How to Create an Animated Circle Burst in Adobe After Effects

first_imgIn our latest video tutorial, learn how you can use circle burst animations to quickly spice up a motion graphics project.You can throw these elements behind an animated logo to illustrate movement, or add them to text graphics for some dynamic and interesting results. The circle burst is extremely easy to create, and it’s incredibly versatile. Let’s take a step-by-step look at how to create one in Adobe After Effects. Looking for more motion graphics tips? Check out these videos.How to Create a Stop-Motion Paper CrumpleVideo Tutorial: Create an Action Promo With After EffectsHow to Create a Scribble Animation in After EffectsEverything to Know About Layer Styles in After EffectsCreate a Glitch Effect For Logos and Titles in After Effects Step 1: Create an EllipseFirst, I’ll use the Ellipse Tool to create a simple circle. To get the look I want, I’ll turn off the fill and set the stroke to white, with a width of 35 pixels. It’s important to center the anchor point to the ellipse shape so that it will animate properly. If it’s not already centered, simply select the layer and go to Layer > Transform > Center Anchor Point in Layer Content. Then use the “Align” panel to center the circle within the composition. Now the shape is prepped for animation.Step 2: Animate the ShapeTo create a circle burst, I only need to animate two properties — “Stroke Width” and “Scale.” I want the animation to be roughly one second in length, so I’ll add a sequence marker to quickly visualize where to place the end keyframes. First, I’ll animate the width of the stroke. I want it to disappear, so I’ll animate the width from 30 down to 0. Next, I’ll open up the “Transform” properties of the ellipse and animate the “Scale” from 0 to 100. It’s important to not animate the scale of the shape layer, as you want control over this attribute later.To smooth out the animation and give it a more natural look, I’ll change the first keyframes to “Easy Ease Out” and the last keyframes to “Easy Ease In.” Then I can open up the graph editor and ramp up the speed at the beginning, slowing it down toward the end. Now it looks more like it’s following the laws of physics.I can quickly make variations of my circle burst by duplicating and slightly adjusting the keyframes or other settings. For example, I can change the scale of one, or add a slight rotation. I can even add dashes to the stroke to give the burst a completely different look. Now I’m ready to bring these in and use them with other elements.Step 3: Incorporate in a ProjectSo here I have an animated title that I want to spruce up a bit. The text has a simple scale and rotation animation flying it onto the screen. I can bring my circle bursts in to add some extra movement and detail. For this particular graphic, I’m going to place two large circle bursts behind my text. I’ll parent the circles to the text, so it will follow the text as it moves. I’ll also add smaller circles on the edges of the text, parenting them to the text layer as well.The key to making this animation work is tweaking each circle burst, making sure they don’t match. It’s a simple rule of duplicating, repositioning, and retiming. Repeat these steps until you get a look with which you’re happy.Take a look at my final animation.last_img read more

Uber To Continue Investing Heavily In India

first_imgUber Technologies Inc’s chief executive pledged to continue investing aggressively in Southeast Asia even though the US ride hailing firm expects to lose money in the fast growing market due to costly battles with rivals such as Grab. SoftBank’s 15 percent stake purchase in Uber last month has opened up the possibility of combining Uber with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns across Asia. SoftBank has stakes in Singapore-based Grab and India’s Ola.At the time of the investment, SoftBank said it wants Uber to focus on growing in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Australia – not Asia, which has been among the most costly and competitive regions for the ride-services firm, a source had told Reuters.Read it at NDTV Related Itemslast_img

British Teen Sentenced for Killing Indian-Origin Man Who Refused to Sell Cigarette Paper

first_imgA British teenager has been jailed for four years for attacking an Indian-origin shopkeeper in north London on Jan. 6 this year. The man died of injuries on Jan. 8. The 16-year-old boy will also be monitored for another three years.Vijaykumar Patel owned a shop outside a mini market in Mill Hill. On the night he was attacked, two teenagers came to his shop to buy cigarette papers. He refused to sell it to them as they were below the permissible age and failed to show suitable identification credentials.The accused boy threatened to damage the shop and when Patel came out of the place, he launched an unprovoked attack, fatally injuring the 49-year-old man.CCTV footage gathered during the attack showed that Patel was unprepared for the attack. He came out of his shop with his hands in his pocket. While sentencing the boy, Judge Stuart-Smith said, “The CCTV shows he was simply standing with his hands in his pockets doing nothing.” He told the teenager: “What happened next was that you deliberately moved to the left and launched yourself at Mr. Patel, taking him off his feet and to the ground. He was completely defenseless and did not move. You struck him.”The boy, whose name cannot be revealed due to legal reasons, was reportedly drunk before he and his friend went out to buy cigarettes. While sentencing the teenager, the judge called him a “timebomb” who was out on bail at the time of the assault.The judge further said, “The record, the facts of this case, the contents of the PSR (pre-sentence report) with the analysis of very high risk of causing significant harm. I do not find the PSR surprising at all.”The court was also told that as Patel’s family lives in India, no victim impact statement could be presented.The defendant’s lawyer Philippa McAtasney told the court that the teen suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) along with low intelligence. He carries a history of weapon offenses and was reported to have punched a teacher once but he is not “beyond hope and help.”The teen gave a handwritten note to the judge, showing that he was remorseful over the killing. Related ItemsLondonlast_img read more

