Tibetan poet’s blogs closed down

first_img ChinaAsia – Pacific July 31, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tibetan poet’s blogs closed down RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today condemned the sudden disappearance on 28 July of two blogs by leading Tibetan poet Woeser (photo). They were shut down by the websites that hosted them – Tibetcult.net, a Tibetan cultural portal, and Daqi.com, a local blog platform – presumably on government orders amid a continuing wave of online censorship in China. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China News March 12, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News News Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes 中文版本Reporters Without Borders today condemned the sudden disappearance on 28 July of two blogs by leading Tibetan poet Woeser (also known as Oser and, in Chinese, Wei Se). They were shut down by the websites that hosted them – Tibetcul.net, a Tibetan cultural portal, and Daqi.com, a local blog platform – presumably on government orders amid a continuing wave of online censorship in China.“We are appalled by the closure of Woeser’s blogs and we call for them to be reopened,” the press freedom organisation said. “As her poetry is banned in China, these blogs were the only way she had left to express herself. Their disappearance shows how the Chinese authorities go out of their way to limit Tibetan culture to folklore for tourists.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Political control of the Chinese Internet is becoming more and more strict. The Chinese search engines recently updated their word filters while chat forums have been closed on government orders. We again appeal to the Chinese authorities to respect freedom of expression, a right guaranteed under their constitution.”Woeser used her two blogs – http://oser.tibetcul.net/ and http://blog.daqi.com/weise/ – to post her poems and essays about Tibetan culture, as well as articles written by her husband, Wang Lixiong, an independent Chinese writer. Most of the visitors to the blogs were Tibetan students who, like Woeser, had received their education in Chinese and who wanted to renew contact with their original Tibetan culture.Woeser is one of the few Tibetan authors and poets to write in Chinese. She is committed to the defence of Tibetan culture and her book “Notes on Tibet” was banned in 2004 because of its favourable references to the Dalai Lama. She was fired from her job, evicted from her home and lost her social welfare entitlement. She was also forced to write articles recognising her “political errors.” But she has continued to work and several of her books have been published in Taiwan in recent years.The disappearance of her two blogs comes a few days after the closure of the forum of her husband’s website Dijin-democracy.net, and that of a site that was very influential among Chinese intellectuals, Century China.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prisonlast_img read more

Colombia Celebrates Arrest in Venezuela of Alleged Drug Boss

first_img On June 3, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos celebrated the arrest in Venezuela of Diego Pérez Henao, alias ‘Diego Rastrojo,’ an alleged leader of the drug-trafficking and criminal gang Los Rastrojos [The Stubble], one of Colombia’s most powerful. “Alias ‘Diego Rastrojo’ arrested and fully identified in Venezuela by police, with full collaboration from the neighboring country. Major arrest,” the president posted on his official Twitter account, referring to the result of the joint operation between the Colombian and Venezuelan authorities. Los Rastrojos, which in the past portrayed itself as an extreme-right-wing paramilitary group, was the armed wing of deceased drug trafficker Wilber Varela, alias “Jabón” [“Soap”], in his war against Diego León Montoya, alias “Don Diego,” in prison in the United States. “There was a reward of 5 million dollars for this bandit, ‘Diego Rastrojo.’ Congratulations to our police and to the Venezuelan National Anti-Drug Office (ONA),” Santos posted. This gang, led by the brothers Javier Antonio and Luis Enrique Calle Serna, has ties to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist guerrilla group, and to the Mexican Sinaloa cartel, according to the Colombian police. Following months of negotiation, Javier Antonio turned himself in to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on May 7, on the island of Aruba (in the Netherlands Antilles), while Luis Enrique is a fugitive from justice, the commander of the Colombian police, General José León Riaño, indicated. “The only path left (to Luis Enrique Calle) is to surrender to the Colombian authorities. This arrest demonstrates that there is no country that can serve criminals as a refuge,” the police chief warned at a press conference in Bogotá. Riaño thanked the authorities of the neighboring country for the arrest of ‘Diego Rastrojo,’ who is sought for extradition by the United States and was active in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist guerrilla group, and in the Norte del Valle drug cartel before leading Los Rastrojos. In addition, he announced that thanks to their provision of information, “two human sources are going to be paid a U.S. government reward of up to 5 million dollars and a Colombian government reward of up to 1.2 billion pesos (around 655,000 dollars).” Venezuelan Interior and Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami had announced that the Colombian gang leader was arrested early in the morning on June 3, in the municipality of Rojas in the state of Barinas, in what he characterized as a significant blow struck against regional drug trafficking. By Dialogo June 05, 2012last_img read more

