Car taken following burglary of Letterkenny home

first_imgA car was taken after a burglar broke into a home in the Long Lane area of Letterkenny last weekend.The incident occurred in Manor View at around midnight on Saturday night/Sunday morning.It is thought that the burglar entered the home and stole the keys to the homeowner’s car – a grey English-registered Peugeot – before driving away. The car was later found abandoned in a nearby housing area.Gardaí are investigating the burglary and unauthorised taking of the vehicle. The authorities are appealing for anybody who was in the Long Lane area at the time or who witnessed this car to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111. Car taken following burglary of Letterkenny home was last modified: August 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

The Video Producer’s Secret Weapon: the Shot List

first_imgEvery professional video production relies on a shot list. Here’s why you should too.Cover image via Shutterstock.Years ago, when I first started directing, I remember being annoyed by assistant directors and producers who wanted to see a shot list. I thought, Isn’t what we’re going to shoot obvious from our storyboards? I was so wrong, because it isn’t obvious.Storyboards are visual guides that help everyone plan, in a general way, the work they’re responsible for. In prep, storyboards are very useful for designing expensive action and VFX sequences — the studio wants to see what they’re paying for, after all. And storyboards are useful during preliminary budgeting and scheduling. Storyboards can form the basis for a shot list, but they are not a substitute for one.In live-action production, you can rarely edit a set of storyboards together and tell a compelling — or even cohesive — story. As the director, you have a number of shots in mind that will bridge or expand on a single illustration. It’s these shots that you need to write down and share with your colleagues. Remember, film and video production is collaborative, and your team members are there to help you realize your vision. But they can’t do this if you don’t share it with them.Shot lists help you plan the day. Each shot takes a certain amount of time, and if you have thirty-five of them in your head, you better let the AD know so they can help organize and budget the time to pull everything off. Then the DP deserves a look because there might be something on the list that doesn’t quite fit the photographic plan. When you prioritize your shots, everyone understands what’s most important to you. As you may know, things can and do get crazy on a shoot. Unforeseen weather or equipment issues can derail your train of thought, so keeping a list will remind everyone what remains to be shot — or re-thought, given the remaining daylight.On a TV show, there isn’t enough prep time to draw storyboards. Shot lists become even more important because there are multiple directors in a season, and their shot lists give everyone a sense of their organizational skills and visual appetites.Finally, being the director means that someone has entrusted you with a tremendous amount of responsibility, both creative and financial. Thorough preparation is the hallmark of a successful director. A detailed shot list informs everyone that you have thought a scene through and that this list represents the minimum amount of coverage you require to cut the scene together creatively. Chances are, your knowledge of the coverage will expedite the process and, in the end, buy you extra time for additional shots that will make the day and the scene even better.Production images courtesy of the author.Do shot lists improve your productions? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Torrential rain in Nepal caused Bihar floods: Nitish

first_imgUnusually torrential rainfall in catchment areas in Nepal and subsequent massive discharge of water in rivers led to flash floods in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told the State Assembly on Tuesday. A total of 25.72 lakh people have been affected by the natural calamity so far, he said.In a statement, Mr. Kumar said floods normally struck north Bihar in August or , sometimes, in September, but this time they came a month earlier primarily because of unusually heavy rainfall in the Terai region of the neighbouring country. For the last three-four days, the Terai region of Nepal has been lashed by rainfalls ranging between 280-300 mm, which was many times higher than the 50 mm considered normal for the area , he said.last_img

Unseeded Filipina Alex Eala rules tennis tilt in France

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Pumaren gets the win over former player Pasaol in PBA D-League Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck PLAY LIST 01:08Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck02:37Even in death, Uighurs feel long reach of Chinese state00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Playing fantastic form, Alex Eala has made a name in the international tennis scene.The unseeded Filipina ruled the Les Petits As-Le Mondial Lacoste in Tarbes, France by capturing the girls singles title at the expense of Czech tennis wonder Linda Noskova in a 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (5) cliffhanger.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Noskova, the seventh seed who took out top seeded Russian Diana Schnaider in the quarterfinals, seized the tight first set before Eala, the top singles player in the under-14 age bracket based on the Asian Tennis Federation rankings, struck back and evened up matters.With match going down the wire, the 12-year-old Eala cashed in on a Noskova error to close out her rival and write history as the 36th girls champion of the celebrated tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEala, a wildcard recipient and part of 2017 Tennis Europe Junior Tour Doubles Team of the year, defeated Belgian qualifier Sofia Costoulas in the preliminaries before beating unseeded Japanese Kyoka Kubo and Hungarian 13th seed Katerina Dimitrova to set up the finale against Noskova.Eala said she would be ready in time for the grand slam juniors in May.“I need to build my ITF ranking to qualify for the grand slams,” said Eala. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Lloris a north London derby doubt