India vs New Zealand: 3rd Test Day 2: As It Happened

first_imgWonderful day for India! They would have liked a wicket at least of New Zealand by stumps but they won’t mind this either. The Kohli-Rahane partnership took India to a mammoth total first and towards the end, Rohit Sharma chipped in with an unbeaten fifty. The Indian captain hit his second double ton whereas Rahane missed out as he fell short of his maiden double ton by 12 runs.. (LIVE SCORECARD)End of day’s play New Zealand openers have negotiated nine tricky overs of play without losing a wicket with their score being 28/0 at stumps, trail India (557/5d) by 529 runs. Martin Guptill 17*, Tom Latham 6*. The Black Caps have a mountain to climb here. They’re trailing by a big margin and they would look to plan things session-by-session. Let’s see what do we have in store tomorrow. 16.34 IST: Virat Kohli has introduced both his spinner Ashwin and Jadeja into the attack now. Both of them start off with maiden overs. NZ 17/0 in 6 overs.  16.26 IST: Both the Kiwi openers are playing these last few overs cautiously. NZ 15/0 in 3 ovs16.21 IST: Umesh Yadav shares the new ball with Shami and gets smacked by Guptill for a boundary. New Zealand 14/0 in 2 overs.  16.17 IST: Mohammed Shami bowls a decent first over for India. New Zealand 9/0 in 1 over. The Black Caps will be 5/0 even without facing a delivery as Ravindra Jadeja was warned twice for running on the pitch and five runs were awarded to the visitors. 16.03 IST: India declare at 557/5. Kohli 211, Rahane 188, Rohit 51*, Boult 2/113, Patel 2/120. New Zealand will have to negotiate 9 overs today.advertisement15.59 IST: Five runs will be deducted from India’s total as Jadeja gets second official warning for running on the pitch. India 542/5 in 168 overs.15.39 IST: DRINKS! New Zealand did manage to get both Kohli and Rahane after tea but not before India piled up a mammoth score. Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja are the two new batsmen in the middle at the moment. Third new ball is available now. India 530/5 in 164 overs15.17 IST: WICKET! Heartbreak for Ajinkya Rahane as he falls for 188 from 381 balls to Trent Boult. Rahane was trying to score some quick runs and fell in the process. India 504/5 in 159.1 overs. 15.06 IST: 500 comes up for India in the 157th over with Ajinkya Rahane on 186* and Rohit Sharma on 14*. 14.47 IST: India will be looking for some quick runs now before declaring their innings. India 475/4 in 152 overs.14.33 IST: Finally a breakthrough for NZ!Jeetan Patel traps Virat Kohli (211 from 366 balls) plumb in front. India 465/4 in 148 overs.(AP Photo)14.10 IST: Another superb session for India comes to an end as the score now reads 456/4 in 147 overs at tea. Virat Kohli (207*) and Ajinkya Rahane (161*) have added a record 356 runs for the fourth wicket.  Here’s the session summary at Tea on Day 2. #TeamIndia are 456/3. Follow the game here – https://t.co/0e3wZWkZwl #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/oEVfyTHWrN BCCI (@BCCI) October 9, 201614.05 IST: (354* runs) This is now India’s best-ever partnership for the fourth wicket in Tests as India reach 453/3 in 145 overs. The previous best stand was between VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar against Australia at Sydney in 2003-04..@imVkohli becomes first captain of India to score two Test double hundreds pic.twitter.com/eIcuxdmFuD BCCI (@BCCI) October 9, 201613.50 IST: Virat Kohli becomes first Indian captain to score two double hundreds in Tests. India 446/3 vs New Zealand Captain’s Knock!! @imVkohli #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/FYt5YqZKia BCCI (@BCCI) October 9, 201613.48 IST: Black Caps are doing their best to keep Kohli from scoring his second double ton. India 443/3 in 141 overs. 13.31 IST: Virat Kohli is batting on 191* at the moment and if he scores another 9 runs then he will become the first Indian captain to slam two double centuries in Test cricket. India 435/3 in 137 overs.(AP Photo) 13.28 IST: This is the first time a 400-plus total has been posted in India since Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement in 2013. India 434/3 in 136 overs. 13.17 IST: While the players break for drinks, take a look at some amazing statistics from this Test. India 424/3 in 133 overs. Virat Kohli-Ajinkya Rahane top stands265* v NZ at Indore Oct 2016262 v Aus at Melbourne Dec 2014154 v SAf at Delhi Dec 2015#IndvN5 Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 9, 201613.10 IST: Ajinkya Rahane goes past 150 runs for the first time in Test cricket. India 422/3 in 132.3 ovs..@ajinkyarahane88 brings up his 150 with a four punched over cover. This is highest score in Test cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/VKALU7jF6T BCCI (@BCCI) October 9, 201613.05 IST: Records continue to tumble at Indore! Ajinkya Rahane (148*) has now gone past his highest score in Test cricket. His previous best (147) was against Australia in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG in 2014.advertisementTest match attendance at its best in Indore #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/j7pPkeO9Wb BCCI (@BCCI) October 9, 201613.03 IST: Virat Kohli has gone past 3500 runs in Test cricket. India 414/3 in 131 overs. 12.48 IST: 400 comes up for India as Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane complete 300-run partnership for the fourth wicket. India 401/3 in 128 overs. This is now the second highest partnership for any wicket for India against New Zealand, surpassing the previous best by Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar, who made 281 runs together at Ahmedabad in 1999. Tendulkar had scored his first double hundred in that game. Pankaj Roy and Vinoo Mankad hold the record for the highest partnership (413 runs) against New Zealand, which they achieved in a Test at Chennai in 1956.12.37 IST: Expensive over for NZ! Kohli and Rahane scored 10 runs from the last over from Santner with a boundary each. India are now pressing on the accelerator. India 391/3 in 125 overs.    