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  • Unleash the Power of the Premiere Pro Project Panel

    first_imgStaying organized is key for becoming a faster and more efficient editor. Here are a few ways to customize your Premiere Pro Project panel for your specific project.A lot of video editors don’t realize the power of the Premiere Pro Project panel. There are obvious workflow benefits and opportunities to streamline the editing process that come with organization and utilizing metadata. All of this organization and streamlining takes place in the Project panel.The Project PanelThe Project panel is the heart of your video project. It’s where all of your media assets reside. Graphics, video clips, audio — Adobe Premiere Pro is known for its ability to cater to a wide range of file types. You can view your assets in two different view modes: List or Icon. While in List View, the Project panel displays a row of columns containing information about each media asset. This information is the metadata.Don’t let the word metadata scare you away — it’s simply the information included with a media asset that gives detailed information about that particular file. It’s data about data. Metadata can include a very wide array of information, including the date the file was created, the camera used to create the image, the lens used, exposure settings, etc.These metadata columns in the Project panel can be customized through the Metadata Display window. You access this window by control-clicking one of the columns, or by simply going to the Project panel dropdown menu. Once you’re in the Metadata Display window, you’ll see just how much information can be displayed with an asset. The Premiere Pro Project Metadata section alone has 40+ properties for you to choose from.A Real World Example of Using Metadata to Organize Your WorkflowEvery so often I shoot and edit video content for submission to a stock house like Shutterstock. This includes shooting a variety of takes of the same subject matter, often in slightly different angles and setups. I name the clips with a short and simple description and number. In Premiere, I load up my clips in the source monitor for review and then place them in a timeline to prepare them for export, one clip at a time.In the beginning, I found myself looking back over into the Project panel, occasionally wondering which clips I had already prepped. If I took a break and came back to the project later, I would have to look through my sequences and find the last clip I had prepped for export. I needed a faster and more efficient way to see which clips were finished and which ones still needed to be prepped and exported. I created a Bin labeled ‘Exported,’ but it was still a bit clunky.To speed up the process, I added several metadata columns to my Project panel. Using the Metadata Display window, I added three columns: Video Usage, Good, and Label. The possibilities for customization are really limitless when it comes to organizing and streamlining via metadata in the Premiere Pro Project panel. I suggest you open up the Metadata Display window in your Project panel and poke around. You’ll streamline your workflow before you know it!How do you use the Premiere Pro project panel to keep your projects organized? Share in the comments below. Video Usage: As the name entails, Video Usage allows you to see if a clip has been used somewhere within your project. It will show you where and on what sequence the clip is being used, right down to the timecode. You can click and launch that sequence straight from the column. AMAZING.Good: This is a nothing more than a checkbox. By dragging this column next to my clip names, it allows me to quickly check off and see which clips I have used. As soon as I’m finished with a clip, I can check it as Good.Label: This is a simple color. Premiere offers you eight different color options. You can group your clips by color to help keep yourself organized.As you can see in the image above, I can use just one or all of these metadata columns to keep my project organized and help speed up my workflow. And I’m sure there are additional columns I could use to help speed things up, since there are 1,000 different ways to do the same thing within Premiere. You just have to find what works best for you.Now that I’ve customized the columns in my Project panel, I can save the layout by right clicking on any of the metadata columns and selecting ‘Metadata Display.’ This way, if I find myself jumping around between different types of productions, I can have several metadata display presets available for quick access.And finally, if you can’t find a metadata property that you like, you can create your own! Simply click on Add Property and you’ll see that you have four different flavors from which to choose:Integer: a whole numberReal: any number including decimals. (Quick Note: You can do real math equations by clicking into the number.)Text: a blank text box for editing.Boolean: a checkbox.last_img read more

