爱上海,上海419论坛,上海龙凤419 - Powered by Brin Charalambos!

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

Free DSLR Camera Overlays for Video Projects

first_imgGive your video footage an in-camera perspective with these free DSLR simulation overlays!Style your footage up with these cool DSLR camera overlays that can be used in any non-linear editing.  Although these packs were intended for video editing, they can also be applied in a image editing app (like Photoshop) for use with stills.Planet 5D Camera OverlayThe first camera LCD overlay comes from Premiumbeat blog favorite, Planet5D.com.  This DSLR camera overlay pack includes .png image files with transparency that can be easily laid over video footage in your editing application.  These overlays include both DSLR still and video shooting modes, with focused/unfocused and on/off options.  Save a ton of time by not having to build these camera simulator overlays yourself!More info & download the LCD display overlays for your video projects.Crazy Delcy Video & DSLR Camera OverlaysAnother great camera overlay pack for video editing.  Great for giving your footage the look of home-videos, surveillance cam or trendy fashion photography (photo above uses this overlay).  This simulator pack includes everything that you need to customize the look of the camera overlay, as each element of the display is broken out in Photoshop and Illustrator files, as well as the font file.  Use this camera overlay pack and then give your video footage a unique color treatment to really pull off the in-camera look.More info and download the video & DSLR camera overlays.last_img read more

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

Sharapova receives US Open wildcard for first post-ban Slam

first_imgView comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH bags silver medal in men’s sepak takraw LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova of Russia will play her first Grand Slam event since serving a 15-month doping suspension after receiving a wildcard Tuesday into the US Open.The move by the US Tennis Association (USTA) comes after Sharapova, ranked 148th this week, was rejected for a wildcard spot into the French Open and missed Wimbledon with a thigh injury.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m sure this is a great moment for her to have an opportunity to be back to a place where she has done so well,” ninth-ranked Venus Williams said.World number six dismissed any notion it would be wrong to give Sharapova a wildcard, saying, “Either way it’s not a controversy. I don’t have a problem with that.”Sharapova has withdrawn from US Open warm-up tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati the past two weeks after suffering a left forearm injury at Stanford.In her first US match since March 2015, Sharapova defeated American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 at Stanford.But in the triumph, Sharapova suffered the forearm injury that has sidelined her since, even after arriving in Cincinnati hopeful of playing as a wildcard in the final major tuneup before the US Open.“Following the doctor’s advice on-site, as a precaution for the US Open, I am unfortunately withdrawing from the tournament with the left forearm injury I sustained in Stanford,” Sharapova said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Former world number one Sharapova won the 2006 US Open as well as Wimbledon in 2014, the 2008 Australian Open and the 2012 and 2014 French Opens.Sharapova will also speak to youth about the benefits of the anti-doping program and the need for players to be vigilant about the banned substance list, something she admitted not doing when she did not catch meldonium being added to the ban list in 2016.“Additionally, Sharapova has volunteered to speak to young tennis players at the USTA national campus about the importance of the tennis anti-doping program and the personal responsibility each player has to comply with the program’s requirements,” the USTA said.Sharapova has shaken off criticism from rival players about wildcards and the French Open snub, tweeting after being denied a spot at Roland Garros, “If this is what it takes to rise up again, then I am in it all the way, everyday. No words, games or actions will ever stop me from reaching my own dreams. And I have many.”Players in Cincinnati for this week’s WTA event welcomed Sharapova back into Grand Slam tennis.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sharapova tested positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open and was suspended by the International Tennis Federation, a ban that ended in April.Since then, Sharapova has needed wildcards to get into tournaments, drawing criticism from some fellow professionals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Her suspension under the terms of the tennis anti-doping program was completed and therefore was not one of the factors weighed in our wildcard selection process,” the USTA said in a statement.“Consistent with past practice, a wildcard was provided to a past US champion who needed the wildcard for entry into the main draw. Previous US Open champions who have received US Open main draw wildcards include Martina Hingis, Lleyton Hewitt, Kim Clijsters and Juan Martin del Potro.”last_img read more

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

Pro Kabaddi 2019: Gujarat Fortunegiants Snap 6-match Losing Streak With Win Over Patna Pirates

first_imgChennai: Gujarat Fortunegiants snapped a six-match losing streak in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 7, with a narrow 29-26 win over Patna Pirates at the Nehru indoor stadium here on Friday.Rohit Gulia’s Super 10 (10 raid points) turned out to be the gamechanger as Pardeep Narwal’s early heroics went in vain. The match began with Narwal taking out Ruturaj Koravi in the opening raid of the game before Fortunegiants’ Rohit Gulia responded with a two-point raid.However, Patna Pirates took control as Narwal lived up to his ‘dubki king’ tag to effect a three-point super raid.Patna Pirates continued riding on the momentum they gathered to inflict an All-Out in the next minute as the scoreline read 10-3.Fortunegiants found a way back as a result of some resolute defence and silly errors from the opposition.The margin came down with Patna Pirates having a four-point lead at half-time.In the second half, Fortunegiants bounced back by inflicting an All-Out to go into the lead.GB More extended it further when he got Mohammad Maghsoudlou and Neeraj Kumar in a single raid.Patna Pirates, however, refused to give up as a Super Raid from Monu and subsequent successful tackles from Hadi Oshtorak meant scores were level at 22-all.Rohit Gulia’s two-point raid later saw Gujarat Fortunegiants having a three-point lead as they looked to close out the match by winding down the clock.In the final minute of the match, Patna Pirates’ Mohammad Maghsoudlou raided Parvesh Bhainswal but it proved to be too little too late as Gujarat Fortunegiants won the tie. Gujarat FortunegiantsPatna Piratespro kabaddi 2019Pro Kabaddi League 2019 First Published: August 23, 2019, 11:45 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com 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