12.20 IST: New Zealand are attacking with spinners from both ends. Santner and Patel are bowling well but still haven’t been able to contain the scoring rate. India 368/3 in 120 overs. 12.11 IST: Another milestone for the captain! Virat Kohli gets to 150 runs in 273 balls. This is his third score of over 150. India 359/3 in 117.2 overs.150 up for #TeamIndia skipper @imVkohli #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/TWhC9CdVBp BCCI (@BCCI) October 9, 201611.32 IST: Lunch break.Here’s the session summary at Lunch on Day 2 of the 3rd Test. #TeamIndia are 358/3 #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/KNTbA0jvv0 BCCI (@BCCI) October 9, 2016Virat Kohli (149*) and Ajinkya Rahane (124*) batted superbly in the first session to take India to 358/3 in 117 overs. The duo added 91 runs in 27 overs in this session. The partnership has moved on to 258 runs in 487 balls.(AP Photo)   11.24 IST: Black Caps bowlers have managed to slip in a couple of quite overs. India 354/3 in 115 ovs. 11.14 IST: SIX!! Rahane brings up the 250-run partnership in style as he deposits the last ball of Santner’s over into the stands over long-off. India 350/3 in 113 overs.(AP Photo) 11.02 IST: Both batsmen are scoring at 3.08 runs per over. The partnership has moved on to 240 from 451 balls. India 340/3 in 111 overs.10.56 IST: FOUR!! Trent Boult is greeted with a boundary off the first ball by Virat Kohli. The Indian captain moves on to 140 with 15 boundaries to his name. 10.46 IST: SIX!! Rahane comes down the track and deposits Jeetan Patel’s delivery into the stands to score his second six in the innings. India 328/3 in 107 overs.10.32 IST: Drinks are coming on to the field now as the first hour has been completed. India (313/3 in 104 ovs) have added 46 runs to their overnight score with Virat Kohli batting superbly on 125* (228b) and Ajinkya Rahane on 103*. Ajinkya Rahane…8th Test hundred6th in the first innings3rd hundred at home2nd vs NZ 2nd of 20165th at #528th in fc cricket#IndvNZ Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 9, 201610.19 IST: Ajinkya Rahane scores his eighth Test century in 210 balls. This is his third ton on home soil. India 306/3 in 101.1 overs. .@ajinkyarahane88 celebrates after he brings up his 8th Test Century @Paytm Test Cricket #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/L8hDaAYwI8advertisement BCCI (@BCCI) October 9, 201610.08 IST: Kohli and Rahane’s 200-run partnership comes up. India’s total touches 300 in 98.1 overs.(AP Photo)10.02 IST: What a shot!! Kohli plays a glorious on-drive to score his first boundary this morning. Both batsmen are looking to be positive against the Kiwi bowlers. 9.56 IST:  FOUR!! Rahane may be rattled but he’s still scoring runs at a rapid pace. 11 runs came off Matt Henry’s over. India 292/3 in 96 overs. 9.54 IST: Henry is now coming around the wicket to pepper Rahane with some more short balls. 9.50 IST: Ouch!! Short ball from Matt Henry hits Ajinkya Rahane bang on the side of the helmet.That would have hurt him for sure.9.48 IST: Not much turn on offer for the spinner this morning, but the ball might start to reverse as it gets older. India 281/3 in 95 overs. 9.44 IST: FOUR!! Rahane plays a delightful drive through the covers to bring up the first boundary of the morning. India 279/3 in 94 overs. 9.40 IST: Negotiating the first hour will be crucial for Kohli (108*) and Rahane (82*). Black Caps on the other hand, will have to get a breakthrough quickly otherwise they could be staring at another long day on the field. India 275/3 in 93 overs. 9.36 IST: Matt Henry joins Santner in the attack from the other end. India 271/3 in 92 overs.9.32 IST: Just one run added to the overnight total by India (268/3 in 91 overs). Coach @anilkumble1074’s pep talk, the great #TeamIndia huddle and more. Follow the action – https://t.co/0e3wZWkZwl @Paytm Test Cricket pic.twitter.com/1SBZowF9Aa BCCI (@BCCI) October 9, 20169.30 IST: Mitchell Santner will start the proceedings for the Black Caps on Day 2. Virat Kohli, batting on 103*, to take strike. Just about 15 minutes to go for the start of play on the second day and here is Ajinkya Rahane hard at work. The vice-captain is just 21 runs away from his eighth Test hundred. Nice and straight! Vice-captain @ajinkyarahane88 is 21 runs away from a century. Action starts soon #TeamIndia #INDvNZ @Paytm Test cricket pic.twitter.com/8UuIfGARI3 BCCI (@BCCI) October 9, 2016Day 1 wrap: Test skipper Virat Kohli ended his brief drought of big runs with a brilliant unbeaten century to guide India to 267/3 at stumps on the opening day of the third and final Test against New Zealand at the Holkar stadium.Kohli, who last scored a century against the West Indies in Antigua, held his composure to thwart the Kiwi attack and bring up his 13th ton, which incidentally is the first century of the ongoing series from either side. (Virat Kohli now has six Test hundreds as India captain)The 27-year-old got ample support from his deputy Ajinkya Rahane (79 not out), who became the 36th Indian batsman to cross the milestone of 2000 Test runs during the innings.Finding themselves in a tight spot in the second session, the right-handed duo held their nerves as they went on to frustrate the Kiwi bowlers with an unbeaten 167-run stand for the fourth wicket when stumps were drawn for the day.Sensing more trouble, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson opted for the second new ball but his efforts at breaking the partnership went in vain as India added 119 runs in the final session. (Virat Kohli roars back to form with 13th Test hundred )Earlier, Cheteshwar Pujara’s (41) wicket was the only casualty India endured during the post-lunch session as the hosts went to tea at 148/3.Resuming at 75/2 after lunch, Pujara and Kohli continued to maintain their temperament against the Kiwi spinners but after adding 25 runs to the score left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner produced a ripper to dismiss Pujara for 41. Making a Test comeback after two years, Gautam Gambhir started well but fell to Santner on 29.last_img read more

