Huge crowd expected at ‘wedding’ to remember tragic Jasmine

first_imgOne of the biggest charity events in Donegal takes place this year when the mock wedding is held in aid of the Smile for Jasmine Fund.More than 200 guests are expected to arrive at the ‘wedding’ of Brendan McGlinchey and Ann Marie McNulty at The Banjo Bar in Castlefinn.All proceeds from the event will go towards the family of the late tragic Jasmine McMonagle who was killed in Killygordon in January last. Now the people of the area have together in a bid to help Jasmine’s young family.Today’s events begin at 5pm with a full sit-down meal schedule for 6pm – if the bride arrives on time!With The Logues taking to the stage at 7pm along with Chrissie Mac and Richie Remo, there will be a full two-hour music session followed by dancing into the night. And unlike most weddings, you don’t need an invite!There are still some tickets available for the evening Reception from reception in The Banjo.The late Jasmine McMonagle  Huge crowd expected at ‘wedding’ to remember tragic Jasmine was last modified: September 21st, 2019 by StephenShare 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

SA women win series vs Bangladesh

first_img“If we knew that the result would be 3-0 at the start of the series, we would have taken it,” Momentum Proteas Women’s coach Hilton Moreeng said after his side had secured victory. 17 September 2013 Bangladesh were well set to reach the target at 79 without loss in the 14th over, but two run outs and a stumping in the space of three overs brought the home team back into contention. The teams move on to a three-match ODI series, which starts at Sahara Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Friday. SAinfo reporter Bangladesh put in their most consistent performance with the ball to date, and had South Africa under pressure in the opening overs. The Proteas posted 109 for four in their 20 overs, which owed much to a half- century by player of the match and captain, Mignon du Preez. Du Preez (52) and Kapp (24 not out) shared an important 55-run stand for the third wicket, after the loss of openers Trisha Chetty (0) and Lizelle Lee (11) early on. ProudMoreeng said he was proud of the way his players withstood the pressure, and said it had given him an understanding of the character and temperament at his disposal in his squad. South Africa’s national women’s cricket team held their nerve to edge out Bangladesh by three runs in the third and final T20 international at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Sunday to complete a 3-0 series victory. Bangladesh needed 12 runs off the final over, with seven wickets in hand, but fell short due to a composed and effective final over from the Proteas’ Marizanne Kapp. ‘They put us under pressure’“I must give credit to Bangladesh,” Moreeng said. “They put us under pressure very early. The first two overs were maidens and we were a wicket down. “The partnership between Kapp and the captain put us back where we wanted to be and we had to settle for 109, which required us to go out there and bowl well.” ‘Building a team’“We are building as a team and it was important for us to start this home series well, especially by playing good cricket and learning from every game that we play.”last_img read more

Ohio Farm Bureau marks 100 years

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Farm Bureau is gearing up for its 100th anniversary in a major way and the yearlong celebration will include lots of ways to join in the fun.The centennial celebration features a member only concert by country artist Chase Bryant, barn paintings throughout the state, releases of centennial beer and wine, collector edition rifles, a commemorative book, limited edition artwork and lots of collectables including vintage T-shirts, pint glasses, hats and metal signs.Ohio Farm Bureau was founded on Jan. 27, 1919. The centennial celebration officially kicks off at the 2018 annual meeting Dec. 6 – 7 in Columbus.“100 years ago, Ohio farmers decided they could do more for themselves, their families and their communities by banding together. That idea is as valid, and as effective today as it was back then,” said Ohio Farm Bureau president and dairy farmer Frank Burkett III. “This is a great opportunity to remember and celebrate a century of great accomplishments by our members.”The Chase Bryant concert will be Dec. 7 at 8:30 p.m. in the Columbus Convention Center. This is a private, members only event held at the conclusion of OFBF’s annual meeting. Bryant is a Texas native and was named one of the “Best Things We Saw” at CMA Music Fest 2014‚ by Rolling Stone. The singer/songwriter/guitarist lists influences ranging from Merle Haggard to Tom Petty. Farm Bureau members can visit for soon to be released concert ticket information.The concert is free, thanks to exclusive sponsor Nationwide. Nationwide was founded by Ohio Farm Bureau in 1926 as Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and remains Ohio Farm Bureau’s closest and most important partner.The celebration includes a raffle for a Henry Big Boy 44 magnum, a Henry Golden Boy 22 long rifle and a Ruger rifle–American Farmer Edition. Raffle tickets go on sale in September and the drawing will be held at annual meeting. An additional Henry rifle will be sold at auction during the annual meeting.North High Brewing will issue a centennial beer and The Winery at Wolf Creek will offer a limited release centennial wine. A historical marker will be dedicated on the campus of Ohio State University to commemorate Farm Bureau’s founding at the university. Details will soon be released on the location and timing of the barn paintings.Farm Bureau members can get updates on all aspects of the yearlong activity by visiting read more

