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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Aspect Ratio Fundamentals and Free Aspect Ratio Calculators

first_imgIn this post, we’ve rounded up the best info on aspect ratios – learn how they’ve evolved over time and which one is right for your film or video project!One of the fundamentals of film and video is aspect ratios – the relationship between height and width in regards to image size. The aspect ratio of an image is dependent on the camera in which it was shot, as well as the method used for delivery/projection. Many people are most familiar with aspect ratios when looking at televisions, as we’ve moved in recent years from the classic 4:3 sets to HD widescreen 16:9 sets. These are the two most common video aspect ratios.To understand a bit more, check out this aspect ratios overview from the early days of film to modern HD standards. John Hess from FilmmakerIQ.com knocks it out of the park with his terrific history of film and video aspect ratios:Today HD video is most commonly shot on the 16:9 (1.77:1) widescreen standard, while films often use a  1.85:1 or 2.39:1 ratio.So, with a multitude of choices, how do you know which aspect ratio is right or your film or video project?For a practical perspective on aspect ratios geared toward film and videomakers, watch this quick tutorial from video pros Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The Lynda.com tutorial is applicable to all film and video creators, covering topics like shooting for multiple devices and cropping a 4:3 aspect ratio from a 16:9 HD image:Aspect Ratio CalculatorsHere are a few handy aspect ratio calculators that will assist you in determining the aspect ratio for common video formats or scaling an aspect ratio up or down (great for resizing video for web usage).Digital Rebellion’s Aspect Ratio Calculator covers the aspect ratios of common film and video formats including Super16, 35mm, NTSC and PAL.If you need to modify the height or width of your video image but you want to scale it commensurately with the aspect ratio, you’ll need to know the missing variable. For instance, if you change the height from 1920 to 1300, what should the width be to preserve the original aspect ratio? This calculator will quickly show you the missing variable so that you can ensure that the aspect ratio is maintained and the video doesn’t distort. Super useful!Lastly, the following image shows the most common film and video aspect ratios and how they compare to each other in size and proportions:last_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Filmmaker’s Giveaway: Win a Lumix GH4 & $5,000 of Gear

first_imgRode NTG-2 KitHDMI Cable2 Clamp 6 Packs Magnus VT-4000 Tripod2 Panasonic BatteriesAC/DC Charger for Battery Panasonic Lumix GH4 Camera47″ Professional Camera SliderClapboard Rokinon 85mm T1.5 MFT LensStudio Three Light Kit2 Reflectors Enter to win a Lumix GH4, lenses, $500 music credit, microphone, Zoom audio recorder, LCD monitor, camera slider & more!One lucky filmmaker will win a massive gear pack – all the equipment needed to shoot a professional film.This giveaway has now ended. Congrats to our random winner, Matthew Coates of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.Stay tuned to he blog, our Facebook and Twitter for future giveaways.We’ve partnered up with No Film School, the leading online filmmaking community, to bring you this massive giveaway. We started with the Lumix GH4, a mirrorless camera loved by professional filmmakers. Then we added loads of camera equipment, audio gear and lighting for a comprehensive, ready-for-the-set gear pack. Rokinon 35mm T1.5 MFT LensDSLR Backpack2 Light Standscenter_img Zoom H4N Audio RecorderStudio Monitor Headphones Varizoom 7inch LCD MonitorRuggard Memory Card Case $500 PremiumBeat Music Credit2 64GB 95MB/s SD Cards3 Extension Cables PremiumBeat is a curated royalty free music website that provides high-quality tracks and sound effects for use in new and traditional media projects.  With thousands of tracks in more than 30 music styles, PremiumBeat music is ideal for films, online videos, mobile apps, television, radio and other professional applications.No Film School is the leading worldwide community of filmmakers, video producers, and independent creatives. No Film School is where filmmakers learn from each other — “no film school” required.last_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Will keep raising demand for central univ status for Patna University: Nitish Kumar

