Why a Script Supervisor is Essential to Your Film’s Success

first_imgEver spent countless hours filming only to discover crucial continuity mistakes, rendering your film a mess? Preserving your film’s continuity is key to maintaining the script’s credibility.You’re on set. The entire crew is hard at work on the last scene before you wrap. The lighting is perfect, your camera operator has an amazing shot, excellent audio, and the actors are all delivering. You complete the scene in a timely fashion thanks to your crew’s excellence. After wrapping your film, post-production immediately begins. In editing, you discover that your film cannot be cut.Despite your crew’s professionalism and excellence, your film lacks consistency: there are tons of continuity errors. Who was maintaining this continuity (or lack of it)? The script supervisor (called the continuity supervisor in the UK) has the extremely important task of maintaining your film’s continuity from shot to shot. They are essentially the editor’s representatives on set.When every shot, action, and motion is consistent in your film, then you have achieved good continuity. The shooting schedule for a film may continue over a period of a few days, months, or even years. This places an even greater emphasis on maintaining proper consistency between shots.Responsibilities of a Script SupervisorIt is the job of the Script Supervisor to make a log of every action that is shot:What was the camera shot (close up, medium, wide, etc)?Were there any technical problems with lighting, camera or audio equipment?Is the take a Print (P), No Good (NG) or BUST?Did your director want you to notate any particular take as the one to stand out?Were there any complaints or special notes from either your DoP (Director of Photography) or director?The majority of feature and short films are shot with only one camera. Of course, the director or DoP may prefer more coverage for a scene. This would entail moving the same camera to various angles and changing focal points and camera lenses for the same scene. Obviously, this can take some time. Maintaining continuity despite this movement can become extremely difficult, but is aided by the help of the script supervisor’s notes. Always plan the extra time to shoot additional takes.If the continuity was broken in any way, enough time should be allotted to correct this. It is the script supervisor’s responsibility to ensure that the film will cut.The Continuity ReportThe script supervisor’s notes are outlined in a continuity report that is created throughout the shooting process. This report should contain the following information:Daily log of the shootParticular action that is occurring in the shotCamera configurationsAudio and picture qualityCrew listTo further avoid continuity errors, an assistant to the script supervisor is usually a necessity. Two sets of eyes are definitely better than one when it comes to catching subtle errors on set. To maximize the impact of the assistant, it is important that they have a different vantage point than the script supervisor.Some mistakes can easily be fixed on set, however if overlooked an expensive reshoot may be your only option. To help avoid that, the assistant can take pictures of each actor’s exact movements, wardrobe, makeup, hair and props. This will help immensely if you’re forced to split a scene up by a few hours, days, or even months.Example of a continuity sheet/ logging form from HabitualFilms:Let’s WrapYou owe it to yourself, the crew and the actors to be on top of your film’s continuity. Hiring a trusted script supervisor will ensure that your film will be cut without having to compromise your edit. Don’t overlook this seldom-discussed, but entirely necessary, on set position!Need a script supervisor for your film? Check out the freelancer profiles over at ProductionHub.last_img read more


