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Lenses Every Cinematographer Should Own

first_imgAs a cinematographer, the lens choices you make are incredibly important. Let’s take a look at some lenses every cinematographer should own.Top image: behind the scenes of Birdman via Fox SearchlightOn most major film sets, the cinematographer will have a wide range of options when it comes to lenses, but this is only because he or she has the budget to do so. When you’re a documentary or indie filmmaker, your budget is much smaller — and lens options become quite limited. Because of this many indie-cinematographers will elect to stick to three go-to lenses.Spending the majority of my time in documentary film has forced me to consistently operate with as few as two lenses. I usually found myself working with a 50mm prime and a zoom lens, preferably a Canon 70-200mm. That all changed when I returned to my narrative roots by adding reenactments into my documentary work. This is when I was introduced to working exclusively with prime lenses.For traditional documentaries a zoom lens is still a necessity. With all of this in mind, let’s look at two lenses you should always use regardless of genre. For the third, we’ll look at an option for documentary film work and an option for indie film work.Two Must-Have PrimesImage via Zeiss Optical28mm PrimeNo matter your project, you’re going to need a wide-angle lens, and the 28mm prime is a good wide-angle option. While I prefer to use the 21mm for most of my work, the 28mm is a happy medium between the 21mm and the 35mm. It’s not too wide and not too narrow. It’s just right. Plus, it’s a great lens to use on a Steadicam or shoulder rig.Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 – $510Zeiss Prime 28mm f/2.0 – $1283Zeiss CP.2 28mm T2.1 – $3990Schneider PC-TS 28mm f/4.5 – $679950mm PrimeImage via PetapixelIt bears repeating: the nifty fifty is one lens everyone should own or use on each production. It simulates the human eye better than any other lens, and it’s been the go-to lens for filmmakers from every genre for a century. The technology behind the glass is incredibly impressive, and a high-quality 50mm lens won’t kill your budget.Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 – $349Rokinon Cine DS 50mm T1.5 – $549Zeiss Prime 50mm f/1.4 ZE – $725Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L – $1349Zeiss Compact Prime 50mm T2.1 – $3999Options for Your Third LensImage via Wikimedia CommonsDocumentary: 70-200mm ZoomEvery traditional documentary production I’ve ever been a part of utilized a Canon 70-200mm telephoto lens. This was ingrained in me early on as being the definitive zoom lens for filmmakers needing to run and gun while capturing observational footage. There are three versions of this telephoto lens, which have three different price points. I’ve personally used all three options and I’ll state the obvious: the f/4.0 is obviously not as fast as the f/2.8 versions, and the difference between the f/2.8L and the f/2.8 ISII is minimal.Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II – $1999Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L – $1249Canon 70-200mm f/4.0L – $599Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 – $769Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 – $1149Indie: 85mm PrimeYou won’t need to run and gun when working on a narrative project. Your scenes will be scripted, which will allow you to keep the camera on the sticks. Plus, while the image quality of a really good telephoto zoom lens can be amazing, it’s rarely ever going to match or surpass the image quality of a prime lens.Ziess Telephoto 85mm f/1.8 – $1283Ziess Compact Prime 85mm T2.1 – $1999Rokinon Cine 85mm T1.5 – $399Don’t Own Lenses? No Problem!Image via Will StraussIs your budget stretched thin? Do you not have the cash to purchase any of these previously mentioned lenses? Well, don’t worry. You’re not really operating at a disadvantage.Many filmmakers elect to simply rent their lenses for every project. Now, this isn’t to say that you shouldn’t buy equipment. Sometimes producers and directors will be looking to save money by hiring cinematographers who have that equipment available.It really all comes down to your ability to frame an image. If you can do this successfully and consistently, then you should have no problem finding work whether you have your own equipment or not.Are your go-to lenses different than those above? Do you own your lenses or rent them? Give us your feedback in the comments below.last_img read more

December 12, 2019 0

Five religious leaders get MoS status in M.P.

