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Clint Chelf double pass

first_imgClint Chelf is currently OSU’s second leading WR.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

Ohio State’s Projected Bowl Game, Per Experts

first_imgohio state quarterback dwayne haskins throws vs. michiganCOLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 24: Quarterback Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws in the third quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan 62-39. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Despite practically sleepwalking throughout most of the season, Ohio State woke up on Saturday and dominated Michigan in an impressive 62-point performance. The Buckeyes own an impressive 11-1 record and will play Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship.Although the Buckeyes will certainly find themselves in a New Year’s Six game, the real goal is making the College Football Playoff.There are a number of sites with bowl projections for this season. Let’s take a look at what they’re saying for Ohio State.Jerry Palm of CBS Sports has Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl against Alabama. This would be the first meeting between the two programs since the 2015 Sugar Bowl.College Football News also has the Buckeyes in the Cotton Bowl against the Crimson Tide.Eric Single of Sports Illustrated has Ohio State in the Rose Bowl, which would be against Washington.There are still a number of possibilities for Ohio State. However, we won’t officially know the answer until next Sunday.Stay tuned.last_img read more

AFC U23 Championships qualifiers: India to open campaign vs defending champions Uzbekistan

first_img Next ANI TashkentMarch 22, 2019UPDATED: March 22, 2019 15:49 IST AFC U23 Championships qualifiers: India, on Friday, face Uzbekistan in their opener. (@IndianFootball Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia will play Uzbekistan on Friday in their AFC U23 Championships qualifiers openerIndia junior team head coach Derrick Pereira said the conditions have not been ideal for the teamIndia will play Tajikistan in their last Group F match on SundayThere is no dearth of zeal within the new-look India U23 national team which has reached Tashkent amidst challenging climatic conditions for the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 qualifiers.”The conditions have not been ideal for us. But the boys have the potential to make the opportunity count,” head coach Derrick Pereira said.India will kick-off their campaign against hosts and defending champion Uzbekistan at the Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent on March 22. The match is scheduled at 5.30 pm (IST).India will play Tajikistan in their last Group F match on March 24.Pereira also mentioned the significance of the friendly against Qatar before coming to Tashkent. “We had a good competitive game against Qatar and the boys have learned a lot from the game. Hopefully, we can execute the lessons on the pitch,” he said.The team is bolstered by the presence of nine boys who had represented the nation in the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2017.”We, as a nation is on a rise right now. We are preparing for the future. We have a few players who played in the U17 World Cup, as well as a few senior players who played in the AFC Asian Cup this year. Collectively, we’re working together and we are up for the challenge,” Pereira said.Meanwhile, Uzbekistan head coach Ljubinko Drulovic said that his team’s intention is to finish at the top of the group.”We want to score as many goals as possible and win the matches. We want to finish the group at the top nonetheless,” he said.advertisementPereira said, “We know both of the matches are going to be very tough. But it is more to focus on our game rather than our opponents. We have information about our opponents. But we need to implement our strategy on the pitch.”India U23 National Team squad is as follows:GOALKEEPERS: Dheeraj Singh, Prabhsukhan Gill, Md. Nawaz.DEFENDERS: Narender, Nishu Kumar, Sarthak Golui, Gaurav Bora, Mehtab Singh, Anwar Ali, Asish Rai.MIDFIELDERS: Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Vinit Rai, Sahal Abdul, Amarjit Singh, Rohit Kumar, Anirudh Thapa.FORWARDS: Komal Thatal, Rahul KP.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow AFC U23 Championship QualifierFollow India U23 national teamFollow India vs Uzbekistan AFC U23 Championships qualifiers: India to open campaign vs defending champions UzbekistanAFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 qualifiers: India U23 national team are set to face defending champions Uzbekistan is their opener amidst challenging climatic conditions.advertisementlast_img read more

