You can create dramatic compositions by bouncing hard light off something to make it soft, and create sharp edges and punchy, bold images.In general, filmmakers tend to light actors with soft sources, meaning using larger lights to create softer illumination. It makes things look beautiful, it makes shadows softer, and generally just gives everything a warm glow.This tendency means that people often neglect hard light and its many advantages. There are many benefits to using hard light on set. For example, you can place the lights far from your subject, or harness available sunlight.Hard light obviously creates hard edges and isn’t as “flattering” as soft light; however, that doesn’t mean that it can’t have its own aesthetic, which can be equally as beautiful as soft light.You need to know how to use hard light, so it doesn’t look like you’re lighting the set with a spotlight off-camera. You don’t want your subject to end up looking like a news reporter in front of a hurricane.Hard light doesn’t need to be bright light. Even though hard light sources like Fresnels create a huge output, they don’t necessarily need to be turned all the way up. Many companies make smaller spotlight fixtures that can run on batteries.A big part of making hard light look good is to use the angles that flatter the face. There are two ways to do this:On axis, which means almost exactly in front of and above the camera.Use hard light to create a Rembrandt-style light, which means that the shadows created still flatter the face and don’t create competing shadows. It also means they don’t mess up the lines of the face, so that you can make your subject look beautiful. Hard lights create hard shadows, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It is a very graphic, punchy, and bold look that produces an aesthetic you can embrace.Hard shadows look great when paired with bright colors, strong patterns, and bold choices. They can even serve to outline the subject against the background to make things really pop.If you’re worried about the shadows that hard light creates, you can bounce them out. Place a second source at a complementary angle and fill in the shadows that the hard light creates. It will allow you to get good illumination, and to separate your subject from your background. Lighting a subject in this way tends to cover up any blemishes or imperfections, and it can give your subject the beautiful lighting of a magazine cover.In truth, you shouldn’t always shy away from the imperfections of your talent. Sometimes, it can be wise to place your hard light directly side-on, as it can really accentuate the textures in their skin and eyes.Hard light, like the sun, illuminates everything evenly, and this is why it often has a bad reputation. If you’re using artificial hard light, you can use it to isolate your subject from the background. In order to do this, you would need to put at least three stops more on your subject than the background — to really make them stand out. It’s easier to get a bright hard light than a bright soft light.In summary, hard light can be your friend, and it’s an amazing tool. You don’t need to follow every trend and make every light as big, soft, and diffused as possible. Hard light will let you say a lot about your characters in film, as well as give you a punchy, bright, and distinctive look when taking photographs.Cover image via Kseniya Ivanova.Looking for more articles on lighting? Check these out.Why Filmmakers and Photographers Prefer to Use Soft LightInside the Electric Department: Lighting, Tools, and Safety SkillsEfficiently Lighting and Shooting Product Shots for YouTubeLighting in a Pinch: Five Tricks Using Your Mobile PhoneOn the Market: Five Great Key Lights for Five Different Budgets
Tendulkar in action during the second Test against South Africa at Johannesburg in November 1992.It was a chilly winter morning in 1989. The Karnataka team was alighting at the porch of the Patiala cricket ground to face Bombay in the quarterfinals of the Wills Trophy, at that time the premier,Tendulkar in action during the second Test against South Africa at Johannesburg in November 1992.It was a chilly winter morning in 1989. The Karnataka team was alighting at the porch of the Patiala cricket ground to face Bombay in the quarterfinals of the Wills Trophy, at that time the premier domestic one-day tournament.Suddenly we heard cries from the back benchers of our bus, “Hey that must be Kambli?”. “No, no HE is Sachin.” That was my first glimpse of the famous Bombay duo of Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli. In fact at that time it was Kambli who was the more conspicuous of the two, with his flashy attire and overwhelming enthusiasm.Even before the match began, and definitely while it was on, it was amply clear to all of us that these twowere treated as the two “special” Bombay boys, even by the established seniors, Dilip Vengsarkar and Ravi Shastri. Without a doubt they were the cynosure of all eyes in the match. Kambli played a bigger role in sealing a win for the Bombay team and Sachin was just impressive with his batting technique.Sachin in the company of Dilip Vengsarkar and Sanjay Manjrekar.Eighteen months down the line, I found myself sharing the same dressing room with the boywho was to become the Little Master. Always in the company of Sanjay Manjrekar, it appeared as if Manjrekar had been given the duty of grooming this prodigy and making him at home. Sachin somehow remained by himself. He did not belong to the group of rookies like us and at the same time kept a measured distance from the seniors like Kapil Dev, Vengsarkar and Srikkanth.That year, in the season of 1991-92, he produced two 100s-one at the world’s fastest wicket, the Perth WACA, and the other against Allan Donald and co, the fastest bowler in the world. It was a stunning statement of intent and arrival.advertisement”It has been tough to argue with Sachin on any issue related to cricket. Be it batting or bowling, his logic is unique which is drawn from his own abilities.”Srinath spearheaded the Indian pace attack and took 551 wickets in Tests and ODIs With childhood friend Vinod Kambli.I can still vividly remember the crack on the Perth wicket