London: Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has called people — who are not following advice on social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic — as “irresponsible and selfish”.“I’m praying for my family’s safety each day but I’m also praying for you out there,” BBC Sport quoted Hamilton as saying.The 35-year-old Briton added: “There are people out there still going to clubs and bars and large gatherings, which I feel is totally irresponsible and selfish.“There is nothing we can do about it either way except try to isolate ourselves, stop ourselves from catching it and spreading it.“I’m praying for those working at the local store, deliverers, doctors and nurses who put their own health at risk to help others and keep the countries running.“Those are the heroes. Please stay safe, people,” he further said.Hamilton has put himself in self-isolation after coming in contact with two people who later tested for novel coronavirus. IANSAlso Read: Surprised Australian GP continues amid coronavirus: Lewis HamiltonAlso Watch: Coronavirus update: Buddhist Monastery in Naharkatika take extra prevention measures
Black Stars B head coach, Ibrahim Tanko has denied reports that he has accepted the Accra Hearts of Oak head coach job.Some media reports on Monday had indicated that Tanko, along with former Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah had been handed coaching roles at the club.One report claimed that the pair had met with Hearts of Oak’s Board Chairman, Togbe Afede over the weekend and had reached an agreement to take up the jobs.However, the former Black Meteors coach who led the side to the semi-final of last year’s AFCON, has denied the reports and remains committed to the local Black Stars.“I am completely in the dark over what I am hearing. I have not had any discussion with Hearts and so please disregard it,” he is quoted as having said by Ghana Soccernet.There has been no comment yet from Stephen Appiah who was part of former Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah’s technical team, along with Ibrahim Tanko.Stephen AppiahCurrent Hearts boss, Edward Odoom took over from Kim Grant who was let go by the club in December.Odoom’s tenure in charge of Hearts has been mixed, with the Phobian in ninth place on the Ghana Premier League table after 12 matches.They have only won four matches this season and lost three, drawing the remaining five.Goalscoring has proven to be a major issue for the club this season as they have only scored 10 times and conceded 11.This past weekend’s 1-1 draw at home to Elmina Sharks has sparked even more speculation that Odoom’s job might be under threat.
First, it’s not a surprise it happened on a Friday in mid-February and the same weekend as the NBA’s All-Star Game (seems like there were some things going on in Washington, too, but we’ll stick to sports … sort of.) Classic late-week news dump.More to the point, though, the final hearing in Kaepernick and Reid’s joint collusion case versus the league was set to take place this month before arbitrator Stephen Burbank.The clock was ticking for the league not to be exposed to what appeared to have grown to overwhelming evidence that Kaepernick had been blackballed if not by the league at large then by owners who’d continually passed on signing him.2. This had to be very expensive for the NFL.Two things to consider: First, what would Kaepernick’s earning capacity been in the seasons he hasn’t played. He had quarterbacked a team to the Super Bowl and before his protests had proved to be a dynamic dual-threat quarterback, the kind the NFL has suddenly become enamored of again.For context, in his six seasons with the 49ers, he made more than $43 million, according to Spotrac.Second, Kaepernick previously had said he would consider withdrawing the case only if a lucrative settlement were secured, Yahoo Sports reported, citing unidentified sources.Add those two things together — maybe toss in The Associated Press report that Kaepernick asked for $20 million to play in the nascent AAF — and you come up with a very big number, something social media quickly grasped.How much do you think the @NFL paid @Kaepernick7? