RSF announces nominees for its 2020 Press Freedom Awards

first_imgNominees for the prize for courage:Elena Milachina (Russia) Читать по русском / Read in russianSeven journalists ­– four of them women – and five media outlets (or journalists’ organizations) are competing in three categories; prize for Courage, Impact and Independence. They include journalists or investigative media from Russia, Brazil, Philippines, India and France. “The RSF Press Freedom Awards are designed to honour journalists who – by their courage or independence or the impact of their investigations and reporting – particularly embody the ideals of journalism that we defend,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “This prize does not just pay tribute to them. It is also deliberately intended as a demonstration of support for journalists who are too often imprisoned, prosecuted or threatened for embodying these values.” Lina Attalah is the editor and co-founder of the online newspaper Mada Masr, one of the few remaining independent news outlets in Egypt. She made her name as a journalist who dared to tackle sensitive subjects and fought against self-censorship. In a country where most of the major media groups are owned by associates of the president, she knows that independence has a cost. She has been questioned a number of times about investigations or interviews she has carried out and her premises were raided in 2019 after she published an investigation into the son of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi. Access to the Mada Masr site within Egypt has been blocked by the authorities for the past three years. Lina Attalah is among the world’s 100 most influential figures listed by Time magazine in 2020. Péter Uj (Hungary) The jury members are Rana Ayyub, an Indian journalist and Washington Post opinion columnist;  Raphaëlle Bacqué, a leading French reporter for Le Monde; Mazen Darwish, a Syrian lawyer and president of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression; Zaina Erhaim, a Syrian journalist and communication manager at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting; Erick Kabendera, a Tanzanian investigative reporter; Hamid Mir, a Pakistani reporter, columnist and author; Frederik Obermaier, a German investigative journalist with Munich’s Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper; and Mikhail Zygar, a Russian journalist and founding editor-in-chief of Dozhd, Russia’s only independent TV news channel. News A leading figure of Hungarian independent journalism, and its staunchest defender, Péter Uj is the editor of the news website 444.hu. In 1999 he helped found the main independent news portal Index.hu, which he edited for 11 years, until the government started to meddle in its content and the composition of its staff. A single-minded and charismatic trailblazer, he launched the site 444.hu, one of the few beacons of a free press in Hungary despite Prime Minister Viktor Urban’s attempts to muzzle the country’s last independent media outlets and after the virtual disappearance of Index.hu in July this year. The Cambodian Journalists Alliance (CamboJA) (Cambodia) After London in 2018 and Berlin in 2019, it is the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, that is hosting this year’s RSF Press Freedom Awards. The award ceremony will be held in the National Library in Taipei on 8 December and will be livestreamed on Facebook in Chinese and on YouTube in English. The launch of the Cambodian Journalists Alliance (CamboJA) in December 2019 arose from one overwhelming event: the clique led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has been in power for more than 30 years, violently destroyed the free press in its entirety and brought the country’s news industry to heel. In this context, the emergence of CamboJA was provided a breath of oxygen that allowed the country’s reporters to breathe. The alliance developed an independent news platform which gave Cambodian journalists a place to express themselves and also somewhere to highlight abuses of press freedom as well as to provide assistance and training in ethics and investigative journalism. It is the last bastion of an independent media in the country and has more than 100 members.La Prensa (Nicaragua)Founded in 1926 with the slogan “In the service of truth and justice”, Nicaragua’s largest daily newspaper La Prensa does not spare its criticism of the Ortega government and is often in its firing line. For the past three years, every possible means has been used to strangle La Prensa financially. For 18 months, it suffered from a shortage of newsprint and other raw materials, forcing it to drastically reduce the number of its pages. More recently, La Prensa has been the target of improper legal proceedings designed to force it to pay exorbitant fines. In an editorial published on 27 January headlined “The dictatorship is strangling La Prensa”, the newspaper’s board explained that, as a result of this bureaucratic censorship its days were numbered. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is unveiling the list of 12 journalists and media outlets from 12 countries who have been nominated for the 2020 RSF Press Freedom Awards, to be awarded in Taipei on 8 December. An investigative reporter for the Moscow tri-weekly Novaya Gazeta, Elena Milashina specializes in covering Chechnya and holds the position left vacant when her colleague, Anna Politkovskaya, was murdered in 2006. She has often been the target of physical attacks (the latest was in her hotel in Grozny in February), death threats and censorship (one of her articles about the Chechen government’s mismanagement of the Covid-19 crisis was removed from the newspaper’s website in April). But she continues to write uncompromising articles about the most sensitive subjects in Chechnya, an autonomous republic ruled with an iron hand by Ramzan Kadyrov.Margarita “Ging-Ging” Valle (Philippines)Arrested and held secretly for several days in June 2019 in an attempt to intimidate her, Margarita “Ging-Ging” Valle has unflinchingly continued to expose human rights abuses in the southwestern Philippines region, which is under martial law. A columnist and writer for the newspaper and website Davao Today, she specializes in issues often ignored by the main national news organizations, such as the rights of indigenous peoples, the rights of women in rural societies and the environment. She was subjected at an early stage to the “Duterte system” during his long period as mayor of Davao before he ran for president.  