Shoot, Produce, Edit: The Rise of the Pro “Shreditor”

first_imgIf you produce, shoot, and edit your own projects, you may find yourself identifying with a new hybrid term: Shreditor.Cover image via Philip BloomThirty years ago, the film and video production landscape was much different. To film a video, big or small, it used to take a team of specialists working together to produce, shoot, and edit the film. Each role — producer, shooter, editor — was a different person (or department) who could make a career and respectable living off his or her specific skill set. Nowadays, with the advent of digital cameras and prosumer filmmaking resources flooding the market, it has become necessary for many video and film professionals to learn all elements of production in lieu of focusing on one role.Those who have adapted to the new digital demands are sometimes called “Shreditors,” which is a combination term for individuals who are expected to produce, shoot, and edit their projects from start to finish.If you already consider yourself a Shreditor, or you’re just interested in what exactly the hybrid role entails, here’s a breakdown of what a Shreditor is expected to deliver — and how they can make the most of their new place in film and video production.The Neverending Role of ProducerImage via ShutterstockTraditionally, a video producer is someone who takes ownership of a project from the beginning, does the majority of the pre-production, and hires the production and editing teams. When working as a Shreditor, your plate is just as full, but at the added advantage (or disadvantage) of hiring yourself as the team to complete the project.If you’re the type that likes to take ownership of your work, it may be beneficial to see things through rather than delegate. It also means that you’ll be tasked with handling all the parts of pre-production yourself. That can include (but is not limited to) the basics below.Concept DesignScriptingSchedulingLocation Scouting/DesigningThe producer’s role is never really done. It continues through shooting and editing and requires you to wear different hats in order to problem-solve logistics like scheduling, script changes, and client expectations. If you’re interested in learning more in-depth about the producer role, you can check out our post “What Does A Film Producer Do?”The Multiple Tasks of a ShooterImage via Shutterstock“Shooter” is a rather loose term that incorporates many different roles in production. Whether you went to film school or were just given a camera at an early age, you at least have some experience with how to film and capture video. This knowledge streamlines well with setting up a production as well as putting it together in post.I know many Shreditors who would shudder at the thought of someone else being asked to film their footage for them. But if it’s really a one-man band situation, you’ll need to be highly knowledgeable about all elements of production while being able to multitask and give due focus to each one.Framing ShotsCamera OperatingLightingSound CaptureInterviewingWorking With TalentHere are a few resources for one-man shooters working corporate, documentary, and travel projects.One-Man Corporate VideoOne-Man DocumentaryOne-Man TravelThe Creative Problem-Solving EditorImage via FreemakeAs a Shreditor editor, it’s now your job to put together all the pieces which you had to manage. There’s nobody to blame or scapegoat or throw under the bus — it’s just you. That being said, it’s often your job to fix the areas in which you weren’t able to deliver and problem-solve creative ways to work with what you were able to get.It’s also your job as editor to be a conscientious voice throughout the process. You know what types of footage, assets, and editing windows that you need in order to put together a solid edit. It’s your job to push yourself to make sure you’re shooting for your edit in the following areas.Comprehensive CoverageQuality and Consistent FootageClear and Level AudioProperly Labeled FilesSet Schedule and DeadlinesLuckily, I’ve found editing as a Shreditor to be the most enjoyable way to edit, as it removes any go-betweens with you and the producers/shooters and allows you to work directly with the clients. You can find numerous articles and editing tips and tricks in the “video editing” category of our blog here — PremiumBeat Video Editing Blog.Depending on your line of work and experience in film and video production, you may very well be capable of performing all these roles together. It takes a certain type of individual to wear so many different hats while multitasking so many expectations. However, if you’re thorough and professional in your work, it can often be the most rewarding.Do you consider yourself a Shreditor? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Fruit wines to cost less in Maharashtra

first_imgFruit wines will be cheaper in the State. The Maharashtra government on Wednesday announced a cut in excise duty on fruit wines, except those made of grapes and mead, to ₹1 per bulk litre from the earlier 100% of manufacturing cost.The decision to reduce excise duty will be applicable to wines made of Indian blackberry, chickoo, banana, red dates, cashew apples and conkerberry and is likely to benefit horticulturists in the Konkan and in tribal areas.Prior to the decision, the wine manufacturers paid 100% excise duty on the manufacturing cost. As a result, the wines were costlier than soft alcoholic drinks such as beer and grape wine. “We have now reduced it to a negligible amount. It will boost the industry and consumers will benefit,” said Chandrashekhar Bawankule, State Excise Minister.A 330 ml beer bottle costs anywhere between ₹150 and ₹180 while table wine of 750 ml is available in the ₹250 to ₹ 400 range. Due to the cost difference, the wine industry in the State was suffering, said the minister. “Only four new businessmen joined the industry in the past two years. This decision will help entrepreneurs as well as farmers,” said the minister.Meanwhile, the State Excise Department earned a revenue of ₹25,323 crore in financial year 2018-19. In 2016-17, the State witnessed a 10% growth in revenues. In the next two years, the growth was 9% and 16.5% respectively.Decentralisation of responsibilities and ease of doing business through the online medium has helped the government with the excise department’s functioning, the minister said. “One of the reasons for an increase in the department’s revenue is the ease of doing business mechanism, adopted in issuing permits and licences in manufacturing as well as alcohol sale,” said Mr. Bawankule.last_img read more

