first_imgCheck out these great tips on how to make the most of your Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera’s RAW files inside DaVinci Resolve and FCPX.Creating One-Light Dailies from BMDCC DNG RAW files in ResolveIf you’re trying to get your Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera RAW files into an editable format the free DaVinci Resolve Lite software (as well as the full version of Resolve you received when you bought the camera) will help you quickly make that happen. In this straight forward tutorial, Dan Kanes walks through how to correctly set the color space for your DNG RAW files and transcode them to Pro Res quicktime files in DaVinci Resolve 9.1. Dan also demonstrates how to adjust your white balance and exposure adjustments in your RAW files and make global changes to all your footage to create one light dailies.Blackmagic Film to Video Plugin for FCPXAdam Roberts is a London based DP who has been sharing his progress with the BMDCC and on his blog.  He has some great tutorials and camera tests (previously shared on Premiumbeat here) which are well worth a watch if you’re looking into getting a BMDCC or trying to get started with the one you’ve just bought/hired. In this post Adam has been beta testing a Final Cut Pro X plugin created by Nick Shaw from Antler Post Production which allows you to apply the Film Log to Rec. 709 LUT (similar to what Dan Kanes does above) but without leaving the FCPX timeline.BMD Cinema Camera – Movie Making MachineDirector of Photography Shane Hurlburt has been preparing to shoot the upcoming feature Need for Speed and has posted this lengthy report on how he’s tested the BMDCC’s RAW capabilities to see if it could be the main camera for the shoot. If you’re hungry for technically detailed soaked camera tests then this is for you. Shane covers everything from sensor sizes, bit depth, filters, cages, eye-piece adaptors, lenses and more. Its a great example of what else is required to turn the basic BMDCC body into a feature filmmaking machine.last_img read more


first_imgOne of the key ingredients of a good video is great sound. Here’s how you can get pristine audio on a variety of budgets.Cover image via guruXOX.There’s an old adage in the film industry that goes like this: Great sound quality can save bad footage, but great footage will never save bad sound. There’s just something that ruins your immersion when you notice terrible audio. Take The Blair Witch Project for example (the original, of course). The filmmakers used a cheap handheld camera, but you still became immersed into the film because of quality sound. I’ve seen countless films that were cinematically excellent, but bad sound completely kicked me out.You may think that you don’t have enough money in your budget for quality sound-recording devices, but I promise you, you do. A good audio kit includes a shotgun mic, a lavalier mic, and a portable audio recorder. In this article, we’ll explore three options for three different budgets.The Beginner Budget: Under $100If you are just starting out in the film and video world, and you want to make a short film, or you just plain don’t have the money (it’s okay, we’re called starving artists for a reason), then this is the option for you.Audio-Technica ATR-6550 Condenser Shotgun Microphone — $60 Image via Audio-Technica.This shotgun mic is the cheapest you can get, but you will still get consistent quality out of it, compared to in-camera audio. (Pro-tip: if you don’t have a boom attachment, you can attach the mic to a painter’s pole that you can buy for less than $20.)Audio-Technica ATR3350iS Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone — $30If you’re doing interview-style work, it’s important to have a lavalier mic to get consistent audio of your subject. This lav is wired, and it can connect directly to a smart phone for recording.Yes, a smart phone. You can use your own as a personal audio recorder. This lav can plug directly into the phone, and you can use your phone’s native sound-recording program. If you don’t have a native recording app, try using Audio Recorder from the Play Store. (Note that you most likely won’t be able to monitor audio while recording.)You can connect either of these to the camera as well, so you can record audio using these external devices instead of your camera’s sub-par onboard mic.The Intermediate Budget: $350For those getting a little more serious about their filmmaking careers, take a look at these options.Zoom H4nSP 4-Channel Handy Recorder — $159Having this “Handy” recorder is, in fact, pretty handy. You can hook up both conventional audio jacks and XLRs. Recording on a personal audio recorder is essential when running audio, since it has dials you can use to adjust levels on the fly — along with a headphone jack so you can listen to your audio in real time.Rode VideoMic Shotgun Condenser Microphone w/ Boom Pole, 10′ Extension Cable, and Adaptor — $159Image via RØDE.RØDE is a pretty big player in the industry, and every filmmaker usually gets one as their first pro mic. You can find sets online that include the microphone, boom, cable, and adapter set for around $150USD.Fifine 20-Channel UHF Wireless Lavalier Lapel Microphone — $35Image via Fifine.This wireless lav kit will complement your audio recorder well, and it will also give your subject the freedom to walk around.The Professional Build — $1,000When you want to get serious about contracting your services as an audio recorder, you’ll need the equipment to do the job.Zoom H6 Handy Recorder — $400 Image via Zoom.This has been my go-to recorder for a while. It has a very simple user interface, four channels, and an easy layout. Simply press the channel button to record on each one. I usually attach it to my belt so I can monitor audio while running boom at the same time.Sennheiser MKE-600 Shotgun Mic — $670center_img Image via Sennheiser.Sennheiser is probably the best you’re going to get with audio devices, and their reputation definitely precedes them. This shotgun mic will last you ages — and deliver consistent, quality sound.Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System — $629Sennheiser also makes some of the best lav mics in the business. These guys have great transmitters that will capture true sound on any set. They come with a hefty price tag, but that’s what you pay for perfection.Looking for some more gear recommendations? Check out these write-ups.The Comprehensive Guide To Building Your Own Video Editing PCHands-On Review: The Hasselblad X1D Digital Medium FormatVideo Gear: Quick and Easy 3-Point Lighting BundlesDIY Filmmaking: How to Build Your Own Dolly for $50Sony Announces the a7 III 4K Camera for Under $2000last_img read more


