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  • Building a Home Video Studio? Follow These Tips

    first_imgWant to improve the look of your videos? The following tutorials prove that it doesn’t take a lot of money to make your video projects look like they were shot in a professional studio.Low budget productions, such as web shows or YouTube videos, often utilize simple setups. However, with a little bit of planning (and minimal investment in equipment and setup) it’s possible to give these low budget videos a high end studio look.PremiumBeat friend and video pro Caleb Pike (of DSLR Video Shooter) recently put together a behind-the-scenes look of his studio setup. Caleb regularly shoots video tips and tutorial videos for his popular YouTube channel, often against a seamless white/gray background. Check out his behind-the-scenes video, showcasing his gear choice and equipment setup. Lots of good tips and tricks here for anyone looking to get the most out of a small studio space.How to Setup a Video StudioFor an even MORE low-cost alternative, The Slanted Lens shares some DIY home studio hacks, including a homemade backdrop hanger (from plumbing parts) and light kids constructed from plastic buckets and a styrofoam cooler (very DIY). A few good takeaways here if you’re on a shoestring budget – but as you’ll see from the last few minutes of the video, the result is still pretty impressive.6 Tips for Setting Up a Home or Office Studio Thanks to Caleb Pike of DSLRVideoShooter and The Slanted Lens for sharing their videos!Got your own DIY studio tips to share? Let us know in the comments!last_img read more

  • Shore Up Your Deficiencies – Episode 4

    first_imgIf you want to make 2017 your best year ever, shore up your deficiencies.An Invitation: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/invitation-anthony-iannarino?trk=pulse_spock-articleslast_img

  • Carrier Alliances Worry Singapore’s Shippers

    first_imgzoom The Singapore National Shippers’ Council (SNSC) expressed growing concern over the ongoing trend pursued by major carriers on formation of shipping alliances.Leading container carriers have continued to expand their capacity despite a challenging environment in the industry, according to the Council.“Today, all major carriers in the east-west trades are in one of four aliances, a development unprecedented in the liner shipping industry.This is cause for concern for shippers as the liner industry is possibly the only industry which enjoys immunity from prosecution under antitrust laws for collective agreements,” SNSC Chairman John Y.Lu said at the annual general meeting on Monday.Lu added that the Council would impress on the Competition Commission of Singapore the need for Singapore to drop the Block Exemption Order (BEO) from the Competition Act during the upcoming review of the order.During the general meeting, SNSC elected a new Chairman, George Chew who replaced Lu after 18 years of service.last_img read more

