Why Your Video Editing Isn’t Good Enough

first_imgIn a creative slump or simply want to up the game of your video editing projects? Here’s a few reasons why your editing may be suffering.If you want to improve your video editing skills you need to discover all the things that could be wrong with it. Sometimes these should be obvious, but often when you’re learning you don’t know what you don’t know. Editing is very often informed by script writing – knowing how to shape and form the storytelling arc, the distribution of information, crafting characters and a whole lot more. I recently came across this article on io9.com sharing some statistical analysis performed by FiveThirtyEight:The data-crunching fiends over at Five Thirty Eight examined the data from thousands of script evaluations of screenplays by newbie writers, submitted to the Black List of unproduced screenplays. And they found that science fiction and comedies have the worst ratings of all — as well as the reasons why these scripts often crash and burn.Interestingly many of the problems in the above chart could be directly applied to editing too, but I thought it might be interesting to create a hypothetical list of the top 5 most common problems editors face editing, which will hopefully help you to make your own work better.Common Problems with Amateur Editing1. Too LongOne of the most common problems with amateur or inexperienced editors is that their work is WAY too long, it’s not actually been edited down to be as tight and as lean as possible. They’ve basically stopped editing before they should have.There’s a common phrase in post production: ‘murder your darlings’. Just because a scene was difficult to shoot or just because you’re particulary attached to a certain sequence or shot, cut these ‘darlings’ if they are not in the best interest of the project.It’s imperative that your project is as tightly structured as possible. If it takes 3 hours to tell your story, that’s fine, as long as you’ve got 3 hours of story (although 99% of the time this isn’t the case!). Keep it succinct.2. Boring/Lack of CreativityAs a result of being too long, the work is often boring. It’s possible that there is a really create story in there somewhere, but it’s not coming through. Or there’s so little creativity in the mix that it might be ‘correct’ but it’s not interesting. Cutting to someone just because they have the next line of dialogue is not interesting. Be sure to trim out the fat, switch things around, add in new lines of dialogue, break some rules, and inject some creativity into the project. Your audience will thank you for it.3. Sound ProblemsA lot of the time, new editors don’t actually know that the colorful bars that are flashing up and down are actually there for a reason. They are the audio meters and they are telling you something very valuable – either that your audio is too quiet, too loud or just right. Sound is 60 percent (at least!) of your final product and you need to give it focused time and attention. At the very least your dialogue should be mixed at a consistent level, be audible and be smoothed out with atmospheric sound/room tone filling in any spaces.Be sure to actually mix your music so that it’s filling the soundscape where it should, and supporting the scene at a lower level when appropriate. Don’t slap it in at one level.4. Lack of Attention to DetailOne of the simple things that separates a junior editor from a senior one is a disregard for the details.Be sure that you’ve carefully combed through to check:All spelling, font size and alignmentSound mix is within acceptable rangesColor grade is finalized and consistent between shotsShots that need stabilizing have beenThe best way to stay fresh is to invite multiple individuals to take a look at the final edit. Implore them to give feedback and be on the lookout for any technical errors.. You’ll very quickly see what’s in need of some attention.5. Not Enough HeartThis last common editing problem (which largely relates to the issue of projects being overly long) is the lack of heart in the project. Where is the human story, the emotions, the opinions, the characters that are going to make me care about what I’m watching? This equally has as much to do with the script, the actors and the story structure…but a significant part of this vision is brought to life in the edit.If there’s no heart to it, no human touch, then it’s going to be very dry indeed. Often a little bit can go a long way.Share Your Thoughts!Those are just five problems that I think are the most common, but hit the comments section and share both your problems and your solutions!last_img read more

US Citizen Arrested In Darjeeling For Entering India Without Visa

first_imgAn American citizen was arrested for arriving in India without a visa at the Indo-Nepal border in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district, the Sashastra Seema Bal said on Saturday.An Indian accompanying the US citizen was also arrested from the Panitanki area in West Bengal on Friday by the SSB soldiers.Read it at NDTV Related Itemslast_img

