Nedum Onuoha, available again after suspension, is among QPR’s substitutes for the game against Ipswich at Loftus Road.It means Joel Lynch continues at centre-back – and as captain. Irish youngster Ryan Manning, who made his senior debut in the win at Wolves, also keeps his place.Rangers make two changes, with Jordan Cousins and Ariel Borysiuk starting in place of Sandro and Yeni Ngbakoto.Massimo Luongo is still out, while Tjaronn Chery and Sebastian Polter are absent again.Ipswich make one change, with Josh Emmanuel replacing Grant Ward.QPR: Smithies, Perch, Hall, Lynch, Bidwell, Wszolek, Borysiuk, Cousins, Manning, Mackie, Sylla.Subs: Ingram, Onuoha, Washington, El Khayati, Ngbakoto, Shodipo, Sandro.Ipswich: Bialkowski, Emmanuel, Chambers, Webster, Berra, Kenlock. Skuse, Bru, Lawrence, McGoldrick, Pitman.Subs: Gerken, Varney, Knudsen, Douglas, Dozzell, Ward, Sears. Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Johannesburg, Wednesday 12 September 2018 – Brand South Africa joins the country in mourning the three firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty during the blaze which erupted last week on the 23rd floor of the Bank of Lisbon Building in the Johannesburg inner city. Twenty-eight-year-old Simphiwe Moropane, 40-year-old Mduduzi Ndlovu and 37-year-old Kathutshelo Muedi are being honoured in a memorial service today in Ellis Park, Johannesburg. Brand South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer, Ms Linda Magapatona-Sangaret said: “The country has had a number of these tragic fire related incidents in recent years and months. The tragic results have been the loss of lives, the destruction of people’s homes and their displacement and often the destruction of industrial production and the livelihood of people.”Magapatona-Sangaret added saying “Today’s memorial service is more than a ceremony. It’s an obligation, a recognition that, in a life spent too often caught up in the pursuit of the trivial, we owe it to Muedi, Ndlovu and Moropane that we ensure that people not yet born will someday come to know what they did for society and honour them. We extend our deepest sympathy to their families and are deeply saddened by the loss they have encountered.”The fire broke out just after 4am on Tuesday 04 September. Firefighters battled a fire on the other side of the building, which took about 45 minutes to extinguish,” said Johannesburg EMS spokesperson Nana Radebe.The safety of structures in the inner city have been the center of attention after it was revealed that the Bank of Lisbon Building failed to meet regulations. The Gauteng Provincial government has vowed to prioritise occupational health after the deadly fire in the Johannesburg building
Smoke is best known for powerful video and visual effects tools, but what about audio editing? Check out these tips and trick for getting the most out of the audio workflows in Smoke.The workflows explained here apply to the Extension 1 Release of Smoke (2013.2.53). This release is now available in the Free 30 Day Trial and via new 36 month Educational License.Stereo vs Mono Tracks in SmokeSmoke works with both Stereo and Mono tracks of audio…but there are some caveats. If you drag and drop your clips, from the source to the record timeline, then the audio will drop on the timeline regardless of whether it is Stereo or Mono.However, if you like to actually edit audio and use the insert or overwrite commands, then you can only edit stereo tracks to stereo tracks and mono to mono. So, just be aware of your track assignments, as you can’t ever route mix matched audio on to tracks that aren’t equal.There are some functions that can help you deal with this slightly annoying issue. Under the GEAR Menu in the timeline controls for either the Source or the Record Sequence, there is a STEREO adjustment that allows you to split or merge tracks.Performing this action on source clips is quite handy. This way you can keep your record sequence track assignments organized the way you like. The only catch is that in order to merge mono tracks to stereo, they need to be in sync. Each audio clip must be the same length as the other, so