You Can Pull Off These 4 Amazing Camera Shots with Zero Gear

first_imgShots feeling a bit limited? Check out these five techniques to improve your cinematography using only a camera and your brain.One of the biggest mistakes many beginning filmmakers make is limiting their shots because they don’t own enough gear.  The fact of the matter is that there are many dynamic shots you can pull off using only your camera. In the video below, I share my five favorites and how to get the best results out of them.The Slow RotationThis is one of my favorite handheld camera moves. The key is to slowly push your camera toward your subject while simultaneously rotating the body into a Dutch angle. To pull this off this successfully, your rotation must be equivalent to your forward movement. For example, if you move forward (or backward) quickly, your rotation should be at the same speed.The Human SliderKeep your camera at hip level, then slowly move it from one side of your body to the other as if you’re using an invisible slider. The key is to slide your hands and your arms in one fluid movement. Be as robotic as possible.The Walk InThis trick is very easy, but it can bring a lot of additional drama to your scene. Simply walk toward your subject while simultaneously tightening your frame and scaling in your subject. The key is to keep whatever you’re filming in focus and in the same spot in your image.The Slow Push ForwardThis is a hybrid between the “Walk-In” and the “Human Slider” shots. Put one foot ahead of the other as if you’re about to take a step forward. Then, while keeping your camera in the centre of your body, step into your leading foot. To continue the motion, slowly push your camera away from your chest.To successfully pull off this shot, pretend you’re in slow-motion. Every shot should be as smooth as possible, so by slowing down your body’s movement, you’re creating a smoother image.Looking for more video tutorials on filmmaking? Check out these articles.Homemade VFX: Create and Film a DIY Meteor Strike5 Ways to Improve Your Workflow with Client FeedbackLearn How to Enhance Your Film with Ambient LightLearn How to Create 2D Motion Graphics with After Effects3 Ways To Create A Shallow Depth of Fieldlast_img read more

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first_imgStarbucks is collaborating with the Tata Group to roll out Starbucks stores throughout India and sell Indian coffee worldwide.Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz told the that India could match China, where the company plans to triple the number of outlets to 1,500 over the next five years, saying India is “as large an opportunity as there exists in the world, coupled with China.” India is the world’s fifth largest coffee exporter and Starbucks will begin by sourcing coffee beans from Tata Coffee. Starbucks will open stores in Tata’s premium Taj hotels.Presently, McDonald’s with 208 restaurants and Yum Brands’ KFC with 100 restaurants have the largest fast food presence in India.   Related Itemslast_img

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Day 12: Anna Hazare’s morning address says fast continues

first_imgAhead of the debate on Lokpal issue in Parliament, Anna Hazare on Saturday addressed his supporters declaring that he will continue his protest till his last breath.Amid mounting worries over the 74-year-old Gandhian’s health, Hazare said he could fast for another “three-four days” and “nothing will happen to him”.Hazare, who hadn’t addressed his supporters since 8 pm on August 25, emerged on the dais at around 10 am to a loud cheer from supporters who raised slogans like ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Inquilab Zindabad’.”I am not doing this for my personal gain. If it was so, I would not have lasted five days. Till Jan Lokpal Bill is passed, my protest will continue,” the Gandhian told his supporters at Ramlila Maidan. It’s the 12th day of his fast today.He said he was getting energy from those who are coming out in support of the cause and this energy will help him sustain for three-four more days. “Till Jan Lokpal Bill is passed, I won’t die,” he said in his speech that lasted for five minutes.Hazare said he was surprised at the manner in which the country has responded to his call for fight against corruption. He then referred to a person who was sporting a tattoo on his shoulder that stated that he was a supporter of the Gandhian.”I am surprised that a ‘fakir’ is getting this support. It is not me who is doing all this. God has chosen me to do the work. It is he who is doing all this. I am praised for what I am doing. A ‘fakir’ should not be praised so much,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

