Bakery sought for Belvoir Castle retail development

first_imgBelvoir Castle in Leicestershire is looking to expand its retail development, The Engine Yard, with the addition of a patisserie and bakery.The Duchess of Rutland, Emma Manners, converted and renovated the three-acre site, situated at the foot of the castle two years ago. She is now looking to add to its growing food offering with a farm shop, a patisserie and bakery, and ice cream producer for its newly renovated retail units. The three units are within period and character properties.“Our offering is truly unique, and I now consider it a centre for excellence for artisan food in the local area. I am really excited about its next phase as we look for more artisans to join us,” she said.“We already have a high-end butchery, a specialist deli, an award-winning chocolatier, a coffee merchant, a home-made pizzeria and a very popular café and gin bar. I am looking to add to the experience so that our visitors can enjoy even more good quality and fresh artisan produce.”Officially opened by actress Elizabeth Hurley and television presenter Susannah Constantine in September 2018, The Engine Yard – which was originally used by artisan tradesmen to produce furniture, windows and doors during the construction of the present castle in the early 1800s, – has undergone an extensive £3 million renovation, which took two years to complete.Since lockdown restrictions were lifted for restaurants at the beginning of July, The Fuel Tank café at the Engine Yard has attracted record numbers of diners.last_img read more

Green Mountain Power Outlines Energy Future for Customers

first_imgMary Powell, incoming CEO of Green Mountain Power, announced on Monday the company’s plan to aggressively develop renewable resources to diversify the portfolio of energy sources.GMP’s strategy is to establish “green energy zones,” wherein Vermont companies will have priority in developing renewable energy sources, and to lessen Vermont’s dependence on Vermont Yankee nuclear power while “ramping up” in-state renewable generation. Powell said a key component is geo-political negotiations with Hydro Quebec, a provider of hydropower to GMP. Also important is the re-licensing of Vermont Yankee, whose contract will expire in 2012, so that state can develop solid infrastructure to support other sources of renewable energy instead of going cold turkey.The plan phases out dependence on oil/gas and system contracts, while increasing the role that biomass, hydro and wind power have in the energy resource mix. By 2032, Powell hopes, hydropower will have increased from 48 to 63 percent, biomass from 4 to 10 percent, and wind from zero to 8 percent. The plan estimates that nuclear energy will decrease from 38 percent to 17 percent by 2032.last_img read more

Sanchez future uncertain as United, City circle

first_img“I understand completely why you ask this question (about Sanchez), it’s your job,” said Guardiola. “But you know my answer. I am focused on Liverpool.”Mourinho, who described Sanchez as a “phenomenal player”, said: “I don’t know if it’s ethical or correct to be speaking about players of other clubs.”“Sanchez is an Arsenal player,” he added. “Probably this weekend he is going to defend Arsenal colours so I don’t think it’s correct to say things about Alexis Sanchez.”Arsenal boss Wenger said Sanchez would only be allowed to leave if they could get a new signing over the line — the club have been linked with young Bordeaux forward Malcom.“Of course I want a quick resolution,” he told reporters at Arsenal’s north London training base.“Is he (Sanchez) replaceable in the way that we find exactly the same player? Certainly not, but there’s always a way to find a different balance.“Alexis is an exceptional football player, he’s a world-class player and if that happens (and he leaves) we have to find a different balance in the team.”Theo Walcott is another Arsenal player poised to leave this month, with Everton manager Sam Allardyce revealing on Friday that they are hopeful of sealing a permanent deal.Wenger said he does not want the 28-year-old to leave, but conceded he cannot guarantee the forward playing time and an unlikely route into Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger admitted Friday that Alexis Sanchez’s future is up in the air as Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola stayed tight-lipped over potential moves for the forward during the January transfer window.Guardiola’s bid to buy Sanchez collapsed at the end of the summer transfer window and City were favourites to land him this time around but the club are apparently unwilling to meet Arsenal’s reported £35 million ($48 million, 39 million euros) asking price.Mourinho’s United are understood to have thrown their hat into the ring, bidding around £25 million to trump City’s £20 million offer as they seek to bolster their forward options and deny their bitter rivals.When asked if United were interested in signing the 29-year-old Chilean international, who is out of contract at the end of the season, Wenger said “nothing is really concrete at the moment”.Questioned as to whether there was any truth in the rumour, the Arsenal manager was coy.“You conclude that,” he said. “You could say that at the moment… it’s not that I don’t want to inform you, I don’t want to give you wrong information and at the moment I must say nothing is decided one way or the other.”Wenger admitted a bidding war could help Arsenal but said that was not the current situation.In later press conferences on Friday, neither Guardiola nor Mourinho gave much away over a potential move for the Arsenal man.Guardiola said his focus was on maintaining City’s fine form when they travel to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.last_img read more

