Manifesto – FREE titling tool for FCPX, FCP, AE & Motion

first_imgImprove your video titling and text with the Manifesto plugin from Noise Industries – now avaliable for Final Cut Pro X.Video editing apps have never been known for their great titling features (just see legacy versions of FCP, ugh!).  Manifesto serves to improve upon this weakness by offering up a titling tool that more closely resembles a traditional text editor.If you’re looking to create a title crawl or roll, Manifesto makes it easy.  Simply adjust the duration of the Manifesto text generator and the plugin will automatically animate  the roll or crawl to the duration of the generator, eliminating the need for keyframing.  Manifesto will also apply motion blurring and deflickering to the text motion, making it clean and artifact-free.Manifesto runs inside the FXFactory plug-in engine (also a free download).  You’ll need to download and install FXFactory before you install Manifesto.  More information here.If you often find yourself working with text in your video editing application, Manifesto is a great plugin to have in your digital toolbox.Download Manifesto, a FREE text titling plugin for FCP, FCPX, Motion and After Effects.last_img read more

Arsenal messed up their season: Mesut Ozil

first_imgArsenal have only themselves to blame after a run of two wins in nine games in all competitions has left them with only an outside chance of winning any silverware, midfielder Mesut Ozil was quoted as saying on Thursday.Since they beat league leaders Leicester City 2-1 on Feb. 14, Arsenal have exited the Champions League to Barcelona, dropped 11 points off the pace in the Premier League and were knocked out of the FA Cup by Watford.Germany international Ozil said Arsenal could still claw back the deficit to Leicester in the league but will only have themselves to blame if they end the season empty-handed.”Looking at our season so far, we have to be honest and admit that we mucked it up ourselves,” Ozil told German website”We did not play to our potential in the games against the so-called smaller teams. You immediately get punished for that in the Premier League.”But we still have a chance of winning the title. We have to hope Leicester and Tottenham slip up and then make the most of it.”Arsenal, who host their FA Cup conquerors Watford on Saturday, have received an injury boost with the news that Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky have returned to full training.Rosicky, who has been plagued by injury issues, suffered a thigh problem in his first game of the season in January.Wilshere has yet to play this term after fracturing his leg in August and Wenger said he would not be rushed back.advertisement”It’s his first week back in full training and well see how he responds to that, but the first signs are quite good. We’ll assess our options next week,” Wenger said on the club website ( read more

BCCI Anti-Corruption and Security Unit to get a new head soon

first_imgBCCI’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) will soon have a new head. India Today has learnt former Delhi police commissioner and IPS officer Neeraj Kumar, who is currently heading the unit in a consulting capacity, is on his way out.The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) on Wednesday met in Mumbai and it’s learnt Kumar has only been given a temporary contract extension till March 31. CoA head Vinod Rai without going into details confirmed the extension. “It will happen, an order will be issued in due course,” he said.Kumar of the 2000 match fixing investigation fame also led the investigations during the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) corruption scandal that saw several players including World Cup winner S Sreesanth banned for life.He was hired by BCCI as a consulting head in April 2015 in wake of the the IPL fixing and betting scandal.The 64-year-old former Delhi commissioner is said to be on his way out under the new BCCI policy of retiring employees over the age of 60. But it’s also learnt his written communication to BCCI complaining about their ‘cavalier’ and ‘indifferent’ approach towards having an well equipped ACSU may also not have gone well with sections of the board.BCCI will soon advertise for the post looking out for a former IPS officer and a final call on the modalities of the appointment would be taken by CoA head Vinod Rai.last_img read more

