Learn How to Speak Filmmaking: Formatting the Screenplay

first_imgScene SettingFirst, we need to set the scene. This is where the action is taking place. It generally includes a location and a time, and is bold and capitalized. Here we have EXT. PARIS STREET — DAY. The EXT abbreviation is telling us that the scene is an exterior. You can use INT for interior, and even both, if the situation calls for it.ActionNext up is action. With the scene set, I’m ready for some drama. So, what exactly is happening here? In this particular scene, my protagonist is tailing a woman. He has her location on his phone, and he’s trying to follow her without being noticed.Character/DialogueThese categories are relatively straightforward. I only have two characters in this scene — Eli and Jane. Eli, a man in his mid-thirties, is the only character we see on screen — and the only character with dialogue. However, when both names are written in the action, they are capitalized.ExtensionWhen my protagonist is speaking, we hear him with a telephone effect applied. It’s not clean audio, and we don’t even see his mouth move. I can help communicate this state via an extension. This helps to explain how the dialogue is heard. An extension is placed in parentheses, just to the right of the character ID.ParentheticalNot only is he talking on the phone, but he’s whispering. I’ll communicate this via a parenthetical. While an extension tells how a character is heard, the parenthetical specifies the manner in which a character says something.TitleAt the end of my short scene, I cut to a title against a black screen. Also called a chyron, the title is in all caps. However, it’s good to not use bold, as to avoid confusing it with a scene heading.TransitionLastly, we have the transition. Once again, this category is pretty straightforward. You can use cut, fade, dissolve, match, or any other flavor of transition that the scene calls for. For the transition, I’ll capitalize and right-align.And there you have it — a properly formatted scene. Now, while there are a few other elements that you might come across in a screenplay, this is a proper foundation to get you going. Stay tuned for my next installment where I’ll break down my script and prepare a shot list.Interested in the tracks we used to create this video?“When It Feels Right” by Jericho Studio“Indie Tech Documentary” by High Street MusicLooking for more filmmaking tutorials? Check these out.The Creative Motivation Behind Deep vs. Shallow Depth of Field The Power of the Match Cut Sequence in Your Video EditStabilizing GoPro Footage with the Unique ReelSteady GO AppQuality vs. Quantity: What Should You Record While Traveling?Editing Tips: Sorting Footage and Creating Quality Timelines If you want to have a smooth production, it’s important to understand the language. Follow my journey in writing a short film, from pre-production to post.The screenplay is the blueprint of your project. It guides the cast and crew through the production, informing them what to shoot, where to shoot it, and how to say it. It has its own language, with unique elements and a specific formatting style.With a background in documentary and public television, I haven’t had much experience putting together a screenplay for a narrative piece — and that’s exactly why I wanted to give it a try. For the past few months, I’ve been working on a script, and I’m currently polishing the final draft.While there are a number of different screenwriting tools, I’ve been using StudioBinder to put this project together. This tool makes the pre-production process simple and straightforward, allowing users to auto-format and instantly insert script elements. Let’s take a closer look at the elements of a screenplay via a scene from my project.last_img read more

Caste, religion drive campaign in high-stakes Aligarh seat

first_imgDespite opposition from within the ranks, the BJP has reposed its faith in sitting MP Satish Kumar Gautam who won the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Aligarh by a margin of over 2.8 lakh votes.Sources say Mr. Gautam has earned the party’s confidence by emerging as a poster boy of Hindutva in the communally sensitive city during the Jinnah portrait controversy in Aligarh Muslim University in 2018. “As AMU has no significant vote bank, he used it as a whipping boy by presenting the institution as a mini-Pakistan to the rest of the constituency,” says Dr. Aftab Alam, professor of political science at AMU.Being a Brahmin, Mr. Gautam fits the caste arithmetic as well, as both his main rivals are Jats — Congress’ Bijendra Singh and Ajit Baliyan of SP-BSP-RLD — and the Thakur vote seems to be getting divided.There are suggestions that Rajasthan Governor and BJP veteran Kalyan Singh wanted the Aligarh ticket for Thakur Shivraj Singh, the father-in-law of his granddaughter, but the Central leadership didn’t heed to his wish. As a result, a lakh-odd Lodh voters in the Atrauli segment of the constituency are said to be sulking.“Those who are opposing, their opposition will not bear any fruit,” counters Dalvir Singh, the BJP MLA from Barauli Assembly segment in the constituency. “The biggest issue is national security. People will vote for Narendra Modi and his nationalist agenda,” says Mr. Dalvir.Cong.’s ‘tough candidate’Though last time he finished fourth, Bijendra Singh of the Congress has a reputation of being a “tough fighter”, having defeated the then four-time BJP MP Sheila Gautam in 2004. A little over 50 % of the Aligarh constituency is rural, and Mr. Bijendra is building his campaign on the farm distress. With two-time SP MLA Zameer Ullah Khan, seen as a polarising figure in the Hindu community, making a last-minute switch to the Congress, Mr. Bijendra is hoping to open the deadlock for his party in western U.P. “In the last five years, the BJP has poisoned society and there is a sense of fear. Having been in public life for 35 years, I am trusted by both Hindus and Muslims. Farmers are losing crops because of stray cattle menace and the payment of cane farmers has not been made yet,” says the five-time MLA. Smart City driveThe election will decide how the BJP’s development agenda will translate into votes. Since the city has come under the Smart Cities Mission, the administration has been running a dedicated drive to remove illegal encroachments. “We are ready to bear the burden. It is good for the city,” says Nitin Agarwal who runs a shop at Centre Point, the city’s business hub. About 2 km away, the Dodhpur area looks even more dilapidated. Abdul Azim, who runs a popular sweet shop, alleges that establishments run by Muslims were purposefully targeted to make a point. “In our shops the bulldozer was allowed to create damage beyond the official mark. We are already reeling under the effect of demonetisation, how can we afford to go to the court,” asks Mr. Aziz. BSP’s newcomerThe BSP has opted for a rank newcomer in Ajit Baliyan. By hiring the Tasveer Mahal theatre, once a major cultural symbol of the city, as the party office, he is attracting eyeballs. With Md. Furqan, the BSP mayor in tow, he is seeking Dalit-Muslim unity.“The Jatav voter knows that we don’t have the resources to field a Scheduled Caste candidate on a general seat. He goes by Behenji’s [Mayawati’s] choice. The BJP is trying to woo the Valmikis and the OBCs, but with the SP part of the pact [gathbandhan], we will sail through,” says Lal Singh Rastogi, president of the BSP unit of the Koil Assembly segment. Aligarh votes in the second phase on April 18.last_img read more

