NBA veteran Willie Reed goes No. 1 overall in G League draft

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first_imgLOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 19: Willie Reed #35 of the LA Clippers has his shot blocked by Andrew Bogut #66 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of the Los Angeles Lakers home opener at Staples Center on October 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Willie Reed was the No. 1 pick Saturday in the G League draft, his rights going to the Salt Lake City Stars.The 28-year-old Reed has spent parts of three seasons in the NBA, appearing in 152 games with the Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit Pistons.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal His career NBA high is 22 points, done twice with the Heat in a span of four days in January 2017. And now he returns to the G League as part of Utah’s affiliate club, looking to prove himself again.“I’m ready to get around the guys and get to work,” Reed said. “I want to be able to lead by example and work on becoming a leader, trying to lead these guys and impart some of my wisdom that I’ve learned so far in coming from the G League to the NBA and now being back in the G League.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissReed is a two-time G League all-defensive team player, and was a G League All-Star in 2015.Greensboro — the Charlotte Hornets’ affiliate — had the Nos. 2 and picks, taking Louisville’s Chinanu Onuaku and Fairfield’s Tyler Nelson. Serbian player Alen Smailagic was the No. 4 pick by the South Bay Lakers, and Murray State’s Terrell Miller went at No. 5 to the Atlanta-affiliated Erie BayHawks. MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Mourinho melee as United concedes late, draws 2-2 at Chelsea 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 Smailagic was traded to the Santa Cruz Warriors later in the draft. He was one of four international players taken in the first round, the others being France’s Darel Poirer (who was later traded to the Washington-affiliated Capital City Go-Go), Belgium’s Manu Lecomte to the Agua Caliente Clippers and Canada’s Jabari Craig to the Long Island Nets.Juwan Howard Jr., the son of Miami assistant coach Juwan Howard, went in the second round to the Sioux Falls Skyforce — the Heat affiliate.There were 198 players with G League experience on NBA rosters to start the season, including at least three on all 30 clubs. The G League’s 18th regular season — with a record 27 franchises — starts Nov. 2.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Monrovia, Paynesville Annual Flooding Begins

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first_imgTwo of hardest hit communities badly flooded during last weekend’s heavy rainfallBy Edwin M. Fayia IIITwo days of heavy rainfall in Monrovia, Paynesville and other parts of Montserrado County last weekend left many families homeless as their houses and surroundings went underwater.In a tour of affected communities in Paynesville and Monrovia, scores of houses and makeshift structures were seen trapped under water.Every year in many parts of the county, scores of residents and their properties are affected by flooding, with the most affected being those built in flood prone areas in or near swamps and creeks.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), at various workshops, has warned residents and property owners that flood prone areas are not suitable for building houses.A former official of the EPA, Darlington B. Cyrus, told the Daily Observer on Saturday that unless Liberians can make up their minds to stop building houses and other structures in low lying areas, their woes will continue every rainy season.However, to a great extent such warnings have fallen on deaf ears, as many Liberians continue to build their houses where heavy flooding occurs every year.According to officials of the Public Works Ministry, most of the flooding occurring in Monrovia and Paynesville are also due to clogged drains, resulting from human activities such as dumping of waste into the drainage system.The heavy weekend rains affected several communities including, but not limited to the former Omega Navigation Station, Coca-Cola Factory, A.B. Tolbert Road, Randall Street and Waterside.Others were Buzzy Quarters, United Nations Drive, Soniewein, Carey Street and Slipway.At the Red Light Market last Saturday, motor and other mechanized vehicles, wheelbarrow pushers, were all stranded due to the flooding.The narrow bridge that connects upper Pipeline Road to the business hub of Red Light Market was also flooded, with hundreds of petty traders stranded for over twelve hours.Residents of the affected communities are meanwhile, appealing to the Ministry of Public Works to help them fight the perennial flooding.It may be recalled that in 2015, Public Works Minister Gyude Moore told a team of Daily Observer reporters that one of his top priorities was to clean most of Monrovia’s drainage systems. Efforts have also been made in the past to ensure that communities work together to keep the drains near their communities clean and free of debris, especially before the start of the rainy season.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DDTV: DONEGAL HARVEST RALLY VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

