• The Traveling Videographer’s Guide to the Monopod

    first_imgMirrorless and DSLRSIf you’re traveling with a mirrorless camera such as the Sony A7s II or a DSLR such as a Canon 5dMkIII, the following monopods are great choices.The Manfrotto MM290C4 Carbon Fiber Monopod is a lightweight professional monopod that is perfect for turning that quick, whimsical shot into beautiful, steady footage. It can extend to 151cm and has a max load of 5kg, which will support the heaviest DSLR and lens kit. At 49cm tall, it just fits into the hand luggage category. So if you’re a traveler who likes their equipment all in one bag, you don’t have to worry with this monopod.I love the MM290C4 because of its versatility when getting from point A to point B. It’s light, sturdy, and reliable.However, if you’re not worried about the minimum fold height and want something that offers even more stability, you can look at a monopod that has a tri-stand, such as the Vanguard VEO AM-264TR Aluminum Monopod.This monopod has a maximum height of 163cm and a load capacity of 6kg. Its foldaway height is 56.5cm, which puts it out of hand luggage category by 0.5 or 1.5cm depending on the airline you travel with.However, this is offset by two amazing features: the tri-stand and the ball joint. The tri-stand allows the user to get more stability than a single rubber mount of a standard monopod. When filming in a windy location, for example, the three feet really help you fight the environment. If you’re shooting guerrilla, the monopod still has a rubber floor mount, so you don’t have to spend time locking out the tri-stand every time you want to use the monopod.The second great feature is the ball mount; this allows you to tilt the monopod left to right, or forward and backward, which will open up a lot more creative options when filming.Dedicated Video UseThe monopods listed above are primarily for photographers. However, it just so happens that DSLRs now have amazing video recording capabilities. If you are looking to incorporate a monopod into your filmmaking, however, don’t worry. There are monopods specifically designed for the DSLR video shooter. They are more durable, they can handle heavier loads, and they can also reach higher.In the case of the Manfrotto XPRO 4 Section Video Monopod (with 2-Way Head + FLUIDTECH Base), it has a maximum height of 203cm. While these monopods aren’t as compact as the Manfrotto Compact Xtreme 2-in-1, they still reign supreme compared to carrying a heavy video tripod through a busy city. For example, you could easily use the XPRO at a music festival while taking up little to no ground space. (A tripod in that situation would be very cumbersome.)The primary feature of a video monopod is a fluid head. When paired with the three retractable feet, you can record beautiful, stable footage that many viewers will think you captured on a tripod. (If you’re filming with a camera such as the Gh5 at 4k, you can also warp stabilize any additional shake in the video.)As you might imagine, a video monopod weighs a lot more than your standard photography monopod. The XPRO weighs just under 2kg, and at a minimum height of 78cm, it’s not the ideal monopod to use if you’re backpacking through eastern Asia. It is, however, a great monopod to use when you have a hotel or hostel you can return to and store your equipment. Monopods advancements are the newest developments in the travel videography world. Here’s what you need to know.Cover image via Vanguard World.A monopod is an excellent tool for traveling videographers who need that extra bit of stability and production value. They’re compact, lightweight, portable, and they are relatively inexpensive. Over the last five years, we’ve seen a number of different camera technologies emerge from development. As a result, many companies have designed monopods for these various systems, and with so many on the market, you may purchase one that can only hold the weight of a compact camera and not a DSLR with an 85mm lens attached to it. There’s even a monopod that can double as a selfie stick — if that’s your thing.Let’s take a look at few of the various monopods available, and which type you need, depending on your camera. I have used all of the monopods below at least once, and I still currently own the Manfrotto MM290C4 Carbon Fiber Monopod.Smartphones, Action, and Compact CamerasThe Manfrotto Compact Xtreme 2-in-1 is a great monopod for smaller cameras such as the GoPro or Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. It weighs just 320g and can reach a maximum height of 131cm. With a steady hand, you can get a stable recording with a small camera very easily. However, even though the maximum load of this monopod is 1kg, I found when attempting to test this monopod with a Gh4 coupled with a 50mm and ND filter (which at an estimate weighs around 950g) that it felt a little too top-heavy.While the monopod has a 1/4″ thread, it also comes with a GoPro adapter, so you don’t to have to acquire one if you’re purchasing this monopod for a GoPro. Since the monopod has a hand strap at the rear of the pole, you can quickly switch from a “selfie” recording angle to a capturing a landscape scene in seconds.For bonus merit, this monopod works well with the TwistGrip Universal Smartphone Clamp. Just attach the clamp to the 1/4″ thread, and you now have a professional selfie-stick/monopod for your smartphone. Which monopod do you prefer for DSLR videography? Let us know in the comments.center_img Once you have chosen your monopod, be sure to check out’s 5 creative camera TIPS and TRICKS.last_img read more