Cricket: Twitter world wishes MS Dhoni on his birthday

first_img2 World Cups, 1 Champions Trophy, 3 IPL Titles and the list just goes on. Happy Birthday to one of India’s greatest captains, @msdhoni! #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni pic.twitter.com/4t3fNcFiuE— R P Singh (@rpsingh) July 6, 2018 Dhoni’s world cup winning six, but with Titanic theme, for the feels. #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni pic.twitter.com/hbirgOg6BU— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) July 7, 2018Also Read:India vs England: England post a win to keep the series alive Wishing @msdhoni bhai a very very happy birthday.🎂✌️ You always have been an inspiration and will continue to do so. May god bless you always. #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni— Deepak Chahar (@ChaharDeepak9) July 7, 2018 If birthdays are to reflect and acknowledge one’s success and achievements, Dhoni has 🚁 loads of them. He’s above the rest because he has managed to stay grounded even after having achieved so much in sport #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni pic.twitter.com/qH8w7uujN0— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) July 7, 2018 Advertisement(Image Courtesy: Zee News)Former Indian captain and legend of the game, MS Dhoni who remains the only captain to win all 3 ICC trophies turns 37 today.Making is debut in 2004, MS Dhoni has had a stellar career leading his national side to 3 ICC trophies and also his franchise to 3 IPL titles. He also stands among the top 3 keepers in ODI for claiming the most dismissals.Known throughout the world for his coolness on and off the field and for his tactical moves during the game, Dhoni has earned a lot of respect around the globe. With no intentions of retiring any time soon Dhoni has set sights on the World Cup scheduled to take place next year.Here are some of the tweets that flooded in wishing him on his birthday.#HappyBirthdayMSDhoni . May your life be longer than this stretch and may you find happiness in everything, faster than your stumpings. Om Finishaya Namaha ! pic.twitter.com/zAHCX33n1y— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 6, 2018 Advertisement Happy Birthday to a Cricket Yogi and one of the most inspirational leaders across the world, MS Dhoni .May you remain blessed and loved. #HappyBirthdayMsDhoni pic.twitter.com/ie68qVadqF— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 7, 2018 Happy Birthday @msdhoni . Cricket’s greatest finisher and coolest Captain turns 37 today. #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) July 7, 2018 A very special birthday wish to one of the legend of Indian Cricket @msdhoni . I wish good health and a long cricketing career. God bless you always #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni @BCCI— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) July 7, 2018 My SandArt at puri beach with message #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni wish you a successful life , Great year ahead . pic.twitter.com/HD8PbqNkXd— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) July 7, 2018 Super Birthday celebrations of #Thala! #WhistlePodu💛🦁 Thanks Chinna Thala @ImRaina pic.twitter.com/J3AkmOqTAl— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 7, 2018 Wishing you a very happy birthday @msdhoni .May you continue to entertain ,inspire and provide joy.#HappyBirthdayMSDhoni pic.twitter.com/z1DbTUi1iS— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 6, 2018 Walking out of your 500th international match & gracefully walking into the blessed day of India, when a legend like you was born! Wish you a very Happy Birthday brother @msdhoni 🎂You have been my inspiration & will always be! I cherish all our good times! #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni pic.twitter.com/YinwMNSAgz— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) July 6, 2018last_img read more


SPORT-IND-MILESTONES

first_imgKanpur, Sep 22 (PTI) Following are milestone Tests in Kanpur, Sep 22 (PTI) Following are milestone Tests in Indian cricketing history over the past 84 years. India 1st Test: 1932 Captain: CK Nayudu Opposition: England Venue: Lords Result: Lost by 158 runs 100th Test: 1967 Captain: Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Opposition: England Venue: Edgbaston Result: Lost by 132 runs 200th Test: 1982-83 Captain: Sunil Gavaskar Opposition: Pakistan Venue: Lahore Result: Drawn 300th Test: 1996-97 Captain: Sachin Tendulkar Opposition: South Africa Venue: Ahmedabad Result: Won by 64 runs 400th Test: 2006 Captain: Rahul Dravid Opposition: West Indies Venue: Kingston Result: Won by 49 runs Performance over the years – after every 100 Tests Tests 1-100 Won: 10 Lost: 40 Drawn: 50 Tests: Till 200th Won: 35 Lost: 72 Drawn: 93 Tests: Till 300th Won: 56 Lost: 98 Drawn: 145 Tests: Till 400th Won: 88 Lost 129 Drawn: 182 Test: Till 499th Won: 129 Lost: 157 Drawn: 212. PTI KHS KHSlast_img read more


