Must-Read After Effects Articles: Spring 2015

first_imgGet inspired and gain some knowledge with these info-packed After Effects articles.There’s a lot to read and learn out there about After Effects, but you don’t have to waste your time watching hundreds of tutorials. Instead, scroll through this curated list that we compiled just for you. Here are 9 of our favorite After Effects articles for Spring of 2015.1. 11 Must-Know After Effects Keyboard Shortcuts There’s no quicker way to dramatically increase your workflow in After Effects than to learn keyboard shortcuts. A few seconds shaved off here and there can quickly add up to hours saved in post. Author Micheal James shares his 11 must-know keyboard shortcuts for After Effects.2. Creating a Shockwave Effect With Trapcode Particular in After Effects The Trapcode Particular plug-in is an incredibly powerful and customizable particle generator. In this awesome tutorial, Daniel Brodesky shares how to create a ‘Motion Pulse’ inspired shockwave effect using only built-in effects in AE.3. Three Quick Tips to Make Your After Effects Compositing Look Way Better When it comes to VFX, the secret to selling your scene is compositing. In this quick After Effects tutorial, Ruan Lotter of TunnelvizionTV shares a few tips and tricks for better compositing in After Effects.4. After Effects Tip: Using Motion Sketch Did you know you can track your mouse movements in After Effects? In this quick tutorial from Caleb Ward, we take a look at how to use this helpful feature.5. Chromatic aberration: Creation and Fixes with After Effects Unless you are trying to make your footage look ‘vintage’, chromatic aberration can be an incredibly annoying phenomenon to deal with. In this quick tutorial, Rich Young shares a few ways to create and fix chromatic aberration in After Effects.6. 10 Awesome After Effects Secrets No matter how long you’ve used After Effects, there’s always more to learn. In this tutorial, Matt Jylkka of Mt. Mograph shares ten awesome After Effects secrets.7. Everything You Need to Know About Getting Illustrator Content into After Effects Having the ability to cross-integrate Adobe programs makes working in After Effects that much better. In this quick tutorial by Joey Korenman, we take a look at how to use the Illustrator/After Effects Integration.8. Using the SourceRectAtTime Expression in After Effects Not familiar with the sourceRectAtTime expression in After Effects? No worries! In this quick AE tutorial, Evan Abrams shows us how to utilize the sourceRectAtTime expression to create automatically scaling lower thirds in After Effects.9. The 15 Best Free Fonts for Motion Design Picking the right font for motion design can be a real challenge. Instead of wasting time looking for the right font, check out these 15 free fonts compiled by our friends at RocketStock. Each one is easy to read, making it a great choice on-screen.While you’re at RocketStock, be sure to download a few of their AE freebies. Want to learn even more about working with After Effects? Check out the After Effects section here on the PremiumBeat blog. We have hundreds of articles and tutorials dedicated to helping you become a better motion graphic designer.  Have any other After Effects articles/resources/tips/tricks/tutorials that you’d like share?Let us hear all about them in the comments below.last_img read more

Sea level rise: Models and observations are starting to agree

first_imgClimate change models have typically underestimated the amount of sea level rise observed over the past century. The difference could point to a problem with the models, which attempt to account for effects such as the loss of glaciers and ice caps and the fact that a warming ocean takes up more space. Or it could simply be an artifact of sea level records from tide gauges (pictured), which are particularly spotty in the early part of the 20th century. Now it turns out that the gap between models and observations isn’t as big as scientists thought. A new analysis of tide gauge data has found that oceans rose just 1.2 millimeters a year between 1901 and 1990, researchers report online today in Nature. That’s less than the 1.5-millimeters-a-year rate calculated in 2011 and cited in the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It’s also much closer to the 0.5 millimeters per year calculated by IPCC climate models. The study, which relies on a sophisticated probabilistic technique that identifies patterns linking the sparse tide gauges, also found that from 1993 to 2010, sea levels rose 3 millimeters a year—in line with other tide gauge analyses. The jump from 20th century rates to 21st century ones supports what models have been saying all along: Sea level rise is accelerating at a frighteningly rapid rate.last_img read more

Give time frame to fulfil election promises: Selja

first_imgTaking a dig at how the BJP and the JJP opposed each other during the Assembly elections, Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja on Monday said now after forming the government in the State, both parties should give a time frame by which they will fulfil their poll promises. Stressing that both parties had levelled serious allegations against each other during electioneering, the Congress leader in a statement said, “People of the State want to know the time frame by when those promises will be fulfilled and allegations investigated.” When in the Opposition, the Jannayak Janta Party had alleged a cash-for-jobs scam and the drug menace, Ms. Selja said, adding that now people were “questioning it” for extending support to the BJP despite “opposing them tooth and nail” during electioneering. “People are seeing this as a betrayal of faith,” she said alluding to the post-poll alliance between the two parties. BJP promisesAttacking the BJP, the State Congress chief said the BJP had made many promises in the 2014 elections, which it “failed to fulfil” in the past five years of its rule.last_img read more

