Feeling handy? Check out these video tutorials for do-it-yourself filmmaking equipment.Filmmaking gear can add up – but with these video tutorials you can create awesome DIY filmmaking equipment at a fraction of the price of their commercial counterparts. With the right tools and a little bit of patience you can achieve great results without a hefty price-tag.DIY Dual Shoulder MountA dual shoulder mount helps to keep your camera level, instead of leaning to the side when focusing. In this video tutorial by FilmRiot we take a look at how to build a dual shoulder mount with adjustable weights.The Cost: $25DIY Camera SliderA camera slider can add tons of impact to your shots…and with this DIY filmmaking project it can also can be created at a very low cost.The Cost: $8DIY Boom PoleCheap boom poles are notoriously bad for film production. Nothing screams amateur more than using a gaff tape broom pole instead of the real thing. But thankfully with this tutorial by FrugalFilmmaker we can make a professional quality boom pole using just a few items from the hardware store.The Cost: $27DIY Track DollyIf used correctly, a track dolly is by far one of the most useful tools you can have on set. Unfortunately, they can be prohibitively expensive.There are a slew of videos on the Internet about how to make a track dolly but this one by Zoltan seems to be very extensive while remaining inexpensive.The Cost: $80DIY Camera Jib/CraneCamera cranes and jibs are used to get overhead, sweeping shots. They can really take your production to new heights, pardon the pun! In this tutorial by FilmRiot we take a look at how to build an effective camera crane on a cheap budget.The Cost: $150Do you know of any better DIY filmmaking tools. Please share in the comments below!
India’s Amit Kumar Saroha narrowly missed the Bronze medal in the club throw F51 event at the Rio Paralympic Games here on Friday.Saroha, an Arjuna awardee, finished fourth with a throw of 26.63 metres in his six attempts in the final at the Olympic stadium. (Also read: India miss certain medal at Rio Paralympics after coach misses roll call for Javelin thrower)Serbia’s Zeljko Dimitrijevic clinched the Gold with a world record throw of 29.96m. His countryman Milos Mitic bagged the Silver with a throw of 26.84m while Slovakia’s Marian Kureja threw 26.82m to settle for the Bronze medal.India’s other participant in the category, Dharambir Nain, finished a distant ninth with a throw of 21.39m. (Also read: Rio Paralympics: Devendra Jhajharia breaks own world record, wins Gold in javelin throw)The club throw is an athletic event where the purpose is to throw a wooden club. It is the Paralympic equivalent of the hammer throw.
Nico Rosberg lost a race and won a Formula One world championship on Sunday and a weight of history slipped from his shoulders as the tears flowed and a night of partying stretched out before him.From their days together as teenage karting team mates to mature Mercedes rivals, Britain’s Lewis Hamilton has been the implacable rival against whom the German has measured himself and come short. (Also read: Tonight’s going to be absolutely nuts, says Nico Rosberg after maiden F1 title)For two years running he had fought the champion for the title and failed, with some suggesting 2016 could be a last throw of the dice.”It feels like I’ve been racing him forever and always he’s just managed to edge me out and get the title even when we were small in go-karts,” Rosberg told reporters in a news conference punctuated by emotional pauses.”He’s just an amazing driver and of course one of the best in history so it’s unbelievably special to beat him because the level is so high and that makes this even more…so much more satisfying for me.”And I took the World Championship away from him which is a phenomenal feeling.” (Also read: Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg wins maiden Formula One title)Rosberg has been at Mercedes since 2010, first as team mate to compatriot and seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher and then, from 2013, Hamilton.While he finished above Schumacher in their three seasons together, there were some who suggested that was more a reflection on the older German’s waning powers.advertisementHamilton then scored more points than him in every season, including taking the championship in 2014 and 2015, but Rosberg never gave up or lost faith in his own abilities.The turning point, as he explained on Sunday in a floodlit Abu Dhabi paddock, came in Texas last October on the day Hamilton clinched his third title and tossed a cap in his team mate’s direction post-race.Rosberg, who had gifted Hamilton victory with a late error, petulantly flung it back.”Austin was a horrible experience for me and I really spent two days just on my own thinking and I said I didn’t ever want to experience that again,” he confessed.”And then I went and won the next seven races on the trot, so for sure it was a big moment for me and one of the key moments for being here today.”Rosberg ends the season with nine wins to Hamilton’s 10, and with the Briton also ahead on pole positions, but it is the points that matter. In the end, after 21 races, he scored five more.Hamilton’s fans will say the German has been blessed with far better reliability but Rosberg has also displayed a remarkable calm and consistency.”Everybody does his own way; for me that feels best and I’ve really learned to focus hard. It takes a lot of sacrifice also to stay so focused during a whole year. For sure that helped,” he said.Now, for the first time in months, he could relax.”I’m sure it’s going to be pretty crazy now for the next few days but I look forward to all that, it’s going to be special. Tonight is going to go absolutely nuts, I mean tonight is going to be insane,” he said.
