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Red Dot Award: Design Oscar of the Rašić + Vrabec studio for the logo of the 66th Pula Film Festival

first_img“We were already honored that the awarded logo won the jury competition for the 66th Pula event itself, which is one of the oldest continuous film festivals in Europe and the world. At that time, we already felt that this logo had a very successful future ahead of it”Point out the authors, Vedrana Vrabec and Marko Rašić. The use of numbers in the logo emphasizes the tradition and longevity of the festival itself. The figure itself is powerful and symbolic and allows for numerous uses and associations. “Viewers thus interpreted the logo themselves, interpreting it in different ways; from eyebrows to eyebrows, glasses, openings through which to peek, Arena floor plan, film rolls and even exclamation points, etc. From the very beginning it proved to be inspiring and applicable, and the reactions of the audience were excellent”The authors point out. The Red Dot awards will be presented to the winners at the award ceremony on October 1 in Berlin, and that night the awarded projects will be exhibited as part of the “Designers’ Night” celebration in Ewerk. The winning works will also be immortalized in the International Yearbook Brands & Communication Design 2019/2020. which comes out on November 14th. Rašić + Vrabec are specialists in design in culture and for brands that want to become culture. They design and create exhibitions, spaces and products, and the founders of the studio, Vedrana Vrabec + Marko Rašić, have been working professionally for more than 15 years. The most prestigious and largest international recognition for design – Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design – went to the Zagreb studio Rašić + Vrabec, the authors of the visual identity of the Pula Film Festival. center_img Photo: Rasic + Sparrow This year, more than 8600 projects applied for this prestigious award, and an international jury of 24 renowned experts selected logo66. Pula Film Festival one of the best in the Brand Design & Identity category for logo design. Vedrana Vrabec and Marko Rašićlast_img read more

Year 2016: New stars, shocks and tears in F1 year

first_imgWhen the F1 circus reached Barcelona, he led by 43 points.On May 15, the first major pivot in the drama arrived. The two Mercedes men collided into each other on the opening lap, Verstappen blazed to glory, aged 18, and F1’s order was truly shaken up.Phenomenal run Two weeks later, he almost won in Monaco, but for a messy pit-stop strategy and the excellence of Hamilton in the rain, the Briton winning for the first time in more than six months.In the same two races, Rosberg’s early-season confidence went from easy to brittle. He led the points’ chart, but he could sense Hamilton’s heat and speed and the chase was on.It stayed that way with Hamilton eventually taking over the championship lead in July after a phenomenal run of wins.But his engine failures and other assorted mechanical problems cost him dear with penalties when the action resumed in Belgium where he took as many new parts as possible and conceded victory to Rosberg.Revived Rosberg took full advantage of Hamilton’s wavering concentration and won again in Italy and then in Singapore and Japan, after Ricciardo had triumphed in Malaysia.Mercedes dominance was unquestioned, but Red Bull were back as their main rivals while Ferrari blustered and flustered, accompanied by a rumour machine suggesting weekly fallouts in the team.All this left Hamilton a distant second, but he ended the year as Rosberg began it with four straight wins, including a demonstration in the rain in Brazil where Verstappen raced from 15th to finish third.By then, too, it was clear only a minor miracle could enable Hamilton to keep his crown as Rosberg finished second and second and second and second. It was all he needed in the nerve-shredding duel in the desert.There, he wept with joy while others, including popular veterans Briton Jenson Button and Brazilian Felipe Massa signed off. In a year of some upheaval, McLaren also said goodbye in acrimonious circumstances to their long-serving boss Ron Dennis after a board-room shake-up.str/cw Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | In Formula One, it was the year that had everything and more.From the arrival of a precocious teenage star to the abrupt retirement of a first-time champion, 2016 will be remembered as a roller-coaster of surprises, accidents, rivalries and farewells.Dutchman Max Verstappen, the son of journeyman racer Jos Verstappen, won on his debut with the Red Bull team at the Spanish Grand Prix and went on to dazzle and, sometimes, ignite hostility. A champion was born.Defending champion and three-time title-holder Lewis Hamilton drove brilliantly, but not often enough to overcome a sequence of setbacks that cost him glory – and handed his team-mate and rival Nico Rosberg the crown.The Englishman’s 10th win came in November’s season-ender in Abu Dhabi, where he was foiled in a last-gasp attempt to create a trap for his team-mate. No-one has won so many races without taking the title.Rosberg survived and overcame his nerves to finish second in a tense conclusion to a championship that had seen him lead from the front, fall behind and then regain the initiative in the closing months.Five celebratory days later, the 31-year-old German son of the 1982 champion Keke Rosberg announced he was leaving the sport to be with his family.Mercedes, the dominant force that carried him to success on the crest of a third successive constructors’ championship, were left chasing after a replacement.Team boss Toto Wolff also had to face up to the likely departure of his ever-reliable and even-tempered sidekick technical boss Paddy Lowe who looked set to join Williams.In typical F1 fashion, it appeared likely that Williams’ star driver Finn Valtteri Bottas was being lined up as Rosberg’s replacement in the most coveted seat in the pit-lane for the faster ‘new-look’ cars of 2017.The placid Bottas may prove to be a perfect choice, not least because of his temperament. He has plenty of speed, too, but is unlikely to match Rosberg’s run of wins.Rosberg reeled off wins in Australia, Bahrain, China and Russia to leave Hamilton panting in pursuit.last_img read more

