Half-time: Burnley 2 Fulham 0

first_imgFormer Brentford striker Andre Gray scored twice in the first half to threaten Fulham’s five-match unbeaten run.Gray nodded in David Jones’ cross for Burnley’s opener and doubled the lead eight minutes before the break after latching on to Scott Arfield’s through ball.Fulham’s best effort came from Jamie O’Hara, who shot just too high and wide late in the half, while Tom Cairney also fired off target.Burnley, who have won four of their last five Championship matches, signalled their intent on 15 minutes when Sam Vokes nodded Ben Mee’s cross just over the bar.Vokes also had a shot blocked by Dan Burn but a minute later, the hosts went ahead. Jones’ corner was cleared back out to him and Gray got ahead of Ryan Tunnicliffe to head past Joe Lewis.The Fulham keeper, playing after an injury in training to Andy Lonergan, was beaten again on 37 minutes as Arfield picked out the run of Gray, who slotted home.Whites boss Kit Symons named the same 10 outfielders who started the 4-1 win at Bristol City, with Moussa Dembele retaining his place up front after five goals in his last three games.Matt Smith is once again on a very strong bench, alongside the likes of Luke Garbutt, Ben Pringle, Lasse Christensen, Cauley Woodrow and Alex Kacankilic.Burnley: Heaton; Darikwa, Duff, Keane, Mee; Boyd, Jones, Barton, Arfield; Vokes, Gray. Subs: Gilks, Ward, Ulvestad, Taylor, Lowton, Long, Hennings.Fulham: Lewis; Stearman, Burn, Ream; Fredericks, Tunnicliffe, O’Hara, Cairney, Husband; McCormack, Dembele. Subs: Rodak, Garbutt, Pringle, Christensen, Kacaniklic, Woodrow, Smith.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Huge deposit boost for SA platinum

first_img6 February 2013 A huge mineral deposit recently discovered in Limpopo province is even bigger than previously thought, and represents “enormous good news” for the future of platinum mining in South Africa, the head of Canadian company Ivanplats announced at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town on Wednesday. Located on the northern limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Complex, the Platreef (or Flatreef) discovery is a massive deposit offering high-quality metals – “650-million tons of indicated and referred resources in a six square kilometre area”, Robert Friedland, the chairman of Ivanhoe Capital Corporation and the executive chairman of Ivanplats, told Indaba delegates.Clean, sustainable model promised In exploiting this reserve, the company promises a clean model, to be environmentally responsible, to have zero fatalities and to be sustainable. It would have a better model of employment and pay above-average wages, and it would have a “very broad-based black economic empowerment” component. It would deliver benefits beyond its mine, Friedland promised, including jobs and new skills. “Beneficiation will be our key driver. We can make catalytic convertors and jewellery right here.” He said that an intensive drilling programme in 2011 and 2012 had dramatically expanded and upgraded Platreef’s precious and base-metal mineral resources.Massive Bushveld deposit Bloomberg reported recently that Platreef’s indicated mineral resources now totalled 223-million tons at a grading of 4.1 grams per ton of platinum, palladium, gold and rhodium, at a cumulative, average true thickness of 24.3 metres. It also has nickel and copper. “Flatreef is distinguished from other Bushveld projects by its tremendous size, the remarkable thickness of the polymetallic mineralised reef and its potential for significant by-product credits of nickel and copper,” Friedland said on Wednesday. “The successful upgrading and expansion of the selective high-grade underground resources advance the definition of the initial mine plan in which we intend to incorporate safe, efficient, large-scale, mechanised mining methods.”Possible South African listing Friedland said Ivanplats would apply to the Department of Mineral Resources for a mining licence “that will have a large BBBEE [broad-based black economic empowerment] component.” The Canadian company, which has been exploring in Africa since 1994, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in October 2012. “We are now thinking of listing in South Africa as our secondary listing. Having been here, we think a listing in South Africa is more appropriate than London.” Friedland said it was critical to generate sustainable livelihoods around mines. “We must build mines where younger mine workers are more like skilled surgeons.” Also, the buyers of the end products – the car buyers in Japan, for example – would want to know the product was built with more than muscle power, and that the community around the mine was benefiting too. “We need to work here, find and forge a new economic model,” Friedland said, adding that it was “enormous good news” for South Africa that the discovery was in this country, which already produced 75% of the world’s primary platinum. Friedland was also very upbeat on the future of Africa, and South Africa in particular. “This is the beginning of incredible economic growth in Africa. Seven of the top 10 countries in terms of GDP [gross domestic product] growth are in Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa will have greater GDP growth,” he said. “So I am very optimistic about the future of this country.” He also predicted continuing demand for metals, saying there would be 37 megacities around the world by 2020. “All will need metals, particularly platinum to clean the air,” as well as copper and iron for high-speed trains. “We have come to a point of no return. Planet Earth is going urban. And an urban world is immensely consumptive of metals.” Source: Industrial Development Corporationlast_img read more