UST rules UAAP Season 80 poomsae

first_imgLATEST STORIES Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Reyes, on the other hand, won the male individual event with 8.435 points, besting Ateneo’s Marvin Gabriel Vidal (8.270) and De La Salle’s McAvyngyr Alob (8.130).The two joined forces to earn the gold in the mixed pair after registering 8.395 points. De La Salle’s Angelica Gaw and Raphael Enrico Mella (8.250) finished in second while UP’s Janna Oliva and Jayboy Buenavista (8.235) came in third.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Green Archers, who were the champions last season, settled for second overall with a 1 gold, 2 silvers and a bronze medal while Far Eastern University was the other podium finisher after bagging one gold and one bronze.Meanwhile, the men’s and women’s Taekwondo will begin on Wednesday, 9 a.m. at the same venue. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Herndon comfortable at Star: ‘I feel I belong here’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending 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 UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas ruled UAAP poomsae once more.University of Santo Tomas banked on seniors Jocel Ninobla and Rodolfo Reyes to regain the title in the UAAP Season 80 poomsae competitions Tuesday at Blue Eagle Gym.Ninobla scored 8.250 points to rule the female individual category, edging Rinna Babanto of De La Salle and Patricia Jubelar of University of the Philippines, who registered an 8.165 and 8.115, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

Meggie Ochoa settles for bronze due to technicality in World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Carving her name in the sport with a gold medal in the previous world championships, Ochoa grappled with Amber Rymartz Freitas of Team Gracie Barra in a winning position that could have sent her to another finals’ appearance.But with 10 seconds left, Ochoa was disqualified due to technicality, bidding the title in the -48.5kg brown belt rooster weight division adieu.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I was trying to submit the foot and we rolled into an illegal position,” said Ochoa, who defeated Luna Barea of Spain and Japan’s Iori Echigo in the preliminaries to set up a semifinal clash with Freitas.Ochoa, seeking for a possible qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where the sport will make its debut, is focused on winning the gold medal in the coming 30th Southeast Asian Games. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Margarita “Meggie” Ochoa came within a step closer to another trip atop the podium only to lose her footing through a technical miscue. Jiu-jitsu champ battles Philippines’ sex abuse scourge PLAY LIST 01:42Jiu-jitsu champ battles Philippines’ sex abuse scourge01:43Jiu-jitsu champ battles Philippines’ sex abuse scourge00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Up next for the Asian Games bronze medalist is the JJAU Asian Championship in Mongolia next month.Ochoa ruled the 49kg women’s seniors class in the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship in Malmo, Sweden in November last year apart from capturing the gold in the Jiu-Jitsu World Tour in London last March. MOST READ The face of the country’s promising jiujitsu program eventually settled for the bronze medal in the World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too PVL: PetroGazz stays unbeaten, handily beats BaliPure Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

IPL 2016: Kings XI Punjab lose Shaun Marsh to back injury

first_imgKings XI Punjab suffered a major setback to their campaign after Australian batsman Shaun Marsh was ruled out of the Indian Premier League 2016 with a back injury. (Full IPL Coverage)KXIP, who are languishing at the bottom of the table, started paving their road to recovery with a convincing victory over table-toppers Gujarat Lions. Earlier, KXIP had sacked David Miller as captain and replaced him with Murali Vijay, who continued his good run with another fine half-century in a winning cause.Left-arm spinner Axar Patel snared the first hat-trick of the season and the whole group seemed eager to bounce back and start afresh. But Marsh’s injury is bound to demoralise the squad.The left-handed Australian batsman had been one of the driving forces in the batting line-up with scores of 13, 4, 56 not out, 40, 45 and 1 this year.Marsh joins a star-studded list of injured players. Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen, South African T20 captain Faf du Plessis, Australian skipper Steve Smith, all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and Sri Lankan pace ace Lasith Malinga were also ruled out of the IPL 2016.last_img read more

Man Utd and Leeds to face off in Australia

first_imgManchester United will take on Leeds United in Perth next July during a pre-season tour of Australia that will also see them take on A-League side Perth Glory.The Red Devils have confirmed their entire first-team are set to make the trip Down Under to kick off their preparations for the 2019-20 season with a match against Perth Glory on July 13 before meeting with Leeds on July 17.Perth’s Optus Stadium – which recently won Project of the Year at The Stadium Business Awards in London – will host both games. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Sydney fans will could also get a taste of the action with unconfirmed reports Leeds will take on the Western Sydney Wanderers at the brand new Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta on July 21.Manchester United last travelled to Australia to play the A-League All Stars at ANZ Stadium, Sydney in 2013 and have toured Down Under four times previously – including a trip to Perth in 1975. It will be the first time the Red Devils have played against Leeds since a 3-0 win in a 2011 League Cup match.Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, is excited to bringing his side back to Australia after nearly six years away.“Our pre-season tour is an integral part of the squad’s preparation for the forthcoming season and after what will be a forty-four year absence since we last played in Perth, we are delighted to be returning to Western Australia to play not just one, but two games against Perth Glory and Leeds United,” Woodward said.“As well as preparing for the season ahead, the club will also have the opportunity to engage with our loyal fans in Australia, who last got the chance to see us play in Sydney in 2013.”Tickets for the games are set to go on sale November 29.last_img read more

