How India’s government tries to suppress all Covid-19 reporting

first_imgNews “Objectionable remarks” News This would clearly have been unconstitutional and the outcry was such that the supreme court did not acquiesce. But it did however make concessions to the government, ruling that, to avoid the dissemination of “unverified news capable of causing panic,” the media must “refer to and publish the official version about the developments” including the government’s daily bulletin. In a continuing display of governmental desire to restrict reporting, the health ministry dispatched the next day’s press conference in less than 15 minutes. The ministry’s representatives told reporters they would only take questions from Asian News International and the state TV broadcaster Doordarshan, both well known for supporting Modi’s Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). IndiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Covid19Judicial harassment Three weeks after India imposed a nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) looks back at the government’s frantic race to control all aspects of information about the crisis, trampling on journalistic freedom in the process. In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Calls to murder journalists At midnight on 25 March, 1.3 billion Indians were suddenly placed under lockdown. A few hours earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had personally asked the owners and editors of the 20 biggest mainstream print media outlets to publish “positive stories” about the crisis and to “act as a link between government and people.” News A policeman wearing a coronavirus helmet takes part with others in a procession to raise awareness about the COVID-19 coronavirus during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Chennai on April 12, 2020 (Arun Sankar / AFP). Information control In India as a whole, several media outlets and journalists have been the targets of judicial proceedings sometimes bordering on harassment. This has been the case with The Wire, an independent news website that was formally accused on 1 April of publishing “fake news” about Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, because it reported that he attended a religious gathering on 25 March. Judicial harassment April 27, 2021 Find out more When contacted by RSF, she confirmed that the persons posting these hate messages with linked to the government and BJP. Receive email alerts Organisation On the evening of 7 April, a Damodharan TV reporter whose name is not being disclosed was arrested in Minjur, a suburb of the southeastern city of Chennai, as a result of a complaint filed by a local health centre doctor after the reporter filmed a pharmacy employee selling medicine to patients without prescriptions. He is charged with deception, forgery, and preventing a public servant from discharging their duty. While disturbing at the national level, this determination to control information has attained extreme proportions in the far-north Kashmir Valley, where the Jammu and Kashmir government announced for the fifth time on 3 April that it was extending its blocking of mobile Internet in the region although the supreme court had ruled as early as 10 January that such blocking was “inadmissible.” June 10, 2021 Find out more Four days later, on 29 March, it emerged that the epidemic in India had officially gone from limited “local transmission” (in which carriers are identified and their contacts can be traced) to “community transmission” (in which it is no longer known who is carrying and transmitting the virus). April 12, 2020 – Updated on May 6, 2020 How India’s government tries to suppress all Covid-19 reporting RSF already pointed out on 26 March that blocking telecommunications in Jammu and Kashmir could be dangerous during the Covid-19 crisis. The Kashmir Press Club also condemned the government’s attempts to “throttle information on coronavirus amid the unprecedented lockdown across the region” after the regional health services director ordered doctors and paramedical staff “not to share information with media about the ongoing crisis.” India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media “Ever since the start of the coronavirus crisis, the Indian authorities have displayed a lack of transparency towards the media that could eventually prove deadly,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Reporters are being denied access to public interest information and some are being prosecuted for revealing information. We urge Narendra Modi’s government to stop trying to impose its version of events and allow journalists to work with complete independence.” The site’s editor, Siddharth Varadarajan, is currently being investigated under articles 188 and 505 of the penal code for disobeying an “order duly promulgated by a public servant” and for “statements with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public.” “The threats of physical violence, rape and torture have been compounded by the health ministry’s insistence on describing any critical reporting as ‘fake news’,” she said. “Almost all science journalists in India are getting trolled for ‘unpatriotic’ coverage. In my case it got a little crazier because I am Indian and I am writing for Western publications against the Indian government.” But this information, of absolutely fundamental public interest, was not revealed in a government press release or at a press conference. It was inadvertently leaked in a health ministry directive to health professionals about operational procedures. Another freelancer, Mumbai-based Rashmi Puranik, was subjected to online attacks orchestrated by BJP activists after she posted a tweet criticizing the prime minister’s call for people to light traditional Hindu candles to combat the coronavirus. She received many extremely obscene messages and, after she filed a complaint, one of these activists was finally detained by the police in Nashik, 160 km northeast of Mumbai. But the government continued to publicly maintain that India was still in the lower phase of limited local transmission. In reaction to this flagrant and dangerous disinformation, 20 journalists specializing in covering health issues addressed ten key questions to the government on 30 March about its handling of the crisis and the lockdown. They received no response. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on India IndiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources Covid19Judicial harassment Online reporter Pawan Choudhary was arrested in Jamalpur, a city in the northeastern state of Bihar, on 6 April in connection with his social media coverage of Covid-19 developments in his neighbourhood, Keshopur, and was imprisoned in the adjoining city of Munger. The government has repeatedly tried to exercise total control over information about Covid-19. On 31 March, it asked the supreme court to “direct” the media to publish nothing about the epidemic “without first ascertaining the facts from the mechanism provided by the government.” This was tantamount to prior censorship, to forcing journalists to publish only government-approved information. RSF_en March 3, 2021 Find out more As well as being exposed to possible arrest, Indian journalists covering the Covid-19 epidemic are also liable to be the targets of cyber-harassment. The victims have included freelance journalist Vidya Krishnan, who has been subjected to an online hate campaign, including many calls for her to be murdered or gang-raped, ever since  The Atlantic, a US monthly magazine, published an article by her on 27 March criticizing the “callousness” of India’s handling of the epidemic. RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 to go further News In Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh’s capital, the local BJP leader in the suburb of Ashiana filed a complaint on 7 April accusing a reporter, Prashant Kanojia, of making “objectionable remarks” on social media about Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Adityanath in connection with their handling of the lockdown. The police are now investigating Kanojia under various sections of the penal code for defamation and offences committed with intent to cause fear or alarm among the public. India is ranked 140th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.last_img read more