first_imgAhead of the Assembly elections due later this year, the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesdayy accorded the Minister of State (MoS) status to five Hindu religious leaders, a move which was slammed by the opposition Congress. As per the order of General Administration Department’s Additional Secretary K. K. Katiya, the MoS status has been accorded to Narmadanand Maharaj, Hariharanand Maharaj, Computer Baba, Bhayyu Maharaj and Pandit Yogendra Mahant. On March 31, these five religious leaders were appointed to a committee set up for the conservation of the Narmada. As members of the committee, they have been given the MoS status, a GAD official said. The Assembly elections are due in the State this year, and the main opposition Congress dubbed the decision as an attempt by the BJP to exploit the respect these religious leaders enjoy in society. “It’s a gimmick to score political points. This is also an effort by the Chief Minister [Shivraj Singh Chouhan] to wash off his sins. He ignored conservation of the Narmada.“These saints should inspect where the State government has planted six crore saplings [along the river banks] as claimed by the CM,” said Congress spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi. State BJP spokesperson Rajnish Agrawal said the Opposition party dislikes anything related to saints. “Saints and seers were accorded the MoS status to make their work of environment and river conservation easy. The saints were roped in for the Narmada conservation work to ensure public participation,” Mr. Agrawal said.last_img read more

December 3, 2019 0

ScienceShot: Elephant Seals Are Packed With ‘Toxic’ Carbon Monoxide

first_imgUrban air pollution. Secondhand smoke. Slow suffocation. These are terms typically associated with carbon monoxide. Yet a new study finds that northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris, pictured) love the stuff. Researchers discovered exorbitant blood levels of the gas in seals that rival those in people who smoke 40 cigarettes per day. The tubby mammals aren’t sneaking Marlboros while on shore, but merely protecting their organs from the consequences of deep-sea diving, according to a study published online today in The Journal of Experimental Biology. When hunting at sea, elephant seals take a deep breath at the surface and then plunge to depths between 300 and 800 meters. To conserve oxygen, the animals shut down blood flow to less critical organs, like the kidneys and liver. Cutting blood supply to a body region—known as ischemia—is usually harmful in animals. On the flip side, sudden restoration of oxygen flow—known as reperfusion—can damage organs, too. Research over the last decade, however, has revealed that low levels of carbon monoxide ward off internal injuries caused by such stress, and the team argues that’s why elephant seals produce large amounts of the gas.last_img read more

December 3, 2019 0

Harry Maguire Forgot He Was Manchester United’s Captain as Referee Has to Call Him Over for Coin Toss Before Partizan Match

first_img “MAGUIRE!” “HARRY!”On his first appearance in European competition, Harry Maguire captains Man Utd…And he forgot to stick around for the coin toss 😂— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 24, 2019The game marked the return to the ground where Matt Busby’s famous team of talented youngsters played their last game, a European Cup quarter-final against Red Star in February 1958. The plane crashed in Munich on the way home and seven United players were among the 23 who died. United had only played in Belgrade once since then, when they lost a European Cup semi-final to Partizan in 1966.For the match, United made eight changes from the team that drew at home with Liverpool on Sunday. Teenagers Brandon Williams and James Garner came into the team.Williams, playing wing back, made a decisive contribution in the 43rd minute when he burst into the Partizan box and drew wild tackles from two home defenders. Martial rolled the penalty into the corner of the goal.United spent much of the match defending.Partizan’s Nigerian centre forward Umar Sadiq was dangerous throughout, hitting the post just before Martial’s goal and fizzing another shot just wide. Guinean Seydoubah Soumah and Japanese Takumah Asano both forced tricky saves from Sergio Romero.United can ensure a spot in the knockout rounds if the beat Partizan at Old Trafford on matchday four. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Harry Maguire had a memorable match in Europe on Friday, as he lead Manchester United for the first time since his record transfer earlier this summer. It will also be memorable because of the time that he forgot that he was the captain.Before the start of Manchester United’s UEFA Europa League clash against Partizan Belgrade, as the match referee Xavier Fernandez and Partizan Belgrade captain Vladmir Stojkovic stood at the halfway line for the traditional coin toss, there was something missing – the Manchester United captain. Maguire, not used to the pre-match duties, was with his team warming up before the assistant referees, Roberto Alonso and Inigo Prieto, had to go get him.Manchester United did manage to eke out their first away win since March, beating over Partizan Belgrade 1-0. Anthony Martial scored the only goal of the Europa League Group L game with a penalty kick after 43 minutes, but the hosts had eight strikes on target to just three by United.center_img anthony martialcaptainCoin TossEuropa League First Published: October 25, 2019, 8:36 AM ISTlast_img read more