Fahad Shah (Kashmir, India) Events RSF Prize Events RSF Prize center_img Chaired by RSF president Pierre Haski, the jury of the 28th RSF Press Freedom Awards consists of prominent journalists and free speech defenders from all over the world. November 16, 2020 – Updated on November 17, 2020 RSF announces nominees for its 2020 Press Freedom Awards Editor of the main investigative website The Kashmir Walla, Fahad Shah is regularly summoned for questioning by the police about his reports in order to intimidate and threaten him, but also to try to force him to reveal his sources, which he refuses to do under any circumstances. He has also been the target of physical assaults. The outlet that he runs has played an important part in defending press freedom, using innovative methods to keep 8 million Kashmiris informed despite the fact that they have been cut off from the outside world since the territory’s autonomy was rescinded in August 2019.    Mohammad Mosaed (Iran) Related documents 16_11_2020_nomines_prix_rsf_rus_2.pdfPDF – 137.62 KB “Taiwan, which proved that you can control the Covid-19 epidemic without sacrificing fundamental freedoms, is the ideal place to host our press freedom awards ceremony,” said Cédric Alviani, the director of RSF’s East Asia bureau. Year after year, Taiwan heads the Asian countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index and represents the best alternative model to the Chinese authoritarian system.” Merman Radio (Afghanistan)This station was the first to broadcast in Kandahar with the mission of promoting the cause of women (“merman” in Pashtu) in Afghanistan. A team of 15 women, including journalists, producers and technicians, broadcasts daily programs with the aim of changing public perceptions of gender, promoting the election of women to public bodies and, with other organizations, highlighting the issue of gender-based violence. It also provides journalism training aimed at women. The station carries out its activities in spite of threats from the Taliban, warnings from the security services and attacks on its journalists. Cecilia Olliveira (Brazil) RSF_en Organisation Investigative journalist Cecilia Olliveira writes about public security issues, the drug trade and the public sector for the Brazilian edition of The Intercept. She has played a decisive role in disclosing the financial involvement of international organizations in the gang warfare that plagues Rio de Janeiro, by discovering the names of countries printed on cartridge cases found in the neighborhoods concerned. These included the United States, China, Russia, Belgium and NATO. She is also behind the app Fogo Cruzado (“Crossfire”) which tracks gun violence in Rio and Recife and holds an open-source database which helps the development of public safety policy. She is among the influential voices that promote diverse and independent journalism in the country.   Nominees for the independence prize:Lina Attalah (Egypt) Award-winning freelance financial journalist Mohammad Mosaed was summoned and questioned by Revolutionary Guard agents in February this year after posting articles on social media that were critical of the government’s lack of preparedness for the coronavirus outbreak.  He had previously been awarded the Amin Al-Zarb award for best economic journalist in Iran and the Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award for his investigations into corruption in Iran. He was released but his laptop and cellphone were confiscated, and his Twitter and Telegram accounts closed. He was arrested several times last year for posting a single Tweet and was included on the list of the most persecuted journalists by the International Alliance for Press Freedom. Nominees for the prize for impact:La Voix de Djibouti (LVD) (Djibouti) Banned in Djibouti and now broadcasting from France, LVD operates with a network of journalists and voluntary contributors who work clandestinely to provide news and information. It is an oasis of free information produced by Djiboutians in a country where only state organs that churn out government propaganda are permitted. Despite its small budget, the outlet launched a web television service a few months ago and its influence and reputation continue to spread. An example was its coverage of the case of the detained air force officer Fouad Youssouf Ali, which rattled the government. The former pilot circulated videos critical of President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh’s government after he deserted. LVD is regularly jammed by the authorities but is available via RSF’s #Collateral Freedom programme.Disclose (France) This new young investigative and collaborative outlet, financed entirely by donations from philanthropists and readers, investigates issues of public interest, such as the environment, social issues and the agri-food business. Disclose aims to spark public debate and provide citizens with the tools to exercise their right to information and empower them to take action afterwards. In 2020, its disclosures about child sex offenders in sport led to the resignation of the head of a sports federation. A year earlier, a shock report on the use of French weaponry in Yemen led the government to issue a public explanation and resulted in the two co-founders of Disclose being summoned for questioning by the French domestic intelligence agency DGSI as part of an investigation into a “compromise of national defence secrecy”. 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‘Shocking’ State Of Affairs Of Tribal Community: Patna HC Expresses Hope For Authorities To ‘Wake Up From Slumber’

