Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments He has already tweaked his training for his second bout this year, anticipating Nguyen’s quick attacks and counters.Nguyen, meanwhile, said that weight doesn’t pose any problems for him knowing he has bigger things worry about against Folayang.“Surprisingly, I’m still the weight I usually compete during fight camp. I don’t have problems when it comes to that,” said Nguyen.“I know Eduard is going to be strong. I still have my speed. But I know it’s going to be a chess game.”ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “Ev Ting is a natural lightweight. Mark is a natural featherweight. So I expect that he will be faster and quicker than Ev Ting. It will be a good match up,” said Folayang on Tuesday during their face off in Makati.The Baguio native said he was impressed with how Nguyen took down Marat Gafurov to earn his world title in Macao just last August months after he defeated Ting in a dominant performance via unanimous decision.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAgainst his upcoming Vietnamese-Australian foe, who is moving up weight for their cross-divisional fight, Folayang wants to prove that the lightweight is his territory.“I want to teach him that the lightweight division,” said Folayang, who was a high school teacher in Mountain Province before joining Team Lakay. “As a champion, I want my division to be respected so I will do my best to defend the title.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Makati skyline provides the perfect backdrop for Eduard Folayang and Martin Nguyen’s first face off. Photo by Celest Flores-ColinaFilipino ONE champion Eduard Folayang knows the caliber of opponent he’s up against.Folayang is anticipating a speedier fighter in Martin Nguyen, also the ONE featherweight champion, in his second title defense of his lightweight title on November 10 at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lyceum one win away from elims sweep, annihilates JRU MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set
…as shareholders call for leadership shake-up Some two months after completing his three-year tenure in Guyana and retiring from the US State Department, former US Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway has been appointed to a top position at the Guyana Goldfields Inc.The Canada-based gold mining company said in a statement posted on its website on Thursday that Holloway was appointed the company’s Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Affairs with effect from January 1, 2019.Holloway is a career diplomat with more than 30 years of international experience in Latin America and the Caribbean focusing on government relations, business advocacy, programme management, development, and security.“As a member of the executive leadership team, Mr Holloway will be focused on all activities involving the Government of Guyana as well as matters relating to in-country management and corporate social responsibility,” the statement from Guyana Goldfields detailed.In addition to being the US Ambassador to Guyana, Holloway was also Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (Caricom). He also has served in Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, and Afghanistan. Holloway holds a Masters in International Business Sciences from the University of South Carolina and a Masters in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF).“We are very pleased that Perry will be joining our team,” stated the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Scott Caldwell.“He brings to the table an intimate working knowledge of Guyana, the Government and its people from his time as the US Ambassador. This experience will complement the excellent platform the company has already established in the areas of Government relations, corporate social responsibility and programme management,” Caldwell added.Meanwhile, Holloway expressed excitement for his new post as well as his return to Guyana.“I’m very excited to be joining the Guyana Goldfields team at this time. In my role as US Ambassador in Guyana, I saw first-hand how the work of Guyana Goldfields has contributed positively to the Guyanese economy and its people with gold currently being the primary driver of economic growth. I look forward to now being directly involved with this work and further strengthening the company’s in-country relationships to the benefit of both the company and the people of Guyana,” he posited.Shareholders concernThe former Ambassador’s appointment comes at a time when shareholders of the Guyana Goldfields are calling for a shakeup of the company’s leadership reportedly over poor performance by the management and board in addition to declining stock prices. The company said in a release on Wednesday that it received a “Requisition of a Special Meeting” of certain shareholders who, in aggregate as of December 31, 2018, own 9.45 million common shares of the company, representing approximately 5.4 per cent of the total shares outstanding in the company.