DaVinci Resolve Tip: Use an EDL and Scene Cut Detection to Set up a Project

first_imgNext, click on the top right of the Scene Cut Detection window and select Load EDL. Choose the EDL the editor has provided.As soon as that’s done, the project is instantly sliced up for me. I can add the edits to the media pool and ultimately drop them into a new timeline.This method of working is so simple, easy, and accurate. I recommend using it whenever possible. That said, if you need to deliver a file with handles, or are working with RAW footage this may not be an option for you. But when you can pull it off, it’ll save you a lot of time and keep your workflow in check.Got and DaVinci Resolve workflow tips to share with the community? Let us know in the comments below! For long-form DaVinci Resolve projects, one of the easiest ways to get up and running involves using the powerful scene cut detection feature.For those of you that aren’t as familiar with this feature, scene cut detection is a powerful tool within DaVinci Resolve that will scan through a video file and automatically create cuts for you so that you can grade each shot individually.It works beautifully, but like any tool, it isn’t always 100% accurate. Sometimes it misses an edit, while other times it may create an edit where there shouldn’t be one. The good news is that you can use scene cut detection in conjunction with an EDL file in order to get frame-accurate cuts every time.Typically when I’m going to color grade a feature film that doesn’t need to be linked to RAW files (for instance if we’re using a ProRes workflow), I’ll simply ask the editor for two files: one master file of the film in full resolution and one EDL file.I’ll also specify that the master file should have no text, filters, or effects on it and the EDL should be created after the project has been flattened down to a single video track. In other words, if the editor has been layering clips on tracks two, three, etc. to test them out, I’ll request that they flatten everything down to track one before creating the EDL. This makes it easiest for DaVinci Resolve to translate the edit points.From there, I’ll simply right click on the master file in DaVinci Resolve and select Scene Cut Detection…last_img read more

11 civilians, eight policemen injured in Silchar clash

first_imgClashes broke out between two communities in the Silchar town of Assam’s Cachar district on Tuesday evening. The incident took place in the Janigunj area of Silchar. According to police 11 civilians and eight police officials were injured in large scale stone pelting. However, there were no casualties in the incident.Confirming that the clashes were of “communal nature,” a senior district police official told The Hindu that “tension spread in the area around 6.30 pm on Tuesday over the relationship of a couple from different communities.”“We have arrested nine persons and seized six motorcycles and one car. Three autorickshaws were burnt during the incident,” he said. According to police so far there was no information of any house being attacked. However, a resident of the area said that miscreants threw stones at her house and shattered window panes.According to locals there was “some tension” in the area over the hearing of a case at a local court filed by the father of the girl concerned against the youth from another community. However, “verdict of the case was postponed. Soon after some miscreants resorted to vandalism in the area,” locals said.Even as district police officials claimed that the situation was “under control” locals said that the area was “still tense.” Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed in the area since Tuesday evening.last_img read more

Family awaits return of Meghalaya trader abducted by Bangladeshis

first_imgMembers of the family of a Meghalaya cashew-nut trader abducted by Bangladeshi miscreants more than three months ago are expected to have their prayers answered soon.Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said that the case of 66-year-old Phalgun Arengh has been taken up with the Centre and that his government was leaving no stone unturned for the trader’s repatriation.Mr. Arengh, a resident of Hatimara village in the Purakhasia area of West Garo Hills district, was abducted on May 24. The village is on the India-Bangladesh border.According to an FIR filed by his wife Ponji K. Sangma at the police station in Dalu nearby, some miscreants from Bangladesh took him away. The local police said cross-border criminals could have targeted Mr. Arengh, a prosperous farmer, for ransom.But Mr. Arengh gave his abductors the slip on June 2 and took refuge in a village named Christianpara in Bangladesh’s Sherpur district. The villagers handed him over to the local Sribordi police station.West Garo Hills Superintendent of Police M.G. Raghavendra Kumar said the cashew-nut trader continues to be under police protection in Bangladesh. “We are hoping for a solution to the matter that has been taken up with the Ministry of Home Affairs,” he said.PM’s intervention soughtRopila Sangma, the abducted trader’s daughter, has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in bringing her father back. “I urge upon the Indian government to expedite the process of repatriation of my father from Bangladesh. He was abducted by criminals but is languishing in a Bangladesh jail,” she said.She said that it would not be difficult for the Prime Minister’s Office to deal with her father’s case fast since India has cordial relations with Bangladesh.Officials in West Garo Hills said that the Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh besides intelligence agencies have been kept in the loop for bringing Mr. Arengh back since the issue involves two countries and has to be handled through diplomatic channels.There have been instances of Bangladeshi miscreants taking cattle and other valuables from villagers in Meghalaya. An incident similar to that of Mr. Arengh had last year happened with an 18-year-old mine worker in South West Khasi Hills, also bordering Bangladesh.Seven Bangladeshi nationals had abducted Dajied Kynshai Syiemlieh, the mine worker, on April 27, 2017. He was rescued by Bangladesh police but his repatriation had been stuck in paperwork for a long time.last_img read more