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/fdRCZUzM92— Yahoo Sports NFL (@YahooSportsNFL) February 15, 2019Colin Kaepernick taking a shower pic.twitter.com/5xs3LHhXaw— BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) February 15, 20193. The big question remains unresolved: Will Kaepernick get another shot?As the NFLPA noted in its statement, following Friday’s bombshell announcement, “We are glad that Eric has earned a job and a new contract, and we continue to hope that Colin gets his opportunity as well.”Reid has made a new way for himself with the Panthers, getting his foot in the door and proving his value. Thus far, Kaepernick hasn’t gotten a shot (reports of offers were overblown at best, disingenuous at worst).The quarterbacks who have gotten roster shots while Kaepernick, 31, hasn’t have been well-chronicled. So let’s look at the numbers again: In six seasons, he completed 1,011 of 1,692 passes for 12,271 and 72 touchdowns with 30 interceptions. Pick most any backup quarterback in the league (at least ones not named Nick Foles), and you’ll be hard pressed to find better. The bombshell announcement Friday that Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled their collusion against the NFL came out of the blue.So what does it mean? It’s very early to try and divine the deepest answers to that question. But let’s start with three quick takeaways from the news:1. The timing was no accident. Related News Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid reach settlement in NFL collusion case The collusion case has been closed and much of the outrage has subsided (note the reaction to the Colorado store going out of business because of the Kaepernick-Nike decision it made), but it may be a stretch to think that some NFL team will see enough cover to at least take a chance.Still, if there’s a time over the past three-odd years, then this is it. If the NFL truly is a meritocracy and Kaepernick and the league have settled their collusion case, then the time is right.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Boy Scout Troop 688 will hold an instructional day on scrapbook-making from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at the St. Gregory Church Hall, 13935 Telegraph Road.A donation of $25 per table is requested.Participants receive free coffee, tea, doughnuts, punch and snacks. Dinner is available for an additional $6.For more information, call (562) 201-5559.Library to host origami workshopMONTEBELLO – The Asian Pacific Resource Center will present a workshop on origami – a Japanese paper-folding craft – from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Montebello Regional Library, 1550 W. Beverly Blvd.For more information, call (323) 722-6551.Federal Employees chapter to meet DOWNEY – The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees, Southeast Chapter, will hold its monthly meeting at noon Wednesday at Furman Park, 10419 Rives Ave.Bill Miller of Incodevco Inc. will talk about estate planning. The event is open to the public.For more information, call (562) 943-5513.Class offers tips on eBay tacticsLA MIRADA – The city is now offering an “eBay 101” workshop for adults.Learn how to set up an account, post an image of your product and sell successfully.This two-day workshop will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and March 1.The registration fee for the workshop is $50.For more information, call (562) 943-7277.Health screenings offered at hospitalWHITTIER – Cholesterol screening will be provided at the Senior Life Center of Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, 12401 Washington Blvd., from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 27.The fee is $25. Space is limited.For more information, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444.Norwalk to honor senior citizensNORWALK – The city is seeking resident-nominees for its Outstanding Older American.The nominee must be at least 60 years old. They also must have performed – or are performing – outstanding volunteer work in the community, such as at a hospital, school, library or nonprofit organization or charity.Applications can be picked up at the Norwalk Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Drive; Norwalk City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Blvd.; and Norwalk Social Services, 11929 Alondra Blvd.Applications must be submitted by Feb. 28 at the Norwalk Senior Center.For more information, call (562) 929-5580. – From staff reports
A África do Sul tem infra-estruturas de transportes modernas e evoluidas. As estradas sao de nivel mundial. As redes aereas e de caminho de ferro sao as maiores do continente. E os portos de mar do pais fornecem uma escala natural de navios de e para a Europa, as Americas, Ásia, Australasia e ambas as costas africanas.O sector dos transportes tem sido apontado pelo governo como principal responsavel da competitividade da África do Sul nos mercados globais. É cada vez mais visto como uma força motriz crucial para o cescimento economico e o desenvolvimento social do pais.Copa do Mundo FIFA 2010Os planos da África do Sul para dispender 9 bilioes de rands em melhorias e alargamento das insfra-estruturas de transportes em nove cidades anfitrias, para poder suportar a entrada massiva de visitantes que se espera visitem a Copa do Mundo FIFA 2010.Entre as varias preparaçoes para o evento ha os aumentos dos aeroportos e as melhorias no sistema geral de transportes, incluindo um programa de recapitalizaçao dos taxis, a consolidaçao do