Unique Typography in After Effects with Type-O-Matic

first_imgMaking typography videos in After Effects is easier than ever with the FREE Type-O-Matic tool from motion design firm Hamo Studio.We love quality typography.  Just check out past posts, including this roundup of impressive typography videos and a tutorial on creating kinetic type in After Effects.  Typography videos can be crazy-effective at delivering your message, but they can also be really time intensive – keyframing, keyframing, keyframing.This new Type-O-Matic tool from Barcelona’s Hamo Studios (free!) attempts to speed up the process of creating creating quality typography videos in After Effects.  Type-O-Matic is actually an AE project that’s already setup for animating text.A controller lets you modify the opacity, position, rotation and scale of your text.  Additional tools create text masks and unfold (giving the appearance that the text is actually ‘unfolding’).  Whether you’re a video editor or motion designer, Type-O-Matic is a quick way to make your typography more dynamic and engaging.Head over to Hamo Studio to download the FREE Type-O-Matic typography tool.Have a look at this After Effects typography tool in action:Learn how to use the Type-O-Matic in your existing AE projects:last_img read more

US Frowns Over India’s Forex Policies

first_imgIndia meets two of three criteria laid out for inclusion in the monitoring list. These are large trade surplus with US and excessive purchases of dollars. India’s bilateral merchandise trade surplus with US in 2017 at $23 billion was higher than the $20 billion benchmark used for assessment, and net purchases of foreign currency was 2.2% of gross domestic product (GDP), higher than the 2% cut-off. India did not meet the third criteria, which is having current account surplus of at least 3% of the GDP. India’s current account is in deficit. Related Itemslast_img read more

PSC halts sale of Rizal Memorial Sports Complex

first_imgThe Rizal Memorial Sports Complex will stay on as a concrete reminder of the country’s rich sports history.The Philippine Sports Commission has decided to keep the sprawling sports center in Manila and rehabilitate the facilities inside to continue serving the needs of the national athletes.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The Razon group promised to preserve the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Rizal pool, Rizal ballpark and Rizal Football Stadium, the four main facilities identified as historical, but will build high-rise condominiums and commercial establishments within the walls of the RMSC.“It’s more of listening to the athletes, to the Filipinos that majority would like to preserve the place,’’ said Ramirez, who had sleepless nights before the PSC terminated the deal with Manila through a letter sent to Estrada.The PSC chief consulted Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Presidential Adviser Dennis Uy and other officials in Malacanang as well as his two sons in London and in California before the PSC board decided to stop the negotiations.“My oldest son, Omar, even told me not to leave Rizal memorial and preserve the interests of the athletes. They’re my family. It’s a big thing if the closest people to you say no,’’ said Ramirez.According to Ramirez, they’re looking at constructing one building that could house at least five to eight sports while they keep the historical facilities intact.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ginebra rips Kia for back-to-back wins National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “After one year of negotiations, it was not the price but it was more of preserving what Rizal Memorial really stands for,’’ said PSC chair Butch Ramirez after the agency ended the negotiations with Manila for its possible sale.Apart from taking care of the national athletes, Ramirez is also concerned about the historical structures housed inside the 10-hectare training venue and will work together with the National Commission for Culture and Arts and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines for its renovation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“In the course of our negotiations, it was identified as a heritage site. We can move out of Rizal Memorial and Manila can take over but I don’t want to be blamed by the athletes and the Filipino people,’’ said Ramirez.Top Manila officials led by mayor Joseph Estrada seriously considered selling the 83-year-old complex to the group of businessman Enrique Razon. A source said it was estimated to be sold at P10-P15 billion. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES They will also tap an architectural or engineering firm to come up with the master plan of the new RMSC with the construction projected to begin in the first quarter of 2018.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Valverde praises powerful Paulinho

first_imgBarcelona Valverde praises powerful Paulinho as Barcelona’s perfect start goes on Chris Myson Last updated 2 years ago 05:28 17/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Paulinho - Cropped Getty Images Barcelona Getafe v Barcelona Getafe Primera División Ernesto Valverde The impact made by the Brazilian and fellow substitutes Denis Suarez and Gerard Deulofeu in a victory over Getafe delighted their manager at Camp Nou Ernesto Valverde praised the power of new signing Paulinho after his late winner gave Barcelona a 2-1 La Liga victory away to Getafe.Two of Valverde’s substitutes, Denis Suarez and Paulinho, struck after the break as Barca came from behind, the Brazil international’s winner coming with only six minutes remaining.Sporting 6/1 to beat Barcelona Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing That came after a dreadful first half that saw the visitors lose Ousmane Dembele to what they fear will be a torn hamstring– Gerard Deulofeu having to come on – and fall behind courtesy of Gaku Shibasaki’s spectacular strike for Getafe.Paulinho’s €40 million move from Guangzhou Evergrande last month raised eyebrows, but Valverde made a point of praising him and Suarez as well as Deulofeu’s impact off the bench after a fourth straight league win.”We wanted to break through the lines, to go deeper,” said Valverde. “If not, we would have kept crashing into a wall. “Deulofeu was daring in the one against ones, Denis was cool with his passes and his goal and Paulinho was successful with his power.”Scoring is important for them [Suarez and Paulinho] as individuals, it gives them both confidence. “It also shows that the squad has depth and that we have a lot of players who can contribute – and that includes players that aren’t here. “[All three of the subs] can get forward and they have goals in them. We had not rotated much from Tuesday against Juventus. Those who came on gave us freshness and end product.”Whether it is one player or another, what serves us well is to know that we are capable of reacting.”Come on 3 very important points to follow up!!!!! Congratulations @paulinhop8 pic.twitter.com/MqjcvBArZ9— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) September 16, 2017Valverde would not claim the credit for changing the game, adding: “There will be many times when you make a change and nothing happens or what you were thinking doesn’t happen.”The Barca head coach agreed with the scorer of Barca’s equaliser, Suarez, in feeling the pitch did not help his side as they struggled to reach peak form.Valverde said: “The win strengthens us because it was tough going forward, they pressed us well and it was hard to create danger. They closed us down well and squeezed us.”We struggled because to be honest we weren’t playing that quickly, although the pitch didn’t help either. It was dry and the ball didn’t run too much.”But regardless of that, we tried to turn things around. The opposition put us under pressure but this comeback reinforces our belief that we are indeed capable of reacting to difficulty.”We showed the perseverance to keep pushing forward and to turn the game around.”last_img read more

