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After more than 60 Internet cuts so far this year, India urged to overhaul legislation

first_img June 10, 2021 Find out more India is ranked 140th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, two places lower than in 2018. to go further Follow the news on India Organisation July 9, 2019 After more than 60 Internet cuts so far this year, India urged to overhaul legislation IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesReports and statisticsOnline freedomsMedia independence InternetFreedom of expression According to the Software Freedom Law Centre, this was the 61st time that the Internet was cut somewhere in India since the start of 2019 and the 45th time in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This was a two-fold record: India disconnects the Internet more than any other country by far, and the frequency of the cuts continued to soar in the first half of 2019. The second most often invoked provision is in the 1855 Indian Telegraph Act, a hangover from the colonial era. Although the modern-day Internet clearly has little in common with 19th century telegrams, article 5 of this law is often used to impose Internet cuts on the grounds of a “public emergency” or for the sake of “public safety.” “Disconnecting the Internet prevents journalists from working because it prevents them from accessing their most basic sources, and it deprives the public of reliable and independently-reported information,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “The violations of the freedom to inform that these Internet cuts represent are all the more shocking for being the result of measures taken in a completely arbitrary manner by local or federal authorities. The union government should amend its legislation as quickly as possible in order to guarantee every citizen’s right to unrestricted and unconditional access to online information.” Archaic law The federal communications ministry tried to modernize the provisions in August 2017 by issuing the “Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules,” which stipulate that any Internet suspension order issued by the ministry of home affairs or its equivalent in one of India’s states must be reviewed by a dedicated committee within 24 hours. A year later, the population of Darjeeling, a district in the far northeast that borders Bhutan and Nepal, was deprived of the Internet for 100 days on the purported grounds of preventing pro-autonomy militants from agitating. Rather than reining in Internet cuts, these rules seem to have had the opposite effect: the number of cuts went from 79 in 2017 to 134 in 2018 – almost twice as many – and so far there is no sign of any let-up in 2019. News RSF_en IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesReports and statisticsOnline freedomsMedia independence InternetFreedom of expression In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival After yet another Internet cut in Indian-administered Kashmir, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the rapid growth in India’s use of this crude form of censorship and calls on the federal authorities to overhaul legislation so as to guarantee the universal right to online news and information. News RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 News India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media April 27, 2021 Find out more The Indian authorities are currently disconnecting the Internet at a rate of ten times a month, each time depriving an average of several hundred thousand people of all online information. This was the case on 5 July, in the Kashmiri district of Shopian, in India’s far north, where the Internet was disconnected as a “preventive measure” after a gunfight between separatist militants and paramilitaries. Help by sharing this information According to RSF’s analysis, around a third of the Internet cuts last 24 hours but some last much longer. This was the case in July 2017 in Kashmir, where an online blackout imposed in response to protests about a separatist leader’s death continued for almost five months. Full blackout for five months (Design : D. Bastard / RSF) Three pieces of legislation are used by district or state authorities to impose online censorship. In most cases, they use section 144 of the code of criminal procedure, a vaguely-worded provision giving local governments the “power to issue orders for immediate remedy in urgent cases of nuisance or apprehended danger.” The lack of any definition of the extent of this provision’s application gives the authorities enormous leeway. March 3, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts But these rules fail to provide a precise definition of the circumstances in which the competent authority may or should disconnect the Internet. As a result, the authorities can impose a blackout in a district or an entire state for completely arbitrary reasons, such as the desire to suppress reports about corruption, for example.last_img read more

 

Dixie State Football Mourns The Loss of Freshman Student-Athlete

first_img Tags: Dixie State Football/Jeshan Allen Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Friday, the Dixie State University athletic department and football program released information on the death of freshman football player Jeshan Allen.Allen, who matriculated at nearby Pine View High School and starred for the Panthers, passed away this past Monday at Dixie Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident earlier this month.Allen had been a redshirt for the Trailblazers’ football program this past season and planned to major in exercise science at Dixie State University.Allen graduated from Pine View High School this past May with a 3.98 GPA.There will be a public visitation for Allen Saturday at Spilsbury Mortuary, located at 110 S. Bluff, St. George from 1:00-2:30 pm. December 27, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Mourns The Loss of Freshman Student-Athlete Brad Jameslast_img read more

