Pinterest Boards for Filmmaking & Motion Design

first_imgLooking for inspiration, motion graphics or indie/DIY filmmaking tips? Don’t miss these Pinterest boards.Pinterest may be best known for fashion, architecture and DIY crafting – but have you considered it as a resource for getting motion design and video inspiration?In this post, we share a few of our favorite Pinterest Boards for video pros. Follow them to keep up with the latest products, news and tutorials for filmmaking, motion design and video production.Are you already a Pinterest user? Jump down to Pinterest Boards for Filmmaking & Motion Design. Not hip to Pinterest? Here’s a quick rundown…Pinterest is a social bookmarking site with a bulletin board interface. Users have Boards where they organize their ‘Pins’ – interesting content from around the web. Pinterest defines Pins as “handsome little bookmarks. Whenever you find something on the web that you want to keep, add it to Pinterest”. Boards are organized by topic and can be made either public or private.Create your own boards or follow other users boards and share them via email. What I like about Pinterest is that it is visual and similar to using a digital lightbox. Find videos, articles and images that you like. When you click on them in Pinterest it takes you to where they ‘live’ online. I find this easier and more organic than searching blog posts on a website.More and more filmmakers are using Pinterest to promote their websites/projects and to collect images/videos that inspire them.Corporate Guerrilla Videohas a helpful post on “6 Ways Video and Filmmakers Can Use Pinterest”. It’s worth checking out. Also, there is a series on social marketing here that shares good tips for promoting your film project on Pinterest. Now, let’s get on to the boards…Pinterest Boards for Filmmaking & Motion DesignBunthol Kim, Chad Mercree, and Edgar Yagui extensively cover motion design and graphic design. From animations to reels and cinematography, there is some great content here. Stephan HülsenFollow On CheesycamCheesycam is a blog for DIY photography and video projects. They also have a Pinterest Board, where you can check out links to articles and videos.CheesyCamFollow On Roger DuckRoger Duck is a Canadian video producer. Roger covers a wide range of filmmaking interests. I particularly like his Board of filmmaking infographics. He shares much of this content on Twitter as well. He’s def worth a follow.Digital Duck Inc.Follow On Guerilla FilmmakingGuerilla Filmmaking is the Pinterest Board of Martin Taylor, an English filmmaker living in San Francisco. He pins a lot of “How Tos” and interviews with filmmakers.Martin TaylorGuerrilla FilmmakingFollow On CinescopophiliaCinescopophilia is into filmmaking gear and shares posts from their blog.CinescopophiliaFollow On Audio-Visual ExcellenceJames Zwadlo and Elliot Howard focus on advertising, compositing and motion graphics. Their Pins focus on commercials, title sequences, and animation.James ZwadloAUDIO-VISUAL EXCELLENCEFollow On Motion VFXMotion VFX  has a board focused on visual effects, covering gear and plugins.Follow’s board motionVFX Blog on Pinterest. Digital Cinema ToolsThierry Saint-Paul blogs about digital cinema. His Pinterest content ranges from new gear to filmmaking techniques. His Pinterest Board features videos and posts from his site.Thierry Saint-PaulDigital Cinema ToolsFollow On Do you have any favorite Pinterest boards that would interest filmmakers, video producers or motion designers? Share them in the comments!last_img read more

WWE Draft Results 2019: Complete Rosters for Raw and SamckDown and Undrafted Superstars

first_imgThe WWE Draft wrapped up its two-day affair with the October 14 edition of Monday Night Raw, with this year the draft being marketed as being one between Fox vs. USA Network. Notably, very few major stars switched brands. Charlotte Flair and Brock Lesnar were the biggest names to switch brands, but these were foreseeable with Charlotte losing the SmackDown Women’s Championship to Bayley and Brock Lesnar beating SmackDown’s Kofi Kingston to win the WWE Championship a few days earlier. The evening saw Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch defeat Charlotte Flair to earn Raw the first Draft pick of the night.Following the draft, here’s how the wrestling superstars stand: MONDAY NIGHT RAWMen:· Seth Rollins (c) Becky LynchBray WyattBrock LesnarCharlotte Flair First Published: October 15, 2019, 3:38 PM IST · AJ Styles (c) [part of OC],· Drew McIntyre· Randy Orton· Ricochet· Bobby Lashley· Kevin Owens· Andrade [w/ Zelina Vega]· Rusev· Aleister· Samoa Joe· Rey Mysterio· R-Truth (c)· EC3· Eric Young,· Sin Cara· Cedric Alexander· Humberto Carillo· Erick Rowan· Buddy Murphy· Jinder Mahal· Akira Tozawa· Shelton Benjamin· Titus O’NeilWomen:· Becky Lynch (c)· Alexa Bliss· Natalya· Nikki Cross· Charlotte Flair· Zelina Vega· Kabuki Warriors (c)· Liv MorganTag teams:· The Viking Raiders (c)· The OC (Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson)· Street ProfitsFRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWNMen:· Brock Lesnar (c)· Shinsuke Nakamura (c) [w/ Sami Zayn]· Roman Reigns· “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt· Braun Strowman· Kofi Kingston [part of New Day]· Daniel Bryan· Ali· The Miz· King Corbin· Shorty Gable· Elias· Apollo Crews· Drew Gulak· Heath SlaterWomen:· Bayley (c)· Sasha Banks· Lacey Evans· Tamina· CarmellaTag teams:· The Revival (c)· New Day· Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode· Lucha House Party· Heavy Machinery· B-TeamUNDRAFTEDMen: Cesaro, Luke Harper, Apollo Crews, Mojo Rawley, No Way Jose, Luke HarperWomen: Dana Brooke, The IIconics (Billie Kay & Peyton Royce), Sarah Logan, Fire & Desire (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville)Tag teams: AOP (Akam & Rezar), Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder center_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Army hero Lt Ummer Fayaz and Hizbul terrorist Zakir Musa: The story of two Kashmiri lives

