Groves lining up world title challenge

first_imgGeorge Groves intends to face the winner of next month’s world title clash between Arthur Abraham and Robert Stieglitz.The pair meet in Germany for Abraham’s WBO belt – a week after Groves takes on Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye at Wembley Arena for the vacant European super-middleweight crown.Groves was due to fight Stieglitz – then the WBO champion – last March but was forced to withdraw from the bout because of an injury.Stieglitz subsequently lost to Abraham and unbeaten Commonwealth champion Groves is in line to take on the winner of their rematch.The 24-year-old from Hammersmith is the WBO’s number one contender and therefore the mandatory challenger.Groves said: “With me being number one in the WBO that is the direction that I’m going in and I’ve got to keep an eye on these guys as I’ll be looking to fight the winner next.“I’m focused on the fight in hand first, though, against Ndiaye, and winning the European title. But once I come through that I want to be in Germany to see Abraham against Stieglitz up close.“I was gutted when I couldn’t take on Stieglitz last year as I’m confident I would have beaten him as Abraham went on to do, and I’d be the world champion now. But my time will come.”Groves v Ndiaye is on 16 March and features as chief support on a card joint-headlined by WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns’ unification showdown against IBF champion Miguel Vazquez, and WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly’s defence against Robin Krasniqi.West Londoners Steve O’Meara, Gary Corcoran and Mitchell Smith are also due to feature on the bill.It will be screened on BoxNation (Sky channel 437/Virgin channel 546). Join at www.boxnation.comTickets are available from the Eventim box office on 0844 249 100 or eventim.co.uk and the Wembley Arena box office on 0844 815 0815 or wembleyarena.co.ukSee also:Dominant Groves easily sees off JohnsonGroves tipped to win world title in 2013Groves set to fight for European title Groves to fight for title at Wembley ArenaTrio in action on Groves’ Wembley bill The press conference to announce Groves’ Wembley returnTrainer Booth discusses George Groves’ European title fightGroves ready to add European belt to his title collectionGroves warned ahead of title 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Half-time: Nottingham Forest 2 Fulham 1

first_imgRoss McCormack’s stunning free-kick gave Fulham hope of salvaging something after a disastrous start saw them concede twice inside 21 minutes. Both goals were disputed by the Whites, who claimed Britt Assombalonga handled the first and felt his second from the penalty spot came following a fair challenge by Shaun Hutchinson on Michail Antonio.Controversy aside, Nottingham Forest’s lead was harsh on bottom-of-the-table Fulham who had started well despite the ever-increasing pressure on manager Felix Magath.Home keeper Karl Darlow saved Tim Hoogland’s 20-yard shot and then just about stopped another long-range strike from McCormack.But Forest led when Assombalonga headed home Henri Lansbury’s free-kick and it was 2-0 when Assombalonga found the bottom corner from the penalty spot after Hutchinson appeared to have won a perfectly timed tackle on Antonio as he raced through on goal.But Fulham showed good spirit to pull a goal back when McCormack curled the ball over the wall and into the near post and they almost snatched an equaliser when Hugo Rodallega’s shot was cleared off the line by Eric Lichaj. Fulham: Kiraly; Bodurov, Hutchinson, Burn, Amorebieta; Hoogland, Parker, Fotheringham, Stafylidis; McCormack, Rodallega. Subs: Bettinelli, Eisfeld, Roberts, G. Williams, Hyndman, David, Kavanagh.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA pay-TV playing field opens up

first_imgIcasa said in a statement that it hoped increased competition would boost job creation, promote the involvement of previously disadvantaged people in the sector, ensure a wider range of content and increase access to affordable subscription television services. Multichoice South Africa chief executive Nolo Letele welcomed the move, saying that competition would attract investment in the broadcasting industry and the South African economy in general. “It will also stimulate growth of the pay television market and ensure that consumers are provided with choice and more diversity of content,” Letele said on their company website. Business Day reports that Telkom Media, a subsidiary of fixed-line telecoms provider Telkom, has committed over R7-billion over the next 10 years to developing its platform, while On Digital Media – whose shareholders include the African subsidiary of European satellite services company SES – have secured over R1-billion to launch their service. e-SAT, which is part of JSE-listed Hosken Consolidate Investments, did not disclose what amount they would invest in their service. HCI also owns the country’s only free-to-air channel, e.tv. According to Screen Africa, Walking on Water aims to offer a wide range of programmes based on “Christian lifestyle principles” via satellite. Eighteen companies originally applied for licences when the process began in August 2006. Three applicants, including a joint venture between the South African Broadcasting Corporation and state-owned signals provider Sentech, later withdrew their applications. The regulator gave no reasons as to why the other 10 applications were turned down, saying only that details would be released within the next three weeks.last_img read more

