New Features in Lightworks 11.5

first_imgGet up to speed with the new features in Lightworks 11.5 with these quick walk-through tutorials.The latest version of Lightworks brings some great new features to this serious editing application. As of yet it’s still only for Windows and Linux, but the Mac version will appear (hopefully) this year. If you’ve not heard of Lightworks before, it is the only professional level non-linear editing software that is free to download.The free version is fully functional, but will only allow you to export to Youtube or Vimeo at 720p. The paid for professional version now comes in three payment options:Monthly – $7.99/£4.99Annually – $79.99/£49.99One-time fee –  $279.99/£179.99New Features in Lightworks 11.5There are new features allowing for the customization of the user interface, including support for Retina Displays, modifying colors of the program, fonts and more. There are a huge number of new features which allow for a much greater range of flexibility and customizations to the editor’s personal preference (which I for one am a big fan of). There is now also support for AJA I/O devices (Kona and Io XT). These first two videos walk you through all the new user interface related features and their implications for using the software.Background Tasks in Lightworks 11.5You can now import, generate waveforms, render and export in the background. These features are incredibly helpful time-savers and it’s great to see them in this version.In this next video you can see how the new export options function. Export profiles allow you to export to presets in just a few clicks. The new preset in Lightworks is for direct upload to your Youtube account. Great for client reviews if that’s how you do it.Multicam Editing in Lightworks 11.5Lightworks allows you to create ‘sync groups’ (the Lightworks term for multicam functionality) and perform multicam editing tasks in a very quick and efficient way.Updated Effects in Lightworks 11.5Additionally, the built-in effects have been updated in 11.5, with a new curves based color correction tool. Lightworks also ships with numerous preset looks for quickly applying a specific style. A lot of the new features in Lightworks can be accessed in a new, right-click method.The last Lightworks feature that we’re excited about is the ability to make use of ‘macros’ to automate multiple keystrokes into one set of instructions (demonstrated in the next video). Carefully programmed macros can provide a huge efficiency boost for repetitive tasks.For a full list of all the new features in 11.5 download this PDF and check out the official announcement from Lightworks.last_img read more

Better Than Yesterday

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now We (still) live in a culture that insists that all results should be fast and obtained without any real effort. But insisting on fast results doesn’t actually produce fast results. Most of the time, the reason one needs fast results is that they haven’t been doing what was necessary to produce the results for a long period of time.The less time you have to acquire the new client and the new revenue that you need, the less likely you are to reach your goal.You can’t win new business without opening new relationships. You can’t build those relationships in a single day. But you can work on some of those relationships today. And you can work on even more of them over the course of a week.You can’t make all of the sales calls necessary to reaching your goals today, or even this week, for that matter. But you can meet with a few of your dream clients and move those opportunities forward.You can’t get the the top rung of the ladder without all of the steps in between. You can’t reach your goals without passing through all of the little milestones along the way, and you won’t hit those milestones without consistently taking the necessary actions. But you can start climbing, taking one step and following it with the next.You overestimate what you can do in a short time and underestimate what you can do over a longer period of time. Each day that you take the small actions that move you closer to your goals makes you better than yesterday. These daily small steps move you closer. It takes effort, and you don’t always notice it’s working. But taking consistent actions daily is the fastest way to produce real and lasting results.last_img read more

4,208 people sought Padma for Dera chief

first_imgMore than 4,200 people recommended ‘Saint Dr Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan’ for a Padma award in 2017, while the self-styled godman and now rape convict proposed his own name for the honour five times.According to the list of recommendations or nominations for the Padma Awards 2017, the Union Home Ministry received 18,768 applications.The highest — 4,208 recommendations — including two from ‘Saintgorge William Sonet’ and ‘India Saintgorge’, both from Hissar in Haryana, were received for conferring any one of the three Padma awards on the controversial Dera Sacha Sauda chief, reveal documents accessed by PTI.All for GurmeetAll recommendations were marked in the name of ‘Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan’, also known as ‘rockstar baba’ and ‘guru of bling’, and almost all had come from Sirsa in Haryana, the headquarters of the Dera Sacha Sauda.Self-recommendationGurmeet Ram Rahim, who was sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping two followers this week, recommended himself five times. While his address was given as Sirsa thrice, on the other two applications, he gave Hissar in Haryana and Ganganagar in Rajasthan, as his address.The overwhelming majority of those who recommended the Dera chief’s name for the highest civilian honour in the country used single names like Abha, Aditya, Akbar, Alfez, Baljinder, Milky, Gajal Komal, Jony, Jesse and Ishwar.Padma awards seek to recognise exceptional achievements in art, literature and education, sports, medicine, social work, science and engineering, civil service, trade and industry.last_img read more