  • Unpredictable contest in the offing in Pune, Pimpri

    first_imgPune: A combined 37 lakh voters across 73 panels in the Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad townships will exercise their franchise on Tuesday for the civic polls.Despite pretensions to being a ‘Smart City’, Pune continues to be ridden with nightmarish traffic snarls, rutty roads and chronic water shortages.Against the backdrop of these issues, candidates in the fray are acutely aware of the importance of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municiapl Corporation (PCMC) civic polls.In the PMC panel list, number 25 in the city’s Wanowrie area features a crucial contest between incumbent mayor Prashant Jagtap of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), and the Bharatiya Janata Party loyalist Prasad Hole.The panel has a populace of Defence personnel and servicemen.The BJP has pulled out all stops to ensure the Mayor’s defeat. The party got Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to campaign in the area last week, in a bid to win the hearts and minds of servicemen.Dynastic tussleThe PMC’s panel 9, which comprises the Baner-Pashan-Balewadi area, is set to witness a dynastic tussle between political families who’ve owned land in this region.Chandrashekhar Nimhan, son of the Shiv Sena’s city unit chief Vinayak Nimhan, is seeking re-election for the second time on a Sena ticket after having been elected on a Congress ticket in 2012.Despite the area considered as a territory of the Nimhans, Mr. Chandrashekhar faces stiff competition from sitting NCP corporator Baburao Chandere. The panel is one of the clusters that are to be developed under the ‘Smart City’ project. A number of vital issues are at stake here, namely the rejuvenation of the ecologically sensitive Pashan Lake and the improvement of key roads connecting the Hinjewadi IT Park and the Balewadi Sports Complex.The PMC’s posh Model Colony panel will witness another critical fight; between the BJP’s Siddharth Shirole, son of the party’s city MP Anil Shirole, who takes on the NCP’s Balasaheb Bodke. Family against familyIn the NCP’s bastion of Pimpri-Chinchwad, the Pimple-Saudagar panel has the dominant Kate family pitted against each other, with Sheetal Kate of the NCP contesting against relative Shatrughan Kate, who jumped the NCP to contest on a BJP ticket.Despite the forced transformation of this panel into an upmarket area, key issues — like lack of good schools and recreational amenities like decent parks — continue to bedevil the area.The BJP has left no stone unturned to supplant the NCP’s 10-year rule in both the civic bodies, with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, along with some Central Ministers, campaigning owing to the party’s lack of prominent faces in the city.Close contestThe NCP, while rattled by defections of its brass to the BJP in the PCMC, still appears to be in the reckoning owing to Sharad Pawar’s extensive campaigning.Egged on by Uddhav Thackeray, the Sena hopes to make steady gains. The Congress, despite campaigns by its top leaders, appears to lack focus. The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) hopes to eat into the minority votes previously held by the Congress and the NCP.One party whose stock appears to be on decline is Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, despite an impressive performance in the previous civic polls. This is reflected in the MNS’s haphazard campaign, which barely featured one curiously muted public address in the city by Mr. Thackeray. Election watcher Harshal Lohokare said, “The allure of the 2017 civic polls is its sheer unpredictability. While the BJP is poised to make gains in the PCMC, the NCP is not going to be easy to dislodge. It appears to be a neck-to-neck contest.”last_img read more

  • Leonard Quiet on Future as Raptors Celebrate with Parade (Video)

    first_imgTORONTO — Fresh off leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA title, Kawhi Leonard received the key to the city at Monday’s championship parade.For now, however, the two-way star and two-time NBA Finals MVP still isn’t saying whether he’ll use it to keep a door open, or close it behind him and move on.Leonard spent several days partying with his teammates in Las Vegas and Los Angeles after last Thursday’s Game 6 clincher, returning to Toronto in time to ride in one of five open-top double decker buses that carried the Raptors along a crowded parade route.A three-time All-Star and two-time NBA defensive player of the year, Leonard is expected to decline the player option on the final year of his contract and become a free agent. Toronto can offer him a five-year deal worth around $190 million, one year and some $50 million more than any other team.Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard and his girlfriend Kishele Shipley take a seat as their daughter Kaliyah naps during the NBA basketball championship team’s victory parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)Before stepping on stage Monday for a ceremony in the square outside Toronto’s City Hall, Leonard said he hasn’t been thinking about his future. Instead, he’s trying to extend the celebratory vibe as long as possible.“I’m enjoying this” he said. “It’s not time to stress, it’s still time to have some fun. I’ve just been enjoying my experience.”After precisely two months of playoff basketball, Leonard doesn’t have a lot of time left to be a fun guy — free agency gets underway at 6 p.m. on June 30.“I’m going to take the right time,” he said. “You don’t need too many days to figure it out. We’ll see what happens. Once that time comes, then we’ll all lay the pros and cons out.”Visibly bothered by soreness during stretches of the Eastern Conference Finals against Milwaukee, Leonard declined to say how much pain he endured en route to winning his second career title.“We’re always battling through things,” he said. “You know, knee pains, ankles, fingers. Everybody was just grinding it out.”Injured for all but nine games in his final season with San Antonio, Leonard played 60 regular-season games for Toronto and another 24 in the postseason, upping his minutes once April arrived.Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard holds his MVP trophy while celebrating with rapper/producer Drake during the team’s NBA basketball championship parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)While winning a trophy was an obvious success, Leonard said he’s enjoyed all aspects of his season north of the border, even the varied Canadian weather.“It was a good experience, experiencing Mother Nature, all four seasons,” he said. “Man, it was a great experience. Everybody off the court was great. The fans, just meeting people in Canada. It’s been fun.”Fans chanted ‘Stay! Stay! Stay!’ when Toronto mayor John Tory presented Leonard with the key.Later, the festive mood of the event was marred by gunfire. Four people were shot, leading to a stampede. Three people were arrested and two guns were recovered, Toronto police said.Leonard is one of three Raptors starters with uncertain futures. Center Marc Gasol also has a player option, while guard Danny Green is a free agent.Guards Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet, and forward Serge Ibaka, are heading into the final year of their deals.Ibaka and Leonard have become friends in their time together as teammates.“I’ve been talking with him a lot during the season and in the playoffs, but after we won, I can see the man is happy,” Ibaka said. “That’s the most important. We play this sport because we want to enjoy and have fun and be happy and be somewhere people love you. I’m sure he feels that people here love him, and after this moment, that’s the most important.”Lowry attended the parade wearing a game-worn Damon Stoudamire pinstripe Raptors jersey. Stoudamire was the first player drafted by Toronto in 1995, and won rookie of the year honors in 1996. Lowry and Stoudamire were teammates in Memphis from 2006 to 2008.By: Ian Harrison, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

