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Due to the crown of the crisis, Osijek-Baranja County approves support to family farms that provide accommodation services

first_img“Financial support for an individual family farm can amount to a maximum of 5.000,00 kuna per accommodation capacity (bed), and I emphasize that this is a grant.”Says Tatjana Roth, Head of the Administrative Department for Tourism, Culture and Sports of Osijek-Baranja County. The applicant must be registered for the said activity, the facility where the service is provided must be in the Osijek-Baranja County, and the applicant recorded a decrease in revenue of more than 30 percent in June 2020 compared to June 2019. Photo: Ivica and Marica farm The Administrative Department for Tourism, Culture and Sports of Osijek-Baranja County has announced a public call for grants to family farms that provide accommodation services in the County. The public call is open until September 18, 2020, ie until the expenditure of secured funds in the County Budget (HRK 1,7 million) in order to combat the negative effects in business caused by the COVID-19 disease.center_img Beneficiaries of this support can be family farms that provide accommodation services. Applications and forms can be downloaded from the website Osijek-Baranja Countylast_img read more

Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd & Liverpool

first_img Dimitar BerbatovFriday 10 Jan 2020 10:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.4kShares Eddie Howe is under pressure at Bournemouth (Picture: Getty) It’s another big game at the bottom of the table and even though Watford have turned things around recently and have had some really good results, both team need the win so maybe they will both be cautious and I can see mistakes deciding the game.AdvertisementAdvertisementDimitar’s prediction: 1-1Aston Villa vs Man City Comment Jurgen Klopp’s side are undefeated this term (Picture: Getty) I am going to be there for this one and honestly, I think it is time for Liverpool to lose. I’m not 100% confident that it will happen because Liverpool are producing football like no other team at the moment and they are the number one team for me purely for the passion they have, the motivation, the way they play for each other and you can sense that this is their season. But, if anyone is going to come up with a way to beat them it’s Mourinho, it doesn’t matter how.Dimitar’s prediction: 3-2Bournemouth vs Watford Ancelotti’s side will be reeling from their defeat to Liverpool (Picture: Getty) I was expecting Duncan Ferguson to continue with the work he was doing, he gave them that aggression that they were lacking, and I didn’t see Ancelotti coming in to  manage them, but it’s a great result for Everton. He’s one of the most successful coaches of our time, even though it is still early in his time there I think we are seeing a positive change and they should beat Brighton at Goodison.Dimitar’s prediction: 1-0Leicester vs Southampton Chelsea have struggled at home this term (Picture: Getty)Chelsea need to win this one, their form has been a bit hit and miss recently, so they need to get back into that rhythm again and be consistent. I don’t think they should allow themselves any more slip ups, Burnley could prove tricky but I believe Lampard’s team will have enough.Dimitar’s prediction: 1-2Everton vs Brighton United are without a win in three matches (Picture: Getty)If United play like they did in the first half against City then they will lose for sure. Hopefully they have taken some lessons from that, they are playing at Old Trafford and they are playing Norwich, who are bottom of the table. There can be no more excuses from United and they need to win this game.Dimitar’s prediction: 2-0Wolves vs Newcastle Advertisement Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd & Liverpool Leicester striked late to earn a draw against Villa on Wednesday (Picture: Getty)Leicester are unbelievable, they really are. They’ve had a couple of injuries and they have also rested a few players but they still produced the goods and they’re still winning, they’re in great shape and they in a great moment and I think that run will continue against Southampton.Dimitar’s prediction: 3-1Man United vs Norwich Wolves are looking to get back to winning ways (Picture: Getty) I’m going to go for Wolves for this one, I really like the way they play and I like the players they have. I used to play Moutinho at Monaco, I like him a lot and I think he is pulling the strings for the team in the centre of the midfield. They also have Traore who is destroying defenders with his speed and stamina. They are a solid team.Dimitar’s prediction: 2-0Tottenham vs Liverpool Pictures: REX/METRO.CO.UKThe Premier League takes centre stage again this weekend after the Carabao Cup provided the entertainment in midweek.Manchester City battered rivals Manchester United to put on foot in the Wembley final, while Aston Villa earned a morale-boosting draw against Leicester.Dean Smith’s side will have to be at their best again on Sunday when they take on Pep Guardiola’s side, while the pick of the fixtures comes on Saturday evening when Tottenham host leaders Liverpool in north London.Betfair Ambassador Dimitar Bebatov reviews the action exclusively for Metro.co.uk…ADVERTISEMENTCrystal Palace vs Arsenal Arteta is looking to continue his bright start (Picture: Getty)It’s early days for Arteta but the team looks inspired and they are fighting for each other. They look more confident and happy working with them. They are producing new things and the players believe in what he is doing so I can see them getting the win at PalaceAdvertisementAdvertisementDimitar’s prediction: 1-2Chelsea vs Burnley Man City destroyed rivals Man Utd on Tuesday (Picture: Getty) It’s easy to say that City will take the win, and they probably will. They are the favourites but I am happy to see someone upsetting the big teams, even though I used to play for the big teams, I want to see someone really test City and make things difficult for them, but I think they will have too much for Villa on this occasion.Dimitar’s prediction: 1-4MORE: Manchester United open talks with Sporting Lisbon for Bruno Fernandes Advertisementlast_img read more