Hicksville Hopes for a Redo, But Politics Could Still Get in The Way

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The gymnasium was packed at Hicksville High School last month when a new plan to rezone the central business district and create a transit-oriented hub was presented. With multi-family housing, office space and retail included, the proposal was pretty straightforward, but sizeable challenges loom ahead, as they always do with something as ambitious as this design.Will Hicksville finally reinvent itself this time? Or will this effort also end up gathering dust on a shelf like so many other previous attempts to revitalize this area?Elected officials from the Town of Oyster Bay were on hand as were staffers from Vision Long Island, a nonprofit group that specializes in “grass-roots-style” community planning, which had helped to craft the original Hicksville Downtown Revitalization Action Plan four years ago with input from civic groups and local businesses. One of the goals of the rezoning is to allow 500 multifamily housing units and high-rise offices to be built around the LIRR’s Hicksville station, which is about to undergo a $121 million makeover.Hicksville’s total area slated for transformation is 162 acres. The proposed zoning changes would span two distinct districts. The first, designated CB1, is what the Hauppauge-based Cashin Spinelli & Ferretti, LLC, planning consultants call a “traditional downtown district,” which would include mixed-use development of storefronts and rental housing. The second, CB2, would be a “transit-district” for hospitals, large offices and the like, with the intention of creating a new regional employment hub. The planners propose raising the maximum allowable density from 16 units per acre to 30 units.But given the scandals that have rocked the Town of Oyster Bay recently, how confident can we be that these public officials can pull off a project of this size? Consider the threat of municipal bankruptcy from the town’s junk bond status, reports of insider deals corrupting the town’s planning department, and the arrest of Supervisor John Venditto in October on federal charges of receiving “bribes and kickbacks” from a local businessman who is also accused of giving the wife of Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano a “no-show job.” The future of Oyster Bay looks murky indeed.During the presentation, Vision Long Island’s Executive Director Eric Alexander calmly dealt with community concerns about the project’s impact on traffic, taxes and density. To this group, ensuring local control is the key to successful development. Alexander has honed their transit-oriented approach in incorporated villages across the Island, scoring wins in Patchogue, Mineola and Farmingdale.But Hicksville is a rare example of Vision Long Island tackling an unincorporated hamlet, where a larger township has power over land-use decisions. So far, the Town of Oyster Bay is not only on board but actively engaged and they’re taking residents’ preferences into full consideration, especially their concerns that the height of new buildings be capped at four stories.Town Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia, a Republican committee leader, has supported revitalization efforts in this area since taking office in 2010. She believes the time is right, citing the Long Island Rail Road’s third track project on the mainline in Nassau, the improvements proposed for the Broadway Mall near the Hicksville train station and the pending redevelopment of the Sears’ property nearby on North Broadway that could bring hundreds of housing units and new retail stores.“A lot has to do with the climate with other things going on the area,” Alesia told the Press. “Once you get the momentum, you want the wind on your back.”Last year, Alesia ran for re-election on a platform that promised to uphold the township’s commitment to suburbia.“Like with any rezoning, people can have a hard time with change,” she said at the recent presentation. “It’s important to educate how this process will work, and how it will balance our suburban lifestyle.”Noting community concerns about traffic congestion and the lack of parking, she said that the third track project may include 950 additional spaces and that peak-hour auto usage should not rise too much from the proposed residential units. And she pointed out that efforts are already underway with the state Department of Transportation to address the daily commuter headaches of Routes 106 and 107 where some 58,000 vehicles converge.She didn’t think the town’s political turmoil would hinder the Hicksville project.“The town has a pretty good track record with following community preferences,” she said, citing the pending mixed-use redevelopment at the long-vacant Cerro Wire property which is finally underway. “Government is a lot more than one or two individuals.”While Vision Long Island, the Town of Oyster Bay and the planning consultants keep plugging away, it’s important all involved avoid the common pitfalls typically associated with this type of transit-oriented growth. Namely, the prices of any new residential development in Hicksville should stay in sync with the region’s market needs, not drive profits for the real estate development community. After all, if millennials can’t afford the rent, why bother?Although supporters of this project argue that transit-oriented growth reduces automobile traffic, past performance finds that claim to be a bit shaky. Often, transit-oriented developers insist that it won’t be an issue, but that’s simply not the case given commuter trends in Nassau and Suffolk counties. It’s imperative for both Oyster Bay and Vision Long Island to push their developer partners to incentivize transit usage for residents beyond mere encouragement. Subsidies, fare, or rent reduction programs would go a long way toward alleviating some of the traffic impacts these projects will eventually generate.Thanks to Hicksville’s being an actual transit hub that residents not only use—reportedly 14,000 LIRR riders a day get on board there—but want to use more, the Town of Oyster Bay has the opportunity to restore confidence in government and create a new regional epicenter. With data-driven planning, planners, politicians and builders might actually succeed – but the vultures of the real estate industry are already circling overhead, waiting for this ambitious project to fail.Can Hicksville finally realize its potential? Time will tell.Rich Murdocco writes about Long Island’s land use and real estate development issues. He received his Master’s in Public Policy at Stony Brook University, where he studied regional planning under Dr. Lee Koppelman, Long Island’s esteemed master planner. More of his views can be found on TheFoggiestIdea.org or follow him on Twitter @TheFoggiestIdea.last_img read more

