Three DIY Teleprompter Builds

first_img Share this Article Learn how to create your own video teleprompter in these great video tutorials.A professional teleprompter can set set you back thousands of dollars, but if you don’t mind getting handy, constructing a DIY teleprompter using a Kindle, iPad or other tablet can save you a considerable amount of cash. From corporate and commercial videos to web videocasts, a teleprompter is a great tool to have at your disposal.DIY Teleprompter #1This video tutorial was shared by Indie Mogul on their YouTube Channel.The basic supplies and picture frame needed to build the rig will set you back approximately $35, but you will need access to a Kindle or an iPad (an additional $100-$400).This DIY project does require an assortment of power tools. Using the regular glass that came with a wooden frame can look decent, but ultimate clarity for the talent reading the prompter can be achieved by tracking down mirrored glass from your local glass shop (you may even get it free). Griffin from Indie Mogul has an update below:DIY Teleprompter #2This video tutorial was shared by Chris Hall on his YouTube Channel.After having seen Griffin Hammond’s DIY teleprompter, Chris Hall made his own DIY build. While they use some similarities like an 8 x 10 picture frame and other parts, both designs have their advantages/disadvantages. Chris’s build is a more solid, wooden DIY design but it lacks portability in the extra weight.DIY Teleprompter #3If you need a portable teleprompter that fits 15 mm rails, look no further than this great DIY build from heyjustj Creative Services.  Again, the bulk of the cost is in the device (tablet) needed to drive the prompter. Additional supplies will set you back about $50.Prompter AppsOnce you have your DIY prompter created you’ll need to find the right app to drive it:ProPrompter is a great (under $10) app for iPhone/iPads/iPod Touch enabling full control over the scroll speed and other features with an additional iPhone/iPad.Teleprompter Pro Lite is a great, free professional teleprompter app for iPads.Prompt! Light FREE is great software for 2500 characters or less if you run your scripts from a laptop.Android Prompter is free prompt software made for Android phones featuring total control over font size, scroll speed, mirroring text, etc.Have any DIY tutorials you would like to share?Let us know in the comments below. wcenter_img elast_img read more

Parrikar presents Budget, spares common man

first_imgGoa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who holds finance portfolio on Friday presented the 2017-18 annual budget of Rs.16,021 crore with a revenue surplus of Rs.202.48 crores.The budget which spared common man from any additional levies revised the fees for renewal of casinos license, their annual recurring fees and doubled fees for transfer of licenses from Rs.10 crores, and made beer marginally costly by enhancing the Excise duty on the beer manufactured in the State or imported.While declining to tinker with the rates of various commercial taxes, the State budget proposed to withdraw the scheme of collection of entry fee on vehicles entering the State, moment the GST would be implemented from July 1.The budget stated that the State’s Commercial Taxes department was fully geared for introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST).Goa being a consumption State, where in services play a major role, Mr. Parrikar anticipated that the tourist State will gain from GST.Mr. Parrikar, in his budget speech recalled that since five years the State had maintained the promise that prices of petrol would not cross Rs.60 per litre. He felt it was time to review this measure and in  view of enhanced spending and provisions for existing and various new initiatives  he increased the value added tax (VAT) on motor spirit to 15 per cent but ensuring that the rate would be in the range of Rs.65 per litre.As a measure to promote airlines to connect Goa with small towns under the regional connectivity scheme of the Centre, which in turn would promote tourism, Mr. Parrikar proposed to reimburse VAT on aviation turbine fuel, in excess of 01 per cent.As a green initiative the government has also exempted from VAT on the sale of electric vehicles and the vehicles also will be exempted from motor vehicle tax.In a relief to the mineral ore industry, the government proposed to allow input tax credit on sale of mineral ore.Mr. Parrikar reduced the export fee on beer to 50 paise per bulk litre.Responding to the pleas of the sellers of high-end vehicles to reduce the high registration fee, the government rationalised the registration fee by categorising the dealers as per their share capital and making slabs according to price of the high-end vehicles.The government also lifted the moratorium on registration of rent-a-bike or two-wheeler taxis.last_img read more

Good days will come, Asaram says from jail

first_imgA purported audio clip of Asaram, serving a life sentence at a Jodhpur jail, has surfaced online, in which the self-styled godman is heard telling a person over phone that his time behind bars is ephemeral and that “good days will come”.According to the Jodhpur Central Jail Deputy Inspector General of Police Vikram Singh, the 15-minute audio clip might be a recording of a telephone conversation Asaram had on Friday, two days after a Jodhpur court found him guilty and sentenced him to life in prison for raping a teenage girl.last_img read more

