Quick Tip: How To Find Black Flash Frames in Premiere Pro CC 2015

first_imgHere’s a Premiere Pro tip on how to perform a quick quality control check of your final edit for unintended gaps.Just before you’re about to export your final sequence to send to your client, you should quickly run through this quick tip to ensure that there are no hidden gaps (or black ‘flash frames’) in your edit.More often than not, it’s pretty easy to tell where a gap in your sequence is because you’ll see an obvious break in the yellow line at the top of the timeline. But if you look at the image above, you’ll notice that (at this zoom level) you can’t tell there is a one frame black gap in the edit to the left of the playhead.But when we zoom in, it becomes pretty obvious that there is, in fact, a gap in the edit. But it’s unlikely that you’re going to shuttle through your timeline zoomed in as close as you can to hunt down single frame gaps, especially in a long complex edit. Thankfully you don’t have to, because of the ‘Go To Gap’ feature within Premiere Pro.To find gaps of any length in your sequence, click on Sequence > Go to Gap > Next in Sequence to find the first gap forward of the playhead. As you can see in the image above, you can also use the keyboard shortcuts SHIFT+G for Next in Sequence and ALT+G for Previous in Sequence.Once Premiere Pro has found the last gap in your sequence, choosing Next in Sequence then does nothing. This is also the case once Premiere founds the first gap, so choosing Previous in Sequence then does nothing. How easy was that?Hopefully this Premiere Pro tip will help you out in the future. Here’s a few more from PremiumBeat!How to Batch Export Clips in Premiere ProPremiere Pro Tip: Make Clip Replacements and Revisions Faster Than Ever!Create Quick and Easy Vignettes in Premiere ProGot any other Premiere Pro tips to share? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

Lok Sabha bypoll results: Cong. maintains lead in Ajmer, Alwar; Trinamool wins in Uluberia