from where the ball was deviating dangerously off the track. The rest of the Indian batsmen struggled for survival at the centre and Sachin stood tall not just negotiating the awkward bounce but belting the bowlers disdainfully. Under the shadow of Sachin, it honestly looked as if the batsmen at the other end had been sent into oblivion. The common chorus that often rang in the dressing room was, “why can’t he give the strike to Sachin”?On many other occasions, and the fans will remember this, if Sachin was dismissed, it seemed to us as if the match was over. It was his extraordinary brilliance which led to what I could only think of as the diminishing value for the other performers around him. Sachin’s dismissal often brought back the lost confidence of the opposing bowlers; there was a spring in their step, suddenly all the fielders perked up. Their attack looked more penetrative, the wicket looked more difficult to bat on. That’s how it affected our own team.After a run of very successful seasons in international cricket, he was put in charge of the team. It was obvious to us that the crown of captaincy did not fit him perfectly. Under Sachin’s leadership for the first time in 1996, many of us found it difficult to match his expectations. His demands and anticipation of his teammates’ performances originated from his own talent. Lesser mortals found the going tough even to understand their roles, never mind the whole business of taking on the pressure of international cricket.Everytime he was in charge, a curious pattern of a slump in form followed. To others it may not have been a slump, but by his standards it was. Sachin took some time to realise that it’s not practical to expect others to emulate his feats. Basically, his talent was inborn and those skills cannot be acquired or transferred to anyone. The loss of any game under him his captaincy worked him up so much that it preyed on his batting abilities.On many occasions, if Sachin was dismissed, it seemed to us as if the match was over. It was his brilliance which led to what i could only think of as the diminishing value for the other performers around him. His dismissal often revived the lost confidence of the opposing bowlers. advertisementChild prodigy Sachin practising brother Ajit Tendulkar.The genius then realised very soon that detaching from the top seat was the way forward in his career. Unlike many other captains who stand down, the fact that Sachin was not leading the team made no difference. Players knew very soon who the true leader was in the dressing room and on the field.Things changed in the late 1990s with emergence of Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and then shortly after that, Virender Sehwag. The reliance on Sachin lessened, but the importance of his presence in the side remains. Today, that presence could best be described as an ancient cricketer whose legendary skills are still on display and are still contemporary.People wonder whatkeeps him going even today.The runs, records, wins and accolades under his belt can weigh anybody down with a great sinking sense of achievement.Once an athlete achieves what he dreams of, he asks himself the next question, “What do I do now?” It is like Sachin has always known and he is the kind of sportsman whom sports psychologists and pundits want to analyse constantly to discover the answers for sustained motivation.While his achievements are both weighty and numerous, he could have been bogged down by many things-the pain, expectations, disappointments, pressure. Adulation and public stress caused by the media are two sides of the same coin in Indian cricket.During tough times, Sachin has always said his brother Ajit has been the source of strength. But many close to him know that Sachin wages his own battles within before making some adjustments and bouncing back stronger. Sachin scoring his fourth century on November 28, 1992 against South Africa at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg.The constant media glare and public attention imposes high discipline and demands great sacrifices of cricketers in their personal life too. It can often give rise to the dark side of sportsmen of the highest calibre. As far as I know, this exemplary cricketer has no dark side to worry about.To spend more than two decades under the glare of a focused spotlight and to steer clear of any controversy is, frankly, twice as tough as scoring tens of thousand of runs. He has faced a different set of problems, particularly the longer he has played. Injuries, the fatigue syndrome and loss of form can make a cricketer, even of the most immense achievements, run into a wall.During such tough times, Sachin has always said that his brother Ajit has been the source of strength and a sounding board. But many close to him know for a fact that Sachin wages his own battles within, before making some adjustments and bouncing back stronger. I believe his response has much to do with his very strong nuclear family upbringing.Whenever doubts were raised about his future during injury layoffs, Sachin has been able to strike back with his familiar rhythm. The champion in him has defied time and age again and again.All that is what everyone sees in the public eye. As his teammate, we have shared times both good and bad and been entertained not just by his batting on the field. I have to say that it has been tough to argue with Sachin on any issue related to cricket. Be it batting or bowling (swing, spin or fast), the logic he applies is unique which is drawn from his own abilities. As a talented bowler, he can turn and spin the ball either ways. This creative of idea of swing and spin came from his hours of bowling in the nets.He is one man who is either batting or bowling in the nets all the time and he has had to be stopped from over-working himself. I knowother people have that nickname, but having played with him for more than a decade, I think of Sachin, teammate, friend, as the real Mr Cricket.advertisementEverytime Sachin was in charge of the team, a curious pattern of a slump in form followed. He later realised that it’s not practical to expect others to emulate his feats. His talent is inborn, not acquired or transferred.
