New Thaw & Serve range from Aryzta

first_imgGlobal bakery business Aryzta Food Solutions has launched the range to encourage retailers to ‘capitalise on the growing in-store bakery market’.Shoppers are looking for “convenient, great tasting products with a quality assurance”, according to Aryzta.Vincent Brook, head of retail UK at Aryzta, said: “This new range helps retailers to tap into the fast-growing in-store bakery category without the need for an oven.”All that’s required is a freezer to store the products before thawing the amount needed each day, he added. “With an average margin of 35%, it’s the perfect solution for retailers.”The new range comes with a two-tier bakery unit, and comprises:•          Fully Baked Croissant – a butter rich croissant fully baked for convenience (RSP £0.70, case size 35)•          Fully Baked Raisin Swirl – pastry swirl with plump raisins and crème patissiere (RSP £0.70, case size 24)•          Fully Baked Chocolate Hazelnut Croissant – croissant with chocolate hazelnut filling, topped with chocolate sprinkles (RSP £0.70, case size 24)last_img read more

Dakota Track Side renews special events awards for 10th IMCA sponsorship season

first_imgMINOT, N.D. – Drivers and fans should have plenty of opportunity to congratulate Dakota Track Side on its 10th season as an IMCA sponsor in 2017.The Minot high performance parts retailer and fuel supplier will have a trailer at some 60 events at North Da­kota tracks and many of those race night customers will be among recipients of Dakota Track Side special events awards.Fifty dollar product certificates go to designated place finishers at 30 IMCA Modified and 15 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car specials. Certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office within a week after official race re­sults are re­ceived.Information about Dakota Track Side products and services, as well as the trailer travel schedule, is available by calling 701 852-7223, on Facebook and at the www.dakotatrackside.com website.“Dakota Track Side will continue to focus its attention on special events in 2017, and have a particularly visibly presence along the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We’re grateful for their decade of support and will honor them at the end of the season.”last_img read more

Ulster get back to winning ways with bonus point triumph over Cardiff Blues

first_imgUlster racked up a third win from five Guinness PRO12 games as they claimed a bonus point 24-17 victory over the Cardiff Blues. Press Association Ulster continued to use the man advantage with Williams getting a score off the back of a huge driving maul and Humphreys again added the extras to put the home side 19-9 up. Even with Turnbull back, though, the Blues conceded again and McCloskey bagged Ulster’s bonus point with his 49th minute effort. It went unconverted by Humphreys, who was then replaced by returning Ireland World Cup squad member Paddy Jackson. Herbst was then sin-binned in the 55th minute for blocking Tavis Knoyle and Navidi barged over two minutes later from a lineout, though Patchell was unable to convert for the Blues. With less than 10 minutes remaining, another breakdown infringement gave Patchell a chance to bring the Blues within losing bonus point territory. He took it. But the Blues then had Aled Summerhill binned for upending Craig Gilroy in the 73rd minute which scuppered any prospect they had of battling back at the end. The hosts did not have it all their own way, however, as an eager and energetic Blues side came away with a losing bonus point. Josh Navidi scored Cardiff’s only try, with Rhys Patchell chipping in with 12 points from the boot. The Blues were out of the blocks quickly, breaking the deadlock with a penalty from Rhys Patchell in the third minute after Wiehahn Herbst had been penalised at a scrum. Ulster began to click towards the end of the first quarter, with a trademark charge from Nick Williams leading to Trimble crossing over on the right. The try was given after the TMO was consulted over a forward pass from Louis Ludik. Ian Humphreys missed the difficult conversion but the Blues then struck back and, when Lewis Stevenson was pinged at a lineout, Patchell made no mistake with the long range penalty to take it to 6-5 to the visitors. The Blues then ended a rather uneventful half in the ascendance and with skipper Navidi prominent it was little surprise that a penalty came their way when Sean Reidy was penalised after a tackle. Again, Patchell kicked the three points to give the Blues a 9-5 advantage, but Ulster finished the half with a huge surge at the Blues’ line. It led to Josh Turnbull being sin-binned right on the whistle after his boot collided with Marshall’s face. From the resulting penalty McCloskey trucked the ball up and Marshall dived over. This time Humphreys converted and took his league points haul up to 500 as Ulster came off for half-time leading 12-9. Tries from Andrew Trimble, Paul Marshall, Stuart McCloskey and man of the match Nick Williams paved the way for the victory, which takes their unbeaten league record at home to 14 games. It was also their third bonus point win – all have been secured at the Kingspan Stadium – which was much-needed after having lost their only two games away from Belfast. last_img read more