Changements à venir dans le service de transport scolaire

first_imgDes changements seront apportés à la façon dont le service de transport scolaire est offert dans la région d’Halifax. Des milliers de familles ont soumis leurs commentaires à ce sujet dans le cadre d’un sondage provincial en ligne. Le Centre régional pour l’éducation Halifax prépare une demande de propositions pour déterminer les options autres que Stock Transportation qui pourraient être utilisées pour la prestation du service de transport scolaire à Halifax. « Les élèves et les familles nous ont clairement expliqué les frustrations et les défis auxquels ils ont fait face en ce qui a trait au service de transport scolaire cette année, particulièrement dans la région desservie par le Centre régional pour l’éducation Halifax, souligne Zach Churchill, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. J’assure aux familles que des changements immédiats et à long terme seront apportés sous peu pour améliorer le service de transport des élèves. » Plus de 8 000 personnes dans la province ont répondu à un sondage en ligne dans le cadre de la consultation sur le service de transport scolaire. Les résultats ont démontré que les répondants situés à l’extérieur de la région d’Halifax étaient satisfaits du service. Les répondants ayant les plus grandes préoccupations se situaient à Halifax. Les trois principales préoccupations étaient la communication, la sécurité et la fiabilité du service. « Puisque les familles n’ont pas eu l’expérience à laquelle elles s’attendaient, nous devons créer un service amélioré et plus fiable pour eux, affirme Elwin LeRoux, directeur général régional pour Halifax. Le contrat actuel inclut des responsabilités qui, à notre avis, seraient mieux gérées à l’interne. » « Nous voulons que notre fournisseur de service de transport concentre ses efforts sur le transport des élèves en toute sécurité et de façon ponctuelle. Des changements que nous apporterons dès maintenant, ainsi que la considération d’autres options dans le futur, permettront d’améliorer l’expérience des élèves et des familles. » Stock Transportation continuera d’assurer le transport scolaire en 2019-2020 jusqu’à la signature d’un nouveau contrat. En septembre 2019, le Centre régional pour l’éducation Halifax assurera une plus grande supervision des communications et des routes et prendra le contrôle de ces responsabilités en septembre 2020. De plus, il embauchera sept nouveaux membres du personnel pour effectuer ce travail, à un coût d’environ 464 000 $. Lorsqu’un nouveau contrat sera en place l’année suivante, ce coût sera intégré au budget d’exploitation du centre. La nouvelle demande de propositions exigera que le fournisseur assure l’achat, l’opération et l’entretien des autobus, ainsi que la sécurité des élèves à bord pendant leur transport entre l’école et la maison. Elle sera également conçue de façon à ce que plusieurs fournisseurs puissent assurer le service de transport scolaire. Stock Transportation assure maintenant le transport de 23 000 élèves par jour entre l’école et la maison dans la région d’Halifax. Le Centre régional pour l’éducation Halifax prévoit de publier la demande de proposition pour le transport scolaire au cours de l’été. Les commentaires reçus dans le cadre de la consultation serviront à l’élaboration de la demande. Tous les appels d’offres publiés par les centres régionaux pour l’éducation sont affichés sur le site Web des appels d’offres du gouvernement à l’adresse https://novascotia.ca/tenders (en anglais seulement). Une nouvelle politique de transport scolaire panprovinciale est également en cours d’élaboration. Elle sera mise en oeuvre en septembre 2020. Les résultats de la consultation se trouvent au https://www.ednet.ns.ca/docs/schoolbussurveyreport.pdf (en anglais seulement).last_img read more

Boushies family meets federal ministers after acquittal in murder trial

first_imgOTTAWA – Colten Boushie’s family is in Ottawa to meet federal ministers after a Saskatchewan farmer accused of killing him was acquitted late last week.A jury delivered a not-guilty verdict on Friday for Gerald Stanley in the 2016 killing of Boushie, a 22-year-old member of the Red Pheasant First Nation.Boushie’s relatives are scheduled to meet Indigenous Relations Minister Jane Philpott and Indigenous Services Minister Carolyn Bennett today, as well as Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould on Tuesday.Wilson-Raybould, who is Canada’s first Indigenous justice minister, tweeted Saturday in the wake of the Stanley verdict that Canada “can and must do better.”Aboriginal Sen. Murray Sinclair posted a poem online saying he grieves for First Nations youth “who now see no hope,” and says Indigenous Canadians have been grieving for so long it has become part of their DNA.Kevin Seesequasis, a councillor of the Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, says Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents of Saskatchewan alike are reeling from what he describes as a horrible failure of the criminal justice system.last_img read more