Tree felling ahead of Modi’s Pune rally annoys Opposition, activists

first_imgOpposition parties, including the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), along with other outfits and activists have alleged that a number of trees were felled on the campus of Sir Parshurambhau (S.P.) College in Pune ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election rally on Thursday.While local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders refuted allegations that the cutting of trees had any connection with the PM’s event, college authorities claimed that only dangerously dangling branches that could cause a mishap during rain or inclement weather were pruned for the safety of the students.While the Congress claimed around 25 subabul trees had been chopped without permission from the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Monday night, NCP MP Vandana Chavan demanded a probe into the felling of trees.“As per PMC norms, permission has to be sought from its Tree Authority before cutting trees. This is the second such incident. Earlier, trees were being cut along the route of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s Mahajanadesh Yatra. At that time, the CM had brushed off the allegations that trees had merely been pruned and only their branches were cut,” Pune district Congress secretary and spokesperson Ramesh Iyer said.Mr. Iyer rubbished the claims of the Shikshan Prasarak Mandali, which runs S.P. College, that only branches were cut. “How is it that suddenly you realise trees as old as 25-30 years have to be cut overnight? Obviously, it is to make space for the PM’s event. On one hand, this BJP government makes tall claims on planting saplings, and on the other, it ruthlessly fells trees for its party events. This is sheer doublespeak.”Lawyer Asim Sarode pointed out that unlike the Aarey tree felling, where the government gave the excuse of ‘development’, there was no such pretext to be made in this case. “By its very nature, this action is illegal and is purely for the political purposes of staging a massive rally. The procedure for felling any tree is that an application must first be sent to the PMC’s tree authority. Only after a survey is done by authorities, can the process [of cutting trees] commence.”Hitting out at the “double standards” of the BJP government at the Centre and in the State, Santosh Shinde of the Sambhaji Brigade said it appeared that the PM was bent upon “giving carbon dioxide to Pune city by destroying its sources of oxygen.” “This incident has pulled the mask off the BJP ‘eco-friendly’ claims…it shows that the Fadnavis government’s figures of planting lakhs of saplings are a sham.”The BJP’s Pune unit chief, Madhuri Misal, said the PMC had indeed given its assent to cut trees and that the action had no connection whatsoever with the PM’s event.last_img read more

