first_imgDiscover a quick and easy way to browse Panasonic P2 Footage in Adobe Premiere Pro using the Media Browser.If you’re reading this article you probably already know that the Panasonic P2 folder structure is a little … intense.  For instance, here is how it’s laid out using my Windows Explorer:As you can see you have a list of P2 files but you can’t actually see the footage this way!  Totally not efficient for preview.One option for previewing P2 footage is using Adobe Bridge:However, that takes time, requires you to open another application, navigate to the footage and you can’t hover scrub the clips to get a good look!So, what’s the best way to preview P2 footage in Adobe Premiere Pro?  Adobe gave us the Media Browser which is located as a tab in the same frame as the Project and Effects Panel (at the bottom left of the UI).It’s here that the P2 magic happens. All you need to do is browse to a folder that has the full P2 folder structure and footage in it  (such as our AVC Intra folder).  The, the Media Browser automatically selects to browse P2 footage and you can see the end result.Media Browser Showing P2 FootageIf it didn’t automatically select to browse P2 footage you can always select P2 from the drop-down ‘view as’ directory menu …Media Browser ‘View As’ directory menuNow, by simply browsing to the appropriate folder that had your full P2 folder structure (just as shown in the pics at the start of this blog) Premiere Pro knows what you want and cuts through any folder confusions…giving you access to the footage you want to see quickly and simply.Not only that, but you can even hover scrub the footage to see if you have the right clip. You can’t set in and out points in the Media Browser (as that’s a function reserved for the Project Panel) but at least you can quickly and easily find your footage and view it.  This ends up being a HUGE timesaver!So, now you’ve found the piece of footage you want to use – how do you get it into your Adobe Premiere Pro project?You could double click it to view it in the source monitor if you wished to see a bigger version- but please note that just because it’s open in the source monitor does not add it to the project!  To add it to the project from the source monitor either drag the footage from the source monitor to the project panel or drop the footage on the timeline which will also add it to the project.Footage in Source Monitor BUT NOT ADDED TO PROJECT YETThe other way is simply to right click on the clip you want and choose ‘Import’ or, drag the footage to the Project Panel tab at the top of the frame. While you hover over the tab the Project Panel will come to the fore and you will be able to add it to the Project Panel or any bin in the Project Panel.Footage in Project PanelThen, all you need to do is hover scrub, set in and out points and finally drag the footage to the ‘New Items’ icon and your sequence is automatically created with the footage on the Adobe Premiere Pro timeline, respecting your in and out points.Footage in a sequenceAnd so that’s how Adobe Premiere Pro, with its intelligent Media Browser, makes Panasonic P2 viewing and editing simple!Was this tip helpful for you?  Have a Premiere tip to share?Let us know in the comments!last_img read more

first_imgThe last installment of The Hustler’s Playbook drew some interesting feedback in the comments section on Facebook (you can follow this blog on Facebook here). The gist of these comments regarding Hustlers hustling for freedom is that “money is the root of all evil.”But money isn’t the root of all evil. Fear is the root of all evil. Just like power, money doesn’t discriminate against who uses it and to what ends. Money is neutral.Fear and the Lack of MoneyWhen people fear that they don’t have enough of whatever they need, including money, they can behave badly.The fear of not having enough to survive is why some people steal. It’s also why they rob other people at gunpoint. People that commit these crimes don’t believe they have better or easier choices. These actions look “evil,” even though the people perpetrating the crime have nothing. Money isn’t causing this bad behavior. It’s fear of not having what they believe they need.A parent who steals money to feed their children isn’t driven by evil or a love of money. They’re driven by fear. The street hustler so many people conjure up in their minds when I use the word “hustler,” is also driven by fear, and they are willing to cheat others to gain money. But more money doesn’t resolve their fears.Even people with a lot of money can be driven by this same fear.Fear and the Lack of ImportanceSome people behave badly when it comes to money as a way to deal with different fears. Some believe they aren’t “enough” and choose money as a way to increase their importance. Money is how they measure their own value. A part of this population will step on others, step over others, or push others off the ladder to success because they fear that there isn’t going to be enough for them to get their share.People who allow money to be their master make poor choices. They do wrong in pursuit of money. Much like the street hustler, they lie, cheat, steal, trade on secret information, and design schemes that enrich themselves at other’s expenses. Their behavior is driven by their fear that they don’t have enough money. But they have the additional fear of losing money, and behave badly because not having money would threaten their identity.Hustlers Aren’t AfraidHustlers are fearless. Ask a hustler what they would do if they lost everything and had to start over, and they will tell you that would rebuild everything they’d already built all over again. The hustler will tell you that they wouldn’t be thrilled with it, but it wouldn’t take them nearly as long. And they wouldn’t have to harm others to do it. They would just have to go create value for which others would be willing to pay.People with a solid moral grounding aren’t compelled to do evil in pursuit of money. In fact, the more money they have, the more good works they do. You can’t be charitable without something be charitable with, including money and time.When you see someone who is behaving badly, or what you might consider to be evil, ask yourself what fear you believe is driving that behavior. No matter how brave they may look, and no matter how much money they have, it’s fear that is compelling those decisions.Money and power are both neutral. They are used by some to do good and others to do harm. Both reveal the person’s character.How do you feel about money?How would you be changed by having more?last_img read more

