Celebrating 20 years Bell Fund launches new program and direction

first_imgFunding content that attracts audiences everywhereThe Short-Form Digital Series Non-Fiction Program will provide a grant up to $150,000 for original documentaries, lifestyle and factual programming that have a maximum length of 15 minutes per episode and a minimum of six episodes. To be eligible a producer now has more platform options, including a CRTC licensed Canadian broadcaster-owned digital platform, hybrid VOD services and digital platforms accessible to Canadians.  “We want to invest in commercially successful content which will attract larger audiences everywhere, in Canada and around the world on broadcast and streaming platforms,” said Nancy Chapelle, Executive Director of the Bell Fund.After the launch of the Short-Form Digital Series Non-Fiction Program in November the next deadlines are February 1, 2018 for its Development Programs (Slate Development, Webdocs Development) and May 7, 2018 for the second deadline of the Short-Form Digital Series, fiction (comedy, drama). The Bell Fund will continue to support TV series by committing a significant portion of its funding to the launch of a new program, also with the May 7 deadline. These new programs are based on input from extensive industry consultations conducted by the Bell Fund over the past eight months. The Fund will also continue to run its popular professional development program – details will be released later this year.The Bell Fund is pleased to launch its first pilot program for producers who have always been at the forefront of creating innovative ways to tell reality-based stories. New guidelines and eligibility requirements for November’s Short-Form Digital Non-Fiction deadline are available on the Bell Fund website www.bellfund.ca. Please contact the Bell Fund directly for more information on any of the Fund’s new programs.About the Bell FundThe Bell Fund provides grants to Canadian media content makers who create and produce engaging content for audiences in Canada and around the world. Bell Fund investments support content development and production for broadcast and digital platforms that are accessible to all Canadians. For 20 years, since 1997, the Bell Fund has invested over $200 million in 2,000 Canadian digital media projects and television programs. The Bell Fund also supports training, research, professional development and promotion for the Canadian media production industry.The Bell Fund receives annual contributions of approximately $17 million from Bell TV as part of its broadcast distribution undertaking (BDU) contributions to the industry. The Fund was also awarded a $10 million endowment from Bell TV which supports the Fund’s development programming. The Bell Fund is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, governed by an independent Board of Directors representing various sectors of the television and digital media industry. Login/Register With: “Digital media has significantly transformed the production industry which is why the Bell Fund must continue adapting. Our new programs embrace this reality and will continue to move the industry forward,” said Bell Fund Chair Suzanne Guèvremont, who is also General Manager of Montreal’s NAD (School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design) and Vice Chair of SODEC. “Our 20th anniversary makes this a time to reflect on the great work we’ve invested in and to look forward as we address the  challenging times content creators are facing in a multi-platform world,” added Guèvremont. Since 1997 the Bell Fund has invested over $200 million in 2,000 projects.The four new pilot programs were created in response to the CRTC’s update of the Policy Framework for Certified Independent Production Funds. To increase the variety of productions that are accessible to all Canadians in our multi-platform universe the Bell Fund is expanding its programming to include a variety of formats and platforms. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement TORONTO and MONTRÉAL, Sept. 25, 2017 /CNW/ – The Bell Fund is launching the first of four pilot programs as it celebrates its twentieth anniversary of investing in the Canadian media production industry. The Fund’s first deadline will be November 13, 2017 for its Short-Form Digital Series for non-fiction which covers factual, lifestyle and documentary programming. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Lubicon say Alberta ignoring oil spill health concerns

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Lubicon Cree say the Alberta government has done little since 28,000 barrels of crude oil spilled from a broken pipeline onto lands claimed by the First Nations community.Alberta environmental officials continue to refute claims by the Lubicon that the spill has soiled the air and is making people sick.Alberta hasn’t even bothered to send any health officials to the community.Many residents are saying that the odour is causing a burning feeling in their eyes and chest.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto took a tour of the area by helicopter and said she felt the same symptoms.“The small seems to waft in and out,” LoPinto reported. “Since I have arrived I have been feeling…nausea, headaches, burning and itchy eyes.last_img read more