Sania-Dodig set up French Open mixed doubles final against Paes-Hingis

first_imgSecond seeds Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig came back from being a set down to defeat third seeds Kristina Mladenovic and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the French Open mixed doubles semi-final on Thursday to setup the summit clash against Leander Paes and Martina Hingis.The Indo-Croatian pair of Mirza and Dodig registered a hard-fought 4-6, 6-3, 12-10 victory over local favourites Mladenovic and Herbert on the Suzanne-Lenglen court.Meanwhile, Paes and Hingis had to face stiff challenge from sixth seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Edouard Roger-Vasselin but ultimately prevailed 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 in the first semi-final.The mixed doubles final will take place at the Philippe-Chatrier centre-court on Sunday.last_img

Warriors Take 2-0 Lead on Blazers, Rockets Overcame Thunders, Washington Beat Atlanta

first_imgHOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 35 points and the Houston Rockets overcame 51 points from Russell Westbrook in the highest-scoring triple-double in playoff history, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-111 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round Western Conference playoff series.Westbrook set a franchise playoff scoring record and added 13 assists and 10 rebounds. It was the sixth career playoff triple-double for Westbrook, who had an NBA-record 42 in the regular season.But he shot just 4 for 18 in the fourth quarter as the Rockets clawed back from a double-digit deficit to surge ahead before holding on.Game 3 is Friday night in Oklahoma City.The game was tied before Houston scored 10 straight points with 3-pointers from Harden, Patrick Beverley and Eric Gordon to make it 114-104 with 1:22 remaining. Westbrook had four straight points to start a 7-1 run after that, but the Thunder wouldn’t get any closer.WARRIORS 110, TRAIL BLAZERS 81OAKLAND, California (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 19 points on an off night, JaVale McGee sparked Golden State off the bench with 15 points, and the short-handed Warriors beat Portland in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series without injured leading scorer Kevin Durant.Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, center, drives to the basket as Portland Trail Blazers’ Maurice Harkless, left, and Al-Farouq Aminu (8) defend during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)McGee shined on a night none of the usual stars found their consistent shooting strokes. The backup big man made all seven of his field-goal attempts and delivered several more of his signature alley-oop dunks as Durant watched with a strained left calf he hurt in the playoff opener Sunday.Draymond Green had another fantastic all-around game, getting 12 rebounds, 10 assists, six points and three more blocked shots after swatting five in Sunday’s win.Curry went 6 for 18 and also had six assists and six rebounds. Klay Thompson was 6 of 17 with 16 points and CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard were hardly were the dynamic scoring duo for Portland they’d been combining for 75 points only three days earlier.WIZARDS 109, HAWKS 101WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rough-and-tumble, foul-filled game, Bradley Beal took over in the fourth quarter with 16 of his 31 points, including a key late 3-pointer, helping Washington beat Atlanta for a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.John Wall earned chants of “M-V-P!” while finishing with 32 points and nine assists, including the dish to Beal for his shot from beyond the arc with 38 seconds remaining that sealed the win for the hosts.Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, right, is guarded by Atlanta Hawks forward Ersan Ilyasova, left, during the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, in Washington, Sunday, April 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)Washington, which trailed 78-74 entering the final period, won despite only a combined seven points from starting forwards Markieff Morris and Otto Porter Jr., who were both in foul trouble early.The series now shifts to Atlanta for Game 3 on Saturday.Paul Millsap led the Hawks with 27 points and 10 rebounds, and Dennis Schroder scored 23 points. But Dwight Howard had only seven rebounds, half his Game 1 total, and six points.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Honor 8C with Snapdragon 632 chip in India (Lead)

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Huawei’s sub-brand Honor on Thursday launched Honor 8C in India at a starting price of Rs 11,999 for 4GB + 32GB storage variant.It would also be available in 4GB + 64GB storage configuration for Rs 12,999 on Amazon India starting December 10.”The Honor 8C will make its mark in India as the world’s first device to be powered by Snapdragon 632 platform. With this phone, we mark another effort towards giving consumers a high performance product,” Suhail Tariq, Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said in a statement. The device is backed by a 4000mAh battery, a dual rear camera set-up with 13MP + 2MP artificial intelligence (AI) sensors and a 6.26-inch HD+ display with notch.The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset and runs the company’s own EMUI 8.2 OS which is a first from Honor in an entry-level smartphone, the company said. There’s a “do not disturb” mode dedicated for gaming enthusiasts to stop notifications, alerts and calls while playing games. The Honor 8C also sports AI “Face Unlock” and has an 8MP front-facing camera with soft light.–IANSksc/mag/bglast_img read more