first_imgExhorting the government to involve slum dwellers in the development of the city, Campaign for Housing and Tenurial Rights Convenor Varghese Theckanath on Monday said those living on bunds were worried in the wake of canal beautification projects and demanded that they not be relocated. “About 26% of the city population lives in slums, one-third of which are located on canal bunds. The government’s plan to transform canals should not disturb dwellers who have been living on the same lands for decades,” he said at a press conference here. Stating that most slum dwellers were employed in blue collar jobs, he added, “Driving them away from the city would burden their lives and cost them jobs. They are an integral part of the city and the government should ensure they remain so” Vijayawada Slum People’s Federation Convenor Chinni concurred with him and said they were not against the beautification of the city but demanded involvement in it. Calling for relocating slums to neighbouring areas, Housing Rights Network city Coordinator Sanjeev and Monfort Social Institute city Coordinator P. Ravindra Babu said RTI applications had been filed to find out available land for the same. Under threatTo gauge the impact of projects, a survey by the NGOs revealed that more than 36,000 persons of 8,000 families resided in the 31 slums on the bunds of Bandar, Ryves and Eluru canals and Budameru rivulet in the city.last_img read more


first_imgAn Army jawan was reported missing from central Kashmir’s Budgam district Friday evening with police suspecting he could have been abducted by a terror group, officials said. The family of Mohammad Yaseen, posted with Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment, informed police that some people came to their house at Qazipora Chadura and took him away. Yaseen had come home on a vacation. Efforts are on to locate his whereabouts.last_img


first_imgKutch, India’s largest district, is in the grip of one of the worst droughts. The western and northern Banni areas of this Gujarat district have been without rain for the third continuous year.“Our data of over 12 years shows that during this drought the migration of the Maldhari tribal herders with their livestock has been very high,” says Ramesh Bhatti, programme director of Sahjivan Trust, Bhuj.“In their quest for water, people of Sheth Vandh in Banni get together, pray and start digging. Those in the surrounding villagers also join in,” says Abdul Rauf Mutwa, a local leader. Why has drought hit the Maldharis of Kutch so hard this year? Before Partition, the Maldharis used to migrate to Sindh during droughts, recalls Jumma Sama, a former sarpanch of Ratadia village.The drought has not spared Khadir island along the India-Pakistan border either.Jilubha Sodha of Dholavira in Khadir, who runs a cattle camp, says water from a branch canal of the Narmada project would be very valuable at such times, but it has not yet reached the area.(Images and text by Vijay Soneji)last_img read more