Gay soccer star Robbie Rogers retires from LA Galaxy

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kobe Bryant on donning No. 8 and No. 24 for Lakers: ‘They’re two different people’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 Games “I will remain deeply connected to this sport and its surrounding community,” Rogers added. “I leave the game full of pride of what I have accomplished as a person and a player.”Rogers is a 10-year MLS veteran and two-time All-Star who won league championships in 2008 and 2014. But he struggled with injuries throughout his professional career, and he was ruled out for the current season in May because of nerve damage in his left ankle, requiring surgery.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRogers came out while announcing his retirement in 2013 after being released by the English club Leeds. That retirement lasted less than three months before he signed with the Galaxy, determined to become a role model for gay youth. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Rogers is engaged to Greg Berlanti, a prominent writer and producer of several television series. They have a son, Caleb. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding FILE – In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Rogers (14) is shown during the first half of an MLS soccer game, in Commerce City, Colo. Rogers, the LA Galaxy defender who became the first openly gay male athlete in a major North American professional sport, is retiring from soccer. The 30-year-old Rogers announced his retirement Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, through the Galaxy, saying he made the decision “with mixed emotions.”(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)CARSON, Calif. — Robbie Rogers, the LA Galaxy defender who became the first openly gay male athlete in a major North American professional sport, is retiring from soccer.The 30-year-old Rogers announced his retirement Tuesday through the Galaxy, saying he made the decision “with mixed emotions.” He missed the entire 2017 season due to injury.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “I’ll never forget the feeling of returning to the field in my first game back,” Rogers said. “That feeling of acceptance and support pushed me as an athlete and as a person. Having the opportunity to win an MLS Cup in my hometown, with my hometown club as an openly gay man will be something I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”Rogers was a part of the Galaxy’s MLS Cup championship team in 2014, and he became one of the top left backs in MLS before injuries derailed his career.“Robbie Rogers has been an integral part of our club and our community since he joined the LA Galaxy in 2013,” Galaxy President Chris Klein said. “During his time in Los Angeles, Robbie has been an elite athlete and a good teammate. He helped lead our club to a championship in 2014 while breaking barriers and being a force for positive change in our sport and in our community.”He also made 18 appearances for the U.S., including participation in the Beijing Olympics in 2008.Rogers is a Southern California native who played college soccer at Maryland, winning the NCAA title in 2005 before playing professionally in the Netherlands. He signed with the Columbus Crew in 2007, joining current Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid and winning his first MLS title in 2008.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

No outcome from PCB meet; BCCI unlikely to pay compensation

first_imgDubai, May 29 (PTI) The meeting between the top BCCI and PCB officials ended without any conclusive outcome after the Indian government today refused to give clearance for any bilateral series with Pakistan. The BCCI, represented by joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary, CEO Rahul Johri and GM (Cricket Operations) MV Sridhar met with their Pakistani counterparts to discuss the pressing issues including the USD 60 million compensation demanded by the PCB. “The delegations of the BCCI and PCB have met in Dubai today and shared their stated positions. The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere and its outcome will be shared with the members of their respective boards,” a BCCI release stated. However a BCCI source privy to the development said there were deliberations on the USD 60 million compensation that the PCB had demanded from BCCI for not adhering to the MoU, which stated that the two nations would play five bilateral series in eight-year cycle between 2015-2023. There were some thoughts of sneaking a small limited overs series in September, when Champions League T20 used to be held. It is learnt that BCCI is unlikely to pay any damages as its stand has always been clear that government clearance is paramount when it comes to playing Pakistan. In fact, BCCI has asked PCB to withdraw compensation claim. “After todays statement by the union sports minister, it is unlikely that a series against Pakistan will be held anytime soon. We have told PCB that unless our government gives permission, we will not even be able to play them at a neutral venue like the UAE,” a BCCI source privy to developments told PTI. As of now, India will only play Pakistan in ICC tournaments. PTI KHS CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

Soldiers may soon sport khadi dress

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 4 (PTI) Armed forces personnel may soon don khadi uniform.The defence ministry has sent specifications of uniform, along with samples, to the Khadi Villages Industries Commission (KVIC), the government said today.The KVIC had requested the forces to consider using khadi uniforms for security personnel, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.”Required specifications of uniform, along with samples, have been sent to KVIC,” Bhamre said. PTI PR SMNlast_img read more

