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How to Know The Number of Shots a DSLR Camera Has Taken

first_imgIf you’re looking to verify the use of a camera you can quickly see how many shots (or shutter actuations) it has taken using these handy apps.Cameras, like any piece of mechanical equipment, will break down over time. After enough use the moving parts will simply wear out.There are instances then, when it is important to know just how many times a camera has been used. Perhaps you’re looking to buy a used camera body or are simply curious about how much life you may have left in yours (you don’t want to be stuck out on a shoot with an old, faulty camera). You can measure how used a camera is by looking at the shutter actuations.Every time a picture is taken on a DSLR camera the shutter opens and closes – one actuation.In this post we’ll share a few FREE shutter actuation apps that will tell you your cameras shutter count, as well as info on the average life of popular DSLRs based on shutter actuations.Canon Shutter ActuationsHere are two free Canon shutter actuation apps that make it quick and easy to determine previous shot counts..Shutter Count Tools is a FREE PC based app that’s LearningDSLRVideo.com recommended. You can download it here. Check out the following quick tutorial on how to use it:Mac users will want to check out ShutterCount, a simple app that will display shutter actuation and serial number for Canon DSLRs. At $1.99 it’s nearly free. ShutterCount can be downloaded from the app store here.Maximum Shutter Actuations Life Prediction for Canon Cameras (taken from this forum):Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D – 100,000Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i / 500D – 100,000Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi / 450D – 100,000Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / 400D – 50,000Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT / 350D – 50,000Canon EOS 50D – 100,000Canon EOS 40D – 100,000Canon EOS 30D – 100,000Canon EOS 20D – 50,000Canon EOS 10D – 25,000Canon EOS 5D Mark II – 150,000Canon EOS 5D – 100,000Canon EOS 1D Mark III – 300,000Canon EOS 1D Mark II N – 200,000Canon EOS 1DS Mark III – 300,000Canon EOS 1DS Mark II – 200,000Nikon Shutter ActuationsNikon (and Pentax) shooters can determine shutter actuations by uploading a still photo from the camera to MyShutterCount.com. Image file types supported include: “Nikon’s NEF, Pentax’s DNG and PEF format, and of course JPG.”Maximum Shutter Actuations Life Prediction for Nikon Cameras (taken from ShutterActuations.com):Nikon D4 – 400,000Nikon D3, D3x, D3s – 300,000Nikon D800/D800E – 200,000Nikon D700, Nikon D600 – 150,000Nikon D7000, D300s, D300 – 150,000Nikon D5100, D5000, D3100, D3000, D90 – 100,000last_img read more

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Hassled shooters get down to practice

first_imgWhen they arrived in the Capital on Saturday night from Pune, little did Indian pistol and rifle shooters know that it was going to be a long night for them. After suffering a six-hour delay due to mismanagement by the Games Organising Committee, they finally got to the Games Village and slept, which delayed their planned practice session at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges by a few hours.Finally, the shooters, accompanied by chief national coach Sunny Thomas and Stanislav Lapidus, the foreign coach for rifle shooters, reached the range at around 1: 30pm and got down to the business of acclimatising to the conditions.While Gagan Narang practised for his first event out of the six where he’ll be competing – the 10m air rifle – pistol ace Samaresh Jung warmed up for his 25m standard pistol event.Hariom Singh, who clinched an Olympic quota place for India by finishing sixth in 50m prone rifle at the World Championships in Munich last month, had a light practice session as well.”My ammunition, which my rifle has been attuned to, will arrive tomorrow. So today I had a short session with the ammunition that the organisers are providing here,” Singh told MAIL TODAY . On his part, coach Thomas said he will favour lighter sessions hereon. ” We had very good sessions in Pune and the shooters were given a heavy workload.But now, the workload will be reduced – maximum three hours per day – which will be enough to get a feel of the range,” Thomas told Mail Today . Speaking about the perception that shooting would be India’s biggest medal- winner at the Games, Thomas said: “We won 27 medals in Melbourne (2006), while in Manchester (2002), we had won 24.advertisementTo move from 27 to even 28 will be a very tough task because we have almost come to the maximum we can get out of the Games. Shooting is a sport where you can’t predict because it can depend on your mental condition, the environment etc.We are the reigning champions and on top of that, we are competing on home soil. So that is adding to the tension and the pressure.” However, Thomas said he had full confidence in the team members, who were all in good form at the camp.”Our air rifle team is a dream team because on the one hand you have an Olympic champion (Abhinav Bindra) and on the other, you have the world record holder (Gagan Narang).Abhinav took a break – which he needed – and now he’s coming back into form very well and everyone else is in good form.”In shotgun, we have another dream team in double trap – one senior world record holder (147 out of 150) in Ronjan Sodhi and the junior world record holder in Asher Noria (146).What else can you hope for? Obviously you can look to fine-tune everything before the competitions, but I’m not one who will look for shortcomings everywhere. I am teaching all our shooters to keep a positive frame of mind.”last_img read more

