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first_img== Kirk Hunter ==Scottish Association of Master BakersYou know you are important when the government devises a policy just for you. That’s been the situation in recent months for Scottish bakers considering Scotland’s first National Food Policy.The consultation exercise has just closed and the response of Scottish Association of Master Bakers (SAMB) is in. What have we asked for? A government to work with us in making baking more competitive, innovative, skilled – and profitable.New policies should be constructive and enabling, and not focused on additional regulations and limitations. These are reasonable requests and we look forward to the next phase of debate.However, the main thrust of our response was critical. It concentrated on how bakers feel badly let down on skills. In the South, talk is of the exciting initiatives underway regarding skills academies and centres of excellence, and of the massive amounts of money now available to train within the workplace under the Leitch Report recommendations.Scotland seems to be going its own way on all this and the direction of travel is worrying. Under- funding of workplace training – both for youngsters and, more critically, older workers, will undermine the very people the government is busy telling us are so vital to the Scottish economy – bakers and the rest of the food industry.The funding gap compared to England and Wales is alarming. Lack of action now will guarantee that future generations of bakers will be facing major shortages of skilled workers and that will damage businesses and the Scottish economy.last_img read more

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy apologizes for T-shirt choice, flip-flops on OAN

first_imgHubbard appeared in a video with Gundy on Monday evening and apologized for not going to directly to his coach. Gundy said he met with players and added that he would make changes to improve the program’s culture.Hubbard offered a terse reaction to Gundy’s apology Tuesday. A step in the right direction.— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) June 16, 2020Gundy told reporters in April that he admired OAN for being even-handed in its news presentation. The network has been described by media as a far-right-wing outlet that is fiercely loyal to President Donald Trump, enabling of Russian propagandists and devoted to advancing conspiracy theories. BENDER: Gundy needs to talk less, listen more “Our players expressed their feelings as individuals and as team members. They helped me see through their eyes how the T-shirt affected their hearts. Once I learned how that network felt about Black Lives Matter, I was disgusted and knew that it was completely unacceptable to me,” Gundy said.”I want to apologize to all members of our team, former players and their families for the pain and discomfort that has been caused over the last two days. Black lives matter to me. Our players matter to me. “These meetings with our team have been eye-opening and will result in positive changes for Oklahoma State football. I sincerely hope the Oklahoma State family near and far will accept my humble apology as we move forward.”— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) June 16, 2020A tweeted photograph of Gundy wearing an OAN shirt while on a fishing trip angered Cowboys 2,000-yard running back Chuba Hubbard, who threatened Monday on Twitter to sit out team activities in protest. Current and former OSU players backed Hubbard and then added allegations of racist behavior by Gundy. The coach did not address the racism claims in his apology Tuesday. Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy said Tuesday he was sorry for causing “pain and discomfort” by wearing the T-shirt of a cable news channel that has called the Black Lives Matter movement a “farce” and other names.Gundy recorded a one-minute video apology after a meeting with Cowboys players, many of whom were angry about the shirt. He appeared to be reading a statement as he said his opinion of One America News Network had changed. He was an admirer until Tuesday. last_img read more

History Channel partners for show

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – A sneak preview of a History Channel special will be one of the highlights of the fifth annual College of the Canyons student holiday art exhibition and sale that opens Wednesday and runs through Dec. 10 in the college’s art gallery. “We have a marvelous opportunity to be partnering with the History Channel to present the continuous showing of the behind-the-scenes making of `Da Vinci and the Code he Lived By,”‘ said gallery director Joanne Julian. This 20-minute glimpse precedes the premiere of the upcoming Da Vinci special on the history station, airing Dec. 4. The History Channel will sponsor the event and host a wine and cheese reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the campus art gallery. The community is invited to view the film and begin holiday shopping. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Sales will benefit student artists and Friends of the Fine Arts, the college foundation support group. The exhibition and sale will include artworks from across the creative disciplines. “I am always impressed with the quality and uniqueness of student art,” said Sue Bozman, director of public information at the college. “As we head toward the holiday gift-giving season, this exhibition and sale provides a unique opportunity to view and purchase truly one-of-a-kind gifts and support good causes at the same time.” Holiday gifts purchased from the gallery store benefit the exhibition programs. The college art gallery and store is open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The gallery is closed Sundays, Mondays, Fridays and all college holidays. The gallery is in the Media and Fine Arts building on campus. Admission to the reception and gallery showing is free. A $1 parking permit may be obtained from the machines in the south parking lot and in lot No. 6. Those who attend may park in the student lots. For information, call (661) 362-3612. last_img

