first_imgDr. Michael GutterConsider that each time you use the credit card, or realize you don’t know how much you have available for bills, or  decide something costs too much or is not needed – your kids are watching. Recent studies have increasingly documented the important influence parents have on the eventual financial behaviors of their children; this includes the good, the bad, and the ugly.By Carissa RogersConsider how we can set a good example.Try to explain why you use a card when you do. The basic difference between a debit and credit card so they understand when you are spending family money.When you are planning to pay the bills, even it if is online, explain what you are doing and how you keep track of them. You don’t need to in depth while your kids are young. However as your kids finish high school, consider that they should be learning their own organization system.Give them goals to save for. This can start small such as saving money so they can spend it at an upcoming family trip, or for something big that they want.As an aside, my son dropped many hints that he wanted an iPhone. I told him not only was the phone an expense, but also so is the addition to our family’s bill. I told him that would be an extra $120 per year. About six months later after some birthday, chore, good grades, and good effort money, he walked up to me with his wallet and said “lets go to the store.” For what” He opens his wallet, pulls out $270.“Here is for my bill” handing me $120 and the rest is for the store. I looked at him, incredulously, and said, “Let’s go”So remember if you teach them to save, they will understand it. If you teach them to be organized with their spending, they will see that. And if you teach them to spend, they will understand that too!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on April 14, 2015.last_img read more

first_imgStep 1. Use HSL SecondaryAs Justin Odisho points out, it’s best if your talent is wearing something with a different color than the background so you’ll avoid changing their clothing too drastically (especially if you want any continuity in your film). So, create an adjustment layer, and put the clip on top of your original. Then open up the Lumetri color Panel, and then open HSL Secondary.Step 2. Capture the Right ColorTo distinguish the color you’d like to change in the scene, grab the Ink Dropper tool and drag it over to the image and pick a point (in this case, it’s a bright green tree). Since the trees are changing in color due to the different light, grab the Plus Ink Dropper and drag it over the area of leaves to capture the range of brightness in the green leaves. You can pull the sliders in or out to refine your adjustment and see exactly what color you’ve selected.Step 3. Open the Color WheelNow we’re going to change the colors, so open up the color wheel. If you want to use the tri color adjustment with Shadows, Midtones, and Highlights, you can, but Justin Plays with the one Color Wheel for this example. He recommends just playing around with the colors so you can easily decide what shade works best for your shot. Also, try not to go too saturated with your colors due to how fake the final product might look.Odisho recommends, since you’re already working with the Adjustment Layer, to just go ahead perform the basic color grading you need to while you’re already in Lumetri (thus saving you time down the road).Want to learn more about how color grading can save your shot? Check out our past coverage.Color Grading Footage in After Effects with LumetriThe Basics of Color Grading with CurvesColor, Black and White, or Hyperreal?DaVinci Resolve: Enhance Your Sky in Under Five MinutesHow to Color Grade Your Sunset Shots in Premiere Pro and After Effects Learn how you can change the color of the leaves in your footage with this easy-to-follow Adobe Premiere Pro color grading tutorial.Top image via Shutterstock.One of the most frustrating aspects of being pressed for time with a shooting schedule is the lack of wiggle room for shooting whenever you’d like. Often, you’re rushing toward a deadline with no days or hours to spare. You have to take what you can get when you can get it.However this doesn’t necessarily mean you have to settle for a shot you don’t want. Here are a few ways to alter the time or place of your shot during post-production. In this particular example, we’ll learn how to change your shot from summer to fall — all in Premiere Pro. For DaVinci Resolve users, check out our previous coverage here.Let’s get started.last_img read more

first_imgThree years into his business, Prateek Bhargava, founder of education technology startup Mindler, has ventured into five countries, including Russia and Singapore, and is evaluating few more markets abroad.According to the firm that helps students in career assessment and counselling and planning, technology adoption in education delivery and assessment is growing as a sector, and it is better to venture out for a bigger market pie. “It’s no more about saturate in India before going global…if your product is good then why not,” said Bhargava.Read it at Live Mint Related Itemslast_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Durant lost to James and the Miami Heat in five games in 2012 and then James and the Cavs knocked off the 73-win Warriors in a seven-game thriller last June.But with Durant added to a mix that includes fellow All-Stars Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, this year’s Warriors proved to be too tough for James and Cleveland to handle in Game 1.