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Marriage website crashes after launch

first_imgNZ Herald 30 July 2012An anti-gay marriage website has had a few teething problems – it crashed shortly after launch and a US band is appalled one of its songs has been used without permission. The band, Train,  was yesterday informed via Twitter that the video for their song Marry Me had been used on protectmarriage.org.nz, which was launched over the weekend to galvanise opposition to Labour MP Louisa Wall’s Marriage Equality Bill. “Didn’t know. Getting it off asap. Tnx 4 tip,” the band wrote in response to Kiwi user Mikey_J_S. As of midday today however, the song was still embedded in the website’s homepage. Wall’s bill, which was drawn from the ballot last week, seeks to define marriage as a union of two people, “regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity”. However the new website claims marriage is defined as “one man, one woman”. The National Marriage Coalition New Zealand, Family First NZ, FamilyLife NZ, and Focus on the Family have combined to create the website. Earlier today the site appeared to have crashed temporarily. Visitors to the site received a pop-up internal server error message. It said the most likely cause of the site crash was website maintenance or a programming error.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10823203last_img read more

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England eight selected to take on France

first_img1 May 2018 England eight selected to take on France Tags: France, International, Vidauban Golf Club England has named a team of eight top players to play France in an international match later this month.They are: Todd Clements of Essex, Bailey Gill and David Hague of Yorkshire, Ben Jones of Northamptonshire, Matthew Jordan of Cheshire, Billy McKenzie of Hampshire, Gian-Marco Petrozzi of Staffordshire and Andrew Wilson of Durham.The biennial match will be played at Vidauban Golf Club, near Nice, on 12-13 May. It was first played in 1934 and England have won 29 times, conceding just five matches. The French team were last successful in 2010 in Chantilly.The England team is in great form. Clements, Hague, Jordan and Petrozzi have just won the European Nations Championship by 20 shots in Spain. Clements, who is the English amateur champion, also won the individual title.McKenzie and Petrozzi have also won individual titles this season, respectively claiming the Spanish amateur and the New South Wales amateur. Gill and Jones were joint runners-up in the Portuguese amateur.Last season Jordan played in the GB&I Walker Cup team and won the St Andrew’s Links Trophy. Hague won the North of England amateur and the Lagonda Trophy. Wilson won the Lee Westwood Trophy and was runner up in the North of England.The team:Todd Clements, 21, Braintree, EssexBailey Gill, 20, Lindrick, YorkshireDavid Hague, 21, Malton & Norton, YorkshireBen Jones, 18, Northamptonshire CountyMatthew Jordan, 22, Royal Liverpool, CheshireBilly McKenzie, 23, Rowlands Castle, HampshireGian-Marco Petrozzi, 21, Trentham, StaffordshireAndrew Wilson, 24, Darlington, DurhamCaption: Todd Clements (image copyrightLeaderboard Photography).last_img read more

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Sutherland overcomes power outage to capture Nelson Ladies Bonspiel

first_imgBy Terri Richardson, Nelson Curling ClubWell, if you were watching the “Roar To The Rings” Olympic curling qualifier on television this past week, you were probably glued to your seat as you watched sixteen of Canada’s, and probably the world’s, best curlers battle it out for the optimum experience of any athletes career, to represent your country at the Olympics. While the semis and the finals were garnering the country’s attention, the Nelson Curling Centre was hosting its own Olympics in a bit of a different fashion. It was called The Redneck Olympics, which was this year’s theme for the Ladies annual bonspiel.  Teams from throughout the West Kootenays battled it out in the three-event spiel to have a local team garner the gold medal.  The A final saw Allison Sutherland’s team, comprised of third, Janis Murphy; second, Deidre Lang; lead, Allison Hutchinson defeat Team Deanna Cownden with third, Marlo Tedesco; second, Michelle Kooznetsoff; lead, Jill Zwik. Even a city wide power failure in the seventh end could not deter the Sutherland rink from regrouping and continuing on with their control of the game by handing Cownden a defeat of 7-2.The B event winner Team Deb Detredemand handedly defeated the Jill Winters team and C event winner Team Marla Dreher had a solid victory over the Kelli May rink.Olympic activity will carry on at the curling centre with the “Little Rockers” holding a Curling Skills Olympic competition in Pygmy Curling on (Thursday) December 19 at 3 p.m. Drop by to watch these miniature curlers tackle the challenges.Interested in joining curling? There is a mid-season registration opportunity.  Check out the Nelson Curling website at www.nelsoncurling.com to connect with a league rep.last_img read more

