Final Cut Pro X Tutorial: Working with RED RAW Footage

first_imgLearn the tricks for a smooth RED RAW workflow in Final Cut Pro X.Over the last few years a RAW workflow has gone from being a feature used exclusively by the pros to a viable option for indie-filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike. With new cameras such as the Blackmagic Pocket Camera or the Panasonic GH4, getting RAW footage is a relatively easy process. However, due to the price point and complex setup, RED cameras are still used almost exclusively by the pros.Working with RAW footage has major advantages over using formats that have been compressed. Namely you can adjust parameters such as sharpness, saturation, and clarity, nondestructively in post. RAW files also give added bit-depth allowing you to have more control when color correcting.So if you happen to be given footage from a RED what is your workflow going to look like? In the following tutorial presented by MacBreak Studio, the guys demonstrate how to use RED RAW footage in FCPX. The tutorial covers:Importing RED RAW FootageFavoriting Import TargetsAdjusting RED RAW settingsCreating Proxy ClipsTo work with RED footage in FCPX you will need the RED plug-in. You can download the plug-in for free from RED’s website.The RED Rocket card that Mark brings up in this video retails for an astounding $4,800. You can read more about the RED Rocket Card on Red’s website. This video was first shared on the PixleCorps Youtube Channel. Thanks for sharing guys!Want more FCPX tutorials? Check out our previous posts here on the PremiumBeat blog.Do you use RED RAW in FCPX? Share your experience in the comments!last_img read more

Long faces, but chins up for USA fans after World Cup exit

first_imgUSA fans suffered a major heartbreak after their team was knocked out of the World Cup It was all long faces, but heads held high, for the legion of American fans who traveled to Brazil for the World Cup, only to watch their team lose 2-1 to Belgium in extra time.Statistical Highlights | Match Photos Upward of 20,000 people, mostly Americans, packed the golden sands of Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro in front of a giant TV screen set up in the FIFA Fan Fest watch area in Rio.Fans stood and cheered the entire time, packed tightly and with barely any wiggle room to get through the crowd.Like many fans, Travis Rood, a 28-year-old from Seattle, his face painted red, white and blue and an American flag draped around his shoulder, started to leave the beach after Belgium went up 2-0.USA fans react after their team’s 2-1 loss to Belgium in the Round of 16 tie But Rood froze in his tracks and turned around after the U.S. scored a late goal to spark hope that ultimately faded with the final whistle.”This World Cup was a turning point for us,” he said. “People around the world are beginning to respect us as a team.”A common refrain, Rood said there was no shame in losing to the young, talented Belgian team, who now move on to a tough quarter-final match with Argentina.”They’re a small country but on paper,” he said of Belgium. “But they’re twice as good as we are at soccer.”advertisementAt a pub in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city, it got so packed people were sitting on the floor to watch the match. They shouted every time U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard made a spectacular save – which he did 16 times.US fans saddened after their team’s 2-1 loss to Belgium on Wednesday Many of the American faithful in Sao Paulo were shouting the U.S. chant of “I believe that we will win” throughout the game. Some added emphatically “We love you!” for their team.But in the end, most acknowledged that Belgium played a much better game, saying the U.S. waited too long to go on the attack.”Belgium just played much better. They deserve it,” said Nick Venditti, a 26-year-old from New York. “I am still happy we made it out of the ‘group of death.’ That wasn’t easy.”He added, hopefully: “In the next four years, we will be so much better.”last_img read more

