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Drone Footage: How to Make or Break a Project

December 12, 2019 | aqidxjti | No Comments

first_imgDrone footage can make any project look more cinematic, but should every filmmaker own one?To me, overhead aerials are some of the most effective shots in cinema. They establish location, style, and aesthetic in a matter of seconds.Now with the accessibility of consumer-grade drones, and the recent release of the DJI spark, getting these shots has become easier than ever. Every production under the sun uses them — from feature films to travel videographers to daily vlogs. Now I have to ask: Are we overusing drones? Is this the camera slider syndrome all over again?Take a look at this video for insight into how drone footage can improve any project in any genre. Just be sure not to overuse the technique.(Author’s note: keep in mind that drone laws have become very strict in the past year. To avoid any fines, be sure to take a look at the local laws and regulations before flying.)Drone Cinematography Provided by Karl Janisse.Manhattan Stock Footage provided by Shutterstock.Learn more about the short film Algonquin mentioned in the video. Do you use drones in your projects? Let us know how in the comments.last_img read more

Goa bypoll: curbs on liquor sale

December 3, 2019 | aqidxjti | No Comments

first_imgPanaji: All premises licensed to sell liquor in the Panaji and Valpoi Assembly constituencies will remain closed from 5 p.m. on August 21 till midnight on August 23 for polling, and from midnight on August 28 to midnight on August 29 on account of counting of votes.By-election to the two Assembly constituencies are scheduled to be held on August 23.Restaurants with liquor permits can serve food on these days, but will have to put up a board stating that no liquor will be served, said a State government order on Friday.last_img

Foreign banks make a beeline for India

December 2, 2019 | aqidxjti | No Comments

first_imgRenewing their interest in India, at least 14 foreign banks have applied to the Reserve Bank of India for opening branches in the country.Four banks from South Korea, three from Iran, two each from China and the Netherlands have applied for setting up branches and wholly-owned subsidiaries in India over the last 12 months. One bank each from the Czech Republic, Sri Lanka and Malaysia have applied for opening branches in India. The RBI, government sources said, is currently examining these applications.Read it at Indian Express Related Itemslast_img

ONE: Silva ends Suzuki’s undefeated streak

November 30, 2019 | aqidxjti | No Comments

first_imgRead Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Belingon dominates Chung in ONE bantamweight clash Alex Silva put an end to Hayato Suzuki’s winning streak in ONE Championship earning a superb submission victory in the Legends of the World card Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Brazil’s Silva (6-1) transitioned from his guard position and isolated Suzuki’s (17-1) left arm for an arm bar, forcing the Japanese to tap 1:22 into the first round of their strawweight division fight.ADVERTISEMENT Reece Mclaren of Australia also earned his own submission victory after methodically tiring out Thailand’s Anatpong Bunrad.Mclaren (10-5) had several transitions before strapping Bunrad (5-4) in a D’Arce choke that forced the Thai flyweight to tap with eight seconds left in the first, 4:52.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the featherweight division, China’s Zhao Zhikang submitted Cambodia’s Thai Ritty 2:31 in the first round of their featherweight bout.Zhao put Ritty in a rear naked choke to go up 10-1 while the Cambodian fell to 6-3. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

Bangladesh squad

November 28, 2019 | aqidxjti | No Comments

first_imgBangladesh Skipper Shakib Al Hasan is young and is leading a young team in the World Cup. A good batsman, who can stay at the crease to long in demanding situations, Shakib will be hoping to prove his mettle in the mega tournament.Mashrafe Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Ashraful are his trusted aides. Syed Rasel and Shahadat Hossain are good pacemen in the Bangladesh. Often labelled as minnows, they can even spring a surprise.Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Shariar Nafees, Zunaed Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful, Raqibul Hassan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riad, Abdur Razzak, Naeem Islam, Shafiul Islam, Suhrawardi Shuvo, Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Hossain.last_img

