News January 22, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Veracruz-based journalist burgled twice, intimidation suspected Help by sharing this information Organisation Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Reporters Without Borders fears for the safety of Andrés Timoteo Morales, the correspondent of the newspaper La Jornada in Veracruz, whose home was burgled twice, on 9 and 16 January, in what appears to have been an attempt to intimidate him. Morales, who was investigating a murder blamed on soldiers, has had to change residence. News News MexicoAmericas RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts May 13, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico When two Veracruz state police officers came to his home on the morning of 16 January to investigate the burglary, “they explained that the burglars would have been better off taking the ceramic figures that were in the living room,” Morales told Reporters Without Borders. “When I returned home a few hours later, I was astonished to see that the ceramic figures had been stolen, along with a few other personal effects.”Morales added that, while at his home, the police did not carry out the usual investigations. He decided after this that he ought to change residence.Morales was one of the first journalists to write about the murder of Ernestina Ascencio, a member of the local Nahuatl indigenous community, on 26 February 2007, allegedly by soldiers who raped her first. After conducting an investigation in which two journalists, Rodrigo Vera and Regina Martínez of the weekly Proceso were asked to give statements, the Veracruz prosecutor’s office concluded that Ascencio was not raped and died of natural causes. The state judicial authorities have finally just reopened the case.Because of the alarming level of violence to which the Mexican media are exposed, senators who are members of the opposition Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI) this week requested that the head of the special federal prosecutor’s office for crimes against journalists (FEADP) should be summoned to appear before congress.The FEADP was created in February 2006 by the current government, headed by President Vicente Fox, but it lacks adequate resources and has made little headway in combatting impunity for crimes of violence against the media. to go further Reports MexicoAmericas Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about two burglaries at the home of Andrés Timoteo Morales, the correspondent of the newspaper La Jornada in the eastern city of Veracruz, on 9 and 16 January. Morales’ laptop and USB flash drive containing work files were stolen in the first of the two break-ins, which he regards as an attempt to intimidate him.“Morales’ account of the two burglaries suggest that the second was meant to deflect attention from the first, which was designed to obstruct his work,” the press freedom organisation said. “He has had to change his residence and he has good reason to fear for his safety. The Veracruz state authorities and the special federal prosecutor’s office for crimes against journalists should together do what is necessary to protect him and investigate the link between the burglaries and his work. Light also needs to be shed on a very sensitive case he has been covering.”The USB flash drive that was taken in the first break-in on 9 January contained his archives of all the reporting he had done from 2004 to 2007. Aside from that, and his laptop, the only things taken were a few items of no value. April 28, 2021 Find out more
Ripley County, IN—The Ripley County Commissioners have declared that Ripley County is under a level 2 orange travel advisory. Under the advisory residents are still allowed to leave their homes for work, medical care, buying groceries, and other activities essential to the health and safety of people and pets.
21362Hassan CHANIBRN27:38.1628:31.30 Prize Money (tax free in Uganda)1st $60,0002nd $30,0003rd $20,0004th $15,0005th $10,0006th $6,0007th $5,0008th $4,000 (Read Uganda Tax laws BOTTOM, Page 36)Domestic Taxes Laws of Uganda 2018 EDITION by The Independent Magazine on ScribdShare on: WhatsApp 51907Leonard KORIRUSA27:20.1827:34.01 Cheptegei will however miss colleague Jacob Kiplimo, who came 4th at the Commonwealth Games 10,000m final last year, and was second at the World Cross Country. He has struggled with injury the past few months, and withdrew before Doha started.Turning silver into gold?It is the 2017 World Championship silver medal that Cheptegei will hope to improve on this time round. If he does, he will become only the fourth Ugandan to win World Athletics Championship gold, joining steeplechaser Dorcus Inzikuru in Helsinki 2005, Stephen Kiprotich off track in the marathon in Moscow 2013 and Halimah Nakaayi in the 800m at Doha 2019.Other medals for Uganda at the Worlds have been two Silvers by Davis Kamoga Athens 1997 and Joshua Cheptegei 2017; Bronzes by Moses