Marseille’s Pele will attempt to shut out PSG’s superstar

first_imgHe has made several blunders lately but Stephane Cassard, Marseille’s goalie coach, insists he has full confidence in Pele.“He does not even have to prove his mental qualities anymore,” Cassard told AFP. “Just look at the number of clean sheets Yohann has in his career.”Last season, Pele held the opposition scoreless 18 times in 38 appearances for Marseille. His percentage is even better this season. In just eight games in all competitions, he has kept five clean sheets.Pele, who is 35, was sidetracked by ill health and missed most of three years after suffering a pulmonary embolism in 2010 while with Toulouse.Recently, Pele has been plagued by sporting rather than health worries.After coming on as a sub in Saint Etienne he allowed a cross to loop over his head to set up a goal that cost Marseille two points.On Thursday in the Europa League, he hit one clearance straight to an opponent. Braga could not capitalise on the chance and Marseille won comfortably, but such incidents can create doubt.– ‘Two great goalies’ –“Yohann showed what he can do over a whole season,” Cassard said. “He can take it. That’s why I first chose him.”Cassard and Franck Passi, a longtime Marseille coach who had a couple of spells as interim manager, brought Pele to the club in 2016.Cassard says that the player did not “even want talk about number one or number two.”“When one has experienced a serious illness, as he has, and been forced from the pitch for three years, and one succeeds in returning to the highest level, that says something. He can face anything.”“Yohann was backup to Steve Mandanda who had proved over nine years that he was a top goalie,” said Cassard.When Mandanda left for Crystal Palace, “few believed in Pele when he took over,” recalled Cassard.Mandanda returned in the summer. Having been, briefly, No.1, Pele became No.1b.“I have two great goalies,” said manager Rudi Garcia who also coached Pele for one season at Le Mans.“These are intelligent lads with lots of experience,” said Cassard. “Yohann knows why he is still at Marseille. We all get on well, there is no misunderstanding, the situation is clear”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Modern day ‘Pele’: Marseille goalkeeper Yohann Pele is braced to face PSG on Sunday © AFP / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIERMARSEILLE, France, Feb 24 – His famous namesake was the “King of Football”, but Marseille backup goalkeeper Yohann Pele will take a reputation as the “Prince of the clean sheet” into his encounter with the potent Paris Saint-Germain attack.Steve Mandanda has not recovered from his thigh injury so the “Albatross,” as Pele is known, will start at Parc des Princes on Sunday.last_img read more

Golazo! Why can’t Arsenal’s forgotten man do this for the Gunners?

first_img1 He was lauded as the ‘Japanese Messi’, but over the last four years Ryo Miyaichi has looked anything but, having failed to make an impression at the Emirates.As such, the 22-year-old has been farmed out on a string of successive loan spells, with his most recent seeing him pitch up at Dutch side FC Twente.While his appearances for the Eredivisie side have been few and far between, it does look as though he is starting to show some signs of developing into a half-decent footballer, if this goal for the club’s second side Jong Twente is anything to go by.With such ability like that in his locker, there will be a number of Arsenal fans wondering just why he hasn’t shown them anything similar. Arsenal’s Ryo Miyaichi on loan at FC Twente last_img read more