La Grange Police ranks accused of unlawfully withholding civilian’s vehicle

first_imgAfter 12 months– allege parts stolenEric Scott, who was accused of the possession of illegal ammunition, which Police allegedly found in his motor car on January 4, 2017, has claimed that ranks attached to the La Grange Police Station were refusing to hand over his vehicle for which he was still paying instalments.This was related to Magistrate Annette Singh at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on Thursday who ordered that the Toyota Carina PTT 1753 motor car be returned to its registered owner.Scott appeared on Thursday in relation to an accusation of robbery, but the Virtual Complainant was not present during the proceedings. <<>> understands that the robbery allegedly occurred in July this year.The accused man told Magistrate Singh that Police ranks reportedly informed him that he “can’t get the car”. After Singh enquired, the Police Prosecutor relayed that the prosecution has no objection to the car being returned to Scott as the car did not form part of its case. Scott then said that “almost everything” was missing from his car, but the Magistrate informed him that he would have to take action in the courts on that matter.Scott further noted that he had normally used the car to ‘work taxi’ and he worked in the interior. This publication understands that the car’s amplifier, equaliser, car deck and battery all reportedly went missing within the past year. Meanwhile, his robbery matter was adjourned to March 1, 2018. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Planetary Wanderings

first_imgHere are news briefs that are out of this world:Death Star Sighted:  On August 2, the Cassini Spacecraft took the best-ever pictures of Mimas, the little moon of Saturn with a huge crater Herschel that makes it look like the Death Star from Star Wars.  Why this little moon should be one of the most heavily cratered objects in the solar system, when nearby Enceladus is not, is a mystery.Aurora at Saturn:  Saturn put on a light show for Cassini, reported press releases from Jet Propulsion Laboratory and University of Colorado.  The planet’s own version of aurora australis was viewed from a better angle at more wavelengths recently, and was portrayed in lovely aqua blue against the butterscotch planet’s south pole.Mars Too Deadly for Human Travel:  Damping ancient dreams of humans walking on Mars some day, National Geographic News reported that “space weather” (solar radiation) could be too dangerous to make a manned mission feasible.  A solar flare storm like those seen in recent years (see 11/06/2003 entry) could be like placing astronauts in the path of nuclear explosions millions of times more powerful than those made by man.  Unless some new method of shielding is devised, politicians and managers may consider it too risky to send humans into the cosmic shooting gallery for years at a time.  A powerful storm missed Apollo astronauts by just months in 1972.  Even if humans survived the 9-month flight to the red planet (10/01/2002), the Martian surface environment does not offer the same protection as Earth (see 08/07/2003 entry).  See also the press release from University of Warwick.Titan Is Dry as a Bone:  Contrary to earlier predictions (10/16/2003), R. A. West et al. wrote in Nature1 that the lack of specular (mirror-like) reflections from Earth-based radar echoes indicates that Titan (Saturn’s largest moon) lacks global oceans.  The BBC News took this to mean that Titan is as dry as a bone.  Even the sighting reported near the south pole makes the lake interpretation seem unlikely.Enceladus Is Hot Topic:  Science2 took note of the announcement of cryovolcanism on Enceladus (07/14/2005).  Richard Kerr wrote, “the close-up encounter has only deepened the mystery of how a body as small as Enceladus can come up with enough energy for such an active geologic life.”  Treating it as a special case is “uncomfortable” to planetary scientists.  Leaving the solution as a mystery, Kerr concluded, “Theoreticians will have to redouble their efforts to hammer out a moon they can live with.”Mars Soil Mystifies:  Science3 published a story by Amos Banin, “The Enigma of the Martian Soil,” that suggested we still know very little about the Martian surface, even since Viking, Pathfinder and Mars Exploration Rovers have studied it up close.  Though we have more data, we have new questions.Mars Traffic Jam:  Add a fourth spacecraft to the orbital speedway around Mars.  The new Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) launched successfully Thursday morning, August 11, carrying the biggest camera ever launched to the red planet.  It should be able to see objects the size of a card table on the surface when it begins its primary science mission in November 2006, and can transmit 10 times as much information per minute as previous orbiters.  A flood of high-res photography is coming.  MRO will provide several times as much data about Mars as all previous missions combined, said project manager James Graf. 1R. A. West et al., “No oceans on Titan from the absence of a near-infrared specular reflection,” Nature 436, 670-672 (4 August 2005) | doi: 10.1038/nature03824.2Richard A. Kerr, “Cassini Catches Mysterious Hot Spot on Icy-Cold Enceladus,” Science, Vol 309, Issue 5736, 859-860, 5 August 2005,[DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5736.859a].3Amos Banin, “The Enigma of the Martian Soil,” Science, Vol 309, Issue 5736, 888-890, 5 August 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1112794].The Enceladus-Mimas dichotomy may force scientists to re-examine assumptions about cratering rates.  If impactors flying around the solar system do not pummel nearby objects equally, then either some moons are able to cover the craters, or the impactors are not randomly distributed.  Cratering rates are commonly assumed in determining ages of surfaces.  If you cannot constrain the density and frequency of impactors, and if the weathering processes are not well known, then crater-count dating is an exercise in guesswork.    Planetary scientists will have to redouble their efforts to hammer out not only a moon they can live with, but a solar system they can live with.  This has two connotations.  First, the solar system is a deadly place; this underscores the beauty and habitability of our privileged planet.  Second, evolutionary scientists accustomed to thinking in billions of years can’t live comfortably with young phenomena like Enceladus, and a Titan that should have accumulated deep oceans of methane or ethane by now.  If you are unconstrained by long-age assumptions, can you live with these findings?(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Evolution Out of Sync

