A Quick Guide to Nesting in Premiere Pro

first_imgHow do you use the nest feature? Have any other tricks to share? Let us know in the comments. Nesting in Premiere Pro is a great tool for streamlining a long project. It’s also great for combining more effects to a clip than is usually possible. Here’s how to use it.Image via ShutterstockWhen working with Premiere Pro, especially on longer or more complicated projects, there can be times where there is simply too much going on in your sequence. Things may get cluttered and difficult to navigate and you’d like to clean things up. Or you may have clips you’ve already used effects like speed/duration on that you’d still like to doctor with effects like Warp Stabilizer. Whatever the reason, the Nest option can be your best friend.Nesting in itself isn’t very difficult to use. In fact, it’s amazingly simple. It can also clean up your sequences and allow you more options. Here are a few tricks you can try. Just follow these steps!Nest Several Clips and Layers TogetherHighlight the clip or clips that you’d like to nest. Make sure they are all next to each other. You can also highlight layers and elements above and below (audio too) to include in your nest.Once you have them highlighted, right-click on one part of it to bring up the Options menu. Scroll up or down (it should be in the middle) to the Nest option. It will bring up a dialogue box to name your nest (it defaults to Nest Sequence 01, etc…).You should see your new nested sequence in your project folder and as a new sequence. It will show up on your original sequence as a single green-tinted clip. Nice and clean.Add Additional Effects on Your ClipsNow that your clips are together in a nested sequence, you can add additional clips to them that you wouldn’t normally be able to. It also adds them to all of them at once, which can be a huge time saver. You can now add both Warp Stabilizer and Speed to a clip by using the nest feature. Just add one to the original clip then the other to the nested sequence. Voilà!Add Effects and Transitions to Nested SequenceWhen working with multiple clips and layers, it becomes very difficult (and at times impossible) to add blanket transitions or effects to all clips and layers. If you have your sequence put together the way you like it, using the nest feature can be a great way to simplify your edit by adding a transition to the beginning or end that will cover all parts. (Otherwise they can animate in or out awkward and unevenly.)Here’s a how it can look all together. None of these would be possible together without the nest feature.Split clipsMultiple LayersWarp StabilizerSpeed ReverseTransition InTransition Outlast_img read more

What lies behind Nitish Kumar’s flip-flops?

first_imgAs the CBI conducted a raid at RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s 10, Circular Road, an official residence of former chief minister and his wife Rabri Devi, over corruption charges early on Friday morning, CM Nitish Kumar was taking a break in the hillocks of Rajgir, some 100 km from Patna.Mr. Kumar had left Patna abruptly on Thursday. This point sparked much speculation in political circles when the CBI reached Mr. Prasad’s place.Now what will be Mr. Kumar’s next step: will he prefer to carry on the alliance with the RJD to save his government until 2020? Or, would he snap ties mid-way with the ‘tainted’ ally to bolster his image for a possible Prime Ministerial bid in 2019? Only, time will tell.Mr. Kumar’s recent flip-flops have surprised many. At one time he extends his support to the Congress party in the name of Opposition unity, the next moment he backs the BJP-led NDA government’s policies, plans and presidential pick and says he cannot be a pichhalagu (camp follower).Blowing hot and coldOne day he is seen to be cold to his ruling alliance partner while, soon after, he declares that the alliance is united.He often says he is not in the race for the Prime Minister’s post in 2019 but, a year back he had said, “if a person is destined to become Prime Minister, he would become the PM one day.”Unlike his alliance partners, he commands not more than 4% of his caste vote bank in Bihar but in the last 2015 Assembly election his JD(U) got 16.8% vote share with 71 seats out of a total of 243. His party came second in seat numbers after RJD (80) but, he became the chief minister for the third time. He has allied with almost all mainstream political parties taking their inside or outside support just to remain in power.Aiming highBut, why has he been blowing hot and cold with both his ruling alliance partners: RJD and Congress? Why does he take a step towards BJP one moment and take two steps back the next? Is he trying to keep everyone in the loop while exploring possibilities for that “something big” in 2019? Many believe, yes.last_img read more

