Create Master Text Styles in Premiere Pro’s Essential Graphics Panel

first_imgThe Essential Graphics panel in Adobe Premiere Pro offers a drastically different workflow from the original Title Tool panel. See how easy it is to create repeating titles and graphics.Top image via Shutterstock. Working with text in Adobe Premiere Pro has always been a bit clunky, so I was happy when the latest update introduced the new Essential Graphics panel — an entirely new panel dedicated to working with graphics. Adobe is clearly trying to make the interface of Premiere similar to Photoshop and After Effects, which I love. You now have a Type tool, and you can layer graphics — you can even create master text styles and motion graphic templates. I want to take a closer look at using the master text style feature.Let’s say I’m working on a travel series, and I’m making a video every few weeks. Naturally, I want these videos to have the same look from episode to episode. I want to use the same style of graphics for each episode, which consists of two different text styles. I’m going to show you how, in three simple steps, you can create a text style that you can reuse throughout your project, significantly reducing your editing time.Let’s get started. Step 1 — Create and Design the TextFor the first step, I’ll use the Type tool to create a new text layer. I’ve opened Premiere’s new Essential Graphics panel so I will have all of the new text properties available. I want LONDON to be the main part of my graphic, with ENGLAND as a smaller subtitle. After I type LONDON, you’ll notice that a new text layer appears. If I select the text layer, I can make adjustments to properties in the panel. For this title, I’ll scale it up, change the font, and add a stroke. Next, I’ll click the New Layer button in the Essential Graphics panel to add my ENGLAND subtitle. I want ENGLAND to be small and simple. Next, I’ll save it out as a master style.Step 2 — Create a Master Text StyleAs I stated earlier, if I’m working on a weekly series, I will want the same look for the graphics in each episode. This is where the master text style comes into play. To save a text style for future use, I first need to select a text layer. With my LONDON layer selected, I can now go over to the master style drop-down menu and select Create New Master Text Style. I’ll name the new style MAIN. When you create a new style, the program saves all of the properties under the Text and Appearance sections of the Essential Graphics panel. For my final step, I’ll apply the style to additional text in the project.Step 3 — Apply the Master Text StyleNow that I’ve created a new master text style, I will apply it to other graphics. I’ve created additional text in my project, and I want this text to have the same look as ENGLAND. I can use the Type tool to select a region of the screen where I want to place a paragraph. After typing in my text, I will apply the subtitle master style. To apply, select the text layer and then choose the corresponding style in the master style’s drop-down menu.Do you have tips for working with the Essential Graphics panel? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more


first_imgEyewitnesses claim they saw terrorists dressed in black Eyewitnesses claim they saw terrorists dressed in black militia uniforms and wearing white shoes. Nearby residents said explosions and gunfire could still be heard hours after the attack took place. Corps Commander Lieutenant General Hidayatur Rehman conducted aerial surveillance of the base from a helicopter. Around 15 people were arrested during the search operation. Army chief General Raheel Sharif has arrived in Peshawar and visited the wounded in hospital. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack and said, “Terrorists will be rooted out from the country”. The Badaber air base is not functional and is mostly used as a residential place for the employees and officers of the air force. Also today, police in Karachi claimed to have foiled a terrorist attack being planned on the Kamra airbase in Punjab province after the arrest of a suicide bomber. Police said they had arrested a high-profile militant of the largely unknown Tehreek-e-Imarat Islamia Afghanistan. Peshawar has frequently been targeted by militants. Last December more than 150 people, mostly children, were killed when Taliban gunmen attacked an army-run school. Last month, heavily-armed militants stormed an aerodrome in Balochistan province, destroying its radar system and killing two engineers. Militants had also attacked the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi in June last year in which 36 people were killed, including 10 militants. Todays attack occurred at a site which is surrounded by tribalareas, the scene of a major military offensive against Taliban and other militants over the past year. The army launched the “Zarb-e-Azb” operation in June 2014 in a bid to wipe out militant bases to end the bloody decade-long Islamist insurgency that has cost Pakistan thousands of lives. PTI AYZ/SH NSA KUNadvertisementlast_img read more