Punjab prison cell where Nehru was lodged in 1923 collapses

first_imgJaitu (Punjab): A prison cell in Jaitu town of Punjab’s Faridkot district where Jawaharlal Nehru and two other Congress leaders were lodged in 1923 has collapsed due to incessant rains, a senior police official said on Thursday. During the Independence movement, Nehru and his colleagues were briefly lodged there for violating prohibitory orders banning their entry into the then princely state of Nabha. One wall and the roof of the historical 240 square-ft jail room in which Nehru, K Santhanam and A T Gidwani were kept on September 22, 1923 collapsed on Wednesday following heavy rains, Faridkot Senior Superintendent of Police Rajbachan Singh Sandhu said. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! Nehru along with the two Congress leaders had arrived at Jaitu to participate in ‘Jaitu Ka Morcha’ launched by the Akalis against the Britishers. The SSP said the condition of the room was not good and nothing was done to maintain it for the past several years. Nehru had come to Jaitu after a resolution was passed in the Congress session in 1923 supporting the morcha. Nehru along with the two Congress leaders were sent by the party to get information about political developments. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed After remaining in the cell for a day on September 23, 1923, the Congress leaders, including Nehru, were shifted to Nabha jail after the court handed them a two-year jail term on October 3. During his Punjab visit in 2008, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had on September 23 visited the cell, where the country’s first prime minister once stayed. The cell is adjacent to the Jaitu Police Station. Punjab Congress general secretary Pawan Goyal said the then Congress government at the Centre had sanctioned Rs 65 lakh for the maintenance of the cell. “The state tourism department has taken the jail room for its maintenance for the past 10 years, but nothing has been done to develop it as a tourist destination,” he said.last_img read more


FAMILY RELIC JUNO AWARD STOLEN FROM WINNIPEG MANS CAR

first_img Facebook Advertisement A Winnipeg man is asking for the public’s help after a precious family relic, a Juno award, was stolen from his van while he was in the process of moving.Travis MacLean, the son of Gary MacLean from the “toilet rock” musical-comedy duo MacLean & MacLean, told CBC’s Up To Speed host Ismaila Alfa, he noticed the award was gone Wednesday morning.“When I came downstairs this morning, I noticed there was a smashed window. Immediately my heart kind of sank and I started assessing everything that got stolen. Amongst the stuff that was stolen was that Juno award,” he explained. Advertisement Twitter Advertisement In 1984, the musical-comedy duo MacLean & MacLean were nominated for the Best Comedy Album Juno. When they lost, they were gifted this mock award. (Travis MacLean/Facebook) Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more


Come home Mother pleads for help finding missing daughter in British Columbia

first_imgLaurie HamelinAPTN NewsShawnee Morita Inyallie has been missing for almost a month.Inyallie is from Chawathil First Nation about an hour’s drive east of Vancouver in the Fraser Valley.“She is 29, she’s homeless, but she always comes home and that is here on Chawathil,” said her brother Patrick Pete.They organized a search party this past weekend where she is known to walk and hitchhike.“She’s a really friendly girl and she talks to strangers, maybe too much. She’s too trusting I think,” said her aunt, Linda Peters.Not knowing has left her mother, Rena Munro, shaking with worry.“She is still out there somewhere and I have no idea where,” said Munro. “Please, my daughter, wherever you are come home.”Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP in Hope, B.C.lhamelin@aptn.calast_img read more


US judge strikes Federal Reserve rule setting 24cent cap on debitcard transaction

