Irish Women’s squad named for England clash

first_imgCoach Tom Tierney has named 10 uncapped players in his squad ahead of the fixture on November 14th which will be Ireland’s first ever autumn international.The game will mark the beginning of Ireland’s preparations to defend their Six Nations title next year.last_img

Little Silver Helpers Support the Community

first_imgBy Allison Perrine Aside from the goodie bags, Little Silver Helpers has teamed up with local police to expand its “Code Red” system, which provides residents with emergency information. The Helpers went through voter records and identified the seniors in town who are age 80 or above. The volunteers then reached out to those individuals to see if they were registered with Code Red, if they had masks, or had other needs. They helped get about a quarter of the 80-plus population in town on the Code Red system. The article originally appeared in the July 16 – 22, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. That was one of the number one concerns for HABcore when the pandemic hit, Quinn said. “We were really concerned because when you don’t have this type of therapy for even a short period of time, it can make an additional challenge for these kids. It’s that much harder for them to recover, get back in the education mode.” “This amazing group came full-speed ahead and provided – with a really short period of time – an amazing boatload, literally, of gifts for these kids so they can have some joy,” and still receive the educational services they need, said Quinn. “It’s about all of us coming together to help the entire family.” HABcore also received several “major donations” and was able to provide laptops to these families so they could receive telehealth, said Quinn. Little Silver Helpers got involved with HABcore through Thygeson, a former part-time employee of the organization. She knew that since the group sometimes needed help before the pandemic, it could surely use some during this challenging time. From there, HABcore’s case management team provided a list of special needs children in the program along with three wish list items for each child and their siblings.  With the assistance of dozens of community members, the Helpers were able to complete each child’s wish list. HABcore case managers and staff delivered the goodie bags throughout the week. Gifts included educational toys, soft textured items, puzzles donated by Distinctive Toys in Fair Haven and more. HABcore provides permanent housing and support for people in need. As the pandemic hit, members recognized the challenges that would soon face special needs children in its program – especially with the disruption of in-home instruction. There are about 125 children in the program throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties and 40 of them have varying disabilities, according to Quinn. LITTLE SILVER – Knowing the COVID-19 pandemic would have greater impacts on certain community groups than others, three Little Silver women came together to form a grassroots group that could lend a hand. “This community right now with this whole pandemic, we’re never going to forget this time in our lives,” said Marta Quinn, senior director of development with HABcore. And that includes the families who have been aided by the Little Silver Helpers. “I’m just so impressed and I’m so pleased to be a part of this.” “What we initially thought was we wanted to help those who were on the frontlines of the pandemic, and at the same time we wanted to help the businesses in our town survive,” said McGagh. Spearheaded by Jennifer McGagh, Taryn Lenahan and Corinne Thygeson, Little Silver Helpers now has over 100 volunteers who help throughout the community. Their most recent effort aids special needs children in the Red Bank-based HABcore program. This week, volunteers with the Little Silver Helpers grassroots group delivered goodie bags to individuals with special needs in the HABcore program. Courtesy Little Silver Helpers That meant ordering food from different restaurants and delis in town and delivering meals to the hospitals and doctor’s offices. It also meant running errands for the elderly or those impacted by the novel coronavirus. As weeks went on, the women started taking donations and, as money came in, they were able to expand their services. While the original goal of the Helpers was to assist those in need during the pandemic, the organizers plan to continue it as long as they can. Even after the initial funds are depleted, the group wants people to know they’re still around and can be contacted if anyone needs help. Anyone interested in learning more about Little Silver Helpers, volunteering or donating can email LittleSilverHelpers@gmail.com, call 732-383-5017, Venmo @LittleSilver-Helpers or visit its Facebook page.last_img read more