Chelsea rejects blaze a trail through Premier League

first_imgAs Chelsea ponder the nine points separating them from runaway leaders Manchester City, they must wonder how different the table might look had former cast-offs Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah still been in their team.This season’s standout players both exited Stamford Bridge after frustrating periods under former manager Jose Mourinho, who recognised but failed to realise their potential.De Bruyne and Salah each refocused their careers elsewhere in Europe before arriving back in the Premier League bristling with intent – at City and Liverpool respectively.De Bruyne, in particular, has been instrumental in City’s astonishing start to a season in which they have scored 52 goals in all competitions.The Belgian is no one-season wonder, however, and over the past five years only Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has recorded more assists in Europe’s top five leagues, with De Bruyne’s performances at City turbo-charged by Pep Guardiola’s arrival as manager.On Saturday, he scored City’s opener in the 3-1 win over Arsenal, exchanging passes with Fernandinho before unleashing an angled drive into the bottom corner.De Bruyne’s performances make Mourinho’s decision to ditch him from Chelsea after just 33 games in two years all the more questionable, although the Portuguese insisted he had his reasons.”He was not training very well. He was saying: ‘I can’t give you more. This is just my way’,” said Mourinho when asked about the departure.Salah received even less of a chance at Chelsea after arriving from Basel soon after De Bruyne left Stamford Bridge for Wolfsburg in January, 2014.advertisementThe Egyptian failed to make an impact in 12 months under Mourinho, moving to Fiorentina on loan as a makeweight in a deal in which Juan Cuadrado, another soon-to-be Chelsea misfit, headed the other way.Salah’s switch proved the making of him and, after arriving at Anfield via Roma, the 25-year-old’s impact this season has been great. On Saturday he scored his 11th and 12th goals in 17 games, the best striking record by anyone at the club since Michael Owen in 2001-02, who also reached his 12-goal mark on November 4 that season.STRIKING GREATReuters PhotoNot surprisingly, Salah’s rich scoring seam is delighting manager Juergen Klopp.”I didn’t think if he can score 12 goals or whatever in 17 games,” the Liverpool coach said. “But I hope he’s not finished now!”Owen ended with 28 goals in 43 appearances in 2002 and Salah, who needs just three more to beat last season’s Liverpool top scorer, Philippe Coutinho, could yet join another Reds great, Luis Suarez, as one of the few strikers to notch 30 goals in a season.There is little doubt the presence of De Bruyne and Salah in Chelsea’s ranks would have improved their early results this season.But perhaps both needed the disappointment of their Chelsea rejections to reach their current heights.Watford’s Nathaniel Chalobah is another who quit the club this year only to be rewarded with an England call-up. Tammy Abraham, on loan at Swansea City, also made national manager Gareth Southgate’s squad after failing to break through at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is insistent that under his regime, all the club’s young talent has a pathway to the first team and points to his own record as Juventus manager where he nurtured Paul Pogba, who is now playing under Mourinho at Manchester United.But for all Conte’s fine words, it is clear that De Bruyne and Salah were allowed to slip through the net at Chelsea, a mistake so costly it may stop the champions from successfully defending their title.last_img read more