Businesswoman Facing Fraud Charges Escapes from Trinidad Prison

first_imgA second policeperson was reportedly taken into custody on Nov. 29 in connection with the escape from prison of Indian origin travel agent Vicky Nirupa Boodram at Arouca in Trinidad and Tobago. The 35-year-old businesswoman escaped on Nov. 27 when two police personnel presented documents for her release to prison officers.Boodram is accused on 175 fraud-related charges. She had been in remand since March 2016 and was denied bail. An investigation into her escape is going on, Stephen Williams, the Commissioner of Police of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), said.She was jailed at Women’s Prison, Golden Grove Arouca, when two policepersons, a male and a female, came to the prison around 5:15 pm on Nov. 27, saying that they have to take her to a “night court” that doesn’t exist. A nationwide search has been launched for her. Before the two cops came to collect her, a phone call to the prison had said that Boodram has received bail on all charges.The policeman dropped his female colleague at the Tunapuna Police Station and left with Boodram. The policewoman was questioned by the Professional Standards Bureau.ACP Mc Donald Jacob, who has responsibility over the Northern Division, said that Boodram’s escape was well-planned and it is “unfortunate”, according Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. Another prisoner fled within 24 hours of Boodram’s escape.Boodram is accused for 127 counts of demanding property by virtue of a forged instrument, 25 counts of larceny, 10 counts of uttering a forged document, five counts of forgery of a bill of exchange valuable security with intent to defraud, three counts of attempting to obtain property by false pretences, two counts of money laundering, one count of uttering false valuable security, one count of obtaining credit by fraud, and one count of causing the delivery of property by virtue of a forged instrument. The chain of events surrounding the allegations against her began in 2012.Vicky Boodram is turning out to be our version of Frank Abagnale (of “Catch Me if You Can” fame ) pic.twitter.com/8fWEmoNzRE— Kejan Haynes (@KejanHaynes) November 28, 2017Boodram, the only child of Ramjass and Indra Boodram, started her career as a radio presenter, making a mark in the East Indian Radio market. She holds an MBA from the Heriott Watt University London. She was the president and founder of Boodram’s Travel & Tours and Ship Ahoy Cruises and was questioned in 2011 over money owed to passengers regarding two cruise ships that were cancelled.The cruise line, Carnival Corporation, also filed a lawsuit at the Florida Southern District Court, claiming ‘‘Trademark Infringement’’ against Boodram, according to Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. Related ItemsAroucaTrinidad and Tobagolast_img read more

IPL: Gayle threat looms large as Rajasthan take on Bangalore

first_imgTheir play- off hopes dented by two consecutive defeats, Rajasthan Royals need to do something special to tame a rampaging Chris Gayle as they prepare to clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore in their next IPL match in Jaipur on Wednesday.Both the teams have consistently been in the reckoning for the play- offs but the scale of task is now enormous for Rajasthan, which lost to Chennai Super Kings on Monday.Placed fifth in the table, Rajasthan have 11 points from as many matches while Bangalore are third with 13 points from nine games.Bangalore are on a roll, having registered five wins on the trot with Caribbean batsman Gayle playing a significant role in their success.Gayle destroyed the rival bowling attack with utter disdain and left the opponents in disbelief with his power- hitting in the five matches that he has played this season so far.Rajasthan are already struggling and sorting out Gayle is the biggest challenge they face on Wednesday.But their bowlers conceded close to 200 runs on Monday against Chennai on the new pitch and the way Gayle is treating the bowlers this season, the hosts are in for another litmus test.Skipper Shane Warne, who has earned plaudits for his on- field acumen, needs to take it on himself to stop Gayle from blowing them away because if the West Indies marauder manages to stay at the crease for about 10 overs, the contest could be reduced to a lop- sided affair.Gayle tilted the last match against Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the favour of his side by smashing 37 runs in just one over and the predator would be looking to hunt badly bruised Ashok Menaria, Amit Singh and Siddharth Trivedi, who all bled runs against Chennai.advertisementNot only Gayle but the other Bangalore batsmen such as Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Saurabh Tiwary are in good touch and are capable match- winners on their own.Tillakaratane Dilshan, who was reportedly considering leaving to join his England- bound national team, will play on Wednesday.Batting is a headache for Rajasthan as they have not put enough runs on the board of late. They badly need Shane Watson to fire and Ajinkya Rahane to continue the good work since their middle- order, besides Kiwi Ross Taylor, hardly boasts any bighitter who can take on the rival attack.The job becomes tough with Bangalore having a cunning Zaheer Khan and wily Daniel Vettori in their ranks.Rajasthan cannot afford a defeat as it will be a huge setback for them in the play- off race.-With PTI inputslast_img read more