US judge strikes Federal Reserve rule setting 24-cent cap on debit-card transaction fees AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Marcy Gordon, The Associated Press Posted Jul 31, 2013 11:46 am MDT WASHINGTON – A federal judge has struck down a rule setting a cap on the fees that banks can charge merchants for handling debit card purchases, saying the Federal Reserve didn’t have the authority to set the limit in 2011.The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon Wednesday handed a victory to a coalition of retail groups. They had sued the Fed over its setting the cap at an average of about 24 cents per debit-card transaction. The previously unregulated “swipe” fee averaged 44 cents. The Fed initially proposed a 12-cent cap, and the retailers had argued that the Fed buckled under pressure from bank lobbyists when it set the cap higher.The Fed now must craft a new rule. The current one will remain in effect in the meantime.A Fed spokesman said there was no immediate comment on the ruling.The cap is the first-ever limit on debit card fees. Before it took effect in October 2011, banks had negotiated such fees with merchants. A big chain like Starbucks would likely get a better rate than a local coffee shop because it handles more customers. The fees were typically based on a percentage of the purchase price.The Fed rule was called for by the 2010 financial overhaul law, which was enacted in response to the 2008 crisis. But Leon said in his ruling that the Fed disregarded Congress’s intent in passing the law by “inappropriately inflating all debit-card transaction fees by billions of dollars and failing to provide merchants with multiple unaffiliated networks for each debit-card transaction.”The retailers’ lawsuit maintained that the cap is an “unreasonable interpretation” that exceeds the authority given to the Fed by the 2010 law. It also asserted that the Fed wrongly interpreted a provision of the law that requires that merchants have a choice of which bank network handles their transactions.The retailers complained that the Fed had deviated from the law’s intent by factoring expenses into the cap that the law didn’t allow. They maintained that the Fed reversed its earlier view that the only costs that should be considered were those involved in the authorization, clearing and settlement of a transaction. Instead, the suit said, the Fed added costs such as losses from fraud that were outside the scope of the law.The Fed in June 2011 formally set the cap for what banks can charge merchants at 21 cents for each debit-card transaction, plus an additional 0.05 per cent of the purchase price to cover the cost of fraud protection.Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., the author of the provision of the 2010 law mandating a cap on swipe fees, called Leon’s ruling a “victory for consumers and small business around the country (that) will lead to lower interchange rates for billions of debit-card transactions each year.”Durbin, who is the assistant majority leader in the Senate, had filed a legal brief supporting the retail groups’ suit in the case.Banks had lobbied hard against the cap, saying the lower fees wouldn’t cover the cost of handling transactions, maintaining their networks and preventing fraud. Attempts by some big banks to compensate by charging consumers monthly fees for using debit cards sparked a nationwide furor in late 2011, leading the banks to drop their plans.The Consumer Bankers Association, which represents large U.S. banks and regional banks, said the new ruling “will create even more chaos for consumers and small banks.”“Congress ought to save families from this uncertainty by repealing this government mandated price-fixing,” Richard Hunt, the group’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “We certainly hope retailers return to their free-market principles as they did when opposing the proposed government ban on big gulp sodas in New York.”The case was brought by the National Retail Federation, the National Association of Convenience Stores, the National Restaurant Association, the Food Marketing Institute, Boscov’s Department Store, a chain of 40 stores based in Reading, Pa.; and Miller Oil Co. of Norfolk, Va., which operates convenience stores and gas stations.Miller Oil has said it used to pay about 16 cents per transaction in debit swipe fees. read more


Senior UN official urges confidencebuilding measures to counter global insecurity

“Throughout the history of UN efforts in disarmament, efforts to eliminate weapons of mass destruction have been pursued in parallel with efforts to regulate and reduce conventional arms. This is because they are mutually reinforcing goals,” High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane told the opening of the annual three-week session of the UN Disarmament Commission (UNDC) in New York.The Commission, whose membership is universal, is a deliberative body mandated to make recommendations in the field of disarmament and to follow up the decisions and recommendations of the General Assembly’s first special session devoted to disarmament, in 1978.The Commission itself was created through Resolution 502 in 1952 due to the General Assembly’s “anxiety as the general lack of confidence plaguing the world and leading to the burden on increasing armaments and the fear of war,” Ms. Kane read. She said the world continues to face a “lack of confidence” today, which feeds instability in the Middle East, South Asia and North-east Asia, while underlying expansion of military budgets and accounting for deeply divided votes in the General Assembly on issues related to disarmament, among others. The first item on the Commission’s agenda concerns non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. In her speech, Ms. Kane said an agreement during this session would help establish a new consensus on nuclear disarmament when the Commission concludes its three-year cycle in 2014. She added that such an outcome would be a “tremendous achievement” given the timing of the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), and the stalemate in recent years within the UN Conference on Disarmament, the world’s sole multilateral disarmament negotiating forum.The Commission is also due to discuss confidence-building measures in the field of conventional weapons. Ms. Kane told participants that they have an opportunity “to build on the recent progress made last month in negotiating the Arms Trade Treaty.”Member States failed to adopt the treaty last week after two-weeks of negotiations in New York. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was deeply disappointed but remained optimistic that Member States will continue exploring ways to bring the treaty into being.Among confidence-building measures related to transparency, Ms. Kane noted that the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs maintains the UN Report on Military Expenditures, along with an electronic database of information known as the UN Register of Conventional Arms.Ms. Kane encouraged Member States to use these tools “precisely because of their value in building the indispensable confidence needed to strengthen international peace and security.”Between 1979 and 1999, the Commission was able to reach consensus at least 16 times to adopt guidelines or recommendations on disarmament subjects. It has not adopted any new guidelines since 1999. Ms. Kane noted that history will judge the Commission not by the quantity of its work but the quality of its outcomes. She also urged Member States to revive the productivity of the Commission as an international resource for cultivating “seeds of future global disarmament norms – guidelines, standards, and recommendations that someday have the potential to flourish into customary practices.” read more


