The V-Control UFC-1S: Focus Pulling from a USB Remote

first_imgAdjust your focus without changing the lens or buying an expensive follow focus with Aputure’s V-Control.The photography/videography equipment company Aputure are known for their inexpensive yet durable equipment. We’ve already seen some pretty cool accessories such as the VS-1 and VS-3 field monitors come out of Aputure but one relatively new product caught our eye, the V-Control UFC-1s.The V-ControlThe V-Control UFC-1S is a USB focus puller that allows filmmakers and videographers to pull focus without having to touch the lens. At the center of the V-control is a big wheel which allows users to change focus at varying degrees of speed. The wheel also allows users to program up to 4 different focus points so in a single shot users can automatically change focus without having to touch the lens. This sounds particularly helpful for shots with multiple subjects and focus points. However, The V-control does not work with the lenses that do not have an auto-focus feature.The remote also allows users to start and stop their camera without having to touch the camera. On-camera settings, including ISO, Aperture, shutter speed, and exposure compensation, can all be adjusted using the V-Control as well. Various other features including focus step and rate adjustment make the V-Control very customizable. Speaking of customization, the V-Control can be mounted to a tripod, crane or shoulder rigs.V-Controller ReviewThe following video from Caleb Pike at DSLR Video Shooter shows us a great review of the V-control.A few of Caleb’s cons were that the controller didn’t focus well at long distances and that it was a little bulky.Pricing and AvailabilityYou can buy a V-Control today from Aputure’s retailer Aliexpress for $199 or you can probably pick one up for a little cheaper on eBay.What do you think of the V-Control? Have you used one? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

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2 students killed in accident, 10 policemen injured by mob

first_imgTwo girl students were killed on their way to write their secondary examination in West Bengal’s Nadia district on Monday when a bus hit the scooter they were travelling on. The accident triggered a mob fury in which 10 policemen were injured.The police said the incident took place at Debagram and a man too was injured in it. Nadia Superintendent of Police Santosh Pandey said the mob blocked the road after the accident and attacked policemen, injuring 10 of them. He said the two girls hailing from Mirzapur village were on their way to their Class X examination centre with a male relative on a scooter when the bus hit their vehicle. Both the girls came under the wheels of the bus and died on the spot. The SP said seven persons have been arrested for throwing stones at the policemen. “We have arrested the bus driver and seized the bus,” he added.last_img read more

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India vs Somerset: Raina’s ton bright spot in drawn match

first_imgIndia were left bruised and battered as they were shot out for a mere 224 in their first innings and then allowed Somerset to score at a rollicking pace before the three-day warm-up game ended in an expected tame draw on the final day at Taunton Sunday.The world number one side, who rested a few top players including captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the only tour game, were outplayed by Somerset for most part of the day except for the brief period when Suresh Raina launched a counter-attack to score a dazzling unbeaten 103.India were completely outplayed by the English county side in the first two days also. They go into the first Test of the four-match series starting on July 21 after being at the receiving end of a county side in the tour game.After shooting India out for 224 in the morning session, Somerset scored at an amazing 6.34 runs per over to declare their second innings at 260 for two from just 41 overs at the tea break itself, leaving India an impossible victory target of 462.England captain Andrew Strauss, who was featuring in the practice game as a guest player for Somerset, top-scored with an unbeaten 109 while Peter Trego also remained not out with a 57-ball blitzkrieg of 85 which was studded with seven fours and sixes apiece.In their second innings, India were 69 for no loss before rain brought the proceedings to a close. Abhinav Mukund and Gautam Gambhir, who led the visiting side in the absence of Dhoni, were on 33 and 36 respectively when the two sides decided to end the game.advertisementIt was struggle again for the Indian bowlers on the final day with Strauss and Trego sending them for a leatherhunt by raining fours and sixes in Somerset’s second innings.Strauss followed up his 78 of the first innings with an unconquered 109 in the second essay. Somerset compiled 249 runs at the cost of two wickets from 36 overs in the post-lunch session.The sheen off Strauss innings’ was off though since Zaheer Khan did not come out on the field in the second innings of the hosts. But the rest of the Indian bowling was as ineffective as it was in the first innings.Also missing from the field was Sachin Tendulkar who chose to stay indoors during England?s second innings.The word from the dressing room though was that there is nothing wrong with the two cricketers.Somerset, who led India by 201 runs on the first innings, were rapidly into their stride as Strauss and his opening partner Arul Suppiah had their second century stand of the match. The duo stitched 129 runs for the unbroken third wicket.Leg-spinner Amit Mishra then managed two wickets off successive balls when Suppiah (45) and Hildreth (0) fell to catches in the close-in cordon but he was made to pay for irking the hosts.Peter Trego, the new man in, launched into Mishra with such ferocity that the leg-spinner conceded 61 runs from a mere three overs at one stage.Trego, in Mishra’s 12th over, reaped 28 runs, hitting a four and then the next four balls for sixes before playing the last ball with a dead bat.Mishra switched ends, even tried to bowl wides, but Trego was unstoppable.In the morning session, Suresh Raina’s counter-attacking unbeaten 103 single-handedly took India to 224 all out in their first innings.-With PTI inputslast_img read more