Sports Highlights

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI) Following are the top/expected stories at 1730 hours EXPECTED STORIES: *Wimbledon Reports. *Stories related to India tour of England. * Stories related to FIFA World Cup.STORIES ON THE WIRE:SPO-IND-PREVIEWIndia eye series win, England face ‘Kuldeep conundrum’By Chetan NarulaLondon, July 13 (PTI) A high-on-confidence India look set to wrap up another series on the UK tour unless England find a way to tackle the marauding Kuldeep Yadav when the two teams clash in the second and penultimate ODI at Lord’s here tomorrow.SPO-IND-KOHLIWe might be tempted to play Kuldeep, Chahal in Tests too: KohliNottingham, Jul 13 (PTI) India captain Virat Kohli is tempted to play his ‘key weapons’ Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in the upcoming five-Test series against England, considering the wrists spinners’ stellar performance in the ongoing limited overs leg of the tour. SPO-IND-KULDEEPOn a roll, Kuldeep confident of getting nod for opening Test against EnglandBy Chetan NarulaNottingham, July 13 (PTI) In-form India spinner Kuldeep Yadav hopes he has done enough to stake a claim in the playing eleven for the opening Test against England at Birmingham.SPO-FOOT-INDIndia U-16s beat Thailand’s Buriram United U-17 team 2-0New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI) The Indian U-16 football team today notched up a comprehensive 2-0 win over Buriram United FC U-17 during its exposure tour of Thailand. SPO-IND-MORGANKuldeep has exposed area of our game we need to improve on: MorganNottingham, July 13 (PTI) England captain Eoin Morgan says his team must improve against chinaman Kuldeep Yadav if it is to bounce back in the three-match ODI series against India.advertisementSPO-GOLF-ATWALAtwal begins with 2-under 69 at PGASilivis (US), Jul 13 (PTI) Indian golfer Arjun Atwal made a fine recovery on the back nine to bring home a card of two-under 69 and lie tied 56th after the first round of the John Deere Classic here. SPO-PM-LD HIMAPresident, PM hail Hima Das’ unprecedented featNew Delhi, July 13 (PTI) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed sprinter Hima Das, who became the first Indian woman to clinch a gold medal at a global event — the World Under-20 Championships in Finland.SPO-KAIF-LD RETIREMENTReluctant, introvert Kaif retires from competitive cricketNew Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI) Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif announced his retirement from all forms of the game today, exactly 16 years after he combined with Yuvraj Singh to script one of India’s most memorable ODI triumphs at the hallowed turf of Lord’s.SPO-BAD-INDSindhu progresses to semifinals of Thailand OpenBangkok, July 13 (PTI) Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu progressed to the women’s singles semifinals after knocking out Malaysia’s Soniia Cheah in straight games at the USD 350,000 Thailand Open World Tour Super 500 tournament here today. PTI APA APA APAlast_img read more

Historic Day For Touch Football

first_imgFor the first time, women’s Touch Football will be played during an NRL Finals Series with the champion Eastern Suburbs Sydney Roosters taking centre-stage tomorrow during the NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series double-header at Allianz Stadium.The reigning Vawdon Cup and State Cup champions will play an exhibition match against the Manly Sea Eagles, just a month after the NRL and Touch Football Australia announced an historic sporting partnership representing the biggest boost to participation and game development in the history of either sport.“Tomorrow’s match is a great demonstration of why the new partnership between the NRL and Touch Football Australia works so well,” NRL General Manager League Integration and Game Development, Mr Andrew Hill.“Rugby League is moving into our finals series and the Touch Football season has just started.“People can now get involved in our sport all year round.“The women’s match between the Roosters and the Sea Eagles couldn’t be a more fitting curtain-raiser leading into the second match of Saturday between the Roosters and Sea Eagles.”TFA CEO Colm Maguire said “we are very excited at the prospect of seeing the NRL-TFA partnership come to fruition through the demonstration of an elite Women’s game at the NRL Finals showcase this weekend. This is a great demonstration of the partnership in action and provides spectators at the ground and the Touch Football and Rugby League communities with just a taste of what is in store this weekend and throughout the NRL Finals Series.”The game will commence at 6:06pm.Related LinksWomen’s Game at NRL Finalslast_img read more

