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first_img4. Sony a7S IIBest usesWeddings and events filmed in low-light environments, timelapses, excellent low-cost alternative for filmmakers seeking the “cinematic look.”ReviewBoth the a7S and the a7S II garner praise for their low light sensor and for good reason. Perhaps the best low light sensor in this price range, the a7S II has a max ISO of 409,600 — though the footage, in my opinion, is unusable at that point. But you can push it to 12,800 and still have usable footage — though I’ve shot at 3200 with negligible noise.The SLog-3 profile is an excellent profile to work with when color grading, and it gives you a nice flat image to work with in post.The a7 series in general is a dynamite favorite for timelapse photographers. I would recommend the a7S II for those who are specifically looking to capture timelapses while traveling and still have a photo camera that takes great images.Rental price (4-day rental) — $160.00Click here for the LensProToGo Rental Kit for the Sony a7S II.Cost-to-rig — $400-$600Portability — 5Highly portableProsCompact form factor makes it a highly portable and less intrusive option.5-axis internal stabilization makes it a great choice for travelers who don’t have gimbals on hand.SLog-3 picture profile is one of the most popular profiles for its flat image, and it gives you lots of room to color grade.ConsShort battery life (30-40 mins continuous use) and therefore need spares on hand.Sony menus are less intuitive than the ARRI, RED, and Blackmagic menus.Can overheat when shooting 4K for longer periods of time.Limited high frame rate options; no high frame rates at 4K.In-depth ReviewsCheck out this in-depth review of the Sony a7S ii by Caleb Wojcik.Inspiration 5. Panasonic Lumix GH5 3. Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6KBest usesLower-budget short films and commercials with little to no graphics, shoulder mount ergonomics makes it a favorite for documentaries; very versatile camera.ReviewI love the Blackmagic series. I’m a big fan of the Pocket Cinema Camera, which I mention in this post — Build Your First Filmmaking Kit for Less Than $5,000.The form factor of the URSA is personally the largest form factor that I’ll travel internationally with. In daylight, the Blackmagic sensors work wonders, colors are balanced, and I prefer the skin tones of Blackmagic sensors over RED’s DRAGON sensor.Rental price (4-day rental) — $366.00Click here for the LensProToGo Rental Kit for the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro.Cost-to-rig — $800-$1,200Portability — 3Somewhat portablePros4.6K resolution; best option for the price.Internal ND filters.Swap between EF, PL, and B4 lens mounts.Programmable buttons on the exterior of the camera for quick access to functionality.Ergonomic design, and weight distribution is great for shoulder mounted shots.ConsNoise present at low ISOs, not recommended as a low light cameraIn-depth ReviewsInspiration 2. RED RAVEN 4.5KBest usesBudget features, short films, and commercials that are graphics-heavy and shot in artificial light environments; a favorite among high-end wedding videographers.ReviewAn excellent choice for DPs who want to enter the RED playing field.Rental price (4-day rental) — $750.00Click here for the LensProToGo Rental Kit for the RED RAVEN.Cost-to-rig — $800-$1,500Portability — 3Somewhat portable.ProsModular design makes it versatile and integrates nicely with drones, MOVIs, and Ronins.120fps at 4.5K is great for the price point.16 stops of dynamic range, plus HDRx (2 frame recording, letting you shoot two exposures), which allows for great flexibility in post.User friendly menu and interface.ConsYou have to use RED mini mags.Change of crop factors for different resolutions (4.5K = 1.87x; 2K = 3.74x).No built-in NDs.Noise present at 3200 ISO.In-depth ReviewsInspirationcenter_img We take a look at choosing between the ALEXA Mini, RED RAVEN, URSA Mini Pro, a7S II, or GH5. Here are the 5 best cameras to rent or buy for video production.Top image via Blackmagic Design.Lower prices and new top-tier features make choosing the right camera difficult. This roundup will help you find the right camera for the job.Like never before, camera manufacturers are tuning in and intently listening to their customers’ feedback. That means companies like ARRI, RED, Blackmagic, Sony, and Panasonic are pushing out some of their best models to date, and packing them with the