first_imgThe lotto numbers for 21st November were 7,9,15,18 match 2 winner was john alexander. Next weeks jackpot is €3,180.The senior team defeated Malin on sunday in the Division 1 relegation playoff, this was an important result for the club, congratulations and thanks to all involved, a job well done score was 1-14 to 0-09.This weekend sees the senior team play Termon on Saturday at the pitch in the final of the Laurence mMcGinty cup. Both the Donegal Gaeltacht and the Dr. Maguire cups will be in attendance for any supporters who would like photographs taken. Congratulations to Lisa O Donnell and her Scor team who won the recent County final of the Nuachleas competition and who take part in the Ulster semi final in December.Could team managers and anyone who wants material included in the Donegal GAA yearbook forward it onto the PRO asap to the following address neilgerardgallagher@gmail.comThe gym is ladies only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm.There will be Zumba Dance classes in the hall every Thursday @ 8.15pm, all are welcome. There will be Irish classes in the clubhouse on Tuesday 8th at 8pm, all are welcome.The strictly come dancing will take place on the 26th of November in the Silver Tassie, tickets are available from Hughie and Donal and are priced at €15, show starts at 8pm, a good night is promised so please try to attend. County captain and dancing expert Michael Murphy is part of the judging panel while the one and only Kevin Burke is going to show people how to dance with his two left feet.Could anyone who put up flags or bunting try and organise to have them taken down, thanks.Anyone interested in doing a coaching course could they please contact Eddie Crawford.Next monthly meeting is on the 5th of December. GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY was last modified: November 22nd, 2011 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

GAA: Glenswilly launch Girls GAA Academy

first_imgGlenswilly GAA Club has launched an ambitious Girls GAA Academy in a bid to bring the best from the ladies section of the club.The club last night officially launched an ambitious six year plan which aims to see the club’s ladies senior team achieve and retain Division One status.Launching the plan, the club’s Ladies Senior Team manager Gerard McGinty, said he was delighted by the tun-out at the launch. He also stressed that while improving standards amongst the girls and ladies of the club was the aim, there had to be an emphasis on fun and enjoyment.“This is an ambitious plan but we have the coaches and the dedication of players at this club to make it work.“There is no reason why Glenswilly cannot be a major force in ladies football in Donegal,” he said. Addressing the launch, Donegal Ladies GAA and Termon star Therese McCafferty said it was terrific to see Glenswilly launch such an initiative.“As well as improving yourself as a footballer, this initiative will encourage other girls to join the club and make new friends and that is also a major part of what the GAA is about,” she said.Chairman of Glenswilly GAA Club, Peter McConnell, said the club was full behind the initiative.GAA: Glenswilly launch Girls GAA Academy was last modified: July 24th, 2016 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:AcademyGAAGlenswilly Ladieslast_img read more

