Donegal-Derry border protests: ‘Let’s unify and send a clear message’ – Cllr

first_imgInishowen Councillor Jack Murray has urged the public to ‘unify’ and join widespread demonstrations along the Donegal-Derry border later tonight (Weds) ahead of a major EU summit tomorrow (Thurs). Border Communities Against Brexit will stage protests across the border on Wednesday night, with action simultaneously taking place in Bridgend, Muff, Killea, Clady, and Lifford.EU and UK officials resumed Brexit talks today in the hope of reaching a deal that can be agreed by leaders at a key summit tomorrow. Speaking to Donegal Daily before the protests, Cllr Jack Murray said it was ‘vitally important’ that people made their concerns heard.He said: “The people of the border community will not tolerate a hard border because of the consequences would be absolutely devastating.“Border Communities Against Brexit will be holding a protest along the 38 crossing points and it could be a very symbolic message that could unify the people of the border communities and one that could send a clear message to Brussels and to the British government.“This has nothing to do with party politics, it is about the free movement of people across the border. “I grew up outside Bridgend, only a couple of miles from the border, and people from the area and around Inishowen would be frequent visitors of Derry City, which would essentially be our local city“A lot of people would socialise there, people work in the area and vice versa. It is just a way of life and people don’t even think about crossing the border in the way that they do.“It has huge economic and social factors and if there was a hard border it would be catastrophic for the people of Inishowen and Derry.“So, I would urge people to come out and support the rallies tomorrow night, which have been successful in the past because it is for the greater good.”Donegal-Derry border protests: ‘Let’s unify and send a clear message’ – Cllr was last modified: October 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

South Africa: Sound investment destination, emerging market that matters

first_imgSouth Africa’s African Mining Indaba, held annually in Cape Town and now in its 20th year, is the world’s largest mining investment conference. (Image: Mining Indaba)South Africa is an important emerging market in the global stage, offering a solid and steadily growing economy with secure rewards for potential investors. That was the consensus at the Investment Promotion Workshop hosted by Brand South Africa at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town today.The workshop, co-hosted with the departments of mineral resources, trade and industry and science and technology, showcased South Africa’s competitiveness in mining, geosciences, science and technology, as well as the strength of its financial and regulatory environment.Presenters included Brand South Africa chief executive Miller Matola, trade and industry’s Yunus Hoosen, Imraan Patel of the department of science and technology, Martha Mokonyane of mineral resources, Mxolisi Kota of the Council for Geosciences, Matlou Mabokano of the Technology Innovation Agency, Declan Vogt of the CSIR and Peter Craven of Mintek.They made a compelling business case for why prospective investors should take South Africa seriously as an investment destination. For example, prudent monetary and fiscal policy has allowed the country’s economy to grow in value from US$80-billion in 1994 – the year apartheid ended – to $400-billion today. And it continues to grow, despite the uneven global economic recovery.“South Africa is a sound destination for inward flows of investment and an emerging market that matters,” Brand South Africa’s Matola said.From mining to financial servicesThe global economic crisis and disruptions at home have had their impact on South African mining, but the sector remains a significant contributor to the economy. Recent research presented at the workshop shows that platinum, coal and gold contribute 66% to revenue, and 84% to employment.Research also shows that the South African economy has diversified in the past 20 years. The contribution of banking and real estate has risen from 12.5% to 24%, a good sign that the country is on its way to a knowledge economy.South Africa also remains a reliable destination for international investors. Foreign direct investment projects grew at a compound rate of 22.4% between 2007 and 2012, making the country the top investment destination in Africa.The workshop also discussed the joint commitment by government and business to the rollout of the National Development Plan, the vision for what the country will look like in the year 2030.Key components of the plan include:Making sustainable investments in competitive economic infrastructureIncreasing the pace of job creation, especially for young job-seekersEncouraging the expansion of businesses and the development of new enterprisesTransforming human settlements and developing a functioning public transport systemProviding policy certainty to encourage long-term investment in mining and other key sectorsIncreasing economic integration within sub-Saharan Africa in areas such as energy production, finance, tourism, communications, infrastructure and customs administrationThe Mining Indaba ends on Thursday 6 February 2014.last_img read more