Chris Gayle first player to smash 500 sixes in international cricket

first_imgWest Indies opener Chris Gayle has continued with his sensational form with the bat as he smashed another hundred in the ongoing five-match one day international series against England at home. Chris Gayle has so far hit 135, 50 and 162 in three innings against England in the series.Chris Gayle blasted 162 off just 97 balls against England in the fourth ODI at the National Cricket Stadium in St George’s, Grenada. But his blazing knock was not enough as West Indies fell short of England’s total of 418 for 6 by 29 runs.Gayle hit 14 sixes and 11 fours during his monstrous knock and that helped him become the first batsman ever to smash 500 or more sixes in international cricket.The maximums also helped Gayle take his tally of sixes past 300 mark ODIs, making him only the second cricketer to smash 300 or more sixes in the 50-overs format after Shahid Afridi, who leads the list with 351 sixes.Chris Gayle, who will retire from ODIs after the World Cup, now has 506 sixes in international cricket (98 in Tests, 305 in ODIs and 103 in T20Is).Gayle also breached 10,000-run mark in ODIs and become only the second West Indian after Brian Lara (10,405 runs) to achieve the milestone.Gayle (10,074 runs) became the 14th cricketer to achieve the feat after Sachin Tendulkar (18,426), Kumar Sangakkara (14,234), Ricky Ponting (13,704), Sanath Jayasuriya (13,430), Mahela Jayawardene (12,650), Inzamam-ul-Haq (11,739), Jacques Kallis (11,579), Sourav Ganguly (11,363), Rahul Dravid (10,889), Virat Kohli (10,533), MS Dhoni (10,415), Lara (10,405) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (10,290).Earlier in the match, England’s middle-order batsman Jos Buttler hit a career-best 150 studded with 12 sixes and 13 fours. Buttler became the first batsman from England to hit 12 sixes in an innings in ODIs.advertisementSpectators were left ducking for cover as the two teams piled up a world record 46 sixes in St George’s — 24 by England and 22 by West Indies.England’s total surpassed the 23 hit by West Indies in the first game last week, while the combined tally bettered the 38 sixes hit by India and Australia in Bengaluru in 2013.The victory gave England a 2-1 lead in the series, which lost a game when rain washed out Monday’s third match in Grenada.The fifth and final match of the series will be played on Saturday in St Lucia, before the two teams face-off in a three-match Twenty20 International series.Also Watch:last_img read more

a month agoReal Madrid boss Zidane hails goalscorers Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid boss Zidane hails goalscorers Vinicius Junior and Rodrygoby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was delighted with their Brazilians for the 2-0 win over Osasuna.Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo stole the show with their goals and Zidane praised the Brazilian pair.”I”m happy for them,” he explained.”Sometimes we forget that they’re both teenagers and we saw the emotion of scoring at the [Estadio Santiago] Bernabeu.”I liked Rodrygo’s control, and scoring here for Vinicius was very important so he’s very happy.”Madrid were tight and compact defensively, finally keeping a clean sheet, which pleased the coach.”It’s what we’ve been looking for,” Zidane admitted.”I think we’re better and we’ll try to continue this way.”When we don’t have the ball, everyone is worried about recovering it and then with the ball we know the quality we have.” last_img read more

Clemson, LSU Schedule Home-And-Home Series

first_imgGraphic announcing the upcoming Clemson vs. LSU series.Amazingly, Clemson and LSU have never played in the college football regular season. That is coming to an end.Earlier this month, reports emerged that the two teams of Tigers, both of whom play in stadiums known as “Death Valley,” were working on a series.Today, it became official. And luckily for fans, it is a true home-and-home slate of games, unlike the recent LSU deal with Florida State, which will have games in Orlando and New Orleans.Clemson and LSU announced the series today.A theme of this series will almost definitely be about which stadium deserves the name “Death Valley.” Clemson takes ownership of the name in its tweet, while LSU is more diplomatic.JUST ANNOUNCED || Home-and-Home vs. LSU in 2025-26!In 2025, LSU travels to Death Valley and, in 2026, Clemson plays in Baton Rouge!Details on the games and match-up history here: https://t.co/Gh9NIkQpRX pic.twitter.com/y6S1USOMda— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) August 15, 2018Death Valley vs. Death ValleyMike the Tiger vs. Howard’s RockFour Notes vs. 25 Seconds2025 & 2026https://t.co/r25InxcOqz pic.twitter.com/A6MqU9jhIh— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) August 15, 2018According to a recent article by The Post and Courier‘s Grace Raynor, Clemson had the nickname first.Back in the 1940s, it was tradition for the Clemson football team to open its season against the Presbyterian Blue Hose, whose coach at the time was Lonnie McMillian.In 1943, Presbyterian defeated Clemson, 13-12. A year later, Clemson avenged the loss with a 34-0 victory. In 1945, it was even worse for visiting Presbyterian — a 76-0 defeat.That’s when McMillian, who had visited Death Valley, Calif., on his way to Los Angeles for the 1932 Olympic Games, coined Clemson’s Memorial Stadium as college football’s Death Valley. He noted that the stadium, which is located in a natural ravine and built of concrete instead of metal because of shortages during Wold War II, is brutally hot in early fall and one of the toughest places for visiting teams to play.[…]Blackman and Bourret say Clemson’s coach at the time — Frank Howard — liked the nickname and proudly embraced it. When a jovial, good-natured Clemson graduate, Sam Jones, took a trip to Death Valley, Calif., in the 1960s, he brought back a rock from his travels that he gave to Howard.In fact, according to a former LSU SID, the school borrowed the nickname for its own Tiger Stadium after the two teams met in the 1959 Sugar Bowl, a 7-0 LSU win.According to Bud Johnson, the SID from 1966-71, LSU only started calling itself Death Valley after the SEC Tigers swiped it from the ACC Tigers following the two teams’ meeting in the 1958 Sugar Bowl.LSU referring to itself as “Deaf Valley” before it became Death Valley originates from a gas station in the adjacent commercial area not far from LSU’s campus. Crowe Peel, a former LSU boxer and 1949 national champion, named his gas station “Deaf Valley” because of the noise that boomed from Tiger Stadium.“I’m an LSU fan but I side with Clemson,” Johnson said. “I believe that LSU’s creative enough to do their own thing. I think there’s enough of creative strength on that campus and enough tradition here.That Sugar Bowl, played on January 1, 1959, was the first match-up between the two programs. All three have come in bowl games.In 1996, LSU beat Clemson once again, this time in the Peach Bowl 10-7. Clemson picked up its first win in the battle of the Tigers in 2012, with a dramatic 25-24 Chick-fil-A Bowl victory.last_img read more