Post-Production Tips: Using a LUT at the Beginning of a Node Tree

first_imgLooking for more post-production tips and tricks? Check out these articles.How to Create the Double Exposure Effect in Four Manageable StepsHow to Use FREE Cinematic Video Effects With Your Footage7 Master Cinematography Techniques from Iconic DirectorsHow To Rotate Your Footage 180 Degrees Without A Multi-Axis Rig3 Easy Stereo Recording Techniques For Your Next Project These techniques explore the workflow benefits of working with a LUT at the beginning of your node graph rather than at the end.Long gone are the days when you needed a third-party plugin to import and apply a LUT. LUTs are now so commonplace that an NLE, or compositor, would feel dated if it didn’t accommodate them. However, in programs like DaVinci Resolve, which works in a node-based structure, the question is On which node do you apply a LUT? I’m not even talking about film emulation creative LUTs, or technical LUTs. Just a standard camera LUT you would use when you’ve filmed with logarithmic exposure.We’ve extensively covered the difference between the various type of LUTs, so I won’t go into too much detail here, but briefly, the idea in shooting in a log exposure curve is that you can retain more highlight and shadow detail — and also manipulate the image without detrimental effects.You’ll find that you can download many LUTs to correct LOG footage from the camera manufacturer’s website — or they’re included in Resolve from the get-go. But, where do we apply the LUT? There are many places where you could apply it — the first node, the third, the last — you can even apply it to the source clip itself. And, by applying the LUT to the various places, you will get different results. So let’s troubleshoot some issues that occur when using a LUT at the very beginning of a grade.When using a LUT that transforms LOG footage, it’s reasonable to assume that you need to apply it somewhere near the beginning — or perhaps to the source clip, itself. First, let’s rule out applying a LUT to the source clip for creative grading. It’s convenient if you want to quickly add contrast and saturation to a clip for a quick export. However, if you plan to later color correct and color grade the image, this method will leave you handicapped because you’re unable to adjust the LUT properties — as you would if you’d applied the LUT to a node. Unless you remove the LUT from the clip, you can’t disable it; Resolve looks at the LUT as if it’s part of the base image data.If you did want to add a camera LUT (or even a creative LUT), you just right-click a clip’s thumbnail on the thumbnail viewer, and add a LUT as you would a node.With that covered, we can acknowledge that we need to add the camera LUT to a preliminary node. But which one — the first? The second? And, if we add the camera LUT to the second node, is there a benefit?First, let’s look at adding a camera LUT to the first node. In the image example below, I’ve placed my BMUM4.6K to Rec.709 LUT, on the first node. As you can see, I must have slightly overexposed while filming, as I have clipped highlights.To fix this, many would create a new node and then color correct on a node, independent from the node that houses the camera LUT. Here’s the problem. If I lower the highlights on a secondary node, Resolve is lowering the highlights from the entire image, using the first node as a base reference. We’ve then completely lost all of the salvable details in the sky.You may think that this is also what would happen if you jump back to the node with the LUT. However, the Resolve manual clues us in on something worth noting:LUTs that you add to a node, impose their transformation after all other color page adjustments, applied by that node. This means that you can use the color and contrast controls to trim whatever effect the selected node’s LUT is having on the image. For example, if the contrast adjustment, made by an applied LUT, clips the highlights of the image too much, you can use that node’s contrast controls to lower the highlights, restoring detail to the image.Just as the manual states, when I lower the highlights on the node with the camera LUT, the highlights are better rescued.Alternatively, another popular method is to use a three-node structure.Node 1: Adjusts the LOG footage to a reasonable starting point.Node 2: Contains the camera LUT.Node 3: Corrects color and contrast miscalculations.This method leaves the camera LUT on a node, independent of other corrections and creative applications. If you need to increase the shadows, you can do so by adjusting the black point on node 1. If you need to remove that green tint, you can do so on node 2. And then, of course, you can continue adding as many nodes as you see fit to get the creative grade you want.As I said in the introduction, there’s not really a standard procedure to follow. Some filmmakers prefer to add their camera LUT at the end of their node graph. Yet, as Avery Peck suggests, you may find it harder to get a successful skin tone qualification when doing so. To hear his explanation, watch this tutorial.last_img read more