JD Equipment announces promotions

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ben Butcher has been promoted to Agricultural Sales Director and will lead JD Equipment’s strategy and execution for all agricultural equipment sales. Ben began his career with JD Equipment in 2009 as an equipment salesman and was promoted to manage the Marion Store in 2013. Ben is a native of Kenton and graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Ag Business and Applied Economics.Arin Severt has been promoted to Turf and Utility Sales Director and will lead JD Equipment’s strategy and execution for all turf and utility equipment sales. Arin began his career with JD Equipment in 1995 as an equipment salesman and was promoted to manage the New Albany Store in 2014. Arin is a native of Springfield.Cody Kirkpatrick has been promoted to Aftermarket Sales Director and will lead the company’s strategy and execution for all Parts and Service Departments at JD Equipment. Cody began his career with JD Equipment in 2002 as an equipment salesman and was promoted to manage the Washington Court House Store in 2011. Cody is a native of Washington Court House and graduated from Wilmington College with a degree in Ag Business.Peter Gallant has been promoted to Aftermarket Sales Manager and will direct the Parts and Service Department Managers and implementation of strategies and goals. Peter recently joined JD Equipment and brings broad equipment industry experience including parts management, equipment rental and equipment sales. Peter is a resident of Columbus and graduated from the University of Dayton in 2007 with a degree in Political Science.Peter Kibby recently joined JD Equipment as Executive Director of two subsidiary companies, J.D. Power Systems and J.D. Power & Tool. J.D. Power Systems is a recognized leader in sales and service for standby electric generators in Central and Southern Ohio. J. D. Power & Tool is an equipment rental and sales business with two locations in Central Ohio. Peter will lead strategy development and execution for both companies. Peter’s experience includes equipment sales, sales management and dealership general management for John Deere construction dealers as well as other major equipment lines. Peter is a resident of the Hilliard area and a graduate of Miami University.“These promotions serve to position JD Equipment for long term success, while at the same time ensuring our commitment to customers that JD Equipment is ‘Serving YOU for the Future,’” said Jeff, Mitchell, CEO of JD Equipment.For more information, please contact JD Equipment via email (info@jdequipment.com). Please visit www.jdequipment.com/locations.htm for location information.last_img read more

How to Create Unique Effects by Editing Your Videos in Photoshop

first_imgYes, you can edit video in Photoshop, but should you? Here are a few tricks you can pull off to quickly and easily add a little life to your projects.Why would anyone want to do edit video in Photoshop when there are non-linear editing programs designed specifically for the task? Until a couple of months ago, I didn’t even know it was possible. However, editing video in Photoshop can be a creative way to add visual effects to your projects that your viewers have never seen.In this article, we’ll break down how to edit video in Photoshop, and then we’ll dive into some techniques you can use for your own special effects.Getting StartedIf you’re familiar with Adobe products, then learning to edit video in Photoshop shouldn’t be too difficult. Once you open PS, you need to switch your layout to “motion,” which you’ll find in the top-right corner of your screen. Once you’ve made this selection, a timeline should appear; click Create new sequence. I recommend doing most of your basic editing in Premiere f— or whichever editing program you use — before dropping your video into Photoshop. This way, you can focus on adding effects rather than worrying about timeline work.Once you’ve exported your sequence from your NLE of choice, import your video into the Photoshop timeline by clicking Add media next to Layer 1. Delete the default blank layer, and move your clip to the beginning of the sequence. Depending on the length and other specifics of your clip, you can set the two markers at the top as in and out points to focus on a specific section. This is particularly useful if you’re making small adjustments and want to analyze specific frames.For example, if you’re editing a photo, I recommend creating a new layer if you want to manipulate certain shapes or aspects of your image without changing the whole thing.What You Can Do in Photoshop1. Add Color and TextureA couple of months ago, I saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The animation style and the visual effects left me so inspired that I decided to try to make my own 30-second homage to the film. To recreate some of the comic book-like effects, I exported each clip into PS and used different brushes to create shading and highlights. By creating individual layers for each aspect of the image and then setting in and out keyframes, I was able to track the different layers to the moving image. The result was a short sequence inspired by the film with my own unique twist. (I made a full video about this process if you want to check it out.)2. Create Interesting Titles or Text OverlaysIn Photoshop, the possibilities are endless, whether it’s creating unique shapes or adding textures to text or backgrounds. Using these tools to add your own personal details makes your work unique.3. Use Animations to Add Emphasis and InterestThese images show two consecutive frames of a woman walking across the shot holding a baby. In order to make this more visually intriguing, I added a couple of different designs to emphasize her movement and create a more stylized look. First, I added a geometric outline to the woman that shifts with every frame. The three dots remain fixed in place and disappear as the subject overlaps with them. Inspired by a more illustrative, animated style, the half-moon shapes emphasize the subject’s movement and her swinging bag, creating more visual movement.Cover image via Sony Pictures.Looking for more video production tips and tricks? Check these out.How to Create a Mid-’90s DV Camcorder Look in After EffectsWhy You Should Be Using Film Grain on Digital Video + 5 Free Film Grain OverlaysQuick Tips: Improving Your Product Shots and Commercials3 Easy Stereo Recording Techniques For Your Next ProjectThe Whys and Hows of Tracking: Handheld vs. Stabilizedlast_img read more