November 26, 2019 0

Cong criticises Govt decision to allow 100 pc FDI in

first_imgmarketplace e-retailing New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) Congress today criticised the Modi governments decision to allow 100 per cent FDI through automatic route in most of e-commerce retailing, saying it would “play havoc” with five crore retailers in the country already facing the brunt of economic slowdown.The decision by the Modi dispensation would “harm” the interests of the country and especially hit small businessmen, Congress party senior spokesman Anand Sharma told reporters here.Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sharma, a former Union Commerce Minister said when the Congress-led UPA government had decided to open the country to multi-brand retail to help boost the economy, he (Modi) as Gujarat Chief Minister was in the forefront to oppose it.Sharma claimed that while the earlier government had taken all precautions to protect small businessmen, yesterdays decision has come as a bolt from the blue for them.He said already the retail trade is plagued by problems with e-commerce gaining ground.The government decision has come with a view to attract more foreign investments.At present, global e-tailer giants like Amazon and Ebay are operating online marketplaces in India while homegrown players like Flipkart and Snapdeal have foreign investments even as there were no clear FDI guidelines on various online retail models. PTI SPG RGlast_img read more

November 26, 2019 0

Faf Du Plessis expecting his first child with wife Imari Visser

first_imgSouth Africa Test skipper Faf du Plessis has announced he and his wife Imari Visser are expecting their first child.Du Plessis took to his Instagram account and posted a picture of him with his wife at Saturday’s Cricket South Africa (CSA) Awards with a caption that read, “Ready for the CSA awards!!! Last function as only the 2 of us #32weekspregnant”.The couple got married in 2013 at the picturesque Kleine Zalze wine estate outside Stellenbosch near Cape Town.The 32-year-old will be a key player for the Proteas in the upcoming tour to England as well as in ICC Champions Trophy, beginning June 1 in England and Wales.last_img read more

November 19, 2019 0


first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) Board of Management recognises the critical role that many volunteers play in the coordination of touring teams on a yearly basis & therefore extend an invitation for suitably experienced personnel to apply to be a part of the 2007 World Cup TFA Tour Management.The World Cup of Touch Football is to be conducted in South Africa from the 17th to the 20th of January 2007.  Australian Teams will be departing on a range of dates from the 12th of January with overall coordination to be determined to ensure administrative support to each departure.  Overall return dates are flexible due to the candidates having the opportunity to extend.  TFA requests that all interested members supply in writing an application for consideration.  This application will demonstrate key attributes & relevant experience that will support the TFA Tour Manager.  There is no requirement to supply curriculum vitae however the expression of interest should cover the following areas: Previous Tour Management or Coordination experienceCurrent contribution in this capacityAny relevant qualifications International experience or awareness of South Africa may be an advantageThe expression should be no longer than 500 words & received by COB Friday the 6th of October.  This document should be forwarded to both Colm Maguire at & Jon Pratt read more

