LATEST STORIES MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced After going up 1-1 in the quarterfinals of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference, the Angels found a way to resolve some issues as they prepare to snag one of the last two semifinals spot.Captain Paneng Mercado said everything’s fine with the Angels after their four-set loss to Pocari Sweat-Air Force where things got heated between the local players and Ukrainian imports Anastasiia Trach and Olena Lymareva-Flink.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“There were just some miscommunication but everything’s been resolved,” said Mercado in Filipino on Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.READ: Mercado helps cool off heated tension between PetroGazz locals , imports Davao Occidental, Zamboanga trip foes in MPBL Datu Cup All’s well has ended well for PetroGazz.ADVERTISEMENT The Angels, who are at the third spot of the quarterfinals standings after their 25-15, 25-17, 25-21, victory over winless Tacloban, will need to pick up the slack if they want to crack the semifinals.Pocari-Air Force is atop the standings with a 2-0 card and its imperative for the Angels to win their remaining games to remain in contention for the last two semifinals spot.Creamline and PayMaya finished with 6-1 and 5-2 records, respectively, after the preliminaries and have earned outright byes for the penultimate round.Mercado added the light mood the team is in is what PetroGazz needs in the quarterfinals.“We have great teamwork when we’re like this, there’s also the motivation so I hope this stays until the end,” said Mercado.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
Villagers residing in the Amerindian community of Santa Rosa, Region One (Barima-Waini), on Friday last held a peaceful picketing exercise outside the Village Council’s office calling for the removal of the Toshao.According to the protesters, their aim was to bring attention to the rising concerns regarding the conduct adopted by the community’s indigenous leader.Village Toshao Whanita Phillips is being scrutinised for her alleged improper and unprofessional behaviour towards village Councillors as well as residents. One resident on the picket line said that the Toshao’s behaviour has forced residents to protest for her immediate removal.According to a concerned resident, Phillips, who took office some nine months ago, adopted an autocratic leadership style, which includes all decision-making being undertaken by herself without consulting her batch of Councillors. According to a Councillor, the matter was reported to “high authorities” and the matter was addressed but after a short while, the resurgence of the autocratic behaviour reemerged.“Miss Whanita Phillips took office for nine months, firstly she started to show her bias, improper and unprofessional conduct towards several Village Councillors and other villagers, she was corrected on several occasions by persons in authority about the behaviour but instead it get worst,” a Councillor told this publication.Meanwhile, several Councillors told this publication that their leader is abusing her authority since the police are often called to lock-up anyone who tries to speak up about the issues affecting the village.The Councillors also alleged that on several occasions, villagers, as well as Councillors, were thrown out of the meetings due to any disagreement in relation to their leader’s finalised decision.Frustrated Councillors believe that such behaviour will hinder development within the Amerindian settlement since numerous concerns raised by residents are not being addressed.The Councillors said that they are hoping that the National Toshaos Council will intervene to bring a quick solution to the impasse or have the leader removed.“If she sit there in office for three years, we will suffer, our generation will suffer due to her bias behaviour. We need her immediate removal from office because she is not fit to be a leader,” another Councillor added.Efforts to contact Phillips and the National Toshaos Council for a comment on the matter proved futile.
