Relay for Life 2016 set to exceed targets

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp By admin – June 16, 2016 WhatsApp Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Organisers of Relay for Life Donegal are reporting that they will meet this year’s target of 50 thousand euro.It will be a few weeks before a final figure will be determined however they have announced that they have reached 40 thousand so far.The Chairperson of Relay for Life Donegal is Robert O’Connor……….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Twitter Relay for Life 2016 set to exceed targets Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Previous article8% fall in number of permissions granted for new homesNext articlePictures: Donegal Youth Council attend state ceremonial admin Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Dutch watchdog urges schemes to prepare for a hard Brexit

first_imgThe implementation of over-the-counter derivatives contracts, concluded with UK-based parties and extending beyond the Brexit date, could also become stuck, he warned.“These counterparties would possibly no longer have the required authorisation to offer investment services to EU counterparties, or conduct investment activities related to these derivatives contracts,” Hilbers said.Meanwhile, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said it continued to prepare for a range of scenarios, including a hard Brexit.The FCA is to be tasked by the UK’s treasury department with amending and maintaining EU rules and technical standards after the UK’s membership ends on 29 March 2019. This is in line with the EU (Withdrawal) Act, recently passed by the parliament, which allows the transferral and conversion of EU law to UK law and gives ministers powers to make amendments as necessary.The FCA said its work would “sit underneath the EU regulations and directives and provide technical detail of how those requirements must be met”.Last March, the UK and the EU agreed on a transitional period from 29 March to December-end 2020.During this time, EU law would remain applicable to the UK, with firms, funds and trading venues continuing to benefit from passporting between the UK and EEA as they do today, according to the FCA.“Obligations derived from EU law would continue to apply, and firms must continue with implemention plans for EU legislation that is still to come into effect before the end of December 2020,” the FCA added. Dutch supervisor DNB has urged pension funds to prepare for a so-called ‘hard’ Brexit, as the preliminary agreement for a transition period after the UK leaves in March is not yet legally binding.On DNB’s website, Paul Hilbers, director for financial stability, said that if the UK and the EU failed to reach an agreement on their future relationship, the transitional arrangement could be cancelled.He warned that a hard Brexit could come without equivalence certificates for the UK, which are necessary for companies and financial institutions to access each other’s markets.DNB’s financial stability director explained that pension funds ran the concrete risk of loosing acces to infrastructure in the UK, such as central counterparty (CCP) clearing.last_img read more

Florida Begins Phase Two Reopening Process, Except for South Florida

first_imgFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis says Florida’s Phase Two reopening begins Friday which will allow bars to reopen.The order takes effect today but does not include Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.In Florida’s other 64 counties, restaurants can now seat people at a bar, and bars and pubs can open at 50% capacity with social distancing and sanitation.“You’re seated to get served. People go, enjoy, have a drink, that’s fine, We want to kind of not have huge crowds piling in,” DeSantis said.Retail establishments may operate at full capacity, movie theaters and bowling alleys can open at 50% capacity.Florida allowed restaurants and retail shops to open at 25% capacity on May 4 and expanded that later in the month.Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a stay-at-home order, which will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 3rd.The order remained in effect until May 1 and closed all non-essential businesses around the state and urged residents to stay home in an effort to fight the coronavirus.last_img read more