Frank Lampard explains decision to start Willy Caballero over Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea’s FA Cup final

first_imgLampard had a tough call to make (Picture: Getty Images)Frank Lampard says it was always his plan to play Willy Caballero throughout their FA Cup campaign after Kepa Arrizabalaga was once again left out of Chelsea’s starting XI for the final against Arsenal.The world’s most expensive stopper has come under fire for a string of high-profile errors this season.The 25-year-old has struggled to live up to the £72 million fee the west London club shelled out to bring him to Stamford Bridge from Athletic Bilbao in 2018.Lampard decided to take him out of the firing line for his side’s crunch final-day 2-0 victory against Wolves, in which they secured a top four spot and Champions League football for next year.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTKepa played in the Chelsea’s FA Cup fifth-round victory over Liverpool earlier in the season.However, when faced with the chance to win his first ever piece of silverware as a manager in the final against the Gunners, the English boss put his faith in Argentine Caballero.‘To be honest that was my plan anyway was for him to play the FA Cup throughout pretty much,’ Lampard told BT Sport when asked to explain his goalkeeping decision.‘And he plays, he got a clean sheet last week and we rely on him and we trust in him.’ Advertisement Comment Kepa could be facing the exit door at Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)The Blues boss has another big call to make this summer in who he chooses to be his No.1 for next season.Chelsea are reportedly unwilling to sell Kepa for anything less than £50 million, but could accept a long-term loan move.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAjax keeper Andre Onana and Burnley’s Nick Pope are some of the names being linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge.Atletico Madrid stopper Jan Oblak is also a rumoured target, but the Spanish giants are demanding clubs play his £109 million release clause.MORE: Arsenal vs Chelsea FA Cup final TV channel, live stream, time, team news, odds and head-to-headMORE: Ian Wright explains why Bukayo Saka should start on the bench for Arsenal against Chelsea in FA Cup finalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Frank Lampard explains decision to start Willy Caballero over Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea’s FA Cup final Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 1 Aug 2020 5:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link249Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Tokyo Gas, Centrica to buy LNG from Anadarko’s Mozambique project