  • In Canada the term nationalism doesnt seem to have a bad rap

    first_imgOTTAWA — On a historic Remembrance Day, a century after the end of the First World War, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a Paris crowd that decaying trust in public institutions will lead citizens to look for easy answers “in populism, in nationalism, in closing borders, in shutting down trade, in xenophobia.”The implication was clear: if nations turn in on themselves and treat outsiders as threats, we might again find ourselves in a bloody conflict with fronts all over the world.But a series of surveys suggest the idea of being a nationalist, and nationalism in general, are viewed fairly positively by most Canadians.What the data suggest is that Canadians don’t see the concept of nationalism the way people do in the United States, where the term is often linked with white-nationalist groups, and then with white supremacy and racism.Rather, Canadians appear to have constructed their view of nationalism on the idea of feeling connected to our country and ensuring that others feel connected as well — even as we watch the term pilloried globally.“It is used in different ways — when people are talking about the Trump nationalism, they would say (it’s) bad. But in Canada, they accept it because it is equated with certain communities and they see it as a way it’s helping vulnerable populations find their place in Canada,” said Kathy Brock, a political-studies professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont.“Canadians have just acclimatized to this dual view of nationalism.”In the 1950s and 1960s, Canadians often reported feeling greater attachments to their particular communities or ethnic groups than they did to the country. In the intervening years, connection to country has strengthened while connection to community has faded, said Frank Graves, president of EKOS Research Associates, a polling and market-research firm. The opposite has happened in Europe, he said.Research also suggests Canadians’ attachments to their ethnic groups have weakened over the last 20 years in favour of an attachment to country, Graves said, even as census data shows the country’s population is becoming ever more diverse.“We don’t have a common ethno-linguistic homogeneity that produces a definition of ‘the people.’ It’s more civic nationalism,” Graves said.“In Canada, national identity has been created through a dialogue between citizens and the state and the public institutions — medicare, the Mounties, Parliament Hill. It isn’t as much steeped in history or common race and identity, which probably inoculates it from some of the more disturbing expressions of nationalism.”Newly released survey data from the Association of Canadian Studies says that 60 per cent of respondents hold a somewhat or very positive view of nationalism, compared with about 45 per cent in the United States. The results were similar in both English and French Canada.There also appears to be an association between Canadians’ views on nationalism and their views on multiculturalism.“In contrast to the European idea of nationalism, having that ethnic component to it, most Canadians don’t see nationalism as ethnically driven. They see it more as a form of patriotism,” said Jack Jedwab, the association’s president. “It doesn’t intersect as much as it does in the European context with anti-immigrant sentiment, or a sentiment against diversity.”The Leger Marketing survey of 1,519 Canadians on a web panel was conducted for the association the week of Nov. 12. Online surveys traditionally are not given a margin of error because they are not random and therefore are not necessarily representative of the whole population.A day after his Nov. 11 comments, Trudeau was asked how he defined nationalism and where he saw it in Canada.“In Canada, we’ve demonstrated many times that identities are complimentary,” he said. “I’m an extremely proud Quebecer, I’m an extremely proud Canadian and like most Canadians, they don’t see a contradiction in that.”Experts say the more negative forms of nationalism are nevertheless simmering in Canada. Jedwab’s survey data suggest that respondents who have positive views of nationalism are somewhat more worried about immigration and security along the U.S. border than those who have negative views of nationalism.Part of what fuelled U.S. President Donald Trump’s political rise, and his populist rhetoric, was financial worry — or what Graves described as the idea of the everyman versus the corrupt elites. Brock said Canada has thus far avoided similar concerns about class and finances, particularly coming out of the recession a decade ago, and a similar rise of nationalist rhetoric.“Now, we’re facing some really serious economic challenges and if they come to pass, then we could see a different manifestation of this,” she said. “So I don’t think those (polling) figures are necessarily set in stone.”— Follow @jpress on Twitter.Jordan Press, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

  • New commissioner takes over as head of UN police in Kosovo

    6 March 2007A veteran British police officer with wide experience in international law enforcement has taken over as the new United Nations police commissioner in Kosovo after his predecessor was asked to resign following the deaths of two people in a clash with pro-independence demonstrators in the Albanian-majority Serbian province. Richard Monk, first Director and Senior Police Adviser to the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) from 2002 to 2006, was appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to replace Stephen J. Curtis, who stepped down last month. Mr. Ban’s Special Representative in Kosovo Joachim Rücker asked for Mr. Curtis’s resignation after police used rubber bullets against pro-independence demonstrators in the province, which the UN has run ever since North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid brutal ethnic fighting. The demonstration followed the unveiling of UN proposals for the future status of the province, where Albanians outnumber Serbs and others by 9 to 1. The provisional plan, drawn up by Mr. Ban’s Special Envoy for the status process Martti Ahtisaari, calls for Kosovo to have the right to govern itself and conclude international agreements, including membership in international bodies, with an international civilian and military presence supervising the new arrangements. But it does not specifically mention independence, which Serbia rejects and which many ethnic Albanians seek. During his time at OSCE Mr. Monk founded and was head of the Strategic Police Matters Unit responsible for capacity/institution-building, particularly in the former Soviet republics in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus. He also carried out a ‘Study of Policing in Yugoslavia’ that forms the basis of international police aid to Serbia and Montenegro. As Commissioner of the UN International Police Task Force (IPTF) in Bosnia during 1998-99, he was responsible for rebuilding and reforming the police forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2000, he was a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Panel on Peace Operations, which reviewed criticisms of past peacekeeping operations. As a police officer for 35 years in the United Kingdom, Mr. Monk served in several senior positions including as Head of Scotland Yard Branches dealing with Crime, Community Affairs and Crime Prevention and as Assistant Chief Constable (Crime) for the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary. read more