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Pak vs Zim: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets

first_imgAsad Shafiq scored an unbeaten 78 as Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets (D/L method) in a rain-reduced World Cup Group A match at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on Monday. ScoreChasing 162 in 38 overs – a revised target following heavy showers, Pakistan reached the total with seven wickets and 23 balls to spare.Earlier, Zimbabwe scored 151/7 in 39.4 overs before a seocnd round of shower forced an end to their innings.Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat. A surprising decision considering the overcast weather conditions. And as soon as Zimbabwe took to bat, Pakistan bowlers got busy counting scalps. Brendan Taylor fell to Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq in the first over starting the slide for the Zimbabwe batsmen.Then Umar Gul claimed Regis Chakabva when the Zimbabwe total was 5. He struck again to claim Vusi Sibanda on 13/3. Tatenda Taibu fell to left-arm paceman Wahab Riaz and the Zimbabwe were reduced to 43/4.The spinners too got busy showing their bowling prowess. Skipper Shahid Afridi got the better of Greg Lamb. He took a fine catch off his own bowling and Zimbabwe were five wickets down.Captain Elton Chigumbura and Craig Ervine were at the crease and the score was 96/5 when rain stopped play. The match resumed after more than an hour of heavy showers and wet outfield. But a few minutes later, the game once again came to a halt when fresh showers forced the covers on. Captain Elton Chigumbura was batting on 32 and Umar Gul had claimed his third victim Prosper Utseya when the play was stopped in the 40th over. Zimbabwe score at this stage was 151/7 in 39.4 overs. advertisementThe match resumed again only to see Pakistan batsmen take the field with a revised 162 run target from 38 overs (D/L method).With just over four runs required in an over Pakistan reached the total at ease putting 164 on board on the first ball of the 35th over.Opener Mohammad Hafeez scored a fine 45 to set the pace of things to come. And towards the end Asad Shafiq (78) and Younis Khan (13) put 54 runs for the third wicket to take Pakistan home.Umar Gul won the Man-of-the-Match award for his four-wicket haul.last_img read more

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Tiger Woods pulls out of Bay Hill with neck strain

first_imgHong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 1st female gamers qualify for NBA 2K League draft pool MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – US golfer Tiger Woods waits for his turn on the green of the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA World Golf Championship, at Chapultepec’s Golf Club in Mexico City on February 23, 2019. (Photo by Alfredo ESTRELLA / AFP)ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck strain.Woods announced his decision Monday on Twitter. He says his lower back is fine and he has no concerns over the long run. Woods says he’s had the neck strain for a few weeks and it hasn’t improved with treatment to the point he feels he can play.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES This is the first time the 43-year-old Woods has withdrawn from a tournament in two years, shortly before his fourth back surgery to fuse his lower spine.Woods is an eight-time winner at Bay Hill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHe says he hopes to be ready the following week for The Players Championship.Woods has played three times this year, with his best finish a tie for 10th in Mexico City. View commentslast_img read more

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On Brandon Weeden and fandom

first_imgPhoto Attribution: USATSIPhoto Attribution: USATSII half-watched and half-followed on Twitter the Cleveland Browns game last night against the Bills.As you know by now Brian Hoyer tore his ACL in the first quarter and Brandon Weeden was handed the reins after being out for a few weeks with a busted-up hand. Twitter immediately went into “we hate Brandon Weeden, he iz so dum” overdrive.National writers, fans, sports blogs — the whole country was on board.So naturally Weeden proceeded to throw for 197 and a touchdown to lead the Browns to a win and have a cameo on the set of NFL Network’s postgame show with Deion, Michael Irvin, and Rich Eisen…oh and put the Browns in sole possession of first place in the AFC North division.This is not a post about the arc of Brandon Weeden’s career or a breakdown of the points per drive Cleveland scores with him vs. without him.It’s just a reminder (to myself more than most) that sports were made for us to enjoy them.The older I get the less I care about titles and rankings and all of that mess and the more I care about moments. When Cleveland intercepted Jeff Tuel to end the game last night and I got repeated highlights of Weeden delivering his signature fist pump after having taken, according to him, zero reps in practice over the last two weeks.That was a moment.All of this goes back to that 2011 season. In 45 years when 73-year-old me and 74-year-olds Amilian and Carson are having beers at some place in OKC, I won’t care very much that OSU didn’t play for the title in 2011.I’ll remember the good stuff — the night the goalposts came down at Boone Pickens, the night OSU rolled with Stanford in Glendale, the 3 AM Tulsa game, all of it.Those were moments and I think Twitter and all of this madness makes us forget that it’s OK to have them sometimes.Sure, we’ll continue to try to figure out what went wrong with our favorite teams and why they aren’t living up to the expectations we have for them and, my gosh, why Gundy still tucks his jackets into his slacks, but those things are not why we watch games.I think I enjoy watching Weeden more now than I did even at OSU because I’m not trying to decipher what it all means.So at the end of Weeden’s career, even if he wins a division title or conference title or any of that, I hope last night’s game is the one he shows his future kids. Sure, in the big scheme Buffalo-Cleveland on a Thursday night in October means very little. But all of that other stuff can adequately be measured with rings and trophies and everything else.You can’t measure bouncing back from an injury with your whole city booing you on national television and conjuring up images of the 2009 Colorado game in the process. That’s the fun part of the journey — one that was meant to be, at times, stressful, yes, but ultimately enjoyable.And if you’re looking for proof of that…Cleveland @Browns get the win.Jim Brown gets the game ball.MUST-SEE – http://t.co/mZB7gO3dnY— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2013That, my friends, is a moment.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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‘What the f***!’ – Pochettino reveals Spurs team fury

