Utilizing Remote Grades in DaVinci Resolve

first_imgUse Remote Grades is a simple but powerful feature that remains a bit hidden in Resolve’s current form. Let’s learn how to access and use it.Some Clarification First: Use Remote Grades is different than Remote Grading. Use Remote Grades allows us certain workflow shortcuts that will make grading many projects quicker. Remote Grading allows you to control a Resolve suite in another part of the world, enabling your clients to tweak from afar. In this article we’ll be talking about the former. Yes, it’s confusing that both features share the same name yet refer to two different things inside the same software.Utilizing Use Remote GradesStep One: Load a sequence. In the Color tab, right-click any shot and select Use Remote Grades. It’s important to do this at the beginning of the session before performing any grading. If you don’t, any grades you’ve performed will seem to disappear. They haven’t. You’ve just been working in the local grading mode which will not ripple to any other sequences. If you right-click a shot again and select Use Local Grades, your local work comes back.Right-click any shot in the timeline to access the remote grading feature.When you enable remote grades, the timeline changes in subtle ways. You may have gotten used to grouping clips together that share the same setup. In remote grading, some grouping has already been done for you. This may or may not be what you want based on how tightly the material was shot.For an indoor interview, you may be fine if the shooter hasn’t tweaked the exposure during the shot’s duration. If shooters were running and gunning around the set of a reality show, the grade you have for one section of a clip may not apply to another. When you want to apply different grades to shots that have been rippled together, you can unlink the dailies by creating a new version of the shot you want to treat differently.Remote grades are denoted with “(R)” below the thumbnail. You can see when several clips share the same dailies by the red box arrow icon above the shot’s thumbnail. When grading one of these clips, the thumbnails for all joined dailies update like grouped clips. I’ve used this feature for longer-form projects to reduce the number of shots needing grading.Shot 09, 10, and 11 share the same piece of media, denoted by the red arrow icon. The same grades will ripple to the other two shots when one is graded. You can tell you’re in remote mode by the “(R)” underneath the shot’s thumbnail.Remote grades can be powerful in a commercial workflow. It’s common to work on a 30-second ad and a 15-second cutdown of the same material. The client may ask you to play the :15 once the :30 has been graded. Even though both ads exist in different timelines, the grades will ripple across and the :15 will be graded and ready to play. Grouping doesn’t work across multiple timelines, so managing grades would otherwise be a manual process when addressing the cutdown.Remote grades can speed up workflow and grade management. Applying the steps found in this tutorial will allow you to focus on the more interesting creative aspects of the job. Looking for more Resolve tips and tricks? Try these links:Color Grading: Bleach Bypass Looks in DaVinci Resolve Sunkissed and Sepia Looks in DaVinci ResolveThe Isolated Color Look in DaVinci ResolveGot any obscure DaVinci workflow advice that you’d like to share? Let us know in the comment section.last_img read more

Seven northeastern States lag behind in toilets for schoolgirls

first_imgAn average of 34.96% schools in the eight northeastern states had usable toilets for girls in 2018 compared to 36.66% in 2016, data analysed from the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2018 report revealed.With 75.7% schools – a marginal increase from 75% in 2016 – having usable toilets for girls, Sikkim performed better than the national average of 66.4% last year. But the State’s show was overshadowed by the less-than-satisfactory performance by seven other states in the region.Nagaland was the next best State with 47%, an increase from 40.9% in 2016, followed by Mizoram with the highest percentile increase from 25.3% to 34.9% in these two years.The other five states performed poorly, the steepest drop for Assam being 38.3% from 54.2% in 2016. Manipur had 9.1% schools having fewer usable toilets for girls, followed by Meghalaya (8.6%), Arunachal Pradesh (7.6%) and Tripura (7.3%).J&K suffers too The national averages hide major variations across the states, with deficiencies particularly marked in Jammu and Kashmir apart from most of the north-eastern states, the ASER report, prepared by NGO Pratham, said. In Jammu and Kashmir, 48.2% schools had toilets for girls last year, up from 46.7% in 2014 (data for J&K for 2016 was not available). The State provided drinking water in 54.6% schools in 2018, better than the average 44.4% schools in the north-eastern states.The average for the Northeast last year was poorer than the 44.99% in 2016. Sikkim, Assam and Mizoram had an average 68.53% schools that had drinking water facilities in schools. The national average was 74.8%.According to the report, 2018 completed eight years of compulsory schooling for the first cohort of students to benefit from Right to Education Act 2010.National picture“Nationally, substantial improvements are visible over this eight-year period in the availability of many school facilities mandated by RTE. The fraction of schools with usable girls’ toilets doubled, reaching 66.4% in 2018. The percentage of schools with books, other than textbooks, available rose from 62.6% to 74.2% between 2016-18.last_img read more

Sports science boosts pencak silat team

first_imgAssociation head Princess Jacel Kiram said the 14 athletes who came here underwent “sportonomics,” which analyzed their endurance based on their blood specimen.“This is the first time we had it,” said Kiram whose charges ended a 12-year gold medal drought in the SEA Games after Dines Dumaan triumphed in the tanding Class A 45-50-kilograms Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingShe said the pencak silat team went to Thailand for two months’ training although the squad didn’t employ a foreign coach.Then, according to Kiram, the athletes had a 60-day “isolation camp” in Camp Canawan in Morong, Bataan. MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “They were not allowed to go home or see their families and spent the whole time training and bonding with each other,” said Kiram.Already, the Philippines won one gold and one bronze, with two more athletes vying for the top honors late Tuesday.Last SEA Games, the country could only come up with three bronzes.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side UFC president would ‘rather not’ have Conor McGregor in boxing ring again Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Dines Dumaan of the Philippines after winning the gold medal in the men’s tanding putra class A 45-50 kg division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games pencak silat competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR—An obscure Indonesian martial arts just made its contribution to the Philippines’ struggling campaign here Tuesday.And pencak silat has sports science to thank for it.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View commentslast_img read more