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first_imgThe penultimate round of the Dunlop National Rally Championship, the Bailey NiteClub Redcastle Oceanfront Spa Hotel Donegal Harvest Rally took place on Saturday and attracted an entry of some 130 competitors.Fermanagh’s Garry Jennings (Mitsubishi) and his Letterkenny co-driver Rory Kennedy held off a late challenge from Niall Maguire/Enda Sherry (Subaru WRC) to win rally. Jennings, who had originally planned to drive a Subaru WRC, reverted to his usual Mitsubishi and finished five seconds ahead of Maguire.Gary McPhillips/Gary McNern (Escort) was third – one minute and 32 seconds further behind. The Group N category was won by Trevor Bustard/Kenny Bustard (Mitsubishi).Monaghan’s, Sam Moffett (Mitsubishi), who did not take part, has won the Motorsport Safety Team Group N award within the Dunlop series.This video has highlights from Gleneely. DDTV: DONEGAL HARVEST RALLY VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS was last modified: October 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: DONEGAL HARVEST RALLY VIDEO HIGHLIGHTSlast_img read more

Murder ratein Whittier rises in 2004

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week In Pico Rivera, which experienced a spat of gang-related shootings earlier this year, there were six murders in 2004 and seven murders in 2003. The FBI statistics also show that other violent crimes in Pico Rivera increased slightly –from 385 in 2003 to 390 last year. Robberies jumped from 82 to 119, forcible rapes increased from 10 to 19 and property crimes increased from 1,402 in 2003 to 1,755 last year. Burglaries were also up — from 249 in 2003 to 353 in 2004. Car thefts were up from 734 in 2003 to 942 last year. Aggravated assaults in Pico Rivera dropped from 286 in 2003 to 246 in 2004, the FBI numbers show. Lt. Mike Rothans of the Sheriff’s Department’s Pico Rivera Station, said, while the numbers are “alarming,” they do not reflect strides made this year in combating violent crimes and thefts. “Can we focus on this year? Since January, there’s been a 3-percent decrease in violent crimes and a 6.6 decrease in property crimes,” he said, adding that this year the station has increased patrols and has implemented a Problem Specific Police Team to focus on certain problems and areas in the city. “Beginning this year, we targeted that rise in burglaries we (experienced) and they’ve decreased 25 percent,” he said. In Whittier, other than the rise in murders from 2003 to 2004, burglaries increased — from 339 in 2003 to 453 last year — and auto thefts also went up. The number of rapes stayed the same — 16 in 2003 and the same number last year. However, aggravated assaults decreased from 187 in 2003 to 173 in 2004. Whittier Police Department spokesman Officer Alan dela Pena, however, said his department has seen a decrease in crime in the past nine months of this year. “We’ve seen a reduction in the number of calls for service and crimes have dropped significantly,” he said. A new program, the Public Service Area Police program initiated about 18 months ago, is making it easier for citizens to report crime or suspicious activities in their neighborhoods. “People now know who to report (crimes) to. We’ve assigned a lieutenant to each of four different areas, and that lieutenant can feed the information (from callers) directly to his troops,” dela Pena said. Overall in the nation, the number of violent crimes, which also include aggravated assaults and robberies, fell by 1.2 percent last year. Property crimes — burglaries, larceny/theft and car theft — dropped 1.1 percent in 2004, compared to 2003. The number of rapes, however, has increased in three of the past four years, according to the FBI’s data for the nation. In all, rapes increased by .8 percent to 94,635 rapes, or about 750 more than in 2003. Despite the historical trend, the FBI included a “crime clock” in its report that shows a violent crime is committed every 23.1 seconds. A murder occurs roughly every half-hour, according to the clock.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From staff and wire reports Murders across the United States fell for the first time in five years last year, but the murder rate was actually up in Whittier from 2003, according to FBI statistics released Monday. There were 16,137 murders in the United States in 2004, the last full year for which statistics are available. That was about 350 fewer than in 2003, according to the FBI data. The decrease is the first since 1999, although smaller than what the FBI reported in June. Chicago was largely responsible for the drop, recording 150 fewer murders in 2004 than in 2003. But in Whittier, there were five murders recorded in 2004, compared to just one in 2003, the FBI numbers showed.last_img read more

RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: DONAL RODGERS HOPING DUNGLOE’S EXPERIENCE CAN GET THEM OVER THE LINE

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first_imgDungloe forward Donal Rodgers hopes Dungloe’s experience will be enough to get them over the line in their Donegal Reserve Championship Final Replay against St Eunan’s. Pic by Mary Bonner.Dungloe wing-half forward Donal Rodgers is hoping Dungloe’s experience will be enough to get them over the line in the Donegal Senior Reserve Championship Final replay against St Eunan’s on Saturday.Dungloe and St Eunan’s played out an enthralling draw in the first clash a fortnight ago.However, Rodgers felt the majority of the Dungloe team didn’t perform on the day and that they were lucky to get a replay. Dungloe led by a point as the game ticked into injury-time, but a Sean Hume free forced a replay, although James Boyle almost nicked it for Dungloe at the death.Rodgers said the players were ‘gutted’ they let the lead slip, but was honest enough to admit that over the course of match St Eunan’s were the better side.Rodgers told Donegal Daily, “I don’t think we performed well in the first match, and to be honest on reflection we were probably lucky to get out of there with a draw.“Now I know we led at the end, and Monty nearly won it for us, but I did feel St Eunan’s were the better side, put it this way if we did win it would’ve been a bit of smash and grab win. Rodgers felt that some of the younger Dungloe players playing in their first senior final suffered from nerves, and that the more experienced players, himself included didn’t perform.“There was nerves there, there’s no doubt about that, some of the younger lads were affected by it, but I was disappointed with my own performance and I know some of the other lads felt the same.“Collectively we just didn’t perform, but I suppose it’s the sign of a good team that we just kept plugging away and stayed in the game.“Obviously it was the curtain-raiser to the Donegal SFC final and there was a big crowd there and that played a part, but we’ve trained well the last fortnight and we’re just raring to go now.Rodgers played in the last Dungloe team to win the Senior Reserve title in 2009, his brother Alan, Stephen Doherty, Declan O’Donnell and Mark Boyle are the only surviving members of that team still around. However, with Brendan McGarvey, Paul McGarvey, Mark Clerkin and James Boyle in their side, Dessie Gallagher’s team have huge experience.“We’ve boys that have a lot of senior experience and that’s a massive help, especially in games such as Saturday.“There’s a few of us that know how it feels to win a championship and it’s a brilliant feeling.“I’m just hoping some of the other lads experience it this weekend. Rodgers says the return of midfielder Stephen Doherty is a huge boost to the Dungloe side, but said the loss of Jamie Sweeney is a hammer blow.“He’s a huge player for us, he has great energy and gets through a mountain of work, it’s great to have him back.“Unfortunately Jamie is still out, it’s a real blow for us as he’s a class player.“It’s his first year with the reserves, as he’s played senior his whole career and has been an absolutely outstanding player and servant to the club.“We don’t need any more motivation to win it, but it’d be nice to win it for him too.“We’re confident and we’ll give it 100%, if we can perform to our capabilities we’ll not be too far away.RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: DONAL RODGERS HOPING DUNGLOE’S EXPERIENCE CAN GET THEM OVER THE LINE was last modified: November 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donal RodgersDonegal Reserve FinalDungloe. St Eunan’snewsSportlast_img read more

