first_imgBacking up libraries is a quick and easy way to protect your video editing work.If you have ever lost a project file than you can attest to how essential it is to properly backup libraries in FCPX. You could potentially save yourselves hours of wasted work for doing a few seconds of backup preparation. The following video by the always entertaining guys from MacBreak Studio explains how to backup libraries in FCPX, as well as some of the more technical aspects to backing up your files.The video covers:Auto back-upsChanging program defaultsOpening an early iteration of a projectMaking copies of your librariesBacking up files straight to Dropbox As stated in the video you can back up your files straight to Dropbox. This makes a lot of sense for video editors on-the-go, as the file is accessible from anywhere. Dropbox is a free and easy way to back up project files (and any files for that matter) in the cloud. If you become a power Dropbox user (like me) you can always pay for additional space.Thanks MacBreak guys for sharing this useful tutorial!If you have any tips for backing up files in FCPX please share in the comments below!last_img read more

first_imgMasterCard Inc has elevated Ajay Banga to chief executive officer, just 10 months after recruiting him from Citigroup as president and chief operating officer. Banga, 50, a graduate of Delhi University and the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, will assume the top position on July 1.Credit card companies Visa and Mastercard are on a tear as consumers increasingly shift from paper to plastic. Last year card transactions exceeded paper transactions for the first time and in three years electronic payments are expected to rise to almost $6 trillion  Related Itemslast_img

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Despite averaging 18 points per game with the dysfunctional New York Knicks last season, Rose was not heavily sought after by NBA teams this off-season.Still, his troubles did not affect his popularity in China, as his jersey was the top seller in the country two years ago, alongside Kobe Bryant’s, according to Sports Illustrated.Check out the touching tribute below. /raRELATED STORY:Rose talks fame, fatherhood, Cavs and redemptionSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim La Salle, FEU strong picks Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Although his stock has certainly dropped for NBA teams this season, the 28-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers guard remains one of the more popular figures abroad, as evidenced when he recently made a trip to China for an Adidas promotional event. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games It seems like a long time ago when Derrick Rose was terrorizing opposing NBA defenses with his acrobatic drives to the rim and devil-may-care play style.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBut after undergoing multiple major surgeries over the past few years, Rose—although still a terrific player—has certainly lost some of the explosiveness that earned him the league’s Most Valuable Player award in 2011.ADVERTISEMENT The three-time NBA All-Star was visibly moved to tears after being shown a video message from strangers who professed their love for him and wished him luck in Cleveland.“I didn’t mean to cry,” Rose said, as he wiped the tears from his eyes while being interviewed by the Chinese media. View commentslast_img read more

first_img@BumbleCricket If she’d said ‘No’ could he have gone to DRS? #justasking#EngvInd— Arthur_S (@allanholloway) July 14, 2018 After two successful proposals in South Africa… witnessed a successful proposal at Lord’s now… This is starting to catch on, proposing at cricket, not marriage. Hah!💍🏏 #EngvInd— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) July 14, 2018 David Lloyd is a commentary hero. Conducting the actual wedding proposal between two spectators over the radio earpieces and the big screen at Lords. Magical TV! @SkySports #ENGvIND— Ben Archibald (@benarchibald) July 14, 2018 Advertisement Image Courtesy: Sky SportsThe game of cricket often witnesses boundaries, wickets and spectacular catches. But it is not an everyday occurrence that a wedding proposal takes place amidst all the action on the field. The crowd at the Mecca Of Cricket and the viewers got to witness the rare moment in the 2nd ODI between India and England, which is still underway.Tweets poured in from all corners after Sky Sports managed to capture the moment. Here are some of the best tweets.Decision Pending… SHE SAID YES!! 💍👏Congratulations to these two ❤️Scorecard/Clips:— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 14, 2018 A man proposes to his girlfriend live during the 2nd India vs England ODI. Absolute golden commentary at the backdrop by David Lloyd! 😂— Srini Mama 2.0 (@SriniMaama16) July 14, 2018center_img .@BumbleCricket and the happy couple meet in the @SkyCricket commentary box! ☺️Congratulations Charan and Pavan on your engagement! 🎉Watch the moment Charan proposed at @HomeOfCricket here 👉— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 14, 2018 Marriage decision ‘pending’… 🤔😂…and she said YES‼ @BumbleCricket plays matchmaker at @HomeOfCricketCongratulations to Charan and Pavan!! 👏🎉🤵👰🎉👏— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 14, 2018 Brilliant bit of broadcasting by Sky at the cricket. Good luck to the happy couple #ENGvIND— Arthur Sixpence (@Parkerbats) July 14, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgRussian tennis star Maria Sharapova on Monday agreed with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to postpone the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), to consider her challenge against a previous decision to suspend her from playing tennis for two years. (Sharapova ban a ‘sad situation’ for tennis: Caroline Wozniacki)ITF decided to ban Sharapova for two years for failing a doping test on January 26 during the Australian Open, reports Efe.CAS’s statement read that the two conflicting parties announced that there is no need to speed up the court’s consideration of Sharapova’s challenge against the ITF’s decision, and thus, the final CAS ruling will be determined on September 19.As a result, Sharapova will miss the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics in August.The Russian admitted last March that she has been taking meldonium since she was 10, while the substance was included on the banned list only last January.last_img read more

