Workspaces in Premiere Pro

first_imgPremiere Pro comes loaded with additional workspaces which can easily be accessed, modified and saved to customize your video editing layout  In this post we’ll look at how to find, change and save these workspaces quickly and simply.Adobe Premiere Pro has unique workspace layouts for color correction, working with audio, video editing, logging clips and applying effects. Utilize these layouts to speed up your post production workflow and access unique toolsets…or create your own custom layout.  Let’s jump in.Premiere Pro CS6 Default LayoutAbove is the default layout for Premiere Pro.  This is suitable for a variety of video editing tasks, but it’s not optimal for any specialized task like color correction or audio mixing.  For standard video editing this will likely be your layout of choice.Should you ever rearrange this layout and want to go quickly go back to it’s default state go to Window > Workspace > Reset Current Workspace:Resetting the WorkspaceThere’s many ways to move and resize the panels in your Adobe Premiere Pro workspace.  First, you can click and drag between panels to resize them:Icon Between PanelsYou can also move several panels at the same.  Hover over their adjacent corners and this icon will appear:Icon for Moving Multiple PanelsIt is also possible to move panels around to different locations on your display by using the little dotted area to the side of the panel’s name:Dotted Area to Move a PanelWhen you click and hold on this dotted area to the left of the panel name and move that panel to another part of your work area you will get something that looks like this:Drop ZoneIn Adobe Premiere Pro this is called a ‘drop zone’.  If you look at the image above you will see the screen divided into quadrants   Each of these areas will turn a lavender color when you click and hold the dotted area in a panel and then drag the mouse over each of these drop zones.If you drop the panel in the middle zone (as shown in the image above) the panel will become an additional tab in Premiere Pro.  This is what is called a ‘frame’ (a series of tabbed panels).However, if you drop it to one of the sides:Side Drop ZoneYou will create a brand new frame in this area with only one panel in it.New Frame to the Side of the Original FrameSo, not only can you resize any panel to any size you wish, you can also move panels simply by selecting where to drop them.Floating Panels in Premiere ProYou can also float panels, which can be a really great option if you have a two (or more) screen setup.Floating WindowTo do this, simply grab hold of the dotted area to the left of the panel name (just as you would if you wanted to move it to another location).  Then hold the CONTROL key on a PC or the COMMAND key on a Mac and the window will float.Just make sure you let go of the mouse before you let go of the COMMAND/CONTROL key!Saving Workspaces in Adobe Premiere ProAs you move and resize panels in Adobe Premiere Pro, you may end up with a layout that makes sense for your video editing workflow.  In Premiere you can save a workspace so that you can quickly get back to it again whenever you need it (great when working on a shared editing computer).Simply go to Window > Workspace > New Workspace.Then in the dialogue box that pops up, give it a name that means something to you.New WorkspaceNew Workspace NameDeleting Workspaces in Premiere ProDeleting a workspace in Premiere Pro is quite simple.Delete Workspace The only problem you may have is that when you try to delete a workspace you may not see the workspace come up as an option in the dialogue to delete workspaces!  This is simply because you cannot delete a workspace you are presently using. So if this is the case, cancel out from the delete option and simply choose any other workspace you want and then go back to Window > Workspace > Delete Workspace.  You will find the other workspace is now one of the options available and you can select and delete it.Use Specialized Workspaces in PremiereLastly, it is worth saying that you should really get accustomed to using the various workspaces that Adobe have provided for you in Premiere Pro. As you can see from the list:Workspaces AvailableThese workspaces are designed to put the tools you need front and center for completing common post production tasks!  Experiment with the different Premiere Pro layouts, tweaking them to fit your needs.  Then save them and make them your own!last_img read more

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Naxalbari, the Bengal village where 50 years of a movement is celebrated