first_imgThe two men, both 22 and of Kashmiri origin, lived almost 50 kilometres apart, one in Sudsona Kulgam, and another in a palatial house in Noorpora, Tral.Both learned to use weapons, but their causes couldn’t have been more different.Lt Ummer Fayaz, who was abducted, tortured, and killed by terrorists earlier this month, swore by the Indian Constitution and lived his dream to become an Army officer and serve his country.Zakir Musa, on the other hand, picked up a gun at the age of 18, and joined the terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen (HM). After death of Burhan Wani, it was left to him to lead HM.Both were good in academics. Both liked sports.Ummer Fayaz studied in an Army good will school, moving away from the militancy fields of Shopian, and eventually making it to NDA. He was a good hockey and volleyball player.Zakir Musa passed all his exams in the first division. A good cricket and carrom player, he represented Jammu and Kashmir on more than one occasion in inter-state carom championships. He participated in Varanasi in 2010 and in Faridabad in 2012.Ummer Fayaz would often take out time to guide young boys from his village to join the mainstream. He inspired boys to take up a job in the government, the Army or the paramilitary.Zakir Musa, with his chiseled good looks and his enthusiasm for bike stunts, moved to Chandigarh to do his B Tech from Ram Devi Jindal College.But his father, Abdul Rashid Bhat, says it was ill-treatment in the Chandigarh college that triggered Musa to take up arms.advertisementNeither Lt Fayaz nor Musa was particularly religious.Although Musa claimed – in a Whatsapp video – to run the Kashmir movement to establish an Islamic state, his father said he “would offer namaz only on Fridays.”Zakir Musa’s carrom certificate A FATHER’S HEARTBREAKThere’s hardly any room in Lt Ummer Fayaz’s household. It is brimming with people, but there is a muted silence.His parents are stunned and shocked at the loss of their son. His two sisters grieve for him.”If we knew this is the fate he would meet, we would never have called him here,” says his father, a small-time apple grower.He is almost teary-eyed.His heart aches every time he speaks of him, he says.Lt Ummer Fayaz’s father with relatives MY HEART BLEEDS FOR LT UMMER FAYAZ, SAYS ZAKIR MUSA’S FATHERMeanwhile, Zakir Musa’s father Rashid, 56, is 4 years away from retiring from his job as an assistant engineer in the Irrigation department in Pulwama.His elder son is a doctor in Barzalla’s Bone and Joint hospital.Rashid says: “My heart bleeds for Lt Ummer Fayaz, for every parent who has lost a son of the soil.”He blames the government for pushing young men into militancy.”My son in 2010 was booked for stone-pelting while he was just 14. He never got over it.”There is no effort to get youth into the mainstream, he said. While Lt Ummer Fayaz was killed – while unarmed – in cold blood by suspected HM Terrorists, a massive manhunt is on to take down Zakir Musa.The father of the militant dreads taking calls, suspecting bad news. ALSO READ | Why Hizbul Mujahideen is rattled after murder of Army officer Ummer Fayaz ALSO READ | Who is Zakir Musa? Why Hizbul Mujahideen distanced itself from his ‘Islamic Kashmir’ remarkALSO WATCH | Nation stands with Lt Ummer Fayaz: Candlelight vigil at India Gate to honour fallen herolast_img read more

Amritraj brothers disappointed with Chennai Open shift

first_imgShifting of India’s only ATP event from Chennai to Pune after 21 years has disappointed the Amritraj brothers, Vijay and Anand, who played a key role in bringing the event to the city.The former Davis Cuppers, who hailed from Chennai, had worked hard to bring the tournament here in 1997 as the Gold Flake Open ATP tournament, generating great fan following.It also helped the emergence of the famed “Indian Express” comprising Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, who after winning here, went on to become a formidable force on ATP Tour.”The tournament has been run for 21 years, which is a very long run. It is sad that the city (Chennai) has lost the event. However, it is good that it will remain in India,” Vijay Amritraj told PTI.He recalled the efforts made to bring the ATP event to the country and said, “now that a decision has been made to shift the tournament out of Chennai, it has to be seen how it goes in Pune.”Meanwhile, Anand Amritraj said, “it is a shame that the Chennai Open is moving out of the city. I am very disappointed.””It would have been more disappointing if the tourney had been taken out of India. Pune is a good choice. We played a Davis Cup tie there recently and the facilities are good,” he said.”There are issues like absence of direct connectivity to Pune and the location of the tennis stadium but players will get used to that,” he added.advertisementHe, however, said that for the crowds to come in, Indian players need to do well in singles.”Whether it is Chennai or Pune, the spectators want to see our players do well in singles. Doubles is one thing, but singles is the main event. Indian players need to do better.Yuki (Bhambri) and Ramkumar Ramanathan have made the quarterfinals in recent years but that isn’t enough.”About the forthcoming Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Canada in Edmonton, Anand Amritraj said, “from what I gather, their top singles player (Milos) Raonic may not play.The others aren’t big names and it gives our team a chance.””Our boys are playing well currently. Ramkumar and Yuki have had some good results. Rohan Bopanna has been doing well in doubles and won the mixed doubles at French Open. We have a better chance than we had in the ties against Spain, Serbia or Czech Republic,” he said.last_img read more