  • Ten predictions for 2015

    first_imgLeyton Hammonds, Alex Budke, Phil Forte and Le'Bryan Nash. (USATSI)Leyton Hammonds, Alex Budke, Phil Forte and Le’Bryan Nash. (USATSI)I’m getting to this a bit later than I would have like but here are 10 random predictions I have for 2015. Here are the 10 I had for 2014 and how they turned out.1. Mason Rudolph is first team All-Big 12Yeah I’ll go there. I think Rudolph is special. I think he’s going to be great. And I think OSU is going to be pretty good in 2015 so this is a bet against Trevone Boykin and Seth Russell more than anything.Daxx will be starting by Week 6, won’t he?2. Baseball makes the College World SeriesIt’s happening.3. Le’Bryan Nash wins Big 12 Player of the YearI’ve been given the benefit of 13 extra days of watching him (and the team) and this will hinge on if OSU can somehow finish in the to four but he’s certainly in the conversation right now.[1. Smart money is probably on Juwan Staten and WVU which is somehow 14-2.]4. Rickie Fowler wins…more than onceHe was too good last year and I don’t see that going anywhere. I’ve talked a lot about regression to the mean when it comes to football turnovers etc. but how about regression to the mean in what score it takes to win a golf tournament?Fowler could have won about four of them in 2014 and got none. That should even out in 2015.5. JW Walsh doesn’t play a single play at QB at OSUHere’s the conundrum: Walsh would be the best backup QB in the country at a school not named Ohio State. It’s also going to be difficult to keep Walsh off the field at another position.What do you do?Also, are we sure he isn’t transferring?He graduates this semester and would look nice in, say, a SMU or Southern Miss uniform, wouldn’t he? We’re 100 percent positive he’s going to be suiting up for Mike Gundy in 2015?6. Basketball, not football, gets new uniforms It would be too easy to say that football will upgrade its threads after four years with the same design. I hope they do but it feels like basketball is a more likely choice here.7. Football schedules a home and home with a team that finished in the AP top 15 this yearI don’t think Mike Holder just says think off hand like that…here are your choices:Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 2.06.09 PM8. Mike Holder is named to CFP committeeSpeaking of Holder, I think he’s the choice to replace Oliver Luck. He doesn’t carry the same cachet as the Texas AD or OU AD but he’s the eldest of the bunch by nearly a decade.9. Oklahoma State men make the Sweet 16I’m so discombobulated by this Travis Ford team. They play unselfishly, get good looks, lean on their stars well and are a lot of fun to watch. They aren’t really talented enough to get out of the second round but I’ll keyboard flip it if they do.10. Dez Bryant becomes NFL’s highest-paid receiver at some pointCurrently this guy is the highest-paid player at 7 years and $127 mllion so…yeah.Calvin Johnson has a $113 million deal so that’s the number Dez will have to top. Also, is there an easier job than negotiating Dez Bryant contracts? All you have to do is put in a DVD, hit play and wait by your mailbox.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

  • 6 days agoAIK chief Wesstrom hints offer likely for ex-Liverpool keeper Bogdan

    first_imgAIK chief Wesstrom hints offer likely for ex-Liverpool keeper Bogdanby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAIK sports chief Bjorn Wesstrom admits they’ve been pleased with trialist Adam Bogdan.Released in the summer by Liverpool, the Hungarian goalkeeper is chasing a deal with the Swedes.And Wesstrom admits they’ve been impressed.”He is training tomorrow and then we will evaluate his time here and then we will obviously talk to him about how he looks at the situation,” he told Fotbollskanalen.AIK are eager to sign a new keeper as a priority. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • BCCI sate associations seek Amicus intervention after new tenure clause