Messi masterful, but Barca are sloppy

first_imgPrimera División Masterful Messi not enough as Celta expose sloppy Barcelona Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 22:31 12/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(26) Lionel Messi Barcelona Getty Images Primera División Barcelona Lionel Messi Barcelona v Celta de Vigo Celta de Vigo Opinion The Argentine ended his mini goal drought and created chances aplenty, but his team-mates were wasteful and also stretched in defence in a 2-2 draw Lionel Messi hung his head in disappointment. He had just curled a fine free-kick towards goal, but seen his set piece deflect off a defender and out of play. The last opportunity had been lost and with it, two points were dropped.It was not the Argentine’s fault. He had done more than most, more than anyone, to win the game for Barcelona. But after 18 straight victories at Camp Nou in La Liga (since the 1-1 draw against Real Madrid in December last year), Ernesto Valverde’s side were forced to settle for a solitary point this time.Celta are the only team to have beaten Barca in each of the last three seasons, and even though two of those victories had come at Balaidos, the Galicians always seem to cause problems for the Blaugrana. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And so they did once again. With former Barcelona assistant Juan Carlos Unzue in charge, Celta knew how they could test Barca and did so by using the pace and width of the Camp Nou pitch to drag defenders out of position and create spaces. It was a relatively simple concept, but one which worked effectively.Barca Celta scorePrior to this match, Barca boasted Europe’s best defence, having conceded only five times in La Liga all season. And no team had managed to score more than once past the Blaugrana in any game since Real Madrid did it twice in a row in the Spanish Supercopa series back in August.But Celta netted twice and could have had more, with Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen making key saves once more. In front of him, however, Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti were exposed on the visitors’ two goals – and the France defender pulled his hamstring as he chased Iago Aspas on the wing in the build-up to the Galicians’ equaliser.Earlier, and despite a stunning stop from Ter Stegen, Celta had taken the lead, only for Messi to cancel out that goal two minutes later to end a six-match streak (five for Barca) without scoring – his longest drought since 2010. And Valverde’s side felt aggrieved at half-time after Luis Suarez saw a strike incorrectly ruled out for offside.After last weekend’s controversial decision in the 1-1 draw at Valencia, when Messi was denied a goal despite the ball clearly crossing the line, this was another blow for Barca. But they still should have gone on and won the match.Lionel Messi Barcelona Celta LaLiga 02122017Hugo Mallo Sergio Busquets Barcelona Celta LaLiga 02122017An exquisite move featuring brilliant build-up play from Messi and Jordi Alba cut the Celta defence in two for Suarez to make it 2-1 just after the hour mark, but a Maxi Gomez goal eight minutes later levelled it once again and without Umtiti, Barca played the remainder of the match with Thomas Vermaelen alongside Pique.At the other end, Paulinho rounded the goalkeeper but missed the target from a tight angle, while Pique also failed to convert following a well-worked free-kick, substitute Paco Alcacer headed over before the end and even Messi misfired from close range.There were chances aplenty for Barca to win the game and most of those were created by the masterful Messi, but this time it was not enough.And with Umtiti now set to be sidelined and their lead at the top of the table likely to be closed by Valencia on Sunday, testing times lie ahead for Valverde’s men in La Liga.last_img read more

Security Council calls on Ivoirian parties to respect peace accord

In a press statement, the current President of the 15-member body, Ambassador Gunter Pleuger of Germany, said Council members encouraged the newly appointed Ivoirian Prime Minister to continue his efforts towards the establishment of a balanced and stable government.Ambassador Pleuger also said the Council had been briefed on the results of the first two meetings of the committee tasked with monitoring the implementation of the French-brokered Linas-Marcoussis Agreement. Council members expressed their satisfaction that the committee has been promptly established and is now fully operational, and called for cooperation from all Ivoirian parties, he said. “They expressed the wish to be kept informed, in accordance with the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement, of any failure by any of the parties to implement its obligations under the agreement,” Ambassador Pleuger said.Earlier in the month, the Council unanimously endorsed the Linas-Morcoussis Agreement, adopting a resolution reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity of Côte d’Ivoire. That resolution also condemned all violations of human rights and international humanitarian law that have taken place in Côte d’Ivoire since 19 September 2002 and stressed the need to bring those responsible to justice.Today, Council members again called on all parties to respect human rights and international humanitarian law for the entire population, regardless of its origin. “They invited donors to provide assistance to meet these challenges,” added the Council President.”Members of the Security Council expressed once again their full support for the efforts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) forces and French forces supporting them,” said Ambassador Pleuger. They also called on States to provide appropriate financial and logistical support to the ECOWAS forces. read more

