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first_imgUse color deliberately to reinforce the overall mood or feeling of your film or video. In this video tutorial you’ll learn the basics of color temperature, including lighting sources and white balance.Check out this quick study on the ‘science and psychology of color temperature by John Hess for FilmmakerIQ.com.  As part of a recent FilmmakerIQ course on color temperature, this video provides a quick look at how the temperature can set the tone for a scene or reinforce a project’s themes.  Contrasting Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” (as an example of a hot film), with the chilly cool look of the Cohen Brothers’ “Fargo” you get a quick look at how both directors use color temperature to successfully reinforce the mood of both films.You’ll get a little background on the history of color temperature research, as well as the science behind why certain light gives off certain colors (daylight vs tungsten light for instance).  Finally, you’ll see how to apply this info practically, by applying it to video and film production.  He covers common on-set lighting issues including white balance, mixing color temperatures and modifying artificial light temperature.Check out the redesigned Filmmaker IQ for a ton of practical and inspirational content on filmmaking, video production & digital content creation.Thanks for sharing this informative tutorial, John!last_img read more


first_imgFile photo of BJP leader Sudhanshu Mittal.Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sudhanshu Mittal’s home was among the 23 places raided by income tax officials in Delhi on Tuesday in connection with financial irregularities in the Commonwealth Games (CWG). Both Sudhanshu and his nephew Vinay Mittal are connected with Deepali Consortium, which was awarded a contract for CWG.  The raids came after doubts over invoicing by contractors who had supplied treadmills for CWG. It was revealed that one of the contractors was related to Sudhanshu.  Two of the companies raided – D’Art and Meroform – are suspected of dubious transactions in CWG contracts. While D’Art deals in furniture, Meroform is into surface overlays. Four companies that won contracts to supply overlay items for the Games were under fire. They are Pico-Deepali, GL Meroform, ESG Arena D’Art Indo and Nussli.  The Indian arms of the first three consortia were raided by the income tax authorities. Deepali Design and Exhibits is the Indian partner of Pico-Deepali and won CWG contracts worth Rs 230 crore.  ESG Arena D’Art Indo consortium won contracts worth Rs 93 crore and has D’Art Furniture Systems as its Indian partner. GL Meroform won contracts worth Rs 165 crore, its local face being Meroform India. Investigators suspect that the consortia were formed to bypass restrictions because the Indian partners did not have the requisite experience to bid as suppliers for a mega event like the CWG.last_img read more


first_imgRajiv GandhiIssue date June 15, 1991I have a dream,” he said then, in that summer of ’85. And we, too, dreamed with him. It was truly an Indian summer then, that summer of Rajiv Gandhi. No leader since Nehru had brought with him such brightness and hope. Or such a,Rajiv GandhiIssue date June 15, 1991I have a dream,” he said then, in that summer of ’85. And we, too, dreamed with him. It was truly an Indian summer then, that summer of Rajiv Gandhi. No leader since Nehru had brought with him such brightness and hope. Or such a believable vision of 21st century India. It was not just his age. Or the attractiveness of his personality.Or even his pedigree. There was then a special radiance accompanying him, a karmic configuration that had led him to this moment of awesome responsibility. Out of tragedy had emerged lustre and light. That was then, when the world was his appreciative stage and the applause a genuine acknowledgement of a leader who promised both excitement and glamour.And, above all, change. That all that changed in the blink of history’s eye was a tragedy made greater by his promise and his prestige. Somewhere along that lonely road, the dream died. And we all died, a little.-Dilip BobbGETTING THE PICTURE: Another Rajiv hobbyIssue date August 16, 1980The pressure on him to leap into the fray is growing. Last fortnight, 250 MPs hosted a dinner in Rajiv’s honour. Though Rajiv and his mother cried off at the last minute, the message was obvious. Rajiv seems overwhelmed and uncomfortable with this sudden elevation in stature. “I really don’t know what to say to them,” he confesses. “I don’t know much about politics and even less about who these people are and what they represent.”-Dilip Bobb and Prabhu ChawlaVoices”Enemies of the Congress are enemies of the nation.”Rajiv Gandhi, November 30, 1988advertisement”We’ll teach them such a lesson they will remember their grandmothers.”Rajiv Gandhi, on the opposition, June 15, 1987″Ayodhya is where Ram is, Congress is where Rajiv is.”P. Chidambaram, May 31, 1988″Rajiv has achieved what his grandfather could not achieve in his lifetime.”R. Venkataraman, January 15, 1981Issue date February 29, 1988South Block has snuffed out Camelot. The “handsomest PM” is taking on a jowly resemblance to Arun Nehru. He’s gained 3 kg and lost most of his hair. The bounce in stride now comes with effort. He sports a churlish look; the corners of his mouth droop like an inverted crescent and he blinks in confusion.-Inderjit Badhwar and Prabhu Chawlalast_img read more