This Bar Cart from Moore & Giles is Pure Swank

first_img Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Beary Get Naked with Independent Winemakers with NakedWines Delivery Kit Should Bars Be Kid and Dog-Friendly? We Asked the Experts Editors’ Recommendations The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain How to Support the Teachers in Your Life Do you need a bar cart? Probably not. Do you want one? Honestly, we have no idea — but after seeing this collab from Moore & Giles and Jim Meehan, you probably will. Just look at this thing. We’re not sure we’ve ever seen such a gorgeous marriage of form and function.“Water-jet cut stainless steel frame reinforces the stained Virginia black walnut components, ensuring durability over decades of use. The butcher block-like bar top, sealed to prevent stains, has a shallow reservoir carved around its border to contain spills. The Sidecar’s tabletop is bookended by two shelves padded with leather to deaden sound and reinforce the surface from wear and tear levied by repeated use of up to six bottles stocked on each end. A refinement of commercial bar design: the Sidecar’s shelves are an ergonomic innovation that speeds up service without compromising accessibility. The bottles are cradled by leather-wrapped hexagonal brass handles fabricated to facilitate pinpoint steering and a firm grip. Built-in caddies positioned below house leather-lined serving trays for the bartender to butler rounds built for a table.  The leather-matted low cabinet is ideal to store backup bottles or tools stowed in a Moore & Giles Meehan Bag. The long cabinet conceals a handmade brass-bound wooden bin, accessible from either side of the cart via a sliding drawer, which may be lined to dispose of watery service ice. The shallow drawer above the long cabinet is perfect for coasters, the PDT Cocktail Book and bar tools. To maintain consistent and unfettered access to the bin and drawer the long pocket doors utilize sophisticated internal hardware that allows them to slide inconspicuously into the body of the cart.  The knife handle construction and aesthetics, which inspired the Sidecar’s stainless steel frame, are revisited in the exposed pins along the wooden bar that guards carefully spaced rows of thin brass rods forming orderly bins for storage of tumblers, highballs, pilsner, wine and cocktail glasses. Polished brass handles are flush mounted into each Tuscan leather inlaid door to prevent interference with the server’s shins. The Sidecar rolls (or rests) on precision-turned casters fabricated for concert grand pianos. Solid brass and wrapped with a protective coating to preserve delicate floors: the wheels swivel and lock with precision. A tribute to it’s functionality on either side and an allusion to the classic cognac cocktail, the Sidecar also serves as a handsome hutch to showcase decanters or prized bottles; and is the ideal place to store bar tools and glassware.”last_img read more

Les éducateurs en arts honorés lors de la Semaine de léducation

first_imgLa musique, les arts dramatiques, les arts visuels et la danse, les quatre piliers des arts, étaient en vedette aujourd’hui 20 avril lors du lancement de la Semaine de l’éducation en Nouvelle-Écosse. Célébrée chaque année depuis 1935, la Semaine de l’éducation célèbre l’engagement des enseignants et des autres partenaires en éducation envers leurs élèves et leurs sujets. « Les enseignants de la Nouvelle-Écosse travaillent de façon inlassable, » a dit le premier ministre Rodney MacDonald. « Ils sont responsables d’inspirer les jeunes de la province et de former nos futurs leaders. » Cette année, 23 enseignants et cinq partenaires ont reçu les prix de la Semaine de l’éducation. Des activités auront lieu à l’échelle de la province cette semaine afin de marquer le thème de cette année « Les arts vivants! ». Les écoles organiseront des expositions d’art, des concerts, des cafés et des pièces de théâtre. « L’éducation artistique enseigne aux élèves à penser de façon créative et critique, et à résoudre les problèmes de façon novatrice, » a dit Judy Streatch, ministre de l’Éducation. « Ce sont des compétences nécessaires pour devenir des citoyens bien équilibrés au 21e siècle. » L’éducation artistique contribue non seulement au bien-être et au succès des élèves de la Nouvelle-Écosse, mais elle améliore aussi l’économie culturelle et créative. Un rapport publié plus tôt cette année par le Nova Scotia Cultural Action Network, indique que malgré le trouble économique actuel, le secteur culturel et créatif de la province continue de croître. « La Nouvelle-Écosse a un riche patrimoine qui est imprégné des arts et de la culture, » a affirmé le premier ministre MacDonald. « Les éducateurs en arts inspirent de grands artistes, acteurs, danseurs et musiciens. Ils ne font pas que former nos artistes, ils continuent aussi de renforcer un secteur traditionnel et essentiel à l’économie de la province. » La Semaine de l’éducation est un effort de coopération entre le Syndicat des enseignants de la Nouvelle-Écosse, l’Association des conseils scolaires de la Nouvelle-Écosse, la Fédération des associations foyer-école de la Nouvelle-Écosse, la Fédération des parents acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse, la Association of Nova Scotia Educational Administrators et le ministère de l’Éducation.last_img read more

CID nabs 2 over murder of 2 TMC workers

first_imgKolkata: The state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has nabbed two persons on Tuesday night from Digha in East Midnapore, for allegedly murdering two Trinamool Congress workers on June 10 at Jagaddal. On the day of the incident, two Trinamool workers identified as Md Halim and Md Mustaque were talking in front of their houses, when miscreants hurled multiple crude bombs at them and fled. Halim died on the spot while Mustaque was declared brought dead by the doctor of Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial (JNM) Hospital in Kalyani. Later, three persons were arrested. The accused persons are locally known as BJP workers who had allegedly attacked the Trinamool workers post the Lok Sabha 2019 election results. Several more accused named in the FIR are still on the loose.last_img read more