WATCH: Virat Kohli living the Thug Life

first_imgVirat Kohli is on a roll these days. On the field, he has bowlers for supper, off the field, he has trained his guns on Mr. Nags, the dangerous prowler, who preys on Royal Challengers Bangalore’s superstars. (IPL Full Coverage|Points Table)In the midst of a hectic IPL season, Kohli was brave enough to face Mr. Nags in an interview. The topics were as wide-ranging: Which planet are you from, Virat? You are scaring other batsmen with your form – what’s wrong with you? (Also read: Virat Kohli closes in on another milestone, 1000-run season beckons) Nothing is of course wrong with Kohli! He’s doing everything right but Nags is right on one count. Kohli is batting like he is from Mars. He averages more than 100 in T20 cricket this year and became the first batsman to slam four hundreds in an IPL season, the first to breach the 900-run mark in a single edition and the first to go past 4000 runs in all IPL tournaments. (Also read: David Warner backs Virat Kohli to break 1000-run barrier in IPL 9)Kohli dealt with those with a straight bat and came down the pitch to hammer a few others until Nags tested the 27-year-old with a googly. Asked if he was the best batsman in the world, Kohli said, “No, it’s AB de Villiers” to which Nags queried: “What’s going on between the two of you? You two seem to have a special relationship?” (Also read: Table-toppers Gujarat Lions face tough Test against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Qualifier 1)advertisementUmm, what followed was an absolute pearl.But we won’t spoil the fun for you! Watch the video to find out what transpires in a genuinely funny interview between the world’s best batsman and Mr. Nags. We promise you this – you will laugh your heart out.last_img read more

BCCI rejects ICC chief Shashank Manohar’s offer of additional USD 100 million

first_imgThe revenue model feud between the ICC and the BCCI continued on Tuesday with the Indian cricket body outrightly rejecting the world body’s offer of an additional USD 100 million in the proposed format.”Yes, ICC chairman Shashank Manohar gave us an offer of an additional USD 100 million in the new financial model. In fact, he gave us a deadline to get back to him. From our end, we won’t get back to him as we don’t even consider it an offer,” a senior BCCI source present in Dubai told PTI. (Rahul Johri, Amitabh Choudhary to represent BCCI at ICC meet on April 24)Asked why the offer is not even being considered, the official blamed it on the trust deficit between Manohar and the BCCI.”The offer came from Manohar. He is the chairman but ICC is a members’ body and the chairman doesn’t decide who gets what share of the pie. It’s the members who decide. We are still working on the formula with all nations. They are receptive. Mr Manohar doesn’t decide what should be BCCI’s share,” the official added. (BCCI not to take “extreme position” against ICC’s revenue sharing model)The BCCI has been at loggerheads with the ICC on the proposed revenue model which considerably cuts down India’s share.In the existing revenue distribution model, BCCI gets USD 579 million from the ICC.If Manohar’s proposal is passed by the ICC, then BCCI’s share comes down drastically to USD 290 million which even the Committee of Administrators (CoA) had found unacceptable.advertisementIn fact, CoA member Vikram Limaye, after attending the last ICC Board Meeting, had objected to the model terming it as something based on good faith and equity.When asked what will be the BCCI’s stand on the issue, the official explained how they plan to work it out.”Let us take the example that BCCI were being paid Rs 500 and others are being paid Rs 100. Now these member nations have been promised Rs 175 or let’s say Rs 200. What Mr Manohar is trying do is to reduce BCCI’s share to Rs 300 in order to increase their share,” he said.Asked what’s the solution, he said, “We are assuring the member nations that even if our share remains Rs 500, we promise to create a model to increase their share to Rs 200. But please have faith that we can propose a revenue generation model.”The BCCI is also not announcing the squad for Champions Trophy today, which is the ICC deadline.However, the ICC constitution allows countries to name their squads post the deadline under certain circumstances.”Tell me one thing, if we name the squad, say for example on May 5, will ICC bar us from participation. We have a settled squad and naming it is a mere formality,” he concluded.last_img read more