first_imgBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said it was his duty was to raise the issue of central university status to century-old Patna University (PU) “again and again” whether the Centre accepts it or not. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not entertained the CM’s request on the issue during his visit here on Saturday to attend the centenary celebrations of PU.“Patna University holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the people of Bihar. The demand for a central status is not new. At the centenary celebrations on Saturday, I had only voiced a long-cherished wish of the people of the state”, Mr. Kumar told reporters after the weekly ‘Lok Samvad’ (Public Interaction) programme. Minutes after Mr. Kumar’s plea for central status to PU, Modi had said the central status was “a thing of the past” and called upon Patna University to avail of the Centre’s scheme to make at least 20 varsities in the countries world class with a financial assistance of ₹10,000 crore.“Its my duty to raise the demand (for central university status to PU) again and again whether the Centre accepts it or not. I have no reaction over the Centre’s decision,” Kumar, who graduated from Patna Engineering College (now NIT) in early ’70s, said. Kumar said that he had raised the issue several times in Parliament when he was an MP. On the poor condition of universities in Bihar, including PU due to shortage of teachers and infrastructure bottlenecks, he said as per constitutional provisions the state government’s responsibility with regard to universities is limited only to providing finance. The rest come under the jurisdiction of the chancellor, who is the governor of the day.“We would have done a lot more ourselves had the system been different,” he said adding Bihar government provides ₹4000 crore annually for universities. For other issues since neither I nor my cabinet have any role in the daily running of universities, we can’t intervene directly,” the CM said.last_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Chooks To Go willing to offer ‘max salary’ to full-time Gilas players

first_imgLATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera READ: 9 games, 9 days: Gilas PH opens Jones Cup bid vs CanadaAntonio also expressed interest in Mascariñas’ plans for the country’s men’s basketball program.“You have to give it to Chooks To Go. They have not relented in support. When they were unleashed, they were really unleashed,” Antonio said.READ: Myers to beef up Gilas in Jones Cup “With regard to that plan, it’s something we can expound and talk about. And right now, nothing is cast in stone, it’s not even put on any table for discussion but that is an option that can be cultivated,” he added. “Anything that can help the program, help the federation and help the Philippines in general then it’s something that we should really look at.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LOOK: McGregor wears suit with ‘F you’ pinstripes to Mayweather presser Chooks To Go in its first of a four-year commitment with the national team.READ: Gilas banners young team for Jones CupMascariñas said his suggestion has been done before with the formation of Northern Consolidated under the leadership of San Miguel Corporation chairman Danding Cojuangco. The team achieved international success in the 1980s.“Financing a national team is not a new idea. Northern Consolidated in the past ran a very successful program and we want to do that again, hopefully,” Mascariñas said.Gilas Pilipinas team manager Butch Antonio praised Chooks To Go for its full support to the national team since their partnership was announced late last year.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Ronald Mascariñas, president and general manager of Bounty Agro Ventures Inc., whose holding company Chooks To Go is in its first of a four-year commitment with the national team, made his glitzy pitch during the team’s sendoff on Wednesday.READ: Gilas out to win Jones CupFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We’re making this offer that we’re willing to finance full-time national team players if we can work something out with the SBP and the PBA,” Mascariñas told reporters.“As an incentive for them, we’re willing to give the maximum salary allowed in the PBA to the national player.” Ronald Mascariñas, president and general manager of Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. Photo by Mark GiongcoChooks To Go, a major sponsor of Gilas Pilipinas, is looking at the possibility of bankrolling the Philippine men’s national team.That’s if the squad will have players suiting up for the Philippine team on a full-time basis.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena View commentslast_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz The Ashes 2nd Test: Australia take control after bowlers impress at Lord’s