first_imgAnadarko has found buyers for liquefied natural gas to be produced from its Mozambique Area 1 project. The company has said that Mozambique LNG1 Company Pte. Ltd., the jointly owned sales entity of the Mozambique Area 1 co-venturers, has signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Gas) and Centrica LNG Company Ltd. (Centrica) for the long-term supply of LNG.The Anadarko-operated Mozambique LNG project will be Mozambique’s first onshore LNG development, initially consisting of two LNG trains with total nameplate capacity of 12.88 MTPA to support the development of the Golfinho/Atum fields located entirely within Offshore Area 1.The co-purchasing off-take agreement calls for the delivered ex-ship supply of 2.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) from the start-up of production until the early 2040s.Mitch Ingram, Anadarko Executive Vice President, International, Deepwater & Exploration said:”At 2.6 MTPA, this HOA represents a significant portion of the marketing off-take target we have set for FID, and it further reinforces our previous updates on the project, which have stated our focus now is on converting these non-binding commitments into fully termed Sale and Purchase Agreements. Importantly, this HOA brings together the Anadarko-led Mozambique LNG project and two additional prestigious customers, and it is closely aligned with the Japanese government’s desire for a competitively priced and flexible long-term supply of LNG to enhance the nation’s energy security.”Iain Conn, Centrica’s Group Chief Executive said: “As like-minded leading natural gas suppliers in our respective home countries, we are delighted to strengthen our strategic partnership with Tokyo Gas and expand our flexible LNG portfolio through this agreement with Mozambique LNG. Centrica has established strong LNG capabilities over the past few years and this agreement signed today demonstrates further progress in this growth area of our business.”Commenting on the HoA, Takashi Uchida, Representative Director, President said: “For Tokyo Gas, we are hoping that our commitment will contribute to the start-up of the Mozambique LNG Project. We are very happy that through this first ever joint procurement with Centrica that utilizes the unique central location of Mozambique, we have created the foundation for flexible LNG transactions to occur between the European and Asian markets. I hope that through this innovative agreement, we can further diversify source and price index, which leads to enhancing our challenges of securing more competitive LNG.”Two TrainsThe project development plan, approved in March 2018, will see the project initially consisting of two LNG trains with total nameplate capacity of 12.88 MTPA to support the development of the Golfinho/Atum fields located entirely within Offshore Area 1. This foundational project will pave the way for future expansion of up to 50 MTPA from Offshore Area 1.The Golfinho/Atum Project will also supply initial volumes of approximately 100 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (MMcf/d) (50 MMcf/d per train) for domestic use in Mozambique.Anadarko Moçambique Área 1, Lda, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, operates Offshore Area 1 with a 26.5-percent working interest. Co-venturers include ENH Rovuma Área Um, S.A. (15 percent), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Ltd. (20 percent), ONGC Videsh Ltd. (10 percent), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited (10 percent), BPRL Ventures Mozambique B.V. (10 percent), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited (8.5 percent).last_img read more