AFCON 2019: Ghana hope to grind out victoryagainst Benin

first_imgGhana have reached the semifinals at AFCON in all of the last five editions. (PHOTOS/File)AFCON 2019Ghana vs BeninIsmailia Stadium, IsmailiaTuesday, 25-06-2019 @11pmISMAILIA – Ghana will be out for a fast start at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, when they take on Benin in their opening Group F game on Tuesday night.The Black Stars have consistently finished among the top four at African football showpiece and that will be their primary target for the tournament.Since 2008, Ghana have reached the last four, losing two finals in the process, in 2010 and 2015.Despite the semi-finals’ appearances, the Black Stars have failed to win an AFCON title since last doing so in Libya 1982.It is sort of a burden for Ghanaians especially with another golden generation, late in their careers.Whether they can skip the hurdle this time round, remains to be seen but they will be eager to at least reach the final once again.Ghana qualified for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations by topping their qualifying group ahead of Kenya. They have an excellent recent record of going deep into the tournament at the Africa Cup of Nations having reached at least the semi-finals in each edition since 2008.Ghana arrived in Cairo on Friday after a three-week training camp in the United Arab Emirates where they rounded off their preparations with a 0-0 draw against South Africa.The relationship between their record goalscorer Asamoah Gyan and the coach has been in the spotlight with Gyan having retired from international football in March after the captaincy of the national team was taken away from him, only to reverse his decision a day later after the country’s president urged him to reconsider.Meanwhile, Benin have made this tournament despite facing Algeria and Togo in qualifying.However, they booked their place with three home wins, while they took one point on the road and scored only one goal.Benin isn’t the biggest side at the tournament, while they are clearly a team who could struggle to adapt to playing in Egypt.They’ve warmed up with back to back friendly victories, while there are no names which jump out from their squad.They have yet to win a match at the Africa Cup of Nations with one draw and eight defeats from their previous nine matches.Benin’s most capped player and captain Stephane Sessegnon, who now plays in Turkey for Genclerbirligi, is suspended this game due to an accumulation of yellow cards picked up during their qualifying campaign.Sessegnon is suspended for the game against Ghana.Benin and Ghana have met each other on six occasions.The Black Stars have succumbed to defeat on only one occasion, the match ending 1-0 in Benin’s favour.Ghana have managed to win by four goals or more on two instances.Their last encounter, which was in 2017, finished in a draw at 1-1, with both goals coming in the first half.The other game on Tuesday-Cameroon vs Guinea-BissauMonday’s results-Ivory Coast 1-0 South Africa-Tunisia 1-1 Angola-Mali 4-1 MauritaniaComments Tags: AFCON 2019Asamoah GyanBeninCameroonGHANAGroup FGuinea-BissauStephane Sessegnonlast_img read more

49ers report card: ‘A’ fabulous road to a 2-0 start

first_imgCINCINNATI — Here is how the 49ers (2-0) graded in Sunday’s 41-17 rout of the Bengals (0-2):PASS OFFENSE: ACLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the videos on a mobile device Jimmy Garoppolo, shelled all week for a lackluster debut in Tampa, responded with his first three-touchdown game as a 49er. Keying that hat trick were great pass protection (no sacks) and excellent play by an array of receivers, starting with Marquise Goodwin’s 39-yard touchdown catch. Deebo Samuel’s further legitimized his starting role with physical, fearless play (five catches, 87 yards). Even Dante Pettis got in the mix, even as a passer (16-yard completion). Oh, that George Kittle fellow is still good, too, as he caught all three targets for 54 yards.RUN OFFENSE: ACINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 15: Raheem Mostert #31 of the San Francisco 49ers runs the ball for an eventual touchdown while Preston Brown #52 and William Jackson #22 of the Cincinnati Bengals pursueduring the first half at Paul Brown Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)First things first, all linemen (and tight ends, and backs) were prevelant in this dominance. The 259 rushing yards were the 49ers’ most since 2014 (355 vs. the Chargers) and most on the road since 2010 (261 vs. the Cardinals). Matt Breida tallied 121 yards, including a spectacularly shifty 34-yard run that set up their third TD. Breida’s yards-per-carry: 2.5 in opener, 10.1 this game. The 49ers also got great production from Raheem Mostert (83 yards; ) and Jeff Wilson (34 yards, two touchdowns). No runs longer than 34. No Tevin Coleman, no problem.PASS DEFENSE: ACincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes under pressure from San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) and defensive end Solomon Thomas (94) during the first half an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)This defensive line is as optimistically advertised: relentless from every angle. First snap: Arik Armstead sack to set the tone, with DeForest Buckner and D.J. Jones tagging down Andy Dalton for good measure. Buckner, Solomon Thomas and Ronald Blair also had a sack each. Nick Bosa had no sacks, no tackles and was credited with no pressures, but he often flushed Dalton from the pocket and had three near sacks. Dalton totaled 311 yards, half in garbage time (which is “The Dalton Special,” according to our post-game Lyft driver). The secondary deserves kudos, especially Richard Sherman’s reminder to stay humble amid 2-0 start. FIRST LOOK: Hip-hop icon E-40 teams with 49ers on new music video With a little health and stability, Jimmie Ward finally showing 49ers, NFL what he can do 49ers on Wednesday: Where have all the defensive interceptions gone? center_img RUN DEFENSE: A+San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead (91) reacts after sacking Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton during the first half an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)Total rushing yards allowed: 25. Total carries: 19. Average: 1.3 yards per carry. LOL. Linebackers Fred Warner (seven tackles) and Kwon Alexander (six tackles, interception, 3 passes defensed) are a formidable duo that feed off each other wonderfully. Tackles for losses came from Ronald Blair (three), Arik Armstead (two) and Warner, Thomas, Buckner and Sheldon Day. The 49ers had their stingiest run defense since 2015 against the Falcons (1.2 ypc.).SPECIAL TEAMS: A-CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 15: George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by Shawn Williams #36 and Kerry Wynn #72 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the second quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)You may have heard the 49ers used a fourth-round pick on a punter, and Mitch Wishnowsky punted only twice this game. Perfect! One of his punts was downed at the Bengals 3 by D.J. Reed. Robbie Gould had only his fifth missed field goal in 79 attempts as a 49er. Great coverage tackles by Emmanuel Moseley and Raheem Mostert.COACHING: AKyle Shanahan was in the zone, like a mad scientist in a lab or a painter at the easel (or a sportswriter at the keyboard, lol). Aside from brilliant play calls that poetically blended “trick” plays with standard fare, he kept this team focused and motivated after being sequestered in Youngstown, Ohio after the opening win at Tampa Bay. Robert Saleh’s defense is flooring the gas pedal through two games. Going 2-0 on a 10-day, season-opening road trip is legendary, and this is a credit to the entire coaching staff, trainers and all involved. Levi’s Stadium, your turn to finally offer a home-field advantage come next Sunday against the (Ben Roethlisberger-less?) Pittsburgh Steelers.Related Articles Jimmy Garoppolo in a class with iconic one-name QBs, NFL Network experts say Hall of Fame QB who once tormented 49ers now sees them as the NFC’s top playoff seedlast_img read more