Deathcount: This Week in Online Tyranny

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#TWiOT#web curt hopkins Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting As I’ve stated elsewhere, we are a tech news blog, so humanitarian and political crises are not our bread and butter. That said, so much of the Jasmine Revolution has been augmented with social media that I think a brief (and insufficient) breakdown of what’s happened in the last week would not be inappropriate. There is no new tech news here, only important news. The loss of lives that can’t be undone. The tide of revolution seems to be breaking on a particularly rocky shore. If you have different death-tolls, please post links in the commentsBahrain: 12; one reporter detained, another ejected (source, here and here)Egypt: 13 in Muslim-Christian riots, possibly fomented by disbanded security police, rapes (source and here)Libya: 1,000+; four reporters missing (source and here)Oman: 6 (source)Yemen: 40 (source)Syria sentences imprisoned online writer to prison, frees a blogger. Syria sentenced Ali Al-Abdallah to three more years in prison for an article which came out as he served his sentence for signing the Damascus Declaration. He was due to be released in June but will now serve at least 18 more months for criticizing Iran’s clericism in an article. Kamal Hussein Sheikhou, a Kurdish Syrian blogger, has been released from prison after being arrested trying to flee the country with his brother’s passport. Charges against Malaysian blogger dropped. In another rare bit of good news, satirical blogger Irwan Abdul Raman, who blogs as Hassan Skodeng is now a “free baboon.” He was arrested last September for a satirical story about a make-believe press conference in which he depicted a large power company as standing against an energy conservation campaign. He had faced a year in jail and a fine of 12,500 euros.Thailand sends website editor to jail for 13 years. Thanthawut Taweewarodomkul, who runs the Nor Por Chor USA website, allied to the Red Shirt protest movement, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for three messages he posted critical of the king. Thailand’s affection for its royal family has translated into a lèse majesté law that the government frequently uses to cynically harass and punish opposition activists. Red Shirt photo by Honou Related Posts last_img read more

