City of Fort St John to take part in National Health and Fitness Day on June 1

first_imgFor a list of events, you can visit Recreation’s Facebook page.For more information, you can contact Recreation at 250-785-4592 or by email recreation@fortstjohn.ca. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John will be taking part in ‘National Health and Fitness Day’ on June 1.City Recreation Programmer, David Green, says ‘National Health and Fitness Day’ says it’s an initiative aimed at getting Canadians up and physically active.“It’s an initiative that’s been brought up to get Canada to become the healthiest Nation in the world, so we try and encourage all individuals across the Country to get up and get active.”- Advertisement -Green says there will be many events that will be taking place all day in Fort St. John to encourage residents to be physically active with activities such as a Happy Helmet Bike Rodeo, and yoga.“In Fort St. John there are events happening all day around the City from 9:00 a.m. to late at night. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. there’s a Happy Helmet Bike Rodeo that we want to promote to get people thinking about the importance of helmets. Other events that are going on are exercise classes, yoga classes; there are lots of different events.”‘National Day of Health and Fitness’ takes place Saturday, June 1, 2019, at various location across Fort St. John.Advertisementlast_img read more

Congress works on remedies for loans

first_imgAs hundreds of thousands of homeowners nationwide face potential foreclosure, a heated battle is brewing in Congress over how to address the sub-prime mortgage meltdown.The mortgage woes are hitting California particularly hard, with 57,875 of the nation’s 243,947 foreclosures being filed in the Golden State, according to the Irvine-based RealtyTrac Inc.Los Angeles County accounted for nearly 12,000 of the month’s foreclosures.But while legislation moved forward last week to allow judges to modify the terms of a home’s first mortgage in a bankruptcy proceeding, it faced fierce objections from Republicans who said it would drive up interest rates. Last week, the House approved some relief for homeowners, changing tax law so that debt forgiven to those unable to repay a mortgage would no longer be treated as taxable income.Meanwhile, Democrats are pressing President Bush to appoint a special adviser to coordinate a federal response to the crisis.Sanchez’s bill — supported by Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, and George Miller, D-Martinez — would revise the bankruptcy law to help homeowners facing foreclosure by repealing a provision that forbids judges from modifying a home mortgage.Calling the proposal “a measured response to the mortgage crisis,” Sanchez said current law — which allows judges to restructure loans for a vacation home or an investment property but not a primary residence — is “fundamentally unfair.”She said her measure could save up to 600,000 homeowners from foreclosure.While the bill passed a subcommittee on a 5-4 party-line vote, the mortgage industry has vowed to continue fighting it.That’s because industry officials maintain that letting judges rewrite loan terms would destabilize mortgage-backed securities, dry up capital and push up interest rates.“We want to help you, but I do not want to help you to hurt you,” Utah Republican Rep. Chris Cannon said in opposing the measure.Cannon said the measure would hurt would-be homeowners’ ability to buy property in the future — and may even trigger a recession.He called it an “overreaction” to the crisis, adding, “Who stands to benefit from this law? Bankruptcy lawyers.”Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, who is on the House Financial Services Committee, said he is still studying the legislation, but cautioned that Congress can’t turn home mortgages into unsecured loans.“Lenders have got to be pushed to work with the borrower,” he said.He also pushed for Senate passage of a measure the House approved earlier this year that raises the limit on the size of loans that Fannie May and Freddie Mac can buy in high-cost areas like the San Fernando Valley.The current limit is $417,000 — too low to help valley residents trying to refinance or sell in order to avoid foreclosure, he said.In the meantime Sherman, Sanchez and others are calling for an end to “teaser rates” to protect against future crises.And Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., is expected to unveil legislation this year addressing broker and lender duties.But government watchdogs noted that both the real estate and mortgage industries are major campaign contributors with friends in both parties.Last year, real estate agents gave members of Congress $33 million — 42 percent to Democrats and 53 percent to the GOP.Mortgage bankers, meanwhile, gave $1.2 million with 41 percent going to Democrats and 58 percent to Republicans, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.“No matter what area you represent, your constituents own homes, so the industry has an interest in having your ear. They spread their money,” said Massie Rich, spokesman for the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit watchdog group.But, he noted, those same homeowners stand a strong chance of trumping special interests.“In the end, votes are what get you elected, not money,” he said.lisa.friedman@langnews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Still, with the peak problems linked to rising adjustable rates that are expected to move even higher, pressure is mounting on lawmakers and the Bush administration to take quick action.“I hear from families a lot, families that were stretched to get into their first home,” said Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood, who sponsored last week’s measure. “They’re worried.”Many homeowners facing foreclosure were initially able to take out mortgages with small or nonexistent down payments by obtaining an adjustable rate — sometimes called a “teaser” rate.But the percentage points on those rates are climbing, catching homeowners in the bind of being unable to refinance.As many as 2.5 million adjustable-rate mortgages — worth about $600 billion — are expected to jump from “teaser” rates to higher rates this year and next.last_img read more