first_imgPosters, leaflets, graffiti — Naxalbari, a nondescript village in north Bengal, is gearing up to celebrate 50 years of a movement, a peasants’ uprising, that inspired other resistance movements in the country.What happenedOn May 25, 1967, the police opened fire on a farmers’ rally at the tiny hamlet of Prasadujyot in Naxalbari, triggering an armed revolt. Eleven persons, including two children, were killed. Trouble had been brewing from a day earlier when the police entered the village to break a farmers’ protest. In the commotion that followed, a farmer shot an arrow, killing a police officer. Then Home Minister Jyoti Basu ordered police action. The next day, under a giant banyan tree in Prasadujyot, not far from where BJP president Amit Shah recently shared a controversial meal with a tribal family, the police opened fire on a peaceful demonstration. As news of the police firing spread, the peasants, armed with bows and arrows, launched a spontaneous agitation culminating in a full-scale armed struggle.What did the protest mean?The peasants refused to hand over the majority of the farm produce to landowners; they not only seized the crop and distributed it but also acquired land by sticking red flags. The movement may have been put down by the administration, but it inspired other movements against wrongs and injustice and forced the government to improve the lot of the agricultural labourers and poor peasants. The Naxalbari movement split the Communist Party, with the Maoist factions teaming up to launch an armed struggle to overthrow landowners and the State. While the movement could not achieve what it intended to do — a democratic revolution — a process to democratise society was initiated. As a result, caste exploitation and economic coercion reduced. Why did it fail?Naxalbari failed primarily because the ideologue, Charu Majumdar, was rigid in his view that only a military line would help the peasants achieve their goals, refusing to adopt the politics of mass lines. However, the movement that was begun by peasants, landless agricultural workers, Dalits, tribals and Nepalis — and attracted the Bengali upper class — was given a theoretical grounding by Charu Majumdar, who later launched the CPI-ML in 1969. On the ground, the movement was led by Jangal Santhal, Kanu Sanyal, Khokon Majumdar, Nimu Singh and Mujibur Rehman to name a few. Women leaders Galeswari Debi, Sabitri Das, Krishnamaya Surgeon and Shanti Munda played a major role too. The movement ended within a few years of the death of Charu Majumdar in police custody in 1972. But Naxalbari merged in spirit with the peasant struggles in Bihar and Telangana in the 1980s and 1990s. In districts in south Chhattisgarh, the military movement has survived till date much on Majumdar’s lines, perhaps the reason Naxalbari Day is still celebrated in the forests of Bastar. Security forces are told to be on high alert on May 25 every year. What is the situation today?Nothing much has changed in Naxalbari. It’s still a one-road village. The biggest recent story — Amit Shah launching the expansion of the BJP in West Bengal at Naxalbari — is on its walls. The rest of the walls are taken up by various Naxalite parties with slogans and graffiti to celebrate Naxalbari Day.Party members are a busy lot. Gaur Baidya, a leader of the CPI Marxist-Leninist-Red Star, supervises what has to be written on the walls. Abhijit Majumdar, a top CPI-ML (Liberation) leader and son of Charu Majumdar, campaigns round the clock, asking people to join in the celebrations. The offices of the various CPI-ML factions are abuzz with members distributing leaflets, setting up social media platforms, painting posters in an effort to re-engage the peasants and the working class with the anniversary celebration. Scholars, civil society groups and activists from across the country are expected to participate in the event, alongside the families of those who died in the uprising. Suvojit Bagchilast_img read more

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Batangas-EAC stuns JRU for breakthrough win

first_imgPasaol: UE yet to meet new coach 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Quarters: 20-8, 41-30, 66-43, 81-71. Read Next “We’ve been wanting to win and we’re very thankful that we’re able to execute our gameplan well. What more can I ask for,” said a jubilant coach Ariel Sison, whose team finally notched their first win in five games.Jerome Garcia, Cedric De Joya, and Earvin Mendoza all had 11 markers apiece as they all teamed up to help Batangas-EAC build a 20-8 lead in the first quarter which swelled to 26, 66-39, late in the third frame.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Heavy Bombers staged one last uprising in the payoff period and got to within six, 71-77, after Jed Mendoza split his foul shots with 24.5 seconds left.Ablaza and De Joya, though, doused that rally, making the insurance buckets in the last 12.9 ticks. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42NCAA Season 93 Preview: JRU Heavy Bombers01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum PBA IMAGESBatangas-EAC held on and escaped a late rally by Jose Rizal University, 81-71, for a breakthrough win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Monday at Pasig Sports Center.It was a balanced attack for the Generals, commandeered by Cedric Ablaza, who had 16 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “We hope this won’t be the last,” said Sison. “I hope we sustain this.”Jeckster Apinan and Kris Porter both got 16 points in the defeat, which is now JRU’s fourth consecutive loss.The scores:BATANGAS-EAC 81 — Ablaza 16, De Joya 11, Garcia 11, E. Mendoza 11, Diego 8, Laude 8, Bautista 6, J. Mendoza 6, Dela Peña 4, Estacio 0, Neri 0.JRU 71 — Apinan 16, Porter 16, Pontejos 11, De Guzman 10, Mendoza 10, Dela Virgen 5, Esguerra 2, Sawat 1, Ramos 0, Tobiano 0.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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UAAP Juniors MVP Cansino soars in 6th week of NBTC 24

