‘Dynamic Link’ Between Photoshop and Final Cut Pro X

first_imgA new feature in Adobe Photoshop CC makes it easier to update your image files in Final Cut Pro X!Although there isn’t an official “Dynamic Link” between Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro X (like there is with Premiere Pro), similarly you can actually have your files automatically update in FCPX by enabling a simple, yet powerful Photoshop setting.Generate Image Assets is new to Photoshop CC and it will come in handy when you’re creating graphics for your video editing projects.To enable this feature, from the Menu Bar choose File > Generate > Image Assets.The following video tutorial by Chris Fenwick of DigitalCINEMACafe.com shows how using this feature will generate flattened image files on the fly.With Generate Image Assets enabled, append a layer or group in your Photoshop project with an image file extension (.jpg or .png for example).Photoshop will automatically turn this layer or group into a standalone image file and save it to your system.Bring this file into FCPX. Now when you go back and make any changes in Photoshop the file will automatically update in FCPX.This feature allows you to make quick changes in Photoshop without resaving and is a big timesaver for creating multiple versions of the same graphic (lower thirds for instance). Thanks Chris for sharing!On a side note: DigitalCINEMACafe is a great video production & video production audio podcast. Get more info and subscribe here.last_img read more

Those coming from Hyderabad with moneybags are biggest allies of BJP, says Mamata

first_imgWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee again made a veiled attack on the AIMIM on Wednesday saying, leaders visiting the state from Hyderabad with moneybags and claiming to be sympathisers of Muslims are the “biggest allies” of the BJP.Also Read AIMIM likely to contest Bengal polls in 2021: Owaisi  Ms. Banerjee urged the Muslim community not to trust leaders visiting from outside and only repose faith on leaders from the state as they can only fight for the cause of the people of West Bengal.“Don’t trust leaders who come from outisde and try to present themselves as your (minority) sympathisers. Only leaders from Bengal can fight for your cause. Those who are visiting from Hyderabad with money bags and claiming to be sympathizers of Muslims are biggest allies of BJP,” Ms. Banerjee said while addressing a public meeting.Marking a shift in her rhetoric on religious extremism, Ms. Banerjee had, at an event in Cooch Behar on Monday, asked people to refrain from listening to “minority extremists” who have their base in Hyderabad, apparently targeting Asaduddin Owaisi, a Lok Sabha MP from that city.The comment drew sharp reactions from Mr. Owaisi who hit back on Tuesday saying, Muslims in the TMC chief’s state are ranked “worst” on development indicators.last_img read more

IOA asks AITA to explain why it picked Sania’s mother as support staff

first_imgThe Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Friday sent a show cause notice to the All India Tennis Association (AITA) for including tennis star Sania Mirza’s mother Nasima Mirza in its official contingent for the London Olympics.Nasima’s inclusion in the tennis team’s support staff had caused a furore with many citing it as AITA’s attempt to pacify the upset Sania after she had lashed out at being used as bait?? by the AITA to placate Leander Paes, who had been rejected as a partner by fellow Indians Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna.Taking objection to Nasima’s nomination, the top Indian sports body has asked the AITA on why a team of five support staff was being sent with the seven players, especially when only three officials were allowed per team as per the IOA norms.The AITA had nominated Nasima as the manager of the women’s team citing her previous experience at big events.IOA acting president V.K. Malhotra confirmed to Headlines Today that it has sent a show cause notice to the AITA to clarify on Nasima’s nomination as a support staff.last_img read more

Richmond’s charmed life ends with Alex Rance to have knee reconstruction

first_imgShare on Messenger Share via Email Support The Guardian AFL Since you’re here… Carlton Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Australian rules football Richmond’s dream injury run among their top AFL stars is over, with Alex Rance to undergo a knee reconstruction. Rance landed awkwardly in the third quarter of Thursday night’s season-opening win over Carlton and was in agony as he limped from the MCG.While the top defender was in good spirits when he emerged from the changerooms in the last quarter, scans on Friday confirmed the Tigers’ worst fears that he has ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Richmond … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.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 need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.center_img Australia sport news Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Richmond beat Carlton in AFL 2019 season opener – as it happened The five-time All Australian will consult a surgeon on Friday ahead of surgery in coming days, Richmond said in a statement.It means this season is the first time since 2014 that one of their top four players – Rance, captain Trent Cotchin, Dustin Martin and Jack Riewoldt – has not played at least 20 games in a season. Rance played 18 games in 2014.Coach Damien Hardwick said some teammates were in tears on Thursday night as the severity of Rance’s injury became apparent. But he pointed to West Coast, who lost ruckman Nic Naitanui to a knee reconstruction, Andrew Gaff to suspension and Brad Sheppard (hamstring) on the way to last year’s premiership.“Last year, West Coast – Naitanui goes down,” Hardwick said. “These things can be overcome.” He nominated young defender Ryan Garthwaite, who played two senior games last season, as a teammate who could take Rance’s spot in the side.Hardwick did not hide their bitter disappointment at the likely bad news. “Your heart sinks because you’ve been through a lot with this guy, been through a journey,” he said.“Then to have it taken away from you [in] round one, it is disappointing. We walk away with four points, but we certainly walk away disappointed – we’ve lost a warrior.”While Hardwick said Richmond would deal with the setback, he added players had taken the news hard. “It’s not to say they don’t feel pain – I have guys in tears, knowing they’ve possibly lost a comrade for 12 months,” he said.Richmond kicked away in the last term to beat Carlton by 33 points and star recruit Tom Lynch kicked three goals, but Hardwick said there was plenty of room for improvement.“I thought it was clunky,” Hardwick said of their performance. “We left a lot of goals on the table. Our composure across the forward half wasn’t what it normally is. Read more Share on Facebook Topics Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Housing Agency Undertaking Infrastructure Upgrading Project in Grange Pen, St. James