The Latest: NFL plans telethon to aid virus relief efforts

first_imgThe Dutch soccer association says players on the men’s and women’s national teams are contributing to the fund to help amateur clubs that have been closed across the country.The country’s 3,000 soccer clubs have 1.2 million players but have seen income such as bar proceeds dry up amid the health crisis.___Celta Vigo forward Fedor Smolov has left his confinement in Spain to be closer to his family back home in Russia.Smolov says he informed the Spanish club of his plan and had its support. The club could not be immediately reached to confirm whether it had authorized the player’s departure. Gonzalez had worked at the club for 23 years.Reims remembered Gonzalez as a man with the “soul of an artist” who was in love with the six-time champions.___Two more golf events on the European Tour have been called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.That ensures there will be no play until the end of June at the earliest. The people tell The Associated Press that the league hopes its massive reach will raise awareness and funds in battling the pandemic. They spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the telethon has not been announced publicly.Details on conducting the telethon and charities that will benefit will be released soon.Since the NFL’s business year began on March 18, the league has conducted free agency even as team facilities have been shut down and travel has been barred. Its biggest offseason event is the draft, which was scheduled for Las Vegas but now will be done remotely, with ESPN and NFL Network televising the proceedings.— Reporting by AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner___ Associated Press All FA employees earning 50,000 pounds ($60,000) or more per year will take a temporary pay reduction of 7.5% and the British government’s furlough scheme is being looked at as a contingency plan.___World Cup champion France has sent support to hospital workers engaged in the fight against the coronavirus.Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba were among the stars in a video released by the French soccer federation expressing their gratitude to the country’s under-pressure health workers.France has been severely hit by the virus with more than 8,000 dead and about 100,000 known infections. Serie A says it has unanimously decided to reduce player salaries by a third if the season does not resume.The Italian soccer players’ association has not yet signed off on the deal.The league says in a statement that the guideline measure was agreed on by 19 of the 20 clubs. Juventus already reached a similar deal with its players.The league says the agreement is “a common line of action to contain” salaries for “players, coaches and members of first squads.”The reduction is equal to four months of salary but would be reduced to only two months if the current season is completed. The Trophée Hassan II in Morocco from June 4-7 was postponed and the following week’s Scandinavian Mixed tournament in Stockholm was canceled and will now be played in 2021.Eleven tour events have been either postponed or canceled because of the virus outbreak.The next potential tournament is the BMW International Open in Germany from June 25-28.___Bayern Munich players have returned to training in small groups despite restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The NFL is planning a telethon to aid coronavirus relief efforts during the draft from April 23-25, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans. The federation last month formally admitted wrongdoing in a case where fake medical documents were used to give a Russian athlete an alibi for being unavailable for testing. It is facing a $10 million fine and a cap of 10 athletes for its track team at the next Olympics.___A doctor at French soccer club Reims has killed himself after getting infected with the coronavirus.Reims Mayor Arnaud Robinet told Le Parisien newspaper Bernard Gonzalez “is a collateral victim of COVID-19 because he had tested positive and was in isolation for 14 days. I know he had left a note to explain his decision.”Officials at the club say Gonzalez died Sunday. He was 60. ___England coach Gareth Southgate has agreed to a 30% pay cut during the coronavirus outbreak.Southgate has a reported salary of 3 million pounds ($3.6 million) per year.English Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham says the organization’s highest earners will take a temporary pay reduction of 30% and others in the senior management team have agreed to a 15% cut.Bullingham says the total financial impact on the FA is currently forecast to be around 100 million pounds ($120 million) because of the postponement of England internationals, FA Cup matches and other events at Wembley Stadium. He says the cost could rise to more than 150 million pounds ($180 million) depending on the length of the crisis. Spain is expected to remain in a nationwide lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic until April 26. The country has more than 135,000 confirmed cases of the new virus with more than 13,000 deaths.Smolov wrote on Instagram that because of the closure of borders “I have found myself obligated to return to Russia to be closer to my family.”Smolov says he is “very grateful to Celta for its support