first_imgLATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kings, Texters triumph UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension The Azkals are looking to extend their unbeaten start to three matches in Group F, where the Top 2 teams will clinch berths to the 2019 Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. But three starters from the win against Tajikistan will miss the clash against Yemen, including Javier Patino who is out due to a long term knee injury.Top defender Amani Aguinaldo is also sidelined by injury, while leftback Daisuke Sato is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the first two games of the qualifying round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOther players like Stephan Schrock and Jeffrey Christiaens announced their retirement from the national team the past week.Dooley has turned to United States-raised wingback Matas, who has played a key role in Meralco’s rise in the Philippines Football League. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss03:00House honors Rodolfo Albano Jr , a veteran lawmaker, mentor and family man01:58With new role in drug war, Robredo might ‘baby’ the drug lords – Bong Go01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH FILE — Philippine Azkals vs Nepal in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netWith key players out due to injuries and suspension, Philippine Azkals coach Thomas Dooley is pinning his hopes on a slew of newcomers as well as returning veterans when they face Yemen in AFC Asian Cup Qualifying on Tuesday at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.Dooley has called up Southeast Asian Games veterans Dylan De Bruycker and Josh Grommen to join the 23-man side which also includes other newcomers Tyler Matas of FC Meralco Manila and Harry Foll who plays club football for Hansa Rostock in Germany.ADVERTISEMENT After struggling with injuries last season, Austrian League veteran Stephan Palla is also set to return to the Azkals along with Simone Rota of Davao, who has recovered from a knee injury. MOST READ Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more


first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ “This is a golden opportunity for us to make it back to the semis. We will definitely not waste it,” said Generika coach Sherwin Meneses. “I told the girls to just maintain what they are doing. If they can double the effort they showed in Game 1, that would be great.”Generika-Ayala will again rely on Kseniya Kocyigit of Azerbaijan and Kanjana Kuthaisong of Thailand in its semifinal bid. —MARC REYESFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The long, long road to Boston Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGenerika-Ayala and PLDT Home Fibr clash once again on Saturday for the fourth and last semifinals slot in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lifesavers erased the Power Hitters’ twice-to-beat luxury with a 25-22, 25-27, 25-21, 25-19 victory last Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View commentslast_img read more