Cape Town a top ten ‘green’ city

first_img1 October 2008New York-based business ethics and social responsibility think tank, the Ethisphere Institute, has voted Cape Town as one of the 10 cities in the world that are most likely to become a global sustainability centre by 2020.Other top cities in the world were Toronto, Hyderabad, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, New York, London, Frankfurt, Curitiba and Melbourne.“In a world of increasing population pressures and depleting natural resources some cities, such as Cape Town, are proactively adjusting their practices today as well as implementing sustainable long-term practices,” said Ethisphere Institute executive director Alex Brigham.Among the environmental and sustainability practices considered was health and recreation; education; arts and culture; economic and business environment; regulatory framework; law enforcement and transparency; media and speech; transportation and housing and innovation and investment.“Cape Town is enjoying economic growth that will likely to continue through 2020 and beyond,” the Ethisphere Institute report said.Eco-friendly destinationSouth African Tourism CEO Moeketsi Mosola congratulated the city on its addition to the list, highlighting that tourists were becoming more and more aware of sustainability and green tourist practices.“Sustainability is the way of the future, and Cape Town is proudly leading that way,” he said in Cape Town this week. “It is also, without doubt, one of the world’s most beautiful cities.”Cape Town was acknowledged for its sustainable development programme, introduced in 2004, to help deal with growing energy needs of the city. The programme aims to have 10% of homes using solar power and 10% of the city’s energy consumption coming from renewable sources by 2020.“This entrenches Cape Town’s credentials as a beautiful, eco-friendly destination committed to solid planning and construction principles in both its lifestyle and business sectors,” Mosola said.This award is added to Cape Town’s already impressive list of accolades including it being named Africa’s Best City (US Travel and Leisure Best in the World Awards, July); Favourite Foreign City (UK Telegraph); Best Travel Destination in Africa and Middle East (US Travel & Leisure magazine, 2004 through 2007); and one of the World’s five Bluest Sky Destinations ( BuaNewslast_img read more

2019 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour – Eastern Leg – Day 3