Kipsiro Osaka 2007 and Solomon Mutai in Beijing 2015.The reward for winning a World Championship gold is a tax-free $60,000 prize. If one breaks the world record, which is 26:17.53 minutes, a $100,000 bonus is given. Today’s 10,000m starting lineup 11291Rodgers KWEMOIKEN27:25.2327:26.92 12 Mohammed Ahmed (CAN)27:20.56 131912Lopez LOMONGUSA27:30.0627:30.06 6701Hagos GEBRHIWETETH26:48.9526:48.95 115 Stewart McSweyn (AUS)28:58.22 71488Sondre Nordstad MOENNOR27:24.7827:24.78 121793Joshua CHEPTEGEIUGA26:49.94 Cheptegei’s time to dominate?Sunday 8PM 10,000m F – Joshua CHEPTEGEI | Abdallah Kibet MANDESATURDAY RESULT Marathon Fred MUSOBO in 13th 2:13:42 Stephen KIPROTICH in 18th 2:15:04 Solomon MUTAI (DNF) Winner Lelisa DESISA ETH Ethiopia 2:10:40Kampala, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG | Ugandan women have done it twice already, winning track gold a the World Championships in Helsinki 2005 and at Doha 2019. The men, are still looking.Joshua Cheptegei has had a season focused on preserving himself for tonight’s challenge, and he is best placed to become the country’s first man to win a title on the track.With the retirement of legend Mo Farah from track competition, the 10,000m will have a new champion for the first time since Moscow 2013. By the time he retired last year, Farah had captures 10 successive world or Olympic titles in the 10,000 metres.All signs are that it is time for world cross-country champion Cheptegei, silver medalist two years ago, to take the crown in the 10,000m. He warmed up for Doha by winning the 5000m Diamond League Final in August.“In Doha I will not compete in the 5k but the 10k. Winning the gold medal there would be special because I have never won a track gold at World Championships. I planned this race and I expected to win,” he said after the Zurich Diamond League final.“I will train in the mountains of Uganda until Doha and the good thing is that my coach will be there, too.”“He is in his best shape ever,” coach Addy Ruiter told The Daily Monitor. “We have a plan A, B, C and if it fails, D. But races are different, anything can happen but it sometimes comes down to the individual.”Limited races over this distance this year make form very hard to read, but the last time a near complete field of 10,000m elite runners assembled to compete, 23-year-old Cheptegei won. This was at last year’s Commonwealth Games, where he picked the double – 5000m and 10,000m.The Ethiopians are not members of the Commonwealth, so watched on TV, but will be the biggest threats to Cheptegei tonight.Cheptegei (left) and his coach Ruiter at a previous camp. PHOTO NN RUNNING TEAM MEDIAEthiopians Yomif Kejelcha and Hagos Gebrhiwet have the fastest times in the distance this year, with 26:49.99 and 26:48.95 respectively. Sandwiching their times is Cheptegei, with 26:49.94. 711 Timothy Toroitich (UGA)27:47.35 9697Andamlak BELIHUETH26:53.1526:53.15 LANEBIBATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2019 69 Stephen Mokoka (RSA)27:44.58SB RankOrderNameResultNotes 141287Alex KORIOKEN27:29.4027:29.40 16236Thierry NDIKUMWENAYOBDI 133 Toka Badboy (LES)31:22.38 Commonwealth 10,000m final result last year 201798Abdallah Kibet MANDEUGA27:22.8927:22.89 44 Jacob Kiplimo (UGA)27:30.25SB 15705Yomif KEJELCHAETH26:49.9926:49.99 515 Jake Robertson (NZL)27:30.90NR 10245Soufiane BOUCHIKHIBEL27:41.2028:04.09 8 Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)27:19.62GR 11640Aron KIFLEERI27:09.9227:27.68 –1 Patrick Tiernan (AUS)DQR 163.3b 19235Rodrigue KWIZERABDI 41085Yemaneberhan CRIPPAITA27:44.2127:49.79 8394Mohammed AHMEDCAN27:02.35 913 Andy Vernon (ENG)28:17.11 82 Jonathan Ndiku (KEN)27:56.24 181284Rhonex KIPRUTOKEN26:50.1626:50.16 31906Shadrack KIPCHIRCHIRUSA27:07.5527:47.71 1010 Josphat Bett Kipkoech (KEN)28:56.22 171680Julien WANDERSSUI27:17.2927:17.29 2237Onesphore NZIKWINKUNDABDI28:09.9828:11.90 14 Rodgers Kwemoi (KEN)27:28.66SB 126 Kefasi Chitsala (MAW)29:21.68PB –7 Simon Charley (VAN)DNS
“Why not call on all the wealthy to try and help if they possibly can rather than just pick on footballers?” he said.“Nobody seems to talk about the bankers, the CEOs, huge millionaires. Are they standing up? Are they being asked to stand up? We don’t know.”– PFA warning –The PFA said its members wanted to play their part but warned that a proposed 30 percent salary reduction would cost the country 200 million pounds ($245 million) in lost tax receipts.England manager Gareth Southgate has reportedly taken a 30 percent pay cut, although the Football Association is yet to confirm the move.A handful of top-flight clubs, including last year’s Champions League finalists Liverpool and Tottenham, have opted to furlough non-playing staff using the safety net of the government’s job retention scheme.Former Liverpool players including Jamie Carragher strongly criticised the move by the European champions, who in February announced pre-tax profits of 42 million pounds for 2018/19.Manchester City said they would not be furloughing employees. Britain’s Press Association said the club’s stance was approved and staff informed before Liverpool’s position became public.