Nasser Hussain says England-India Test series is men vs boys at the moment

first_imgFormer England captain Nasser Hussain had some strong words for Virat Kohli and Co after India lost the Lord’s Test against England by an innings and 159 runs.It was India’s first defeat by an innings under captain Kohli as the famed Indian batting failed twice at Lord’s to go down 0-2 in the five-match series.They had lost the first Test at Edgbaston by 31 runs.”England are arguably the best in the world in these conditions but the real eye has to be on India – they have to be wary of the wheels completely falling off,” Hussain told Sky Sports Cricket looking ahead to Saturdays third Test at Trent Bridge.India in love with London, hope they practice from Tuesday: Sunil Gavaskar”India are No 1 in the world and it was meant to be a gun, tight series but at the moment it is men against boys. Their curve is going in the wrong direction.”India have been bundled out for 162, 107 and 130 in their last three innings.”They were in the game for a long time last Test (at Edgbaston) but the back injury to Kohli is a concern, the fingers of (Ravichandran) Ashwin took a blow, the rest of their batting line-up continues to fail and there are no practice games in between.”Also read – Harbhajan Singh furious after Lord’s defeat: Make coach Shastri accountableHussain warned that there will be no let-up from the English side at Trent Bridge, venue for the third Test.”They have got to dig really deep – there are some really good cricketers in that dressing room and they have to come out fighting.”advertisement”I don’t think it will be as tough as this – they can draw on the fact its been as hard as it can be – but Trent Bridge does a bit. (James) Anderson will be a threat, (Stuart) Broad got 8-15 there against Australia – these England players have fond memories, so it wont get that much easier.”Also read – Virat Kohli suffers biggest Test defeat as captainHe said England will be keen to give it back after losing 4-0 in 2016 in India.”This is payback time a little bit for England after losing 4-0 in India and I don’t see them letting up. I have seen that they are a hungry team. They wont rest on their laurels, they want to get better and better.”(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

A try for the ages, Schweinsteiger’s flicks and Simone Biles brilliance

first_img1) Let’s start by saying farewell to Bastian Schweinsteiger’s career. His best goals were either free-kicks or clever flicks. See for yourself. He scored some belters for Germany too. Here are all 24 of them. Schweinsteiger announced he was leaving Bayern Munich in 2015 with this high-concept, soft-focus production, and he left Manchester United for Chicago with a heartfelt message. He is also a Deutscher Fussballmeister off the pitch, as Lukas Podolski found out. And he deals well with very silly questions, too. Most of all, though, he should be remembered for his energy during the 2014 World Cup final, in which he was inspirational.2) Michel Bastos and his mighty left foot have retired, too. It was even mighty when it was off target. OL English 🇬🇧 (@OL_English)Folllowing Michel Bastos’ retirement, enjoy some of his best strikes for #TeamOL!pic.twitter.com/d5SLBKGIuqOctober 8, 2019 Facebook Since you’re here… Soccer Share on Pinterest 7) If anyone can explain to us the thinking behind this free-kick routine (that went predictably wrong), we’d be eternally grateful. They can be just as bad in the professional game, mind. But here’s Leipzig showing how an over-the-top set piece can work. German teams have form when it comes to creative set pieces, as this novel approach from Dortmund showed last season.Our favourites from below the line last week1) When you play footy at the Queenstown Oval, be ready for some gravel rash.2) Maradona celebrating a Gimnasia goal with some David Brent-style moves in the changing room. Topics Twitter Facebook Share via Email Twitter Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian 3) The best try last week didn’t come at the Rugby World Cup. Nope, how about this from Bayonne’s 29-27 defeat of Agen in the Top 14, featuring a blind miss-pass and a throw between the legs to set up Sean Robinson, who dived into the corner to cap a beautiful move.4) Welcome to the (potentially scary) world of self-driving race cars.5) Simone Biles made history by winning a record 21st World Gymnastics Championships medal. She did so by landing two of her signature moves too, the Biles and the Biles II.6) Of course you wanted a timelapse video of Tottenham’s football pitch being broken into three sections and rolled out of the ground to make way for the synthetic NFL one below. Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. US sports 3) Compilation of supercar shunts – take the time to watch it all.4) Different races, different pit stops.Spotters’ badges: GrahamClayton, Chambazi, whobroughtorangesGuardian YouTube football channelDo subscribe, if you fancy.Guardian YouTube sport channelDo subscribe, if you fancy. Share on Messenger Pinterest Pinterest Share on Twitter features YouTube archive Share on Facebook Reuse this contentlast_img read more

‘Community Shield defeat made Liverpool hungrier for silverware’

first_imgJoe Gomez insists Liverpool are “hungrier” for more trophies after missing out on the Community Shield, with a UEFA Super Cup clash against Chelsea up next on Wednesday night.Jurgen Klopp’s men drew 1-1 with Manchester City in normal time at Wembley last Sunday, before being beaten 5-4 in a fiercely contested penalty shootout.The Reds were hoping to win their second trophy of 2019 having already conquered the Champions League with a final victory over Tottenham back in June. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? They will have another chance to do exactly that in Istanbul this week, when they take on Europa League winners Chelsea in the 2019 Super Cup final.Liverpool will travel to Turkey fresh after a 4-1 win against Norwich on the opening day of the 2019-20 Premier League season, and Gomez is eager to banish the memory of their Wembley defeat at the start of the month.“I think [the Community Shield] would have been nice but we lost the way we did, which was unfortunate,” the England international told the club’s official website.“I think now that just made us even hungrier to get our hands on a piece of silverware again. I think that’s going to be our aim this year, just to get as much silverware as possible. “Hopefully we can do it, but it’s obviously against a tough side and we know it won’t be easy. We’re looking forward to it.”Despite picking up a sixth European Cup last term, there was a still a lingering sense of what might have been for Liverpool in the Premier League, as their 29-year wait for the title continued.Klopp’s men finished a single point behind City in the final standings, amassing a club-record tally of 97 while only losing one game.Gomez is aware that Liverpool’s status as Champions League winners has left them with a target on their backs, but he feels there is still “so much more” for the team to achieve in the next 12 months.“Obviously it’s a label that’s given now that we achieved what we did last season,” he added. “I think the main thing in our minds is that we still see ourselves as underdogs, we still see ourselves as a hungry team that hasn’t achieved what we want to achieve yet.“There’s still so much more to do and to surpass what we did last season. I think the main thing is that our mindset is in the right place and whatever is said after that is not up to us.”After the Super Cup, Liverpool will turn their attention back to the Premier League, as they take in a trip to Southampton on Saturday afternoon. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Brad Hodge gets brutally trolled for commenting on Virat Kohli-Rishabh Pant video

