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first_imgAs the FCC closes its comment period on Internet speeds, many websites, including this one from Vimeo, have used a symbolic slowdown to downloads to push for continuing a free and open Internet. (Image: Greg Stotelmyer)INDIANAPOLIS – This is the last day the Federal Communication Commission is taking public comments on a controversial plan that could change how the Internet works. The idea of letting some deep-pocketed broadband providers divide bandwidth into “fast lanes” and “slow lanes” and charge more for the faster speeds has faced a public backlash. Timothy Karr is senior director with the group Free Press.“An organization called the Sunlight Foundation looked at public comments to the FCC and there have been more than a million already,” Karr says. “They found 99 percent of those comments were in support of net neutrality, so this is an issue where the public is strongly unified.”Two years ago, in opposition to legislation involving copyrights, many websites took part in a partial blackout of the Internet, with some, like Wikipedia, shutting down completely for a day. Last Wednesday there was a symbolic slowdown in protest of the threat to a free and open Internet.A national coalition of rural broadband advocates, the Rural Broadband Policy Group, wants the FCC to treat Internet access like phone service as a common carrier, what’s known as a Title II service, says Whitney Kimball Coe coordinator, National Rural Assembly, Center for Rural Strategies.“It would uphold net neutrality and secondly, it would close the ‘digital divide,’” Coe says.By “digital divide,” she explains, the FCC currently considers Internet access a Title I service which means there are fewer regulations for Internet providers. Coe says that means providers don’t have to “build out in rural places,” leaving some people with bad service or no service.Coe says of the 19-million Americans who don’t have Internet access, more than 14-million are rural Americans.“Rural America already feels like it’s out of sync with that sort of American idea of equal opportunity,” says Coe. “In the political sector, rural America feels like it’s not being heard.”Coe says that leaves a simple message to the FCC from rural broadband advocates, “Don’t break the Internet before rural America gets it.”Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

first_imgPrime Minister Moses NagamootooThe Supreme Court of Judicature has condemned statements published in the State-owned Guyana Chronicle attributed to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who was quoted as saying that “…the judge’s action smacks of vendetta”.The Prime Minister, according to the article, was referring to Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry’s order that Finance Minister Winston Jordan pays DIPCON by July 8, 2019 or be jailed for 21 days.The Judiciary said it is seriously concerned about the report in a press release on Thursday.“The independence of the Judiciary and the rule of law must be maintained at all times. The Judiciary would like to emphasize that anyone who is dissatisfied with a judgement or a decision of a Court has a right of appeal, and this is the avenue by which a lawful challenge to any judgement or decision can be made. The Judiciary once again reaffirms its independence and integrity”.However, Guyana Chronicle has since apologised and changed the article in its online version to say that the Prime Minister described the Court action against Jordan, not the decision of the judge, as “vendetta”.This is not the first time the Supreme Court of Judicature has flogged the coalition Government for attempting to undermine its independence and integrity.Only recently, the Judiciary issued a stinging rebuke rejecting the Government’s attempts to tarnish and discredit its reputation by using the photographs of two judges in a political campaign.The two judges in question are Puisne Judges Justices Gino Persaud and Simone Morris-Ramlall. Their pictures were incorporated on a poster of 20 “young” public officials put together by A Partnership for National Unity/ Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) under the headline “Confidence in Youth Leadership” as part of their political campaign.The advertisement bearing the two judges’ images was published, despite the fact that the Judiciary is autonomous in principle and keeps far away from politics to ensure judgements, when handed down, can be accepted as free from bias.“The Supreme Court of Judicature is calling on members of the public to refrain from associating Judges and Judicial Officers with any political party or activity. The Judiciary reaffirms its independence and integrity and rejects any attempt to tarnish and discredit its reputation,” the statement less than two weeks ago added.last_img read more

