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first_imgLooking for quality and FREE Final Cut Pro X training?  This series of FCPX video tutorials looks like a great way to get started or improve your Final Cut Pro X video editing.Video producer, director and editor Ben Consoli (of BC Media Productions) is a power Final Cut Pro X user.  He recently released the first two videos in what appears to be just the start of an ongoing video tutorial series on editing with Final Cut Pro X.Ben’s got a straightforward delivery and high production quality make these tutorials stand out in the sea of lackluster free FCPX video tutorials.  How many times have you clicked on a YouTube video tutorial only to have it hosted by an unknowledable teenager – these tutorials are not that!The first two tutorials cover Creating Blu-Ray Discs in Final Cut Pro X and How to Use Final Cut Pro X for Talking Head Interviews (no doubt, something many FCPX video editors are cutting).Marketing Tip: This is a great example of how sharing quality educational content can organically market your video production or photography business!Thanks to Ben for sharing these tutorials.  We’ll be on the lookout for more in the future!  Also, thanks to the great Final Cut Pro X blog FCP.co for the heads up on these quality FCPX video tutorials.last_img read more

first_imgA day before his verdict in the rape case, Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh shared a video message in which he urged his followers to maintain peace and that those who have reached Panchkula should return home. The Dera chief urged them to respect the law and maintain peace.last_img

first_imgThiruvananthapuram, Mar 14 (PTI) Senior Congress leader and former Defence Minister A K Antony and JD(U) state president M P Veerendra Kumar were today declared elected as Rajya Sabha members from Kerala.CPI(M) leader and former Kollam district panchayat president K S Somaprasad was also unanimously elected as Rajya Sabha member on the last date for withdrawal of nominations for the biennial polls to the Upper House from the state.Antony and Veerendra Kumar of ruling Congress-led UDF and Somaprasad from opposition LDF were the only candidates for the three seats falling vacant from Kerala in Upper House and state Legislature secretary P D Sarangdharan declared them elected and handed over the certificates to them.The three seats in Rajya Sabha are falling vacant as the term of Antony, two CPI(M) leaders T N Seema and K N Balagopal expire this month.Based on the strength of legislators of both the fronts, ruling UDF got two seats and LDF one.This is the fourth tenure as RS member for Antony, a former Chief Minister of the state.For Veerendra Kumar, a former Member of Parliament from Lok Sabha, this is his first stint as a member of the Upper House. He had also served as Union Minister during 1997-1998.Talking to reporters, Veerendra Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director of Malayalam Daily Mathrubhumi, said he would take up issues sincerely in the Rajya Sabha. PTI JRK APR PRMlast_img read more

