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Council unanimously condemns coalition’s interference

first_imgCorriverton flag raising sabotage…agrees to write Caribbean Local Authorities, diplomatsThe Corriverton Town Council on Wednesday unanimously condemned the move by the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change coalition Government which saw them allegedly passing instructions to the Guyana Police Force to sabotage and stop the Council’s programme which was organised to mark Guyana’s 48th Republic anniversary on February 23, 2018.The Council registered its disgust and dissatisfaction with the conduct of Social Protection Minister Amna Ally who is also the General Secretary of the People’s National Congress and her involvement in the entire controversy.It has continued to allege that the Minister may have been the one who passed operational instructions to the Police Commander who was posted to B Division (Berbice) to ensure that the event did not take place, even though she has since admitted responsibility for the sabotage but denied that she passed any instructions.The controversy saw the Police seizing the public address system, drummers were instructed not to perform, children who had prepared their cultural presentations for weeks prior to the event were prevented from stepping on to the stage and the town’s Mayor, Krishnand Jaichand, was denied the right to address those gathered.“I can’t instruct the Police. My understanding from the Police is that they [Town Council] haven’t sought permission. They didn’t do that. And they only acted based on what was presented to them,” Minister Ally had said.But Councillors said they were going ahead with a proposal to inform the ABC countries about the saga with a view of ensuring that they are made of aware of the threats being made to local democratic organs and local democracy.Corriverton Town Council is also considering the idea of shifting the venue to the compound of the Council where they perceived there will be less interference by the Police or others.It also plans to inform the Caribbean Association of Local Government Authorities (CALGA) and the diplomatic community locally about the Police’s interference at the event last Thursday evening.One of the Councillors abstained on approaching the diplomatic community even though he did condemn the Government’s and Police’s interference in the manner.last_img read more

GAM to advocate for duty-free concession on municipal vehicles

first_imgPresident of the Guyana Association of Municipalities (GAM), Carwyn Holland has noted that he will be vocal and will be forwarding proposals to Government for municipalities to be granted duty-free concessions on municipal vehicles. Holland, whose mayorship with the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) came to an end on Wednesday, has also noted difficulty during his tenure in acquiring duty-free concession to clear two compactor trucks which the municipality had purchased since last year. He noted that the municipality instead decided to pay duty on the trucks which it is still awaiting as they could not be cleared in a timely manner. He said he would have written and consulted with the relevant Ministries to be granted duty-free, however it was not done in the correct order. He noted that he was also advised in writing of the correct procedure to follow and further advised that there was nothing in the Act to grant municipalities duty-free concessions. He said while the duty-free concession was not denied, and the correct procedure facilitated since the Council was so badly in need of the trucks, it decided to pay the duty on the compactor trucks. “From GAM level, I’m calling for municipalities to be given duty-free…I believe all the Mayors will share the same view that we need a turnaround for the municipal organs. We need to be afforded free concessions… Check the other occupations, check and see who else getting duty-free, several persons… Why then, the municipal organs, much less the municipalities can’t get a duty-free. Something is wrong. There’s no equity,” he noted.Municipalities serve communities, so it is only fitting that they be afforded duty-free concessions, pointing out that even the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) organs are granted duty-free. The GAM President said at the level of the Association, municipal leaders would have already voted for Councillors, Mayors and Deputy Mayors to receive duty-free, however, he noted that they did not advocate specifically for duty-free on municipal machines and vehicles.last_img read more