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Day three of the 2019 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour saw scouts up and running as their transversing Illinois and part of Iowa. Stay tuned as the updates roll in throughout the day from Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood, thanks to AgXplore, Tomorrow’s Science for Today’s Yield.Stop 10 – Cedar County, IACorn: Less than impressed with 156 bpa on this field. Health isn’t too bad, but will only go down from here.Soybeans: A great pod count on this final stand for our leg. Consistently good beans on the last several stops.PFTour19_Day3_Stop10_IMG_4057PFTour19_Day3_Stop10_IMG_4058PFTour19_Day3_Stop10_IMG_4060PFTour19_Day3_Stop10_IMG_4057PFTour19_Day3_Stop10_IMG_4058PFTour19_Day3_Stop10_IMG_4060PFTour19_Day3_Stop10_IMG_4057PFTour19_Day3_Stop10_IMG_4058PFTour19_Day3_Stop10_IMG_4060Stop 9 – Cedar County, IACorn: The best corn we have seen so far. Dent stage with deep kernel size so the yield might not be accurately reflected in the rough yield estimate of 193 bpa.Soybeans: A great field of beans at 1,480 pods in a 3×3’ square, the second highest of the day.Stop 8 – Clinton County, IACorn: Good corn, but not great. Likely a silage field and the yield estimate reflects such. 159 bpa corn.Soybeans: Beans are getting better the further away from sandy soils we get with 1,251 pods in a 3×3’ square.Stop 7 – Scott County, IACorn: This field has had low nitrogen, flooding, and then drought. It shows in the yield of 114.6 bpa.Soybeans: Wow there were a lot of pods here! 2,131.2 pods in a 3×3’ square.Stop 6 – Scott County, IACorn: Not a good way to start Iowa. A sandy field with corn on corn rotation. Tiny ears that totaled a 134 bpa estimate.Soybeans: A lot of pods in this field that doesn’t look so great from the road.PFTour19_Day3_Stop6_IMG_4045PFTour19_Day3_Stop6_IMG_4046PFTour19_Day3_Stop6_IMG_4047PFTour19_Day3_Stop6_IMG_4043PFTour19_Day3_Stop6_IMG_4045PFTour19_Day3_Stop6_IMG_4046PFTour19_Day3_Stop6_IMG_4047PFTour19_Day3_Stop6_IMG_4043PFTour19_Day3_Stop6_IMG_4045PFTour19_Day3_Stop6_IMG_4046Stop 5 – Henry County, ILCorn: Another field, way behind in maturity than where it should be. 163 bpa, bringing the five stop average to 156 this morning.Soybeans: 825 pods in a 3×3’ square. After five stops, 884 pods average.PFTour19_Day3_Stop5_IMG_4033PFTour19_Day3_Stop5_IMG_4036PFTour19_Day3_Stop5_IMG_4037PFTour19_Day3_Stop5_IMG_4032PFTour19_Day3_Stop5_IMG_4033PFTour19_Day3_Stop5_IMG_4036PFTour19_Day3_Stop5_IMG_4037PFTour19_Day3_Stop5_IMG_4032PFTour19_Day3_Stop5_IMG_4033PFTour19_Day3_Stop5_IMG_4036Stop 4 – Henry County, ILCorn: A field that came in at 149 bpa. Field was far behind for this part of the country. A bit of disease starting to show consistently immediately below ear.Soybeans: Overall beans are looking fairly consistent in this crop district at 985 pods in a 3×3’ square. Consistently good? Good question.PFTour19_Day3_Stop4_IMG_4029PFTour19_Day3_Stop4_IMG_4030PFTour19_Day3_Stop4_IMG_4031PFTour19_Day3_Stop4_IMG_4029PFTour19_Day3_Stop4_IMG_4030PFTour19_Day3_Stop4_IMG_4031PFTour19_Day3_Stop4_IMG_4029PFTour19_Day3_Stop4_IMG_4030PFTour19_Day3_Stop4_IMG_4031Stop 3 – Henry County, ILCorn: This field, other than several drowned out spots, looked decent. Population will be the main hurdle for this yield at 141.3 bpa estimated. So far disappointed in what has normally been a 200 bpa area, according to the farmers in our truck.Soybeans: 784.8 pods in a 3×3’ square.PFTour19_Day3_Stop3_IMG_4026PFTour19_Day3_Stop3_IMG_4027PFTour19_Day3_Stop3_IMG_4028PFTour19_Day3_Stop3_IMG_4026PFTour19_Day3_Stop3_IMG_4027PFTour19_Day3_Stop3_IMG_4028PFTour19_Day3_Stop3_IMG_4026PFTour19_Day3_Stop3_IMG_4027PFTour19_Day3_Stop3_IMG_4028Stop 2 – Knox County, ILCorn: Lots of GLS pressure in this corn and things are starting into dent. Estimate of 176.6 bpa.Soybeans: Another nice field. Not outstanding and not awfully low either.PFTour19_Day3_Stop2_IMG_4023PFTour19_Day3_Stop2_IMG_4024PFTour19_Day3_Stop2_IMG_4025PFTour19_Day3_Stop2_IMG_4020PFTour19_Day3_Stop2_IMG_4021PFTour19_Day3_Stop2_IMG_4022PFTour19_Day3_Stop2_IMG_4023PFTour19_Day3_Stop2_IMG_4024PFTour19_Day3_Stop2_IMG_4025PFTour19_Day3_Stop2_IMG_4020PFTour19_Day3_Stop2_IMG_4021PFTour19_Day3_Stop2_IMG_4022Stop 1 – Knox County, ILCorn: This corn was fired up pretty good, but is the furthest along stuff we’ve seen so far. Firing up very well past the ear leaf. Quite a bit of flower pressure on the outside rows, but good population. Dent stage corn. 151.8 bpa corn.Soybeans: A good looking soybean field with some potential. This area does look like its gotten drier recently. 872 pods in a 3×3’ square.last_img read more

