first_imgThe Liberian Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) has been rated among 18 development financial institutions in Africa as the “Best Performance” Development Finance Institute (DFI) in West Africa. Continent-wide, LBDI came fifth. At an impressive ceremony last week in Abidjan, La Cote d’Ivoire, during the Annual General Meeting of the African Development Bank (ADB), the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) rated LBDI fifth in Africa and first among all development banking institutions in West Africa.The AADFI rating system is designed to assist Development Finance Institutions which have membership in the organization to rate themselves in the three areas of Governance Guidelines, Financial Prudential Standards and Operational Guidelines.Making the disclosure to the Daily Observer Business Desk yesterday at his 9th Street office in Monrovia, the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of LBDI, John B.S. Davies, III, disclosed that the bank scored 73% in Governance, 49% in financial management and 60% in operational, giving LBDI a total rating of 90%, rating it A+.“This award is significant because it signifies and symbolizes the substantial progress that the bank has made in aligning the mission and the vision of the bank with the development needs of the people of Liberia,” Mr. Davies told the Daily Observer.According to him, the award was based on a decision made in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in November of last year when members of the organization (the AADFI) decided the place of LBDI in the awards.“It may interest you to know that when you look at our portfolio over the best part of the last four years, you will see that our portfolio has significantly been geared towards development, business, manufacturing, road construction and other infrastructural development, and mortgage financing for affordability of homes and commercial premises of Liberians or SMEs (small medium enterprises) intervention,” Mr. Davies stated.“And so, the fact that we were recognized by Africa’s premier development finance body (AADFI) tells us that we are on the right track and on the right course, and the bank will continue to pursue that goal. We must also acknowledge the fact that several stakeholders in the country work with us to deliver these results, which made it possible today for the bank to be recognized in such a manner, Mr. Davies asserted.The LBDI president and CEO, who celebrated his 42 birthday yesterday, recognized President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her vision and foresight that created an enabling environment for the bank to step up and work towards delivering the needs of the Liberian people.He then acknowledged the Central Bank of Liberia Governor, Dr. J. Mills Jones, the CBL’s Department of Banking Regulations and Supervision and Department of Banking Operations, which worked with the LBDI team, especially in the regulatory perspective in achieving the vision for the development of Liberia’s economy.Mr. Davies concluded by thanking the chairman and members of the LBDI Board of Directors for ensuring that the mission and strategic planning of the bank remain on course and is properly aligned to the development agenda of Liberia, especially as it relates to the Agenda for Transformation (AfT).The 18 best financial institutions which won awards included: East African Development Bank in Uganda, with score of 96%, rated AA; Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, Kenya, 94%, rated AA; African Export and Import Bank, Egypt with score of 94%, rated AA; Banque Nationale pour le Développement Economique, Burudi, with score of 92%, rated AA; the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) with score of 90%, rated A+; Rwanda Development Bank, with score of 90%, rated A+; Development Bank of Namibia, with score of 89%, rated A+. Others are: Banque de l’Habitat de Côte d’Ivoire, with score of 89%, rated A+; Swaziland Development & Savings Bank with score of 87%, rated A+; Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana with score of 86%, rated A+; Swaziland Development Finance Corporation with score of 86%, rated A+; EximGuaranty Co. Ltd of Ghana, with score of 86%, rated A+; Nigerian Export-Import Bank, with score of 83% percent, rated A+; Botswana Savings Bank, with score of 82%, rated A; Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency, Botswana, with score of 82%, rated A; ECOWAS Bank/Groupe de la Banque d’Investissement et de Développement de la Togo, with score of 81%, rated A; TIB Development Bank Ltd, Tanzania, with score of 80%, rated A; and the Uganda Development Bank Ltd, Uganda, with score of 80%, rated A.