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Three SLCC Baseball Standouts Continue Their Collegiate Careers

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTAYLORSVILLE, Utah-Tuesday, SLCC baseball coach DG Nelson confirmed that three more of his players last season will continue their collegiate careers at four-year institutions.Sophomore pitcher Braden DeLaMare of West Valley City, Utah and Hunter High School, will continue his collegiate career for the Division II Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds of Portales, N.M.Sophomore pitcher Jesse Parker of Preston, Idaho will ensue in his collegiate career for the NAIA Lewis-Clark State Warriors of Lewiston, Idaho.Also, sophomore slugger Nick Seginowich of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, will play for the Division II Angelo State Rams of San Angelo, Texas.The Bruins finished the 2018 season with a record of 36-18 before ending their season in the NJCAA District One playoffs. Tags: Angelo State Rams/Braden DeLaMare/DG Nelson/Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds/Jesse Parker/Lewis-Clark State Warriors/Nick Seginowich/NJCAA District One Playoffs/SLCC Baseball July 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local Three SLCC Baseball Standouts Continue Their Collegiate Careers Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Messi in disagreement with Barca’s Coutinho transfer preference

first_img Loading… Messi recent announced that he and his Barcelona team-mates would be taking a 70 per cent pay cut during the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the Barcelona captain said: “Before going any further, we want to make it clear that we were always willing to reduce our salaries because we understand perfectly that we are in an exceptional situation. “We, as players, are always here to help the club when they ask. “It does not cease to surprise us that from within the club there were those who tried to put us under the magnifying glass and tried to add pressure to do something that we always knew we would do. “If we didn’t speak until now, it’s because the priority was to find solutions to help the club and to see who the most affected were during this situation. read also:Lyon demand big money for Man Utd, Chelsea target Dembele “For our party, the moment has arrived that, the cut will be 70 percent of our wage during the state of alarm. We will also help out the club in order for the workers to be paid 100 percent of their wages.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lionel Messi would rather prefer Barcelona to sell Ousmane Dembele and keep hold of Philippe Coutinho. It would be imprudent to promise a resumption of La Liga before the summer, said Spain’s health minister Coutinho looks certain to leave the Nou Camp in the summer after failing to impress following his £142million move from Liverpool. The 27-year-old’s career has stagnated in recent months, and he needs to move if he wants to rediscover his form from 2018. A host of Premier League clubs are lining up to sign the Brazilian, with Chelsea, Everton, Leicester City, and Newcastle all believed to be in the running. But not everyone at Barcelona believes selling Coutinho would be best for the club. According to The Athletic, Messi and other senior players at Barcelona would rather the club sell Dembele and retain the services of Coutinho. The report adds that players are aware that someone will need to be sold if the club have any chance of finding the money to re-sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain.center_img Promoted Content6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWhat Our Favorite Celebs Look Like With Their Natural Hair Colorlast_img read more

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MPA delays decision on high school sports season

first_imgBy Mike LowePortland Press HeraldELLSWORTH — The Maine Principals’ Association on Tuesday delayed its decision on whether high school sports will be played this fall as the group awaits further guidance from state officials.MPA officials are trying to get clarification from the state on the differences between return-to-school safety guidelines from the Maine Department of Education and the community sports return-to-play guidelines established by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMPA Executive Director Mike Burnham said it would be difficult to offer a fall season under the DOE guidelines, which emphasize strict mask wearing and social distancing, but that the MPA could offer sports by following the community sports guidelines.Burnham had hoped to have a final recommendation on the fall season Tuesday but said the MPA needs to get more guidance. He said that it is possible that not all sports will be offered this fall.“At this point, we do not have a formal recommendation to make for the committee as we continue to work with those government agencies to determine what school-based sports should look like,” said Burnham. “I think I would be remiss if I didn’t say if we continue to follow the Department of Education and really centering on the use of masks as well as the physical distancing. Just two weeks ago, it was released for outdoor PE classes they recommend 14 feet for physical distancing. Our sports committees did not feel that was possible for us to adhere to with any of our athletic offerings.“I know that there have been some rumors out there that we have already made up our mind, that it was a foregone conclusion that today would be the formal vote to eliminate fall sports. … I don’t have that formal recommendation. We continue to do everything we can to try save all — if not all, at least a portion — of some of our fall programs.”Burnham said he realizes time is of the essence. Phase 4 of the MPA’s voluntary summer conditioning programming is to begin on Monday with fall tryouts scheduled for Sept. 8. Games are scheduled to begin Sept. 18.The MPA traditionally offers football, field hockey, golf, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ cross-country and boys’ and girls’ soccer in the fall season. Burnham said it is possible that some fall sports could be moved to later in the year.“We had actually kind of circled today on the calendar as the date we would make the recommendation,” said Burnham, “and I think we certainly could make a recommendation that if we’re following the guidelines that schools and superintendents are following for the return to school that our recommendation would be that we’re not able to offer those activities.“But if the recommendation from the Governor and CDC is that we follow closer to the community guidelines, then we feel that we can start putting that framework together. … I think we’re good to go, we just need to know what the expectations are for school-based sports and activities. We know that time is of the essence. We also know that Sept. 8 was not a hard line in the sand, that Sept. 8 was arrived at to give the superintendents an opportunity to get the kids back into school and figure out their plans.”last_img read more

