Create a Glitch Effect For Logos and Titles in After Effects

first_img1. RGB SplittingCreating an RGB split is the most common element among all glitch effects. This technique splits colors, so viewers can see the red, green, and blue channels individually. To create the RGB split, duplicate your main composition three times and set each layer to one color. Then apply a wiggle expression to the position to offset compositions and split the colors.2. Displacement DistortionThe next common element in a well-rounded glitch effect is visual displacement. By creating custom objects with the shape tools, you can easily split the contents of your composition using a displacement map. A displacement map takes the glitch effect to the next level by juxtaposing any layer below.3. NoiseUsing noise is obvious when it comes to creating a glitch. However, it’s best to vary the amount of noise to appear in segments rather than using digital grain the entire time.4. Vertical LinesLastly, adding vertical lines is a nice way to create extra detail. By using a shape layer, you can quickly add a repeater and space out as many lines as you need.120 Distortion Glitch ElementsLooking to create amazing distortion effects in only a matter of minutes? Check out Corruption from Rocketstock.com — a 4K distortion pack that contains 120 pre-made effects and 20 sound effects. In this video tutorial, learn how you can create a digital distortion scene with a glitch effect using these four easy techniques.One of the most popular effects to use in a video project in After Effects is the glitch effect. To design and animate glitch-based effects, it’s important to understand which techniques are at your disposal. Here are four that every filmmaker needs to know. Looking for more After Effects tutorials? Check these out.Create a Responsive Infographic in After EffectsAfter Effects: Create a Modern Slideshow AnimationHow to Create a Motion Graphics Template in Adobe After Effects3 Typography Motion Graphics Tips | After Effects TutorialCreate An Animated Website Presentation Using After Effectslast_img read more

Over 13,000 diagnosed with dengue in West Bengal

first_imgFresh figures of the dengue outbreak in West Bengal reveal that over 13,000 people have been affected by the vector-borne disease in the State in the year 2017. “From January 1 till today (October 15 ), 13,589 people have been diagnosed with Dengue. We have reports of 30 deaths,” State Director of Health Services, B.R.Satpathy, told The Hindu. North 24 Paraganas district is the worst affected, Dr. Satpathy said. . Out of the 30 deaths, six were reported from the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) area and two from the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) area.Preventive measuresAs for the steps taken by the Health Department for racking the dengue outbreak Mr. Satpathy said that preventive measures are being taken in 90 municipal areas on house to hose basis.“The Health Department has set up 30 blood testing facilities and several fever camps have been set up across the State,” he said adding that in rural areas they are coordinating with the Department of Rural Development to tackle the issue. Huge rush of patientsCertain public and private hospitals of the city are facing a huge rush of patients with high fever fearing that they are infected by the dengue virus. According to Dr. Sathpathi 17,652 people were diagnosed with dengue in the same period while the number of deaths were 37.On Thursday refuting reports claiming that the State administration was suppressing facts, the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the government was keeping record of every death due to dengue in West Bengal.last_img read more

Leicester City sign German goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler

first_imgEnglish Premier League champions Leicester City have signed German goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler from Hannover 96 for an undisclosed fee on a four-year contract, the club announced on their website on Friday.Last season, the 27-year-old made 36 appearances for Hannover, who were relegated from the Bundesliga, and was previously part of Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning squad, although he failed to make an appearance in the tournament.”It feels great coming to Leicester and joining the club after they’ve had such a great season,” Zieler told Leicester’s website. (www.lcfc.com)”I’ve been shown around the training ground and it looks very good and I’ve been to the stadium… I heard about the great atmosphere and the great fans, so my first impression is very good.”The German, capped six times by his country, began his career at Manchester United’s academy and spent seven months on loan at Northampton Town in 2008-09 before returning to his homeland with Hannover in 2010.last_img read more