and I want to emphasize that I informed the club about every step.”Spanish media reported that the 30-year-old Smolov flew home on a private jet for the 18th birthday of Maria Yumasheva. She is the granddaughter of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Smolov published photos on Instagram in January showing him and Yumasheva together on vacation.Smolov says he is abiding by an “obligatory” quarantine and remains in constant contact with Celta’s coaching staff to follow team protocol. He says he will return “as soon as the club requires.” The Latest: NFL plans telethon to aid virus relief efforts The mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has died after contracting the coronavirus.The Premier League club says Dolors Sala Carrió died near Barcelona in the city of Manresa. She was 82.City says “everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”Guardiola has coached City since 2016. He previously coached Barcelona and Bayern Munich.___ ___The Russian track federation says it will no longer give national team places to some athletes with past doping bans.The federation said Sunday it won’t select athletes who were given bans since November 2015 for a range of doping and doping-related offenses, or who work with a coach who was banned since that date.The move could be subject to a legal challenge. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has struck down similar national selection rules before if it deems they impose extra punishments on athletes who have served their doping bans. CAS overturned a British Olympic Association rule in 2012 that athletes previously banned for doping could not be selected for the Olympic team.The rules come as the Russian federation’s new management tries to mend its relationship with World Athletics. Russia has been suspended from international track competitions since 2015 for widespread doping. The league adds “it remains understood that the clubs will define the agreements directly with their members.”Serie A has been suspended since the government ordered a nationwide lockdown nearly a month ago. Twelve rounds remain along with four games that were postponed from the weekend of Feb. 22. The Italian Cup semifinals also were interrupted after the first leg.At least 15 players have tested positive for COVID-19.___FIFA is providing global coordination with competition organizers to provide flexibility to ensure coronavirus-derailed seasons can be completed with as little financial turmoil as possible. The decision by the German champions came after some rival clubs made similar moves. Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg have had players train in pairs or small groups.Bayern said Sunday that the training session would “be done in coordination with government policy and the relevant authorities.” The club added that “it goes without saying that all hygiene regulations will be strictly observed.”German league games have been suspended until at least April 30. Clubs and the league have discussed resuming the league without fans and with regular virus tests for players and staff.No German league games have been played since March 8.___ April 6, 2020 Mbappe says “we sing and clap for you.”___Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane has launched a fundraising campaign to support local charitable groups addressing critical needs stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.Beane is donating $20,000 to the community’s United Way chapter and providing incentives for Bills fans to get involved.Fans who make a donation to the Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund between Monday and April 17 will be eligible to win seven Bills-themed experiences or prizes. FIFA does not set the dates of domestic or continental club competitions but does oversee the implementation of two transfer windows during the year.A FIFA task force has been exploring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and has backed flexibility in shifting the transfer windows and extending player contracts to allow seasons to be completed.A final decision will be made by the FIFA Bureau. That body includes the presidents of the six regional confederations.UEFA has already determined that competitions in Europe can run beyond the June 30 cut-off for player contracts.Cost-cutting is underway at many clubs and federations to deal with the financial impact of games not being played. The prizes include joining Beane on the phone when the GM submits Buffalo’s first draft pick. Other prizes include a one-on-one Zoom interview with Beane, lunch with the GM, four tickets to Buffalo’s home opener, and a jersey autographed by quarterback Josh Allen.Proceeds will go to the community response fund. The fund aids area food banks and provides resources to health care providers and front-line responders.Beane praised the work being done by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, grocery-store workers and others for putting their health at risk to serve the community.___Dutch national team players, the country’s national soccer association and the sport’s main sponsor will contribute to an 11 million euro ($12 million) fund to support clubs in the Netherlands during the coronavirus pandemic. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Syracuse’s Ennis gets phone call from VP Joe Biden