Career in sports

first_imgThe India-Pakistan cricket match during the T20 world cup this year brought the country to a stand still. Work came to a halt and all people could talk about was the match. A few days later when the Indian team lifted the world cup, there was a sense of euphoria,The India-Pakistan cricket match during the T20 world cup this year brought the country to a stand still. Work came to a halt and all people could talk about was the match. A few days later when the Indian team lifted the world cup, there was a sense of euphoria and victory in the nation. Celebrations went on for days and it felt like we had won a war. Such is the importance of sports in our country.Though it is true that cricket is more popular than other sports, but with the exceptionally good performance of the Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games in 2010, other sports are seen in a new light. A career of a sports person is accompanied with its share of glamour and fame but this does not come easy. Focus, hard work and determination are important for a player to excel. Being on top of your game and making sacrifices to reach there are just part of the journey.Developing an interest in a particular sport is important from an early age. Falling in love with the game and enjoying it is key to developing a career in that field. Proper training is required once you realise you want to develop your talent in a particular sport. Apart from facilities, it is crucial to find a good coach at the right age. Once you are on the right track, no one can stop you from turning professional and making a career in this field.This industry has many other opportunities and one can be part of the sports brigade by choosing to work in a sports related field. Opportunities that can be found within both public and private sectors offering sports enthusiasts a place in this dynamic industry. Sports media and marketing, team administration, coaching, sports engineering, sports medicine and nutrition and sports law, are few options to choose from.”We are in-charge of everything outside the game for a sports person, such as, events, media, branding and public appearance. We are the spokesperson for the players we represent and the office for all non sport related matters,” says Latika Khaneja, Director, Collage Sports Management, while discussing a career in sports management. Since this is still a nascent industry, what shape and trajectory of growth it acquires depends on new entrepreneurs that have entered the field and find reasonable space to innovate along the way.Another line of work emerging is the overlap of sports and other professions. One can specialise in a profession, such as, law, medicine and journalism and then focus on sports. Discussing medicine and sports, IPS Oberoi, sports orthopedic, Aretemis Health Institute, Gurgaon, says, “A sports physician can either be a team doctor or a specialised physician. They look after sports injuries. The remuneration depends on their experience. It may range from anything between Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh per annum.”The advantages of a career related to the sports industry is that you are working with people who are passionate about their work. They are mostly young people looking for a challenge because this industry is still away from the conventional thing to do. As these professions are still evolving and have no set definitions, there is room for innovation and originality. These professions can be pretty lucrative also.But there is a flip side to all this to. Sports is still seen as a nonconventional career. Often, youngsters come in only for the glamour and not for the hard work. Finding promising sports persons who are committed and dedicated, is also a challenge. Players and games usually have their share of ups and downs with long lull periods. This being a young industry is highly competitive and keeps one on their toes.The best way to enter any of these fields and decide what you want to specialise in, is to seek a sports-related internship. In the sports industry, internships are critical to young professionals seeking their first job in sports.Today some of the smartest young minds are engaged in sports and sports related activities. An eye for detail, commitment, hard work, efficiency, honesty and the willingness to excel are a prerequisite for anyone wanting to make it big in this industry. All game Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, 28, World Boxing Champion.With an inborn passion for sports and a desire to follow your dreams, a career as a sports person can be very lucrative but full of challenges. To excel in this highly competitive career one has to be on top of their game and be prepared to beat all odds. “Being a sports person keeps you healthy, earns you honour and fame. But, at the same time, one has to work very hard, make sacrifices and sometimes even miss out on spending time with family and friends,” says Mary Kom, boxer. Training and acquiring skills are very important in this field. One should choose a specialisation and start working on it from an early age. A number of institutes in India provide training in different sports. Aspirants with sporting abilities can join these institutes after completing their schooling. Excelling in this field and accomplishing your goals gets you a lot of fame and popularity but one has to be prepared for the hard work and sacrifices. The work hours are very long and include Saturdays, Sundays and even holidays. ” If you are gifted and on track don’t give up. You will excel in life,” adds Kom.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Premier League: Brighton stun West Ham with 3-0 away victory

first_imgBrighton and Hove Albion won a top flight away match for the first time in 34 years when they stunned West Ham United 3-0 at the London Stadium in the Premier league on Friday.Striker Glenn Murray scored a brace and Jose Izquierdo curled in a shot from outside the box to lift promoted Brighton to 10th in the standings, leaving West Ham in 17th just above the relegation zone.It was also a first top flight win in four years for their manager Chris Hughton, who had last presided over a Premier League away win in charge of Norwich City.”It’s a bad performance from us,” said West Ham manager Slaven Bilic, whose position is under increasing scrutiny after five defeats and two wins in his team’s nine league matches.”We tried to come back, but it’s very difficult for me to say anything clever now. All I can say is that it was very disappointing and frustrating and as manager I take full responsibility for that,” he told the club’s website.Brighton made a bright start and deservedly went in front after 10 minutes when Murray headed a free kick by Pascal Gross into Joe Hart’s net.Izquierdo increased their lead in first half added time with a curling shot from outside the box that beat Hart’s dive, a hammer blow to the visitors who had improved and looked more likely to equalise.Murray completed the rout with a penalty in the 75th minute after he was brought down by Pablo Zabaleta.advertisementBrighton defended resolutely during West Ham’s best spell in the latter stages of the first half but the home side lacked a cutting edge in the box with suspended striker Andy Carroll watching from the stands.Manuel Lanzini come closest for the Hammers with a free kick in the 65th minute but the team’s poor showing overall had fans filing out of the ground long before the final whistle.last_img read more

Sushil Kumar resigns as National Sports Observer

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 6 (PTI) Close on the heels of star boxer MC Mary Koms resignation, double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar has also quit his role as a National Sports Observer for wrestling.The 34-year-old wrestler was among 12 national observers appointed by the then Sports Minister Vijay Goel in March.”Wrestler Shri Sushil Kumar and Boxer Ms Mary C Kom have submitted their resignation as National Sports Observers,” the sports ministry said in a release today.”As both the top athletes are still active in their respective fields, wrestling (Men) and boxing (Women), they felt that this could be seen as conflict of interest.”Keeping in mind the best of the sporting traditions the athletes submitted their resignation. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has accepted their resignations as National Sports observers.”Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore thanked Sushil and Mary Kom for their services and said the government will continue to benefit from their rich insights and expertise.Mary Kom had resigned as the national observer for boxing about a fortnight ago after Rathore made it clear that active sportspersons will not be considered for the position. PTI ATK PDS PDSlast_img read more