Ravichandran Ashwin breaks Virender Sehwag’s record for most Man of the Series awards for India in Tests

first_imgWorld No.1 all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin today added yet another feather to his already decorated cap by winning the sixth Man of the Series award of his Test career in West Indies.The 29-year-old off-spinner’s feat is the most by any Indian in the longest format of the game, surpassing the likes of legendary Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Kapil Dev, Harbhajan Singh, Rahul Dravid, Mohammad Azharuddin and Sourav Ganguly. (Ravichandran Ashwin does what Kapil Dev and Imran Khan couldn’t)Ashwin got the MoS award for his splendid all-round performance against West Indies in the four-Test series. (Pakistan move to top of Test rankings for first time in history)What is more surprising is that Ashwin became the quickest to reach the milestone. It took him just 36 Test matches and 13 series to win his 6th MoS, sailing past Malcolm Marshall (21 series), Curtly Ambrose (27) and Steve Waugh (54), who all have won the equal number of player of the series honours.Both Tendulkar (74) and Sehwag (39) have five awards each in Test cricket.Ashwin scored 235 runs with two centuries and claimed 17 wickets to help India register their biggest Test series victory on the Caribbean soil with a 2-0 win over the West Indies.However, India lost their top Test ranking to arch-rivals Pakistan.India had to win the last game of the four-match series to retain their No.1 position, but four days without play led to the match being declared a draw on Monday.Ashwin, who made his Test debut in 2011, has been a proven match-winner with the ball. However, off late his form with the bat has also been impressive.advertisementIn 36 Tests, Ashwin has slammed 4 hundreds (all against the West Indies) and 6 fifties with his highest score being 124 runs.During the series against the West Indies, Ashwin also became the first Indian to score two centuries and take two five-wicket hauls in a Test series.last_img read more

Sports Wrap: Rohit’s Test failures haunt India, Kiwi spinner troubles Kohli’s men and more

first_imgThe ‘talented’ Mr Rohit and his repeated failuresRohit Sharma’s struggles in Test cricket seem like a never-ending affair, especially after the manner of his dismissal on Day 1 of the first Test against New Zealand.New Zealand spin wizard Santner returns to haunt India againMitchell Santner picked up three wickets while Mark Craig and Ish Sodhi chipped in with one wicket apiece as India lost five wickets to spin to be bowled out for 318 against New Zealand on Day 2 of the Kanpur Test.India target to win 50 medals in 2024 Olympic GamesAfter a disappointing performance at the Rio Olympics, a government think tank has come up with a strategy to help the country achieve 50 medals at the 2024 Games.India to host New Zealand in next Davis Cup tieIndia have been drawn with New Zealand for their next Davis Cup tie at home in the Asia/Oceania Group I, which has been scheduled for February 3-5.Daniel Ricciardo tips Nico Rosberg for F1 titleNico Rosberg is now eight points clear of his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton with six rounds remaining.last_img read more

Lodha panel asks banks not to disburse funds to BCCI

first_imgNot quite happy with the nonchalant attitude displayed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court appointed-Lodha Committee has “directed” banks, which disburse funds to the Indian cricket board, not to release any funds for the decisions taken in the Special General Meeting (SGM) on September 30. (Defiant BCCI rejects Lodha reforms in Special General Meeting)In a letter written to the concerned banks and top BCCI officials, including Secretary Ajay Shirke, CEO Rahul Johri and Treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry the committee said: “It has come to the notice of this Committee that certain decisions have been taken at the ‘Emergent Working Committee’ meeting of the BCCI on 30th September 2016 to disburse large funds to the various member associations. You are aware that by way of this Committee’s direction dated 31.8.2016, no further decisions were to be taken regarding the future apart from routine matters. The disbursement of these amounts are not routine, and in any case, not emergent.” (BCCI submits compliance report to Lodha Panel)The letter further stated that any violation of this direction will be brought to the notice of the Supreme Court.  “You are also aware that the BCCI has chosen to breach the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court as well as the first set of Timelines set out by this Committee which includes the Fund Disbursement policy to be framed by 30.9.2016. As the status report is to be taken up for directions by the Hon’ble Court on Thursday, 6.10.2016, you are hereby directed not to take any steps towards financial disbursement of the amounts as resolved / approved after the direction dated 31.8.2016. Any violation of this direction will be placed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court for appropriate directions,” it stated.advertisementlast_img read more

Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m.

first_imgNew Delhi: Dec 06, 2017 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these Photographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.com NATIONAL New Delhi: P M Narendra Modi seeks blessings of Buddhist monks at a ceremony (B+A) New Delhi: B.R. Ambedkar death anniversary (B) New Delhi : 12th Annual Convention of the Central Information Commission (A) New Delhi : 3rd meeting of Pre-Budget (A+B) Ahmedabad : PM Modis rally in Ahmedabad (A+B) Bhubaneswar: Harvested paddy (A) Bhubaneswar: Children going to school near (A) Bhubaneswar: Village woman at work in Bhubaneswar (A) Jammu: 55th Annual Rasising Day of Homeguards/Civil Defence (B+A) Patna/New Delh: Tributes to Ambedkar (A) New Delhi : 12th Annual Convention of the Central Information Commission (B) New Delhi : Civil Defence Raising Day (B) INTERNATIONAL Dubai : Two people ride the worlds longest urban zip line with a speed of up to 80 kilometers per hour (B) Jerusalem : A view of Jerusalems old city is seen (B) Kuwait City : Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Kuwait City (B) Grand Haven : A Large wave crashes into the outer lighthouse on Grand Haven South Pier (A) Biak : A Russian Tu-95 bomber arrives on Biak Island (B) Ventura : The couple evacuated early morning as the fire approached (B) Valletta : A man, covers his face with his anoraks hood as he is escorted to a court (B) Kiev : Police use tear gas as they clash with supporters of former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili (B) Santa Monica : Smoke from the Creek wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains (B) Moscow : FILE- Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko (B) Salt Lake City : Rally against President Trumps reduction of two National Monuments (B) SPORTS Athens/Barcelona : Champions League group D soccer match (B) New Delhi: India Vs Sri Lanka Test (B+A) Bhopal: Inauguration of Abhinav Bindra 10 Meter Shooting Range (B) PTI PHOTO GCS DL DLadvertisementlast_img read more

Carmelo Saves USA Against Australia

first_imgWith big three after big three Carmelo Anthony not only became the first all time scorer of USA in the Olympic Games but also saved his team on the way to the 98-88 win over Australia.Carmelo Anthony had 31 points on 9 out of 15 threes and surpassed LeBron James and David Robinson on his way to the top of the US scorers list in Olympics with 293 points so far.The Boomers had a 5 points half time lead (54-49) and the score was tied at 72 with 8 minutes left on the game. They trailed by four entering the last two minutes (90-86), but at that point one more big three, this time by Kyrie Irving made the score 93-86 and sealed the outcome. That shot and a total of 21 offensive rebounds for USA were the keys.Patty Mills (30 p.) and Mat Dellavedova (11 p., 11 as., 6 r.) had an amazing game, but it was not enough against the strongest possible opponent. Still this was the first time this summer that US had to fight until the end in order to prevail. Source: eurohoops.netTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

IPL 2019: Ajinkya Rahane relieved to get points on board after RR beat RCB for first win