    first_imgNew Delhi: The upcoming elections in more than 30 BCCI state units have run into rough weather after they were asked to follow a fresh clause on tenure of officials by the Committee of Administrators (CoA), which might leave a major chunk of members without voting rights. The elections are scheduled to be held on September 28 but there could be a change of schedule after the CoA asked the state units ensure that the six-year tenure cap for officials included the time spent by them in the working committees of the respective bodies. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh The officials are required to serve a three-year cooling off period at the end of their respective tenures. With the period spent in Working Committee also factored in, a Board source said that most associations could end up losing more than 80 per cent of their voting members. This includes the likes of Sourav Ganguly, who heads the Cricket Association of Bengal, and Gujarat Cricket Association Joint Secretary Jay Shah. “Both Sourav and Shah have 10 months left as per the six-year tenure clause. But working committee tenure rules them out immediately. Does CoA really intend to hold elections or delay it? We had put processes in place. What do we do now?” asked a former BCCI secretary and state unit veteran while talking to PTI on conditions of anonymity. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later It is learnt that more than 10 state units have approached Amicus Curiae PS Narsimha seeking his intervention and directions on the issue. At least 25 state units have already set the ball rolling for elections and the new directive is threatening to cats a shadow on the proceedings. “At least 10 state units have contacted Amicus and we want a quick solution as we want to have elections. But if working committee is factored in, we would have to a draw a fresh voters’ list,” he said. The CoA directive is not a part of the original recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee. State units claim to be under the impression that the tenure will only be calculated for the office-bearers (President, Secretary and Treasurer). When Justice Lodha was contacted by PTI, he side-stepped the query. “We were given a task by the Supreme Court and we did our job. It is not for me to comment how it will be interpreted,” Justice Lodha said. It is expected that some state associations will seek a stay order on the proposed October 22 BCCI elections if this new clause is not revoked.last_img read more

  • UBC denies mishandling sex assault complaints in response to human rights cases

    first_imgVANCOUVER – The University of British Columbia has denied mishandling sexual assault reports in documents filed with the province’s human rights tribunal.History graduate Glynnis Kirchmeier and engineering student Stephanie Hale have launched separate complaints with the tribunal over the school’s response to sexual violence.The university recently filed separate responses to the complaints.“The respondent denies that it discriminated as alleged in the complaint or at all,” the university says in its response to Kirchmeier’s allegations.Kirchmeier’s complaint says students reported misconduct by a PhD candidate over a period of years, starting in 2012, but the university failed to take action until he was expelled in November 2015.But UBC says while a student raised concerns about violence at a graduate residence in 2012, the PhD candidate was not named, and alleged sexual assaults in 2013 were not reported at the time.The man accused of the assaults is not named as a respondent and has not been criminally charged. The Canadian Press has not been able to reach him for comment. None of the allegations have been proven.The university says Kirchmeier told Monica Kay, a director in the equity and inclusion office, in February 2014 that she had seen the man being “aggressively flirtatious.” Kay asked Kirchmeier if she would file a formal complaint but Kirchmeier did not do so, it says.Despite the lack of a complaint, the school arranged a harassment workshop, which the man attended, the UBC response says.A few months later, the man allegedly sexually assaulted a former UBC student. The university advised the woman to contact campus security, which obtained her report along with that of another woman, it says.In July 2014, Kirchmeier and others met with the history department head and Kay. One woman alleged the PhD student had assaulted her, and Kay urged the women to pursue complaints, the university says.Kay said words to the effect that if the women told others about the allegations, it would be like saying there was a “snake in the grass and turning out the lights,” the school says. She intended to convey the fear that spreading unsubstantiated claims would cause, UBC says.The woman who alleged she had been assaulted eventually filed a formal complaint and a hearing was held in October 2015 regarding her allegations and those of two other women, the university says. The man was expelled the next month.Kirchmeier said she was frustrated to see her allegations reduced to “aggressive flirting,” as she witnessed non-consensual touching. She said she had been trying to file a formal complaint all along, but Kay told her she couldn’t since she was only a witness.“It’s not my problem to know what the magic words are to make the bureaucracy work for me,” she said in an interview.UBC declined comment.An independent review last year concluded staff acted in good faith, but human error and murky policies led to delays.The school has since passed a new sexual misconduct policy that includes a centralized prevention and response office and a director of investigations.In response to Hale’s complaint, the university says large portions should be dismissed because the events fall outside the tribunal’s time limit for filing.Hale, 23, alleges a student sexually assaulted, choked and slapped her in 2013. The man has denied the allegations in an interview with The Canadian Press.Hale says she told residence staff and UBC counsellors in 2013 and her dean in 2015, but none told her that a formal process existed to deal with sexual assaults. In 2016, she learned of the process and filed a report.The Canadian Press does not identify sexual assault complainants without their active consent, which Hale has provided.The university says the only allegations the tribunal should accept are those from February 2016, when she filed the report, to March 2017, when the accused student was cleared of wrongdoing.Hale said she is upset the university is not taking responsibility for events before 2016. She went on medical leave in 2015, has not returned to school and is fundraising to pay her legal bills.“It’s for the daughters that I don’t have yet. I don’t want them to feel that they’re the generation that has to fight for this. I want to already have it in place for them.”last_img read more

