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Fire service ‘showers’ local hotel with help!

first_imgStaff at the Radisson Blu hotel in Letterkenny had a very unusual emergency call to make yesterday.The hotel found itself without enough water for its guests to shower after a disruption locally.Management contacted the local fire service who came to their rescue. Quick as a flash, two units of the Letterkenny fire service were on hand to fill the tanks of the popular hotel and there was no delay in guests getting ready for the day ahead.Council staff followed up on the quick response of the fire service with a permanent solution to the water shortage.Fire service ‘showers’ local hotel with help! was last modified: May 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

10 Demo Reel Inspiration Channels on Vimeo

first_imgVideo editors and motion designers – follow these demo reel channels to stay inspired.An incredible demo reel has the ability to inspire and really get your creative juices following. Unfortunately, for every amazing reel there’s a handful of ‘not-so-good’ ones. We’ve rounded up 10 channels on Vimeo dedicated to bring you the cream of the crop in motion design, cinematography and visual effects showreels. We’ve included examples of demo reels from each group and channel below. If you know of any other great sites to find showreel inspiration let us know in the comments below!1. The Best Showreels and Demo ReelsWe might be a little biased, but one of the best places you can go to get demo reel inspiration is our curated Best Showreels and Demo Reels page on Vimeo. Moderated by us (PremiumBeat), the Best Showreels and Demo Reels channel features motion graphics, filmmaking, cinematography, color correction, editing, and much more. 5. 3D MakersIf you’re into 3D animation, modeling, or compositing than you will love the 3D makers group. The group features work from some of the best 3D artists in the world. 3. The Demo Reels ChannelThe Demo Reels Channel is a great place to find showreels from a wide range of video specialities. From motion graphics to documentary filmmaking, they cover it all. They include reels from independent creators, all the way up to epic reels from major production companies and studios. 6. Must See Demo ReelsMust See Demo Reels is a group moderated by Versa. Here you’ll find VFX and motion graphic work from all around the world. The reels featured here are incredibly artistic in nature and display a great blend of both personal and client work. This is also a great place to find some of the best personal branding around. 7. Cinematography ReelFor all the DP’s out there the Cinematography Reel group showcases reels with a focus on video production. Here you’ll find amazing examples of cinematography from commercial to avant-garde. They don’t only include demo reels that use ARRI or RED cameras. Instead, you’ll find an intelligently moderated group that focuses more on composition than camera. 8. Game Animation Demo ReelsWhile it may seem silly to look to video games to get inspiration for your next big project, the Game Animation Demo Reels group features work that should inspire game designers and filmmakers alike. This is a great place to study animation techniques, texturing, and VFX work.center_img 4. VFX RiderAs the name implies, VFX Rider focuses on demo reels with great VFX and animation work. We love that they include demo reels featuring various aspects of the VFX pipeline, not just the finished product. 10. Director of PhotographyIf you’re a DP by trade, or simply appreciate great cinematography, then consider joining the Director of Photography group. This Vimeo group features work from some of the best DPs in the world, as well as amazing color grading and color correction examples.If you’re thinking about putting together your own demo reel check out our post on the “Top 20 Tips for Creating A Successful Demo Reel”. There you’ll find some great tips for the next time you are looking to stand out. Once you’ve created your demo reel be sure to share it and submit it to your favorite demo reel groups and channels to increase your visibility!Know of any other great places to find demo reel inspiration? Share in the comments below. 9. Awesome Animation Demo ReelsThe demo reels in this group are in fact all awesome, and all animation. Only the best of the best work samples here from the world’s best motion designers and animators. 2. Shit Showreels SayThis relatively new demo reel channel was started by Peter Quinn, the author behind the Shit Showreels Say video that went viral this year. The channel mainly focuses on motion graphics and VFX showreels. Peter also puts up new showreels on Facebook daily on the Shit Showreels Say Facebook page.last_img read more