A Study In Pink: What the Day/Night pink ball test at Eden Gardens means…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Times Of OmanAdvertisement cuNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs77kfi1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4h5u( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) hu2Would you ever consider trying this?😱sb8mCan your students do this? 🌚7Roller skating! Powered by Firework The last time Eden Gardens was brimmed up in a test match was during the historic 2001 clash against Australia. Much like that clash, which opened up new avenues for the Men In Blue, the Day/Night test promises to do the same for Indian cricket which is turning a new leaf in dominance at the moment. Advertisement Image Courtesy: Times Of OmanWhile countries like Australia and New Zealand got to experience the perks and boons of the pink ball back in 2015, it was a long wait for the Men In Blue. After lots of sways and close calls, the appointment of Sourav Ganguly as the BCCI president was the catalyst that this move needed.The Day-Night test achieved its primary goal, which was to bring in spectators. Eden Gardens was buzzing during dusk much like during an IPL game which shows how the new format has excited the viewers.Advertisement Yet another appealing factor of the revamped format is the timing which allows several spectators to join in during the latter stages of the play. Moreover, in a country with scorching heat, it eases the viewers as they only have to endure the heat for a short while.Moreover, Team India’s performance albeit against a team like Bangladesh is bound to get the viewers buzzing. The glittering pink ball was a spectacle to behold either off the bat of Virat Kohli or zipping its way through the air off the hands of the seamers.Advertisement The successful completion of the Day/Night test puts forward a lot of new exciting prospects in the future. To entice the viewers in regards to domestic cricket, Ranji Trophy matches could be played under the lights as there is a huge bridge between domestic and International cricket viewers.Playing with the pink ball is a challenge for all the departments of the game. With the ball garnering movement under the lights, it is an ordeal for the batsman to deal with the movement as well as spot it in the lights. Meanwhile, with the ball being harder and weighing more than the traditional red ball, grabbing catches is a challenge. Due to these aspects, playing with the pink ball under the lights can develop a player if it is implemented right from the domestic level itself.With the pink ball test being aesthetically pleasing, it draws a lot of the younger audience as well. After the culmination of the Day/Night test, it is safe enough to say that it has made India fall in love with test cricket once again.Read Also:Ravi Shastri: MS Dhoni’s future depends on how he does in IPLAlways amongst the “runs”: Steve Smith punishes himself with 3km run after he fails to score big in Brisbane test against Pakistan  Advertisementlast_img read more