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Chelsea to offer Rudiger a new deal

first_imgAntonio Rudiger is set to earn a pay rise and a contract extension at Chelsea after an impressive start to the season under Maurizio Sarri, Goal understands.The 25-year-old has established a solid partnership with David Luiz this season and scored the opening goal in last week’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.The Germany international has more than three years left on his current contract since joining from Roma last year in a deal that could cost Chelsea as much as £34 million ($44m) based on add-ons. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! However, the intention is to reward his good form and increase his current £100,000-a-week earnings to come closer to some of the bigger earners at the club.Rudiger has featured in 11 of Chelsea’s 13 games so far this season as Sarri’s side remain unbeaten going into Thursday’s Europa League clash with BATE Borisov.He has recently outlined his happiness at Chelsea and feels the faith he is being shown by Sarri and the coaching staff is helping with his performance level.“I feel extremely comfortable with Chelsea, and I feel the confidence of the coaching staff, the fans, the entire club, every day, and that shows on the pitch as well,” Rudiger told SID.“We play possession football under Sarri, which is very important to me, so we are always relatively high as a defence, but once we are passed, I still have my speed to be able to intervene.”Rudiger’s goal against United was his first for Chelsea in 2018 and he was delighted to be able to contribute from an attacking point of view, saying: “I’ve had some good chances to score myself this season and this time it finally went in.”Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante are also among those who Chelsea are keen to tie down, with the Belgian superstar having less than two years on his current contract.Marcos Alonso recently renewed his deal until 2023, but Callum Hudson-Odoi is another who the Blues are aiming to secure on a new deal.last_img read more

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Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd Test: Mahmudullah, Taijul put hosts on brink of victory

first_imgSkipper Mahmudullah led from the front as he notched up a century to put Bangladesh in a commanding position on the fourth day of the second Test in Dhaka.Having taken a substantial 218-run lead, Bangladesh rode on skipper Mahmudullah’s 101 not out to declare their second innings at 224/6 and set Zimbabwe an improbable target of 443 runs to win the Test and the series.After a solid 68-run stand between the openers, Zimbabwe were reduced to 76/2 at the close of play on Wednesday.Zimbabwe still need 367 runs or to survive a full day to win their first Test series victory since 2011 after the hosts set an improbable target of 443 runs. Zimbabwe had won the first Test by 151 runs in Sylhet last week.Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd Test: ScorecardBangladesh skipper Mahmudullah was instrumental in leaving Zimbabwe a record chase, hitting his second century.Mahmudullah, who completed his century in the last ball before the tea session, shared two important partnerships to take the side on the verge of winning the Test and drawing the series.”We just need to bowl in right line and length and then it will be easier for us,” Bangladesh offspinner Mehidy Hasan said. “Chasing 450 runs (443) is not easy whatever the condition is. We know they have the batsmen to block and block all day long but if we are disciplined, it’s our match.”Despite a lead of 218 runs, dismissing Zimbabwe for 304 in their first innings on Day 3, Bangladesh decided not to enforce the follow-on. But Zimbabwe fast bowlers Kyle Jarvis (2/27) and Donald Tiripano (2/31) rocked the top order to leave the hosts at 25/4.advertisementJarvis swung the ball in admirable fashion to remove openers Imrul Kyaes (3) and Liton Das (9) in three deliveries in the fifth over of the day.Tiripano, who shared the new ball in the absence of injured Tendai Chatara, was equally impressive, and Mominul Haque (1) and Mushfiqur Rahim (7), the centurion and the double centurion of the first innings, perished to loose shots.With Zimbabwe raising the hopes to hit back, Mithun and Mahmudullah resisted further damage to keep the side on course for a sizeable lead.The duo combined for a 118-run partnership for the fifth wicket to restore its dominance.Off-spinner Sikandar Raza removed Mithun for 67, his maiden fifty in his maiden Test following zero in the first innings.Left-arm spinner Sean Williams dismissed Ariful Haque (4) cheaply but Mahmudullah and Hasan (27 not out) shared 73 off 70 balls in an unbroken seventh wicket partnership to set an improbable target for the visitors.Zimbabwe’s highest successful chase in the fourth innings is 162 against Pakistan in Peshawar in 1998.”The first hour will be very key,” Zimbabwe coach Lalchand Rajput said. “If Brendan (Taylor) and Sean Williams can bat through, then the pressure will be on the fielding side.”Cricket is a game of uncertainties. You never know what will happen. It just takes one or two big partnerships. It’s happened. If you look at the earlier games like Pakistan-Australia, they really saved a Test match.”The tourists made a decent start with skipper Hamilton Masakadza and Brian Chari sharing 68 runs.Hasan (1/16) gave Bangladesh the first breakthrough after Masakadza spooned a catch at short-leg for 25.Two overs later, left-arm spinner Taijul Islam (1/34) dismissed Brian Chari (43), who tried to paddle sweep against a turning delivery. Chari reviewed in vain.Brendan Taylor (4) and Sean Williams (2) were batting before the fourth day’s game came to an end.(With inputs from AP)last_img read more

