Video Tutorial: Wave Patterns in After Effects

first_img8Animate the offset from 100 to – 100 over the course of 10 seconds. 7Set the scale to 99. 2Create a new shape layer. Draw out an “S” curve with the pen tool with no fill. Add a linear gradient to the stroke. 1Create a new composition. Create a light grey layer. Create awesome wave patterns using this simple After Effects technique.In this Premiumbeat exclusive tutorial, you’ll learn how create a “stencil-like” wave pattern in After Effects. This tutorial is a great alternative to buying expensive pattern creating plug-ins. The tutorial covers complex shape techniques including:Linear gradient strokesUtilizing patterns create depthUsing a shape layer with a repeaterPrefer reading to watching? Check out the full step-by-step tutorial below.Tutorials such as this one demonstrate a technique that can be applied to a wide array of projects. If you have a unique way of utilizing these techniques please share in the comments below!Click any image for larger view. 4Add a repeater and set the copies to 100. 9Animate the position from 8 to 12 on the x and y axis. 11Animate scale from 101 to 99.center_img 3Set opacity in the middle to be 100% opacity and the sides to 0%. 12Animate the path from an “s”curve to a more simple curve. 10Animate rotation from 1 to 3. 5Adjust the repeater to offset position by 10 pixels on the x and y axis. 6Add a rotation of 2 degrees. 13Fine-tune.last_img read more

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2 held for spreading rumours about braid chopping in UP

first_imgTwo persons have been arrested here for allegedly spreading rumours about braid chopping, police said have said on Saturday They were arrested made late on Friday night from Jeroi Hayatnagar village for spreading rumours about the braid of a 10-year-old girl being chopped off, police officials said.A case has also been registered against the duo, in charge of Bahjoi police station Braj Mohan Giri said.Superintendent of Police, Sambhal, Ravi Shankar Chhabi said strict action will be initiated against those indulging in spreading rumours.last_img read more

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KKR fans face police wrath outside Eden Gardens

first_imgA stampede-like situation erupted on the fringes of the Eden Gardens in Kolkata as die-hard fans of Indian Premier League winner Kolkata Knight Riders clambered over police barricades to gain entry into the arena for the team’s felicitation ceremony.Though entry was made free, passes distributed were far less. This resulted in utter chaos with KKR followers breaking through the barriers and running wildly through them, bypassing the police cover to clinch a seat in the stadium, reported IANS.Several women and children were injured or left behind in the rush.The police had to resort to a mild cane charge to control the crowd as mounted personnel and the Rapid Action Force (RAF) struggled to control the mob-like situation.Thousands, including men, women and children, waited to come in as the clock inched past the scheduled start of 1 p.m.Meanwhile, the cultural events began inside the Eden Gardens as lucky fans who got in early, eagerly awaited the knights and team owner Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla’s arrival.SRK tweeted earlier: “Sorry Kolkata technical snag on flight. Will be a bit late but will be there. Apologies.”Live renditions of popular chart-toppers from SRK’s films including “Aaj Ki Raat” from “Don 2” and “Chance Pe Dance” from “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” added to the frenzy. KKR’s anthem “Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re” could be heard amid the din.last_img read more

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Penguins Choke Rangers, 3-1

first_imgNEW YORK — The Pittsburgh Penguins got back to playing the style that made them one of the NHL’s best teams after Christmas.They played defense. They got goals from their stars, a game-winner from 39-year-old Matt Cullen and a solid effort from rookie goaltender Matt Murray.They also got the benefit of a video review on an offside call that saved them a goal in a 3-1 win in Game 3 of the first-round playoff series with the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.Even the return of Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh could not slow down the Penguins or prevent them from taking a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.“We understand if you want to win games, that’s how you’re going to have to win them this time of year,” said Penguins star Sidney Crosby, whose power-play goal late in the second period tied the game at one-all.“Our mindset is playing the right way, doing the things that have got us here, The past is the past. Right now we want to make sure we are better every game. I think we took a good step here tonight.”Game 4 is April 21 in New York. The Rangers have lost four consecutive playoff games at Madison Square Garden going back to last season’s Eastern Conference final against Tampa BayThe Penguins dominated this one, limiting the Rangers to 17 shots. Most were not very good and Rangers did little after Rick Nash scored short-handed early in the second period.“We kept saying it, we kept telling ourselves, we had to lay it in and shoot it,” said McDonagh, who missed the first two games of the series with a upper-body (hand) injury.“I’m sure we’ll look at some things when we watch the game and wish we had put more pucks on the net especially because it was his (Murray’s) first game in a while.”Murray was barely tested in playing for the first time in the series. He was hurt in the final weekend of the regular season and Jeff Zatkoff started the first two games with Marc-Andre Fleury out with a concussion.“The nerves were definitely going at the start of the game. That’s understandable,” Murray said. “It was my first playoff game, at MSG no less. I was able to control it and that was all I could ask for.”The Penguins made all the big plays after Nash scored. Crosby gave the team a lift scoring late in the second period and Cullen made the big play early in the third, beating Henrik Lundqvist (28 saves) on a semi-breakaway after beating two defensemen at 4:16.Cullen’s game-winner was as much a good play by him and a bad one by defensemen Keith Yandle and Dan Boyle.Cullen took a pass and entered the Rangers zone. Yandle and Boyle converged on him and ran into each other.“It was kind of a tough puck,” Cullen said. “It was bouncing a lot tonight. That one just went to a perfect spot. I was in the right spot and was able to poke it by. I was just happy to see it go in.”Kris Letang added an empty-net goal to ice the game.This was a game in which the Rangers seemed to lose momentum after a first-period goal by Chris Kreider was nullified because of an offside call after a challenge.Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said it was the right call.Nash still gave New York the lead early in the second period, but the Penguins took control when Crosby tied the game and Cullen scored early in the third to give them the lead.Pittsburgh went into a defensive posture at that point and shut the Rangers down.“For some reason it was hard for us to create the big chances,” Lundqvist said. “We were hoping to come home and to get the building energized and to get ourselves energized. They just played very well defensively. They didn’t give up much. I don’t know what to say.”Nash’s goal snapped New York’s scoreless playoff drought at home at 166 minutes, 22 seconds, dating to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against Tampa Bay last season. The Lightning shut out New York in Games 5 and 7 to win the series.Crosby got his second goal of the series after Marc Staal took a hooking penalty with a minute left in the period. The Penguins needed 18 seconds to convert, with Crosby redirecting Phil Kessel’s attempt into the net from about two feet away.An offside review on the Kreider non-goal showed that J.T. Miller entered the zone a split second before the puck and the goal was waved off.The Rangers had more than three minutes remaining on a double minor to Conor Sheary and the reversal took the air out of them and the crowd.(TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Ramos Bails Out Stroman, Mets Rally by Pirates 7-5