Amazon launches Echo Input in India for Rs 2,999

first_imgAmazon on Thursday, January 17 launched the Amazon Echo Input in India for Rs 2,999. The tiny hockey-puck looking device will be available on Amazon India’s e-retail platform and at Croma, Vijay Sales and other offline retailers starting today.”With Echo Input, we are giving users even more options to choose the best Echo device for their needs. Adding Echo Input to your existing speakers is the easiest way to begin your voice-first experience with Alexa,” Amazon Devices Director, Jayshree Gururaj said in a statement.As a part of the launch offer, Amazon is offering up to Rs 2,999 off on the purchase of Echo Input with a Bluetooth speaker. While customers who buy a JBL Go 2 speaker will get 50 per cent off on the purchase of Echo Input, on the other hand, customers who couple Amazon’s newly launched device with either Bose Soundlink Revolve speaker or UE Boom 3 speaker will get Echo Input at zero cost.For those of you who are confused about its functionality, here’s a simple explanation. The Amazon Echo Input is a device that essentially adds Alexa connectivity to your Bluetooth speaker. It connects to your ordinary speaker via a 3.5mm audio cable or Bluetooth connections and turns it into a smart speaker that can perform a host of tasks ranging between playing your favourite songs (all hands free) to checking for weather updates to setting alarms and reminders to booking a cab to even telling you sports score.So if you don’t have an Amazon Echo smart speaker at home, you can simply connect the Amazon Echo Input with your existing speaker and get the best of what Alexa has to offer.The best thing about the Amazon Echo Input is that it is small in size and in terms of dimensions, it is 0.5-inches tall and 3.1-inches wide. To put into perspective, it is smaller than the Amazon Echo Dot or the Google Home Mini smart speakers and it will disappear wherever you put it. However, unlike Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker, which comes with a built-in speaker, Echo Input plays audio through the connected speaker. On the flip-side, you can control Echo Input with your voice just like an Echo smart speaker.In terms of the overall design, just like the Echo Dot smart speaker, the Amazon Echo Input is made of a plastic body that features a matte finish. It sports an LED, an action button, a microphone on and off button and four array microphones on top. At the back there is a USB port that is used for powering the device and a 3.5mm audio output jack that can be used for connecting it with a secondary speaker.Notably, Amazon had introduced the Amazon Echo Input alongside the Echo Sub sub-woofer, Echo Wall Clock, Amazon Basics microwave oven, and Amazon Smart Plug at a special event that was held in Seattle last September. The company had launched the Echo Input in the US with a starting price of $34.99. And now, nearly four months after its international launch, the device is making its way to India.Meanwhile, earlier this week, Amazon also refreshed its FireTV Stick lineup in India. The Seattle headquartered tech-giant launched the new FireTV Stick with the all new Alexa remote in India with a starting price of Rs 3,999.advertisementALSO READ: | Amazon launches updated Echo Dot and Echo Plus in India, adds Echo Sub to listALSO READ: | Amazon launches Fire TV Stick with Alexa voice remote in India for Rs 3,999ALSO READ: | From a new Echo Show to a microwave, here’s everything announced at Amazon 2018 eventlast_img read more

Rohit Sharma lifts daughter Samaira in his arms as Mumbai Indians win 4th IPL title

first_imgMumbai Indians won their 4th Indian Premier League title with a 1-run win over Chennai Super Kings. The impossible had been done… the lions tamed. And after the exuberance of victory came the calm of a loving embrace for Rohit Sharma.The Mumbai players were ecstatic after the win, revelling in their glory. But skipper Rohit’s eyes searched the field for his daughter, Samaira.The world, as it may, can wait. India’s premier opener took his daughter in his arms and lifted her up in the sky with Samaira breaking into a smile.A new experience for @ImRo45 who lifts his little munchkin before lifting the #VIVOIPL #MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/oqsih3xfk4IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2019Rohit after the win said that winning the fourth IPL title in front of his daughter Samaira was special.”It is special. Not just Samaira but you (addressing his wife, Ritika) also. Yes, (winning in front of) Samaira because this is her first IPL and she came for most of the games. I’m very happy,” Rohit said replying to Ritika, who asked him how he felt about winning the fourth title in front of Samaira in a video for iplt20.com.All this is new for Samaira, it is her first IPL after all. She will in due course get used to, given the fact that Rohit Sharma is yet to lose an IPL final.Rohit is the only player to win 5 IPL titles, winning four titles with MI after his first with Deccan Chargers.advertisementHe was won 9 out of 10 finals in his career. Rohit has won the World T20 in 2007 with India, the Champions League 2013 with Mumbai Indians, the Asia Cup in 2006 with India and the Nidahas Trophy in 2018.When it comes to IPL, Rohit won his first title with Deccan Chargers in 2009. In 2013, Rohit won his first title as captain when he led Mumbai Indians to their first title.Rohit repeated the feat in 2015, 2017 and 2019, to maintain his perfect record in the IPL final.#VIVOIPL 2019 Champions – @mipaltan pic.twitter.com/XPl5dzh2H6IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2019After lifting the IPL trophy, Rohit realised that.”Oh, I forgot that (title with DC). Yeah it is five. It’s so tough to take one out of the five. You see IPL is a very tough tournament to win. So I am not going to pick one, because all those victories, all those finals that we won. One with DC and four with MI, we’ve had exceptional seasons,” Rohit said”I can’t really pick one because every season has its own challenge. For me, all five, I will cherish and remember, and not pick one,” he added.Also Read | Rohit Sharma only 5-time IPL champion after Mumbai Indians win 4th titlelast_img read more

