Photoshop can be a source of techniques and inspiration for color grading. Learn how to emulate the software’s vibrance effects in DaVinci Resolve!One Photoshop parameter that always seems to improve the image is the Vibrance slider inside the Camera Raw settings. Vibrance adds saturation to only the least saturated colors, leaving objects with already high saturation alone. While there’s no doubt that Photoshop’s algorithms are quite sophisticated, let’s try to emulate the action in DaVinci Resolve.The original image when it was imported into Photoshop using Camera Raw. For comparison, here’s Photoshop’s Saturation function set at 68. Most would agree it’s been pushed too far. Vibrance is a much more subtle effect that we’ll try to employ in Resolve.First, qualify a key just on saturation, leaving luminance and hue alone. Pull up the Saturation Low and turn on your Highlight so you can see what parts of the image you’re qualifying. Next, affect Saturation Low Soft to make sure the correction dissipates without any artifacts. Invert the key and slowly bring up the Saturation to see how the image is affected. You may need to change the point at which you’ve qualified the key to get the results you want.Here’s the qualifier, where only Saturation has been affected. When using this effect, the values you’ll want to separate will be on the low end of the saturation spectrum.The result of the key. Don’t forget to increase the Blur Radius.The qualification can now be inverted to process the more saturated parts of the image as well. This little trick is one way to achieve uniform saturation across the whole image.If you find this useful, save it as a preset in your Powergrade stills store for use in future sessions.Looking for a few more DaVinci Resolve tips? Well, here you go!DaVinci Resolve Workflow Roundtrip BreakdownBetter Black and White in DaVinci ResolveBlockbuster Looks in DaVinci Resolve: TransformersGot any color grading secrets that you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below! Photoshop’s Vibrance function at work, set at 68.
India’s Yogeshawar Dutt clinched a bronze medal in the Olympic Games after beating North Korea’s Jong Myong Ri 3-1 in the 60kg freestyle play-off for the medal at the ExCel arena in London on Saturday.The 29-year-old from Sonepat in Haryana, who had missed a medal four years ago at the Beijing Olympics, showed excellent technique and fighting spirit to bring off three memorable wins on the trot for the bronze.Coming out from the shadow of Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt grabbed the fifth medal for India at the London Olympics.Starting his career from the very young age of eight, Yogeshwar has won many medals including gold at the 2003 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship and a bronze at the 15th Asian Games in Doha.Yogeshwar’s inspiration is Balraj Pehlwan who is from his native village in Haryana. He was trained under the guidance of coach Ramphal.The police officer based in New Delhi trains at the Chhatrasal Stadium, later dedicated his medal to his countrymen”I dedicate this win to all my countrymen, my coaches who also worked equally hard and my well-wishers. Without them this could not have been possible,” Yogeshwar said after his bronze-winning effort.”My group was very tough and I had to fight with the world champion. I wanted to win and I had practised a lot for it. I am happy that I could achieve my dream of winning a medal,” he said.”I was very down after I lost in the morning, but when I got the chance to compete in the repechage the whole country wanted a medal from me,” he said.advertisementOn winning the bronze medal, he said, “I didn’t want to lose this occasion – God has been very kind to me.”On how he won the fight against Myong, he said, “I used the technique of ‘fitele’ (leg-twisting technique) and I gained five points, that gave me the victory. I am happy that it worked for me.”Yogeshwar conceded that he was quite tired after fighting three opponents in less than an hour for the medal.”My first round was tough, then I faced the world champion (Besik KuduKhov of Russia), then afterwards in the repechage, the silver medalist (Franklin Gomes Matos of Puerto Rico), then it was the Iranian (Masoud Esmaeilpoorjouybar) who I have faced a lot, so I was very tired when I got to the bronze-medal match. But one thing that kept driving me – I have to win this medal for the country.”With PTI inputs