American Heart Association Honors Pasadena Executive with National Volunteer Award

first_imgHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment More Cool Stuff 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News center_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News American Heart Association Honors Pasadena Executive with National Volunteer Award From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, July 1, 2016 | 12:06 pm Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Carl Rafiepur, MBA, senior vice president of investments, UBS Financial Services, PasadenaThe American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease, honored several leading volunteers for their significant accomplishments and outstanding service at its annual Awards Luncheon in Dallas in June.The honorees included Carl Rafiepour, MBA, senior vice president of investments with UBS Financial Services in Pasadena, California, who received the Morgan Stark Memorial Award. The award recognizes an individual who has been an outstanding steward of AHA resources and a leader in the areas of human resources, finances or operations within the organization. Rafiepour has contributed more than three decades of experience in wealth management to help the association diversify its investment portfolio while reducing administrative costs.The American Heart Association (AHA) is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The AHA is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call your local AHA at (213) 291-7080 or visit www.heart.org/losangeles. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Kieran Tierney reveals details of horrific injury as Arsenal defender dislocated shoulder THREE times in ten minutes

first_img Comment Advertisement Tierney looked in agony as he walked off the pitch against West Ham (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney has opened up on the ‘toughest time’ of his life recovering from the excruciating shoulder injury that has kept him out of action since December.The 22-year-old struggled with a hernia injury when he first arrived from Celtic but quickly impressed after returning to fitness – though he suffered a serious setback when he dislocated his shoulder during the Gunners’ 3-1 win over West Ham shortly before Christmas.Tierney has been working his way back from the injury and only just returned to first-team training in the last few weeks.The Scotland international told Sport Bible: ‘Mentally it was probably the toughest time of my life. In my head I was thinking, “I need an operation now.” I knew.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Three times in ten minutes, nobody’s shoulder should be going like that. So in my head as I was lying down I was thinking, “That’s me out for another few months”.‘I knew that devastation straight away and I think you can see it on my face.’ Metro Sport ReporterThursday 19 Mar 2020 5:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.8kShares Advertisement Kieran Tierney reveals details of horrific injury as Arsenal defender dislocated shoulder THREE times in ten minutes Tierney back in full training after months out with injury (Picture: Getty Images)With the emergence of 18-year-old wonderkid Bukayo Saka, Tierney may struggle to earn back his spot at left-back straight away.The full-back detailed the long road back from his serious injury, and the mental toughness required to keep moving forward.He added: ‘There is always ways you can improve yourself although it’s not on the pitch or with the ball, you are still improving yourself and your physique and every day you are injured. You are improving your mentality as well.‘I’ll be watching who is playing in my position, who I’d be playing against and how the team are playing so when I do get integrated back into training games it’s like second nature.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I know the way the team play, how they want to play and how the manager wants to do his things.‘It’s never ideal sitting on the sideline watching but I just want the team to win and be successful.‘Everybody loves going out and playing football but to be mentally tough and to deal with all these obstacles and hurdles that people throw at you, it’s the hardest part but when you get to the other side it’s the most rewarding part.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Willian sends message to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard amid Arsenal and Tottenham transfer linksMORE: Willian sends message to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard amid Arsenal and Tottenham transfer linkslast_img read more

