Working With RED RMD in Premiere Pro CC

first_imgLoading RED RMDs in Premiere Pro CC is simple. We’ll show you how to do it in 5 easy steps.I’m always looking for ways to streamline my production process. When shooting with RED cameras I found that my post-production workflow was less than ideal. I’ve always favored using REDCine-X Pro to color correct my RED footage. The program is simple and being able to save the RMD (RED Metadata) is tremendously helpful…that is, until you take it into Premiere Pro CC.Premiere Pro CC overwrites the metadata and applies a default adjustment. Because of this, you have to go into the “Source Settings” for each .R3D and reload the RMD once you have made your adjustments in REDCine-X Pro. For the longest time I would have to go into each file and select “Source Settings” then reload each RMD. This was cumbersome and extremely time consuming.Then in 2012, Angelo Lorenzo from Fallen Empire Digital came out with a handy batch utility that could be used with Premiere, allowing editors to apply RMD adjustments to multiple files at once. By cutting out the extensive time it took apply adjustments to each and every file you could get on with the editing process much quicker.Luckly for us, Adobe caught wind of this need and added this functionality in Premiere. To show you how to do it, we’ll run through the entire process in 5 easy steps.RMD Workflow: STEP 1Open your R3D files in REDCine-X Pro and make your color correction adjustments. You can download REDCine-X Pro for free here.RMD Workflow: STEP 2Save your adjustments as RMD in REDCine-X Pro.RMD Workflow: STEP 3Import your footage into Premiere Pro CC using the Media Browser, or through File > Import. Media Browser shown below.RMD Workflow: STEP 4Highlight all of your imported R3D footage, right-click and select “Source Settings”.RMD Workflow: STEP 5In the window pop-up click “Reload from RMD” and you’re done.You will now notice that all of your R3D footage is color corrected based on the adjustments you made in REDCine-X Pro. Utilizing this process has really made my RED-to-post workflow more efficient. Hopefully it will do the same for you.last_img read more

Video Tutorial: The Best Lenses for Gimbal Cinematography

first_imgWhen it comes to gimbal cinematography, which lenses should you use for which shots? Learn to cover all your bases in this video tutorial.There is a variety of shots you can capture using a gimbal, and different lens choices yield different results. So which lenses should you use?Below, I’ve listed my top three go-to lenses for gimbal cinematography — with a note about cost. You’ll find that each lens serves a completely different purpose based on what you’re capturing. Let’s take a look. Establish the Space with a Wide AngleA 16-35 Canon or Sony wide angle lens is a great focal length for capturing grand establishing shots. This is perfect for event coverage or travel videography that requires developing a sense of scope.Canon (expensive)Image via Canon.Sony (expensive)Image via Sony.Tokina (Cheap)Image via Tokina.Versatility in Your Tool KitMy favorite go-to lens for gimbal work is my 18-105 G Series lens. This is perfect for run-and-gun filmmaking. If I need a wide shot, I can zoom out to a wide 18mm. Or, on the opposite end, I can zoom in and capture close details on a 70-105mm. Filming with a longer focal length on a gimbal creates some beautiful movement in the frame. Since you’re condensing the shot with more detail in the background and foreground, the gimbal movement becomes much more dynamic.SonyImage via Sony.CanonImage via Canon.Get Nifty with a 50:Using a 50mm portrait lens is also a great way to get cinematic coverage. If you don’t have follow-focus capabilities, just monitor the distance between your camera and your subject.CanonImage via Canon.SonyImage via Zy Optics.Looking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Create Seamless Transitons with the WHIP PANVideo Tutorial: How to Use a Vehicle as a Dolly SystemTutorial: How You Can Travel the World Making VideosUnderstanding Keyframe Interpolation in Adobe After EffectsVideo Tutorial: How to Build a $25 Overhead Camera Riglast_img read more

Premier League: Manchester United’s top-four hopes over after draw at Huddersfield

first_imgManchester United’s hopes of a Premier League top-four finish were ended after they were held to a 1-1 draw by bottom side Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday.Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday took them third, five points clear of United, who failed to take the race for Champions League qualification to the final day, as they trail Tottenham Hotspur in fourth by four points with just one game left.Looking for a first win in five in all competitions, United made a fast start, and took the lead in just the eighth minute through Scott McTominay.Huddersfield, who had managed just nine goals from open play prior to Sunday’s match, grew into the contest and almost levelled through Karlan Grant, before Paul Pogba headed against the crossbar three minutes before the break.Alexis Sanchez, making his first United start since March 2, was replaced early in the second half, before Isaac Mbenza’s first-ever Premier League goal got the hosts level on the hour mark.Pogba again hit the crossbar late on as United looked for a winner, but Huddersfield held on for just their fifth Premier League point from the last 72 available, with United having won just two of their last 11 matches in all competitions.Also Read | Champions League: Liverpool’s Firmino out of Barcelona visit, Salah at riskAlso Read | It was a victory of passion, heart and absolute desire: Liverpool coach Juergen KloppAlso Seelast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar back in nets ahead of 2nd warm-up after injury scare