New funding for Hot Form technology

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Impression Technologies Ltd has received a £500,000 investment to help bring to market a revolutionary new technology for forming aluminium, developed by Imperial College London.The funding, awarded by Imperial Innovations Group plc, will be used to support the development of Hot Form Quench (HFQ), a pioneering technology that allows stronger structural aluminium panels to be formed for use in the automotive and transport sectors.Developed by Professor Lin of Imperial College London and Professor Dean of the University of Birmingham, HFQ technology provides a cost-competitive means of producing lightweight, complex aluminium components, opening the door to a new generation of solutions for the automotive, aerospace and rail industries.George Adam, Chief Executive Officer of Impression Technologies said, “HFQ enables the production of lighter, stronger and more sophisticated structures in aluminium than has been possible to date cost-effectively. It creates new opportunities for car manufacturers and others to improve the performance of their vehicles while reducing their carbon footprint.”To find out how SMMT recognises automotive innovation and R&D in the UK, visit the Award for Automotive Innovation website hub. read more


Exports continue to fuel engine production in November

UK engine output rises 3.5% in November, with 209,133 units produced.Overseas demand continues to drive growth as production for exports sees 13.3% uplift in the month.Overall year-to-date volumes stable, with output down 0.9%.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Demand from overseas was again the main driving force behind UK engine production in November, with a 13.3% rise in production for export outweighing a drop in domestic output. Engine manufacturing for the year so far remains steady, with a minimal fall compared with the same period in 2014.”Click through to download the engine manufacturing press release as a Word document.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more


Opening of Term Celebration fills Market Hall

It was a sold out crowd in Market Hall Thursday for the annual Opening of Term Celebration.Brock University Acting President Brian Hutchings thanked staff and faculty in attendance and looked forward to an exciting 2016/17 school year.He said there are some amazing bricks and mortar projects starting, including the Goodman School of Business expansion, as well as two new master’s programs beginning next month.Hutchings also highlighted three new academic leaders at Brock including incoming President Wendy Cukier, newly appointed Dean of Graduate Studies Jens Coorssen and new University Librarian Mark Robertson.“We look forward to the term and making the students very successful,” he said.Senate chair Scott Henderson, associate professor in the Department of Communication, Pop Culture and Film, helped usher in the new term and pointed out that Brock never really slows down, even during the summer.“There’s no true end or beginning of the academic cycle,” he said, pointing to summer programming and the continued research that happens year round.“We welcome the new term as one where Brock will continue to grow, prosper and embed itself in the heart of the community,” he said. read more


Barbarians beat Argentina on late dropped goal at Twickenham

LONDON — A last-minute dropped goal by Elton Jantjies lifted the Barbarians past Argentina 38-35 in a rugby thriller at Twickenham on Saturday.The teams shared 10 tries, but it was Jantjies’ late intervention that decided it after the Barbarians recovered from 28-7 down.Juan Manuel Leguizamon opened the scoring just three minutes in against his fellow countrymen with Handre Pollard converting.But Argentina turned things around and tries from Matias Orlando, Ramiro Moyano, captain Pablo Matera, and Sebastian Cancelliere saw them reach 28-7 after 18 minutes.The Barbarians were awarded a penalty try seven minutes before the break when Matera was penalized for pulling down a maul behind the Argentina tryline.Siya Kolisi went in for the Barbarians in the 48th minute from a rolling maul but Argentina quickly hit back through a close-range Julian Montoya score.Then Damian de Allende and Lood de Jager scored tries for the Baa-baas to level at 35-35 with six minutes remaining, then de Jager won clean lineout ball and Jantjies unleashed a kick at goal off his left foot from 30 metres.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more