Donegal man ‘dresses up’ for Darkness Into Light Falcarragh! – Picture Special

first_imgLocal man Frankie Connolly turned heads when he walked for Darkness Into Light Falcarragh in aid of Pieta House this year.While most participants put on the themed yellow shirt, Frankie wore an eye-catching striped dress. His unusual clothing choice wasn’t a mistake made in the early hours of the morning either – it was for a very special reason.Frankie launched a fundraising campaign in memory of his mother Teresa, who died tragically four years ago. He described in his fundraising appeal that his family suffered suicide in the past, and it was through his work as a psychiatric nurse that he was able to deal with the devastation.Frankie set a specific challenge to generate some interest around his fundraiser and attempt to reach a high target:“Just for the craic if I manage to hit the €3000 mark for this wonderful charity I’ll do the whole thing in my wife’s dress!!”, he promised.When the day arrived Frankie had gathered the impressive amount and had no other choice but to join the 600 other walkers in Falcarragh while wearing the dress. Frankie went above and beyond his target, and has raised €3,357 to date to support the life-saving services of Pieta House.Falcarragh’s Darkness into Light was a particularly special event as the group walked through the forest on the grounds of Ballyconnell Estate as dawn broke through the trees. €15,100 was raised at the venue. with still donations being collected.Committee member Annemarie Doohan said: “It’s just unreal the support from the community that we received, from participants wanting to help out on the morning off and all our local sponsors in Falcarragh, Ghaoth Dobhair and Dunfanaghy.”There were over 150,000 participants worldwide in Darkness Into Light 2017 – from Sydney to Dublin to Vancouver. Organisers are now close to hitting the €1 million mark and are this week asking everyone to make one last “post-event” fundraising ask friends, family and colleagues to donate to their individual pages. Visitdil.pieta.ie to find participants to sponsor.Donegal man ‘dresses up’ for Darkness Into Light Falcarragh! – Picture Special was last modified: May 12th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charityDarkness into LightFalcarraghfundraiserin memorylast_img read more


first_imgCS LEWIS – SAID NORTH DONEGAL WAS LOVELY AND SOUTH DONEGAL WAS SINISTER!Chronicles of Narnia author CS Lewis wrote about a tale of two counties on a visit to Co Donegal, it has emerged.A lost collection of 11 letters found in an attic in England by the son of one of Lewis’s friends Captain Bernard Acworth have been given to Queen’s University in his native Belfast.“The letters were written to my father between the years 1944 and 1960 and he kept them and when he died they were just left in the loft really and I went through his letters much later and found them there,” said his son Rev Richard Acworth. “They contain insights into various aspects of Lewis’ private life, including when he married his wife at her bedside in hospital as she was dying of cancer and she seemed to make a miraculous recovery,” he said.“He also talks of visiting Donegal, describing the scenery in North Donegal as ’lovely’ and South Donegal as having a ’sinister character’.”Rev Acworth said his father, who founded the Evolution Protest Movement in the 1930s, and Lewis became quite close after he originally wrote to the author on the issue of creation.“I don’t know how they first met,” he said. “They began by discussing the subject of evolution and they became quite close friends. My father quite often stayed with him in Oxford and the later letters are more sort of chatty than the earlier ones.”He said the letters suggest that Lewis’s view that evolution and Christianity were compatible began to change later in his life.“My father was a convinced Christian, as was CS Lewis,” said Rev Acworth.“My father had a particular view: he was strongly opposed to the teaching of evolution of being certainly true and the full explanation of things and he got in touch with CS Lewis about this.“Originally Lewis was more or less agnostic on that subject but it seems in the course of the correspondence he gradually became much more of my father’s way of thinking.” Rev Acworth said Queen’s seemed a natural home for the letters, especially as his daughter Phyllida studied English there in the 1990s.She accompanied her father to Belfast for the handover.THE CHRONICLES OF LEWIS: AUTHOR SAID NORTH DONEGAL ‘LOVELY’ – AND SOUTH DONEGAL ‘SINISTER’ was last modified: August 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Why Starting A Non-Profit To Create Social Change Is A Bad Idea