  • UNaided summit aims to boost organic and inorganic fertilizer use in Africa

    With two major multilateral African organizations having called for a summit to boost organic and inorganic fertilizer use on the continent, a five-day high-level meeting will start tomorrow in Nigeria, one of the co-sponsors, the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said.African soils lose the equivalent of over $4 billion worth of nutrients each year and a move toward reducing hunger on the continent must begin by remedying this severe depletion, IFAD said. No region in the world has boosted agricultural production without increasing fertilizer use, along with introducing improved irrigation and new seeds. In parts of Asia and Latin America, where the Green Revolution boosted crop yields in the 1960s and 1970s, farmers now use an annual average of 140 kilograms of fertilizer per hectare of crops. In sub-Saharan Africa, farmers apply an average of 8 kilograms of fertilizer per hectare per year, according to IFAD. The African Union (AU) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) called for the African Fertilizer Summit, which is being organized with the aid of the International Fertilizer Development Centre, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom.A background paper for the summit says: “Ideally, mineral fertilizers should be used together with organic fertilizers, which improve soil structure and the soil’s water-holding capacity. Combined use may reduce the total cost of improving soil fertility.” IFAD said it is taking part in the summit to ensure that the needs of African small farmers, particularly the poorest, are taken into account when action plans are drawn up.“IFAD supports the use of smart subsidies for the African fertilizer sector in certain situations, to enable the poorest farmers to access fertilizers. The subsidies must be effectively targeted to ensure that they benefit the right people, avoid resource capture by powerful interests and stimulate, rather than undermine, private sector market development for fertilizers.” read more

  • Learning from Vancouver landscapes

    Many students spend the spring and summer months completing extra courses or taking a well-deserved trip. Anthony Montagano did both — at the same time.The 20-year-old Niagara Falls native recently returned from a weeklong Geography and Tourism field course (GEOG/TOUR 3Q93) in Vancouver, B.C. The experiential learning opportunity brought a class of Brock University students to the city to learn about the historical geography of the region, as well as its social and cultural processes.For Montagano, the diversity of Vancouver’s landscape could not have been fully grasped in a classroom.“It’s good to hear about certain destinations, but to see things first-hand is really helpful,” said the second-year Tourism Management student. “It’s easier to identify common trends, like gentrification and high-density housing, and you can use your own observations rather than just lecture notes to help form an opinion.”Brock student Anthony Montagano stopped at Vancouver’s Olympic cauldron during a weeklong Georgraphy and Tourism field course in the city.This lesson was made clear when the group, which included students from each of Brock’s Faculties, encountered the diversity that Vancouver offers in its many neighbourhoods.“We travelled around to the different areas of Vancouver and determined what would cause the price of home ownership to go up or down, while also evaluating what services were available in each area,” Montagano said. “It was cool to see the urban core, Olympic sports venues and small fishing docks all within the same city.”While exploring Canada’s third-largest city, Montagano and his classmates were encouraged to learn about the social history of the region as well.“I was unaware of the tragic historical exploitation of the Asian communities in Vancouver,” he said. “I now understand a little more in history that many people may still be ignorant to.”Though the group was only together in Vancouver for eight days, Montagano learned that it was easier to bond with his classmates while outside of the lecture hall.“When you are in a new setting, you tend to make bonds right away,” he said. “I met some great friends and everyone got along really well.”In addition to the new friendships and cultural discovery that came with the trip, Montagano was also appreciative of other aspects of participating in a spring experiential field course.“I gained some great experience for my resumé and you can save some time by having to take less courses during the year,” he said.Now home, Montagano has finished a 12-page paper about his experiences to complete the course’s final assignment. The reflective exercise has helped him to share why others should participate in similar classes going forward.“I would really encourage people to consider these experiential field courses,” he said. “I know the trips might cost a bit more than a normal course, but now is the opportunity to travel and gain valuable experience at the same time. These courses will set you apart at Brock and help prepare you for your career.” read more

  • Blind Man Prepares to Drive Car

    first_imgShouting “what are you, blind??” to bad drivers on the road may soon be an thing of the past. There’s new technology that allows blind people to get behind the wheel and safely navigate where they’re going.Mark Riccobono, who has been blind since the age of five, will drive a specially equipped Ford Escape hybrid tomorrow at the Daytona International Speedway’s Rolex 24 event. It’s the result of a challenge issued by the National Federation of the Blind several years ago. A team at Virginia Tech was the one to rise to the occasion, introducing a driving mechanism that works with current cars and lets drivers pilot the car with “nonvisual technology.”Riccobono is not part of the high-speed race. He’s just going to demonstrate the technology as part of the Rolex 24’s pre-race festivities. But who knows what the future will bring?Via Press Releaselast_img read more