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

Nikki Bella Reveals She Still Cries Over Split with WWE Superstar John Cena

first_imgIt seems Nikki Bella is still mourning the end of her relationship with WWE superstar John Cena. According to a story published in People, Bella opened up about her public breakup with Cena on the latest episode of The Bellas Podcast. Notably, she admitted that she is still in the process of healing nearly a year later from the much public breakup.Answering a fan’s question, she said, “As far as how you get over a breakup, you really have to do the work on yourself,” adding, “You really, truly, have to love yourself and every day dedicate something to you that is making you better.” The 35-year-old wrestling superstar admitted that she still has days where she becomes emotional over the end of her 6-year relationship with Cena.She went on to say, “You also have to let yourself cry. That’s one thing my life coach helped me a lot with, because I still, you guys, get days when I cry about my breakup,” adding, “But we were together a long time, we had an amazing relationship and an amazing bond and a lot of love for each other.”She further elaborated, “But, every day when I need to cry, I let myself cry because crying is healing,” continuing, “And so, when those tears come, I don’t try to hold them in, I find a quiet place and I cry. Also, on top of it, I meditate.”Notably, one-half of The Bella Twins with her twin sister Brie, Nikki is also a two-time WWE Divas Champion and holds the record for the longest reign with that title. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com 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. Brie Bellajohn cenanikki bellawwe First Published: August 24, 2019, 5:13 PM ISTlast_img read more

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

Ronaldo suffers reality check despite Juve win

first_imgAfter just five weeks in Italy, Cristiano Ronaldo had already made an impact on Serie A off the field. On Saturday in Verona, it was time to make an impact on the field. The whole world was watching. Even Pele sent a tweet wishing Ronaldo good luck. The feeling was that he would not need it.Hosts Chievo had finished 13th in Serie A last season. Ronaldo’s salary was three times their entire wage bill. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! As goalkeeper Stefan Sorrentino admitted beforehand, “We knew that we would be facing a side that was already top of the class, anyway, having won seven consecutive Serie A titles, but now they’ve got Cristiano Ronaldo as well and are even stronger!”Only Juve didn’t look any stronger at all. In the end, it was Federico Bernardeschi who proved their saviour, not Ronaldo, with the winger coming off the bench to set up one goal for prodigal son Leonardo Bonucci before netting the winner himself, in injury time.The win was barely deserved, with Juve producing an inconsistent performance made all the more puzzling by the fact that they had been gifted a dream start, with Sami Khedira pouncing on a loose ball in the box to open the scoring after just three minutes of play.Juve dominated possession for the remainder of the half, but did very little with it. With Juan Cuadrado, Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa all supporting Ronaldo in attack, the 33-year-old should not have been short on service.Bonucci Chievo JuventusBut the No.7 was presented with few clear-cut openings. He still went close to scoring, with a shot from just inside the area on the half-hour mark, but the ball rolled the wrong side of the right post.Remarkably, that proved a costly miss, as Chievo levelled just before the break, with Mariusz Stepinski converting Emmanule Giaccherini’s inviting, in-swinging cross with a lovely looping header.It was Chievo’s first shot on target. They also scored with their second, Giaccherini sending Wojciech Szczesny the wrong way with confidently struck penalty in the 56th minute, after Joao Cancelo had clumsily felled the former Juve winger in the area.Giaccherini refused to celebrate; Ronaldo never got a chance to – although not for the want of trying.The former Real Madrid man set about trying to rescue the game on his own, as he has done so many times before during his career, for both club and country. He peppered the Chievo goals with shots but it was Bonucci who levelled matters, nodding in a corner that substitute Bernardeschi had placed right on top of the six-yard box.Cristiano Ronaldo Chievo Juventus Serie A 08182018The stage was, thus, set for Ronaldo to bag the winner and he very nearly won a penalty seconds later but the referee correctly ruled that he had been fouled outside of the area.As it was, Bernardeschi decide the game in Juve’s favour, stabbing in a cross from Alex Sandro to stake a major claim for a starting berth against Lazio next weekend.It was the kind of impact that Ronaldo had been expected to make but this game only served to underline that he – like Juve – will not have it all his own way this season, which should be no bad thing.Massimiliano Allegri had been desperately trying to call for some perspective beforehand, arguing that this would be the Bianconeri’s toughest title defence to date. His pleas had unsurprisingly fallen on deaf ears, with Antonio Cassano going so far as to claim that “it goes without saying that Juve have the title wrapped up until 2022 and Ronaldo will score 40 goals”.And the former Italy international could well be proven right on both counts. But, for now, this was a reminder that Serie A is not to be underestimated. The title race is not a foregone conclusion and Ronaldo will not score in every game.“The Portuguese will certainly experience some difficulties at the beginning,” Alberto Zaccheroni sagely pointed out amid all of the hype and hysteria surrounding the arrival of CR7. “I remember even [Michel] Platini suffered a lot during his first year in Italy.”The Frenchman still went on to become a Juventus legend. Ronaldo will still be expecting to do likewise. It might just not be as straightforward as first thought.last_img read more