first_imgPakistan’s head coach Waqar Younis is confident that his new-look team would be able to break the jinx of not winning against India in major ICC events when they lock horns in the upcoming World T20, which begins right after the Asia Cup T20.Pakistan play India, first on February 27 at the Asia Cup in Dhaka, and on March 19 in Dharamsala at the World T20.They could also clash in the knockout stages of the two tournaments. (U19 World Cup Final: India vs West Indies, Live Updates) “Yes, it is at the back of the mind that we don’t seem to do well against India in these big events, especially the ICC World Cups. We have a young team and in familiar conditions they can upset any team if they play consistently well,” said.The former fast bowler, who is yet to go to Dubai to watch the Pakistan Super League matches, said India would pose a serious challenge to Pakistan in the coming events because they had a settled T20 squad.”It will depend on the pitches we encounter in these two events but India is a well-balanced side and I am preparing the players for tough matches,” he said.Waqar was coach when India beat Pakistan in the 2011 World Cup semifinals in Mohali and then again in the 2015 World Cup opener in Australia.Pakistan have never beaten India in a World Cup match. (Also read: Resilient India look to seal T20 series against Sri Lanka) “As a player and coach the ambition is there to end this jinx but, in T20 format, it is all about confidence and how you read the pitch and how you play on that particular day,” he added.advertisementHe admitted that a string of poor performances in ODIs and T20s against England and recently in New Zealand was not good for the morale of the side.”The selectors have made some changes and while I was consulted as always the final decision is theirs. We have a young team and I would like to see more consistency from them,” Waqar said.He said the experience of playing in two major events before big crowds would help in the development of the younger players.Pakistan dropped three of their regular batsmen in Ahmed Shehzad, Muhammad Rizwan and Sohaib Maqsood and also experienced pacer Umar Gul for the two events.Five players in the squad – Khurram Manzoor, Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Rumman Raees and Muhammad Nawaz are yet to represent Pakistan in T20 internationals.Waqar said India have the advantage of playing at home in the World T20.”But whenever the two teams play against each other it always boils down to the pressures and how players react on the day to the expectations from them,” Waqar said.last_img read more

first_imgWillian says new manager Maurizio Sarri deserves all the plaudits for transforming Chelsea into a team that fears no Premier League opponent.The Blues are unbeaten under the former Napoli boss with Sunday’s visit to Burnley a chance to keep the pressure on title contenders Manchester City and Liverpool.Last weekend’s dramatic late draw with Manchester United was the seventh time in nine league matches their possession-heavy playing style has yielded at least two goals. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The club’s swagger appears to have returned after being lost at times under Antonio Conte and Willian, who has appeared in each top-flight fixture, believes Sarri deserves the kudos.”We have no one to fear in the Premier League this season. We have a team who will fight until the end and I am sure we are going to do that,” the 30-year-old told Sky Sports .”It’s been a very good start, we’ve played good football and it’s all credit to Sarri.I’m very happy to complete 250 appearences for @chelseafc ! Thank you for the fans for all the support, thank you to the staff and the board of Chelsea FC and my teammates! #250appearences #CFC #W22 #Comeonblues #comeonchelsea — Willian (@willianborges88) October 25, 2018 “The way he works, it’s all about playing good football and he has given us more opportunities to show our quality more.”Now everyone can see Chelsea is a good team. He is a very positive guy, very intelligent, a very good manager who talks all the time with us.”Sometimes he has a lot of fun and jokes sometimes which is good to keep the atmosphere high.”Chelsea take winning form into the trip to Turf Moor after easing to a 3-1 victory over BATE in the Europa League on Thursday.last_img read more