Watch how an insect scared Naomi Osaka during Australian Open quarters win

first_img Next Watch how an insect scared Naomi Osaka during Australian Open quarters winAustralian Open 2019: Naomi Osaka was chased by a bug on the court and she ran around like a scared kid. The 20-year-old however showed no signs of nerves against Elina Svitolina and advanced to the semis.advertisement Abreshmina S Quadri MelbourneJanuary 23, 2019UPDATED: January 23, 2019 14:39 IST Naomi Osaka was bugged by an insect during her Australian Open quarters win over Elina Svitolina.HIGHLIGHTSNaomi Osaka was scared of an insect during her Australian Open quarter-finalOsaka thrashed Svitolina 6-4, 6-1 to reach her semis in MelbourneOsaka will take on Karolina Pliskova on ThursdayNaomi Osaka is a Grand Slam champion but a little insect can also scare her. Osaka was against her idol and one of the greatest tennis players of all time Serena Williams in the final of the US Open 2018 but that did not deter her at all. An insect at the Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday, however, made Osaka run around.Osaka dominated Elina Svitolina in her 6-4, 6-1 quarter-final victory in the Melbourne Park but right after taking a 5-0 lead in the second set, Osaka was chased by a bee and not Svitolina’s play but that scared Naomi Osaka.As soon as Osaka won a point to make it 5-0, she began running away towards the net while looking back. Even after running away, the bee followed her and Osaka was seen waving it away with a disgusted look at her face.Osaka was so troubled by the bug that she even asked the chair umpire to check the back of her shirt if the insect was still there while going towards her courtside chair.Apart from that, there was hardly any blemish for Osaka as she comfortably won in an hour and 12 minutes. Osaka did not celebrate much after winning. It was a subdued celebration out of respect for a hampered opponent and a sign that her work here was far from done.”I already know that to be here is something that a lot of people want, and I know that a few months ago I would have given anything to be in the semifinals of a slam,” Osaka said. “But it’s this weird feeling of, like, you want to do the next big thing.advertisement”And especially now that I won a Grand Slam, I feel like I want to win another one, and I’m so close and I just want to keep going.”OSAKA’S GOAL FOR QUARTER-FINAL — ‘NOT GETTING ANGRY’Osaka was immensely praised after her US Open victory – not only for defeating Serena Williams but also for the composure and calmness she showed during all the drama that unfolded on the court.It was an epic night where Serena had one of the biggest meltdowns of her career. She received three code violations that day – one for racquet abuse, second for on-court coaching and the third for calling the chair umpire Carlos Ramos a “thief”.While Serena and Ramos had an absolute fall-out and the 23-time Grand Slam champion kept screaming and shouting, Osaka was a vision of calmness on the other side. She didn’t let any of that affect her and did her job.Post US Open though, Osaka has been expressive on court and she has shown a lot of emotions. From tears at the US Open ceremony to scolding herself and throwing racquet in frustration of not playing well in tournaments post that, Osaka has been out there. All of this has prompted the 21-year-old to work on keeping a check on her emotions. Naomi Osaka worked on the mental aspect of tennis ahead of Australian Open. (Reuters Photo)”This is something that I have been working on a lot… trying to get deeper in tournaments more consistently. I think I have been able to do that,” Osaka said. “For me right now I just try to keep looking forward. So I’m not really satisfied – like, I am happy that I’m here, but at the same time, I want to keep going. There is more matches to win.””Yeah I mean I tried to be consistent or as consistent as I can,” Osaka said. “She’s a really great player and kind of unfortunate she got injured… but playing against her injured was still really tough.”For me today I just had one goal and it was to try as hard as I can and not get angry. I didn’t do that too well in the last two rounds so I’m really happy.”I feel right now most people know me for U.S. Open, right? And during U.S. Open, I didn’t show any emotions most of the time. But then after that, I did show a lot of emotions. I got upset and then I threw my racket or stuff like that. I don’t really want to do that. I feel I play better when I’m calm.”When I’m not calm, it just makes my life harder… there is an inner peace I can tap into sometimes during my matches, and it’s kind of hard to get to but once I’m there it’s really easy. Not easy, but nothing can really bother me.advertisement”So that’s just something I’m trying to learn how to do consistently.”Also Read | I am a ghost: Naomi Osaka says no one recognises her in MelbourneAlso Read | I didn’t choke on match points, Pliskova played her best tennis: Serena WilliamsAlso Read | I had to warm up 4 times: Naomi Osaka tells Kei Nishikori. Video goes viralFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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Banks wont take sides in Trump subpoena fight

NEW YORK — Two banks that have done business with Donald Trump say they aren’t taking sides in a fight between the president and House Democrats over access to his financial records.Lawyers for Deutsche Bank and Capital One filed letters in court Tuesday stating that they won’t take a position in Trump’s lawsuit seeking to block them from responding to Congressional subpoenas.Deutsche Bank’s lawyer said the dispute is between Trump and Congress — not the banks.A hearing is scheduled for May 22.Lawyers for House Democrats have agreed to let the banks delay their response to the subpoenas until after there’s a ruling.Trump wants the banks barred from responding to subpoenas from two House committees that have demanded records as part of investigations into the Republican’s private business dealings.The Associated Press read more

Tech Ed students back in the classroom

This month marks the beginning, or rather the return, of the Technological Teacher Education program.The Faculty of Education program relaunched in January after a temporary hiatus, during which the curriculum was updated and a targeted group of students was identified.The goal was not only to build a “successful and sustainable program,” but to also help form Tech Ed teachers who can positively impact student learning and meet demand seen across the province, said Program Co-ordinator Steven Khan.In addition to alterations made to ensure the program is consistent and current, emphasis has been placed on limiting the number of in-person classes to increase accessibility.Students will benefit from more online courses and sessions delivered through Brock’s Sakai-based Learning Management System, which will allow them to continue their day-to-day careers during the program’s four-month study period.That flexibility has proven to be of critical importance to those working in the trades.“We are hopeful that participants will appreciate the thought and effort that has gone into bringing a stellar team of instructors and advisors together with many years and varied experience in technological education to guide them through this process of becoming a teacher in today’s classroom,” said Khan.He believes students will find the program “extremely challenging” as well as both a “rewarding and enriching growth experience.”There has been increased integration of Technological Teacher Education with other Teacher Education programs.This will benefit not only the future of Tech Ed, as candidates bring a great amount of knowledge and experience in fields such as science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, but also prospective middle-school teachers who will have a chance to learn from those experiences as well.Khan offered his thanks to those who worked on the program before its hiatus, particularly the previous Program Co-ordinator Bob Moulton and Dr. Tony DiPetta.Both were responsible for the work that went into researching, designing and promoting the new program, and providing leadership prior to the relaunch and during the program’s transition, Khan said.For more information, visit the Technological Teacher Education program webpage. read more