10,000 kg of mercury imported in 2018

first_imgThe Natural Resources Ministry on Friday facilitated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to monitor the importation of mercury in the country, as the Government pushes towards having a completely mercury-free mining sector.The framework was signed by officials of the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board (PTCCB), the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It will seek to monitor the use of the substance in various operations, especially gold mining. During the ceremony, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman underscored the importance of mercury-free activities, which Guyana has committed to since 2013 under the previous administration.At the signing ceremony: EPA Director, Dr Vincent Adams; Minister Raphael Trotman, PTCCB Registrar Trecia Davis-Garnath and GGMC Commissioner Newell Dennison“The determinant for who does the transition to a mercury-free environment is not economics. It is based on national willpower. The journey to a mercury-free Guyana is a long but necessary one. We started that journey in 2013, when we globally expressed our national acknowledgement of the dangers and hazards of mercury,” Trotman expressed.Commissioner of the GGMC, Newell Dennison noted that the mercury importation is dependent on the amount of gold produced, but in recent years, the volume has decreased. Last year, approximately 10,000 kilograms of the substance was imported. This is significantly lower than the peak of 87,000 kilograms in previous years.“It went up to 87,000 kilograms is the peak we had in the last seven years or so, but it varies. Last year, we only had about 10,000 kilograms. This is based on the official records. The idea now is for a register to be put in place so we’re able to have a better handle of the stocks supposed to be officially,” Dennison told media operatives.According to Registrar of the PTCCB, Trecia David-Garnath, her agency will act as one of the primary regulatory bodies for the importation aspect of the element.“We are one of the key agencies that has a responsibility in the management of the import of mercury in Guyana. The Board will also be looking at distribution and storage of mercury in Guyana. Recognising the hazards and risks is one of the reasons why we are pleased that there will now be a collaborative approach among the three agencies,” the Registrar specified.Meanwhile, the EPA will be responsible for management and conservation of the environment as well as preventing or controlling pollution, sustainable use of the natural resources, and regulation of wastes comprising of mercury and mercury compounds.The Ministry was vested with the “overall responsibly to develop, implement and oversee policies for the responsible exploration, development and utilisation of natural resources”. Trotman had positioned that there are indications of mercury being transported across borders to other countries once imported.Guyana had signed on to the Minamata Convention— an international treaty designed to protect health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds.According to the agreement, the entities are mandated to agree to a limited amount of the substance to be imported for use in small and medium scale mining, starting with 1,000 flasks or 34,000 kilograms per year.last_img read more

Ban creates black market for tobacco

first_imgA less-risky method: culling small amounts of tobacco from cigarette butts found along roadsides and other work sites. At California Correctional Center in Lassen County, officials reported more than 60 tobacco offenses among inmate crews at the institution’s work camps in December, associate warden Matt Mullin said. The same month, cigarettes triggered a brawl between 30 Latino and white inmates on a high-security yard. Follow-up interviews with inmates revealed the dispute was about control of tobacco sales. At the fortress-like Pelican Bay State Prison, a felon sneaked back on to prison grounds hours after being paroled. He was found with a pillowcase of almost 50ounces of rolling tobacco – worth thousands of dollars on the black market. The plan was to throw it over the facility’s fence. There’s always a way Smuggling boon “It’s almost becoming a better market than drugs,” said Devan Hawkes, an anti-gang officer at Pelican Bay. “A lot of people are trying to make money.” And that includes prison workers. Last year, a corrections officer was put on leave from California State Prison, Solano, for smuggling tobacco. The guard made several hundred dollars a week through tobacco, officials say. At Folsom State Prison, a cook quit last year after he was caught walking onto prison grounds with several plastic bags filled with rolling tobacco in his jacket. He told authorities he was earning more smuggling tobacco – upwards of $1,000 a week – than he did in his day job. Another Folsom cook made about $300 for each tin of rolling tobacco she brought into the prison, receiving payment through money orders sent by an inmate’s relatives. She resigned after being caught in October. “There’s quite a bit of money to be made,” said Lt. Tim Wamble, a Solano prison spokesman. “In a department this size, you’re gonna have people who will succumb to the temptation.” Unlike illegal drugs, which bring harsh penalties when smuggled into prison, punishments for inmates caught with tobacco usually range from just a written warning to extra work duties, no matter the quantity involved. Prison employees can lose their jobs, but there’s almost no chance of a criminal prosecution. Unlike states such as Texas – where providing tobacco to prisoners is a felony – the California statute considers it a misdemeanor and doesn’t lay out specific punishments. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – There’s no if, and or butt about it: California’s ban on tobacco in prisons has produced a burgeoning black market behind bars, where a pack of smokes can fetch up to $125. Prison officials who already have their hands full keeping drugs and weapons away from inmates now are spending time tracking down tobacco smugglers, some of them guards and other prison employees. Fights about tobacco have broken out – at one Northern California prison guards had to use pepper spray to break up a brawl among 30 inmates. The ban was put in place in July 2005 to improve work conditions and cut rising health care costs among inmates, but it also has led to an explosive growth of tobacco trafficking. The combination of potentially big profits and relatively light penalties are driving the surge. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Lt. Kenny Calhoun of the Sierra Conservation Center in Northern California, where officials report cigarette prices of $125 a pack. Darren Cloyd is nearing the end of his 15-year sentence at Lancaster’s California State Prison, Los Angeles County, for second-degree armed robbery. Before the ban, he remembers paying about $10 for a can with enough rolling tobacco for dozens of cigarettes. Now, one contraband cigarette can cost that much. “The black market is up here,” said Cloyd, 37. “Everyone and their momma smoke.” California has the nation’s largest prison population – 172,000 adult inmates. While many states limit tobacco use in prisons, California is among only a few that ban all tobacco products and require workers as well as inmates to abide by the prohibition when inside the walls. Still, tobacco finds its way into prisons. Sometimes, family and friends are able to secretly pass it to inmates during visits. Other times, inmates assigned to work crews off prison grounds arrange for cohorts outside the prison to leave stashes of tobacco at prearranged drop sites, then smuggle it behind bars. last_img read more