Wizards Dazzle The Nets, 111-96

first_imgNEW YORK — The more players the Washington Wizards lose, the better John Wall has been.Wall had 22 points and 13 assists, Marcin Gortat scored 25 points, and the Wizards beat the Brooklyn Nets 111-96 on Dec. 26 for their fourth straight victory.Rookie Jarell Eddie made four 3-pointers and scored 12 points in the fourth quarter of his NBA debut, helping the Wizards blow open what was a two-point game after three. Washington (14-14), despite a number of injuries, is back at .500 for the first time since it was 6-6 a month ago.With star guard Bradley Beal and key players such as Nene and Gary Neal sidelined, Wall has elevated his game after saying he played poorly for the first 1 1/2 months. He has nine games this month with at least 20 points and 10 assists.“John, again, is just playing at a fabulous clip right now,” Wizards coach Randy Wittman said. “His leadership on the floor, in the huddles, in the locker room, orchestrating things on the floor, that’s a thing of beauty.”Brook Lopez had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Nets, who lost their sixth straight home game and won just three of their 10 at home this month. Thaddeus Young finished with 16 points and 14 boards.“It takes a lot of effort to win in this business. It’s not easy,” Nets coach Lionel Hollins said. “You can’t play when you want to play. You’ve got to play every night, every minute.”Wall burst past the slower Nets throughout the game and set up easy opportunities for a Wizards team that shot 50 percent from the field. He said playing without some usual teammates hasn’t hindered him.“If you’re a shoot-first point guard, it’s going to be tough. I’m a pass-first guy,” he said. “These guys tell me to be aggressive I’ll be aggressive, but at the same time I’m looking for these guys. I know I’m going to need these guys even more with a lot of guys injured.”The Wizards led by 12 in the first half before the Nets rallied to take the lead in the third. Washington went back ahead and was up 79-77 going to the fourth.Eddie, just signed Dec. 23, then went 4-for-4 behind the arc as Washington outscored Brooklyn 23-7 to open the final period. Wall finished off a 13-0 burst with a layup that made it 102-84.The Nets committed nine turnovers in the fourth quarter and lost for the seventh time in eight games overall.“They hit a few big 3s. I don’t think we did a good job of adjusting to what they were doing. It kind of just fell apart from there. They got hot and kept going,” Lopez said.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 series launched in India, price starts at Rs 55,900: Specs, launch details

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiMarch 6, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 10:22 IST HIGHLIGHTSSamsung has officially announced the Galaxy S10 series for the Indian market.The Galaxy S10, S10e and S10+ will go on sale in India starting Friday, March 8.The Galaxy S10 also comes with a new Bixby Vision specifically designed for IndiaSamsung has officially announced the Galaxy S10 series for the Indian market. The Galaxy S10, S10e and S10+ were first announced globally in February at Samsung’s Unpacked event on February 21. Since its announcement, the Galaxy S10 trio have been available for pre-orders in the country, and on Wednesday the company announced that the phones will go on sale starting Friday, March 8.The Galaxy S10 and S10+ are the high-end flagships that offer all the premium trimmings that includes an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, triple cameras, curved Infinity-O displays, reverse wireless charging and the Exynos 9820 chipset along with the new One UI software. The Galaxy S10e is Samsung’s iPhone XR in a sense as it loses gets a side fingerprint sensor, dual cameras and a flat Infinity-O display in order to keep the price point more affordable.Samsung Galaxy S10 series price and launch offersSamsung Galaxy S10e is the most affordable of the three flagships with a price of Rs 55,900. It comes in a single variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Galaxy S10e will be available in Prism Black and Prism White colours.The Galaxy S10 comes in two variants – 8GB/128GB and 8GB/512GB. The base model is priced at Rs 66,900, while the top-end variant costs Rs 84,900. The Galaxy S10+ starts at Rs 73,900 for the base model with 8GB/128GB configuration and Rs 91,900 for the 8GB/512GB variants. There is also a ultra high-end model with 12GB of RAM and a whopping 1TB of internal storage that costs a cool Rs 1,17,900. This top variant will be available in Ceramic White and Ceramic Black colours.advertisementFor customers who have pre-ordered the Galaxy S10, deliveries will begin from Wednesday, March 6. The Galaxy S10 series will be available for buying via Samsung.com/in, Flipkart, Amazon India, Paytm, Tata CLiQ and select retail outlets across India starting Friday, March 8. Airtel Store will also offer the S10 with bundles plans. The Galaxy Buds will be available for Rs 9,990.Samsung Galaxy S10 series specificationsThe Galaxy S10 trio come with Infinity-O punch-hole Dynamic AMOLED displays, but they differ in size. The Galaxy S10e offers a 5.8-inch flat display with a FHD+ (2280×1440) resolution, while the Galaxy S10 and S10+ sport 6.1-inch and 6.4-inch QHD+ (3040×1440) displays, respectively. All three phones come with 19:9 aspect ratios with slim bezels all around as well as support with HDR10+.The Galaxy S10e and S10+ get a single circular cutout for the selfie camera, but the S10+ gets a wide, pill-shaped hole for dual selfie cameras. The Galaxy S10 and S10+ come with a new ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor that uses sound waves to register your fingerprint for better security and accuracy. The S10e on the other hand gets a side fingerprint sensor embedded in the power button. The Galaxy S10 phones run on the latest Exynos 9820 chipset based on an 8nm process. The affordable S10e comes with 6GB of RAM, while the S10 gets 8GB of RAM and the S10+ is offered with up to 12GB of RAM. All three phones will ship with the latest One UI based on Android Pie, which brings features like system-wide Dark Mode and a redesigned UI for easier one-handed use.The regular S10 and the S10+ both come with the same triple camera setups, which includes a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens, a 12MP wide-angle lens with Dual Aperture (f/1.5-2.4), and a 16MP ultra wide-angle f/2.2 sensor. The S10e gets a dual camera system with the same 12MP wide-angle and 16MP ultra wide-angle cameras as the regular S10, but minus the telephoto camera. The Galaxy S10 series is also the first to support video recording in HDR10+. The camera apps come with a dedicated Instagram mode that let’s you quickly share what you capture on the social media platform.The Galaxy S10 and S10e offer a 10MP f/1.9 selfie cameras, while the S10+ gets dual selfie cameras with a 10MP f/1.9 main camera and a 8MP f/2.2 depth camera with support for Live Focus. The Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ come with a 3,100mAh, 3,400mAH and 4,100mAh batteries, respectively. All three devices support wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. Connectivity options on the Galaxy S10 series includes Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE, 3.5mm headphone jack and USB Type-C port. The S10 is also the world’s first smartphone to support Wi-Fi 6. The Galaxy S10 also comes with a new Bixby Vision specifically designed for India as Samsung partners with fashion e-commerce store Myntra. Speaking of Bixby, the S10 phones come with a dedicated Bixby button that can now be remapped as well.advertisementSamsung also announced the India availability of the new Galaxy Buds truly wireless earphones, Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch and Galaxy Fit band. The former comes with new high efficiency chipset allows for upto 6 hours of playback on a single charge, adaptive dual microphones, and the case can be charged wirelessly on the back of the S10. The Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Fit are fitness trackers that offer a variety of activity tracking, sleep tracking and stats.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow SamsungFollow android Samsung Galaxy S10 series launched in India, price starts at Rs 55,900: Specs, launch detailsSamsung Galaxy S10, S10+ are high-end flagships that offer all the premium trimmings like ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, triple cameras, curved Infinity-O displays, reverse wireless charging and Exynos 9820 chipset.advertisementlast_img read more

