Gardaí in Donegal issue firework advice ahead of Halloween

first_imgWARNING: Graphic content and pictures contained.As the countdown continues to Halloween Gardaí in Donegal have issued a reminder about the danger posed by fireworks.Fireworks include items which burn and explode to produce noise or a visual effect for entertainment. Sparklers, bangers, fountains and rockets are all fireworks. There are laws about what types of fireworks you can have and how you can use them.It is an offence to:• Light an unlicensed firework • Throw a lit firework at a person or property, except for low-hazard fireworks• Have an unlicensed firework• Have an unlicensed firework with the intention of selling it or giving it to someone elseThose caught breaking the law could face up to five years in prison or a €10,000 fine, or both.Speaking to Donegal Daily last month, Inishowen Councillor, Jack Murray, urged parents to be viligant of their children this Halloween.He said: “Fireworks make for a good spectacle if used in a safe environment, but they are very dangerous and if young children get their hands on them they can be particularly dangerous.” Picture: An Garda SiochanaUrging parents to talk to their children about the dangers fireworks pose, the Donegal Fire Service added: “Members of the public are asked not to buy, use or supply fireworks and parents are requested to monitor their children and make sure they do not play with fireworks including bangers.“Every year children end up tragically injured and often scarred for life after using illegal fireworks.”Gardaí in Donegal issue firework advice ahead of Halloween was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:fireworksGardaiHalloweenlast_img read more

Warriors’ Draymond Green (right heel soreness) out against Mavericks

first_imgDALLAS — One night after hurting his elbow on a hard fall against the Memphis Grizzlies, Warriors forward Draymond Green is out for Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks as he deals with a sore right heel.“The elbow is fine,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He was just banged up, he played 35 minutes last night. He wants to be out there.”Green, 29, was not listed on the injury report Wednesday afternoon but was considered a game-time decision. After Green went through warms ups the …last_img read more

Video Tutorials: Sin City & Pleasantville Effect in FCPX

first_imgWant to isolate one color in your Final Cut Pro X project?  FCPX makes it easy! In these quick video tutorials you’ll see how.Like it or hate it, the isolated color grade is one that’s often requested by clients….just ask a wedding videographer. Often called the Pleasantville or Sin City effect (after the two popular films that have used the effect significantly), this look is quite easy to achieve in the Final Cut Pro X video editing app.Shot from Pleasantville (1998)By applying a color mask to your footage you can quickly select one color in the video frame, and then tweak the color range to include more or less colors in the selection.  Once you’ve got your color range defined, jump over to the FCPX color adjustment window and drop down the saturation outside the mask.  Super simple.We’ve rounded up 3 video tutorials will show you how to achieve the Pleasantville effect in Final Cut Pro X.  They cannot however, prevent you from using the FCPX color technique to make your video super cheesy.  That’s completely up to you!Final Cut King: Pleasantville Effect in FCPXGeniusDV: Final Cut Pro X Pleasantville EffectFCPEffects: Color Saturation Tutoriallast_img read more

Indian women humiliated 0-10 by Thailand in Asian Games football

first_imgIt was India’s second consecutive defeat after an identical 0-10 drubbing by South Korea earlierIndian women’s team was today taught a football lesson by Thailand in a 0-10 result in their third Group A match at the Asian Games here today.The much superior Thailand women led 8-0 at the interval.India though have qualified for the quarterfinals after they mauled Maldives 15-0 in their campaign opener on September 14.Today’s thrashing at the hands of Thailand was the second consecutive defeat for the Indians after an identical 0-10 drubbing by South Korea in their second group match on September 17.Four goals each from captain Sung Ngoen Kanjana and midfielder Boothduang Wilaiporn and one each from substitutes Sornsai Pitasamai and Seesraum Naphat sealed the issue for Thailand in a one-sided encounter.Such was Thailand’s domination that they surged into a 2-0 lead within eight minutes of the match and breezed to a 6-0 lead by the half hour mark.India felt the absence of regular captain Bembem Devi, suspended for the game for a double booking against South Korea, in the midfield as their fleet-footed counterparts got behind the back four more often than not.Stand-in captain Romi Devi and her defensive partners did try to shut it down but in vain.However, the Indian women looked much better in the second half after conceding one goal early on. Striker Bala Devi headed Kamala Devi’s cross from the inside the box in the 78th minute but it went wide. That was the closest India came for goal.advertisementKamala picked out Bala once again with the match nearing final whistle but the tall Manipuri was closed down well by two defenders.Goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan saved twice in split seconds to deny Naphat from the penalty spot but the substitute striker drilled low past the Indian keeper in her third attempt to close the match on 10-0.last_img read more