POOR BROADBAND SERVICE IN DONEGAL MUST BE ADDRESSED – McCONALOGUE

first_imgDonegal’s internet service is sub-standard.Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue has described a series of broadband outages in Moville as completely unacceptable. The service was unavailable for over 6 hours yesterday, during peak business hours.Charlie McConalogue TDDeputy McConalogue said this is a completely unacceptable situation. “The broadband service in Moville has been substandard for years. Every few months the signal fails and homes and businesses in the town and surrounding areas are left without a broadband connection. Despite an intermittent service, customers are still being charged in full, and are understandably frustrated by the situation.“The poor level of broadband service in this county has become more and more evident over the last four years. For all their promises and policy pledges, the digital divide has grown under this government. The latest National Broadband Plan commits the Government to providing broadband provision within 5 years. However, this is kicking the can down the road to 2021 for the many communities and businesses that need high speed internet now.”He added this government has presided over a broadband market that is the third most expensive in Europe.“Despite the high charges, the quality of the service, particularly here in Donegal, is completely substandard. This puts businesses here at a serious competitive disadvantage. High speed broadband is taken for granted in most urban centres but here in Donegal it is intermittent and unreliable. The service in Donegal leaves businesses without access to the internet, credit card facilities or online booking and shopping services. This is not conducive to good business practice. “Under the government’s plan, more than half of all homes and businesses in Donegal will have to wait up until 2021 for broadband services by State intervention planned under the Government’s National Broadband Plan. That is not acceptable and is typical of Fine Gael and Labour’s attitude to rural Ireland. Roll out of fibre optic cable broadband is the best way to bridge the digital divide especially in rural counties.“Fianna Fáil supports the roll out of fibre optic broadband directly to all premises in the state through 3 means – direct state intervention, commercial operators, and facilitate community solutions such as group broadband schemes. I will continue to campaign for high-speed fibre internet broadband to be brought to every home in this county. The importance of connecting homes and businesses to high speed broadband is as important as bringing electricity to rural Ireland was many decades ago”, concluded McConalogue.POOR BROADBAND SERVICE IN DONEGAL MUST BE ADDRESSED – McCONALOGUE was last modified: October 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:broadbanddeputy charlie mcconaloguelast_img read more

St Michael’s: Get your club gear at Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure

first_imgThere was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night last.  The numbers drawn were 8,9,13,14,15,17.  The Match 5 Winners were Jamie Langan Derryart, Ann McGarvey Ards Creeslough and Evelyn Mulligan Carrowcannon Falcarragh who won €35 each. This weeks Jackpot be €2650. The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated.Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook. The €75 on the 5th Game at the Bingo Session in Dunfanaghy on Sunday night last was won by Mary Brogan Falcarragh; €75 on the 10th Game was shared by Annette Brock and Margaret Ann O’Reilly.  The €100 on the Snowball game was won by Karen Alcorn Earrooey.All lines €30, 2 Houses at €75, All other Houses at €50, Sheet: €30 Line, €100 House, The Snowball is now €1,000 on 45 Numbers or less. The single book is €8, Double, Double Book €12, Sheet €2. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre.Patrons please note that this months 50 Club Draw will take place at the Bingo Session in Creeslough on Sunday the 8th January.St. Michael’s Club officials will be selling the annual National Draw tickets door to door in the Dunfanaghy and Creeslough areas over the next few weeks.  All support would be greatly appreciated for this important fundraising event for the club.  Tickets are priced at €10 and included in this is a local, County and National Draw. 2017 Season Tickets & Club + CardsSales & Renewals will commence on Monday 10th October.Adult Season Ticket BenefitsCosts only €99All National League Games for your County.1st Round of the Ulster ChampionshipOption to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.Option to purchase All Ireland Final Ticket should your county have qualified & you have at least 60% attendance at games.U16 Season Ticket BenefitsCosts only €20All National League Games for your County.1st Round of the Ulster ChampionshipOption to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.Option to purchase All Ireland Final Ticket should your county have qualified & you have at least 60% attendance at games.Adult Club + Card Benefits for MembersCosts only €200All Adult Club Games within the control of Donegal GAA (Not eligible for games at U18 Grade & Lower)All National League Games for your County.1st Round of the Ulster ChampionshipOption to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.Option to purchase All Ireland Final Ticket should your county have qualified No Attendance Record Required.All Managers and everyone else who uses the Club Naomh Micheál Pitch at The Bridge in are asked to please close the Gate as they leave. Nicola is currently gathering photographs for the clubhouse. If anyone has ANY team photographs from winning senior, reserve, u21 or any underage teams in league/championship/Gaeltacht she would really appreciate if you let her know. All hard copies of the photos will be returned to you safely once we make a copy of them or likewise photos can be emailed to secretary.stmichaels.donegal@gaa.iePlease spread the word as the team photos required date back to 1967! All help with this little project would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone.Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear in children and adult sizes. Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.A clothes bank is now situated on High St, Creeslough ie around the corner from McNultys Bar in aid of St. Michael’s Minor Board.  If anyone is clearing out presses etc. all donations of clothes, shoes, bags, curtains etc would be much appreciated. St Michael’s: Get your club gear at Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure was last modified: January 3rd, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Genesis Hits the Big Screen