Asia Cup 2018: India vs Pakistan Review: The Men In Blue ease past Pakistan…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementImage Courtesy: NDTVTeam India shook off their rustiness with a clinical display over arch-rivals Pakistan. The Men In Blue managed to come out on top across all the departments of the game en route to an eight-wicket victory with 126 balls remaining.Losing the toss yet again, Rohit Sharma and co. were forced to bowl first in the scorching heat which took it’s first victim in the form of Hardik Pandya who had to be stretchered away from the field for further assessment.A stunning spell by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah early on in the innings reduce the Men In Green to 3-2 before Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik took the task of repairing the innings.The duo managed to stitch an 82 run stand before Kuldeep Yadav managed to dismiss Azam with a beauty. The Champions Trophy holders could not recover from the blow and spiralled down to fold out for just 162 with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kedar Jadhav ending up with 3 wickets each.Indian openers took things slow against the Pakistan pace battery before settling into a rhythm. Sharma played a captain’s knock of 52 off 39 before being cleaned up by Shadab Khan. Dhawan continued his fine touch with a steady inning of 46. Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu ensured that the Blues coast to victory without losing any wickets.Brief Scorecard: Pakistan – 162 (B.Azam 47, S.Malik 43; B.Kumar 3-15, K.Jadhav     3-23)                        India – 164-2 (R.Sharma 52, S.Dhawan 46; S.Khan 1-6, Ashraf 1-31)Man Of The Match: Bhuvneshwar KumarRead Also:Asia Cup 2018- India vs Pakistan Preview: Arch-rivals clash for group supremacyAsia Cup 2018: The Blues ready to kick things off against wounded Hong Konglast_img read more

Dipa Karmakar’s training wasn’t up to the mark, says former SAI official

first_imgEverybody saw Tripura-based gymnast Dipa Karmakar perform at the Rio Olympics. The fact remains had it not been some shortcomings in her pre-flights and landing, she could have become an Olympic medallist.Dr P.C. Kashyap, former Executive Director of the Sports Authority of India, who had closely witnessed her training at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Stadium, says  he had pointed out several shortcomings in her training. He claims there was scope to improve her movements with the help of biomechanics but that was not done. (Also read: Thousands welcome Dipa Karmakar in Agartala)He says Dipa performed her first vault, Tsukhuhara with a 720 degree turn. The second vault was Produnova (handspring with two and a half front salto). Both vaults needed improvement by employing biomechanical analysis to have a better second flight. This could have helped Dipa achieve a near perfect execution and landing in both the vaults, ensuring her a podium finish.Talking to India Today, Dipa said, “During my practice, I was able to improve and achieve what sportspersons can achieve during a lifetime. There was nothing amiss in my practise.” She later appeared for her M.A. in Political Science exam from Tripura University on Tuesday. (Also read: Exhausted Dipa Karmakar focused on University examinations on Monday)However, Dr Kashyap also raised questions on the effectiveness of the support team attached to her. Her training team other than coaches consisted of seven members including a sports analyst, physiotherapist, lady masseur, psychologist, medical officer, project officer.He says there were no adequate arrangements for Dipa to observe her movements on an LCD screen and improve her shortcomings. And that he had brought engineers who would install huge LCD screens, which would have helped her observe shortcomings. All the services were to be provided free of cost but SAI officials did not encourage it.advertisementHowever SAI’s national gymnastics coach Gurdayal Singh Bawa, who was overseeing her training said, these allegations were baseless. The players were provided with pads to see their performance during the practise session. “No stone was left unturned to ensure she gets the best of training,” he said. Dipa had expressed a need for some training equipment and since it was not available in India, SAI had flown it in from France.  (Also read: Rio 2016: Perfect produnova was satisfying, Dipa Karmakar to India Today)Dipa’s personal coach Bisheswar Nandi, who is now in the race to get a Dronacharya award, says it would be incorrect to say anything was lacking during her three month training in Delhi. He says a decision was taken to train her in India as training in a foreign country would have led to precious time being lost in acclimatisation. He said he was thankful to SAI for all the possible help extended.Bawa says it would be unfair to say there was anything lacking as far as Dipa’s training was concerned. It may be possible that Dipa’s practise could have been up to the mark but the fact remains that SAI’s prediction for the Olympic medal tally went grossly wrong .It had predicted 18 medals but India got only two.last_img read more

Cheteshwar Pujara should play ahead of Rohit Sharma: Sourav Ganguly to India Today