All this adulation and fanfare feels like a dream, says Swapna Barman

first_imgSwapna Barman, the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games gold, said she was now nervous and scared after her success because of the expectations building up around her. Swapna was present at India Today’s East Conclave 2018 and spoke of how her life changed overnight after her historic achievement.Swapna, former India cricket captain Jhulan Goswami and Indian hockey captain Rani Rampal spoke in the first session of the day: The Golden Stars – Fast, Fierce, Fantastic.Swapna was a little nervous to start off with. After being assured that every member of the audience at the India Today conclave was there to cheer for her and applaud her remarkable feat, Swapna opened up and said she was overawed by all the adulation.”I don’t know what to say. For me, the Asian Games medal was very important. It’s not just a job. I don’t know what to say.”I am scared now.. Earlier my parents and coach wanted me to win, to do well. Now, all my countrymen want me to win an Olympic medal. That expectation makes me nervous… What if I can’t deliver?”WATCH FULL SESSIONSwapna said she was surprised to see so many people waiting for her when she reached home.”When I reached home, I did not expect so many people would come to meet me. I did not even think someone would cry for me. My mumma cried a lot.. I had not gone home for a year,” she said.Swapna is flooded with offers for advertisements, interviews now. People line up to meet with her, take selfies and autographs. Her life has literally changed overnight and the simple girl from Bengal is trying to make sense of all the adulation and fanfare.advertisement”Life has changed. I have not. People’s approach has changed… I had never thought – this is all a dream? Am I sleeping?”Also read – Swapna Barman on mother’s viral video: Even Prime Minister was talking about itWell, she is not. This is her reality. She is now a star.There were two other stars as well.Jhulan, the most successful ODI bowler in women’s cricket, spoke of her trials and tribulations. Starting off as a cricketer was not easy because her parents did not understand sports. But she persevered and strived hard.”I would like to thank India Today for inviting me. I was just chasing my dream. When I saw women playing cricket, I saw the India vs Australia match in 1997…. I thought I could represent India for 1 match, 1 over and get 1 wicket. I was chasing that dream and it was difficult to convince my family. They do not understand sports.Also read – People’s expectations motivating but scary, says Swapna Barman”When I played for India, when my captain gave me the first over… the entire responsibility on my shoulder.. I cannot take this sport for granted. I have to do well every day otherwise many players are waiting to take my place in the side,” she said.Rani, one of India’s most recognizable hockey stars, too recalled how she started off playing the sport.Also read – How hockey allowed Rani Rampal to build a nice home for her parentsI belong to Haryana. 15 years ago, girls were not even allowed to step out of their homes, forget about playing sports. When I told my parents I wanted to play hockey, they were shocked. They did not know anything about sports at all. They were under societal pressure. It was a big challenge for me that way. Besides, I belonged to a poor family. But my coach Sardar Baldev helped me in my career with shoes and hockey sticks. He wanted to bring up girls from poor backgrounds,” she said.Rani also said she never treated hockey like a profession. All she wanted to do was play the sport and help her parents build a good home. As a young girl, she remembered how her family home would be flood with rain water and her sole objective as a hockey player was to ensure the situation at home changed.Swapna, Jhulan and Rani Rampal recalled some stunning stories at the East Conclave 2018. Theirs is a story of human endurance, perseverance and sheer hard work.last_img read more

Jalen Hurts Gives Alabama Fan An Awesome Christmas Present

first_imgalabama quarterback jalen hurts at the sec championship gameATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on in the second half against the Georgia Bulldogs during the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts has certainly endeared himself to Alabama fans on the field with his performance in this month’s SEC Championship Game. He made one fan’s year off the field this week as well.During some rare time off, Hurts went to surprise Alabama fan Denise Albritton at her job. The University of Alabama police helped arrange the meeting.As you can see in the video below, Denise was shocked and thrilled to see Hurts.This was so precious it almost made me cry ?❤️Jalen hurts and University of Alabama Police surprise fan Denise Albritton. Merry Christmas #JalenHurts— TJ LSU DAD (@tj_lsudad) December 22, 2018A gift like this right around the holidays is even better. That’s awesome that Hurts was willing and able to do that.He acknowledged the video on Twitter as well.I heard Denise was a big fan, so I went and payed her a visit at work while I had some down time. She is a very down to earth and strong woman. It’s all love ❤️ . #AllGlory2God— Jalen Hurts (@JalenHurts) December 22, 2018Even if Hurts elects to transfer this offseason, as many expect he will, he will always be a big part of the Alabama family.We know Denise Albritton will never forget him.last_img read more