Ohio States Craig Dalrymple leads Buckeye defense into Ann Arbor

Junior defenseman Craig Dalrymple (24) looks on during a game against Michigan State on Nov. 21 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 3-0.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternCraig Dalrymple stood outside the visiting locker room at the Bowling Green State University Ice Arena three weeks ago with a disarming smile that belied his 6-foot-5-inch, 210-pound stature and reputation as a rugged junior defenseman on the Ohio State men’s hockey team.Moments earlier, Dalrymple was celebrating his team’s 3-2 win against the Falcons, but his jubilation was multifaceted; he’d just played his first game in 301 days.As the Buckeyes (5-8-1, 1-1-0) prepare for Friday’s road game against Michigan, Dalrymple, who’s been recovering from an upper-body injury he sustained on Jan. 17, said he’s fully healed.“Now that I’ve played six games here, I feel a lot better and I almost feel like everything’s coming into place,” Dalrymple said. “I think I’m at 100 percent.”Dalrymple was sidelined following OSU’s outdoor game against University of Minnesota last season and said his recovery timeline was “hard to explain.”There were multiple times during the recovery process when Dalrymple returned to practice only to realize he wasn’t in playing condition, he said.“He was at the rink every day at the same time as everyone else,” Buckeye junior defenseman Sam Jardine said. “(When) he wasn’t allowed to practice and he was done at lift, he’d watch us practice.”At the beginning of the season, Dalrymple could often be seen standing on the OSU bench wearing a pullover and ball cap, tasked with overcoming the mental and physical frustration his injury incited.“To take (hockey) away from someone when they’re that passionate for it is very tough,” Dalrymple said. “You feel helpless.”The feeling was mutual for the rest of the Buckeyes who worked to keep Dalrymple, who’d missed four collegiate games prior to his injury, in a positive mindset, OSU coach Steve Rohlik said.Once Dalrymple returned to the lineup on Nov. 14, he immediately strengthened OSU’s blue line, Jardine said.“He picked up right where he left off,” Jardine said. “All credit to him for staying in shape and staying focused through that time.”In a short exchange with Dalrymple, it’s not tough to imagine his roots influenced his work rate.A native of Kippen, Ontario, Dalrymple, 23, began playing hockey as a 5-year-old and spent summers working on a farm for Huron Tractor, he said.“I remember for three summers I was kind of like the utility boy,” Dalrymple said. “I was delivery, I was doing this, doing that, but I mean, I was working Monday to Friday and I loved every second of it.”It’s a testament to his work rate that Dalrymple has re-established himself as a top defenseman in the Buckeyes’ lineup after six games.Dalrymple has two points, 12 shots and 18 blocked shots this season, logging time on the power play and penalty kill units.“He’s got a rocket from the point and he’s a big physical guy defensively,” Jardine said. “I don’t think a lot of people realized how much we missed him.”OSU will have another chance to prove its improved defensive stability this weekend against the Wolverines (7-6-0, 1-1-0).The Buckeyes are 3-1-1 on the road this season and have a chance to earn their second conference win of the season before a nearly month-long winter break.“We just have to empty the tanks,” Rohlik said. “We have nothing to save ourselves for.”Loose Pucks-David Gust is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Rohlik said-The Buckeyes went 0-3-1 against the Wolverines last season. OSU’s last win against Michigan was on Nov. 19, 2011 read more

Late NCAA Bracket Submissions Show Were A Nation Of Procrastinators

Deadlines are powerful motivating forces for journalists, tax filers, eurozone negotiators — and bracket pickers. The number of men’s NCAA Tournament brackets submitted per minute by ESPN.com users peaked at 11:51 a.m. EDT on Thursday, mere minutes before the 12:15 p.m tipoff of the first-round opener and the deadline to enter picks, according to data provided by our colleagues at ESPN.com.1Per their request, we’re sharing only the relative magnitude of submissions, not absolute numbers. The maximum rate of bracket submissions per minute on Thursday was more than three times the high of the day before and about five times the max on Monday and Tuesday. All told, even counting the wee hours in the U.S., there were more brackets submitted in just half of Thursday than in all of Tuesday. Not everyone waits until the last minute, though. At ESPN.com, there was an earlier, although lesser, spike in online bracket submissions just after the bracket went up. For every three people who were madly filling in chalk and upsets in their entries just before noon on Thursday, there were two hitting submit on theirs eight minutes after the first Tournament Challenge bracket was submitted at 7:12 p.m. on Sunday.Maybe it’s my bias as a journalist showing, but I think the procrastinators had the right idea: They could benefit from forecasts like ours.Check out FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 March Madness Predictions. At CBSSports.com, the surge came even later. Bracket submissions to the site peaked at 11:59 a.m., according to spokeswoman Annie Rohrs. read more