Andy Murray joins strong men’s singles roster at 2018 China Open

first_imgFormer world No.1 Andy Murray, who is attempting to make a comeback in tennis after the hip surgery he underwent in January, confirmed that he will participate in the China Open tennis tournament.The tournament organisers announced on Tuesday about the entry of the three-time Grand Slam to the list of participants for 2018. Murray won the China Open in 2016 but was unable to defend his title in 2017 due to hip injury.Murray’s participation in 2018 will mark his fourth China Open appearance.The China Open 2018 will take place in Beijing at the National Tennis Center from September 23 to October 7.Along with Murray, there are other big names that will play in Beijing this year. Defending champion Rafael Nadal, 2009 US Open winner Juan Martin del Potro and the Next Gen star Alexander Zverev, have all made their entries into the tournament.While the men’s field is expected to be extremely competitive, women’s field will not be behind. With the top 47 women’s players in the world set to appear at the WTA premier mandatory event, women’s side of the tournament is expected to have some cracking contests as well.Also read -Murray fights back to beat McDonald in first round of Washington OpenIt was in 2010 that Murray made his China Open debut. In 2014, Murray came to Beijing as an Olympic gold medallist and reached the semi-finals, where he lost ot Novak Djokovic.However, in 2016, when Murray came as a Wimbledon champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist, he went the distance and won the title. In 2017, his hip injury did not allow him to defend his title in Beijing.advertisementMurray has won a total of 45 ATP World Tour singles titles in his career so far and it includes two Wimbledon titles and one US Open.Also read – Cincinnati Open: Andy Murray, Victoria Azarenka get wild cardsHis first Wimbledon win made him the first British man to earn the singles title in London in 77 years. Finishing 2016 ranked number one in the world, Murray held that ranking for eight weeks.Murray has also earned Olympic gold medals in singles twice and in 2015, he helped Britain win their first Davis Cup title since 1936.A hip injury that derailed Murray for much of 2017 continued to plague him in 2018. It was not until June that he returned to competition, competing in two Wimbledon warm-up tournaments.(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

MS Dhoni biopic screened in Chennai theatre on cricketer’s birthday. See pics

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni turned 38 today. The former captain of Indian cricket team was born on July 7, 1981 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. He made his ODI debut in December 2004 against Bangladesh and continues to represent India at the global level.Meanwhile, when actor Sushant Singh Rajput stepped into his shoes in the 2016 sports biopic MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, cinephiles including his die-hard fans were introduced to the real life story of the legendary cricketer on the big screen.According to ANI, on Dhoni’s 38th birthday today, a cinema hall organised a special screening of the biopic in Chennai, after three years of its release, which stars Sushant alongside Kiara Advani and Disha Patani.#TamilNadu: Special screening of movie M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story organized at Vettri Theatre in Chennai today, to celebrate birthday of cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He turned 38 today. #MSDhoni (@ANI) July 7, 2019Directed by Neeraj Pandey, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story hit the screens on September 30, 2016. It also stars Anupam Kher and Bhumika Chawla in the pivotal roles.The biopic traces Dhoni’s journey from his school days in Ranchi to Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The story ends in 2011, with India lifting the World Cup, the win that saw Dhoni’s captaincy being discussed all over the country.Watch the official trailer of MS Dhoni: The Untold StoryALSO READ | MS Dhoni The Untold Story movie review: Making Dhoni great again!ALSO READ | Before MS Dhoni The Untold Story, how have cricket-based Hindi films fared at the box office?advertisementALSO WATCH | MS Dhoni The Untold Story review: Another biopic turned into a sluggish melodramalast_img read more

‘Man Utd need a Messi or Ronaldo to win CL’

