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  • How to Take Photos with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    first_imgWhile the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K won’t replace your go-to still camera, it can capture stills to make referencing and scouting much easier.Ever since the T2i, I’ve been writing tips and producing video tutorials on how to take a camera primarily made for capturing stills and using it to create the “cinematic” look in its video mode. And now, here we are taking a pocket camera that has been made for cinema, and looking at how to use it to capture stills (cue Inception music).This notion isn’t new. Back in 2009, two years after the release of the RED ONE, the camera captured a cover photo of Megan Fox for Esquire magazine.It’s interesting to read the take on the experience of the shoot, as a decade later, it reads like a lost relic:For the first time in Esquire‘s history (and, we imagine, magazine history in general), a cover image was shot as a video. Using the RED ONE, a video camera that captures images at four times the resolution of high-definition, photographer-director Greg Williams (see below) recorded ten minutes of loosely scripted footage with Fox . . . ‘She could run scenes, without being reminded by the sound of a shutter every four seconds that I was taking a picture. As in still photography, a lot of it is capturing unexpected moments. This takes that one step further.’The Pocket 4K has been rolling into new users’ hands over the last few weeks, and more filmmakers are looking to get the most out of the camera. While the camera only houses an eight-megapixel sensor, and doesn’t have the typical photo features found on a mirrorless/DSLR-turned-film camera, we can get stills if necessary, and the 4K resolution provides more than enough for quick reference snaps.There are two ways of doing so.Using the Still ButtonOn the top panel, situated next to the red record button, there’s a camera icon button, which you use to capture a still. However, unlike a typical shutter release button — which will capture images continuously until you lift your finger from the button — this will only take the one still image, then you’ll need to press the button again. When pressed, it’s not initially apparent that you may have taken a photograph. There’s no digital shutter sound, no beep, nor does the screen blink. Instead, you’ll see this small camera icon appear in the top-right of the LCD screen after pressing the camera still button.It’s not that obvious — even less so in bright conditions. To make matters even more confusing — or perhaps more beneficial to those filming who don’t want to view stills when browsing their takes — is that when browsing your media on the camera through the playback function, you can’t review your photos. Again, a stills camera this is not, but one would hope it’d be a feature, considering we have a stills button. Even if we had to go into the menu subsystem to find a separate stills folder to review the media, it’d be better than nothing.Upon hitting the stills button, a still (formatted at your current camera setting) will save as a single DNG frame in a new submenu on your card, aptly titled “Stills.” And, cleverly, the stills get renamed with new characters to avoid unnecessary imports when you’re just looking for video files. As with the GH5, for example, if you were to record video, it’d be titled P1040598, and then if you were to take a photo the second after, the photo would be titled P1040599. With the Pocket 4K, stills will continue to follow the naming conventions set on the Pocket 4K, but they will send with S001 and so forth.An alternative method, and one we’ve extensively covered in a previous article for Resolve, is to frame-grab a 4K still from your NLE. It’s the method behind the Megan Fox cover issue, and it’s the method I used to create the poster below.However, whether you choose to capture a still from the camera using the dedicated button or from a frame grab, you’re still limited in how you capture photographs. The camera, at default, is set to shutter angle, the primary shutter setting for cinema cameras.Why is this such a significant factor? Well, typically the shutter speed is the principle setting that controls how long the image is exposed to light, and it will affect the degree of blur. In cinema, the slight amount of blur we get from 24fps at 180-degree shutter is responsible for what many call the “film look” and is a staple of how we perceive cinematic images. The problem is, it’s not great for taking photographs, because even the slightest movement is going to result in a blurry image.To adjust this, we can enter the setup menu and switch the shutter measurement from shutter angle to shutter speed. This will present us to change the shutter measurement to a setting more familiarly found on DSLRs. It allows us to adjust the shutter speed from 1/24 to 1/2000.If you don’t want to continue switching between shutter measurements in the heat of the moment, you can follow the steps below to try and neutralize any motion blur.We want to change the shutter angle to 45-degrees, negating most of the blur from a moving subject (this really only pertains to frame grabs from a video file), and we want to increase the FPS to 60. In doing so, there will be more frames for any given movement, which again will further negate the motion blur with the 45-degree shutter angle. This will help you pluck a still image from your video file.A reference image captured on the BMPCC4K while location scouting.Truthfully, this camera was never designed for stills, and you shouldn’t treat it as such. Since the files are saved on a Cinema DNG frame, you can export the photo to grade quickly or to grab a reference frame when scouting without the burden of a huge video file. Don’t list your stills camera on eBay just yet — there’s still use for it.Cover image via Blackmagic.Looking for more articles on video gear? Check these out.The Teradek RT System: A Positive Change in Focus PullingThe 5 Best Sliders to Pair with Mirrorless Video CamerasCanon Announces an Affordable Full-Frame 24-240mm All-in-one Zoom LensViltrox vs. Metabones: Speed Booster for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera3 Cheap, Underappreciated Cameras Filmmakers Should Considerlast_img read more

  • India reach 166/6 at lunch to extend lead to 239

    first_imgRahul Dravid scored a gritty unbeaten half century as India reached 166 for six at lunch on the third day of the first Test match against West Indies on Wednesday.India now have an overall lead of 239 with four wickets left. Dravid remained unbeaten on 69 (203 balls, 8×4) at lunch.Brief Scores: India 246 & 166/6 (Rahul Dravid 69 batting, Suresh Raina 27, Abhinav Mukund 25, Devendra Bishoo 3/41).West Indies 1st Innings 173.- With PTI inputsFor more News, click here.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