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Arsenal are in talks with Real Madrid over a move for Dani Ceballos.There has been significant interest in the attacking midfielder from Premier League clubs this summer, with Tottenham long thought to be his most likely destination.But Arsenal are pushing to get a deal done for the 22-year-old and talks are progressing over a season-long loan. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Gunners boss Unai Emery is a fan of Ceballos, who wants to get out of Madrid to secure regular first-team football.The Spanish giants have yet to fully agree to the move, but it is believed manager Zinedine Zidane will not prevent the Spain international from leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.Should Zidane give the green light for Ceballos to complete the transfer, it should be finalised relatively quickly – with Arsenal keen to wrap up a deal.The potential move coincides with comments from Arsenal director Josh Kroenke – the son of owner Stan Kroenke – telling fans to be excited about what could come before the close of the transfer window next month.“I would say ‘be excited’,” Kroenke told Arsenal.com. “There are a few things that I know our group are working on, and a few things we hopefully have on the doorstep. “Nothing is ever a done deal until it’s a done deal, obviously, but we know we have key areas we want to address in our squad, both now and in the future. “Our entire football operations staff have a great grasp on that and I’ve encouraged them to be as expressive as possible.”Ceballos joined Real Madrid for £15 million ($19m) in 2017 from Real Betis, but has struggled to nail down a regular starting spot at the Bernabeu.The Spanish outfit are reluctant to lose him on a permanent basis, however, which is why a loan move to the Emirates looks the likely outcome from the talks between the two clubs.Arsenal would have to pay a loan fee to take him for the season, while also covering his wages – which are thought to be around £2.7m ($3.3m) a year.Meanwhile, the Gunners are expected to return to Celtic with a third bid for left-back Kieran Tierney.The Scottish champions have knocked back two offers for the defender so far, with the latest being rejected over the weekend.The offer totalled £25m ($31m), which is understood to be Celtic’s asking price, but it included a number of instalments and add-ons which were deemed unacceptable.There is confidence at Arsenal that they will eventually get their man, but Hoops boss Neil Lennon has warned that Celtic will not be bullied by the Premier League side.”We can’t do anything about what clubs do in England,” he said.”£50m for Wan-Bissaka is a lot of money and we feel that Kieran is a far more experienced and rounded full-back at this juncture in his career.”He’s an asset for us and we do have a value for the player and we rate the player very highly.”So, disrespectful is the wrong word, but we’re certainly not going to be pushed over in any negotiations and we’re in a very strong position with regards to a number of our assets in the team.”The club’s valuation of Kieran has not been met and until then we don’t have a discussion.”
STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 27: Tommy Stevens #2 of the Penn State Nittany Lions celebrates after rushing for a 3 yard touchdown in the first half against the Iowa Hawkeyes on October 27, 2018 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Former Penn State quarterback Tommy Stevens received huge news on Thursday afternoon.Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead announced Stevens will be the team’s starting quarterback when the season opens next weekend.Three months ago, Stevens decided to take his talents away from Happy Valley. After spending a short time in the transfer portal, Stevens revealed his decision to transfer to Mississippi State.“I am very blessed to have the opportunity to go to a place like MSU, where I can create more relationships and more experiences,” Stevens wrote on Twitter. “A place that will give me the opportunity to compete at the highest level and also a place where I can expand my education even further.” After just three months on the team, Stevens won the starting job.BREAKING: Tommy Stevens has been named Mississippi State’s starting quarterback. #HailState🐶 pic.twitter.com/3cB8jhF4oU— Mississippi State Football (@HailStateFB) August 22, 2019At Penn State, Stevens backed up Trace McSorley, but was also used as a receiver and runner. Over the last three seasons, Stevens rushed for 506 yards and eight touchdowns on 76 carries while catching 14 passes for 62 yards and two touchdowns.As a passer, Stevens is 24-of-41 in his college career, throwing for 304 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.The former three-star quarterback got comfortable in Moorhead’s system before he left to become the head coach at Mississippi State.Now he’ll lead the Bulldogs on the field.
