’s all corrupt. Not everyone has a price!” We’re on the ground in Rio covering the 2016 Summer Olympics. Check out all our coverage here.RIO DE JANEIRO — For a lot of FiveThirtyEight sports stories, there’s not much need to be watching live. We’re trained to ignore hot takes from announcers, to remember that fluke plays can be meaningless. Most of what we know and understand about the games we love is gleaned from careful analysis after the game is over.During the 2014 World Cup, we came to understand Lionel Messi’s greatness by looking at how efficient a shooter he was (the ninth-most-efficient overall, but the best shooter when we adjusted for the shots he took) — that helped us contextualize just how abnormal it was for him to miss this sitter in the final. But his stats don’t necessarily capture the discombobulated, cracked-earth sensation of Messi not being Messi. After he missed that shot, how many Brahma beers were hurled by fans in the sky-blue jerseys of La Albiceleste? His national-team disappointments have been noted statistically, but what does the weight of national expectation sound and smell and feel like in a stadium of 75,000 screaming maniacs?That’s why I wanted to come to the Olympics. I’ve never covered an event of this magnitude, for this long — and I’m overwhelmed and scared and excited! I wanted to be here for the tactile data: to understand how different countries handle winning and losing, to see whose fans are the loudest and which stadiums are silent — and maybe to share some weird anecdotes about the things I’m doing and seeing along the way.Before I left, fears about Zika virus were rampant, or maybe they were just especially high at the Upper West Side location of AdvantageCare Physicians. My doctor prescribed the CDC-recommended typhoid vaccine, along with some anti-diarrhea pills (that I haven’t had to use!) and an outfit best described as Ph.D.-student-about-to-ride-a-bike, which was assembled using notes such as “keep your pant legs tucked into your socks.” At the risk of coming off like Hope Solo, here you go: I did this only once before realizing that it was overkill. I haven’t seen many bugs, but I know the concern is not about quantity of bugs but which ones carry Zika. I spent time at Guanabara Bay, the main site for the Olympic sailing events, with some of the U.S. sailing team and staff, and they told me that the water seemed a little better since runoff sewage had been closed off from dumping into the bay. The Associated Press reported this week that at a lagoon where Olympic rowing will take place, adenovirus (which can cause fever, diarrhea and pink eye, among other symptoms) readings were lower than they were in March 2015 but still at “hair-raising” levels. From where I was, on the shores of Guanabara Bay, the water appeared clean, if not downright beautiful, with Sugarloaf Mountain in the background. But I didn’t swim in it. Over at the main press center at Olympic Park, some journalists have complained about the lack of free coffee and food options. THERE’S A PRESS CENTER WITH FREE COFFEE. It’s packed, and the free stuff runs out. But there’s another place to buy food. As a first-timer, I can’t contextualize just how good or bad things really are; people have told me “it’s better than Sochi” and “it’s so much worse than London.” Once, when I peed, the entire toilet paper holder came free of the wall. But I just set it down and got some toilet paper. On the other side of the city, more than an hour away from Olympic Park and the families it has pushed out, I waited in line to take a picture with the Olympic rings on the tourist-filled Copacabana beach. It was crowded but semi-orderly, as people took turns exchanging phones to take photos of one another. I always think selfies turn out better, so I flipped the camera around on my face only to catch a woman dressed all in gold holding a novelty torch. “What you can’t get from TV, and what I came to really love about the Olympics, were the little shavings on the factory floor, the curious byproducts of an event that brings together so many people from so many places in such narrow quarters,” reflected one reporter after the London Olympics. I’ll be here for the next few weeks, trying to find as many data-y things on the factory floor to share, but I’m eager to hear what you are seeing at home too. So leave me a note in the comments, tweet me, email me! I’ll try my best to deliver the same data-driven reporting we always provide, along with a sober, skeptical eye on the narratives the rest of the sports writing world is selling. read more