first_imgManchester United ‘Man Utd need a Messi or Ronaldo’ – Superstar required for Champions League triumph, says Ferdinand Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 14:45 28/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(16) Ronaldo, Mourinho, Messi split Getty Manchester United UEFA Champions League CSKA Moskva v Manchester United CSKA Moskva Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo The former Red Devils defender sees Jose Mourinho’s side heading in the right direction, but wonders whether they have enough game-changing quality Manchester United will need a “superstar” in the Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo mould if they are to win the Champions League, says Rio Ferdinand.The Red Devils have enjoyed a positive opening to their 2017-18 campaign at home and abroad.United 11/1 to win CL with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Jose Mourinho’s side remain unbeaten in the Premier League, to sit joint-top of the table, and have collected maximum points from two group stage outings in Europe.They made light work of a tricky trip to CSKA Moscow in their latest continental fixture, as Anthony Martial inspired them to a 4-1 victory, but Ferdinand believes more game-changing quality will be required if United are to go all the way and challenge the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.The former Red Devils defender told BT Sport : “Power and speed has been brought into this Manchester United team but you need more than that to win the Champions League – you need a superstar in your team to be the go-to guy when things are tight.“If you look at the Real Madrid team that have won it in recent seasons they’ve had a Cristiano Ronaldo and lately Isco, or Barcelona had Lionel Messi and Neymar.Rio Ferdinand Manchester United Champions League superstar“You need a star player and Man United have got players that could become that, but we need to find out who that will be and if they can reach that level.“Winning the trophies Man United did last season is good experience for this squad and with the age of the players there’s plenty of potential there, but there are still steps to go.”Martial’s pace and Romelu Lukaku’s finishing helped United to a convincing victory in Russia on Wednesday.The former tormented CSKA for 70 minutes before being replaced, with his direct running creating opportunities for team-mates, while he also converted a first-half penalty.Lukaku, meanwhile, netted twice to stretch his remarkable record since joining United for £75 million over the summer, with the Belgian having now scored 10 times in just nine games.last_img read more

St Clair leaves Chelsea after rejecting new deal

first_imgTransfers Chelsea starlet St Clair leaves for Venezia after rejecting new deal Chris Burton 20:32 6/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harvey St Clair Chelsea Getty Transfers Chelsea Venezia Serie A Premier League The 19-year-old midfielder has opted against penning fresh terms at Stamford Bridge and will instead look to continue his development in Italy Chelsea have seen highly-rated midfielder Harvey St Clair opt against signing a new contract at Stamford Bridge and instead complete a move to Venezia.The 19-year-old had been on the Blues’ books since joining their U8 team, progressing through the ranks to make his bow for the U18s at just 15 years of age.He was highly regarded in west London, but he has opted to continue his development elsewhere. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move St Clair told the Scottish FA’s official website: “I’m really pleased that everything’s settled because it’s been on my mind for months.“I’ll go out to Italy on July 7 to start pre-season preparations and I’m looking forward to it already, but it was a really difficult decision to leave Chelsea and one I didn’t take lightly.“It’s been a very hard decision for me and my family. I first trained with Chelsea when I was six years old so I’ve been associated with the club for a long time now. They’ve done so much to help me over that period of time.“They’re a great club with an unbelievable academy. I just feel like it’s the right decision for me at this point in my career.“I really want to be playing regular first-team football if I can and with the depth of talent Chelsea have available to them then I just didn’t see that happening in the short term.“That’s absolutely not a criticism of them – just a fact of life. It’s the level that they’re at.“Venezia are really ambitious and looking to go places and, like I said, my focus is to be playing first-team football. It’s something I feel I need at this age.”With his current contract set to expire at the end of June, Chelsea had been hoping to put fresh terms in place for a man who made 17 appearances for their U23 side last season.He netted three goals and provided three assists in those outings, but was reluctant to commit to an extended stay.Welcome Harvey St Clair! 🙌🏻🦁👉🏻— Venezia FC (@VeneziaFC_IT) June 16, 2018Instead, St Clair has taken the decision to link up with an outfit currently turning out in Serie B.Having completed a medical with Venezia, a youngster who won the FA Youth Cup and U18 Premier League with Chelsea has signed a four-year deal.He will now be hoping to build on a productive summer which has already delivered productive outings at the 2018 Toulon Tournament.St Clair formed part of the Scotland side which reached the semi-finals of that competition before losing 3-1 to eventual winners England.Those efforts were reported to have attracted interest from the likes of Watford and Zenit St Petersburg, but they have been left empty-handed.The talented teenager feels that a permanent switch, rather than the loans Chelsea are partial to, will better serve his efforts to fulfil his undoubted potential in the years to come.last_img read more

Touch Football Online

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) has recently designed and released the new banner for SportingPulse online systems used by the Touch Football community. This is just a small part of TFA’s re-branding objective, and continuous technological developments for the current strategic cycle.The Touch Football Online tool is the ‘official Membership and Payments system of TouchFootball Australia’, and is available for all recognised affiliates. It helps affiliates maintain their organisation’s membership and financial details.No matter the size or scope of your affiliate, SportingPulse Membership can build new efficiencies into your business processes, saving you time while enabling you to manage your membership information the right way.For more information, please click on the attached memo. Related Filestouch_football_online-_banner_release-pdfRelated LinksTouch Football Onlinelast_img read more