New country souvenir, Bosnia and Herzegovina, with Geocache of the Week: Top of Bosnia and Herzegovina

first_imgThe border around Bosnia and Herzegovina is shaped like a heart, so it’s only natural that we show some love by announcing it as our newest Country/Regional souvenir!  SharePrint RelatedStari Most GC28FXB – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – July 9, 2012July 9, 2012In “Community”New country souvenir, Costa Rica, with Geocache of the Week: Rainbow Valley CacheMay 15, 2019In “Geocache of the Week”I FEEL sLOVEnia: Brand New Geocaching Country Souvenir for SloveniaNovember 16, 2015In “Community” Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina N 43° 16.870′ E 018° 43.980′ Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world. A moderate hike to a beautiful overview of the entire country and a classic cache container to log and share your visit with those who will follow. Sarajevo is a growing destination for world travellers and listed as one of the best cities to visit world-wide. If you’re not a thrill seeker or hiker, Sarajevo is more your speed. Sink your teeth into some traditional ćevapi (the Balkan equivalent to a cheeseburger) or burek (a pastry filled with meat) to fuel your geocaching adventure. Like most seasoned athletes, it’s important to fuel up so you have the energy to check out these two caches at the ruinous 1984 Winter Olympics site: We know geocachers love country and regional souvenirs and we do too! We are releasing at least one new country/regional souvenir per month starting in January 2019. These new souvenirs will be featured alongside Geocaches of the Week in each region and shared on the third Wednesday of each month. Check out all of the Geocaching souvenirs here. What’s a better way to see the country than from at the top of it? Climbing mountains is good for keeping things in perspective, both in realizing how small of a world we live in and reflecting on the landscape in front of us. Bosnia and Herzegovina is blossoming with nature. Tumbling mountain ranges, hidden away castles, and ever-expansive forests draw in tourists from all over the world. Roughly 40% of the country is covered in pine, beech, and oak trees, teeming with wildlife. These forests aren’t the only tree-covered ecosystem in Bosnia and Herzegovina; it remains the only country in Europe to have a jungle. It’s called Perućica Rainforest, and some of the trees are over 300 years old. Malo Polje Igman Olympic Jumps: GC4K5A8 Traditional GC58W8A by raumangst Far outside of the capital city at an elevation of about 7,828 ft (2,386 m) is our Geocache of the Week: Top of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Maglić is the tallest mountain in the country. The hike to the summit is roughly 3 miles (4.7 km). Along the trail you can see herds of sheep chewing away at the long brown grass, rock faces peeping out between the patches of it, and a deep blue heart-shaped lake can be seen once you’re at elevation. At the top there’s a flag and below it is the cache.  [Lost place] Olympic bobsleigh track Sarajevo: GC7VD5R Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More Difficulty: 1 Terrain: 4.5last_img read more

