Armed bandits escape with clothing

first_img…after kicking businessman to mouthA Georgetown businessman was on Saturday assaulted by two armed bandits, who escaped with a quantity of clothing after raiding his store and relieving him of his belongings.The robbery occurred about 13:00h on Saturday at the Lot 71 Winter Place, Georgetown clothing store.According to reports, the owner of the store, Greg Terborg, 32, of Lot 423 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was also robbed of his gold chain valued $140,000, a quantity of clothing valued $400,000 and $5000.It was reported that Terborg was in his store, which is located in the bottom flat of a two-storey wooden and concrete building in a fenced compound on the eastern side of Winter Place, Georgetown when two identifiable males entered. One was short in height and clad in a pair of short black pants while the other was tall and wearing a pair of long light blue jeans.After entering the store, one of the perpetrators whipped out a handgun and pointed it to the victim’s face, telling him to get down on the ground; the other perpetrator took the victim’s gold chain from his neck and removed his money from his right pocket.Being fearful for his life, the businessman remained on the ground during which time one of the perpetrators dealt him a kick to his mouth, while his accomplice removed a quantity of clothing from the store.The perpetrators then fled in a southern direction on Winter Place and made good their escape.The Police were alerted and despite Terborg receiving minor injuries to his mouth, he refused to seek medical attention.Several persons were questioned in the area, but no useful information was garnered. Checks were made for CCTV cameras in the area and one was seen on the neighbours’ building, facing the area where the incident occurred. The footage was collected and would be reviewed by investigators. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

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Southland officials strike agreement to clean up air

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! State and regional officials announced Friday an agreement to reduce air pollution from trucks, trains, construction equipment and ports. The state Air Resources Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District agreed to reduce levels of nitrogen oxides by 76 tons a day, according to a statement from the two agencies. Nitrogen oxides are blamed for contributing to particulate pollution. The agencies said the reduction will be achieved by “stringent mandatory regulations as well as incentive programs.” These will involve heavy-duty truck fleets, locomotives, construction and other off-road equipment, and commercial charbroilers and wood-burning. The cuts will help the area meet a federal 2015 deadline to clean air in the AQMD region, which covers major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, and all of Orange County. The area has an overall target of reducing emissions from 1,000 tons a day currently to 454 tons a day in 2014. The cuts will come from a mixture of incentive programs and new rules. “This agreement signals the dawn of a new day in cooperation between state and local air quality agencies,” Mary Nichols, chair of the Air Resources Board, said in the statement. Southern California has some of the country’s worst particulate air pollution. The pollution is made up of microscopic particles that can enter the body and cause respiratory diseases and other problems.last_img read more

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DeMarcus Cousins’ new shoes bear meaning, messages passed down through decades

first_imgIt’s doubtful that Marshall McLuhan was thinking about basketball players and their shoes when he said, “the medium is the message.”Pro basketball athletes, as a whole, are more tuned in to current events and social causes than other professional athletes. McLuhan would have recognized them as modern-day messengers.Take Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins. A “shoe free agent” last summer, Boogie jumped from Nike to Puma. He was planning to debut a new shoe Thursday night when he and the …last_img read more

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Using Adobe Speedgrade CC In Your Post Production Workflow

