Download the Free Footage and Project FilesTo download the free footage and project files mentioned in the tutorial above, simply click the button below.DOWNLOAD FREE PROJECT FILE AND CLIPThe Keys to Creating Your Aerial Drone LoopThe following points can help you create your visual loop in Adobe After Effects:Keep your drone (or hand-held camera) movement as smooth as possible when shooting.If you are filming yourself or other people, make sure they minimize their movement during the shot. (The speed ramp can create unwanted results if people move too much.)Use the Time-Remapping effect to speed up your footage. (I usually compress 15 seconds of footage to about 2 seconds.)Use the After Effects Ram Preview function to ensure a seamless loop. (And preview it at full resolution.)Finally, use CC Force Motion Blur (or Pixel Motion Blur) on an adjustment layer above your footage. (I recommend setting the samples to 12.) Learn how to create a drone selfie loop in Adobe After Effects with this video tutorial. With free project files!Top image via Shutterstock.In this tutorial, we are going to create a dronie loop (drone selfie) using some time-remapping techniques in Adobe After Effects. Before we get started, I want to mention that this effect isn’t limited to selfies — it’s just called that because this effect is common on Twitter and Instagram. (I’m not a big selfie guy myself.)Essentially, we’re creating a seamless aerial loop — the camera moves from point A to point B and back again. What makes this effect look particularly nice is the speed ramping that occurs during the movement, giving the shot some motion blur and velocity.This effect also isn’t limited to drones. However, it does look best with long, smooth camera moves, which are easy to do with drones. Experiment with the effect yourself and see what you can come up with. Do you have any tips for creating a drone selfie effect in Adobe After Effects? Share in the comments.
Chinese company Lenovo has unveiled two new budget phones in its Vibe range – the Vibe K5 and Vibe K5 Plus – at the ongoing MWC 2016 event in Barcelona, Spain. The Vibe K5 and K5 Plus have been priced at $129 (roughly Rs 8,845) and $149 (roughly Rs 10,216) respectively and will be available for buy starting from March.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge: Top features, specifications, price and everything you need to know The Lenovo Vibe K5 comes with a 5-inch HD display with 1280×720 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 32GB via a microSD card. The dualSIM phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box and supports 4G LTE connectivity.It sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with LED flash along with a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The phone is backed by a 2,750mAh battery.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S7 quick review: Looks like Galaxy S6 but big changes insideThe Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus on the other hand comes with a 5-inch fullHD display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor (octa-core) coupled with 2GB of RAM inside. The phone comes with 16GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 32GB via microSD card. The dualSIM phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with 4G LTE connectivity. It also offers a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera and a 2,750 mAh battery.advertisementLenovo recently unveiled the K5 Note in China . The K5 Note has been priced at around $167 which roughly translates to Rs 11,319. The K5 Note comes with a 5.5-inch FullHD LTPS display and is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory which is expandable via microSD card. The dualSIM phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Vibe UI on top and supports 4G LTE connectivity.The phone sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. It is backed by a 3,500mAh battery.Also Read: LG G5 quick review: Something different, something playful
Mayank Agarwak has made a sensational start to his Test career. He scored 76 on debut in the first innings of the Boxing Day Test before belting 42 in the second as India sealed a historic victory at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.On Thursday, Agarwal made a fluent 77 after India elected to bat in the New Year’s Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. His 116-run partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara paved the way for India’s dominant opening day.However, while Pujara went on to score his 18th hundred and third of the series, Agarwal came down the track in an attempt to dominate Lyon and got well within sight of his maiden hundred in only his second Test.Back home, Agarwal’s coach Irfan Sait said he was heartbroken after his ward missed out on a hundred and hoped he would learn not play rash shots in the future. “Once again making an ambitious attempt to repeat a six! I hope he learns from this and eschew such shots in the innings to follow. Nevertheless, I enjoyed watching every single ball he played.”Agarwal was gutted too. Speaking to the media after day’s play, he explained he wanted to dominate Nathan Lyon, who has been Australia’s best bowler with 18 wickets so far in the series.”I am disappointed for not getting a big score. Just really disappointed I threw my wicket. Having said that, it’s a learning curve and if I don’t repeat my mistakes, it will be a good