ONGC gets green nod for Rs 240 cr project in Assam

first_imgNew Delhi: State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has received the green nod to drill six development wells in Assam at an estimated cost of Rs 240 crore. The Union Environment Ministry has given the environment clearance for six development wells in five mining lease blocks in Jorhat and Golghat districts, according to an official document. The company had sought permission for drilling 12 development wells but it received clearance for six wells at present. The clearance, which is subject to compliance of certain conditions, has been given after taking into consideration the recommendation of a green panel. The total mining lease area of Jorhat and Golaghat districts is 32.116 sq km and 120.5 sq km, respectively. The total project cost is pegged at Rs 240 crore. ONGC said the proposed project aims to enhance reliable hydrocarbon supplies, which will bring economic benefits and provide indirect employment opportunities to the local people and also benefit the area by way of improvement in existing infrastructure. The company has obtained the first stage forest clearance for the project. ONGC is the largest producer of oil and gas in the country, contributing 72.4 per cent of the crude oil and 48.5 per cent of the natural gas production. At present, over 78 per cent of India’s oil requirements are being met through imports.last_img read more

UN officials stress intermission cooperation as vital to filling critical peacekeeping gaps

“Time and space are key considerations when responding to a crisis. It is about the ability to deploy the right resources to the right place, at the right time and with the right capabilities,” the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, told the Security Council, as it met to discuss UN peacekeeping operations.“Inter-mission cooperation (IMC) fills gaps, if temporarily and on a relatively limited scale,” he added.While there is no official definition of inter-mission cooperation, Mr. Ladsous noted that it involves the temporary transfer or sharing of personnel and assets contributed by Member States between two or more missions, often in geographical proximity to one another.“IMC is by no means a new tool,” he stated, recalling that the peacekeeping operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, known by the acronym UNMIBH, contributed some uniformed personnel towards the starting up of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) in 1999. More recently, missions in a number of African countries provided logistical support to the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in the wake of the devastating earthquake which struck the Caribbean nation in January 2010, while civilian personnel from virtually every field mission arrived to fill critical staffing shortfalls. This year, support from several Middle East missions was critical to getting the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) operational.While not new, IMC has gained additional appeal in recent years due to several factors, the peacekeeping chief noted. These are the recurrent gap in some “critical enablers and force multipliers,” such as helicopters; the rationalization of scarce resources amid the current financial climate; and the flexibility and versatility of IMC.In her remarks to the Council meeting, the Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, Ameerah Haq, stressed that IMC should not be seen as anything more than a “stop-gap” and should be used as a temporary measure to fill critical gaps or provide for a surge. “IMC in the context of mission support is all about ensuring that troops and civilian personnel, and military and other assets, can be redeployed to another mission at short notice; sustained while in a temporary site due to a mission start-up or crisis; and, ultimately, returned to their original location and intended use,” she stated. Ms. Haq noted that the goal of responding to the exigencies of peacekeeping operations in a timely way, with high-quality support, in a cost-effective manner, lies at the heart of the Global Field Support Strategy. “Its basic premise is that peacekeeping should not be seen as a series of independent missions but as a global enterprise with which the UN can leverage its presence and bring about efficiency gains and synergies for the benefit of missions and their personnel,” she said.Two core elements of the Strategy – the Regional Service Centre in Entebbe and the Global Service Centre in Brindisi – attest to the importance of putting in place the institutional architecture that allows IMC to succeed, Ms. Haq added, noting that both are important components of a global network of assets and expertise that can be drawn from when necessary to fulfil critical mission start-up and sustainment needs. read more

Campus Security investigating two collisions near campus

A pair of drivers involved in motor vehicle collisions on or near campus this week are being sought by Campus Security.On Monday, Jan. 21 at 4:37 p.m., a black Hyundai Santa Fe was struck from behind by a black Nissan while travelling east on Sir Isaac Brock Way between Glenridge Ave. and John MacDonnell Dr. The Nissan then changed lanes and was last seen turning right onto Schmon Parkway and into the Niagara Region parking lot. The driver is described as a female, 20-35 years old. The plate on the vehicle may have been a veteran’s plate with a poppy on it.On Tuesday, Jan. 22 at around 8:16 a.m., an orange Toyota Matrix was travelling west on Isaac Brock Blvd. North entering the campus when a blue or green older model Astro or Safari minivan travelling in the same direction in the other lane quickly changed lanes striking the Toyota Matrix, causing extensive damage to the front end. The van then fled the scene, entering a one-way turning lane in the wrong direction and exited the campus.Anyone with information on the vehicles involved in these collisions is asked to contact campus security at security@brocku.ca or by phoning 905-688-5550 x4300. read more