India vs England: Yuzvendra Chahal bowls most expensive spell by an Indian in World Cup history

first_img commentary advertisement scorecard Ajay Tiwari BirminghamJune 30, 2019UPDATED: June 30, 2019 19:20 IST Chahal went wicket-less against England in Birmingham (Getty Images)HIGHLIGHTSEngland batsmen were in rampaging form against India at Edgbaston on SundayYuzvendra Chahal finished with the worst-ever bowling figures for Indians in a World Cup gameJavagal Srinath was the previous holder of this unwanted recordLeg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Sunday claimed the unwanted record of producing the most expensive World Cup spell by an Indian in the history of the tournament. England batsmen including centurion Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy and Ben Stokes made merry at Edgbaston on a flat pitch flaying the Indian bowlers to all parts of the ground.Chahal’s figures at the end of his bowling quota read 10-0-88-0, thus consigning Javagal Srinath’s 0/87 in the world Cup 2003 final to the second spot. It was a forgettable day for India’s spinning duo of Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav as they produced combined figures of 1/160 in 20 overs.Here are the top-5 worst bowling performances in World Cup by Indians:YS Chahal: 10-0-88-0 (2019)J Srinath: 10-0-87-0 (2003)KD Ghavri: 11-1-83-0 (1975)R Ashwin: 10-0-75-1 (2015)Mohit Sharma: 10-0-75-2 (2015)Earlier, England opener Bairstow scored his first century of the World Cup 2019 as he put up a rapid 160-run opening stand with Jason Roy to put India on the backfoot in Birmingham. Roy scored a blistering fifty as well and both the openers flayed the Indian bowling attack to all parts of the ground.Bairstow’s 8th ODI century, which came off 90 balls, couldn’t have arrived at a better time for his side as they are grappling to bring their World Cup campaign back on track after back-to-back losses in their previous 2 games.Also Read | England vs India: Jonny Bairstow 1st player to hit hundred vs India in World Cup 2019Also Read | India vs England, World Cup 2019: Sure Pakistan fans will be supporting us, says Virat KohliadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow Jonny Bairstow Next No data available! India vs England: Yuzvendra Chahal bowls most expensive spell by an Indian in World Cup historyIndia vs England: Indian bowlers endured a tough day in the field against rampaging England batsmen in Edgbaston as spinner Yuzvendra Chahal claimed an unwanted World Cup record. view more view less graphslast_img read more

Pussy Hut in Toronto pays tribute to womens movement symbol with massive

first_imgTORONTO – A massive pink tuque has taken over a stretch of a Toronto beach a year after thousands of protesters donned bright pink hats to protest gender inequality.Dubbed the “Pussy Hut,” the warm-and-fuzzy attraction is inspired by the colourful symbol of women’s marches that emerged after last year’s inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump.The art piece is part of an annual competition called Winter Stations staged along Lake Ontario in the city’s east-end.Organizers say this year’s theme is “Riot” and that they chose to include the “Pussy Hut” for its message of hope.“These are changing times and ‘riot’ is an expressive way of demonstrating that there’s change in the air,” says one of the competition’s directors, Ted Merrick of the Toronto architectural firm Ferris + Associates.“It can also be a riot of colour, it can be kind, it can respond to political climates around the world, it can respond to just the change in the world these days, so we thought it an appropriate theme.”The “Pussy Hut” is large enough to allow several people under its roof, and includes earflaps that slope onto a wooden bench where visitors can sit.It’s covered with bright pink fabric tubes stuffed with polyester fibre fill to create the 12-centimetre-wide “yarn.” That was then positioned over a structure built of milled plywood.Designers Martin Miller and Mo Zheng, based in New York and China, hope visitors will be drawn to the large-scale art piece to share stories and discuss a raft of political and societal movements underway.Zheng says she was delighted to see several people unable to resist touching the “yarn” when the piece debuted over the weekend.“Actually, a lot of kids were climbing on that and they really, really enjoy it,” says Zheng, who notes that some observers simply see a familiar winter symbol, without political overtones.“The texture is just very different — it’s not your conventional kind of outdoor art installation. The material is (such) that people want to touch it and start sitting on it.”The hut rises a little over four metres tall and involves about 1,200 metres of “yarn.”Inside, there are shelves where people can share their own feelings about gender inequity and sexual harassment.“People are welcome to leave messages and notes about their particular experiences, their experience with the women’s movement, the women’s march and leave little relics and artifacts,” says Miller.Other chosen installations include megaphones in a “noisebox” from Germany and spinning pinwheels to celebrate clean and safe energy from the Netherlands.The exhibit runs until April 1.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said the exhibit ends Sunday.last_img read more