More People Now Use iPhones Than Windows Mobile

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The latest quarterly survey by comScore reports that the iPhone just passed Windows Mobile phones in US market share, though it remains at just over half the level of the Blackberry.The iPhone has been outselling Windows Mobile for some time, so it was only a matter of time until there were more iPhones in peoples’ hands. Android is still at the back of the pack but is showing signs of significant momentum.Tracing links back from blog to blog the comScore phone survey of users about what types of phones they have in their hands appears first on FierceDeveloper; comScore’s press contact was unavailable for comment but mobile developers say the numbers are unsurprising.Android growth has been steady but that platform remains below Windows Mobile, Palm’s WebOS and Symbian. Another report by comScore this morning though found that consumer interest in Android is growing fast and now rivals consumer interest in the iPhone. “Of those American consumers in the market for a smartphone,” comScore writes, “17 percent are considering the purchase of an android-supported device in next three months, compared to 20 percent indicating they plan to purchase an iPhone.Android’s prospects may fare even better in the global marketplace.“Android will continue to pick up market share, especially in the global smartphone market, because of Symbian’s lack of innovation in the last 3-4 years,” mobile blogger Jason Harris told us today. “Symbian is said to have 37% worldwide market share, and this will further erode as more folks give Android a look. Especially with the Nexus One coming out – a phone that is sold directly from Google and not from your carrier – that’s very cohesive with the European model. Right now Android has only been available from carriers, leading to OS fragmentation. Now with the Nexus One, the phone will come from Google itself, meaning your OS updates will be direct from the source, not via the carrier, who has customized the Android OS to their liking. That might work in the US, where we are carrier-centric, but not in other markets, especially emerging markets.” What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Analysis#mobile#web center_img Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more