first_img Reuters LondonAugust 16, 2019UPDATED: August 16, 2019 00:10 IST Hazlewood, Cummins, Lyon take three wickets each. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia bowled out England for 258 and reached 30 for one in reply to take control of the second Ashes TestRory Burns and Jonny Bairstow made half-centuries but it was a disappointing batting performance by EnglandAfter rain washed out the first day, Australia won the toss and put England in to batJosh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon took three wickets each as Australia bowled out England for 258 and reached 30 for one in reply to take control of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s on Thursday.After rain washed out the first day, Australia won the toss and put England in to bat, Hazlewood, taking two early wickets to give the touring side the initiative which they never surrendered.Rory Burns and Jonny Bairstow made half-centuries but it was a disappointing batting performance by England, and Australia will be confident of claiming a first-innings lead and pushing on for a win that would put them 2-0 up in the series.Jason Roy lasted three balls, flashing wildly at his first before edging a lifting Hazlewood delivery to wicketkeeper Tim Paine for naught.Captain Joe Root twice drove Cummins sweetly to the extra cover boundary before, on 14, he was trapped lbw by Hazlewood with a delivery that jagged back and kept low.Burns, who made a patient century in the first test at Edgbaston, dug in to play the anchor role again but he was given a life when he drove loosely at a wide ball from Peter Siddle and Usman Khawaja spilled a sharp catch at gully.Hazlewood, recalled to the side, bowled two probing and accurate spells in the morning, conceding only 14 runs in 10 overs to lift Australia’s quest to win the Ashes in England for the first time since 2001.Burns slog-swept spinner Lyon for four to bring up England’s fifty and the left-hander was 34 not out with Joe Denly unbeaten on 27 as the hosts reached 76 for two at lunch.advertisementAs has happened regularly in Denly’s fledgling test career, however, he failed to capitalise on a solid start.ROUTINE CATCHThe right-hander added three runs before he nibbled at a full-length Hazlewood delivery and edged another routine catch to Paine.Burns completed his third test fifty, off 119 balls, and he was the victim of a brilliant reaction catch by Cameron Bancroft at short leg as the batsman looked to turn a short delivery from Cummins off his hip.Jos Buttler made 12 before he hung his bat limply at a wide delivery from Siddle to nick it to Paine and Ben Stokes missed a straight ball from Lyon to depart lbw for 13 with England reeling at 138 for six.Bairstow and Chris Woakes steadied the ship with a seventh-wicket partnership of 72 in bright sunshine at the home of cricket before the latter gloved Cummins down the leg-side to Paine to fall for 32.Jofra Archer made 12, Stuart Broad 11 and Bairstow was last man out, caught in the deep off Lyon for 52.Australia had about 20 overs to bat on an extended day and they lost David Warner, who was bowled by a fine delivery from Broad for three.Bancroft (five not out) and Khawaja (18 not out) survived a fiery spell by Archer on his debut, however, and with rain forecast to disrupt day three, England face an uphill task to level the series and boost their hopes of regaining the Ashes.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow England VS Australia The Ashes 2nd Test: Australia take control after bowlers impress at Lord’sAustralia (30/1) trail England (258) by 228 runs at stumps on Day 2 at Lord’s. Earlier, Visitors rode on brilliant bowling efforts of Josh Hazlewood (3/58), Pat Cummins (3/61) and Nathan Lyon (3/68) to bowl out England for 258 after opting to bowl in the 2nd Ashes Test at Lord’s.advertisementlast_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Defamation Bill to Be Tabled In Parliament

first_imgA modern defamation bill, which seeks to protect journalists in the execution of their duties, is to go before Parliament shortly.Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, told journalists at a Jamaica House press briefing on Wednesday, March 20, that Cabinet had approved the tabling of the bill to correct inadequacies in the present defamation laws.She explained that the legislation includes provisions relating to: the abolition of the distinction between libel and slander, and the establishment of a single cause, known as defamation; and the abolition of the law relating to criminal libel.There are also measures for the swift resolution of disputes, outside of the court, over the publication of defamatory information.“This means that no journalist can be locked up for defamation once this law is passed and come into force,” Mrs. Falconer stated.The legislation also makes provisions for the reduction of the limitation period for actions in defamation from six to two years; and the replacement of the defence of justification with the defence of truth.According to the Information Minister, this bill represents a major step in the promotion of freedom of expression in Jamaica. She said the Cabinet is of the strong view that journalists should never have to face the threat of prosecution when carrying out their duties. “A free and vigourous and ethical press is a critical ingredient of a modern and striving democracy,” Ms. Falconer stated.She noted however, that the “removal of criminal libel and defamation from the books does not mean that journalists can impugn people’s character and destroy peoples’ reputation”.“You have to remember that with increased freedom, there must be increased responsibility, and you have to be responsible for your actions,” she stated.In 2008 a committee chaired by Justice Hugh Small reviewed the law of defamation and made recommendations for changes to ensure transparency and accountability.The resulting report, which contained 16 recommendations, including a proposal to abolish the offence of criminal libel, was presented to Parliament.A joint select committee was convened to consider the recommendations. The House of Representatives, in 2011, approved the committee’s report.By Alphea Saunders, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Fish Harvesters in Region Two Vote for Representation