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Big names who played in India before the ISL

first_imgIndian Super League Famous players who have played on Indian soil before the ISL Last updated 2 years ago 00:55 9/1/17 Comments(0) 1/26 Famous players who have played on Indian soil before the ISL Pele Brazil Hall of Fame Getty Images/Pele 10 Oliver Kahn FC Bayern Munchen Getty Images Full screen 1 of 26 Share Close Pele – The Brazilian magician came to India back in 1977 with the New York Cosmos to play Mohun Bagan in a one off invitational game. FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Indian Super League Lionel Messilast_img read more

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Megan Rapinoe: Fifa insults women by nominating student for player of year

first_imgMegan Rapinoe Castellanos, who is studying for a degree in communications, expressed shock when she was nominated. She may have been in the voters’ minds after she scored a stunning goal for the Venezuela Under-17s against Cameroon: the strike has been nominated for Puskas Award for goal of the year. Australia’s Sam Kerr, who was a strong candidate for the shortlist, was nonplussed after missing out on a nomination. “Not surprised really, it’s Fifa,” she said at an event in Australia this month. Rapinoe is known for her outspoken views. Last year, she became the first white athlete to kneel for the US national anthem – a movement started by NFL players protesting against social injustice in the United States. “God forbid you be a gay woman and a person of color in [America], because you’d be really fucked,” she told the Guardian in March. Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Read more Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp The USA international Megan Rapinoe has attacked Fifa after it named a teenage student on its three-person shortlist for the female player of the year award.Venezuela’s Deyna Castellanos has not represented her country at senior international level, and plays most of her football for Florida State University. She is on Fifa’s shortlist alongside World Cup winner Carli Lloyd and Holland forward Lieke Martens. “The award just doesn’t hold a lot of weight when you’ve got someone on the list I’ve never heard of,” said Rapinoe, who has won an Olympic gold and World Cup with the US. She added: “It signals to us and it signals to the rest of the world that Fifa doesn’t really care.” Share on Twitter Football politics Share on Facebook US sports Facebook center_img USA women’s football team Share via Email Fifa Fifa said it is not solely responsible for the shortlist: national team coaches and captains, journalists and fans all have a say on the nominations. “The process is clear and transparent and we are not involved in the final selection of nominees,” Fifa said in a statement. “However, we have taken note of the concerns raised by the football community and our fans and will take this feedback on board in future editions of The Best Awards.”In contrast, the male shortlist consists of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. “If some random male player, who was not even a full professional, was nominated, I’m sure [Fifa] would step in for that, so it’s disappointing that the same hasn’t been done for us,” Rapinoe said. Topics Megan Rapinoe: ‘God forbid you be a gay woman and a person of color in the US’ Twitter news Women’s football Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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‘FROM THE FISHBOWL’- DAY TWO

