A Practical Guide to Working with Light Stands on Set

first_imgLight stands are priceless assets on any set. With the right stand for the job, you can create a safe and effective working environment.Cover image via Shutterstock.Different projects call for different light stands. The team at Grip Tips has created a series all about the standard light stands you’ll see on most any independent film set. Let’s take a look at how to effectively use each type.Standard Light StandsMost of us are familiar with these standard aluminum light stands that come with most kits. While they usually get the job done, they can easily break or deteriorate over time. It’s always a great idea to upgrade standard stands for something more robust. A poorly built light stand that you can’t raise to its full height can slow down the workflow on set. By investing in high-quality equipment, you can avoid this headache in the future.Preemie StandsA preemie baby stand is a sturdy replacement for your standard light stand. These stands weigh around 5lbs and can typically rise up to six feet and support up to 25lbs. In situations wherein your standard light stands may fail, the preemie stand will excel. If you take good care of them, these stands can last most of your career.Low Boy StandsYour low boy stands are the perfect solution when you need to mount a light a little bit lower — they’re also commonly used with a slider, like a Dana Dolly or a rhino slider. These stands can hold over 70lbs. and are more rigid than a preemie stand.Beefy Baby StandsBeefy baby stands are your next step up in the world of light stands. Although heavy and harder to transport, these stands feature a much higher build quality than a preemie stand or a standard light stand. As replacements for your standard light stand, these offer far more features. Beefy baby stands feature a steel/aluminum construction, and they typically support up to 22lbs, raise up to 12 feet, and feature a ⅝” baby pin (hence the term “baby stand”). These beefy baby stands will accommodate most lights up to a 2K fresnel and smaller HMIs like a Joker 800. Most importantly, they will endure the toughest working conditions.Combo StandsCombo, or junior stands, are the robust bigger brothers of the baby stands. These stands feature a much higher weight capacity — up to 70lbs. Combo/junior stands accommodate larger light fixtures, like a M18 or an ARRI Skypanel. They also are capable of many other duties beyond holding lights. Unlike baby stands, these stands feature a junior pin receiver to help support the added weight from the larger lights.C-StandsC-Stands actually warrant their own blog post. They are the most versatile of any stand on set. They can hold a light, support a bounce board, or organize clothing in wardrobe. If you don’t already own a C-stand, I would thoroughly recommend picking one up and getting used to its functionality, as you will see this stand on all professional sets.Understanding the correct stands to use on a film set can save time and create safer working conditions for everyone. Knowing the difference between all the different stands will also help you to select the right tool on set.last_img read more

Player of the Week: Jayson Castro leads way after TNT’s 0-2 start

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Jayson Castro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJayson Castro knew he had to take matters into his own hands after TNT opened the season with two straight losses.And with Castro showing the way, the KaTropa have strung up a couple of wins.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Mighty Sports faces Magnolia in tuneup ahead of Dubai tilt Castro was at his best on Sunday in a showdown against reigning four-time Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer.The 32-year-old Castro put up 24 points, 11 assists, five rebounds and four steals to lead the KaTropa past the Beermen, 104-93.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHe averaged 16.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.5 steals in TNT’s last two games to nab the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week citation.Castro bested his teammate Troy Rosario and Ryan Reyes, Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood and Mark Borboran, along with Phoenix forward Calvin Abueva, Jason Perkins and Matthew Wright for the weekly honor. 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 Krausslast_img read more

