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By Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia has many native plant species that can be viable, low-maintenance choices for home landscapes.”Georgia is blessed with many diverse, beautiful and interesting native plant species,” said Amy Carter, a research coordinator at the UGA National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Lab in Tifton, Ga.Virtually endlessGeorgia has one of the most abundant plant populations in the United States, she said. With more than 2,800 tree, shrub, flower and ground-cover species native to the state, the native landscape potential here is almost endless. Only three states have more.Devilwood, possum haw, hairy ruellia, black gum, sourwood, flowering dogwood, wire grass, switch grass, muhly grass, magnolia, wax myrtle, saw palmetto and many others are Georgia natives.For a list of plants native to Georgia and where to get them, visit the Georgia Native Plant Society’s Web site (www.gnps.org).Native plants offer many advantages over exotic species, Carter said. But there are a few misconceptions.A native plant usually requires less maintenance. You don’t have to fight to keep it alive because it’s where it wants to be. But this doesn’t mean it needs no maintenance. You can’t be lazy. “All landscapes need some maintenance,” she said.The native species have been here a long time. Generally, if placed properly in the landscape, they require less water and chemical insecticide and fungicide to grow. That’s much better for the immediate environment.”They’ve proven they can handle the weather, bugs and conditions in Georgia without much help,” she said.When many think of native landscapes, she said, they think of an unkempt area. This doesn’t have to be so. It can be as tidy as any flower bed.To get started, as with most landscape plans, you first want to assess the landscape area. Is it dry? Wet? Is the soil acidic? Shady? Sunny? How will it look from the house or street?Then choose the right trees, shrubs, flowers or ground covers for the area. Consider where you live in Georgia. It’s a big state, with many ecosystems. What grows well in the north Georgia mountains may not do well in south Georgia or along the coast, she said.Don’t try to get too complicated with the planting, either. Keep it simple and your new native landscape will bring you much pleasure and pride.”Natives can give you a sense of place or let you know where you are,” she said.Fancy?A U.S. native plant is generally considered a plant that thrived in an area before Europeans settled it, said Carter, who also manages and conducts tours of the UGA Coastal Plain Research Arboretum in Tifton. But as Europeans settled, so came the exotic plant guests.”At that time, instead of buying a nice foreign car, the rich would purchase and bring over exotic plants to show off in their landscapes,” she said.Because of this practice, she said, some plant species have become so common and abundant that many mistake them for natives. But they aren’t. For example, camellias, boxwoods, mimosas and some azaleas are foreigners.Contact your county UGA Extension Service offices to find out more about how to establish a native Georgia landscape.
Families of the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster declared that justice had finally been done, as an inquest jury ruled the victims had been unlawfully killed.Lawyers acting for the families said the conclusions, at the end of the longest jury case in British legal history, had completely vindicated their tireless battle for the truth.Following the conclusion on Tuesday, Drivetime presenter Adrian Durham started the show by paying tribute to the 96 fans, who finally have justice after 27 years. Listen to the touching tribute above.