first_imgStory Highlights The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) and Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) have partnered to undertake an infrastructure upgrading project in Grange Pen, Montego Bay, St. James.This was announced by the HAJ’s Technical Services Director, Rosemarie Brown, who indicated that the TEF has committed approximately $900 million in funding support.She was speaking during a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank at the Agency’s Head Office in Kingston.Ms. Brown said the scope of work will include upgrading of the water supply system and sewage disposal facilities, regularisation of citizens’ electricity supply, and road rehabilitation.The Director advised that National Energy Solutions Limited (NESol) has commenced work to regularise the electricity service.Ms. Brown also announced that the HAJ is looking to undertake several other projects islandwide during the 2019/20 fiscal year.These, she indicated, include a vacant property in Grange Pen “that we will be collaborating with [a] private-sector [partner] to develop”.“We’ve started advertising for expressions of interest, and that will close at the end of March. When those come in, we will evaluate and then move to the next stage which is pre-qualification,” Ms. Brown outlined.Thereafter, she said, “we will be in a position to recommend a prospective joint-venture partner for that project”. The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) and Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) have partnered to undertake an infrastructure upgrading project in Grange Pen, Montego Bay, St. James. last_img read more

JetBlue says Airbus joint venture with Bombardier secondary reason to order A220

first_imgMONTREAL – Shares of Bombardier Inc. hit a nearly seven-year high Wednesday after the C Series jet it developed secured the largest order since the announcement of a joint venture with Airbus.JetBlue Airways Corp. ordered 60 of the aircraft, renamed by Airbus as the A220-300, for delivery starting in 2020 with the option for another 60 starting in 2025.The firm deal announced late Tuesday was valued at US$5.4 billion at list prices, but airlines typically receive large discounts.The airline said the plane’s economics was the primary motivation rather than Airbus taking majority control over the aircraft’s joint venture which happened after JetBlue launched its 15-month review.“The marriage between Bombardier and Airbus was a secondary factor,” chief financial officer Stephen Priest said in a conference call.“But the good news about that when it came to fruition was it allowed us to reshape our Airbus orderbook to make sure that we continue to maintain our mid- to high single-digit capacity growth over the foreseeable future.”Bombardier shares climbed to $5.58 in early trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, a price last reached in August 2011. They closed up three cents at $5.43 in the afternoon session.Five A220 planes are scheduled to be delivered in the first year, ramping up to a high of 22 in 2024.JetBlue will become the first American airline to fly the larger A220-300 with 130 to 140 seats. Delta Air Lines Inc. ordered 75 A220-100s in the spring of 2016.The U.S. low-cost airline said it could switch some of its order to the smaller, 120-seat A220-100 plane.JetBlue said the decision to order the aircraft was driven by three strategic factors: profitability from the plane’s low operating costs, flexibility to use both aircraft models and its range.Priest said the A220 opens up the possibility of transcontinental flights and more options for overnight Caribbean flights.“This is a game-changer for JetBlue. It’s a real margin builder for our business…and so we’re very, very confident with the orders,” Priest said.The A220s will replace 60 Embraer E190 planes. JetBlue said it needs smaller planes, but the Embraer aircraft would require costly upgrades over the next decade.The airline also considered the new Embraer 195 E-2 planes. Priest said the competition was very tight, but the aircraft selected aligns with the other Airbus planes in its fleet.Analyst Benoit Poirier of Desjardins Capital Markets said JetBlue’s order confirms the strength of the Airbus–Bombardier partnership.He said more A220 orders could be announced at the upcoming Farnborough Airshow.Bombardier has said interest in the plane has surged since the announcement of the partnership.Airbus recently said it could book more than 100 A220 orders by the end of the year and slightly more than 3,000 sales over the next 20 years.Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)last_img read more

UN Denies Compensation to Former MINURSO Volunteers

Rabat – A former U.N. volunteer for U.N.-affiliated MINURSO said the mission treated its volunteers in “a very cheap way” after Morocco expelled them from mission headquarters in Laayoune last week.The anonymous volunteer made the allegations in a letter to Inner City Press, which the New York based U.N. news source published on its site.The author of the letter says he is one of the 73 volunteers ordered to leave Laayoune earlier this month as part of Morocco’s political reaction to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks calling the Western Sahara “occupied.” The formerly paid volunteer said the mission’s leadership deliberately dodged the term “evacuation” in order to avoid paying the appropriate staff the financial compensation due to them per the U.N.’s Conditions of Service (COS) agreement.In 1991, the U.N. set up MINURSO as a peacekeeping mission in the Western Sahara after the intergovernmental organization negotiated a ceasefire agreement between the separatist Polisario Front and the Moroccan government. The parties had been fighting for 16 years.In response to Ban Ki-moon’s remarks – which sparked protests in Morocco and the Moroccan diaspora – Morocco sent the MINURSO headquarters’ staff a letter on March 17th stating they had until March 20th to leave the country.According to the letter writer, the mission’s senior officials contacted the headquarters of the U.N. Volunteers program in Bonn, Germany on March 19th. The same day, the rest of the staff received an email saying volunteers would return to their home country with a terminated job contract.A provision in a 2015 version of the COS says that a volunteer’s employment agreement could be validly discontinued “due to the early termination of the project or operation to which the international UN Volunteer is assigned,” as is the case with Morocco’s “irreversible” decision regarding the mission.The COS also states that if a mission needs to be evacuated for a security reason authorized by the U.N., appropriate officials “will make arrangements for the UN Volunteer to travel to the designated safe haven with the other UN international personnel” and provide financial support for the volunteer’s stay at the safe haven.“I believe that I was facing a security threat and this is what we call a security situation,” the volunteer, who maintains he should have been authorized to retreat to the mission’s Las Palmas haven, said in the letter. “MINURSO tried to manipulate the situation and not to call it a “Security Evacuation” just to avoid paying money to their own staff.”Each volunteer would have been entitled $200 a day for the first 30 days and $150 per day for next 30 days if the group had been relocated to the safe haven, the COS reads. The U.N. has two months after the date of evacuation to determine the future of each volunteer’s contract, according to the protocol for a security evacuation. read more