Macau stint primes San Miguel for PBA grand slam bid

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Christian Standhardinger also missed the bronze medal game as he rested due to lingering pains in his left knee.This left bench players Von Pessumal, Paul Zamar, Kelly Nabong, and Matt Ganuelas-Rosser to fill in the void.Austria, who’s known to use an eight or nine-man rotation in the PBA, said he was proud of how his support players played in the tournament despite having little to no playing time in the PBA.“That’s what they’ve been waiting for and I told them that even though you’re not getting minutes you have to be in game shape,” said Austria.Zamar appeared in five elimination games in the Commissioner’s Cup, averaging 3.2 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in around 10 minutes a game but he was thrust as the Beermen’s sparkplug against the Golden Kings and he repaid Austria’s trust with nine points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 19 minutes of play.Nabong, meanwhile, was the surprise in the bronze medal game when he had 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting from deep.Ross added that the time for reckoning in the Governors’ Cup is still in January of 2020 but he said that San Miguel has to use its experience in Macau in helping build momentum in the team’s Grand Slam chase.“Hopefully we’ll hit the ground running and we’re not trying to sweep the eliminations or peak early, we’re just trying to figure out the right time, trying to make it through the eliminations, and play our best ball,” said Ross. This jewelry designer is also an architect View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ LATEST STORIES Gilas Pilipinas Women lose big to Australia in Fiba Asia Cup opener Bato: You can shoot me if I’m corrupt at BuCor PLAY LIST 01:16Bato: You can shoot me if I’m corrupt at BuCor05:38San Miguel, Ginebra expect long, gruelling PBA Finals series03:02From UAAP to PBA, Austria and Racela renew coaching battle in finals02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ “It’s a chance to represent the Philippines with my team and like I said there’s this great competition from all over Asia—the CBA, Japan’s [B.League], and Korea’s KBL,” said Ross.The Beermen had a great start in the preliminaries sweeping Group B with wins over the CBA’s Shenzhen Aviators, 90-76, and the B.League’s Ryukyu Golden Knights, 101-92.Despite the strong start, San Miguel fell to the eventual champions Liaoning Flying Leopards and MVP Lance Stephenson111-89 in the semifinals.San Miguel could not turn things around in the bronze medal game losing to the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, who plays in the CBA with Liaoning, 91-89.The Beermen, though, didn’t have five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and national team wingman Marcio Lassiter in the four games while point guard Alex Cabagnot only played in the final two.ADVERTISEMENT P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano A couple of years on, the Beermen are once again at the cusp of that elusive prize but unlike the 2017 heartbreak they now have valuable international experience to bring to the PBA Governors’ Cup.San Miguel finished fourth in the East Asia Super League: The Terrific 12 in Macau, an invitational tournament where teams from the PBA, CBA, B.League, and KBL competed in a week-long tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“This could be a good preparation for us going into the third conference,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria. “We’re so lucky to have been invited in this tournament because we gained knowledge and experience and we’re able to see players from the CBA, KBL, and B.League.”Point guard Chris Ross said competing in the Terrific 12 isn’t just about carrying San Miguel’s banner but also the Philippines’ flag as well since the Beermen, together with TNT and Blackwater are the Philippine representatives in the continental meet. Becoming his own man DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical San Miguel Beermen Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It’s been nearly two years since San Miguel attempted to complete an elusive Grand Slam when it missed out on the opportunity in the 2016-2017 season.That loss did tarnish the Beermen’s somewhat impenetrable dominance as PBA’s winningest franchise, taking three of the possible five championships in the next two seasons.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