LAWRENCE, KS – NOVEMBER 04: Memorial Stadium sits empty before the game between the Baylor Bears and the Kansas Jayhawks on November 4, 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images)With the news that Kansas will terminate head coach David Beaty at the end of the season comes plenty of speculation as to who will replace him.Kansas has been a Big 12 cellar dweller for a decade and has not had a winning season since 2008.But CBS Sports analyst Dennis Dodd believes that Kansas have a few good candidates available.Dodd believes that former LSU head coach Les Miles is the No. 1 candidate for the job. Ranked No. 2 is N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren.Signs pointing to Les Miles being the top candidate at Kansas. Candidates. https://t.co/RE0prY4tOb— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) November 5, 2018Citing the strong relationship with Kansas AD Jeff Long, Dodd suggested that Miles would be an ideal candidate for the job.Miles has been out of work since being fired in the middle of the 2016 LSU season.Doeren is a former Kansas assistant under prior head coach Mark Mangino. He was recently a candidate for the Tennessee job but ultimately remained with the Wolfpack in the ACC.Since taking over the job in 2013, Doeren has coached NC State to four bowl games, winning three and finishing the 2017 season ranked No. 23.
BREAKING: #UGA lands the No. 3 player in South Carolina, safety Bralyn OliverMore: https://t.co/yVUzpAn6JrBio: https://t.co/D5SslONT59 pic.twitter.com/dn3R7fVKW4— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) August 22, 2019With Bralyn Oliver’s commitment, the Bulldogs are now the 10th team in the SEC to have at least one committed recruit in the Class of 2021. Georgia is also one of only 35 teams in FBS to have a recruit at this stage.One of the main reasons Georgia has re-emerged as one of the elite college football programs has been its strong recruiting.Their SEC rivals have a significant edge on them in 2021 so far, but it’s good that they have the ball rolling. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Georgia Bulldogs fans reacts during the first half of the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Texas Longhorns at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)The Georgia Bulldogs haven’t even finalized their 2020 recruiting class but they’re already well underway in the classes beyond. Today their efforts paid off as they landed their first recruit in the Class of 2021, three-star safety Bralyn Oliver.According to Radi Nabulsi of Rivals, the player made his decision today. He was also weighing offers from Tennessee, Duke, Louisville, and West Virginia.247Sports rates him as the No. 544 overall prospect in the Class of 2021. He is the No. 27 safety in the nation, and the No. 6 recruit from the state of South Carolina.As a sophomore at Belton-Honea Path, Oliver contributed on offense, defense and special teams. He recorded 15 receptions for 451 yards and six touchdowns on offense. Defensively, he had 31 tackles, one interception, five passes defended, and a forced fumble. In the return game, he had 11 kickoff returns for 211 yards.
