Create Animated Titles in After Effects

first_imgHave any tips for creating animated titles in After Effects? Share in the comments below. Learn how to design animated corporate titles in After Effects for your video production projects.Whether you are a video producer or an editor, if you work on corporate or explainer videos, you may need to overlay titles to share information that does not come across through dialogue. Corporate titles are a great way to communicate visual information, and they can lend a stylistic touch to your content.Creating corporate titles is easy, but the design can make or break your project. If you have to share information through overlaid titles, make sure the animation is not distracting and the design flows with your video. The last thing you want is a title that draws attention from your video content. Keep your information short and to the point.Download Free Animated Titles Project FileTo download the free animated titles project file from the tutorial above. Simply click the following download button.DOWNLOAD FREE ANIMATED TITLES AFTER EFFECTS PROJECTThe Keys to Creating Clean Corporate TitlesThe following points can help you create effective titles for your videos:Use a clean typeface that is minimalistic and easy to read.If necessary, use two variations of a font style, like “light” and “bold” to highlight specific information.If you work with shape layers, try to use the primary color of your logo.Keep the title and shape animation subtle. “Easy Ease” keyframes work best.Great Title TemplatesPressed for time to create your own Corporate titles? Check out these two great templates from RocketStock.com.Designer TitlesDesigner Titles is a fantastic resource if you need versatile titles for your next video project.VenueVenue is another great template for quickly adding minimal titles to your scene. It’s perfect for modern corporate videos.24 Free Lower ThirdsIf you want to download an amazing collection of free lower thirds for After Effects, check out this free 4k template, ready for your high-res project.last_img read more

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Bragging Rights

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now No one likes a braggart. But you don’t have to brag. You just have to do something that earns you bragging rights.What big, worthwhile accomplishment did you get done today that is worth bragging about?What massive action did you take that generated some brag-worthy outcome?What did you do today that stretched you beyond your comfort zone and caused you to think, “Man, did I just do that? I hope someone was watching!”What action taken today is going to look like a work of pure genius 90 days from now? What did you do that you’re going to be able to trace back to the prescience you had today?What difficult client situation did you deal with like a boss, changing the game for them and for you and your company? What did you do that moved the needle in a big way?Every day is an opportunity to do something noteworthy, something important, something worth bragging about, even if you don’t do the bragging. If you can’t point to anything you’ve done that is meaningful or worthwhile? Then you are in luck; you get to try again tomorrow.The best way to earn bragging rights is to decide what you are going to do that is brag-worthy before you even start your day. If you plan where and how you will spend your time, you increase the odds that you do something worth noting. You also increase your odds of doing something important enough to point to when you tackle the easiest, foulest, most difficult tasks first every day. If the rest of your day doesn’t go as well as you wished it would, you will always be able to point to having completed that most difficult task before doing anything easier—and less important.Big play-makers make big plays.What did you do that’s worth bragging about? What will you do tomorrow to earn your bragging rights?last_img read more

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Congress’s campaign attracts voters in rural Ramgarh

first_imgRajasthan’s ruling Congress party is pulling out all the stops in its campaign to win over voters in Alwar district’s Ramgarh, a constituency where the election was countermanded following the death of a candidate.With the January 28 election in this rural heartland seen as a litmus test for the popularity of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s month-old government, the Congress is focusing on its promises of accelerating development.Polling for the Ramgarh seat was postponed after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Laxman Singh died of cardiac arrest on November 29. Because of this, the December 7 Assembly election was held for 199 of the 200 constituencies in the State, in which the Congress won 99 seats and formed the government with the support of its ally the Rashtriya Lok Dal.With an eye on the dominant Meo Muslim community in the region, the Congress has fielded Safia Khan, former Zila Pramukh and wife of former MLA Zubair Khan, as its candidate. The voters in the constituency, including the members of Meo Panchayat and Mewat Yuva Sangathan, affirm that Ms. Khan’s work during her tenure as Zila Pramukh between 2009 and 2014 would “give her dividends” in the Assembly polls.Meo Panchayat vice-president Harun Khan said Ms. Khan would be required to pay attention to some of the important local issues, such as construction of the four-lane Naugawan road, supply of power for agriculture during the daytime and the opening of a degree college in Ramgarh. “Voters will support the Congress candidate to get full advantage of development potential in the party’s regime,” he said.At public meetings in the region, Ms. Khan sought to remind voters of the track record of the Bharatiya Janata Party, whose MLA represented Ramgarh in the State Assembly during the last five years. “With what face is the BJP asking for your votes now? It not only stopped the welfare schemes of Congress, but also failed to take any meaningful action for development of Ramgarh,” she asserted in one of her speeches.Ms. Khan told The Hindu after an election meeting at Milakhpur village that the BJP had created an “atmosphere of terror” in eastern Rajasthan during its rule. “Voters here have come to realise the negative outlook of BJP. It neglects the real issues confronting the people… Its sole agenda is promotion of hatred in the society,” she asserted.As Ms. Khan affirmed that the entire country was looking to the election in Ramgarh, her supporters raised slogans declaring that she would win with an “unprecedented margin”.However, noticeable for its absence from the public discourse in the constituency is the subject of attacks byviolent mobs on those carrying cows — an issue that had shot into the limelight in July 2018 following the lynching of Haryana dairy farmer Rakbar Khan near Lalawandi village.Local political observers attribute this to the maturity of the electorate.“The people here know that making references to the cow-related issues would only aggravate the existing communal fault lines,” said Ikram Khan, an associate with the Alwar Mewat Institute of Education and Development. “It will be helpful if the emphasis of electioneering is on the issues of development,” he added.Natwar Singh’s sonThe BSP’s new candidate Jagat Singh, who is son of former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh, has sought to make the contest in Ramgarh triangular, but without much success.The BJP’s denial of ticket to its sitting Ramgarh MLA Gyandev Ahuja has also not gone down well with the party’s supporters. BJP’s official candidate Sukhwant Singh is trying his best to connect to the people.According to the schedule released by the Election Commission, the 2.35 lakh voters in Ramgarh will exercise their franchise on January 28 and the result will be announced on January 30.last_img read more

