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first_imgMany residents in New Kru Town believe that there is no end to their troubles, as last Friday, May 30, violent waves surged early in the morning to force them from their homes.“This is like a curse from nature,” a distraught woman told the Daily Observer, as she waddled through the water. “It happens every year,” she added.She said the sea had not been rough the previous night till early in the morning when the waves increased and water began to enter their compound and eventually into their rooms.Another resident complained, “We are in the rainy season; and as usual this is the time we are tormented by the sea.”Sea erosion is part of the struggle that beach communities experience. The currently affected communities are Popo Beach, Colonel West, and the Lagoon.During our visit, houses and rooms were flooded, as the waves in that early morning moved back and forth. “We’ll soon enter in June where the rains [are] heavier,” another resident told the Daily Observer, “I think we will have to move away from here for good.”During a brief tour of the affected areas, many residents were seen with mattresses on their heads, as well as clothes and other household materials that could be moved to safety.A mother of five told the Observer that she did not have anywhere to go with her children.“I am simply displaced,” she said dejectedly. “What can I do for myself and my children?”But the most affected residents are the many workers of the Liberia Maritime Authority’s Beaches and Waterways Project,  who said they have not been able to make decisions to find further accommodation due to the failure of the Government of Liberia to pay them their four-month arrears.The project was intended to maintain healthy beaches, since due to the war, most residents use the beaches to answer to nature’s call (otherwise known as ‘open defecation’). But with the Beaches and Waterways Project the situation has changed and the beaches are maintained by the workers.“With money I can go and look elsewhere for a place to stay,” one of the workers said, “but since we have not been paid and we hardly hear when we’ll be paid, I don’t know what to do.”With the rains coming in full force in June and the months to come, beach residents are worried about their future.“June and July months will be our hell on earth,” an elderly resident said.Many of those interviewed appealed to the Government of Liberia, political parties and humanitarian agencies to come to their rescue, while Beaches and Waterway workers urged the government to settle their arrears.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Two escape injury after Letterkenny crash

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first_imgTwo motorists had a lucky escape when their vehicles collided outside Conwal Graveyard on the outskirts of Letterkenny last night.Damage was caused to the front of both vehicles, a van and a  car.The accident happened just before 8pm. Gardai and the emergency services attended the scene and there was a build-up of traffic in the area for a time.However, it is understood that neither of those involved in the collision were injured. Two escape injury after Letterkenny crash was last modified: September 28th, 2019 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:conwalcrashGardailetterkennylast_img read more

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49ers mailbag: How much do Garoppolo, starters play at Kansas City?

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first_imgSANTA CLARA – With the 49ers dress rehearsal coming up in Saturday’s exhibition at Kansas City, fans asked these pressing questions in my social-media mailbag on Instagram and Twitter, and let’s start by combining the predictably popular queries about Jimmy Garoppolo:Will Jimmy G get a lot more minutes to shake off that rust? (@temblor_sj, @george_chaghouri, @cowee_ten, @andrewrschwartz, @chumba503)His 11-snap, 1-for-6, 1-interception cameo Monday night wasn’t enough to do the trick, other …last_img

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Watch Ohio FFA Convention Talent Show Here

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Online coverage of the 91st Ohio FFA State Convention sponsored by Wilmington College.If you’re having video issues, refresh the page or click this link to watch it on the Ohio Ag Net Facebook page.last_img

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The Hidden Meaning Behind Popular Video Transitions