FAU Lands Sons Of Terrell Owens, Warren Sapp On National Signing Day

first_img Lane Kiffin announced the new signings on Wednesday morning.FAU FOOTBALL: Terrell Owens’ son Terique Joins Warren Sapp II – https://t.co/8stIvvyQFo https://t.co/FUjdBAr5FX— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) February 6, 2019Owens revealed why he chose FAU: “I feel like they have my best interest at heart. They have a great coaching staff. I feel like the coaches, they are going to help me improve and get better. I really trust them.”He made the switch from basketball to football as a sophomore in high school before going the junior college route.Terique Owens tallied over 500 yards and caught four touchdowns at Contra Costa Community College before announcing his commitment to FAU as a preferred walk-on. lane kiffin looks onto the fieldBOCA RATON, FL – NOVEMBER 3: Head coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls looks on during third quarter action against the Marshall Thundering Herd at FAU Stadium on November 3, 2017 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)On Wednesday morning National Signing Day for college football kicked off. A majority of the top players in the nation took advantage of the Earlier Signing Period and announced their commitments in December.There are plenty of other recruits who are announcing their decisions today.That list includes the sons of former NFL stars Terrell Owens and Warren Sapp. Both decided to take their talents to FAU and play for Lane Kiffin.According to a release from the school, Terique Owens and Warren Sapp II will join the team as preferred walk-ons. Terique and Warren II are reportedly planning to “blueshirt” during the 2019 season, meaning they’ll be eligible for scholarships next season.last_img read more

The Best Summer Yard Games, For You and Your Dog

first_img 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter Editors’ Recommendations This Black Boathouse Is a Luxurious Retreat on a Small Island in Norway The 200-Horsepower Vanquish Vanqraft VQ16 Is a Boat-Sized Jet Ski The next time you’re looking for a toy for your four-legged friend to play with, there’s a good chance you and your friends might just want to get in on the fun — no, really; consider these among the best summer yard games for everyone.Kittie & Gordie Spatter’s line of dog toys and accessories, Kurgo, is all about creating interactive experiences for both people and their dogs –a novel concept compared to the rest of the market.“When we discussed games we always loved playing, we remembered back to our childhood in Vermont, and those long summer days playing lawn games in our backyard with our childhood friends,” the owners said .”We thought that nostalgic and traditional summer games would be a great way for people to play along with their dogs.”And the list of those games and toys is extensive enough to make anyone want to run around in the yard with their dog. For Frisbee lovers, the Tossing Disc is a durable update to a regular plastic version.Related: Grab the perfect pair of hiking boots for the rest of summerAt first glance, the Wapple Ball also makes it easy for lovers of Wiffle Ball to get their pets in on the fun, inspired by the original Wiffle Ball itself. Who said workouts had to be restricted to the gym?“People love the concept and the toys,” the owners said. “We’ve had a lot of people contact us with ideas for new games to add to our line.”Even horseshoes get an update from the Kurgo team, thanks to the Huck-It Horseshoe — both chew-tough and dishwasher safe. Not convinced?The brand also suggests the following games and toys to get owners and pets active:Doggie Darts — Made for a game of fetch at the park.The Target Jack — This pronged toy is designed to land with one point up at all times; safe for the pool or your lawn.The Backyard Birdie — Just like a badminton birdie, but without the real feathers. Dog-approved, perhaps?If those don’t get your gears spinning as to ways to play with your dog, the brand is also developing a downloadable book featuring game suggestions for humans and their pets. For those more travel-minded owners, Kurgo offers car seat covers and other gear.You — and your dog, and your friends — very well might not want to give it a rest after trying out Kurgo.last_img read more

BJP leader stokes controversy over remark against Muslim women

first_imgBhubaneswar: A BJP leader stoked a controversy in the Odisha Assembly on Thursday when he said “Muslim women dominated the red-light areas of Mumbai and Kolkata” while speaking in support of the “triple talaq” bill. B C Sethi, the deputy leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the House, quoted “survey reports” from magazines and newspapers during Zero Hour to justify his claim even as members of the Congress and the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) demanded that the statement be immediately expunged from the records. “What is wrong in quoting survey reports in the House? I have not made any adverse remark against any community, but quoted survey reports that say Muslim women dominate the red-light areas in Mumbai and Kolkata,” Sethi said. He was replying to Congress members, who had criticised the Centre for pushing through the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill in Parliament.last_img read more