AMT Explorer Sinks with Prysmian’s Cargo

first_imgCable barge AMT Explorer sank on Thursday, July 3 around 50 miles southwest of Sardinia while carrying Prysmian’s power cables to the North Sea.The barge, owned by Augustea Anchor Marine Transportation, was under tow by Red Husky from Naples to Bremerhaven when it lost stability and flipped over, however all crew members managed to abandon the vessel and are safe.The sinking will incur a loss worth USD $38 million, according to initial estimates.As explained by Prysmian, the cables were intended for connection of Butendiek and Deutsche Bucht wind farms located offshore Germany’s coast.Smit Salvage has been hired for the vessel’s salvage.The cause of the accident has not been revealed.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Embattled DryShips Presses On with Reverse Stock Split

first_imgzoom Nasdaq-listed shipowner DryShips said on Tuesday its Board of Directors signed off a 1-for-7 reverse stock split of the company’s issued common shares.As disclosed, under the reverse stock split, the company’s common shares will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis on the Nasdaq Capital Market as of July 21, 2017 under the existing trading symbol “DRYS”.When the reverse stock split becomes effective, every seven shares of the company’s issued common stock will be automatically combined into one share of common stock.DryShips said that it had 36,296,095 common shares issued and outstanding. Effecting of the reverse stock split will reduce the number of issued and outstanding common shares to approximately 5.2 million shares.No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the reverse split of the issued common shares, the shipowner added.The latest issuance of shares comes in the aftermath of a legal action launched against the company by some of its shareholders.To remind, on July 14, 2017, a purported class action complaint was filed in the New York District Court by Maxime Hodges and other investors against the company and two of its executive officers. The complaint alleges that the company and two of its executive officers violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are claiming damages.However, DryShips said that the complaint is without merit, adding that, together with its management, it plans to “vigorously defend” against the allegations.last_img read more

Harry Belafonte Speaks On Challenges Faced By People Of African Descent

first_imgDebunking the myth of racial hierarchy, United Nations experts on racial discrimination has said that it is imperative to deconstruct, on a global scale, the ideological myth of a superior race and the resulting conviction of a superior culture.Harry Belafonte addresses event Confronting Silence Perspectives and Dialogue on Structural Racism against people of African Descent WorldwideAddressing a special event at UN Headquarters on Confronting the Silence: Perspectives and Dialogue on Structural Racism against people of African Descent Worldwide, Mireille Fanon-Mendes, Chair of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent said that the attacks on human dignity are elaborated due to “supposed hierarchy of races and cultures and do not concern only one or [another], but the entire international community.”The discussion was organized by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, with the co-sponsorship of the Unitarian Universalist Association, the UN Department of Public Information, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, Black Lives Matter, and Amnesty International USA.Keynote speaker, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Harry Belafonte, recalled his time with legendary African American actor, Paul Robeson, who had said artist are the gatekeepers of truth; humanity’s moral compass. As such, Mr. Belafonte continued, he sought to use the arts as a tool to bring the human family together.Continuing, he said that while the “mighty alliance” of the Second World War was supposed to have brought an end to fascism and intolerance, “one serious flaw was that the Allies were as guilty of racial oppression as was Hitler.” Decades of racial oppression, discrimination and intolerance, before and since the war, have meant that “most people of colour know very little about the diaspora…the depth of us as African descendants, is not known one to the other.Yet, Mr. Belafonte stressed that the United Nations is “the place to sit and have a conversation about settling the affairs of the cruelty of racism and classicism,” and he looked forward to the discussions that were ahead and the presentations of the other speakers and participants.last_img read more

Big Little Lies Handmaids Tale among Emmy frontrunners with Canadian ties

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Some of the biggest contenders at Sunday’s Emmy Awards in Los Angeles have major Canadian connections, including Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale.The miniseries Big Little Lies, which is up for 13 awards and won another three at the Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month, was directed by Quebec filmmaker Jean-Marc Valleé. Valleé, who was behind the Oscar-nominated film Dallas Buyers Club (2013), is nominated for an Emmy as director, editor and executive producer.The series stars Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman as mothers and friends in an affluent California town. Witherspoon and Kidman were also co-producers.Director Jean-Marc Vallee (Wild, Dallas Buyer’s Club) is nominated for Emmys as director, co-executive producer and an editor for Big Little Lies. (Mark Blinch/Reuters) “Reese and I fought like crazy with our producing partners to get this thing made,” Kidman told CBC News. “It was like pushing a rock up a mountain but when we got it there, we were like, ‘We did it.’ And I said to Reese at the end, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if this was a big success? Can you imagine sharing that?’ And we get to share it, and that’s fantastic.” Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Nicole Kidman, left, Shailene Woodley and Reese Witherspoon star in the Emmy-nominated, Canadian-directed miniseries Big Little Lies. (HBO/Bell Media)last_img read more

Yukons governments plan for the territorys peel watershed disappoints First Nations

first_imgAPTN National NewsThere is shock and disappointment in the Yukon territory today.That’s because after seven years of public consultations the Yukon government had largely rejected a detailed development plan for the territory’s peel watershed.As APTN’s Shirley Mclean reports, that decision is likely headed to courts.last_img