first_imgTottenham Hotspur ‘What the f***?!’ – Pochettino reveals fury over his Tottenham team selection Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 09:34 10/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) MauricioPochettino - Cropped Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Premier League UEFA Champions League The Spurs boss revealed the doubts those around him had about his starting XI for the meeting with Real Madrid in the Champions League Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed those close to him questioned his selection against Real Madrid before labelling him a “genius”.Spurs held Madrid to a 1-1 draw in the Champions League on Tuesday to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 10 matches.But some had their doubts over whether that would be possible after seeing the XI named by Pochettino. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “It was amazing because some people very close to us said, ‘Can we be honest with you?’ I said, ‘Yes’. They said, ‘When we saw the starting XI… what the f***? What happened? What is going on in his mind?'” Pochettino told UK newspapers.”And then after 10 minutes at the end of the game, they say, ‘Oh, you are a genius’. I say, ‘OK, thank you’.”It’s too difficult to explain what we want in every single game to try to find. It’s not easy to explain to you or to relate to the fans. It’s about trust.”It’s about to feel that the manager and the coaching staff when deciding the starting XI or the way to play is always to try to win.”High spirits at Hotspur Way! #COYS pic.twitter.com/eoIAGZh3F2— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 20, 2017The result in the Spanish capital continued Tottenham’s fine start to the season, with Spurs third in the Premier League ahead of hosting Liverpool on Sunday.Spurs 6/5 to beat LiverpoolPochettino accepted questions over his selection, and tactics, were part of the job.”Everyone waits to see the shape or the system or the starting XI, and everyone disagrees. It is difficult to be in complete agreement with the manager,” the Argentinian said.”It not only happens in Tottenham. It happens around the world. But that is very good if we can do the job.”last_img read more

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Concussion may have led to Loris Karius’s calamities, says US hospital

first_imgLiverpool Share on LinkedIn Read more Share on Twitter Liverpool target new goalkeeper after Loris Karius’s final blunders news Topics Champions League Real Madrid The German flew to the US on holiday after the final but Liverpool’s medical department was sufficiently concerned about the impact of Ramos’s challenge that it arranged a scan in Boston. Karius had a consultation with Dr Ross Zafonte, an authority on head-trauma injuries suffered by NFL players and the chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Massachusetts General.A statement released on Monday by the hospital on Dr Zafonte’s behalf and with the player’s permission confirmed that Karius had been concussed.It read: “On May 31, 2018 Mr Karius underwent a comprehensive examination by Dr Ross Zafonte and Dr Lenore Herget in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. After carefully reviewing game film and integrating a detailed history – including his reported present and immediate post-contact subjective symptoms – physical examination and objective metrics, we have concluded that Mr Karius sustained a concussion during the match 26 May 2018.“At the time of our evaluation Mr Karius’s principal residual symptoms and objective signs suggested that visual spatial dysfunction existed and likely occurred immediately following the event. Additional symptomatic and objectively noted areas of dysfunction also persisted. It could be possible that such deficits would affect performance.“We also note that Mr Karius has reported significant and steady improvement since the concussive event, and we expect him to make a full recovery based on the results of the examination. We expect that with treatment and by following prescribed activity protocols he will continue to improve. We have encouraged vigilance and an emphasis on safety in his eventual return to full activity.”Karius has continued his holiday in California following the assessment in Boston and is due to return to pre-season training with Liverpool on 2 July.The Anfield club have been fined €20,000 (£17,567) for disturbances at the Champions League quarter-final first leg in April, which included an attack on the Manchester City bus, Uefa announced on Monday. They were also fined €9,000 (£7,904) over the setting off of fireworks in the second leg with City and in the second leg of the semi-final at Roma. Loris Karius’s calamitous performance in the Champions League final could have been a result of concussion he sustained against Real Madrid, a doctor who assessed the Liverpool goalkeeper in Boston has said.Liverpool sent Karius for a head scan at Massachusetts General Hospital last Thursday amid concern at his reaction to a collision with Real’s captain, Sergio Ramos. The 24‑year‑old made two major errors that contributed to Real’s 3-1 victory. The first presented Karim Benzema with the opening goal and came soon after he received a blow to the head from Ramos as they challenged at the near post. Later Karius allowed Gareth Bale to put the contest beyond Liverpool with a long-range shot that squirmed through his hands. Share on Facebook Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Reuse this content Share on WhatsApplast_img read more