Terex Trucks highlights presence in Myanmar mining market

first_imgNovember saw another first for Terex Trucks when the articulated and rigid truck manufacturer, now part of Volvo Construction Equipment, exhibited for the first time in Myanmar at Mining Myanmar 2014, the international trade exhibition for Mining and Minerals Recovery. A photo of Terex Trucks at a Myanmar copper mine also featured prominently on the program of the International Mining Myanmar Conference 2014, held at the same venue and in association with the exhibition.After decades of self-imposed isolation from the wider world, Myanmar has opened up to investment and development in recent years and the mineral-rich country is now prime territory for the discovery of new and high quality deposits. This presents an equally valuable opportunity for equipment manufacturers to help extract the minerals that are so abundant in the country. Terex Trucks first entered the market in August 2013 with the appointment of Aung Hein Min (AHM Heavy) as a distributor in the region.Attracting crowds at the event was a 38 t payload Terex Trucks TA400 articulated hauler exhibited by AHM. Terex Trucks states: “A class-leader in productivity, the TA400 showcases the perfect balance between weight and power. Benefits of the machine include a high performance 331 kW engine that provides excellent productivity and fuel efficiency, as well as a proven and robust complete drivetrain that allows the TA400 to excel even in the toughest sites which is particularly beneficial in this tropical and often extremely wet nation.”John Bennett, Terex Trucks Business Director for the region has been working with AHM for the past year. He commented: “Appointing AHM Heavy last year was our first entry into Myanmar and was an important move for Terex Trucks to make. For such a key market it was important to find a good partner in the region. AHM Heavy has a long-standing reputation in the area and is well-known for offering excellent products and services. We’re looking forward to a bright future together in Myanmar and were happy to exhibit at the Mining Myanmar exhibition for the first time.”Most recently, 20 TA400s went into operation at Hpakan, a jade mining application in the Kachin State in Northern Myanmar. Terex Trucks machines are known to perform well in hot climates, such as in neighbouring Indonesia where Terex Trucks has been operating for many years. “Terex Trucks has already proven to be a popular truck manufacturer in Myanmar, and the attention that we received at the exhibition was a testament to that,” said Zaw Naing Oo of AHM. “We received many positive enquiries about the Terex Trucks range during and after the show so we anticipate a very busy time ahead.”Mining Myanmar 2014 and the International Mining Myanmar Conference 2014 took place at the Myanmar Convention Centre in Yangon. Terex Trucks was one of 185 leading companies from around the world to exhibit at the show.last_img read more

RK Vojvodina and Sergo Datukashvili part ways

Serbian TOP team RK Vojvodina Novi Sad confirmed termination of the contract with Georgian left back Sergo Datukashvili by mutual agreement. Experienced 37 years-old shooter struggiling to recover from the injury which ruled him out of the court for the whole second part of the last season.The former member of TBV Lemgo and RK Gorenje Velenje came to Novi Sad before the start of season 2013/2015. He scored 18 goals in EHF Cup campaign with Vojvodina, who won the “double crown” in domestic competitions and reached the VELUX EHF Champions League for the first time. RK VojvodinaSergo Datukashvili ← Previous Story Laszlo Nagy about Ortega departure: One of the worst days in my career Next Story → Kiril Lazarov about Chema Rodriguez: He prepares coffee, you just need to drink read more

SPOILERS WWE Smackdown taping results to air 123115

first_img Pinterest WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte The following was taped on Tuesday night in Washington, DC.WWE Smackdown tapings for December 31, 2015:* The New Day opened the show to celebrate New Year’s Eve.* The Dudley Boyz & Kalisto def. The New Day.* Tyler Breeze def. Goldust. After the match, Summer Rae said they have a huge New Year’s announcement. Breeze revealed they would be going their separate ways starting in the new year. They decided to have one final selife together.* Braun Strowman & Luke Harper def. The Usos.* John Cena will return to Smackdown next week for the USA Network debut.* Alicia Fox & Brie Bella def. Naomi & Tamina.* Dolph Ziggler def. Bo Dallas.* WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns & WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose def. Sheamus & Kevin Owens via DQ. Owens pulled Reigns out of the ring and crotched him on the ring post. Owens and Sheamus beat down Reigns and Ambrose. Reigns prevented Owens from powerbombing Ambrose through the announce table again. Reigns with Superman punches to both Sheamus and Owens.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Seth Rollins WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Google+ Twitter Now Playing Up Next Videos Articlescenter_img WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Shawn Michaels Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX WrestleMania: SNL Weekend Updates Michael Che And Colin Jost Got Strowman WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

