Bishop Hart Enthroned as Archbishop of IPWA

first_imgRt. Rev. Dr. Jonathan B.B.  Hart, Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Liberia, has been enthroned as Archbishop of the Internal Province of West Africa (in the Church of the Province of West Africa).The enthronement service was held yesterday at Trinity Cathedral on Broad Street, Monrovia.As Archbishop of the Internal Province of West Africa, the Most Rev. Jonathan Hart will have oversight responsibility for  six Dioceses—Liberia, Bo-Freetown, Gambia, Guinea and Cameroon.The occasion was graced by the presence of nearly 20 archbishops, bishops and other church and  leading personalities from the sub region, clergymen and women from the Episcopal churches in Liberia and other parts of West Africa.  Also present for the enthronement  the Vice President of Liberia, Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai.Speaking at the enthronement service, the Most Rev. Dr. Justice O. Akrofi, eighth Primate & Metropolitan of the Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA) and former bishop of Accra, said the Province had not been static.He said the Liberian Episcopal Diocese was originally part of the Episcopal Church of United States of America but under Diocesan Bishop George Daniel Browne, Liberia became an associate member of the CPWA and later on became a permanent member of the Province.According to Archbishop Akrofi, such was the integration that, not only did Bishop Browne become Archbishop of the Province but also when Liberia went through the dreadful experience of civil war, the rest of the Province shared in their pain.Rev. Akrofi noted that at the time Archbishop Browne had to go into hiding for the sake of safety, the administration of the Province suffered too.Membership of the Province, which according to him is not just a matter of card-holding membership but it is, more important a  fundamental integration into a body, the body of Christ in West Africa.“We are limbs of the one body. And so the joys of one member, a limb are the joys of the other members; and the pain of one is the pain of the other,” said Most Rev. Akrofi.Also the former Bishop of Accra, Most Rev. Akrofi reminded the congregation that Archbishop Hart is being called to be the heart of that body, the body of Christ in West Africa-minus Nigeria and Ghana.“Yes, it is a story of integration; a story of growth, a sign of a living body. When the Province of West Africa started in 1951, it consisted of some six dioceses, including Freetown, Barthust (now Banjul, The Gambia), Gold Coast (now Ghana), Lagos and the Missionary Diocese of Northern Nigeria.”Today, the Archbishop said,   the Internal Province of West Africa includes; Liberia Gambia, Conakry-Guinea, Bo-Freetown, and Cameroon.To this must be added for now the emerging Province of Ghana, which consists of Accra, Cape Coast, Ho, Koforidua, Kumasi, Sekondi, Sunyari, Tamale, Wiawso and Surkina-on-offin.“This installation or enthronement service should remind us that Episcopalians in Liberia are an integral part of the bigger part and to challenge you to revisit the question of how vital, vibrant and viable a part of that entire body you are and should be.”However, the Most Rev. Akrofi said even if the imagery of royal priesthood is in our store of images, “let me suggest that because one of the primary images of church is God’s household, it is perhaps more primary and appropriate to think of the church’s leadership as father-in God.“And so today, Archbishop Hart is symbolically taking his place as father of fathers in God’s household. He is called to be in the image our father in heaven,” the Ghanaian prelate said.Bishop Hart was elected as Archbishop of the IPWA as the result of the death of the Most Rev. Dr. Solomon Tilewa Ethelbert Willie Johnson, who died in office on the 21st of January, 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Manufacturing Sector Essential for Economic Growth’