  • Zverev joins Top 10 of men’s tennis after Rome win

    first_imgSEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo It was just a fourth career title and third this year for Zverev who moves up seven places to ten ahead of the French Open at Roland Garros from May 28 to June 7.The top ten remains unchanged with Britain’s Andy Murray world number one ahead of Serb Djokovic, the reigning Roland Garros champion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingArgentine Juan Martin del Potro moves up four places to 30th after reaching the Rome quarter-finals.ATP Rankings LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Andy Murray (GBR) 10,370 ptsNovak Djokovic (SRB) 7,445Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 5,445Rafael Nadal (ESP) 5,375Roger Federer (SUI) 5,035Milos Raonic (CAN) 4,360Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4,145Marin Cilic (CRO) 3,765Kei Nishikori (JPN) 3,560Alexander Zverev (GER) 3,150 (+7)David Goffin (BEL) 3,055 (-1)Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2,900 (-1)Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 2,870 (-1)Tomas Berdych (CZE) 2,780 (-1)Jack Sock (USA) 2,415 (-1)Gaël Monfils (FRA) 2,365 (-1)Lucas Pouille (FRA) 2,320 (-1)Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2,155 (+2)Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 2,155 (-1)Albert Ramos (ESP) 2,065 (-1)Selected:Richard Gasquet (FRA) 1,605 (+1)Juan Martin Del Potro 1,305 (+4) Man who told immigrant to go back to country asked to write essay MOST READ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Alexander Zverev. AFPGermany’s Alexander Zverev broke into the Top 10 of the latest ATP rankings released on Monday a day after stunning world number two Novak Djokovic to win the Rome Masters.The 20-year-old Zverev claimed his maiden Masters 1000 title on Sunday with a straight sets win over four-time Rome champion Djokovic.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Hornets beat Pistons for 8th straight time 250 enrolled at phony school arrested in immigration scam Barcelona and the Spanish league that got away Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 athletes Lillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder Read Next LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

  • Shanghai Masters: Roger Federer Enters Pre-Quarterfinals With Win Over Albert Ramos-Vinolas

    first_imgShanghai: Ruthless Roger Federer claimed victory in his Shanghai Masters opener on Tuesday with a straight-sets win over Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas.The 38-year-old Swiss won 6-2, 7-6 (5) and plays Belgium’s 13th seed David Goffin or Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the last 16. The third-ranked Federer is looking to end the season on a high with a fourth title of the year — although he failed to win a 21st Grand Slam this season.The 46th-ranked Ramos-Vinolas put up a better fight in the second set, forcing the tie break and taking a 2-0 and then 4-1 lead in it.But cheered on by his band of local supporters, who held aloft banners proclaiming their hero “superhuman”, Federer won the tie break — and the match — with a forehand smash.Roger’s Revenge 💪 After falling to Ramos-Vinolas at this stage in 2015, @rogerfederer defeats the 🇪🇸 6-2, 7-6(5) at the #RolexShMasters.— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 8, 2019 RUBLEV UPSETS CORICUnseeded Andrey Rublev of Russia upset Borna Coric of Croatia 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the first round of the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday.The 12th-seeded Coric was runner-up in Shanghai last year, losing to Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the final.Two Americans – 16th-seeded John Isner and Reilly Opelka – are through to the second round.Isner ousted Alex De Minaur of Australia 7-6 (1), 6-4, and Opelka defeated Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-3, 6-4.Italy’s Matteo Berrettini, who reached his first Grand Slam semifinal at the U.S. Open last month, posted a 6-2, 6-1 first-round victory over Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany.It was a 36th win of the season for the 11th-seeded Berrettini. He has won 30 of those matches since defeating Struff on April 22. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. albert ramos vinolasATP TourRoger FedererShanghai Masters First Published: October 8, 2019, 6:48 PM ISTlast_img read more

  • Dublin firemen advise diving like Neymar on Halloween

    first_imgDublin Fire Brigade has issued an unusual piece of advice to Halloween revellers – hit the ground like Neymar if celebrations get out of hand! October 31 is a popular night for hitting the town in costume, with partygoers looking to outdo themselves with all sorts of outlandish get-ups. That, not to mention copious amounts of alcohol and liberal use of jack-o’-lanterns, could prove a recipe for disaster for the unwary.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Fortunately firemen in the capital of the Republic of Ireland were on hand to offer some timely, if rather cheeky, recommendations. “STOP, DROP & ROLL. If you find yourself in a position where your costume, or clothes, catch fire do the #Neymar,” the brigade’s Twitter account advised, accompanied with a video of the Paris Saint-Germain star taking a rather theatrical tumble whilst on international duty with Brazil. “Running will only fan the flames and help the fire spread. STOPPING, DROPPING & ROLLING will smother the flames.”STOP, DROP & ROLL. If you find yourself in a position where your costume, or clothes, catch fire do the #Neymar. Running will only fan the flames and help the fire spread. STOPPING, DROPPING & ROLLING will smother the flames.— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) 30 de octubre de 2018Neymar’s tendency to go down easily made him a figure of fun at the 2018 World Cup, overshadowing a solid return to form following his extended injury lay-off caused by a broken metatarsal bone in February. In Russia the forward scored on two occasions as Brazil advanced to the quarter-finals unbeaten, only to see their campaign end there as they were downed 2-1 by Belgium – Neymar left in anguish as a late chance to level was turned away by Thibaut Courtois.last_img read more