“He can just go get a bucket,” Green said. “That’s one of the things that we need, a guy who can go get a bucket, get to the foul line. … That’s huge for us. You are talking one of the best players in the game. To have a game like that when he’s playing that way, it’s tough to beat. Thirty-eight, 8, 8, zero turnovers? We’re real tough to beat when he’s doing that.”READ: Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for NBA Finals Durant played well in his first Finals trip but didn’t have the help he has now with a two-time MVP in Curry, one of the league’s best two-way players in Thompson and a do-it-all demon like Green.ADVERTISEMENT With his big output in Game 1, Durant joined Hall of Famers Rick Barry, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal as the only players to score at least 25 points in each of his first six Finals games.“This is what every player wants to be, is the highest level of basketball,” Durant said. “That’s what you dream about as a kid, is to play at the highest level. I wouldn’t do my teammates any good if I wasn’t just enjoying the moment.”Durant provided a conundrum for Cleveland’s defense. While the Cavs mostly left Harrison Barnes open last season and thrived when he made just 5 of 32 shots in the final three games as the Cavs overcame a 3-1 deficit to win the title, that wasn’t an option with Durant.READ: Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in NBA FinalsThere were a handful of times Cleveland was more focused on Curry and the 3-point shooters, but Durant made them pay with six first-half dunks. His presence also forced James to work on the defensive end, sapping some needed energy he needs on offense if Cleveland is going to keep up with Golden State.Durant also did a good job defensively in his 1-on-1 matchups with James, who still managed 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists but also turned the ball over eight times.“Kevin’s a competitor,” Green said. “Obviously being that he’s guarding LeBron, he’s taking that challenge on. And I expect nothing less out of him, being the competitor that he is.”Durant’s presence also benefited Curry, who hit six 3-pointers on the way to a 28-point night. Curry shot just 40 percent in the Finals a year ago and had more turnovers (30) than assists (26) as he nursed injuries to his knee and ankle.But after winning the first two games a year ago before blowing the 3-1 lead, the Warriors aren’t about to get ahead of themselves even if Cavs coach Tyronn Lue called them “the best I ever seen.”“A lot of us have been through both sides of a championship run and a Finals,” Curry said. “You’re not going to see crazy celebrations. You’re not going to see us getting ahead of ourselves. We’re going to enjoy what we do on the floor and going to be passionate about it and have each other’s backs when we’re out there, but every 48 minutes is a separate event.” BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after a play against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 1, 2017 in Oakland, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFPOAKLAND, Calif. — LeBron James had a simple explanation for what stood out in Game 1 of the NBA Finals: KD.With a motivated Kevin Durant playing some of the best basketball of his career and taking the pressure off Stephen Curry, Golden State dominated Cleveland 113-91 in Game 1 on Thursday night and showed that Cavaliers-Warriors III might not look anything like the previous showdowns.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast I lost motivation after grandfather died, says emotional Kyrgios Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP “You take one of the best teams that we had ever assembled last year, that we saw in the regular season and in the postseason, and then in the offseason you add a high-powered offensive talent like that and a great basketball IQ like that, that’s what stands out,” James said. “I mean, it’s no if, ands, or buts. It is what it is. We’ve got to figure out how to combat that, which is going to be a tough challenge for us.“But that’s what stands out.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs in Game 1Durant finished with 38 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, didn’t commit a single turnover and spent much of the night guarding James on the defensive end in an impressive return to the Finals stage five years after his only previous trip with Oklahoma City. MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgIndia Today Mind Rocks, the country’s most eagerly awaited youth event, is coming to rock the national Capital once again. The event is an interactive platform where youngsters get a chance to meet and interact with the country’s biggest icons from all fields. It’s a festival that celebrates ideas, music and art by recognising the best in the field and also giving youth a stage to create, perform and engage.The ninth Mind Rocks will be held at Delhi’s Siri Fort Auditorium on September 6. Like previous years, this edition too will see top politicians, businesspersons, sports personalities and filmstars sharing their success stories and discussing issues of national interest with the audience. The ninth Mind Rocks will be held at Delhi’s Siri Fort Auditorium on September 6.The Siri Fort Mind Rocks will be attended by actor Deepika Padukone, singers Yo Yo Honey Singh and Rabbi Shergill, comedian-cum-politician Bhagwant Mann, actor-turned-politician Chirag Paswan, cricketers Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj, Olympic medalist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and footballer Gouramangi Singh.The finale of the event will be a live performance by Sufi rocker Shergill, who shot to fame with soulful numbers such as Bulla Ki Jana and Challa. The past eight summits have been very successful with participaition of celebrities such as Ajay Devgn, Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Dhanush, Shruti Haasan, Sonam Kapoor, Mary Kom and Nandan Nilekani etc.To register, youngsters between the age of 18 and 32 can go to www.indiatodaymindrocks.comlast_img read more