Wimbledon 2017: With big little sister absent, Venus Wiliams is doing it for herself

first_imgVenus Williams last graced Centre Court in a Wimbledon singles final in 2009, since when she’s got used to playing the supporting role for sister Serena in four triumphant All England Club campaigns.So the 37-year-old, carrying the hopes of the Williams clan while her younger sibling takes time out to have a baby, should be forgiven a moment of self-doubt after a clinical victory over Britain’s Johanna Konta on Thursday gave her a shot at another title.”Serena’s always in my corner and usually it’s her in these finals and I’m trying my best to represent Williams as best I can,” Venus told the BBC after her 6-4 6-2 win.”I missed (Serena) so much before this match and … I just wish she was here and I wish she could do this for me. I was like, no, this time you do it for yourself. So here we are.”The SW19 major has been kind to both sisters, who have turned its manicured lawns into something of a personal fiefdom since the turn of the century.Seven of Serena’s record 23 grand slam victories have come here. So have five of Venus’s seven – the first as long ago as 2000 and the last in 2008.On Saturday the older Williams will seek to become the oldest major winner in the women’s game since it turned professional, eclipsing her sister’s record.Standing in her way will be Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, who lost her previous Wimbledon final in 2015, to Serena.”One more win would be amazing. It won’t be a given, but I’m going to give it my all,” Venus said.advertisement”We both play really well on grass. The last time she played Serena so I’ll have to ask Serena for some pointers.”In the meantime, she carries the best wishes of Serena’s fiance Alexis Ohanian.”So happy to see a Williams in the finals of #Wimbledon – congrats, sis,” he wrote on Twitter.last_img read more

IAR Systems brings its developers conference IAR DevCon to Europe

first_imgIAR Systems now continues the successful developers conference in several locations across Europe, targeting developers and designers with content on security, IoT, industrial, automotive, medical and general embedded development.IAR DevCon comes in a compact half-day format, lasting from 9:00 to 14:00. The conference begins with a keynote from one of IAR Systems’ representatives, giving insights to key industries and the latest market updates. Following the keynote, there are two training sessions on How to develop smaller, faster, smarter code using IAR Embedded Workbench and Developing a more secure application and/or dealing with the nuances of a particular application as well as one practical session on Using IAR Embedded Workbench in a real-life application using real hardware. There will also be room for individual Q&A as well as personal networking.Timetable for IAR DevCon in Europe: Bilbao, Spain: September 11, 2018 Paris, France: September 13, 2018 Cambridge, UK: October 2, 2018 Helsinki, Finland: October 4, 2018 Vienna, Austria: October 9, 2018 Milan, Italy: October 11, 2018 Stockholm, Sweden: November 21, 2018 Munich, Germany: November 28, 2018The number of seats for each location is limited.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous congatec and Landshut University IoT Innovation Lab cooperateNext Acceed: flexible IO radio gateway for IoT applicationslast_img read more

Jos Buttler better than MS Dhoni in ODIs on current form: Tim Paine

first_imgJos Buttler almost single-handedly won England the 5th ODI against Australia and complete their first-ever 5-0 sweep of their bitter rivals in all formats. Australia captain Tim Paine thinks Buttler is in the form of his life and has surged ahead of the former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.”He’s good, he’s very good. Right now, he’d have to be the best white-ball wicket-keeper batsman in the world,” Paine said when asked to rate the Englishman.”I don’t think there’s too many guys to challenge him. MS Dhoni is pretty good, but at this moment, Jos is at the absolute peak of his powers. He understands his one-day game so well and knows his strengths inside out and just doesn’t go away from him.”Buttler scored 275 runs in the series with three not-outs including scores of 91*, 54* and 110*. He has had a transformation since he played a stellar role for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League with nearly 600 runs to his credit. He was recalled to the Test team and he responded with two half-centuries in the drawn series against Pakistan.5th ODI: Jos Buttler century helps England whitewash Australia”He’s someone for our batters to watch and see first hand. Those experiences are going to be really good for D’Arcy Short or Travis Head to see him and Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy at their best,” Paine added.Also read – Paine hints at quitting limited-overs formats to prolong Test careerPaine, who took over as captain after Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were handed substantial bans in the ball-tampering scandal, has now hinted at leaving the shorter formats to prolong his Test career.advertisement”All I know is I was coming here to do this series and I’ve said a few times before, when you are my age it’s a bit foolish to look ahead,” Paine told Cricket Australia’s website.”Certainly, I am really looking forward to captaining the Test team and continuing how I have been playing in that format.”But where I go with the rest of my cricket is something we will discuss in the coming weeks.”(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Ray Lewis’ Son, Rashaan Lewis, Announces Transfer