Teenager turns Oxford University rejection letter into abstract artwork that goes viral

first_imgClaudia Vulliamy Some on social media are even comparing the painting to artwork by Piet Mondrian, the Dutch painter.Miss  Vulliamy told the BBC: “I just thought I had this letter, it’s not often that you get a letter dedicated to you from Oxford. “It’s very meaningful, so I thought it would be funny if I made it into something.”  The student, who has since accepted a place at Durham University, added: “In retrospect I quite like how it is interpreted as Oxbridge doesn’t determine everything, I like that it’s cheered people up. “I hadn’t set my heart on Oxford I’m happy I got an offer from Durham.”Her mother, Louisa Saunders, told the BBC: “I thought it was very funny and very spirited, and obviously I was glad she wasn’t feeling to sad about it.” When teenager Claudia Vulliamy failed to secure a place at Oxford University, she took the knock-back with better grace than most.The 18-year-old turned her rejection letter into a piece of abstract art that has since gone viral on the internet.She had applied to study classics at Wadham College from September.  But when she received a letter telling her she had been unsuccessful, Miss  Vulliamy “thought it would be funny” to use it for creative purposes.The teenager, from London, cut up lines from the correspondence and stuck them among blocks of colour for the artwork.Now a picture of the art published on social network Twitter has been retweeted almost 50,000 times. Claudia Vulliamy later accepted a place at Durham UniversityCredit:Teri Pengilley for The Telegraph Yesterday, my daughter learned that she hadn’t got into Oxford. By the time I got in from work, she’d made this from her rejection letter pic.twitter.com/KCInrTA1OO— Louisa Saunders (@louisa_saunders) January 12, 2017 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.last_img read more

Parasite spread by cats drives entrepreneurial brilliance in humans

T. gondii can only reproduce in domestic cats and their relativesCredit:Suzanne Marshall/Moment RF 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. T. gondii can only reproduce in domestic cats and their relatives An assessment of almost 1,300 US students also showed that those who had been exposed to the parasite were 1.7 times more likely to be majoring in business.In addition they were 1.7 times more likely to be focusing on “management and entrepreneurship” than other business-related areas.Finally, analysis of databases from 42 countries revealed that on a global scale, prevalence of T. gondii infection was a “consistent, positive predictor of entrepreneurial activity”. The results appear in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.Dr Stefanie Johnson, from the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business in the US, and her fellow authors wrote: “Populations with higher T. gondii infection had greater intentions to start a business and higher levels of active entrepreneurship behaviours.”Countries with higher T. gondii prevalence generally had a lower fraction of respondents who cited ‘fear of failure’ as a factor preventing them from initiating a business-related enterprise.” A parasite spread by cats could be the key to being a successful entrepreneur, scientists have concluded.The discovery suggests there may be a bizarre advantage to being infected by the organism, Toxoplasma gondii. According to the findings, the single-celled parasite worms its way into the brain and causes personality changes associated with risk-taking.While rarely producing symptoms other than a mild flu-like illness, T. gondii infection – which studies suggest have affected up to 50 per cent of the world’s population – has been linked to car accidents, neuroticism and suicide.Now the latest research provides new evidence that it actually drives risk-taking in business, helping to promote entrepreneural activity.Part of the study found that professionals attending business events were almost twice as likely to have started their own enterprise if they were T. gondii positive. Populations with higher T. gondii infection had greater intentions to start a business and higher levels of active entrepreneurship behavioursDr Stefanie Johnson Entrepreneurship was characterised as a “high-risk, high-reward” activity often accompanied by a loss of economic stability, said the researchers.The findings suggested that reduced fear of failure may be the key factor explaining the association between T. gondii infection and entrepreneurship.The parasite has also been shown to alter the behaviour of rodents in ways that increase their chances of being killed and eaten by cats.While T. gondii commonly spends part of its life cycle in rodents, birds and other animals, it can only reproduce in domestic cats and their relatives.Its egg-like oocysts are shed in cat faeces, to be picked up by other hosts. read more