April 15, 2018 Police Blotter

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Mathematics made easy for a better tomorrow

first_imgPhotographer: Doctor Ncgobo, Isolezwe NewspaperPlay Your Part ambassador, Dr Msizi Mkhize is passionate about the teaching Mathematics and Accounting to young people so that they can secure sound futures for themselves.Dr Mkhize holds Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Commerce degrees. He currently lectures accounting at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Accounting, Economics and Finance. Dr Mkhize is the author of accounting study guide “Grade 12 Accounting: Mathematical calculations made simple” and has developed a Maths Show that encourages learners to talk Maths, Love Maths and see it as an interesting subject.During his spare time, he hosts Maths shows as various schools and churches in KwaZulu-Natal throughout the year and constantly amazes learners and teachers by showing them how they use Maths in their daily lives and how Bible verses can be linked to Maths. He also writes opinion pieces in newspapers about reasons to love Maths, adds a twist to his Accounting lectures by creating an educational games for his Accounting students, and runs annual Maths and accounting exam preparation workshops for Grade 11 and 12 pupils.Mkhize believes that encouraging creativity in Basic Education has the potential of not only improving education, but also empowering learners and teachers with a special type of thinking and generations of ideas and algorithms. His creative and innovative methods of demystifying Mathematics are excellent and well received by learners and teachers.“As South Africans, we need to inspire a special type of thinking and generate ideas to make our learners not only love Maths but also be inspired by its endless possibilities. I am committed to doing this but I cannot achieve it alone because realising this vision requires finances, skills and innovation so I am appealing to anyone who wants to be part of encouraging creativity in Basic Education to contribute to this cause and let’s do it together,” said Mkhize.Dr Msizi Mkhize can be reached on e-mail at [email protected]last_img read more

