Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Dasmarinas, who won his title in April of this year, hopes Filipinos in Singapore would support him in his upcoming fight.“To the Filipinos, especially those in Singapore, please come and support my fight,” said Dasmarinas. “I will make sure I would win for my country.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Filipino boxer Michael Dasmarinas (C) celebrates after defeating French opponent Karim Guerfi during the International Boxing Organization (IBO) Batanmweight world title in Singapore on April 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas YeoFilipino boxer Michael Dasmarinas is set for the first defense of his IBO World bantamweight championship when he faces undefeated challenger Manyo Plange on Sept. 29 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.Dasmarinas just completed his three-week camp in Kashiwa, Japan and will return to the same country where he won his strap after knocking out Karim Guerfi 40 seconds into the fourth round of their fight.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Walker, Pinto continue to push each other to be better View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The 26-year-old southpaw who holds a 28-2 record (19 KOs) will face the undefeated Plange, 17-0, in his third straight fight in the city-state.“I’m excited to fight again, and I wish the fight were tomorrow already,” said Dasmarinas in Filipino. “As a boxer, I am training very hard for this next fight, I’m training as hard as the last time but now I want to prove myself even more as a boxer especially that I have the IBO World bantamweight belt with me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Ringstar Boxing promotes the event dubbed Roar of Singapore V—The Kings of Lion City.“Michael Just keeps getting better and possesses that one punch knockout power all his future opponents now fear,” said Ringstar founder Scott Farrell. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum
Black Speech Media Group (BSMG), a leading multimedia producer and distributor of African Music in the United States has released “Carolina” a new single by Liberian Artist DSP.Produced and mixed by D Thompson, the single has elements of Afro‐Beat, with a great influence of Afro‐Zouk, and Afro‐pop. “The song is a combination of some personal experiences and because of the personal nature, I wanted it to represent beats that resonate with me and my upbringing in a culturally diverse society in Liberia,” said DSP.The single can be purchased on iTunes, and fans can also watch the video on YouTube or listen to the song at BSMG’s All Music Hub platform on Sound Cloud. Ernesto Dweh‐Sidi‐Papay‐2 Herbert, aka “DSP”, is an emerging contemporary artist who is at the forefront of the emerging Liberian music industry. Born during Liberia’s political unrest, DSP’s link to his country and culture was from his mother singing to him in her dialect Grebo while they were refugees in the Ivory Coast.After having to resettle to Ghana after a second civil war in Liberia, DSP found refuge in music. Influenced by artists such as NAS, Red Man, Method Man, Jay‐Z and an array of African Artists, DSP found his voice in mixing Western Pop with Afrobeats. Returning to Liberia in 2007 as a young scholar, DSP began pursuing his love for music professionally. After traveling and performing in Ghana, he was sponsored by MTN to release his music on a national scale. To date, he has released several songs including “Monrovia Style” which became popular for its use of Koloqua, a dialect in Liberia. He is currently working with international platforms to release his first full album “The Promise” in 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
SANTA CLARA – Not all of the 49ers’ heroes were in muddy uniforms after beating Washington last SundayEquipment manager Jay Brunetti and his staff were clean, but busy. They packed those wet and soiled uniforms for the flight back home and, upon return to team headquarters, they began washing, drying, sorting, folding and stacking the gear.And that was just the first half of action.The second half for Brunetti and his crew was preparing for this Sunday, when the 49ers will wear the …