first_imgReview of “Is Genesis History?” that premiered nationally in theaters in a one-night Fathom Media event on Feb 23.It’s very difficult to get a hearing for intelligent design these days, let alone Genesis 1-11. And even if you got a public platform for Genesis, limiting it to a rational discussion of creation in six literal days and a global flood would seem miraculous. But that’s what Compass Cinema pulled off in secular theaters around the country for a one-night film event by Fathom Media. Some towns had to open additional theater space because of the demand. That happened in Littleton Colorado, I know, and in my hometown, a second theater was added. Both filled up, indicating significant interest in the subject.On ContentThe film consists largely of conversations by Del Tackett with leaders in the Biblical creation movement about scientific evidence supporting the historicity of Genesis accounts of Creation and the Flood. The conversations occur at Grand Canyon, in museums and zoos, on a dinosaur dig and other locations. Del is founder of The Truth Project, a popular worldview apologetics course. In 2008, Del was among two dozen Bible scholars who participated in a special scholar’s rafting trip through the Grand Canyon sponsored by Canyon Ministries. I was on that trip and got to know Del, finding him to be a humble, godly, and very intelligent man, an excellent teacher who is genuinely interested in scientific questions. It appears that trip was very stimulating for him and all the other Bible scholars. We all saw profound evidence for the Flood with our own eyes as veteran guide Tom Vail steered us down the river. Details of the evidence were expounded by PhD geologist Andrew Snelling, who is also prominent in the film. Perhaps that trip was a turning point in Del’s thinking to take him beyond mere Biblical apologetics into full embrace of the historical Genesis.Tom Vail and Del Tackett conversing in Grand Canyon, 6/28/08.Photo by David CoppedgeThe experts interviewed—all credentialed scientists and scholars— are listed on the film’s website. Topics range from strata in the Grand Canyon, the nature of the Hebrew text, the extent of variability of original created kinds, the Biblical epochs contrasted with secular geological epochs, fossils and soft tissue in dinosaur bones, questions in recent-creation astronomy, world history after the Flood, and more. The variety of topics (necessarily covered briefly though sufficiently for film) provides a well-rounded answer to the point of the film: can Genesis be reasonably considered a true history of the world, given that the mainstream believes in a big bang and billions of years? Tying each scientist’s answer together is recognition of the importance of paradigms. The evidence does not speak for itself; it is always evaluated through a paradigmatic framework, especially for historical questions that cannot be repeated in a lab. Genesis provides an eyewitness account of earth history by the Creator himself. Secular science, without that advantage, constantly changes its stories. Several of the scientists remarked that what they were taught in school as fact is no longer believed. In conclusion, a pastor connects Genesis to the gospel and urges building one’s view of world history on the Bible’s reliable record instead of the shifting sands of science.On DeliveryProduction quality was OK but not great. Being used to the top-notch Illustra Media films, I thought the energy level was somewhat low, the music mediocre, and much of the scenery poorly shot. There was not a trajectory of interest leading to a climax; just a series of interviews at about the same energy level throughout. For its purposes, though, the producer needed to concentrate on the facts being shared; the audience benefited from each expert having enough time to explain his views. Each of the experts delivered key points with authenticity and credibility. Many of the face shots were a bit too close for my comfort, and often shaky, but not to a disturbing degree. Graphical elements were few. The interviews were tied together with pencil drawings that merged into live action, with a few others used to illustrate points. A few scenic shots and drone shots were eye-catching, but I could imagine someone watching the film once, and then listening to the soundtrack alone the second time. It was a film for the ears more than for the eyes.Line drawing from “Is Genesis History?” (Compass Cinema)On ImpactAs a presentation of the young-earth creationist view, the film was probably more effective by being low-key, fact-rich, and personalized than by trying