“We remain determined to protect our people, their jobs and our business,” City said in a statement.Rooney’s former England and Manchester United teammate Gary Neville, now a leading broadcaster, was highly critical of the Premier League.“The PL are handling the CV (coronavirus) crisis terribly,” he wrote on Twitter, before outlining a checklist of perceived mis-steps including their slowness in imposing a lockdown and the “PR disaster” of furloughing.Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said he was concerned about the way the talks had progressed.“Football must play its part to show that the sport understands the pressures its lower-paid staff, communities and fans face,” he tweeted. Derby County’s Wayne Rooney has spoken out over the treatment of players during the coronavirus crisisLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Wayne Rooney has criticised the UK government and the Premier League for placing footballers in a “no-win situation” over proposed pay cuts after players were urged to make sacrifices during the coronavirus crisis.The former England captain, now playing with Championship side Derby, penned an impassioned column in the Sunday Times saying his fellow professionals were “easy targets” in the wider response to the pandemic.It came after the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) said a proposed 30 percent pay cut could hurt Britain’s state-run National Health Service (NHS) because it would hit tax receipts.Rooney said he had both the means and the will to make financial contributions, either in the form of salary reductions or direct donations to the NHS, but felt the public pressure being exerted on players was unhelpful.The Premier League’s suggested strategy involving a combination of pay cuts and deferrals amounting to 30 percent of wages, was discussed in a conference call with players’ and managers’ representatives on Saturday.Initial talks were already taking place before key political figures, including Health Secretary Matt Hancock, called for action.“If the government approached me to help support nurses financially or buy ventilators I’d be proud to do so — as long as I knew where the money was going,” wrote Rooney.The 34-year-old added: “I’m in a place where I could give something up. Not every footballer is in the same position. Yet suddenly the whole profession has been put on the spot with a demand for 30 percent pay cuts across the board. Why are footballers suddenly the scapegoats?“How the past few days have played out is a disgrace.”The Premier League has been seen as lagging behind other European leagues in its response to coronavirus and was accused by one British lawmaker of operating in a “moral vacuum”.But Rooney questioned the wisdom of the Premier League in preempting behind-the-scenes talks involving players with its own proposals for sweeping reductions.“In my opinion it is now a no-win situation,” he said. “Whatever way you look at it, we’re easy targets.”He said the Premier League’s contribution of £20 million to the NHS was “a drop in the ocean” compared with the amount clubs would save with wage cuts.And he questioned why stars from other sports were not the focus of similar attention.Former England striker Gary Lineker echoed Rooney’s sentiments, telling the BBC that footballers he had spoken to were “desperately keen” to offer help but were an easy target. Share on: WhatsApp
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, right, speaks to coaches on his bench during an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. The Patriots came from behind to win 27-26. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Okay, Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin is finally paying the “piper” for allegedly interfering with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones while he was in the process of returning a kick during the recent Steelers/Ravens skirmish.A $100,000 fine was recently levied on Tomlin in regards to alleged “act of football terrorism” because no one can really say whether his “confession” was coerced or not.The league also said that; “It will consider a forfeiture of draft choices for the Steelers because Tomlin’s conduct affected a play on the field.The fine is tied for the second-largest reported fine ever given to an NFL coach. First place belongs to the New England Patriots and their headmaster Bill Belichick who in 2007 had his hands slapped by having to fork out $500,000 “rubles” for invading the privacy of several other if not all of the additional franchises in the NFL.When I think of cheating or interference the first thing that leaps to the front of my mind as far as a penalty comparison goes is the 2007 New England Patriots “spygate” scandal.I have written about the “Belicheat” scandal several times