BJP jumps from No. 4 to No. 1

first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) impressive performance in 25 Zilla Parishads and 283 Panchayat Samitis has elevated it to number one position among the four major political parties in the State. It previously stood at number four.As per results made available by State Election Commission (SEC), BJP topped the chart by winning 406 seats out of 1,509 which went to polls. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) steps down to second position with 360 seats and Congress to third from its previous second with 309 seats.Despite the tough fight it offered the BJP in Mumbai and Thane, Sena finds itself at number four with 271 seats.In 2012, the seats won by NCP, Congress, Sena and BJP were 511, 419, 243 and 165 respectively.“Our wins have made us more humble than ever before. Now it is our responsibility to deliver on the promises that we made,” Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said after the victory on Thursday.Spectacular performanceThe BJP’s spectacular performance can be gauged from the fact that except for Jalgaon, Jalna, Beed, Wardha and Chandrapur the party could not reach double digit mark in 2012.While it retained dominance in Jalgaon, Jalna, Wardha and Chandrapur it wrested Congress strongholds Latur in Marathwada and Sangli in western Maharashtra.The BJP also managed to dent the Congress bastion of Kolhapur and Ahmednagar.For the Congress, the polls have turned out to be a forgettable affair. Except for senior leader Narayan Rane’s hometown of Sindhudurg and State unit chief Ashok Chavan’s home pitch Nanded, it does not enjoy any power on its own.Consolation win for NCPIn Pune, though the BJP all but routed other major political players in the municipal corporations, the NCP managed to retain the ZP, bagging 41 of the 75 seats. The Shiv Sena came second, winning 13 while the BJP secured only six seats.“The results of the ZP and Panchayat Samiti elections prove we still have the support of the rural voters in Pune district. Likewise, in the case of Satara and Ahmednagar,” said NCP MP Supriya Sule.The NCP coasted along in the Satara ZP, winning 34 of 64 seats. It emerged as the single-largest party in the Solapur ZP as well, winning 23 of the 68 seats. The BJP came second here, securing 15 seats.But the NCP’s brightest spot was a small upset it managed in Marathwada, by denting the BJP’s base in Beed, winning 25 of the 60 seats.This setback for BJP leader Pankaja Munde on her home-turf caused her to offer to resign soon after the results were announced.The chief architect of Ms. Munde’s defeat was her estranged cousin, NCP leader Dhananjay Munde, which made her defeat personal.In fact, both the NCP and the Congress made decent gains in Zilla Parishad elections in the Marathwada division. The NCP won the Osmanabad ZP, snaring 26 of the 55 seats.The Congress came off even worse than the NCP in the municipal polls. It performed abysmally in the Solapur Municipal Corporation and was routed in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, where it failed to open its account.Yet, as consolation, it emerged as the single-largest party in the Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad poll, winning 20 of the 72 seats. The NCP came a close second bagging 17 seats.Another commendable win was in the Konkan region, where the Congress scored an absolute majority in the Sindhudurg Zilla Parishad, winning 27 of the 50 seats.Century for GadkariIn Nagpur, the BJP has become the first party to get a clear majority in 40 years.Despite being at the helm of the Nagpur Municipal Council in the last two terms, and was dependant on other parties for outside support.“I was expecting 80 to 85 seats but 108 out of 151 is a great victory,” Union Minister and Nagpur MP Nitin Gadkari told reporters at his residence on Thursday.According to political observers, infighting in the Congress was one of the main reasons for the BJP’s victory.Until 2014, Nagpur was a Congress bastion. In the Lok Sabha elections that year Mr. Gadkari defeated seven-time Congress MP from Nagpur, Vilas Muttemwar, by 2,84,000 votes. In the Assembly elections four months later, the BJP defeated Congress in all six Assembly segments.last_img read more

Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 unveiled at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Hero launches 17 new Hero Sprint Pro cycles and more

first_imgMercedes-Maybach Vision 6 unveiled at Pebble Beach Concours d’EleganceMercedes has presented a new concept car at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 21st. So far, the company has shown silhouette-like teaser photos – but here it is now in full glory: The Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Concept.Hero launches 17 new Hero Sprint Pro cycles; priced up to Rs 15,000Hero Cycles launched 17 bikes under its new brand Hero Sprint Pro, priced between Rs 7,000 and Rs 15,000.Delphi, Mobileye join hands to develop autonomous carsAuto parts and electronics company Delphi Automotive is joining with Israeli software maker Mobileye to develop the building blocks for a fully autonomous car in about two years.Lamborghini pins hope on Urus SUV to double sales by 2019Lamborghini expects to at least double production to 7,000 vehicles a year by 2019 once it rolls out a new SUV, but it will not lose its focus on making sports cars, Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali said Tuesday.last_img read more

a month agoMan City chiefs see Van ­Bronckhorst as Guardiola successor

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City chiefs see Van ­Bronckhorst as Guardiola successorby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveGiovanni van ­Bronckhorst has been handed an access-all-areas role at Manchester City.The Mirror says City approached former Feyenoord coach Van Bronckhorst – who has signed a contract that has put him on the payroll.The plan is for him to remain in Manchester if it proves a good fit.Pep Guardiola’s contract with City expires in the summer of 2021.And after seeing rivals Manchester United flounder in the six years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, the Spanish executives who run the club for Sheikh Mansour want to put a succession plan in place.Van Bronckhorst will spend the next year getting to know the inner workings of the club that has become the dominant force in English football over the last decade.He is currently working alongside close friend Brian Marwood, City’s highly-influential Football Administration Officer. last_img read more