first_imgFish harvesters in Region Two, the eastern half of Cape Breton from the Inverness-Victoria County line to the Canso Causeway, have voted in favour of being represented by an accredited organization under the Fish Harvesters Organizations Support Act. In total, 336 eligible voters participated. Of the 336, 214 voted in favour of representation by an accredited organization under the Fish Harvesters Organizations Support Act. At 54 per cent, the threshold for the vote to be considered valid under regulation was met. Prior to the vote, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture held information sessions at three locations around Region Two. These sessions gave fishermen the opportunity to ask questions about the act. The positive vote means organizations can apply for accreditation, then fishermen can join any of the accredited groups. Being a part of an accredited group will make it easier for their interests to move ahead and for the industry to grow. Notice of the affirmative vote will be published in newspapers in the coming weeks. An invitation to apply for accreditation will be sent to fisheries organizations.last_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Prohibitory orders lifted in five JK districts schools colleges reopen

first_imgJammu: Prohibitory orders under CrPC section 144 were lifted in five districts and curfew was relaxed in Doda and Kishtwar districts, paving the way for resumption of normal activities that were badly hit after special status of Jammu and Kashmir was abrogated, officials said on Saturday. All schools and colleges reopened in five districts of the Jammu region, besides increase in attendance in government offices, a senior official said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “All kind of restrictions in these five districts of Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Udhampur and Reasi have been withdrawn and all educational institutes have reopened today,” the senior official told PTI. He said the situation is limping back to normalcy as there was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in the region since August 5, when the restrictions were imposed. All the market places and shops reopened and traffic has resumed as normal in all these districts bringing much relief to the people. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Friday prayers passed off peacefully in the region, the officials said. Restrictions, however, continued to be in place in Poonch, Rajouri and Ramban districts, the officials said. The administrations of 10 districts in the Jammu region had imposed prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144 on August 5 in view of the Centre’s move, according to an official order. District Development Commissioner of Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana said the curfew was relaxed for one hour in a phased manner in different parts of the town for the first time since its imposition on Monday. The officials said the curfew was also relaxed in Bhadarwah town and its adjoining areas in Doda district in a phased manner. The situation in Ramban, Poonch and Rajouri districts was also normal and people offered Friday prayers in a peaceful manner amid heavy deployment of forces to maintain peace, the officials said.last_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Justin Bieber And Hailey Baldwin Got Married Last Month

first_imgOn Tuesday, TMZ was first to confirm the prior reports that the lovebirds tied the knot in New York City last month after they were spotted at the Marriage Bureau. While they are legally married, the pair have yet to have a wedding with family and friends, though they are already husband and wife. Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are married, a source confirms to ET.“The couple kept their marriage a secret from a lot of people. Justin and Hailey wanted to be married, and didn’t want to wait. They still plan to have a more formal wedding, but for them this intimate ceremony was exactly what they wanted.”“Justin and Hailey were telling people they weren’t married when they were,” the source says, adding there are still plans for a wedding ceremony outside of the courthouse. Advertisement Advertisement Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin (Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images) Facebookcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Sri Lanka wants Panama Papers discussed at CFMM meeting

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake will attend the meeting. The Finance Minister of India, Shri Arun Jaitley, will chair the discussions. CFMM has agreed to Sri Lanka’s request and will focus on topical issues arising from the international response to the Panama Papers as well as practical action to enhance Commonwealth access to climate finance and new financial instruments to help countries manage climatic shocks. Senior officials will meet on 5 October 2016, ahead of the ministerial meeting, to discuss practical action to advance domestic revenue mobilisation and diaspora finance flows, informed by member states’ experiences.The meeting of Commonwealth Central Bank Governors, also held on 5 October, will focus on the impact of de-risking, the sharing of national and regional policy responses as well as action that should be taken by the international community. Governors will have the opportunity to engage with the US Treasury on this issue.Central Bank Governors will also have the opportunity to provide their individual and regional perspectives on the impact of ‘Brexit’ and specifically the challenges it poses for monetary policy. The meeting will be chaired by Governor Enari from the Central Bank of Samoa. (Colombo Gazette) Sri Lanka has sought a discussion on the controversial ‘Panama Papers’ at the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting (CFMM) next week.Finance Ministers will gather for the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting on 6 October 2016, at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, USA. Professor Lord Stern, I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government, at the London School of Economics will deliver the keynote address on the economics of climate change, and the opportunities and challenges with financing climate adaptation and mitigation activities.Lord Stern was the Head of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, a landmark study released by Her Majesty’s Treasury of the UK Government in October 2006. This Review, which assesses a broad range of evidence on the impacts of climate change and its economic costs, has since become one of the most influential reports on climate change. read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Aurizon Mines urges shareholders to reject Alamos Gold takeover offer