Empty stands take the shine off IAAF World Championships in Doha

first_img Reuters DohaOctober 1, 2019UPDATED: October 1, 2019 10:05 IST More than half of the Khalifa Stadium was empty during the men’s 100m final (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLow attendance has been cause of concern at Doha World ChampionshipsThe 48,000-capacity venue was barely half full for the men’s 100m finalThe public have also been absent from the road racesThe embarrassingly low attendance at the world athletics championships was blamed on late start times and a boycott of the country by other nations in the region by the event’s organisers on Monday.Athletes, pundits and global television audiences have widely criticised the poor turnout at the air-conditioned Khalifa Stadium over the first three days of competition.The 48,000-capacity venue was barely half full for the men’s 100 metres final on Saturday.On Sunday, when the women’s 100 metres headlined the action, it was almost completely empty and pole vault bronze medallist Ekaterini Stefanidi said it was the smallest crowd she had competed in front of this year, including at the Greek national championship.The absence of cheering fans meant the United States team who won the inaugural 4×400 metres mixed relay title on Sunday opted not to run a lap of honour and disappeared straight down the exit tunnel.The public have also been absent from the road races, held near the waterfront.However, there were considerably more fans in the stadium on Monday, including a noisy contingent of Ethiopian supporters, for a programme which included the men’s 5000 metres and 400 metres hurdles finals.There were also several groups of fans, each wearing identical shirts, dotted around the stadium which appeared to be slightly over half full.The local organising committee (LOC) said in a statement that attendances on Friday and Saturday were “solid” but were “down on our expectations” on Sunday, which they said “coincided with the start of the working week in Qatar”advertisement”The challenge we face with a competition schedule that is geared to support global TV viewership is that some finals are not starting until the late evening,” it said.”This impacts on the number of spectators remaining until the end of the session.”The LOC also suggested that local audiences were more interested in middle-distance races than sprint events and said it was “confident with our additional communications (that) we will see more attendees for longer periods”.It then mentioned the boycott imposed on Qatar by Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Egypt, who accuse the Gulf state of supporting terrorism, which it denies.”Our vision was for a first world championships in the Middle East. An IAAF World Athletics Championships that would welcome the world and connect to new fans. Despite facing unique challenges as hosts, in terms of the political (boycott), that ambition remains,” it said.The four boycotting nations have, however, sent athletes to Doha, and Bahrain won bronze in the 4×400 mixed relay.Stefandi disappointed, Gatlin, Shelly-Ann not concerned”It is disappointing,” said Stefanidi. “I was all for bringing the event to new areas, different environments like the Middle East too because we needed to promote the sport.”However, women’s 100 metres winner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was indifferent.”I actually did notice the stadium wasn’t full but it’s part of athletics,” the Jamaican said after Sunday’s race. “Doha got the rights to host the championship, you just have to give and take. I just wanted to put on a good performance focus, I tried not to focus on the crowd.”Justin Gatlin, silver medallist in the men’s 100 metres on Saturday, took a similar view, saying: “When we are on the track, I think it doesn’t matter whether there are 100 people watching or 100,000 people watching. We want to be able to put on a great show.”Also Read | IAAF World Championships: Annu Rani 1st Indian to reach finals of women’s javelin throwAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow DohaFollow IAAF World ChampionshipsFollow Justin GatlinFollow Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Next Empty stands take the shine off IAAF World Championships in DohaThe absence of cheering fans has left quite a few star athletes disappointed at IAAF World Championships in Doha. The United States team who won the inaugural 4×400 metres mixed relay title on Sunday opted not to run a lap of honour and disappeared straight down the exit tunnel.advertisementlast_img read more

UN rights chief calls for new measures to fight genocide Internet hatemongering

“Stamping out discrimination is not only a matter for lofty statements, it is a matter for determined, preventive action,” Acting High Commissioner for Human Rights Bertrand Ramcharan told the intergovernmental working group on the implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action of the 2001 World Conference against Racism. Mr. Ramcharan asked the panel at its four-day meeting in Geneva to look at five specific areas for further standard setting. These are the need for an international convention on the prevention of ethnic cleansing; an international convention on human rights education; a protocol to the Genocide Convention enshrining strong measures for the prevention of genocide; an international declaration to counter discrimination against indigenous populations; and an instrument to prevent the propagation of hatred through the Internet. “At the start of the twenty-first century it is overdue that we set new courses for the prevention of discrimination and the prevention of gross violations of human rights,” Mr. Ramcharan declared. “It is a sad fact of the contemporary world that hatred is being spread through the Internet by unscrupulous and misguided people. The Internet is one of the most effective medium of communication we have in the contemporary world,” he said, calling for an international convention to work out the strategies and norms required. He called ethnic cleansing “the most shocking form of discrimination in the contemporary world” and stressed the need for human rights education to begin with the minds of the young. read more

Football Former Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley not indicted after being accused

Former OSU cornerback Gareon Conley speaks with the media on March 5 at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports DirectorFormer Ohio State and current Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley was not indicted by a grand jury Monday evening after being accused of rape that occurred April 9 at a hotel in Cleveland.Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said in a statement, “After a thorough investigation by the Cleveland Police Department, the facts and circumstances surrounding the allegations of sexual assault against Gareon Conley were presented to the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury. The Grand Jury returned a No Bill on all possible charges.”The news was first reported by Fox 8 Cleveland.Conley, who was selected with the 24th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, did not attend the draft because the rape allegation surfaced the week of event. read more