first_imgAfter giants like Samsung and LG exhibited the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, its Sony’s turn to throw in their best card in theon-going MWC. According to a new leak from an extremely reliable and populartipster, @evleaks (Evan Blake), the company will be releasing a new smartphone within a few hours in an event at MWC.The device in the media render leaked online can be an allnew line-up from the Japanese conglomerate, or an extension of the Xperia Cline-up. Since the device doesn’t sport a front facing flash, there are heavychances that this device will be the introduction of a new line-up.The device comes with a dedicated camera button and prettyslim bezels on the sides but carries thick top and bottom bezels, somethingsimilar to the Xperia C5 Ultra. Since we are just left with a few hours ofwaiting time the official news will soon be out on our site.last_img read more

first_imgThe Foxes have been unbelievable this season. They have given this world yet another underdog story to cherish. With three more games to go, Leicester City are just a win away from clinching the Premier League title this season.  The Foxes have the opportunity to do it on Sunday at Old Trafford against one of the most consistent sides of the league and it would be the perfect icing on the cake for them.No one saw this coming. Leicester City were languishing at the bottom of the Premier League table last season and somehow managed to escape relegation. However, the Foxes have made a mockery of Premier League traditions this season. Only four teams – Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United – have won the Premier League title in the last 20 seasons. Leicester, who did not even pose a threat to top teams last season, have shown the way for aspiring clubs. (Also read: Leicester deserve EPL title more than Tottenham, says Chelsea’s Hazard)A lot has been said about how their manager Claudio Ranieri inspired the boys at Leicester City. Raineri’s story itself is as quirky as his club’s. The former Chelsea boss was sacked by Greece after its national team was humiliated by minnows Faroe Islands in 2014. The Greece Football Association president had termed his appointment ‘most unfortunate choice of coach’. (Also read: Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez voted England’s player of the year) Raineri seems to know a thing or two about forgetting the bad past. He has helped Leicester script one of the most fascinating stories in the history of the sport. (Also read: In love with England, Mahrez rules out PSG move) advertisementThe Italian revealed that he himself did not expect Leicester to sit pretty at the top of the league this season. “If someone had told me that Leicester would be in the top-flight before the start of the season, I would have called that person mad,” he said.”It’s unbelievable. My owner asked me forty points this season to be safe. I said we would work hard to achieve the target. But before the Christmas day, we achieved 39 points. In the second half, we aspired for 40 more – 79,” Raineri, who had been coy and cautious throughout this season, said in an exclusive interview to TRT World.Apart from the Vardys and the Mahrezs, Raineri believes that Leicester City’s fans were crucial to the team’s success this season.”Our fans played a big part in our success. They have been there at home, followed us for away games. They have been brilliant,” he said.The television channel also came up with a compilation of videos in which the Leicester fans showered praise on Raineri for giving them an unimaginable season of football.This is how Raineri reacted after watching the tribute..last_img read more

first_imgVirat Kohli tried hard to stay away from the limelight and let Sunrisers Hyderabad soak in the moment, soon after they had lifted their maiden Indian Premier League title at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. But that was not going to happen, really. Kohli won a flurry of awards. He was after all the highest scorer in the season with 973 runs, four hundreds and seven fifties from 16 matches. Despite being clear favourites to win Sunday’s title clash, Royal Challengers Bangalore went down by eight runs in their third final and first ever at home. (David Warner joins Virat Kohli in elite list ) Kohli was crestfallen but was gracious enough to not say much. However, David Warner, the winning captain had a lot to say about his counterpart. “Look at the way Kohli led from the front. He’s a great leader. “India are in a great place for the next few years that he’s playing for sure. He set the benchmark for all the guys in the tournament,” said Warner. ACRIMONIOUS PAST FORGOTTEN The two had had a bitter spat in Australia during India’s tour of 2014. But that was not going to stop Warner from speaking his heart out about possibly the best batsman in the world at the moment. They were words of genuine appreciation and the whole stadium erupted when he spoke those. It was perhaps the moment of the IPL 2016, which was driven and inspired by Kohli and his band of merry men. (Heartbreak for Kohli, SRH win maiden IPL title ) Warner of course had special words of praise for his own team, which had been previously panned for the lack of balance in its midst. SRH were on a mission as the captain himself and Shikhar Dhawan played stellar roles at the top. Mustafizur Rahman was the standout performer in a star-studded bowling line-up. Ashish Nehra and Yuvraj Singh defied age to turn up some memorable performances. Result: a stunning result in RCB’s home. TIME FOR CELEBRATIONS “It’s a fantastic team achievement. It’s overwhelming for me to lead this side. Thanks to the chairman and the team for giving me this opportunity,” said an ecstatic Warner. “The credit goes to all the guys in the team. I was happy that I led by example with the runs (he scored 848). It was a team effort. To have that perfect game and gel as a side, it’s really hard to get the combinations right. It was a team effort.” (Kohli latest victim as Orange Cap jinx continues in IPL ) Warner’s men did everything they had to after floundering in the middle of their campaign. It was indeed a commendable team effort and when the captain called for beer time, there was a unanimous roar of joy in the SRH camp. It was time to celebrate and reflect on a sensational campaign.