MS Dhoni should play domestic cricket, feels Sunil Gavaskar

first_imgFormer India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels MS Dhoni should turn to domestic cricket whenever he gets the opportunity.A lot of Indian cricketers in the past have turned to domestic cricket to regain their form but Dhoni hasn’t taken that route yet.Dhoni’s form with the bat has been a cause for concern for India ever since he joined the team after a successful stint with Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League this season.The 37-year-old amassed 455 runs in 16 IPL games this year at an average of 75.83 with three half-centuries.Pant ideal replacement for Dhoni after 2019 World Cup, feels Virender SehwagEverybody had hoped that Dhoni would carry that form into the national team as well but the former captain has struggled to score runs consistently ever since.”Absolutely (when asked if Dhoni should feature in domestic cricket). Dhoni should be playing domestic cricket and should be playing the four-day games as well because he will help so many of the emerging players from Jharkhand.WATCH VIDEO”I know he travels with the team (Jharkhand), he acts as their mentor but to actually have him playing with them is a great inspiration. He will be a great inspiration to the younger players in the team,” Gavaskar told India Today.Asia Cup 2018: Zaheer Khan backs MS Dhoni to bat at No.4This year Dhoni has aggregated just 189 runs in 9 ODI innings at a paltry average of 27 with a highest score of just 42. After the IPL, Dhoni has managed scores of 37, 42, 0, 33 and 8.advertisement”In the 50-over game you have limited opportunities but if you play a four-day game and play a long innings its great for your stamina, for your legs, for the rhythm that you want in limited-overs cricket,” Gavaskar added.MS Dhoni captains India for 200th time in one-day internationalsDhoni was back at the helm after 696 days as India captain in the last match against Afghanistan which saw interim skipper Rohit Sharma being rested.But captaincy didn’t change his fortune with the bat as he got out cheaply to part-time off-spinner Javed Ahmadi in the 253-run chase against the Associate nation with the match finishing as a tie. It was the 200th match for Dhoni as ODI captain, the third most after Ricky Australia’s Ponting (230 ODIs) and New Zealand’s Stephen Fleming (218 ODIs).Captaining India in 200th ODI is all destiny, says MS DhoniDespite stepping down as captain, Dhoni has continued to influence the Indian team as a strong leader. He can be heard giving instructions to talented young spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. Besides, Dhoni’s use of the Decision Review System (DRS) in the shorter formats has helped India on several occasions.But it is his form with the bat which has been a huge cause for concern for the Men in Blue. Not only has Dhoni struggled to score runs, but he has also found it hard to maintain a healthy strike rate on the rare occasions that he has scored some runs.On one occasion at Lord’s this year, Dhoni was even booed by the frustrated fans due to his 59-ball 37 in a steep chase of 323 in the second ODI against England.Experts have been asking for Dhoni to come up the batting order but that also hasn’t happened consistently.”At No. 4, I do feel someone like MS Dhoni needs to give a go ahead because keeping the World Cup in mind, it’s a very crucial position to soak in pressure and play according to the situation,” Zaheer, a Star Sports Select Dugout expert, said.last_img read more

Roger Federer delighted after winning start to new season at Hopman Cup

first_imgWorld number three Roger Federer outplayed Briton Cameron Norrie 6-1 6-1 to secure a winning start for defending champions Switzerland at the Hopman Cup on Sunday.Gearing up for his Australian Open title defence, Federer overcame three break points in his opening service game before rediscovering his rhythm to race out to a 5-0 lead.With 18 winners and four aces, Federer wrapped up the opening set in 31 minutes.Norrie, who had defeated Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets on Saturday, struggled to match Federer’s crisp stroke-making as the Swiss gave his team a 1-0 lead.Federer’s playing partner Belinda Bencic beat Katie Boulter 6-2 7-6(0) in the women’s contest to clinch Switzerland’s victory in the round-robin stage.The 37-year-old Federer has won the last two Australian Open titles after taking part in the mixed-teams tournament in Perth.”This was a great start but obviously a long way to go here and in Melbourne,” Federer said. “It’s nice that I’m feeling as good as I am and played a wonderful match against Cameron.”That was fun https://t.co/hS3ALZS9p5Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) December 30, 2018Zverev, Kerber help Germany make a winning startLast year’s runners-up Germany made a triumphant return when Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber recorded hard-fought victories in their singles matches.Coming off a title win at the season-ending ATP Finals in London, Zverev countered his 45 unforced errors with 39 winners and eight aces to beat Spanish veteran David Ferrer 6-4 4-6 7-6(0).After the match, Zverev paid tribute to former world number three Ferrer, who will retire from the sport next year.advertisement”All the credit is (to) David, coming back from a set down and break down,” Zverev said.”He is the greatest fighter, maybe, that we have ever seen in tennis. What he has done in tennis over the past 15 or 20 years has been absolutely amazing.”World number two Kerber beat Garbine Muguruza 6-2 3-6 6-3 to snap a five-match losing streak against the two-time Grand Slam winner.Also Read | Australian Open updates extreme heat policy with 10-minute breaks allowedAlso Read | Roger Federer warms up for Australian Open with some tennis on the sandAlso Read | Maharashtra Open: Marin Cilic pulls out of tournament due to knee injurylast_img read more