first_imgPITTSBURGH — Marcus Stroman already feels like he’s been a member of the New York Mets “forever.”Maybe, but the All-Star pitcher is still getting used to his surroundings. New clubhouse. New catcher. New opponents. New stakes. It’s a lot to take in. And for an inning on Saturday night, Stroman looked like one of those players he watched growing up on Long Island, the ones who couldn’t handle the bright lights of playing in New York.Stroman labored through a 35-pitch opening frame before settling in and keeping the Mets in range of the Pittsburgh Pirates long enough for catcher Wilson Ramos to key a 7-5 comeback victory.The right-hander — acquired in a trade with Toronto last week — was admittedly not as sharp as he’d like while lasting 4 1/3 innings in his National League debut. But Ramos made sure it didn’t matter, hitting a go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning and adding a three-run double in the ninth to give the Mets their ninth win in 11 games.“My command was a little iffy but my body felt great,” said Stroman, who gave up three runs seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts. “Just need to make a few adjustments on my mechanics and I think I’ll be ready for my next one.”New York trailed 3-1 in the seventh when Jeff McNeil hit a pinch-hit solo home run to get the Mets within one. Robinson Canó doubled off Kyle Crick (3-6) leading off the eighth and Ramos followed with a shot to the seats in right-center field to put New York in front.New York Mets’ Wilson Ramos follows through on a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Kyle Crick during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Ramos provided insurance in the ninth when his drive to the Clemente Wall in right field off Chris Stratton cleared the bases. Ramos finished 4 for 5 with a career-high six RBIs. The Mets, who saw a seven-game winning streak snapped on Friday, won for just the fifth time this season when trailing after the seventh.“I think that tonight was elusive to us in the first half,” New York manager Mickey Callaway said. “It was tough to stop the bleeding and I think we understand we have to do that. I don’t think we’ve ever given up. We’ve just got to get it done. It seems like we’re getting it done.”Amed Rosario added three hits for the Mets. Justin Wilson (3-1) earned the victory by pitching a scoreless seventh.Bryan Reynolds had four hits for Pittsburgh. Starling Marte went 3 for 5, including a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth off Mets closer Edwin Díaz to get the Pirates within two. Díaz struck out the last two batters to drop the Pirates to 4-17 since the All-Star break.MORE STROMANStroman hadn’t pitched since July 24 and the layoff may have played a factor in his early struggles. He ducked into the clubhouse after the first inning to look at video of his mechanics, made a tweak and eventually got into a rhythm. He retired eight straight at one point but was lifted after walking Josh Bell to put runners on first and second with one out in the fifth.It wasn’t dominant, but it was enough to keep the Mets close.“He didn’t have his great stuff,” Callaway said. “I’m sure the energy was off the charts. New team. New York. It’s his hometown. Pitching for the first time and he battled. He was probably rusty because he hasn’t pitched in a long time and he was out there doing everything he can to keep guys from scoring.”SYMMETRY FOR ARCHERStroman’s debut with the Mets came on the same night Pittsburgh starter Chris Archer celebrated his one-year anniversary in Pittsburgh. Archer received a standing ovation after earning a victory over St. Louis in his debut with the Pirates on Aug. 3, 2018, a nod to the optimism the trade to bring him over brought to a young club trying to stay competitive in the NL Central.The honeymoon ended quickly. Archer is just 6-11 with the Pirates and is winless in his last 10 starts. Still, he overcame a shaky 33-pitch first inning to work six innings, giving up one run on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts. Archer also kept the ball in the park, a rarity for a pitcher who has allowed 25 home runs on the season.“When he’s on top of his game, that’s what he does,” said acting Pirates manager Tom Prince, filling in for the suspended Clint Hurdle. “He settled in after that first inning. Thought he did a really good job.”ROSTER SHUFFLINGMets: Recalled RHP Jacob Rhame from Triple-A Syracuse and sent down RHP Tyler Bashlor. Bashlor allowed a three-run home run to Marte in Friday night’s loss and has surrendered six runs overall in his last two appearances. … Claimed LHP Donnie Hart from Milwaukee and optioned him to Syracuse.Pirates: Placed RHP Richard Rodriguez on the paternity list and called up reliever Parker Markel from Triple-A Indianapolis. Pittsburgh claimed Markel from Seattle on July 27. RHP Keone Kela began serving his 10-game suspension for his role in a brawl in Cincinnati on Tuesday. Utility player Jose Osuna (five games) and Crick (three games) are still awaiting word on their appeals.TRAINER’S ROOMPirates: LHP Steven Brault (left shoulder strain) will rejoin the starting rotation against Milwaukee on Tuesday. Brault last pitched on July 5, leaving after four innings due to shoulder tightness.UP NEXTMets: Noah Syndergaard (7-5, 4.10 ERA) has thrown at least seven innings in each of his last four starts, striking out 36 against just seven walks.Pirates: Joe Musgrove (8-9, 4.23) is 4-2 with a 3.09 ERA over his last six starts.By: Will Graves, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Realme X India launch expected next month, tipped to come with Spider-Man-themed case