Investigative journalists risk their own safety when exposing corruption and crime. The Global Investigative Journalism Network honours those fearless reporters with the Global Shining Light Award. A South African team has been shortlisted for the award this year, following the win by another South African team in 2013. A team of South African journalists has been shortlisted for the Global Shining Light Award, to be handed out on 10 October in Norway. (Image: Pixabay)• The Conversation goes live in Africa• Suzelle’s DIY takes South Africa by storm• South Africa’s women in politics• South Africa’s Rugby World Cup journey• South Africa in top 20 best places to raise children Priya PitamberA South African investigative journalism story, “Goldfinger”, which aired on television current affairs show Carte Blanche, has been shortlisted in the Global Shining Light Awards.The story, which explores the manner in which tons of illegal gold is laundered into the legal market, made the cut alongside 12 other stories from around the world. The illegal gold, the story explains, is masked as second-hand jewellery. “So lucrative is this VAT scam that it has drawn sophisticated and dangerous organised crime gangs into the trade,” reads the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) website.The finalists were chosen after the GIJN received 76 submissions from 34 countries. The awards will take place on 10 October in Lillehammer, Norway, during the Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC).The team behind the “Goldfinger” story is producer Graham Coetzer; journalist Susan Comrie; and Devi Sankaree Govender as presenter.Watch more on the story here:What is the Global Shining Light Award?The award “honours investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions”, states the GIJC website. It takes place every two years.The winner walks away with an honorary plaque, $1 000 (about R13 700 today), and a trip to the conference to accept the award.Congrats to the 12 finalists of the Global Shining Light! Winner will be announced at #GIJC15http://t.co/3k9xSR33dbpic.twitter.com/wTxKzp2vL3— GIJN (@gijn) September 19, 2015“More and more journalists are being killed, and media outlets attacked, because they are carrying out important efforts in investigative journalism – exposing uncomfortable truths, shining light on systematic corruption, and providing accountability in societies yearning for democracy and development,” informs the conference’s website.The awards recognise and celebrate the brave work conducted by the investigative press around the world. The majority of the press in sub-Saharan Africa is partially free. Click on the image for a larger view. (Image: US News)Previous South African winnersIn 2013, a team of South African journalists from the Sunday Times shared the top award with reporters from Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic.The South African team, Stephan Hofstatter, Mzilikazi wa Afrika, and Rob Rose; worked on what became known as “Cato Manor: Inside a South African Police Death Squad.” It exposed police corruption.Find out more about that story from Afrika, and the threats he faced:
The Network Literacy Community of Practice (NetLit CoP) has received some questions about AleX NetLit, the fictional persona we created to help military family service professionals, Cooperative Extension professionals and others learn more about using online networks in their work.We thought it might be helpful to explain how and why we came up with AleX NetLit.Background on fictional personasFictional personas are representations of a major user group of a particular device, system or product. They can also be representations of a major group within an audience. The purpose of a persona is to get away from generalizations about a group of users and focus on the needs of a specific representative user.Personas typically have names, pictures, and demographic details based on the larger audience’s demographics such as age, education, ethnicity, and family status. Usability.gov, a guide to developing usable websites, says personas can also include “the goals and tasks they are trying to complete using the site and their environment (i.e., physical, social, and technological).”Using personas in website design and in other areas of user experience design (architecture, software development and product design) has become accepted practice. Personas are also used in marketing to consider “the goals, desires, and limitations of brand buyers.” (Wikipedia, Personas (marketing))Inventing AleX NetLitThe NetLit CoP has three target audiences: service providers who work with military families, Cooperative Extension professionals, and the general public. As Extension professionals ourselves, we felt we had a pretty good understanding of the extension audience, and we have experience reaching out to the general public through our extension work.However, most of us involved in the NetLit CoP had little or no understanding of the work of professionals who work with military families. We wanted to learn more about this audience and its needs. We also wanted to find a way to connect extension professionals with military family service professionals and these professionals with one another.As we learned more about the demographics of military family service providers, AleX NetLit began to take form. AleX’s gender, age, and