Sustained fiscal restraint needed if United Conservatives win election Kenney

first_imgCALGARY – Alberta conservative leadership candidate Jason Kenney says a period of austerity would be required if he is elected premier two years from now to undo damage caused by the NDP government.Kenney, a former federal Conservative cabinet minister who is running for leader of the fledgling United Conservative Party, said it will take time to fix the financial mess left by Premier Rachel Notley’s government.“For us to balance the budget we’re going to have to … restart our economy with pro-growth policies including the elimination of the carbon tax and doing everything we can to make Alberta open for business again,” Kenney said Wednesday in Calgary.“And we will have to go through a period of sustained fiscal restraint. That doesn’t mean cutting 20 per cent of our budget, but it does mean learning from how B.C. and other provinces deliver the same services so much more efficiently.”Kenney says British Columbia has a larger population and more newcomers that need help resettling, but the province spends 20 per cent less per capita than Alberta.Kenney also fired back at Notley for comments she made at the opening of an Edmonton school earlier this month. Notley told students the United Conservative Party wants to cut funding for schools instead of ensuring students get a modern education.Kenney said Notley shouldn’t be campaigning in front of schoolchildren.“She told us that any fiscal restraint means hacking and slashing and threatening schools and hospitals,” he said. “Albertans are way too smart to buy the fear and smear campaign from this government.”Alberta has been struggling for years with a prolonged trough in oil prices, draining billions of dollars from its bottom line and putting thousands of people out of work.In its last fiscal update, the government said it would dip into its reserve fund and look for more in-house savings to keep its $10.5-billion deficit from sliding further into the red.Kenney was endorsed Wednesday by former interim Progressive Conservative leader Ric McIver and former Wildrose member Jason Nixon.Nixon, who was involved in discussions to unite the two right-wing parites, said Kenney was concerned with making a party focused on the membership and people of Alberta. That set him apart from former Wildrose leader Brian Jean who is also running to lead the new party.“One leader was more concerned with trying to make the process easier for their leadership race and that leader was Brian Jean,” Nixon said. “I think that shows a tremendous difference between Jason and Brian.”United Conservative Party members vote for a leader Oct. 28.— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitterlast_img read more

Taking stock Businesses brace for nodeal Brexit

first_imgDUNSTABLE, England — British businesses large and small are stockpiling inventory because of concerns they will be cut off from suppliers if the country leaves the European Union without an agreement on future trading relations.The risk of a no-deal Brexit is increasing after the divorce agreement Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated with the EU was crushed in Parliament on Tuesday.As companies stock up, storage space is running out and warehousing companies are enjoying a boom in revenue.Danica Kirka, The Associated Presslast_img

MCC Board Approves $ 450 million Aid for Morocco

Taroudant – The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board approved on Thursday in Washington a second financial aid package for Morocco worth $ 450 million, said a statement from the MCC.Under the Compact, approved at the quarterly meeting of the MCC, Morocco will benefit from this financial assistance to develop an open economy, to increase productivity and improve employment in high-growth sectors like fruit tree productivity, fisheries and artisan crafts.According to the MCC Board, the $450 million Employability and Land Compact “will support two Moroccan Government priorities: high-quality education and land productivity.” “An employability project is designed to improve the quality, relevance and equitable access of secondary education and vocational skills training; and a land project will help rural and industrial land markets better respond to investor demand, and modernize property rights policies,” explains the MCC Board.“The Government of Morocco has demonstrated a strong commitment to the reforms outlined in our compact, and we look forward to together creating opportunity for the Moroccan people,” MCC CEO Dana J. Hyde.This new compact comes after the successful completion of Morocco’s first compact in September 2013.Created by the U.S. Congress in January 2004, the Millennium Challenge Corporation is an innovative and independent U.S. agency that is working to reduce global poverty through economic growth. read more