November 7, 2019 0

Australian Sport Online – December

first_imgLassila honoured as AIS Athlete of the Year Not a member? Subscribe now Australian Institute of Sport  |  Supporting Sport  |  Participating in Sport If you do not wish to receive this newsletter, please unsubscribe. Olympic aerial skiing champion Lydia Lassila was announced as the 2010 Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Athlete of the Year at a gala presentation at the AIS Arena in Canberra last week. What did you think of the articles? Please send us your feedback to improve the newsletter. Tennis appointment set to benefit people with disability in sport The grass grows greener for Australian sport Don’t miss out on any upcoming events. Check our events calendar Read the full message The community of Rawaki in the Solomon Islands has been introduced to regular organised sport as the result of a partnership between the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and Save the Children. This message is intended for the addressee and may contain confidential and privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient please note that any form of distribution, copying or use of this communication or the information in it is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you receive this message in error, please delete it and notify the sender. December 2010  |  |  Subscribe now PARTICIPATING IN SPORT SUPPORTING SPORT The growth and development of sport at a local community level took a huge step forward last month when the Australian Sports Commission Board allocated $11 million of participation funding to national sporting organisations (NSOs). Students run, jump and throw for new athletics challenge The grass grows greener for Australian sport 2010 AIS Male and Female Swimmer of the Year Awards Meyer named 2010 Australian Cyclist of the Year The ninth annual Australian Sports Commission Media Awards winners were announced at a presentation gala dinner on Thursday 25 November at Doltone House, Sydney. Teams from across Western Australia took to the fields at the UWA Sports Park, Mount Claremont in late November to compete in the 2010 WA ‘Be Active’ Touch Football State Championships. What did you think of the articles? Please send us your feedback to improve the newsletter.center_img A message from the CEO In this edition What did you think of the articles? We value your feedback Meyer named 2010 Australian Cyclist of the Year Connect with us on AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT 2010 Australian Sports Commission Media Awards winners announced Subscribe now Last week 60 children from St Joan of Arc primary school converged at Algie Park in Sydney to demonstrate some of the new Athletics Play activities to be delivered through the Active After-school Communities (AASC) program. Travelling far and wide for the 2010 WA ‘Be Active’ Touch Football State Championships Lassila honoured as AIS Athlete of the Year Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holders Ashley Delaney and Alicia Coutts have capped off outstanding years by being named the 2010 AIS Male and Female Swimmer of the Year, respectively. The official e-newsletter of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) The partnership between Tennis Australia and the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is continuing to benefit communities after Tennis Australia confirmed the appointment of a Disability and Diversity Coordinator. We value your feedback Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) athlete Cameron Meyer has been named 2010 Australian Cyclist of the Year after some superb performances in international competition this year. Save the Children partnership brings sport to remote Pacific communities View articles about: Keep up to date with what’s happening in Australian sport — visit 2010 Australian Sports Commission Media Awards winners announced Australian sport produced another heady cocktail of action and drama this year. As we head into this festive season, there is much to celebrate and I want to thank you for your support throughout the year.last_img read more

November 7, 2019 0

2013/2014 Sectoral Debate: Minister of Labour and Social Security, the Hon. Derrick Kellier

first_imgMr. Speaker, I am honoured once again to stand in this Honourable House to report on the performance of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security over the last financial year and our plans for the next year.I want to thank the Most Honourable Prime Minister for the tremendous support she continues to give to the labour agenda and the process of supporting and empowering vulnerable Jamaicans.Download 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate: Minister of Labour and Social Security, the Hon. Derrick KellierMr. Speaker, I also want to thank the Permanent Secretary, the directors and staff of the Ministry, tripartite partners, other stakeholders and development team members for their invaluable work in advancing the interests of the Ministry.Mr. Speaker, this presentation is taking place at a time when the country is implementing an IMF programme and we are confronting varied challenges in every sector. But opportunities must be created and hopes must be fulfilled.The Labour and Social Security Ministry has the integral role of managing and promoting labour relations, employment and social security to achieve economic expansion and social equity.PRODUCTIVITY REVOLUTIONMr. Speaker, since I was entrusted with these portfolio responsibilities, I have been on a mission to create a productivity revolution in Jamaica.I have very strong confidence in the transformational powers of productivity, and this explains why my contribution to the 2012/2013 Sectoral Debate was titled: “Improved Productivity and Labour Market Efficiency: Pathways to Decent Work and Social Protection”.It should come as no surprise to anyone in this Honourable House, Mr. Speaker that continue to emphasize productivity as a critical component of my contribution to this 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate.Mr. Speaker, I continue to champion the cause of productivity because it is the prudent thing to do. I continue to champion the cause of productivity because it is a central plank of the growth agenda of this administration, of which I am a proud member.Mr. Speaker, MLSS is committed to ensuring that Jamaica maintains a laser-like focus on productivity growth. This is because productivity growth is a strategy that can simultaneously accomplish most of the development goals articulated by this Government…READ MOREDownload 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate: Minister of Labour and Social Security, the Hon. Derrick Kellierlast_img read more