education were all taken from what we learned about military family service professionals. AleX isn’t every military family service professional, nor is she an “average” of them. She is a representative of the audience designed to reflect characteristics of the audience that allows the NetLit CoP to connect with them.AleX is a 30-year-old divorced mother of two who works as a federal agency professional, providing educational information and other types of self-help to her clients. She uses, but has been wary of, social media tools like Facebook and Twitter. She is skeptical about using social media in her work, but she is starting to see their potential for helping her clients.That brief profile helped the NetLit CoP begin to develop a plan for helping military family service professionals understand and use social media tools and online networks. Instead of finding ways to help a faceless group of varying demographics, experiences, and abilities, we could focus on finding ways to help AleX, a busy single parent looking for ways she can grow in her profession. That’s the purpose of a persona.Making AleX PublicMost personas for user-experience design and marketing serve as internal tools that guide development of products and messages, but never see the light of day. (e.g., Matthew Johnson Program Staff Director, USDA, is a fictional persona created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS). You can read a portion of this persona at the bottom on the “Develop Personas” page on Usability.gov.)We decided to take AleX public. We created a Twitter account for her and began writing blog posts addressed directly to her. Knowing how helpful AleX had been to us, we wondered how she might be able to help others.AleX was made public in the hope that she would provide a persona military families service professionals and others could relate to. Let’s face it. Most of us in Cooperative Extension are used to being the expert, the educator. Try as we might, it’s difficult to avoid playing that role. AleX is intended to give people someone to connect with whose goal is not to teach them, but to learn with them.The DebateTrust, transparency and authenticity are important in building relationships in online networks. We debated whether launching AleX NetLit undermined those principles. The thought that AleX might be seen as an effort to trick people or a facade to hide behind definitely made us uncomfortable, but, at the risk of sounding like a self-help book, change doesn’t happen in your comfort zone.We are making every effort to be sure people know AleX is a fictional persona. We intentionally gave her a name that was not typical. AleX’s Twitter bio clearly states she is a fictional creation of the NetLit CoP and links to our blog page explaining AleX and her purpose.That’s not to say we have done everything right. We planned to send periodic tweets letting AleX’s Twitter followers know she is fictional, but we have not held to that plan. We also have not been clear about exactly who is tweeting on Alex’s behalf.AleX’s Twitter followers will start seeing occasional reminders that she is a fictional persona. There will be information about who is tweeting for AleX in occasional tweets and in AleX’s Twitter bio.AleX NetLit is an experiment. She is a new tool for learning in the changing knowledge and communication landscape. Will she make an impact? We’re not sure, but we will keep trying to use new and innovative tools to help people understand and harness the power of online networks.What do you think?Do you think that a persona like AleX NetLit could be an effective tool to help others learn as she learns?Please share any feedback with us via the comments below, your social network of choice, or email.Authors: The AleX NetLit Team – Anne Adrian (@aafromaa), Bob Bertsch (@ndbob), Peg Boyles (@ethnobot), John Dorner (@jdorner), Molly Herndon, Stephen Judd (@sjudd), and Jim Langcuster
Frame.io could save you hours on your next project and become an indispensable tool in your post-production pipeline. Let’s take a hands-on look.Normally when you’re working with clients or a team on a video project, the workflow goes something like this:Upload the video to Vimeo (or another video hosting platform)Email the video link to collaboratorsReceive critiques via emailRepeatIt’s a headache. It’s often difficult to understand your client’s notes…”Did they mean fix the color in this frame or that one?” Additionally, you’ve got a sea of links floating around, leading to disorganization and confusion…”Wait, which is the latest version of the project?”Up to this point there hasn’t been a good alternative. Enter: Frame.io.Frame.io is an online collaboration tool that streamlines the video review process by organizing comments, video assets, and file versions