iFollow: The live streaming service explained

first_imgChampionship iFollow: The Football League’s live streaming service explained Oli Platt 06:18 12/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) John Terry Aston Villa Getty Images Championship League One League Two During the 2017-18 season, fans of Championship, League One and League Two clubs living abroad will be able to watch their team’s matches live The Football League has made its first step into the new world of live streaming this season with the introduction of a service called iFollow.Available to fans outside of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, it will now be possible for international fans to watch all of their club’s games during the 2017-18 season.Goal has a complete guide to the new platform and how it works. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player WHAT IS iFOLLOW?Calum Connolly Ipswich TowniFollow is the name of a new streaming service run by the Football League that allows fans outside of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland to watch games live.More than 1,500 games are expected to be broadcast around the world during the 2017-18 season, with only the games shown on television by one of the Football League’s broadcast partners not available to watch in the territory in which that partner is the rights holder.iFollow is also the name of the Football League’s digital platform within the UK and Ireland, which does not feature the live streams but includes highlights and interviews.HOW MUCH DOES iFOLLOW COST?iFollow’s overseas live streaming service costs the equivalent of £110 a season. In the United States, the price for the full campaign is $140.You can also purchase single games for the equivalent of £5 each, which is $7 in the USA.Within the UK and Ireland, iFollow without the live streaming costs £45 a season.HOW DO I ACCESS iFOLLOW?Barrie McKay Nottingham ForestYou can access iFollow by visiting the official website of the Football League club you want to watch. There is no central iFollow website.As the 2017-18 season is now well underway, season passes are no longer being sold but match passes can be purchased on a week-to-week basis.WHY ISN’T iFOLLOW IN THE UK & IRELAND?iFollow’s live streaming service is not in the UK due to broadcast restrictions.In England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, no matches can be broadcast live between 14:45 and 17:15 due to the blackout originally imposed in the 1960s to encourage fans to attend matches.As most Football League games take place at 15:00 on Saturday, iFollow would not be workable – and the Football League may have feared that such a service might negatively impact attendances.It is not as clear why iFollow is unavailable in the Republic of Ireland, as there is no such blackout there.WHY ISN’T MY CLUB SIGNED UP TO iFOLLOW?Norwich CityA small number of clubs have not signed up to the iFollow platform.They are: Accrington Stanley, Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Bristol City, Charlton Athletic, Derby County, Fulham, Hull City, Forest Green Rovers, Middlesbrough, QPR, Sunderland and Wolves.Aston Villa, Birmingham, Bristol City, Derby, Fulham, QPR and Wolves, however, offer exactly the same service through their own platform.Accrington, Charlton, Hull, Forest Green, Middlesbrough and Sunderland have opted out entirely.IS THERE AN iFOLLOW APP?As is the case on desktop, there is no central iFollow mobile site or app.The service can be accessed, however, by downloading your club’s official app to a smartphone or tablet.You will then be able to sign in to your iFollow account and access games when they are broadcast.last_img read more

NRL-TFA Partnership CEO Letter/Communities Together flyer

first_imgRelated Filescommunities_together_nrl-tfa_strategic_alliance-pdftfa_nrl_partnership_ceo_letter_130913-pdfRelated LinksNRL-TFA Partnership As you are aware, Touch Football Australia (TFA) and the National Rugby League (NRL) have formed a strategic alliance with the intention to create the largest sporting community in Australia. See below the NRL-TFA Partnership CEO Letter and Communities Together flyer. The purpose of these documents is to help forge closer links between both Rugby League and Touch Football communities and specifically, assist in facilitating introductions to stakeholders of respective sports at the local affiliate/club level.This approach is ultimately designed to boost recruitment and participation at the local level and ensure greater clarity around the purpose, direction and opportunities the partnership affords both sports.To view the documents, please click on the following attachments. last_img read more