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Inishowen community group launch online documentary

first_imgAn Inishowen community group launched its online documentary series on Friday with huge success. Inishowen Community Media Network (ICMN) has been working on a digital media project, Croí na Farraige – Heart ofthe Sea, to tell the story of the peninsula’s rich maritime heritage.ICMN commissioned Crana Communications to research and produce a documentary series on the current state of our once-thriving fishing industry and way of life, told through the life stories of locals who made a living from the sea. The project also looks at ways in which our coastal communities are fighting back and diversifying to continue tomake a living from the sea.ICMN spokesperson Martha McCulloch said that they were delighted with the response from the local community, many of whom came forward to tell their stories.“Some of those who feature in the series spent a lifetime at sea and some of the younger contributors are trying to make a living from it.“The idea behind the project is to document material for future generations that would otherwise be lost. All the recordedmaterial is being archived and will be free for the public or schools and libraries to use for research or promotional purposes, e.g. Greencastle Maritime and Dunree Museums.” The videos feature a wide range of subjects including the Foyle Fishermen’s Co-op, the oyster-farming Kearney family from Carndonagh, Seamus Bovaird and the Greencastle Maritime Museum, Andrew Ward of the IDP, Owen Doyle from BIM, old seafarers Johnny Kelly and Jim Cavanagh and younger men like Gerard Kelly and Cara Rawden.These are all sea-folk with stories to tell, some nostalgic, some sad and some with hope for the future.The project was funded by the BIM Fisheries Local Action Group and Donegal County Council, through MalinWaters, are kindly supporting the launch.Production began in October last year and the crew had a busy time interviewing and visiting locations throughout Inishowen in the months since then.Jim Doherty of Crana Communications was keen to point out that the project is far from over. “What we have produced and uploaded so far is only the tip of the iceberg.“We have a lot more content to add to the archive. Harry Kerr of the Memory Factory needs to be acknowledged for the camerawork and editing and we have Peter Homer to thank for the wonderful drone footage. We could only do so much in the few months we had to work on this.“This is really a much bigger project than we had time to do, there are many more stories to be told and hopefully they will be heard.”Inishowen community group launch online documentary was last modified: April 27th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Video Tutorial: How to Use a Vehicle as a Dolly System

first_imgFilmmakers have plenty of tools at their disposal — some more expensive than others. But sometimes, all you need is a car and a crew.As an indie filmmaker, I’ve found that using my car as a portable stabilizer is incredibly useful. From simple setups to complex angles, cars are a great way to diversify your coverage on a budget in outdoor locations.The following tips require proper safety preparation. I do not recommend using any of these shots unless you’re safe and secure and those around you understand the procedure. There’s no value in the shot if someone gets hurt in the process. Through the WindowThis setup is the simplest, and it’s one you’ve probably already used yourself. That being said, there’s still lots you can get from this angle. I like to capture wide establishing and voyeuristic atmosphere shots through the front and side windows of any moving vehicle. It’s great coverage for building scope and creating movement.Out the WindowIf filming through a window isn’t enough, try filming out of it. Out-of-the-window gimbal-work is one of my favorite ways to capture high- (and low) speed tracking shots of other vehicles.Tailgating ItIf you’re feeling a little more confident with your vehicle video skills, then take it up a notch and film out the back of your vehicle.  The trick is to dangle your camera low out of the rear of your car. This can capture some beautiful slow dolly shots, nice push-ins and even some detailed slider moves. SUVs, trucks, and vans are the best vehicles for capturing this type of footage. (Always make sure you’re properly strapped in place.)Similar to filming out of the back, you can capture great footage from the side of your car with the sliding door open. I would only recommend you capture this shot with a vehicle that has a sliding door that locks open. This angle can get you some really nice fast paced tracking shots of people, animals, and landscapes.The key thing to remember is that you don’t always need “film gear” to capture a cinematic shot. Most of the time, a creative solution is right at your fingertips — from using household items to borrowing your mom’s SUV.Looking for more filmmaking tutorials? We’ve got you covered.Understanding Keyframe Interpolation in Adobe After EffectsVideo Tutorial: How to Build a $25 Overhead Camera RigVideo Tutorial: The Secrets Behind Lighting a Shot with FireDIY Filmmaking: How to Build Your Own Dolly for $50Video Tutorial: Better, Faster, Stronger Editing Tipslast_img read more