first_imgIndia received a major boost on Monday as Vijay Shankar returned to the nets to get some batting practice ahead of the team’s second warm-up match against Bangladesh on May 28.India all-rounder Vijay Shankar got hit on his wrist during the first practice session in London and was sent to the hospital for scans but was cleared of any fracture. Shankar though, did not take any part in the first warm-up game against New Zealand on May 25 just as a precautionary measure.And on Monday, Shankar returned to the nets and was looking untroubled while batting in full flow.He was hit on the forearm at The Oval and we are delighted to see @vijayshankar260 back in the nets. #TeamIndia (@BCCI) May 27, 2019Another key member of the team returned to the nets on Monday and it was all-rounder Kedar Jadhav who had been recuperating from the shoulder injury that he had suffered during the Indian Premier League 2019.Jadhav too had missed the first warm-up match and was seen sitting on the sidelines with an ice-pack on his left shoulder. The injury had forced him to miss the last few matches for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019. He was trying to save an overthrow during Chennai Super Kings’ final league match of IPL 2019 against Kings XI Punjab at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium when he got injured.Jadhav spent his time recovering with Team India physio Patrick Farhart after the injury and passed a fitness test on Thursday. Farhart submitted his report to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declaring Jadhav fit to resume playing for the team.advertisementMeanwhile, the Indian team will be looking to move on from their mistakes in the first warm-up match and register a win against Bangladesh in the second warm-up match in Cardiff on Tuesday.#TeamIndia out and about in Cardiff ahead of the 2nd warm-up game at #CWC19 (@BCCI) May 27, 2019India had lost the first game comprehensively by 6 wickets against a strong side led by Kane Williamson. The two-time World Cup champions were rattled by the pace and swing of Trent Boult, James Neesham and the likes as they got bowled out for 179, batting first.The Black Caps then chased down the target in 37.1 overs with Ross Taylor (71) and Kane Williamson (67) top-scoring for their side.India’s bowling performance was, as usual, on the mark in that game with Jasprit Bumrah leading the attack while Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya and the spinners – Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal – gave good support.But the batsmen will be looking to get back among the runs and spend some quality time at the crease in the second game against Bangladesh.Also Read | Virat Kohli captain on paper but MS Dhoni on ground: Suresh RainaAlso Read | Selfie obsessed to worst roommate: Rohit Sharma reveals secrets about his Indian teammatesAlso Read | Virat Kohli has plenty of options: Ian Chappell praises India’s bowling unit in World Cup 2019last_img read more

Remembering Anna Atkins, the first woman to use photography to illustrate scientific studies

first_imgAnna Atkins is one of the pioneering women in history who was inspired by her scientist father. Here are 10 things you should know about Anna Atkins:1. Anna Atkins was born on March 16, 1799. Her original name was Anna Children, who was the first person to use photography to illustrate scientific studies2. Atkins’ mother Hester Anne Children, had died soon after her birth. Her father John George Children was an esteemed scientist. He had served as the secretary of the Royal Society and was also associated with the British Museum3. In her early 20s, Atkins began to make drawings for her father’s translation of the book The Genera of Shells which was published in 1823. She made approximately 200 drawings for this book4. Atkins’ main interest lied in the study of botany. Soon after marrying John Pelly Atkins in 1825 and she took up interest in plant collecting and botany5. In the year 1839, she became a member of Botanical Society of LondonGoogle Doodle has presented this special doodle on Anna Atkins’ 216th birthday anniversary6. Atkins’ husband as well as father were friends with William Henry Fox Talbot, who was the photography pioneer and invented the cyanotype process, now also known as blue-print process. She learned the same photographic process and took her first photograph in the year 18427. Atkins used her utmost knowledge and skills in photography and published a book- British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions in 18438. Atkins along with her friend Anne Dixon produced an album named: Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Flowering Plants and Ferns in the year 1845. She also published many other books including a memoir of her father and some on fashion.advertisement9. The British Museum featured her plant collection in the year 186510. Anna Atkins died in the year 1871 at the age of 72 years.last_img read more