first_img Gods plan🔮Next Chapter📖 @FAU_Football @FAU_Owls_Nest @FAUOWLACCESS— Saan💯🎒🌟🔮🔑👑 (@RahsaanL) June 10, 2019Rashaan Lewis will be immediately eligible at FAU in 2019.The defensive back was a walk-on for UCF, playing in seven games as a true freshman.Ray Lewis is excited about the move.“Son, my heart is smiling. Next chapter papa with you every step of the way,” he wrote. A solo shot of Ray Lewis.CHARLOTTE, NC – NOVEMBER 02: ESPN personality Ray Lewis watches warmups before the game between the Carolina Panthers and the Indianapolis Colts at Bank of America Stadium on November 2, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Ray Lewis’ son, Rashaan Lewis, will be playing for a new college football program during the 2019 season.The son of the Pro Football Hall of Famer spent the 2018 season at UCF, though he’ll be playing for a different state of Florida program in 2019.Rashaan Lewis is transferring to FAU.“Change is a scary thing in life and you never know if it’s going to be better or worse,” Lewis wrote on Twitter, “but you gotta trust in God which is exactly what I’m doing after many prayers and talking with family.”last_img read more

BCCI Ombudsman reduces S Sreesanth’s life ban to 7 years, can play all forms of cricket from 2020

first_img Next BCCI Ombudsman reduces S Sreesanth’s life ban to 7 years, can play all forms of cricket from 2020The Supreme Court had earlier in the year set aside the life ban imposed by BCCI disciplinary committee on S Sreesanth for his alleged role in IPL Spot fixing scandal.advertisement Rasesh Mandani MumbaiAugust 20, 2019UPDATED: August 20, 2019 16:52 IST BCCI disciplinary committee had imposed life ban on S Sreesanth for for his alleged role in spot-fixing. (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBCCI Ombudsman has passed an order to reduce life ban on S Sreesanth to 7 yearsS Sreesanth was banned for lifetime for his alleged role in IPL spot-fixingHowever, the cricketer could be back to all forms of cricket from 13th September 2020BCCI Ombudsman Justice DK Jain has passed an order reducing the life ban imposed on cricketer S Sreesanth to seven years. In effect, Sreesanth will be eligible to play all forms of cricket from 13th September 2020.The Supreme Court had earlier in the year set aside the life ban imposed by BCCI disciplinary committee for his alleged role in IPL Spot fixing scandal and asked the Board ombudsman to reconsider within three months, the quantum of punishment.DK Jain also considers the fact that Sreesanth co-operated with the inquiry and observes that BCCI could not contest Sreesanth’s plea that the alleged offenses did not substantially damage the IPL commercial value. “In the report of the Commissioner there is no allegation that Mr. Sreesanth did not co-operate in the Inquiry. Additionally, the BCCI has not been able to controvert the specific plea of Mr. Sreesanth that the offences allegedly committed by him did not substantially damage the commercial value of the IPL matches, or even the final result of the subject match,” the Omudsman says.The ombudsman in his order also observes that BCCI has nothing on record to prove its finding that the cricketer’s conduct was erratic on and off the field. “Although the BCCI has referred to his erratic behaviour, both on and off the field, with fellow players, but nothing has been brought on record by the BCCI to show that any sanction was imposed on him in the past. On the contrary, he was regularly participating in the national and international matches,” the order says.advertisementWeighing in on the punishment, the order considers that Sreesanth’s best years in cricket are past him. “Even other wise, for Mr. Sreesanth, who is now in his late thirties, his prime years as a Cricketer, particularly as a fast bowler may already be over. Bearing in mind, all these factors, I am of the view that banning Mr. Sreesanth from participating in any kind of commercial Cricket or from associating with any activities of the BCCI or its affiliates, for a period of seven years with effect from 13.09.2013, i.e. the date from which, the period of ban imposed by the Disciplinary Committee had commenced, will meet the ends of justice. 22. It is ordered accordingly,” the order concludes.This order will have no effect on the criminal proceedings pending against the cricketer in the Delhi High Court, where the Delhi Police has challenged a trial court’s order discharging all accused, including Sreesanth, in the IPL spot-fixing case.Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow S SreesanthFollow S Sreesanth banFollow BCCI Ombudsman D K Jainlast_img read more