first_imgHow OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Tags:#Non-Profits#start What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Related Posts How to Get Started in China and Have Successcenter_img Combine their penchant for creating social change with their innate entrepreneurial inclinations, and it you might expect a wave of Gen Y-owned non-profits to launch in the next few years. That might still happen, but the latest research suggests that non-profits may not actually be the best way to drive social change.Much has been made of Gen Y’s dedication to social change. A study from Walden University and Harris Interactive, released last year showed an astounding 81% of Millennials had “donated money, goods or services” to promote positive social change. The “Social Change Impact Report” also indicated that “70% of Gen Y adults have educated others about a cause or issue, and 68% have participated in volunteer work or service.”This apparent desire to change the world has carried over into Gen Y’s career plans as well. Steve King and Carolyn Ockels of Emergent Research make the preliminary argument citing among other studies a Pew Research report that says 22% of Gen Yers believe “having a job/career that benefits society is ‘one of the most important things in their lives.’” Just 14% of adults over age 35 believe that.So bring on the non-profits, right?Not so fastFor Profits Can Do More GoodIt turns out that starting a non-profit might not be the best way to change the world. Geri Stengel, the founder and president of Ventureneer, a company that helps educate socially-responsible small business owners and social entrepreneurs, says there are several options startup entrepreneurs should consider before launching an organization dedicated to social change.She suggests your “first choice when starting a company to create a social impact should be a for-profit business,” because she says, the “revenue streams are more reliable, and there are more dollars available (both debt and equity) for starting and growing.”Hal Shelton, a small business mentor who sits on the board of directors of The SCORE Association, agrees that starting a nonprofit is not your best choice. “True, one of the few advantages of starting a nonprofit,” he says, “is that you’re eligible to receive grant money. And contributions to your nonprofit are tax-deductible for donors.” But non-profit founders still have to aggressively raise those funds. Non-Profits Are Harder To Start, SustainShelton adds that it’s a bit more cumbersome to start a non-profit. You have to establish a formal board. Paid employees (including founders) are generally not eligible to sit on that board, which could limiting your independence. In addition, he says, every state has different not-for-profit regulations, so entrepreneurs need to check with their state regulators before they even get started.Stengel says there are better options that allow you to launch a for-profit business, yet still enable you to effect social change. One way is to create a B Corporation (an option I wrote about several months ago in ReadWriteweb). Or you could become a L3C, or “low-profit” corporation. The state of Vermont, the first state to enact this type of company, explains that an L3C is “a cross between a non-profit organization and a for-profit corporation. The entity is designated as low-profit with charitable or educational goals.” So far only a handful of states have passed L3C legislation, though other states are considering introducing it.4 Good IdeasBoth Shelton and Stengel suggest starting a for-profit company, and then use the profits to establish a foundation to do your good works. Or, Stengel suggests, you can implement these ideas:• Give a percentage of profits [or revenues]to an existing non-profit that supports causes important to you.• Match employee donations to non-profits of their choice.• Source ethical suppliers.• Minimize harm to the environment.If you still insist on starting a non-profit, Stengel says “make sure you know where your long-term reliable revenue streams are going to come from.” She advises founders to “Look at comparable non-profits to determine how they generate money. Does the government pay them fees for service? Does their money come from foundations or individuals? If individuals, are they small donors or major donors? Or do they generate revenue from cause marketing or licensing?”The key is that entrepreneurs can still effect social change whether they operate a for-profit or non-profit business. As Stengel says, your company can “make a social impact by using an innovative approach to solving a social or environmental problem, and using business discipline to ensure your business thrives, so you can develop sustainable solutions for the problem.”Images courtesy of Shutterstock. rieva lesonsky China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who …last_img read more

