SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry almost gave up, but he’s giving the tunnel shot another try.Curry’s pregame tunnel heaves became a spectacle at Oracle Arena that attracted the attention of thousands of cameras and fans. The move to San Francisco’s Chase Center this season presented some obstacles for Curry to recreate that routine — mainly, geometry.Before the Warriors’ season opener against the Clippers Thursday, Curry tried and missed his shot attempt from his new tunnel.At Oracle Arena, …
Related Posts Over the last year, Facebook has become increasingly dominant in terms of being used as the user identity and login on third-party sites. Last summer, we reported that Facebook had dominated as the third-party login of choice, surpassing sites like Twitter, Google and Yahoo in all realms but one – news. News sites saw users logging in almost twice as often using Twitter.Now, it looks like another site is gaining ground in another realm. Career-centric social network LinkedIn is growing as the login of choice for business-to-business (B2B) sites, proving once again that users prefer certain identities for certain online activities. Gigya, a provider of tools for social sharing and third-party logins, took a look at the numbers and found that, since its last round-up of social logins in July 2010, LinkedIn has skyrocketed as the login of choice for B2B sites. According to Rachel Peterson, a spokesperson for the company, LinkedIn has seen increased use as a third-party login ever since it updated its profile API. The site has seen an increase from 3% to 20% in just over six months.“LinkedIn has a strong case that a single social graph through Facebook is not sufficient,” said Peterson. “Professionals want to apply different profile data to business oriented sites and share that content with a different group of people than their FB friends.”So, if you’re thinking of taking your site the way of eHow and forsaking all other logins for the one, true Facebook login, you might want to take a gander at the following graphic and see where your visitors lie. Maybe you should be working on that LinkedIn presence a bit more and Facebook a bit less. Tags:#Identity#Statistics#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… mike melanson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
Balancing windows in interior locations can be extremely difficult. Here’s how to get the right exposure by adding or reducing light.Shooting indoors? Capturing windows (and what’s beyond) can add depth to your scene, but the difference in interior and exterior exposure levels can also ruin a shot entirely. Here’s what you need to know.Nothing sells the realism of a daytime interior more than being able to see out of a window. This is a challenge as far as cinematography goes because it’s extremely rare that the interior’s exposure levels match exterior ones.Once you expose for the typical interior, the outside will be “hot” or overexposed. This is something many cinematographers try to avoid because blown-out highlights are one of the key differences between film and digital — and they immediately kill the cinematic look.The easiest way to achieve this is to wait until the right time of day when the sun is either rising or setting. The downside of this is that this level will only last for several minutes, and if you want to shoot for longer than that, you will need to find a different solution.Another way of bridging the gap between exposure is to increase the levels inside until they match those outside. This requires bigger, more-powerful lights, which increases production costs. But the larger downside is that it causes your talent to squint and affects performance. It’s even worse if you’re shooting an interview, unless you want your subject to look pained and uncomfortable.Neutral Density to the RescueA third, and perhaps the most widely used solution, is to add neutral density to the windows. This comes in 48- or 60-inch wide rolls, and is available in .3, .6, and .9 strengths, which represent 1, 2, and 3 stops of light loss.You can hang these outside the window on a C-stand, or if it’s windy, you can apply them directly to the window with water or adhesive. This takes time, but nothing else will allow you to match exposure inside and outside as easily.The rolls aren’t cheap — at around $100 for 25″ — but you can also buy a DIY alternative from a hardware store. The downside is that they’re not as color neutral and may tint the light coming from the window.Make the Outside DisappearIf you want a window in your shot, but don’t want to see what’s outside, you can swap the neutral ND for some diffusion, like grid cloth or Soft Frost. This will cause the window to blow out completely, creating a nice even light from outside.Depending on the window’s position relative to the sun, the diffusion may or may not help illuminate your scene. If this is something you want to take advantage of, you can add your own source of illumination, like a daylight-balanced HMI or LED fresnel. This will also allow maintain the same effect inside the location after the sun has gone down.Illuminated diffusion on the outside of the windows is a beautiful effect, and you can see it in many scenes when the filmmakers are trying to keep the focus on what’s happening inside the room, rather than on the character’s connection to the world outside. Lincoln used this technique in the majority of its locations, as did the recent Greig Fraser-lensed Vice.By adding or reducing light from windows, you’ll have more control over your daytime interior scenes, and you’ll be able to deliver an ambience that will better serve your story.Interested in the tracks we used to create this video?“Oceanfront” by Vincent Tone“Positive Day On” by Make MusicLooking for more video tutorials on filmmaking and video production? Check these out.Learn to Create Your Own 8-Bit Art in Adobe After EffectsSimple Tips on How You Can Capture Better Slow-Motion VideoHow to Alter the Color of Your Video Using Lumetri CurvesVideo Tutorial: How to Use Premiere’s New Freeform ViewHow to Create the Double Exposure Effect in Four Manageable Steps
LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses The Philippines faces host Malaysia Wednesday night at 8 p.m., most likely with a depleted lineup after one of its players in Nico Cadiz got injured during the Singapore duel.Cadiz, according to team manager, Petronilo Tigaronita, dislocated his left shoulder.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 Filipinos, who are tipped to win the gold in the maiden ice hockey event in the SEA Games, wrap up their stint against Thailand on Thursday. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next This photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows head coach Daniel Brodan (R) giving instructions to members of the Philippines men’s ice hockey team, dubbed the “Mighty Ducks”, during a practice session at a mall skating rink in Manila ahead of their games at the Southeast Asian Games (SEAGames) in Malaysia. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE The Philippines prevailed in a physical encounter with Singapore, 7-2, in the 29th Southeast Asian Games ice hockey tournament Tuesday night in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Filipinos rose to 2-0 after a dominating debut on Monday where they blanked Indonesia, 12-0.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief More medals from PH gymnastics as De Guzman, Capellan bag silver, 2 bronzes LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG midfielder Ander Herrera: No Man Utd player believed they could winby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG midfielder Ander Herrera has spoken of his move from Manchester United.The Spaniard insists there was no concern arriving, despite United knocking PSG out of the Champions League last season.Herrera stated: “It’s not difficult to get to PSG from Manchester United because I have the opportunity to play for an incredible club, but what happened last season is not normal. “Even among the players, no one thought they could win this game. “Football is like that, sometimes if you sleep two or three minutes, you are punished.”
zoom Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has teamed up with Fujitsu Laboratories, and Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology to verify the accuracy of technology to estimate vessel performance at sea by applying Fujitsu’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology, FUJITSU Human Centric AI Zinrai.This project is a part of MOL’s initiative to assess the effectiveness of AI technology and aims to reduce fuel consumption and vessels’ environmental impact.The actual voyage data provided by MOL included information such as speed, fuel consumption, main engine rpm, wind direction, wind speed, recorded from October 12, 2015 to December 13, 2015.Results of verificationCould estimate vessel speed with about a 1.4% allowance, and fuel consumption with an allowance of about 0.8%, based on the above-mentioned method.The following graphs show time-series results of actual measured values of vessel speed and estimated values. Verification confirmed that actual measured values and estimated values are almost the same.
TORONTO (NEWS 1130) – Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has begun his budget roadshow on Wednesday to promote his pre-election fiscal plan.The budget tries to squeeze in a little something for everyone before the fall vote and that means adding more than $20 billion in deficits over the next six years.During his post-budget event, Morneau promoted measures like the immediate infrastructure cash for cities, the benefit to help people change careers, and the creation of the Canada Drug Agency with the aim of creating a Pharmacare plan.LISTEN: Canada’s federal budget and you: what matters, what’s noiseHe also defended the incentives for first time home buyers which some argue doesn’t do enough to help people in hot housing markets like Toronto and Vancouver.“We’re talking about first-time homebuyers, it’s giving people optimism that they can get into the market while being careful to ensure that we continue to have a stable housing market,” Morneau said.Morneau asked if the Trudeau government doesn’t return but he is re-elected, is he willing to sit in the opposition benches. Morneau says he’s committed to running for the Liberals in the election and representing the people of Toronto Centre #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) March 20, 2019He said the country is starting to see the results of the government’s long-term plan, “We’ve created together 900,000 new jobs in this country.”The Conservatives have attacked the Liberals for breaking their deficit promise and have demanded Morneau map out a return to balanced books. They’ve accused the government of borrowing today on the backs of future generations.“It’s just another part of his government part coverup,” Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said.New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh said the budget didn’t go far enough on universal pharmacare, skills training and pensions.
