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first_imgVideo editors, check out these great websites that are a wealth of knowledge for all things post production. From great tutorials to quick tips, these sites will help you stay on top of your post production game!In a previous post, we rounded up the best filmmaking websites, but with all the great post production and video editing sites, that topic is surely deserving of it’s own hit list. In this roundup, we’ve picked the best video editing sites in 2013, great daily reads when you’re waiting on a render or have a few minutes to spare. Bookmark these!Know a video editing site that didn’t make the list? Share it in the comments below!Stay up to date with the post production industry, and pick up some new tips and skills in the process. In no particular order, the best post production and video editing sites:Little Frog in High DefShane Ross shares his experiences as a television editor in LA. An active post production voice on Twitter, Shane’s blog documents his “insider view” on the process of editing TV shows. He works mainly with Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro, but his insights on workflow are helpful for any editor. DigitalfilmsOliver Peters is a veteran film editor and colorist who shares his insights on post production. On his video editing site you’ll find a nice balance of tutorials, behind the scenes editing workflow and insightful thoughts on the industry.Philip HodgettsPhilip Hodgetts blogs about technology relating to post production and distribution. Philip is the mastermind behind many video editing plugins and software tools and he’s on the forefront of the future of post production. His blog is a fascinating read that covers topics both creative and technical. Creative ImpatienceBartlomiej Walczak writes about post production and color grading on his video editing blog, “Creative Impatience”. He focuses on the Adobe post production tools: Premiere Pro, After Effects, & SpeedGrade. He also offers useful free plugins (feathered crop, vignettes) for Premiere Pro & After Effects.  Monica Edits (Sh*tting Sparkles)The name of this video editing blog comes from a common joke about editors making crappy video look good. The blog is a first-person account of a pro video editor, Monica Daniel. She shares her stories from the edit suite, everything from project breakdowns to picking an ergonomic mouse for editing.A Nonlinear Editor’s BlogMichael is a German video and sound editor who shares his tips on video/audio post production. The blog is a mix of helpful articles, product reviews and tutorials, with a good bit of focus on working with audio in your video editing projects.SpliceVineEric Wise covers different video editing and post production subjects each month and often features expert guest writers. The content focuses on delivery and transmedia as well as editing and color grading. Be sure to check out the free email newsletter, as well as the SpliceVine monthly post production podcasts.Chris Hall Color Correction BlogIf you’re interested in color correction and color grading, Chris Hall’s color blog is chocked full of useful info. He offers a series of video tutorials “Anatomy of a Grade” on creating specific looks in DaVinci Resolve. This post production blog is recommended for those learning Resolve (there is a free Lite version) and wanting more control over their grading. Norman HollynNorman Hollyn is film editor and Professor who shares his thoughts on the industry. Subjects cover technique, theory, and technology.Jonny Elwyn (Toolbox)Jonny Elwyn is a a London based Editor (and fellow Premiumbeat blogger ) who shares his experiences and thoughts on post production. Jonny dishes up his own insight into editing and working with clients, and shares videos and interviews from leaders in the industry. He often compares the differences in video editing applications, like his popular series on switching to AVID Media Composer.Alexis Van Hurkman  (update: now writing for Pro Video Coalition)Alexis Van Hurkman is a well known colorist who wrote the Apple Color and DaVinci Resolve manuals, as well as several other books. On his own site he shares his knowledge of color grading, and he recently started another blog at Pro Video Coalition.  EditblogScott Simmons has been an active online authority on post production and video editing for several years now. He writes a frequently updated blog on ProVideo Coalition called The Edit Blog, where he shares his thoughts on the industry, as well as product reviews and video editing tips/tricks.Be sure to follow him on Twitter as well.Art of the GuillotineArt of the Guillotine (AotG) is an aggregate of the best post producution articles. On the site, film professor and post production pro Gordon Burkell reposts useful video editing and production related posts from around the web. The site is a hit list of relevant info for industry pros.Bonus SitesHere are 3 popular sites you may already know and are certainly worth checking out:ProLost is the blog of Stu Maschwitz ( Creative Director for Red Giant’s Magic Bullet). He writes about editing, color correction, and digital cinema.Digital Rebellion have a blog and “weekend read” that cover editing, industry news and their workflow apps.Tao of Color Offer a free weekly newsletter on color grading. Patrick saves you a lot of time and gathers great resources from the web.last_img read more