first_imgThe Realme X is set to launch in India soon. Realme CEO Madhav Sheth said earlier that the phone will come to the country in the second half of 2019, and has now changed his Twitter name to ‘Madhav X’ which seems to suggest the Realme X’s imminent launch in India. It now seems the company could be tying the launch of the Realme X with the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home to build some hype.As per a report by 91Mobiles, Realme is collaborating with Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home movie for the Realme X. The collaboration will see a special Spider-Man-themed Realme X case that could be sold is bundled special edition box or separately. Spider-Man: Far From Home will hit theaters in India on July 4, which suggests that Realme X could launch soon after.The Realme X was first announced in May to mark the company’s entry in China. It touts a bezel-less, notch-less AMOLED display with a pop-up selfie camera and a Snapdragon 710 chipset. Sheth confirmed that the Indian variant of the Realme X may launch with some different hardware as it will be priced higher than the Realme 3 Pro at around Rs 18,000.It is speculated that the company will launch the Realme X in India with a Snapdragon 730 processor to justify its higher price tag. It may come with a few more upgrades, but nothing is known as of now.The Realme X sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) AMOLED display and a 3D curved glasstic rear panel. The pop-up camera houses a 16-megapixel sensor. On the back, the Realme X features a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary camera along with a 5-megapixel secondary camera for depth sensing. The device houses a 3,765mAh battery and supports VOOC 3.0 flash charging. It will ship in India with Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6.advertisementALSO READ | Realme X quick review: Notchless display, snappy performance and ready for Indialast_img read more

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Harvey Norman Promotion

first_imgThrough our TFA website and newsletter, NRL Touch Football’s major sponsor, Harvey Norman, has a new great deal for our members.Harvey Norman is offering a discount of $54 off TomTom Spark Cardio and Music GPS Fitness Watches, normally valued at $346! For more information or to purchase your watch, please click here. This discount can only be used with this offer between the Friday, 27 May to Wednesday, 8 June and limited to one per customer. Be sure to use the code – SPARKTOUCH16 to redeem your discount. Stay tuned to the TFA website and newsletter for more great Connected Health and Fitness deals from Harvey Norman. Related LinksHarvey Norman Promotionlast_img read more

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Michigan State vs. Arizona State: Game Time, Spread, Channel, Announcers