first_imgSyracuse’s Tyler Ennis (11) shoots 3-pointer between Pittsburgh’s Cameron Wright (3) and Josh Newkirk, left, in the final second of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Freshman point guard Tyler Ennis of top-ranked Syracuse is basking in some praise after his game-winning shot against Pittsburgh.Vice President Joe Biden called Ennis on Thursday to congratulate him on his “amazing 35-foot buzzer beater” that kept the Orange unbeaten. The vice president’s office tweeted a photograph of Biden at his desk while on the phone with Ennis. Biden received his law degree from Syracuse University.Ennis took an inbounds pass with 4.4 seconds left on Wednesday night, dribbled into Pittsburgh territory and split two defenders before launching a high, arcing shot that swished as time expired. It gave Syracuse a 58-56 victory, a school-record 24th win in a row.last_img read more

Leafs explode past Cats 3-1 to complete weekend sweep

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs exploded for three third-period goal en route to a 3-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Creston Thunder Cats Saturday in the East Kootenay City.The win was the second of the weekend for the Leafs.Nelson opened weekend Thursday be edging the Grand Forks Border Bruins 2-1.Linden Horswill, Colton McCarthy, with his fifth goal of the season, and captain Colton Schell on the power play, was all the goals Leaf netminder Cody Boeckman would need to secure the win.Nelson dominated most of the game, firing a total of 42 shots at Cats goalie Michael Hails. The Coldstream native was perfect through 40 minutes, holding the Leafs scoreless and keep the home town ahead 1-0.Trevor Hanna scored the lone goal for the Cats.Nelson, 2-1-1, moves into second spot in Neil Murdoch Division standings, one point behind defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The two Murdoch leaders begin a home-and-home series Friday in Fruitvale.The Beaver Valley contest concludes a four-game road trip for the Leafs.Nelson plays host to the Hawks Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.LEAF BANTER: Team captain Colton Schell is leading by example and leads the team in scoring with six points. Rookie Colton McCarthy is right behind Schell in points and Nelson in goals with five. McCarthy is also tied for the league lead in goals with Ryan Henderson of Columbia Valley. . . .Nelson rookie Jacob Boyczuk and defenceman Seth Schmidt each finished the Creston game with two assists. . . . Recently acquired forward Brendan Colter was in the lineup for both weekend games for the Leafs.last_img read more