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Column Upcoming EU timber regulations are two steps behind environmental reality

first_imgFollowing the proposed sell-off of harvesting rights on Coillte forests earlier this week – which the Irish Timber Council says could put as many as 2,500 jobs in jeopardy – Dermot McNally considers the fate of the forestry industry, upcoming regulations, and the demand for ethically-produced timber. NEW EU TIMBER regulations will come into force this month. This badly needed piece of legislation prohibits placing timber on the EU market if it was illegally harvested. To achieve this end, the regulations set out procedures which any operator placing timber products onto the EU market for the first time must adhere to.The obvious thing to point out is that the regulations don’t address the actual holistic environmental impact of timber as its makes its journey from forest, to processing, to final market. Take for example solid oak furniture – very fashionable in domestic cabinet furniture across the UK and Ireland. Much American Oak is harvested legally in the US, shipped to Asia for processing in factories and reshipped (with thick layers of polystyrene and cardboard packaging) into the UK and Irish markets. So while the example above is legal and traceable, timber products created in this way are creating a huge carbon footprint given the use of fossil fuels in shipping and packaging.Truly sustainable forestryThat point aside, there are a host of weaknesses which belittle the regulations and will hamper efforts to achieve truly sustainable forestry management across the globe.Firstly the certification process for timbers is varied by region and authority making compliance less transparent and less reliable. This facet is exacerbated by language barriers, the possibility of corruption, and a disappointing indifference by some national governments who are keen to facilitate their burgeoning domestic wood processors regardless of timber source.Is there a chance that, without a watertight pan-national cross checking of “certificates of origin”, there could be a duplication of certificates; ie, a timber saw mill or a wood processor could give the same certificates to different customers – the chances of these certificates coming across the desk of the same enforcement agency are slim.Enforcement is the next great unknown – will enforcement agents have adequate resources to do so? This is critical as failure to enforce the regulations thoroughly could be inviting dumping of timber products onto the UK and ROI markets as tough enforcement in other member states closes the outlet for uncertified timber products.Will customers pay for ethically produced goods?Where enforcement is haphazard or unlikely, firms stringently adhering to the rules will incur additional costs relative to their less ethical competitors. And the sad truth is, as most retailers will concur I’m sure, is that only a very small percentage of consumers will actually pay more for ethically produced goods.The regulations state that “due diligence” should be used to try and to determine the source of the timbers in products, which from my reading commits the importer to try their “best” to guarantee the source. However the physical nature of timber make this very difficult; how can local enforcement officials assess the species type or quantity of timbers actually used in a piece of furniture without time consuming and expensive raw material testing?Similarly how much timber can actually be used from a certified log and how much waste is there in a 15metre high Indonesian Mindi tree? Can we make 100 chairs or 500 chairs? Is it feasible that a proportion of the timber used in a chair is from a certified Mindi plantation but the rest is from a uncertified source? Who will be able to prove otherwise?Holistic solution still a long way offSo with all these potential pit falls what is likely to happen in the UK and Ireland?It’s possible that a high profile enforcement of sorts is likely as happened in the USA. The USA are a little ahead of Europe – they extended the Lacey Act to prohibit the placing of illegally harvested timbers into the USA in 2008. Gibson Guitars were raided by US officials in November 2009 and in August 2012 Gibson finally agreed to pay $600,000 for importing illegal Madagascan Rosewood. They also consented to confiscation of the same illegal timbers from their HQ in Nashville. Given the severity of the penalty, other US timber importers are likely to take note.But for the time being at least the chopping, fudging and importing of illegally harvested timber is likely to continue; and a holistic solution to sustainable forestry management is still a long way off.Dermot McNally is MD of McNally & Finlay, a manufacturing and wholesaling business in Monaghan, ROIRead: ‘2,500 jobs jeopardised’ by sale of Coillte’s harvesting rights – reportlast_img read more

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The 5 at 5 Monday

first_img Monday 13 Feb 2017, 4:53 PM 1 Comment Short URL Source: Shutterstock/Julija SapicEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #WHISTLEBLOWERS: Child and family agency Tusla is to appear before a Dáil committee next week as the Sergeant Maurice McCabe controversy rumbles on. Meanwhile, Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone says she “has not considered” resigning, while Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan insists she won’t step aside as she is “innocent”.2. #NO CONFIDENCE: Sinn Féin has published its motion of no confidence in the Government.3. #HAROLD’S CROSS: Dublin’s iconic greyhound racing track at Harold’s Cross has been closed.4. #COURTS: A man who claimed he was injured after being trapped in a Luas door has lost his €60,000 claim.5. #OFFALY: Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after a man in his 30s died in a single vehicle crash last night. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3237100 The 5 at 5: Monday O’Sullivan won’t quit, and Tusla to appear before Oireachtas committee – it’s the five at five. 6,895 Views Feb 13th 2017, 4:53 PM By Cianan Brennan Share1 Tweet Email last_img read more