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24 days agoMan City boss Guardiola praises Dani Olmo over ‘courageous’ Dinamo Zagreb move

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola praises Dani Olmo over ‘courageous’ Dinamo Zagreb moveby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has praised Dani Olmo over his move to Dinamo Zagreb.Guardiola admits he’s impressed by the former Barcelona junior.He said: “He was in the youth of Barcelona and normally who plays there is a good player. “He had the courage to move to Croatia and it was a good choice. “He was one of the best players of the European Under-21s with an incredible performance.” last_img

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Liverpool teen Arroyo to miss pre-season with injury

first_imgAnderson Arroyo has been denied the chance to play his part on Liverpool’s pre-season tour of the USA due to a broken foot.Jurgen Klopp’s team will depart on Tuesday morning for their three-game trip, where they will take on Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Sporting CP.Colombian full-back Arroyo, 19, was in line to be part of the travelling party but sources have confirmed to Goal that the youngster is facing at least six weeks on the sidelines after suffering a fractured metatarsal during a training session at Melwood last week. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The timing could not be worse, with Liverpool now faced with finding a suitable loan move for a player who cannot play until early-September at the earliest.Arroyo is ineligible for a UK work permit and the plan was for the Reds to loan him to a European club in order to secure valuable game-time. A spell at Belgian side Gent last season did not work out, with Arroyo failing to start a single game after joining in August.The US tour had been seen as an opportunity for the teenager, who joined the Reds from Fortaleza in 2018, to showcase his talents. He would have been eligible to feature in games on American soil, and his ability to cover both full-back positions would have ensured he received minutes in Liverpool’s three friendly fixtures.As it is, he will spend the coming weeks in recovery, hoping his club can find a suitable loan deal.There will be a new face in Klopp’s squad Stateside, with veteran goalkeeper Andy Lonergan drafted in to train with the Reds on their tour.Klopp’s ‘keeping options have been damaged by injuries to young duo Caiomhin Kelleher and Vitezslav Jaros, and 35-year-old Lonergan, a free agent having been released by Middlesbrough last month, has been given the chance to train with the club.Liverpool’s full travelling party is expected to be confirmed later on Monday, with the likes of Adam Lewis and Bobby Duncan among those hoping to be involved. Captain Jordan Henderson will be in the squad having returned to training at Melwood on Saturday, alongside Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gini Wijnaldum and Andy Robertson. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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Renew Firearm Licences on Time

first_imgHolders of licenced firearms are being urged to renew their licences or permits as they become due, or face being charged for having an illegal weapon in their possession. Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, issued the warning as he officially opened the Firearm Licencing Authority’s (FLA) Montego Bay Regional Office on Thursday (Nov. 15) at Bogue City Centre. He noted that the FLA “makes every effort, if they do not see the firearm holders come in when it (licence) is due, to send text messages to the numbers that are on file as reminders.But I want to give warning that if a few weeks go by and you have not responded, then it will not be the FLA that will be looking for you, it will be the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) members.” Meanwhile, the Minister said new measures are to be implemented to improve the effectiveness of the FLA in assisting crime fighting. Among these is the use of technology to capture the unique ballistic signatures on firearms. “One of the areas that they can really improve in assisting in the detection of crime, is in getting ballistic signatures for every legal firearm that is issued in Jamaica,” he said. “We have had cases of crimes where it’s alleged that the perpetrator used a licenced firearm and that licenced firearm disappears, and the case cannot be made because of the absence of the firearm, or it’s much more difficult. If we had the ballistic signatures of those firearms on record at the FLA tied to that particular suspect, then it would be an almost open and shut case,” he argued. The Minister said the opening of the FLA’s Montego Bay office is a demonstration of the Government commitment to bringing critical services to Jamaicans where they reside. He stated that as more persons seek firearm licences, the processes of the facility, including the turn-around time as well as accountability “all have to be at private sector standards because of the special responsibility that the custody of firearms require, and those who regulate the custody of firearms”. Mr. Bunting said the hope is that within two years or so, the office will become a centre of excellence for public sector management, not just in Jamaica, but within the wider Caribbean.last_img read more

