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All Spanish football is suspended, except First and Second

first_img– That all matches of the non-professional State Soccer and Futsal Competitions will be suspended as of today for a period of two weeks.– That all the matches of the Competitions of Soccer and Futsal of Autonomous Field in all the disciplines and in all the categories are recommended to the Territorial Federations that adopt the decision that they consider more opportune depending on the circumstances in each territory and always and In any case, in agreement with the health and sports authorities of each Autonomous Community. However, the RFEF advises the suspension of all matches for a period of two weeks.These decisions will be subject to the changes that are advised at any time by the health and sports authorities. The proposals we made yesterday will be maintained in relation to the S.M. Cup. the King and S.M. the Queen, as well as the matches of the Spanish National Soccer Team.At the same time, the LNFP will be invited to join the Monitoring Committee to evaluate jointly and in coordination, as provided by current legislation, the changes that will be necessary to make in professional competitions. In the same way, it will be done with the National Futsal Commission, as well as with the AFE Union and the associations of players and futsal players so that they can join the work and monitoring group.Any future decision will also be made to the Delegated Commission or to the competent body contemplating that in this commission we will be prepared to respond to Spanish football in any scenario.The National Futsal League stops for two weeksThe suspension proposed by the RFEF also affects futsal. The National Futsal League has announced that the meetings of the next two weeks will be suspended through a statement.“The Delegated Commission of the RFEF has met this Wednesday in Madrid to analyze the evolution of the situation generated by the transmission of COVID-19 and has agreed to suspend the LNFS parties for a period of two weeks.Through a statement, the RFEF has made public its decision to suspend as of today for the period of two weeks all the non-professional football and futsal competitions at the state level, among which are the matches of the LNFS “.Check the pdf of the RFEF note The Spanish Football Federation has issued a statement following the meeting of the Delegate Committee in which it approves the temporary suspension of All male and female futsal and soccer matches in the non-professional field for 14 days, which would include the Second B and Third competitions. Too Leave the date for the final of the Copa del Rey final in the air between Athletic Club and Real Sociedad.There are already several territorial federations (such as Valencian, Basque, Andalusian, Asturian …) that already support this measure and has invited LaLiga, the Association of Footballers Professionals, the National Futsal Commission and player associations of the latter to join the Monitoring Committee created before this situation and that met today morning urgently.The measures that the RFEF have been approved by the Delegate Commission, “before the evaluation of the new situation and in accordance with articles 4, 5 and 42 3a) of the Statutes, include to be suspended from today and for within two weeks all matches of non-professional state-level football and futsal competitions. “The RFEF statement:Yesterday we sent you a Circular by which we announced that at today’s meeting of the Delegate Commission we would propose the adoption of a series of measures that were cited in the Circular.This decision is taken because from the RFEF we must guarantee the HOMOGENEITY of football competitions, integrity and the necessary competitive balance, and since it has been found that there is a real impossibility to play football matches and develop training in certain cities and / or territories of our country.The Monitoring Committee, which met urgently this morning, has agreed to elevate to the Delegate Committee, which meets today, the adoption of the following measures as of today, always under the coordination and supervision of the sports and health authorities .Upon evaluation of the new situation, the RFEF informs all Territorial Federations and other players in the world of football that, in accordance with articles 4, 5 and 42, 3 a) of the RFEF Statutes, they will propose to the Commission Delegate of the RFEF Assembly, which meets today as a matter of urgency, a whole set of measures, including:last_img read more

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New Peace Country Spectra Energy Processing Plant

first_imgBy Dwight FordSpectra Energy announced today it will build another Peace Region natural gas processing plant.The 200 million cubic feet per day facility will be constructed in two phases west of Dawson Creek, and Calgary based Spectra says it is a response to customer demand in the Montney play.- Advertisement -The first phase, with a processing capacity of 100 million cubic feet, will be completed next year, and phase two is scheduled to be finished in 2013.The company is also sending out signals of further growth in the region, saying overall BC natural gas production is forecast to double.last_img read more