Key foreign currency quotations

Quotations for key foreign currencies in terms of the Canadian dollar. Quotations are nominal, for information purposes only.Canadian dollar value on Thursday, the previous day, three-months and one-year: Currency Thu Wed 3 months Year U.S. dollar 1.2520 1.2505 1.3624 1.3191 British Pound 1.6392 1.6331 1.7584 1.7408 Japanese Yen 0.0112 0.0112 0.0123 0.0125 Euro in U.S. 1.1678 1.1653 1.0874 1.1054 Euro in Cdn 1.4621 1.4572 1.4815 1.4581Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada

Ohio State field hockey come back against Kent State to end losing

Then-sophomore midfielder Mona Frommhold (8) plays the ball during a game against Penn State Oct. 19, 2012, at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 3-0.Credit: Courtesy of FacebookThe Ohio State field hockey team suffered four consecutive losses, but ended its slump with a 4-3 win over Kent State.OSU claimed its first win since Sept. 6 when it took on the Golden Flashes at Murphy-Mellis Field Tuesday afternoon in Kent, Ohio a game in which both teams were able to score twice in the first half. Freshman forward Brooke Hiltz stood out for the Buckeyes, netting two goals, once in each half and adding an assist.The Golden Flashes got on the board early in the game, when junior midfielder Hannah Faulkner scored seven minutes in. The Buckeyes answered quickly, though, as Hiltz scored the first goal of her career less than two minutes later. Sophomore forward Peanut Johnson put the OSU in the lead with another first half goal, before Kent State was able to tie the game up heading into the break.The Golden Flashes came out of halftime quickly, taking a 3-2 lead just 27 seconds after the intermission.The Buckeyes completed the comeback with another goal from Hiltz coupled with one from senior midfielder Mona Frommhold in the 52nd and 54th minutes respectively.Coach Anne Wilkinson said the offense stepped up and was able to control themselves through the ups and downs of the game.“Our focus was mainly on our offense this game,” Wilkinson said. “I am pleased with the win … it was nice to see us finishing.”Wilkinson said it is never easy winning on another team’s turf, let alone an in-state team that targets OSU. She added it is nice to be going into a Big Ten game coming off a win.“It was a great game for both teams,” Wilkinson said. “It was a high pace game and it was nice to see a lot of people step up in different areas.”Frommhold said it was a tough match, going down two times, but the team pushed one another to finish the game.“We played really (well) together,” Frommhold said. “We supported each other and motivated each other through the whole game.”OSU is scheduled to take on Michigan State Saturday in East Lansing, Mich., at 1 p.m. This is the first Big Ten opponent the Buckeyes will face this season. They are scheduled to return to Buckeye Varsity Field Tuesday to take on No. 25 Louisville. read more

Revealed How travel firms make trips nine times more expensive during school

first_imgThe price of a typical February half-term holiday is up to three-and-a-half times higher than usual, new research has revealed, while flights are nine times more expensive. An all-inclusive break in Barbados with Virgin Holidays, for two adults and two children, costs £2,919 in early February. But the price soars to £9,914 for the week beginning February 13, when most British schools break up for half term.  But last year in a landmark hearing, the High Court ruled that it is not illegal to remove a child from school as long as they had a good attendance record. It is that decision Mr Platt seeks to have upheld in the Supreme Court. Tour operators increase prices knowing that they may struggle to fill spaces during term time and that demand is greatest when the majority of UK schools take the same holidays.Today, John Platt, a businessman from the Isle of Wight who refused to pay a fine for taking his seven-year-old daughter on a term-time holiday to Disney World in Florida, will find out whether he has been successful in challenging the Government’s policy.His legal team will argue that the Department for Education’s (DfE) policy to fine parents who allow their children to have unauthorised absence from school is flawed, as many schools include illness in this category.The Government has maintained its crackdown on unauthorised absences, despite parents’ complaints that travelling during the academic holidays is vastly more expensive than in term time. Ian Strafford-Taylor, ceo of FairFx described the increases as “downright scandalous”.“There’s an obvious supply and demand mechanic behind pricing strategies but with the cost of holidays being hiked up to nine times over, that’s downright scandalous,” he said.That holidays cost more during the school holiday is no secret, of course, with previous Telegraph Travel research finding that the average getaway costs 40 per cent more. Flight prices were shown to rise even more sharply. A return fare from East Midlands Airport to Venice, for example, costs £43 per person at the end of February compared to £406 during the school holiday – more than nine times less. These are the findings of currency analysts FairFX released ahead of a landmark ruling on the validity of the Government’s policy to fine parents who take their children out of school during term time, expected at the Supreme Court on Tuesday. John Platt will hear the result of his case at the Supreme Court today It found that the cost of plane tickets rose by between 376 per cent (for a Birmingham-Lanzarote flight, which rose from £69 per person to £377) and 844 per cent, for the aforementioned Venice flights.A return from Gatwick to Tenerife, a popular winter sun destination, costs £42 per person at the end of February, but £293 in half term, a 581 per cent increase.The cost of package holidays also rose steeply. A trip for two adults and two children to Fuerteventura, also in the Canary Islands, rose from £1,844 to £3,393 for the half-term week, a rise of 84 per cent. The 2013 rules introduced by former education secretary Michael Gove are reviled by parents forced to choose from a small number of peak weeks for their family holidays. Book outside these period you can expect a fine of £60, which rises to £120 if you don’t pay within 21 days. But, as the research shows, such fines pale in comparison to the price hikes families face booking a trip during the school holidays.FairFX calculated the cost of a number of getaways over the upcoming February half term, comparing them to a similar trip a week or two earlier or later. John Platt will hear the result of his case at the Supreme Court todayCredit:Dominic Lipinskilast_img read more