Tourism Minister says $1.2 Billion in Place for Projects

first_imgMinister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has assured that funding is in place to implement the $1.2 billion transformational development projects, which he announced in his Sectoral Debate presentation on July 2, in the House of Representatives.The Minister pointed out that the plans and activities span several agencies, with gestation periods of up to nine months.Dr. McNeill, who was speaking to journalists at a post-Sectoral Debate press briefing, hosted by Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, at Jamaica House, on Wednesday, July 3, said the approach taken by the Ministry was to announce the plans when they had been completed, instead of during the planning stages.The projects, being financed by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) include: the refurbishing and upgrading of the Ocho Rios cruise ship terminal, at a cost of $400 million; lighting of the ‘Elegant Corridor’ in Montego Bay, St. James, at a cost of $400 million; the installation of bicycle tracks and pedestrian pathways along the Norman Manley Boulevard in Negril, at a cost of $170 million; the rehabilitation of the Naval Hospital and the creation of a museum in Port Royal, as well as the upgrading of films shown at a state-of-the-art theatre that has already been established there. Some $220 million has been earmarked for this project.A Memorandum of Understanding has already been signed for implementation of the projects, and the funds transferred to the implementing agencies.Dr. McNeill informed that other areas are being looked at for further development, in the next phase of the transformational projects. These include Falmouth, where he conducted a tour last week. Discussions have also been held regarding projects for Port Antonio, Portland, and Spanish Town, St. Catherine.“There are projects we are doing now, but in the meantime, we are developing the next wave of transformational projects…The actual planning is very detailed, and it will take us some time to roll them out, but we are going to be working on a series of these projects,” he added.Contact: Alphea Saunderslast_img read more