Ottawas mishandling of Jordans Principle means gaps delays and denials for First

first_imgTrina Roache APTN National NewsThe Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ordered for the full implementation of Jordan’s Principle to ensure equal healthcare for Indigenous children in a decision released Tuesday.The order was part of the long-awaited ruling released Tuesday that detailed how Canada discriminates against Indigenous people in its policies and funding of child welfare on-reserve.The goal of Jordan’s Principle is to ensure Indigenous children on-reserve have equal access to healthcare.“(Indigenous Affairs) is also ordered to cease applying its narrow definition of Jordan’s Principle and to take measures to immediately implement the full meaning and scope of Jordan’s principle,” the tribunal said in its 182-page. “More than just funding, there is a need to refocus the policy of the program to respect human rights principles and sound social work practice.”Who pays for health services on-reserve – the province, Indigenous and Northern Affairs, or Health Canada – can be complicated. Jordan’s Principle dictates care for the child first and fight over who pays later.Despite the House of Commons unanimously adopting Jordan’s Principle in 2007, Indigenous Affairs went on to define the principle so narrowly, that it said no cases existed.‎The human rights tribunal didn’t agree.“Such an approach defeats the purpose of Jordan’s Principle and results in service gaps, delays and denials for First Nations children on reserve,” the decision said.Jordan’s Principle is named after Jordan River Anderson, a young boy with severe special needs from Manitoba’s remote Norway House Cree Nation. He died in hospital while the province and federal government fought over his care. He never got to see his home.Ottawa came up with a complicated definition. It only applied the principle to situations in which there was a dispute between the federal government and the province over who should pay for a service needed by a child on-reserve with multiple disabilities requiring multiple health services.“It is Health Canada’s and AANDC’s narrow interpretation of Jordan’s Principle that results in there being no cases meeting the criteria for Jordan’s Principle,” the tribunal ruled. “Jordan’s Principle is meant to apply to all First Nations children. There are many other First Nations children without multiple disabilities who require services, including child and family services. Having to put a child in care in order to access those services, when those services are available to all other Canadians is one of the main reasons this Complaint was made.”Tribunal panel members heard hundreds of hours of testimony over 76 days of hearings. Thousands of documents were submitted in a fight that began in 2007 when Cindy Blackstock, a First Nations’ child welfare advocate along with Assembly of First Nations, filed a human rights complaint.The panel found Canada’s position “unreasonable, unconvincing and not supported by the preponderance of evidence in this case.”In an interview last December, Blackstock said documents show a federal bureaucracy working to protect politicians over the needs of Indigenous children.“It’s very clear to me they completely didn’t get it,” Blackstock said at the time. “Or even if they did get it, they felt the moral course was to deny children services and I think that’s unconscionable. There shouldn’t be more red tape for them to jump, there shouldn’t be longer waits. They shouldn’t be denied services because they’re First Nations’ children.”Three years ago, Mi’kmaw woman Maurina Beadle, took the federal government to court for not providing equal healthcare services for her son Jeremy Meawasige, who has special needs.When Beadle had a stroke in 2010, her band the Pictou Landing First Nation in Nova Scotia, picked up the tab for Jeremy’s extra home care. But argued that it was a cost Ottawa should cover. And not doing so made it a case of Jordan’s Principle.The courts agreed. Beadle won her case.A year later, Ottawa appealed. And an internal federal document puts that decision squarely at the feet of then Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt, who was defeated in October’s election.“Minister Valcourt, the federal lead for Jordan’s Principle, decided to have the Crown appeal the decision on May 6, 2013, on the principle that the Judge erred in his interpretation of JP,” noted a memo labelled “secret.”Ottawa had consistently argued no cases of Jordan’s Principle existed.Emails between federal officials at Health Canada paint a different picture.“There will likely be more cases coming forward so we will definitely need a good tracking system,” the documents said.Blackstock pointed to a April 15, 2013 document, which summarizes a call between officials with Health Canada and Aboriginal and Northern Affairs discussing how to narrow the impact of Beadle’s court victory.The memo detailed how two bureaucrats decided the Pictou Landing case “will be labelled as a JP case, that way it can be treated as an isolated case and the interim remedy can be limited to this case alone.”Blackstock said that document showed how the Harper government saw Jordan’s Principle as a way of limiting the services for kids.A lot has changed since these emails and briefing notes were volleyed back and forth between bureaucrats. The Liberals now form a majority government.The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has issued its report. Recommendation Number 3: “We call upon all levels of government to fully implement Jordan’s Principle.”In its decision, the tribunal left the remedies – how government should fix this problem – for a later date. Reaction from the Liberal Government is still to come.Blackstock and the Assembly of First Nations will hold a press conference later Tuesday.Back in December, when Blackstock still had her fingers crossed over the tribunal decision, she said whatever changes happen, it’s not just about more money for child welfare and health services for First Nations.“The bureaucracy is still in place,” said Blackstock. “And their particular goal appears to be to have protected the minister and they didn’t make the effort to really ensure that children were the focal point of benefitting from federal services. I’m hoping we see that change.For Blackstock, it’s a matter of making sure that memo makes it through the red tape.“I’m hoping the federal government immediately instructs the bureaucrats to make sure these changes reach down into the levels of kids,” she said.troache@aptn.calast_img read more