  • India needs strong roots to match China, says Pullela Gopichand

    first_imgIndia stands on the brink of a badminton revolution but the sport’s foundations need to be strengthened if the country hopes to emulate mighty neighbours China, national coach Pullela Gopichand has told Reuters.China has been the dominant force in badminton for decades but after sweeping all five titles at the 2012 London Olympics, last year’s Rio Games proved far less productive for the Asian super power as other nations sought to take advantage.They bagged the men’s singles and doubles titles but only added a solitary bronze to that tally as India’s Pusarla Sindhu took silver in the women’s singles, losing out to Spain’s Carolina Marin in one of three finals without Chinese players.Sindhu’s silver followed Saina Nehwal’s bronze in London for success-starved India, but Kidambi Srikanth’s three consecutive Super Series finals appearances has given badminton a shot in the arm in the world’s second-most populous country.”For the number of people who have taken up playing the sport, I will say yes,” Gopichand said when asked if India was on the verge of a badminton revolution. “And hopefully these performances are more consistent.”It’s not only my academy, all academies across the country are running full. There are many, many parents who want their kids to give up everything and concentrate on badminton.”Srikanth lost to compatriot B. Sai Praneeth in the final in Singapore before going on to win in Indonesia and Australia, where he beat Chinese Olympic and world champion Chen Long.In Indonesia, HS Prannoy also shone as he defeated three-times Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei and China’s Chen in consecutive rounds before losing in the semi-finals.advertisement”China as a dominant force has been challenged, both in the men’s and women’s. We have been responsible for it,” beamed Gopichand when asked if China’s hegemony was over.”But I think the world championships, the Olympics are the big championships and medals which are critical. When we can beat them at those big events then I feel we can say that.”FITNESS FOCUSAll three men’s players, Nehwal and Sindhu are products of the Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad, where the former All England champion credits a focus on fitness for the success and said many years of hard work was finally bearing fruit.”If we look at the performances in the last few years it has been good,” the 43-year-old said. “We have been able to work better as a unit and all players have been peaking at the right time.”The fitness levels are higher… we were not fit enough to play at the highest level. Technically, we have been good for a long time but in fitness levels, we were lacking.”At grassroots level, badminton was going in a certain direction but to beat them (China) we needed to play in a different style. The kind of badminton we were playing was not in tune with what was needed at the highest level.”India now boasts a larger pool of players poised to succeed at the highest level but Gopichand is not resting on his laurels, yearning for a more robust system and better coaching.Indonesian Mulyo Handoyo, best known for guiding countryman Taufik Hidayat to Olympic gold in 2004, has been added to India’s coaching staff, which Gopichand says has given him more time to focus on the needs of players individually.”Although I am very happy and very satisfied with the performances, I think for us to be sustainable, for us to call ourselves a superpower in badminton there is still a lot of work which needs to be done structurally,” he said.”I think for the next generation to come up, we need to put a system in place which actually identifies and nurtures talent. We have grown exponentially but there is lot more which needs to be done.”It’s quite hard to push a rock up the mountain but if you slip then it slips back very fast.”The stellar results have earned Gopichand the moniker of ‘Super Coach’, hardly surprising considering the amount of work he continues to put in at his academy.”I think it’s a huge responsibility… a coach’s job is tough and in India it is even tougher,” Gopichand added.”It’s been 13 years, regular, disciplined work ethic and very little time off to do anything else. And to work 12-14 hours on most days, stressful days. If I were to call that sacrifice, it is.”But honestly I have loved each part of the journey and never felt it was a sacrifice.”advertisementlast_img read more

  • Cricketers on Rakshabandhan: Virat Kohli missing his Didi, Smriti Mandhana posts picture with her brother

    first_imgVirat Kohli took to Twitter to wish his fans across the world a very happy Rakshabandhan. However, Kohli tweeted a couple of photos captioned, “missing Didi and everyone at home today.”A very Happy Rakshabandhan to everyone across the world celebrating, missing Didi and everyone at home today.???#Rakhi #Rakshabandhan #Family pic.twitter.com/wGX9eRPZIv- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 7, 2017Kohli is currently in Sri Lanka for a three-Test series which India lead 2-0. They will also play five ODIs and a one-off T20 International in the island nation. India have already clinched the series with victories over Sri Lanka in the first two Tests at Galle and Colombo.Kohli became the first-ever Indian captain to win two Test series in Sri Lanka when India thrashed the hosts by an innings and 53 runs on Sunday to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.Kohli extended his dream run as captain to eighth consecutive Test series victory and surpassed Steve Waugh’s record of seven consecutive series. Ricky Ponting holds the record with nine series victories in a row.Kohli’s record as captain in this time has been phenomenal to say the least. In 28 Tests, Kohli has registered 18 wins, three losses and six draws. Overall, Kohli has 18 wins and is just four away from overtaking Sourav Ganguly’s record of Test 21 wins and become India’s second most successful captain after Dhoni (27 wins).Former India opener and batting great Virender Sehwag also celebrated the festival with his two sisters.Sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. Happy #RakshaBandhan to all.My sister’s Anju ji & Manju ji & me half Ganju ji 🙂 pic.twitter.com/Z8Edz84Y9Qadvertisement- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 7, 2017India’s star batsman Ajinkya Rahane and World Cup winner Suresh Raina also wished their sisters.Happy Rakshabandhan to everyone. Protect and take care of your sisters under all circumstances. Have a great day!! pic.twitter.com/eXmkyTm9DK- ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) August 7, 2017Love of a sister, support of a friend or partners in crime, you have always been there! Love you my sister ? #sisterlove #HappyRakshaBandhan pic.twitter.com/GEpINJ0eeD- Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 7, 2017Happy Rakshabandhan to best brother in the world. ?????? pic.twitter.com/9D7AcEF5Bh- Smriti Mandhana (@mandhana_smriti) August 7, 2017Happy rakshabandhan?????? pic.twitter.com/qRMYNGVxxS- Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) August 7, 2017last_img read more