first_imgBrad Hodge gets brutally trolled for commenting on Virat Kohli-Rishabh Pant videoFormer Australia cricketer Brad Hodge commented on a commercial video shot by Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant but got brutally trolled by the Indian cricketers’ followers on social media.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 18, 2019UPDATED: May 18, 2019 16:47 IST An advertisement featuring Kohli and Pant recently aired on all digital platforms (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBrad Hodge commented on an advertisement featuring Virat Kohli and Rishabh PantHodge’s comments didn’t go down too well with a lot of users on social mediaHodge had to quickly issue a clarification on what he actually meant by his comments after getting brutally trolledBrad Hodge was at the receiving end of some nasty comments on social media after he commented on a commercial video featuring Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant.An advertisement featuring Kohli and Pant recently aired on all digital platforms. Hodge was quick to comment on it but it didn’t go down too well with a lot of users on social media.”Amazing what people do for money,” Hodge wrote on the video.Amazing what people do for moneyBrad Hodge (@bradhodge007) May 16, 2019He had the same response for an advertisement video featuring Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith and Ben Stokes.”As I said amazing what people do for money,” Hodge tweeted.As I said amazing what people do for money.Brad Hodge (@bradhodge007) May 17, 2019But the former Australia cricketer had to quickly issue a clarification on what he actually meant by his comments after getting brutally trolled on Twitter.”Funny, I never did say there was nothing wrong with it. I would do the same. Your interpretation of my comment was so ‘glass half full’ if I attach ??. Your interpretation would be different.”Amazing how brutal people are in response. So negative and glass half full. I was not speaking in a negative tone. I would do the same if asked and paid,” Hodge clarified.Funny, I never did say there was nothing wrong with it. I would do the same. Your interpretation of my comment was so glass half full’ if I attach . Your interpretation would be differentadvertisementBrad Hodge (@bradhodge007) May 17, 2019Amazing how brutal people are in response. So negative and glass half full. I was not speaking in a negative tone. I would do the same if asked and paid.Brad Hodge (@bradhodge007) May 17, 2019Virat Kohli, who is on a short break at the moment, is currently gearing up to lead India in the upcoming 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.Team India is scheduled to leave for London on May 22 with its 15-member squad and the support staff. This will be Virat Kohli’s first ICC World Cup as captain of the team as they bid to reclaim the trophy for the third time after 1983 and 2011.Also Read | Yuvraj Singh trolls Virat Kohli after India captain posts flashback photoFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Rishabh PantFollow Brad Hodgelast_img read more

Transport Ministry to Partner with TEF on Road Projects

first_imgThe Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing will be partnering with the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to undertake two infrastructure projects during this financial year.Making the announcement during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in Gordon House on June 5, State Minister for Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, said one project will involve the installation of light-emitting diode(LED) street lighting along the elegant corridor in Montego Bay, St. James.[RELATED: Additional River Training Along Yallahs River]“The second project involves the Ministry partnering with the TEF on the design and construction of 6.25 kilometres of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure along the Norman Manley Boulevard in Negril, Westmoreland,” he said.Mr. Azan said this project will complement the 1.5 kilometres of shared used path being funded under the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)/Government of Jamaica Road Improvement Programme,” he said.Turning to other matters, he said that efforts are being made to improve the working relationship between the National Works Agency (NWA) and the National Water Commission (NWC), citing the signing of an agreement by the two agencies late April.“The NWA and the NWC restored their close partnership with the signing of a two-year contract, which will see the NWA reinstating roadways excavated to facilitate NWC works. This agreement represents a fundamental shift in the working relationship between these two agencies,” he stated.Mr. Azan said it is expected that this arrangement will result in increased work productivity and efficiencies going forward, adding that the Ministry plans to identify areas and other public agencies where similar agreements can be fashioned to allow for greater synergies.Contact: Alecia Smith-Edwardslast_img read more

Milaha Launches Its 1st European Service

first_imgzoomAbdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, Milaha CEO; Image Courtesy: Milaha Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics company Milaha has launched the new Black Sea Express Service (BSX) — the company’s first European service linking the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The new direct feeder service will be connecting Greece, Turkey, Georgia and Russia and will initially be served by two vessels with a 1,700 TEU capacity and 300 reefer plugs.It will have the following port rotation: Piraeus (Greece) – Kumport (Istanbul) – Poti (Georgia) – Novorossiysk (Russia) – Piraeus (Greece).According to Milaha, the new service will cater for Russian and Turkish regional trade, while also linking Greece with multiple locations in the Black Sea region, further enhancing the company’s portfolio of international maritime and logistics services.Milaha’s President and CEO Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai highlighted that the introduction of the new service reflects the company’s success in expanding its coverage into new markets, amid rising demand for its services.“This latest addition to our feeder services will complement our existing coverage in the Black Sea region and expand our reach to the Mediterranean Sea,” he said.Milaha currently calls twelve ports directly and serves more than 20 ports via its liner services in the Middle East, Indian Sub-continent, South East Asia and Europe.The company’s fleet currently comprises 66 vessels with a total fleet value of USD 792.07 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.Related:Milaha to Upgrade Its Mesaieed ShipyardMilaha Joins Forces with Oracle Cloud to Transform Its Businesslast_img read more