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOCJ Cansino has put his nightmare of a second round behind him, carrying University of Santo Tomas when it mattered the most.Thus, the newly minted UAAP Season 80 Juniors Most Valuable Player is the week’s biggest mover in a largely intact Chooks-to-Go/National Basketball Training Center 24 power rankings.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHcenter_img Gilas arrives in Melbourne, gears up for Australia match Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SJ Belangel, guard, Ateneo (1)Kai Sotto, center, Ateneo (2)Joel Cagulangan, guard, La Salle Greenhills (3)Will Gozum, center, Mapua (4)CJ Cansino, forward, UST (6)L-Jay Gonzales, guard, FEU-Diliman (5)Rhayyan Amsali, forward, NU (7)Dave Ildefonso, forward, Ateneo (8)Aaron Fermin, center, Arellano (9)Clint Escamis, guard, Mapua (10)John Galinato, guard, Chiang Kai Shek (11)Inand Fornilos, forward, CSB-LSGH (12)Warren Bonifacio, center, Mapua (13)RJ Abarrientos, guard, FEU-Diliman (14)Evan Nelle, guard, San Beda (15)Joem Sabandal, guard, Adamson (16)Beirn Laurente, guard, UV (20)Alex Visser, center, SHS-Ateneo de Cebu (17)Terrence Fortea, guard, NU (18)Raven Cortez, center, La Salle Zobel (19)Mac Guadaña, guard, Lyceum (21)Joshua Yerro, forward, UV (N/A)Harvey Pagsanjan, guard, Hope Christian (23)Miguel Oczon, forward, NU (N/A)Every week, a panel of coaches, sportswriters, and a statistician converge to come up with the weekly rankings to determine the top 24 high school players in the UAAP, CESAFI-NBTC, MMBL, and FCAAF tournaments, together with the recently concluded NCAA competition.The players were ranked based on the following criteria: league stats, impact in team, team record, leadership, defense, offense, and level of competition.The top 24 players still on the board for the power rankings in early March will be picked to play in the SM-National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) High School All-Star Game later that month at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Willing the Tiger Cubs in two do-or-die games in the crossover semifinals, Cansino once again reminded everyone that he is one of this year’s best high school standouts, barging his way into a spot in the top five.Ateneo teammates SJ Belangel and Kai Sotto remain in the pole positions, followed by NCAA Finals MVP Joel Cagulangan of La Salle Greenhills and NCAA MVP Will Gozum of Mapua.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSouthern bets also made moves thanks to their stellar showing in NBTC Cebu, with Biern Laurente (17th) and Joshua Yerro (23rd) of UV jumping up the ranks.Here is the list for the sixth week of Chooks-to-Go NBTC 24, with last week’s rank in the parenthesis: 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more

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Ironman top finisher Caroline Steffen draws inspiration from baby boy

first_imgCaroline Steffen celebrates with her 18-month-old son Xander after crossing the finish line. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSUBIC, Zambales—The last time Caroline Steffen won a title in the Ironman 70.3 was back in 2016 and she was adamant in breaking that three-year curse.Steffen was on a class of her own as she claimed the title of the 2019 Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay Sunday here on the coastal city but the championship wasn’t the only reason that pushed her to be at her best in the grueling race.ADVERTISEMENT Steve Kerr speaks out on US shootings, Obama White House visits Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The 40-year-old Swiss knew her 18-month-old son Xander was waiting for her at the finish line and that drove her to pick up the pace even further.“Being a mom is a big motivation so you want to kind of hurry to get to the finish line because I can’t wait to see him,” said Steffen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“There’s so much time in what I’m doing and if it pays off then it’s even more worth it.”Steffen finished the course with a time of 4:29:15 for the title, almost 13 minutes faster than second-placer Dimity Lee Duke of Australia clocked in 4:42:59. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ “I was really surprised when he cried because I think it’s too hot for him, it’s a bit noisy,” said Steffen. “We played in the water after and he’s all happy.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View commentslast_img read more

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PBL: Delhi Dashers hammer Hyderabad Hunters on New Year’s Eve

first_imgDelhi Dashers routed the Hyderabad Hunters 5-0 in the last Premier Badminton League (PBL) match of 2017 at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Sunday.Delhi’s tie began on a winning note when Russia’s men doubles pair of Ivan Sozonov and Vladimir Ivanov eased past Indonesia-South Korean combination of Markis Kido and Yoo Yeon Seong 15-9, 15-11.Following that, Delhi’s Vincent Wong Wing Ki defeated Lee Hyun Il 13-15, 15-11, 15-4 in Hyderabad’s ‘Trump Match’ to gain one more point for the hosts. The defeat in the men’s singles contest left Hyderabad’s tally into the negative (-1).WATCHStaring at a drab beginning to the new year, Hyderabad needed Olympic women’s singles champion Carolina Marin to turn up and she did. The two-time world champion lived up to her reputation, getting the better of Sung ji Hyun 15-10, 15-12.In the second men’s singles match, Tian Houwei, playing Delhi’s ‘Trump Match’, defeated B. Sai Praneeth 15-14, 14-15, 15-10 to give the hosts an unassailable 4-0 lead, sealing the tie.In the final match, Ashwini Ponnappa and Vladimir Ivanov went past Pia Zebadiah and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy 15-11, 15-12 to make it 5-0. The win ensured that they end their home leg in an emphatic fashion.(With inputs from IANS)Also watch:last_img read more