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Alan Pardew: England striker ‘is the best goalscorer in the Premier League’

first_img1 Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has labelled Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane ‘the best goalscorer in the Premier League.’Kane produced a stunning breakthrough season last year and has expelled any hint of a ‘one-season wonder’ tag by plundering another 17 in all competitions this campaign.Palace, in contrast, have struggled for goals and haven’t found the net since beating Stoke before Christmas, and Pardew professed his envy and admiration of Kane’s ability.“Spurs have the best goalscorer in the Premier League, in my opinion, in Harry Kane,” Pardew said.“In terms of the run they are on, they have confidence, their squad is strong and that gives them a massive advantage.“If Kane was in our team we’d be in the top four.”Spurs have cemented a top-four spot this season and, assessing the impact of their manager Mauricio Pochettino, Pardew added: “Pochettino has done terrifically well in both his jobs in England.“He’s got what he wants on the pitch. He’s got a chance of a really decent legacy there.“Whether you can have a legacy in the current game, I don’t know, but you can dream.” Harry Kane last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA FACE ROBERT EMMETS THIS WEEKEND

first_imgNa Rossa GAA NotesThe senior squad had a busy week with 2 games within 48 hours. On Thursday last they travelled to Convoy and even though they put in a terrific second half performance the lads eventually lost out to a strong Convoy side. On Saturday evening in Dooey a strong second half comeback gave us a vital home win against Naomh Ultan.JP McCready scoring a long range free deep into injury time which gave us a 1 point victory.This week we play Robert Emmets in Castlefin on Saturday evening with 6pm throw in.The under 10s hosted a blitz last Saturday morning in which Kilcar, Naomh Ultan and St Nauls competed in. An excellent mornings football with the team doing very well.A big thanks to all who helped on the day.The under 12s lost out to Naomh Ultan in their latest league match by a single point.A brave performance by a very young team.Club patrons who would like to place an order for tickets for Donegals upcoming match v Antrim can do so by contacting Pat Boyle on 0872335548. The games including the minors will take place in Clones.GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA FACE ROBERT EMMETS THIS WEEKEND was last modified: June 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANa RossaNoticesSportlast_img read more

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Lean to the Left: Science Reporters Oblivious to Conservatism