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first_imgUttar Pradesh Cane Development Minister Suresh Rana said on Monday that the State will ensure the entire cane arrears of around ₹10,000 crore are paid to farmers before the start of the new season from October. A proposal to provide ₹5,535 crore for the purpose of clearing cane dues of both cooperative and private sector will be placed before the Cabinet in the coming week, he said. Sugarcane crushing season in Uttar Pradesh, the country’s leading sugar producing State, starts from October 20 and continues till November 5. “Cane arrears have come down to around ₹10,000 crore. We have kept a target to bring the dues to zero before the start of the new season from October 20,” Mr. Rana told reporters on the sidelines of 59th annual general meeting of the National Federation of Sugar Factories Ltd here. The State government will place a Cabinet proposal seeking approval of ₹5,535 crore funds, which was allocated in the State budget for sugar sector, he said. As per the proposal, Mr. Rana said the State government will provide ₹1,010 crore to cooperative mills, ₹25 crore to a state mill and ₹500 crore to private mills for direct payment of cane dues.Soft loan Another ₹4,000 crore will be made available through a soft loan to private mills for clearing cane payment. The modality of the soft loan is being worked out, he added. He did not elaborate further. Earlier speaking at the AGM, he said the State government is committed towards cane growers.last_img read more


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first_imgLATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Irving-less Celtics hold off Raptors for 12th straight victory Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Sock is one of four players to qualify for the tournament for the first time. Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin also qualified, though Goffin played in the tournament last year as an alternate after Gael Monfils withdrew.After the Federer match, Rafael Nadal was given his trophy for finishing the year as the No. 1 player in the rankings.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 shutoutThe Spaniard will play his first match at the tournament for the top eight players in the world on Monday against Goffin. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal00:50Trending 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 Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates at match point after beating Jack Sock of the United States in their singles tennis match at the ATP World Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)Federer has won a record six titles at the ATP Finals, including two in Houston, two in Shanghai and two in London. His last one came in 2011.In 2017, he has won a tour-best seven titles, the most he has won since taking eight in 2007.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


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first_imgMS Dhoni does not care about what the media has to say about him. He has brushed aside his detractors and laughed off criticism with witty one-liners that have often made good headlines. But the 35-year-old cannot ignore what Sandeep Patil, the outgoing chairman of selectors revealed in an interview with ABP’s Marathi station. (Selectors did discuss about removing MS Dhoni from captaincy: Sandeep Patil) Honest and forever candid with his views, Patil was bound to dodge direct questions on Dhoni’s future as captain of India’s limited-overs sides but having finished his term, the former middle-order batsman said his committee had indeed discussed removing Dhoni as captain of the ODI and T20I teams, especially after his shock retirement from Test cricket at the end of 2014, in the middle of a series against Australia. Dhoni, as is his wont, surprised everyone with his exit from the Test arena. India had lost successive series overseas and were having a tough time Down Under but at least they had chalked out a draw at the MCG – a rare achievement in Australia under his command. But soon after the post-match press conference, BCCI sent out a cryptic note, informing the world that Dhoni, India’s most successful captain of all time, had had enough of five-day cricket. (Sachin Tendulkar would’ve been dropped in 2012 had he not quit ODIs, reveals Sandeep Patil) There were no further comments – neither from the board nor Dhoni nor the selectors. Patil now says Dhoni told him that his decision was made because he did not feel up to scratch – physically and mentally.advertisement In a more telling revelation, Patil, who had through his tenure refused to answer questions related to Dhoni’s captaincy, said the selectors had discussed the burning issue not once but several times. However, with the World Cup barely a few weeks away, the committee decided to stick to the old guard. “But we selected him because? a time had come, the World Cup had come – if you try, before the World Cup, giving a new player the captaincy seat, give him a good run. But that opportunity didn’t come to the selectors. We didn’t have enough time to experiment,” Patil said. When Dhoni bowed out of Test cricket (without the need to ask for a farewell series), there was a feeling he would go out all guns blazing in the shorter formats. His form was patchy and his abilities to finish close games had come under the scanner. But without the pressure of Test cricket, Dhoni was expected to up the ante and rediscover his golden touch. India waited and waited, first through a tri-series that followed the Tests and then the World Cup, where as defending champions, they played spectacularly before a crushing defeat to Australia in the semi-finals. But Dhoni’s resurgence never came. There were series in Bangladesh and one at home against South Africa, where Dhoni did get some runs but his genius was missing. A tour of Australia at the dawn of 2016 did nothing to redeem his lost stature. India did play exceptionally well in the T20 format this year but failed to reach the final of the World T20 at home. If Dhoni did not feel fit and ready for Test cricket, he did not show that he was actually ready for the demands of 50-over cricket either. Since he retired from Tests, Dhoni has scored 726 runs from 28 ODIs at an average of 38.21. This period (from January 2015 onwards) also saw India lose back-to-back bilateral series against Bangladesh, South Africa and Australia. Dhoni’s only triumphant moment came in Zimbabwe, where he oversaw a 3-0 whitewash of the hosts. Yet, Patil did not want to make that tough call. The World Cup was played more than a year ago and one suspects his committee still had plenty of time to ease the beleaguered captain out and place Kohli at the helm of Indian cricket. Why, for all facts and purposes, is Dhoni still there? Obviously  Patil did not want to make a controversial decision: he said he was happy enough to leave that call to the new selection committee. At a time when Virat Kohli is on the rampage – he butchered the Australian attack in five-match series India lost in January and scored loads of runs in the T20 format including 973 in the IPL, studded with four hundreds. To top that, Kohli has won seven out of the 14 Tests he has led India in – his captaincy credentials are therefore beyond doubt. The new selection committee, under the stewardship of MSK Prasad will of course have to take that call but they would be pressed against time. The Champions Trophy is a year away and before you know it, the 2019 World Cup would be upon the world. The new selectors are inexperienced and might feel the heat if they had to take a call on Dhoni. It would be much easier for all the stakeholders involved if the skipper decided to step down himself. But remember that infamous, snarky comment to an Australian reporter, who asked Dhoni what his plans were after India were knocked out of the World T20? It is a complicated road ahead for Indian cricket.WATCH: MS Dhoni’s reply to a journalist who asked him about his retirement plans #WT20 #IndvsWIhttps://t.co/STYW5Hh4xnadvertisement ANI (@ANI_news) March 31, 2016last_img read more