KNUD E. HANSEN: First Customized Ro-Pax Designed for …

first_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location zoom CS Marine of Shanghai has contracted KNUD E. HANSEN A/S for the development of the design of a 120 m Ro-Pax which will operate out of Hainan Island in the South China Sea.KNUD E. HANSEN A/S has developed Concept and Tender Designs with CS Marine on behalf of the Bo Hai Shipyard in China. The first vessel construction was awarded to the shipyard by the Local Government of Hainan Province.The vessel is a conventional propulsion Ro-Ro Passenger vessel designed to transport vehicle and containers on a single cargo deck in compliance with Chinese Classification Society Rules and Chinese Flag regulations.The vessel will have a high passenger capacity allowing transportation of 444 passengers in high standard accommodation and a crew complement of 91.The cargo capacity comprises of approximately about 350 lane meters for cars and trucks, about 1200t of containers or a combination of the above on the car deck, while a large extra capacity for FW and HFO has been created to allow the vessel to supply some of the minor islands.The cargo will be rolling in and out of the vessel via a quarter ramp situated on the starboard side.The vessel will have multiple operating modes such as regular ferry service between ports or as a long term cruise vessel for cruises of up to 30 days duration.Particular attention has been paid to the comfort of the vessel which is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 19 knots in normal sea condition.Attention to detail has not been spared in the arrangement of common areas which include:Sun deckInternet caféCigar barLibrary and conference roomsDedicated VIP dining areaCinema200 seat cafeteriaThe vessel has been developed with optimised work flow in mind, which will allow maximum operational efficiency including boat to boat embarkation procedures which will be required in specific islands without dedicated berthing facilities.The Owner was very keen to give a distinctive look to the vessel and several configurations of superstructures where developed with particular focus on the distinctive funnel. KNUD E. HANSEN A/S, December 2, 2013last_img read more

Tender Awarded to Replace Furlong Bridge Cumberland County

first_img Work is proceeding on schedule as the province replaces a bridgethat provides vital links between communities in CumberlandCounty. A $1.6-million contract has recently been awarded to replace theFurlong Bridge on Route 2 near Southampton. “The Furlong Bridge is an integral part of the road link betweenParrsboro and Springhill,” said Ron Russell, Minister ofTransportation and Public Works. “Building a stronger bridge willhelp make for a safer trip. It’s a sound investment in CumberlandCounty and will benefit residents, tourists and truckers.” The contract was awarded to Leslie and Benn Piledriving andConst. Ltd. Work is expected to be completed by Oct. 30. The original timber bridge was built in the 1950s and will bereplaced by a concrete structure. The new bridge will be built on the same location as the existingstructure. Motorists will be detoured across a panel bridge to beinstalled next to the existing bridge. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains an inventory of 4,100 bridges and operatesseven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from districtoffices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney. TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Tender Awarded to Replace FurlongBridge, Cumberland Countylast_img read more

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending June 2, 2019:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Captain Marvel2. The Upside3. Isn’t It Romantic (2019)4. The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot5. Cold Pursuit6. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World7. Aquaman (2018)8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse9. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part10. The Mule (2018)iTunes Movies US Charts – Independent:1. The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot2. On the Basis of Sex3. Starfish4. Never Look Away5. The Standoff At Sparrow Creek6. Stan & Ollie7. Mid90s8. Avengement9. Dragged Across Concrete10. The Panama Papers__(copyright) 2019 Apple Inc.By The Associated Press, The Associated Press read more

Limited progress made in disarmament is unacceptable Ban Kimoon says

9 April 2007United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed disappointment in the minimal progress made in curbing the threats posed by accumulation of weapons of mass destruction and conventional weapons, calling for increased global cooperation to address disarmament issues. “Unfortunately, we seem to be in a rut where setbacks in the field of disarmament have become the norm, not an exception,” Mr. Ban said in an address to the UN Disarmament Commission at its first meeting this year at UN Headquarters in New York. He said the current “unacceptable” situation is evidenced by the failure of the 2005 review conference of Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), the deadlock in the Conference on Disarmament and the need for new impetus for the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Although nuclear weapons threaten mass destruction, he also warned that of the devastating cumulative damages inflicted daily by conventional weapons, such as small arms, anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions. To counter such dangers, multilateral cooperation is essential, and existing treaties must be strengthened, he told the Commission, a subsidiary body of the General Assembly established in 1952. Calling disarmament one of his personal priorities, Mr. Ban voiced hope that the new Office for Disarmament Affairs, which will replace the current Department for Disarmament Affairs, will “better mobilize the political will necessary to overcome the current stalemate and re-energize action on both disarmament and non-proliferation.” He thanked the General Assembly for its support for his proposal, which he presented to the 192-member body in February, and said that he will soon appoint a High Representative to head the new Office. Mr. Ban called on the Commission to establish the consensus among Member States necessary to promote nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation in preparation for the upcoming preparatory meeting for the 2010 NPT Review Conference. “Your deliberations can also consider measures that help ensure the continuing relevance and strength of the NPT,” he said, of the landmark treaty which entered into force in 1970, and to date has been ratified by 190 Parties. He also said it is necessary to seek a middle path to alleviate the pressure on countries to amass conventional arms while “safeguarding the legitimate right to self-defence of all Member States. read more