first_imgRajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane finally got the monkey off his back as his team registered its first win of the IPL 2019 season on Tuesday after defeating Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in Jaipur.The Royals put the Royal Challengers in to bat first who managed to post 158 for 4 on the board with useful contributions from Parthiv Patel (67), Marcus Stoinis (31 not out) and captain Kohli (23). The visitors though, struggled against the RR spin-twins Shreyas Gopal and Krishnappa Gowtham.Gopal bagged three wickets including that of Kohli and AB de Villiers in quick succession to dent the Royal Challengers big time before Parthiv and Stoinis steadied the innings with a 53-run partnership. Stoinis then added 32 runs with Moeen Ali (18 not out) to take the team to a respectable total.But the Royals made light work of the run chase thanks to an explosive opening partnership of 60 runs between Ajinkya Rahane (22) and Jos Buttler (59).Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal tried his best to bring RCB back into the match as he removed both openers but Steve Smith (38) and Rahul Tripathi foiled all of Virat Kohli’s plans with a 50-run partnership that got the team closer to the target. Tripathi remained unbeaten on 34 as he finished off the match with a six.And that’s how you end a game!RT if you agree! #HallaBol #RRvRCB #RR pic.twitter.com/9N92bSuPd7Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 2, 2019″Thinking was dew factor, so we thought 150-160 would be a good total. Shreyas Gopal’s record against Virat and de Villiers we all know, but overall great team effort. After 3-4 overs, we thought wicket is slow, so I thought if spinners bowl well then batsmen will have a hard time.advertisement”Gowtham was excellent in the Powerplay, and Gopal backed up after that. Relief, yes, to get points on the board. We played good cricket last three games, but tonight it was all about giving more than 100%.”Tripathi was struggling before the match – he had twisted his ankle last game – but he was incredible with Stokesy and Smith. Overall, great team effort,” Rahane said at the post-match presentation.The result means that Royal Challengers Bangalore are now the only winless team in the competition after four games and are languishing in last place in the points table. The Royals meanwhile, surpassed Mumbai Indians to clinch the sixth spot having played a game more than Rohit Sharma’s team.Also Read | Virat Kohli after RCB crash to 4th successive defeat: We were competitiveAlso Read | Shreyas Gopal: The man who loves tormenting Virat Kohli and AB de VilliersAlso Read | IPL 2019: Virat Kohli joins MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir in elite captains’ listlast_img read more

Tata Steel unveiled as official partner of men’s hockey World Cup

first_imgBhubaneswar, Oct 29 (IANS) Steel manufacturing giant Tata Steel was on Monday announced as an official partner of the men’s hockey World Cup, to be staged at the Kalinga Stadium here from November 28 to December 16.Tata Steel, the 10th-largest steel producer in the world, signed the agreement with the quadrennial event to continue their efforts of promoting development through sports across the country.Welcoming Tata Steel as an official partner, Hockey India CEO Elena Norman said: “We are thrilled to announce Tata Steel as an official partner for the prestigious World Cup. It is an important tournament for everyone involved with the sport of hockey, and we are delighted to have the support of the steel-making giant.”Reiterating the organisation’s commitment towards the sport, Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel said, “Over the years, we have created infrastructure for every sports discipline, including hockey, that is popular in and around our areas of operation. Tata Steel is the first private sector company in India to start a hockey academy.”The upcoming 14th edition of the FIH World Cup will be the third time that India will be hosting the prestigious competition after having played hosts in 1982 in Mumbai and in 2010 in New Delhi.A total of 16 nations will take part in the tournament which will see each team play three matches during the league stage over a span of 12 days before four cross-over matches take place on December 10 and 11. The knockout matches will take place on December 12, 13, 15 and 16 as the teams will look to become the Champions of the prestigious quadrennial event which was won by Australia in 2014.–IANStr/bgadvertisementlast_img read more

