first_imgMailOnline 18 January 2015A Christian magistrate has been disciplined by a Tory Cabinet Minister for expressing the belief that children should be raised by both a mother and a father.  Richard Page told colleagues behind closed doors during an adoption case that he thought it would be better for a child to be brought up in a traditional family rather than by a gay couple.He was shocked a week later when he found he had been reported to the judges’ watchdog for alleged prejudice, and was suspended from sitting on family court cases.Mr Page, an experienced NHS manager, has now been found guilty of serious misconduct by Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling – who previously spoke in support of a Christian couple who turned away a gay couple from their B&B.He has also been ordered to go on an equality course before he is allowed back in the courtroom.The married 68-year-old was told he had broken the oath sworn by all Justices of the Peace (JPs) as well as Labour’s controversial Equality Act, by being guided by his religious views and discriminating against the same-sex adoptive parents.Last night, critics said the case was another example of how people who hold traditional Christian views feel they have no freedom of speech and find it difficult to hold public office in modern Britain. read more

first_imgDefending champion, Real Madrid cruised into the Champions League quarterfinals with Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half goal helping them to a 2-1 victory at Paris St Germain yesterday as the 12-time European champions went through 5-2 on aggregate.Ronaldo headed home seven minutes into the second half and Casemiro added a second 10 minutes from time against a toothless PSG, who were without their injured talisman Neymar and had Marco Verratti sent off for a second booking in the 66th minute.Ronaldo scored for the ninth Champions League game in a row, matching Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record in the competition, before PSG striker Edinson Cavani equalised with 19 minutes left, only for Casemiro to give Real victory at the Parc des Princes. In the other match of the night, Liverpool played out a goalless scoreline against FC Porto at Anfield but qualify 5-0 from the first leg resultZinedine Zidane’s side, who are 15 points adrift of arch-rivals Barcelona in La Liga, were solid throughout as the home side rarely threatened and fully deserved their win.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down sunshine · 224 weeks ago Very NICE Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — Samson Ledesma has done it again! The Wellington videographer, who has produced many sports videos for Wellington High School, has done one for Sumner County 911. Check it out.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgAfter the break, Nunda got the game’s first chance but after almost beating everyone, skipper Nicholas Wadada cleared the lines.Pius Wanji, who had come on for Mutyaba, twice tested goalie Benjamin Ochan but without success.The best chance of the entire game fell to William Wadri in the last minute of regulation time.The ex-KCCA winger cum forward beat the KCCA backline for pace and raced towards goal, but with only Ochan to beat, his effort went wide to the relief of the home fans.It was the last piece of action as KCCA maintained top spot with 52 points, still six ahead of Vipers who are yet to play two games.On Saturday, SC Villa won 2-1 at Kakindu against Bul to keep faint title hopes alive. Denis Kamanzi and Umar Kasumba scored for the visitors who are now on 36 points but still have six games in hand over leaders.The Jogoos are 10th on the 16 team standings.At Wankulukuku, Express jumped to second on the log after a slim 2-1 win over Bright Stars thanks to strikes by Ibrahim Kayiwa and Tony Odur.The Red Eagles are on 48 points, four behind leaders with a game in hand.Elsewhere, The Saints moved closer to survival with a 2-1 win over visitors JMC Hippos at Namboole.Ivan Kiweewa and Alex Kitatta scored for the hosts before Ajab Abdurrahman scored the visitors consolation.Moses Basena’s side now comfortably sits 13th with 30 points, five points above the drop zone with a game less over army side Simba.Action in the league continues on Tuesday with Express playing away to Vipers at Buikwe, SC Villa host The Saints at Nakivubo whilst Sadolin Paints face with URA at Bugembe.Share on: WhatsApp BY UPL co ugFridayKCCA 0-0 VipersSaturdayBul 0-2 SC VillaExpress 2-1 Bright StarsThe Saints 2-1 JMC HipposNEXT matchesTuesday 3rd May Vipers SC Vs Express FC , Buikwe Stadium (4:00 pm) live on Azam TVSC Villa Vs The Saints FC, Nakivubo Stadium (4:30pm )Express and SC Villa were the biggest winners over the weekend as they capitalised on KCCA sharing spoils with Vipers, reports UPL co ugIt all started on Friday afternoon at Nakivubo Stadium where the match of the weekend saw no goals.KCCA began brightly but faded as the match went on with key player Jackson Nunda kept under close scrutiny by Siraje Sentamu.Not many chances were created in the first half although Duncan Seninde should have scored after being played through on goal by Mike Mutyaba.Instead of shooting at goal, he opted for a cutback that was cleared by Sakka Mpiima.last_img read more