Deconstructing the Scene: War of the Worlds

first_imgLet’s take a detailed, step-by-step look at what went into creating one of the most riveting scenes in recent film history: the alien attack that launches the War of the Worlds. A well-developed scene has a million moving parts. Let’s take a look at how those parts come together to make something amazing. We’ll take a detailed look at the craftsmanship of a scene from all major aspects of production. From pre-visualization to the final edit, we’re going to discover exactly what it takes to create something iconic.For this experiment, let’s take a closer look at a scene from Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds. In this roughly two-minute scene, we’ll explore several aspects of the entire production, from previsualization, cinematography, staging, editing, and visual effects.Video via MovieclipsIt All Begins in Pre-ProductionGoing into any scene, you must have a developed concept. Set yourself up for success by storyboarding the scene. This will be the foundation you work from before you ever even call action. For a scene like this one, there was a long and detailed previsualization process due to the high volume of visual effects.I’m lost unless I’ve preplanned an action sequence – first in my head, then on paper, then finally, over a period of weeks, on film.  – Conversations with Filmmakers Series, Steven Spielberg Interviews.Image: Tripod concept design via Ryan ChurchSpielberg and the concept artists from Industrial Light & Magic didn’t just create static storyboards. They developed animated storyboards that allowed Spielberg to move around in the space and precompose his shots. By having this type of interactive storyboard, Spielberg was able to discover the best way to move the camera within the mocked up location space. He was also able to use them to give the actors a rough draft of the scenes they were filming.Video via TheMakingFilm™Set Design of the SceneThe right location is everything. You can convey a lot to the audience by the locations you pick to go with your scene. For this particular scene, the scouting team selected Newark, New Jersey. It’s close to the big city, but has a very small town community vibe, which was crucial.By utilizing a small township atmosphere, Spielberg was able to position the main character as an everyman, rather than a typical hero. Also, by choosing this location in conjunction with the narrative of the character, the film can now relate to a much broader audience.It’s important that you look at the location in the full context of the story and in the details of the scenes you need to shoot there while keeping in mind the logistical requirements that must be met to actually shoot there. – Katy McCurdy, Location ManagerCinematography of the SceneIn traditional Spielberg style, he sets up the action with a wide establishing shot, which includes our main character. He then gives us additional coverage of the scene to heighten the sense of space and numbers. He starts this by capturing a reactionary cutaway of stacked extras within the frame. This gives the audience a sense of unsureness and fear, which is amplified by the charging of the Tripod’s ray guns.As we hear this charging take place, Spielberg and cinematographer Janusz Kaminski use several framing techniques to increase the tension. It starts with a quick dolly of patrons looking through a shop window, then cuts to a rack focus from our main character to a man holding a camera, which connects to another shot momentarily. They end this build-up of tension by utilizing a sweeping dolly shot, starting off as a medium and finishing as a close up on Tom Cruise.By framing this section of the scene in this way, Spielberg and Kaminski are able to increase the visual tension to go along with the audio, which perfectly sets up the audience for the upcoming action sequence which jump starts the rest of the film.Video via TheMakingFilm™Editing the SceneSpielberg’s longtime editor Michael Kahn followed the pacing set by Spielberg and his crew.  But where Kahn really shines is when we have to transfer from the actual set location to a sound stage for a visual effects shot, and this happens during the department store sequence.For this section of the scene, Spielberg had to film Cruise running through the door of the department store, then film him in a controlled set for an effects sequence, then film him on location again as he runs out the back door. This, of course, came with some major challenges for editor Michael Khan. To get around these challenges, he got creative.To transfer the main character in and out of the store, Kahn utilized the movement of the people around Tom Cruise. So, as Cruise enters the store, he uses the crowd to mask his transition wipe. Then after the car bursts through the window, Kahn uses a b-roll shot of people running across the frame to help with the transition of Cruise leaving the building and running for his life. It is here that Kahn chooses not to cut, leaving a long take that allows the audience to connect with Cruise and catch their breath.Developing the VFX for the SceneThe visual effects for this particular scene are nothing short of amazing. There are so many moving parts in order to get all of the elements in correct relation to one another. This is particularly evident during the initial attack, as our main character rushes through the street while other citizens are zapped and turned to dust around him.In order to pull off this shot, Spielberg first worked with the VFX team at ILM in pre-production. They knew that they had to film a plate of people running down the street and pretending to be struck by a ray gun.From this plate they built the VFX work on top by mapping the frame and tracking the camera movement. This was then applied to the 3D animation software they used to create the various elements. Not only did they use 3D elements, but they used practical elements as well, filming the clothes and dust in the air. Once all of the assets were placed together within the comp and rendered out, we end up with an impactful scene that sets up the action for the rest of the film.Video via TheMakingFilm™last_img read more

Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome ankle injury in Celtics’ season-opener

first_imgRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:20Hidden healers treat Hong Kong protesters02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Hayward was playing his first game with the Celtics after signing a four-year, $128 million max contract to join his former college coach Brad Stevens.After Hayward was carted off, the Celtics looked distraught as they huddled at the sidelines.Celtics gather after Gordon Hayward is carried off— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 18, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Boston was in the lead 12-9 when the play was stopped. The Cavaliers now hold a 44-30 lead with five minutes left before halftime. Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Hayward breaking his left ankle on a play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Boston forward Gordon Hawyard sustained a horrific injury on his left ankle only a few minutes into the Celtics’ NBA season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.Hayward landed awkwardly on his leg after trying to finish an alley-oop at the 6:54 mark of the first quarter. He dropped to the floor and writhed in pain with his left ankle bent in an unnatural position.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LeBron gives Gordon Hayward some words of encouragement following his injury.— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 18, 2017FEATURED 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 shutout MOST READ Medical staff immediately came to his attention with fellow players from both sides also giving him support. He was stretchered out of the court. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kings shoot for 3-0 cushion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Kyrie Irving’s late flurry helps Celtics top Heat