first_imgAgartala, Sep 20 (PTI) Three collaborators of banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) including two Bangladeshi tribals, have been arrested from Anandanagar area of North Tripura district, a police officer today said. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested two Bangladeshi tribals, Kanendra Debbarma and Biduram Tripura, from Anandanagar of North Tripura district yesterday. They are citizens of Bangladesh and hail from Japui village in Bagaichhari area of Chittagong Hill Tract (CHT). The police officer said on the basis of their confessional statement they arrested one Rajesh Debbarma of Sutarmura village of Sipahijala district of Tripura. The official said they intercepted some secret cyber information of NLFT, on the basis of which they could arrest the Bangladeshis. The police said the NLFT has launched a new recruitment drive and the Bangladeshi tribals had come to take youths to NLFT base camp in CHT for training. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said, leaders of active outlawed groups had gone to Myanmar recently to set up a link with the NSCN, Khaplang group. “The NSCN (K), which has been carrying out violence in parts of the North-East has been trying to bring all active outfits under one umbrella,” Sarkar said yesterday while speaking in a function to commemorate the 25th foundation day of 2nd battalion of Tripura State Rifles (TSR), paramilitary force raised to launch anti-insurgency operations. PTI JOY CR RGlast_img read more


first_imgMumbai, Oct 14 (PTI) Celebrity stylist Aalim Hakim says Shahid Kapoor is one such actor, who is open to sporting different looks in his films.Hakim, who has worked with a host of stars, made the revelation at a press conference for the second season of the show “Style INC with Aalim Hakim”. Also present at the event were with actors Varun Dhawan and Arjun Kapoor.When Varun asked the stylist to name a director, who likes his actors to experiment with their looks on screen, Hakim said, “Imtiaz Ali.”Varun, whose look in “Student of the Year” was styled by Hakim, said he loved the older version of his character in his debut movie.In the movie, Varun played a rich college boy named Rohan Nanda and had a clean shaven look. He also sported a rugged look when the story moved forward by ten years.”Aalim Hakim sir asked me what look I would want for my first film Student of the Year. In my debut film I had two distinct looks and I liked the older look more, its my favourite. Even the tattoos were his ideas.”He has been part of all my films as a stylist and he is part of my success,” Varun told reporters here.Varun was speaking at a press conference of season two of the show “Style INC with Aalim Hakim” where Arjun Kapoor was also present.The 29-year-old actor feels privileged to be part of this show. “Arjun is good host and I have seen him on television. He is good at acting as well,” Varun added.advertisementIn the show, Aalim will take audience into the life of actors by showing them their wardrobe and giving insights about their style statements.According to Aalim, styling for films is different as one has to work as per the demand of the script.”It is important to understand the character and story and accordingly style look of an actor, that is unique. Its challenging. There is lot of hard work that goes into creating a look of an actor,” he said.”We do research and work according to requirement of film. Actors also try different looks for a film and kudos to them,” the stylist added. PTI KKP NRB PSH PSH SDMlast_img read more


first_imgPortugal has received assistance from Real Madrid in its quest for a first World Cup title, even though it plays Spain in the opening game.By allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to sit out less meaningful matches, Madrid’s management of the 33-year-old forward in the twilight of his career means he should not be worn out in Russia.The five-time world player of the year is leading a squad that broke through to win its first major title at the 2016 European Championship.“Ronaldo is crucial,” Portugal coach Fernando Santos said, “but we know that to win we need to play well as a team.”Santos accepts that Portugal is not among the leading contenders for the title in Russia, even though there’s a familiar look about the squad. From the team that started in the final against France two years ago, only Nani and Renato Sanches will not make it to Russia.Here’s a closer look at the Portugal team:COACHThe softly-spoken Santos spent most of his career coaching clubs in Greece and Portugal, including Porto, Sporting Lisbon and Benfica, before being handed the Greece national team job in 2010.FILE – In this Wednesday, June 28, 2017 filer Portugal coach Fernando Santos waits for the kick-off of the Confederations Cup, semifinal soccer match between Portugal and Chile, at the Kazan Arena, Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)As Portugal was failing to advance from its group in 2014, Santos was becoming the first coach to lead Greece into a World Cup knockout phase.GOALKEEPERSRui Patricio of Sporting Lisbon should be starting in goal for another tournament after keeping clean sheets in the semifinals and final at Euro 2016.The reserves will be Anthony Lopes and Beto, with Benfica’s Bruno Varela as a reserve option.DEFENDERSJust like at every major tournament since Euro 2008, expect to see veterans Pepe and Bruno Alves in command in central defense.Cedric Soares is preferred at right back, with Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro likely on the left.Jose Fonte and Ruben Dias will be Santos’ main replacement options in the middle of the defense.MIDFIELDERSJoao Mario and William Carvalho are expected to anchor the midfield again, with Adrien Silva and Joao Moutinho fighting for a spot as attacking midfielders along with Bernardo Silva.But Santos will be without Euro 2016 starter Danilo Pereira after the defensive midfielder sustained a partial tear on his left Achilles tendon while playing with Porto. He also didn’t call up Andre Gomes, who had a disappointing season with Barcelona.FORWARDSThis is Ronaldo’s domain. After a slow start to the season, Ronaldo has rediscovered his scoring consistency at Real Madrid since January.In this photo taken on Thursday, June 7, 2018, Portugal players pose for photos before a friendly soccer match between Portugal and Algeria in Lisbon, Portugal. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)Leading the attack with Ronaldo is likely to be 22-year-old Andre Silva, who made his tournament debut last year at the Confederations Cup when Portugal finished third.Gelson Martins and Goncalo Guedes drifted in and out of the team in the last two years but made into the World Cup squad, as did veteran Ricardo Quaresma.Nani and Eder, whose goal in extra time sealed the Euro 2016 victory over France, were left out of the tournament in Russia.GROUP GAMESPortugal opens against Spain on June 15 and then plays Morocco on June 20 in Moscow, where the team is based. The Group B schedule will conclude against Iran on June 25.FULL SQUADGoalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Lyon), Beto (Goztepe), Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon)Defenders: Bruno Alves (Rangers), Cedric Soares (Southampton), Jose Fonte (Dalian Yifang), Mario Rui (Napoli), Pepe (Besiktas), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Ricardo Pereira (Porto), Ruben Dias (Benfica)Midfielders: Adrien Silva (Leicester), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon), Joao Mario (West Ham), Joao Moutinho (Monaco), Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv), William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon)Forwards: Andre Silva (AC Milan), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Gelson Martins (Sporting Lisbon), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas)—By TALES AZZONI , AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more