first_imgHaryana government on Wednesday ordered a probe into the ‘veil controversy’ which put the state government in the dock after the issue hogged limelight.Haryana Public Relations, Art & Cultural Affairs, Women & Child Development Minister Kavita Jain while speaking on the controversy said a departmental probe has been ordered to fix the responsibility of the officials responsible for the publication of the controversial photograph and its caption.”The issue has been brought to the notice of the government and I have ordered a probe. Why this photograph was used on the cover of the magazine and what was the motive behind writing such a caption,” Kavita Jain said.When asked why the post of the editor of Haryana Samwad, a monthly magazine published by the state Public Relations Department , on whose cover page the photograph of a veiled woman was carried with a caption “Ghoonghat Ki Aan Baan, Mahare Hariyana Ki Pahchaan”, the minister said the magazine was discontinued due to a distribution problem and the probe will also find out the reason behind the failure.When questioned that the role of state’s Public Relations was to promote state’s initiatives like Beti Bachaao, Beti Padhao and not to glorify the veil, the minister said it was not justified to judge the mindset of the state government merely on the basis of a caption.”We do not favour a veil nor we endorse it. It has been part of  state’s tradition for a long time but now state’s daughters have carved out a niche for themselves in various fields like sports and beauty,” Kavita Jain said.advertisement Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma says veil is part of cultureWhile the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar remained tight lipped on the controversy, state’s Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma termed the controversy a non-issue and said veil was part of state’s culture.”Where ever you go in Haryana, you will find that veil is the part of state’s culture. All government events start with state’s folk dances. We are proud of our culture,” Ram Bilas Sharma said.In the centre of a controversy, the Public Relations department swung into action after the controversy and uploaded a series of women achievers on its website overnight.Interestingly, the magazine Haryana Samvad was being published without an editor. Though there was no article on veil in the magazine, but the photograph and its caption, printed on back cover went viral on social media. The reality is that, veil is still in vogue in every part of Haryana, and women, married in particular, cannot venture out in front of  seniors without a veil. ALSO READ:Haryana govt magazine praises veil, sparks rowlast_img read more