Top Iran diplomat says talks on ballistic missiles possible

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s foreign minister has for the first time suggested his country’s ballistic missile program could be on the table for negotiations with the U.S. — if America stops selling arms to its Gulf allies in the Mideast.Mohammad Javad Zarif’s comments came in an NBC News interview that aired Monday night.Iran long has maintained its ballistic missile program, under the control of its Revolutionary Guard, is for defensive purposes only. The 2015 nuclear deal that Tehran struck with world powers did not include its missile program.Zarif says American weaponry “is going into our region, making our region ready to explode. So if they want to talk about our missiles, they need first to stop selling all these weapons.”Iran long has criticized U.S. arms sales in the region.The Associated Press read more

Amazon unveils faster slimmer lighter tablets with Mayday 247 live video helpers

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Amazon unveils faster, slimmer, lighter tablets with ‘Mayday’ 24/7 live video helpers by Ryan Nakashima, The Associated Press Posted Sep 25, 2013 12:29 am MDT SEATTLE – Amazon is refreshing its line-up of tablet computers with devices called Kindle Fire HDX. The tablets are significantly faster and weigh less than the previous generation.The 7-inch (17.8-centimetre) and 8.9-inch (22.6-centimetre) versions use displays that have more pixels per inch than Apple’s latest iPad. They also come with a feature called “Mayday” that calls up a live customer service representative in a tiny video window to explain new features or troubleshoot problems. The helper can guide users with on-screen hand scribbles and even take control of the device from afar.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introduced the feature to reporters Tuesday, saying it is “completely unique” and takes advantage of Amazon’s large cloud computing and customer service infrastructure. read more

Suffering of thousands of waraffected Syrian children unprecedented and unacceptable

Referencing the Secretary-General’s recent country report on children and armed conflict in Syria as an eighth year of civil war looms, Panos Moumtzis said the findings reveal “a devastating increase in grave violations against children each year by all parties to the conflict,” and outside of the report, “overall numbers are considered to be much higher.”Between November 2013 and June 2018, the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM) on grave violations, established by the Security Council, cited the following key statistics for Syria:More than 7,000 children killed or maimed by the conflict.More than 3,300 children have been recruited or used in some fashion by armed groups.Of Syria’s 6.2 Million displaced people, 2.6 million are children, roughly 42 percent.One quarter of recruited children are under the age of 15, a violation of International Humanitarian Law.Mr. Moumitzis explained the devastating humanitarian toll of the conflict on children.“I am particularly concerned about ongoing reports of attacks on hospitals and medical facilities or personnel,” he said, highlighting that the Syria MRM verified dozens of such attacks within the first six months of 2018 alone.“In some parts of Syria, entire education and health systems have been under attack, depriving children of their life-saving and life-sustaining protective environment.”During the reporting period, the United Nations verified 12,537 grave violations against children, including gruesome deaths by stone-throwing and crucifixion.Parties to the conflict Since conflict flared up in March 2011, the battlefield has grown ever-more complex, involving regional opposition forces and foreign actors, further perpetuated by climate challenges.Reported recruitment and use of children in armed conflict continue to increase, said Mr. Moumtzis, adding that 90 per cent of young boys or girls forced into service, end up in a combat role.“The protection of children must be included in future peace negotiations and stabilization efforts,” declared Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba.“I call on all parties and those who can influence them to use this information, often verified at high- risk by our colleagues, in their efforts to bring a political solution to this terrible conflict,” she urged.The UN has convened eight rounds of intra-Syrian talks on governance, election reform, and counter-terrorism tactics, while successfully dispatching aid convoys delivering food and vaccines to millions on the ground last year.In February 2017, following dialogue with the United Nations, the Government of Syria released a national work plan to prevent and respond to underage recruitment, the report states.Mr. Moumtzis said the “unprecedented and unacceptable” suffering endured by children begs the commitment of all parties to the conflict to “put children before politics.” read more

Participants wanted for Brocks Rankin Run team

Want to run for a good cause? Student Life and Community Experience is putting together a Brock team for the Rankin Cancer Run on May 25 in St. Catharines.T minus 10 days until the Rankin Cancer Run and Cara Eaton is hopeful she’ll see more Brock red this year in the sea of white t-shirts that fill the run course.So far, 38 people have joined the Brock team participating in the run on May 25 in St. Catharines, but Eaton, a student co-ordinator of marketing for Student Life and Community Experience, would love to see the head count reach at least 60.And with it, Eaton hopes the Brock team can bring $3,000 in donations that will go to local cancer treatment and support programs.“But we’re not limiting ourselves to that,” said Eaton, who would like to see those participation and donation goals surpassed. “We want to get us out there as a community partner.”As extra incentive, the first 50 people who join the Brock team will get a limited edition run t-shirt. Participants can run or walk the five-kilometre route that starts at the Grantham Lions Club on Niagara Street.This is the eighth year that Brock has participated in the Rankin Cancer Run, which has raised about $3.2 million for Niagara hospitals, hospices and cancer-related organizations.To help reach the $3,000-goal, two pre-run fundraisers will be held on campus, including a golf competition on Wednesday, May 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Jubilee Courtyard.Participants can buy one ball for $1 or five balls for $3 for the chance to hit one closest to the pin and win a prize. Brock swag will be given to the top three golfers.A lunchtime campfire will also be held on Thursday, May 23. Faculty, staff and students are invited to make s’mores, play a song – or listen to one – on a guitar and make a donation to the Rankin Cancer Run.The campfire happens, weather-permitting, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire pit near Alphie’s Trough.Neither Eaton nor co-organizer Bailee Malivoire have participated in the Rankin Cancer Run before but both are looking forward to an event that has drawn more than 10,000 people from throughout the region.“I’m excited to be in that environment and see that enthusiasm and everyone pumped up,” Malivoire said.For more information or to join the team, email slce@brocku.ca or visit the Rankin Cancer Run online to donate. read more