For Commercial Drones the Biggest Questions Remain Unanswered

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine If the rumors are true, advocates for America’s nascent commercial drone industry will not be pleased. Following a National Transportation Safety Board ruling last week that placed the power to regulate small drones squarely in the hands of the Federal Aviation Administration, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that long-awaited rules regulating commercial drones are expected to be narrowly focused and stringent, keeping drones below 400 feet and within the operator’s line of sight.Such limiting regulations would preclude drone use for highly-touted applications like pipeline inspection and large-scale crop monitoring. Beyond that, last week’s ruling in favor of the FAA means that drones of all sizes will be covered under the regulations. Photography drones weighing less than five pounds, such as the now ubiquitous DJI Phantom series quadrotor, will likely be regulated the same way as much larger, gas-powered drones like Boeing’s 40-pound ScanEagle, which is used by militaries and private industry for sophisticated missions.The news is a setback for those hoping that, based on a prior NTSB ruling finding against the FAA, small drones weighing less than 10 lbs. (including DJI’s Phantom and 3D Robotics IRIS) would not be held to the same standards as other aircraft the FAA regulates.The idea that small drones might not be regulated as “aircraft” by FAA definition stems from a case in which a drone operator named Raphael Pirker was fined $10,000 by the FAA for using a small, styrofoam drone to gather footage for a University of Virginia Medical School advertisement, a service for which he charged a fee. While the transaction ran afoul of the FAA’s near-universal ban on using drones for commercial gain in the U.S., the FAA chose to cite Pirker for flying recklessly. An NTSB judge threw out the case in March on grounds that the FAA had not previously regulated model RC aircraft like the one flown by Pirker and had no grounds to do so now. Pirker’s flight also took place before the passing of the 2012 FAA reauthorization bill by Congress, which mandated the FAA to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into the national airspace. (A draft rule on more sweeping drone regulations is expected before the end of the year.)The Pirker ruling led many to believe that small drones wouldn’t be regulated the same way as larger small drones—unmanned aerial systems typically defined as those weighing less than 55 pounds. But the FAA has since taken action to clarify its own rules toward small drones, and last week’s overturning of the Pirker decision further solidifies is position as the authority that will regulate all unmanned aerial systems as the commercial drone industry attempts to take off. It’s also another shot across the bow to those attempting to fly under the FAA’s radar as they use drones to commercial ends.“A lot of people like to insinuate that there’s a grey area with the law: ‘What I’m doing doesn’t break any FAA rules because I’m not charging for my flight,’” says Patrick Egan, an editor at sUAS News and drone industry advocate. “These are the shadows that people like to hide in. With the NTSB ruling, the gray areas had some light thrown on them.”Coupled with the rumors trickling out of the government concerning the proposed regulations, the ruling has proven troubling for many in the industry. Those who thought that small UAS might not be regulated by the FAA, or that they would be regulated different from larger, more complicated, and potentially more dangerous drones are facing a regulatory future in which very small drones and larger drones are treated alike.“Where do you draw the line in terms of which UAS are regulated and which are not?” says John McGraw, an aerospace industry consultant and former FAA flight standards official. “The NTSB hasn’t said, but it has affirmed that the FAA has pretty broad authority to draw that line.”Reports leaked to the Journal suggest that it may not draw much of a line at all. According to its report, the FAA’s proposed regulations plan to place all drones weighing less than 55 pounds under one set of rules, require that all drones remain within line of sight of the operator (and below 400 feet), and require pilots to have dozens of flying hours in manned aircraft before being certified to fly commercial drones. Advocates for the commercial drone industry have pushed back against every last one of these requirements, and many hoping to launch drone-related enterprises may have to reevaluate their business cases.But such rules would also likely require a change in FAA structure and mission, which could be difficult given the agency’s current funding and manpower.“After rules are issued, people are going to gravitate toward compliance with the law,” Egan says. “They’ll want to build businesses. But the FAA has a problem right now. It’s a double-edged sword with the NTSB ruling. You want to regulate toys? Well, now you’re regulating toys. If that’s going to be your deal, you’re going to have to evolve into being some kind of consumer safety organization and get down to the Toys ‘R’ Us level. I don’t know how they’re going to do that.”Of course, the NTSB ruling doesn’t require the FAA to regulate every single aircraft, large or small, that takes to the airspace. However, it does give the agency the leeway to do so. If the proposed rules that leaked to the Journal this weekend are in fact a real barometer of the agency’s thinking, it suggests that the FAA will indeed have the power to regulate small drones the same as large ones and may do so. But how that will carry through to the practice of enforcement is yet another matter for the FAA to determine, and in that light the NTSB decision could have more symbolic than practical impact.“[The ruling] just reaffirms what the FAA thinks was its authority all along,” McGraw says. “It’s not a shift in position for them. And it’s not their intent to regulate paper airplanes.” 6 min read November 24, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