Club World Cup: FIFA Considers Moving Real Madrid Match to Marrakech

Rabat – The FIFA World Cup’s semi-finals game between Cruz Azul and Real Madrid scheduled to take place on Tuesday in Rabat may be transferred to the Grand Stadium in Marrakech due to the deluge of rain experienced at the Complexe Sportif Prince Moulay Abdellah, according to news reports.A source from the Royal Football Federation (FRMF) has said that the organizing committee of FIFA Club World Cup along with the FIFA delegation in Rabat are considering moving the semi-finals game between Real Madrid and Cruz Azul to Marrakesh’s Grand Stadium.According to the same source, the pitch of the Complexe Sportif Prince Moulay Abdellah in Rabat was affected by the heavy rain that fell on Saturday in Rabat and other regions of Morocco. The organizing committee is reportedly examining all the aspects of the case, and has not yet announced its official decision.

CannTrust shares dive on report that CEO chair knew of unlicensed pot

Companies in this story: (TSX: TRST) The Canadian Press VAUGHAN, Ont. — CannTrust Holdings Corp. shares have plummeted further after a media report alleging that the cannabis company’s chief executive and chairman of the board were aware of pot cultivation in rooms without government approval months before Health Canada discovered the illicit activity. Shares of the Vaughan, Ont.-based licensed producer were down more than 20 per cent in late morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange to $2.73 from its previous close of $3.43.A report published in the Globe and Mail late yesterday cites emails that suggest CannTrust chairman Eric Paul and its chief executive Peter Aceto were informed in November that the firm was growing pot in unlicensed rooms at its Ontario greenhouse.CannTrust is being investigated by Health Canada, which says it discovered during an unannounced inspection in June that the pot firm was growing cannabis in several rooms before it got the appropriate licences to do so.CannTrust disclosed Health Canada’s findings on July 8, and nearly 13,000 kilograms of cannabis products linked to the five unlicensed rooms have been put on hold by both the regulator and voluntarily by CannTrust as samples undergo testing at government laboratories.CannTrust voluntarily halted all shipments and sales of its products as Health Canada conducts its investigation and an independent special committee of its board of directors examines what transpired.Prior to the share price drop today, CannTrust’s stock had already lost roughly 47 per cent of its value from $6.46 on July 5 before the company disclosed Health Canada’s findings. read more

Girls around the world still face challenges of inequality UNICEF says

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Ann Veneman will highlight these issues when she addresses the opening ceremony next Monday of the celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, which was held in Beijing, China, in 1995, her office said today. She will also join other senior UN officials for a roundtable called “Encounter with the United Nations.”On her fourth visit to the field since she became UNICEF Executive Director, she will also meet with senior Chinese officials in Beijing to discuss the country’s progress on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 on educating children, especially girls, and improving their general well-being and will also hear about China’s 2001-2010 National Plan of Action for Children.Before going to Beijing, Ms. Veneman will look at child survival programmes in Ningxia province, one of the least developed areas of China and home to about 6 million people, visiting projects focused on maternal and child health, child nutrition and early child development on Friday and Saturday. She will also see a programme engaging local religious leaders in educating the public on HIV/AIDS prevention. read more