India move up to third place in ICC rankings

first_imgMay 01, 2017 Published on cricket SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE Team India × COMMENT India gained five points to move up to 3rd place with South Africa maintaining its pole position in the latest ICC ODI team rankings.Australia remained in the second position while India, which will defend the ICC Champions Trophy title in the UK in June, has swapped places with ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 finalist New Zealand.Both the sides have gained points following the update but India’s five-point gain against New Zealand’s increase of three means India are now ranked third with 117 points and New Zealand a notch below at fourth with 115 points in their kitty.The West Indies are in a spot of bother as per the latest rankings list released today.The eighth—ranked Pakistan has opened up a nine—point advantage over ninth—ranked the West Indies, which can prove decisive since England plus the next seven highest-ranked sides as on 30 September 2017 will qualify automatically for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.Both Pakistan and ninth—ranked West Indies have dropped points following the update — Pakistan slipping from 90 points to 88 points and the West Indies sliding from 83 points to 79 points. However, Pakistan’s pre-update seven-point gap has extended to nine points.As such, the table now reflects all matches from May 1, 2014, with matches played from May 1, 2016 carrying 100 per cent weightage.Seventh-ranked Bangladesh and sixth-ranked Sri Lanka have also conceded points.Bangladesh has surrendered one point and is now on 91 points, but its gap over eighth-ranked Pakistan has increased from two points to three.Sri Lanka, which was sitting pretty on 98 points prior to the annual update, has slid to 93 points to now lead Bangladesh by only two points. However, Sri Lanka leads the West Indies by 14 points.Meanwhile, South Africa has gained four points to remain on top with 123 points, while second—ranked Australia stay put on 118 points.England, which will host the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, has retained its fifth ranking but has moved up one point to 109.There is no change to 10th—ranked Afghanistan’s tally of 52 points, but 11th—ranked Zimbabwe has dropped two points and is now on 46 points. Ireland has gained one point and is on 43 points.Rank Team Points1. South Africa 123 (+4)2. Australia 118 (—)3. India 117 (+5)4. New Zealand 115 (+2)5. England 109 (+1)6. Sri Lanka 93 (—5)7. Bangladesh 91 (—1)8. Pakistan 88 (—2)9. West Indies 79 (—4)10. Afghanistan 52 (—)11. Zimbabwe 46 (—2)12. Ireland 43 (+1). Team India COMMENTSlast_img read more

No formal intimation about milk adulteration: Govt

first_imgNew Delhi, May 10 (PTI) No formal intimation has been received regarding adulteration of any major brand of packaged milk in the recent past, Government today told the Rajya Sabha even as it listed out a number of measures to check the sale of spurious milk across the country. “The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has informed that it has not received any formal intimation regarding adulteration of any major brand of packaged milk in recent past,” Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shripad Yesso Naik said. He was responding to a question whether recently some top brands of packaged milk have been found to be adulterated and steps being taken by the government to check packaged milk adulteration. Naik said the government has launched a pilot project in three states to check spurious milk by providing them an advanced machine, which can check 90 to 100 samples per hour. “This machine has so far been given only to three states (Delhi, UP and Chandigarh) on pilot basis. If it gives good result, we will consider to give it to all states,” the minister said. He was apparently referring to the Advanced Electronic Milk Adulteration Tester (EMAT), which can test fat, protein content, SNF (solid not fat), water content, presence of glucose and electrodes in milk. “Under the Food Safety Standards Act, 2006, the responsibility of FSSAI mainly concerns laying down science-based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availablity of safe and wholesome food for human consumption. “The implementation of enforcement of Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act, 2006 and regulations thereunder primarily rests with the state and union territory governments,” he said. PTI AMR AKKadvertisementlast_img read more

Taguinod delivers PH tankers’ first medal in Asian Age Group meet

first_imgEarlier in the day, Taguinod advanced to the final after placing second in the preliminary round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Becoming his own man DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue LATEST STORIES View comments Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Jalil Sephraim Taguinod gave the Philippines its first medal in the 10th Asian Age Group Championships at Padukone-Dravid Center for Sports and Excellence in Bengaluru, India.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Taguinod bagged the bronze medal in the 14 and Under Boys 100m Breaststroke event after clocking 1:08.77.Yamato Okadome of Japan won the gold with a time of 1:04.55. This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FIFA president lambasts Italian soccer for ‘hiding’ racism P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014?last_img read more