A uMatrix guide for Firefox

first_imgA uMatrix guide for Firefox by Martin Brinkmann on November 28, 2017 in Firefox – Last Update: November 28, 2017 – 63 commentsThe Firefox extension uMatrix (it is also available for Chrome and other browsers), gives users control over a website’s connections, and data that is loaded when the site is loaded in the browser.The extension is developed and maintained by Raymond Hill (Gorhill), the developer of uBlock Origin, a popular content blocker that is also available for various browsers including Firefox.Why two extensions and not just one? While both extensions can be used for the same purpose — blocking content — they are different when it comes to scope. Without going into too many details: uMatrix is like the advanced brother of uBlock Origin. It gives you more control, and comes with privacy enhancements on top of that.uMatrix for FirefoxYou can install uMatrix in any recent version of the Firefox web browser from Mozilla AMO. Simply visit the website, and click on the “add to Firefox” button to do so. I suggest you disable or remove any content blocker that is installed in the browser before you do so (e.g. NoScript, uBlock Origin, Adblock Plus) to avoid issues.The extension adds an icon to Firefox’s main toolbar that you use to control what sites may load. Before you do, you may want to visit the options of the extension to make changes to the initial configuration.The preferences are divided into tabs, similarly to how this is handled in uBlock Origin.Here is a list of preferences that you may find useful. I suggest you go through them all though as you may find some useful that are not mentioned here.Settings > Convenience — Show the number of distinct requests on the icon.Settings > Convenience — Collapse placeholder of blocked elements. (If an element is blocked, placeholder is collapsed. May result in a cleaner site, may cause display issues on some sites.Privacy — Delete blocked cookies. uMatrix does not prevent sites from setting (blacklisted) cookies, but it blocks cookies from leaving your local system.Privacy — Delete local storage content set by blocked hostnames.Privacy — Spoof HTTP referrer string of third-party requestsPrivacy –Spoof User-Agent string by randomly picking a new one below every x minutes.You may also check the list of hosts lists the extension uses by default, and may add new lists to it. It loads six lists by default to block malware, ads and tracking servers automatically.Once you are done with that, you need to decide how to run uMatrix. You have two main options basically to do so: block all or allow all.The interfaceThe interface may look intimidating on first glance. It lists all first party and third-party connections a web page makes, and data types such as cookies, CSS or script, that are loaded or blocked.Colors are used to indicate loaded and blocked content, with green highlighting content that is loaded and red content that is blocked.You may click on a header, e.g. cookie, to set up uMatrix to allow or disallow this type of data globally (with exceptions that you define). Green indicates that a content type is allowed, red that it is disallowed.Tip: you set something to allowed (green) if you click in the upper half of a box, and to disallowed (red) if you click in the lower half. The difference between dark and light green, and dark and light red is the following one: Darker colors mean that there is a whitelist or blacklist entry assigned to the cell, lighter colors that the status is inherited.Another option that you have is to allow or disallow for specific hostnames. You may block or allow all for a hostname, or use the granular controls to allow or disallow certain types of data, for instance frames.Block allIf you set uMatrix to block all, all is blocked from being loaded except for the things that you whitelist. To enable the block all mode, blacklist (set to red) the “all” and “frame” cells of the table.You may want to allow the “css” and “img” cells so that styles and images do get loaded when you connect to sites.Click on the padlock icon to save the modified configuration.This mode blocks all but CSS and images. It improves privacy and security, and is beneficial to the bandwidth on top of that. A downside to this is that you will run into sites that don’t render properly or at all so that you may need to allow certain things on particular sites to access them.Allow AllAllow all allows any connection and type to be loaded with the exception of hostnames that are blacklisted. This is better for compatibility purposes, but problematic from a privacy and security point of view.To configure it, set the “all” cell to green, and make sure any other cell is set to green as well. Don’t forget to click on the padlock icon to save the new configuration.The core advantage of allow all is that you won’t run into nearly as many rendering issues as with block all, but the effect on privacy and security is diminished.Closing WordsHow you configure uMatrix depends entirely on you. If you want maximum privacy and security, you should go with the block all approach and whitelist only hostnames that you trust. You can still allow certain things temporarily using uMatrix, or load a site in private browsing mode instead.uMatrix resources and further readinguMatrix GitHub pageuMatrix Wiki (detailed information on all aspects of the extension, and more)SummaryArticle NameA uMatrix guide for FirefoxDescriptionThe uMatrix guide for Firefox helps you get started with the Firefox extension uMatrix, a sophisticated connection and ontent blocker for the browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Scoring the World Surfing Games A guide