Efficiency in the Desert

first_imgTo meet the requirements of Environments for Living (EFL), a voluntary energy-efficiency standard, third-party verifiers perform additional blower-door tests on one out of every seven new Pulte homes. Among the services provided by the EFL program is a framework for utility bill guarantees. On all of its Las Vegas homes, Pulte provides a guarantee that covers energy for space heating and cooling. Energy used for cooking,domestic hot water use, and plug loads are excluded from the guarantee. Since it is based on kilowatt-hours of electricity and therms of gas, not dollars spent, the guarantee is independent of energy cost fluctuations.Low heating and cooling loadsWith such careful attention to air sealing, Azure Canyon homes require much smaller HVAC systems than comparable houses. Explaining the method used to calculate heating and cooling loads, Broad said, “John Spargo of Comfort Engineering does our Manual J calculations, and that requires a lot of nuance and judgment. He narrows the range on the infiltration rate and applies more specific inputs on the heat gain calculations than you would typically find. He’s playing the edge of all of those inputs. Compared to a typical HVAC contractor, his calculations are running at about 80% of Manual J.”Still room for improvementAzure Canyon homes have HERS Index ratings of 61 or 62, but they could be even lower. “Our HERS scores are based on a worst-case orientation,” explained Broad. Like most production builders, Pulte makes no effort to orient its homes according to passive solar principles. As a result, roof overhangs aren’t optimized for summer shading, and window orientation is random.Broad describes the windows that Pulte uses as “your basic low-e window.” He has been trying — so far unsuccessfully — to convince his company to upgrade to SunCoat Max glazing from Cardinal, a type of glazing with improved warm-edge spacers and a lower heat-gain coefficient.Each home gets an energy monitor Energy efficiency and sustainability take center stage at two new Las Vegas developments built by Pulte Homes, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders.Pulte’s Azure Canyon development is located in southwest Las Vegas, where the growing edge of suburbia meets the shrinking desert. Every Azure Canyon home meets the “Green Built” standards established by the local homebuilders’ association. Ranging in size from 1,788, to 2,088 square feet, the homes sell for $230,000 to $260,000.To minimize energy losses, Pulte locates all the homes’ ducts within the conditioned space; some ducts are run through 20-in. open-web floor trusses, while others are located in the conditioned attic. All duct seams are sealed with mastic, and the tightness of every completed duct system is verified with a Duct Blaster test.Defining the envelopePulte uses its own workers rather than subcontractors for electrical, plumbing, and HVAC work, and trains all workers in the importance of maintaining air-barrier integrity. “A lot of our plans have various bump-outs, some of which are just decoration,” explained Robert Broad, director of product design for Pulte Nevada. “When we define the thermal envelope, we often simplify it — some of the bump-outs are outside of the envelope. For every cantilever or a bay area, everybody needs to understand the boundary that we are sealing to. Sometimes we actually spray-paint an indication of the location of the envelope.”Training is an ongoing process. “We do pre-insulation behind tubs and showers,” said Broad. “But sometimes we still have to fix insulation that has been moved by the plumber. We’re trying to get the guys to recognize that if they tear out some insulation to do the plumbing, they have to replace it appropriately.”Every home gets a blower-door testAt every Azure Canyon house, Pulte workers verify the integrity of the air barrier by performing a blower-door test. “We run the blower door and go around with a smoke pencil and look where we could do better,” said Broad. “We walk around and say, ‘What else are we missing?’ ” Another Pulte development is Villa Trieste, a planned community that will eventually include 185 homes measuring between 1,487 and 1,960 square feet. All Villa Trieste homes, like those at Azure Canyon, are enrolled in the Environments For Living program. The homes are equipped with efficient appliances: 15 SEER air conditioners, 92% AFUE gas furnaces, and Rinnai on-demand gas water heater.Each Villa Trieste home is equipped with a whole-house energy monitor, or “energy dashboard,” mounted on a wall near the kitchen. These EcoConcierge meters from In2 Networks display real-time energy use and water-use data. “The dashboard is Internet-connected. If I’m at work, I can adjust the AC from my office,” said Walter Cuculic, Pulte’s director of strategic marketing. “The thought is that by paying attention to the energy dashboard,homeowners will be able to reduce their energy use by 5 or 10%.”Solar power on every roofcenter_img Every home at Villa Trieste will include a 1.76-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) array using SunPower SunTile roof-integrated PV modules. Pulte’s practice of ignoring orientation complicated the task of identifying the best south-facing roof slopes for the PV arrays. “It was a little bit challenging,” admits Cuculic. “For some of the lots, we had to restrict the possible elevations — for example, we may tell a customer that you can’t have a ‘Spanish’ elevation on this lot.”The cost of installing PV arrays at Villa Trieste is being subsidized by several grants from the local utility and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). A portion of the $7 million DOE grant — equivalent to $37,000 per home — will be used to study whether the homes’ energy dashboards help homeowners lower their energy use.If Pulte is successful in its goal of obtaining LEED Platinum certification for every home at Villa Trieste, the community will become the largest collection of LEED Platinum homes in the country. Since the first rated homes at Villa Trieste obtained impressive HERS Index scores of 43 or 44, the neighborhood is off to an excellent start.More InformationSee a video interview with a Pulte sales Associate explaining howshe uses a _Quality Construction Room_ to sell the hidden features of green construction.last_img read more