West boys win with late surge

first_imgBut after the showboating was over, the West boys put together a second-half run late in regulation to recover from a double-digit deficit and assume control in a 60-49 victory at Whittier College. Bell Gardens High School forward Sergio Lugo helped lead the West comeback with three consecutive baskets following offensive rebounds. Guard Michael Carrillo (Montebello) followed with a 3-pointer from the corner and then stole the ball on the East’s next possession and turned it into a layup, narrowing the West’s deficit to 43-40 with less than five minutes to play. WHITTIER – Saturday’s third annual East-West All-Star Game had its share of highlights. A 6-foot-10 center connected on the first of two 3-pointers, players exchanged congratulations with a referee and a right-handed West player attempted a free throw with his left hand. The East almost squandered a late, double-digit lead and had to withstand potentially costly turnovers – traveling, charging and out-of-bounds calls – before holding on for a 44-38 win. The East’s Jenna French (La Serna) emerged as the team’s MVP. She was responsible for helping the East amass a 27-16 halftime lead by scoring 13 of her game-high 18 points in the first half. She also had three rebounds and a blocked shot. French scored the game’s opening basket by sinking a 3-pointer, and later converted two field goals. Eleven of her 18 points, however, came from the free-throw line. Forward Cynthia Duarte (Sacred Heart), who sparked the West’s second-half rally, was named team MVP. Duarte finished with six points and nine rebounds. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The West’s Ruben Sanchez (Santa Fe) tied the score 47-47 with 1:46 to play when he caught the ball in traffic, tossed in a floater and drew a foul. He failed to complete the three-point play, but the West recovered after East forward Keith McGill (La Mirada) stepped out of bounds after he grabbed a rebound. Robert Talamantes (Pioneer) got the ball on an inbounds play and sank a 3-pointer while being pushed to the floor. There was no call on the play, however, and the West held on to win. Carrillo was named the game’s MVP after finishing with a game-high 18 points. Ricky Kamayatsu (Whittier) earned MVP honors for the East after a 16-point performance. Earlier in the evening, the East and West girls faced similar circumstances. last_img read more

Gor leaves for Pretoria after Governor Sonko came to their rescue

first_img0Shares0000“We needed the tickets for the traveling contingent of 18 players, five members of the technical bench, a federation representative and six team officials,” Gor boss Ambrose Rachier confirmed.NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 – Record Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia departed for Pretoria, South Africa on Tuesday night ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup return leg after Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko bailed them out, paying Sh4.2mn for flights, hotel and stipends.Gor was stranded after failing to raise cash for the crucial second leg against South African side SuperSport United, having a 1-0 first leg advantage and a win could see them make history in entering the group stages of the continental competition. “We needed the tickets for the traveling contingent of 18 players, five members of the technical bench, a federation representative and six team officials,” Gor boss Ambrose Rachier confirmed.Gor will have little time to prepare for the clash as they leave on the eve of the match and they will not have a feeling of the pitch.K’Ogalo had also faced a visa hitch at the South African embassy which put their travel plans in disarray at the end seeing Rwandese talisman Jacques Tuyisenge who score the lone goal in first half as well as forward Ephraim Guikan missing their visas.Gor Mahia won the first leg 1-0 in Machakos on April 7 and are eying a historic berth in the group stages of continental football is they avoid defeat in Pretoria.Coach Kerr will be hoping the pre-match drama will not break down his team’s mental preparedness for the tie. Already they will be without Ernest Wendo for the tie with the midfielder suspended after accumulating two yellow cards.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Durban developer’s mobile app scores in Nokia competition