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Maersk to Split Transport and Energy Businesses

first_imgzoom Danish shipping and energy conglomerate A.P. Møller – Maersk A/S  has decided to reorganise its portfolio of businesses into two independent divisions; an integrated Transport & Logistics division and an Energy division, following a three-month strategic review.The group’s Transport & Logistics division will consist of Maersk Line, APM Terminals, Damco, Svitzer and Maersk Container Industry, based on a one company structure with multiple brands. The Energy division will consist of Maersk Oil, Maersk Drilling, Maersk Supply Service and Maersk Tankers.Going forward, the group’s main growth focus ”will be delivering best in class transportation and logistics services as an integrated Transport & Logistics company.””Building on the Group’s unique position within container transport and port operations, and significant position in supply chain management and freight forwarding, Transport & Logistics will leverage its leading position through new product offerings, digitalised services and individualised customer solutions,” Maersk said in an announcement.Board of Directors expects that the group’s oil and oil related businesses will require different solutions for future development including separation of entities individually or in combination from A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S in the form of joint-ventures, mergers or listing. Depending on market development and structural opportunities, the objective is to find solutions for the oil and oil related businesses within 24 months, Maersk said.Maersk believes that this move will ensure focus on driving synergies and developing new products and services in Transport & Logistics, as well as focus on separately developing structured solutions for the company’s oil and oil related businesses.“The industries in which we are operating are very different, and both face very different underlying fundamentals and competitive environments. Separating our transport and logistics businesses and our oil and oil related businesses into two independent divisions will enable both to focus on their respective markets. This will increase the strategic flexibility by enhancing synergies between businesses in Transport & Logistics, while ensuring the agility to pursue individual strategic solutions for the oil and oil related businesses,” A.P. Møller – Maersk’s Chairman of the Board, Michael Pram Rasmussen, said.last_img read more

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WOMEN BEHIND CANADIAN TV CASTING DIRECTOR SUSAN FORREST

first_img Facebook Advertisement Susan Forrest: Since high school, I wanted to work as a director in the theatre. I graduated from university with a drama degree, specializing in directing. I worked for a few small theatre companies but for the most part, found myself assistant stage managing. After traveling abroad, I was waitressing at a restaurant near the Old Fire Hall, where I met a woman who I was serving, who suggested I apply for a job at Second City. During my interview, I was told by the woman who ran the Old Fire Hall that her friend and the SCTV casting director needed an assistant.Later that day, I landed the job at Pamela Roberts Casting and was introduced to the world of casting. I did not even own a television. I had no idea what the job was, but it sounded like fun. It was a good fit though, as I knew the Toronto theatre scene well and it was a small acting community in the early 80s. I started going to the theatre 2-3 times a week. My education into the casting world was fast and furious.Pamela closed her casting company a year later, so I contacted John Brunton to inquire about work in development. He asked me to cast for three HBO dramas. I had only been an assistant up until that point, but he gave me the job. He let me rent a room in his office for fifty dollars a month to start my casting company. That was 36 years ago. Oh and yes, I eventually I got a television.TTVJ: How long did you work until you decided to go out on your own and form your own agency? What was that process like and was there any extra challenge since you were a woman?SF: Most casting directors from the 80s and 90s came from the CBC, but we have only ever worked for ourselves as freelancers. Casting has always been dominated by women so there is no obstacle being female. I went to L.A. when I was 25 because producers in Toronto thought I looked too young to be taken seriously. Americans loved that I was young and before I knew it, I was on the ABC, NBC, MGM, Showtime and CBS list of approved casting directors in Canada. Canada became Hollywood North and I worked nonstop. My sister Sharon started working as my assistant and six years later she became my partner.TTVJ: With diversity being such a huge topic of discussion, and there being such a demand for improvement on screen, what role does the casting director play in regards to diversity?SF: All casting directors need to work very hard to audition and learn about all diverse actors in the industry. Even non-traditional routes need to be explored — dance, singing, stand up — as the demand is huge, and the pool is not yet large enough or experienced enough to meet the demand. Advertisement Advertisement After originally being drawn to the world of theater, finding herself working in the television industry was a bit of a surprise for Susan Forrest. While being a theatre director was always her dream and what she went to school for, it was a meeting she had while working as a waitress that led her to into the world of casting. Forrest quickly found her niche there and founded her own casting company, Forrest & Forrest, with her sister Sharon. She has since had a hand in casting many of the TV series we know and love such as Mary Kills People, Saving Hope, Rookie Blue, Heartland, X Company and Orphan Black, as well as new series Burden of Truth and The Detail.Forrest recently joined The TV Junkies as part of our Women Behind Canadian TV series to discuss some of the hardest parts she’s had to cast, as well as the role casting directors play when it comes to on screen diversity. She shares the biggest challenges she faces, especially because of the differences that exist between the Canadian TV industry and that of other countries around the world. Forrest also offers up advice to actors about what she is looking for when casting for series.The TV Junkies: How did you get into this business and into casting specifically? Did you always know you wanted to work in television? Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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Federal government boosts loans for canola farmers amid tensions with China