Xin Yuan Ocean Orders Tanker from Compatriot Shipyard

first_imgzoom China-based shipowner Xin Yuan Ocean has opted to order a small dirty tanker, with an option for another vessel of the same kind, from a compatriot shipbuilder Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding.According to data provided by VesselsValue, the company placed the order for the new ship on June 7.The vessel in question will feature 7,500 dwt and is expected to join its owner in 2018, while its sister ship, if ordered, would be delivered in 2019.Although the financial details of the agreement were not disclosed, VesselsValue informed that the ships have a combined market value of around USD 22 million.Xin Yuan Ocean currently operates one small dirty tanker, the 8,000 dwt Rostella. Built by China’s Quingshan Shipyard, the vessel, which has a market value of USD 17.8 million, was delivered to the company in April 2017.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Union Min doubts vote count in Bareilly seeks probe

first_imgNew Delhi: A key minister in the Narendra Modi government has filed a complaint with the returning officer in his Bareilly Lok Sabha constituency, seeking a probe into an alleged error in counting of votes during the recent Lok Sabha polls. The complaint by Santosh Gangwar, an eight-time MP and now Labour and Employment Minister, says that a particular booth in the Kali Bari locality did not vote in his favour, despite being a traditional Bharatiya Janata Party pocket. His complaint has now gone viral over social media in the UP. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Gangwar, who has won from Bareilly in all elections since 1989 except in 2009, filed his complaint on August 14 with District Magistrate Virendra Kumar Singh, the returning officer in the general elections. In his complaint letter, the Minister said that in booth number 290 (Shishu Bal Sadan) located in Kali Bari, the BJP got only 5 votes while Congress 29 and Samajwadi Party 583. Claiming that there seems to be a “chook” (error) during counting, he requested a probe into the matter. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Gangwar’s aide Ramesh Chand Jain, who now looks after his constituency and had been Minister’s additional Private Secretary earlier, told IANS that a letter in this connection has been written to the returning officer. “The booth has always been a BJP pocket, but the numbers of votes in our favour present a different picture,” said Jain, who is perceived to be Gangwar’s closest aide in Bareilly. On the other hand BJP’s principal opponent in UP, the Samajwadi Party raked up the issue to raise questions on the credibility of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM). After an unexpected drubbing at the hands of BJP in the recent Lok Sabha polls, the SP and its allies had raised doubts over EVMs. “Gangwarji is a very honest and senior leader of the BJP. His complaint should be taken seriously. The SP requests Election Commission that all forthcoming polls in UP should revert to ballot boxes as EVMs credibility is being repeatedly questioned,” said SP national spokesperson I.P. Singh. Insiders in the BJP, however, said that Gangwar’s complaint is not actually targeted at the counting procedure but his alleged rival Rajesh Agarwal, another prominent local leader of the BJP who is now Cabinet Minister in the state’s Yogi Adityanath government. Sources said that both Agarwal and Gangwar are not on good terms and the party leadership is also aware of this rivalry. While Gangwar swept Bareilly, polling over 5.65 lakh votes, he failed to muster support in Kali Bari area where Agarwal resides. IANS tried to reach Agarwal for his comments but could not contact him. The District Magistrate office in Bareilly confirmed that complaint has been received and a probe is on.last_img read more