but; here I go again.First of all how in the hell can the two acts even be mentioned in the same breath? One act was a calculated, premeditated and deliberate act designed by a few individuals and carried out by many in order not to only affect the outcome of a game or two but ultimately redesigned and altered the outcome of professional football and sports history.Coach Belichick was very much aware of the NFL’s Constitution & Bylaws (article 9) that clearly stated that: “Any use by any club at any time, from the start to the finish of any game in which such club is a participant, of any communications or information-gathering equipment, other than Polaroid-type cameras or field telephones, shall be prohibited, including without limitation videotape machines, telephone tapping, or bugging devices, or any other form of electronic devices that might aid a team during the playing of a game.”The final ruling and penalty resulting from these insidious actions were this. Bill Belichick was fined $500,000 by the NFL, the maximum amount permitted under the NFL Constitution and By-Laws for violating league policy regarding the use of equipment to videotape an opposing team’s offensive or defensive signals.The Patriots were fined $250,000 by the NFL. The Patriots gave up their first-round pick in 2008 because they make the playoffs and eventually lost to the NY Giants in the Super Bowl.At the time that the incident was discovered and adjudicated NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell informed the Patriots that: “This episode represents a calculated and deliberate attempt to avoid longstanding rules designed to encourage fair play and promote honest competition on the playing field. I specifically considered whether to impose a suspension on Coach Belichick. I have determined not to do so, largely because I believe that the discipline I am imposing of a maximum fine and forfeiture of a first-round draft choice, or multiple draft choices, is in fact more significant and long-lasting, and therefore more effective, than a suspension.”There are some people that will never take responsibility for their actions. At the time “Belicheat” I meant to say Belichick did not say, I take responsibility for encouraging an illegal act to be committed by my subordinates in order to get a leg up on the competition defined his actions as a “mistake” saying;” I apologize to the Kraft family and every person directly or indirectly associated with the New England Patriots for the embarrassment, distraction and penalty my mistake caused”Dictionary.com defines the word mistake as: ” mis•take PA noun, verb, mis•took, mis•tak•en, mis•tak•ing. noun 1. an error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning, carelessness, insufficient knowledge, etc. 2. a misunderstanding or misconception.There was no mistake that occurred in regards to the heinous actions of Bill Belichick, the New England Patriots or their staff. Mike Tomlin made a “misstep” Bill Belichick plain and simple “misled.”If Mike Tomlin had been discovered illegally recording another teams signals, the past, present and future of all Black NFL head coaches including but not limited to Tony Dungy, Lovie Smith, Dennis Green would have been examined and reexamined.In my opinion the suspension or even the expulsion of Bill Belichick at the time that the Patriots violations were discovered would have been justified because more than likely a new or interim coach would may have brought in a new or revised system and that could have created a whole new set of problems for the personnel of the Patriots.Case in point, look at the affect that the 1 year suspension of New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton had on his team as a result of the bounty scandal.In March of 2012, Payton was suspended for one year. The team was also forced to forfeit their second round pick in 2012 and ’13 and pay $500,000 as a result of the NFL’s bounty investigation, the league announced. The Saints were 7-9 in 2012 during his suspension.In 2013 they sit atop their division at 10-3 and are a lock to make the playoffs.Tell me that a suspension of your head coach doesn’t hurt. The Saints actions may have been immoral, possibly harmful to the opposition but they did not “cheat.In the 2004-2005 NFL AFC Championship game between the Steelers and the Patriots it has been established that the Patriots may have cheated as well and went on to beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX.Why aren’t there any asterisks attached to the Patriots many hallowed victories. My uncle Will used to say; “it’s only a fair fight if you win.” “Cheaters win all of the time but you can bet they will win most of the time.”Aubrey Bruce can be reached at; [email protected] or 412.583.6741