Metso invests in growth Lokotrack assembly capacity in Tampere to be enhanced

first_imgThe capacity of Metso’s Tampere factories will be increased and occupational safety improved with the new production line for Lokotrack mobile crushing plants. The investment of approximately €1 million will significantly shorten the delivery times of equipment models put into line assembly production. The first new Lokotrack equipment should come off the line in Q1 2018.The Speedline 1 assembly line currently in use at Metso’s Tampere factory produces in each working shift one Compact series mobile crusher weighing about 50 t. The new Speedline 2 line will increase the theoretical capacity by more than 30%.“The delivery times of equipment models implemented on a line assembly method instead of today’s fixed assembly method will be significantly reduced. At the same time, we will release plenty of space for assembling the largest crusher and Lokotrack models in fixed assembly locations,” says Juha Erkkilä, the Project Manager in charge. “Due to the increasing demand for track-mounted mobile crushing plants, heavier and more complex models, such as the LT120TM, LT300HP/GPTM and LT220DTM will also be manufactured on Speedline 2 in addition to the current large volume models, such as the LT106TM and LT1213TM.”“The parts to be assembled can be better accommodated in the more spacious hall, which improves occupational safety. A new elevated gangway will also be built in the project, allowing visitors to view the operations in the factory more safely and fluently,” Erkkilä continues.Metso is the leading manufacturer of mobile crushers globally. Metso’s Lokotrack series combines over 30 years’ experience in developing mobile crushing equipment with latest materials and ease of use.last_img read more

Government to cut down immigration numbers while boosting security at places of

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Australia’s federal government is expected to announce policies that will see immigration intake halt at 160,000 while directing a large percentage of skilled migrants to settle outside Sydney and Melbourne for at least five years before attempting to move.According to The Australian, the Cabinet has already authorised changes, that limit annual intake of permanent migrants to 30,000. At the same time more incentives for foreign students will be created in order to drive the influx away from the two major cities.The Liberals’ Expenditure Review Committee (ERC) are reportedly aimed at relieving congestion in Sydney and Melbourne, however, said policy would also affect the government’s budget estimates, given that population growth from migration is linked to economic growth.“It’s always the right time to be addressing the issues and needs that the Australian public are concerned about and want addressed,” the Prime Minister told reporters in Adelaide earlier today.“This debate about population growth and migration has nothing to do with those other issues that have been the subject of recent focus.”Scott Morrison argued that discussions about population should not be “hijacked” by other debates on race or tolerance.“We’ve seen what happens when these important practical debates are hijacked by these other extremist views, which occur from both the right and from the left,” he continued, adding that he is determined to not see the serious population growth management issues taken off course.“I have no purchase in those agendas, I have no truck with those agendas, and I denounce them absolutely. When I’m in a position to announce our migration cap, I’ll do it then,” he said.Meanwhile, Greens leader Richard Di Natale questioned the timing of the debate in relation to the Christchurch tragedy.“Three days after a massacre the prime minister decides to land this into the national conversation,” he told ABC News Breakfast.While NSW and Victoria are receiving most migrants to the point of congestion according to the PM, South Australia calls for at least 5000 skilled migrants to strengthen its economy.The Federal Infrastructure Minister Alan Tudge said last year that planning measures would need to be implemented to manage changing patterns of migration in Australia. He said in October unplanned population growth had led to an imbalance in the rates of settlement across the country.On another note, that of safety, Mr Morrison has warned against “tribalists” hijacking policy arguments, declaring the migration issue “must not be appropriated as a proxy debate for racial, religious or ethnic sectarianism”.“When we disagree better, we engage with respect, rather than questioning each other’s integrity and morality,” he told the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in Melbourne.“Tribalists constantly seek to appropriate legitimate policy issues and public concerns as a tool to promote their separatist and exclusive agendas. To contort and misrepresent disagreement in the worst possible terms.”These comments came before announcing a $55 million grant allocated towards toughening security at mosques, churches, synagogues, temples and religious schools “in response to growing concerns about extremism in the wake of the terrorist attack in Christchurch”.Grants will reportedly range from $50,000 to $1.5 million for enhancements including CCTV cameras, lighting, fencing, bollards, alarms, security systems and public address systems.As religious leaders prepare for parliamentary meetings later today, the news of a Geelong mosque receiving online threats by an anonymous troll have emerged.An image of army gear was posted with a threat directly naming the Geelong Mosque surfaced in the dark web, 9News reported without repeating the threat which was picked up by police on Sunday.Lastly, Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA), issued a statement today stressing that the Morrison Government’s proposed cut to Australia permanent migrant intake by 30,000 in order to ease congestion sends the wrong message to the Australian community.“FECCA welcomes the Morrison Government’s infrastructure spending commitments in the lead up to the Federal Budget,” said FECCA Chair Ms Mary Patetsos.“These commitments are a recognition of the need to invest in infrastructure in order to keep up with population growth in Australia’s major cities. However it is extremely important that following the atrocities in Christchurch political leaders not conflate the issue of congestion with migration. To do so is not only erroneous but irresponsible. Care must be taken at this time to reassure Australians from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds that they belong and are welcome in Australia.”last_img read more