Invest Turks and Caicos Launches New Brand

Related Items:#investturksandcaicosnewbrand, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 27, 2017 – Providenciales – Invest Turks & Caicos, the country’s investment promotion agency, recently launched a new agency brand through the hosting of two stakeholder networking receptions. The ‘Brand Launch & Networking Reception’ events were held in Providenciales and Grand Turk, on March 22nd and April 24th respectively.Now into its second year of operations, the Board and senior management felt it needed a brand which would distinguish it, and the TCI, in the minds of clients, potential investors and the general public alike. In September 2016, the Agency began a recruitment exercise which resulted in the hiring of Jamaican brand specialists, The UnAgency, and the results of their work are now in place.John Rutherford, CEO, said “Invest Turks and Caicos is very proud of the results of its rebranding exercise, which has not only produced an attractive and relevant new logo, but also ensured the Agency’s values and personality are strengthened.  “We will incorporate these values into our day to day activities to ensure a positive and consistent approach to our customers and stakeholders.  We were delighted to launch the brand at our receptions and very happy with the feedback received.  We now look forward to promoting the Turks and Caicos Islands internationally and to local business with a powerful logo and positive communications.”Premier of the Turks & Caicos Islands and Minister of Finance, Investment and Trade, the Hon. Sherlene Cartwright-Robinson, expressed at the Grand Turk reception that she was “proud of the work of the Agency and that it was an important part of the growth and development of the country, especially through its work with the MSME programme”.The receptions hosted Minsters, Parliamentarians, Government officials, business persons and the Agency’s partner and stakeholders. It gave attendees an opportunity to network and discuss matter related to investment and continued economic growth for the islands.The new brand logo and colours incorporate the “Beautiful by Nature” theme of the islands by using Navy Blue to represent the beautiful sky and seas; Orange for the golden sun and sand; and Green to represent our beautiful islands. The Agency’s values are based on three E’s – to always be Energetic, Evolving and Engaging.#MagneticMediaNews#InvestTurksandCaicosNewBrand Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp read more

Heavy Use for New Heavy Weapons Range at Ft Bragg

first_imgAfter the opening of a new multipurpose machine gun range at Fort Bragg was delayed for four years, soldiers have been keeping the training area busy as they attempt to qualify on the service’s biggest weapons.Range 66A — which was built for soldiers to train using the M249 squad automatic weapon, M2 .50-caliber machine gun, MK 19 grenade launcher and M240 machine gun — has been used every day since it opened in September. The range is the first of its kind at the North Carolina post and is booked through the next four months, reported the Fayetteville Observer.With 87 live fire ranges, Fort Bragg has more training ranges than any two other installations put together. But without a range to qualify on heavy weapons, soldiers needed to secure a waiver to count their qualification scores from other ranges.The range was scheduled to open in 2011, but contractor issues pushed back the opening until last fall, according to the story. It was built at a cost estimated between $3 million and $5 million.The range features 150 automated targets and sensors to provide soldiers’ scores in real time. The targets range in distance from 100 yards to almost one mile away, and appear and disappear as part of a synchronized display.Having the ability to program different scenarios allows staff to essentially create a new range.“We have the options,” said Master Sgt. Kris Barnette. “That’s great. They won’t become familiar with one thing.” Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

FireEye reports North Korean state sponsored hacking group APT38 is targeting financial

first_imgYesterday, FireEye revealed a new group of hackers named APT38, a financially motivated North Korean regime-backed group responsible for conducting destructive attacks against financial institutions, as well as for some of the world’s largest cyber heists. FireEye Inc. is a cybersecurity firm that provides products and services to protect against advanced persistent threats and spear phishing. Earlier this year, FireEye helped Facebook find suspicious accounts linked to Russia and Iran on its platform and also alerted Google of election influence operations linked to Iranian groups. Now FireEye cybersecurity researchers released a special report titled APT38: Un-usual Suspects, to expose the methods used by the APT38 group. In the report, they said,“Based on observed activity, we judge that APT38’s primary mission is targeting financial institutions and manipulating inter-bank financial systems to raise large sums of money for the North Korean regime.” The researchers also state that the group has attempted to steal more than $1.1 billion and were also responsible for some of the more high-profile attacks on financial institutions in the last few years.  Some of the publicly reported attempted heists attributable to APT38 include: Vietnam TP Bank in December 2015 Bangladesh Bank in February 2016 Far Eastern International Bank in Taiwan in October 2017 Bancomext in January 2018 Banco de Chile in May 2018 Sandra Joyce, FireEye’s vice president of global intelligence says, “The hallmark of this group is that it deploys destructive malware after stealing money from an organization, not only to cover its tracks, but [also]  in order to distract defenders, complicate the incident response process, and gain time to get out the door.” Some details of the APT38 targeting Since at least 2014, APT38 has conducted operations in more than 16 organizations in at least 11 countries. The total number of organizations targeted by APT38 may be even higher when considering the probable low incident reporting rate from affected organizations. The group is careful, calculated, and has demonstrated a desire to maintain access to a victim environment for as long as necessary to understand the network layout, required permissions, and system technologies to achieve its goals. On average, they have observed that APT38 remain within a victim network for approximately 155 days, with the longest time within a compromised environment believed to be almost two years. In just the publicly reported heists alone, APT38 has attempted to steal over $1.1 billion dollars from financial institutions. APT38 Attack Lifecycle FireEye researchers believe that APT38’s financial motivation, unique toolset, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) observed during their carefully executed operations are distinct enough to be tracked separately from other North Korean cyber activity. The APT38 group overlaps characteristics with other operations, known as ‘Lazarus’ and the actor they call as TEMP.Hermit. On Tuesday, the U.S. government released details on malware it alleges Pyongyang’s computer operatives have used to fraudulently withdraw money from ATMs in various countries. The unmasking of APT38 comes weeks after the Justice Department announced charges against Park Jin Hyok, a North Korean computer programmer, in connection with the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures and the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack. According to Jacqueline O’Leary, a senior threat intelligence analyst at FireEye, Park has likely contributed to both APT38 and TEMP.Hermit operations. However, the North Korean government has denied allegations that it sponsors such hacking. Read Next Reddit posts an update to the FireEye’s report on suspected Iranian influence operation Facebook COO, Sandberg’s Senate testimony Google’s Protect your Election programlast_img read more

