Pato update: ‘In any other business, the organiser would be getting his P45!’

first_imgAlexandre Pato could already be packing his bags at Chelsea.While his playing time was expected to be limited with the Blues, many were anticipating more of an impact from the striker, but with his fitness still a concern, it appears his debut is far from imminent.And the London Evening Standard report that the reigning Premier League champions are considering cancelling the Brazilian’s loan agreement before it expires at the end of the season.Take a look at the best tweets in response to the news below… Alexandre Pato is yet to make an appearance for Chelsea following his arrival in the winter window 1last_img read more

Gallery: 2010 Fifa World Cup

first_imgSome of the best photography from the 2010 Fifa World Cup section of the image library. To download these and over 2 000 other free high-resolution photos, register with Supporters of South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs football club in full regalia during the Vodacom Challenge final between Manchester United and Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, Gauteng, on 26 July 2008. Manchester United won by four goals to one. The stadium is a 2010 Fifa World Cup venue.Photo: Chris KirchhoffFind the hi-res version of this photo in the image library at South African football fans 1. (Register and log in first.) Supporters of South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs football club in full regalia during the Vodacom Challenge final between Manchester United and Kaizer Chiefs.Photo: Chris KirchhoffFind the hi-res version of this photo at South African football fans 8. A supporter of Bafana Bafana (“the boys, the boys”), South Africa’s national football squad, urges his team on during a match with Equatorial Guinea at Supersport Stadium in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, on 7 June 2008. South Africa won by four goals to one.Photo: Chris Kirchhoff Find the hi-res version of this photo at South African football fans 3. Supporter of Bafana Bafana, South Africa’s national football squad, during a match with Equatorial Guinea at Supersport Stadium in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, on 7 June 2008.Photo: Chris Kirchhoff Find the hi-res version of this photo at South African football fans 2. A fan blows a vuvuzela trumpet during a match between Bafana Bafana, South Africa’s national football squad, and Equatorial Guinea at Supersport Stadium in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, on 7 June 2008.Photo: Chris KirchhoffFind the hi-res version of this photo at South African football fans 3. Construction work in progress on Green Point Stadium, one of the 10 stadiums to be used for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, in Cape Town, Western Cape.Photo: Rodger Bosch Find the hi-res version of this photo at Stadium construction 1. Durban Stadium in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.Photo: Rodger BoschFind the hi-res version of this photo at Durban Stadium 4. Late afternoon view of Cape Town Stadium with the harbour and Table Bay in the distance.Photo: Rodger BoschFind the hi-res version of this photo at Cape Town Stadium 2. The massive Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, Gauteng, has a crowd capacity of 94 700.Photo: Ndaba DlaminiFind the hi-res version of this photo at Soccer City 1. Supporter of Bafana Bafana, South Africa’s national football squad, during a match with Equatorial Guinea at Supersport Stadium in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, on 7 June 2008.Photo: Chris Kirchhoff Find the hi-res version of this photo at South African football fans 3.Don’t forget to read the image library terms and conditions of use.MORE GALLERIESlast_img read more

Panama climate talks ‘successful’

first_img6 October 2011 International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has described this week’s climate talks in Panama, in preparation for the upcoming UN climate summit in Durban, as successful. Nkoana-Mashabane visited Panama in her capacity as incoming president of the 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), taking place in Durban from 28 November to 9 December. She met with members of the Bureau of the UNFCCC and held consultations with representatives of the European Union, the Umbrella Group, Environmental Integrity Group, Africa Group, as well as the G77 and China. “I am really encouraged by the attitude of the parties and the groupings here in Panama,” Nkoana-Mashabane said. “They are saying to me … that they want Durban to be a success. “They also indicated to me that they have already started working on a draft text that would guide the negotiations in Durban,” the minister said, adding that her role as the incoming president of the COP was to encourage the parties to talk to each another to find common ground. Those who met with the minister expressed their appreciation to her as the incoming president of COP17, saying that reaching out to the parties would go a long way in encouraging open dialogue. While in Panama, Nkoana-Mashabane also signed the host country agreement with the UNFCCC secretariat for South Africa’s hosting of the Durban event. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