learning.”I was looking to dominate Lyon but it did not work out,” Agarwal said.advertisement These are early days in Test cricket for Mayank Agarwal and he is keen to learn. He does not need look any further than Cheteshwar Pujara, who has been in sublime form.”It is great to watch him bat from the other end – the way he grinds the bowlers. He has got a pattern to it and waits for the bad balls to come. With his experience, he tells me what the bowlers are trying to do – we keep communicating a lot and that helps,” he said.After laying a solid foundation for India, Agarwal said he and Pujara had planned to not give Australia any wickets even if the runs did not come quickly. Overseas, Indian batsmen have been guilty of not sticking to their plans – consequently, they lost close Test matches and subsequently the series in South Africa and England.”They were bowling really well and we decided to play close to the body. We did not want to give them wickets even if were not getting too many runs too quick,” Agarwal said.Also Read | Mayank Agarwal scores career-best 77, his 2nd fifty in as many TestAlso Watch | Virat Kohli juggles ball while waiting for Australia after tea, umpire says noAlso Read | KL Rahul hits the nets at SCG moments after getting out cheaply
New Delhi: Connaught Place in the national capital has emerged as the fourth most expensive office market in the Asia Pacific with an increase of modest 1.4 per cent increase in the rental, according to property consultant Knight Frank. Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore are the top three most expensive office markets in Asia Pacific, while Mumbai’s BKC (Bandra Kurla Complex) stood at seventh rank, Knight Frank said in a statement. Average office rent at Connaught Place rose to Rs 330 per sq ft a month in the first quarter of 2019 from Rs 326 per sq ft in the year-ago period. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsBengaluru’s central business district (CBD) saw an increase of 17 per cent in office rent at Rs 125 per sq ft per month from Rs 107 a sq ft during the review period. Monthly office rent at BKC in Mumbai rose to Rs 300 per sq ft, up 5 per cent from Rs 286 sq ft. “The office space demand witnessed record growth in 2018 with over 47 million sq ft of leasing, while new office space supply rose by 13 per cent in the same period,” said Shishir Baijal, Chairman and Managing Director, Knight Frank India. “The prime office markets are already operating with very low vacancy which is slowing down new transactions. Strong demand trends have put upwards pressure on rentals, especially in prime markets, a trend that is expected to continue,” he added.
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday instructed state Education minister Partha Chatterjee and senior officials of his department to ensure that not a single student in the state is denied admission in colleges across the state.”You should ensure that no student faces problem in securing admission in the state. Admission in colleges will be strictly on the basis of merit and marks secured in the last examination. All students may not get admission in the top institutions, but every single student who wants to continue his/her studies should get the opportunity to do so. Prepare a package so as to include all students in colleges,” Banerjee said at a felicitation programme of the toppers of Madhyamik, Higher Secondary, ICSE, CBSE and ISC examinations at Netaji Indoor Stadium. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaBanerjee reiterated that there were 12 universities in Bengal till 2011, but 28 new universities have been set up in the last eight years. She added that another 11 are in the pipeline. “Eight new medical colleges have been set up. 2,000 medical seats have been increased, among which 550 have gone up this year,” she pointed out. Education minister Partha Chatterjee, who spoke just before Banerjee, said that admission is no longer a worry in the state as it used to be earlier, with the increase of 40,000 seats in the undergraduate level. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersBanerjee urged the toppers to join civil services in order to “serve the society and the people”. “You may have different ambitions. I would urge you to join the civil services so that you can serve the people and the society. We have set up a new IAS training institute in Salt Lake,” she said. After her address, she interacted with the toppers and said that some of them have expressed their eagerness to join civil services. She directed the officials of the Education department to provide the address of the training institute to the students from next year. She advised the students to be respectful and dutiful to their parents and teachers, who have contributed to their success. “Parents sacrifice half of their lives for placing you in good stead and so it should be your responsibility to stand by them when they grow old. Teachers are like our guardians. They also play an important role in shaping your career. They feel proud when you perform well. You should always respect them,” Banerjee said, urging them to return to their homeland if they opt for higher education in foreign countries. Banerjee cautioned the students against allowing their mind and brain to be affected by negativity and anger. “Be what you wish to be. Always be happy. Watch movies for recreation but don’t watch films that deal with violence,” she added.