Fabregas: I told Redknapp his team was s***

first_imgFàbregas ‘I told him his team plays like s***!’ – Fabregas reveals spat with Harry Redknapp Goal Last updated 2 years ago 02:55 10/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cesc Fabregas Chelsea Getty Images Premier League Arsenal Chelsea The Chelsea midfielder is now on great terms with the former Tottenham manager, but their relationship has endured some rocky moments Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has revealed he once trashed Harry Redknapp’s management style in a heated bust-up between the pair.The midfielder has come up against Redknapp on countless occasions with Arsenal and Chelsea, while the manager has trained the likes of Tottenham, Southampton, Portsmouth, West Ham and Queens Park Rangers in a lengthy career on the bench. Indeed, Fabregas had trouble remembering just what Redknapp club he was facing when the argument began, and it was the boss’ son Jamie that prompted him to recall it was Portsmouth.  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. Cesc GFX“It was the end of the game, I was young and stupid and just want to win,” Fabregas laughed during an appearance on A League of their Own. “I saw him (Redknapp) there in the tunnel at the Emirates and I just said, ‘your team plays like s***!’ “‘You just defend horrible football like this’. Obviously with the players they had at the time it was all they could do, because we were playing quite well. “He just turned around and said, ‘you are a horrible man!’ “And after that we’ve been best friends, every time I went to apologise to him we hug, we talk, he’s an amazing man.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Vero Watches Put a Modern Spin on a Retro Style

first_img Next The simple and supremely functional design of this watch makes for easy time-telling in style. A 316L steel case with sapphire crystal front and back — along with nickel-plated, ceramic-coated dial function — serve as the base for the beautiful watch face, which also features polished, black oxide-coated steel hands and Swiss Super-Luminova illumination (meaning you’ll be able to know it’s midnight even if it’s pitch-black outside).The Rally’s strap is genuine tan leather with cream-colored stitching. The timepiece also features a Swiss Sellita SW 210 movement, is hand-wound, and has a 42-hour power reserve.See ItVero 36 Hand Wound Sunset – $1,080 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Previous The coloring on the sunset watch, while meant to mimic an actual sunset, is more reminiscent of an old-school Astros’ jersey, which actually fits perfectly with the throwback, 1970s styling in the watch’s shape, tan leather strap, and numerals.The Sunset watch’s case is machined from 316L stainless steel with a nickel-plated brass dial that boasts a ceramic coating for extra strength and protection. This ceramic coating also provides the central navy color and the fringe orange, red, and yellow bands circumscribing the face. On the back, a sapphire case affords a clear view of the movement and other mechanisms.What’s under the hood is the same as the Rally: a hand-wound Swiss Sellita SW 210 movement and a 42-hour power reserve.See ItIf these are a too pricey for you, take a look at the best watches under $500 for more wallet-friendly options. The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now Previous Vero Watches began in Portland, Oregon, in 2015 with the dream of building quality timepieces out of as many American made components as possible.The brand describes itself as such: “We produce high-quality watches remaining transparent in our production and true to our customer. We source the highest quality components available and use parts that are made in the U.S.A. wherever possible. Every watch is designed and prototyped in-house, where we also do all our own polishing, finishing and engraving. Finally, we assemble and test each watch to ensure we’re bringing you a great finished product that we’re proud to stand behind.”Three years after its founding, Vero is finally hitting its stride with the release of two 36 mm watches: the 36 Hand Wound Rally and the 36 Hand Wound Sunset. Both are beautiful with a punchy, unique look and styling that is at once both retro and modern. They also price in reasonably at just over $1,000.Take a closer look at Vero Watches’ two new timepieces below.Vero 36 Hand Wound Rally – $1,080 1 of 2 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional 1 of 2 Next Editors’ Recommendations The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now last_img read more