first_imgNews Updates’Shocking’ State Of Affairs Of Tribal Community: Patna HC Expresses Hope For Authorities To ‘Wake Up From Slumber’ Mehal Jain9 Nov 2020 10:26 PMShare This – xDescribing the state of affairs as regards the people of tribal community within the State of Bihar as “shocking”, the Patna High Court last week expressed hope that the authorities “wake up from slumber and come out with a structured plan for ensuring implementation of the Constitutional mandate including that under Article 338-A”. The said Article provides for a National Commission…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDescribing the state of affairs as regards the people of tribal community within the State of Bihar as “shocking”, the Patna High Court last week expressed hope that the authorities “wake up from slumber and come out with a structured plan for ensuring implementation of the Constitutional mandate including that under Article 338-A”. The said Article provides for a National Commission for Scheduled Tribes. The bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar was hearing a PIL by the Bihar Adiwasi Adhikar Forum highlighting the apathy and policy paralysis on the part of the Government in fulfilling the Constitutional goal and the fundamental duty of providing education to the children, more specifically girls hailing from the tribal area falling within the hilly areas of district- West Champaran. “If the information furnished by the learned Amicus Curiae as also the petitioner is correct, then undoubtedly it is reflective of a shocking state of affairs in dealing with the issues pertaining to the people of tribal community within the State of Bihar”, observed the division bench. The bench proceeded to remind itself of the Constitutional mandate provided under Part-IV (Article 46) of the Constitution of India which reads as under: “46. Promotion of educational and economic interests of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections.- The State shall promote with special care the educational and economic interests of the weaker sections of the people, and, in particular, of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, and shall protect them from social injustice and all forms of exploitation.” “At this stage, we need not say anything further on the issues highlighted by the learned Amicus Curiae, for they are self speaking and refrain ourselves from making any observations, only hoping for the authorities to wake up from slumber and come out with a structured plan for ensuring implementation of the Constitutional mandate including that under Article 338-A”, noted the bench last Thursday. The bench required the Additional Solicitor General to ascertain information from the ST Commission, and called for affidavits to be filed by the Chief Secretary, Bihar and the Secretary dealing with Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The petition points out that the tribal population in the said district is approximately 2.5 lacs and there is only one girls’ school namely Yugal Shah Tribal Girls High School 10+2, Harnatand (district- West Champaran) in relation to which, now a decision stands taken of not only reducing the number of students but also closing down the hostel facility for the girl students. It is pointed out that the student ratio, has been allowed to fall down, perhaps purposely, or with an oblique motive of shutting down the Institution. “All this is likely to cause huge inconvenience to the local populace, apart from depriving the children of their constitutional right. As it is, people hailing from the tribal area are reluctant to move out. Hence the necessity is all the more, for reaching out to people of this section of society, also providing them facilities for acquiring full education”, the bench had reflected at an earlier occasion. The Government had assured of dealing with the problem, on a pro active basis, ensuring that not only the Institutions are allowed to remain operational and functional but also the general populace sensitised of sending their children, more particularly the girls, to undertake and complete their education at least up to higher standards i.e. Class X and Class-XII and even thereafter. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Donegal woman in hotel quarantine concerned for her health