first_imgThe 15-year-old daughter of a former Maoist has been selected to represent the country in an international volleyball tournament to be held in China in August.Shireesa, the daughter of Chelamma Karami, a former Maoist cadre of Malkangiri district in Odisha, was selected for the under-18 national volleyball team following her outstanding performance at the junior championship camp held at Ernakulum in Kerala from April 19 to 24.All credit to motherSpeaking to The Hindu over phone from Malkangiri, Shireesa credited her success to her mother. “I faintly remember my father, whom I had seen only once several years ago. My mother took the responsibility of raising me and my sister,” she said.At one time, Chelamma was the most wanted naxalite in Odisha and adjoining Andhra Pradesh. Disillusioned with the violent activities of Maoists, she left the organisation in 1994. After surrendering she spent almost six years in prison and was released in 2000. She then took up the job of a cook at the Government (SSD) Girls’ High School and began a new life. Her priority was to provide proper education to her daughters.Chelamma’s efforts are now bearing fruit. Apart from excelling in sports, Shireesa is also performing well in studies.She secured 73.28% marks in the Class X board examinations this year.Shireesa’s success in volleyball is also due to the determination and perseverance of her coach, Gyanendra Prasad Badoi, the District Sports Officer of Malkangiri. According to Mr. Badoi, he shares a father-daughter relationship with Shireesa and she calls him ‘bapa’ (father). Mr. Badoi, a trained volleyball coach, spotted Shireesa in 2013 during a visit to her school. She was among the 80 girls of the district selected for a volleyball coaching camp. After a year, the camp was discontinued, but Mr. Badoi continued to coach her.‘Flag bearers of change’“I made arrangements so that she could come to Malkangiri from Kalimela during holidays and weekends for coaching. Now with support from the administration, she will be taking admission in Malkangiri college and continue her volleyball practise,” Mr. Badoi said.On Wednesday, the Malkangiri district police will honour Shireesa and her mother. “They are surely flag bearers of a change that is taking place in this region,” said Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Mitrabhanu Mohapatra.last_img read more

first_imgThe Odisha Havildar, Constable and Sepoy Confederation has decided to put on hold their proposed State-wide agitation in view of the fact that the Naveen Patnaik government has yielded to all the three demands. The Confederation was planning to go on strike from Sunday over the two-month-long spat between lawyers and police. “Out of our three demands, the State government has already taken care of one, and has initiated appropriate measures to fulfil the remaining two,” said Confederation president Santosh Satapathy here on Saturday.48-hour ultimatum On Thursday, the Confederation had given a 48-hour ultimatum to the government to revoke the suspension of three policemen and a home guard who had allegedly assaulted advocate Devi Prasanna Patnaik on August 28 after he was thrashed by the public following a series of accidents he allegedly committed in a drunken state.Action sought The police body had also demanded action against the IIC of Chauliaganj police station, who had let off Mr. Patnaikon the night of August 28 without initiating criminal proceedings against him. Further, it had demanded action against those advocates who had assaulted the constables on duty inside the High Court premises on September 28. “The government has released the suspended policemen and has sought an explanation from the IIC of Chauliaganjpolice station for his August 28 action,” Mr. Satapathy said. He added that the DGP had assured them of appropriate action against the culprits of the September 28 incident.‘Unfortunate move’ Reacting to the State government’s action on the demands of the police body, High Court Bar Association secretary Satyabrat Mohanty said: “It is very unfortunate that the State government revoked the suspension orders of those policemen for whose arrests the lawyers have been agitating for over two months now.”He said these developments will be thoroughly discussed by the general body of the Bar on Monday.last_img read more

first_imgLATEST STORIES Slumping Milwaukee Bucks fire coach Jason Kidd Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Another member of the 2016 team, Aly Raisman , gave some of the most compelling testimony last week.“To believe in the future of gymnastics is to believe in change,” she said. “But how are we to believe in change when these organizations aren’t even willing to acknowledge the problem?” Former Olympians Aly Raisman, left, and Jordyn Wieber sit in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina’s courtroom during the fourth day of sentencing for former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who pled guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. (Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)Three top board members of USA Gymnastics resigned and the man who coached the 2012 Olympic team was suspended Monday, after calls from angry gymnasts who say the organization did nothing to protect them after they were abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar.Chairman Paul Parilla, vice chair Jay Binder and treasurer Bitsy Kelley announced they were stepping down as testimony in Nassar’s sentencing hearing in Michigan moved into its second week. Nassar faces a minimum prison sentence of 25 to 40 years in a molestation case.ADVERTISEMENT Later Monday, USA Gymnastics suspended the coach of the 2012 Olympics team, John Geddert, who worked with Nassar at his gyms in Michigan.A number of Olympians have been among those testifying in the Nassar hearing. Many have also sued the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics and called for the sports leaders to leave their jobs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUSA Gymnastics CEO Steve Penny was forced out last year.A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that USOC CEO Scott Blackmun met with Parilla earlier this month and asked for his resignation. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the issue publicly. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa In a statement, Blackmun said the USOC has been discussing changes with leaders at USA Gymnastics since October.“Those discussions accelerated over the holidays and today you have seen three board resignations,” Blackmun said. “New board leadership is necessary because the current leaders have been focused on establishing that they did nothing wrong. USA Gymnastics needs to focus on supporting the brave survivors.”The new CEO, Kerry Perry, said USA Gymnastics supported the resignations.“We believe this step will allow us to more effectively move forward in implementing change within our organization,” she said.Last week, USA Gymnastics said it would no longer hold training camps at the Karolyi ranch in Texas, where a number of gymnasts said Nassar abused them. That announcement only came after Olympic all-around champion Simone Biles complained that USA Gymnastics hadn’t moved to find a different training locale.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more

first_imgIn a bid to promote sports in the country, Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore on August 6 said that a sports period will be made mandatory in schools after reducing the syllabus by 50 per cent by next year.”We have come to a stage where sports is not a part of education, it is education. The ministry of education is ensuring that the syllabus in schools by 2019 is reduced by 50 per cent and there will be a sports period on a regular basis,” Rathore told PTI.More planning to make sports education relevant: MinistryRathore said the ministry is planning several things to make sports more relevant.”We are also ensuring that the SAI (now SI) reduces its man power by 50 per cent by 2022 so that they can cater to sports and it has a lean body and money is spent on sports.””This year we will have 20 specialised sports schools and the government of India will pump about Rs 7-10 crore each. The idea is to have a very pointed approach so each school will have only two or three main sports. They will be much focussed,” he said.Emphasis on Rugby World Cup 2019 trophy tour in IndiaRathore also welcomed the Rugby World Cup 2019 trophy tour in India by unveiling the Webb Ellis Cup in the presence of World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper, Asia Rugby President, Aga Hussain, actor Rahul Bose and Rugby India President Numazar Mehta.Also present at the event were Sports Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar, SAI DG Neelam Kapur and IOA secretary, Rajeev Mehta.advertisementThe two-year Trophy Tour, which aims to engage and excite new and existing rugby fans ahead of Rugby World Cup, will travel to Mumbai and Bhubaneshwar next.It will be the first time that the tournament will be played in Asia when Japan hosts the Rugby World Cup 2019.”We are delighted to welcome the Webb Ellis Cup to India in the run up to the World Cup. We are happy to see India included within the 18 nations that will be visited by the Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour,” Rathore said.Read: DMK Patriarch M Karunanidhi passes away at 94: Holiday declared for educational institutes in Tamil NaduRead: More than 45 per cent unoccupied seats persists in engineering colleges, says HRDlast_img read more

first_imgIt took England 30 minutes to take the last three Cricket Australia XI wickets, bowling them out for 75 and completing an emphatic 192-run win. It was all so simple that those who had not played came out for middle practice and those who had did fitness drills. Ellyse Perry scores 213 for Australia on day three of Women’s Ashes Test match – as it happened Since you’re here… Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Read more Share via Email There have been calls for Liam Plunkett’s selection but, sure enough, he has been struck down, too. A minor hamstring injury kept him out of Sylhet Sixers’ most recent game in the Bangladesh Premier League.Overton bowled well here and was a menace again on the final morning. He had a fine lbw shout turned down against Matt Short with the first ball of the day, but bowled him five balls later. Dan Fallins became the second player on this tour he has pinned with his accurate short ball, too; it was a relief to see the batsman steady himself to continue soon after being hit on the StemGuard.James Anderson finished the job. He pinned Gurinder Sandhu lbw and after it had taken 25 minutes for the day’s first run to be scored Fallins was caught at first slip, swishing. All three seamers, particularly in Ball’s absence, fired on as sluggish a pitch as Australia – intentionally or not – can offer. The drop-in was drab and the outfield slow; Adelaide Oval on Sunday plays host to a game of international rules, a hybrid of Australian Rules and Gaelic Football.Now England must decide which standing bowlers to burden in Townsville, where they face the same opposition but are crossing fingers for a pitch more reflective of the challenges that lie ahead.Anderson will not play, Stuart Broad will and Woakes and Overton say they want to. Moeen Ali is bowling again but Ball is a doubt (he is expected to be fit in a week), and surely must be for Brisbane, given he will reach the first Test with just a day’s bowling under his belt.All of which makes Overton a very likely starter at the Gabba. England want plenty more from his batting – the only way is up from his pair here – but his bowling improves by the spell.