first_imgFROM THE FISHBOWL DAY 2 Under a scorching sun, the valiant men and women of our sport have again demonstrated the sublime skills and talents they possess. We in The FISHBOWL are very impressed at the action we have seen here on Day 2. The introduction of the ASICS `Hot match of the round’ (another FISHBOWL innovation) has guaranteed spectators have a lead into the best matches of every round. This has proven a winner with some absolutely sensational performances around the grounds. In the Men’s Open division, Mets have suffered their first defeat, going down to our earlier dark horses, The Rustlers. Defeating the Mets is no easy task but the Boys from the QLD bush rustled up an 8-6 victory. Many judges predict that this may be a prelude to the final, but the Scorps, Sharks and Cobra’s boys will be there snapping at the heals when the whips are cracking. Women’s Open has once again been dominated by the big 2 in Mets and Cobras however the Rustlers, Cyclones and Barbarians have made an impact here as well. The little jillaroo’s from country QLD have stamped the brand upon the rumps of girls from the Northern Eagles and Southern Suns whilst the newly strengthened Barbarians have finally translated the promise shown over the past few years. The Baa Baas have soundly defeated the Rebels and Crusaders, scoring 10 touchdowns in each game. Those Cobras and Mets girls must surely be looking over their shoulders at these teams however a word of warning from the FISHBOWL….. BEWARE the circling SHARKIES!!!!! Day 1’s earlier tip for the mixed, The Sharks, suffered their first defeat today however I am prepared to leave my hard earned on them. In a match that had more bald heads than a Buddhist’s convention, the Tony Eltachi led Mets defeated the Sharks 7-6. When Adam Falzon or Brad Davids moved in to surround Eltachi, the FISHBOWL had flashbacks to a bad episode of 70’s TV show KungFu. Showing the skills of his youth, Tony drove his team to a hard fought but well deserved victory. This result makes the division interesting with the Scorpions, Suns and Cobra’s also showing glimpses of something special. A real division to watch! In scenes reminiscent of `Hotshoe Shuffle’ the dancing men of the tournament, our Men’s 20’s, have entertained the crowds with some spectacular touch. The depth of talent here has made this the closest fought division. These kids have to be seen to be believed and even then you will shake your head in wonderment. The FISHBOWL was sure he witnessed a double pike, half tuck sidestep from a Southern Suns player this morning, however the judges gave a lowly 6.5 score for the splash factor. Alyd Owen, surrounded by defenders, practically turned himself inside out but still managed to get the ball away for a team mate to score. Plays like this are evident in every match and this division is still to close to call. `Australia’s next top models’ organisers should be here in Coffs as the GLAM FASHION factor at this years NTL is clearly evident. Low riding hipsters, crop tops and full accessories abound but beneath this fashionista exterior lies a talented and athletic group of fine touch players. The Sharks and Cyclones appear to be dominating however the Suns and Mets may have something to say about that. My early and swaying prediction will be a Cyclones victory, but tomorrows results could see that downgraded to a Cat3 tropical depression. Play of the Day – Alyd Owens performance in the match against the Cobra’s – Simply outstanding! Rumour of the day – That a certain outgoing ATA CEO will be the recipient of something special in the next few days. Keep you posted! See Ya when we’re looking at Ya! **Adam Collins and Kane Weeks have done a great job running the tournament from the control box and have entertained the crowd all day with banter just like this.last_img

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Upset Alert: Top-15 Team Trails At Halftime

first_imgAn interior view of the Florida Gators football stadium.GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 11: A general view of the stadium taken during a game between South Carolina and Florida on November 11, 2000 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Flordia. Florida defeated South Carolina 41-21. ( Photo by: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)On Saturday afternoon, the South Carolina Gamecocks traveled to Gainesville to take on the Florida Gators. Florida entered the game as the No. 15 team in the nation despite having three losses on the year.The Gators knock off LSU earlier in the year, which boosted the team’s resume. However, Florida hasn’t put together a solid performance since that game and quarterback Feleipe Franks is struggling to get anything going.Those struggles continued on Saturday as the Gators scored just 14 points in the first half. Against a 5-4 South Carolina program, Florida hasn’t managed to get the offense rolling and currently trails 21-14 at the half.Halftime. ? pic.twitter.com/EUDBV2KvHf— Gamecock Football (@GamecockFB) November 10, 2018Florida needs to slow down the Gamecocks if it wants to keep pace in the SEC East. South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley completed 14-of-18 passing for 129 yards and two touchdowns in the first half – he also ran in for a score.The second half kicks off in just a few minutes.last_img read more