first_imgIn what can be seen as a setback to India’s upcoming 2019 World Cup campaign, all-rounder Kedar Jadhav has injured his shoulder and is likely to be ruled out of the remainder of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 season.Kedar Jadhav injured his left shoulder when trying to save an overthrow during Chennai Super Kings’ final league match of IPL 2019 against Kings XI Punjab at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium on Sunday. Jadhav had to leave the field after the injury in the 14th over of KXIP’s successful chase of 171.CSK head coach Stephen Fleming told the media in Mohali that Jadhav is in some discomfort and it’s unlikely to see the all-rounder taking further part in IPL 2019.CSK lost to KXIP by six wickets but managed to finish inside the top two with 18 points from 14 matches. Defending champions CSK will play Qualifier 1 of the playoffs either against Mumbai Indians or Delhi Capitals at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday.”Kedar Jadhav’s getting an x-ray and a scan tomorrow. I don’t think we’ll see him again in this tournament for us. He’s in some discomfort. Fingers crossed that it is nothing too serious but it didn’t look that good,” Fleming said.Kedar Jadhav has been prone to injuries in the past. The Chennai Super Kings all-rounder missed IPL 2018 after playing just one match due to a hamstring injury.Kedar went on to miss India’s tour of England last year and suffered a recurrence of the injury on his return to the senior national team during last year’s Asia Cup in September.advertisementJadhav had a disappointing season with CSK in IPL 2019. He managed just 162 runs in 12 innings. More importantly, Kedar did not bowl throughout the season.Team India will be fretting over Kedhar Jadhav’s injury as the all-rounder is part of the 15-man squad named for the 2019 World Cup. India will reportedly be leaving to England on May 22 while their opener is against South Africa on June 5.Also Read | KL Rahul batted really well, need to give credit to KXIP, says MS DhoniAlso Read | Faf du Plessis hits career-best 96 as CSK batsmen peak at the right timelast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle winger Saint-Maximin: We must build on Man Utd victoryby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin says they must build on victory over Manchester United.Saint-Maximin was impressive for the 1-0 win.He told nufc.co.uk: “It’s a great reaction after last week.“Everybody was very disappointed after losing against Leicester but we talked about it and said that this cannot happen again.“We are a good team with good players and we have to keep going and working hard. You always want to improve and play a great game against the great teams. We showed a lot of good things against Man United.“It’s a good time to win before the international break because everybody can now enjoy it a little bit before we play against Chelsea. We must make sure we keep going because we need to have good concentration and togetherness as a team to make sure we are ready for the next game.” last_img read more

first_imgShot of the Nebraska Cornhuskers flag.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: The Nebraska Cornhuskers flag after a touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nash Hutmacher is a massive wrestling prospect, ranked No. 8 in the country by TrackWrestling. He’s also a really solid football recruit as well, and appears to be letting that sport guide his college decision.247Sports‘ composite rankings have the South Dakota native as the No. 472 player in the country, and a three-star prospect. He’s No. 24 among offensive guards, and the top player in the state.The site’s own rankings have him as a four-star player. He sits at No. 308 overall on that list.A few big programs are after Hutmacher, including Iowa State, Missouri, Oregon, and Wisconsin. He appears to have a lot of interest in Nebraska, which has also extended an offer.Nash Hutmacher is set to visit Nebraska this spring, and will be the first 2020 recruit to take an official to Lincoln.From the Lincoln Journal Star:Hutmacher, the 6-foot-5, 300-pound defensive lineman, is taking his official visit to Lincoln this weekend. It’s the first of a trio between now and the summer that will help the guy nicknamed “Polar Bear” make his college decision.The Huskers have certainly put a lot of effort into recruiting Hutmacher.“I would say for sure they’ve made me feel like a priority,” he told the Journal Star recently. “They’re texting me all the time and they were coming up to see me just about every week (this winter).”Wisconsin and Oregon are also reportedly set to land visits.While much of the college football world is still finding out about “Polar Bear,” Nebraska is all-in on him, and making him a focus of its 2020 recruiting efforts.That would be excellent news for the school’s wrestling program as well, if he chooses to pursue both sports at the next level. Hutmacher is coming off of a heavyweight national title last week, and needed less than two minutes total to run through the state championship, his third straight as a high schooler.[Lincoln Journal Star]last_img read more

first_imgQUEBEC – The Quebec Liberals defended their back-to-work bill Tuesday from accusations the law gives to much power to the government regarding negotiations between unions and private-sector construction companies.Members of the legislature debated through the night and passed a law forcing Quebec’s 175,000 construction workers to end their week-long strike and return to work Wednesday.The law grants workers a pay hike of 1.8 per cent and forces both sides to enter into a five-month mediation period followed by an arbitration process if a deal cannot be reached.Unions said their lawyers are preparing a legal challenge to the law because they feel the government has potentially illegally limited their right to strike.The association representing construction companies, meanwhile, said the unions got the better deal because the law grants workers a pay raise without forcing them to give up anything in return.Both sides, however, criticized the fact the government has given itself the right to decide what issues will be decided in arbitration — if it comes to that — and what subjects get left out.Opposition leader Jean-Francois Lisee during question period called the law “anti-worker.”He said the government is in a conflict of interest because it can now decide what subject matters enter into arbitration while also being the body that awards the most construction contracts in the province.Premier Philippe Couillard responded by saying the government has accepted to consult with all parties before any potential arbitration process begins.Eric Cote, spokesman for the association representing private-sector construction companies, said “we are preoccupied that the arbitration process is at the mercy of political powers.”He said what is subject to arbitration “can be motivated or subject to political pressure.”A coalition of construction labour unions said representatives were not available Tuesday, but issued a news release saying the government has “muzzled” workers with the new law.last_img read more