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Virat Kohli booed by fans at SCG: Show some respect, says Ricky Ponting

first_imgFormer Australian captain Ricky Ponting has slammed sections of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) crowd for booing India skipper Virat Kohli when he walked out to bat on the opening day of the fourth Test Thursday.Virat Kohli was given a mixed reception when he came to bat after the fall of opener Mayank Agarwal with the Indians fans chanting his name, while some of Australia’s fans booed the star batsman.”If it was booing then it’s absolutely disgraceful,” Ponting said on Channel 7.”I said that in the Perth Test as well. Show some respect.”Kohli has been on the receiving end of the Australian fans in all the three Tests and Ponting and Australian batsman Travis Head had expressed their disappointment.The Indian skipper is no stranger to such strong reactions as he was also jeered by fans in the 2012 Sydney Test during his maiden tour of Australia.In fact, Kohli was fined 50 per cent of his match fee for his finger gesture at the crowd after he was heckled by the fans.Kohli was dismissed for 23 in the first over after tea by Josh Hazlewood.In the ongoing series in Australia, Kohli has scored 282 runs so far — he has the chance to add to his tally if India bat again in Sydney.Also Read | Virat Kohli looked dangerous, Australia lucky to get him out cheaply: Michael HusseyAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s pink bat in Sydney for cancer awarenesslast_img read more

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Canadian found dead after kidnapping in Burkina Faso

first_imgCANADA — A Canadian national who was kidnapped in Burkina Faso’s northern Sahel region has been found dead according to a report from Reuters.A spokesman for Burkina Faso’s security ministry identified the man as Kirk Woodman, who works for the Vancouver-based Progress Mineral Mining Company.Spokesman Jean Paul Badoum said Wednesday that the employee was abducted overnight during a raid on a mining site in Tiabongou, about 20 kilometres from Mansila in Yagha province.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canadian officials are reaching out to the kidnapping victim’s family.“The Canadian agencies involved in this situation are really aware of this situation, and we’ll be in contact with the family,” she told reporters in Repentigny, northeast of Montreal.In a statement, his family asked for privacy and said they will not be speaking publicly.“We have faith and trust in Canadian authorities to bring our husband and father home safe. We are hopeful for a fast resolution to the situation,” they said.The news comes soon after a 34-year-old Quebec tourist and her travelling companion were reported missing in the west African nation.Sherbrooke native Edith Blais and her Italian friend Luca Tacchetto were travelling by car in southwestern Burkina Faso when all communication with their families abruptly ended Dec. 15.A statement by Security Minister Clement Sawadogo referred to the disappearance of Blais and Tacchetto as a kidnapping.West Africa’s Sahel region has seen a number of abductions of foreigners in recent years by extremists linked to al-Qaida or the Islamic State organization.Burkina Faso recently declared a state of emergency in the region as attacks by Islamic extremists increased, especially along the border with Niger and Mali.Sawadogo said foreigners should use extreme caution when travelling in dangerous areas of the country.With files from The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Funnearn- a Real Money Gaming App launches IPL i.e. Intelligence Pattern Learning