first_imgMohammed Siraj bagged 10 wickets in the match as India ‘A’ crushed South Africa ‘A’ by an innings and 30 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match unofficial Test series in Bengaluru.This was Siraj’s first-ever 10-wicket haul in a first-class cricket. He bagged 5/56 in the first innings and then got 5/73 in the second essay to help the hosts bowl the visitors out for 308 in the second innings and lose the match by a huge margin.South Africa began Day 4 of the un-official Test on 99/4, trailing by 239 runs.Zubayr Hamza and Rudi Second resumed the day’s play for South Africa and stuck in there for a while before Rajneesh Gurbani got Hamza for 63 to strike the first blow. Following that, Rudi and Shaun von Berg stuck in there and put on a gritty stand of 119 runs for the sixth wicket and it was looking like the pair will somehow eke out a draw but Gurbani had other plans. The Gujarat pacer returned and got the better of Von Berg, who held out ot Ravikumar Samarth just after completing his fifty.Following Von Berg’s departure, Rudi was on his own to wage a lone war and found some decent support from Dane Piedt and Malusi Siboto but he ultimately fell for a fighting 214-ball 94 to Yuzvendra Chahal, with South Africa A’s score at 286/8. Siboto (7* off 50 balls) and Beuran Hendricks (10 off 29 balls) did show some resistance but Axar Patel got Hendricks’ wicket, when he nicked one behind to wicket-keeper Srikar Bharat.Siraj, who had taken the first four wickets of the innings, then came and extracted an edge of South Africa’s No.11 Duanne Olivier, which went straight to Bharat to end his 14-ball stay at the crease and complete his five-for and win the match for India ‘A’.advertisement Mayank Agarwal scored 220 off 251 balls for India ‘A’ in their first innings (BCCI Photo)The match has been a positive one for the Indians as Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw got big hundreds in India A’s first innings, where they scored 584/8. Hanuma Vihari also made 54 off 108 balls with three boundaries while Bharat scored 64 off 77 balls with five fours and four sixes as India posted a big total in their first innings.However, Agarwal will be disappointed that he couldn’t continue his good form and get more runs as he fell without adding a single run to his overnight 220 on Day 3. He was adjudged leg before off the very first ball he faced from Hendricks.Trailing by 338 runs, South Africa-A lost three wickets under nine overs in their second innings against Siraj, who had taken a five-wicket haul in the second innings.Openers Sarel Erwee and Pieter Malan were snapped up by Siraj for three and zero.The pacer once again struck by sending off captain Khaya Zondo, who failed to open his account.However, Hamza and Senuran Muthusamy did well in the last session to take the total to 92 for four. The duo added 86 crucial runs for the fourth wicket.Thereafter, Muthusamy was snapped up by Vihari off Siraj, giving him his fourth wicket of the innings as Day 3 came to and end.The second unofficial Test match starts from August 10 at the same venue.last_img read more