UN to host major review of global response to AIDS

The 2006 High Level Meeting on AIDS due to take place from 31 May to 2 June will also include a person living with HIV who will address the General Assembly, delegates close to the process said.Other speakers include the President of the General Assembly, Jan Eliasson, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Dr. Peter Piot, and Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who will present a report on progress achieved in realizing the targets agreed by UN Member States in the historic Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, adopted in 2001 at the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS. The meeting will also identify common challenges to scaling-up and sustaining national AIDS responses. Delegates will consider recommendations on how to intensify HIV prevention, treatment, care and support with the aim of coming as close as possible to the goal of universal access to treatment by 2010 for all those who need it.Nearly 800 civil society groups have been granted special accreditation to the meeting, an unprecedented number for such a gathering, and many more are expected to attend as part of organizations already accredited to the UN or as part of national delegations, the officials said. A hearing will be held to provide an opportunity for civil society to exchange views with Member States. The meeting will also feature a series of panel discussions as well as roundtables on a range of critical topics, including financing a scaled-up AIDS response and overcoming stigma and discrimination. Building on these discussions, a political declaration will be adopted at the close of the meeting on 2 June. Officials said today that agreement is close on the key points, though language on financial assistance has yet to be approved.An Evening of Remembrance and Hope: Uniting the World Against AIDS will take place 1 June in the General Assembly Hall. The event will remember the 25 years of AIDS and the heroes who have shaped the AIDS response. In addition to UN officials, the event will see the participation of numerous celebrities, including Noerine Kaleeba, Naomi Watts, Iryna Borisheck, Mary Fisher and Whoopi Goldberg. The event will also include performances by Wyclef Jean, Salman Ahmad, the African Children’s Choir and Angelique Kidjo. read more

Track and Field Ohio States Zack Bazile leaps farthest long jump in

Junior Nick Gray will run the men’s 60-meter-dash, 200-meter-dash and 4×400-meter-relay this weekend at the Music City Challenge in Nashville, Tennessee. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsMultiple members of the Ohio State track and field team set season highs and team highs at one of the most-competitive meets of the season, the Music City Challenge in Nashville, Tennessee. One Buckeye, senior Zack Bazile, even set this season’s NCAA record.The Music City Challenge is comprised of 31 teams and some professional athletes. Along with the added competition of professionals, there were 12 different events with at least one athlete qualified for events at the NCAA national championship.Men’s recapIn the long jump, Bazile launched himself into first place with a jump of 8.13 meters. It set the record for the longest jump in the NCAA this season and was the third-farthest jump in the world this year. The jump also broke the Vanderbilt facility record and is second-farthest jump in Ohio State history.In his first 200-meter dash of the season junior Nick Gray took first with a time of 20.92. His mark is fast enough to qualify him for the NCAA national championship. Freshman Eric Harrison finished right behind Gray, taking second place at 21.24.Senior Nick Demaline finished first in men’s shot put with a throw of 19.74 meters. It was Demaline’s season high and was the fifth-best throw in the NCAA this year.In the 4×400-meter relay, Ohio State finished first and had its fifth-fastest time in program history and the best time this season.Junior Luke Landis ran a personal best in the one-mile run, finishing second with a time of 4:06.In his Ohio State track debut, redshirt sophomore Kendall Sheffield finished second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.71. Sheffield beat Avery Hubbard, a professional sprinter, by .001 seconds. Sheffield also plays cornerback for the Ohio State football team.For the second week in a row, senior Cole Gorski set a school record in pole vault, this time clearing 5.47 meters. Gorski finished in third place.In the triple jump, junior DaJuan Seward set a personal best with a second place finish at 15.76 meters. Bazile finished fourth with 15.19 meters.Senior Aaron Zedella came in third place in weight throw with a heave of 21.39 meters.Women’s recapJunior Karrington Winters earned a personal record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.21, which currently qualifies her for the NCAA national championship. For the second meet in a row, the Buckeyes controlled the 200-meter dash. Freshman Anavia Battle set the team’s season high with a first-place finish at 23.62. Sophomore Halimah Barlow finished second (23.66) and freshman Syaira Richardson finished fifth (24.29).Ohio State’s 4×400-meter relay team set a season best with a first-place finish at 3:36. The Buckeyes took the top spot by just .03 seconds.Senior Chantel Ray earned a first-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.25. The run tied her personal best.Sophomore Taylor DeLoach continues to be a strong point for the Buckeyes. She took first place in the long jump with a leap of six meters.In the 800-meter run, freshman Aziza Ayoub finished third with a personal-best time of 2:08.Junior Mikaela Seibert finished third in the triple jump with jumps combined for 12.7 meters. This was the season high for Seibert.Junior Sade Olatoye finished fifth in the weight throw with a heave of 22.16. The fifth-place finish comes behind two of the top weight throwers in the country and two professional weight throwers. Ohio State will host the Buckeye tune-up next weekend at the French Field House. read more