first_imgThe counting of votes for by-elections to two Lok Sabha seats and one Assembly constituency in Rajasthan and one Lok Sabha seat and one Assembly constituency in West Bengal that went to the polls on January 29 began at 8 a.m. on Thursday.In West Bengal, The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has won the Noapara Assembly constituency and the Uluberia Lok Sabha seat.In Rajasthan, Congress candidate Vivek Dhakar has won the Mandalgarh Assembly seat and the party is leading in the Alwar and Ajmer Lok Sabha seats.An average 63.76% polling was recorded in Alwar and Ajmer, while at Mandalgarh, 76.57% of the electorate exercised their franchise.A total of 42 candidates were in the fray for the bypolls.Here are the updates:6.40 p.m.Rajasthan: Karan Singh Yadav of the Congress leads by 1,96,496in Alwar. His party colleague Raghu Sharma is leading by a margin of 84,162 in Ajmer.According to Rajasthan’s Chief Electoral Officer, 100% votes have been counted in Alwar and 99.07% in Ajmer. The Congress is currently having an unassailable lead in both seats.5.20 p.m.West Bengal: According to sources in the Election Commission of India, Sajda Ahmed of the Trinamool Congress has won the Uluberia Lok Sabha bypoll, beating her nearest rival Anupam Mallick (BJP) by over 4.74 lakh votes, reports PTI.5.00 p.m.Karan Singh Yadav of the Congress leads by 1,94,285 in Alwar. His party colleague Raghu Sharma is leading by a margin of 80,455 in Ajmer.3.10 p.m.Trinamool Congress maintains the lead ahead of its nearest contender, the BJP, in the Uluberia Lok Sabha bypoll by a massive margin of 3.6 lakh votes, an Election Commission official says. After 14 rounds of counting, Trinamool candidate Sajda Ahmed bags 5,88,211 votes. Her nearest rival, Anupam Mallik of the BJP, secures 2,18,807 votes.CPI(M) nominee S.K. Sabiruddin Molla and Congress candidate S.K. Madassar Hossain Warsi receive 1,03,015 and 16,784 votes respectively.2.00 p.m.Rajasthan Pradesh Congress president Sachin Pilot says his party will get strengthened by today’s results. Besides being the people’s verdict on the State government’s failures, it is also a mandate against the Centre’s demonetisation, GST implementation and economic slowdown, he says at a press conference in Jaipur.Congress wins MandalgarhThe Congress wins the Mandalgarh Assembly seat by a margin of 12,974 votes. Vivek Dhakar of the Congress polled 70,143 votes and defeated the BJP’s Shakti Singh Hada, who polled 57,169 votes.Congress rebel Gopal Malviya, who contested as an independent, received 40,470 votes.1.00 p.m.TMC wins Noapara, leads in UluberiaThe TMC wins the Noapara bypoll by defeating its nearest rival, the BJP, by 63,018 votes, the Election Commission said.“The TMC has won the Noapara by-election. The BJP has secured the second position and the CPI(M) the third,” said West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab.While TMC candidate Sunil Singh secured 1,01,729 votes, the BJP’s Sandip Banerjee got 38,711 votes. CPI (M)’s Gargi Chatterjee got 35,497 votes.Counting of votes for the by-election in the Uluberia Lok Sabha seat is also underway with the TMC ahead by more than 4,700 votes,  reports PTI11.30 a.m.Alwar: Congress candidate Karan Singh Yadav leads by 39,826 votes over his nearest rival, BJP’s Jaswant Yadav, after 15 rounds of counting. Mr. Yadav has garnered 1,63,489 votes.Ajmer: Congress’ Raghu Sharma maintains a lead of 23,882 votes over BJP candidate Ram Swaroop Lamba, reports PTI.Mandalgarh: The trend in Mandalgarh is in favour of the Congress. Vivek Dhakar of the party leads by 1,864 votes at the end of 12th round of counting. BJP’s Shakti Singh Hada is trailing behind, reports Mohammad Iqbal.11.00 a.m.In Ajmer, the margin with which the Congress candidate is leading increases to 21,000.In West Bengal, the TMC surged ahead of its rivals in both Noapara and Uluberia after the initial rounds of counting of votes, reports PTI.At Noapara, the ruling party stormed ahead by a massive margin of 30,000 after the sixth round of counting.TMC candidate Sunil Singh secured 46,281 votes, while his nearest rival of the CPI(M), Gargi Chatterjee, bagged 16,444 votes. Sandip Banerjee of the BJP secured 15,570 votes, while Goutam Bose of the Congress managed to get just 4,742 votes.The TMC also took an early lead in Uluberia by a margin of 4,767 votes.After the first round of counting in Uluberia, TMC candidate Sajda Ahmed secured 6,462 votes, while CPI(M) candidate Sabiruddin Molla bagged 1695 votes. Anupam Mallik of the BJP and S.K. Madassar Hossain Warsi of the Congress managed 1,471 and 256 votes respectively.10.30 a.m.The margin with which the Congress is leading in Lok Sabha byelections in Rajasthan is 31,531 in Alwar and 8,555 in Ajmer.The margin constantly reducing in Mandalgarh. The BJP is ahead by only 350 votes at the end of 10th round, reports Mohammad Iqbal.Former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot says the mandate is going against the BJP due to the failure of both the State and Union governments. People had high expectations, but Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje made false promises and didn’t fulfil them. “The Congress will form the next government in Rajasthan,” he says.9.30 a.m.The Congress lis eading in Ajmer and Alwar on completion of two rounds of counting, says Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer. The Congress candidate leads by 10,800 votes in Ajmer. The BJP’s Ramswarup Lamba may find it difficult to fill this gap, reports Mohammad Iqbal.At Mandalgarh, the BJP leads. Congress rebel Gopal Malviya gives a major shock to official candidate Vivek Dhakar, who is trailing at third position, reports Mohammad Iqbal.In West Bengal, the TMC has taken an early lead. It is leading in Uluberia by about 10,000 votes after the completion of first round of counting in one Assembly segment out of seven, reports Suvojit Bagchi. Counting starts little late and result of only Udaynarayanpur segment [first round] is announced.In the Noapara Assembly constituency, the TMC is leading by over 30,000 votes.The CPI(M) and the BJP are neck and neck for the second position.tHE TMC won both THE seats in the last election.9.00 a.m.The BJP leads by 699 votes in first round of counting at Mandalgarh. The nearest rival is Congress rebel Gopal Malviya, who contested as an independent candidate.In Ajmer, Mr. Sharma leads, says the State Election Commission.In Alwar, Congress candidate Karan Singh Yadav leads, having secured 18,652 votes on completion of first round, says the State Election Commission.In West Bengal, the TMC candidates are leading in Noapara and Uluberia, reports Shiv Sahay Singh.The Uluberia seat in Howrah district fell vacant after the death of TMC MP Sultan Ahmed in September last. The Noapara seat in North 24 Paraganas fell vacant after the death of Congress MLA Madhusudhan Ghosh in April last.The BJP faces an uphill battle in Rajasthan because a miffed Rajput community has announced its support to the Congress in all the three seats, writes Mohammad Ali. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Pradesh Congress president Sachin Pilot have campaigned extensively in Ajmer in view of the constituency’s role in strengthening their own position within their respective parties.The Uluberia bypoll result is expected to be a litmus test for the BJP as it not only has to face the organisational clout of the ruling TMC but also deal with substantial minority votes in the constituency.Read more  8.00 a.m.Counting for by-elections to the constituencies in Rajasthan begins. Postal votes are being counted first, reports Mohammad Iqbal.last_img read more

Pimpri-Chinchwad to get police commissionerate

first_imgMumbai: The Maharashtra cabinet on Tuesday cleared the proposal to carve out a separate Pimpri-Chinchwad Police commissionerate from the existing Pune police commissionerate, with an aim to tackle the growing population, urbanisation, industrialisation, number of motor vehicles, political constituencies and increasing number of complaints. “Pimpri-Chinchwad has grown immensely in recent years. In addition, it hosts a large number of industries, IT companies in areas like Hinjewadi, and colleges. With constant influx of labourers from across the country in all industries, it has been observed that crime rate too is increasing,” said Girish Bapat, Guardian minister of Pune district. “The new arrangement will help in quick response to the crimes reported and maintain the law and order situation,” he said. The proposed commissionerate will have 15 police stations, namely Nigdi, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Bhosri, Bhosri MIDC, Wakad, Hinjewadi, Sangavi, Dighi and Chikhli from the urban areas while Chakan, Alandi, Dehuroad, Talegaon-Dabhade and Talegaon MIDC from rural part. It will cater to a population of around 22 to 23 lakh. On administrative front, the new commissionerate will require creation of 2,633 posts, which will be undertaken in three stages. For the first stage ₹107.72 crore will be spent on creation of 1,568 posts while ₹24.04 crore will be for office use ,and ₹188.83 crore for construction of residence. “We will require land of around 100 acres to set up a new office building, search for which has begun. The entire process would take a month or two,” said Mr. Bapat.last_img read more