first_imgGirl in the Fast Lane, Garima Avtar, 38, Motorsport, UP/Punjab/HimachalSuccess story One of the very few women motorsport drivers in the country, Avtar, who is based in Noida but frequents Punjab and Himachal Pradesh for different rallies and autocross events, started burning rubber eight years ago. Also a trained classical,Girl in the Fast Lane, Garima Avtar, 38, Motorsport, UP/Punjab/HimachalSuccess story One of the very few women motorsport drivers in the country, Avtar, who is based in Noida but frequents Punjab and Himachal Pradesh for different rallies and autocross events, started burning rubber eight years ago. Also a trained classical singer, she performs at Kaffeine in Hauz Khas Village, Delhi.Track record Avtar has proven her mettle in the women’s category in major rallies across the country including The SJOBA Thunderbolt TSD Rally 2012 (all women’s team, first position), Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 2013 (all women’s team, first position), Indian National Rally Championship 2014 Rally, Coimbatore (Category: 1600 CC Extreme and has won the all women’s team trophy) besides winning positions at several autocross events in Ludhiana, Delhi and Indore.Woman power: The rallyist feels that parents have a major role to play in encouraging girl children to take up adventure sports and motorsports. Talking about the lack of government support Avtar says, “There is no aid from the government in the form of subsidies or grants which encourages people to give motorsports a shot as a career.”Fast forward: Wanting to participate in the prestigious Dakar Rally (held in South America) and be the first Indian driver ever to rally in the car category, Avtar says, “I know I have the requisite skill-set to compete at an international level but participation in such events requires a lot of planning, which is possible only with the right kind of funding and that’s my next agenda.”advertisementHitting Back, Abhishek Kumar, 16, Squash player, ChandigarhSuccess story Kumar won a gold medal at the All India Under-17 Khelshala tournament in Chandigarh in November. “I would love to play squash across the country and beyond,” says Kumar, who dreams of becoming a squash coach one day. Photo by Rajnish KatyalAgainst odds: Kumar says his mother’s illness is always on his mind. That it is never easy for someone from an underprivileged background trying to make a mark nationally. “But I know this sport will take me far and make people sit up and take notice,” says the young man who has been playing squash since the age of nine at Khelshala in Chandigarh.Coach Talk: Satinder Bajwa, the former coach of Harvard University’s squash team, who is the director of Chandigarh-based Khelshala, says, “Kumar is a committed player. Take my word for it-we are looking at the next national champion.” Bajwa has been working to uplift the living standards of youngsters from economically weaker sections through sports like squash and tennis.Road blocks: Lamenting that the cost of the equipment and very few squash courts in the country discourage youngsters taking up this game, he adds, “Most squash court memberships are so expensive that students, especially those who do not come from privileged backgrounds, always find the gates closed.”Swinging the Greens, Aadil Bedi, 16, Golfer, Chandigarh Aadil Bedi. Photo by Rajnish KatyalSuccess story In 2018, Bedi became the youngest player to represent India at the Jakarta Asian Games. The young golfer also happens to be number one on the Indian Golf Union merit list. Bedi smashed his first big win in December, 2018, by ranking third in Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI’s) Bengaluru Open.Gene cool: Hailing from a family of civil servants, Bedi grew up seeing his father play golf every day. At the age of four, he picked up his clubs and the rest as they say is history.A Rough Ride: “I still remember making a flag by tying my mother’s dupatta to an iron rod. And to make me play a round, my father would have to drive 40 km one-way every day because we lived in Fathegarh in Punjab back then,” says Bedi. Talk to him about the lack of infrastructure for golf and he says, “We need to make the game accessible by way of public golf courses. Also, parents need to push their children from a very early age to pursue the game of their interest,” Bedi says.Up there: Aspiring to win the Augusta Masters and the PGA USA tours, Bedi who is mentored by Jeev Milkha Singh is optimistic that he will make a mark in this game.The Right Kick, Arsh Singh Saini, 21, Soccer player, Chandigarh Arsh Singh Saini. Photo by Sandeep SahdevShooter, Chandigarh Success story Currently a goalkeeper for the professional league team Minerva Punjab in the Hero I-League, Saini started his career by bagging a spot in the prestigious Elite Academy of the All India Football Federation at the age of 16.advertisementHis Playing Field: Saini’s love for the game stems not too far from home. His father was a former goalkeeper for Jagatjit Cotton & Textile Football Club (JCT FC) team for 12 years. “He is my first coach. During his time at JCT, the squad won the Federation Cup and the Durand Cup. He is also responsible for inspiring me to become a goalkeeper,” Saini says.Sports as a Career: Not everybody manages to come from a family of sportspersons, and while Saini always had family support, he believes that sports is now widely gaining acceptance across the country. “People are certainly becoming more open towards the idea of being a sportsperson or having one in the family,” says Saini.Roadblocks: The young player has been battling injuries and illnesses for a while now. “When was time to represent my country, like in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup in 2015, I was detected with jaundice and I stopped playing for five months. I injured my ankle in a training match last season, and could play only three matches.” But a real sportsperson will not let all this hold him back and he says, “I want to make a name for myself in the international circuit. I hope my dedication pays off.”Bull’s Eye, Anjum Moudgil, 24, Rifle Shooter, Chandigarh Success story The young player recently made a mark for herself by winning a silver at the Commonwealth Games, 2018 held in Australia. She also grabbed a gold medal at the South Asian Games, 2016, held in Guwahati, and is nationally ranked number one in Women’s 50m-rifle.Opening Up: Moudgil was introduced to the sport in 2009 as an NCC cadet and there has been no looking back since. I was fascinated by weapons. Also, there was this desire to prove myself in something other than just academics, and my mother encouraged me a lot, she says.Not a smooth Bullet: The young shooter laments the lack of infrastructure which prevents talent from blossoming at the grassroot level. Moudgil says that shooting is an expensive game which involves imported weapons for competitions and hundreds of rounds for practice sessions. She adds that though government initiatives like Khelo India are motivating many young players, some financial aid will make a world of a difference, and the sport will might get a lot of new faces.Tricolour Up There: It is amazing to represent your nation on an international stage. Playing a sport changes your life, she says. Aspiring to add more medals to her kitty, she says, I am only focusing on improving my game and getting more medals for the country at the international arena.Aiming High, Gurmehar Kaur Grewal, 15, Archery, Chandigarh Gurmehar Kaur Grewal. Photo by Sandeep SahdevSuccess story Chandigarh’s first female competitive archer, Grewal, who holds a scholarship under the Khelo India scheme, was selected to be part of the national camp at Aurangabad this year.Opening Up: Coming from a family that always encouraged her to carve her own path, the young woman was drawn to the game at an early age. My parents exposed me to several games by the age of five. However, there was something about archery that fascinated me, and I pursued it further, she says. To begin with, Grewal started practicing at her family-owned farmhouse near Chandigarh. She soon needed proper infrastructure and shifted to Panjab University, Chandigarh campus to continue her training.advertisementAgainst All Odds: Her greatest difficulty has been finding a training ground to nurture her skills. When she started visiting Panjab University, she faced objections and had to stop training at the varsity premises. At this point, her parents set up an academy in Sector 39 with help from a gurudwara’s management committee by convincing the gurudwara to lease the land required to build a range. Today, 18 students, taught by celebrated archer Anurag Kamal who was part of the 2008 squad that won gold at the South Asian Archery Championship in Jamshedpurtrain at the academy.Folks have Her Back: Admitting that it would still take some time for youngsters to take to the game, she says, Archery is a long-term sport and requires years of dedication. It also needs quite a lot of financial backing for logistics and training. Things are improving, but there is still a long way to go.Mastering the Gentleman’s Game, Taniya Bhatia, 21, Cricketer Taniya Bhatia. Photo by Jan Kruger-Idi/Getty imagesSuccess story A wicketkeeper-batsperson and part of the India Women T20 and ODI squad, Bhatia was also named in the 2018 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup squad. At the age of 11, she became the youngest girl to represent Punjab as part of the U-19 squad (India) and later, was selected for the senior state team as well.Early start: This player’s tryst with the game began at an early age. “As a child, I would play with colony boys on public grounds,” she says. The daughter of a club-level cricketer, her father spotted her interest in the game and started her professional training when was just eight.Right approach: Bhatia found success early and in her own words, “it was just too easy,” which she believes did not serve her well. She faltered soon after and shortly after getting called for the India-A squad at the age of 15, she entered a phase where the game did not listen to her. “I had to start everything from scratch- from correcting my basics to improving my fitness-and had to go through the process of playing zonals, seniors, and scoring consistently to finally be considered for the South Africa squad,” she says.The Bat in Her Hand: “Earlier, people would be surprised to see me in cricketing gear. Things have changed for the better ever since women’s matches started getting televised. Today we see a lot of young girls on the training ground. It is really encouraging,” she says.Swimming Against the Tide,Chahat Arora, 21, Swimming, Chandigarh Chahat Arora. Photo by Sandeep SahdevBaby steps Arora first entered the pool at the age of four and has been addicted to it ever since. “I was a fast learner, from the very beginning, I took to water like a fish.”Accola des galore: The only person from Chandigarh to ever win a gold in swimming at the national level, this young woman, who idolises British competitive swimmer Adam Peaty, recently won two gold medals in the 50 and 100m breaststroke category at the All India Inter University Swimming Championship held in Bangalore in November 2018. She also won gold in the 50 metres and 100 metres breaststroke and holds a national record in 100 metres breaststroke with a time of 1:15.19 (at the Senior National Aquatic Championship held in Bhopal in 2017).Avoidable Undercurrents: Lamenting the lack of even basic infrastructure like all-weather pools (which work) and state-of-the-art coaching in the region, Arora says, “We get our scholarship money after three years. I would not have survived without my parents’ support.”Slow Waters: Ask her about the dismal performance of Indian swimmers in almost every major international competitions and she says, “We don’t stand anywhere. How are we expected to take on the world when we don’t have an access to top-class coaches, dieticians, fitness trainers, and sports psychologists in our country?”Looking Ahead: “Right now, I am focused on improving my timing ahead of the National Games scheduled for next year,” she says.last_img read more