seanergy, March 19, 2014 zoom Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp., an international provider of dry bulk marine transportation services, has completed its financial restructuring and is now ready to pursue growth more aggressively.The company has sold its four remaining bulk carriers to a nominee of the lender in full satisfaction of the underlying loan. In exchange for the sale, approximately $146 million of outstanding debt and accrued interest were discharged and the company’s guarantee has been fully released.The gain from this transaction is expected to be approximately $85 million, which will be reflected in the first quarter of 2014. Stamatis Tsantanis, the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated: “Through the successful completion of our financial restructuring plan, the company has managed to extinguish $346 million of debt since 2012. We are now in a position to evaluate a number of strategic opportunities for the company. Having achieved this important milestone, we are now focused on pursuing growth through accretive transactions.”After giving effect to the transaction, the company has no outstanding indebtedness.
CALGARY – With just over a week remaining until the May 31 deadline set for abandoning its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, no suitors have publicly emerged to step into builder Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.’s shoes.Analysts and observers say they remain perplexed by Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s comment last week that “plenty of investors would be interested in taking on this project,” after the federal government said it would offer an “indemnity” or insurance to guarantee it is built.Kinder Morgan said Monday it has nothing to add to last week’s statement from CEO Steve Kean in which he repeated the May 31 deadline and said that discussions are ongoing but “we are not yet in alignment.”It’s difficult to guess who might take Kinder Morgan’s place without knowing what guarantees or deals are being offered by the federal government and possibly the province of Alberta, said Samir Kayande, a director with RS Energy Group in Calgary.He pointed out that the richer the deal, the longer the list of potential replacements for Kinder Morgan, which could include pension or private equity funds.“There is still time to get something done around a guarantee of some sort that will satisfy Kinder Morgan,” he said in an interview on Monday.“It really depends on the scope of the federal and provincial guarantees that are going to be offered. The governments are in kind of a tough spot here because if anyone does step in, it’s going to take them months or longer, potentially, to ramp up the whole effort.”The federal government has said its indemnity and suggestion of the entry of a third party gives it an advantage as it negotiates with Kinder Morgan but Dennis McConaghy, a former TransCanada Corp. executive and industry analyst, said he disagrees.He said it would be a “political disaster” for both Morneau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley if the pipeline in-service date is delayed beyond 2020 because both governments have staked their reputations on it being built.“I’ve been very skeptical about the advent of third parties,” said McConaghy. “This deal has to get done with Kinder if the focus is to get the pipeline in service by 2020.“This project is essentially an expansion and a debottlenecking of an existing pipeline so it’s very difficult to build the project without selling the original Trans Mountain asset, which is of course a very complicated prospect.”He said the cost and delays involved in bringing in a third party makes it clear that the federal government’s best bet is to reach an agreement with Kinder Morgan.Meanwhile, finance officials had no new details to report in an email received Monday.Trans Mountain has been operating since the 1950s, carrying as much as 300,000 barrels a day of oil and refined fuels from Edmonton to the Vancouver area, where it connects with a line carrying crude to refineries in Washington state.The planned tripling to 890,000 barrels a day could give Canada access to alternative markets as booming production from U.S. shale plays reduces Canada’s biggest customer’s need to import northern oil.B.C. is fighting the pipeline in the federal Court of Appeal and in B.C. Supreme Court. It has also referred to the B.C. Court of Appeal its own proposed legislation to cap oil shipments across the province.Enbridge Inc., North America’s biggest crude pipelines operator, has denied it is negotiating to take over the Trans Mountain expansion project. Rival pipeline company TransCanada Corp. didn’t respond to a request for comment on Monday.Oilsands producer Cenovus Energy Inc., a company hit hard by oil price discounts in the first quarter and a committed shipper on the project, refused comment when asked if it is interested in buying a stake in the project.Kinder Morgan says it has already spent $1.1 billion of estimated $7.4 billion price of the project.Follow @HealingSlowly on TwitterCompanies mentioned in this story: (TSX:KML, TSX:ENB, TSX:TRP)
