Sharks’ Joe Thornton explains why his latest milestone is extra special

first_imgEDMONTON, Alberta — Whenever Joe Thornton is asked about the latest-hockey legend that he’s passed in the NHL record books, he blushes and expresses humility.It’s a scene that played out when he eclipsed Mario Lemieux in November, Gordie Howe in February and Stan Mikita in March. While every name on the ladder provides its own dose of modesty, Thornton couldn’t deny that moving into a tie with Steve Yzerman for eighth place on the NHL’s all-time assists list (1,063) on Tuesday was uniquely …last_img

Rhino care on wheels

first_imgThis beautiful baby may one day find itself in need of the rhino ambulance – a rapid response vehicle that can offer on-site medical treatment and then take small traumatised animals to the Rhino Orphanage in Limpopo for special care. (Image: Luke Harwood) The world’s first baby rhino ambulance. (Image: Rhino Orphanage)MEDIA CONTACTS • Pete Richardson  For the Rhino Orphanage • Allison Thompson  Oscap  +27 74 104 0208 RELATED ARTICLES • Poisoning horns to save rhinos • Sangomas join the rhino force • Special anti-poaching weapon for SA • Using technology to fight poaching • Musos pitch in to save rhinosJabu SimelaneThe Rhino Orphanage, opened in August 2012, has added a new weapon to its arsenal in the fight against rhino poaching – the world’s first bespoke baby rhino ambulance.The orphanage is the first specialist, dedicated, non-commercial centre in the world to care for baby rhinos orphaned by the trade in poached rhino horns. It is located at the Entabeni Safari Conservancy in Limpopo Province, near the city of Mokopane, about 250km north of Pretoria. The ambulance was donated by the Canadian Medical Association and comes with a trailer to carry vital equipment into the bush and a specialised transporter to carry tiny injured calves back to the orphanage where they can receive medical attention around the clock.The trailer and transporter have been donated by Arnold Chatz Motors. These extra facilities are intended to provide on-site medical care, enabling vets to give specialised care to rhinos attacked by poachers. The vehicles also bring medical supplies to the Rhino Orphanage for the animals in its care.The facilities are supported by donations from Oscap (Outraged South African Citizens Against Poaching), Platinum Trailers, Practical Publishing and Robbie Fuchs of World Signs. Oscap member Allison Thompson says that the orphanage, which is run by Arrie van Deventer, is doing pioneering work and has already made an impact in just a few months since opening.It is an important element in the Rhino Response Strategy National Rescue and Response network, a group of sanctuaries and a non-profit charity that works to rehabilitate rhino and release them back into the wild. The network aims to put in place a rapid intervention and co-ordinated rescue response system which seeks to raise the success ratio of the rescue of poaching orphans. It aims to do this by implementing appropriate handling, rearing and rehabilitation protocols.Helping the most vulnerable rhinoThe latest moves come after what Oscap has called a sudden boom in so-called “calf rescue” projects that are believed to exploit calves as a way to generate funding without the intention to release them back into the wild. This leads to problems as the animals age, as they become overly tame.There are four calves at the Rhino Orphanage, the most recent of which is Ntombi, rescued in January when it was just two months old. The calf’s mother was killed by poachers. Ntombi had received near fatal head injuries that had penetrated its skull and damaged its sinus cavity. But after constant care, Ntombi has healed and is being rehabilitated to be released back into the wild.This is only one example of the damage caused by poaching and the illegal trade in rhino horn. The Rhino Response Strategy National Rescue and Response network not only focuses on the rehabilitation of injured rhino, but also on the prevention of poaching. It trains trackers to track and apprehend poachers so that they can be prosecuted.With the orphanage and the ambulance, Van Deventer and his team, including rhino rearing and rehabilitation expert Karen Trendler, manger of the Rhino Orphanage, can now work around the clock to help save the country’s rhino population. The ambulance is part of the response network’s emergency field response team, ensuring immediate medical attention. This gives an injured rhino the best chance of survival.South Africa is home to 90% of the world’s rhino population. It is plagued by poaching, following a steep uptick in the illegal trade of rhino horn. According to the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa, which tracks poaching, 446 rhino had been poached in South Africa in the year so far to 26 June.The total rhino poaching numbers for 2012 were 668; in 2011, 448 rhino were poached; and in 2010, 333 were poached. By far the most of these were in Kruger National Park.last_img read more

Google Maps Navigation: The First Killer App for Android 2.0

first_imgTags:#Google#news#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Android 2.0 just got its first killer app: Google Maps Navigation. Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0 will be available for free and will be part of the default Google Maps app on Android 2.0 phones. The service offers all the features that users expect from a modern GPS app, including traffic data, 3D view and turn-by-turn voice guidance. Because it’s connected to the Google cloud, the app can also display street view images, satellite imagery and real-time traffic data. Google also implemented a voice recognition feature.Disrupting the Mapping Industry One App at a TimeTwo weeks ago, Google severed some of its ties with Tele Atlas in the US and started to display its own mapping data instead. Today’s launch of the Maps Navigation app explains why Google decided to do this. Google can now display these maps without having to pay royalties to a third party and without having to negotiate a new contract with Tele Atlas. Top Features According to Google:The most recent map and business dataSearch in plain EnglishSearch by voiceTraffic viewSearch along routeSatellite viewStreet ViewBy making this a free product, Google is disrupting the mapping and GPS navigation market. Mapping companies like Tele Atlas or NAVTEQ make their money by licensing their data to GPS developers like TomTom or Navigon. Google, on the other hand, can give this product away for free.For now, the app will only be available on the Droid, but in a press conference earlier this morning, Google also said that these navigation capabilities would eventually come to other phones, including the iPhone. center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Organize Your Interviews Using Subclips in Premiere Pro

first_imgStep 2 — Create SubclipTo create a subclip, I can control-click on the source monitor and select Make Subclip. This will open up a dialogue box that will allow me to name my subclip, as well as specify if I would like to restrict the boundaries of the subclip.If I check this, then I will not be able to extend the clip beyond the subclip boundaries when I have the subclip in the timeline. (Be aware that you can also create subclips from the timeline panel.)Once I finish my first subclip, I can repeat steps 1 and 2 to create as many subclips as I need. Next, let’s organize our project. Step 3 — Get OrganizedMy final step is to organize my subclips. I will create a folder in my project panel and name it Good Soundbites.Now I can throw all of my subclips’ sound bites into the folder, and viola — I’m organized. If you’ve ever worked with another editor or had a client hanging over your shoulder, you know that this kind of organization makes a world of difference.Even if I return to this project at a later date, I’ll be able to quickly reference soundbites. Do you have other interview editing tips? Let us know in the comments. Learn how to streamline your edit by using subclips in this Adobe Premiere Pro video tutorial.Top image via Shutterstock.I use subclips in Adobe Premiere Pro to stay organized. They allow me to quickly reference interview sound bites without shuttling around in a lengthy raw clip. Ideally, I prefer to break my interviews into subclips right at the beginning of a project. Once I have these in place, the editing process becomes much smoother, especially if I’m working with a client or other editors.In this tutorial, I’ll take you through a quick step-by-step approach to creating subclips. Step 1 — Select the Sound BitesThe first thing I need to do is select a sound bite. To do this, I will load my raw interview clip into the source monitor. Once in the source monitor, I’ll listen to my clip and select a sound bite. To select a sound bite, I’ll simply place In and Out points in the source monitor. Now I’m ready to create my subclip.last_img read more