The crew also used RED to create a one-of-a-kind camera vehicle, outfitted with RED cameras in all possible directions to capture many of the road scenes inside Mindhunter.Images via Jarred Land.The Editing ProcessAs you can see in the video above, the Mindhunter post-production team worked tirelessly to bring Fincher’s vision to life. The editors had almost the same dedication to their craft as the FBI workers presented in the show.‘As editors, we are very similar to the FBI characters,’ says Byron Smith, one of the editors. ‘We are like investigators obsessing over footage to bring out the best in every detail to make each shot as enriched as possible.’A crew of Fincher’s veteran editors from his previous movies comprised the editing team, including Tyler Nelson, one of the primary editors for this series. In this interview with Creative Planet Network, he explains his professional relationship with David Fincher:I’ve been working with David Fincher for nearly 11 years, starting with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I started on that as an apprentice but was bumped up to an assistant editor midway through. There was actually another series in the works for HBO called Videosyncrasy that I was going to edit on but it didn’t make it to air. I cut the four episodes directed by Andrew Douglas (@andrewDdouglas) and Asif Kapadia (@asifkapadia), while Kirk Baxter [editor on Gone Girl, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network] cut the four shows that David directed.Image via Adobe.The editing team decided to use the Adobe suite for their editing workflow. Here is Tyler Nelson on why they chose Adobe Premiere:Kirk and I have been using it for years. One of the editors, Byron Smith, came over from House of Cards, which was being cut on [Apple] Final Cut Pro 7, so that was an easy transition for him. We are all fans of Adobe’s approach to the entertainment industry and were on board with using it. In fact, we were running on beta software, which gave us the ability to offer feedback to Adobe on features that will hopefully make it into released products and benefit all Premiere users.Since this was a typical Netflix Original show that would be released all at once, they had the unique opportunity to present a story not only as an episodic drama but also as a 10-hour feature film.We were able to treat this like one long feature film. In essence, each episode is like a reel of a film. There are 10 episodes and each is 45 minutes to an hour long. We worked it as if it were an eight-and-a-half- to nine-hour long movie.Image via Adobe.One major thing that improved the team’s workflow was bringing the VFX in-house to create a closed-loop style of editing. Since the VFX artist was using After Effects, the the Editorial and VFX teams could work seamlessly together through Adobe Creative Cloud. That way, if the editorial team needed some visual effects, they could send it to VFX, where they would have a turnaround time of a few hours — compared to a few days if they sent it to an external team.‘It’s great to have a compositor right down the hall to bounce ideas off of, especially when we’re working within a tight timeline,’ says Tyler. ‘I could ask Christopher for his opinion, and know with confidence that any edit I made wouldn’t drastically impact someone else’s job downstream.’The editors on this team learned a lot about cutting together the vision of a very well-known director while editing this show. Tyler Nelson describes it here best:I’ve gotten an education each and every day. Lots of editors haven’t figured it out until well into a long career. I’ve learned a lot being closer to the creative process. I’ve worked with David Fincher for almost 11 years. You think you are ready to edit, but it’s still a challenge. Many folks don’t get an opportunity like this and I don’t take it lightly. Everything that I’ve learned working with David has given me the tools and I feel fortunate that the producers had the confidence in me to let me cut on this amazing show.Overall, Mindhunter is a enthralling TV series that dives into a world of depravity, but it captivates the audience in a way that leaves them oddly empathetic with the serial killers they see on screen. Mindhunter is currently streaming on Netflix.Looking for more on Netflix and filmmaking? Check out these articles:The Cameras Behind Netflix’s Original Films and SeriesInterview: Director of Photography Jake Swantko of Netflix’s IcarusWill Netflix Finally Doom the Theater Industry? In which we explore everything from the brainstorming to the post-production behind Netflix’s acclaimed series “Mindhunter.”Cover image via Netflix.David Fincher, the director of films such as Gone Girl and Se7en, is one of the undisputed legends of dark thrillers. He first began his relationship with Netflix as the executive producer of House of Cards, one of the company’s flagship shows. In his new television release, Mindhunter, he explores the inner-workings of serial killers’ minds — and how the FBI began classifying these killers through interviews and studies. Let’s take a look at how Fincher brings his trademark visual aesthetics to life, from original concept to the final edit.The Idea and ConceptImage via Netflix.Fincher has always always been fixated on creating dark stories about people who live even darker lives. In an interview with Esquire, he explains that he has always been fascinated with the sinister since he was a kid:It’s interesting to me; I don’t know if it’s interesting to anyone else. There was always a house in any neighborhood that I ever lived in that all the kids on the street wondered, ‘What are those people up to?’ We sort of attach the sinister to the mundane in order to make things interesting. I think that there’s a tendency for the human mind to work that way. I think it’s also because in order for something to be evil, it almost has to cloak itself as something else.This interest paved the way for his curiosity with the FBI and its beginnings. He explained to TIME that when the FBI started, there was so much new ground to cover in the criminal human psyche:I was fascinated by the notion that at some point, [J. Edgar] Hoover’s creation — this monolithic, bureaucratic organization — had to say, ‘There are things going on that we just can’t properly articulate and don’t understand. How do we protect the innocent from it until we look at how it all works?’ And even if it started in the basement, even if it started in a way as the kind of voodoo department, they did it.I also thought it was an intriguing that in order to truly understand one’s enemy, one had to develop even for short periods of time — even if they were faking it — empathy for people who heretofore would have been beneath our contempt. They had to figure out how to have human conversations with those who are subhuman.Fincher took his interest and combined it with the bestselling book that inspired the show, Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. Though he did take a good amount of creative license to make his show more dramatic, most of the source material stems from the book. ProductionImage via Cinema5d.For the cinematography, Fincher trusted Eric Messerschmidt to lead the team. Having previously been a gaffer on Gone Girl, this was Eric’s first time as a cinematographer, but thankfully he and Fincher saw eye-to-eye on their vision for the show:David and I see the world in a similar way . . . I felt like I had a lot of freedom to try things visually and take some calculated risks. He was a huge supporter of that.The production team for Mindhunter actually commissioned RED Cameras for a custom camera called the RED Xenomorph.Image via Cinema5d.It is a RED Dragon camera with all of the attachments that a cinematographer needs inside the camera instead of hanging off the side. Messerschmidt explained to Variety how easy this new camera set up was to use:‘Lately, we stick all sorts of aftermarket boxes on cameras: wireless video transmitters, timecode boxes, focus controls, motors, etc.,’ he says. ‘All of these boxes need cables and mounting hardware, and they turn an otherwise elegant camera into a big mess. David’s idea was “Hey, if we need all this stuff on the camera, why can’t it be built in?” That’s what RED did for us.’Image via Cinema5d.If you are interested, here are all of the integrated specs the camera:RED Weapon Dragon 6K sensor technology7.0″ LCD touchParalinx wireless videoExtended WiFi/Foolcontrol antenna arrayRT motion lens motor controlZaxcom wireless audio and timecodeAnton Bauer gold mountShoulder mountXenomorph-inspired brain design
“That was evident in IPL where in each of the five “That was evident in IPL where in each of the five matches I had the same role and it was a specific one. I was told that I will have to bowl in Powerplays. Rahul bhai believes that in match situations, every player is his own coach and needs to learn to think out of the box,” said Jayant, who is employed with Chemplast and plays in TNCA league for the renowned Chennai club side. Talk about his favourite off-spinners, he names Ravichandran Ashwin and Graeme Swann. “Swann had such amazing drift in his deliveries while Ashwin is a master of variations. As a bowler, it is necessary to have variations when one aspires to play at the highest level.” Yadav believes that coming through the age-group ranks has helped him go through a steady progress. “I have played for Haryana in all age-groups. Right from U-15, U-17, U-19, U-22 and then the state side followed by IPL and India A. Its been a gradual progression. In fact, at U-15, it was Yuzvendra, who was our captain.” While he hails from Gurgaon, Jayant lives with his parents in the Air India quarters at South Delhis Vasant Vihar area. “While I am from Haryana domicile, I had started playing my cricket in Delhis New Friends Club. I was a student of DPS Vasant Kunj and then studied BA programme at the Hindu College. As of now, my aim will be to remain relaxed. Also like every other youngster, I am also looking forward towards meeting Mahi bhai (Dhoni),” concluded Jayant. PTI KHS PM PMadvertisement
Premier Futsal, the world’s first-ever multi-national futsal league, announced on Thursday the signing of former Manchester United star Paul Scholes as a marquee player for three seasons.Scholes is one of those rare English footballers who played their entire professional careers at a single club. He is one of the most decorated footballers of England and is one of the most successful footballers in English club football.Scholes has won a total of 25 trophies, featuring 11 Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies during his stint with Manchester United.Scholes, part of Manchester United’s memorable squad of 1992 – the famous golden generation which included stars like David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and the Neville brothers Phil and Gary – is widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of modern football. He boasts a staggering 718 caps for Manchester United over an illustrious career spanning 22 years.’FUTSAL A FASCINATING FORMAT'”Futsal is a fascinating format that has played a pivotal role in developing the skills of some of the greatest football players. I have seen futsal grow not just back home, but also across the world and I have played in a few of those tournaments,” Scholes said in a release.”Premier Futsal will be a great way to introduce the sport to India and I’m looking forward to meeting the fans across India who I know are some of the most passionate in the world.”Scholes thus became the second of the eight marquee players who will be a part of Premier Futsal, a five-a-side variant of football.advertisementAfter roping in Alessandro Rosa Vieira, the sport’s most renowned player fondly known as Falcao, as it’s first big signing last month, the league signed former Portugal football star Deco and Scholes.Players will be allotted teams through a player draft which is slated to take place later this month.Premier Futsal, a game which is split into two halves of 20 minutes each, will be hosted by eight Indian cities, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kochi, Hyderabad and Goa from July 15-24 in a franchise based league in the inaugural season.
Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-3 to win Wimbledon on Saturday in the first all-French Grand Slam men’s doubles final of the Open era.The victory gives Mahut a happier memory from the grass-court tournament where he lost the longest match in tennis history, 70-68 in the fifth set against John Isner in the first round of singles in 2010. (Also read: Serena Williams creates history at Wimbledon 2016) This is the second major title together for the top-seeded team of Mahut and Herbert, who won the U.S. Open last year.They’re only the second pair of Frenchmen to earn the doubles trophy at the All England Club in the Open era, which began in 1968. Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra won Wimbledon in 2007.Benneteau and Roger-Vasselin won the 2014 French Open doubles championship.Mahut knows Benneteau and Roger-Vasselin rather well, having won ATP doubles titles with each of them in the past. Mahut and Benneteau even had success together as teens, collecting seven junior doubles titles in 1999.Later Saturday, singles champion Serena Williams and her older sister Venus were to face Time Babos of Hungary and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the women’s doubles final.The Williams sisters already own 13 Grand Slam titles in doubles, including five at Wimbledon.
If 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 offense didn’t quite come out of the gate guns blazing last Thursday in Mount Pleasant, with a notably conservative attack limiting the Cowboys to just 24 points. The first home game of the season is Saturday evening, and here are three things I expect to see from the offense on Saturday.ATTACKThe offense spu-spu-sputtered initially, but part of that was due to conservative play calling and also a lack of execution. The Cowboys claim to run an air raid offense, and I think that’s exactly what they’ll do from the start on Saturday. Rudolph will be spraying darts all over the field.Opening up the field in the passing game should allow for the offense, and specifically the running game, to open up. That starts with the Cowboys going into attack mode early.Improved offensive lineDid the offensive line look bad last week? Not necessarily.Altogether, the team rushed for just over 150 yards. It’s good, but I think that number will definitely improve this week.Again, part of this I think will be dependent on play calling. When the halfback dive is ran consistently, it doesn’t quite keep the defense on the heels. I think the more diverse play calling will ultimately lead to a more impressive offensive line – especially against an FCS opponent in UCA.Big playsLast week against Samford, Central Arkansas gave up 4 touchdowns that went for longer than 35 yards, which included touchdown runs of 54 yards and 49 yards. They gave up over 5 yards per carry – a number I am sure Gundy would be pleased to come away with.
Five students displaced by Hurricane Katrina will get a break on their residence and tuition fees at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) this year. “We felt it was important to share our expertise and our facilities in an effort to help these students continue their studies and minimize the disruption to their academic lives,” said Philip Hicks, president of NSAC. “We have the capacity to help students studying in the field of life sciences and will work with them to make the transition as smooth as possible.” The college will provide five students with free residence accommodations and will waive the international student tuition differential. “The strong historic and cultural ties between the Acadian community in Nova Scotia and the southern United States means we have a desire to help out during these difficult times, however we can,” said Chris d’Entremont, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister of Acadian Affairs. “I am pleased that the NSAC has the capacity to join with other Nova Scotia universities in making this offer to our neighbours to the south.” Although classes have already begun at NSAC, school officials say students from the area still have time to register and complete the semester if they arrive in the next few weeks. Students interested in applying for one of the five positions can visit the NSAC website at http://nsac.ca to see what programs are offered and can contact Judy Smith, dean of student services, at 902-893-7915 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, for information and details.
Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook One of the world’s leading entertainment brands is ramping up production in its quest to satisfy the insatiable beast that is your remote control—and Hollywood North could benefit big time.I mean, where better for Netflix to make a whole bunch of new films and TV shows than in Toronto? With its wealth of talent, tax credits and buildings that look like they could be American?The streaming content juggernaut is considering it, according to Toronto Mayor John Tory. So seriously, in fact, that the city is already working with local industry unions to bolster their labour forces in anticipation of future productions. Twitter Advertisement Toronto (Photo by Lisa de Jong) “I have a very high level of confidence, without betraying confidences that aren’t yet concrete, that they’re going to,” said Tory on Tuesday when asked if Netflix was setting up shop in Toronto.“They’ve been in active discussions with our industry, with me, about wanting to create one of their hubs here.”A great night at the 22nd annual Toronto Film Critics’ Association awards gala celebrating some of the best films this past year. pic.twitter.com/TgrzKjPr0E— John Tory (@JohnTory) January 9, 2019Tory, who was speaking at the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards gala, also said he’d met with representatives from Netflix in Los Angeles last March, to discuss the matter.“We’ve talked to them from here a number of times and they certainly know how much we would like to have them here,” said Tory to the Canadian Press. When asked if he knew when Netflix might create a production hub in Toronto he said no, but also that “If I knew I wouldn’t tell you.”Coy as the mayor wants to play it, an expansion into Toronto makes sense for Netflix.The American company has been producing more and more original content in recent years, much of it with viewership numbers to rival that of any major cable network. It took home five Golden Globe awards for its original content on Sunday alone, more than any other network or streaming service.Meanwhile, Toronto’s film and TV production industry is booming. Several new studios, including one owned by CBS Television, are slated to open here within the next few years and, on top of that, Netflix recently committed $500 million toward the creation and distribution of original productions in Canada.Currently, the company’s only main production facility is in Los Angeles, but it plans to build new hubs in Madrid and Albuquerque. Could Toronto be next?In the words of Tory himself, “fingers crossed.” Advertisement
Rabat – French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Fabuis, apologized on Friday to his Moroccan counterpart, Salaheddine Mezouar, after the “humiliating” way in which the Moroccan Minister was treated at Paris Charles De Gaulle airport.“Laurent Fabius called his Moroccan counterpart to present the apologies of the French authorities for the inconvenience that has been caused to him while transiting at Charles de Gaulle airport,” the spokesman Quai d’Orsay, Romain Nadal was quoted by Le Figaro as saying.“The minister immediately asked the competent department of the Ministry of the Interior and Paris Airport that everything be done to enforce strictly in French airports the rules and diplomatic practices that apply to foreign ministers and heads of state and government,” he added. In its edition of Friday, the Moroccan newspaper Assabah reported that the French custom services subjected Salaheddine Mezouar, Morocco’s Foreign Minister, to what it described as a “humiliating” search while he was on transit at Paris Charles De Gaulle airport on his way to Morocco.According to the same source, the inspection procedure, described as “degrading” was long, while the head of Moroccan diplomacy was forced to remove his coat, belt and other footwear.The incident happens a month after the relations between Morocco and France entered a period of tension and turbulence following a lawsuit filed by an NGO against Abdellatif Hammouchi, the head of Moroccan Domestic Intelligence Agency (DGST), and the decision of a French judge to send 7 policemen to Moroccan ambassador’s residence to inform Hammouchi, who was accompanying the Interior Minister on a visit to Paris, of a summon issued by the investigating judge.Few days later, French press reported a statement made by Javier Bardem, one of the staunch supporters of the Polisario, in which he allegedly said that during a meeting he had held with France’s Ambassador to the United Nations in 2011, the French diplomat had told him that “Morocco is a mistress who you sleep with every night, who you don’t particularly love but you have to defend.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
17 May 2010More than 90 per cent of men having sex with men in the Asia-Pacific region, a group in which HIV prevalence has reached alarming levels, do not have access to prevention and care services due to an adverse legal and social environment, a United Nations-backed forum was told today. And this already critical situation is likely to become worse unless countries address the legal context of the epidemic, taking into account the effect of laws and law enforcement practices on the health of men who have sex with men and transgender persons.“The effectiveness of the HIV response will depend not just on the sustained scale-up of HIV prevention, treatment and care, but on whether the legal and social environment support or hinder programmes for those who are most vulnerable,” Mandeep Dhaliwal, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Cluster Leader on Human Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity, told the gathering in Hong Kong.“The development and strengthening of an enabling legal and social environment is critical for comprehensive interventions for men who have sex with men and transgender people to have the greatest impact.”The forum – the High-Level Dialogue on punitive laws, human rights and HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in the Asia-Pacific region, convened by the UNDP, the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) and the Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL) at the University of Hong Kong – reviewed the findings of an upcoming report.According to the study – on laws affecting HIV responses among men who have sex with men and transgender persons in Asia and the Pacific – 19 of 48 countries in the region criminalize sex between men, with laws often taking on the force of vigilantism leading to abuse and human rights violations.Even in the absence of criminalization, other provisions of law often violate the rights of those concerned, thereby obstructing HIV interventions, advocacy and outreach, and service delivery. Moreover, legislation and law enforcement often lag behind national HIV policies, undermining the reach and effectiveness of programmes for men who have sex with men.This indicates the need for greater coordination between health and justice sectors within government, the report stresses. It highlighted some recent examples of protective laws, judicial and policy actions to improve the legal environment for the men concerned, including important court judgments in Fiji, India, Hong Kong, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and the Republic of Korea. But these are exceptional developments and action is required to improve the legal environment in all countries, it warned. Panellists in the High-Level Dialogue include former national High Court Justices, and representatives from the UN system, parliaments and civil society.
