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first_imgQPR goalkeeper Rob Green produced three fine saves at the Liberty Stadium and had a lucky escape following a mistake.He was off his line quickly to deny former Rangers man Wayne Routledge and did well to tip away Kyle Bartley’s header.Green was less convincing when he misjudged Gylfi Sigurdsson’s tame effort and the ball trickled narrowly wide of the target.But he redeemed himself six minutes before the break by diving to his left to brilliantly claw out Sigurdsson’s free-kick.At the other end, Niko Kranjcar curled a free-kick over the bar and Leroy Fer was unable to apply the finishing touch to a free-kick from Joey Barton.Fer later had Rangers’ best chance of the half but his header from Kranjcar’s cross was saved by keeper Łukasz Fabiański.And as the visitors finished the half strongly, the dangerous Eduardo Vargas fired wide.Richard Dunne, available again after suspension, returned to the QPR side, with Nedum Onuoha moving to right-back and Mauricio Isla dropping to the bench.Kranjcar kept his place, while Bobby Zamora is still out. QPR: Green, Onuoha, Caulker, Dunne, Yun, Vargas, Barton, Henry, Fer, Kranjcar, Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Ferdinand, Isla, Mutch, Phillips, Hoilett, Zamora.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgRobert Scherrer is trying to come up with a theory that combines dark matter and dark energy, reports Space.Com.  “It is somewhat embarrassing to have two different unknown sources for the dominant forms of matter and energy in the universe.  On the other hand, that may just be the way things are.  We don’t get to pick the universe we live in.”    Yet if he is right, it makes other cosmologists uneasy.  Writer Robert Roy Britt explains, “There is one glaring problem with the idea, which Scherrer admits to.  It implies that we live at a very special moment in time when the energy densities of dark matter and dark energy are roughly equal.  Scientists hate coincidences.”Cosmologists have been chewing on their two fudge factors, dark matter and dark energy, for years now.  Too much fudge causes truth decay.  The only wise crack in this article is that we don’t get to pick the universe we live in.  If it appears coincidental that our universe is special, deal with it.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


first_img27 May 2011India’s Suzlon Energy has signed a deal with African Clean Energy Developments (ACED) for the supply and construction of up to 200 wind turbines for the Cookhouse Wind Energy Facility in the Eastern Cape, for an undisclosed sum.The facility, which covers over 9 000 hectares and is located about 150km north-east of Port Elizabeth, is one of South Africa’s leading renewable energy projects, having received permission from the Department of Environmental Affairs in May 2010 for the erection of up to 200 wind turbines.The initial deal is 76 of Suzlon’s S88 series 2 Megawatt turbines, with an option to acquire 124 Turbines.“We at Suzlon are delighted to be supporting what is arguably the lead project in South Africa in terms of quality and development timelines,” Suzlon South Africa CEO Silas Zimu said in a statement this week. “The Cookhouse facility will not only provide clean and green energy, but also create many jobs and make a major contribution to local economic development.”Power purchase agreementThe contract is conditional to the Cookhouse Wind Energy Facility successfully securing a power purchase agreement under the South African REFIT (Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff) procurement process, due to commence in the coming months.Based on current expectations, installation is expected to commence in late 2011 or early 2012.African Clean Energy Developments is a joint venture between African Infrastructure Investment Managers (a company held by Old Mutual Investment Group and Macquarie Capital) and AFPOC Limited.Significant BEE participationACED is working closely with its partner, the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, and with its appointed mandated lead arrangers, Standard Bank and Nedbank, to finalise a financing package which will include a significant portion of broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) ownership.“African Clean Energy Developments, along with its key stakeholders, are pleased to be working with Suzlon Energy Limited on our flagship South African project, the Cookhouse Wind Energy Facility,” said ACED managing director Thomas Donnelly.“Suzlon has demonstrated a clear commitment to the South African market, and to local economic development and job creation, two key objectives of the Cookhouse Wind Energy Facility.”Emerging markets experienceSuzlon Group MD Tulsi Tanti said that as a rapidly growing economy, South Africa was a very important market for the company, and that they were excited to bring to the table their vast emerging markets experience gained from countries like India, China, Brazil and others.“The country has immense wind energy resources and the government of the Republic of South Africa has demonstrated praiseworthy vision and leadership to exploit this abundant renewable resource to power the nation’s growth,” Tanti said.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