New Delhi: State-run power major NTPC Tuesday said it has won 40 MW solar energy projects in an auction conducted by Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA). “NTPC participated in UPNEDA’s tender for 500 MW Solar capacity with two bids of 20 MW each at Auraiya and Rihand,” the company said in a statement. Reverse auction was carried out on June 25 and NTPC won entire 40 MW of solar capacity at a levellised tariff of Rs 3.02/kWh applicable for 25 years, it said. The projects shall be set up under EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) mode and shall add to the installed capacity of NTPC, the statement said. With these projects, NTPC has won aggregate solar capacity of 545 MW under tariff based competitive bidding tenders of states/SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India).
10 January 2008Tens of thousands of people in the Nairobi slums – some of the largest in Africa – most affected by last week’s post-election violence in Kenya began receiving assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today. Tens of thousands of people in the Nairobi slums – some of the largest in Africa – most affected by last week’s post-election violence in Kenya began receiving assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today. Today’s distribution, starting in the vast Kibera shantytown and continuing in the three other slums of Mathare, Dandora and Korogocho marks the first time WFP food is being handed out in the slums in a general food distribution. Distributed by the Kenya Red Cross, the assistance includes cereals provided by the Government of Kenya, and pulses, high energy biscuits, vegetable oil and corn-soya blend given by WFP. While some 500 families were supposed to receive a one-week ration of food at 12 sites, WFP said thousands had queued up at the sites, which means that a larger number of people would receive smaller amounts of food than the planned ration. Nairobi’s slum dwellers, most of whom depend on casual labour to survive, were not able to work during the unrest that began after President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner in the recent election. Up to 255,000 people have been displaced – and 350 reportedly killed – during the ensuing violence, which took a particularly heavy toll on people in the slums who struggle to survive on less than $1 a day. Almost 60 per cent of Nairobi’s population of 2.75 million live in the city’s slums. Also today, a WFP-chartered helicopter flew from Nairobi to the northern Rift Valley town of Eldoret, helping the agency’s assessment teams to locate scattered pockets of displaced people in need of humanitarian aid. The helicopter, which flew into Kenya from Sudan, will also fly UN aid in the coming days to people cut off by violence.In a related development, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his strong support for former UN chief Kofi Annan’s role in mediating between President Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga, as announced by President John Kufuor of Ghana. Mr. Ban “sees this as a positive development,” his spokesperson, Michele Montas, said today. Clarifying the UN’s role in the disputed parliamentary and presidential elections, Ms. Montas noted that the Organization “did not observe the recent Kenyan elections or the tallying of the votes. Thus, the UN could not have pronounced itself on a matter of which it was not involved and has no facts.” The world body provided technical assistance to the electoral process through the UN Development Programme (UNDP), including helping with voter registration and education, supporting the Kenya Human Rights Commission to ensure that no violations occurred during the campaign, and supporting local media to promote balanced reporting.“The UN did not participate in election monitoring, and no UN staff observed the elections,” Ms. Montas added.
The fact-finding mission, headed by Richard Goldstone, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, will enter Gaza from Egypt through the Rafah crossing point on 1 June in the first of its planned field visits.“The mission plans to meet with all concerned parties, including non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations and groups, UN agencies, victims and witnesses of alleged violations and other persons who may provide information with regard to the facts under investigation,” the group said in a statement issued in Geneva.The other members of the mission include Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science at the University of London; Hina Jilani, Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and former Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Human Rights Defenders; and Colonel (retired from the Irish Armed Forces) Desmond Travers, member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI).This fact-finding mission is separate from the four-member UN Board of Inquiry, led by Ian Martin of the United Kingdom, which examined incidents involving death and damage at the world body’s premises in Gaza during Israel’s military operation. A summary of that report was sent by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the Security Council earlier this month. 29 May 2009The independent team of investigators tasked by the United Nations Human Rights Council with examining alleged rights abuses and violations of international law during the recent conflict in Gaza will begin a week-long trip to the area this weekend.