first_img Hopefully the 2019 game brings a bit more excitement. Based on the early season results, we may be in for another slugfest.Arizona State has surrendered 14 points through two games, wins over less-than-stellar Kent State and Sacramento State teams. Michigan State’s defense held Tulsa to just seven points, which is actually impressive considering they had just 80 total yards. Western Michigan scored 17, but gave up 51 to the Spartans.Game Time: 4:00 p.m. ETChannel: FOXSpread: Michigan State -15Over/Under: 41.5Announcers: Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman, Coley HarveyWith home field advantage, and Arizona State looking shaky early on this season, Michigan State is a pretty sizable favorite here.Both teams are 2-0 to start the year, but the most glaring result was probably Arizona State’s Week 2 win. Sacramento State is an FCS team with a new head coach, coming off of a 2-8 season. ASU was a 36-point favorite, and only won 19-7.  For a second straight game, star running back Eno Benjamin couldn’t get going. After rushing for 1,642 yards and 16 touchdowns last season, he has 171 yards on 46 carries this year. He has two touchdowns through the air, but hasn’t scored on the ground.Against Michigan State’s rugged front, getting a rushing attack going won’t be any easier. Brandon Aiyuk goes up for a catch over Josh Butler during Arizona State vs. Michigan State football.TEMPE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 08: Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk #2 of the Arizona State Sun Devils attempts a reception over cornerback Josh Butler #19 of the Michigan State Spartans during the second half of the college football game at Sun Devil Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)There aren’t a ton of Power Five vs. Power Five non-conference games on deck for us this weekend, but we do have one intriguing matchup between Big Ten and Pac-12 sides. Michigan State hosts Arizona State, in a rematch of what proved to be a huge win for first-year Sun Devils coach Herm Edwards last fall.This will be the fourth all-time game between the Spartans and Sun Devils. Michigan State won the first end of a 1985-86 home-and-home, but ASU took the return game, and last year’s meeting.The 2018 game was not the most exciting we’ve seen. Arizona State won a slugfest, 16-13. Neither team could manage better than 2.3 yards per carry, but Manny Wilkins did some damage through the air, throwing for 380 yards and the team’s lone touchdown in the win.We love a good throwback. 😏With #ASUvsMSU coming up tomorrow, let’s take a look at last season when @ASUFootball scored 13 points in the fourth to upset then No-15. Michigan State. 🔱⬆️ pic.twitter.com/Hgz8yc53vg— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) September 13, 2019last_img read more

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Chatting with Jake Meyer about Climbing Mount Everest, K2, and Regular Life

first_img What makes a man extraordinary? Is there an element that sets one man apart from the other – something inherent or learned? As mountain climber Jake Meyer prepares for his most challenging and dangerous expedition yet, we asked him to share with us the secret ingredients that yield a “high achiever.” His answers surprised us.In his professional career, Jake is an accomplished climber who has completed a number of incredible feats over the years. His current resume includes mountain peaks that many of us will never even see, let alone summit. Ascending from the Tibetan side of the mountain, Jake Meyer summited Mount Everest on June 4, 2005 as the youngest Briton to do so. In this feat, at the tender age of 21, he also earned the title of youngest Briton to complete the Seven Summits challenge. He is now preparing to attempt K2, a mountain that holds the reputation of the most challenging summit in the world.K2 BasecampIn interviewing Jake, one might expect to find a hard-core athlete that follows a rigorously structured life. You know the type — super confident, wakes up at 5 a.m. to run 15 miles, eats only spinach. Instead, we found a guy that describes himself very much like we might ourselves: laid-back, lazy, and loves pizza. Because Jake is just a regular guy who decided to put the work into his passion, we feel that his story and advice hold great value and can be applied in our own lives.You started climbing at the young age of 12 and were world renowned by 21 for multiple climbing feats. What inspired you to start climbing?Essentially, I started climbing because when I was at school, I was completely useless at traditional sports. I enjoyed playing them, but I’m pretty malcoordinated when it comes to trying to kick, catch or throw a ball! When I was 12, one of the teachers at my primary school organized for 3 of us boys to go climbing down in Dorset on the south coast of England. I signed up on a whim, not really knowing what climbing was going to be like, but just fell in love with it. It quickly progressed from a hobby, to a passion, and then to a way of life.Not the best at school sports … weird, sounds familiar. Tell us about your life now. What does your daily routine look like? In what ways do you practice discipline?I’d imagine that most people would expect so-called “high achievers” to be incredibly disciplined and focused on their routine. I’m sorry to burst that bubble, but to be honest, not only do I find it very difficult to create a routine, but I’m actually inherently pretty lazy in many aspects of my everyday life.What is your favorite meal on the mountain?In basecamp, I’m always a fan of pizza! Of course not Dominoes ordered in — although we tend to crave familiar treats like that — but one baked in a pan on a kerosene stove. Normally with cheese and tinned tuna on top. Higher on the mountain, you start to lose your sense of taste, so having very flavorsome food is important. The quality of boil-in-the-bag or dehydrated meals has improved hugely over the years. My personal favorite company is Expedition Foods, who make some delicious chilli-con-carne, fish pie, and chicken curry meals. In terms of snacks, you can’t beat some good biltong or beef jerky, as you often crave savory food over sweet ones.You’ve got an upcoming date with your “mountain mistress,” which will be your third attempt to summit K2. Tell us about your relationship with the mountain and what it means to you to make it to the top.I’ve had a 10-year “affair” with this mountain. I call it an affair, as this was the way that [George Mallory] described his relationship with Everest in the 1920s. Every ounce of reason would tell you to stay at home safe and sound with your family, but I find myself thinking constantly of K2. She haunts my dreams and lingers as a specter in the background of my day to day life.K2 represents one of the most difficult and dangerous mountaineering challenges in the world. Whilst Everest may be slightly higher and there are other mountains that are steeper, more remote, or have higher death tolls, when you look at all the variables together, K2 emerges as this almost mythical personality. On my last trip — I’ve attempted it in 2009 and 2016 — my climbing partner Di Gilbert countered this potential self-limiting reputation beautifully by maintaining the mindset of “It’s still just a mountain.”All of the routes up the mountain are incredibly steep and sustained, and the camp sites are small and exposed. In 2016, the entire Camp 3 (at 7300 m) was destroyed by an avalanche, which ended our summit attempt. Fortunately, no one was there at the time — we were in the camp below — as we would have all certainly been killed. To date, K2 has only had around 364 ascents and 82 deaths (23 percent), against Everest’s 8,306 summits and 288 deaths (3.5 percent).What are some key pieces of gear that travel with you during your expeditions? Are they as unyielding as you?My Bremont MBII watch goes everywhere with me. I love the simplicity and robustness of a mechanical watch and also find something soothing about the mechanical ticking and whirring that you can hear at night when you hold it up close to your head.I’m slightly ashamed to say my iPhone has taken on a greater importance over the last few trips. The cameras are getting so good — considering the size/weight/accessibility — that I don’t really bother with a proper camera anymore. As added perks, I can listen to music or audio books when I’m trekking or in basecamp; can link via Bluetooth to my satellite communications equipment to send blogs, texts, and photos home; and can provide live tracking on maps.Despite the technology, I still do love proper paper books when I go on expeditions. Normally, if each person takes a couple of books, then amongst the team you’ll have quite a library. It forces us to read books that we wouldn’t otherwise pick up. However, on my last trip, between five of us, I was the only one who brought any physical books … the others just had kindles/ipads. Very disappointing!We talked with Ben Saunders recently before his bold 2017 attempt to undertake the first-ever solo, unsupported expedition across Antarctica. He told us that you’ve traveled with his small teddy bear, Barnaby Bear. How was Barnaby as a traveling companion?Barnaby was everything you’d want in a climbing partner: dedicated, stoic, comforting, supportive, and uncomplaining despite the hardships. That said, he did tend to make me do the majority of the hard work. He rarely helped set up the tent or offered to help cook, but he also didn’t snore …  so on balance, I’d share a tent with him any day! He is becoming one of the foremost and well-traveled adventure bears. I’m sure that he’ll be writing his memoirs soon!In all of your experiences up to date, in what some would call an extraordinary life, is there something you’ve learned about yourself or the world around you that you think is worth sharing with our readers?Success in life is not about climbing Mount Everest. Instead, it’s about finding the things that you’re passionate about — the things that bring you joy — and committing yourself to those. In the pursuit of those things, whatever they may be, there will be opportunities to learn new things about yourself and to stretch your own horizons. It is in these efforts that we’re able to appreciate what we’re truly capable of. In response, people cannot help but be inspired by those who drive towards their passions with tenacity, determination, and a sense of adventure. Be that interesting person and inspire others with your dreams and experiences!Jake’s approach to life comes across as a simple one: find your passion and commit to it. Although life isn’t always that simple, a clear mantra like this could benefit us all when we get caught up in the details. Sometimes easy to forget — or easy to ignore — finding passion is essential to our well being and feeds our inspiration, sense of purpose, and happiness. As per Jake’s example, when things do get tough occasionally, at least we have pizza and lazy days to help us push through. 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Province Protects More Wilderness Areas