Urvashi Rautela flaunts washboard abs in sports bra and yoga pants at airport. See pics

first_imgOther Galleries 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See pics 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Priyanka Chopra in satin red mini wrap-dress enjoys date night with Nick Jonas in NYCOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Urvashi Rautela was recently spotted at the Mumbai airport.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: The Sanam Re actress flaunted her enviable figure with her airport look.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: She chose a black sports bra showing off her washboard abs.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: She paired the sports bra with yoga pants of the same colour and a white oversized jacket.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 3Image: Caption: The actress accessorised her look with black chunky sneakers and pair of large sunnies.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 4Image: Caption: The actress is currently shooting for her upcoming film, Pagalpanti.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 5Tags: Urvashi Rautelaairport lookSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Urvashi Rautela was recently spotted at the Mumbai airport. For her look, the actress wore a sports bra that she paired with matching yoga pants and an oversized white jacket.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d32a76004a721563600736_1571503_editCommentContent Publish date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 10:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Urvashi Rautela flaunts washboard abs in sports bra and yoga pants at airport. See picsApp headline: Urvashi Rautela flaunts washboard abs in sports bra and yoga pants at airport. See pics1200x675:last_img read more

Gallery: NASSCO Lays Keel for First ECO Tanker

first_imgzoom The US shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO held a keel laying ceremony for the first ECO tanker for American Petroleum Tankers (APT) under construction at the company’s shipyard in San Diego. The ECO tanker is the first of a five-tanker contract between General Dynamics NASSCO and APT, which calls for the design and construction of five 50,000 deadweight ton, LNG-conversion-ready product Jones Act carriers with a 330,000 barrel cargo capacity. The 610-foot-long tankers will also be equipped with Ballast Water Treatment Systems.The ships were designed by DSEC, a subsidiary of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of Busan, South Korea. The design incorporates a G-series MAN ME slow-speed main engine and an optimized hull form. The tankers will also have dual-fuel-capable auxiliary engines and the ability to accommodate future installation of an LNG fuel-gas system.”NASSCO is pleased to continue our commitment as good environmental stewards by building the most energy-efficient tankers in the Jones Act fleet and in helping to sustain and grow highly-skilled jobs right here in San Diego,” said Kevin Graney, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics NASSCO.San Diego’s First Lady Katherine Faulconer authenticated the keel of the first ECO tanker for APT by welding her initials onto a steel plate during the ceremony.last_img read more

The Force will be with him Star Wars actor honours NL boy

first_imgCONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. — A six-year-old boy who captured the attention of a province — and one of his Star Wars heroes — has passed away from cancer.Kaiden Little’s family posted a Facebook message saying the little boy died at about 2:15 p.m. Monday in Newfoundland, two years after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of neuroblastoma.The sad news prompted a response from actor Mark Hamill, who portrayed Luke Skywalker in the little boy’s favourite movies, the Star Wars franchise.Just a couple of hours after his death, Hamill posted a tweet that said, “So sorry to hear of the tragic loss of Kaiden… The Force will be with him from here to eternity!”The family said in its message that they were “devastated and hurting from the pain of missing our boy,” but that he “fought like a true Super Hero right to the end and used his Star Wars force to show all how brave he is and how much love he had to give.”A picture accompanying the message on the site, called Kaiden’s Janeway Adventure, shows what appears to be Kaiden’s hand resting on the hands of his family.Condolences also came in from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, who had treated him to a police convoy after learning the little boy had wanted to become a police officer.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Booms not containing oil spill in North Saskatchewan River more steps needed

Booms not containing oil spill in North Saskatchewan River, more steps needed Crews work to clean up an oil spill on the North Saskatchewan river near Maidstone, Sask on Friday July 22, 2016. Husky Energy has said between 200,000 and 250,000 litres of crude oil and other material leaked into the river on Thursday from its pipeline. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. – Attempts to stop a pipeline oil spill from flowing down a major river in Saskatchewan failed Friday and new steps were being taken to try to contain the slick.A government official said booms placed on the North Saskatchewan River by Husky Energy to contain the spill were ineffective because high water levels lifted the oil over the barriers.The official, who did not want to be named, said Husky Energy (TSX:HSE) and the government were placing booms further downstream and increasing skimming to try to remove oil from the water.Between 200,000 and 250,000 litres of crude oil and other material leaked into the river on Thursday from a breach in Husky’s pipeline near Maidstone, Sask. The company shut down the line and put out the booms about 40 kilometres upstream from North Battleford.North Battleford saw signs of the spill as early as Friday morning and shut down its water intake plant.“Husky reported to water security that they … saw a sheen and so everything gets shut right down,” said Stewart Schafer, the city’s director of operations.“How much, how big, I couldn’t tell you.”Schafer said the city has a backup supply of water in its reservoirs and water tower. It also has a ground-water treatment plant.“We have about three days and then we have to start up the other plant. By that time we are hoping that whatever contaminants hit the river are flushed down.”The reservoirs and water tower had already been filled to capacity as a precautionary measure.North Battleford Mayor Ian Hamilton asked residents to slow the flow from their taps to help ensure an adequate supply. The city issued a news release telling people that car washes were being shut down, laundromats closed and citizens were being asked not to water their lawns or wash their cars.The city and Husky also were building a berm around the water intake at the water treatment plant to prevent oily water from getting in.Prince Albert issued a statement late Friday afternoon urging its residents to fill bathtubs and water jugs with water over the next 24 hours. Oil from the Husky spill is expected to reach the city by Sunday, the city said, adding it will likely be shutting down its water treatment plant’s intake from the river.Rob Peabody, Husky’s chief operating officer, said some of the spilled oil was on land and was being recovered.“What we do know is the leak was not under the river, as far as we can see,” he said. “The leak was kind of in a location near the river.”The pipeline runs from Husky’s heavy oil operations to its facilities in Lloydminster and carries oil mixed with a lighter hydrocarbon, called a diluent, that’s added to ease the flow.Wes Kotyk of the department’s environmental protection branch said the spill, which he said was equivalent to two rail cars, was of a “higher magnitude” than Saskatchewan is used to.“This is a rare event. We don’t have incidents of this magnitude very often,” said Kotyk, who added it’s been a number of years since there’s been an oil spill into water.Kotyk said fish and wildlife staff were developing a plan in case wildlife was affected.Peabody said it could be several weeks before a cause for the spill is known. He didn’t know the age of the pipeline, but said it would have been regularly inspected under Husky’s management plan.Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said no one wants to see an oil spill occur, but the latest leak doesn’t change his support for pipelines.“The facts remain that if we’re not moving by a pipeline, it’s going to move … (by rail). We know that rail is actually more susceptible to spills and spills are often more intense,” Wall said from Whitehorse, Yukon, where he was attending a premiers meeting.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, who is pushing for a pipeline to get her province’s oil to ocean ports so it can get to international markets, echoed Wall’s assessment.“Even with this spill it remains the case that absolutely the safest way to transport oil and gas is by way of pipeline,” she said.“Had a spill occurred on rail there might well be injuries involved. In everything you do there are risks, but I would suggest overall the risks (of pipelines) are low.”— With files from CTV SaskatoonNote to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had “operationing” in Peabody’s title. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 22, 2016 8:40 am MDT Last Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 7:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