Uganda 1-0 Cape Verde: How the Cranes players rated on Saturday

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first_imgThe Cranes defeated Cape Verde 1-0 on SaturdayNAMBOOLE – The Uganda Cranes defeated Cape Verde 1-0 on Saturday afternoon to ensure that they seal their ticket to the AFCON finals in Cameroon 2019.In a tightly contested fixture, KCCA forward Patrick Kaddu scored the game’s only goal with 13 minutes of the 90 to play.Here is how the Cranes players rated:Denis Onyango 7.0: Was caught in no-man’s land twice, one of which requiring a goal line clearance by Murushid Jjuuko but aside from that, led the team like he always does and kept a fifth consecutive clean sheet in the campaign.Nicholas Wadada 6.5: Rarely required to contribute defensively as most of the Cape Verde attacks were down the left side of Uganda’s back line. Made a few decent runs down the right but with no telling end product.Godfrey Walusimbi 7.5: Sent in the delicious cross which Kaddu headed in for the winner. Was brilliant throughout the game as he took care of his defensive duties well and also went forward at will.Hassan Wasswa 6.0: For the second game in a row, the big center-back struggled at home. Received the first yellow card of the game after poor timing just outside the area.Murushid Jjuuko 7.5: Aside from the reckless challenge that saw him booked with a few minutes to half time, Jjuuko was at his best throughout the game. He also made a goal line clearance to save Uganda just minutes before Kaddu scored.Denis Iguma 7.5: The unsung hero of the team this campaign. Iguma was at it again, dictating the tempo on which the team plays and marshaling the midfield.Aucho Khalid 7.0: The evergreen Aucho shielded the back-line well but seemed to tire as the game wore on.Moses Waiswa 8.0: Waiswa has taken his chance in the National team with both hands and continues to impress with each passing game. Was again lively throughout the game on Saturday.Farouk Miya 7.0: Miya was almost back to his usual best at Namboole as he kept running at the opposition back line and trying to play others in. Was a bit selfish at times when in decent positions to play in a teammate.Isaac Muleme 6.0: The Egyptian based wing-back looked like a lost sheep at first but grow into the game as it wore on with a few brilliant touches down the left.Patrick Kaddu 8.5: Honestly it was a surprise for me to see the KCCA FC striker start on Saturday after the poor show in Maseru, but he grabbed his chance with both hands, running all day, trying to make things happen and eventually scoring the winner.Substitutes:Allan Kyambadde 6.5: Came on to try and take the team further forward and that is what he did exactly as they created more and better chances with the KCCA forward on the pitch.Edrisa Lubega NA: Replaced Kaddu with just under 10 minutes to play but could not impose his authority onto the game.Timothy Awanyi NA: Came on so late in the game.Comments Tags: 2019 AFCON QualifiersPlayer RatingstopUganda Craneslast_img read more

NYC’s BigApps Winners Announced: WayFinder, NYC Way Lead the Pack

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first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Last fall, we told you about an exciting and innovative competition to find – and fun – civic-focused web abd mobile apps in New York City.Tonight, after an all-star panel of judges had reviewed more than 80 apps over a month-long period, a handful of winning applications were announced. These apps include WayFinder, a resource for navigating around the city; Taxihack, a live-feed commentary on New York City taxis; Big Apple Ed, a guide to New York City schools; and seven others.Judges for the competition included such media and technology luminaries as NY Tech Meetup co-founder Dawn Barber, Betaworks CEO John Borthwick, Mahalo co-founder Jason Calacanis, EDVentures Founder Esther Dyson, FirstMark Capital CEO Lawrence Lenihan, AlleyCorp co-founder Kevin Ryan, DFJ Gotham Ventures managing partner Danny Schultz, and Union Square Ventures managing general partner Fred Wilson.The BigApps prizes also included a Popular Choice Award, which was decided by an online public vote from people around the world. The grand prize winner for the competition, Wayfinder, is actually an Andoird app that allows users to find the nearest and best directions to New York City subway and New Jersey PATH stations. It was also selected as the Grand Prize winner for the Data Visualization Award. That team received a total of $7,500 for both prizes.Other winning applications include:Actuatr, a platform that simplifies opening up data to developers;NYC Way, an iPhone application that bundles a variety of NYC resources for tourists and locals (also the Investor’s Choice for monetization potential and Popular Choice winner, a $5,000 prize altogether);PushpinWeb, a platform for public data;Trees Near You, an iPhone app that shows data about trees around New York City;UpNext 3D NYC, an interactive 3D map for exploring and discovering the city;Overview New York City Parks and Recreation Online, a web app for finding New York City parks; andBookzee, a location-based library book search.“We opened up the 170 datasets of City information to unleash the creativity and ingenuity of New Yorkers, and we were not disappointed,” said Mayor Bloomberg, who announced the awards at a dinner tonight. “The apps submitted offer a range of unique capabilities, many of which use the data in ways we hadn’t considered. We want New York City to stay ahead of the innovation and technology curve, and we’ll continue to capitalize on our greatest asset – New Yorkers – to make sure we do. Thank you to all of those who submitted apps, and congratulations to the winners.”The New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications worked with around 30 agencies to provide more than 170 datasets for the competition. The data included geographic locations of all sidewalk cafés, laundry facilities, playgrounds, dog runs, city landmarks, as well as census data, extensive property valuation and assessments, the results of restaurant inspections, lists of permitted citywide events and even side parking and traffic updates.center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Contests#NYT#web jolie odelllast_img read more