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Jobless Claims Soar as Florida’s Reopening Continues

first_imgGov. DeSantis announced earlier this week that the second phase of reopening will start Friday. It includes allowing bars, movie theaters and other entertainment venues to partially operate in all but Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.Florida’s unemployment rate rose to 12.9 percent in April. The state will release its May jobless report on June 19. Nationally, more than 42.6 million claims have been filed since mid-March.DeSantis also said the state Department of Economic Opportunity is continuing to work with people who are having issues with the online unemployment system. ”“We’ve worked really hard at it,” he explained. “It’s important to people, to get thrown out of a job just on the drop of a hat because of this mitigation is not easy, particularly for people who are making lower incomes, they don’t exactly have stashes of money in the bank.”So far, the Department of Economic Opportunity has paid out about $4.1 billion in benefits, of which $1.2 million was from the state. More than 200,000 new unemployment claims were filed last week in Florida, as most of the state prepares to move to the second phase of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plan to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday reported 1.88 million first-time unemployment claims nationally during the week that ended May 30, representing a drop of 249,000 from the previous week. The agency also estimated 206,494 new claims in Florida, an increase of 31,083 from the prior week.Only California had more claims, with 230,461. That is a drop of 27,199 from the prior week.last_img read more

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Red Bank Merchants Circle Round, Looking for Way Out Of Parking…