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgWASHINGTON – With a grand jury investigating and little support from House colleagues, Rep. Cynthia McKinney reversed course and apologized Thursday for an altercation in which she entered a Capitol building unrecognized, refused to stop when asked by a police officer and then hit him. “I am sorry that this misunderstanding happened at all and I regret its escalation, and I apologize,” McKinney, D-Ga., said during a brief appearance on the House floor. “There should not have been any physical contact in this incident.” The grand jury investigation into whether to seek assault or other charges was continuing. It was unclear what impact the McKinney apology might have. Her remarks came as two House officials who witnessed the March 29 scuffle prepared to answer subpoenas from the grand jury convened by U.S. Attorney Kenneth Wainstein. A day earlier, McKinney was shunned on the House floor by several colleagues, while the leaders of her party openly rejected her explanation that she was acting in self-defense when she hit the officer. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventWhat McKinney called a “misunderstanding” on Thursday she had labeled “racial profiling” and “inappropriate touching” a day earlier. For nearly a week, she and her lawyers had insisted that she had been assaulted and had done nothing wrong. She is black and the police officer is white. McKinney, 51, has a history of confrontations with officers. In this case, she entered a House office building without passing through the metal detector that screens visitors. Members of Congress are permitted to bypass the machines, but she was not wearing the pin that identified her as a House member at the time. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgPictured enjoying the sites of San Francisco from left to right are:Dermot Griffin, National Lottery Chief Executive; Pearl & George Bustard from Ballyboe and Marty Whelan, Winning Streak TV Gameshow host.If you’re going to San Francisco………please do the lotto for me!That could have ben the cry for Donegal folk Pearl Bustard, Martina Kelly, William Lucas and Francis O’Gorman who recently travelled with their guests to San Francisco thanks to the National Lottery’s Winning Streak game.A total of 44 lucky Winning Streak TV Gameshow winners from all over Ireland and their 44 guests jetted off to San Francisco for a six day luxury break on Friday 22 August 2014 with €2,500 spending money in their pockets. The excited winners won the prize on the National Lottery’s Winning Streak TV Gameshow during the January – May season. Gameshow host Marty Whelan accompanied the winners on their fun filled trip of a lifetime. For many winners, it was their first visit to the USA.Pictured from left to right are:Dermot Griffin, National Lottery Chief Executive; Liam & Martina Kelly from Killygordon and Marty Whelan, Winning Streak TV Gameshow host.2FM’s Rick O’Shea Show broadcast live from San Francisco on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 August 2014 and trip winners were involved in these broadcasts.“Here at the National Lottery we’re delighted to make dreams come true for 44 winners and their guests by sending them on a trip of a lifetime to San Francisco,” said Dermot Griffin, Chief Executive, National Lottery.Once in San Francisco, the group were transported by coach to the luxurious Fairmont Hotel which in recent times hosted US President Barack Obama. Pictured enjoying the sites of San Francisco from left to right are:Dermot Griffin, National Lottery Chief Executive; William & Mary Lucas from Killygordon; Marty Whelan, Winning Streak TV Gameshow host.On Sunday evening, the winners enjoyed a delicious gala dinner at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco Bay. The restaurant boasts incredible views of the famous Golden Gate Bridge.The group also visited the Rams Gate Winery in Sonoma where they sampled some of the regions finest wines. The winners returned to Dublin on Thursday 28 August 2014.Pictured enjoying the sites of San Francisco from left to right are:Dermot Griffin, National Lottery Chief Executive; Terence O’Gorman and his brother Francis O’Gorman from Bundoran; Marty Whelan, Winning Streak TV Gameshow host.  DONEGAL LOTTO WINNERS LIVE IT UP IN SAN FRANCISCO! was last modified: August 30th, 2014 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:Donegal winnerssan franciscoWinning Streaklast_img read more

