CNN Poll: 58 Percent of Americans Oppose Abortion in All or Most Cases

first_imgTownhall.com 10 March 2014Overlooked in the CPAC shuffle of late last week were the results of a nationwide CNN survey on abortion, the results of which confirm America’s anti-abortion trend.  A solid majority (58 percent) of respondents espoused viewpoints associated with the pro-life movement; namely, that abortion should be legal under “few” or “no” circumstances.  The ‘mostly illegal’ position represented a strong plurality at 38 percent.  Meanwhile, just 40 percent of Americans said that the practice should be “always” or “mostly” legal.  Also, public financing of abortion remains heavily unpopular.According to the poll, 27% say that abortion should be legal in all circumstances, 13% say it should be legal in most circumstances, 38% say that it should be legal in few circumstances, and 20% say abortion should always be illegal….Most Americans have never favored using public funds for abortions for women who cannot afford them. According to the survey, 56% remain opposed, with only 39% favoring public funding for abortions.    The poll showed that less than one-third of self-identified Democrats embrace the legal abortion in all circumstances — an extreme position embraced by President Obama and Planned Parenthood.  That organization’s president recently stated that she didn’t believe life begins until after birth, dismissing the core underlying question as irrelevant. Another Planned Parenthood official offered shocking testimony last year that the “right” to abortion may extend beyond the womb.  Unfortunately, CNN did not provide the internals of its poll, so I can’t review the breakdown of responses along gender and age lines.  Fortunately, CNN’s overall results are virtually identical to Gallup’s survey released last spring.  Those internals revealed that 57 percent of women and young people selected pro-life responses.  Former HP CEO and US Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was one of the few speakers at CPAC to address abortion at any length (Chris Christie was another).  She pushed back hard against the “war on women” meme in her Saturday remarks:http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/03/10/cnn-poll-58-percent-of-americans-oppose-abortion-in-all-or-most-circumstances-n1806283last_img read more

McManaman: No chance for Mane, Salah at Barca, Real Madrid

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’The Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian Actresses11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun You6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah continue to spark talk of interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona, but former Liverpool star Steve McManaman considers there to be no chance of sales being sanctioned. Liverpool duo Salah and Mane  Speculation is building again when it comes to possible big-money movement during a coronavirus-enforced break from competitive action. Rumours regarding Mane and Salah had started to rage some time before that, with there suggestions that either could see their head turned if formal approaches were made from Spain. Both have achieved plenty at Anfield, becoming prolific and talismanic figures under Jurgen Klopp, and the opportunity to take on a new challenge elsewhere could hold obvious appeal. McManaman, though, cannot see Liverpool agreeing to part with any prized assets and is confident that no substance to unwanted gossip will be found. The ex-Reds winger told HorseRacing.net: “Well Real Madrid already have Eden Hazard, they bought Rodrygo last summer and they’ve just invested in Reinier in January, so I’d take rumours like that with a pinch of salt. “Regardless of how the Champions League turns out this season, the best teams in the world at present are the English teams. Real Madrid and Barcelona are not! “They both want to start again and bring in a few new players because they’ve both had disappointing seasons this year, so they’re going to start turning their squads over.center_img “Despite this, I don’t think there’s any chance of either Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah going to either Real Madrid or Barcelona.” Mauro Icardi Eder Militao PSG Real Madrid UEFA Champions League While there has been talk of top talent leaving the Premier League for La Liga, possible movement in the opposite direction has also been mooted. Brazil international defender Eder Militao has endured a forgettable season at Santiago Bernabeu on the back of a 2019 switch from Porto, and Tottenham are now said to be mulling over a move. McManaman can see why Real may consider offloading the South American, but also feels that he is deserving of more opportunities with the Blancos. The former Madrid star added on Eder: “His debut season in Madrid has been virtually nothing hasn’t it? “I was really impressed with him last season for Porto and I thought he was an excellent central defender. Read Also:Liverpool should sell Salah over Mane, says Hutchison “Porto and the Portuguese league is different to playing in Spain with Real Madrid, but when I saw his performances in the Champions League, to me it made sense that Real Madrid had bought him. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