Raekwon McMillan helps register voters through fraternity

OSU junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan (5) dances towards the crowd after the Buckeye defense stops the Nebraska offense on their own two-yard line during the first half of the game on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorRaekwon McMillan came to Ohio State as one of the most highly rated recruits in the 2014 class. Like any other freshman, McMillan, a Georgia native, was getting acclimated with classes, new teammates and a new scenery. Two years later, McMillan is the face of the OSU defense, the Silver Bullets, and figures to be the next in the lineage of OSU linebackers in the NFL.The junior middle linebacker has been the soul of the defense for the Buckeyes, but also this fall, he began to exercise his political freedom. McMillan became involved in voter registration in central Ohio for the 2016 election season as a member of the Ohio State chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.“We had a program of voter registration and really just spread the word, mostly to the African-American people throughout central Columbus,” McMillan said. “That’s what we try to focus on, but we just want to build awareness and teach what this election is about, what each candidate stands for.”Omega Psi Phi is a historically African-American Greek life organization that is governed by the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Redshirt sophomore safety Damon Webb also is a member.McMillan joined the fraternity after his sophomore year. At first, he said he never really saw himself as a fraternity member, however he began to look more into the extracurriculars, which drew him to Omega Psi Phi. McMillan said that, before the 2016 election cycle, he never really into politics, but began to pay more attention to it as the presidential campaign intensified. As an “Omega man,” McMillan felt like it was his duty to encourage others to take political action in an unprecedented election.OSU coach Urban Meyer hosted Patriot Week throughout the Memorial Day weekend this past spring, bringing in several guest lecturers to talk to the team about their responsibilities as Americans — voting being one of them. On Monday, Meyer expressed how important it is to him that his team understands the civic duties each individual has, and said he hopes each of his players votes on Tuesday. McMillan, along with redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett, said they will vote on Tuesday.“It’s something that’s going to impact us not only here in Columbus but also around the country,” McMillan said. “So we want everybody to have awareness to what’s going on around us because you’re exercising your political rights.”Webb said McMillan’s activism in Omega Psi Phi has a direct correlation with the linebacker’s ability to persevere in intense situations and uplift his teammates. Webb added that the leadership traits McMillan are not confined to the gridiron.“I would definitely say he’s gotten better. He’s always been a leadership-type dude, so even outside of the football field — our fraternity brothers, he brought leadership to them,” Webb said. “It’s like a brotherhood outside of the locker room … we build a bond that is unbreakable.” read more

Asylum seeker did not recognise his own brother when he visited him

first_imgThe police think 30 people were involvedCredit:Neil Hall /Reuters Bus stop Graffiti is seen on a street cabinet near the scene of a violent attack in Croydon, London “When I saw him the first time he was like ‘are you my brother?’ and I said ‘what do you mean?… yeah I’m your brother what are you talking about?’,” the 23-year-old said of the hospital visit.”It was like that, just shocked. I was just hugging him saying ‘you’re my brother’.”I didn’t recognise him as well when the first time I see him… he didn’t have any affection. He didn’t want to hug me.”He added: “It was horrible. I started crying.”It’s really bad, I feel really gutted and disappointed about the situation that happened.” “Even when he was young he was wishing to come to this country. And now he was telling us ‘From a young age I was hoping for it and now I’ve got it. I’m here I’m happy’.”He was hugging me as saying everything is going alright. All we wanted was to come to this country, get the visa, start working and have a nice life.”  shrublands in Croydon, London A 17-year old asylum seeker beaten and left for dead in an alleged race-hate attack did not recognise his own brother when he visited him in hospital.Kurdish Iranian student Reker Ahmed was left with a fractured spine and bleed on his brain after he was set upon by a mob of up to 30 while he was waiting at a bus stop in Croydon, south London on Friday night.Hadi Ahmed said he visited his brother, who is being treated at London’s King’s College Hospital on Tuesday, and only found out on Monday he was the victim of the assault after seeing his picture in the news.center_img The attack took place at a bus stop in CroydonCredit:Neil Hall /Reuters A friend said the teenager had dreamed of coming to England since he was child, according to a friend who witnessed the assault.Dilshad Mohammed, 21, who was with the young Iranian Kurd, said: “Half an hour before that fight he was telling us ‘It was my dream to come to England and I’ve been here for a few months. That’s all I wanted in my life and I’m here now’. The teenager had come to London as an asylum seekerCredit:Neil Hall /Reuters Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the Kurdish Cultural Centre based in south London, said he accompanied Mr Ahmed on the visit to see his brother.He revealed the teenager had been “smashed very badly” in the face, adding that he was being supported by people either side so he could walk and that there were bandages on his arm and leg.”He lost his memory because he didn’t recognise his brother,” Mr Abdullah said.”His face was very badly smashed and all black eyes.”If we saw him somewhere else… we couldn’t recognise him.”Police have so far charged 13 people in connection with the incident, for offences including violent disorder, wounding with intent and racially aggravated grievous bodily harm.The Metropolitan Police believes more than 30 people may have been involved in the hate crime, which members of the Kurdish community says has left them worried and shocked. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Slovenia demolish Croatia without Duvnjak – 3217