  • College GameDay’s Guest Picker For Week 1 Has Been Revealed

    first_imgBo Jackson at the national title game.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 06: Former Auburn Tigers player Bo Jackson on the field before the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl on January 6, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)College GameDay is in Fort Worth, Texas for Week 1 of the 2019 college football season. No. 16 Auburn and No. 11 Oregon will be squaring off in a highly-anticipated SEC/Pac-12 showdown. Taking to Twitter on Friday, Auburn legend Bo Jackson revealed that he will be the guest picker for the first 2019 edition of ESPN’s beloved show.It’s already going to be a special broadcast for Auburn fans, as longtime announcer Rod Bramblett – who died in a car crash earlier this year – will get a special tribute. But Auburn fans will get another exciting treat as well.It is an exciting pick for Tiger fans, ahead of what might be Saturday’s best game. Jackson announced that he’ll be on the show this morning.Saturday morning.Sundance Square.#CollegeGamedaySee you there.War Eagle.— Bo Jackson (@BoJackson) August 30, 2019 Bo Jackson is arguably the biggest star in the history of Auburn football. He was a three-time All-SEC selection and a two-time consensus All-American.In 1985 he won the Heisman Trophy after rushing for 1,786 yards and 17 touchdowns.And he did all of that while simultaneously lettering in baseball.Jackson would go on to star in both the NFL and Major League Baseball, going No. 1 overall in the 1986 draft. He played four seasons for the Oakland Raiders and was an All-Star outfielder for the Kansas City Royals.The Auburn Tigers will take on the Oregon Ducks at AT&T Stadium in Arlington at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. The game will air on ABC.last_img read more

  • Seaway Heavy Lifting Appoints New COO

    first_imgzoom As of 1st February 2014, Peter de Bree has joined Seaway Heavy Lifting in the role of Chief Operating Officer.Peter brings extensive experience from the Heavy Lifting industry. He worked at Heerema where he held various commercial roles, was Project Manager and on his departure in 2012 was the Vice President of Projects. From 2012 to date, Peter was the Regional Director Western Europe for Applus RTD, based in Rotterdam.At the same time, Huib Oosterveld left Seaway Heavy Lifting after 18 years of service as Engineer, Project Manager, Operations Manager and COO. We would like to thank Huib for his contribution to Seaway Heavy Lifting and wish him the very best in his future career outside our company.CEO of Seaway Heavy Lifting, Jan Willem van der Graaf says: “I am pleased to have Peter de Bree on board and in charge of projects and operations. Seaway Heavy Lifting will benefit from his contribution to our growth strategy.” Seaway Heavy Lifting, February 11, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close My locationlast_img read more

  • Iris Ng one of Torontos busiest documentary cinematographers returns to Hot Docs

    first_img Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Since then, Ng has helped directors tackle some heavy subjects. Her credits include Angad Bhalla’s Herman’s House, about solitary confinement; Tiffany Hsiung’s The Apology, a look at World War II comfort women; and Min Sook Lee’s Migrant Dreams, about migrant women working in Canada.READ MORE Some of the biggest movies to screen at Hot Docs in recent years all have one thing in common: Iris Ng.One of the city’s best-known doc shooters, the Toronto-based cinematographer became a go-to for directors tackling difficult and personal subject matter after working on Sarah Polley’s 2012 Stories We Tell.That film famously featured the actor-turned-director revealing that her biological father was not who she thought he was. Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Trev Talks – LNG Canada affects on Kitimat

    first_imgThis week on Trev Talks, Trevor Bolin spoke with business owner and Realtor Graham Pitzel about what affect LNG Canada has already had on Kitimat. He also spoke with the Mayor of Kitimat, Phillip Germuth. A final investment decision on the LNG Project is still expected this year.You can watch the Youtube version of the show above or watch it on Facebook below.Listen for Trev Talks every Friday at 10 a.m. on Moose FM and shared live on Facebook and Youtube.last_img

  • Opportunity lost as new antirape laws in India fail to address root

    “The opportunity to establish a substantive and specific equality and non-discrimination rights legislative framework for women, to address de facto inequality and discrimination, and to protect and prevent against all forms of violence against women, was lost,” said Rashida Manjoo, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women.Just back from a 10-say visit to India, she said that while the reforms were commendable, they did not fully reflect the recommendations in the report produced by the Verma Committee – named after former Chief Justice Jagdish Sharan Verma – which was set up in the wake of the death of a 23-year-old woman whose gang-rape in New Delhi sparked nationwide protests.The report made a series of recommendations to tackle violence against women in India, and UN human rights officials urged the Government to follow through with them. Ms. Manjoo reiterated those calls, pressing authorities to address the multiple and intersecting inequalities and discrimination that women face. “My mandate has consistently voiced the view that the failure in response and prevention measures stems from a Government’s inability and/or unwillingness to acknowledge and address the core structural causes of violence against women,” she said, adding: “The unfortunate reality is that the rights of many women in India continue to be violated, with impunity as the norm.”Violence again against women and girls in India manifests itself in numerous ways, including domestic violence, caste-based discrimination, dowry-related deaths, witch-hunting, sexual violence, conflict-related sexual violence, and forced marriages.During her visit, the independent expert met with Government authorities and civil society in New Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu, among other regions.Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back, in an unpaid capacity, on specific human rights themes. Ms. Manjoo will present her findings to the Council in June 2014. read more