“I’ve still got a bit of work to do,” he said. “You’re never quite sure, you just keep on doing your thing and try not to worry about it too much. If you get a call-up happy days, if not I will be supporting the team as much as possible. It’s just making sure I bowl the best I can when I get a chance and hopefully that will be good enough. I’m confident it will be so it’s just a case of taking my chance when it comes.” … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.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 hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp Topics Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Australia sportcenter_img Cricket The Observer Read more The Ashes England cricket team Share on Twitter Australia cricket team Share on LinkedIn The wickets had been shared by Chris Woakes (four), James Anderson and Craig Overton (three each) in a super showing from the bowlers, but the batting performance is of great concern.Ryan Harris, the CA XI coach and a man who knows a little about outthinking Englishmen, saw a vulnerable top order and offered the generous assessment that Alastair Cook, on whom so much surely rests, is looking a bit rusty.Harris has been taking notes and he heads to Brisbane to join up with Australia’s plotting pacemen, while Darren Lehmann will have liked what he saw on a flying Friday visit – England welcomed him with a collapse of seven for 45. Australia are being smart and thorough, using plenty of coaches who know England well (such as Chris Rogers here) and seeing the tour games as personal reconnaissance as the tourists try to acclimatise.“Their batting is vulnerable, absolutely, especially with no Stokes at six,” Harris said. “But it depends on how our boys bowl at them. If we’re loose and wide then we won’t have them in any trouble. We’ve got some good intel and knowledge on what we want to do and I’ll pass that on to our bowlers. That’s why we play these games, to get intel on them. ‘Boof’ [Lehmann] was here and saw them bat yesterday and I’ll take as much back to the guys in Brisbane as I can. David Saker [the bowling coach] was here, too, so it’s all good going into a big series.”Those still standing might be in the groove, but this has been the game that revealed the extent of England’s fast-bowling injury epidemic. Steven Finn flew home on day one, Jake Ball pulled up on day two, Tom Curran arrived on day three and George Garton was called for on day four. Garton is essentially coming on work experience, brought out early for the Lions tour, to which he will return promptly. He got the nod because Tom Helm (hamstring) and Mark Wood (heel) are not considered quite fit. Ashes 2017-18 Sign up to the Spin – our weekly cricket round-up Reuse this contentlast_img read more

first_imgWTF Usain Bolt: I’ve signed for a football team Christopher Devine Last updated 1 year ago 16:15 2/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Usain Bolt Getty Images WTF Manchester United Borussia Dortmund Premier League The winner of eight Olympic gold medals will unveil the name of the team he has joined on Tuesday, having previously claimed to have 12 trial offers Athletics great Usain Bolt claims he has signed for a football team and will announce the club in question on Tuesday.Bolt, who brought his glittering sprint career to an end following the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, has frequently talked up his footballing prowess and revealed last month he was set for a trial with Borussia Dortmund in March .The 31-year-old Jamaican has also repeatedly expressed an interest in turning out for Premier League giants Manchester United, the club he supports, while he also recently offered his services to David Beckham’s new Major League Soccer franchise, Futbol Miami. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player On Sunday, Bolt announced on Twitter that an update was on the way regarding his bid to carve out a footballing career.”I’ve signed for a football team,” wrote the winner of eight Olympic gold medals. “Find out which one this Tuesday at 8am GMT.”Bolt has previously talked up his footballing talents, claiming that he could become as good as Wayne Rooney if he put some work in.According to his agent, he has had 12 different teams chase him for a trial .last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The CBI has booked 86 IAS, IPS and IRS officers in 61 cases of corruption in the past three years, Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday. Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said 26 officers figuring in 20 CBI cases from these All India Services have been convicted in the past three years. In response to a question, the minister said in two cases confiscation of properties to the extent of disproportionate assets are ordered by the court. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! “So far as CBI is concerned, it has registered 61 regular cases relating to corruption and disproportionate assets against 86 number of IAS/IPS/IRS officers during the last three years — 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 (up to June 30, 2019),” he said. The minister said no officer has escaped to other countries. There is a decrease in the number of advice by the Central Vigilance Commission to act against erring officer from 2,088 in 2016 to 1,889 in 2018 hence it is incorrect to say that overall corruption has increased, he said. “The central government is committed to its policy of ‘zero tolerance against corruption’ and has taken several measures to combat corruption,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) celebrated the 2014 Awards Season with their annual BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea Party on Saturday, January 11, 2014.The BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea Party is one of the most prestigious events in the annual awards calendar, celebrating