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7 Basic After Effects Skills Every Editor Should Know

first_img2. Easy Motion TrackingIn this tutorial by Michael Tierney, we go over some of the very basic and easy ways to work with motion tracking in After Effects. Pay attention because a lot of these same principles will stay relevant and helpful in application as you learn more advanced techniques later on.In the meantime, even this simple technique is a great way to round out your After Effects skills, and it can really up the value of your projects and is great to add to client videos.3. Quick Tips for Compositing Using After Effects SkillsWhen first starting out in After Effects, some of these early techniques can be great tools in adding that extra level of dynamics to your regular Premiere Pro projects. One way to really showcase some added value is by creating your own titles with even the most basic of compositing techniques.Follow along with the tutorial above, and be sure to download the free project file here.4. Export Transparent Background VideosIn this tutorial by Justin Odisho, we get a course in how to create and export transparent background videos in After Effects. This is especially helpful when combined with techniques from the tutorial above, and can be great for creating and using your own custom lower thirds.5. A Beginner’s Guide to RotoscopingWhile “rotoscoping” as a term itself might scare some potential editors away, it’s actually not that scary and a surprisingly intuitive technique to master. In this accessible and simple beginner’s guide video tutorial, you can learn some of the basic techniques of working with masking and Roto Brush tools for some simple rotoscoping tricks.Read up on the full step-by-step article here.6. Learn to “Float Yourself”For many video editors and aspiring visual effects artists, the allure of learning After Effects skills comes from a desire to create some of those mind-bending, jaw-dropping visuals you often see online and on social media.If you’re looking to try out something a little more advanced and outstanding, this tutorial by Peter McKinnon can show how to create the viral “float yourself” effect. And it’s not as tricky as you might think.7. Create 8-Bit Pixel ArtThis is definitely one of the cooler After Effects skills tutorials we’ve produced here at PremiumBeat, but here are some straightforward, effective, awesome guides to creating 8-bit pixel art for your videos or projects. This tutorial goes over the following eight tools:PosterizeCC Block LoadTintGridPosterize TimeVideo FootageAlpha Channel FootageInstalling the After Effects 8-Bit Game PresetYou can follow along with this full write-up here.Cover image via “Tutorial: Getting Started with Content-Aware Fill in After Effects.”If you’re still hungry for more After Effects learning, tutorials, and tricks, check out these articles.How to Animate via Audio Frequencies in Adobe After Effects7 Useful Ctrl and Cmd Key Shortcuts in Adobe After EffectsTutorial: Getting Started with Content-Aware Fill in After EffectsHow to Create a Mid-’90s DV Camcorder Look in After EffectsExporting Video With An Alpha Channel for Transparency in After Effects Missing some After Effects skills? Here are some tutorials that teach all the basic knowledge you’ll need for working with the program.When first getting started in the world of video editing, NLE editors like Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro can seem like the be-all-end-all of video editing knowledge. However, as you continue to grow — and do your research into how to master the programs — you quickly learn that video editing using After Effects skills can actually be pretty straightforward and fun.Then, once you think you have everything figured out, you’re introduced to the powerful behemoth of digital video effects, motion graphics, and compositing that is Adobe After Effects. And while some of your basic editing knowledge might serve you in some ways, learning After Effects skills really is a completely different beast. And to master it as well, you’ll need to change your thinking and focus.So, for those looking to take these first steps into really understanding how After Effects works — and for those who are ready to truly unlock the power of Adobe’s flagship motion effects platform — here are seven in-depth tutorials to teach you the basics and hone your skills.1. Animating with Trim PathsLooking for a fun and simple tutorial to dive into while working with After Effects? Well, try out this one on how to animate with trim paths! The desired effect can be really quite cool and a very impressive animation to add to any project. Plus, many users just developing their After Effects skills users might not be aware that this technique exists.Here’s a complete step-by-step breakdown on how to unlock this hidden feature for making precise adjustments to your shape layer paths. You can use this effect for any of the following:InfographicsMap RoutesText BoxesText StrokesCircle Burstslast_img read more

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Congress stages walkout over land scam in M.P.

first_imgThe Congress on Monday staged a walkout in Madhya Pradesh Assembly when it failed to get an assurance of a probe in an alleged land scam in Sagar district. During Question Hour, the Congress members alleged that the title of a leased land in Sagar, located about 190 km from Bhopal, was registered in favour of a builder in violation of revenue laws. Congress MLA Harsh Yadav said the lease of the 27 acre land was in favour of two brothers.‘Revenue laws violated’ In January this year, the land’s title was changed in the builder’s favour in violation of revenue laws, he alleged. “There is no rule to register the deed of ‘change of title’ of a leased land. But, Sagar district registrar has registered this deed in favour of the developer in which the estimated cost of land is shown to be ₹35 crore,” he said. However, the market cost of the land is estimated to be much higher at ₹650-700 crore, he claimed. When Mr Yadav asked how the land was registered in favour of the builder, MP’s Revenue Minister Umashankar Gupta said, “The (Sagar) district collector had written a letter to the registrar for not registering the deed. But, still the registrar carried out registration of this deed.” “We have moved the Madhya Pradesh High Court against the registration of the land deed,” Mr Gupta said. He pointed out that the deed was registered after the Revenue Board gave an order in favour of the builder. Congress MLA Dr Govind Singh then said the market cost of the land is estimated to be around ₹650 crore. “The district collector had directed the registrar on June 6, 2016 that the deed for ‘change of title’ should not be registered. Despite the directives, the deed was registered (in January this year) in favour of the builder in violation of rules,” he said.‘Ministers to blame’This was done under pressure from some ministers, he alleged and demanded a high-level inquiry into the matter. The other Congress legislators also stood up and supported the demand for a probe. However, when they did not get any assurance of a probe, the Congress MLAs, led by Deputy Leader of Opposition Bala Bachchan, staged a walkout in the House.last_img read more