first_imgThe Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Dr. Fredrick B. Nrokeh foresees the economic viability of the country as hanging on the focus of the government to making the manufacturing sector the degree of economic growth that the  country truly deserved.According to him, Liberia will only experience dramatic economic growth when the manufacturing sector becomes fully functional, because, “the country is blessed with enormous resources that can be transformed into finished products for both domestic and foreign consumption.Minister Norkeh spoke over the weekend during program marking the launch of the Panzsir Cosmetics LLC in Brewerville, Outside Monrovia on the theme, “Soft, Sweet, Shinny, Skin is here to Stay.”He said the economy of the country will certainly experience dramatic economic growth when the manufacturing sector is fully functional, because, according to him, Liberia is blessed with enormous resources that can be transformed into finished products for domestic and foreign consumption.Manufacturing, he asserted, will help to reduce cost to consumers making the country’s trade and commerce a competitive market.“I am of the conviction that no matter what type of economic model Liberia may wish to apply, development of the manufacturing sector must be considered as a critical arm for the economic.Minister Norkeh pointed out that no developed or under developed country has been successful in terms of dramatic economic growth without huge investments in the manufacturing sector, especially where raw materials are in abundance.”As a government, he said, they need to prioritize sector with greatest potential for economic growth, which in his mind, are priorities that are necessary for the development and sustainability of the manufacturing sector.Launching the products on the Market earlier, the Vice President of Liberia, Joseph Nyumah Boakai lauded the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kokpor Daynuah for such a “farsighted innovation in producing cosmetic products in the country.”Veep Boakai said it was important for Liberians to produce their owned products in the country which, according to him, will help create jobs for the jobless youth. “I am surprised to see a young and determined man producing cosmetics in Liberia—“Made in Liberia.” This signifies Liberians readiness to take over their owned economy.”He said the products that are made in the country by a young Liberian means a lot for us, “because the young man has used his knowledge to bring about technology that will benefit everyone, especially the products made in the cosmetic industry.”VP Boakai used the platform and encouraged other young Liberians to emulate the CEO of Panzsir Cosmetics Company to do likewise. He then promised Panzsir’s CEO that he would use his office to communicate with stakeholders, especially the Ministry of Commerce, and other business partners to promote the product on the market.The Panzsir Company, Mr. Daynuah said, is a dream comes true because it is the first company to manufacturer of beauty products in Liberia.During his busiest time in his career, Mr. Daynuah said, his targeted goal was to become the first to manufacture high quality personal care products in the country that Liberians can be pride of and to call it their owned.Mr. Daynuah, a Liberian Chemists and entrepreneurs officially started Panzsir Company about five months ago in the mist of lots of difficulties including the absence of electricity.“I used generator to run the largest equipment. With all these difficulties I still believe strongly that Liberia is the best place to make business.”Manufacturing Panzsir here, he said, will add value to crops such as coconut and palm trees which will eventually create jobs for villagers and the entire agriculture supply chain.Panzsir, according to Mr. Daynuah, will soon be investing in a grinding machine on a plantation in Sinoe, as well as meeting coconut oil demand, and create jobs for villages in Sinoe County.Panzsir other goals are to also build a plant in Ganta that will be able to manufacture various personal care products such as styling gel, body wash, shampoo, soap, hair grease and amongst other.Panzsir was developed in the United States of America as the first company that manufactured personal care products in Liberia. Few of the products are interestingly are handy-work (fabricated) by Mr. Daynuah and coworkers’ hands.The company pride itself in using Liberians research and development of a product that caters to the needs of the customers.“We have worked diligently to provide our consumers with products that are dependable and made with highest quality,” Chemist Daynuah boasted.   Meanwhile, Mr. Daynuah said Panzsir’s success depends on the Liberian people to ensure that they take ownership of their market by buying the “Made in Liberia” Products.He however called on the Ministry of Commerce, Finance, National Investment Commission (NIC) and the media to promote Panzsir on the Liberian market.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana urged to use natural agricultural practices