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe Delhi government and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung might lock horns in yet another situation as the former expressed his reservation over the implementation of primary criteria in the nursery admissions process.”The L-G has expressed concerns that since only 250-300 schools fall under the ambit of this neighbourhood category, different guidelines will have to be prepared for the remaining schools. However, even now, all schools make their own criteria. Here, these particular schools will have to give primacy to applicants from their neighbourhood. This is what the elected government of Delhi wants. We have scheduled a meeting with stakeholders on Monday,” said Education Minister Manish Sisodia, as reported by The Indian Express.400 private schools were granted land by DDAThe Delhi government intends to provide admission for students within the walk-able radius in their respective neighborhood.However, the details on what comprises the neighbourhood have not been clarified by the government.It is speculated that the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) did not grant and on concession for every prevailing schools. Sources said, of the 1,700 private schools across several neighbourhoods, only 400 were granted land by the DDA.More on the news:Sources said the Delhi government has sent its plan for admission in schools that got land on concession from the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to Najeeb Jung before forwarding it to the court   Jung, nevertheless, appreciated the policy, and also expressed his reservation on how the implementation would be carried out. According to reliable sources, the L-G has urged the Delhi government to conduct a meeting with the stakeholders and the DDA, of which the meeting would be held this Monday, just before the plan was finalised for execution   According to Jung, who heads the DDA, of the 400 schools, only 285 has the condition of admission based on the neighbourhood admission policy. The DDA official moreover pointed out that the plan submitted by the Delhi government at the court was not properly resolved by the experts the matter should be decided by the Directorate of Education according to their expert analysis”These look like delay tactics since the admission season is upon us. The case is very clear. The Supreme Court in 2004 said the conditions mentioned in the allotment letter will have to be met. Also, the figure of 285 schools is not entirely correct as the schools whose allotment letter does not mention the neighbourhood clause have junior schools on DDA land – where the clause is mentioned. They will have to admit neighbourhood applicants,” said the petitioner in the case, Khagesh Jha. advertisementRead: SC to monitor setting up of International University in OdishaRead: No subsidy for foreign students in IIT Click here for more education related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

first_imgA new era of smartphone design is underway. Bezels are going the way of the dodo and striking bezel-less designs with edge-to-edge screens are becoming the norm amongst flagship smartphones.A lot of people credit this development to the Xiaomi Mi Mix – a smartphone that paved the way for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6. Now Apple is also set to join the bezel-less party with the iPhone 8 which is widely expected to sport an edge-to-edge OLED display.Without taking any credit away from the Xiaomi Mi Mix, which is a spectacular feat of engineering, there was a smartphone which introduced the world to bezel-less screens way before the Xiaomi Mi Mix, the LG G6 or the Samsung Galaxy S8.Yes, I am talking about the Sharp Aquos Crystal – the bezel-less smartphone that the world forgot about. While the smartphone came with fairly middling specifications – a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a 2,040mAh battery – it had a design that was far ahead of the competition at the time.The Sharp Aquas Crystal featured a nearly bezel-less design that wouldn’t have looked out of place in an episode of The Jetsons. The smartphone’s 5-inch 720p edge-to-edge display was angled at the edges in a way which made it look like a precious stone.Just like the Xiaomi Mi Mix, Sharp had to do away with the front earpiece in order to accommodate the screen. Sharp included what they call a Direct Wave Receiver, which basically turned the entire front glass panel into an earpiece. (It conveyed sound through vibrations). The company moved the front camera as well to the area underneath the display in order to alleviate space for the screen.advertisement It does not matter that the Aquos Crystal came with fairly low end hardware, what matters is the fact that it introduced the world to a design ethos which three years later is fast becoming the norm.The smartphone was not a concept with a limited release like the Mi Mix. It had a full commercial rollout. What is even more impressive is the fact that the device was not a China or Japan exclusive, but was released in the United States as well. The smartphone even came with Harman Kardon audio.Companies like Samsung, LG and Xiaomi have us believe that such a design is difficult to manufacture and will remain in the realm of flagships for the foreseeable future. However, the Sharp Aquas Crystal brought this kind of design to the market three years ago at a fairly affordable price of $239.Imagine that, a smartphone with the same striking bezel-less design found on today’s pricey flagships could be bought three years ago for approximately 20,000 rupees. It would be great if in the coming months, companies like Samsung or LG can release mid-range or even budget smartphones with their new bezel-less designs.There was even a higher-end variant of the Aquos Crystal on offer called the Sharp Aquas Crystal X which sadly never made it out of Japan.  