Chile’s Gonzalo Jara has been banned for sticking his finger up Edinson Cavani’s backside (below) in his nation’s 1-0 Copa America win against Uruguay.Cavani was sent off for giving his opponent a little slap on the face and was not helped by Jara’s theatrical fall, leading to the striker receiving his marching orders.Jara has previous when it comes to provoking players and was caught grabbing Luis Suarez’s man parts in 2013 and attempting to prod Gonzalo Higuain a year earlier.It is also being reported that Jara’s club, Mainz, were outraged by the player’s antics and will look to offload him. 1 Jara clashes with Cavani in the Copa America Jara did the same thing to Higuain few years ago :O pic.twitter.com/gDZRQX6iMM— Josip 🎗️ (@jperkovic93) June 25, 2015//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
Rudo Munqoshi Zapacab is beginning plans to roll out to Unicab’s new southern suburbs based fleet, MyCab, to begin trials with. The founders of the hi tech hailing system, Paul Donner and Rupert Sully. Commuters are able to track the location of the cabs location on a map using a smartphone or computer. (Images: Zapa Cab Facebook) MEDIA CONTACTS • Rupert Sully Zapa Cabs +27 72 189 2047 RELATED ARTICLES • SA’s first green transport service • Cape taxi group takes smart lead • SA drivers urged to drink responsibly • New drive for greener carsGetting a taxi is a little simpler and quicker now, using a taxi hailing service that allows passengers to request a ride at the touch of a button from the convenience of a mobile phone.Zapacab is South Africa’s first home-grown taxi hailing mobile service. It connects people with taxi drivers by smart phones, and is operating in Cape Town and, to a smaller degree, in Johannesburg. The inspiration for Zapacab came from two businessmen, Paul Donner and Rupert Sully, who wanted to improve life for people who used taxis.Sully, the Zapacab chief executive, said the group had created applications that were extremely easy to use for drivers who had little exposure to smart phones and touch screens. “We are the first app to launch in South Africa that allows for the easy hailing of a taxi to a passenger’s door. We are unique in the way in which we are providing a service to empower existing fleets.”Using a smart phone or computer, passengers can log on to the Zapacab website and enter their mobile number and address, and then click on the “zap me a cab” button. “Our web app will automatically detect their position and one of the five closest certified cabs will be sent a message. The first to accept will receive the user’s request and map location. [The user] can monitor the cab approaching on a map,” he explained.The drivers are given mobile phones with the app installed on them. The closest driver to answer the call is then the one to pick up the customer. “The current system of hailing cabs in South Africa is broken. Dispatch systems are inefficient, resulting in waiting times of over 30 minutes. We are adding a technical layer to aggregate existing cabs in southern Africa for a more convenient user experience.”The company worked with about 70 fleet owners and independent cab drivers in the Cape Town CBD. “Additionally, we have recently signed a deal with Rikkis, which will be providing services at only R10 per kilometre to Zapacab users. We are also beginning plans to roll out to Unicab’s new southern suburbs fleet, MyCab, to begin trials with them.” Public transportThe informal public transport system in South Africa is dominated by minibus taxis. This is the cheapest form of transport and the daily lifeline of the bulk of the working population. Minibus taxis are the only form of public transport that penetrates every place in cities and villages, including the poorest shack settlements.According to Arrive Alive, there are approximately 3.9 million public transport commuters in South Africa. The 2.5 million taxi commuters account for over 63 percent of public transport work trips, bus services account for another 22 percent, and the balance takes the train. In addition to the 2.5 million commuters who use minibus taxis as their main mode of travel, there are 325 000 commuters who use taxis as a feeder mode to other public transport services.In Johannesburg, the Gautrain carries about 40 000 train passengers a day, and between 14 000 and 16 000 bus passengers a day. The Gautrain is Africa’s first rapid railway system and comprises two links, one between Pretoria and Johannesburg and other between OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton. It was introduced in 2010 to ease traffic congestion between the country’s economic hub and administrative capital, and give commuters a viable alternative to road transport.Joburg’s bus rapid transit system, Rea Vaya, carries more than 42 000 passengers a day. More than a thousand trips are made each day and 18 500 kilometres are travelled daily by the bus group. The popularity of Rea Vaya has led to a modal shift from vehicle use to bus travel, especially in areas such as Soweto. Many professionals are now choosing to leave their cars at home to catch the bus to work.Cape Town also has an operating bus rapid transit system, called MyCiti. Its average daily ridership figures are over 11 497.