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India Lodges Protest With The UK Over Pro-Khalistani Event in London

first_imgIndia has issued a demarche to the UK protesting a meeting convened in London by separatist organisation Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) next month.The meeting has been called with an intention to shape the ‘Referendum 2020’ campaign in August that seeks a separate Khalistan and “independence of Punjab”.Read it at New Indian Express Related Itemslast_img

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Indian Govt Asks Malaysia to Extradite Controversial Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik

first_imgThe government of India is seeking the extradition of controversial India-born Islamic preacher Zakir Naik from Malaysia. A request has been sent by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to Malaysian authorities for his extradition following the completion of all formalities by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), including collecting proofs and filing the chargesheet, the Times of India reported.The CDs and DVDs containing Naik’s speeches that contain hateful messages will be shared with prosecutors during the hearing of the extradition case in Malaysia, the report added, citing government sources. “There is strong evidence against Naik that he was using his NGO Islamic Research Foundation and company Harmony Media Pvt Ltd for anti-national activities,” an official was quoted as saying in the report.In November last year, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had said that India will soon make a formal request to Malaysia for Naik’s extradition. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had said at that time that it is ready to consider Naik’s extradition if India makes a formal request.According to a charge sheet filed by the NIA on Oct. 26, 2017, Naik had deliberately made offensive remarks insulting the religious beliefs of communities like the Hindus, and Christians as well as Islamic sects like the Shia, Sufi and Barelvi, the TOI reported. His speeches have also been reported to have influenced many youths to join the Islamic State terror group.A special NIA court has already taken cognizance of the charge sheet in which Naik has been charged. He had been charged under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, criminal conspiracy and promoting enmity among different religious groups.In July last year, Naik fled from India when terrorists in Bangladesh claimed that his speeches inspired them.Naik’s organization was associated with extremists exploiting charities in Britain by the Henry Jackson Society in its report published on Feb.26. The report raised questions about Naik continuing to be a part of the Islamic Research Foundation International (IRFI), a UK-registered charity, despite being banned in Britain since 2010. “In the financial year ending 2016, their income was £951,356. In addition to its charitable status, IRFI is also registered in England as a private limited company,” the report said.  Related ItemsMalaysiaTerrorismzakir naiklast_img read more

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Post Balakot net infiltration is down by 43%: Minister

first_imgThe security situation in Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed an improvement and the net infiltration from across the border has reduced by 43% after the February 26 last air strike on a terror camp at Balakot in Pakistan, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.Mr. Rai’s remarks came in response to a written question on whether cross-border infiltration in the State has abated after Balakot.“Due to concerted and synergised efforts of security forces, the security situation in the State has witnessed an improvement in the first half of this year over the corresponding period of 2018. Net infiltration has reduced by 43 %,” he said.The Central government has adopted a policy of zero tolerance towards cross-border infiltration. In tandem with the State governments, it had adopted a multi-pronged approach to contain infiltration that includes multi-tiered deployment along the International Border and the Line of Control (LoC), border fencing, improved intelligence and operational coordination, provision of improved weapons to security forces and pro-active action against infiltrators.Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy told the House separately that “terrorist initiated incidents [in J&K] saw a decline of 28%, net infiltration reduced by 43% and local recruitment declined by 40% and neutralization of terrorists has increased by 22%.”Replying another question, he said the electric fence, namely the Anti Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS) on the LoC had proved to be a potent tool against infiltration. Its electricity requirements were being catered through power grids wherever available and through generators at other places to ensure uninterrupted power supply.last_img read more

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Digvijaya Singh trying to destabilise Cong. govt in M.P.: Minister writes to Sonia Gandhi

first_imgA Cabinet Minister of the Congress-led Madhya Pradesh government has written to party president Sonia Gandhi alleging leader Digvijaya Singh was trying to destabilise the Kamal Nath government and establish himself as the power centre in the State.“He is writing letters to Chief Minister Kamal Nath and Ministers, and making them go viral on the social media. This becomes an issue for the Opposition,” wrote Forest Minister Umang Singhar.On Saturday, Mr. Singh wrote letters to the Ministers, including Urban Development and Housing Minister Jaivardhan Singh, his son, asking them to apprise him of action taken on his previous letters sent between January and August 15 relating to transfers and other work. He also asked for appointments with them before August 31 for a follow-up.Mr. Singhar wrote, “This has given rise to a new debate about whether Digvijaya Singh is running the Kamal Nath government from behind the curtains. Even before, Former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Leader of Opposition in the Vidhan Sabha Gopal Bhargava had made similar accusations. The letters have strengthened the argument of the Opposition.”Stating that Mr. Singh never wrote to Mr. Nath about the Simhastha scam, concerning Mr. Jaivardhan’s portfolio, Mr. Singhar wrote, “His son had answered a question relating to a Congress MLA in the Vidhan Sabha that the scam didn’t happen in the first place. However, the Congress had made a big issue out of it while in the Opposition”.A note sheet written by Mr. Jaivardhan to Mr. Nath on July 1 reads: “Simhastha fair was organised in Ujjain in 2016. It has been brought to my notice that financial irregularities were committed at multiple levels during its organisation. It will be suitable to get these serious financial irregularities investigated by the State Economic Offences Wing.”last_img read more

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UE gets fired up after Adamson coach rests starters in first set

first_imgMOST READ Adamson head coach Air Padda had good intentions when she opted to not include Jema Galanza, Eli Soyud, and Chiara Permentilla in her starting lineup against University of the East in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Lady Warriors, however, took issue from it and decided to retaliate after not seeing the three key Lady Falcons in front of them.UE scored its first win of the season in four sets, 25-22, 22-25, 14-25, 25-20, 15-13, in a game wherein Shaya Adorador and Kat Arado let their actions ring true to their words.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We felt that they took it easy on us because we didn’t see Galanza and Permentilla so we talked that the outside spikers aren’t on the floor,” said Adorador Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“So every single one of us stepped up and we told ourselves that ‘no team would be treated lightly, we can’t allow that.’” Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Comboy, FEU rule first UAAP 3×3 tournament LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Read Next LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus For Arado, the reigning Best Digger, the absence of the three key Lady Falcons in the first set fired her up that she vowed that no ball would fall on their side of the floor.Arado also thought of the sacrifices her team went through the season having lost their first six games of the tournament, and she wouldn’t allow the experience to be just thrown away.“When I didn’t see them at the start, it really pushed me and I told my teammates I’ll get every ball thrown our way,” said Arado who had 24 excellent digs and 32 excellent receptions. “Our group has gone through so much and I can’t allow myself to see this game be lost.”And Adorador, who averages 10.5 points per game, waited until the fifth set to finally throw her frustration at Adamson’s way.The senior hitter had seven of her 11 points in the fifth set, with her 10th point coming off a block on Mylene Paat for Adamson’s 14-11 lead before finishing off the Lady Eagles with a soft off-speed kill.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City View commentslast_img read more