Ban Kimoon mourns death of UN police officer in Kosovo

Kynol Ivor, 25, was part of the Ukrainian Formed Police Unit (FPU) and was killed in an operation undertaken – jointly by the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and the NATO-led Kosovo Force, or KFOR – to reclaim the courthouse in North Mitrovica which was stormed and occupied on 14 March. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said that he “calls on all parties to refrain from violence and to engage in a constructive dialogue and work together to promote security and stability in Kosovo.”Extending his condolences to the officer’s family, the Secretary-General also thanked the Ukrainian Government for its “dedicated commitment” to the UN’s work in Kosovo.Also mourning the policeman’s death, a senior UNMIK official today said the recent violence is “unacceptable” and will not be tolerated.“Our condolences go to the family of the Ukrainian police officer who was killed by this mob, who was murdered by this mob,” said the Secretary-General’s Principal Deputy Special Representative in Kosovo, Larry Rossin, at a press briefing.Characterizing the 14 March attack on the courthouse as an “orchestrated occupation,” he said that there had been several attempts to persuade Serbia’s Minister for Kosovo Slobodan Samardzic, as well as Kosovo Serb political figures in Mitrovica, to resolve the situation peacefully.Despite such communications, the courthouse continued to be occupied by some 40 people, including some officers of the Serbian Ministry of the Interior,” Mr. Rossin noted. Additionally, UNMIK received information that those who carried out the courthouse attack were planning to occupy another UN building in the area.After planning and consulting with both KFOR and the Police Commissioner, he said he authorized the operation which began early yesterday morning to regain control of the courthouse and restore law and order.Despite originally starting out peacefully, the situation deteriorated into violence, with a mob attacking first with rocks, then with Molotov cocktails. Shortly after, UN police and KFOR troops came under direct gunfire and hand grenade attacks, resulting in 42 UN police officers and 22 KFOR troops sustaining injuries.“I hesitate to call them demonstrators, because demonstrating implies peacefully and this was far, far beyond the limit of what is acceptable,” Mr. Rossin said of the mob.He added that 32 of those occupying the courthouse were temporarily detained, processed and released back to North Mitrovica. “Criminal investigations into all these illegal acts, including murder and attempted murder, perpetrated on UNMIK and on KFOR soldiers are ongoing and we firmly intend to bring those responsible for these crimes to justice.”The situation in the area is now calm, but tense, Mr. Rossin observed, urging all to respect the rule of law and to allow UNMIK to carry out its mandate.Last month, the Assembly of Kosovo’s Provisional Institutions of Self-Government declared independence from Serbia, and since then the Secretary-General has underlined the need for restraint from all sides. 18 March 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his deep sadness at the death of a United Nations police officer during yesterday’s violent clashes in Mitrovica in the north of Kosovo. read more

UN and partners scale up malaria response for two million Somalis at

17 October 2011The United Nations and its partners are escalating their response measures to prevent a malaria outbreak in Somalia, where two million people already suffering from drought, famine and conflict are at higher risk of contracting the disease during the current rainy season. “The health of many Somalis is already extremely compromised due to the drought and famine, especially children suffering from malnutrition. With the rains come an increased risk of malaria,” said Sikander Khan, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Somalia representative.“We must act as swiftly as possible to prevent deaths due to this deadly disease. We are working with our partners on prevention as well as providing treatment services as necessary,” he said.Malaria, which is caused by a parasite transmitted to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes, kills nearly 800,000 people around the world every year with most of the deaths occurring in Africa.To protect the population, UNICEF, World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have engaged in a large-scale campaign which consists of distributing protection kits according to each region’s needs and educating people on the ways to prevent and treat the disease.In drought-affected regions such as Hiran, Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabelle, Lower Juba and Middle Juba in south-central Somalia, 280,000 long-lasting insecticide treated nets will be distributed in the next weeks to over 140,000 households in addition to the 79,000 nets which have already been distributed since July.In Mogadishu, where nets are not practical, 45,000 households will receive indoor spraying which will protect them for three to four months, and will be re-sprayed in March and April next year.Health facilities throughout high-risk areas will be equipped with 560,000 doses of anti-malaria drugs as well as with the ability to provide one million rapid diagnostic tests and the capacity to treat cases.The campaign is financially supported by the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFTAM) and the United Kingdom Department for International Development.“With these investments in prevention and treatment, and by encouraging people to seek treatment quickly, we can avoid the tragic impact malaria has on people’s lives,” said Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of the Global Fund.The number of malaria cases in Somalia has decreased by 57 per cent in recent years, from 1.73 million cases in 2005 to 740,000 cases in 2009. This is largely due to the development of new, more effective drugs, rapid diagnostic tests and long-lasting insecticide-treated nets, all of which did not exist 10 years ago, as well as the increase in international funding to prevent the disease. read more