first_imgEvolutionary theory explains everything but the kitchen sink, but what if things get out of sync?  According to Darwin’s tree of life, things happen in a particular order.  The same complex trait should not emerge on separate branches independently.  Findings contrary to the tree pattern could sink the theory – or at least give some Darwinists a sinking feeling.A placoderm is born:  Imagine finding a fossil of a primitive fish giving live birth.  That’s what was reported in Nature this week.1  The scientists were not only surprised to find an animal fossilized in that maternal instant.  Another surprise was that this kind of animal was supposed to lay eggs, not give birth to live young.  Carina Dennis, commenting on the paper in the same issue of Nature,2 said, “The discovery of embryos in fossils of placoderms (ancient, armoured, jawed fish) indicates that vertebrates have been copulating and giving birth to live young for at least 380 million years.”  That is over double the previous date for viviparity detected in fossil marine reptiles in the Jurassic.    The fossil from the Gogo Formation in Australia was also remarkably well preserved.  One of the researchers said, “Gogo fish are three-dimensional, uncrushed, perfect specimens – as if they died yesterday.”  Muscle tissues, nerve fibers and a yolk sac were all detectable.  The discoverers said that it “shows additional soft-tissue preservation never before recorded in any fossil.”  They could even tell that the young inside the womb was the same species, and that it showed no sign of etching from stomach acids.  For these and other reasons they were convinced this was a young fish about to be born, not the adult’s lunch.    Placoderms were thought to be dull, slow, primitive fish, paddling about in their armor.  This fossil implies implacably that placoderms were anything but primitive.  They had an elaborate courtship ritual, along with all the internal biology necessary for giving birth to live young.  The paper ended by saying “Further discussion of the significance of viviparity and evolution can be found in the Supplementary Information.”3  Thus teased, we went there and looked.  The first paragraph of the Supplemental Information revealed a multi-faceted conundrum about evolution:Live bearing evolved independently in all classes of vertebrates except birds, and also in many invertebrate clades.  Phylogenetic analysis of viviparity in living fishes indicates a non-reversible transition from egg-laying to live bearing in teleosts [bony fish, like tunas], with two possible reversals in chondrichthyans [cartilaginous fish, like sharks]…. Similarly, lack of parental care has been assumed the ancestral state in fishes…. Such analyses assume oviparity [egg-laying] as a primitive and comparable condition in teleosts and chondrichthyans, and that viviparity in the latter can be interpreted as a form of parental care.  However, the complex behavioral, morphological and physiological mechanisms required for successful copulation and internal fertilisation in chondrichthyans must have evolved independently and non-reversibly 12 times in teleosts, whereas they are part of an ancient evolutionary heritage in all living chondrichthyans.  This fundamental difference has been overlooked in some recent analyses….So here they admitted that a transition from egg-laying to live birth involves multiple overhauls of body shape, organ function and behavior, yet claim that evolution figured out how to do this a dozen times independently in teleost fish, to say nothing of all the other classes of vertebrates where it also emerged independently.  At the end of the Supplemental Information they said, “whether internal fertilisation was ancestral for, or evolved within placoderms, it can be assumed now to have been acquired independently of internal fertilisation in chondrichthyans.”    What this means is that a highly improbable event on one branch of Darwin’s tree must have occurred multiple times on other branches.  The complex morphological-physiological-behavioral package for giving live birth was not bequeathed by a common ancestor to all the upper branches, as Darwin supposed, but was invented independently and irreversibly – and that multiple times.  National Geographic News repeated the evolutionary interpretation and provided a video of the fossil and its soft parts, along with an artist’s rendering of the fish giving live birth, umbilical cord and all.  The article did quote Long remarking, “Having such advanced reproduction for a fish that primitive is amazing.”  David Catchpoole and Jonathan Sarfati of Creation Ministries International analyzed the plausibility of this evolutionary story.Wood this happen twice?  Lignin, the molecule responsible for the toughness of wood, is a complex molecule manufactured by complex enzymes in plants.  Wikipedia4 states that the complexity of lignin biosynthesis is still challenging biochemists after a century of study:Lignin biosynthesis (Figure 4) begins in the cytosol with the synthesis of glycosylated monolignols from the amino acid phenylalanine.  These first reactions are shared with the phenylpropanoid pathway.  The attached glucose renders them water soluble and less toxic.  Once transported through the cell membrane to the apoplast, the glucose is removed and the polymerisation commences.[citation needed] Much about its anabolism is not understood even after more than a century of study.[3]    The polymerisation step, that is a radical-radical coupling, is catalysed by oxidative enzymes.  Both peroxidase and laccase enzymes are present in the plant cell walls, and it is not known whether one or both of these groups participates in the polymerisation.  Low molecular weight oxidants might also be involved.  The oxidative enzyme catalyses the formation of monolignol radicals.  These radicals are often said to undergo uncatalyzed coupling to form the lignin polymer, but this hypothesis has been recently challenged.[12]  The alternative theory that involves an unspecified biological control is however not accepted by most scientist [sic] in the field.Given the complexity of lignin synthesis, it challenges credibility that a random process like evolution would achieve this feat even once.  Yet now, according to Science Daily, evolutionists are saying it happened twice – once in gymnosperms and again in lycophytes.  The title carries the theme: “Fundamental Building Block In Flowering Plants Evolved Independently, Yet Almost Identically In Ancient Plants.”In both these examples, the evolutionists have not considered Darwin’s tree of life to be falsified by the evidence.  They have, instead, expressed amazement that evolution produced these complex structures over and over again.  And they have promised that this new information will shed more light on the process Charles Darwin proposed would explain all the complexity and diversity of life on earth.1.  Long, Trinajstic, Young and Senden, “Live birth in the Devonian period,” Nature 453, 650-652 (29 May 2008) | doi:10.1038/nature06966.2.  Carina Dennis, “The oldest pregnant mum,” Nature 453, 575 (2008) | doi:10.1038/453575a, May 28, 2008.3.  Supplemental information for Long et al (PDF photocopy) from Nature.4.  We are not using Wikipedia as an authoritative source, but only for its recognition of the complexity of lignin.  The article includes links to scientific publications.Evolutionists believe in miracles.  You have just seen it right here.  Let’s get them to stop this psychological game they play against creationism, wherein they claim that believers in God as an intelligent Designer of these complex structures resort to “faith” in the “supernatural” and “miracles” of creation.  What, pray tell, is the difference?  They have an endless stream of miracles themselves.  And they have much more faith in the miracle-working power of their naturalistic deity, natural selection, than any closed-minded, irrational religious nutcase you want to exhibit.    You would think that contrary evidence this strong would be devastating to any scientific theory.  Look at them; no amount of falsification overcomes their faith.  These two cases alone, beside the dozens of others we have reported for years, should have tossed Darwinism overboard, but the evolution-talk, like the Titanic theme song, goes on and on and on, as their ship of evidence sinks into the night.  What does that take?  Belief.  Undying devotion to Charlie can produce miracles in the imagination, no matter what happens in reality.Near, far, where bad data areI believe that the theory goes on;Once more no watertight doorBut he’s here in my heartAnd my faith will go on and on and on and on and on and on and on…..Evolution is out of sync.  The H.M.S. Darwin is not only sinking.  It sank, and it is sunk.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Salesforce.com Buys Google Apps Marketplace Favorite Manymoon