Un pied sur la Lune le projet reste envisagé avec R2

first_imgUn pied sur la Lune : le projet reste envisagé avec R2Le programme Constellation américain qui prévoyait l’exploration de la Lune a été abandonné. Mais des ingénieurs ne perdent pas espoir de voir se réaliser leur rêve.L’exploration de l’astre lunaire avait été abandonnée par le président américain Barack Obama. Cependant, un groupe d’ingénieurs a mis sur pied le “Projet M”. Objectif : envoyer un robot humanoïde (le R2 qui participera à la prochaine mission Discovery) sur la Lune. Ce projet coûterait moins de 200 millions de dollars. Beaucoup moins qu’un programme d’exploration humain dont le coût était estimé à 150 milliards de dollars.À lire aussiAprès l’annulation de son lancement pour la Lune à la dernière minute, l’Inde est de nouveau prêteCette colossale différence de prix s’explique par le fait qu’un robot ne nécessite pas de support de vie comme un humain. Autre point fort d’une telle mission : le partenariat mis en place par la Nasa. Ainsi, en échange d’une aide technique apportée à l’entreprise Boston Power, la start-up a fourni au centre spatial américain une pile au lithium de haute technologie. De même, en donnant accès à sa technologie sur ses moteurs et sur ses installations, la Nasa a pu obtenir d’Armadillo Aerospace un prototype d’atterrisseur lunaire.Le Projet M table également sur la propulsion à oxygène liquide et méthane, ou encore un système d’atterrissage automatique. Le projet compte utiliser Robonaut 2 (R2), le robot humanoïde (doté d’un buste, de deux bras, et d’une tête) mis au point par la Nasa et General Motors. Le 12 novembre 2010 à 11:52 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Japon le traitement des déchets du tsunami séternise à cause de la