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Giankillers Aizawl face heavyweights Bagan in Fed Cup final

first_imgGuwahati, May 20 (PTI) Giantkillers Aizawl Football Club would hope to complete an extraordinary fairytale while heavyweights Mohun Bagan seek a domestic silverware after the I-League disappointment when the two sides take on each other in the summit clash of the Federation Cup here tomorrow. Aizawl began as underdogs but went on to become giantkillers as they beat I-League champions Bengaluru FC 5-3 on aggregate in the quarterfinals before getting the better of Sporting Clube de Goa in the semifinals, and now they would hope to create history at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium tomorrow. The Northeast side have been playing for the first time in the tournament after finishing eighth in the nine-team I-League in their debut season in top flight domestic football. Aizawl can also take inspiration from their 2-1 win over Mohun Bagan in the I-League. It was Aizawl who had halted the Kolkata clubs unbeaten run, a result which perhaps cost Mohun Bagan the I-League title. “We have defeated Mohun Bagan before and we can defeat them again. We are all united for the cause and we are all hoping that the result sways in our favour,” Aizawl coach Jahar Das said ahead of the final. “We will be playing as if it will be the last day on Earth. Obviously we have to be at our best against Mohun Bagan,” he added. “I have been vocal in my appreciation of the players. I told them that your value as players has risen because of your performance in the Federation Cup. I have also told that if you can raise your performance to a higher level in the Final, your value will further increase,” Das said. Aizawls biggest challenge will be to contain the rampaging Mohun Bagan forwardline. The three foreign recruits — Sony Norde, Cornell Glen and Yusa Katsumi — have been in devastating form. Add to that, the form of Jeje Lalpekhlua, and Mohun Bagans four-man army have shown sheer magic. Meanwhile, Mohun Bagan head coach Sanjoy Sen refused to brand his side as the favourites and Aizawl FC as the underdogs, going into the finals. “It will be foolish to say Mohun Bagan are the favourites,” Sen stated. “Aizawl FC have proved themselves in this competition and they deserve to be in the Final. We respect our opponents. It will be a tough match for us,” he added. PTI PDS CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

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IPL 2017, RCB vs SRH Highlights: This is how rain played spoilsport in Bengaluru