Dynamo Kiev charged by UEFA over fans’ alleged racist attack during Chelsea clash

first_img1 Dynamo Kiev fans UEFA has launched disciplinary proceedings against Dynamo Kiev following disturbances at the Champions League match against Chelsea on Tuesday.The Ukrainian side have been charged with racist behaviour and crowd disturbances following an incident captured on camera by anti-discrimination network Football Against Racism in Europe at the Group G match, which finished goalless.Footage of the incident apparently shows a group of Dynamo fans attacking four black men after spotting them in a neighbouring section of the NSK Olimpiysky.FARE’s executive director, Piara Powar, confirmed to Press Association Sport: “Usually we do not go public with these sort of reports – but we thought the footage was so serious that it should be shared with the media.”UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with the case on Tuesday, October 27.Earlier this year, Dynamo were fined 15,000 euros by European football’s governing body following the racist behaviour of their fans during a Europa League match against Everton at the same venue.The Ukrainian side were also punished for setting off fireworks and for insufficient organisation during the 5-2 second leg win over the Toffees in March.UEFA also ordered partial closure of their home ground for the first leg of the quarter-final against Fiorentina the following month.last_img read more

As easy as two clicks with Letterkenny Cabs new ‘Taxi Caller’ App

first_imgLetterkenny largest Taxi company Letterkenny Cabs are delighted to launch their new customer and driver app on to the market.The name of the app is “TaxiCaller” and is NOW downloadable for free on the Play Store on all androids.What this now allows customers to do is book a taxi with 2 clicks of a button without the need to talk to anybody. The main benefit of the app is customers are given the information of how far the taxi is away from you but also view the taxi approaching your pick up point. You can enter your differing needs of transport requirements, for example 5 persons. Due to the nature of our business being a two sided platform, Letterkenny Cabs require not only the demand side of the business but also the supply side of the business. In regards to this we are offering drivers a month’s free trial of the app.In regards to the driver app this is also downloadable on the Play Store and the name of the driver app is “TaxiCaller Driver”. A driver downloads the app on a smartphone and ensures that they have data capabilities. Letterkenny Cabs then issue the driver with a login detail and password. They are ready to not only work the customer app but also if they wish work of our dispatch system and cover Letterkenny Cabs overflow of work.We need drivers to login to the driver app and customers to use the customer app to make this a success, without customers looking for the service or the drivers not offering their service this app will simply not work. Letterkenny Cabs however realise that this is a long term project and will take time to make it a success. We do not want to worry customers who still want to pick up the phone and speak to a dispatcher. Staff will still be on the other side of the line, this is simply another service that we are offering to customers and drivers.The app is only the start of modernising how we do take and dispatch calls. With Google maps now being aligned to the post code it will allow when the dispatch system is fully functional that there will no longer be a need to give directions to a house, you will simply be asked for your postcode.Also things like credit card payments will become available with our new system.If you would like to know more as a customer or a driver get in touch via our Facebook page or ring 074 91 27000 for more details.As easy as two clicks with Letterkenny Cabs new ‘Taxi Caller’ App was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Androiddonegalletterkenny cabstaxitaxi callerlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: DEBORAH MOORE WINS THE LADY CAPTAINS PRIZE AT DUNFANAGHY