Daniel O’Donnell said he is so proud that Ireland’s sense of community is greater than anywhere else in the world but appealed for people to look after our elderly.The singing sensation was speaking at the expansion of ALONE’s services in his native Donegal today.The charity, which helps support people to age at home by offering a range of services, has teamed up with Good Morning Donegal. The Good Morning Donegal service provides daily phonecalls to the elderly to ensure that are feeling okay and to provide some social company.Daniel’s own late mother Julia used the service and he said it is this kind of care which makes Ireland such a great place.“I think the important thing is that in years past there was a great awareness of the community and I think that’s still here.“I always think that Ireland has changed but there is still something here in Ireland that is not in many places. “We still have a great community spirit and if somebody is in trouble then people rally,” he said.Daniel said that it is not just rural Ireland which needs such services but in the larger cities such as Dublin also.“I think it is important is a smaller community and I think it is important in the biggest city too. Because having people doesn’t mean that you have people with you.“You can be living in a very built-up area and never see anyone so its important in the rural community but it is important in the city too.“This is not something just for a county like Donegal because I think that an awful lot of the time we think that if we’re in a built-up area then somebody is going to be there but that’s not always the case. “In a way in the rural community, you have more of a connection in the rural community. It is invaluable because people on their own might not see anyone but if they get that call then it really connects you,” he added.The singer added that there are a lot of issues which have led to isolation but paid tribute to the volunteers who help Ireland’s older community.“There’s a lot of issues that have caused this. But I think as long as there are organisations like this that have their finger on the pulse and you need your finger on the pulse to know how the blood is running,” he added.Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, said they are delighted to be expanding their services to people in Donegal with more than 15,800 aged over 65 in the county and with 6,500 of those living alone. “He said “Our volunteers help to support older people by offering them a visit or a phonecall, having a chat and providing access to support. Often, they go on to make a friend for life.”Daniel pleads with Donegal public to look after the elderly in our community was last modified: July 10th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:alonecharitydaniel o’donnelldonegalmumphonecalls
1 October 2013 “It was a great match for us today and an awesome week in general,” Klaasen said after winning the final. Klaasen said that the win confirmed his good form of late. “It was good to capitalise on back-to-back ATP World Tour 250 wins. It gives me lots of confidence for next season. “We were really able to craft the points and play them in our favour, so I think hopefully moving forward that we can use those tactical and court smarts to our advantage.” Butorac added: “From the first practice, until the final match, I thought we had a really great week together, put some good tennis on court, and that was what happened.” South African Raven Klaasen and American Eric Butorac claimed their first ATP World Tour title as a doubles team when they defeated Pablo Cuevas and Horacio Zeballos 6-2, 6-4 to win the ATP Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. “We knew the first match was probably going to be the biggest test because we hadn’t played together before, and we kind of had to figure a few things out. I feel like we got stronger every match, so we really enjoyed it out there, and the crowd today really showed up and made it fun out there for us,” said Klaasen. First title of the seasonThe 32-year-old Butorac won his first title of the season, and first since Sao Paulo in February 2012. The left-hander improved his win-loss record in finals to 14-8, and has now won at least one title in every season since 2007. He said past success in Kuala Lumpur helped his title run this year. The American thinks he works well with Klaasen, due to their affinity for attacking at the net. “I think we have different skills, but play a similar style of doubles. If you saw in the finals, the other guys wanted to sit back and hit shots really hard from the baseline, but we wanted to play a lot at the net. ‘Very happy’“I felt comfortable out there today and mainly due to the good start we had. It’s very tough to relax with this scoring format, but we were playing from the front and that helped. So, all in all, I’m very happy with the performance today.” Three titles in 2013The 30-year-old Klaasen improved his win-loss record in finals to 3-1, and consolidated a successful fortnight. Last week, he captured his second title of the season in Metz with Johan Brunstrom. In May, he and Brunstrom won the Open de Nice Cote d’Azur. Klaasen and Butorac are planning on building upon their partnership. “We’ve decided that we’re going to play together until the end of the season, and then we’ll start next year together too, so hopefully we can build on this momentum and form going into next season,” said Klaasen. World rankingThe South African doubles specialist is now ranked 46th in the world. “There is no better feeling than watching your ranking move in the right direction,” he commented. The duo won 81 percent of their first serve points and converted four of seven break points to seal victory in their first tournament as a team. SAinfo reporter