first_imgTo the layman, the International Surfing Association (ISA)’s upcoming 2016 World Surfing Games in Jacó might simply be a great display of surfing by athletes from around the globe. But, those athletes are competing to win, and in large part, a panel of judges will decide who’s the best.The competition gets underway this Sunday, Aug. 7 and ends Aug. 14.Four medals — gold, silver, bronze and copper — will be awarded in the individual men and women’s categories as well as for national teams. Each participating country’s team is made up of four men and two women. Surfers will accumulate points individually, with the team awards going to those with the highest aggregate score among all teammates. Double eliminationThe ISA World Surfing Games, and all ISA events, are double elimination rounds. There are primary heats in each category, and the first and second place winners automatically continue to the next round while the third and fourth place surfers move over to the repechage heats, where they have a second chance to get back into the finals. In repechage, the first and second place winners move on to the finals.For men, there will be six rounds for the winners’ bracket and nine for the repechage bracket. For women, there will be four rounds for the winners’ bracket and seven for the repechage bracket.Heats will last between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the waves. The length will be decided by the contest director after consultation with the head judge.JudgingThe ISA has specific judging criteria for all of its events:“The surfer must perform radical controlled manoeuvres in the critical sections of a wave with speed, power and flow. Innovative/Progressive surfing as well as the Combination and Variety of Repertoire (of MAJOR maneuvers) will also be taken into consideration when rewarding points for a surfer’s performance. The surfer who performs to the criteria above, exhibiting the maximum Degree of Difficulty and Commitment on the waves shall maximize his/her scoring potential.” (Underlining and bolding is from the ISA rulebook.)The two primary types of surfing in this contest will be aerial and power. Airs are judged and considered successful when the maneuver is landed and the surfer can ride it out with forward momentum. Otherwise, the surfer will perform controlled maneuvers “in the critical sections of a wave, with speed, rhythm and flow,” according to the official regulations.ISA president Fernando Aguerre said, “Doing airs does not necessarily mean a higher score than power surfing, variety, etc.”The judges must determine points based on the following criteria:Where was the first maneuver executed?How well was it executed?How well were the maneuvers connected together?Did the surfer execute rail-to-rail turns through the flat sections or hop through the flat sections or through to the next section?How did the outside maneuvers compare to the inside maneuvers?How deep was the surfer at the initial point of take-off?How did the surfer utilize/flow on the wave?Did the surfer make sections and were the maneuvers functional?Was the maneuver completed with control?For each wave the surfer rides, a 0 to 10 scoring system used by the ISA is broken up into the following categories: 0.1 – 1.9 Poor; 2.0 – 3.9 Fair; 4.0 – 5.9 Average; 6.0 – 7.9 Good; and 8.0 – 10 Excellent.There are five judges who individually score each ride. The highest and lowest scores given are thrown out and the remaining three scores are averaged to give the final score for the wave. Adding up the scores from a surfer’s best two waves gives the surfer her final score for the heat.If there is a tie between two surfers, judges will consider the wave score average for the best wave. If there is still a tie, they total the wave score average for the three best waves, and if there’s still a tie after that, they add in the score for a fourth wave.A priority system for catching waves kicks in once the first surfer in a heat catches a wave. Colored discs or flags held up on shore indicate which surfer has priority for a wave.Competitors and beach spectators will be able to follow each surfer’s progress thanks to an electronic scoring system that rapidly averages out the judges’ scores. The contest announcer lets the surfers in the water and the beachgoers know the wave’s score.This helps the surfer with his/her strategy. Also, getting the score live adds to the excitement.The judgesThe World Surfing Games in Jacó will be a two podium event, meaning there will be two competition areas with separate judges’ podiums. The two head judges, from South Africa and Brazil, will join a selection of international judges culled from the countries who ranked first, second and third in the 2015 ISA World Surf Championships: Costa Rica, Portugal and the United States.Australia, Peru, France and Hawaii also have representation. In addition, there are appointed judges with no national affiliation. The Technical Committee’s selection of these important people is based on a judge’s ISA event experience, accreditation level, professional experience judging surfing competitions and their internal ISA rating.Representing Costa Rica on the judges’ platform will be Gustavo Corrales. Jacó will be his sixth ISA event. Corrales has been a judge for 10 years, starting on Costa Rica’s National Circuit and getting his ISA certification in 2008.Lest one think a Costa Rican judge on the podium would lean favorably towards the Ticos, Corrales said it’s “totally the opposite. I judge harder and do my job as a professional.”PenaltiesCompetitors can be penalized for a variety of infractions. Interfering with a surfer who has priority or the inside position while paddling to catch a wave is an interference penalty. If three out of the five judges call it, then the wave counts as a 0. This and other types of interferences carry additional point penalties for a surfer’s final score.Now that you’ve studied up, head to Jacó to cheer on the Ticos (or whichever your favorite team is).Read all of The Tico Times’ coverage of the World Surfing Games 2016 here. 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Fed Ends Year on High Note with Optimistic Beige Book