 

Stantec reports Q2 earnings up 8 percent

first_imgStantec Consulting Services Inc.,Stantec has announced solid results for the second quarter of 2011, with gross revenue increasing 11.1% to C$412.3 million from C$371.1 million in the second quarter of 2010, net revenue increasing 12.7% to C$342.3 million from C$303.8 million, net income increasing 8.0% to C$25.7 million from C$23.8 million, and diluted earnings per share increasing 7.7% to C$0.56 from C$0.52. Stantec has about 50 employees in its South Burlington office and nearly 400 employees across New England.  ‘Our performance in the second quarter of 2011 was in line with our expectations at the end of the first quarter,’ says Bob Gomes, Stantec president and chief executive officer. ‘Thanks to the continuing support of our clients and staff, we are on track and expect consistent performance during the remainder of the year.’ Major projects awarded to Stantec or under way in the second quarter included, in the Buildings area, a contract to assist major retailer Target with the rollout of its Canadian stores over the next few years. Stantec is providing multidiscipline services including architecture, interior design, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering. In the Environment area, Stantec secured assignments to provide a variety of environmental compliance and regulatory support services for Talisman Energy’s unconventional gas developments, particularly in relation to its groundwater protection programs; waste management programs; and prevention and preparedness plans at sites in New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. In the Industrial area, Stantec was chosen by QuadraFNX Mining Ltd. to carry out a prefeasibility study for a proposed nickel-copper mine near Sudbury, Ontario, following the completion of a scoping study in late 2010. This greenfield assignment will also involve preliminary engineering for two planned mine shafts. New projects in the Transportation area included the 2011 biennial inspections of the Bayonne and George Washington Bridges for the New York & New Jersey Port Authority. The Port Authority also selected Stantec to provide aeronautical civil and electrical engineering call-in services at any of its airports in the New York/New Jersey area, including the Newark Liberty International, John F. Kennedy International, Stewart International, Teterboro, and LaGuardia airports. Finally, new projects in the Urban Land area included an assignment to provide planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering, and transportation engineering services for the development of Wescott Park for the City of North Charleston, South Carolina. The new 57-acre park will contain a youth sports complex, complete with baseball fields, a training facility, boardwalks, playgrounds, picnic areas, an amphitheatre, and maintenance facilities. Summary of activity in the quarter:·         Compared to the second quarter of 2010, gross revenue was up 11.1% to C$412.3 million from C$371.1 million, and net revenue was up 12.7% to C$342.3 million from C$303.8 million. Net income was C$25.7 million, up 8.0% compared to C$23.8 million last year, and diluted earnings per share were C$0.56, up 7.7% from C$0.52. ·         Year-to-date gross revenue was up 10.5% to C$821.0 million from C$742.7 million, net revenue was up 13.1% to C$679.1 million from C$600.6 million, net income was up 23.4% to C$49.5 million from C$40.1 million, and diluted earnings per share were up 24.1% to C$1.08 from C$0.87.  ·         During the second quarter, Stantec acquired the Caltech Group, a consulting engineering firm headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Along with increasing staff by approximately 200, the acquisition will augment Stantec’s business in the oil and gas and power sectors throughout North America. Stantec also signed a letter of intent to acquire Minnesota-based Bonestroo, Inc. The engineering, planning, and environmental science firm has approximately 275 employees in eight offices in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota.·         During the second quarter, Stantec’s board of directors elected Mr. Aram H. Keith as its new chair. Mr. Keith has been a member of the board since 2005, when Stantec acquired The Keith Companies, Inc. He cofounded The Keith Companies in 1983 and served as its chief executive officer and board chair until its acquisition. Now retired, he serves on several non-profit boards and is very active in various philanthropic endeavors. ·         Complete Financial Statements, Notes to the Financial Statements, and Management’s Discussion and Analysis will be filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com(link is external)) and EDGAR (www.sec.gov(link is external)), August 4, 2011. Alternatively, these documents will be available to download from the Investors section of www.stantec.com(link is external) or on request from Stantec free of charge.  Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. We support public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets at every stage, from the initial conceptualization and financial feasibility study to project completion and beyond. Our services are provided on projects around the world through approximately 11,000 employees operating out of more than 170 locations in North America and 4 locations internationally. Stantec is One Team providing Integrated Solutions. Cautionary statementsStantec’s gross revenue and net revenue are non-GAAP measures. For a definition and explanation of non-GAAP measures, refer to the Critical Accounting Estimates, Developments, and Measures section of the Company’s 2010 Financial Review.This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Stantec’s future financial performance and proposed acquisition activities. By their nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. We caution readers of this press release not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements since a number of factors could cause actual future results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to the risk of an economic downturn, changing market conditions for Stantec’s services, disruptions in government funding and the risk that Stantec will not close proposed acquisitions when expected or at all.  Investors and the public should carefully consider these factors, other uncertainties, and potential events as well as the inherent uncertainty of forward-looking statements when relying on these statements to make decisions with respect to our Company.  EDMONTON, AB (August 4, 2011) TSX, NYSE:STNlast_img read more