Panthers Olsen reinjures right foot done for season

TAMPA, Fla. — If the Carolina Panthers are going to pull out of a frustrating tailspin, they’ll have to do it without three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen.Olsen re-injured his right foot during Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the latest blow to the 33-year-old’s bid to return to form after having surgery to repair the same foot last season.“I ruptured my plantar fascia. The plantar fascia on the bottom of my foot popped. It’s just something we’ve dealt with since I’ve come back,” said Olsen, who limped off the field early in the second quarter.“Since I’ve come back, I’ve dealt with a variety of pain and whatever in my foot. … Today, that plantar just finally had enough,” Olsen added. “It kind of just ruptured on me. … That first play of the second quarter, I just came out of my stance and I just knew right away what happened. It popped pretty good on me.”It’s Olsen’s third injury to same foot. He missed nine games last season with a broken foot and had surgery but returned to play.Then, he re-broke it this year, did not have surgery and came back quickly. Now, it appears his season is over.“It’s just been obviously a very frustrating two seasons now,” said Olsen, who had one catch for 13 yards against the Bucs.“It was actually getting pretty good as far as the bone was concerned. I developed some soft-tissue stuff over the course of the last six or seven weeks and dealt with it, and tried to keep it at bay as best we could,” the tight end added. “It’s just kind of one of those things that it’s just a matter of time. … It just kind of had enough.”Coach Ron Rivera called Olson’s injury “tough” but did not speculate about the outlook for the 12th-year pro.“We’ll see,” Rivera said. “Again, we’ll let the doctors determine that situation for us.”Olsen didn’t want to look ahead, either.“It’s tough. I think we’ve gotten about as much as we could’ve ever asked out of this foot in its current state,” Olsen said. “To go 10 years and not really have anything and then one little injury now will stall me for a good part of two seasons is frustrating. I can still play at a high level. It just hasn’t been in the plans right now.”Sunday’s loss was Carolina’s fourth straight following a 6-2 start.Olsen, who has 27 receptions for 291 yards and four touchdowns, said he doesn’t know what’s holding the team back.“I’m probably not the guy to ask right now,” said Olsen, who missed three games earlier this season because of his foot.Rivera said there’s only one way to get back on track: win.“At the end of the day, you give yourself a chance and fight to the very end. You can look at it, the last few games we have played have come down to the last opportunities we had had, whether it be on offence or defence,” Rivera said.“You just have to make a play. That is unfortunately something we haven’t been able to do right now,” the coach added. “We have not been able to make a play when it matters.”The Panthers haven’t won since beating Tampa Bay 42-28 on Nov. 4.Cam Newton conceded that after winning six of eight to begin the season, he never would have imagined the Panthers sitting at .500 a month later.“But, hey, we put ourselves in this situation,” Newton said, “and we have to get ourselves out.”___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLFred Goodall, The Associated Press read more

Culture and expansion of the Greek Precinct on Papastergiadis priority list

first_img“I’m not going to take any of this for granted,” says Bill Papastergiadis, President of the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV). “I believe that we need to work hard and demonstrate our credentials.”His comments set the tone for Sunday’s elections to determine the new board of the GOCMV and renew his Presidency – something that is practically secure, given that 19 of the 26 candidates are part of his ticket.The President himself sees the election as an opportunity for “members to form a view and form a judgement about past activities of the board.”As for the reason why he should be reelected, he points to the work done during his tenure. “When one looks at the body of work over the last 8-9 years, [they] will see that there are over 100 cultural events per annum, an extended schools program, a very successful Alphington Grammar academic program and also a much broader political and social connection with other institutions both domestically and overseas,” he said.However, what he describes as the current board’s “outstanding achievement” is that it has “galvanised a cooperative environment amongst different parts of our community, whether it’s the entrepreneurs, whether it’s the service industry, people offering education and culture programs, whether it’s the welfare aspect of our services, or the church.“Historically, as we know, the community was divided and largely unresponsive to many other segments of our community, both locally and nationally. […] What we’ve done is to unite many aspects of our community and find ways to collaborate.”Another equally important achievement has been demonstrated in the GOCMV’s finances. “We were able to raise significant level of funds, unprecedented in the history of the Greek Community, not for the sake of raising funds, but to develop the infrastructure that will allow and facilitate the organisation to move into its next phase”.The most tangible evidence of this is none other than the GOCMV’s 15-storey tower – the “Vertical Precinct” – standing on the corner of Lonsdale and Russell streets, the building that Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece, Terens Quick, described as a “global icon” for Hellenism. This is why the Greek Centre was chosen to host this year’s ‘Nostos- Return to the roots’ project, a forum that will bring together the Greek, Cypriot and Egyptian diaspora, as part of a trilateral cooperation.Nostos is the GOCMV’s first priority for 2019, along with another ambitious event. “We will organise a symposium and also a public discussion on the diaspora and hellenism, and we are going to invite leading academics from Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne and engage on their views of Hellenic Studies and then do a workshop with philanthropists and universities,” the President says, outlining his vision to create an academic program of hellenic diaspora studies.“These two things will be the vanguard of our cultural and educational signposts and foundations,” he explains. “They will help define the community in the next 10 years.”When it comes to infrastructure – particularly since the Bulleen site development is all but dead – the GOCMV’s focus is on the CBD.“We are going to further develop our precinct, not from a vertical but also a horizontal perspective, within the areas around our Centre,” he says. “We are the proud recipients of a $2.5 million grant, which is the largest grant I believe ever given by a Victorian government to a community organisation, which is for infrastructure purposes – particularly for new buildings. So we will be working with the Victorian government to expanding our cultural footprint within the Lonsdale and Russell street precinct area, so that we have more stores and buildings that reflect the cultural history of that precinct its hellenic roots.”In order for this to happen, new businesses have to come to the precinct. Attracting them might be a challenge, one might think. Mr Papastergiadis is optimistic.“If you don’t charge exorbitant rent, because the community is a non-profit organisation, then you can make it financially viable, whether it is a bookstore, a food-based offer for the elderly, if we are not charging exorbitant rents we can make this possible and I think that is the purpose of the Greek community.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Énergie solaire lAquitaine planche sur le photovoltaïque de demain