features and improvements we’ve been begging them for.ARRI overhauled the form factor of the ALEXA, moving toward a more modular design with the Mini at the behest of MOVI and drone pilots. Panasonic’s GH5 is rocking the DSLR/mirrorless shooter industry with powerful in-camera stabilization and high frame rate options for 4K, making it a great option for travelers and small-budget documentaries. And Blackmagic took a bold step away from functional minimalism with the URSA Mini Pro’s programmable buttons and sought-after ENG functionalities, such as internal ND filters.In this camera roundup, I’ll be sharing my recommendations for how (and when) to use these stellar cameras:ARRI ALEXA MiniRED RAVENBlackmagic URSA Mini ProSony aS7 IIPanasonic Lumix GH5I’ll cover their most popular features, pros and cons, price points, best-use scenarios, and even share the inspiring work by DPs who are using these cameras to create truly cinematic work.My Process for Rating and Reviewing These CamerasWhen researching this camera roundup, I used several benchmarks to help compare these models. I grade each camera in the following areas:Rental priceEstimated cost-to-rigPortabilityPros & consBest usesI based all rental prices and cost-to-rig estimates on a four-day rental period from the rental house LensProToGo (my personal go-to rental company for about 99% of my projects).I based the portability rating on my own experience with the cameras — as well as from user feedback pulled from B&H and Amazon. My ratings use the following scale:1 — not portable2 — difficult to transport3 — somewhat portable4 — portable5 — highly portableI’ve also included a link to the best in-depth reviews of each camera, as well as finished films shot using these cameras.Let’s get to it.1. ARRI ALEXA MiniBest UsesMid-range budget feature films and short films, commercials, or music videos shot in low or natural light environments — and anything in true anamorphic.ReviewFar and away the most expensive option in our review today — but rightfully so in many respects.The ALEXA Mini was originally a companion camera to the larger ALEXA unit. Its modular design makes it an extremely versatile camera. Designed largely based on user feedback, the form factor was a highly sought-after improvement suggested by MOVI and drone pilots who wanted the excellent quality of the ALEXA sensor, but in a smaller form factor.A recent firmware update allows DPs to shoot full gate on ALEXA’s 4:3 sensor, making it an excellent choice for cinematographers who want to shoot true anamorphic without cropping the sensor.Rental price (4-day rental) — $2,365.00Click here for the LensProToGo Rental Kit for the ARRI ALEXA Mini.Cost-to-rig — $1,800-$2,450Portability — 4Portable (Note: Depending on your rig configuration, the ALEXA Mini can be very portable, or downright stone-like.)ProsModular design makes it extremely versatile, and it integrates nicely with drones, MOVIs, and Ronins.Unparalleled color science and beautiful skintones.4:3 full sensor license allows you to shoot true anamorphic without cropping the sensor.Can be stripped down and highly portable or rigged to the hilt, depending on your needs.ConsDoes not shoot true 4K (3.2K upscaled in camera)In-depth ReviewsLooking for more on the ALEXA Mini? Check out this in-depth review by Atlanta-based filmmaker, Brent Zaffino.Inspiration Best usesLow-budget documentaries and travel.ReviewThe GH5 lets you shoot 4K at 60 fps. No doubt this is the functionality that has the DSLR/mirrorless filmmaking community most excited, and rightfully so: no other DSLR/mirrorless camera for the price has come close to this.Another feature that has me thinking seriously about purchasing the GH5 is the dual SD card slot. Mostly seen on higher-end production cameras, this feature means backing up footage, or recording full output to one card, and proxies on another saving time in post.Rental price (4-day rental) — $124.00Click here for the LensProToGo Rental Kit for the Panasonic GH5.Cost-to-rig — $400-$600Portability — 5Highly portablePros60 fps at 4K resolution.Compact form factor and 5-axis internal stabilizer makes it a great option for travelers.Dual SD card slots.ConsMicro four-thirds lens mount; you’ll need adaptors if you’re using Canon, Nikon, or Sony glass.Short battery life and therefore you need spares on hand.In-depth ReviewsCheck out this in-depth review of the Panasonic GH5 by Michael Maher on Premium Beat.Inspirationlast_img read more