Driving or near water this weekend Be careful

first_imgA HOST OF agencies have warned people to be careful this weekend, as rain and wind are expected to hit over the weekend.Tonight and tomorrow are expected to receive the worst of the weather, with a risk of localised flooding.The Road Safety Authority says that those on the roads should take particular care.They advise drivers watch out for falling/fallen debris on the road and vehicles veering across the road, take special care when driving behind goods vehicles and allow extra space between you and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists. Common senseThe Garda Síochána and Coast Guard both appealed to people to be careful. An Garda Síochána and Coast Guard particularly appealed to parents and guardians with children to use common sense and not to place their loved ones in danger.Superintendent David Taylor, Garda Press Officer, said: “People need to recognise the destructive and dangerous power of nature and exercise extreme caution when close to areas such as cliff walks, harbours, rivers and lakes.” Coast Guard Chief of Operations Eugene Clonan said: “It is important for parents to be especially vigilant over the next few days and use common sense when taking children out near the coast or inland water ways”.If you do see someone in difficulty in the sea, on the shore, cliffs, lakes or rivers dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.Read: A sight for sore eyes…Ireland is (almost) rain freelast_img read more

comScore iPads account for 97 of US tablet web traffic

first_imgThe iPad is undoubtedly a popular choice for anyone buying a tablet. Today, comScore put the iPad’s popularity into perspective with its new Device Essentials service which reports on digital traffic by device. According to comScore’s findings, the iPad and iPad 2 make up 89 percent of tablet Internet use worldwide. That number is even larger here in the U.S. where 97 percent of tablet users are surfing the web on an iPad.Android tablets make up only 2.6 percent of the U.S. tablet web traffic. That being said, we need to take into account that the iPad was essentially the first massively popular tablet to hit stores and has sold 25 million units so far. The first Android tablet to really gain attention was the Samsung Galaxy Tab, released in November of 2010. Since then, tablets like the Motorola Xoom, released in February of this year, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, just released last week, are getting a little bit more attention, but the iPad has a big head start.AdChoices广告Still, the iPad is the most popular tablet on the market with its traffic at 95 percent or higher in twelve of the thirteen countries comScore researched. So, until an Android-based tablet is released that can compete with the iPad on its must-have popularity, the numbers will surely stay so disparate.On the other hand, comScore’s findings show that Android is doing better than Apple in the smartphone sector in the U.S. It appears that 35.6 percent of traffic from smartphones came from devices running Android, whereas the iPhone only accounted for 23.5 percent. The difference in numbers between Android and iPhone in terms of phones is not as wide, and it’s possible that iPhone could catch up with Android.If Android wants to stay in the tablet game, it needs a partner hardware manufacturer to release something hot. Perhaps the upcoming Amazon Android tablet rumored to be released in August with TI processors will help knock the iPad down a few notches?Read more at comScore, via DigitalTrendslast_img read more

Sony confirms no UMD Passport program for PS Vita in the US

first_imgSony learned its lesson about releasing a digital-games only device in the PSPgo. Retailers didn’t want to sell it as they couldn’t sell the games. Existing PSP owners didn’t want to upgrade because they couldn’t bring their old games with them.With the PS Vita, Sony threw gamers a lifeline for their PSP titles in the form of the UMD Passport program. It was touted as a way of getting your UMD-based PSP games on to the PS Vita in digital form. All it would take was a sign in to PSN and a small fee to get the same game on your Vita.With the PS Vita launch happening later this month, I’m sure more than a few gamers are already deciding which UMD games they want to have available on their Vita memory card. Well, you can stop thinking about it because for U.S. gamers at least, it is no longer going to happen.While Japanese gamers have been enjoying the UMD Passport program since December, Sony has canned the idea of bringing it West. I have to assume that no U.S. program also means no European program, meaning millions of PSP owners now have one less reason to consider an upgrade to the PS Vita.No reason has been given by Sony as to why it has decided to do this. But the message is clear: if you want to play any of your PSP games on the Vita you will have to purchase them full price. Alternatively, keep playing them on your PSP and hope it continues to function.More at Kotakulast_img read more