first_imgNew Delhi: Funnearn a real money gaming app is launching a new edition to enhance the intelligence and mental capability of its users. Fundamentally the game is grounded on the experiments proceeded by the scientists of Primate Research Institute, The PRI to analyze and compare the memory power between chimps and humans. In the tests, a number pattern was given before them and gives enough time to memorize it. After some time, it was tested how much both memorize the pattern and amazingly at 90% of the time chimps won the tests by correcting the patterns. This can also be called Intelligent Pattern Learning, IPL, which can enhance intelligence and memory power. Also Read – The Puja carnival The new game of Funnearn brings IPL into an entertainment platform. The Funnearn game is intended to involve the users in IPL learning tests. Adopting the IPL test models, a scientifically proven method to enhance the phonetic number memory, the game tries to encompass the mental abilities like reasoning, plan, problem-solving, abstract thinking, and comprehensive analysis. It is found that Funnearn game is increasing the learning abilities of the users through active skill interaction with the games. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this Navratra Funnearn has made the test in a different way via extensive Bumper and Carnivals on a regular basis. This amazing game provides extra prize money which can be transferred to your Paytm wallet directly. Thus money making becomes easier for the younger generation with learning. Funnearn expects to bring a new sensation in the gaming industry through their interactive learning game and aids the younger generation with their intelligence and mental capabilities. To add excitement and curiosity in the zealous gamers, Funnearn is coming with an exceptional gaming and great earning experience. As more people are embracing online games with optimism, the industry is going to see a skill-play with Funnearn. India is one of the largest online markets globally which has undergone an enormous change in the last few years. The online gaming industry is rapidly growing all over the world and has made a huge impact both economically and socially. The exponential growth in mobile gaming apps and a considerable increase in the number of people who are attracted to these games prove the on-going revolution happening in this industry. In India, the digital gaming sector is flourishing with drastic developments and technological advancements. This huge inclination towards online gaming results in a new level of technical interaction. Due to the negative impacts of games over the society which comes as an addiction, several authorities banned luck based games like gambling. The factors like internet urbanization, societal ethics, literacy and intelligence level, etc. began to influence the gaming sector and the age confronted a shift from the purely entertainment based games to simple, skill and ethically based digital games. Although the rapid shift was a challenge initially, the digital gaming sector realized the innumerable possibilities and benefits of such revolutionary games and a new trend has emerged in the industry. India is witnessing a massive change in the choices and consumption patterns of its people because of the internet-urbanization which has a major influence on the gaming sector. With the advanced technological access and innovation in the designs, skill-based games are expecting a major growth. Transparency, strict regulation, consumer protection and above all the unlimited benefits acquired from those games promote it as a major contributor to the economic and social welfare of the country. As per statistics, online gaming is yet not reached saturation. Among the infinite game developers, Funnearn has established its position as a popular mobile gaming app through its innovative and advantageous games. With Funnearn the gamers can enter in paid contests and make money with their mental ability skills. The distinct feature of Funnearn is considered to be the convenient time management in games to play and earn. The contribution of Funnearn to the new digital gaming market includes the creation of talented players and also quick money making process in online gaming.last_img read more

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King Mohammed VI Launches Construction of Jewish Culture Museum, Part of…

Rabat – The King launched the construction of a new Jewish cultural museum and reviewed renovation work performed at the Al Batha museum, a project with a budget of MAD 15.6 million. The museum of Jewish culture, to be located in Fez Jdid district, has been allocated MAD 10 million and like the Al Batha museum, it is part of a larger development project called “Medina of Fez 2018-2023.”On May 14, 2018, King Mohammed VI led senior government officials to an agreement establishing the monarch’s vision to renovate and restore Morocco’s walled cities or medinas. In July 2018, President of the National Foundation of Moroccan Museums (FNM) Mehdi Qotbi announced that discussions were underway to determine the parameters of the project.For Qotbi, Fez represents “the memory of the country.” The investment of MAD 583 million in 32 projects is meant to support its history, heritage, and traditional arts. These include historical sites, mosques and Quranic schools, public spaces and facilities, as well as areas designated for handicrafts.Photo Credit: Morocco World News/ Anton DelgadoThe King also visited Hammam Seffarine, which was renovated by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs with a budget of MAD 9.6 million, as well as Foundouk Staouniyine, which the Moroccan government and the US partnered to renovate at a cost of MAD 50 million.The restoration of the Foundouk includes a new center for innovation and sharing of ideas on weaving crafts.Photo Credit: Morocco World News/ Anton DelgadoRead Also: Jewish Community Appoints First Chief Rabbi in Morocco in 100 YearsThe King also inspected the Lalla Yeddouna handicraft complex, supported by MAD 333 million in funding, which includes the renovation of 11 traditional buildings, the construction of seven new ones, and the development of the Oued El Jwahir River (Oued Fez).Lalla Yeddouna square. Photo Credit: Morocco World News/ Anton DelgadoThe King reviewed the Lalla Yeddouna Heritage and Information Center of Fez which cost MAD 500,000.The Center seeks to raise public awareness about the importance and value of the heritage of the Medina of Fez.These development projects also include new parking lots, renovating public areas and creating information outlets–all which are in progress. In addition to Fez, the nation-wide development project to preserve Morocco’s heritage also includes work in Rabat, Sale, Meknes, Tetouan, Marrakech, and Essaouira.In October 2018, Morocco’s Minister of the Interior Abdelouafi Laftit announced an MAD 2.35 billion budget for these renovation programs.The Hassan II Fund for Economic and Social Development will contribute approximately 40 percent of the budget.The projects are in line with King Mohammed VI’s instructions to preserve the national heritage.Photo Credit: Morocco World News/ Anton Delgado read more

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UN environmental agency awards biologist for reducing humananimal conflict