first_imgTake any issue, and there will often be a liberal view and a conservative view.  Why is it, then, that science reporting is almost always liberal?  It’s not just that left-leaning slants on science issues predominate; the reporters and institutions often seem utterly oblivious to the idea that other positions, like conservative views, even exist.  Even when they are acknowledged, they are almost routinely disparaged.  Some recent examples illustrate the lopsided coverage. WikiLeaks:  Most conservatives feel that WikiLeaks poses a real threat to national security, and that the perpetrator, Julian Assange, should be prosecuted.  Yet PhysOrg cast the story that as a freedom of speech issue – the leftist view.  “WikiLeaks fights to stay online amid attacks” was the headline of a story that gave prominent quotes to Assange claiming history is on his side, that he is just trying to make the world a better place.  Does this article even belong on a science-reporting website?  PhysOrg did post another A.P. story that at least quoted some conservatives, but it tended to air only the most inflammatory statements, like those of a Canadian advisor who said, “I think Assange should be assassinated, actually.”    Live Science cast the story as a matter of old fashioned innocent gossip, no different than Facebook.  Ignoring entirely the issue that WikiLeaks plays into the hands of terrorists, the reporter even called on an evolutionist to tell us it’s just part of our ape ancestry: “Oxford anthropologist Robin Dunbar argues that gossip and language evolved as primate groups got too large to bond by grooming.”Rich vs poor:  Conservatives do not have a problem with wealth per se, provided the money has been earned honestly.  The rich, after all, pay the bulk of taxes, provide jobs, and are often benefactors.  Leftists are for redistribution of wealth.  PhysOrg reported that the rich in Canada are getting richer.  While the trend may be a matter of statistical analysis, the subtext of the article was that this is bad; letting rich keep their money involves an “inequality gap”.Minimum wage:  Conservatives argue that minimum wage laws hurt the people they are designed to help, by forcing businesses to close their doors to entry-level job applicants.  PhysOrg took the leftist position that “Minimum wage hikes don’t eliminate jobs.”  Either political party could certainly amass its own statistics and expertise to make its case, but the article did not even acknowledge that a conservative view exists.  It portrayed the liberal position as a scientific finding, leading to some heated comments by readers.DREAM Act:  Conservatives find the DREAM Act, now being debated in Congress, as an abomination, not only because it rewards people who broke the law, but will stimulate even more illegal immigration, and actually gives them something that U.S. citizens cannot have: lower rates on college tuition.  Yet again, PhysOrg gave the leftist arguments only, arguing on quasi-scientific grounds that the act would benefit the economy.Funding scrutiny:  Conservatives agree that taxpayers should be protected from careless funding of frivolous projects, scientific or otherwise – especially in a time of economic crisis when the national debt is at a historic high many fear is unsustainable.  When Live Science reported about Republican majority leader Eric Cantor’s reasonable request for scrutiny of NSF grants, however, the reporting staff focused on explaining why one apparently wasteful project (a $3/4 million grant to study soccer players) was not really wasteful, but had spinoffs that might help society more broadly.  Cantor was only asking for self-scrutiny at this point, but the undertone of the article is that Republicans pose a threat to science and must be monitored carefully.  Did that same moral imperative apply when liberals were driving the country to the brink of economic collapse with irresponsible spending?Climate:  Many conservatives are fearful, if not outraged, by U.N. proposals at international climate talks (currently at Cancun) that they feel can destroy economies, send society back to third world status, and hurt most of all the poor who need economic opportunity the most.  Many of them also feel “global warming” is based on dubious science (02/06/2010) and provides a cover for socialist plans to redistribute wealth.  When PhysOrg went to report on the talks, however, it focused on a specific case of dubious science: “Cancun’s eroding white sand beaches are providing a note of urgency to the climate talks being held just south of this seaside resort famed for its postcard-perfect vistas,” implying that political action on global warming (now euphemised as “climate change”) must be taken now – the left’s view.  But needless to say, it would be very difficult to prove that the beaches of Cancun are eroding because of man-made global warming, especially when the UK is currently suffering under a “Narnia-like winter” as seen in images from the TERRA satellite.Food bill:  Many conservatives were outraged at the lame duck Congress passing a food bill that gives enormous new powers to the Environmental Protection Agency, an unelected body possessing already near-dictatorial powers over business.  Yet PhysOrg presented the “bill to boost food safety” as a wonderful, progressive thing – all good, except for some compromises that had to be made to placate doubters who worried about the impacts on farmers and businesses in their home states.  Live Science went even further in its advocacy, calling the bill a “significant achievement,” announcing with its headline, “Senate Finally Passes Food Safety Bill.”  Totally ignored were any conservative arguments that private enterprise and a free market possess inherent powers of self-regulation without having to further erode the liberties of taxpayers.  Whether the conservatives or liberals are right is not the issue here.  The point is that the media, once again, rather than debating the bill with any pretense of balance, acted in advocacy of one political position on a “science” website.Ending racism:  Without doubt, concerns of racism loom large on liberal agendas, whereas many conservatives feel that government victimization by race actually does more harm than good.  In a nearly shameless reference to Obama’s political slogan, PhysOrg gave good press to academics at Georgia State and the Association for Psychological Science with the headline, “Motivation to end racism relies on ‘yes we can’ approach.”    The merits of their arguments are, again, beside the point; certainly, empowering the disadvantaged in any culture with positive motivation is worthwhile, regardless of their race, and no respectable conservative has anything but contempt for racism.  