Councillor encourages people to go out and deface English signs

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor has said he is encouraging people to go out and deface English tourism signs in the Gaeltacht region.It comes as a number of the signs including a number for the Wild Atlantic Way were scribbled out leaving just the Irish language version.Local Independent county councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig has refused to condemn the attacks on the tourism signs. In fact, he said he encourages anyone who feels strongly enough about the Irish language to go out and take “direct action.”He said “Some people have decided not to be silenced while watching a very beautiful and progressive language dying.“I fully support this action and I would ask others to go out and if they believe direct action then do what they have to do. I will not condemn it.”Councillor Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla EasbuigA number of such signs have been scrawled over in a number of local areas in West Donegal including Gaoth Dobhair and Ranafast. Councillor Mac Giolla Easbuig said he does not accept the destruction of the English language version of the signs will hinder tourists.He added “If a tourist comes all the way from a remote area of Italy, then surely they can find their way around West Donegal.“Tourism can play a part and can be of economic benefit to our community and I welcome it to a point.“But I don’t believe that we should sell out our own language which is thousands of years old and much older than English just for tourism.“In fact, tourists come to the Gaeltacht area to experience our culture and our language. “These are people who are taking a stand for our language and I will not condemn their actions in any way.”Councillor encourages people to go out and deface English signs was last modified: August 19th, 2019 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:GAELTACHTGaoth DobhairMicheal Mac Giolla EasbuigsignsWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Call made for specialist drug sniffer dog for Donegal

first_imgCalls have been made for a specialist drugs sniffer dog to be sent to Donegal.The call was made at today’s meeting of the Joint Policing Committee at County House in Lifford.The issue was raised following a discussion on combatting drugs across the county. Garda Chief Superintendent said that despite an increase in the availability of drugs, her drugs unit had decreased because of resources.County councillor Michael McClafferty said the availability of a drugs dog would be a real asset in the fight against the spread of drugs.He suggested the dog could be allowed loose in colleges or schools to sniff out drugs in schools.The suggestion received the report of committee member James Trearty who said the suggestion had real merit as did county councillor Nicholas Crossan. “We have a huge coastline and a huge area to cover so such an addition could be very worthwhile,” said Mr Trearty.Chief Supt McGinn said there were no plans to add such a dog to the drugs unit in Donegal.However, she added that the Revenue Commissioners did have a dog and that Gardai have a very good relationship with them and that they could utilise their dog if needed.Call made for specialist drug sniffer dog for Donegal was last modified: December 9th, 2019 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:DOGdonegaldrugsplansnifferlast_img read more

Insulating Behind Kneewalls

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Although I wrote a 2012 article for Fine Homebuilding on ways to insulate the cramped attic behind a kneewall, I’ve never written such an article for GBA. So it’s clearly time for a comprehensive article on the topic.A kneewall is sometimes defined as “a short wall under a sloped ceiling.” A typical kneewall is between 3 and 5 feet high. In most cases, a room with a kneewall has a sloped ceiling that extends from the top of the kneewall to normal ceiling height—about 8 feet off the floor. At that point the sloped ceiling usually transitions to a horizontal ceiling.This description applies to the top floor of many one-and-a-half-story homes (like Cape Cod homes) or to a typical bonus room above a garage. Kneewalls can also be found on the top floor of some three-story or four-story buildings.The illustration below shows the various components I’m talking about. (Note that the word “kneewall” refers to the short wall—not to the cramped attic behind the kneewall.)If you are insulating a house with kneewalls, you face an important decision: Should the triangular attics behind the kneewalls be included in the home’s conditioned space, or should they be excluded?For a variety of reasons, the best approach is to include these triangular attics within the home’s conditioned space. Bringing the triangular attic into the home’s conditioned space makes the task of air sealing much simpler, and is the only acceptable method to use if the triangular attic includes ducts or plumbing pipes.If you go this route, you’ll need to insulate along the sloped roof assembly, all the way from the area above the top plate of the exterior wall (at the floor of the attic) up to the “top attic” above the horizontal ceiling… last_img read more

