College hosting run for a good cause

first_imgThis year’s race will feature three different events for racers to participate in. The first is a 10 km run road race, available for those 17 years of age and older. There will also be a 5 km walk or run race available to anyone interested in that distance, and finally, a 1 km race for participants 10 years old and under.The event is fundraising for a great cause, as proceeds will go towards the IronTeam 2012 COPS for Cancer.Registration for the event will be held the day of the race at 9 a.m., with racers starting their journeys at 10 a.m.- Advertisement -Fees to take part in the day’s event include $10 for anyone 19 or older, and only $5 for those 18 and younger.For more information about the race, contact either Barb or Floyd at 250-787-0977 or email read more


first_imgHello, I’m Áine. I’m 26, Donegal born and bred and a first time mum to my 7 month old daughter Ava – I’ve been living in London for the past 4 years, working as a Diagnostic Radiographer in a major trauma centre. I love adventuring & dislike negativity! I have a fear of the gym & a fondness of chocolate. Being a mum is the hardest, but most rewarding job I have ever done. This fortnightly column will be an account of my experiences so far.My highs and lows, some tips and tricks, and an honest overview of my life as a first time mum.Unfortunately, parenting doesn’t have a job description and there is no right or wrong way to do it.  I am no expert, but I hope you can relate, in some way, to what I write.The following are a few points that I believe will make your pregnancy a happy one. Don’t worry yourself:We all learn about the birds and the bees, but no one ever teaches you about pregnancy. What do you do when you find out? What are the stages? What do I need to know? Your mind will be overloaded with questions, feelings and worries.I got great comfort from online articles and mum blogs. Especially in the early stages when it was all still a secret between my partner and I. By all means read them but try not to become too obsessed with what you read. You will drive yourself crazy.You’ll find yourself on Google every other day. We’re all guilty of consulting Dr Google. I was the worst culprit for this and would then spend days worrying something serious was wrong. If you’re genuinely worried, speak to your GP or midwife.They know best. Sometimes things happen slightly differently than anticipated. Symptoms vary, gestation periods vary, and no two pregnancies are the same. This doesn’t always mean something is wrong so sit back and relax! Don’t let it change you:Being pregnant for the first time is a daunting experience. From the minute I found out, I started questioning all the normal things I use to do. Will people think I’m irresponsible if I stay out late with friends? Will people frown at me eating this triple chocolate cake? Can I still go on that holiday? Yes, your little one is your priority now, however, don’t let it change who you are or what you’d normally do.Do not worry what other people think. This is your pregnancy. People are always going to judge or have different opinions about what you should be doing. As long as you are responsible and safe in what you choose to do, why stop having fun?Document the journey:I’m definitely not the most organised person, and the thought of keeping a pregnancy diary seemed like too much work at first. But I’m so glad I did it. Pregnancy comes with a lot of randomness. Dreams, cravings, moods, the list goes on. You will forget bits so write them all down. You’ll get a good laugh out of them in years to come. Also, get yourself in front of that mirror and start taking bump photos.I cringed every time I went to do this. I didn’t notice the weekly differences but when you have them all together it will fill you with pride.A piece of advice: Save these photos onto a desktop or private folder before you go to Boots to get photos printed off your phone. To me these photos were cute, but I don’t think the passing public appreciated them as much as they were accidently enlarged onto the printing screenTreat Yourself:You may be glowing on the outside but between morning sickness, heartburn, swollen ankles and a tight stomach you’ll need some pick me ups along the way. Pedicures, pre-natal massages and eating out with friends were some of my favourites. Go shopping! There’s nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable and frumpy when you are pregnant. With the right clothes you can look and feel like that sexy mum-to-be that you are. New Look, H&M and Topshop were my go to shops when pregnant. Yes, this all costs money. You will be more conscious about money during pregnancy than you ever have been. Don’t let that stop you.  It’s important you don’t forget about yourself through this journey. A happy mum = A happy baby after all.Enjoy it!!Pregnancy is such a unique experience and an emotional roller coaster. Just remember to enjoy each moment as much as you can. Don’t be too tough on yourself. Every day of pregnancy won’t be glorious and that’s okay. Embrace any emotion you feel at the time, and be ok with having both good days and bad days.Take this opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy some ‘you time’. It may not feel like it, but time will fly and your bundle of joy will be here before you know it.Thanks for reading. Now, go and book yourself a treat!Happy pregnancy!Áine xDD FAMILY: ‘BABY STEPS WITH ÁINE’ – A GUIDE TO BEING A NEW MUM was last modified: April 1st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Áine LaffertyBaby BlogdonegalGuideLondonmumTipslast_img read more