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first_imgMexico Is Hirving Lozano a must-start player for the Mexico national team? Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 2 years ago 04:38 11/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Hirving Lozano Mexico Panama Mexico Belgium v Mexico Belgium Friendlies El Chucky is off to a red-hot start in Europe, but will he start for the national team in friendly matches against Belgium and Poland? After scoring nine goals in his first nine matches since moving to PSV Eindhoven, Hirving Lozano seems like a must-start for Mexico.Ahead of high-profile friendly matches against Belgium and Poland, it’s unclear if El Tri manager Juan Carlos Osorio feels the same way.Mexico 11/2 v Belgium Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Lozano came into the October friendly window in excellent form and was on the bench against Trinidad & Tobago before entering the match and scoring in a 3-0 victory. In that game, he was put into emergency right back duty, something “El Chucky” pulled off against the Soca Warriors but will be less likely to do against two teams in the top 10 of the FIFA rankings. | ¡GOLAZO! En gran jugada colectiva el ‘Chucky’ empata el partido. MEX 1-1 TRI https://t.co/i0NWtnEq5X pic.twitter.com/zz5eVuwx1z— Univision Deportes (@UnivisionSports) October 7, 2017It’s not that Osorio doesn’t respect Lozano. He clearly is thrilled to have an asset like Lozano as part of his team. Starting over Jesus Corona, Carlos Vela, Giovani dos Santos or any combination of other attackers, is still no guarantee though. Lozano’s sterling start in Europe changes the equation, but he started only three times during World Cup qualification and was in Osorio’s XI once during the Confederations Cup.”First of all, Hirving’s great form doesn’t surprise us. He’s a magnificent player with extraordinary conditions, a spectacular human being,” Osorio said at Thursday’s news conference. “He’s the typical example of a Mexican player who needs a chance, not only because a foreign club wants him but also because the club he belongs [to] is willing to be flexible, understands that that’s for the good of the player and Mexican soccer because the more players you have playing in Europe the better the national team will be, independent of whether it’s [coached by] Osorio or another of the very good Mexican coaches there are.”Hirving’s case is an example to follow for a lot of players and hopefully we can [have others follow], first with his good showings winning the right to go to another league, another club – obviously the Dutch league and PSV are very respectable – but in his personal growth he should get into other leagues like the Spanish, German, the Premier League, hopefully one of the top five clubs in these leagues or the Italian league. Hopefully other players can do the same.”Hirving Lozano PSVFor all the stunning showings Lozano has had, there are still some deficiencies to improve upon before he breaks through in a league like the top ones Osorio mentioned. Lozano surely is enjoying life in Europe where far fewer defenders resort to the tactics they did in Liga MX, making him the most fouled player in the league during multiple campaigns. Those fouls also took him out of action because of injuries on multiple occasions. Still, he’s been marked out of matches by more physical defenders – the same kind he would face in the Premier League.”We knew Hirving had the skills to be able to succeed in European football,” Pachuca vice president Andres Fassi told MedioTiempo this week. “We knew that Dutch football is a style that fits well with the type of game he plays, that he’d adapt really quickly. Everybody could see his footballing ability, his explosiveness, his goal-scoring, his temperament.” Fassi, who helped facilitate Lozano’s sale from the Tuzos, also predicted Lozano will become one of the 10 best forwards in the world.Lozano’s defensive skills leave something to be desired. That’s been fine for attack-minded PSV but is more of a worry in a Mexico team that not only spends more time on the back foot than his club does, but also has a fullback situation that is complicated at best with few quality defenders behind the wingers. Lozano has long played on the left side for his country, but even though he’s right-footed and Osorio likes to invert his wingers he has mostly lined up on the right for El Tri. Osorio might be tempted to have Lozano and Porto winger Corona swap sides from the go rather than during games if things aren’t working.With Mexico’s friendly contests against Belgium and Poland coming just three days apart, it’s unlikely any player will play long stretches in both games. Yet as Lozano continues to develop into the player both Osorio and Fassi believe he can, his spot in the Mexico starting XI will become more and more secure. His hot start in Europe may convince Osorio that if not in these November games, Lozano will be one of the first names on his team sheet when he’s aligning his team in Russia.last_img read more


