first_imgIt was a solid start to the game for Team B.C., as two linemates who played stellar games against Team Saskatchewan in the opening game, picked up right where they left off. Sarah Potomak scored for Team B.C. at 5:30 providing the home team an early 1-0 lead over the champs. The lone assist on Potomak’s goal, her third of the tournament, was given to Lauren Spring, who has now earned four assists in two games. However, as the period progressed, Team B.C. found themselves taking numerous trips to the penalty box, which Team Ontario Red took advantage of.- Advertisement – Back-to-back hooking and holding calls allowed the defending champs to score twice with the man advantage. Nicole Martindale scored for Ontario Red at 8:56 to tie the game at 1-1, which was followed by a marker off the stick of Emma Woods, who scored what would turn out to be the game-winning-goal at 10:44. Following a scoreless second, the third and final goal was scored by Team Ontario Red, as Sydney McKibbon scored a third power play marker for the Ontario team for a final score of 3-1. It was a busy night for B.C.’s starting goaltender Hayley Dowling, who faced thirty shots on the night, compared to the 17 faced by Ontario Red’s Kassidy Sauve.Advertisement Dowling’s performance in net earned her Player of the Game honours Tea B.C., while Player of the Game for Ontario Red was Alexandra Moore. On Friday, both teams are back on the ice, as Team Ontario Red will take on Team Saskatchewan at 4 p.m. MT, while B.C. will face Team Atlantic at 7 p.m. MT. Friday’s games will be the final preliminary games on the schedule. Tournament playoffs will begin Saturday, with the finals being played Sunday.last_img read more

first_imgTests on the levels of asbestos at Government Buildings in Letterkenny could be known today.Asbestos was found in the office in Letterkenny.The offices, located on the High Road, have been closed since last week.Around 30 employees have refused to return to the offices in recent days because of claims that asbestos is in the building. The Department of Social Protection has carried out two tests on the building and say there were low levels of asbestos found.However, more intensive tests were carried out on Thursday evening last.The results of those tests could be made known today.The displaced workers have been relocated to other Government Department offices in the town.   ASBESTOS RESULTS ON GOVERNMENT BUILDING COULD BE KNOWN TODAY was last modified: February 23rd, 2015 by StephenShare 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:AsbestosGovernment Buildingsletterkennylast_img read more

first_img Millikan 19, Jordan 9 Downey 36, Cypress 17 Servite 33, Lynwood 7 Paramount 26, Verbum Dei 14 Los Altos 35, Warren 10 Bellflower 58, Cerritos 13 Aquinas 48, Mary Star 7 St. Anthony 49, Ribet Academy 6 Calvary Chapel Downey 35, Capistrano Valley Christian 0 St. Paul 22, Banning 0 Leuzinger 20, Carson 13 Narbonne 38, North Torrance 16 San Pedro 28, Locke 21 Huntington Park 41, Murphy 0 Bell 41, South East 3 Garfield 26, South Gate 21 Today Avalon at Thacher, 2 p.m. Brethren Christian at Campbell Hall, 2:30 p.m. FRIDAY PHENOMS Passing Steven Kruid, Valley Christian: 8 of 10, 148 yards, 5 TDs Ronnie Goforth, Mayfair: 11 of 16, 220 yards, 4 TDs Kyle Kazarian, Wilson: 15 of 22, 207 yards, 3 TDs Rushing Aaron Ball, Cabrillo: 34 carries 228 yards, 3 TDs Jeremy Avery, Bellflower: 19 carries, 219 yards, 2 TDs O’Neal Boatner, Compton: 12 carries, 188 yards, 3 TDs Michael Nuno, Calvary Chapel Downey: 31 carries, 171 yards, 2 TDs Johnny Villaverde, Bell: 13 carries, 166 yards, 3 TDs Sidney Gonzalez, St. Anthony: 20 carries, 177 yards Cory Norman, Mayfair: 15 carries, 134 yards, 2 TDs Silvino Sanchez, Calvary Chapel Downey: 6 carries, 126 yards, TD Jason Chang, Valley Christian: 14 carries, 113 yards, TD Devin Carter, San Pedro: 21 carries, 86 yards, 3 TDs Elijah Wesson, Dominguez: 12 carries, 109 yards Receiving Shea Struiksma, Valley Christian: 6 receptions, 103 yards, 4 TDs Alterraun Verner, Mayfair: 7 receptions, 115 yards, 3 TDs (plus 1 rushing) Other Steven Roman, Artesia: 261 total yards, 4 TDs @tagline:For next week’s complete schedule, please see B7 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Week 4 Football scores Friday’s results AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Lakewood 34, Cabrillo 30 Compton 41, Wilson 21 Valencia 30, St. John Bosco 3 La Mirada 50, Norwalk 14 Valley Christian 41, Montclair Prep 14 center_img Dominguez 39, Poly 37 (OT) Mayfair 49, Artesia 42 last_img read more

first_img(Image: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.)MEDIA CONTACTS• Soweto Food Festivalinfo@sowetofoodfestival.co.zamarketing@sowetofoodfestival.co.za• Adilia TeixeiraChannel Managed PRTel: +27 (0)11 327 5802Mobile: +27 (0)72 398 2525Email: adilia@channelmpr.co.za• Refiloe Mataboge+27 (0)72 622 0782• Mavis Mataboge+27 (0)72 458 6696• South African Chefs AssociationGraham Donet+27 11 482 7250USEFUL LINKS• Soweto Food Festival • South African Chefs Association• SowetoWilma den HartighThe first-ever Soweto Food Festival is set to celebrate Africa’s food heritage by showcasing both traditional ekasi cuisine – township food – and food from elsewhere on the continent, and will also introduce international cooking to the people of Soweto.