Drinking causes cancer

first_imgOxford research has discovered that even moderate drinking increases the risk of cancer in women.The study followed 1.3 million women over an average of seven years, and found that a regular tipple increased risk of cancer by 6% relative to the 300,000 teetotallers in the group.The results were corrected for a variety of factors such as age, weight, smoking, exercise and use of contraceptive pills, and applied regardless of the type of alcohol consumed.Oxford’s Dr Naomi Allen, the lead researcher, said, “These findings suggest that even relatively low levels of drinking-about one or two alcoholic drinks every day-increase a woman’s risk of developing cancer.”last_img

Fulham linked with Powell

first_imgFulham are planning to table a bid for highly-rated Crewe midfielder Nick Powell, according to The People.Arsenal and Chelsea have been monitoring the 18-year-old, who is regarded as one of the country’s best prospects.The People also say Chelsea and Benfica will hold transfer talks over Oscar Cardozo ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second leg at Stamford Bridge.The Paraguayan, 28, has been a key player for Benfica this season and was recently reported to be keen on a move to the Premier League.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Documentary Editing Tips and Avoiding Unconscious Bias

first_imgWe took a behind-the-scenes look into the workflow of one documentary filmmaker’s quest to avoid unconscious bias in her work.In this Adobe featurette on award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Hauser, we not only get a peek inside the editing workflow of a talented and diverse team, we also get insights into the ever-present challenge of avoiding unconscious bias.Hauser, who had previous documentary success with CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, takes us through her editing workflow on bias — her latest documentary, which is fresh off its world premiere at the Bentonville Film Festival.What Is Unconscious Bias?I consider myself a fair-minded person, but the more I learn about unconscious bias, the more I see how it influences my life. My closest friends are a lot like me. I make assumptions about people based on their appearances and where they grew up. I began to wonder: what biases do I have that I am not aware of and how do they affect my choices and actions? From these questions, the bias documentary was born.If you’ve ever taken a documentary film class — either as a film student or in a film appreciation role — you’ll quickly learn that good documentaries are about issues. Not only do they inform, they also create a conversation, ideally building a dialogue that resonates with audiences well after the screening. Hauser’s bias does not simply explain away the issue of “unconscious bias” as social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Both the filmmaker and the audience explore the issue.Build Your Editing TeamDocumentary films tend to get really complex by the end. We have dozens of interviews, each shot with multiple cameras. For bias, we also combed through many hours of archival footage and sprinkled in original animation to flesh out our film. The challenge was trying to edit all of this footage into a single 90-minute story.For bias, Hauser reunited herself with editor Christie Herring from her previous film Code: Debugging the Gender Gap. As with most documentaries, this project meant the duo had to go through thousands of hours of footage to build out their narrative. It’s important to not only have a good workflow but also a solid relationship between director and editor. For Hauser and Herring, tackling a nuanced subject like unconscious bias meant that they needed good communication to check each other and keep their narrative on target.Moving from Mac to PCI was thrilled that Premiere Pro functions the same on both Mac and PC. It was such a relief to me and my team that we could switch environments and still have everything we needed exactly where we expected it to be.While Hauser and her team had previously worked in a Mac ecosystem, they decided to move to a PC-based workflow on Dell workstations for bias. One big issue for all documentary filmmakers and editors moving forward digitally is the decision to work with proxies and transcoded media — as is the case for many Mac workflows — or to use more powerful workstations to edit footage organically in native 4K resolution.Share Edits in Real TimeTeam Projects was the key to our whole workflow. I could share changes in real time with my assistant editors, talking to them over phone or chat as we looked over changes in real time. It increased our efficiency and gave us enormous control over how we did our work. We were not forced to be tied to one edit system.When Hauser and Herring moved from a Mac-based workflow to PC, they also switched over to Premiere Pro — mostly for their preference for Team Projects as a way to share edits remotely and in real time. This allowed the duo to work while traveling and in a more digital office space where they could stay hyper-connected while shaping their documentary’s story and messaging.All images via bias.For more information about bias, you can check out the film’s website here. For more documentary editing tips and tricks, check out some of these resources.Documentary Editing Tips for Working with Lots of FootageInterview: Filmmaker Bradley Olsen and His FCPX Documentary “Off the Tracks”12 Video Editing Tips for Cutting a DocumentaryDocumentary Film Editors Talk About Their ProcessHow to Organize a Feature Film Edit Like a Prolast_img read more

Six-year-old girl raped by three schoolmates in Chhattisgarh

first_imgA Class I student of a government school in Chattisgarh’s capital was raped allegedly by three 10-year-old schoolmates, the police said on Friday. The incident took place on August 20 in a school located in the Khamtarai police station limits, an official said.“As per the girl, three boys, all aged 10, took her to a bathroom in the school. Two of them sexually assaulted her there while the third stood guard outside,” he said.The parents of the 6-year-old girl approached police on Thursday following which a rape and sexual assault case was registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.last_img