5 Ways Cloud Storage can Make Managing Your Blog Easier

first_imgMaggie Young is a student at the University of Pittsburgh studying nonfiction writing. You can connect with her on LinkedIn. Digital Marketing Jobs in the Government Sector Related Posts This is a sponsored post for Dropbox. All opinions are my own. Dropbox is not affiliated with nor endorses any other products or services mentioned. Maggie Young What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Creating an online platform for your content was likely already super difficult. Once you decide to go digital, there are so many steps involved to keep website traffic consistent and grow your brand. Whatever it is you’re worried about at this point in your blogging journey, general blog management shouldn’t be one of them. Not by the end of this article, at least.With an easy to use cloud storage platform—the easiest and fastest way of syncing, storing, and retrieving essential files and folders—managing your blog will become so much easier. Read on to find out why.When you sync your files to the cloud, you can work on blog-related projects from anywhere on any device.When you sync your files to the cloud, you can work on blog-related projects from anywhere on any device.1. Synced files = accessible anywhere.When we say cloud storage, what does that mean exactly? Think of a cloud storage platform as somewhere you can put anything so that it can be accessed anywhere. Similar to a flash drive, you can put loads of data into that tiny thing you can take with you wherever you go. But with the cloud, you don’t even have to worry about remembering to put your flash drive in your bag. Or about finding a USB port to plug in to (hello cell phones).The cloud stores any file and makes it accessible wherever you go. When you save a file in a Dropbox folder, it is instantly synced to all of the devices that you have connected to that cloud storage, whether it be your iPhone, Android, iPad or computer. If for whatever reason you lose internet connection while using the Dropbox app, the magic software still allows you to get some stuff done. When you get that connection back, all of your work has been updated.So with cloud storage, you can share any document on any device through a Dropbox folder. The best part—this entire process occurs within a matter of seconds!2. No more clunky emails.Do you know what method of sharing your files is not so fast? Emails. Snail mail may become a thing of the past, but the instantaneousness of cloud sharing makes those clunky emails seem like they take half a decade to send and then download on each account or device.As far as clunk emails go, think about the days where the only way you knew how to get a photo from your iPhone to your Windows computer was by emailing it. It would take forever to upload the photo onto the iPhone email, then take even longer for the email to send. Then once you got the photo (or, heaven forbid, photos), you might not also be able to download them for whatever reason.The same goes for doc sharing with fellow collaborators. You might not have had the experience of sending photos from one device to the next, but chances are you’ve encountered a similar situation when sharing documents with other collaborators. The idea is pretty much the same—you have a large file on your computer that needs to be shared, and the easiest way to do that at one point was by email. But not anymore.With cloud storage, there’s no need to send those impossibly slow emails loaded with files. The cloud allows you to send files of all sizes in seconds. All you need to do is make a shared folder link on Dropbox then send over the link to anyone who needs to see it.Cloud storage opens the door for easy content collaboration, helping you make your blog better than ever before.3. The key to excellent content collaboration.Due to this easy collaborative nature, cloud storage is an excellent way to get your team working together efficiently. The cloud has plenty of features to boost your team’s productivity, such as the built-in software that allows one user to annotate someone else’s document. All you need to do is open a PDF from your computer and let Dropbox work its magic. It uses built-in Adobe Acrobat software to allow users to quickly leave comments or make suggestions to another person’s work.Even if someone sends something in need of annotations that isn’t a PDF, it is still possible for you to leave comments on the file through Dropbox. Even if you don’t have the same app or program on which the file was made. You might not know how to use Photoshop, but at least you would have a way of engaging with the photo.Regardless of what’s being shared with you and how your annotating on it, remember that allowing differing ideas together is what helps workspaces thrive! Everybody has their own insight and personal experience that they can bring to the table. Annotating documents shared on the cloud is the perfect way to show the benefits of teamwork.4. Keep your files safe.Another way of incorporating content collaboration in the workplace lies in the idea of version control. Dropbox allows users to return to an older version of any file, as long as the changes were made less than 30 days ago (or longer depending on which plan you have). Version control is the perfect tool to enhance a relationship like that of a writer and editor. In roles like these, an editor is continuously giving feedback for a writer.5. Save some space.Saving space might be the coolest part about utilizing cloud storage—saving all that hard drive space.Remember, before with all of those slow emails sent for sharing? The reason they were so slow—files can be huge and take up loads of space. Individual small files might not seem like a big deal, but doc after doc will take up your hard drive space. Before you even realize how little space you have, you might have to get rid of some things (which is hard for everyone).ConclusionCloud storage is an awesome idea for every blogger.Overall, cloud storage is looking pretty good right now when it comes to managing your online presence. What other questions do you have about managing your blog with cloud storage? Let us know in the comments. How a Modern Gaming Engine Can Supercharge Your…last_img read more