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first_imgShare on Messenger Read more With Aston Villa in quite the pickle, opportunists are circling: namely Newcastle, who want Jack Grealish, and Southampton, who are mulling over moves for Keinan Davis and Andre Green. Quite a situation for Villa, this: they need money, or at least to stop spending so much of it, and the older players are the ones on big wages, but the younger players are the ones that people will actually want to buy. On that topic, John Terry might be getting the old band back together and hooking up with Frank Lampard at Derby, should Gary Rowett take Rams skipper, Curtis Davies, with him to Stoke. Some odds and ends: Brighton are after Fulham goalie David Button, Crystal Palace are looking at Marseille defender Hiroki Sakai, Arsenal are in for RB Leipzig defender Lukas Klostermann, and Steven Gerrard wants Liverpool youth Ovie Ejaria at Rangers. Rumour mill Aston Villa miss £4m tax bill deadline as chief executive is suspended Liverpool interested in Xherdan Shaqiri after Stoke’s relegation Moving on to players with a chunkier pricetag, Robert Lewandowski is the top striking dog prowling around the gossip pages this summer, and naturally plenty are interested in giving him a home, Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain included. But, it will cost them: £175m (one hundred and seventy five million pounds), according to Bild, Bayern Munich digging in their heels and not budging on that price.Interesting summer ahead for Tottenham. Toby Alderweireld seems to be on his way, so they’ll need a new defender or two. Matthijs de Ligt will cost the thick end of £48m from Ajax, while they’re also apparently keen on Jamaal Lascelles, but they’ll have to wrestle Chelsea for the privilege of paying £45m for the Newcastle skipper. Even though Chelsea’s managerial situation is about as clear as a kale smoothie, they’re already getting to work on their deadwood. Danny Drinkwater’s short but not so sweet spell at Stamford Bridge looks done, the club perfectly happy to take a loss on the midfielder they paid £30m for, with Nice’s Jean Michaël Seri thought of as a much more pleasing prospect. Speaking of midfield sagas, Manchester City’s hunt for Jorginho is in danger of turning into one: they’re still looking to get that deal done, but if it goes belly up then Southampton’s Mario Lemina or Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovačić are alternatives. Share on Facebook Is £80m a lot of money? Obviously, in the real world, it is. But is it really in the context of football? Around a third of the world transfer record? Is that a lot? In some contexts a tenner is a huge amount, so what’s £80m to football? The Mill brings this up because £80m is apparently the price Liverpool have been quoted to sign Jan Oblak from Atlético Madrid, a price that they have deemed too spicy for even them. Given that their other keeping target, Roma’s implausibly handsome Alisson, will also cost the prettiest of pennies, the Daily Mirror reckons Liverpool might do what they always seem to when stuck in the transfer market: give Southampton a call, and ask for Alex McCarthy.Away from their hunt for a new goalie, Liverpool are sniffing around assorted forwards: Lyon are open to selling them Nabil Fekir, and they’re also kicking the tyres on Xherdan Shaqiri. The world’s first rectangular footballer is available at the cheap, cheap price of £12m, so presumably the logic is they don’t have much to lose, particularly if they stick him next to players a little better than Mame Biram Diouf. Share on WhatsApp Share via Emailcenter_img Transfer window features Football Topics Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Read more Share on Twitter Reuse this contentlast_img read more



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first_imgBy BEN HARRISOn a field that resembled Sydney Harbour than Sunshine Coast Stadium, New South Wales clinched the men’s open State of Origin division with a 3-1 victory over Queensland.The deciding match was robbed of the entertainment spectacle the previous two matches dished up due to torrential rain that swept across the ground during the match.The field was a little bit damp due to an earlier shower but nobody would have foreseen for what was about to hit.In 15 minutes, large pools of water covered the entire surface of the ground.It had a huge impact on the game as players could not drive properly, dump properly or pass a long ball.“It was very hard, very hard to play on,” New South Wales captain Steve Roberts said.“It was just the simple footy that we did that helped. “There was always going to be mistakes and getting the two tries early helped us out and we just had to hold them out.”It was a tough opening period to the match as both teams tried to work the other out.Tim Good scored in the seventh minute and it was at that time the heavens opened.The conditions made it difficult for the teams to play their normal style.As Olympic-size pools of water covered the playing surface, New South Wales were able to grab a second touchdown through Robert Nakhla.The match became slow as players tried to stay on their feet.Queensland had several opportunities to score but the final pass would miss the mark; Trevor Moran’s Superman effort nearly paid off.As the minutes ticked down, it looked like there would be no scores in the second half.However a quick knock-on pass by Daniel Barton to Nakhla saw the winger score and all but seal the match for his side.Drumayne Dayberg-Muir scored a consolation touchdown for Queensland towards the end.When the full-time hooter went, Roberts let out a huge roar and his team-mates flanked their leader in the middle of the field and in the pouring rain.“Very happy with the boys,” Roberts said.“Queensland, credit to them, they always come out and play really hard, they levelled it up at one-all and the boys [NSW] just dug deep in the last game. “The conditions weren’t fantastic but we did what we had to do to get the win.”NEW SOUTH WALES 3 (Robert Nakhla 2, Tim Good touchdowns) def QUEENSLAND 1 (Drumayne Dayberg-Muir touchdown). HT: NSW 2-0. NSW won division 2-1. There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 State of Origin. The Touch Football Australia and State of Origin websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.soo.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and live games streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausPlease note, the link for the Open’s games by television production company, Power Productions – https://new.livestream.com/powerproductions/2014stateoforiginseriesRelated LinksSOO men’s open 3last_img read more