first_imgMichael Simpson, a member of the Red Bank Business Alliance, addresses an audience last Thursday evening to discuss Red Bank’s parking situation.By John Burton |RED BANK — An evening of discussion concerning the borough’s parking situation once again pointed to the divide that apparently continues to exist between the business and residential community.The Red Bank Business Alliance conducted the public forum last Thursday evening at the borough Middle School, 101 Harding Road, where alliance members laid out their concerns about the parking situation and hopes for a solution to the residents.The alliance is a group of local business owners who are advocates for the enhancement of the downtown business district.“It is important for us to hear from you, the residents,” said Michael Simpson, a member of the S.O.M.E. Architects firm, 65 Monmouth St., and an alliance member, “to understand what’s best for Red Bank.”“I think it’s safe to say we’re all here tonight because we want the best for Red Bank,” contributed Kristina Bonatakis, who works for DoubleTake Luxury Consignment Boutique, 97 Broad St.That betterment, those representing the business community stressed, involves finding a fix for what has been the bane of the downtown commercial Special Improvement District for about 30 years: the chronic shortfall of available parking in the area.“We in the Red Bank Business Alliance believe there is a deficiency. Period,” Simpson told the audience in the school auditorium on that stormy night last Thursday.The Borough Council has taken on the historically thorny issue of parking and is again getting snagged on those thorns. In recent months, the council has advertised for requests for proposals for the municipal-owned White Street metered and permit parking lot, seeking private sector real estate developers to build a parking facility that could contain other uses like residential units and commercial space, as a way to entice the developers. The council received five responses; and there is a sixth being offered by John Bowers, a commercial property owner, who is offering his own idea of a garage-only facility that could be built and operated by the borough. That proposal, however, did not meet the request for proposal’s criteria and is not currently under consideration.While the three council Republicans were willing to consider and discuss the proposals, the three Democrats have come out opposing them, labeling them as “Jersey City-style” development—too large and out of character for the business district. The Democrats are recommending rejecting the five proposals, conducting a new assessment to determine the current need and then considering proposals.The Alliance displayed placards with the six proposals for the audience to review, but Simpson maintained, “What we’re not going to do tonight is pitch any of the proposals.”“We have some people, especially politicians, who want to hijack the whole process,” said Anthony Barbero, specifically aiming some of his slings and arrows of criticism at Democratic Councilman Edward Zipprich, who was not in attendance. Barbero is the chief operating officer for Industry magazine, a glossy lifestyle publication. His wife, Kimberly Lindau, owns and operates CoCo Pari, an upscale women’s fashion boutique.“The people who run this town should wake up and stop worrying about getting re-elected,” Barbero’s rant continued. “Why they want to get re-elected in a town that’ll be s— (if they don’t address the problem) is beyond me.”Marybeth Maida, a Branch Avenue homeowner, looked at the easels holding the project placards. “I hate every single one of those designs. I really do.” Maida voiced a common refrain about the size and scope of what is being proposed that is, in her opinion, so out of keeping with the character of the community. The projects suggest structures as tall as eight to 12 stories with parking garages that can hold between 700 and 1,100 vehicles in multi-story facilities, along with either apartment buildings and/or commercial space. “What I see here is just ugly,” she said. Maida suggested officials look at other options, such as building a garage on the town’s outskirts and using a trolley to transport visitors to and from the downtown.Liam Collins, a Wallace Street resident who was born and raised in Red Bank, challenged the garage proponents, telling them, “It’s not very obvious to all of us who live here,” that there is really a parking shortfall. Liam said he’s reviewed previous borough parking studies, albeit ones that go back more than 25 years, and he’s not won over. “Things like this have to be looked at very closely before we jump into a $17 million project.”That number reflects a general amount to construct a simple multi-tier garage capable of holding upward of 500 vehicles.Red Bank business owner Joel McFadden holds the microphone for Red Bank resident Marybeth Maida, who comments about the proposals to build a garage and other structures in the borough’s downtown.“Would you rather your business community leave?” asked Joel McFadden, who owns and operates Joel McFadden Jewelry Design, 64 White St. McFadden argued that could be the outcome, with business owners looking at other locations that would be more customer-amenable.Linda Cohen owns EyeDesign fashion eyewear, 90 Broad St., and has lived here for approximately 15 years. She likes the idea of a mixed-use development with parking and residential for White Street. “I’d like to see condos there,” she said. “I’d like to see people put down roots.”“I love having a downtown,” Maida added, hoping something can be done to accommodate both sides of the debate.“No small town stays alive without sufficient parking,” Simpson maintained.“I’ll tell you,” Barbero warned, “this will be the town time left behind.”“Respectfully, this meeting is depressing, because it’s all talk, talk, talk,” shot back Roger Mumford. Mumford is a Red Bank-based developer who submitted a proposal for consideration. Barely containing his frustration, Mumford said, “Red Bank is an underperforming town,” comparing it to  “a Ferrari going nine miles an hour,” because of its reluctance to take the necessary steps to move forward. “This is completely backwards,” he said, offering that he feared the debate will continue for another 30 years.This is a debate that has been going on for more than a generation, pointed out Simpson, an early member of Red Bank RiverCenter, the advocacy and management arm of the Special Improvement District (SID). Since the downtown’s redevelopment in the early 1990s, local business owners have complained that the parking shortfall has hobbled their ability to be successful, hearing complaints from customers about not finding parking or even giving up and going to a shopping center.Over the years, the downtown has evolved into more of a dining and entertainment destination, requiring more parking and making it even more difficult for businesses to compete, faced with the challenges from more recently redeveloped areas like Asbury Park and Pier Village, in Long Branch, the business owners say.This debate led, nearly 16 years ago, to the borough council looking to bond for about $12 million to build a garage on the White Street lot; a garage the borough would operate. That plan caused a contentious debate in the community. Residents became heated over the prospect of tax dollars being used to help the business community. They argued that if the business community wanted a garage, they should simply build it and not rely on residential property owners, who continue to shoulder the majority of the borough tax burden.Faced with an insufficient number of votes to approve the bond ordinance at that time, the ordinance was pulled and the prospect of a garage faded for then.It was revived last year, with Mayor Pasquale Menna and others insisting it should be done as a private/public partnership to insulate homeowners from the financial burden. But the current discussion has resulted in a political split, as well as a pending lawsuit brought by area business- and property owners, who challenge the size and scope of the five proposals.This article was first published in the July 20-27, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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South Africa must step up HIV prevention: report