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Marenave to Sell Entire Fleet amid Restructuring Efforts

first_imgzoom German shipping trust Marenave Schiffahrts AG has agreed with its financing banks upon the company’s restructuring. The condition for the restructuring is the sale of the entire Marenave fleet.On March 31, the company entered into an agreement on restructuring and release of liability, and a waiver and liquidation agreement with its financing banks.Under the terms of the agreement, Marenave will be released from all liability in connection with the obligations taken on to secure the ship financing loans and will receive a certain amount to finance its business as a going concern.As part of the sale of the ships at a single-ship company level, the banks are set to waive under certain conditions the outstanding claims resulting from the ship financing loans to the extent that is necessary to allow for a solvent liquidation of each relevant single-ship company, Marenave said.In part, the validity of the agreements is still subject to conditions which include the withdrawal of one financing bank, that is not a party to the agreements, as a lender.The agreements also grant various rights of termination such as the inability to achieve certain milestones until a given deadline.Under the investment agreement already entered into by Marenave, the release of liability is itself a key condition for bringing investors on board by way of capital measures and the conclusion of the agreements stated above now represents a major milestone to do that.The shipping trust started its negotiations with the financing banks in late 2016 in order to avoid insolvency after it received notice from two banks financing the Marenave-fleet stating that Marenave’s restructuring concept will not be supported.In February 2017, Marenave reached an investment agreement with Offen Group and DEVK insurance firm within its restructuring efforts.Under the deal with CPO Investments and DEVK Allgemeine Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft, the investors will provide an initial financing in the minimum amount of EUR 2 million (USD 2.1 million) to be effected by way of capital measures.last_img read more

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Algues bleuvert dans le comté de Kings

first_imgLes résidents et les visiteurs de la région de Lumsden Dam, dans le comté de Kings, sont priés de noter que des proliférations d’algues bleu-vert ont été repérées dans l’étang Lumsden. La prolifération d’algues bleu-vert a lieu naturellement, et ces algues peuvent produire des toxines. Les toxines ne sont pas éliminées en faisant bouillir l’eau. Il est recommandé d’éviter le contact avec l’eau pour prévenir les risques possibles pour la santé. Il faut éviter de boire l’eau ou d’utiliser l’eau pour préparer ou cuire des aliments, ou pour se brosser les dents. Il n’est pas recommandé d’utiliser l’eau pour les loisirs, ou pour se laver. Le contact direct avec les toxines produites par les algues bleu-vert peut causer l’irritation de la peau et des yeux. Les symptômes liés à la consommation d’eau contenant des algues bleu-vert sont notamment des douleurs abdominales, la diarrhée, des vomissements et la nausée. Si les symptômes persistent plus de quelques jours, consultez un fournisseur de soins de santé. Ne laissez pas les animaux de compagnie ou d’autres animaux consommer l’eau ou nager dans l’eau où il y a des algues bleu-vert. Des renseignements supplémentaires sont disponibles aux liens http://www.gov.ns.ca/nse/water/docs/BlueGreenAlgae.pdf et http://novascotia.ca/dhw/environmental/blue-green-algae.asp (en anglais seulement).last_img read more

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Vital UN food aid en route to displaced persons in northern Sri

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that 1,000 metric tons of critically-needed food assistance has been dispatched to a designated “safe zone” in north-eastern Sri Lanka, where more than 100,000 people have been displaced by fighting.The items were sent aboard a ship chartered by the Government of Sri Lanka, sailing under the flag of the International Committee of the Red Cross, and was due to be unloaded later today.WFP said the food aid would be sufficient to feed approximately 100,000 people for 20 days.According to the UN, the area of fighting between Government forces and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) shrank from 300 square kilometres to nearly 58 square kilometres in February, with many civilians – the world body believes between 150,000 and 190,000 – sheltering in a 14-square kilometre “no-fire” zone in the northern Vanni region.Since road convoys to the Vanni region were discontinued in late January because of security concerns, WFP has dispatched nearly 2,220 metric tons of food aid using the sea route. Overall, the agency is providing food to 1.2 million people in the South Asian nation through emergency feeding and recovery programmes.UN humanitarian chief John Holmes last week characterized the situation in the north as “extremely worrying,” citing ongoing forced recruitment within the combat zone, and civilians not being allowed by the LTTE to leave the area. 2 April 2009The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that 1,000 metric tons of critically-needed food assistance has been dispatched to a designated “safe zone” in north-eastern Sri Lanka, where more than 100,000 people have been displaced by fighting. read more