first_imgManchester United ‘Mourinho talks bull**** and should quit’ – Man Utd boss blasted by St Pauli director Chris Burton 19:12 2/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(13) Jose Mourinho Sevilla Manchester United UCL 21022018 Getty Manchester United José Mourinho Sevilla v Manchester United Sevilla UEFA Champions League The Red Devils boss was in a typically prickly mood following a goalless draw with Sevilla, with his comments questioned on German television Jose Mourinho has been accused of talking “bull****” following Manchester United’s goalless draw with Sevilla and advised to quit by Ewald Lienen if he no longer enjoys the game.The Red Devils boss was in a typically prickly mood following a Champions League stalemate in Spain.Having been irked by constant questioning of Paul Pogba’s situation prior to the European encounter, Mourinho then faced criticism of his methods during a continental clash. 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 The Portuguese offered more outspoken comments afterwards, as he sought to defend his tactics and questioned the advice of his medical team, with Lienen less than impressed by what he saw.Speaking on Sky Deutschland, the former Hannover boss who is now technical director at German side St Pauli said: “If I ever said such bullshit as a coach, I would just quit.“His [Mourinho’s] explanation is an insult to anyone who loves football. If he has enough money but can’t be bothered any more, he should just quit.”Despite seeing his side muster just six efforts on goal, compared to Sevilla’s 25, Mourinho had said after an uninspiring contest: “The game was even.“The stats are what it is. Sometimes you have 15 shots, but 13 of them were what I call ‘statistic shots’, so I really feel that the result reflects what the game was.“You ask me, ‘is it a good result?’. I say, it’s not good, it’s not bad.”Mourinho also responded to questioning of a free role for Alexis Sanchez and whether he is disciplined enough to contribute to the collective cause by saying: “I think you are all, or many of you, are in a new sport! In England, some guys say the wingers shouldn’t defend.”The next time I see David Beckham I’m going to ask him: ‘David, when you were playing right wing at Manchester United, when the opposition left-back attacked, do you stay looking at the stands? Or do you come back with the guy?’ I’m going to ask David that.”And everybody knows that I’m not big friends with Roy Keane or Paul Scholes, but I will ask them: ‘When your team lost the ball, did you drop back? Or did you stay walking on the pitch?'”Because now it looks like all the good players have to play free, and when the team has the ball, which I think is such a stupid thing to say. When a team has the ball, you attack. When the team does not have the ball, you defend.”last_img read more