Australian Open: ‘Almost dead’ Halep joins Thiem in last 16

first_imgMOST READ But she finally got over the line 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 in a gruelling 3hr 44min on Rod Laver Arena to make the fourth round in a contest that took its toll.“I’m almost dead,” the tenacious Romanian said after the incredible battle, in which Davis lost a toenail and Halep served for the match four times.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The feeling in my muscles is gone and I don’t feel my ankle anymore,” she added.Davis is ranked just 76 in the world and was knocked out in the first round of all four Grand Slams last year, but you would never have known it. View comments Maria Sharapova will be centre stage on Rod Laver Arena against Angelique Kerber later in a fascinating encounter between the only two Australian Open winners left in the women’s draw.Both are 30, former world number ones and in good form.“I look forward to these matches. I want to be playing against opponents that are former Grand Slam champions,” said Sharapova, who is looking to rediscover her best on her way back from a 15-month drugs ban.Whoever wins will face either Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska or Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffercenter_img 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates after defeating United States’ Lauren Davis in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)World number one Simona Halep saved three match points to survive a titanic struggle and make the last 16 at the Australian Open Saturday where she joined Karolina Pliskova and Dominic Thiem.With the temperatures a manageable 26 Celsius (79 Farenheit) at Melbourne Park after two days of oven-like conditions, the Romanian looked out for the count against American Lauren Davis.ADVERTISEMENT She will next test herself against French eighth seed Garcia, who was too strong for Belarussian Alaksandra Sasnovich, winning in three sets.“I haven’t done too well against her before and I want to improve,” Garcia said of Keys.Play the bestAmong men going through was Austrian fifth seed Thiem who beat France’s Adrian Mannarino in straight sets.He now faces unheralded American Tennys Sandgren, who had never won a Grand Slam match before this year’s Australian Open.Another Melbourne Park debutant Marton Fucsovics is also enjoying his best ever Grand Slam, with the Hungarian seeing off Argentine Nicolas Kicker to set up a potential plum clash with Roger Federer.The 19-time Grand Slam winner holds court in an evening match, as does Novak Djokovic.The two greats of the game — who have won 11 Australian Opens between them — could meet in the last four if they maintain their winning ways, but both have tricky third-round tests. The Swiss defending champion headlines Rod Laver Arena in the evening against France’s Richard Gasquet.On Margaret Court Arena, Djokovic, who admits he is still not 100 percent as he returns from six months out with an elbow injury, needs to find a way past 21st seeded Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Halep, a former quarter-finalist at Melbourne Park who slumped out in the first round last year, will next play Australian Ashleigh Barty or Japan’s Naomi Osaka in her quest for a maiden Grand Slam title.Sixth seed Pliskova also had a tough test, beating fellow Czech Lucie Safarova 7-6 (8/6), 7-5.In contrast, US Open finalist Madison Keys was in fine touch as she benefits from the guidance of former great Lindsay Davenport.Flying under the radar, the 17th seed has surrendered just 16 games on her way to the fourth round after beating Romania’s Ana Bogdan 6-3, 6-4.“Lindsay is amazing. We’ve had three years together and she has taught me how to handle big moments like this,” said Keys, who made the Australian Open semis in 2015.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Mental battle key to Djokovic comeback, says former coach

first_imgRead Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “Usually they say the amount of time you have been away takes you the same amount to come back to your previous level and I hope that is not the case for Djokovic because that would mean the end of the year.”Becker said legends Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer had shown it was possible to succeed after long injury absences.Federer and Nadal dominated the Slams in 2017 while the Swiss star defended his Australian Open in January, claiming a 20th major. “It would be a lot to expect him (Djokovic) coming back and winning his first tournament at a Grand Slam,” said Becker.“Rafa and Federer have set examples of coming back but they are not normal. Usually it takes time.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments FILE: Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic smiles as he delivers a press conference in Belgrade on July 26, 2017. AFP PHOTO / POOL / ANDREJ ISAKOVICFormer world number one Novak Djokovic’s toughest hurdle when he returns to the ATP Tour after a long injury absence will be a mental one, believes former coach Boris Becker.The 30-year-old Serbian’s return to competitive action is yet to be confirmed although he published photos of himself on the practice courts earlier this week for the first time since he underwent a minor “medical intervention” following a fourth round exit at the Australian Open.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving The 12-time Grand Slam winner struggled through his defeat by Chung Hyeon of South Korea, troubled still by a persistent elbow injury, that had seen him off the circuit since Wimbledon last year, and a hip problem.Becker, who coached Djokovic to six Grand Slam titles from 2014-16, told journalists earlier this week at the Laureus Awards in Monte Carlo that Djokovic would have to accept that renewed success might not come immediately.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Mentally is going to be the biggest challenge,” said Becker at the event staged by Laureus, a global movement that aims to use the power of sport to tackle social challenges. “How much you accept to do the dirty work like Monday morning practice, the first and second round of tournaments you are expected to win and it is hot and windy conditions. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus ‘A very physical game’Becker, who won six Grand Slams including his first Wimbledon aged just 17, denied Djokovic’s situation would be better if he had undergone surgery earlier. “Tennis players don’t have only one injury,” said the 50-year-old German. “You play a Grand Slam over two weeks it is more than an elbow that hurts.“You take the decision to have surgery when it is a serious problem.“If you were to go into the locker room on a Monday morning you would be amazed how many players have elbow, ankle and foot injuries.”Becker added: “I hate to tell you tennis is a very physical game. Period. I can’t admire them (Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Andy Murray who has undergone hip surgery) enough. To play 75-80 matches a year — most sports aren’t like that.”Becker, who named Austria’s Dominic Thiem and hot-headed Australian Nick Kyrgios as potential successors to the likes of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic when they finally retire, said injuries were nothing new. “It is the nature of the beast of a professional tennis player,” he said.“You have it in the 1980s and 90s but the difference now is it is becoming more public.” Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wilder awaits Ortiz in title bout with eyes on Joshua Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Australia cricketers tend to break fine line between cheating and gamesmanship: Gavaskar