Goodbye Steamboats, Hello Herons

first_imgMonaghan explainedthe designs went throughmany iterations beforelanding on something thateveryone could agree on. “Herons are just so majestic,” she said. “My other favorite landmark is the train station,” she added and Mery agreed and said it connotes “home.” Monaghan made sure to add details like windowpanes on the train station and the window boxes below that, at the real train station, are always filled by the Little Silver Garden Club with plantings that reflect the season. The heron signs include nautical roping lashed around the top of the sign’s posts and Monaghan said she’s asked that the borough plant seagrass at the base to complete the water way feel. Six of the signs feature the distinctive Little Silver Train Station, a nod to the borough’s busy downtown hub, and two signs feature a white heron soaring over the water, a delightful sight for travelers traveling over the Gooseneck and Oceanport Avenue bridges. By Amy Byrnes At the end of October, new, cheerful “Welcome to Little Silver” signs started popping up around town, reflecting the borough’s history and geography. Silverweb designer and co-owner Nora Monaghan, who’s lived in Little Silver for 23 years, said she especially wanted to highlight Little Silver’s extensive water ways and the stately white birds that she sees whenever she’s driving in and out of the borough. The classic markers had a distinctly colonial vibe and featured illustrations of a steamboat and the year Little Silver was established. center_img Silverweb of Red Bank, a graphic design firm, created the new welcome signs. The firm had helped create a logo and website for recent Little Silver Day celebrations and was happy to work with the borough council members on the design, materials and size of the signs for the $19,000 capital improvement project. “It was really a compliment,” said Silverweb co-owner Jackie Mery. A heron is featured on new signs announcing Little Silver.Photo by Amy Byrnes Once they came up with two designs, the borough went out to four sign fabricators to bid on the project and the winner was Stone Graphics Company, Inc. in Farmingdale. Owner Chris Stone said they applied the same weather resistant paint process used for signs the company created for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida that’s durable and – depending on care and environmental conditions – should welcome visitors to Little Silver for years to come. But lately they had started to show their age and were “literally falling apart,” according to Mayor Robert Neff. Public works employees were finding sign parts in the grass. It seemed they were too far gone for fixing. “We thought it was time to bring the signs up to date,” he said. LITTLE SILVER – For decades, iconic carved wooden signs have welcomed people to the riverside borough. “I wanted it to be perfect,” she said.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2016)–Idle since running seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint Oct. 31 and fitted with blinkers by trainer Peter Eurton, Kobe’s Back rallied from far back under Gary Stevens to take Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes by a half length while covering six furlongs in 1:08.70.As is his custom, Kobe’s Back, who broke from the rail in a field of five older horses, was away slowly but was in high gear while four-wide turning for home, about nine lengths off the lead.“Gary said the blinkers did make a difference,” said Eurton, who trained “Kobe” in his last eight starts. “They probably need a little more cup to them. He tends to focus on the handlers in the gate…He tends to forget about the front part of the gate when it opens, so we’re going to add just a little more shade to them.”When asked if he was concerned about being so far back early, Eurton responded, “I know him, so we’re used to it. Six furlongs is just a little short…I never felt he was completely out of it, knowing him.”The second choice in the wagering at 5-2, Kobe’s Back collared favored Salutos Amigos in the final 50 yards and paid $7.00, $3.40 and $2.40.Owned by Lee and Susan Searing’s CRK Stable, Kobe’s Back improved his overall mark to 17-4-3-2. With the winner’s share of $120,000, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred horse by Flatter increased his earnings to $772,250.“We tried blinkers years ago when John (Sadler) had him and he didn’t particularly like them,” said Lee Searing. “We didn’t think it was going to make a big difference. He did come out of the gate really good today, so that may have made a difference but he’s also never been this good, so finally this may be his year. We’ll find out but it’s a good start.”Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Salutos Amigos was a close fourth at the rail going into the far turn, made the lead a sixteenth out, but couldn’t hold off the winner late while finishing 1 ½ lengths in front of Cautious Giant. Off at 7-5, he paid $2.80 and $2.20.With Santiago Gonzalez up, Cautious Giant was lapped on pacesetter Rocket Heat around the far turn, took command at the quarter pole and proved third best, finishing 3 ¾ lengths in front of Rocket Heat. Off at 6-1, Cautious Giant paid $3.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.88, 44.45 and 56.33.Racing resumes on Thursday at Santa Anita, with first post time at 1 p.m. Admission gates will open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