first_imgSteve McNair was dozing on his sofa in his Nashville condo one weekend when his 20-year-old girlfriend shot him four times. McNair was married with four sons. Police say the woman, Sahel Kazemi, was “spinning out of control” and suspected McNair was seeing someone else. The carnage did not end there. Kazemi turned the semiautomatic pistol on herself.McNair was 36 and had left the NFL a year earlier. He spent 13 seasons in the league and was the heart of the Tennessee Titans. His closing drive in the 23-16 loss to St. Louis in the 2000 Super Bowl was one of the most riveting finishes in the history of the title game. He was a Pro Bowl player four times. He shared the MVP award in 2003. McNair was fierce on the field and generous off it.“I’m going to miss you, No. 9,” Titans coach Jeff Fisher said.Vernon Forrest grew up in Georgia and fought in the 1992 Olympics with Oscar De La Hoya. He became a three-time champion and was the first to beat Shane Mosley. His manager said he was at a gas station when approached for money. Atlanta police said the 38-year-old boxer exchanged gunfire with two robbery suspects and was shot several times in the back. In a sport where bravado rules, Forrest had been known for his modesty and keeping the volume low.“I viewed Vernon as a great competitor in the ring and an even greater man outside the ring,” De La Hoya said.Weeks earlier, Alexis Arguello was found dead at his home in Managua, the city where he was elected mayor a year earlier. Investigators said a single gunshot wound to the chest pointed to suicide. Arguello was dead at 57 after a career in which he galvanized boxing fans. He won titles in three divisions. His two bouts with Aaron Pryor in the early 1980s were pulsating, brawling tests of will.“Those were great fights we had,” Pryor said. “This was a great champion.”Boxing is brutal every year, but especially so this time. In July, former champion Arturo Gatti died at 37 at a Brazilian resort. Police initially suspected his wife but later determined Gatti hanged himself. Months later, in a grisly parallel, Darren Sutherland, who won a boxing bronze medal for Ireland at the Beijing Olympics, was found hanged at his home.The sport also lost Ingemar Johansson at 76. The Swede jolted boxing by knocking out Floyd Patterson to win the heavyweight title in 1959. Greg Page, another heavyweight champ, died at 50 of complications from a brain injury during a 2001 fight. Jose Torres, the inspirational light heavyweight champ from Puerto Rico who became a writer, died at 72.Chicago Bulls fans had a rough day on Feb. 26. They learned of the deaths of former coach and broadcaster Johnny Kerr at 76 and Norm Van Lier, 61, one of NBA’s best defensive players in the 1970s.Randy Smith, a blindingly fast guard, died at 60. Marvin Webster, the shot-blocking “Human Eraser,” was gone at 56. College basketball coach Kay Yow’s gallant fight with cancer was over at 66. The NBA said goodbye to two owners: Bill Davidson of the Pistons and Abe Pollin of the Wizards, whose name he changed from the Bullets because of the ties to violence.Wayman Tisdale, the former Oklahoma All-American who spent a dozen years in the NBA before shifting rhythms and becoming a jazz musician, died at 44.“He was the nicest man in the world with the biggest heart and an even bigger smile,” former Pacers teammate Reggie Miller said.In football, Jasper Howard and Chris Henry didn’t see old age. Howard, a 20-year-old cornerback for Connecticut, was stabbed during a fight outside a school dance. Henry, the Cincinnati Bengals receiver, died at 26 near the year’s end, falling from a pickup truck during what police said was a dispute with his fiancee. by Fred LiefAssociated Press Writer Sports in 2009 looked down the barrel of a gun.From Tennessee to Georgia to Nicaragua, gunfire crackled in July. The causes differed—a romance gone wrong, a robbery botched, a self-inflicted wound—but the outcome did not. A gun was the weapon of choice, and all were dead: a former star quarterback and two ex-boxing champions. Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair looks for a receiver during the Titans’ 22-16 playoff win over the Buffalo Bills in Nashville, Jan. 8. McNair, 36, was killed in July 2009, a year after he left the NFL. last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona forward Neymar is set to join Paris Saint-Germain © AFP/File / JORGE GUERREROMADRID, Spain, Aug 3 – Spain’s La Liga refused to accept the payment of Neymar’s Sh27.3bn ($260mn) buyout clause, a league spokesperson confirmed on Thursday, potentially delaying the Brazilian’s world record move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.