  • Nicklas Bendtner: ‘Henry tells me to shut up. I shout back that he should shut up’

    first_imgfeatures Share on LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Read more Facebook Facebook Henry tells me to shut up, this time with a lot of swear words included. And in hindsight it is good advice. But I am not taking it on. I shout back that he is the one who should shut up. He runs in my direction, confronts me, yells into my face, says all kinds of things. He totally ignores the fact that the game is going on around us.Ashley Cole and Sol Campbell get involved: “Carry on, Nicklas, keep on running and shut your mouth.”And I do. I become unusually calm. That is what happens if one of the best forwards in the world stands there and shouts at you.But that is not the end of it. After training Henry comes after me. We start talking, first in the dressing room and then in the players’ lounge. I didn’t know that he had that many words in him but he does. It is a two‑hour soliloquy about everything that is needed to get to where one wants to get. For me it is an honour. It is nice of him and not something he had to do. I soak everything up and it ends with us hugging each other. Share on Facebook One day I miss the lesson on purpose and from the ladies’ toilet I hear how they run around yelling for me like they are mad. When Liam Brady [the head of the academy] comes up to me in the canteen later he grabs hold of me and says: “What are you thinking, young man? Where have you been?”He has heard a story about how I was hiding underneath a table. That’s not true and I tell him that with a clear conscience: “Honestly Mr Brady, I haven’t been hiding underneath a table. This is one big misunderstanding.”That is not the only clash. Underneath Brady we have David Court. After a few months it is clear that I have got under his skin. Court can’t stand me. He can’t hide his contempt. One day I turn up wearing a baseball cap. He rips it off me and throws it on the floor and starts stamping on it with both feet simultaneously. It is like something out of a cartoon and against my own will I start to snigger. Then he shouts and jumps a bit more.When he is done I collect my cap and walk on to the dressing room. He is surely trying to put me in my place. I have to realise that I am a little shit, a big fat zero, as long as I am still at the academy and not with the first team; that is his message.It’s November 2004 and the problems are mounting. I have shot up length-wise in the past few years. I am no longer one of the smallest. Rather the contrary, I have gone past 1m 90cm and I am still growing. My back is protesting as it can’t keep up. It is something to do with the nerves at the bottom of my back. Nicklas Bendtner: ‘I am tired of being portrayed as an idiot’ Soccer Reuse this content One day I am called into Liam Brady’s office. I don’t expect anything to be wrong because Arsène Wenger has praised me several times when I have been training with the first team. I am wrong, though.“Look, son,” he says. “I don’t think you understand what is at stake here, and how many boys would give their right arm to have the chance you have now. I think simply that you are not ready.”I get a long speech. That I was a big fish in a small pond in Denmark. That I look at football as something I am automatically best at. That I shouldn’t be thinking about cars, expensive watches and model girlfriends. That is something you get when you deserve it and that the only way there is hard work.He is staring right at me as he talks to me. His gaze doesn’t deviate an inch. I try to stare back, to show that I am strong, but I can also feel that my eyes are welling up. My mouth opens and I can hear my own voice. I am agreeing with him. Even though I am doing more than OK I am a long way from being outstanding.“I know full well that you saw another player in Denmark but don’t drop me. It will come,” I say. Brady looks at me with a calm but penetrating gaze. “I am not sure, Nicklas. And it is not good enough to have doubt. Not at this level. You are going back to Copenhagen,” he says. “No I am not,” I say and start to cry. It is the first time I have cried in front of someone else than my parents. And suddenly I realise how much I want this. That Arsenal is my dream and that I am about to shatter the only plan I have ever made for myself. “I promise you that my attitude will change. You are going to see the real Nicklas Bendtner, I promise that,” I say.That is what he wants to hear and we agree on a compromise. I am going home to Otto Liebes Allé to rest my back and have a proper think to see if I am ready to sacrifice what is needed.In May 2005 I am able to sum up my first year in an Arsenal shirt. Since Brady threatened to cancel my contract I have made big strides forward. I have scored 12 goals in 18 games for the under-18s and five goals for the reserves. Increasingly I am training with the first team every week and sometimes I forget that I am just on trial with the big boys. During one session we are playing 11 v 11 with a maximum of two touches at a time. I am standing in a position to see Thierry Henry touching it three times. “Three touches,” I shout. Wenger’s assistant, Pat Rice, shouts back: “Play on, for fuck’s sake!”But Henry has heard me. He turns in my direction and puts his finger over his lips: “Sssssssh.” Shortly afterwards I do the same. The ball touches my heel, and then my toe before I pass it on. It is one movement but the academy player gets a free-kick against him. Of course I do. I don’t think. I just start complaining, big time. I say it should be the same for everyone. Thierry Henry (centre) talks to his Arsenal team-mates in training in April 2004. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images Nicklas Bendtner photographed in November 2004. Photograph: Niels Hougaard/Niels Hougaard/Ritzau/Press Association Images At the Arsenal academy it is like I have come to a different world. I have to get used to no longer being the best in my age group. Here, suddenly, there is a lot of competition.The worst bit is Tuesdays and Thursdays when we have lessons. It is like being back at school. We have all sorts of different subjects, such as press management and financial management. I thought I was done with studying and if it is possible I hate it even more than back at Amager. Twitter I think that’s that and that it has been dealt with. But it is not. The next month I don’t train with the first team. Not a single time. Half a year later, when I am back with the first team, I nearly start something similar again. This time it is me against Gilberto Silva. The Brazilian shouts that I should pull my finger out. He is arguably the world’s nicest man but I forget that in the heat of the moment. Instinctively I think that he should taste the same medicine, that he should shut up, but thankfully I manage to stop myself. I can still hear it: “Shut the fu … Yes-yes, Gilberto!”When it comes to choosing my agent I am more and more leaning towards a guy with Indian heritage. Ashley Cole has good things to say about him but that is not the decisive factor in the end. It just feels right to work with someone who doesn’t constantly preach common sense and long-term career planning. I hear enough about that at the academy.David Manasseh stands for something different. He is very matey even if there must be 20 years between us. Always keen on a good time. I need people like that in my life, in London as well. Even if I have some friends in the reserves – Fabrice Muamba and Johan Djourou – it can’t really compare to my time at the Danish club KB. People are not as warm here. They only think about the things that could get in the way of their dream. Not about living the dream. That is my big aim, even if that is some way away at the moment. Pinterest Share on Pinterest Topics Pinterest Arsenal Manasseh has expensive habits and it is a great change of environment when he picks me up in his big Bentley and drives us to one of London’s best restaurants. He knows about all the places that I hear about in the first-team changing room where I, against all rules, sneak in after training.The more I listen to them the more tempted I get. My first chat with Manasseh is at the most expensive hotel in St Albans. He says a lot of the right things. Things that I obviously want to hear when I am fighting to break through.“You have everything you need,” he says. “No one in England has your potential.” I like the guy and his big arm movements. When we sign our contract he invites me to Nobu to celebrate. Nobu is the latest fad. Japanese cuisine meets French and at the end of the evening it turns into a bar and night club. “This is the place to be,” as Manasseh puts it.I don’t know if that is my agent’s responsibility. But if it is my best that he wants then it is not particularly clever to introduce me to places such as Nobu. Because a few years later, when I have money, that’s where I go all the time.With one reserve game to go I have scored 16 goals to Arturo Lupoli’s 17. Even if I have supplied a lot of assists, many of them proper gifts to Lupoli, that is not ideal. Manasseh agrees: “You should end the season as top scorer, Nicklas. That will make everything easier.”So I go into the last game of the season with a promise to myself: I will try to finish anything that moves myself. We are playing West Ham away. They are at the bottom end of the table and we are third. In the first half I go against my own promise and give an assist to Seb Larsson. However, I get my own chances and score two goals to overhaul Lupoli at the top of the goalscoring charts.I have just turned 18 and I am the top scorer for Arsenal’s reserves. That looks good on paper.Nicklas Bendtner’s book is published by Politikens Forlag and is out in Danish on 5 November. Click here to order a copy Share on Twitter Nicklas Bendtner in action for Arsenal against Doncaster in the Carling Cup. Photograph: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Pinterest Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Twitter last_img read more