first_imgThere will be plenty to look forward to when the four-Test series between Australia and India get underway from December 6. For starters, India’s batsmen will be in focus – can they stand up and support Virat Kohli as India seek to create history down under?More significantly perhaps, all eyes will be on Australia who will be against two of their most prolific run scorers against the no.1 Test team in the world. AND, the Aussies will be watched closely by their own board. ‘DO NOT CROSS THE LINE! BE NICE’ is a standing instruction for every player in a Baggy Green.This has already created a bit of a stir in Australian cricket. A former Australia captain felt Tim Paine’s team needs to stop worrying about being respected. However, in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal and Cricket Australia’s culture review, Australia’s players will need to be at their best behaviour – their last two Test series against India were acrimonious. Recent Test matches between the two teams have been headlined by the brilliance of Virat Kohli and Steve Smith AND colourful verbal exchanges between players.That might have to stop. Kohli has already promised India would resort to sledging only if provoked by Australia.Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar, never a fan of sledging, took a dig at Australia’s cricket culture and pointed out the Aussie players tend to break the fine line between cheating and gamesmanship. “Their attitude over the years has been most different from other teams where they look to win at all cost. There is a fine line between breaking the rule and bending the rule. And their (culture) review told the world that their administrators did nothing about it. They tend to break the fine line between cheating and gamesmanship. They tell us we will not cross the line but what their line is no one knows. It’s like our line of control (at the border),” he told India Today.advertisementFormer Australian captain Michael Clarke felt mellowing down against the opponent could ultimately have an impact on results. Gavaskar countered Clarke’s argument citing the example of the great West Indies team that dominated his era. “Look at the West Indies example. The team that won so much from the 70’s to the 90’s did not need to tell anything to the opposition. They would dismiss batsmen and then score big. If the opposition batsman hit a good shot or even if it was a fortunate boundary, they would never get talking with him. All that Holding and Marshall would do is give you the stare and that would give the message that they will be coming in even quicker the next ball,” he said.”Australians coming in and engaging in abuse…. I have never understood that. That’s why now when they are losing, everyone is laughing. While even the Windies team is struggling, everyone wants them to come up. That’s the difference. That’s why people liked the West Indies team that won so much. Even Australia had a team that dominated for more than a decade but no one liked them for the way they played,” he remarked.With the India-Australia Test series set get underway in a week, the cricket globe is waiting to see which Australian team turns up. Gavaskar said Australia have a lot of work to do if they want to gain the respect of world cricket. “Lots to do if they want respect back. Today when an Australian players speaks well with an opposing player he is questioned in the dressing room.””Perhaps because of the IPL it does not happen as much. Before 2008 when an opponent would do well against Australia, no Aussie would clap. Would you become less competitive by acknowledging an opponent? This theory that you would lose advantage by acknowledging an opponent’s good show needs to change. They need to become more human now. Let’s stop being upright about everything. If they keep doing it, no one will like them. Sometimes not even their own team mates,” he spoke sharply.Also Read | Michael Clarke in Twitter tirade with Australian journalist: Always played by rulesAlso Read | Michael Clarke wants Tim Paine’s team to ‘play tough Australian cricket’ vs IndiaAlso Read | Ricky Ponting wants Aaron Finch to open for Australia in Test series vs IndiaAlso Read | Less verbals but more bouncers from Australia: Ian Chappell warns Virat Kohli’s Indialast_img read more