Faulty hip transplant case: Health ministry approves formula for compensation

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 29 (PTI) The Health Ministry Thursday approved the formula for determination of compensation for patients who prior to August 2010, had received faulty articular surface replacement hip implants manufactured by the Johnson and Johnson.The government had constituted a central expert committee under the Chairmanship of Dr RK Arya, Director, Sports Injury Centre, to determine the quantum of compensation. The central expert committee after holding five meetings prepared a formula for determining compensation for the ASR victim patients, which has been approved by the ministry.”The government today accepted the formula prepared by central expert committee, paving the way for patients to secure compensation from M/S Johnson & Johnson Pvt Ltd in days to come. “Compensation will be paid in a time bound manner through bank accounts of affected persons by M/S Johnson & Johnson Pvt Ltd,” a statement from the ministry stated.The compensation payable to patients will be determined in terms of the disability by the faulty hip implants in raletion to their age, it said.Those between 20 to 35 years would get compensation between Rs 58.08 lakh and Rs 49.66 lakh for 20 to 30 per cent disability; Rs 77.63 lakh to Rs 69.41 lakh for 30 to 40 pre cent disability; Rs 100.17 lakh to 89.32 lakh for 40 to 50 per cent disability and Rs 122.71 lakh to Rs 109.15 lakh over 60 pre cent disability, according to the statement.It said those between 35 to 60 will get a compensation between Rs 49.66 lakh and Rs 33.63 lakh for 30 per cent disability; Rs 69.49 lakh to Rs 44.45 lakh for 30 to 40 pre cent disability, Rs 89.32 lakh to Rs 57.26 lakh for 40 to 50 per cent disability and Rs 109.15 lakh to 69.08 lakh for over 60 pre cent disability.advertisementThose above 65 will get of 30 lakh for 20 to 30 pre cent disability, Rs 40 for 30 to 40 per cent ability, Rs 50 lakh for 40 to 50 per cent and 60 lakh for over 60 per cent disability, the statement said.Earlier, the ministry had asked states and union territories to form committees to examine cases of affected patients and to make the process less arduous for them.These committees were directed to send their recommendations to the central expert committee.The states and union territories had also been asked to make people aware through newspaper advertisements so that they could approach either the central committee or state level committees.In a report earlier, an expert panel had suggested that the firm pay compensation of around Rs 20 lakh to the affected patients.  The report was made public after patients demanded that it be put in the public domain.The committee in its report stated that “the ASR hip implants manufactured by DePuy International Ltd were found to be faulty which resulted in higher instances of revision surgeries globally including India”.The report recommended DePuy International Ltd, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, be made liable to pay at least Rs 20 lakh to each affected patient, and the reimbursement for revision surgeries should continue until August 2025. PTI PLB ANBANBlast_img read more

Virat Kohli’s message for fans ahead of India vs Pakistan: It is a cricket match, enjoy it

first_imgIt’s almost time for only the 7th World Cup match between India and Pakistan. The two-arch rivals face each other in what is expected to be a blockbuster match (weather permitting) in Manchester on Sunday.No surprise, there’s massive hype around the World Cup 2019 meeting between India and Pakistan. India are heading into the match with a 6-0 record in the quadrennial tournament but Pakistan had beaten Virat Kohli’s men in the final of Champions Trophy in London just 2 years ago.The whole world is waiting to watch the two teams in action at Old Trafford but Virat Kohli has played down the hype surrounding arguably the biggest World Cup 2019 match.Fans have gotten a bit too emotional in the past, leading to untoward incidents in both the countries but Virat Kohli urges them to treat Sunday’s big game as “just a cricket match”.”Watch and enjoy… it’s just a cricket match,” Kohli addressed the fans from both the countries while speaking to the press on the eve of the match in Manchester.No single game is more important than the other: KohliKohli also insisted that players can’t afford to let the sense of occasion overwhelm them during the India-Pakistan match on Sunday even as the two teams will be playing in front of a packed crowd at Manchester.”We {India] have literally discussed nothing different from the time we came to England. The atmosphere in the dressing room hasn’t changed [ahead of Pakistan match]. We understand any game you can play for the country can be emotional, adrenaline filled. So for us, no single game is more important than the other,” Kohli said.advertisementHe added: “Cricketers who have been selected to play for the country are responsible for treating every game equally. For us nothing in the change room is different, the conversation hasn’t changed. We need to keep in mind we’re a top team and focus on our strengths.”Kohli not concerned about ‘unfamiliarity’ issueIndia and Pakistan haven’t been playing bilateral cricket since 2012-13 and it’s nearly been a year since the two teams met the last time at the international stage but Virat Kohli says India aren’t going to be concerned about “unfamiliarity” factor.”I don’t see it [lack of familiarity] as a massive challenge because even the teams that you know very well, you have to go out and play good cricket. More often than out, if the 11 guys execute what they have to do on the field with precision and focus, we end up winning. For us, we have to focus on our strengths. That’s good enough for anyone in the world. We have to carry that belief. For us, familiar or unfamiliar oppositions don’t matter. If you don’t play well, you don’t win,” Kohli added.Also Read | Virat Kohli on rivalry with Mohammad Amir: Not focussed on individual competitionAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Rishabh Pant trains with MS Dhoni ahead of blockbuster World Cup clashAlso See:last_img read more