  • Razers Insane Project Valerie Laptop Packs Three 4K displays

    first_imgTwo years ago at CES, Razer teased us with their Project Christine modular gaming PC. This year they decided to show off something a little more portable: a gaming laptop with three 4K displays.Calling the 17-inch Project Valerie laptop “portable” might be a bit of a stretch given that it tips the scales at 12 pounds, but it’s certainly a lot easier to schlep around than a desktop gaming PC, and three monitors would be. Project Valerie features a trio of 17.3-inch, 4K IGZO displays and they’re all NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible.Book? Yes. Note? Not so much. Project Valerie’s profile when closed is more like an art treasury that you’d park on a coffee table.Obviously, it takes a whole lotta horsepower to drive what’s effectively a 12K display. Razer didn’t skimp under the hood. Project Valerie is bursting at the seams with an Intel Core i7-6700 quad-core processor, a whopping 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU with 8GB of GDDR5X VRAM all to itself.Yes, Razer fitted Project Valerie with their slick ultra-low-profile switch mechanical keyboard. There’s also a massive trackpad that sits next to it on the right, and the whole scene is lit by Razer Chroma to bring you a more immersive gaming experience.Despite the impressive hardware and trio of displays that’s packed inside, Project Valerie measures just an inch and a half thick. That’s pretty much on par with most high-end 17-inch gaming laptops.For now, Project Valerie is just Razer at their insane best. They’ll let you register for future updates about this beast of a laptop, though, so who knows… maybe you’ll actually be able to buy one in the not-too-distant future!last_img read more

  • Man hospitalized after shooting in Miami Gardens

    first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A man was taken to the hospital after, officials said, he was shot in Miami Gardens, Friday night.Miami Gardens Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the shooting in the area of Northwest 199th Street and 12th Avenue, at around 9 p.m. Police said the victim was outside his Corvette waiting for a friend when two people drove up in car and opened fire, striking him in the shoulder.Officials said the victim drove himself to Miami-Dade Fire Station 38, along the 500 block of Northwest 199th Street. The victim was transported to the hospital from the station in stable condition.If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Stay tuned to WSVN 7 News and for updates on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

  • All The Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs

    first_imgThe boys seemed to be having the most fun of pretty much everyone when Dolly Parton took the stage for a big medley with some very special guests to celebrate her being the 2019 MusiCares Person Of The Year. As the cameras cut to the audience during Parton and goddaughter Miley Cyrus’ “Jolene” duet, BTS could be seen dancing and singing along enthusiastically. Clearly anyone sitting near them had the best seats in the house, and the BTS army was quick to make the joyful moment viral.Related: BTS On The Creative Process, Breaking Records, Their Responsibility As Artists & More1. Becoming The First K-Pop Group To Present A GRAMMYIn addition to having a blast at their first GRAMMYs, the boys made history as the first K-pop group to present an award in the show’s 61 years. They took the stage at STAPLES Center for the first time to present H.E.R.—one of the artist’s they were stoked to see—with Best R&B Album.As they told Variety on the carpet, it was their first time ever presenting an award, so it was quite a monumental day of highs and big firsts for the boys.From Dolly To H.E.R.: 10 Unforgettable 2019 GRAMMYs MomentsRead more 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs all-ways-bts-won-our-hearts-2019-grammys News Facebook Email BTS & H.E.R. | Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesIn addition to being ready to watch some of their favorite U.S.-based artists live for the first time, BTS name-dropped H.E.R., Scott and Gaga all as their dream collaborators. As they told Variety in another playful red carpet interview, they would love to work with the aforementioned artists, along with Camila Cabello. 2. Singing & Dancing To “Jolene” Twitter All The Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs From hinting at new music to dancing in the audience to presenting their first award, everyone’s favorite K-pop septet lived it up at their first-ever GRAMMY AwardsAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Feb 11, 2019 – 4:30 pm The seven members of K-pop phenomenon BTS—J-Hope, Jin, V, Jungkook, Jimin, Suga and RM—were clearly as excited as their fans were for their first appearance at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. From arriving in style to dancing in their seats to more firsts as they took the stage, let’s countdown the top five ways the boys of BTS stole the show—and our hearts.5. Looking Dapper In TuxesThe South Korean group always has a strong style game, but their understated pizazz in matching black-and-white tuxedos really elevated their look on their first GRAMMYs red carpet. Their excitement to be a part of Music’s Biggest Night was palpable as they exited the SUV, posed for their first photos of the evening and made their way to the carpet.4. Coyly Teasing New Music On The Red CarpetOnce they were on the carpet, the Recording Academy shared a special moment with the boys by asking few burning questions. When we asked when we could expect a new album, they teased with just enough info to get fans buzzing.”It’s gonna be real soon,” RM said.When asked if it would be a collab album, RM gave a coy answer, while Jimin looked straight into the camera and said: “There could be a collaboration song and some joint songs, we don’t know, we’re working on it.”They also shared their excitement about seeing H.E.R., Lady Gaga and Travis Scott perform at the GRAMMYs. (Back in September, during their visit to the GRAMMY Museum, BTS shared that they’d been listening to a lot of Scott’s “Sicko Mode,” so the boys were definitely ready to dance.)More BTS: “Fans Gave Us The Wings That Allowed Us To Be Where We Are”3. Dropping Even More Collab Hintslast_img read more