Foodie bliss onboard Celebrity Edge with 29 dining venues

first_img Posted by Thursday, March 1, 2018 Tags: Celebrity Cruises, Culinary Tourism Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Foodie bliss onboard Celebrity Edge, with 29 dining venues Share For breakfast and lunch Le Grand Bistro is reminiscent of a bustling boulangerie-patisserie, with handmade macaroons, artisanal cheeses and freshly baked bread. At night the lights are dimmed, and an entirely new experience is served; Celebrity is bringing the tabletop to life in partnership with TableMation Studios, featuring Skullmapping’s world famous Le Petit Chef, an animated 3D character who appears right on guest’s plates and prepares each course they’ll be enjoying right before their eyes. Celebrity says it’s “an immersive fusion of entertainment and dining like nothing guests have ever experienced at sea”, and Celebrity guarantees that, as the brand is the very first cruise line to partner with TableMation Studios and Skullmapping.More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoWith five diverse complimentary dining offerings – including the iconic Oceanview Café, now featuring more live action stations, and Mast Grill, plus three completely new offerings – Grand Plaza Café, The Spa Café and Juice Bar, and Eden Café – guests have even more ways to experience the world-class cuisine on Celebrity Edge, in addition to the new complimentary four Main Dining offerings, says the cruise line.The 11 bars and lounges on board Celebrity Edge include the iconic Martini Bar and the Eden Bar. Additional bars and lounges to be featured on Celebrity Edge include: The Retreat Lounge and The Retreat Pool Bar, both exclusive for Suite Class guests; The Theater Bar; The Casino Bar; The Club; Café Al Bacio; The Pool Bar and Edge Cabanas; Sunset Bar; and Il Secondo Bacio.Celebrity Edge will spend its inaugural season sailing alternating seven-night eastern and western Caribbean itineraries before heading to the Mediterranean with a range of seven- to 11-night sailings from iconic cities like Barcelona and Rome in 2019.Homeporting in Fort Lauderdale, Celebrity Edge sets sail Nov. 21, 2018. Bookings are now open including dining reservations. Celebrity Edge will be joined by three sister ships in 2020, 2021 and 2022. MIAMI — Celebrity Edge’s new dining options run the gamut from a sky-high venue cantilevered 16 decks above the ocean, to a fusion of technology, animation and dining with ‘Le Petit Chef’.The 29 dining spots include four main dining restaurants, two Suite and AquaClass restaurants, seven new specialty restaurants, five complimentary dining venues, and 11 bars and lounges.“Once again Celebrity Edge is solidifying, amplifying, and putting a superlative on our award-winning culinary experience, allowing our guests to explore the world without ever leaving their table,” says Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “From the amazing destinations we visit globally, to the local ingredients sourced to satisfy the visionary recipes created by our Michelin-starred chef, Cornelius Gallagher, we open up the world through our unique culinary offerings.”Brian Abel, VP, Hotel Operations, Celebrity Cruises, adds: “We are known for our world-class culinary offerings – our guests tell us this is what sets us apart and the prestigious awards we win affirm that – and on Celebrity Edge, we’ve combined unique concepts, expansive menus, and incredible design to serve a platter of exciting new dining experiences never before seen at sea.”Celebrity has redesigned the main dining experience