first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club NotesIt was Lady Captain’s week and what a great week we have had on the course and in the clubhouse.There was the Lady and Gent’s Captain’s prizes to the Juveniles on Thursday. There were 40 juveniles taking part in the competitions and there was some great scoring. Well done to one and all who took part. And thanks to all the parents that assisted on the evening. Then we had the scramble on Friday and there was a great turnout of both young and old on a beautiful evening. Mal Johnson was ready with the barbeque when the golfers were finished. And the burgers were so good most people had two. Well done Mal.Then on Saturday it was Cheryl’s Lady Captain’s prize day here at the club and on behalf of the Gent’s committee I would like to congratulate Cheryl on a most enjoyable sequence of competitions over the past week. Lady Captain’s Day was a tremendous success and a fitting reward for her tremendous work on behalf of the club throughout the year. Congratulations also to Deborah Moore on winning this prestigious event at the very first attempt. There was a huge turnout on the day and the weather was fantastic. We were very lucky as it had rained heavily in neighbouring towns. The attention to detail by Cheryl was second to none and the clubhouse looked fabulous. The food was fantastic and the music during the day and night kept everyone entertained.Results:Lady Captain Results Saturday 9th August 2014 1st Deborah Moore 41pts2nd Karen McCormick 40ptsGross Maggie Foy 26pts3rd Margaret Roarty 39pts4th Rosie Agnew 38pts 5th Lyn McOwan 37pts9s Sandra McGinley 20pts & Siobhan Bogues 21ptsStudent Amy & RachelLady Guest Rosanne Logue 37pts 14 Hole Gretta Sweeney 23ptsPast Captain Margaret Witherow 37ptsCommittee Olivia Moore 37ptsNon Qual. Margaret McKee 38ptsLongest Drive Natalie CummingsNearest the pin Rosie AgnewCSS 36ptsLady Captain’s Prize to Gents Sat 9th August,1st Colin Higgs 40pts2nd Brendan Kelly 39ptsGross Keith Lapsley 34 pts3rd Willie Wilkin 39pts9’s Paul Smyth 20pts & Chris Marriott 22ptsCSS 37 ptsMonday sees the start of Captain’s week and once again on behalf of all our members I would like to wish Captain Gerald every success. During his tenure as Captain we have witnessed growth in all aspects of life here at the club. The course is in the best shape it has ever been, membership is up quite substantially, and in the clubhouse the bar and kitchen are proving extremely popular with members and visitors alike. All of this increased activity has had a very positive effect on our finances, so if this momentum can be maintained we are on track for a very successful year. The feel good factor which currently exists within the club can be attributed in no small measure to the leadership shown by our Captain. His drive, energy and attention to detail are absolutely incredible while his “can do” attitude seems to bring out the best in those around him. It has been an absolute pleasure to have worked alongside such an enthusiastic, dedicated and forward thinking Captain so let us all give him the support he so richly deserves up to and including his big day on Saturday. Lets hope the weather is as kind to Gerald during the week and especially next Saturday. The full list of competitions for the week is listed below. Let’s try and play as many of the competitions during the week and visit the clubhouse as there should be a great atmosphere in the clubhouse all week.As it is Men’s Captain’s weekend, the scramble will be 18 holes. You have to register before 4pm on Friday with the Shotgun Start at 4.30pm.The competitions are as follows:Competitions this coming week:• Tuesday 12th August Men’s Captain’s prize to the Ladies• Wednesday 13th August Open Singles Stableford• Thursday 14th August Captain’s mixed Foursomes• Friday 15th August 18 hole scramble register by 4pm for 4.30pm start• Saturday 16th August Men’s Captain Prize• Sunday 17th August 4BBB any combinationAs everyone that has been in the clubhouse over the weekend would have seen, we have posters up which mention the Ryder cup Weekend. This will be launched on the Caravanner’s weekend. You have been warned to make sure to have the 26th-28th of September free as it promises to be a great weekend. All details will be announced on the Caravanner’s weekend. The timesheet is up for the Caravanner’s classic, so get your name down on the timesheet as soon as possible.Juvenile notes;What a busy week it has been for the juvenile members. It started with the main event of the year the Captains Prize and a large turnout taking to the fairways. The best golf was played by Kyle Mc Garvey who followed up last years major win in the Presidents Prize to lift the Captains Prize with a little bit to spare. Two majors in two years, Kyle is now chasing Rory. In second place was James Sweeney with Conor Gallagher filling third place. In the Cadet section Ben Smyth led the way with Hugh Burke in second and Ciaran Moore fresh from his recent success in the Foyle Cup taking third.Sarah Sweeney came out on top in the Girls section with Danielle Mullan second and Rachael Dolan third. It was great to see many girls out on the course.The normal Saturday morning competition was a very close affair with a 2 hole play off need to decide the winner with James Sweeney just getting the better of Conor Hanna. In the Cadets Eoin Bonner played great golf to take first from Ben Smyth.There will be no competition next Saturday morning due the Captains Prize taking place, we will contact members re the next competition date.GOLF NEWS: DEBORAH MOORE WINS THE LADY CAPTAINS PRIZE AT DUNFANAGHY was last modified: August 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DunfanaghygolfNoticesSportlast_img read more