But it is almost inconceivable that academics and science reporters would, for a minute, give positive press to the views of prominent black conservatives on the issue of how to deal with racism.  The list would include such luminaries as Thomas Sowell, Clarence Thomas, J. C. Watts, Condi Rice, Walter Williams, Alan Keyes, Michael Steele, Bill Cosby, Ward Connerly, even Martin Luther King’s daughter, Dr. Alveda C. King, and others, whose views, though nuanced, informed, and varied, are routinely excluded from “science” articles.Health care:  Conservatives were outraged last year when a nationalized health care bill, in spite of a blockade by every Republican in congress, overcame near-certain defeat through political shenanigans, backroom deals, broken promises and outright lies, finally getting pushed over the goal line against the wishes of a majority of Americans, like a foul play of a cheating football team getting awarded a touchdown by a corrupt referee.    Conservatives before and since that date have stood vociferously for private control of health care.  As could be expected, though, once again, PhysOrg gave favorable press to a Canadian Medical Association press release that promoted expanded use of publicly funded health care.  Only arguments in support of public funding were stated; nothing of the conservative arguments against it were even noted in this “science” article.Right to life:  Conservatives are more often than not the lone stalwarts for the right to life, opposing abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, human cloning and experimentation, and embryonic stem cell research.  This is an odd situation, since liberals traditionally portray themselves as voices for the disadvantaged and helpless – and what humans are more helpless, and need a voice more, than those in the womb, infants, and the elderly?  Yet Science Daily spoke about a new “Reliable Culture of Human Embryonic Stem Cells” positively in terms only of their potential (not actual) provision for medical breakthroughs, ignoring the deep ethical concerns of many about the use of human embryos for research or treatment, whether or not the treatments ever fulfill a decade of unkept promises (11/18/2010, 09/26/2010, 09/03/2010, 01/18/2010).News sources like PhysOrg, Live Science, and Science Daily often simply republish the press releases of academic institutions, which are known to be predominantly leftist (12/02/2004).  But they do have teams of reporters who could, if they chose to, evaluate both sides of an issue fairly, critique the claims made, and present conservative counter-arguments.  As these examples show, they almost never do (see “Institutional Science as a Leftist Cabal,” 10/14/2010).Update: Slate Magazine acknowledged that scientists who are Democrats vastly outnumber Republican scientists.  “That’s a problem,” Daniel Sarewitz explained; “A democratic society needs Republican scientists,” he said, for reasons such as to “cultivate more informed, creative, and challenging debates about the policy implications of scientific knowledge” and to “keep difficult problems like climate change from getting prematurely straitjacketed by ideology.”  See one Evolution News and Views take on this, where David Klinghoffer says, “Slate sees the light.”Readers are challenged to submit exceptions to the rule to our Feedback line.  Show us a “science” article from a mainstream academic source that advocates a conservative position on any of the issues in the list above.  We predict readers will have trouble finding even examples that give a balanced treatment of both sides.  Unless the response is overwhelming, any exceptions found will prove the rule.  It has been our experience at Creation-Evolution Headlines that science reporting presents a perennial onslaught against conservative values.    Science wasn’t supposed to be like this.  It was supposed to restrict itself to natural phenomena, to controlled experiments on observable, repeatable processes governed by natural laws, seeking to follow the evidence and be most critical of its own claims.  How did science journalism ever get so deeply embedded in politics, ethics, economics, and global advocacy?  The scientific data do not entail leftist politics; often, leftist political positions are maintained in spite of the data (02/27/2010).  Think about the now-discredited work by Margaret Mead, Sigmund Freud, and Alfred Kinsey, whose left-supporting “science” claims were made on the basis of flawed data samples and agenda-driven methods (many more shameful examples exposed in Ann Coulter’s book Godless: The Church of Liberalism, 08/15/2009).     The ideological left has co-opted science for its political agenda, which now threatens to become a global agenda.  Science does not even belong in many of these fields (08/25/2010, 05/13/2010).  While many individual scientists are honorable citizens, focused on their narrow fields, seeking understanding about this or that molecule or organism or star, the scientific societies (06/25/2010) who presume to speak for them, and the majority of mainstream science journalists who convey the mystique of science to the general public, have stolen science’s presumed authority to promote a secularist, leftist, materialistic, evolutionary world view, to the point where many in the public are oblivious to the ideology, so thick is the fogma in which it is enveloped.  (For definition of fogma, see the 05/14/2007 commentary.)Exercise:  You can have a voice!  Many science sites allow comments.  If time permits, become a regular commentator on left-leaning science sites, and provide some balance to the reporting.  Be sure to be well-informed, winsome, and persuasive.  Often readers are attracted to the comments – and reporters may learn to fear the adverse publicity of one-sided reporting.  Rule #1: Don’t be a blowhard, or you will be blown off as a crank.  Let the blowhards be on the other side, exposing the weaknesses of their arguments – and resist the temptation to get dragged into the mud with them.  Command the respect of your readers, and you can make a difference.  This is the age of instant interactive media.  Let’s raise an army of skilled responders to biased science reporters.  They don’t have to get away with it like they did in the newspaper/magazine/radio era.  Play fair, but let them know, it’s a new ball game now.(Visited 48 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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US funding boost for Wits museum