Iñaki Malumbres signs for Atletico Madrid

atletico madridinaki malumbresJose Javier HombradosTalant Dujshebaev ← Previous Story Russian sponsor becomes RK Vardar sports director – Gorbok and Chipurin coming to Skopje? Next Story → Mickaël Robin six months out New goalkeeper that Dujshebaev can count on in the next season is Inaki Malumbres. He has played before for Arrate, BM Aragon and comes to the capital from Ademar Leon. He has signed a one-year deal, and with this signing BM Atletico Madrid has a great goalie tandem of Hombrados and Malumbres. He will be officially presented next Wednedsay, and will officially become BM Atletico Madrid on first of July. He is known as one of the best goalkeepers in the ASOBAL, and a person that knows how to motivate the home crowd. read more

This Galaxy Nexus commercial could have been made by Apple

first_imgIn the past, we have seen an enormous gap between the marketing for Android products and Apple’s iOS devices. Earlier this year, Verizon ran an Android tablet campaign, which was laden with terms like dual-core Tegra-2 processors and 4G-LTE upgradability. While we the tech crowd tend to throw around these terms, the ads looked laughable and out-of-touch next to Apple’s lifestyle-oriented ads for the iPad 2. As it turns out, we now see that when Google takes the reins for their phone’s marketing, we see something much more Apple-like.In the Galaxy Nexus promo video below, Google takes a page straight from Cupertino’s playbook, and shows you clips of people’s lives being enhanced by the new handset. All of the details, from the succinct narration to the cute-yet-profound background music, looked like they could have just as easily come from a recent ad for the iPhone 4S.The ad starts off with three features that distinguish the Ice Cream Sandwich flagship phone — face unlock (though they don’t show it being spoofed by a picture), Google Wallet, and panoramic photos. As you can only distinguish any one high-end smartphone so much these days, the rest of the clip is made up of more common features like video chat, voice dictation, and HD video.While it would be nice to see a more unique approach, it’s hard to fault Google for going with what has been proven to work. After some of the dreadfully-misguided campaigns that we have seen from the carriers, I find it refreshing to see an Android ad that isn’t marketed exclusively to nerds. read more

Microsoft updates Skype to use secure Linux servers instead of P2P supernodes

first_imgEveryone expected things would change when Microsoft bought the VoIP provider Skype last year. It appears that Redmond is now making Skype its own. According to security researcher Kostya Kortchinsky, Microsoft has quietly made a major change to the fundamental technology behind Skype. The old P2P supernode network is gone, replaced by a cluster of Microsoft managed servers.In the past, Skype routed VoIP data by promoting regular users with sufficient bandwidth and processing power to so-called supernodes. It’s been that way since 2003, but Microsoft had concerns about reliability and security with this P2P approach. After all, there was a major Skype outage right after Microsoft bought the company. It looks like regular users are no longer able to become supernodes at all.The new Skype backbone is composed of about 10,000 Linux servers. That is contrasted to nearly 50,000 p2p supernodes in the past. Kortchinsky isn’t worried about capacity, though. The new boxes should support far more connections; 4,100 versus just 800. The hardware is likely capable of routing many more users in the future; possibly as many as 100,000. Microsoft is also running the grsecurity Linux patches on the Skype hardware to prevent malicious hacking.Skype usage has shot up since Microsoft bought the company for $8.5 billion nearly a year ago. As Redmond continues to build Skype into products like Windows Phone and Windows 8, it needed to be sure the network was up to the task. Microsoft has not confirmed the change publicly, but Kortchinsky speculates it will make businesses more receptive to using the service.via ArsTechnicalast_img read more