Bacteria Lay Out Welcome Mat for Tubeworms

first_imgAlthough they remain firmly attached to rocks on the sea floor and other surfaces for most of their lives, ocean-dwelling tubeworms spend their early days as free-swimming larvae, looking for a place to call home. A key factor in their decision to latch on somewhere is the presence of certain bacteria. Now, researchers have discovered that these bacteria prepare a microscopic welcome mat, which apparently invites the larvae to settle down and grow up—triggering the animal’s dramatic metamorphosis into its adult, tubelike form. The finding might lead to new ways of discouraging tubeworms from taking up residence on ship hulls and other humanmade objects, where they cause billions of dollars of damage each year.Scientists knew that the presence of certain bacteria helps trigger the larvae of the tubeworm Hydroides elegans to attach to a surface and metamorphose. But no one could explain how the microbes prompt this dramatic transformation, one of the most decisive steps in the animal’s life cycle. While studying one of those triggers, the bacterium Pseudoalteromonas luteoviolacea, Nicholas Shikuma, a microbiologist at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, and his colleagues found that it carries a set of genes for making elaborate structures that resemble bits of phages, viruses that infect bacteria.Similar structures are well known to microbiologists; many bacteria use them as weapons to kill other bacteria or to harm animal hosts. Yet no one had found any example in which they were beneficial to an animal. But when Shikuma and his colleagues knocked out the genes and cultured the mutant bacteria together with tubeworm larvae, they did not trigger a metamorphosis. 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They found that about 2% of the cells in a P. luteoviolacea colony produce the MACs. Once a bacterium fills with MACs, it breaks open and releases hundreds of the structures. The tails of the MACs join together to form a net, while their heads resemble tiny, spring-loaded hypodermic needles, the team reports online today in Science. When a larva touches the net, the needles release.Dianne Newman, the microbiologist at Caltech in whose lab Shikuma did the research, says that the needles firing might help signal to the larvae that the surface is a promising place to live, although the exact mechanism isn’t yet known. It’s not clear why the bacteria make the arrays, she says. It’s possible that the microbes somehow benefit from the tubeworm’s presence. But it may simply be a random phenomenon in the bacterial cells that the tubeworm has adapted to take advantage of. “What is really striking is that for the first time, these structures are doing something that benefits the animal,” she says.It’s doubtful that the bacteria evolved the signal to attract tubeworms, says microbiologist Edward Ruby of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. More likely it’s simply an environmental cue the larvae recognize. “It’s like the sun coming up,” he says. “Every time I see it, I know it’s a good surface to land on.”Similar interactions probably determine where many marine invertebrates settle, says marine biologist and co-author Michael Hadfield of the Kewalo Marine Laboratory at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. (Shikuma started the project as a graduate student in Hadfield’s lab.) A type of coral and a species of sea urchin also settle in response to P. luteoviolacea, he notes. “It’s very likely the same mechanism,” he predicts. Genes similar to the ones for MACs have also been found in other marine bacteria.The work “is cracking the doors on an entire field,” Ruby says. Scientists have recognized that bacteria were important, he says, “but now it becomes a science, not just an observation.” Understanding the MACs will likely be crucial to marine conservation efforts—both to discourage the growth of invasive species and encourage endangered ones, he says. The ship industry would certainly welcome any new way to discourage tubeworm growth, although Newman cautions that such practical application is a long way off. “The first step is identifying how [the MACs] interact with the animal before we could do anything to rationally block it.”last_img read more

Daisy Ridley recording song with massive superstar

first_imgLos Angeles, Feb 27 (PTI) “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star Daisy Ridley is working on a song with a superstar from music industry.”The Force Awakens” helmer JJ Abrams revealed the 23-year-old actress singing plans, calling her “the most beautiful voice” he ever heard, reported E! online.”One day on set, she just started singing and had the most beautiful voice I ever heard. She is going to record a song with an unnamed person, but lets just say a massive superstar,” Abrams said.The filmmaker was present at the US-Ireland Alliances Oscar Wilde Awards, where Ridley was among this years honorees.James Corden, “Room” director Lenny Abrahamson and “Penny Dreadful” actress Sarah Greene were also honoured. PTI SHD ASVlast_img read more

Liverpool, Manchester United warn fans ahead of league clash

first_imgLiverpool and Manchester United have warned fans that they will be removed from Anfield and could face criminal charges if found engaging in “offensive or discriminatory behaviour” in Monday’s Premier League clash.The English clubs were fined by UEFA earlier this year over a variety of charges, including illicit chanting, during their Europa League last-16 tie in March. The clubs were fined 40,000 euros ($44,804.00) each for the chants by their fans. (Also read: For England, problems run deeper than Wayne Rooney)”There is great rivalry between our fans and we ask all supporters to be respectful and help eradicate all forms of offensive and discriminatory behaviour from the game,” the clubs said in a joint statement.”If any supporters are found to be engaged in any form of offensive or discriminatory behaviour by stewards or via CCTV then they will be immediately removed from the stadium, risk arrest, prosecution and be reported in accordance with the club’s ground regulations.”Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp expects Monday’s clash to be a thriller because of the typically fevered atmosphere during the encounters.Liverpool knocked United out of the Europa League last season but have not beaten them in domestic competition since March 2014.”We are really looking forward to what will be a fantastic game at Anfield. Those Europa League games were really nice. Both games were intense and competitive,” Klopp told Liverpool Echo.”We were better in the first game at Anfield. We had a fantastic atmosphere and the players were inspired by that. It was my first time at Old Trafford for the second leg. (Also read: World Cup qualifiers: Wayne Rooney dropped for England trip to Slovenia)advertisement”Maybe people don’t like to hear it, but there was actually quite a good atmosphere there too. It changed the game a little bit and it was real proof of what an atmosphere can do.”Liverpool, who sit fourth in the league standings, are three points ahead of United.($1 = 0.8928 euros)last_img read more