first_imgFormer India captain Sourav Ganguly is of the opinion that Cheteshwar Pujara is a much better batsman than Rohit Sharma at the Test level and therefore, must be included in the playing XI.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming three-Test series against New Zealand on Monday. There were no real surprises in the squad as the selectors decided to drop all-rounder Stuart Binny and pacer Shardul Thakur from the 17-member squad that toured West Indies for a four-Test series in July-August. Incidentally, neither Binny nor Thakur played a Test match in the Caribbean. (Stuart Binny, Shardul Thakur dropped from India’s Test squad vs New Zealand)The selectors have decided to give Rohit yet another chance despite his repeated failures in the longest format. Rohit scored just 50 runs from the two matches he played in the Caribbean, although Pujara fared no better and managed a paltry 62 runs in three Tests. (India’s 500th Test excites Uttar Pradesh cricket boss Rajeev Shukla)But despite proving his credentials in the longest format, Pujara still has to fight for a place in the playing XI with Rohit, who’s inconsistency and tendency to gift his wicket away in crunch situations has led to his downfall more often than not. (Also read: You end up losing friends as a selector: Sandeep Patil)PUJARA MUCH BETTER THAN ROHITEven Ganguly says Pujara is a much better bet and should be picked ahead of Rohit in the Tests against Kiwis. (Also Read: Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell to remain ‘confidential’ forever)advertisement”I agree with the system that whoever is picked in the Indian team is being given a long rope. But I think Rohit Sharma’s talent in Test cricket has not pushed forward as it has done in the limited-overs formats. He has struggled more on overseas tours and on pitches which offer more seam and bounce. (Also read: New Zealand wary of Ravichandran Ashwin threat, says coach Mike Hesson)”I think he has got a fair rope, but I don’t think the selectors are going to find anything more about Rohit with the 13 Test matches we play in India. I would pick Pujara any day ahead of Rohit because he’s a better player at the Test level. His record in India is as good as Rohit and he got a hundred in South Africa as well,” Ganguly told India Today in an exclusive interview.India captain Virat Kohli though, has often preferred Rohit over Pujara as the former can score runs at a fair click while the latter is considered as a traditional Test batsman who takes his time and plays gritty knocks rather than flashy ones. But Ganguly completely disagrees with this theory.”Pujara was left out of the Jamaica Test where everybody said he was a bit slow to score and I was completely surprised by those comments. You need a No. 3 batsman like that, imagine Rahul Dravid, he would change his game according to situations. On seaming pitches you cannot just go and hit through the line,” he added.VIJAY, RAHUL ARE DADA’S OPENERSIndia’s opening combination has also been an area of concern as Shikhar Dhawan has often given away his wicket after getting good starts. Murali Vijay on the other hand has been India’s in-form batsman at the top and KL Rahul’s recent exploits with the bat have made his case stronger. Ganguly also thinks Vijay and Rahul should be the automatic choice for openers.”Vijay and Rahul should open the batting for India without any doubt, look at their performance overseas. Vijay by far has been India’s best opener in the last two years and he should be picked with the eyes closed.”And Rahul you know has become one of India’s premier batsman within a month-and-a-half’s time. So I would have Vijay and Rahul open the innings followed by Pujara, Kohli and Rahane.”Ganguly also said that he was really keen to see how new coach Anil Kumble performs with the team on Indian conditions.”With Ashwin batting at No. 6, I don’t see any reason why India cannot go with three spinners and two fast bowlers. I’m really keen to see the outlook of new coach Anil Kumble and what he does in Indian conditions.”I don’t know what Anil is going to do and I’m really looking forward to see whether we play on good pitches where the ball starts turning on Day 4 and 5, or we play on rank turners,” the 44-year-old said.advertisementlast_img read more

Eddie Jones finds a back-row trio who are singing from the same song sheet

first_img … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Six Nations 2019 Wales v England: remembering six of their best meetings down the years Share on Twitter Since you’re here… Support The Guardian England rugby union team The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Jones is a relentless coach and asks a lot of his players, too much for some. But Wilson, Hatley says, is “the sort of bloke you want to work with, and players want to play with him, because of the way he approaches every single day”. Hatley says there was a moment in England’s game against Ireland when “they come in together in a group and he wandered in and just said: ‘How good is this?’” Curry, a 20-year-old kid, is mustard keen too. Like Haskell and Robshaw before them they are hungry for it. It feels as if Jones has found a couple of players who work as hard as he does. Facebook Read more Share on LinkedIn England’s Eddie Jones seeking display of ‘real steel’ against Wales Billy Vunipola (left) and Tom Curry after securing victory in Ireland. Photograph: David Rogers – RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images Pinterest England were beaten 25-13 by a Scottish team who dominated the breakdown, where they won 13 turnovers. Jones’s England now had exactly the same sort of problems that Lancaster’s had been suffering with in 2015. Jones needed another solution. There was Brad Shields, fresh over from New Zealand, and then the group of four rookie players he had taken on tour to Argentina in 2017: Sam Underhill, Don Armand, Wilson and Curry. Armand did not make the cut. But between the other four Jones had options.Curry and Underhill were always seen as coming men. It is the 29-year-old Wilson who has been the real revelation. England’s scrum coach, Neil Hatley, describes him as a “glue player”, someone who sticks the team together. “He has developed massively since his debut in Argentina,” says Hatley, “I think he’s become a more genuine threat as a ball-carrier. “Defensively, he’s always been very good and he puts his head over the ball. He’s a poach threat too.” But you sense it’s not just the skill-set Wilson has that appeals to Jones but his attitude and work ethic. That is true for Curry too. In the beginning Eddie Jones made it look easy. He had an idea what was wrong with England’s back row, had even explained the problem in a column for the Daily Mail while Stuart Lancaster was still in charge, and he knew a quick fix for it too. When Jones took over as head coach he moved Chris Robshaw over to the blindside flank, picked James Haskell to play on the openside and brought back Billy Vunipola, who had been injured, at No 8. Jones knew he needed to bring a young back-row through too, because Robshaw and Haskell were both getting on, so he picked Jack Clifford. Simple. Eddie Jones Share on Messenger Reuse this content Twitter Topics Share on Facebook It worked. Haskell responded well to the stick Jones gave him, Vunipola to the support he offered and Robshaw just stuck his head down and got on with proving everyone wrong. They started together in seven of England’s next eight Tests. Clifford was on the bench for six of those games too. And England won every one of them. Their run together stretched through the grand slam in 2016 and the first two games of the summer tour to Australia, when Haskell injured his ankle. Three years later that trio has still started more Tests under Jones than any other back-row combo he has used.The trouble is the three of them have not played together since and they are not all that likely to again, either. And it is only now that Vunipola is playing with Tom Curry and Mark Wilson that it feels as if Jones has found a back-row unit he is happy with. In between he has picked 15 players in 21 different back-row combinations in 28 Tests. Some of that inconsistency was caused by injuries, some by the ebbs and flows of form, but it is true, too, that a lot of it was because Jones was casting around for players who could do everything he was asking them to. After Haskell got injured it all got pretty complicated. Clifford suffered a bad shoulder injury early in 2017, another later that summer, and has not made the team since. The other players Jones had around were Teimana Harrison and Matt Kvesic, who played one game, the one-off summer Test against Wales in 2016, and was never picked again. Harrison came in for Haskell in that third Test against Australia and lasted all of half an hour before Jones took him off again. He got another run in that autumn and that was it.Whatever Jones was looking for, he had not found it yet. By spring 2017 Jones was starting to look a bit desperate. He was playing Maro Itoje at No 6, and had recalled Tom Wood at No 7. A year later he went full circle and put Robshaw back on the openside, with Courtney Lawes playing blindside. With Vunipola and Nathan Hughes injured, Sam Simmonds had come in as the new No 8. Lawes, Robshaw, Simmonds started three Tests together in that year’s Six Nations, which is where things started to go really wrong. Share via Email Rugby union Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest features Read more Six Nationslast_img read more