first_imgWits University’s art museum will receivefunding to restore Ndebele cultural items.(Image: Bongani Nkosi) An artist’s impression of the interior ofthe Wits Art Museum once completed.(Image: City of Johannesburg)MEDIA CONTACTS• Julia CharltonCuratorWits Art Museum+27 11 717 1363RELATED ARTICLES• SA items in World Digital Library• Itlhabolole: beauty from waste• SA landscape display takes root in UK• Egypt reclaims its heritageBongani NkosiThe Wits Art Museum will receive funding from Bank of America Merrill Lynch to restore some of its treasured items, which, the academic institution says, are of national importance.Wits University announced on 18 November 2010 that the funds will be channelled towards conserving 25 beaded Ndebele aprons kept in its museum. In isiNdebele, the items are known as iiphephetu and date back to a period between 1920 and 1970.The value of the sponsorship has not yet been announced.The university said all the iiphephetu need “stabilisation, consolidation, cleaning and repair”, and a specialist conservator will be appointed to carry out the work.Iiphephetu were traditionally designed and made by Ndebele mothers or grandmothers when their daughters entered puberty. At this time the family performs an initiation ritual known as ukuthomba for the teenager, which signifies growth.The aprons are made from canvas and glass beads, with some also incorporating bits of wool and leather. “Each of the iiphephetu is unique, and displays significant invention and creativity within the parameters of this important cultural tradition,” said the university in a statement.The Wits Art Museum, currently undergoing a revamp, is one of 10 international projects that will benefit from the bank’s inaugural art conservation programme. The programme is meant to help restore artworks of cultural and historical value in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.It’s also designed to raise awareness about conserving such artworks so that they are “preserved, displayed and enjoyed by future generations”.The bank is known for providing much-needed funds for museums, including sponsorships and loans.Wits is delighted to be part of this programme, said its Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research Prof Belinda Bozzoli.“By enabling this important conservation work to be undertaken, Bank of America Merrill Lynch is supporting the Wits Art Museum’s vision to contribute to a common sense of nationhood through art, by facilitating the preservation of diverse critical heritage material for the benefit of all,” she said.Exciting exhibitions in the pipeline The R68-million (US$9.8-million) restoration of the Wits Art Museum will be completed by the end of 2011. Bozzoli said the restored iiphephetu will be part of the range displayed for the public when the museum reopens.Previously known as Wits Art Galleries, the Wits Art Museum will officially reopen with a series of exhibitions targeting the university’s students and academic staff, as well as the general South African public and tourists.“Funding from Bank of America Merrill Lynch Art Conservation Programme will ensure that these vital artistic treasures can be conserved to the highest standards and enjoyed by the public for many more years to come,” said the bank’s Humphrey Borkum.“We are privileged to support the Wits Art Museum in restoring some of its most important artworks,” he added.While new technologies are used to make art conservation safer and more effective, this is costly to museums – and the American bank is aware of that, said its executive Rena De Sisto in a statement. “This is a propitious time to actively engage in preserving these treasures.”Sisto added that by helping to restore cultural art of different nations, they hope to “elevate awareness of cultural traditions around the world and inspire respect and interest across cultural boundaries”.last_img read more