“The request for the Special Meeting is being made to consider the replacement of the current Board of Directors of the company with six new directors nominated by the [shareholders],” the missive from the company detailed.An article published by Canada’s Saskatoon StarPhoenix newspaper on Thursday, pointed out that apart from replacing the Board members with six independent Directors, the shareholders are also looking to establish an ethics committee and launch a strategic review of the company.The Canadian newspaper, which is part of the Postmedia Network, said that the move was the latest by shareholders in the mining industry to shake-up leadership over disappointing performance, including a successful push by hedge fund manager John Paulson to flip the Board at Detour Gold Corp and early efforts by investors in December to change management at Hudbay Minerals Inc.According to StarPhoenix, the dissident shareholders, including former Executive Chairman and founder Patrick Sheridan, Northfield Capital Corp, Robert Cudney, Donald Ross, and Gretchen Ross, together own about 5.4 per cent of the outstanding shares. It was reported that the current Board has governed over a steep decline in the share price, which has dropped from around US$5 in June on the Toronto Stock Exchange to US$1.69 on Thursday. It briefly peaked at US$10.11 in mid-2016.The StarPhoenix further reported that shareholders have also expressed dissatisfaction with management of the company’s gold mine in Guyana, including permitting and personnel issues.“The current Board has made a series of seemingly irresponsible and misleading statements and generally questionable decisions that have put Guyana Goldfields’ share price into a freefall,” Sheridan said in a statement.To this end, the Guyana Goldfields noted in its missive on Wednesday that “the company’s Board of Directors remains committed to constructive dialogue and engagement with all shareholders and will review the requisition and respond appropriately in due course.”In its last performance review – 2018 third quarter operational and financial results in October – Guyana Goldfields reported its gold production guidance was revised downward to 150,000–55,000 ounces as grades have not rebounded as quickly as anticipated in the fourth quarter. This represents a reduction from the previous range of 175,000-185,000 ounces of gold. Consequently, cost of sales was also revised to US$1030-US$1055 per ounce and all-in sustaining costs of US$1025-US$1050 per ounce, and cash cost (before royalty) of US$660-US$685 per ounce for the year.Meanwhile, back in August, the Canadian mining company confirmed its intentions of laying off approximately 80 local workers in a bid to consolidate its operations. Aurora Gold Mines’ Public Relations Officer, Leon Roberts had explained that the company would be focusing its operations at Aurora, located in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), thus cutting back operations from its Greenfield prospect, also located in Region Seven.Guyana Goldfields’ Country Manager is Executive Member of the African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA), Violet Jean-Baptiste, while another ACDA Executive Member, Eric Phillips, is also a consultant with the Canadian-based mining company that is current facing the heat for its poor performance.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Then there’s the continuation of bias in postseason bids, evidenced by the SEC and ACC getting a fleet of bids to the 64-team tournament while West Coast conferences find themselves annually squeezed. Last year, the Big West received two bids and the West Coast Conference and Mountain West Conference one each. “I’m looking forward to 2008,” Fullerton coach George Horton said with a grin. “I have a couple of trips to the Bahamas planned. I’ll get to spend Christmas with the kids, and maybe go see USC play in a bowl game on New Year’s Day. “It’s a disappointment. It will be tougher on the state schools in California because of the limitations on contact and our school schedules. We literally will not be able to do the kind of things in January that we’ve done in the past.” It could be worse. The original proposal had the season starting in March. “I’m glad we at least got the one week back,” Dirtbags coach Mike Weathers said. “What I don’t like is the possibility that we’ll lose games. That’s horrible for everyone, because we’re coaches and the games are what we live for. The 14 college coaches who attended Wednesday’s Southern California Media Day at the Pyramid all agreed that baseball in the Southland is healthy and successful despite the best efforts of most of their rivals east of the Rockies. The powers that be in the college baseball world can’t stop themselves from fussing with parameters of the game that have potentially negative implications for teams in the west. Two years from now, the season’s start date will be pushed back to the last week in February to accommodate schools in the east that view the good weather on the West Coast to be too much of an advantage. In the process, schedules will get crunched and the number of games teams can play in a season may be trimmed by four or five. There’s also growing interest in taking away college baseball’s exemption to transfer rules. Currently, a baseball player may transfer without sitting out a season; legislation being proposed would force athletes to sit out a year if they chose to transfer. “You’ll see a lot of changes if we lose games. Teams will stop making cross-country trips and playing intersectionals. We’ve already canceled our series with Baylor. Teams will stay home more. Schools like LSU and Texas won’t travel at all. “I think the game is good. It’s too bad they’re changing it.” As Horton noted, it’s not