New Delhi: Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell believes the Virat Kohli-led India has variety in their bowling department, making them a strong contender to win the 2019 World Cup beginning May 30 in England and Wales. Chappell said the team which has the ability to pick wickets at regular intervals, particularly in the middle overs, was likely to lift the coveted Cup. “In an era where big bats and big scores, with occasional monumental battering, have proliferated ODIs, there are still some seriously good bowling attacks gearing up for 2019 World Cup,” Chappell wrote in his column in ESPNcricinfo. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun”Wicket-taking is going to play a crucial role in deciding this World Cup. Despite the modern gung-ho batting style, this is not an easy contract to fulfil when the tournament reaches the knockout stage. The team that consistently takes wickets — particularly through the middle overs — is the one most likely to lift the trophy,” he added. According to Chappell, India — despite not possessing the “outright pace” like that of England and Australia — do have great variety and a trio of fast bowlers who can be exceptional in favourable conditions. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-up”If there’s any moisture in the pitches then Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are skilled enough to take full advantage. If, however, the pitches start to wear and the conditions are dry, then Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are a dangerous wicket-taking combination,” said the 75-year-old. “Throw in Hardik Pandya as a handy fast-bowling all-rounder and Virat Kohli has plenty of options,” he added. India though lost the first warm-up game against New Zealand by six wickets on May 25. The Indian batting line-up, which boasts of having Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Kohli and M S Dhoni, bundled out for a mere 179 at The Oval which the Black Caps easily chased down with around 13 overs to spare. The Men in Blue will now take on Bangladesh in the second warm-up game on Tuesday before beginning their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5.
Canning (West Bengal): The police on Friday recovered a decomposed body of an elderly woman from a house in Budge Budge area of South 24 Parganas district. Police reached the spot after neighbours complained of a foul smell emanating from the building in the southern fringes of Kolkata. They broke open the door, found the decomposed body and sent it for post-mortem examination. According to neighbours, the 65-year-old widow, who used to stay alone, went into depression after her son went missing four years ago. She is survived by a daughter, who lives elsewhere.
APTN National NewsThe Quebec Native Women’s Association has a new president.Michele Audette of Wendake, Que., was elected Sunday.Audette is a former president of the organization and the outgoing vice-president.She has been involved in many campaigns promoting the rights of Aboriginal women in Quebec.Most recently she was involved with the Marche Amun which saw a group of women march from Wendake to Ottawa in support of the McIvor decision.Mohawk activist Ellen Gabriel stepped down after serving three consecutive terms as president of the organization.
Shaneen Robinson-DesjarlaisAPTN National NewsMore than 100 people have been forced to leave their homes on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba.Rapidly rising water from two nearby rivers is expected to spill over the dyke that was built only a few years ago during the 2011 flood that hit most of Manitoba.Evacuees have been staying in local hotels since Saturday with help from the Red Cross and band leadership.In a phone interview with APTN, evacuee Veronica Prysiazniuk said, “We were surprised when they came at 2:30 and told us that we had to get out.”Prysiazniuk has lived in her home on Braken Dam Road for 15 years and has never had to leave because of a spring flooding until now.“Well it’s the first time that we’ve been evacuated, so we know things are pretty dire,” she said.OCN is located about 600 kilometres north of Winnipeg and has 3,500 people living in the community. It’s where the nearby Carrot river flows into the North Saskatchewan river. Usually the dyke is enough during the spring, but OCN”s Chief Christian Sinclair is worried this year.“The ice sheet itself has never stayed this long in the season, so what’s happening is because the ice is not breaking up, the waters are rising underneath,” said Sinclair.He’s called on 90 volunteers to sandbag around the clock.“Right now we’re just monitoring it every hour on the hour because we’re going into unprecedented times,” he said.The Red Cross and OCN leadership will continue to help evacuees with food, lodging and supplies while home owners stand by and hope for the best.“They’ve looked after all our needs, so we really don’t have any worries except stressing about what’s going to be happening in our homes,” said Prysiazniuk.Sinclair is hopeful they are prepared: “We’ve got a great team in place, logistics are set, all the resources are ready and on standby.”This while more than 300 people from five southern Manitoba First Nations were also forced to leave their homes because of spring flooding.The Carrot and North Saskatchewan rivers are expected to crest by Wednesday.email@example.comFollow @shaneenthescene
Managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) stressed that the resumption of Iran’s oil exports to various countries like Sri Lanka as well as traditional customers will be time-consuming, expressing Iran’s willingness to start over oil sales to the Asian country after sanction reliefs. Referring to the launch of new talks with Sri Lanka to resume oil exports, Iran’s deputy oil minister has expressed Iran’s readiness to resume oil sales to the Asian country during the post sanction era.Roknoding Javadi described the latest status of resumption of Iranian crude exports to Sri Lanka in time with the cancellation of international sanctions and announced the beginning of Iran’s oil negotiations with Sri Lanka, mehrnews.com reported. However, Saudi and Omani crude oil replaced the Iranian one in Sri Lanka’s refinery after the application of global sanctions against Iran.Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha had said use of Saudi Arabia’s crude oil had led to a reduction in the country’s gas production. (Colombo Gazette) The official further pointed to the destinations of Iran’s oil exports; “approximately 40 per cent of Iran’s crude oil production will be sent to Europe while the remaining 60 per cent will be sold to the Asian market,” he highlighted.Sri Lanka is estimated to demand about 50 thousand barrels of Iranian crude oil per day due to possessing only one refinery with a capacity of 50 thousand BPD. The country would import 40 to 50 thousand barrels of Iranian oil before the West had imposed illegal sanctions against Iran. “Several negotiations have been conducted with almost all traditional customers of the Iranian oil over the past few months,” noted Javadi adding “all countries are seriously seeking to buy Iran’s crude and we expect to have good conditions in this regard.”