3 Things We Expect to See at CES 2011

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first_imgTags:#CES 2011#conferences#web mike melanson Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img This week is the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and, though ReadWriteWeb isn’t a gadget-centric blog like Gizmodo or Engadget, we’re going to be in attendance to keep an eye out for a select few trends and hoping that even more pop up and surprise us. While some of you might be hoping for that ever more realistic 3D TV or that new pair of noise-cancelling, wireless headphones that stream music, we have our own ideas of what we’re looking for.Here are the top three trends we’re going to be on the look out for at CES this week, so stay tuned.Will Someone Strike A Blow in the Battle Over Our Screens?Internet TV made a big showing at last year’s CES and this year, we expect it to be even more of a focus. This time last year, devices to connect your TV to the Internet like Boxee were making their first appearences in the flesh. Since then, Google and Apple have both gotten into the Internet TV game and Netflix has expanded its presence across several hardware offerings. Hulu has come out with a premium offering and showed up on a variety of hardware as well. A big problem in the Internet TV realm, however, is that we’re still battling over which screen content shows up on. If you choose to view content on your computer, you can watch most of the latest in television content, completely free, on network websites like NBC or ABC. These same websites, however, are blocked on Internet TV devices like Google TV. The disparity seems illogical to anyone that knows they can simply connect their computer directly to their TV and have the best of both worlds. So, what we’ll be on the lookout for are solutions to this problem. Already, we’ve seen proof of concept technologies like Snapstick, but a major problem still remains – will they be adopted by the hardware manufacturers? Or will relationships between major content providers, networks, and hardware manufacturers keep solutions like Snapstick from taking off?App Store, App Store, Everywhere an App StoreAs Shawn Dubravac, the chief economist and director of research for the Consumer Electronics Association, says, we can expect the “appification” of everything.Over 2010, we’ve seen apps virtually take over, with Google unveiling an app store, Apple announcing a Mac app store, and even Microsoft getting in on the fun with an Internet Explorer 9 beta that gets out of the way and virtually appifies the Web. Dubravac expands on how this “appification” will, well, expand at this year’s CES:To be sure, apps will be omnipresent at CES in televisions, tablets and mobile phones. Apps are a conduit for the Web and consistent with the growth of Internet connectivity, I expect to see apps gain significant inroads in cameras, printers, in the vehicle and digital displays like photo frames. I also expect to see apps gain significant inroads at CES into things like mobile and digital health, and sports and fitness. Monitoring will be a theme at this year’s CES and I expect to see apps play an important role enabling individuals to along many facets of monitoring.Internet-connected, “appified” everything, huh? That brings us to our third thing we’ll definitely be on the lookout for…The Ever-Expanding Internet of ThingsAs more and more devices become Internet-enabled, they gain the abililty to automatically report certain data, such as where they are, what they are doing and when they are doing it. As Dubravac notes, apps are going to be everywhere and that means that Internet-connected devices will too. Ford SYNC is one major push in the realm of Internet-connect objects – in this case, your vehicle – and shows many of the possiblities. With this system, Ford owners can access “Vehicle Health Reports” online, automatically dial 911 in the event that the airbag deploys, connect with traffic data and even connect with your smartphone (among other features). We’re looking to see two classes of products here: an increased selection of Internet-enabled devices, such as Fords and Nikes, as well as devices meant to connect other objects and bodies to the Internet. We’ll likely see more in the way of the AutoBot, which allows you to control aspects of your car with your smartphone, and other devices meant to retrofit that part of our lives that doesn’t yet live online. A big one here, of course, is ourselves – we’re expecting to see devices that help users monitor the one thing they care about more than anything else: themselves. Stay Tuned…ReadWriteWeb will be paying close attention to these areas and more during this upcoming week, so make sure to come back and find out about the latest in Internet TV, “appified” devices, Internet-enabled “things”, smartphones and tablets and whatever other cool and interesting Web technology we can get our hands on. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Quick Tip: Save Time on Approval Renders in After Effects CC