Honor is all set to launch the Honor 20 series in London today. The flagship series is expected to see the launch of the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro based on what we have heard so far. The company will likely announce the Honor 20 Lite as well, which has been available in some markets already. The flagship duo are tipped to come with punch-hole displays, quad cameras and the latest Kirin 980 processor, among other things.The launch of the Honor 20 series is especially interesting as it comes just a day after Google announced that it was pulling its services from Huawei. This means that future Huawei and Honor devices will not have access to Google apps and neither will they get Android updates. The Honor 20 series will likely be the last of Honor’s phones that will support Android apps and updates.Honor will be livestreaming the global launch of the Honor 20 series on its official YouTube channel. The event will begin at 2pm BST (6:30pm IST) and you can watch the livestream right here. Following its launch in London, the Honor 20 series will be coming to India on June 11 and will go on sale on Flipkart.Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro expected specificationsThe Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro will look similar in that they will both offer full-screen displays with a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. They will come with premium glass backs and quad cameras, but will largely differ in size. The regular Honor 20 is said to sports a 6.26-inch FHD+ display, while the the Honor 20 Pro should get a 6.5-inch FHD+ screen. Both the devices are expected to come with LCD panels and a side fingerprint sensor rather than an in-display sensor, according to latest information by Winfuture.de.advertisementThe Honor flagship phones are also expected to rock the Kirin 980 chipset based on a 7nm process. The flagships will ship with Android Pie with Magic UI 2.1 on top, which is Honor’s take on EMUI 9.The Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro should also come with quad camera that is said to include a 48-megapixel primary Sony IMX586 sensor, a 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor. There will be two additional 2-megapixel sensors as per Roland Quandt’s report where one will be used for macro shots while the other will come in handy for depth photos.As for the battery capacities, the smaller Honor 20 is said to come with a 3,750mAh battery, while the Pro model could house a 4,000mAh capacity. Both the handsets should support 22.5W fast charging over Type-C. The Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro are expected to be announced in at least two colours – Sapphire Blue and Midnight Black.ALSO READ | Future Huawei phones may not support Google service
Touch Football Australia (TFA) is excited to release the Touch Football Athlete Development Framework.The Framework will be a vital tool for the achievement of key Strategies Priorities, as outlined in the TFA Strategic Plan, but more specifically TFA High Performance Plan Priorities; HPP1 – Sustainable Athlete Development, whilst also supporting HPP2 – Innovation in Coach Development. Furthermore it also supports TFA Participation Plan Priority 3 – Member Sustainability Program.The Framework has been developed in alignment to the Australian Institute of Sport FTEM (www.ausport.gov.au/ftem) model, in consultation with experienced coach advisors from all levels.The aim of the Framework is to assist Athletes and Coaches in the appropriate progression of Touch Football specific skills within eight key categories:1. Movement 2. Ball Skills3. Rollball4. Rucking5. Attack6. Defence7. Game concepts and strategies8. Athletic performanceTFA is currently creating a range of resources to assist athletes and coaches in each of the identified areas, and revising formal Sport Education structures. This commenced with the release of the online Foundation Coaching Resources in July. The next collection, Talent Coaching Resources, is currently being compiled.The Framework will be available free for all coaches and members, via the new ‘Resources – Athlete, Coach and Referee’ page on the TFA website.For more information and to view the Framework, please click on the attachments below.Related Filesathlete_development_framework_release-pdfathlete_development_framework_aug_2013-pdfRelated LinksAthlete Dev. Framework
Travel through time to witness the formation of the NTL and results of NTLs past with this special 21st Anniversary edition of the 2017 NTL Hard Wrap. Check out the cover feature ”A Different League’, the NTL honour roll, 21 Gun Salute from some of the event’s shining lights over the years. Also, run your eye through the 2017 Elite Eight Preview and make your own prediction on who will reign supreme in ’17! Download your copy here.Also included in this edition of the Hardwrap is a preview to the ‘Thompson Touch Almanac’, where you can read details on NTL top try scorers, biggest winning streaks, champion permits, leading try scorers from the past 21 years and much more.Download the Opens division, Youth division, and Senior division almanacs here. Related LinksHardwrap
If you’re into history and the idea of reusing things to help the environment, we have found furniture you’ll love in your home. Warehouse 2120 is the exclusive North American dealer for Indonesian furniture made from salvaged fishing boats.You might see furniture designed to look like it’s been made from fishing boats, but some are new constructions that have been aged and painted. Warehouse 2120 has the real deal.“What makes our furniture truly one of a kind is it’s all 100% recycled fishing boats. We don’t paint them,” says Allie Whitson, one of the company founders.“Our products are made from teak wood and good for indoor or outdoor use,” she says. “We recommend finishing with a marine grade varnish.Bars (ranging in price from $1600 to $3000) and barstools (on average $360) are among the hottest items on their website.They offer an amazing selection of items covering everything from dining tables and coffee tables to lounge chairs, desks, chests, headboards, buffets, storage units, home accents and lots more. Each piece has a distinctive, individual look that will blend in with a variety of décor styles.They have about 40 dealers selling their products across the U.S. and continually expanding. Whitson encourages customers to check out the dealer locations on their website. She says, “If you’re in an area without a dealer in a 100 mile radius, we’re happy to help.”“Our furniture is incredibly sturdy and durable. What’s cool is the story. It’s environmental, eco-friendly and we’re helping a lot of fishermen in the villages,” she adds. “We buy their boats and they are able, in turn, to get a new boat. It helps their local economy.” Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A.
