Tormented by the Sea

first_imgMany residents in New Kru Town believe that there is no end to their troubles, as last Friday, May 30, violent waves surged early in the morning to force them from their homes.“This is like a curse from nature,” a distraught woman told the Daily Observer, as she waddled through the water. “It happens every year,” she added.She said the sea had not been rough the previous night till early in the morning when the waves increased and water began to enter their compound and eventually into their rooms.Another resident complained, “We are in the rainy season; and as usual this is the time we are tormented by the sea.”Sea erosion is part of the struggle that beach communities experience. The currently affected communities are Popo Beach, Colonel West, and the Lagoon.During our visit, houses and rooms were flooded, as the waves in that early morning moved back and forth. “We’ll soon enter in June where the rains [are] heavier,” another resident told the Daily Observer, “I think we will have to move away from here for good.”During a brief tour of the affected areas, many residents were seen with mattresses on their heads, as well as clothes and other household materials that could be moved to safety.A mother of five told the Observer that she did not have anywhere to go with her children.“I am simply displaced,” she said dejectedly. “What can I do for myself and my children?”But the most affected residents are the many workers of the Liberia Maritime Authority’s Beaches and Waterways Project,  who said they have not been able to make decisions to find further accommodation due to the failure of the Government of Liberia to pay them their four-month arrears.The project was intended to maintain healthy beaches, since due to the war, most residents use the beaches to answer to nature’s call (otherwise known as ‘open defecation’). But with the Beaches and Waterways Project the situation has changed and the beaches are maintained by the workers.“With money I can go and look elsewhere for a place to stay,” one of the workers said, “but since we have not been paid and we hardly hear when we’ll be paid, I don’t know what to do.”With the rains coming in full force in June and the months to come, beach residents are worried about their future.“June and July months will be our hell on earth,” an elderly resident said.Many of those interviewed appealed to the Government of Liberia, political parties and humanitarian agencies to come to their rescue, while Beaches and Waterway workers urged the government to settle their arrears.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Weekly Case Study: A Vermont Bank Readies for Expansion

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Chittenden Bank started developing its plan to double the size of its presence in Vermont and came across the challenge of how the enterprise would be affected by the expansion.It realized that the existing physical infrastructure would not suffice. And doubling the size of the IT staff was not an option.Instead, it turned to virtualization. Here are the results.A Vermont Bank Readies for Expansion Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williams Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#Virtualization last_img

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Using Compound Clips in DaVinci Resolve

first_imgYou can also choose whether to group the audio as Single Adaptive, which will cluster them together as its own group, or as Multiple Mono, which retains the audio stems for further editing, but it will make a sort of mixdown of them (see image below).You may choose to employ this method as an easier way to send stems, but it can be cumbersome when editing further. Here’s an example of choosing the Single Adaptive audio mode. All audio is “mixed” down to one channel:Here’s an example of choosing the Multiple Mono audio mode. All audio is kept as discrete channels that are the length of the compound clip, regardless of the original audio durations. Unlink clips before executing New Compound Clip to process audio clips separately from video. Right-click and uncheck Clip Link.Adjusting the Compound ClipTo modify the compound clip, right-click on it and select Open in Timeline. This will “zoom into” the compound clip to allow for further changes.The choice to utilize compound clips during the editing process may not be ideal for grading. DaVinci Resolve grades compounds as a single clip, but shots containing different setups will most likely not receive the same grade, and decomposing the clip may disrupt what you’ve created in the edit.To color each clip separately, step into the compound clip using Open in Timeline, switch to the Color page and grade as normal. To step back out of the compound, click on the name of your master sequence. Compound clips are a great way to group multiple clips together in DaVinci Resolve. Here’s how to use them.Similar to grouped clips and compound nodes used during the grading process, compound clips allow users to cluster clips together in the Edit and Color pages. DaVinci Resolve’s compound clip functionality is essentially a grouping feature that works much like those in other nonlinear editing programs. Here’s how to make the most of compound clips in DaVinci Resolve.Lasso or command-click the shots to be grouped together and right-click on them. At the top of the menu, choose New Compound Clip. Compound clips don’t necessarily need to be in sequence with one another.You’ll get a dialogue box that enables you to give a specific name to the compound clip. After clicking Create, the compound clip will show up in your Media Pool as a project element. After executing the New Compound Clip command, a dialogue box pops up, allowing you to name the compound clip and process the audio in one of two ways (see below). Decomposing Compound ClipsYou can get rid of a compound clip just as easily as making one. Select the compound and right-click on it, and choose Decompose in Place.See below for the result. The result places the innards of the compound clip where it once was in the timeline.Have any tips for creating compound clips? Share in the comments below. Frankly, you may find that both audio modes disturb the integrity of your audio edits, as frequently one performs different functions on audio than video. To retain your audio edits as they were before creating the compound clip, make sure your video clips are unlinked by selecting them, right-clicking, and deselect Clip Link.last_img read more

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