excellence in the craft, and wishing the best of luck to all nominees for the awards season ahead.Among those who attended were Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Joan Collins, Steve Coogan (Philomena), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Jason Isaacs, Nigel Lythgoe, Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Martin Scorsese (Director, The Wolf of Wall Street), Jane Seymour, Sam Underwood (The Following), and many more.Awards Season Nominees along with leading executives, celebrities and BAFTA members enjoyed traditionally British tea and scones, and cocktails in the uniquely relaxed surroundings of a British Tea Party.As well as honoring the year’s nominees and winners, the Tea Party also raises awareness of BAFTA Los Angeles’ wider work including its award-winning Community Outreach and Philanthropic programs that operate year-round, including the Heritage Archive and Inner City Cinema programs.The BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea Party was presented by Jaguar and Mulberry. Event sponsors include Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, American Airlines, and British Airways.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The family and friends of Jonathan Bruce will be marching in the Canada Day parade for the third straight year on Sunday to raise awareness of their cause.Bruce’s body was found at the Fort St. John motocross track on November 24th, 2013. He was 16 years old. Police say that he and another person were riding an ATV at the track the night before he was found deceased, and that his wallet, iPod, and a multi-coloured Burton jacket were not present.Though it’s been four and a half years since his death, his friends and family say they still hope that whoever is responsible for his death is uncovered. Madison Loucks, who is married to Bruce’s twin brother Nicholas, says that the organization Justice for Jonathan will be participating in the Fort St. John Canada Day parade for the third straight year this Sunday. Loucks explained that while Bruce’s siblings and many of his friends are now in adulthood attending post-secondary school or having kids of their own, they still keep his memory alive. She said that by raising awareness of the case, the group hopes that anyone with any information about Bruce’s death or the whereabouts of his missing belongings will come forward.The RCMP say that anyone with information about the case can call their local police, or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477 (TIPS).last_img read more

first_imgThe controversy surrounding sexual harassment accusation against the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi got more complicated yesterday after a special bench of the Supreme Court addressed the affidavit submitted by Advocate Utsav Bains on the same. While a Supreme Court panel headed by Justice S A Bobde issued a notice to the former employee who sent her affidavit to 22 judges alleging sexual harassment, directing her to appear before the court on April 26, matters before the special bench led by Justice Arun Mishra regarding Bains’ affidavit raised eyebrows. Bains’ affidavit unveiled a man, identifying himself as a relative of the former SC employee, offering him up to Rs 1.5 crore to file a false case against CJI. However, when Bains asked him to be specific regarding his relationship with the former employee, the man grew evasive. Bains claimed that he is in possession of reliable information citing a larger plot at play against CJI where vested interests expressed interest in bringing down CJI through a false case which will enforce his resignation. Bains withheld more crucial information which he wanted to convey by filing a second affidavit but was abstained from doing so by Justice Mishra who advised him to pen it down so that there is not even a remote chance of the confidential details getting doctored. Justice Mishra implicitly referred to the recent dismissal of court staffers Manav Sharma and Tapan Chakravarthy for doctoring a court order in a contempt case between Anil Ambani and Ericsson. He further acknowledged the fact that CJI had been courageous and independent in leading SC cases and his nature might have irked some interests. He also observed how CJI’s unprecedented move to sack two court masters – Manav Sharma and Tapan Kumar Chakraborty – for tampering with orders of the Supreme Court in Ericsson’s contempt plea against Reliance Communications and Anil Ambani. Justice Mishra credited CJI with something that no other CJI had done and by his observation, it is natural that this sort of independent behaviour has upset some quarters. The contents of the affidavit submitted by Bains were considered so disturbing that the bench did not reveal its contents to anyone, not even senior counsel Indira Jaisingh. Receiving pertinent advice from the Attorney General (AG) and Solicitor General (SG) present in the court, the bench inquired about credible personnel to discuss this confidential matter behind the closed door. Bains was specifically irked by AG’s constant interest in a Facebook post by him that he will file an affidavit in SC with evidence of “conspiracy against the CJI by a lobby of disgruntled judges, SC fixers, corporate scamsters, and a few corrupt Politicians – All who have meticulously planned the conspiracy to force the CJI to resign as their ‘Corrupt works were not going through in SC”. But AG highlighted how Bains’s affidavit filed in SC has no mention of the alleged lobby of disgruntled judged and corrupt politicians. Twice, AG pursued this and twice Bains had an outburst as he complained that AG was doubting his integrity. Justice Mishra asserted that the materials submitted by Bains alleged that the disgruntled employees of the SC had tried to frame the CJI. Connecting it to what CJI did with the court masters, this was a likely outcome. Also Read – A compounding difficultyWhile Bains’ courage to come up directly before the law (judges) and trust them with the highly sensitive and confidential matter, which he