Grad Spotlight fitness and nutrition enthusiast Paul Lejkowski

Paul Lejkowski (BKin ’03)Paul Lejkowski (BKin ’03) is a Brock University kinesiology graduate who credits professors Maureen Connolly and David Gabriel for having positively affected his life and career path.  Lejkowski is the proud owner of Sport Balance & Nutrition in Burlington. He was recently chosen by Cambridge’s Who’s Who’s executive director of global branding and networking, Donald Trump Jr., as the 2011 Professional of the Year for the nutrition and fitness industry.What attracted you to Brock University?I attended Brock University because of all the positive feedback I had heard. Once here, I was astonished with the care and attention professors provided to each student. Brock educators would always make time for you.What activities were you involved with at Brock?I was a member of men’s volleyball team (under Jessie Knight as a coach) and I participated in many intramural activities. Intramurals was a great way to meet fellow Brock students, as my school work and involvement in varsity sports didn’t allow much time for a social life.How has Brock changed your life?The impact that Brock University had on my life is indescribable in one short paragraph. Meeting brilliant professors who were honoured in their professional fields was amazing. Through them I learned that anything is possible as long as you remain on your path and always look at the big picture.What is the most rewarding part of your career?The most rewarding part of my career has been helping people and making their lives healthier by educating them about healthy lifestyle.I credit my career path to Professor Maureen Connolly. Since taking Professor Connolly’s nutrition course, my vision and goals have changed. My initial dream to become a physiotherapist was not a dream anymore. Instead of helping people recover from injuries, I decided I wanted to help people prevent them and provide them with the tools they need to forever be healthy. Today, as a successful owner of self-started company, I’ve helped thousands of people change their lives. What’s most rewarding is hearing my clients’ stories of the impact they have made on their family and friends by simply sharing what I had taught them about healthy lifestyle.What is your greatest professional achievement?Without a doubt, aside from attaining several degrees and certificates in kinesiology, physiotherapy and advanced nutrition, my greatest professional achievement was receiving a phone call from Mr. Trump Jr. congratulating me on my accomplishments, dedication and passion I have brought to the fitness and nutrition industry. He called to let me know that I was a nominee for Fitness Professional of the Year. In March 2011, I was honoured as the recipient of the award.What is your “other side of the brain”? I have always been athletic so I’m constantly involved in sports. During the summer I like to join beach volleyball leagues and enjoy golfing with many of my clients whom I consider great friends. On the other side, I also love to read so that I can stay on top of my education and research. I suppose the hard learned habits from studying at Brock stuck with me.What do you want most out of life?I would like to change and improve as many lives as I can and continue to educate others to better their lives through the sound nutrition and training program that I have developed (SBN 90). I hope that my clients continue to take what I taught them to educate others. I’d be happy knowing that the knowledge I have imparted is making a difference in people’s lives.What advice do you have for new graduates?Nothing will give you more satisfaction in life knowing that you have set goals for yourself, pursued them, achieved them and surpassed them. “Self-discipline is the key to personal greatness. It is the magic quality that opens all doors for you, and makes everything else possible. With self-discipline, the average person can rise as far and as fast as their talents and intelligence can take them. But without self-discipline, a person with every blessing of background, education and opportunity will rarely rise above ordinariness.” (Taken from The Power of Discipline by Brian Tracy). In other words, it’s easy to do something when you feel like it. But it’s self-discipline that pushes you to do something when you don’t feel like it. This type of attitude will keep you on the right track and bring you closer to achieving your goals.Lejkowski can be contacted at or 905-617-0171 read more

New Africa development plan embodies vision for advancement UN official says

Addressing the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development which began in Johannesburg, K.Y. Amoako, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, attributed the current mood of optimism to the cohesion shown by Africa’s leaders.”I believe that we would never have come so far had it not been for the political unity and leadership demonstrated here in Africa,” said Mr. Amoako, calling NEPAD a “robust” framework that recognizes diversity among countries. Concerning implementation of the initiative, Mr. Amoako said key areas for attention include sound policy-making, market access and mutual accountability. NEPAD, he told those assembled, “attempts to make the whole greater than the sum of the parts and tries to put wind in your sails of reform.”Today’s meeting marked the start of three days of intensive talks in what is the largest gathering of Ministers and experts dealing with economic policy in Africa on NEPAD since its endorsement at the inaugural summit of the African Union in Durban in July 2002. In addition to the Ministers, the meeting has attracted the participation of more than 500 officials, including central bank governors, leading academics and researchers, as well as civil society and private sector representatives. read more

Chevrolet puts Motor Codes at heart of UKs best service campaign

The innovative deal offers buyers of all new Chevrolets a five-year warranty, five-years free servicing, five years roadside assistance, five years of free annual vehicle health checks and free MoT test cover until the car is five years old. “Motor Codes will form a key part of our customer-facing strategy as we push the Chevrolet brand forward from the strong base we have established in the UK,” commented Mark Terry, Chevrolet UK MD. “We are offering our customers the best ever commitment to quality and aftersales service and having the support of Motor Codes gives our offer even more credibility and essential reassurance.” The manufacturer’s ‘Five-Year Promise’ goes above and beyond the industry-wide standards set by Motor Codes, delivering its customers what it describes as the ‘UK’s best service campaign’. The integration of the Code by Chevrolet comes in the same week that Motor Codes revealed that 93% of its customers would recommend the garage to friends and family. The survey of over 3,700 motorists reflects the satisfaction felt by millions of Motor Codes customers, plus those that used the Garage Finder more than 200,000 times this year to find a garage they could trust. For a garage you can trust, use the Garage Finder at and for free independent advice, call the Motor Codes Advice Team free on 0800 692 0825.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) “We’re delighted that Chevrolet has chosen to integrate Motor Codes with its latest high-profile campaign. The move reinforces the message that our Codes of Practice offer the confidence that motorists need to have in new cars, garages and warranties,” said Chris Mason, Motor Codes director. Chevrolet has been in the UK for five years and is celebrating by offering its customers a comprehensive aftersales package with the trust and reassurance of Motor Codes at its heart. read more