  • Brutality against children in Central African Republic reaches unprecedented levels – UN

    “This crisis has been looming for over a year and we have run out of time to prevent the violence from escalating,” UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui told the 15-member body in a briefing on her visit to the impoverished war-torn country last month. “Our only option today is to scale up our response with robust, immediate and urgent actions.”Nearly half a million children are among the almost 1 million driven from their homes in 13 months of violence, as many as 6,000 children may currently be associated with various armed forces and groups, and “today, the country is trapped in a spiral of vengeance, which has destroyed the social fabric and undermined trust among communities for generations to come,” she said.Her testimony was the latest in a series of increasingly grim reports on CAR, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon two days ago called “a crisis of epic proportions” and today announced a three-member International Commission, as requested by the Council, to probe all reported human rights violations by all parties and help ensure those responsible are held accountable.The members are former Mexican foreign minister Jorge Castañeda, Mauritanian human rights lawyer Fatimata M’Baye and Bernard Acho, a lawyer from Cameroon and Deputy Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, who will chair the Commission.Thousands of people are estimated to have been killed, and 2.2 million, about half the population, need humanitarian aid in a conflict which erupted when mainly Muslim Séléka rebels launched attacks in December 2012 and has taken on increasingly sectarian overtones as mainly Christian militias known as anti-Balaka (anti-machete) have taken up arms.“I witnessed these communities pitted against one another; who have fled and sought refuge around churches and mosques,” Ms. Zerrougui said. “They are living in fear of being attacked or even of burying their dead. Entire villages have been burnt and are burning down as we speak here today.”She noted that children have been directly attacked, maimed, killed and beheaded not only in Bangui, the capital, but also in the provincial towns of Buar, Bossangoa and Bozoum. “During my visit, I witnessed youth who have taken up arms. They have been manipulated by both sides and divided along religious lines. They have become both victims and perpetrators of the ongoing sectarian violence,” she added.“Schools and hospitals have been attacked and looted, medical personnel have been repeatedly threatened and brutally targeted everywhere in the country, leaving an already fragile social infrastructure and basic services in complete disarray.”Ms. Zerrougui stressed that the proposed reinforcement of the African-led International Support Mission to CAR (MISCA), the continued engagement of French troops, known as SANGARIS, and an urgent strengthening of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the country (BINUCA), which she called at present “all too limited,” are key to ensuring human rights monitoring and protection.She said she is encouraged by the recent election of Catherine Samba-Panza as Head of the Transition in the CAR joined her in urging all parties to immediately stop the violence.“We need to send a stronger signal to perpetrators of these atrocious crimes that they will be held to account,” she concluded. “The international community should spare no efforts and use all the tools at its disposal. It is crucial to assist the transitional authorities to restore law enforcement and establish a judicial response to the ongoing violations. This is essential to deter further violence and start to re-establish trust among communities.”The Council was briefed by a number of other senior officials, including Adama Dieng, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and Kyung-wha Kang, UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator.Mr. Ban’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura, whose Chief of Staff Nancee Oku Bright joined Ms. Zerrougui on her mission to CAR in December, told the Council that many of the worst predictions on the country have come true. “Sexual violence continues to be pervasive in the conflict,” she said, noting that between January and November 2013, the UN recorded at least 4,530 cases of such abuse perpetrated by armed men, largely believed to be Séléka, with fresh reports coming in during last month’s attacks in Bangui.“The team received reports of sexual violence used by anti-Balaka and Séléka during house-to-house searches and during retaliatory attacks,” she said. “The mission also confirmed that forced marriages, sometimes involving children, were being contracted mainly by Séléka elements.”There are also numerous allegations that internally displaced persons (IDP) camps, most of which shelter elements of armed groups, are the scene of conflict-related sexual violence, with victims afraid to come forward due to the continued presence of these groups.“The international community must improve the coordination of its efforts in the CAR,” she stressed. “The establishment of simple tools such as emergency hotlines and coordinated rapid response mechanisms can save lives.” read more