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first_imgUse After Effects CC’s new “Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue” to save time and space on approvals and masters.As a full time video editor, I often send my clients links to webpages where they can watch and review approvals. I do a fair amount of work in After Effects, and with previous AE versions I had to export ProRes versions, then run the ProRes file through Media Encoder to get the preferred web sized H.264 video file. The ProRes files stack-up pretty quick with multiple revisions, and so does the amount of hard drive space used up. Even worse, you have to wait for two encodes to finish, which wastes time.With the new “Add to Adobe Media Encoder Queue” in After Effects CC……you can skip ProRes (or whatever intermediate codec you’re working with).  Render directly to H.264 from After Effects for your approvals, then when you get the final go-ahead, you can render your archival master and your deliverables at the same time by adding files to the Media Encoder queue from within AE. Save time, hard drive space and keep working in After Effects while Media Encoder does it’s thing!last_img read more

Crisis-hit Gorakhpur hospital staggers under patient load

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first_imgBaba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur draws a large number of frantic families with sick children from places like Deoria and Khadda, 60 and 100 km away and even beyond, because local hospitals cannot give them intensive medical attention. Alfaz, an infant brought by his mother Nesa Khatun, is one of them. The family has come from Khadda, in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh.“The doctors back home sent us here. This is the only option we had,” says the mother. The BRD medical college principal, Dr. P.K. Singh, said that on a given day, about 200 to 250 encephalitis patients are under treatment at the institution, and the mortality rate is 7 to 8%. Infants and children are often brought on referral when their condition is already critical. Sohan, who has come with his extremely ill newborn nephew, is from Deoria district and was sent to the BRD medical college by local hospitals that could not treat the infant. Geeta Devi has camped outside the encephalitis ward for 17 days now, as her son, Siddharth Gautam, is treated. The 7-year-old has fared better than many others, after a spell of unconsciousness. He started walking around the ward. The woman cooks food on a stove she brought from home in Deoria.On Tuesday, a family with a one-year-old with suspected encephalitis waited for three hours for a doctor to see the baby. They had arrived at 5 a.m.The principal said 24 deaths had occurred in a span of 24 hours from midnight on Sunday in the paediatrics ward, but no details were available on the causes.The U.P. Government-run medical college and hospital has witnessed the death of over 60 children in the encephalitis ward and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) from August 7 to 11. The medical college caters not only to Gorakhpur and neighbouring districts, but also to Bihar and even Nepal. The focus has now turned to the probable causes of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and the number of Japanese encephalitis cases. The medical college celebrated Independence Day, with Dr. Singh hoisting the Tricolour and leading the staff in taking a pledge on Tuesday. Around the campus, relatives of patients in the NICU and encephalitis ward waited outside for any news at all. Sohan, whose nephew was admitted to the NICU on Monday night a few hours after he was born, says he had no idea how the baby is doing.“Every two or three hours I go and ask the staff if we can see the infant and if he’s okay. All they say is that he is serious and is being given oxygen. We heard about oxygen supply problems in the news. We don’t know what is wrong,” he says.Geeta Devi says she did not know about any trouble with oxygen supply at the hospital. Her son, she adds, was given oxygen support for nine days.last_img read more