first_imgThe Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday was called off due to incessant rain.Both the teams will share a point each as the rain refused to relent.RCB with five points in their kitty are placed at sixth in the IPL team standings while the visitors are at third with nine points from their eight outings.HIGHLIGHTS: (Points Table)23.10 IST: This washout has hurt RCB’s chances of making it to the play-offs. They will need to win almost every game from hereon.  23.05 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad will stay third in the table on nine points. Pull down the curtains, the match has been called off. The weather stole the show. We both share a point each ???. #OrangeArmy #RCBvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 25, 201723.04 IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore move to 6th with 5 points from 8 matches.Official: #RCBvSRH has been called off due to rains, both teams share 1 point #PlayBold- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 25, 201723.02 IST: Match has been washed out. Both teams will share one point each. #IPL Match 29: The match has been abandoned. Both @RCBTweets and @SunRisers share a point each #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/wVGJe9ZFN9- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201722.59 IST:The match has been called off.First the nature of the pitch and now, the rain. Bangalore hasn’t been kind to the Royal Challengers this #IPL #RCBvSRH- Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 25, 201722.43 IST: The ground needs to be ready by at least 11.10 PM for the game to start by 11.20 PM.advertisementFor a 23.20 cut off, the ground has to be ready for play by at least 23.10. Groundsman needs time to clear covers. Fear this game is done.- Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 25, 201722.36 IST: Thunder and lightning have accompanied rain, as fans start to leave.  22.23 IST: The rain persists. It’s still raining at the Chinnaswamy!Meanwhile, read what Aravind had to say at the sidelines: https://t.co/lxpV9kWaRq #RCBvSRH #PlayBold pic.twitter.com/t53vplSCCW- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 25, 201722.12 IST: The match officials are having a discussion. The wait continues. #IPL Match 29: The match officials get into a huddle #RCBvSRH @RCBTweets @SunRisers pic.twitter.com/PqRYFT6vB6- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201722.00 IST: We can have a 5-over game if play starts by 11.20 PM.22.00 IST: Looks who is here. #BFC boys are at the Chinnaswamy to support us! Follow us on Instagram at: https://t.co/40mvv0Pyfg for live stories! #PlayBold #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/Jk2K5JeiOI- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 25, 201721.56 IST: The face says it all. The wait #RCBvSRH #IPL @RCBTweets pic.twitter.com/FCTVSkbblt- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201721.48 IST: The odds will against Bangalore if no game if possible tonight.#RCB will want to play today, they need the points. Will see 1 point, if it comes to that, as a point lost not one obtained- Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 25, 201721.38 IST: The wait continues. Live from Chinnaswamy Stadium! @RCBTweets #Boldarmy waiting eagerly for the rain to stop and match to begin! #RCBvSRH @IPL #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/NT6p0PGliI- Subhash Nayak (@subhashnayak7) April 25, 201721.29 IST: The rain Gods are in no mood for respite tonight. The ??? has gotten a little heavier. Anyone know any rain-halting rituals? Shoot out your ritual with #RainGoAway.#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 25, 201721.12 IST: One things is for sure, if and when the match starts, it won’t be a 20-over game anymore. #RCBvSRH: Won’t be a full 20 over game but the rain has started to slow down at the Chinnaswamy #PlayBold #VIVOIPL- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 25, 2017One thing’s for sure, if the match commences, it will be a rain-curtailed game. Something’s better than nothing. ???#OrangeArmy #RCBvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 25, 201721.05 IST: The rain is slowly becoming a drizzle again.#IPL Match 29: With the rain a bit lighter now, the Umpires have ventured out to have a look. And so the wait goes on #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/uufSa0GMEL- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201721.00 IST: The rain is getting lighter, and the umpires are out for an inspection. But, we start losing overs from now. 20.51 IST: The crowd at Chinnaswamy are patiently waiting for a cracker of a game. #IPL Match 29: It is a completely packed house here at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium and we all are waiting for the drizzle to stop #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/ZHOwx0t0BH- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201720.47 IST: The cheerleaders have been entertaining the crowds at IPL for 10 years now. Take a look at their journey here.  20.35 IST: Just in case you were wondering, the cut-off time for a five-over game is 11.20 PM and we will start losing overs after 9 PM.advertisement20.20 IST: More bad news from Bengaluru. It is raining cats and dogs at the moment. Fingers crossed!#IPL Match 29: Here’s the update on @RCBTweets vs. @SunRisers by @RaviShastriOfc #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/DKkh6KeuM6- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201720.03 IST: It is still drizzling in Bengaluru.The covers are back on ???. The drizzle continues, we’re as eager as you to get on the field. Patience ???.#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #RCBvSRH- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 25, 201719.50 IST: Coaches chat up as drizzle has turned into a shower.#IPL Match 29: Caption this pic? @TomMoodyCricket #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/j2dJhFIfSs- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201719.45 IST: The Toss which was earlier scheduled for 7.40 PM has been further delayed.  #IPL Match 29: The toss has been further delayed due to rain #RCBvSRH @RCBTweets @SunRisers pic.twitter.com/xFB1rDqTXt- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201719.37 IST: Michael Clarke: “Very evenly sized ground. 150 is the average score this year. It’s a two-paced pitch. It hasn’t been the 180s, 190s pitch that you’d normally witness here. If RCB are to win, the big three [Gayle, ABD, Kohli] have to deliver.”#IPL Match 29: As we wait for the official update, take a look at @MClarke23’s preview #RCBvSRH https://t.co/PnuPY9USly- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201719.37 IST: Looks like it waiting game for now, as rain Gods decide to have some fun. 19.32 IST: Game starts at scheduled time, at 8 PM.#IPL Match 29: The game will start at 8 PM IST, but there will be a slight delay on the toss, which will be at 7:40 PM IST #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/nbJUzg0yeR- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201719.20 IST: Toss in 10 minutes, 7.40 PM. Good news: The covers have come off! Toss at 7.40 PM IST #PlayBold #RCBvSRH- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 25, 201719.28 IST: The covers are coming off. New drainage system comes into play now.#IPL Match 29: The covers are coming off. Good signs here at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium #RCBvSRH @RCBTweets @SunRisers pic.twitter.com/px3R5hnh5A- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201719.24 IST: Rain, rain go away.The @RCBTweets vs. @SunRisers tonight, a big game for RCB. The crowd packing in no matter the weather, hopefully the ? goes away soon!! pic.twitter.com/wgKakjnPn2- Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) April 25, 201719.22 IST: Virat Kohli had scored three of his four hundreds when Royal Challengers Bangalore needed to win six of their last seven matches last year. Can Virat Kohli and Bangalore repeat the feat?   19.18 IST: Home comforts for team from Bangalore up against the team that haven’t won away this season. Or, Virat Kohli vs David Warner however one chooses to see it.#IPL Match 29: The Teams have arrived #RCBvSRH – @RCBTweets @SunRisers pic.twitter.com/8XfWJofprT- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 201719.16 IST: The pair to watch out for.We sure are gearing up for tonight’s encounter. How are you?#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange pic.twitter.com/P99yu6MudO- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 25, 2017 19.09 IST: The players are ready, the crowd at the stadium is ready, but rain may play spoilsports tonight.#IPL Match 29: The rain has stopped here at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/E55T1GEBq8advertisement- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 2017Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to dust themselves up from the devastating outing in Kolkata Sunday night as they face Sunrisers Hyderabad, who seek first away win in the Indian Premier League(IPL)on Tuesday. (Read Full Preview)Pursuing Kolkata Knight Riders’ lowly total of 131 on Sunday, RCB, boasting the star troika of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle, were floored for 49 all out in 9.4 overs – IPL’s lowest ever total, losing the match by 82 runs at the Eden Gardens.The defeat was RCB’s fifth in seven games and left them languishing at the bottom of the table. As RCB skipper Virat Kohli admonished his batsmen, he also said that the team needed to move on, leaving behind the poor show.In the coming game against SRH, RCB batsmen will also face tough test. SRH, currently at the third spot with four wins, have in-form bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Siraj and Moises Henriques.In their last match, this bowling line-up had Rising Pune Supergiant on the ropes, defending a total of 176/3. But SRH were blown away by Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 34-ball 61 not out wonder.It was defending champions SRH’s third consecutive away loss and they will need to deliver a disciplined performance against RCB. All of SRH’s four wins have come at home and they need to quickly solve the away puzzle. At this juncture, RCB, who will need to pick themselves up mentally, may be the best side to face.last_img read more

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RFYS committed to transform India into multi sports nation

first_imgKochi, Aug 16 (PTI) Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) is committed to transform India into a multi-sports nation in the not too distant future, its chairperson Nita Ambani said here today. Launching the second edition of RFYSs national football competition here, she said her aim was to create a unified sports structure through the Foundation and have a holistic plan for all major Olympic sports. “Reliance Foundation Youth Sports was set up to realise the dream of making India a multi-sport nation. It is a unifying structure of school and college competition. We would like to provide viable sports career opportunities for the youth of our country,” Nita Ambani said. She said the RFYS in its first year itself had reached out to two million children and for the next year its goal was to reach out to four million children in the country. “Last year we reached out to 1,900 educational institutions. Our aim is to reach out to 3,000 institutions this year. That means more children will be playing sports,” Nita Ambani, who is also a member of the International Olympic Committee, said.She said this year itself the foundation is expanding from football to athletics in eight cities, including Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai and Bangaluru. “Kerala is also part of our athletics plan. We will be covering football and athletics in Kerala also,” she said in response to a question from reporters. She said RFYS would like to provide viable sports career opportunities for the youth of the country. She described Kerala as a “wonderful place” to kickstart the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports national football competition. “I am always being so overwhelmed by the love, the support and the passion the Kerala has for this beautiful game of football,” she said. Ajith Sivan, a 20-year-old student from Kochi, was inducted into the Kerala Blasters team for the upcoming ISL at the launch of the football competition. “Ajith showcased his skills in the RFYS tournament last year. He proved to be so good and promising that the Blasters have already picked him up,” Nita Ambani said. PTI TGB APR APRadvertisementlast_img read more