4 January 20072006 was another record-beating year for South Africa’s JSE, with foreigners buying a record net R73.7-billion worth of local shares, the All Share index rocketing 38% – in the process reaching numerous new all-time highs – and the AltX exchange for smaller companies reaching critical mass just three years after its birth.Bloomberg reported this week that overseas investment in South African stocks hit a record high for the second year running in 2006, with foreigners investing a net R73.7-billion in the JSE – up by 47% from 2005 – buying R480.8-billion of shares and selling R407.1-billion.According to Bloomberg, the JSE’s benchmark All Share Index notched up its fourth consecutive annual advance in 2006, gaining 38% – topping the average 29% increase in 25 developing country exchanges tracked by the Morgan Stanley Capital International Emerging Markets Index.And according to the Financial Mail – which named the JSE its Newsmaker of 2006 – investors in SA’s stock exchange were richly rewarded with an average 30% return on their investments during the year.The Financial Mail described the JSE’s current bull run as “one of the longest and most robust in recent history,” noting that the bourse had risen by 219%, or 38% a year compounded, since its low point in April 2003.Delistings ‘won’t spoil the party’The Financial Mail predicted that a recent wave of delistings from the JSE through private equity buyouts would “not spoil the party – they will surely one day return to the market in better shape”.JSE CEO Russel Loubser told the Financial Mail that – up to 30 November – new listings had exceeded delistings for the first time in five years in 2006, while Noah Greenhill, marketing and business development general manager at the JSE, told Business Times in December that new listings had added about R80-billion to the JSE’s market capitalisation in 2006.This would leave the JSE well ahead of the game even if all the private equity deals currently on the table were to go ahead and companies like Edcon, Shoprite, Alexander Forbes and Consol – together worth R55-billion, according to some estimates – were to leave the exchange.AltX achieves critical massAt the same time, AltX, the JSE’s alternative exchange for small to medium and growing companies, is gathering momentum after a slow start three years ago.Greenhill told Business Day recently that the combined market capitalisation of the companies that listed on AltX in 2006 was R5.4-billion – up from R1.9-billion in 2005 – giving the exchange a total capitalisation of R7.4-billion.2006 was also the year in which the JSE Limited, which runs the 119-year-old bourse, listed on its own main board – and went on to become the year’s best newcomer, more than doubling its share price to R52.50 on 29 December from a closing price on listing of R24.25.The exchange started 2007 where it left off last year, reaching yet another record high on the first trading day of the new year as the All Share index closed above 25 000 points for the first time – a far cry from the 24 000 level it was at just a month ago.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Today, we’ll discuss how to create a more cohesive action sequence when dealing with hand-to-hand combat, as well as long-range action scenes.Imagine a movie where in every important dialogue scene, the actors just yell at each other. They blow out the audio levels, their words slur together, they talk over each other, and despite catching a few words here and there, you can’t really understand what’s happening. Or, imagine a dialogue scene in which the words are crystal clear but because of the cinematography, you’re not quite sure who’s talking to whom, where they’re supposed to be looking, or if the actors were even on the same set together.To me, either scenario is some kind of awful. We would never accept this chaos in our film’s important dialogue scenes, so why do some filmmakers find it acceptable to film action sequences with the same disregard?I’ve discussed in detail the first scenario when applied to action scenes (shaky camera, hard to follow action, etc.) in the article Directing Fight Cinematography: The Right Way and the Wrong Way. In this article, I want to cover the second scenario, wherein the action feels disjointed. You may be able to clearly tell what’s happening in each shot but, as a whole, it feels a bit lifeless, like one person just talking to a wall. I’ll talk about how to create a more cohesive action sequence by focusing on engaging your opponents and propelling the scene forward through cause and effect.Action scenes happen in a film because a character must overcome an obstacle, like a dangerous scenario or an evil villain. The action is exciting because our hero must engage in some form of physicality to accomplish his goal. However, if we can’t capture that momentum, it ends up feeling like random shots strung together. This concept can be more easily conveyed with a gun fight. Watch this clip from the film Mile 22.Image via STX Entertainment.We rarely, if ever, get any kind of over the shoulder, where Mark Wahlberg (or his allies) are firing at the enemy. There are few shots of heroes and villains together. Aside from one of the last shots, this sequence almost feels like two different scenes mashed together. Compare this with the sniper scene from The Bourne Identity, the first Bourne film.At first glance, this scene may look similar to Mile 22, but there is one huge difference: each of the opponent’s actions affects the other. In other