Chelsea team news & likely line-up

first_imgChelsea Chelsea Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Man City Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 15:00 30/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alvaro Morata Chelsea Stoke City Chelsea Premier League Antonio Conte Eden Hazard Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening Chelsea are unbeaten in eight games but Saturday they face Manchester City, one of the most in-form teams in Europe who are aiming to make an early impact in the Premier League title race. Man City have been scoring at will and they currently top the Premier League on goal difference, with Chelsea just three points behind in third place. CFC 11/1 to beat City, Morata 1st goal Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has complained that Man City are getting an extra day’s rest ahead of the match, having played in Manchester on Tuesday while Chelsea played in Madrid on Wednesday. Chelsea will still be aiming to win but the upcoming match at Stamford Bridge will be the last in a difficult run of games for the club.  CHELSEA INJURIESConte has almost a full bill of clean health, but Danny Drinkwater remains out of contention and he has yet to make his debut for Chelsea. He was on the bench against Leicester City in early September but he has a calf injury which he may recover from after the international break. Pedro has a “minor injury” according to Conte, but that didn’t stop him making the bench against Atletico Madrid. He picked up a knock against Arsenal but he will be available for selection against Man City. Eden Hazard has completed his return to the first team in triumphant fashion as he was one of the star performers in Madrid. Chelsea have been cautious about reintroducing him into the first team after he broke his ankle on international duty in May. Baba Rahman remains at Chelsea but isn’t part of the club’s Premier League or European squad due to a knee injury. He is expecting to return in late October or early November. Conte confirmed the team news on Friday afternoon: “Yes, he’s fully fit [Morata] and in contention for tomorrow. For tomorrow, only Drinkwater is not available. The others are in contention for tomorrow’s game.”Danny Drinkwater ChelseaCHELSEA SUSPENSIONS David Luiz is still banned after his red card against Arsenal. He will return for Chelsea after the international break. However, the centre-back was available to play in the Champions League versus Atletico as his suspension only counts for domestic competitions. He also suffered a fractured wrist during the match against Arsenal but has continued full training and can play through the injury for his side’s upcoming matches. POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP Andreas Christensen will continue to deputise for David Luiz in the centre of a three-man defence. The young defender has impressed Conte with his start to life at Stamford Bridge and he looks assured enough on the ball to take over in the middle of the back line. Conte faces selection dilemmas in most positions on the pitch as he sees his side play three games in eight days. Chelsea have remarkable depth and rotated the likes of Pedro, Willian and Antonio Rudiger, who could come back in the side to face Man City.Chelsea’s 3-4-3 remains the club’s primary formation after Conte won the title with the system last season. They have also lined up in the 3-5-2 formation on a few occasions this term, most notably in Madrid and away to Tottenham.Chelsea GFX vs City predictionMANCHESTER CITY TEAM NEWS Benjamin Mendy’s knee injury has been described as a “major setback” by Pep Guardiola, and the left-back set for a lengthy spell out for City. Ilkay Gundogan came through his injury scare from last week to return for Man City against Shakhtar Donetsk in mid-week. Vincent Kompany is expected to be out with a calf injury until after the international break. Sergio Aguero was added to the injury list after being involved in a car accident where he damaged his ribs. At the time of writing, the severity remains unknown but he looks to be another late blow ahead of the Premier League match on Saturday.  Benjamin Mendy Manchester CityBEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Manchester City lost both Premier League matches against Chelsea last season, with the Blues the only side to achieve this feat over Pep Guardiola’s side. Pep Guardiola has only lost three consecutive matches against an opponent once before in his managerial career — he lost three in a row against Real Madrid between April 2012 and April 2014 (one in La Liga, two in the Champions League). Guardiola has faced Chelsea seven times as a manager and failed to win any (D4 L3), more than against any other side — though one of those draws was in the 2013 Super Cup final, with his Bayern Munich side beating Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw. Manchester City have the highest xG (Expected Goals) total in the Premier League this season: 15.1 — suggesting that the quality of chances they’ve been presented would see the average side score 15 goals in these matches. Chelsea, on the other hand, have an xG total of just 6.3 — the 11th best tally. Eden Hazard has had a hand in five goals in his last five Premier League apps against the Citizens (three goals, two assists). TV CHANNEL & KICK OFF TIME The match is being televised live in the UK and it will be shown on BT Sport. The kick off is at 17:30 BST on Saturday. In the US, the match can be seen at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Nebraska Starting Punter Caleb Lightbourn Announces Transfer