One month left to get your Antarctica passports at Rodman Hall

An Antarctica World Passport, which is available for $5 at Brock’s Rodman Hall Art Centre A summer-long contemporary art exhibit at Brock University’s Rodman Hall about water is heading into its final month. And so is your chance to become a citizen of Antarctica by getting your hands on an Antarctica World Passport at the art centre.The Source: Rethinking Water Through Contemporary Art, which opened at Congress 2014 “Borders without Boundaries” at Brock this past spring, examines the many social and cultural facets of this vital resource that is such an integral part of our daily lives.“The subject of water is very topical, people are thinking about their relationship to this essential resource,” says Stuart Reid, director of Rodman Hall who also curated the four-month exhibit that runs until Sept. 28.“It’s also a meta-topic in that it’s hard to be specific about it, but it encompasses so many aspects of contemporary life,” he says. “Contemplating water leads us to confront our frail relationship with the natural world.”The origins of the project go back to 2011, when three of the artists from the group exhibit were awarded a SSHRC grant to bring together an initial group of contemporary artists from different cultural backgrounds to look at issues around water and how that was reflected in their own creative practices.Artists participating in the exhibition include, Nadine Bariteau, Raymond Boisjoly, Elizabeth Chitty, Soheila Esfahani, Gautam Garoo, Patrick Mahon, Colin Miner, Lucy + Jorge Orta, and Gu Xiong. The artistic research group, named Immersion Emergencies and Possible Worlds, held creative residencies in Niagara in 2012 and Banff, Alberta in 2013 to plan for the creation of the project, which aimed to engage water as both culture and resource.Reid, who was part of both meetings, notes, “the exhibition has been a wonderful springboard for the artists to create new works. The group show has some strong Niagara content that I think people are very interested in and that local focus links beautifully to the international scope of the exhibition.” One aspect of The Source exhibit at Rodman Hall, which has generated a lot of interest and discussion, is the on-site Antarctica World Passport office created by internationally-renowned artists Jorge + Lucy Orta.The idea dates back to 2007 when the Orta’s were invited, as part of the Biennial of the End of the World in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America, to make a trip to Antarctica aboard the Hercules KC130 flight.It was during this show that they installed their provisional work of art on the continent, Antarctica Village, which was a series of tent structures hand-made from nation flags, fragments of clothing and silkscreen prints. They also raised the first Antarctic Flag, which is currently on display outside Rodman Hall, as a tribute to the Antarctic Treaty signed in 1959 by Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, the United States, France, the UK, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, South Africa and the USSR.The Ortas’ Antartic Flag flying out from of Rodman Hall Art CentreThe Treaty, which entered into force in 1961, also provides that any member of the United Nations can accede to it. It now has 50 signatory nations and membership continues to grow.The Antarctic Treaty states that the sixth continent is a common territory, open to all peaceful peoples and to cultural and scientific cooperation. The passport created by the Ortas is a symbolic proposal for a new nation of humanity based upon the foundation of the 2007 Antarctic Village.“The Ortas’ experience of Antarctica has been fodder for a whole body of work. Antarctica is governed by a treaty that is a powerful document setting out a kind of utopian state,” explains Reid. “The treaty forbids mining or any kind of military activity and upholds the continent as a place of peace and co-operation.” Saturday, Sept. 27, 2 p.m. Exhibition tours with Nadine Bariteau and curator Stuart Reid. Presented in conjunction with the pan-Canada celebration of Culture Days 2014 The passport may be issued to any person wishing to become a citizen of the world allowing them to travel freely. On deliverance, it requests in return that citizens take responsibility for their actions and dedicate themselves to combat all acts of barbarity, to fight against intimidation and poverty, to support social progress, to protect the environment and endangered species, to safeguard human dignity and to defend the inalienable rights to liberty, justice and peace in the world.“The artists recognize the importance of the ideals stated in the treaty and, through the issuance of passports, are mobilizing peoples’ awareness of Antarctica as a beacon of hope for people of earth,” adds Reid.“The passport office is a provocative site where the audience engages in a performance of sorts. People come into the gallery and go into our passport office, which looks like a regular bureaucratic hole-in-the-wall office, and sit down and take a pledge to support the tenets of the Antarctica treaty.”To date, a couple hundred passports have been administered to visitors at Rodman Hall, and the online database the Ortas established to record and track all of the citizens of Antarctica has more than 10,000 names in it.“In the end, recipients have an art object that looks very much like a real passport that would probably confound any customs official if you actually tried to use it at an airport or border crossing,” says Reid.The gallery’s Antarctica World Passport office is open Tuesday to Friday from 2 to 4 p.m., by appointment on weekends, and at special events. To book a visit, call 905-684-2925. It takes five minutes to apply and passports are $5. —Upcoming events related to The Source exhibit at Rodman Hall:Thursday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. Guest Lecture: “Water & Hope: Facing Fact and Inspiring Optimism in a Declining Era” by Robert Sandford, EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of United Nations “Water for Life” Decade. Presented in conjunction with Brock’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre. Sunday, Sept. 28, 1 to 4 p.m. “Drawing Water”- an artists’ presentation and workshop with Patrick Mahon and Gautam Garoo. Presented in conjunction with the pan-Canada celebration of Culture Days 2014—More about the Antarctic Treaty The Treaty, which applies to the area south of 60° South latitude, is surprisingly short, but remarkably effective. Through this agreement, the countries active in Antarctica consult on the uses of a whole continent, with a commitment that it should not become the scene or object of international discord. In its fourteen articles the Treaty:stipulates that Antarctica should be used exclusively for peaceful purposes, military activities, such as the establishment of military bases or weapons testing, are specifically prohibited;guarantees continued freedom to conduct scientific research, as enjoyed during the IGY;promotes international scientific cooperation including the exchange of research plans and personnel, and requires that results of research be made freely available;sets aside the potential for sovereignty disputes between Treaty parties by providing that no activities will enhance or diminish previously asserted positions with respect to territorial claims, provides that no new or enlarged claims can be made, and makes rules relating to jurisdiction;prohibits nuclear explosions and the disposal of radioactive waste;provides for inspection by observers, designated by any party, of ships, stations and equipment in Antarctica to ensure the observance of, and compliance with, the Treaty;requires parties to give advance notice of their expeditions; provides for the parties to meet periodically to discuss measures to further the objectives of the Treaty; andputs in place a dispute settlement procedure and a mechanism by which the Treaty can be modified.The Antarctica Passport Delivery Bureau at Rodman Hall read more