3 Simple Tips for Stabilizing Smartphone Videography

first_imgLet’s take a look at some practical cinematography and editing tips that can help you create smooth, stable, and beautiful smartphone videos.No one in the film and video industry wants to hear this, but there’ll come a day when we shoot everything on smartphones. Or, at least, some version of smartphones, which could very well end up being as powerful as any of their big cinema camera counterparts, perhaps in only a few years.Until then, shooting videos, short films, documentaries, and even features on smartphones can be a good solution for web or social-based projects, or at least a fun gimmick for anything bigger. Yet, these are the early days of the future, so any skills that you can learn and develop will end up helping you in the long run.One of the biggest issues with smartphone videos (as with any other type of videography) is stabilization. Smartphone filmmakers often find themselves shooting handheld, which compounds the problem.In this write-up, we’ll take a look at how to make sure your smartphone videos look both stable and cinematic.DIY StabilizationImage by Dean Drobot.It’s amazing what the latest generations of smartphones can do with digital in-camera effects and stabilization. If you look at, say, an iPhone 8 or XS, you’ll find some very impressive automated functions that you can quickly adjust for all types of color temperature, lighting settings, and even stabilization.Your first step is to simply know what your phone can do and work with it when recording smartphone videos. Your smartphone should adjust for natural handheld movements as long as you follow these rules:Move the camera slowly.Give it time to adjust to new lighting.Keep two hands on your smartphone at all times.But don’t confuse smartphone 4K with the same quality as 4K from your DSLR, mirrorless, or cinema cameras — there’s a huge difference. However, in-camera, your smartphone is highly capable of working with handheld, shaky mount settings — probably much better than most cameras you’ll find on the market.Smartphone Stabilizer RigsImage by Rawpixel.com.Smartphone mount and rig options offer even more stabilization. Here are some solid options to consider. (Generally, the more expensive, the more stabilization.)RetiCAM — $20ZTYLUS Pistol Grip — $30iOgrapher Multi Case — $70DJI Osmo Mobile 2 — $140BeastGrip Pro — $140It’s worth noting, though, that even the most basic “selfie sticks” or smartphone holders can create at least a little more stability than going straight handheld. Experiment to find what works for you and your smartphone video needs.Stabilizing in Premiere ProUnless you’re editing in-smartphone with apps like Adobe Premiere Rush or iMovie, to get the best results with your smartphone footage, you should treat it as you would footage from any other shoot. That means bringing it into Adobe Premiere Pro — or your video editing platform of choice.As you can see in the simple tutorial above, Warp Stabilizer can be a very powerful-yet-easy-to-use tool for fixing shaky footage. Your smartphone videos might be a little trickier to work with than any higher-quality footage You’re used to, but you’d be amazed what Adobe’s technology can do these days.If you’re looking for more insights, here’s some more on Premiere Pro’s Warp Stabilizer:Video Tutorial: A Brief Guide to the Warp StabilizerFix Shaky Footage with Warp Stabilizer in Premiere ProVideo Editing 101: How to Stabilize Footage in Premiere Pro Cover image by Piotr Piatrouski.For more smartphone videography and editing tips, check out some of these articles:Smartphone Filmmaking: Saving Battery Life and Storage SpaceShooting a Feature with an iPhone the Soderbergh WaySmartphone Filmmaking: Pro iPhone Videographer EquipmentWorking With Vertical Phone Footage in Post-ProductionShould You Make a Feature Film on a Phone?last_img read more