first_imgJapon : le traitement des déchets du tsunami s’éternise à cause de la radioactivitéAvec le tsunami qui a ravagé le nord-est du Japon le 11 mars 2011 ce sont plus d’un siècle de déchets qui se sont cumulés dans les villes dévastées. Dix mois après la catastrophe, des montagnes de déchets restent à traiter, une tâche colossale rendue plus compliquée encore du fait de la radioactivité.Ravagée par le violent séisme et le tsunami gigantesque qui ont tué plus de 19.000 personnes, la côte Pacifique du Japon est un vaste champ de ruines. Si la plupart des détritus ont été déblayés et regroupés, le tri et le traitement (recyclage, incinération) s’éternise alors que ces montagnes de déchets représentent un véritable danger (effluves, incendies, etc.). “Nous voulons terminer en trois ans, mais si les choses se poursuivent au rythme actuel, cela semble difficile, il faut absolument accélérer”, a indiqué le ministre de l’Environnement, Goshi Hosono, également chargé du suivi de l’accident nucléaire de Fukushima. “Nous prenons des dispositions supplémentaires, comme la construction de sites temporaires d’incinération, mais même cela ne suffira pas”, déplore-t-il cité par l’AFP. Il estime ainsi qu’il n’y a pas d’autre solution que de faire appel à la solidarité nationale et de mobiliser des infrastructures dans toutes les régions pour se débarrasser rapidement des 16 millions de tonnes de détritus de la préfecture de Miyagi (la plus touchée). On recense également 4,42 millions de tonnes à Iwate et 2,28 millions à Fukushima où se sont dispersées en masse des éléments radioactifs. Pour ces derniers, le traitement sera effectué sur place.La ville de Tokyo a déjà accepté de prendre en charge une partie des débris, “mais les autres localités n’ont rien décidé”, se désole le ministre. “Nous voulons à tout prix nous reconstruire. Pour ce faire, il faut au plus vite que nous évacuions ces déchets. Je souhaite vraiment que les habitants de Tokyo et des autres régions comprennent la situation dans laquelle nous sommes”, implore Yoshiaki Suda, maire d’Onagawa. Des installations inadaptées À lire aussiUne petite île japonaise a disparu sans que personne ne le remarqueLe gouvernement tente de rassurer les autorités locales qui refusent de prendre en charge des déchets radioactifs en provenance de Miyagi et d’Iwate, deux préfectures proches de celle de Fukushima. Il explique que les installations sont pourvues de filtres assez fins pour empêcher le passage des particules radioactives. De plus, des mesures sont effectuées et seuls les déchets ne dépassant pas un certain niveau de radioactivité seront pris en charge dans des incinérateurs conventionnels.A Tokyo, on prend de multiples précautions. Ainsi, les détritus sont scrupuleusement triés (à la main et avec des engins de chantier) sur les lieux de la catastrophe et on procède au retrait des objets et matières dangereuses tout en séparant les différents matériaux (bois, plastique, métaux, etc.). Toutes les heures, la radioactivité de l’air est mesurée dans la zone de tri, et ce dans quatre directions différentes. Tandis qu’une partie est traitée le reste est stocké en attendant les résultats de nouvelles mesures de radioactivité. Les déchets ne présentant pas de risques sont chargés dans des containers, puis de nouveau mesurés avant d’être transportés par train jusqu’à Tokyo où ils sont brûlés.Un niveau de radioactivité “sans danger” “La radioactivité mesurée dans les cendres est de 133 becquerels par kilogramme, c’est moins que le niveau temporaire fixé pour la nourriture, il n’y a pas de danger et pas lieu de s’inquiéter”, argue M. Hosono. Son ministère affirme que des dispositions sont prises pour s’assurer que les personnes qui œuvrent dans les zones de tri et d’incinération ne risquent pas d’être exposées à un niveau de plus d’un millisievert par an (maximum autorisé en temps normal). Le 23 janvier 2012 à 19:33 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Queer Eyes Bobby Berk Offered to Remodel AOCs Congressional Office

first_imgStay on target Hey @AOC! I’m in DC all week girl! Put me to work! “Have time… will work for democracy!”— Bobby Berk (@bobbyberk) April 2, 2019Ocasio-Cortez smartly accepted the offer, telling Berk to “swing by our office.” RIP our post-it wall :(We were told it had to be taken down…So we moved it inside instead— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 12, 2019Surely Ocasio-Cortez has neither the time nor the need for a full fashion/beauty/food/culture transformation. But boy would she make for a great hour of reality television.More on Discusses Why ‘Farting Cows’ Are Bad for Green New DealOcasio-Cortez Slams Tech Companies Over Climate Denial at ConferenceAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez Drops in on Charity Twitch Stream for Trans Kids Ocasio-Cortez Discusses Why ‘Farting Cows’ Are Bad for Green New DealOcasio-Cortez Slams Tech Companies Over Climate Denial at Conference center_img Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bobby Berk may have just become best friends, and I stan it.The interior designer and reality TV personality on Tuesday tweeted at AOC, offering his time and expertise during a week-long visit to Washington, D.C.“Will work for democracy,” Berk, the unsung hero of Netflix makeover show Queer Eye, wrote. Swing by our office!We’ve barely had time to hang anything up, three of my staffers are expecting babies, and we’ve got a bach pad/warehouse type situation out here. SOS!(The good news is that people are leaving a rainbow of positive post-its on our wall so that’s cute)— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 2, 2019Born and raised in the Bible Belt, Berk struggled with homophobia from a young age. He left home at 15, roughing it on the streets for a few years before landing a gig at a furniture retailer.Later, with only $100 in his pocket, a 20-something Berk relocated to New York City, where he worked at Restoration Hardware and Bed, Bath and Beyond before moving on to high-end furnishing company Portico.With no high school diploma or formal training, he climbed the ladder to creative director, and when Portico folded in 2006, Berk launched his own online store, with locations in New York, Florida, and Georgia.In 2018, he was cast as one of the Fab Five on Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot, and has been out-working the rest of the team ever since. (Love you, JVN!)Ocasio-Cortez similarly shot to fame last year when she won the Democratic Party’s primary election for New York’s 14th congressional district, defeating the 10-term incumbent in the biggest upset victory of the 2018 midterm primaries.She went on to beat Republican opponent Anthony Pappas, and at age 29 became the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress.It’s unclear whether AOC and Berk have previously met. But the two seem equally enamored with one another.“We’ve barely had time to hang anything up,” the freshman congresswoman tweeted. “Three of my staffers are expecting babies, and we’ve got a bach pad/warehouse type situation out here.”According to Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, when lawmakers move into an office, they are traditionally met with the bare essentials—much of which is recycled from previous tenants.“New members are also entitled to a new paint job, but only a handful of colors are on offer—beige, eggshell, light blue, light gray, or light yellow,” the news site said.AOC’s office in the Cannon Building is likely “suffering a fate similar to those of other newcomers with busy schedules and government-issued furniture: It’s a bit drab,” Roll Call added.At least it’s got one thing going for it: A “rainbow of positive Post-Its” from supporters on the wall.last_img read more