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first_imgSpeculation is rife about the fate of Tripura’s Director General of Police Akhil Kumar Shukla who has not joined service though his 70-day leave is over. Additional Director General Rajiv Singh has been holding the charge in his absence.The 1986 batch IPS officer has reportedly returned to the State, but did not join office. Sources in the government said on Friday that Mr. Shukla was advised to wait before resuming duties. They further said the government was planning to shift him to a new position.The BJP-led coalition government had transferred a number of officers, including then Chief Secretary Lalit Kumar Gupta, without citing any specific reason. Mr. Gupta was made director-general of SIPARD, but he opted to go on a long leave.The State’s BJP-led coalition government was reportedly not satisfied with the functioning of several bureaucrats and top police officers during the conduct of the Lok Sabha election. It held their ‘mismanagement’ responsible for the Election Commission going in for fresh polls in nearly 500 booths under the West Tripura Lok Sabha constituency.last_img read more

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first_imgCathy Montreuil has been appointed the new deputy minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Feb. 9. “Ms. Montreuil brings a wealth of experience having worked as an educator, assistant deputy minister, superintendent, school board director and as a member of an OECD working group representing the Council of Education Ministers,” said Premier McNeil. “This experience well positions her to lead transformation in our education system to create the best opportunities for our students and teachers.” Ms. Montreuil is an assistant deputy minister with the Ontario Ministry of Education. She has held many positions in the education sector in Ontario, including director of education and superintendent at Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board and a principal of special education and programs at Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. She has experience modernizing curriculum and working on committees to advance student achievement, equity and well-being. She has taught in elementary and secondary schools, worked for about 18 years in special education and worked with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an international body that promotes policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. “It is a privilege and honour to be chosen to work with the students, educators and stakeholders in Nova Scotia,” said Ms. Montreuil. “I feel fortunate to be joining a system where partners share a passion for working on behalf of the best interests of students. “By continuing to keep students at the heart of our work, we will be able to build a system that delivers excellence and equity for students and staff.” Bernie Miller has also been appointed deputy minister of the Department of Business. Mr. Miller had been acting in the role since Dec. 21. “Bernie continues to demonstrate strong leadership and provides important advice around advancing the priorities of the province,” said Premier McNeil. “I am pleased that he will apply his strong skill sets to the Department of Business in addition to his role as deputy minister of the Office of Strategy Management.” Mr. Miller’s appointment is effective immediately. Ms. Montreuil’s position is effective March 1.last_img read more

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first_imgFive stories in the news for Tuesday, July 4———TRUDEAU IN EUROPE FOR G20 SUMMITPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Ireland to begin a week-long European visit which will culminate with a G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany. He will meet in Dublin with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar to discuss the Canada-EU trade deal known as CETA, then head to Scotland to meet with the Queen to mark Canada’s 150th birthday. The 91-year-old monarch was unable to travel to Canada to celebrate the occasion in Ottawa.———CLOSING ARGUMENTS TODAY AT RCMP TRIALLawyers are set to present closing arguments today at the RCMP’s Labour Code trial in Moncton stemming from a shooting rampage in New Brunswick in 2014 that left three officers dead and two wounded. The national police force faces four charges based on accusations it failed to provide its members and supervisors with enough information, instruction, equipment and training to adequately handle the rampage.———FAMILIES IN MMIW INQUIRY NEED REASSURANCE: GROUPAn Aboriginal group is calling on organizers of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to be more transparent about how the process will move forward with the resignation of its executive director. Michele Moreau will leave that post on July 21 for personal reasons. The Native Women’s Association of Canada says a several other executives and staff have quit in recent months, and families need reassurance that the national inquiry is not in jeopardy.———MEDIA HURTS CHINESE-CANADIAN RELATIONS: ENVOYThe Trudeau government should spend less time bowing down to Canadian journalists preoccupied with human rights and get on with negotiating a free trade pact with China, says the country’s ambassador. In an interview with The Canadian Press, Lu Shaye blames the Canadian media for disseminating a negative portrait of his country that depicts it as an abuser of human rights and lacking democracy.———NEW CANADIAN ASTRONAUTS TO VISIT SPACE AGENCYCanada’s two new astronauts will tour the Canadian Space Agency near Montreal today. Calgary’s Jennifer Sidey and Joshua Kutryk of Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., were named by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday as the country marked its 150th birthday. Sidey has worked as a mechanical engineer while Kutryk is an air force pilot with a degrees in mechanical engineering and defence studies.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— The ambassador of the United Arab Emirates and Egypt are in Ottawa today to discuss the situation in Qatar.— Transport Minister Marc Garneau will make an announcement on improvements to trade and transportation corridors.last_img read more