New panel for SCST SDLCE staff in Warangal

first_imgWarangal: The newly elected SC/ST SDLCE Employees Union has asserted that it would strive hard for the welfare of the employees. Assistant Registrar of the School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education (SDLCE) G Sarala Devi, who was the election officer, announced that the new committee was elected unanimously on Thursday.The employees, who formally met SDLCE Director Prof Guguloth Veeranna, apprised him of the newly elected members. The Director and the Assistant Registrar wished the new committee on the occasion. Also Read – CM KCR praises PRO for his books on Telangana Advertise With Us The office bearers of the SC/ST SDLCE Employees Union: President Dr Kotte Bhaskar, Vice-President Dr Sangala Ephraim Raj, General Secretary Polepaka Prathap, Joint Secretary (Organisation) Maddela Venkateshwarlu, Joint Secretary (Recreation) Akunuri Sudaiah, Treasurer Bochu Gopi, Ladies Representative P Padmavathi. The tenure of the committee is two years, according to Sarala Devi. Speaking on the occasion, Kotte Bhaskar said: “The union is committed to achieve all the justifiable benefits of the SC/ST employees.” The leaders said that they would exert pressure on Kakatiya University management to fill the backlog posts in SDLCE.last_img read more

Indulge in Luxury Shopping Festival for prizes

first_imgDLF Emporio, India’s first and finest luxury destination, is presenting the 8th edition of Luxury Shopping Festival which began on October 13 and will be on till November 8. This Festival will exhibit the impending festive season in the most luxurious way and will offer patrons a chance to win exclusive designer gifts, holiday packages and much more.Shoppers who shop for a minimum of Rs 20,000 during the festival will be entitled to participate in daily, weekly and mega lucky draws during the festival.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The mega draw winner stands a chance to win an exquisite bejeweled necklace from Rose. The highest spender of the each week will also win fabulous holiday packages to Dubai/Cape-town/NYC/Maldives by ‘One&Only Resorts’. The excitement continues as patrons win designer gifts from in-house brands daily throughout the festival.The Luxury Shopping Festival 2015 includes an exclusive pop-up store wherein the winners of Design Awards 2014-15 will get to showcase their collection for two weeks at DLF Emporio. Dinaz Madhukar, senior vice president, DLF Emporio adds, “We are happy to host the 8th edition of Luxury Shopping Festival at DLF Emporio. We look forward to welcoming all our guests to celebrate the pre-festive season with us and win while they shop at DLF Emporio.”DLF Emporio’s Luxury Shopping Festival is the place to be where so much is on offer. So go there and grab the opportunity to explore.last_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories A few weeks ago, Simon may not have gotten the chance to defend one of his former teammates. He was still learning the Cardinals’ playbook.Claimed off waivers on Sept. 14, Simon has spent much of his time on special teams. That changed last week against the New York Jets. Simon recorded four tackles, tied with D.J. Swearinger for the third-most on the team. He played 43 percent of the defensive snaps. Those 23 reps dwarfed the five combined — three at Buffalo and two against Los Angeles — he had received through his first four games with the Cardinals.“I’m getting there,” he said, referring to his comfort level with the defense. “I just really have to get comfortable just getting out there playing football again. I can get out there and run on special teams and stuff like that, but it’s different than getting out there and seeing a lot of different things going on. I mean, just you yourself, just getting your feet together, your technique and everything down pat when you go there, but I think I’m more comfortable. I know the defense. It’s just me, personally, going out there and just doing my job.”Simon found it hard to do his job in Seattle. Injuries limited him to 11 games, including one start, in his three seasons. Simon did play in all three of the Seahawks’ postseason games in 2014, registering a pass defensed against New England in the Super Bowl. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Seattle has won its last three trips to University of Phoenix Stadium.“We got that chip on our shoulder. It showed out there today in practice the way we were flying around the ball, the way we were communicating,” he said. “We can’t let them win over here.”Follow Craig Grialou on Twitter – / 33 New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) pulls in a catch as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Tharold Simon (29) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img “Those my brothers. We all had a connection,” he said of his time in Seattle, which selected him in the fifth-round (138th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. “Some of them still hit me up, text me, call me just to check up on me (to) see how I’m doing and things like that, but other than that…worry about them after the game.”Dressed now in Cardinal red, Simon did admit to looking forward to one aspect of the Sunday Night Football matchup: being on the field once again lined up opposite Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin.“He talks a lot of smack and we used to go back-and-forth at it when I was in Seattle,” Simon said.Baldwin is the Seahawks’ leading receiver which likely means “Pat(rick Peterson) is following him,” according to Simon.Still, Seattle is loaded at the receiver position. Simon named Jermaine Kearse, Tyler Lockett and Paul Richardson.“They all talented receivers, so I’m looking forward to really getting my hands on any one of them that come to my side or facing anyone. It’s going to be a fun matchup,” Simon said. “I know they’re going to have it out for me, too, especially the coaches, too. When I’m out there, I know they’re going to try to attack me and stuff like that, but I’m prepared and ready for that, though.” TEMPE, Ariz. – His teammates weren’t buying it.“Don’t lie, don’t lie,” they shouted as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Tharold Simon conducted an interview at his locker on Wednesday.“It’s like any other week,” he said, trying hard not to crack a smile. “I mean, it’s different, but I’m not going to make it bigger than what it’s supposed to be, though.”It is big because 1) it’s Seattle week and 2) for three seasons Simon wore the Seahawks’ college navy, action green and wolf gray — enemy colors around these parts. 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “He’s a really good player. I doubt at all that he’s been a factor (with the Cardinals),” Seattle head coach Pete Carroll told reporters on a conference call. “He’s a really good cover guy. He’s really big and fast and competitive. We just had a roster situation. We just had to make a move, but unfortunately, we’re playing against him. I think he’s a really good player.”The Cardinals liked Simon’s size as well. At 6-foot-3, he’s the team’s tallest player in the secondary.The Cardinals also liked, especially this week, his knowledge of the Seahawks, both offensively and defensively.“They came up to me a few times today, just asking questions of what do they try to do out of this (formation). I think it’s going to help them out a lot,” Simon said.“I can get out there and basically on defense kind of call out some of the stuff they run. I’m not going to say everything, but I can call out some of the stuff they run. They can ask me so many questions. I can give (answers) to them and (Seattle) can come out there and run something totally different, which I don’t think they will but anything can happen in a football game.”Here is what Simon, and the Cardinals, are hoping happens in Sunday’s game: that he, once again, is on the winning side of the matchup.last_img read more