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Aurizon Mines urges shareholders to reject Alamos Gold takeover offer by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 23, 2013 2:24 pm MDT VANCOUVER – Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX:ARZ) urged shareholders Wednesday to reject a $780-million hostile takeover bid by Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX:AGI), calling it “financially inadequate and opportunistic.”The junior miner’s board also said it has adopted a shareholder rights plan to defend against the cash-and-stock offer and help give it time to find alternatives.George Brack, chairman of a special committee that reviewed the offer, said it was “timed to take advantage of a transition year for Aurizon that we believe will be the foundation of long-term value creation for our shareholders.”“It fails to compensate Aurizon shareholders for the true value of our assets. We also believe there is increased geopolitical and development risk associated with Alamos shares,” he said in a statement.Brack added the board and special committee was focused on exploring the full range of alternatives for the company, including talks with third parties regarding alternative deals.Aurizon has eight properties in Quebec, including the Casa Berardi gold mine, as well as several development and exploration projects, while Alamos has a mine and mineral rights in Mexico and an advanced development project in Turkey.Alamos is offering $4.65 in cash or 0.2801 of an Alamos share for each Aurizon share with the cash portion capped at a maximum of $305 million and the stock portion limited to 23.5 million Alamos shares.However, Aurizon said the offer was actually less than $4.65 per share due to the price of Alamos shares, which have traded lower since the proposal was first announced earlier this month.Aurizon shares were up two cents at $4.76 on Wednesday, while Alamos shares were down five cents at $15.90.Aurizon said its Casa Berardi mine is currently undergoing a transition phase and its recent results do not reflect longer term prospects.The company also noted the offer came at a time when its shares were trading at their lowest level since December 2008.“The board and special committee are focused on exploring the full range of value-maximizing alternatives for the company,” Brack said.“These include building on existing initiatives and engaging in discussions with third parties regarding potential alternative transactions that create superior shareholder value.”Alamos already owns about 26.5 million Aurizon shares, or about a 16 per cent stake, which it acquired ahead of its bid. read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Syria UN approves mechanism to lay groundwork for investigations into possible war

The United Nations General Assembly has voted to establish an independent panel to assist in the investigation and prosecution of those responsible for war crimes or crimes against humanity in Syria.In a resolution adopted late yesterday by a recorded vote of 105 in favour and 15 against, with 52 abstentions, the Assembly – the universal body comprising all 193 UN Members States – decided to set up what will be formally known as the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Those Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in [Syria] since March 2011, under the auspices of the UN. The Mechanism, in close cooperation with the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria (established by the UN Human Rights Council in August 2011) will collect, consolidate, preserve and analyse evidence pertaining to violations and abuses of human rights and humanitarian law. It will also prepare files in order to facilitate and expedite fair and independent criminal proceedings, in accordance with international law standards, in national, regional or international courts or tribunals that have or may in the future have jurisdiction over these crimes, in accordance with international law. The General Assembly also tasked the UN Secretary-General to develop the terms of reference of the Mechanism, within 20 days, with the support of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), as well as to undertake, “without delay” the steps necessary for its speedy establishment and full functioning. The Assembly also called on all Member States, as well as on all parties to the conflict in Syria, civil society and the UN system as a whole, to cooperate fully with the Mechanism and, to provide it with any information and documentation they may possess to assist the delivery of its mandate.See also: ‘Outraged’ UN Member States demand immediate halt to attacks against civilians in Syria read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Letter More questions than answers exist

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLetter: Tried, tested and found most wantingJanuary 7, 2019In “Letters”Rohee: President’s justification of Durban Park scandal a cover-up of horrendous proportionsNovember 28, 2016In “latest news”No credible evidence was ever presented to support allegations against NEW GPC- NandlallMarch 18, 2017In “Opinion” Dear Editor,‘There is nothing done in the dark that will not come to light’. So it was in the case of the now infamous Drug bond fiasco. The revelation that the APNU+AFC administration had entered into a rental contract of a house in Sussex Street, Georgetown for $12,500,000 per month was met with loud expressions of incredulity by the entire population.A population that had been subjected to vociferous claims of massive corruption of the previous administration was now witness to this act of hypocrisy in its most blatant manifestation.Editor, the first question asked was how did AFC financier Larry Singh/political investor know of this ‘need’ for a drug bond which was never publicly advertised?  This has never been properly explained. Why would a government advance the 25 million dollars for the purchase of the property and then play $12.5 Million a month to store non-essential medical supplies?There is no legitimate answer to this question save and except bare faced plunder of the public purse. What is worse is that this man was never known to be a provider of any such service previously.The hands of Georgetown’s power couple was seen yet again in this scandalous scheme to defraud the public purse, it is more than passing strange that the Landlord of the bond shared office space in a building that also hosts a city café. The connection is more than tenuous and will engage the attention of the Special Organized Crime Unit sometime in the near future.Since this ploy to pass money from State to financiers and friends of the APNU+AFC administration has come to light, it opened the eyes of the populace to the deep level of corruption involving the health sector. The sole-sourcing of drugs on flimsiest of excuses and the auditor general’s report of 2017 revelation that  drugs being stored at the hotel, raises the question of if they were being stored or were they there for surreptitious sale? More questions than answers exist.Too many things remain cloaked in darkness; I call on public minded citizens to demand a spotlight be focused on these issues.Yours Truly,Bishop Juan A Edghill read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz One dead one wounded after gunman barricades himself into bus in Las