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Google+ Donegal woman in hotel quarantine concerned for her health WhatsApp A Donegal woman who is currently in mandatory hotel quarantine in Dublin says she’s anxious being left alone for two weeks over serious health grounds. Charlene Heyns who lives in Letterkenny but originally from South Africa has long Covid and travelled abroad for medical consultation and is now pleading for an exemption from quarantine due to a family history of cardiac deaths.The 52 year old flew back from South Africa on April 9 and had her appeal to forego quarantine on medical grounds rejected despite attending hospital due to a heart condition since returning home.Charlene spoke on today’s Nine Til Noon Show she says if something happened to her, nobody would know for some time and would feel safer in quarantine at home:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/charlene1pm-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Previous articleGardaí investigating series of weekend incidents in BuncranaNext articleDecisions on AstraZeneca vaccine ‘ludicrous and absolutely crazy’ News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ By News Highland – April 13, 2021 last_img read more

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Gilboa Dam rehab could be problematic

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion In the 1960s, Schoharie was hit with a severe drought, the Gilboa Reservoir didn’t spill for 18 months, the hypoliminion became polluted, flow at Prattsville dropped to 4.6 ft3/sec., and New York City for the first and only time opened construction tubes at the base of Gilboa Dam and dumped the polluted water into Schoharie Creek.Now that New York City is rehabbing the Gilboa Dam, it plans to guarantee a minimum release into the Schoharie Creek. This may be possible during normal times, but I suspect New York City will not release water in case of a drought. This will put the Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa pumped storage facility in danger of not being fully functional. There will be too little water from inflow to make up for evaporation and seepage losses. When it’s hot and windy, the exposed mud flats that are periodically flooded and submerged during pump/generation will be ideally suited at pumping water into the air. This will be driven by the temperature of the mud, humidity, air temperature and wind speed.Any attempt to limit evaporation losses will involve putting a barrier between the mud and the air above.Richard Moody Jr.Schoharie,More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

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Branson school for small business