first_imgPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Jason Day had a crystal trophy at his side and a pacifier in his pocket.Only after he completed a wire-to-wire victory in The Players Championship did Day reveal that his 3-year-old son, Dash, had kept him up the night before with a stomach ailment.Exactly how the pacifier wound up in his pocket remained a mystery, though it was an illustration of his week at the TPC Sawgrass.Nothing unsettled him. Nothing was going to stop him.“I’ve got no stress in my life,” Day said after his four-shot victory, his seventh in the last 10 months. “Other than Dash waking up last night … Dash woke up and he threw up everywhere. How funny is that? I’ve got this pacifier here because it’s in my pocket for some reason. But like that’s one thing that I’m sitting here (because) I was enjoying myself. I prepped well, had great work. I felt good about my swing.“Everything was coming along nicely.” For the rest of the PGA Tour, it must be frightening.Dating to the Canadian Open last summer, Day’s seven victories include a major, The Players, a World Golf Championship and two FedEx Cup playoff events.He already had won twice this year. And yet when he arrived at the TPC Sawgrass, all he heard was that he has not played this golf course very well. His most recent round was an 81 last year to miss the cut.That now seems like a long time ago.Day started this tournament by tying the course record with a 9-under 63 and breaking the 36-hole tournament record at 15-under par.He survived the scariest day at Sawgrass when the greens were as slick as ice. He overcame some errant shots and a few doubts on the front nine. And then he finished with yet another flawless performance on the back nine, where he played bogey-free all four rounds.One year after Rickie Fowler turned in the most dynamic finish in Players Championship history, Day made Sunday look inevitable.“I’m very motivated to win as much as I can right now,” he said.Day never let anyone closer than two shots the entire final round, though there were a few anxious moments, especially when he muffed three chips from just 40 feet right of the green on the par-5 ninth. A potential birdie turned into an unsettling bogey, and he had to make a 6-foot putt to avoid the score being worse.And then, it was over.Day rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt on No. 10, another 15-foot birdie putt on No. 12, and the 28-year-old Australian never came close to bogey the rest of the way.He closed with a 1-under 71 to become the first wire-to-wire winner at The Players since Hal Sutton in 2000.That was the year Sutton finished off Tiger Woods by saying, “Be the right club today,” with a 6-iron into the 18th to sew up the victory.Day needed nothing that dramatic. Kevin Chappell was 5 under over his last 10 holes to finish second, though he never was a serious threat to win. No one was.“It’s no coincidence he’s No. 1 in the world,” Justin Thomas said after closing with a Sunday-best 65 to tie for third. “He drives it extremely far, extremely straight. He hits it to the moon, so he can access pins that most people can’t. His short game is ridiculous. I think I’ve pretty much covered it all there when it comes to the golf.”Day finished at 15-under 273 for his 10th career victory on the PGA Tour. Only Rory McIlroy with 11 has more victories among players still in their 20s.Day is the third No. 1 player to win The Players Championship, joining Greg Norman (1994) and Woods (2001 and 2013).Perhaps even more telling about the state of his game is that he joined Woods, Tom Watson and Johnny Miller as the only players since 1970 to go wire-to-wire twice in the same season. Day led from start to finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.Day also won the Dell Match Play, winning six of his seven matches before they reached the 18th green.Adam Scott referred to this run as “Tigeresque.”“That’s one of the hardest things to do when you are hot like that, to keep pushing,” Scott said. “But he has a very strong desire to achieve so much, and I think probably his goals are changing throughout this period, and he’s expecting more and more of himself. He’s got that ability to push himself and accomplish.”(DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgThere was a galaxy of stars present at the Saint Petersburg Stadium as France progressed to the 2018 FIFA World Cup after defeating Belgium 1-0.Mick Jagger was on FIFA’s list of VIP guests after the Rolling Stones singer completed the band’s world tour on Sunday in Poland.France President Emmanuel Macron lived up to his promise and attended the FIFA World Cup 2018 semi-final between France and Belgium in St Petersburg.The 40-year-old had promised that he would travel to Russia and watch the match if France reach the semi-finals.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”If the French team passes beyond the quarter-finals I will come and support,” Macron had said during a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.Several high-profile world leaders were in attendance at the Saint Petersburg stadium including King Philippe of Belgium, Queen Mathilde of Belgium and Belgium Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. (L-R) Queen Mathilde of Belgium, King Philippe of Belgium, France President Emmanuel Macron and Belgium Foreign Minister Didier Reynders watched the World Cup 2018 semi-final between France and Belgium. (Reuters Photo)Among the political leaders joining Jagger in the crowd as official were Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Ali Bongo Ondimba, the President of Gabon.France edged past Belgium by the a solitary goal to book their place in the final of the FIFA World Cup. Centre-back Samuel Umtiti headed home from close range in the 51st minute and that proved to be the winner in a match littered with goal-scoring opportunities.Also read – France reach 3rd World Cup final, Belgium’s unbeaten streak ends: Key statsadvertisementUmtiti with the goal became the third defender to score in this year’s World Cup after Raphael Varane and Benjamin Pavard. The last time three defenders scored for France in the same World Cup was in 1998. Lilian Thuram, Laurent Blanc and Bixente Lizarazu had scored in France 20 years ago.Hey look it’s Mick Jagger pic.twitter.com/Vq7NSjAKfxChris Howell (@ChrisHHowell) July 10, 2018Umtiti marked the occasion with a special dance move as French players jumped over him to celebrate on the sidelines of the Belgium box.It was the strut walk that Umtiti did and Pogba alongside him, was party to the unique celebration.Also read- World Cup 2018: Samuel Umtiti proud of Les Bleus as France storm into finalIn an enthralling tactical match, it was once again a set-piece that proved decisive with Umtiti’s near-post header from an Antoine Griezmann corner settling matters.Amidst all the tactical battle and incessant planning and plotting for each other, the set-piece winner just proved how simple football can be at times.Also read – World Cup 2018: After 20 summers, history awaits Didier DeschampsFrance, who will play the World Cup final for the first time since 2006, will either take on England or Croatia in the summit clash on Sunday.(With inputs from AP and IANS)last_img read more