Latest: Man Utd 4 QPR 0

first_imgQPR are being demolished at Old Trafford, where goals from Angel Di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata have put Manchester United in total control.Rangers threw in the towel after Di Maria’s 24th-minute free-kick – his first goal for United.Following a needless foul by Clint Hill, the Argentine whipped a great delivery in from the right flank that flashed past everyone, including Rob Green, and into the far corner of the net.Di Maria was also involved in United’s second, carrying the ball 50 yards before finding Rooney.The England captain’s shot was blocked but Herrera pounced on the loose ball and belted home from near the edge of the penalty area.Rooney fired past Green at his near post a minute before the break, taking full advantage after Steven Caulker was far too slow to challenge him.And more diabolical defending led to Mata making it four on 58 minutes, the former Chelsea man finishing easily after being left totally unmarked to collect Di Maria’s scuffed shot.QPR, thrashed 4-0 at Tottenham in their last away league match, had got men behind the ball and managed to keep United at bay in the opening 20 minutes.Rio Ferdinand, playing against the club he spent 12 years with, was given a rousing reception by the home fans and was presented with a special trinket by United legend Sir Bobby Charlton just before kick-off.But Ferdinand and the rest of the visiting defence were soon under pressure as United, full of optimism after a number of eye-catching signings, made a predictably high-tempo start to the game.Rangers, without injured midfielders Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch, and with Sandro making his debut, have barely threatened.However, after going behind they were gifted a chance to equalise out of nothing.David de Gea’s misjudgement left the United keeper in no man’s land, but Matt Phillips’ tame effort was easily cleared by Jonny Evans.Armand Traore, on as a half-time substitute, burst forward from left-back early in the second half and set up Niko Kranjcar.The Croatian, making his first appearance since returning to Rangers on loan, saw his effort saved by the legs of De Gea – a rare opening for Harry Redknapp’s side before United scored again. QPR: Green; Isla, Caulker, Ferdinand, Hill (Traore 45); Sandro, Kranjcar, Fer; Phillips, Hoilett; Austin (Vargas 59).Subs: McCarthy, Zamora, Onuoha, Taarabt, Henry.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Video Inspiration: The 12 Basic Principles of Animation

first_imgWhat makes a good animation? Follow the 12 basic principles outlined by the Walt Disney Company. This video illustrates them beautifully!The early animators at Walt Disney Studios (during the 1930’s) developed a list of 12 basic animation principles to give their project’s character and personality.Professional motion designer Cento Lodigiani took these 12 principles and demonstrated them using basic shape animations. The resulting video is executed with a charming simplicity. Cento used shape layers in After Effects to create the animation. Here’s hoping he comes out with a tutorial video to show us his process!Visit Cento’s Tumblr “The 12 Principles” to check out GIF animations of each principle.This is quick and worthwhile viewing for anyone interested in animation, motion graphics or design. Great work, Cento!last_img read more