first_img​SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The annual Willie Mays visit to Giants spring training left an impression on a couple of new Giants, who came away with a deeper understanding of what it means to be part of the organization.Mays, 87, and another former Giant and Hall of Famer, pitcher Gaylord Perry, 80, spoke to the team before Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Scottsdale Stadium.Outfielder Cameron Maybin, who signed with the Giants last month, said the message he took from Mays’ and …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest When September 2–9 2020, All dayWhat Ohio Farm Bureau Presents: Discover Canyon Country Sept. 2, 2020 through  Sept. 9, 2020. Explore the most famous canyons of the American West on a journey featuring three national parks.Highlights:Scottsdale • Oak Creek Canyon • Kaibab National Forest • Grand Canyon • Lake Powell • Bryce Canyon National Park Zion • National Park • Las VegasView complete itinerary.The overall activity level of this tour is a level 1. This trip is for leisurely travelers who like to discover the energy of a new place, but typically take it easy. Travelers should be able to handle at least one flight of stairs, board a coach and walk for 15-30 minutes at a time with little difficulty.Per person rates. Book by March 2, 2020:Double $3,099 ~ Single $3,999 ~ Triple $3,049Included in price:Round-trip air from Columbus International Airport, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers, motor coach transportation, accommodations, hotel luggage handling (porterage), select meals (six breakfasts and four dinners), admission to attractions as outlined in itinerary, and gratuities for bellmen, door attendants and wait staff.Not included in price: Cancellation waiver and insurance of $299 per personFor more information, email John Marihugh, Ohio Farm Bureau sr. director partnerships and member services, or call 614-249-2400.Testimonial about this year’s Alpine Trip“My wife and I had a great time on (the) Alpine mountain trip. Collette’s guide had everything planned out to the hour and the whole trip was wonderful. We saw a lot of places and things that a farm owner from Ohio could only read about. If you decide to put together another trip with Collette, let me know and I’ll try to arrange our schedule to match.” ~ Roy and Marilyn Gregglast_img read more

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#gaming#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…center_img curt hopkins Related Posts Casual gaming powerhouse Zyngahas boughtChallenge Games. Challenge is well-known for games offering strong “virtual goods” elements.Zynga has built up its estimated $5 billion in worth and with 200 million users, largely on games like Farmville and Mafia Wars, popular on Facebook. But it has been going to town in an effort to extend its popular franchises. Challenge may provide it with a means of turbocharging its in-game economies. Recently, Zynga has announced a “five year strategic relationship” with Yahoo, which seeds Zynga’s games throughout Yahoo properties. It has also announced that it will stay with Facebook, despite plenty of rancor with the social media site on which it thrived, but which also kept taking bites out of the company’s profits. Virtual goods and virtual currency provide a major avenue for online gaming revenue. Challenge being folded into Zynga may help shore up that aspect of its business model. Staying on Facebook, Zynga must use that company’s “Facebook Credits.” Outside, there may be additional opportunities. Backed by Sequoia Capital and Globespan, the Austin-based Challenge Games launched in 2007 to focus on immersive, virtual goods Web games. The company has already been renamed Zynga Austin. Challenge CEO and Co-Founder, Andrew Busey, has been named general manager and vice president of the Austin studio and Zynga said its 35 employees will be retained.Zynga’s SEC filing indicates a “total offering amount” of $20,571,454.last_img read more