Mamta asks CAB to erect bust of Dalimiya at Eden Gardens

first_imgKolkata, Aug 8 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today urged the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to erect a bust of former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya. “I think there should a bust of Jagmohan Dalmiya in CAB. The way we cannot forget Gostho Pal in football, we cannot forget Dalmiya in cricket,” Mamata, who was the chief guest at the CAB annual awards, said in her address. “The way he has worked for CAB and took Bengal cricket forward we can never forget his contribution,” she said of Dalmiya, who died as BCCI President two years ago. The CAB already has a proposal to install Dalmiyas bust near Dr BC Roy Club House at Eden Gardens entrance but its pending with the Ministry of Defence, the custodians of the land. “We are trying for it but its pending with the Army for about two years now. We need their permission to do anything here,” CAB president Sourav Ganguly said. Mamata also said it is a matter of pride that Kolkata would host the U-17 Football World Cup final in October. “Its a matter of pride. We will get to see the future of world football. This is a huge gain for Kolkata. Sport is part of our culture,” he said. Mamata was gifted a personalised wall clock by CAB. PTI TAP SSC CMlast_img read more

BJP leaders, ministers say PMs leadership behind poll victory

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 18 (PTI) Senior BJP leaders and Union ministers today credited the partys victory in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh polls to Prime Minister Narendra Modis leadership and vision for development.The BJP clinched the Gujarat Assembly polls sixth time in a row, winning 99 seats in the 182-member House. In Himachal Pradesh, the BJP won 44 seats, slightly short of a two-thirds majority in the 68-member House.Union Minister Prakash Javadekar claimed that the results reflected that the people wanted development and not casteism or dynasty politics.People have reposed faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modis way of leadership and development, he said.”It was not an easy election. When the Opposition gangs up on the caste basis and wants to divide on caste basis, there would always be a difficult election,” the human resource development minister said.Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said the people of the country have stood by PM Modi, his policies and the direction in which the country was moving despite the “misinformation and mispropaganda” about the government.With the Congress showing better than projected performance in Gujarat, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said the public has given the saffron party “some wake up call” and hoped that the party would do some introspection.”I think what we need now is more people, who are at grassroots and can mobilise the public in public meetings, should be given more responsibilities in the party and not those who are just technicians,” he said.Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani said the BJP governments in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh will work for Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas (collective efforts, inclusive growth).advertisement”Congratulations to PM @narendramodi ji, @AmitShah ji, all @BJP4Gujarat leaders & karyakartas on 6th consecutive win of @BJP4India in Gujarat and gratitude to citizens for once again voting for ?Vikaswad? (development) over ?Vanshwad? (dynasty),” she tweeted.Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said the polls verdict are a clear result of Modis vision and BJP president Amit Shahs “tenacity and genius”.Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said in a tweet, “With todays results in Gujarat & Himachal @INCIndia is now reduced to just 4 states. PMs vision of #SabkaSathSabkaVikas has overcome divisive politics & resonates loud & clear. People have voted for PM @narendramodi & Indias development.” PTI MP DIPlast_img read more

Lionel Messi Appeals 4-Match World Cup Ban at FIFA

first_imgZURICH (AP) — Lionel Messi’s appeal against a four-match ban in World Cup qualifying for insulting a referee’s assistant was being heard by FIFA on Thursday.Messi, who was to testify by video, is not expected to get an immediate verdict.The FIFA appeals panel typically gives a detailed verdict within weeks in non-urgent cases. Argentina’s next World Cup qualifier is at Uruguay on Aug. 31.Messi already served one match of the ban that was imposed when the FIFA disciplinary committee gave its ruling hours before Argentina’s 2-0 loss in Bolivia in March.FIFA was able to ban Messi after match officials did not report the Argentina captain for verbally abusing a linesman late in a 1-0 win over Chile on March 23.FIFA disciplinary rules require a sanction “at least four matches for unsporting conduct toward a match official.”Previous FIFA verdicts have resulted in a player getting at least one match of the ban suspended on probation.In a similar case from a South American qualifying game last September, FIFA also banned Chile midfielder Gary Medel for four matches after he was shown a red card for verbally abusing a referee. However, FIFA deferred one game of the sanction for a two-year probationary period.A 2014 World Cup case ruling also offers hope for Messi and his lawyers.Fernando Santos, then coaching Greece, was initially banned for eight matches for verbally using officials during a last 16 loss against Costa Rica in Brazil. When Santos, by then coaching Portugal, appealed at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the ban was reduced to four games. Two of those games were deferred for six months of probation.Messi is currently banned also for home games against Venezuela on Sept. 5 and Peru on Oct. 5.Argentina is fifth in the 10-team South American group with four games left. The 2014 World Cup runners-up are currently in line to advance to a November playoff against a team from Oceania, likely to be New Zealand.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Raveena Tandon in monochrome dress is all about chic vibes on day out in Mumbai