JNU administration suspends JNUSU president others

first_imgNew Delhi: Student activist associated with the student political wings from Jawaharlal Nehru University have claimed that they have been academically suspended for this semester, including the JNUSU President N Sai Balaji, and former president JNUSU Geeta Kumari.According to a student, Balaji and the rest of the JNUSU have been the target of the JNU administration for a while now since they have been attacking many of the management’s policies. The student also said that the suspension is a result of the fact that they stood up against the unfair policies of the administration. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsHe further said that the students were not allowed to register for the semester and the reason given was that they had been academically suspended by the Chief Proctor Office. “After blocking my MPhil Degree JNU VC has now academically suspended me along with other student activists. What is my crime? Fighting against online entrance exam scam, raising RSS-ABVP Murdabad slogans, marching with contract workers demanding Equal Pay for Same Work, fighting against 80 percent library budget cut and many more anti Student policies. 20 students along with many office bearers were also suspended” said NS Balaji, who is the research scholar with the Centre of International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament in the School of International Studies. Geeta Kumari also update the status at the Facebook while saying that just like any other semester, this year too, the VC had found a way to stall their education. “This semester it is not a fine but a suspension. The VC has never made it easy for us to be students,” she said.last_img read more

Synagogues in four cities receive antiSemitic hate mail

first_imgTORONTO – At least eight synagogues in four cities across Canada have received anti-Semitic letters calling for the death of Jews, B’nai Brith Canada said.Four synagogues in Toronto, two in Montreal, one in Hamilton and one in Edmonton have reported being sent the hate mail, the Jewish advocacy group said Tuesday.A photo on B’nai Brith Canada’s website shows the letter containing the words “Jewry must perish,” and a swastika scrawled onto a blood-soaked Star of David.“It’s really unfortunate that, at this time of year, with the Jewish community celebrating Hanukkah … you have a message of targeted hate that’s going out to religious institutions across the country,” B’nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn said. “It’s sad to see and it’s actually quite terrifying for the individuals opening these letters with hateful genocidal messages.”Police in all four cities confirmed they were investigating the letters.Officers are “absolutely” treating the incidents as hate crimes, said Staff Sgt. Frank Partridge of 32 Division in north Toronto, where one of the targeted synagogues is located.“This is something that’s happening in real time — today, yesterday — it’s happening in (other cities) so there’s a linkage there,” Partridge said.“Starting tomorrow, I’m having my officers go out and pay special attention to the synagogues and other Jewish facilities… You’ve got to be proactive about this.”There were 1,728 anti-Semitic incidents reported throughout the country in 2016, according to B’nai Brith’s statistics. That’s a 26 per cent increase from 2015 and the highest number of incidents ever seen by the organization, which has been tracking anti-Semitism for 35 years.B’nai Brith does not yet have anti-Semitism statistics for 2017.Police across the country received more reports of hate crimes against Jews, than they did any other religious, ethnic or racial group in 2016, according to Statistics Canada data.“Unfortunately some (people) feel emboldened at this moment in history to express hate toward identifiable groups and Jews in particular,” Mostyn said, pointing to the high-profile neo-Nazi rallies in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this year, and a series of anti-Semitic posters put up on university campuses in Canada.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version erroneously said that Statistics Canada data from 2015 on hate crimes was the most recent.last_img read more

Over 800,000 Die Due to Suicide Every Year, WHO says

Marrakesh- The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its first report on suicide prevention, covering the years 2000 to 2012. According to the report, over 800,000 die due to suicide every year, and it is the second leading cause of death in 15-29 years old.For each adult who kills themselves, there are an estimated 20 who try and fail. The report says that restricting access to the means of suicide, such as firearms, pesticides, and medications may work in its prevention. Some suicides involve jumping off high places; bridges in the USA have recently started to install anti-suicide nets and restricting access to the bridges. Suicide prevention must be part of health care service, and removing the stigma of suicide and its criminalization may help as well. Support services like the Samaritan telephone service in the UK can also help to turn people away from suicide. Treatment for depression is also needed.The global financial crisis and debt problems have been the cause of a surge in suicides in the developed world. The report notes an estimated increase of 1,648 cases in Morocco in 2012, including 1,430 men and 198 women. The report suggests that there were 5-10 suicides per 100,000 in the population, with the majority by men, but exact figures are not available. One can determine that factors like high unemployment for the young urban population can affect youth suicides. There have been incidences of young people setting themselves on fire as protest against unemployment: many have occurred in Tunisia, where the impoverished and neglected industrial areas of Sidi Bouzid, Silania, Gabes, and Gafsa saw large numbers of suicides and immolations. There has been no declared list for the number of suicides.The number of unemployed in Tunisia reached over 700,000 for a population of just over 10 million. Local reports of suicides amongst young people protesting against unemployment have been widely reported in Algeria. There, the hydrocarbon industry does not provide enough jobs. Riots in 2011 and 2013 against unemployment in Rafla, Ghardia, and other towns in the region were widespread. It is likely that the suicide rate amongst young workers is far higher than in Morocco, but the figures do not exist to prove this.The WHO report also mentions suicide in the elder generation over 60, and one can cite lack of pensions as being a prime reason for this as well as poor hospital services and lack of medical insurance. Suicide is a global problem with some regions being affected more than others. Factors like family support are important. The Maghreb suffers from high levels of youth unemployment, which governments are trying to reverse, but this is not easy given the global economic situation. High levels of income disparity and poverty can cause despair for young people without an education, which can lead to suicide attempts. read more

