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Watch Thundercat’s Trippy Animated Video For His ‘Song For The Dead’

first_imgBass virtuoso Thundercat has released an awesome animated video for his track “Song for the Dead”. The song, which originally appeared on his The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam, comes out today on the one-year anniversary of the release of his critically-acclaimed, funky EP. The piece was animated by Australian visual artist Ry No, and it premiered this morning on Adult Swim’s Facebook page.Watch the video for “Song for the Dead,” below.Thundercat hits the road again next month, and he has a three special West Coast dates coming up with most of his Brainfeeder label-mates. September 15th and 16th will find the group playing a two-night run at Oakland’s Fox Theatre (buy tickets here). September 17th, however, will be the true heater, as Thundercat will join Flying Lotus, The Gaslamp Killer, Shabazz Palaces, and the legendary George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at the serene Hollywood Bowl (buy tickets for this insane lineup here).last_img read more

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first_imgTommy Bonner has opted to quit Finn Park.Finn Harps have been dealt a blow following the decision by Tommy Bonner to quit the club.The influential midfielder made his Harps debut back in 2005 against Bohemians.He was signed by Felix Healy after returning home following a three-year spell with Wolves. He left Harps shortly after, and had spells with Institute FC and Dergview before being re-signed by James Gallagher for Harps in 2010.Bonner has been a consistent performer since James Gallagher brought him back to Finn Park, and was a regular under Felix Healy and Peter Hutton.One of Bonner’s strengths was his versatility, with the combative midfielder also regularly being used as defender by a succession of different managers over the years.Bonner was a regular at the start of the season and produced a number of high quality displays in centre-midfield, with his second-half performance against Shelbourne earlier this season particularly eye catching. However, in recent weeks he has had limited opportunities under Horgan and has decided to part company with the club.It is not yet known were Bonner will move to now, but it would seem likely that a number of Irish League clubs would be interested in acquiring the services of the midfielder who has amassed over 1oo appearances for Finn Harps. BLOW FOR FINN HARPS AS BONNER DECIDES TO QUIT was last modified: August 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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) Tags:Finn Harps FCFinn ParknewsOllie HorganquitSportTommy Bonnerlast_img read more


Donegal parent group launch first nursery rhyme book in Stranorlar – Pic Special

first_imgBabbling Babies a multi-lingual nursery rhyme and action songbook was launched in the Twin Towns Library, Stranorlar on Friday last.This collection of traditional nursery rhymes has been developed by Lifestart Services, with the support of Donegal Library Service, the County Childcare Committee and HSE Health Promotion and Improvement Service.An enthusiastic audience of adults and young children attended the launch which was held during Wainfest the Library Service’s annual Arts & Book Festival in October promoting love of books and reading in children. Early Years practitioners, teachers and Language Therapists have expressed concern about young children’s lack of fluency in their speech and reduced vocabulary.Child development experts have noted the fact that very many young children can no longer recite traditional nursery rhymes.Yet the research tells us that if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are four years old, they are usually among the best readers in their class at age eight.The aim of the booklet is to stimulate language development and promote the importance of reading to children.  Rhymes and songs in English, Irish, Polish, Romanian, Hindi and Kiswahili (Kenya) are included. This is the second edition of the booklet and Arabic and Chinese rhymes been added.Speaking at the launch Mary Walker Callaghan, Manager Lifestart Services, highlighted the benefits for children when parents read to them.These include developing their understanding of how language works, strengthening the relationship between the parent and child and developing a love of books.Maureen Kerr, Donegal Library Services said: “I am delighted to launch this second edition of Babbling Babies. The first book proved so popular that had it not been given free, it would have topped the bestseller list for several months following publication.“The book is important for many reasons. It helps children develop language skills. When parents read to and teach rhymes to their children it enhances the bond between the child and parent. The book in sharing nursery rhymes from around the world and honouring other languages helps promote inclusion.“I thank all the Council’s partner organisations for their hard work on bringing this lovely booklet to completion. I know it will be enjoyed by families throughout Donegal in the weeks and months to come.”Babbling Babies is part of a series of actions designed to improve children’s educational outcomes. The Library, Lifestart, County Childcare Committee and Health Promotion partnership is a Working Group of the Donegal Children & Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC).To date, they have introduced the Bookworm Babies library card for children 0 -3 years. This year the Word Monsters library card has been introduced for children 4 – 6 years. The Lifelong Readers workshops have been rolled out for Early Years Practitioners and Parent & Toddler groups. Future plans include Ag Léamh le Chéile workshops in primary schools and the introduction of the Ready Readers library card.Our communities in Donegal are very fortunate to have a high-quality library service with a staff of committed librarians who are always ready to welcome parents and children, teachers and classes to the libraries.In addition to Wainfest, activities for children are held regularly throughout the year – and best of all the library service is free!So do go along to your local library and pick up a copy of Babbling Babies for your favourite small people. Check out the books for big people too!There is a book there for everyone -from the latest books on the best-seller lists to the Healthy Ireland section where you will find advice and guidance on themes including Eat Well / Think Well / Be Well.As Albert Einstein said – “The only thing that you have to absolutely know is the location of the library.”Donegal parent group launch first nursery rhyme book in Stranorlar – Pic Special 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