Terry eyes Blues manager role after Spartak rejection

first_imgJohn Terry says he still plans on becoming a manager as he begins training players at Chelsea’s academy.After declining a contract offer from Spartak Moscow in midweek, the defender returned to the Blues’ training centre to work on getting his coaching certificates.The 37-year-old has discussed the prospect of joining Maurizio Sarri’s background staff, but he hopes to have at least one more season as a player. 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! And although Terry is not sure of where he will end up, he knows his long-term objective.”Still undecided what I’m doing next,” he told The 5th Stand. “My end game is to be a manager and that’s what I’m working towards with the younger boys here.”Terry left Aston Villa at the end of last season before beginning negotiations with Spartak, but he says he is fully fit and feeling good after a break with his family.”Good seven weeks with the family, which is the first time in 22 years. Some real quality time,” he said.”Just really important to switch off after my career and reflect on things.”I was training every day. I wanted to stay fit in case something came along. I’m still waiting.”Undecided, but enjoying my time to really concentrate on my badges. It’s what I really want to do.”Chelsea boss Sarri said he would welcome Terry into his staff, but understands his decision to keep playing.”Of course [he would be welcome]. He would be a point of reference for me and everybody here,” he said.”It’s up to him, if he wants to play for another season I think it’s right he tries to play. If he wants to help us I am happy [for him to do so]. Here is John Terry’s home.”One avenue has been ruled out for him, however, as his former Chelsea and England team-mate Frank Lampard denied interest in signing him for Derby County.”John is a fantastic leader, a fantastic player and he’s got a lot to offer. But we have options in defence, so there’s no more movement from us,” he said.last_img read more

Wimbledon: Roger Federer warns fab four are ready to protect domination

first_imgRoger Federer warned on Saturday that he and the rest of the big four of men’s tennis were going to be as tough to beat as ever at Wimbledon this year as they seek to continue their astonishing monopoly of the event .In the last 14 editions, one of either Federer, the seven-time champion, double winners Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, or triple victor Novak Djokovic has lifted the men’s singles title at The All England Club.While reporters quizzed Federer on Saturday about who in the game’s young brigade could become the first man outside that quartet to win since Lleyton Hewitt in 2002, the Swiss felt it would be best to keep faith with the usual suspects.Federer’s rivals have had mixed preparations for Wimbledon. Murray’s harboured hip trouble after an early exit at Queen’s, Nadal decided to skip grasscourt warm-ups to rest his body after winning the French Open while Djokovic burst into life earlier on Saturday by winning the Eastbourne title.Do not be fooled, suggested Federer. All these 30-something luminaries would again be “tough to beat”.”Depending how fit it is, if he’s anything close to 100 percent physically, I consider him (Murray) one of the big favourites to win the tournament. It’s that simple. It’s the same for Novak and the same for Rafa,” reckoned Federer.”I think it’s very even when we put it all out on the line. Everybody has their own little story right now.”Queen’s for Andy (where he was knocked out early) doesn’t matter so much because I feel like he’s one of the best players in the first week at Wimbledon, so I don’t worry too much for him there. He can play himself into shape for week two.advertisement”Novak is just coming back from winning Eastbourne now. Rafa is coming in red hot from the clay. So I see it positive for them rather than negative in some shape, which I’m sure people will try to see that way.”But I see that they are going to be tough to beat here.”Federer himself seemed to have recaptured a touch of his fantastic early-season spark which saw him down Nadal in an epic Australian Open five-set final as he lifted his favourite pre-Wimbledon grasscourt title in Halle.Yet the 35-year-old is too old a hand to insist that this is going to be a four-horse race.”Yeah, it’s been very dominant by a few players here at Wimbledon. That’s surprising. It’s like that — but it can change tomorrow very quickly.”It is not just the younger guns, headed, he says, by Milos Raonic, Kei Nishikori, Grigor Dimitrov, Alexander Zverev, Nick Kyrgios and Dominic Thiem who “are in a good spot right now where they can go very deep”.”Then, I do believe the favourites are the other players. I include the likes of (Marin) Cilic into that, Stan (Wawrinka), guys who have done it before,” added the Swiss.Nobody, of course, has done it before as often as the 18-time grand slam champion Federer himself, who admitted it “hurt” to miss out on competing on the sapping clay of the French Open when he knew he was fit and raring to go.”No compromise really. I gave myself the best chance for the grass, so I would never look back and have regrets once I came here,” he said.”Even though I was happy on the clay for a couple days, I just felt like, you know what, anything other than winning there feels like I’m not giving myself the best chance for Wimbledon.”last_img read more