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first_img4. WipeHidden Symbolism: Continued ActionWipe example from Star WarsWhile all of the transitions on this list stand for a passage of time, a wipe implies continued action that is unresolved. A wipe works well in a film that is full of action and movement, which is why you’ll see it throughout films like Star Wars. A great example from modern film is Edgar Wright, who uses physical objects to wipe between scenes to control the pacing.You will typically find wipes in films with multiple storylines that are playing out in separate locations. A wipe implies tension between one shot and another. A wipe can also serve to juxtapose good and evil or light and dark. Typically the actions in Scene A of a wipe will affect the actions in Scene B and vice versa. While it does depend on the situation, a wipe can serve as a cliffhanger, implying to the audience that they will be returning to the scene once the parallel story has moved forward.This amazing roundup from realityoccasionally shows us a few of the wipes from the Star Wars film franchise.Do you need transitions for your project? We’ve got you covered with this pack of 200+ transitions and assets!What is your favorite type of editing transition? Share in the comments below. 3. Cross DissolveHidden Symbolism: Linked NarrativesDissolves have admittedly been on the decline over recent years. While you will find lots of instances of cross dissolves in classic cinema, modern filmmakers don’t tend to use them as often. A cross dissolve symbolizes a passage from one scene to the next. This could be a passage of time or simply a passage from exterior to interior. Cross dissolves symbolize overlapping ideas between scenes.The duration of a dissolve is directly related the the implied duration between clips. A quick dissolve might symbolize only a few minutes, but a long dissolve could symbolize years. It’s very rare for a film to use a quick one-second dissolve to symbolize a long passage of time.In the example above, we can see two scenes connected by a cross dissolve. From the dissolve, the audience can infer that the building seen in the second clip is the same building being designed in the first clip. A simple cut might have not drawn the same conclusion.This example from Citizen Kane highlights the symbolic change between these two scenes. There’s more to video transitions than simply moving between scenes. Let’s look at the reasons behind the cuts.In video editing, each cut and every transition holds a deeper meaning. Let’s take a look at the hidden narratives behind four of the most common video editing transitions.1. Fade to BlackHidden Symbolism: CompletionThis example of fade to black symbolizes implied action between happiness and sadness. A fade to black is the most dramatic transition found on this list. A fade to black is essentially a dissolve in or to black. In film, a fade to black is used symbolize completion, meaning a narrative thought is finished. On a practical level, this typically means fading to black at the end of a dramatic scene.A fade to black eases the audience’s emotions into the next scene or the end credits. A fade symbolizes a passage of time. It would be confusing to an audience if you were to fade to black and then fade up a scene that is chronologically no different than the scene before it.Fade to blacks imply action, depending on the clips before and after the transition. If you were to fade to black in a scene, it would imply that the narrative tension or emotions have transitioned to the next, even if they aren’t easily apparent in the next scene. In the example above, we first see a happy couple. Next, a girl looking over the balcony of her room. Despite not knowing anything else about this story, we can imply that she is reflecting on the happiness she experienced in the previous scene.2. Fade to WhiteHidden Symbolism: Ambiguity/AscensionGif from Jacob T. Swinney’s ‘Fade to White’ (seen below)Where a fade to black symbolizes completion, a fade to white does the exact opposite. A fade to white tells the audience that the hero’s journey isn’t quite over. Despite all of the visual information on screen telling you the action is completed, there is still something left. This is why you will often see a fade to white at the end of a dramatic film with an ambiguous ending.A fade to white gives the audience a perception of hope. Perhaps the hero did change in the end? Maybe the girl didn’t really die? A fade to white tells us that, despite a bleak or undesirable ending, a positive outcome was still accomplished.The example above from Black Swan is a symbol of hope or happiness. Nina, after becoming the dark swan she feared, has now transitioned into the heavenly realm which she fantasized about. The character, despite the forces surrounding her, has achieved the beautiful result she imagined. In a way, the fade to white is dissonant to her surroundings.In this fantastic video roundup from Jacob T. Swinney, we see quite a few popular examples of fade to white in popular film. In the description Jacob writes “fades to white are often used to express disorientation and euphoria, among many other similar sensations.”last_img read more

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13 injured in acid attack for opposing eve-teasing in Bihar

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first_imgAt least 13 people, including three women, were injured on Wednesday in an acid attack in Bihar’s Vaishali district for opposing eve-teasing by a group of motorcycle-borne youths.The police have arrested five persons.Police said there was a scuffle between two groups at Dawoodnagar village of Hajipur and acid was thrown, injuring the 13. Three of the attackers too were injured. All have been admitted to the government hospitals in Hajipur and Vaishali.“We’ve arrested five persons…we’ll investigate further and if found involved, some more people could be arrested”, said senior police official of the district Raghav Dayal.Local residents said the group of bike-borne youths passed lewd remarks on girls of the village on Tuesday and it was opposed by the family members of a girl and some other villagers. “On Wednesday, over a dozen youths attacked the family members of the girl, throwing acid on them…in the scuffle three of the attackers too got burn injuries”, said a villager. .last_img read more

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Anilao Windsurf Regatta 2019: Historic windfoiling and fun-filled freedom