first_img– Mauritius High Commissioner says it could help reduce NCDsBy Samuel SukhnandanGuyana is being encouraged to use low-cost home-made fertiliser which produces high-quality fruits and vegetables, as it could help to reduce many illnesses among the general population.Mauritius High Commissioner in India, Jagdishwar Goburdhun, who grows his own fruits and vegetables, says natural agriculture is the best way to conduct farming.Goburdhun, who represents research development movement that encourages natural agricultural practices, said Guyana should adopt the Zero-Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) technique, which was introduced and used in several states in India.He feels with this form of inexpensive agricultural practice being used, it could help in a large way to reduce the widespread pandemic of noncommunicable diseases (NDCs).“No chemicals, no pesticides, only natural farming. That is the best technology and cheapest and good for the farmers. Most times farmers are poor, and that will make them rich. Not only rich for themselves, but at the same time keep us healthy and we won’t have these diseases and the budget of the Ministry of Health will decrease,” he stated.Goburdhun who is in Guyana for a visit said the practice being encouraged by his movement has been adopted in several major states in India and in Mauritius.He said that international organisations like the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have already called for less use of chemicals and pesticides in agricultural practices, and have warned about the dangers in using these chemicals on fruits and vegetables.“All the information and statistics we have… formerly we hadn’t much NDCs. But since we have inherited chemical plantations, that has increased. And we are sending billions and billions of insecticide in the ground, and that continues to become more serious,” he added.ZBNF is a set of farming methods, and also a grassroots peasant movement, which had initially spread to various states in India, and is now being talked about throughout the world.This was developed by Subhash Palekar, a farm philosopher from Maharashtra, India, has been generating interest in a large number of farmers across the country. All crops in the world can be cultivated through ZBNF, including coffee, areca, coconut and sugarcane.For 13 years, while they were practising chemical farming, the agriculture production was on a continuous rise. However, after 1985, it began to decline. Disappointed with the declining yield, Palekar then began his quest for an alternative method to chemical farming. He realised that it was false premises of chemical farming on which Green Revolution was based, one Indian newspaper reported.Resolute to find an alternative, Palekar began his relentless research, which continued for six years, on the natural processes of vegetation in the forests. He experimented with the observations made on his own farm, and eventually ended up with his ZBNF technique.Having extensively studied the tribal forests of his state, he found that there is a self-nourishing, self-developing and a completely self-reliant natural system in the forests, by which all the vegetation and ecosystem exist without any external human intervention.He suggested that this system could be replicated in the farms, discouraging the use of chemical fertilisers, HYV seeds and extensive irrigation techniques that were being promoted extensively during Green Revolution’s hay day.ZBNF employs methods of farming wherein the cost of production and cultivation is zero. There is no application of fertilisers, insecticides and only 10 per cent of water is to be used for irrigation in comparison to conventional farming technique.Instead, a culture is prepared, a fermented solution called jiwamrita (a combination of cow dung, cow urine, jaggery, gram flour, water and soil) that enables the micro-organisms to thrive and multiply faster. In addition to this, a carpet of the residue of harvested crops is to be spread between the crop rows, which absorbs moisture from the atmosphere and prevents the emergence of weeds.After years of research with trials and errors, Palekar has homed in on the fact that it is only the locally available seeds, local breed of the cow and local soil that can be used in the preparation of this culture, making it essentially a self-sustainable, home-grown, no additional cost involving method.last_img read more

Tottenham to rekindle interest in PSG midfielder?

first_imgTottenham could rekindle their interest in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta if the Brazilian’s move to Atletico Madrid falls through.Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been linked with the former Barcelona star and may go after the 33-year-old if PSG and Atletico fail to agree a deal for his signature.The former Inter Milan star is out of contract at the Ligue 1 champions in 2016 and according to Spanish newspaper AS, Atleti want to re-sign Motta this summer.Vicente Calderon boss Diego Simeone is reportedly unwilling to pay a large transfer fee for Motta although PSG are said to be keen to reduce their wage bill.Spurs have allowed central midfield duo Paulinho and Etienne Capoue to leave White Hart Lane this summer while Frenchman Benjamin Stambouli is also expected to move away from the north London club.This means Pochettino is in the market for midfield reinforcements and the experienced Motta would fit the bill, given his experience in European football. 1 PSG star Thiago Motta last_img read more

LEADING SPORTS JOURNALIST COMMITTED ALLEGED SEX OFFENCES IN DONEGAL, COURT HEARS

first_imgA leading sports journalist has appeared in court charged with a litany of sex offences – some of which took place in Letterkenny.Order was given in court not to name the sports journalist.The man, who is in his 50s, appeared in Dublin District Court this morning on a range of offences against two alleged victims. The charges include defilement of a child under the age of 17, sexual assault of a female at a hotel carpark near Dublin Airport and also in Letterkenny.The charges include 40 counts of child exploitation by inviting, inducing or coercing the alleged victim to engage in or participate in a sexual, indecent or obscene act.There are three counts of alleged sexual assault and seven of defilement of a child under the age of 17.Judge Cormac Dunne granted him bail and adjourned the case for eight weeks for the preparation of a book of evidence.The DPP has directed that accused, who cannot be named, is to be tried by judge and jury on all charges in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.The defendant, wearing a dark blue suit, light blue shirt and green tie, did not address the court during the hearing.Detective Garda Edward Burke said in evidence he arrested the man at Ballymun Garda Station this morning at 9.02am.He was charged by Sgt Kevin Roche and made no reply to any of the counts after caution. He was then handed copies of the charges sheets.State Solicitor Michael Durkan said the DPP was directing trial on indictment on all charges.Judge Dunne granted bail in the accused’s own bond of €500, with an independent surety of €2,000. Conditions are that the defendant signs on three times per week at Ballymun Garda Station, surrenders his passport and agrees not to apply for a duplicate.However, it was agreed that he can apply to the court to have his passport occasionally released. The judge said if the gardai consented to the release of the passport “it would be remote and unlikely that there would be any objection” from the court.Mr Hennessy raised the issue of reporting restrictions and Mr Durkan told the court that no order needed to be made because it was prohibited in law to identify the accused because of the offences he was charged with.He was remanded on bail to appear in court again on April 29, for the preparation of a book of evidence.LEADING SPORTS JOURNALIST COMMITTED ALLEGED SEX OFFENCES IN DONEGAL, COURT HEARS was last modified: February 25th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalletterkennysports journalistlast_img read more