October 24, 2019 0

PM Announces Initiatives to Improve Water Supply to Corporate Area

first_imgStory Highlights This new plant will be established under a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement, with the private entity being responsible to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain this plant and to sell water to the National Water Commission (NWC). Among the new measures is the construction of a 15-million-gallon-per-day water treatment plant in the Rio Cobre, St. Catherine. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Tuesday (May 14), announced several initiatives to improve the supply of water to the Corporate Area and St. Catherine, with an estimated expenditure of US$160 million. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Tuesday (May 14), announced several initiatives to improve the supply of water to the Corporate Area and St. Catherine, with an estimated expenditure of US$160 million.Among the new measures is the construction of a 15-million-gallon-per-day water treatment plant in the Rio Cobre, St. Catherine.This new plant will be established under a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement, with the private entity being responsible to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain this plant and to sell water to the National Water Commission (NWC).The total cost to develop the project and construct the new water treatment plant is estimated at US$60 million (J$7.77 billion).“The project will take 24 months, and we have received the approval from the Public Investment Management Committee (PIMC),” Prime Minister Holness said, as he addressed the House of Representatives.He pointed out that the private partner – a consortium consisting of a local bank and international construction company in water infrastructure development – will have 45 days to complete negotiations with the Government, after which they will break ground and start construction.Mr. Holness also advised the Lower House that the project is contiguous with the divestment of the Central Wastewater Treatment Company (CWTC), which owns the Soapberry Wastewater Treatment Plant in St. Catherine.Other projects the Prime Minister announced include the installation of 2.7 kilometres of 16-inch-diameter ductile iron pipeline from Stanton Terrace to Marescaux Road, replacing the old cast iron pipes, at an estimated cost of US$12-million.“The design for this pipeline is completed,” Prime Minister Holness said.In addition, plans are in place for the installation of 3.0 kilometres of 16-inch transmission mains from King’s House gate (East Kings House Road) to West Kings House Road at its intersection with Constant Spring Road.“This will strengthen the flexibility of supplying areas that are mainly supplied by the Constant Spring Water Treatment Plant with water from the Mona Water Treatment Plant. This is estimated to cost US$12 million,” Mr. Holness said.He further informed that the very old seven-inch diameter pipeline between the Norman Manley Airport roundabout and Port Royal is in a very bad condition and is leaking.Mr. Holness emphasised that this main has to be upgraded to increase the carrying capacity to Port Royal to support the planned developments there, adding that it is the intention to install about 10 kilometres of 12-inch pipeline at a cost of approximately US$15 million.Also, the Prime Minister informed that the pipeline that transfers water from the Seaview Water Treatment Plant to serve the upper sections of Jack’s Hill, such as Jubba Spring, Sunset Avenue, Tavistock Heights and Skyline Drive, is in urgent need of replacement.“It is planned to install a 10-inch diameter pipeline at a cost of US$5 million. Then we will have to do Six Miles to North Street, and that will see the installation of 12 kilometres of varying-size pipes from 24 inches to 36 inches of ductile iron transmission mains that traverse along Spanish Town Road to Glenmore Road,” he said.He noted further that this will increase transfer capacity and flexibility within the system.The Prime Minister also announced the installation of five kilometres of 24- inch diameter transmission mains along Washington Boulevard to allow for improved capacity and flexibility in water distribution.last_img read more