Swimming event shows changing perception of the oncefilthy Halifax harbour

first_imgHALIFAX – Ten years ago, the thought of going for a swim in Halifax harbour would have made some Nova Scotians cringe — but after a successful public swimming event was held Sunday afternoon, an oceans advocate says it seems there’s an appetite for a swimming spot on the waterfront.Anika Riopel launched the Jump In campaign last year, an initiative looking to change the city’s perception of the harbour, which was once the go-to spot for dumping raw sewage.Before three wastewater treatment plants started operating in 2008, the harbour was fouled by 180 million litres of sewage every day. That’s enough to fill 72 Olympic-size swimming pools, topped with an icky assortment of brown “floatables,” condoms and tampon applicators.But Riopel, a former environmental sustainability student at Dalhousie University, said efforts to clean up the harbour in the decade since have been successful, and water quality testing shows the harbour is now just as safe to swim in as other popular swimming spots in Halifax.“A lot of this project is changing those perceptions that were accurate from 10 years ago, and looking at what the actual water quality is now,” she said.While Halifax is home to several beaches and swimming spots, most are located far away from the downtown core.If the city makes a permanent summertime swimming spot on the Halifax waterfront — complete with a diving platform, raft, and lifeguards — Riopel said it could help fill a gap in the city’s recreational facilities.“The idea is not just changing the perceptions, but making it into something fun to do and enjoy,” said Riopel.“People who live in Nova Scotia like swimming, the beaches are always packed, and so this is one more place to come and cool off on those really hot days … it’s a huge opportunity, and it’s right at our doorstep.”Deborah Page, director of marketing and communications with Develop Nova Scotia, said she’s been working with Riopel to help make her vision into a reality.But she said the agency must first work with the city to figure out how to implement the project without interfering with the city’s busy port, which can see dozens of boats on a busy day.“On a regular basis, it’s not very safe to swim in the harbour because we have a working waterfront, so there’s a lot of boating traffic, a lot of stuff going on, so trying to navigate that with swimmers is actually quite dangerous,” she said.But she said she was encouraged by the positive feedback from Sunday afternoon swimmers, noting that the boardwalk’s prominent location could be a big draw for people.“Folks have to travel to get to a beach or a lake, so there may be lots of interest from an urban perspective,” she said.Halifax MP Andy Fillmore was one of the people who took a dip in the harbour Sunday, which saw temperatures climb into the mid-20s.A longtime supporter of the project, Fillmore said it appears that Halifax is looking for more recreation on the waterfront.“I think the concerns about the cleanliness of the harbour do tend to belong to a previous generation, perhaps. But you can tell, there are young people here, there are kids, my own daughter and her friends were here swimming today, they can see and feel how clean the water is, and they don’t pay attention to those stories now because they’ve had a swim in the water,” he said.“I think this says that people are ready to have fun on the water and in the water on the Halifax waterfront.”At 12.3 square kilometres, Halifax harbour is one of the deepest and largest natural harbours in the world, and its high environmental standards have won it special designation as a so-call blue flag marina, the first such designation in Atlantic Canada.last_img read more

UNSG Personal Envoy to brief Security Council on Western Sahara

Rabat – The United Nations Personal Envoy to the Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, will brief the UN Security Council on Western Sahara next Wednesday.This comes after the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon released his annual report on the situation in the Western Sahara last Friday.In the report, Ban Ki-Moon summarized the latest developments regarding the question of Western Sahara and called on the different parties in the conflict to “continue their cooperation with the United Nations human rights mechanisms and OHCHR, by facilitating OHCHR missions to Western Sahara and the refugee camps near Tindouf, with unrestricted access to all relevant stakeholders.” The UN Chief also praised the “positive steps that Morocco has taken on the protection of human rights,” including the adoption of a new code on military justice and the accession to the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against torture, while calling for “independent and impartial understanding” of human rights in the Western Sahara.He also called for the registration of the population living in the Tindouf camps.“I note continuing questions about the number of refugees requiring assistance. These highlight the need to address the registration of the refugee population,” the UN chief said in paragraph 77 of his annual report.It is the first time the UNSG’s annual report on the territorial dispute has included a recommendation calling for a census in the Tindouf camps.Conducting a census in the camps has been a longstanding request from the Moroccan government, which has long accused Algeria and the Polisario of inflating the number of people said to be living there.Ban Ki-Moon’s Personal Envoy Christopher Ross has made two trips to the region: one in February and the second in March.Ross’ visit the region was made possible after Ban Ki-moon reassured King Mohammed VI last January that he had no intention to alter the mandate of the MINURSO. read more

Poll Do you feel safe on Irish roads

first_imgRESULTS OF AN AA survey released today show that most Irish motorists believe garda presence on the country’s roads has decreased since last year.The research also revealed that the condition of Irish roads is a major concern for motorists.After a Bank Holiday weekend during which five people were killed in crashes, four in ten people think that the government is not treating road safety as a priority.So far in 2013, 80 people have lost their lives on Irish roads.A combination of factors – a perceived lack of gardaí, a rising death toll and poor road conditions – could be seen as worrying for some drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists. How about you? Do you feel safe on Irish roads? No (1981) Poll Results: Yes (885)center_img YesNoI’m not sureVote I’m not sure (1239)last_img read more