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first_imgMadrid: Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez led Barcelona to a stunning comeback against Villarreal on Tuesday and may have ensured there will be no return for Atletico Madrid in La Liga’s title race. Atletico play Barca at the Camp Nou on Saturday and were given fresh hope of a resurgence when struggling Villarreal, inspired by the brilliant Santi Cazorla, led the Catalans 4-2 going into the final minute. But Messi, who had started on the bench, drove in a free-kick in the 90th and in the 93rd, Suarez fired in a devastating half-volley to earn Barca a 4-4 draw and an unlikely point. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhCombined with Atletico’s earlier 2-0 victory over Girona, the result means the gap at the top is reduced to eight points ahead of this weekend’s top of the table meeting but Ernesto Valverde’s side celebrated Suarez’s goal like it was a winner. “In the end it is only a point but there is a certain feeling after coming back from two goals down in the last minute,” Valverde said. Cazorla, meanwhile, sank to his knees, a chance spurned for Villarreal to pull four points clear of the relegation zone, with Celta Vigo, now only two behind, still to play Huesca on Wednesday. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterThey had come from two down, as Samuel Chukwueze and Karl Toko Ekambi cancelled out early goals from Philippe Coutinho and Malcom. Vicente Iborra and Carlos Bacca looked to have sealed an incredible win, only for Messi and Suarez to intervene. The pair have now scored 51 goals between them in the league this season, just one shy of the total managed by Real Madrid. “The spirit we showed at the end, to refuse to give in, to come back in the last minute – we showed that we want to win this league,” said Suarez. Rested along with Gerard Pique and Ivan Rakitic, it seemed Barcelona would not need Messi as Coutinho tapped in a pass by Malcom, who then headed in Arturo Vidal’s cross for a 2-0 lead after 16 minutes. But Villarreal sprung into life, revived by Chukwueze, who pulled one back seven minutes later. A sumptuous flick by Iborra launched the counter-attack and Cazorla sent the striker clear.last_img read more

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first_imgSrinagar: A Pakistani terrorist, who was indoctrinated and trained by 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, was arrested from Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said here on Wednesday.Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Mohammad Waqar Awan, who was tasked with reviving militancy in certain areas of the Kashmir valley, was arrested earlier this week and paraded before the media on Wednesday at the Police Control Room. Awan, a resident of Mohalla Miana in Mianwali area of Punjab in Pakistan, was indoctrinated by Lakhvi at his residence in Rawalpindi, officials said. The initial arms training to the Pakistani terrorist was also given by Lakhvi, who along with six others has been charged by the Pakistani authorities with planning and executing the Mumbai attacks in November, 2008 that left 166 people dead. Lakhvi is currently on bail, and the case is moving very slowly. Awan, known by alias of “Chota Dujana , told reporters that before he joined militancy, he was told that atrocities were being inflicted on the people of Kashmir by security forces but he saw no such thing in the Valley. “I received training for four months at a camp in Muzaffarabad. I was told that atrocities are committed on children and women. Prayers are not allowed in mosques and houses of Muslims are destroyed, he told reporters, adding he found that the conditions were different in Kashmir. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Police officials said Awan’s arrest and “confession” is live evidence for Pakistan as to how youths are manipulated on its soil, prepared for militancy and then sent here to join Jaish-e-Mohammad or Lashkar-e-Taiba. Asked if he was involved in any attacks in the valley, Awan said, I was not involved in any attack.” The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Baramulla, Abdul Qayoom, said Awan had infiltrated into the valley in July 2017. “He was active in Handwara (area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district). For the last about two years, he was active in different places of Srinagar. When he was returning to Baramulla, he was intercepted at a naka (check post). However, the driver of his vehicle rammed it into police vehicle and sped away.last_img read more

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6 June 2007Risk reduction is critical to addressing climate change and other hazards, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message to an expert meeting being held in Geneva to address the issue. Risk reduction is critical to addressing climate change and other hazards, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message to an expert meeting being held in Geneva to address the issue.“We must act with renewed commitment to save lives and livelihoods from the effects of natural hazards, particularly in developing nations, where the world’s poorest are also the most vulnerable,” Mr. Ban said in a video message to the first session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva, which opened yesterday and runs through tomorrow.“And we must act with even greater urgency given the impact of climate change,” he cautioned, pointing out that scientists predict more extreme weather, with rising sea levels and increasingly intense storms and droughts.“This could affect millions of people. Risk reduction is our front-line defence against these threats,” said Mr. Ban, calling on those present “to act with common purpose” in addressing the problem.Representatives of more than 100 governments are attending the meeting, which is also attracting the participation of the UN and other specialized organizations, academic institutions, financial associations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society groups.They will review progress made in policies adopted since the January 2005 World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held in Japan, where countries adopted the Hyogo Framework for Action, a 10-year plan to bolster the ability of nations and communities to respond to disasters. read more