believes would not have been appropriate to be taken to police or CBI reflects the seriousness of the issue. Asserting how CBI in the past has been used as a political tool and Police comes under the state (executive), Bains countered SG’s advice of having the matter probed by SIT. Bains rightly stood on denying the involvement of anyone but law. The independence of the judiciary is under threat as asserted by CJI and given Bains’s disclosure, it seems likely that some conspiracy is there which is yet to see the light of the day. While the Court said that it will decide if privilege can be claimed over the communications between Bains and the alleged conspirators, it remains to be seen what exactly this confidential information is. Bains’s concern over the sensitivity of the issue was rightly reciprocated by the learned bench who will now dig to the root of the issue. This will certainly be instrumental in the alleged accusation against CJI and for “the independence of the judiciary”.last_img read more

Washington – Once again, Morocco’s diplomatic flaws are in full display for the world to see. Rabat’s lack of a strategy to counter and diffuse the potential political windfall from the United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon visit to Algeria is staggering and confounding.The Polisario leaders have been pushing Mr. Ban Ki-moon to visit their camps for years hoping to score a diplomatic and public relations coup. Now, here they are, celebrating their success while Moroccan are struggling to come up with a response.The Moroccan people are hoping that Ban Ki-moon visit with the Polisario and his description of Morocco’s presence in the Sahara as “occupation” will force a major rethinking of the Royal Palace strategy in the conflict. The Moroccan officials’ decision to ignore this event is having an effect, though probably not the one they intended, since it has boosted Algeria’s arguments. As the Polisario separatists and their Algerian backers celebrate a diplomatic success, Morocco is relegated to a sour complainer without a response. The big question remains whether this misstep would induce people in charge of the Sahara dossier, to create an inclusive, transparent and competent quartet to manage the conflict.In fact, this visit to the Polisario camps in southern Algeria exposes, or re-exposes, a few things about Morocco’s dysfunctional diplomacy:Morocco lacks a blue print and a master plan detailing a strategy on how to manage the United Nations “biased” positions that seem to favor a ‘self-determination referendum” versus Morocco’s Local Autonomy Plan for the Sahara.A good number of Moroccan officials lack basic diplomatic and historical knowledge of the Sahara conflict. It is time to train and re-train Moroccan diplomats, ministers and parliamentarians on the details of the “western Sahara” dossier. They have a deep-seated ignorance of Morocco’s positions and strategy at the United Nations, the European Union and in key world capitals.Even though King Mohammed VI appointed dozens of new ambassadors from a variety of backgrounds, few of them would be able to freely and spontaneously undertake diplomatic initiatives without the blessing of few people in charge. This bureaucratic obstacle hampers the work of ambassadors and demoralized Moroccan activists around the globe.Moroccan diplomats, including ambassadors, are utterly uninformed on procedural grounds making it harder for them to respond Polisario’s maneuvers at internationals forms. This weakness is evident at the United Security Council and the European Court.Algeria, the real power-broker in this conflict, has been weakened strategically due to a fragile petro-economy, internal infighting and political upheaval within the military establishment. Yet, Polisario operators have been playing it well and winning in some cases.Die-hard pro-Algeria Sahrawi activists studied the Moroccan system and have used Rabat’s slow moving and heavily centralized diplomacy to their advantage. Thus, the Royal Palace has to empower Moroccan diplomats to go in the attack when time is opportune without risking reprehension or dismissal.Moroccan officials must dispel the myth that their nation is a roadblock to finding a solution to this conflict. To do that effectively, diplomats and politicians should familiarize themselves with Morocco’s Local Autonomy Plan.  The facade that Algeria and Mauritania are supporting the U.N. efforts while Morocco is opposing must be exposed.Morocco failed to expose Algeria’s role in the perpetuation of the Sahara conflict. Efforts must be redoubled and  focused on showing the world that this dispute is nothing more that and Algerian proxy war and a regional struggle between two neighboring countries, Morocco and Algeria over regional “supremacy”.The U.N. chief’s visit to the region has put Morocco in an awkward position, yet Rabat’s reaction was a dead silence for weeks. This diplomatic absence has created a wave of public indignation among Moroccans inside and outside the country.Furthermore, the Polisario leadership used the U.N. Chief’s visit to make a strong pitch for independence, While Moroccan officials resorted to complaining and criticizing. Such “strategy”, or lack thereof, will have a negative long-term effects on Morocco positions inside the United Nations and outside it.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permissionThe views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Morocco World News’ editorial policy read more

According to police reports in 2012, the rugby player was driving home after attending a party when he lost control of the car and crashed into a wall on Park Road. The police claimed that the car had exploded instantly and burnt the victim. However suspicions later arose over the manner in which he died and it was believed that he was murdered. (Colombo Gazette) Former DIG Anura Senanayake was today further remanded in the Wasim Thajudeen murder case till April 27.Thajudeen died on May 17, 2012 in Kirulapone and his body was found in his car which had crashed into a wall.