 

Among the 500 best extra virgin olive oils in the world, 15% is located in Istria

first_imgRELATED NEWS: CROATIAN OLIVE OIL CHIAVALON AMONG THE BEST DESIGNED IN THE WORLD Also, the Ivošević touched on one important topic, and that is that we must start respecting ourselves, in order for others to start respecting us, and points out that he believes that it is extremely important to be aware of the fact that in no discipline, in any industry, in sport or in any other important competition or simply in places where a reputation is gained and confirmed, we do not have such success as the Istrian extra virgin olive oil has for five years in a row. “We are very proud of this fact, but it seems that a lot of work is needed both in our country and abroad, to give this primacy full and real value, to become aware of it first in Croatia and then all those who promote Croatian gastronomy. they proudly point it out. I believe that the time has come and that five years of confirmation is enough proof to realize that we are the best in the world in something. ” concluded Ivošević. This global success certainly contributes to the branding of Croatia, and especially Istria as a gastronomic destination, given that extra virgin olive oil is the main addition to dishes and the basic food product of the Mediterranean diet, and is valued almost everywhere in the world for its organoleptic and medicinal properties. “It sounds unreal and I would say pretentious, but for the fifth year in a row, Istria has been declared the best olive growing region in the world. Since its first edition, in 2010, Istria has immediately taken an important role and positioned itself as the second best olive growing region, just behind Tuscany. However, every year the advantage of Tuscany was smaller, and at the end of 2016 it took the leading position that it has maintained to this day, but with a far greater difference than Tuscany previously had in relation to Istria. The fact that Istria has 77 olive growers and Tuscany 53 speaks volumes about what it looks like this year. An even more important fact is that over 1.500 samples from all over the world arrive for evaluation. after that, a selection of the 500 best in the world is made and that within the 500 best Istria has its 77, which is really impressive ”  Denis Ivošević, director of the Istria County Tourist Board. No, ono najvažnije u cijeloj priči je kako se priča oko istarskog maslinovog ulja, kao i vina, odlično uklopila i spojila s turizmom kroz kvalitetan zaokružen turistički proizvod – što je i imeprativ. Fokus je na kvaliteti, a ne kvantiteti. Every year before that day, a new edition is expected with great expectations, and so far that day has always been happy for Istria, for Istrian tourism, and most of all for every Istrian olive grower who is included in the guide.  77 Istrian olive growers included in the prestigious guide U novom izdanju tzv. ‘biblije za ekstra djevičanska maslinova ulja’ uvršteno je 79 ulja s područja Hrvatske od kojih je 77 iz Istre te jedan sa otoka Krka i jedan iz Dalmacije. Pritom, većina maslinara postigla je bolje rezultate u odnosu na lani, što je dokaz značajnog rada na podizanju kvalitete i primjene najnovijih znanstveno-tehnoloških dostignuća u maslinarstvu. See the list of Croatian olive growers among the 500 best according to the Flos Olei 2020 guide HERE U Rimu je prošli tjedan i  službeno promovirano jedanaesto izdanje najutjecajnijeg svjetskog vodiča za vrhunska ekstra djevičanska maslinova ulja Flos Olei 2020.  EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL “ISTRIA” PROTECTED AT THE LEVEL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION COOPERATION BETWEEN SOTHEBY’S AUCTION HOUSE AND THE ISTRIA COUNTY TZ: THE FIRST AUCTION OF THE WHITE ISTRIAN TRUFFLE IS ORGANIZED IN LONDON Cover photo: Flos Olei Namely, Istria in 2020 again adorns the title of the highest quality extra virgin olive growing region in the world, for the fifth time in a row in a winning streak. This is especially important considering that the publication contains oils from all over the world, ie from 53 olive-growing countries, and Istrian olive growers are in the company of the 500 best and have a share of as much as 15 percent.last_img read more