January 9 wil be remembered as one of the darkest day in the history of Croatian handball. Željko Babić boys suffered one of the most humiliating defeats against Slovenia 32:17 (14:12) in front of 3.500 fans in Koper, just a day after minimal win over the same rival 31:30 in front of home fans in Ivanic Grad.The only mitigating factor in the whole story is absence of the biggest Croatian star Domagoj Duvnjak who got a day off in Koper, but only five goals in second half nobody expected.Slovenia : Croatia 32:17 (14:12)Slovenia: Škof (8 saves), Skok (6 saves), Lesjak, Zarabec 2, Marguč 7, Kavtičnik, Dolenec 2, Cingesar 2, Skube 2, Poteko, Cehte, Miklavčič 2, M. Žvižej 4, L. Žvižej 1, Blagotinšek 1, Gaber, Zorman, Razgor, Bombač 1, Gajić 6, Mačkovšek 2.Croatia: Alilović (4 saves), Ivić (5 saves), Stevanović, Marić 2, Kopljar 2, Gojun, Horvat 3 (3), Karačić 2, Kozina, Š. Ivić, Štrlek 4, Čupić, Kovačević, Mamić, Šebetić 1, Slišković 2, Cindrić, Brozović 1. ← Previous Story Dragan Adžić is MIZUNO WORLD COACH 2015 in Women’s handball! Next Story → Serbs beat Hungarians for the first win after 7 months read more

Government announces €1 million fodder fund for farmers

first_imgMINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE Simon Coveney has announced that €1 million is to be made available to reduce the price of imported fodder.The announcement comes as farmers struggle to source fodder supplies following the recent bad weather.The scheme will apply to hay, silage, and haylage that is bought from outside of Ireland and will cover forage that is imported by the co-ops from 15 April 3 MayWhile the scheme will operate through the dairy co-operatives (milk purchasers), the department stressed that the actual beneficiaries would be farmers and primary producers who need urgent supplies of feed.Coveney said that he recognised that “there is a serious fodder shortage in certain parts of the country and I acknowledge the role that the co-ops have played and continue to play.”Operating this new scheme through the co-ops is the quickest and most effective way of getting the fodder to those who need it. The key issue here is a fodder shortage and my action today is designed to address the shortfall.Dermot Kelleher of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association welcomed the announcement, saying that it was “better late than never”Farmers who are urgently looking for forage are asked to contact their local co-op and maintain close contact with their agricultural advisor.Read: FF calls on Coveney to ‘put his money where his mouth is’ and solve fodder issue >last_img read more