all in one place. The app has been making waves over the last few months with love from TechCrunch, NoFilmSchool and FXGuide. In the words of the Frame.io founders:We replace the hodgepodge of Dropbox for file sharing, Vimeo for video review and email for communication, but that’s just a start…When I initially created an account and dove in, I was surprised at how easy Frame.io was to use. Simply create a project then upload your files. The app allows you to add comments via text or outline certain areas of any frame by ‘drawing’ on the video. In this regard, Frame.io beats the heck out of marker comments in NLEs. This overview video from Frame.io gives a quick look into how the software works.Frame.io currently supports hundreds of file formats including video, audio, images, and PDFs.What I Like Most About Frame.ioTop of the list, Frame.io is easy to use. Unlike other convoluted file sharing platforms, the app approaches video collaboration with a minimalist user interface, but is packed with the features you need for collaboration and video review. The app’s modern design puts the review process first. If you’re asking a client to jump into an app to review work, it’s important that the learning curve is nonexistent. They nailed it there.It’s the first app that makes video review feel like you’re watching and discussing the video in the same room… even if you’re a world away. I love the fact that comments show up real time, as they are added, similar in fashion to Google Docs.Additionally, the app utlizes keyboard shortcuts. For example, you can playback the video using the J,K,L keys on your computer. Double-tap them to double the speed. In a similar fashion to the rating system found in Adobe Bridge or Lightroom, users can give files a star rating to highlight their favorite shots. This is especially useful when uploading dailies and picking selects. Speaking of dailies…Frame.io FCPX IntegrationFrame.io recently launched an integration directly with Apple’s Final Cut Pro X editing app. Send all the clips in your project (dailies), selected clips, or your entire timeline to Frame.io with one click inside FCPX. The integration is free from the App Store, so this is a no-brainer for any video editors that use FCPX as their primary NLE. Take a peek:Is Frame.io Right for You?Frame.io is an app that every video professional needs, even if they may not know it… yet. Professionals have long needed a solution for seamless collaboration – both with other editors and clients.Surprisingly, getting started with Frame.io doesn’t have to cost you a penny. The free version, which allows you to work on a single project, offers uploads of up to 2GB of video files and collaboration with 5 users. Of course, this won’t cut it if you’re wanting to work on multiple projects or use Frame.io as a large-file storage service, but it’s certainly enough to get your feet wet with the app before moving into one of their paid plans.What do you think of Frame.io? Have you had a chance to try it out? Share your experiences in the comments below.
These moving icons are perfect for informative videos… and the best part is they’re free!If you edit a lot of work for businesses, then chances are you use animated icons from time to time. Icons can be a great way to make boring information fun… or at the very least, more entertaining. In order to help you with your motion graphics projects, we’ve created 20 free motion icons.20 Free IconsThis free pack includes 20 hand-made icons, designed to be easily dragged and dropped into your video. Here’s a quick demo of the icons in action:Demo music “Trap to the Future” available for license on PremiumBeat.The icons are all pre-rendered footage, meaning they’ll work in any video editing or motion graphic software. The icons were all created in After Effects and you’ll see the project file included in the download.Using the Free Icon SetTo use the icons, simply drag and drop them into your NLE of choice. The icons all include alpha channels, meaning their background will be transparent. Depending on the duration needed for your video, you can change the speed by simply time remapping or cutting out the clips. All of the clips are white by default, but their color can be easily changed if you simply use a quick fill effect.Here’s a link to download the video editing assets. Simply click the button below and unzip the file. Inside you’ll see a folder with the icons footage, the After Effects project file, and a ‘Read Me’ document.DOWNLOAD FREE ANIMATED ICON SETYou’re free to use the icons on any project, we just ask that you don’t distribute the icons in any way. If you want even more icons, I recommend checking out the ‘Free Circle Bursts’ freebie over on RocketStock.Have any tips for using icons on projects? Share in the comments below!