Six stories in the news for Tuesday, May 30———TRUDEAU CONTINUES OFFICIAL VISIT TO ITALY TODAYPrime Minister Justin Trudeau will continue his official visit to Italy today, where he will meet Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and deliver an address to parliamentarians. Trudeau is promoting cultural and economic ties between the two countries, including the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union. Trudeau met with Pope Francis on Monday, and says he asked the pontiff to apologize for the role the Catholic Church played in the tragedy of residential schools.———HEARINGS OF MISSING INDIGENOUS WOMEN INQUIRY START TODAYThe first family hearings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls begin today in Whitehorse. Forty families are registered to testify before the commissioners in both public and private hearings between today and Thursday. Commissioners will be examining and reporting on the causes of violence against indigenous women and girls by scrutinizing practices, policies and institutions, including policing and child welfare.———MINISTER SAYS FIGHTING FAMINE STARVES TERRORISMCanada’s international development minister says famine-ravaged countries in Africa and the Middle East will breed terrorism if the world can’t help feed their people and give them hope. Marie-Claude Bibeau says Canadians may want to do the compassionate thing and help ease the suffering of 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia. The government has launched a matching fund for famine relief in those four countries. It will match donations made to registered charities over the period of March 17 to June 30.———B.C. NEW DEMOCRATS TO VOTE ON DEAL WITH GREENSThe B.C. New Democrats are scheduled to vote today on a deal the party made with the Greens to pave the way for the formation of a new minority government. A Green party team has been negotiating with the NDP and Christy Clark’s Liberals since the May 9 election didn’t produce a clear winner. Premier Christy Clark has signalled she isn’t ready to immediately release her grip on power. She has promised to say more today after consulting her caucus.———NOVA SCOTIANS HEADING TO THE POLLS TODAYAfter a 30-day campaign, Nova Scotians will head to the polls today to elect the province’s next government. The major-party leaders fanned out across the province on Monday trying to sway undecided voters in the final hours before the provincial election. The NDP and Progressive Conservatives were once again focused on health care, with both parties challenging Premier Stephen McNeil’s track record.———CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN NURSE MANSLAUGHTER TRIALClosing arguments are expected to begin today in the manslaughter trial of an Ontario nurse who took a woman off life support without a doctor’s order. Joanna Flynn is also charged with criminal negligence causing death in connection with the events of March 2, 2014. Flynn was working in the intensive care unit of Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland, Ont., that night and acted as Deanna Leblanc’s primary care nurse.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Statistics Canada releases the balance of international payments for the first quarter and the industrial product and raw materials prices indexes for April.— The Parliamentary Budget Officer posts a new report entitled “Following the Dollar – Tracking Budget 2016 Spending and tax Measures.”— Alberta Children’s Services Minister Danielle Larivee tables new child protection act in the legislature.— Three-week trial scheduled to begin for former RCMP inspector Tim Shields, who faces one count of sexual assault.— Scotiabank, Laurentian Bank among companies reporting second-quarter earnings.— Prince Harry attends the London launch of the U.K. team selected for the 2017 Invictus Games, which will take place in Toronto.