words, there is engaging cause and effect. We see the reflection of the gas explosion and its smoke obscures the sniper’s vision. We see and understand how Jason’s tactics work and affect his opponent. There is continuous cause and effect that determine each player’s decisions, unlike in Mile 22, where we almost have to be reminded that Mark Wahlberg and company are in danger.This engagement is one reason the John Wick films are so amazing. Despite the heavy use of firearms, the choreography and cinematography capture Wick continually engaging his foes. We see and feel the cause and effect. The enemies are not some distant, faceless threat – even when they wear literal masks. In fact, you see them all in many shots together. The enemy’s firepower influences Wick’s decisions, engaging the two parties in true combat. Imagine the following scene, but instead of a fluid battle, it’s just a series of close ups on each opponent. Without the momentum of engagement, the scene would feel completely flat.Perhaps one of the best references for great action sequences is Spielberg’s work in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Every action scene is exciting and dynamic. Even on back-to-back viewings, you still get a feeling of anticipation as you watch Indiana Jones fight for his life. Spielberg achieves these exciting and dynamic action scenes by deftly capturing Indy’s engagement with his adversaries.If you’re looking to improve your own action sequences on camera, remember to capture a sense of engagement. Don’t take this to mean your action shots need to be engaging – that’s a given. Your opponents need to literally engage each other, and you must capture this cause-and-effect dynamic on screen. Establish that the actions of the heroes and the villains have consequences that affect the decisions and outcomes of the scene, by having each player react and adapt to the situation. AND, you should seek to have a majority of shots feature BOTH the hero and the villain, especially in long-range fights. Keep these two principles in mind when filming your next action scene and avoid the shot reverse shot formula. And remember, these concepts apply to more than just hand-to-hand and long-rang action scenes! They apply to anything in the action universe where challenging scenes can give short shrift to the pace of the story, like chase scenes and heists.Cover image via Lionsgate.Discover more cinematography and filmmaking tips in these articles:Everything You Need to Know About Chroma Key and Green Screen Footage5 Tips on How to Create a Great Short Documentary FilmMastering the Subtle Techniques of the Zoom and the Punch InChoosing Aspect Ratio: A Guide to Everything You Need to Know7 Tutorials on Adding The “Cinematic” Look to Your Videos
zoomImage Courtesy: CMHI Shipbuilder China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) held a keel laying ceremony for a new expedition cruise vessel, being built for Miami-based SunStone Ships on June 12.With a Polar Class 6 notation, the vessel, named Greg Mortimer, is being constructed at the China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) yard in Haimen.Featuring a length of 104.3 meters and a beam of 18.4 meters,t he vessel will be operating for Aurora Expeditions.The ship can accommodate a total of 255 persons, including crew. For expedition cruises in the polar regions, the vessel will take on 120 passengers.Norwegian ship designer Ulstein designed the polar class, X-BOW expedition cruise vessel, and provided the equipment package for one vessel and options for additional nine units.The equipment package includes the bridge system, ULSTEIN COM and integrated automation system ULSTEIN IAS and ULSTEIN POWER, and site team support to ensure the vessel delivery time.
Stephen CurryHis father, Dell Curry, was a 1986 first-round draft choice out of Virginia Tech who was as smooth a shooter as the league had at the time. A shooting guard, he was not much of a defensive player, but he lasted 16 seasons in the NBA because he was deadly from the perimeter. Teams always need scoring. He made 1,245 three-pointers in his career, during which he averaged 11.7 points. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has simply blown up. He has Dell Curry’s quick release, but he’s arguably a better shooter than his dad, and definitely a better all-around scorer and player, fashioning hoops via mid-range jump shots and daring forays to the basket while still among the league leaders in assists. After a month of the NBA season, Curry is the top MVP candidate, averaging 23.7 points and 7.2 assists on the team with the league’s best record.
Councilmember Chris Cate on short-term rentals, scooters regulations, and marijuana 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council has voted to repeal regulations on vacation rentals.In July, the Council passed an ordinance that was designed in part, to combat the housing shortage crisis and the high real estate and rental prices in San Diego by limiting the amount of properties an owner may rent out to vacationers.Yesterday, opponents of the regulations packed the Council Chamber to have their voices heard. The City Council will now regroup to find a solution both sides are satisfied with.Councilmember Chris Cate was in studio to discuss the council’s decision on Short-term rentals, scooter regulations, and marijuana. Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Chris Cate, Decision 2018, Scooter FacebookTwitter Posted: October 23, 2018 KUSI Newsroom October 23, 2018 KUSI Newsroom,