3 Free Color Grading Tools

first_imgProfessional color grading tools are within reach – either as free downloads or built into the video editing app you already use!Image from Blackmagic DesignColor Grading: In the BeginningThere was a time, not long ago, that getting a complex, subtle look for your video meant spending thousands of dollars a day in a DI suite. This final “finishing” step in post-production was a luxury that many producers simply could not afford. Most producers instead relied on their editors to do a basic “color correction” to the clips sitting in the NLE timeline using the small, limited set of filters at their disposal. The idea of a proper “color grade” was really just a pipe dream.Then Apple, Inc bought Final Touch, renamed it Color and gave it away for free with every copy of the Final Cut Suite. The joke at the time was that you got a “free DaVinci” in every box of Final Cut.Suddenly, editors everywhere were given the power of a complex, robust color grading application in all its arcane and indecipherable beauty. It turns out that what was going on in those expensive DI suites was more than just tweaking colors, there was a real color science happening. Many editors opened up Color, took one look around and then went straight back to the timeline. However, for the dedicated, the free copy of Color allowed for a shot at developing professional color grading skills.Simultaneously, NLE based color correction plug-ins (like Red Giant Colorista and Magic Bullet Looks) were getting more powerful, allowing sophisticated color correction and grading right in the timeline. There was no need to move out of the NLE to a dedicated grading application, it was possible to finish right there inside of Final Cut.In 2010, worlds collided when Blackmagic Design acquired DaVinci (the industry leader in high-end color grading) and released the latest version of Resolve (their flagship application) for the shockingly low price of US $995. This was a color grading environment you couldn’t touch for less than a hundred thousand dollars the year before. To drive the point home, Blackmagic released a free version called Resolve Lite. So now the “free DaVinci” was actually a free version of DaVinci Resolve. And you could run it on your laptop.Color Grading: The SplitThe work of color grading exists in two very different realms now. There are still the high-end Resolve artists, working on expensive hardware with multiple GPUs, colorimetric accurate displays, nice sofas and espresso machines. There is science in their work, a deep understanding of cinematography and a workflow centered around the job of color grading. They live in DaVinci Resolve and they are awesome, and very expensive.On the other side are what you can call “editorial specialists”. They come into the edit suite after picture lock, work directly inside the timeline, create a color balanced images, post-relighting and make everything look qualitatively better. Sometimes there is a colorimetric accurate monitor, often not, and the editorial specialist uses color bars and adjustments to get a display close to something that approximates a true representation. This practitioner comes equipped with a suite of plug-ins, but many small post house and editorial boutiques stay up to date with the latest so this is becoming less of an issue.What is interesting, to me, is that the proliferation of low (and no) cost color correction tools has created a new class of post-production workers. For two decades, we’ve all watched as digital technology collapsed and obsoleted many different post roles (and good paying jobs). In color grading and finishing, it’s done the opposite: it’s made the high-end more accessible while rates have stayed relatively high, and it’s created a new position in small post houses using NLE’s and plug-ins. Producers are aware that for another five-hundred dollars they can add a layer of polish on a low-budget spot without ever leaving the post-house.‘All the Free DaVincis’With this new landscape in mind, I present to you, three amazing applications you can download for free to do sophisticated color grading and finishing. Although these applications are packed with tons of professional color grading features, I urge you to study up on the foundations of color correcting theory and technique if you aim to have a comprehensive and systematic approach to working with color.DaVinci Resolve Lite“DaVinci Resolve Lite includes all the same high quality processing of the full DaVinci Resolve. However it limits projects to UHD resolutions or less, a single processing GPU and a single RED Rocket card.” from BlackmagicOK, it is the free DaVinci so there are some limits:1) You can only work in 4K or lower resolution2) Only process on a single GPU and a single Red Rocket Card3) No Stereo 3D support4) No noise reduction, power mastering, remote grading and sharingIf you really need the extra, then you’ll have to pony up the $995 dollars. But c’mon, it’s a free DaVinci! Also, Resolve 11 is a fully-baked NLE so you can cut in it if you want.To me, the bigger choice here is whether you want to invest the time in learning how to work in the Resolve world. It means migrating projects from your current NLE, managing data, learning a node-based workflow and generally spending hours and hours climbing the learning curve. Do you have the time to do this?Red Giant Colorista FreeI am partial to all things Red Giant. They have supported me as a filmmaker for years, I have beta tested many of their products. They are my friends and they are filmmakers who make software for filmmakers. Colorista is an amazing product from the prolific mad genius of  rebel filmmaker, Stu Maschwitz. When it was released it was, quite simply, the three-way color corrector that Adobe forgot to build in After Effects. It had primary and secondary color grading tools, skin tools, masking tools and it lived right there in the plug-in window.The app has matured into an amazingly powerful color finishing tool that lives in most NLEs and After Effects as a plug-in, it’s called Colorista II and it’s US$199.Red Giant released a free version of the app called “Colorista Free” that has just the three way color correction tool and numeric inputs. But when you combine this with the built-in tracking masks in Adobe Premiere CC 2014, you get a really stable, powerful primary and secondary color correction tool for free.While you can use the built-in Premiere CC three way color corrector for the same effect, I personally find Colorista gets me the desired look a lot faster.Adobe Premiere CC 2014Which brings me to the last “free Da Vinci” in the box: the NLE you may already be using, Adobe Premiere CC 2014. Every plug-in now has optional automated tracking masks, this is a big deal.It means that for every filter you apply, you can choose to apply it to a selected portion of the image, and then have Premiere “follow” that portion over time, dynamically key-framing as it goes. In Resolve-land, this is called “power windowing”, and it was the secret-sauce of the high-end color suite for decades. When you start stacking on these power windows and filters, you can do amazing things like relighting a shot in post, or soften wrinkles on an actors face. You can achieve the subtle effects that evoke emotion and enhance an image. And you can do it all without ever leaving Premiere. It’s kind of awesome.You’ve got options.last_img read more