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Pro Kabaddi 2019 HIGHLIGHTS, Bengal Warriors vs Patna Pirates in Noida: Patna Crush Bengal 69-41

first_imgEven as Bengal Warriors look to keep up the momentum and grab the chance to go top of the league table, they may also want to rotate their starters like Dabang Delhi and protect the likes of skipper Maninder Singh from an injury ahead the playoffs. K Prapanjan, Sukesh Hegde and Mohammad Nabibakhsh will be their main attacking threats if they choose to do that, while Baldev Singh and Rinku Narwal will need to anchor their defence. Bengal Warriors are unbeaten in their last eight matches and will be looking to keep things that way with another win heading into the playoffs.#KOLvPAT presents a chance for @BengalWarriors to rise to the 🔝 of the #VIVOProKabaddi Season 7 points table!Here’s all you need to know: https://t.co/pw5Hphmqs8Watch LIVE action:⌛️: 7:30 PM onwards📺: Star Sports📱: Hotstar#IsseTouchKuchNahi pic.twitter.com/GU0DeJ4aPK— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 6, 2019 Patna Pirates have nothing to lose at the moment with their chance to go into the playoffs already gone and therefore, they are playing only for pride and entertainment. ‘Record-Breaker’ Pardeep Narwal has been in good form in the latter stages of the league and will want to end Patna Pirates’ last outing of the campaign on a high. Jang Kun Lee and Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsoudlou will want to help their skipper in offence, like they did on Saturday, while Neeraj Kumar, Vikas Jaglan and Jaideep will be their most potent defensive options. The three-time champions will be confident after coming out on top in their last outing against Gujarat Fortunegiants and will be eyeing a winning end to the season.last_img read more

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Arsene Wenger Ends Bayern Munich Rumours After Being Named FIFA’s Development Chief

first_img Arsene Wengerbayern munichFIFAfootball First Published: November 13, 2019, 11:06 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Lausanne: Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger returned to football on Wednesday after being named FIFA’s chief of global football development, ending any chance of a move to managerless Bayern Munich.FIFA said the former Arsenal and Monaco coach would be responsible for the growth of the game “for both men and women around the world”, and would also be the “leading authority on technical matters”, including potential changes to the sport’s laws. It added that Wenger, 70, would also be tasked with coach education and aiding a programme designed to help former players enter management.”I very much look forward to taking on this extremely important challenge,” Wenger said in a statement.”Not only because I have always been interested in analysing football from a broader perspective but also because FIFA’s mission as world football’s governing body is truly global.”Rumours of Wenger making a shock return to coaching had intensified over the weekend after Wenger denied claims by Bayern Munich that they had turned down his offer to take over at the German champions after the sacking of Niko Kovac.Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge then said there had been a “misunderstanding” and that the Bundesliga giants would speak to Wenger “in the near future”.However it is the new FIFA role that brings the Frenchman back to the game for the first time since 2018, when he left Arsenal after 22 years in charge.Wenger made the Gunners one of the strongest sides in Europe, winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups and taking his team to the 2006 Champions League final.His also won the French league in 1987 with Monaco, adding the French Cup four years later before departing for Japan in 1995.”I am delighted to welcome him to the team. Since I arrived at FIFA, we have placed football at the centre of our mission, striving to learn from those who know the sport inside out,” said FIFA president Gianni Infantino.”Arsene is someone who, with his strategic vision, competence and hard work, has dedicated his life to football.”Bringing in famous faces has been a key part of Infantino’s tenure at the head of FIFA. Wenger arrives following the departures of technical chief Marco van Basten last year and former deputy secretary general Zvonimir Boban, who became AC Milan’s “chief football officer” in June. last_img read more

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Govt moves to recover Rs 3,348 cr from service tax collectors

first_imgNew Delhi, May 3 (PTI) In order to recover Rs 3,348 crore dues, the service tax department has issued 834 show cause notices to service providers who collected the tax from customers but did not deposit it in government accounts in 2015-16. “There have been cases of service providers who have collected service tax from the recipient of various services but have not deposited it in the government account,” Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha. The department issued as many as 834 show cause notices to defaulters for not paying service tax dues totalling Rs 3,348 crore in the last fiscal year, he said. The minister also said that as many as 580 show cause notices were issued to defaulters for not paying service tax dues totalling Rs 1673.73 crore in 2014-15. A service provider who has collected service tax but fails to pay it to the central government beyond a period of six months, from the date on which such payment is due, and the amount exceeds Rs 50 lakh, is liable to be arrested. In Finance Bill 2016, it is proposed to enhance the limit from Rs 50 lakh to Rs 2 crore. A person committing such an offence is also liable for up to 7-year imprisonment. PTI BKS SAlast_img read more