Project News paints a diverse metals and minerals picture

first_imgLatest issue of International Mining Project News available (July 17): This issue we cover a wide variety of minerals and metals ranging from the usual batch of iron ore, cobalt, gold, silver, uranium, zinc and nickel projects to oil sands, fluorspar, potash, tin and chromium projects. We also have reports from two diamond projects (one in development and one in expansion) – hopefully a sign of recovery for 2010! The big news this issue comes from South Australia and the uranium sector. The Australian Government has approved Alliance resources and Quasar Resource’s Four Mile uranium mine, located 550 km north of Adelaide. The Hon. Peter Garrett MP, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts said “I have not taken this decision lightly. As with all proposals examined under national environment law, this mine was subject to a comprehensive, scientifically robust and transparent assessment process.”There are two mineralised zones within the joint venture area; Four Mile West and Four Mile East. Four Mile West has an Inferred mineral resource of 32 Mlb U3O8 in accordance with the JORC Code. Estimation of the mineral resource for Four Mile East is in progress. In September 2008 Quasar Resources notified Alliance of its ‘decision to mine’ and provided Alliance with a feasibility study recommending uranium mining using in situ recovery technology, with production commencing in January 2010 at a projected rate of 2.6 Mlb/y U3O8, increasing to 3 Mlb/y U3O8 within three months.Moving to iron ore and Western Australia, BC iron has successfully completed the feasibility study on its Nullagine project in the Pilbara. The study has confirmed that the Nullagine project is an economically and technically robust direct shipping ore project, which will produce at an initial rate of 1.5 Mt/y, ramping up to 3 Mt/y then 5 Mt/y as roads and infrastructure are upgraded. Following a review of the study, BC Iron’s Board has made the formal decision to move forward with development of the project, paving the way for the company’s transition to production, subject to acceptance of the study by Fortescue Metals Group and appropriate project finance being secured. Based on these requirements, first production is targeted for the second quarter of 2010.In the DRC, Central African Mining (CAMEC) has entered into a long-term sales agreement to sell all cobalt-in-concentrate production to Zhejiang Galico Cobalt & Nickel Materials (Galico) at market prices. CAMEC is on track to produce 8,000 t of cobalt in the financial year to March 2010, and the cobalt SX/EW line is on track for September commissioning, ramping up to full production of 3,200 t/y cobalt-metal by March 2010. Ambrian’s Brock Salier said “this news is interesting; Galico is a producer of cobalt and nickel compounds, not a metal trader…with CAMEC selling 8,000 t/y (about 12% of worldwide production) directly to the Chinese, this may cause a tightening in the secondary traded market.”Moving to the Americas and, in particular, Mexico, Goldcorp has completed construction of the first sulphide process line (Line 1) at the company’s Peñasquito project in Zacatecas (Operation Focus in IM September 2008, p12-22) and has commissioning work advancing on schedule. The primary crusher is complete and has filled the coarse ore stockpile with 230,000 t of crushed ore in preparation for initial milling. It also has construction of the second sulphide process line (Line 2) well underway and is progressing toward planned completion in the third quarter of 2010.In Brazil, Mirabela Nickel has advised that Vale subsidiary Inco Brasil has agreed to formally terminate the Farm-in Agreement covering potential underground nickel sulphides at the company’s Santa Rita and Palestina projects. Inco Brasil has undertaken no activity under the agreement for over two years, and Mirabela believes the agreement to have lapsed, however, any ongoing uncertainty in that respect has now been removed.There is also news of Persian Gold’s gold and silver projects in Iran, Pebble Creeks’ copper/lead/silver/gold project in India and Bonaparte Diamond Mines’ Meob/Sandpiper marine phosphate joint venture in offshore Namibia as well as many others.  To receive the full 30+ page report, subscriptions to this service can be registered and paid for on-line (SUBSCRIBE TO IM PROJECT NEWS BUTTON), or contact emma@im-mining.com for a free trial copy.last_img read more