Greek Soccer League Suspended

November 18, 2019 | aqidxjti | No Comments

first_imgATHENS – Greece’s brawl-filled,  hooligan-overrun professional leagues were suspended Feb. 25 because of ongoing violence – including team Presidents attacking each other – marring the sport already tainted by match-fixing and attacks on referees.Deputy Minister for Sport Stavros Kontonis asked for the league to stop play – it had been suspended earlier this year after a referee was savagely beaten in front of his home.He called on the league officials – who are brawling and accusing each other of instigating violence – to stop it although similar appeals have always fallen on deaf ears with so much trouble and fans attacking each other that games are often played either in empty stadia or with the a visiting club’s supporters being barred from attending.’Unlike American sports where fans sit where they want, they have to be segregated in Greece to keep them from attacking each other and earlier this season a fan in Crete was beaten to death. But the lucrative games are still allowed to go on.Kontonis got the approval of Radical Left SYRIZA leader, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, to halt the sport indefinitely in the wake of police battling Panathinaikos fans in that team’s 2-1 win over arch-enemy Olympiakos on Feb. 22, followed by an altercation between the team Presidents in a a Super League meeting on Feb. 24.There was also a brawl in a Larissa vs. Olympiakos Volou game that critics said is out of control and overrun with violence, scandal and fixed games.Kontonis on Feb. 25 held a meeting with representatives of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO), the Super League and the Football League and told them of the decision to suspend all games until the violence ends, although it never has.There have already been two weekends without soccer action this season, the first due to the killing of a fan in a third division game and the second owing to the attack on a referee official that had him seriously injured.Police had to use tear gas and Panathinaikos fans invaded the pitch during a game against Olympiakos – whose fans were barred from attending – and the Presidents of the two teams battled in a meeting,There was a brawl at the Feb. 24 Super League board meeting, which was halted when Panathinaikos Vice President Vassilis Constantinou was allegedly struck by a security guard during an argument between the Olympiakos and Panathinaikos Chairmen.“There is no reason to hide that an incident happened and that is why I interrupted the meeting,» said Super League President Giorgos Borovilos. “I will not say much and I don’t want to take sides.”Borovilos continued: “What happened takes us back. We have many problems to solve in Greek soccer, but not with such actions.”There is plenty of bad blood between  Panathinaikos President Yiannis Alafouzos and Olympiakos President Vangelis Marinakis who have swapped allegations that each instigated violence on and off the field.Alafouzos said that, “We were assaulted. Mr. Marinakis threw a glass of water at me and then his bodyguard threw a punch at Mr. Constantinou. I cannot believe that a board of the Super League had such violence,” Alafouzos said.The incident came after both Alafouzos and Marinakis swore at each other, continuing the war of words between the two clubs two days after the game won by Panathinaikos in an violence-marred match in Athens 2-1.Olympiakos did not issue a statement about the incident.Before the game between teams whose fans literally hate each other, Marinakis was bombared with flares, firecrackers and other objects fans bring to games, but wasn’t hit.Just before the start of the second half, a flare hurled by a spectator hit Olympiakos’s Swiss midfielder Pajtim Kasami in the shoulder but the game continued after a brief delay although it was out of control.At one point a chair was thrown at Olympiakos’ Portuguese coach Vitor Pereira, narrowly missing him. A group of some 50 Panathinaikos fans then ran onto the pitch to chase him away after he gestured at them.The supporters only returned to their seats once riot police appeared using tear gas to restore order. Two people were slightly injured during the scuffles which lasted five minutes, media reports said, but the game went on. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgGabriel Jesus scored four as defending champions Manchester City destroyed third tier Burton Albion 9-0 in their League Cup semi-final first leg, a record margin of victory in the competition’s last four.League One Burton, managed by Nigel Clough, the son of former Nottingham Forest boss Brian, must endure another 90 minutes at their own ground on Jan. 23 before City formally book their place in the final.Hundreds of Burton fans arrived late after their buses were stuck in motorway delays and after this mauling, they might well wish they had turned around and gone home.City, who beat Championship (second tier) side Rotherham United 7-0 on Sunday, are set to face the winners of the other semi-final between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, which Spurs lead 1-0 from the first-leg.Manager Pep Guardiola fielded a strong starting line-up and City quickly established their dominance with Kevin De Bruyne steering in a header from an excellent lofted ball from David Silva to open the scoring in the fifth minute.Burton should have drawn level in the 12th minute but Marcus Myers-Harness wasted a glorious chance, shooting wastefully wide when left unmarked at the back post.From then on it was a painful night of damage limitation for the team from the Midlands.Jesus opened his account on the half hour, heading in from close range after Leroy Sane’s shot had been blocked by keeper Bradley Collins, with the ball popping up invitingly for the Brazilian.Four minutes later, Jesus made it 3-0 with a low drive that went in off the post and then Ukrainian Oleksandr Zinchenko added the fourth, lobbing Collins with a lofted shot from nearly 30 metres out.advertisementJesus completed his hat-trick in the 57th minute with a header from a Riyad Mahrez cross before substitute Phil Foden made it 6-0 in the 62nd – slotting home after Collins had blocked a Jesus shot.The seventh – and Jesus’s fourth – was a clever flick from close-range after Sane had once again burst into the area on the left flank.Burton were completely unable to defend that part of the field and even with Sane subbed off, Mahrez broke into that area and his low cross was turned in by Kyle Walker to make it 8-0.Mahrez poked in the ninth after good work from substitute Bernardo Silva and that was all for City despite the crowd urging them to push for a 10th goal.City’s record victory was a 120 FA Cup win over Liverpool Stanley in 1890. The Blues beat Huddersfield Town 10-1 in the old Division Two in 1987.last_img read more

first_imgA-League Review: City claim Melbourne derby glory as Wanderers scrape draw Dom Farrell Last updated 2 years ago 19:45 10/14/17 BruceKamau - cropped Getty Images Marcin Budzinski’s first goal for the club and a Carl Valeri own goal gave Melbourne City derby joy against rivals Melbourne Victory. Melbourne City claimed the local bragging rights as they prevailed 2-1 at Melbourne Victory in a spicy A-League derby encounter.Carl Valeri’s rash tackle on City’s Michael Jakobsen inside the first 20 second sparked pushing and shoving between the sides and referee Peter Green had brandished three yellow cards by the 12th minute.Rhys Williams became the third Victory player into the book for a scissoring challenge in the 32nd minute that forced Osama Malik to limp off with a hip problem. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Replacement Marcin Budzinski made a swift impact by clattering his maiden City goal into the roof of the net in first-half stoppage time.What a way to open your account for @MelbourneCity. Take a bow, Marcin Budziński!#MelbDerby #ALeague— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) October 14, 2017Kevin Muscat’s Victory responded impressively and debutant Leroy George squeezed a 55th-minute equaliser through City goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas from a tight angle.Warren Joyce’s men were under heavy pressure but sealed the points on the break 10 minutes later when Bruce Kamau burst forward brilliantly on the break.At the end of a lung-busting run, the winger’s eventual shot took a decisive deflection off Victory captain Valeri and looped home.This is what it means. #MelbDerby— Melbourne City FC (@MelbourneCity) October 14, 2017In Saturday’s earlier game, Western Sydney Wanderers were twice forced to come from behind in order to claim a 2-2 draw at home to Central Coast Mariners.Asdrubal scrambled a 21st-minute opener from close range for the visitors but Oriol Riera levelled from the penalty spot.The Mariners were ahead after the hour once more when Daniel De Silva coolly clipped home Andrew Hoole’s excellent throughball but Roly Bonevacia ensured their joy was short-lived.Absolutely beautiful football on display from @CCMariners, finished off by Danny De Silva. #WSWvCCM #ALeague— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) October 14, 2017 read morelast_img read more