Some Cape Breton Provincial Government Offices Delay Opening Today March 20

first_imgDue to weather and road conditions, provincial government offices in Richmond and Cape Breton (Cape Breton Regional Municipality) counties, as well as southern Inverness (including offices in Port Hawkesbury) will delay opening until noon today, March 20. All other provincial government offices, including those in Victoria and northern Inverness counties, will open as usual. -30-last_img

Alberta MLA in Hawaii says false missile alert was really really frightening

first_imgLAHAINA, Hawaii – An Alberta politician who is vacationing in Hawaii says the minutes she spent believing a missile attack was imminent may have been the most afraid she’s ever been.Karen McPherson, who represents Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill in the provincial legislature, said she was waiting to participate in a conference call on Saturday morning when an alert appeared on her phone stating there was an “inbound missile threat” headed for Hawaii.It told people to seek immediate shelter and that it wasn’t a drill.“I didn’t know I could move that fast. I grabbed my keys and made sure I had my phone. I’m here with a friend of mine so I yelled at her to get out of bed and to grab her phone and that we had to go right away,” said McPherson, who is staying in a condominium in Lahaina on the western side of Maui.“We headed downstairs— she was still in her pyjamas — and we got in the car and I headed toward the tsunami evacuation route, because that was the only thing I could think of to do in that moment.”But everybody she saw was acting normally. People were walking their dogs or jogging. And there were no sirens.McPherson said after driving about five miles she turned on the radio. There were no urgent announcements.She started to think it was possibly a mistake or that maybe her phone had a virus. She and her friend drove back to the condo, checked social media and found an NBC feed saying it had been a false alarm.Ten minutes later, she received an alert stating there was no missile. The earlier alert was an error, it said, and everything was OK.“I don’t believe that I have ever felt that afraid in my whole life. That was really, really frightening,” McPherson said.Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi told a news conference Saturday the error happened when someone hit the wrong button.Hawaii reintroduced Cold War-era warning siren tests last month amid the potential threat of missiles from North Korea.McPherson said during her moments of fear, she recalled feeling angry that political conditions in the world made the news plausible.“It wouldn’t be that unusual. It would be unexpected,” she said.McPherson said despite the scare, she’s not planning an early return to Canada.“It’s 26 degrees here,” she laughed. “I was talking to some friends that are on the island, too. They were talking about having an end-of-the-world party tonight.”—by Rob Drinkwater in Edmontonlast_img read more

Security Council to discuss Palestinian request for UN membership on Wednesday

26 September 2011The Security Council will discuss Palestine’s application to become a United Nations Member State on Wednesday morning, when it plans to refer it to the committee tasked with examining such requests. The 15-member body held closed-door discussions this afternoon on the application, which Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, officially submitted to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last Friday. Mr. Ban then forwarded the request to the Council.Speaking to reporters after the talks, Ambassador Nawaf Salam of Lebanon, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency for this month, said the Council will take a decision on Wednesday to refer the application to the Council’s Committee on the Admission of New Members.Any recommendations for admission must receive the affirmative votes of nine of the Council’s 15 members, provided that none of its five permanent members – China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and United States – vote against the application.If the Council recommends admission, the recommendation is presented to the 193-member Assembly, where a two-thirds majority of members present and voting is necessary for admission of a new State.Palestine currently has observer status at the UN. read more

Iraq Annan approves distribution plan for oilforfood programmes latest phase

The plan, as submitted by the Government of Iraq, is based on a foreseen budget of over $5.08 billion for the purchase of humanitarian supplies and equipment in 25 sectors, 10 of which are new, according to the UN Office of the Iraq Programme (OIP), which overseas the effort.As for Iraqi oil exports last week, the OIP said volume remained sluggish. A total of 3.1 million barrels of oil were loaded, netting an estimated $67 million in revenue.In response to a question at a press briefing in New York, a UN spokesman said that as long as the volume of oil sales remained low, there was less money going into the humanitarian efforts and that the programme would be hurt when the oil revenue was below target. read more