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DU reviews sports quota admissions

first_imgDU’s centralised sports quota trials are in trouble.A year after Delhi University (DU) introduced a centralised process of admission to seats under sports quota, the policy is up for a review already.Sources say DU is rethinking the process and is keen on yet another change in the way students are admitted at the undergraduate level through the sports quota.The chaos and trouble caused to the applicants amid the pitched battle between the affiliated colleges and the university in 2010, is the main reason that has inspired a rethink this year.”We introduced central trials for sports admission with the intention of ensuring transparency and reducing inconvenience to students who had to run from pillar to post in a bid to participate in trials of different colleges. But with the colleges refusing to toe the line, there was complete chaos and students suffered the most,” a senior university official said.”This change in policy did not have the benefits we expected from it,” the official added.The new chairman of the sports council J. M. Khurana – who is also the new dean of students’ welfare – has already held four meetings with physical education teachers of north and south campuses over the last three months for their feedback on last year’s sports trials.In 2010, DU changed the admission criteria under sports quota to quite an extent by conducting common trials for all colleges. In other words, there was a common calendar for trials unlike in the past when different trial dates coincided causing inconvenience to students. The weightage given to merit certificates and trials was in the ratio of 75: 25. Earlier, an equal weightage was provided to both.advertisementColleges were irked with the change as central trials do not provide candidates according to specific team needs. They were also unhappy over the exclusion of physical education teachers when the decision was taken.Students, as a result, felt the heat as there was no proper dissemination of information and several colleges continued to conduct their individual trials even as the university forbade them to do so. “We will try to evolve a method through which the participation of the colleges as far as selecting candidates is much larger this time,” the official said.Teachers, however, want the university to go back to the old ways. “We need people according to team requirements. We need the autonomy to select our own candidates,” Jai Inder Pal Singh, physical education teacher of Hindu College, said.last_img read more

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India Today Editorial Director M J Akbar on London Olympics 2012 and politics

first_imgIndia Today Editorial Director M J Akbar.When propaganda works, it becomes conventional wisdom fairly quickly. As the Olympic torch fleets from hand to heroic hand on its way to the London Games, we offer it the aura of a tradition stretching back to that hoary past when this event was,India Today Editorial Director M J Akbar.When propaganda works, it becomes conventional wisdom fairly quickly. As the Olympic torch fleets from hand to heroic hand on its way to the London Games, we offer it the aura of a tradition stretching back to that hoary past when this event was restricted to a few nude Greek men.There is certainly a very pre-electricity touch to this torch which conjures up visions of an olden golden age. A bit of reflection suggests that a torch could not have been much use, since the sports were held during daylight. In fact, this wheeze was dreamt up by the Nazis for the 1936 Berlin extravaganza as part of a publicity drive for Hitler’s pseudo-white Aryan maniac delusions. The world destroyed Nazis, but kept the torch.Nor did the logo, of five interlinked circles, originate in some great architectural symbol of ancient Greece. It was born in the intelligent imagination of the man who reinvented the Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, when he saw a magazine advertisement for Dunlop bicycle tyres with a similar display. It might however be the most significant contribution made by an ad agency to world history.This logo was first revealed in 1914, so in two years it will reach its centenary moment. Surely this is sufficient cause for the advertising and sports industries to pool their considerable talents, and raise sufficient funds to celebrate in the manner to which they are accustomed. 1914 also saw the advent of the First World War, but no one seems particularly eager to recall that first instance of organised, relentless and often pointless carnage on a multinational scale.Baron Coubertin became convinced that sport was a better option than war, and who can blame him. But, to succeed, he argued, sport had to be organised on the lines of religion, with its own church, dogma and ritual. This profound insight is the basis of the commercial success of all contemporary sport.Each sport has its own Pope, who is infallible as long as he is in office. His support system is a cluster of cardinals and a structured order of bishops. This should end all questions about why politicians want to be at the command centre. It is not the sport that they love, but the infallibility that they crave.There is nothing democratic about sports management. Its culture is that of an opaque cabal, and woe behold any heretic who attempts to disturb its secret society methods of insider trading, as the current Sports Minister Ajay Maken discovered when he thought that the Government of India was more important than the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The chorus that silenced him was a formidable all-party alliance.If the alliance that squashed Maken formed a coalition government in Delhi, it would be the strongest, most stable, policy-focused ruling partnership in Indian history. Perhaps Rahul Gandhi should, when he takes effective charge of Congress in September, hire Lalit Modi as consultant to decipher the BCCI code of management. If Modi is held up in London, there is always Jagmohan Dalmiya waiting to serve in Calcutta.Politics, far more than sport, needs the glue of symbols. The BJP revived from a near-death experience in the 1984 General Elections by turning a brick into a magnet during its campaign for the construction of a temple at Ayodhya. The Gandhi cap has rather lost its adhesive quality for the Congress. When its leaders are forced by protocol to wear them, they look faintly ridiculous. Moreover, Anna Hazare has co-opted the cap into his own brand image.A torch could be a good substitute. One can visualise the excitement created by Youth Congress volunteers holding aloft the Torch of Reform, as they race from village to village, behind a bus with dancing and music on the upper deck. This in turn would ensure TV coverage, as news channels need the barest excuse to show free footage of Hindi film songs. TV would also encourage sponsors to jump in with free packets of sweets for children among the spectators. Every PCC would send one torch to an AICC session; all of them would be used to ignite one giant flame to inaugurate a fiery start.Sceptics will always dismiss any revolutionary idea. When Baron Coubertin persuaded a few countries to throw a javelin, did he know that one day, more than a century later, a blond mayor of London called Boris Johnson would aspire to become Prime Minister of a Great Power on the strength of his Olympic skills? A sneer is the privilege of a pessimist.The Congress is in obvious need of a strong dose of optimism. The Olympic spirit is in the air. It should breathe deeply.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Chris Ross happy to play for Philippines in SEA Games if given a shot