UN agencies mount swift response as Syrian refugees pour into Iraqs Kurdistan

“With several tens of thousands of people having crossed since last week, this new exodus from Syria is among the largest we have so far seen during the conflict, which is now into its third year,” spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Dan McNorton told reporters in Geneva.“As of this morning, a further 2,000-3,000 people were reported waiting close to the Syrian side of the border, and expected to cross today.”Nearly 2 million Syrians have fled their war-torn country and registered as refugees or applied for registration, with two-thirds of these having arrived this year. According to the United Nations, there are now more than 684,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, 516,000 in Jordan, 434,000 in Turkey, 155,000 in Iraq, and 107,000 in Egypt.The new influx began last Thursday when Kurdistan authorities suddenly opened access to the temporary Peshkhabour pontoon bridge north of Sahela, allowing several hundred people camped in the area since earlier last week to enter Iraq. By the following morning, thousands had swarmed across the swaying bridge over the Tigris.On Monday, more than 4,800 people entered through this access point. Many came from Malikiyye city in the Syrian governorate of Al-Hasakah and told UNHCR they had fled an aerial bombardment that morning. Those who arrived in the next few days were from further west, including Efrin, Aleppo, Al Hasakah and Al Qamishly.“As well as people who told us they were fleeing recent bombings, others say they were escaping fighting and tension amongst various factions on the ground,” Mr. McNorton said. “Also cited was the collapse of the economy due to war and the resulting difficulties in caring for their families.”The vast majority of those crossing are children, women and elderly persons with many having camped in tents by the river for the past few days waiting for the crossing point to open.In response, UNHCR and partners have erected shelters to provide shade, and water and food distributions have been set up at crossing points. In Erbil Governorate, farther east, UNHCR has established a transit site at Kawergost with over 1,000 tents. The transit site is now sheltering some 9,000 Syrians. UNHCR has also dispatched more than 90 trucks with aid from Erbil. Relief items distributed include tents, plastic tarpaulins, sleeping mats, blankets, kitchen sets, hygienic supplies, water tanks, portable latrines, portable showers and electric fans. However, the agency noted that because of the scale and speed of the influx, some people still lack tents and have to camp under tarpaulins or other makeshift shelters. Another temporary site is being set up to house future arrivals.To boost rapidly depleting aid supplies in Iraq, UNHCR sent 15 tractor-trailer trucks to northern Iraq from its stockpile in Amman, Jordan. That shipment, expected to arrive this week, includes more than 3,100 tents, two pre-fabricated warehouses and jerry cans. Additional supplies are currently being organized, the agency said.In the longer-term, UNHCR said it is building a camp in cooperation with its partners and the Kurdish regional government, which is expected to be ready to accommodate refugees within weeks.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has meanwhile been working with UNHCR and has also been distributing life-saving supplies, including more than 125,000 litres of bottled water at Peshkhabour since Thursday, and 4 tankers of safe water to cover additional needs.“Our staff at the Peshkhabour crossing point in northern Iraq say that many of the new arrivals are exhausted and in urgent need of water and shelter as summer temperatures reach 45 degrees Celsius” said UNICEF’s Representative to Iraq, Marzio Babille. “Along with our partners, we are doing everything possible to ensure all needs of these new arrivals are immediately met.”UNICEF and the local department of social affairs are also supporting UNHCR at the crossing point to ensure unaccompanied and separated children are identified, registered and provided with all necessary support.UNICEF has also procured 60,000 litres of bottled water and 20,000 biscuits for children under five to be distributed among the 3,000 refugees sheltered at the Kawargosh transit site.UNHCR has urged countries in the region and elsewhere to keep borders open and to receive all Syrians who seek protection amid the fighting that has so far claimed over 100,000 lives since it began in March 2011. read more

Mens Basketball No 14 Ohio State stuns No 3 Purdue on the

Ohio State freshman guard Musa Jallow (2) attempts a three-pointer in the second half of the game against Penn State on Jan. 25 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State is back on top.No. 14 Ohio State (21-5, 12-1 Big Ten) upset No. 3 Purdue (23-3, 12-1 Big Ten) on the road with a last second tip-in layup from redshirt junior Keita Bates-Diop to hand Ohio State the 64-63 win and give them the lead in the Big Ten.With 2.8 seconds remaining in the game, redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop caught a rebound off a missed shot from senior forward Jae’Sean Tate to give the Buckeyes a late 64-63 lead.Ohio State junior guard C.J. Jackson launched a floater with 1:57 left to bring the game to 60-59. Just 28 seconds later, forward Andre Wesson knocked down a 3 to give Ohio State the 62-60 lead. Forward Vincent Edwards drew a foul on a made shot though to give the Boilermakers the 63-62 lead.Ohio State kept it close early in the second half, but Purdue guard Carsen Edwards took over the game, scoring all 17 points during the Boilermakers’ 17-5 run to sprint out to a 53-39 lead with 10:15 left in the game. After Edwards let up, Ohio State went on a 9-0 run of its own to bring the game back to single digits. The Boilermakers went on a 17-7 run to push its lead over the Buckeyes to 31-22 with 7:14 left in the first half. But the Buckeyes brought the score to within two with just two seconds left in the first half to head into the second half down just 31-29. Ohio State shot 42 percent from the field to 43 percent from the Boilermakers, and saw its bench outscore Purdue’s bench 18-0.Purdue received a bulk of its production just from two players: Carsen and center Isaac Haas. Carsen finished the game with 28 points and six rebounds, while Haas had 18 points and three rebounds. The rest of the team combined to score 17 points.There was no player for Ohio State who was able to produce much for the Buckeyes, but it received 18 points and 11 rebounds from Bates-Diop. Freshman guard Musa Jallow also had a career night, registering a career-high 10 points while making 3-of-4 shots from 3-point range.Up NextThe Buckeyes return home Saturday sitting atop the Big Ten standings to take on Iowa at 6 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. Ohio State beat Iowa earlier in the season 92-81. read more