October 24, 2019 0

Quebec corruption unit arrests 8 in alleged Montreal municipal kickback scheme

first_imgMONTREAL – Eight people, including a former high-ranking Montreal city councillor, were arrested Tuesday and charged with running a kickback scheme whereby engineering companies would allegedly be awarded city contracts in exchange for political donations and other favours.The investigation was conducted by Quebec’s anti-corruption unit, known as UPAC, which said in a news release it targeted about 30, mainly engineering contracts valued at $160 million, awarded by the City of Montreal between 2001-09.UPAC alleged a network of engineering firms, elected officials and municipal workers had developed “a system of sharing contracts.”Engineering firms were awarded $160-million worth of contracts between 2001-09 in exchange for political donations, kickbacks and “other personal favours,” UPAC said in a statement.UPAC struck in the morning and arrested Frank Zampino, a former chairman of Montreal’s powerful executive committee, Robert Marcil, a former Montreal public works director and Bernard Trepanier, a fundraiser for the defunct municipal Union Montreal party.Also arrested were several former engineering bosses with Cima+, Teknika HBA and Groupe SM.UPAC announced Tuesday afternoon an eight person, Bernard Poulin — the founder of Groupe SM — was taken into custody.The charges against the eight suspects include fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud, municipal corruption and breach of trust.Zampino is currently on trial for fraud and breach of trust in a separate case, stemming from a deal for a housing project dubbed Faubourg Contrecoeur, built on what was once city-owned land.UPAC said the investigation began in 2014 and the arrests on Tuesday were one phase of a larger, ongoing investigation.last_img read more

October 17, 2019 0

Firstdegree murder charge laid in death of 26yearold eastern Ontario woman

first_imgSOUTH GLENGARRY, Ont. – Police say a Nova Scotia man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman from eastern Ontario.Ontario Provincial Police say 26-year-old Emilie Maheu was last seen alive when she left work in Alexandria, Ont., last Thursday afternoon.She was found dead two days later in nearby South Glengarry Township, and police asked anyone with information to come forward.Police say 25-year-old Brandon Smeltzer of Bayside, N.S., was arrested in New Brunswick on Tuesday.They say he’ll appear in court in Cornwall, Ont., but did not give details.last_img read more

October 17, 2019 0

Ali Roshan arrested by CID over elephant racket

Niraj Roshan alias ‘Ali Roshan’ has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over an elephant racket.

October 8, 2019 0

CMHC says pace of housing starts slowed in May after strong April

CMHC says pace of housing starts slowed in May after strong April showing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 8, 2012 8:29 am MDT OTTAWA – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., says the pace of home construction cooled in May after a strong showing in April.It says the May figure of 19,264 estimated actual starts was more in line with the pace of the previous six months.On a seasonally adjusted annual basis, May starts hit 211,400 compared with 243,800 in April.The adjusted figure smooths out seasonal fluctuations and calculates an annual figure as if the monthly number held steady for a year.The seasonally adjusted annual rate of urban starts slipped by 15.8 per cent to 189,600 units in May, with urban single starts down 4.2 per cent and multiple starts off 20.7 per cent.On the same basis, urban starts decreased by 35.8 per cent in Quebec, by 18.3 per cent in Ontario and by 7.7 per cent in the Prairies.Urban starts were up 6.4 per cent in Atlantic Canada and 20.9 per cent in British Columbia.“As anticipated, the pace of housing starts observed in April was not sustained in May,” said Mathieu Laberge, deputy chief economist at CMHC’s market analysis centre. “In fact, the pace in May was more in line with the average over the last six months.“Although some ups and downs are likely to continue in the months ahead, the pace of housing starts should trend lower as the year progresses.” read more

October 6, 2019 0

Little Green Cars reach the end of the road as band announce

first_img IRISH INDIE BAND Little Green Cars have broken up. Formed in Dublin in 2008, the band announced in a statement posted on Twitter today that they had “come to the end of the road” and were disbanding.“There has been no terrible calamity, no heartless betrayal and no punches thrown,” the band have said. “Rather, this simply feels like the right things for us, both personally and artistically”. “From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you”— Little Green Cars (@Littlegreencars) March 21, 2019 Image: Little Green Cars/ Made up of members Steve Appleby, Faye O’Rourke, Adam O’Regan, Donagh Seaver O’Leary and Dylan Lynch, Little Green Cars released their debut album Absolute Zero in 2013 which was followed up with 2016′s Ephemera. The band’s final performance will be aired at 11.30pm tonight on RTÉ 2′s Other Voices.  51 Comments Image: Little Green Cars/ Short URL Little Green Cars reach the ‘end of the road’ as band announce break-up “There has been no terrible calamity, no heartless betrayal and no punches thrown,” the band said. center_img Thursday 21 Mar 2019, 1:51 PM By Cónal Thomas Mar 21st 2019, 1:51 PM 38,466 Views Share90 Tweet Email4 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