  • Mens Basketball Lapse in defensive prowess in second half led to collapse

    Redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop attempts a contested 3-pointer in the first half against Clemson Wednesday. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorAfter collapsing in the final four minutes and blowing a 15-point lead against Butler on Sunday, Ohio State responded well in the first half against Clemson. It led 37-30 and had made 45.2 percent of its shots.But the Buckeyes failed to keep the momentum going, and for the second straight game, a double-digit lead slipped away in their 79-65 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday night.The tough loss to Butler happened because of an inability to score points down the stretch. Scoring was not the problem for the Buckeyes this night, but rather stopping their opponents on the other end of the court.Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann credited Clemson’s ability to spread the Buckeyes out defensively and hit shots, but said the performance of his team deserved plenty of blame.“I think more than anything I was not pleased with our overall defensive mindset approach from the tip,” Holtmann said. “And I think that’s something that we have to correct if we’re gonna grow.”After falling in overtime following a Butler 10-0 run to end regulation in its previous game, the Buckeyes started red hot from 3-point range, making 8-of-15 attempts for a 53.3 percent clip.However, Ohio State failed to stop Clemson’s efficient offensive attack. The Tigers shot 55.8 percent from the field and hit 10-of-19 3-pointers for an impressive 52.6 percent clip for the game. The Buckeyes, on the other hand, cooled off considerably, going just 1-for-6 beyond the arc in the second half. The Buckeyes were effective defending the Tigers’ primary inside scoring threats, junior forward Elijah Thomas and senior forward Donte Grantham, holding them to zero and two points, respectively, in the first half. Clemson had success from the perimeter in the first half, making 4-of-9 3-point attempts, but head coach Brad Brownell felt his team did not get his big men the ball enough, particularly Thomas.Brownwell said his team has several talented guards who are prolific scorers, and that they took over the game in the second half.A pair of those guards, Marcquise Reed and Shelton Mitchell, propelled the visiting team to victory. Reed scored 22 points and Mitchell added 19 points. Both players hit three 3-pointers. Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop echoed his coach’s frustrations with the Buckeyes’ effort on the defensive end of the floor. He said during timeouts, the team discussed the importance of staying tough mentally.“Making sure we were running our plays and getting in the right spots and making stuff tougher on them,” Bates-Diop said. “We really didn’t for the most part. They were getting relatively open 3s. They’re good shooters, they’re gonna knock noncontested shots down. Their big man gave them energy, gave them life.”Although 3-pointers were the driving force in the Tigers’ victory, Thomas and Grantham found their rhythm in the second half, scoring 11 and nine points, respectively. Brownell said Thomas’ ability to make shots with the score close was imperative to his team’s success.“And we don’t win the game unless we get those three or four baskets from [Thomas],” Brownell said. “Those are baskets you have to have in a game on the road to slow the other team down. You’re not going to keep making 3s and make all those shots.”Brownell said his team cannot expect to continue making 3-pointers, but the Tigers were unwavered from distance, making 6-of-10 3-point attempts in the second half. When asked if the Buckeyes’ struggles were due to lapses in mental or physical toughness, Bates-Diop answered candidly while expressing his frustrations.“I mean that’s only mental toughness. That’s not physical at all,” Bates-Diop said. “That’s just knowing you can’t turn the ball over, try to find shooters on there as they start knocking down threes and led to them getting layups. Their big men started putting some work on us. Credit to them, they found all of our weak spots and capitalized on them.” read more

  • Yachtswoman who tried to save fatally injured crewmate died in the same

    first_imgSarah, pictured right, on board a yacht Credit:Clipper Ventures Sarah, pictured right, on board a yacht  It is inescapable it’s an unnatural deathSenior Coroner Dr Andrew Harris Senior Coroner Dr Andrew Harris identified four factors in Mr Ashman’s death including the decision to reduce sail and the entry by him to the “danger zone”.Describing it as an “unnatural death”, he also said they must consider Mr Ashman’s experience and his training.Mr Ashman and his team were in the middle of the first of 14 mini races as part of the world’s longest ocean race.The Clipper Round the World Race was founded in 1995 by British sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, with the inaugural event taking place in 1996.It pits teams of amateur sailors against one another in a race spanning more than 40,000 miles, separated into eight legs.There will be another pre-inquest review regarding Mr Ashman’s death in September to decide if a jury will be required.A full three-day full inquest is due to take place at Southwark Coroner’s Court in December. A pre-inquest hearing into Mr Ashman’s death was told he was on the yacht when a rope snapped as he was “reefing” the main sail in 30mph winds and was knocked unconscious by the mainsheet – a rope connected to the boom.center_img The Leeds University graduate was on board the IchorCoal in the Pacific Ocean when she was knocked in to the sea.Her body was recovered, but crewmates were unable to revive her and she was buried at sea.Southwark Coroner’s Court heard Ms Young would have been called as a witness to give evidence at an inquest into Mr Ashman’s death but she had been killed seven months later when the 70ft IchorCoal was hit by a freak wave. 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. An amateur yachtswoman who tried to save a fatally injured crewmate died in the same round-the-world race just seven months later, an inquest hearing was told.Sarah Young, 40, attempted to resuscitate 49-year-old Andrew Ashman after he stepped into a “danger zone” and was hit by a sail in high winds.Mr Ashman, a paramedic, was less than a week into the year-long 40,000-mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race aboard the IchorCoal when he was struck and killed in the early hours of September 5, 2015, 120 miles off the coast of Portugal.Mr Ashman, from Orpington, Kent, was the first sailor to die in the 19-year history of the race. But seven months later in April 2016 amateur sailor and company owner Miss Young, from London, died after being knocked overboard by a huge wave during the same race.last_img read more