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Cape Town plans ‘showcase’ 2010 Draw

first_img28 September 2009The City of Cape Town’s catchphrase for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ is “ready to welcome the world”.Rather than a catchy, throwaway line, however, city officials are working flat out to ensure they are true to those words, and are meticulously planning to ensure they are indeed ready in all respects when it matters most.Cape Town’s first opportunity to showcase its readiness for global sport’s biggest showpiece will come when it hosts the Final Draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on Friday, 4 December 2009.Thursday, 24 September was a public holiday in South Africa, but this certainly wasn’t the case inside room 1.40 of the CTICC on Thursday morning as over 100 City, Western Cape Province, Fifa and 2010 Organising Committee officials gathered to fine-tune plans for the Draw.Illustrating the city’s commitment to staging a successful Draw for the world’s football fraternity was the fact that the city’s executive deputy mayor, Ian Nielson, was personally on hand and an eager participant in the deliberations.While Cape Town is a picturesque city that receives its fair share of international acclaim for its many tourist offerings, the Final Draw for Africa’s first football World Cup will be a mega showcase for the city as it welcomes the world’s media, broadcasters and Fifa football family, as well as the coaches of all the qualified teams such as Fabio Capello, Dunga and Bert van Marwijk.With football powerhouses such as England, Brazil, Holland, Japan, the two Koreas and Ghana among the countries that have already qualified for the World Cup, excitement is mounting for the Draw – which will determine the tournament’s groupings and match locations.“We’re looking forward to the Final Draw,” said Nielson. “The fact that so many people are here today on a public holiday shows the great interest and commitment we have to host the greatest World Cup ever here in Cape Town.“The city is really starting to feel the bustle and excitement of hosting the Draw,” Nielson added. “But we don’t just want to host a very good Draw, but an excellent one that will be remembered for a long time to come.”An exciting Draw week is planned, which will showcase Cape Town and South Africa’s music, history, exquisite scenery, culture and, most visibly, the city’s showpiece Green Point Stadium – which will host one of the World Cup’s semi-final games.But before what’s set to be a huge party takes place in one of the country’s entertainment meccas, the hard work and grind that precedes it is proceeding well.Transport routes for the event were discussed on Thursday, as well as back-up routes, accreditation procedures, medical facilities, broadcast positions, photographer positions, media working areas, branding concepts and security plans, among a host of other of issues.And at the end of a productive day, the consensus was that Cape Town is on its way to being “ready to welcome the world” and making good on its confident tournament slogan.Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