In this roundup, we check out some in-depth tutorials with some sound advice for editing quality audio on your next video project.Ask any industry professional, and they’ll probably tell you the same thing. The number one issue with the majority of low-budget or indie film and video projects doesn’t have anything to do with the cameras, footage, lighting, or acting — it’s the audio.While the reasons for this are numerous and complex, it also comes down to filmmakers merely not thinking about or not caring about audio. It’s often an afterthought because young professionals or hobbyists are simply more excited with scripting, cinematography, and creating fun action sequences or visual effects.However, the truth of the matter remains that audio is a fundamental element in the filmmaking process and should, ideally, get as much focus and attention as any other part of production. If you’d like to read more on recording audio tips, check out these links below:The Indie Filmmaker’s Guide to Recording AudioAudio Tip: How to Get Good Sound on Every Budget9 Things You Should Check Before Recording AudioBut, for the purposes of this article, here are seven in-depth tutorials about editing audio on your film and video projects.1. Remove Audio PopsAsk any industry professional why the number one issue with amateur filmmaking is audio, and the number one audio issue they’ll usually cite is the annoying audio pops. In this tutorial by Zach Ramelan, we get a full primer on not just what audio pops are and how to recognize them, but also how to eliminate and prevent these popping sounds in your audio tracks. You can watch the full tutorial above — as well as follow along with this article here.2. Make Audio Sound BetterIn this Premiere Pro tutorial from tutvid, we get some solid tips and tricks for working with audio (in general) during the edit. From working with and understanding DeNoiser to leveling out audio with the normalize peaks functions to using the multi-band process to add compression, you’ll get plenty of tools to add to your audio editing arsenal.3. Clean up Noisy Audio in Under a MinuteOne of the best tricks for working with audio in the edit is to simply use one of the most powerful tools in the Adobe Creative Cloud — Adobe Audition. In this quick-tip from Logan Baker at Shutterstock Tutorials, we get insights into how to take audio tracks from Premiere Pro in and out of Audition. Audition has some great tools for working with audio, and it can be a powerful resource for cleaning up particularly noisy audio tracks by using the “control noise reduction” functions.You can read more on the process here.4. Fade Music In and OutIf you’re familiar with audio and music files in Premiere Pro, this should be more of a refresher if you already understand the basic fundamentals. However, as we see in this tutorial from AdobeMasters, fading audio music in and out is more than just dropping a default transition onto your timeline. For truly dynamic and functional fade-ins and fade-outs, it takes a solid understanding of how the audio levels need adjusting (and over what periods) to find those perfectly seamless transitions.5. Audio Editing in DaVinci ResolveWhile programs like Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition might get the bulk of the audio editing work in most post-production houses, there’s another great platform that’s truly a audio editing game changer. In this tutorial by Lewis McGregor, we get a look into how to use DaVinci Resolve 15 with your audio files. This tutorial is actually part four of a six-part crash course series on working with DaVinci Resolve for all manner of video production needs — with audio being a great example of how this platform is really a great up-and-coming option to consider.You can read the full article on DaVinci audio editing here.6. Make Dialogue Sound BetterMoving on to specific filmmaking examples of how working with audio can help your projects, in this tutorial by Mike Russell, we dive squarely into working with dialogue recorded for narrative shorts and feature films. Dialogue can be tricky for several reasons, but as Russell demonstrates, there are plenty of tricks at your disposal to handle levels, background noise, cross talk, and splicing together multiple takes that makes editing dialogue audio a fun game rather than an arduous challenge.7. Record ADR DialogueSimilar to dialogue, ADR recording (which stands for “Automatic Dialogue Replacement”) is another necessary part of the audio process. Don’t let the term scare you, though, as this tutorial showcases how it’s often not that difficult to record. And, once you have some solid snippets to use, if you follow the creative tricks outlined above, adding ADR back into your projects can be a great way to cover your tracks, mask mistakes, and create overall better audio tracks for your film and video projects!Read the full write-up on the process here, too.Cover image by PrinceOfLove.For more audio recording and editing advice, tips, and tricks, check out these resources below.The Complete Video Editor’s Guide to Working with MusicChanging the Audio Editing Game with PremiumBeat’s Track StemsSupercharge Your Music Discovery with Our Latest New FeaturesThe Audio Ramp-Up: The Best Transition You Should Be UsingHow Video Editors Can Increase Production Value Using Song Stems
The CBI on Thursday questioned West Bengal’s Tourism Secretary Atri Bhattacharya in connection with the Saradha scam.Officials of the Economic Offences Wing of the agency quizzed Mr. Bhattacharya in his office in New Secretariat Building.According to sources, the agency primarily sought information about funds being given to a private television channel from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund by the State government. The channel was run by the Saradha group and after it went bust in 2013, its employees sought the intervention of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Mr. Bhattacharya. a 1989-batch IAS officer, was the principal of the Information and Cultural Affairs Department then.