Underground coal bolter miners have a tough life in harsh conditions. After just four to five years of life underground, they can look almost worn out – but in the case of Sandvik’s MB series of bolter miners, the company says “these machines have the inherent durability and strength that allows them to be completely rebuilt to as-new condition.” “Sandvik’s MB series of bolter miners are the leading machines in underground coal mine longwall development applications – with more than 50 of these machines operating in mines in NSW and Queensland,” said Troy Robertson, Sandvik’s Project Manager Overhauls – Mechanical Cutting, Underground Coal.“An important element of the economics of running bolter miners is their ability to be completely rebuilt from the ground up a number of times during their working lives,” he explained. “A key part of Sandivk’s service and support offerings for our MB series machines is our capability of carrying out these rebuilds to OEM standards, and with full factory warranty.”Manufactured by Sandvik in Austria, its original ABM series dates back to the early 1990s, and the range has undergone continuous upgrading and improvements since introduction.“The main models we sell in Australia are our MB650 and MB670 bolter miners – these fit with the seam heights for most longwall mines looking for bolter miners in their operations,” said Robertson. “It’s a market segment that’s unique to Sandvik; as a result of our ongoing engineering design, performance, safety and ergonomics, no other supplier has been able to deliver the required combination of production, safety and ease of operation. “The rule of thumb is that after three rebuilds – with four to six years between rebuilds – the technology in our MB series has developed to the extent that the price to upgrade to the latest specifications ceases to become economical,” he said. “In addition, compliance requirements are ever-changing – and bolter miners have to comply with all the latest safety standards before they can go back underground.”Today, all MB series bolter miner rebuilds in Australia take place in Sandvik’s Heatherbrae facility, north of Newcastle, NSW.“We have a dedicated MB series rebuild facility at Heatherbrae, with the ability to take a tired bolter miner and restore it to as-new factory-warranted condition,” Robertson said.The great bulk of the rebuild work is done by trained Sandvik technicians, including the initial mechanical stripdown, engineering, electrical systems, gearboxes, components, bolting systems, and upgrades, followed by re-assembly, function testing, commissioning, painting and detailing.Also included in the rebuild process are updated Link1 parts manuals, revised and updated documentation, operator and maintenance crew training, and plant safety files.“We have sufficient capacity to carry out six full machine rebuilds a year – and if we need to do more, we have the facilities, space and people on call internally to meet additional demands.”Robertson said that Sandvik offered MB series machine owners the only option to ensure fully compliant, factory-certified rebuilds.“Only with Sandvik certified rebuilds can customers be assured of upgrading their bolter miners to the latest standards and safety innovations, to full OEM specs.“In addition, the only way to access the latest technology upgrades is through our OEM upgrades, which are then backed by full six-month factory warranties,” said Robertson.“Before we start a bolter miner upgrade, we carry out a full engineering feasibility study, so the customer knows what is legally required, as well as what additional options are available – and the benefits that those options will bring.“We do a lot of work up front to ensure our customers get the best end-product they possibly can out of our rebuilds, so they know exactly what they will get, with no surprises.” he said.Robertson said that feedback from customers who have had rebuilds carried out – which includes the major mining houses – has been universally positive.“Following every rebuild, we ask customers to fill out a feedback form on how well we have performed across a range of critical areas.“The feedback we receive rates us very highly in the quality of our service and workmanship, the degree to which we keep customers informed of progress, developments and issues, our flexibility once rebuild work commences, and our ability to upgrade machines to incorporate latest technology and innovations,” he said.Sandvik bolter miners are electrically powered, track-mounted continuous mining machines designed to excavate longwall development roadways and install roof bolts simultaneously in underground coal mines.Their ability to carry out simultaneous cutting and bolting greatly speeds up production, resulting in substantial economic and safety benefits.Sandvik’s MB series bolter miners are high-capacity solutions for both rapid entry development in longwall mining and full-scale production in room-and-pillar mining.The cutter drum is mounted on a hydraulically actuated sliding frame, giving it the ability to sump into the face independently of the mainframe and tracks. And since the roof and rib bolters are mounted on the stationary mainframe, they can be operated throughout the cutting cycle.