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Danish badminton duo reveal their relationship

first_imgBy Amit Kumar DasOdense, Oct 24 (PTI) Out of the closet after eight years of being in a relationship, Denmarks world No.4 womens doubles pair of Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl are hoping that playing badminton wouldnt become tough for them in countries like India, where homosexuality is a taboo.Pedersen and Juhl chose to reveal their relationship in a book, which details their journey in the sport.”Me and Kamilla love playing in India. We are still the same badminton players, we wont change anything, we wont change how to act, or behave when we visit other countries, we are totally the same and I hope we are still respected and loved the way we have always been,” Pedersen told PTI in an interaction here.Pedersen and Juhl are scheduled to compete in the upcoming Premier Badminton League, having been picked by different franchises. While Pedersen will play for Awadhe Warriors, Rytter Juhl will be turning up for Ahmedabad Smash Masters.Homosexuality is still a criminal offence in India.The pair is a multiple-time European Championships winner besides being runners-up in the World Championships in 2015.”We have been writing a book where we tell everybody how it is to be a professional badminton player, how it is to be Kamilla and Christina on and off the court.”The book is in Danish and it will be written in English soon, so we told the media that we are also in a relationship,” Pedersen said.The book, published in Danish, was launched early this month.advertisement”We still love playing badminton in Asia, we love playing in India, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Japan. We love to travel there and play there. But we are afraid that some wont respect us, though we dont know yet,” said Pedersen, who has won two bronze and a silver at the World Championship along with Juhl.”We just hope everybody will see us as badminton players that we have been for the last 10 years even though now they have an information about us. We still look forward to visit all the countries.”Pedersen and Juhl have been playing in India for the last few years and have made appearances at the India Open Super Series, Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold and Premier Badminton League. PTI ATK PM CMlast_img read more

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1st Test: Joe Root ‘thrilled to bits’ after England win cliff-hanger vs India

first_imgJoe Root was a happy captain after England held their nerves to beat India in an exciting first Test in Birmingham on Saturday. England beat India by 31 runs at Edgbaston to go 1-0 up in the five-match series.Chasing 194 runs for a historic victory, India lost quick wickets with Virat Kohli again top scoring for the visitors with a fluent 51 in the second innings after an epic a 149 in the first.All-rounder Ben Stokes grabbed four for 40 including the prized wicket of India skipper Kohli that turned the game in England’s favour.”I am thrilled to bits. It has been a fantastic team performance despite the ups and downs the credit must go to the bowling unit more than anything. The easy thing to do is to criticize the batters, but it isn’t easy taking 20 wickets on a pitch like this,” Root said at the post match presentation ceremony.MATCH HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARD | AS IT HAPPENED | MATCH REPORTOn Saturday, Kohli walked out to the crease with Dinesh Karthik with India still needing 84 runs to win their first ever Test at Edgbaston and seventh Test in England in 86 years. If last night was any indication, Karthik was proving to be a great ally for Kohli – the two had kept the scoreboard ticking and looked in control against the swinging ball.However, James Anderson, England’s highest wicket-taker struck in the first over of the day to remove Karthik for 20. But all hopes were still not dashed for India as Hardik Pandya joined Kohli in the middle.advertisement”Coming into today, it was going to be stiff challenge and we knew that if we stayed calm throughout, we would give ourselves the best chance to win. I felt quite calm, might not have appeared to be but it is something I need to work on. That is what the atmosphere is all about, this is why Test cricket is so special – it throws up so many things through the day and we did a good job in staying calm and kept believing in each other.”We were really good in staying quite calm, trusting the stuff that worked for us previously and we made sure we didn’t get ahead of ourselves,” Root said.ALSO READ – Virat Kohli missed one for a change and that changed the game: Ben StokesIt was a special victory for England as it came in their 1000th Test match.”After three days of fantastic cricket from both sides, it gives us a lot of confidence going into the next game. It is a great start for us in the series, we know there is a lot of work to be done, but it gives us a lot of confidence. It shows that there is so much more than just skills, runs and wickets when it comes to Test cricket at this level. You need some inner belief and steeliness that we have a lot in our dressing room. It is a great time for us and hopefully we can use it going forward,” he said.Virat Kohli wants his batsmen to look in the mirror after Edgbaston defeatSam Curran, playing only his secind Test, proved his credentials with both ball and bat. His crucial 63 in the second innings gave England bowlers enough on the board to fight for.”Sam Curran has a great amount of skill; great having him in our side and he’s a very exciting and promising cricketer. He just didn’t seem to feel any sort of pressure with the bat and we just love having him in our side, quite like two Ben Stokes in the side. He is only in his second Test and it is easy to get carried away, but a great prospect for us,” Root said.That moment when you go 1-0 up in the series!Well played boys.More clips:https://t.co/8XNkN8QrlT pic.twitter.com/bVIbHxwuAhEngland Cricket (@englandcricket) August 4, 2018The second Test between England and India begins at Lord’s on August 9.last_img read more