Video: Arkansas RB Jonathan Williams Continues Rehab With Underwater Agility Drills

first_imgJonathan Williams doing rehab underwater.Jonathan Williams RehabArkansas running back Jonathan Williams hasn’t played all season due to a foot injury, but the bruising senior is working his way back to the gridiron. Whether he’ll next suit up for the Razorbacks or in the NFL, Williams is determined to make a full recovery. Last week, he posted video of himself running for the first time since the injury, and today he shared footage of himself doing underwater agility drills. Best of luck to Williams as he continues to progress in his rehab.last_img

SPOTLIGHT ON SUZETTE LAQUA VANCOUVER WEBFEST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOUNDER

first_imgAdvertisement The entertainment industry consists of talented and creative people in front of the camera, behind the camera, on stage and behind the stage.  Today we go BTS (Behind The Scenes) to shine the spotlight on Suzette Laqua (Founder and Executive Director of the Vancouver WebFest).Suzette is an true entrepreneur!  In addition to running the Vancouver WebFest, she is an Executive Producer and Writer of TV Series, Digital Series and Short Films.The Vancouver WebFest runs April 19th to 21st, 2018 – get your tickets now … and take a moment to check out the interview below with the amazing superwoman behind the scenes. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook Here’s Suzette Laqua:WHAT WAS YOUR JOURNEY TO BECOMING A FESTIVAL DIRECTOR?I did a pilot with a friend in 2011 and when it wasn’t picked up by a Canadian network we wanted to keep it alive, so we edited back many ‘cut scenes’ and made it into a 10-episode webseries. We submitted it to a festival in Los Angeles where we were picked as an Official Selection. I attended the festival and even though we didn’t win anything I was very much taken by the idea of starting a festival in Canada. At that time in 2013, there were only 5 ‘web’ festivals in the world and none in Canada. So in 2013 Vancouver Web Fest was born. Its inaugural date was May 2014.WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING PART OF YOUR JOB?I love travelling to other festivals and conferences. I’ve met so many amazing people. Some famous such as Oliver Stone, Richard Dreyfuss, Jason Priestly (who’s wife submitted and was accepted in VWF14 – Jason came to the opening night of the festival). Other people I’ve met on my journey are Kiefer Sutherland, Al Pacino, Michael Moore, Tom Skerritt, one of HGTV’s property brother’s (I didn’t want to ask which one he was ?), Rod Perth (ex-Vice President of CBS – he’s the one that got David Letterman to move networks), Henry Winkler, Dan Rather, Ben Mulroney, YouTuber Matt Santoro, Alan Thicke, whew, I feel so blessed!WHAT TASKS ARE YOU GENERALLY WORKING ON A YEAR BEFORE THE FESTIVAL? Wrapping up of that year’s festival with all sorts of paperwork (the fun stuff – LOL). And preparing for the next year’s festival. Laying out everything from promotions, when we’ll be opening for submissions, a new theme with our speakers, workshops, keynotes, etc. and of course announcing our next year’s date so everyone can save it in their calendar with hearts and happy faces ?TO SOME EXTENT, SOCIAL MEDIA HAS HAD AN IMPACT ON ALL INDUSTRIES. HOW HAVE YOU USED SOCIAL MEDIA TO RAISE THE PROFILE OF THE FESTIVAL?Absolutely. For VWF, it’s an essential piece of the puzzle. Our festival is based on digital storytelling and this is where the creators, their teams and their followers are, on social media. And it’s where we are as well. I believe the traditional sources like radio and television play a part when we’re promoting the festival but not to the extent social media does.YOU ARE NOW PART OF A FESTIVAL THAT HAS TRULY GROWN SINCE ITS INCEPTION. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY WERE TWO TURNING POINTS IN ITS DEVELOPMENT, EITHER WHILE YOU’VE BEEN THERE OR BEFORE YOUR INVOLVEMENT? Because I founded the festival I’ve seen it grow from sitting at home building the website, FB, twitter & Instagram pages and starting in a small venue in 2014, which held a couple hundred people, to moving to the beautiful Vancouver Convention Centre which enables us to give back more to the creators with more panels, workshops, screenings, keynotes and networking.THERE ARE SO MANY COMPONENTS TO A FESTIVAL OF THIS MAGNITUDE. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES LINKED TO THE POSITION THAT YOU’RE IN? LOL – I feel like I’m pulled in a hundred different directions. I want to be involved in what my team of 20 is doing. I don’t want to micromanage, but I want to be there for them, have them reach out to me if they need help. And I like to go on social media and participate such as ‘liking’ and commenting on posts. I think it’s extremely important to stay in the ‘now’ with the creators. To see how they are doing and to support them best I / VWF can. And I love supporting these hard-working people however I can.TALK TO US ABOUT ALL THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES TECHNICALITIES! WHAT IS IT LIKE WORKING WITH SPONSORS, VENUES, PERFORMERS, MEDIA, THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND SO FORTH? I really enjoy it. Nothing is more gratifying than going to a sponsor after the festival and personally thanking them and having them say that no one does that anymore. That they just get emails asking for more money. How sad. Venues are all different, so they can be a challenge when moving from one to another but after the first year it works out. The public is great, they don’t know who I am, so I can just be me. Which I am with everyone anyway. For the most part it’s how we see our daily challenges and making them part of our fun life experience and VWF has been just that, my fun life experience.IN WHAT WAYS WILL THE FESTIVAL GROW IN THE COMING YEARS? I’m hoping to see it continue to grow in quality, not quantity. I’d rather have a boutique festival with top notch delegates and participants who are there for a purpose and have everyone leave feeling that was the best festival/conference they have attended.WHAT  DO YOU FEEL THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY CAN DO DIFFERENTLY IN ORDER TO GROW? Hmmm…that’s a tough one. I can’t say for sure.WE ALL HAVE MENTORS. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO GIVE US THE HOPE, INSPIRATION, AND THE DRIVE TO KEEP GOING. IN THIS INDUSTRY, WHO ARE YOUR MENTORS AND WHY? Mentors are amazing angels and I have been lucky to have a couple throughout my life. Most recently in my life, 4 years ago, I met a man after a festival in an elevator (I reread this, and it sounds like the festival was in the elevator – LOL – there’s my silly sense of humour). Apparently this man was not in a good mood when my colleague and I hopped on because the elevator kept going up and down picking up and dropping off people. We got on and went down 2 floors with him (he was with his wife and colleague) and by the time the doors opened in the parkade he was laughing, we were all laughing and just having a good time. I didn’t even know he was grumpy, I was just being me in the elevator; friendly and chatty and sometimes funny. He took out his business card and I gave him mine thinking I’m sure we’ll never connect again. Well he called me the next day and told me his story of being in such a terrible mood the night before in the elevator until I got on. And he has been a very special part of my life and a mentor since 2014. It’s an absolute honour to know Hank Leis.VANCOUVER WEBFEST LINKS:WEBSITE: www.vancouverwebfest.comFACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/vancouverwebfestTWITTER: www.twitter.com/VanWebFestINSTAGRAM:  https://www.instagram.com/vanwebfest/last_img read more