first_imgNo makeup artist on set? Your actors could end up with shiny skin. Here’s how you can minimize the problem in post-production.All images courtesy of the author.Unwanted shine is every narrative filmmaker’s headache from time to time. It can distract from the story, and it lends an amateur air feel to the production. For example, here is a still from a project I’m currently working on.While there isn’t anything inherently wrong with the picture at the surface level, upon closer inspection we can see a problem.In the shot, the left side of the actor’s cheek is showing unwanted shine. These are specular highlights that are somewhat brighter than normal facial highlights. This sort of shine can be the result of sweat or makeup, and the reflection becomes slightly stronger than the skin tone. It’s important to note that these highlights are different from seeing the side of an actor’s face completely clipped due to improper exposure.For some, this may not be a dilemma. However, when someone brought up the skin shine here, it was all I could see when the actor moved his head.Let’s look at how you can fix this problem. We’re not going to be able to eradicate the shine, but we will be able to dull the glossy texture.In the shot, the actor is wearing a dirt makeup mixture of Aloe Gator SPF Gel and Mehron Star Blend Cake Makeup: ebony color. This was the mixture makeup artists on Terminator: Salvation used to give the characters a “lived-in” dirt effect. The Gator Gel is a substance similar to petroleum jelly, and it’s giving the actor an oily complexion. At the time, we didn’t have any HD translucent powder, which would neutralize the shine, and as a result, we now have to fix this problem in post.For this specific task, we’re going to be working in DaVinci Resolve. So head on over to the color window and find your clip.Using the HSL qualifier, select the specular highlights, and minimize the selected area using the luminance and saturation controls. You want to avoid bringing neutral skin into your selection, but if it’s unavoidable, don’t worry: we can fix that a little later.Next, you want to blur the selection from around 75-150. The amount of shine will dictate how much blur you use.You now want to lower the gain/highlights to minimize the shine, but we don’t want to kill the natural vibrancy of the area, so we’re also going to slightly increase the gamma/midtones. This will reduce the shine, but maintain the overall luminance. If you find that part of the area has become discolored, gently introduce a similar color in the gain color balance controls.Our final image will look like the following. You can now see that the shine is significantly less noticeable, and it looks a lot more natural. There is a slight discrepancy in exposure between the two images. But as the scene has yet to be graded, that is very easy to fix later.Depending on the intensity of the shine, this fix may not always work. Highlights are the enemy when working with digital, and you’re going to want to minimize any post-production work that involves healing them. In this case, we should have had a makeup artist at the ready with the HD powder to avoid this issue, but that’s low-budget filmmaking for you.Looking for more DaVinci Resolve tips? Check out these articles.Reduce Unwanted Skin Shine In Post-Production with DaVinci ResolveEmploy the Usage Tab to Simplify a DaVinci Resolve ProjectDaVinci Resolve Tip: Use Color Keys to Fix White BalanceDaVinci Resolve: Enhance Your Sky in Under Five MinutesSpeed Change Techniques In DaVinci ResolveInterested in our entire collection of Resolve articles? Check them out here.last_img read more

first_imgThe initial trends in the counting of 32 Sikkim Assembly seats and the lone Lok Sabha seat indicate a close contest where the Opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) is leading over the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), that has remained in power for 25 years.Out of seven Assembly seats for which the trends are out the SKM is leading in four and the SDF in three. In the Lok Sabha seat, Indra Hang Subba of the SKM is leading over the SDF’s D.B. Katwal by a margin of over 6,350 votes. The SKM led by P.S. Goley is taking of SDF’s Pawan Chamling who has the record of being the longest serving Chief Minister of the country. The vote share at the Assembly level also indicate a close contest where the SKM’s vote share of 47.6 % whereas the SDF has secured 47.1 % votes.last_img read more

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first_imgLiverpool midfielder Fabinho: Alisson best goalkeeper in Englandby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFabinho says Liverpool teammate Alisson is the Premier League’s best goalkeeper.The Brazilian’s gaffe allowed Jesse Lingard to equalise during Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over the Red Devils on Sunday.But Fabinho has stuck by his compatriot.”When we entered the locker room, we even talked, but I did not even focus on that,” he added. “[Alisson] came to comment, but I said “no, bro, let it go”.”These plays will always happen. And what are we going to talk about Alisson? He was very important in our qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League, days before.”Without a doubt, he is the best goalkeeper of the English League. There is a lot of confidence.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgWillian enjoying Chelsea veteran roleby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Willian is enjoying his different role within the squad this season.The Brazilian is now one of the senior members of the team, given the youth injection from manager Frank Lampard this summer.And Willian is happy to pass on his knowledge to the youngsters. But he insists that he has a lot to offer on the pitch as well. More than anything, he is happy at the club.”I enjoy it a lot,” he said to the club’s website.”I enjoy myself, I enjoy it with my team-mates and I have pleasure to play with them and this is what I want – to have pleasure, play, enjoy myself on the pitch and get the results.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more