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first_img India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 21, 2019UPDATED: June 21, 2019 09:50 IST World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant from Southampton (virat.kohli Instagram)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant and Virat Kohli posed from Southampton ahead of India’s match vs AfghanistanRishabh Pant was added to India squad as replacement for injured Shikhar DhawanPant may make his World Cup debut on Saturday vs Afghanistan in SouthamptonIndia are gearing up for their next ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match against Afghanistan on Saturday with some intense training sessions in Southampton. With captain Virat Kohli maintaining there will be no slip in intensity when they take on Afghanistan, expect another complete performance from the pre-tournament favourites at The Rose Bowl.After a hectic first week at the World Cup, Team India players finally got a 5-day break ahead of their Afghanistan match. India had headed into the break on the back of a dominant 89-run win over arch-rivals Pakistan in Manchester.Having clinched one of their biggest wins over Pakistan, Team India players are making sure they are relaxing after the high-intensity encounter.Skipper Virat Kohli took to Instagram on Thursday to post a photograph of himself with Rishabh Pant, who had joined the squad as back-up ahead of the Pakistan match. The two players can be seen taking a trip around Southampton.”Southampton diaries with this champ,” Kohli wrote as caption for the photo.Rishabh Pant is likely to make his World Cup debut in India’s fifth match of World Cup 2019 against Afghanistan. The young wicketkeeper-batsman who was initially ignored from the squad was roped in a replacement player after it emerged Shikhar Dhawan wouldn’t be able to recover in time from the thumb injury he suffered in the match vs Australia.Pant may replace Vijay Shankar who suffered an injury scare after getting hit on the toe by a Jasprit Bumrah yorker in Wednesday’s training session. While Shankar seems to have recovered well, the team management may opt to rest the all-rounder who shone with the ball in his World Cup debut vs Pakistan on Sunday.advertisementPant has played only 5 ODIs for India but the wicketkeeper-batsman has proved his mettle in the shortest format of the game, shining for Delhi Capitals. Pant also scored a Test hundred each in England and Australia during India’s overseas tours last years.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar trains amidst injury concerns in SouthamptonAlso 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 World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli chills out with ‘champ’ Rishabh Pant ahead of Afghanistan matchICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Ahead of India’s match vs Afghanistan, members of the Indian cricket team made sure they found time to relax and recover. Rishabh Pant was added to the squad as a replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan earlier this week.advertisement Nextlast_img read more


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first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Navios Tanker owner and operator Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation has finalized a sale and leaseback deal for four MR product tankers to pay off debts.The company has completed a USD 71.5 million agreement for the tanker quartet with an undisclosed Chinese institution.However, VesselsValue’s data shows that the institution in question is China Merchants Bank. In late March, Navios Maritime Acquisition reportedly sold four MR tankers — Nave Atria, Nave Aquila, Nave Bellatrix and Nave Orion — to this bank.The proceeds have been used to extinguish USD 69.25 million of indebtedness, according to Navios Acquisition.As informed, the agreement provides for 24 quarterly payments of USD 1.5 million each plus interest at LIBOR plus 305 bps per annum. Navios Acquisition has an obligation to purchase the vessels at the end of sixth year for USD 35.8 million.“We are pleased to have concluded a sale and leaseback agreement for four product tankers with a leading Chinese institution. We look forward to continuing to develop access to this attractive financing market,” Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and CEO of Navios Acquisition, commented.Navios Acquisition currently operates a fleet of more than 30 vessels.last_img read more