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Tottenham keeper Lloris a doubt for derby clash with Arsenal as he faces 15 days out Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 00:40 11/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) lloris-cropped Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur France v Wales Germany v France Crystal Palace Arsenal France Friendlies Spurs could be without their France international for a meeting with their north London rivals on November 18 after seeing him suffer a thigh injury Hugo Lloris is a doubt for Tottenham’s upcoming north London derby clash with Arsenal after France coach Didier Deschamps claimed he will be out for at least 15 days with an adductor tear.Spurs 4/5 to concede v PalaceThe 30-year-old collided with Sergio Ramos in Spurs’ impressive 3-1 Champions League defeat of Real Madrid on Wednesday and picked up a knock. 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 He was able to continue until the end of the match, but Deschamps left him out of his France squad on Thursday after undergoing tests, with the coach claiming Lloris will be out for a minimum of “15 days”.Spurs are yet to make an announcement on the issue, but he is fully expected to miss Sunday’s match with Crystal Palace and a 15-day lay-off would make him a doubt for the short trip to Arsenal on November 18.”Hugo injured himself yesterday,” Deschamps said at a news conference.”He underwent tests this morning that confirm a tear in his adductor.”If Hugo had been here [in the squad] Steve Mandanda would have played a match anyway because it was important to give him one. Now he’ll play at least one. After that, we’ll see.”France host Wales on November 10 before travelling to take on Germany four days later. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

2016 – 2020 Australian Open Coach – Position Available

first_imgCall for Expressions of Interest for TFA Australian Open Women’s Coach.Over the next four (4) years from 2016-2020 Touch Football Australia (TFA) will have numerous representative teams competing in various international events. The cycle will culminate in the 2019 Federation of International (FIT) Touch World Cup being hosted in Malaysia. Leading up to 2019 Australia will compete on the international stage annually in Open Trans-Tasman Series.TFA have an established process involving formal agreements and performance assessments with all our Open Program Head Coaches. After unprecedented success by the Open program at the 2015 FIT Touch World Cup and based on outstanding performances throughout the cycle TFA have offered the incumbent coaches the opportunity to retain their positions for the 2019 FIT Touch World Cup cycle.A coaching vacancy now existing within the Open Program, TFA is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from suitably qualified, currently accredited and active elite level coaches to fill the following Head Coach position for the Women’s Open Program. Please see pdf below for full information in regards to the role requirements specific to the Women’s Open role and EOI process.Related Filestfa_open_australian_coach_eoi_promotion-pdfRelated LinksCoaching Position EOIlast_img read more

New Hype Video Celebrates Oklahoma’s Season As The College Football Playoff Looms

first_imgOklahoma's Joe Mixon hurdles defender.YouTube/Swanny JLast season did not live up to expectations for the Oklahoma Sooners. The team dropped games to most of the top Big 12 teams, including Baylor and TCU, lost a heartbreaking Bedlam game, and was blown out by Clemson in a bowl to finish 8-5. This season could not have gone more differently. OU sits at 11-1, with sole claim to the Big 12 title, and an almost-inevitable College Football Playoff berth. With their regular season over, FiveThirtyEight gives Oklahoma the best chance—99-percent—of any contender to make the field of four. To celebrate what turned into a magical Sooners season, YouTuber Swanny J has put together a new hype video celebrating the impending playoff berth. Get excited, Sooner fans. last_img