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Federal Reserve officials released on Wednesday their final summary of economic conditions in 2014, ending the year on an upbeat note with reports of continued growth.In its latest Beige Book—a catalog of economic reports from contacts across all 12 Fed districts—the central bank noted that “national economic activity continued to expand in October and November.”Missing from the latest phrasing is the Fed’s usual qualifier, which typically describes growth as “modest to moderate.” The change could signal a more optimistic outlook from policymakers, who voted in October to end the central bank’s most recent round of quantitative easing and who are now faced with the prospect of raising interest rates.The report also found that contacts in many districts “remained optimistic about the outlook for future economic activity.”Contacts reported improvements across all economic segments in most districts, though indicators were mixed regionally.In the housing arena, both construction and real estate activity expanded overall in the last two months, with a “fair amount of variation” across sectors. Homebuilding increased on balance across the country, though the multifamily side of the market remained stronger than the single-family side in several districts. Of particular note, the Dallas district saw an increase in construction-related lending, with strength reported in loans for both single-family and multifamily projects.About half of the districts reported an increase in home sales, according to the Fed, though that also leaned more toward the multifamily sector in many districts. Home prices were little changed in most regions, excepting the Richmond, Atlanta, Dallas, and San Francisco districts.On the financing side, lending held steady or increased across most areas, with a few districts reporting more aggressive competition on loan pricing and terms and an easing in lending standards.Home mortgage lending was up in a number of regions, “reflecting a mix of new mortgages, refinancings, and home equity lines of credit,” the Fed said. However, the environment remains tough for first-time homebuyers, particularly in the Cleveland and Richmond districts, where hopeful borrowers continued to face challenges qualifying for a loan.The Fed also added that contacts in the Boston area were optimistic that the new Qualified Residential Mortgage rule would help boost lending volumes.Other economic signs were similarly encouraging. In the labor market, employment gains in the past two months were widespread across the nation, though contacts in some districts reported continued difficulties filling roles in skilled positions.Hiring plans increased in New York, Chicago, and St. Louis, according to the Fed, and firms in Kansas City and Dallas reported difficulties retaining key workers as labor market conditions strengthened. Beige Book Federal Reserve Housing Starts Jobs 2014-12-03 Tory Barringer Fed Ends Year on High Note with Optimistic Beige Bookcenter_img December 3, 2014 466 Views Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgWith a flurry of Christmas albums, Canadian artists find unique ways to mark the season Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland of the band “Whitehorse” are seen in this undated handout photo. Folk-rockers Whitehorse spent years fending off pressure to write a Christmas song. And yet every holiday season, the husband-and-wife duo would be circled by the head of their record label who wanted to rope them into making a holiday ditty. Radio would love it, they were told. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Jen Squires, Six Shooter Records *MANDATORY CREDIT* ——Listen to a playlist of Christmas and holiday songs from Canadian artists on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Ub8hm8 TORONTO — Folk-rockers Whitehorse spent years fending off pressure to write a Christmas song.And yet every holiday season, the husband-and-wife duo would be circled by the head of their record label who wanted to rope them into making a holiday ditty. Radio would love it, they were told.But for the longest time Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland weren’t convinced. They didn’t see the point of throwing another track onto the pile of disposable festive anthems.“There are a lot of beautiful Christmas songs,” McClelland acknowledges before adding that she rarely plays any of them at home.“You hear enough of it out in the world.”Doucet winces as he reflects on one example that deeply scarred him — Paul McCartney’s 1979 track “Wonderful Christmastime,” which he says rings through the halls of department stores so interminably that he feels pushed to the edge.So it’s not surprising that “A Whitehorse Winter Classic” feels less enthused about Christmas than a typical holiday album. The sobering nine-track collection offers a mixture of reflection, loneliness and bittersweet sentiment.The album stands out this year amongst a considerable selection of Canadian artists who are tapping into listeners’ insatiable appetite for the holiday season.No fewer than six homegrown acts have released full-length Christmas albums in 2018. That includes a jazzy effort from Serena Ryder, a country-fused release by Jess Moskaluke and carols and hymns by contemporary Christian musician Matt Maher. There’s also Walk Off the Earth’s newest Christmas release and William Shatner’s quirky record “Shatner Claus,” where the “Star Trek” alum riffs on classics of the genre.Whitehorse is easily the darkest spin on the yuletide season.