Art Production Fund (APF) is honored to announce that Co-Founders Doreen Remen and Yvonne Force Villareal have been awarded the 2014 Lennon Ono Grant for Peace for their public art program since 2000.A biennial award inaugurated by Yoko Ono in 2002 to honor the peace activism of John Lennon, the grant’s past recipients have included Doctors Without Borders, Pussy Riot, and The Centre for Constitutional Rights. APF will donate the entirety of the $52,000 grant to two urgent nonprofit organizations: Coalition for the Homeless’ First Step Training Program for Women and Spirituality for Kids.“We have long admired Yoko Ono as an artist and activist who has dedicated her life to promoting peace,” said Remen and Force Villareal. “Receiving this award is truly humbling and instills in both of us an even deeper desire to advocate for peace on a local and global scale.”“Our children are our future, and with raised consciousness and self-awareness, they will lead us to a world of peace and harmony,” said Doreen Remen. “Upon receiving news of the grant, I immediately wanted to share this privilege with Spirituality for Kids, a ground-breaking non-profit that provides children with the opportunity and tools to develop respect and care for themselves, others, and the world around them. It is through their individual thoughts and actions that global unity and peace will be achieved.”“As a mother, feminist, and career women, I am ecstatic to support the Coalition for the Homeless’ First Step Training Program for Women,” said Yvonne Force Villareal. “The program empowers these courageous women who deeply desire to create positive change in their lives, but lack resources and job training. Peace starts in a stable and safe home.”The Lennon Ono Grant For Peace was created as a way to promote peace, truth, and humanity in the world, and to help people who promote these values. This year’s awards were presented on October 9 (John Lennon’s birthday) in Reykjavik, Iceland, where Yoko Ono led ceremonies to commemorate her late husband. Ono illuminated the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, a vast tower of light located on the island of Videy, which will remain lit until the day of Lennon’s death on December 8. Additional 2014 recipients include Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner, Peace One Day’s Jeremy Gilley and Jon Gnarr, the former Mayor of Reykjavik.“I am very happy to honour [Art Production Fund] this year with the award that, for me, symbolises much of the work that John Lennon and I tried to do together and which I now continue to do.”The Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children. The First Step Job Training Program gives approximately 125 homeless and low-income women per year the computer training, literacy, life skills, mentoring, networking opportunities – and the self-confidence – needed to secure living-wage employment. First Step was designed to empower students to reach their full potential – emotionally and professionally – enabling them to thrive both in the workplace and in their personal lives.Founded in 2007, Spirituality for Kids is an 501c3 educational nonprofit organization that aims to deepen children’s sense of purpose in life, encourage them to reflect on their actions, see challenges as opportunities, and awaken their desire to make a difference in the world around them. Through engaging videos, animations, games, art activities, journaling and more, kids learn the “rules to the game of life”, which help them tap into their inner strengths, realizing that the power to overcome any challenge lies within them.