A Masterclass In Building a Motion Graphics Reel

first_imgTake a masterclass in building your motion graphics reel to sell yourself in the right way.Whether you are a motion graphics artist, film editor, colorist or director of photography, more often than not your reel is a vital part of your ability to get work. Knowing how to build a reel by picking the right music, selecting the right shots, setting the pace, flow and chronology of the reel and understanding how all these things will be subconsciously interpreted by the viewer is a dark art. Thankfully Carey Smith from Division05 has put together a superb extensive masterclass that takes you through all you need to do, step-by-step, to create a killer reel.Although the following videos are aimed at a motion graphics user, there is zero reason that editors, directors of photography or anyone else building a reel cannot take away valuable gems from this series!In Part 1 Carey sets the stage for the process by inviting a willing volunteer to submit their current reel and all of their portfolio footage to be made over in his professional hands. It’s fascinating to see where the reel started compared to where it eventually ends up. To see the final re-imagined reel jump to 5:25 in Part 4 – the last video below.Building a Winning Reel from ScratchIn Part 2 Carey works through several different music tracks to select the right one and dissects the pros and cons of each one, working out the overall pace and feel, where the breaks and builds are and much more.First impressions count and in part 3 Carey starts by building an opening title card to set the stage for the rest of the reel. It’s brilliant to be able to see his very detailed work in sketching out ideas, what worked and what didn’t, and to hear all of the thought that went into the logo design. In the second half of part 3, Carey starts the edit of the reel and explains why it’s so crucial to get right so your audience is engaged from the start.Why put so much effort into the intro?… The point is the audience is meeting you for the first time, and it’s probably in the context of seeing a whole lot of other reels, and so you need to be able to differentiate yourself from all those other reels, otherwise no one is ever going to remember that you even exist. And the best way to do that is to communicate something about yourself that’s authentic. That who you are and what you have to offer is inherently different.In the last part of the masterclass, Carey walks through how to select the very best of what you have to showcase and how to structure your reel so it zips right through. He shares 5 excellent principles for anyone building a reel:If you love what Cary has to offer subscribe to his YouTube Channel here or check out this previous post on Understanding Composition.last_img read more