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR Pina Will Protect Our Constitutional Rights Support Law

    first_imgDear Editor,This is my 43rd year working in education. I have met wonderful people throughout my career, and Pina Prinzivalli is one of them.Pina is the Republican candidate for State Representative in the 19th Middlesex District. She is a personable, sincere, honest, and hardworking person who cares about families and communities. She will put taxpayers first, focus on returning more tax dollars to local communities, protect citizens’ constitutional rights and freedoms, take care of seniors and veterans, promote a small business climate, fight the opioid crisis, oppose becoming a sanctuary state, and support law enforcement to keep communities safe.I support Pina to be the 19th Middlesex District State Representative. I hope you will too.Sincerely,Marc KerbleTewksburyLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: State Rep. Jim Lyons (Tewksbury’s Other State Rep) Endorses PrinzivalliIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Billerica State Rep. Marc Lombardo Endorses PrinzivalliIn “Government”STATE REP RACE Q&A: Pina Prinzivalli Reveals The Top 3 Issues She’d Focus On If ElectedIn “Government”last_img read more

  • Disney may be trying to buy more of Hulu from ATTs WarnerMedia

    first_img Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Tags Post a comment To understand Hulu’s parentage, prepare yourself for a complicated family tree: Disney, Comcast and 21st Century Fox all held equal shares in Hulu for years, with Time Warner joining the group in 2016 when it bought a 10 percent stake in the streaming service. Since then, AT&T gobbled up Time Warner — the parent company of TV networks like HBO and CNN — and refashioned it as WarnerMedia. That passed Time Warner’s minority stake in Hulu to AT&T. And, again, Disney was already on track to boost its share of Hulu from 30 percent to 60 percent by virtue of its pending deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox.Meanwhile, Comcast was essentially a silent partner in Hulu for many years, as part of an agreement Comcast struck in order to cinch its own deal to take over NBCUniversal back in 2009. That restraint finally lifted last year, allowing Comcast to take a more active role in Hulu’s direction. So, yeah, it’s complicated. But Disney’s potential interest in further control over Hulu, one of the most popular streaming services in the US, reiterates the company’s newfound desire to become a force in subscription online video. Disney CEO Bob Iger has called the Disney+ service the company’s “biggest priority” for 2019, and Disney plans to make Hulu its online homebase for edgier, more adult-oriented programming.  1:50 Hulu is owned by Disney, Comcast, Fox and AT&T.  Sarah Tew/CNET Disney may be angling for even more control of Hulu. Disney is holding talks with AT&T to buy the 10 percent stake in the streaming service that the carrier holds through its WarnerMedia unit, according to a report by Variety, citing an unnamed source with knowledge of the discussions. That raises the potential of Disney controlling 70 percent of Hulu, up from its current 30 percent stake, and it would leave Comcast as the only other owner. AT&T, Hulu and WarnerMedia declined to comment, and Disney didn’t respond to requests for comment. The report comes as Disney is on a path toward streaming as a central focus of its business. The company is poised to take over 21st Century Fox, a move meant to gird Disney for battle against deep-pocketed tech competitors pouring money into TV and movies, like Netflix, Amazon and even Apple. That Fox deal would essentially double Disney’s share of Hulu to 60 percent. Meanwhile, Disney is preparing to launch its own streaming video service to rival Netflix. Called Disney+, it’ll include new original series from its Star Wars and Marvel franchises, as well as access to Disney’s deep back catalog.  Disney doubles down on VR entertainment TV and Movies Digital Media 0 Disney AT&T Hululast_img read more

  • Government has never spoken truth about atomic equipments says

    first_imgChennai: Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan on Friday voiced concern over the safety of the country’s proposed first Away From Reactor (AFR) facility of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, saying never in history have governments spoken the truth about atomic equipment. Terming the ‘away’ term in the AFR as vague, he demanded a definition on it from the government, saying “Even five feet can be away. This is a layman’s question, I accept. But still it has to be defined,” he said. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us “As far as atomic equipment are concerned, never in history have governments spoken the truth. They should at least do it now,” he told reporters at the party office here, citing the Fukushima disaster as an example. The actor-politician alleged that people of Tamil Nadu, who are opposed to the KNPP, have been at the receiving end of the Centre’s “arrogance.” Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us They are now fighting against waste, which he alleged, was dumped from the plant. “This shows their (Centre’s) arrogance to implement what they want,” Haasan said. Claiming that there has been no Research and Development on radioactive disasters, he said “Any technology without safety can be dangerous. We are scared about it.” The MNM founder, while pitching for stronger gram sabhas, said similar meetings should be held in all wards of cities. “If all villages voice their demands in unison, there are ways to get a good government. This is a long time dream since the Gandhi era…,” he said. The party president participated in the grama sabhas of 72 villages through video conference.last_img read more