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Go-ahead for Shoprite, Metcash merger

first_imgSouth Africa’s Competition Tribunal on Monday approved a merger between retailers Shoprite and Metcash Africa Group, on condition that jobs would be found for employees facing retrenchment.The Competition Commission had recommended the merger should go ahead, on condition that Metcash find alternative work for employees who stood to be retrenched during the restructuring.Employees who had applied for voluntary retrenchment should also be given the option of alternate jobs, unless Metcash accepted their applications.The commission had said the merger was unlikely to significantly lessen competition in the relevant markets.The tribunal accepted the commission’s finding and on Monday decided the merger could go ahead with the employment-related condition.Shoprite announced in March it would buy the franchise unit of Metcash Trading, which operates the supermarket chain Seven Eleven and Friendly Seven Eleven. 3 August 2011 Sapalast_img read more

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Get ready for GIFF 2014!

first_imgGet ready for the 2014 Geocaching International Film Festival!This year at the Geocaching International Film Festival we received 60 entries from over 15 different countries. After the team of Geocaching HQ judges carefully reviewed each entry, we are excited to announce the 16 finalists that will be screened at the second annual GIFF on August 15 in Seattle!Congratulations to:Geocaching in CanadaTheBarnSwallowsToronto, CanadaFirst to Find – The Woodland HuntCarboKnightLukeUnited KingdomLa Búsqueda (The Search)nitescoCiales, Puerto RicoC9 H13 NO3 (Adrenaline)Peter!PortugalLove GeocachingChiliconsushiLille, FranceGeocaching TherapyL’Avanguardia TeamMilan, ItalyCacheheartMudMen_GERLuenen, GermanyGeoDoubleOwen15Toronto, CanadaThe Two MountainsHurricaneJuanMiami, Florida, USAThe Deadliest CacheTheHunting YoshiAkershus, NorwayThe Lonely Cachereldiablo11811Bronx, New York, USAThe UbercacheDuck MuscleNew York, New York, USAHow to Geocache in ThailandRazMcCazBangkok, ThailandGeocaching with SasquatchFrisky BiscuitsSeattle, Washington, USARemember the FallenmrbrimmFolsom, California, USASpend a Little Time With YouHurricaneBrainAlbany, Oregon, USAThese films will screen at Gas Works Park in Seattle, WA from 8-10pm (psst… this is the night before the Geocaching Block Party). Log your Will Attend here!After the screening we will announce the winners for the following awards:Most CreativeFunniest FilmMost AdventurousMost InspirationalBest CinematographyAudience Award (to be determined via text vote at the event!)And, hey look! Here is one of our graphic designers, Roxxy, working on the awards now!Geocaching HQ Designer Roxxy working on the awards.So grab that picnic blanket and meet us at Gas Works Park on August 15th where you’ll find new friends, ice cream, and incredible geocaching films!Check out these stills from some of the finalists:How to Geocache in Thailand by RazMcCazC9 H13 NO3 (Adrenaline) by Peter!Spend a Little Time with You by HurricaneBrainGeocaching with Sasquatch by Frisky Biscuits And one last thing:We wanted to give a shoutout to everyone who submitted films this year! The judging was incredibly hard and we were impressed with the amount of amazing work we saw. Thanks again for submitting your films and we hope to see more from you next year.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedInterviews With Geocaching Filmmakers – Part 1February 16, 2015In “Events”And the 2017 GIFF finalists are…September 19, 2017With 6 commentsInterviews With Geocaching Filmmakers – Part 3February 20, 2015In “GIFF”last_img read more