NFL Gunslinger Of The Week Romo Rivers Or Roethlisberger

If you read my Skeptical Football column regularly last season (which I’m sure you did), you may already be familiar with my “gunslinger” obsession. But in case you’re new, here’s the quick recap: For a quarterback to maximize his ability to win, he has to take risks. Just as a coach failing to go for it in certain fourth-down situations costs his teams wins, so does a quarterback who doesn’t alter his game to exploit the situation he faces. Many times this means making decisions that can be costly to a player’s statistical efficiency — and often his popular reputation — in order to slightly improve his team’s chances of victory. In other words, throwing interceptions may not always be bad, and not throwing interceptions may not always be good.To celebrate the QBs willing to make this bargain, last year I picked a Gunslinger of the Week (the QB who set the best example of taking “good, smart risks in their relentless pursuit of victory, whether or not those risks succeeded”) each week. This season, we’re spinning that off into its own post, to be released on Mondays. (MNFers are eligible to steal the next week’s award, but only if they’re really really slingy.) So without further ado:Week 1Philip Rivers and defending Gunslinger of the Year Tony Romo both won despite trailing big and throwing multiple interceptions while they were behind. Those impossible wins are rare feats that I love to reward.But when I looked over the play-by-play, I was less impressed from the gunslinger perspective. Romo’s first interception came with less than a minute left in the first half, on Dallas’s own 20-yard line, and was thrown only 1 yard downfield on a first-and-10. “Good” interceptions are low risk/high reward — or sometimes high risk/high reward — but a bad short pass on first down in Romo’s own territory is high risk/low reward. His second came on a throw that went 2 yards downfield on third and 6, again in Dallas territory. Suffice to say, these were not the kind of plays that signify that a QB is pulling out all the stops to win; they were just good, old-fashioned turnovers.Rivers had two interceptions in the first half, including one returned for a touchdown and one on the Lions goal line. While he eventually pulled out an amazing win, gunslinging had little if anything to do with it. The Lions’ Matthew Stafford — a Gunslinger Award veteran himself — got a little too slingy for his own good and threw two INTs while in the lead to help the Chargers get back into things, and then Rivers sealed the deal with an impressively robotic but decidedly non-slingy stretch of 20 straight completions, only four of which went for more than 5 yards in the air (and eight of which were thrown behind the line of scrimmage).Note: Gambling by throwing downfield isn’t the only way to be a good gunslinger, but it’s certainly one way. Which leads us to this week’s winner:Ben Roethlisberger.This week 11 quarterbacks faced extended multiple-score deficits,1Took at least 10 pass attempts with their team down 9-plus points. and none pushed the ball downfield as hard as Steelers QB Roethlisberger:Playing the Patriots, Roethlisberger threw his passes the farthest downfield by far: on average, more than 12 yards per pass. That included seven attempts of more than 20 yards — more than the rest of these quarterbacks combined.After New England raced out to a 21-3 lead early in the third quarter, things looked pretty bleak for the Steelers. But Roethlisberger brought them to within 7 with a TD (plus 2-point conversion) and a field goal on the next two drives — each featuring passes completed 24 yards downfield. When the Patriots went back up 14, Roethlisberger continued to push, completing an 18-yard pass to get the Steelers to midfield and then going big with a 40-yard pass that was intercepted by Duron Harmon. There’s no shame in being intercepted on a throw that — if completed — would have set up a potentially crucial score with seven minutes remaining.On the final drive of the night, Roethlisberger would push his yard tally to 351 and get a meaningless TD with seven seconds left. But with two minutes left on that same drive — when he probably could have given up and padded his stats a little more easily — he was throwing a 29-yard bomb to Markus Wheaton that a defender got a hand on. Had that been successful, it might have given the Steelers a slim chance of winning instead of none. That’s the kind of choice I like to see.Reminder: If you tweet NFL questions to me @skepticalsports, there is a non-zero chance that I’ll answer them in Skeptical Football. Check out win and loss projections and playoff odds for all 32 NFL teams. read more

Saine riding rollercoaster career

Hampered by injuries, running back Brandon Saine’s career as a Buckeye has been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride. Saine was named ‘Mr. Ohio Football’ following his senior year at Piqua High School. In his senior season, Saine rushed for 1,895 yards and 27 touchdowns. Four years later, Saine admits that he’s not the same athlete as his high school career. “Here at OSU, I think I’ve been able to do pretty well, maybe not quite Mr. Ohio football standards.” Partly due to injury, Saine has struggled to put up equivalent numbers. He underwent knee surgery in spring 2007. “I’m glad it happened when I was a little bit younger. Injuries definitely set you back a little bit, but I think that not only physically, but it hurts you mentally too,” Saine said. Two hamstring injuries, one during camp his second season, were big disappointments but served as jumping-off points for improvement. “That injury was able to help me kind of get my head on straight and realize that there’s more to OSU than just starting and playing football,” Saine said. Although his numbers aren’t nearly as impressive at OSU, Saine has become a versatile athlete, finding speed at both running back and wide receiver. Saine has 183 rushing yards and 174 receiving yards on the season. He clearly has the ability to function in both respects. “We think he’s really dangerous as a receiver and as a runner,” Tressel said following the 38-10 victory over Indiana. Saine is third on the team with six touchdowns, only behind wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher and running back Dan Herron, seven and nine respectively. Both Saine and Sanzenbacher have affirmed they are best friends. When it comes to performance on the field, Saine might be slightly more competitive. “I can definitely make it somewhat into a friendly competition (against Dane),” Saine said. “I think it can be fun to maybe towards the end of the year, really see who comes out on top.” Last season, Saine received the Rex Kern award, voted on by coaches and given to an outstanding back. Saine shared the accolade with Herron. “It was a great honor. Anytime you’re able to receive an award like that it kind of shows that your hard work pays off,” Saine said. Saine’s career highlight came on Nov. 21, 2009. “Being able to score a touchdown against Michigan,” Saine said. read more