Historic joint venture to mine WA iron ore

first_imgTwo Aboriginal contractors in the Pilbara region of Western Australia have formed an historic joint venture to undertake A$200 million worth of mining contracts at Fortescue Metals Group’s Solomon mine. Eastern Guruma and Wirlu-murra Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corp (WMYAC), will work together at Solomon, 60 km north of Tom Price, to capitalise on growing opportunities in the mining industry and to build their business capability. Eastern Guruma and WMYAC will work alongside existing contractors at Solomon, including Leighton Contractors. The joint venture is scheduled to commence work in March 2013 and operate over five years. It marks one of the first times that two Traditional Owner companies have come together to form a business partnership. Fortescue Chief Executive Officer Nev Power said that it was great to see two Pilbara Aboriginal contractors join forces to build their business capability within the mining industry. “There are a phenomenal number of opportunities in the mining industry for Aboriginal people. I’m extremely proud that these two groups, Traditional Owners of the land where the Solomon mine is located, will work together for the greater economic benefit of their communities.”Eastern Guruma has been a partner in several successful joint venture operations in the Pilbara. However, this joint venture marks the first business opportunity in the mining industry for WMYAC.WMYAC Acting Chairperson, Maudie Jerrold, said she was delighted that WMYAC had been instrumental in realising this opportunity for Yindjibarndi people to work with and learn from Eastern Guruma and Leighton.“There is a big chance here for our Yindjibarndi people to create a positive future for our children and their children. Yindjibarndi people will see immediate and long term benefits including education, training, jobs and more importantly for us, to learn more about operating our own businesses in the mining industry,” Maudie said. “This opportunity cannot be lost and the WMYAC Board is solid in its commitment to ensure it happens.”Eastern Guruma Director Sue Boyd said the joint venture would provide employment, training and other business opportunities for Aboriginal people, to ensure that the younger generation have been set up for the future, be self-reliant and to carry with pride that we are looking after our people to get jobs and get out of the poverty that is always highlighted in the media.The joint venture will undertake mining services work in partnership with Leighton Contractors for the five year term of their mining and operations contract. It will also begin a six month earthworks package at the Kings deposit at Solomon starting in mid-2013. The earthworks will be completed in partnership with a major mining contractor which is expected to be awarded in coming months.It is anticipated that the joint venture will draw on Fortescue’s Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC) in Roebourne to develop and train new members of the workforce and continue to build the skills and the economic viability of the town.Power said that growing up in Western Queensland he would often see young people leave their Aboriginal communities as they searched for work in regional centres or capital cities. By providing opportunities in the Pilbara, Aboriginal people can remain within their communities.“Fortescue is partnering with Roebourne and surrounding communities to provide accessible and sustainable employment opportunities to its members,” said Power. “I hope that this opportunity might set a precedent for other Traditional Owner groups and I look forward to a successful long term partnership with Eastern Guruma and Wirlu-murra Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corp.”last_img read more

Panne géante pour les terminaux Blackberry

first_imgPanne géante pour les terminaux BlackberryResearch in Motion (RIM) a dû faire face à un gros problème de serveurs qui a touché l’ensemble de ses terminaux Blackberry en Europe, en Asie et en Afrique.Problèmes de connexion internet, de mises en relation avec un contact, et de contact avec le services clients…C’est l’hécatombe dans les téléphones mobiles Blackberry depuis ce matin.À lire aussiRIM continue son plan d’économiesLa faute à un serveur interne à la firme, hors service depuis la matinée, qui relie les terminaux de millions d’utilisateurs à travers le datacenter de RIM, selon le Telegraph. L’opérateur britannique T Mobile UK précise, sur son site twitter “qu’une enquête est actuellement menée par les services de RIM”.Malveillance ou simple erreur technique ou humaine ? Les utilisateurs du smartphone à clavier devront prendre leur mal en patience jusqu’à rétablissement des services. Pour l’heure, le problème ne semble pas être réglé. Le 10 octobre 2011 à 17:23 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Thibaut Courtois says Chelsea will always have a special place in

first_imgReal Madrid new signing Thibaut Courtois has thanked his former club Chelsea for giving him the opportunity to carve a niche for himself in professional football.Courtois pointed out earlier that his decision to leave Chelsea and join Madrid i mainly because he wants to be close to his family living in the Spanish capital.“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for the four fantastic years that have passed,” said the Belgian in a clip posted on social media as quoted in Football Espana.“Chelsea will always have a special place in my heart.“I was very happy to be part of one of the biggest teams in the world. I fulfilled a childhood dream of playing in the Premier League.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I want to say a huge thank you to all my teammates and the coaching staff, who I shared success and amazing moments with.“I want to thank the fans for their great support. I hope you understand that being close to my children was considerable in my decision.“I wish you all the best for the future. It was a great honour to be part of the Chelsea family.”last_img read more