first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace players all good friendsby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWilfried Zaha has hailed the spirit inside the Crystal Palace squad.Palace have enjoyed a sudden run of positive results.And Zaha says: “We have a really good morale in the team. We are all very good friends and we work hard for each other.”The victory over West Ham showed how strong a character this team has. It will not always run as easily as you would like, so sometimes you have to dig deep.”This match showed that we can dig deep and get the victories we need.” last_img


first_imgzoom Two Greek shipping operators have recently selected one of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s newest, two-stroke, main engines – the G95ME-C – as prime mover for two series of, respectively, 9,000- and 11,000-TEU container vessels.The G95ME-C9.2 ranks among the largest and most powerful engine the company has ever released to the marine, two-stroke market. The orders cover five confirmed engines – 3 + 2 for the 9,000-TEU series and 2 + 2 for the latter – and one of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Korean licensees will construct the engines.Originally announced in July 2013, MAN Diesel & Turbo states that the G95ME-C was developed specifically for the large, modern container vessel segment and is optimised for efficiency and green technology.HHIC Phil (Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporation Philippines) will construct the five vessels.MAN Diesel & Turbo, January 8, 2014last_img read more


first_imgVANCOUVER — A global communications marketing firm says it is suspending its contract with former British Columbia premier Gordon Campbell in light of an allegation in a British newspaper that he groped a woman in the United Kingdom.Edelman says in a statement that Campbell has served as a special adviser to the firm since last July, and was engaged on a part-time basis as a consultant through a retainer agreement.However, the company says it and Campbell have “mutually decided to suspend their consulting arrangement” until a police investigation in the United Kingdom is complete.On Friday, the Daily Telegraph reported that London police are investigating a complaint from a woman who was an employee at the Canadian High Commission when Campbell was high commissioner to the U.K.The newspaper says the complainant alleges she was groped in 2013 and filed a complaint with police in January.The Metropolitan Police in London could not be reached for comment on Friday or Saturday.Campbell also could not be reached for comment, but a spokesman issued the following statement on his behalf:“This complaint was transparently disclosed and became the subject of a full due diligence investigation at the time by the Government of Canada and was found to be without merit.”The Daily Telegraph story includes the woman’s name, but The Canadian Press does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault without their active consent and was not able to contact the woman.Campbell was premier of British Columbia from 2001 until 2011. He was appointed high commissioner to the U.K. in 2011 and left the diplomatic post in 2016.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


first_imgThe world’s largest youth empowerment event, WE Day, returned to The “Fabulous” Forum for the third year in celebration of young people committed to making a difference.Paula Abdul at WE Day California 2018Credit/Copyright: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for WEOver 16,000 students and educators from across the state attended for a powerful, life-changing experience featuring renowned speakers, innovative thought leaders and celebrity performers including Anthony Anderson, Jennifer Aniston, Dierks Bentley, The Chainsmokers, The March for Our Lives co-founders Jaclyn Corin and Cameron Kasky, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Selena Gomez, Dr. Phil McGraw, Martin Sheen, Lilly Singh, John Stamos and more. Joined by international activists and WE Day co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, the exciting lineup shared their passion for change, energized the crowd and motivated young people to continue to take action on pressing issues to affect positive change in their communities and around the world.A few must-see highlights included:Jennifer Aniston applauded and thanked the 16,000 youth in the audience and across America for leading the movement of change and she handed the mic over to March for Our Lives co-founders, Jaclyn Corin and Cameron Kasky who addressed their peers with a powerful rallying speech.
Moving performances lit up the WE Day stage; The Chainsmokers performed their hit song “Sick Boy”, Cyndi Lauper performed a rendition of “Ooh Child” alongside JD McCrary and Dierks Bentley honored inspirational women around the world with a performance of his latest single, “Woman, Amen”.“I feel honored to be part of celebrating the young people out there who inspire us all to do more,” said Bentley. “These are everyday people who choose to help make their communities and beyond better.”Morgan Freeman was joined by the first-ever American Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, to recite the poem “Life is Like a Rollercoaster” written by the late Alex Schachter who tragically lost his life on February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.“The young people gathered at WE Day California show us just how powerful it is when people of any age come together to advocate for the change they want to see in their world,” said Freeman. “It is both humbling and inspiring to be in the presence of tens of thousands of youth who have shown us that leadership, when guided by empathy, can and will make a difference.”WE Day California also featured Paula Abdul, Sofia Carson, Celebrity Marauders, Lonnie Chavis, Monique Coleman, Lily Collins, DVSN, Jordan Fisher, Connor Franta, Gunnar Gehl, Lizzy Greene, Winnie Harlow, Laurie Hernandez, Olivia Holt, Liza Koshy, Bailee Madison, Jenna Ortega, Lele Pons, Jessie Reyez, Nicole Richie, Kelly Sawyer, Drew Scott, JoJo Siwa, Norah Weinstein, Henry Winkler, Spencer West and Maddie Ziegler.More than a one-day event, WE Day is connected to the free, yearlong educational program, WE Schools. The program provides schools and community groups with curriculum, educational resources and action campaigns designed to enhance a school’s existing social initiatives or spark new ones. In the 2016/2017 school year, schools and groups across California improved their communities through WE Schools, volunteering more than 836,000 hours and raising over $2.2 million in support of more than 610 local and global causes including hunger, homelessness, bullying, volunteerism, health and wellness.“Today we celebrate remarkable students who are part of the WE generation — young leaders from across California who have committed to creating change at home and around the world,” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of WE. “With the support of their incredible teachers, these students joined together in support of local and global organizations, affecting countless lives. WE Day celebrates their world-changing achievements and inspires another year of working together towards positive impact.”last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Jian Ghomeshi, the former CBC Radio broadcaster slipped back into the public spotlight with an announcement about his new music and podcast series, but this creative adventure is already facing problems.A day after the ex-CBC personality revealed The Ideation Project, a new podcast which tackles world citizenship and the loss of homelands, his quiet comeback attempt received an onslaught of backlash on social media.This reaction comes a year after Ghomeshi was acquitted of sexual assault charges involving multiple female complainants in a high-profile criminal case. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Twitter “You should admit to your crimes, apologize and go away,” wrote one Twitter user in response to Ghomeshi’s link to the new podcast.Another critic posted, “This ‘nothings’s different, carry on’ routine ain’t gonna fly.”This resulted in one company’s decision to step away from the series.A San Francisco-based software company, Art19, was an audio host which feed the podcast for distribution on iTunes.After receiving a barrage of hate for its perceived support and association with Ghomeshi’s new project, it suspended its hosting role on Tuesday.“This show was placed on our platform without our awareness yesterday,” said Roddy Swearngin, a spokesperson for Art19. “After receiving complaints, we suspended it.”The company also tried to distance itself from the former host of the radio show Q, saying “we are a software company and play no role in the creation or curation of content. We just offer tools for publishers to distribute and monetize their podcasts.”Matt Earle, a representative for Ghomeshi told CTV News Toronto that Art19’s decision to cut ties had no effect on the project.“[Art19] caved under online pressure,” Earle said.The Ideation Project is still available through Sound Cloud, he says.According to Earle, Ghomeshi began the project about a year ago and has had some help from friends in the industry. And while the podcasts and music tracks are free now, he expected there may one day be ads on the YouTube channel.As for financial backers, Earle said it was funded “primarily directly from him.”BY Amara McLaughlin Login/Register With:last_img read more