Lemieux plays outstanding role for Buckeye field hockey in Ohio return

Ohio State field hockey junior goalkeeper Sarah Lemieux.Credit: Courtesy of OSU Athletic DepartmentSarah Lemieux never thought she would get another chance to play field hockey after having to transfer back home prior to her third year of college.Lemieux, a Columbus native, was forced to leave Division II Indiana University of Pennsylvania and come back to Dublin, Ohio, to be with her family. She never expected she would be lucky enough to wear her goalkeeper gear again, let alone be part of the Ohio State field hockey team.“I had to come home for like financial, like family issues,” Lemieux said. “I didn’t even think I was going to get to play at all anymore.”However, Lemieux’s passion for the game never faltered, and when she heard OSU needed a goalkeeper, she decided to reach out to the coaches.“I didn’t even think I was going to get to play at all anymore and then I heard they needed a goalie, so I was like, ‘I guess I will email them,’ and I did, and they were like, ‘oh my God, like we really need a goalie,’” Lemieux said.The junior was a big part of the team during her time at IUP, but was not sure what her playing time would look like when she came to Columbus. She felt confident in her knowledge of the sport, but was shocked to see how much of a difference just one division made.“I was a starter. I played every game,” Lemieux said. “I had game experience, but it’s a completely different game. Like, it’s a lot quicker, like skill level’s a lot higher, so it’s different but it’s cool.”Coach Anne Wilkinson said Lemieux is a “very mature player” and has already made huge contributions this season.“She came in with some experience,” Wilkinson said. “She is confident, but she’s not over confident and I think she really plays an outstanding role on this team.”When OSU upset then-No. 20 ranked New Hampshire in its second game of the season, Lemieux claimed the Big Ten Player of the Week award in what was her first career start. The game went into double overtime, ending in a shootout. Lemieux denied UNH three times to preserve the victory.So far this season, Lemieux has tallied 28 saves, and Wilkinson said she has great talent as a goalkeeper and understands what is happening when the ball is coming her way.“She can come out so well on the ball,” Wilkinson said. “Her timing is really very good, and she reads the play. She anticipates well, she can handle a scramble, she can handle a lot of people in front of her, in front of the net, she can get down and she can stay focused on the ball. She is able to fight and if she can get to it, she will.”Wilkinson credits her goalkeeper’s strong mindset as a main proponent of her ability to keep her composure, even when things get rough.“She is just so even-keel,” Wilkinson said. “Whether she has a bad game or a good game, I just think she is mentally very strong.”Lemieux not only helps her teammates, but she has a passion for helping children as well. In the past, she has been a nanny to children and enjoys being part of their lives. She still keeps in contact with them and loves when she sees them in the stands at every home game.Lemieux said she was also a nanny for two children with autism a few years ago and babysits a child who has Down syndrome regularly. Her work with children is something she looks to continue after she finishes at OSU.“I am actually going into physical therapy to work with kids with special needs,” Lemieux said. “It was either occupational therapy or physical therapy. I don’t really know yet, but basically just working on everyday tasks in general with special needs kids is something I’ve always been interested in.”While Lemieux loves to spend her time with children, she also enjoys the time she has spent with her teammates at OSU. She said the team’s enthusiasm about the game is great and fun to be around.“Here it’s like everyone (gives) 100 percent like all the time and it’s a lot of fun to play with,” she said.Lemieux and the Buckeyes head to East Lansing, Mich., Saturday to take on Michigan State. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. read more