Stern retains show’s tapes in CBS lawsuit settlement

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2CBS spokesman Dana McClintock declined to make any further comment, and Stern’s agent, Don Buchwald, did not immediately return a call about the settlement. CBS Radio sued Stern in February, the latest salvo in an escalating battle between the corporation and its former star employee. The company claimed Stern had violated his contract by improperly using his airtime on CBS stations to promote his January 2006 move to Sirius. Stern “misappropriated millions of dollars’ worth of CBS Radio air time for his own financial benefit,” the 43-page lawsuit charged. Stern also discussed his plans with Sirius without disclosing them to CBS, as required by his contract, the lawsuit said. Stern angrily responded by attacking CBS chief executive officer Les Moonves. The shock jock, in an appearance with David Letterman on “The Late Show,” wore an “I Hate Les Moonves” T-shirt decorated with the executive’s face. NEW YORK – Shock jock Howard Stern regained control of the master tapes from the last 20 years of his terrestrial radio program in a Friday settlement of the contentious lawsuit brought by his former bosses at CBS Radio. Stern’s new employer, Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., agreed to pay $2 million to CBS Radio, CBS Corp.’s large radio subsidiary, in return for the rights to the classic recordings, according to a statement released by both sides. “As part of the settlement, CBS Radio will receive payments relating to the conveyance of its rights in the recordings of `The Howard Stern Show,”‘ the statement read. “Sirius, for its part, will make a total payment of $2 million related to this conveyance.” The remaining details of the settlement remained confidential, according to the statement. “I believe you are working for one of the biggest jerks on the planet,” Stern told Letterman, whose show airs on CBS. “Les Moonves is a bully.” Stern, 50, was the anchor of CBS’ radio division with his nationally syndicated morning show until he bolted for satellite radio in January under a five-year, $500 million contract. Lawyers on both sides confirmed the settlement Wednesday. During the last months of his terrestrial radio show, Stern battled constantly with his bosses and was suspended for a day over his alleged promotion of Sirius. Shares of CBS fell 10 cents, to $26.20, while shares of Sirius fell 4 cents, to $4.18, on the New York Stock Exchange.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_imgDDTV: Donegal Ladies manager Davy McLaughlin is optimistic that star forward Geraldine McLaughlin will be fit for his side’s crucial clash with Armagh on Sunday.Donegal face their Ulster rivals in the All-Ireland quarter-final at Clones but have been sweating on the fitness of McLaughlin since last weekend. She sustained a knee injury while playing for her club Termon in the Donegal Ladies Championship against St Eunan’s last Sunday.Davy McLaughlin believes she has injured her kneecap and she hasn’t trained all week but he says that’s precautionary and she should be ready to go come Sunday.To hear the full interview by Charlie Collins and Donegal TV simply click play on the video above.DDTV: DAVY MCLAUGHLIN – ‘WE’RE OPTIMISTIC GERALDINE WILL BE OK FOR THE WEEKEND’ was last modified: August 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsSportlast_img read more

Gareth Southgate takes swipe at English media over ‘leaked’ Panama team

first_imgThe notes appeared to show the Three Lions, who kicked off their World Cup campaign with victory over Tunisia, are preparing to start Ruben Loftus-Cheek in place of the injured Dele Alli and pair Marcus Rashford alongside captain Harry Kane in attack at the expense of Raheem Sterling. 1 Gareth Southgate has told the English media to decide whether they want to help or hinder the England team after the XI to face Panama was ‘leaked’.The England manager’s assistant Steve Holland was pictured holding training notes at a session in Repino on Thursday ahead of the second Group G clash. England boss Gareth Southgate conducts a training session England team for Panama #WorldCup clash ‘leaked in training notes’— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) June 21, 2018Speaking to talkSPORT on Friday, Southgate insisted it was NOT the team to face Panama written down on Holland’s pad but issued a rebuke to the media for publishing the photographs.He said: “There is a squad of 23 names on the sheet. The next sheet has different players in different positions because we swap people in and swap people out.“The stories are then run as they are. For me, it’s no drama.“Obviously any time, if we were to give the opposition the opportunity of having our team it’s a disadvantage to us so of course our media has to decide whether they want to help the team or not. But given that it was just a squad list, it doesn’t really make any difference to us really.”Southgate went on to reveal he had not yet named his team for Sunday’s match, live on talkSPORT.Dele Alli is major a doubt due to a thigh problem, although he has been progressing well and has not been completely ruled out of selection.talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