 

Kootenay Ice host league leading Rockets in weekend series at Rossland

first_imgThe Kootenay Ice is back in B.C. Hockey Major Midget League action Saturday and Sunday in Rossland.However, the competition doesn’t get any easier for the Major Midget club as first place Okanagan Rockets, featuring many Western Hockey League draft picks, come to the Golden City to face the Ice.The Rockets are tied for top spot with the Vancouver Northwest Giants, each with 16-3-1 records. Kootenay squandered a chance to move up in league standings this past weekend by playing to a pair of ties against Kamloops Blazers — 3-3 and 2-2.Spencer McLean of Montrose, Ryan Neil of Frutivale and Kadrian Klimchuk of Castlegar scored for the Ice, which failed to hold an early 2-0 advantage.Sunday, Kootenay rallied from a 2-1 deficit to pull even with the Blazers.Coy Provost of Kimberley and Tyler Steinberg of Cranbrook scored for the Ice.The weekend series begins Saturday at 2:15 p.m. in Rossland.Sunday the teams play at the Rossland Arena beginning at 9:15 a.m.last_img read more

 

Stem Cell Breakthroughs: No More Ethical Concerns?

first_imgSeveral science news sites have been reporting two new techniques for creating embryonic stem cells that do not involve the creation of viable embryos (see, for instance, New Scientist, Science Now, and Nature news, 437, 1065 (20 October 2005) | doi: 10.1038/4371065a).    There is no consensus yet, however, whether these methods overcome all the ethical objections to embryonic stem cell research.  The ethical impact of one of the methods, alternate nuclear transfer (ANT), hinges on the definition of when life begins.  Every bit helps, reported Nature, but –It remains to be seen if either method can do anything to resolve the political impasse over human embryonic stem-cell research….The ethical appeal of the [ANT] approach has yet to be tested.  If proponents such as Hurlbut are sufficiently numerous and influential, it could help to tip the balance towards a more benign regulatory and funding environment for human embryonic stem-cell research.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)In the same issue of Nature (437, 1076-1077 (20 October 2005) | doi: 10.1038/4371072b), Carina Dennis and Erika Check made it clear where the ethical pressure was coming from: “Religious and ethical concerns are forcing researchers using human embryonic stem cells to seek ways to sidestep these issues.”  The question dogging researchers is what is the definition of an embryo, if it is not viable and could not be implanted.  Some critics are not convinced; one says the ANT product is indistinguishable from a natural embryo; another said, “You do an engineering step to essentially destroy the embryo so that you can then use it.”    Nature’s editorial writers make no bones about their desire to accelerate stem-cell research, and view these new techniques with cautious optimism – the caution deriving from what ethicists will think.  Other references in the journal encourage Germany to get rid of its ban on stem-cell research, and the Bush administration to loosen restrictions.  And the prior week, Erika Check had reported in Nature about how “US progressives fight for a voice in bioethics.”  She pointed to one incident that illustrates the difference between progressives and conservatives: “[Arthur] Caplan [ethicist, U of Pennsylvania] and others were outraged when Republican leaders fought to keep Schiavo on life support against her husband’s wishes.  ‘Nothing could make clearer the difference between progressive and conservative bioethics,’ says Caplan.”  Erika Check reported on steps progressives are taking to organize and combat the influence of conservative bioethicists.These articles illustrate once again that mad scientists would go berserk with what they could do, if it were not for people with an ethical conscience, often derived from religion, putting the brakes on their reckless (and funding-motivated) enthusiasm.  It would be good to read again some of the moral issues and potential horrors of unregulated genetic engineering we listed in our 08/24/2003 commentary (see bullet item “Right to Life lobby”).  Keep the pressure on.  We would have no qualms over stem cell research that passes the most rigorous tests of informed ethicists, particularly those who understand Christian principles of compassion, like not grinding up some lives to help others.  But be careful.  Darwinism has bequeathed to us an unprincipled lot of opportunists and glory-seekers.  Their appeals couched in terms of compassion leave ample room for skepticism, when the mouth vocalizing altruistic rhetoric is accompanied with dollar signs in the eyes.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