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Troubleshooting for Video Professionals – Six Forums You Need To Know

first_imgKnowing where to look for the solutions to your artistic, technical and creative career problems is half the battle to finding the solution you need. These forums may have the answer.If you’re anything like me, your immediate solution to almost any problem in life is just to ‘Google it’. This is pretty much what I do when I’m at work and have gotten stumped by all the normal fixes. Someone, somewhere has hopefully had the same problem I’m facing and has been thoughtful enough to write about it on the internet. But then you still have to find their post amongst the millions of search results.Checking through these creative forums however, stocked full of the best professional advice money can’t buy, should save you some time. They each have an active professional user base that is willing to share their video production and post production knowledge. Some of these forums require you to sign up to post, but all are free.  Be sure to bookmark these links!Everything Creative – Creative CowThe first stop on any forum search has to be Creative Cow’s epic forum which has been going for over 13 years and hosts an eclectic range of topics from After Effects to Zaxwerks. Check it out here: forums.creativecow.net.  Creative Cow is great for troubleshooting Adobe, Apple and Avid video editing products, but as you can see there’s something here for every video professional:Color Grading and DITThese two are the most recent forums to hit the web in this roundup and mark a definite shift towards the accessibility of high end color grading tools for the masses, as well as the necessity of DIT’s for wrangling all this file based data.Lift Gamma Gain is a forum dedicated to all things color grading from basic techniques, to business approaches and detailed software specific queries. Right now there are some interesting discussions about: What to do during slow times, How to go about creating specific looks, How to calibrate a Eizo ColorEdge monitor and what the mathematically correct way to create a 3-strip look might be, to name but a few.Over on the DIT side of things DIT User is a brand new forum (currently in Open Beta) that will undoubtably gather momentum in the coming months. It has been set up by New York based DIT and colorist Samuel Gursky and while there’s only a small number of posts on the site at the moment, if you’re a working DIT anywhere on the planet, this burgeoning community will surely benefit from your shared expertise. If you sign up now you can join in some detailed discussions on things like how best to provide on set color correction services, for example.DoP’s and Their CamerasIf you’re a working or aspiring cameraman then you need to sign up to Roger Deakin’s forum. Scrolling through the responses from other community members its always interesting to see what someone who has been nominated for 10 Oscars thinks about things. In a recent discussion about how to film a dinner scene someone who describes themselves as: “having ‘no experience as a cinematographer (and can’t afford a ‘real’ one)” gets this free sage advice from Roger himself.You could buy a couple of single tube fixtures from ‘Home Depot’ to use as light sources for your close shots. The existing light might be a little harsh on the eyes. Buy some tracing paper to soften the light and make sure you buy the same fluorescent tubes that exist on your location so that you don’t have any colour matching problem. My gaffer carries a few Kinos but he will also buy regular tube fixtures from the hardware store so that there won’t be a colour shift between what we add and what exists on a location. Kinos won’t match the tubes that exist at your location unless you add gel to the Kino or change all the tubes on the location.Where else can you get that kind of access and willingness to share with absolute beginners? Pretty incredible.For those working with RED camera’s then RED User is the place to visit. There’s a hugely active and helpful community (over 14,000 people online as I write this) to take you through everything from building your first camera to coming to grips with RED CineX Pro or where to download the lastest firmware updates and a whole lot more.Blackmagic Design has its own official forum covering their entire product range from Live Production, Cinematography and Post Production. The forum is still quite young but catching up fast as more and more people download Resolve Lite or pick up a BMDCC.With Blackmagic Design’s new Pocket Cinema Camera announced at NAB I’m sure the 8000+ membership will quickly expand. As someone who is learning Resolve the forum always has plenty of quality information.There are so many great forums online.  If you feel something major has been missed then hit the comment section below and help share that community with the rest of us!last_img read more

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Star striker Didier Drogba retires from international football

first_imgThe 36-year-old striker made more than 100 appearances for the Ivorians and played in three World CupsDidier Drogba has announced his retirement from international football after 12 years playing for the Ivory Coast.The 36-year-old striker made more than 100 appearances for the Ivorians and played in three World Cups, most recently in Brazil this summer. He also played in two editions of the African Cup of Nations.Drogba says he is “proud … to have contributed to placing my country on the world stage of football.”The two-time African Footballer of the Year returned to Chelsea for a second spell at the London club this summer.last_img