“Yet again, the DPRK has broken the global norm against nuclear test explosions,” Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters today at UN Headquarters in New York. “Yet again, the country has defied the Security Council and the international community. “Yet again, the DPRK has needlessly and recklessly put millions of people at risk – including its own citizens already suffering drought, hunger and serious violations of their human rights,” he added. Mr. Guterres reiterated his call on DPRK authorities to comply fully with its international obligations, including Security Council Resolution 2371, which was adopted last month. He welcomed yesterday’s meeting of the Security Council,” saying: “The unity of the Council is crucial in addressing this crisis. That unity also creates an opportunity to engage diplomatically to decrease tensions, increase confidence and prevent any escalation – all aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” The Secretary-General stressed dialogue and communication as necessary to avoid miscalculation or misunderstanding. “Confrontational rhetoric may lead to unintended consequences,” he elaborated. “The solution must be political. The potential consequences of military action are too horrific.” “As Secretary-General, I am ready to support any efforts towards a peaceful solution of this alarming situation, and as I said, to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,” underscored Mr. Guterres. In response to a journalist who asked which of the global challenges he thought would be most focussed upon at the forthcoming General Assembly’s High-Level Week, Mr. Guterres answered “The most dangerous crisis we face today, [is] the crisis related to the nuclear risk in relation to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”The ‘gathering force’ of climate change Turning to another topic of vital importance, Mr. Guterres said the world continues to witness climate change gather force., and he expressed solidarity with all those suffering the devastating impacts of the unprecedented events seen in recent weeks –from Texas to Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sierra Leone. “The United Nations stands ready to support relief efforts in any way possible,” he said, noting that the number of natural disasters has nearly quadrupled since 1970, with the US, followed by China and India experiencing the most since 1995. Last year alone, 24.2 million people were displaced by sudden-onset disasters – three times as many as by conflict and violence. Even before the current floods, preliminary reports for this year show that there have been 2,087 deaths from natural disasters. It is true that scientists caution us about linking any single weather event with climate change. But they are equally clear that such extreme weather is precisely what their models predict will be the new normal of a warming world. “With science forecasting a dramatic rise in both the frequency and severity of disasters, it is time to get serious about keeping ambition high on climate action – and on building resilience and reducing disaster risk,” he said. Grievances of Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine have ‘festered far too long’ Members of the Rohingya community crossing the border into Bangladesh. Photo: Azam Sheikh Ali Haider/UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017 ‹ › Also today, the Secretary-General called for the Muslims of Rakhine state to be given either nationality or legal status, and voiced concern about violence that has since late August forced nearly 125,000 people to flee and risk destabilizing the region. “I have condemned the recent attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army. But now we are receiving constant reports of violence by Myanmar’s security forces, including indiscriminate attacks,” he told journalists, expressing concern about the security, humanitarian and human rights situation in Rakhine. “This will only further increase radicalization.” Mr. Guterres said that he has officially written to the Security Council to express his concern and to propose various steps to end the violence, adding that the grievances of Rohingya – the Muslims in the Rakhine state – “have festered for far too long and are becoming an undeniable factor in regional destabilization.” Mr. Guterres called on the international community to prevent further escalation and to seek a holistic solution, and urged the authorities in Myanmar to provide security and aid to those in need and safe access to life-saving aid. read more

USU Eastern Press ReleaseUtah State Eastern men’s basketball lost to the Snow College Badgers 68-57 on Saturday at home. Coming off back-to-back wins over top 20 teams, the Eagles’ four-game winning streak was snapped at the hands of the Badgers. Snow’s thirteen threes made on Saturday propelled them past the Eagles.“We didn’t finish on plays. With teams like that, if you give them chances, they are going to make threes,” said USU Eastern assistant coach Ray Jones, Jr.Snow’s Brayden Johnson made five shots from three-point territory and finished the game with a team-high 20 points while the Eagles struggled to get anything going consistently on Saturday. As a team, the Eagles shot 38.6% from the field and and 20% from three.“We were stagnant and didn’t get the ball inside as much as we should,” said USU Eastern’s Chase Berry.“It was an off shooting night and that is why our defense needed to be solid to withstand those type of nights,” said Jones Jr.The Eagles did come within four of the Badgers toward the end of the second half but ultimately couldn’t pull through to tie the game. Snow made six threes in the second half to put the game in their hands.