  • Slovak official to lead UN Economic and Social Council

    Addressing the Council in New York after his election, Mr. Koterec called for a new approach to development during times of economic uncertainty.“Making ECOSOC a truly meaningful organ that has the capacity to make a difference calls for new approach,” he said. “This is so especially now, during times of hardened economic uncertainty that ECOSOC’s role and relevance is ever-increasing.”Mr. Koterec, who previously served as a senior vice-president of the Council, said part of this new approach entailed changing old perceptions about development and finding new ways to optimize cooperation among donor and aid recipient countries.“In 2012, ECOSOC must carve out its niche as the forum for frank, free-flowing discourse on development cooperation,” Mr. Koterec emphasized, adding that the Development Cooperation Forum (DFC), which will be held later this year, would provide an ideal space to do this. “Gone is the old binary division where rich nations dispense aid and poor ones receive it,” he said. “Fewer countries are destitute and thus eligible for cheap loans. At the same time, two-thirds of the world’s poorest people now live in middle-income countries.“Likewise, traditional donors no longer dominate giving. Numerous new emerging donors and private sources have become as important as many donor governments – and particularly innovative,” he said.In his statement, Mr. Koterec also discussed the Annual Ministerial Review in July, which this year will tackle the issue of creating jobs to eradicate poverty and spur sustainable economic growth. Mr. Koterec stressed that for the event to be a success, the participation of non-government entities such as academia, foundations and corporations is needed. The issue of sustainable development is also priority for ECOSOC, Mr. Koterec said, adding that the Council would take an active role in following-up with the outcome of the UN Sustainable Development Conference (Rio+20).“I strongly believe that ECOSOC is well placed and well equipped to become the central place for follow-up to Rio+20. No other body, whether existing or new, has the wherewithal for integrating the economic, social and environmental pillars,” he said.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated Mr. Koterec as well as the new Bureau, which was also elected today. Mr. Ban also underscored the role of the Council in supporting sustainable development initiatives as well the five global imperatives he outlined in September which include empowering young people, building a safer world, preventing natural disasters and supporting countries in transition.“We must deepen our efforts to achieve the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), our main framework for development to 2015. We must intensify our efforts to ensure a successful outcome at Rio,” he said.“We also need to reflect on and plan for the Post-2015 development agenda, perhaps with a new generation of goals that reflect the sustainability dimension. The Council has a critical role to play on all of these issues, as well as the continuing challenge of climate change.”Mr. Koterec is taking over the presidency from Lazarous Kapambwe from Zambia, who also addressed the Council and highlighted the work done during his tenure. In particular, Mr. Kapambwe stressed the importance of having focused on education, which he called “the key to self-employment” in a year of economic unrest marked by high unemployment, as well as several political liberation movements in different parts of the world. 10 January 2012Slovak ambassador Miloš Koterec was elected today to serve as President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), one of the six principal organs of the UN and the main body tasked with coordinating work in those two fields worldwide. read more

  • Indian fishermen freed by Sri Lanka reach Karaikal in Puducherry

    Upon taking control of the fishermen, Cost Guard ships Abheek and Rani Durgavati brought them to Karaikal.On arrival, the fisheries authorities, fishermen leaders, friends and relatives received them at the Karaikal port. (Colombo Gazette) A total of 96 fishermen, who were released by Sri Lanka, have returned to Karaikal in Puducherry, India, The Hindu newspaper reported.The fishermen belonging to Nagapattinam, Ramanathapuram, Pudukottai and Tuticorin, were arrested by the Sri Lankan authorities for trespassing into the Sri Lankan waters on different occasions.