Kashmir on edge Security beefed up restrictions imposed many leaders detained or

first_imgSrinagar: Kashmir remained on edge as the authorities stepped up security at vital installations and in sensitive areas, suspended mobile internet services and either “arrested” or “detained” several leaders in fast-paced developments on Sunday night. Officials said restrictions on movement of people would come into force in Kashmir Valley at the crack of dawn. The officials said former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti would not be allowed to move out of their respective house in view of the restrictions, while Congress leader Usman Majid and CPI(M) MLA M Y Tarigami claimed to have been arrested around midnight. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details However, no official confirmation of the arrests was immediately available. “I believe I’m being placed under house arrest from midnight tonight & the process has already started for other mainstream leaders. No way of knowing if this is true but if it is then I’ll see all of you on the other side of whatever is in store,” National Conference leader Abdullah tweeted. “To the people of Kashmir, we don’t know what is in store for us but I am a firm believer that what ever Almighty Allah has planned it is always for the better, we may not see it now but we must never doubt his ways. Good luck to everyone, stay safe & above all PLEASE STAY CALM,” he said in another tweet. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Reacting to the development, Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba said, “How ironic that elected representatives like us who fought for peace are under house arrest. The world watches as people & their voices are being muzzled in J&K. The same Kashmir that chose a secular democratic India is facing oppression of unimaginable magnitude. Wake up India.” Responding to Abdullah’s tweet, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said, “You are not alone @OmarAbdullah. Every Indian democrat will stand with the decent mainstream leaders in Kashmir as you face up to whatever the government has in store for our country. Parliament is still in session & our voices will not be stilled.” “What is going on in J&K? Why would leaders be arrested overnight while having done no wrong? If Kashmiris are our citizens &their leaders our partners, surely the mainstream ones must be kept on board while we act against terrorists & separatists? If we alienate them, who’s left?” he said in another tweet. Mobile Internet services have been suspended in Kashmir Valley, the officials said, adding that satellite phones were being provided to police officials and district magistrates. The government imposed restrictions under Section 144 CrPC in Srinagar district with effect from midnight. As per the order, there will be no movement of public and all educational institutions shall also remain closed. There will be a complete bar on holding any kind of public meetings or rallies during the period of operation of this order. After the Jammu and Kashmir administration curtailed the Amarnath Yatra and asked pilgrims and tourists to leave the valley at the earliest on Friday, anxious residents continue to throng markets to stock on essentials and serpentine queues have been visible outside shops and fuel stations. The Anantnag district administration, in view of “panic stocking”,ordered all fuel station dealers not to sell petrol or diesel without permission from the district magistrate or an authorised officer. Various educational institutions in Kashmir Valley also directed their students to vacate hostels. The authorities in Jammu and Udhampur district also ordered closure of schools and colleges as precautionary measures. The University of Jammu will remain closed on Monday and all scheduled examinations have been postponed. The authorities have imposed night curfew in Kishtwar, Rajouri districts and Banihal area of Ramban district. Additional paramilitary forces, which arrived in Kashmir in the past few days, have been deployed across the city and in other vulnerable areas of the valley, the officials said. The strength of the security personnel has been increased around vital installations such as the civil secretariat, police headquarters, airport and various central government establishments in the city, they said. Barricades have been erected on many arterial roads, including the entry and exit points to Srinagar, the summer capital of the state. Riot control vehicles have also been kept on standby in some areas where apprehension of law and order disturbances is more, the officials added. In Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with top security officials on Sunday and is believed to have discussed the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The hour-long meeting was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and other senior officials. Political parties in J-K had expressed apprehensions about such action after the Centre deployed additional troops and curtailed the Amarnath Yatra. Jammu and Kashmir Governor S P Malik had earlier dismissed speculations that the Centre might be planning to do away with Article 35A of the Constitution, which gives exclusive rights to the state’s residents in government jobs and land. The parties on Sunday unanimously resolved to fight any attempt to abrogate the constitutional provisions that guarantee it special status or any move to trifurcate the state or “unconstitutional delimitation”, NC leader Farooq Abdullah said. The meeting was also attended by Mehbooba, Omar Abdullah, Taj Mohiuddin (Congress), Muzaffar Beig (PDP), Sajad Lone and Imran Ansari (Peoples Conference), Shah Faesal (J&K Peoples Movement) and M Y Tarigami (CPI-M).last_img read more

Dan Aykroyd narrating new history series The World Without Canada

first_img Twitter TORONTO — Canadian comedy star Dan Aykroyd will narrate History’s new original documentary series “The World Without Canada.” The three-part program will air May 31, June 1 and June 2 on History. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment It looks at Canada’s influence and innovations by imagining a modern world without this country. “Canadians are generally humble about the game-changing contributions and extraordinary achievements to humankind’s advancements we’ve made both here and around the world,” Aykroyd, who was born in Ottawa, said in a statement. Advertisement The series focuses on Canada’s natural resources, technological and medical breakthroughs, and humanitarian efforts. Login/Register With:center_img Facebook We’re thrilled to announce that our upcoming 3-part documentary event, #WorldWithoutCanada, will be narrated by @dan_aykroyd! pic.twitter.com/3gQQ1qtsGG— HISTORY Canada (@HistoryTVCanada) May 11, 2017 Advertisement “I’m proud to be part of this entertaining and suspenseful project that unapologetically showcases these accomplishments through an eye-opening lens where Canada doesn’t exist.” CGI graphics illustrate the global ripple effect that would occur if Canada’s contributions failed to exist. Canadian experts featured in the show include data scientist and futurist Juliette Powell, sci-fi author Robert J. Sawyer, and historian David O’Keefe. Advertisementlast_img read more