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Updated:Life is far from normal in the European capital of Brussels. Despite a series of raids and arrests last night, the city is virtually locked down.Security forces in Belgium conducted 22 raids yesterday in Brussels and to the south, detaining 16 people. However, they didn’t get the most wanted fugitive from the Paris attacks: Salah Abdeslam.Authorities are maintaining their highest terror alert in the capital for a third straight day.Schools and universities in Brussels will remain closed today, and the city’s subway will remain shut down.The Canadian embassy in Brussels is closed until further notice.Authorities fear an attack like in Paris, with several individuals, perhaps in several places.Hundreds of troops are patrolling the streets. read more

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“We are pleased to see the Sierra Leonean refugees return home, as voluntary repatriation where possible – as in this case – offers the best durable solution to the challenge of being a refugee,” the representative in Liberia of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Moses Okello, said today of the first convoy of 65 people which is set to launch the operation via Bo Waterside tomorrow. “We are confident in the peace obtaining inside Sierra Leone and we feel that every Sierra Leonean should be availed of the opportunity to contribute to the rebuilding of the country,” he added. Land repatriation was suspended in April 2002 as a result of escalation of fighting in Grand Cape Mount and Bomi counties after UNHCR had helped some 19,500 people to return to Sierra Leone. Most refugees preferred land repatriation, fearing travel by sea or air. Deployment of peacekeepers from the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) at Bo-Waterside a few days ago has created the conditions for the safe passage of from Monrovia to Zimmi in Sierra Leone. UNHCR anticipates an “overwhelming” response to the exercise. Agency field and security staff, as well as medical personnel who will use ambulances for the vulnerable, will accompany the convoys which will operate every Tuesday and Thursday. read more

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TORONTO – Strong earnings reports from the consumer and information technology sectors helped push the Toronto stock market higher Thursday.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 68.76 points to 14,651.87.The Canadian dollar was down 0.08 of a cent at 91.24 cents US.U.S. indexes were higher as the Federal Reserve wrapped its two-day interest rate meeting and judged the American economy strong enough to allow further easing of the central bank’s bond purchases, cutting the monthly purchases by another $10 billion to $45 billion.The Fed also reaffirmed its plan to keep short-term interest rates low to support the economy “for a considerable time” after its bond purchases end, likely late this year.It also said that growth in economic activity has picked up recently.That assessment came on the same day that data came out showing U.S. economic growth for the first quarter fell far short of expectations as a result of severe winter weather. Gross domestic product grew by only 0.1 per cent, against the 1.2 per cent annualized gain that had been expected.The Dow Jones industrials climbed 45.47 points to a fresh record high close of 16,580.84, the Nasdaq gained 11.02 points to 4,114.56 while the S&P 500 index rose 5.62 points to 1,883.95.It was a heavy day for Canadian earnings news as Loblaw Cos. Ltd. (TSX:L) said adjusted net earnings went up by 3.7 per cent to $139 million or 49 cents a share in the first quarter, beating estimates of 46 cents. The grocer also boosted its dividend about 2.1 per cent to 24.5 cents a share and its stock was up $1.85 or four per cent to $47.65.Analysts note the positive showing comes after the company spent heavily in recent years on consultants and IT groups to put in systems to better track inventory.“So for the last two or three years, they were running kind of below expectations because of that heavy spending,” said Wes Mills, chief investment officer Scotia Private Client Group.“And that’s all behind them now, so they’re clearly better able to execute and then increasingly the focus now is on their acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart as well.”Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) posted a steep drop in its first-quarter adjusted net earnings to US$238 million, or 20 cents per share, from US$923 million, or 92 cents per share a year ago due to a decrease in metal prices and lower gold sales volumes. Results beat analyst estimates by a penny. Revenues were US$2.6 billion compared with $3.4 billion for the comparable year-earlier period. Its shares dipped 22 cents to C$19.13 amid lower gold prices Wednesday.The information technology sector also lifted the TSX after IT services company CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A) said adjusted net earnings were up 28.6 per cent at $229.6 million, or 72 cents per diluted share, beating analysts’ expectations of 68 cents and its shares jumped $1.44 or 3.78 per cent to $39.52. Revenues were up seven per cent to $2.7 billion.The TSX base metals sector edged 0.58 per cent higher while July copper moved five cents lower to US$3.03 a pound.The energy sector was down 0.65 cent with June crude in New York losing $1.54 to US$99.74 a barrel.The gold sector declined 0.79 per cent as June bullion ticked 40 cents lower to US$1,295.90 an ounce.In the U.S., Twitter shares plunged 9.13 per cent in New York. The social networking site’s quarterly earnings and revenue surpassed analyst expectations but investors were disappointed over Twitter’s growth in users, which came in at 255 million monthly users, about two million lower than analyst consensus. by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 30, 2014 6:33 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TSX up amid slew of earnings, Fed says growth in economic activity picking up The Toronto Stock Exchange Broadcast Centre is shown on June 28, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim read more

