Warriors mailbag: How do the Warriors flip the switch?

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND — What will it take for the Warriors’ switch to flip? Do they need to simply lift their finger, or they need to fix the power broker?It’s an interesting question considering the Warriors’ current state of being. On one hand, the Warriors have become used to overcoming regular-season boredom before winning three NBA titles in the past four years. On the …last_img read more

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Quick Tip: Learn How a Color Grading Qualifier Works

first_imgLearn how a colorist’s qualifier works and how to use the controls to fine tune a key!Color grading applications have the ability to pull a key (similar to keying a green screen), but instead of making the keyed color transparent, the program uses the matte to affect either the selected color or every color but the one selected.There are 3 main controls, each having a few sub-control to fine-tune. The three main controls are hue, saturation, and luminance qualifiers.The hue qualifier limits the key based on hue. The center control shifts the selection up and down the hue spectum. The width control limits which hues are selected by narrowing the range. The soft control adjusts the tolerance (hues only partly selected are partially affected – basically treated as gray on an alpha matte). Last, the symmetry control lets you have more softness on one side or the other.The saturation and luminance qualifiers give you upper and lower limit controls, plus individual softness controls for either side. In color grading applications you can use any combination of these three controls, or you can just use one of them, giving you a huge amount of control in pulling secondary keys.last_img read more

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a month agoLippi: Sarri can’t complain about what he has at Juventus

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lippi: Sarri can’t complain about what he has at Juventusby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Juventus coach Marcello Lippi says Maurizio Sarri cannot complain about what he’s found in Turin.Sarri, after recovering from a bout of pneumonia, was in the Juve dugout for the first time in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Fiorentina.Lippi commented: “I don’t see anything in particular with the environment. Maybe he didn’t expect to find such a large squad. “He had a very tight squad at Napoli. But he doesn’t have big problems. I think there is mutual trust. “It takes time and he’ll need some months to change the working method and mentality, but everyone wants to change. Fiorentina played an excellent game against Juventus, so the Bianconeri went under a little in difficulty.” last_img read more

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Klaveness Names Its 1st NextGeneration Combination Carrier

first_imgNorway-based shipowner Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) has named the first vessel in its next generation of combination carriers, the CLEANBUs.MV Baru was named at New Yangzi Shipyard in China on October 17, 2018.The 83,600 dwt Baru features a length of 228.4 meters and a width of 34.5 meters. It is said to be a high-tech, digital vessel with new, innovative solutions.MV Baru sets new standard in environmentally friendly deep sea shipping: https://t.co/UFJg0Fmaf6 #KlavenessCombinationCarriers pic.twitter.com/CE63ETo8wv— Torvald Klaveness (@klaveness) October 18, 2018The CLEANBU vessels will be employed in tanker-dry bulk combination trades with minimum ballast, according to the company.“With the delivery of CLEANBUs, KCC will expand its (…) combi-service into the petroleum and petrochemical industry. These vessels provide the most environmentally friendly and cost-efficient freight solution around today, meeting the highest standards of safety. The CLEANBUs have up to 40% lower CO2 emissions per ton mile transported cargo, and go a long way in meeting IMO’s 2050 targets of a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions from shipping,” Engebret Dahm, Managing Director of KCC, said.MV Baru and the other four contracted CLEANBU vessels will be delivered from the New Yangzi Shipyard in the period from November 2018 to August 2020. In addition, KCC has fixed-price options to contract a further four CLEANBUs for delivery in 2020 and 2021.With the delivery of the MV Baru, KCC will operate a fleet of ten combination carriers.Earlier this week, the company was registered on NOTC for trading, following a successful private placement of common shares in September 2018.KCC was established in April 2018 with an aim to own and operate modern combination carriers by providing environmentally friendly transportation system with “the lowest carbon emissions in the industry”.last_img read more

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Fort Nelson vandalism at the Demonstration Forest

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – While Municipal staff were conducting routine maintenance at the Demonstration Forest, the staff uncovered a potentially hazardous electrical situation.Staff noticed the boxes attached to power poles had their locks removed and a ‘pigtail’ device was connected to one of the boxes.Unauthorized accessing of power is an extremely unsafe activity which poses a danger both to the perpetrators and other residents using the area for regular recreation shared the Municipality. Repairs are underway to the boxes and the Municipality wants the public to know when damage is done to public property it affects many people. They suggest discouraging those you see about to damage something and to report those who have damaged property.The Municipality is reminding residents to protect the community from the few who choose to put others at risk and incur costs to taxpayers.If you have information about the person(s) who were involved in this or any other act of vandalism to community property, you can report tips anonymously to the RCMP Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or complete and submit the online tip form.last_img read more

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Press bodies say need to reexamine OSA

first_imgNew Delhi: A group of press bodies on Thursday expressed concern over the government threatening The Hindu newspaper with action under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) for publishing articles on the Rafale deal based on documents stolen from the Defence Ministry, and said the legislation needs to “re-examined”.In a joint statement, Press Club of India, Indian Women’s Press Corps and Press Association said, “We feel it is time that the Official Secrets Act as well as law on defamation need to be re-examined given the potential of their misuse against the Fourth Estate.” Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The government on Wednesday told the SC documents related to Rafale aircraft deal have been stolen from the Defence Ministry and the petitioners seeking a review of its verdict dismissing all pleas against the purchase of the jets relied upon those documents. The Attorney General also submitted in the apex court that the documents on the deal relied on by the petitioners were marked secret and classified, and therefore, are in violation of the Official Secrets Act. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedHe had also sought dismissal of the review petitions and perjury application as they relied on stolen documents and said that today’s The Hindu report on Rafale amounts to influencing hearing in apex court and is itself contempt of court. “We, the undersigned journalist organisations express deep concern over the statements made by the Attorney General of India insinuating that reports on the Rafale deal published in The Hindu newspaper were based on documents stolen from the Ministry of Defence,” the joint statement said. The Attorney General’s statements made in open court suggesting that the publication of such reports and the documents “imperiled national security and therefore should be deemed as criminal, has the potential of sending out a chilling effect to one and all in the media,” the statement claimed. The implications and ramifications of the statements made by the top most legal officer of the government are not only for the media but also for the sources of information that journalists rely on, the press bodies said. The Editors Guild of India also unequivocally condemned Attorney General’s remarks before the Supreme Court pertaining to the documents based on which the media had reported on the Rafale deal, saying any attempt to use the Official Secrets Act against the media is as “reprehensible” as asking journalists to disclose their sources. The Guild, in a statement, also urged the government to refrain from initiating any action that might undermine the media’s freedom and independence.last_img read more