La nouvelle version de Facebook est en place

first_imgLa nouvelle version de Facebook est en placeLa nouvelle interface de Facebook est désormais disponible en France. Ce qui a changé ? La navigation et l’affichage, principalement. Le réseau social a voulu ainsi optimiser le partage d’informations.Depuis quelques heures, vous avez peut-être remarqué que certains de vos contacts mentionnent “le nouveau Facebook” via leur statut sur le réseau social. Mais de quoi s’agit-il exactement ? Tout simplement d’un nouveau design, une façon inédite d’afficher nos profils utilisateurs.Désormais, les informations personnelles (ville, anniversaire, relations, employeur) figurent tout en haut de la page, à la suite, séparées par des icônes. Adieu, donc, le “cadre” qui prenait la moitié de la page dans l’onglet “information”. D’ailleurs, celui-ci a disparu : tout se trouve désormais sur l’unique page “profil”.De plus, une frise composée de cinq photos est automatiquement affichée en haut de chaque “mur” Facebook, sous les quelques informations que vous avez accepté de partager dans “informations personnelles” (cités ci-dessus). En cliquant sur le profil d’un ami, apparaîtront les photos sur lesquelles vous figurez avec lui. Autre élément : le champ qui vous permettait de poster un message sur un “mur” n’est plus affiché de manière automatique. Il vous faudra cliquer sur “partager : post” sous la rangée de photographies.Le site devient beaucoup plus clair et affiche désormais une véritable carte visite pour tous les utilisateurs. Par ailleurs, Facebook va faire des heureux avec cette nouvelle version, puisque la police d’écriture utilisée pour les NewsFeed (page d’accueil avec les dernières informations sur vos contacts) a repris une taille “lisible”. Le mois dernier, nombre d’internautes se plaignaient en choeur de la nouvelle police “qui fait mal aux yeux” (voir notre article).Si vous n’avez pas encore accès à cette nouvelle version du réseau social et que vous souhaitez l’installer, il vous suffit de l’activer en un clic à cette adresse : Le 6 décembre 2010 à 12:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Que faire cet été 2018 Les 10 événements scientifiques à ne pas