Baseball Ohio State drops home opener swept in doubleheader in Cincinnati to

Ohio State then-junior catcher, now shortstop, Jalen Washington bats against Northwestern on March 26, 2016 at Bill Davis Stadium. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State baseball team has never encountered much trouble opening up the season at home. They were undefeated at home under head coach Greg Beals and have not lost since 2004, but that streak ended this weekend, as did their three-game winning streak as they were swept by Xavier. The team is now 8-11 on the season, while Xavier improves to an even 10-10.The team was able to find the power stroke as they received six home runs over the weekend. This home run production was not spread out too far, however, as only three players combined for those six.Junior second baseman Noah McGowan blasted three home runs in Game 3, senior shortstop Jalen Washington knocked two over the fence in Game 2 and junior left fielder Tyler Cowles had one of his own in Game 2 as well.Game 1The Buckeyes took the Musketeers to extra innings, but surrendered a run in the top of the 13th inning to lose their home opener, 3-2.Xavier may have been on the road, but they were still able to get things going early. Their first batter of the game reached first, stole second and later advanced on to third base to give the Musketeers their first scoring chance of the night. Freshman first baseman Nate Monastra was able to come through for his team and delivered an RBI single up the middle to give his team the early 1-0 lead.The second inning started off quite similar to the first. Again, Xavier lead off the inning with a base hit, this time a double. The runner then advanced on to third on a single that put runners on the corners.Senior center fielder Matt Fallon followed that up with a successful squeeze bunt attempt to the first baseman was that pushed across the second Xavier run of the night, giving them a 2-0 lead.It did not take long for the Buckeyes to respond. In the bottom of the third inning, a walk, error and sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third for senior shortstop Jalen Washington, who lifted a sacrifice fly to center field to put OSU on the board.Junior second baseman Noah McGowan then followed up Washington’s sacrifice fly with the Buckeyes’ first hit of the game that knotted the game up at two.The score remained tied at two apiece until the top of the 13th inning. The Musketeers loaded up the bases on a pair of hits and a walk before the Buckeyes struck out the next two batters. With the bases loaded and two away, senior right fielder Joe Gellenbeck took the six-pitch walk that pushed across the would-be winning run and bring the score to 3-2.The most potent force at the dish for OSU was again junior center fielder Tre’ Gantt. The leadoff hitter for OSU continued his hot streak into the home opener by delivering three hits in five at-bats. He has now reached base in all 17 games and owns a team-leading .365 batting average. Game 2Hoping to gain some momentum coming off their home-opener, the Buckeyes led the game late, but blew a 4-3 lead and lost in the bottom of the ninth, 5-4.For the second game in a row, the Musketeers got started early. In the bottom of the second inning, a pair of walks and a single loaded up the bases with nobody out. A sacrifice fly put the team up early 1-0 before a squeeze bunt scored another run. The scoring finished with Gallagher lining only the second hit of the game up the middle to put Xavier on top 3-0.The Scarlet and Gray did not wait long before responding. Half an inning later in the top of the third, junior left fielder Tyler Cowles blasted a home run over the left field wall to bring the score to 3-1.With the score now 3-1, the Buckeyes were looking for some more offense and they found it in the form of co-captain Washington. In the top of the fourth inning, he crushed OSU’s second home run of the game over the left field wall and brought the game to within one.The following inning, the team again found some offense off the bat of Washington. With a runner on first and two away, Washington again connected off Xavier’s starter and sent his second home run of the game out and gave OSU its first lead of the game.After being held scoreless for four straight innings, Xavier lifted a sacrifice fly in the seventh to tie up the game at four.The game stayed tied until the bottom of the ninth inning. A hit-by-pitch, walk and single loaded up the bases with one away for Xavier junior shortstop Mitch Gallagher. Gallagher lifted his second sacrifice fly of the game to center field, bringing home the winning run for the team and sealing the 5-4 victory.This was Washington’s first game batting third in the lineup and he delivered exactly what the team was looking for. The fourth-year co-captain came to the plate four times and finished the game with two hits (both home runs), two runs scored and three RBI’s.Game 3OSU built up three leads against Xavier, but blew all three and lost 6-5 in walk-off fashion for the second-straight game.Coming off a loss in which they gave up three early runs, the Buckeyes were all set to get on the scoreboard as early as possible. With the game still tied at zero in the top of the third, McGowan stepped up to the plate and launched the ball over the left field fence to put his team ahead 1-0.The Buckeyes had the early lead, but it would not take long for the Musketeers to respond. With two outs and a runner on second base in the bottom of the third, junior designated hitter Blaine Griffiths doubled to right field and tied the game up at one.The game stayed tied until the seventh inning when McGowan came to bat with runners on the corners. For the second time, he homered to left field to put the Buckeyes ahead 4-1.Xavier again responded quickly to the offensive strike by the Buckeyes. The first batter of the bottom of the seventh inning homered to left field to bring the game to only a two-run gap.But the Musketeers weren’t done there. The next inning, they put runners on first and second for junior catcher Nate Soria, who singled to left to bring Xavier to within one. Another single loaded up the bases for junior left fielder Will LaRue, who walked to tie the game. Xavier had tied the game up, but the McGowan show was still going on. OSU’s second baseman stepped up to the plate for the fifth time and for the third time, he homered to left field to give OSU the 5-4 lead.Now trailing for the third time in this game, Xavier was down to its final three outs. After the leadoff hitter was hit by a pitch, Gellenbeck homered to right-center field to deliver the Musketeers the 6-5 victory and secure the three-game sweep.This was the clear standout game for McGowan. The third-year transfer from McClellan Community College finished the game 3-5 with three runs scored, five RBI and three home runs in the game. The Buckeyes will take the field again at Bill Davis for only the second time this season when they host Youngstown State on Tuesday, with first pitch scheduled for 5:05 p.m. read more

Lovren expects a perfect Liverpool season

first_imgThe Reds footballer believes his team can have a perfect English Premier League season and lift the trophy in the summerLiverpool is currently sitting in the top of the English Premier League table with 54 points.The team has won 17 matches, drawing three times and has yet to lose a single game.They are the only EPL club which has remained undefeated.And for Reds footballer Dejan Lovren, his team can do what it takes to have a perfect season.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It’s not only December, I would say, it’s all the period we have played well,” he told the club’s official website.“Even sometimes when we didn’t play well, [like] against Everton, we had the luck, we had the belief and it came back to us again.”“The key, like I have said many times, is the defensive moments when we don’t have the ball and everyone is working so hard, up front especially,” he explained.“They are the first defenders and we are the last defenders. That’s the key for us.”last_img read more

Week In Review 6367

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