Ronaldo hat-trick sends Portugal into Nations League final

first_imgCity are reportedly set to pay Felix’s 120-million-euro ($135 million) buyout clause from Benfica, but the 19-year-old missed a glaring chance to mark his international debut with a goal just before the break as he blasted over from Ronaldo’s pass.Switzerland had posed a threat themselves in the first half with Xherdan Shaqiri, fresh from winning the Champions League with Liverpool, particularly lively.However, it took the help of VAR to get them back in the game in a moment of huge controversy just before the hour mark.Portugal thought they were the ones with the chance to extend their lead from the penalty spot when referee Felix Brych pointed to the spot.However, the German referee then reviewed a Swiss penalty appeal he had waved away for a foul by Nelson Semedo on Steven Zuber and overturned his initial decision.Rodriguez drilled home the resultant spot-kick much to the fury of the home supporters at the Estadio do Dragao.The Swiss could then have gone in front when Benfica forward Haris Seferovic headed just wide.But Portugal’s greater star power eventually shone through as Silva squared for Ronaldo to drill home his second of the night.Moments later the hosts sealed their place in the final on the counter-attack as Ronaldo curled into the far corner to take his tally of international goals to 88.Share on: WhatsApp Ronaldo score a hatrick. PHOTO via @UEFAEUROPorto, Portugal | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo hit a hat-trick as Portugal withstood a huge moment of VAR controversy to beat Switzerland 3-1 and reach the Nations League final on home soil in Porto.Ronaldo’s free-kick opened the scoring midway through the first half, but the Swiss levelled when the referee overturned his decision to award Portugal a penalty to give a spot-kick at the other end after a VAR review, and Ricardo Rodriguez levelled.The game seemed destined to head for extra time, but as ever Ronaldo stepped up to be the hero with two expert finishes in the final two minutes.The hosts will now face England or the Netherlands, who meet on Thursday, in Sunday’s final.Portugal made it to the last four without their all-time record goalscorer as Ronaldo took a hiatus from international football to concentrate on his first season at Juventus.However, the five-time world player of the year returned to the national team in March and was always likely to be the centre of attention on a day when it was reported a rape lawsuit against him had been dropped.A lawyer for the American woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by Ronaldo — accusations he has strongly denied — later dismissed that report, saying the lawsuit had not been dropped.In Porto, Ronaldo pulled his first big chance wide early on, but made the breakthrough on 25 minutes.Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer was fooled by the wicked swerve as Ronaldo’s free-kick from the edge of the area flew into his bottom left-hand corner.– Debut for Felix –The Portugal captain is, though, no longer his country’s only star name with Bernardo Silva starring for Manchester City where he could soon be joined by Joao Felix.last_img read more