UN commission adopts dozens of new food standards

The Codex Alimentarius Commission – which was created in 1963 by the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – recently wrapped up its annual meeting which was attended by an unprecedented 133 countries this year.Commission Secretary Kazuaki Miyagishima said additional regulations must be up to global standards. “It is important that the extra safety measures are taken using the same rigorous and internationally recognized principles, not only to protect consumers, but to ensure they are consistent with multilateral trade rules,” he said.Both WHO and FAO lauded the efforts by Codex to prevent antimicrobial resistance in bacteria in food, and stated their readiness to support the Commission in the use of nanotechnology and the risk-benefit assessment of fish consumption, among other areas.To raise funds for this new work, the two UN agencies launched the Global Initiative for Food related Scientific Advise, hoping to spur support among donors and civil society.At the meeting, Codex also developed guidelines to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter, which together cause a large proportion of food-borne diseases worldwide. If dealt with efficiently, hundreds of thousands of cases of such disease could be prevented yearly.For the first time, two emerging developing countries – Brazil and Malaysia – stated their intention to contribute to the Codex Trust fund, which helps other developing countries to participate in the Commission’s meetings.The two countries’ contribution is the first example of developing economies supplying support to others in the realm of food safety.“Hopefully this example will lead several more major emerging economies to follow suit enabling a more efficient global food safety system,” said WHO’s Jorgen Schlundt.Codex codes adopted this year include a measure reducing contamination of Ochratoxin A, which is toxic to the kidneys, in wines; a revised standard for infant formulae, including those for special medical purposes to save babies’ lives; and a revised code of hygiene for eggs and egg products to protect people from bacteria such as Salmonella Enteritidis.The next meeting will begin on 30 June, 2008, in Geneva, Switzerland. 9 July 2007A United Nations commission that is the world’s highest body on food standards has adopted dozens of new and amended food standards and introduced measures to help countries establish their own regulations. read more

Government insists Indian never spoke of plot to kill President

Samaraweera said that as of this time, the only source for these allegations is a statement made by A.M. Namal Kumara. He said that while the Criminal investigation Department has yet to report any evidence substantiating the existence of such a plot, these allegations are so grave in their implication that CID detectives must take every precaution thoroughly investigate and seek to corroborate their every element, as a matter of national security. Thomas was produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrates Court, and an order to detain him in CID custody was sought and obtained.Samaraweera said that the reason CID officers sought to detain Thomas was to conduct further investigations on a suspicion that Thomas may have violated Section 5 of the Prevention of Terrorism Act No. 48 of 1978 by failing to report information pertaining to plans to commit an act of terror. The Government has insisted that an Indian man who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) never spoke of a plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena or the former President.Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera, in a statement said that the CID is conducting investigations into serious allegations of an alleged conspiracy to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, amongst others. On Monday, CID officers arrested Indian national “Marceli Thomas” in connection with this investigation. “Therefore, it is inexcusable to make such serious and inflammatory statements on a matter of public record without citing any sources or mode of corroboration.  Responsible media organisations and public figures alike should restrict their reporting on judicial matters to the written and verbal submissions made by parties before the court. Such caution is all the more paramount with regards to reporting on criminal investigations with serious implications to the security of the state,” he said. (Colombo Gazette) This suspicion was filed in writing by the CID and stated verbally in open court. Further evidence in support of this submission was shared with the Magistrate in chambers.“Several media outlets have since given wide publicity to false, unattributed claims that the CID had alleged in court that an Indian national had confirmed the existence of a plot to assassinate President Sirisena, Mr. Rajapaksa and others. These news reports are false, baseless and inflammatory. The CID has not, at any time, in either written or verbal submissions to the Magistrates Court, made any statement that could lead to the conclusion or inference that an assassination plot has been established or corroborated, whether through Mr. Thomas or by any other means,” Samaraweera said.The Minister said that journalists are free to observe any court proceedings in person or to apply for transcripts of proceedings and court filings through the Registrar of the Court. read more

Death notice – Professor emeritus Robert Capps Hoover

Robert Capps Hoover, PhD At the St. Catharines General Hospital on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Ellen Claire (Hoffman) for 67 years. Dear father of twin daughters Faith Ellen (Robert Scott) and Hope Roberta (Richard Coker). Loving grandfather of Kevin and Erick Coker and Katherine Scott. Loving brother of Janet Smithwick, Portland, Oregon, his brother in law, Ernest Hoffman and his wife Janice of Bloomington, Illinois. As a member of St. Paul St. (Silver Spire) United Church since 1971, serving as visiting elder; on Outreach Committee of Church Council; former member of Niagara Presbytery Missions Committee; Caribbean Workers Outreach Project (CWOP), co-author of Report on Casino Gambling; former member of Hamilton Conference Prophetic Witness Committee; General Council Environmental Committee. Professor Emeritus of Environmental Policy and Director of Urban and Environmental Studies (Brock University); Past President Preservation of Agricultural Lands Society (PALS); Past Board Member of Canadian Council of Churches; Niagara Peninsula Homes; Special Planning Council of St. Catharines and Thorold; Member: Royal Niagara Military Institute, Torch Club, St. Andrews Society, Probus Club, Candidate NDP Brock Provincial Riding 1977, American Institute of Certified Planners (Life) and USS Holt Association (Lt. Commander DE-706 WWII). A MemorialService will be held Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Silver Spire United Church, 366 St. Paul St., St. Catharines. Those who wish make make a Memorial Donation to Brock University, designated for the Robert C. Hoover Bursary Fund or to The Preservation of Agricultural Lands Society (PALS). Arrangements entrusted to Passfield Mortuary Services.Source: St. Catharines Standard read more