India beat New Zealand by 5 wickets, take 4-0 lead

first_imgYusuf Pathan hits a six during his 96-ball knock of 123. Photo by PTIYusuf Pathan scored a quick-fire century and claimed three Kiwi scalps to lead India to an impressive five-wicket victory during the fourth ODI at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday.Batting at his usual pace, Pathan struck left, right and centre as the New Zealanders desperately tried for options. But, the option never came by as he went on to score an unbeaten 123 in an explosive batting show, which saw him hit as many as seven over-the-fence shots and an equal number of fours.Yusuf Pathan raises his bat after his half-century as Saurabh Tiwary looks on. Photo by APComing in after Andy McKay and Nathan McCullum had delivered double blows and the score was a poor 108/4, he changed the face of the game, which was gradually shifting towards New Zealand.McKay had dispatched Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli in the 10th over, while McCullum had dismissed Yuvraj Singh in the 18th and followed it up with Parthiv Patel’s wicket in 20th over. Patel put 53 on board.But, Pathan had other plans. He formed a partnership with Rohit Sharma and after his dismissal got involved in another partnership with young Saurabh Tiwary by his side. Together, the duo put on 133 runs for the sixth wicket to end the day on 321/5. Tiwary scored a fine 37.James Franklin raises his bat after an unbeaten 98. Photo by APEarlier after being put to bat, Kiwi James Franklin hit 22 runs in the last over amassing an unbeaten 98 to help the visitors put up an impressive 315/7 in their quota of 50 overs against an Indian attack that went wrong towards the end.In keeping with India skipper Gautam Gambhir’s plans of early inroads under overcast conditions, Ashish Nehra claimed opener Martin Guptil (30) and Jamie How (4) in quick succession. But, his efforts came a cropper when Franklin scored 22 off his last over.advertisementPathan claimed important wickets of Scott Styris (46), skipper Daniel Vettori (17). Later he increased his victims list by adding Kyle Mills’s name in it.R Ashwin claimed two wickets on the day getting rid of danger-man Brendon McCullum (42) in the 14th over with Rohit Sharma performing the final rites at the short mid-wicket region and then dispatching Ross Taylor on 44.With this win India will be aiming for a series whitewash in the final ODI in Chennai on Friday.NUMBERS GAME6 Number of years taken by Parthiv Patel to make his comeback. He last represented India against Sri Lanka in Colombo on July 27, 2004.3/ 49 Are the best bowling figures of Yusuf Pathan in his 41st match. His previous best was 3/ 56 against West Indies in Kingston on June 26, 2009.98 * Is the highest score of James Fraklin in his 77th match. His previous best was 72 not out also against India in the previous match. Overall, it was his second half century.315/ 7 Is the highest score of New Zealand at this venue.Their previous best was 236/ 8 in 50 overs also against India on October 14, 1987.Compiled by Manoj Kumarlast_img read more

A Flying Jatt trailer out: Tiger Shroff fights the villain on land, under water, even the moon

first_imgIndia’s youngest superhero A Flying Jatt was not made in a day. Before fighting the main villain on the moon, the Flying Jatt crashed into police jeeps, got chased by dogs and had pepper sprayed into his eyes, as the new trailer of the film would show us.ALSO READ: Tiger Shroff sports a beard in new poster of A Flying JattALSO READ:  Tiger Shroff fights Mad Max villain Nathan Jones in A Flying Jatt ALSO READ: Tiger Shroff and Baaghi director Sabbir Khan to file defamation suit? Balaji Motion Pictures shared the trailer of the upcoming superhero film starring Tiger Shroff as the Flying Jatt and Dishoom actor Jacqueline Fernandez as his love interest.A Flying Jatt is directed by choreographer-turned-filmmaker Remo D’Souza who has previously made the ABCD films. With his regular composers Sachin-Jigar on the music director’s chair, A Flying Jatt is expected to have foot-tapping music and cool dance sequences apart from lots of action and CGI.Keeping in line with Shroff’s young age and boyish looks, in the first half of the trailer, we see the Flying Jatt not taking his powers seriously. He lends his hand to save a child in a burning building only to end up putting his hand on fire. The Flying Jatt, with his fear of heights, as his mother (played by Amrita Singh) complains, flies down into a police jeep and then gets his cape stuck in the tire.But when a suit-wearing Kay Kay Menon unleashes his nemesis (played by Mad Max: Fury Road actor Nathan Jones) on the world, the Flying Jatt trains hard and gets back on his feet to fight the evil, on land, under water, in the skies, and even on the moon. That’s right. They take their fight to the moon.advertisementWatch the trailer here:A Flying Jatt will release in Indian theatres on August 25 this year.last_img read more

Top West Indians set for return after dispute eases, Darren Bravo’s suspension cleared