The departing Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland said the situation had become urgent for many residents of the already impoverished country thanks to the effects of an armed opposition movement and a bankrupt government.“I fear that unrest in the country could threaten regional stability, with implications for several countries,” he said, noting that the CAR is bordered by Chad and Sudan’s Darfur region, which have been beset by their own problems.The insecurity is worst in the north, where more than 100 villages have been burned down this year and about 220,000 people forced to flee their homes. Violence in recent weeks close to the key towns of Kaga Bandoro in the centre of the country and Birao in the northeast has led to more displacement.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has identified health, protection, food security and shelter as priority needs for Central Africans.Toby Lanzer, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the CAR, said during the appeal launch in the capital, Bangui, that “we are gearing up our response to save as many lives as we can.”So far 10 international donors have between them provided $22.3 million this year for humanitarian efforts in the CAR, compared with just $9.8 million last year. The number of international NGOs present has also risen from two to nine.
ABB has won an order worth around $32 million from Kansanshi Mining, a subsidiary of Canadian mining and metals company First Quantum Minerals (FQM), for the construction of a new substation and upgrade of an existing one. The facilities will help to provide reliable power supplies to Africa’s biggest copper mine, being built in the northwestern province of the country. Kansanshi mine has undergone several expansions since it began operating in 2005. From an initial production capacity of 110,000 t of copper, it is now capable of producing 340,000 t/y of copper and more than 120,000 oz/y of gold A multi-stage expansion project aims to increase copper output capacity to some 400,000 t/y by 2015. ABB says “Global demand for raw materials is one of the main growth drivers in Africa. The Zambian economy is highly dependent on the copper mining industry, which accounts for around 80% of the country’s gross domestic product.” The new copper mine will be the biggest of its kind on the African continent and will help reinforce the country’s number eight global position in terms of copper production, ABB adds. “The mining project is also expected to bring employment opportunities in the Zambezi Basin area, with a completely new town being built to support it.”“These substations in Zambia will enhance transmission capacity and improve reliability and quality of power supply to the mining operations,” said Brice Koch, Head of ABB’s Power Systems division. “Our advanced technologies, project management capability and extensive experience play a key role in the successful execution of such complex and time-critical projects.”The turnkey project encompasses design, engineering, supply and installation. Key product supplies include high- and medium-voltage air-insulated switchgear and power transformers. The substation will also be equipped with automation, control and protection systems conforming to international IEC 61850 standards, to enable local and remote monitoring and control the power assets.ABB will also supply telecommunications systems and solar photovoltaic-powered repeater stations to facilitate reliable long-distance transmission of digital signals via fibre-optic cables to a remote-end substation located some 400 km away.The new substation will be a main node in the new 330 kV transmission ring linking the capital Lusaka and the copper belt area with two main supply transmission line systems and will help improve power quality in the Zambian network. The project is scheduled for completion by 2014.Vancouver-based FQM is a mining and metals company currently operating seven mines. Its 2012 production included 307,115 t of copper, 36,759 t of nickel and 201,942 oz of gold.