first_imgOther Galleries 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See pics 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Priyanka Chopra in satin red mini wrap-dress enjoys date night with Nick Jonas in NYC 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Disha Patani in spaghetti strap top and mini shorts shows how to add oomph to casual lookOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Raveena Tandon was snapped coming out of a store in Juhu, Mumbai today.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: The actor was spotted enjoying a day out in the bay.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: For the outing, the actor sported the chic monochrome look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: Raveena was dressed to impress in a short monohcrome ensemble with a quirky print.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: She paired the dress with a denim jacket.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: Raveena styled the look with a silver top handle patchwork bag.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Image: Caption: She was spotted wearing white sneakers with the dress.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 6Image: Caption: With open locks done elegantly in dreamy waves, Raveena did her hairdo.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 7Image: Caption: For her glam, she went with mauve lips, dewy make-up and kohled eyes.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 8Image: Caption: Raveena recently became a grandmother as her adopted daughter Chhaya welcomed her first child.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 9Tags: Raveena TandonSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Raveena Tandon was snapped coming out of a store in Juhu, Mumbai today. The actor was dressed to impress in a short monohcrome dress with a quirky print.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d84e22fd1cc21568989743_1601421_editCommentContent Publish date: Friday, September 20, 2019 – 19:30Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Raveena in monochrome dress is all about chic vibes in MumbaiApp headline: Raveena in monochrome dress is all about chic vibes in Mumbai1200x675:last_img read more

Police Station to Be Built At Longville, Clarendon

first_imgThousands of residents living in the sprawling housing development of Longville Park, Clarendon, are set to benefit from the construction of a 50-man police station in their community. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, said the National Housing Trust (NHT), has provided $50 million for the construction of the station by December 2013.  The station will initially house 25 police personnel, but will be built to accommodate 50 and will be located in Phase II of the scheme. Mrs. Simpson Miller was addressing the handing over ceremony of Longville Park Phase III housing development to beneficiaries, on February 20. The Prime Minister, under whose portfolio the NHT falls, stated that the agency is committed to “planned development and creating fully functional integrated communities across the country,” hence its investment.  She revealed that the total development cost for Longville Phase III is $4.8 billion, of which $3.5 billion was spent on construction. “To service the greater Longville Park development, the NHT has invested significant sums in infrastructure, which serves not only Longville but the surrounding communities,” she said. Mrs. Simpson Miller outlined that the agency has spent $580 millionto provide a water supply system for the greater Longville area from a well located at New Bowens. The well has the capacity to bring approximately 13,640 cubic metres of water per day over a distance of 16 kilometres to Longville. The Prime Minister also informed  that the NHT spent another $90 millionto construct a bridge on the Salt River Road, to allow unimpeded access to Longville and areas of southeast Clarendon, when the gully is flooded. She noted that as part of construction plans for Phase IV of the site’s development, the NHT will build an alternative access road to Longville Park from Salt River. Longville Park is the largest NHT scheme in Clarendon. The agency has  completed three of six phases of development with over 3,200 housing solutions so far. According to the NHT, the development will have over 5,300 solutions when all six phases are completed. In the meantime, NHT Chairman, Easton Douglas, said the scheme also has reserved lots for the construction of churches, a school, commercial areas and other future developments. He revealed that at least one traditional church has already expressed interest in acquiring a lot. Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. Morais Guy, in congratulating the 882 beneficiaries of Longville Park Phase III, noted that the provision of housing solutions ranks high on the agenda of the Government. He stated that one of the imperatives of his Ministry is a thrust to drive the cost of housing down to the point where people at the lower end of the socio economic ladder will be able to buy a house and comfortably service a mortgage.last_img read more