MONTREAL – A Montreal man known affectionately as “Pops” and who founded an organization that helps the homeless has died at the age of 89.The group, called “Dans La Rue,” says Emmett Johns died overnight Saturday night.Johns, who was born in Montreal in April 1928, wanted to be a missionary in his youth.He was a priest for several years and served as chaplain at the Douglas Hospital, a psychiatric institution.In 1988, he founded “Le Bon Dieu dans la rue,” which eventually became ”Dans La Rue.”He was named to the Order of Canada in 1999.Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante took to Twitter to praise Johns.“I am sad to hear about Pops’ death,” Plante said. “A Montreal giant… has just left us.“My thoughts are with his family and friends and all those he helped over the years. Thanks for everything.”
Rabat – The meeting between the monarch and Sanchez was an opportunity to review Moroccan-Spanish bilateral bonds, according to a statement from the royal office.King Mohammed VI and Sanchez also agreed on the need to boost bilateral ties thorough consolidating political dialogue and giving more dynamism to economic partnership between the two countries.The King and the President of the Spanish Government also welcomed the level of cooperation between the two countries, which face several challenges related to security and development in Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, Spain’s ambassador in Rabat, Ricardo Diez-Hochleitner, and secretary-general for International Affairs, José Manuel Albares, also attended the audience offered to Sanchez.Read Also: Editorial: The Politics Behind Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s Visit to MoroccoThe King’s advisor, Fouad Ali El Himma, Minister of the Interior Abdelouafi Laftit, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita, and the ambassador of the King in Madrid, Karima Benyaich, also took part in the audience.King Mohammed VI also offered a luncheon in honor of Sanchez chaired by Head of Government Saad Eddine El OthmaniUpon his arrival, Sanchez was received by El Othmani in Rabat earlier today.Both officials held talks and discussed measures to further reinforce the bilateral ties. Sanchez told the press today that the economic partnership between the two countries “is also important, which is why we agreed to organize a Moroccan-Spanish economic forum next year.”Aside from business, Spain is also considered as a voice to Morocco at the EU parliament. Throughout the recent months, Sanchez voiced Morocco’s migration-related concerns.Recognizing Morocco’s efforts, Sanchez said that Morocco made efforts in fighting against irregular immigration. He added that migration “is a shared responsibility and we need to strengthen our cooperation on this issue.”
ATHENS, Greece — Lawmakers in Greece have begun debating tougher regulations to deal with household insolvency after the financial crisis left nearly half of mortgages and commercial loans non-performing or in distress.The debate started Wednesday at a parliamentary committee despite failure by the government so far to finalize an agreement with bailout creditors on details of the new regulations.Roughly 47 per cent of Greek loans had soured by late last year after unemployment and poverty soared during eight years of crisis and international bailouts. Banks have promised to reduce that level to below 20 per cent by the end of 2021.During the crisis, distressed mortgage holders were protected from foreclosure of primary family residences, but the new rules would limit the safeguards to low-income families.The Associated Press
Assuming the leadership of the UN after the untimely death of Dag Hammarskjöld in 1961, U Thant “put forth a vision of a truly global society, and emphasized the need, as he put it, ‘to understand each other and to develop a spirit of One World,’” Mr. Ban said in a message to an event in Yangon.U Thant, who served as a teacher and headmaster, underscored throughout his life the importance of learning, and as Secretary-General, proposed the establishment of the UN University (UNU) and the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).He brought the environmental issues to the fore, and also was deeply concerned over the growing gap between rich and poor nations, with dozens of new Asian and African nations joining the UN during the world body’s first “development decade.”During U Thant’s ten-year tenure, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the UN Industrial and Development Organization (UNIDO) all came into existence, “underscoring the abiding interest of the United Nations in the economic and social well-being of all the world’s people,” Mr. Ban said in his address delivered by Bishow Parajuli, UN Resident Coordinator in Myanmar.Boosting the role of the Secretary-General in world affairs, U Thant helped to resolve the Cuban missile crisis and end the civil war in the Congo, while also strongly advocating for decolonization and against South Africa’s apartheid system.U Thant’s “patience and unassuming demeanour were valuable assets in his conduct and quiet diplomacy,” the current Secretary-General said.“He left a legacy that will live on in the history of the United Nations and the world in our work for peace.” 22 January 2009Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of U Thant, the third Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon today honoured the Myanmarese diplomat and paid tribute to the mark he made in the quest for peace.