Effectively Protecting Liberia’s Borders

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Who should know better than Defense Minister Brownie Samukai that Liberia’s borders are NOT secure, especially as we witness the final draw down of the United Nations Military in Liberia (UNMIL) forces? The Defense Minister is UNMIL’s closest government collaborator in Liberia.  UNMIL is a military force.  And who is in charge of the military in Liberia? Defense Minister Samukai. So when he speaks about military and security incapacity, everyone should listen.Our Presidential Correspondent, William Harmon, quoted Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai as saying last week that the security apparatus of Liberia “is not prepared to take charge of protecting the nation’s territorial integrity and people as the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) gradually takes its exit from the country.”We consider this a very serious warning.The Defense Minister said his concern stemmed from the porous state of the Liberian borders being manned by ill-equipped immigration and police officers who he said could not defend themselves in case of any eventuality.Speaking at the turning over ceremony of two small arms and light weapons making machines donated by the European Commission (EC) and other partners to the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiCSA), Minister Samukai, in a keynote address, told the nation, “If we do not provide those capacities to the security agencies, it would limit our ability to carry on the kind of confident actions that one would expect from law enforcement agencies.He explained that there were immigration officers currently assigned at very porous borders in areas prone to conflict doing their jobs totally unarmed.”We have police officers from the PSU —and in some cases the Emergency Response Unit (ERU), “who are responding to security situations at those borders without weapons; it is not advisable for this situation to continue.”Minister Samukai noted that as Liberians consider the development of their country, they need to consider the fact that, “Security officers that we all rely on for protection cannot protect themselves when they are challenged.”The question is, how long will it take for this government to heed the call of our Soldiers, Police and Immigration Officers for appropriate arms, communication and transportation equipment?The needs of these vital personnel at our borders are nothing new. Since the incipience of this administration, and long before, these security officers–Police, Immigration and Army–have been complaining about the lack of logistical equipment and facilities to empower them properly to execute their assignments.  Their problems are not strange to the government.  These personnel have over many years complained about the lack of equipment, including communications, transportation and arms to do their work; and as long as they complain, nothing happens.No one has to ask why these military paramilitary personnel need these supplies.  Nearly two years ago when armed Ivorian rebels attacked their government posts on their side of the border and fled into Liberia, the Ivorian government immediately blamed the incursions on Liberian soldiers, until it became clear that Liberians had absolutely nothing to do with the problem.  Liberia was forced to close the border with Côte d’Ivoire for more than a year.  Most recently again, the same thing happened, and that government again blamed Liberia.There is another very serious problem: immigration. Does this government not know that thousands of foreign nationals cross our border each month and eventually consider themselves as Liberians? This is a very serious security risk. The problem is that so long as our border security personnel are not equipped, so long will they be exposed to cross-border insecurity, so long will other nations blame Liberia for cross-border troubles; so long will Liberia be threatened by foreign incursions and unwanted aliens that will threaten our internal security and exacerbate our immigration problems.We call on the Liberian government, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in particular and her finance people to provide the financial resources to equip our border personnel with the necessary equipment and other logistics in order to effectively man our borders.  We should not wait for a major crisis before we take the necessary action.We have enough experience to realize that this business of emergency reaction to crises will not do.  That certainly is not the way an old independent republic–the oldest on the block–should behave.last_img read more

Chelsea’s predicted line-up to face Bournemouth

Chelsea will be looking to continue their splendid start to the season when they take on Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Saturday at 15:00.The Blues have won their opening three games this season – their last coming in a dramatic 2-1 victory at Newcastle. The Chelsea boss has no injury concerns ahead of the game so we believe he will stick with the same line-up for their win last weekend.At his press conference, Sarri also said he will give Ruben Loftus-Cheek a chance to prove himself over the coming weeks as the fixtures intensify later in September. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware gameday cracker Chelsea have looked the real deal so far this season possible standings REVEALED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED shining smart causal tense Latest Chelsea FC News How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 2 However, the Blues will be wary of their opponents who have picked up seven points out of a possible nine this season, including a good fightback draw against Everton last weekend.But the home side will still be favourites to win this clash. Here is talkSPORT predicted Chelsea line-up: Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City read more

Consumer centres for rural towns

first_img4 March 2010South Africa’s National Consumer Forum (NCF) has opened its first Access to Knowledge (A2K) centre – a hub for skills training, research and consumer advice – in the small rural town of KwaMhlanga in Mpumalanga province.The facility is supported by Nestle South Africa and Metropolitan Holdings, in the interests of consumer empowerment through learning, particularly in economically marginalised areas.It is hoped that this centre will be the first of many to be established around the country.“The A2K centre in KwaMhlanga promises to be a valuable pilot scheme for us to roll out in other areas,” NCF chairman Thami Bolani said in a statement last month. “Training and advice builds knowledge and confidence, which in the long run is the consumer’s best protection against abuse by the private or public sector.”Consumer education vitalNestle South Africa chairman and MD Sullivan O’Carroll said that as a leading nutrition, health and wellness company, consumer education in South Africa was a priority for Nestle.“Through this partnership with the NCF, we aim to enhance the quality of life of communities by providing information and training on nutrition, health and wellness,” he said.Metropolitan Holdings’ Nathi Choco said his organisation had been involved with various initiatives with the NCF over the past two years, and they had no doubt that the new partnership would be invaluable in empowering consumers.“Only knowledgeable consumers can exercise their rights and responsibilities with determination and confidence,” he said.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