  • UNICEF notes Sri Lanka must invest in its children

    Sutton has been with UNICEF since 1996, serving in Bangladesh and Iraq, and as Deputy Representative in Bhutan, the Pacific sub region with responsibility for 14 Pacific Island countries, and most recently in China. “It is an honour and a privilege to serve the children and young people of Sri Lanka” said Mr. Sutton. “After years of progress in reducing poverty, promoting reconciliation and improving the lives of children, Sri Lanka now has a unique opportunity to build a peaceful future and a prosperous society. I believe that to deliver on this potential, Sri Lanka must invest in its children and find ever-more innovative ways to support its most vulnerable young people. As UNICEF Representative I look forward to working closely with the people and the Government of Sri Lanka to deliver sustainable, positive change for children,” Sutton said. Sutton is a national of New Zealand and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Otago, New Zealand and a master’s degree from the University of Exeter, UK. He succeeds Ms. Una McCauley who has taken up a position as Resident Coordinator for the United Nations and the Resident Representative for UNDP in Sri Lanka.With Sri Lanka’s transition from a post-conflict environment to one of recovery, development and middle income status, UNICEF is focused on ensuring a more equitable approach to advancing the rights of children across the country. (Colombo Gazette) The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says Sri Lanka must invest in its children and find ever-more innovative ways to support its most vulnerable young people.Tim Sutton assumed office as the new Representative for UNICEF in Sri Lanka. Sutton presented his credentials to the Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera at the Ministry of Foreign Affair. read more

  • Mary Berry eat your heart out says Prince William after having a

    first_imgPrince William takes instructions during a dance class at Caius House Youth Centre Prince William cake He copied his teacher, 15-year-old Candice Blake, and raised his arms up so his body formed a T, then slowly tried to make a wave ripple from his fingertips along his arm and to his other hand.The Duke laughed at his own efforts and said about their performance: “It’s very cool, if you need an extra back-room dancer give me a shout.” The Duke of Cambridge concentrates as he takes part in a baking class  Prince William learns a move with Scariofunk dance collective The Duke of Cambridge concentrates as he takes part in a baking class Credit:Justin Tallis/PA Prince William shows off his handiwork to young people at Caius House Youth CentreCredit:JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Caius House’s origins began in 1887 when undergraduates and fellows from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, rented a house in Battersea and started a college “settlement” where they lived and ran a range of clubs for local residents.A former graduate of the college, Edward Wilson – the doctor on Captain Scott’s ill-fated South Pole expedition – worked at the institution when he moved to London in 1896 as a medical student.The club flourished over the decades and has been serving the local community for almost 130 years. It moved into new premises, constructed on its original site, in September 2014.It now welcomes on average of 500 young people between the ages of eight and 21 each week, who use the centre’s facilities. 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. Speaking about who is the best chef in his home, he added: “Catherine is a very good cook.”I did a lot of cooking when I was younger, but you have to reach a certain level when you can throw stuff in, but I stick rigidly to the recipe.”William spent more than an hour touring Caius House in Wandsworth, which offers a range of training and support opportunities in disciplines ranging from music and dance to sport and fitness.After watching a dance display by a group of teenagers, William was persuaded to try one other move called The Wave. The Duke of Cambridge has tried his hand at cake decorating as he sympathised with “distraught” fans of The Great British Bake Off.Prince William had a go at piping vanilla buttercream onto cupcakes while joining a class at a south London youth club, where he told youngsters he had watched the BBC show featuring Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.After spending a few moments decorating the cake, the future king looked up and said: “Mary Berry, eat your heart out – look at that.” Fans have been left on tenterhooks as Berry and Hollywood have yet to confirm they will be joining the show when it moves.William said to the young bakers around him: “You must be distraught it’s moving, but I’m sure it will be just as good.”After decorating his cake, William turned to Patricia Nunoo, a 17-year-old volunteer at the Caius House youth club in Wandsworth – and said: “Not quite as elegant as yours, but it’s a start.” William spoke about the news that the popular programme is leaving the BBC, but said he is “sure it will be just as good” at its new Channel 4 home.The future of Bake Off has been thrown into turmoil following the shock announcement it will move to Channel 4 and the revelation hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins will not return to the show next year. Prince William takes instructions during a dance class at Caius House Youth Centre Credit:Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Prince William learns a move with Scariofunk dance collectiveCredit:JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Gettylast_img read more