first_imgWhile 2016 had people questioning the viability of smartwatches following the death of Pebble and the poor sales and adoption rates of both Android Wear and the Apple Watch, 2017 has seen a slew of new launches that might resurrect the category.Android Wear 2.0 made its debut on a pair of LG smartwatches a few weeks ago and now Huawei is set to join the party with the Huawei Watch 2. The smartwatch, as expected runs the latest version of Android Wear and comes with a round 1.2-inch face and interchangeable bands.The Huawei Watch 2 comes in two models – a ‘Classic’ version and a more sportier variant dubbed simply the ‘Huawei Watch 2’. Both variants come with a 420mAh battery with a new low power ‘watch mode’ which will allow the watch to last for a colossal 25 days whilst being able to tell the time and count steps.  They are powered by the same Snapdragon 2100 chipset found on LG’s new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches and come with a paltry 4GB of on-board storage, out of which only 2.3GB is available for the end user.Also Read: Google’s Android Wear 2.0 debuts with LG Watch Style, Watch SportBoth Huawei Watch 2 and Huawei Watch 2 Classic come loaded with sensors including GPS, NFC for Android Pay and a heart rate senor and measure a hefty 12.6 mm thick (2mm more than their predecessor). LTE is exclusive to the Huawei Watch 2 and doesn’t feature in the Classic variant. Both watches are also IP68 water and dust resistant.The Classic watch comes with a metal chassis and features a hybrid leather band which has leather on top and jointed rubber on the bottom making it look good whilst being durable and flexible. As a result of having 4G on board, the Watch 2 is bulkier than the Classic and is made of plastic in order to accommodate its LTE antenna. It also comes with a far sportier design with multiple colour optionsadvertisementAs a result of the LTE connection, the Watch 2 can be used to send texts, take calls and more without needing to be tethered to a smartphone.True to its sporty tag, the Watch 2 comes with exclusive fitness focused software features like Huawei’s ‘Fit’ feature which customises workout plans for specific activities like running, cycling and so on.Both watches are controlled solely by the touchscreen and doesn’t feature any sort of rotating crown as we saw on the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport.Price and availabilityThe Huawei Watch 2 has been priced at 350 dollars (roughly Rs 23,350) and will be available in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Germany, and China in March, US, UK, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and Ireland in April and Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, India, South Africa, Poland, Austria, Saudi Arabia, Japan, UAE, and Malaysia in May.Also Read: New Nokia 3310 launched along with Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 Android-based smartphoneslast_img read more

first_imgSpain’s all-time top scorer David Villa has come out of international retirement after being named in the squad for World Cup qualifiers against Italy and Liechtenstein, national team coach Julen Lopetegui said on Friday.New York City FC striker Villa, who hit a record 59 goals with Spain, announced his retirement from the national team after the 2014 World Cup, having scored in his final game against Australia as the then world champions were knocked out in the group stages in Brazil.He joined the newly formed MLS outfit New York City in their inaugural season in 2015 and has scored 19 goals in 23 starts this season.Reuters Photo OFICIAL | Lista de la @SeFutbol para los partidos ante @Vivo_Azzurro y Liechtenstein / Spain’s call up #SEFlive Seleccin Espaola (@SeFutbol) August 25, 2017Villa takes the place of Diego Costa, who has not linked up with Chelsea for the new season due to a dispute with coach Antonio Conte, while ACMilan midfielder Suso has earned a first call up.Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso was left out of the squad despite Lopetegui going to watch him in action against Tottenham Hotspur last week.”We believe that calling up Villa is necessary and appropriate,” Lopetegui told a news conference. “He’ll give us extra mobility up front and above all he’ll contribute his enthusiasm. We hope and believe he will help us.”last_img read more