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Dipa looks beyond Produnova, eyes CWG gold with handspring 540

first_imgBy Amanpreet Singh New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI) She became synonymous with the Produnova after her path-breaking show at the Rio Olympics but ace Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar may switch from the vault of death to Handspring 540 at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. After the high of Rio Games, where she claimed a historic fourth place finish, the Tripura gymnast has not competed anywhere due to an Anterior Crucial Ligament (ACL) injury in her right knee. She underwent a surgery in April and has already missed the Asian Championship. She will skip the upcoming World Championship in Canada too and return to action only at next years CWG in Australia. Karmakar, who celebrated her 24th birthday yesterday, revealed that work has begun to add a new vault to her skills. “There is a Handspring 540 degree turn which could be there (at CWG). Its a twist movement in the air. In the handspring front movement, its the most difficult vault but below Produnova,” Karmakar told PTI in an interview. Asked why such a change was considered since she is known as the Produnova girl, the diminutive gymnast said, “I just had an ACL tear so I dont want to take pressure. My main target is 2020 Olympics. If I can perform this Handspring 540 with perfection I can win a medal (at CWG). Produnova will also continue.” She figures among the only five gymnasts in the world who have successfully attempted Produnova, named after Russian star Yelena Produnova. Karmakar, winner of a bronze in the last CWG edition in Glasgow, also dismissed suggestions that having missed action for long would adversely affect her medal chances in the April 4-15 event in Gold Coast. “Thats not an issue since its all about practice. The standard of competition will be known to me after the World Championship. I will get to know what I need to practice, so I dont need to compete to know it. “Maybe I had a grade II tear before the Rio Games and it became grade III after Rio. Its normal in sportspersons life. The only thing is that the my practice time for CWG has been reduced by three to four months.” Her coach Bishweswar Nandi, who is overseeing her rehabilitation programme, further explained why he chose a new vault for his ward. “She already knows two vaults and now I am teaching her a third one. She can perform any two but which two, that we have not decided. The basic training (for Handspring 540) has begun and after two months she will start performing. “We will remove one vault. It will be difficult to leave Produnova but it could be (taken off). Lets see. There are chances to get more points by performing it (Handspring 540) with perfection. But Produnova is Produnova, if you can land perfectly, nothing can beat it, so we wont leave Produnova. “It all depends on how she shapes up in the next five months. If she can get perfection, then we will have a choice. Produnova could be there, it could not be there,” Nandi said. There are five vault categories in the womens gymnastics and an athlete is required to perform two different vaults to qualify for the finals. So far, Karmakar has mastered Tsukahara 720 and Handspring double front, which includes Produnova move. “After two months, I can enter the field, the rehabilitation is going well. I have to take my performance back to the top level. Its been four months that I have not practised. I have begun now and mostly it is swimming, multi gym, strengthening,” Karmakar, who is pursuing a Masters degree in Political Science, said. Coach Nandi said it is not because of the knee injury that they have considered leaving Produnova. “Rehab will only make her stronger. Shes out for six months. It depends on her fitness and body movements.” He also revealed how desperate, Karmakar is begin her practice. “When she decides to learn something she will do everything to learn that. After injury, she came to me many times crying and said sir, When will I start training again. I dont like just sitting when all others are practising. But I said no, if doctor has advised six months rest, we will start only after six months.” Asked about plans for her biography, she said, “Again it is my coachs decision. If he says sit here I will sit, if he says stand there, I will stand. Its that kind of a relationship with him.” At 24, she knows what it means to be a celebrity. “My life has not changed but its peoples perspective towards me which has changed (after Rio). They know me now, they know my sport. I have got a lot of support from Meraki Sport, Go Sports, SAI and I cant say enough about support from my coaches and parents.” PTI AT PM PMadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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