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Feds never did the work to understand Indigenous concerns on pipeline lawyer

VANCOUVER — Canada’s decision to approve an expansion for the Trans Mountain pipeline was a “one-way street” that ignored the economic and title rights of Indigenous people, a lawyer said Monday in the Federal Court of Appeal.Elin Sigurdson outlined arguments against the $7.4-billion project approved last November but now challenged by First Nations, two environmental groups and the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby.Indigenous groups were required to go to tremendous lengths to ensure all the necessary information about their rights was before the National Energy Board process, Sigurdson said.“Yet in return, despite their assurances of genuine engagement on Indigenous rights concerns on the post NEB phase of the review, Canada never performed the work that would assist them to understand the rights at issue or the impact on (First Nations), nor did the Crown provide responsive feedback,” said Sigurdson, who represents the Upper Nicola Band.Trans Mountain, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Canada, aims to double an existing Edmonton-to-Burnaby, B.C., pipeline with an additional 987 kilometres of pipeline in new and existing corridors, build a pump station, new docks and a storage facility.The project, that would triple the pipeline’s capacity and increase tanker traffic seven fold, risks the marine environment and threatens human health, Sigurdson.Given those risks, the Canadian government’s approval of the project should have been subject to strenuous and careful scrutiny, she said.“Canada never had the discussions nor did the work necessary to comprehend substantive concerns that remain outstanding.”Scott Smith, a lawyer for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, said Monday that because the NEB didn’t assess the effects of marine shipping from the project, his client’s rights were violated and the lives of endangered southern resident killer whales would be jeopardized.He said an additional 348 tankers would annually ply Burrard Inlet, the heart of the nation’s territory, on their way to deliver diluted bitumen to markets with the catastrophic risk of spills that “Canada inexplicably refused to even consider.”The Tsleil-Waututh, or “People of the Inlet,” are dependent on the area for sustenance, spirituality, economy and transportation, he said.Smith said the NEB’s error in ignoring marine shipping was in turn repeated by the government, which failed to comply with legal requirements under environmental laws.He said the Tsleil-Waututh came to the table prepared to discuss and consider compromise as was required under the engagement process but was stymied on issues it raised repeatedly.“It encountered officials from Canada who were not decision makers and whose mandates were limited to listening and recording concerns and telling Tsleil-Waututh they would need to ‘agree to disagree’ on the core issues it raised. That is not the face of compromise.”Earlier Monday, Chief Ian Campbell of the Squamish First Nation said that the federal government failed to fully consult or gain consent of First Nations for expansion of the pipeline, so they have had little choice but to turn to the courts in an effort to protect their land and water.Campbell told a news conference the government didn’t adequately study the impacts that a spill of diluted bitumen could have in the band’s waters, which isn’t good governance.Both the British Columbia and Alberta governments are interveners in the court action, on opposing sides of the argument. B.C. Premier John Horgan said during the election campaign this spring that “every tool in the toolbox” would be used to stop the expansion.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced in May that her province had been granted intervener status, saying the pipeline network is safe and her government would continue to stand up for Alberta to get shovels in the ground.Kinder Morgan has made progress on the pipeline expansion and said last month it had selected or reached agreements with six firms experienced in building pipelines and major infrastructure.The hearing is expected to last about two weeks.— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter. read more

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Scouting Western Michigan A look at the 2015 Broncos