The Benefits of Working with 4K Footage in a 1080 Sequence

first_imgEven if your viewers aren’t watching your content in 4K, there are still benefits to shooting at this resolution. Here are five things to keep in mind.Sure, not everybody watches your work in 4K, even if that’s how you intend viewers to see it. But that’s no reason to stop recording in 4K. Here are five reasons why.1. Reframe the ShotThe first and most obvious reason to use 4K footage in your 1080p projects is that you can reframe your shot. With 4K you have more than double the working space. This gives you room to scale up and move your shot around to fine-tune the composition. Use this to get your eye-line in the upper third, get rid of any unwanted headroom, or turn a medium shot into a close-up.2. Use One Take Multiple TimesBeing able to change the framing of your shot from a medium to a close-up is like having two cameras. This means you can use one take multiple times. Naturally, this gives you added versatility in the editing room, allowing you to create a sequence of shots from one angle. Simply cut the clip and then reframe one of the shots. You can also use this method to avoid jump cuts in interview shots.3. Create Camera MovesWhile you can reframe your shot with the scale, rotation, and position properties, remember that all of these attributes are also keyframable. So not only can you change the composition of your shot, you can also create zoom and pedestal moves. I recommend that you keep these moves subtle — if you push it too far, it will start to look fake.4. Stabilize Your FootageWhen you use the Warp Stabilizer effect, it will automatically stabilize, crop, and scale your clip. It scales the footage up so that you can’t see the cropped edges of the frame. The beauty of the 4K to 1080p workflow is that you can stabilize your footage inside a native 4K sequence and then nest it inside a 1080p sequence. This will keep those pesky cropped edges from showing up. (At the time of publication, you can only stabilize footage in Premiere Pro if the resolution of the clip matches the sequence.)5. Perfectly Position GraphicsWhen you’re adding text to a video, it can be quite difficult to make the text stand out. Graphics can easily blend into certain parts of a shot or just look out of place due to the framing. Working with a 4K high-resolution clip allows you to scale and reposition, giving you total control over the positioning of the background. Having such tight control over the background will make working with text and other graphic elements easier. Looking for more video production tutorials? Check these out.What Else Can You Do with Your 360° and VR Video Footage?Everything to Know About Layer Styles in After Effects7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Blackmagic’s URSA Mini ProFree Practical Lighting Techniques for a Cinematic LookVideo Tutorial: What Does “Dirtying the Frame” Mean?last_img read more

‘Aussie swimmers free to skip CWG’

first_imgAfter corruption taint and delay in the completion of its venues, the Commonwealth Games (CWG) now faces boycott by foreign players. Australian swimmers could be the first to do so. With the 2010 CWG already under the security scanner, Australia has said that members of its swimming squad are free to fly back home any time if they feel unsafe in Delhi for the Games in October. According to reports, Swimming Australia president David Urquhart has said that the safety of their athletes comes first and there will be no pressure on them to participate in the Games. He said there is no pressure at all on the Australian swimmers to go to New Delhi. “If they don’t want to go that will be their decision and there will be no recourse. If they arrive there and they feel unsafe and they don’t like the place and want to get out, we fly them back,” Urquhart told Australian media.The strong reaction from Australia comes after the attack on an Indian swimmer in Chennai on Sunday. India’s CWG medal prospect — M.B. Balakrishnan — was attacked by a group of unidentified assailants and he may be ruled out of the Games. The 21-year-old swimmer, a backstroke specialist, was on his way to the pool for a morning practice session when he was attacked by four unidentified men. The assailants fled when the local people rushed to the swimmer’s rescue. A severely wounded Balakrishnan was then rushed to a private hospital. Balakrishnan’s coach Chandrasekar said that the swimmer might not be able to participate in the Games since only 28 days are left for the event. Balakrishnan however sounded optimistic.advertisementlast_img read more

9 months agoHull City whiz Jarrod Bowen cools Spurs, Everton talk

first_imgHull City whiz Jarrod Bowen cools Spurs, Everton talkby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHull City whiz Jarrod Bowen insists he’s not pushing to leave this month.Bowen has been linked with Everton and Tottenham.The Hull star, who has bagged 13 goals this season, was named Championship Player of the Month for December.“There is always going to be interest in every single player when you play well, but I’ve got agents that represent me that take care of that and they didn’t say anything to me,” Bowen said on Sky Sports.“It is nice to see your name linked to some teams, but I am a Hull City player and as far as I’m aware it is just rumours.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Tennessee Congratulates Former Vol Star Eric Berry On 1st Interception After Battle With Cancer

first_imgEric Berry picks off pass for the Chiefs.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 04: Eric Berry #29 of the Kansas City Chiefs returns an interception on a failed two-point converstion for two points against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 4, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Tennessee great Eric Berry has made a triumphant return to the NFL this season after a battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cost him the end of his 2014 campaign. Berry returned to the game with the Kansas City Chiefs this year, and has been honored by his alma mater at Neyland Stadium. Today, in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he recorded his first interception after his return.Eric Berry gets his first #interception since beating cancer. #BerryStrong #PITvsKC— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) October 25, 2015 Tennessee congratulated the Vols great on the big play. It is great to see Berry back out there.last_img read more