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

KL Rahul to lead India A vs England Lions, Ajinkya Rahane named Rest of India skipper

first_imgIndia opener KL Rahul has been named the captain of India A for the second unofficial Test against England Lions at the Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore from February 13. The two teams are currently playing the first four-day match in Wayanad with Ankit Bawne leading the hosts.Rahul will lead a 14-member squad that also has the likes of Karun Nari, Varun Aaron and Shardul Thakur.Rahul has been playing for India A against England Lions in a bid to regain form and put himself in contention for an India comeback. Rahul hasn’t played for the senior national team since the Sydney Test vs Australia in January.Rahul was sent home from Australia after he was suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) along with Hardik Pandya for their borderline sexist and racist comments during their appearance on Koffee With Karan television show.After a long freeze in the process, both their suspensions were temporarily lifted. However, both of them missed the ODI series in Australia. While Hardik Pandya rejoined the India squad during the recently-concluded ODI series in New Zealand, KL Rahul has been playing for India A.Rahul has not managed to find form in the three List A games he has played so far. He was dismissed for 0 on January 31 and failed to convert starts into big knocks in the previous two matches against the England Lions.India chief coach Ravi Shastri has recently made it clear that he would like Rahul to play a lot of A games in order to regain form.advertisementThe India ‘A’ team’s head coach Rahul Dravid also backed the Karnataka opener and said he was not worried about the batsman’s run of low scores.Ajinkya Rahane’s ROI to face Ranji Trophy championsMeanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane has been named as the captain of the Rest of India squad that will face Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha in Irani Trophy, starting February 12 in Nagpur. Saurashtra wicketkeeper Snell Patel, who was in fine form during the business end of Ranji Trophy, along with the likes of Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan have also made it to the squad.India A squad: KL Rahul (Captain), AR Easwaran, Priyank Panchal, Ankeet Bawne, Karun Nair, Ricky Bhui, Siddhesh Lad, K.S. Bharat (wicket-keeper), Shahbaz Nadeem, Jalaj Saxena, Mayank Markande, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Varun AaronRest of India squad: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Anmolpreet Singh, Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Krishnappa Gowtham, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ankit Rajpoot, Tanveer Ul-Haq, Ronit More, Sandeep Warrier, Rinku Singh, Snell PatelAlso Read | We are sorry: New Zealand Cricket after removing banner promoting sexual consentAlso Read | Virat Kohli can bat at No.4 depending on conditions in England: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Won’t be disappointed even if India lose New Zealand T20s, focus is on World Cup: GavaskarAlso See:last_img read more

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

What Boone Pickens Taught Bill Snyder About Work

first_imgBoone Pickens was a speaker at The Concordia 2016 Summit (a public-private conference, whatever that means) this week and did an interview with Tom Brokaw. In it he talked about why he will never retire and relayed a great Bill Snyder (yes, Kansas State’s Bill Snyder) story.“I love to work,” Pickens said. “And people say to me, ‘Well, Boone, you’re 88 years old. You really should retire.’ Well, to hell with you. I’m not going to retire.”Yep, that sounds about right. Here’s the Snyder story.“He’s 10 years younger than me,” said Pickens of Snyder. “We watched a football game together four or five years ago. He said to me ‘I wanted to sit with you today because I maybe have made a mistake.’ I said ‘you retired.’ He said, ‘That’s, right, I retired. I’m retired now. And I don’t know why in the hell I did it.’”“I said, ‘You can’t find people that you want to be with that are productive like you are and you are still a factor in football coaching. And you left early.’ As long as you’re productive, you can carry your weight in the crowd you’re associated with, I don’t see any reason to retire.”This would have been more like 8-9 years ago as Snyder retired from Kansas State in 2005 but came back in 2009. In any case, we would have known who to blame had KSU ruined that 2011 season! Also, I’m pretty sure Tom Brokaw has no clue who Bill Snyder is.h/t Business InsiderIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

5 Reasons Why Every Man Needs a Blue Blazer

first_img What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskey Blue is the new Black – Blue is traditionally the color of trust, honesty and loyalty. The color has direction and provides an aura of calmness to the most stressful situations. It is no wonder that the mere thought of a bright blue cloudless sky evokes feelings of peace and freedom. In today’s chaotic world, it seems that we can all do with a little more blue. You can both wear it and drink it – Not to be outdone by its better known sibling, the Manhattan, the Blue Blazer gives whisky lovers a good reason to look forward to cool fall weather. As described by Jerry Thomas in his 1862 best seller, How to Mix Drinks, the Blue Blazer was known as the world’s first flaming cocktail. Could there be a better way to usher in the fall season than turning your favorite Scotch into a “blazing stream of liquid fire”? 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Handcrafted in New England– It is not enough to be Made in America, but woven in Connecticut’s very own American Woolen Company and handcrafted in Brooklyn this blue blazer screams authentic American heritage. As the domestic maker movement gets more sophisticated, watch for the locally produced apparel and footwear brands that put craftsmanship back into the craft.center_img Editors’ Recommendations A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish Every dude needs an APJ (All Purpose Jacket). Period. We don’t care if you never dress up; you should, and a blue blazer can be like a second skin. We promise you will stand taller once you button that middle blazer button and give yourself a good look in the mirror.At last season’s New York Fashion Week: Men’s, we met Jacob Harrison Long. We talked for so long that we missed some shows. Hearing all about American Woolen Company and how he has brought it back appealed more to us than most of what we saw the entire week.We asked Jacob to give us a little background on this iconic brand and, more importantly, his five reasons on why we all need a blue blazer from his brand:Although you may not be familiar with the American Woolen Company name, in the early part of the 20th century, it was a household name. Employing over 41,000epople, the Company’s 58 wool mills dotted the northeast landscape and provided 20 percent of all wool apparel fabrics. As a sign of its prominence, it hired famed architect Robert Henderson Robertson to build its New York headquarters. Completed in 1909 at 221-227 Fourth Avenue (in the 1960s, the address was changed to 225 Park Avenue South), the American Woolen Company building is still a New York architectural landmark.In 2013, serial entrepreneur Jacob Harrison Long saw an opportunity to reintroduce the craft of fine worsted cloth manufacturing in America through the rebirth of American Woolen Company. After purchasing the American Woolen trademark, Long assembled a team of industry veterans, purchased the famed Warren Mill from Italian luxury goods manufacturer Loro Piana, and set his sights on reinvigorating America’s moribund apparel textile industry.Today, American Woolen Company is a Stafford Springs, Connecticut, designer and manufacturer of fine worsted and luxurious woolen fabrics, as well as an exclusive line of suiting and jacketing. As America’s only vertical worsted/woolen textile mill, American Woolen is dedicated to preserving the art and craft of quality textile manufacturing in America. A purveyor of fine fabrics to select retailers including J.Crew, Hickey Freeman and Bonobos, American Woolen’s fabrics tell the American story.We caught up with Jacob to hear why every American gent needs a classic blue blazer:A classic blue blazer is the most versatile piece in a man’s wardrobe– While Americans cannot take credit for inventing the blazer, we can take credit for popularizing it, particularly among college men between the World Wars. The quintessential blue blazer works for any occasion that calls for a smart-casual or elevated look. The go-to item in a man’s wardrobe, if you only have one blazer, this should be the one.Wool is the miracle fiber– It has been known through the ages that wool is the planet’s most versatile fiber. Not only is the fiber soft and luxurious, it is both durable and comfortable, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Spun into a yarn that is woven into a fabric, wool also resists wrinkling and possesses natural stain resistant qualities. In today’s synthetic world, it is nice that certain things are better left to mother nature.last_img read more