Mysterious back injury threatens Mirabai’s Asiad bid

first_imgThreat of a possible withdrawal from the upcoming Asian Games looms largely over Commonwealth Games gold medallist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, as a mysterious back injury has left her huff and puff.Doctors across the country have failed to diagnose Mirabai’s recurring lower back injury, sustained during the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast in April. With just four weeks to the multi-disciplinary event, to be held in Jakarta, Mirabai is racing against time to get fit, consolidating herself to just body building and strengthening exercises at the NIS, Patiala.According to national coach Vijay Sharma, the 24-year-old hasn’t lifted heavy weights for the past six to eight weeks and with clear instructions to not aggravate her injury, the upcoming two weeks will decide the fate of the Manipur girl’s Asiad participation.”She hasn’t done any kind of weightlifting in the past 6 to 8 weeks and we are a bit worried now,” Vijay told MAIL TODAY.”Honestly, we have no clue about the kind of injury she is suffering. We consulted many doctors in India, and even went to Mumbai recently, but all tests have come back normal. Even the MRI scan has come clean. Doctors have just asked her to take proper rest. We have restricted her to just strengthening and body building. A decision on her participation will be taken in the next two weeks but we are hoping for the best,” he added.Mirabai is slated to lead the five-member weightlifting charge at the Games, having been the flag bearer of country’s distinct show in the sport over the past year. She is enjoying a rejuvenated career in weightlifting, winning gold medal at the World Championships last year.advertisementShe repeated the feat at the CWG in April. The injury comes as a setback for the lifter, who was set to compete in the 48kg category in Jakarta. At the 2014 Asian Games, Mirabai finished at a dis-mal ninth position in a campaign that saw none of the six lifters returning home with a medal.”The hope is to get her fit in time but we can’t neglect the other four lifters in the fray. Bar-ring Mira, I’m still sure we’ll win at least two medals at the Asiad. Everyone is working hard at the national camp,” Vijay addressed.Apart from Mirabai, Rakhi Halder (63kg) is the only female lifter in the squad. The other members include CWG gold medallists, Sathish Sivalingam and Ajay Singh and the CWG bronze medalist Vikas Thakur. While Sathish and Ajay would be competing in the 77kg event, Vikas would be competing in the 94kg event.last_img read more

Cover More Ground: Salewa

first_imgIf you’re serious about backpacking, climbing, or bagging a few summits this summer, you’re going to have to graduate to top-shelf gear. We’re not talking about taking a short hike in your running shoes. No, if you’re going to be putting on double digit miles in a day – or even ambitious enough to tackle a week of backpacking – your boots are the first thing you should start upgrading. The boot gurus at Salewa were kind enough to help us select a few pairs for any mountain adventure this year, and we’ve been logging some trail miles in anticipation of some big spring treks.Related: 5 Most Physically Challenging Hikes | Winter Stoke: Outdoor Retailer 2015Alp Flow GTXThe Alp Flow is Salewa’s crown jewel hiking boot. It features GORE-TEX Surround technology, which means short of jumping in a lake you’ll enjoy dry feet for every mile. A burly Vibram sole stands up to extreme punishment – ours have nearly a hundred miles on them and still look brand new. Finally, the 3F fit system ensures a blister free ride no matter how far the trail takes you. Look for them to hit retailers later this summer.MTN TrainerFor technical terrain, a boot or shoe designed with climbing in mind is your ticket to the top. The Mountain Trainer series comes in both low and mid-top heights. Its toe is stiff enough to provide some edge grip should you need to scramble up steep rock. The lace system goes all the way to your toes, enabling you to dial the fit perfectly.Ramble GTXThe Ramble is much more of a mellow, lifestyle shoe than Salewa has previously offered. However, don’t let that fool you. This year it is getting updated with GORE-TEX Surround, and has the same 3F fit heritage that all Salewa boots do. We love this shoe for logging days at the office and thousand-mile commutes by airplane, but it has performed well on a couple of spontaneous evening treks to catch a sunset from the trail. The Best Men’s Chukka Boots for 2019 You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Men Editors’ Recommendations 1. Salewa 3. Salewacenter_img How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall The Best Men’s Trail Running Gear for Warm Weather The Best American Liqueur last_img read more