It came with a 5.5-inch 1080p edge-to-edge display, the Snapdragon 801 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a 2,160mAh battery.It does not matter whether the device was a commercial success or not, or that it had a few issues and fairly low end hardware, what really matters is the fact that it introduced the world to a design ethos which three years later is fast becoming the norm. It was a trendsetter, a phone far ahead of the time that deserves its place in the history books.The next time you are looking at your Galaxy S8, mesmerised at the beautiful “Infinity Display”, or looking at the Mi Mix in wonder due to its “edge-less screen”,  do give a thought to the diminutive Sharp smartphone that started it all.last_img read more

first_imgLG will launch a souped-up version of its premiere V30 phone, aka the V30+, in India on December 13. The V30+, which is successor to last year’s audio-centric phone, the V20, comes with an unusual 18:9 Full Vision display — instead of a regular 16:9 — much like the G6. This means that the V30 is not only an audio-centric phone, it is video-centric as well. We can expect LG to price it at around Rs 50,000 considering that it’s a high-end phone akin to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the Google Pixel 2 XL.The USP of the V30+ much like the G6, according to LG, is its “big screen that fits.” The phone comes with ridiculously slim bezels allowing the display to take up over 80 per cent of its front side. LG has so far stayed clear of using an OLED panel (not strictly though as the forgettable G Flex 2 did house one) but all this changes now with the V30+. The V30 is LG’s first true flagship phone from LG, in a long time, to come with a curved OLED — called Full Vision by the company — display which is also HDR 10-ready.The V30+ has a 6-inch QHD+ 18:9 Full Vision display with a 2880×1400 pixel resolution, which roughly translates to 538ppi and this when combined with LG’s Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based UX software will allow users to run apps in two perfectly square windows side-by-side. The feature, which seems to be a gradual progression of Android 7.0’s split-screen multitasking capabilities, has been extended to the camera software as well. Much like it is in the LG G6.advertisementAlso Read: LG V30 with 6-inch OLED screen, 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC & dual cameras launched at IFASpeaking of camera, the LG V30+ comes with a dual camera system on the rear, consisting of one 16-megapixel standard angle (f/1.6 aperture) and one 13-megapixel 120 degrees wide angle (f/1.9 aperture) lens. LG is touting the V30’s rear camera system as the world’s first camera system to ship with an aperture of f/1.6 which should technically entail in outstanding low light photography because it may help the phone capture more light. In addition, the dual camera system on-board the V30+ uses crystal clear glass lens instead of plastic and that should also aid in better photos.On the front, the V30+ sports a 5-megapixel camera with a “wide” 90-degree field of view.Elsewhere, the LG V30+ is powered by a top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. It comes with 128GB of internal memory which is further expandable via a micro-SD card slot. It is backed by a 3,300mAh battery with support for both fast and wireless charging.Unlike its predecessor, the V30+ dumps LG’s trademark secondary ticker screen for a floating bar feature that can be customized to fit up to five apps for easy access. There’s an always-on display feature and a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC for immersive audio. The V30+ also supports Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) technology for high-resolution audio streaming.last_img read more

first_imgTijuana(Mexico), Nov 27 (AP) Many among the more than 5,000 Central American migrants in Tijuana were urgently exploring their options amid a growing feeling that they had little hope of making successful asylum bids in the United States or of crossing the border illegally. Most were dispirited on Monday, a day after US agents fired tear gas into Mexico to turn back some migrants who had breached the border. They saw the clash and official response as hurting their chances of reaching the US. There was a steady line outside a shelter at a tent housing the International Organization for Migration, where officials were offering assistance for those who wanted to return to their home countries. Officials also reported more interest from migrants wanting to start the process staying in Mexico. A job fair matching migrants with openings in Baja California saw a growing number of inquiries. “What happened yesterday harms all of us,” Oscar Leonel Mina, a 22-year-old father from San Salvador, El Salvador, said about Sunday’s border clash. Mina and his wife and their toddler daughter avoided the march and were glad they did after hearing others recount what unfolded, he said as he sat in the doorway of his family’s tent at Tijuana sports complex using a toothbrush to clean the fine dust that coats everything off his sneakers. At the tent next door, 23-year-old Brandon Castillo of Santa Rosa, Guatemala chimed in that “they say it was the whole caravan, but it wasn’t the whole caravan.” The events made Mina rethink his family’s plan of making it to the US. He says he’s heard people talk of Rosarito, a beach town popular with US. tourists about a 40-minute drive south