As reported in its just released 2017 Sustainability Report, development of a production dispatch algorithm and user-friendly software program to allocate load haul dump machines (boggers) and trucks in Telfer’s sub-level cave mine has resulted in increasingly systematic decision-making, taking into account the true complexity of the operation whilst improving safety. The new production software, nicknamed “Dingo” (for Dispatch ‘n’ Go), assists Telfer’s copper-gold mine control operators and production foremen in their day-to-day roles, planning shifts and allocating trucks and loaders to optimal locations.Previously, the allocation of boggers and trucks at Telfer’s sub-level cave was done manually, with decision making primarily dependent on the judgement of operators and mine control. In recent years, the progression of the cave downwards has meant the truck-loading process has become more complex, making optimal trucking allocations to minimise interactions and improve trucking efficiencies much more difficult to determine. After recognising the Edge opportunity, the Telfer team engaged a specialist optimisation firm to help develop the tool. The first phase was to develop and test the backend optimisation engine, and the second phase was to develop and test the Dingo user interface.The optimisation engine works in two parts to maintain the necessary solve speed. It identifies all the possible configurations of trucks and boggers, and the associated cycle times, distances and interactions for these configurations. It then takes this information into account for specified truck and loader configurations to determine the optimal solution. Development of the engine required input from Newcrest engineers to correctly identify the constraints and logic inherent in the environment and production processes.Following intensive testing of the prototype optimisation engine, the second phase of the project created a user interface that features a schematic area displaying information such as the mining levels, the status of each cross-cut and cave shape, equipment timelines and availabilities, and real-time stock levels. Since “Dingo” went live in February 2017, the site has seen quantitative improvements in the tonne-kilometre per hour rates for the trucking fleet and in the utilisation of boggers. The system also provides a great visual as to where people and equipment are in the sub-level cave on a real-time basis, improving safety.
Vladica Stojanovic, former Serbian NT player, signed a one year and a half contract in Aix en Provence, French second league.With the advises of his agent, Andrej Golic, Vladica Stojanovic has decided to join the ambitious project of the French Club.His goal will be to help keeping first place in second league during the last 8 games of the season.The first experience of Vladica in Toulouse end of season 2010 was a real success and all the members of Aix en Provence hope for such a good issue.Vladica joins three others players from the Balkan, Borut Oslak and Boris Becirovic from Slovenia and Kosta Savic from Bosna. Aix en ProvenceFrench handballVladica Stojanovic ← Previous Story Metalurg’s Chokrev: “We wanted Veszprem, but Zagreb is not a bad option!” Next Story → Drasko Mrvaljevic to Metalurg?
La Nasa donne raison à Einstein après une longue expérienceLa NASA a réussi à démontrer de manière très précise, au cours d’une expérience, la véracité de la théorie générale de la relativité édictée en 1905 par Albert Einstein.La théorie d’Albert Einstein selon laquelle la gravité de la Terre influerait sur le temps et l’espace autour d’elle, la fameuse théorie de la relativité, a été vérifiée par la NASA et une équipe de physiciens américains. “Imaginez notre planète comme si elle était immergée dans du miel et qu’elle tournait sur son axe en orbite autour du soleil, le miel se trouvant autour se déformerait”, tente d’expliquer Francis Everitt, un physicien de l’Université de Stanford en Californie, dans des propos relayés par l’AFP, avant d’ajouter : “C’est la même chose avec l’espace et le temps”. À lire aussiApollo 11 : À quoi la conquête spatiale ressemblera-t-elle dans 50 ans ?Baptisée “Gravity Probe B” (GP-B), l’expérience réalisée par l’agence spatiale américaine a consisté à utiliser quatre gyroscopes ultra-précis, embarqués à bord de satellites, afin de vérifier deux postulats de la théorie du savant d’origine allemande. Le premier est l’effet dit géodétique, ou la déformation de l’espace et du temps autour d’un objet exerçant une force gravitationnelle. Le second est la quantité d’espace et de temps qu’un tel objet affecte en tournant sur lui-même. Pointés vers l’étoile IM Pegasi, tout en étant sur une orbite polaire autour de la Terre, les quatre gyroscopes ont subi des changements de direction vers laquelle ils étaient dirigés, confirmant la théorie d’Einstein. Si ça n’avait pas été le cas, ils auraient toujours pointé vers la même direction…”L’expérience GP-B a confirmé deux des postulats les plus importants dans la théorie d’Einstein concernant l’univers, avec des implications pour l’ensemble de la recherche en astrophysique”, continue Francis Everitt. “Les résultats de la mission GP-B auront des effets sur les travaux des théoriciens en physique durant de nombreuses années”, confirme Bill Danchi, un astrophysicien de la NASA. Cette expérience, initiée en 1959, a été l’une des plus longues menées par la Nasa et des centaines de chercheurs y ont participé. Ses résultats sont publiés dans la revue américaine Physical Review Letters.Le 5 mai 2011 à 10:32 • Emmanuel Perrin
Click to enlarge Clark County home sales increased 10.7 percent in February from the same month a year ago, while the selection of existing houses for sale declined. But signs of change are on the horizon.The median sales price in February of a house in Clark County was $202,000, up 22.4 percent from a year earlier. But the number of homes on the market was down significantly from a year earlier and from the previous month. At the current sales pace, it would take 5.6 months to sell all the homes listed in Clark County, down from an inventory of 6.2 months in January and 7.7 months a year earlier.However, the supply has increased in recent months. In October, houses listed for sale here had reached a three-year low of 4.7 months’ worth of inventory.The recent jump in inventory may reflect homebuilders working fast and furiously to meet growing demand.In February, county housing starts continued to rise, as measured by permits to build single-family homes. The county issued 56 permits in February, according to the Department of Community Development. It represented a 69 percent increase in new home building over the same period in 2012.Meanwhile closed sales improved by 9 percent in the Portland metropolitan area, defined by RMLS as the Oregon counties of Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia and Yamhill. The area experienced 1,376 closed sales in February, up from 1,262 in the same month last year.