And the Remax Valentine’s Mixed title goes to — Marsh rink

first_imgThe rink included Al May, Kelli May, Grant McKen and Heather McKen.In the C event, the Rick Cutler foursome took home bragging rights and the Kootenay Glass title.Cutler was joined by Deanna Cowden, Marlo Tedesco and Jamie Tedsco.In the D event, Erin May, Graham Jamin, Francois Laurent and Jude Stralak captured the Nelson Home Hardware trophy.The bonspiel attracted 22 teams from the host Nelson club along with rinks from Castlegar, Kaslo and Spokane.The games started Friday night and continued until the finals on Sunday afternoon. The Barry Marsh rink came away as the big winner at the Nelson Mixed Valnetine’s Bonspiel Sunday at the Heritage City Club.Marsh, John Rampone, Tammy Avis and Laurie Bagshaw won the Remax A event crown, sponsored by Glen Darough at Remax.In the B event, the May/McKen rink outlasted the field to claim the Sears Nelson Trophy.last_img read more

Nelson’s Dryden Hunt caps amazing Junior career with WHL Player of the Year award

first_imgAnd the awards just keep on coming for Nelson Minor Hockey grad and Moose Jaw Warriors sniper Dryden Hunt.Hunt, who beat out Western Conference and Victoria Royals defenceman Joe Hicketts, was crowned with the WHL’s highest honour Wednesday in Calgary when he was handed the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as the league’s player of the year.Hunt was the Eastern Conference Four Broncos Memorial Trophy winner.The WHL’s top honour completed the storybook season for the 20-year-old forward, who was passed over in the 2010 WHL bantam draft.The 6-foot, 200-pound left-winger finished the regular season with league-high 58 goals while playing all 72 regular-season games in his final junior campaign. Hunt finished second to Adam Brooks of the Regina Pats in the WHL scoring race with 116.Hunt recorded five hat tricks in the month of February and has six on the season. He was named WHL player of the month for January and player of the week in February.Before scoring 58 times this season, Hunt’s best season came in 2014 when he registered 21 goals.Over his WHL career, Hunt scored 117 goals, had 132 assists for 249 points in 269 games.After being passed over in the bantam draft, Hunt found a home with Regina Pats for three plus seasons before begin traded to Medicine Hat Tigers midway through the 29014-15 season.Moose Jaw acquired Hunt before the start of the 2015-16 WHL season.Hunt, who attended off-season development camps in Carolina and Montreal, was also passed over in the NHL entry draft before landing an entry-level deal with Florida Panthers in March of this year.Hunts parents, Carla DeBiasio and Jeff Hunt, were in Calgary for the awards presentation.Check out the YouTube link of the award ceremony.last_img read more

DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN NOTES

first_imgTyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandPractice every Tuesday in the hall @ 7.00pm. All new members welcome. We’ll teach you to play the flute or drum and have some fun!! Stone Circles“A talk by historian James Lynch on the historic origin of Stone Circles incl. Beltony to be delivered at Maggie’s, Carrickmore, St. Johnston, 1st May, 8pm. All are welcome”Drumkeen Youth Club Youth Club DVD night this Fri 26th Apr 7.30-9.30 pm Leaders this week Harry and Patricia. Thanks to all the sponsors at our recent quiz night. Jimmy Gallagher Car Sales, Hair by Veronica, Shea Deasley, Convoy Hair Care, Shaun Moore, N13 Service Station, Patrick Gildea Hairdressing, Frame Masters, Martin & Sarah Ann Deasley.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 17th Apr 02, 03, 11, 23. No jackpot winner, 1 winner. €100 Mark O Donnell Drumkeen. Next weeks jackpot €975 Go raibh maith agat.St. Mary’s GAASt Marys Bingo continues on Tuesday in Hall @8.30 pm. Club Lotto 16-04-13 DY,AM,TE,WD M. Mc Daid, Drumkeen J.C. Moore ,D. Harkin G. Gillen Convoy C. Smith, Raphoe. Next weeks Jackpot €3350St. Patrick’s N.S.Congratulations to the children from the parish that made their confirmation recently. We hope you all had a fantastic day. Padre Pio PilgrimageThe pilgrimage to San Giovanni, Benevento, Cattolica Loreto and Pietrelcina will take place from Aug 26th – Sep 03rd Flight Ex Dublin. Further details from Joe Walsh Tours 01 2410816 or 071 9851129Adult Cardio Céili ClassAdult Cardio Céili Class every Wed in Kee’s Hotel Stranorlar at 7pm. Contact Louise on 085 7229575 for details. Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: [email protected] or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Saturday @ 6pm) Please note the new deadline.DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN NOTES was last modified: April 21st, 2013 by StephenShare 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)Tags:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