caminho de ferro e a transformaçao da rede de autocarros.Portos e navegaçaoAs linhas de navegaçao principais passam ao longo da costa africana nos oceanos Atlantico e Indico. Aproximadamente 96% das exportaçoes do pais sao transportadas por barco e os sete portos comerciais sao a via de comunicaçao comercial entre a África do Sul e os seus parceiros na África austral, como tambem os centros para trafego de e para a Europa, Ásia, Americas e as costas oriental e ocidental de África.A Transnet National Ports Authority (autoridade portuaria nacional), empresa do estado, controla todos os portos do pais: Richards Bay e Durban, na provincia de KwaZulu-Natal, East London e Port Elizabeth, no Cabo Oriental, e Mosel Bay, Cidade do Cabo e Saldanha, no Cabo Ocidental.Durban e o porto com mais trafego em toda a África e que tem maior capacidade para receber contentores na África austral, ao passo que Richard’s Bay e o maior terminal de carvao a granel do mundo. Juntos, os portos da África do Sul representam um movimento de 183 milhoes de toneladas de carga em 2007 e estao a ser feitas melhorias para aumentar ainda mais a capacidade de movimentaçao.Um oitavo porto comercial, o Porto de Ngqura, esta a ser formado ao largo da costa de Port Elizabeth, no Cabo Oriental, e espera-se que os primeiros navios comerciais atraquem ai em 2009. Nqura destina-se a ser o terminal mais profundo em África para contentores. É uma parte vital de Coega, uma das zonas estrategicas de desenvolvimento industrial da África do Sul.EstradasA rede total de estradas na África do Sul tem aproximadamente 754.000 quilometros, 9.600 km dos quais sao estradas nacionais. A viagem de Musina, na fronteira a norte, ate a Cidade do Cabo, no sul, sao 2.000 km de jornada ao longo de estradas perfeitas.Cerca de 2.400 km das estradas do pais sao auto-estradas com portagem.O Ministerio dos Transportes e responsavel pela politica geral do sector, porem a construçao de estradas e a sua manutençao e da responsabilidade da Agencia Nacional de Estradas Sul Africana (South African National Roads Agency – SANRA), bem como as nove provincias e os governos locais.Caminho de ferroA África do Sul dispoe de uma extensa rede de caminhos de ferro – a 10ª mais longa do mundo – ligando com as redes da regiao subsaariana.A estatal Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) e a maior via ferrea e o maior transportador de cargas pesadas da África austral, com cerca de 22.000 km de via ferrea, dos quais cerca de 1.500 km sao vias de transporte. A infra-estrutura da empresa, que liga os portos com o resto da África do Sul, representa aproximadamente 80% do total do continente africano.O governo abraçou um projecto de melhorar a segurança ferroviaria e revitalizar as viagens de comboio como opçao viavel de transporte publico. Em 2008, o governo afirmou que despenderia de 19,5 bilioes de rands por ano nos proximos quatro anos para aumentar a capacidade dos seus portos e ferrovias, com quase metade dessa verba sendo destinada a industria de carga por ferrocarril.A South African Rail Commuter Corporation (SARCC) (empresa sul africana para os viajantes diarios) opera os serviços do Metrorail na Cidade do Cabo, na provincia do Cabo Oriental, Durban, e a grande metropole de Joanesburgo e Pretoria, com enfase sobretudo nos sul africanos de mais baixos recursos.Os turistas e os endinheirados podem viajar no Blue Train (Comboio Azul), um dos comboios mais luxuosos do mundo, enquanto que a Shosholoza Meyl transporta cerca de 4 milhoes de passageiros todos os anos entre as maiores cidades do pais.Os serviços ligam ainda a outros destinos na África Austral no Zimbabwe, Moçambique e Suazilandia.Lifaçao Ferroviaria Rapida GautrainA Gautrain, uma rede de comboio rapida de 80 km, ligara Joanesburgo, Pretoria e o Aeroporto Internacional OR Tambo, facilitando e aliviando a congestao da auto-estrada Joburg-Pretoria, proprocionando a quem viaja diariamente uma alternativa segura e viavel em vez da viagem de carro.Este projecto de 25 bilioes de rands e uma parceria publico-privada entre o governo da provincia de Gauteng e a Bombelo Concession Company, um consorio franco-canadense-sul-africano. Estima-se que a Gautrain tera criado 33.000 empregos em 2009.Vinte e quatro comboios viajarao a 160 km a hora, 18 horas por dia, em conjunto pondo a viajar cerca de 135.000 passageiros por dia. O transporte auxiliar de e para as estaçoes e destinos nas proximidades serao fornecidos por autocarros de luxo.Havera 10 estaçoes, tres delas de Metro. O tunel do Metro tera aproximadamente 14 km de comprimento e ate 96 m abaixo da superficie em alguns sitios.A primeira fase, o troço entre o aeroporto, Sandton e Midrand, deve estar pronta a tempo da Copa do Mundo FIFA 2010 e a segunda fase em 2011.Aeroportos e linhas aereasMais de 50 companhias aereas, com 230.000 aterragens e transportando perto de 