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

BC Ferries Salish Eagle Arrives in British Columbia

first_imgzoom BC Ferries’ second of three new liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered Salish Class vessels,  the Salish Eagle, arrived at its British Columbia home on March 20.The 107-meter long vessel took 38 days to travel 10,440 nautical miles from Gdansk-based Remontowa Shipbuilding, where it was constructed.Once Salish Eagle clears Canadian Customs and final inspections are complete, the ferry will be officially handed over to BC Ferries.On March 21 the ship will proceed to BC Ferries’ refit facility in Richmond to prepare for operational service. It will move to Tsawwassen terminal in mid-April for crew training and familiarization, and to continue to ready the ship for regular operation.“We are proud to welcome Salish Eagle, our second natural gas-fuelled ship, home to B.C. and into our fleet,” Mark Wilson, BC Ferries’ Vice President of Engineering, said.BC Ferries said that Salish Eagle is expected to enter service on the Tsawwassen – Southern Gulf Islands route in late June, while its sister ship, the Salish Orca, will start service on the Comox – Powell River route late next month.The company added that its third Salish Class vessel, the Salish Raven, will depart Poland for British Columbia in April.The Salish Class ships will carry 145 vehicles and up to 600 passengers and crew. With a gross tonnage of 8,728 tons each, the vessels feature two car decks and have a service speed of 15.5 knots.last_img read more

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

Minister Bains outlines digital charter with focus on personal data control

first_imgTORONTO — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says the federal government will look to update the Privacy Act as part of an effort to build greater trust in the digital world.Bains made the commitment at Toronto’s Empire Club of Canada as part of a rollout of a ten-point digital charter aimed at protecting privacy and personal control of data.He says that only though a foundation of trust will society be able to reach its full innovative potential.To reach that aim, Bains says the government will review private sector privacy laws and look to ensure the Competition Bureau has proper enforcement tools.He says the government will also review the Statistics Act and launch a new Data Governance Standardization Collaborative to better manage data governance standards in the country.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first announced the digital charter last week, emphasizing the need to combat hate speech, misinformation and online electoral interference.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

Paddington Bear Joins UNICEF

first_imgVivendi, the global content, media and communications group, owner of the Paddington brand, has announced a long-term partnership with UNICEF, the world’s largest children’s organisation.The partnership will see Paddington, the beloved children’s character becoming a champion for children, and furthering UNICEF’s goal to promote the rights of children all around the world, and to keep them happy, healthy and safe. The partnership was borne out of recognition by both organisations, that the values exemplified by Paddington, of kindness, tolerance, and perseverance in the face of adversity, or marmalade-related mishaps, make him the perfect champion for children’s rights.The partnership’s first activations will happen in the UK, the USA, and Europe and are planned to coincide with the upcoming release of Paddington 2, the hugely anticipated sequel to the 2014 film Paddington, and the 60th anniversary of the first Paddington book, which will be celebrated around the world in 2018.In the UK, Paddington will support UNICEF UK’s campaign around refugee children and will be featured prominently in UNICEF UK’s OutRight campaign, in which millions of children around the UK, learn about their own rights and become empowered to speak out in support of the rights of all children. This year’s campaign will feature the story of the small bear, who has to leave his home in Darkest Peru, and is sent to London with a label around his neck politely asking whoever finds him to ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’ Paddington finds a new family, home and community, with a little help from his friendly nature, politeness, and ability to stand up for himself when needed, by fixing people who have ‘forgotten’ how to behave with a ‘hard stare’. His story will help children in the UK learn, that the right to a home, to be cared for and to an education applies to all children.Activation in the other countries will be communicated over the coming months.Lily Caprani, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF UK, said: “We are living in a time when millions of children around the world are being forced to leave their homes, and to put their trust in the kindness of strangers. As such, it seems especially appropriate and welcome to be working with a partner like Vivendi, and to have a champion like Paddington, whose own story of leaving Darkest Peru and finding a new family and home in a strange country, resonates as strongly and freshly today, as it did when it was first published. With the help of partners like Vivendi and Paddington, we will be able to make sure that millions more people hear about children’s rights, and with their support, build a world in which every child, wherever they are, knows that there will be people like Mr and Mrs Brown, to keep them happy, healthy and safe.”Simon Gillham (OBE), member of the Vivendi Management Board, stated: “We are hugely proud that UNICEF has chosen Paddington as a champion for its campaign to promote the rights of children all around the globe. Paddington is the perfect example of tolerance, love and openness to other cultures, from Peru to the rest of the world.”last_img read more