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NRL Touch Premiership team lists

first_imgEels – Women’sZara NicholasLucy McDonaldChloe CheneyStephanie MaioloLaura PeattieDanielle DavisTayla CliffordRachelle (Shellie) DavisHannah DyballSamantha RodgersYasmin MeakesBrittney CliffordAaliyah PakiElesha DougalRebecca BeathFaith NathanCoach: Barry GibsonAssistant coach: Anthony DudeckManager: Christian BrowneSelector: Annette Thomas SchumacherEels – Men’sGeorgie PalauJordan HoroCiaran TonerDaniel BartonJed IbbotsonDylan HennesseyJordan Marshall-KingSimon LangKyle JermynJacob HarringtonAlex NichollsKai SimbolonMarley SimbolonLuke MansourMark RobertsCaidyn WynyardCoach: Mark BolandAssistant coach: Jason MartinManager: Ricky HetheringtonSelector: Tim KitchinghamKnights – Women’sAinsley HughesJessica PottsEmily HennesseyRhiannon PodmoreMadison CroweMilly HughesLaura ColemanSian FilipoBobbi LawJessica McCallElise WilsonLily GoodchildAmy DufourSophie BroadheadRachel JeffsTaryn LoveCoach: Michael MoussaAssistant coach: Brooke PlayfordManager: Sheralee LangbridgeSelector: Anette ColemanKnight’s – Men’sLuke TonegatoMatthew TopeTerry DeeganLincoln LittleDaniel LangbridgeJack EdwardsDylan ThompsonAlex LangbridgeScott BundyMatthew ProwseJake FitzpatrickMitch BourkeBart HillRob McCarthyTom DafterMitchell WiltonCoach: Joel WilloughbyAssistant coach: Karley BanksManager: Andrew WiseSelector: John DaltonTigers – Women’sAshleigh QuinlanToni BreezeKirstie JenkinsIsabella SlatteryPaige MarkeyPatricia MichaelopoulosMaddie StuddonAbbey PapenhuyzenClaire TandekElin MortimerLogan FlanaganHinerangi AndreassendChelsea HindmarshAmy WebbTyla GambellCourtney YoungCoach: Paul SfeirAssistant coach: Matt ScranageManager: Kim SolmanSelector: Michael ClarkTigers – Men’sNicholas GoodMadalitso MasacheJames BlackwoodEdward BurrellJames ShuteDean SpringfieldScott BuckleyCameron NichollsDaniel StoneJustin CostelloRyan GossStuart BriertyTjadyn AshbyRobert NakhlaJake GrechSteve RobertsCoach: Tony TradAssistant coach: Dave NolanManager: Robert BarakatSelector: Kevin JurdBroncos – Women’sElizabeth CampbellSamantha HopkinMia JohnstoneRebecca LapraikHayley MaddickKatee MallerPaige ParkerSavannah PrattenTahlia RolphCatherine SargentKatherine StevensKimberley Sue SeeMary McLeanLaura WaldieRachel WalshMelanie WilksCoach: Lucas FeldmanAssistant coach: Craig MorrowAssistant coach: Michael BaartzBroncos – Men’sTimothy BaartzLiam BauerSam CarmodyJames CourtneyCody GreenSean HooperHayden MoffatJake NotleyJustin OttoTom QuinlivanAdam RussellDavid SenMitchell De RossiRyan EndehipaConnor HarveyJames SharpCoach: Jason BoydAssistant coach: John BeesleyManager: Tyrone BruceTitans – Women’sTarryn AikenTaylah ConnellSammy-Jo CurtisBrittany DonovanLucia FildesBelinda HammettPaije HockingsAshleigh KearneyRebecca Mi MiGeorgina RackemannMarama ThomasMarikki WategoTiarni BryceLeesa Mi MiSharni VililaEmily WardCoach: Renee MurphyAssistant coach: Leasha ThouardManager: Brenda RackemannTitans – Men’s Graeme ClancyJames De VeerJayden Fielding-SmithJakob HallKingston LambergPeter NormanAdam PrydeBrad RussellCorey RussellMichael SinghWayne UnuwaiTristan WaggTom MaherDave MaherLewis McAlisterTyler WardCoach: Chris LothAssistant coach: Tristan ManaManager: Brendan JonesCowboys – Women’sRae BarkerJessica BourkeBrittney BrownLydia DurkinRebecca GouldingAnna HicksAbby KingHagiga MosbyNaomi ParslowRylie SeamarkIndianna TillettTamika UptonTori CarterGeorgia HarrisTamara HusseyMikayla NewmanCoach: Swain RovelliAssistant coach: Mitch SmithCowboys – Men’sJayden BenbowKristian CongooJustin CridlandShaun FrancisJack HughesMalcolm KennyMichael LawDamon MooreLachlan PierceSamuel PierceJared TownsonDave ZanetteCormac HochLachlan HochTrevor MoranDaniel WithersCoach: Phil GyemoreAssistant coach: Tim VillalbaManager: Justin Mitchelllast_img read more