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Apple Explains How to Use iPhone’s New Anti-Phishing Feature

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts sarah perez Amid the hubbub over new iPods and iTunes’ LPs announced at last week’s annual Apple event, one feature that was a little under-hyped was the new “anti-phishing” protection built into the iPhone’s Safari web browser. The added feature, available via an iPhone software update, warns users when visiting fraudulent websites using Safari. This sort of technology is already commonplace on the web, but is rarely seen on the mobile platform. Unfortunately, there seemed to be a problem with the new security feature: it wasn’t working…or at least, so it seemed. As it turns out, the problem was that users weren’t informed as to how to properly activate the anti-phishing protection, an issue that points to a poor implementation of what could and should have been a major breakthrough in mobile computing technology.The Problem: Anti-Phishing Protection Doesn’t Appear to FunctionAlthough Apple touted the anti-phishing protection back in March when they announced their 3.0 update, the new feature didn’t actually materialize until this month when the company released the OS 3.1 iPhone/iPod Touch software. According to Apple, the anti-phishing protection feature will display an on-screen warning message when you attempt to visit a known malicious website. Once the update was released, security researchers and other Apple enthusiasts began testing the new technology. The results were immediately disappointing. “I’ve not been able to get it to block anything,” Michael Sutton, vice president of research at security firm Zscaler was quoted as saying. He had been testing the feature using known phishing websites identified by the anti-phishing database hosted at PhishTank. The Mac Security Blog also found after extensive testing that it simply “does not seem to work.” MacWorld, however, found that the feature worked sometimes, but the inconsistency hinted that the technology was not “ready for public consumption,” they reported. What gives? Did Apple really release a broken feature? Were they even aware of the problem? Blogger Jim Dalrymple of The Loop decided to go straight to the source: he asked Apple. Apple Says “You’re Doing it Wrong”Apparently, this was not a case of the anti-phishing technology being broken. It was a case of everyone simply “doing it wrong.” As it turns out, in order for Safari’s anti-phishing database to update, there are a few particular steps that need to be followed, explained an Apple spokesperson. After updating the phone to the OS 3.1 update, users need to do the following: Launch the Safari web browser.Connect to a Wi-Fi network.Charge the iPhone with the screen off.The spokesperson added that for “most users” this process should happen automatically when they charge their phone. We would have to disagree. “Most users” don’t launch the Safari browser prior to charging their device – if anything, they close down any open applications before plugging in the phone to charge. Poorly Implemented, Poorly ExplainedIf you follow the above steps, the feature will work. However, most users will never know to do this unless they happen to closely follow technology news and blogs. The general mainstream population – the very demographic Apple so craftily attracts via their billion dollar marketing campaigns – expects things to “just work.” That is the Apple promise, after all. Yet even on Apple’s own website where they detail the various new features in the OS 3.1 update, there is no mention as to how the anti-phishing protection should be utilized. It simply lists that the feature exists. A helpful link to a “how to” guide would seem appropriate here or, at the very least, a footnote. Having to perform the somewhat unintuitive stepsto get the anti-phishing protection feature to function properly seems like an unusual miss for a company who generally makes things simple and straightforward. Why does it need Wi-Fi, for example? Apple claims that the Wi-Fi connectivity is required so as not to incur any additional data fees for the end user. But launching the browser? We almost wonder if it wouldn’t have made better sense for Apple to implement the feature in the new iTunes update instead. The desktop software could retrieve the updated anti-phishing database from the internet upon launch and could then sync it to the iPhone or iPod Touch the next time it was plugged in. That would also alleviate another common problem with the current implementation – if the phone isn’t plugged in long enough, the update won’t complete and users will only be partially protected. On the other hand, the inclusion of the database via a sync would have ensured that all the data was copied over to the phone.In the end, though, Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at Sophos, reminds us that maybe we shouldn’t be too hard on Apple. “Many other smartphones don’t offer even the most elementary form of anti-phishing protection to their users,” he says. That may be true but, unfortunately, the way Apple chose to deliver their anti-phishing protection feature means that most iPhone users won’t be protected either. 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The Hidden Stories Behind Weird Post-Production Terms