first_imgQue faire cet été ? Les 10 événements scientifiques à ne pas raterDemandez le programme ! Cet été sera scientifique ou ne sera pas. Ce n’est pas parce qu’on a les doigts de pied en éventail qu’on doit mettre pour autant ses neurones à l’ombre. Entre expositions, ateliers, randonnées et festivals… Il y en aura pour tous les goûts. Et partout en France. On glisse vite dans ses bagages la liste des activités qui étanchent la soif de connaissances. En vacances, il y a ceux qui ne jurent que par le farniente, ceux qui ne peuvent s’empêcher de crapahuter H24, ceux qui parcourent tous les musées d’une ville et il y a … les autres ! Ceux qui sont capables de tout allier à la fois. MaxiSciences propose de partager avec vous ses 10 idées de visites coups de cœur qui peuvent se faire entre une séance de bronzage au bord de la piscine et une escalade de sommet. Cet été, on se fait plaisir !   1- « Effet spéciaux Crevez l’écran » – A la Cité des Sciences et de l’industrie – ParisJusqu’au 26 août 2018 Qui n’a pas rêvé de connaître les coulisses de son film préféré ? Lucy, La planète des singes, Avatar, Blanche Neige et les 7 nains, The Revenant, La Môme, La Soupe aux choux… Plus de 60 films dont un nombre impressionnant de blockbusters sont décryptés lors de cette exposition hors du commun, proposée à la Cité des Sciences et de l’industrie. Focalisée sur le savoir-faire des effets spéciaux, elle propose de passer de l’autre côté du miroir. Au cours d’un parcours divisé en 4 temps, on découvre les différentes étapes de la création d’un film. Notamment en se mettant dans la peau d’un acteur, réalisateur ou graphiste. On peut même enregistrer ses propres productions et visionner sa bande-annonce à la sortie de l’expo. 2- Festival de l’été astro – Alpes de Haute Provence Jusqu’au 22 septembre De la visite de l’Observatoire de Haute-Provence, à l’observation de l’éclipse de lune en direct, en passant par un pique-nique au crépuscule ou une soirée aux commandes d’un télescope de 600 mm ultra-performant et doté d’un pilotage automatisé, on part à la découverte de l’Univers. Et les possibilités sont quasi infinies. Le Centre d’Astronomie de Saint-Michel-l’Observatoire, situé dans le département des Alpes de Haute Provence, organise cette année encore son Festival L’été Astro. Il n’y a plus qu’à choisir son activité parmi toutes celles proposées dans le programme. 3- « Risque, osez l’expo » – à Villeneuve d’Ascq – NordJusqu’au 2 septembre« Vivre, c’est prendre des risques », affirme une croyance populaire. Mais attention, il faut savoir les évaluer pour ne pas se mettre en danger. C’est ce que nous propose cette exposition interactive qui se tient au Forum des sciences, centre François Mitterrand. Grâce à 13 manipulations, on apprend à mieux se connaître, à savoir si l’on est audacieux et on découvre comment la société se pare contre les dangers. Seul ou en groupe, sobre ou ivre, comment réagit-on face à l’adversité et à l’inconnu ? Pour le savoir, on prend vite son billet et on ne prend pas le risque de passer à côté d’une expérience insolite ! 4-Luminopolis – Cité des lumières- à Bordeaux – GirondeJusqu’au 2 septembreC’est sous la forme d’un Escape game que le Cap Sciences Hangar 20, à Bordeaux a imaginé son dernier événement. Luminopolis c’est le nom d’une cité savante qui a cristallisé en ses murs toutes les connaissances sur la lumière. Grâce à un jeu d’évasion, seul ou en groupe, on tente de résoudre plusieurs énigmes en respectant le chrono qui tourne. Vite, il faut réussir à déverrouiller la porte de sortie au risque de se retrouver coincé. En 1h30, on a vécu une aventure lumineuse et on a fait valoir ses lumières !5-« Un T.Rex à Paris » – au Jardin des Plantes – Paris Jusqu’au 2 septembre Amis fans de paléontologie, approchez ! N’ayez pas peur. Pour la première fois en France un très rare spécimen de Tyrannosaurus rex est présenté au grand public. Le Jardin des plantes nous invite à plonger dans un univers remontant à 67 millions d’années afin de mieux connaître l’environnement dans lequel évoluait Trix. Cette femelle Tyrannosaurus rex a été découverte dans le Montana, aux Etats-Unis et elle nous fait l’honneur d’un passage par Paris. De son anatomie à son régime alimentaire, en passant par sa proie favorite, vous saurez tout sur ce célèbre dinosaure.6- « Illusions, ça trompe énormément » – Chambéry – SavoieJusqu’au 31 août 2018Ne vous fiez pas à ce que vous voyez ni entendez ! On prend un billet pour un voyage pas comme les autres. Destination le monde spectaculaire des illusions. Pendant 45 minutes et à travers de nombreuses animations interactives, on met son cerveau à l’épreuve pour constater comment il organise les informations sensorielles de notre quotidien. Coup de cœur particulier pour l’animation « Chambre d’âmes ». On pénètre dans une pièce pas comme les autres pour découvrir un système qui joue sur notre perception de la perspective. On n’en dit pas plus… Rendez-vous à la Galerie Eurêka, à Chambéry. 7- « Nuit » – à Rennes – Ille-et-VilaineJusqu’au  2 septembreLa nuit, moment mystérieux et fascinant pour ceux qui ne lui échappent pas dans le sommeil… L’Espace des Sciences de Rennes propose justement de percer son secret et de mieux connaître ceux qui l’habitent. Endormis ou éveillés. L’exposition invite le visiteur à pénétrer dans l’intimité d’un dortoir pour animaux et répond ainsi à quelques questions que l’on s’est tous posé un jour : mais comment dorment nos amies les bêtes ? Et pourquoi certains ne dorment-ils pas et suivent un rythme nocturne ? Tout, tout, tout, vous saurez tout sur la nuit, le sommeil et même sur la façon de rêver des animaux. 8- Monstrueux – Bourges – CherJusqu’au 2 septembreEt si tous les monstres qui nourrissent notre imaginaire s’étaient donné rendez-vous au muséum d’histoire naturelle de Bourges ? Mais d’abord c’est quoi un monstre ? Une créature d’aspect étrange, un personnage véhiculé par les légendes ou tout simplement ce qui nous est inconnu ? Pour répondre à ces questions et nous permettre de jouer à « coucou fais-moi peur », cette exposition temporaire se penche de manière scientifique et ludique sur la thématique de la normalité. Le Yéti, le Dahu, un serpent de mer et même d’affreux criminels qui ont défrayé la chronique en leur temps nous saluent lors de ce trajet parcouru sous la forme d’un train fantôme. 9-« Normandie… l’Océan commence ici » – Cherbourg – MancheJusqu’au 30 septembre 2018À lire aussiGoogle Chrome, l’ESA et une vache marine, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 8 juillet« Oui, quel est le plus profond, le plus impénétrable des deux : l’océan ou le cœur humain », interrogeait le Comte de Lautréamont au XIXè siècle. C’est sans doute pour explorer la première partie de cette réflexion que la Cité de la mer de Cherbourg a décidé d’organiser cette grande exposition. Elle nous rappelle, au passage, que la Normandie est la 2e région française de pêche maritime et que de nombreuses espèces, comme les requins, les phoques et les tortues peuplent ses eaux. Grâce à des caméras sous-marines, on observe dans de grands bassins aménagés les crustacés en pleine activité. C’est tout de même autre chose que de les voir sur un étal au rayon poissonnerie ! 10- « Corps sportifs » – Nice – Alpes-MaritimesJusqu’au 16 septembre2018Alors que le cœur des Français bat à l’unisson pour ses Bleus en pleine Coupe du monde et que le pays est parcouru par des pelotons de cyclistes, il est temps de se pencher sur les performances physiques des athlètes. C’est ce que propose le Musée du national du sport avec une exposition temporaire. Plus de 150 objets, qui vont des affiches aux tenues en passant par des instruments, des engins de pilotage ou en encore des statues ou des appareils de contrôle, ont été réunis pour raconter la belle Histoire du sport et surtout l’évolution du corps sportif. Cette expérience interactive et ludique est un bon moyen de s’instruire avant un grand événement planétaire qui se déroulera dans notre capitale, les Jeux Olympiques 2024. Le 10 juillet 2018 à 11:38 • Marina Marcoutlast_img read more