“After careful consideration the morning sessions of the Forum on Wednesday 6th of June have been cancelled and will not take place. The event will therefore commence with lunch at 1300hrs followed by the originally planned afternoon sessions beginning at 1400hrs,” the Commonwealth Business Council said. (Colombo Gazette) Meanwhile the official website of the Commonwealth Business Council which is hosting the Forum said that the morning session has been cancelled but the afternoon session will go on as scheduled. President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s scheduled speech at the Diamond Jubilee Commonwealth Economic Forum in London tomorrow (Wednesday) has reportedly been cancelled.The President was scheduled to address the event at the Mansion House tomorrow morning while in London for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Queen. However the Colombo Gazette has been made to understand that the President’s speech has been cancelled owing to security concerns following protests by the Tamil Diaspora.
He said those reports were misleading and that the Bill is still on the agenda. Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella told Parliament that some media had claimed that the Bill has been dropped from the Parliament agenda. Meanwhile the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said there was suspicion as to why the Bill was not discussed.TNA Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran said that there was a feeling the debate on the Bill was postponed owing to recent statements made by the Chief Prelates. (Colombo Gazette) The Government today insisted that the Enforced Disappearance Bill has not been removed from the agenda in Parliament.The Bill was to be debated yesterday but it was later decided to discuss it at a later date.
A British woman has claimed she was kidnapped as a teenager and held captive for 13 years by a sadistic paedophile who sold the babies she had from him raping her.Anna Ruston said she was befriended by an Asian taxi driver in the Midlands who lured her to his home before imprisoning her for more than a decade.Held in a locked bedroom, she alleged she was raped almost every night, eventually escaping after she concocted a plan with a visiting health worker. Kevin Hyland, the independent anti-slavery commissionerCredit:AFP I barely held any of my babies, I did not get the chance to be a mother to themAnna Ruston But her alleged attacker remains unpunished as she has never felt strong enough to give evidence that could help bring him to justiceMs Ruston – not her real name – has written a book as part of therapy for her experiences, Secret Slave, published on Thursday. Her claims are impossible to verify.In it, she explained how she was imprisoned when she was just 15 after meeting the man, named Malik, at a taxi rank where she worked, according to the Daily Mirror.Rejected by her parents growing up, she was befriended by Malik and in 1987 invited to the home he shared with his brothers, their wives, children and his mother to “meet his family for tea”.Malik asked her to stay the night – before, she said, storming into her room and branding her a “filthy white s**g” whom he would “make his own”. Ms Ruston said he violently raped and abused her – a pattern he would repeat for the next 13 years, eventually allowing his brothers to visit her and prostituting her out to other men.She said: “I can still see that bedroom, the corner where I would rock in pain. Although after a while I stopped feeling pain, I think my body shut down.”And I can smell it – the can I used as a toilet, the garlic he reeked of. I got to the point where I didn’t know what life was.”Ms Huston described how she clung on to sanity by talking to her late grandmother – and by looking at a small photo of her first boyfriend, Jamie, she hid under a floorboard.Over the years she became pregnant and had four babies, but each was sold by Malik soon after birth, she claimed.She said: “I barely held any of my babies, I did not get the chance to be a mother to them.”Ms Ruston said she tried to escape but became terrified after she was badly beaten for daring to make the attempt, and repeatedly tried to kill herself.She said she would have eventually succeeded had it not been for a health visitor who helped her escape while the family were distracted.Finally free, she claimed she was again shunned by her mother – who never tried to find her while she was missing – but found happiness with Jamie, who had been in the Army, going on to have four children together.For years she told him she had moved away after being in hospital with anorexia, only telling him the truth last year.Ms Ruston said: “He went away for a day, I thought I had lost him, that he would judge me. But he came back and just hugged me.”In cases of modern-day slavery, police should not always need a victim’s evidence to take action, according to Kevin Hyland, the independent anti-slavery commissioner.He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “It doesn’t always need a victim to give evidence. Sometimes there’s ways of collating evidence without a victim.”That’s why I’ve been saying continuously and in my annual report to Parliament this year, saying this is serious organised crime and policing needs to use the same techniques, the same level of resources, like it does for other serious and organised crime.