to generate artificial interest with special effects, dramatic music and emotion. It was clear these were reasonable men, not scientific renegades or nuts as opponents are prone to portray them (see ridicule in the Baloney Detector). They all have PhDs from secular universities in their respective fields.Even though it was low-key, the film had very interesting moments. From reactions I sensed around me, the dinosaur soft-tissue demonstration by Kevin Anderson, when he pulled on stretchy tissue found inside a Triceratops horn that he and Mark Armitage had dug out in Montana with their own hands, was a high point. The images seemed to elicit gasps of astonishment, illustrating that facts of sufficient import need no extra dressing. The widespread flat layers of strata pointed out by geologists Steve Austin and Andrew Snelling also had visual punch for the catastrophist/Flood position. The audience was probably also surprised when Snelling revealed results of radiometric ages from the same rock he had collected that differed by millions of years depending on the method used.  I thought Tackett’s opening was very effective. He stands in a deep canyon, hiking along a stream, sensing the vast spans of time that must have passed, only to reveal that the whole canyon was younger than he was! As the drone camera backs away, he explains that the canyon formed within a couple of days in a catastrophic mudflow at Mt. St. Helens since the 1980 eruption. The similarities to Grand Canyon in the subsequent episode are apparent, showing that you can’t always trust your senses if you didn’t know the true story of what happened. Later, Kurt Wise applied that point well to warn of flaws in uniformitarian interpretations of present processes.Group led by Dr. Steve Austin into the “Mini-Grand Canyon” at Mt. St. Helens, Aug. 4, 2012Photo by David CoppedgeAudience responses I heard outside the theater were uniformly positive. Everyone was smiling and commenting that they thought it was really good and were glad they came. There’s a lot of science in this film without being technical. Each viewer probably had their own favorite moments, whether the towering dinosaur reconstructions, swimming sharks, stars and galaxies, Grand Canyon, or a fossil dig in progress. I would like to see two impacts of this production: first, to encourage pastors to take a bold stand for Genesis as “true to what is there,” and second, to encourage young budding scientists to follow in the footsteps of these men whose dedication has given many Christians confidence for having reasonable faith, because God’s word is trustworthy. It fits the world as we see it. It’s history; His story.Update 2/24/17: Just got word that there will be encore showings on March 2. See the website for details. This indicates that interest was high. The publicity team says, “Our premier last night vaulted Is Genesis History to one of Fathom’s best releases!”It was good to see a spirit of unity among the participating scientists. They come from different organizations; sometimes that can result in divided loyalties. They also avoided infighting over different young-earth models, focusing instead on points of agreement. The producer and participants also wisely avoided disparaging comments about theistic evolutionists or old-earthers. Hopefully that will encourage viewers of those persuasions to consider the evidence itself.On the day of the showing, Paul Nelson felt it necessary to issue a “dissent” about his part in the film. On Evolution News & Views, he claims his views were misrepresented, mistakenly portraying a false dichotomy between old-age secularism and young-earth creationism as if those were the only two options. While his feelings are understandable and his arguments sound, I’m not sure it was necessary or helpful to call this a “dissent.” He could have called it a “clarification.” Nothing Paul says in the film is false; it’s only incomplete. The word “dissent” appears to put him at odds with not only the producer, but with Del Tackett and all the other honorable scientists who appear in the film. Paul is a good, wise and honorable teacher himself; let’s hope this issue will be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction in the DVD version.I’m glad to know many of the scientists in the film personally, and even more glad to know that many of them are supportive of Creation-Evolution Headlines. If you missed the film, I hope this review encourages you to see it if and when it comes out on DVD.  —David Coppedge, reviewer(Visited 166 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Lessons learned in Costa Rica