first_imgMake the most of Adobe Speedgrade CC by incorporating its color correction and grading capabilities into your post production workflow.If you’re are an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber then you currently have access to Speedgrade CC, a color grading application that is a key part of the Adobe post production suite. Have you downloaded it but not yet used it yet? In need of some inspiration for what you can achieve in Speedgrade CC? Check out the video above featuring German director/colorist Thomas Bergmann – who runs the boutique film studio Silbersalz.Silbersalz’s commercial work is pretty stunning, and it’s amazing to think it was all achieved inside Speedgrade CC – the very same application possibly currently sitting on your desktop. Eric Philpott has a great interview with Thomas over on Pro Video Coalition, with plenty more inspiring stills from their work.“SpeedGrade is very precise and gives me nine different areas of adjustment to the overall image—and that’s before we even get into masks and secondary color corrections! We can go into the highlights and blacks and change the gammas or increase contrast in the middle, giving us even more control over the clarity of the image and colors. If you want to put in the time you could achieve something similar in Davinci, but in SpeedGrade it is faster and the luma and colorometry look sharper and crisper.”Now that you’re all inspired about using Speedgrade you might want to learn how to use a Tangent Element Control Surface, as used by Thomas in the video above. The free preview video from a 5 hour Speedgrade training course by Patrick Inhofer (from color grading subscription site Mixing Light) might be a sensible next step to truly master the application. You can check out the official Tangent Element site here. Check out the rest of the free previews further down this post!What’s new in Speedgrade CC 2014?As Adobe updates all of their apps on a regular basis, its tricky to keep pace with all the latest features. This short video from Adobe’s announcement at NAB 2014 provides a quick overview of all the new features. If you want a much more comprehensive walk through of Speedgrade CC and it’s workflow then this 20 minute seminar from world wide evangelist Joost van der Hoeven will tell you all you need to know.Adobe Speedgrade TutorialsIf you’re looking for a way to give you footage a quick ‘cinematic look’, then this Speedgrade CC tutorial will show you how to do just that, in under 10 minutes flat.In this 40 minute overview Dave Andrade walks you through the whole of the Speedgrade CC grading workflow, working with some interesting footage from a Zombie short film.In this tutorial Dave shares some quick tips and tricks for working in the timeline in Adobe Speedgrade CC.Adobe Speedgrade Training Series: Free PreviewsAs promised here are the other free preview videos from Mixing Light’s Insights Training on Adobe Speedgrade CC. If you want more free training head over to Speedgrade’s Adobe TV channel. Other PremiumBeat Posts on Speedgrade CCLast but by not least, PremiumBeat blogger Aaron Williams has a couple of other great posts on working in Speedgrade. In the first post he shares how to create an ‘aggressive vintage teal and orange look’ in a detailed step by step guide. It’s a great post, packed with adjustment by adjustment images, so you can really see what’s happening at each stage.In the second post he describes how to make the most of adjustment layers to shape your grade inside Premiere Pro, After Effects and Speedgrade.Got Speedgrade tips to share? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

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I’m being unfairly singled out, says Navjot Singh Sidhu

first_imgAt the receiving end of Punjab Chief Minister and Congress leader Amarinder Singh’s criticism after the Lok Sabha poll results, State Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday said he was being unfairly singled out in the name of poor performance of his department. Mr. Sidhu said the Ministry had worked in the most transparent manner. “The department has been able to generate ₹6,000 crore and all its projects are being completed on a war-footing.” There were a few people who didn’t want him in the party, he said. After the elections, Capt. Singh said he would take up with the Congress high command Mr. Sidhu’s “damaging remarks”, which might have led to the defeat in the Bathinda seat. He also said that Mr. Sidhu’s performance should be reviewed. Reacting to the remarks, Mr. Sidhu said the party had never been able to win the seat in the past 40 years. “Capt. Amarinder and his son Raninder Singh also lost from Bathinda,” he said.last_img read more

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Kalmadi, Lalli in Shunglu panel glare over CWG broadcasting rights