first_imgMatt Cavanaugh’s mobile TapShoot app means no-one’s left out of a group photo. (Image: Matt Cavanaugh)• Matt CavanaughOwner, roguecode+27 (0)74 157 6483 matt@roguecode.co.za Aneshree NaidooMatt Cavanaugh’s TapShoot application allows mobile phone users to take photographs via remote control so that no-one is left out of the picture.A Windows phone developer based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, Cavanaugh’s app earned him runner-up status in the Nokia Future/Capture contest, held in Sweden in 2013. The contest is a forum for Windows phone developers to submit their most creative image-related application ideas for phones using the Windows operating system. It attracts developers from around the world.The 2013 event, which took place in Held, Lund, involved 10 teams – six soloists and four pairs – programming for more than 27 hours to produce their applications. Rudi Chen and Shida Li, from the University of Waterloo in Canada, won the contest with their Smart Resizing app, which lets users edit phone pictures without compromising the image quality.Cavanaugh, a mostly self-taught developer, says entry into the competition was secured by having “an awesome idea”.Worldwide mobile usageMobile applications, or apps, are generally easy-to-use software applications that allow phone users to do everyday activities such as banking, sending messages, looking up directions and taking photos and videos. Their popularity is soaring, as mobile usage grows rapidly across the globe. Mobithinking, a research company that provides mobile trend data to marketers, estimates that by the end of 2017, there will be some four billion app users worldwide.Silicon India recently reported that the number of “active cellphones will reach 7.3 billion by 2014”, and in South Africa, according to the 2014 World Wide Worx Mobility report, some 10 million smartphones were sold in 2013. Most apps work on smartphones, but even basic phone apps such as SMS (Short Message Service), or texting, are still hugely popular.Popular apps often solve everyday problems, such as letting users apply for jobs or edit images on their phones. Cavanaugh explains his app to Nokia SA: “If you want to take a photo of yourself [and friends etc.] someone either has to sit out of the photo to take it, or you need to hand your phone to a stranger – neither of which is ideal. So this app is made purely to solve that problem.”The everyday aspect of applications is what attracted Cavanaugh to working in the field: “Being able to create something that people use every day of their lives is pretty cool. It’s like inventing bread – but with less flour.” Through his company, Roguecode, he has developed News24’s MyEdit, which lets readers streamline the information they want to receive from their favourite publications. The application, an aggregator, also learns what its user’s tastes are, to further streamline the content it presents.Cavanaugh says apps “should be beautiful and fast… If something isn’t nice to use, then your hundreds of features probably won’t get touched.”His favourite and most-used apps meet these requirements. “My favourite app would probably be Readit – which is a reddit client,” he says. Reddit aggregates news from users and publishes those stories with the most reader votes. He also regularly uses social media application Twitter, messaging service WhatsApp, and Toshl Finance. “But the app I couldn’t live without is Nokia Camera.”His favourite devices are the Lumia 620, 920, 1020, and 1520, but he’s “torn between the 1020 which has as awesome camera, and the 1520 which has an awesome screen”.App development in South AfricaCavanaugh believes there are some world-class products coming out of South Africa, but that there should be more. “A lot more companies are popping up in Durban doing great work.” Of the Durban programming community, he says: “It isn’t as vibrant or large as I would like, but we’re definitely getting there – so hopefully the laid-back mindset here will start to fade.”Through Roguecode Cavanaugh has “ended up doing a hobby for a living”. Ultimately, he wants to get his applications “into people’s pants [pockets] around the world”. TapShoot is well on its way there; the app is available on the Nokia Collection store category, on all Nokia Lumias, for free as a trial version, or for $1 for the full version.last_img read more