How to Shoot a Green Screen for Perfect Chroma Keying

first_imgShooting video on a blue or green screen can be tricky. We’ve rounded up some tips to help you successfully pull the cleanest key possible.When done right, a green screen can be an excellent way to add unique effects to your video projects. When done incorrectly, it will be the very bane of your existence (especially if you’re the editor!).Image via gnepphoto.For starters, let’s shed some light on this debate: Should I use a green screen or blue screen for my chroma keying?Today, green is the most common color for chroma keying. Video camera sensors are most sensitive to green, so green will most often yield the cleanest key. This is because “the green channel has the highest luminance of all three (red, green and blue) digital channels, and thus the sensors deliver the least noise in that channel” ( It’s also worth noting that “green is the color that is furthest away from human flesh tones” (Lightcraft).Beyond those factors, camera sensors also record double the green color data of blue or red — check out this article for more info.There are some instances however, when a blue screen may be more appropriate. If you’re shooting someone with blonde hair, it’s often easier to pull a key with a blue screen (green can spill into light-colored hair). Of course, if you have any green elements in your shot, such as foliage, it may also be best to use blue to avoid keying issues.In the majority of cases, chroma keying with green will be your best bet.Image via gnepphoto.For a more technical look at the green screen vs. blue screen debate, see these informative posts over at Animation World Network and Lightcraft Technology.From lighting and shot setup to keying in post, we’ve rounded up some of the best tips for shooting green or blue screen video below . . .Tips for Better Green ScreenWhether it’s adding movement to a scene, adding fake wind, or adding some lightwrap in post, the tips in this video are all great for pulling off convincing special effects.Motion blur is crucial. The motion blur in a shot will be more difficult to key, as the blurred areas might not key quite properly, and the name of the game is sharp edges. So, you might want to raise your shutter speed to eliminate motion blur, and then add some motion blur back in post using Reelsmart Motion Blur — or the stock CC Force Motion Blur in After Effects.One of the more important tips from this video is that the lighting on your character in front of the green screen needs to match the lighting in the scene where you’re going to place them. If the character is meant to be standing in a dark room with toplight, you need to make sure you light them that way in front of the green screen.How to Light A Green ScreenLighting a green screen isn’t as difficult as you might think. First, you need to light your subject. Many people try to light both the green screen and the talent at the same time; this is usually not a great way to get professional results. As I mentioned, you want to light your actor to match the scene into which you’re going to composite them. Then, once you have that set up, it’s really not that hard to place a light or two to get a nice even light on the green screen.The softer and more spread out the light on your green screen, the better. You also want to look out for green light spilling off of the green screen and onto the talent. This will create more work in post. It’s best to keep the talent as far away from the screen as possible.This image from Aputure demonstrates how false color can help green screen lighting.You want uniform brightness from edge to edge on the green screen itself. If you have a monitor with false color viewing capability, you can use it to check the uniformity.Green Screening or Chroma Keying in All Major NLEsAll major nonlinear editing applications (NLEs) can chroma key (some better than others). Here’s a video for each program, so you can learn to do it yourself.How to Chroma Key in DaVinci ResolveHow to Chroma Key in Final Cut Pro XHow to Chroma Key in Adobe Premiere ProHow to Chroma Key in Adobe After Effects Cover image via Rosty McFly.Looking for more film and video production tips? Check these out.Building The Ultimate, High-Versatility Cinema Camera PackageHow to Create a Mid-’90s DV Camcorder Look in After EffectsQuick Tips: Improving Your Product Shots and CommercialsIntroducing the Yeti Nano from Blue MicrophonesThe Whys and Hows of Tracking: Handheld vs. Stabilizedlast_img read more

Top stories: Disappearing ground water, a boost for NSF, and the earliest dinos

first_imgDid Brazil’s uncontacted tribe receive proper medical care?Scientists and Brazil’s government disagree about whether the isolated Amazon tribespeople who came down with flu after making contact with the outside world last month received adequate medical treatment. At least one scientist fears that the illness is just the start of a health catastrophe for the tribe and blames the government for not taking fuller precautions before the tribespeople slipped back into the forest.Western U.S. states using up ground water at an alarming rateSign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)A new study shows that ground water in the Colorado River Basin is being depleted six times faster than surface water. The groundwater losses, which take thousands of years to be recharged naturally, point to the unsustainability of exploding population centers and water-intensive agriculture in the basin, which includes most of Arizona and parts of Colorado, California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Wyoming.Senate bill backs NSF’s practices and calls for big funding boostTaking issue with its counterpart in the U.S. House of Representatives, a Senate panel has embraced how the National Science Foundation (NSF) does its business in a bill that sets policies and recommends funding levels for NSF over the next 5 years. The proposed legislation calls on Congress to increase NSF’s budget by nearly 40%, to $9.9 billion, by 2019. It also endorses NSF’s current policies for reviewing grant proposals and—in sharp contrast to a House bill—emphasizes the importance of the social sciences as part of a balanced research portfolio.Earliest dinosaurs may have sported feathersResearchers agree that birds are dinosaurs, but when did dinosaurs start becoming birds? New excavations in Siberia reveal that one sure sign of birdiness, the presence of feathers, has very deep roots in the dino evolutionary tree; indeed, dinosaurs may have been sporting feathers from the very beginning of their existence about 240 million years ago.Nervous system may hold key to treating asthma attacksThe wheezing, coughing, and gasping for breath that come with a sudden asthma attack aren’t just the fault of an overactive immune system. A particularly sensitive bundle of neurons stretching from the brain to the lungs might be to blame as well, researchers have found. Drugs that alter these neurons could provide a new way to treat some types of asthma.last_img read more