Rosses AC senior men’s team perform superbly at Cross Country championships

first_imgRosses ACLast Sunday saw action in the Donegal juvenile cross country relays in Ballybofey where the club had a strong showing with 7 teams taking part. Action began with u-10 boys who came home 7th team, then the u-12 girls who battled hard in a very competitive race. Under 10 boys showed promise as a team with Kyle Bonner, Mikey Gillespie, Hugh Boyle and Michael O’Donnell running well. Under 12 girls ran well as a team with Claire Diver, Isabella Sweeney, Yuelita Boyle and Eimear McCole. We had 2 teams in the u-14 girls with one team 5th and the other team 9th. The u-16 girls team came home 4th while the 2 teams in the u-16 boys did great with one of the teams who were made up of Jack Walsh, Donal Walsh, Aidan Mc Cole & Joe Sharkey won bronze medals with the run of the day went to the birthday boy Aidan Mc Cole on the third leg of the team to setup a very exciting finish by Joe who, on the closing straight, just snatched the 3rd place medal from LK AC!The senior race followed impressive displays by the underage teams and the Senior men did not fail to disappoint with a number of impressive performances and coming home 4th team where it was 6 to score. Ciaran McGonagle lead home the team in 11th followed by Noel Diver, Kevin McGee, Edward Harkin, Eamonn McGee and Fergal McGee. It was a good showing by the team with a number races over the last few weekends!! On Saturday Leah Nic Ghairbhigh agus Joe o Searcaigh, students in Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, took part in the All Ireland schools multi events competition in Athlone. Joe finished 11th and Leah finished 12th which were great results for both against really good competition. Well done to both and thanks to parents who travelled to support.Want to be part of something? Consider joining and being part of a running/jogging group. Want to set new goals/targets for 2017? Want to improve your lifestyle, wellbeing or fitness? Want to jog 5k in 2017? Want to do your 5k, 10k faster than 2016? Adventures races, half marathons or even a marathon in 2017? This is for you. This is open to anybody and all levels. Come along on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 7pm where we have a number of new groups starting – come along !!! Nothing to lose!!! No cost!! Friendly atmosphere (most of the time..smile emoticon:)) !!! Guaranteed to feel better!!! So what’s stopping you – come along and join in, try it out….. Not sure this is for you? Then ask some questions and make sure you have got all the information – ask one of the current running group or private message Rosses AC. Meet outside Euroflex on the Estate in Gweedore at 7pmCross country training also continues for teens & adults on Sundays in Carrickfin at 10am.  Rosses AC senior men’s team perform superbly at Cross Country championships was last modified: November 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:ROSSES ACSeniorSportteamlast_img read more

JUDGE AGAIN ORDERS PSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT ON MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING PARENTS

first_imgA Judge has again ordered a psychiatric assessment on a Co Donegal man charged with the murders of his parents.Julian Cuddihy arrives in court in Letterkenny this morning. Pic by Northwest News Pix.Carndonagh man Julian Cuddihy, 42, appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court this morning. He had been remanded in custody to Castlerea Prison after appearing at Ballyshannon District Court last Friday night last.At that sitting Judge Kevin Kilrane asked to have the accused psychologically assessed as soon as was practicably possible.However when he appeared this morning, his solicitor Ray Lannon said this had not taken place yet.Judge Paul Kelly asked what the reason for the delay was.He was told by Mr Lannon that Castlerea Prison does not have the facility to have a psychiatric assessment.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan said a Dr Kennedy from the Central Mental Hospital had contacted Castlerea Prison describing it as “a work in progress.”Judge Paul Kelly then ordered Mr Cuddihy to be remanded in custody to appear at Harristown Court on Friday week, November 7th.Cuddihy waved and greeted relatives when he arrived in the court but did not speak during the brief hearing.He is charged with two counts of murder at Churchtown, Carndonagh in or around Octber 22nd.It follows an incident in which both his parents, Jimmy, 77, and Kathleen, 73, were found dead at their home on Thursday morning last.Hundrds of people turned up for the popular couple’s funerals in Carndonagh yesterday.Among the items found as part of the Garda investigation was an axe.JUDGE AGAIN ORDERS PSYCHIATRIC ASSESSMENT ON MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING PARENTS was last modified: October 29th, 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:courtJUDGEJulian Cuddihymurderlast_img read more