Last two standing square off in 18th District race

first_imgDennis KampeDemocrato Age: 64.o Occupation: Director, Clark County Skills Center.o Campaign funds: Raised $54,630, spent $29,976, owes $5,000.o Campaign website: ElectKampe.com.o Quote: State government “shouldn’t spend one cent less than we must to provide necessary services, nor should we spend one cent more than we can afford.”Ann RiversRepublicano Age: 44.o Occupation: Political consultant.o Campaign funds: Raised $82,114, spent $68,830, owes $9,000.o Campaign website: electannrivers.com.o Quote: “The No. 1 job of our government must be to enable private business to put people back to work.”La Center political consultant Ann Rivers, a Republican, and Clark County Skills Center Director Dennis Kampe, a Democrat, survived a crowded primary contest for the right to square off for the 18th Legislative District seat in the general election. The seat opened up after Republican state Rep. Jaime Herrera announced her candidacy for the open 3rd Congressional District seat last year. The sprawling 18th District, a Republican stronghold for years, encompasses Felida, Salmon Creek, Ridgefield, Battle Ground, north Clark County, Camas, Washougal, and most of Cowlitz County. Rivers, a resident of the district for 18 years, left all other candidates behind in fundraising in the primary election and leads Kampe in overall fundraising by nearly $30,000. Kampe, the founder and longtime director of the Clark County Skills Center and a lifelong resident of the area, is running as a moderate Democrat with deep roots in the 18th. A graduate of Ridgefield High and Clark College, he is also a journeyman machinist, and for the past 19 years has led the nationally recognized skills center, which offers vocational programs to high school students throughout Clark County.last_img read more

New Dimebag Darrell Posthumous Album Coming In November

first_img Email Facebook News Twitter New Dimebag Darrell Posthumous Album Details new-dimebag-darrell-posthumous-album-coming-november New Dimebag Darrell Posthumous Album Coming In November The second volume of ‘Dimevision’ celebrates the life and music of the late Pantera and Damageplan guitarist Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Oct 27, 2017 – 12:33 pm Guitar virtuoso Dimebag Darrell was known for his good humor, almost as well as he was known for his heavy, innovative playing. On Nov. 24 Metal Blade Records will release a second posthumous audio/visual album celebrating the late Pantera and Damageplan guitarist’s life and music with Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over.The new release follow’s 2006’s Dimevision Vol. 1: That’s The Fun I Have and includes “more raw footage, true gems and classic moments,” as well as handwritten lyrics and five previously unreleased demos, according to Consequence Of Sound.Ahead of Dimevision Vol. 2’s release, Metal Blade shared a clip involving Dimebag getting fitted for a CPAP breathing machine.Darrell’s longtime girlfriend, Rita Haney, provided some background on the clip.”I had just rolled outta bed and the doc fitting him was about an hour early for his appointment. Dime and ST were still up partying, so of course things never go as planned in Dime’s world! One thing people need to realize is that when you’re getting fitted for one of these machines, it’s imperative that you not speak during the process so they can ramp the proper amount of air through those things, so you have to keep your mouth closed. But as you can see from this segment in full, that’s a damn near impossible feat for him at the moment. It’s also impossible to be angry at Dime when he made you laugh all the time!”Fans can not only pre-order Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over via Pledge Music, but also support the project by buying a range of additional Dimebag collector’s items, including, of course, Dimebag’s personal CPAP machine (cost: $500). We miss you, Dime!Coal Chamber To Pantera: 15 Memorable Late ’90s Metal AlbumsRead morelast_img read more