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first_imgNerissa is through to the next round of Voice of IrelandTHERE were mixed fortunes for Donegal singers on TV’s the Voice of Ireland tonight.Killybegs girl Megan Quinn was in tears after failing to turn the judges’ chairs on the showtonight – but she was told she could be wonderful.However Nerissa Moore from Killea did turn one chair – for judge Bressie. Model Nerissa gave a wonderful performance and Bressie declared afterwards: “She’s great; I’m really looking forward to working with her.”Meanwhile Megan, 20, and who is studying music in Maynooth and is very passionate about music, has won numerous local competitions with her voice.She sang ‘Ooh La La’ by The Faces, playing the guitar herself.She was encouraged to enter the competition by her colleagues and family as she is always singing at work and around the house. However none of the four judges turned for her during her performance.But all the judges said she had a great voice and could go a long way with some voice coaching.Megan on the showDONEGAL MODEL NERISSA LANDS BRESSIE ON ‘VOICE OF IRELAND’ – BUT MEGAN MISSES OUT was last modified: January 10th, 2016 by John2Share 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:donegalKilleaKillybegsVoice of Irelandlast_img read more

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first_imgA well-known Donegal auctioneer said he is hopeful the property market is edging towards a recovery after the county’s latest auction.Boyd Robinson of Robinson Estate Agents yesterday held an auction of eight mixed properties including private houses, farms and sites.Mr Robinson told Donegaldaily that of the eight lots on auction, three had been sold and he hoped to sell another two in the coming days. “It was a mixed bag but we are very pleased at the way things went overall. The market is still finding its feet.“Sites and development land is still difficult but there was big interest in the farming land,” he said.Among the auction lots was a 22 acre farm in Convoy which had an asking price of €220,000 but which sold for €229,000.Bidding on a house in Newtowncunningham with an asking price of €45,000, the proceeds of which were going tot eh Donegal Hospice, only made €40,000. However, a deal was later done on this property at an undisclosed price.Among the lots which failed to sell was two sites in Portsalon, five acres with planning for 11 houses in Portsalon and another site in Kerrykeel.“Houses at the right price will sell and there is a demand for good farm land so all in all there are reasons to be positive,” added Mr Robinson.   DONEGAL SHOWS SIGNS OF RECOVERY AFTER SUCCESSFUL AUCTION was last modified: April 21st, 2012 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:auctionBoyd Robinsonlast_img read more

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first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer program has added eight student-athletes for the 2018 season, head coach Lindsey Horner announced. Joining the Bulldogs next year are Libby Helverson (West Des Moines, Iowa), Rebecka Musungu (Andover, Minn.), Halie Reznik (Cumming, Iowa), Tori Ubben (Ankeny, Iowa), Megan Valenzuela (Omaha, Neb.), Liza Van Zyl (Fort Dodge, Iowa), Alison Walls (Kansas City, Mo.) and Brynn Yoshinaga (Honolulu, Hawaii). Brynn Yoshinaga”Brynn will be a fantastic addition to the Drake soccer program. Her positive attitude and work ethic is phenomenal and she always brings a spark and fast paced energy to our attack.”Gina Brewer, Head Coach, Leahi Soccer Club Print Friendly Version Alison Walls”Alison is the ultimate ‘lead by example’ type of player and teammate. She has great athleticism and technical ability to match her relentless work rate on the field. They’re going to love her tenacity and knack for scoring big goals.”Brandt Bell, Head Girls Varsity Soccer Coach, Park Hill High School Rebecka Musungu”I chose Drake not only because of the great atmosphere, location, team, and academics, but because of the many opportunities it could provide for my future. When I visited, I instantly felt at home and I’m extremely excited and blessed to play soccer and further my academics with the Bulldogs!” Liza Van Zyl”I knew I wanted to be a student-athlete at Drake because of the culture created by the team and the university. Success is measured first in the classroom and second on the field. The student-athletes at Drake set the bar high academically and athletically, and I knew I wanted to be a part of that.” “Our 2018 class is comprised of promising student-athletes that we are very excited to coach and develop over the next four years,” Horner said. “These players are competitive and motivated to come in and do well. Our 2017 team set the standard high for our program and our returners are currently working hard to develop this offseason. With the addition