first_img2 April 2014 While South Africa is on the right track when it comes to HIV treatment, testing and prevention of mother-to-child transmission, the country needs to step up its prevention efforts in order to curb the high rate of new HIV infections, according to the latest report on national HIV prevalence, incidence and behaviour. Released in Pretoria on Tuesday by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom, the South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey 2012 found that an estimated 6.4-million South Africans were living with HIV/Aids in 2012. This represented an increase in the country’s estimated overall prevalence of HIV from 10.6% in 2008 to 12.2% in 2012. And with over 400 000 new HIV infections occurring in 2012, South Africa ranks first for HIV incidence in the world. The 2012 survey is the fourth in the series of national HIV household surveys conducted by a consortium of scientists led by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), including the Medical Research Council, both statutory research agencies.World’s largest antiretroviral treatment programme According to the survey, the increased prevalence of HIV is due not only to new infections, but also to successfully expanded antiretroviral treatment (ART) programme, which has had a major impact on the survival of people living with HIV. Over 2-million South Africans were on ART by mid-2012, the survey found, suggesting that the country is on its way towards universal access to treatment. “South Africa is currently implementing the largest antiretroviral treatment programme in the world. This is a very positive development,” one of the study’s four principal investigators, Professor Thomas Rehle, said in a statement. “Unfortunately, with over 400 000 new HIV infections occurring in 2012, South Africa also ranks first in HIV incidence in the world. There is a need to balance treatment and prevention efforts in the country.” HSRC chief executive Olive Shisana, another principal investigator, said the disproportionately high HIV prevalence among South African women and unmarried cohabiting couples “require a rethinking of conventional approaches of HIV prevention towards strategies that address the underlying socio-cultural norms in the affected communities”. The HIV incidence rate among South African women was of particular concern, the study found. Among young women aged 15-24 years, this was over four times higher than for young men in the same age group. And with an HIV incidence rate of 4.5%, black African women aged 20-34 years had the highest HIV incidence of all the country’s population groups.Increases in some risky sexual behaviours Compared with 2008 data, there were trends for a decline in condom use in all age groups, except for the 50 years and older group, and an increase in multiple sexual partnerships among sexually active people aged 15 years and older in 2012. In addition, over three-quarters (76.5%) of survey respondents aged 15 years and older believed that they were at low risk of acquiring HIV infection. One in 10 of these people were already infected without knowing it. Furthermore, the overall knowledge about how HIV is transmitted and prevented had also declined, from 30.3% in 2008 to 26.8% in 2012. “The increases in some risky sexual behaviours are disappointing, as this partly accounts for why there are so many new infections still occurring in South Africa,” said principal investigator Professor Leickness Simbayi. “We must therefore keep reminding South Africans to avoid being complacent when it comes to HIV prevention and to continue to engage in safer sex practices in order to prevent new infections. This is a must, especially in this new era of ART, if we are to benefit maximally from combination prevention involving biomedical, social and behavioural, and structural interventions.”Improved attitudes towards people living with HIV On the positive side, there was a slight drop in HIV prevalence among young people aged 15-24 years, from 8.7% in 2008 to 7.3% in 2012. And as a result of the country’s successful prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme, HIV infection levels in infants 12 months and younger fell still further, from 2.0% in 2008 to 1.3% in 2012. The attitudes of South Africans towards people living with HIV have also improved considerably since 2008, possibly because of the wider availability of ART in the country, as well as the fact that many people have been tested and know their HIV status. Professor Demetre Labadarios, the study’s fourth principal investigator, said this finding “shows a very positive development in our national response to HIV/Aids and must be strongly commended as it contributes towards normalizing HIV/Aids as a disease”. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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JCARR sends water changes back to ODA