first_imgLUNENBURG COUNTY: Bridgewater Bridge The Bridgewater Bridge on Old Bridge Street over the LaHave River remains closed for repairs. The bridge will remain open to pedestrians but motorists are advised to use the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Repairs are expected to be complete by Monday, Feb. 28. -30-last_img

first_imgPortrush: Shubhankar Sharma signed off tied 51st at the 148th Open Championships, the ace golfer’s best showing in a Major, here. Sharma sunk a 45-foot birdie on the final hole to script a career-best round of 68 at the Majors on the final day which took his total to three-over 287. On his 23rd birthday, Shubhankar hit six birdies, three of them on the last six holes, including the dangerous 16th, also called ‘Calamity’. Shubhankar had made the cut in a Major at the 2018 Open at Carnoustie, which was his only time he finished T-51. Sharma carded 70, 72, 77 and 68 in the four rounds. Ireland’s Shane Lowry lifted the Claret Jug with a stunning six-shot win. Tommy Fleetwood finished second after his 74 in the final round for a total of nine-under 275 gave while Tony Finau carded 71 to be seven-under 277 and third for his best finish in a Major.last_img read more

10 July 2008The United Nations has appealed for a total of $482 million to assist victims of Cyclone Nargis which devastated large areas of Myanmar in early May, leaving around 140,000 dead or missing and severely affecting an estimated 2.4 million people. Launching the appeal at UN Headquarters, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes said that the funding would support 103 aid projects covering food supplies, agriculture, water and sanitation, health, schooling and shelter.Mr. Holmes explained that the $482 million total included $201 million that was requested in an earlier appeal, and said the proposed aid effort was based on information from a joint assessment of the impact of the cyclone carried out by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Government of Myanmar and the UN.He described Cyclone Nargis as the worst natural disaster in the recorded history of Myanmar, saying that up to 800,000 people were displaced from their homes in the first weeks after the storms. In addition, twice as many women died as men in the 18-60 age group.Mr. Holmes, who is also UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, said that significant progress had been made over the past six weeks in improving access for international aid workers to affected areas, but stressed that the challenges were still great and that the relief operation was by no means over. He added that the appeal was for continued aid operations that would last through April 2009.The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Myanmar, Dan Baker, echoed Mr. Holmes statement on improved access, at a news conference in New York after the launch of the appeal.“Nobody has been denied access into the country or to go to the field if they wanted to go to assist with the humanitarian activities, so I was able to assure the Member States this morning that this is the case and that this gave us a really firm basis for this appeal because we can in fact reach the people now,” he said.The joint assessment of the humanitarian situation in Myanmar found that 42 per cent of all food stocks had been destroyed and that 55 per cent of families only had stocks for one day or less. Some 924,000 people will need food assistance until the November harvest this year, while around 300,000 will need continued relief until April 2009.Over 70 per cent of households reported inadequate access to clean water because of damage to rainwater collection systems and saltwater contamination of ponds. read more