OTTAWA — The federal government is rolling out changes to a payment program for canola farmers to help those affected by China’s decision to ban the Canadian product.Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says the maximum loan limit through the program will be boosted to $1 million from $400,000, and the portion that will be interest free is rising to $500,000 from $100,000.The government’s announcement comes after China barred Canadian canola from two of the country’s biggest exporters in what is considered retaliation for the detention of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.China imported $2.7 billion worth of Canadian canola seed last year, which ensures any prolonged blockage will hurt farmers, the industry and the broader economy.Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr says he will lead a canola trade mission to Japan and South Korea in early June to help farmer find new markets for their product.He also says he will be promoting canola in all of his upcoming visits, including in France.The Canadian Press read more

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Foreign exchange rates

These are indicative wholesale rates for foreign currency provided by the Bank of Canada on Wednesday. Quotations in Canadian funds.Australia dollar 0.9743Brazil real 0.3888China renminbi 0.1863Euro 1.4517Hong Kong dollar 0.155998India rupee 0.01904Indonesia rupiah 0.0000920Japan yen 0.01103Malaysia ringgit 0.2907Mexico peso 0.06858N.Z. dollar 0.8832Norway krone 0.1546Peruvian new sol 0.3764Russia rouble 0.02109Saudi riyal 0.3250Singapore dollar 0.9035South Africa rand 0.09274South Korean won 0.001079Sweden krona 0.1519Switzerland franc 1.2650Taiwanese dollar 0.04049Thailand baht 0.03679Turkey lira 0.3530U.K. pound 1.6119U.S. dollar 1.2187Vietnam dong 0.000054

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Ukraine UNICEF appeals for help to restore damaged water facilities for 13

Robert McCarthy, UNICEF’s Regional Chief of Emergency for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), who has just completed a mission to take stock of the situation in eastern Ukraine, namely in Donetsk and Luhansk, also said humanitarian actors needed to strengthen response to the impact of violence and displacement on children.“In terms of water supply, up to 1.3 million adults and children faced a serious water crisis due to damaged or destroyed water lines and acute water shortages,” Mr. McCarthy told reporters at a press briefing in Geneva, Switzerland.“More than 470,000 people, including 118,000 children, were also facing serious problems in accessing safe water in non-government areas of Luhansk region,” he said.The UNICEF officials said many families had to rely on trucks or travel to neighbouring villages to get water from functioning wells.Mr. McCarthy noted that Mariupol, which was under Government control, is no longer receiving water from the water channel damaged by shelling and that the city is now reliant on a water-storage reservoir that is rapidly depleting. “The risk of waterborne disease is likely to increase as people are unable to store or transport water safely,” he warned.He appealed for more humanitarian partners to assist in the emergency water and sanitation response despite the fact that UNICEF and its partners have helped more than 500,000 people in Donetsk and Luhansk regions to access safe water since January 2015.Nearly 1.4 million people are displaced, including at least 174,000 children in Ukraine, where the humanitarian crisis affects more than 5 million people, including 1.7 million children, and movement across the Government/non-government-controlled areas remained difficult, according to UNICEF.“As the winter season approaches, there is a need to improve contingency planning,” Mr. McCarthy said.He appealed on behalf of UNICEF for $55.8 million to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of children and families in eastern Ukraine for 2015. To date, just $10.48 million, or 20 percent of what was needed, had been received. read more

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Pret climbs down on sandwiches in exchange for work scheme and promises