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However, Ms Young claims to have evidence that Mr Young retained an interest in the property until his death after which it was “silently removed”.She believes another individual had “considerable control” of Mr Young’s business interests and accuses him of  lying about them in court.She claims that in an email, he told Mr Young it was time to get tough with “her” or he could see £20million “walk out the door.”Another told the court he did not act for Mr Young in a professional capacity when it later emerged he had control of two Lichtenstein foundations and six off-shore entities known as Project Moscow. Michelle Young, the ex-wife of British businessman Scot Young Determined to take a stand against what they believe is a lack of adherence to the law in the family courts, They have written to Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), urging her to review the evidence and take action to send a message that the failure to disclose assets in the divorce courts will not be tolerated.Their letter warns: “The alternative is to permit the growth of a culture of impunity whereby wealthy men entering divorce proceedings feel it is permissible to mislead, conceal assets and frustrate the course of justice, safe in the knowledge that the Family Courts will almost never treat such misconduct as either necessitating contempt proceedings or worth the trouble of a reference to the Attorney General for an investigation.”Ms Young has spent years fighting for access to what she insists are her late husband’s missing millions. She believes he concealed up to £300 million and hid the assets in a complex web of offshore accounts and companies.Mr Young claimed to have lost his entire fortune when a vast property deal in Russia, known as Project Moscow, collapsed in 2006, leaving him with debts of £30 million. In 2013, Mr Young was jailed for contempt of court for refusing to disclose details of his complex finances. His ex-wife was eventually awarded a £20 million settlement but has yet to receive a penny.In her statement to police, Ms Young accuses her former husband’s associates of providing false evidence to support a conspiracy to defraud by insisting they had no business links with him and concealing his considerable assets, which she says has had a “devastating” effect on her and her two daughters.One of them gave a witness statement insisting that he had never been involved in any joint business venture with Mr Young, who had no legal or beneficial interest in a specific London property. Ms Young claims she was “just a pawn in a twisted game of chess” and is determined to see those she alleges lied on her husband’s behalf face justice.A source close to Ms Hobbs claimed the judge in her own divorce case “completely ignored” a schedule of non-disclosure and false statement prepared by her barrister which she believed proved her former husband had lied under oath, which “beggars belief”.“There is judicial reluctance to deal with non-disclosure and perjury,” the source added. “It is a gentleman’s club, misogynistic to the core.“Both women’s lives were devastated and it was a case of winner takes all.”When approached for comment, Ms Young’s spokesman Richard Hillgrove confirmed that both woman had taken their perjury complaint to the DPP after the police had failed to pursue it.He said their lawyers were resolute they would succeed and that their complaints would be taken seriously and had worked “tirelessly” to bring about a change to the system.He added: “Perjury undermines and corrupts the whole of the legal process. It would heap shame and disgrace on the British legal system if it continued to be ignored and would make a mockery of the system if allowed to become the accepted ‘norm’. “If these cases are prosecuted it would act as a strong deterrent to clean up the system.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Michelle Young, the ex-wife of British businessman Scot YoungCredit:ohn Nguyen/JNVisuals They are founder members of the First Wives Club – divorcees who say they were left with “next to nothing” by their husbands after they refused to fully disclose the true extent of their wealth in the divorce courts.Now Michelle Young, who was locked in a bitter and protracted legal battle with her former husband Scot Young, is seeking perjury charges against three of his associates whom she claims lied in court about his assets, the Sunday Telegraph has learnt.She claims to have evidence that they lied about their knowledge and involvement in his various business interests, properties and trusts before his death in December 2014 when he plunged from a window of his fourth floor apartment.Another member of the so-called club, Vivien Hobbs, a successful businesswoman, is demanding that the CPS bring charges against her former husband, a naval architect and ex-CEO of public companies, whom she has accused of aggressively refusing to fully disclose his assets, at enormous cost to herself.The women, who are both being represented by the same heavyweight legal team that includes Imran Khan QC, argue that judges in the family courts know that wealthy tycoons routinely lie about their wealth and yet allow it to happen as they are so obsessed with “driving cases through at the rate of knots”, creating “an unholy mess of injustice.”   Vivien Hobbs and Michelle Young visiting Doughty Street ChambersCredit:Joe Newman for the Telegraph Vivien Hobbs and Michelle Young visiting Doughty Street Chamber They gave statements to the Metropolitan Police but officers declined to investigate. read more

