Oxford’s Finley Tapp wins Winter Love Island

first_imgOxford City’s Finley Tapp was crowned winner of the sixth series of Love Island on Sunday with girlfriend Paige Turley. He added: “We’re an ambitious football club, we’re going from strength to strength and we’re looking to build. This hasn’t been ideal. It is probably disruptive to the club and results.” The couple said in a post-exit interview that they were planning on spending their winnings on a holiday in April, as well as putting some of it towards their move to Manchester together, and a dog for their new home. Oxford City Football Club were not informed of Tapp’s decision to go on the show. The pair split a 50k cash prize, returning home from Cape Town on Wednesday. “He has a contract, so he has to finish the contract he has with the football club. He’s done very, very well for us.” The club released the following statement last month: “The club was not aware Finn Tapp was going on Love Island – this is normal protocol for all contestants. We understand and wish Finn luck on the show.” Mick Livesey, the club’s commercial director, said in January: “He was [in breach of his contract] but I think you need to take a pragmatic sort of view: A 20-year-old lad, he’s offered all this reality TV stuff. Tapp is expected to see out his contract with Oxford City football club after breaching its terms in January to go on the reality dating show. Paige said: “That’s just Lewis, it comes as no surprise he said that. But I can’t give him any money because once I pay off my debts there’ll be nothing left.” Paige has also said that she will not be giving ex-boyfriend Lewis Capaldi a share of the money despite him joking that his fame helped her get on the show. Mr Livesey told BBC Radio Oxford: “I can assure you that all new players we sign from now on, we will be putting clauses in their contracts. I think we’re going to have to.” Tapp was signed by City from MK Dons last summer, making twelve appearances in the National League South for the Club.last_img read more

Shrunken heads removed from Pitt Rivers Museum display

first_imgThe Shuar tsantsas were made in order to capture the power of one of the multiple souls that Shuar and Achuar people believed their men had. That power was used by the group to strengthen themselves and increase harvests, making it distinct from different kinds of “war trophies”, for which they are sometimes mistaken.  The statement cites visitors talking about the people who had made them as ‘savage’ or ‘primitive’ and using words like ‘gory’, ‘gruesome’ or a ‘freakshow’. The Museum is now working with Shuar partners to decide on the best way forward with regard to the care and display of the items. Image credit: Geni/ Wikimedia Commons. Director Laura Van Broekhoven said: “The implementation of the review is part of the museum’s strategic plan to bring its public facing-spaces more in line with its contemporary ethos of actively working with communities and respecting different ways of being as we become a welcoming space for all.” A statement by the Pitt Rivers Museum, which focuses on anthropology, ethnology and archaeology, says: “The decision was taken to remove the tsantsa from public display because it was felt that the way they were displayed did not sufficiently help visitors understand the cultural practices related to their making and instead led people to think in stereotypical and racist ways about Shuar culture.”  The UK government’s Guidance for the Care of Human Remains in Museums recommends that “Human remains should be displayed only if the museum believes that it makes a material contribution to a particular interpretation, and that contribution could not be made equally effectively in another way. Displays should always be accompanied by sufficient explanatory material… As a general principle, human remains should be displayed in such a way as to avoid people coming across them unawares.”center_img Other items removed ahead of the museum’s reopening on 22 September included decorated skulls, scalps and Egyptian mummies. Pitt Rivers still houses more than 2,800 human remains and has committed to “continuing to reach out to descendant communities to find the most appropriate way to care for these complex items”. Jefferson Acacho, a leader of the Shuar federation in Zamora, Ecuador, who is working with the Pitt Rivers Museum to decide the future of the tsantsas, said some of the heads were those of clan leaders who died of natural causes: “When a leader died it was a way to show respect for them. The lips and eyes were sewn together because it was thought that a head could still see and eat after death, which would give it more power. This would prevent them from gaining more power and causing harm.” Pitts Rivers Museum acquired its collection of shrunken heads between 1884 and 1936 Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum has indefinitely removed its controversial collection of shrunken heads from the public view as part of a “decolonisation” process. The Shuar tsantsas or shrunken heads are from South America and were formed from human, sloth or monkey heads. Shuar people have long argued against the public display of their ancestors’ remains Shuar Indigenous leaders Miguel Puwáinchir and Felipe Tsenkush said their ancestors handed over the sacred objects to colonialists without realising the implications, in a statement provided by the museum: “We don’t want to be thought of as dead people to be exhibited in a museum, described in a book, or record on film.” last_img read more

Allsorts® Cream Beaded Beak Clip Fascinator Weddings Ladies Day Race Royal Ascot : this for my step daughter’s wedding and it looked beautiful. I could not have hoped for anything better

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How to Scale Code Deployment Like Twitter Does

first_imgSo how did Twitter accomplish this?Murder is built on top of BitTornado, a version of BitTorrent modified to include advanced functionality. Gadea says they have tweaked the app to better function in the unique environment that exists in a datacenter, including “low-latency access to servers, high bandwidth, no NAT/Firewall issues, no ISP traffic shaping, only trusted peers, etc.” By integrating this tool with their existing deployment app, Capistrano, Twitter was able to shorten code deployments by 99.5%. Anyone can checkout Murder on GitHub right now and start thinking of ways to use it with their servers. It is important for young companies – not just those with several servers – to think about scalability before it becomes an issue. Projects like Murder are making that process much easier for first time entrepreneurs and system administrators.Photo by Flickr user rebeccakoconnor. There is a fundamental problem that Internet startups face when they begin to grow: scalability. It is imperative to be able to not only handle large flows of data from usage, but also to deploy changes and upgrades to your software across multiple servers as fast as possible. Twitter faces this challenge every day as its farm of servers grows, and today the San Francisco-based company is open sourcing its solution to the deployment problem for all to use.Named “Murder” after the collective noun used to describe a group of crows (I guess “Gaggle,” “Flock” or any other bird plural didn’t sound as nice), this part-Python, part-Ruby tool allows lighting fast code deployments across large groups of servers. Twitter engineer Larry Gadea says it took what once was a 40 minute deploy and shortened it just 12 seconds – an impressive feat, no doubt. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting chris cameron A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#tips last_img read more