Coco Pops fans outraged at new low sugar recipe which ruins the

Coco Pops are now “tasteless”, customers have complained, after Kellogg’s reduced the amount of sugar following pressure from the Government.However, there is just one calorie less per bowl disappointed consumers have noted — despite the 40 per cent reduction in sugar.While before a 30g bowl of the chocolate cereal contained 9g of sugar and 116 calories, now it contains 5.1g of sugar and 115 calories.The cereal company said the new recipe does not call for artificial sweeteners and instead uses a “more premium” cocoa.However, hundreds of customers have hit out at Kellogg’s, writing that the cereal “tastes stale right out of the box.”Twitter user Peter complained: “Got a box of coco pops while shopping this week, they tasted so stale I had to check the date on the box, that is when I saw ‘new and improved’ @KelloggsUK where can I return the coco pops? They are so dead, couldn’t finish a bowl, no way I can finish the entire box.” 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. Leona Gray agreed, tweeting: “I’m actually gutted at the new cocopops recipe. It just tastes wrong.”Another annoyed customer, Erna, wrote: “Fuming, they’ve changed coco pops recipe cause of sugar tax and now they taste like cardboard.”Christopher Snowdon, director of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, told The Telegraph: “Consumers are right to be upset about their food being reformulated to hit government targets. Public Health England thinks we won’t notice when sugar is removed for food and soft drinks but the experience with Ribena, Lucozade and now Coco Pops shows how wrong they are. Lies! Morning coco pops ruined😩😭 pic.twitter.com/yO9nRWaPhd— Sammmy (@sammyjosmith_) July 30, 2018 “Nobody voted for this crazy reformulation programme and yet this is only the beginning of the government’s plans for the wholesale desecration of the food supply. To add insult to injury, the new Coco Pops only have one less calorie per bowl than the original. The taste of food is being ruined and it is not even being made less fattening.”The Government has asked companies to aim to cut sugar in cereal and snacks by 20 per cent by 2020.Sugary drinks have already been hit by a sugar tax, with customers recently complaining that Lucozade and Ribena, both of which have reformulated their recipes to contain less sugar, taste far worse than they used to.A Kellogg’s spokesperson said: “We take our responsibility to public health seriously, that’s why we’ve worked really hard to halve sugar in Coco Pops over the past year.“We’re confident the small number of people who have commented on the recipe change will grow to love it – just like the millions of people who chose to buy Coco Pops each year in Britain.“One bowl is still 115 calories – the reason that’s the same in the new recipe is because removing sugar does not always impact calorie levels.“The new recipe includes a more premium cocoa powder and no artificial preservatives or sweeteners.” read more

19yearold Irish goalkeeper handed Premier League debut for Bournemouth

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: AFC Bournemouth/Twitter Saturday 4 May 2019, 12:03 PM By Cian Roche 43,761 Views We think this is an ideal game for him to show us what he’s capable of.”Travers has been included in international squads under Mick McCarthy – most recently Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia.He was an unused sub for both games. 28 Comments https://the42.ie/4619861 Share46 Tweet Email1 19-year-old Irish goalkeeper handed Premier League debut for Bournemouth Mark Travers gets the nod ahead of Asmir Begovic and Artur Boruc against Tottenham. “A few weeks or months ago, the aim was to get into the 21s squad and then to get into the provisional was obviously great, but to get the phone call that I was in the main squad, it was a bit of a shock to be honest, but it’s an opportunity that I’m looking forward to taking,” he told The42 of his senior international call-up.‘It was a bit of a shock’ – The teen sensation named in Mick McCarthy’s first Ireland squadThe former Cherry Orchard man joined the Bournemouth back in July 2016 after a successful trial with the club.Having spent the first half of last season on loan at Southern Premier League side, Weymouth, Travers last summer signed a long-term deal with the Cherries. Eddie Howe’s are safe from the threat of relegation, but a win today would lift them above Crystal Palace and Newcastle for a couple of hours at least.Tottenham, meanwhile, can strengthen their hold on third place ahead of Chelsea with a win at the Vitality Stadium. Subscribe IRISH TEENAGER MARK Travers makes his Premier League debut this afternoon for Bournemouth after being named in the starting team to face Tottenham at Dean Court. Ireland goalkeeper, Mark Travers. Source: Bryan Keane/INPHOThe 19-year-old gets the nod ahead of Artur Boruc and Asmir Begovic for Saturday’s early kick-off.“We rate him very highly,” Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told Sky Sports ahead of kick-off.“He’s a great character. He’s got a great attitude. Very good goalkeeper, huge potential. 🚨 TEAM NEWS 🚨🔺 A first ever @premierleague start for @marktravers40 🔺 Adam Smith returns to fitness🔺 Jordon Ibe comes into the XIFollow the game live 📲 https://t.co/RF94kHexCv#BOUTOT // #afcb 🍒 pic.twitter.com/PU8upPeXWs— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) May 4, 2019 Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Short URL May 4th 2019, 12:03 PM last_img read more