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

ICE Futures Canada Monday Canola futures prices lower barley unchanged

WINNIPEG — ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’17 unchanged $558.20; Nov. ’17 $1.10 lower $506.20; Jan. ’18 $1.10 lower $510.20; March ’18 $1.20 lower $513.40; May ’18 $1.60 lower $512.80; July ’18 $1.90 lower $512.40; Nov. ’18 $1.90 lower $478.20; Jan. ’19 $1.90 lower $479.00; March ’19 $1.90 lower $481.70; May ’19 $1.90 lower $481.70; July ’19 $1.90 lower $481.70; Nov. ’19 $481.70.Barley (Western): Oct. ’17 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $140.00; March ’18 unchanged $140.00; May ’18 unchanged $140.00; July ’18 unchanged $140.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $140.00; March ’19 unchanged $140.00; May ’19 unchanged $140.00; July ’19 unchanged $140.00; Oct. ’19 $140.00.Monday’s estimated volume of trade: 158,860 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley). Total: 158,860. read more

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

Sri Lanka to create youth centric development plan

Through the ‘#WeAre2030: Youth Dialogue and Incubation Programme,’ it is the vision of all partners to initiate a youth dialogue on entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership in Sri Lanka, so together we can achieve sustainable human development by 2030. (Colombo Gazette) Speaking at the opening session on UNDP’s work on youth and innovation, Jorn Sorensen, Country Director UNDP Sri Lanka stated “As UNDP, we remain committed to the youth empowerment agenda and having young people at the heart of our development work. Over the years we have remained as a key partner working to empower our younger generation. We are working both through UNDP-led initiatives and through inter-agency collaboration within the wider UN system to engage young women and men as transformative actors for change.”Finding one’s purpose, building one’s career is critical, especially as youth stepping into the world. Speaking about the private sector’s role in partnering youth in development, Ms. Saumya Perera, Head of Sustainable Business and Communication, Unilever stated “young people must be considered as partners in all our initiatives, which is why it is great for Unilever to be a part of #WeAre2030 to work together with as many young people alongside other partners”.Parallel to this, together with the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure, the National Youth Services Council and the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) Sri Lanka, the 9 winning teams from the recently conducted social innovation hackathons ‘Hackadev’ in Badulla, Matara and Jaffna are currently in Colombo for the Incubation Programme where over the two days, their solutions will be guided with the support of mentors and seed funding. Addressing the youth at the opening session, Niroshan Perera, State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs stated “It is by accelerating youth development, that we can mainstream young people in development. Hence we can fulfil our vision of creating a youth centric development plan for the country.” The Asia Pacific region is home to 60% of the world’s youth and in Sri Lanka, 23.2% of the population is young people.Through social innovation and entrepreneurship, young people can take control of their futures and have an impact in their communities. Hence this Dialogue comes under the Youth CoLab Programme, introduced by UNDP Asia Pacific, to promote the role of youth entrepreneurship as a driver for social change across 15 countries, including Sri Lanka. The two-day Dialogue, hosted by UNDP together with the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure, the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, the National Youth Services Council (NYSC), the Information and Communications Technology Agency (ICTA) and Unilever brings together young people to create a youth dialogue on entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership in Sri Lanka so together we can achieve the future we want to live in by 2030. Sri Lanka will create a youth centric development plan for the country, the Government said today.#WeAre2030: Youth Dialogue and Incubation Programme,’ a youth dialogue bringing 350+ young people from across the country began today at the BMICH. read more

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

Halton Police identify man found in Lake Ontario last weekend

Halton Regional Police have identified the man whose body was found floating in Lake Ontario last weekend.The man has been identified as 45-year-old Matthew Kevin Brown of Burlington.A post-mortem examination has determined the cause of death to be drowning.Police say the incident is not believed to be criminal but the investigation continues.Investigators want to speak to anyone who may have information on Brown’s whereabouts in the days leading up to the drowning.Anyone with information is asked to contact Dec. Candido Moniz at 905-825-4747 ext. 2312.

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

Budget debt deal teed up for Senate passage Trump signing

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his Senate GOP allies are relying on lots of Democratic votes to propel a hard-won budget and debt deal to the finish line.Passage of the measure Thursday would mark a drama-free solution to a worrisome set of Washington deadlines. It also would that Trump’s allies and adversaries were able to set aside ideology in exchange for relative fiscal peace and stability.The Senate vote expected later Thursday would send the legislation to Trump for his promised signature.The measure would permit the government to resume borrowing to pay all its obligations and sets an overall $1.37 trillion limit on agency budgets approved by Congress every year.It would remove any prospect of a government shutdown in October or the return of automatic spending cuts.Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press read more