first_imgNebraska's Caleb Lightbourn set to punt.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 12: Place kicker Caleb Lightbourn #35 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers punts against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Caleb Lightbourn spent most of his Nebraska career as the Huskers’ starting punter. Midway through last year, walk-on Isaac Armstrong won the job from him.He remained with the Huskers through the spring. However, he struggled to reclaim the form that had him as the starter to begin his career.Now, Lightbourn will look for opportunities elsewhere. He is entering the transfer portal.Caleb Lightbourn announced his decision via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.He acknowledged his struggles with the “mental side of the game,” and thanks both Mike Riley and Scott Frost, his two head coaches with the Huskers.GBR 🔴⚪🌽— Caleb Lightbourn (@4th_n_10) April 16, 2019The transfer portal doesn’t guarantee that Lightbourn will leave, but things seem to be trending that way. It does not appear that he’s graduated, so he will have to sit out a year if he leaves Nebraska, and will then have one season of eligibility remaining.He had his best season in 2017, punting for an average of 42.1 yards, with a NET of 38.9 per punt. In 2018, he had 24 punts for an average of 41.6, but lost his job after two punts that averaged under 30 yards against Wisconsin in early October.Armstrong will be the presumptive starter with Lightbourn gone. William Przystup joins the program from Michigan State, but will sit out a year as a transfer.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-667-0366 Fax: 902-667-3424 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102, from Exit 6 northerly to Hants County line, including off ramps at Exit 6 and Exit 7, will have a one-lane closure until Monday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. -30- Local Area Office: 902-756-2697 Fax: 902-756-3458 Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Oldham Road and Old Post Road Intersection Oldham Road and Old Post Road intersection will have a one-lane closure for intersection improvements until Thursday, June 30. Traffic control consists of control persons. Motorists can expect delays. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Barneys Brook Bridge Trunk 2, at Barneys Brook Bridge, has a one-lane closure for removal of exiting structure. A temporary bridge is in place. Work continues until Tuesday, Aug. 30. Detour route available via Highway 102 from Exit 3 to Exit 9. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Coxheath Road Work will continue on the interchange ramps on Coxheath Road until Thrusday, June 30. Traffic control persons are in place. A detour is available on Route 4 and Blacketts Lake Road. Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 Fax: 902-883-8732 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 327 Route 327, from the turn off to Grand Mira Road South, northerly 4.1 kilometres will have a one-lane closure for repairs until Thursday, June 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-3780 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-563-3780 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 Route 333, from Redmonds Road southerly to Paddy’s Head Road, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Sunday, July 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Highway 125, from 900 metres east of Exit 4 to 1 kilometre west of Exit 3, will have partial lane closures until Thursday, June 30, for repairs. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-527-7632 Fax: 902-861-1152 Local area office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 LUNENBURG COUNTY: LaHave Ferry The LaHave Ferry will be out of service until Monday, June 6 while it undergoing it’s annual refit. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 There will be intermittent periods of one-lane closures on two sections of Highway 102 for re-paving until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Section one is on the southbound lane between exits 13A and 12,and section two in the northbound lane between exit 11 and 12. Traffic control consists of signs. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Highway 125, from Meadowbrook Drive at Sydney Mines town line, Easterly 4.1 kilometres will have a partial lane closure until Thursday, June 30, for repairs. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 NEW WORK HANTS COUNTY: Brooklyn Brooklyn Dyke Bridge will be closed from Monday, June 6, to Monday, June 13, for repairs. Detour available by turning left on Mantua Road, proceeding to the intersection of Lawrence Road and turning right. Proceed on Lawrence Road, turning right on Route 215 and then right on Trunk 14.center_img COLCHESTER COUNTY: Vernon Bridge Vernon Bridge in Murray Siding is closed until Thursday, September 1, while a replacement bridge is constructed. The 6.4-kilometre detour follows:Easterly from Old Courthouse Branch along Salmon River Road to Valley Road for 2.4 kilometres, then southerly along Valley Road to Valleydale Road for half a kilometre, then westerly along Valleydale Road to Greenfield Road for 2.7 kilometres and northerly along Greenfield Road to East Prince Street for about 0.8 kilometres. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 2 The Highway 302/Trunk 2 intersection towards Springhill has a one-lane closure for paving until Wednesday, June 22. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 Fax: 902-883-8732 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane for repairs until Tuesday, Aug. 30. Temporary traffic signals are in place. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Work is continuing on the Highway 103 twinning project between Exit 4 at Hubley and Exit 5 at Tantallon. Minor blasting may occur near exits 4 and 5 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. until Monday, June 6. Efforts will be made to minimize delays at peak travelling times. Traffic control will consist of signs and traffic control persons. Work in the area is expected to continue until the fall. Local Area Office: 902-563-2526 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-752-7907 Fax: 902-752-7908 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102 will be reduced to one lane from 0.06 kilometres south of the Exit 10 overpass structure southbound to about 0.08 kilometres north of Exit 9 overpass structure including ramps at Exit 10 for asphalt concrete patching and repaving until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-757-2929 Fax: 902-757-2270 Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 CONTINUING WORK Local Area Office: 902-563-3780 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-424-4670 Fax: 902-424-7116 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Barra Strait Bridge The Barra Strait Bridge on Route 223 at Grand Narrows will have intermittent one-lane closures for repairs until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Route 325 Route 325 in Lunenburg County will have alternating lane closures until Friday, June 10. Traffic control will consist of a pilot vehicle, flashing light unit, barrels and traffic cones. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU AND COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4 from Exit 18A,(near Mount Thom) eight kilometres easterly, will have a one-lane closure for repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Lamont Road Overpass Lamont Road overpass on the Trans-Canada Highway 104, between Exit 27 at Sutherlands River and Exit 29 at Barneys River, will have a one-lane closure 24 hours per day until Sunday, June 19, for installation of traffic signals. Traffic control consists of traffic signal lights. A detour for loads more than 4.7 metres wide will be established and signed for Trunk 4 between Exit 27 at Sutherlands River and Exit 29 at Barneys River. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 223 Route 223, from 200 metres east of Scotchlake Road, westerly 2.4 kilometres will have a one-lane closure for repairs until Thursday, June 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a pilot vehicle. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road is closed until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. A detour is available on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. Local Area Office: 902-679-6122 Fax: 902-679-6187 KINGS COUNTY: Simpson Bridge Simpson Bridge on Gaspereau River Road is closed for major repairs. A detour is available. Traffic control consists of signs. Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-563-3780 Fax: 902-563-2517last_img read more