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Ucore Rare Metals has commissioned the construction of a pilot plant (SuperLig®-One) based on Molecular Recognition Technology (MRT). The purpose of the Plant will be to test the use of MRT for the separation of rare earth elements (REEs) at bulk scale. Ucore has contracted with IBC Advanced Technologies for the design and construction of the plant, targeting completion before the end of 2015. The test unit, will be constructed at IBC. Once complete, it will then be relocated to a third party facility for an independent review of pilot scale test procedures.“We anticipate that the SuperLig-One unit will be a high-value asset for Ucore,” said Jim McKenzie, President & CEO of Ucore. “The intention is for the unit to be a test mule, capable of accepting pregnant leach solution (PLS) and bulk concentrates from multiple prospective REE feedstock locations around the world. Ucore confirms that it has entered into agreements with various REE feedstock providers, and will be securing test material from a variety of locations over the next six months as construction is under way. One high priority source of pilot scale test material will be the Bokan-Dotson Ridge project in southeast Alaska.”The SuperLig-One unit is currently undergoing design at IBC. The plant will be both modular and portable in design, capable of transport to remote testing sites as required. Columnar units within the plant will contain customised proprietary SuperLig® products that are designed to selectively separate the metal being targeted. To optimise utility, the plant will be customisable over time, with capacity for treating varying ratios of metals in different PLS feed solutions.The SuperLig platform successfully separated the entire suite of REEs to high purity at bench scale without the use of traditional costly and environmentally invasive solvent extraction techniques (see Ucore press release March 2, 2015). SuperLig-One will be designed to deploy this achievement at pilot scale, refining each of the lanthanides to uniformly high purity, from lanthanum (La) to lutetium (Lu), with the exception of Pm, plus yttrium (Y) and scandium (Sc).In addition to SuperLig products designed for REE separation, IBC has an extensive inventory of pre-existing SuperLig products capable of selectively targeting a range of valuable metals, such as PGMs, gold, silver, uranium, bismuth, copper, cobalt, nickel, indium, and rhenium as well as a host of nuisance materials such as radionuclides, lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. In a press release dated March 3, 2015, Ucore announced an exclusive agreement with IBC for the use of SuperLig technology for all metals in the tailings processing sector, as well as all processing applications related to REEs.The mid-term objective is to have the SuperLig-One unit serve as a prototype for a full sized SuperLig separation plant, to be located in North America. Such a full sized facility would be capable of receiving rare earth feedstock, in the form of mixed concentrates or PLS, from locations in the Americas and beyond.IBC Advanced Technologies is an award-winning, green chemical selective separations company based on innovative MRT products. It has supplied industrial, governmental and academic customers worldwide with environmentally friendly products, processes and services for over 28 years. It specialises in MRT, using green chemistry to achieve highly selective separations of metal ions in complex matrices. Based on Nobel Prize-winning technology (1987), IBC’s proprietary products and processes are used worldwide by premier metals refining and mining companies such as Tanaka Kikinzoku (Japan), Asarco Grupo Mexico (USA), Impala Platinum (South Africa), and Sino Platinum (China). In 2014, the Japanese Government (Mitsubishi Research, Inc.) awarded to IBC a highly competitive subsidy grant, Demonstration Project for Seawater Purification Technologies, concerning the selective separation of the radionuclides strontium and cesium from contaminated seawater at Fukushima, Japan. The recent successful completion of this project by IBC demonstrated the viability of using SuperLig products in this vital application.IBC’s expertise is illustrated by its extensive development and commercialization of separations systems for PGMs at a world level. PGMs are analogous to the rare earth elements, in that they are considered difficult to selectively separate due to their constituent chemical similarities.The Ucore-IBC alliance builds on IBC’s proven capabilities to develop, scale-up and commercialise selective separations systems for a number of diverse and complex applications.Ucore Rare Metals Inc. is a development-phase mining company focused on establishing rare metal resources and beneficiation technologies with near term potential for production, growth and scalability. With multiple projects across North America, Ucore’s primary focus is the 100% owned Bokan – Dotson Ridge REE property in Alaska. This REE project is located 60 km southwest of Ketchikan, Alaska and 140 km northwest of Prince Rupert, British Columbia and has direct ocean access to the western seaboard and the Pacific Rim, a significant advantage in developing near term production facilities and limiting the capital costs associated with mine construction.