 

Soybean pod shattering and harvest moisture

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Pre-harvest and harvest loss of grain can result in significant yield reductions. Pre-harvest pod shatter (breaking of pods resulting in soybeans on the ground) can occur when dry pods are re-wetted. This year, in our trials, we’ve seen very little pre-harvest loss.At grain moisture content less than 13%, shatter loss at harvest can also occur. As soybean moisture decreases, shatter and harvest loss increase. In some of our trials, we’ve seen approximately 8% loss when harvesting at 9% moisture content. At 13% moisture content, we still see some loss, but at a much lower level (1-2%). Four soybean seeds per square foot equals one bushel per acre in loss. The seeds are often covered by soybean residue and chaff which need to be brushed away to look for seed losses.last_img read more

 

Industry Interview: Miles Hankins — The Composer Behind “Long Shot”

first_imgPB: Early in your career, you worked as a score reader with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, engaging with the likes of John Williams, Joshua Bell, and Christoph Eschenbach. Can you explain for our audience what the role of a score reader entails?MH: It’s a rare thing. I was new to L.A., working on a TV show at the time, and I was itching to do something different. The opportunity came up through a friend who worked for the L.A. Phil to be a score reader — you attend the rehearsals with the orchestra and conductor and you actually mark the score with cues, then you work with the video crew. You know how you watch a live performance on TV and they cut to the tuba player right before his solo? That’s some nerd like me, sitting with the camera crew and letting them know where the cues are coming up in the piece, so they know where to focus the camera.It was a really fun gig, and I was able to hang around huge talents and watch them work very intimately. Working alongside John Williams was definitely a highlight. I did that for a few summers, and every time, it was immensely rewarding. I had the best seat in the house for some truly amazing performances, back then. Now, when I go to Disney Hall or The Hollywood Bowl, I have to pay top dollar like everyone else!Cover image via Long Shot (Paramount).Looking for more industry interviews? Check these out.Industry Interview: CW Costume Designer Catherine AshtonIndustry Interview: “Whiplash” Production Designer Melanie JonesInterview: “My Dinner with Herve” Composer David NorlandThe Universal Language of Music: Interview with Composer Jacob YoffeeIndustry Insights: Behind the Scenes with Editor Nena Erb Miles Hankins offers insight into composing for film and television — as well as collaborating with musicians around the world.Composer Miles Hankins‘s career has spanned many feature and TV projects. We sat down with this prolific musical scribe to talk Rogen, reality, and real sports.PremiumBeat: Long Shot is getting great reviews as a funny piece that also explores deeper issues. How did you approach the score, and what kind of discussions did you have with the principal players about the tone and tenor of the film?Miles Hankins: In every great rom-com, there is a touching personal story. As the composers, Marco Beltrami and I have watched the film a lot. Getting to see it at SXSW and in NY was awesome — I have never seen a response so positive. People seem to love it. We always had a good feeling that people would like the film. Our main concern was that the score didn’t get in the way of the comedy — it’s hard to make music funny. The great film composer, Elmer Bernstein, said something to the effect of: “The trick is to score it sincerely and that will make it funnier.” We didn’t want to over-score or manipulate the viewers’ emotions, but rather stay out of the way of the story. We used a lot of different styles from indie folk guitar with hand percussion, and then more traditional orchestrations. We also leaned on a sense of grand sweeping patriotism (in places) since it is a political drama, and then there are some epic action scenes, so there were many things we looked to accomplish in the score.Being Serena via IMDBPB: You’ve done documentary projects for HBO: The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti and Being Serena. These seem very different from your other work. How did you come to these projects?MH: I’m not a big sports guy, per se, but both of these projects were so special. Serena Williams is a personal hero of mine — I played tennis growing up. When I was approached, I wondered if I even knew how to set about a sports documentary musically. But the showrunners said, “That’s why we want you, because you come from the world of film.” This project wasn’t about tennis but about her becoming a mother. It was a very intimate look at a woman that we know as a fierce competitor and seeing another side to her. I brought in a vocalist and also explored different musical styles — from R&B to electronic music to string quartet. I was