Northwest Ohio field-scale barley yield research results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Eric Richer, CCA, Garth Ruff, Sarah Noggle, Ohio State University ExtensionMany growers have heard the discussions of growing winter barley. Small plot data is available from Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Stations (Western, Wooster, Northwest), but little field-scale data has been published. While growing a newly re-introduced crop could be a consideration on your farm, it may not be for everyone.Throughout the 2018 growing season, we had the opportunity to work with eight growers across nine field-scale, test sites for growing winter malting barley in Northwest Ohio. Growers were from Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, and Paulding Counties. Each planted small fields of barley that averaged 23 acres in size (range 7 to 63 acres). The variety Puffin was planted on all sites, and two of the sites included the variety Scala in the discussion. These two varieties are both over wintering, two-row malt quality barleys. These growers agreed to share their yield and quality results while participating in simple field-scale research project with these objectives:1) Determine the field-scale, simple averages for yield (grain & straw), harvest date and quality characteristics for barley grown in Northwest Ohio.2) Compare the yield and plant/harvest dates for the same variety soybean as a i) first crop system, ii) double crop after barley system and iii) double crop after wheat system.Barley yieldBased on discussions with Extension state specialists and other regional agronomists, the growing conditions in 2018 were regarded as average or slightly above average for growing winter malting barley. The average dry grain yield (adjusted to 13.5% moisture) across the nine Northwest Ohio sites was 86.5 bushels per acre with a range of 57.9 to 105.6 bushels per acre for Puffin. The average delivered moisture was 13.4% (range of 12.9 to 14.7%). The average harvest date for barley on these sites was June 26 (range of June 25 to June 29).Two of the cooperators also had Scala two-row barley planted in adjacent fields. The average dry grain yield for Scala was 90.5 bushels per acre (range of 86 to 95 bushels per acre). For the purposes of clear discussion and analysis, the remainder of the data was taken on Puffin barley sites only.Additionally, at six of the nine sites, the cooperators baled the barley straw. A representative sample was weighed at each site, and the calculated average yield of the straw was 1.01 ton per acre (range of 0.64 to 1.36 ton per acre). As a management note, all cooperators felt strongly that in 2018 removal of the straw made for more effective double crop soybean planting. Quality dataSamples of barley from each site were graded on protein, test weight, plumpness, germination, deoxynivalenal (a.k.a. vomitoxin or DON) and other quality metrics.Seven out of nine sites met malt quality. Of the two sites that did not produce malt quality barley, one site had high DON (1.2 ppm) and another site had low plumpness (58.7%) and high thin (6.7%) results. All sites produced barley in the acceptable protein levels for malting (9.5-12.5%). Wheat yield comparisonFour cooperators (subset of the original nine sites) in the study had adjacent fields of soft red winter wheat within a half mile of the barley test site. The comparison of barley and wheat yields at these four sites is worth reviewing, as there was no statistical yield difference. In 2018 at these sites, barley harvest occurred six days earlier on average than wheat harvest.Additionally, three of these cooperators harvested wheat straw. At these three sites, the barley straw yielded 1.01 ton per acre and the wheat straw yielded 1.28 ton per acre. There was not a statistical difference in straw yield (LSD .27 ton per acre at p value < 0.05). Soybean planting datesOne of the notable considerations for planting barley — especially for Northern Ohio —is the possibly of planting double crop soybeans 6-10 days earlier than one would normally plant after wheat. Seven cooperators participated in this portion of the research by planting the same brand and variety (avg. 3.1 maturity) of soybean as a first crop (adjacent or same field) and double crop after barley. Four cooperators also planted the same soybean after wheat. In 2018, for these sites, double crop soybeans were planted six days earlier on average behind barley than behind wheat.In summary, much is yet to be learned on barley production in Northwest Ohio. While this article contains just one year of data from nine field-scale sites, it will start to answer the question of whether winter barley is a viable option for farmers in Northwest Ohio. This year showed no statistical difference in grain or straw yield for barley versus wheat. We are also looking at soybean yield and economic data averaged from these sites. The authors wish to thank the cooperators from Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, and Paulding Counties who participated in this research study.Send questions related to this data set to richer.5@osu.edu.last_img read more