first_imgLeading West Indies cricketers such as Chris Gayle and Sunil Narine could soon return to the national one-day international side as a long-running pay saga appears to be finally showing signs of reaching a conclusion.Cricket West Indies (CWI) showed it was willing to welcome back top players on Thursday when it cleared Darren Bravo to play in all forms of cricket after the batsman apologised to the board and its president, Dave Cameron, for a Twitter outburst.Bravo was suspended and sent home from the tour of Zimbabwe last November after he called Cameron a “Big idiot” on social media in relation to a disagreement over his playing contract.That resolution was not the only positive news for the side, though, with former captain Gayle, spinner Narine, and all-rounders Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo all said to be nearing a truce with the CWI, according to ESPNcricinfo.Players have been embroiled in contractual disputes with the board for several years with the team even abandoning a tour of India midway through their 2014 series over a payment structure row.At present, CWI only select players for their international sides if they feature in corresponding domestic competitions, a policy that leads to many high-profile absentees who instead prefer to ply their trade in overseas Twenty20 leagues.That stance now appears to be relaxing, which could result in leading cricketers making themselves available for the limited-overs section of the side’s England tour starting next month.Gayle last week played for West Indies in a one-off Twenty20 against India. It was his first match for the Caribbean side since their World T20 final triumph over England in April 2016. His last one-day international was at the 2015 World Cup.advertisementPhoto Credit: Reuters LOOKING GOOD”It was a great feeling wearing the maroon in front of the home crowd. I didn’t realise at the time how long I was out,” the hard-hitting opening batsman said in Bengaluru on Thursday.”The fans were happy to see me back on the field representing West Indies. Hopefully, things can get better. Hopefully, I can play a few more games. I definitely want to play the 2019 World Cup.”Things are beginning to open up a little more now between players and the board. It’s looking good, and we’ve to try and build from this to get the best players out on the field.”West Indies have had little success outside the shortest format and their weakened side missed out on qualification for the recent Champions Trophy, played among the top eight 50-over teams in world cricket.They are ranked ninth in ODIs and could also miss out on automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.The top eight sides in the rankings, including hosts England, earn automatic berths, with the rest required to go through a qualification tournament to make up the 10-team event.”With our experience, we (seniors) will try and share as much as we can before we go,” Gayle said.”(The) 2019 (World Cup) is just around the corner. We don’t want to miss out like what happened at the Champions Trophy.”We will try and push hard and everyone can work collectively to make sure we’re part of the World Cup.”last_img read more

Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla was told he should be ‘satisfied’ to walk again

first_imgArsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has opened up about the injury problems that almost cost him his career.Stemming from an ankle fissure sustained in Spain’s friendly against Chile in September 2013, the two-time European Championship winner then went under the knife in 2015 to cure a knee issue. However, the ankle problems persisted and numerous operations followed.”If you get to walk again with your son in the garden, be satisfied, doctors said to me,” Cazorla told newspaper Marca.Cazorla’s last appearance for the Gunners came in October 2016. In December of that year, he underwent surgery on the heel in his right foot and what was supposed to be just three weeks of recovery time almost cost him his leg, with eight lots of surgery following.”I was still playing, and they said it was alright. The problem was that the wound would not heal and it kept opening and getting infected,” the 32-year-old said.It is further surgery in Spain that might well have saved his career – and his leg.”The doctor saw I had this horrible infection that had damaged part of my heel bone and eaten away eight centimetres of my Achilles,” he added.After a final, successful, operation at the end of May, Cazorla had a skin graft taken from his forearm – where he has the name of his daughter tattooed – and put over his Achilles in order that the wound heels.He is continuing his rehabilitation at the clinic of Spain physio Juan Carlos Herraez in the small city of Salamanca, two hours west of Madrid.advertisement”I do not have clearance until January, but I will come back by then,” said Cazorla, who added that he regularly gets encouragement from several of his Spain teammates.”Almost every day I receive a message from Iniesta, Silva and Villa. Everything that I have gone through has not been as simple an injury as people have believed. Nobody trusted me but I do, I still do, although the pain keeps me cautious.”last_img read more

Apacer: CV110-SD and CV110-MSD cards launched worldwide

first_img Continue Reading Previous Antenova ships precision positioning antenna RaptorNext Green Hills Software supports Robot Operating System framework Apacer introduces the CV110-SD and CV110-MSD cards, which feature compact size, high performance, high security, high reliability, low power consumption and wide compatibility. They support capacities up to 256GB. The products are compatible with card readers running up to SD card version 6.1, but also backward compatible with version 3.0 and 2.0. They are fully compatible with the SD Card Association specifications, including Physical Layer Specification Version 6.1 and Security Specification Version 4.0.The CV110-SD and CV110-MSD cards come with a 9-pin/8-pin interface designed to operate at a maximum operating frequency of 208MHz. They can alternate communication protocols between SD mode and SPI mode. And they perform data error detection and correction while maintaining very low power consumption. The competitive features of the products make them ideal for hand-held applications with customized firmware, such as the healthcare, transportation, embedded & IPC industries. As 5G and IoT products become more mature, the CV110-SD and CV110-MSD cards will suit most deployments in edge-computing technology.When building products like the CV110-SD and CV110-MSD cards, Apacer continues to use only Toshiba ICs, which offer an impressive total number of P/E cycles (3,000) and support operation at temperatures between -40 and 85°C.Apacer’s DataRAID algorithm applies an additional level of protection and error-checking. Using this algorithm, a certain amount of space is given over to aggregating and resaving the existing parity data used for error checking. So, in the event that data becomes corrupted, the parity data can be compared to the existing uncorrupted data and the content of the corrupted data can be rebuilt.Apacer’s Smart Read Refresh plays a proactive role in avoiding read disturb errors from occurring to ensure health status of all blocks of NAND flash. Developed for read-intensive applications in particular, Smart Read Refresh™ is employed to make sure that during read operations, when the read operation threshold is reached, the data is refreshed by re-writing it to a different block for subsequent use.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Indian team competitive in any part of world and on any surface: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgBrief Scores: India (252 all out) beat New Zealand (217 all out) by 35 runs in Wellington. James Neesham 44; Yuzvendra Chahal (3/41) (FULL SCORECARD)Sachin Tendulkar has no hesitation in terming India as favourites going into the World Cup but what makes him happier is the team’s ability to be competitive “in any part of the world and on any surface”. The Indian ODI team under Virat Kohli has won three bilateral away series against South Africa (5-1), Australia (2-1) and New Zealand (4-1) with only defeat coming against England.In fact, India have been in ruthless form in 50-overs cricket winning 5 out of 6 overseas bilateral ODI series since the Champions Trophy in 2017. India also won the Asia Cup in UAE last year.”I have gone on record saying that we have a perfect balance in the team where we will be competitive in any part of the world or on any surface,” Tendulkar told PTI in an interview on Sunday.”As far as our chances are concerned, I will not hesitate in saying that we are the favourites,” said Tendulkar, the brand ambassador of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata Full Marathon.England, the World Cup hosts, had a torrid time against West Indies in Tests but the ODI outfit will be a different proposition on their home turf.”It’s all about getting the early momentum. My judgement on the toughest contenders would be England, while New Zealand would be the dark horse,” he opined.New Zealand may have been outplayed in the just concluded ODI series but can prove to be a handful in the mega event.advertisement”I know New Zealand have struggled in this series but it’s a good unit, one needs to be on their toes,” he said.The suspended duo of Steve Smith and David Warner will be back in international fold on March 29 and Australia will be as dangerous as any other team.”I think Australia at full strength will be a formidable side. With Smith and David Warner back in the team and their other bowlers coming back into the ODI squad, it will be a competitive side,” said Tendulkar.But a few bad overs could spell doom for them as it happened during the recent series.”But in one-day matches it’s such that when you have a couple of bad overs, 50 per cent of the match gets slipped away.”In Kolkata for marathon flag off, Tendulkar spoke about the young athletes who have done well for the nation in recent times.He hailed the recent success of women athletes like Hima Das, Dutee Chand and Swapna Barman at the Asian Games and said sport has proved to be an excellent tool for women empowerment.He referred to India’s Rio Olympics 2016 performance where India had won only two medals, both of them by women — wrestler Sakshi Malik (bronze) and PV Sindhu (silver) in badminton.”It’s been fantastic through sports. Now for a number of years we have seen women have brought glory to our nation. I see parents being more flexible in their thought process now. It’s not just about becoming a doctor, a lawyer or engineer. There are a multiple things you can do today,” the cricket icon said.”That’s how it should be. It’s great for India. I always believed that the platforms provided for both men and women should be equal. This starts from grassroots level. It should start right from the bottom and from thereon there should be equal opportunities for both,” he said.Tendulkar went on to fondly remember his childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar who passed away at the age of 87 last month.”I hate using this ‘was’ word that comes to him. Losing Achrekar Sir will always be a permanent void.”It was wonderful time with him, that is how I would want to remember him. Wherever I’m in my life right now it’s because of him and my family members. He was like family,” he signed off.Also Read | Hardik Pandya a natural talent and a match-winner: Ravi ShastriAlso Read | Virat Kohli on India’s 4-1 series win vs New Zealand: Shows our characterAlso Read | Kane Williamson gracious in defeat: India a world-class side, deserve series winAlso Read | Don’t think setting targets has ever been an issue, says Rayudulast_img read more