Mbeki condemns attacks

first_imgTamara O’ReillyCalling the events of the last two weeks “an absolute disgrace”, President Thabo Mbeki has publicly condemned the recent spate of violent attacks on foreigners by South Africans.Speaking to the nation via a radio and television broadcast on Sunday 25 May – it also being Africa Day or the day when the African Union was formed – Mbeki said the nation should mark the day with their heads bowed.“Never since the birth of our democracy, have we witnessed such callousness. As part of the reflection that Africa Day requires of all of us, we must acknowledge the events of the past two weeks as an absolute disgrace.”Attacks on foreigners have gained momentum since they began two weeks ago, starting in Johannesburg and spreading to Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Cape Town. Media reports around the world have featured shocking images of violence against foreigners, including cold-blooded acts of murder, brutal assault, looting and destruction of their property.Attackers are claiming that foreigners provide cheap labour, robbing South Africans of jobs and that they are responsible for crime. But whatever the reasons, says Mbeki, these attacks are unacceptable and senseless. “Whatever concerns exist, including those about housing, jobs and so on, these can and must be addressed in a manner that is consistent with the dignified, humane and caring characteristics that define the majority of our people – not through criminal means. They must be addressed through the structures of our democratic system.”According to police reports, so far 50 foreigners have been killed, about 35 000 have been displaced and thousands who are here legally, illegally or as asylum seekers are leaving the country. It is believed that about three million foreigners live in South Africa.The president’s broadcast came amid accusations from political leaders and analysts that Mbeki has not done enough to deal with the attacks. “It was a very good speech but belated,” said analyst Sipho Seepe of the South African Institute of Race Relations on public radio SABC on Monday. “The challenge is not about condemnation it’s about taking steps immediately when there is mayhem in the country.”Last week Mbeki called in the South African National Defence Force to quell the outbreak of violence in provinces around the country and citizens and various organisations have rallied together to provide shelter and food for those displaced by the attacks. Mbeki added that although these attacks taint the country’s image, not all South Africans should be painted with the same brush.“Many of our people, black and white, have come out to condemn this barbarity, offering food, shelter and clothing to those affected,” said Mbeki. “We commend and thank all these patriots and appeal to them to continue their good work, to reject and isolate the criminals in our midst and extend a hand of friendship to our foreign guests who are nothing more than our fellow human beings.”Mbeki said that South Africans should not forget that the county’s democracy was achieved through support from other African countries. “We must never forget that our economy was built by the combined labour of Africans drawn from all countries of our region, many of whom died in our mines together with their fellow South African workers.“Neither should we forget that many people from other African countries helped to build our liberation movement, while many in our region died because of apartheid aggression as they supported us in the struggle to defeat apartheid.”Tutu apologises for inhumanityArchbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu, well known as an outspoken champion of human rights, last week expressed his sorrow over the violence. “I want to apologise, to ask for forgiveness on behalf of our people,” said Tutu. “I am deeply, deeply sorry. I want to apologise that we could be so inhuman. Please, please, I call on our people, don’t let us dehumanise ourselves. We are acting contrary to our best nature. We are acting contrary to those we should be showing gratitude to who helped us become what we are, a free nation.”Kgalema Motlanthe, Member of Parliament and deputy president of the ruling African National Congress, told local and international journalists and media players at the International Media Forum that the ANC unequivocally condemns such acts.“It becomes the natural obligation of all South Africans to condemn these barbaric acts and we call on all South Africans to take a stand against such acts and condemn them as hate crimes,” said Mothlante. “They can only take our society backwards … these attacks across our townships are not only an attack on foreigners, but an attack on the values of our civil society. We call on all our leaders to unite to call a halt to these senseless attacks.”Useful linksSouth African Government InformationBua NewsRelated articlesTutu condemns attacks Hate violence must end: Mbekilast_img read more