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

Cryptocurrency consolidation Canadian bitcoin exchange bought out by Kraken

Cryptocurrency consolidation: Canadian bitcoin exchange bought out by Kraken by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 19, 2016 7:13 am MDT Last Updated Jan 19, 2016 at 8:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – A Canadian bitcoin exchange will be acquired by a San Francisco-based exchange, a move that signals consolidation may be afoot in the so-called cryptocurrency world.Bitcoin exchanges are described as the on-ramps and off-ramps of the bitcoin world, allowing users to trade their cash for the digital currency, or vice versa.Cavirtex, a Canadian exchange, was originally launched in 2011. In April 2015 it was acquired by Coinsetter, a New York-based exchange that targets Wall Street traders.Following the deal, both exchanges continued to operate as separate entities.Kraken, a global bitcoin exchange headquartered in San Francisco, says it will acquire both Cavirtex and Coinsetter for an undisclosed amount, and will consolidate the two exchanges under its own brand. Client accounts will be transferred to the new platform on Jan. 26.Bitcoin is a virtual currency that is not controlled by an authority such as a central bank, and is exchanged through peer-to-peer computer networks.Kyle Kemper, senior vice-president of global business development at Coinsetter, says the deal will provide Canadians using the Cavirtex exchange with more liquidity and the ability to swap their bitcoins for a broader array of foreign currencies.“Before with Cavirtex you were only able to trade the Bitcoin-Canadian dollar pair,” says Kemper.“Now Canadians will also be able to trade Bitcoin-U.S. dollar, Bitcoin-euro, Bitcoin-Great British pound, Bitcoin-Japanese yen.”Kemper says the dramatic spike in the value of bitcoin in 2013 — which skyrocketed to more than US$1,000 before subsequently falling lower — caused a slew of new exchanges to open up shop.Now the exchanges are beginning to consolidate, a sign that Kemper says indicates the cryptocurrency industry is starting to mature.“The industry is definitely maturing,” said Kemper. “The central banks are talking about it. The regular banks are talking about. The technology behind it is getting all sorts of play.”The deal will also see Kraken launch an advertising campaign for Bitcoin in Toronto, encouraging Canadians to purchase the cryptocurrency.“We’ve been servicing the bitcoin community, but now it’s about reaching out to the larger community as well,” said Kemper.Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter. read more

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

Automotive industry to give young people behindthescenes access to manufacturing

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced its latest See Inside Manufacturing (SIM) scheme, which will give youngsters the chance to experience the car manufacturing industry at first hand, in a programme that runs throughout October.SIM, which was first trialled with the automotive industry in 2011, gives companies the chance to open their doors to young people and give them a taste of modern manufacturing, as well as providing a valuable insight into future career opportunities in the industry.While aerospace and food & drink have since joined automotive in taking part in SIM, this year will see seven new sectors added to the tally of participants.These new sectors include nuclear, oil & gas, offshore wind, construction, life sciences, electronics and chemicals.Vince Cable, Business Secretary, said, “See Inside Manufacturing plays an important part in challenging outdated perceptions of manufacturing. In the past year alone it has helped thousands of young people see just how dynamic the industry is, with nearly nine in ten saying they would now consider a career in manufacturing.“Today’s expansion sees seven more sectors involved, including oil and gas, offshore wind and the life sciences, all of which are crucial to supporting the growing UK economy. I share the enthusiasm shown by manufacturers to inspire young people to get involved in these rewarding careers.”Further announcements relating to the events will be made later this month.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

Glencore Sudbury operations recognised with TSM Leadership Award

first_imgFor its outstanding performance in the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative, Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (Sudbury INO) has been recognised with a special TSM Leadership Award. The TSM Leadership Award is granted only when an operation meets or exceeds a level “A” ranking in its results across all of the six performance areas of the TSM initiative (known as protocols) – safety and health, aboriginal and community outreach, crisis management, tailings management, biodiversity conservation management, and energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management.An operation’s TSM results must be externally verified to be eligible for this recognition. In addition to the TSM Leadership Award, Sudbury INO was also recognised with TSM Performance Awards for each of the six performance areas of TSM based on its 2013 results.  “The TSM Leadership Award is a rare distinction. It is given to operations that demonstrate leadership in these key areas. With this award, we celebrate the dedicated employees of Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations for being a role model to other mining operations in Canada,” said Pierre Gratton, President and CEO, the Mining Association of Canada.Marc Boissonneault, Glencore Vice President, said that he was honoured to accept the award on behalf of all employees at Sudbury INO. “Many of the milestones that we have accomplished in our sustainable development performance are a direct result of the contributions of our employees across all levels in our organisation and so this is quite special,” he said. “This award represents our concerted efforts on a number of important fronts, including the advancement of our safety culture to much higher levels. I am especially proud of our employees in this regard as safety is core to everything that we do.”“To see that we have also been recognised for our performance in five other key areas in our sustainable development framework is also quite an honour,” Boissonneault added. “We take pride in being responsible stewards of the environment and we value our relationships with our stakeholders as they are an extension of our business in so many respects.” While the Sudbury INO’s scores reflect leadership across all TSM performance areas, it also stands out for demonstrating best practices in energy use and GHG emissions management. In this area, the operations achieved the highest possible ranking – level “AAA” – across all of the indicators that make up this protocol.Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations joins an elite group of a small number of mine sites that have achieved this distinction in TSM’s 10-year history, including Syncrude Canada’s oil sands facility (awarded in 2007), Barrick Gold’s Hemlo mine (awarded in 2011), Teck’s Elkview Operations (awarded in 2013), Teck’s Cardinal River Operations (awarded in 2014), and Teck Trail Operations (awarded in 2014). Sudbury INO has been mining nickel-copper ores in the Sudbury area of northern Ontario since 1929. Its activities consist of exploration, two underground mines (Nickel Rim South and Fraser Mine), Strathcona Mill and the Sudbury Smelter. The operations are spread throughout the geological formation known as the Sudbury Basin. Nickel and copper are the primary metals, but it also produces cobalt and precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum and palladium. The company employs about 1,300 permanent people.Recently, Sudbury INO achieved 5 million hours without a single lost time injury in their integrated business of exploration, mining, milling and smelting operations, and its Nickel Rim South Mine received the prestigious John T Ryan Award in 2013, recognising the site as the safest metal mine in Ontario. The Mining Association of Canada is the national organisation for the Canadian mining industry. Its members account for most of Canada’s production of base and precious metals, uranium, diamonds, metallurgical coal, mined oil sands and industrial minerals and are actively engaged in mineral exploration, mining, smelting, refining and semi-fabrication.last_img read more