first_imgShe said: “If Pret really wants to impress this age group they should be paying [the work experience participants].”The sandwich chain said it hoped to employ in permanent roles some of the people from the work experience scheme and would stay in touch with those who wanted to remain in education and apply at a later stage.It pointed out that the placements “are to give participants experience of what it’s like working in the industry”.The chain also told The Telegraph the teenagers will be “shadowing” current members of staff, and will not have to make sandwiches themselves. Journalist Janice Turner wrote: “Fancy an ‘internship’ making sandwiches? You won’t be paid but they’ll ‘give you food’. No wonder only migrants apply to work at Pret.”Tanya de Grunwald of Graduate Fog, a website campaigning for fair internships, told The Guardian the work experience should be paid.She said: “The best kind of experience is hands-on experience where it is really clear that the young worker has set hours and responsibilities and is doing proper work. By law, if that’s the case they should be paid.” The sandwich chain will be promoting the work experience through schools it works with already, and through a social media campaign. Sure! 16-18 yes old kids will be lining up to work for free at pret a manger this summer. #jokers https://t.co/qF3wNYg2ce— Francesca Solmi (@Francesca_Solmi) March 25, 2017 Fancy an “internship” making sandwiches? You won’t be paid but they’ll “give you food”. No wonder only migrants apply to work at Pret. https://t.co/p1nWxjnnRS— Janice Turner (@VictoriaPeckham) March 25, 2017 Clive Schlee, Pret A Manger CEO, said : “Pret’s Work Experience Week is not about making sandwiches for free.”We set it up so that 16 to 18 year olds can shadow our teams and get a flavour for what working at Pret is like.”We’ve seen how passionately people feel about the initiative, and in response I would like to confirm that we will pay all participants Pret’s starting hourly rate and of course provide free food as well.”In a blog post on the company’s website, it says this is to tackle the “long-term challenge that Pret and the wider industry must meet to ensure hospitality is seen by Brits as a serious career choice”. Another critic tweeted: “Sure! 16-18 yes old kids will be lining up to work for free at pret a manger this summer. #jokers.”Ms de Grunwald pointed out that the minimum wage for under-18s is just £4 an hour, which would make employing them over the summer cheap. Dear @Pret – I use your shops quite a lot. That stops today until you pay these young people in money— Iain Millar (@IainDM) March 25, 2017 After online anger, Pret A Manger has scrapped plans to offer sandwiches to teenagers in exchange for their time on an unpaid internship.The chief executive of the sandwich chain has been forced to promise to pay interns after members of the public threatened to boycott the sandwich chain.Pret is said to be on the cusp of a staffing crisis, as just one in 50 of job applicants to the sandwich chain is British. If foreign workers avoid the country because of Brexit, or choose to return home, Pret could find itself short of staff.To avoid this Pret is putting on a work experience scheme in the summer, where teenagers “get exposure to aspects of our business including food production, customer service, social responsibility [care for the homeless] and financial control”.Teenagers were originally not going to be paid for their efforts, but get food in exchange for their time.  Andrea Wareham, the human resources director at the company, wrote: “Attracting British applicants is not exclusively a Pret problem, and is symptomatic of a wider cultural bias. British schools and parents don’t always take careers in the hospitality industry seriously, but they really ought to.”The industry has changed dramatically over the past 20 years and today it is strong, dynamic and growing.”Many on social media have criticised the scheme.One person tweeted: “Pret A Manger should pay for workers to work. Let’s put the idea that people work for free back in the box.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Gaz à effet de serre lagriculture et la foresterie doivent contribuer à

first_imgGaz à effet de serre : l’agriculture et la foresterie doivent contribuer à la réductionLa Commission européenne souhaite voir l’agriculture et la foresterie contribuer aux efforts de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre. Lundi, elle a plaidé en faveur de règles communes de comptabilisation des émissions pour ces deux secteurs.La Commission européenne a proposé en début de semaine la mise en place de règles communes à l’agriculture et la foresterie pour la comptabilisation des gaz à effet de serre et ainsi faire contribuer ces deux secteurs à l’effort de réduction des émissions. “Ce que nous proposons aujourd’hui, ce sont des règles harmonisées pour comptabiliser les émissions des secteurs de la foresterie et de l’agriculture. Il s’agit de la première étape pour la prise en compte de ces secteurs dans les efforts de réduction de l’UE”, a déclaré la commissaire chargée du Climat Connie Hedegaard, citée par l’AFP.La Commission prévoit dans cette proposition de contraindre les Etats de l’Union européenne à mettre en place des plans d’actions visant à limiter ou réduire les émissions de dioxyde de carbone (CO2), de méthane (CH4) et d’oxyde d’azote (N20), tout en maintenant ou augmentant les capacités d’absorption des forêts et des terres agricoles qui couvrent plus des trois quarts du territoire de l’UE. Elles abritent d’importants stocks de carbone et empêchent leur libération dans l’atmosphère, constituant ainsi une arme naturelle contre le changement climatique.D’après la Commission européenne, augmenter ces stocks de seulement 0,1 point suffirait à compenser les émissions de GES annuelles de quelques 100 millions de voitures. Pour piéger le carbone sur les terres agricoles, plusieurs solutions existent, comme des labours moins profonds, ou même des semis sans labours, l’enfouissement des résidus de culture après la récolte, ou encore le maintien des surfaces en prairies permanentes.Réduire de 20% les émissions européennes d’ici 2020 À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Quant aux forêts, elles absorbent de grandes quantités de CO2 lorsqu’elles sont en croissance. La reforestation des terres agricoles comme la plantation d’arbres à croissance rapide, permettrait de piéger d’importants stocks de carbone atmosphérique. Grâce à la contribution de la foresterie et l’agriculture, l’UE espère parvenir à atteindre ses objectifs de réduction de gaz à effet de serre. A l’horizon 2020, l’ambition est de réduire les émissions européennes de 20% par rapport à leurs niveaux de 1990. Un objectif qui passe à 40% en 2030, et 60% en 2040.Le 14 mars 2012 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Argentina announce Cesar Luis Menotti as their director