World Cup 2019: India have the ammunition to tackle Australia at The Oval, says Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgTeam India opened their campaign in the World Cup 2019 with a resounding victory over South Africa on Wednesday but former captain Sachin Tendulkar believes the next match for the Men in Blue won’t be as easy.India rode on a magnificent hundred from Rohit Sharma to chase down a below-par score of 228 with 6 wickets in hand and 15 balls to spare. Rohit remained unbeaten on 122 to guide India in the run chase. India had restricted the Proteas to 227 for 9 with Yuzvendra Chahal (4/51), Jasprit Bumrah (2/35) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/44) starring with the ball.India will next face Australia in their second match at The Oval in London on June 9. Tendulkar feels the pitch at The Oval will be different from the one India faced in Southampton as it will offer more bounce and therefore, it will be difficult to tackle an Australian attack consisting of the likes of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Nathan Coulter-Nile.”All the confidence you have gained from this game (vs South Africa), pack that in your kit back and get to your next game. Australians are going to be a tough team to handle because of the combination and confidence they have at the moment.But I feel Team India have the ammunition to go out and do what is required. But Australia at The Oval, it’s going to be a good game. The pitch has slightly spongy bounce and I think Australians are more used to that. Oval is one pitch where I feel there is a little bit of extra bounce which might favor Australia slightly.advertisement”The Australian attack is a good attack but Indian team is geared to play that attack. We have done well in the past against that bowling attack. Guys will be ready to face them,” Tendulkar told India Today.Australia was missing the services of Steve Smith and David Warner for a year due to their ball-tampering bans but now that they are back, the team looks completely different and more confident with the star performers back in the side.”They are a different side (after Smith and Warner’s return). Whatever I saw of David Warner in the IPL, he looked extremely fit and above all he looked determined and motivated to go out there and get runs,” Tendulkar said.Tendulkar also advised the Indian batsmen to not lose heart if they are beaten by the bowlers on some occasions as the pitches in England are different from what Indian batsmen are used to backing home.”In these conditions, it’s ok to get beaten, bowlers are also there to pick wickets. They will beat your bat. But eventually what matters is what the scoreboard says,” Tendulkar said.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma goes past Sourav Ganguly with 23rd ODI hundredAlso Read | World Cup 2019: South Africa were a bit unlucky but India clinical, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Seelast_img read more