Analyst refutes refinery rhetoric for Alberta

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – Building a refinery in Alberta would be an effort in futility according to one petroleum analyst. Premier Rachel Notley floated the idea Tuesday that her government may be willing to approve such a project.Senior Petroleum Analyst Dan McTeague believes any proposal would be unwarranted in this province.“Of all the places in the country that doesn’t need a refinery, it’s Alberta.”He believes there are better options available if we want to deal with our heavy oil.“We could talk about upgrading our heavy oil, but there is (already) a substantial market for that. It’s called condensates mixed in with oil, and then we could move that to other countries and get 50-60 dollars a barrel for it.”He notes if Canada can’t get a pipeline approved, there certainly wouldn’t be an appetite for building a refinery in 10 years.“The climate to build a refinery requires stability not rule of thumb. We’ve seen both Ottawa and we’ve seen British Columbia act in ways that even if a government were to give a guarantee one year, it can be reversed the next.”He contends the answer to Alberta’s economic woes still hasn’t changed.“Let’s turn off the nonsense about building a refinery, which we do not need here in Alberta, and start dealing with the fact that we do need pipelines.”Political Scientist Duane Bratt with Mount Royal University said refineries cost billions of dollars and there is an entire regulatory process around building them, making it a risky venture.“I can see the benefits of a refinery, I’m not sure about the economics of a refinery. But this would take 10 years or longer, it is not a short-term solution,”Bratt said that when the NDP was in opposition they talked about refineries and upgrading all the time, but it’s taken them three and a half years in office to mention it again.last_img read more

Speaker PM to meet IGP on controversial telephone call

The Prime Minister said he hopes to meet the IGP today while the Speaker said he will meet the IGP next week. The IGP was heard assuring the caller he repeatedly addressed as “sir, sir” and assuring that he had given “very clear instructions to the director of the FCID not to arrest the Nilame.” (Colombo Gazette) Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are to meet Inspector of General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara on a controversial telephone call he had with a Minister which was captured on television.Jayasuriya and the Prime Minister informed Parliament today that the telephone call will be discussed with the Police chief. President Maithripala Sirisena had this week demanded an explanation from the IGP who was filmed assuring someone on the telephone that he had instructed the Financial Crimes Investigations Division not to arrest a “Nilame.” read more

Bombardier results headed for upswing over next two years say analysts

Bombardier results headed for upswing over next two years, say analysts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 19, 2013 4:43 pm MDT MONTREAL – Bombardier’s fourth-quarter results aren’t expected to be stellar, but industry analysts believe the transportation giant is headed for at least two years of improvement primarily from a rebound in its aerospace division.David Tyerman of Canaccord Genuity says the company will post “much improved operating earnings in 2013 and especially after 2014 from a rebound in aerospace demand.”Montreal-based Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) is expected to cap 2012 by announcing this week that it earned 10 cents per share in adjusted profits on US$5.04 billion of revenue in the final quarter of the fiscal year, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.That compares to 12 cents per share on US$4.3 billion of revenues in the prior year.The manufacturer will also issue its 2013 guidance Thursday, likely to include aircraft deliveries, capital expenditures, free-cash flow and details on its pension deficit.“We believe Bombardier should provide an upbeat outlook message,” Tyerman wrote in a report, pointing to stronger results from both divisions driven by increase sales and margins.The business jet industry is starting to enjoy a cyclical recovery, even though deliveries remain below previous peak levels. Regional airlines are expected to place new orders from increasing the size of their planes or ordering fuel-efficient turboprops.Bombardier’s new CSeries, whose first test flight has been delayed until June, could deliver six planes in 2014, predicts Cameron Doerksen of National Bank Financial.He sees potential of Bombardier’s shares to increase in the second half of this year if the development of the 110 to 149-seat aircraft isn’t further delayed and if the first flight triggers additional orders.The analyst increased his one-year share price target to C$4.25 from C$4 despite lowering his 2013 earnings forecast by nine per cent to 39 cents per share. He also introduced a 45 cents per share profit in 2014.Benoit Poirier of Desjardins Capital Markets is more bullish, with a $6 price target, including $1.16 per share attributed to the CSeries. He also said Bombardier’s shares could potentially rise to $10 in the long-term.“We continue to believe the stock is attractive at current levels and represents a good long-term buying opportunity,” he wrote, adding that the low share price is unwarranted given the record order backlog.Poirier said the company’s financial position is “adequate” after having raised $2 billion to fund its costly development programs, but it has less cushion if further issues arise. He expects free cash flow will take a hit from aerospace spending.The analyst said he’s confident the CSeries will have its first flight before the June deadline, adding that other test planes are being built and the Pratt & Whitney engines should soon be certified by Transport Canada.The announced merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways to create the world’s largest carrier is good news in the long-term, but potential orders could be delayed by at least two years as they integrate the carriers, he said. Other potential orders include SkyWest, Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) and Qatar Airways.Poirier also believes the entry of Bombardier’s Learjet 85 could be delayed by six to nine months from the second half of 2013.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Bombardier’s shares gained four cents to $4.11 on Tuesday. read more