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Abby Motter, OCJ field reporterHola! I am Abby Motter, a senior at The Ohio State University studying Agriscience Education, and minoring in both Production Agriculture and Spanish. This past March I had the chance to spend my spring break in a very different capacity. Instead of road trips, beaches, and bad decisions, I traveled alongside some of my classmates on a service-learning experience to Costa Rica. I will never forget the long bus rides filled with fellowship, the beautiful views, the difficult learning moments, or the powerful insight gained from engaging with Costa Ricans, locally know as Ticos. Traveling to Costa Rica allowed me to engage in an aspect of agriculture that is not only different from the United States in its methodologies, but also in its focus. Most importantly, we had the chance to learn more about ourselves by completing a home stay in the community, La Finca Argentina. Ultimately, this education abroad experience helped me to further my cultural competency, gain Spanish language skills, and become aware of different, but important, forms of agriculture.Coming from a production agriculture background I am well versed on the latest technologies here in the United States. I can talk your ear off about GMOs, the latest in precision breakthroughs, and of course genetics within livestock animals. However, in Costa Rica I learned about production methods focused on organic methods, and how this model can help developing communities around the globe become self-sustainable. While at EARTH University — Costa Rica’s agricultural institute that recruits students from around the globe to study agriculture — we toured facilities and engaged with students. Having the chance to interact with students opened my eyes to our responsibility as college students to make the most of our education, to make a global difference.Peachy, one of the student’s nicknames, was from Liberia. While at EARTH she was focusing on greenhouses and ways for women to become more involved with agriculture. Her goal upon graduation is to return to her home country and start greenhouses with the women, to not only allow them to take on a leadership and entrepreneurial role, but also to assist with food insecurity, and increase profits for family farms. Every student I had the opportunity to talk with seemed focused on their mission, because they had first-hand experience understanding their family’s and community’s struggles.I had the chance to eat lunch with a student from Madagascar. He was so excited to share what EARTH has done for him, and how the hands-on learning, especially having to manage his own entrepreneurial project as a senior, has prepared him to successfully re-enter his community with new ideas. Many of the students talked about community entry strategies or bringing new ideas back to where they came from, and how difficult that can be. I found this so interesting because as college students in agriculture, I think we all can relate. While at The Ohio State University we have learned so much about new technologies in agriculture and understand the benefits. However, when we try to bring these ideas to our parents or grandparents on the family farm often all they see is dollar signs. No matter where we are at in the world it is a challenge to prove our knowledge is valuable to the older and more respected generation.While at EARTH we had the chance to tour a model organic farm, this was my favorite part of our stay because it focused on studying the integration and real-life application of how this could be applied in communities around the globe. For example, they had a chicken coop where they continually run trials in an attempt to find production methods that produce the most meat and eggs with little to no inputs. They want to perfect the system so they can share it with others and encourage students to bring it to their own communities. By adding an egg to the diet of these families, there is a large increase in protein, an additional food source, and a vital nutrient that can be difficult to obtain. In addition, the organic farm focused on reusing everything they could – especially when it comes to compost. The farm has a heavy focus on composting using natural fertilizer from the farm, coffee bean shells, and a variety of other organic materials to then increase the production and fertility of their soils and their crop. The processes we watched on the farm are all very time intensive and require a lot of labor, both commodities not readily available in the United States.I found it especially interesting, however, that because EARTH’s products are mostly GMO-free and organic, they automatically assumed that GMOs cause cancer and that anything but organic is bad for you. I was a bit taken a back from this statement because I firmly believe in the importance of GMOs to feed our growing population of 9 billion by 2050, as well as to combat malnutrition. I completely understand that advanced technologies, including GMO seed, can cause a dependence on American companies for assistance, and could also turn into imperialism, however, I think both sides of the issue should be taught at EARTH University. It is my opinion, that in a developing country and community, these organic practices are practical, but that doesn’t mean our advancements and practices in the United States are bad. In fact, I believe they are necessary for our global production, especially since no one I know in the United States would be willing to do the amount of work necessary for a completely organic operation similar to EARTH. Most farmers in the United States actually work off the farm, which plays a big difference. I would have liked to have talked more with the students about their perspectives on modern agriculture. However, the biggest thing I gained from viewing these organic facilities and interacting with the students is that we are not the experts, the people from the communities we are trying to reach are the experts. It is vital to trust in the expertise of the people and communities you are working with in order to bring positive change.Staying at La Finca Argentina gave me even more insight into Hispanic culture and shaped my perspective of what truly matters. On our very first day in the community we were the first group to be dropped off. I was so nervous because I didn’t know what was going to happen, and I was going to have to rely on my Spanish skills for the weekend. Instantly we were welcomed into their homes, and the birthday party they were currently hosting. Although at first feeling awkward and out of place, I was able to break the cultural gap by engaging with one of the children at the party. There was a younger boy who had started a game of keeping a leftover balloon in the air, when it wandered over my direction I decided to join the action. Later during our home stay I had the chance to make soap with the daughter of our house mom, and then with our neighbor’s daughter help color and play with puppies. I realized how easy it is to find similarities and have fun with someone who may be so different than yourself.I definitely was reminded of the “Costa Rican” way and had to remember the importance of patience. I continue to struggle with a culture that fails to plan long term and is okay with taking shortcuts on a job eventually leading to more work later. As a type A person, I was raised my whole life with the mantra, “If you have time to do it twice, you have time to do it right the first time.” Being flexible is an attribute I have developed more as a college student, but I am very detail-oriented and love to have plans made far in advance. But we all know that doesn’t happen, and a lot of last minute changes occur in an agricultural classroom. Thankfully I am working on adopting the mindset of preparing to the best of my ability and trusting myself to handle whatever happens.Overall, my experience in Costa Rica was once in a lifetime and gave me the opportunity to reflect on my personal values, and to be challenged on my perceptions of agriculture, family, and monetary success. The differences in agriculture production and having to decide for myself the best practices, and the ethical choices, along with personal growth I experienced in our homestay have all made me a better student, leader, global citizen, and future teacher. Pura Vida!last_img read more