Human Error a Factor in Both US Navy Collisions

first_imgzoom Investigations into two separate collisions involving US Navy vessels have revealed that multiple failures by watch standers contributed to the incidents.The navy released a report on November 1 detailing the events and actions that led to the collision of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and Philippine-flagged containership ACX Crystal, operated by Japan’s NYK Line, off the coast of Japan June 17, and the collision of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and Liberian-flagged tanker Alnic MC on August 21.“Both of these accidents were preventable and the respective investigations found multiple failures by watch standers that contributed to the incidents,” Adm. John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), said.The report showed that the collision between Fitzgerald and Crystal was avoidable and resulted from an accumulation of smaller errors over time, “ultimately resulting in a lack of adherence to sound navigational practices.”Specifically, Fitzgerald’s watch teams disregarded established norms of basic contact management and, more importantly, leadership failed to adhere to well-established protocols put in place to prevent collisions. In addition, the ship’s triad was absent during an evolution where their experience, guidance and example would have greatly benefited the ship.The second collision, between John S. McCain and Alnic MC, was also avoidable and resulted primarily from complacency, over-confidence and lack of procedural compliance, the US Navy said.A major contributing factor to the collision was sub-standard level of knowledge regarding the operation of the ship control console. In particular, McCain’s commanding officer disregarded recommendations from his executive officer, navigator and senior watch officer to set sea and anchor watch teams in a timely fashion to ensure the safe and effective operation of the ship.With regard to procedures, no one on the Bridge watch team, to include the commanding officer and executive officer, were properly trained on how to correctly operate the ship control console during a steering casualty, according to the report.These collisions, along with other similar incidents over the past year, indicated a need for the Navy to undertake a review of wider scope to better determine systemic causes. The navy’s completed its Comprehensive Review of Surface Fleet Incidents on October 23, 2017.last_img read more

Community participation can help in curbing noise pollution

first_imgNew Delhi: The importance of community participation in curbing noise pollution was one of the important points discussed during a meeting of the Joint Pollution Control Review Committee.Sources told Millennium Post that the meeting was held in the first week of September under the chairmanship of an officer of the rank of Additional Commissioner of Police at Delhi Police headquarters. Officials from Delhi Police, MCD, DPCC, NGO and paralegal volunteers were present. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderSources added that various points were discussed in the meeting between the officials and at the end, it was observed that no initiative can be successful without the participation of the community. The people have to be sensitized about the ethics of the environment, ill defects and disadvantages of noise pollution. “Though prosecution is essential for enforcing environment but without the support of the community, the menace can’t be controlled. The volunteers should come forward and contact local authorities for cooperation in organizing programmes,” was one of the observations made at the meeting. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsSources further added that talks were held regarding the exclusive website of noise pollution. “Directions were issued that district DCsP should dispose of pending grievances at the earliest,” sources said. Noise pollution helpline number was another important topic of the discussion. During the deliberations of the meeting, proposals of mass awareness programmes were put forward by the members of the committee. One of the members proposed that community meetings may be organised in collaboration with the RWAs of the area. The programmes may be organised on the pattern of Mohalla Panchayat, Nukkad Dramas and Sabhas. The volunteers may be involved in this programme. Another member pointed out that if there is any violation during any functions, effective check and control may be imposed on such social conglomerations. Another official stated that social media is one of the significant platforms of mass mobilisation, thus it may be used to spread awareness. “Exhibitions, song, dramas, poster competition may be organised in educational institutions to sensitize children,” a member said.last_img read more