GO Transit service not affected by pay hike for Metrolinx employees Matthews

by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 21, 2014 11:44 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The governing Liberals are reassuring commuters that GO Transit services won’t be reduced by increased spending on employee wages.About 1,850 staff, including bus drivers and ticket sellers are getting a wage hike of 8.45 per cent over four years, but the cash-strapped government says there’s no extra money to pay for it.Treasury Board president Deb Matthews says Metrolinx, the regional transit authority that runs GO, will have to find the money for the pay increase within its existing budget.But she says it still must maintain or improve GO Transit service, which the government has promised to expand significantly over the next few years.Interim Tory Leader Jim Wilson says if Metrolinx can afford the wage increase, they should have used the money to lower fares instead.He says it’s suspicious that the deal for the pay hike was struck just before the June 12 election.Metrolinx spokeswoman Anne Marie Aikins says the deal is affordable and avoided a strike. GO Transit service not affected by pay hike for Metrolinx employees: Matthews read more

Football Iowa upsets No 6 Ohio State 5524 effectively ending Buckeyes playoff

Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell tackles Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett during the Hawkeyes’ game against the Buckeyes on Nov. 4. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIOWA CITY, Iowa — No. 6 Ohio State never led for a single second against Iowa, as the unranked Hawkeyes more than doubled its average of 25 points per game and scored the most points ever against an Urban Meyer-coached team Saturday. A week after completing a 15-point fourth-quarter comeback against Penn State that Meyer called the best of his career, Ohio State (7-2, 5-1 Big Ten) could not make up a 21-point third-quarter deficit and fell 55-24 to Iowa (6-3, 3-3 Big Ten) at Kinnick Stadium.Thousands of gold-and-black-clad fans stormed the field to celebrate the win, which crushed Ohio State’s hopes of reaching the College Football Playoff, just as Buckeye fans had done the week before.“Obviously turnovers, they controlled the line of scrimmage, we couldn’t stop them,” Meyer said dejectedly. “Good team, tough environment, we didn’t play very well.”Everything that went right against the Nittany Lions went wrong for Ohio State against the Hawkeyes. “Coming off an emotional win last week against Penn State, and then walking into a hostile environment that we knew, Kinnick Stadium, it’s got it’s Kinnick Curse or whatever you want to call it,” redshirt center Billy Price said. “We just didn’t come prepared today, we weren’t nine units strong and it resulted with the loss today.”Quarterback J.T. Barrett thrust himself into Heisman Trophy contention with a 33-for-39, 328-passing yard performance against the Nittany Lions, but toiled against the Hawkeyes, completing 18-of-34 passes for 208 yards and rushing for a team-high 14 carries for 63 yards. His game-opening interception was just his first of career-high four interceptions. He drove the Buckeyes down the field 80, 74 and 77 yards on the second, third and fourth drives, respectively. But Ohio State picked up just 33 yards on its next seven drives combined.Leading by 14 points late in the third quarter, Iowa sent its field-goal unit onto the field for what seemed to be a short field goal, but instead delivered a gut punch to Ohio State. Rather than kicking, the Hawkeyes spread the formation out and punter Colten Rastetter hit long snapper Tyler Kluver for an 18-yard gain as Meyer stood beside the side judge and decided not to call a timeout. On the next play, Quarterback Nate Stanley hit tight end T.J. Hockenson for a 2-yard touchdown, extending the lead to three touchdowns.The Hawkeyes took advantage of the Buckeyes’ weak secondary as Stanley went 20-of-31 for 226 yards and finished with a season-high five touchdowns. Tight ends Hockenson and Noah Fant led Iowa with five and four catches for 71 and 54 yards, respectively.“It’s kind of hard to explain [the feeling of the loss],” Lewis said. “Have the feeling of embarrassment, feeling of just… As a leader, I feel like I let a lot of people down.”Iowa relied heavily on speedy running back Akrum Wadley, who took 20 carries 118 yards. The Hawkeyes averaged 6.4 yards per carry, more than any team has rushed for against Ohio State in a single game this season.“Nobody expected that, I don’t think, on the defense because we play defense and take pride in stopping the run,” redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis said.Though the Hawkeyes entered the game having only scored 20-plus points in half of their eight games, they reached the threshold with 13:41 remaining in the second quarter as the Buckeyes seemed incapable of stopping, or even slowing down the Hawkeyes. Iowa outgained Ohio State 487-371 in total yards and picked up 24 first downs.“You expect to go into every game and dominate and play like the Silver Bullets,” Lewis said. “Obviously it didn’t turn out that way. We’ve just got to bounce back.”Ohio State allowed Penn State to score its first touchdown 15 seconds into the game last Saturday. This week, Iowa one-upped the Nittany Lions as sophomore safety Amani Hooker intercepted Barrett’s first pass attempt and ran it back for the game’s opening touchdown, just eight seconds into the game.Ohio State abandoned its running backs during the majority of the game. J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber combined for 11 carries and 78 yards. Sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa was flagged and ejected for targeting for a head-to-head hit on Stanley near the end of the second quarter. The Buckeyes will be back in action at noon Saturday when they take on No. 24 Michigan State at Ohio Stadium. read more