first_img India Today Web Desk CardiffJune 8, 2019UPDATED: June 8, 2019 17:43 IST England’s Jason Roy smashed his 9th ODI hundred vs Bangladesh at World Cup 2019. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland opener Jason Roy smashed 92-ball 100 against Bangladesh at World Cup 2019Jason Roy crashed into umpire Joel Wilson after hitting his hundredHosts England have won one and lost one match at World Cup 2019Jason Roy overcame the disappointing performance against Pakistan five days ago and was back among the runs as he smashed his ninth one-day international hundred in Cardiff on Saturday.Roy’s rapid century laid a solid platform for England as they look to get back to winning ways in their third match of the World Cup 2019 against Bangladesh.But there was a comedy of errors as Roy reached his hundred.Roy was facing Mustafizur Rahman in the 27th over and on the fifth delivery, he pulled a short ball to the deep square leg fence and set off for a single but a misfield allowed him get to the landmark in 92 deliveries.Roy was so busy looking at the fielder that he didn’t see umpire Joel Wilson at the other end and crashed into him, knocking the umpire down flat on the ground.Roy went past former captain Graham Gooch on the list of most hundreds in ODIs for England with his 9th century. He is now joint fourth on the list with Kevin Pietersen and Jos Buttler. Joe Root (15), Marcus Trescothick (12) and Eoin Morgan (11) lead the list.Roy is the fifth fastest batsman in the world to score 9 ODI hundreds in his 77th innings behind Hashim Amla (52), Quinton de Kock (53), Babar Azam (61) and Shikhar Dhawan (72). This is the third hundred by an England batsman in this tournament which is the most in any World Cup.Root and Buttler had scored hundreds in the last match against Pakistan but still ended up on the losing side. Root was the first batsman to reach triple figures in World Cup 2019 and went on to score 107 while Buttler made 103 but England still fell short of the 349-run target by 14 runs.advertisementRoy had flopped in that game scoring just 8 runs while he also had a horrible time in the field, having dropped a catch and even misfielded on a few occasions.But he more than made up for his poor show against Pakistan by scoring freely in this game. He had put on a 128-run opening partnership with Jonny Bairstow and carried on dominating the bowling attack after his opening partner departed for 51.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Pressure on England as Bangladesh seeks another CWC upsetAlso Read | World Cup 2019: The middle order needs to take more responsibility, says KarunaratneAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Jason RoyFollow England vs Bangladesh World Cup 2019: Jason Roy hits 9th hundred and knocks down umpire Joel WilsonJason Roy smashed a hundred off 92 balls to lay a solid platform for England in their third match of the World Cup 2019 against Bangladesh in Cardiff on Saturday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