Women’s Tennis Blanks Milwaukee, 7-0

first_img Singles competition Milwaukee 0-6 1. Herder, Tess/Petushkova, Liza (DU) def. Labina Petrovska/Anna Daniel Fuentes (UWM) 6-2 “I’m impressed on how our girls played. Once again, we started strong in doubles. We keep getting better after every single match and it is exciting to see play better and better,” said Drake head coach Mai-Ly Tran. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team blanked Milwaukee, 7-0, Friday afternoon at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. 1. Brills, Summer (DU) def. Labina Petrovska (UWM) 6-1, 7-6 4. Lomas, Joely (DU) def. Agata Jurczak (UWM) 6-4, 6-1 Box Score The Bulldogs close out the weekend with a trip to Minnesota on Sunday. First serve is set for 4 p.m. 3. Petushkova, Liza (DU) def. Anna Daniel Fuentes (UWM) 6-2, 6-4 Doubles competition Drake 7, Milwaukee 0Feb 09, 2018 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center)   Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Story Links 6. Williams, Kenya (DU) def. Lucy Harper (UWM) 6-0, 3-6, 6-0 The Bulldogs (6-0) got out to a strong start and swept the doubles point. Kenya Williams and Megan Webb cruised past Nicole Clarke and Lucy Harper, 6-1 at No. 3, while Tess Herder and Liza Petushkova clinched the point with a 6-2 win at No. 1. 2. Herder, Tess (DU) def. Loren Nelson (UWM) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6) 2. Brills, Summer/Lomas, Joely (DU) def. Loren Nelson/Agata Jurczak (UWM) 6-3 5. Webb, Megan (DU) def. Nicole Clarke (UWM) 6-3, 6-3 Match Notes 3. Williams, Kenya/Webb, Megan (DU) def. Nicole Clarke/Lucy Harper (UWM) 6-1 Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,3,5,1,2,6) Drake 6-0 Drake continued its momentum into singles as the Bulldogs won the first set on five courts. Junior Joely Lomas was the first one off the court with a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles. Petushkova improved to 6-0 on the season by defeating Anna Daniel Fuentes, 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3. Webb secured the Bulldog win with a 6-3, 6-3 victory at No. 5 singles.last_img read more

Tributes paid to Polish diver who perished off Malin Head

first_imgTributes have been paid to a diver who lost his life off the coast of Donegal.Michal Marek was killed while taking part in an open-water dive in Malin Head on Sunday.Originally from Poland, the 36-year-old had been living in Ireland for several years with his sister, Agnieszka. He was based in Galway and was described as an ‘avid explorer’ by the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation.He was among a team which discovered the longest marine cave in Ireland in Clare.According to the ICRO Michal filled his life with underground and underwater adventures as a caver and cave diver and recorded the Irish cave-dive depth record during a venture in Pollatoomery — a cave in Mayo.Following his tragic death, the ICRO acknowledged his contribution to the organisation as a core-team member and stated that he ‘will be a huge loss’ and ‘will be missed by all who worked with him’. Tributes paid to Polish diver who perished off Malin Head was last modified: May 14th, 2019 by StephenShare 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) Tags:diverdonegalMalin HeadPOLISHlast_img read more