first_imgWant to learn more about freelancing and filmmaking? Check these articles out:How to get Drone Flights Approved Near Airports with LAANCLearn to Not Crash Your New Drone: The DJI Flight Simulator7 Things You Need to Start Your Own Video Production CompanySaving Noisy Footage: The Easy Way and the Hard Way5 Reasons Why You Should Shoot Your Own Digital Web Series So you want to go full-time freelance as a filmmaker? Here are a few ways I made the hustle work, and how you can do it too.Top image via ImageBySutipond.Most filmmakers want to freelance. We want to live that romantic lifestyle of being on set (hashtag setlife) and having a new challenge to overcome every day. Never being in the same place, traveling the world, becoming the intrepid wanderer in search of the next story to tell.For most of us, this lifestyle is extremely hard to grasp. It takes a ridiculous amount of courage and a lot of very specific financial and personal concessions to get started, and you have to truly rely on only your own abilities to pay the bills. That is an unspoken part of the freelance lifestyle. The amount of courage and belief in yourself that it takes to make the jump. If you’re not really good at what you do, you can’t keep the lights on.Image via Bronze Bow Media.Before I had this job here at PremiumBeat, I freelanced for around 4 years and I learned a whole lot. I tend to be anxious about a lot of things, and probably at the top of that list is money. So, I was very careful and methodical about going freelance. I have a lot of thoughts on things that worked out well, as well as things that didn’t work out at all.Here’s my advice for the best ways to get started.A Retainer Is Your Best FriendImage via Idutko.I love retainers. I love them so much I want to shout about them from the mountaintops.A retainer (at least that’s what I call it in this context) is where you work out a deal with a company to pay you every month (or quarter, or week, whatever you work out) regardless of the amount of work that you do for them. More specifically and ideally, it’s where you work out a deal for a specific amount of deliverables (finished work) that you provide for that company or person in a given period of time.For example, you can set a deal where you’ll provide 2 finished pieces of social content (a couple of 1 minute videos for their youtube or instagram) per month. After you deliver, they pay you a set amount of money once a month. Then, they may have the option to ask you for a bit more if needed. You may find that some months they need you a ton, and others they may not call on you at all.Personally, I wouldn’t even consider going freelance unless you have something like this set up. When I initially became a freelancer all those years ago, it was because I had a retainer set up. I would work in an office setting with a company for around 2 weeks a month, and provide all of their video content. It was a truly amazing setup. I had plenty of time for other projects and clients, and they were able to get the video work that they needed.Image via Andrey_Popov.The trick to a good retainer deal is for it to be mutually beneficial. You get that sweet sweet “mailbox money” (money you know will be coming in the mail once a month) and peace of mind. Meanwhile, the company you work for doesn’t need to hire a full-time employee and generally spends less (benefits, salary, etc.) on what they need. It’s good for everyone.Retainers are all about setting up that base money that you can build on. Get a good chunk going into your bank every month so that you know you can at least pay rent. Then, work your way up from there.Types Of Retainers To ProposeImage via Jacob Lund.It’s a pretty exciting time for filmmakers since most businesses want video now. There are a lot of different and new applications for video content, so it’s easier than ever to propose retainer style video solutions to a business. Here are some ideas for what types of retainers to propose.Social ContentThis one is an easy one. A lot of businesses want someone to pump engaging social content into their various feeds. This can be anything from quick one minute promos for Insta or stories, to doing nice quick coverage of various events.If you’re able to do some motion graphic design, this is even better. You can give them quick animated snippets with their products or logos, etc. Create anything that shows that the brand has a personality, and can grab attention on social media.This type of retainer should have pretty low impact for both sides, in my opinion. You should be able to make quite a few quick videos like this, and this arrangement will lower cost for the client. Depending on the brand, of course.Youtube Specific Content / Managing ChannelImage via Galeano Stock.You can also pitch to fully cover and manage a youtube channel for a brand. This could mean a weekly upload, crafting an entire series, or just making a commitment to oversee and help create a brand’s entire youtube presence. This is a bit more of a time investment for the freelancer, therefore probably a bit more expensive for the company.This is the main type of retainer I’ve been able to do myself, and it’s really a lot of fun. You can build a new channel from the ground up and watch it grow. You’ll watch your client’s brand go from one with a lack of personality to a brand with a face. Part of that new personality is engaging content that you oversee. This can take a lot of forms, including interviews, testimonials, and commercials. There is a lot of creativity to explore in this type of retainer.Whatever They WantThis is where you set up a kind of wild wild west deal with the client. You are their video person for whatever they want. No rules, no deliverables, just for whatever they need you’re their guy. These are a bit riskier in terms of your own time investment. As such, you should charge more. They may use you so much that you aren’t able to take on other clients, so you need to set your price accordingly. Not to mention, if one of your other clients needs you but you’re busy with your retainer client, then your retainer client needs to take priority. This can lead to some very awkward situations.This is essentially where you more or less become the employee of a company. The only differences is that you’re without benefits and you may or may not be able