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Sydney Roosters join the 2019 NRL Touch Premiership

first_imgTouch Football Australia is excited to announce that the Sydney Roosters will join the NRL Touch Premiership in 2019, fielding both a men’s team and a women’s team.Touch football is a huge participation sport in Australia, with 680,000 players competing across the country. More than 100,000 of those reside in Sydney.The Roosters already have extensive links to touch football, with a fully integrated partnership with Eastern Suburbs Touch (ESTA), which is the largest touch football competition in NSW, and an MoU with Touch Football South Australia (TFSA) to work collaboratively to help grow both touch football and rugby league in South Australia.Sydney Roosters CEO Scott Bennetts said having some of the best male and female touch players in the world representing the Roosters on game day will consolidate the club’s program from grassroots to the elite levels of the sport.“We are excited to be a part of the 2019 NRL Touch Premiership and for the opportunity to connect with new audiences at the venue on game day and through broadcast,” said Bennetts.NRL Touch Football CEO Steve Mitchell is delighted to be aligning with the 2018 NRL Premiership-winning Sydney Roosters and growing both touch and tackle versions of rugby league.“It’s fantastic to have the Roosters joining the competition next year. They are a foundation NRL club with a level of professionalism that is unsurpassed. We’re looking forward to working closely with them to bring the 2019 NRL Touch Premiership to life.”It was also recently announced that the New Zealand Warriors will enter the 2019 NRL Touch Premiership, joining the Roosters and the six NRL clubs that competed in the inaugural NRL Touch Premiership this year: the Wests Tigers, the Parramatta Eels, the Newcastle Knights, the Gold Coast Titans, the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys.The NRL Touch Premiership consists of elite touch football games – a 30-minute men’s game and 30-minute women’s game – played as curtain-raisers to NRL games and broadcast live. Branding, including uniforms, aligns with the branding of each namesake NRL club.As well as more clubs, the second year of the NRL Touch Premiership will consist of significantly more rounds than in the inaugural year.last_img read more

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5 College Football Coaches Who Could Be Fired In 2018

first_imgA general view of Texas Tech's football stadium.LUBBOCK, TX – NOVEMBER 12: A general view of play between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The 2018 college football season is still a couple of months away, but it’s never too early for hot seat rankings. Which college football coaches need to win (and perhaps win big) in 2018 in order to keep their jobs? Here are five potential coaches on the hot seat.5 coaches on the hot seat entering 2018Texas Tech’s Kliff KingsburyKingsbury has been hyped up a lot, but the results haven’t been there yet. If the Red Raiders don’t have a good 2018, he will probably be out.Kansas’ David BeattyBeatty is 3-33. The Jayhawks just fired their athletic director. Not much more needs to be said.Georgia Tech’s Paul JohnsonJohnson has built Georgia Tech into a respectable, often formidable ACC program, but they’ve had losing seasons in 2 of the last 3 years. Some think it might be time for a change of direction if 2018 isn’t successful.BYU’s Kalani SitakeBYU is a proud program that had a brutal 2017, going 4-9. The Cougars have been rumored to be wanting to make a run at Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo and that could happen if 2018 isn’t a winning year.Illinois’ Lovie SmithIt would cost Illinois a lot of money to fire Smith in 2018, so it’s most-likely not going to happen. But the Fighting Illini didn’t commit to Smith to go 5-19 in two seasons. If 2018 is another disastrous campaign, maybe a change will come. Probably, though, Smith is safe until at least 2019.last_img read more