that they can merge together.Audio Gain and Level Adjustments in SmokeIn order to adjust the sound level of a clip in the timeline you must add a Gain Effect to it. You can call up all of the audio effects in the same way that you call up video effects, via the FX Ribbon.When you have an audio clip selected, you get the audio effects when you hit the FX button or shortcut Shift+Tab to call up the FX Ribbon in place.Once the Gain effect is applied you can simply adjust the db level via the numeric slider. But as with most things in Smoke, there is often more than one way to do something.Just adjusting the numeric slider doesn’t give you the amount of control you might need to adjust a clip if the levels vary within it, or in the case of a music track, where you would need to lower the level and raise the audio as it mixes with a voiceover track. Smoke gives you a few options in clip adjustment:After the Gain Effect is applied, you can activate the AutoKey button in the effects tool bar.Now you can move the Positioner along the clip and stop at various points in which you would like to make a level adjustment. By changing the db values in the numeric slider, a keyframe will be placed and a blue indicator mark will be seen in the clip.But what if you need to adjust these keyframes? There are 2 ways to do that. Fire, you can go into the Editor for the Gain Effect. This will bring you to the Animation Channel editor and show you your keyframes and the waveform in the graph.Now this is ok, but you can’t see the audio in relation to your other clips in the timeline. But don’t worry, there is another way.In the effects toolbar, activate the EDIT button. Now you can add and move keyframes on the clip itself and see everything in context.You can use the same hotkeys to control the points that you use for other operations like in Action or Gmask.Move [Shift+M]Add [Shift+A]Delete [Shift+D]When you are done editing your keyframes, you can turn the edit button off. You will see the waveform in the clip being adjusted, but no other indication that there is a change in level. Extension 1 has a new option to help that.In Extension 1, you now have the option to Show Gain Animation on a clip basis in the timeline.When you have keyframes created and you activate this option, you will see that there is now a black line that shows you the ups and downs of your adjustments.You can also use this option in a different way:If you just have the Show Gain Animation active, you will see a black line and black square on your clip as you select it.You can grab this black square you can raise and lower the db level, and in doing so a Gain Effect will be instantly applied. So you can use this for quick adjustments to add Gain effects that you can tweak later.It is also possible, to play a clip and adjust the numeric sliders or the black box, with Keyframe enabled, enabling you to do a real-time mix.You can also choose to simply make a cut in your audio and adjust the ramp up or down to another clip or even the same clip. You can add audio cross fades in between your clips by selecting a transition point and simply adding a dissolve, just like on video tracks.More Smoke Audio EffectsThe other effects available in the Audio FX Ribbon, are fairly useful for manipulating and stylizing your clips.Timewarp is great for speeding up or slowing down audio as it does automatic pitch correction. There are 5 processing algorithms depending on if you applying it to Voice or Music.EQ is a 5 Band graphical equalizer that you can adjust in a visual way, perfect for video editors who aren’t audiophiles. You can loop your clip or selection as you adjust the EQ to dial it in perfectly. Reverb Send is a quick and easy way to add a bit of echo to your audio.The other effects like Gate, Compression, Delay and Modulation, allow you more advanced audio tweaking.Smoke is a video and effects editor first. Smoke’s audio tools don’t make it Pro Tools or Adobe Audition, but for adjusting audio in your video edit Smoke has some very useful features. You can also choose to export out an AAF for Pro Tools, if you need to expand your audio editing capabilities.