“Looking at the mid-term and long-term recovery efforts, providing permanent assistance and job creation and opportunity for these people who have already been displaced is also an opportunity to decentralize and de-concentrate Port-au-Prince, so this is also an opportunity to decentralize the country,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Acting Special Representative Edmond Mulet told a news briefing by video link from the capital. The Government’s idea, which it will present formally to a meeting of donor nations in New York in March “is to take a general overview of the country, not only where the physical damage happened but also to incorporate the reconstruction of Haiti into a global development programme,” he said, stressing the need to strengthen the provinces by providing provide job and agricultural opportunities to those people, many of whom migrated from there in the first place. Some 3 million people, a third of the total population, lived in Port-au-Prince when the devastating earthquake struck on 12 January, killing up to 200,000 people, injuring many more, leaving 2 million in need of aid and destroying much of the city. The UN itself suffered heavy casualties when its headquarters collapsed, losing its head of mission Hédi Annabi and his deputy Luiz Carlos da Costa.The UN casualty toll now stands at 92 dead, seven unaccounted for and 30 injured, Mr. Mulet said.Mr. Ban’s Deputy Special Representative and UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Haiti Kim Bolduc told the briefing that another priority was the urgent need to prepare for the rainy season that begins in three months and the subsequent hurricane season, since it takes time to bring in all the necessary tents and other materials which are normally transported by sea.“At this point, the main concern is to focus on shelter and the lack of tents and accommodation for displaced people, mostly thinking about the rainy season. I think that we are facing a real challenge because although we’re concerned about the rainy season that is coming soon we have not yet been able to get the means necessary to prepare evacuation sites outside of Port-au-Prince and outside areas affected by the earthquake,” she said. Mr. Mulet gave an upbeat assessment of current relief efforts after the initial difficulties caused by the enormity of the disaster and the lack of infrastructure in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, noting that 100,000 people received 15 days’ supply of food yesterday, and 600,000 in all had received multi-day food supplies. Initially the UN had hoped to feed some 1 million people within two weeks of the disaster and 2 million in the first month.“Distribution yesterday and today went very, very well, very smoothly with no incidents whatsoever. The population is acting very responsible, very orderly… So everything is coming together and we’re very pleased by the results on the ground,” he said, stressing the enormity of the task and the many fronts on which simultaneous action is needed. “But the Government also is structuring itself in a better way and responding.“So I must say that in spite of all this tragedy, in spite of all the sorrow and the difficult times we have been going through, at the same time we are putting back the United Nations, MINUSTAH (UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti), agencies on their feet and they’re clearly performing really very, very well, and so is the Government, so I’m very confident that more and more, day by day and week by week we will begin to work better and deliver better.” He noted that other food was getting through to scores of thousands of people through the school lunch programme that provides cooked meals for 100,000 people as well as through the Red Cross.He added that the UN was also helping to address the needs of the up to 500,000 people who had left the capital for the provinces and that the number of those enrolled in the UN Development Programme (UNDP) cash-for-work initiative doubled over the weekend to nearly 32,000 and is expected to double again by the end of the week.The programme is aiming to put 100,000 workers on the street as quickly as possible, ideally doubling that further as conditions and funds allow. The workers are paid 180 gourdes, or roughly $4.50 at current rates of exchange, for six hours’ labour removing building rubble from the streets, crushing and sorting reusable material and disposal of debris.The purpose is to restore essential public facilities, such as light rehabilitation and repairs of public infrastructure, access to water and protection of water sources, markets, communal washing areas and community centres. One of the challenges was obtaining the boots, gloves, shovels, pickaxes, wheelbarrows and trucks needed to remove the waste, Cash-for-Work Programme Manager Abdullah Al-Laham said. “At the end of the programme, all this material will be given to the poor and vulnerable to help sustain their livelihoods.” 1 February 2010As immediate efforts to provide food and other aid to hundreds of thousands of Haitian quake victims improve, the United Nations is also looking to longer-term goals of procuring 200,000 tents for the upcoming rainy season and encouraging many residents of the overcrowded capital to return to the countryside, a top UN official said today. read more

Sumathipala claimed that he had told the former President that the RTI would be helpful to the country but Rajapaksa had stood his ground. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was firmly against the Right To Information RTI Act says Deputy Speaker and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member Thilanga Sumathipala.Sumathipala told local television that he had made an attempt to present the RTI Bill in Parliament when Rajapaksa was President. However he says Rajapaksa had opposed the move and told him there was no need for such an Act and told him not to go ahead with it. The SLFP MP also accused Rajapaksa of directly getting involved in local sports bodies and had even told him not to contest for President of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board at one time.Thilanga Sumathipala says he is now interested in contesting for President of the Sri Lanka Cricket baord and he hopes to discuss the matter with the Sports Minister and President Maithripala Sirisena. (Colombo Gazette) read more