Greater efforts needed to boost womens rights in Iraq says UN

“A major UN priority for 2009 is to improve conditions for women and girls who have yet to feel the full benefits of Iraq’s recovery,” said David Shearer, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq.He pointed to some positive signs, such as one-quarter of those elected in the governorate polls in January being women.“We now need to build on this achievement by joining forces with Iraq’s government and civil society to further improve women’s opportunities and human rights,” Mr. Shearer said, cautioning that “there is still much to do.”One in 10 Iraqi households are headed by women, more than 80 per cent of whom are widows. Women comprise 17 per cent of the country’s labour force, compared to 81 percent of men, with the low participation rate of women partially attributed to illiteracy. Nearly one-quarter of women and girls – many of whom were afraid to attend school due to the violence – above the age of 10 are illiterate, compared with just 11 per cent of boys.The UN also expressed concern over women’s health indicators, with maternal mortality rates reaching 84 per 100,000 live births compared to 41 and 65 in neighbouring Jordan and Syria respectively.“Most of children and women mortalities in Iraq can be prevented through simple interventions – from antenatal and emergency obstetric care to breastfeeding and safe hygiene at home,” said Sikander Khan, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative in the country.He stressed the importance of cooperation with Iraq’s health system to prevent further deaths.Mr. Shearer also said the high rates of violence against women, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day which was observed yesterday, are still worrying. “We are putting more resources into initiatives to address this problem – to raise community awareness, increase support and strengthen legislation to protect women’s rights,” he said.The UN is teaming up with local and international organizations to put dozens of protection, shelter, health, governance, education and other programmes into place. 9 March 2009With years of conflict curbing progress towards equality for women in Iraq, the United Nations has called for bolstered steps to ensure their rights are protected and advanced. read more

Senior UN official condemns Israeli demolition of Palestinian shelter

“If the authorities ultimately responsible for these demolitions could see the devastating impact on vulnerable Palestinian communities, they might reflect upon the inhumanity of their actions,” Maxwell Gaylard, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, said after visiting Khirbet Tana. Some 250 people live in the community, which is located in Israeli-controlled “Area C” in the north of the West Bank, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The residents have been in the area for decades, live in basic shelters (including tents and caves) and rely on herding and agriculture for their livelihoods. Demolitions of basic shelter and livelihood structures place serious strains on the coping mechanisms of communities affected, who have few other options to sustain their livelihoods, Mr. Gaylard stated.He added that, under international law, Israel, as the occupying power, “is prohibited from destroying property belonging to individuals or communities except when absolutely required by military operations.” 21 February 2011A senior United Nations official today condemned the demolition of temporary tented structures sheltering families from the weather in Khirbet Tana near the West Bank city of Nablus, the second such incident affecting this community this month. read more