September 21, 2019 0

IS claims Sri Lanka bombings and releases photo of attackers

first_imgIS claims Sri Lanka bombings and releases photo of attackers More than 320 people were killed in the Easter blasts. By AFP 63 Comments Image: AP/PA Images THE ISLAMIC STATE group has claimed a series of bombings that killed more than 320 people in Sri Lanka, and released a photo of the men it said were responsible.The massive casualty toll would make the Easter attacks the deadliest overseas operation claimed by IS since the group proclaimed its worldwide caliphate in mid-2014.“Those that carried out the attack that targeted members of the US-led coalition and Christians in Sri Lanka the day before yesterday are Islamic State group fighters,” said a statement released by IS propaganda agency Amaq.In a later statement, the group gave the combat names of seven people who it said were behind the “blessed attack” that targeted Christians during their “blasphemous holiday,” referring to Easter.It also released a photo of eight men it said were behind the blasts.Seven of them had their faces covered and three of them held knives.The one man who displayed his bearded face also appeared to carry an assault rifle.The authenticity of the image could not be independently verified and the reason for the discrepancy in the reported number of attackers was not immediately clear.Sunday’s bombings targeting churches and high-end hotels are among the deadliest such attacks worldwide since the 2001 strikes on the United States.International terrorThe Sri Lankan government blamed the Islamist National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) group for the blasts, saying they were carried out in retaliation for last month’s attacks on two mosques in New Zealand.The presidency said there was intelligence that “international terror groups” were backing Sri Lankan extremists.Police sources told AFP Tuesday that two Muslim brothers — sons of a wealthy Colombo spice trader — were among the perpetrators of the attacks.  Short URL 32,973 Views Share Tweet Email Footwear and personal belongs of victims kept close to the scene of a suicide bombing at St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka. Image: AP/PA Images The Islamic State (#ISIS) has now released three statements claiming responsibility for the Easter attacks on Christians in Sri Lanka. The latest is an Amaq News Agency report with a photo allegedly showing the seven suicide bombers responsible.— Thomas Joscelyn (@thomasjoscelyn) April 23, 2019 Footwear and personal belongs of victims kept close to the scene of a suicide bombing at St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka. Apr 23rd 2019, 5:37 PM They blew themselves up as guests queued for breakfast at the Shangri-La and Cinnamon Grand hotels in the capital, the source said.The pair were key members of the NTJ, which the government has previously blamed for defacing Buddhist statues, according to an investigation officer. The IS statement today said three fighters it named as Abu Obeidah, Abu Baraa and Abu Moukhtar were behind the attacks on the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels.Three other fighters it named as Abu Hamza, Abu Khalil and Abu Mohammad carried out attacks on three different churches in the cities of Colombo, Negombo, and Batticaloa, it said. The seventh fighter, Abu Abdallah, killed three police officers in an attack in a Colombo suburb, it said. – © AFP 2019 Source: Thomas Joscelyn/Twitter Tuesday 23 Apr 2019, 5:37 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

September 21, 2019 0

Réchauffement climatique la NouvelleZélande sapprête à signer laccord de Copenhague

first_imgRéchauffement climatique : la Nouvelle-Zélande s’apprête à signer l’accord de CopenhagueNouvelle-Zélande – Le gouvernement néo-zélandais a annoncé son intention de signer l’accord de Copenhague sur la lutte contre le changement climatique. Le pays devrait également maintenir son objectif de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre.La Nouvelle-Zélande a décidé de rejoindre les pays signataires de l’accord de Copenhague qui, non contraignant, se contente de fixer un objectif de limitation du réchauffement climatique à 2°C. Toutefois, signer cet accord constitue selon le gouvernement néo-zélandais, une étape majeure dans le processus de lutte contre le réchauffement climatique.”S’associer à cet accord renforce l’engagement de la Nouvelle-Zélande à assumer sa juste part de la résolution de ce problème mondial” affirme dans un communiqué Nick Smith, le ministre néo-zélandais du Changement climatique.En août, le Nouvelle-Zélande s’est engagée à réduire ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES) de 10 à 20% d’ici 2020 et par rapport à 1990, mais ce, à condition qu’un accord international ayant pour objectif de limiter à 2°C le réchauffement de la planète par rapport à l’ère industrielle soit conclu et que d’autres États s’engagent à leur tour. Ces conditions réunies, la Nouvelle-Zélande a donc décidé de maintenir son objectif.L’accord signé à Copenhague invitait les États signataires à présenter leur plan de réduction des émissions de GES d’ici le 31 janvier. Cinquante-cinq pays dont les 27 de l’Union européenne, les États-Unis, le Canada, le Brésil, le Japon ou encore l’Inde, ont respecté cette date butoir. Mais d’après les experts du climat, leurs engagements actuels ne sont pas suffisants pour limiter le réchauffement à 2°C.Le 3 février 2010 à 10:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