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in state district court in Grand ForksA former Minister of Culture Tourism and National Orientation in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan Chief Edem Duke has declared his intention to join the next governorship race in Cross River State come 2019 Duke who was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and served as minister from 2011 to 2015 had long ago defected to the All Progressives Congress APC the platform on which he intends to run during the governorship election next year He made this declaration at his Ikot Edem Odo Ward in Akpabuyo Local Government Area on Monday He said under the current state’s administration Cross River has lost its status as “a jewel in the crown of Nigeria” He said taking Cross River to its former pride of place is what made him decide to enlist for the governorship race ahead of the 2019 general election He therefore called the people of the state to join him in restoring the state to its glorious past “It is therefore important for us to put in place an agenda for the restoration of our paradise We must restore this paradise Cross River used to be the tourism destination of Nigeria That is why it is important for men and women of goodwill to stand together when we have seen that unless we salvage our today there is no guarantee of a tomorrow for us” “I have pledged myself to be a steward for the people of Cross River State And I want to assure Cross Riverians that this is a major assignment that we must achieve If the state progresses that progress trickles down to everyone” “The most important thing is to restore the love the bonding and the unity and harmony that used to be the hallmark of Cross River State The agenda for me as an aspirant is the restoration of what the world used to know as the paradise of Nigeria It is the restoration of what used to be the jewel in the crown of Nigeria It is to restore what God has endowed us with our tourism sites and natural endowments” “When you talk of Cross River State the first thing that resonates in your mind is the beauty and blessing of God that nature has endowed us with It is our hills it is our riverside it is our vegetation it is our people it is our history it is our culture it is our heritage it is the love that binds us together it is the critical dynamism of our youths who commit themselves in the search for livelihood it is for our elders who often times are never given attention in political calculations” he said with voters enthusiastic about her debate performance and her 11-hour marathon testimony in the Benghazi hearings last month. This isn’t the first time the pancake giant has messed with perfection. pleaded guilty on Wednesday in district court in Minot to promoting obscenity to a minor and possession of child pornography, After journeying into the past to witness a legendary sword fight between Ned and Ser Arthur Dayne. Joe was named the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Even so,上海龙凤论坛Ciara, made it to the riverbank shortly after the 2:50 a. remarkably able to carry on a conversation as he applies paint, Bello, Dr.
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