Global Trade Recovery Pushes DP Worlds Volumes Up

first_imgzoom Dubai-based terminal operator DP World Limited saw its volumes rise on the back of a recovery of global trade in 2017.Third quarter growth rates were at 13.5% year-on-year on a reported basis, ahead of second quarter growth and Drewry Maritime’s upgraded industry estimate of 5.5% throughput growth in 2017.In the first nine months of the year, the company handled 52.3 million TEU across its global portfolio of container terminals, representing a growth of 10% year-on-year in gross container volumes.Global trade outlook improved significantly in 2017 with the World Trade Organization recently upgrading trade growth from 2.4% to 3.6% in 2017 and all three DP World regions saw third quarter growth rates accelerate even more than the second quarter of 2017, particularly the company’s terminals in Middle East & Africa, Europe and the Americas. The UAE handled 11.6 million TEU in the first nine months of 2017, growing 4.6% year-on-year.At a consolidated level, DP World’s terminals handled 27.3 million TEU during the nine-month period, a 24.2% improvement in performance on a reported basis. Reported consolidated volume in the Asia Pacific and Indian Subcontinent region was boosted by the consolidation of Pusan (South Korea) at the end of 2016.“The recovery of global trade in 2017 has outperformed previous expectations and we have seen significant upward revisions by economists and industry experts. Benefitting from the improved trading environment and market share gains from the new shipping alliances, our global portfolio continues to deliver ahead-of-market growth and this across all three regions,” Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said.“We have seen an acceleration of growth rates in the third quarter as we employ the right strategy and the relevant deep-water capacity in the key markets,” Bin Sulayem added.During the third quarter, DP World added 1.5 million TEU of new capacity in Jebel Ali’s Terminal 3 (T3) and 0.5 million TEU in Prince Rupert, Canada.“We expect our portfolio’s volume growth to continue to outperform the market and given the encouraging performance so far, we remain well placed to meet full year 2017 market expectations,” Bin Sulayem said.last_img read more

Caribbean Calypso collapses

first_imgManchester: Indian bowlers led by the deadly Mohammed Shami produced yet another splendid performance to put their team on the cusp of a semi-final berth with a 125-run rout of the West Indies in their sixth World Cup encounter here on Thursday. With 11 points, India are now almost through and another win in their next three games will seal their position in the top four as West Indies were knocked out with two games remaining. India scored 268 for 7, riding on half-centuries by Virat Kohli (72 off 82 balls) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (56 off 61 balls) and it turned out to be good enough as West Indies were shot out for 124 in only 34.2 overs. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ MedvedevIn two successive matches now, the bowlers have more than covered up for a mediocre show from the batsmen, save skipper Kohli. Shami (4/16 in 6.2 overs) was at his best in the first spell as he first bounced Chris Gayle out and then bowled an off-cutter to remove Shai Hope. In his second spell, he got Shimron Hetmyer while new ball partner Jasprit Bumrah (2/9 in 6 overs) was fast and accurate getting two wickets of successive deliveries. Kuldeep Yadav (1/35 in 9 overs) and Yuzvendra Chahal (2/39 in 7 overs) were too hot for the Caribbean batsmen on a track, where run scoring became increasingly difficult with passage of time. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’shipsThe last seven wickets fell for 63 runs in a space of 14 overs which indicated the Caribbean plight. Bhuvneshwar Kumar with his incisive swing bowling has always been Chris Gayle’s (6 off 19 balls) nemesis but it was in-form Shami, who drew the first blood with a short ball that climbed on the big man and the mistimed pull was taken by Kedar Jadhav, running sideways from his mid-on position. Hope, West Indies’ next big hope, got one from Shami that came in breaching his defence. Sunil Ambris (31, 40 balls) and Nicholas Pooran (28 off 50 balls) steadied the ship with a 55-run stand before both were dismissed in quick succession. Hardik Pandya trapped Ambris plumb in-front before Pooran mistimed a lofted shot to Shami in the deep. The skipper Jason Holder then played a rank bad shot off Chahal as West Indies were knocked out of the contest at the halfway stage, reeling at 98 for five. When India batted, Dhoni scratched around for the better part of his innings before exploding in the final over to take India to 268 for 7 on a track that look good for batting. There has been a lot of talk about Dhoni’s failure to rotate the strike and Thursday’s batting effort on another dry and slow track will only amplify the criticism before he got 16 in the final over to finish on 56 off 61 deliveries with three fours and two sixes. More than his strike-rate, his percentage of dot balls remains a concern for India. If India played 152 dot balls against Afghanistan, the run-less delivery count was 163 in this game. It was Pandya, whose 46 off 38 balls took India past 250-run mark after skipper Kohli scored his fourth half-century. The middle-order looked jittery again with skipper Kohli not getting enough support from the other batsmen. In fact, Dhoni’s rustiness rubbed off a bit on the Indian captain, who ultimately gifted his wicket to his opposite number. Kohli hit eight boundaries with stand-out shot being a lofted drive over covers off Oshane Thomas. Veteran Kemar Roach (3/36) bowled fast and fuller length deliveries using the off-cutters to good effect while skipper Holder (2/33 in 10 overs) was economical, troubling the batsmen with back of the length deliveries. Left-arm spinner Fabian Allen (0/52 in 10 overs) didn’t get any wicket but a crucial aspect of his spell was the last five overs in which he gave away only 15 runs.last_img read more

BC ticket wins Saturday nights 5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

first_imgTORONTO — The $5 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw was won by a ticket holder in British Columbia, while the draw’s guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in the Prairies.The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Feb. 13 will again be approximately $5 million.The Canadian Presslast_img

Federal court gives huge victory to Metis and nonstatus Indians

first_imgAPTN National NewsMetis and non-status Indians won a “huge” victory Tuesday when the Federal Court of Canada ruled they fall under the federal government’s responsibility.It took years to get to this point, but the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples called the ruling a victory that was worth the wait.“We’re pleased. It’s a start. It’s a huge decision. It really has brought forward that Metis and non-status Indians are now recognized,” said a spokesperson for CAP who added more information will be available at a news conference Tuesday afternoon in Ottawa. “We will be responding in-depth once our legal has given more in-depth view of the potential impacts.”The ruling means Metis peoples are the responsibility of the federal government and can negotiate treaties and issues such as education, health and tax exemptions.However, the court didn’t order the government to begin negotiations. So when, and if, that happens remains in question.“The evidence concerning non-status Indians establishes that such persons were considered within the broad class of ‘Indians,’” said Justice Michael Phelan “The situation regarding Metis was more complex.”Phelan said nevertheless, Metis generally are often treated as Indians and have similar limitations, as well as suffer the same burdens and discrimination.More to come …last_img read more