Sun as a Star: How Does It Compare?

first_imgNot too many years ago, our sun was described as a common, ordinary star.  More recently, the Type G2 Dwarf Main-Sequence class, of which Ol Sol is a member, is believed to comprise only 5% of all stars.  An important paper in Astrophysical Journal is now revealing that the sun is special within its class: it is unusually quiet and steady.    O. R. White, L. Wallace, and W. Livingston have just published results of a 32-year study of sunlight at the McMath Solar Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona.1  Even thought 32 years represents a third of a century, and half a percent of recorded history, it is rare to have a continuous data set for such a long period.  Now ready to retire from this long experiment, they discussed what they found.  Most of the paper describes details of particular spectral lines and how they vary with the 11-year solar cycle: doubly-ionized calcium lines, for instance, show clear oscillations.  Some spectral lines, from deeper within the sun’s photosphere (visible “surface”), show almost no variation.  They conclude that the deeper regions of the sun are immune from being heated by the cyclic rise and fall of magnetic disturbances.  This means the sun’s energy output is remarkably stable.    How our sun compares with other stars was discussed briefly.  “Some of our results,” they said, “… will be of interest to stellar astronomers.” It is again of interest in a stellar context to compare our mean H + K index values for the center disk with that of solar-type stars, particularly stars that may be considered Maunder-minimum candidates.2  Our mean center disk value could be indicative of the values to expect in especially quiescent stars, or even in the Sun during prolonged episodes of relatively reduced activity, as appears to have occurred during the Maunder minimum period.Astrophysicist M. S. Giampapa compared the integrated results with comparable stars.  The amount of variation in solar output was “about 10% less than the seasonal mean values, as measured over several seasons of observation, for even the most quiet solar-type stars,” he wrote.  “In any event, our mean center disk value in comparison with stellar observations appears to be representative of ‘immaculate photospheres,’ with little in the way of magnetic-field-related nonradiative heating.”3    In plain English, this means our sun is quiet and well behaved.  The cycles of magnetic energy that cause sunspots and flares somehow escape through the photosphere without heating the surface, resulting in a “solar constant” of energy output – constant, that is, compared with other G2 stars.  The discussion summarizes the finding: “Converted to stellar S [a normalized spectral measurement for all stars], the center disk Sun resides at a position of minimum activity, as found for the most quiescent solar-type stars.”    This has been a career-long project for the researchers.  “In summary, what have 30 years of spectral observations told us about the physical Sun?”  The solar constant varies only 0.06% both on short and long terms.  “That behavior has basically continued over the entire observational period, with no indication of cycle modulation or secular change.  We conclude that the basal quiet photosphere is constant in temperature within our observational error,” they said.1O. R. White, L. Wallace, W. Livingston, and M. S. Giampapa, “Sun-as-a-Star Spectrum Variations 1974-2006,” Astrophysical Journal, 657:1137-1149, 2007 March 10, 2007.2The Maunder Minimum was an unusual period of almost no sunspots from 1645-1715.  Maunder-minimum candidate stars would be those in a similar quiescent state.  Since telescopes were first trained on the sun, sunspot number has risen and fallen in a familiar 11-year cycle except for that 70-year period.  (There is a 22-year period superimposed on the 11-year cycle in which the polarity of the magnetic field reverses.)3Most of the sun’s heat comes from radiation.  An example of non-radiative heating would be the excitation of the sun’s photosphere from magnetic energy.  This apparently is not happening on the sun; the magnetic energy escapes between the granules.Congratulations to this team for their perseverance and steadfastness in achieving one of the longest data-gathering experiments in astrophysics.  In science, there is no substitute for data.  Speculation is cheap.  Carl Sagan used to yarn on about how ordinary is our neighborhood in the universe: “We live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star, lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe,” la-de-da-de-da-zzz.  Sounds so scientific till you look at the details.  Yes, there are other solar-type stars, but one in this class that is this quiet and constant now appears to be a rarity.  Combine that with all the other factors that make our world habitable, and it really does look more and more like we live on a Privileged Planet.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Track-Based Tricks for Dialogue in Premiere Pro