RollsRoyce seeks new apprentices to join super luxury success story

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced the start of recruitment for the company’s new intake of apprentices. The successful applicants will join the apprenticeship programme at the end of August 2011 working alongside skilled craftspeople in the paint, wood, leather, motor vehicle, engineering and business areas.The company’s apprenticeship programme was successfully launched in 2006 and provides people aged 16-24 with the opportunity to train with the Goodwood-based manufacturer of the world’s best selling super-luxury cars. The apprenticeships last for up to four years and combine on-the-job training with studying for nationally recognised qualifications. The opportunity to join the company following a successful apprenticeship is a possibility but only the best apprentices are selected. The programme has been designed in conjunction with the Learning Skills Council (LSC), South East Economic Development Agency (SEEDA) and Chichester and Northbrook colleges./wp-content/uploads/sites/2/RR-22.jpgThe apprentices join the company at an exciting time, with Rolls-Royce having announced record sales results for 2010 at the beginning of the year. Since then the company has been celebrating the Centenary of the Spirit of Ecstasy with several high-profile events and unveiled 102EX, the Phantom Experimental Electric (EE) at the Geneva International Motor Show.Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said, “We are delighted to announce the start of recruitment for this year’s apprenticeship programme. This clearly demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the development and training of young people in the UK manufacturing industry. On completion of the programme, our new apprentices will be ideally positioned to take advantage of the unique opportunities available at Rolls-Royce.”In addition, 35 young men and women were employed with the company in 2010 on industrial placements ranging in duration from six to twelve months; even more positions are likely to be available this year. The company also runs a successful graduate programme, with new positions made available each year.Potential candidates for all Rolls-Royce Motor Cars positions should apply online at: www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Three areas Urban Meyer covered in his weekly Ohio State press conference

Urban Meyer speaks at the 2016 Student Appreciation Day on April 2 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: Judy Won | For The LanternThe Ohio State football team might be creating buzz with the contributions of incoming freshmen in spring drills, but there are still multiple questions about the team that will don scarlet and gray come September.Following the morning session of spring practice on Tuesday, OSU coach Urban Meyer answered questions from the media about how the team is progressing with spring drills.Here are three takeaways from Meyer’s time at the podium.Assist from alumniMany notable players departed Columbus after last season to pursue the next level, such as wide receiver Michael Thomas, cornerback Eli Apple and offensive tackle Taylor Decker.Although these players will no longer step on the field for the Buckeyes, they are contributing in ways other than making plays.“They’re really helping our young guys,” Meyer said. “(Thomas) comes here to coach.”A big question looming over the heads of Buckeye fans is how the offensive line will handle the large transitional phase of losing three starters from last season. But spirits are high, Meyer said, especially since one of the highest-rated offensive linemen in this year’s NFL draft is mentoring the next men up.“(Decker) is here for a lot of reasons,” Meyer said. “One is to lift and train, but also to help (sophomore) Isaiah Prince and (junior) Jamarco Jones.”Jones is expected to start at left tackle this season for the Buckeyes, while Prince looks primed to be the regular right tackle.Student Appreciation Day more than just funOn Saturday, OSU hosted its annual Student Appreciation Day, in which students are invited to attend a practice held by the team and witness what it is like to suit up with the Buckeyes.Although the event is fun for the spectators and usually results in good laughs — like when players such as redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett participate in the circle drill with a female student — there is a more serious side to the event, Meyer said. “Last week was about chaos,” the coach said. “You have 3,000 students in there, loud noise the entire time, screaming and yelling.”  When the Buckeyes take the field at Ohio Stadium, there is invariably more than 100,000 fans in attendance, making it a hectic environment. But, outside of the sounds of whistles and shouting coaches, most of their spring practices are quiet.The use of the annual event to create a more distracting environment is something the coaching staff feels will better prepare the team for games where crowd noise makes relaying plays and audibles extremely difficult.“We, on purpose, try to create situations like that,” Meyer said. Linebackers look promisingOSU has gained a reputation for producing strong talents at linebacker, a trend Meyer said he feels will continue again this year. He spoke volumes about the ability of sophomore linebacker Jerome Baker. Meyer said the Buckeyes could very well use the Cleveland native like they used Darron Lee, who bolted for the NFL after starting for two seasons. The Buckeyes also lost Joshua Perry at linebacker. “Jerome Baker has the skill set,” Meyer said.Baker, a 6-foot-1 four-star recruit, was not a starter last season and saw limited action on the field, registering three tackles. But after a string of good spring showings, Meyer said the coaching staff feels he can make a large contribution for the Scarlet and Gray this year. The Buckeyes are working toward preparing the team for the upcoming spring game, which is set for 1:30 p.m. on April 16 at Ohio Stadium. read more