Human Rights Inquiry Settles

first_imgA complaint of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and sexual harassment, that was before a board of inquiry, has been settled. The complainant, whose name is banned from publication, claimed that while employed at the Nova Scotia Youth Facility in Waterville, his co-workers and a supervisor sexually harassed him over a six-year period due to perceptions of his sexual orientation. The institution, as part of the settlement terms, agreed to work with the Human Rights Commission to ensure that practices and services offered within the facility, and in particular to vulnerable groups such as homosexual young persons, are optimal. The settlement agreement does not address financial compensation. The board chair, Cheryl Hodder has concluded the inquiry because of the settlement. In her decision, Ms. Hodder states the settlement is consistent with the purposes of the Human Rights Act and, in particular, with its goals of recognizing individual dignity, equality and the role of public agencies in protecting and promoting the equal opportunity of all persons in the province to enjoy a full and productive life. Krista Daley, CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, said that settlement is the preferred approach to resolving human rights disputes. “The commission is pleased that the case was settled to the satisfaction of all parties. We look forward to continuing to work with Correctional Services on training their staff in the area of human rights.” Before the matter was settled, the inquiry heard evidence that the complainant was subjected to harassment but that he also participated in it. The employer’s evidence showed that front-line management assumed that his participation meant he had consented and therefore it was not an offence under the Human Rights Act. The commission pointed out that the complainant was trying to fit in as a way of avoiding further harassment and questioning of his sexuality so his participation was therefore not true consent.last_img read more

Railway drive to check touts

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to stop touts posing as travel agents and issuing fake tickets, the Eastern Railway has launched has launched a special drive named Mission Takal-07 in Howrah Division a month ahead of Durga Puja.Eastern Railway’s RPF has launched a special drive on Tuesday. A team of 12 RPF personnel, in coordination with Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), nabbed touts involved in e-ticketing scam or selling tickets illegally. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe RPF personnel raided 14 different areas covering the entire Howrah Division viz Ambika Kalna, Azimganj, Barddhaman, two locations at Nalikul (Bus stand & Railway station), Tarakeswar, Bally, Chandanpur, Kuntighat, Raghunathpur, Salkia, Pakur and two locations at Howrah area. During such intensive raids, 15 persons were arrested and 238 tickets worth Rs 3, 79,771 lakh approximately were seized. It might be mentioned that the fake user IDs were generated to book these tickets in an unauthorized manner only for the business purpose. During this operation, articles and equipment used for e- touting were seized by the RPF teams and arrested persons are booked under section 143 of Railways Act. Raids were also conducted at Jamalpur, Bhagalpur, Sahibganj and Malda. As many as 788 cases were detected with realization of Rs 3,51,278 as fare and fine.last_img read more

Stroke deaths last year below 2000 for first time in years

first_imgTHE NUMBER OF stroke deaths in Ireland has fallen below the 2,000 mark for the first time in years, following a 9 per cent fall in mortality in the last four years, figures revealed today.Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures showed the number of deaths nationally fell by 188 to 1,928 to the end of 2012 despite our ageing population and a dramatic increase globally in the incidence of the disease. The figures also confirmed that almost twice as many women as men died from stroke.Today on World Stroke Day the Irish Heart Foundation issued a ‘Red Alert’ to women to be vigilant about the warning signs of stroke after the statistics revealed that 53 per cent more women than men died from stroke here in 2012.The charity’s spokesperson Chris Macey said: “The higher death rate from stroke among women is not widely known. The fact is that stroke kills almost twice as many women as breast cancer in Ireland which is why we are particularly asking women to make a special effort to be aware of the FAST warning signs today on World Stroke Day.”The F.A.S.T. acronym stands for: Face – has their face fallen on one side?Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there?Speech – is their speech slurred?Time – time to call 999 if you see any one of these signs.“By knowing the warning signs, people can have a huge influence on their outcome after stroke, but only if they act on them,” Macey said. “The average stroke destroys roughly two million brain cells every minute, so the quicker you get to hospital after a stroke, literally the more of your brain can be saved. But you have to call an ambulance immediately. There’s no advantage in knowing the signs if you don’t act on them.”Read: Two thirds of Irish adults are eating more fat than their body needs>Read: More than half of Irish people over 50 have two or more chronic diseases>last_img read more