Washington could slip back into a recession

first_imgOLYMPIA — Economic forecasters who had projected that Washington’s economy would begin accelerating in the months to come are now growing increasingly pessimistic, warning Thursday that the risk of slipping back into recession has grown significantly.The state’s chief economist, Arun Raha, said the economy is struggling against headwinds caused by debt battles in the United States and Europe. He had previously forecast that those issues would only cause short-term troubles, but he now expects them to continue to damage consumer confidence and suppress the state’s recovery.“It takes a lot to turn me pessimistic, but I have turned pessimistic now,” Raha said.The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council said state tax collections are already 1.3 percent below a forecast issued in June, and Raha expects that gap to widen in the coming months. The June forecast projected that the state would have a $163 million buffer for the two-year budget cycle, but the weak tax collections in recent weeks have already wiped out about $30 million of that.Raha will issue a new revenue forecast in September that lawmakers will watch closely in case it forces them back to Olympia to reassess the budget. Gov. Chris Gregoire has asked state agencies to prepare for the possibility of more budget cuts, asking them to prepare plans to trim spending by 5 percent and 10 percent.‘Roller coaster ride’Washington had an unemployment rate of 9.2 percent in June. Forecasters no longer have any projection of when Washington’s economic recovery will be able to regain momentum. The debt troubles in Europe appear to be spreading, and the consequences of the United States’ credit rating downgrade by Standard & Poor’s could be lasting.last_img read more

South Florida veterans return from Honor Flight trip

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – Some of South Florida’s oldest veterans returned from their flight of honor in Fort Lauderdale.Thousands greeted the veterans at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport with flags, cheers and signs, Saturday night.Held by Honor Flight South Florida, the special one-day trip gave 75 veterans of World War II and the Vietnam and Korean wars a chance to visit all three war memorials in Washington, D.C.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Week In Review 122126

first_imgTuesday 1/23Audio Player01-26-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm01-26-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPd8.0 Earthquake Rattles The Kenai Peninsula, Rescued Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Calf Cannot Be Released Back To Wild, Soldotna Council To Consider Approval Of Airport Master Plan Phase III, What To Do In The Event Of A Tsunami Warning On The Peninsula Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Wednesday 1/24Audio PlayerJennifer-Wednesday-0124.mp3VmJennifer-Wednesday-0124.mp300:00RPdEarthquake Caused Small Spill At Nikiski Refinery, Three-Peat! Kassik’s Takes Home Third Consecutive Win At Beer And Barley Wine Festival, Ban On Distilleries Serving Cocktails Approved By Board Monday 1/22Audio PlayerJennifer-Monday-0122.mp3VmJennifer-Monday-0122.mp300:00RPdCity Of Kenai Looks At Permits For Dip Net Fishery Vendors, CES Fire Marshall Arrested For DV Assault, Ravn Alaska Agents Stole Roughly $500,000 In Goods, According To Feds, NOAA Donates Funds For ‘Bycatch’ Reduction Programcenter_img Thursday 1/25Audio Player01-26-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm01-26-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdSmoking Ban Continues To Advance In The Legislature, Project Homeless Connect Offers Basic Care And Comfort To The Kenai, Walker Appoints Lincoln To Vacant Alaska House Seat, Soldotna Parks And Recreation Creates Skating Path At Soldotna Creek Park Friday 1/26Audio PlayerJennifer-on-friday-0126.mp3VmJennifer-on-friday-0126.mp300:00RPdTwo Arrested In Connection With Burglary At Kenai Central High School, Early Morning Collision On Seward Highway Involving Two Semi Trucks, Sen. Murkowski Seeks To Scale Back Plans For Offshore Leasing In Alaska, State Institutes New Review Process For Clemency Requestslast_img read more