33 milhoes de passageiros por ano, movimentam-se entre os 10 principais aeroportos da África do Sul. Incluidos estao 3 aeroportos internacionais principais em Joanesburgo, Cidade do Cabo e Durban, assim como aeroportos em Port Elizabeth, East London, George, Kimblerly, Upington, Bloemfontein e Pilansberg.Vinte e uma torres de trafego aereo apoiam as operaçoes que cobrem 145 aeroportos autorizados com pistas alcatroadas e mais de 580 aerodromos com pistas de terra.A semi-privatizada Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) e a responsavel pelo controlo da expansao das infra-estruturas nos varios aeroportos.Em 2007, a ACSA propos um programa de despesas de cinco anos, um pouco inferior a 20 bilioes de rands, para conciliar a nova geraçao de aeronaves e lidar com o cada vez maior numero de passageiros.O Aeroporto Internacional OR Tambo de Joanesburgo e o de maior trafego em África, com cerca de 8,9 milhoes de partidas de passageiros por ano. Foi designado o aeroporto de melhor performance do continente pelo Concelho Internacional dos Aeroportos em 2007.O Aeroporto Internacional da Cidade do Cabo, com 3,8 milhoes de passageiros por ano foi votado como o mais importante de África nos World Travel Awards (prestigiados premios da industria das Viagens e Turismo) sete anos consecutivos.A South African Airways, a transportadora aerea nacional, serve mais de 700 cidades, entre elas 20 destinos em África, e faz manutençao para muitas linhas aereas do mundo.Este artigo foi actualizado em: Setembro de 2008Reporter infoSA. Fontes (websites em lingua inglesa):Standard Bank: Economic Profile: South AfricaSouth Africa YearbookDepartment of TransportTransnet National Ports AuthorityCoega Development CorporationTransnet Freight RailSouth African Rail Commuter CorporationGautrain Rapid Rail LinkAirports Company South AfricaSouth African Airways
Tags: #Adobe#iPad#ipad productivity#mobile photography#photography Who says the iPad wasn’t meant for creation? Sure, you can’t exactly run Final Cut Pro or Adobe InDesign on Apple’s tablet (nor would you really want to), but the device has come a long way since 2010. One category of apps that demonstrates the iPad’s creative prowess is its growing selection of photo-editing software.Indeed, there are now a ton of apps that let you manipulate images on your iPad with no shortage of vintage filters, quirky effects and single-purpose gimmick apps. Those can be fun, but we wanted to focus on the super-popular, fully-featured editing apps that seem best to supplant desktop options for some users. Let’s be honest. You’re probably not going to walk around town holding up your iPad to take photos. If you do, we assure you that you’ll look ridiculous doing it. It’s also unnecessary. With syncing options like Photo Stream and Dropbox and the camera-connecting accessories available for iPad, you’re free to snap photos on a more appropriate device and then access them on your iPad, where the editing experience keeps getting more and more delightful. 5. Process To anybody who’s accustomed to just about any digital photo editing software, Process will seem a bit unconventional. That’s because the usual on-screen conventions for editing photos have been abandoned in favor of a system in which changes are made by adding “Processes” to the image. All the standard adjustments you’d likely make to an image – blur, brightness, contrast, curves, highlights, etc. – are each available as a preset called a Process, which once applied, can be adjusted manually. Process has its limitations. You can only apply edits, effects and filters to the entire image and can’t drill down, use brushes or tweak individual details. It’s not the most capable app out there, but it has an incredibly simple interface, making it a breeze for pretty much anyone to use. PROS: Super-simple UI, intuitive controls and commonly-needed adjustments.CONS: Limited functionality. PRICE: $14.99 Download From iTunes 3. SnapSeedEverybody loves SnapSeed. It has one of the highest ratings among photo apps in iTunes and constantly gets rave reviews. It’s very good. Its super-simplified interface and grid of common adjustment options is reminiscent of Process, but with far more capability and granularity packed into each option. SnapSeed’s touch gesture-based functionality takes full advantage of the iPad’s form factor, desktop editing conventions be damned. Swipe your finger up and down to select the type of adjustment you want to make, then slide across the image to the left or right to tweak its intensity. You can even make selective adjustments that target only one part of the photo and blend it seamlessly with the rest of the image. Stuff like this can get pretty tedious to try and pull off in Photoshop. Like Process, SnapSeed doesn’t give you total control, but what it does give you is enough to generate some stunning