first_imgCanadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical MOST READ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Becoming his own man Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ View comments GALLERY: Best photos from Day 1 of East Asia League: Terrific 12 This jewelry designer is also an architect Ross has yet to wear the Philippine tricolor.With the Philippines hosting the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, Ross once again expressed his desire to represent the Philippines in international competition.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Ross said during the press conference for the East Asia Super League: The Terrific 12 that he hasn’t heard  from the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, but he’d be ready to be part of the team for the regional multisport event.“I mean, if my name is called then I’d be more than happy to join. If not, best of luck to those guys that are in the pool,” said Ross Tuesday at Tap Seac Sports Pavilion here. MACAU—Chris Ross is one of the most accomplished point guards in PBA history having won eight titles, two Finals MVPs, and a Best Player of the Conference, but there’s still one accolade the San Miguel floor general is searching for.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ The SBP is required to submit the final lineup for the SEA Games on September 30 and names like Stanley Pringle, Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, and Christian Standhardinger have already been included in the pool that would be composed of PBA and collegiate players.“If my name is not called that’s fine and I’ll be cheering for those guys just as much as if I was playing,” said Ross. “The PBA is a brotherhood and you’re just happy for whoever gets the call-up and whoever gets to represent us as a whole.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Yogeshwar crashes out as India end campaign with two medals

first_imgBy Tapan Mohanta Rio de Janeiro, Aug 21 (PTI) Experienced wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, Indias last realistic medal hope on the concluding day of the Olympics, crashed out after losing his qualification bout as the countrys biggest-ever contingent bowed out of the Games with a paltry medal haul of two. Dutt, bronze medal winner in the previous Games in London four years ago, failed to sign off his Olympic career with a podium finish, losing in the opening round to Mongolian Ganzorigiina Mandakhnaran whose quarterfinal defeat dashed the Indians hopes of a second career bronze through repechage. The other contenders on day 15 were three male marathoners, two of whom managed to clock their personal best times. The end of the marathon race also spelt the end of Indias campaign in this Brazilian city where they ended up with a disappointing medal tally of one silver (P V Sindhu in womens singles in badminton) and one bronze (woman 58kg category wrestler Sakshi Malik). In 2012 India had secured their highest medal tally from a single Games — six, without a gold — and there were pre-Games projections by the Sports Authority of India that the tally will be doubled here. But all those were dashed to the ground and India were saved the blushes at the fag end of their campaign by two women who were never highlighted as medal hopes – Sindhu who got the first-ever silver in badminton after Saina Nehwals bronze in London and Sakshi who secured the first-ever medal in womens wrestling. Expectations were high from Yogeshwar after he was touted as a strong medal prospect. But he looked a pale shadow of his previous gritty self in the 0-3 loss to Mandakhnaran in the qualification round bout. After his loss in the qualification, Yogeshwars only hope of making the medal round depended on his Mongolian opponent reaching the gold medal bout. MORE PTI TAP SSR PM SSRadvertisementlast_img read more

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Trump Hosts Stanley Cup Champion Capitals & Greek-American Owner Leonsis at WH

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Alex Ovechkin and the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals along with team owner, Greek-American Ted Leonsis, to the Oval Office on March 25 to congratulate them for winning the Stanley Cup in June.Trump said it was an honor to host the team because he is a hockey fan and a Capitals fan. The president called the Capitals “winners” and said there is “an awfully good chance” they will repeat this season.“You brought the Stanley Cup home,” Trump said. “Thousands of adoring fans greeted you. They were all over the place. And I have a feeling you’re going to be doing it again. You’re champions. You have a champion’s heart.”Players, coaches and staff members took a private 45-minute tour of the White House and met with Trump in what was a last chance to be around hockey’s sacred trophy as defending champions.“It’s a good reminder of the special things that our group did,” coach Todd Reirden said after practice earlier Monday. “That will kind of put a wrap on it and the final chapter of that moving forward into finishing up the regular season here and moving some of that success into playoffs this year.”Two players on the current roster, Canadians Braden Holtby and Brett Connolly, and Devante Smith-Pelly, who is in the minors, did not visit the White House. Smith-Pelly in June cited Trump’s rhetoric, and Holtby last week said he had to stay true to his values and respectfully decline.In the days since the team scheduled its visit, Holtby and his teammates explained their stances on going or declining while also shifting the focus back to the ice where the Capitals are trying to repeat as champions like the rival Pittsburgh Penguins did.President Donald Trump, seated center, listens as Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, fourth from left, speaks during the teams visit to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019, to honor the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals hockey team. Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, right, and NHL Commissioner Gery Bettman, left, and other members of the team listen. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)“The more important thing is we’re just gearing up for a playoff run, and (different decisions on going or not going are) not going to hurt team unity,” Holtby said Friday. “I hope they have a good experience there and then we can get back to hockey.”The rest of the team was in attendance, along with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, who wore a Capitals Stanley Cup champions hat. Trump called daughter Ivanka a friend and fan of Ovechkin’s, compared him to Babe Ruth and also singled out owner Ted Leonsis and American defenseman John Carlson during his remarks.Trump called Ovechkin a “very special athlete, a great player.”“It’s huge honor for us to be here and meet you personally,” said Ovechkin, the Capitals’ Russian-born captain and playoff MVP. “We’re going to try to (win) again. We have same team, experienced team, very good group of guys and we’re going to try to do it again.”The visit comes a day after Attorney General William Barr released a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that found no evidence Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice. Trump did not take questions from reporters.Several Capitals players said going to the White House wasn’t about politics. American Brooks Orpik, who went in 2009 with the Penguins to visit then-President Barack Obama, said the decision to go is “not an endorsement of whoever’s in the office.”President Donald Trump, center, hosts the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals hockey team in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019. Some of the team attending are Alex Ovechkin, third from left, John Carlson, fourth from left, T.J. Oshie, sixth from left, and team owner Ted Leonsis, third from right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)The Capitals presented Trump with a red No. 45 jersey and a gold, engraved stick. Trump took individual pictures with players and staff and gave them pens and M&Ms before they left.Leonsis called visiting the Oval Office a “true thrill for all of the players and the organization.”Carlson said, “It’s an honor to be here. I think all of us looked very much forward to it.”The Capitals’ White House visit came nine-plus months after their first title in franchise history and with six games left in the regular season before the playoffs begin. Washington is in first place and again is a top contender.“I think you’re going to be successful,” Trump said. “Very proud of you guys. Good luck. We’re going to be watching.”By Stephen Whyno, AP Hockey Writer. Associated Press writer Jill Colvin in Washington contributed to this report.TweetPinShare2121 Shareslast_img read more