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SC says vehicles cause more pollution than firecrackers

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said why people were “running after” firecracker industries when it seems that automobiles were “bigger” contributor to pollution, and asked the Centre whether there was any comparative study on pollution caused by both.While expressing serious concern over loss of jobs of people involved in manufacture and sale of firecrackers, a bench of Justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer said, “We do not wish to generate unemployment.” Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”Is there any comparative study on what proportion of pollution is caused by firecrackers and what proportion is caused by automobiles? It seems you are running after firecrackers, but bigger pollution contributor is perhaps vehicles,” the bench told Additional Solicitor General A N S Nadkarni, who was appearing for the Centre. The top court said, “You must tell us some way of preventing unemployment also. We cannot have people unemployed and hungry. There are areas where firecrackers can be used.” Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed”We cannot give them (those who have lost jobs) money. We cannot support their families. Unemployment is there,” the bench said. The bench also raised a question as to how manufacture of firecrackers could be stopped if the trade is legal and people have licence to carry out the business. “Nobody has tested this in relation to Article 19 (which says all citizens shall have the right to practise any profession, or to carry on any occupation, trade or business). If the trade is legal and you have the licence for this, then how can you stop this? How can you leave people unemployed?” the bench observed. The court was hearing a plea which has sought a complete ban on use of firecrackers across the country on the ground that it gives rise to pollution. The apex court had last year said people in the country can burst firecrackers only from 8 pm to 10 pm on Diwali and other festivals, and had allowed the manufacture and sale of only “green crackers” which have low emission of light, sound and harmful chemicals. During the hearing on Tuesday, the ASG told the bench that the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) and other expert agencies were experimenting and they have come up with composition of “green crackers”. Regarding the use of barium nitrate, which was earlier banned by the apex court, Nadkarni said, “Barium was banned in firecrackers by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the Supreme Court also banned it. It was used only for testing purpose to check pollution from crackers.” He referred to the minutes of meeting of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and said it has been envisaged that product approval for the improved formulation shall be given by PESO by March 21 this year. “A meeting in this regard is scheduled tomorrow. Once the formulation comes and if there is any objection, then it will be dealt with,” he said.last_img read more

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Truck mows down TMC activists on NH60

first_imgKolkata: Two Trinamool Congress activists were killed in a tragic accident on National Highway 60 at Hasnabad in North 24-Parganas, on Monday morning.The incident caused traffic congestion in the area for some time. The situation was later brought under control by the local police. The victims, identified as Lalan Prasad and D Murli, were riding a motorcycle when a speeding truck hit them from behind. Police said that the victims were crossing the road on the motorcycle when the truck driver lost control over the vehicle and mowed them down. He then managed to flee from the spot along with the vehicle, immediately after the incident. It has been learnt that the victims were going to join an election rally of Trinamool Congress. Some of the local residents tried to intercept the vehicle but failed to do so as the driver sped up. Tension gripped the local residents after the incident, many of whom staged protest against the reckless driving of goods vehicles along the National Highway. The local residents rushed the injured victims to a nearby hospital, where the doctors pronounced them brought dead. They had critical injuries in various parts of their bodies. Vehicles plying through the area remained stranded for nearly half an hour as an agitated mob staged demonstration on the road. Police assured the local residents that surveillance would be conducted to check the vehicles that flout the traffic norms. Senior police officers later reached the spot and pacified the mob. They brought the situation under control. Traffic movement was restored soon as well. Police have subsequently started a detailed probe into the incident. They are also investigating to ascertain if there was any foulplay involved in the incident. Raids are being conducted to nab the truck driver.last_img read more

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New Agreement to Introduce Sex Education in Moroccan Schools

first_imgRabat – The Moroccan Ministry of National Education and Moroccan Modern Industries (IMM), a subsidiary of multinational holding ‘PROCTER & GAMBLE’, signed Thursday in Rabat, an agreement for the implementation of a new program to teach sex education in Moroccan schools, according to the Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).Signed by the Minister Delegate to the Minister of National Education and Vocational Training, Abdelaadim El Guerrouj and the CEO of P & G Morocco, Omar Channawi, the agreement aims to unite the efforts of the partners in order to raise students’ awareness on healthy hygienic practices and the importance of sex education.The same source added that the agreement, signed on the 15th anniversary of the partnership between the Department and P & G, also aims to inform, sensitize and educate young students in hygiene practices and develop their skills to adopt attitudes to face the problematic health situations, including those relating to puberty, AIDS, early marriage and family planning. Sex education, common in Western countries, is a set of lessons that help equip young students with the skills necessary to deal with the physical changes they undergo during puberty, the risks of unprotected sexual practices and the diseases that transmit through these intercourses.While sex education is part of the curriculum in Western schools, it remains a controversial issue in several countries, including Morocco.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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