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

Irish people put their spuds in the ground around St Paddys Day

first_img 6 Comments Short URL 487 Views Mar 18th 2017, 12:30 PM ‘Irish people put their spuds in the ground around St Paddy’s Day, believing it to be an auspicious day’ We have somewhat of a pre-parade tradition in the Kelly household of sowing spuds with the children, writes Michael Kelly. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Saturday 18 Mar 2017, 12:30 PM By Michael Kelly Michael Kelly Gardener IT SEEMS APPROPRIATE to have a bit of a chat about potatoes what with it being St Patrick’s Day weekend and all. Traditionally, Irish people put their spuds in the ground on or around St Patrick’s Day, believing it to be an auspicious day on which to do so.We have somewhat of a pre-parade tradition in the Kelly household of sowing spuds with the children. Since it’s always the first outside sowing I do each year, it’s always exciting after a long winter hibernation.We mark out a row in the veg beds, I stick my hands down in to the cold soil around a foot-deep to make a hole, Youngest Girl pops in the seed spud and covers it with soil and then we shuffle on along the row.She talks constantly while we work, peppering me with questions about anything and everything. I say: “Do you ever stop jibber-jabbering?” and she laughs and says: “No”. These are memories to cherish.Fundamentally, potatoes are not difficult to growAll you are doing is basically sticking one of last year’s spuds in the soil which sprouts into a plant, which produces lots of other potatoes. So a single potato is magically transformed into anything from five to fifteen potatoes, which you must admit is sort of miraculous.The most important thing to remember is that potatoes form along the stem between the seed spud and the surface of the soil – the more space you have between the two, the more spuds you get.So, that means either sowing the spud really deep in the soil, or “earthing up” once the plant comes out of the ground – that means, drawing soil up around the stem to force it to grow longer.Potatoes won’t really mind if your soil isn’t great Source: Shutterstock/TwilightArtPicturesIn fact, they will do a good job of helping you to improve it. Sowing spuds is a universally accepted method of helping to turn an unpromisingly poor piece of ground into a vegetable patch.When you grow your own potatoes you also get to try out lots of varieties that aren’t so readily available in the shops (where the Rooster and Kerr’s Pink hold sway) – you can literally grow whatever variety takes your fancy – for example Orla, Home Guard, British Queen, Duke of York, Setanta, Cara, Sarpo Mira and more.I think it’s weird that we’ve become obsessed with imported sweet potatoes as a so-called superfood when the humble spud is just as nutritious and what’s more it’s a seasonal, fresh, local food that also supports Irish jobs.It’s one of the most versatile ingredients we have at our disposal in the kitchen. Very few dinners (in our house at least) do not contain some portion of potatoes, whether they be boiled, baked, roasted, fried, mashed, chipped, or if we’re feeling sassy au gratin, duchesse or dauphine. And if you think supermarket spuds are convenient, well in my view it’s even more convenient to wander down to the veg patch and dig some spuds fresh from the soil – you don’t even have to get in the car.The act of harvesting spuds is pure GIY joy. Rummaging in the soil underneath a potato plant and finding lots of lovely tubers is a moment that gives opening presents on Christmas morning a run for its money.The Basics – PotatoesEffectively there are two types of potatoes – earlies and maincrop. Earlies grow quickly, have no skin worth speaking of, and are usually out of the soil before blight arrives in summer.Maincrop develop later, produce a higher yield, develop a thick skin and can therefore be stored – they are, unfortunately, more vulnerable to blight as they are in the ground during the summer months when blight conditions prevail.Potatoes are grown from “seed potatoes” which are potatoes saved from the previous year’s crop. It was traditional for Irish GIYers to save their own seed potatoes but this is generally out of favour now – better to buy certified seed potatoes each year, in case your own potatoes carry over a virus.The soil in which you are planting potatoes requires a generous application of well-rotted farmyard manure, compost or seaweed before planting (ideally the previous winter). Too much nitrogen however encourages leafy growth at the expense of the tubers.Sow first earlies in mid-March in single rows, 15cm deep, 25cm apart and 45cm between rows. Maincrop spuds are sown in mid to late April. Increase spacing to 35cm.This Month at GROW HQNext week at GROW HQ we’ve courses on soil life, making homemade sausages, ‘this month in the veg patch’ and the return of our Mindful Lunch.Recipe of the Week – Jerusalem artichokes, leeks and black pudding Source: Shutterstock/vslI like this Nigel Slater recipe that pairs two things that I have in the garden right now (Jerusalem artichokes and leeks) with black pudding, with surprisingly delicious results.In GROW HQ and here at home, we use Inch House fresh blood black pudding which is a brilliant, artisan produce with no unnatural additives.IngredientsJerusalem artichokes 500golive oil 3 tbspbutter 30gthyme 6 sprigsleeks 1 largeblack pudding 300gflat-leaf parsley a small handfulDirectionsScrub the artichokes well with a vegetable brush, making sure to get the soil from every ridge and crevice. Cut them into rounds no more than a centimetre thick.Warm the olive oil and butter in a shallow pan over a moderate heat, tip in the artichokes and let them cook for 8-10 minutes.Pull the thyme leaves from their stems and add to the artichokes. As each artichoke slice becomes pale gold on the underside, turn it over with kitchen tongs or a palette knife and let the other side colour appetisingly.Wash and slice the leek into rounds, about the thickness of a coin. Lift the artichokes out onto a plate. Tip the leeks into the pan and let them cook, with the occasional stir, so they become translucent, but do not brown.When the leeks are cooked, return the artichokes to the pan. Cut the black pudding into 2cm-thick slices then add to the artichokes and leeks, crumbling into large pieces as you go. Pull the parsley leaves from their stems then add them to the pan.Serve when all is sizzling hot.Michael Kelly is founder of GIY and GROW HQ.Click here for more GIY tips and recipes. http://jrnl.ie/3291774 Share Tweet Email6 last_img read more