  • Womens Lacrosse Excels in the Classroom

    first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville lacrosse team completed a successful spring semester in the classroom, posting a 3.616 team grade-point average. For the latest information on Louisville lacrosse, visit, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @LouisvilleLax or on Facebook at Friendly Version “I am extremely proud of our team for their efforts in the classroom,” said head coach Scott Teeter. “Prior to the semester, we set a goal for our team to achieve a 3.5 grade-point average and we are thrilled to accomplish that feat.”In addition, 24 of 25 student-athletes earned a 3.0 or better GPA, while 23 earned Red & Black Scholar Athlete status for a 3.25 or better cumulative GPA. Story Links Sixteen players were named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2019, earning above a 3.5 GPA, while four were named Dean’s Scholars for a perfect 4.0 GPA.The Cardinals have a cumulative 3.493 GPA, which includes previous semesters of everyone on the roster.Lexie Ball, Tessa Chad and Brenna Shanahan all attended graduation last weekend. Chad graduated with a B.S. in Sport Administration, while Shanahan graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science. Ball will complete her degree this summer.last_img read more

  • Samsung Star Wars Vacuum Cleaners Are the Droids Youre Looking For

    first_img No one likes a grimy empire.Samsung’s new Star Wars limited-edition POWERbot VR7000 robot vacuum cleaners are now available to pre-order.Designed in collaboration with “super fans” as a tribute to 40 years of the epic space opera franchise, the vacuums come in two styles: Darth Vader’s black mask and a white-and-black Stormtrooper helmet.AdChoices广告We are honored by your presence (via Samsung)The Force (of suction) is strong with these extra-slim models, featuring a wide brush, on-board digital camera (for mapping an optimal cleaning path), intelligent power control, and Edge Clean Master (for hard-to-reach corners).They also deliver sound effects (like the Sith Lord’s infamous breathing) and memorable lines (“Your powers are weak, old man”).Once a heroic Jedi Knight, Darth Vader was seduced by the messy side, and now leads the Empire’s eradication of dirt, with his First Order buckethead.Customers can remotely manage the Vader vacuum with a mobile device via Smart Home, Samsung Connect, or Amazon Alexa/Google Assistant voice control. The Stormtrooper sweeper requires manual operation.“We are very pleased to be part of the excitement leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and to be launching our limited-edition POWERbot in partnership with Star Wars fans,” B.S. Suh, executive vice president of the digital appliances business at Samsung Electronics, said in a statement.Remotely control Lord Vader with a smartphone (via Samsung)The second film in the sequel trilogy, The Last Jedi, from writer/director Rian Johnson, is scheduled for release on Dec. 15. An epilogue, tentatively titled Star Wars: Episode IX, will hit screens in two years.In the meantime, relieve the stress of cleaning up after your household Wookiee with a POWERbot: Wi-Fi-enabled Darth Vader commands a price of $799, while the roving Stormtrooper head costs $699. Pre-order now for delivery the week of Nov. 5.If you’re looking for something a little less villainous, Samsung’s lineup of robot vacuums ranges from $399 (model R7040) to $999 (POWERbot Turbo).Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… Stay on targetlast_img read more

  • Lets take an even closer look at the scary Demon Trees in

    first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The nursery explained to us that a cat’s claw creeper is growing on the tree, resulting in the shape it’s now in.The cat’s claw creeper (Dolichandra unguis-cati, commonly known as cat’s claw creeper, funnel creeper or cat’s claw trumpet) is an invasive evergreen climber, climbing as high as 9m with claw-like tendrils between the bright-green oblong to lance-shaped leaves, which have a terminal, three-part, claw-like tendril.Eventually, with the cat’s claw creeper, the tree will die due to the invasion!So, to carry on the analogy, the trees are being “possessed” or invaded by a “creepy” creeper that will eventually kill its host. Does this mean that the trees need an exorcism?Well now, do you still believe in “Demon Trees”? Let us know what you think by commenting below…Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Do so-called “Demon Trees” really exist? This is a joke to many people living in Ladysmith, while others acknowledge that the trees are spooky-looking, and yet others believe a supernatural phenomenon is taking place.Motorists driving up Poort Road are likely to see the (first) “demonic” tree if they are checking the advertising signboards in the middle of the road. Have a good look as you’re approaching the Carbineer Road turn-off and the “spruit” in the centre island in Poort Road.Some say that if you look quickly, it’s almost as if the tree moves, even on a windless day. Then you look again and it’s standing as rigid as all the other trees around it.Another such tree was recently spotted at the graveyard.Also read: Demon tree in Poort Road?Also read: Another “Demon Tree” in Ladysmith?Also read: Yet another “Demon Tree” spotted in Ladysmith?With all this in mind, a Ladysmith Gazette journalist went out to investigate and visited a local nursery to find out what kind of trees these really are.According to the nursery, what we have dubbed “Demon Trees” are really Eucalyptus trees. In English, it is also called the Gumtree and in Afrikaans the Bloekom Tree.last_img read more