first_imgResearchers at the Royal Ontario Museum and University of Toronto have uncovered fossils of a large predatory species in 506 million-year-old rocks in the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia.The species, described in a study published Tuesday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, is named Cambroraster Falcatus.“This animal has this really unique looking frontal carapace, or shield-like structure, covering its head,” said Joseph Moysiuk, a PhD student at the University of Toronto and lead author of the study.“It’s like nothing we had seen before. But we actually nicknamed it in the field: The Spaceship.”The species, which is the earliest relative of insects, crabs and spiders, was found at the Burgess Shale site near Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park.“What makes this finding remarkable is that we found hundreds of specimens, including all of the different parts of its body, so we are able to piece back together this organism in pretty remarkable detail,” Moysiuk said.His supervisor, Jean-Bernard Caron, said it took some time to put all the pieces together.“It was like a jigsaw puzzle or a Lego box, but you don’t have the instructions,” said Caron, who’s a curator at the Royal Ontario Museum and an assistant professor at U of T.In addition to its large head, the animal has a small body with flaps on the sides.“It looks a bit ridiculous in some ways,” Caron said.Researchers believe large claws on the front of its body, which look like rakes, were used to feed on everything from worms to small larvae living between sediment grains in the mud.Caron said they expect the animal was living at the bottom of the sea.“They are predators but they are also prey for something larger,” he said. “It’s adding more complexity to the Burgess Shale. It’s a level of predation that we had not encountered before.”Moysiuk called the Cambroraster Falcatus a “fearsome-looking animal.”Most animals at the time were smaller than a couple centimetres, but he said the new species was up to 30 centimetres long.“This is a super exciting finding for us,” Moysiuk said. “Because it’s such an abundant organism, we know it was important in the Burgess Shale community at the time.”The Marble Canyon fossil site, home to more than a dozen new species, was found by researchers in 2012 as they worked at the nearby Stanley Glacier. Researchers have said the area and its fossils are furthering the understanding of animal life during the Cambrian Period, when most major groups of animals appear on the fossil record.The Marble Canyon site is about 40 kilometres south of the original Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park, which was discovered 110 years ago.Officials with Parks Canada said the areas are magical places for fossil discoveries.“They are static and they are in the mountains and they are not moving, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there aren’t new stories to be told,” said Alex Kolesch, senior adviser for Yoho and Kootenay national parks.“These fossils are a really neat way to demonstrate what Parks Canada does and what our role is here. By virtue of these sites being in national parks, we protect them and it’s also really important for us to share the stories of national parks.”Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgDarjeeling: The recent meeting between the Darjeeling Tea Association and the trade unions failed to resolve the ongoing arrear impasse. In January 2018, the daily wages of tea garden workers had been increased by Rs 17.50. In majority of tea gardens in the Hills, the increment took effect from March 2018.”Though a year has passed, still the arrear has not been paid in around 60 per cent of the tea gardens in the Hills,” said Balam Tamang, president, Darjeeling sub division committee, Darjeeling Terai Dooars Plantation Labour Union, which is affiliated to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. There are 87 gardens in the Hills. On March 1, the Darjeeling Terai Dooars Plantation Labour Union had issued an ultimatum to the gardens that if arrears were not paid within March 6, the dispatch of tea would be stopped from March 7. The joint forum of tea trade unions had threatened to stop plucking of leaves, if arrears were not paid by March 10. “Arrears could not be paid to tea workers because of financial paucity. By stopping plucking and dispatches the financial situation would further get compounded which would be detrimental to the interest of the workers and the onus of which would be on the trade unions themselves,” said Sandeep Mukherjee, principal advisor, Darjeeling Tea Association. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe unions have decided to continue the agitation. “The meeting failed because the Darjeeling Tea Association did not agree to pay arrears by March 10. They have not announced a fresh date for a meeting also. We will continue with the protests,” Tamang said. The joint forum has also decided to continue with the agitation. “We will wait till March 10 as declared earlier. If they fail to pay the arrear we will stop plucking tea leaves from March 11,” said Saman Pathak, a member of the joint forum.last_img read more

Rabat – A group of Moroccans from several countries of the world gathered Friday in Rabat to announce the creation of the Forum of Moroccans of the world.According to the Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), the Forum is a” Think Tank” which aims to bring together the different experiences of Moroccans living abroad.In a communique released by MAP, Moroccans of the World said that their Forum “is a space for dialogue and exchange. “It is a new synergy able to instill a responsible and peaceful discourse on all issues related to Moroccan immigration in host societies, as well as its relations with Morocco,” they added. This initiative led by members of the forum are Moroccans living in several countries in the world including France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, UAE, Ivory Coast, Canada etc. gained the support of the Council of the Moroccan Community abroad.Anis Birou, Minister in charge of Moroccans living abroad and migration affairs, welcomed the initiative, saying that it is a “positive and constructive approach.” read more