to work remotely.Bring As Much To The Table As PossibleImage via ImYanis.While a lot of people will discourage being a “Jack of all trades, master of none,” knowing more than just filmmaking specific skills will help you out dearly in your freelancing journey.First and foremost, I can’t recommend enough knowing how to do motion graphic design (and non motion design as well). That has helped so many times in my career. Not only can you offer professional quality video, but you can also provide animated graphics and logos when needed. The more skills you can offer your client, the more they will need you and want to keep paying you.You don’t have to become an expert. Just know enough so that it’s clear that you’re talented and have the type of creative vision that they need. You want to become the one-stop solution for any of their video and creative needs. Just knowing how to do a nice, smooth animated logo transition or how to add some sleek animated text to something will help you out dearly.Here’s a tutorial I made with some After Effects basics that can help you get started.last_img read more


first_imgAlternate NamesHip arthroplasty – precautions; Hip replacement – precautionsWhat to Expect at HomeAfter you have hip replacement surgery, you will need to be careful how you move your hip, especially for the first few months after surgery. In time, you should be able to return to your previous level of activity. But even when you do your everyday activities, you will need to move carefully so that you do not dislocate your hip.You will need to learn exercises make your new hip stronger.After you fully recover from surgery, you should not downhill ski or do contact sports, such as football and soccer. You should be able to do low impact activities, such as hiking, gardening, swimming, playing tennis, and golfing.Self-care Some general rules for any activity you do are:Do not cross your legs or ankles when you are sitting, standing, or lying down.Do not bend too far forward from your waist or pull your leg up past your waist. This bending is called hip flexion. Avoid hip flexion greater than 90 degrees (a right angle).When you are getting dressed:Do not dress standing up. Sit on a chair or the edge of your bed, if it is stable.Do not bend over, raise your legs, or cross your legs while you are dressing.Use helpful devices so that you do not bend too much. Use a reacher, a long-handled shoehorn, elastic shoe laces, and an aid to help you put on your socks.When you are getting dressed, first put pants, socks or pantyhose on the leg that had surgery.When you undress, remove clothes from your surgery side last.When you are sitting:advertisementTry not to sit in the same position for more than 30 to 40 minutes at a timeKeep your feet about 6 inches apart. Do not bring them all the way together.Keep your feet and knees pointed straight ahead, not turned in or out.Sit in a firm chair with a straight back and armrests. Avoid soft chairs, rocking chairs, stools, or sofas.Avoid chairs that are too low. Your hips should be higher than your knees when you are sitting. Sit on a pillow if you have to.When getting up from a chair, slide toward the edge of the chair, and use the arms of the chair or your walker or crutches for support.Do not cross your legs.When you are bathing or showering:You may stand in the shower if you like. You can also use a special tub seat or a stable plastic chair for sitting in the shower.Use a rubber mat on the tub or shower floor. Be sure to keep the bathroom floor dry and clean.Do not bend, squat, or reach for anything while you are showering. Use a shower sponge with a long handle for washing. Have someone change the shower controls for you if they are hard to reach. Have someone wash the parts of your body that are hard for you to reach.Do NOT sit down in the bottom of a regular bathtub. It will be too hard to get up safely.Use an elevated toilet seat to keep your knees lower than your hips when you are using the toilet, if you need one.When you are using stairs:When you are going up, step first with your leg on the side that did not have surgery.When you are going down, step first with your leg on the side that had surgery.When you are lying in bed:Do not sleep on the side of your new hip or on your stomach. If you are sleeping on your other side, place a pillow between your thighs.A special abductor pillow or splint may be used to keep your hip in the proper alignment.When you are getting into or riding in a car:Get into the car from street level, not from a curb or doorstep.Car seats should not be too low. Sit on a pillow if you need to. Before you get into a car, make sure you can slide easily on the seat material.Break up long car rides. Stop, get out, and walk about every 2 hours.Do NOT drive until your doctor says it is okay.When you are walking:Use your crutches or walker until your doctor tells you it is okay to stop using them.Put only the amount of weight your doctor or physical therapist told you was okay to put on your hip that had surgery.Take small steps when you are turning. Try not to pivot.Wear shoes with nonskid soles. Avoid wearing slipplers as they can make you fall. Go slowly when you are walking on wet surfaces or uneven ground.ReferencesadvertisementMinns Lowe CJ, Barker KL, Dewey ME, Sackley CM. Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise following hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: a systematic review of clinical trials. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2009 Aug 4;10:98.Ververeli PA, Lebby EB, Tyler C, Fouad C. Evaluation of reducing postoperative hip precautions in total hip replacement: a randomized prospective study. Orthopedics. 2009 Dec;32(12):889-93.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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