Video Tutorial: Give Your Projects Some Flare with Lucent Warm

first_imgCapturing a real lens flare precisely when you want it can be challenging. Add the elements you need easily in post-production with Lucent Warm.When it comes to shooting my projects, I consider myself a flare chaser. I’m always hunting down the best angle to catch those beautiful sun rays that blast through my lens. The sad thing is that getting good flares can take time away from your shoot, and sometimes they’re just not there to capture in the first place.Using RocketStock’s Lucent Warm pack, you can get really incredible flares without sacrificing a location or killing time on set as a “flare chaser.” Trust me, this tool is awesome.After you’ve downloaded and imported the Lucent Warm assets into your project file, find the corresponding Prime Lens flare that matches the focal length you shot your footage on.Layer your asset over your shot. Go into effects controls, and set the overlay mode to “screen.”Since the assets are all 4K, you can scale and adjust the flare to fit your footage. If the flare doesn’t match your shot, you can always choose one from a different Prime lens and adjust it using scale and rotation.Looking for more filmmaking tutorials? Check these out.Video Tutorial: How to Configure The ADR Panel In Resolve 15After Effects: Create a Modern Slideshow AnimationHow to Create a Motion Graphics Template in Adobe After Effects3 Typography Motion Graphics Tips | After Effects TutorialCreate Your Own Opening Title Sequence Using PRISM!last_img read more

Mayweather-McGregor winner to get gaudy Money Belt from WBC

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose for photographers during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS, Nevada—Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor aren’t just fighting for money in the boxing spectacle of the summer.The winner also gets The Money Belt.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Perlas’ bid for gold ends in loss to Malaysia LATEST STORIES Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters 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 Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games The World Boxing Council has created a special prize for this weekend’s 154-pound showdown, which isn’t actually for any real WBC championship.Instead, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman on Wednesday revealed the gloriously blingy Money Belt, which is studded with 3,360 diamonds, 600 sapphires, 300 emeralds and 1 1/2 kilograms of 24-karat gold on green Italian alligator leather.FEATURED 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 shutoutSulaiman grinningly showed off the Money Belt and Mayweather posed for photos with it after a news conference for Saturday’s show.The WBC also created a similarly shiny monstrosity for Mayweather’s 2015 bout with Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather was a longtime WBC champion before his retirement. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

BRIGHT FUTURE FOR IMPROVING SIDES

first_imgA focus on improving junior Touch is the key to gaining places in the higher ranks of the National Under 18’s Tournament. The Crusaders and the Combined Independent Schools sides have honed in on their junior talent and the result is massive improvement. South Australia and Victoria have followed their Under 20 counterparts combining their forces for the first time at the 18’s as well as the NTL’s under the Crusaders banner. This move comes in at a time when both SA and Victoria have made the decision to focus on their junior ranks. The team now known as the Crusaders competed up until this year under their individual state titles, struggling to climb out of the bottom group of teams. The Crusaders franchise has been working over the past two years building for their 20’s division and decided to combine to the 18’s side as well to build the franchise itself. Gavin Macdonald, the coach of the Crusaders men’s side, believes the decision is a positive step for both the SA and Victorian Touchies. “There is more depth in the talent, which helps create a stronger team,” Macdonald said. The Crusaders have implemented a new selection process incorporating a three game state challenge, during which all the players were selected. “We’re hoping that the new program will improve all the players within our junior ranks,” said Macdonald. In last year’s tournament when the teams competed as separate states, they finished second last and last respectively. The Crusaders men’s side has been a competitive team throughout this year’s competition thus far and it is put down to the new program. The level of talent within the two states is similar and as a result of this the Crusaders team is virtually half and half from each state. The NSW Combined Independent Schools Girls side has also made rapid improvement in their Touch form. Back in 2003 the side finished last in the National 18’s tournament, before creating history last year by winning their first ever match and then climbing to even greater heights this year. Now, in 2005 they were knocked out in the quarter finals by a strong NSWCCC side and will tomorrow face CQ in the play-off for fifth position…remarkable considering where they were ranked in 2003. The NSWCIS girl’s team progressed through to the 2005 round matches with four wins, one draw and a loss. Their coaches, Terry Savage and Kendall Devine, put it down to a new attitude the CIS has towards Touch. “CIS has put more time into the junior level and is more focused on the sport of Touch,” Savage said. This year is Savage’s first year as coach of the Womens side but has coached the boys for the past six years. “About three to four years ago Touch [within the CIS] was still in its infancy stage,” said Savage. CIS has put in place a Touch convener, based in Sydney, to improve the sport of Touch and to increase the interest and participation in the selection trials. “Touch is starting to gain momentum and is getting a lot of recognition and funding. We’re now also starting to acquire qualified coaches to coach the teams,” said Savage. CIS is beginning to develop a history within the sport of Touch with ex-players returning in their coaching ranks. “It is about building a culture within the sport,” said Savage. Savage believes that because teachers have become interested in the game, the basics are now being learnt in their schools, making it easier to take the next step up for Nationals and become a strong, competitive side. For the other sides competing at the National 18’s, it’s great to see the improvement from sides such as the Crusaders and NSWCIS, as they continue to strive to match it and even beat the leading contenders. By Jackson Gomanlast_img read more