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Happy Birthday Dada: Sourav Ganguly, leader par excellence, turns 46

first_imgFormer India captain and one of the most successful ones Indian cricket has had, Sourav Ganguly is celebrating his 46th birthday today. Since making his debut for India as a 20-year-old, Ganguly has given India many memorable and glorious moments. Eventually becoming the leader of the Indian cricket team, the man from Kolkata taught Indian players to match toe-to-toe with the might of world cricket.Ganguly was the man who brought about a change in the way Indian cricketers played and the way selection processes happened. Not only did Ganguly expanded the scope of selections, his faith on players like Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and of course, MS Dhoni paved way for the Indian cricket team of today.Ganguly is known for his openness and as one to never shy away from any challenge and that is exactly what he inculcated in the Indian dressing room.Ganguly made Indians believe that they could match the prowess of the Australians and the English. The aggressiveness and approach he brought in the Indian team since becoming the captain in 2000 is bringing results even today.He is not regarded as one of the most successful Indian captains for nothing. He lead India to 11 wins from 28 away Tests, one of the highest ever tallies for an Indian captain.Ganguly, who finished his career with 18,576 runs in 424 internationals, is also regarded as one of the best-ever batsman to have played for India. Sourav Ganguly played for India from 1992-2008. (Reuters Photo)The man from Kolkata made his Test debut for India back in 1996 and at the biggest stage of them all, the Lord’s. Against an English attack that had the likes of Chris Lewis and Alan Mullally, Ganguly scored 131 runs to announce himself to the world.advertisementOf course, that is hardly the most memorable moment Ganguly has had at that cricket ground.A little, jubilant man swerving his jersey over his head celebrating a massive win is perhaps the most played video in India. Sourav Ganguly’s celebration is not only iconic but one that spoke of his passion in ways more than one.Now that Ganguly has retired, he is a member of Committee of Administrators, a team responsible for selection of Indian coach.But that is not the most influential thing he has done for Indian cricket after his retirement.As the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), Ganguly has given a lesson to people about how to handle cricket administration.Eden Gardens, India’s most iconic cricket ground, has been turned into arguably the best pitch in the country under his watch.Eden is perhaps one of the most balanced pitches in the country at the moment, assisting all of batsmen, quicks and spinners.Ganguly’s contribution to Indian cricket is invaluable and arguably one that has paved way for everything good about it.last_img read more

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India vs England, 1st Test: We did well as a bowling unit, says Shami

first_imgMohammed Shami was easily the best fast bowler on the first day of the first Test between India and England at Edgbaston.Shami, who returned to the Indian side on Wednesday after a gap of over six months, returned with figures of 2 for 64 from a staggering 19 overs that he bowled on day 1.Back among the wickets and satisfied with his performance on a slow pitch, Shami said all the bowlers did well to stick to their line and lengths to reduce the hosts to 285 for 9 at stumps.Mohammed Shami returns for India after public spat with Hasin Jahan”The pitch is a little slow, there is hard work for sure, we had to maintain a good line and length all day. It was a little tough at the start because the pitch was slow and a little damp. By the evening, though, it became better. As a bowling unit, we did well after they were 216/3,” pointed out Shami.India vs England, 1st Test: R Ashwin leads sensational Indian fightbackIndia completely dominated England in the final session of play with Ravichandran Ashwin leading the way with three wickets post tea.England lost six wickets in the final session to lose the advantage that Joe Root (80) and Jonny Bairstow (70) had provided with their 104-run partnership for the fourth wicket.DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARD | BALL-BY-BALL COMMENTARYRoot was dismissed on 80 thanks to a brilliant piece of fielding by his counterpart Virat Kohli, who quickly collected the ball after running back from mid-wicket and released it swiftly towards the non-striker’s end for a direct hit to find the England captain short of crease by a long way.advertisementIndia vs England: Virat Kohli mocks Joe Root with mic drop celebrationBairstow followed soon as he played-on a delivery from Umesh Yadav on to his stumps when he was batting on 70.Ashwin then sent back Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad as England collapsed from 163 for 3 at tea to finish the day with just one wicket in hand.That’s Stumps on Day 1 of the 1st Test.England 285/9. A four wicket haul for @ashwinravi99#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/Ty2FhiFHRrBCCI (@BCCI) August 1, 2018″When you bowl on such pitches, you get an idea of how it will behave and what you need to do. So there weren’t many changes in our approach during the day but we tried to hit the right lines and lengths and not to give any width,” Shami said.England had their partnerships early on. After Alastair Cook fell to Ashwin with England on 26, Jennings and Root added 72 for the second wicket. Then there was the Root-Bairstow stand, which might have done more but for the run out.When such partnerships develop, patience is the key on the part of the fielding side. “In a Test match, there is time and you can come back if there is a good partnership,” agreed Shami.Shami last played for India in the third Test against South Africa at Johannesburg in January and played a starring role in a historic triumph.The Edgbaston Test is also the first international match for the West Bengal pacer after he was involved in a public spat with his wife Hasin Jahan earlier this year.Talking about his own form, the 27-year-old said, “It’s just that I have not been playing matches, but when we get injured, we work very hard, we go through training and rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, we are in the nets constantly. So when we get back to play, we make our plans and return to action.”The return has been a good one, with Shami, denied the new ball in Birmingham, still finishing the first day as the best of the Indian pacers. The job isn’t done yet, though.(With ICC inputs)last_img read more