Rabat – An analysis of investments made by member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) shows that Morocco is on track to receive more than USD 120 billion from the region over the next 10 years, particularly in the sectors of industry, tourism, agriculture and energy, according to the Federation of Chambers of the GCC.King Mohammed VI’s visit to the capital of Saudi Arabia for a GCC summit on Wednesday is expected to increase the region’s investments in the kingdom further, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).A favorable business climate has made Morocco an attractive place for foreign direct investment (FDI) and interregional trade, as evidenced the volume of trade conducted with the country by the six-membered GCC. The members of the regional organization include: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain.Among Gulf countries, Morocco exports its products most regularly to Saudi Arabia, with the total value of the sent goods exceeding 920 million dirhams in 2015, 52.4 percent of the regional total. The next largest receiver of Moroccan goods from the region is the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with 589 million dirhams and a one-third share of the regional total.Between 2006 and 2014, FDI from Gulf countries have accumulated to nearly 57 billion dirhams, representing 19 percent of total FDI to Morocco during the same period.These investments are mainly from the UAE (44 percent of flows received GCC in 2006-2014) and Saudi Arabia (38 percent) and are especially designed for the tourism, real estate and energy sectorsThese increasing figures reflect the will of both parties to move forward in their economic partnership while taking advantage of their promising development prospects. Over the past few years, Morocco has signed collaboration pacts with most of the GCC countries individually and participated in talks with the regional organization as a whole as well. The pacts cover economic development, counter-terrorism strategies and other points of mutual concern. read more

“Weather insurance can reduce the need for costly emergency operations by preparing for the disaster, rather than reacting to the aftermath,” said Carlo Scaramella, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Coordinator for the World Food Programme (WFP).“Not only can it help poor rural households reduce their risk in the face of weather shocks, it can also unlock other opportunities, such as access to credit, helping people invest in a better future,” she added.The study, released by WFP and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at the Global Risk Forum in Davos, identified key principles to help promote the wider use of weather index-based insurance, and outlined how donors and governments can support the effort. Weather index-based insurance, according to a news release issued by the two agencies, sets out an objective parameter, such as the level of rainfall, at a specific location, during an agreed period. The terms of the contract correlate as closely as possible with the loss of agricultural production suffered by the farmer. All policyholders within the same area receive payouts based on rainfall measurements at the weather station close to their farms, eliminating the need for expensive, time-consuming loss assessments in the field. “Weather insurance is mutually beneficial as it supports small farmers to better address risk in their agricultural activities, and encourages additional private-sector investment in rural areas, something IFAD believes can further support small farmers and their communities,” said the agency’s Associate Vice-President Kevin Cleaver. The study released today was conducted by the IFAD-WFP Weather Risk Management Facility, and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 3 June 2010A new study by two United Nations agencies has highlighted weather insurance as an important tool to protect poor farmers, emphasizing that issuing such insurance before the planting season can be more effective than providing emergency aid after a calamity has wiped out crops. read more