id Software reveals Rage installation options for Xbox 360 PS3

first_imgid Software’s latest FPS Rage is only a few weeks away now, with a planned launch on October 4 in the U.S. and October 7 across Europe. We’ve reported previously about the expected disc numbers and install size of the game on the Xbox 360, but now we have official confirmation of the options for both the 360 and PS3.If you are a PS3 owner then you’re certainly going to have an easier, or at least quicker entry into the game. It comes on one Blu-ray disc and has an 8GB installation. That’s still a huge amount of data to transfer on to your console’s hard drive, and an amount it seems id had to get Sony to agree to, but it’s worth it for shorter load times during play.For Xbox 360 owners, expect to be carrying home a heavier than usual game case. That’s because it will contain 3 DVDs as that’s the minimum number the data would fit on. The pain continues when you get home as the installation can be as much as 22GB. However, id has worked around such a big install by allowing you the option of only installing sections at a time.Due to the way in which the game playthrough works, you do not need to disc swap as you progress through the game. Disc one is the first section of the game, disc two the second, and so on. So id allows you the option of installing just the data from the first disc. Once you’ve completed that section you can uninstall it and install the second disc’s content etc.Such an option should come as some relief for gamers who already have 360 hard drives almost full of game data and digital downloads. It also means waiting to play the game won’t take as long if you choose the single-disc install option. It may mean some later frustration though, when you need to do another install.Read more at the Eurogamer Tim Willits interview, via Kotakulast_img read more

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ASA Partners with PrecisionAg Institute for 2nd Big Data Workshop

first_imgASA Director Jerry Bambauer speaks at the Big Data Workshop in Ohio this week.ASA joined with the PrecisionAg Institute on Feb. 16, for a Big Data Workshop at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.  The event attracted 200 farmers, industry suppliers, ag retailers, government agency officials and consultants. The workshop began with opening remarks from ASA Director Jerry Bambauer (OH) and Ohio Agribusiness Association President and CEO Chris Henney.  Bambauer discussed the important role precision agriculture and data play in farming today, particularly in terms of the potential these tools hold for helping farmers demonstrate sustainability.  Bambauer also mentioned ASA’s work with the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association and many other agriculture groups to develop the Privacy and Security Principles for Farm Data.Farmers, university and industry experts in precision agriculture and data management gave presentations about the value of data, security and privacy concerns, standardization needs, data and sustainability, and best management practices to maximize the value of on farm data. For more information on the workshop, contact Michelle Hummel in the ASA office at read more

EXCLUSIVE Google advises employers to invest in people as much as technology

first_imgEmployee Benefits Live 2017: Employers should ensure they invest in their people as much as in new technologies in order to create an empowering organisational culture and a strong business environment.In the closing keynote address at Employee Benefits Live 2017 in a session titled ‘How can HR lead the workplace and digital transformations?’, Yuval Dvir (pictured), head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) online partnerships at Google, said: “Technology can only be as good as people. People are still as important, if not more important, than technology and I think in the past decades we’ve been focusing too much on technology and less on people.”During the session, Dvir explained the influential impact that senior leaders and managers have on shaping organisational culture, and how this culture is vital in enabling employees to feel secure and autonomous enough to be innovative and creative to deliver business goals. “People also have a constraint or a restraint in a way; they can only be as good as the culture,” he said. “If it’s open enough, if it’s providing the physical, psychological safety, if [employees] are free to speak up, empowerment and all those things are crucial for the culture. Culture is derived from the leadership.”However, modern workplace practices, such as flexible-working arrangements, can dislodge how managers feel about their own chain of command, because these arrangements can remove the level of control that some managers are used to. Instead, managers should be the ones to initiate flexibility. Dvir said: “[Employers] have to lead by example, and not just the person at the top. That bit really needs to trickle down to managers and that’s a difficult thing to do because, nowadays with the demands and the requirements of employers, it takes a lot of the control that managers used to have.”What people expect and want from their jobs has also transformed, with many employees swapping a work=to-live mentality for an ethos based on having purpose and meaning within the workplace. This leads to questions around the validity of the traditional nine-to-five working day and whether employees should instead be compensated for work that they perform outside of these hours.Employers should, therefore, avoid categorising their people. Being able to create a well-balanced team with a positive culture is more important than the individual employees who comprise the team, said Dvir. “When we talk about performance review, we talk about individuals, not teams,” he said. “How the team operates and the culture of the team is way more important than who is on the team because as humans, we like to pigeon-hole everybody. We like to categorise everyone. The key thing that’s missing over here is context.”For example, certain employees may be categorised as one personality type in some situations, but have different characteristics when dealing with another situation, which should be taken into consideration when forming teams.“Nothing is done in isolation,” said Dvir. “Everything is really well connected and that’s an important thing because context in the workplace, context when we talk about employee benefits or anything else, needs to be taken into consideration because if [employers] can forget one variable or another, then [they] miss out on everything.”last_img read more