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Badhaai Ho- The Film Creates New Records on BookMyShow

first_img(Eds: (Disclaimer: The above press release comes to you under an arrangement with PR Newswire.PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.)MUMBAI, October 26, 2018/PRNewswire/ –Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Badhaai Ho did phenomenally well at the box office and is being loved by the audiences all across the country. Presented by Junglee Pictures, in association with Chrome Pictures, the film is touted as the family entertainer of the year.- Badhaai Ho registered the highest opening day ticket sales for an Ayushmann Khurrana film- a clear indication of the actor’s growing popularity- Badhaai Ho became Ayushmann Khurrana’s fastest film to reach the 1 million ticket sales milestone- in just 4 days on BookMyShow- In line with the expectations, while Badhaai Ho has been accepted very well in metros, it has also witnessed higher contribution from non-metros like Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Jaipur & Indore when compared to other films in similar genres, thus reinstating the wide acceptance of the film- Badhaai Ho has witnessed higher contribution to the overall collections from the non-metro markets, accompanied by significant contribution from the metros, thus re-instating the widely celebrating success of the film- BookMyShow alone contributed 44% to the opening weekend collection of the filmAshish Saksena, COO- Cinemas, BookMyShow, said, “Badhaai Ho is an incredible family entertainer. Its strong performance on BookMyShow not only reflects on the popularity of the film but is also a testament to how millions of movie-goers continue to book with us to watch their favourite films, week after week. Badhaai Ho had the audience hooked right from the time its trailer released and to add to its positive word of mouth, Ayushmann Khurrana is on a success trail after his phenomenal performance in Andhadhun, which will also significantly continue to help Badhaai Ho. Since the movie flow generally reduces after Dusshera until Diwali, Badhaai Ho will get a good opportunity to capitalise on the long unaffected run.”advertisementAneesh Mohan, Head of Marketing, Junglee Pictures, said, “After Talvar, Bareilly Ki Barfi and Raazi, we are happy to deliver another successful film. Badhaai Ho has re-defined the family comedy as a genre. We are grateful to all our partners for their constant support and wish for many more successful collaborations in future.”About BookMyShowBookMyShow works with partners across the industry to provide unmatched entertainment experiences to millions of customers, on par with global entertainment standards. It is constantly innovating to increase its ownership share in the Indian entertainment value chain by relying heavily on its analytic capabilities and incisive understanding of customers. BookMyShow has produced music concerts and theatricals, introduced audio entertainment service Jukebox, built Indias largest organic reviews and ratings engine for movies and has driven technology innovations, such as the m-ticket, impacting both users and the industry at large.Since its launch in 2007, BookMyShow has been committed to its customers. With investments from TPG Growth, Stripes Group, SAIF Partners, Accel Partners and Network 18, BookMyShow is invested in providing the best user experience, whether its on ground at an event or online. Demonstrating category leadership, BookMyShow has expanded its operations to Sri Lanka and Indonesia and has invested in companies including Do-It-Yourself events registration and ticketing platform Townscript and Fantain, a fantasy sports platform for Cricket and Kabaddi. It is also committed to society at large by way of their charity initiative BookASmile, which provides entertainment experiences to the underprivileged. For more information, please visit www.bookmyshow.comSource: BookMyShowPWRPWRlast_img read more

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AFC Asian Cup 2019: We are a team who hate to lose and we have proven it, says Chhetri

first_imgIndia will be a difficult team to beat in the Asian Cup football tournament starting Saturday, especially after their recent draws against more fancied China and Oman, said talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri.The Asian Cup, the continent’s showpiece event, will be played in four cities of the United Arab Emirates from January 5 to February 1.India have been clubbed in Group A along side Thailand, Bahrain and hosts UAE. They play their first match on Sunday against Thailand here, followed by games against UAE (Abu Dhabi) and Bahrain (Sharjah) on January 10 and 14 respectively.Ranked 15th in Asia, India played against three quality sides — China, Oman and Jordan — in their build-up to the Asian Cup. The Stephen Constantine-coached side drew goal-less against China and Oman and lost to Jordan 1-2.China (76th) and Oman (82nd) are ranked higher than India (97th) while Jordan are below a few rungs down at 109th.”I can assure you that it won’t be an easy job for other teams to face us. We are a team who hate to lose, and we have proven it in recent times. We are working as per the plan,” Chhetri was quoted as saying by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) website.”All of us are super excited and thrilled right now. Apart from me and Gurpreet (Singh Sandhu), it’s a first-time experience for all else. Everyone is ready to grab this opportunity (of playing in the Asian Cup),” said the skipper, who is set to become the only Indian to feature in two Asian Cup tournaments.advertisementThe 34-year-old Chhetri was part of the Indian team that featured in the 2011 edition in Doha where the country lost all their group matches — against Australia, South Korea and Bahrain. Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was in the 2011 squad but did not play any match.Chhetri, the highest Indian scorer in international football with 65 goals, said his team was focussing solely on the match against Thailand and not looking beyond that.”At the moment, our sole focus is on our opening fixture — the game against Thailand. We are not looking anything beyond that. Yeah, there are matches against UAE and Bahrain lined up but we will think about them only when they come.”At the moment we know that Thailand will be a very tough opponent and we are concentrating only on them,” he said.Chhetri is set to equal former captain Bhaichung Bhutia’s record of all time India appearances during the Asia Cup. He has played 104 international matches so far, only three shy of his ‘mentor’ Bhutia’s record of 107 games.But, Chhetri said he had never played for records.”It feels good when I get a record under my name. But I don’t keep track of records. After 10 seconds, I just forget it. I never take any pressure of chasing any record,” he said.”I never ever dreamt that I would play more than 100 games for India or score 60-odd goals,” Chhetri said.Talking about Bhutia, Chhetri said, “I have always been a big fan of Bhaichung bhai. Tell me who isn’t? I have learnt so many things from him. He has always been a huge support.”Also Read | Bhaichung Bhutia talks up India’s chances of reaching second roundAlso Read | India play 2019 AFC Asian Cup with dreams of 2026 FIFA World Cuplast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: James Neesham’s childhood coach died during Super Over