of Tijuana.advertisement There “you can earn money and live well” if you’re willing to work, he said. He set a goal of trying to move his family out of the shelter in another week. Mexican security forces stepped up their presence at the complex where thousands from the migrant caravan have been sheltered, apparently seeking to avoid a repeat of Sunday’s ugly scene. Tijuana public safety secretary Marco Antonio Sotomayor Amezcua said in a news conference that Mexican police would be prudent in their use of force, but “we have to guard at all cost that the border posts are not closed again.” Sotomayor said he hopes migrants who had thought of entering the U.S. illegally learned from Sunday’s events that that won’t be possible. Migrants hoping to apply for asylum in the United States must put their names on a waiting list that already had some 3,000 people on it before the caravan arrived in Tijuana. With US officials processing fewer than 100 claims a day, the wait time for the recent arrivals stands to take months. That has instilled a sense of desperation among many after their grueling trek from Central America. Sunday’s incident began after hundreds marched to the border to try to call attention to their plight. Some attempted to get through fencing and wire separating the countries, prompting volleys of stinging gas. Cindy Martinez of San Vicente, El Salvador, said she had been about to cross the concertina wire to the U.S. side when the tear gas was launched. She estimated about 20 people had already passed in front of her, and parents begged agents not to unleash the gas because there were young children present. “I see it as impossible for them to want to give us asylum,” she said. “Because of the words that President Donald Trump has said, I think this is impossible.” Martinez, 28, said she was now considering getting work in Tijuana. Mexico’s National Migration Institute reported that 98 migrants were being deported after trying to breach the US border. The country’s Interior Department said about 500 people attempted to rush the border, while US authorities put the number at 1,000. Baja California state Gov. Francisco Vega said almost 9,000 migrants were in his state mostly in Tijuana, with a smaller number in Mexicali and called it “an issue of national security.” Vega issued a public appeal to Mexico’s federal government to take over responsibility for sheltering the migrants and deport any who break the law. Alex Castillo carried a red bedroll slung over his shoulder as he walked away from the Tijuana shelter on Monday, saying he would head to the industrial city of Monterrey to look for work and try to cross into the United States next year. The 35-year-old electrician from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, said he wasn’t at the border clash. He heard about it from others and decided to leave “to avoiding getting beaten.” (AP) SMJSMJadvertisementlast_img read more


first_imgEarth Day is celebrated this Saturday, April 22nd, and the City of Sioux City has some events planned to help beautify our town.Melissa Campbell of the city’s Environmental Services Department says the 9th annual “Re-Event” will take place on Saturday:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….cannot put in your curbside bin. :19Campbell says some of the items will have a small fee for the recycling while many others are accepted for no charge:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………as necessary. ;15Appliances and household hazardous materials are not accepted at the Re-Event.Friday the city will have several teams of volunteers picking up trash in areas of town as part of a city “Litter Dash”.The teams will meet at noon on Friday for a complimentary lunch and volunteer rally at the Long Lines Family Rec Center.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……or more volunteers. :10The team will receive collection materials including gloves and bags for trash and recyclable items, and will then go to their assigned location for the afternoon.last_img read more

first_imgLeague Cup Carabao Cup draw: Chelsea host Everton as Man Utd take on Swansea in fourth round Goal Last updated 2 years ago 05:11 21/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Ander Herrera Jesse Lingard Manchester United Getty Images League Cup Two all-Premier League ties catch the eye for the next round of the cup competition, while Arsenal face Championship side Norwich City Chelsea have been drawn against Everton at Stamford Bridge while Manchester United will take on Swansea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.The two Premier League giants went through with ease on Wednesday as they dispatched lower-league opposition. CFC, City, Utd joint favs for Carabao Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? 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 The Blues thrashed Nottingham Forest 5-1, while United romped to a 4-1 win over Burton Albion. But in the next round each side will face fellow top-flight opposition, as Everton and Swansea prepare for a hefty challenge in the fourth round. Elsewhere Manchester City take on Wolves after beating West Bromwich Albion in a hard-fought clash on Wednesday at the Hawthorns. Arsenal, who squeezed past Doncaster Rovers at the Emirates Stadium, remain at home as Norwich City gear up for a trip to north London. Crystal Palace visit Bristol City, Leicester City play hosts to Leeds United and Bournemouth play at home against Middlesbrough in the remaining Carabao Cup fourth round clashes.last_img read more