TOUCH FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA EXTENDS DEEPEST CONDOLENCES

first_imgTouch Football Australia extends deepest condolences to the family and friends of Brendon Taylor who passed away on Monday, 27 August 2007.Brendon, 53 was an accomplished Level Five Referee who made an exceptional contribution to the sport in his home Central Coast region, to the New South Wales Touch Association, and to Touch Football Australia.A referee for over 25 years, “BT” garnered universal respect and admiration for his contribution to the refereeing arm at all levels, in particular his dedication and selfless commitment to Junior referee development during his long involvement in the sport.Brendon, Administrator and Secretary of the Central Coast Dolphins, had a distinguished record of service as a Referee at both major and grass root National, State and affiliate events, and was a member of the NSWTA Referees Panel.His recent project to establish the highly regarded NSWTA Talented Referees Youth Squad (TRYS) will remain a legacy to his lifetime of work in the sport.Brendon Taylor was an outstanding contributor to Touch Football, a role model, a teacher, a confidante and a mentor, but most of all, a friend to all who will be sadly missed.The family of Brendon Taylor have announced funeral arrangements and invite his many friends in the touch football community to attend the memorial service.The service will be conducted on Saturday 1 September 2007, at 1.00pm at Greeway, 460 Avoca Drive, green Point, New South Wales.New South Wales graded Referees are requested to wear their Blue blazers as a mark of respect for Brendon.last_img read more

Samsung like Apple feels sting of slowing global growth

first_imgNEW YORK — Samsung expects its quarterly operating profit will be nearly 29 per cent lower than last year, potentially unsettling a tech sector already skittish about slowing global economic growth.The announcement from the South Korean computer chip and smartphone giant comes less than a week after Apple Inc. jolted markets with its weak expectations for revenue to end the year, citing flagging sales in China.Samsung said late Monday that it anticipates a quarterly operating profit of about 10.8 trillion won ($9.6 billion).Fourth-quarter sales are expected to be approximately 59 trillion won ($52.4 billion), down 10.6 per cent from the prior-year period.Samsung says there’s weak global demand for chips amid a worldwide economic slowdown, while its smartphones are facing stronger competition.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Russias Vladimir Putin Takes Ice Bath in Subzero to Celebrate Orthodox

Rabat – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Friday plunged into icy lake waters to observe Epiphany, a Christian feast day.Epiphany is a major holiday in Orthodox Christianity observing the baptism of Jesus.With the temperature hovering around -5c, the 65-year old president has taken a dip in icy waters of the Seliger Lake, 350-kilometer north-west of Moscow. The Russian leader has been spotted as he was surrounded by Orthodox priests. Vladimir has joined the list of Russians who plunged themselves into an icy water “blessed by an Orthodox priest” during Epiphany week.Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s spokesman, said that the Russian leader has already performed this ritual on the Epiphany previously, but this year marks the first time Vladimir had done it publicly.The ritual was aired on Russian television stations as he was approaching an icy waterhole.Russian authorities install thousands of icy baths for believers across Russia, including in Siberia where temperatures hover around  -30 c. read more

UNbacked environmental initiative aims to save the gorilla

22 May 2009A United Nations-backed initiative has been launched aimed at halting the destruction of the habitat of the East African mountain range gorilla threatening the extinction of humans’ close relative, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today. A United Nations-backed initiative has been launched aimed at halting the destruction of the habitat of the East African mountain range gorilla threatening the extinction of humans’ close relative, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.The 2009 Year of the Gorilla (YoG) partnership is supporting a project enabling local residents in areas endangered by increasing demands for fuel – not least the Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – to buy low-cost, fuel-efficient stoves.Other measures needed to target the reduction of charcoal production include solar cookers, tree-planting on farms and the widespread use of fuel-efficient stoves, UNEP said in a news release.Further cause for concern to the agency is the signing of land deals by many gorilla range States with foreign companies for agriculture, including bio-fuel production. UNEP said that on top of destroying the habitat of numerous species through forest degradation, palm oil – an edible oil found 10 per cent of supermarket products and increasingly seen as a profitable bio-fuel – has a higher carbon footprint than the fossil fuels it replaces. The agency noted that the erosion of forests not only threatens gorillas, it also intensifies climate change with tropical trees in undisturbed forests absorbing nearly 20 per cent of the carbon dioxide released by burning fossil fuels, or some 4.8 billion tons each year. “Stopping the current overexploitation of natural resources is a key element of any strategy leading to a sustainable way of living,” said Robert Hepworth, UNEP Executive Secretary of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP-CMS). “The forests and woodlands of Africa must play a central role in efforts to avoid dangerous climate change,” added Mr. Hepworth. “There is a strong scientific case for carbon finance to make significant contributions to gorilla conservation, as gorilla range States would benefit financially from protecting their forests.” In addition, an influx of relatively well-paid workers who can afford to frequently eat meat has prompted a boom in the bushmeat trade and the decline of gorilla populations.UNEP said that together with other great apes, the survival of gorillas is also threatened by disease and epidemics, mining and the effects of armed conflicts. The Year of the Gorilla is a joint initiative of UNEP-CMS, the UNEP/UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Great Ape Survival Partnership (GRASP) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). read more