first_imgÉnergie solaire : l’Aquitaine planche sur le photovoltaïque de demainAquitaine, France – A l’initiative d’Alain Rousset, président du Conseil régional d’Aquitaine, la région vient d’accorder 400.000 euros à l’Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux afin de financer la recherche sur les cellules photovoltaïques organiques.Cette somme permettra de financer les travaux du Professeur Georges Hadziioannouqui avec une équipe d’une cinquantaine de personnes, s’attèlera à “inventer le photovoltaïque de demain” a assuré Alain Rousset. Ces recherches ont pour but de remplacer les matériaux utilisés dans la fabrication des cellules photovoltaïques, tels que le silicium, par des matériaux organiques.Le budget de la région Aquitaine dédié aux “enjeux climatiques et énergétiques” est passé de 5 millions d’euros en 2008 à quelque 23 millions en 2009. Alain Rousset souhaite faire de la région une pionnière en matière de développement des énergies renouvelables, avec outre les recherches sur le photovoltaïque, un projet de développement des chaudières biomasse. Le 17 juin dernier, l’Aquitaine et 2ADI, l’agence de développement économique de la région, ainsi que les 8 autres membres du réseau Ecoterritoires, ont signé une charte d’engagement à l’occasion du Salon des Énergies Renouvelables. Via cette charte, les régions se sont engagées à mettre en œuvre un dispositif d’accompagnement particulier auprès des entreprises dont les activités sont liées à la croissance verte. Le 5 juillet 2010 à 18:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Elderly man reported missing in Pembroke Pines found safe

first_imgPEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – An elderly man who had gone missing in Pembroke Pines has been found safe, according to police.The Pembroke Pines Police Department had asked for the public’s help in finding 76-year-old Auguste Aurele, who walked out of his residence at 201 S.W. 68 Blvd., in Pembroke Pines, at around 7 p.m., Tuesday.A witness had reported seeing Aurele walking eastbound in the area of 7090 Pines Boulevard, at around 8 p.m.Aurele was found Wednesday afternoon, police said. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

TRS will bite the dust BJP

first_imgHanamkonda: BJP national secretary PK Krishnadas said that the day is not far away when the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) suffers the same fate as the Congress and the Telugu Desam Party. Reviewing the party’s membership drive here on Monday, he said that BJP has a better future in Telangana. “BJP is the only political party that can unseat the TRS government,” he said. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Referring to the launch of membership drive in the State by the BJP national president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, he said BJP is giving a lot of priority to Telangana. The BJP, which never secured one per cent votes in Tripura, is now at the helm of affairs of that State, Krishnadas said, expressing confidence that they would clinch power in Telangana in the 2023 elections. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us There is a growing discontent against the TRS government among the people, he said, pointing to the results of Parliament elections where the ruling party in the State lost the ground. On the other hand, the graph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is increasing multifold due to welfare and developmental programmes initiated by the BJP government, he said. Referring to the target set by Ami Shah, he urged the leaders to achieve 18 lakh memberships in the State before August 11. Advertise With Us Meanwhile, the BJP Urban district unit claimed that KTR Seva Samithi president Bakki Avinash and about 200 TRS leaders including M Srikanth and Chandu have joined their party. BJP State general secretary Mantri Srinivasulu, State Membership Pramukh M Dharma Rao, former minister Gunde Vijaya Rama Rao, senior leaders M Chandraiah, G Premender Reddy, E Rakesh Reddy, Vannala Sriramulu, Chada Srinivas Reddy, V Sammi Reddy, Dr Vijayalaxmi, G Narsaiah, R Kishan, G Yadagiri and Rao Amarender Reddy were among others present.last_img read more

