A US based Liberian athlete, Wellington Zaza, is representing Liberia in the 2014 World Junior Championship in Eugene, USA, the Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) has said.The Junior Championship began on Tuesday, July 22 to conclude on Sunday, July 27, 2014.According to LAF’s vice president for technical Affairs, Frederick Krah, the 3-man delegation is headed by Fatima Mohammed (a retired Liberian female Olympian).Athlete Zaza achieved his entry into the World Junior Championship by running 14:00 and 52:56 Seconds in both the 110m/400m respectively; times above the minimum standards (14:64 and 53:30 seconds) requirement for the competition.According to a release from the LAF secretariat, the trip is sponsored by Dr. Grace-Ann Dinkins, a philanthropist and three-time Liberian Olympian.Meanwhile, Zaza emerged third in last Tuesday’s event in the 110m amongst eight nationals, with US and German athletes Theophile Viltz and Patrick Elger surfacing first and second respectively.Zaza’s third place qualified him to the semifinals of the 110m and is the only African. The semi-final was on up to press time yesterday. Wellington Zaza was born on January 20, 1995. He is 19.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
If you’re looking for a solution to bring your Final Cut Pro X videos into Premiere Pro, this would be it! In the following video, Dan Allen shows you how to convert your FCPX projects for Premiere Pro.Ideally it’s always a good idea to start your rough edits in the same application you’ll be finish editing with (and maybe use some specialized applications along the way for graphics and color grading). Whenever you bounce between editing apps some things will no doubt get ‘lost in translation’.That being said, there are instances when you may need to ‘convert’ your video editing projects from one app to another. Maybe you’ve outgrown your more basic editing solution (in this case FCPX) and are in need of a more robust alternative (Premiere Pro). Premiumbeat favorite Dan Allen, shares his workflow for getting Final Cut Pro X projects into Premiere Pro, as well as the pros and cons of this workflow.FCPX projects will not automatically open up in Premiere. So, to make the conversion you’ll need a utility app called Xto7. Intially it was designed to open up Final Cut Pro X projects in Final Cut Pro 7, but it also works with Premiere. The app will set you back $50, but for the pro editor that’s making a big switch from FCPX to Premiere it’s a small price to pay.You can download Xto7 over at the Mac Store.Although the translation between apps is quick, it certainly isn’t fool proof. Titles created in FCPX will not open up in Premiere. Mixed resolution projects will not auto scale to the frame size you have set in Premiere Pro. Also, any 5.1 surround sound mixing you do in FCPX won’t carry over (more on this robust audio tool here).However, these are all pretty small setbacks when you take into account the time it would take to rebuild a FCPX project in Premiere. Plus, you’ll now have access to a nice post production workflow, using the tools in Audition and After Effects.See the Final Cut Pro X to Premiere Pro workflow in action:
Sunny Deol, BJP Parliamentarian from Punjab’s Gurdaspur, has stoked a controversy by appointing a “representative” to attend meetings and follow up important matters on his behalf. Opposition parties have termed the move an insult to voters. The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party criticised Mr. Deol’s decision on Tuesday, accusing him of making a “mockery of democracy.”Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar said in a democracy the voter is always right. “It’s their choice. One has to accept it. Even his voters knew they had it coming. Actually, they perhaps never expected anything more than a selfie with him,” said Mr. Jakhar. “What more can be expected of him? He himself admitted during canvassing that he didn’t know anything about politics. His voters probably never expected him to shift his base to Gurdaspur. You reap what you sow,” he told, The Hindu.AAP’s Harpal Singh Cheema, leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly, said it was absurd for a “public representative” to appoint a “representative.”“It’s an insult to democracy. Mr. Deol’s decision goes to show his lack of seriousness towards the people of his constituency. He is trying to delegate his powers, but he needs to understand this is not the way things work in a democracy. Why did he contest election if he cannot serve his constituency?” wondered Mr. Cheema. “People have elected Sunny Deol and not someone he would like to appoint,” he said.Mr. Deol had recently issued a statement on his official letter-head, appointing his close aide Gurpreet Singh Palheri as his representative. “I hereby appoint Gurpreet Singh Palheri, son of Supinder Singh, resident of village Palheri, district Mohali, Punjab, as my representative to attend meetings and follow important matters pertaining to my Parliamentary constituency, Gurdaspur (Punjab), with concerned authorities,” read the letter dated June 26.‘A non-issue’The actor-turned-politician, meanwhile, said it was unfortunate that a controversy being created out of a non-issue. “I have appointed a personal assistant to represent my office in Gurdaspur. This appointment has been made to ensure smooth flow of work whenever I am out of Gurdaspur to attend Parliament or travelling on work. The intention is merely to ensure that no work is disrupted or delayed due to any reason whatsoever and to keep myself updated on a daily basis,” he tweeted from his official Twitter handle.He added that as an MP he was genuinely committed to the cause of Gurdaspur.
Amala Paul’s Aadai teaser.PR HandoutThe first teaser from Amala Paul’s upcoming movie Aadai came as a shock to the audience across South India. The sensational video raised eyebrows over the bold and nude sequence of the actress. While hardcore cine-goers and a large section of film fraternity appreciated the 27-year old for taking up the courageous role, it also cost her a movie with Vijay Sethupathi.Despite the mixed response, the makers of Aadai are now getting ready to unveil the second teaser from the film. It has been formally announced by director Rathna Kumar on Twitter.””Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you”. Chin up and march on @Amala_ams. #AADAITeaser2 in few days. #AADAI. [sic]” he wrote.However, the date and time of the teaser release have not been revealed yet, but the rumours say that it is likely to be out in the first week of July.Coming to the first teaser, it showcased cops arriving at a building to find a bruised and battered woman in a nude state. Apparently, the scenes indicated that she was a rape victim.However, she paid a big price for her courageous role as she was thrown out of the Vijay Sethupathi’s upcoming movie, presently referred to as VSP33. The actress opened up on the issue in a press release where the actress revealed that she was in Mumbai when the producer sent her the message of her ouster from the flick.”As Chandaraa production always mewls about their budget issues. Out of the blue the producer, Mr. Rathienavelu Kumar, sends me a message stating that he doesn’t want me in the film as my demands and terms doesn’t suit Chandaraa Arts’ project. Only to discover that he is referring to the demand of an accommodation in Ooty. Anyhow, he never bothered to call me before making his conclusions and hastily decided to throw me out of an ongoing project.This brouhaha doesn’t make sense to me. The only thing that sounds vaguely plausible is that he took this decision after the release of ‘Aadai” teaser. It’s just a patriarchal, egoistic, traditional mindset of Chandaraa Arts Production that this is happening right after the release of Aadai teaser and my image is being sabotaged with multiple baseless rumours that are mischievously being floated around in the industry. [sic]” Amala Paul claims.