Man poses as WBSEDCL employee to extort money from customers in cop

first_imgKolkata: Officials of the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has lodged a complaint with the West Midnapore police claiming that a person identified as Santanu Roy is collecting money from the customers in the district posing himself as a staff member of the WBSEDCL.A villager, who was duped by the accused, also registered a complaint at the local police station in this regard. On the basis of the complaint, the district police have arrested Roy who is a resident of Tatarpur village of West Midnapore. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSome of the villagers from the district alleged that the accused introduced himself as a WBSEDCL employee and has been collecting money from them. The matter came to light after Biswanath Soren a customer from Tatarpur village registered a complaint with the station manager of Ramjibanpur mentioning how he was duped by the accused. In his complaint, Soren said that Roy went to his house and collected Rs 7,100 claiming himself as an employee of the Customer Care Centre of the WBSEDCL. Initially, the Soren family mistook Roy as the WBSEDCL staffer but later they found that the accused had duped them. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAfter going through the complaint from the customer, the senior officials of the WBSEDCL in the district found that the accused was neither a staffer nor he had any connection with the customer care centre of Ramjibanpur. The WBSEDCL had also suffered a huge revenue loss due to the extortion of money from the customers in the district. A senior official of the WBSEDCL in the district registered the complaint with the CK Town police station narrating the incident. . The investigating officers are interrogating the accused to ascertain the modus operandi. They are also trying to know if some other persons in involved in the incident.last_img read more