Rudras TGTE wants Fonseka investigated

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is to submit his report to the UN Human Rights Council in September about his findings regarding these killings and recommendations for justice. “We are pleased about Sarath Fonseka’s commitment to answer to these mass killings and rape,” said TGTE’s Minister for International Affairs Manicka Vasagar. The TGTE is conducting a Million Signature Campaign in fifteen languages to “Refer Sri Lanka to International Criminal Court”. (Colombo Gazette) “If he really believes in his innocence, we challenge him to open himself to international investigation. As a first step, we urge him to muster the courage and avail himself to the UN’s Office of Investigation of Sri Lanka (OISL) and cooperate with them”“We also urge the current President of Sri Lanka Mr. Sirisena, who was the acting defense minister during the final weeks of these killings and rapes, to clarify his position whether he himself is ready to face International war crimes trials to clear his name” Manicka Vasagar added. The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) led by V Rudrakumaran says it is pleased to hear of former Army Commander, Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka’s interview to The Guardian newspaper that he would welcome a war crimes investigation to prove his innocence for the mass alleged killing of Tamils and rape of Tamil women by the Sri Lankan Security Forces.“There were no rapes, no torture during my command during the war,” Fonseka said in the interview. read more

Urban Meyer Buckeyes moving forward after win against Michigan State Dontre Wilson

Fresh off a win that moved Ohio State into solo first in the Big Ten East Division, coach Urban Meyer met with the media to discuss the win against Michigan State and an upcoming matchup with Minnesota.Meyer praised the offensive performance against Michigan state, but added the Buckeyes have room to improve defensively as they prepare for a Minnesota team that gives “relentless effort.” He also addressed the play of a few particular Buckeyes and said one OSU sophomore made a big play on a broken foot during Saturday’s 49-37 win in East Lansing, Mich.He said sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson has a broken foot. “He actually caught a touchdown pass with a broken foot.”Wilson is “out for a few weeks,” Meyer said. Added he might have to have a pin put in his foot.He said the Buckeyes are “fortunate” and “blessed” to have both Barrett and injured senior quarterback Braxton Miller set to return to OSU next season.Meyer said the Buckeyes “played their best game” against Michigan State, but added there’s still a lot of room for improvement.Meyer said the players to grade as champions on defense were sophomore safety Vonn Bell, senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett and senior cornerback Doran Grant. Grant was the defensive player of the game.He said the players who graded out as champions on offense were senior wide receiver Evan Spencer, sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall, redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas, senior tight end Jeff Heuerman, redshirt-sophomore offensive lineman Pat Elflein and redshirt-freshman offensive lineman Billy Price.Meyer on Spencer: “He’s my MVP, as far as just all around what we ask him to do.”He said the offensive players of the game were junior offensive lineman Jacoby Boren, redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett, senior wide receiver Devin Smith and sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott.Meyer said Devin Smith played his best game against Michigan State.Meyer said Spencer and redshirt-junior wide receiver Corey Smith were the top special teams players. He said Corey Smith should be in the wide receiver rotation going forward.He praised Minnesota coach Jerry Kill and called him a friend. He added Minnesota gives “relentless effort” and is “very well coached.”Meyer on moving on from the win at Michigan State: “We’re done with the celebration part, now we’re learning from it. The players will receive their directive tomorrow, and now we’re moving forward.”Meyer on performance against Michigan State: “We didn’t play as well as we could on defense, and we expect to play much better.”He said Barrett has to be in the Heisman Trophy conversation statistically, but conceded he hadn’t watched many other players nationally.Meyer on the offensive performance against the Spartans: “It’s our best performance we’ve had since we’ve been here.”He said he’s “upset” that the Buckeyes haven’t found a strong rotation on the defensive line.Meyer said he’s very comfortable with redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall running the wildcat. Added the Buckeyes have “a couple passes ready for” Marshall.He said Barrett’s biggest improvement has come from his “understanding of the game.”Meyer: “Early in the season, we were not a great team.”“This is the most improved team I’ve been apart of,” he said.Meyer praised the play of OSU’s wide receivers, said he’s comfortable with that group for the first time in a long time.The Buckeyes are scheduled to play Minnesota on Saturday in Minneapolis. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

Former Archbishop of Canterburys picture removed from Kings College London amid concerns

first_imgA picture of a former Archbishop of Canterbury has been removed from a “wall of fame” at one of Britain’s top universities amid concerns about his views on gay marriage.Lord Carey of Clifton’s image has been removed from the “wall of fame” at King’s College London. It follows a campaign by a group of students who claimed his views on same-sex marriage were “offensive”.The student activists originally called for his image to be removed in 2012 after he was quoted as saying gay relationships should not be “put on the same level” as heterosexual ones.Last year, it was reported that Ben Hunt, leader of the college’s LGBT Liberation Association, met the principal to discuss setting up a committee to come up with a new list of alumni. Lord Carey ahead of his last service at Dagenham Parish Church Show more “The individuals were notified in advance and expressed themselves fully supportive.” Lord Carey said he did not wish to comment when contacted by The Telegraph.In an article published online by Times Higher Education, lecturer Niall McCrae and Rev Jules Gomes criticised the removal of the image.They wrote: “For a prestigious institution of Christian heritage to allow this campaign to claim victory is worrying.“Lord Carey is not homophobic, but his name has been tarnished by a ‘gay-stapo’ that refuses to acknowledge that a clergyman cares for all, while maintaining a traditional view of marriage.”It follows a series of cases where student campaigns have led to the removal of images or objects from university campuses.In 2013, two students wearing T-shirts with images of Jesus and the Prophet Mohammed on were ordered to cover up after student union officers said that it could constitute religious harassment against Muslims.Earlier this year, officials at Oriel College at Oxford University faced calls for a statue of Cecil Rhodes to be removed as student campaigners believed he should not be celebrated.A controversial bronze cockerel was also removed from a display at Jesus College, Cambridge University, after a group claimed it was looted during a raid in Africa in the 19th century. Lord Carey is not homophobic, but his name has been tarnishedNiall McCrea and Rev Jules Gomescenter_img Lord Carey ahead of his last service at Dagenham Parish Church Credit:BRIAN SMITH 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. A spokesman for King’s confirmed that a number of static portraits, including ones of Lord Carey, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sir Michael Howard, were removed following a review into the university’s “window display policy”.The university said it had carried out the review before deciding some of the images did not represent the “diversity of our university community”. It did not comment on the campaign by students.A spokesman said: “The decision was taken that we should expand the breadth of content to include the achievements of our students and staff.”The first digital screens, launched in July 2016, now bring to life examples of research breakthroughs and student and staff successes, as well as the contribution of our renowned alumni.”In order to make space for the screens next to the prominent Strand campus entrance, a number of static portraits, including those of Lord Carey, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sir Michael Howard, were removed.last_img read more