Prime Ministers visit to Brock provides unique experience for student volunteers

In addition to showcasing Brock to a national audience, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent town hall at the University provided invaluable opportunities for students in the Faculty of Social Sciences (FOSS).Recognizing the event, made possible through the hard work of dozens of members of the Brock community, had the potential for unique experiences, Social Sciences Dean Ingrid Makus and Chair of Sociology Kate Bezanson immediately got involved and began inviting students from the Faculty to volunteer.Among those chosen to participate were Jessica Falk and Samantha Powless.Samantha Powless (left), a Political Science graduate student, and Jessica Falk, a fourth-year student in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, were among the volunteers at the Prime Minister’s town hall event held at Brock on Jan. 15.Falk, a fourth-year student in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, spent the afternoon shadowing one of the town hall co-ordinators from the Prime Minister’s (PM) Office.“Because of the importance of the event, security was high,” Falk said. “RCMP and police officers conducted several security sweeps of the gym, surrounding areas and other areas of campus. They even brought police dogs with them to ensure the safety of the PM.”She called it “incredible to see the amount of behind-the-scenes work that goes into an event like the town hall meeting.”“I really enjoyed this experience and was honoured to be able to spend the day with the team from the (Prime Minister’s Office).”The Brock event was one of five town halls held by the Prime Minister across Canada, and the only stop in Ontario. Powless, a Political Science graduate student who volunteered her time at the event as a FOSS representative, was excited to potentially ask Trudeau a question as one of the many members of the crowd.“I had planned to ask about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women inquiry and what more he will be doing to work towards reconciliation and efforts with Indigenous youth, if he is re-elected,” she said.Although she ultimately wasn’t called on by the Prime Minister, and would have liked more details on Indigenous issues, she was pleased with how he interacted with members of the audience.“He offered more in his answers than I expected,” she said. “In my (Political Science) courses, I’ve seen many politicians avoid answers with vague, broad and fluffy language, but he did address a fair number of the questions.”The town hall “garnered considerable national attention and I congratulate Brock’s collaborative and impressive team effort,” Bezanson said following the Jan. 15 event. “It reflected the centrality of universities in sharing knowledge, engaging in dialogue, dissent and debate, and in fostering democratic participation. And it showed Brock’s central place as a member of the Niagara community.”Makus said she is proud of the many students in FOSS and across the University who contributed to the success of this event.“Whether through volunteering for a variety of support roles, standing in line to make certain they could get seats or preparing and asking informed questions, our students demonstrated their commitment to critical inquiry and civic engagement.” read more

Harry Kane Is Making His Case For Worlds Best Striker

D. MertensNapoli24893515 Kane is Europe’s best pure scorerThe top goal scorers in the five major European leagues this season 1H. KaneTottenham261506123 L. SuárezBarcelona20763816 C. ImmobileLazio21753720 The stage has never been bigger for Tottenham Hotspur’s star striker Harry Kane. On Saturday, Spurs defeated Arsenal 1-0 in the North London Derby, one of the Premier League’s most storied rivalries. Now it’s off to Turin, Italy, where they’ll take on Juventus, one of Europe’s most storied clubs, in the Champions League round of 16. And there will never be a better moment than now for Kane to demonstrate, in front of the entire soccer-loving world, that he just might be the best pure striker alive.Kane won himself a place in history when he notched his 100th English Premier League goal on a controversial stoppage time penalty two weekends ago against Liverpool. It’s an incredible achievement for a player who, at 24 years old, is only just now hitting the prime years of his career. Kane is not the fastest ever to the century mark, but only Alan Shearer managed it in fewer appearances than Kane’s 141, and only Wayne Rooney, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen did it at a younger age. The milestone also just happens to come during the best season of Kane’s young career. If anything, his league-leading 23 goals undersells just how good Kane has been.The top of the Premier League scoring table is increasingly split between traditional forwards, like Kane, Sergio Aguero and Romelu Lukaku, and more hybrid attacking wingers, like Mohamed Salah and Raheem Sterling, which makes it difficult to define what the center forward role looks like in modern soccer. The same problem crops up around the rest of Europe. Calling Lionel Messi a center forward undersells all the things he does for Barcelona, especially considering that he’s playing next to, behind and generally all around a truer version of a center forward in Luis Suarez. At Paris-Saint Germain, Neymar might be the best attacking player in the world, but he’s also a winger while Edinson Cavani occupies the center forward position. The line between forward and winger is increasingly blurry, and a list of the most productive scorers in Europe is littered with goal-scoring wingers. But Kane still sits atop that list. I. AspasCelta Vigo22653015 S. AgüeroManchester City22883921 R. LewandowskiBayern Munich21873519 Harry Kane isn’t a complete forward. His job isn’t to facilitate play, or bring wingers into the game, or create holes in the defense for his teammates to take advantage of. Tottenham Hotspur’s star striker does one thing: He scores. But that goal scoring has Tottenham challenging for a top-four place in the Premier League and has gotten Spurs into the knockout rounds of the Champions League. Nobody scores as much while accounting for as high a percentage of their team’s scoring. He’s the ultimate scoring forward, and at only 24 years old, he’s likely to be a dominant force for years to come. 9M. IcardiInter Milan22683818 12N. FekirLyon22703816 3E. CavaniPSG23814121 17F. ThauvinMarseille25923414 2M. SalahLiverpool261034922 MarianoLyon24703214 PlayerTeamGamesTotalon goalgoals 14R. SterlingManchester City25632615 5L. MessiBarcelona231326120 *Recently transferred from Borussia DortmundThe five leagues are the English Premier League, Serie A (Italy), La Liga (Spain), Ligue 1 (France) and the Bundesliga (Germany).Source: Espn Stats & Information Group G. HiguaínJuventus23753014 Kane posts tremendous numbers in many scoring measures. Looking at goals from open play (so removing penalty shots and direct free kicks), Kane is scoring 0.8 goals per 90 minutes. That’s the third-best rate in Europe’s big five leagues,1Among players who have played at least 1000 minutes. behind only Salah and Cavani. Kane has the second-most shots per 90 from open play as well, with 5.30. Only Cristiano Ronaldo, who is mired in a terrible shooting season, takes more shots, with 5.71 per 90. Only five other players are even over four shots per game: Roma’s Edin Dzeko, Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne, Messi, Salah, and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.2In fact, if Kane stays on pace and finishes the season with more than five shots per 90 minutes, he’ll be one of only three players to do so in the last five years, joining Ronaldo (who did it four times) and Gonzalo Higuain, who managed it with Napoli in 2015/16.Kane is similarly at the top of the list when it comes to expected goals per 90 minutes. His 0.78 expected goals per 90 tracks pretty closely with his actual goals scored and is good for fifth best among players with at least 1,000 minutes, trailing only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who just transferred to Arsenal, Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City, Ronaldo and Lewandowski. The fact that Kane’s finishing is roughly in line with his expected goals is an important marker of how he has developed from last season to this year.His scoring on shots from open play actually remains essentially unchanged from last year, going from 0.81 to 0.80, but his expected goal rate last season was much lower, only 0.48. Finishing more chances than expected, as Kane did a year ago, is a real skill but it’s also almost impossible to do consistently, and players’ numbers are incredibly noisy and undergo wild fluctuations. Some of Kane’s goal scoring last season came on the types of wonderful finishes that typically fly over the bar, or on contested headers that usually glance just wide. In other words, if Kane’s current season were similar to last year, it’s very likely that his goal scoring would have gone down. Instead, Kane has upped his game, creating and taking more shots and better shots. Last season, Kane scored like a great striker, but he played like a very good one. This year, he’s both playing and scoring like one of the best in the game.The case for Kane as one of the world’s best strikers is easy to make, but once you get up into the rarified air of players like Salah, Lewandowski and Aubameyang, differentiating between them becomes difficult. Where Kane stands out is in just how big a share of the team’s workload he takes on. Again looking at shots not including penalties and direct free kicks, there are 101 players in the top five leagues who have scored seven or more goals. Harry Kane takes 32.7 percent of his team’s shots when he’s on the field — none of the other 100 players are more involved. Ronaldo is second at 32.0 percent, Messi is third at 31.4. (Ronaldo and Messi, of course, both take a large number of direct free kicks that aren’t getting counted here, while Kane gets credit for all the shots he accumulates on set plays that aren’t direct free kicks. So Kane has some advantage that comes from how we’re defining the center forward role.)Kane is similarly dominant when it comes to expected goals from these shots. When he’s on the field, he accounts for a whopping 41.7 percent of Spurs’ expected goals, the third most of this set of players. Only Antonio Sanabria of Real Betis, who is having an improbable season with seven goals in six substitute appearances, and Cristhian Stuani of the surprisingly competent Spanish side Girona are responsible for a higher percentage of their teams’ expected goals. This is the primary argument for Kane. While some players have scored more goals, and some players may have slightly higher underlying expected goals numbers, no strikers in the world have put up the gaudy numbers Kane has while accounting for as high a share of their team’s shooting and finishing. P. DybalaJuventus19753014 7NeymarPSG18823719 10R. FalcaoMonaco20593017 P. Aubameyang*Arsenal18612914 Shots F. 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City council passes Buckeye boathouse