OBITUARY Mary E Howard Cleary 90

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — CLEARY, Mary E. (Howard), of Wilmington, formerly of Malden, passed away peacefully on April 27th surrounded by her loving family Devoted wife for 35 years to the late Edward J. Cleary. Beloved mother of Jean Kelly, Lt. Col. USAF, retired and her husband Charles, Maj. USAF retired of Lynn Haven, FL, Edward Cleary and his wife Mary of Brockton, Judith Moffatt and her husband Richard of Wilmington, Richard Cleary and his wife Sandra of Danvers and Mary Ellen Pothier and her husband Paul of Wilmington. Sister of the late Eleanor Ruelle and David Howard. Cherished grandmother of Richard Moffatt and his companion Laura, Tracy Moffatt and her Fiance Eric, Meaghan Kelly, Bryan Cleary and his fiancee Jamie, Joseph Moffatt and his wife Nicole, Patrick Kelly and his fiancee Alexa, Matthew Cleary and his wife Kayce, Lauren Cleary and her companion Phill, Edward Cleary and his fiancee Matthew, Emily Pothier, Stephen Cleary and his fiancee Ashley and Daniel Pothier. Also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Alexis Moffatt, Olivia Moffatt, Skylar Cleary, Cooper Kendrick and Kiley Moffatt as well as many nieces and nephews.Mary was born in Malden on December 19, 1928 to Anna and David Howard and shared a wonderful childhood with her siblings, Eleanor and David. She graduated from Girls Catholic High School in 1946 and continued her education at Wyndham secretarial school, graduating in 1947. Mary worked as a medical secretary for many years at an oral surgery practice in Medford. In 1953, Mary married Edward Cleary and they resided in Malden with their five children. Mary and Edward were married for 35 years before Edward passed away in 1989. Mary moved to Wilmington in 2002 to be closer to her daughters Mary Ellen and Judy.Mary’s many loves included shopping, gambling and donating money Publishers Clearing House (proud member since 1969) Mary’s greatest joy in life, however was spending time with her family. Mary was a faithful Catholic and attended almost daily mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish in Wilmington.Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Carroll Funeral Home, 721 Salem Street, (Maplewood Square) MALDEN on Thursday, May 2 at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem St., Malden at 10 AM. Visiting Hours in the Carroll Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4-8 PM. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.Mary E. (Howard) Cleary(NOTE: The above obituary is from Carroll Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Kilpatrick) Valente, 75In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Mary R. (Causi) Marinello, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Reverend Paul W. Berube, 84In “Obituaries”last_img read more

After Article 15 Hrithik Roshans Super 30 fails to halt Kabir Singh

first_imgShahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in Kabir SinghTwitterThe craze for Kabir Singh does not seem to be dying down any time soon as the Shahid Kapoor starrer is braving the wave of Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 and Article 15 to make a good collection at the box office.Having rocked the box office in its opening week, Kabir Singh clashed with Article 15 in its second week. Many predicted that its collection will be slowed down by the Ayushmann Khurrana starrer. But it remained rock-steady and in fact, it fared better than the new film in that week. The movie continued to keep the cash registers ringing at the box office in its third week, as there were no big releases.Kabir Singh faced a big threat in the form of the highly-talked about and much-awaited film Super 30, which hit the screens on July 12. The trade analysts predicted that the Hrithik Roshan starrer would not only snatch some screens from it but also drive away a huge chunk of audience. It would surely take a toll on its collection at the box office. Super 30 stillYouTube ScreenshotBut the Shahid Kapoor starrer has been unfazed and undeterred by Super 30. When compared to its third Thursday collection (Rs 3.32 crore net), the Sandeep Reddy Vanga directed movie witnessed some amount of drop in its business on its fourth Friday. But Kabir Singh has gone on to show decent growth on Saturday.Kabir Singh has collected Rs 3.75 crore net at the domestic box office on its fourth Saturday, taking its 23-day total collection to Rs 255.89 crore net. Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#KabirSingh shows big gains on [fourth] Sat… Will maintain the pace on [fourth] Sun… [Week 4] Fri 2.54 cr, Sat 3.75 cr. Total: ₹ 255.89 cr. India biz.”Its collection is bigger than that of Article 15, which collected Rs 2.15 crore net at the Indian box office on its third Saturday, taking its domestic total to Rs 55.83 crore net. Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Article15 jumps again… Inches closer to ₹ 60 cr… [Week 3] Fri 1.25 cr, Sat 2.15 cr. Total: ₹ 55.83 cr. India biz.” Article 15 stillOn the other hand, Super 30 has shown huge growth on Saturday and crossed Rs 30 crore net mark in two days. Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Super30 has a turnaround on Day 2… Witnesses super growth at plexes of Tier-2 cities and also shows an upward trend in mass circuits… Will score big numbers on Day 3… Eyes ₹ 50 cr [+/-] weekend… Fri 11.83 cr, Sat 18.19 cr. Total: ₹ 30.02 cr. India biz.”last_img read more