Category Archives: qkdlmlef

Team Australia sparks debate

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The ‘m’ word is still a contentious one for some, that’s for sure. With seven syllables ‘multiculturalism’ was never going to trip off the tongue as a vital, easily understood political platform, in the same way that ‘health’ ‘education’ and ’employment’ do. With Victorian Multicultural Minister Nick Kotsiras’ most recently reported comments emblazoned across the cover of Tuesday’s Herald Sun newspaper, followed by a six-column editorial the next day, the Fairfax title obviously felt the subject was of such import that it required a sizable response. The commentary of the Herald Sun was as revealing, if not more so, than the minister’s latest reflections on nationality and social cohesion. What others might latch-on to as benign reflections on generating a feeling of national inclusivity, the story became a canvas for ideas that have at their root, a strong resentment to, and distrust of, the term ‘multiculturalism’ and its place in the Victorian and Australian political landscape. On his way to Question Time in the Victorian Parliament, I took the opportunity to talk to Nicholas Kotsiras about the origins of his metaphor of ‘Team Australia’, and his comment on the benefits of a national anthem sung by all. “Football teams have players with different skills, different heights. What I was saying with Team Australia, is that while we have our own unique identity, our aim is to play together, to assist each other, and in doing so, to score.” Mr Kotsiras says the idea of the analogy came through his visits to schools, where typically in his experience, between 5 and 30 per cent of students, when asked to raise their hands if they were Australian, felt unable to do so. It obviously struck a chord, if not an alarm bell, in the minister’s mind. “I don’t want any child to feel they are an outsider. That’s my fear. Every child should feel part of the community, part of Victoria, part of Australia. “I don’t think of myself as an add-on,” says the minister whose own cultural heritage underpins his political agenda. “We are Australia, all of us.”Perhaps it is the idealism that confounds Nicholas Kotisiras’ detractors the most. His critics are clearly those uncomfortable with the notion of government intervening in the sensitive and entwined subjects of cultural and national identity: interventions that some feel, need not, and should not, be the concern of politicians and governments. The minister’s oft-quoted comment last week as to the benefits of all schoolchildren in Victoria singing the national anthem isn’t quite what it appears, he says. “The anthem is not going to be the answer, but I’d love to see every school sing the national anthem because the students get a sense of belonging. I know I did when I was at school.” As chair of the government’s Language Education and Mutlicutural Education committee, which reports to Education Minister Andrew Dixon, Kotsiras says the Team Australia concept is an extension of work being undertaken across the board by the Baillieu government on schools education. “We’re looking to ensure every child learns a second language from prep to year 10, and another part of this is to see what resources are available in terms of civic education. “My comment on the anthem was one small ingredient. We’re involved in upgrading civic education, which is all about rights and responsibilities. We’re reviewing the resources that are available to teachers, making sure they are relevant and up to date, and that they are meeting targets and outcomes, in terms of every child putting up their hand.” Nicholas Kotsiras’ summing-up of his multicultural political odyssey is disarmingly simple: “We start from a base which says we value our diversity and our differences, the next question is how do we utilise that to move forward, to create an inclusive and united society.” In the national press the minister surfaced again last week, in a story in The Australian on the Victorian government’s submission to federal parliament’s enquiry into multiculturalism. It’s no secret that the Victorian minister’s ambitions, include the federal government adopting a similar Multicultural Act to that which exists in Victoria. What can be transferred to the national picture from Victoria?“Cohesion and unity. Peace and harmony,” responds the minister, who says that in his dealings with other states Victoria is applauded for the lead that it has shown in defining the multicultural agenda in state politics and legislation. “Look at what other states have experienced over the years, and what we in Victoria have experienced, in terms of people feeling part of the community.” In The Australian, former federal minister Dr Gary Johns, (a member the Keating government that spearheaded the national multicultural agenda), said that a federal ‘multicultural act’ could lead to ‘unintended consequences’, including new rights that could ultimately be a divisive force and limit free speech.Dr Johns argued that “legislating for multiculturalism is to introduce the potential for different rules,” and that cultural laws in themselves were no aid to social harmony. Nick Kotsiras believes such concerns are unfounded. “I would encourage Dr Johns to read our Multicultural Act. It simply recognises the culturally, religiously, racially and linguistically diverse people of Victoria, that’s all it does. There’s nothing in it that gives anyone special privileges. It’s a definition of who we are and our rights and responsibilities. “Our legislation has achieved the outcome of uniting individuals and groups, while at the same time encouraging people to be proud to showcase their differences. That’s what our legislation does.” Team Australia may well sing the national anthem before the game begins, but the political football that is ‘multiculturalism’ will be kicked around a while yet before there’s universal agreement on how its principles can best be sewn into the fabric of Australian society.last_img read more

Copyright © 2019 爱上海,上海419论坛,上海龙凤419 – Powered by Brin Charalambos!