Judge rules that county violated public records act

first_imgA Superior Court judge ruled Friday that Clark County violated the state’s public records act and must pay $15,750 in penalties for mishandling a dispute with former Councilor David Madore over the release of messages from his private cellphone.The ruling from Judge Daniel Stahnke stems from a lawsuit filed last year by Community Planning Director Oliver Orjiako that alleged that the county didn’t adequately respond to his public records request for texts from Madore’s cellphone related to county business. The lawsuit, which was related to harassment and whistleblower complaints Orjiako filed against Madore, cited Nissen v. Pierce County, a 2015 state Supreme Court decision that determined that communications generated on elected officials’ personal devices are public records if they pertain to public business. Much of the case hinged on the question of whether an elected official’s actions regarding the release of the records should be considered separate from the government agency they are in charge of. Bill Richardson, deputy prosecuting attorney, argued in court that the county did “everything it reasonably could” to get the records, as well as an affidavit from Madore affirming he had complied with the request. Richardson cited case law that he said demonstrated that Madore’s actions should be considered separate from the county. Saying that the case broke “new ground,” he noted how the councilor, who lost in a re-election bid last year, frequently stated that he acted on behalf of the public, not the county.last_img read more

Sandals inspires changes in Labour laws Minister presents amendments

first_img Sandals Royal Bahamian Serves Up Thanks to Firefighters Recommended for you Related Items:#Bahamaslabourlegislation, #magneticmedianews, #Sandalsinpireschangeinlabourlaws, #SandalsRoyalBahamian, #ShaneGibson Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 21, 2017 – Nassau – Sandals Resort in The Bahamas was one of the employers which seemed to have inspired recent changes proposed in the House of Assembly to labour legislation.   The media reports on the presentation by Labour Minister, Shane Gibson outline that trade unions get a hand up and engagement before redundancies is more explicit, even mandatory.Minister Gibson recapped some events involving major resorts, Sandals Royal Bahamian was referenced as it last year laid off 600 staff with only days notice to the Ministry of Labour.  Minister Gibson said this is not acceptable and the amendments will require more notice for staff and government.   Unions had accused Sandals of union busting.    Sandals claimed it needed to renovate and reportedly rehired many of the same staffers.There was focus on the removal of ceilings on when severance pay entitlement starts in the Employment Amendment Bill 2017.   The second proposal, outlines changes to the Industrial Relations Amendment Bill 2017 which now makes employers get to the bargaining table faster and demands more accountability by unions.The unions will now have to create reports, have to have greater employee representation in their organizations and those reports once handed over to Ministry of Labour, will be tabled in the House of Assembly.#MagneticMediaNews#Sandalsinpireschangeinlabourlaws#ShaneGibson#SandalsRoyalBahamian#Bahamaslabourlegislationlast_img read more

Some boos greet mayor at NYPD graduation

first_imgNEW YORK — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio received some boos and heckles Monday at a police graduation ceremony, the latest chapter in his tension-filled relationship with the nation’s largest police force.The rift between de Blasio and much of the rank and file has grown considerably in recent weeks, and the leaders of the police union have blamed the mayor for fostering an anti-NYPD atmosphere they believe contributed to the ambush slayings of two officers earlier this month.Twice in a week — including at the funeral for one of the officers — some officers turned their backs to de Blasio, adding an air of acrimony to the normally celebratory graduation ceremonies, which were held Monday morning at Madison Square Garden.The 884 new police officers sat stoically in their seats when de Blasio was introduced to speak and many in the audience tepidly cheered. But boos could be heard from some in the crowd in the seats reserved for cadets’ family and friends.About a dozen or so people in the stands stood with their backs turned to de Blasio, emulating the searing pose of disrespect that hundreds of officers struck at Officer Rafael Ramos’ funeral on Saturday. Some appeared to be in uniform but it was unclear if they were members of the New York Police Department.last_img read more