Industry Insights: “Hulu’s Das Boot” Composer Matthias Weber

first_imgWe interviewed Das Boot’s composer, Matthias Weber, on his approach to the sequel to Wolfgang Petersen’s iconic 1981 feature film.Matthias Weber. (Photo by Michael Roud.)PremiumBeat: Matthias, you worked on the pilots for both The Sopranos and The Good Wife. It must be thrilling, and daunting, to determine the sound of something that is in the mere infant stage artistically. What is the process for you when working on a pilot episode?Matthias Weber: Regarding The Sopranos, I have to clarify that there was no permanent composer working on the show. They wanted to be different and work exclusively with songs — a really fresh musical approach. I created some custom tracks for the show: Cathy Dayak, the music editor and music supervisor, called me a few times when they needed something specific. One track I created was an opera track, another one I remember was a textural suspense track.For The Good Wife, though, I did score the original pilot. I say “original” because there is usually a pilot episode that is created for the network to decide whether they want to do the show or not. If they green light the show, the actual pilot episode gets produced, often times with a completely new crew. In this case, I was brought on board by the English director Charles McDougall. Unlike in movies, where the director usually picks the composer, in TV, the executive producer/showrunner gets to pick. It is a highly political process, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. On this one, I lost.I approach a pilot episode like I approach any other project and ask myself What does the story need? Who are the characters? What musical colors and themes would help tell the story? The difference, compared to other formats, is that there is even less time to think about it and experiment. The moment you get a rough cut and you start working on it, that rough cut is being recut and changed at the same time, sometimes more, sometimes less drastically, so you are always behind. It gets so beyond crazy that it is fun again. I remember everyone being happy with my musical approach, so it did inform the actual score.Hulu’s Das Boot via Bavaria Films.PB: Wolfgang Peterson’s Das Boot is a haunting, classic 1981 anti-war film. You recently scored the Hulu eight-hour mini-series sequel to that iconic film. What about the current world climate do you think motivated this project, happening thirty-seven years after it was first produced? Any obligation to approach the score with a nod to the original film, or were their alternative influences when crafting the score?MW: With politics seemingly going down the extreme right-wing drain all over the world, and Nazis popping up left and right, it probably seemed like an appropriate time to bring back the horror of fascism and everything that comes with it. The biggest challenge in my musical approach was if and how to incorporate Klaus Doldinger’s legendary theme from the original movie. Andreas Prochaska, our director, was initially against using it to avoid any association and expectation on the audience’s part, regarding the Peterson version. Once you hear the theme, you want to see Prochnow and the rest of his crew. Another reason why he was hesitant is the fact that Doldinger’s theme is a long theme with a lot of notes. And as brilliant as it is, when I work with Andreas, we usually go the minimalist route. We try to avoid long, melodic musical statements. We like to stay a bit more abstract, more ambiguous. The more melodic the music gets, the more it makes clear statements that tell the audience what to think. There is a place for that and we do it, but only when we really feel it is right and appropriate.I spend a lot of time trying to create interesting textures and soundscapes, be it from electronic sources or from organic sources that I manipulate and process later. Sometimes, I record an instrument or a whole orchestra and pitch it down, slow it way down, reverse it, process it with effects, etc. This way we create these atmospheric, often unidentifiable, living and breathing drones that put the audience in a mood, but leave them the freedom to feel and think for themselves. In addition to these sustained tonal and atonal qualities, I create a lot of pulsating, rhythmic elements that propel the story forward and give it energy.Das Boot is full with these textures and pulses, staying true to the Prochaska/Weber style. Unlike Andreas, the producers really wanted to use the original theme, because it is so iconic and famous. My solution was to use only fragments of Klaus’s main theme. For instance, in the main title, I juxtapose two short quotes of Doldinger with one of my main melodic ideas — a simple piano theme. The whole thing is embedded in metallic musical sound design and an underlying bass pulse that pays homage to the analogue synth bass lines of the ’80s. Similar to what Doldinger did, just updated.For the most dramatic moments in the show, I use a big string orchestra in combination with my main electronic instrument, the Continuum Fingerboard. Combining analog and digital into a (hopefully) interesting and different collage of sounds.Wolfgang Petersen and author Lothar-Günther Buchheim on the set of Das Boot, 1979.PB: Is crafting the musically emotional journey of material different with a limited mini-series vs. episodic, over multiple seasons?MW: Like I mentioned earlier, I treat every format pretty much the same way, asking myself what musical colors will work for the story, the characters, the time it takes place, the location. Of course, the more installments there are, the more there is a chance that additional new, thematic material is needed.PB: Do you find inspiration presents itself in multiple ways, or do you have a set way of working on a new score?MW: I have a big group of filmmakers, directors, and producers, who I have worked with repeatedly over the years. They involve me early on in the process. They send me scripts before they start shooting. Whenever I read a script, ideas pop into my head right away, and I start experimenting with musical colors and motifs. More often than not, these early ideas work quite well for the early versions of a cut. That way, we can avoid using temp music — meaning music from other composers — usually from other movies. That temporary music tends to get stuck in the filmmakers’ heads and, often times, it is hard to get musical ideas across that are not based on that music, in one way or another.When I work with new directors, most of the time I get a picture that is close to being locked, and most of the time there will be temp music. In that case, it is almost impossible to mute the temp music and pretend to start from scratch, with a clean slate. Not my preferred way of working. I am a bit spoiled, I have to admit. On the other hand, temp tracks can be very helpful, especially when working with new people I have never worked with. It is hard to talk about music. When there is something already there, it helps to discuss what works and what doesn’t.PB: Any general (or specific) advice for young composers who want to be working in film and/or television?MW: What has worked for me, and for many other composers, is finding established composers to work for and gain experience that way. The Society of Composers and Lyricists (and other organizations) have internship programs, for instance. Another way is to approach music editors, music supervisors, and picture editors. If you can get them to listen to your music, and if they like it, they might be able to help. If you are in school (or not) try to hook up with young filmmakers and score their student films. Create relationships. Go where film people hang out — film festivals, premieres, industry panels.Musically, I think it is good to listen to as much music, in as many different styles, as possible. Especially non-film music. Find out what everybody else is doing, and then do it your way. Don’t forget to have fun!Cover image via Das Boot (Hulu).Looking for more industry interviews? Check these out.Industry Insights: Cinematographer Adrian Peng CorreiaIndustry Insights: The Horror Scores of The Newton BrothersVFX Master Michael Conelly Talks AR and VR TechnologyIndustry Interview: Emmy-Nominated Composer Dominik ScherrerIndustry Interview: Documentary Editor Aaron Wickendenlast_img read more