Control and safety solutions from Lika for mining equipment

first_imgLika Electronic says its updated Easy-CAN series of absolute encoders and IX series inclinometers from Lika Electronic “are perfectly suited for dependable and accurate operation in tough industrial environments” such as mobile mining equipment and excavators.Thanks to its 30 plus year extensive experience over a wide range of industries worldwide, Lika Electronic says its has “a complete portfolio of solutions developed for the mobile and construction equipment sector: incremental and absolute encoders, contactless encoders, redundant encoders, draw-wire encoders, inclinometers. Because of the harsh operating environment, they are designed to handle dirt, moisture, vibration, shock and extreme temperatures. Furthermore they provide the highest levels of reliability, performance and accuracy to improve overall safety.”Among the latest innovations in the range are the updated Easy-CAN absolute rotary encoders and the new IX 1-axis and 2-axis absolute inclinometers. For boom rotation and lifting (pitch) angle measurement, “Easy-CAN series encoders are the cost-effective solution thanks to the standalone application and the simple point-to-point integration. They are ideal for Single Master-Single Slave networks and profit from all CAN benefits and the compact design.”Single connection cable and simplified electronics minimise the overall footprint and costs and ease installation especially in constrained space. They comply with DS301 and DS406 Class 2 profiles and include the whole packet of CANopen functions: position and velocity readout, scaling function, preset, extended diagnostics, etc. They are sturdy with high IP67 protection rate (IP65 at shaft side) and offer the complete Ø 58mm industrial flange and shaft options: 6, 8, 9.52, 10, 11, 12 mm (0.24”, 0.31”, 3/8”, 0.39”, 0.47”) solid shaft and 14, 15 mm (0.55”, 0.59”) hollow shaft. Easy-CAN series encoders are available with 13- and 18-bit singleturn resolution as well as with 24-, 25-, 26-, 27- and 30-bit multiturn resolution. Output connection can be either radial or axial for both cable and M12 connector options.IX series 1-axis and 2-axis absolute inclinometers with analogue and CANopen interface monitor the levelling of vehicles, platforms and buckets during operation (roll) and the pitch angle in the crane booms to enhance the safety and prevent accidents due to wrong manoeuvres and overturning. The measurement range is from ±5 degrees up to ±60 degrees in 2-axis models and up to ±360 degrees in 1-axis models with high resolution (up to 0.001 degree) and high accuracy (up to ±0.05 degree).IX series high quality inclinometers are compact, rugged and IP67 protected. The robust metal enclosure and the resin-coated electronics allow for high protection against mechanical stresses, vibrations, thermal shocks (-40°C to +85°C) and moisture. The output is either via current (4-20mA)/voltage (0.5V-4.5V) analogue signals or the CANopen interface in compliance with DS301 and DS410 profiles. CANopen models further add programmable resolution from 0.1° to 0.001°, complete diagnostics and optional anti-vibration filter. Cable and M12 connector options are both available with further standard automotive connectors on demand.last_img read more

HANDBALL HERO BEAT CANCER Daniel Svensson is ready for comeback

← Previous Story BLOG FROM VESZPREM: Gossips, big stars and celebration Next Story → EX PSG LEFT BACK WENT HOME: Rok Praznik is back to Celje PL! Danish player Daniel Svensson (31) is ready for comeback next weekend with his new team Skjern after many months of fighting with the biggest threat of current life – cancer.  Ex player of TUS Lubbecke began with training in August and his comeback is scheduled for the next Friday, ten months after his last match in DKB Bundesliga in December 2012.– It’s fantastic feeling and I am really happy about it. My form is better than on my last match against Hannover. I am coming back with more energy – said Svensson.Skjern will meet Ribe Esbjerg on Friday (19hrs). beat cancerdaniel svenssonhandball read more

Apple unveils new Time Capsules

first_imgApple announced a pair of new Time Capsules today, finally ending weeks of rumor and speculation as to whether they were planning to update the line of backup and NAS devices. The two new models come packed with 2TB and 3TB of storage each, and are available to order now from the Apple Store.The prices of the devices haven’t changed, even though each model has a full terabyte more space than the previous model. The 2TB Time Capsule retails for $299, and the 3TB model sells for $499. For comparison, the 1TB and 2TB models sold before the update cost the same amount.For those unfamiliar with the Time Capsule, the device works as a NAS when plugged into your network, and works seamlessly with the Time Machine app to keep your Mac backed up.Time Machine is included in Mac OS, and one Time Capsule can back up or serve files to 50 different computers on the same network. The Time Capsule even has dual-band wireless networking, and supports drive sharing and wireless printing regardless of whether you have a Mac or a PC.Storage aside, nothing else appears to have changed about the Time Capsule. They still have the same size, form factor, and features as the prior models. Even so, there’s likely a reason why Apple is unveiling new Time Capsules now, especially with Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion” on the horizon for this summer and iOS 5 coming this fall. It’s possible that there have been changes to the Time Capsule that will only become apparent when connected to a Mac running Lion.Until then however, the new Time Capsules are available now, and according to the Apple Store, they ship within 24 hours. Unfortunately for bargain hunters, the previous model of Time Capsule is listed as sold out in the Apple clearance store.Read more at Applelast_img read more