India will host successful Games: Pak High Commissioner

first_imgParamilitary commandos stand in a group for a security briefing at the Indira Gandhi International Stadium ahead of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on Sunday, September 26, 2010.Pakistan on Monday joined the list of countries complaining about the Commonwealth Games facilities, saying a lot still needs to be done to ensure that their athletes are comfortable at the Athletes’ Village.Pakistan High Commissioner Shahid Malik, who visited the Village to take stock of the arrangements being made for his country’s athletes, also met the Organising Committee officials in New Delhi.”There is lot need to be done. Our concern is that when our athletes come they should be comfortable. I can’t pinpoint (the problem),” he told reporters after inspecting the facilities in the Games’ Village.Malik, however, hoped that India would go full throttle to ensure a successful Games.”It is a very big event that Indian government is holding and I’m confident that they would do all (to ensure successful conduct of Games),” he said.”Our players have not come yet. They will be arriving by tomorrow. We have got a very large contingent,” he said.Many countries, including Australia, England, Malaysia, South Africa and Botswana have complained about the facilities at the Athletes’ Village terming it “filthy and unlivable”.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

It will be tough but we have our weapons, says Ronaldo ahead of Manchester United clash

first_imgJuventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is ready for an emotional return to his former club Manchester United in the Champions League on Tuesday but believes the Italian side can win by executing their gameplan.Ronaldo is back at Old Trafford for the first time since 2013 when his goal for Real Madrid sent the Spaniards through to the Champions League quarter-finals at United’s expense.”Emotional? I can remember what it was like when I was at Manchester,” the Portuguese told a news conference on Monday.”I won lots of trophies here. I remember the support as well, the support was fantastic.”Ronaldo lifted three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and two League Cups plus the first of his five Champions League crowns during six years at United and expects a tough game against Jose Mourinho’s team despite their recent struggles.United are 10th in the Premier League after a sluggish start to the season and second in Champions League Group H, two points behind Juve after a win and a draw in their first two matches.”It will be a difficult game. Manchester have a good team, they play at home,” Ronaldo said. “It will be tough for us, but we have our weapons. We have a chance, I know if we play the way the coach wants, we have a good chance to win the game.”Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, whose team are four points clear atop Serie A after eight wins and a draw, said they would have to match United’s physicality and revealed he would play with a back four to give the side more stability.advertisement”It will be a physical game, we will have to approach it with great concentration, manage the ball and set up well on a technical level to avoid one of the greatest dangers that they can bring us, namely high balls,” Allegri said.The Italians will be without their Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic due to an ankle injury, while their German midfielder Emre Can will miss the match because of a thyroid problem.”I’m sorry there’s no Mandzukic, though it is not anything serious with him. I’d already thought about playing with others in attack,” Allegri added. “We’ll probably play with a back four because in midfield we’ll have to numerically match them.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Andres Iniesta: Lies, damn lies & statistics