“We would like to put township food on the map and bring international food to the township,” said Refiloe Mataboge, organiser of the festival, which will be held from 1 to 4 October 2009. She said people who don’t usually eat township food can sample it, and township residents who have not been exposed to foods from other parts of the world will have an opportunity to taste foreign dishes.According to Graham Donet, general manager of the South African Chefs Association (Saca), there are a number of misconceptions about indigenous South African food.“Traditional African cuisine is extremely varied and most people have not been exposed to its full scope,” he said. “We want to get away from the mopani worms that have been marketed for shock value and show people what wholesome tasty indigenous food is like.”Why township food?Sisters Refiloe and Mavis Mataboge identified the need for a food festival when they noticed that more people were moving back to Soweto. It seemed that the township’s food, the lively atmosphere and culture was a big drawcard.“We realised that there is no one fully capturing and telling the story of township cuisine and this is what we are setting out to do,” Mataboge explained.In recent years there has been growing interest in Soweto’s food establishments. Donet said this trend is encouraging because it shows that indigenous food is growing in popularity. The next goal is to see more South Africans choose township food establishments for a good night out.“What we want is people from other suburbs and areas in South Africa to also experience this and make the trip to Soweto to experience its vibrant culture,” he said.Food has a significant role in making cultures more accessible, according to Mokgadi Itsweng (PDF), head chef and owner of Black Sage, a catering company that specialises in contemporary African cuisine. In South Africa, food has been a main catalyst in making the townships more trendy.“There is a great need in society to learn about other cultures, and food is one of the easiest ways to do this,” Itsweng said.Mataboge said more restaurants and hotels are showing interest in serving traditional food as part of mainstream cuisine. “We believe that a great number of chefs are making an effort and we hope that through the Soweto Food Festival we can support them.”The origins of indigenous SA foodItsweng explained that South Africa’s food history is rooted in the country’s diverse population. Immigrants, settlers and migrant labourers brought much of today’s popular cuisine ideas, ingredients and food preparation techniques to the country.She believes that foreigners who made South Africa their home many years ago made a valuable contribution to food, spices and fresh produce diversity in the country. Immigrants brought with them the ingredients they needed to prepare their dishes, or adapted their dishes to the ingredients they found here. The ordinary orange carrot, for example, was brought into the region by the French Huguenots, and has now become widespread.Indian and Malaysian influences mean spicy dishes such as curry, bobotie and samoosas are now of South Africa’s food heritage.Even township food has incorporated external influences, and Itsweng believes that this diversity is what gives it such a wide appeal.“It is a merger between what is known as ‘western’ and ‘traditional African’ cuisine,” she said. Popular dishes such as pasta salads are a western influence, while atchar is uniquely South African.Food indigenous to the African continent also hasn’t remained unchanged. “Food is dynamic and always evolving,” she said. A common dish like morogo, made from indigenous spinach, has developed and now similar leafy crops from countries such as Zimbabwe, Kenya and Ghana are also consumed in South Africa.Itsweng has noticed that nowadays even township food has a healthy twist: “Food is cooked in less oil, olive oil is used and there is less deep frying,” she said. Salads and side dishes are also often stir fried or steamed.On offer at the festivalIt is South Africa’s food diversity that gives the Soweto Food Festival its significance. Numerous South African chefs will be preparing a variety of dishes ranging from everyday township food, to more daring local, African and international dishes. Itsweng is one of the chefs who will be preparing signature dishes at the festival.Saca will be running an interactive chef’s kitchen where top Soweto chefs such as Kabelo Segone will give demonstrations on township and worldwide cuisine. Audiences can also pick up tips on knife skills, new food preparation techniques as well as food trends.The practical food demonstrations will offer ideas to prepare tasty meals at home. Although many South Africans have been affected by the economic downturn, food remains an important part of everyday life.“We still celebrate with food, perhaps on a tighter budget, but it brings families and friends together,” Mataboge said.Township stokvels (informal savings clubs), catering companies and restaurants will also showcase their cooking talent. Traditional food will be on offer from many of South Africa’s cultural groups – Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana, Swazi and Venda.Some of South Africa’s food favourites such as magwenya or vetkoek (a large yeast dumpling fried in oil), kota/sephatlo or bunny chow (a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with curry) will also be available.Embassies in South Africa have been invited to bring their countries’ food to the festival and there will be wine tasting, whisky tasting and a beer garden. There will also be an area dedicated to learning about organic vegetable growing, health, nutrition and budgeting around grocery shopping.New trends in traditional foodDonet hopes that South Africa’s township economy will benefit as indigenous and township food becomes more widely accepted. Celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver (PDF) have recently placed the food industry on the map and as a result many young people are seeing hospitality and catering as a worthwhile career.