so happy to learn the project was nominated for a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition.The other film was about the NFL legend Nick Buoniconti. He was a character I was aware of. I went to University of Miami in undergrad and he had played for the Dolphins and was an iconic figure there. I found out his story . . . he’s going through CTE, a neurological disorder related to his playing days. So, he became this unlikely spokesperson for the condition, with a heart-wrenching personal story. I think it appealed to me because I was coming off A Quiet Place, which was so dark and intense — I just wanted something beautiful and lyrical to work on. We recorded the music in Europe, and I worked remotely from Los Angeles.A Quiet Place. Photo by Jonny Cournoyer. © 2018 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.PB: Is that unusual?MH: With today’s technology and the magic of the internet, it’s actually quite easy to operate a remote session abroad. We always love to use our peerless local AFM musicians here in LA, but that’s a decision the production companies, networks, and studios make for us. When we can’t stay in town, we’re fortunate to have access to a wide variety of gifted musicians abroad as well. And it’s always exciting to hear different perspectives on the music, from around the world.Long Shot premiere.PB: You created additional music for A Quiet Place, The Snowman, and The Shallows working with Composer Marco Beltrami. Obviously, collaborating on three projects, you have a good working relationship. Can you tell us about that process?MH: A Quiet Place was a challenging project for numerous reasons. Almost no dialogue, so the catch was to find the music in the film where we supported the material, but was the least intrusive. We often struggled to find the right balance. I remember the moment when it clicked. We had tried a million things. We had hired a huge orchestra to experiment with all kinds of aleatoric gestures; we were throwing as much paint on the canvas as possible to see what would work; and finally, at the end of all this experimentation, we broke through to something and finally began to hear it. And it felt right.I met Marco through Buck Sanders — I think on Fantastic Four — I jumped in on that one, and it was a really high-pressure scenario, and we found we worked well together.There isn’t really a set process. We usually watch the film (or what there is to view at that point) and discuss how best to play it. The director will give us their idea of instruments and orchestrations. Marco will go to work writing and we will experiment with ideas, as well. We often work separately and then come together. We’ll share thoughts, share files, and we’ll collaborate until we find what we are looking for. We’ll kick cues back and forth. Each project is different. All this time in Hollywood, you’d think it gets easier but it doesn’t — it’s like a unique puzzle — each film has a different sound, and once you find it, it’s a beautiful thing. Although it’s always challenging, it’s very satisfying when it clicks.Long Shot (via Paramount).PB: You’ve had a love of film and music since you were a kid. In fact, at 12, you were given a sound generator to create digital music and a canon video camera.MH: When the camcorder thing happened in the ’80s, my parents got one. And one afternoon, my sister and I took out the camera and decided to shoot something. That became what we would do — we would come up with scripts and get our friends over and put them in crazy outfits. But even before discovering the camera, movies were always a part of my life. My parents were huge film people — they loved the classics, and every Sunday night we would watch them. It always struck me (while watching them) how amazing the scores were, even before I was studying theory and harmony — I was hearing all this lush, sophisticated music from those classic films, which had such feeling and personality. I feel like that influence made it into Long Shot. There is a scene at a black tie dinner in Buenos Aires. We usually played the theme on acoustic guitar, but I rewrote it for that scene to sound Gershwin-esque — lush with a different harmony to call back to those classic films.Miles Hankins.last_img read more

 

10 months agoAston Villa, Derby chasing Chelsea defender Ethan Ampadu

first_imgAston Villa, Derby chasing Chelsea defender Ethan Ampaduby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Ethan Ampadu is a target for Championship clubs ahead of the January market.The Mirror says Aston Villa and Derby County are set to go head to head to sign Ampadu on-loan in January.Both clubs made moves for the 18-year-old Welsh international during the summer but Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wouldn’t let him leave.He remains a target for Villa and Derby who already have string Chelsea links.Villa have John Terry as first-team coach and Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on-loan. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more