“We can confirm that the legal representatives of the player attended La Liga to pay the clause and this has been rejected,” the spokesperson told AFP. Neymar had been expected to complete his move to the French giants by the weekend after Barcelona announced the 25-year-old striker’s decision to leave on Wednesday on the condition his buyout clause was met.However, president of La Liga Javier Tebas has been an outspoken critic of PSG’s move to snatch one of the Spanish league’s biggest stars.Tebas believes the astronomical sums being spent by the French giants, including a reported 30 million euro salary after tax for Neymar, makes it impossible for them to comply with financial fair play regulations (FFP).Clubs can be sanctioned by UEFA for making a loss of more than 30 million euros over a three-year period.PSG have already been fined and saw their Champions League squad limited by UEFA for breaches of FFP in 2014.“We will not accept this money from a club like PSG,” Tebas told Madrid sports daily AS on Wednesday. “Especially when this club is infringing rules and laws.”Spanish clubs have dominated the Champions League in recent seasons with Barcelona and Real Madrid winning the competition for the last four years and Tebas fears their place at the top of the pyramid could be threatened by “financial doping.”The role played by PSG’s owners Oryx Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) has been looked upon skeptically in Spain with the El Mundo newspaper describing the move as a “state signing.”“The clubs/state that compete with financial doping can destabilise professional football in Europe, the international market and competitions,” added Tebas.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgParallel editing is a powerful tool for film editors. Here are some classic Hollywood examples of the technique that will show you how to pull it off.There’s one technique that tends to stand out from the myriad editing techniques used by pros: parallel editing aka cross cutting. This editing technique is the process of alternating between two or more scenes that happen simultaneously in different locations within the world of the film. With most films that utilize parallel editing, the corresponding scenes will eventually meet or have some sort of connecting action.In order to learn how to utilize this powerful technique, let’s look back at the some of the best examples from cinematic history. From there, we’ll determine the value of using parallel editing, as well as when it should be utilized. First, a brief history of parallel editing.A Brief History of Parallel EditingIn just about any film class, the first example of parallel editing you’ll learn about is from 1903’s The Great Train Robbery. In this film, director Edwin S. Porter and his editor utilize the technique of parallel editing to build suspense and cinematic flow. This technique was also used to give additional exposition to the narrative of the film.Image: The Great Train Robbery via Edison Manufacturing CompanyIn 1915’s Birth of a Nation, director D.W. Griffith uses parallel editing to build dramatic tension, as well as build the relationships of characters within the world. The use of this technique was incredibly well done in the film, and it’s widely regarded (in terms of historical value) as it was one of the first films to have simultaneous action. However, Griffith’s groundbreaking techniques would be overshadowed by the rightful criticism of the film’s controversial depiction of slavery and racism.Image: Intolerance, D.W. Griffith’s second film after Birth of a Nation via Triangle Distributing CorporationObviously, Griffith isn’t the only filmmaker to use parallel editing. Filmmakers such as John Ford, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, and Christopher Nolan utilize parallel editing almost routinely today.So, where is the value in using parallel editing and when should it be used? Let’s look at these two questions and try to find some answers.Where’s the Value?The value in using parallel editing is that the technique adds another layer of suspense or pacing to the narrative. A great example of this value can be seen in the The Godfather. Here, director Francis Ford Coppola knew that a scene where Michael Corleone stands watch at a baptism could bring the pacing of the film to a halt.Image: The Godfather via Paramount PicturesIn order to showcase the contrast between Michael’s declaration and what he has asked his henchmen to do, Coppola utilizes parallel editing. This increases the pacing and tempo of the scene and, in turn, makes the baptism portion of the scene so much more powerful.Video via MovieclipsWhen Should It Be Used?You’re definitely going to need a budget to make parallel editing happen, as it requires filming two sets of action that work together. You also can’t just throw a parallel edit in a film for no reason. Just like with any camera composition