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first_imgOcean cleanup intermissionWhile the windsurf enthusiasts bathe in the sun and watch the games unfurl, chairperson and MC Anna Marco announces that there will be an ocean cleanup orientation held by partner organization Pure Oceans. A few more announcements later, the Pure Oceans booth remains uncrowded.At the booth, founder Pia Ocampo and SEA Institute interns gather to segregate plastic waste from a cleanup they had conducted the morning before the regatta started. A few minutes in and not one regatta-goer attends the orientation. Efforts, however, do not go to waste as they tally and segregate the trash from the shore and the surface of the water, both by category and by brand.“In an hour, we were able to get about six kilos of plastic — not much, but the data will help in helping the community also find out how they can manage their plastic waste, and keep it out of the ocean,” Ocampo points out.Alongside Pure Oceans, SEA Institute president Robert Suntay also makes an appearance at the booth in support to Pure Oceans.SEA Institute had also partnered up with last year’s regatta and conducted activities for kids that aim to promote marine conservation in the Verde Island Passage, which he refers to, alongside many scientists, as the most biodiverse spot in the world.A sense of freedomIn the second day of the regatta, the sailors once again weave through the waters and pump their sails to gather more wind. In the end, open class category sailor Vinna Dolor glides past all the other sailors from other classes, including bemedaled athletes. It is a big accomplishment for the 17-year-old sailor, considering she is one of the few women in the male-dominated sport.Ninna shows off her blistered hands from gripping and pumping the sails, but the pain wears off when she accepts her Open Class Women’s first place award. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next From afar, 1980s synthpop music blares from the stereos propped on the shores of Janao Bay, but inside the beach resort, everyone is calm and quiet. Sails lie still on the grounds of the inn as the sailors wait for an announcement — that is, it is time to race again.The first round of races begins with the novices and the class C sailors. As the red flag goes up, the young and aspiring sailors start to go offshore and into the water. In another minute, the yellow flag goes up and they put their sails upright. The countdown to the green flag begins and the sailors become one with their equipment. They look straight into the first buoy as the green flag goes up. The Anilao Windsurf Regatta 2019 has officially set sail.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesFirst foil race in the PhilippinesThe first two rounds of novice and class C races finish, and the beaming sailors drag their sails back to the shore. A new wave of sailors then prepare for a new round — only this time, they also prepare to make history. Windsurfers show skills, encourage marine conservation at Anilao Regatta PLAY LIST 04:07Windsurfers show skills, encourage marine conservation at Anilao Regatta03:01Winners of the first ever foil windsurfing contest in the Philippines04:23Anilao getaway: Windsurfing and dolphins02:42PH 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 View comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIEScenter_img The sailors each carry a different kind of surfboard above their heads — one that has a fin-like rig attached to the bottom of the board. This is called a windfoil board, and for the first time ever, it hovers the waters of Anilao for the first foil race in the Philippines.Windfoiling, just like windsurfing, also uses a sail and a surfboard. What sets it apart from traditional windsurfing is the hydrofoil rig that allows the board to hover about three feet above the water, making it easier to sail faster and without much traction.“Windfoil is the evolution of windsurf,” former national team sailor Harold Madrigal explains.In the first round of the first foil race in the country, Madrigal and Geylord “Evang” Coveta, also a former national team athlete and 2012 RS:One world champion, sail neck-and-neck while “I Ran” plays from the shore where everyone squints to catch a glimpse of the tight race.In the end, Madrigal, despite practicing with the foil board for only two months, places first in the first foil race in the regatta while Coveta, who is also new to the foil board and practiced only three days before the race, places second.ADVERTISEMENT Must-win for Painters The young sailor describes her experience in the water as she sails first to the finish line: “Feeling mo lumilipad ka, tapos ang saya sa feeling ng parang lumulutang ka sa tubig, na nakikisabayan ka sa hangin.” (You feel like you’re flying, and it’s a fun feeling to be floating on the water, being one with the wind.)This is an experience shared by the tightknit windsurf community in Anilao — “a sense of freedom,” as 16-year-old sailor and foil slalom second runner-up Joaquin Jimenez calls it.“It’s you, your equipment, and the wind. It’s up to you where you want to go and how fast you want to go,” he expresses.INQUIRER.net/Ryan LeagogoThe Anilao Windsurf Regatta closes with the awarding ceremony where the sailors gather inside the Janao Bay Inn, laughing and cheering with their purple Propan TLC-sponsored clappers as they share inside jokes.This year’s regatta has proved once again that the community is just getting bigger, as organizer Nicole Alvaro de Arellano says. Next year, she hopes that the event reaches even wider audiences, including the windsurf communities in Boracay and Taal.As chairperson Anna Marco announces the names of the race winners, she reminds the sailors to “keep on sailing.” Windsurfing often goes unnoticed in the Philippines. Many sailors and regatta participants only hope for more recognition as they train to compete internationally.Despite challenges, the Anilao windsurf community continue to support each other as they persist with their passion for the water sport, unwavering. Whenever it gets too hard as windsurfing remains overlooked, what the Anilao Windsurf Regatta does is keep it alive, reminding every participant, guest or sailor, to keep on sailing. JBRELATED STORIES:Anilao: Windsurfing, dolphins, and a 101 on marine conservationAnilao Windsurf Regatta returns for 17th year MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte INQUIRER.net/Ryan LeagogoAt 8 a.m., with sunlight sprawled out along the shores of Anilao beach in Batangas, residents and tourists rise to witness the clear waters glisten and crash against the rocky shores. For many, it is just another weekend to relax by the beach and swim away the pressures of the weekday grind, but for the people of Janao Bay Inn Beach Resort, it is time to set sail.The Anilao Windsurf Regatta has been going on for about 22 years. The small community of Anilao sailors gather every year to celebrate their love for windsurfing. It is a sport known to Filipinos, though not so popular. Being that Anilao is commonly known as a diving attraction, windsurfing often remains unheard of especially here. Thus, whenever it is time for the year’s regatta, the sailors and windsurf enthusiasts make sure they make noise.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policylast_img read more

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San Diego Pride hosts Pride Parade and 45th Annual TwoDay Festival

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A data company is coaching cities on how to get GPS data

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16th amendment verdict unnerves AL govt Fakhrul

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