Commenting on the ambassador-designate’s remarks, legal counsel Amal Clooney said: “Any attempt by a Maldivian diplomat to detain President Nasheed in Sri Lanka would constitute a violation of international law as well as Sri Lankan criminal law. President Nasheed should not be returned to the Maldives to serve a sentence that resulted from a sham trial, and it is incumbent on the Sri Lankan authorities to ensure that his rights are respected while he is in their country.”Jared Genser added: “ The comments by the Ambassador-designate are as outrageous as they are in flagrant violation of international law. No country can violate another’s sovereignty by abducting their citizens from a foreign territory. Such an action would be in clear violation of the obligations of the Maldives under The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons From Enforced Disappearance, a treaty to which it is a signatory.“ International legal counsel representing former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed are concerned about a threat made by the Maldivian ambassador-designate to Colombo to detain their client in Sri Lanka and forcibly return him to the Maldives, the Maldivian Democratic Party led by Nasheed said.The ambassador-designate, Mohamed Hussain Shareef, popularly known as ‘Mundhu’, made the threat during a news show aired on Sun TV on 11 September. “Shareef’s comments are not to be taken lightly. In 2015, staff at the Maldivian embassy in Colombo conspired to illegally abduct a Maldivian blogger in Sri Lanka who had been critical of the Maldivian regime. The blogger, Ahmed ‘Shumba Gong’ Ashraf, was abducted in Colombo and held captive at the Maldivian embassy in Sri Lanka, before being forced onto a Maldives-bound plane. On arrival in Male’ he was arrested and detained on arbitrary charges,” the Maldivian Democratic Party said. During the interview, Shareef says: “If a Maldivian authority requests me to detain and return Mohamed Nasheed back to Maldives, I will. It’s very simple. They have to say, this is an individual who we are seeking. I’ll even go out to the street myself and do it… if our authorities inform me, request it of me, our embassy will enforce it.” President Nasheed was convicted of ‘terrorism’ in March 2015 and sentenced to 13 years in prison. The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention ruled in October 2015 that President Nasheed’s conviction and detention violated international law and called for his immediate release. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Kimberly Brophy wins an iPad.Kimberly Brophy, a first-year Community Health Sciences student, has won an iPad for participating in the National Survey on Student Engagement.Brophy filled out the undergraduate survey, which is for first-year and graduating students. The survey was distributed to students’ email accounts.Brock gave away a total of four iPad prizes to students who filled out the survey.

“The Secretary-General is gravely concerned about a report he received recently that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), is being held in Insein Jail outside Yangon,” a statement issued by a UN spokesman in New York said. “He considers the conditions under which she is being held – incommunicado and without charge – to be truly deplorable.”Mr. Annan urged the government “again to heed the repeated calls of the United Nations and the international community, including the member nations of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations, to which Myanmar belongs), to immediately release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other members of the NLD detained on 30 May; to acknowledge that the people of Myanmar are overwhelmingly in favour of change; and to join hands with all parties, including the NLD, to bring about national reconciliation in Myanmar as soon as possible.” read more

Mr. Annan’s latest report to the Security Council on the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) contains an assessment of progress measured against the eight agreed-upon standards in the priority areas of democratic institutions, rule of law, freedom of movement, sustainable returns of displaced persons, economic growth, property rights, cultural heritage, inter-community dialogue and a civil emergency response corps.”All standards are important and the focus on areas of particular importance to Kosovo minorities does not diminish the relevance of any of the eight standards,” Mr. Annan says in the report.Mr. Annan recommends that a comprehensive review of progress against the standards should be initiated this summer, saying that he intends to appoint a Special Envoy to conduct that review in the near future.He adds that the review – on the basis of which final status talks could be launched – should consist of consultations with the parties and the international community to assess the current situation and conditions for possible next steps in the process.But he also stresses that the review’s outcome is not a foregone conclusion. “During and beyond the comprehensive review, Kosovo’s political leaders will be expected to pursue and strengthen their efforts to implement the standards, and will continue to be assessed on this basis,” he says.While noting improvements in outreach to minority communities and the smooth transition of government that took place recently, he expressed concern over the slow pace of local government reform, inter-party rancour and violent incidents that may have been related to such problems.”It is crucial that any threats of violence or intimidation not detract us from our goal,” he said. “It is the responsibility of all people in Kosovo to ensure that the work of extremists is not allowed to dictate the future course of Kosovo.” read more