How to Find Beauty in the Ordinary with Filmmaker Mathieu Provost

first_imgLets take a look at how to capture amazing footage in everyday situations with these insights from professional video producer Mathieu Provost.As filmmakers and video producers we’re often forced to shoot in less-than-ideal situations. It’s not uncommon to have to shoot in an ugly office, echo-filled room, or dark interior. But good filmmakers know how to bring out the best in every situations. Through creative camera work and a fundamental knowledge of composition you can get extraordinary shots in everyday locations.One filmmaker with a keen eye for finding beauty in everyday situations is Mathieu Provost. The Canadian filmmaker uses a combination of everyday filmmaking tools to draw out hidden beauty in seemingly everyday locations. I recently came across Mathieu’s aerial reel on Vimeo and was instantly blown away by the footage quality.In fact, one of the most impressive things about the work that Mathieu is doing is the fact that it is seemingly everyday work, yet the result is amazingly striking footage. His setups aren’t complex or expensive. I asked Mathieu a few questions about his work and he was kind enough to share his insights with us.Q&A with Mathieu ProvostWhat tools do you use to capture your amazing footage?On a shoot I always bring two cameras, different lenses, and, of course, the drone. I have the regular phantom made by DJI, but most of the time I prefer the DJI Inspire 1. More powerful, more stable, and more variety of lenses as well. On the ground, I always have my Sony a7RII with the 70-200 and 24-105. My colleague also uses the Canon lens 11-24 for really wide and cool shots on the ground with glide cam. And, of course, slider and tripod!How much of your cinematography is planned out before the day of the shoot? Before each shooting (ground and in flight) I really like to go on Google Maps to check the exact location of the shoot and the environment around. That will help me to know a few things about the area (permit needed, obstacles, etc.) Also, if we can have access to the location, I will go first by myself and take pictures of the environment, beauty shot, sun position, and everything related to the shoot. I also try to find information on the web about the location, the stories… Once I’m back home, the movies start playing in my head… Visualization for me is the key. I also produce a production plan/document with the different kind of footage I imagined, and information that I think is important on the location etc. Once we are there, it’s easier to follow this kind of bible to make sure that we covered every aspect. We are also really sensible for each little intuitive moment that can happen on a set. Sometimes, theses moments are keepers for sure.You’re exceptionally good at finding hidden beauty in everyday moments. How can other filmmakers develop an eye for shooting great shots in everyday situations?Life is full of small moments that we can immortalize with our camera. I think that each person has their own way to see the world and be amazed by little things. That’s how the images will show on a film. I had this gift in my life to find everything nice around me. I always look everywhere in case that I found the perfect amount of light, the perfect amount of wind, etc… For me, each situation, each moment, each flower, each river deserves to be on film with their beauty. The only thing I can say is just look around you. I don’t think we can learn how to be sensible for things. Challenge yourself by creating a nice video with small little things around you. Do you have any tips for someone looking to shoot awesome drone footage?The more you shoot, the more comfortable you will be when flying your drone. You need to know your drone by heart. You need to know your limit and your drone’s limit as well. Play with the sunset and sunrise, play with trees, with textures, rivers, etc… And the most important, fly your drone smoothly and slowly on any shots. For me, smooth and slow is the key… Bring your viewers somewhere else.If they take time to watch your video, give them at least a free ride, a free flight with emotions. Take your time to shoot. You never know if you will have the chance to come back where you are and in the same light situation etc. Sometimes I use the entire battery lifetime on filming only one shot! So almost 20 minutes! I want to have the perfect shot for me, for my eyes, for the vision I have at that perfect moment. Also, try to film different points of view to do variety into your shot. I also really like to include ground shots with drone shots.How do you determine your color palette when grading?I usually don’t use a lot of color correction in post. I really like natural colors and clean images. I play a lot with the natural effect of light, golden hour, etc. Contrast and saturation sometimes, but most of my video doesn’t have any color correction… Or almost.What role does music play in telling your videos story?For me, the most important thing in cinema is the choice of the music. This will drive all your images, the feeling you want to demonstrate, and, of course, the sensibility. Sometimes I can spend hours searching for music. All that time spent will make the difference at the end. Before filming, I was a music composer for TV commercials, short films, and other commercial stuff.In my time off, I was always playing with World War footage. I was trying to reproduce different kinds of music on the same footage (classical and heavy metal) to show people the important place that music can have in a film. When you have a chance, try this test at home. You will find that combining World War footage and classical music is almost artistic.What resources/websites/courses have helped you the most as a filmmaker?Our X generation is really lucky to have all the internet options/access to learn from everywhere and from everybody in the world. I really take advantage of this every time I can. I think that everybody needs to learn from different tutorials, at least the basic rules of film and/or photo. YouTube and Vimeo have been great friends for me, of course!When we want to buy new equipment, we check all reviews before to make sure we have the best possible gear for our need, etc.  I also spent a lot of time with really good cinematographers that share the same vision that I have… I learned bags of information with these people, for sure. Don’t be shy about asking questions. When you have your answer, work on it, try to find information on it, try different ways to practice, etc. Practice makes perfect, there is no doubt! This sentence will help you to understand more the vision I have about filmmaking… I read this quote a few years ago: “Work until your idols become your rivals.”What is the most important lesson you’ve learned as a filmmaker?All filmmakers have their own way to learn. For me, learning from people, experience, and technique and, of course, practice was the key. Be curious. If you have questions, ask people or go find by yourself what you looking for on YouTube, Vimeo or other platform available to you. Also, be patient… There are thousands of filmmakers all around the world who produce fantastic footage…But one day, somebody will knock at your door to tell you that your work is also fantastic… That was my case a few days ago with the PremiumBeat team. So everything is possible. Be respectful for the talent you have in life… This is a gift. You need to feed it with passion.Where can people go if they want see more of your work?Subscribe to our Vimeo and YouTube, follow us on Twitter and Facebook channel. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have! Have any questions for Mathieu? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Beau Belga repeats as PBA Obstacle Course champion