  • 10 months agoAdrien Silva closer to leaving Leicester

    first_imgAdrien Silva closer to leaving Leicesterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAdrien Silva is closer to leaving Leicester City.A Bola says Silva has agreed to take a pay cut in order to move away from the King Power Stadium. The Portuguese midfielder – who wasn’t able to play for Leicester in the first half of the 2017/18 season due to his transfer going through 14 seconds past the deadline – has struggled to get into the first team and been continually linked with a move back to Sporting CP in Portugal.And a deal could now happen with Silva prepared to drop his demands to help smooth negotiations. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • Stars Sign Toys For Charity Auction

    first_img Pricilla collectables signed by Jason Donovan Freshman guitar signed by McBusted A whole host of stars have signed toys for a new charity auction on Sellebrity.org.uk.Some of the lots going under the hammer include: Freshman guitar signed by McFly and 23 more auctions.Auctions are now live for bids and all end on 2nd March 2014 at www.sellebrity.org.uk.Proceeds from the auctions go to The TOY Project. The TOY project provides basic support tools for children across the UK who have lost a family member or friend. These could be toys to use in play therapy to help children open up about their feelings or simply a teddy bear to comfort them at night. In addition to their work with bereaved children they provide toys to children in hospices and hospitals.Jane Garfield from TheTOYProject said, “We hope, with the money raised, to buy specific toys for child bereavement centres nationwide. Each celebrity and buyer of their toy will know exactly what they have bought and where it has gone. Everyone likes to know exactly how they have helped and where their money was spent and that is our aim – always!”Other stars taking part in the auction include Robert Lindsay, Samantha Bond, Hugh Bonneville, Union J, and Russell Grant. Kitchen signed by Gok Wan Money box signed by Boy George Karaoke machine signed by Melanie Clast_img read more