first_imgEverton Unsworth unsure about Everton future Patric Ridge Last updated 2 years ago 07:45 10/26/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Unsworth - cropped Getty Images Everton Chelsea v Everton Chelsea League Cup The former Toffees defender took charge of the club on a caretaker basis, but has no idea how long he will remain in charge at Goodison Park Everton’s temporary boss David Unsworth is unsure if he will be handed the job on a permanent basis, but was pleased by Wednesday’s spirited display at Chelsea.Willian’s stunning stoppage-time strike ultimately proved decisive at Stamford Bridge as – on the back of Ronald Koeman’s sacking on Monday – a rejuvenated Everton lost out 2-1 in the EFL Cup fourth round.Everton 5/2 to beat Leicester Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Antonio Rudiger’s brilliant 26th-minute header put Chelsea ahead, but Everton fought back in the second half – Willy Caballero pulling off some superb saves before Ademola Lookman struck the woodwork.Michy Batshuayi missed a sitter at the other end, but Willian provided the moment of magic to put Chelsea two up and ensure Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s effort moments later was nothing but a consolation for the managerless visitors.And despite the defeat, Unsworth was buoyed by the performance ahead of the weekend trip to Leicester City.”I honestly don’t know,” Unsworth answered when questioned on his chances of replacing Koeman on a full-time basis.”I’m scheduled to meet [Farhad Moshiri] on Friday afternoon with the chairman, but I speak to the chairman, two, three, four times per day. What will be, will be. “All I know is that we’ll hopefully be as committed as that every game that I’m in charge. We can’t be where we are and expect to win every game.”There’s an awful lot to work with there. It’s a very proud performance tonight.”I just have to be committed. We have to try and win some games. There’s no points return or game total that we’ve been set.”We’ll just plan game to game. I can only influence the training sessions and the games going forward. What’s gone on before is history.”Beni Baningime Pedro Everton Chelsea 25102017Unsworth reinstated several of Everton’s fringe players back into his starting XI for Wednesday’s clash, as well as handing a full debut to Beni Baningime, who put in an accomplished display in midfield.”Sometimes you stumble across a formula,” Unsworth added.”Beni wasn’t in the team last night. Morgan Schneiderlin was taken ill, and sometimes that opens the door for a young player. With me in the Under-23s he’s been outstanding.”He’s very humble and we’re all proud of him tonight. I didn’t think Beni would be as good as he was. You have to have the confidence to play young players.”I thought the pressing when we went in threes and fours was good. It’s not as good as I would want it yet.”But certainly, when you put James McCarthy, Aaron Lennon, Kevin Mirallas back into the team, you get that response that we got tonight.”last_img read more


first_imgTate Martell at a practice.Ohio State will begin its 2018 season this Saturday. Tate Martell certainly seems ready.Even with Dwayne Haskins being the Buckeyes’ starter, Martell is expected to see some time this season. He should definitely play on Saturday, considering OSU will likely blow out Oregon State.The former four-star recruit is primed for his college debut. He had a message for Ohio State fans on Twitter this afternoon.“It’s game week,” he wrote in a tweet that also included practice highlights of his.it’s game week… ? pic.twitter.com/tZ3v6foswK— TATE MARTELL (@TheTateMartell) August 29, 2018Martell should be a player to keep an eye on for Ohio State this season.The Buckeyes begin the 2018 campaign at home this Saturday against Oregon State. Kickoff is set for noon on ABC.It will be the first of three games for the team without head coach Urban Meyer, who is currently serving a suspension for his handling of the Zach Smith situation.last_img read more


first_img He emphasised that attitude is key in achieving success in export, and building careers. “Attitude to work, attitude to what you do and sticking to what you love will help you to achieve,” the Assistant General Manager said. Chairman of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Senator Don Wehby, says there needs to be more exports and Jamaican producers getting better at tapping into external markets, for economic growth to be sustained.Senator Wehby, who is also Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the GraceKennedy Group, adds that the agency is in two years of an export strategy to achieve 15 per cent growth in exports per annum, with export goods valued at US$2.5 billion by 2020, and although there is a five per cent fall in exports, the plan is still on track.The Chairman was addressing an awards banquet hosted by the Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA), at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, in New Kingston, on July 8.He called on all relevant agencies to give appropriate focus in the implementation of the export strategy “in order for it to work”.“The current national export strategy continues to be relevant to the immediate needs of the export sector, and, conditions allowing, can get us to where we need to be to realise significant growth,” the Chairman added.Meanwhile, Management Control Systems was crowned Champion Exporter of the Year.The company’s Assistant General Manager, William Dewar, told JIS News that it is a reward for work that they have been doing, where they have expanded to 19 countries in the region.“This is a positive sign, and our staff… will see that other persons are seeing what we are doing,” he said.The company is in software development, and Mr. Dewar said young people should look at making careers in that area of technology.He emphasised that attitude is key in achieving success in export, and building careers. “Attitude to work, attitude to what you do and sticking to what you love will help you to achieve,” the Assistant General Manager said. Story Highlightscenter_img Chairman of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Senator Don Wehby, says there needs to be more exports and Jamaican producers getting better at tapping into external markets, for economic growth to be sustained.last_img read more