Rabat – A new report ranks Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech (UCAM) and the Mohammed V University of Rabat as the 12th and 15th best universities in Africa, according to a new report by the United Kingdom-based site Times Higher Education (THE).The Moroccan institutes were the only two universities from Francophone Africa found on the 15-member list.THE’s report said it takes into account several criteria to rank institutes of higher education, including academic and professional reputation, the volume of publications and citations in scientific journals, the teacher-student ratio, and the weight of international pedagogical exchanges. “This snapshot ranking is based on the same criteria as the World University Rankings but we are keen to develop a bespoke range of metrics, following a public consultation, for a full Africa University Ranking,” Phil Baty, the list’s editor, said.South Africa had the strongest showing in the report. Out of the six South African universities listed, four were in the top five and the University of Cape Town took first place for “adopting strategies to become research-led flagship universities.”Egypt’s Suez Canal University, Alexandria University, and Cairo University ranked in the 9th, 10th, and 11th spots, right above UCAM.THE said the publication of the rankings anticipates the outcomes of the news organization’s second Africa Universities Summit, which will held on the 27th to the 29th of April at the University of Ghana, which won 7th place.The THE Africa Universities Summit will cover “globalization and policy directions for African higher education” and consider the best ways to educate Africa’s booming youth population. read more

NEW YORK — Facebook says some of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s posts on the social media site were deleted due to technical errors.The company says it is unclear which posts were deleted. Facebook says the posts were mistakenly deleted a few years ago and the work required to restore them was extensive and might not have worked.The deleted posts were first reported by Business Insider. All posts from 2007 and 2008 have been deleted, according to the report.The way Facebook shares company information has changed over the years. It introduced its current “Newsroom” page in 2014 and shares and archives major company announcements there.The Associated Press

Slovenia lost Top scorer – Dragan Gajic injured

September 22, 2019 | aqidxjti | No Comments

Slovenia will face Russia in the first match of World Championship 2013 quarter-final without top scorer on this tournament – Dragan Gajic. Right winger who scored 34 goals in six matches will be replaced with line-player Petar Pucelj because of injury. That would be serious blow for young Slovenian team who is the biggest positive surprise of the first big event in new Olympic cycle… ← Previous Story New chapter of handball history – France VS Croatia Next Story → Croatia sent “Experts” home!

first_imgHow cool would it be to flash a ROM and not have to worry about reinstalling apps or losing your data? MoDaCo.SWITCH might be a real step in that direction.There’s a small but incredibly active group of users out there that love messing with their phones. As fast as developers can work out new features for homebrew ROMs for Android phones, these users are all too eager to flash their phones to get the latest thing to play with.There are varying degrees of excitement here, but the behavior is neither new nor is it going away anytime soon. It comes with an inherent downside, which is that every time you flash a ROM you lose everything. You have to restore your data through a backup tool or by logging back into your social networking accounts. There’s ways to make this slightly less painful, but you’re still starting over.Enter MoDaCo.SWITCH, an app geared towards allowing HTC One users to easily flip between the Google Play edition ROM and the Sense 4.2.2 ROM currently available in the UK. What makes this software special is the ability to flip back and forth between the two without losing any of your data. Basically, the apps and information you have stored in one ROM are available on the other. This is possible because the underlying systems between these two ROMs are so similar. The HTC One GPe ROM features a lot of the Sense frameworks, so despite the visual and feature differenced these ROMs are pretty similar.While this app looks like a lot of fun for those of us who love flashing new software to our phones just because it’s available, this is a niche app even for ROM geeks. What is exciting aboutMoDaCo.SWITCH isn’t so much what it can do now, but what it could do next. If you could apply this same concept to a wider variety of ROMs, you could largely do away with the restore process between each flash. It’s not quite as simple as I just made it seem, but the idea is incredibly intriguing.There’s also the possibility that, in the future, we’ll be able to plug and play features from different ROMs in an a la carte fashion. Google Play edition HTC One with the Sense camera and CyanogenMod privacy features? Sign me up, please.last_img read more