Estate planning for Fido How to make sure pets live the good

If four-year-old Gracie’s parents die, a trusted family member receives $10,000 from their estate to care for the Bernese Mountain Dog and poodle mix.Gracie’s owner Suzanne Willett is part of a growing number of Canadians who include their furry family members in estate plans to ensure they’re well cared for if something happens to their humans.Such arrangements offer assurance animals won’t land in shelters and alleviate the financial pressure on whomever inherits the animal, but experts say more formal methods provide the least risk of going awry.Willett didn’t expect her will would mention her Bernedoodle, but Gracie quickly won her over.“She just melts your heart,” said the 47-year-old dog owner, who doesn’t have kids. Willett hopes she’ll outlive her dog — but she’s making care provisions, just in case.“Who wouldn’t want to make sure that she is taken care of should we not be around?”When Willett and her husband purchased an estate-planning service from a law firm at a silent auction, they asked the lawyer to help craft a care plan for Gracie.The couple finalized their will in April. It stipulates that their niece will receive $10,000 to take and care for Gracie, or any other pets the couple may have at the time of their death. If the pets die before the money runs out, their niece can keep the remainder.“There’s peace of mind that she’s going to a loving home,” said Willett.Suzana Popovic-Montag asks all her new clients about pets when she starts their estate planning.A small, but growing percentage of pet owners express interest in making provisions for their pets, said the managing partner of Hull & Hull LLP, a Toronto-based law firm that specializes in estate litigation and planning.Provisions range from relaxed, informal arrangements to rigid, structured ones, with varying levels of risk. Canadian law considers pets property, she said, so owners can’t bequeath houses, money or other assets to Fido directly. Instead, they must select a family member, friend or other person to become their pet’s guardian.Owners could simply ask someone and come to a written or verbal agreement without involving lawyers or financial planners, said Elizabeth Dorsch, head of trust and estate services at BMO Private Wealth.“It’s probably the most common planning for a pet,” she said of such arrangements.A slightly more formal version provides an amount of money for that person through a will — with the understanding they’ll use all or some of it to care for the animal.Dorsch suggests clients create a budget that shows how much it takes to care for the pet every month and multiply that figure by its expected lifespan. They should add in some extra money for veterinary bills and some unexpected expenses, and may want to consider leaving a “thank you” sum just for the caregiver.But a problem could arise in both scenarios when the moment comes for the appointed person to take the pet. Their circumstances may have changed in some way to make them incapable of owing a pet, she said, like finding out they have an allergy or even deciding they’re not compatible with their new housemate.“There may be a moral obligation, but there’s no legal obligation for them to do that.”A more iron-clad method involves creating a purpose trust within a will, she said.That involves selecting a caregiver and trustee — ideally two different people to avoid conflicts of interest.The pet owner can leave behind specific instructions for the caregiver, such as how frequently the pet should visit the vet and guidance around end-of-life decisions. The trust pays specified amounts out to the caregiver and the trustee oversees that they follow the trust’s rules.Popovic-Montag recommends people select an alternate caregiver and trustee as well. She recalls a situation where a person died and the individual appointed to care for their pet decided they didn’t want it. The executor of the will had no choice but to place the animal in a shelter, she said.“There wasn’t enough contingency built in,” she said.Alternates afford a second option if the first choice changes their mind, dies or otherwise can’t fulfil their intended role.For folks who don’t have a willing benefactor to take their animal, some humane societies operate stewardship programs. These typically include a contract that allows the owner’s estate to surrender the animal to the society after the owner’s death along with a specified sum of money. The organization then finds a foster home for the animal and eventually an adoptive one, with the promise the pet won’t be euthanized.Entering a stewardship program or creating a purpose trust can be part of a person’s overall estate planning that includes instructions for their other assets. Willett’s will, for example, also includes provisions for charities.While the process may seem daunting or expensive, experts say it’s important not to leave loose ends upon death.“We spend our whole lifetime amassing our wealth,” said Popovic-Montag, “You’d think you’d want to be able to direct where your money ultimately goes.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press read more

Detective charged for beating man at Le Repentir Cemetery

A 32-year-old detective attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was Wednesday charged for inflicting grievous bodily harm on man, Warren Duke.Lance Corporal Colwin Major of La Bonne Intention, East Coast Demerara (ECD) pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly.The charge states that on May 4, 2019, at the Le Repentir Cemetery, he unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm on Warren.Police Prosecutor Richard Harris did not object to bail being granted, however he asked the court for the defendant to stay away from the victim until the completion of the matter.Magistrate Daly granted bail in the sum of $40,000 and the matter was adjourned to September 26. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan granted bail over alleged assault at barAugust 7, 2019In “Court”Son charged for chopping fatherApril 12, 2019In “Court”Bagotstown man accused of choking, dragging mother from parked carJuly 22, 2013In “Crime” read more

Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation takes over orewaste rock transport at Vale Totten

first_imgVale Canada has awarded Sagamok Anishnawbek’s Z’gamok Construction company the ore and waste rock contract at its Totten copper-nickel-precious metals mine, in Sudbury, Ontario.The agreement, which came into effect on June 1, will enable greater control over the contract, create more job opportunities and revenue for Sagamok Anishnawbek, the First Nation’s Chief, Nelson Toulouse, said.Back in 2006, the First Nation embarked on a process to negotiate an Impact and Benefits Agreement (IBA) with Vale Canada for the Totten mine. The IBA negotiations process was completed with the signing of an IBA on June 22, 2012.“Since that time, the IBA has created jobs in underground mining, trucking and haulage, janitorial and snow removal services,” Toulouse said.“Strong partnerships were created that would provide Sagamok with an opportunity to build capacity and training,” he added. One of those partnerships was with TBell Transport in Nairn, Ontario. Sagamok and TBell Transport entered into an agreement to have TBell undertake the ore and waste rock contract on its behalf from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2019. The agreement also described an understanding that Sagamok would take control of this when it expired.As a result, on June 1, the Sagamok Anishnawbek officially took over the ore and waste rock contract at Totten.Toulouse continued: “In order to ensure success in completing our new responsibilities, Sagamok Council created a new company that will undertake the ore and waste rock haulage contract.” This led to the inception of Z’gamok Construction, a company wholly-owned by Sagamok Anishnawbek, which has the sole responsibility to complete the terms and conditions in the contract.“This will mean more employment for our community members; therefore, require more equipment and trucks to complete the terms and conditions of the contract. Z’gamok Construction LP will also have the mandate to pursue other contract opportunities that flow from the IBA,” Toulouse said.last_img read more

Epiroc continues emission compliance journey on drill range

first_imgEpiroc says it always keeps a focus on sustainability in all parts of its operations and products. In order to be compliant with the latest emission regulations it are now replacing the engines on a number of surface drill rigs produced in the EU.The new engines comply with the Tier 4 Final/Stage V emission regulations. This means that the affected drill rigs will have double certifications and can be sold both in the EU and in North America. All affected drill rigs can still be ordered with a Tier 3 engine.The Tier 4 Final/Stage V requirement only applies to EU countries. Tier 4 Final engines are required in USA, Canada, Japan and Korea.Affected drill rigs:SpeedROC 1F, FlexiROC T15 R, FlexiROC T20 R, FlexiROC T25 R Construction Edition, FlexiROC T30 R Construction Edition, FlexiROC T30 R Quarry Edition, FlexiROC T35 R, FlexiROC T40 R, FlexiROC T35, FlexiROC T40, FlexiROC T45, FlexiROC D50, FlexiROC D55, FlexiROC D60 and FlexiROC D65.SmartROC T35, SmartROC T40, SmartROC T45, SmartROC C50, SmartROC D50, SmartROC D55, SmartROC D60, SmartROC D65 and SmartROC CL.The engine change have already been completed for a number of drill rig models and the process will continue throughout 2019 to be finalised early 2020.last_img read more

Superior to show off increased South America presence at CONEXPO Latin America

first_imgSuperior Industries Inc says it is ready to show off an expanded South America presence at the upcoming CONEXPO Latin America event, in Santiago, Chile.A US-based manufacturer of bulk material processing and handling systems, the company recently added three manufacturing facilities to its South America base through the acquisition of Parcan Group, a 40-year-old Brazil-based company that engineers and manufactures conveyor drums and rolls.At CONEXPO Latin America, on October 2-5, Superior said it planned to showcase its latest construction aggregate processing and handling solutions.With the addition of Superior’s core products, including crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment, the manufacturer’s local entity is able to offer aggregate and mining producers processing and handling solutions from Rock Face to Load Out®, it said.Visitors to the company’s booth will be able to meet with Superior employees about the manufacturer’s crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment. They will also be able to explore opportunities for conveyor idlers, pulleys, belt scrapers and accessories, plus crushing, screening and washing spare parts.last_img read more