Michigan State And The Biggest NCAA Tournament Upsets Ever

1993(13) Southern1555(4) Georgia Tech19188.8 1993(15) Santa Clara1605(2) Arizona20196.0 2012(15) Norfolk State1443(2) Missouri20281.6% YEARWINNERELOUPSET VICTIMELOUPSET PROBABILITY 1999(14) Weber State1601(3) North Carolina19969.0 2014(14) Mercer1652(3) Duke19678.5 1987(14) Austin Peay1592(3) Illinois20226.1 Unsurprisingly, the list is dominated by 15-seeds that beat 2-seeds. Six of the eight all-time 15-2 upsets make the list, leaving out Richmond over Syracuse in 1991 and Lehigh over Duke in 2012, which Elo doesn’t consider to have been especially unlikely.3This is partly because Elo accounts for geography; the Richmond-Syrcause game was played just 100 miles from Richmond’s campus in College Park, Maryland, for example. In addition to Norfolk State’s win over Missouri, Coppin State’s win over South Carolina in 1997 also rates as having been slightly more unlikely than the Michigan State result, although only barely so. Florida Gulf Coast’s win over Georgetown in 2013 and Santa Clara’s over Arizona in 1993 are in the same vicinity.But Michigan State was the highest-rated team on the list according to Elo. Not even Tom Izzo is immune from March Madness.CORRECTION (March 20, 12:10 p.m.): A previous version of this article gave the incorrect number of upsets by a No. 12 seed of a No. 5 seed listed in the table. The table lists six such upsets, not seven.[Check out FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 March Madness Predictions. 1995(14) Old Dominion1646(3) Villanova20217.0 1997(14) Chattanooga1593(3) Georgia19249.6 2001(15) Hampton1514(2) Iowa State18886.7 2013(15) FGCU1615(2) Georgetown19905.6 Having grown up a few minutes from the Michigan State campus, I’m a little bit upset about today’s upset. After two decades of Michigan State coach Tom Izzo’s amazing record in post-season play, we Spartan fans had grown to assume this was the sort of thing that only happens to Duke.But No. 2-seeded Michigan State lost to No. 15 Middle Tennessee State in St. Louis in one of the most memorable upsets ever in the NCAA Tournament. Unlike several of the purported “upsets” earlier in the first round, where the worse-seeded team was actually the favorite, this one was a real shock. In fact, our March Madness predictions had given Michigan State a 95 percent chance to win, while Vegas had the Spartans as 16.5-point favorites.So here’s a question I’m almost too embarrassed to ask: Was this the biggest NCAA tourney upset of all-time? The answer is that it isn’t quite, although Michigan State is possibly the best team to have lost its opening game.According to our Elo ratings, the biggest upset since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985 was Norfolk State over Missouri in 2012; Elo would have given Norfolk State just a 1.6 percent chance to win.1The FiveThirtyEight forecast model at the time, based on other computer rating systems, had similarly long odds: a 2.8 percent chance for Norfolk State. It isn’t that Missouri was all that great, but Norfolk State looked like an especially easy mark, having barely outscored its opponents during the regular season against one of the weakest schedules in the country.Middle Tennessee, by contrast, can play a little bit. They beat a major conference team, Auburn, during the regular season, and came within 6 points of VCU. No, they aren’t the 1967 UCLA Bruins, but Elo would have seeded Middle Tennessee as a 14 instead of a 15. A big part of that was their .386 shooting percentage from 3-point range entering the game; that translated into 11 for 19 from behind the arc this afternoon.However, Michigan State looked like a very strong 2-seed. Elo had the Spartans as the second-best team in the country, after Kansas, and Las Vegas betting lines had given Michigan State the second-best chance of winning the tournament. Thus, Middle Tennessee’s pregame win probability was just 5.5 percent according to Elo.2Note that our forecast model for this year combines Elo with other rating systems, but I’m using Elo alone for these historical comparisons since we have data on it going back all the way to 1985. In this case it doesn’t matter, however; Middle Tennessee’s upset probability was about 5 percent according to both Elo and our model. Here’s the complete list of the biggest upsets: 2005(14) Bucknell1585(3) Kansas19416.7 2005(13) Vermont1650(4) Syracuse19999.4 2016(15) Middle Tenn.1638(2) Michigan St.20785.5 2015(14) UAB1602(3) Iowa State19599.1 2013(14) Harvard1671(3) New Mexico19589.8 The biggest upsets in the men’s NCAA Tournament, since 1985 1997(15) Coppin State1513(2) South Carolina19635.4 read more

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