first_imgBoston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) looks for an open teammate past Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Miami. Irving scored nine of his 24 points in the final 2:03, and the Celtics extended their winning streak to four games after holding on late to beat the Heat, 96-90. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — Kyrie Irving has done a lot of things in Miami: relaxation, offseason workouts, even the filming of an “Uncle Drew” commercial.Something he hadn’t done there? Win.ADVERTISEMENT Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Miami was held under 100 points for the first time this season. Boston outscored Miami 53-37 in the middle two quarters — holding the Heat to 39 percent shooting from the field and 19 percent from 3-point range during that 24-minute span. But the big problems that Spoelstra was unhappy about postgame were Boston’s edges in points off turnovers (21-13) and second-chance points (21-9).UP NEXTCeltics: Host San Antonio on Monday, looking to snap an 11-game losing streak to the Spurs.Heat: Host Minnesota on Monday, the fifth game in this six-game homestand. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Jayson Tatum scored 20 and Marcus Smart added 16 for the Celtics, who beat Miami for the eighth consecutive time. And afterward, Tatum marveled at Irving’s closing flurry.“It was weird because I’ve seen it on TV so many times,” Tatum said. “And I just saw it in person. I liked it.”Goran Dragic scored 22 points for Miami, which got 16 apiece from Josh Richardson and James Johnson. Former Boston forward Kelly Olynyk had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Heat, who were 7 for 31 from 3-point range.At 2-3, and mindful of how last season’s 11-30 start cost Miami a playoff spot, the Heat already sound anxious to get things fixed.“I don’t want to have a season like last year, when it’s late and we figure out things,” Dragic said. “We’ve got to do it now, because it’s important.”ADVERTISEMENT Cousins’ triple-double powers Pelicans past Cavs View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Miami was down 11 going into the fourth, then got within two on a pair of occasions late — when Irving got rolling.He hit a short floater to put Boston up 88-84, and after Dragic scored to cut the Celtics’ lead to two again, Irving pulled off one of his acrobatic reverse layups to restore the four-point edge.And on a possession extended by a Boston offensive rebound, Irving’s 3-pointer with 57 seconds left made the margin 93-86.“That’s what he is,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He’s a great closer in this game.”TIP-INSCeltics: Boston has won five straight in Miami, matching the longest such streak in franchise history. … The Celtics aren’t sure if Marcus Morris (sore left knee) will be able to play when they return home Monday, but coach Brad Stevens thinks Morris will be ready sometime in the coming week. Morris has already missed as many games this season — six — as he did in the previous four seasons combined.Heat: C Hassan Whiteside (bruised left knee) missed his fourth consecutive game, and the Heat still aren’t sure when he’ll return. … Miami had what became a five-point possession late in the second quarter, when Richardson made two free throws after a Flagrant-1 on Al Horford — followed by a three-point play from James Johnson. … Dion Waiters didn’t play in the fourth quarter and scored only five points.HELLO, AGAINStevens keeps a close eye on former players, and Olynyk and Jordan Mickey — former Celtics now with the Heat — are no exception. “I really root for everybody,” Stevens said. Same goes for Spoelstra, who texted injured Celtics forward Gordon Hayward words of support after the All-Star’s grotesque ankle injury in Cleveland in the season opener. Hayward considered signing with Miami as a free agent this past summer.SCORING DROUGHTcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa He’s now crossed that off the list as well.Irving took over down the stretch, scoring nine of his 24 points in the final 2:03 and the Boston Celtics extended their winning streak to four games after holding on late to beat the Heat 96-90 on Saturday night.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 shutoutIt was Irving’s eighth time playing at Miami, and the first time he walked off the Heat home floor a winner.“Just big possessions down the stretch (and) understanding you have to stay poised,” Irving said. “It’s unwavering in those situations like that. Winning time — so it’s pretty simple.” MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more

Suresh Kalmadi denied bail, man flings slipper at him outside court

first_imgA special court in Delhi on Tuesday rejected the bail application of former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi and remanded him in the agency’s custody for eight days. The CBI had asked for Kalmadi’s custody for 14 days.  During the hearing, Kalmadi’s counsel made some startling disclosures in court. He blamed decisions relating to tenders on M.S. Gill, who was the Union sports minister during the Delhi Games.  Kalmadi has been charged with cheating, forgery and conspiracy in awarding contract for the Timing-Scoring-Result system to a Swiss company. The CBI maintains that OC officials conspired with the private firm to award wrongful contract at an inflated cost.  The Congress MP from Pune, who was arrested on Monday for his alleged role in irregularities involving the conduct of CWG last year, had been taken to a hospital for a routine check-up in the morning. The CBI had grilled him on three previous occasions before finally arresting him on Monday. Soon after his arrest, the Congress suspended Kalmadi from primary membership and the government indicated that he might also be stripped of the chairmanship of Indian Olympic Association (IOA).last_img read more