Cape Town’s Open Streets bring the people out to play

first_imgCapetonians make the streets of Observatory their own for a day. (Image: Rory Williams) 20 February 2014Get out your car and on your bike, skateboard or feet. Cape Town’s new Open Streets movement takes an old idea from Bogotá, Colombia, and turns city thoroughfares over to residents, who use the space for breaking down social barriers – and having a lot of fun.Read more on Media Club South Africa: Cape Town’s Open Streets bring the people out to playlast_img

Weekly Wrapup: Google vs. China, And More…

first_imgrichard macmanus Weekly Poll: Why Is Apple Building a Massive, $1 Billion Data CenterA First Look at Apple’s Massive Data CenterMicrosoft to Government CIOs: Choice is HereThat’s a wrap for another week! Enjoy your weekend everyone. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Internet of ThingsEveryware: Interview with Adam Greenfield, Part 1Why The iPad May Save The Internet FridgeAre Modern Web Apps Killjoys? The Truth about Mobile Application StoresMobile Cloud Computing: $9.5 Billion by 2014Our Hottest New iPhone App Discoveries: February EditionMore Mobile Web coverageCheck Out The ReadWriteWeb iPhone App We recently launched the official ReadWriteWeb iPhone app. As well as enabling you to read ReadWriteWeb while on the go or lying on the couch, we’ve made it easy to share ReadWriteWeb posts directly from your iPhone, on Twitter and Facebook. You can also follow the RWW team on Twitter, directly from the app. We invite you to download it now from iTunes. Never Mind the Valley: Here’s Washington DCWhat’s In A Name? For Startups, It’s CrucialStartup Visa Introduced: Is it a No-Brainer?ReadWriteEnterprise Our channel ReadWriteEnterprise is devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ and using social software inside organizations. More Internet of Things coverageReal-Time WebGoogle Takes First Shot at Facebook Search ResultsHow the Real-Time Web Will Impact Social ChangeBuzrr Wants to Be Tweetmeme for Google BuzzMore Real-Time Web coverage. Don’t miss the next wave of opportunity on the Web supported by real-time technology! Get ReadWriteWeb’s report, The Real-Time Web and its Future.ReadWriteStart Our channel ReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs. Tags:#Features#web#Weekly Wrap-ups Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The big news of the week was Google’s efforts to remove censorship from its search results in China – read on for our coverage and analysis of this news. We also continued our exploration of the significant Internet trends of 2010, including Real-Time Web, Mobile Web and Internet of Things.Note: We’ve refreshed the format for our longest running feature, the Weekly Wrapup. It now focuses more explicitly on the key trends that ReadWriteWeb is tracking in 2010, as well as giving you the highlights from the leading story of the week. Let us know your thoughts on the new format.Story of the Week: Google vs. ChinaChinese Hacker Behind Google Attack FoundDespite Tough Talk, Google Still Censoring in ChinaItaly Attacks Web Democracy with Google Convictions A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Are The Fortune 100 Now Beginning To Embrace Social Media Tools?Is Jive Software Taking Steps Toward An IPO?ReadWriteCloud Our channel ReadWriteCloud, sponsored by VMware and Intel, IS dedicated to Virtualization and Cloud Computing. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… More China coverage and analysisHistoric Conversation in NYC: Ai Weiwei, Jack Dorsey & Richard MacManus On March 15, at the prestigious Paley Center in New York City, a conversation will take place between Chinese digital activist and artist Ai Weiwei, Twitter co-founder and chairman Jack Dorsey, and yours truly, Richard MacManus, ReadWriteWeb founder and editor in chief. The moderator will be Orville Schell, the director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York.The topic of the event is the emergence of digital activism for fostering positive social change. The onsite event is invitation only, but it will be live streamed exclusively on ReadWriteWeb on Monday, March 15, at 6:30 PM EST (-5 GMT), from the Paley Center for Media, New York City.Mobile Weblast_img read more