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Dublin teenager who broke mans front teeth to show his friends he

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Monday 1 Apr 2019, 5:47 PM https://jrnl.ie/4571534 Share294 Tweet Email1 40,035 Views Short URL A TEENAGER WHO launched an unprovoked attack on a Mexican national that resulted in the victim losing half of both of his front teeth has been jailed for 18 months.Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that Clayton Brennan, 19, punched and kicked the man because he “wanted to show himself as a tough man in front of his friends”.Brennan of Dunawley Grove, Clondalkin, Dublin, pleaded guilty to assault causing harm at Bachelors Walk, Dublin, on 27 April, 2016.Judge Sinéad Ní Chúlacháin said this was a serious and “completely unprovoked attack”. She said Brennan kicked the victim after knocking him to the ground.She noted that he has attended eduction while in custody and applied himself well.She suspended the last six months of a two year prison term on condition he refrain from any mind altering substance and obeys the instructions of the Probation Service.Garda Eric Keogh told Garrett McCormack BL, prosecuting, that Jose Mondragon was sitting on the Liffey boardwalk when Brennan sat beside him.The victim tried to leave but a number of youths surrounded him, before Brennan hit him in the temple, causing him to fall to the ground and strike his mouth against a tree pot.Brennan pushed him to the ground repeatedly as he tried to stand back up. The victim escaped by jumping over a wall once Brennan stopped pushing him.Speaking in court, the victim said that he had come to Ireland to learn English.Half of his two front teeth were lost in the assault and the total price to repair them was €4,205.As the victim walked past the accused after giving his statement to the court, Brennan extended his hand to him and he shook it.Brennan, who was 16 years old at the time of the offence, has eight previous convictions.These include an offence of assault causing serious harm at Dame Lane, Dublin, in May of 2016, when he “glassed an individual”.He is currently serving a five year sentence with the final two years suspended for violent disorder, arson and criminal damage.These relate to an incident on 29 August, 2016 in which a unit at Oberstown Children Detention Campus was set alight and had to be demolished.Brennan is set to be released from custody on 30 January, 2020 and will remain under supervision of the Probation Service for a further 18 months.Kevin White BL, defending, said that his client had been the victim of significant bullying throughout his schooling, including incidents in which his shoes were stolen and he was pushed into a bonfire.Counsel said that his client showed guilt and remorse for committing this offence.He extended an apology on Brennan’s behalf to the victim, and told the court Brennan had “wanted to show himself as a tough man in front of his friends”. Image: Rollingnews.iecenter_img The Courts of Criminal Justice Apr 1st 2019, 5:47 PM By Brion Hoban 46 Comments Dublin teenager who broke man’s front teeth ‘to show his friends he was tough’ jailed for 18 months Clayton Brennan assaulted the man in Dublin city centre in April 2016. The Courts of Criminal Justice Image: Rollingnews.ielast_img read more

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411 WWE RAW averages 353 million viewers this week on the USA

first_img Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Twitter Facebook Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp raw always does good the night after wm. i mean 2.5 isnt bad in this day and age, where more and more people are turning away from tv in favor of social media and online tv and movie websites now. Scarlet Fu Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Pinterest WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It SteelCity1981 Roman Reigns is in Remission 1 COMMENT WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Last night’s 4/11 WWE RAW from Los Angeles drew a 2.50 cable rating with an average audience of 3.53 million viewers on Monday night according to Showbuzzdaily.com.The first hour drew 3.474 million viewers, the second hour saw a bump up to 3.687 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night dropping back down to 3.427 million viewers. This is down from last week’s show that drew a 2.93 cable rating with an average audience of 4.09 million viewers.RAW averaged a 1.25 rating among adults 18-49 on Monday night, down from the 1.55 last week. Despite the drop in viewers, RAW ended up as the No. 2 show on cable on Monday night. Next week’s show will be pre-taped from London and could see another drop in the overall TV audience.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipStreaming Is Taking Big Position in Media Landscape, Koplovitz SaysVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 4:57/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 33.26%0:00Remaining Time -4:57 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ April 12, 2016 at 10:07 pm Streaming Is Taking Big Position in Media Landscape, Koplovitz Says Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitterlast_img read more

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