Box Hill gets Australian born president

first_imgGeorge Kapnias is the first Australian-born Greek to be elected as President of the Greek Orthodox Community of Box Hill and Districts (GOCBHD) in its 45 year history. Mr Kapnias has been involved in the community for the last five years and was elected president in the last election. “It’s an honour and a privilege to represent such a good benevolent organisation,” he told Neos Kosmos. “The Box Hill community has a long history of philanthropy, they donate thousands of dollars every year to other organisations, the community is tight-knit and is predominately first generation Greeks, and I think their mission is one that needs to be supported and recognised.” The GOCBHD has made donations in excess of $100,000 towards organisations such as the Victorian Bush Fire Appeal, the Queensland Flood Victims Appeal, the Box Hill, Royal Children’s and Peter McCallum Hospitals, The Heart Foundation and many more. The Community also sponsors children in Africa via its ongoing annual contribution to World Vision. “It is so rewarding to be involved in an organisation that is so giving and is true to the spirit of community,” says Mr Kapnias. Born in Balwyn, Mr Kapnias has spent his whole life living in the area and knows too well the needs of the community. “As the first generation Greek migrant population begins to age, it is incumbent upon my generation to take on the responsibilities of operating the Community. We have such a rich inheritance – culture, traditions, language and religion – and are blessed for the fact that we are able to express our heritage in open and democratic Australia.” The redevelopment of the community’s facility is his first task at hand as president, ensuring GOCBHD provides the services that are needed by their community. He says building a new classroom for the community language school – that they provide for free from prep to year 10 – is one of their top priorities, as is ensuring they have the facilities for their elderly citizens group. The GOCBHD has one of the largest and most active elderly citizens group, that meets three times a week, so he says it’s important to nurture and give the ageing population an outlet to meet. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

HP corrige une faille de sécurité touchant ses imprimantes

first_imgHP corrige une faille de sécurité touchant ses imprimantes Le fabricant Hewlett Packard met à la disposition de ses utilisateurs un correctif pour faire face à une faille de sécurité qui affecte potentiellement les imprimantes HP LaserJet.Il y a quelques semaines, deux chercheurs de l’université américaine de Columbia ont révélé l’existence d’une faille permettant de prendre à distance le contrôle des imprimantes LaserJet d’HP mais aussi d’accéder à des données provenant des documents imprimés. À lire aussiHP et Oracle : la guerre aurait pu être évitéeD’après ces chercheurs, la faille pourrait même permettre à un pirate de faire chauffer l’un des modules de l’imprimante jusqu’à ce qu’il prenne feu. Celle-ci serait en fait située dans le système de mise à jour automatique du firmware des imprimantes, qui n’utilise pas systématiquement de certificat numérique pour authentifier le contenu qu’il reçoit. Ce qui est pourtant obligatoire depuis 2009, rapporte Cnet France. Or, si HP avait démenti l’absence de cette sécurité, le fabricant avait reconnu une certaine vulnérabilité de ces produits. Aussi, il vient tout juste de mettre en ligne un correctif pour les imprimantes LaserJet : les utilisateurs doivent juste se connecter à la page d’assistance de leur pays où ils pourront trouver la mise à jour de sécurité. Néanmoins, en plus du système de certificat, il est recommandé de placer son imprimante derrière un pare-feu voire de désactiver la mise à jour du firmware, d’après Cnet France.  Le 27 décembre 2011 à 15:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Les hyènes préhistoriques chassaientelles les humains

first_imgLes hyènes préhistoriques chassaient-elles les humains ?Des chercheurs d’Afrique du Sud ont analysé des excréments fossilisés de hyène découverts dans ce pays et y ont montré la présence de poils ou de cheveux humains. Il y a quelque 250 000 ans, l’animal – en charognard ou en chasseur carnassier – se serait donc nourri sur le corps d’hominidés. C’est dans le système de grottes de Gladysvale, dans la vallée de Sterkfontein, en Afrique du Sud, qu’ont été trouvées, voici quelques années, des sortes de ‘latrines’ utilisées par des hyènes il y a entre 195.000 et 257.000 ans. Les excréments fossilisés trouvés à cet endroit viennent d’être analysés par des chercheurs de l’Université de Witwatersrand (Johannesburg). Et surprise, ces derniers contenaient… des cheveux, ou poils, humains.Au total, ce sont pas moins de 48 poils qui ont été extraits de 12 coprolithes (crottes fossilisées) à l’aide de pinces fines. Ils ont ensuite été examinés à l’aide d’un microscope électronique à balayage, puis comparés aux données d’une base documentaire ainsi qu’à des échantillons pileux appartenant à 15 mammifères actuels de la région. Publiés dans la revue Journal of Archaeological Science, les résultats indiquent que les coprolithes appartiennent probablement à des hyènes brunes (Hyaena brunnea), une espèce qui vit encore aujourd’hui.Mais les résultats suggèrent surtout que les hyènes chassaient et dévoraient les hominidés, ou bien, en charognards, se nourrissaient de leurs dépouilles. Deux possibilités que les chercheurs ne peuvent toutefois départager dans le cas présent, les hyènes étant connues pour être à la fois des animaux chasseurs et des charognards.  Des proies comme les autres Cette découverte est un rappel que les humains et nos cousins étaient à cette époque “plus bas dans la chaine alimentaire que nous ne le sommes aujourd’hui”, a commenté dans un mail Randall Susman, paléoanthropologue de la Brook University de New York, non impliqué dans l’étude. “Nos progéniteurs qui vivaient il y a 200.000 ans étaient juste des éléments de la faune, plutôt que les rois de la colline”, a ajouté Susman cité par le National Geographic. Cependant, les chercheurs ignorent à quelle espèce d’humain ces cheveux ou poils appartiennent, dans la mesure où le fossile récolté est ici très limité. Mais l’âge des cheveux (entre 195.000 et 257.000 ans) “couvre le moment juste avant celui où nous pensons que les humains modernes ont émergé et coïncide avec l’existence et la fin des Homo heidelbergensis”, a expliqué Lucinda Backwell, paléoanthropologue co-auteur de l’étude. “Les cheveux pourraient appartenir à l’un des deux, ou bien sûr à une espèce pas encore reconnue”.Un aperçu de l’environnementÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En outre, Phillip Taru et Lucinda Backwell, les auteurs de l’étude, ont trouvé dans ces crottes fossilisées de hyène brune des poils de phacochère, de zèbre, d’impala et de koudou (grande antilope). Un bon aperçu de l‘environnement dans lequel vivaient hominidés archaïques ou proto-sapiens et mammifères, dans l’Afrique méridionale d’il y a un quart de million d’années(Crédits photo : Phillip Taru / Lucinda Backwell)Le 6 octobre 2013 à 13:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