NASA replaces Boeing Starliner astronaut before first crewed launch

first_img NASA InSight lander rocks its journey to Mars: A view in pictures NASA astronaut Mike Fincke (pictured) steps in to replace Eric Boe. James Blair/NASA/JSC Due to medical reasons, NASA has had to swap out one astronaut for another.NASA astronaut E. Michael “Mike” Fincke will replace Eric Boe for the Boeing CST-100 Starliner’s Crew Flight Test, scheduled to launch later in 2019.”Boe is unable to fly due to medical reasons,” NASA said in a statement Tuesday, but he will stay on the mission as assistant to the chief for commercial crew at NASA’s Johnson Space Center — the role Fincke previously held.Fincke is a seasoned replacement, having completed three space trips since joining the astronaut corps in 1996. He has spent 382 days in space and performed nine spacewalks.Fincke joins astronauts Nicole Mann from NASA and Chris Ferguson from Boeing for the mission.The Starliner’s Crew Flight Test will be the first manned launch of the spacecraft, which is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, a partnership with Boeing and SpaceX aiming to launch humans to the International Space Station (ISS).If successful, Boeing’s Starliner and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, reportedly due to make its first launch — unmanned — on Feb. 9, will mark the first time in history NASA has sent astronauts to space on systems “owned, built, tested and operated by private companies”.NASA retired its Space Shuttle Program in 2011, and says working with Boeing and SpaceX will allow American astronauts to launch to the ISS from the US using American-made rockets for the first time since the closure. NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. 0 Share your voice Post a commentcenter_img 22 Photos Tags Sci-Tech Boeing NASAlast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Friday August 8 2014

first_imgIndividual news stories are posted under APRN News. You can subscribe to APRN’s news feeds via email, podcast and RSS.Listen now:Project Chariot: A Nuclear Legacy in Point HopeZachariah Hughes, KNOM – NomeDuring the Cold War, the U.S. Atomic Energy Agency made plans to detonate nuclear bombs a few dozen miles from Point Hope. The idea was to make an Arctic deep draft port by harnessing war-time technology for civil engineering projects with strategic value. Strong opposition from Point Hope halted those plans, but not before secretive experiments were conducted. This summer, state and federal agencies are cleaning out what they hope are the last remnants from Project Chariot’s legacy. Residents of Point Hope say they still feel left out of the conversation about what happens on their land.With Capitol Renovations on Schedule, Contractors Get More WorkJeremy Hsieh, KTOO – JuneauThe Alaska Legislative Council approved an additional $650,000 to its $5.8 million Capitol building renovation contract Thursday. Demolition of the north wall of the west wing of the Capitol will proceed this fall, instead of in 2015. The updated contract won’t change the overall scope of the renovations in Juneau.Early Tests Show B.C. Tailings Spillwater Is ‘Safe’Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauBritish Columbia’s Environment Ministry says water that poured out of a massive mine-tailings pond earlier this week appears to be safe. But local emergency officials continue to warn area residents against drinking, bathing or swimming in affected water.Westward Plant Workers Face Air Pollution ChargesLauren Rosenthal, KUCB – UnalaskaThe U.S. Attorney’s Office has filed charges against two people as part of an ongoing investigation into air pollution at the Westward Seafoods plant in Unalaska. Two former Westward employees are accused of sidestepping pollution controls — and violating the Clean Air Act.New Geotags May Shed Light on Auklet MigrationsAnnie Ropiek, KUCB – UnalaskaEvery summer, thousands of tiny auklets flock to the Aleutian Islands to nest. But scientists don’t know where the seabirds go in the winter. That’s about to change, thanks to a group of researchers who’ve just returned from Buldir Island, east of Attu, and Gareloi, near Adak. They’ve been camped on the uninhabited islands since late May, outfitting crested and parakeet auklets with tracking tags for the first time.Fairbanks Fimmaker Rolls Out Plans For Yup’ik Themed MovieCharles Enoch, KYUK – BethelA Fairbanks resident has a movie in the works featuring Alaska Native characters. She’s looking to cast Yup’ik, or Alaska Native people.Farming Off the GridElizabeth Jenkins, APRN correspondent – AnchorageIt’s peak season for farmer’s markets across the country right now. Food is typically grown in a rural setting. But one Southeast Alaskan couple is taking that to the extreme. They live in a completely off-the-grid location in a place without cell phone coverage or roads. And they have to be inventive to get the produce to market.300 Villages: Port LionsAPRN – AnchorageThis week we’re heading to Port Lions, on the northern tip of Kodiak Island. Kathryn Adkins is a lodge owner and city clerk in Port Lions.last_img read more