first_imgThe province is making the largest addition to its protected areas system since 1998 with the designation of Kelley River and Raven Head in Cumberland County as the newest wilderness areas. Cumberland North MLA Brian Skabar, on behalf of Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau and Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker, announced the new protected areas today, June 6, in Amherst. “Kelley River and Raven Head wilderness areas are significant additions to protected areas in Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Skabar. “This will preserve important forest, watersheds, fossil cliffs and habitat for a small population of endangered mainland moose and other species at risk.” Twenty-three additions are also being made to nine existing wilderness areas. The new protected lands bring the province to 9.4 per cent of its goal to legally protect 12 per cent of lands by 2015. The province worked closely with local, provincial and regional environmental organizations, off-highway vehicle groups, and others to plan the new wilderness areas. “The Kelley River and Raven Head wilderness areas will protect the living legacy of coastlines, forests, rivers and wetlands at the heart of Cumberland County, ensuring a vital future for the plant, animal and human communities who call this place home,” said Harry Thurston of Cumberland Wilderness. “We want to thank the many volunteers and environmental organizations whose dedication to conservation made this day possible, as well as the government itself for its commitment to the province’s natural heritage.” The new wilderness areas will provide opportunities for recreation, camping, sportfishing, hunting, canoeing, education, research, community stewardship and other activities. Some vehicle access will be permitted on existing forest access roads and trails. “The government is doing a very good job on protected areas,” said Raymond Plourde, wilderness co-ordinator with the Ecology Action Centre. “It is to be commended for designating these two magnificent wilderness areas and, in so doing, moving closer to meeting the important 12 per cent land protection goal by 2015. We are delighted and encourage government to keep up the good work.” “Chignecto is Nova Scotia’s last big wilderness,” said Chris Miller,national conservation biologist for the Canadian Parks and WildernessSociety. “By protecting this national treasure, with its vast Acadianforests and wild Bay of Fundy coastline, the province is demonstrating clear leadership in large landscape-level conservation planning and is taking a major step forward in protecting our natural areas.” For more information on the new wilderness areas, a list of the 23 additions and the province’s goal of protecting 12 per cent of its lands by 2015, visit www.gov.ns.ca/nse/12percentlast_img read more