10 Highest (and Lowest) Paying States for Video Editors

first_imgWashington$50,000 Florida$46,000 Hawaii$31,000 New Hampshire$49,000 Iowa$48,000 Vermont$44,000 Colorado$44,000 Connecticut$49,000 Pennsylvania$47,000 West Virginia$46,000 Virginia$49,000 Montana$44,000 Oklahoma$45,000 Indiana$47,000 Nevada$38,000 Michigan$50,000 Massachusetts$59,000 New Jersey$53,000 Maine$44,000 Georgia$56,000 Arizona$41,000 Ohio$47,000 Illinois$56,000 South Carolina$48,000 Missouri$48,000 Maryland$51,000 Nebraska$36,000 North Carolina$47,000 Kansas$45,000 Alaska$37,000 Kentucky$42,000 Mississippi$51,000 Rhode Island$45,000 Alabama$50,000 North Dakota$44,000 California$53,000 South Dakota$37,000 Minnesota$43,000 Of course these results don’t factor in the cost of living and buying power, but they do show where demand for video editors is still high. The national average salary for video editors is $49,000.All salary information is courtesy of Indeed.com.Where does your state fall? Share in the comments below. Are you a video editor in one of the highest or lowest paying states? See how your local area stacks up.Video editing is a super competitive field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, between now and 2022 the industry is only projected to add 200 jobs. The post production field will only get more competitive in the years to come. So we thought it’d be helpful to see the places where demand is still high and video editors are paid well.We’ve examined all 50 states to determine the top 10 highest/lowest paying states for video editors. All the amounts are displayed as yearly salaries before tax.10 Highest Paying States1. New York $60,000With an endless supply of shooting locations New York is a filmmakers dream. Home to dozens of national TV networks, New York tops our list as the state where video editors can expect to make the most money. New York also ranks as the second best place to be a filmmaker in 2014 according to Moviemaker.com.2. Massachusetts $59,000Driven by the Boston area, Massachusetts comes in at the second best place for film editors. Massachusetts has claim to over 60 academy award nominated films. On top of it’s rich history, productions in Massachusetts have increased 150% in the last few years.3. Georgia $56,000Home to such projects as The Walking Dead, X-Men: First Class, and Mean Girls 2, Georgia is an emerging giant in the filmmaking community. Production companies invested over $3.3 billion in the Georgia film industry in 2013 alone. Qualifying productions also receive a 30% tax credit so you can be sure that the film industry will continue to grow in Georgia.4. Illinois $56,000In line with Georgia, Illinois offers a 30% tax credit for all qualifying productions. Illinois also pays 30% of your salary back if you make over $100,000 a year as an editor. So if you live in Chicago you might want to ask your boss for a raise!5. New Jersey $53,000New Jersey may come as a shock, but the Garden State is no stranger to film. Serving as home to such classic movies as Friday the Thirteenth and the Amityville Horror, New Jersey has a long history with the film industry. Spillover from New York also accounts for a lot of editing jobs in New Jersey.6. California – $53,000 7. Maryland –  $51,000 8. Mississippi –  $51,000 9. Washington – $50,000 10. Alabama – $50,00010 Lowest Paying States50. Hawaii $31,000Serving as the location for Jurassic Park and Lost, Hawaii bottoms our list due to it’s expensive location mixed with a lack of jobs. In fact, our quick research found that there isn’t even one video editing job open in Hawaii. A $500 one-way flight from LA also makes it a pretty expensive place to visit and shoot.49. Idaho $33,000Idaho offers beautiful countryside but little production and post-production jobs. Idaho offers no tax credit to filmmakers making it fiscally irresponsible for many productions to shoot here.48. Nebraska $36,000Nebraska is not a good place for film and a quick glance at their film commission website tells you everything you need to know. Although this state was home to the recent Alexander Payne film Nebraska it still has an embarrassingly small filmography.47. Alaska $37,000It’s not easy living in Alaska, especially if you’re a video editor. The Last Frontier offers some of the most beautiful landscape on earth. However, due to cost most editing work is outsourced to other states.46. South Dakota $37,000South Dakota is home to Mount Rushmore and perhaps the worst film commission website in history. What South Dakota lacks in filmmaking history it makes up for in picturesque landscape. In fact a 20% tax credit makes South Dakota an appealing state for filmmakers to look at.45. Nevada – $38,000 44. Utah –  $38,000 43. Arizona – $41,000 42. Wyoming – $41,000 41. Kentucky – $42,000You’re state not in the top or bottom 10? Check out the full list of salaries from all 50 states:Video Editing Salaries by State Tennessee$45,000 Idaho$33,000 Wyoming$41,000 Louisiana$43,000 Utah$38,000 New York$60,000 Arkansas$49,000 New Mexico$43,000 Wisconsin$44,000 Texas$48,000 Oregon$47,000last_img read more