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Joel Penhorwood, Ohio Ag NetThe Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) met on Monday in the latest of the ongoing matters regarding Gov. John Kasich’s executive order to designate eight Ohio watersheds as “distressed.”JCARR voted 8-1 to send the rule back to the Ohio Department of Agriculture due to the proposed amendments to the Ohio Administrative Code possibly being in conflict with the legislative intent of the statue under which they were proposed.“What this essentially means is it will give us a chance to work with the new administration on these rules and there won’t be that pressure to get these things run through like it was being done under Gov. Kasich,” said Tony Seegers, director of state policy for Ohio Farm Bureau. “It went just as we had hoped it would. The committee, after our testimony and testimony of others, agreed with us and decided to tell the agency what’s called revise and refile the rule, so that rule has gone back to the Department of Agriculture.”Seegers said Farm Bureau and other ag groups had several concerns from a rule-making perspective.“Our first argument was it exceeded the statutory authority of the agency. Basically our argument is that the definition of agriculture pollution does not include commercial fertilizer and they were trying to regulate commercial fertilizer as an agriculture pollutant. It violated statutory intent for the same reasons. We said the justification for the rule in the business impact analysis was faulty because basically the report they relied on to designate eight sub-watersheds in the Western Lake Erie Basin was faulty,” he said. “Therefore, if those are faulty and that’s the reason why you’re doing these rules, then it’s based on a faulty premise. Also the fiscal analysis was not accurate because they said it would only add $1.5 million in state expenditure and would require only one additional person in each of the 13 counties for these areas. Our argument is it’s going to take a heck of a lot more staff and a lot more money.”Seegers said there is some optimism to the issues down the road with a new incoming administration.“Farm Bureau has been continuing to work on this water quality issue with all of our commodity folks and other partners, including the Nature Conservancy and other environmental groups,” he said. “We will definitely continue on in this new administration to work on these issues.”The full text of the JCARR finding is as follows:In accordance with Ohio Revised Code 106.022, the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review finds that proposed amended versions of Ohio Administrative Code 901:13-1-11, 901:13-1-19, and 901:13-1-99 which were before the joint committee on December 10, 2018 may be in conflict with the legislative intent of the statute under which they were proposed (ORC 106.022 (B)) and that the department has failed to demonstrate that the regulatory intent of the proposed rules justifies its adverse impact on business (ORC 106.022 (F)) and but for this authorization, may have resulted in a recommendation to invalidate. Therefore, the joint committee authorizes the Department of Agriculture the opportunity to revise and refile the proposed rules to avoid these possible deficiencies. As stated in ORC 106.022, the Department is afforded a maximum of 30 days from the date of receipt of this finding to review this authorization and make any needed revisions before refiling the rules with the Joint Committee.In a statement, ODA Director of Communication’s Mark Bruce said, “We’re disappointed in this latest delay but we will continue to work and do what we can to improve the health of Lake Erie. The department is hopeful our recent efforts have started conversations for meaningful action, from all parties, that will accomplish our shared goals of improved water quality in Lake Erie and across Ohio.”Representative Steven Arndt spoke on the issue of water quality at the Ohio No-Till Conference on the day following after the announcement.“We passed the Clean Lake 2020 back in May and unfortunately, not any money has been utilized or directed at all,” Arndt said. “I can tell you probably within the next several days, we’ll be pulling the rulemaking process out of the Clean Lake 2020 to speed it up. By the end of the year, we’ll be releasing one third of the resources for the soil and water districts to start laying out those plans and strategies on those specific watersheds of getting those specific types of improvements — whether it’s a controlled water facility, an edge of field treatment, variable rate technology and subsurface placement — those plans will start to be worked on now immediately with the soil and water conservation districts. That was the hope with the Clean Lake 2020, to get the money out there on the street, making decent improvements now as opposed to having protracted the rulemaking process. It’s a good thing. The new administration will certainly have the ability to help us continue to drive this investment back home.”JCARR members include: Larry Wolpert – Executive Director of JCARR; Sen. Joe Uecker – JCARR Chairman; Rep. Mike Duffey – JCARR Vice Chairman; Frank Strigari – Senate Majority;  Chief Legal Counsel Mike Lenzo – House Majority;  Chief Legal Counsel David Miran – Department of Agriculture; Legal Counsel Julie Hartzell –Applications Group Manager, LIS; and Megan Cummiskey – Assistant Deputy Director, LSC.last_img read more