  • Finnings successful fundraiser for United Way of Northern BC

    first_imgThe money raised will go back into community programming in Fort St. John funded by United Way of Northern B.C.  United Way of Northern B.C. thanks Finning for a very successful event and thanks to the Canadian Brewhouse for hosting the event at their venue. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The fundraising event that was held at the Canadian Brewhouse in FSJ raised a grand total of $10,517.06.Finning hosted this event as part of their annual campaign with United Way of Northern B.C. On Friday, November 30, 2018, from 6 pm until 11 pm, the cost of the tickets to attend the event entered the attendee’s names into door prizes and included an appetizer buffet.Two 50/50 draws occurred during the night – both exceeding $1000.  Silent Auction Items were available to bid on and included big-ticket items such as a Bradly Smoker, CAT Mini Fridge, CAT Generator and many other items.last_img read more

  • Autobody shops busy due to extreme cold

    CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The streets have been a smash up derby with the slippery conditions and icy roads from Calgary’s deep freeze.Sean Eidson, with Micropaint Autobody in Calgary, said they’re seeing more banged up vehicles due to crashes in these conditions.“A lot of issues where people are sliding into one another or having been slid into with the amount of ice that we’ve been having for the last few weeks. It’s quite common for this time of year so it’s nothing that we haven’t seen before.”READ MORE: Cold weather crushing spirits and bursting pipesEidson goes on to say that the extreme cold can make a small fender bender even worse when it comes to damage.“It can make things a little more brittle than they normally would be, so we have seen a lot of issues where maybe we’re having to do more replacements on plastic parts whereas normally we could just repair them.”He said a lot of drivers wait until spring to get their damage fixed but encourages them to bring it in to get it checked so nothing falls off in the meantime. read more

  • Amid wildfires North Carolina getaway turns to ghost town

    Amid wildfires, North Carolina getaway turns to ghost town In this Nov. 16, 2016 photo, Edward Nieto, Ryan Baca and Christian Mee, firefighters from Albuquerque, N.M., drove 23 hours to help fight the wildfires near Lake Lure, N.C.2016. Firefighters from across the country have come to western North Carolina to help fight the fires. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman) LAKE LURE, N.C. – Don Cason had his 125-year-old inn in the western North Carolina mountains booked solid for Veterans Day weekend, rooms full and restaurant reservations lined up.Guests came to the Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant in Chimney Rock to see late fall colours in the crisp mountain air. They ended up evacuating in a smoky haze.That Friday, Cason looked back as he drove away. Flames and plumes of smoke dwarfed the inn from the mountainside behind.“I was looking at my inn, not knowing if I was telling it goodbye or we’d be back,” said Cason, who owns the inn with his wife, Kim.“You’ve put blood, sweat and tears in for years, and to look back and go, ‘Lord, I don’t know if you’ve got me coming back or not’ — that’s not a good feeling.”For about a week now, Chimney Rock, part of the Lake Lure area outside Asheville, has been virtually deserted in a smoky haze as dozens of wildfires burn an estimated 190 square miles across the Southeast. Stores and restaurants are closed and houses show no signs of life. The only visitors are firefighters from across the country. About 1,000 people were evacuated, and officials were allowing them to come back into the area Saturday afternoon.The shroud of smoke is making a dent in the tourism economy — which thrives during the fall season in much of the affected area — but Lake Lure could be taking the most concentrated hit. Elsewhere, several officials called the smoke annoying but say it hasn’t been deterring all the visitors.Kentucky officials said they nearly set a record for deer harvest in last weekend’s opening of the season. In Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains, the Dollywood theme park’s Christmas festival attendance is higher than projected, regardless of smokiness. In the north Georgia mountains, the Mountain Oasis Cabin Rentals group said there’s been essentially no effect on bookings.On a positive note, nothing in the Lake Lure area has been burned down or damaged by the fires, said Cason, who serves as Rutherford County’s top tourism official. Still, a dry, windy weekend forecast is keeping the community watching nervously.Most inns have closed. The 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa is open — but to provide shelter for firefighters who have come to the region to help. On Tuesday night, the inn fed 810 firefighters, manager Patrick Bryant said.The inn, about 100 yards from the makeshift compound set up for firefighters and the supporting agencies, also is housing evacuees. Bryant said some people have cancelled plans, but two weddings scheduled for this weekend were still on. So is next week’s Thanksgiving buffet.For The Esmeralda Inn, fire is a familiar foe. Almost a century ago, the inn was rebuilt from its foundation after a fire destroyed it. The inn again burned to the ground in 1997. It was rebuilt to keep its old character.Once a late 19th century stagecoach stop, Esmeralda became a getaway for silent film stars. Some of their movies were filmed there. The area’s unique draw for the film industry is better connected with “Dirty Dancing,” which was filmed in Lake Lure.Other innkeepers, family and friends have been opening their doors to the Casons while the fire keeps blazing.“We have restaurants, retail shops, everybody trying to just really get back into their businesses, get things cleaned up and get back open,” Cason said.___Mattise reported from Nashville, Tennessee. by Jonathan Mattise And Tom Foreman Jr., The Associated Press Posted Nov 19, 2016 7:56 am MDT Last Updated Nov 19, 2016 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