22 November 2011A British biologist today received a United Nations award for her work using the diminutive bee to thwart the world’s largest land animal, the elephant, from crop-raiding in Kenya. A British biologist today received a United Nations award for her work using the diminutive bee to thwart the world’s largest land animal, the elephant, from crop-raiding in Kenya.At a ceremony at a UN wildlife conference in Bergen, Norway, Lucy E. King was honoured with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals of the UNEP (UNEP/CMS) Thesis Award for her work on reducing conflict between humans and elephants. Building on the fact that African Savannah elephants tend to be frightened by the sting of the honey bee, Dr. King’s research led to the development of a beehive fence to prevent migrating elephants from entering agricultural areas. “Dr. King’s work spotlights an intelligent solution to an age-old challenge while providing further confirmation of the importance of bees to people and a really clever way of conserving the world’s largest land animal for current and future generations,” UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said.Dr. King’s experiments revealed that elephants would regularly flee from the digital playback of bee sounds and, in doing so, transmit a unique low-frequency rumble warning other elephants in the area to retreat. Based on these behavioural patterns, she devised a fence featuring one beehive every 10 metres, dissuading elephants from accessing the enclosed area. Noting that investments in biodiversity and ecosystems were “a key strand” of UNEP’s Green Economy work ahead of next year’s conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Rio+20), Dr. Steiner added that Dr. King’s work was an important development for the future of environmental sustainability. “Her research underlines how working with, rather than against, nature can provide humanity with many of the solutions to the challenges countries and communities face,” he added. Following a two-year pilot project in Kenya, the beehive fence was successfully adopted by farming communities in three different districts and by three separate tribes. Ninety different raids, or attempted raids, by elephants were monitored during which only six incidents of elephants crossing the fences were recorded.“By reducing conflicts between people and elephants, Dr. Lucy King has designed a constructive solution that considers the needs of migratory animals but also the economic benefits to the local communities linked to species conservation,” said CMS Executive Secretary Elizabeth Maruma Mrema. In addition to the beehive fence’s preventative benefits, beekeeping was recently listed as an equal income generator for Kenyan farmers, with beekeeping recognized as the third most time-consuming activity after farm work and charcoal making in 2010. The project is now being replicated in Tanzania and Uganda. read more

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Former DIG Nalaka de Silva granted bail

Former Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) DIG Nalaka de Silva was granted bail today.Nalaka de Silva has been in remand over an alleged plot to kill the President. The Criminal Investigations Department had told court earlier this year that there was evidence to prove Nalaka de Silva was linked to the alleged plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. (Colombo Gazette)

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Asia and Pacific economies grow nearly 6 per cent in 20022003 UN

China’s economy, with its gross domestic product (GDP) expanding by just under a quarter between 2001 and 2003, plays a leading role as group growth is increasingly driven by intra-regional trade and domestic demand, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) says.China is now the fourth-largest trading nation in the world and helps to stimulate output growth across a broad regional front. “From a regional perspective, growth was broad-based, with all sub-regions but one experiencing higher growth, and was not affected significantly by the war in Iraq and the SARS crisis,” ESCAP says in a 16-page summary of the report, “The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2004. Growth in ESCAP developing countries shows not only an impressive turnaround after the global 2001 slowdown, but also indicates that the process is becoming less dependent on global economic trends. India, the largest economy in South and southwest Asia, improved its GDP growth rate in 2003 to 7.5 percentage points, more than 3 per cent over the 2002 rate of 4.3 in 2002. The rate is projected to ease in 2004 to a still respectable 6 per cent. On the other hand, several of the Pacific island economies have been running fiscal deficits and are dependent on aid. “The existence of inefficient state-owned firms and poor governance aggravates the fiscal problem significantly, while the shortage of public resources has meant chronic underinvestment in physical infrastructure, especially communications, a critical necessity given the physical remoteness and vulnerability to natural disasters of the island economies,” ESCAP says. Listen to UN Radio report read more

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UNESCO names Turkish musician Kudsi Ergüner as agencys Artist for Peace

The United Nations cultural agency, has appointed musician Kudsi Ergüner, as an Artist for Peace in recognition of his efforts to promote the universal values of music, his contribution to the protection of musical heritage support for the International Decade of the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022), and his unwavering commitment to the ideals of the Organization.Paying tribute to Mr. Ergüner, Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said: “Your life and work have been guided by a profound passion to bring the past to life, to share the wisdom and beauty of traditions, to pass their messages of peace and dialogue to current and future generations, to share the depth of Mevlevi Sufi music, building on Persian and Turkish traditions, mixing this with poetry, literature and living arts across the region.”The appointment ceremony was held yesterday at the Congress Center in the Turkish capital, Istanbul, following the opening ceremony of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee.“I’m an artist but also a man of action and I hope to share my actions in the framework of UNESCO alongside other Artists for Peace,” said Mr. Ergüner.Born in Turkey in 1952, Mr. Ergüner is a musician, player of the ney (reed flute), composer, musicologist, teacher, author and translator. Trained by his father, Ulvi Ergüner, the last great master of the flute, he has given concerts all over the world and has collaborated with artists, such as Peter Gabriel, Maurice Béjart, Peter Brook and Didier Lockwood.UNESCO Artists for Peace are internationally renowned personalities who use their influence and prestige to promote the agency’s programs. UNESCO is working with them to increase public awareness regarding key development issues and the role of the Organization in these areas. read more