first_imgBarcelona Lies, damn lies & statistics: Iniesta was about art – not numbers Mark Doyle Deputy Features Editor Last updated 1 year ago 04:43 5/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Andres Iniesta Barcelona Getty Images Barcelona Primera División Barcelona v Real Sociedad Spain Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Copa del Rey World Cup Opinion The departing Barcelona icon has never been prolific in terms of goals or assists but he is one of the most influential players of all time On March 22, 2015, Andres Iniesta helped Barcelona take a major step towards the Liga title by beating Real Madrid 2-1 at Camp Nou. The diminutive attacking midfielder neither scored nor assisted in the Clasico, so, the following day, much was made of the fact that it had been precisely a year since Iniesta had been directly involved in a goal in La Liga.”My stats haven’t been good this season, far from it,” Iniesta admitted to Onda Cero. “But I’ve never looked at my game purely in terms of statistics.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now And rightly so. In the modern era, statistics have become an increasingly prominent part of analysis and numbers can undeniably be helpful when it comes to determining the efficacy of a player’s performance.However, if one were judging Iniesta by his goals and assists records, he would hardly rank as one of the most productive attacking midfielders in the game today – let alone one of the all-time greats.Even including games in all competitions, not once in his 16 seasons with Barcelona did he score more than nine goals. His average was one every 12 games.Of course, creating goals was always more of Iniesta’s forte but even in this area, his numbers aren’t particularly impressive. Joaquin has amassed more assists since Iniesta made his debut in 2002.Furthemore, Iniesta has only once hit double figures once, racking up 16 in 2012-13 – the highest by any player across Europe’s ‘Big Five’ leagues that season. That year aside, though, Iniesta never finished among the Primera Division’s top five goal-makers.And yet, for more than a decade, there was, as former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique put it, arguably no more “inventive” footballer in the world. “He’s like Harry Potter,” the treble-winning coach gushed in 2015. “One, two, three and whoosh; he’s past the player. It’s like he has a magic wand!”Indeed, Iniesta was a modern-day wizard of dribble, one that left even Lionel Messi utterly bewitched.“Andres and I are similar in that we both use our bodies a lot to avoid opponents,” the Barcelona No.10 once mused. “But he has something that always amazes me. “There’s always a moment when you think you’re going to catch him, when you think you’re going to get the ball off him, but you can’t.”He’s not especially quick, but he has that ability to always get away from you, which comes from his technique.”Andres Iniesta Pep Guardiola Barcelona PSIniesta also understands the game like few others, because of what Pep Guardiola calls “his mastery of the relationship between space and time”. It was Johann Cruyff-like and the Dutchman’s most successful discipline realised that from the first moment he saw a young Iniesta in action.It was 1999 and Guardiola was watching the Nike Cup with Barcelona team-mate Xavi. He was dumbstruck by the skill, decision-making and vision displayed by the 15-old Iniesta, who was wearing his No.4 jersey.At one point, he turned to Xavi, the 19-year-old midfielder touted as his heir and said, “You will retire me, but this kid will retire us both!”Guardiola presented Iniesta with the winner’s trophy that day and offered the youngster some words of encouragement. Nine years later, Iniesta would return the favour.After Guardiola’s Barca had picked up just one point from their opening two games of the 2008-09 season, according to the book ‘The Artist: Being Iniesta’, it was the most softly-spoken member of the Blaugrana squad who felt compelled to go to the coach’s office and deliver the ultimate pep talk.”Don’t worry, mister,” he said. “We’ll win it all. We’re on the right path. “Carry on like this, okay? We’re playing brilliantly, we’re enjoying training. Please, don’t change anything. Everything’s going fucking great!”So, Guardiola didn’t, and Barcelona won the treble, with Iniesta turning in a masterclass in the Champions League final win over Manchester United despite going into the game carrying a thigh injury.”I knew I would play injured and do more damage,” he admitted afterwards. In the end, he did more damage to United than himself, with Wayne Rooney hailing Iniesta as the best player in the world after his side’s 2-0 defeat in Rome. Of course, there would be no Ballon d’Or for Iniesta that year, or any year for that matter. However, while individual honours and records became the be-all and end-all for others, Iniesta simply went about producing masterpieces, usually reserving his exhibitions – and indeed his rare goals – for the grandest stages.He netted arguably the most important strike of Guardiola’s reign – the wondrous equaliser against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with zero backlift – as well as winner in the World Cup final for Spain.His extra-time effort earned him a place in the history books but it was the way in which he celebrated, revealing a dedication to Dani Jarque, the Espanyol defender who had died of a heart attack the year before, at the age of 26  – which earned him a place in the heart of every Spanish football fan.”I did it because I felt it deeply,” Iniesta said at the time. “I tried to show that what is more important than rivalry, your team or your colours is to be human and a good person.”Andres Iniesta Barcelona PSAs a result, even the Santiago Bernabeu stood to applaud him after he had taken Real Madrid apart in a Clasico in November 2015, just six months after picking up the man of the match award for his performance against Juventus in the Champions League final in Berlin.It was wholly unsurprising, then, that in his last final, in the Copa del Rey last month, he ran the show in a 5-0 rout of Sevilla, marking the occasion with only his second goal of the season.Another Liga title followed eight days later, meaning Iniesta bows out with a remarkable 32 trophies to his name. Is it any wonder, then, that Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu describes him as the most important player in the club’s history?Indeed, Guardiola, the mastermind behind two Champions League triumphs, insists that Iniesta didn’t just encourage him, he educated him.Upon hearing that Iniesta would be leaving Barcelona this summer, the Manchester City boss said, “I have to thank him because I learned a lot from him.”He is not alone in that regard either. “I watch Iniesta and realise that, even at my age, I can learn new things,” admitted the great Juan Roman Riquelme.That is the greatest testament to Iniesta’s genius and his status as one of the game’s most beloved players.He will go down as teacher and an artist but, perhaps most importantly of all, a decent man who just wanted everyone to be nice to one another.In essence, the only statistic that matters is that here is and only ever will be one Andres Iniesta.last_img read more

Update on the status of DACA

first_imgUpdate on the status of DACA Posted: February 16, 2018 February 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThis week we expected progress on immigration, instead it looks like lawmakers aren’t making any moves. In the meantime, the courts and federal agents are taking an active role.The US Supreme Court is expected to decide whether or not to intervene in the DACA negotiations controversy.Plus, immigration agents arrested more than 200 people for violating immigration laws. Of the 212 arestees, 195 were either convicted criminals or have been issued a final order of removal and failed to leave the United States.More than 55% of those arrested had prior felony convictions for serious or violent offenses. In a statement from ICE officials, they are focused on “individuals who pose a threat to national security and public safety.KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries also breaks down the details of the Senate’s four failed immigration bills. Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more