Journalist group says years 94 killings end recent decline

first_imgBRUSSELS — An international trade association says killings of journalists and news media staff rose again in 2018 following an overall decline during the past half- dozen years.The International Federation of Journalists said in an annual report set for release on Monday that the number of media industry workers slain around the world rose to 94, 12 more than in 2017.Before the now-ended downward trend, the news industry saw 121 staff killings in 2012 and as many as 155 in 2006.The deadliest country for people who work in the news media this year was Afghanistan, where 16 of the killings occurred. Mexico was next, with 11. Yemen had nine media slayings and Syria eight in 2018.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Economy suffered due to PM’s reckless decisions, says Cong

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress Saturday alleged mismanagement of the economy by the government and that it has suffered due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “reckless” decisions.Senior Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma said that in the past five years, India’s economy is “gasping” instead of “galloping”. “The government is destroying the credibility of Indian data by embellishing the data, fudging numbers and inflating figures. The fact is that there has been an monumental mismanagement of Indian economy under his watch. It is not galloping economy but a gasping economy, a struggling economy which has also suffered because of the reckless decision of Prime Minister Modi,” he told reporters. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Congress leader claimed that Modi has to be held accountable for destroying tens of millions of jobs by demonetisation. “He has to answer for a hasty imposition of a flawed GST model which he claimed to be ‘one nation, one tax’, but it is one nation, five taxes which excludes 45 per cent of the revenue, making Indian GST the most burdensome most complex,” he said. Sharma said the four engines of the Indian economy — investment, manufacturing, exports and capital formation — were down. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”How can you keep on claiming that we are the fastest growing (economy) by not creating jobs but by destroying them. There is a huge contradiction. This economy is not creating jobs. Exports have stagnated for five years, manufacturing has gone down, gross fixed capital formation has remained hovering over zero. National investment rate has fallen. These are the facts. The government has gone into heavy borrowing,” he told reporters. Sharma also alleged that the country has played with the credibility of the country’s data. “Fudging of the data is not going to help. NITI Aayog’s job is not meant to embellish numbers and fudge the country’s data. The prime minister and his government has played with the credibility of the country’s data. They have dented the credibility,” he said. “The time has come to punish the PM and his govt for destroying the credibility of Indian data, embellish the data, fudging numbers and inflating figures. The fiscal deficit has reached an alarming point. These are the questions to the prime minister,” he said. He said if the Congress comes to power after the April-May parliamentary election, it would scrap the NITI Aayog and bring back the Planning Commission.last_img read more

Starbucks rolls out delivery service for coffee drinkers

Starbucks is expanding its delivery service and aims to offer it at nearly one-fourth of its U.S. company-operated coffee shops.The company said it is launching the service Tuesday in San Francisco and will expand to some stores in New York, Boston, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles in coming weeks. It tested the idea in 200 Miami stores last fall.Starbucks says 95 per cent of its core menu will be available for order using the Uber Eats mobile app. There will be a $2.49 booking fee.In December, company executives laid out plans to expand deliveries in the U.S. and China this year.Executives say delivery works best in dense urban areas where Uber Eats’ delivery fees are lower because of high demand, and customers spend more than they do in stores.The Associated Press read more

Hundreds of refugees returning to Libya to attempt boat passage to Europe

17 May 2011The United Nations refugee agency today reported that hundreds of people who had entered Tunisia after fleeing the conflict in neighbouring Libya have now returned intending to board boats and travel to Europe. Those who intend to make the passage to Europe include refugees who originally came from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, and have been accommodated in camps at Shousha, near Tunisia’s border with Libya, according to Melissa Fleming, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The agency is holding discussions with those communities to raise awareness of the dangers at sea, as well as the risks they face when crossing the Libyan border, Ms. Fleming told reporters in Geneva. In March, UNHCR learned from the Somali community at Shousha camp that two Somalis were shot and killed in Libya after crossing the border from Tunisia. An estimated 14,000 people have arrived in Italy and Malta by boat from Libya. Some 1,669 of them arrived on Friday and Saturday. According to accounts received from those who survived the treacherous voyages and their families, more than 1,200 of those destined for Europe remain unaccounted for since 25 March. UNHCR representatives have met with refugees in Tripoli who are planning to make the journey and made them aware of the high death toll, but the refugees said they had nothing to lose. “One Eritrean man told us he would rather die trying to reach safety than continue to live in danger,” said Ms. Fleming. “Many have been living in Libya for several years, have faced periods of detention, and come from countries like Eritrea and Somalia where safe return is not a possibility,” she said. Based on discussions with people who have arrived in Italy, UNHCR believes that thousands more will attempt to make the journey by sea. The majority have made the voyage in boats that are overloaded with passengers and in a very poor state of repair. Often, there are no qualified crews to operate the boats. “UNHCR repeats its call to all vessels on the Mediterranean to consider all boats departing Libya to be in need of assistance, and likely to face a situation of distress at some point in the journey,” said Ms. Fleming. She said UNHCR would soon re-establish an international presence in western Libya, but in the interim, national staff and partners are running the agency’s projects to assist refugees and asylum-seekers. UNHCR has teams of staff interviewing asylum-seekers and refugees in Egypt and Tunisia to assess their status and, where possible, refer them for resettlement. “It is with great sadness that UNHCR has learned that people on track for resettlement following interviews last year in Libya lost their lives while trying to reach Europe recently. People in the middle of the resettlement process and vulnerable cases are prioritized in our interview schedule,” said Ms. Fleming. She said UNHCR estimates that 6,000 people will need resettlement from the border areas of Egypt and Tunisia in the coming months, as well as 2,000 others from Cairo. Thus far, 11 countries have offered more than 900 resettlement places. The United States has also offered a significant but unspecified number of resettlement places. Meanwhile, Panos Moumtzis, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, told journalists in Geneva that the situation in the Western Mountains region near Tunisia has worsened recently.“We have seen [in] the last couple of weeks a significant departure, movement of civilians, people fleeing,” he said.Mr. Moumtzis said a lack of fuel was having a snowball effect on many other aspects of daily life for Libyans.“We are also concerned that medical supplies were running low in hospitals. We were told that over 60 per cent of the expatriate personnel in hospitals had left the country, which meant that hospitals were primarily offering services for war-related casualties or medical needs.” read more