first_img 21 Comments © – AFP, 2017Read: Poland charges 11 over bizarre Auschwitz ‘slaughtered lamb’ protest >Read: There’s a small bit of good news for Labour in the latest opinion poll > JUST IN: Man has barricaded himself on a bus in Las Vegas, police say; nearby hotel guests sheltering in place https://t.co/T5uqoA85rO pic.twitter.com/GB6DokYuMq— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 25, 2017 Source: Brent Scotten/Twitter We just had to evacuate the #cosmopolitan because of an alleged shooting. Helicopters and police are on the scene now— James (@jmsrw) March 25, 2017 The @LVMPD is on property at this time and you should remain in place until further notice.— The Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan_LV) March 25, 2017 S. Las Vegas Blvd. between Flamingo & Harmon remains closed due to a barricade subject on bus. Please avoid the area. #LVMPDnews— LVMPD (@LVMPD) March 25, 2017 Source: LVMPD/Twitter It is believed the suspect is on a bus on Las Vegas Boulevard. This incident is being treated as a barricade at this time. #LVMPDnews https://t.co/vz9qLsEQd5— LVMPD (@LVMPD) March 25, 2017 One dead, one wounded after gunman barricades himself into bus in Las Vegas “We had one single shooting incident with two victims,” a local police spokesman confirmed. 24,886 Views Updated at 9.15pm ONE PERSON HAS been killed and another wounded in a shooting on the busy Las Vegas strip after police surrounded a bus in which a suspect was reportedly barricaded, local media reported.Police tweeted that a section of South Las Vegas Boulevard remained closed “due to a barricade subject on bus,” adding:Please avoid the area.Aerial photos showed police vehicles surrounding a long, white bus, and witnesses tweeted that police were using loudspeakers to negotiate with someone inside the vehicle.“The shooting incident happened on the bus,” Las Vegas Metro Police spokesman Larry Hadfield told USA Today.We had one single shooting incident with two victims. Both were transported to the trauma centre and one is deceased. The Strip was been blocked off today in front of the @Cosmopolitan_LV. pic.twitter.com/5U1A0GXepB— Brent Scotten (@BrentScotten) March 25, 2017 Source: The Cosmopolitan/Twittercenter_img Short URL Share237 Tweet Email2 Source: LVMPD/Twitter Saturday 25 Mar 2017, 9:11 PM http://jrnl.ie/3307065 It was not immediately clear whether the incident was connected to a robbery nearby in which as many as three robbers wearing animal masks – one tweet showed a person wearing a pink pig mask – used sledgehammers to break into a jewelry case in a store in the high-end Bellagio Hotel.The suspects in that incident wore black suits or tuxedos, police Lieutenant Carlos Hank told the Las Vegas Journal-Review.“It’s like a movie,” he said.It’s just crazy.Police attributed initial reports of an active shooter to people hearing the sound of the glass in jewelry cases being broken.The luxury resort was briefly put on lockdown, and at least one person was taken into custody. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 25th 2017, 9:11 PM Source: Screengrab/CNN By AFP Source: James White/Twitter Source: CBS News/Twitterlast_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Outpour of love for Lukas