Why the Full Frame vs. Crop Sensor Argument Isn’t Important

first_imgSensor size may be less important that you imagined.Traditionally I would advise people to get a full-frame camera if they could, but it seems like the necessity to shoot with a full frame sensor has been diminishing over the past few years. Full frame cameras get better bokeh (background blur) and they don’t have a crop factor, but in many ways they are as capable as their cropped sensor counterparts.Lens manufacturers are creating more lenses designed for cropped sensors, lessening the ‘inconvenience’ of shooting with a cropped sensor camera. So, the biggest consideration is the size of the crop factor. Whereas, a regular APS-C camera has a crop factor of around 1.7x, the difference between this and a full frame camera is lessened. However, if you’re shooting with a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, which has a crop factor of 2.88x, you will see a significantly larger difference between this and a full frame camera.The following video created by Zack Arias shows us the real difference between a full vs. cropped sensor. In the video, Zack shares his opinion on why you shouldn’t care so much about cropped sensors.This video was first shared by Zach Arias on his YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing Zach!One thing to note is that while there may not be huge differences between a full vs. cropped sensor in functionality, there is often a positive correlation between sensor size and camera specs. So if we are looking at a Canon camera for example a 7D with a cropped sensor isn’t going to have specs that are as good as a 6D with a full frame sensor. Keep this in mind next time you go looking for a new camera.If you want to learn more about sensors, stabilization, and crop factor check out our Understanding Lenses series on the PremiumBeat blog where we take an in-depth look at all the features to consider when purchasing a lens.Do you think Zack’s argument is valid? Do we place too much importance on sensor size rather than camera specs? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Officers and a godwoman: Radhe Maa lands Delhi Police in trouble

first_imgRadhe Maa with SHO Sanjay Sharma at Vivek Vihar police station in east Delhi.  | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement In a major embarrassment to the Delhi police, visuals showing controversial self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa sitting on a Station House Officer’s chair at a police station and swaying with policemen at a Ram Lila function in different parts of Shahdara district have surfaced on social media.Both the instances allegedly happened in a span of a few hours on the intervening nights of September 28 and 29.Two suspendedSo far two police officers, including the Station House Officer who allegedly offered his designated seat to Radhe Maa to sit, have been suspended while four others have been sent to district lines even as top police officers themselves conceded that this kind of conduct was “unacceptable” and “unprofessional”.  The police station concerned is Vivek Vihar where she went first around 12.30 a.m. and the image that has surfaced shows the in-charge Sanjay Sharma and two other policemen standing next to the chair occupied by the godwoman.Not just this, it is also seen that Mr. Sharma has his hands folded and is also wearing a red-coloured chunni, which her disciples are known to wear.In his defence, the officer said that she wanted to use the toilet of the police station as she had come to attend a Ram Lila function but could not explain the gesture of folding hands.last_img read more

Johanna Konta to break into top 10 after reaching China final

first_imgBritain’s Johanna Konta will become the first British woman to reach the top 10 of the WTA rankings for 32 years on Monday after reaching the China Open final on Saturday.Konta beat American world number nine Madison Keys 7-6(1), 4-6, 6-4 and will face Poland’s third seed Agnieszka Radwanska in Sunday’s final.Irrespective of the result Konta is guaranteed a top-10 spot when the new rankings are released – the first British woman to rise so high since Jo Durie in 1984. “I know I’ve achieved something good whenever I’m mentioned in the same sentence as her,” Konta told reporters. (Johanna Konta collapses on court but reaches US Open third round)The 25-year-old’s rise has been meteoric.Seventeen months ago she was ranked 146th in the world and not on anyone’s radar as a potential top-10 player.She moved to train with coach Esteban Carril in northern Spain and her form surged. (China Open: Andy Murray sets up quarterfinal vs British teammate Kyle Edmund)A run to the fourth round of the US Open meant she ended last year inside the top 50 and her progress has continued apace, reaching the Australian Open semi-finals and earning her first WTA title at Stanford.Consistency has been the key and her win over Keys was her seventh over a top-10 player this year.Her progress has impressed compatriot Andy Murray, who is in the men’s singles final. (Radwanska beats Wozniacki to reach China Open quarters)”She’s obviously made huge improvements from the beginning of last year,” he said. “Because everything is still new to her, she’s going to be learning at quite a fast pace, too.advertisement”It’s exciting to see how far she’s going to be able to go.”Konta is on course to qualify for the WTA Finals in Singapore so Sunday’s showdown with Radwanska would be the perfect test of her credentials.Radwanska, the 2011 China champion, secured a 7-6(3), 6-3 victory over Elina Svitolina, who upset world number one Angelique Kerber earlier in the tournament. (Grigor Dimitrov upsets Rafael Nadal to join Andy Murray in China Open semis)The Pole, poised to qualify for the season-ender for a sixth year in a row, was 3-5 down in the opener before recovering.”I was just very glad I could come back in that first set. I think it was very important. I just played a great tiebreaker, so that helped me a lot for sure in that match,” she said.last_img read more

Italian freetoair digital satellite service Tivù

first_imgItalian free-to-air digital satellite service TivùSat saw 55,000 new activations in July, taking the total number of active smartcards to almost 1.577 million.Take-up of the service was particularly strong in Sicily, Lombardy, Lazio and Calabria. TivùSat offers 55 digital TV and 40 radio services.last_img