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Former Nebraska QB To Face Cornhuskers This Weekend

first_imgNebraska's flag waves in the wind.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: A flag of the Nebraska Cornhuskers flys before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)In 2015, AJ Bush was a freshman QB riding the bench for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. This Saturday, he’ll be returning to Memorial Stadium as an opponent.Nebraska play against Illinois this weekend, and Bush will be the likely starter for the Illini.“I want to try to make it just another game,” Bush told the Lincoln Journal Star this week. “I don’t want to put too much emphasis on it.”Bush left Nebraska in 2016, having never played a snap for the Cornhuskers. He spent time with Iowa Western and Virginia Tech before joining Lovie Smith at Illinois this year.Now at Illinois, ex-Husker quarterback Bush strives to make Saturday feel like ‘just another game’ https://t.co/pnOSbqcBHB #Huskers— Lincoln Journal Star (@JournalStarNews) November 7, 2018Several Nebraska players were quoted, stating they remember the then-freshman QB.In an interview with KMTV, LB Mohamed Barry credited Bush with recruiting him to Nebraska.“AJ helped recruit me here, he was my host when I visited,” Barry said. “He was a big reason why I came here.”OL Jerald Foster praised Bush’s character and said he looks forward to seeing him on the opposing side.“AJ is a great guy, it was hard to see when he left but I knew he was going to do big things,” Foster told KMTV. “I’m happy that he’s finally able to come back to the stadium, him being on the other side of the ball.”Nebraska is a 17.5-point favorite heading into the game.[Lincoln Journal Star; KMTV]last_img read more

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Global Cargo Fleets OPEX Passes USD 100 Bn

first_imgzoom Global ship operating expenses (OPEX) for the world’s cargo fleet have now breached USD 100 billion mark for the first time, up from USD 98 billion last year and USD 83 billion in 2008, maritime intelligence provider Clarksons Research said. Crew wages remain to be the largest constituent in the total expense reaching USD 43 billion, which is being distributed to 1.4 million crew across the fleet.Management fees are in the second place claiming a USD 9.2 bn portion of the OPEX total, Clarksons’ data shows, followed by repairs with USD 7.7bn, spares with USD 7bn, stores and lubricants with around USD 5 bn respectively. Furthermore, USD 4.6 bn is being assigned to insurance, USD 3.4 bn on protection and indemnity (P&I) with provisions standing at USD 3.2 bn.A total of USD 4.3 bn was allotted for sundries and USD 6.9 bn for other crew costs.Shipping industry players are under a lot of pressure to reduce costs across the board in order to remain competitive, especially after the past couple of years that saw losses in offshore sector, container and dry bulk shipping industry, and now spreading into the tanker sector.“Getting smarter, collecting and using “big data” and technology and automation are all gaining traction. The industry’s fuel bill (accounted for outside of OPEX) is clearly a big target,” Clarksons said.“This will all require new technology, skills and perhaps new accounting approaches.”last_img read more

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Sembcorp Marine Pens LoI for SeaOnes CGL Carriers

first_imgzoom Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine and SeaOne Caribbean LLC (SeaOne) of Houston, Texas, have inked a letter of intent (LOI) for the design and construction of at least two large compressed gas liquid (CGL®) carriers.These vessels are intended to be deployed for SeaOne’s Caribbean Fuels Supply Project.Under the deal, Sembcorp Marine will provide the design for the neo-panamax CGL carriers based on SeaOne’s single gas and liquids cargo delivery requirements.The design will incorporate proprietary ship component ideas from Sembcorp Marine subsidiary LMG Marin, a ship design house stationed in Europe.Front-end engineering design (FEED) studies for the project are in progress. “SeaOne has been working with Sembcorp Marine management and engineers for a while now. We have found them to be a proactive company that listens to new ideas in the gas and liquids marine transportation business and provides constructive inputs on the design of the large CGL transportation vessels,” SeaOne President and COO Dr. Bruce Hall said.“The Caribbean Fuels Supply Project is certainly an industry game-changer,” SeaOne Chairman and CEO Forrest Hoglund said.“Supported by the Sembcorp Marine-built large CGL carriers, it will, for the first time, provide to the region the lowest cost of fuel while reducing emissions substantially. This will have a significant positive impact on current socio-economic benefits to the region.”The 366m long, 2 billion cubic feet (Bcf) capacity carriers will be equipped with SeaOne’s patented CGL® technology and systems.They will transport CGL cargos to receiving terminals in the Caribbean, Central, and South American regions, from a CGL production facility now under construction at the Port of Gulfport in Mississippi, USA.As described, SeaOne CGL containment system operates independently within insulated cargo holds maintained at -40ºC, and is not integral to the vessel design. The containment system is 100% full in transit, not subject to sloshing and boil-off, and does not retain a gas blanket after the CGL cargo is offloaded.The CGL carriers will run on IMO Tier III diesel engines with a maximum sailing speed of 20 knots. They will be ABS-classed and under the Marshall Islands flag, the shipbuilder said.last_img read more