To: All EmployeesFrom: Bob SauerbergRe: Executive AnnouncementAfter a wonderful 20-year career at Condé Nast, Sarah Chubb has decided it’s time to explore other opportunities. As we all know, there is a huge amount of energy and excitement in the digital world right now-and Sarah is interested in pursuing the next phase of her career.Sarah has been a transformational force at Condé Nast and the media business as a whole. I am sure you will all join me in thanking Sarah for her many valuable contributions, congratulating her on her success and wishing her the best of luck as she moves ahead. Sarah asked me to share her thoughts with you: “CN is the premier company in the industry and I have truly loved my job here. I am also tremendously proud of the contributions that my team and I have made to the Company. While the challenges of an exciting new world beckon me, I know that CN is set up exceptionally well for the future.”In the coming weeks, we will name a successor to continue the outstanding work in digital growth and innovation. Condé Nast Digital head Sarah Chubb will leave the company on Feb. 18 “to explore new opportunities,” the company announced internally yesterday. A successor will be named in the coming weeks. As part of a major restructuring of its digital division last fall, Condé Nast fused the Condé Nast Digital sales and marketing team with the Condé Nast Media Group, allowing magazine brands to handle ads sales for their Web sites directly (Condé Nast Digital continued to oversee non-magazine branded sites-including Ars Technica, Concierge, Epicurious and Reddit). Chubb, a 20-year Condé Nast vet, also advocated for a homegrown platform for Condé Nast’s iPad and other tablet members but the publisher instead opted to work with Adobe, which was the preference of Condé Nast director of digital development Scott Dadich, according to All Things D.A memo from Conde Nast president Robert Sauerberg outlined the move to employees yesterday.
Qatar said Saturday a series of demands made by several Arab states to lift a crippling blockade were designed to be spurned and clearly aimed at infringing its sovereignty.”This list of demands is made to be rejected,” Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said, referring to 13 demands placed on Doha by Saudi Arabia and its allies as the price for lifting an almost month-long “blockade” on Qatar.Qatar said it had received the demands on June 22 with just 10 days to meet them, which would mean they would have until Sunday to comply. However, the deadline has not been confirmed.”Everyone is aware that these demands are meant to infringe the sovereignty of the state of Qatar,” Al-Thani said at a press conference in Rome after meeting his Italian counterpart.Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt announced earlier this month the suspension of all ties to Qatar. They accused it of state support for extremist groups and denounced its political proximity to Shiite Iran.Qatar denies the allegations.Saudia Arabia closed the airspace to Qatari carriers and blocked the emirate’s only land border, a vital route for its food imports.Qatar has said the effects are more devastating than the Berlin Wall.Riyadh’s demands include ending Doha’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, the closure of Al-Jazeera television, a downgrade of diplomatic ties with Iran and the shutdown of a Turkish military base in the emirate.The United Arab Emirates has warned Qatar should take the demands seriously or face “divorce” from its Gulf neighbours.Turkey and Iraq have backed Qatar in the crisis.Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said the government was ready “to contribute to any initiative aimed primarily at restoring dialogue and easing tensions between those involved.”Rome also pleaded for the five countries “to refrain from any further action that could aggravate the situation”.Kuwait is the official arbitrator for seeking a settlement, though the United States is also attempting to mediate.Washington has cautioned that some of the demands would be difficult for Qatar to accept, asking the Saudis for a clear list of grievances that are “reasonable and actionable”.