“This attack and yesterday’s bombing near the holy Shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf clearly demonstrate that there are forces in Iraq determined to inflame sectarian violence and to exploit the current difficulties in forming the new government,” he said through a statement delivered by his spokesman.That situation underscores the urgent need for political leaders to resolve their differences in the best interests of the nation, spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.Reconciling different sectors of Iraq society in order to stop the violence has been at the forefront of the efforts of Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, Mr. Annan’s Special Representative in Iraq, Mr. Dujarric added in response to a question from a news correspondent at his daily briefing. read more

The U.S. stock market is closing mostly lower, pulled down by a fall in Apple and other technology companies.The Standard & Poor’s 500 lost one point, or 0.1 per cent, to close at 2,000 Wednesday. The tech-dominated Nasdaq slid 25 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 4,572.The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 10 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 17,078.Apple fell 4.2 per cent after rival Samsung unveiled two smartphones at a trade show in Berlin. The unveiling comes less than a week before Apple is expected to reveal products. US stocks end mostly lower as Apple, other technology shares weigh down indexes AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Sep 3, 2014 2:10 pm MDT read more

Outlook bright for UK engine manufacturing following major investments in recent years.“UK engine manufacturing has had a solid start to the year, posting positive growth in January, driven by demand in the home market,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “Manufacturers have invested over £1 billion to UK engine production in recent years, which is expected to yield an increase in output.”Engine manufacturing output – rolling year total Home demand drives sector growth, up 11.2%. UK engine manufacturing up 0.2% in January, producing 206,686 units, Engine manufacturing output – 2013-2015 and mean 2009-2014Click through to download the UK engine manufacturing news release for January 2015.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Ohio State won’t soon forget the 2012 Homecoming football game against Nebraska. Records fell on the field and in the Ohio Stadium grandstands, and most importantly, No. 12 OSU (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) outlasted No. 21 Nebraska (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) in a raucous, back-and-forth affair, 63-38. A record Ohio Stadium crowd of 106,102 watched as OSU sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller powered OSU to victory. Miller set a new OSU single-game quarterback rushing record with 186 yards in the game. Miller also threw 127 yards on 7-of-14 pass attempts. Nebraska junior quarterback Taylor Martinez committed three turnovers in the game, one of which was returned 41 yards by OSU sophomore cornerback Bradley Roby. The game’s second interception, also caught by Roby, set OSU up for a go-ahead score in the second quarter. Martinez would finish the game 15-of-24 on pass attempts for 214 yards. The two 123-year-old Big Ten powers swapped scores into the second half, and three of the Buckeyes’ touchdowns belonged to junior running back Carlos Hyde. He finished the night with four scores on 140 yards on 28 carries, bringing his career touchdown tally in two games against the Cornhuskers to six. Hyde scored two touchdowns and ran for 104 yards during the Buckeyes’ Oct. 8 visit to Lincoln last season. OSU lost that game, 34-27, but Saturday was a different story. OSU and Nebraska seemed to go tit-for-tat on the scoreboard, but a punt return for a touchdown by OSU receiver Corey Brown put the game out of reach once and for all. Still, the Buckeyes poured on more offense. A 33-yard run by OSU redshirt sophomore Rod Smith put OSU up, 56-31. Martinez would score to bring Nebraska to within 18 points, but it was too late. OSU had won, and Meyer had helped the Buckeyes remain undefeated in his first season in Columbus. After taking a 7-0 lead on Roby’s interception for a touchdown, Nebraska roared out to a 17-7 lead as the Cornhuskers scored on three consecutive drives. Nebraska sophomore running back