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first_imgAs we reported yesterday Apple’s latest iOS has hit iTunes and is available to download as we speak. Whilst it brings to the table several key – new – features (which we outlined in the above) several users have reported a bug with the firmware update that seems to affect their iPod music.People are opening their iPod music, expecting to find all their favorite tracks listed, but instead get nothing but a blank screen – not good! However it seems that people shouldn’t panic about this as the music has not gone, it’s just that the device can not see it. Apple has a solution on their support forum (derived from the community), which highlights ways of how to fix the problem. We are not sure if this works, but the author states that it did for him, so we can only assume it’s a viable solution…Fix:Connect your Apple device to your computer and launch iTunes (if it does not automatically start). Select your device in the left hand column then click the arrow to the left of it so your media categories appear and select music. Play a song on your device via iTunes on your computer. Perform a Sync. Finally re-open the iPod app on your device.You should then get a screen saying that it is updating your library and your music should be accessible.In some ways we are not surprised to see bugs appearing with iOS 4.2, after all an earlier Wi-Fi issue prevented the release of the update last week, and as each new firmware brings to the table a range of new features, this is normally counterbalanced by a few problems to match. This is one of the reasons why some people wait for the dust to settle before heading into the unknown. Still, it would be interesting to see what our readers thought of iOS 4.2, have you had any problems with the update, do you like it and what would you add to the next iOS update?Read more at TechBloglast_img read more

20 09 19

first_imgSnaptu va être racheté par FacebookLa société anglaise a expliqué sur son blog officiel qu’elle rejoignait les rangs de Facebook.Facebook investit considérablement le marché des simples téléphones mobiles. Pour cela, le réseau social va pouvoir s’appuyer sur la jeune société anglaise Snaptu. Depuis 2007, celle-ci permet aux utilisateurs de simples téléphones portables de les transformer en quasi smartphone. Pour cela, il suffit de télécharger la plateforme Snaptu. Une fois le logiciel installé sur son téléphone, le mobinaute sera en mesure de rajouter Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, un widget météo ou encore un lecteur de flux RSS.Un rachat qui permet à Facebook de se placer dans l’immense marché des téléphones portables ancienne génération, encore fortement majoritaires dans les pays en développement. Le 21 mars 2011 à 15:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

19 09 19

first_img Videos Articles WhatsApp Google+ Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Twittercenter_img Now Playing Up Next Facebook Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Velvet Sky WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Last night’s 1/28 WWE Smackdown on USA drew 2.72 million viewers on Thursday night. This is largely even with the 2.75 million viewers the show drew last week.Smackdown drew a 0.87 rating among adults 18-49, up from a 0.82 last week.Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listlast_img read more

9 09 19

first_imgA national law firm that specializes in Indian law is donating $3.5 million to improve medical care for tribal members. The decision comes after the firm, which has offices in Anchorage, helped win a case before the U.S. Supreme Court involving hundreds of millions of dollars for tribal health organizations.Download Audio:The law firm Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller and Munson last year was one of the law firms that successfully fought for back payments to tribes from the Indian Health Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs. Attorney Lloyd Miller, a partner in the firm, says the firm wanted to give back to Indian Country, and recognizes the firm’s 40-year anniversary:“We wanted to give back to Indian Country,” said Miller. “And since so much of our work involves health care issues, we wanted to focus our charitable contribution program on improving health care facilities, either entire clinics or acquisition of critical equipment such as cat scans, MRI machines and the like.”Four-hundred-fifty thousand dollars each is going to the statewide Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium for patient housing, and to the Anchorage-based Southcentral Foundation for construction of a behavioral health clinic. Last year, ANTHC was paid $153 million for contract support costs, or overhead, that had been in litigation since 1990. Southcentral was awarded $96 million. Miller says $200,000 each is going to the Choctaw, Cherokee, and Chickasaw nations:“For the most part we’re working with tribes we know very well,” said Miller. “Tribes we’ve had a relationship with since the firm’s founding, in the case of some of the tribes we’ve worked with for 40 years.”Miller says he hopes their donation will inspire other companies that work with tribes on self governance in health:“We encourage them to come up with matching funds so that the tribes can do more for their people.”Miller says in the coming year, the firm will be working on grants to other tribes in Oklahoma, and in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana.last_img read more