YouTube removes ads from antivaccination video channels

first_img Tags Google Alphabet Inc. Related story YouTube’s ‘whack-a-mole approach’ to child safety isn’t working, critics say Tech Industry Commentscenter_img Share your voice Getty Images YouTube said Friday that it’s removing ads that appear on video channels featuring anti-vaccination content. The move comes after some marketers pulled ads from the platform because they didn’t know they were appearing with videos that discourage vaccinations. BuzzFeed, which first inquired about the anti-vaccination videos with YouTube, earlier reported the news. 21 “We have strict policies that govern what videos we allow ads to appear on, and videos that promote anti-vaccination content are a violation of those policies,” a YouTube spokeswoman said in a statement. “We enforce these policies vigorously, and if we find a video that violates them, we immediately take action and remove ads.”While YouTube, which is owned by Google, is dropping the ads from those channels, the policy is not new. Anti-vaccination content was already considered harmful content, and should not have been monetized in the first place, but those videos slipped through YouTube’s filters. Lawmakers have recently put pressure on tech giants to stop the spread of misinformation concerning vaccinations. Earlier this month, Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California, wrote an open letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai urging him to fix the problem of anti-vax content on the search giant’s platforms. “There is strong evidence to suggest that at least part of the source of this trend is the degree to which medically inaccurate information about vaccines surfaces on the websites many Americans get their information, among them YouTube and Google search,” Schiff wrote. The news also comes after advertisers, including AT&T and Fornite maker Epic Games, said they would boycott YouTube for their ads appearing next to content that promoted child exploitation. last_img read more

Parties Are Serious Business for DC Marketing Entrepreneur

first_imgMitchel Brooks IV, co-founder of the Urbane Group, (Courtesy Photo)While D.C. has its fair share of party promotion companies, the Urbane Lifestyle and Entertainment Group does more than promote. “We offer marketing services to a lot of corporate organizations and non-profit organizations,” Mitchel Brooks IV, told the AFRO.So it’s not just about getting people into a club and packing them in like sardines, he continued, “We look to direct the event and advocate for our clients whether they’re more social or social justice [driven].“Organizations such as the National Bar Association, for example, have come to us to curate a [Congressional Black Caucus] event. They came to us for campaign marketing, collateral, graphic design, website creation and outreach.”Not only does the Urbane Group focus on producing events for clients, but creating a memorable environment for guests. “Oftentimes, folks in Washington, D.C. – especially these highly educated, upwardly mobile professionals – go out to stand around. They get too concerned or caught up in who’s there and who will see them,” he said. “But I strongly believe you get a vibe and overall feeling when you walk into one of our projects compared to when you walk into any random happy hour or night life event on a Thursday night. We’ve had customers and brands that tell us they feel a difference. They’re able to let loose and have fun.”Brooks co-founded the entertainment and marketing company while studying to receive his MBA at Florida A&M University.  “I really wanted to create unique experiences that were missing from the marketplace in Tallahassee,” he said.The company’s first event took place at FAMU’s homecoming in 2009. After graduation, he relocated to D.C. With a team of 26 people, the company expanded to Houston, Chicago, Charlotte, St. Louis, and Miami.“Folks know that when we’re producing a project, it’s going to be as one of a kind and authentic as humanly possible, and I think that’s what folks have come to appreciate about our brand in D.C.”For more information, visit read more

Netflix Shines for Lee ByunghunStarrer Mr Sunshine

first_imgLee (“G.I. Joe,” “Red 2,”) is accompanied by Kim Tae-ri The Handmaiden, who plays the aristocrat’s daughter. Other cast include Yoo Yeon-seok, Kim Min-jung, and Byun Yo-han.“We have seen so much passion for top quality Korean stories, and the pedigree of a title like ‘Mr. Sunshine’ is a significant step forward in building a strong Korean content library for our members around the world,” said Rob Roy, Netflix VP of content acquisition. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img Netflix has picked up multi-territory rights to Mr Sunshine, a new Korean period drama series starring Lee Byung-hun.The show is written by Kim Eun-sook and directed by Lee Eung-bok, the pair who created smash it series “Descendants of the Sun.” Production is by Hwa&Dam Pictures, one of Korea’s top drama production firms, and Studio Dragon, who teamed up with Hwa&Dam for Goblin and Bravo My Life.Running to 24-episodes, “Mr Sunshine” will premiere exclusively on Netflix starting July 7, with episodes streaming on the same day of its Korean broadcast in the U.S. and most Asian territories. The series will then premiere in Japan on July 8, and the rest of the world on July 19.Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. marine officer. He falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.last_img read more