Zombie Steve Ballmer and four other geeky costume ideas

first_imgIt’s time for Halloween, and what better way to get into the spirit than to dress up in a scary costume? However, anyone can buy a mummy mask, a vampire cloak, or a Spiderman suit. What if you want to geek it up a little bit? Here are our suggestions for Halloween costumes that will not only give your friends a fright, but will also pay homage to the wonderful world of technology.Zombie Steve BallmerWhat’s scarier than an undead version of the Microsoft CEO holding a fresh copy of Windows Vista? Your fellow party-goers will be having nightmares for weeks.As Zombie Ballmer, keep an eye out for anyone at the party with an Android phone. Once you spot one, wait until that guest gets a beer. When he does, grab his glass, pour about 5% of it into your (nearly empty) glass, and then give it back. Don’t say anything, and move along. If he gives you any trouble, threaten to call your lawyer.Sony PSNThis one will be a real hoot. As the Sony Playstation Network, you will tell all of your fellow partygoers that you are collecting donations to help cure a disease, and that you just need to take down their credit card numbers for a small $2 donation.At the conclusion of the party, announce to all of the guests that you just accidentally recorded all of their financial info to a PDF file, which is now live on BitTorrent, MediaFire, and 4Share. Apologize deeply that this incident occurred, and offer them a digital download of a game that they already have as consolation. They’ll love it!Netflix DevilYour fellow party-goers will initially be confused when an otherwise perfectly normal sexy devil costume has a Netflix logo pasted on the bosom.Change the subject, and tell them that you’re selling kisses for five dollars each. After each kiss, announce that the price has been doubled, and that all further kisses can be redeemed from your twin sister, Qwikster, as soon as she arrives. At the end of the evening, apologize to everyone, saying that you changed your mind and told Qwikster not to come. Keep their money and go home.Homeless MarioOnce the superstar of any party, Homeless Mario has seen better days. When fellow partygoers ask why you’re so down on your luck, reply that you put all of your stock into some new 3D technology, and it didn’t do so well. Keep telling everyone that things are sure to turn around come the holidays.If anyone dressed like an iPhone or iPad offers to help, angrily storm off, declaring that you don’t need their assistance, and that you’re doing just fine on your own!HP Headless HorsemanFinally, we have the Hewlett-Packard Headless Horseman. First, enter the party with your (fake) head intact. Tell everyone how spendidly your day is going, and how bright your future is looking.Then, when everyone is relaxing, enjoying drinks and laughing, dramatically declare that you’ve rethought your priorities, and would do well to decapitate yourself. Pull out a fake blade, and “cut off” the rubber head. You can even add fake blood for full effect. At this point, sell a few HP TouchPads to guests for $99 each, if you have any to spare.After everyone has gone back to their business again, loudly announce that you’ve reevaluated your situation, and have decided that you would do well to keep your head after all. Place the rubber head on top of your neck again, and begin sewing it in place. Make sure the sewing is messy and sloppy, to leave people wondering if you’ll really be okay.last_img read more


Calling all Alexes

first_imgAnyone who has ‘Alex’ in their first or surname will gain entry to the last week of the ‘Alexander the Great: 2000 Years of Treasures’ exhibition on now at the Australian Museum for a special price. As a final celebration before these treasures are packed for transport back to the State Hermitage in St Petersburg, the Australian Museum have titled it The Week of Alexander, between the 22 to 26 April. The blockbuster exhibition must close its doors on Sunday 28 April after setting attendance records for the museum over summer. And as Alexander the Great founded 20 cities that bore his name, the Museum has extended this offer to all residents of Alexandria. (proof of address required) “I urge people to take the opportunity to see these treasures before 28 April as they will not travel to Australia again in our lifetime,” says Frank Howarth, director of the Australian Museum. “And I urge all Alexes to come along and discover the legacy of their famous historic namesake.” The Week of Alexander offer; to purchase your discounted tickets mention the promotional word ‘ALEX’ Adult $18 (normally $24) saving of $6 or a 25 per cent discount Family $50 (2 adults & 2 children – normally $60) saving of $10 or 16 per cent discount. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