The Beginners Guide to Demonology

first_img ‘Hellboy’ and the History of Heroes From HellGo to Hell With ‘Darksiders’ and These Other Nintendo Switch… Stay on target “How do I a summon a demon?” It’s a shockingly common question, as evidenced by the most popular, successful piece I’ve ever written for Geek.com. Since 2015, internet users have flocked to that article, many of them reaching out to me privately on social media for advice. I’ve lost track of how many overeager, underprepared souls have asked me for help summoning demons. That’s why I’m back, here to definitively answer some of the most frequently asked questions about demonology.Are demons real?Yes. Absolutely. But probably not how you think. The common conception of demons – the horns, the hooves, the red skin, and pitchforks – is a concoction of Christianity. During the Christian church’s rise, the religion was able to simply stomp out most religions with the backing of the Roman Empire. But some proved more resilient than others due to how deeply they were lodged in human consciousness. Many of those religions and concepts were absorbed by the Christian cosmology, with regional demigods and deities becoming saints. But this tact didn’t work for one of the most resilient deities: The Horned God.It’d take a full article to explore the prevalence and pervasiveness of the Horned God, who appears in numerous cultures worldwide. Though the specifics of his role and worship differ, he is invariably a god of the visceral and corporeal, wholly at odds with the spiritual priority of Christianity. This is, perhaps, clearest in his Greek representations: The god of wine, creation, fertility, and madness, Dionysus, and his half-goat attendants, the satyrs.There was no room in Christianity for such an entity, as his worship would undermine the religion’s central tenets (the emptiness of the physical world and the promise of a better one beyond it) and yet, the Horned God was too deeply ingrained in the zeitgeist to simply wipe out. So Christianity recast the Horned God and his followers as antagonists: The devil and his legions of demons.All of this, however, leads to another obvious question…What are demons?Christianity’s demons are a recontextualization of what demons truly are, a concept that is, once again, most clearly illustrated by the ancient Greeks. The word demon itself is derived from the Greek daemon, which is a much broader and more difficult to define concept than the hell-borne tempters and tormenters that demons are typically seen as today.Daemons are, for lack of a better term, spirits. They can act as malicious demons, guardian angels, creative muses or even just animating principles. In fact, the last role is probably the best way to see them: Entities outside of ourselves that can have a profound impact on the people they interact with through their embodiment of larger ideals. In fact, when Greek cultures revered a ruler as a god, it was the ruler’s daemon that they actually deified, the force or principle or concept that empowered the leader to perform their great feats.It’s tempting to see this explanation as a dismissal of demons and their power, but that’s certainly not the intent. In fact, demons as animating principles or concepts are far more powerful and useful than an evil red creature birthed from the bowels of hell.Which raises our next question…What can demons do?The simple, glib answer to this is anything and everything. That’s because demons are one in the same with the concept or concepts they represent – if a principle or ideal exists, then there’s a demon that embodies it. So whether you’re looking for money, love, career success, a sense of inner peace or something else entirely, there is a demon that you can reach out to for help.That being said, just because a demon can do anything and everything, that doesn’t mean that it will. Demons exist as disembodied principles and ideals until a human summoner gives them life, personality and even in some advanced cases, a body. This is why so many people have so little success regarding summoning demons, as they assume that it’s a path to quick success, a way to get what they want without any work, which couldn’t be further from the truth.Demons can do anything, but they only have the power that we give them. What this means is that in order for demons to accomplish great things, their summoners must imbue them with great power, which is even more difficult than it sounds. In fact, generally speaking, except in the case of rare, rare talents, summoning a demon is far more work than getting what you want the old-fashioned way: Rolling up your sleeves and putting the work in.If, however, through hard work, study, practice and dedication, you are able to summon and manifest a demon – either through invocation or evocation – the rewards can be immense. In fact, what a demon can accomplish is only limited by your imagination and your commitment to the principle by which the demon is animated.This is because of demons’ intimate relationship with the only true form of magic in existence: Language. Language is the only way to create something from nothing – language gives form to ideas and concepts that would not exist otherwise, it’s language that creates the principles and ideals that are identical with demons. It is language that enables sentient thought, and in a very real way, it is language that actually creates life, a simple truth that Christianity picked up on: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (King James Version, John 1.1)Outside of simple user error, there’s also another big reason why demons typically don’t accomplish what the summoner desires of them, and it’s tied into many summoners’ expectations that demonic interactions are inherently transactional in nature.What do I have to give a demon?Because of the way that demons have been equated with only negative, malicious spirits – which certainly do exist – there is the widely held belief that to summon a demon, you must give them something. And that the more you want from them, the more you have to sacrifice. This belief has been reinforced through generations’ worth of stories, everything from Faust to Ghost Rider.While successful interactions with demons can certainly be transactional in nature, they absolutely do not have to be. But if you view them that way, if you summon a demon with the expectation that it will require something of you or, even worse, will end up screwing you in the end, as so often happens in fictional tales of demonic summonings…they absolutely will.This is because of what we discussed earlier: It is the summoner that creates the demon, that gives it its power, defines its limits and establishes its behavior. The truth is that demons don’t want anything but to exist, to exert the animating principle with which they are associated. It is, therefore, up to the summoner and the summoner alone to figure out how to harness that power. The simplest, easiest way – the most obvious in a capitalistic society such as ours – is some kind of transaction. But it’s far from the only one.By now, if you’ve been paying attention, your head is probably swimming with contradictions, ideas, plans and, most notably, one final all-important question, the one that began this article: “How do I summon a demon?”For the answer to that, stay tuned for upcoming articles that go in depth on the subtle, but important difference between evocation and invocation, the many practical things that demons can do for you and, of course, advice on how to summon demons yourself.Aubrey Sitterson is a comic book writer and podcaster. You can find him on Twitter and his work on his website, and yes, he summons demons on a daily basis.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Man sentenced to nearly two years in prison after ramming pickup