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first_imgCases of young people in trouble with the law in Nova Scotia are now being processed within 89 days on average from their first appearance in youth court to their sentence or acquittal. An update released today, June 25, shows the province is exceeding its case-processing time target of 98 days. The target was set in response to Commissioner Merlin Nunn’s recommendation in December 2006 to improve process time for youth cases. The processing time was 134 days in 2004 and 2005. “I’m very impressed that we’ve exceeded the target we set,” said Justice Minister and Attorney General Cecil Clarke. “Not only will this keep our communities safer, but research shows that youth offenders have a better understanding of how their behaviour leads to serious consequences if those consequences happen as soon after the offence as possible.” Strategies underway to help the department continue to meet the target include: — Additional police officers, acting as youth court liaison officers, who will be in place in the fall to help further streamline youth cases. — A scanning project which is in development and will be implemented in the fall to give courts faster access to documents. The Department of Justice has completed, or nearly completed, all 25 Nunn Commission recommendations related to the department. The department will continue to monitor and report on progress twice a year. The update can be viewed on the department’s website at www.ns.gov.ca/just .last_img read more


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first_imgMumbai: Troubled mortgage lender Dewan Housing Finance (DHFL) has sought Rs 15,000-crore immediate funding from banks for on-lending to retail customers as well as to project developers, say sources. Last week, the nearly crippled company had submitted a draft resolution plan to lenders which are yet to be approved by them. “The company has asked for an additional funding of Rs 15,000 crore. The money will be used to fund viable projects that are stuck due to lack of money,” said one of the sources. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalWhen contacted, a DHFL spokesperson said it did not have any comment to offer apart from what it has informed the stock exchanges last week on the draft resolution plan. Under the draft resolution plan, the company has asked for funds from banks/NHB for restarting retail funding which was stopped after liquidity crisis hit it late year. According to sources, the decision on any additional or the quantum of funding will be taken only after due deliberations by lenders. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe beleaguered home financier, which has defaulted on multiple times on payment to bondholders since June owes close to Rs 90,000 crore to banks, the National Housing Bank (NHB) and other creditors. Last month, lenders had signed an inter-creditor agreement (ICA), as mandated by the Reserve Bank in the new NPA resolution/recognition framework effective June 7. However, the company had said one of its debenture – trustees Catalyst Trusteeship Servicesis in the process of seeking consent from the debenture holders to be a party to the ICA. In a separate filing to exchanges on August 8, the company said it may not be able to meet its financial obligations in the near future. “Given the ongoing discussions on the resolution plan with the lenders who have signed the ICA, we believe that our payment obligations falling due in the immediate future, may not be met as per their existing schedule,” the company informed the exchanges. It has been facing liquidity issue since last September and has back paid Rs 41,000 crore of its financial obligations through a combination of securitization of assets and repayment collections since. The Wadhawan family, who owns a little over 39 per cent, has been looking at various ways to come out of the stress which first came to light late last year following the IL&FS bankruptcy. These include selling stakes in group entities, including in the flagship to the extent of giving up half of their stake. DHFL has seen a rash of rating downgrades in June after it defaulted on Rs 1,150 crore to its bond-holders due on June 4. This led to a downgrade of its Rs 850-crore commercial papers to ‘default’ by three rating agencies.last_img read more


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first_imgAPTN National NewsA Huron Wendat village close to Toronto is the largest of it’s kind every found.The size and scope is changing the way some historians look at North American life prior to the arrival of Europeans.APTN’s Delaney Windigo has morelast_img


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first_imgKharar (Punjab): In a sensational murder, a senior health official was shot dead at point blank range at her office in Punjab’s Kharar by a man who later pumped a bullet into himself, police said. The official, Neha Shorie, was posted with the Drug and Food Chemical Laboratory in Kharar and dealth with licensing in Mohali and Ropar districts, they said.The accused, Balwinder Singh of Morinda, entered her office and fired three bullets from his licensed revolver at Shorie at around 11.40 am, a police official said. After firing bullets at the health officer, the accused tried to flee the spot on his motorcycle but was caught, the official said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”The people nearby caught hold of him. After being held, he initially tried to threaten those who had caught hold of him by pointing his revolver towards them but when he found he was trapped, he fired at himself, the official added. The Kharar DSP, who reached the spot, took the accused to custody. Singh is undergoing treatment at PGIMER, Chandigarh, and is in a critical state, police said. A case of murder was registered and a probe initiated, they said. Preliminary investigations revealed that the accused was running a chemist shop in Morinda and in 2009, Shorie, who was then posted as District Drugs Inspector in Ropar, raided his store and reportedly recovered intoxicant drugs from there, following which she had cancelled his drugs licence. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThough the motive of the cold blooded murder was not yet confirmed, it is believed that the accused was nursing a grudge against the health officer since his drugs licence was cancelled. The accused had got the new arms license of a .32 bore revolver a couple of months back. Even as the model code of conduct imposed for the Lok Sabha polls since March 11 required every licensed weapon to be deposited with the police station concerned, he was still possessing his arms, which he used to commit the crime. Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has directed Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta to ensure speedy probe into the killing of Shorie. The chief minister ordered prompt investigation into the matter and ensured that the accused will be given exemplary punishment. He said that no one would be allowed to interfere or intimidate any public servant in the discharge of their duties. After the incident, the Opposition SAD and AAP trained guns at the Congress government in Punjab, alleging that law and order had broken down and even officials were not safe inside their offices.last_img read more