UK leader May slams populist politics Brexit absolutism

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May says she worries about the increasing “absolutism” of world politics, in a message many will see as aimed at her successor as Britain’s leader and President Donald Trump.May, who leaves office in a week, criticized the “politics of division” and said “some are losing the ability to disagree without demeaning the views of others.”May announced her resignation last month after Parliament rejected her Brexit divorce deal. It was defeated in part by pro-Brexit members of May’s Conservative Party who condemned its compromises with the EU.She used her last major speech Thursday to defend political compromise and condemn populists who give “easy answers” to complex problems.She backed the Paris climate accord and the international nuclear agreement with Iran, which Trump has rejected.The Associated Press read more

Mary Poppins star admits he could not watch film as a child

Lin-Manuel Miranda appears at the curtain call following the opening night performance of “Hamilton” at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New YorkCredit: Charles Sykes Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins returns Julie Andrews, who played Mary Poppins in 1964 and is now 83, was also invited to take a role in the sequel but politely declined, saying that she wanted it to be “Emily’s show”.Mr Miranda said he was approached about film soon after he left the cast of Hamilton, which is currently playing in the West End. “It was a lesson that has stayed with me ever since: a perfect melody will wreck you.”Mary Poppins Returns is based on later children’s novels by P. L. Travers and sees the tuneful nanny return to Cherry Tree Lane after the grown-up Banks children experience a tragedy.The films is due to include some touching nods to its 54-year-old predecessor, including a cameo from 92-year-old Dick Van Dyke, who played chimney sweep Bert in the original. Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins returnsCredit:Disney  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Lin-Manuel Miranda appears at the curtain call following the opening night performance of "Hamilton" at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York A Mary Poppins star has admitted he could not watch entire film until adulthood because ‘Feed the Birds’ made him cry.Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the smash-hit musical Hamilton, said the song’s “perfect melody” left him “wrecked” when he watched it as a child.The 38-year-old, who is currently one of the most sought-after musical actors on the planet, is now starring in a sequel to the 1964 original alongside Emily Blunt as Mary PoppinsIn an interview with Vogue, Mr Mirada, said: “Like every child who came of age after 1964, I tried and failed to spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and wished I could hold a tea party while floating in mid-air.“The only problem was I could never get past ‘Feed the Birds’. Every time I heard the chorus, I would end up in tears and switch off the video. The Puerto Rican’s star has been on rise since his hip-hop musical about the American founding father Alexander Hamilton opened in New York in 2015.The show sold out its entire run before winning the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and was nominated for a record-breaking 16 Tony awards, eventually winning 11.Talking about his new project, Mr Miranda said would have rejected any plan to remake the original Mary Poppins as it was “too perfect”.He said: “Of course, if it had been a remake I would have turned it down — the original is too perfect to tamper with – but the idea that PL Travers had continued the Poppins novels and there was a fresh story to bring to life was irresistible.“Mary’s world has always worked on many levels.” read more

Duty of Care Senior police call for the public to boycott social

Tech firms will be fined if they breach their Duty of Care The heads of tech firms could he held responsible for illegal material hosted on their platforms Molly Russell took her own life after viewing self harm content online He said he had seen nothing to give him “confidence that companies that are creating these platforms are taking their responsibilities seriously enough”.He went on: “Ultimately the financial penalties for some of the giants of this world are going to be an absolute drop in the ocean.”But if the brand starts to become tainted, and consumers start to see how certain platforms are permitting abuse, are permitting the exploitation of young people, then maybe the damage to that brand will be so significant that they will feel compelled to do something in response.”We have got to look at how we drive a conversation within our society that says ‘do you know what, we are not going to use that any more, that system or that brand or that site’ because of what they are permitting to be hosted or what they are allowing to take place.” Molly Russell took her own life after viewing self harm content onlineCredit:PA Tech firms will be fined if they breach their Duty of Care Last month, following a campaign by the Telegraph, the Government announced plans to introduce new Duty of Care laws to hold tech firms accountable for damaging material online.Platforms that host content promoting bullying, harassment, self harm, suicide, child abuse  and terrorism could face huge fines as well as senior executives being held personally responsible.But while welcoming the proposals, Mr Bailey said he feared the suggested sanctions might still not be enough to persuade the overseas firms to act. Mr Bailey said even if the proposed regulation was effective, there was still a vast problem for the authorities in dealing with the dark web, which is much harder to police.And he said as 4G and 5G networks were rolled out in more countries across the world, so further opportunities would arise for paedophiles to sexually exploit children.Mr Bailey said the extent of the problem meant that in every playground there was likely to be a child with pornography on their phone.He said there was growing generation of young men who were becoming “increasingly desensitised” to this material and were progressing to viewing illegal material.Society is “not far off the point where somebody will know somebody” who has viewed illegal images, he warned.But he ruled out working with so-called paedophile hunters, saying the vigilante groups often frustrated police investigations.He said: “I can’t deny they’ve led to convictions, but they’ve also led to people being blackmailed, people being subject of GBH (grievous bodily harm), the wrong people being accused, people committing suicide as a result of interventions, family lives being completely destroyed, in the name of what? Facebook likes.” The public should start boycotting social media companies in order to force them to act over online child abuse images, one of Britain’s most senior police officers has recommended.Chief Constable Simon Bailey, the country’s leading child protection police officer, said handing out fines to tech giants, was just a “drop in the ocean”, adding that damaging their brand might be the only way to get them to take notice.He said firms such as Google and Facebook had the technology and the funds to eradicate indecent images online, but had persistently failed to act voluntarily.Mr Bailey said it was time for consumers to consider wielding their commercial clout by boycotting the firms responsible.”Ultimately I think the only thing they will genuinely respond to is when their brand is damaged,” he explained. The heads of tech firms could he held responsible for illegal material hosted on their platforms Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Altona beating production guidance at its Outokumpu project