South African women’s cricket team shining at World Cup

first_imgWhile the Proteas men’s team are experiencing ups and downs on tour in England, the women’s team are riding high with some stellar performances at the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, also being held in England. Here are profiles of some of the team’s top performers.The South African Women’s Cricket team, led by captain Dane van Niekerk (left), are currently at the Women’s Cricket World Cup in England. The tournament ends on 26 July 2017. (Image: Cricket South Africa)CD AndersonThe South African Women’s Cricket team are currently playing at the World Cup in England, and the team are doing very well.On 25 June 2017, the team won their opening match against Pakistan by three wickets, while their second game against New Zealand was abandoned because of rain. Their next game against the West Indies, on 2 July, was a green and gold whitewash — the Proteas won by 10 wickets, with a trailblazing performance by captain Dane van Niekerk (see below).A close loss to hosts England on 5 July and a comeback win against India on 8 July set the team up for a chance to make the semi-finals, with only Sri Lanka (12 July) and Australia (15 July) to play in the round-robin format.*Update: On 12 July, the South African women’s cricket team beat Sri Lanka to qualify for the semi-finals. Read the full match report here. So far, it is the best performance by the national women’s team since readmission, thanks to a wealth of fresh and established talent in the team and growing support of South African fans.We look at some of the star players in the current South African women’s team, and highlights from their performances in England.Dane van Niekerk (all-rounder, captain)(Image: Cricket South Africa)Dane van Niekerk has been a regular presence in the national team since 2009, representing the side at the 2009 and 2013 World Cups, as well as the World Twenty20 (T20) competition from 2009 to 2016.In 2013, she became the first South African woman to take an international hat-trick, and also scored her first of five one-day international (ODI) half-centuries, establishing her as a formidable all-round talent. She replaced long-time captain Mignon du Preez as Test, ODI and T20 captain in 2016. In the run-up to this year’s World Cup, she became the seventh player in women’s cricket to reach 1,000 ODI runs and 100 ODI wickets.It is as a bowler that Van Niekerk is at her most dangerous. At this year’s World Cup she has already taken nine wickets in four games, including a four wicket haul against West Indies without conceding a single run — the first time in ODI history for men and women.Before the start of the tournament, Van Niekerk made it clear that the team had a definite goal in sight, saying: “We’re not going over there to compete or to be in the top four. We want to be the first South African cricket team to win the World Cup.” Strong words from a strong captain, and so far, the team have been sticking to that promise.Lizelle Lee (batting)(Image: Cricket South Africa)Lee began her international career as an opening batswoman in 2013, but soon settled in the middle order, scoring consistently and setting up some big wins for the team.A short format expert, Lee has scored more than 1,500 ODI runs, with a respectable 88.41 strike rate. At this year’s World Cup she has scored three half-centuries in four games, including a match-winning 92 against India. Lee hit 17 boundaries, including seven sixes.Ayabonga Khaka (bowler)(Image: Cricket South Africa)Already a veteran of the side, with 41 wickets in 42 games under her belt, Khaka enjoys bowling a slower, medium length ball that puts her opponents too comfortable with pace on the back foot. She played a pivotal role as a pressure bowler in the defeat of India recently, taking two vital wickets.A second-ball wicket for Ayabonga Khaka! Rachel Priest is caught by Luus for a duck. NZ 0/1 (0.1 ov). #ProteasWomen pic.twitter.com/Klmt96AVOG— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 19, 2016Khaka hopes to use her talent to get a breakthrough in the Australian top order when the two teams meet on 15 July.Shabnim Ismail (fast bowler)(Image: Cricket South Africa)Ismail made her international debut at the age of 17 in 2007, and is currently the side’s deadly opening bowler. With an average bowling speed of 127km/h (comparable to the heyday of Protea pacers Allan Donald and Andre Nel), she has taken more than 100 wickets in her career, including three four-wicket and one five-wicket hauls.So far at this year’s World Cup, she has taken six wickets in four games, with a middling economy rate of 5.14.Together with fellow fast bowler Marizanne Kapp, Ismail forms part of what Guardian Sport calls “[a crucial] buddy-cop blend of ‘by-the-book’ [referring to Kapp] and untameable maverick” in South Africa’s first bowling overs.Suné Luus (batting/spin bowler)(Image: Cricket South Africa)Despite being one of the youngest players in the South African team, Luus has nonetheless made a huge impact on the team’s performance in her dual roles as hard-hitting batswoman and spin bowler.With almost 800 runs in only 41 innings, a strike rate of over 60, she can be counted on to get runs on the board in a pinch. While still finding her feet at the World Cup, with small contributions in the India and England games, Luus will be an invaluable asset during the make-or-break stages of the tournament.Catch all the Women’s Cricket World Cup games on SuperSport during July 2017. Match details here.Follow the team on social media, including Twitter @OfficialCSA, using the hashtags #AlwaysRising #WWC17 #proteaswomenSource: SuperSport, Cricket South Africa, ESPN Cricinfo, YouTube, TwitterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