  • Iniesta shared when he will be revealing his decision

    first_imgEven though the Barca legend Andres Iniesta has not come to a decision yet, at least he has decided when he will be revealing his choice for his future at Barcelona.Iniesta scored the fourth goal last night in Barca’s 5-0 win over Sevilla as the Catalans won the Copa del Rey, which was the amazing 34th trophy of his star-studded career.The 33-year-old has been lately linked with a move to the Chinese Super League and discussed the decision for his future in the post-game press conference.“This week I will make my decision public,” said Iniesta, according to the Daily Star.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“What makes us happy are days like today. I really wanted today to go well and from the first minute, it did.”“It was a great night in all senses, on a team and personal level.”“This is a title that we love and we will try to add the league title to finish the season with a nice taste in the mouth.”“The team and the fans deserve a 10. There are a lot of emotions, a lot of feelings,” Iniesta went on to add.last_img read more

  • Sandy gone Caribbean mourns 43 dead cleans up

    first_imgWNYC created a Hurricane Tracker to follow Sandy’s progress as it nears the East Coast where it is expected to cause millions in damage.PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hurricane Sandy is swirling off toward the U.S. East Coast, leaving the Caribbean to mourn the storm-related deaths of at least 43 people and clean up wrecked homes, felled power lines and fallen tree branches.While Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas took direct hits from the storm, the majority of deaths and most extensive damage was in impoverished Haiti, where it has rained almost non-stop since Tuesday. The death toll in Haiti stood at 29 late Friday, but officials worried that the number could rise as searches continued in the country’s ramshackle housing and denuded hillsides that are especially vulnerable to flooding when rains come.Officials were concerned about a continuing rise in a river in the northern part of the capital, Port-au-Prince. People living nearby in mud-splattered, makeshift settlements kept a wary eye on the rush of muddy water.last_img read more

  • EXCLUSIVE Allen and Overy to discuss autoreenrolment at Employee Benefits Live

    first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Law firm Allen and Overy will share case studies and practical information about pensions auto-re-enrolment at Employee Benefits Live 2016.Jane Higgins (pictured), partner at Allen and Overy, will deliver a session entitled ‘Auto-re-enrolment: are you ready?’ on Tuesday 11 October as part of the two-day event’s workplace pensions conference stream.The session will detail the mechanics of what organisations need to do in the run up to their auto-re-enrolment date, considering the data that needs to be captured to ensure that all employees, including new starters and those who have joined the organisation through mergers and acquisitions, are included in the auto-re-enrolment process.Higgins will also outline the issues that employers who are thinking about redesigning their scheme will need to consider, such as how they would consult on making changes and what might be involved in the consultation process.Delegates attending the session can also gain insight into the most up-to-date information requirements and timelines that organisations should be aware of.Higgins said: “[Auto-re-enrolment] a statutory requirement so people have to do it. It’s incredibly complicated so it’s very easy to get it wrong. The regulator is taking a more active approach to non-compliance, so I think there is a risk that if [organisations] get it wrong, the regulator will issue a fine or make a public statement about [the organisation] having got it wrong, so there’s a definite risk for [organisations if] they’re perceived to not be providing the benefits that they are supposed to be providing for their employees.“Prepare early for re-enrolment. If [an employer is] coming up to re-enrolment then it’s not going to be the same as when [it was done] the first time, so [employers] should be planning several months in advance.”Employee Benefits Live 2016 will take place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 October at Olympia National, London. Register to attend here.last_img read more

  • Sainsburys awards 44 pay increase to 135000 store employees

    first_imgSupermarket organisation Sainsbury’s is to award approximately 135,000 UK store-based employees a 4.4% pay rise, increasing the base rate of pay to £8 an hour.The pay increase, which will also apply to employees under the age of 25, will come into effect from 27 August 2017.Some employees, who are contracted on a different pay structure for historical reasons, will not be eligible for the pay increase. Sainsbury’s has committed to speaking to these employees separately about what the pay rise will mean for them.Alongside this pay increase, employees already have access to benefits such as a discount card, a pension, life insurance and paid breaks. Staff can also receive an annual bonus, with employees from across the organisation sharing a bonus of around £78 million in 2017.Mike Coupe, chief executive officer at Sainsbury’s, said: “We’re pleased to announce a 4.4% pay increase for [employees] working in Sainsbury’s stores across the country. This is the third successive year that we have awarded eligible store [employees] a pay rise of 4% or more and recognises their hard work and dedication. We know what a difference this makes to our customers and we’re committed to rewarding them well for the great service they provide.”last_img read more