first_imgAltona Mining has announced another upgrade to production guidance for the 2012/2013 year at the Outokumpu project in southeast Finland, that was the subject of an IM article last September. The original forecast in July 2012 for the 2012/2013 financial year was between 5,000 and 6,000 t of copper and 5,000 to 6,000 oz of gold in concentrate. This was increased to a range of 6,500 to 7,000 t of copper and 6,500 to 7,000 oz of gold in concentrate on January 22, 2013. Recent performance at the Outokumpu project is ahead of previous market guidance reflecting an 18% improvement in copper reserve grade from 1.2% to 1.4% Cu in the upper Wallaby orebody, and the mining of higher grade stopes than previously scheduled. In particular, March was an exceptional month with 1,100 t of copper produced from the highest grade part of the Wallaby zone.Accordingly, production guidance for the year ended 30 June 2013 is as follows:Copper production – 7,500 to 8,000 t of contained copper in concentrate Gold production – 7,500 to 8,000 oz of contained gold in concentrateCurrent high grade production is not expected to continue and production in coming quarters will be at or below the global reserve grade of 1.7% Cu as production moves to lower grade areas of the Wallaby zone.Cost performance remains in line with previous guidance of the upper part of the range of $1.40-$1.60/lb.Altona Mining is a copper producer in Finland and has a major copper development project in Australia. The Outokumpu project commenced production in early 2012. The project comprises the 550,000 t/y Kylylahti underground decline mine and the recently refurbished Luikonlahti mill. The annual production rate averages 8,000 t of copper, 8,400 oz of gold and 1,600 t of zinc with a study to expand production up to 12,000 t of copper underway. Regional resources include 9 Mt in two closed mines and four unmined resources within 30 km of the Luikonlahti mill.Altona’s other core asset is the Roseby copper project near Mt Isa in Queensland and is one of Australia’s largest known, undeveloped copper projects with a resource containing 1.52 Mt of copper and 0.38 Moz of gold. The first development envisaged is the 7 Mt/y Little Eva open-pit copper-gold mine and concentrator. Little Eva’s proposed annual production is 38,800 t of copper and 17,000 oz of gold for a minimum of 11 years. A definitive feasibility study has been completed and the project is fully permitted. Altona is engaged in discussions with potential partners to enable the funding of this major development.last_img read more

Maja Zebic new RK Zajecar player

Spanish Itxako now sees another of their players joining RK Zajecar. The Croatian national, Maja Zebic (30), is the new acquisition of RK Zajecar, a player that plays as a winger. Previously, before Itxako, she played for the Croatian RK Podravka Vegeta. ItxakoPodravkazajecarzebic ← Previous Story Scandinavia Open: Serbia and Denmark in the Final! Next Story → Denmark wins “Scandinavia Open”