There sure is something about Mary Kom. What a pity you can’t say the same thing about Mary Kom. The biopic, starring Priyanka Chopra as the five-time world champion and Olympic medallist Indian boxer, is among the opening night offerings at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, with the Bollywood star in attendance for the screening, which is also the film’s world premiere.Mary Kom, directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, traces the story of the Indian boxing heroine from childhood to herfourth world championship title in Ningbo, China. It’s a remarkablestory, almost tailor-made for the big screen, complete with courage,persistence, determination, adversity and a stunning comeback followingmotherhood. Throw in moments of tenderness and frenetic boxing action,and the script should have virtually written itself.Priyanka is left to carry the film almost entirely on her super-fit frame and she obliges with a knockout performance. Instead, Chopra is left to carry the film almost entirely on her super-fit frame, and she obliges with a knockout performance. The lack of physical resemblance between the real Mary Kom and the actress is inconsequential as Chopra gets completely into her role. She transitions effortlessly and convincingly from a schoolgirl in pigtails to a battle-hardened mother of twins, hungry to get back into the ring. And in the ring and in training, she looks like the real thing.Chopra is ably supported by Darshan Kumaar, who plays her footballer husband and supportive anchor Onler. But many others are weighed down by awkwardly scripted situations and weak lines, some of them so corny and old-fashioned that the 1980s are calling to ask for their cliches back. The director seems more capable than a Mary Kom left hook at battering any trace of understatement, subtlety or nuance into submission.advertisementA scene where the boxer narrates to a journalist the challenges she and her fellow athletes face and the lack of support from sports officials, stands out – not in a good way, looking forced.Ditto for an episode where some of Kom’s teammates accuse a boxing federation official of sexual harassment – this is too serious to be just a dramatic device, yet he apparently redeems himself simply by cheering Kom in the final bout of the film.If the film touches your heart despite all its flaws, it’s thanks to Chopra’s acting chops and stunning stunts, and of course, the inspiring real-life triumph of a girl from rural Manipur. The music is catchy and the locations showing Manipur, and later, Manali, where Kom goes for her grueling post-pregnancy training, are eye candy. It’s ironic that the film opens with what seem like dozens of “brand partners” flashing across the screen, and yet apparently few were interested in supporting the real Mary Kom, who is shown struggling to earn money even after winning three world titles.Mary Kom ends with a slide referring to the boxer’s dream of winning gold for India at the 2016 Olympics – more proof that this remarkable woman refuses to settle even for perfection.Nor, going by her winning performance in this film, does Chopra, for much less. Why, then, should the audience?
Originally published Jun 12, 2009 8:57:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: A few weeks ago Red Herring announced its annual Red Herring 100, a list top startups.The list, which HubSpot and seven of its customers were honored to be included on, is a collection of North America’s most promissing up and coming companies. Past winners include Google, Yahoo!, Skype, Netscape, Salesforce.com, and YouTube.Since Red Herring doesn’t rank the 100 companies it picks, we thought we’d offer our own ranking: search optimization effectiveness. We took the list, ran it though our free Website Grader tool, and got scores for each company. The scores are on a 1-100 scale, where 100 is the best.The results are below. What can we learn from this