  • The Deadliest Female Sniper in History

    first_imgThe Soviet Union was a lot of things: oppressive, somber, creatively stultifying, and at times – terrifying. However, history has overlooked some of the more “liberal” aspects of its existence. The opportunity for women to rise to positions of responsibility were a remarkable aspect of the USSR. There were more female doctors, engineers, factory foreman, and scientists than in the West, at least until the 1970s, if not later.The Soviet Union also allowed women to fight in the front lines decades before nations in the West considered it. One of those women was among the most successful snipers of WWII: Lyudmila Pavlichenko.Lyudmila Pavlichenko, before she was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union in 1943.WWII on the Eastern Front was a much different experience from that in the West. Firstly, Hitler was determined to either kill or reduce to slavery all of the Slavic peoples of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.As a result of this, an estimated 20 million Soviet citizens lost their lives – most of these were not soldiers. Thousands upon thousands of villages were razed and cities destroyed. It is believed that every family in the Soviet Union lost someone in the war – known in Russia today, as then, as the “Great Patriotic War”.Wehrmacht soldiers pulling a car from the mud during the rasputitsa period, November 1941. Photo by Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1981-149-34A / CC-BY-SA 3.0Therefore it should come as no surprise that women played an integral part in the war effort. Of course, women played an important role in the war industries of the Western Allies, helping to supply not only the material needed by their own nations but by the Soviet Union and other allies, such as China. However, women in the West, barring a few examples sent behind the lines as resistance agents, did not take part in combat. The Red Army included an estimated 350,000 to 400,000 women who fought in the front lines or above it for the Red Air Force. Another untold number of women fought with the partisans behind enemy lines.Lyudmila Pavlichenko was one of them, and she became a national hero. During the war, she killed 309 German or Axis (Italian, Hungarian, Romanian) soldiers. Today she is not as well-known as the famous sniper of Stalingrad, Vasili Zaitsev, but her kill total was significantly higher when the war ended.Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Hero of the Soviet Union.Living in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev in her early teens, she took up an unusual hobby – shooting. A local boy wouldn’t shut up about his prowess at target shooting, and Lyudmila decided that she would show him up.She joined a local shooting club and “…set out to show that a girl could do as well (as him), so I practiced a lot.” Away from practice, she worked in an arms factory. She also married and had a son in her teens, though the marriage did not last long.Washington, D.C. International youth assembly. Russian delegates. Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet woman sniper is on the right.In 1937, war seemed imminent. Lyudmila was a history student at Kiev University and enrolled in a paramilitary sharpshooting school. In 1941 when the war began, she felt as if her skills would be an asset to the Red Army, but she was turned down – at that time, the Soviets put all women in support ranks.Soon, as the war turned against them, and the nation was in danger of literal extinction, they would begin to accept women in combat roles. She was ordered to join as a nurse but pleaded to the recruiting officer to be allowed to join as a sniper, and he relented.Pavlichenko (center) with Justice Robert Jackson (left) and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt in Washington, D.C.Lyudmila went to the front almost immediately. She said she was trained – good, that meant the front. Men with a day or two of training were sent to the front due to the dire situation, so Lyudmila was ahead of the game.When she got to the front lines, she was told to dig trenches – there were not enough rifles to go around. The most famous film on Soviet snipers, Enemy at the Gates has a number of falsehoods in it – the foremost being the depiction of the famous “sniper’s duel” between Vasili Zaitsev and a German officer. One thing that wasn’t fictional was the fact that in many cases early in the war, rifles and other weapons were sometimes in short supply. Recruits were literally told to pick up a rifle from a fallen comrade.Female sniper Lyudmila Pavlochenko with her rifle in a trench.Lyudmila was digging trenches and carrying one grenade to fight the “fascists” as the Nazis were so often referred to, when a wounded comrade gave her his rifle. In combat two weeks later, she claimed her first kills – two Romanian soldiers shot from a quarter of a mile away. After this, the men in her unit accepted her completely as one of them.Pavlichenko fought on the southern part of the Eastern Front, retreating back through Ukraine via Moldavia and Odessa to the port city of Sebastopol on the Crimean Peninsula, where a terrible battle/siege took place between October 1941 and July 1942. At the Maxim Gorki fort outside the city, 1,000 defenders held off German attacks for weeks. Only 50 survived to be taken prisoner – a further 25 refused, blowing themselves up rather than die in German captivity.Lyudmila Pavlichenko’s J.P. Sauer And Sohn Model 1913 pistol, WW2 museum in Kyiv. Photo by VoidWanderer CC BY-SA 4.0Sebastopol is where Lyudmila Pavlichenko came into her own. She had killed nearly 200 of the enemy during the battles near Odessa and claimed the rest of her kills in the Crimea. By May 1942, she had been made lieutenant. Among her total were 36 enemy snipers – Lyudmila Pavlichenko was a hunter in the most intense way possible.In June 1942 she was wounded and expected to return to the front lines after being treated by the medics. However, the Soviet authorities believed she would be more valuable as both a recruiting tool and an emissary overseas, to encourage more support from the U.S. and the U.K.In the fall of 1942, she went to the U.S. on a publicity tour. While there, she stayed at the White House and became good friends with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. While Mrs. Roosevelt was not as blunt as Lyudmila, she too was outspoken, and the two became life-long friends – Roosevelt even visited her in the U.S.S.R. after the war.First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Shirley Temple, 1938.Lieutenant Pavlichenko made quite a splash in the United States. She was absolutely dumb-struck by reporters seeming lack of knowledge about what was really going on in the Soviet Union. “One reporter even criticized the length of the skirt of my uniform, saying that in America women wear shorter skirts and besides my uniform made me look fat.”They asked her whether Red Army women could wear makeup. She replied, “There is no rule against it, but who has time to think about her shiny nose when a battle is going on?” In Chicago, she had enough with male reporters.To the delight of the crowd, she finally told them “’Gentlemen,’ she said, ‘I am 25 years old and I have killed 309 fascist invaders by now. Don’t you think, gentlemen, that you have been hiding behind my back for too long?’”Read another story from us: The Woman who got the World’s Most Reclusive Tribe to Put their Arrows DownLyudmila ended the war as a sniper training officer, having attained the rank of major, and having been made a “Hero of the Soviet Union”, among other high honors. After the war she completed her Masters Degree and embarked on a career as a historian. She died in 1974, spending the rest of her life in peace.last_img read more