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Manymoon Standard, our free product, will continue to be available for existing and new customers. In fact, we’ll continue to add features to our free product. And, if you want to upgrade, you are welcome to do that through the Manymoon website whenever you like.Existing premium features, subscriptions and price points will remain unchanged.Manymoon will continue to work with Google Apps, LinkedIn and the Chrome Web Store. And, we will continue to develop new features to enhance support of these platforms.We’ll continue to support our customers in the Manymoon Support Universe.What does Manymoon bring to Salesforce.com that Chatter doesn’t already have? Project management. Dimdim will add conferencing to Chatter, and project management is the next logical step towards making Chatter a fully featured collaboration suite. But that’s assuming that Salesforce.com will actually integrate Manymoon into Chatter – the initial announcement from Manymoon makes that uncertain.Sameer Patel of the Sovo Group told us in response to the announcement:With its strong project facilitation focus, Manymoon brings solid complementary ‘get-it-done’ functionality to a general purpose engagement platform such as Salesforce.com Chatter. As important, the Google Apps Marketplace is quickly becoming a valid choice for more and more enterprises.Manymoon’s strong integration with the Google Apps Marketplace may well offer a needed bridge between Force.com and Google App Marketplace. Thanks to Manymoon’s integration with Google’s productivity applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and contact management, Salesforce.com now gets to tout a more complete collaboration picture that includes engagement, task management and content creation.The top review for Salesforce for Google Apps reads “Best CRM out there but poor integration with Google Apps.” The application has only two stars. Perhaps this acquisition will help Salesforce.com improve its integration with Google Apps.Manymoon competes with Huddle and PBWorks in the project-centric collaboration SaaS market. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair klint finley Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Manymoon, makers of a popular online collaboration software-as-a-service, announced today that it has been acquired by Salesforce.com. Manymoon ranks as one of the most popular applications in both the Google Apps Marketplace and the LinkedIn Application Directory. According to the announcement, Manymoon will continue to exist as a separate business within Salesforce.com and will continue to offer both its free and premium services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Salesforce.com has been on an acquisition spree. In the past few months, it has purchased: Jigsaw, Sitemasher, Activa Live Chat, Heroku, Etacts and Dimdim. Salesforce.com also invested $4 million in Seesmic today.According to the announcement: Tags:#enterprise#saas 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