This Irish film explores what happens when a couple travel for an

first_img Sunday 18 Jun 2017, 7:00 PM By Aoife Barry This Irish film explores what happens when a couple travel for an abortion We spoke to its director about why he feels it isn’t a political film. Short URL 21,693 Views 62 Comments Jun 18th 2017, 7:00 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3445005 Source: Entertainmentie/YouTubeA NEW IRISH film explores what happens to a couple when they travel to the UK for an abortion – and the impact it has on their romance.Twice Shy, directed by Tipperary man Tom Ryan, is about a couple called Maggie and Andy, and charts their romance in flashbacks as they head to the UK for Maggie to have an abortion due to an unplanned pregnancy.It’s a very topical and emotive subject, given that the issue of repealing the 8th amendment to the Constitution has been in the news much of late. New Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been tasked to set a date for a referendum on the issue.Earlier this week, the latest statistics from the UK showed that Irish women account for seven out of 10 non-resident abortions carried out there. The same day, the UN Human Rights Committee found that Ireland’s law prohibiting and criminalising abortion had violated the human rights of a woman after she was denied an abortion following the diagnosis of a fatal foetal abnormality.And the day before these two stories came the news that a young girl seeking an abortion was held in a psychiatric unit, a case which caused much uproar in certain quarters.But Ryan says that his film isn’t to be taken as a political piece. Shane Murray-Corcoran and Ardal O’Hanlon.The film-mad Nenagh man – whose first job was as a projectionist at the local cinema – has covered topics like Barack Obama’s inauguration.He says that for this film, his focus was actually on the romance between the couple, and the impact a major event like an abortion could have on them.“[Abortion] is always brought up in forms of debate, so I thought it’d be quite an interesting movie to explore it and try and humanise it,” he says. “I wanted to do a movie that dealt with young romance between a young couple. That went hand in hand then with the abortion storyline. Through the abortion I was able to put the two characters to the test, test their relationship.”Ryan spent one year in the USA, working as a camera intern on movie shoots, before moving to London and working  on commercials. There, he met Fionn Greger, producer of Twice Shy.His first film Trampoline was written and directed by Ryan, and had a tiny €1000 budget. He describes it as “a bit of a learning curve”, but it wound up doing even better than he anticipated: “To all our surprise it took off and it did quite well in the festivals.I wasn’t expecting that.”It was, for example, sold to Amazon. All of this allowed him to the opportunity to make his second feature film, Twice Shy, which is due to be released on 23 June.‘It’s not an abortion movie’Ryan says he sees Twice Shy “as a movie that deals with an abortion, but it’s not an abortion movie”. He’s very cautious not to betray what his own feelings are on the issue, saying that it’s not a movie made to try and convince people to think a certain way.“It’s a romantic drama and the relationship at the centre of the film is put to the test by the abortion, so the question the movie poses isn’t is abortion right or wrong, it’s will this relationship survive,” he explains. “This situation – will it strengthen their relationship or will it break them up? The audience will come to the film and view it however they want to view it and make up their minds on it themselves.” Andy (Shane Murray-Corcoran) and Maggie (Iseult Casey)Ryan isn’t the only creator to be tackling the issue of Ireland’s abortion laws. Tara Flynn recently brought her show Not A Funny Word to the Abbey Theatre, a play which explored the same topic as Twice Shy. Writers Claire Hennessy and Paula McGrath both tackle the issues of pregnancy and Ireland’s approach to it in their books, Like Other Girls and A History of Running Away.Internationally, Ryan’s film is most likely to be mentioned in the same breath as Jenny Slate’s film Obvious Child, one of the last decade’s most overt films about abortion. But the topic is also explored – whether overtly or not – in Dirty Dancing, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Grandma.In the 2014 Polish film The Tribe, a young girl is seen procuring an illegal ‘backalley’ abortion, in a long and visceral scene.Ryan describes it as “not my place” to tell his audience what to think, or to tell them his opinions.“We don’t want the film to come across like that because then it becomes a political statement in a way as opposed to a movie,” he says. “We want this to be entertaining, we want audiences to enjoy the movie first and foremost and then if they leave talking about it and if they see the issue presented in a new light that’d be different. We want to portray the issue in a sensitive and compassionate way. Everyone’s story is different and every experience is different, and everyone’s opinions differ.”Ryan believes that cinema is the perfect medium with which to tell a story like this, and hopes that Twice Shy will help to “start a conversation”.Without spoiling the film, both Andy and Maggie do have differing opinions on the abortion also, which means that Ryan is able to explore the many sides to the issue.“We can only do our best with the stories we can tell, but I think that was on my mind moreso, to do the topic justice,” says Ryan.“With something like that you want to tell an engaging story so you know you’re not always looking to take stories from the headlines,” he says. “First and foremost this is a romantic drama and I’m drawn to character dramas. Abortion went hand in hand with the romantic story I wanted to tell. I wanted to tell a story of a young couple where we chart their whole relationships from how they met… Are they going to make it through this rough patch or not.”Journey to CannesDespite the recent discussion around abortion laws in Ireland, Ryan says that this film could have been made at any time in Irish history.“If you wanted to make an abortion film in Ireland you could make it at any time – 60s, 70s Ireland, even five years ago it was different to what it is now. But making it contemporary goes that little extra step towards humanising it for current audiences and keeping it current for people.”After completing his first draft, he spoke to a range of people about the abortion issue. “I would have kept up to date with the issue and topic regardless of whether was doing a movie about it,” he adds. “I think it’s going to be debated in Ireland for a long time to come the way things are looking.”The process began over two years ago, with the movie being filmed in just three weeks on a small budget, in Tipperary, Dublin and London. The soundtrack, in keeping with the Irish theme, features homegrown bands like Ash and The Coronas.Twice Shy was even shown at Cannes, an “incredible” experience which “was a dream come true” for Ryan. That he also won the best director award at the Irish Film Festival Australia has added to the experience.“For an independent Irish movie which deals with this sort of topic to be screened in Cannes is a testament to the film itself,” says Ryan.The film doesn’t delve into the specifics of Ireland’s abortion laws, instead letting Maggie and Andy’s story tell itself. “I didn’t want to take time in the film to explain everything,” says Ryan. “It was made for an Irish audience and we got very lucky that it has an appeal overseas as well. I think that’s a testament to the cast, who carry the story.”But he knows that making a movie where this is a major part of the plot means that some might be turned off it.“We have to face up to the fact that there will be people who’ll have their minds made up before they see the film,” he says. “But all I can say for that is for people to let the film speak for itself and give it a chance and watch it and make up their minds themselves.”Twice Shy is released in Irish cinemas on 23 June.Read: ‘I literally don’t know another female track-and-field athlete who hasn’t had an abortion’> Share271 Tweet Email4 last_img read more