first_img27 October 2005For the first time anywhere in the world, international tycoon Sir Richard Branson has lent his name to an educational institution – in the heart of Johannesburg.Cida City Campus, the country’s first virtually free tertiary institution, providing specialised accredited business administration degrees to disadvantaged students, officially launched the Branson School of Entrepreneurship on Wednesday.Entrepreneurship will be one of the 11 courses Cida students study in their first year at the foundation college, which bridges skills such as computing, mathematics and English, and will be offered as an elective course after that.A first batch of foundation year students has already put forward business ideas for which they will be given seed money.British entrepreneurs Tom Bloxam and Leo Caplan have each donated £100 000 (R1.2-million) to the school.“They will get a tiny bit of seed money in the first year, more in the second year and even more in the third year; and the best ideas will get even more at the end,” Branson said. The money will be in the form of a loan, which the students will have to pay back into the business seed-money kitty for use by those following them.Many of the students needed little encouraging, Caplan said at the launch. “I was at Cida this morning, and was ‘pitched’ by no fewer than four students,” he said.Walking in their footprintsTo mark the occasion Branson, with leading South African and British entrepreneurs, left his footprints behind when he placed his feet in concrete to represent “walking in the footprints of global entrepreneurs”. These symbols of inspiration will be placed at the entrance of the school at 27 Harrison Street.The building, donated and renovated by First National Bank, will be named the Nelson Mandela First National Bank Building, as it was here that the former president held meetings in his early years.Cida CEO Taddy Blecher said the school has been established to help qualified students start up and manage their own businesses.“The South African economy is dependent on entrepreneurial activity for creating economic growth and jobs, yet few young South Africans choose to start a business after their studies,” Blecher said.“A myriad reasons explain this, including the lack of role models, no access to capital or training to help them identify viable business opportunities, and the misconception that starting a business is for those who have no other choice. The school has been created to tackle these issues and arm financially disadvantaged students with entrepreneurial skill.”All students will study a module in entrepreneurship in their first year. Thereafter, they will able to specialise in entrepreneurship, entering the Branson School of Entrepreneurship in their second year at Cida.Social entrepreneurshipThe school will also focus on campaigns to boost the image of entrepreneurship as a viable career, and will offer students modules in social entrepreneurship to address social issues.“Being an entrepreneur is not only about making money,” Branson said. “You can also tackle social problems with an entrepreneurial mind. No one should develop Aids, no pregnant mother should be passing on HIV to her baby, and millions should not be dying of malaria. These are just some of the issues we will lead the school into discussing.”Branson pointed out that only 2% of entrepreneurs in South Africa have success with their businesses. “That’s a perilous situation, especially if you consider that many of them have some formal education in entrepreneurship.”Having a school like this will give people a better chance, he added. “Many will succeed and many will fail, but the confidence with which they leave there will be unparalleled.”Branson hopes that the students, by studying companies such as Virgin and working with their staff, will learn that taking a great idea and having the courage to run with it can build great 21st century businesses. “I believe that increasing entrepreneurship in this country is the golden highway to economic freedom – plus it’s an exciting and fun way to make a living.”Start-up funding for the venture comes from Virgin Unite, the charitable arm of Branson’s Virgin Group.“We have come a very long way in this country,” Blecher said. “We overcame apartheid, but the next stage of the struggle in South Africa is the need for economic democracy. We can only truly be free when we build an equal economy.”Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

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Feeling at home at Jamie’s Italian in South Africa