Cornell-Technion Green Campus Gets NYC Nod

first_imgBy late October 2011, a number of big-name universities, including Cornell, New York University, Stanford, and Columbia, were competing vigorously for approval to develop a major technology campus in New York City.The city’s selection process is still underway, but on December 19 word spread that Cornell, which partnered with Technion–Israel Institute of Technology on its development proposal, had been selected to build New York’s principal tech campus, the lead facility in what local officials call the Applied Sciences NYC initiative.The remaining competition participants – Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, and NYU – are still in the running for whatever additional science-and-engineering partnerships the city might approve as part of Applied Sciences NYC. (Stanford announced on December 16 that it was withdrawing from the competition.)A net-zero goalA Cornell press release explained that as currently envisioned the 10-acre Cornell/Technion campus – on Roosevelt Island, in the East River – will be organized around three interdisciplinary hubs: connective media, healthier life, and the built environment. Over the next 15 years, the complex will grow to include more than 1.3 million square feet of built space and, in keeping with Applied Sciences NYC’s goal of academic and business collaboration, serve as a living laboratory for energy efficient building and renewable-energy systems. By 2043, the campus is expected to include about 2 million square feet of housing for as many as 2,500 students and 280 faculty members.A 150,000-square-foot core academic building is being designed and built to perform at net zero energy, while other campus buildings are expected to qualify for the LEED Silver or Gold standard and yield about 30% greater energy efficiency than comparably sized buildings built to code. The campus will be served by a photovoltaic system with a peak generation capacity of 1.8 megawatts. The project also will include a geothermal system with 400 wells, each about 500 feet deep, spread out over four acres.A philanthropy group founded by billionaire Cornell alum Charles Feeney donated $350 million to the project, and the city has granted Cornell/Technion $100 million to assist with site infrastructure, construction, and related costs. Environmental and land-use reviews are expected to be completed by the end of 2013, and groundbreaking on the first phase of construction is expected by early 2015.last_img read more