like the change is a panacea for schools in the east. “They’re not exactly going to get all their games in just because we’ve started the season later. They’re going to have to travel somewhere.” Transfers have become rampant. The ticking of the eligibility clock and the opportunities to be drafted as a junior leads players to seek the most playing time they can find. Most every team in the west has a few notable transfers. Fullerton added players from LSU, Texas A&M and South Carolina. The Dirtbags grabbed Robert Perry from Santa Clara. San Diego State and Loyola each have three transfers expected to contribute this season. “I hope they don’t do it,” Northridge coach Steve Rousey, a one-time Dirtbag assistant, said. The Matadors welcome six transfers in 2006, from as close as UCLA and as far away as Clemson and Villanova. “But I do have mixed feelings about it.” Rousey added. “With all the limitations the NCAA puts on what coaches can do in the summer, it opens the way for a lot of recruiting (for transfers) in summer leagues. At the same time, it can be a good thing if it means a player getting a chance to play.” One player can be the difference, too, in a team getting an at-large bid, especially when they’re so precious in the west. “It’s so tough for us to get an at-large bid,” Tony Gwynn, the Poly High and Padre product who is in his fourth season as San Diego State’s coach, said. “The teams (outside California) have no idea how tough it is for these teams to play each other in the non-conference season and in midweek games. “I call it the BCS-ing of college baseball. The big conferences can get their nine bids like the SEC while the conferences that aren’t big football conferences struggle to get anything but their champion into the tournament.” All that said, the coaches believe this will be a banner season for the west. Fullerton, Long Beach, USC and Pepperdine are ranked in the Top 20, the University of San Diego and several Big West schools look live, and UCLA is bound to rebound from last year’s meltdown. “I think there will be a lot of teams in this room in the Top 25 come June,” said Horton. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Naomh Conaill have launched their inaugural 5K with the help of two of the Donegal stars who are aiming to down the rebel county at the weekend.Leo Mc Loone and Dermot ‘Brick’ Molloy were delighted to row in behind the club’s first 5K Road Race Fun Run/Walk. “I think it’s great that we are holding such an event, especially now when so many people are getting out on the road, whether its walking or running, it’s just great to see” Leo said.‘Brick’ Molloy added “We’re delighted to be here at the launch and we would call on everybody to come out and participate in this fun evening. It doesn’t matter if you’re walking or running, it’s all about taking part”.The 5K takes place on Tuesday 28th August @ 7pm at the Naomh Conaill clubhouse in Glenties. Registration is from 6pm. There is ample car parking and full changing/shower facilities available.Tea and refreshments will be served immediately after the run. Entry is €7 and under 16’s are free. A bouncy castle will also be on site to keep all ages amused. So it doesn’t matter if you are looking to better your best time on 5k’s or if you want to just come along with the buggy for a stroll, the Naomh Conaill G.A.A. Clubhouse is the place to be on Tuesday 28th August. ‘BRICK’ AND LEO LAUNCH NAOMH CONAILL 5K was last modified: August 21st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Naomh Conaill 5K
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Nature1 has reported evidence that transposons help to regulate gene expression. Transposons are genetic material that insert themselves into the DNA of a host, and were thought to represent “selfish genes” that only had their own propagation in mind, “without regard for the consequences.” Some new studies on the L1 retrotransposon, which makes up about 17% of the human genome (mainly within non-coding introns), have shown, however, that they may do us some good. The studies “suggest that the insertion of L1 elements into introns can also diminish cellular gene expression in a graded fashion,” the News and Views piece says. “In the words of Han, Szak and Boeke, such L1 insertions provide a ‘molecular rheostat’ with which to govern gene activity � and their bioinformatics analysis establishes that the mechanism is widely used.” (For more on the molecular rheostat concept, see 01/10/2003 headline). If the transposons were truly selfish, “responding individually to darwinian natural selection” “without regard for the consequences,” it has “long been a mystery” what keeps them “at bay.” If the new studies “unveil a major control mechanism,” part of the solution may be to recognize synergy instead of selfishness.1Frederic Bushman, “Gene regulation: Selfish elements make a mark,” Nature 429, 253 – 255 (20 May 2004); doi:10.1038/429253b.How can a gene be selfish? A gene has no concept of self. It couldn’t care if it propagated itself or not. The myth of selfish genes is a misleading anthropomorphism. Only people are selfish. On the other hand, genes are not altruistic, either. The metaphors of rheostats, regulators and molecular machines imply intelligent design and programming. That is not an anthropomorphism, because machines are not personal. Consequently, one doesn’t have to demonstrate anything about the designer to see the evidence that a product was designed. But observing that the design works so well (i.e., your senses are working as you read this thanks to the regulation provided by transposons), it wouldn’t hurt to ponder the subject a little.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