Man claims he died twice after being stabbed 17 times in knifing frenzy

first_imgA man has revealed how he died twice on the operating table after being stabbed 17 times in a frenzied knife attack.Christian Shortt told how he was stabbed multiple times in the head, neck, back, chest and hands by a man he had been out socialising with. He was giving evidence against Kenneth Broe who appeared before a special sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.The Dublin businessman, who is a part-owner in a gym, is charged with assault causing serious harm and assault causing harm to Mr Shortt in Letterkenny on October 9th, 2008 but has pleaded not guilty to both charges.The court heard how both men had been out drinking in local bars before calling to a friend’s apartment on Letterkenny’s Main Street.Mr Shortt, now aged 36, claimed that himself and Broe and the apartment owner Damien O’Connor began having a few drinks.Shortt claimed that Broe had some lines of cocaine but, although he himself did take cocaine at the time, he did not take it on the night in question.An argument started between Broe, now aged 44 and Shortt and the pair went toe-to-toe but Broe backed down.A few seconds later, Shortt, a son of publican Frank Shortt who was awarded more than €4million after being wrongly accused of selling drugs at his premises in 1995, revealed how he was allegedly attacked with a knife by Kenneth Broe.“I just thought he had backed down as we were friends. I just remember getting a knife into the chest and being rammed up against the wall. It all happened so fast. I got stabbed seventeen times in literally a few seconds.“He was using all his power to take me out, he was sticking it into me,” said Mr Shortt.He lost his breathing saying his mouth was full of blood.He added “I was just thinking ‘Jesus, what’s happening but he just kept coming at me.’ When I went down my breathing system was taken out and I could barely breath and my mouth was full of blood. I couldn’t hold my balance and more and when I went down I just got more blows to the face and head.”He then claimed that Broe, of Alderwood Green in Tallaght, Dublin said “You’re not such a tough guy now, you’re a f***ing pussy.”The emergency personnel arrived at the scene a short time later and Mr Shortt was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital and then taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin where he spent two weeks in intensive care.He revealed how he was told he died twice on the operating.The court heard that a Garda investigation identified Mr Broe as a suspect but he had left Letterkenny in a taxi headed for Dublin but was arrested in Co Monaghan.The case before Judge Brian O’Callaghan continues tomorrow.Man claims he died twice after being stabbed 17 times in knifing frenzy was last modified: February 22nd, 2017 by StephenShare 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:Christian SHorttdonegalKENNETH BROEletterkennystabbinglast_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY TO HOST CHILD PROTECTION COURSE