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Last week we brought you the story of young Lukas. At just four-years-old, Lukas has been through more than what some people go through in a lifetime. Suffering from a rare brain tumour called medulloblastoma, Lukas will need to travel to the US to receive special treatment to have a fighting chance of finally beating the cancer. The treatment will cost the family in excess of $200,000. After just one week, Lukas’ mother Irene has told Neos Kosmos that over $60,000 has been deposited in the family’s bank account by Friday, with a single $10,000 donation placed by an generous anonymous person. Neos Kosmos wants to thank the Greek community for getting behind the cause and for showing just how much philanthropy is part of our community’s nature. The family is deeply touched by the outpouring of support, and see their dream of getting Lukas to the US becoming a reality. Donations are still needed, so please dig deep for this young boy, pass on the story to your friends and family to give Lukas a fighting chance at life.last_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Les français sécurisentils assez leurs smartphones

first_imgLes français sécurisent-ils assez leurs smartphones ?Une étude en ligne menée par Médiamétrie met en évidence les mauvais réflexes des Français dans l’utilisation de leurs smartphones et la manipulation des données privées.Une étude menée par Médiamétrie et la CNIL montre que les Français ne font pas suffisamment attention à toutes les données personnelles que peuvent contenir les smartphones. Parmi les 17 millions de Français qui possèdent un smartphone, ceux-ci stockent de nombreuses données secrètes dans leurs mobiles… En effet, 40% des possesseurs de smartphones stockent des informations à caractère privé (coordonnées bancaires, mots de passe, digicodes…). C’est notamment ce que révèle l’enquête menée par Médiamétrie en novembre 2011, auprès de 2.315 personnes âgées de 15 ans et plus. Il apparaît également que 54% des 50 ans et plus stockent des données médicales dans leur mobile. 51% des Français conservent leurs cartes de fidélité dans une application. Le problème étant que les conditions d’utilisation des applications sont trop rapidement parcourus par les usagers…. Car 71% de ceux-ci ne le font pas ! 30% des utilisateurs de smartphone ne protègent pas leurs données personnelles par un code et plus étonnant, 64% ne savent pas comment se munir d’un anti-virus ou n’en voient pas l’intérêt ! La CNIL a donc songé à émettre dix conseils de sécurité et de maîtrise afin de mieux utiliser et protéger toutes les données que peut contenir un smartphone :_ Éviter d’enregistrer des informations confidentielles_ Ne pas désactiver le code PIN_ Mettre en place le verrouillage automatique_ Activer le chiffrement des sauvegardes du téléphone_ Utiliser un anti-virus_ Relever le numéro IMEI de son téléphone pour pouvoir bloquer son accès en cas de perte_ Vérifier les sources des applications téléchargées_ Vérifier les données auxquelles l’application installée aura accès_ Bien prendre connaissance des conditions d’utilisation d’un service avant de l’utiliser_ Régler les paramètres de géolocalisation du téléphone Le 15 décembre 2011 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Car hits deer north of BG two teens hospitalized

first_imgTwo teenagers were taken to a hospital on Monday after the car they were in hit a deer and lurched off state Highway 503 six miles north of Battle Ground.Justin David Neil, 18, of Amboy and Zachary Charles Wagner, 16, of Vancouver were taken by ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, according to a bulletin from the Washington State Patrol.Both were listed in satisfactory condition Monday evening, a nursing supervisor said.The bulletin said Neil had been driving a 1998 Jeep Cherokee south about 1 p.m. when he hit the deer.No citation was issued.last_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz South Floridians take in rare solar eclipse