  • The Thunders Big Men Could Stop The Warriors Lineups Of Death

    As you may have heard, the NBA’s most unstoppable units reside in the Bay Area, in the form of Golden State’s small-ball “Lineups of Death.” Assuming those lineups are intact for the Western Conference finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder will have an interesting matchup on their hands in a series being billed as a battle of big versus small. In contrast to the Warriors’ small-ball lineups, OKC’s two most common postseason units have contained the hulking frontcourt pairing of 6-foot-10 Serge Ibaka and 7-foot Steven Adams.When on the court together for the Warriors this season, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green scored the most points per offensive chance (1.26) of any five-man unit in the NBA,1Minimum 200 chances, averaged between offense and defense. allowed the 13th-fewest points (0.83), and had the best per-chance scoring margin (+0.43).And that’s only the deadliest variation of the Death Lineup. Golden State also owned five of the next 10 best lineups by per-chance point differential, all of which contained a variation of Curry, Green and either Thompson or Iguodala or both. Four of those additional lineups featured one of Golden State’s traditional centers, Andrew Bogut or Festus Ezeli, as the lone conventional big; the other was a small lineup that swaps out Iguodala for guard Shaun Livingston. 3Curry | Thompson | Green | Iguodala | BogutGSW+0.34 10Lin | Lamb | Kaminsky | Williams | HawesCHA+0.21 11Curry | Thompson | Green | Rush | BogutGSW+0.21 Minimum 200 average chances between offense and defense.Source: NBA Player-Tracking Data 8Curry | Livingston | Barnes | Thompson | GreenGSW+0.22 With Curry injured for most of the first two rounds, those Lineups of Death haven’t spent much time fully assembled in the postseason. The Warriors’ most crucial three-man combos — Curry, Green and Thompson, and Curry, Green and Iguodala — have logged only 94 total minutes together in 10 playoff games thus far. (They still outscored opponents by 61 points in that limited playing time!) But after Curry returned for the closing two games of Golden State’s series against Portland, at least one of those trios was on the floor for 62 minutes — a total in line with the 27.7 minutes per game they spent on-court together during the regular season.All this is bad news for the Thunder because the Warriors have a history of going small to combat good teams with lumbering big men: According to the Lineup of Death’s origin story, the tactic was only fully realized last year when head coach Steve Kerr had an epiphany during the NBA Finals and moved Iguodala into the starting lineup. That’s when the record-setting Warriors really took off, first against Cleveland and then against the rest of the league. An inability to match up with the same strategy could end up being Oklahoma City’s undoing as well.But we shouldn’t assume the Thunder’s big lineup won’t be able to hold its own. During the regular season, only 19 five-man units2With a minimum of 20 chances, averaged between offense and defense. broke even against Warrior lineups containing both Curry and Green. OKC had two of them — No. 7 and No. 13 — and both were of the big variety that the team has been using extensively during the playoffs: Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Ibaka and Adams, with either Andre Roberson or Dion Waiters on the wing. So in the matchup of preferred lineups, the Thunder might not be quite as outgunned as it seems at first glance.Of course, there are a bunch of caveats to tack on here. We’re talking about only 60 to 70 chances of track record from the regular season, and lineup data is notoriously noisy anyway. Plus, even though the Thunder’s big lineup did stick with the Warriors, the Dubs swept the regular-season series anyway.But as an exercise in figuring out how a 31 percent underdog could fight those odds, things might begin with Oklahoma City’s ability to slow down Golden State’s Lineups of Death. And what extremely limited data we have right now suggests that they could fare better than most.Check out our latest NBA predictions. 6Curry | Green | Livingston | Iguodala | EzeliGSW+0.27 The NBA’s best regular-season lineups in 2015-16 2Lowry | Ross | Patterson | DeRozan | ValanciunasTOR+0.37 1Curry | Thompson | Barnes | Iguodala | GreenGSW+0.43 5Curry | Thompson | Green | Iguodala | EzeliGSW+0.30 4Lin | Walker | Williams | Batum | JeffersonCHA+0.31 LINEUPTEAMPTS/CHANCE DIFF 7Paul | Redick | Griffin | Stephenson | JordanLAC+0.22 9Paul | Redick | Crawford | Griffin | JordanLAC+0.21 read more

  • 169 jobs on the line as liquidator appointed to Limerick jewellery company

    first_imgALMOST 170 JOBS are on the line at jewellery manufacturer Andersen Ireland in Limerick after a liquidator was appointed to the company today.The move is expected to result in a wind-up of the custom jewellery company, located in Rathkeale.The liquidator from KPMG, who was appointed by the High Court at the request of the company, is expected to see if any parts of the business can be saved.Andersen Ireland makes costume jewellery and accessories. Staff had already been placed on a three-day week prior to the decision to shut the factory earlier this month.The parent firm had said at the time that a liquidator would be appointed on 23 September 2013.The timing of the decision took some by surprise.SIPTU, which represents some of the workers, questioned why the company had sought the liquidator ahead of a creditors meeting planned for next week.“This act by the company could well eliminate the possibility of finding new owners for the business and the possibility of maintaining jobs,” said organiser Denis Gormalley.SIPTU suggested that Ulster Bank, which is the biggest business creditor of the company, could step in to prevent the liquidation of the company’s assets and have a receiver appointed instead, averting the job losses.Previously: Talks next week over possible job cuts at Limerick jewellery company >last_img read more