18 October 2005A partnership between the government and Business Unity South Africa to address the challenge of climate change was formed at the National Climate Change Conference in Midrand, Johannesburg on Monday.The newly formed partnership is expected to create a system for monitoring and reporting on the levels of greenhouse gas emissions in South Africa.“At the World Summit on Sustainable Development, South Africa led the way in highlighting the ‘triple bottom line’ of business – economic, social, and environmental concerns,” said Business Unity SA (Busa) President Patrice Motsepe.“This agreement gives further content to that approach. Busa understands the importance of economic growth that does not mortgage our future for the sake of short-term profit, and we will work with government to ensure that we address the challenges of climate change together.”The mining magnate also referred to the increasing number of South African companies that were exploring investment opportunities presented by the Clean Development Mechanism.Environmental Affairs Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said the government hoped to extend the partnership with business to other interventions, “especially those which will help our rural and agricultural communities adapt to the impacts of climate change through the diversification of the rural economy.”Investment in scienceScience Minister Mosibudi Mangena opened the science session of the conference with calls for greater investment in the science of climate change and African research and development.Stating alternatives for energy use, Mangena said nuclear power was one of the options, alongside wind and solar technologies.“Climate change research requires global observation of numerous characteristics of the earth system over a long period of time,” the minister said.“Scientists need to ensure that reliable data is collected by a whole suite of observing systems – from satellite to surface stations to ocean buoys operated by various countries and agencies.”Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Brand South Africa congratulates the Proteas who have taken a giant step towards holding the 2015 Cricket World Cup trophy.We thank the team for flying the South flag proudly and stand behind you. Match details Channel: SuperSport 2 / HD (channel 202)Date: Tuesday, March 24, 201501:30 – 11:30CricketICC Cricket World Cup SF 1: Tbc v South AfricaSouth African Squad CP: AB de VilliersAaron Phangiso Dale SteynDavid MillerFaf du Plessis Farhaan BehardienHashim AmlaImran TahirJP DuminyKyle Abbott Morne MorkelQuinton de KockRilee RossouwVernon PhilanderWayne Parnellfor more info visit: www.icc-cricket.com Brand South Africa congratulates the Proteas who have taken a giant step towards holding the 2015 Cricket World Cup trophy. We thank the team for flying the South flag proudly and stand behind you.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A 22-year-old from Pike County is in the field of 33 drivers for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.Zach Veach of Stockdale qualified to start 32nd for his first Indy 500, not where he was hoping, but he is still excited to be there driving the No. 40 Indy Women in Tech Championship A.J. Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet. Veach said his dream of racing in the Indy 500 began at an early age.“Probably when I was four years old, as soon as I could start to realize what I wanted to do as a child and understand what I was seeing on the TV, that’s when all of this really started to take off,” Veach said. “We are in the show and that’s the main thing. I know we have a great race car that can take us to the front.”He has six wins and six poles in three Indy Light seasons and was the third-place finisher in 2016, according to www.zachveach.com.“As any young American driver, you always think about Indianapolis and of course you always relate the name A.J. Foyt with Indy,” Veach said. “That’s something that’s been driving me. To be able to say I’m going to run my first Indianapolis 500 with a team like this, it’s very exciting for me and a goal I’ve been actively working on for 10 years.”Veach is hoping to meet up with Joe Kelsay, a dairy farmer from Whiteland, Ind., who will be waiting in Victory Circle on Sunday to hand the winning driver the traditional bottle of milk. Kelsay said the Indy 500 not only puts the spotlight on milk, it also presents an opportunity for all of agriculture.“We can not only celebrate the product that we make everyday with our dairy cows, we can also start conversations with our customers. We can talk about the nutrition of milk and the way that we work on the farm, hand-in-hand with our animals and the land and with our families,” Kelsay said. “And I think with the interest that exists among people about knowing the background of where their food comes from and the kinds of things they care about from a value standpoint, what a great opportunity for dairy farmers and the ag industry generally to really engage in a conversation with our customers. Let’s do it in Victory Circle when we celebrate with a drink of milk.”