Introducing FilmUp: The Newest Platform for Industry Gigs and Portfolios

first_imgWe spoke with FilmUp — a site that combines your portfolio with new job opportunities — on how they’re changing how filmmakers connect with each other.Cover image via Neil Bradfield.Showing off your portfolio and getting that portfolio in front of job recruiters is a difficult process for most filmmakers. You have to host your portfolio on your own website, then connect that site to job sites such as Indeed or LinkedIn. And, even then, it’s a gamble if anyone even clicks that link to go to your portfolio. Even with all the job sites you can comb through to find opportunities, it’s hard to find film industry-specific gigs and contracts.That’s what Christina Chironna and Aryeh Hoppenstein both recognized about the film gig community before founding FilmUp, their new website that connects filmmakers’ portfolios to a job market in one convenient location. It also functions as an industry-specific social media site, where you can connect with both local and international filmmakers who share your passions and vision.We were able to sit down with Christina and Aryeh to hear more about their new platform and learn about the fantastic community being cultivated at FilmUp. If you are interested in signing up for early access to the FilmUp community, make sure to sign up here and enter for a chance to win a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K just by signing up for the beta.PB: Tell me a little bit about the start of FilmUp. What made you want to create this community?You can host your own portfolio, equipment list, and resume on the site.FilmUp was founded with the intention of making filmmaking accessible and a force for good. Back in 2015, we realized that the greatest restriction within the industry was not the lack of talent, but the lack of resources and accessibility to opportunity offered to creatives. We set out to solve this problem by making filmmaking accessible.On FilmUp, filmmakers can represent themselves in creative ways, showcasing their work as well as their background that pertains to filmmaking and creating content in general. Partnered with Indeed, we offer thousands of jobs around the world, including ones that our own community shares. As the platform scales, we will be releasing new features which include free resources for our users. Whether you are in the heart of Hollywood, or in a coffee shop with a wifi connection, you are welcome on FilmUp. We are just getting started.PB:  What are all the things that FilmUp has to offer Filmmakers on the site?The new site includes a fully-loaded and pre-populated job board. You can search by role, skills, equipment requirements, and location, as long as it is included in the job description.Every filmmaker has a profile and each profile has a portfolio section where you can add videos, photos, music, and writing samples. It also includes sections where you can input your bio, credits, equipment you own, contact info, your social media links, etc. And with the community search tools and direct messaging features you’re able to contact anyone on our platform.The best part is, it’s completely free.PB: FilmUp already has an extremely popular Instagram page. How did you get it to rack up such an amazing amount of followers?We use our social media as an outlet to showcase outstanding filmmaking and creativity. We spend quite a bit of time looking for high quality content which the filmmaking community can learn from, appreciate, or get inspired to pick up their gear and get to work. We thrive on the energy of the creative community and look to give filmmakers a place to share that energy by engaging through the content we share.PB: Is there anything in the filmmaking community that you think is lacking? If so, is there anything your new site has to offer to counteract those problems?Looking for crew has never been easier. Genuine connectivity, opportunity, and resources. FilmUp strives to be your all-in-one solution platform where you can truly accomplish your goals as a creative, no matter what they are. Right now, filmmakers around the world are struggling to accomplish their vision, for very simple, solvable reasons. This includes the inability to showcase their work, find local talent to collaborate with, find opportunities, getting paid on time…We strive to solve the simple things, so filmmakers can focus on the big things.PB:  What type of community are you excited to cultivate at the new FilmUp site?We’re excited to cultivate an authentic community. We want everyone on the platform to be genuine when they set up their profile, when they connect with other filmmakers, when they share an opportunity, when they share their aspirations. With an authentic approach, we can ensure the quality of the community, engagement, and solutions.Want more on industry news and filmmaking? Check these out.ShareGrid Acquires BorrowFox in Plan to Expand to United KingdomDepartment of Justice To Remove Landmark Theater RestrictionsThe Pros and Cons of Forming a Production CompanyBreaking Down the Role of the Video Editing Supervisor5 Preparation Tips for Directing Your Next Commerciallast_img read more

Fajardo unleashes best game for Gilas in win over Chinese Taipei

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Read Next Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIREREven after having his best game in a Gilas Pilipinas uniform, June Mar Fajardo still defrayed the credit to the entire team.“I’m thankful to my teammates and to coach for the trust he gave me,” Fajardo said in Filipino after helping the Philippines hold off Chinese Taipei, 90-83, Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “This game showed us that we need to follow our game plan. We relaxed in the first quarter, but it’s good that we’re able to recover because of our defense,” said Fajardo, whom national team coach Chot Reyes hailed as Gilas’ savior against a resilient Taipei side.READ: Reyes says Fajardo ‘saved’ Gilas vs TaipeiComing to his own in front of a capacity crowd, fans couldn’t help but fantasize how much Fajardo can still improve in the international stage.But just like how he approaches any game, the four-time PBA MVP would rather stick to the system than hunt for his own stats.“This good game gave me a bit of a pressure, but I know all I had to do is to trust the team, trust coach’s system, and trust each other,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Reyes says Fajardo ‘saved’ Gilas vs Taipei READ: Gilas Pilipinas rallies, fends off Chinese TaipeiBut there’s no denying that Fajardo deserved all the praise for his stellar effort for the Philippines, which went unbeaten through two games in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.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 shutoutThe Cebuano giant fired 17 points and collected eight rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in what was easily his best performance in a tournament of this magnitude. Fajardo, however, knows that the win came with its own set of lessons as Gilas’ resolve was tested after the team had to crawl back from an early 14-point deficit.center_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