Mark ZuckerbergFacebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said late Tuesday that the leading social network and other internet firms are in an arms race to defend democracy.Zuckerberg’s Washington Post op-ed came on the eve of hearings during which lawmakers are expected to grill top executives from Facebook and Twitter.Google’s potential participation is unclear.The hearings come with online firms facing intense scrutiny for allowing the propagation of misinformation and hate speech, and amid allegations of political bias from the president and his allies.“Companies such as Facebook face sophisticated, well-funded adversaries who are getting smarter over time, too,” Zuckerberg said in an op-ed piece outlining progress being made on the front by the leading social network.“It’s an arms race, and it will take the combined forces of the US private and public sectors to protect America’s democracy from outside interference.”After days of vitriol from President Donald Trump, big Silicon Valley firms face lawmakers with a chance to burnish their image—or face a fresh bashing.Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey and Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg were set to appear at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Wednesday.Lawmakers were seeking a top executive from Google or its parent Alphabet, but it remained unclear if the search giant would be represented.Sources familiar with the matter said Google offered chief legal officer Kent Walker, who the company said is most knowledgeable on foreign interference, but that senators had asked for the participation of CEO Sundar Pichai or Alphabet CEO Larry Page.Dorsey testifies later in the day at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on online “transparency and accountability.”The tech giants are likely to face a cool reception at best from members of Congress, said Roslyn Layton, an American Enterprise Institute visiting scholar specializing in telecom and internet issues.“The Democrats are upset about the spread of misinformation in the 2016 election, and the Republicans over the perception of bias,” Layton said.“They are equally angry, but for different reasons.”Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a University of Pennsylvania professor and author of an upcoming book on Russia’s role in election hacking, said the hearings could give the companies a platform to explain how they operate.“Hearings are an opportunity as well as a liability,” she said.“These companies have put in place fixes (on foreign manipulation) but they have done it incrementally, and they have not communicated that to a national audience.”
How much would you spend on a home theater set-up? $1,000? $5,000? How about $1.5 million? That’s what one Trekkie dumped into his personal theater, modeled after the Enterprise D from Star Trek: The Next Generation.Marc Bell is a wealthy financier from Boca Raton, Florida, and he’s spent a fortune on both his personal movie theater and an array of rare Star Trek memorabilia which he values at $1 million. He’s collected original uniforms, props, and even the ear prosthetics that Leonard Nimoy when playing his character from the original series, Spock. Most of his collectibles are on display in what Bell calls “the ready room.”In the show, the ready room was an office for a starship captain that was adjacent to the bridge. Here, visitors can grab drinks from the bar or some candy and snacks as they tour his rare collections.The theater took more than four years to build, and according to an interview with The Wall Street Journal, everything is custom. The ceiling uses an array of fiber optics to replicate the night sky, and they twinkle based on Earth’s distance to them.When it’s time for the feature film, Bell has an array of D-Box controllers so that the room shakes when the action ramps up. The theater’s audio system is mid-upgrade to Dolby Atmos, the latest in software-driven surround. He’s got a log of more than 3,000 films ready to view at any time that he streams from a server, as well as Prima Cinema — another $35,000 — that allows him to watch movies at home when they hit theaters.Ridiculous as it may seem, he’s not done yet. Back in 2014 he put his home on the market for $35 million, before removing the eight-bedroom mansion for his kids. They wanted to finish growing and get through high school before moving on. But, when that time does come, Bell says that he wants to go even bigger — packing it with even more tech like a 4K projector.“Our theater only holds 11 people,” he told the Wall Street Journal. “The next one will be bigger.”
Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight landed at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), increasing its capacity to Tanzania and further expanding its network in Africa to twelve destinations. flydubai will offer six flights a week to Kilimanjaro, three of which are via a stop in the capital, Dar es Salaam and will increase the total number of flights to Tanzania to 14 flights a week.As part of the inaugural programme, flydubai showcased its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft which it unveiled for the first time at the Dubai Airshow in November 2017.Kilimanjaro International Airport is located between the regions of Kilimanjaro and Arusha in Northern Tanzania. The airport is the major gateway to the Kilimanjaro region, a main international tourism destination that includes Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. Only a few international carriers operate to Kilimanjaro and flydubai will be the first airline to provide direct air links from the UAE.Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, commented, ”With our service to Kilimanjaro, we are responding to a growing demand for travel between the UAE and Tanzania. flydubai is the first UAE airline to offer direct air links to Kilimanjaro with the aim to connect this market to Dubai and beyond, and offer travellers more choice and flexibility. Passengers will have the opportunity to connect from Dubai onwards to more than 250 destinations.”Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President Commercial, GCC, Subcontinent and Africa, at flydubai, who led flydubai’s inaugural delegation, said, “We are delighted to see our service to Kilimanjaro take off, as it marks our twelfth destination in our network in Africa and the third point in Tanzania. Our service to Kilimanjaro follows an increase in passenger demand and reflects flydubai’s commitment to open up underserved markets. We look forward to offering six weekly flights on this route and to connecting travellers from across flydubai’s network with the Kilimanjaro region and vice versa.”Emirates will codeshare on this route and as part of the Emirates flydubai partnership, passengers will have greater choice for onward travel from Dubai to hundreds of destinations across the world.flydubai operates flights to twelve destinations in Africa, including Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Asmara, Djibouti, Entebbe, Hargeisa, Juba, Khartoum and Port Sudan, as well as Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.