first_imgIn Premiere Pro CS6, I previously used the Dynamics effect to level out minor audio levels, but the new Multiband Compressor in Premiere CC is way better and way easier. I generally add this effect to the Master Channel as an easy way to compress everything to the rough neighborhood I want my audio in – averaging (not peaking) at around –12 dB.The default preset – Broadcast – does a pretty good job with one minor adjustment that you don’t have to even open the effect UI to get to: Drop the “Output Gain” to –9bB. That seems to keep things right around the range I want, as long as the incoming signal isn’t too loud or too quiet. Track-based effects in Premiere Pro are incredibly powerful and can make taking care of some audio issues super easy!Track-based mixing and effects have become my go-to way of dealing with audio in Premiere Pro. After encountering audio sources that have varied widely in level, quality, characteristics, etc., I’ve compiled a few quick, easy tools for simple dialogue sweetening and fixing in Premiere using track effects.You’ll get way more control and power out of a program like Audition, or even some of the more advanced plugins and settings in Premiere’s track effects, but these are easy ways to get something good quickly.First, let’s take a look at how you get to your track effects (if you don’t already know). In the track mixer, click the disclosure triangle in the top-left corner. The top half of what appears are “slots” where you can add effects. Just click on the triangle on the right of each slot and you get a drop down of effects you can add. Once you’ve added an effect, you can open up its settings and UI (if it has one) by double-clicking it’s name. One specific type of noise I run into every now and then is 50/60 Hz hum, which is caused by electrical interference of some sort. The DeHummer filter in Premiere has a preset just for these kinds of hums…and it works great. Just select the appropriate hum and choose how many “harmonics” you need to get the job done with the least amount of effect on your source audio.Track-based mixing and effects have become such a part of my Premiere Pro workflow that I pretty much never touch clip-based mixing or effects if I can help it. In my experience, I’ve also found them to be much more stable in Premiere. I hope you have the same kind of success with track-based effects that I have. If any of you audio pros have tips or suggestions, please leave them in the comments! Master Multiband Compressor in Premiere Procenter_img Premiere actually has a decent track-based DeNoiser built-in. For audio that was recorded too low and boosted, some air conditioner or appliance noise, etc., the DeNoiser effect can work some pretty good magic. All you have to do is apply the effect to the track and set how much to reduce the noise.Premiere Pro analyzes the track to automatically detect the noise it needs to remove. However, because it is a real-time effect, it analyzes from the beginning of the track. This means that it works best when you have some room tone or a silent sample of the noise at the beginning of the track.You can even have the volume of that part of the track all the way down (using the track keyframes, not the clip keyframes) and it will still pick up the noise you want removed. While it can automatically adjust to different noise samples, it takes it a second or so to adjust to the new noise, so it’s best to put audio with different noise types on different tracks.Premiere Pro DeHummer Premiere Pro DeNoiserlast_img read more