Workers in France free their tyre factory bosses after holding them captive

first_imgWorkers ignite a bonfire of tyres in front of the Goodyear plant. (AP Photo/Thubault Camus) Months later, he backtracked and offered to partially take over the plant, in a plan that could preserve 333 jobs at the site for four years or more.Previous attemptsThe practice of so-called “bossnappings” to protest layoffs was rampant in France at the height of the financial crisis.Former President Nicolas Sarkozy vowed to stamp it out but failed to take any concrete action and militants employing the tactic know they are unlikely to face any serious legal repercussions.In 2013, two separate cases of bossnappings were reported in France. Over the years, these detentions have never lasted more than a few days, although they have sometimes been action-packed.In September 2011, four executives from Dutch aluminium group Constellium held in northern France were freed at night by police who helped them escape through an opening in the railings around the site.Mickael Wamen, CGT leader at the Goodyear plant, said Tuesday that workers would now occupy the factory.“We will negotiate the factory against our severance pay,” he told reporters.One proposal that was abandoned in 2012 was a plan for voluntary redundancies, and the CGT now hopes to bring an improved version of that plan back to the table.- © AFP, 2014Read: Workers at Goodyear tyre factory in France take bosses captive > WORKERS BATTLING THE closure of a Goodyear tyre plant in France have released two executives they had held captive for close to 30 hours before occupying the factory.Flanked by police, the two men walked out of the plant in the northern city of Amiens as employees whose jobs are threatened chanted: “We’re not the thugs”.Goodyear announced in January last year that it was closing the factory, which employs 1,173 people, after years of negotiations with unions failed to come up with a solution to save jobs.Unions launched a series of legal proceedings against the company, but to no avail.In a last-ditch bid to save the plant and get substantial pay-offs, workers — led by the CGT union — on Monday “bossnapped” the factory’s head of production Michel Dheilly and human resources director Bernard Glesser.Goodyear’s human resources chief Bernard Glesser (centre) leaves the plant earlier today. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Goodyear had refused to negotiate until the executives — who were treated well throughout their detention — were freed.France’s main employers organisation, the Medef, denounced the bossnapping as “violent, completely against the principles of dialogue and negotiation”, while the head of US tyre firm Titan International, who has offered to partially take over the plant, labelled it a “kidnapping”.“In the United States, that would be called a kidnapping. These people would be arrested. It’s a very serious crime, you risk life in prison. But in France, your government does nothing, it’s crazy,” Maurice Taylor told Europe 1 radio, in comments translated into French.Taylor, known as “the Grizz” for his tough talk, made waves in 2013 when he wrote a letter to the French industrial renewal minister calling French workers lazy and overpaid after years of negotiations by Titan to take over the plant had failed.last_img read more