Approximately 4.2 kilograms of CocaineApproximately 250 grams of Fentanyl PowderApproximately 270 Fentanyl tabletsApproximately 1950 Oxycodone tabletsApproximately 22.5 litres of GHB/RohypnolApproximately $4000 in Canadian Currency4 firearmsGeorge Osbaldo Goday-Guerra, 24 of Surrey, British Columbia is facing the following charges;Possession for the purpose of trafficking x 4Trafficking a controlled substancePossession of property obtained by crime under $5000Possession of a prohibited weapon/deviceUnauthorized possession of a prohibited/restricted firearmObstruction of a Peace OfficerMr. Godoy-Guerra remains in custody and scheduled to appear at Grande Prairie Provincial Court on March 20, 2019.Grande Prairie RCMP is committed to increasing community safety by using a crime reduction strategy that focuses on identifying repeat offenders, gathering intelligence, and conducting enforcement initiatives. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Grande Prairie RCMP executed two warrants and seized over $615,000 worth of illegal drugs.On March 17, 2019, Grande Prairie RCMP Municipal Drug Section along with the assistance of RCMP Police Dog Services, ALERT and Grande Prairie General Duty members, executed 2 Search warrants in the City of Grande Prairie and the Town of Wembley following a drug investigation.RCMP searched both residences and located approximately $615,000 worth of illegal drugs. Canadian currency and firearms were also located during the search. The following items were seized as a result of the investigation;
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With 3,186 people working on the project in January up from 3,107 in December, work continues on the Site C Dam project.Below is a copy of the construction schedule for the next two weeks;Dam site area – north (left) bank and south (right) bank Work will take place during the day, night, and on the weekend until the project is completed. During this time, residents can expect the following:• Heavy machinery will be in the transmission line corridor. For your safety, please stay clear of the work areas.• There will be project-related traffic on public and resource roads, including petroleum development roads.• Trucks with heavy loads will be accessing the dam site and other project areas. This includes Highway 29 at Cache Creek and Halfway River. Please use caution when meeting a pilot car and observe all warning signs.• Helicopters and commercial drones may be used to support investigative and construction works.• Some noise and vibration may occur near the dam site and work areas, including the quarries. Pile driving may take place near the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands.• There may be smoke in various areas as a result of planned burning. Burning will only take place when permitted by ground conditions, the fire danger rating, and venting conditions.• For your safety, please stay clear of active in-river work areas along the Peace and Moberly rivers. These areas are clearly identified with signage and markings.To view the bulletin; CLICK HERE • Contractors will continue to move equipment and material to the site. This includes deliveries by rail.• Contractors are continuing construction and operations in their work areas. This includes the main civil works, generating station and spillways civil works, turbines and generators, and substation.• Water management activities may take place.• Excavation, including in-river excavation, will progress on both banks of the Peace River.• Construction activities, such as drilling, blasting, crushing, earth moving, tunnelling, concrete placement, and road maintenance, will continue. Tower and mobile cranes will be used on site.• Site preparation will continue at the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands. Work has begun on building the conveyor that will deliver fill material to the dam site. Work activities will occur between the hours of 7 a.m to 7 p.m, seven days a week, and may include excavating, compacting soil and equipment and materials delivery. Additionally, periodic sweeping or dust suppression on Road 240 may occur.Highway 29 • At Halfway River, clearing and vegetation removal is almost complete. Some work will continue including log hauling, mulching, chipping and burning debris. Environmental and wildlife monitoring is ongoing.• At Farrell Creek and near Dry Creek west of Farrell Creek Road, geotechnical investigations may begin. This could include drilling, digging test pits, surveying, minor vegetation removal, and some traffic control.• At Portage Mountain Quarry, site investigations and surveys will continue in preparation for site clearing and road building.• Clearing activities will be complete by the end of March. Wood waste may be chipped, mulched, spread as coarse woody debris, hauled off-site, or burned.• Electrical distribution poles may be temporarily moved in the Cache Creek West area.Reservoir area• Forestry and access road data collection and site investigations will continue near and along the reservoir area.• Wood waste may be chipped, mulched, spread as coarse woody debris, hauled off-site, or burned.Transmission works• Maintenance work will continue on roads that provide access to parts of the transmission corridor.• Material and equipment are being delivered to the marshalling yard at Moberly Lake.• Site investigations, including stripping and data recovery of archaeological sites, geotechnical work, and structure staking, may take place.• Upgrades will continue at Peace Canyon Generating Station.Other areas• Work is occurring downstream of the dam site for the Peace River side channel enhancements.• Aggregate and riprap production will continue in West Pine Quarry. The material will be transported by rail and road to the dam site.What to expect