Henry Gray’s Commitment Moved Nebraska Up 14 Spots In The Recruiting Rankings

first_img Committed🙏🏾💯Thank You God pic.twitter.com/YfEMxjTU2z— Popular Loner…🖤 (@D1bound_zay2121) September 19, 2019Gray is the Cornhuskers’ 12th commit in the 2020 class (includes a transfer player). Seven of the commits play on the offensive side of the ball while the remaining play on defense.Nebraska’s recruiting class ranking is 38th overall and 10th in the Big Ten as of right now. But that’s due to quantity, not quality. The average star-rating of the class is 89.19 which is 16th overall.The Cornhuskers’ 11 commits is also the lowest total commits within the top 63 teams in the 2020 rankings. Quality clearly isn’t an issue for this class. Nebraska football players run onto the field.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 26: The Nebraska Cornhuskers take the field before their game against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Memorial Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)Nebraska football received good news on Thursday. 2020 4-star cornerback Henry Gray has committed to Scott Frost and the Cornhuskers. As a result, Nebraska has moved up in the 2020 recruiting rankings.Previously ranked 52nd overall, the Cornhuskers 2020 class jumped 14 spots to No. 38. That large of a jump is rare. But given Gray’s talent, the improved ranking makes sense.Gray, Miami (FL.) Miami Central cornerback, is rated the 12th best player at his position in the 2020 class. He also ranks 201st overall. Gray’s commitment is a big win for the Nebraska program.Florida is littered with talent across the state and it’s difficult to get these prospects to head so far west. Given Nebraska’s upward trajectory under Frost, getting players like Gray to come to Nebraska is big.last_img read more

SGX Extends Exclusive Talks with Baltic Exchange

first_imgzoom Singapore Exchange (SGX) has extended the period of exclusive discussions to buy the London’s Baltic Exchange by two months.According to the new information, the deadline for the talks has been pushed from June 30, 2016 to August 31, 2016.The announcement comes on the back of the exclusivity agreement signed between the parties in May, which allowed the Baltic Exchange to consult with stakeholders and undertake discussions with SGX.Over the past weeks the Baltic Exchange and SGX have met with Baltic Exchange shareholders, members and panellists as well as the wider stakeholder community “to discuss the potential transaction and have made good progress in consultations.”The Baltic exchange added that the extension to the period of exclusivity allows this dialogue to continue.The exclusivity agreement was signed after discussion with a number of interested parties. Besides the Singapore Exchange, other bidders included CME Group (CME.O), ICE (ICE.N) and Platts, according to Reuters.“SGX has indicated that in the event its bid is successful, it would maintain the current model for the Baltic business and our presence and building in London, as the platform for the Baltic’s future growth. The proposed transaction would further strengthen the links between London and Singapore, two of the world’s leading maritime business hubs, to the benefit of all,” Chairman Guy Campbell said.last_img read more