“It is an emotionally rich time,” McClelland said. “A time of nostalgia. And that can be a very complicated feeling of highs and lows, the good and bad.”The band’s cover of the Pretenders’ downbeat “2000 Miles” marks one of the most familiar highlights, while the bouncy original “Ho Ho Ho” throws some pep into the story of a loved one who’s stuck at the airport, presumably on Christmas Eve.“Merry Xmas, Baby (I Hope You Get What You Deserve),” carries a glaringly spiteful twist. Doucet describes the song as the Pixies meet The La’s with a sprinkle of inspiration from the “Kids in the Hall” theme song.“If (the songs) are not about Christmas specifically, they will be evocative of some of the ways people feel,” Doucet says.Making a Christmas album used to be one of the necessary steps in nearly every major artist’s recording contract — somewhere between their debut album and a greatest hits collection. The point was to goose sales over the holidays as shoppers tossed a CD into their carts while buying gifts.Practically all of the biggest stars have done it at some point, including Canadian artists Celine Dion, Michael Buble, Justin Bieber and Sarah McLachlan, who’s released two holiday albums. But with CD sales flagging for years, Christmas songs have taken on a different value through streaming music platforms.For a few weeks each year, performers in various music genres are lumped into official playlists across Spotify, Apple Music and other services, each one offering the possibility of exposing them to an array of new listeners — and potentially lifelong fans.Overall, the quantity of Christmas music being streamed by Canadians is growing at a steady pace each year, according to Nielsen Music Canada. Last year, holiday music plays were up 30 per cent from 2016, which itself had grown 80 per cent from the year prior.This year, holiday streams are up 42 per cent as more listeners put away old CDs and dive into collections like Spotify’s Christmas in Canada and Apple’s A Very Canadian Christmas.Wes Marskell, drummer for indie rock pair The Darcys, knows a few things about the resonance of a Christmas tune. Two years ago, his band released a cover of Mariah Carey favourite “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” spiced with electronic beats, and it became a cult hit on streaming platforms.Last Christmas, The Darcys returned to the holidays with the original “Another Log on the Fire,” and watched as listeners added it to their playlist rotations en masse.“People literally put a Christmas playlist on repeat all day, starting November 1st,” Marskell says.“This is a time when people are just thirsty for Christmas.”Walk Off the Earth’s Sarah Blackwood says chasing those listeners is one of the reasons her band released the six-track EP “Subscribe to the Holidays.” It’s their third holiday album, and part of a tradition she says helps achieve the “ultimate goal” of scoring valuable real estate on playlists.“The higher you get on a playlist… the more people are listening to your music,” Blackwood says.“I just renovated a studio and the whole time I would just say: ‘Hey Siri,’ or, ‘Hey Alexa, play an acoustic covers playlist on Spotify.’ And there it is. It goes on and on, and you’re discovering artists.”Like Walk Off the Earth’s famed YouTube videos — which launched them into the viral stratosphere with a cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” — the band’s upbeat Christmas album includes a number of songs that perfect for social media.The reggae-fused “Happy Hanukkah” features radio favourite Scott Helman, while “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” showcases Blackwood’s five-year-old son on the vocals.The band will take their Christmas spirit to a number of public platforms in the coming weeks, including Good Morning America and a series of entertainment talk show appearances.Playing Christmas gigs is another one of the perks of a holiday album, says Serena Ryder. The singer dove wholeheartedly into the season with an appearance at Toronto’s Santa Claus Parade last year before stepping into the studio to record “Christmas Kisses.”The project offered an avenue for Ryder to dabble in her dreams of producing a jazz album, a sound which takes shape on renditions of “Let It Snow” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” She’ll bring those songs to a number of concerts on the East Coast this month.“I hope that doing this album means I get to do Christmas shows every year,” Ryder says.“They’re such a joyful experience. Parents. Kids. All those things.”Whitehorse is taking a comparably muted approach with their own “A Whitehorse Winter Classic.”They aren’t planning tour dates for the holidays, although they will appear in guest spots at other artists’ shows. 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