The Latest: White House urges flexibility over Brexit by The Associated Press Posted Nov 3, 2016 5:15 am MDT Last Updated Nov 3, 2016 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – The Latest on U.K. court decision on Brexit (all times local):6 p.m.The White House is urging Britain and the European Union to be “flexible” as they negotiate their breakup.White House spokesman Eric Schultz says the U.S. is monitoring economic developments after Britain’s High Court ruled that the government needs a vote in Parliament to trigger EU exit talks. Britain has said it will appeal.Schultz says the U.S. wants the U.K. and the EU to work out Britain’s exit through a “smooth, pragmatic, transparent and productive” process. He says the U.S. will work closely with officials in London, Brussels and elsewhere throughout the process.___1:20 p.m.The leader of the anti-migrant and anti-EU Northern League party in Italy says that a decision by Britain’s High Court blocking the prime minister’s ability to trigger the U.K.’s exit from the EU demonstrates a “lack of democracy.”Matteo Salvini says that British people have already expressed what they want.Salvini said that “Britons have voted and what matters for me is the vote of the people. This position surprises me but I don’t think it will change anything.”___12 p.m.A European Commission official says that the EU body won’t comment on the British court ruling against the government’s plans to start Brexit talks without Parliament’s involvement.European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas says “This is not for the Commission to speculate because there are certain things that may still happen in the U.K., (whether) the government is going to appeal or not. That is not for us to comment on.”In a major blow for Britain’s government, the High Court says the prime minister can’t trigger the U.K.’s exit from the European Union without approval from Parliament.The government said it would appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.–This item has been corrected to show that Margaritis Schinas is a spokesman, not a spokeswoman.___11:25 a.m.Nigel Farage, who campaigned for Britain to leave the European Union, says he is now worried that politicians will try to block or delay Britain’s exit from the bloc, following a court ruling against the government’s plans to start exit talks.Farage, the outgoing leader of the anti-EU party UKIP, says that would betray those who voted to leave the EU.Meanwhile, opposition party leaders are urging the British government to tell Parliament its negotiating terms for Brexit in light of Thursday’s High Court ruling, which said Britain’s government cannot trigger the process for Brexit without Parliament’s involvement.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “There must be transparency and accountability to Parliament on the terms of Brexit.”Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted she cannot reveal her hand before beginning negotiations with the EU.___11:10 a.m.The lawyer for one of the claimants who challenged the British government on the question of when to trigger the move to leave the European Union says the High Court decision to put the matter before Parliament is a victory for democracy and rule of law.David Greene, who is acting for Deir Santos, one of the applicants, says the government must accept the “the constitutional reality that Parliament must have early involvement in the process.”Greene, a senior partner at the firm Edwin Coe, says “democracy has been reaffirmed and now very much needs to show it is alive and kicking.”___10:50 a.m.The British pound has surged after the ruling that the government can’t trigger the Article 50 process for Brexit without Parliament’s involvement.Minutes after the decision, the pound was up 1.1 per cent at $1.2430 as traders reacted to the news.The pound has taken a battering, losing about a fifth of its value against the dollar, since the June 23 vote to leave the EU.Many in the markets hope that the court ruling will at the least delay the process of Britain’s exit from the EU or diminish the government’s ability to push through a so-called “hard Brexit,” which would see Britain leave the European single market. The hope is that lawmakers won’t give their backing if the government intends to push for that sort of deal.Prime Minister Theresa May had argued that the referendum result had given her government the authority to trigger Article 50 without the need to get Parliamentary approval.___10:45 a.m.The lead claimant in the High Court case on whether the government can trigger the process of leaving the European Union says the case is about process, not politics.Financial entrepreneur Gina Miller says the proper place for a debate on leaving the EU is in a “sovereign Parliament.” The court agreed.Miller hopes the government will chose not to appeal the High Court ruling Thursday. But the government announced shortly after that it would.May says the June 23 referendum on EU membership gave her a mandate to take Britain out of the 28-nation bloc. She has announced plans to invoke Article 50 of the EU treaty, starting talks on Britain’s future relationship with the single market, by the end of March.___10:35 a.m.The British government says it is disappointed by a High Court ruling against its plans to start EU exit talks.It says in a statement that “we will appeal this judgment.”The High Court ruled Thursday that the government doesn’t have the power to trigger EU exit talks without a vote in Parliament.It says Britons voted to leave the bloc “in a referendum approved by Act of Parliament. And the government is determined to respect the result of the referendum.”___10:10 a.m.In a major blow for Britain’s government, the High Court says the prime minister can’t trigger the U.K.’s exit from the European Union without approval from Parliament.The government is likely to appeal Thursday’s ruling to the Supreme Court.Plans for Brexit are being challenged in a case with major constitutional implications, hinging on the balance of power between Parliament and the government.Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will launch exit negotiations with the EU by March 31. She is relying on a power called the royal prerogative that lets the government withdraw from international treaties.Claimants argue that leaving he EU will remove rights, including free movement within the bloc, and say that cannot be done without Parliament’s approval.___9 a.m.Britain’s High Court is set to rule on whether the government can trigger the U.K.’s exit from the European Union without approval from Parliament.The case, set for a ruling on Thursday, is considered the most important constitutional matter in a generation.It centres on whether Prime Minister Theresa May can start negotiating Britain’s exit from the EU without a vote in the House of Commons. At the core of the matter is the balance of power between Parliament and the government.Regardless of the victor, the case will likely be immediately appealed to the Supreme Court.May has said she will invoke Article 50 of the EU treaty — triggering two years of official exit talks — by March 31. FILE – This is a Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 file photo of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a press statement with Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos at 10 Downing Street in London. Britain’s High Court brought government plans for leaving the European Union screeching to a halt Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 ruling that the prime minister can’t trigger the U.K.’s exit from the bloc without approval from Parliament. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool, File) read more