  • Aaron Carter says he sees himself being with a woman and having

    first_imgAaron, who came out as bisexual after revealing a sexual experience he had with a man when he was 17, says that he wouldn’t look to date a man.In August 2017 he told Twitter that he had ‘an experience with a male that I had an attraction to who I also worked with and grew up with.’But Carter has since confirmed that he was merely ‘telling a story’.Aaron Carter: ‘I think it was a little misconstrued’Aaron Carter recently gained weight after a stay in rehab | Photos: Instagram/AaronCarterHe previously said that he finds both men and women attractive – and backed up his statement in a podcast for Hollywood Life.Speaking on Friday 23rd March, the noughties hitmaker addressed the issue said he’d never had a relationship with a man.You can listen to him speaking on the topic from 19minutes in. Aaron Carter reveals he’s had relationships with guys as well as girlsAaron Carter on his future family: ‘I’m going to be a good father’Aaron Carter temporarily quits social media over negative reaction to coming out as biRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Aaron Carter says stories around his sexuality were ‘misconstrued’ in a new interview. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Aaron Carter poses on Mulholland Drive in LA | Photo: Instagram/AaronCartercenter_img ‘Yeah, no. It was more so just a story that happened when I was like 17 with somebody, and I can find men and women attractive, but when it comes down to it, I think it was a little misconstrued.Going on, he said: ‘I see myself being with a woman and having kids. I want to have a family,’ he continued.[I] keep telling people that. I don’t want it to be misconstrued too much just because I was open about a story.”It follows an exclusive interview with People Magazine in February, where Carter opened up about his hopes of one day starting a family.‘I’m going to be a good father. I know it,’ he said. ‘I want lots of kids, lots of stability, lots of happiness and laughter and learning and having fun. It’s going to be good.’Carter is especially excited to have daughters. ‘I want to have girls. Maybe it’s because of all my sisters and being a mama’s boy,’ he said.Though Carter, 30, isn’t expecting to start his family any time soon, he did recently release his first album in 15 years, titled LøVë.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more

  • Austria promises a premium experience for clients

    first_imgTags: Austria, Austrian Airlines The city of Vienna is looking forward to the rest of 2018 with ‘100 years celebrating Viennese Modernism’. The city will also welcome four new hotel developments in the four to five-star range, with Hotel Das Tries recently completing an expansion to 100 rooms, Palis Hotel currently looking to renovate, Mooons opening in spring and Andaz Am Belvedere Vienna opening in the fall. The trade is encouraged to learn more about the city through its specialist program at news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upFor clients visiting the destination, day trips to Bratislava can be booked with Twin City Liner, which can also charter ships for groups. Clients looking to take part in a Vienesse Ball will also be luck, with 450 balls taking place each year.Outside of Vienna there are plenty of options for winter and summer travel. In Salzburg, there¹s a 6-week music festival in the summer and Christmas markets in the winter. Known for river cruises, the city is hoping to encourage people to stay in town. At one accommodation option, the Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron, clients can enjoy the palace’s famous setting seen in The Sound of Music.For ski fans, the tourist board points out that a flight to Austria is comparable to a flight to western Canada. And who can resist the bragging rights of saying you skied in Austria? Two areas for alpine enthusiasts to consider are Innsbruck and Alberg.Innsbruck has seen a rise in Canadian travellers looking to ski, enjoy their Imperial heritage and the Christmas market. Recentinvestments include a new cable car system plus three new hotels with dasMei, Stage 12 and Hotel Mooshaus.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthThe area of Alberg is made up of five ski towns and is collectively known as ‘The Cradle of Alpine Skiing’. The area is home to the most championship skiers and is a great suggestion for serious skiers. << Previous PostNext Post >> Austria promises a ‘premium’ experience for clients Posted by Share Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Michael Smith TORONTO — Advantage Austria was in Toronto last night in style, with a gala for trade partners that included an opera and dance performances. Partners from the country were on hand to offer updates and to showcase a destination where clients with higher tastes will be at home.Austrian Airlines kicked off the luxury theme with its announcement of a new Premium Economy product coming to the Canadian market and all long-haul flights. Also, the Toronto to Vienna summer service will offer flights every day except Wednesday. The airline is also expanding internationally with 18 new routes on offer.last_img read more

  • June 30 2010 Congratulations to the May 16

    first_imgJune 30, 2010 Congratulations to the May 16. 2010 graduating workshop participants!! [graduated on June 18. 2010] [standing from left]: Wilder Fichter, David Wilson, Joseph Rivera-Ramos, Craig Shirley, Patrick Thompson and Mark Kieser [workshop and planning internship]. [kneeling from left]: Jiwon Lee, Jacob Zucker and Masato Kurachi. [photo & text: Anita Baker]last_img