“This event shows that there is a growing market for South Africa’s indigenous food and that people’s tastes and food preferences are becoming more sophisticated,” Donet said. Bringing more people to Soweto will also contribute to changing negative perceptions of townships in South Africa.“I would like to see people from north, west, east, south and west Johannesburg travel to township restaurants to enjoy a meal and experience more flavours and cultures.”The Soweto Food Festival takes place from 1 to 4 October at the Hyundai Stadium in Pimville. Tickets will be available at the entrance and cost R35 for adults and R10 for children. Visit www.sowetofoodfestival.co.za for more information.Do you have queries or comments about this article? 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first_imgOften lost amongst the smart cities media hype are clearly defined entry points that local leaders can target when beginning to transform their metropolis into a smart city.Thankfully, Tech Republic recently interviewed several industry experts for their views on how urban leaders can begin the journey toward smart city-dom.One key focus is to develop smart initiatives that not only solve urban challenges but get citizens in on the action too.“Find a point that takes citizen interest first, but can impact many people in a city and get visibility and become a symbol of a smart city,” said TM Forum’s Carl Piva. “Ask, ‘What can I do to make my city more equitable, more inclusive or to simply create a dialogue with the people who live there?’”A successful example of this is the city of Boston’s mobile app that enables citizens to report problems or needed repairs by sending their photograph of the issue to the city. Not only does this empower residents to participate in improving the city, but sparks citizen dialogues around trends and recurring needs.Another early smart city strategy is for planners to highlight a solid return on investment (ROI) that a technology-driven project will generate.A case in point is Los Angeles’ conversion of 215,000 streetlights to LED smart lights which generates $9 million in utility savings annually. That the lights will pay for themselves in six years provides clear ROI evidence to convince skeptical city stakeholders that future smart projects promise tangible benefits.“That streetlight is everywhere in your city and it’s got power to it and you can do so many things with it, now and in the future, if you think big first,” said Smart Cities Council chairman Jesse Berst.Harnessing the massive flows of data generated by smart cities is another entry point for urban transformation. Especially if that information is not only used to improve the city, but also for engaging the public through open data initiatives.New tech means fewer 911 callsThe decision by Albuquerque, N.M.to make certain data openly available to citizens resulted in 422,000 fewer calls to 311. Berst says the power of open data not only cut costs but improved city interactions in other interesting ways.“As a city, you save money on Freedom for Information requests, and you create this data repository that your departments can start using and your citizens can start using and your hackers and developers can start using to build great things,” he said.Lastly, the ability for smart city innovations to tackle government silos is a critical selling point for transforming a city’s technology infrastructure.“It’s very important to not build a siloed infrastructure,” said Cisco’s managing director of Smart+Connected Communities Munish Khetrapal. “The day you build a siloed infrastructure you’ve wasted 30% of the dollars taxpayers are spending.”Smart city platforms are effective in breaking city staff out of vertical silos through interdepartmental data sharing. As well, the new technology fostering horizontal collaborations between unexpected city actors and the elimination of duplicated services. Related Posts How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic …center_img Tags:#Cisco#Internet of Things#IoT#Smart Cities#smart city#TM Forum Donal Power Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Citieslast_img read more

first_imgDiscover how to create title templates in Premiere Pro to save time in post and create design consistency between projects!  In this post we share tips for creating unique title styles and saving them as templates in Premiere.So, you’ve gone out of your way to create that drop-dead gorgeous text that’s got the ‘wow factor’.  Now you’d like to use the same text style for a series of lower thirds for your project.  