first_imgFormer Auckland Grammar School teacher and coach David James Gordon breathed his last moments after New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham hit a maximum during the Super Over in a thrilling World Cup final against England.On July 14, England defeated New Zealand in a thrilling final on boundary count to clinch their first ever World Cup trophy. The Kiwis missed their chance of lifting the World Cup trophy at the Lord’s balcony due to inferior boundary count after both the 50 overs and the Super Over ended in ties.Gordon’s daughter Leonie said the moment Neesham hit a six on the second ball in the Super Over on Monday morning (New Zealand time), while chasing England’s score of 15, her father stopped breathing.”One of the nurses came in for the final over, the super over, and she said his breathing is changing,” Leonie was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.”You know, I think Jimmy Neesham had just hit that six and he took his last breath.”He has a quirky sense of humour and he was a real character and he would have loved the fact that he did that,” she added.”Dave Gordon, my High School teacher, coach and friend. Your love of this game was infectious, especially for those of us lucky enough to play under you. How appropriate you held on until just after such a match. Hope you were proud. Thanks for everything. RIP,” Neesham tweeted on Thursday paying a rich tribute to his coach.Leonie was heartened to see the all-rounder’s tribute and said her father would have been too. “It was lovely, you know, he’s kept in touch with Jimmy and he is friends with Jimmy’s father. He always had a soft spot for Jimmy Neesham, he was very proud of him.advertisement”He would definitely be following his career.”Gordon coached Neesham, Lockie Ferguson and numerous other high school students during his stint for more than 25-years as a teacher and cricket and hockey coach at Auckland Grammar.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Stokes asked umpire to take off four overthrows during final, claims AndersonAlso See:last_img read more

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WINNAVEGAS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY

first_imgWinnaVegas Casino Resort is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in Siouxland.The Sloan, Iowa based casino held a ribbon cutting and champagne and cake reception Thursday afternoon.Spokesman Michael Lewis says the casino will host a variety of promotions and specials in April to mark their anniversary, including a Cruise and Cash Sunday spectacular:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/25TH.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………cruise for two. :19Over the past 25 years, WinnaVegas Casino Resort has grown from a bingo parlor to be the area’s largest casino with over 850 slots plus table games, poker room and a resort hotel with an event center and convention facilities.last_img read more

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Oklahoma State Extends Win Streak in Austin

first_imgGoing into Saturdays matchup in Austin, Oklahoma State carried a three-game winning streak against the Longhorns in Austin. After Saturday’s win, Oklahoma StateAs Kyle noted, Haskell and Notre Dame both held winning streaks in Austin, and now Oklahoma State can also lay claim to the longest winning streaks in Austin.Here are the longest winning streaks in Austin ever (all four games):Haskell (1902-1905)Notre Dame (1913-1996)#okstate (2010-2015)— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 27, 2015AdChoices广告As we saw on Saturday, even the less impressive football teams in Austin are tough to take down on their home turf. A four-game winning streak in Austin is a huge deal for Oklahoma State. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

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FA Cup: Manchester United and Chelsea register wins to advance to fourth round

first_imgFA Cup: Manchester United and Chelsea register wins to advance to fourth roundFA Cup: Manchester United beat second-tier strugglers Reading 2-0 in the third round while Chelsea cruised to a 2-0 victory over second-tier Nottingham Forest.advertisement Reuters LondonJanuary 5, 2019UPDATED: January 5, 2019 23:51 IST Juan Mata celebrates after scoring a goal (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSManchester United beat second-tier strugglers Reading 2-0 in the third round of the FA CupChelsea cruised to a 2-0 victory over second-tier Nottingham ForestWest Ham United beat second-tier Birmingham City 2-0, Brighton & Hove Albion beat Bournemouth 3-1Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed his fifth successive victory since being named interim manager as his much-changed side beat second-tier strugglers Reading 2-0 at home in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.Juan Mata’s penalty and a well-taken effort in first-half stoppage time by Romelu Lukaku, given his first start since Solskjaer took over, sent United into the fourth round where they were joined by holders Chelsea who cruised to a 2-0 victory over second-tier Nottingham Forest.It was a subdued performance by the 12-time FA Cup winners at Old Trafford, where Reading impressed, but maintained former United striker Solskjaer’s dream start to life in the hot seat vacated last month by Jose Mourinho who was sacked.”We have performed a lot better, but you can’t ask for fantasy football every time and with the changes I made you can’t expect it to have the same flow and rhythm,” Solskjaer, who became the first United manager to begin his reign with five straight wins since Matt Busby, told reporters.Alvaro Morata’s second-half brace was enough for Chelsea, who beat United in last year’s final, to move through.Yet fellow Spaniard Cesc Fabregas, in almost certainly his last game for the club before he is expected to join Monaco, missed a penalty in an emotional farewell at Stamford Bridge.Third-tier Gillingham grabbed the “giant-killer” award on a day lacking much of the traditional third-round drama as the Kent club beat Premier League Cardiff City 1-0 thanks to a late strike by Elliott List.advertisementAccrington Stanley, also of the third tier, reached the fourth round with a 1-0 win over former winners Ipswich Town who suffered a ninth successive third-round exit.Premier League strugglers Burnley made hard work of a 1-0 win over third-tier Barnsley in a match notable for a bizarre intervention by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) — the system being used in nine of the 32 third-round ties.Burnley were awarded a penalty for a foul on Matej Vydra before the interval but just as he was running up to take the spot kick the referee Simon Hooper indicated that the decision had been reversed by VAR because of an offside in the build-up.Manager Sean Dyche was left fuming but his mood improved when Chris Wood eventually sealed victory from the penalty spot in the second minute of stoppage time.NINE CHANGESSolskjaer made nine changes to the side that beat Newcastle United in midweek and there was a disjointed feel to his team’s display as Reading matched their illustrious opponents.Fred, another player to get a rare start, thought he had given United the lead midway through the first half but was flagged offside, although Mata was fouled in the build-up.Referee Stuart Attwell, helped by VAR, brought play back to award a penalty which Spaniard Mata stroked home.Reading had chances before and after that with Andy Yiadom and Danny Loader guilty of bad misses, and United were given breathing space when Lukaku latched onto a superb pass by Alexis Sanchez to round keeper Anssi Jaakkola and slot home.The only moment of note in a dour second half, apart from a hamstring injury to Sanchez, was Solskjaer giving a debut to 19-year-old Dutch winger Tahith Chong.In other ties, West Ham United beat second-tier Birmingham City 2-0 at the London Stadium with Samir Nasri making his debut in his first game since completing an 18-month doping ban.Austrian Marko Arnautovic put West Ham ahead early on but was later substituted because of injury. His replacement, Andy Carroll, struck West Ham’s second in stoppage time.Brighton & Hove Albion beat Bournemouth 3-1 away in an all-Premier League affair with Anthony Knockaert, Yves Bissouma and Florin Andone all on target.Everton scored twice in the opening 14 minutes against League Two leaders Lincoln City but scraped home 2-1 while top-flight Southampton were held 2-2 by Frank Lampard’s second-tier promotion chasers Derby County.Record 13-times FA Cup winners Arsenal are in action at Blackpool later on Saturday.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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Ashes 2019: Have spoken to Warner on how to combat Broad, says Ponting