Editor’s Note: Access Awareness Week is a yearly celebration to highlight the importance of accessibility and the many ways that it impacts our lives. Each day of this week we will feature an article looking at accessibility in its many forms.Brock University is continually working to incorporate accessible employment practices into all of its onboarding and employee retention.As mentioned in a previous article this week, the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities acts as a guiding tool for laws in Canada. A large issue that arises at all levels, from the national perspective all the way down to local communities, is the question of employment. The big question is how to best remove barriers so that people with disabilities can become active within the labor force?Rates of employment rise and fall over time for a multitude of complex economic factors. Looking at national statistics from 2012, the participation rate hovers at 49 per cent for those individuals who report having a disability that limits their daily activity versus, 79 per cent for those who reported no disability. This is where accessibility comes into the fold, because without appropriate foresight to ensure an inclusive workforce can be built and maintained, people who have traditionally been excluded from the potential of obtaining work at the same level as their peers will continue to be under-represented.Ontario is a forerunner in terms of attacking this systemic issue because it has incorporated a set of employment standards into the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act that every organization — Brock included — has to follow.These employment standards act to level the playing field for those who have been disenfranchised from joining the workforce due to a disability, but they are by no means a new set of rights. Essentially, they work to open the door for equal participation by actively promoting the engagement of qualified employees with disabilities.The dynamics that make accessibility and employment a Human Rights issue can be seen if we take a step back to view what those rights principles are. The principles of dignity, non-discrimination, participation and inclusion, respect for difference, equality of opportunity, and accessibility are ultimately what drive us as an institution to create an atmosphere where everyone can have the same opportunities in life. These principles are universal and cannot be separated or diminished and are what guide human rights law and activities across the world, including here in St. Catharines.• This article was written by Chris Lytle and Alana Sharpe read more