If the slimy water- logged roads of Delhi, the unending traffic jams, and the humidity made worse by erratic spells of shower have already taken a toll on you this monsoon, it’s time to head north to the snowclad slopes of Gulmarg.The picturesque skiing resort has a surprise in store for tourists this winter.A new chairlift, likely to be commissioned in the next few weeks, will take tourists on a breathtaking ride from the Kongdori valley to the Merry Shoulder peak, giving them a view of the Apharwat Mountain peaks, the Nanga Parbat mountains and the vast fircovered expanse enveloped in ethereal mist and fog.The Kongdori- Merry shoulder chairlift, apart from being a major tourist attraction, will boost winter sports in Gulmarg, officials of the J& K tourism department said.” We expect a number of foreign skiers,” an official said.The tourism department is expecting a greater inflow of visitors this year as militancy is on the decline in the state.Germany this year became the first European Union country to lift travel advisory against travelling to Kashmir.Showkat Ahmad Bhat, assistant manager at the J& K State Cable Car Corporation and currently holding the additional responsibility of assistant project engineer of the Kongdori chairlift, said the project is being built by the French company POMA Glaski.The lift has 90 chairs fixed to it and each chair can accommodate four passengers. ” This will enable us to carry around 1700 passengers per hour at a fixed speed of 2.5m/ s,” Bhat added.advertisementThe Kongdori chairlift will run almost parallel to the second section of the Gulmarg Gondola cable car. According to officials, the Gulmarg gondola project is the world’s highest passenger ropeway system, carrying skiers to an altitude of 13,500ft above sea level. It is also Asia’s longest ropeway with an aerial distance of 5.10 km.The first section of the Gulmarg Gondola project, with a carrying capacity of 1,500 people per hour, was commissioned in 1998. The second section, which can carry 600 passengers per hour, became operational in 2005.Bhat said the chairlift will be different from the gondola as it will make travel to the peak much easier. He said Merry Shoulder (11,750 feet) is a beautiful slope used for playing winter games.Currently, the skiers are ferried to the slope either by snow beating machines or snow scooters. “But with the commissioning of the Kongdori chairlift things will change forever,” Bhat said.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say RB Leipzig willing to sell Everton target Augustinby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRB Leipzig are inviting offers for Jean-Kévin Augustin.RMC says RBL are putting the striker up for sale ahead of the January market.Augustin is a top target for Everton boss Marco Silva, which are prepared to offer €40m for the youngster.Everton’s interest sparked angry denials from RBL, but they’re now willing to sell.Augustin, 21, is tied to RBL until 2022.
Moritz Leitner praises Norwich away supporters after Burnley defeatby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City midfielder Moritz Leitner praised their away supporters, who stayed behind the team despite a 2-0 defeat to Burnley on Saturday.Burnly won thanks to Chris Wood’s early brace.”The support in every game since I’ve been here has been amazing,” he said. “We are really thankful, each and every player, even after a game like that they stayed behind us and tried to keep going. That’s amazing and it’s something special we have at this club. We will fight for them and I can only say thank you for the support in every minute of every game.”Leitner made a comeback from injury to feature at Turf Moor, replacing Alexander Tettey on the 12th minute, who had himself picked up a knock.”As a player, you always want to come back after injury but it’s not the most important thing,” he said. “The most important thing is the club, and today we had a bad day. We have to show a reaction.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
d’angelo russell dribble footballD’Angelo Russell can handle a basketball pretty well. The former Ohio State star guard proved this dozens of times during his first-and-only season with the Buckeyes. The future NBA first-round pick had crazy highlight plays like this and this. It turns out that he’s nearly just as good with a football. Russell showed off his handling ability to former Kentucky guard Devin Booker while the two were working out together. Russell is expected to be a top-10 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, which is set to take place on June 25.