OSU defensive end Nick Bosa creating his own image as a Buckeye

OSU freshman defensive end Nick Bosa (97) makes a tackle on Indiana sophomore running back Mike Majette (24) during the first half on Oct. 8. The Buckeyes won 38-17. Credit: Alexa MavrogianisWith Ohio State leading 31-17 near the 10-minute mark of the fourth quarter against Indiana, coach Urban Meyer needed a defensive stop. He sent in the goal line package to combat a fourth-and-one at the OSU four yard line.A score by the Hoosiers would put OSU on its heels for the rest of the game. But a familiar No. 97 in scarlet didn’t allow that to happen. Freshman defensive end Nick Bosa penetrated Indiana’s offensive line and made the initial hit on junior running back Devine Redding, halting him at the line of scrimmage and forcing the Indiana offense to retreat to the sideline still trailing by 14. There was no shrug, no hair sticking out of the back of the younger Bosa’s helmet, only a roar from a crowd of over 107,000 embracing Bosa for who he is, not who his brother was.“I was just excited to get on the field on fourth down and have the opportunity to make the play for my team,” Bosa said. “They put the people in on goal line for a reason, just knocked them back, shed the block and made a tackle for loss.”It’s fairly safe to say that anybody who paid attention to OSU football, or the realm of college football, knows the name Joey Bosa. As a two-time All-American, two-time first-team All-Big Ten, 2014 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and third-overall draft pick, the older Bosa set a precedent with the Buckeyes that his younger brother has almost unfairly been forced to meet.Nick Bosa said he knows there is pressure, but he doesn’t necessarily feel it because of his confidence in his abilities.“I didn’t listen to the hype too much,” Bosa said. “Coach (Larry Johnson) made it very easy for me to transition and he knew that there was going to be some pressure. But he kept working on getting me better and my teammates helped me too.”Coming off of a torn ACL in his final high-school season at St. Thomas Aquinas in Florida, Bosa wasn’t able to participate in camp when he enrolled in Columbus last spring. Defensive line coach Larry Johnson has been in charge of bringing Bosa along at a pace he’s comfortable with, just one year after a serious injury.Associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said Johnson has done a remarkable job with Bosa, especially given the skillset of the No. 1 consensus weakside defensive end in the 2016 recruiting class.“For a guy his age to do the things he does physically … it’s rare,” Schiano said. “He’s very strong and he plays with great technique which young guys usually don’t. He’s well-trained.”Bosa made four tackles against Indiana last week, including 1.5 tackles for loss. For the season, he has 13 total tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks. At this time in Joey Bosa’s freshman year, he had 10 tackles and no tackles for loss or sacks. As time trots forward, Bosa may take on a larger role for Meyer and the defense.Bosa said it took a couple games for him to get acclimated again after rehabilitating his injury. However, it’s becoming more apparent each week that Bosa is on a path to becoming a dominant force on the defensive line.“We probably just have to play him probably a bit more as he’s getting healthy and more involved in the defense,” Meyer said after the game. “So obviously he’s a guy that, the last name, high expectations. I think he’s starting to fulfill them.” read more

Eddie Irvine sentenced to six months in jail after Milan nightclub brawl

first_imgEX-FORMULA ONE driver Eddie Irvine has been sentenced to six months in prison for brawling over a woman in an Italian nightclub.The incident, for which Gabriele Moratti, the son of the then-Milan mayor, also received a six-month sentence, took place in December 2008, when the two men came to blows at the city’s Hollywood night spot, a court was told.Irvine claimed Moratti struck him first while the Italian alleged the former F1 driver had smashed a glass in his face.However, Irvine will not serve any of his sentence as in Italian law all sentences under two years are automatically suspended.Irvine retired in 2002 after 10 years as an F1 racer, including a four-year spell at Italian team Ferrari.© AFP, 2014Rodman apologises for North Korea outburst, blames drinkUCI sets up 3-man panel to investigate doping past and ‘Armstrong collusion’last_img read more

Sanchez eyes Champions League glory with Man United

first_imgChilean forward Alexis Sanchez is dreaming of finally winning the Champions League at Manchester United.Sanchez has enjoyed a stellar career in Europe after representing Udinese, Barcelona, Arsenal and now United.The 30-year-old has won many domestic honours at club level with La Liga and two FA Cups being his most notable achievements.Aside from that, Sanchez also won the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup at Barcelona but never managed to win the Champions League during his three-year spell at Camp Nou.Ironically, the Blaugrana won the competition a year after Sanchez left them for Arsenal in a £31.7m deal in the summer of 2014.Now the Chile international hopes to make up for that by helping the in-form United lift the Champions League trophy again after 11 years.The Red Devils will take on Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain for the first leg of their last-16 clash on Tuesday at Old Trafford.“The Champions League is a dream for any footballer,” said Sanchez, according to Sky Sports.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I lived with that dream at Barcelona and saw what it was like. I hope I can win it one day and why not here?“We have got through the group stage and PSG are next. It’s a big test but it’s 180 minutes of football – anything can happen.“United are a club with so much history and is capable of beating any rival.“If we win at Old Trafford and we don’t concede, then I think we would be favourites for the second leg.“I think we can do that and I see this United team with a lot of chances to score in Paris.”Sanchez made a 20-minute cameo on Saturday as United defeated Fulham 3-0 in the Premier League to move into the top four in the standings.The match between United and PSG will begin at 9:00 PM (CET) on Tuesday.LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 09: Tim Ream of Fulham battles for possession with Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Manchester United at Craven Cottage on February 9, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)last_img read more