What are the options that will save you time in this project…and future Premiere Pro projects?Titles Created in Premiere Pro (check out this stylized and gaudy example!)Title Based on Current TitleIf you try to reuse a title in your timeline and make any changes, those changes will affect every instance of that title in the timeline, so in a way every title is a ‘one shot’ event. However, most editors require there to be continuity between titles in any production and with this in mind Premiere Pro has a simple button at the top of the title creation window that allows you to create a new title based on the current title.New Title Based on Current TitleYou can also get this option through the title option in the menu bar:New Title Based on Title MenuSelecting this option will bring up the new title naming box and create a new title icon in your project panel with the name you give it. The new title will look exactly the same as the old one, but any changes you make will be to the new title only leaving the old title unchanged. This is a fast way of making multiple titles that all use the same parameters for the text and formatting with ease.  However, unless you export the title it is restricted to your present project only.Creating a New Text StyleHowever, sometimes the title style you have created is so good that you want to use it in multiple ways…not just in the present project but potentially in many other projects. For this, it is wise to create a new ‘Title Style’ which will appear at the bottom of the title styles in your title creation window.The Title Styles PanelTo create a new style simple select the element that you want to use to create the style (in this case the text but it could be any item in the title such as a coloured bar under the text for a lower third) and then go to the panel menu for the title styles panel. Click the little icon in the top right of the panel ( a series of lines with a little down arrow to the left) and from the menu that appears select ‘New Style…’.Menu Options in the Title Styles Panel MenuOnce selected, a ‘New Style’ naming box will appear with details of the font that you used to create the style as a default name. At this point it is important to use a name that means something to you so that you know what it is and why you created it!Once you’ve named it and clicked OK, the new title style will appear at the bottom of the title styles panel and when you hover over it you will see the name you gave it.New Title Style With New NameOK, so now that you’ve created your style you are free to start having a look at how all the other title styles look in your project, knowing that with the click of a mouse you can return to the style you created and not lose anything. To try out them out simply click on any of the other title styles in the panel and see how your title looks. If it looks better but isn’t quite right, you can still go into the properties for the chosen style and tweak them to suit. In fact, using a title style is actually a great way to start creating titles as it gives you something creative to work on instead of trying to come up with something from scratch.Just a side note, you can also rearrange the order of the title styles in this panel simply by clicking on any style and dragging it to the place you want it to be. This can be very useful for organizing your titles into an order that you use in different projects.Moving a Style 1Moving a Style 2Creating a Title TemplateThe last approach to re-using titles in other projects is the option to create a template of your title, so that it can be opened from any project on your machine and have all the elements in place for something like a complex lower third ready to go.Example Lower ThirdSo let’s say that we want to use this example lower third in a whole series of episodes of a documentary series we’re working on (I know in reality no-one would touch a lower third like this, but for examples sake it will suffice!).  This is the way to make it a ‘Title Template’.You could go to the title option in the main menu bar and select ‘Templates…’ from that menu (note the keyboard shortcut).Title Menu OptionOr else you can click this button in the title creation window:Both will bring you to this templates dialogue box.If you don’t have your content loaded you won’t be able to see any of the templates that ship with Premiere Pro. However, that won’t stop us saving our present title as a template.What you need to do is click the little sideways pointing arrow icon in the top right of the window to get yet another menu:From this simply choose ‘Import Current Title as Template…’ and then you will get another dialogue box asking you to name your template.Naming the TemplateThen once you have used a good name that means something to you for the template – click OK and the template will appear at the top of the window under ‘User Templates’ and you will see it displayed as shown below.New Template AddedNow that you have this title as a template, to use it in a future project – create a new title, click the templates button and choose the template you have created and click OK. Then the template will be ready for you to modify as needed.  Using these techniques, Adobe Premiere Pro makes it easy to create and save high quality text templates, saving you time in post.  Happy title creation!last_img read more