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For unlawfully setting off Diwali fireworks Singapore PIO jailed

first_imgSingapore: An Indian-origin man in Singapore has been jailed for three weeks and fined 5,000 dollars for setting off fireworks close to a housing complex during Diwali celebrations in the country last year. Jeevan Arjoon, 29, bought the firecrackers from Little India shopping precinct and unlawfully lit them at 3.30 AM as Diwali night stunt on November 6, 2018, The New Paper reported on Friday. The fireworks, shot up to seven-storey, were laud enough to be heard from the neighbouring public housing estate of Yishun. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe display lasted for five minutes. No one was hurt and there was no damage to any property, according to the report. District Judge Marvin Bay said the court has to take a strict view of Jeevan’s use and possession of fireworks, and sentenced him to three weeks’ jail and 5,000 Singapore dollars (USD 3,685) on Thursday. He said the detonation of fireworks can cause serious injuries and pose a risk of fire, noting that they were set off close to public housing. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe judge said that setting off fireworks at 3 AM could also cause considerable alarm to the public, particularly in this time of heightened concerns over possible acts of terrorism. Jeevan, who was unrepresented, said in his mitigation that he was the sole breadwinner of his family and was taking care of his mother-in-law who was diabetic and blind. The man, who had a record of giving false information to a public servant in 2017, was also convicted of giving false information to a police officer during investigation into the firework incident. He had tried to put the blame on someone else.last_img read more

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Exxon Mobils 4Q profit rises 6 per cent to 995 billion helped

DALLAS – Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday that fourth-quarter earnings rose 6 per cent to $9.95 billion with help from higher refining profit margins.The company still makes most of its money by producing oil and gas, but that end of the business was less profitable than a year ago because of lower prices and production. Exxon made up the difference in the refining business.The nation’s biggest oil company said Friday that net income equaled $2.20 per share, compared with $9.4 billion, or $1.97 per share, a year earlier.Revenue fell 5 per cent to $115.17 billion, a drop of $6.44 billion.Analysts surveyed by FactSet expected profit of $1.99 per share on revenue of $115.22 billion.Profit from exploration and production of oil and gas fell 12 per cent but still totalled $7.76 billion, more than three-fourths of Exxon Mobil’s income for the quarter. Production fell 5 per cent, oil prices dipped, and the company took in less money from asset sales.Exxon Mobil produces most of its oil outside the United States. Profit from overseas production tumbled by nearly one-fifth, but Exxon partly offset that by boosting its profit from U.S. production by more than one-third.Outside of exploration and production, most of Exxon’s other profit comes from refining and selling petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. That business did very well in the fourth quarter, earning $1.8 billion, an increase of more than $1.3 billion from a year earlier, mainly due to higher refining margins.Other oil refiners have also reported better margins this earnings season as they switched from foreign crude to cheaper U.S. oil.Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil said it spent $5 billion during the quarter buying back its own shares.In trading before Friday’s opening bell, the shares were up 54 cents to $90.51. They gained 4 per cent in January. by David Koenig, The Associated Press Posted Feb 1, 2013 9:09 am MDT Exxon Mobil’s 4Q profit rises 6 per cent to $9.95 billion, helped by higher refining margins AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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NBA calls Raptors about Drakes antics on Scotiabank Arena sidelines

Eh? Just because #Goldenstatewarriors cannot find a huge celebrity as passionate #Drake is with the #Raptors ??? C’mon #NBAFinals !!!— Moi (@Peachy31128375) May 30, 2019 When the NBA fears a Canadian team may win it all #hatersgonnahate— Joanna M (@jojomasc88) May 30, 2019 Related stories:How I became a 48-hour accidental viral sensation thanks to Drake‘All we are is proud and passionate,’ Drake says after Raptors’ winMayor Tory thanks Drake for support of the Raptors The NBA wants to tone down Drake’s on-court antics.The Canadian Press has learned the league made a call to the Raptors to discuss the Toronto rapper’s behaviour on the sidelines.Drake has made headlines throughout the playoffs for his behaviour courtside at Scotiabank Arena, where he has seats close to the Raptors bench.While most of his antics are limited to standing up and shouting at opposing players — which are allowed by the NBA’s fan conduct policy, so long as extreme language is not used — he has also drawn the ire of at least one opposing coach for walking onto the court during timeouts and rubbing Toronto head coach Nick Nurse’s shoulders — which are in violation of said policy.It’s not the first time the Raptors have been asked to rein in their global ambassador. The NBA made a similar request during last season’s conference semifinals when Drake got into a heated confrontation with then Cleveland Cavaliers Kendrick Perkins. The two fired profanity-laden volleys at each other and security had to step in and de-escalate the situation.Drake’s behaviour was called out by Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer after Game 4 of Toronto’s Eastern Conference final win over the Bucks. Budenholzer suggested that the league should look into the rapper’s antics.But Drake has been getting lots of support from Torontonians, who say he should be left alone. Below is some of your reaction to this story.Ummmm, nope pic.twitter.com/fHSTIZlBmb— Kawhi Anunoby (@CaptMaverick85) May 30, 2019 BROWSE drake | toronto raptors read more