first_imgGoogle Philippines names new country director MANILA, Philippines—Beau Belga really does love the dramatic.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Faundo, though, wasn’t able to take advantage of Belga’s gaffe.“I stepped on the marker and my momentum was going forward and my shoes at the back slipped,” said Belga in Filipino.“When I got down I knew that I’d lose, but when I got up I saw Bryan was still on the passing area.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Rain or Shine’s big man got up from one epic slide and repeated as the PBA’s Obstacle Course champion during the 2019 All-Star Weekend in Calasiao, Pangasinan Friday.Belga clocked in at 21.0 seconds in the final run, where his only mistake was a missed free throw to finish just 0.3 seconds faster than first runner-up Russell Escoto of Columbian.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, logisticsThat, however, wasn’t the most dramatic rise for Belga in the big man challenge.Belga was well ahead of Meralco’s Bryan Faundo in the semifinals before slipping in the course’s chest pass area. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Heavy favorite Demetrious Johnson not taking Japanese foe lightly in 1st ONE fight View commentslast_img read more

Wisconsin Forward Vitto Brown Had A Funny Interaction Today With A Flight Attendant Who’s A Kentucky Fan

first_imgWisconsin Forward Vitto Brown talks about his interaction with a flight attendant.Wisconsin Forward Vitto BrownWisconsin’s men’s basketball program and its fans likely won’t ever forget the Badgers’ victory against Kentucky in this past season’s Final Four. The same can probably be said about the Wildcats and their fan base about their devastating loss. A flight attendant/Kentucky fan hasn’t forgotten about it, anyway. Today, Wisconsin guard Vitto Brown wore a Badgers’ shirt while flying. A flight attendant on his plane couldn’t stand the sight of it. Walked on the plane with a Badgers shirt.. Flight attendant asked if I played. I said yes. She said she bleeds blue. I said keep bleeding.— Vitto Brown (@SenseiSwat33) June 28, 2015 Lol she was a Kentucky grad, I could see the salt visibly spewing from her face as I sat down with sly grin. She said she don’t like me..— Vitto Brown (@SenseiSwat33) June 28, 2015 Brown and his teammates will be able to brag about that victory for the rest of their lives.last_img read more

Condolence Books Open for Edward Seaga

first_img Jamaicans residing overseas will also be able to pay their respects by signing condolence books, which will open at various overseas Missions. These include the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Gordon House, OPM (Western Jamaica office), the Jamaica Labour Party headquarters on Belmont Road, in Kingston, and all the Municipal Corporations. Story Highlights Condolence books are scheduled to open today (May 30), for former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, at several locations islandwide. Condolence books are scheduled to open today (May 30), for former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, at several locations islandwide.These include the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Gordon House, OPM (Western Jamaica office), the Jamaica Labour Party headquarters on Belmont Road, in Kingston, and all the Municipal Corporations.Jamaicans residing overseas will also be able to pay their respects by signing condolence books, which will open at various overseas Missions.Mr. Seaga, aged 89, died in a United States hospital on May 28. He was Jamaica’s fifth Prime Minister, serving from October 1980 to February 1989.Through 43 years of unwavering service to the nation, the former Prime Minister played a fundamental role in shaping Jamaica’s post-Independence parliamentary landscape.Mr. Seaga was one of the founding fathers who framed the Jamaican Constitution in 1961.He initiated a rewrite of the Human Rights section of the Constitution to provide for a Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms; and created the office of Public Defender.The former Prime Minister was also a member of the first Parliament of independent Jamaica.Described as a prolific, transformational leader, he had the distinction of being the longest-serving Member of Parliament (MP) in the history of Jamaica and the Caribbean region. Mr. Seaga represented the constituency of West Kingston from 1962 until his retirement from active politics in 2005.last_img read more