first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Euronav Belgian tanker shipping company Euronav ended the first quarter of 2019 with a net gain of USD 19.5 million, compared to a net loss of USD 39.1 million seen in the corresponding period a year earlier.EBITDA for Q1 2019 was USD 124 million, compared to USD 25.7 million recorded in Q1 2018.“There are positive signals from the tanker market at present. Firstly, Euronav delivered VLCC rates of USD 35,000 per day (same as Q4) despite 1.2m bpd OPEC cuts and 28 new VLCC equivalents entering the global fleet during Q1,” Hugo De Stoop, current CFO and future CEO of Euronav, commented.“Secondly, US crude exports are running around 30% higher year on year. Thirdly, asset prices which historically have been a key valuation indicator for investors, continue to rise in both new build and secondhand values,” he added.During the quarter, Euronav delivered the Suezmax vessel Felicity to a supplier and operator of offshore floating platforms. The ship will be converted into an FPSO.In addition, the company entered in Q1 2019 into a sale agreement regarding the LR1 Genmar Compatriot. Sold for USD 6.75 million, the vessel will be delivered to its new owners in the course of May 2019.As part of its capital allocation strategy, Euronav has the option of buying its own shares back. The company started buying back shares on Euronext Brussels opportunistically in December 2018. As of the end of March 2019, Euronav retained around USD 785 million of liquidity.In February 2019, Euronav’s CEO Paddy Rodgers announced his decision to step down from his role this year. The CFO Hugo De Stoop was selected to succeed Rodgers, effective from May 9, 2019. The company has now started a search for a new CFO.With regards to the outlook for the remainder of the year, Euronav said that the resilience of freight rates during Q1 is “an encouraging signal”. However, some seasonal freight rate weakness during the spring/summer period is expected.“Refinery maintenance programs are more detailed and more prolonged this year than previous years and are likely to bring seasonal freight rate pressure forward to the second quarter,” Stoop explained.“However, with increased cargo supply expected in the second half along with reduced tanker capacity from IMO induced retrofitting and potentially more Iranian vessels leaving the trading fleet, the outlook for the second half is encouraging,” he concluded.Based in Antwerp, Euronav currently owns and operates a fleet of 2 ULCCs, 43 VLCCs, 25 Suezmaxes and 2 FSO vessels — both owned in 50%-50% joint venture.last_img read more


first_imgKalyani (West Bengal): Real Kashmir FC overcame the mental turmoil arising out of uncertain situations back home as they beat Chennai City FC 1-0 through a last minute goal in the 129th Durand Cup fixture here on Wednesday. A Danish Farooq long range strike in the 90th minute gave the ‘Snow Leopards’ a solitary goal win over the Chennai side. With a lockdown in force in Jammu and Kashmir in the aftermath of the scrapping of Article 370, Real Kashmir assembled for the first time this season here late Monday night only to realise they’re cut off from family members back home. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhBut it did not show in their performance as the David Robertson-coached side dominated against the reigning I-League champions who fielded a reserve side full of local players. The inexperience of Chennai City showed when goalkeeper Kabir T handled the ball outside the penalty box to be sent off in the 76th minute. Seizing on the numerical advantage over the Chennai side, Real Kashmir stepped on the attack and in the 90th minute their star player Farooq sent a powerful right footer from a long range, which beat substitute goalkeeper Prateek Singh all ends up. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”We play professional football. You have to be professional. These sort of things keep happening. Tomorrow something else may happen. Football teaches you how to tackle these situations and play well despite the odds,” Farooq said, reflecting on the situation back home. Showering praise on their Scottish coach, he said it’s Robertson job to keep the players in good mood despite all odds. “Our team atmosphere is like this only, all thanks to our coach. He keeps everyone in good mood and never let us bog down by any pressure. He plays a big role. He keeps motivating us. Don’t keep anything in mind just focus on the game,” said Farooq. “It’s our first match of the season. We never knew what would be our result and we assembled after a long time. So I’m sure this win will boost our confidence. There’s a positive atmosphere in the team,” he said. In their debut I-League season, Real Kashmir were in the title race at one stage before finishing third behind Chennai City and East Bengal. “Our off-season was going on and we met each other two days ago here at the hotel only. Our preparation just began with Durand Cup. Our main goal is I-league. This tournament will help us in getting fit,” he said. Hailed as the ‘Ronaldo of Kashmir’, Farooq had a stomach bug on the eve of the match as he struggled to get going early on a drenched afternoon here. Farooq and Subhas Singh both missed successive opportunities in a second minute move when the ball ricocheted off the post, in what was their best chance of the match. But Farooq finally made it count to seal the three points before the final whistle to keep their semifinal hopes alive. Dedicating the goal to the entire team members, support staff and owners, Farooq said: “They have been hardworking to make a good competitive team. They asked to put up a better show. We will try to do well in upcoming matches as well.” Real Kashmir play Army Green on August 10 and Chennai City will play FC Goa on August 14, both at Kalyani Stadium.last_img read more