first_imgPremier League Man Utd team news vs Newcastle: Pogba back alongside Sanchez and Martial Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 21:18 2/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Paul Pogba, Tottenham v Man Utd, 17/18 Getty Images Premier League Newcastle United v Manchester United Manchester United Newcastle United Jose Mourinho’s second-placed side will be hoping to go seven points clear of third-placed Tottenham with a victory against the out-of-form Magpies Paul Pogba returns to Manchester United’s starting line-up for their clash with relegation-threatened Newcastle United on Sunday.The central midfielder – who was criticised by Liverpool icon Graeme Souness for playing like a “schoolboy” this weekend – was dropped for United’s win over Huddersfield Town after a poor performance in their defeat at Tottenham on January 31.Alexis Sanchez makes his fourth consecutive start since signing for the Red Devils in the January transfer window from rivals Arsenal, although he’s never scored against the Magpies in the Premier League in four attempts. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku also feature in an expensively-assembled attack against a Newcastle side that haven’t won at home in the league in the last eight games.Luke Shaw is excluded despite a position showing against Huddersfield, with Ashley Young stepping back into the left-back slot. Phil Jones also returns for Marcos Rojo, while Marcus Rashford fails to feature in the matchday 18 for the first time this season.In Rafa Benitez’s side’s favour is the fact that Mourinho has never won a Premier League match at St James’ Park in six attempts, although he has triumphed twice at the ground in the League Cup.Nemanja Matic, who starts alongside Pogba in midfield, told Sky Sports ahead of the game: “I’ve played here a couple of times, it’s always difficult when they play good football [because] the crowd is behind them for 90 minutes.”So, we know it’s going to be hard for us, but we know what we have to do, we’ve prepared for the game well, so I hope we can get all three points here.”I think that their concentration is on a higher level [because of the threat of relegation] and, for sure, they fight every game like it’s their last one because they know they are in danger.”So, it’s going to be hard like every game.”Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett; Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy, Perez; Gayle. Subs: Darlow, Murphy, Hayden, Manquillo, Joselu, Merino, Atsu.Man Utd XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Young; Matic, Pogba; Sanchez, Lingard, Martial; Lukaku. Subs: Romero, Lindelof, Rojo, Mata, Carrick, Shaw, McTominay. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgWorld Maritime News Staff, January 17, 2014; Image: Uljanik 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location zoom Croatian shipbuilding company Uljanik has entered into a contract with Marflet Marine from Spain for the construction of two 50,000 DWT MR vessels.These IMO II type chemical tankers will be built by Uljanik’s subsidiary shipyard 3. Maj. The first one is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2015 and the second in 2016.Marflet Marine already has five similar double-hulled vessels in its fleet, all built at Uljanik and classed by the Lloyd’s Register. Print  Closelast_img read more

first_imgDr. Vivek H. Murthy, the 19th U.S. Surgeon General, today urged Cal State LA students to take action against cardiovascular disease (CVD), which claims nearly 400,000 women’s lives each year, making it the number one killer of women.Dr. Murthy participated in a forum at Cal State LA with Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR (The National Council of La Raza), Dr. Rita Redberg, Professor of Medicine and Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Services at the University of California, San Francisco and Cal State LA President William A. Covino. Forum participants called for urgent action to raise awareness and make women’s heart health a priority.Covino announced at the event that he will begin a dialogue with students, faculty and staff to create a smoke-free University. This process marks an important move for public health at the University, as smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk of dying from heart disease and stroke. As part of its commitment to combat cardiovascular disease, Cal State LA also hosted a women’s heart health codeathon and screening event in partnership with the Women’s Heart Alliance, where students met with medical professionals and learned about their personal risk of developing heart disease as well as how to improve their heart health.Students also competed over the weekend in a codeathon event, hosted by the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, where young developers and designers built original prototype apps to help young women decrease their risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The two-day event drew industry leaders from the tech, design and health fields.“For too long, we’ve been conditioned to see heart disease as an old man’s problem. But a woman dies nearly every minute from heart disease and women who have heart attacks are more likely than men to die within a year. Because women’s symptoms often look different than a man’s, women’s heart disease is often misdiagnosed or undertreated. We need to come together to fight for gender equity in women’s heart health and to make preventing heart disease a young woman’s priority,” said Barbra Streisand, co-founder of the Women’s Heart Alliance. “Because, even though heart disease can be deadly, it’s also largely preventable. And I want young women everywhere, to be empowered to fight back. It’s all of our jobs, men included, to care about this epidemic and to curb the number of women dying from this preventable disease.”