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, high atop the president’s suite along the first base side of Huntington Park, 78-year-old Howard “Hopalong” Cassady watched as almost 2,000 bobbleheads bearing his likeness circulated throughout the ballpark. Wearing a black and white, Hawaiian-style, button-up shirt, appropriate for the 85-degree game-time temperature, the former Ohio State Heisman-Trophy winner was at the ballpark because he was being honored by the Columbus Clippers as part of the organization’s “Columbus Icons Bobblehead Series.” The special nine-game series is something the Clippers are doing to help celebrate Columbus’ bicentennial, and Sunday’s “Howard ‘Hopalong’ Cassady Bobblehead Day” was third game in which fans had an opportunity to purchase a bobblehead of a “Columbus Icon.” “We used to do bobblehead nights for Major Leaguers who came through Columbus,” said Clippers media director Joe Santry. “Fans really liked it and we thought it would be good to do for the bicentennial.” All nine bobbleheads in the series represent a specific genre of Columbus’ history, Santry said, and all of the honorees are from Columbus. At the select games throughout the season, fans can purchase the bobblehead of the “Columbus Icon” being honored for $10 at the game or can buy a special $15 box-seat ticket that includes a voucher for the bobblehead. Tickets for box seats normally sell for $12. One Clippers fan that likes the bobblehead idea is Columbus resident Dave Muir, who bought a Cassady bobblehead at the Sunday’s game. “I think it’s great to honor the city’s own with bobbleheads,” he said. “The idea of ‘Columbus Icons’ to celebrate the city’s history is a really neat idea and I’ll try to collect as many as I can.” Santry said the Clippers chose Cassady as a “Columbus Icon” to represent the professional athletes the city has produced. Cassady, who declined to comment, played in the NFL from 1956 to 1963 with the Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns. He was the first Heisman-Trophy winner born in Columbus, winning the award in 1955, his senior season with the Buckeyes. He was a two-time consensus All-American in football, helping OSU to the 1954 National Championship. He played baseball for the Buckeyes as well. Following graduation, the Columbus-native received professional offers from the NFL and MLB. Choosing to stick with football, Detroit selected Cassady third overall in the 1956 NFL Draft, and won the NFL championship a year later in 1957. After retiring from the NFL, Cassady became a special assistant in the New York Yankees organization in 1973 and was an assistant coach for the Clippers, who at the time was the Triple-A affiliate of New York, from 1992 to 2003. Santry, who spent time with Cassady as the media director for the Clippers organization, said the former Buckeye is a wonderful person. “He spent so many years with the organization, he is like a grandfather to us,” he said. “He’s a great guy.” Santry would not admit that Cassady’s ties to the Clippers gave him an edge over the other Columbus natives considered for the professional athlete bobblehead, but he said “it didn’t hurt.” Cassady is the first of three bobbleheads associated with OSU athletics. Bobbleheads of Olympian Jesse Owens and former Buckeyes football coach Woody Hayes will be available on July 29 and Aug. 12, respectively. For some fans, the bobbleheads associated with OSU ties are the most sought after. “Anytime I see a bobblehead of a former Buckeye being given out or available for purchase, I try to get it,” Larry Mitchell said. “I’ve got mostly football guys, so when I saw it was ‘Hop’ bobblehead day, I knew I had to come get one.” Mitchell, from Pataskala, said he plans on returning for the Owens and Hayes bobbleheads to add to his collection of about 40 Buckeyes-related bobbleheads that he said he started after the football team won the 2002 National Championship. “I have a lot of dust collectors,” he said with a grin. The Clippers bobblehead series honors more than just Columbus’ sports history. Non-sports related bobbleheads in the series include World War I veteran Eddie Rickenbacker, fast-food businessman Dave Thomas, the Columbus Zoo’s Jack Hanna and author James Thurber. “It’s a cool idea to celebrate not only the city’s sports history, but other aspects of our city’s rich history,” Muir said. read more

The 14. Lokomotiva Cup in Brcko will gathered the best youth in Balkan, but also some TOP European teams like youngstars of Telekom Veszprem and Paris Saint Germain, but also RK PPD Zagreb, RK Vardar, RK Celje PL. Handball fans in Bosnian city of Brcko and their guests from all over the Europe will have a fantastic opportunity to see the best players in generation 2000, 2002 and 2004.Lokomotiva Cup is now, for a years, one of the best youth tournaments in region, but intention of organizers is to raise quality level and become one of the best in Europe. Lokomotiva Cup handball ← Previous Story AFTER 10 YEARS: France to chase Norway for the final! Next Story → Pots are ready for WCh 2017 Play-Off