of these eight student-athletes, it makes for what could be an exciting combination of young talent, high expectations and a roster filled with players that want to push each other to achieve our potential. We look forward to welcoming our 2018 class to campus in a matter of months and working with each of them to make the most of what Drake has to offer academically, growing them as players and helping them establish themselves within our team and the Drake community.” Megan Valenzuela”I knew I wanted to be a student-athlete at Drake because right when I stepped on the campus, I knew this was the place for me. I committed to Drake not only because of the soccer team and their great team chemistry and style of play but also because of their academics.” Brynn Yoshinaga”I chose to attend Drake because I found the curriculum, the size of the school, and the overall atmosphere, to be a perfect fit for me. I was very impressed with the soccer program, it was something I really wanted to be a part of. I am very excited to be a Bulldog!” Walls is an athletic forward who has a nose for the goal from Park Hill High School in Kanas City, Mo. She is another multi-sport athlete in basketball and soccer. During her junior soccer season, Walls earned second-team all-state honors and was selected to the Western Missouri Elite 11 team. She has helped the Trojan soccer team compile an impressive 60-19-5 record in her first three seasons with her final season set to come this spring. Walls is a member of Sporting Blue Valley Showcase ’99. Van Zyl is a 5-11 commanding goalkeeper from Fort Dodge, Iowa who attends Fort Dodge Senior High School. She is a talented multi-sport athlete in basketball and soccer, lettering and starting in each sport. Van Zyl has earned multiple all-conference accolades in each sport and has been a multi-year captain on both teams. She plays in net for Sporting Iowa Soccer Club. Halie Reznik”I chose Drake because of the amazing opportunities that it can provide me. I like the comfortable campus atmosphere. I am excited to join a tremendous women’s soccer program and like the feel of the team dynamics.” Rebecka Musungu”Rebecka is a very skilled and crafty player. She is a student of the game and is constantly learning and developing her talents. I believe that she will thrive when surrounded by the equally talented players at Drake.”Tracey Griess, Head Girls Varsity Soccer Coach, Andover High School 2018 Drake University Women’s Soccer Class on Why They Chose DrakeLibby Helverson”I chose Drake not only because it was close to home but because they have a great academic program. I knew I wanted to be a student-athlete at Drake because I love the coaches’ energy and team chemistry. I knew in this environment I could have a successful soccer career.” What They Are Saying About the 2018 Drake University Women’s Soccer ClassLibby Helverson”Libby is a natural goal attacker and goal scorer. She can score with her left from almost anywhere. Her intensity and ability to always press and attack is second to none. She is extremely coachable and willing to work as hard as it takes to succeed. Libby is a winner, and an asset to any group she is a part of.”Nick Olivencia – Former Coach, Sporting Iowa Soccer Clubcenter_img Alison Walls”I chose Drake because I wanted to attend a school with extremely strong academics as well as a quality soccer program. After visiting Drake, meeting the players and getting to know the coaches, I immediately felt at home and knew Drake was a perfect fit for me. I’m very excited for my next four years as a Bulldog!” Ubben, a tactically astute 5-11 defender, attends Ankeny Centennial High School. She is a three-year letterwinner for the Jaguars who has helped the program qualify for the Iowa Class 3A State Tournament the past two seasons, including winning the tournament title in 2016. As a junior, Ubben was selected to all-conference, all-district and all-state teams. She plays club soccer for the Sporting Iowa Soccer Club. The final member of the class, Yoshinaga, comes all the way from the Aloha state. A fast- forward that is dangerous off the dribble, she attends Punahou School in Honolulu. Yoshinaga has excelled on her school’s cross country, soccer and track and field teams. Yoshinaga has been involved with the Hawaii Olympic Development Program and is a member of the Hawaii State Cup Champions, Leahi 99/00 Premier. Helverson is a dynamic and physical midfielder from West Des Moines Valley High School. She helped the Tigers qualify for the 2016 and 2017 Iowa Class 3A State Tournaments. A multi-sport athlete in basketball and soccer, she has lettered in each sport every season and was a member of the 