Types of LightsThere are many types of lights. Here will we focus on the lights you most often see on a film set. Tungsten, HMI, Fluorescent, LED. Don’t forget that there’s another light available for free each day, the sun.Tungsten (~3200K)Image via ARRITungsten lights are very similar to the light bulbs you may have in your home, just much more powerful. Tungsten bulbs produce an orange hue. The lamps require a lot of power and do get very hot, but they offer a higher color temperature than incandescent tungsten bulbs. Tungsten lights are dimmable, which allows you to adjust them as needed. They are usually used for lighting interiors. Add a blue gel to tungsten lights to create daylight.HMI (~5600K)Image via ARRIHydrargyrum Medium-Arc Iodide (HMI) lights are the most used type of light on set. HMI lights emit an ultraviolet light with a blue hue. To power up, HMI lights require an electrical ballast. The ballast ignites the metal-halide gas and mercury vapor mix in the bulb. Ballasts also limit the current to prevent flickering. HMI lamps are up to four times more powerful than traditional incandescent bulbs. There is a very loud noise when powering up HMI bulbs, so the lighting technician is required to shout “striking” to notify the cast and crew.The age of an HMI bulb is very important. During its first few hours, a brand new bulb will have a color temperature up to 15,000K. These bulbs should be left on to reach the optimal range of 5600K, which is close to daylight. Bulbs should not be used past half their lifetime. The bulbs require more voltage and the color temperature will continue to decrease 1 kelvin every hour burnt, eventually risking serious damage if used too long.HMI lights are rather expensive lights, but they are much more efficient. The bulbs can only be dimmed to 50%, but it causes the color temperature to rise to a stronger blue. If blown out or dropped, HMI bulbs will explode hot glass and mercury vapor. It’s very important to have a knowledgeable lighting technician on staff if using HMI.Fluorescent (2700K – 6500K)Image via ARRIFluorescent bulbs were notorious for flickering and having a very ugly orange-green hue. Recently, new bulbs and fixtures with ballasts have been developed. The new bulbs are flicker free and offer multiple color temperatures. They have a very soft light that is more efficient that an incandescent bulb, and can offer an output similar to HMI lights.Depending on the mix of phosphors in the bulbs, the color temperature can range from tungsten up to natural daylight. Fluorescent bulbs are often packed into small fixtures, allowing them to be compact and light weight. They are also much cooler than any other bulb option.LED (White: 3000K – 5600K)Image via ARRILight Emitting Diodes (LED) have recently become much more prevalent on small sets. White LED lights are most popular, but LEDs are actually manufactured in every color. The diodes are designed to offer directional light. They are very efficient but are still limited in overall output, which is why they tend to only be used on small budget projects.LED lights can only produce a single wavelength of light, so to create a white light requires a combination of red, green, and blue (RGB) LEDs. White can also be created with the combination of phosphors and an ultraviolet LED. Since the majority of LED lights use RGB, new “smart bulbs” have been developed to change color on command.Image via Digital TrendsLED lights offer soft and even lighting. They are incredibly high efficient and can be battery powered. They can easily be dimmed and simply moved along the color spectrum. They have a long lifespan and will not explode.Did this article help you understand the ins and outs of set lighting? Give us your lighting tips in the comments below! The Kelvin Scale. Color Temperature. Tungsten, HMI, Fluorescent, LED lights. Here’s a full-spectrum look at the ins and outs of set lighting!Cover image via Central Booking ServiceLighting a set is just as important as setting up the camera. Lighting affects the way a film looks, which is why the lighting department answers directly to the Director of Photography. With so many types and colors of light, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Here is a look at all things light related.The Kelvin ScaleImage via DownLightsLight is measured on the Kelvin scale. A kelvin (K) is a unit of measurement for temperature that is based on the absolute scale, which means it starts at zero and only goes up from there.The lower the K, to more red the color. The easiest was to remember this is by candlelight. From 1000K-1900K, we are in the range of a lit match or candle flame. Fire = Red.As we go higher on the Kelvin scale, we will progress to yellow lights, white light, and blue lights. Incandescent and Halogen lights are found around 2500K – 3000K. Direct sunlight has the equivalent of 4800K. Daylight is typically found around 5600K. A cloudy sky or cool white can be found between 6000K-7500K. A clear blue sky can be found at 10,000K.You can see this progress in the color temperature chart above, and in the light bulb representation below.