first_imgOTTAWA (NEWS 1130) –  The Prime Minister’s ethics violations in the SNC-Lavalin affair may have caused some bad headlines, but they don’t appear to be making a big impact in the polls.The Conservatives and the Liberals remain locked in a statistical dead heat. And Mike Colledge, President of Ipsos Public Affairs, says even with the ethics commissioner’s report, there hasn’t been a significant change.“We saw the Conservatives drop two points, the Liberals up two points, all well within the margin of error,” he says. “So, they have the Conservatives at 35 per cent [and] the Liberals at 33.”Colledge says the scandal is likely not having a big impact so far because voters already made up their minds about the Prime Minister’s actions in the spring.RELATED: SNC-Lavalin stock takes a new tumble after credit downgrade, political flare-up“So when the ethics commissioner came out last week for the majority of the population it was yes, that confirms either that side or that side, whichever [they] felt going into that.”But, he adds, there is a risk for the Liberals if the negative headlines continue in the coming weeks.“The longer this discussion is going on, the less likely the Liberals are able to move their numbers up. So, if the Conservatives and NDP can keep them talking about SNC-Lavalin, then I think they’d be happy to see that.”The other parties are still well back in the polls, with the NDP at 18 per cent and the Greens at nine.The federal election takes place this October.last_img read more


first_img Twitter TORONTO – Today, RBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (The Canadian Academy) announced their partnership on a new initiative called the Music Video Production Project (MVP Project). The MVP Project will support and promote emerging Canadian recording artists and filmmakers in the creation of music video content, increasing resources available within the national music community.“RBC has worked closely with the music and film communities to create a program that specifically focuses on emerging artists, so they too have access to critical funding,” said Matt McGlynn, Vice President of Brand Marketing, RBC. “We’re thrilled to found the MVP Project alongside The Canadian Academy, which will boost Canada’s music economy.”Established by RBCxMusic and the Prism Prize, the MVP Project will be administered by The Canadian Academy, aiming to enable Canadian creatives to explore their craft, hone their filmmaking skills, and encourage growth within their respective industries. In addition to today’s announcement, The Canadian Academy has officially acquired the Prism Prize, which will be fully integrated into the national organization. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: The MVP Project is open to recording artists and/or directors who identify as “Emerging Artists“. Over two rounds of funding support for artists and storytellers will be offered through music video production grants valued between $5,000 and $15,000. Each round will also include a curated component, which aims to foster an existing director/recording artist relationship. In addition to the grants, successful candidates will receive mentorship and networking opportunities.“Canadian music video directors are bringing into the world some of the most exciting, creative and genre-busting visual stories of our time,” said Louis Calabro, Vice President Programming, The Canadian Academy and Founder of the Prism Prize. “We see an undisputed urgency and relevance to the work of music video and we could not be more excited to welcome these often-overlooked filmmakers into the Canadian Academy fold.”Applications will be assessed by a peer-based jury of music and media professionals with representation from all Canadian regions. Submissions for the first round of the MVP Project open October 1, 2018 and close November 1, 2018. The second round of applications will open in January 2019. Successful applicants will be announced eight to 12 weeks after the final application deadline for each round.The new MVP Project is part of the RBC Emerging Artists Project, which helps artists bridge the gap from emerging to established, and supports organizations that provide the best opportunity to advance their career trajectory.More information can be found at: www.mvpproject.ca.About RBCRoyal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance. Our success comes from the 84,000+ employees who bring our vision, values and strategy to life so we can help our clients thrive and communities prosper. As Canada’s biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to our 16 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 34 other countries. Learn more at rbc.com.‎We are proud to support a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. See how at rbc.com/community-sustainability.About the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is the largest non-profit professional arts organization in Canada. We are dedicated to recognizing, advocating for and celebrating Canadian talent in the film, television and digital media sectors. Our more than 4,500 members encompass industry icons and professionals, emerging artists and students. Collectively, we deliver professional development programs and networking opportunities that foster industry growth, inclusion and mentorship.For information on membership and programming, visit www.academy.ca. Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgTina HouseAPTN NewsPrime Minister Justin Trudeau flew to British Columbia to meet with members of the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee for the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline project in Cheam B.C. Tuesday.The committee was put together in January and consists of eleven different First Nation communities along the pipeline route.It provides advice about a broad range of issues including environmental and socio-economic outcomes and safety.Trudeau was met by a group of about 30 water protectors carrying signs and drumming.thouse@aptn.ca@inthehouse7last_img read more