  • How to make your iPhone last for years

    first_imgiTunesApple makes it possible to pinpoint the location of your phone with GPS if it’s lost or stolen. “Find My iPhone” is a free app that you can downloadright here.Sync your phone oftenBusiness Insider/Matthew LynleyIf and when your phone finally does kick the bucket, it’s best to have your most current data and settings backed up on your computer. Sync your phone with iTunes often and make it a habit. It will save loads of time when you replace your phone and want to pick up where you left off.- Dylan Love15 tips and tricks for your new Android phone>15 tips and tricks for your new iPhone> See how smoggy downtown LA was the day before Trump is expected to demolish California’s attempts to tackle auto emissions Maybe not this particular cover… (image via Amazon)The simple act of keeping your phone inside a durable plastic shell will go miles in keeping your phone intact.You’ll no longer fear dropping your phone on the pavement or seeing it succumb to some horrible impact.There are loads and loads of cases out there. Just find the one that works best for you. Ones that have an edge that is raised slightly above the level of the front screen are obviously useful for protecting the glass when it falls face-down on the floor.Double up on the protection and use a screen protectorWe swear by Zagg’s Invisible Shield but they are ten a penny on amazon or in any supermarket or shop with a gadgets accessories section.Reduce the strain on your batteryBusiness Insider/William WeiPush email, maximum screen brightness, Bluetooth connectivity. These only scratch the surface of battery-draining conveniences that you might do just fine without. If you value your battery over your need to instantly know when you have a new email, turn them off.You can replace a broken screenvia Magerleagues/FlickrSo you cracked your screen. Don’t replace the phone, just replace the screen.A number of third-party companies will do this for a reasonable price – say up to €100 – have a look at repairit.ie, AppleFix, expresstech.ie, fixiy.ie, even the tech services of DID Electrical. Do some searches for your area, read reviews, and find a vendor that looks promising.Apple won’t replace screens, but will only swap out entire phones.Turn off your phone if it’s hot to the touchOverheated man via Shutterstock A car plowed through the main hall of Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York Heat and electronics don’t necessarily get along so well. If your phone is hot to the touch, turn it off and give it some time to breathe and cool down. That heat is only bad news for your phone and battery.Use the passcode lockKeep your phone locked down so that only you can access it. A “missing” phone that no one else can use is a bit more likely to make its way back to the owner.Use Find my iPhonecenter_img 16-year-old Greta Thunberg met with Obama and chided senators, saying they’re not trying hard enough to fight climate change YOUR iPHONE IS expensive. It’s pretty. And you probably have half your life on there. (You’ve backed it up, right?)Why not take care of it to make sure it sticks around long enough to serve you well?Here are some tips on what you can do to guarantee your iPhone will be functional and useful for a long time.It might be obvious, but use a case 10 things in tech you need to know today last_img read more

  • The 9 at 9 Thursday

    first_imgThe 9 at 9: Thursday Here’s all the news you need to know this morning. Get the 9 at 9 News audio By Rónán Duffy Share2 Tweet Email 10,588 Views https://jrnl.ie/4576101 Image: Shutterstock Image: Shutterstockcenter_img Updated Apr 4th 2019, 8:55 AM EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.1. #FÁILTE ROMHAT FRAULEIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Dublin today to meet Leo Varadkar to discuss Brexit.2. #DIVERSITY: An Garda Síochána is changing its uniform policy so members can wear the hijab and turban in an effort to improve representation.3. #LEFROY HOUSE: An allegation of sexual assault was made at a children’s only hostel in Dublin city centre.4. #UNFAIR DISMISSAL: A woman has been awarded €15,000 after claiming she was dismissed from her job because of her pregnancy.5. #TIMMOTHY PITZEN: A US teenager has come forward to say he is a young boy who has been missing since 20116. #RESPONSE: Former US vice president Joe Biden says he’ll be ‘more mindful’ in future following claims he inappropriately touched women.7. #NO FRY ZONE: Concerned residents in Skerries have lodged an appeal against a decision to allow a fast food restaurant to be built 300m from a primary school.8. #SOCIAL MEDIA: Australia has introduced new laws which could see tech companies fined billions of dollars and executives facing jail time for not removing violent content.9. #GIANT LIZARD: Indonesia may temporarily close an island to tourists to prevent attempts to smuggle Komodo dragons off the island.On the go? You can now listen to the 9 at 9 as an audio bulletin from TheJournal.ie, supported by Volkswagen. Get started by hitting the button below. Apr 4th 2019, 7:56 AM Short URL No Comments Thursday 4 Apr 2019, 8:55 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

  • Civil service ranks shrink

    first_imgThe size of the Greek civil service dipped in the first quarter of the year, continuing the downward trend that started in 2009, but it is expected to grow again, as the government has pledged to rehire thousands of staff.According to figures released by the Administrative Reform Ministry on Monday, Greek public servants numbered 573,958 in March this year, down from 576,865 last December.The civil service started contracting at the peak of the crisis, chiefly because thousands decided to opt for early retirement in a bid to avoid cutbacks demanded by Greece’s international creditors. In 2009, there were 952,625 public sector workers. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