By Asmaa BahadiRabat – Under the theme “the strategic vision of Morocco for an emerging economy,” the National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (INSEA) will hold the 13th GENI-Enterprises Forum on April 20-21 in Rabat. The forum is organized in partnership with the National School of Computer Science and System Analysis (ENSIAS), the National Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (INPT), and the Normal Higher School of Teaching of Rabat (ENSET). As one of the most efficient platforms of exchange between students, the forum aims to share job opportunities and internships for students of the four engineering schools, as well as to inspire and give them a closer look at the labor market. Moreover, the organizations and enterprises involved in this event will be able to find the best and most qualified candidates from the engineering schools mentioned above.The previous Forum, which was hosted under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, was exceptional and fruitful. Many decision-makers attended, including Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane, Ambassadors, CEOs, and a large number of professionals.The Forum has built a strong reputation among other platforms, not to mention attendance numbers that grow significantly each year.The success that this annual event has reached over the years is considered a great stimulus and a solid base for this year’s Forum. The organizing committee from the four engineering schools gathered to optimize the forum by carefully structuring its features and procedures, and reinforce it with necessary updates and many other surprises. read more


TORONTO — Timber company Sino-Forest and several of its top executives defrauded investors, misled investigators and “engaged in deceitful or dishonest conduct,” the Ontario Securities Commission ruled in one of Canada’s largest corporate fraud cases.In a nearly 300-page decision released Friday, the regulator said the company and former CEO Allen Chan, as well as Albert Ip, Alfred Hung and George Ho defrauded investors by overstating the now defunct company’s timber assets and revenue.Allegations of fraud against Simon Yeung were dismissed, but the regulator concluded he misled staff during their investigation.The investigation into Sino-Forest was triggered in 2011 when short seller Carson Block of Muddy Waters Research published a scathing report accusing the company of exaggerating its assets and fabricating sales transactions in what amounted to “a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme.”“We applaud the OSC for persisting through an undoubtedly complex investigation and hearing to see that justice is served,” Block wrote in an email Friday.“It’s important to remember that our report was initially quite controversial and met with a good deal of hostility — at a time when the freedom of speech is under threat, this outcome is a reminder of the value of critical voices and freedom of expression.”The former executives now face the possibility of being permanently banned from Canada’s capital markets, or fined up to $1 million for each failure to comply with Ontario securities law.A separate hearing on sanctions and costs has not been set.Chan’s lawyer, Emily Cole, said her client was disappointed and would be going over the decision. Stephen Wortley, a lawyer for Ip, Hung, Ho and Yeung, said he was also reviewing the decision and declined further comment.Sino-Forest, which was established in 1994, was once the most valuable forestry company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Although it was based in Ontario, the company conducted most of its business in China until it collapsed in 2012.The decision by the OSC follows the settlement of several lawsuits by investors in connection with the case.In 2015, several Canadian banks and other financial institutions that helped the company raise millions on the financial markets agreed to a $32.5-million settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by investors who lost money.David Horsley, former chief financial officer of Sino-Forest, also agreed to pay $6.3 million to the OSC and to settle class-action lawsuits in 2014, while Sino-Forest’s former auditor, Ernst & Young, agreed to a $117-million class-action settlement with investors in 2013.The case against Sino-Forest and its former executives was one of the most complicated cases in the Ontario Securities Commission’s history.“Today’s decision on the merits is an important milestone in a complex, multi-jurisdictional case that spanned close to 200 hearing days and involved over 2,000 exhibits,” the commission said in a statement.The hearing heard testimony from several witnesses from China over video conferencing and with the assistance of translators. There were more than 170 hearing days, 22 witnesses and over 22,000 pages of transcripts.Defence lawyers for the executives had argued that what the OSC called fraud were simply mistakes made by a fast-growing company. They also said that behaviours that may seem strange in a Canadian context were typical business customs in China.But the commission said Sino-Forest was listed on the TSX, was an Ontario reporting issuer, raised US$3 billion from investors, and was required to issue financial statements prepared in accordance with Canadian standards.“Ontario securities law is paramount and overrides any explanations for illegal conduct being excusable in the name of guanxi, however it is defined,” the commission said in its decision, using a Chinese term that refers to a network of influential relationships that help facilitate business dealings.— By Craig Wong in Ottawa read more