How To Get Your YouTube Videos Back From Google

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 4. Click ‘CREATE ARCHIVE’ Google’s Data Liberation Front keeps adding new ways for Google users to get their personal data out of Google’s services and back into their own hands. The latest addition to Google Takeout is YouTube videos. You can now download all of the original, full-quality videos you’ve uploaded to YouTube and take them elsewhere whenever you want. Here’s how.1. While logged in to your Google account, go to google.com/takeout.2. Click ‘Choose services’ in the navigation bar Related Posts 5. When it’s all done, you’ll get a link to download the videos just the way you uploaded them.Previously, you could download videos one at a time from your Video Manager on your YouTube account page. But Google Takeout lets you download the whole batch at once, even if it takes a (potentially long) while.Data portability is always good, and Google has always led the way. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#How To#web center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market jon mitchell Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 3. Click ‘YouTube’Note: you can also go straight to the YouTube export page by going to https://www.google.com/takeout/#custom:youtubeAfter it loads, you’ll see the estimated number and size of the files. This could take a while, so you can select ‘Email me when ready’ to get a notification.last_img read more

Shooting Stunning Timelapse With Industry Pro Martin Heck

first_imgWant more content on film techniques? Then check out these articles from PremiumBeat.Premiere Pro Tutorial: Compositing Live-Action and Timelapse FootageTimelapse Tips, Tricks, and Tools6 Tips for Filming OutdoorsAre you exploring timeplapse photography? Did this interview with Martin Heck help shed light on the process? Let us know in the comments below. 3. What are some of your favorite places that you’ve filmed? What made these places special to you?There have been a lot of amazing locations I’ve visited in the past few years. Talking about New Zealand and Patagonia: These places are widely considered as the most beautiful places on earth. But last year I had the chance to shoot in a glow-worm cave system in New Zealand. It’s was really a tough but incredible experience. Being in a cave for 36 hours, lit only by glow-worms and in absolute silence, really gives a feeling of being on another planet.Other amazing places are Fjordland (NZ), Torres-del-Paine (Chile), Fitz-Roy-nationalpark (Argentina) and the Dolimites in South Tyrol.Then there is of course the eruption of the Calbuco volcano in Chile in late April of this year. That was the most jaw-dropping thing I’ve ever experienced. It’s hard to describe but when you feel and hear the deep rumbling from 30KM (18 Miles) away it makes you feel very small.4. What techniques and advice could you give someone that is looking to get into timelapse photography. Are there things they should avoid?I always say timelapse is the art of predicting the future. Make sure you know as much as possible about your location before shooting. It is easy to get lost in the technical details, but avoid dealing too much with what gear to buy and so on. It’s really a thing of learning by doing. If you make mistakes you learn from it and will never do them again. I still learn things today that I never thought could have happen.When starting out keep everything simple. A tripod and a camera. Static exposure. Then you slowly get into more advanced techniques like exposure-ramping and motion control. Make sure you don’t underestimate the factor of post-processing. Always go for highest-quality route even if it takes much more effort. We spoke with filmmaker Martin Heck and asked him a few questions about the process of creating amazing timelapse videos. Here’s what he said.Images from Martin HeckIf you aren’t familiar with Martin Heck and his production company Timestorm Films, you soon will be. Martin is a freelance timelapse photographer from Germany who travels the world looking for that one composition. His work is stunningly beautiful and crisp, which doesn’t come from an ARRI or a RED but rather a Canon 6D and Sony A7S. We were lucky enough to catch Martin between productions and got his insight on how he creates these works of art.1. First and foremost, what made you want to get into time-lapse photography, and was this something that you were