Audio Resources for Filmmakers

first_img4. Recording Awesome Location SoundThese tips from LAvideoFilmmaker.com will help you record better location sound for your project. Specifics covered include how to choose the best mic, optimal microphone placement, recording ambient sound and basic tips for working with audio in post. While you’re on the site be sure to subscribe to their FREE email newsletter on filmmaking tips. 6. Audio Tips for Video Editors 2. Tips for Making Your Film Sound GreatThese tips from the pros at Skywalker Sound were taken from a recent Sundance Film Festival panel on successful sound design. Discover some of the most common sound design mistakes filmmakers make, and how to avoid them. As a bonus they share their top picks for sound design from film history. 3. Videomaker “Audio How To”Although Videomaker is perhaps best known for their coverage of production and post, they offer a ton of info on sound design for filmmakers as well. Covering everything from quick tips to reviews of the latest audio gear, be sure to check out their frequently updated audio “How To” section. All too often, audio work is cast aside in post production in favor of spending more time on achieving impressive visuals. This is a crucial mistake. In this post, you’ll pick up a few tips for optimizing your audio workflow during your video edit. Picking the right audio monitors (speakers), basic sound mixing and essential audio effects are all covered. 10. Mike Russell Adobe Audition TutorialsMike Russell’s free Adobe Audition tutorials teach you practical skills (noise reduction, sweetening audio). Anyone using a Adobe based post production workflow can seriously benefit from his often-updated YouTube channel. Also, be sure to check out his 5 free presets (email) to use in Audition.  As an example, check out his video below on recording high quality voiceovers in Adobe Audition: These online resources will help filmmakers get the best results when working with audio!Sound production is a big part of filmmaking/video production that is often overlooked. Whether you are making films, documentaries, corporate communications or wedding videos, the following resources will help you better understand audio and get better results! 1. FilmSound.orgFilmSound has a helpful FAQ on Audio Post Production, as well as articles from 3 time Oscar winning video and sound editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, English Patient, Cold Mountain). The site is geared toward sound editing and design in feature film production and features excellent resources for those looking to get started in the business. 7. Sound Design & Pre-ProductionLights Online Film School is a great filmmaking resource that we’ve previously covered in our post 10 Filmmaking Sites You Should Be Reading. 5. Audio for FilmIf you’re new to filmmaking or sound design, these basics from MicroFilmmaker are a great primer. In this post, you’ll learn the 3 components of a solid soundtrack (dialog, sound effects and music), as well as some useful info on creating a successful sound mix. 8. Location Sound/Audio Post ForumDVX User is best known as an active camera and filmmaking community, but they also have a forum for Location Sound/Post Audio. Start with the “Audio 101” thread which covers common audio filmmaking questions. If you have a specific audio question be sure to post it in the forum! 9. Sound Series by Clinton HarnFilmmaker and audio pro Clinton Harn teamed up with Zacuto for a info-filled blog series on audio for video. Topics covered include picking the right mic (and the differences between mics), capturing sound in cars and creating a working budget for sound recording and design. 11. NoFilmSchool – Audio with a Crew of 1NoFilmSchool is a wealth of information for filmmakers and video pros.  In a recent post, they tackled the task of recording audio as a one-person crew. Lots of good info here about recording audio with DSLRs to external recorders and mic placement.last_img read more