Column Young people are the forgotten mourners

first_imgUpdated 21 November 11.30am“There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.”– H. W. LongfellowDEATH IS INEVITABLE and universal and the subsequent grief that follows it is a unique experience for everyone.  Grief is a natural and normal reaction following bereavement and researchers have yet to find a society that does not display signs of grieving.  Thus, grief is a collective experience that resonates with all of us.  While we know a great deal about the clinical impact of bereavement and grief on adults; there is less literature available on the impact of loss on young people.  It has been suggested that young people are the “forgotten mourners” whose grief is often overlooked.Recent research has estimated that there are between 36,000 and 60,000 young people in Ireland who have experienced a significant bereavement.  November is the month where communities remember the dead; while we may be aware of this, we may not be as cognisant of the fact that Thursday the 21st of November is also Children’s Grief Awareness Day.Common reactions to loss and bereavementWe all live in a world where we assume that life will carry on as it always has; children assume that they will go to school, do their homework, and generally behave as most young people do.  Following a death, a young person’s “assumptive world” is transformed (see Colin Murray Parkes).  The security that they had once felt is broken and fragmented and they must try to piece it back together and learn to negotiate and accept their new world, which has been changed forever.A child’s understanding of death advances with their cognitive development which is constantly maturing through childhood and adolescence. Many factors will influence a child’s reaction to bereavement and how they adjust to the death of a loved one (eg, age, type of death, response of other family members, socio-economic background).The literature tells us that bereaved children may experience psychological, behavioural and somatic problems, as well as difficulties in school performance and peer relationships.  While each individual child’s reaction to death is unique, there are some common reactions that may manifest following such an event, these can include: anxiety; anger and aggression; inability to concentrate; psychosomatic complaints; sleep difficulties; learning and concentration difficulties; and regressive behaviour.Considering all of this, it is understandable that many people, who are aware that a child is grieving, will want to help.How to helpFor those of us who do not come from a clinical or therapeutic background, a common concern is of causing further pain by re-traumatising a grieving child.  We may feel that we lack the skills and knowledge to make a real contribution to supporting a child in a positive way.  But what we all do know is how to be human.  While I am not a trained counsellor or psychologist, the literature I have read and the people that I have met through my research have reiterated the same concept through different mediums, but all with the same message.   Supporting a child through grief requires three simple human attributes: honesty, patience, and empathy.The first step is honesty.  Being honest and answering questions truthfully without overloading with additional information is essential when supporting grieving children.  Providing clear information and clarifying misinformation builds the foundation for working through grief.  Explaining to children the facts of the event can help with the healing process by aiding the development of effective coping strategies in order to deal with life’s future losses.The next step is patience. Displaying patience by taking the time to listen can be tremendously valuable.  Much research has shown that “having someone to listen” was one of the significant factors in supporting a young person through their grief in a positive way.  As we listen, we help the child to explore and express their grief by telling their story.  Whether we are friends or acting in a more professional role with a grieving child, how we respond is important.  Active listening, through our words and body language, can help to alleviate, if only for a brief period, some of the symptomatologies associated with grief.The third and final step is empathy.  We often misuse or perhaps misunderstand the terms “sympathy” and “empathy”.   Sympathy is the acknowledgment of another person’s emotional hardship while providing comfort and assurance.  Whereas empathy is a deep understanding of what others are feeling, perhaps because you have experienced it yourself or can put yourself in their shoes.While we often show sympathy upon announcement of bereavement, it is the latter that is of more significance.  Expressing empathy can validate the feelings of a grieving child and give them the opportunity to tell their story.  Empathy involves seeing the world through the eyes of the grieving child you are supporting and recognising that their anxieties, concerns, and subsequent behaviours are a result of the loss that they are experiencing.Remember NovemberChildren’s Grief Awareness Day provides us all with an opportunity to recognise and support the grieving young people across our nation, the forgotten mourners who may be in our own communities, and those that we know and see in our daily lives who may be suffering.   November is a time to remember those who have gone before us; but perhaps too, it is also a time to look around us to see those who have been left behind.Research has shown that one in five children whose parent has died is likely to require specialist support.  However, it is important to remember that not all young people need the support of outside agencies.When there is a need for support, there are many services out there that can help, some of which have been listed below:Barnardos Bereavement Counselling for Children Irish Childhood Bereavement Network: The first ICBN Regional Meeting has been announced for December 9th in Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick on December 9th. Rainbows IrelandAoife M. O’Brien is a qualified primary school teacher currently undertaking her Ph.D. studies in the School of Education at Trinity College Dublin.  Aoife’s research studies are mapping the knowledge and understanding of bereavement in Irish schools, retrospective accounts of bereavement from educators, and the development of curricular and CPD programmes and materials for use by, and with, educators and allied professions.If you are interested in taking part in this research, contact can be made at: Obriena2@tcd.ielast_img read more

English classes in Port Melbourne

first_imgThe Port Melbourne Neighbourhood House (PMNH) have weekly English classes for all age groups and all levels of English. The ESL classes are for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels, and there is also a literacy, reading and writing class. The classes are reasonably priced with further discounts for concession card holders as they are funded by the Adult Community and Further Education. Whether one has lived in Australia for 40 years or five weeks, these classes can cater to all requirements and standards. The philosophy behind the classes is not only to improve the English skills of our students, but to create a friendly, inclusive atmosphere which enhances their confidence and their ability to communicate effectively. This will help the student to improve their skills in preparing for work or life in Australia All courses focus on improving reading, writing, listening and speaking providing a foundation for a successful transition to Australian work and life. They cover employment culture and skills, grammar, Australian History, current affairs, cultural events and lots more. Students are welcome to join us now or express interest for next year. If you have any questions or require any more information, contact PMNH on 9645 1476. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more