  • BGC receives first Liebherr R 9800 excavator at Idemitsu Boggabri coal project

    first_imgBGC Contracting has welcomed their first Liebherr R 9800 large hydraulic excavator at the Idemitsu Boggabri Coal Project in New South Wales. This R 9800, commissioned in December 2018, joins another R 9800 on site along with two R 9400 excavators.BGC Contracting was proud to announce the commissioning of their new machine, commenting that “the R 9800 is a significant investment and strong indicator of the health of our business and commitment to partnership across project delivery in mining and construction.” Liebherr-Australia says it looks forward to supporting BGC Contracting as they continue to expand their Liebherr fleet across the country.last_img

  • Croatia beat Macedonia in Umag

    Croatian national team celebrated secure victory over Macedonia 29:21 (17:12) at the start of “HEP Croatian Cup” in Umag. Zeljko Babić boys had no problem to outplay rivals, who were without some important names in the squad…CROATIA – MACEDONIA 29:21 (17:12) Hrvatska: Stevanović (7 saves), Ivić, Stojanović; Marić 5, Duvnjak 2, Stepančić 2, Gojun, Horvat 7, Karačić 3, Kozina, Tominec, Štrlek 1, Pavlović, Kovačević 1, Mamić 2, Šebetić 1, Slišković 2, Cindrić 3 Makedonija: Mitrevski (1 saves), Ristovski (4 saves); Manaskov, Kukoski, K. Lazarov 5, Mitkov, Drogriški, Taleski 4, Dimitrovski, Pribak 1, Georgievski 2, F. Lazarov 1, Ojleski 2, Kuzmanovski, Dimitrievski, Peševski 6, Kosteski ← Previous Story DHB Super Cup: Germany and Slovenia win openers Next Story → Beach Handball Champions Cup: Sea, sun and handball in Gran Canaria read more

  • New charity index reveals Irelands top 100 highest earning charities

    first_imgTHE TOP 10 charities in Ireland’s first Charity 100 Index are dominated by hospitals.The index, compiled by governance charity Boardmatch Ireland, tracks changes in income of the 100 charities over a three year period. The research shows that four of the top ten charities are voluntary hospitals which receive grant aid from the HSE.Hospital charitiesSt Vincent’s Health Care is the highest earning charity in Ireland with a gross income of €363 million for 2011.Just last week, they were called on by the Public Accounts Committee to explain their finances. Fine Gael TD and member of the Public Accounts Committee Simon Harris says he is keen to “seriously question” the group on its corporate governance and pension funding.Central Remedial ClinicThe Central Remedial Clinic which has been embroiled in controversy moved down in its rating from 25th place to 26th place on the index.The index reveals that the CRC’s gross income for 2011 amounted to €19, 644,100. From 2009 to 2011, the CRC saw a fall in its income of 10.3 per cent from just over €21, 900, 611.The second highest earning charity is The Mater University Hospital which has a gross income for 2011 of just over €257 million.All four hospitals in the top ten have voluntary boards apart from the Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital who is a member of the board in all four cases, states Boardmatch Ireland. This is unusual for charities, they stated as it requires an exemption from the Revenue Commissioners and the majority of other charities in the top 100 would not have their CEO on the board.Charity sectorFrom 2009-2011, the charity sector saw an overall decrease in income of 8.8 per cent or €265 million. This is a reduction from €3.05 billion in 2009 to €2.78 billion in 2011.The top 20 charities can be seen below. To view the entire list, click here.On average, the income of eleven voluntary hospitals has declined since 2009:There are nine overseas aid agencies in the 100 index with a combined income of €270,721,225.The biggest climber on the list is the UCD Foundation which has seen its annual income increase by 204 per cent since 2009. It has moved from 150th place in 2009 to 47th in 2011.Overseas development NGO Bóthar was the biggest faller, dropping 22 places on the index since 2009. It has seen an overall decline of 26 per cent in its income of since 2009.Charity organisations that are trusts, co-ops or unincorporated are not included in this index. This excludes the likes of Crosscare, Foróige and Society of St Vincent de Paul which are unincorporated entities and therefore make no returns to the Companies Registration Office.Trócaire and The Iveagh Trust, which are trusts and the Credit Union Movement which are friendly societies make returns to the Register of Friendly Societies.Read: €3.4m funding from Gorta gives new hope to disabled youth in India>Read:  Cork twins appeal smashes target, despite a setback>last_img read more