or editing technique, there needs to be motivation behind it — a reason to utilize it.A great example of the motivated use of parallel editing comes from The Silence of the Lambs. In this scene, director Jonathan Demme utilizes the technique to perfection as we watch the FBI raid a house they believe belongs to Buffalo Bill. We even see Buffalo Bill react to the bell in his dungeon, which correlates to the FBI agent ringing the bell in the secondary scene. However, when Buffalo Bill answers the door, we realize that agents aren’t on his front step — but Clarice Starling is.Video via Gabriel MouraOne of the most famous recent uses of the technique is found in Inception. Director Christopher Nolan uses the technique specifically to help convey multiple dream states within the narrative. Because of this specific narrative, nearly the entire film is one long series of parallel edits.Video via The TykjenMastering this technique will come in handy when you need to increase the tension and pace of a film, while also giving the audience more in-depth visual information for the narrative.What are your favorite uses of parallel editing? Please share them in the comments below!last_img read more

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Gilas Pilipinas members with SBP head Manny V. Pangilinan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAmid all the drama happening in the PBA, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan urged the basketball public to be united as Smart Gilas Pilipinas prepares for the next challenge at hand: the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers.“We are hoping that the best of the best players in the country will join Gilas for this tournament,” he said in a statement. “We are calling for the support of every club team and every collegiate program to support this endeavor.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games The Philippines is slotted in Group B, together with 2017 Fiba Asia Cup champion Australia, Japan, and Chinese Taipei.READ: PH teams up with Japan, Indonesia for 2023 Fiba World Cup bidSmart Gilas Pilipinas opens its campaign in Tokyo when it faces off against Japan on November 24. The national team will then fly back home, this time taking on Chinese Taipei at Smart Araneta Coliseum on November 27.Pangilinan has full confidence that the Philippines can trot out the best squad for the first leg of the home-and-away format as it seeks to make it to the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China.“Every tournament we joined this year was done in preparation for this tournament. Though the new FIBA format for qualification is different from past editions, we are confident that we will adjust to this and return to the global stage once more,” said the chairman of Smart, who is once again stepping up to the plate as the national team’s chief backer.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion The national team handled by coach Chot Reyes returns to practice on Friday evening as they get the wheels turning for the first leg of the Asian qualifiers.READ: SMC bloc, allies vow to lend players for Gilas amid PBA impasseFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThere are doubts whether the best players from all teams will be made available for Gilas practices with the clear divide on the PBA Board of Governors but the SMC bloc along with its allied reaffirmed their commitment to the national team.Instituting a new format, Fiba will be holding a home-and-away structure, with Asia being divided into four groups of four in the first round. Belingon eyes huge win in Manila, ONE title shot MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pangilinan also encouraged the public to give their full support on Smart Gilas Pilipinas anew.“Let’s show the world once again what puso is all about!” he said. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgOregon's fans celebrate during the Pac-12 title game against Arizona.SANTA CLARA, CA – DECEMBER 05: Oregon Ducks fans celebrate an impending victory against the Arizona Wildcats during the PAC-12 Championships at Levi’s Stadium on December 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)For some Oregon fans, last week’s loss in the College Football Playoff National Championship hurt a bit more than it did for others. One Ducks supporter, who made a bet on the game with his buddy, had to endure physical pain as a result of the Buckeyes’ victory.The fan in question, who made it clear that he still supports Oregon, was forced to get a huge Ohio State tattoo on his thigh. His friend posted a photo of the new ink, and he himself posted a sad face emoji.LADIES AND GENTLEMAN. HERE IS THE TATTOO. A man of his word @Debellonia88— H (@Hlee3D) January 21, 2015— Sun Duck (@Debellonia88) January 21, 2015If the two schools ever meet in the playoff again, you can guarantee this guy will be looking to double down on his wager.[Deadspin]last_img read more