Taxi Startups Show The Right Way And Wrong Way To Hack Regulations

first_imgTags:#collaborative consumption#Hailo#New York City#on-demand transportation#sharing economy#SideCar New York is one of the few places in the world where you can still raise your hand and reliably flag a taxi. Now, thanks to recent changes by regulators, it’s become one of many places where you can also tap an app on your smartphone instead.Hailo, a London-based company which recently set up operations in New York, got approval from the city’s Taxi & Limousine Commission today to offer its e-hailing app, CEO Jay Bregman said at a panel at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference this morning. Uber Technologies, a San Francisco-based company which had previously tangled with city bureaucrats over a taxi-hailing service, received approval last week.(See also: Lyft & Uber Win Small Victory In Internet’s War With Taxi Industry)Meanwhile, SideCar saw some of its drivers, whom the TLC views as unlicensed limo drivers, stopped by police and their vehicles impounded, leading to a testy exchange between Ashwini Chhabra, a deputy commissioner, and Sunil Paul, CEO of the on-demand transportation company.SideCar has sought to have its mobile app, which connects drivers with passengers, categorized under regulations applying to ridesharing service. SideCar calls the fee passengers pay a “donation” and argues that its service is like a friend offering a friend a ride, even though drivers and passengers typically don’t know each other.“Sharing is not a crime,” Paul said.“Sharing” has become a buzzword used by services as varied as Airbnb, the lodging marketplace, and TaskRabbit, the contractor-finding service, to describe their offerings, which allow people who have a resource like a spare room or extra time to find buyers for it. SideCar suggests that the empty seats in drivers’ cars are a similar resource. But under Paul’s definition of “sharing,” almost any transaction where people provide a good or service in exchange for money could be defined as “sharing.”(See also: Regulators vs. Uber & Friends: The Final Battle For Taxi Domination?)Chhabra, the TLC commissioner, made it clear that it views SideCar as a taxi service.This isn’t the first time Paul has tangled with regulators. SideCar drivers also saw their cars impounded in Philadelphia earlier this year, and SideCar is the lone holdout among the companies cited by the California Public Utilities Commission for breaking public-safety rules for transportation companies in that state.As a result, Uber is offering a SideCar-like service where drivers provide their own vehicles, unlicensed as taxis or limos, as is Zimride, whose Lyft service is similar to SideCar.Bregman, the Hailo CEO, had the best line of the panel where he, Chhabra, and Paul spoke: “You can be disruptive without being abrasive.”He has a point, since he’s been able to win over regulators where Paul’s combative tactics have—so far—failed.Photo courtesy of Flickr user n8kowald, CC 2.0 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting owen thomas 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Nesting in Adobe Premiere Pro