Fulham have again been linked with Birmingham City keeper Jack Butland, this time by the Daily Mirror.However, it is claimed that the England international, 19, is hoping to join Liverpool if they sell Pepe Reina, who has been linked with Arsenal.Jonas Olsson is desperate for a move to London, according to The Sun.The West Brom defender is one of a host of players QPR have enquired about – and they are reported to have made a £5m bid.Arsenal are also said to be monitoring Olsson, who signed a new four-year contract at The Hawthorns in October.A source is quoted as saying: “Jonas loves it at West Brom but there are personal reasons why he wants to go to London.“It is about his family. But it has been a hard decision as West Brom have been great for him.”Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest apparently want to sign Robert Green from QPR.The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail report that Forest have targeted him after deciding to dispense with former R’s goalkeeper Lee Camp.John Terry is targeting next week’s home game against Arsenal for his long-awaited return to first-team action, The Sun report.Terry is due to feature in an Under-21 game match today – two months after the Chelsea skipper suffered a knee injury against Liverpool.He apparently will not be considered for Saturday’s trip to Stoke, but could feature in the derby against the Gunners.The Mirror say former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign Blues star Ashley Cole for Paris St-Germain – or for Real Madrid he ends up taking over at the Bernabeu.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
A critical identification plate on the Boeing 777 flaperon washed up on the Reunion Island that would tie it to MH370 is missing because of the effect of sea water on the adhesive that bonds it to the structure.According to a former crash investigator the metal ID plate has almost certainly come away because of the “exposure to sea water.”So what should have been a simple ID exercise now becomes a time consuming forensic investigation.World’s Safest AirlinesWorld’s Top Ten AirlinesWorld’s Scariest LandingA Boeing part number (657BB) painted on to the flaperon confirms the object is from a Boeing 777, the Malaysian Deputy Transport Minister said yesterday.“From the part number, it is confirmed that it is from a Boeing 777 aircraft. This information is from MAS (Malaysia Airlines). They have informed me,” Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said Friday.The flaperon, has been sent to Toulouse in France to government laboratories, where the police, crash investigators and Boeing representatives expect to verify if it came from MH370.Under French law air crashes are treated as criminal investigations and thus led by the police.Malaysia Airlines MH370 disappeared on March 8 last year with 239 passengers and crew aboard on a flight from KL to Beijing.Investigators will likely have to disassemble the flaperon to find other ID numbers that will link it to MH370.Panels will have batch numbers that will almost certainly tie the flaperon to a production run at particular time that were installed on various 777s including MH370.The 777 that operated MH370 carried the registration 9M-MRO and had a Boeing construction Number 28420 and Line Number 404. Its first flight was on the 14th of May 2002. It had flown 53, 465 hours when it disappeared and had flown 7,525 flights.
Brand South Africa, in partnership with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, is helping renovate Simunye High School in Bekkersdal as part of Mandela DaySome 170 South Africans, including from Brand South Africa, the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, are busy renovating classrooms, replacing broken windows and doors and painting walls, at Simunye High School in Bekkersdal in Westonaria in Gauteng.Brand South Africa, in partnership with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, is helping renovate Simunye High School in Bekkersdal, Westonaria, in Gauteng, on 18 July, as part of the organisations’ Mandela Day commemoration activities.The organisations are also cleaning up, replacing doors and broken windows and painting ten of the school’s classroomsLindi Sibiya, an HR administrator at Brand South Africa, says, “The school is in a very bad state, with classrooms that have no doors, no windows and no chairs. Students have to share chairs or sit on the floor.”The organisations are replacing doors and broken windows and painting ten of the school’s classrooms.Bishop Siwa, presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa and President of the South African Council of Churches kicked off the ceremony at the school with a motivational speech this morning, before the team got down to tackling the classrooms.Siwa had close ties to Nelson Mandela, preaching the sermon at his funeral and leading the Methodist Church’s pastoral care to Madiba and his family.Some 170 people, including members of the local community, churches, and Brand South Africa and Nelson Mandela Foundation staff will be working on the school rooms. Brand South Africa and the Methodist Church will continue to work with the Bekkersdal community to maintain the school.Siwa will also lead a ceremony in which the young people at the event can commit to being leaders in the nation. The newly-proclaimed leaders will plant trees symbolising their commitment to building the nation.According to Miles Giljam, spokesman for youth organisation SACLI, “Planting a tree will symbolise each young leader’s desire and commitment to take up their own leadership space and grow into great trees like Mandela.“The trees will visually remind us over the next 30 years of our commitment to grow as leaders in the same way we see our trees grow in stature. Finally the trees and forests left behind after we die will be a reminder to future generations of the commitments our generation made to the nation.”