first_img Reuters ManchesterSeptember 5, 2019UPDATED: September 5, 2019 14:30 IST Ashes 2019: David Warner has gotten out to Stuart Broad 5 out of 7 times in the ongoing series (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWarner has been dismissed by Broad 5 times in 7 innings in Ashes 2019Warner averages 11.28 with the bat in the ongoing seriesWarner got out while trying to leave the ball against Broad in ManchesterStuart Broad has got David Warner’s number at the Ashes but the embattled opening batsman can turn it around if he ramps up the aggression against the England paceman, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has said.Compared to his stellar World Cup, Warner has had a nightmare of a series, averaging 11.28 with the bat and falling five times in seven innings to Broad.His second-ball duck on day one at Old Trafford was the second time in the series he has fallen attempting to leave the ball and is evidence, according to Ponting, of a player who has deserted his natural game.”Davey is obviously struggling with Stuart Broad,” Ponting told Cricket Australia’s website (cricket.com.au) after Australia went to stumps at 170 for three on Wednesday.”He has got his number, that round-the-wicket angle is really worrying him. It’s worrying all the left-handers to be honest.”Davey, again, was lured into playing trying to leave. That’s the second time in the series it’s happened and I think it’s a real mindset thing for him.”If he’s looking to hit the ball and not leave the ball like he is I think he’d be fine.”Barring his first innings 61 at Headingley, Warner has looked a shell of his normal self, failing to surpass eight runs in his other six innings in the series.His second consecutive duck was viewed dimly by Australian cricket media on Thursday, who branded him ‘Broad’s bunny’ and questioned whether selectors had dumped the wrong man in number three Usman Khawaja.advertisementWarner has had precious little support from his opening partners, with Marcus Harris scoring 13 following his eight and 19 at Headingley.Have spoken to Warner about ways to combat Broad: PontingHarris replaced Cameron Bancroft after the second test, with the Western Australian dumped for a similarly meagre output.The opening failures have repeatedly thwarted Australia’s hopes of stealing a march on England and put pressure on Steve Smith, who will resume on 60 not out on day two, to continue to rescue the touring side.Ponting said he had spoken to Warner about ways to combat Broad, who has been honing in on the opener’s stumps rather than seeking to find an edge.”I’ve said a few things to him about how I thought he could line up and try and play but it’s a different thing to work on that at training and have the courage to go out and try and do that in a test match,” Ponting said.”When you see Davey at his best he’s not really even thinking about leaving those (deliveries), he’s trying to stand up on top of the bounce and hit that through the covers.”Also Read | Never played a game without bails: Marnus Labuschagne on windy day in Ashes 4th TestAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Stuart BroadFollow David WarnerFollow Ashes 2019Follow England VS AustraliaFollow Ricky PontingFollow Manchester Test Ashes 2019: Have spoken to Warner on how to combat Broad, says PontingAshes 2019, England vs Australia: David Warner’s Ashes 2019 campaign has been woeful so far as the Australia opener has been troubled by Stuart Broad.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Operators of Indian Container Terminals Turn Down Rebid Offer

first_imgzoom Container terminal operators of some of major Indian ports have turned down Indian shipping ministry’s proposal to rebid for container terminals they are already operating after failing to cut their tariffs.Namely, a court regulator ordered that the terminal operators in question, including APM Terminal, DP World Ltd and PSA International Pte Ltd cut their tariffs.The decision comes in the wake of the companies’ request for raising tariffs and being switched to the new rate regime announced in July 2013 for new projects, which is considered to be more favorable.In a response, the shipping ministry proposed that terminals located at Jawaharlal Nehru port near Mumbai and Chennai port enter a rebidding process after terminal operators pay a surplus earned in excess of the permissible limit— estimated at about Rs.1,200 crore—to the government-owned ports, Live Mint reports.According to the terminal operators,  the surplus earnings and the consequent rate cuts were the result of faulty tariff setting guideline framed by the government in 2005.Under the proposal, ten terminals would be open for rebidding in accordance with the terms and conditions of the new guidelines where the existing operators of each of these terminals would be given the right of first refusal, the daily writes citing the ministry’s proposal.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Banks Bondholders to Take 75 Pct Stake in Rickmers Group