first_imgNesting clips in Premiere Pro allows you to use an entire sequence as a clip. When used correctly, nesting clips is a great way to save time and cut down on complexity in your video editing.A common use of nesting in Premiere Pro is to combine a series of short sequences into one master sequence. This is especially useful if you’re working with a long-format project (multiple acts, for instance) or a project that naturally falls into different sections (perhaps a series of interviews). By doing each section in its own nested sequence, the project may become more manageable.Nesting is also useful if you’ve created a series of videos that need to be combined for final delivery. For instance, say you’re working on a project that consists of three unique videos. The client may want you to deliver each stand-alone video, as well as one “master video” that plays each back to back.  Nesting sequences in Premiere Pro into a master sequence would be very handy for this!Assembling Sequences Into a MasterIn this example, I have three sequences in Premiere Pro. They are:Ready for WorkOfficeAfter WorkI select the Ready for Work sequence and drop it onto the New Item icon (highlighted below). This creates a new sequence that matches my setting of the first sequence. I rename this duplicate sequence Master.Opening up the Master sequence, you’ll see the Ready for Work sequence is green (see below). This is a visual sign to signify that it is currently nested. Now, if you want to make changes to Ready for Work while it is nested in the Master sequence , you simply have to double-click it. It will then open it up in its original Premiere Pro sequence.Here’s the clip nested in the Master sequence.And now it’s editable following a simple double-click.Now we’ll drag the the other two sequences into the Master sequence. As these sequences are now nested, they too will appear as clips in the Master sequence.Nesting Clips Already in a SequenceWith nesting, you’re not confined to only bringing sequences into sequences. You can also nest a series of clips in a current sequence to break your edit up into smaller chunks and make it more manageable.To nest clips in your Premiere Pro sequence, first highlight the clips. Then, right-click them and choose Nest. When you do this, these clips are automatically converted into a new sequence.Rename the sequence in the project to something more descriptive than “Nested Sequence 01.” Double-click to step into the nest and work on those clips.Nesting is useful if you want to apply an effect to a group of clips. You can drop an effect onto a nested sequence in a Premiere pro timeline. To modify an effect put on a nested sequence, drag the sequence to the source window. Then, in the source window, adjust the effect settings in the Effects Control panel.Nesting, when used correctly, can be a big timesaver in your post-production workflow. It also helps you stay organized, which, as you know, helps you stay sane.Word to the wise, however — when done haphazardly (misplacing clips in nested sequences, timing issues, etc.), nesting can quickly become a train wreck. As with any aspect of video editing, it pays to be methodical. If you’re going to nest clips or sequences while video editing, make it work for you!Remember, whenever you’ve got a question about video editing, the PremiumBeat blog probably has the answer! Be sure to browse our Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, and After Effects archives for new ways to improve your video editing workflow.Got any Premiere Pro tips to share with the community? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