500 Students Talk Trades and Technology

first_imgIt won’t be all talk Thursday, Sept. 11, when 500 Grade 9students converge on the Akerley Campus of the Nova ScotiaCommunity College (NSCC) in Dartmouth for the Let’s Talk Tradesand Technology event. Not only will the students will get first-hand advice from thepros on careers in trades and technology, they’ll also get somehands-on experience to help them choose possible careers. “One way to fight a future shortage of skilled trades andtechnology workers is to attract more young people to the field,”said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “In Grade 9, students arebeginning to choose their career paths. We’re hoping more willpick trades and technology careers once they learn about excitingoptions, low educational costs and high wages.” From carpentry to computers, plumbing to pilots — informationwill be available to the students to make help them make informeddecisions about their future careers. The event will feature exhibits sponsored by the Department ofEducation, Skills Canada, the Department of National Defence,Techsploration and many more. The Aviation Institute, NSCC will have its flight simulator onhand for those who want to test their skills as a pilot. Potential sailors might want to try the Department of NationalDefence’s marine simulator. The event will conclude with student teams competing in a bigscreen version of Who Wants To Be A Tradesperson Jeopardy. Let’s Talk Trades and Technology begins at 10:30 a.m., at NSCC’sAkerley Campus, 21 Woodlawn Rd., Dartmouth.last_img read more


first_imgWhen it comes to Manitoba hydro- Aboriginal people are split on how the company has treated many First Nations communities in the past.That’s why the utility says it has worked hard over the last decade to improve relations – including partnering with a First Nation for a soon to be completed hydro dam.APTN’s intern Amy Stretten has the details.last_img

NewsAlert Former SNCLavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime pleads guilty

MONTREAL — Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime has pleaded guilty to a charge of helping a public servant commit breach of trust for his role in a bribe scandal around the construction of a $1.3-billion Montreal hospital.Duhaime was the last defendant in a major corruption and fraud case involving the McGill University Health Centre project. His trial had been scheduled to start next week.Yanai Elbaz, a former MUHC executive, pleaded guilty in December to accepting a bribe and was sentenced to 39 months in prison. Former SNC-Lavalin executive Riadh Ben Aissa pleaded guilty to a charge of using false documents last July and was sentenced to 51 months in prison.Duhaime left SNC-Lavalin in March 2012 after an independent review found that he had approved $56-million in payments to undisclosed agents.More comingThe Canadian Press read more

Putin Warmly Congratulates MMA Fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov

Rabat – Russian President, Vladimir Putin has warmly congratulated Khabib Nurmagomedov in person for his win of the UFC 229 lightweight championship over Conor McGregor.On Sunday early morning, Russian Khabib beat McGregor in the UFC 229 in Las Vegas. He jumped into McGregor’s team’s area over an incident that happened weeks before. He said McGregor had insulted him and his father, attacked a bus, and mocked his religion. Putin received Nurmagomedov and his father on Wednesday, October 10. He thanked Khabib’s father for raising such a great fighter and asked him to cut Khabib some slack. During the meeting, Nurmagomedov said, “I hope the Athletic Commission will rule in our favour.” He was referring to an investigation by the Nevada State Athletic Commission into his behavior.Putin laughed before saying, “Well what can I say about that?”“We all understand that it was a provocation, and I’m sure your father understands that too,” he added.Putin justified Khabib’s jump into McGregor’s team. Putin argued that Russians are all one family, and if someone attacks them from the outside, then all Russians will charge the accusers.The Russian president finished the visit by wishing continued success for Khabib. read more