  • Boy falls on subway tracks while playing PSP

    first_imgA few weeks ago we witnessed a woman so engrossed in her cell phone that she fell into a mall fountain.That was funny, where as this incident is anything but and could have ended in tragedy. An Italian kid, who looks to be still in single-digits in terms of age, was so engrossed in playing on his PSP that he fell on to some subway tracks at Lorento station in Milan.Quick thinking passers by reacted and one man jumped down to grab the kid and haul him back on to the platform before scrambling back up himself. That man turned out to be off-duty cop Alessandro Micalizzi.If a train had been coming we hate to think what could have happened to the child and possibly his rescuer too. We also want to know what the kid’s mother and sister were doing at the time as they were also present on the platform.Read more at Reghardware and Youreporter.it (Italian)last_img read more

  • 17 increase in drink and drug driving arrests in first two months

    first_img17% increase in drink and drug driving arrests in first two months of 2019 compared with last year From 1 January to 28 February of this year, 1,429 drivers were arrested. THERE HAS BEEN a 17% increase in the numbers of arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs in the first two months of 2019 compared to the same period last year.From 1 January to 28 February of this year, 1,429 drivers were arrested, the figures from An Garda Síochána show. The figures come as motorists are being warned that gardaí will be out in force targeting drivers under the influence of drink and drugs over the St Patrick’s Day weekend.The Medical Bureau of Road Safety, which analyses the blood and urine specimens of drivers arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence for the presence of alcohol and drugs, has also reported an increase in the number of specimens being sent for analysis to date this year.“While the vast majority of drivers that we test are free from alcohol or drugs, we have detected more drivers this year that are not, which is why An Garda Síochána will have a visible enforcement presence across the country over the St Patrick’s Day bank holiday weekend,” Garda Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid said. “This will include a targeted focus on driving under the influence of an intoxicant, whether that is alcohol or drugs or a combination of both. Members of roads policing units across the country will be targeting the times that are linked to alcohol related crashes,” he said. To date this year, 34 people have been killed on Irish roads. Last year, a total of 154 people were arrested for drink driving over the St Patrick’s Day weekend. Garda Reid reminded motorists that “drivers are required to carry their driving licence on their person”. “If stopped and breathalysed and you don’t have your licence, you will be tested at the lower level. If you fail, you will be arrested and taken to a garda station for further testing,” he said. The drink driving limit in Ireland is 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. For learner drivers, novice drivers, and professional and commercial drivers, a lower limit of 20mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood applies.  Short URL Share32 Tweet Email1 By Hayley Halpin Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie https://jrnl.ie/4542196 Thursday 14 Mar 2019, 3:27 PM 10,647 Views 28 Comments Mar 14th 2019, 3:27 PM Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

  • Une quinzaine de baleines meurent échouées en Ecosse

    first_imgUne quinzaine de baleines meurent échouées en EcossePrès de trente cinq baleines pilotes se sont échouées sur le sable d’une plage au nord de l’Ecosse. Une vingtaine d’entre elles ont pu être sauvées, mais les quinze autres sont mortes.Alors que la Commission baleinière internationale (Cbi) s’est réunie la semaine dernière pour évoquer la menace qui plane constamment sur ces mammifères marins, c’est un nouveau drame qui s’est produit ce week-end en Ecosse. À lire aussiLe monstre du Loch Ness : Écosse, lac, ce qu’il faut savoir sur la légendePrès de Cap Wrath dans le nord du pays, près de trente cinq baleines pilotes se sont retrouvées échouées sur le sable alors que la marée descendait. Grâce à une rapide intervention, une vingtaine d’entre elles ont pu être remises à l’eau mais les quinze autres n’ont pas survécu. Elles faisaient partie d’un banc d’une soixantaine de globicéphales qui avaient récemment pénétré dans un bras de mer, le Kyle of Durness. Un étroit passage qui s’est révélé être un piège pour les baleines.”Un étroit bras de mer parsemé de nombreux bancs de sable a pu perturber leur système d’écholocation” a ainsi expliqué le chef de la Société de protection des baleines et des dauphins cité par romandie.com. Selon lui, “l’échouage d’un ou d’eux de ces animaux a peut-être provoqué chez eux la panique, les autres membres du groupe ont alors essayé de leur venir en aide et se sont retrouvés, à leur tour, en difficulté”. Le 25 juillet 2011 à 14:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