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Kiefer Ravena impresses in PBA Draft Combine

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Ravena was the quickest athlete, completing the lane agility test in 10.72 seconds, with Zach Nicholls (11.56 seconds), Jett Manuel (11.62 seconds), Gian Abrigo (11.66 seconds), and Robbie Herndon (11.91 seconds) rounding out the five fastest finishers.The two-time UAAP MVP also recorded 39.5 inches in the maximum vertical leap. Trailing him were Julian Sargent (39 inches), Jett Manuel (38.5 inches), Lervin Flores (38 inches), and Biboy Enguio and Sidney Onwubere (37.5 inches).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRavena capped off his stellar run as he showed that he was also the fastest sprinter among the applicants, finishing the 3/4 court sprint in just 2.78 seconds. After him were Nicholls (2.81 seconds), Gab Dagangon (2.82 seconds), and Monbert Arong and Jebb Bulawan (2.88 seconds).La Salle forward Julian Sargent and Arellano shooter Zach Nicholls also had their share of the limelight, topping the last two skills tests. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Standhardinger no-show at PBA Draft Combine Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Nextcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion PBA IMAGESKiefer Ravena didn’t shy away from showing his athleticism after topping three of the five performance tests in the morning session of the 2017 Gatorade PBA Draft Combine Monday at Gatorade Hoops Center.The 23-year-old playmaker, who is believed to be a top two selection in the coming draft, set the standard in the anthropometry and performance tests, recording the best marks in lane agility, maximum vertical leap, and 3/4 court sprint.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Sargent showed his upper body strength as he registered 9.4 meters in the medicine ball throw. Andreas Cahilig (8.62 meters), Jeron Teng (8 meters), Raymar Jose (7.99 meters), and Jason Perkins (7.83 meters) were the top five.Nicholls, meanwhile, clocked the best time in the shuttle run at 51.3 seconds while Davon Potts (52.4 seconds), Jebb Bulawan (52.41 seconds), Emil Palma (52.55 seconds), and Felix Apreku (52.66 seconds) followed.last_img read more

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Big 12 Implements Rule, Teams Must Schedule Power 5 Opponents

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! The SEC gets away with this because not many people realize the Pac-12 and Big 12 are already playing nine conference games. Of course, the flip side of this is that the Big 12 doesn’t have an extra game at the end of the season for the conference crown. This shouldn’t be a problem for Oklahoma State. On the docket …2016: Pittsburgh2017: Pittsburgh2018: None2019: Oregon State2020: Oregon StateColin Cowherd also made the point about the Big 12 already being a conference that plays other Power 5 teams. I also agree that it helps the Big 12’s reputation which, as long as we’re going to have the CFP committee, is going to [email protected] & @KristineLeahy applaud the Big 12’s scheduling change. #TheHerdhttps://t.co/Hmppkeqt98— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 8, 2015The Big 12 also noted that teams can’t play more than one FCS team a year. How about we make that none? And per the usual, the Big 12 has no idea what it is doing.Couple of Big 12 ADs said BYU & Army would count toward Big 12’s non-league Power 5 requirement but Big 12 spokesman says they do not— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 8, 2015 As fans, we’re getting our wish. Sort of. Nobody really knows when, though.The Big 12 will require teams to schedule at least one team from a Power 5 conference (Big 10, SEC, Pac-12 and ACC) in the future. The reasons are many, but there’s one glaring one as commissioner Bob Bowlsby pointed out.“Schedule strength is a key component in CFP selection committee deliberations,” said Bowlsby. “This move will strengthen the resumes for all Big 12 teams. Coupled with the nine-game full round robin conference schedule our teams play, it will not only benefit the teams at the top of our standings each season, but will impact the overall strength of the conference.”So the Big 12 will be required to play 10 Power 5 teams every year. Look at how that stacks up.Average number of Power 5 opponents (+BYU & ND) per team for each conference Pac-12 (9.92)Big 12 (9.80)AAC (9.50)B1G (9.36)SEC (8.86)— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) November 12, 2015last_img read more