Shaunae races in NYC tomorrow honeymoon delayed

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Maicel Uibo, who had the good sense to marry our brilliant, beautiful sprint superstar is from Estonia. #MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 10, 2017 – No honeymoon just yet for Olympian and Gold medalist, Shaunae Miller Uibo.    Shaunae is headed to New York to defend her record in the women’s 300m at the Millrose Games set for tomorrow. Mrs Uibo said she is happy to get back to her professional athletics career and that her focus is to stay healthy, in fact, she believes that her health is key to us seeing even faster times from the champion.  Practices are going well and the ambitious athlete says her goal is to be ready to do a double; 200m and 400m at the IAAF World Championships set for London in August.  As for that honeymoon, it is delayed to September or October.  Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Local woman speaks against killers possible parole

first_imgA parole board is again considering whether a convicted killer suspected of slaying several Clark County women in the 1970s will remain in prison.Warren L. Forrest, 64, of Battle Ground is eligible for parole on March 16. The Washington Indeterminate Sentence Review Board has until that date to decide whether he will be paroled.As part of that process, the board’s four members on Monday heard from one of Forrest’s surviving victims and family members of other girls he’s suspected of killing. All are opposed to Forrest’s release or a less-restrictive placement.“There is no way a guy like that deserves to even think about leaving prison,” said Starr Lara, sister of one of the victims Forrest is suspected of killing. She spoke before the parole board on Monday.Her sister, Jamie Grissim, was a 16-year-old student at Fort Vancouver High School when she disappeared Dec. 7, 1971. She has never been found and hers remains the oldest missing person’s case in Clark County, according to the sheriff’s office.last_img read more

3 homes community library lost in the Chiniak fire near Kodiak

first_imgPhoto by Scott Wight. Shared via wind-whipped wildfire that threatened Chiniak on Kodiak Island may not turn out to be the community-wide disaster it appeared it might become when officials ordered the evacuation of all residents Thursday night. Download AudioKodiak Fire Chief Jim Mullican made an overflight of the community this morning and was surprised at what he saw.“Very surprising compared to some of the pictures that were out on the internet and such of that huge wall of flame we could see from Deadman’s,” he said. “There obviously are some burned areas out there but it’s not the devastation you would think. It surprised me.”He said three homes and the Chiniak Library were burned to the ground, and other homes and structures were visibly damaged.“The loss of property, personal property doesn’t appear to be substantial,” Mullican said. “There are people who lost their homes, absolutely, and my heart goes out to them. But overall, we really lucked out, because this was setting up to be a very bad thing.”The Chiniak K-8 School, on the same street as the library, was not hurt.As of 2 p.m. the blaze had settled down enough that Chiniak residents were being allowed back into their homes, though the road is still closed to non-residents at the Roslyn Beach Bridge.There is no immediate cause identified as the start of the fire, estimated to have covered over 2,000 acres, but it may have been a power line or transformer damaged by the winds. Kodiak Electric Association CEO Darron Scott said that reports of outages in the Chiniak area began coming in just before the fire around 9 p.m.Kodiak City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski, who serves as the joint city-borough emergency management coordinator, said no injuries were reported and everyone from Chiniak appears accounted for.last_img read more