South African firm wins Airbus A400M contract

first_img18 November 2013European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has contracted South African aerospace company Aerosud to produce the fuselage linings, cockpit linings, galleys and wing tips for the full lifespan of its A400M military transport aircraft programme.According to IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly, Aerosud – which also supplies parts for Airbus’s A320 family of aircraft and A350XWB long-haul airliner – won the contract in open tender against a number of bidders from other countries.Airbus delivered the first of a batch of 50 A400M military transport planes to the French Air Force in October. South Africa is one of a number countries working on the A400M programme.“I am happy to re-affirm Airbus’ commitment to South Africa and its aerospace industry,” Airbus vice-president for international co-operation Simon Ward said at a media briefing to announce the contract in Pretoria on Friday.“Today Airbus-related work is the main contributor to the sector by value, and probably by volume in terms of the sheer number of parts manufactured here for our programmes. We have contracted work with local industry worth about R4-billion. Last year alone, the value of Airbus-related manufacturing in South Africa was worth around R350-million.”Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, also speaking at Friday’s briefing, said the awarding of the contract demonstrated South Africa’s capacity for advanced manufacturing, and indicated growing international confidence in the country’s aerospace industry.“The aerospace industry is a strategic one, one characterised by significant levels of value-addition and technology intensity,” Davies said. “Because the global industry is heavily concentrated with complex supply chains in which suppliers have to meet the highest global standards, it is safe to state that it’s not a small achievement for a South African company to have become part of this supply chain.”Davies said the contract would provide sustained work, high-tech jobs and export revenues for South Africa, adding that successful military transport aircraft programmes tended historically to run for over 50 years.Aerosud has benefited from the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI’s) Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI), which helps local aerospace companies to meet international standards, develop and commercialise new technologies, and gain international exposure.Davies said the DTI had, through the AISI and the National Aerospace Centre programme, provided industry investment and skills development support worth R27-million to 169 organizations in 2012.He added that Aerosud had shown how a close working relationship between the government and business was possible and sometimes necessary for companies to succeed in a highly competitive global marketplace.“The lessons from this success should and must be used to support other companies, including black-owned companies, as part of government’s overall efforts to transform the economy and support black economic empowerment.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Get Your Mitts On GridIron Flow 1.0, A Stunning Workflow Manager

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… But for managing the projects that actually used the workflow you just created, Flow was limited to purely individual use, since it had no robust method for sharing a workflow map among a team.Enter “Share Maps“, the most expansive addition to Flow’s public debut. The new feature makes room for creating a workflow group that can all have access to the same map. In addition to enabling real collaborative workflow creation in Flow for the first time, Share Maps means project managers can now join in. That’s sure to make it something more friendly to enterprise use. The next integration should place Flow one step closer to becoming an essential utility for designers during their work. An Adobe CS4 Flash Panel now included in the package allows users to access their workflow maps directly inside Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or Flash. GridIron Flow can be bought through the site for $299 per single license or $399 for three. 1.0 also now supports both PCs and Macs, and there is a free trial as well for those who are still curious to give it spin. steven walling Related Posts Tags:#enterprise 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair GridIron Software has finally brought Flow, its visual workflow manager, out of public beta. This first stable version available for purchase ups the ante by allowing groups to collaborate on a workflow via the Share Maps feature, as well as adding direct access to Flow from within Adobe applications. Flow was created with the help of visual designer Mark Coleran, who is known for his work on films such as The World Is Not Enough and the Bourne series. Though it’s aimed squarely at creative professionals, Flow is probably the most advanced workflow manager out there, and is well worth a closer look by almost anyone. During its public beta, Flow was already being hailed as a cutting edge way to organize workflows. On top of the slick interface for creating a workflow map, features such as automatic time tracking, visual search and versioning made it something of a designers dream. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