Kevin Belingon recalls earning ‘Silencer’ moniker, aims to make more noise in Japan card

first_imgLacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Kevin Belingon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNot every fighter has a catchy moniker and an interesting narrative behind it.Kevin Belingon is one of the few who has both a cool nickname and an even better story to tell about it.ADVERTISEMENT “That’s how I got the moniker, to this day. It’s still the ring name I use,” he said.He went on to also win his next eight fights to start his MMA career at 9-0 on his way to becoming a ONE bantamweight world champion following a gutsy win over Brazilian legend Bibiano Fernandes last year in ONE: Heart of the Lion.“I plan to stick with it for a very long time,” said Belingon, who currently owns a 20-5 record. “It witnessed my ups and downs in this sport and we can also say that the ‘The Silencer’ has brought lucky charm to me.”“The Silencer” hopes to keep making noise when he takes on Fernandes for the third time for the bantamweight belt in ONE: New Era in Tokyo, Japan.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PBA D-League: Marinerong Pilipino routs FEU Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash MOST READcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting It took just the first fight for Belingon to earn one of the coolest monikers in the business.“I got the name ‘The Silencer’ after my first mixed martial arts fight,” the Team Lakay star said.“My opponent was the champion, he was the one holding the belt, and I was the underdog. Most of the fans were on his side. I beat him and it silenced the crowd and my opponent as well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesBelingon was referring to Richard “The Dancing Devil” Lasprilla, one of the original Filipino MMA fighters back in the day. That bout happened in 2007 when no one knew who Belingon was heading into the fight against Lasprilla.But that quickly changed after Belingon stunned Lasprilla. View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

6 fashion trends from the 90s that have made a major comeback, and how!

first_imgEvery decade has its own set of fashion trends, statement jewellery and trademark shoes. The 90s was undoubtedly one of the most fashionable decades of all times. But as they say, fashion repeats itself every few years. In keeping with the same, 90s fashion has made a huge comeback, and how!Though some of these trends will make you feel nostalgic, the others will make you cringe and question your sense of fashion judgement.Honestly, most of us had never thought we would see another era of chokers or flared pants.So pick your 90s-inspired item and style your outfit for the perfect blast from the past. 1. ChokersPicture Courtesy: Pinterest From Jacqueline Fernandez to Sonam Kapoor, almost every Bollywood actress has been seen sporting this goth accessory. The Zeenat Aman-inspired look from the 90s has made a stylish comeback with celebrities wearing them to jazz up their everyday outfits.   Also Read: Deepika to Karisma: 3 ways to do goth-inspired glam at your BFF’s wedding 2. Off-shoulder topsPicture Courtesy: Pinterest Off-shoulder ruffle tops have become quite the thing of late. And why not; they add just a dash of sexy without revealing too much!3. OverallsPicture Courtesy: Pinterest After disappearing for a few years, overalls have finally made a comeback. The buckled trend can be worn in a variety of ways, be it cropped or flared, to add that instant edgy feel to your look.4. Dark Lip coloursPicture Courtesy: Pinterest Most Indian celebrities have started to choose a bold lip colour. From Sonam Kapoor to Aishwarya Rai, innumerable celebs have started to use deeper shades of berry, from raspberry pink to deep mulberry red.advertisement5. Round sunglassesPicture Courtesy: Pinterest Round glares, or Lennon glasses as they were called, were made into a fashion trend by The Beatles’ John Lennon. Most Bollywood actors and actresses have been seen carrying the look with panache of late.6. High-waist pantsPicture Courtesy: Pinterest It’s no secret that high-waisted pants keep making a comeback on the catwalk. They are flattering for the lower body and usually make one look taller and leaner.last_img read more