first_imgATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Former Fox News Channel anchor and 1989 Miss America Gretchen Carlson was named chairwoman of the Miss America Organization’s board of directors Monday, and three other past pageant winners will join her on the board.The new leadership comes less than two weeks after leaked emails surfaced showing CEO Sam Haskell and others disparaging the appearance, intellect and sex lives of former Miss Americas. Haskell resigned Dec. 23, along with two other top leaders.The selection of Carlson marks the first time a former pageant winner has served as the leader of the nearly 100-year-old organization. The organization also announced the appointments of three other past Miss Americas: 2012 winner Laura Kaeppeler Fleiss, 2000 winner Heather French Henry and Kate Shindle, who won in 1998 and now serves as president of the Actors’ Equity Association. Their appointments take effect immediately, as does Carlson’s.“Everyone has been stunned by the events of the last several days, and this has not been easy for anyone who loves this program,” Carlson said in a statement issued by the Miss America Organization. “In the end, we all want a strong, relevant Miss America and we appreciate the existing board taking the steps necessary to quickly begin stabilizing the organization for the future.”Carlson said she and the new board would immediately work with all Miss America stakeholders, including the organization’s state executive directors and former state titleholders, “to continue an ongoing inclusive and transparent process to identify additional new board members and management.”The new board also looks forward to working with the organization’s many sponsors, “seeking input while creating a viable, forward-looking Miss America Organization for this and future generations of young women,” Carlson said.In the emails published last month by the Huffington Post, pageant officials ridiculed the appearance, intellect and sex lives of former Miss Americas. One email used a vulgar term for female genitalia to refer to past Miss America winners, another included a wish that a particular former Miss America had died and others speculated about the number of sex partners former Miss America Mallory Hagan has had.The ensuing uproar led to the resignations of Haskell; the group’s president, Josh Randle; board chairwoman Lynn Weidner, and another board member.The emails already cost the pageant its television production partner and raised questions about the future of the nationally televised broadcast from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall the week after Labor Day each year.Dick Clark Productions cut ties with the Miss America Organization over the emails, calling them “appalling.”last_img read more


NEW YORK — The government has fined American Airlines and Delta Air Lines for several instances where passengers were stuck on planes that spent over three hours on airport tarmacs.The Department of Transportation said Thursday it is fining American $1 million and Delta $750,000 for violating rules prohibiting tarmac delays of more than three hours for domestic flights and four hours for international trips.The agency said that 13 flights operated by American at various U.S. airports between December 2015 and January 2017 violated its tarmac-delay rules. Delta was dinged for 11 flights between January 2017 and February 2018.American will be credited $450,000 for compensation provided to passengers and Delta will be credited $450,000.The Associated Press read more