Capture Intense Cinematic Action With High Shutter Speed

first_imgHigh shutter speed is the secret ingredient of thrilling action cinematography. Here’s everything you need to know about the technique.Have you ever watched a war film or an action film and wondered why certain scenes look so clean and intense? Why certain scenes have an almost raw sharpness to them? It’s hard to explain — but you know it when you see it. This look is usually achieved one of two ways: high frame rate or high shutter speed.We’ve written about the use of high frame rate in film and video production before. Now let’s turn our attention to high shutter speed. Here’s a video from Story & Heart (via Vimeo Video School) that covers the differences between high shutter speed and high frame rate.The basics: higher shutter speeds introduce less light to the sensor. As less light is introduced, less motion blur is seen. This gives the footage a look of hyperreality. A sharpness and crispness that almost overwhelms your brain. Before we dive deeper, let’s look at the differences between capturing high shutter speed on a video camera versus a cinema camera.Shutter Speed vs. Shutter AngleShutter speed is calculated by fractions (speed) in video cameras such as DSLRs. In cinema cameras, it’s calculated in degrees (angles). Look at it like this: if you have a 1/50 shutter speed in a DSLR camera, that same shutter in a cinema camera would be a 172.8 degree shutter angle. Pro Video Coalition has a great breakdown on how to get an accurate calculation of both shutter speed and shutter angle.Here’s a quick and easy conversion chart from the article. The numbers below show the shutter equivalent between speed and angle.1/32 = 2701/48 = 1801/50 = 172.81/60 = 1441/96 = 901/120 = 72 Live SportsImage via ShutterstockSports videography might be the one area of the media industry where high shutter speed is used most. From the NFL to Red Bull Action Sports, high shutter speed is ubiquitous in the sports world.The technique ensures that audiences feel they’re missing none of the action on the field of play. Every moment and move is captured without motion blur, as seen in this (sadly non-embeddable) cinematic look of Super Bowl 50 from the NFL.Film and TelevisionHigh shutter speed really took hold of audience imaginations in the late 90s, thanks to Steven Spielberg and cinematographer Janusz Kaminski. Their use of the technique to vividly capture the horrors of World War II in Saving Private Ryan was a watershed moment.Video via MovieclipsBecause they used a high shutter speed (or, rather, a low shutter angle), every second of the action is crystal clear; there’s no motion blur to diffuse the image. This technique was replicated only a few years later in Ridley Scott’s blockbuster, Gladiator. Cinematographer John Mathieson used the technique to elevate the intensity of violence to another level.Video via MovieclipsPerhaps the best recent application of the technique is found in Mad Max: Fury Road. Director George Miller and cinematographer John Seale used high shutter speed — in conjunction with speed ramping and frame speed — to create a truly frenetic experience.Video via jenjaesxAlways consider your motivation when using high shutter speed. Sure, you can use it simply because it looks, well, cool. But using it to transform a viewer’s experience into something more immersive is even better.Using high shutter speed can really give you a powerful image. Putting substance over style and having proper motivation will prevent you from wearing out your audience’s senses.Have you had success working with high shutter speed? Do you enjoy seeing this technique in film and television? Share your thoughts in the comments below.last_img read more

Professor demands bribe from some students appearing for supplementary exams

first_imgA case was registered Sunday against a senior faculty member of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) in Nirmal district, for allegedly demanding bribe from some students appearing for supplementary exams to give them pass marks, police said.Offense under sectionsBased on a complaint by the RGUKT Administrative Officer, a case was registered against assistant professor Ravi Varala under IPC sections 409 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation), they said.Accusations Ravi Varala was accused of demanding money from some students who were appearing for their backlog subjects to give qualifying marks and awarding extra marks in the supplementary examination, they added.Investigation The University authorities said an inquiry was conducted and prima-facie it was found that he allegedly took money from them to give pass marks.A report was submitted to the Vice-Chancellor of the university, who ordered a termination of his services, police said.Further investigation is underway, they said.About Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT)Established by the Goverment of Andhra Pradesh vide a special act of legislation, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) Basar campus is located in Basar, Nirmal District, Telangana. The campus is set in about 272 acres just a short distance from the banks of river Godavari.The university houses about 6000 students along with 250 faculty members and 120 support staff within its campus. The residential university comprises Academic blocks with more than 140 ICT equipped classrooms, well – equipped laboratories, libraries with more than 1,00,000 volumes, boys’ and girls’ hostels and mess blocks that provide quality and nutritious food. The campus is more or less self-sustained with a Laundromat, bank, ATM, Shopping Complex, post office, primary health center, etc. It also has indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, well-equipped gymnasium, courts for basketball, badminton, table tennis, cricket, other sports, and games area.advertisementAlso read: CBI arrests six for rigging BITS Pilani online examlast_img read more