World Mosquito Day organised Collector

first_imgKakinada: East Godavari Collector D Muralidhar Reddy called upon the public to maintain hygiene at their places and in surroundings to avert seasonal diseases. Flagging off the rally organised by medical and health department on the occasion of World Mosquito Day at collectorate on Tuesday, the collector said that besides maintaining personal hygiene and cleanliness in the surroundings, the public should take precautionary measures to stop throwing waste outside and use places meant for this purpose. The collector said that in total 24 mobile vans and 81 personnel from medical and health department have been engaged in the medical assistance to check Dengue and Malaria in East Godavari. East Godavari DMHO, Dr Satyr Seselwa and medical staff participated.last_img

Bethesdas new 350 Fallout 4 PipBoy is not a phone case

first_imgThe merchandise department at Bethesda has struggled to make a satisfying real-world counterpart to the game’s wrist-mounted “Personal Information Processor”, since way back when Fallout 3 came out.The first attempt was a rickety, over-sized wristwatch that disappointed people who shelled out for the Amazon exclusive “Survival Edition” of Fallout 3. With Fallout 4, the “Pip-Boy Edition” came with a sturdy life-sized Pip-Boy that delighted players who had a spare smartphone they could keep inside the device – and who weren’t expecting any calls until the wasteland was freed from the Synth menace. The latest shot at making a proper Pip-Boy is a fully integrated device, with a built-in screen and its own Pip-Os software.The version of the Pip-Boy that came with the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition was an authentic, and visually-impressive gadget. It was covered with buttons and lights, and could be used with a smartphone to run the game’s companion app. It was cool enough to be a cosplay accessory, but it did have the considerable drawback that it needed a smartphone to work.  This meant that cosplayers couldn’t take pictures with their phone’s camera while it was in the bulky case. Even people who just wore the thing while playing Fallout on their couch still had problems with it. The case blocked the speakers on their phone, and covered part of the screen, which made it difficult to take calls and answer messages. The new version has its own screen, speakers, and dedicated software, so it doesn’t need a phone to work. However, it does have a Bluetooth connection, so people can pair it with a phone if they want to, and can use it to make and receive calls, or receive messages (But not send messages).It can also stream music from a Bluetooth device, however the designers have built a USB drive into a replica “holotape” that fits in the cartridge port on the top.  It can be ejected, just like in the game and used to load up audio files to play, or it can be used as a standard USB storage drive. Aside from a working holotape deck, it also has several other functional buttons and dials that are really used to navigate the interface. This is a notable change from the version that was available at launch last year, which had few working buttons. No word on whether or not the Geiger counter and compass are real.Unfortunately, the item description specifically states that it does not interface with the game, which seems like a significant blunder. It also isn’t clear if it will be able to play Robco Fun minigames like Red Menace and Atomic Command, either.The Pip-Boy: Deluxe Bluetooth Edition comes with a Vault-tec themed case, as well as a stand that is both a charger and a speaker. It ships in November, but is available for pre-order now on Think Geek and the Bethesda store at the price of $349.99.After you shell out that admittedly pricey sum, you can wear the Pip-Boy while playing Fallout’s upcoming DLC. Check it out below:last_img read more

Nintendo Postpones 64GB Switch Games Until 2019

first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch Stay on target As Geek Senior Editor Jordan Minor put it: 2017 belonged to Nintendo Switch.But the runaway success may hit a major roadblock next year.According to The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo Co. is delaying delivery of 64GB game cards for the hybrid console until 2019.Boasting 10 million units sold before the end of its first year (and first holiday season), the Switch is designed for home and on-the-go use; drop it into the docking station to connect to a TV, then carry it with you on a plane, train, or automobile for continuous play.One of the popular machine’s greatest flaws is its limited cache size. The Switch includes only 32GB of internal storage (and can be expanded up to 2TB using a microSD, microSDHC, or microSDXC card).Game cartridges, meanwhile, currently hold up to 32GB of data each, which, as the WSJ pointed out, is less than the Blu-ray discs used by rivals PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which can store up to 50 gigs.Most of Nintendo’s flagship titles—like “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” “Super Mario Odyssey,” and “Splatoon 2″—take up few than 16 gigabytes.The company hoped to introduce 64GB cards by the second half of 2018, but recently postponed their release due to “technical issues,” the Journal said, citing “people with direct knowledge of the discussion.”The setback, according to one anonymous source, aims to ensure the quality of more data-heavy games.Consumers aren’t the only ones bummed about the wait for additional data-rich titles: US-based software makers, in particular, were reportedly disappointed by the news.So what can Switch players expect in the meantime? Geek’s own Jordan Minor offers some educated guesses about what’s in the 2018 pipeline, including the rollout of online functionality and a Virtual Console as well as the launch of new first- and third-party games.Nintendo also might want to consider retiring its successful 3DS handheld console, now that the Switch has skyrocketed.last_img read more