Chikungunya deux nouveaux cas à SaintDenis de la Réunion

first_imgChikungunya : deux nouveaux cas à Saint-Denis de la RéunionFrance – L’Agence régionale de santé (ARS) vient de publier son dernier bulletin épidémiologique. 153 cas de chikungunya sont actuellement répertoriés.Malgré l’hiver austral, l’épidémie de chikungunya continue à sévir à la Réunion. Elle a certes diminué, mais ne s’est pas arrêtée comme le fait habituellement ce type de maladies infectieuses lorsque les températures baissent. Les nombreux cas décelés récemment dans le chef-lieu laissent présager une forte augmentation dans les semaines à venir avec la venue de l’été : la chaleur et la pluviométrie annoncées sont favorables au développement des moustiques, vecteurs de la maladie.L’ARS rappelle donc la nécessité de mener des campagnes efficaces de démoustication. Les particuliers aussi sont invités à détruire les gîtes larvaires. De plus, le port de protections anti-piqures reste préconisé, notamment pour les personnes fragiles qui présentent plus de risques de complications comme les nourrissons, les femmes enceintes, les personnes âgées ou celles souffrant de maladies chroniques.Le 7 octobre 2010 à 09:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Missing man found dead behind abandoned building in Tamarac

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. TAMARAC. FLA. (WSVN) – – Deputies said a man who was reported missing has been found dead in Tamarac.Forty-year-old Mackoni Hall was found dead on Wednesday morning behind an abandoned building in the 3700 block of West Commercial Boulevard.A contractor reached out to the Broward Sheriff’s Office after he found Hall’s body behind the building at around 11:30 a.m.The Hollywood man was last seen alive on March 13 at around 2 p.m. leaving Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.BSO continues to search for the victim’s vehicle, which was said to be a gold 2008 Dodge Caliber with a Florida tag 344YVA.The death is being investigated as a homicide.If you have any information on this man’s death, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward. last_img read more


House Schedules Final Vote On Capital Budget

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska House of Representatives on Monday will hold a third and final vote on legislation funding the capital budget. The vote on Senate Bill 2002 is scheduled to occur two days before a key July 31 deadline and comes after two prior votes fell short of achieving the needed three-quarter supermajority. A vote earlier this week fell just one shy of the needed 30-member support. The House is only allowed to vote on the bill three times. Edgmon: “Now is the time to act and prove that Alaska is truly open for business. This capital budget provides our private sector the resources needed to build our state, gives an incentive to keep our most qualified students from pursuing opportunities outside, and equalizes power costs so individuals and small businesses can survive whether they operate in large urban centers or rural communities.” House Speaker Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham) on Thursday announced the planned vote to rescind previous action on S.B. 2002 in order to get the thirtieth vote. This motion is the final opportunity for the capital budget to pass the Legislature and to then be transmitted to the governor.last_img read more