6 injured as car ploughs into Eid celebration in UK

first_imgBy Aditi KhannaLondon, Jun 25 (PTI) Six people, including three children, were injured when a car mounted a kerb and ploughed into a crowd of people participating in an event to celebrate Eid outside a sports centre in northeast England today.Police said the incident in Newcastle was not believed to be terrorism-related but a full investigation was underway.”As previously stated there is nothing to suggest that this is terror related. A 42-year-old woman is currently in police custody and police are not looking for any other suspects at this time,” a Northumbria Police statement said.One of the children is said to have been critically injured. Hundreds of people were at the event this morning to mark the end of Ramzan outside the Westgate Sports Centre.A North East Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We received our first 999 call at 9.15 this morning to report a car that had mounted the kerb.”We have taken six people to hospital; they have gone to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle; three children and three adults.”Emergency services included six ambulances, two paramedic rapid response vehicles and the air ambulance.An eyewitness told the BBC: “From what I understand, [a woman who had been at prayer] was about to leave in her car and I believe she lost control.”I ran up straight away because everyone was moving in on all the injured, trying to put water in their mouths.”The parents of the kids were there, I had to sort of try and calm them down just to tell them the ambulance is there and they will take care of it; they know what theyre doing.advertisement”It caused a lot of panic; everyone was screaming when it happened, it wasnt the best of experiences.”Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle Central, tweeted: “So sad, I was at the prayers earlier & there were so much joy & unity. Thinking of those affected by what I am told was terrible accident.”Britain is on high alert following recent terror attacks involving vehicles. On June 19, a man drove a van into Muslim worshippers in London, killing one and injuring others. PTI AK ABHlast_img read more

10 months agoAbraham informs Chelsea he wants to leave Aston Villa

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Abraham informs Chelsea he wants to leave Aston Villaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham wants to leave Aston Villa this month.The Sun says the England striker can return from Aston Villa this month in the terms of his season-long move to the Championship side.And the Chelsea striker has attracted interest from top-flight clubs looking to boost their attack in the second half of the season.Abraham, 21, will be targeted by the clubs who missed out on Dominic Solanke, who is poised to join Crystal Palace.Both young Three Lions strikers have been on the radar for Bournemouth, Huddersfield, Brighton and Fulham.Moving away from Villa will be a blow to Dean Smith’s promotion hopes, with the club five points off the play-offs.It will also put Smith in the market for a replacement in attack for the second half of the season. last_img read more

25 days ago​Petit: Emery will ruin Arsenal with rotation

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Petit: Emery will ruin Arsenal with rotationby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal legend Emmanuel Petit is warning current boss Unai Emery against heavy rotation.The Gunners have to manage their resources as they battle for several competitions, including the Premier League and Europa League.As they face a tough away test against fellow top four rivals Manchester United on Monday night, Petit believes excessive rotation could create a problem at the Emirates Stadium club.Petit wrote on the Paddy Power website: “What Unai Emery wants to create is a team.A collective unit.”Not just the first 11 but the whole group. This is why he’s constantly rotating his side and including young players.”I like this idea, but it’s difficult for players to operate in a system like this.”He changes so often – but you need to be playing regularly in order to adapt like this. His demands from the players are huge.”But if they show the character they’ve shown recently, they have the potential to do something.”Belief comes with results, but results come from what you bring to the pitch. That doesn’t come easily.” last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Retracts, Apologizes For Comments On Colin Kaepernick

first_imgJim Harbaugh addresses a group of reporters.Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh apologized on Twitter shortly after commenting on the motivation behind Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest.Earlier today, Jim Harbaugh said he “didn’t respect the motivation” behind San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit down during the national anthem on Friday night.Kaepernick, who played for Harbaugh in San Fran from 2011-14, explained his decision on multiple occasions, saying it revolved around the treatment of black people and people of color in the U.S.“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game against Green Bay. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”Just minutes after his initial comments on Kaepernick went public –and caused some criticism on social media–Jim Harbaugh apologized on his favorite medium.I apologize for misspeaking my true sentiments. To clarify, I support Colin’s motivation. It’s his method of action that I take exception to— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) August 29, 2016Looking at the responses to Harbaugh’s tweet, some have accepted his apology, others haven’t and some are wondering why he apologized in the first place. Seems like the man can’t help causing a stir even when he doesn’t intend to.last_img read more