Columbus City Council unanimously passed the construction bid for Ohio State’s new boathouse Monday.The boathouse, which will cost the university more than $5 million, will be built on the west side of the Scioto River in Duranceaux Park and be capable of accommodating the rowing team. The OSU rowing team previously used a trailer as a changing room and piled their boats in an old steel shed. The rowers will now change and store their equipment in a state-of-the-art facility.Over the summer, the latest construction bid was passed by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Commission, and on Sept. 21, the council had its first reading of the bid, said Lynn Friedman, co-chair of Friends of Duranceaux Park.The project, which had been prolonged due to strong opposition over the past 19 months, was clearly on the minds of nearly every spectator in the gallery. Both sides were able to speak their thoughts to the council. Nearly half the spectators were young, concerned rowers.“I don’t think any of us arrived at this decision easily,” Councilman Hearsel Craig told the gallery after casting his vote. “The simple fact is that we would not have been here if we did not have concerned citizens.”The Friends of Duranceaux Park group has opposed the construction of the boathouse since the community found out about it in March of 2008. They are concerned about increased traffic and worry that the overall aesthetic of the park will be diminished. In a previous interview with The Lantern, Friedman said the new facility would be a “party house” for OSU.The group has asked OSU and the city of Columbus to consider building the boathouse on the east side of the river, and has been vocal at committee meetings, going as far as meeting with OSU Board of Trustees members this summer.“We’re very appreciative, it’s been a joint project,” said Ben Jay, senior associate athletics director for finance and operations. “More importantly, it will fulfill the mission for the Columbus Department of Recreation of Parks of moving youth rowing programs to a new facility.”OSU and the CDRP have both continued to emphasize the benefits to the community that the boathouse presents.The boathouse would allow OSU’s rowing team to be more competitive with other schools, they say. It would also provide Columbus more access to the river, better lighting and a public dock, said Mollie O’Donnell, planning director of CDRP, in a previous interview.The city of Columbus will also be able to rent out the main room of the facility for events, which will help balance the costs of maintaining the facility.“It’s a win-win for everyone,” Jay said.With contracts currently underway with Robertson Construction Services Inc., Jay hopes to have the project completed by next year. Related articles:Ohio State boathouse ignites controversyBoathouse debate surgesBoathouse delayed, will cost $561k more read more