first_imgEver wonder where some of those strange post-production terms came from? Here are some origin stories you might not know.The industry is full of strange and confusing terms that make sense only to those who use them everyday. Have you ever wondered where all these strange terms came from? Let’s take a behind-the-scenes look at those weird post-production terms.KeyframesIn modern animation applications, a keyframe designates a value at a certain point in time. These modern day applications can interpret the data between keyframes so you don’t have to. This is called tweening, and it’s a recent advance in technology.Image from 3D MercuryIn the golden days of animation, every frame had to drawn by hand — but it wasn’t the job of lead animators to draw every frame. Instead, more experienced animators would draw only the ‘key’ frames in a scene and more inexperienced animators called Inbetweeners would create the drawings between the key frames. For more information regarding early animation techniques, I highly recommend checking out The Illusion of Life by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston.MasksIn post-production, masking is the process of designating a portion of the frame to not be affected by a given effect. In Photoshop you might use a mask to only blur out a background and not your subject. In After Effects, a mask can be used to help with compositing 3D elements. But the history of masks goes back much further than Photoshop. In fact, the term is derived from physical masks which literally block portions of your face.Masking has long been used in fine arts as a way to shield portions of a canvas from being affected. In fact, masking tape derived because it was used to mask out certain objects that weren’t meant to be painted. Today masking has evolved to become an essential part of a digital artists workflow and it all started with physical art.FeatheringIn modern software, feathering is essentially the smoothing out of edges. But why is it called feathering?It actually plays homage to a classic painting technique in which artists would use feathers to smooth out a transition between two colors. Feathering was also used by early photo editors as a way to smooth out ink. Even in modern home painting, some people use feather dusters as a way to smooth out paint color transitions. Feathering continues to be an essential process for editors and motion graphic designers alike.Matte/Matte PaintingIn film and photography, a matte is reference footage used to composite a foreground onto a background. While the history of mattes in film is quite dense, the term matte first originated from the early set extension process known as matte painting. These early matte paintings were scenes painted on glass using, you guessed it, matte paint.Over the years, mattes would evolve to become modern-day color keying, but digital matte painting continues to be a process used in contemporary films. For more info on the history of matte painting, check out this fantastic video created by John Hess of Filmmaker I.Q. RotoscopingThe original patent for a rotoscope, invented by Max FleischerRotoscoping is essentially cutting an object or subject out of a scene one frame at a time by hand. While the process is easier for modern filmmakers, it’s still very tedious.In the early days of film, an artist would use a rotoscope to project a frame onto glass. The artist would then go in and trace the subject by hand. While the process was traditionally used for cartoons, it has transitioned over time to be used mainly for VFX work.Know any other post-production origin stories? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

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Court cancels arrest warrant issued against Hardik Patel in vandalism case

first_imgThe Visnagar sessions court in Gujarat on Thursday cancelled the non-bailable arrest warrant issued against Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel after he appeared before it and gave an assurance to it to remain present during hearings in the future. Each of them submitted surety bonds of ₹5,000. The next hearing will be on November 15.On Wednesday, Sessions judge V.P. Agarwal issued the arrest warrant against Mr. Hardik Patel, convener of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), and six others, including Sardar Patel Group (SPG) convener Lalji Patel, after they failed to to appear before it in a case of vandalism of Visnagar MLA Rishikesh Patel during a protest rally of the Patidar community in July 2015. Mr. Hardik Patel failed to appear before it for the second consecutive time, while Mr. Lalji Patel and others were absent for the first time.last_img read more

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