Rains have been heavy lately in the Cascade Mountains region, officials said.- © AFP, 2014Read: Yikes! Thankfully, no-one was hurt when this massive boulder smashed through an Italian farmyard> http://youtu.be/3GRdkFZidHY(Maria Johannes/YouTube0A LANDSLIDE CRASHED into homes in a town northeast of Seattle yesterday, killing three people and injuring eight, authorities said.People were heard crying out for help from underneath debris, CNN reports, saying that rescuers are trying to get to them through the wreckage.At least six homes were destroyed in the town of Oso, Washington State, the sheriff’s office and other officials said.“At total of eight people have been rescued at this point and are being treated at area hospitals, including a six-month-old baby,” Snohomish County spokeswoman Shari Ireton said on Twitter.Reverse 911 calls have been going out to residents in the area warning them of the danger of flooding upstream from the slide, as well as the possibility of a downstream flooding should there be a catastrophic breach by the (Stillaguamish) river.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram After a spell of relative normality on public transport, commuters are to face fresh woes on Thursday as workers are to join a 24-hour strike in protest at the government’s ongoing austerity drive. There will be no services on the Athens metro, electric railway (ISAP) and tram, though city buses and trolley buses will run as normal. Unionists called the action to protest fresh cuts to wages and pensions that have already been voted through Parliament as well as the repercussions of earlier reforms on their sector. Staff transfers and the decision by hundreds of workers to opt for early retirement to avoid a new barrage of cuts have caused operational problems and led to a spike in fare dodging due to a lack staff for carrying out inspections, according to workers. On Wednesday, labor unions staged a three-hour walkout from noon, with staff occupying several town halls across the country, as part of a pan-European anti-austerity initiative involving protests in Spanish and Portuguese cities. In a joint statement, the Greek civil servants’ union (ADEDY) and the country’s main labor union (GSEE) called on workers to “once again unite their voices with those in Europe against neoliberal policies.” Unions organized a demonstration outside Parliament late on Wednesday as MPs debated legislation on cuts to the health sector but the turnout was muted, partly due to heavy rainfall. Riot police were out in force to avert any violence but there were no reports of even minor scuffles. Wednesday’s action in Athens also affected several archaeological sites including the Acropolis, which remained closed between noon and 3 p.m. Culture Ministry staff have decided to stage demonstrations every Thursday through March to protest spending cuts. State hospital doctors joined the action yesterday, holding a 24-hour walkout in protest at cuts to health spending due to be voted through Parliament.Source: Kathimerini
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#AnthonStevens, #Bigga, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 30, 2017 – Nassau – The so called ‘baby killer’ was crying when he left the court house today after being slammed with three charges of serious crimes; two attempted murders and a murder and the person killed was just eight months old. Just barely an adult himself, 19 year old #AnthonStevens was shackled as he was led into the courthouse today in Nassau to be formally arraigned in a most heinous crime; the killing of an 8 month old baby boy which happened in the wee hours of Monday.Stevens was seen crying as he exited the courtroom and was piled into vehicle once he was formally charged with baby Shelton Tinker’s murder and the attempted murder of his parents: father Shelton Tinker Sr and mother, Jeffrina Sweeting. Stevens on Monday turned himself into Police with an attorney after a nationwide manhunt was launched for him as a suspect.It was said the young man, also known as #Bigga, was known to the father and that Stevens forced Shelton Tinker, at gunpoint into his Rupert Dean Lane residence and opened fire shooting Tinker, a woman – eventually identified as the mother of the baby and the infant. The adults were seriously wounded and the baby, identified on Tuesday as Shelton Delano Tinker was killed on the spot.Already Anthon Anthony Davis Stevens is labeled a ‘baby killer’. The horrific and unbelievable murder of the infant rocked the House of Assembly too, and it was reported that Prime Minister Hubert Minnis on Monday met with the Attorney General and the Royal Bahamas Police Force for an update on approaches to abating crime and to show Police his support explained Press Secretary, Anthony Newbold.Newbold also defended the administration and detractors who say crime is still way out of hand, with “… the country must understand there is no one solution to crime. He said a complex approach must be taken to arrest this multifaceted problem.”Stevens was bound at the back with handcuffs and shackled at the ankle as he entered the court, firm faced, sometimes head down and even crying for a killing which has outraged the nation.#MagneticMediaNews
The Vancouver City Council has extended its moratorium on collective medical marijuana gardens until Dec. 31, giving planners more time to fit them into city code.The moratorium, approved Monday night, puts on hold the location, operation, licensing, maintenance or continuation of medical marijuana collective gardens or dispensaries. Collective gardens are permissible under state law but illegal under federal law.The extension, staff members said, will give time to determine appropriate zoning districts, siting criteria, and standards to address potential secondary impacts such as noise, lights and odors.The moratorium also gives city planners time to study what changes, if any, will be necessary if voter Initiative 502, which seeks to legalize the distribution, possession and use of marijuana generally and not just for medical purposes, passes in November.The Clark County Board of Commissioners last week extended its moratorium on the commercial gardens until June 2013, but the ban could be lifted as soon as zoning rules and other conditions are in place.