Calombaris new challenge

first_imgMasterchef’s George Calombaris opened up his Melbourne restaurant The Press Club to the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (CPEC) on Tuesday.Calombaris became involved with the cause as his family is close to a girl that attends CPEC. He has “personally witnessed” the progress she has made since being there, Marketing and Communications Manager at CPEC, Robyne Sommerville said. Calombaris ran in the St.George Melbourne Marathon last year which is an important activity for raising funds for the Centre.However Calombaris will not be participating in this year’s marathon because of his Masterchef commitments but he said he will be entering next year. Calombaris is trying to motivate the Greek community and Masterchef followers to support the cause, Ms Sommerville said. Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (CPEC), one of the most widely recognised centres in the world for babies and children with Cerebral Palsy, will be the official charity of the St.George Melbourne Marathon for the fourth year in a row. The funds raised from the event go directly towards the services at CPEC. CPEC is the only centre of its kind in Australia that specialises in babies and children. Ms Sommerville said the centre has three of the world’s best specialists working there and that all of the children and babies go on to attend mainstream kindergartens and schools. Out of the 100 clients, 15 are Greek, Ms Sommerville said, adding that they usually have around 200 family members of the Greek children showing support by taking part in the fundraiser walk each year. “We all walk as a team and we have the biggest group of supporters in the children’s group,” she said. In Australia one child is born with CP every 18 hours, making it the most common physical disability in the country, Ms Sommerville said. Children attend the CPEC day program until they are school-aged then they attend after-school programs right up until high school. They currently have one client still with them who is attending TAFE.The St.George Melbourne Marathon is on Sunday 10th October and the 4km walk is known as CPEC’s walk as most of the people who participate are friends and families of CPEC children. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Anurag Kashyap quits Twitter after online trolls threaten parents daughter