first_imgA man was sentenced to nearly two years in prison Wednesday after ramming a car in June at a gas station off Interstate 5 in Ridgefield.Joseph Allen Beard, 46, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree malicious mischief, possession of methamphetamine and hit-and-run. His plea came after a deal with the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.The incident took place around 9:45 p.m. at the Z-Mart gas station on Northeast 219th Street. Clark County sheriff’s deputies responded to calls that a man had rammed into cars and damaged a gas pump.Three cars — a Chrysler Town & Country minivan, Acura TL sedan and Dodge Dakota pickup — were found damaged at the scene, according to a probable cause affidavit. The suspect was described as a bald white man in his 30s who wasn’t wearing a shirt, the affidavit said.The owner of the pickup, Cathleen Tenorio, reported that when she pulled into the gas pumps, Beard started yelling at her before hurling a fuel pump hose toward the nearby building, according to the affidavit. Tenorio stopped the truck ahead of the pumps to avoid the man, but he entered the van and accelerated toward her, striking the rear driver’s side and causing it to spin clockwise, the affidavit said. Beard then reversed the van, accelerated again and struck the driver’s door, damaging it to the point where it could not be opened.last_img read more

Leicester City new chairmans heartfelt message to his dad

first_imgAfter the accident that claimed the life of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on Saturday, his son Aiyawatt vowed to keep his legacy alive at Leicester City.This week has been incredibly challenging for all the Leicester City family after the sudden death of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha last Saturday, his son Aiyawatt will be the one who had the choice to continue with the work that his father did and he confirmed it through his social media account on Instagram.In a post he made after the massive wake in his father’s honor, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha penned a heartfelt remembrance of his father’s huge impact in all the Leicester City family and in society as well.There was a lot of speculation about what Aiyawatt would take after this horrible tragedy, some people believed that he wouldn’t have the strength to continue as the club’s chairman now that his father is gone.But Aiyawatt, clarified all doubts about this and confirmed that he will attempt to continue his father’s legacy with the Foxes and even try to improve in many of the areas where he thinks there is room for improvement.💙 pic.twitter.com/1omGNWWTJd— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 29, 2018Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha wrote the following statement: “Today, he has left me with a legacy to continue and I will do everything I can to carry on his big visions and dreams,” he wrote.“From him, I have received a very big mission and legacy to pass on and I intend to do just that. I know that I will receive the support I need to make this happen and I am so grateful for all your messages and kind words.”“I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for this overwhelming support. What happened made me realize how important my dad was to many people all over the world and I’m touched by how many people kept him close to their hearts.”“I’m extremely proud to have such an extraordinary father. My family and I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your sincere kindness and good intentions during the most difficult time for us.”“I miss you dad, with all of my heart.””I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for this overwhelming support.”— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 31, 2018Leicester City had a Carabao Cup match against Southampton at King Power Stadium last Tuesday but it was postponed for obvious reasons.However, the club has announced that the upcoming Premier League match at Cardiff is going to be played and the show must go on for the Foxes.The whole rest of the season has transformed into a real objective for Leicester City, as all the players have vowed to complete a fantastic season in memory of the former chairman who passed away last Saturday, as well as the other four passengers of the helicopter that crashed outside of King Power Stadium.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.Reading the words of Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha makes you get a little perspective of life as it is, sometimes you have all your loved ones with you and the next day they are gone without even expecting it.Leicester City will continue to play in this competition for as long as they can keep getting the positive results, but we hope that Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha can find the willpower to keep improving the club and not let his father’s incredible legacy die.Jamie Vardy and wife Rebekah have been at King Power Stadium today to pay tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. pic.twitter.com/iRihlkOqpH— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 30, 2018During the wake outside of King Power Stadium, all the Leicester City players attended the ceremony in which a large part of the community wanted to accompany the Srivaddhanaprabha family in their sorrow.Out of all the players who were present during the wake, Kasper Schmeichel and Jamie Vardy were especially hurt during the whole ceremony and both of them couldn’t stop crying.When Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha approached both of them to give them a hug, it was evident that both players were really hurt by the passing of his father and wanted to let him know how much they feel for the chairman’s unexpected loss.The players are going to have to make the same effort that Aiyawatt will, in order to at least fight to keep Leicester City in top-flight football for many years to come, that’s what Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha would’ve wanted.Se enchina la piel:Aficionados del Leicester City se reunieron afuera del estadio en honor al presidente del club, quien murió en un accidente de helicóptero.“Champions of England, you made us sing that!””¡Campeones de Inglaterra, tú nos hiciste cantar eso!”⚽😭 pic.twitter.com/LPLLHZcq8x— Ale Padín (@ale_padin) October 31, 2018How do you think the loss of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will affect Leicester City’s performance in the Premier League? 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Fan has seen Avengers Endgame 116 times in quest for world record