NASA shutdown Agency could be dark during historic New Years missions

first_img Pluto, you so crazy (pictures) Expect to see the @NASANewHorizons social media accounts continue to operate. The contract for these activities was forward funded. This applies to @OSIRISREx and NASA TV too. @NASA will continue to stun the world with its achievements!— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) December 28, 2018 NASA’s live stream is currently offline, however, and the agency is redirecting people to NASA TV, which it states will show live events. The NASA public relations team is unable to publicize the events and send out press releases during the shutdown because they aren’t exempt from the furlough.Previous government shutdowns, in January and February this year, lasted no longer than three days. But this shutdown could continue into the new year. As recently as Thursday, at least one US senator suggested there’s “no end in sight”. So exactly what we will get to see over the New Year seems up in the air. However, all hope isn’t lost. Here’s where you can catch the action for NASA’s historic missions:Where to watch Osiris-Rex enter Bennu’s orbitThe window for the record-breaking Osiris-Rex to get into orbit around the asteroid Bennu opens on New Year’s Eve. While this mission doesn’t quite have the appeal of being a billion miles beyond Pluto, it will eventually be the first time an asteroid has been sampled by NASA. Osiris-Rex will reach out and high-five Bennu, blasting up a ton of rock from its surface, grabbing some and then flying back to Earth in September 2023.To follow along as Osiris-Rex places itself into the closest orbit of any spacecraft around a planetary body ever, there are several Twitter accounts worth keeping an eye on. The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona will keep you updated, and the Osiris-Rex website should have you covered if you’re waiting for any images to come back from the spacecraft. It doesn’t appear NASA will be offering live coverage of this event. The spacecraft had its moment in the sun back on December 3 when it first arrived at Bennu. Where to watch the New Horizons Ultima Thule flybyIt’s the most distant world we will ever have explored, and New Horizons is set to snap photos of Ultima Thule when it passes the enigmatic rock in the outer reaches of our solar system. Ultima Thule flies around in the Kuiper Belt way out past Pluto. New Horizons is set to come within 2,200 miles of Ultima Thule’s surface, hopefully beaming back images from a world we know very little about.NASA is directing interested viewers to head to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory YouTube channel, which will simulcast a live stream along with the New Horizons homepage. Principal investigator Alan Stern is also directing viewers to the Applied Physics Laboratory’s Twitter and to his own New Horizons Twitter account for mission updates.Of course, there is the hope that the political impasse is resolved before all this occurs, which would set NASA back up with all the media tools at its disposal.  NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Star Wars Episode 9 is on its way: Everything we know about the final Skywalker film, from the cast to the release date and title. 8 Photos Sci-Tech Target NASAcenter_img Post a comment Here is Ultima Thule in an artist’s rendition. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute Ringing in the new year with NASA was meant to be historic. Two NASA spacecraft on separate missions are set to rendezvous with their rocky targets over New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Earth-bound stargazers were supposed to be able to follow along via NASA. But the US government is currently in a shutdown due to a dispute in funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. Part of the shutdown means that funding for the agency has currently expired. And no money coming in means little public viewing of space activities. Thus, it’s going to get a little trickier waiting for the Osiris-Rex spacecraft to enter orbit around the asteroid Bennu or seeing the New Horizons spacecraft send back images of Ultima Thule, the most distant world we’ve yet to explore and a billion miles past Pluto.NASA officially shut down Saturday. Of NASA’s 17,586 staff, the vast majority are staying home with no guarantee of pay, while 1,481 remain active and another 2,189 are “on call,” exempted from the furlough. This ensures that NASA can continue to carry out support for the International Space Station and its crew, as well as enable satellite missions and emergency services to continue safely.It’s not all bad news right now, though. Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s administrator, tweeted Thursday that social media accounts for the upcoming missions over New Year’s have been spared the woe of the government shutdown because they were “forward funded.” Tags Share your voice 0last_img read more


Drunk policemen will be dismissed warns police chief

first_imgL B Nagar: Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwath on Thursday warned that the department personnel who come to office drunk or consume liquor during office hours would be permanently sent home. Following public complaints that police personnel are performing duties after getting drunk and returning home in an inebriated state or moving in streets, the Commissioner of Police on Thursday launched a unique programme of conducting breathlyser tests for the staff in all police stations once in the morning after coming to duty and in the evening, when they leave for residence. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us The Law and Order staff of Chaitanyapuri and Saroornagar police stations and the Traffic wing personnel conducted breathlyser tests for the department employees on Thursday. This is to ensure that the law is equal for all, including policemen, and to counter public stand that none bothers about drunk policemen, Bhagawat added. Responding to Bhagwat’s directive of conducting breathlyser tests for the department staff, L B Nagar Traffic Circle Inspector of Police Nagamallu told The Hans India that such tests should be conducted for those who come for duty in L B Nagar, Chaitanyapuri, Saroornagar, besides Traffic and L & O wings, so that “We are answerable to the people”. This is necessary, he pointed out, “As once you are stable you can question others”.last_img read more