June CV market down but still up year to date

Bus & coach registrations up 5.5 per cent on June 2001 June CV registrations down 4.8 per cent, YTD figures up 2.4 per cent June truck registrations fell 9.9 per cent; over 15t down 5.4 per cent June CV registrations were modestly down, in part reflecting three fewer trading and data processing days this year compared to the same month last year. ‘Growth slowed over the first half of the year, as it has in many other areas of the economy. But, for the six months to June registrations are healthily above the five year average and last year’s very positive performance,’ said SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan. The CV market fell by 1,324 units or 4.8 per cent over last June’s total of 27,512 registrations. Despite this June’s weaker volume, four months growth in the first six months of 2002 ensured the registration total for the year to date remained 2.4 per cent ahead of that for the same period in 2001. There were 158,447 CV registrations over the first six months of 2002 compared with 155,251 units for the same period last year. The 12 month moving annual total is 317,137 units, still up on the 2001 full year total of 313,411 units. The SMMT expects that the 2002 full year total will be between 305,000 and 315,000, some four to seven per cent ahead of the annual average of 293,800 set over the 1997 to 2001 period. June registrations continue to reflect and build on recent key market trends. The SMMT expects slower growth in the months ahead. Strong sales growth earlier in the year and only a modest slow down in UK domestic demand over the next six months should see the annual market close to par with that of 2001. Van registrations were very good, particularly in the heavier van ranges (2.6-3.5 GVW). Pick-ups did well too this month. Further growth in bus and coach registrations in June concluded a very encouraging growth trend over the first half of this year, but against a distinctly below par period in 2001. Truck registrations dipped again in June after a long period of sustained demand. The pace of this modest decline looks set to continue. Consumer spending has slowed modestly, but still remains too strong and debt-focused; it is expected to slow further and to be nudged by increases in interest rates. However, the timing and scale of interest rate rises is being delicately judged as private demand and confidence is especially fragile. Key sectors of the CV market still reflect the strong domestic economy, but in other sectors growth prospects are weaker. As such the CV market reflects activity throughout the economy: a turning point has been reached, but markets are turning in different directions. Light commercial vehicle registrations down 3.9 per cent LCV registrations, at 21,611, dropped 883 units in June. The main losses came from the 1.8 to 2.6 tonne GVW sector, with registrations down 22.3 per cent; 4×4 utilities down 25.7 per cent and car derived vans to 1.8 tonne GVW, down 793 units or 11.7 per cent compared with the June 2001 market Car type pick-up registrations continued their recent remarkable growth run, up by 273 units, 48.8 per cent. The heavy van segment, 2.6 to 3.5 tonne GVW, is now the backbone of the LCV sector, accounting for 58 per cent of all LCV registrations for the month. Registrations here were up by 2.6 per cent on the total for June last year. New truck registrations down 9.9 per cent UK truck registrations dropped every month since February this year. But, the underlying market volume remains reasonably sound, with the 12 month moving annual total near to 54,000. SMMT expects that annual demand will continue to slow though this year ending at around 51,500 units. Pockets of growth continue within the UK truck market, but mainly at the very light end. Two-axle-rigids, 3.5 to 7.4 tonnes GVW, are up on a year-on-year basis by 17.0 per cent for the first six months of the year. Three axle rigid registrations recorded an increase of 15.6 per cent in June, helping to lift the year to date total up by 1.6 per cent. Artic registrations continue to bear the brunt of the slow-down in the truck market, but this month registrations fell by just 1.9 per cent to 1,373 units. This is above June 1999’s 1,340 total, but significantly down on 2000’s 1,585. As truck registrations lag between three and five months behind orders, registrations in June represent sales made in February to April. Bus & coach registrations on par with June 2001 Although June 2002’s bus and coach registrations, at 385 were above 1999 and 2001 June market volumes they remain overshadowed by the June 2000 total of 444 units. Registration volumes over the first six months are up by 8.9 per cent to 2,240 units, after falling by more than a fifth in the same period of 2001. With the encouraging performance of the first half of the year easing some of the anxieties and uncertainties after September 2001, the SMMT expects that the bus and coach market will see 3,900 registrations in 2002. This will be 3.5 per cent up on the 2001 total of 3,763, but still under-performing 2000’s total of 4,381. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Light CV registrations 3.9 per cent down in June June CV market down, but still up year to date read more

Boris Beckers bankruptcy trustees urge tennis star to remember where his Wimbledon

When bankruptcy trustees moved in to seize Boris Becker’s assets, there were three glaring gaps in his trophy cabinet. The most valuable trophies of all – awarded for his Wimbledon victories in 1985, 1986 and 1989 – were mysteriously absent.  Becker explained that he was unable to recollect where they were. Several months on, the trustees have made a breakthrough. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. One of the trophies has been discovered in the care of Becker’s mother, Elvira, who says it was a “gift” from her son. But in this case they decided not to investigate further, given Mrs Becker’s age, and the trophy… Administrators can attempt to claw back assets that they believe were deliberately put beyond the reach of creditors.–– ADVERTISEMENT –– read more