WWE extends television deal in Spain through 2016

first_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Impact Wrestling announces move to AXS TV following Bound for Glory on October 20 Pinterest Facebook Velvet Sky Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE and Full Sail University announce expanded partnership for NXT Television Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twittercenter_img Videos Articles WWE issued the following press release today:ATRESMEDIA AND WWE® EXTEND PARTNERSHIP IN SPAINMadrid and Stamford, Conn., November 13, 2014 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) and ATRESMEDIA announced today that they have extended their television distribution agreement and promotional partnership for two more years through 2016.Since originally partnering in 2013, the ratings for WWE’s flagship program, Monday Night Raw® and SmackDown® have more than doubled over the past year, which has led to the agreement being extended for another two years on ATRESMEDIA’s channel NEOX.Additionally, tonight’s WWE live event at the Palacio Vistalegre Arena in Madrid is sold out, making it WWE’s best-selling event in Madrid since 2006.“We are very excited to continue our partnership with WWE, something we started a year ago with a clear plan to build the brand consistently for the future in Spain. The results are already here and we think that WWE together with ATRESMEDIA is a perfect match both for the audience and for the brand strength,” said Jose Antonio Antón, Director of Programming and Complementary Channels, ATRESMEDIA.“WWE is thrilled to extend our partnership with ATRESMEDIA in Spain for another two years,” said Gerrit Meier, Executive Vice President, International, WWE. “This agreement is a great example of the integrated approach we take with our partners around the world to promote both our television programming and live events to ensure significant growth of our brand.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:13Loaded: 100.00%0:14Remaining Time -0:17 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 WhatsApp WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Google+ Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Broward Animal Care shelter set to host adoption event in Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Broward’s animal shelter is hosting a three-day adoption event this weekend in Fort Lauderdale.The shelter will be waiving fees for all dogs and cats, including the $20 deposit to hold a stray or lost pet.Adopters will receive a special swag bag as part of the promotion.The goal is to empty kennels in preparation for next week’s deep cleaning and sanitization of the entire facility. Officials said the shelter will be closed on Sept. 11 for this to take place.The adoption event will run from Friday to Sunday at Broward County Animal Care, located at 2400 S.W. 42nd St.For more information, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

COMING TO THE SHRINERS Country Western Night On November 30

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Aleppo Shriners are holding its annual Country Western Night, featuring The Goat Roper Band and DJ Rich & Kathleen Crocker, on Friday, November 30, 2018 in the Fez Room at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). Doors open at 6:30pm. Dance lessons begin at 8pm. Tickets cost $10. Kids 12 and under are FREE. All proceeds will benefit the Shriners Transportation Fund.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCOMING TO THE SHRINERS: Country Western Night On August 6In “Community”The Wilmington Insider For November 30, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”SAVE THE DATE: Feztival of Trees Coming To Shriners Auditorium On November 22-24In “Community”last_img read more