Ontarios minimum wage hike will cost the average Tim Hortons franchisee 243889

Some Tim Hortons franchisees have responded to Ontario’s new minimum wage by clawing back employee benefits, sparking backlash from their parent company and Premier Kathleen Wynne, as well as some concerned consumers who are participating in a boycott of the coffee-and-doughnut chain.Here’s a look at the numbers behind the controversial measures that have some of the franchisees and the parent company playing the blame game:$2.40: The jump in minimum wage in Ontario for most employees starting Jan. 1. It is set to go up another $1 at the start of 2019.$243,889.10: How much the increase will cost the average Tim Hortons franchisee, according to the Great White North Franchisee Association, a group representing about half of the country’s Tim Hortons franchisees.The calculation assumes every employee’s hourly wage is boosted by $3.35, which includes the $2.40 minimum wage hike and factors in additional costs from other changes to the province’s employment and labour laws, like increased vacation pay.Tim Hortons regulars launch #NoTimmiesTuesday over minimum wage response‘Reckless’: Tim Hortons blasts franchisees’ cuts to paid breaks and benefits‘We are offended’: Franchisees blast Ontario premier for unfairly targeting Tim Hortons’ founding familiesThis figure would vary depending on the mix of full- and part-time employees at a particular store, said a GWNFA spokeswoman in an email.The association does not yet have a projection for what the average franchisee will lose a year when Ontario’s minimum wage rises to $15 an hour in 2019.$6,968.26: How much more each full-time employee who works 40 hours a week will cost a Tim Hortons franchisee every year, according to the GWNFA.10 cents: How much the parent company of Tim Hortons, Restaurant Brands International, raised the price of a cup of coffee by on average at its Canadian locations in 2014. At the time, it also boosted the price of breakfast sandwiches by a dime in all provinces except Ontario.Since then, it has only raised the price of menu items infrequently. Most recently, on Aug. 2, 2017, some restaurants in select markets increased prices for some hot beverages and breakfast menu items, Tim Hortons said at the time.The GWNFA said some of its franchisee members have been left with no alternative buy to implement cost-saving measures, like cutting some employee benefits, to survive as RBI has not helped them by raising menu prices or taking other measures.Tim Hortons said it’s committed to helping franchisees work through the employment law changes.10 cents is also how much a cup of coffee cost when the chain was founded in 1964. At the time, a doughnut also cost a dime.$1.5 million: The required net worth of anyone applying to purchase a Tim Hortons franchise, according to the company’s website. Applicants must have an additional $500,000 in liquid assets to qualify.4,613 restaurants: The number of Tim Hortons locations as of Dec. 31, 2016, according to the company’s most recent annual report. Only 29 of these were owned by the company, while 4,584 were franchised.The company says roughly 82.4 per cent, or 3,801 are in Canada, but does not provide a provincial breakdown. read more

Despite progress nuclear reactor safety still falls short – UN atomic watchdog

“Nuclear safety is not an issue that can ever be regarded as ‘fixed,’” International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei told a Board of Governors meeting at its Vienna headquarters in his latest report, noting that growing global needs and rising oil and gas prices have fuelled new interest in atomic energy.“But equally important has been the sustained strong performance, in terms of safety and productivity, of existing nuclear plants,” he said. “While the strong, steady safety performance of recent years is reassuring, events of concern continue to take place, even in countries with extensive operating experience and strong regulatory oversight.“These events make clear that the management of nuclear safety, including the establishment of a strong safety culture for both operators and regulators, must always be viewed as a ‘work in progress,’” he said.“From my own discussions with operators and regulators, I believe it is particularly vital that we work harder to fix the so-called ‘weak links’ in the nuclear safety chain,” he added, listing less than optimal design safety features, the lack of strong, independent regulatory oversight, and poor coordination among the international organizations providing safety assistance.For such facilities, the international community should move expeditiously, with coordination between all relevant organizations, to clarify the actions needed, the expected costs, and a strategy and schedule for proceeding, Mr. ElBaradei warned. “I am pleased to note that these focused efforts have recently been taking place at some facilities,” he said.He noted that the IAEA has also been pressing for increased harmonization in national regulatory approaches, to ensure high quality, independent oversight for nuclear activities, as evidenced by the International Conference on Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems held in Moscow last week – the first effort to bring together all senior regulators with oversight in nuclear safety, radiation safety and nuclear security.The conference made a number of recommendations, including wider participation by all countries in international conventions and other instruments, and renewed emphasis on international cooperation in developing a comprehensive body of international safety standards. read more