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Commission Issues Cease Trade Order

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Securities Commission has issued a cease trade order against Home Safe Living Investment Fund Ltd. The company, a Nova Scotia community economic-development corporation, violated securities laws by failing to file continuous disclosure documents. The director of corporate finance ordered Home Safe Living to comply with Nova Scotia securities laws and ordered all people and companies to cease trading in securities of Home Safe Living. The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities in the province. To view the order please visit nssc.novascotia.ca. -30-last_img

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Full statement by Hedley on sexual misconduct allegations

first_imgCanadian rockers Hedley released a statement Wednesday calling recent allegations of sexual misconduct “unsubstantiated.”The band’s statement addressed claims of sexual behaviour involving young fans that emerged on Twitter in recent days:All of us in Hedley respect and applaud the #MeToo movement and the open and honest discussion it has inspired. We believe these conversations are particularly important within the music industry, which does not exactly have an enviable history of treating women with the respect they deserve. We appreciate the bravery of those who have come forward with their own stories, and we realize that all of us, as individuals and as a society, can and must do better when it comes to this issue.However, if we are to have a meaningful, open and honest discussion, we all have to accept and respect that there are at least two sides to every story. The recent allegations against us posted on social media are simply unsubstantiated and have not been validated. We would hope that people will bear-in-mind the context in which these unsupported accusations have been made before passing judgment on us as individuals or as a band.We realize the life of a touring band is an unconventional one. While we are all now either married or have entered into committed, long-term relationships, there was a time, in the past, when we engaged in a lifestyle that incorporated certain rock and roll cliches. However, there was always a line that we would never cross.We realize this conversation is as important to our fans as it is to us, and we never want to distract from these important discussions. To that end, as we move forward, we will be evaluating some of our next steps. Hedley’s music should only ever be a positive force, and our performances and personal appearances should continue to be inclusive and safe experiences that bring nothing but joy and happiness to our fans.last_img read more

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Canadian Red Cross launches appeal for donations for Florence relief

first_imgVANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The Canadian Red Cross is hoping people across Canada can help those impacted by Tropical Storm Florence.The organization has launched an appeal for donations, as the major storm continues to batter parts of the U.S. east coast.“People can go online to redcross.ca or call 1.800.418.1111 to donate to that appeal,” Andrew Hopkins with the Canadian Red Cross says.The appeal has only just launched, but Hopkins says the group has had success raising money in the past.“Generous Canadians always seem to respond in these situations and the Red Cross will be here to accept those donations and get them to people in need as a result of this hurricane.”The Canadian and American Red Cross both work independently from one another, but Hopkins says they do support each other when needed.He adds the American Red Cross is currently responding across six states, mostly providing safe shelter and comfort for evacuees at this point.“There’s more than 2,000 American Red Cross personnel who are on the ground supporting emergency relief efforts. More than 20,000 people staying overnight in shelters, so Red Cross is providing support. Also, equipment and relief supplies are key in these situations, so about 100 emergency response vehicles and more than 120 trailers of equipment have been deployed to deliver help to people in need.”That help can include things like food, cots, and blankets, he explains.It’s unclear how long the fundraising campaign will run for, but Hopkins says it’ll continue to go on until things cool down.The Canadian Red Cross will continue to monitor the situation south of the border.“We are prepared to provide to provide support in the form of personnel and items, as requested… We’re in contact with [the American Red Cross] and making sure that as their needs come up here in the hours and days to come, that the Canadian Red Cross is there to provide support. The donations to the hurricane Florence appeal will assist with providing that support quickly to the people who need it.”-With files from Taran Parmarlast_img read more

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Sharif accuses Govt of deliberately impeding his treatment