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Urban Meyers message to Torrance Gibson Come compete for the spot

Coach Urban Meyer talks to members of the media Feb. 4 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Tim Moody / Sports editorEntering spring practice before the 2011 season, the Ohio State football team had five quarterbacks — and one huge cloud over the program.Just three quarterbacks from that group ended up graduating from OSU after Terrelle Pryor left for the NFL and Taylor Graham transferred to Hawaii.Four years later, the Buckeyes have six quarterbacks on their roster and most believe they will all stick around and battle for a starting spot.OSU coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeye coaching staff lured in recruits Joe Burrow and Torrance Gibson despite a stable of signal callers that includes multiple award winners. Two-time Big Ten Player of the Year senior Braxton Miller, 2014 Big Ten Quarterback of the Year redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett and national champion starter redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones are all set to return to a roster that won OSU its first national title since 2002.Meyer said Wednesday that his pitch to Gibson specifically was simple.“The thing I asked Torrance is, ‘Don’t penalize us because our guys play real well,’” Meyer said. “Everybody has three or four quarterbacks. If you don’t, you’re struggling. Our three or four happen to play really well. Don’t hold that against us. Come compete for the spot.”Meyer added that getting Gibson to come to Columbus was not an open and shut case despite Gibson having verbally committed to the Buckeyes in September.“There are those that tear up and say, ‘My grandfather knew Woody Hayes, and I want to play for Ohio State, where do I sign?’ The others, if you put a stopwatch on the time you’ve spent with them, it’s out of control,” Meyer said. “The amount of time on Torrance was ridiculous, but he seemed always to be a natural fit offensively. And he liked the way Ohio State did their stuff.”Meyer made a point to thank now-former OSU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman — who took over the head coaching job at the University of Houston after the national title game — for his effort in bringing in the highly recruited players.Also giving credit to Herman was his replacement, Tim Beck, who said while he hasn’t had a chance to work with the quarterbacks yet, he cannot wait to get started.“It’s an interesting group. The little bit I’ve been around them, great young men, hard working. There’s a tremendous bond among all three of them (Miller, Barrett and Jones), which is a great tribute to Tom, what he was able to put together,” Beck said. “They compete hard, because they want to win and they want to play. But they also help each other.”While players like Miller, Barrett and Jones have set the bar high for the quarterback play at OSU, Beck said he believes both Burrow and Gibson have similar capabilities.“Joe, Torrance, they’re no different,” Beck said. “They’re going to have to come in and learn and improve and maybe do a couple of things different than what they’ve normally done.”In their senior seasons, Burrow threw for 4,445 passing yards and 63 aerial scores while adding 642 rush yards, and Gibson threw for 1,959 yards and 21 pass touchdowns, in addition to 1,012 rushing yards and 13 rushing scores.Combined, the prospects threw just five interceptions in their high school senior seasons.While the coaches might or might not have an idea who will be under center when the Buckeyes open the 2015 season against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7, Beck said there is one particular quality that could determine a starter.“Winning. They’ve got to win. If they’re making the players around them better, they’re doing the right things, getting the ball to the right guys at the right time, getting us the right pressure, we’re probably going to be winning,” Beck said. “So that’s how you’re able to evaluate the production of a quarterback. It’s the offense, it’s not always him or his statistics.”Whoever the quarterback is for the Buckeyes this fall, there will be experience and talent around them.OSU is set to return sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott to the backfield and added four-star running back Mike Weber to its recruiting class on Wednesday.Meyer said no matter what the position, he likes to create a competitive atmosphere on more than just the football field.“We try to create competition in everything, from the classroom to the offseason workout to the summer workouts and obviously during spring and summer,” he said.The winner of the quarterback competition and the Buckeyes are set to open the 2015 season against Virginia Tech. read more

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Womens basketball No 12 Ohio State shooting for conference championship at Rutgers