Sri Lanka v India Players mature quickly under new team culture

This Indian team has rid itself of a culture in which newcomers were picked upon and judged, according to Virat Kohli. Though he didn’t specify whether that culture was something that existed in teams before his captaincy, or the one that Anil Kumble coached (and of which Kohli was captain), the assessment has the potential to be interpreted as a dig at a previous tenure.Virat Kohli: “In this team, we are more like a bunch of friends playing together rather than a senior or a junior.” (Associated Press photo)Though the whitewash of Sri Lanka could be seen as a continuation of a sterling run of Test successes, with Ravi Shastri having replaced Kumble as coach, a line has been drawn under that tenure and this. Kumble left ultimately because of what he cited as an “untenable” relationship with Kohli, and after some players had complained of his “intimidating” style of man-management.And whether or not Kohli was referring to those issues, he was clear that a new culture was emerging. “Culture can only be built when everyone buys into it,” Kohli said. “And the way that can happen is when you don’t have any judgements, people coming in and if you don’t look at them with a critical eye, watching everything they are doing and trying to pick on small things. I think that is something that we have gotten rid of totally.“In this team, we are more like a bunch of friends playing together rather than a senior or a junior. We don’t even think of the number of games an X has played or a Y has played within the change room. It is all about who you see every day. You can joke around with anyone inside the group, and that I feel is something that makes me feel proud of this particular unit. The way we have embraced each other and accepted each other with our different personalities and individuality, and that is the reason why people coming in feel like they don’t have to do anything different from what they know already. It gives them an opportunity to go out there and believe in themselves and you never know. If you keep the environment like that, then people will take lesser time to go out there and become mature cricketers because they don’t feel any pressure from the group itself. That I feel is something we all are proud of because we have been able to create that together.”This series, though, was more a test of the team’s ruthlessness than its unity in the face of adversity. Sri Lanka provided them no contest, and the series was done and dusted in under 11 days of play. On the final day of the series, having enforced the follow-on and needing nine wickets to win, Kohli found a novel way to keep the team interested. There can be no more damning observation on the plight of Sri Lanka.“We spoke about it in the morning, treat this as day five of an away tour, probably a series-defining Test match where we’ll have to get an opposition out within 60-70 overs, so take that attitude on the field and try to wrap up things and understand how that can be done,” Kohli said. “We wouldn’t have situations all the time where we’ll get 600, 500 and then we’ll have a chance to bat again and give a large total, sometimes we will have to enforce the follow-on and it could be series-defining. It could be something special for the team. So try making those habits from here on, let’s start being a bit more uncomfortable as a team, embrace pressure situations, look to put in that extra effort for the team.“Also, understanding that we don’t play Test matches till December now, so… The guys were willing to give it all, and we took this as an opportunity to learn as a group together. So we keep finding different situations and scenarios where we can challenge ourselves as a team first before we look at the opposition. Again today was another opportunity for us to challenge ourselves, and I’m glad the way the guys stood up for it.”In the same breath, Kohli was asked how different it was to come out of a high-intensity series against Australia into this low-key contest where the motivation had to come entirely from within. “If you differentiate your level of motivation and intensity according to oppositions, then you’re judging oppositions differently,” Kohli said. “The reason we’ve been successful so far is because we treat a cricket game like a cricket game, which is executing the abilities that we can execute to the best of our potential, not looking at who we are playing against.“I think that is the attitude that has kept people hungry, you know you won’t see reckless cricket regardless of who we are playing. We want to consolidate every situation, we want to make sure that we’re correcting things along the journey and that’s the mindset we want to take forward also. You can’t raise your intensity or lower your intensity according to your oppositions because that I feel is disrespecting the sport.” (ESPNCricinfo)Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedKohli rested for last two New Zealand ODIsJanuary 23, 2019In “latest news”India in West Indies 2017: Pant, Kuldeep picked for WI tourJune 15, 2017In “latest news”Virat Kohli ‘desperate’ to perform in England Tests, claims James AndersonJuly 23, 2018In “latest news” read more

Lucky draw for Metalurg Cervar We are waiting for third luck PHOTO

handball crazy houseLino CervarRenato VugrinecRK MetalurgSkopje handball Handball euphoria in Macedonia are even stronger after VELUX EHF CL TOP 8 draw. RK Metalurg had “lucky draw” as you can see from the first reaction of club’s official after they heard that Vive Targi Kielce will be the last step to the more than historical achievement – F4 event in Cologne. However in Skopje know that would be extremely difficult to beat Polish champion and that they aren’t favorites…– I have to be satisfied with the name of our rival, despite the fact that Kielce is absolutely the favorite in this clash. They were better twice in Preliminary Round. Now, we are waiting for the “third luck” as folk saying. We hope to success like a sportsmen. Favourites not always win – said Metalurg’s coach – Mago di Umago, Lino Cervar.Slovenian right back and one of the most experienced player not only in Metalurg, but at EHF CL, Renato Vugrinec are also satisfied:– We have arealistic chances to qualify for the F4 in Germany. We can play with Kielce. Their advantage will be the second match which will be played in Poland, but first of all we have to win in Skopje and make unforgetable time for all our fans.source: rk metalurg ← Previous Story Veszprem has strong faith, Ortega: We can play better – Nagy: Kiel is beatable Next Story → TRANSFER BOMB: Nikolaj Markussen to Qatari Eljaish! read more

Dublin Fire Brigade investigating how a sick child was locked in an

first_imgUpdated 22.45pmDUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE is investigating a case in which a paramedic had to kick his way out of a broken down ambulance.Today’s Irish Daily Mail reports that a child suffering an anaphylactic allergic reaction was being rushed to Temple Street Children’s Hospital after a 999 call when the ambulance broke down.The power failure caused all of the doors on board to lock, leaving the paramedic to kick out the windows from the inside.The child had been stabilised and was treated at the hospital before returning home.Today, Dublin Fire Brigade said that they were taking the incident ‘very seriously’, but a spokesperson said it was an isolated incident.“Dublin Fire Brigade takes this incident very seriously and has launched an investigation into the incident. This includes making an enquiry with the manufacturer of the ambulance to identify what might have caused the ambulance to break down, and to safeguard against the potential for a similar incident taking place again in another ambulance of that make.Our primary concern is patient welfare and we can confirm that the patient was later transferred to hospital safely. It is of course regrettable that an incident like this occurred, but again, I wish to stress that this was an isolated incident which will be investigated thoroughly with the objective of preventing a recurrence.“We are not in a position to make any additional comment at this juncture, pending the outcome of the investigation.”The HSE declined to comment, saying that it was a matter for Dublin Fire Brigade.First published 10.09am Read: Concern that ambulance review outcome “has already been decided”last_img read more