TALENT SPOTLIGHT TONY NAPPO

first_img Facebook Every week, eBOSS Canada will shine the spotlight on an aspiring industry mover & shaker (Actor, Model, Producer, Director, Writer, etc.).    TODAY WE TURN THE TALENT SPOTLIGHT ONTONY NAPPOActorTony has been nominated for Outstanding Performance – Male in the 2018 ACTRA Awardsas Quinn Diaz in Split Seconds (Toronto 48 Hour Film Project)Tony Nappo was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario. He went on to study acting in New York at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is a theatrical staple in Toronto and has worked in many high profile Hollywood films including Disney’s Zombies, Born to be Blue, Four Brothers, Saw2, Land of the Dead, and Murder at 1600. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement He has appeared in endless independent films including The Go-Getters, This Beautiful City, Beat Down, Stag, You Might As Well Live and The Rainbow Kid. He voices the lead character, Jimmy Falcone, in the hit animated series Fugget About It and has appeared in over a hundred episodes of television including Bad Blood, Baroness Von Sketch, Kim’s Convenience, Murdoch Mysteries, Shoot The Messenger, Remedy, Flashpoint, Killjoys, Rookie Blue, Conviction, Breakout Kings, Saving Hope and Davinci’s Inquest. He has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award, two Actra Awards, a Broadway World Award and two Dora Mavor Moore Awards1. What was your journey to becoming an actor? Where did it begin?I think it began as a boy. We were fairly poor and my dad was not in good health so I spent a lot of time escaping through movies and television and, most especially, my imagination. I remember lying in bed and acting out all of these epic stories and just building forts from sofa cushions and cardboard boxes and living out all these fantasies that had nothingo to do with my actual life.2. What project are you most proud of and why?I’m pretty proud of most of what I am doing recently. I just feel like I have come to that point in my life and career where I am challenged more often in terms of content and variety on stage and on film and am able to rise to the challenge. I am always paying attention and learning from my peers and learning new things about myself constantly to bring to my work. I am especially proud of Split Seconds right now because it just became public and because it is a perfect short film,In my mind. It is just crazy to me that this insanely talented group of people could conceive of and execute it within 48 hours.3. What advice do you have for aspiring actors?Do something every single day that will make you a better actor. Read scripts, plays, biographies of actors you admire. See plays and films and get familiar with any shows or projects you’re likely to audition for. Take classes. Write. Anything. Go to the gym if that’s a part of your thing. Just do something. Nobody is waiting around for you to arrive. So when your chances do come, be ready for them.4. What advice can you give aspiring actors for preparing for an audition? (e.g. Do you study with a private coach?)I don’t prepare a lot for auditions, personally. I like to barely even know the lines. That just works for me. It wouldn’t work for everyone. As long as I know what I want to DO with the words, I’m golden. The biggest thing I’d say to newer actors is don’t prepare HOW you want to do it. Because you’ll get stuck in that. Prepare what you are going to do and be ready to do it a hundred different ways. There is no right way or wrong way to do any audition. There is just true and false, as Mamet says. They either believe you or they don’t. And don’t get hung up on the words. They want to see you execute the scene, not memorize the text- it’s not a history test.5. Which acting teacher/coach/school played the biggest role in your career?)A professor named Kathy Smith at the University of Toronto, Scarborough campus, when I was a student there in the late 80s. In my second year, she pulled me into her office one day and asked what I was going to do with my life and I said I wanted to be an English teacher. She told me if I truly committed to studying acting that I would likely be able to make a living at it for the rest of my life. She suggested a school in New York and I auditioned for it, got in, dropped out of University and never looked back. I am always amazed, when I look back, that Kathy changed my entire life’s trajectory with that one single conversation.6. Do you feel it is necessary for performers to promote themselves in order to advance their careers? (e.g. using social media)Unfortunately it is necessary, especially when you’re starting out, as dumb as it is because it has ZERO to do with the work. Though, I admit that I play the game now, too, even though I resisted for years. I joined twitter and Instagram last year and I don’t think it has made any difference at all. I mean, I’ve already been around for almost thirty years now. If industry people don’t know me by now, I’m in big trouble.7. What is the hardest role/character you’ve ever played?Gio in Bad Blood was hard in a way because he mostly observed and didn’t say much. I mean, the director told Gio’s story by covering me a lot and using that coverage which was necessary for those big plot points I was a part of to pay off, in the end. But I couldn’t rely on my usual tricks of add libbing or sneaking in stuff that I knew would make the audience like the guy. There was no room for cheating.8. If you could turn back time and appear in any film made in the past 20 years, which film and character would you choose … and why?I never think that way. There were auditions I blew that I’d like to have over.Or maybe a performance I thought that someone els gave and sucked that i could have done a better job. Buy any film that I have loved in the last 20 years, I wouldn’t touch them. They just inspire me to do better work and hopefully be able to be a part of some film that someone else may be inspired by twenty years from now.9. What would you like to see the Canadian Film/TV industry can do differently in order to grow?I think it needs to promote their actors more and build stars. I think the producer’s fear has always been if you make stars here you have to pay them as stars but if you build them up, I think producers would find that they could generate more revenue than they would cost.10. We all have mentors. These are the people who give us the hope, inspiration, and the drive to keep going. In the industry, who are the people who have been your mentors and why?My mentors have always been the journeymen. The guys like David Fox, who are still doing fringe shows and indie films at 75 years old. The guys who aren’t a quick flash but who are true craftsmen and who you always believe when you see them on stage or screen. The one guy outside of that category -because he is and has been a star since the day I met him – is Nicholas Campbell who took me under his wing when I was about 24 years old and spent a lot of time with me and taught me a lot about the importance of the work and being able to execute it on my own terms. I don’t think I would be the actor I am today or that I would have been able to attack it all with the confidence I did if I hadn’t had the opportunity to drink in all of his experiences and know that an actor of his calibre believed in me. Bad Blood as Marko Brunswick on Rookie Blue Shoot The Messenger Tony Nappo Bad Blood Murdoch Mysteries Kim’s Convenience With Chiwetel Ejiofor in Four Brothers. From the set of Bad Blood with Paul Sorvino and Enrico Colantoni. the set of Bad Blood with Kim Coates and Anthony LaPaglia Killjoys Born to be Blue- with Ethan Hawke and Kate Brown With Lyriq Bent in Shoot The Messenger with Enrico Colantoni in The Colossal Failure of the Modern Relationship as Cory Lucesse with Wesley Snipes in Murder at 1600 with George Romero on Land of the Dead set. Tony Nappo TONY’S LINKSIMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0621176/Instagram: @nappo.tonyTwitter: @realtonynappoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/tony.nappo.39Tony also writes a column called NAPPOHOLICS ANONYMOUSWhich has run weekly in Intermission Magazine for almost two full years.https://www.intermissionmagazine.ca/category/nappoholics-anonymous/REPRESENTED BYRich Caplan – Noble Caplan Abrams – TorontoCoolwaters Productions – CaliforniaIf you would like to be showcased – log-in to eBOSS Canada, post your links, pics, demo and a bio in the News/Talent Showcase section.  The next shout-out could be yours. center_img Advertisement Tony Nappo Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Himachal Congress arch rivals progeny campaign together