9 09 19

first_imgDownload AudioLawmakers have talked about focusing on the state budget since their session began three weeks ago. But on Monday, they took action to make it official. The House passed a resolution that limits committees to working on bills that raise or spend state revenue.This new rule will remain in place until the House passes a budget.House speaker Mike Chenault, a Nikiski Republican, said putting a focus on the budget will allow legislators to be better informed about its details.“My hope is that our members have times to actually going into the budget and actually look at programs that work, those that may not work, have more time to talk with people in the departments to find out, uh, you know, more about that budget and be able to make better decisions based on the information that they have versus what they think they might have,” he said.House Democrats raised concerns that the rule change would also allow the public to be notified about bills the night before a hearing, rather than the normal five-day notice.But only one House member — Anchorage Democrat Andy Josephson — voted against the resolution.The Senate is unlikely to make a similar change, according to Senate President Kevin Meyer, an Anchorage Republican.Meyer noted that it’s a small chamber – with only 20 members instead of 40. He added that the House will pass the budget first, giving the Senate time to consider other legislation.In addition to the rule changes, there was another proposal today to revise how the legislature functions this session.Democratic members from both the house and senate proposed all legislators meet as a “Caucus of the Whole.” They said this would allow them to provide input before the Republicans in the majority advance the budget.Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, an Anchorage Democrat, said the change would encourage all lawmakers to work together.“When the chips are down, and the situation is urgent, we’ve always come through, shedding our identities as Republicans or Democrats, and remembering in our core, we are Alaskans first, we are Alaskans together.” she said.Meyer said he would consider the proposal, but wants more details about what the Democrats are looking for.“We are going to need bipartisan support on passing any tax bills, and that’s true, but also we are going to need their help on budget reductions,” he said. “And that topic hasn’t come up yet.”The House canceled all hearings on bills that weren’t related to the budget on Monday.last_img read more

9 09 19

first_imgAleknagik Natives Ltd. board president Molly Chythlook confirmed Tuesday that Fred Nishimura had been fired as the business manager for the village corporation.Listen nowA sign posted on the door of the Aleknagik building in downtown Dillingham, where the ANL office is located.(Photo by KDLG – Dillingham)Leadership for Ekwok Natives Ltd. said Nishiumura’s contract as business manager had been “terminated,” and said an independent investigation was underway. Panarqukuk, Inc., a subsidiary of Stuyahok Ltd. better known as the “P Store”, has also cut ties with Nishimura following a civil lawsuit judgment awarding the corporation $56,682.ANL’s Chythlook and Jim Vollintine, an attorney representing all three for-profit corporations, said an internal review of records is underway. Other details of embezzled funds may be made public when that is complete, they said.Court documents from a lawsuit filed against Nishimura this year show a judgment for Panarqukuk Inc. in the amount of $56,682. That included $52,900 from 39 checks the corporation said Nishimura wrote to himself over the course of ten months in 2014. The lawsuit said Nishimura was an “independent contractor who performed bookkeeping services … under an oral contract.”Reached by phone Wednesday morning, Nishimura denied accusations that he had taken any money beyond what he was owed for services. He said he may seek legal help to clear up the matters he described as misunderstandings.Nishiumura has been the business manager for ANL since “the early eighties,” according to Chythlook.last_img read more

30 08 19

first_imgIt’s an unimaginable day for the families of those lost in the tragedy, and to a lesser degree, the world of sports.Fans of the Chapecoense club gathered outside of the stadium to pay their respects to those lost in the crash. Advertisement According to a BBC report, members of Atletico Nacional club have asked that the cup be awarded to Chapecoense. A classy move fitting of the gravity of the moment.Here’s a heartbreaking video of Chapecoense celebrating their victory that put them in the Copa Sudamericana Final.#Chapecoense players celebrate reaching the Copa Sudamericana final days before tragic plane crash https://t.co/MM0xfzRsCZ #ForçaChapecoense pic.twitter.com/bMpnFw7ZyA— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) November 29, 2016 Medellin, Colombia was the site of a horrific plane crash where 75 passengers were killed, including members of Brazil’s Chapecoense football club.According to reports, the plane crashed into a mountain on approach for landing. Miraculously, six passengers survived the crash.The Chapecoense club was set to face Medellin’s Atletico Nacional on Wednesday in the Final of the Copa Sudamericana, one of South America’s most prestigious club soccer championships.Chapecoense is a small club that had recently been promoted to Brazil’s first division, and had become a beloved national underdog story on their improbable march to the Final. RT GeniusFootball: Hundred’s of fans surround Chapecoense’s stadium to pray for everyone who lost their lives in t… pic.twitter.com/ONZnkAzIhl— Dunia Salgado (@DuniaSalgadoo) November 29, 2016last_img read more