first_imgDo you need high-quality voice-over on a limited budget? No problem. Here’s how you can turn your closet into a DIY sound booth.There will likely come a time when audio needs to be performed beyond what was captured on set or location. This additional audio comes in many forms: a soundtrack, sound effects, voice-over, narration, and even ADR. Usually the soundtrack and sound effects are purchased for your project or created by sound specialists. But when it comes to voice-over and ADR, most filmmakers or video producers are on their own.While you can rent time in a studio space to record audio in a sound booth, the cost to use such spaces can be detrimental to a budget. In order to soften the financial blow, many filmmakers and video producers capture the voice-over and ADR on their own. The problem, however, is still the need for a space to record this audio. Luckily, most of us have closet space available.Let’s see what’s needed to turn a closet into your very own DIY sound booth.1. The SpaceImage from ShutterstockThe very first thing you need is space. You can use a hall closet, linen closet, or pantry for this space. A closet beneath stairs is a great place to start as well. No need for anything huge, just enough space to fit one person comfortably.2. Make Spatial AdjustmentsImage from ShutterstockOnce the space has been decided upon and cleared of all clutter, you’ll likely need to make some adjustments. You may have to remove shelving or racks in order to maximize the space. You definitely want your surfaces to be flat for the next step: sound proofing.Image from AudimuteAlso, don’t forget to add a light if there isn’t one already in the closet. Lighting is essential. Power could be a necessity for you as well, depending on what you’ll use the space for beyond just capturing vocal tracks. So, be aware of where your outlets are. If there are no outlets in your closet, which is probably the case, then you’ll want to contact a licensed electrician to aid you with this part of the adjustment.3. Soundproof the SpaceImage from ShutterstockNow that you’ve picked your space, made some spatial adjustments, and smoothed out the wall surface, it’s time to move onto the soundproofing part of the project.Video from compellingtvOne soundproofing solution is a blanket. These can be either a sound blanket or a packing blanket that you can purchase at many hardware stores. Another solution would be to purchase egg crate foam. You can easily find this at most department stores for a very minimal price. Finally, there are acoustic panels and professional sound foam. Both of these options will be a bit more pricey, unless you build your own panels. Here’s a video from Acoustic Geometry that tells us exactly what acoustic panels are and how to best utilize them.Video from Acoustic GeometryOnce you purchase any of these solutions, you’ll want to either use tacks, nails, or adhesive to apply them to the walls, ceiling, and the door of the closet. If your closet space has hardwood flooring, purchase a small rug or section of carpet to place on the floor. For vocals, you’ll want to cover as much surface area as possible. For more “acoustic” needs, leave some surface area visible.4. Gather Your EquipmentImage from ShutterstockNow that your space has been soundproofed, make sure you have the right equipment. For the inside of your closet, you’ll need a mic, mic stand, pop shield, XLR cable, music stand, stool, and headphones. Once you have these pieces of equipment in place, you need to make sure that they can reach the mixer or interface, so cable extensions may be a necessity.Image from ShutterstockRemember to listen to your equipment in the space before you finalize anything. Sometimes you may find that only covering 70% of the closet in foam will work perfectly for you. So run tests and record some vocals and listen to the playback. If you’re happy with the sound, then you’re good to begin recording professionally.5. No Closet, No ProblemWhat if you desperately need a sound booth but just don’t have any available closet space at all? Well, fear not… a sound booth doesn’t have to be a closet specifically. All you need is four walls (one with a door) and a ceiling.Image from Melrose CenterThere are pre-built sound booths available out there that work perfectly. However, if you’re the type of person that likes to build and customize, then you’ll want to check at the timelapse video below from Conrad Jay. Just make note that Jay build the walls, ceiling, and floor independently before bringing them together for the final build.Video from CONRAD JAYIf you just don’t have the time or resources to build a large scale sound booth, then a possible solution is purchasing or making a small portable sound booth. These can usually get the job done if you’re just needing some quick vocal work. They can be built or bought pre-built for a fairly inexpensive price. Here is a video from Joe at Media6D where he runs through the steps of building a quality DIY portable sound booth.Video from Media6DWhat are your thoughts on the homemade sound booth? Do you have a space in mind for your own booth? Are there any other assets you would add? Share your thoughts in the comments below.last_img read more

first_imgA PWD junior engineer, who was allegedly forced by a newly elected BJD MLA in Odisha to do sit-ups in public, on Friday claimed the legislator had also asked an executive engineer to slap him, even as the police registered a case against the lawmaker. The alleged “rowdyism” of Saroj Kumar Meher, first-time MLA from Patnagarh in Bolangir district, also triggered a row with the Opposition BJP coming down heavily on the BJD government and demanding immediate arrest of the lawmaker and the Congress condemning the incident. Mr. Meher, who drew flak after a video purportedly showed him forcing a PWD junior engineer to do sit-ups in public went viral, on Thursday apologised for his action, claiming he did so to assuage public anger. Later on Thursday, the engineer’s wife lodged a complaint with the police against the MLA, accusing him of publicly humiliating her husband.last_img read more