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has accused the federal government of deliberately impeding his treatment for heart-related ailments, according to a media report. Sharif’s brother and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif said the three-time former prime minister is in “high spirits” but still requires immediate medical treatment. He (Sharif) says the doctors who examined him earlier said they were only sent to check and verify his health condition. The doctors said they did not have any orders to start his treatment, Shehbaz was quoted as saying by the Express Tribune. The National Assembly opposition leader said the government’s failure to address concerns regarding Sharif’s health was regrettable. “It is sad to see that the medical treatment of a three-time former prime minister has been made a political issue. This victimisation must end, he said. Shehbaz’s statements come a day after the Punjab government wrote a letter to the former prime minister stating that he was free to pursue treatment at a hospital of his choosing in Lahore. Sharif on Wednesday refused to be relocated to a hospital for treatment despite requests by his family members, saying he prefers an “honourable death” over kneeling to “politics being done” by the government in the name of his treatment. Sharif, 69, is serving a seven-year imprisonment in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption case at the Kot Lakhpat Jail since December 2018. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo has suffered four angina attacks last week, his daughter Maryam Nawaz said on Tuesday. The Sharif family is complaining that the government is not providing health facilities to the former premier who has serious health complications.last_img read more

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Mens Basketball No 14 Ohio State rolls through Iowa with 8264 win

Ohio State freshman forward Kaleb Wesson (34) squares up to the basket in the first half of the game against Iowa on Feb. 10 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorNo. 14 Ohio State (22-5, 13-1) continued its win streak with a 82-61 win over Iowa (12-15, 3-11) at home on Saturday to improve to 13-1 in conference play.The Buckeyes shot 41 percent from 3 compared to 30 percent from the Hawkeyes. Ohio State scored 18 points off 12 turnovers from the Hawkeyes. Iowa finished the game shooting 8-for-10 from the line, while Ohio State struggled, going just 15-for-21. Freshman center Kaleb Wesson led Ohio State players with 18 points and was 5-for-8 from the field with seven rebounds, but struggled from the line, making just 8-of-11 attempts. Redshirt junior Keita Bates-Diop also had 14 points and eight rebounds, while junior guard C.J. Jackson had 14 points. Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said he was pleased with his team’s offensive effort overall in the game, even if the defense lacked behind at times.“We moved the ball, shared it, made the right pass at the right time, had a few too many turnovers but I thought offensively we were really good,” Holtmann said. “I give our guys a lot of credit for responding from an emotional game the other night, I’m proud of them.”Freshman forward Jack Nunge led the Hawkeyes with 18 points.A steal by Bates-Diop led to a layup from Jackson that sent the teams into the under-8 timeout. The Buckeyes went on an 8-0 run over 1:18 to take a 23-18 lead.  A quick turnover from Iowa’s sophomore forward Tyler Cook led to a dunk on a fast-break chance from senior forward Jae’Sean Tate to put the Buckeyes back on top 19-18. They never relinquished their lead. Ohio State pulled away on an 18-2 run with 18:25 left in the second half that kept the Hawkeyes at bay the remainder of the game. Iowa had cut the Ohio State lead down to just 44-36 before the Buckeyes went on their run, but it was unable to get any momentum going to get back in the matchup. Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery said things just spiraled out of control for his team.“As much as anything it was bad offense by us,” McCaffery said. “Good defense by them, they were up into us but I don’t think we moved the ball. I didn’t think we executed, they got some transition opportunities, we were missing. When you’re missing you need to get some back, we didn’t get enough back and credit them for that.”The teams traded buckets early. The Hawkeyes went on a 7-0 run over 1:57 with 9:40 remaining in the first half to put Iowa ahead 18-15.A 3-pointer from redshirt senior guard Andrew Dakich put the Buckeyes up 10 with 3:05 remaining in the first half. Jackson hit another 3 on the next possession for the Buckeyes. A dunk from Wesson and a 3-pointer from Jackson, followed by a layup from Tate, gave the Buckeyes their largest lead of the game to that point coming out of the half. The Hawkeyes were held scoreless for over three minutes and did not make any of their last six field goals by the under-16 timeout. read more

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Missing Scottish climber found by drone in Himalayas