first_imgShimla: The road to political success that six-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram, both Congress veterans, have followed throughout their lives has never been the same. Arch rivals — Virbhadra Singh, 83, and Sukh Ram, 91 — both three-time MPs from Mandi, prefer not to cross paths with each other. But their progeny are now trudging together on the roads cutting through the hill state. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Virbhadra Singh’s legislator son Vikramaditya Singh is campaigning for Sukh Ram’s grandson Ashray Sharma, who is making his electoral debut as a Congress candidate from Mandi, once the Congress bastion. He is pitted against BJP’s sitting MP Ram Swaroop Sharma. “Vikramaditya Singh has been touring Mandi extensively, with Ashray Sharma, though Virbhadra Singh is yet to start campaigning,” state party President Kuldeep Singh Rathore told IANS. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KMandi is one of the country’s largest constituencies comprising Kullu, Mandi and some areas of Chamba and Shimla districts, besides the tribal-dominated Assembly seats of Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti. Sukh Ram holds a mass base in Mandi and Kullu districts, but he needs Virbhadra Singh’s support in other areas where he holds sway, says a senior party leader. The seat is also seeing a battle of supremacy between Sukh Ram and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur as both belong to Mandi district. Vikramaditya Singh, 30, the young scion of the Bushahr family, like his father, does not hesitate to fold his hands and bow his head before the commoners to seek votes for the party. So does local hotelier Sharma, 32, who banks on his grandfather’s legacy and misses no opportunity to hit out at his father, Anil Sharma’ party, the BJP. Anil Sharma lost a Cabinet berth after he son was pitted against his own party. “It’s my grandfather’s dream to see me become an MP,” Ashray told IANS. Sukhram, popularly known as Panditji in Mandi, in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections refused to campaign for Virbhadra Singh from Mandi. During the 2013 Lok Sabha bypoll — caused by Virbhadra Singh’s resignation, he told the media that he was too old to take to the streets for Virbhadra Singh’s wife Pratibha Singh. In 2017, the grandfather-grandson joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). But parted ways with it to rejoin the Congress on March 25. Ahead of launching their election campaign earlier this month, they met Virbhadra Singh in New Delhi to iron out their differences. Himachal Pradesh four Lok Sabha seats — Shimla (reserved), Kangra, Hamirpur and Mandi — will vote on May 19.last_img read more

Heavy thundery showers to hit several regions of Morocco

Rabat – Heavy thundery showers could hit, this weekend, several regions of the Kingdom mainly the middle, high and anti Atlas, as well as the southern provinces, the national weather service announced.The severe weather is forecast in the cities Ouarzazate, Taroudante, Boulemane, Azilal, Tinghir, Midelt, Chichaoua, Ifrane, Assa-Zag, Zagoura, Tata, Smara, Guelmime, Khénifra, Béni Mellal, Kalâa Sraghna, Tiznit, Chtouka, Ait Baha, Sidi Ifni, Berrechid, Taza, Guercif, Sefrou et Fquih Ben Saleh and the region of Al Haouz.Rain and showers sometimes thundery could also hit Essaouira, Safi, El Jadida, Sidi Bennour Rhamna , Settat , Marrakech , Khemisset and Taourirt, the same source added. read more

Sivajilingam leads commemoration for LTTE leaders birthday

Northern Provincial Council member M K Sivajilingam led a commemoration event for LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran’s birthday in Valvettithurai today.The commemoration event was held at where Prabakaran’s house was believed to have been located prior to the end of the war. The LTTE leader was killed during the military operations against the LTTE in 2009.Sivajilingam is a close relative of the LTTE leader. (Colombo Gazette) Prabakaran, who was killed in 2009, would have been 63 years today. Some members of the Northern Provincial Council and others attended the event by cutting a cake and feeding the participants. read more