Prodigal India go down to Malaysia 3-4

first_imgIndia’s dream of winning a gold in men’s hockey event at the Asian Games came a cropper after lower-ranked Malaysia stunned the Commonwealth Games silver medallist with a 75th minute golden goal from Muhammad Amin Rahim in the second semifinal here on Tuesday.The decisive punch in India’s 3-4 defeat was provided by Malaysian penalty corner specialist Amin Rahim in the fifth minute of extra time after he had brought the southeast Asian country on level terms three minutes from the end of regular time with another drag-flick that completely beat Bharat Chetri under the Indian bar.Malaysia, ranked 15th in the world, came out on top in the additional time after both sides were tied 3-3 at the end of regulation time to make their maiden appearance in the Asian Games summit clash, where they face Pakistan, who knocked out defending champions South Korea in penalty shoot-out in the first semifinal.India will now be up against South Korea in the bronze medal play-off match.By virtue of this victory, Malaysia has broken their Asian Games losing streak against India, against whom they lost in all 10 previous meetings in the mega-event.Penalty corner conversion turned out to be the difference between the two sides as Malaysia converted three out of the four short corners they earned in the match, while the Indians could utilise only two out of four.The Indians were also done in by some sloppy defending inside the circle, which resulted in all the penalty corners for Malaysia.advertisementComing into the match with an unbeaten record, a lot was expected of India, but they cut a sorry figure against a determined Malaysian outfit who were by far the better side on display.India, who missed their penalty corner specialist Sandeep Singh due to a neck injury for 20 minutes in the second half, were down by a brilliant 32nd minute field goal scored by forward Abdul Jalil Tengku.However, Malaysia’s joy was shortlived as Sandeep equalised three minutes later with a powerful dragflick as both teams went into the breather locked at 1-1.The Indians came out with purpose after the change of ends and surged ahead in the 37th minute through Tushar Khandkar’s field strike.India then displayed controlled hockey for nearly 12 minutes before Azlan Misron (49th) drew the scores level with a well worked-out variation from Malaysia’s third short corner.Five minutes later, captain Rajpal Singh made it 3-2 for India with a rebound after Dhananjay Mahadik’s initial flick from a set piece was stopped by Malaysia custodian Kumar Subramiam.But it was not to be India’s day as Malaysia earned another penalty corner in the dying stages of the match from which Amin Rahim (67th) scored to make it 3-3.With little more than a minute to go for the hooter, India got a golden chance to seal the match in their favour but coach Jose Brasa’s boys wasted their fourth penalty corner to take the encounter into extra time.Pressure got the better of the Indians in the additional time as they gave away another short corner in the 75th minute from which Amin Rahim scored yet again, to avenge Malaysia’s 2-3 defeat against India in last month’s Commonwealth Games.India will now play South Korea for bronze while Malaysia will be up against Pakistan in the gold medal match, the winners of which would directly qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.In the first semifinal earlier in the day, Pakistan got the better of Korea 4-3 in penalty shoot-out after both sides were locked 1-1 at the end of regulation as well as 15 minutes of extra time.Incidentally, this will be seven-time champions Pakistan’s first entry into the Asian Games final after a hiatus of 20 years when they won the gold at Beijing in 1990.India captain Rajpal blamed his side’s missed opportunities for the loss and said the team missed Sandeep at vital stages of the match.”If we had converted 50 per cent of the chances we got we would have won the match. Their goalkeeper also played well and once a defender also made a goal-line save off a penalty corner. Then Sandeep Singh was absent and had he been present we would have had better chances to convert the last-minute penalty corner,” he said.Coach Jose Brasa, whose contract ends after the Asian Games, said he was “very angry and disappointed” with the result.He also praised Malaysian custodian Kumar Subramiam for denying the Indians a couple of times in the second half.advertisement”Their goalkeeper played very well and brought off some good saves in the second half. And on one instance their defender also stopped the ball on the line. This was one of the important moments of the match. We did not control the game when we needed to control it,” the Spaniard said.Brasa predicted difficult future for India in the forthcoming London Games qualifying tournaments.”Our main target was to win the gold here and qualify and we have not done so. I see difficult times ahead for the team to qualify,” he said.Brasa was also quite candid about his future with the team.”I don’t think the government would retain me after these Games,” he said, adding it was not the right time to answer the question whether he would accept the job if offered to him again.last_img read more