  • Majestic Wine CEO shares bonus with staff

    first_imgMajestic Wine chief executive officer Rowan Gormley has requested that his share award bonus be distributed among 493 eligible employees, potentially netting each member of staff approximately £14,000.The share awards will take the form of a one-off payment to current employees who are members of the organisation’s long-term incentive plan, which is available to staff at store manager level or above.Delivery of the bonus is dependent on the group achieving its total shareholder return performance criteria between the financial years 2017 to 2019, with the award vesting between March 2019 and 2021.Gormley currently owns 4,528,881 shares, which he acquired through the sale of Naked Wines to Majestic for £70 million in 2015.Gormley (pictured) said: “We are committed to delivering shareholder value by doing the right thing for our people, customers and suppliers. [The] share awards show that we’re serious about aligning our people and our shareholder’s interests, we are committed to delivering our transformation plan [and] we are focused on investing in our people to reward the delivery of sustainable growth in the whole group.”last_img read more

  • Toyota Panasonic will make a new joint venture focusing on smart cities

    first_img More From Roadshow Panasonic Toyota,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Tags Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 12 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 1 More From Roadshow Car Industry GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 52 Photos Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Post a comment Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 18 Photos 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks Share your voice The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid requires few sacrifices to save gas 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff 26 Photos 0center_img Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 69 Photos Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. Tags Enlarge ImageThese days, trying to do everything as a single company is an exercise in throwing away money. Why not bring in a partner with both expertise and additional sources of funding? Toyota Toyota and Panasonic are far from strange bedfellows, and a new partnership will see each company rely on their specific strengths to integrate mobility into the idea of a connected city.The two companies announced on Thursday that they will establish a new joint venture focused on the idea of “smart cities,” areas that focus on connectivity, from appliances all the way to mobility. The ideas are still in elevator-pitch form for now, but as the partnership progresses, we’ll get a better idea of what these two are actually up to.”Toyota has been leading the mobility field, and Panasonic has long been serving lifestyle needs of people,” said Kazuhiro Tsuga, president of Panasonic, in a statement. “We will put our respective strengths together to offer new value in everyday life. Through this collaboration, Panasonic will further challenge itself to continue advancement in the town development business, aiming to deliver the ‘ideal lifestyle’ for each customer.”Personalization of services is a big component of connectivity. With just about everything commanding its own connection to the internet these days, including vehicles, the ability to link everything up to tailor life to a person’s specific wants and needs isn’t just a pipe dream. It’s not just about selling cars or IoT devices, it’s about making all that stuff work in conjunction. Earlier this year, Toyota and Panasonic announced that the two companies would work together to research, develop, manufacture and sell prismatic cells for EV batteries, an effort that will kick off in 2020. In addition to traditional lithium-ion batteries, the two will also work on solid-state batteries, a nascent tech that could provide some big benefits to EVs in terms of safety, energy density and charging times. Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 68 Photos Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering Toyota 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Car Industry Auto Tech 71 Photos Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 49 Photos Comment 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 81 Photos Share your voice 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 10 Photos 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 29 Photos General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acuralast_img read more

  • Railways urged to keep tabs on child lifters

    first_imgHimayathnagar: Balala Hakkula Sangham honorary president Achyut Rao said on Monday that intensified checking was required at SCR stations to curb the activities of the alleged child-lifting mafia. “Trafficking and buying and selling of children has become like buying groceries in market.” He said that during the day the Bowenpally police had arrested one Ch Prasad of Langar House, who is a native of Warni mandal of Nizamabad, while carrying a six-month-old baby whom he allegedly purchased from a beggar in Nizamabad. Rao wanted the roots of beggar to be traced so that the parents could be identified. He said TTE and SCR security staff should check people who are travelling with children in case they notice any unusual behaviour.last_img read more

  • Jal Shakti Abhiyan team visits Karimnagar

    first_imgKarimnagar: The Jal Shakti Abhiyan team on Monday visited Bhupalapatnam, Katnepalli and Rukmapur villages in Choppadandi mandal along with District Rural Development Officer (DRDO), DRDA Karimnagar and inspected farm pond, IK Channels, roof top rainwater harvesting structure and plantation during their second visit.They interacted with the beneficiaries and got feedback from them on usefulness of these works. They expressed their satisfaction towards the execution of works in Choppadandi mandal. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us They will visit Chigurumamidi, Gangadara and Ganneruvaram mandals on Tuesday. MPDO, MPP, Choppadnadi, A Manjula Devi, APD, V Srinivas, Deputy SO and other EGS field staff accompanied the Central team.The Central team includes Sathindar Pal Singh, Central Nodal Officer along with Block Nodal Officer Umraw Singh and Technical Officer Saurab Sharan.last_img read more

  • Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Wednesday February 24

    first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWe’ll have a recap of last night’s GOP caucuses in Nevada and Donald Trump’s massive victory. And we’ll ask our political pundits: can Trump be stopped from capturing the Republican nomination? Then The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network, report on politics and law enforcement, including the legislative efforts in Annapolis aimed at law enforcement reform.These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more