2017 state championship basketball team. Her older sister, Haley, played soccer for the University of Minnesota and professionally in Europe after graduation. Libby plays club soccer for the Sporting Iowa Soccer Club. Valenzuela, another sharp defender, is from Omaha, Neb. who attends Marian High School. She helped the Crusaders win two Nebraska Class A state championships and twice been named the Marian Defender of the Year. Valenzuela earned consecutive all-state honorable mention honors as a junior and sophomore. She is a member of two-time Nebraska State Cup Champions, Gretna Prima Green ’00. Tori Ubben”I knew I wanted to be a student-athlete at Drake because of its great academics and I loved the size of the school. Along with that, I loved the team chemistry and the style and level of play the team has. After my visit, I knew Drake would be a great fit for me.” Halie Reznik”It’s easy to look at Halie’s goal scoring record and think that defines her, but there is much more to her as a player. Obviously scoring goals is an important part of the game and Haliecertainly, has that special knack for putting the ball in the back of the net. But Halie also is an incredibly hard worker and humble servant to the team. Her willingness to defend from the front will be a huge asset at the college level and her understanding of the game in general will serve the Bulldog program well for the next four years.”Joe Demay, Women’s Soccer Director, Shattuck-St. Mary’s Academy and U-19 coach Liza Van Zyl”Liza’s physical and technical skills are self-evident. What separates her is that she is a student of the game. I believe that Drake has acquired the complete package – a driven and coachable player who is also the consummate teammate.”Dr. Michael Lee, Head Girls Varsity Soccer Coach, Fort Dodge Senior High School Musungu, a powerful box to box midfielder, from Andover, Minn., who lettered four times for Andover High School. She helped Andover win the 2017 Minnesota Section 7AA championship and qualify for the state tournament. During her high school career, Musungu, was selected to the 2016 all-state second team, twice was named to the Northwest Suburban All-Conference team and earned two MSHSSCA Academic Excellence Awards. She plays club soccer for the Minnesota Thunder Academy. Tori Ubben”Tori is a steadfast defender that stays incredibly cool under pressure, an attribute necessary to face the trend of pressing in soccer today. She has unflinchingly matched up against some incredibly talented players in club and school play and uses quick movements and misdirection to buy time and space for her decisions to play out. On top of this, she will add a high soccer IQ and an understanding of what it means to be a great teammate to Drake’s program.”-Chris Allen, Head Girls Varsity Soccer Coach, Ankeny Centennial High School Reznik, a forward, is a creative goal-scorer from Cumming, Iowa, but attends Shattuck St. Mary’s Preparatory School in Faribault, Minn. Reznik scored 48 goals and handed out 29 assists in her prep career. She helped lead her 2016 team to the Region II semifinals and earned all-conference honors prior to foregoing her final high school seasons to compete in the US Development Academy for the Sabres. Megan Valenzuela”Megan is a role model and leader on-and-off the field. She is mentally and physically tough. Her team attitude, determination, and hard work will make her a great Bulldog.”Teresa DeGeorge, Head Girls Varsity Soccer Coach, Marian High Schoollast_img read more

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first_imgA Donegal mum has posted a picture of her son on Facebook for all the world to see how much he looks like Ed Sheeran.Is it Ed and Mark or Mark and Ed??But Eileen Doherty has a method to her madness.Like thousands of others she has been unable to get tickets for Ed’s two sold-out shows at Croke Park this summer. But Eileen is hoping that Ed sees the picture of son Mark and his remarkable resemblance to the singer.Eileen’s caption read “Hi Ed i’ll give you back your son if you give us 2 tickets for your show lol”And if Ed is reading this (well you never know!), Eileen has promised to bring Mark!‘ON ME ED, SON’ – MUM’S DESPERATE BID FOR ROCKER SHEERAN’S TICKETS! was last modified: March 9th, 2015 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)last_img read more