PGE Vive Kielce win in Kristianstad

PGE Vive Kielce 1.Barcelona11902377:31218 ← Previous Story Veszprem beat Barca Next Story → Montpellier beat Meskov to stay in race for Place No. 6 4.Telekom Veszprem11704317:30014 2.Vardar11713314:30415 7.Meshkov Brest11218300:3445 8.Montpellier11218294:3185 3.Vive Kielce11704348:33614 PGE Vive Kielce beat IFK Kristianstad in away match. The Polish best team stayed in the race for the second place in the Group which can give them easier rival in the knock-out stage…IFK Kristianstad – PGE Vive Kielce 33-34 (15-16)IFK Kristianstad: Stig Nilsen 5, Olafur Gudmundsson 5, Arnar Arnarsson 5, Marc Calekkas 4, Valter Chrintz 4, Anton Halen 4, Viktor Hallen 2, Teitur Einarsson 2, Helge Freiman 1.PGE Vive Kielce: Michal Jurecki 10, Mariusz Jurkiewicz 5, Uladzislau Kulesh 4, Arkadiusz Moryto 4, Angel Fernandez 3, Artsem Karalek 3, Blaz Janc 3, Dovichebaeva Dujshebaev 1.STANDING: 6.Kristianstad11218317:3685 5.Rhein-Neckar11605339:32412 read more

Eurofarm Rabotnik – AEK to play final in Struga

← Previous Story Jose Toledo had knee surgery – RK Vardar next three months without Brazilian Next Story → AEK Athens perfect start of the season – Trophy in Struga! Struga handball tournament The 47th tournament in Struga will have the conclusion on Saturday with the final match between HC Eurofarm Rabotnik and AEK Athens.The Macedonian vice-champions beat RK Struga 30:20 (16:10) in the battle for the first place in the Group B after starting victory against RK Proleter Zrenjanin 35:22.STANDING:Eurofarm Rabotnik 4RK Struga 2RK Proleter Zrenjanin 0FINAL 21.15Eurofarm Rabotnik – AEK AthensThird place battleRK Struga – Eskilstuna Guif5th placeRK Proleter Zrenjanin – RK Butel Skopje read more

Warm welcome North Korea fires rockets as Pope Francis arrives in the

first_imgNORTH KOREA HAS fired five short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast, just as Pope Francis arrived in Seoul for a five-day visit.The launches began at 9.30 am (00.30 GMT) at a site near the North’s eastern port of Wonsan, with the rockets fired into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) at a maximum range of 220 kilometres, a defence ministry spokesman said.Three were fired in the morning and two in the afternoon, he said.“They are presumed to have been fired from a 300-millimetre multiple rocket launcher,” he said, adding that the military had stepped up vigilance along the heavily fortified border.The pope is expected to send a message of peace to Pyongyang when he conducts a special inter-Korean “reconciliation” mass in Seoul next week on the last day of his visit. Pope Francis arrives in Seoul earlier today Source: Gregorio Borgia/AP PhotoChurch officials in the South had sent several requests to Pyongyang to send a group of Catholics to attend the event, but the North declined the offer, citing its anger at upcoming South Korea-US military drills.The Catholic Church, like any other religion, is only allowed to operate in North Korea under extremely tight restrictions, and within the confines of the state-controlled Korean Catholics Association.It has no hierarchical links with the Vatican and there are no known Catholic priests or nuns.The United States denounced the launches, while saying it was still studying whether they violated UN Security Council resolutions. A journalist takes a selfie with Pope Francis aboard the papal flight to Seoul. Source: AP/Press Association Images“We continue to call on North Korea to refrain from undertaking such provocative actions,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters in Washington.Harf also voiced concern that North Korea did not give notice to alert passing ships and aircraft.Thursday’s launches came hours after North Korea warned that if South Korea failed to cancel an upcoming military drill with the United States it would push the two sides “to the brink of war”. Books about Pope Francis at a bookstore in Seoul. Source: Lee Jin-man/AP PhotoNorth Korea has carried out an extended series of missile tests into the East Sea in recent months, despite UN resolutions barring it from any launches using ballistic missile technology.The North has defended the tests as a legitimate exercise in self-defence and a response to the South-US war manoeuvres.- © AFP, 2014Read: Pope promises ‘solutions’ to celibacy in the priesthood > Read: North Korea calls James Franco and Seth Rogen’s new film an ‘act of war’ >last_img read more