list? One thing is clear: The scores are above average. Only 14% are below 50. That’s indication of SEO’s importance. The companies that are growing are doing it well. Twitter (www.twitter.com) 99.9YouSendIt (www.yousendit.com) 99.8HubSpot (www.hubspot.com) 99.7Ustream.TV (www.ustream.tv) 99.2Appirio (www.appirio.com) 98.8Rocket Lawyer Incorporated (www.rocketlawyer.com) 98.6Elastic Path Software (www.elasticpath.com) 98.4Zuora (www.zuora.com/index.html) 98.4Rapid7 (www.rapid7.com) 98.1Marketo (www.marketo.com) 97.9Zimbio (www.zimbio.com) 97.8Neohapsis (www.neohapsis.com) 97.7Atiz Innovation (www.atiz.com) 97.5DocuSign (www.docusign.com) 97.4ClickFox (www.clickfox.com) 96.7Attivio (www.attivio.com) 96.5HomeAway (www.homeaway.com) 96.3Jaspersoft (www.jaspersoft.com) 96.3ParaScale (www.parascale.com) 96.3Avidian Technologies (www.avidian.com) 94LucidMedia Networks (www.lucidmedia.com) 94Nirvanix (www.nirvanix.com) 93Mob4hire (www.mob4hire.com) 92Purewire (www.purewire.com) 92Qtask (www.qtask.com) 92Reality Digital (www.realitydigital.com) 92Promisec (www.promisec.com) 91Top Layer Security (www.toplayer.com) 91Cast Iron Systems (www.castiron.com) 90CSA Credit Solutions (www.creditsolutions.com) 90BrightQube (www.brightqube.com) 88DealerSocket (www.dealersocket.com) 88Electric Cloud (www.electric-cloud.com) 88Bluenog (www.bluenog.com) 87Netcordia (www.netcordia.com) 86NetWitness (www.netwitness.com) 86Pivot3 (www.pivot3.com) 86Quantivo (www.quantivo.com) 86Carbonetworks (www.carbonetworks.com) 85Clarabridge (www.clarabridge.com) 84Airclic (www.airclic.com) 83BeyondTrust (www.beyondtrust.com) 83 Complete Genomics (www.completegenomics.com) 83OpTier (www.optier.com) 83Concerro (www.concerro.com) 81Damballa (www.damballa.com) 81Dyadem (www.dyadem.com) 81IPextreme (www.ip-extreme.com) 81KESDEE (www.kesdee.com) 81Trion World Networks (www.trionworld.com) 81Yodlee (www.yodlee.com) 81Quantenna Communications (www.quantenna.com) 80Dataupia (www.dataupia.com) 79NextLabs (www.nextlabs.com) 79YottaMark (www.yottamark.com) 79Arista Networks (www.aristanetworks.com) 77Dilithium Networks (www.dilithiumnetworks.com) 77Reflex Systems (www.reflexsystems.com) 77WhiteHat Security (www.whitehatsec.com/home/index.html) 77Pliant Technology (www.plianttechnology.com) 75Acclarent (www.acclarent.com) 74INVIDI (www.invidi.com) 74IQNavigator (www.iqnavigator.com) 74NeoEdge Networks (www.neoedge.com) 74PharmaSURVEYOR (www.pharmasurveyor.com) 74Theorem (www.theoreminc.net) 74Adaptive Planning (www.adaptiveplanning.com) 72Aster Data Systems (www.asterdata.com) 72Ethertronics (www.ethertronics.com) 71Univa UD (www.univa.com) 71Bubble Motion (www.bubblemotion.com) 69Optoplex (www.optoplex.com) 69OptionEase (www.optionease.com) 68Mixed Signals (www.mixedsignals.com) 67Applied Identity (www.appliedidentity.com) 65Weather Trends International (www.wxtrends.com) 65Bridgelux (www.bridgelux.com) 64INRange Systems (www.inrangesystems.com) 62AppTrigger (apptrigger.com/index.php) 61Mersive Technologies (www.mersive.com) 60Cresta Technology (www.crestatech.com) 59Ontela (www.ontela.com) 59Neophotonics (www.neophotonics.com) 58Amitive (www.amitive.com) 57Birst (www.birst.com) 54Xunlight (www.xunlight.com) 53Kovio (www.kovio.com) 48EoPlex Technologies (www.eoplex.com) 47ESP Technologies (www.fastesp.com) 46Microfabrica (www.microfabrica.com) 46Correlix (www.correlix.com) 45Everspin Technologies (www.everspin.com) 44Vumii (www.vumii.com) 43Mediaspectrum (www.mediaspectrum.net) 42RecondoTechnology (www.recondotech.com) 40Adaptive Engineering (adaptiveengine.com) 32Orasi Medical (www.orasimedical.com) 29BlackBall (www.blackball.com) 25Microvi Biotech (www.microvibiotech.com) 25Eden Park Illumination (www.edenparks.com) 6SEO for Lead Generation Kit Learn more about how you can optimize your site to get found online in search engines to generate more leads for your business. Download our search engine optimization for lead generation kit. SEO