“I am myself a victim of terrorism and violent extremism,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh said, recalling that on 15 August 1975, her father, mother, three brothers and other close relatives were brutally assassinated. “I was subject to terrorist attacks 19 times,” she continued. “My Government, therefore, maintains a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy to all forms of terrorism, violent extremism, and radicalization.”She insisted that her country is steadfast in tackling the extremists and anti-liberation forces who “continue to remain active in destroying the democratic, progressive and secular ethos” of Bangladesh.“Second, climate change poses formidable developmental challenge,” the Prime Minister stressed. “We would not be able to sustain our development endeavours if climate change cannot be effectively dealt with.”She noted that the new 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, adopted by the Member States of the UN last Friday, makes it clear that all actions need to be underpinned by the strong commitment to protect and preserve the planet and biodiversity.“Bangladesh has taken lead in building regional cooperation processes,” she explained. “We have also taken initiatives to develop infrastructures to enhance trade and people-to-people contacts among Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal.”Sheikh Hasina also announced the decision to lead the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2016, with migration having been recognized as a key enabler of development in the 2030 Agenda. She further highlighted that Bangladesh is proud to be associated with UN peacekeeping and peacebuilding as a “leading troop contributor,” with its presence in 54 peacekeeping missions in 40 countries so far, and with the highest number of female police in UN peacekeeping missions.“Bangladesh is widely recognized today as a role model for the developing world,” she underlined, noting that during the last six years, the country’s average gross domestic product (GDP) growth remained about 6.2 per cent despite global recession.She informed world leaders that Bangladesh now offers stipends to 13.4 million students from poor families and free education for girls up to higher secondary level. The Government also distributed over 334 million free text books throughout the country.“Our lead role in the UN in promoting the rights and well-being of persons affected by Autism and other neuro-developmental disabilities emanate from our efforts to build an inclusive society,” she added.Finally, the Prime Minister recalled that her country recently settled the maritime and the land boundary demarcation and related issues with its neighbours, India and Myanmar.“We exchanged 162 enclaves whereby more than 50,000 ‘stateless’ enclave residents have got their much cherished citizenship’,” she said, adding that by doing so with India, a unique precedent has been set for the rest of the world.
Brock’s campus will go dark for an hour on Saturday, March 25 in order to shed light on the importance of energy conservation and environmental sustainability.The University will mark the 11th annual Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. with several energy-saving initiatives on campus.The worldwide event encourages people to reduce their energy usage, beginning with an hourlong blackout. It’s meant to raise awareness of the environmental impact of energy consumption and to promote conservation.Brock has been working for several years to reduce its environmental footprint and to educate students about being environmentally aware.To mark Earth Hour, the lights illuminating the Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock statue, as well as the main campus entrance sign, will be turned off, and lighting will be reduced in parking lots T, U and V.The Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex and the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts will be turning off all non-emergency lighting, where safe to do so.While staff, faculty and students are encouraged to participate in Earth Hour by switching off all unnecessary lighting within their areas, they are asked to do so only when it is safe and are reminded not to use candles.Facilities Management continues to examine and implement new initiatives for the ongoing conservation of energy, while recognizing personal safety.Anyone with questions or suggestions regarding the initiative is asked to contact Customer Service Co-ordinator Joanne Phelan at ext. 3717, ext. 3905 or email@example.com, or to contact Electrical Services Manager Dave Corbett at ext. 6201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.(Story by fourth-year Business Communication student Jennifer Nicholson)
Flexco has added the CoreTechTM line of rollers to its wide range of products designed to maximise belt conveyor productivity. The next generation of troughing and return rollers are made of lightweight, high strength, corrosion- and abrasion-resistant composite materials.Designed to overcome common issues with belt conveyor rollers, CoreTech rollers are durable enough to tackle a variety of environments, feature lightweight construction, require less energy, and emit less noise than steel counterparts. The rollers provide the same CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association) ratings as steel rollers with no loss of functional performance, while providing a longer service life and superior wear when compared to steel.Not only is the material durable enough to resist abrasion and friction on the surface of the roller, the field-proven seal design offers unmatched corrosion resistance and bearing protection on the inside of the roller. The centrifugal seal also prevents trapped material from damaging the end disk, which can result in premature roller failure.Despite the heavy-duty construction and solid performance, CoreTech rollers are 40-50% lighter than steel. In most cases, a CoreTech roller requires only one person to lift, carry, and place, requiring less manpower and increasing productivity, while adhering to one-person lifting limits.With low breakaway mass, the rollers also require less energy or torque to start rotation. This, plus a low running friction, decreases power consumption and can contribute to lower electric bills. CoreTech rollers also create far less noise than steel rollers. The notable difference can make an impact on worker safety and save an operation from costly fines associated with noise pollution.