images. PROS: Intuitive, touch-based editing, selective adjustments and no price tag.CONS: Not a fully-featured photo-editing app. It has its limitations. PRICE: FreeDownload from iTunes What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts john paul titlow Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces 4. Photo Forge 2If you’re looking for a more Photoshop-esque editing experience, Photoforge 2 is a solid choice. It’s popular among professional photographers who need a mobile solution for quick edits. In addition to all the typical photo adjustments like color balance, curves, contrast and the like, Photo Forge lets you add Instagram-style effects and simulate specific lenses, film types and processing techniques. Unlike most iOS photo editing apps, this one supports layers like those popularized by Photoshop on the desktop years ago. Photo Forge 2 is rather powerful, but all those features are packed into an interface that’s anything but intimidating. It’s a cleanly designed interface with intuitive controls. PROS: Feature-packed, supports layers, masking and high-res photographs. Upload photos via FTP. CONS: Occasional performance issues reported by some users.PRICE: $3.99Download from iTunes 2. Adobe Photoshop Touch For awhile there, it looked like Adobe had given up on mobile photo editing, as app after app one-upped its underwhelming Photoshop Express app. Then it launched Photoshop Touch. Photoshop Touch brings many of the desktop’s apps most useful features to a more minimalist, easy-to-learn interface on the iPad. It’s no CS6, but Photoshop Touch supports such desktop staples as layers, the magic wand tool, the paint brush, clone stamp, text, gradients and a range of filters. That’s all in addition to standard stuff like saturation, brightness/contrast, color balance and noise reduction. Realizing how unlikely you are to hold up your iPad to take photos like a goofball, Adobe went beyond the device’s local Camera Roll and integrated Photoshop Touch with Google Image Search, Facebook and its own Creative Cloud. PROS: Familiar Photoshop interface, but more simplified and intuitive. Integration with Facebook and other photo sources. Built-in tutorials. CONS: Typography options could be better. FTP export would be a plus for pros. PRICE: $9.99Download from iTunes1. Photogene Photogene is another app that often gets a nod from professional photographers. It’s easy to see why. Like Photoshop Touch and Photo Forge, Photogene is a feature-packed app that supports the kind of workflow that pros need to tone, resize and adjust their photos. And again, like those apps, it’s easy to use and reasonably priced. Of all the pro-level iPad photo-editing apps, Photogene seems to have packed the most options in. Unlike Photoshop Touch, Photogene doesn’t support layers or making granular selections within an image, but it more than makes up for those shortcomings with a huge selection of manual and preset editing options. You can do the one-size-fits-all Instagram-style filter or make modifications manually. Photogene lets you FTP images to a server, which will allow it to fit into the workflow of pros on the go. PROS: A wide range of adjustments, filters, effects, presets and export options, including FTP. CONS: No layers PRICE: $2.99Download from iTunesOther Noteworthy Options There are plenty of other options. Apple’s iPhoto and Aviary’s iPad app (which is free) both deserve serious consideration by anybody who wants to edit photos on their tablet. Luminance and Gridditor are worthy of the hype they’ve received recently as well. Which iPad photo-editing app is best for you? It depends on how serious of a photographer you are, how much control you want, and how much you’re willing to pay for an app. Photogene, Photoshop Touch and Photo Forge 2 are good enough to work for pros (most of whom will undoubtedly still turn to the desktop for serious editing needs), but all of the above options are accessible enough to be used by beginners.Lead photo by Flickr user nayukim. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: AVB fumed when Chelsea sold De Bruyneby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWhen Chelsea sold Kevin De Bruyne, their manager at the time was furious with the club’s board.A new report has revealed that Andre Villas-Boas, who was the club’s boss in 2011, was not happy with the decision to part with De Bruyne.Chelsea felt they had enough quality in attacking midfield, allowing the Belgian to move to Werder Bremen.The Athletic says Villas-Boas did not even know that De Bruyne was being pushed for a transfer until he was sold.The matter left him livid, but it was a short lived issue as AVB lost his job two months later.Chelsea have always regretted selling De Bruyne, as he signed for Manchester City a couple of years later and went from strength to strength.