first_imgFamed British chef Jamie Oliver has made another addition to his Jamie’s Italian restaurant chain. The newest branch, in Johannesburg, opened to diners in December.Jamie’s Italian opens in Melrose Arch in Johannesburg on 15 December 2016. (Image: Mary Alexander)Priya PitamberThe words that come to mind when walking into Jamie’s Italian restaurant in Melrose Arch are homely yet vibrant and bustling. It’s no wonder, really, because it is lunch time at the newly opened establishment in Johannesburg.The spacious setting can seat up to 300 people, but it is easy to feel at home with the warm, earthy tones of the décor, the wooden tables, the rustic chandeliers in the private dining area, and the assortment of pictures hanging on the walls.Jack de Wet, head of design and development for the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group in the UK, has drawn influence from South Africa’s heritage for the design. Originally from the Western Cape, De Wet has a post-graduate degree in architecture from the University of Cape Town.“South Africa has an abundance of material to work with,” he says. “The centre of it all, Joburg, is known as the city of gold with a nod to the industrialisation of the gold mining industry.“We have used these elements in the materials, patterns and detailing of the design, without it being too obvious. This can be seen in the intricate metalwork balustrade and screen details.”Leanne van Wyk, the marketing manager, says the Jamie’s Italian restaurants all over the world incorporate regional touches into their design. “By drawing inspiration from indigenous prints, national colours and key industries, Jamie’s Italian aims to become part of the culture and vibe of South Africa but also contribute to it,” she says.The opening, the menu and the ethosIts doors officially opened on 15 December 2016 after months of hype and anticipation, Van Wyk says.“The opening was an incredible moment for staff and guests alike, with the brand being warmly received by locals (as is our culture as a nation, to be welcoming) and this is something which continues to this day.”In keeping with Oliver’s well-known cooking style, only the freshest ingredients are bought and used in the restaurant, and fresh pasta is made daily on the premises.Pasta chef Emma Svusvu makes fresh pasta every day at Jamie’s Italian in Johannesburg. (Image: Mary Alexander)Sticking to the Jamie Oliver ethos, only the freshest local produce is used in the restaurant. (Images: Mary Alexander)There are three daily specials in addition to the standard menu, and this where head chef Shane Smit is able to incorporate a South African flare into the meals.So far, the most popular dish is the prawn linguine. Van Wyk describes it as one of the hero dishes across the brand.Local suppliers are also used and staff members went through an intensive training programme, says Van Wyk.The menu is rustic and family orientated, containing items such as breads, pastas, pizza and a variety of Italian desserts. The children’s menu is innovatively packaged into a view-finder, complete with 3D images. Even adults cannot resist picking it up and flipping through the options.Sizwe Ngwenya (left) and Arnold Khumalo whip up fresh pizzas at Jamie’s Italian. (Image: Mary Alexander)Children can read the menu through an innovative view-finder, which adults also find delightful. (Image: Mary Alexander)Why South Africa?South Africans, Van Wyk says, have shown a significant interest in local and international cuisine and have a bigger interest in Italian cuisine. This spurred Oliver to open up a branch of his chain in Johannesburg.“South Africa is blessed with authentic foods and tastes, a fantastic climate, amazing people and a sense of untouched beauty,” she says. “All this is attractive and appealing to the Jamie brand, which contributes to our message of love, passion and verve for food, family and life itself.”To embrace the vibe and culture of the country, Melrose Arch was chosen as the location. “As Joburg is fast-paced, vibrant and on trend, what better place than Melrose Arch to establish our first Jamie’s Italian restaurant in South Africa?”Embracing diversityGiven South Africa’s diversity, Jamie’s Italian has an ethos to be inclusive and accessible to all. Van Wyk says the restaurant tries to accommodate all dietary requirements.“[We] strive to make them feel at home through fresh, wholesome cooking and attentive service,” she says.And that is achieved with genuine warmth. After all, that is the South African way.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Hand Gesture Video Editing with FCPX and Leap Motion Controller

first_imgEdit your Final Cut Pro X video projects in mid air with a swipe of your fingers – wave of the future or simply a gimmick?A while back we shared a video editing workflow that was based on hand gestures and an Apple Trackpad. The video below takes it one step further, touch-free video editing through hand motions and finger gestures. Can we expect this to be a viable method of video editing in the future?For those unfamiliar, the Leap Motion Controller is (from Wikipedia):a small USB peripheral device which is designed to be placed on a physical desktop, facing upward. Using two cameras and three infrared LEDs, the device… is designed to track fingers (or similar items such as a pen) which cross into the observed area.Early users of the device report it’s astonishingly accurate and some industry analysts are wondering if it will “change the way we use computers“. Post production device manufacturer Editors Keys have jumped on the bandwagon, designing the first application to support video editing with the Leap controller.The finished app should support over 50 unique gestures for video editing and retail for 99 cents. Check out the video below for a sneak peek.Although it’s certainly neat teach, we can hardly imagine editing like this day-in and day-out. How precise can it actually be? Could it actually be faster than using a mouse/computer? How long until your arms give out?!Share your thoughts in the comments!  Thanks for the tip, FCP.co.last_img read more