Record SFX (Wild Takes) On SetWild takes are sound effects recorded on set without dialogue. If cameras aren’t rolling (and if you can convince the crew to be quiet) you should try to record some on set SFX. They can be as simple as an actor’s footsteps or the clashing of dishes, doors, or machinery.The goal is to capture the sounds that could be difficult to find in a SFX library. While we may have hundreds of thousands of SFX here on PremiumBeat, you may not find the exact sound to the exact time you need. For example, if you are shooting a scene with an old car, it’s best to record real engine sounds to keep the sound as authentic as possible.Something to keep in mind: you don’t need to turn up the gain to capture all these SFX. Since they will become layers in post, you’ll want to keep them accurate to the levels you’d hear on set. So if footsteps are quiet and slightly registering on your recorder, that’s ok. Try to record each SFX in a few different ways, including different microphone angles, positions, and distances.Pro Tip: Announce each action as soon as you hit record and before you start performing. That way you can easily keep track of each different sound effect.Make sure you check out the rest of the Indie Film Sound Guide episodes. There you will learn about working with everything you’ve recorded in post. Also, be sure to subscribe to The Film Look’s YouTube channel for weekly tips and tricks on filmmaking, video production, and post-production.Do you know other indie filmmaking tips for capturing audio? Let us know in the comments. Setting Audio Levels and Capturing Room ToneThe loudness of actors and actions differs in every take. Make sure audio levels don’t peak, and leave some room for any unexpected loud noises or increases in conversational volume.In this episode, you’ll hear the audio clip when one character shouts. Be sure to lower the gain while recording dialogue. Also, be sure to capture about two minutes of room tone to help avoid unnatural silence. This ambient noise makes conversations sound more realistic, and it can cover up hard edits. (If you forgot to capture room tone, check out our pack of 15 free ambient noise tracks). Learn how to properly record audio on set with a traditional boom mic setup.All images via The Film Look.Here in the PremiumBeat office, we’re big fans of The Film Look — a YouTube channel dedicated to showing you how to make better films and videos (with new episodes every week).We recently teamed up with The Film Look to bring you a series of tutorials on capturing better sound for your videos. The eight-part series will cover a ton of different audio recording and mixing topics, with plenty of tips and tricks for you to learn along the way.In the first five episodes, you will learn how to work with audio on set. Then the series will shift focus to working with audio in post-production.You’ll quickly see that it’s not about having the right gear — it’s about knowing how to properly use audio equipment. The audio kit used in the series is the basic setup for indie films and corporate video productions — a shotgun mic, boom pole, audio recorder, and headphones. There are also tips on recording with smartphones and on-camera microphones for those without this setup. (You can piece together a professional boom mic kit for around $500.)Microphone Position Is KeyThe position of your microphone is crucial to a quality recording. In the first episode, you’ll hear the difference between a smartphone recorder and a shotgun mic — but there’s a twist.The smartphone audio was better in the first take because the shotgun microphone was too far away. To get better audio, place a shotgun microphone over the head of your speaking subject.If you are on a windy set, try positioning the microphone underneath the subject, or for the best results combine that with a dead cat or blimp.When it comes time to record, limit the movement of your hands. Use your arms and shoulders to reposition the microphone to avoid making noise. There are also some great tips in the video about the best ways to grip a boom mic.Capturing Dialogue Is Your First PriorityThe highest priority when recording a film or video is dialogue. Noises or sound effects are easier to recreate in post — or to draw from an SFX library.While on the topic of noises, if you detect any outside noise on set — like a plane, train, or automobile — be sure to bring it up if recording has not yet started. If you are already rolling, finish the take, and then mention any need for another take.Before shooting, make sure the camera crew (specifically the 2nd AC if you have one) uses a clapper board to mark the take. This will help tremendously when editing and mixing the project in post.Minimize Unwanted NoiseYou can silence the set as much as possible to eliminate unnecessary ambient noise, but that doesn’t always prevent unwanted sounds. Episode three dives into separating dialogue from any noise the actors make on set.If there is a loud action, like placing a glass mug on a glass saucer, you can eliminate the noise with some simple camera tricks and foley work.
The owner of a private school in Bihar, and a female teacher, were arrested on Sunday for allegedly stripping two girl students for not paying the fees for their school uniform on time. The girls, both sisters, were forced to walk back to their home half-naked on Friday.“The girl student’s father had lodged an FIR against the school owner and a teacher…we immediately took cognizance of it and arrested the accused in the case…we shall file a charge sheet in the case within the next 24-hours. The accused will be punished and justice shall be meted out through a speedy trial”, Ranjit Kumar Mishra, Superintendent of Police, Begusarai told The Hindu.The two school girls, one in the first standard, and the other a nursery student, were enrolled at a private school in Koria village, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Mufassil police station of Begusarai district. The school owner had reportedly asked the teacher to undress the girls.Some private local news channels had broadcast the incident.The father of the victims, Chunchun Kumar Sah, a small-time businessman, later lodged a complaint against the school owner Mukesh Kumar and the teacher, Anjana Kumari, both of whom were later arrested.The father said that he had requested for a deferment in the deadline to pay the fees for the uniforms, but his plea was not considered, and the school authorities took matters into their own hands. The girls are in utter shock and kept weeping after the incident, he added.