6th Interdistrict Softball Championship begins in Mahbubnagar

first_imgMahbubnagar: Srinivas Goud, Minister for Excise, Prohibition, Tourism, Culture, Sports and Youth welfare declared open the Telangana State 6th Inter district Soft Ball Championship tournament at district stadium in Mahbubnagar on Friday.Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that after the formation of new State, Mahbubnagar district was becoming a hub for conducting various national and State-level sports competitions. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us He said he would provide all the necessary infrastructure facilities for improving sporting culture in the district. “I welcome all the participants who have come from different districts from across Telangana. I wish you all the best, and put your best efforts to grab the inter-district softball championship,” greeted the Minister, while welcoming the players. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us Later, the Minister along with District Collector Ronald Rose took part in the inauguration of development works at R&B guest house and at the Ambedkar junction. On the occasion, the District Collector operated the JCB and razed the compound wall to mark the inauguration of road-widening works in the district headquarters. Officials from national highways authority and engineers from R&B and municipal authorities took part in the programme.last_img read more

After Maggi Noodles Ban Nestle Plans ReadytoEat Snacks Options Report

first_imgTo overcome the uncertainty over its banned Maggi noodles, Nestle India is planning to come up with options, apparently to regain its lost share in the ready-to-eat snacks market. The company had estimated the loss arising out of the ban on Maggi noodles at about $45 million, apart from a substantial brand erosion pegged at $200 million (about ₹1,300 crore). “With no clarity over when Maggi in its existing form will be back on shelves, Nestle is working on alternate snacking options,” a source close to the development told The Economic Times.”Snacking is a huge opportunity which Nestle doesn’t want to vacate, and it already has an existing backend for the culinary business,” added the source.On 5 June, India’s food safety regulator Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had ordered Nestle India to recall all the available stock of instant noodles in the market after it found higher levels of lead and harmful chemical monosodium glutamate (MSG) while testing samples.The company was forced to recall about  27,420 tonnes of Maggi noodles.Nestle India may roll out the alternative snack in “ready-to-eat” or “ready-to-cook food” form, which will require re-launching of Maggi in a “new format”.However, the product, which will replace Maggi noodles, will have to get necessary clearances from the authorities.”We are working hard to resolve the situation and we aim to be back in the market as soon as we can. Adhering to Nestle’s rigorous quality policies and testing protocol, we are confident that we will come back soon, ensuring food safety, as we always do,” a Nestle spokesperson said.The company has suspended its operations at its five plants in India but continuing its research on a “priority basis”.Sales of Maggi noodles account for 20 percent of the company’s overall revenues and analysts see a 50 percent decline in volume growth of Nestle India’s ready-to-eat food products in 2015 due to the ban. “Any health concerns raised by a credible source such as FSSAI will most certainly damage customer loyalty and consideration of a food brand,” said David Haigh, CEO of the London-based brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance.Nestle India has filed a case against the FSSAI ban in the Bombay High Court; the case has been posted for its next hearing on 30 June.last_img read more

Childrens middle school period most challenging for mothers

first_imgIt is during the middle and high school years of children – perhaps more than ever – that mothers play a decisive role in their kids’ everyday lives as well as experience a hectic schedule in their own lives, says the study. “Taking care of infants and toddlers is physically exhausting. But as the kids approach puberty, the challenges of parenting are far more complex, and the stakes of ‘things going wrong’ are far greater,” said Suniya Luthar, a professor from Arizona State University in US. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The children during this stage struggle to negotiate some major challenges like dealing with puberty and all that this implies – hormones, acne and changing bodies.  They also have to cope with transition to a relatively impersonal school environment, where academic grades are much more public, the researchers said.Mothers, who are deeply interested in the well being of their children, also go through trying times when children deal with such issues. Concerns about kids’ risky behaviours escalate sharply at their early adolescence, the findings revealed. Mothers who are essentially the ‘first responders’ to the children’s distress, in trying to figure out how best to offer comfort and reassurance to their children’ often get hurt, as the old ways – hugs, loving words and bedtime stories – no longer work,  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflixthe study said.The rejection from the same child, who was unequivocally adored just a few years earlier, can hurt deeply.In addition, citing other studies, the researchers showed that mothers of early adolescents are likely to experience their own developmental challenges as they begin to recognise declines in physical abilities, cognitive functioning and increased awareness of mortality. The researchers studied more than 2,200 mostly well-educated mothers with children ranging from infants to adults and examined multiple aspects of mothers’ personal well being, parenting and perceptions of their children. When considering disturbances in mothers’ own adjustment, the study showed “an inverted V shape in feelings of stress and depression, with mothers of middle school children (aged 12 to 14 years) consistently faring the most poorly and mothers of infants and adult children doing the best, the findings showed.The study suggests information dissemination to mothers in their earlier years of parenting so that they get to know what is in store for them as well as providing ongoing support for the mothers whose children start middle school.“It is not enough simply to educate the mothers about the teenage years, they must be ‘refueled’ themselves as they shepherd their children through this often tumultuous time,” Luthar said.The paper was published in the journal Developmental Psychology.last_img read more