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a month agoSouthend Utd set to pass on hiring Henrik Larsson

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southend Utd set to pass on hiring Henrik Larssonby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthend United are set to pass on hiring Henrik Larsson as new manager.The Swede’s lack of experience and tight purse strings at Roots Hall are reportedly to blame for the stall in negotiations with the ex-Manchester United, Barcelona and Celtic star.The 48-year-old was a guest of honour at Stadium MK as the Shrimpers recorded their first League win of the season on Saturday – a 1-0 win over MK Dons.Larsson resigned as Helsingborgs manager last month but his wage demands could be too high for Southend, says Sky Sports News.It is also claimed the club were apprehensive about Larsson’s lack of management experience in England. last_img read more

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New Delhi Keeping with the tradition of recognisi

first_imgNew Delhi: Keeping with the tradition of recognising employees who have time and time again shown their alertness through prompt action by averting possible accidents, the Northern Railways on Tuesday felicitated 10 of its employees at the Safety Awards ceremony, held at the headquarters here in New Delhi.Additional General Manager of Northern Railways Archana Joshi presented the awards to the employees and also appreciated the meritorious efforts of all the awardees. The staff who were presented with the Safety Awards are: Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarAshish Kumar Saini, Station Master, Rahmat Nagar, Lucknow Division; Prem Shankar Chabiwala, Jais, Lucknow Division; Dhiraj Kumar, Chabiwala, Kanpur Bridge, Lucknow Division; Muli Ram, Gangmate, Nihalgarh, Lucknow Division; Rahul Kumar, Tokan Porter, Mewa Nawada, Moradabad Division; Vinod Kumar Yadav, Locopilot, Roza Jn, Moradabad Division; Braham Pal, Trackman, Cholang, Firozepur Division; Rajbir Singh, Locopilot, Jalandhar City, Firozepur Division; Rohit Panwar, Station Master, Chawa, Ambala Divison; and Ramesh Chand, Kantewala, Sirhind, Ambala Division.last_img read more

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Turin Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal in

first_imgTurin: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal in this season’s Champions League, sealing a 3-0 win for Juventus over Bayer Leverkusen in their Group D game in Turin on Tuesday. Ronaldo blasted in the third goal in the 89th minute to extend his record to 127 strikes in the competition to add to Gonzalo Higuain and Federico Bernardeschi’s earlier efforts. Juventus move top of Group D, level on four points with Atletico Madrid, who defeated Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 in Russia. The Italian champions had been held 2-2 by the Spaniards at the Wanda Metropolitano in their opener. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju Leverkusen face an uphill battle after their shock 2-1 defeat at home against Lokomotiv Moscow and are rooted to the foot of the table. Juventus next host Lokomotiv and Leverkusen travel to Atletico on October 22. Maurizio Sarri opted for Higuain and Bernardeschi up front alongside five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo. Leverkusen were struggling from the outset after losing captain Lars Bender in the warm-up to a thigh problem, with defender Mitchell Weiser stepping in. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters The Germans showed little to threaten the hosts, with Lucas Alario shooting over on three minutes with what would be their best chance of the game. The breakthrough came for Juventus when Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah failed to head clear Juan Cuadrado’s long ball for Higuain, with the Argentine pouncing to drill home. The 31-year-old Higuain, back in Turin after loan spells at AC Milan and Chelsea, had a chance for a second on 38 minutes but was denied by Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky. Juventus piled on the pressure after the break as Ronaldo tried unsuccessfully to pull off an overhead kick in the 55th minute. Ronaldo then sent Higuain in behind, but although the Portuguese failed to connect with his teammate’s return pass, Bernardeschi was lurking to provide the finishing touch. Juventus almost had a third with Hradecky failing to control the ball and almost turning it into his own net before grappling to save on the line. But the Finnish international did well to deny Ronaldo in front of goal after a Higuain charge down the flank. Welsh international Aaron Ramsey was introduced in place of Bernardeschi with Dybala replacing Higuain for the final ten minutes. And in the dying minutes, substitute Rodrigo Bentancur picked out Dybala who slid the ball through for Ronaldo, allowing the 34-year-old to equal Real Madrid great Raul’s record of scoring against 33 different sides in the Champions League.last_img read more