“The key to preventing disease is a healthy lifestyle,” Surgeon General Murthy said. “There are everyday steps you can take to lower your chance of developing heart disease by eating a healthy diet; being active and exercising regularly; and staying tobacco-free.”Ronald O. Perelman, co-founder of WHA and Chairman and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, echoed the forum’s call for young women to take action against cardiovascular disease. “In the United States, heart disease kills more women each year than all cancers combined, and has taken more women’s lives than men’s for more than 20 years. Yet, 45 percent of women are unaware that it’s their number one threat. We need awareness, education and advocacy to tackle this epidemic. We need to make women’s heart health and prevention a priority, to stop this disease in its tracks.”British Robinson, CEO of the Women’s Heart Alliance, also spoke, emphasizing gender racial disparities. “Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S., and black and Hispanic women like many of us here today are especially vulnerable. To win the fight against health disparities, we need action in every sector.”“Everyone plays a role in creating and sustaining healthy communities and we know that technology can be particularly impactful in that effort,” said Rain Henderson, CEO of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative. “We were thrilled to bring our healthy codeathon series to Cal State LA students to identify what works and how technology can spur innovation that will lead to healthier communities for years to come.”Cal State LA’s population reflects the diversity of greater Los Angeles’s residents, with a student body of 27,000, about 60 percent of whom are Latino, 15 percent Asian American and four percent African American. As gender disparities are evident in heart disease research funding and mortality, and sixty percent of students are women, the Cal State LA campus served as an appropriate audience for the forum’s message of action.“At Cal State LA, we launched our Mind Matters initiative last year because we realize that without student wellbeing there is no academic success,” President Covino said. “We’re confident that our students’ awareness of heart disease will increase through our partnership with the Women’s Heart Alliance and Clinton Health Matters Initiative.”“NCLR is proud to partner with the Women’s Heart Alliance to increase awareness of women’s heart health,” said Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR. “Latinas face a higher risk of cardiovascular disease yet one in three Latinas are unaware that heart disease is their number one cause of death. That is why not only in my role as the leader of the nation’s largest Hispanic organization, but also as a Latina, I want to ensure women, especially young Latinas, are aware of their heart risks.”The Cal State LA campus served as a pilot location this weekend for the formal launch of a new partnership between the Women’s Heart Alliance and Clinton Health Matters Initiative, aimed at reducing women’s heart disease and its precursors in young women. The partnership, which will expand to more campuses in 2016, will identify women at risk of developing or who have heart disease and link them to care, while promoting best practices in screening, diagnosing and treatment of the disease and its risk factors.last_img read more

WASHINGTON — Amid growing concern about the risks of Google and other U.S. companies doing business in China, President Donald Trump says the president of Google has “strongly stated” that he is “totally committed” to the American, not Chinese, military.Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said recently that efforts like Google’s artificial intelligence venture in China allow the Chinese military to access and take advantage of U.S.-developed technology.Dunford’s comments reflect U.S. worries that any information an American company has or uses in China is automatically available to the Chinese government and its military.Trump tweeted on Wednesday that he just met with Sundar Pichai, the president of Google. He says they discussed China and various things that Google can do for the United States.The Associated Press read more

first_img3D printers were once out of reach of just about everyone due to the very high price of the hardware. Today, they are still expensive, but have come down to the point where enthusiasts can start saving up and buying one. Even kids are being targeted now with $800 Origo aimed at 10-year-olds.If you are going to charge that much for a printer, then it really needs to have a hook. Japanese company Roland DG may have found that hook for its own, tiny 3D printer called the iModela iM-01.First of all the iModela is around $1,000, so it has to offer something to make it worth the investment. The good news is it’s a small unit fitting easily next to your PC on a desk. That’s doubly good news seeing as it requires a USB connection to access the associated software the 3D models you want to print are loaded into.The key selling point, however, seems to be the ability to print action and collectible figures, like those vinyl character sets you can pay a small fortune to acquire. Like Pokemon? Then the iModela is going to be able to print your favorite characters if you can find the models to print them with. Or how about creating your very own unique character set? The design software lets you form your very own 3D creations, too.The printer uses a mix of plastic, wax, balsa wood, and foam to produce a figure, which you can then spray paint and add detail to as you see fit. In fact, the printing looks like the easy bit, and the skill comes during the application of paint to get a professional finish.The video below gives a 10-minute demonstration of how to produce a 3D model using the iModela (don’t be afraid to flick ahead as it does drag in places). It looks quite slow and cumbersome, but that’s ok, because we all know technology progresses quickly and in a few years this will be $100, work at 10x the speed, and you’ll have another machine sitting next to it ready to paint your collection.More at Roland, via Kotakulast_img read more