Pokémon X and Y patch now live fixes gamebreaking bug

first_imgShortly after Pokémon X and Y released, fans discovered a game-breaking bug that struck during the early portions of the game. The bug was devastating, as it would corrupt your save and not allow further progress into the game, causing you to start over. Furthermore, the bug struck in multiple areas of the game’s central hub and largest city, Lumiose City. Now, a little over two weeks after release, Nintendo has released a patch for the game that not only quashes the bug, but restores your corrupted save.Because this is a Nintendo console — and a handheld one at that — the patching process isn’t made entirely clear unless you are a Nintendo 3DS veteran. First, you must quit out of your game if one was suspended, and head to your home screen. Then, load up the Nintendo eShop. From there, you’ll receive an automatic message about updating your software, so just proceed with the dialog boxes. If you want to update at a later time — or missed the automatic update box for whatever reason — navigate to Settings/Other, then scroll down to History, and select Updates. Finally, hit Download, make sure you have enough space, then proceed with the dialog boxes and choose to download now or later.When the download is complete, your version of Pokémon will be updated, and you can (probably) feel safe saving in Lumiose City once again. No longer will you have to take the extra minute to walk outside of the city to find a safe place to save.last_img read more

Over 200 arrested during antiTrump protests

first_imgAnti-Trump protestMasked, black-clad protesters carrying anarchist flags smashed windows, lit fires and scuffled with riot police Friday in downtown Washington, blocks from the parade in honour of newly sworn-in president Donald Trump.Washington police arrested at least 217 people for acts of vandalism committed on the fringe of peaceful citywide demonstrations against Trump’s inauguration.Just before the parade started, clashes broke out between 400 to 500 stone-throwing protesters and riot police, who responded with tear gas — the second violent flare-up in the space of a few hours.As Trump’s motorcade wound its way up Pennsylvania Avenue in the parade to the White House, protesters just a few blocks away set a parked limousine on fire after smashing its windows.An AFP reporter saw National Guardsmen donning helmets and bullet-proof vests, as protesters blocked traffic and set trash cans ablaze — chanting “Not my president” and “We resist President Trump.”Earlier, masked youths emerged from crowds of peaceful protesters to kick over trash cans and smash windows of stores, a bank and a fast food outlet.City police chief Peter Newsham said at least 217 people were arrested and would be held overnight before appearing in front of a judge.”The charge is rioting,” he told reporters.”Our intention going into this event was to make zero arrests, and unfortunately they forced our hand.”Newsham said six officers were injured mainly by thrown objects, but that all the injuries were minor.Meanwhile, prominent white supremacist Richard Spencer was sucker-punched in the street while giving an interview to journalists, according to footage of the incident circulating online.”No serious damage,” Spencer said on Twitter. “I can take a punch.”As the 70-year-old Trump, his supporters and top dignitaries gathered on the National Mall for the swearing-in ceremony, throngs of his opponents also converged on the US capital.Most of the noisy protests — including those by an array of anti-racist, anti-war, feminist, LGBT, pro-immigration and marijuana legalization groups — were peaceful.But the protesters were intent on being heard — massing at the city’s Navy Memorial Plaza, along the parade route, and letting out a deafening roar as the presidential limousine known as “The Beast” drove by.”Not my president! Not my president!” they yelled, as the pro-Trump crowd in bleachers across the street chanted “USA! USA!”Protesters along the route waved banners reading: “Try to deserve this office,” “Obama cares, Trump scares,” or “Make America Sane Again.”Another group unfurled a giant banner reading “Shame” outside the Trump Hotel — right near the spot where the president briefly stepped out of his limo to walk the parade route.’No fascist USA!’Newsham attributed the sporadic outbreaks of violence to “a small group that wanted to disrupt the inauguration.””We have significant damage in a number of blocks in our city,” he said, while adding: “It’s a very, very small percentage of those folks who came here to peacefully assemble in our city.”Black-clad groups with anarchist and anti-fascist banners could be seen moving quickly on the outskirts of the main protests.Marchers, some red-eyed from pepper spray, chanted: “No deportation, no KKK, no fascist USA!”Several demonstrators were carrying batons and other weapons, police said, while at least one protester was hurt and was seen receiving treatment for a head wound.The front windows of businesses including a Starbucks and a Bank of America were smashed to pieces.’Sad day’ to be AmericanThe majority of protests in the city were peaceful — whether people came to register anger, dissent or dismay at Trump’s election victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.Groups of Trump supporters passed by the protests on the way to hail their hero, and some insults were thrown, but the two sides kept largely apart.One sign showing a smiling image of Russian President Vladimir Putin read: “Putin’s pick is nyet my president.”A 27-year-old financial worker from Tampa Bay in Florida, who did not want to give his name for fear of retaliation by his employer, said he was fearful for the future.”There is nothing to hope for except for grassroots efforts to oppose him,” he told AFP.Protesters said they feared Trump would be an extremist president, taking a hardline approach on everything from immigration to gutting public services.”It’s a sad day to be an American,” said 26-year-old Washington resident Colin Hernandez.Public interest lawyer Renee Steinhagen, 61, came down from New York to join the protests.”This is a simple act of resistance. It’s better than staying at home,” she said.John Zangas, a longtime DC resident, said it felt like the city was “under siege” given the number of police on the streets.”This should be a momentous occasion, not one where flash-bang (noise grenades) and tear gas are deployed against citizens,” Zangas said.last_img read more