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COTIF Cup 2018: India beat Argentina in under-20 football

first_imgThe India national under-20 football team stunned traditional giants Argentina 2-1 despite being reduced to 10 men in a COTIF Cup match in Valencia, Spain on Sunday.Deepak Tangri and Anwar Ali scored for India in the 4th and 68th minute respectively, as the Floyd Pinto-coached side scripted a historic result against the six-time U-20 world champions, coached by Lionel Scaloni (who played the 2006 World Cup) and former mid-field star Pablo Aimar.The win gives India a massive boost after they had lost 0-2 to Murcia before going down 0-3 to Mauritania. India were also held to a goalless draw by Venezuela in their previous match in the tournament.”This victory will definitely earn Indian Football more respect in the world of football. It opens up a window of opportunity to test ourselves against the best in the World on a regular basis,” Pinto said after the match.Celebrations after a HISTORIC win over @Argentina yesterday.#BackTheBlue #WeAreIndia pic.twitter.com/Z893qkPEx9Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) August 6, 2018″It’s unbelievable! I am a very proud Indian today. This win is a testament to the efforts and belief of the All India Football Federation in moving forward towards developing the youth of the country.”We have a renewed belief that with the right support & exposure we are capable to compete with the best teams in the world,” Pinto said.Tangri gave India a perfect start as he headed the ball at the back of the net from a corner taken by Ninthoiganba Meetei in the fourth minute.advertisementBelieve deep down in your heart that you are destined to do great things and it will Happen!! 2-1 India u20 wins vs Argentina u20. #INDvARG #COTIF2018 #BackTheBlue pic.twitter.com/9xprNjVGkb Abhishek Yadav (@abhiy10) August 6, 2018Boosted by the early goal, India stepped up the attack and tried to create chances in the first half.Suresh Singh Wangjam and Boris Singh Thangjam tried to feed Aniket Jadhav with the ball but on two occasions he was adjudged off-side as after the first half, India lead 1-0.In the second half, Ali squandered an opportunity after he received a pass from captain Amarjit Singh Kiyam but his shot was saved by the Argentine goalkeeper.India was soon reduced to 10 men after forward Jadhav was shown the red card in the 54th minute for a bad foul. With Argentina trying to make inroads, India goalkeeper Prabhsukhan Gill pulled off a couple of brilliant saves in the 56th minute and another with his fingertips in the 61st minute.India continued to look for another goal and a brilliantly struck free-kick taken by Anwar Ali in the 68th gave the Asian side a 2-0 lead.It was a foul on substitute Rahim Ali which resulted in the set-piece and Ali’s shot hit inside of the woodwork before nestling in the Argentine goal.Four minutes later, Argentina pulled one back but the Indian colts held their nerves in the remaining minutes to create history on Spanish soil.”The one thing missing from our continued development through this tournament were goals. I am really happy the boys adapted so quickly and effectively to the changes we made post our first gamer. I just couldn’t have asked for a better reaction,” the India coach said.”The bench was understandably ecstatic yet calm as there was a lot of football yet to be played. Deepak Tangri’s goal was one of a sheer determination while Anwar Ali’s free-kick was of the highest order. We wanted to put in a performance that would make people forget about our previous game against Venezuela U-20 and the boys managed to do that.”(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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Back-to-school day for Stokes and Buttler hit by lack of homework

first_imgSeems new dawns last longer in the Arctic winter than they do in English cricket. At Lord’s their latest broke at around 3.30pm, when Jos Buttler walked out to join Ben Stokes in the middle, then set again 40 minutes later when Stokes was dismissed leg-before and Buttler was caught at second slip. By 4.30pm, England were all out for 184. They had lost six wickets for 35 runs in 63 balls. Sudden and short as it all was, the mayhem lasted long enough to make one thing clear – whatever was wrong with the team’s batting in the winter, it hasn’t been fixed in the spring. Alastair Cook admits ‘wicket did more than expected’ after England collapse Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Hasan Ali and Mohammad Abbas show Pakistan attack is no pushover features When Stokes came back into the one-day squad in February, Buttler said there was a “back-to-school feel” about the squad. And you could feel that here, too. There was a flush of childish excitement when they came together, an expectant clamour in the stands. The promise of Buttler and Stokes batting together is enough to justify even Lord’s asking prices. They must be as potent and preternaturally talented a pair as England have ever fielded together at No 6 and No 7. Sportblog Topics It was the seventh time England had been dismissed for under 250 in the 14 innings they have played since they were last at Lord’s, when they beat the West Indies here in September. So much for home comforts. The green, green grass here wasn’t any easier or more forgiving than the hard surfaces of Brisbane and Perth, or any of the other spots where they were routed last winter.The conditions were tricky, the ground damp, the air thick and muggy, closed over with grey cloud, and Pakistan’s attack, four men with the knack of moving the ball this way and that, was well suited to it.Alastair Cook, at least, played well for his 70, all clanking straight-drives and neat clips and flicks off his legs. He looked like a batsman who had his game in order. His top-order team-mates, though, all fell to rash attacking strokes and sloppy prods, bad shots to good balls. Joe Root was caught flashing at a wide ball, Mark Stoneman’s defence was picked apart by a straight one, Dawid Malan was caught off the edge of a dangling bat and Jonny Bairstow bowled by a fine delivery that beat him on the outside. So in came Stokes. He asserted himself by collaring some clumpy drives, brute-force thwacks through cover and down the ground.The meaty crack of Stokes’s bat is so unmistakable that you would likely pick the shots as his even with your eyes shut. It’s crash-bang-wallop batting. There were five fours in his first 24 runs, and then a hearty heave-ho six off Pakistan’s young spinner Shadab Khan. Cook was out in the over after, beaten, brilliantly, by Mohammad Amir. The shock and disappointment the English fans felt at his dismissal was tempered by the fact that it bought Buttler to the crease for the first time in Test cricket since England were thrashed by India at Chennai in December 2016. Share on Messenger … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Share on Twitter England cricket team England v Pakistan 2018 Pakistan cricket team Reuse this content It was only a fortnight ago that Buttler and Stokes were batting at the Wankhede Stadium, for the Rajasthan Royals against the Mumbai Indians. The two of them have come straight from the IPL to Test cricket. Between them they have hardly had a sight of a red ball in nine months. Stokes has played two first-class games since September, England’s two Tests in New Zealand, and Buttler hasn’t played any at all. He has spent the winter playing white ball cricket for England and an assortment of T20 sides, Rajasthan, the Sydney Thunder, the Comilla Victorians. It showed.Buttler threw his bat hard at his very first ball, chopped it just past his stumps and scurried a quick single. He followed that with a paddle sweep off Khan, and then a pair of breathtaking shots for four, a rubber-wristed flick to mid-wicket and a vicious jab down the ground. It was brilliant while it lasted, which wasn’t long. In the second over after tea Stokes was startled to find himself out leg-before on review. Moments later Buttler was surprised to find he was caught. It’s likely been a long time since anyone set him a second slip. Asad Shafiq clung on to a shot that might have taken his head clean off if he had misjudged it.For all the talk about how England’s new national selector, Ed Smith, was going to use statistical analysis to inform his decisions, Buttler seems more like a gut pick. As if, just like every other English cricket lover, Smith believes that Buttler is so gifted that he can’t but succeed in Test cricket. Buttler says the last time he was in the Test team he made the mistake of thinking he had to play differently. He says Smith and Root have been encouraging him to treat Test and T20 cricket in the very same way. “Whatever colour the ball is,” he says, “I’ve just got to go and play …” Which sounds fine. In theory. Read more Share via Email Support The Guardian Cricket Share on WhatsApp Read more The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email.last_img read more