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first_imgGeneva: Climate change may threaten the survival of of marine mammals such as dolphins, and have more far-reaching consequences for their conservation than previously thought, according to a study. In early 2011, a heatwave caused the water temperatures to rise to more than four degrees above the annual average, said researchers from the University of Zurich (UZH) in Switzerland. The extended period caused a substantial loss of seagrass, which drives the Shark Bay ecosystem, a UNESCO world heritage site in Western Australia. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USResearchers from UZH have now investigated how this environmental damage has affected survival and reproduction of dolphins. They used long-term data on hundreds of animals collected over a ten-year period from 2007 to 2017. Their analyses revealed that the dolphins’ survival rate had fallen by 12 per cent following the heatwave of 2011. Moreover, female dolphins were giving birth to fewer calves — a phenomenon that lasted at least until 2017, researchers said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”The extent of the negative influence of the heatwave surprised us,” said Sonja Wild, a former PhD candidate at the University of Leeds in the UK. “It is particularly unusual that the reproductive success of females appears to have not returned to normal levels, even after six years,” Wild said in a statement. There are several possible explanations for this phenomenon, for instance neglect of calves, increased newborn mortality, delayed sexual maturity or a combination thereof, but researchers have not yet been able to investigate them in detail. Interestingly, the heatwave did not have the same effect on all dolphin groups, researchers said. Dolphins that use sponges as tools — a socially learned foraging technique that helps dolphins to locate food in deep water — were not as badly affected as those that do not use this technique. “Nevertheless, our work raises concerns that such sudden events might have quite negative long-term effects even in groups of marine mammals that are known to adapt usually well to novel environmental conditions,” said Wild. The study shows for the first time that marine heatwaves not only affect organisms at lower levels of the food chain, but also might have considerable long-term consequences for the animals at the top, such as dolphins. “Marine heatwaves are likely to occur more frequently in the future due to climate change,” said study leader Michael Krutzen, professor at the Department of Anthropology at UZH. “This is worrying not only for the long-term prospects of marine mammal populations, but also for the entire oceanic ecosystems,” Krutzen said.last_img read more


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Rachel PolingRabat – United States President Donald Trump met with French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday during his two-day visit to Paris, setting aside past disagreements to discuss issues regarding counter-terrorism, Syria, and climate change in an amicable press conference.In his opening statement, Trump spoke of the long-standing relationship between France and the United States. “Our two nations are forever joined together by the spirit of revolution and the fight for freedom,”the presidentsaid. The press conference was a part of Trump’s visit to Paris to celebrate Bastille Day as well as the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I.In the past, the two presidents have had many differences in opinion, particularly over environmental policies. Trump faced criticism from Macron following his decision to pull the United States out of the 2015 Paris climate accord.In his opening statement, Macron acknowledged their opposing views, though the French president stressed the importance of the climate accord.He recognized Trump’s focus of implementing campaign promises and vowed to stay loyal to the Paris climate accord.However,the meeting raised the question that the US president might change his mind. When Trump was later asked about the climate agreement,responding, “Something could happen with respect to the Paris Accord. We’ll see what happens.”The two leaders also discussed counter-terrorism, political stability, and the situation in Iraq and Syria. According to Macron, he and Trump have similar views on terrorism and will continue to work together to eradicate it. When asked about Bashar Al-Assad, Macron again stated that he hopes to continue working closely with the United States. The French president stressed that any use of chemical weapons will result in immediate action.Macron and Trump discussed possible political solutions for Syria after the war and agreed to continue to work together to launch diplomatic initiatives to create a “roadmap” for Syria. They said that they hope to find a political solution as well as support the United Nations’ efforts in the war-torn country.Throughout the visit, Trump and Macron displayed their amiable relationship. On Thursday night, Trump and First Lady Melania Trump accompanied Macron and First Lady Brigette Macron for dinner at the Jules Verne restaurant on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Earlier in the day Trump commented on his relationship with Macron, he stated, “the friendship between our two nations –and ourselves, I might add –is unbreakable”.Trump concluded his visit on Friday at the Bastille Day parade, which included both French and American military units. read more