Not all of these containers we specifically developed as geocaches.Even though some geocache containers seem like they were handcrafted specifically for geocaching, most of them have been repurposed from something else. With things like Ammo cans, it’s pretty obvious what they used to be. For others, it requires a little bit of a deeper look into history:A preform tube Those Small, Clear Geocache Tubes aka Preform PET TubesThese small, waterproof, durable containers are perfect for micro-sized geocaches. They can be attached to different camouflage and will last a long time. Plus, the larger tubes can hold both a logbook and a pencil. But their story isn’t just geocaching. In fact, you’ve probably used these hundreds of times and not even know it. Hint: There’s a key word in the heading to this section, “preform”. These small tubes are manufactured to be heated and expanded to form plastic bottles. Check out this video to see an animation of the process:[vsw id=”eyiu18DsItk” source=”youtube” width=”560″ height=”315″ autoplay=”no”] Have you repurposed a container originally made for something else as a geocache? Tell us in the comments. Bison TubesWhat did the buffalo say when he dropped his kid off at school? Bison. #dadjokesIt’s no secret that these tubes look nothing like real bison. Not even close. So what’s the reason behind the name? These containers were originally created by a company named Bison Designs. The company originally made aluminum carabiners in multiple shapes, including dog bones, mouse ears and more. Seeking out new things to create out of aluminum, the need for a small, waterproof container to carry medicine in arose—and thus, the Bison Tube was born. Share with your Friends:More Nano CachesAn example of a similar LED light.Nano geocaches in Shop GeocachingOft-maligned in the geocaching community, these smaller-than-small, magnetic geocaches are popular for high-muggle areas and urban geocaches. With so little room inside, it’s hard to believe that these geocaches were actually created for a reason other than geocaching. Mark Yvanovich, one of the early makers of these containers told us a little bit about the history, “These containers were originally LED blinking jewelry. The space where the log sheet is stored was where the button cell batteries went. They came with a separate rare earth magnet that could be used to attach it to clothing, etc…” Once these lights obtained new lives as geocaches, Mark and his wife made thousands of these, hand rolling all of the logbooks! SharePrint RelatedLine of Sight — In the Distance (GC4JZTK) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 19, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”GeoTours Deliver More Fun With FavoritesJune 29, 2015In “GeoTours”HQ GeoTour completed: Souvenir earnedMay 8, 2018Similar post
In this video tutorial, check out some creative video production and photography ideas for your next project — inspired by fireworks!In this tutorial, we’re going to look at some fun photo and video ideas you can try out using fireworks. (Obviously, safety is the top priority, so please be smart and safe when attempting any of these project ideas.)You’ll learn how to create some amazing bokeh backgrounds (on the cheap), as well as smoke atmospheres and backgrounds. We’ll also explore some examples of long-exposure photos with fireworks and sparklers — and some creative firework sound design use cases.The following key points can help you when you’re working with fireworks in your creative projects:Use a telephoto lens for close-ups, which also allows you to film from a safe distance.Experiment with different frame rates and shutter speeds for different results.Look for “Emits Showers of Sparks” on warning labels to identify fountain fireworks.Use metal sparklers for more consistent sparkling on long-exposure photos.Have one person manage the fireworks while another person manages the camera gear.Always check your local laws before using fireworks at any location. Looking for more film and video production tutorials? Check these out.3 Visual Effects You Can Create with a Whip Pan TransitionVideo Tutorial: Top 10 After Effects Mistakes To AvoidMake Your Titles And Graphics Pop with This Advanced Glow EffectCreate a Responsive Infographic in After EffectsVideo Tutorial: Which Microphone Should You Use?