Rising Stars: Samuel Salva stays unbeaten, gets shot at IBF minimumweight belt

first_imgMark Cuarto (L) vs Samuel Salva (R) in Rising Stars card at Resorts World Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Undefeated Filipino Samuel Salva earned a world title shot after outclassing compatriot Mark Cuarto in the Rising Stars fight card Saturday at Resorts World Manila.Salva won via unanimous decision with the judges scoring it, 116-112, 116-112, 117-111.ADVERTISEMENT Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other The 22-year-old Salva had Cuarto in trouble in the ninth round, rocking him with a solid right to the jaw.Cuarto had a hard time dealing with Salva’s counter right especially in the later rounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSalva (17-0, 10 KOs) is now next in line to challenge current IBF minimumweight champion Deejay Kriel (15-1-1, 7 KOs) of South Africa.Meanwhile, Enrique Magsalin also won by unanimous decision over Justine Darap in a flyweight encounter. Rising stars: Filipino bet Cris Leon scores split decision over Singaporean foe Google Philippines names new country director Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag View comments MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventlast_img read more

Dead receiving ballots in Sagkeeng

first_imgAPTN National NewsAs many Manitoba First Nations head to the polls, stories of corruption continue to surface.This next story focuses on the Sagkeeng First Nation, where some speculate the voters list isn’t kept up to date for a reason.Concerned band members say there are hundreds of dead members still on the voters’ list, some of whom are getting mail-in ballots.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson has the story.last_img

USS Carl Vinson departs for RIMPAC 2018

first_imgUSS Carl Vinson departs for RIMPAC 2018 Posted: June 18, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departed San Diego, June 18, to participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.Carl Vinson is joining more than 50 surface ships and submarines from 26 nations in the world’s largest international maritime exercise. The aircraft carrier’s 5,000 Sailors are part of 25,000 personnel scheduled to participate in various training events ashore and at sea June 27 through Aug. 2.“This is a chance for us to showcase what we do and strengthen relationships with our international partners,” said Capt. Matthew Paradise, Carl Vinson’s commanding officer. “There are a lot of opportunities to build camaraderie.”The training syllabus includes amphibious operations, gunnery, missile, anti-submarine and air defense exercises as well as military medicine, humanitarian assistance and disaster response. Units will also train in counter-piracy, mine clearance operations, explosive ordnance disposal, and diving and salvage operations.RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. Participants this year include forces from Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam.Brazil, Israel, Sri Lanka and Vietnam are participating for the first time.Carl Vinson completed a three-month deployment to the Western Pacific in April. The mission included a bilateral exercise with Japan’s maritime forces and the first visit by a U.S. aircraft carrier to Vietnam in more than 40 years.The ship supports more than 70 aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 2 and also serves as the flagship for Commander, Carrier Strike Group 1.– CVN 70 – KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News center_img June 18, 2018 FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom last_img read more