Assistance for such students is designed to draw more outstanding young people to the medical profession. The AAMC estimates that the nation will face a shortage of more than 90,000 physicians by 2020. Adding to the urgency is the aging U.S. population — approximately 10,000 people a day will turn 65 for the next two decades — and the estimated 32 million people who will be added to the ranks of the insured in 2014 as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the federal health care law signed in 2010.UCLA’s medical school receives less than 10 percent of its funding from the state. The school relies on funding from research grants, patient care revenue and philanthropic donations to fulfill its four-part mission of research, education, community engagement and patient care.Each year, more than 7,500 candidates apply for the school’s 163 coveted first-year positions. The David Geffen Medical Scholarships will ensure significantly higher rates of acceptance and enrollment at UCLA among the nation’s most competitively recruited medical school applicants.Additionally, in the fall of 2016, the school will inaugurate its new medical education building, where students will benefit from learning in a state-of-the art, world-class facility.Over the course of his remarkable career, David Geffen has made an indelible mark on the fields of film, theater and, most notably, music, where he was responsible for creating the enormously successful record companies Asylum and Geffen Records. He also served for more than a decade as a principal partner in DreamWorks SKG, the multifaceted entertainment company he co-founded with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg in 1994.Geffen was already a well-known philanthropist and patron of the arts and AIDS research when, in May 2002, he made a $200 million unrestricted donation to UCLA’s medical school, the largest single donation to a U.S. medical school in history at the time. Most recently, Geffen joined with Spielberg and Katzenberg, his partners in DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., to each donate $30 million to the Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation, a Hollywood charity that offers support to seniors and health services for members of the entertainment industry. Source:newsroom.ucla.edu Entertainment executive and philanthropist David Geffen has established an unprecedented $100 million scholarship fund that will cover the entire cost of education for the very best medical students attending the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM).The school was named in his honor after his $200 million unrestricted gift in 2002. With this recent gift, Geffen’s total philanthropic support to UCLA exceeds $300 million, making him the largest individual donor to UCLA and to any single UC campus.The David Geffen Medical Scholarship Fund, conceived by Geffen and announced Dec. 13 by Dr. A. Eugene Washington, vice chancellor for health sciences and dean of the medical school, ensures that DGSOM will have students who graduate from medical school debt-free, allowing them to pursue lifesaving research and patient care without the economic burdens that restrict the choices of many young physicians and scientists.“The cost of a world-class medical education should not deter our future innovators, doctors and scientists from the path they hope to pursue,” Geffen said. “We need the students at this world-class institution to be driven by determination and the desire to do their best work and not by the fear of crushing debt. I hope in doing this that others will be inspired to do the same.”“With this game-changing gift, Mr. Geffen has invested in the medical education and training of some of the world’s brightest and most talented young people, influencing medical research and patient care for generations to come,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. “We are inspired by his vision and grateful for his generosity, which places UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine at the forefront in the competitive marketplace for top medical school applicants and enhances health care and biomedical research for generations.”“Once again, David Geffen has made a transformative gift — in this case, one that shifts how we think about support for our medical students,” Washington said. “The David Geffen Medical Scholarship Fund is an extraordinary investment in a public institution that will enhance UCLA’s ability to create world leaders in health and science. Recipients of this prestigious award will proudly carry the David Geffen Medical Scholar designation with them throughout their careers as they create an enduring legacy of excellence and impact in 21st-century patient care, medical education and research.”According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), 86 percent of medical school graduates had educational debt in 2012 — with an average debt of $170,000. Studies have shown that debt has a significant impact on what field medical school graduates pursue and where they develop their professional careers. Reducing that debt burden promises to allow talented students to make career decisions based on where their passions lie.The annual cost of tuition, fees and health insurance for a UCLA medical student in 2012–13 is approximately $38,000. When factoring in room and board, books and supplies, and other miscellaneous costs, the total tab is $67,000. With these costs continuing to rise, the projected four-year cost for students entering the school in 2013–14 is more than $300,000.The $100 million David Geffen Medical Scholarship Fund will provide four-year financial support — covering 100 percent of tuition, room and board, books and supplies, and other expenses — for up to 33 M.D. students (representing 20 percent of the available spots), starting with the entering class of 2013–14. Included in this group will be those students pursuing an eight-year M.D.–Ph.D. educational track as part of UCLA’s renowned Medical Scientist Training Program. All the David Geffen Medical Scholarships will be awarded based on merit.