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What’s the Deal with Infrared Saunas?

first_img This Indoor Market Takes You to Japan Without Ever Leaving New York City Community Cider Programs Make Cider and Benefit Charity Escape the City and the Roads with the 2020 Subaru Outback Editors’ Recommendations Rough night? Detoxify from the debauchery of 11 Howard’s hip club The Blond while sweating out the other environmental toxins of the day.Can you feel it? For sure! This treatment can burn over 600 calories while you relax. As your body starts to cool itself down, your heart rate climbs melting fat and inflammation.Need a lift? You’ll look better after HigherDOSE’s skin rejuvenating infrared lights that promise to boost collagen production and reduce wrinkles.Stuck in coach? Infrared heat therapy can also relieve muscle tension and improve circulation. It can help speed your recovery from a grueling workout.You don’t have to be a hotel guest to book a 45-minute, immunity boosting sweat session. They are open until 10 pm and you can bring a friend. What should you wear? Glad you asked. Your free to rock a bathing suit or your birthday suit. HigherDOSE will provide the hydration, towels and a shower. Sit back, relax, plug into the enhanced sound system, turn up your chilliest play list and enjoy the high. Now that’s hot.center_img 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know Self care and conscience hospitality aren’t the first things that come to mind when visiting New York City. Let’s face it, the city that never sleeps isn’t known for its peaceful retreats. Which is exactly why weary world travelers and chic SOHO locals have fallen for 11 Howard in all its Scandinavian designed glory.If you’re looking for a really warm welcome, the hotel’s collaboration with HigherDOSE is the talk of NYC’s trendy wellness scene. These infrared saunas promise to get you hot, sweaty, and high, and don’t disappoint. The temperature is set at upwards of 150 degrees and will leave you glistening and gleaming. Think hot yoga glow without the downward facing dog. If you’re not already familiar, sweat therapy and infrared saunas can improve your health and vitality in so many ways. Your Guide to a Road Trip Across New York Statelast_img read more

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Contribution of Civil Service to GDP Highlighted

first_img Deputy Financial Secretary of the Strategic Human Resources Management Division in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Wayne Jones, says the immense contribution of the civil service to Jamaica’s gross domestic product (GDP) must not be underestimated by the general public. He urged civil servants to “stand up and be counted” in any related debates, by advancing the arguments about their role and importance to national development and growth, not only as members of the public sector but as citizens of Jamaica. Deputy Financial Secretary of the Strategic Human Resources Management Division in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Wayne Jones, says the immense contribution of the civil service to Jamaica’s gross domestic product (GDP) must not be underestimated by the general public.Speaking at the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) Western Region celebratory luncheon and awards ceremony at the Wexford Court Hotel in Montego Bay on November 20, Mr. Jones cited the macroeconomic numbers, which he said prove that the civil service has been contributing to GDP growth.He also noted that the Government is celebrating another very successful year in terms of the performance of the public sector.“Quality public service is more than just the delivery of service to the so-called taxpaying public. And I must remind that we as public officers are a significant part of that taxpaying public,” Mr. Jones emphasised.“The public sector is also a net consumer of goods and services in any economy. It spends far more on the consumption of goods and services than any other sector in your economy. And, therefore, we are a significant contributor to GDP and to any growth that our economy is going to realise. We must understand that within that context, we are not nonentities,” he added.Mr. Jones said the Government is committed to working with and continuing its partnership with public-sector workers, and taking care of their interests and well-being.He urged civil servants to “stand up and be counted” in any related debates, by advancing the arguments about their role and importance to national development and growth, not only as members of the public sector but as citizens of Jamaica.“We in the Ministry, which is responsible for the public service, seek every opportunity to help in that effort of educating and reminding our public that we do, in fact, work hard; we work smart; we work efficiently and effectively, recognising that there are more areas that require improvements and require those improvements swiftly,” he added.The JCSA presented eight awards to members of the respective parish associations in western Jamaica, during the ceremony. The awardees were Ann Small and Keneisha Robinson of Trelawny; Marvaline Jones and Brandon Clarke, Hanover; Shara-Lou Porter and Christine Perry, Westmoreland; and Fiona Banton and Petrina Hudson, St. James. Story Highlights Speaking at the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) Western Region celebratory luncheon and awards ceremony at the Wexford Court Hotel in Montego Bay on November 20, Mr. Jones cited the macroeconomic numbers, which he said prove that the civil service has been contributing to GDP growth.last_img read more