first_imgAlanis usually goes twice on weekdays and more often on weekends. On the film’s opening weekend, he saw it five times. When he’s not in the theater, he’s works in his family’s construction business.”My friends and family have been very supportive,” he said. “My parents and younger sister came with me when I reached 100 views.”Isn’t he sick of the same lines and scenes over and over?”Can’t be sick of it,” Alanis said. “I do recite (the lines) in my mind, and sometimes out loud when there’s no one sitting next to me.”And as for a bathroom break, despite the film’s three-hour runtime, he says he’s just never needed one. Share your voice An Avengers-worthy quest indeed. Marvel Did you make it through Avengers: Endgame’s three-hour runtime without a bathroom break? Good for you! But as of Thursday night, Agustin Alanis, 30, of Riverview, Florida has made it through that blockbuster film’s three-hour runtime 116 times. Never once has he ducked out for a break, even though he most certainly knows when the more skippable scenes come up.Alanis is gunning for the Guinness World Record for “most cinema productions attended — same film,” and he’s in good shape to do that. On Thursday night, he sat through viewing 116 with no end in sight. His goal is 200 viewings, or close to it.”I wasn’t planning to try and break (the world record) to begin with,” Alanis told me. “But I had watched it every day since it came out for two weeks, and just like the movie shattered records, I decided to do it as well.” Round/View 114We’re gonna Win, Whatever it Takes.#avengersendgame #tigrevengador @Avengers @ChrisEvans @RobertDowneyJr @Russo_Brothers @chrishemsworth @karengillan pic.twitter.com/MC8ZJiIEGy— Agustin Alanis (@agalanis17) June 13, 2019 Round/View 115Get it together, you can do this, you can do this!!!#AvengersEndgame #tigrevengador @chrishemsworth @Russo_Brothers @MarvelLATAM @jimmyfallon @Avengers pic.twitter.com/VJTgHHshyb— Agustin Alanis (@agalanis17) June 13, 2019 Alanis’ top-rated Avengers: Endgame scenes involve his favorite character, Captain America, especially when the WWII hero manages to wield Thor’s hammer, mighty Mjölnir, and when the once-dusted heroes reappear and Cap delivers his famed “Avengers assemble!” line.And as far as the protests and petitions about fans wanting a different fate for Iron Man? He’s not on board.”To end the infinity saga, Iron Man had to die saving everyone,” says the man who’s seen the movie more than perhaps anyone on the planet. “That was his purpose and his fate , so no, I wouldn’t change it.”Alanis has sent details of his quest to the Guinness Book of World Records, and regularly tweets photos with his ticket stubs and movie theater employees after each showing. He hasn’t heard back from Guinness yet, but there is precedent.The current record is held by Tony “Nem” Mitchell, who spoke to me in 2018 when he was setting the record with Avengers: Infinity War. When Mitchell spoke to me, he had seen the film a mere 45 times, but he went on to watch it a total of 103 times, earning himself an invite to the premiere of Avengers: Endgame. Marvel The Avengers Alanis hasn’t met Mitchell, but there seem to be no hard feelings.”We have crossed words on Twitter, with him cheering me on to break the record,” Alanis said. Comments Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit 32 Photos TV and Movies 3 Tags Round/View 116Honey? Hey, babe! Babe? Babe? Boys? Boys? Laura?#avengersendgame #tigrevengador @Avengers @Renner4Real @Russo_Brothers @louisde2 pic.twitter.com/EEvYuGT0eM— Agustin Alanis (@agalanis17) June 14, 2019 Anthony @NemRaps Mitchell has watched Avengers: Infinity War an incredible 103 times at his local movie theatre in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.The lifelong @marvel fan achieved the record for the most cinema productions attended – same film 🎥🎬💥 pic.twitter.com/4TncaJ34EB— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) February 28, 2019 Alanis said he’s a Marvel fan who’s watched 2014’s Captain America: Winter Soldier numerous times at home, and he knew he could stand the repetition — at least for a Marvel film.”I don’t think I would try it with another movie,” he admitted.last_img read more

Few clues in ongoing mystery of Alaska whale dieoff

first_imgA humpback whale found dead on a beach near Hope on June 28, 2016. (Photo by Katie Aho)Marine researchers were hoping that 2016 was going to be a better year for whales in Alaska.Listen now“We were kind of thinking it was over and just these last couple of weeks things have really picked up,” said Kathy Burek, a veterinary pathologist who does post-mortems on dead whales. She’s been very busy this past year. In 2015, 45 large whales were found dead in the Gulf of Alaska alone—more than five times higher than average for the last five years. A spike this big is called an Unusual Mortality Event, or UME, and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service works with researchers like Burek to determine the cause. Getting to the bottom of the mystery is proving difficult, in part because it looks like the wave of deaths may not be over. Nearly 20 whales have been found dead in the region this year. We reported last week that three were found in the last two weeks of June. Another humpback was reported dead near Sitka July 5.Investigators try to learn as much as they can about each dead whale. But Burek says getting tissue samples is tricky.“So many places in Alaska are so remote,” she said. “It’s just very hard to get to them.”They also have to deal with hungry bears beating them to carcasses, and extreme tides that can wash the whales away.“Even if you get to a whale, it’s a lot of work to get down to bone like skull and spine in order to be able to really say for sure it wasn’t struck by a ship or there wasn’t trauma,” said Burek. “Last year, even with all those whales, we actually didn’t get to a single whale to do a full workup.”So there’s a dearth of data for NOAA’s team of experts to analyze to try to figure out what caused all those deaths. They’ve had better luck getting samples from some of the whales that have died this year. But it’s not clear if this year’s deaths are related to last year’s, or if it’s a new problem altogether. So do we know anything at this point about what’s been killing whales? Sort of. The best hypothesis right now is that the UME is related to the increase in harmful algal bloom toxins—specifically, domoic acid and saxitoxin. They’re produced by certain species of algae, which are showing up in higher concentrations in northern waters in recent years. In 2015, unusually warm waters contributed to a record algae bloom in the Pacific that produced a lot of domoic acid, which has been linked to sea lion and bird die-offs.But Burek said these toxins are probably not directly responsible for the whale deaths. It’s more complicated than that.“In all kinds of animals all over the place in Alaska, many more places than we thought, we are picking up domoic acid and saxitoxin in most of the marine mammal species that we’ve been looking at,” she said. “A lot of them died of something else, even trauma. So if an animal dies of trauma and it has saxitoxin in its system, was it compromised from the toxin and more likely to be killed? And it’s very hard to really pin down what’s different or what’s changing.”Burek says we’ll have to wait at least a few more months before we know more about the possible cause of death of whales in Alaska waters this year. And the bigger questions of how a changing ocean ecosystem is contributing to these die offs are even harder to answer.last_img read more