first_imgAnurag KashyapVarinder ChawlaBollywood filmmaker and actor Anurag Kashyap deleted his Twitter account on Saturday, August 10, after his parents received threat calls and his daughter Aaliyah was threatened with rape.”When your parents start to get calls and your daughter gets online threats, you know that no one wants to talk. There isn’t going to be reason or rationale. Thugs will rule and thuggery will be the new way of life. Congratulations everyone on this new India and hope you all thrive,” he wrote as he informed everyone that he was quitting the microblogging website.In another tweet, the critically acclaimed filmmaker signed off saying, “Wish you all the happiness and success. This would be my last tweet as I leave Twitter. When I won’t be allowed to speak my mind without fear, then I would rather not speak at all. Goodbye.” Kashyap was always vocal regarding his criticism of Prime Minister Modi, his government and the evolution of politics.He also gave his two pence regarding the scrapping of Article 370 by the Central government. “You know what is scary, that One Man thinks that he knows exactly what’s the right thing to do for the benefit of 1,200,000,000 people and has the access to the power to execute it,” he wrote. Earlier this year, Kashyap had tagged PM Modi in a tweet by a Twitter user with the term ‘Chowkidaar’ in his handle. Kashyap wrote, “Dear @narendramodi sir. Congratulations on your victory and thank you for the message of inclusiveness. Sir please also tell us how do we deal with these followers of yours who celebrate your victory by threatening my daughter with messages like this for me being your dissenter.”last_img read more

Political Roundup President Trump At The UN And Another Health Care Bill

first_img Share It’s time again for our weekly political roundup with analysis of national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how it all might affect Houston and Texas.On this week’s edition: We discuss Pres. Trump’s warning to North Korea’s leader at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (Sept. 19, 2017), another health care bill in the Senate, Hillary Clinton’s interview on Fresh Air where she said she won’t rule out questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 election if new information surfaces that the Russians interfered even more deeply than currently known, and the likelihood that Harvey will dominate the next session of the Texas Legislature.Today, our guests are: Brandon Rottinghaus, political science professor from the University of Houston and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast; Craig Goodman, assistant professor at University of Houston-Victoria; and Andrew Schneider, politics and government reporter for News 88.7.last_img read more

Virtual dressing room uses Kinect and augmented reality makes shopping

first_imgIf you’ve seen the movie Clueless that came out back in 1995, you might remember the main character’s computer-programmed closet that showed the character in different outfits on a touch-activated screen. She’d scroll through articles of clothing until she found exactly the right outfit without ever having to try it on first. Fast forward 16 years and it looks like that technology, which was every teenage girl’s dream, has become a reality thanks to Microsoft’s Kinect controller.The Kinect was originally intended for use with the Xbox 360, but thanks to its open-source capabilities, people have been hacking it to make a variety of inventions, from Kinect-driven recliners to Kinect-controlled UAV quadrocopters. One of these hacks turns the Kinect into a virtual dressing room.Russian company AR Door paired up with Topshop, a British clothes retailer with stores in 20 countries around the world, to build a virtual fitting room for a new collection of dresses. Instead of entering a dressing room and having to squeeze into clothing, the virtual fitting room tries the clothes on for you. It’s simply a kiosk that sits in the middle of the store – and no, getting down to your skivvies is not required.The first kiosk was tested in Moscow. Besides using the Microsoft Kinect, it also uses augmented reality, which allows the customers to choose a dress off the rack and try it on without actually having to put it on. The customer sees his or herself onscreen with a 3D replica of the dress. The customer can spin around to see all angles of the dress, and can control the program with gestures. Moving your hand to a virtual button will change the dress selection. The nice thing about the Kinect is it’s so easy to use. The built-in camera tracks the user’s body and superimposes it to the 3D model of the dress.This isn’t the first case of a virtual dressing room we’ve seen. There was one popular model at this year’s DEMO conference called Swivel, and we’ve heard of another called TryOnBathingSuit. Both work in the same way as AR Door’s does using the Kinect sensor and augmented reality. The technology isn’t perfect just yet. The clothes still seem to hover on top of the body, instead of looking like they’re actually draped on the customer. Still, the technology is new, and these companies will hopefully refine their products more in the near future so the pain of going jean and swimsuit shopping can take a little less time out of our lives.With that said, this is still not a replacement for trying on the actual garment. You really never know how well something is going to fit until you put it on, and although it may look good on 3D-you, it might look awful on the real you. The virtual dressing room seems like a good idea as an initial try-on and to see if the style is flattering, but to know if it’s actually going to be worth your money when you walk out of the store, you’re still going to have to try it on in a real dressing room.Read more at AR Door, via TechTreelast_img read more