South African teen is world’s top maths student

first_img19 April 2016South African student, Dario Trinchero (17), has been crowned the best mathematics student in the world. #Dstv872 pic.twitter.com/v4Nu13y0um— TransAfricaRadio (@TransAfrica872) April 18, 2016Dario Trinchero, a matriculant at Somerset College in Western Cape, has become the first South African to earn the title of top mathematics student in the world after achieving the highest marks possible in the International Cambridge University advanced subsidiary examinations.Trinchero placed first in two mathematics exams, and achieved a first place for South African students for two chemistry papers and a practical. He scored 100% in all five exams.Trinchero told 702 Talk Radio that teachers at Somerset College, recognising his growing talent for mathematics, introduced him to the Cambridge AS Examinations in 2015. Consisting of some of the most notoriously difficult mathematics problems ever devised, the Cambridge tests are taken by prospective engineers and theorists seeking to enter into the competitive air/space science industry and the fields of astro and quantum physics.He hoped to study theoretical physics and computer science at a South African university after he finished high school, he told the radio host, Keino Kammies. “I’ve always been passionate about maths, and have had passionate teachers. All of that is the catalyst for success. I’ve always done well because I’ve been surrounded by people who encouraged me,” Trinchero said.“The quality of Dario’s answers secured him the honour, not simply the 100%,” said Meg Fargher, the executive head of Somerset College in Somerset West. “We are extremely proud of Dario and his teachers on this incredible achievement.”Source: LeadSAlast_img read more

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Sync Your Footage Faster with Red Giant’s Plural Eyes

first_imgRed Giant Software releases Plural Eyes 3 for syncing audio and video  Discover why this update may become an essential part of your post production workflow.When Final Cut Pro X was announced at the 2011 NAB Supermeet I couldn’t help but feel a bit sorry for the team from Singular Software (maker of Plural Eyes) that had a booth there.  After all, Apple’s new editing app included it’s own synching tool that could automatically marry video with external audio.   Adobe’s Premiere Pro now has a similar software based syncing tool.  Surely Plural Eyes would become an obsolete software, right?Imagine my surprise then when Red Giant Software, a leading video editing plugin developer, snatched up Plural Eyes in the summer of 2012.  Now we know why.Plural Eyes 3 is faster than ever…20 times faster to be exact.  Anyone shooting on DSLR knows the time it takes to sync up camera footage/audio with audio recorded on an external recorder.  Depending on the amount of footage it could take days manually, and hours using earlier software syncing technology.  The new Plural Eyes aims to make this process a breeze.  It’s a standalone application, so you don’t need a certain video editing application for it to work.  Plural Eyes can export its timeline to Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro for an even smoother post production workflow.For video editors who do a lot of work with externally recorded audio having this tool in your editing toolkit seems like a no-brainer.  Time is money…so speed up your workflow so you can make the most of it.More info and download Plural Eyes 3 at Red Giant ($199).See Plural Eyes 3 in action:last_img read more

Andres Iniesta confident Japanese club Vissel Kobe can recover

first_imgHontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid FILE – In this July 22, 2018, file photo, Vissel Kobe’s Andres Iniesta, right, of Spain controls the ball during their J-League soccer match against Shonan Bellmare in Kobe, western Japan. Iniesta is confident he can help his struggling Japanese team turn things around after a disappointing start to the season. (Yohei Nishimura/Kyodo News via AP)KOBE, Japan— Andres Iniesta is confident he can help his struggling Japanese team turn things around after a disappointing start to the season.After finishing 10th in the 18-team J-League last season, Vissel Kobe spent lavishly over the winter when it signed Iniesta and his former Barcelona teammate David Villa.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. While in Japan, Barcelona will also play English Premier League club Chelsea on July 23 at Saitama Stadium.Iniesta said he is looking forward to facing his former team.“Personally, It will be a special game for me,” he said. “It will be special for Vissel Kobe and all of our fans so we want to play our best.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess But things have just gone from bad to worse two months into the season.Former Germany international Lukas Podolski stepped down as captain last week, hinting at turmoil after manager Juan Manuel Lillo left the club.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, logisticsIn a statement through the club, former Real Sociedad manager Lillo said he had made the “difficult decision” to leave the team.The club has named its former manager Takayuki Yoshida as Lillo’s replacement and Iniesta will wear the captain’s armband when the team faces Kawasaki Frontale at home on Saturday. “Even though there have been a lot of changes we have to stay positive as professionals,” Iniesta said on Thursday. “The team is in a difficult situation now but we have to move forward.”Owned by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc., Vissel has tried to establish itself as one of the J-League’s premier clubs with the signing of players like Podolski, Iniesta and Villa.Despite boasting one of the league’s most expensive rosters, Vissel has just three wins this season, along with a draw and four losses and is currently 11th in the standings.“There will be a lot of opinions about what we need to do,” Iniesta said. “The new manager has previous experience and knows this team. From a personal perspective, I feel we are making progress and there are no negatives.”Vissel will play 25-time Spanish champions Barcelona on July 27 at Kobe’s Noevir Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas Pilipinas set for twice a week training for Fiba World Cup buildup DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more