South Korean company Samsung has confirmed the reports about launching the successor to the Note at the company’s IFA press conference. The company’s spokesperson on Thursday confirmed the sequel to the Galaxy Note – widely tipped to the called the Galaxy Note 2 – will be announced just before European trade show IFA.”We plan to unveil the next Galaxy Note at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29,” the Samsung spokesperson said.The spokesperson avoided to divulge the details, but the Note 2 is rumoured to have a 5.5-inch screen, up from the 5.3-inches seen on the current Galaxy Note, along with a faster processor and improved camera.Several gudget websites including www.gottabemobile.com and www.mobot.net have earlier claimed about the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.One website has also claimed that the Note’s screen’s resolution would be 1280X720 which means it will sport HD resolution, something that its predecessor did not have on board. About other specifications, it is guessed that it may have a quad-core Exynos processor and the Exynos 4412.Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is likely to be powered by the same quad-core processor which comes with Galaxy S3 – the Exynos 4 Quad. The reports also added that Galaxy Note 2 will be shipped with the latest Android 4.1 OS.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Vives insists Barcelona have no regrets selling Alcacerby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona chief Josep Vives insists there’s no regrets over the sale of Paco Alcacer.Alcacer is starring with Borussia Dortmund this season, while Barca are now in the market for a new backup striker.But Vives says they’re happy with the squad’s makeup.”There is no regret about the departure of Paco Alcacer. The management was very happy with him,” he said. “We are happy that things are going well.”
Chelsea, Southampton chasing Linfield whizkid Charlie Allenby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea and Southampton are both chasing Linfield whizkid Charlie Allen.The 15-year-old has already impressed on trials with Spurs and Manchester City.The Daily Express says Chelsea and Saints want to now run the rule over Allen during a trial period.Rangers are also interested in the Northern Irish attacking midfielder.Allen has already made his debut for the Linfield first-team this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@Pac12NetworkThe 2015 Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament is set to begin this Wednesday, March 11 and conclude on Saturday, March 14. It will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Here’s the bracket, along with the times for each game. Ticket information is available here. (@Pac12Networks)Pac-12 Tournament games will be broadcast on ESPN and Pac-12 Networks. Favorite: ArizonaFew teams in the nation have the talent of Arizona, and the Wildcats proved it with a 28-3 record on the season and 16-2 mark in Pac-12 play. Point guard T.J. McConnell is one of the steadiest floor generals in the nation, and has a number of dynamic scorers, including fantastic freshman Stanley Johnson, Brandon Ashley, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. Few teams have the balanced scoring of Arizona, which has six players averaging at least nine points per game. Arizona’s three losses—at UNLV, at Oregon State, and at Arizona State—came by a total of nine points. The Wildcats will be tough to overcome for their Pac-12 competition in Las Vegas.Sleeper: UCLAFrom December 13 to January 4, UCLA lost five straight games, and the Bruins’ NCAA Tournament chances looked bleak. UCLA finished the season 11-5 with big wins over Oregon and Utah, and now the Bruins are right on the bubble, and can help themselves with a good showing in Las Vegas. UCLA has five very capable scorers averaging over 10 points per game, but depth is a major concern. Bryce Alford, Isaac Hamilton, Kevon Looney, and Norman Powell all average over 30 minutes per game. Tony Parker averages just under 25 minutes per game, and only three other players play at least 10 minutes each night. If UCLA can keep its guys fresh, the starting five can compete with anyone else in the Pac-12, and with the tournament on the line, the Bruins will definitely be motivated to make a deep run.
New Delhi: An information-stealing computer malware by masking as a message from the Income Tax Department has been found prowling in the Indian cyberspace, a federal cybersecurity agency has warned in a recent advisory. “A phishing and malware campaign is active since at least September 12 and is targeting individuals as well as financial organisations. The campaign involves fake emails purporting to be sent from Indian Income Tax Department,” the CERT-In said its latest advisory. Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) is the national agency to combat hacking, phishing incidents and to fortify security-related defences of the Indian Internet domain. While phishing denotes to a category of cybercrime where a person’s personal vital information like banking, credit card details and passwords are stolen, malware is an e-virus. A senior tax official said fraud links faking the I-T department are often used by fraudsters as people are very concerned and serious about their tax filing, refunds and other businesses with the department.