How CNN’s Facebook Election Tool Spreads Misinformation

first_imgAs election season nears, more and more people are discussing the candidates and their positions online. Facebook and CNN want to be at the center of that conversation – but they have a long way to go if they really want to add to the debate.The two organizations announced Facebook-CNN Election Insights, a real-time tool that shows which candidate Americans are talking about online, sliced into a number of user-configurable demographics. The tool was architected by Mass Relevance under CNN’s guidance. Mass Relevance also provided a curated Twitter tracker during the recent Olympic games.Following on the heels of election-oriented services from Twitter (The Twitter Political Index) and Amazon (the[Amazon Election Heat Map 2012), Facebook-CNN Election Insights may be a noble first step, but it lacks the essential data and context it needs to be truly useful.For Viewers And ReportersCNN sees this as a online resource both for viewers as well as its own reporters. Facebook-CNN Election Insights will be used during CNN broadcasts, including regular segments on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” as well as in CNN.com and CNN Mobile campaign coverage, the news network explained. CNN’s daily “Political Gut Check” newsletter and the U.S. Politics on Facebook page will feature highlights from the tool.“Facebook is naturally a place where friends engage in political discourse, and we’re pleased to announce that the Facebook-CNN Election Insights tool will offer an interactive, real-time glimpse into how and where this conversation is taking place across the country,” said Elliot Schrage, vice president of corporate communications and public policy at Facebook, in a statement.The problem – or perhaps the benefit to CNN – is that the tool is sadly lacking in context. On the CNN site, for example, Election Insights shows that President Obama showed a spike in online conversations mentioning his name around Aug. 25 at 8 AM. But why? Were the mentions positive or negative? In what context was Obama’s name mentioned? None of this is explained, and it’s up to the reader, or the on-air CNN anchor, to explain.In a sense, there’s even less information than the ubiquitous stock-market graphs so common on nightly business reports. Those, at least, display both the relative change as well as the absolute value. The CNN tool reports that 19% more people are talking about Romney “day over day”, and 19% fewer people are talking about Obama. It’s not even clear what that means, given that users can adjust the time periods from 7 days down to the last 12 hours.A Shortage Of Context And TransparencyFacebook data is being used, of course, and it is being pulled and anonymized from Facebook’s entire U.S. member base. We still don’t know actual numbers, however, and any pundit worth his salt would appreciate knowing if Obama’s name is being mentioned 50 million times, or just 5,000.Amber Quist, director of marketing for Mass Relevance, said that her company had “special access” to the Facebook data, but declined to comment on whether or not the company had access to its social graph API. She also wasn’t able to say whether Mass Relevance and the CNN tool taps into all of Facebook’s U.S. users, or just a subset. (Facebook representatives didn’t respond to requests for additional comment.) “It’s capturing the buzz coming across the Facebook platform,” Quist said.Mass Relevance doesn’t provide the kind of detailed sentiment analysis that Radian6 and other competing companies offer. Mass Relevance’s “poor man sentiment analysis,” Quist said, can provide only positive or negative assessments. More to the point, “it’s not incorporated into this experience at all,” she said.The Election As A Big Data ProblemIf there’s one big data problem that users will care about this fall, it’s the election.A ”Facebook election” could radically rewrite democracy with a simple request: in late October, a site message could simply ask the site’s users to “like” either candidate. That poll would most likely be the most comprehensive poll any agency would issue, outside of the election, especially if Facebook was able to provide demographic analysis of which users preferred which candidate. And if Facebook asked its worldwide userbase to participate, global sentiment could be factored in.Until we know more about what data Facebook is providing to CNN, however, Election Insights cannot fulfill its potential. As with any poll, greater transparency equals a corresponding increase in credibility.If Facebook or CNN does provide this transparency, Election Insights could become a useful tool. But without it, this might be the polling equivalent of the ”hologram” CNN used during the 2008 election: something to provoke conversation among viewers, but adding little value to the company’s core mission – delivering relevant news. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Facebook#web Related Posts markhachmancenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Lighting for Video: Mastering Hot Lights Part 2

first_imgWe’re digging deep into incandescent lighting in this video production tutorial.In our last Lighting for Video tutorial we started our discussion of incandescent lighting (also called “hot lights”). You can check out that video here.In the following video tutorial we’ll delve a little further into this lighting subject, exploring….Using a softbox like Lowell’s Rifa EX 88On set demo of Softbox lighting (lighting setup and in-camera look)Ellipsoidal lighting (demo of Source Four)Using Gobos with a ellipsoidal light for unique effects Incandescent lights are a good choice for beginners because of the color, quality of the light and availability of affordable lighting instruments. Stay tuned for more in our series on Lighting for Video! Check out the previous videos in the series here.Got lighting tips to share? We want to hear them!Share your thoughts and lighting experiences in the comments below.last_img read more