K2 Rick Allen and Sandy Allan on a climb in 2012Credit:Sandy Allan He said that after he had failed to return as expected from his summit bid a number of people had “come to the conclusion that I was not going to come back”.He added: “I think Sandy knows me well enough that I can hang in in some pretty tough situations. But I think even he was struggling”.Mr Allen said the use of the drone was significant because it showed images proving he was still alive.Mr Allan added: “He is a tough and strong willed man and also incredibly lucky that a cook and then the drone spotted him. We were convinced he was dead.” K2 in the Karakoram Range in PakistanCredit:AFP Mr Allen was brought back to a base camp before being flown to hospital for treatment to his toes. A mountaineer who was feared dead in the Himalayas after going missing for 36 hours was rescued after being located by a drone.Rick Allen, 65, a highly experienced climber from Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, was returning from a solo climb to the summit of 8,047m (26,401ft) Broad Peak, part of the Karakoram mountain range, when he fell from an ice cliff.He was trapped after the accident and suffered cuts and minor frostbite, but was not seriously injured.The BBC reported that he was found by the drone on July 10, after a Japanese cook at K2 base camp raised the alarm when he spotted the Scot’s rucksack on the mountain. He was subsequently rescued by other climbers and Sherpas.Mr Allen was in the Himalayas with his friend and climbing partner Sandy Allan, 63, from Newtonmore.They had spent a few days making an attempt to reach the summit of Broad Peak before Mr Allan decided to turn back due to high winds, while his friend opted to make a solo bid for the summit.It is understood that the drone that saved his life was operated by two climbing brothers, Andrzej and Bartek Bargiel, and was flown at a height of up to 8,400m (27,559ft) around Broad Peak and K2, the world’s second highest mountain. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The mountaineers are highly regarded in the international climbing community.In 2012, they completed what was described as the last great unclimbed route in the Himalayas, climbing Nanga Parbat in Pakistan via the Mazeno Ridge.During the expedition they ran out of food, and Mr Allen said at the time the adventure left him “skeletal” and suffering from frostbite.In Scotland, Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team, whose patch includes Ben Nevis, has trained drone operators and deployed the machines on rescues. rick allen read more

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Almost 80000 homes have so far been fitted with water meters

first_imgLocal authorities have provided water and wastewater services for over 100 years, and have done so with great dedication. I want to acknowledge this, and also their future role in providing services on behalf of Irish Water through service level agreements.Irish Water acts as a subsidiary of Bord Gáis Éireann with shares in the company also allocated to the minister, something the Government says was included to ensure that Irish Water remains in public ownership.Read: Dublin City Council could “lose billions” to Irish Water >Read: Dublin City Council passes motion to call Hogan and Irish Water before it > ALMOST 80,000 HOUSEHOLDS have so far been fitted with water meters as water charges are set to commence from October.Over 1 million household connections have also now surveyed by authorities, work that is required ahead of the installation of meters.Households are set to receive their first bills in January 2015.Irish Water yesterday took responsibility for the the delivery water and wastewater services to homes and businesses with the transfer of services to occur over a phased basis.Local authorities will still however provide certain services on behalf of Irish Water through for a period of 12 years.This ongoing work of local authorites was acknowledged by Environment Minister Phil Hogan as he welcomed the official commencement of Irish Water:last_img read more

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Driver who killed teenage boy in Tierrasanta hitandrun sentenced to 4 years

Driver who killed teenage boy in Tierrasanta hitandrun sentenced to 4 years

first_img Posted: July 20, 2017 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A 20-year-old woman who had been drinking when she struck and killed a teenage boy in Tierrasanta, then fled the scene, has been sentenced to four years in state prison.Jessica Medsker pleaded guilty to hit-and-run in the March 9 death of 16-year-old Alex Funk. The defendant — who has no prior record — faces anywhere from probation to four years in prison. The conviction is considered a “wobbler,” meaning a judge could reduce it to a misdemeanor at the court’s discretion, said Deputy District Attorney Andrew Aguilar.Aguilar said 16-year-old Alex Funk and a friend were walking southbound in the fast lane of the 5700 block of Santo Road with their backs toward traffic around midnight on March 9. The victim’s friend managed to jump onto a median to avoid being hit. Funk’s family had moved to San Diego seven months before the accident, relatives said. A motorcyclist who was following Medsker estimated she was driving 60 mph in a 45-mph zone when her car struck the teen, according to Aguilar. Medsker was arrested six days later, about a mile from the stretch of road where the victim died. The defendant admitted taking sips from her boyfriend’s alcoholic drink at a La Jolla restaurant earlier in the evening, the prosecutor said.  July 20, 2017 Driver who killed teenage boy in Tierrasanta hit-and-run sentenced to 4 years in state prison Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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