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – As a total solar eclipse darkened entire portions of the United States, South Floridians enjoyed a chance to see a once-in-a-lifetime celestial sight.Parts of 14 states were in the path of totality, meaning total darkness, as the moon completely covered the sun. The 70-mile wide path began as far west as Oregon at 1:19 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, then headed to America’s heartland – Lincoln, Nebraska – at 2:02 p.m. before it ended at Charleston, South Carolina, at 2:46 p.m.RELATED: `A primal experience’: Americans dazzled by solar eclipseSouth Floridians had a clear view of the partial eclipse, which began at 1:26 p.m. At its peak, the moon covered 78 percent of the sun, by around 2:58 p.m.“It’s like a moon shape, almost like a half moon,” said one spectator as he wore approved glasses.“From Miami, we’re going to see about 80 percent coverage,” said Lindsay Bartholome, Director of Technology and Youth Development at the Frost Museum of Science in Downtown Miami. “This is the first time in 99 years where the moon has passed in front of the sun all across the U.S.”Organizers were at capacity at the Frost Museum, Monday afternoon.Dr. Jorge Perez-Gallego, Science Curator of Astronomy at the Frost Museum noted what made the event so special. “It’s going across the USA, all the way from the West Coast to the East Coast.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStudents, faculty and staff at higher learning institutions, from Broward College to Florida International University, had the opportunity to experience the phenomenon in a special and safe way.“I think it’s pretty cool that Broward College is actually having it here, so I don’t really have to go anywhere,” said Broward College student Claudy Derize. “I can just come up to the observatory and watch it.”Public schools across South Florida also experienced the solar eclipse.“The fact that our kids can say, ‘Hey, I was in high school when this occurred,’ and this is something they can talk about for many, many years,” said Booker T. Washington High School principal William Aristide.Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho also joined students at Booker T. Washington for the ultimate teachable moment. “Kids are having a great time, the teachers are using it as an educational opportunity and everybody’s being careful about it,” he said.Students flooded the courtyard after the last bell rang to see the eclipse while others saw the show at Carver Middle School and the Miami Children’s Museum.Doctors advised spectators to avoid looking directly at the sun during the eclipse without wearing special eyewear. Regular sunglasses do not provide sufficient protection. For those who were not able to nab a pair of solar eclipse glasses, NASA published a do-it-yourself method here. center_img The historic event collided with the first day of school in both Miami-Dade and Broward counties. School officials allowed students an excused absence because of it.One parent who pulled his children out of school for the momentous day said it’s worth it. “It’s the first day of school, and you know what? We cannot miss this,” he said. “It’s very important. It’s historical for us.”It took about an hour for the moon to move completely past the sun.“I think an eclipse like this will catch people’s attention,” said Susan Barnette, the director at Buehler Planetarium and Observatory, “and hopefully, get them to appreciate science more. Not everyone is a science nerd, but everyone can be a science fan.”South Florida will have its own eclipse where we’ll be in totality in about 2045.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img
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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz E3 2019 Blair Witch game coming to Xbox on Aug 30

first_img How to preorder all the new games Watch every E3 video game trailer Nintendo recap: New Zelda sequel, Banjo-Kazooie, Luigi’s Mansion and more E3 2019: Complete coverage on GameSpot E3 2019: Complete coverage on CNET 16 Photos E3 2019 Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know EA Play opens the doors on new games at E3 2019 More from E3 E3 2019 reading • E3 2019: Blair Witch game coming to Xbox on Aug. 30 Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know At E3, most of the big announcements happen during the weekend pressers before the show starts. Sony won’t be holding a press conference during the show, nor will it have a booth.On Saturday, Electronic Arts showed off the first 15 minutes of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay, new free-to-download features of Apex Legends, and a new tropical expansion pack for the Sims 4. EA also touched on the action-adventure RPG Anthem, that had a rocky launch earlier this year.Bethesda also has a press conference scheduled for Sunday with Microsoft’s Xbox.Monday, June 10PC Gaming Show — 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET)Ubisoft — 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET)Square Enix — 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET)Tuesday, June 11Nintendo — (livestream only) — 9 a.m. PT (noon ET)Originally published June 9 at 1:43 p.m. PT.Update, at 3:05 p.m. PT: Adds E3 details. Culture Gaming Comments • Electronic Arts (EA) Microsoft Share your voice See All 5 Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw Xbox announced on Sunday that a new Blair Witch game is coming to Xbox and PC at the E3 expo. The game will be available Aug. 30. Watch the trailer here:  Tags Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ actionlast_img read more

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Category: ccxrosefwsbskgoz Book accomm early or miss out AAA

first_imgWith school holidays upon us, the accommodation industry has urged Australian travellers to secure bookings before everything is snapped up.“Feedback from operators of accommodation businesses indicates a year-on-year increase in bookings which may mean that consumers will miss out if they don’t book early,” Accommodation Association of Australia chief Richard Munro said.Mr Munro said the rise in bookings comes on the back of businesses launching marketing campaigns and special offers.“It is a positive sign that the peak season is seeking growth, rather than just flattening out as part of the usual cyclical seasonal adjustment.”Throughout the rest of the nation, the results tend to be mixed, with some Tasmanian accommodation providers recording growth, while other operators are signifying a struggle in generating sales.Improved aviation access will play a vital role in stimulating growth according to the Accommodation Association chief.“Low-cost carriers enable more families to take a break within Australia, which helps boost the domestic economy, including domestic tourism, at a time when the industry really needs the boost,” Mr Munro said.“Looking ahead to other peak holiday periods later in the year, including the Christmas-New Year period, the accommodation industry suggests that Australians plan ahead.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.Tlast_img read more

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