English Heritage launch scheme to nominate more black and Asian people for

first_imgChildhood home of pioneering footballer Laurie Cunningham in Stroud Green,Credit:PA Jimi Hendrix is one of the few BAME figures who already has a blue plaque Childhood home of pioneering footballer Laurie Cunningham in Stroud Green, Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Jimi Hendrix is one of the few BAME figures who already has a blue plaque English Heritage is launching a new initiative to honour more black and minority ethnic public figures on their famous blue plaques.The organisation said just four per cent of the 900 plaques currently on buildings in London commemorate black or Asian figures from history.As of today, they are setting up a new working group tasked with nominating key people to join the prestigious list of names under the 150-year-old scheme.Those who are already remembered include Jamaican Crimea War nurse Mary Seacole, Chinese writer Lao She, Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore and guitarist and songwriter Jimi Hendrix.The low numbers are partly down to a lack of public nominations for people who fulfil the blue plaque criteria and an absence or inaccessibility of historical records establishing a definitive link between the person and the building where they lived, English Heritage said. “And peoples from places that we have touched, have found their way here, to not just make London their home, but to make London and this country what it is.”We want to celebrate that rich complex, sometimes, difficult history, through the lives of those that truly made it.”English Heritage’s curatorial director, Anna Eavis, said: “Since 1866 when the blue plaques scheme was established, our idea of which figures from the past are significant has changed.”Today we are honouring an incredibly gifted footballer who paved the way for many other black players.”But there are many others of national importance within the black community who have not been nominated for plaques – we’ve established this group to help get their names and stories in front of our panel and ensure that their achievements are considered for recognition. Previous English Heritage drives have included efforts to nominate more women Previous English Heritage drives have included efforts to nominate more women “We want the blue plaques scheme to celebrate the contributions of those groups which traditionally have been under-represented in history including women and the working class, Black and Asian communities.”The initiative was launched as a plaque to honour pioneering footballer Laurie Cunningham, the first black player to play for England in a competitive international match and the first Englishman to play for Real Madrid, was unveiled.The plaque marks his childhood home in Stroud Green, north London, where he lived when he was first spotted by a Leyton Orient scout before making his professional debut with the team in 1974.He is only the second footballer to be recognised with a blue plaque after England World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore was honoured earlier this year. To qualify for a blue plaque, nominees must be regarded as eminent within their field and their achievements have made an exceptional impact or deserve national recognition.They must have been dead for 20 years and have lived in London for a significant period in time or importance, while the building where they lived must still survive without significant exterior alterations.The working group will be led by English Heritage blue plaque panel member and cultural historian Augustus Casely-Hayford, who said: “This great city has always been an ethnic melting pot.”We are linked through language, culture, political alliance and economic partnership to every part of the world.last_img read more

Freeport adds more Immersive simulators to improve operator skills

PT Freeport Indonesia’s underground operation has added an additional fleet of simulators from simulator provider Immersive Technologies to develop and improve operator skills and safety at site. Immersive stated: “As a longtime customer, Freeport has seen a range of production improvements through the continued use of Immersive Technologies’ simulators. In an industry where capital expenditure is subdued, Freeport has committed to invest in the safety and effectiveness of its operators as its underground mining operations expand.”PT Freeport Indonesia has invested in the largest operator training simulator deal of 2015. The company has added light vehicle, underground LHD, underground truck, jumbo drill, underground locomotive and Cat® Command for Underground simulators to their training program. The Grasberg minerals district contains one of the world’s largest copper and gold deposits and focuses on local hiring and skills development. Their regional technical training programs prepare community members for careers in mining and have utilised simulators from Immersive Technologies for their surface operations since 2001.“PT Freeport has the opportunity to increase production and our simulator training solutions will help develop their workforce safely and effectively. We are proud our solutions have been proven to be effective, reliable and worthy of continued investment,” says Nicky Suwandy, Regional Vice President – Asia, Immersive Technologies.PT Freeport has also utilised underground operator training simulators from another supplier, however has now elected to adopt Immersive Technologies’ advanced solutions across both their surface and underground mining operations. They will add simulators for their light vehicles, underground LHD’s, underground trucks, jumbo drills, underground locomotives, Cat® Command for Underground system, as well as different custom mine sites so operators can train on a simulated version of their actual mine site. “Immersive Technologies professional services will be utilised to develop and integrate the training curriculum in line with their specific needs ensuring significant return on their investment.” read more

Coach Scott Harrington about work with China Learning experience for all of

China handballScott Harrington Chinese women’s national team gaining experience at Women’s World Championship 2017 with the new coaching staff led by Danish coach Jesper Holmriss. His first assistant, Scott Harrington, speaks for Handball-Planet.com about work with the team who has ambitious plans for the future linked with base in Denmark, where Chinese girls will work six months per year.Former Faroe Island coach speaks also about his experience of working with the team who qualified for EHF EURO 2018 qualification stage.China ended Preliminary Round with four defeats and draw against Cameroon 26:26. ← Previous Story (VIDEO): HAND&FOOTBALL girls Marija Colic and Angela Malestein Next Story → GERMANY 2017: Japanese girls are at eight-final! read more