Quake is 15 Carmack admits it pushed him to the limit

first_imgYesterday, Quake turned 15 years old and reminded this gamer just how quickly time passes. But I’m actually grateful to have been at the right age to appreciate and now remember what a turning point that game’s release was for the PC and video games in general.To celebrate the 15th anniversary Bethesda got John Carmack to share a few memories about the development of the ground-breaking first-person shooter, and in so doing he has revealed a few surprises.Carmack admits that Quake made him “grapple with my personal limitations.” Even though the games today are throwing around orders of magnitude more detail, it was Quake that nearly beat the legendary Carmack’s programming and time-management skills.The reason it was so tough is because everything Carmack was doing was new. A 3D world, 3D characters, an in-game scripting engine, light maps, and of course the networking for multiplayer. Not only was that a lot of problems to solve, he had to do it in a timeframe that made sense for the release of the game. As we all know, he succeeded.We also learn that id Software was concerned about free-look mouse control and whether gamers would be able to deal with it. As for that all important multiplayer exectuable called Quakeworld, Carmack says it was almost accidental, but after seeing gamers still playing online even though transfer speeds were really bad, he decided it was worthwhile optimizing for release.Finally, Carmack tells us that as well as considering this game as “the golden age of modding,” he has Quake to thank for meeting his wife. She organized the first all-female Quake tournament which he pulled himself away from a screen long enough to attend and notice her.My first memories of Quake were how good it looked and how fast it ran even on poor PCs. id Software and Carmack really produced something special in 1996, and many gamers still play the game today.If you want to read an inside view of how Quake came to be, and how the games that went before it were developed, then the book Masters of Doom is probably the best resource and we highly recommend picking it up.Read more at the Bethesda Bloglast_img read more

Skype Is the Latest HighProfile Web Outage

first_img 1 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget September 21, 2015 Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. The last 24 hours have served as a reminder of just how precarious the strands that connect us to the internet can be. Skype is reporting that some its services have fallen over after a bug was found that’s preventing users from being seen as visible, rendering them incapable of making any voice or video calls.The news comes just a few short hours after The Next Web reported that an Amazon Web Services location in Virginia broke down, forcing some of the world’s most popular services, including Netflix, AirBnB and Viber, offline.The Amazon outage has been mostly fixed by now, and Skype is pledging to get its own issues shorted post-haste, but if any rival video call providers wanted to take advantage of the situation, now would be the time. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

The LLVM project is ditching SVN for GitHub The migration to Github

first_imgThe official LLVM monorepo repository was officially published on Github on Tuesday. Now is a good time to modify your workflows to use the monorepo as soon as possible. Any current SVN based workflows will be supported for at the most one more year. The move from SVN to GitHub for LLVM has been long under consideration. After positive responses in the mailing threads and in favor of the GitHub community, LLVM has finally decided to set the migration plan in motion. Two round-table meetings were held this week with the developers to discuss SVN to GitHub migration. Below are some highlights of these meetings. The most important outcome from the meetings is an agreed upon timeline for completing the transition. The latest monorepo prototype will be moved over to the LLVM organization Github project and has now begun mirroring the current SVN repository. Commits will still be made to the SVN repository just as they are currently done. All community members are advised to begin migrating their workflows relying on SVN or the current git mirrors to use the new monorepo. As for CI jobs or internal mirrors that pull from SVN or http://llvm.org/git/*.git they should be modified to pull from the new monorepo instead. Changes are advised to also make them work with the new repository layout. Developers are advised to begin using the new monorepo for development. The provided scripts should help to commit code. These scripts will enable you to commit to SVN from the monorepo without having to use git-svn. The commit access will be turned off to the SVN server and commit access to the monorepo will be enabled in a year. At this point, the monorepo will be the only source for the project. Keep an eye on the LLVM monorepo GitHub repository. There is a getting started guide to work with a GitHub monorepo and for more details you can take a look at the mailing list. Read next LLVM will be relicensing under Apache 2.0 start of next year A libre GPU effort based on RISC-V, Rust, LLVM and Vulkan by the developer of an earth-friendly computer LLVM 7.0.0 released with improved optimization and new tools for monitoringlast_img read more

Seven hotels in Saudi Arabia for Warwick Hotels Resorts

first_img Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Seven hotels in Saudi Arabia for Warwick Hotels & Resorts Tags: Saudi Arabia, Warwick Hotels & Resorts << Previous PostNext Post >> LONDON — Warwick Hotels and Resorts is continuing its expansion into the Middle East with plans to open seven hotels in Saudi Arabia.Warwick says the seven properties are scheduled for Q1 and Q2 2018 and are in key cities: Al Hamra Palace by Warwick, Dabab Hotel by Warwick, Makeen Homes by Warwick, Warwick Riyadh; four luxury hotels situated in the capital, Salsabil by Warwick and Salsabil Residence by Warwick in Jeddah and Warwick Al Khobar on Corniche Road.WHR has been in operation for more than three decades and in the Middle East since 2012. The current portfolio in this region spans six countries, including the UAE, Qatar, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia represents a promising future hence it was one of our targeted destinations in the region as well as UAE, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco and Oman where we are strategically developing our portfolio,” says Jamal Serhan, Senior Vice President WHR and CEO MENA (Middle East & North Africa).More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsWHR has 14 hotels in the MENA region complementing its business and leisure offer in other parts of the globe. Warwick Hotels and Resorts was launched in 1980 with the purchase of Warwick New York, a hotel originally built by William Randolph Hearst for his Hollywood friends. The WHR Group now includes more than 55 hotels and resorts in the U.S., Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Bali, the South Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Posted by Travelweek Group last_img read more

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