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Peyton Manning Had The Worst Season Of Any Super Bowl Quarterback Ever

With a few notable exceptions, one being Brother Eli on the 2007 Giants, even the dumpier quarterbacks who get to the Super Bowl tend to play at about a league-average level. But Manning has blazed a new trail for ineffective passers with eyes on the Super Bowl, so long as they play in front of a superlative defense and cobble together a few decent playoff starts. There’s a reason the 2015 Broncos’ most similar team was the 2009 New York Jets.Funny thing, however: Manning playing poorly doesn’t seem to matter very much for Denver’s chances of winning the game. Based on regular-season value over average, Cam Newton and the Panthers have a huge advantage in the passing game over the Broncos — the sixth-biggest in any Super Bowl since the merger, in fact2The biggest passing mismatch was the aforementioned 2007 Eli against the record-setting Tom Brady. — but that hasn’t mattered much in past Super Bowls. Whether you look at total or per-attempt measures of value, there’s essentially zero correlation between the disparity in regular-season QB performance for the Super Bowl opponents and the eventual point margin of the game itself. This makes sense, as the equilibrium of a successful team will account for poor play from any given position (even QB) if the rest of the team is strong enough. And given the importance of quarterbacks to modern NFL play, the Broncos’ compensation for Manning’s play is just about the most impressive thing we’ve seen out of a unit leading up to a Super Bowl. Peyton Manning, The Sheriff, is back in the Super Bowl saddle. Good for him; we’ve written many paeans to Manning over the years, for the simple reason that he’s the greatest statistical quarterback of all time. But let’s face it: 2015 was also far — faaaaaar — from Manning’s best season, and in the context of a Super Bowl appearance, Manning’s standard of play pales even in comparison to “game managers” like Trent Dilfer. In a lot of ways, Peyton’s 2015 was worst regular-season performance ever by a QB who would eventually start the Super Bowl.During the regular season, Denver had the NFL’s eighth-worst passing offense according to Football Outsiders’ defense-adjusted value over average, with a mark one full standard deviation worse than average. That’s really bad by Super Bowl standards: If we index the Broncos’ DVOA relative to the league, the only post-merger Super Bowl team to throw the ball less effectively were the Vince Ferragamo-led 1979 Los Angeles Rams.Now, Manning was injured during the regular season and missed six games, so you might think others share in the blame over the Broncos’ lousy aerial attack. But you can’t pin this on Brock Osweiler — he was mediocre in Manning’s stead, not outright horrible. Manning, on the other hand, was the league’s worst QB (on a per-drop-back basis) according to adjusted net yards per attempt (ANY/A), and its second-worst according to DVOA. He ranked among the bottom 15 percent of NFL passers in not just conventional categories such as touchdown and interception rate, but also fancier numbers like the percentage of his throws that were on-target.1In the estimation of ESPN’s Stats & Information group. Plain and simple, he stank.Let’s compare Manning’s overall season to those of other Super Bowl starting QBs over the years. If we judge by ANY/A compared to the league average from the season in question, Manning’s 2015 ranks second-worst, again ahead of only Ferragamo’s catastrophic 1979 numbers. And Ferragamo’s damage was at least limited: He started only five of the Rams’ 16 games, and played in an age when teams passed less, so a poor QB wasn’t as harmful to his team’s chances as today. (Not that it mattered for Ferragamo; his Rams lost the Super Bowl to the Steelers 31-19.)Manning, by contrast, plays in a pass-crazed era and threw the ball about as often per game as his peers, despite his horrible passing efficiency rates. The result, according to Football Perspective founder Chase Stuart’s method of judging QB value versus league average (which considers both passing and rushing value) was by far the worst regular season by a Super Bowl starter since the merger. read more

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Baltic Handball League F4 in Estonian Polva on April 1617

Baltic Handball League The 2015/16 BHL season is on a finishing straight – only four best teams remain in the competition, which means in three weeks time we will have the Final Four. BHL management together with clubs has decided, the final tournament will take place in the lovely Southern Estonian city of Põlva, on 16th and 17th April.Põlva is an experienced organizer, having last hosted the Final Four in 2014. Back then SKA Minsk defeated the host Serviti in the final, while Cocks Riihimäki beat HC Meshkov Brest in the bronze-medal match. This time the top three from two years ago return to Mesikäpa Hall with Meshkov replaced by Lithuanian side Granitas-Gaja-Karys Kaunas.The schedule for the Final Four is:Saturday, 16th AprilSemi-finals17:00           SKA Minsk – Serviti Põlva19:15           Cocks Riihimäki – Granitas-Gaja-Karys KaunasSunday, 17th April12:00           3rd place match14:15           FinalAll matches will be broadcasted live on www.baltichandball.net and on sport.postimees.ee. ← Previous Story VIDEO: Markooović for sensation in Mannheim Next Story → ROAD TO EHF CUP FINAL4: Granollers VS Silkeborg, German clash for Nantes read more