DeLorean driver clocked by police at 88mph insists I wasnt trying to time

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. I was fed up, like most motorists, of being a law-abiding citizen but a soft target for the traffic police.Nigel Mills Christopher Lloyd in the 1985 film Back to the FutureCredit:Everett Collection / Rex Features However the hearing at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court was thrown out on Wednesday after prosecution offered no evidence.Father-of-two Mr Mills, who was clocked near Margaretting, in Chelmsford, Essex, heading north on the A12, said that he didn’t think he was going as fast 89mph.Speaking after the hearing, he said: “I was being prosecuted for going 89mph in a DeLorean, wasn’t something special meant to happen at 88mph?”I can honestly say I wasn’t trying to time travel. It was at 11am on Sunday and the road was completely clear. “I saw the guy with the speed gun and thought I better check my speed and low and behold, the letter turns up.”Mr Mills said he only takes the two-seater out a few times a year and had taken the DeLorean out for a bit of “run around” when he was caught speeding.He decided to fight the accusation after he received his court summons the same day a group of travellers set up a camp in the car park of his company.The married man, from Brentwood, Essex said: “I was fed up, like most motorists, of being a law-abiding citizen but a soft target for the traffic police.”When I saw the travellers in the car park when I’m working on a Sunday it made me quite incensed.”I’m a guy who pays his taxes and sticks to the law, but I’m stuck at work with travellers in the car park and the police won’t touch them.”Why should I pay this speeding fine while they would get away with it? I’m pleased at the result, but I wish that the police could do a better job when it comes to real crimes against people.”Mr Mills bought the blue DeLorean at auction for £22,000 in 2004 and said the 34-year-old car is “a little rattly” with just over 13,000 miles on the clock.The DeLorean is a sports car manufactured by John DeLorean’s DeLorean Motor Company for the American market from 1981 to 1983 and features gull-wing doors.The car became widely known and iconic for its appearance and was modified as a time machine in the Back to the Future film trilogy.center_img Mr Mills is also a member of a DeLorean owners’ club and takes the car to exhibit at shows across the country once or twice a year.”Ironically I was done for speeding in the car that doesn’t get on the road much – I only drive it three or four times a year and did just 200 miles last year,” he said.”I just took it for a run around as it’s a 34-year-old car so it is a little bit nippy. It doesn’t have powered steering either so it is heavy to steer.”I’m a car fan and me and the rest of my family enjoyed the Back to the Future films.”When I’m out in it a few people recognise it, they slow down and take pictures – drivers take pictures out of their windows or try to film you and I get approached at petrol stations.”Mr Mills owns his own company, ARC Angel, who manufacture a home monitoring and alert system to assist people to live independently.A spokesman for Essex Police said: “The officer involved in this incident is currently deployed on specialist duties on a police operation.”The procedural issue here is regrettable however Essex Police wants to make it clear we do not tolerate excessive speeds or poor driving on our roads.”We take the issue of poor driving very seriously and dealt with 113 people for driving offences on the A12 in July alone.”Defending Mr Mills in court, Tim Vickers said: “There will be an application for wasted costs. I can’t see how the crown can contemplate defending that.”It is completely unfair for the defendant to go to this expense.” Christopher Lloyd in the 1985 film Back to the Future A car buff clocked by police driving his cult DeLorean motor at 88mph has insisted: “I wasn’t trying to time travel.”Nigel Mills, 55, was travelling to work in his £22,000 gull-winged sports car when he was caught by a police speed gun.A court heard how the car – made famous in film trilogy Back to the Future in which it can time travel when it hits 88mph – was clocked at a top speed of 89mph.last_img read more

Golden Dawns global aspirations

first_imgA report by the US based geopolitical private intelligence firm Stratfor, that specialises in strategy and forecasting to individuals and organisations around the world, states the politically extreme Golden Dawn party in Greece is attempting to shore up support in rich western countries like as Australia, which have large Greek communities.The analysis released after the fatal stabbing of a left wing artist by a Golden Dawn supporter and before the fatal shooting of two Golden Dawn members by persons unknown, indicates that countries unaffected by the economic crises, such as the United States and Australia, may prove less tolerant of Golden Dawn’s nationalist and anti-immigrant dogma, than Greece itself or the rest of Europe. However, the extremist party intends to target countries such as Australia, Canada, Cyprus, the United States and Germany to further its expansionist agenda. “By targeting Greeks living abroad, the group hopes to legitimize itself internationally and secure funds, supplies and votes for the 2016 legislative elections”, the report claims.Specifically to Australia, Stratfor mentions that “just a month after the party’s 2012 electoral victory Golden Dawn first targeted Melbourne, Australia- Home to roughly 400,000 Greeks and one of the largest Greek communities abroad. It began a propaganda and recruitment campaign in April 2012 through the assistance of social networks to spread their word and it now boasts some 3,000 Facebook followers in Australia even before the group has yet to establish a physical office”. The report goes on to state that “Greek Australians who opposed Golden Dawn soon began collecting signatures to pressure the Australian Ministry of Immigration and Citizenship to ban Golden Dawn members and MP’s from entering the country. Stratfor also makes reference to Golden Dawn’s largest push abroad, namely in the United States, where most of the Greek Diaspora resides and verifies the existence of an already established chapter “Golden Dawn North America” based in Astoria, New York, as well as the intent of the extremists to open additional chapters in Chicago and Connecticut.Other countries mentioned in the report are Canada, where in October 2012, Golden Dawn opened a branch in Montreal and now plans to open another in Toronto very shortly. In Germany the Greek extremist party is striking alliances with other right-wing German extremist groups, where last February, Golden Dawn also founded a cell in southern Nuremberg.According to Stratfor the extremists are also making inroads in Cyprus, where the party has struck an alliance with the right-wing sister party, the National Popular Front. However, the Strafor report does acknowledge that the countries Golden Dawn is targeting are devoid of the social unrest that draws disaffected youth to its cause and therefore Golden Dawn may never become a major international political force, but it might be able to raise just enough funds and support from abroad to keep itself afloat. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