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Raymar Jose credits teammates for MVP honor

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments “These awards are big for players like me that bank on our hardwork. Right now, almost everyone wants to score. They forget the little things like playing defense and rebounding,” he said.Jose became only the third FEU alumnus to win the plum, after Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia, but the 6-foot-4 said awards like these are just a bonus. The biggest prize remains winning the championship.“We’re raised in FEU with the mindset that awards are just bonuses. We just want to do our best to help our team win,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Raymar Jose. PBA IMAGESEven Raymar Jose was surprised that he got the Conference MVP award for the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.“In all honesty, I wasn’t expecting this. I just gave my best every game, especially on my rebounding because that’s my strength. So I get all my confidence from there,” Jose, who is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the Southeast Asian Games, told reporters in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:00House honors Rodolfo Albano Jr , a veteran lawmaker, mentor and family man00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding His numbers, though, back up his victory as he averaged 12.27 points and 10.18 rebounds for the conference to help Cignal advance to the Finals.Though he was unable to help the Hawkeyes complete the championship run owing to his Gilas Pilipinas responsibilities, Jose said that the glory still would not be possible if not for his teammates.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 shutout“I’m happy for this because I won’t be able to get this if not for the coaching staff and my teammates, so I’m really grateful for them,” the 24-year-old bruiser said.The MVP recognition is also proof that hardworking players like Jose, who are willing to do the dirty work, could also get their fair share of the limelight even if they’re not topping their teams in scoring. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img Read Next MOST READ Philippines wins first ever SEA Games ice hockey gold Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short programlast_img read more

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Three Team reps skipping LA board meeting

first_imgView comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC F2 eyes third straight win, take on dangerous Cocolife Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Three representatives of the seven-team group wanting to oust Chito Narvasa as PBA commissioner did not board the Philippine Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles on Friday night.Former chairs Pato Gregorio of TNT KaTropa, Mamerto Mondragon of Rain of Shine and Phoenix Petroleum’s Raymond Zorilla didn’t join the trip that is supposed to be the annual planning session of the board.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco, NLEX, Blackwater and Alaska have also indicated loss of confidence on Narvasa.Representatives of the five teams backing Narvasa—San Miguel Beer, Brgy. Ginebra, Star, Kia and GlobalPort—all boarded the flight with their families.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 shutoutIncoming chair Ramoncito Fernandez of NLEX, who is supposed to arrive in LA on Nov. 13, is also reportedly not going to the planning sessions anymore, although he could join the rest of the current board members for a leisure trip to Las Vegas on Nov. 16. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

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WAGE AND INSURANCE ISSUES CHALLENGE IOWA BARS & RESTAURANTS

first_imgSIOUX CITY RESTAURANT AND BAR OWNERS GATHERED MONDAY TO DISCUSS ISSUES FACING THEIR BUSINESSES.THE GROUP MET WITH JESSICA DUNKER, C-E-O OF THE IOWA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION, WHO SAYS THERE ARE TWO MAIN ISSUES CONCERNING THEM THAT THE STATE LEGISLATURE MAY TAKE UP NEXT YEAR.THE FIRST IS LIABILITY INSURANCE:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/BARS.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………RESTAURANTS AND BARS. :25DUNKER SAYS THE OTHER ISSUE INVOLVES WAGES PAID TO EMPLOYEES AND THE STATE’S MINIMUM WAGE:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/BARS2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………ENTIRE STATE. ;11DUNKER SAYS THE IOWA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION DOESN’T OPPOSE AN INCREASE IN THE MINIMUM WAGE, AS LONG AS IT IS ROLLED OUT IN PHASES AND IS IMPLEMENTED STATEWIDE.THE MEETING TOOK PLACE AT THE SIOUX CITY CONVENTION CENTER.last_img read more

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