Apple may have big plans for its Magic Mouse if it acts on the technology included in a recent patent application. The Magic Mouse connects to a Mac via Bluetooth and is marketed as the world’s first multi-touch mouse featuring the same multi-touch technology as used on the iPhone. The mouse’s design also allows it to act as if it has one button or two.While the specs of the current Magic Mouse are impressive enough, Apple may be hoping to kick up the next generation of the Magic Mouse a notch through the inclusion of a display. Such a display could not only show text and even video, but the patent also talks about introducing a touchscreen which would give users the ability to access a numeric keypad or other types of virtual buttons to expand the type of input the mouse is capable of.Any type of touchscreen technology could be used including resistive, capacitive, and other sensing technologies. The touchscreen could also be introduced in conjunction with collimated glass whose transparent qualities would allow any image beneath the mouse to be displayed on the mouse’s surface.Covering all of its bases, Apple doesn’t just limit this technology to the Magic Mouse, but opens the door for it to be implemented into other gadgets including the iPhone, iPod touch, a MacBook trackpad or other stand alone devices. Apple categorizes this use of the technology under what they call a “Graphics Pad.”Read more at Patently Apple
Share10 Tweet Email3 By Ryan Bailey Wednesday 14 Jun 2017, 2:45 PM With defence coach Andy Farrell away with the Lions, Schmidt drafted O’Gara into his coaching team for the first two weeks of the summer tour, concluding with that game in New Jersey, before Leinster’s Girvan Dempsey and Munster attack coach Felix Jones take over for different stages of the Japanese leg.And before meeting up with the squad, O’Gara admitted he didn’t know what to expect of Schmidt.“I’d heard a lot from previous players about detail and getting his message across,” he continued. “The biggest thing that struck me was his energy, his enthusiasm, he’s just unrelenting, you know?“I think obviously too he has a young squad who are just mad keen to learn and so happy to be where they are, it’s completely different from a club set-up, like at Racing where we’ve a fair few fellas over 30. O’Gara shares a joke with Schmidt during camp at Carton House. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO“In Ireland they were all young and inexperienced, mustard-keen. Joe just has everything prepped, everything organised, ‘this is how we’re going to play’, ‘this is how you need to do it in this situation’ and the message is so simple. It’s so simple, it all adds up, what he wants to do.”It was an environment O’Gara would have relished as a player. 29,288 Views RONAN O’GARA’S RETIREMENT towards the end of the 2013 season came hand-in-hand with Joe Schmidt’s arrival as Ireland head coach, so the former out-half had left the set up by the time the Kiwi tactician took the reins. O’Gara with the squad ahead of last weekend’s game against USA. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOOver the last four years, O’Gara, like the rest of us, has watched Schmidt mastermind back-to-back Six Nations wins from outside the bubble. We like to think we know what goes on in that environment and how Schmidt governs it but the truth is that you have to be inside those four walls to truly appreciate it.O’Gara had also heard first hand from former team-mates of Schmidt’s methods, and his unflinching and meticulous work ethic, but it wasn’t until he spent two weeks in the thick of a national camp that he fully realised what they were talking about.“It was brilliant, a week in Carton House and a week in the States,” he says of his time with Ireland before last week’s Test match against USA. “I just wanted to see what this whole talk about Joe was in terms of everyone seems to have an opinion on him. I think it’s important you see him for an extended enough period of time and make a judgement on it then so it was fascinating.” https://the42.ie/3443576 ‘I just wanted to see what this whole talk about Joe was. It was fascinating’ Ronan O’Gara was left hugely impressed by Joe Schmidt and his players following a recent coaching stint with the national team. 13 Comments Follow us: the42.ie Jun 14th 2017, 2:45 PM The 40-year-old added: “The biggest thing was three or four times every meeting, he says ‘you all have the licence to play’. That was really encouraging because I was fearful that these guys were going to turn into robots because everything has to be prescribed.