always interested in?My interest in timelapse-photography basically started with a very old 0.3mp webcam I found in our basement and discovered a basic intervalometer setting in the software. This was in 2008 when I was 15. In this time, timelapse wasn’t that common as it is today and really got my full attention as it was very cool for me to see all the time compressed in a little 15s video.Purchasing better cameras and figuring out how to edit those timelapses really taught me everything I know today. I began building my own motion-control equipment and shot timelapses every time I was on vacation.With the first inquiries for my stock footage coming in 2010 I began to realize that there might be a market for timelapse and I was slowly able to get into higher end tech from this income.Now I am a freelance timelapse photographer, shooting 8K and traveling the world for those shots.So to conclude this question: Time-lapse really was the reason to buy my very first camera. So I would say this was something I was always interested in.2. What is your process like for finding the right timelapse subject or space?I pick spots from seeing photos on the internet, Google Maps, or places I have been before but wasn’t able to timelapse them. The next thing I do is check the environmental situation over time: Where and at which time does the sun rise/set. Same thing for the moon rise/set. What the moon-phase is and where does the milkyway rise and set. Sometimes I check if there are nearby roads were headlights from passing cars can ruin the shot.Then there are weather conditions to be observed. When doing trips to foreign countries, I also consider which season is the best to capture the kind of shots I’m looking for. Even the the humidity sometimes plays an important role as it could condensate on the lens.Those are a lot of factors going into the decision of finding the right location and time. When on location I always try to frame my shots in the most interesting way possible, while keeping it “clean.” Meaning that if there is one thing in the scene I don’t like (sometimes a fence, a sign, lights, buildings etc.) I will move my camera until it’s right. I always ask myself how and why I do something. I also don’t like to use a slider every time just because I can. Often there’s no reason to have a moving camera, in fact keeping the camera still can make for some pretty epic shots. 7. How many cameras do you use to get the shots you’re after?In Patagonia we mostly used all of our three cameras we had with us. But, when hiking, I have to limit myself to what I can carry. Which is mostly two cameras, three lenses, slider and tripod.8. To get the smooth fluid motion in your shot,s do you use the eMotimo TB3 alone? Is there other gear?Beside the TB3, I customized my Dynamic Perception Stage One slider with very lightweight carbon rods and shaved of some weight to make it more backpacking-friendly. 5. What tools are in your toolbox? What does it take to get the amazing shots that you’re able to capture?I currently own a Canon 6D and Sony A7s. Those are my main workhorses, together with a bunch of lenses from Canon and Samyang. For motion control, I use an eMotimo TB3 Black and a customized Dynamic Perception Stage One slider.On our latest trip to Patagonia, I shot with the Pentax 645Z medium-format camera (25mm, 55mm and 120mm Pentax lenses) to get 8K resolution.That’s my “toolbox” and it helps to get the best quality possible, but it is far from mandatory for doing timelapses. I still shoot sometimes with my old Canon 550D/T2i. Still does a perfect job.But most important, in my opinion, is being dedicated about what you do. If you get up every 2 hours in the middle of the night when it’s 2°C to check if it’s started to rain or if condensation is building on the camera, you really know why you’re doing this. Those shots are most rewarding. It’s hard to get those shots and that can been seen in the footage.6. Could you give us a rundown of the your favorite cameras to use? Also, what have you used in the past?Currently, without doubt it’s the Pentax 645Z. With 51MP and an outstanding dynamic range, it’s a very powerful camera. It’s an expensive camera (That’s why I don’t own one) but clearly the best I’ve used so far. Besides this, I use a Canon 6D and Sony A7s. From the beginning, I used a Lumix TZ3, TZ7 and Canon 550D. New cameras appear almost on a daily basis these days, so my kit will change over the time.last_img read more