on Celebrity Edge, to include four complimentary restaurants, each with its own design and ambience inspired by a specific region of the world. Menus in every restaurant feature signature dishes that are offered today across the fleet, which change nightly, and also selections of dishes to showcase the inspiration.Tuscan Restaurant, a nod to Celebrity’s popular Tuscan Grille, features freshly made pastas, while Normandie Restaurant, a conceptual cousin of the brand’s French restaurant, Murano, will feature French dining.In the Cyprus Restaurant – a nod to the Mediterranean and Celebrity’s Greek heritage – guests will enjoy flavourful Mediterranean fare. And the Cosmopolitan Restaurant will feature new American cuisine.More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJWith Celebrity Traditional Dining, guests choose early or late seating, which allows them to enjoy dinner at the same table with the same waiter every evening. With this option, they will be assigned to one of the four main restaurants, while having the ability to experience the others upon request.Celebrity has renamed its Celebrity Select Dining program Celebrity Select Dining Plus, now allowing guests to dine when and where they’d like to each evening; they can make reservations in any of the four restaurants at the time they wish.Suite Class guests have access to a private restaurant, Luminae at The Retreat, which the cruise line calls “an evolution of the highest-rated restaurant in the Celebrity fleet.”AquaClass guests will exclusively continue enjoying the clean, crisp flavors of the award-winning Blu, a spa-inspired restaurant.Six new specialty restaurants include: Fine Cut Steakhouse; Rooftop Garden Grill; Eden Restaurant; Raw on 5 offering the best delicacies from the sea and beyond; and Magic Carpet, billed as a one-of-a-kind al fresco dining adventure with the best views at sea. When the Magic Carpet is positioned at the very top level it becomes an extraordinary, exhilarating experience known as Dinner on the Edge.Le Grand Bistro will serve upscale French cuisine with stunning views of the sealast_img read more

VISIT FLORIDA hosts Canada Travel Trade FAM

first_imgVISIT FLORIDA hosts Canada Travel Trade FAM << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, May 23, 2019 Share Tags: FAM, VISIT FLORIDA By: VISIT FLORIDA Earlier this month, VISIT FLORIDA hosted eight travel agents on the Spring 2019 Canada Travel Trade FAM. Beginning in one of Florida’s largest gateways, the group flew direct from Toronto to Fort Lauderdale and explored the beautiful destination of Greater Fort Lauderdale, which included hotel site visits, airboat rides and riverboat cruises. The group then traveled a short way north to The Treasure Coast. This coastal and easily accessible destination is located on the southeastern coast of Florida and is comprised of three counties: Martin County, St. Lucie County and Indian River County. While in the Treasure Coast, the group enjoyed waterfront dining, hotel site visits and paddle boarding.In the fall, VISIT FLORIDA will host its next Canada Travel Trade FAM. To qualify for this FAM, agents must complete VISIT FLORIDA’s new online learning program, Florida Travel Pro. This e-learning platform is designed to help travel professionals nationwide discover the best the state has to offer and sell Florida like a pro. *NOTE: Once you complete the program, please email Summer Gonzalez ([email protected]) to express your interest in participating in this FAM.Become a Certified Florida Travel Pro at www.VisitFloridaTravelPro.com.last_img read more