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LR Issues Fire Loadings and Protection Guide

first_imgzoom The new Lloyd’s Register Energy Guidance Notes, launched at ONS 2014 on August 25, assist designers, owners and operators of oil and gas equipment on how to assess fire loadings on an installation, and how to protect people and equipment against different fire scenarios.“Protection against fires on board vessels and installations is critical to a safe operating environment,” said Joar Dalheim, Lloyd’s Register’s VP Technology, Consultancy Services.“Our Guidance Notes provide a significant reference document to guide oil and gas designers, owners and operators on different risk-based methodologies to establish what could be at risk, ranging from simple fire risk issues to highly technical and complex fire risk situations.”A primary goal for the launch of the new Guidance Notes is to provide direction and criteria that help industry to increase the level of protection against fires on board vessels, mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs), mobile offshore units (MOUs) and offshore installations. It also covers land-based infrastructure.“Fire and explosion continue to remain on the list of top safety hazards for any vessel and its crew,” said Dalheim. “Minimising risk is critical as the challenges around deeper and more remote offshore exploration expand.”Offshore units must comply with fire safety regulations set out by the national administration in the area where the unit is located and/or country in which the unit is registered.A large part of these new industry Guidance Notes are dedicated to fire protection principles, fire mitigation measures and fire response which is an important part of the Fire and Explosion Evaluation (FEE) report, and which would be required for classification purposes.The FEE is intended to be an assessment of the potential fire loadings and blast pressures, based on the specific hazards associated with the general layout of the unit, production and process activities and operational constraints. Press Release; August 26, 2014last_img read more

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Cindy Gladue became the face of violence against Indigenous women inside and

first_imgNation to NationCindy Gladue’s death can only be described as horrific.The Alberta mother of three, bleeding from a deep wound to her vagina, was left in a motel bath tub to die.But what happened after inside a courtroom further angered a country.Her alleged killer was Bradley Barton, a truck driver from Ontario who claimed he paid for sexual services and Gladue accidentally died in June 2011.During the Barton’s murder trial, Gladue, 36, was referred to a “native” and “prostitute” over and over.The Crown also showed her preserved vagina as an exhibit to the jury which was “disgusting and frustrating” said Christa Big Canoe on Nation to Nation Thursday.The jury would clear Barton of all charges.Big Canoe is a lawyer with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls that was an intervener at the Supreme Court Thursday where arguments were heard over the Barton case.“It just seems like there was an indifference by the trial court and that indifference actually ended up demonstrating systemic racism from our position,” said Big Canoe.Cindy Gladue.The Supreme Court can not only decide whether a new trial will occur, which an appellate court ruled should happen, but possibly define the law around consent in cases of sexual assault.“This is what makes this case so big and important because it has the possibility to change the laws of consent as it relates to sexual assault in this country,” said Big Canoe.That means does the likelihood of harm cancel out sexual consent.But, as an intervener, the national inquiry couldn’t speak to merits or outcomes of the Barton trial but specific legal components.And Big Canoe said that was how marginalized women, particularly Indigenous women, are treated in court – in legal terms they spoke to what’s known as judicial notice.Meaning the courts should accept it as fact that Indigenous women are a greater risk of being victims of crime.“Our argument was at the trial level the judge should have taken judicial notice that Indigenous women are overrepresented as victims, and Cindy Gladue was the exact kind of victim that the court should have been more careful with,” said Big Canoe.People rally on the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada Thursday seeking justice for Cindy Gladue. Justin Brake/APTN photoBefore the top court heard arguments on the Barton appeal it released a controversial ruling in another case.It ruled the federal government does not have a duty to consult Indigenous peoples when making laws that could impact treaty rights.In a 7-2 ruling, the court maintains that while the duty to consult applies to the federal government’s executive branch, the legislative branch of government is not constitutionally bound to consult Indigenous peoples during the law-making process.It is only after laws are made that the government has a duty to consult Indigenous peoples on matters that could negatively impact their treaty rights.The case was brought to the Supreme Court by Mikisew Cree First Nation in Alberta, which in 2013 challenged the Harper government’s 2012 omnibus legislation that, former Mikisew chief Steve Courtoreille argued, could impact their treaty rights to hunt, trap and fish in Treaty 8 territory.“It really surprised me when the appeal came based on no need to consult while developing that legislation, which is a bunch of crock,” said Courtoreille.“I feel personally with what the Supreme Court judges is that they don’t have the balls to make the right decision in favour of the nation. Regardless of my expression, pardon my French, but it’s exactly how I feel today.”N2N@aptn.ca@aptnnewslast_img read more

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Vancouver home sales were dismal in March Realtors blame mortgage stress tests

VANCOUVER — Home sales in Metro Vancouver in March plunged to levels not seen in more than three decades and real-estate experts blame government policies, not a lack of demand, for the dismal showing.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reports 1,727 homes changed hands, a 31.4 per cent tumble from sales recorded for the same month last year.March 2019 sales were up just over 16 per cent when compared with February, but the real estate board says they were more than 46 per cent below the 10-year average for the month and the lowest total since 1986.A news release from board president Ashley Smith calls the trend largely policy induced. Toronto housing has become magnet for money launderers, with $28 billion in real estate bought by anonymous owners: study Once-hot housing markets Toronto and Vancouver’s luxury home sales are falling. But they’re up in Montreal Canada’s housing market headed for weakest year in almost decade, warns CREA in updated outlook She says governments at all levels have imposed new taxes and borrowing requirements on the housing market for three years.The board says the result is that housing sales are no longer aligned with the growing economy and low unemployment rates across Greater Vancouver and most of British Columbia.“What policy-makers are failing to recognize is that demand-side measures don’t eliminate demand. They sideline potential home buyers in the short term,” Smith says in the release.She warns that shelter needs are always present and a mortgage stress test, speculation tax and other levies can’t relieve that pressure.“Using public policy to delay local demand in the housing market just feeds disruptive cycles that have been so well-documented in our region.”Just under 13,000 homes are currently listed for sale in Metro Vancouver, a roughly 52 per cent increase when compared with March 2018, and a 10 per cent jump in one month.Prices for homes of all types are falling. The board reports the composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently just over $1 million, down 7.7 per cent over the year and a 0.5 per cent decrease since February.The benchmark price for a detached home shows the greatest year-over-year skid to $1.4 million, a decrease of 10.5 per cent since March 2018.Metro Vancouver condos had a benchmark price of just under $657,000 in March, a six per cent decrease in one year. Condos also recorded the sharpest sales chill, with a 35.3 per cent year-to-year drop.Townhouse sales were off 27 per cent from March 2018, while the benchmark price was down six per cent over the same period to $783,600.For all property types, real estate board data shows the sales-to-active listings ratio for March was 13.5 per cent.Analysts say downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below 12 per cent for several months, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over the same time frame. read more

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