Partners Reunite as Gotham Teeters Into Chaos

first_img Most people figure that Gotham is going to end the second Bruce Wayne dons the cowl. Once that happens, it’s no longer Gotham; it’s Batman. The show certainly seems to be speeding toward that point as David Mazouz gets older, though. Now, he’s basically got everything but the ears. At the outset, he’s finally trying to turn his life around. He’s done with his partying ways, but it looks like he’s also trying to put his brief period as a vigilante behind him. He burns the proto-Batsuit Lucius made for him earlier this season. He even tries to make amends with Alfred, but it doesn’t work right away. Bruce swears up and down that he’s changed, but Alfred knows that talk is cheap. He needs Bruce to show him that he’s changed.Bruce clearly didn’t think that far ahead. It’s one thing to say you’re going to be a better person. It’s a lot harder to do it. Especially for a rich kid whose oldest friend was his butler. Bruce isn’t going to get out of this easily. Nobody wants anything to do with him. Especially not Selina after the way he acted at her club. He’s really going to have to prove himself to move past all this.Sean Pertwee (Cr: David Giesbrecht/FOX)The rest of Gotham is under attack yet again. This time by Ivy Pepper. She’s even made a video message to the city threatening to kill everyone with plants. Her first target: Harvey Bullock. Remember, he killed her father trying to protect Jim way back in the first episode of the series. She visits his bar, but he’s off that day. So she kills everyone inside with her new chest-bursting flower instead. This is the show’s ploy to get Bullock and Gordon working together again, and I’m on board for that. Bullock was always one of the best characters on this show, and I’ve missed his banter with Gordon. As much as he insists on working alone, that he’s done with Jim, the pair really do need each other. Gordon without Bullock just isn’t as fun. Bullock without Gordon… has trouble finding his pants.Bullock’s detective skills are as great as ever, but he still gets caught off guard just as easily. He calls Jim over, saying he found a lead. For one brief second, it looks like he’s back to normal. But then Ivy shows up. It turns out she has Bullock under her control. She orders him to shoot his former partner and then himself. Bullock complies readily, and not entirely because of the brainwashing. He and Gordon have a ton of unresolved issues, and if there’s any upside to this chase, it’s that they can finally air all their grievances. Bullock blames Gordon for stealing his job, while Gordon maintains that he never deserved it. After all, Bullock shot a fellow officer and was too afraid to face her the next day. If they’re ever going to be friends again, they were going to have to address this stuff sometime.Ben McKenzie (Cr: David Giesbrecht/FOX)It appears to work. As soon as Harvey’s himself again, he’s back at the precinct doing old-fashioned detective work just like he’s always done. He even apologizes to Jim, acknowledging that his problems were really all his own doing. The partners are starting to reunite, and just in time too. Up until about halfway through, the episode felt chaotic. This was by design. The city is once again on the brink of insanity. There’s almost too much going on to keep everything straight. Now, the disparate stories start to come together. It makes for fun TV, but it’s bad news for Gotham City.Bruce Wayne found a way to make amends to Alfred. He dedicates part of his speech at a Wayne Foundation benefit to Alfred. It works. Alfred forgives Bruce, but Bruce isn’t Batman just yet. He’s still, at least a little bit, a whiny kid. Alfred tells him to accept the sensitive part of himself. The part that cares for others and wants to help. Bruce doesn’t like that and almost walks out on Alfred yet again. Then Ivy shows up. She’s about to kill everyone at the benefit, including Alfred. That’s when Bruce’s hero instincts take over. Initially, he’s just going to save Alfred, but his oldest friend encourages him to be the hero he’s destined to become. This is the first time we see some real Batman action on this show. The lights go out; the henchmen get scared, it’s a great first Batman scene. Even if the costume he steals makes him look more like Arrow.Camren Bicondova (Cr: David Giesbrecht/FOX)The real hero of the evening, though she would disagree with that term is Selina. After Ivy fails to kill everyone, she returns to her apartment to find Selina waiting. Just as Bruce is growing into his superhero future, Selina is growing into her anti-hero one. She may still be a criminal in the eyes of the law, but she’s not going to let Ivy kill everyone in the city. We get an awesome whip vs. nail fight that ends in Selina destroying the last of Ivy’s Lazarus water. No more chest-bursters for her. After a brief stalemate, Ivy backs off. We haven’t seen the last of her terrorizing Gotham, but she’ll need to come up with something new now. It’s a cool way to keep her around as the villain for a few more episodes without telling the same story over and over again. At this point, Gotham has figured out an effective formula for its character arcs. It’s bonkers, but it works.Over in The Narrows, the two storylines don’t intersect quite as cleanly. Most of it focuses on Lee’s power struggle with Sofia Falcone. Just because they’re sisters-in-law doesn’t mean Sofia is going to play nice. She doesn’t like that there’s one part of Gotham not under her control. She asks Lee for a 30 percent tax on all money made in The Narrows, knowing full well that would cause people to starve. She works with Nygma to figure out a solution, and man, it doesn’t work at all. The Riddler really is the smart version of him. Sofia, with the help of a double agent inside The Narrows, gets the drop on Lee. Not only does Sofia remove Lee from power, but she also breaks her hand with a hammer. Just the one. Because they’re family. Also, the episode shows it. It’s a brief shot, but you definitely see Lee’s hand coming apart. Usually, I like when the show goes for it with the gore, but this was a little too much even for me. There’s just no pretending it was necessary.Cory Michael Smith (Cr: David Giesbrecht/FOX)In the end, this episode was all about reuniting the various partnerships this season had split up. As it sets up for the whatever the last big arc of the season is, Gotham needed to make sure everyone was back on the same page. That part of the show worked especially well. Bruce went on a real, powerful journey to earn Alfred’s friendship back. Bullock and Gordon didn’t get nearly as much screen time, but Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue have such natural chemistry with each other, it only took one seen for things to feel like old times again. Then there was Riddler and The Penguin. Penguin wrote a letter to Nygma containing a very obvious code. Nygma completely missed it, but The Riddler didn’t. And he brought Nygma straight to Penguin. Two of Gotham’s best recurring villains are back together. All these reunions are clearly building up to something, but it’s hard to say what. Between Selina and Bruce though, it certainly seems to be heading in a more superhero-y direction. I’m happy to see that. Gotham City definitely needs a hero right now. NYCC 18: The Cast of Gotham On Bane, Batman and Saying GoodbyeDC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC News Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

The hidden gems of St Johns

first_imgThere’s a working-class sensibility to Clark County’s St. Johns corridor.This six-mile industrial road runs from the outskirts of downtown Vancouver to Five Corners. You’re probably one of thousands of people in any given day who have hurtled down this arterial, maybe on your way elsewhere, maybe to breakfast at Carol’s Corner Cafe — a worthy if well-known stop.Or maybe you’re just heading home. Census data suggests the surrounding neighborhoods are among the more affordable in Clark County, with median housing values ranging from $155,400 to $259,400 southwest of Interstate 205. (Median housing value in Clark County is about $329,000.)But set against the backdrop of auto body repair shops, building supply centers and, increasingly, large complexes of apartments and townhomes, St. Johns is home to a community of family-owned businesses. These hidden gems of Clark County are worth visiting.Don Juan Corner CafeAddress: 4306 N.E. St. Johns Road.Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Monday.Juan Olguin Sr. long dreamed of starting a restaurant highlighting the flavors of his childhood in the Puebla state of Mexico.Four years ago, that dream became a reality in the form of Don Juan Corner Cafe. Olguin Sr.’s son, Juan Olguin Jr., and Jr.’s girlfriend, Mariella Soto, run this hole-in-the-wall joint, slinging traditional Mexican fare and American breakfasts.“He wants to sell the kind of food you can’t find in this area,” said Soto, translating for both Olguins. “Authentic Mexican food.”last_img read more