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8th Goalkeepers summer in Omis – Croatia

Besides professional coaching and improvement in goalkeeping skills, the camp participants have the opportunity to create lifelong friendships, which is very often the case, as we found out from the organizer. On top of this whole amazing experience comes the beauty of the Adriatic Sea and Croatian coast which you don’t want to miss! Goalkeepers Camp The International Handball Goalkeeper’s Camp is designed for female and male goalkeepers born between 2006 – 1993.The camp has grown into one of the most recognizable brands as the world biggest and best camp for handball goalkeepers, with rich tradition, great quality, the team of world best coaches and world best goalkeepers as demonstrators. If you would like to be part of this unique handball goalkeeping fairy tale, you have to hurry up to their website www.handballgoalkeeper.com and fill up the application form! The camp has the purpose to improve participant’s performance in all aspects of goalkeeper game!That is why, next to the world best goalkeeper coaches, a physical coach and a mental coach, at the camp there are always present some of the world best goalkeepers who are helping the participants with their progress.Just to name some of the goalkeeper’s demonstrators, during previous 7 years at the camp, some of them were: Thiery Omeyer, Kasper Hvidt, Roland Mikler, Mirko Alilovic, Danijel Saric, Borko Ristovski and many, many others! “It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 8th edition of the International Handball Goalkeeper’s Camp which will be held from 22 – 28.06.2018. in Croatia! We still have some available spots at our camp after we had to increase the camp capacity due to extremely high interest!”, says Mario Caljkusic, the main organizer of this unique project for goalkeepers. ← Previous Story HP WWCh 2017 prediction: Norway and Russia for the glory! Next Story → WWCh 2017: Time-out button is new handball inovation The International Handball Goalkeeper’s Camp will be held in Omis – a small, beautiful oasis, about 20 kilometers away from Split.The location, facilities, conditions and environment in Omis offer a top-notch impression, so it is not surprising that the same organizer has two more equally unique and big handball projects in the same location in co-operation with his business partners. Those two other projects are: Barcelona Handball Camp and Masters Handball World Cup. read more

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Neil Youngs Green Car May Have Sparked Warehouse Fire

first_imgA hybrid owned by rock legend Neil Young is being blamed for a San Francisco warehouse fire. The November 9th fire, which wiped out paintings, instruments, and vintage cars owned by the singer, is being blamed on a battery powered 1959 Lincoln Continental. The LincVolt served as the inspiration for last year’s Fork in the Road.Young places the blame for the blame squarely on human error, not on the battery-powered vehicle. “The car was plugged in to charge and left unattended,” Young told the press. “The wall charging system was not completely tested and had never been left unattended. A mistake was made. It was not the fault of the car.”While firefighters were able to safe most of the goods stored in the space, the damage from the fire totaled around $1 million. According to The Guardian, Young plans to build a similar vehicle with parts from a 1958 model that he received as a gift from him wife on his 65th birthday. “Barn’s burnt down,” Young cited a quote from Mizuta Masahide, a Japanese poet. “Now I can see the moon.”His mission of exposing the dangers of fossil fuels remains unchanged.last_img read more

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Xylobands turn Coldplay concert into incredible light show

first_imgColdplay concerts-goers usually expect a light show to go along with their music. But the pop/rock band is on to something new lately, turning its audience members into an interactive LED light show.The technology is called Xyloband, and it has been most notably featured in Coldplay’s “Charlie Brown” music video and at the band’s concerts. These wristbands are embedded with LEDs that are controlled via a radio transmission. Jason Regler, co-owner of RB Concepts, confessed he came up with the idea—ironically enough—while at a Coldplay concert after hearing the line “lights will guide you home” from the song “Fix You.”The wristbands are controlled from single laptop that’s loaded with Xyloband’s proprietary software, which the RB Concepts company provides with each order. The laptop is then connected through a cable to a transmitter and antenna, which can broadcast a signal to control the wristbands up to 328 yards away. Each wristband has a receiver, which allows data to be sent from the laptop to the wristbands, telling them how and when to flash.Currently, the wristbands can only be switched on during events using the transmitters, combined with RB Concept’s software. Regler, in an interview, told a story about how one woman who lived near the “Charlie Brown” music video shoot was surprised to find her wristband from a previous Coldplay concert flashing again. Regler believes that if the Xylobands could be activated at home, users would control them during the event—thus ruining the community experience of flashing as one light.For now geeks can try and replicate the transmission to activate the Xylobands, but according to Regler they might have a bit of trouble cracking the code.via Mashablelast_img read more

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