  • Vancouvers air quality unhealthy for sensitive groups

    first_imgAir quality in the Portland-Vancouver area has diminished due to increasing haze from wildfires.The Washington Smoke Information blog — a coordinated effort by county, state and federal officials to share information on smoke from wildland fires — lists Vancouver’s air quality Tuesday morning as unhealthy for sensitive groups.People with conditions such as asthma, heart and lung diseases, children younger than 18, adults older than 65, pregnant women and cigAir quality in the Vancouver-Portland area has diminished due to increasing haze from wildfires, and the smoke is expected to persist today.The Washington Smoke Information blog — a coordinated effort by county, state and federal officials to share information on smoke from wildland fires — listed Vancouver’s air quality Tuesday as unhealthy for sensitive groups.People with conditions such as asthma, heart and lung diseases, children younger than 18, adults older than 65, pregnant women and cigarette smokers are cautioned to limit their time outside.last_img read more

  • The Truth Jose Mourinho reveals all in Paul Pogba bustup

    first_imgJose Mourinho has revealed all following months of reports over a bust-up he had with Paul Pogba due to his poor attitude at Manchester UnitedThe France international is reportedly unsettled at Old Trafford and is favouring a switch to Barcelona this summer.But Mourinho has come forward and denied allegations suggesting that he has had a falling out with Pogba.“He never had a fight with me,” said the United boss, according to the Daily Mail.“We never had a warm (heated) exchange of words, everything is respected, I have no problems at all.“Don’t put him in a situation that people can think he’s not a polite, educated guy. He is.“The truth is we are together for two years and a couple of weeks and I’ve never been so happy with him as I am now. That’s the truth.”Pogba captained United and scored a penalty in last Friday’s 2-1 win over Leicester City in the opening game of their new league campaign.“I cannot demand more from him, I cannot ask more from him. He came here on a Monday and trained three days,” said Mourinho.“I asked for his support for his contribution in an important match for us when the team had difficulties. He did it better and for more time than we could expect.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Pogba stirred up the rumours by saying he would be fined if he discussed his issues with Mourinho in public.When asked about those comments, Mourinho replied: “I don’t care. You have to ask Paul. I’m here for two years and a couple of months, and the only player that was fined was Anthony Martial.“So it’s not easy to be fined here, so you have to ask him. I’m not going to ask him. I want him to work the way he is doing and play the way he is doing and that’s all that matters.“When he says he did it for the fans and for the team is exactly what I want, is exactly what I demand from my players, he’s working well, playing well, he does for the fans, he does for the team and that’s what I want, to play for the team and I couldn’t be happier than what I am.”Jose confirms @PaulPogba will captain #MUFC on Sunday and says “I couldn’t be happier with him than I am now.” pic.twitter.com/1qIGsoKzMB— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 17, 2018The Portuguese coach confirmed that Pogba will remain as captain for United’s next league game against Brighton on Sunday.He added: “Young guy but good personality, made in the academy, normally a starting line-up player, he has conditions to be captain in the future.“In the continuity of this, he was the captain and he will be the captain again, but when Antonio comes back he will be the captain.”last_img read more

  • Off Beat Firing Civil War cannons at tanks just part of the

    first_imgMike Twist’s job at Fort Vancouver puts him in a place that overlays almost two centuries of frontier heritage and American military history.Still, it isn’t a place where people get to fire a Civil War-style cannon at an old Army tank. For that, Twist and Robert Gutierrez had to go to school.Twist is a park guide and Gutierrez is a ranger at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. They oversee the historic weapons program, working with re-enactors who demonstrate black-powder weapons.As living-history participants, “We give voice to people who are no longer here,” Twist said. “We can do it through technology. We are a technological society, and technology is an easily accessed avenue.”Instructors must undergo their own training, so Twist, Gutierrez and about 80 other park staffers from around the country — all dressed in period costumes — spent two weeks at Fort McClellan in Alabama this year.last_img read more