“It was great that the video was stopped and it was ‘if there’s kick-space here you take it, Joey’, ‘if there’s kick-space here you take it’, ‘if it’s on to go, you take it’, ‘if you don’t execute right that’s a different story. If the idea is right I’ll back you’.“They have I think the best of both worlds. They can play what is front of them but they also have their map as he calls it.”– Ronan O’Gara was speaking today at the launch of the SoftCo Foundation at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club. First published 14.18, 14 June.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Naoupu and Baxter among exciting Ireland 7s squad chasing World Cup qualification‘I got the letter under my door to say I was starting but then I was told I wasn’t in the 23′ Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
The archaeologist leading the dig at the much-discussed ancient tomb of Amphipolis in Serres, northern Greece, laid to rest speculation that it may contain the remains of Alexander the Great.“I hope that by Christmas, if not earlier, we will have some news,” Katerina Peristeri told Melbourne-based Greek community newspaper Neos Kosmos.She added that the majestic tomb on Kasta Hill cannot possibly contain the remains of the great Macedonian general (325-300 BC), as it dates to after his death, in the latter quarter of the 4th century BC.“We don’t know what else is in there, but such a monument has never been discovered before on a global scale,” Peristeri said. “We are making new astonishing and stirring discoveries every day,” she said as archaeologists explore two large chambers and clear the way for entry into a third.Source: Ekathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Climat : la Nasa surveille l’HimalayaNépal – La Nasa a lancé mardi à Katmandou un nouveau système qui permettra, grâce à des images satellites, de surveiller l’impact du changement climatique sur les montagnes de l’Himalaya.Baptisé SERVIR, ce système a été lancé en partenariat avec le Centre international pour la mise en valeur intégrée des montagnes (Icimod) de Katmandou, la capitale du Népal. Dans un communiqué, l’agence spatiale américaine souligne qu’il permettra de faire face aux menaces qui pèsent sur la biodiversité dans la région, en prévoyant les risques d’inondations, les feux de forêts et les tempêtes.À lire aussiBras robotique, astéroïdes et réchauffement climatique, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 26 juillet”L’ensemble de la région de l’Himalaya est comme un trou noir pour les scientifiques et nous espérons utiliser ce système pour combler le vide de données”, a expliqué Basanta Shrestha, un responsable d’ICIMOD. Les climatologues disposent de très peu de données sur l’impact du changement climatique dans cette chaîne qui abrite les plus hautes montagnes du monde.Alors que 1,3 milliard de personnes dépendent de l’eau des glaciers himalayens, ces derniers fondent à un rythme alarmant. Les experts craignent que cette fonte n’engendre de graves inondations, avant que ne se produisent des phénomènes de sécheresse.Le 9 octobre 2010 à 15:09 • Emmanuel Perrin
Déforestation : des herbicides répandus sur la forêt amazonienneUne immense zone de la forêt amazonienne a été récemment détruite par une nouvelle technique de déboisement illégal. 178 hectares ont été dévastés par des herbicides répandus par avion sur la forêt. Grâce au système de détection par satellite DETER (détection de la déforestation en temps réel), l’Institut brésilien de l’environnement et des ressources naturelles (Ibama) a repéré dans la forêt amazonienne une zone de 178 hectares dévastée par des herbicides répandus par avion, rapporte le journal Folha de Sao Paulo. En survolant cette zone, située au sud de la ville de Canutama, dans l’Etat d’Amazonas, l’Ibama a découvert des arbres blanchâtres et dépourvus de feuilles. Cette technique de déforestation clandestine est assez récente, souligne le chef de la division de contrôle et de surveillance de l’Ibama, Jefferson Lobato. “Les “bûcherons” ont changé de stratégie. L’utilisation d’herbicides leur permet de déboiser en peu de temps des surfaces plus importantes. Ainsi, ils n’ont plus besoin de mobiliser des équipes entières et peuvent déjouer notre surveillance” explique-t-il. Les agrotoxiques tuent très rapidement les arbres, en plus de contaminer le sol et les nappes phréatiques, et donc les animaux comme les hommes.Alors que L’Ibama n’avait jusqu’alors repéré que deux cas de déforestation chimique, en 1999 dans l’Etat d’Amazonas, puis en 2008 dans l’Etat voisin de Rondônia, il a découvert et saisi la semaine dernière près de quatre tonnes d’agrotoxiques “cachées au milieu de la forêt”. Parmi ces herbicides, les équipes de l’Institut ont trouvé du 2,4 D (acide 2,4-dichlorophénoxyacétique), l’un des constituants de l’Agent orange, qui crée par la multinationale Monsanto, avait été utilisé pendant la guerre du Vietnam pour empêcher les Vietnamiens de se cacher, et pour détruire leurs récoltes. Entre 1961 et 1971, des millions de Vietnamiens ont été exposés à cet herbicide, et des centaines de milliers de personnes en sont mortes.Le 11 juillet 2011 à 09:14 • Maxime Lambert