Neptune dauphin et nouvel âge géologique les 8 actus sciences que vous

first_imgNeptune, dauphin et nouvel âge géologique, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaitre ce 20 juilletDes images de Neptune d’une rare précision, un nouvel âge géologique et une solution à la pêche accidentelle de dauphins, voici votre concentré d’actualités scientifiques pour ce 20 juillet.-  Les astronomes ont découvert une étoile au comportement très particulier. Cet astre pourrait être en train de dévorer plusieurs mini-planètes ou une planète entière. La concentration en fer autour de l’étoile a été multipliée par 30 en l’espace de deux ans. Ce changement abrupt serait dû aux matériaux des planètes riches en fer, détruites par cet astre vorace.- Et si l’Australie devenait une nouvelle terre d’accueil pour les rhinocéros ? Dans une tribune parue dans The Conversation, un biologiste propose cette idée pour sauver le mammifère à corne. Les cinq espèces de rhinocéros réparties entre les continents Africains et Asiatiques ont vu leurs habitats naturels se réduire drastiquement. Bien qu’étonnante, cette solution pourrait être un dernier recours pour les préserver.- Aimez-vous l’odeur du café frais le matin ? Des chercheurs pensent que son arôme pourrait être suffisant pour éveiller notre cerveau. Pour tester leur hypothèse, ils ont fait passer un test de mathématiques à deux groupes d’étudiants. L’un des groupes a été exposé à l’odeur de café, et a eu de biens meilleurs résultats que l’autre. L’effet pourrait être dû à la réputation stimulante du café, provoquant un fort effet placebo.-  A-t-on trouvé une solution à la pêche accidentelle de dauphins ? Des scientifiques ont mis au point un répulsif acoustique à placer sur les filets de pêche. L’initiative a débuté l’année dernière et les données sont en cours d’analyse. Le dispositif pourrait aider à sauver des centaines de dauphins communs. En 2017, quelque 3.500 spécimens sont morts dans les filets.- Cette photo montre Neptune comme vous ne l’avez jamais vue. L’image provient de l’observatoire européen australe et a un niveau de détails bien supérieur aux autres. Cette qualité d’image est permise par un nouveau système implanté sur le télescope MUSE, nommé GALACSI. À l’image de nos lunettes, il permet de corriger les défauts et rendre plus clairs les clichés.- Les infections sexuellement transmissibles sont en recrudescence en France. En quatre ans le nombre d’infections a été multiplié par trois dans l’Hexagone d’après Santé publique France. En 2016, ce sont ainsi plus de 268.000 cas de chlamydia qui ont été diagnostiqués. Les jeunes de 15 à 24 ans sont les plus touchés par le phénomène qui s’expliquerait en partie par une mauvaise prévention.- Un réseau de braconnage d’ours au Canada a été démantelé. Une soixantaine de braconniers ont été interpellés pour avoir participé au trafic illégal de vésicule biliaire d’ours noir. Ce groupe aurait vendu plusieurs centaines de ces organes, principalement à des clients asiatiques. La vésicule biliaire des ours est en effet très recherchée en Asie pour ses propriétés médicinales supposées.À lire aussiDonald Trump, AVC et “l’Age de glace”, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 27 août- Les géologues ont tranché, nous vivons dans un nouvel âge. Nous étions jusqu’ici placés dans l’Holocène, une période géologique qui a débuté il y a 11.500 ans avec le début du réchauffement suivant la dernière période de glaciation. Désormais, nous nous trouvons dans le Meghalyan. Les géologues ont en effet décidé de découper notre période en trois âges dont le dernier aurait débuté il y a 4.200 ans.Envie d’avoir chaque jour votre dose d’actualités scientifiques ? Suivez le podcast Maxisciences qui vous dévoile en bref toutes les infos à connaitre !Le 20 juillet 2018 à 00:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

212 WWE RAW Ratings Viewers up for Fatal 5 Way main event

first_img Videos Articles WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Twitter What Is Ronda Rousey’s Dream Match? Alexa Bliss Sasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With Injury Sasha Banks Facebook WWE RAW Ratings are in for February 12, 2018.This week’s episode from Philadelphia drew 3.11 million viewers on Monday night on the USA Network according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is up from last week’s show that drew 3.06 million viewers. Once again, WWE was the top rated show on cable last night coming in at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3. The show saw it hold a decent audience for the first two hours, but viewers tuned out in the final hour.Hourly breakdowns were as follows.Hourly breakdowns of the WWE RAW RatingsHour 1: 3.262 (up from 3.161 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 3.216 (up from 3.212 million viewers)Hour 3: 2.837 (up from 2.793 million viewers)RAW, headlined by Bray Wyatt vs. Matt Hardy vs. Apollo Crews vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor in a Fatal 5 Way match, averaged a 1.03 rating for the night. This is down from last week’s show that drew a 1.07 rating among adults 18-49.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa BlissVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:27/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 15.72%0:03Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Will Sasha Banks Return To The WWE? Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next WWE’s Sasha Banks Opens Up About Concussion Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Xavier Woods Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday Videos Articles WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Footballlast_img read more

BJP delegation seeks Presidents intervention

first_imgHyderabad: State BJP has sought the intervention of President Ramnath Kovind to render justice to the 27 intermediate students who had committed suicides in Telangana in the aftermath of the intermediate results fiasco. A BJP delegation led by party State president K Laxman, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy, met the President on Monday at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi and submitted a representation to him. Also Read – District Collector Bharathi Hollikeri inspects Model School in Mancherial Advertise With Us A memorandum submitted to President narrated at length the events from the conduct of the intermediate examinations by the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) and the lapses that took place in the process. Despite the series of incidents of students ending their lives, there was no word from the State government to assure parents and students that measures would be taken to prevent recurrence of the fiasco, they said. Also Read – Good response to police health camp in Nirmal Advertise With Us Explaining how a government-appointed committee had exposed the shortcoming on the part of the TSBIE and the Globarena Technologies in the entire issue, the BJP leaders said, “What is baffling to the civil society is the utter indifference of the State government towards the bungling of results and towards loss of lives of innocent children. such an incident is perhaps unprecedented in the history of India,” they pointed out. The delegation said besides large-scale discrepancies in the mark memos the mark sheets issued by the TSBIE showed absent, even when the students had taken the examinations. Advertise With Us Similarly, there were complaints related to erratic evaluation, the processing of the results etc. The delegation alleged that efforts are being made to shield those responsible for the irregularities took place in the entire episode. They requested the President to instruct the Telangana government to initiate appropriate proceedings against “The Secretary, Board of Intermediate Education and the State Minister of Education for their insensitive and callous remarks which had aggravated the emotional trauma of the students and the parents.” MLA T Raja Sing, BJP national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao, State party in charge P K Krishna Das, BJP National Executive Committee member N Indrasena Reddy and others were among those who called on the president.last_img read more