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first_imgNew options in the already competitive trans-Pacific market will open up next year when Air Canada and VIrgin Australia enter a “strategic co-operation” agreement to codeshare on each other’s flights.The first stage of the agreement is due to get underway early in the year when Air Canada passengers will be able to book codeshare flights within Australia and Virgin Australia customers will be able to book on Air Canada flights from Los Angeles to Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal.Passengers arriving on Air Canada’s daily services from Vancouver to Brisbane and Sydney will be able to travel on connecting Virgin Australia flights to Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth, Christchurch and Auckland.  Codesharing will also be available on Virgin Australia services from Sydney to Brisbane, Sydney to the Gold Coast and Brisbane to Wellington. Aeroplan members will earn Aeroplan Miles when travelling on the Virgin codeshare services and Virgin passengers will get Velocity points on the flights between LA and the four Canadian destinations.A later stage of the agreement will see the carriers offer reciprocal frequent flyer redemption benefits and Virgin plans to place its code on Air Canada’s direct flights between Australia and Vancouver.“We are thrilled to be working closely with a world-class airline in Air Canada to deliver new benefits for our customers, including the planned introduction of direct codeshare flights between Australia and Canada,’’ Virgin Australia group executive John Thomas said in a statement.“Our agreement with Air Canada will provide our frequent flyers with more opportunities to earn – and soon redeem – Velocity Points.“Canada is also an important inbound tourism market for Australia, with visitors spending AU800 million in 2015 and visitor arrivals increasing by three per cent.”last_img read more

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first_imgBONUS: Clear In/Out in Project shortcutsKeyboard shortcuts can be used to clear In/Out points on clips in the Project Panel. This will be handy if  you use Icon View with Hover Scrub. Hover Scrub is a very fast way to work, something FCP never had that I use constantly. FCP X & Media Composer have their own versions of it.Give the Premiere Pro update a try, and share your experiences/thoughts in the comments below. 9. Previous/Next Edit in Source MonitorWith a sequence is loaded in the Source Monitor, you can navigate to edit points with shortcuts (up/down keys by default). If you’ve been holding off on switching from FCP to Premiere Pro, now may be the time. Premiere Pro CC updates, with several new features that will make longtime FCP users very happy.Guess I’ll call it synchronicity, since earlier this week I was teaching a FCP 7 class, and found I still missed some of the”little things” in other NLEs that Final Cut Pro offered. The knock on Premiere Pro has been that it felt more “clunky” than FCP (like not moving clips up and down easily until CC). In my mind this update is a big step towards Premiere Pro not being compared to FCP – becoming a strong video editing app on it’s own right.This Premiere Pro update offers over 20 improvements listed on the Premiere Pro blog. In this post I focus on the ones that will make diehard FCP users very happy.Media Encoder also has an update with bug fixes here.  Also check out this link for the newest updates for the various film/video apps (Adobe Media Encoder, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Prelude, Audition, and SpeedGrade).1. Toggle Between Source & Program MonitorsNote: In FCP you have the Viewer & the Canvas. In Premiere Pro these are called the Source & Program MonitorsAn assignable keyboard shortcut has been added to enable toggling focus (what is selected) between the Source and Program Monitors.I love this addition, as I used this often in FCP (Shortcut = Q). The shortcut Q in Premiere Pro defaults to “Ripple Trim Previous Edit to Playhead”, so I picked F1.  I prefer 1 key shortcuts when possible.2. Match FrameMatch Frame will now prioritize a selected clip over a targeted track. This is a nice touch and will save you time, as you can just select the clip and not mess with targeting. Also added is the ability to match frame Nested and Multi-Camera Source Sequences. Click F once to match frame the Nest, then press F again to match frame the original clip (the clip name will change in the Source Monitor.)3. Link /Unlink Button in TimelineA button has been added to the Timeline Panel to globally Link/Unlink all clips in the sequence.Similar to the “Linked Selection” button in FCP, this lets you quickly Link or Unlink clips with a click.4. Reveal in Finder from SequenceAnother very welcome improvement is the ability to reveal a clip in the Finder. Previously this only worked for clips in the Project – now this command can be used on a clip in a sequence. Make a shortcut or right click and select “Reveal in Finder”..5. Focus on TimelineThis added Preference setting is more in line with what we are used to in FCP. You can choose to have the Timeline Panel automatically focused (selected) after an Insert or Overwrite edit is performed (Preferences > General).6. Reveal In Project from SourceThe Reveal In Project command now works from the Source Monitor.  