One of the most popular URL shortening services is Bit.ly. But as with all shortening services their room for expansion of the service features seems fairly limited. They can make the short URLs more secure with better security checks and monitoring, they could also make the URLs even shorter with a new (shorter) domain name, but what else is there?Bit.ly has found something else to add as a feature, and it’s one of those things where you never realized you needed it until it became available and instantly indispensable.AdChoices广告Until now using Bit.ly meant entering a URL and getting a short URL in return. If you want more than one short URL you just create multiple Bit.ly links. But what if you want to share a whole bunch of links with a friend? Shortening lots of links is time consuming and boring. That’s where Bit.ly Bundles comes in.It is now possible to enter multiple links in the Bit.ly URL field. Instead of hitting the “Shorten” button there’s a “Bundle” button. Clicking it generates a page containing all the links, allows a title and description to be appended, and provides a single short URL for that generated page.Bit.ly wants the Bundle page to be a destination, not just a launch pad to other sites. So at the bottom of the page under the links is a comments section so people can add their thoughts and add value to the page beyond the links. They may even include other Bundle links relating to the subject matter.Here’s an example of a Bundle created using several links from Geek.com http://bit.ly/9EuzuKRead more at the Bit.ly blogMatthew’s OpinionAs soon as I started using Bundles I could see value in them beyond just sharing links. If you are researching a subject then it’s a simple way to wrap up all your sources into one page. It’s also a nice way to keep pages of links available without having to use a bookmarking service.The greatest value of Bundles is Bit.ly’s main intended use, though. Being able to send a bunch of links with a single short URL will please Twitter users while making such a link of much more value. Adding social aspects through comments means the page could live on as it’s own repository beyond that initial link sharing. Adding more information and further links could make a single Bit.ly Bundle the goto place for a particular subject or event.
Ashlie Rodriguez Updated: 11:59 AM January 16, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Friends of SDSU, SDCCU Stadium, SDSU West, SoccerCity FacebookTwitter ‘Friends of SDSU’ submit more than 100,000 petition signatures to qualify ‘SDSU West Initiative’ for a 2018 ballot Ashlie Rodriguez, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Backers of a proposed ballot initiative that would pave the way for San Diego State University to acquire the SDCCU Stadium property for campus expansion submitted more than 100,000 signed petitions to election officials Tuesday.Friends of SDSU submitted 106,134 voter signatures to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters, which now will begin verifying the signatures. To appear on the ballot, the group needs 71,646 verified signatures.“San Diegans have long called for an alternative that transforms the Mission Valley stadium site for the benefit of all residents. SDSU West officially answers that call today,” City Councilwoman Barbara Bry said.“SDSU West is the only plan for the site that will protect taxpayers, guarantee a permanent and public river park and open space and affirm San Diego’s identity as a hub for education and innovation.”If enough signatures are verified, the City Council will decide whether to adopt the initiative or place it before voters. A competing initiative, which would result in a soccer-centric commercial development, recently qualified and will go onto a 2018 ballot.If both SDSU West and SoccerCity are approved by voters, the one that receives the most votes would be adopted.Nick Stone, project manager for SoccerCity, said on Tuesday he was confident that his proposal has more support than SDSU West.“Signature gathering gauges the level of public enthusiasm. Given that it took the developers behind SDSU West nearly six times as long as SoccerCity to gather signatures, it’s clear that public support is with SoccerCity, in part because our plan will not require any taxpayer money,” Stone said.The SDSU West initiative would lead to the sale of the property to SDSU, which would be required to create a comprehensive development plan.The university has built to capacity in its current footprint, which means the proposal would allow SDSU to grow its academic, research and housing facilities to meet increased student demand that cannot be met at its current campus.School officials in the fall outlined their vision for the project, including 1.6 million square feet of classroom and research buildings, a river park and open space, 4,500 housing units, retail shops, a pair of hotels and a multi-use, 35,000-seat stadium for college football and other sports.SDSU Interim President Sally Roush and JMI Realty CEO John Kratzer said the project would be mostly funded by public-private partnerships, and wouldn’t rely on taxpayer financing. The main exception would be the stadium, which would be funded by bonds to be paid back by future revenues.The land is three trolley stops from the built-out main campus. Posted: January 16, 2018
Sunshine and the sounds of the 1970s and ’80s warmed Esther Short Park on Thursday as The Antics performed their brand of dance hits and new music as part of Vancouver’s Six to Sunset concert series.Audience members provided a back-up rhythm section during the evening concert.The event was one of six free concerts presented by Riverview Bank. The rest of the series continues with Quarterflash on July 29, Zuzo Blue on Aug. 5, and Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts on Aug. 12.