Source = Kandima Maldives Sea Dragon-lobester in Singaporean chili sauceKandima Maldives scoops 3 World Luxury Restaurant AwardsKandima Maldives’ two à la carte restaurants Sea Dragon and Smoked pick up three World Luxury Restaurant Awards in celebration of their culinary excellence this year.Among the Kool 2018 World Luxury Restaurant Awards are:1. Indian Ocean Top Luxury Grill – Smoked Restaurant2. Indian Ocean Top Luxury Steakhouse – Smoked Restaurant3. Indian Ocean Top Chinese Cuisine Restaurant – Sea Dragon RestaurantLaunched in 2016, World Luxury Restaurant Awards™ inspires excellence and ignites healthy competition in the Luxury Restaurant Industry. The competition enables restaurants from all over the world to compete in their chosen category, from a list of 84 categories.Kandima Maldives boasts 10 restaurants and bars: a specialty Smoked grill house on the beach; signature overwater Asian à la carte restaurant Sea Dragon and modern Forbidden Bar; all-day dining venues Zest and Flavours; family-friendly Breeze Pool Bar, chic Beach Club, Deli, artistic Aroma Café and Azure Mediterranean à la carte restaurant on the beach.The modern grill house Smoked is famous for its open-concept kitchen with the custom-made parrilla grill and homemade giant smoker. Premium meat cuts, selection of seafood and vegetables are smoked on coconut husk and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey barrel wood chips to a perfect temperature of 75°C (167°F). Creatively designed with unique architectural features, this outlet offers both indoor and outdoor mixed seating options, giving you an amazing beach side dining venue right under the stars. Large tables set out on the sand are perfect for groups of friends or families travelling together. It’s also part of Kandima’s subtle goal to create spaces to mix and mingle, giving the opportunity to make new friends while on the island!Sea Dragon overwater restaurant offers authentic Far Eastern dining with a modern touch. Guests can choose large portions of delectable meat and fresh fish prepared and served family style or go for an amazing selection of Maldivian or slipper lobsters, giant mud crabs and snappers from the restaurant’s in-house fish tanks. Chef’s signature dishes include Fresh Sea Cucumber Salad, Peking Duck with Fragrant Fried Rice with Seafood and Bean Sprouts in X.O sauce and Chilled Sweetened Chinese Pear.Stay tuned by following Kandima Maldives onAbout Kandima MaldivesThis new game-changing resort is an affordable lifestyle destination. Kandima Maldives is smart, playful, rooted and responsible. This 3-kilometer resort is a place with an authentic Maldivian soul. It is all about genuine hospitality with a human touch and innovative solutions that make use of the latest technology. Kandima Maldives is under the new hospitality group Pulse Hotels & Resorts, and caters for guests of all ages: families, couples, groups of friends and honeymooners. Whether you seek relaxation, both aquatic and island adventures, wellbeing, fitness or just family time, this 266-room beach resort has something for everybody. With the longest outdoor pool in the Maldives, football pitch, tennis and volleyball courts, Aquaholics water sports and dive centre, Aroma art studio and many more, there is plenty to keep everyone occupied.About Pulse Hotels & ResortsEstablished in 2015, Pulse Hotels and Resorts is an umbrella brand for a range of innovative and contemporary hotels and resorts that are being built upon their core philosophy of being smart, playful, rooted and responsible. The brand will provide class leading accommodation and facilities with a relaxed ambience and importantly.
Liberty Global-owned UPC Cablecom has taken control of Carouge cable network Télécarouge in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, Suisse-Romande.UPC Cablecom acquired the 51% stake held by the city of Carouge, near Geneva. The Liberty Global operator already held a 49% stake in Télécarouge.The network covers 8,000 households in Carouge.“UPC Cablecom already has experience of managing Télécarouge, and thanks to its expert knowledge we are ensuring the long-term sustainability of our cable network. Customers stand to benefit from simplified offers and first-rate products and services,” said Nicolas Walder, a member of Carouge City Council.Last year, UPC Cablecom took over local network Télémeryn. The city of Geneva’s parliament has approved a deal between the city and UPC Cablecom over the purchase of Geneva’s cable network, subject to approval by a referendum.
France-based entertainment giant Vivendi has reportedly made an offer for the pay TV assets of Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset.Il Corriere della Sera reported that the offer has been with Mediaset, which operates in Italy and Spain and has free TV assets, for “several days”.Vivendi plans to fund the deal for Mediaset Premium through cash and shares, but reports suggest disagreements over price had slowed talks.Vivendi, which owns TV, gaming and music assets, has focused its efforts on building a European content and media giant in recent years. It recently became the majority shareholder in Telecom Italia and is set to take a chunk of the merged Banijay-Zodiak Media company.A Vivendi spokesman said there was no comment regarding the Mediaset reports,while Mediaset could not be directly contacted. Reuters, however, reported a spokesman as saying the companies were not in talks.It is not the first time Vivendi has been linked with Mediaset Premium, which was spun out of the core Mediaset business in December 2014.