There are four Ohio natives who currently suit up for the Broncos. Redshirt freshman cornerback Antione Stone went to Bedford High School, the same school OSU’s junior safety Tyvis Powell attended. Senior punter J. Schroeder is a Columbus native who attended St. Charles Preparatory School. Sophomore long snapper Wyatt Pfeifer is from Delaware, Ohio, and freshman wide receiver Giovanni Ricci is from the Cincinnati suburb of Loveland.Beyond the Buckeyes After Saturday’s game, WMU will have a week off to rest and prepare for conference play. The Broncos are set to open their MAC slate on Oct. 10 against the Central Michigan Chippewas in the “Battle for the Cannon” at home in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The time of kickoff has yet to be announced. Starting right tackle Chukwuma Okorafor has only lived in the United States for five years. The 18-year-old true sophomore moved to the U.S. from Botswana in 2010. Okorafor, who measures 6-foot-6 and 315 pounds, had not played football prior to his immigration. He learned the game quickly, receiving many collegiate scholarship offers from Power 5 schools, including OSU, before settling on going to WMU. Michigan State’s Joel Heath (92) sacks Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell (11) during the first half at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Sept. 4.Credit: Courtesy of TNSThe next team scheduled to take on defending national champion Ohio State is the Western Michigan Broncos. The Broncos, who are members of the Mid-American Conference, head into Saturday’s game at Ohio Stadium with one win in three tries.  Here is a look at the 2015 Bronco squad:Up and downIn its first three games, the Broncos have looked like a different team each week. WMU opened its season against then-No. 5 Michigan State, and surprisingly, the heavy-underdog Broncos put up a fight against their in-state foe in a 37-24 loss. WMU’s redshirt junior quarterback Zach Terrell threw the ball 50 times, completing 33 attempts for 365 yards — the highest regular-season passing total against MSU since Sept. 18, 2010. Even though it was a loss, there were enough positives to draw from the game to give WMU confidence moving forward. However, that would not last long as the following week the Broncos played Georgia Southern and got blown out 43-17. In that game, Terrell threw three interceptions, and the Eagles beat up the Bronco run defense for 413 yards. WMU bounced back in its next game, as it cruised through Murray State of the Football Championship Subdivision by way of a 52-20 victory.Terrell was much improved, throwing just one more incompletion (five) than he did touchdowns (four). The Broncos also hit their stride in the running game, as they totaled 237 yards after just having 43 yards combined in the first two games. It’s been a night-and-day difference for WMU in each of its games so far. Who knows which Bronco team will show up at the ‘Shoe on Saturday.Turnovers Although WMU has been inconsistent overall thus far in 2015, there has been one overarching theme for the Broncos. Unfortunately, it is probably one that coach P.J. Fleck and his players wish didn’t exist: turnovers. The Broncos have had multiple of them in every game they’ve played, and it’s certainly holding them back. Against the Spartans in the season opener, Terrell threw two interceptions. The first one happened early in the game when the Broncos were still deep in their own territory. It turned out to be costly, as it took Michigan State just two plays to go 27 yards for the game’s first score. The turnover total ballooned to four in Week 2 against Georgia Southern.Terrell threw three picks — which on two of them, the Eagles scored on the ensuing possession — and freshman wide receiver LeVante Bellamy fumbled on a kickoff. Last week, WMU coughed up the ball on two fumbles — albeit both were late in the game when the Broncos had all but sealed up the win over Murray State. The eight Bronco turnovers have allowed opponents to score a total 27 points on the possessions directly following them. The Broncos will have to clean up the sloppy play against OSU because as the underdog they can’t afford to give the heavily favorited Buckeyes extra chances with the ball. Brief Bronco biosThe backup quarterback for the Broncos is freshman Tom Flacco, whose older brother, Joe, is the starting quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens. read more

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New Minesight Planner Reconciliation Utility

first_imgReconcile material mined within a solid for multiple block models with the MineSight Planner Reconciliation Utility, just released by Hexagon Mining. Now integrated with MineSight Planner, the tool enables operational planning staff to quickly and easily perform reconciliation reserves on digblock or progress polygons within a solid and against multiple block models (for example, grade control and resource models). It is usually used for end-of-month reconciliation reports to compare the mined forecast versus what was actually mined. These results can also be compared with routed tonnes from the fleet management system using HxM Athena, to be released in November.The MineSight Planner Reconciliation Utility takes a validated end-of-period solid as one input and a series of designed digblocks or progress shapes from MineSight Planner as the other input, and builds as-designed solids, clipped by the end-of-period solid, for each polygon. These solids are reserved against as many block models as you need and stored into a MineSight Planner project.This can be the source Planner project, if you wish, but is more commonly a new project specifically set up for reconciliations. You can then generate reports and highlight any areas where there is a significant difference between the values reported in the grade control model and the values reported in the resource or reserve models. These differences often highlight issues with the resource modeling process and can be useful for ongoing planning in similar mining areas or materials.The tool also outputs any leftover or unplanned mining areas as solids so that you can track where mining did not go according to plan.The Reconciliation Utility solution is integrated directly in MineSight Planner so you can generate reports that provide model-to-model comparisons on the entire solid, as well as being able to drill down to the individual solids for further analysis.last_img read more