first_imgChild Protection courseThere is a Child Protection course on Monday night 11th April in the club house from 7-15pm to 10.30pm.There are 18 places already taken up there is room for two more. If you or if you know someone that has to do this course they should contact Annmarie McDaid at 0863387363.Remember anyone involved with children coaching, managing, or helping in anyway must have this course done and be Garda Vetted. It’s the law.Variety Concert in Aid of Glenswilly Church This Friday April 8th at 8pm Glenswilly GAA Club will play host to an evening of great entertainment to raise some much needed funds for Glenswilly Chapel’s Restoration Fund.Performers on the night include local World Champion dancer Gavin Shevlin alongside his world top 10 ranked sister Niamh, renowned Donegal musicians Coirm, the Ulster Scór Sinsear finalists from Glenswilly, the Glenfinn players, Maria McCormick and many many more talented local musicians and singers.Entry on the night is only €10 for adults and children under 15 go free. Draw tickets and prizes also available on the night.Join the event on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/events/1696223340635064/Bring along all your family and friends for an enjoyable evening to remember.Glenswilly Ladies notesGlenswilly ladies were beaten by Fanad in Gaeltacht semi final last Friday, Final score 10 points to 5.Next outing for the ladies is on Sunday 10th April against McCumhaills in the shield competition. Training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Under 14 girls had a good win on Saturday against Killybegs. This week they are away to Gweedore. U14 girls training is on Monday 6-7pm at the training pitch.Table Quiz is planned for Friday 27th May in Callaghans in Churchill, with Hughie McClafferty as quizmaster.There will be a ladies referee course on 13th April, venue to be confirmed.The course will start at 7pm and last for three hours. It is suitable for anyone Over 16 who is interested in refereeing ladies/girls matches.Anyone interested should contact Deirdre McDaid by email: deirdre1787@hotmail.comSeniors and Reserves The Seniors and Reserves will travel to the Bridge in Dunfanaghy this Saturday to take on St Michaels. The Reserve throw-in is at 5.15pm while the senior game gets underway at 6.45pm. All support is welcomed.Darkness into lightThe club hope to have another group entry this year in the Darkness into Light to support Pieta House. Anyone wishing get to join our group please text name to 0861611240 before 15th April. The cost is €20 per person for this extremely worthy cause.Easter draw winnersThe winners of the Easter Draw is as follows: 1st – Erin O’Donnell, Convoy, 2nd – Cormac Gallagher, 3rd – Jessica Duffy. The seller’s prize was won by Owen Collum. Thanks to everyone who bought lines for the draw. Your support goes directly into the facilities at the club. Thank you again.U14 girls Under 14 Girls Training has been changed to Monday evenings 6pm to 7 .15 on the training pitch .Well done to the girls on winning their first league game against Killybegs at the weekend.U14s boysAfter two good opening games in which they beat Naomh Colmcille and Letterkenny Gaels, the U14 boys team were beaten by Termon this week. Their next game is away to Buncrana next Monday.U10 blitz The U10s will have a blitz this weekend in Glenswilly where they will take on Dungloe and Ardara.LottoThe winner of last week’s lotto was Seamus McMonagle from Glendowan who matched 3 numbers. The winning numbers were 3,17,21 and 22. Lottos are available from most local businesses or by connecting any member of the lotto committee.BingoBingo continues in the hall every Wednesday starting at 9pm.NotesAnybody with anything for the weekly club notes is asked to email them to stephenwmaguire@gmail.com before Monday night. Thanks.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY TO HOST CHILD PROTECTION COURSE was last modified: April 5th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:Glenswilly GAAlast_img read more

Irish Water to determine timeframe for Ballindrait water supply upgrade

first_imgIrish Water has agreed to carry out replacement works of the water mains in the Ballindrait area, it emerged on Friday. The news comes after six unprecedented bursts happened in the area in a two-week spell, leaving residents and businesses without water for days on end. Irish Water in conjunction with the Donegal County Council has been working to determine the next phase of tranche for the rehabilitation scheme under the Leakage Reduction Programme. Cllr Gary Doherty, who originally made calls for an imminent solution in the area, said this morning news was a ‘good first step’.“Irish Water have agreed now in principle to fix the water mains in this area, which is very welcoming news for the residents here,” Doherty said.“The supply disruption that they have been having, not just over the last few weeks, but over the last numbers of years has been completely unacceptable and now that Irish Waters have agreed to fix the mains, it is a good first step and welcoming news.Cllr Doherty confirmed that Irish Water will have a meeting in the coming days to determine the prioritisation of the works in east Donegal. “But it important that we keep the pressure on Irish Water now as well because they have indicated they will make a decision in the coming days over the prioritisation list that they have for the county.“And now we know that this area is going to be on that list, we need to ensure that it is on top of that list.”Irish Water to determine timeframe for Ballindrait water supply upgrade was last modified: May 3rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

DaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — Basic Settings

first_imgIn Resolve, there are two settings menus: the system preferences and project settings. First, let’s look at the system preferences, which you can find by navigating to DaVinci Resolve > Preferences. Let’s look at a few settings that you may need to change when first loading up resolve.Memory and GPUThe very first window is the Memory and GPU panel; in here, you can limit how much RAM Resolve uses. Now, the more you allocate to Resolve, the less there is for other processes, which may, in turn, make things worse. However, if you find that Resolve is behaving sluggishly, see if you can increase the memory in this panel. (Even though I have 16gb installed, I can only use up to 75 percent.)Audio I/OI often switch between using my monitors and headphones, and sometimes, if it’s open when you’re changing the system volume, Resolve can get confused. If that’s ever the case, head into the Video & Audio I/O, and here you can configure your audio output.Alternatively, if you want to keep your system volume oriented to the monitors, you can use this panel to change from the system default to your headset. On a basic level, I think these two are the only options you need to know. Although, I would say, for good measure, read up on the autosave feature.Project SettingsIf the system settings affect the hardware, the project settings affect the project and software, like the resolution and frame rate. To get here, you need to head to the bottom right, where we have a cog icon. Let’s first look at timeline resolution because this can sometimes catch people out.As I mentioned in Episode 3, you set your timeline resolution when you create a project, when you create a timeline, or when you first import a clip that doesn’t match the default settings — Resolve will ask if you want to make adjustments. If for example, you want to switch from 4K to 1080p so you can crop the 4K footage, you would open the project settings, and change the timeline resolution to 1080p. (However, look at what happens when we do this — see video.)The 4K footage in the viewer has remained the same scale. If we were to insert a 4K file onto a 1080p timeline, then we would have to decrease the scale of the 4K file to fit into the viewer completely, right? But Resolve has an image scaling process that will change how your footage interacts with a timeline with a different resolution.To adjust these properties, we need to drop down one panel to Image Scaling. Here, you will find an Input Scaling option, which controls the resolution of mismatched media. The default says “scale entire image to fit,” which is what happened to our footage. However, we can change that to “center crop with no resizing,” and when we do so, the image in the timeline has resorted to its recorded resolution.There may be a time when you’re working with 4K and you want the majority of clips to decrease in scale, leaving only a few at the default size so you can crop and zoom in and so forth. Well, changing the entire timeline properties is going to be cumbersome. So, instead, after changing the timeline resolution, close the settings panel, select the 4K clip that you want to keep at default size, open the inspector, and scroll down to the scaling section. Here, instead of using the project settings, change them to crop, which will then override the 1080p project setting.Optimized MediaLet’s look at one more basic setting that may improve your Resolve workflow if you feel like playback is sluggish. There’s no denying that Resolve needs a somewhat-powerful machine to operate efficiently. However, even my computer, which is reasonably well-kitted-out, struggles with high-resolution files with a significant data rate. There are two things we can do to lighten the load. We can go to Playback > Proxy mode and lower the resolution of the playback.You can see the drastic decrease when I switch playback to a quarter resolution. (It’s important to remember that when you’re doing this, you’re not doing anything to clips of the timeline; it’s just a playback setting.) However, as you can see, this isn’t ideal if we’re editing footage that requires close analysis of the details in the shot. Everything is blurred. So, what we can do is generate optimized media.To do this, you right-click on a clip and select “generate optimized media.” Resolve will then create a proxy file at a lower resolution and format for real time playback. But what resolution and format? Well, let’s head back to Project Settings > Master Settings and scroll until you reach Optimized Media and Render Cache. Here you can choose what resolution and format you want for these files.So, we’ve only skimmed the surface of editing in Resolve in this miniseries; there’s so much more to this software, but as with most things, you’ll primarily learn by running into an obstacle, searching for a solution, and implementing the fix. So, if you do get stuck, you can find a library of solutions here.We hope, if you’re entirely new to editing in Resolve, that after this crash course you’ll have a basic understanding of how to edit with the software. Good luck!Interested in the tracks we used to make this video?“Relaxing in Vermont” by Chill Study“Brooklyn Drive” by Chill Study“Be Gentle” by Ben BeinyLooking for more DaVinci Resolve tutorials? Check these out.DaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — Delivering Your ContentDaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — Working with Audio on The Edit PageDaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — The Edit ToolsDaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — The Edit PageDaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — The Media Page In part 6 of our six-part video series The DaVinci Resolve 15 Crash Course, we take a look at the basic settings you need to know to use all these tips.In the final episode of the new editor-friendly Resolve 15 crash course, we’re going to cover the remaining settings you need to know to put all these tutorials to use. Don’t worry though: we’re not diving headfirst into technical jargon and advanced settings — we’re just going to cover the settings that new editors might want to check before getting started in Resolve.If you need to brush up on the series, you can watch the first episode here.All right. Let’s get started.last_img read more

ATP rankings: Novak Djokivic retains top spot

first_imgSerb Novak Djokovic, who won the US Open earlier this month, retained the top spot in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings with 16,145 points. The rating have been released a packed week of Davis Cup action.There were no changes in the top ten men’s rankings. Swiss Roger Federer still held second place, followed by Britain’s Andy Murray, reports Efe.ATP ranking and point scores1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 16,145 Points2. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 9,4203. Andy Murray (Scotland) 8,8004. Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 6,0055. Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) 5,0506. Kei Nishikori (Japan) 5,0157. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 3,7708. David Ferrer (Spain) 3,6959. Milos Raonic (Canda) 2,79010. Gilles Simon (France) 2,560.last_img read more