Ameer Abdullah scored back-to-back 1-yard touchdown runs to put his team up, 14-7, and senior kicker Brett Maher extended the lead to 17-7 with a 26-yard field goal. The Buckeyes’ offense sputtered out of the gate, punting on each of its first three drives. After the third punt, which was returned to inside the Buckeyes’ 30-yard line, Nebraska moved the ball 28 yards on just four plays to take the lead at 14-7 on an another 1-yard run by Abdullah. Abdullah finished the game with 22 yards on six carries. Like the previous three drives, OSU’s fourth possession ended well short of a score. A failed fake-punt attempt, which saw OSU redshirt senior Ben Buchanan wrapped up prior to gaining the necessary yardage, put Nebraska in line for a third consecutive score. Maher’s kick advanced Nebraska’s advantage to 17-7. OSU’s offense was floundering, but, as he often does, Miller came to the rescue. Miller broke a 72-yard run to put the Buckeyes back in scoring position, and the team capitalized when Hyde crossed into the end zone on a 1-yard run. Junior quarterback Kenny Guiton helped the Buckeyes finish the drive after Miller exited the field with an apparent injury following his long run. He would return on the following drive. With the score 17-14, Roby struck again, intercepting Martinez for the second time in the half. That set OSU up nicely for the go-ahead score – Miller flicked the ball five yards and sophomore tight end Jeff Heuerman did the rest, running untouched into the south end zone for his first career score. Martinez was unflinching in his response, though, as he led the Cornhuskers on a four-play, 75-yard drive that he finished himself with a nine-yard run. He barged into the end zone to restore Nebraska’s lead at 24-21 after several missed tackles by OSU. OSU came right back with a touchdown of its own on a seven-yard run by Hyde, and retook the lead at 28-24 with 3:11 to play in the half. The score represented the fifth and final lead change of the half, and OSU would add to its advantage 23 seconds before half. On 4th-and-1 from inside Nebraska territory, Miller took the ball on a draw and ended up with an opening that allowed him to run 31 yards to score and advance the OSU lead to 35-24. After fumbling the ball away to Nebraska and exiting the game with injury briefly in the second quarter, Miller finished the first half with 139 rushing yards. In fact, the entire OSU offense did an about-face in the second quarter – after posting 17 yards 15 minutes into the contest, OSU went to half outgaining the Cornhuskers, 259-241. Like it did last season in Lincoln, OSU brought a lead into the second half of the game. On Oct. 8, OSU blew the 20-6 lead it held at halftime before eventually falling in Nebraska’s first-ever Big Ten home game, 34-27. The second-half of Saturday’s game was an erie reminder of last season’s loss – Martinez completed a 3-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Ben Cotton to bring Nebraska to within a score at 35-31. OSU quickly erased any chance of a comeback in the teams’ 2012 meetings with another Hyde touchdown. He busted into the north end zone to restore the Buckeyes’ 11-point advantage. Then the Silver Bullets defense took center stage. OSU senior defensive end John Simon stymied Nebraska’s next possession with a tackle in the backfield. Senior middle linebacker Storm Klein, who was previously removed from the Buckeyes after being arrested, also sacked Martinez during the Cornhuskers’ second possession of the half. Nebraska punted the ball away and junior receiver Corey Brown sent the record-Ohio Stadium crowd into a state of delirious celebration when he slid into the end zone on a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown. Tens of thousands of scarlet-clad OSU supporters bounced and shook the grandstands with thunderous cheering, and the cheering continued on Nebraska’s next possession. Martinez had the Cornhuskers offense driving late in the third quarter, but sailed a pass attempt that was intercepted by senior safety Orhian Johnson. After Smith 33-yard score in the fourth quarter, Martinez led Nebraska on another scoring drive, which he finished himself on a touchdown run less than six minutes remaining in the game, which OSU would take. Hyde punched in a late, 16-yard score to seal the victory for the Buckeyes. OSU is next scheduled to play Indiana in Bloomington, Ind., at 8 p.m. next Saturday. read more