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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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Haryana Congress ex-chief Ashok Tanwar quits party

first_imgThe Congress on Saturday suffered a setback as former chief of Haryana unit Ashok Tanwar resigned from the primary membership ahead of the October 21 Assembly polls after alleging “conspiracy to eliminate all leaders groomed by Rahul Gandhi”. Announcing his resignation on Twitter, the former Congress leader posted his four-page resignation letter addressed to party president Sonia Gandhi in which he alleged that the “Congress is going through existential crises, not because of its political opponents but because of serious internal contradiction”.“I, after several months of consideration, tender my resignation from the primary membership of the Congress party, which I nurtured from my sweat and blood. My fight is not personal but against the system which is destroying the grand old party,” the letter said.“In the last few years, numerous conspiracies are being hatched to eliminate all those young leaders who have been groomed by Shri Rahul Gandhi in the last one and half decade. Unfortunately, most victims of this conspiracy may not have the courage to stand up, but I think it is my moral duty to resist, oppose and expose this onslaught.” Mr. Tanwar was upset after being replaced by Kumari Selja and being denied ticket to contest the Assembly polls. On Wednesday, he had openly protested outside the Congress chief’s 10 Janpath residence here, alleging irregularities and corruption in ticket distribution.But his letter has brought to the fore again the divide between the older generation of leaders and the younger lot seen to be close to former party chief Rahul Gandhi. Similar charges were levelled by former Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam, former Jharkhand chief Ajay Kumar who joined the Aam Admi Party (AAP), former Tripura chief Pradyot Dev Burman who stepped down from his party post and cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu who resigned as a Minister after a tiff with the Punjab Chief Minister. The party, however, played down the conspiracy charges and advised leaders to exercise restraint. Asked about the comments by Mr. Nirupam and Mr. Tanwar, former Union Minister Manish Tewari said on Friday party colleagues should “not resort to kite flying by floating conspiracy theories”.Sources told The Hindu that instead of focussing on inner-party squabbles, the Congress is keen on taking on Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar government with targeted campaigns. After launching Pehle Report Phir Vote (First Report Then Vote) where the Opposition party had asked the government to present its five-year report card, the party has launched the Khattara Sarkar (rickety government) campaign as a pun.“With consistent deceptions & lies, Khattar Govt has shown Haryana that it must do away with #KhattaraSarkar to progress & leave misrule in the past!” tweeted Ms. Selja on Saturday.last_img read more

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Kiefer Ravena ‘very excited’ to play for Guiao at NLEX

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion One of the most sought after prospects in the game today, Ravena believes that joining the draft is the culmination of all of his work back from his days playing for Ateneo.“It’s all for this. We look forward to this day since we all started playing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRavena, who is projected to go second after Fil-German big man Christian Standhardinger, said he’s more than ready to play for whichever team he suits up for.But he admitted that the possibility of playing for coach Yeng Guiao at NLEX, which holds the No. 2 pick, makes him giddy. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Standhardinger says he will be at PBA Draft after missing combine QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Guiao eyes Standhardinger, Ravena as NLEX’s draft pick“If ever NLEX picks me, I’m excited to be under coach Yeng. I’ve been under a fiery coach before such as coach Jamike (Jarin), and I guess that was a good practice for me. But I don’t think coach Jamike is anywhere close to how coach Yeng is,” said the 23-year-old guard.“I’m very excited and I’ve talked to coach Yeng a couple of times prior to the combine, so hopefully everything pans out. If ever I go number two, I’ll be with him in NLEX.”Ravena cleared he will give his best effort to whichever team picks him.“For us, as long as we get our foot inside the PBA, we’ll control what we can control which is how we play, and that is giving 110 percent for the team that will pick us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kiefer Ravena surveys the floor during a scrimmage at the PBA Draft Combine at Gatorade Hoops Center. PBA IMAGESAfter giving it much thought, Kiefer Ravena feels that the timing is just right for him to enter the PBA.“I really thought about this with my family and a decision that really took so much time. Once I submitted my papers, I knew my future is already here,” Ravena said.ADVERTISEMENT Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

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