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TORONTO — Strengthening oil prices propelled North American markets to a second big rally in as many days, allowing them to post their first weekly gains of the new year.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index soared 353.72 points to 12,389.58, adding to a big 192-point gain on Thursday.The commodity-sensitive loonie also benefited from the bounce in oil prices, rising 0.64 of a U.S. cent to 70.67 cents US.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 210.83 points at 16,093.51, while the S&P 500 advanced 37.91 points to 1,906.90 and the Nasdaq rose 119.12 points to 4,591.18.Rising oil prices were a major factor in the rallies on both sides of the border as the March contract for benchmark crude rose $2.66 or nine per cent to US$32.19 a barrel.Elsewhere in commodities, February natural gas was unchanged at US$2.14 per mmBtu and March copper advanced a penny to US$2.00 a pound, while February gold slumped $1.90 to US$1,096.30 an ounce.Goldman Sachs analyst Jeffrey Currie said energy prices have fallen so far that the industry is making real cuts in production.Sell on the dead cat bounce because stocks have further to fall, warns smart moneyHow to survive a bear attack“We are now at a price level that is creating real fundamental change,” Currie told The Associated Press, although he conceded it will take a long time for the market to recover from the huge decline energy prices have already suffered.Low energy prices are good for many industries and consumers, but traders worry that falling energy prices tend to presage a big slowdown in the global economy.The boost on North American markets followed big rallies Friday in Europe and Asian amid expectations central banks are poised to inject more stimulus into flagging economies.Japan’s Nikkei 225 index, which earlier this week moved into bear market territory, rose 5.9 per cent on expectations the Bank of Japan will move to stimulate the economy.Rallies on European markets also strengthened after the head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, said the bank had many options to boost inflation and is determined and willing to act. On Thursday, Draghi suggested the bank will consider more stimulus action at its next meeting in March.France’s CAC 40 added 3.1 per cent, Britain’s FTSE 100 climbed 2.2 per cent and Germany’s DAX rose two per cent. read more


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Log in or register to post comments Genesys in Japan: Blending the Old and New Sheila McGee-Smith June 05, 2019 Contact center provider finds that traditionalists tend to favor on-prem installations, while forward-looking brands embrace cloud. 1. Change Management Processes – Particularly in the public cloud arena, solution providers are constantly introducing new features and functionality to all users simultaneously. Particularly if your environment has significant integrations with third-party or outside applications and/or systems, you must have the following change management processes in place:A means for the solution provider to provide early indication of the new functionality, so that your IT team can assess the impact on the current environmentA “sandbox” environment to enable testing of the new functionality prior to its launch into your production environmentA communications channel that extends to the contact center to notify staff of the changes and their go-live datesWhen issues occur from a release, a means for the contact center to report directly to IT, which must be prepared to deal with the solution provider for quick resolution2. Strategic Plan Based on the Cloud Provider’s Technology Roadmap – With the continual addition and modification of features and functions, it’s important for the business’ contact center and IT staff to be fully engaged with the timing of those releases. This is important for these reasons:The contact center staff should be building the necessary workflows, processes, procedures, and knowledge base to align with the technology roadmap timeline.The initial design of the contact center features and functions, discussed in the next section, should incorporate the planning for these capabilities, so that the transition to them doesn’t dramatically impact customers and agents.Training module modifications for agents and supervisors should align with the technology roadmap timeline.Click below to continue to Page 2: Three additional recommendation areasTags:News & ViewsSCTCDeployment ModelsBest PracticesCCaaSCloud CommunicationsConsultant PerspectivesNews & Views12nextlast Articles You Might Like UCaaS Takes Backseat to IP PBX as Future Enterprise Platform John Malone June 05, 2019 A new study from Eastern Management Group finds enterprises will use more server virtualization and hybrid cloud than UCaaS through 2024. The remainder of this article deals with other areas to carefully address during your implementation. In Part 1 of this article, I looked at decision factors for moving to a cloud contact center solution and delineated several decision criteria for evaluating potential solution providers. Now I’ll address some of the major pitfalls to avoid and best practices to adopt as your enterprise migrates to the selected cloud solution. While this isn’t a comprehensive, point-by-point implementation guide, following these guidelines should increase your chances for a successful implementation. “An open mind is important when deploying a cloud-based contact center. Start with a clean slate and think ‘outside the box’ when it comes to extending the capabilities of the cloud-based contact center to business practices. You should not replicate any business processes that were dictated by the technology constraints of legacy equipment.”An example of this is the ability for cloud-based solutions to facilitate the expansion of your agent pool to off-site resources. However, when doing this, you must carefully review current processes, workflows, agent training mechanisms, quality assurance (QA) methods, etc., in order to be effective in this area. See All in Deployment Models » Is Your Head in the Clouds? Diane Halliwell April 03, 2019 The first part of this two-part series looks at decision criteria for moving to cloud contact center and evaluating potential solution providers. A 2012, but still relevant, Ovum study, “Lead Analysis, Customer Experience and Interaction,” states:  Is Hosted UC Really the Way to Go? Stephen Leaden February 21, 2019 It’s time to get beyond the hype of cloud communications services and get under the covers on guarantees for delivery and performance. cloudhead_774.jpg read more


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When the MONUC patrol arrived on Wednesday at Kasenyi, some 50 kilometres east of Bunia, militiamen fled, firing on the patrol and injuring a military officer.Searching the area, MONUC found weapons in a house and 13 members of still unidentified militia, some of them armed with AK-47s. The patrol also seized weapons and munitions.