Private schools top Alevel grades drop to lowest level in eight years

Natasha Vincent, daughter of presenter Katie Derham, celebrates her A Level results Credit: Gareth Fuller Natasha Vincent, daughter of presenter Katie Derham, celebrates her A Level results  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. Barnaby Lenon, chair of the ISC, is the former headmaster at Harrow SchoolCredit: PAUL GROVER Barnaby Lenon, chair of the ISC, is the former headmaster at Harrow School One reason for the fall in private schools’ results is that many of the brightest pupils are entered for the International Baccalaureate (IB) or the Pre-U instead of A-levels, he added. “Some of our most selective schools – including Eton, Westminster, Charterhouse and Winchester – are doing the Pre-U on quite a big scale,” said Mr Lenon, a former headmaster of Harrow.“Independent school pupils have done incredibly well at A-levels, despite the fact that the cleverest pupils are doing the Pre-U and IB.”Devised by Cambridge University, the Pre-U launched a decade ago and is now offered at 92 ISC schools. It became a popular among teachers at some of the country’s most prestigious public schools who saw it as more testing than A-levels.Last summer, a series of disclosures by The Daily Telegraph about Pre-U cheating allegations at Eton and Winchester College led to the exams watchdog opening an inquiry into exam malpractice.  The IB was introduced in the late 1960s to cater for internationally mobile students. Students study six subjects over two years and the focus is on breadth rather than depth of knowledge. Private schools’ top A-level grades have dropped to their lowest level in eight years, figures show, amid concern that they have suffered from the new “tougher” A-levels which do not permit re-sits. This year 17.7 per cent of privately education children were awarded A*s in their A-levels, which is the lowest since 2010, when the A* was introduced.There has been a steady decline in the number of children educated in the independent sector winning top grades at A-levels in recent years, according to data compiled by the Independent Schools Council (ISC).This summer was the second year that students sat exams in the new “tougher” A-levels, many of which have had coursework reduced or removed.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Modules have also been scrapped following concern that students were taking endless re-sits until they achieved better marks. Chris McGovern, chair of the Campaign for Real Education, said: “It is well known that in private schools that teachers or parents do the coursework. “Having endless re-takes and re-sits inevitably favours students with pushy, middle class parents. One can’t blame them for doing that, at the end of the day they do the best they can for their children.”   Mr McGovern, a former Government advisor, added: “That is why getting rid of modules and coursework was a good thing. If we can remove some of the advantages for privileged children, it is inevitably fairer.”The proportion of private school students achieving A* and A has decreased by five per cent since 2010, from 52 per cent to 47 per cent. Meanwhile, the proportion of all students winning top grades has only gone down by 0.6 per cent over the same period. Lord Ralph Lucas, editor in chief of the Good Schools Guide, said that the drop in top grades at private schools is linked to improvements in state schools.“Ofqual [the exam watchdog] operates a system of comparable outcomes which effectively rations the number of top grades,” said Lord Lucas, a hereditary peer.“Because state schools are doing better, it means necessarily private schools have to do worse as there are only so many top grades to go round”.Originally bought in to curb grade inflation, the “comparable outcomes” system ensures that roughly the same proportion of children are awarded the top grades, year-on-year.Ofqual has said it will also mean that students are not disadvantaged for being the guinea pigs of the new A-levels.   Barnaby Lenon, chair of the ISC, said that while it is “theoretically possible” that reformed A-levels have contributed to the decline in top grades, he has not seen any evidence to prove that this is the case.  read more

NEW DOUBLE CROWN RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko win 22nd Championship trophy in

RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko celebrated 22nd title of the Slovenian champions! The best Slovenian team had no serious threat this season despite the fact that RK Gorenje Velenje had Championship’s ambitions at the beginning of the season. However, Celje PL beat Riko Ribnica 29:21 as the first follower in the Play-Off to ensure trophy two matches before the end.RK Celje Pivovarna Laško : RD Riko Ribnica    29:21 (16:8) RK Celje Pivovarna Laško: Lesjak 12 saves, Panjtar 1 saves; Vujović 2, Jurečič 4, Razgor 3/3, Suholežnik 1, Marguč 1, Grošelj, Slišković 6, Mitrović 1/1, Kodrin, Makuc 7, Anić, Dujshebaev, Mačkovšek 1, Mlakar 3; trener Branko TamšeRD Ribnica: Klarič 9 saves, Perovšek 5 saves; Horvat 3, Fink 1, Vujačić 4, Knavs 1/1, Heningman N. 2, Skušek 2, Koprivc 2, Pahulje, Nosan B. 2, Kovačič 1, Nosan M., Batinič 2/1, Setnikar 1, Košmrlj, trener: Siniša MarkotaResults:Krka : Koper 2013 24:29 (9:16)Gorenje Velenje : Urbanscape Loka 29:26 (16:11)STANDINGS:1. Celje Pivovarna Laško 8 – 45 Riko Ribnica 8 – 39Gorenje Velenje 8 – 37Koper 2013 8 – 33Urbanscape Loka 8 – 27Krka 8 – 27 RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko ← Previous Story 78 SECONDS: Myrhol & Eggert storm over GOG Next Story → Karol Bielecki to leave PGE Vive Kielce immediately? read more