September 20, 2019 0

Maryhill Winery tasting room makes Waterfront debut

first_imgThe Maryhill Winery tasting room is set to make its grand debut at The Waterfront Vancouver this weekend. Owners Craig and Vicki Leuthold kicked things off Thursday with a media and industry preview night.“It’s very rewarding to see it full of people,” said Vicki Leuthold.The 5,000-square-foot space has undergone a radical transformation in just a few months. A vintage-style bar dominates the main wall opposite the kitchen serving window and a stage for musical performances. Rows of shelves hold hundreds of bottles of wine in the center of the tasting room.“We had to make a few tweaks along the way, but everything was pretty much as we envisioned it,” said Craig Leuthold.On the riverfront side, dozens of tables have been installed both inside and on the outdoor patio, for a total guest capacity of 300, according to Craig Leuthold. The private wine club member lounge has opened, complete with its own bar and seating area and a wall-size image of the winery’s barrel room in the Columbia River Gorge.Most of the guests Thursday were distributors, partners and friends in the wine industry, and the space looked like it was quickly filling to capacity as guests made their way to the main bar counter. Light music on the tasting room speakers eventually gave way to a live performance from the room’s stage area.last_img read more

September 19, 2019 0

Joint Provisional Liquidators Succeed in Securing Funds for Baha Mar Salaries

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Over 2000 unemployed, liquidators make them redundant Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, 24 Sept 2015 – Court-appointed Joint Provisional Liquidators for Baha Mar KRyS-Global (Bahamas) and UK-based AlixPartners today delivered good news to more than 2,000 Baha Mar employees – they have secured funding to pay salaries and employee benefits.The news came in the form of a letter addressed to staffers of several Baha Mar-related companies, including those working for Baha Mar Ltd., Baha Mar Land Holdings Ltd., Cable Beach Resorts Ltd., Baha Mar Enterprises Ltd., BMP Three Ltd., Baha Mar Properties Ltd. and BMP Golf Ltd.According to Edmund Rahming of KRyS-Global and Alastair Beveridge and Nick Cropper of AlixPartners, consistent efforts that began with their appointment on September 4 have resulted in funding that will cover all salaries and benefits from the time of that appointment.“This will mean that for the payroll due to be paid this week, employees who are paid on a monthly payroll cycle will receive payment for the period 4 September to 30 September 2015, a period of 27 days; and employees paid on a bi-weekly payroll cycle will receive payment due in respect of the two week period 7 September to 20 September 2015,” they said.The Joint Provisional Liquidators also assured employees that they intend to meet all employee benefits, including pension entitlements, accruing from the date of their appointment onwards and they will be taking steps to ensure that existing medical insurance coverage is maintained.Employee benefits which have accrued but are unpaid in relation to the period prior to 4 September 2015 will remain outstanding until additional funding can be secured.As previously advised, employees of Meliá Nassau Beach Hotel will continue to be paid their salary and benefits in the ordinary course of business.“The Provisional Liquidators appreciate that this is a difficult time for all employees,” the letter said. “Please be assured that the Provisional Liquidators are continuing their efforts to work with key stakeholders in order to identify the most appropriate way forward.” Related Items:baha mar, liquidator Recommended for you Statement On Baha Mar By The Bahamas Attorney General And Minister Of Legal Affairs Baha Mar liquidators dismiss over 2,000last_img read more

September 17, 2019 0

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September 17, 2019 0