first_imgExplainer: What is Saorview and what do you need to do about it? > IT’S NOT QUITE the end of an era but it will be something of a major upgrade.There’s just over two weeks to go before Ireland’s digital switchover happens and the analogue signal is switched off for good. Among the many questions users may have about the change to Saorview is the issue about what happens to Aertel.When the BBC moved to digital earlier this year it turned off Ceefax, its own teletext service which was one of the first of its kind in the world when it launched in 1973. The service was replaced by the ‘red button’ across the UK.However, fans of the green and black text can breath a sight of relief: the same will not be happening in Ireland.Instead, a digital version of Aertel is taking the place of the old teletext service, which will see all the page numbers and services remaining the same but an end to the old school appearance.A spokesperson for RTE said that Irish people have traditionally been big users of Aertel and had developed habits around using different page numbers, which meant it made little sense to get rid of the service.An estimated 750,000 users a day check the analogue version of Aertel while – somewhat unexpectedly – there are just under 6 million page impressions on the online version.The most popular pages on the service are sports results, lottery results, news headlines, flight information, and pages showing what’s on television.The spokesperson said that the digital Aertel will be faster than the old version because it won’t rely on the old carousel system, which meant that pages had to rotate through all the other page numbers before reaching the next page for the user.Pages numbers will remain the same as they were in the digital version.Here’s the differences between the two. This is how the old-school analogue Aertel homepage looks now:And here’s what the shiny new digital Aertel looks like:Read: 9 things we’ll miss about old-school Aertel > last_img read more

first_img Attack on Titan is known for routinely showcasing some of the weirdest monsters and grotesque visuals in anime. Its Titans are especially nasty, and if you were complicit in thinking it was all about over-the-top weirdness for the massive creatures, you might want to think again.Attack on Titan is currently in season 3, and it’s been chugging along rather nicely. Beware of spoilers in the coming text, but if you’re all caught up, this is totally fair game. There’s been some recent, awful developments in the land of Titans, mostly involving the character Rod Reiss. Rod, well, he decided he was going to try and become a Titan since his daughter Historia wasn’t interested in doing so.In a bid to defeat Eren, the character whose head everyone wants all of a sudden, Reiss decides he’s going to take the serum that will transform him into a Titan, but it doesn’t exactly work out. He turns into a nasty, misshapen Titan with an enormous body but malformed legs, disgusting, paper-thin skin, and other deformities. For one thing, he has no face with an exposed brain. He also produces an incredibly amount of heat and steam. His long limbs are basically useless, since he has to crawl everywhere.It’s some serious nightmare fuel, especially if you’re still afraid of some of those Titans’ weird manga-esque faces.So if you’re planning on watching more of the show (or aren’t all the way caught up with the series but have read the manga) just wait. You’re in for a real treat, dear readers. It’s going to get even better from here on out, too. No series currently running does body horror just as good as this one, and we can’t wait to see the direction it takes next. More screwed-up Titan transformations, please!Watch this weird Attack on Titan Noodle commercial. Read up on the latest mobile game from the franchise. And find out what inspired the show’s creator. See all Attack on Titan news here. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target The Best Anime On HuluThis Might Be Attack On Titan’s Goriest Moment Of The Series So Far last_img read more

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has refused to be drawn on speculation that the title race between City and Liverpool could be decided by games against Manchester United.United may be out of contention for the Premier League title this season but they could still have a big say in the outcome of this season’s race between rivals, City and Liverpool.The Red Devils will host league leaders Liverpool on February 24 while Guardiola’s men are scheduled to visit Old Trafford on March 16.Asked at a press conference if he would like a favour from his cross-town neighbours when they host Liverpool, the former Barcelona boss was coy.Guardiola said, according to BT Sport: “If Liverpool are in front two or three points going to Old Trafford and United are 10 or 12 points behind us, what do you think I am going to think the day before that game?”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“But I don’t know. We have to go to Old Trafford too and try to win there. If United beat Liverpool – perfect – but if United beat us the situation is the same.”“We can do what we can do against United (but) Liverpool – zero, nothing. I don’t have the telephone number for Solskjaer!”“What we can do is beat United when we go there. It is a big mistake to think about that when you want to compete in all the competitions and focus on what we have to do.”“Before United-Liverpool I’ll tell you more clearly but there are many games for both sides before those games.”last_img read more

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 22, 2016 – Police Examination results reveal that we get 31 new Sergeants and six new Inspectors, after 81 members of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police sat exams to advance in the Force.   Of the 56 officers taking the Sergeant’s examination, 31 passed it; of the 25 taking the Inspector’s examination, six passed it.The test is a significant moment because it has been eight years since exam promotions have taken place in the TCI Police Force.  The officers sat the exam on Monday December 12, 2016 and were quizzed in the areas of crime, traffic, evidence procedure and general policing.The Commissioner, James Smith, commended the successful candidates. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNewscenter_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for youlast_img read more