Ahead of their game at Cardiff on Tuesday, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has urged his side to put Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat to Wolves behind them.Tottenham were in a fantastic run of six wins from seven games in all competitions, before last weekend’s shocking loss to Wolves.The North London club was just six points behind Liverpool and football pundits and fans raised talks of a potential title challenge this season.Last weekend’s setback now has them in third place in the league table and nine points behind leaders Liverpool.Spurs will travel to South Wales on New Year’s Day to face a resurgent Cardiff City side that has now won five of their last 12 Premier League game after their first away win of the campaign at Leicester on Saturday.“It’s going to be tough, Cardiff is a tough team to play against,” Pochettino told the club’s website.Trippier and Pochettino try to clear up a war of words George Patchias – September 13, 2019 The apparent war of words between Kieran Trippier and Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be nothing more than a misunderstanding.Trippier was sold by Tottenham…“We need to move on (after Wolves) and try to be ready to compete because we’re going to need big energy to play. We need to be prepared for a big battle and we’re looking forward to it.“We’re not going to change because of a defeat. Of course, if you win it’s easier but we lost and now we keep going the plan that we designed and stick with it.“That’s football – we need to accept the defeat and move on.”
Meredith Corp.’s Des Moines, Iowa headquarters.Meredith Corp.’s ongoing integration of Time Inc. has nearly doubled revenues for its national media business, but drastically thinned its profit margins, according to a quarterly earnings report issued Thursday morning—the first since completing a $2.8 billion acquisition of its former competitor.Revenues for the company’s National Media Group—which essentially comprises its magazine and digital media business—jumped to $479.3 million for the three months ending March 31, a 69 percent increase over the same period a year ago. Operating profit, however, tumbled to just $9 million, down from $41.3 million for the same period in 2017.“Our legacy Meredith businesses are performing in-line with our stated expectations, and we are aggressively focused on successfully integrating the acquired Time Inc. properties; strengthening our leading national and local media brands; executing our planned asset divestitures; and delivering on our synergy targets,” said Stephen Lacy, who transitioned from CEO to executive chairman in January, in a statement.To alleviate the burden of the massive acquisition, the company’s strategy remains unchanged from prior statements; selling off “non-core” properties like Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Money, and a 60-percent stake in ad-tech subsidiary Viant; improving advertising and circulation performance of the remaining Time Inc. titles “to at least industry norms;” and investing further in native advertising, video production, shopper marketing, programmatic advertising, and social media.“We are aggressively integrating the acquisition and forging a path for the ‘New Meredith’ in the marketplace,” added president and CEO Tom Harty. “Most notably, we have named publishers for all legacy Time Inc. premium-content brands.” The company says it expects advertising performance to begin to see “meaningful improvement” beginning in its 2019 fiscal year—which, for Meredith Corp., will begin on July 1—and that it still envisions up to $500 million in cost-saving synergies within the next two years, primarily by reducing headcount. Meredith announced in March that it intends to lay off about 1,200 employees by year’s end, on top of the 600 who will be let go with the shuttering of Time Inc.’s Tampa, Florida customer service facility.The company says it expects National Media Group revenues to climb as high as $600 million for its next fiscal quarter.Meredith’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.545 per share, keeping alive a 71-year streak of paying out regular quarterly dividends to shareholders.