first_imgzoom Hamburg-based containership owner Rickmers Group, a subsidiary of Rickmers Holding AG, has reached an agreement with its stakeholders on the group’s financial restructuring. Under the restructuring plan, Bertram Rickmers, the group’s sole shareholder, would reduce his stake in Rickmers Holding AG from 100% to 24.9%.This would enable key creditors, HSH Nordbank AG, the bondholders and possibly one further bank, to acquire a total stake of 75.1% in Rickmers Holding AG, the company said.As contribution to the restructuring, Bertram R. C. Rickmers would pay EUR 10 million (USD 10.76 million) to relieve the group from a shipyard liability of a further USD 10 million, waive licensing fees up to the end of Q1 2021 and procure a backup loan facility of up to a further EUR 10 million for possible future liquidity requirements of Rickmers Holding AG.What is more, a Luxembourg vehicle (LuxCo) is expected to assume all liabilities of Rickmers Holding AG under the Rickmers Bond, such as replacing Rickmers Holding AG as the debtor of the bond. The LuxCo would assume as debtor a partial amount under a loan from HSH Nordbank AG. Consequently, LuxCo is planned to acquire a 75.1% stake in Rickmers Holding AG.According to Rickmers, the plan “enables a solvent continuation of Rickmers Holding AG at terms which … are considerably more favourable for the bondholders than an insolvency of Rickmers Holding AG would be.”The proposed restructuring needs to be approved by the corporate bodies of creditors and the bondholders.As of April 20, the value of Rickmers Group stands at USD 740 million, according to information provided by VesselsValue.The group owns four Handy container newbuildings currently being constructed at Jiangsu New Yangzijiang shipyard in China. These newbuildings are worth USD 68 million.The group’s fleet is made up of four multipurpose (MPP) vessels, two vehicle carriers and 35 container vessels ranging from Feedermax class to New Panamax.Over the last twelve months, Rickmers Group’s fleet has declined in value by 31%, VesselsValue said.This matches the decline of the liner business that is plagued by the oversupply of tonnage and slow demand growth.This decline is supplemented by strong selling and demolition activity from Rickmers as ten vessels have left the fleet in the last twelve months.last_img read more

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Ground Search and Rescue Agreement Signed

first_imgEMERGENCY MEASURES ORGANIZATION–Ground Search and RescueAgreement Signed Guidelines are now in place to ensure consistency when NovaScotia’s ground search and rescue volunteers assist in searcheson Parks Canada property. The Emergency Measures Organization (EMO), Nova Scotia’s GroundSearch and Rescue Association and Parks Canada signed amemorandum of understanding today, March 3, that outlines theroles and responsibilities of each organization when searches forlost or missing persons take place in national parks across theprovince. “I am very pleased an agreement is in place among all threeparties,” said Ernest Fage, Minister responsible for theEmergency Measures Organization. “This partnership enables us toprovide the most efficient services available to save the livesof lost persons.” “The commitment of Parks Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia andthe Nova Scotia Ground Search and Rescue Association workingtogether will ensure that the safety of visitors to Canada’snational parks in Nova Scotia is second to none,” said MP GeoffRegan. In addition to assisting in searches, the search and rescueassociation will also make recommendations to EMO and ParksCanada on improving search and rescue training. All three partiesalso agree to mutually develop standard operating procedures forsearches. “This agreement between Parks Canada, the Emergency MeasuresOrganization and our association is another first for NovaScotia,” said Charlie Strickland, president of Nova Scotia’sGround Search and Rescue Association. “It is the first agreementof this type between Parks Canada and a volunteer group inCanada, and it was made possible due to the hard work and supportof EMO and Parks Canada, as well as the demonstratedprofessionalism of the volunteers in Nova Scotia.” “Parks Canada is very pleased to be working together with EMO andthe Nova Scotia Ground Search And Rescue Association to have aco-ordinated system for search and rescue,” said Carol Whitfield,superintendent for Parks Canada in Cape Breton. “Eachorganization brings its experience and professionalism togetherto maximize efficiencies and results.” Nova Scotia’s ground search and rescue program consists of 24teams made up of 1,650 highly trained ground search and rescuevolunteers who conduct ground searches for lost persons. Theprogram provides a ready pool of volunteers with a commandstructure and communications strategy that can be applied to abroad range of emergencies. The search and rescue program is run in partnership with the RCMPwith support from the Emergency Measures Organization. Over theyears, program participants have delivered a preventive groundsearch and rescue program to more than 50,000 young NovaScotians. Through research and training, Nova Scotia teams arecontinuously examining new ways to ensure the successful rescueof those whose lives are in danger.last_img read more

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Sherbrooke Readies for Chowderfest Shindig

first_imgFolks around Sherbrooke know that nothing beats a bowl of steaming hot seafood chowder. But who makes the best chowder in the community? Which restaurant has the tastiest chowder in the Antigonish Eastern Shore Tourism area? Those questions will be answered on Aug. 23-24. as Sherbrooke Village hosts the third annual St. Mary’s Chowderfest and Sherbrooke Shindig. This year’s event has grown to two days and organizers expect even more family fun. And, or course, there will be plenty of seafood chowder to be judged and tasted. From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, a community farmers/crafters market and yard sale will be held at the Sherbrooke Village Performance Centre. The domestic category of the seafood chowder competition will begin at 4 p.m. Also this year, there will be Hands on Crafts and face painting from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and games from 4 p.m. to 7:30. The Historic Sherbrooke Village Development Society will sell mussels and corn, with proceeds supporting improvements for the historic site. At 5:30 p.m., there will be a pie-eating contest open to the public. An old-fashioned Shindig will start at 6 p.m., featuring a variety of entertainment. Food concessions, amusements and other activities are planned throughout the day. The festivities will be capped off with a fireworks display at dusk. Sunday activities will begin with a gospel concert at St. James Presbyterian Church followed by the restaurant category of the chowder competition. A panel of guest judges and the new peoples choice category will pick the winners.This will be followed by a free concert featuring Frank Lowe and Side Kixx. To book a craft/farmers yard-sale table ($5) or enter the Chowderfest competition, contact Lynn Hayne at Sherbrooke Village toll-free, 1-888-743-7845. For further information about the St. Mary’s Chowderfest and Sherbrooke Shindig, including online registration, competition rules and regulations, and a complete schedule, visit www.sherbrookevillage.ca .last_img read more

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