Australia Claims 2012 Trans Tasman Series

first_imgAustralia won the Mixed Open division two games to one as well as the Women’s Open division 2-1, while the Men’s took out their series 3-0.  Game OneMixed Open – Australia 8 defeated New Zealand 4Women’s Open – New Zealand 4 defeated Australia 3Men’s Open – Australia 5 defeated New Zealand 4Game TwoMixed Open – New Zealand 10 defeated Australia 9Women’s Open – Australia 4 defeated New Zealand 3Men’s Open – Australia 8 defeated New Zealand 5Game ThreeMixed Open – Australia 10 defeated New Zealand 8Women’s Open – Australia 7 defeated New Zealand 3Men’s Open – Australia 11 defeated New Zealand 3 To read all the match reports and stories from the event, please visit the Trans Tasman event To see all of the photos from the event, please visit the TFA Facebook To view all of the highlights from the event, please visit the TFA YouTube RJ Media, the company professionally filming the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, have put together some fantastic highlights of day three of the series which can be viewed on the TFA YouTube channel. The video shows highlights from Australia’s three wins on day three of the series and is a taste of what we can expect to see in the final product. To view this clip, please visit the TFA YouTube read more

6 days agoReal Madrid boss Zidane defends Jovic slow start

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid boss Zidane defends Jovic slow startby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has defended Luka Jovic slow start to his Bernabeu career.Jovic has struggled for minutes since his summer arrival from Eintracht Frankfurt.Zidane said, “He’s not demotivated. “He’s just arrived and he’s looking much better now than when he came in. He’s slowly learning Spanish and becoming part of the group. “I will be counting on him and he’s important despite the fact he hasn’t played much recently.” last_img

Swallowing 16B purchase of Flipkart Walmart cuts outlook

first_imgBENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart trimmed its profit outlook citing this year’s $16 billion acquisition of the Indian online retailer Flipkart, its biggest deal ever.The company also said on Tuesday that U.S. online sales growth would slow to 35 per cent, from last quarter’s 40 per cent growth.Since buying for more than $3 billion two years ago, Walmart has been bulking up online, buying companies such as Bonobos and ModCloth. It’s also tried to speed up deliveries while expanding same-day grocery delivery.The company says its online grocery pickup service is attracting new customers and shoppers are adding more items to their cart because of it.Walmart also announced a partnership with Advance Auto Parts, which will create an automotive specialty store on The online store is expected to be rolled out in the first half of next year. In a joint release, the companies said they plan to work together to explore such services as home delivery and same-day pickup in a Walmart or Advance store. The Roanoke, Virginia-based Advance Auto Parts operates nearly 6,400 stores.Walmart Inc. now expects 2019 adjusted earnings of between $4.65 and $4.80 per share, down from $4.90 to $5.05.Shares rose more than 2 per cent, or $1.93, to $95.75 in afternoon trading.last_img read more

Water main break Thursday morning near Montanas

first_imgParts of the Montana’s parking lot was flooded due to the water main break.Some area businesses are temporarily closed due to the break.No further details are available at this time. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Crews were on scene this morning, Thursday, as they attended to a water main break near Montana’s next to the Totem Mall.The water main break was contained as the City shut down water in the area.Crews are currently in the process of repairing the broken water main.last_img

Naresh Goyal pledges 26 stake in Jet Airways for loans

first_imgNew Delhi: Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal has pledged 26 per cent stake in the ailing airline as security for loans from Punjab National Bank, according to a regulatory filing. Last month, Goyal and his wife Anita Goyal quit the board of cash-strapped carrier as part of a debt resolution plan. Jet Airways Thursday informed the stock exchanges that Goyal has pledged over 2.95 crore shares or 26.01 per cent stake with Punjab National Bank. The pledge was created on April 4 as “security for existing/ new borrowings taken by Jet Airways (India) Ltd,” the filing to the BSE said. On the same day, over 5.79 crore shares held by him were released. Those were kept under “non disposal undertaking” as security for borrowings taken by the airline, as per the filing. Goyal gave up the chairmanship of Jet Airways, which he founded more than 25 years ago, under a debt restructuring plan wherein lenders have taken control of the carrier.last_img read more