first_imgSuresh Kalmadi appears to be in for more trouble after the Shunglu Committee submitted an interim report on Monday on the irregularities in awarding broadcast rights for the Commonwealth Games.According to top government sources, the sacked Organising Committee chief is likely to come under spotlight because of his alleged links with contractors “favoured” with broadcast rights.It is learnt that the committee, which submitted the interim report to the Prime Minister’s Office, has squarely blamed the suspended Prasar Bharati CEO B. S. Lalli for causing a loss worth Rs 135 crore to the exchequer.Lalli has been accused of favouring private firms in awarding broadcast contracts for the 14-day sports extravaganza. Lalli is already under suspension on charges of financial irregularities in other cases related to Prasar Bharti.Officials said the heat on Lalli will also singe Kalmadi as his name has been linked to contractors who outsourced their work.Prasar Bharati gave a contract worth Rs 246 crore to SIS Live, which is in turn being accused of subletting it to Zoom Communications.Zoom Communications got the contract for Rs 177 crore but did work for only Rs 111 crore.Probing these contractors and the opening of the files is likely to lead to Kalmadi’s doors, the officials added.During the course of investigation, Kalmadi may be grilled extensively on the contract terms and whether there were any links of the ” favoured” contractors with Kalmadi or any of his close family members and friends.The panel led by former comptroller and auditor general V. K. Shunglu is racing against time to collaborate and compile all documents related to projects executed by various departments in the run up to the mega sporting event held in October 2010.advertisementThe term of the Shunglu panel has been extended till March 31 to allow it to submit a full report on financial irregularities relating to the Games.The panel’s final report will also look into the alleged bungling in awarding of contracts by several government agencies such as the MCD, the NDMC, the DDA, the PWD, the CPWD among others.last_img read more

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Curtly Ambrose says WI pacers don’t scare batsmen now

first_imgWest Indies cricket is in a shambles and its fast bowlers have forgotten how to intimidate batsmen, feels legendary pacer Curtly Ambrose who does not foresee a return to past glory for the team anytime soon.”The present standard is very, very bad and the only way interest can be revived is if we start winning some matches,” said Ambrose, who took 405 wickets from his 98 Tests.Ambrose is disappointed that West Indian fast bowlers have forgotten the art of intimidating batsmen.”I think it’s very important for a fast bowler to be intimidating. He must intimidate batsmen. I used to do it. I liked to soften them up,” he recalled.The giant fast bowler, who terrorised the best in the world throughout the 90s, feels slow pitches have contributed a lot to the decline of pacers in the Caribbean.”Two things have contributed to the downfall of West Indies cricket. Firstly, the pitches in the Caribbean have really slowed down and secondly, there is no deal of great experience which is being passed around in the dressing room,” he lamented.He recollected his early playing days when interaction with Malcolm Marshall helped him finetune his skills.”When I joined the team, I learnt a lot by just interacting with Malcolm Marshall, and later with Courtney Walsh. Now, these guys (the present team) have nobody to talk to; they are just sharing between them whatever little they have learnt from international cricket.”Even though Ambrose was aggressive, it never affected his economy. A third of his 3000-odd overs in Test cricket were maidens and his career economy rate was a mere 2.31 runs per over.advertisementHe didn’t play much against India but his affection knows no bounds for Sachin Tendulkar.”When I first watched him, it was in England in 1990 when he appeared a schoolboy. Yet watching him hit his first century at the age of 17, you knew here was a special talent,” he said.Two years later, they were squaring up in a World Cup game in Basin Reserve Park in Wellington and Ambrose dismissed Tendulkar with a delivery that kicked off from short of good length to take his outside edge.”He was a young guy and I was senior. So I needed to keep that equation,” Ambrose laughed.Being reluctantly pushed into cricket by his mother at a rather late age of 21, Ambrose made it to the West Indies team within three years. Yet, it took him the next two years to really start thinking about the game seriously.”The mantle of being world champions was falling off and a guy like me really had to learn very, very quickly. It helped that I was naturally very strong, very competitive and very aggressive,” he said.For the Antiguan, the toughest batsman he ever bowled to was David Boon of Australia, not to mention former Aussie skipper Steve Waugh with whom he nearly exchanged fisticuffs.However, Ambrose still has a great deal of respect for Waugh.It was the Trinidad Test of 1995 series against Australia. Waugh was repeatedly hit on the body by Ambrose’s bouncers.He let out his steam with a few chosen ones and enraged Ambrose to the extent he stood next to him, glaring and a physical contest wasn’t far away.”I really wanted to hit him. We were trailing the series. I was being frustrated. But we settled it then and there. It didn’t go beyond the pitch.”Ambrose though had the last laugh when he won the Test for West Indies and helped them square the series 1-1.– With PTI inputslast_img read more

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