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Réchauffement climatique un nouveau texte présenté à Bonn

first_imgRéchauffement climatique : un nouveau texte présenté à BonnBonn, Allemagne – Six mois après l’échec du sommet de Copenhague, les délégués de 180 pays ont achevé leurs négociations à Bonn en étudiant un nouveau texte. Celui-ci est censé servir de base à la conférence sur le climat qui se tiendra à Cancun, au Mexique, en décembre prochain.Proposé par la Zimbabwéenne Margaret Mukahanana-Sangarwe, qui préside le principal groupe de travail des négociations sur la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique, ce texte a pour but de faciliter les pourparlers en synthétisant les différents points émis lors du sommet de Bonn.Parmi les propositions retenues figure celle, pour les pays industrialisés, de fixer un objectif de réduction de 25 à 40% des gaz à effet de serre d’ici 2020. Alors que jusqu’alors, l’année de référence par rapport à laquelle la réduction devait être atteinte était 1990, le texte ne le précise pas cette fois-ci. Encore une fois, plusieurs groupes dont le G77, qui représente les pays en développement, font part de leur crainte quant à la fin proche du protocole de Kyoto, seul traité contraignant les pays industrialisés à réduire leurs émissions de GES, et que ces derniers semblent vouloir définitivement enterrer. “Ce document, censé faciliter les négociations, les complique”, déplore Pablo Solon, le chef de la délégation bolivienne avant d’avertir : “Si ce document ressemble à ce qui sortira de Cancun, alors l’avenir de l’humanité est en danger”.Si de nombreux délégués s’accordent à parler d’une atmosphère constructive lors de la conférence de Bonn, nombre de désaccords demeurent. C’est notamment le cas du calendrier de versement de l’aide promise aux pays les plus pauvres pour les aider à faire face aux impacts du changement climatique. Trente milliards de dollars ont été promis d’ici à 2012, avec pour objectif 100 milliards par an à l’horizon 2020. Une promesse que les pays pauvres ne cessent de rappeler aux États développés et responsables, selon eux, du réchauffement climatique.Six mois après l’échec du sommet de Copenhague, plus personne ne croit en la possibilité de signer à Cancun un accord contraignant. Pour Yvo de Boer, le plus haut responsable climat de l’ONU, il y a très peu de chances que des objectifs de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre adaptés soient fixés au cours de la prochaine décennie (voir article).Le 16 juin 2010 à 16:50 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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12th Doctor Bill Reunite in New Doctor Who Comic

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Last we saw her, Bill Potts was jumping into the unknown for the adventure of an (after)lifetime. Now, making her Titan Comics debut, the inquisitive lunch lady is back by the Twelfth Doctor’s side—in the ninth century.When the TARDIS malfunctions, the Time Lord and his traveling mate land somewhere off the North Atlantic Ocean, amidst a throng of angry, confused Vikings (a constant companion for various incarnations of the Doctor).It’s not the sharp swords or the freezing conditions that they have to worry about, though.A new storyline begins (via Titan Comics)Two stars—one of which crashed into a nearby mountain—have fallen to Earth. Are they weapons of the enemy? Omens from the gods? Or something entirely more sinister?After donning a fur coat worthy of Notorious B.I.G., Bill joins the Doctor and their new Viking friends on a mission to uncover the shooting star mysterious spaceship.What they find, however, is more than they bargained for.Part one of “The Wolves of Winter” trilogy, written by Richard Dinnick with art by Brian Williamson, is on sale now for $3.99.George Mann, meanwhile, returns with the fourth and final installment of “The Twelfth Doctor: Ghost Stories.”Ghost Stories: part four of four (via Titan Comics)On Christmas Eve 1992, then-eight-year-old Grant mistakenly swallowed a wish-granting gemstone, gaining superpowers like those in his favorite comic books. Years later, that stone leads the Twelfth Doctor—and Grant, Lucy, and Jennifer—across space and time to find the other three missing pieces.Since landing in dystopian-future New York City, the Doctor and his groupies reunited with an old foe: Shoal of the Winter Harmony. And with Grand and Lucy off gallivanting somewhere, Lucy finally gets her moment to shine.But can she convince the Sycorax to stop the harvest and save the lives of several billion people?“The thing is, it always comes down to this. It’s never about taking it all on myself. About trying to protect everyone,” Lucy narrates. “But about trusting each other, and remembering, when we work together as a family, we can achieve anything.”“Ghost Stories” part four, featuring some beautiful illustrations by Ivan Rodriguez and Dijjo Lima, is available now for $3.99 from Titan Comics.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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