“They move the ball very well as a team and are one of the more disciplined teams. They stick to what they do best, which is drive and kick,” said Jones Jr.Sophomore Ognjen Pantovic was the Eagles’ leading scorer against Snow with 18 points. Berry led the Eagles in rebounds with nine boards while also finishing with 10 points.USU Eastern will have a full week of practices to prepare for their next game, a road trip to Rangely next Saturday against Colorado Northwest.“We are going to get back to square one. Both on defense and offense we need a solid week of practice before CNCC,” said Jones Jr.The Eagles now have a record of 15-7 overall and a conference record of 3-1. They are in second place behind Snow in the standings. Fans can watch the Eagles’ game against CNCC on the Scenic West Digital Network beginning at 5 p.m. Photos by Jeff Barrett read more

THW Kiel staying the richest team in Germany with the season’s budget about 9.5 million EUR. The German champions are far away from the richest team in the world of handball – Paris Saint Germain (14.5 in the last season), but also in much better situation than the other rivals in DKB Bundesliga.The average budget of DKB Bundesliga team is over four million EUR.THW Kiel 9,5SG Flensburg-Handewitt 6,5Rhein-Neckar Löwen 5,7HSV Hamburg 5,2SC Magdeburg 5,1Frisch Auf Göppingen 5,0Füchse Berlin 4,5VfL Gummersbach 4,5MT Melsungen 4,5TuS N-Lübbecke 3,5TSV Hannover-Burgdorf 3,2TBV Lemgo 3,0HSG Wetzlar 3,0Bergischer HC 2,8HBW Balingen-Weilstetten 2,4TVB Stuttgart 2,3SC DHfK Leipzig 2,3ThSV Eisenach 1,85 ← Previous Story French kids confirm spectacular domination! Next Story → Minaur Baia Mare win Romanian Super Cup! dkb bundesligaTHW Kiel read more

first_imgDu nouveau sur le cancer colorectalFrance – Une étude sur des rats publiée le 7 juillet met en évidence un lien entre la consommation de charcuterie et le cancer du côlon.On soupçonnait depuis longtemps l’effet cancérigène de la charcuterie, l’Institut français de recherche agronomique (Inra) de Toulouse l’a démontré en menant une expérience sur des rats. Pour que la charcuterie ait des conséquences néfastes, il faut qu’elle combine quatre facteurs : la cuisson, la richesse en hème (composant naturel qui donne sa couleur rouge à la viande), l’ajout de nitrites (éléments contribuant à la saveur et à la conservation) et enfin l’oxydation. C’est la transformation de l’hème qui serait responsable.Cette connaissance nouvelle acquise, les producteurs pourraient être appelés à revoir leurs processus de fabrication et de conditionnement. Du côté des consommateurs, des mesures peuvent également être prises. Tout d’abord, il faudrait freiner son goût pour la charcuterie. Cela semble difficile dans l’hexagone où elle est profondément ancrée dans les habitudes alimentaires. Il faudrait également préférer acheter la charcuterie sous plastique et la consommer rapidement afin de limiter son oxydation.      Le 11 juillet 2010 à 11:37 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgL’App Store d’Amazon provoque la colère d’AppleLa marque à la pomme veut porter plainte contre Amazon, coupable à ses yeux d’usurper l’appellation App Store.Apple ne veut pas partager le nom “App Store”. La firme de Steve Jobs doit pourtant faire avec une concurrence déterminée à également utiliser cette fameuse appellation. C’est le cas du site de vente en ligne Amazon, qui a lancé aujourd’hui son Android App Store, une plateforme de téléchargement des applications pour smartphones fonctionnant sous le système d’exploitation de Google.À lire aussiPour sauver Internet, la Silicon Valley envisage d’installer ses serveurs dans l’espaceHier soir, Apple a donc annoncé avoir déposé une plainte en Californie contre Amazon pour violation de propriété intellectuelle. Une injonction destinée à interdire au site d’utiliser ce nom, explique le Wall Street Journal. “Les consommateurs d’applications logicielles pour mobiles risquent d’être confus quant à la caution ou l’approbation d’Apple apportées au service de téléchargement d’Amazon”, explique ainsi Apple. Déjà en conflit avec Microsoft, la marque à la pomme compte donc bien obliger Amazon à retirer l’appellation “App Store” dont elle est propriétaire depuis juillet 2008. Le 22 mars 2011 à 17:36 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgL’iPhone 5, pas avant octobre ? Malgré l’évocation d’une sortie en septembre, le nouvel iPhone d’Apple pourrait bien ne pas débarquer dans les boutiques avant fin octobre selon les dernières rumeurs.Il semble qu’il va falloir attendre un peu plus que ce que certains espéraient. En effet, selon les dernières rumeurs, l’iPhone 5 ne sortirait plus en septembre mais fin octobre. C’est ce que vient tout juste d’indiquer le blog All things Digital. “Certaines rumeurs parlent d’une sortie de l’iPhone en septembre ? Elles sont fausses”  a écrit John Paczkowski sur le site qui explique que les rumeurs sont parties du fait que l’opérateur AT&T aurait empêché ses employés de partir en vacances les deux dernières semaines de septembre en vue de la sortie du nouveau smartphone très attendu. “Je ne sais pas pourquoi AT&T rappelle ses hommes sur le pont pour cette période, mais ça n’a rien à voir avec un lancement d’iPhone” peut-on encore ainsi lire sur le blog, comme le rapporte Clubic.com. Pour l’instant, le mystère plane donc toujours sur la date de sortie de l’iPhone 5. Celle-ci pourrait être prévue pour octobre mais plus vers la fin du mois que le début, précise le blog All Things Digital. Une chose est sure, il va encore falloir attendre un peu avant de savoir enfin ce qu’a concocté la marque à la pomme.  Le 2 août 2011 à 09:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more