Film School 101: Filmmaking Fundamentals, Assignments, and Exercises

first_img5. Three-Act Structure Short FilmImage via Nicoleta Ionescu.While you don’t always learn this in a beginner’s film class, the classic three-act narrative structure is a huge step toward both short and feature filmmaking — virtually all of your favorite movies and TV shows have used this structure to some degree. (Joseph Campell’s Hero’s Journey is a good read if you want to see how a similar concept applies to narratives from around the world throughout history.)This assignment requires you to script, storyboard, shoot, and edit a short film that follows the three-act narrative arc. You don’t have to hit every point, but it becomes a fun challenge to show the basic elements of the hero’s journey from beginning to end.Here are some more resources on scripting and the hero’s journey.The Recurring Myth Behind Your Favorite FilmsBending the Rules of the Three-Act Structure5 Important Tools Every Screenwriter Should Have Are you interested in becoming a filmmaker? New to the craft? Try out these five exercises to build your filmmaking skill-set.As a graduate of a film program, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it to just anyone. However, for someone just starting out and unsure how they’d like to develop their craft and find a career in the industry, a film program can be helpful. Some big takeaways I’d like to share based on my experience (and backed up by several friends, colleagues, and others online) are some of the assignments — or exercises — that you complete in film school to develop your filmmaking skills.These all teach you different filmmaking fundamentals, and they challenge you as a filmmaker to develop your own creative voice. So let’s take a look.1. Photo StoriesImage via Rawpixel.com.The first assignment in most film school courses is the “use photos to tell a story” exercise. It focuses on composition and shot selection. (It’s also fairly simple for any experience level.) All you have to do is use a camera that can take stills (whether its your DSLR or your smartphone), to take 15 to 20 photos to tell a story. This requires the initial processes of scripting and storyboarding, enlisting actors, securing locations, and using lighting — but without the more advanced problems of sound recording. Usually pairs or groups work on these assignments, but you can also work on them solo.This assignment also requires some introductory steps into non-linear editing, as you’ll need to lay your photos out on some sort of editing program with a timeline and then choose the length for each shot. You can also add music to accompany your final edit (or even voice-over if you’d like to really challenge yourself).Here are some resources to help you on this project.Translating Your Photography Skills to CinematographyTips for Photographers Transitioning to Videography7 Simple Photography Hacks  If you view these “assignments” as prompts, you can start creating some projects of your own that you can share with friends or others in the filmmaking community. For more inspiration and technical tips, stick around the PremiumBeat blog and YouTube page to keep developing your skills. And for more film school-esque tips and tricks, check out some of the following articles.The Essential Back to (Film) School Reading Guide + 3 Free EBooks7 Film School Clichés You Might Want to Avoid10 Tips for Succeeding in Film SchoolHBO’s Game of Thrones: Your One-Stop Film School11 YouTube Channels Every Filmmaker Should Be Following 4. Two-Person Conversation with FlashbackImage via guruXOX.One of the more entertaining projects I can remember was the first two-person conversation that we got to shoot — we were supposed to juxtapose it against a short flashback sequence. The two-person conversation is a staple of narrative filmmaking that teaches you all sorts of principles and techniques. You get to learn and apply the 180-degree rule, along with your standard shot-reverse-shot back and forth. You can add close-ups, over-the-shoulders, and reaction shots for more coverage to choose from in your edit.The flashback adds another element: crossing dialogue from the conversation with a sequence that your characters could be describing or alluding to as a way to develop a story. Once you have all your footage for both, the edit starts to become very open-ended, and it’s exciting to see how many different ways you can put everything together.Here is some more information on the basics of shot-reverse-shot filmmaking.How to Compose a Cinematic Shot Reverse ShotCamera Angles: Over The Shoulder or Single Shot?Learn to Work with Eyelines in Film and Video Production 2. Completed ActionImage via Dean Drobot.Once you’ve learned some of the basics of shot composition and editing, the next assignment usually pushes students to work with match cuts and completed action. This is a pretty short and simple assignment, but it’s an important one because it helps you practice how shots connect with movement across angles. You’ll need to choose a mildly complex everyday action to film. Some examples might be cooking a meal, wrapping a present, or doing a load of laundry. It helps if your action takes place in only one spot in one room where the lighting is consistent.The challenge here is choosing which shots to record, then translating these in the edit to present a completed action seamlessly from beginning to end. When you’re just starting out, it may seem easier than it looks. But it forces you to carefully think about all the nuances of shooting and editing.Here are some articles to read up on before diving into this assignment.Film Theory: Why Don’t We Notice All Those Editing Cuts?8 Essential Cuts Every Editor Should KnowEditing Theory: How to Manipulate The Passage of Time 3. Process DocumentaryImage via tsarevv.The assignments get more challenging as you go. Moving from set shots, we then look at documentary filmmaking and the challenges of capturing elements that are out of your direct control. Similar to the completed action, a popular film school assignment is the “process documentary,” which is one of the most basic staples of documentary filmmaking.For this assignment, you’ll need to choose a documentary subject that ideally completes one (or several) actions of its own. Some good examples would be a pizzeria preparing a pizza for delivery, a yard crew mowing a lawn, or a mechanic changing a tire, etc. The important thing is that the activity is out of your control as a documentarian, so you’ll have to plan to capture the footage you’ll need to create your process documentary in the edit.Read up on these documentary articles for more inspiration.How To Find the Right Subject for Your Documentary7 Reasons You Should “Script” Your Documentary ProjectsA Complete Guide to Documentary Filmmaking Cover image by TZIDO SUN.last_img read more