In this “season of giving,” the Jerry Garcia Foundation is once again honored to announce that it will be producing its third annual “Imagine There’s No Hunger” holiday benefit concert in support of WhyHunger and Yoko Ono Lennon’s mission to alleviate hunger and poverty worldwide.The “Imagine There’s No Hunger” program draws inspiration from the iconic song Imagine written by Yoko Ono and John Lennon and based on the writing in Yoko’s book, Grapefruit.The “Imagine There’s No Hunger” concert audience will be invited to participate in sing-along presentations of Lennon’s Imagine, Give Peace a Chance, and the Grateful Dead’s Ripple. This year’s production will be presented at 7 PM (doors open at 6:30) on December 16th at the picturesque Viansa Sonoma Winery located in the San Francisco area. Door proceeds benefit WhyHunger.Hot Tuna is headlining the benefit concert featuring Grammy Award-winning artists Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady and drummer Justin Guip.Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady perform with a well-honed and solid power -– always in the groove derived from years of experience and mutual inspiration. What started as a side project during their Jefferson Airplane days, Hot Tuna’s constant has always been Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the very definition of Hot Tuna. The two boyhood pals have never wavered in one of the most enduring friendships in Rock history. “Hot Tuna is a Psychedelic-Blues Institution” – Rolling Stone Magazine.Special guests include: emerging artist, singer-songwriter Greg Winser, Bob Steeler on drums, Waynard Scheller on Hammond B3 Organ, Matt Aaron on violin — all accompanied by gospel vocalists Ariel Marin, Keelin Garcia, Ron Rosson and Dawaun King.Tickets are available here.“The Jerry Garcia Foundation is honored to present the ‘Imagine There’s No Hunger’ benefit concert to support the important humanitarian work of Yoko Ono Lennon and WhyHunger. We are grateful to Hot Tuna, the Viansa Winery and to all that have extended their generosity on so many levels,” said Keelin Garcia, Co- Founder of the Jerry Garcia Foundation.“The Imagine spirit of generosity is a blessing and a gift to the greater community,” added Manasha Garcia, Jerry Garcia Foundation Co-Founder.The benefit’s setting itself is where dreams are made. Located just north of San Francisco, Viansa Sonoma winery is situated on 33 acres of estate vineyards, 97 acres of natural wetlands with 270° views of the Sonoma Valley-San Pablo Bay, Mayacamas Mountains and “King’s Highway.” The beauty of the land pairs perfectly with the beauty of giving.The visual art of Jerry Garcia will be on exhibit in the Grateful Friends Charity Village at the concert. All art proceeds benefit California Wildfire recovery efforts via the “Heart of the Vine” Foundation.Ben & Jerry’s and Levi’s are sponsoring this year’s holiday benefit. Levi’s has donated a sustainable Trucker Jacket inspired by Jerry Garcia’s fine art. Proceeds from the Levi’s Truckers Jacket will benefit WhyHunger.Rock poster artist Stanley Mouse has created a benefit poster for the art/music event. Mouse has produced art for both the Beatles and the Grateful Dead.The “Imagine There’s No Hunger” benefit will be streamed live around the world by Stage Trip Productions. Viewers of the free live stream are encouraged to donate directly to WhyHunger via their website: whyhunger.org.
Plenty of people ask what the Cheltenham Festival means to me. Well, there is no bigger thrill for a jockey than riding a winner at the meeting. I’ve been lucky enough to ride one there every year since 2006 and will be bidding to keep that run going.I promise you that plans and thoughts for the following year’s Festival will begin for most on their way out of Cheltenham on Friday night. New dreams will be born.On the subject of dreams, I remember vividly riding the finish to Dawn Run’s Gold Cup with my legs straddling the sofa as a lad at home. I sometimes have to pinch myself all these years down the line to think that I’m now living that dream.Hopefully you will find this handy pocket guide to this year’s Festival useful as it’s packed full of stats and trends. The build-up to this year’s meeting has been unlike anything I can ever remember with plenty of horses’ preparations potentially affected by the equine influenza saga. It has a more open feel than ever before.Anyway, I will be providing a daily blog throughout the meeting. It only remains for me to wish you the best of luck and here’s hoping for plenty of winners!DOWNLOAD DAVY’S CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL PDF POCKET GUIDEBest of luckDavy Russell