first_imgThe Argentina Football Association finally made the decision to appoint legendary Cesar Luis Menotti, to be their National Team’s Director on Monday.As the new Argentina board of directors have managed to keep the National Team a float in the last few years, they needed to make a massive point by signing someone like Cesar Luis Menotti for an important position in the federation and they just announced him this Monday.The legendary former manager reportedly declined the position as the National Team coach, he doesn’t feel like he will deliver good results given his advanced age and he is not interested on having stress problems at this point in his life.But Menotti has always been very interested in what happens to his beloved National Team, which is the reason he agreed to sign a new contract as the new National Teams’ Director and will start his new job effective immediately.The Argentina Football Association (AFA), made the announcement on Monday and posted a picture of him and chairman Claudio Tapia shaking hands while closing the deal that binds Menotti to the squad in this new position.The input that Cesar Luis can give to the younger national teams is very valuable, he will make sure that the right decisions are made in Argentina from now on.El ex entrenador de @Argentina, César Luis Menotti, será Director de Selecciones Nacionales. Comenzará su función el próximo 1 de febrero. ¡Bienvenido a su Casa, César! pic.twitter.com/Ze2O7ksNY9— Selección Argentina 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) January 14, 2019This position has only been reserved in the past for World Cup champions with Argentina according to Diario Ole, only two other figures have taken on the job before Menotti and he has some major shoes to fill.The first one to take on the role was Carlos Bilardo, the manager who took Argentine to the 1986 World Cup championship and one of the most influential managers in the country’s history.During his tenure as the National Teams’ Director, Bilardo took Argentina when Diego Maradona took the job as the manager and he didn’t really have a lot of success in the position.The other person who took the position was Jose Nestor Pekerman, he was the Director between the mid-nineties and the start of the millennium.He was the one who appointed Marcelo Bielsa as the National Team manager, he also took the youth World Cup trophies of Qatar 1995, Malasia 1997, and Argentina in 2001.It’s Menotti’s turn to take a crack at the job, which is a huge responsibility because he will be the one calling the shots with only chairman Claudio Tapia above him in the organization.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…¡La reconstrucción albiceleste!🇦🇷 AFA ha anunciado que a partir del próximo 1 de febrero, César Luis Menotti asumirá como Director de Selecciones Nacionales.👏 Argentina fue Campeón del Mundo con ‘El Flaco’ en 1978 de la mano de @ESPNMarioKempes pic.twitter.com/F5gREgM6cH— Fuera de Juego (@ESPN_FDJ) January 14, 2019Now that AFA has appointed Lionel Scaloni as the National Team manager, he will have to impress Menotti within the span of the next year or he will most likely be replaced if he comes out short.After the protocol is followed with all the necessary documents that Menotti will have to sign, the position will start officially on 1 February this year but Cesar Luis has already begun to form the working team that will help him build a better structure for all the National Teams in Argentina.As far as the National Team goes, it will be Cesar Luis Menotti’s job to convince Lionel Messi that he still has a lot to give to Argentina and to let him know that he has the full support from AFA for the upcoming tournaments in which he may compete.The new Director also has big plans for the manager’s job, but he will give Scaloni the benefit of the doubt and let him work without any pressure coming from his end.However, the options Menotti has for the job are Marcelo Gallardo, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, and Diego Simeone.#Seleccion 🇦🇷 ¿Qué decía Menotti de los posibles candidatos a entrenador de Argentina? ¿A quiénes elogiaba y les veía pasta? ➡ https://t.co/KPfVYhu0Wm pic.twitter.com/z0tMZOIYAm— Diario Olé (@DiarioOle) January 15, 2019How well do you think Cesar Luis Menotti will do as the new National Teams’ Director for Argentina? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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String of recent incidents have schools rethinking security

first_imgClark County’s schools strive for safetyA new state law, Senate Bill 5197, provides $10 million for upgraded technology to expedite the response and arrival time of law enforcement to schools in emergencies. The program is being overseen by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.“We’re finalizing a grant program around this,” said Scott Black, a program development manager at OSPI. “We’re assuming it’s a one-time appropriation.”School districts will be able to apply for grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to upgrade school security systems for “technology that gets a school district to faster response times,” Black said. “What we’re focusing on are the outcomes: better information to law enforcement, faster.”The grant parameters will be spelled out on the OSPI website by mid-December. Districts will have until mid-March to complete a grant application. The biennial grant would be wrapped up by June 2015, Black said.On the Web:Read Senate Bill 5197 at: Washington Votes— Susan ParrishRIDGEFIELD — The final bell echoes over the campus of Ridgefield High School at 2:45 p.m. on an overcast day in early November. Students filter out of the building, passing freshly planted trees, dirt and gravel as crews work on an expansion to the building on the back of the campus. Across the street, a man wearing khaki pants and a ribbed black sweater stands, watching.last_img read more