Supreme Court to hear decide sensitive cases like Ayodhya

first_imgNew Delhi: Upon reopening on July 1 after a six-week summer vacation, the Supreme Court will deal with very sensitive issues, including the Ayodhya land dispute, review pleas in Rafale case and the contempt case against Rahul Gandhi for wrongly attributing to the court his “chowkidar chor hai” slogan. The top court, which would function with its full judicial strength of 31 judges under the stewardship of Chief Justice (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, is likely to deliver its verdict in the review pleas in Rafale case. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us The petitions, including the one filed by ex-Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, and lawyer Prashant Bhushan, seek review of the apex court’s December 14, 2018, judgment dismissing all pleas challenging procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. Also, a three-judge bench headed by the CJI would decide the fate of BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi’s contempt plea against Gandhi for wrongly attributing to the top court his “chowkidar chor hai” jibe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Gandhi, however, has already tendered unconditional apology for it and sought closure of the case. The outcome of the in-camera mediation proceedings, undertaken by a three-member panel headed by former apex court judge Justice F M I Kallifulla, to find an amicable solution to the politically-sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute, would be watched with bated breath. Advertise With Us The mediation committee, which also comprises spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu, is “optimistic” about finding an amicable solution to the vexatious dispute. It has been granted time till August 15 by a five-judge bench headed by the CJI. Fourteen appeals have been filed in the SC against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya be divided equally among three parties – the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. Besides these, the SC will have to deal with a PIL seeking a probe and lodging of an FIR against activist lawyers Indira Jaising, Anand Grover and their NGO ‘Lawyers Collective’ for allegedly violating rules relating to receipt and utilisation of foreign funds. The PIL has been filed by ‘Lawyers’ Voice’, a voluntary organisation of advocates. The top court would also dealing with the PIL of lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay challenging the constitutional validity of Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and limits Parliament’s power to make laws for the state. The top court would also be dealing a host of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A, which provides special rights and privileges to natives of Jammu and Kashmir. On February 11, the Jammu and Kashmir government had sought permission from the Supreme Court to circulate a letter to parties for adjourning the hearing on pleas saying that there was no “elected government” in the state.last_img read more

Get Amazing Discounts On The WhiteSmoke Writing Assistant Subscriptions – Limited Time

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TravelBrands latest promos include agent perks client savings

first_img Wednesday, June 5, 2019 MISSISSAUGA — Travel agents can earn rewards points and a gas card, plus save clients on their next family vacation with TravelBrands’ latest promotions.A free $50 gas card is available to agents for every five car rentals they book between June 1-30, 2019. This offer is applicable to new online bookings made during the promotional period, and is valid for travel at any time for any destination serviced by the following suppliers: Avis; Budget; Hertz; Dollar Rent A Car; Thrifty Car Rental; Enterprise; Alamo, and National.In addition, TravelBrands has launched a family-focused promotion that also runs until June 30. The offer allows those booking a qualifying resort to receive a $250 discount, based on a family of four.Clients can choose from a wide range of resorts located in the Riviera Maya, Cancun, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, with each property offering varying savings and deals in addition to the $250 discount.Participating resorts include:More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamRIVIERA MAYABarceló Maya Grand Resort; Barceló Maya Palace; Catalonia Playa Maroma; Sandos Caracol Eco Resort; Sandos Playacar Beach Resort; Ocean Coral and Turquesa; Iberostar Selection Paraíso Maya; Iberostar Paraíso BeachCANCUNSandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort; Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & SpaLOS CABOSSandos Finisterra Los CabosPUERTO VALLARTAHilton Puerto Vallarta Resort; The Hacienda at Hilton Puerto Vallarta ResortRIVIERA NAYARITIberostar Selection Playa MitaPUNTA CANAGrand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa; and VIK Hotel ARENA BLANCAPlus, travel agents who book their clients in the qualifying period will earn 10,000 Loyalty Rewards points. The TravelBrands Loyalty Rewards program allows agents to collect points and redeem them for a multitude of rewards, including merchandise, travel, gift cars and the chance to donate to multiple foundations and charities.For more information go to Travelweek Group Tags: TravelBrands TravelBrands’ latest promos include agent perks & client savingscenter_img Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Activists Kuwait UAE sentences for tweets

first_imgKUWAIT CITY (AP) – Twitter users in two Gulf Arab countries received prison terms Monday, rights activist said, in the latest sign of widening crackdowns in the region on social media for posts considered offensive or against state security.The court decisions in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are likely to bring renewed protests from international rights groups accusing Gulf authorities of using codes against dissent to try to muzzle open expression on the Internet. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone In Kuwait, a court sentenced a Twitter user, Musaab Shamsah, to five years in prison after he was convicted of insulting the Prophet Muhammad, said activist Nawaf al-Hendal.Sahmsah was arrested following a Twitter post he allegedly made in May that made references to the descendants of Islam’s prophet. The post, since taken down, could be taken as endorsing Shiite beliefs in the Sunni-ruled country.In the UAE, a state worker, Waleed al-Shehhi, received a two-year sentence and a fine of 500,000 dirhams ($137,000) after conviction on state security charges for Twitter posts in May about the trial of 94 people suspected of ties to an Islamist faction, which authorities claim seeks to undermine the country’s ruling system, said prominent UAE activist Ahmed Mansoor.In July, 69 of the defendants were convicted of trying to overthrow the state.There was no immediate comment from authorities in either country on the cases.In Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, three lawyers are facing trial over social media posts allegedly criticizing authorities.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sobercenter_img Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Patients with chronic pain give advice 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Sponsored Stories last_img read more