After winning Gillette Drafted 2: The Search for Canada’s Next Sportscaster, Brock alumnus Brent Furtney (BEd ’08) is the newest employee of The Score. His contract, the first prize in a contest sponsored by Score Media Inc. in partnership with Gillette, includes the opportunity to represent Procter & Gamble, the maker of Gillette products, as a spokesman for a year. Check out his funny audition video.


LISBON, Portugal — Portugal’s Socialist prime minister is vowing to address the challenges of a low national birth rate, the increasing cost of health care and climate change as he bids for a second straight term in the country’s Oct. 6 general election.Prime Minister Antonio Costa used his annual State of the Nation speech in parliament Wednesday to laud his government’s record of economic growth, with the budget deficit of 0.5% the lowest in more than 40 years.Portugal needed a 78 billion-euro ($88 billion) bailout in 2011, after recording a deficit above 11%, and plunged into a three-year recession.Costa’s centre-left Socialist Party, ruling as a minority government for the past four years, holds a comfortable lead in polls.Critics say public services are starved for cash under the Socialists.The Associated Press read more


U.S. stocks pulled further back from their records on Friday to cap the weakest week for the S&P 500 since May.Indexes sloshed between small gains and losses for much of the day before turning lower in the afternoon after Iran said it seized a British oil tanker, the latest escalation of tensions between Tehran and the West. Reined-in expectations for how deeply the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates at its next meeting also weighed on stocks.On Friday:The S&P 500 fell 18.50 points, or 0.6%, to 2,976.61.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 68.77, or 0.3%, to 27,154.20.The Nasdaq composite lost 60.75, or 0.7%, to 8,146.49.The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks dropped 7.73, or 0.5%, to 1,547.90.For the week:The S&P 500 fell 37.16 points, or 1.2%.The Dow fell 177.83 points, or 0.7%.The Nasdaq fell 97.66 points, or 1.2%.The Russell 2000 fell 22.10 points, or 1.4%.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 469.76 points, or 18.7%.The Dow is up 3,826.74 points, or 16.4%.The Nasdaq is up 1,511.21 points, or 22.8%.The Russell 2000 is up 199.34 points, or 14.8%.The Associated Press read more


AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 6, 2015 6:50 am MDT Canadian dollar lower, American currency strengthens on solid job creation data TORONTO – The Canadian dollar was lower Friday amid a strengthening greenback as U.S. job creation for February beat expectations.The loonie moved down 0.58 of a U.S. cent to 79.38 cents as the U.S. Labor Department announced that the economy created 295,000 jobs last month, much higher than the 245,000 that economists expected.Canadian employment data for February will be released March 13.Other data showed that U.S. wage growth in February was up just 0.1 per cent.Analysts said wage increases would be the most closely-watched data from the U.S. employment report since the slow pace of wage growth has been a disappointment so far.Stronger wage growth would likely add to pressure on the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise borrowing rates this year for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis. Analysts believe the Fed could move to hike rates as early as June.Traders also took in data showing a much higher than expected Canadian trade deficit for January.Statistics Canada said the country’s merchandise trade deficit with the world grew to $2.5 billion, up sharply from a $1.2-billion deficit in January and is the largest since mid-2012.The trade deficit was also much higher than the $1 billion figure that economists had expected.The agency says the deficit increased as exports fell 2.8 per cent in January while imports were largely unchanged from December.In other economic news Friday, there was positive data from Europe’s largest economy as German industrial production rose by 0.6 per cent in January, higher than the 0.5 per cent increase that had been expected.That data came out a day after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said the ECB had upgraded its growth forecast for the eurozone in 2015 to 1.5 per cent from 1.0 per cent.Draghi added that the central bank expects the economic recovery to broaden and strengthen.On the commodity markets, oil prices headed lower with the April crude contract in New York 80 cents lower at US$49.96 a barrel.April gold bullion was down $22.10 to US$1,174.10 an ounce while May copper fell four cents to US$2.61 a pound. read more