The Many Different Ways to Use the Crop Effect in Premiere Pro

first_imgAdding the Crop Effect to a ClipAdding the crop effect is as simple as dragging “Crop” from the Effects panel onto your clip. From there, you’ll have the ability to add the crop using the Left, Right, Top, and Bottom parameters. These parameters are also animatable, so if you want a crop to creep in, you can set some keyframes to slip a crop into your clip.If you’re looking for more precision, there’s a more customizable way to do it. Create an adjustment layer and place it over your clip. Add the Crop Effect to the adjustment layer and perform your cropping from there. This gives you a lot more control over the placement of your clip. You can adjust the placement of your clip with the position tools to use in conjunction with the crop tool.Adding a Cinematic TouchSo, to start, you can use the crop tool to add the classic cinematic widescreen bars to the top and bottom of your image. This’ll give you that letterbox, widescreen feel. To apply this effect to your entire edit, add an adjustment layer first, then move the clips around, fitting the new aspect ratio however you like.Use the Effect with TextThe crop tool can be an extremely stylish way to animate your text. All you need to do is apply the effect to your title and change the position, set your keyframes, and reveal the text at whatever speed fits the current style you’re trying to convey. It’s a fast way to add a touch of production value and flare to your project, if you want to add some movement to your titles and text.Create a Split ScreenThe next obvious effect you can throw on is the split screen. This is as simple as placing two clips on top of each other, then going over to the Effects Control Panel and moving the clip’s position, accordingly, to fit the center of the frame for each shot. If you want to move the clip over in a smooth way, right-click on the keyframe, hit “Temporal Interpolation,” and hit “Ease In” or “Ease Out.” This’ll smooth out the overall animation.Add Spicy TransitionsThe crop tool can turn your transitions into fun, fast-moving movements with a couple of simple keyframe placements. First, make sure the upcoming clip is atop the tail end of your current clip. Then, add the crop effect to both clips. For the bottom clip, enable the zoom (in the crop effect), then raise the bottom by about fifteen percent, with your keyframes set toward the end of the clip. This’ll stretch out the video downwards. Then, for the top clip, animate the bottom from one-hundred percent to zero percent. This’ll bring the clip down, following the first clip.Reveal Your EffectsSo, this effect is perfect for anybody doing breakdowns of their color grades, effects, shot compositions, or any type of tutorial-based instruction. Basically, however many effects you have applied to your clip, you’ll duplicate the clip X number of times. So, if you have four effects, you’ll make four new clips, and they’ll have all the effects applied to them. Then, take one effect off each clip, starting from the top. Your original clip should have no effects applied. Apply the crop effect to each clip and animate any property from one-hundred to zero, which will cause it to reveal itself. Finally, copy and duplicate the setting on each clip, and trim it down so your timeline looks like a staircase. This’ll  slowly reveal all of the effects you’ve applied.Unfortunately, the Crop tool will only allow you to create a reveal with either a straight vertical or horizontal line. If you want to add a diagonal reveal, that’s where you’ll be having to work with masks within Premiere or After Effects.Blending Clips TogetherIf you’re looking to blend multiple shots that have been shot in the same placement, the crop tool is where you’ll bring them all together. Just take your multiple shots and place them on top of each other in your timeline. Apply the crop effect to all of them. From there, all you have to do is just crop each individual layer into the sections that they need to display, and add a feather to the edge (inside the crop tool), so they blend together nicely. For more info about how to shoot this style of video, check out Jason Boone’s video about the crop tool.This post was originally published in June, 2018. It has been updated to reflect changes in the industry.Cover image via for more Premiere Pro tips? Check these out:How to Use Light Leaks to Create Text Reveals in PremiereHow to Export Illustrator Icons to Use in After Effects and Premiere ProHow to Use the Free GoPro VR Effects in Premiere ProHow to Create Digital Zooms with 4K Footage in Premiere ProNew 360 Video effects in After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2018 Here are six ways the crop effect in Adobe Premiere Pro will improve your filmmaking workflow — and yield more satisfying results.If you want to be proficient in Adobe Premiere, you’ve got to familiarize yourself with the key effects you’ll be using every day. One of these effects is the crop tool — an extremely important tool in a video editor’s toolkit.In this video, demonstrates the many ways this simple tool can help you play with multiple images at once, give your video a more cinematic feel, and enhance the flow of your video. Let’s take a look.last_img read more

Ateneo rips NU

first_imgMOST READ Lyceum targets finals berth BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Earlier, Adamson got back on the winning track after surviving a gritty challenge from University of the East, 66-57, to solidify its hold of third spot with a 6-3 record.The victory augurs well for the Falcons as they brace for a crucial clash with La Salle on Saturday, even as the Warriors saw their two-game winning run halted for a 2-7 record.“As you can see, it was a dogfight,” said Adamson coach Franz Pumaren. “It was really a struggle. It’s a good thing that we made some important stops in the end.”ADVERTISEMENT Ateneo didn’t look like it was in a rush to put away National U last Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img But the pacesetting Blue Eagles’ latest victory in UAAP Season 80 took on a familiar theme: A close game for three quarters, before they methodically picked apart another opponent down the stretch.Thirdy Ravena fired 12 of his 15 points in the second half and the Eagles held the Bulldogs to just seven points in the final period on the way to an 85-72 victory that assured Ateneo of at least a playoff for a Final Four berth at Mall of Asia Arena.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 shutoutMatt Nieto and Jolo Mendoza combined for 20 points, including five treys for the Eagles, who trailed at the end of the first half, 45-48, for the first time this season before making the Bulldogs bleed for their points in the last two quarters.The win lifted the Eagles to 9-0, while sending the Bulldogs to their sixth loss in nine games, putting their Final Four hopes in peril. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more