Terror threat for Indian cricket team Pak cricket board gets anonymous letter

first_imgTeam India sporting the special cap. Robert Cianflone/Getty ImagesThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that it received a mail threatening terror attack on the Men in Blue, which was originally sent to the Pakistan Cricket Board. PCB received the anonymous mail last week saying the Indian cricket players, currently in West Indies, are under threat of an imminent terror attack. BCCI CEO Rahul Johri confirmed to TOI about the authenticity of the news and stated that it had threatened to kill the Indian cricketers. He mentioned said the home ministry was briefed and that the embassy in Antigua has also been informed. The Mumbai police has also been made aware of the information and security of the Indian squad has been beefed up.”We have briefed the home ministry and shared the email. The embassy in Antigua has also been contacted and briefed. The Mumbai police has also been informed and the security of the Indian team in the West Indies has been beefed up,”  Johri told TOI.It all started when an anonymous email came to the inbox of PCB’s official account on August 16  PCB forwarded the mail to the International Cricket Council (ICC). BCCI received the mail in due process which did not have any information of any terror group.  Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty ImagesThe ICC did not make any comments on the issue. A senior official of the PCB told TOI that he does not want to comment on safety and security issues. However, people who have read the email have informed TOI that it was fake as it mentions some random names. They further mentioned that it was a hoax and the Indian cricketers are probably under no threat.The Men in Blue are in West Indies for the upcoming two-match Test series against the Carribean nation. The first Test starts on August 22 in Antigua. Team India defeated the Windies 2-0 in the recently concluded three-match ODI series with brilliant performances from skipper Virat Kohli who scored two centuries. They also won the T20 series at the start of the tour 3-0 in a convincing manner.The forthcoming Test series will be part of the ICC World Test Championship.last_img read more

Political Roundup First Lady Calls For Personnel Changes And New Leadership In

first_imgListen 00:00 /00:00 First Lady Melania Trump is calling for the firing of a deputy national security adviser. Three election recounts are underway in Florida. Houston-area State Rep. Dennis Bonnen looks poised to lead the Texas House. And the field for the 2020 Presidential race is starting to take shape.The Houston Matters experts break down those and other political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.Joining host Ernie Manouse for this week’s discussion are Elizabeth Simas from the University of Houston, and Houston Chronicle columnist Erica Grieder. X Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: last_img read more

Windows 10 Updater Disabler

first_imgWindows 10 Updater Disabler by Martin Brinkmann on December 01, 2016 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 49 commentsWindows 10 Updater Disabler is a new program for Microsoft’s operating system that turns updates on or off reliably.Windows 10 offers less UI control over the updating behavior of the operating system than previous versions of Windows.If you check the settings application for instance, you only get options to defer feature updates if you run Pro or Enterprise, but no longer an option to switch the updating process to manual, or to deactivate Windows Update.If you want control over the update process, you have to look elsewhere for these settings. One reliable way of disabling updates is to disable the Windows Update service.This requires that you open the Services manager, locate the service and change its startup parameter and status.You would then have to enable the service again whenever you want the operating system to check for updates.Windows 10 Updater DisablerWindows 10 Updater Disabler is a program for Windows that installs a service that blocks Windows Update from installing updates on the computer.The service does not make use of Registry options to block Windows Update, as they may be modified by updates eventually (e.g. reset).It runs checks for Windows Update’s status regularly and terminates it when found to be running.Instead, it uses an undocumented system call to check the current state of Windows Update and tries to terminate it immediately.The service disables all scheduled tasks that are related to Windows Update on top of that when installed on the system.InstallationTo install the Service, do the following:Download the Updater Disabler archive from the WinAero website, and extract it once downloaded.Open an elevated command prompt. Tap on the Windows-key, type cmd.exe, hold down the Ctrl and Shift keys, and hit the Enter-key.The title of the command prompt window begins with Administrator if it is elevated.Navigate to the folder you have extracted the Updates Disabler program to (use cd folder name for that, e.g. cd c:\users\martin\downloads\updaterdisablerRun the command updaterdisabler.exe -install.If things worked out fine, you should get the following echoes on the command line:UpdateDisabler is installed.Service Start pending …Service started successfully.You can verify this in the Services configuration interface as well.You should see the Update Disabler Service listed in the interface when you open the Services management console. It should have the status of running, and the startup type of automatic.If you try an update check after installing the service, you will get an error message which confirms that Windows Update is disabled: We couldn’t install some updates because the PC was turned off.UninstallationUninstallation works pretty much like installation, only that you need to run the program with a different parameter.You do need to open an elevated command prompt window again and navigate to the UpdaterDisabler directory.Run the command updaterdisabler.exe -removeThe program echoes steps of the process that indicate that the service is stopped and then removed.To verify that this is indeed the case, check Services. The service should not be listed there anymore. Also, you will notice that update checks are working again just like they did before.Closing WordsUpdater Disabler requires more testing on many more devices. It did work well during tests, but it is highly suggested you back up important data before you run the software.Anyway, the program offers another option to block Windows Update from doing its job. If you prefer to wait days, weeks or months before you install released updates, this is an reliable option to achieve that.You can download the program from WinAero, but it has been published originally on the My Digital Life forum.SummaryArticle NameWindows 10 Updater DisablerDescriptionWindows 10 Updater Disabler is a new program for Microsoft’s operating system that turns updates on or off reliably.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more