Ohio State junior guard Kelsey Mitchell attacks the lane against Maryland on Feb. 20 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Magee Sprague | Lantern reporterNo. 12 Ohio State (24-5, 14-1) has one obstacle in its way before the Buckeyes can officially call themselves Big Ten regular-season champions. That obstacle is Rutgers (6-22, 3-11).Rutgers is on a nine-game losing streak, having not won a game in over a month, and currently sits 13th in the conference standings. With a Buckeye win on Sunday OSU will claim the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten tournament and win the regular-season conference crown for the first time since the 2009-2010 season.However, senior forward Shayla Cooper said that the Buckeyes refuse to be complacent looking forward to Rutgers. “Coach (Kevin McGuff) is getting after it. In his speech after the game he was excited, but then he said ‘You got to stay focused for what’s next, we’re not done yet,’” she said.OSU beat the Terrapins 98-87 on Monday, ending Maryland’s 14-game winning streak and handing the Terps their second loss of the season. The Buckeyes shot over 60 percent from the field and over 55 percent from 3-point range in the contest. In OSU’s last eight games they have scored at least 87 points. Junior forward Sierra Calhoun reaffirmed McGuff’s focus after the Maryland win.“Coach McGuff said after the game ‘You know that was a great win, but we still got another one to take care of Sunday,’” she said. Although Rutgers record does not make the case for being a formidable opponent, McGuff said the Scarlet Knights won’t be overlooked.“They’re a tough, rugged, physical team,” he said. “They throw a variety of defenses at you and they play well at home. They have a lot of pride, and they know what we’re playing for and I think they’re going to do whatever they can to stop that.”McGuff added that the “process” has been a main focus for the Buckeyes throughout the season, even more so now given the implications of Sunday’s game.“Stay focused at what we do at practice and how we prepare for games,” he said. “Just keep consistent routine and make it about the process. That’s what we’ve done all year, and that’s what has allowed us to improve as a team. That will allow us to be successful on Sunday if we have a great process between now and then.”After Monday’s emotional victory over No. 2 Maryland, the Buckeyes have had to refocus with Rutgers being the only thing in the way of obtaining the top seed in the Big Ten tournament. Cooper said a day-by-day approach has kept her and the team focused on the road ahead and not dwelling on past successes.“This year we’re just looking forward to the next game,” she said. “Maryland was a big win — I celebrated for the night — but when I woke up I’m like, ‘Alright, what’s next?’”OSU and Rutgers tip at 3 p.m. in Piscataway, New Jersey. read more

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Toledo dismissed Astrauskas – New coach is Jorge Liebana

The Toledo Handball has dismissed today the Lithuanian Miglius Astrauskas as head coach of current Asobal League bottom club and, likewise, the board chaired by Jesus Gregorio Cabañas has presented this afternoon his successor, Jorge Liébana.Toledo didn’t won any points in seven games of ASOBAL and they are on the bottom behind Arrate and Puerto Sagunto (both withz three points). Last defeat against Antequera 27:34 was a sign that something has to change. New coach, Liebana worked with junior of Alcobendas and lead them to the runners-up national position last season. ASOBALToledo handball ← Previous Story Who will host Women’s EURO 2014? Next Story → Mirza Dzomba: “Polish league is 50% better than Croatian” read more

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Kieran Donaghy wins eir Sports Book of the Year

first_img KIERAN DONAGHY’S ACCOUNT of his life on and off the field has been named the eir Sports Book of the Year at a ceremony this afternoon. Kieran Donaghy’s ‘What Do You Think of That’, was announced as the eir Sport Sports Book of The Year. As the winner, Kieran will receive a €1,500 cash prize, a specially commissioned trophy and €10,000 worth of TV advertising on the eir Sport channels. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO‘What Do You Think Of That’ lifts the lid on the Kerry man’s 10 year inter-county career, from All-Ireland glory to the injuries that have impacted its latter years.The book also includes, for the first time, details of his often difficult relationship with his father and his struggles with dyslexia.The decision to award Donaghy the prize was taken by a group of national sports journalists from a shortlist of five which also included Rob Heffernan, Paul O’Connell, Cathal McCarron and Evan Marshall.Speaking after the announcement, Donaghy said:I’m delighted to win this award because it means that I’ve been recognised by some of the best sports journalists in Ireland.“The quality of Irish sport writing is so high and to come out on top this year makes me extremely proud. This is something I’ve worked very hard for so to win this award is a really special feeling.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Follow us: the42.ie Monday 5 Dec 2016, 2:07 PM http://the42.ie/3120752 By Steve O’Rourke Share34 Tweet Email1 Short URL 13,788 Views 21 Comments Dec 5th 2016, 2:07 PM Kieran Donaghy wins eir Sports Book of the Year What Do You Think Of That took the prize today. Massive coup for Cork City as they tie down the LOI’s top goalscorer Maguire‘Diarmuid Connolly was struck about 6 times before the ball was even thrown in’ Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Southgate believes England needs to put a marker as top sides

first_imgEngland boss Gareth Southgate has dismissed speculative report theories that suggest England could benefit from finishing below Belgium in order to map out a better route in Russia.He said: “We have not won a knockout game at the World Cup since 2006, so why we would start plotting which would be a better venue for our semi-final would be beyond me,” according to BBC.Southgate also hopes his side will put a marker down against the top sides, starting with Belgium who are ranked third in the FIFA rankings as England, who are 12th, have not beaten a team ranked higher than them at a World Cup since third-ranked Argentina were beaten in Sapporo in the 2002 World Cup.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We are really pleased with the way we are playing but we are still a team that has a lot of improvement.“We are going to face tough challenges in our next few games. We can’t consider ourselves a top team until we start beating those top teams. We have had good performances – drawing against Brazil and Germany in friendlies and our last defeat was away to France last June.“We are really pleased we had these matches. We need to test ourselves against the best but we are a team that has a lot of hunger to keep improving and we are playing with a lot of confidence, which is very important.”last_img read more

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