News Pink Floyd Exhibit Expected To Smash U.K. Museum’s Attendance Record Pink Floyd Museum Exhibit Expected To Smash Record pink-floyd-exhibit-expected-smash-uk-museums-attendance-record Twitter Facebook Email London’s V&A museum extends the band’s audio-visual exhibit for two weeks, making it likely to become their most-attended exhibitBrian HaackGRAMMYs Aug 30, 2017 – 5:57 pm U.K.’s venerable design and art museum, the Victoria & Albert – known colloquially as the V&A – has a new contender for most-attended exhibit in its 100-plus-year history.The gallery announced today that they will be extending the run dates for Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains for an additional two weeks, with the exhibit now scheduled to remain open until Oct. 15 of this year. To date, the exhibit has been seen by over 300,000 museum patrons, meaning it is fully expected to surpass the previous attendance record of 311,000 set by David Bowie Is…, a retrospective on the titular singer that ran in 2013.Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains is being billed as “a spectacular and unparalleled audio-visual journey through Pink Floyd’s unique and extraordinary world, chronicling the music, design and staging of the band, from their debut in the 1960s through the present day.”Explore Bob Dylan’s “Born Again” Era In New Film, Book and Box Set
Preparing for a 59-hour Marvel movie marathon I was not prepared for the range of emotions that #Endgame put me through, from utter despair to pure elation. I laughed, I cried, I wished Tony Stark was my dad.— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 23, 2019 TV and Movies 2:54 CHRIS EVANS SAID HE CRIED SIX TIMES WATCHING ENDGAME,, IM SCARED NONE OF US WILL SURVIVE THIS MOVIE— gendrya warrior // 2 (@SADHEXGIRL) April 23, 2019 An infinity of bizarre Avengers products Now playing: Watch this: Bring your tissues and don’t forget to stop off at the bathroom before you settle in for three hours of emotion. Avengers: Endgame opens April 24 in Australia, April 25 in the UK and April 26 in the US. Davis and Mantz weren’t alone. Most of those who shared their reactions on social seemed to be as in love with the movie as Captain America is with Peggy Carter. Writer Mark Hughes called it “the film of the year,” and warned fans to “reset your expectations AGAIN.” Share your voice Who’s ready for the endgame? Marvel Studios Most of us won’t get to see Avengers: Endgame for a few days yet, but those lucky few who got an early glimpse started sharing reactions on social media Monday night.And so far, it’s looking like a superpowered success. (No spoilers ahead.) 17 Photos Critic Scott Mantz dubbed it the “greatest superhero movie EVER,” and loaded up on capital letters. INCREDIBLE!! #AVENGERS #ENDGAME brings the entire MCU to a rousing, exciting, deeply moving & wholly satisfying conclusion! It’s a *BEAUTIFUL* film! Fun, smart, clever, BRILLIANT! Perfect blend of action, heart & humor! This is as good as it gets! Greatest superhero movie EVER! pic.twitter.com/dMeLtvO7Gy— Scott Mantz (@MovieMantz) April 23, 2019 #AvengerEndgame is an immensely satisfying payoff, not just to Infinity War but to all the films that came before. This is why the MCU. (And I say this as someone who was not especially enamored of Infinity War, FWIW.) ♥️💙💜— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) April 23, 2019 Wow. #AvengersEndgame is staggering. It’s surprising in ways I never saw coming and satisfying in ways I didn’t realize I needed. It’s kind of the ultimate gift to fans of the MCU. It’s very long and has a few hiccups, but is everything you’re hoping for and more. pic.twitter.com/RO97kw9fs5— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) April 23, 2019 All I’m going to say about @Avengers #EndGame is that I am an emotional wreck and can’t stop crying— Maude Garrett (@maudegarrett) April 23, 2019 #AvengersEndgame is the film of the year. If you thought you’d seen comics brought fully to the big screen already, prepare to reset your expectations AGAIN.#MCU #Avengers #Endgame #EndgamePremiereLA #EndgamePremiere— Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) April 23, 2019 Comments Reviews of endgame have been rolling out and everyone said they cried…..I’m so scared but excited— Thanos-The Great Titan😈 (@Actually_Thanos) April 23, 2019 Tags 5 “Avengers: Endgame is a masterful epic — a true culmination of 22 films that not only concludes the story, but expands upon it,” tweeted Erik Davis, managing editor at Fandango. “You’ll learn more about the other movies while this one unfolds. If Infinity War is the brawn, Endgame is the brains. And wow, what an ending!” “I am an emotional wreck and can’t stop crying,” tweeted Maude Garrett. #AvengersEndgame is a masterful epic – a true culmination of 22 films that not only concludes the story, but expands upon it. You’ll learn more about the other movies while this one unfolds. If Infinity War is the brawn, Endgame is the brains. And wow, what an ending! pic.twitter.com/94ttBUQKJ0— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) April 23, 2019 Marvel The Avengers