I map this to the R shortcut as I don’t use “rate stretch” much (R’s default shortcut). If you do, pick something else.7. Drop Clips into Source from FinderClips can now be dragged from the Finder or Explorer directly into the Source Monitor. another time saver for those who liked working this way in Final Cut Pro. Previously you could only load a clip in the Source using the Media Browser.8. Set Timecode for New SequenceYou can now change the default start time for your sequences. From the Timeline Menu in the Sequence select “Start Time”.Check “Set as default” if you always want to use the same start time.center_img 10. Duplicating Title in SequenceI tend to do my titles in After Effects, but if you do title creation in Premiere Pro this is a big time saver. When you duplicate a title in a sequence, it creates a new title which you can edit independently. Hold Option/Alt as you drag to create the copy. Copy is added to the name, and the new title appears in the Project.last_img read more

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first_imgBengaluru FC have always had a different way of doing things. In its short history of just three years, the club has become a benchmark for consistency, winning two out of the three I-League titles and missing out on the third very narrowly. They have also set a new guideline on fan engagement. Armed proper with an English or Spanish club like Bengaluru FC TV, a very eager and vocal social media community together with the famed ‘West Block Blues’, the club is known as much for their fans as its football. Ahead of its big day – the semi-final second leg of the AFC Cup vs Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) at home on Wednesday, all the talk is surrounded around crowd support. So much so, the club management even sent a letter to arch-rivals Mohan Bagan, proposing a ‘ceasefire’ and urging them to keep their differences aside and come together to support them in their quest to become the first Indian club ever to reach the AFC Cup final. BFC Midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh echoed captain Sunil Chhetri and other team mates, speaking exclusively to India Today, on the fan angle. “When the fans are there and behind us, it gives us added motivation. There is an adrenaline rush. There is a feeling that we want to perform and not fail. Having the crowd behind us will help our cause. I am confident there will be a huge crowd supporting us at the fortress.” In a club video, defender R Vishal Singh says, “This is not just about Bangalore or Karnataka. It’s about making history for India and Indian football. From bengaluru people to all Indian footballers.” Linked to that thought is BFC’s social media campaign with #NotJustOurs, signifying that this match is not just important for the club but for the entire Indian football community. Only Dempo and East Bengal have been in the last four of the competition before but none have made it to the final. Sunil Chhetri, while calling this moment perhaps the biggest occasion of his career, said, “No matter who you are, where you are, come and support us to create history for India.” Key to their success will be to display once again the harmonious switch they have made from much-heralded manager of three years Ashley Westwood to new coach from Barcelona Albert Roca. “He has dealt with the world’s biggest player as Barcelona assistant coach, so he knows how to handle that,” says Lyngdoh. “Us being professionals we have to adjust and adapt quickly because it is us the players who have to do the job. Before the first leg, like any coach, he too changed our formation. But it is up to us to adapt and execute the plans he has given us. Credit to all the boys for doing that.” JDT are the defending champions and despite the fact that they are missing their two key strikers due to suspensions, the game will not be easy for the home side. “It will be a tough game,” says the man who scored a precious away goal in the first leg to earn a crucial 1-1 draw. “They will come here fighting and not give up. They will come hard at us. So we have to resist them and overcome that. We have the advantage of an away goal so the main thing for us is to score. A goal scored will keep us on the safer side tomorrow.”advertisementlast_img read more

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