About 1500 volunteers will be counting San Diegos homeless population

first_imgAbout 1,500 volunteers will be counting San Diego’s homeless population January 24, 2019 Updated: 7:01 AM Posted: January 24, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, center_img KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- The San Diego County Regional Task Force on the Homeless will begin its annual survey of the size of the county’s homeless population Friday.Volunteers around the county, including more than 700 county employees, will participate in the WeAllCount, the local name for the federally mandated Point-in-Time Count. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that metropolitan areas receiving federal funding to combat homelessness complete the annual count in the last week of January.This year’s survey includes a new and expanded methodology, according to the task force, which will not only count the homeless population but note their needs and priorities. Volunteers plan to conduct interviews with homeless residents on-site in addition to the traditional follow-up interviews to better gauge how best to solve the county’s homelessness issues.“The importance of understanding our need through precise and substantiated data cannot be overstated,” said San Diego Councilman and task force Vice Chair Chris Ward. “The insight gained from expanded efforts with our region’s point-in-time count will be critical in setting meaningful benchmarks and providing a true pathway off of our streets and into housing.”According to last year’s count, San Diego County had the fourth-most homeless residents in the U.S. with an official count of 8,576, trailing Seattle/King County in Washington, Los Angeles County and New York City. The survey found that roughly 5,000 members of the county’s homeless population were unsheltered, living on the street or in a car, and the other 3,500 residents were sheltered at the time of the study, living in shelters and transitional housing.County officials and homeless advocates believe the count should have been even higher due to discrepancies in the survey’s methods. Some local officials argue the population of homeless residents could have been as high as 9,200 but the true 2018 total was never discovered.Task force members and volunteers will conduct the bulk of Friday’s survey between 4 and 8 a.m., with follow-up interviews scheduled for Saturday. According to the task force, the county received roughly $20 million in funding from HUD based on data from last year’s survey. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Kygo Unveils Full Orchestra Stargazing Video New Concert Film

first_imgNews Kygo Unveils Full Orchestra “Stargazing” Video, New Concert Film Email Facebook Watch the Norwegian producer perform alongside Justin Jesso and a full orchestraBrian HaackGRAMMYs Dec 6, 2017 – 4:54 pm Norwegian electronic producer Kygo gives his classical roots the spotlight in a new video for the orchestral version of his hit single “Stargazing” from his upcoming Live At The Hollywood Bowl concert film.Recorded in collaboration with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and vocalist Justin Jesso (who lent his vocals to the original studio version of the track), the video showcases a stripped-down arrangement of the song that puts the swelling strings and melodic piano lead at the forefront, building to a massive crescendo as the lights rise up to reveal the full cast of musicians sharing the stage.The stunning video is a preview of the new concert film that chronicles the “Stole The Show” producer’s impressive one-night stand at the historic L.A. venue alongside a who’s who of special guests, including Conrad Sewell, G-Eazy, James Hersey, Kodaline, Labrinth, Parson James, Seal, and more.Kygo’s Live At The Hollywood Bowl is set for release on Dec. 12.’We Are Modeselektor’ Documentary Now Free To Stream Watch: Kygo’s New Ethereal “Stargazing” Video kygo-unveils-full-orchestra-stargazing-video-new-concert-film Twitter last_img read more

Job mela by APSSDC today in Ongole

first_imgOngole: The Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) in association with the District Employment Office is organising a job mela for the Flipkart in Ongole on July 22. Shaik Meeravali, Prakasam district manager of APSSDC said that arrangements are being made to conduct a recruitment drive for Flipkart at the District Employment Office in Ongole from 9:30 am on July 22. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us He asked the candidates above 18 years of age, with educational qualifications of Class X, Intermediate, ITI and Degree to register for the job mela by visiting the website www.apssdc.in and clicking the Student Registration tab to participate in the job mela. He added that the candidate must have a two-wheeler, valid license and a smartphone to work for Flipkart as the delivery boy. He said that the successfully selected candidates will get a salary of Rs 14,000 depending on the work and qualification. He asked the candidates to bring six photocopy sets of aadhaar card, biodata, and admission card downloaded from the website. The candidates are asked to call the placement officer Basha at 8125215216 for more information on the recruitment drive.last_img read more

Hasina to start polls campaign from Tungipara Wednesday

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh HasinaAwami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina will kick off her party’s election campaign from Gopalganj on Wednesday.She will first pay homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his mausoleum at Tungipara in Gopalganj.Sheikh Hasina will place wreath at the grave of Bangabandhu and joined a munajat and offering of fateha.She will leave Dhaka at 8:00am for Gopalganj by road from her official residence Ganobhaban.Hasina will address a public rally at Sheikh Lutfar Rahman Government Degree College ground at Kotalipara in the afternoon.On her way back to Dhaka, Sheikh Hasina will address a rally at Bhanga circle in Faridpur, Faridpur circle, Rajbari road circle, Manikganj bus stand, Rabeya Medical College and Hospital premises in Dhamrai and Savar bus stand, AL joint secretary Abdur Rahman told a press conference today.last_img read more