After some staffing cutbacks last year and in 2008, when the company reportedly let go about a dozen staffers, the North American unit of The Economist is now looking to add roughly 20 positions onto several others it has hired so far this year.The new jobs are primarily in sales, marketing and technical operations. Some titles include a global publisher partnerships director, a director of traffic and lead generation, and a Drupal developer.According to Alan Press, senior vice president of marketing and new ventures for The Economist Group, the new positions are part of a larger strategy to grow and expand The Economist brand. “As the company expands and moves in different directions, these are some of the areas that will help support those efforts.” Press says The Economist, which currently employs about 200 people in North America, added jobs to its Brand Innovation Business earlier this year and has hired other positions, including a senior director of new ventures, a commercial director, a director of new programs and an editorial director. “The senior director of new ventures, the commercial director and the director of programs will all play increasingly more important roles over the next several months as we begin focusing more on creating and putting together Economist events and conferences around North and South America, and exploring new ways to extend the brand beyond the publication itself.”In regard to the print magazine, The Economist’s ad pages have stayed mostly flat through the first six months, slipping 2.3 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the most recent Publishers Information Bureau figures.
WILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, there are several town board, committee and commission meetings scheduled for the week of Sunday, June 30, 2019.Sunday, June 30, 2019No MeetingsMonday, July 1, 2019The Wilmington Housing Authority meets at 5pm in Deming Way’s Community Hall. Read the agenda HERE.Tuesday, July 2, 2019No MeetingsWednesday, July 3, 2019No MeetingsThursday, July 4, 2019No MeetingsFriday, July 5, 2019No MeetingsSaturday, July 6, 2019No Meetings(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Government”
[Representational image]Creative CommonsA man in Uttar Pradesh was recently asked to pay a whopping Rs 128 crore for electricity. The amount was quoted in his electricity bill and when he tried to rectify the situation, the electricity board cut the power supply to his house. Shamim lives with family at Chamri village and had received a bill of Rs 128,45,95,444. When Shamim went to the electricity department, they brushed it aside and ordered him to pay the amount.”No one listens to our pleas, how will we submit that amount? When we went to complain about it, we were told that they won’t resume our electricity connection unless we pay the bill,” Shamim told ANI. His house needs a 2 Kilowatt connection and the electricity bill usually comes to Rs 700-800.Shamim added, “I am running from pillar to post but no one is listening. It seems that the electricity department wants me to pay the bill for the whole Hapur.”Shamim’s wife Khairu Nisha said, “We only use fan and light. How can the amount be so high? We are poor. How we will pay such a large amount.”On the other hand, the electricity department said that this was a technical error and no big deal. The department went on to say that once the bill is sent to the department, it will be rectified.”This must be a technical fault. If they provide us with the bill we will issue them an updated one after rectifying the technical fault in the system. This is no big deal. Technical faults do take place,” Ram Sharan, an engineer, was quoted as saying by ANI.This is not the only incident in Uttar Pradesh in recent times. Earlier this year, a man in Kannauj was charged a whopping Rs 23 crore for his house’s electricity bill.
Khaleda Zia. Prothom alo File Photo BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was given interim bail on Monday, more than a month after she had been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in a graft case.The High Court (HC) issued the bail for four months after it had received the copies of the lower court verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust case.An HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Shahidul Karim passed the order, saying that the BNP chief is an elderly woman who, the court observed, had a variety of physical complications.On 8 February, the Dhaka Special Court-5 convicted the former prime minister and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. It was filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in 2008.Khaleda Zia’s lawyers filed appeal petition with the High Court and sought bail on 20 February, upon receiving the certified copy of the judgement.She was then kept at a building of the old central jail in Dhaka’s Nazimuddin Road.Expressing satisfaction at the issuance of bail, Khaleda Zia’s lawyer Abdur Rezak Khan said she secured bail as per judicial procedure.However, ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan said the state side would file a petition with the chamber judge seeking stay in bail order.Attorney general Mahbubey Alam termed the case sensitive.
Forensic investigators search on the platform at Parsons Green tube station in London, Britain, September 15, 2017. Photo: ReutersThe Islamic State group on Friday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a packed London Underground train the same day that injured at least 29 people.“The bombing on a metro in London was carried out by a detachment of the Islamic State” group, it said in a statement published by its Amaq propaganda agency.