HC slams BCCI over Kings XI termination

first_imgThe Bombay High Court on Wednesday slammed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for appealing against its stay order on the termination of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab’s agreement.Upholding its decision to grant relief to Kings XI Punjab against the BCCI petition, the high court lashed out at the board and said that the basis of termination of the team was erroneous and flawed.This effectively means that there would be 10 teams in the forthcoming fourth season of IPL which is scheduled to begin just six days after the ICC World Cup.The court emphasised that the basis on which the BCCI terminated the contract was factually incorrect.In its appeal the BCCI had claimed that Punjab did not make a strong prima facie case that its consortium members were always in control. The BCCI had also claimed that the franchise did not meet the legal requirements needed to get the interim stay.The latest court order comes as yet another setback to the BCCI which had earlier terminated the contract of Rajasthan Royals along with that of Punjab.last_img read more

Manchester City owner wants to invest in Malaysian club

first_imgView comments ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting He said that no specific side was discussed.But Syed Saddiq said CFG would be meeting with some presidents of local clubs soon, and he wanted them to make Malaysia “their base in Southeast Asia”.Malaysia’s main divisions are the top-flight super league and the second-tier premier league.At Thursday’s meeting, Soriano said he saw great possibilities in Malaysia.“We would like to talk to all of the Malaysian football stakeholders to find ways to collaborate,” he was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times newspaper.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue CFG already owns or has stakes in New York City, Melbourne City, Japan’s Yokohama F Marinos, Atletico Torque, Girona and Sichuan Jiuniu, as well as star side Manchester City.City are flying high after winning the FA Cup last week, completing a domestic treble with the English league title and the League Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsManchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola (L) takes part in a stage presentation following an open-top bus parade through Manchester, northern England on May 20, 2019, to celebrate winning the 2019 Premier League title, the FA Cup and English League Cup. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)“They are looking at the possibility of co-owning a Malaysian club,” Ahmad Shapawi Ismail, director-general of Malaysia’s national sports council, told AFP.The official, who was present at Thursday’s meeting, said he was “delighted and excited” at the news, adding: “We need (their) expertise.” Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toocenter_img 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 Articles02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES “We see Malaysia has an opportunity for football… the level of enthusiasm of the fans is obvious. The development of Malaysian football and the league in the last year with investment by the government shows that there’s great opportunity.”It is the latest Asian country being considered by CFG — in March, Soriano said the group wanted to invest in India.Football is popular in Malaysia but the country does not perform well on the international stage, and is currently ranked 168th in the world.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After solid debut, Prince Ibeh determined to give more for NorthPort CEO of City Group, Ferran Soriano speaks during a session of the 13th edition of the Dubai International Sports Conference, at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on January 2, 2019. (Photo by Fabio FERRARI / La Presse / AFP) / Italy OUT – China OUTThe owners of Premier League champions Manchester City are eyeing a stake in a Malaysian team to add to their growing portfolio of clubs, a sports official said Friday.Ferran Soriano — chief executive of City Football Group (CFG), which is bankrolled by Sheikh Mansour of the Abu Dhabi royal family — raised the possibility when he met Sports Minister Syed Saddiq in Malaysia on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

10 months agoNeves proud playing with Moutinho at Wolves

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Neves proud playing with Moutinho at Wolvesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRuben Neves admits he’s enjoying playing with Joao Moutinho in the Wolves midfield this season.It has been a thrill for Neves to partner his compatriot after growing up a fan and ball boy at Porto, where Moutinho starred.Neves told the Mirror: “It was really special when he signed here. When I was younger I saw Moutinho playing and he was very good.“He was a reference for me as a ball boy and now to play with him, it is unbelievable.”Swapping Champions League football for the English second tier may have seemed an unusual move but he had his reasons: “The Championship allows you to grow as a player. It is very competitive.” last_img read more