The 5 Keyboard Shortcuts I Won’t Edit Without

first_imgWhatever editing program you’re using, I think these 5 keyboard shortcuts are the most essential for fast, efficient editing.There are a few keyboard shortcuts that I can’t edit without; they’re just an essential piece of muscle memory for me as a film editor.The beauty of these shortcuts is that they will work in any NLE because they are more concerned with the speed and ease of editing rather than any unique part of a particular program. In picking five shortcuts to focus on this is obviously not an exhaustive list, but if you find these useful then make sure to add them into your editing workflow soon.Shortcut No. 1 – Add EditThe Add Edit function in any NLE will add an edit point, a cut, into the footage on the track or tracks you have selected. Often if nothing is selected it  will cut through all the tracks on the timeline, including the audio.Personally I always add this shortcut to the H key because this puts it right next to the J K L keys (for playing backwards, pausing and playing forwards – if you tap these a couple of times you’ll get a faster speed in each direction). This means it’s all under my right hand and I can quickly shuttle through footage, adding in edits cuts as I go.This is much easier than stopping, getting the blade tool, finding the spot with the mouse, clicking on it to add an edit and then moving back to the arrow tool or some other selector tool. In one hit you’ve added edits (which in most programs will happen on the fly when playing back your video) and you haven’t had to reach for your mouse at all.Shortcut No. 2 – Ripple DeleteThis tool is incredibly useful and one of the fastest ways to speed up your editing due to the cumulative returns on time saved.The Ripple Delete Tool will remove a clip, or gap that you selected and bring everything else that is happening further up the timeline back to fill in the clip or gap that you just removed. Again I always map this keyboard shortcut to the / (backslash) key because it keeps it nicely grouped around the HJKL keys and tends to be where my little finger falls naturally.Use the Ripple Delete Tool instead of clicking on a piece of footage, deleting it and then clicking on the gap and deleting that, or lassoing or selecting everything up the timeline and moving it back. It’s much easier to do it all in one hit.Shortcut No. 3 – Frame Nudge These next three shortcuts all revolve around the arrow key pad, with different modifiers applied. For example I always set Alt+Left Arrow and Alt+Right Arrow to nudge your clip one frame left or right for precise clip movement.This is much easier than trying to do things with the mouse, which can sometimes be helped or hindered by having ‘snapping’ turned on or off. Much simpler is to be able to adjust your clip placements with the keyboard one frame at a time.Shortcut No. 4 – Track NudgeSimilarly I always set Alt+Up Arrow and Alt+Down Arrow to move clips between tracks so that I can quickly move sound effects around on audio tracks or B-roll up on top of interviews etc, all without having to use the mouse. Keyboard shortcuts are the best way to speedier editing performance.Shortcut No.5 – Gain Adjust +/-My final must have video editing shortcut is to be able to adjust the volume or gain of a clip up and down by single decibel units for controlled audio mixing. Sometimes being able to use the NLE’s audio mixer tool (clicking and dragging on-screen faders) can be a useful way to refine your sound mix, but I prefer to set Cmd+Up Arrow and CMD+Down Arrow to adjust the volume on a clip by +/-  1db.Share your settingsIf you’ve read this article and thought “How could you possibly forget to include _______” then hit the comments section and share your essential keyboard shortcuts! That way we’ll all benefit from your wisdom.last_img read more

RoS import vows to play better after lack of aggressive play vs Kia

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LATEST STORIES Though Bullock’s statline was still decent compared to his counterparts, coach Caloy Garcia expressed his displeasure for what he felt was lack of aggressiveness from his new reinforcement, as he only earned six free throws for the game.READ: Bullock ends Rain or Shine skid in nipping of KiaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Our import took too much outside shots. He only started attacking the basket in the last six minutes of the game and that’s the only time we started getting to the line. I was surprised that he was not able to get to the stripe during the first half, so I just told him in the fourth quarter to head to the line,” said the youthful mentor.The 30-year-old Bullock understand his coach’s concenr and vowed to adjust better for Rain or Shine’s next game. Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The style of play here is what I got to be able to adjust to. I was fortunate to have this game right now so I can adjust and make the adjustments this week,” he said, as the Elasto Painters gear up for TNT next Sunday. “Life’s a challenge. I accept all challenges and we’ll just see what happens.”What Bullock’s glad about, though, is helping Rain or Shine finally break out of its slump and level its standing at 2-2, even if it came against a lowly foe like the Picanto.“Even though it wasn’t the best team in the league, it’s still a win,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Facing KYK huge challenge, morale-booster for PH volleybelles J’Nathan Bullock. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEven J’Nathan Bullock admitted his debut game for Rain or Shine on Sunday was far from advertised.“It wasn’t my best performance, but we were able to still get the win,” he said after posting 20 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in the Elasto Painters’ 94-86 win over Kia.ADVERTISEMENT K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:37PNP vows dismissal for cadets in alleged hazing at PNPA02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more