The Toronto stock market was lower late Wednesday morning, adding to a sharp loss in the previous session amid worries that central banks may withdraw efforts to help the global economic recovery.The S&P/TSX composite index declined 58.43 points to 12,165.14 on top of a 159-point slide on Tuesday.The Canadian dollar lost early momentum to move down 0.01 of a cent to 98.14 cents US.U.S. indexes erased early gains. The Dow shed an early triple-digit advance to move down 15.25 points to 15,106.77, the Nasdaq dropped 9.07 points to 3,427.88 and the S&P 500 index declined 2.36 points to 1,623.77.The TSX tumbled Tuesday after Japan’s central bank failed to deliver expected measures to ease bond market volatility. Instead, the bank only upgraded its economic outlook.There has also been concern about whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will ease its monetary stimulus. The Fed has been buying bonds to push down market interest rates, which has helped fuel a strong rally on U.S. markets since late last year.Speculation that the Fed will begin to wind down its quantitative easing program has also had the effect of pushing U.S. Treasury yields sharply higher, which in turn has had a negative effect on TSX defensive sectors as well such as real estate, utilities, telecom and pipeline stocks.The telecom sector led TSX decliners on Wednesday, down 1.45 per cent and BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) fell $1.06 to $44.04.Utilities also pressured the Toronto market as Algonquin Power & Utilities (TSX:AQN) shed 15 cents to $7.34.Commodity prices were higher but the energy sector lost 0.71 per cent as the July crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 52 cents to US$95.90 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) gave back 52 cents to C$29.01.July copper was up two cents to US$3.21 per pound after worries about Chinese growth helped send the metal down 17 cents over the past four sessions. Uncertainty about China’s recovery has weighed on markets following weekend data showing exports, retail sales and other indicators weaker than expected.“They’re trying to move more to sustainable development, not at all costs,” observed Wes Mills, chief investment officer at Scotia Asset Management PM Advisor Services.The TSX base metals sector slipped 0.26 per cent and Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) shed 45 cents to C$24.31.Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) says it is calling a temporary halt to its environmental assessment activities for a major chromite mine in the Ring of Fire region in remote northern Ontario. The company says the suspension is due to delays related to the environmental process, land surface rights and negotiations with the Ontario government about building infrastructure in the fly-in-only region. Its shares were up 22 cents to US$17.72.The gold sector was the leading advancer, up almost two per cent as August bullion on the Nymex gained $13.70 to US$1,390.70 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) improved by 51 cents to C$20.50.The rally on U.S. markets has bypassed the TSX, which has been depressed by a mining sector weighed down by falling commodity prices amid a weak global economic recovery. Gold miners have also been a major weight as lower inflation concerns have depressed gold stocks and bullion prices.Energy stocks have suffered because of demand concerns and worries about the future of major pipeline projects such as Keystone XL which would move greater amounts of oilsands crude to American markets.“Until we get word on Keystone and some of these bottlenecks, Canada will suffer on that side.” added Mills. “Really, if you look at the earnings growth by sector, energy and materials earnings growth is negative and that’s the whole story.”The TSX is down around 200 points year to date and finished lower in seven of the past eight sessions.In corporate news, Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) lost $80.7 million in the latest quarter including discontinued operations, down from $129.7 million in the first quarter of 2012. Revenue rose by 4.2 per cent to $884 million. Hudson’s Bay stores in Canada had a 7.6 per cent same-store sales growth, offset by a 1.4 per cent decline at Lord & Taylor stores in the United States and its shares gained nine cents to $16.25.Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL) says the addition of 85 stores over the past year and strong growth at established locations helped push up revenue by 12 per cent to $448 million. The Montreal-based discount chain also reported profit of $45.6 million or 62 cents per share, which missed estimates of 67 cents and its shares fell $2.92 to $69.66.European bourses turned lower as London’s FTSE 100 index moved down 0.63 per cent, Frankfurt’s DAX dipped 1.09 per cent while the Paris CAC 40 was down 0.38 per cent.
Video of Council meeting [53mins] “Now that he has gone, Israelis and Palestinians, and friends of both peoples throughout the world, must make even greater efforts to bring about the peaceful realization of the Palestinian right to self-determination,” Terje Roed-Larsen told the Council in his final briefing as Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, a position he assumed in 1999.The envoy hailed the Palestinian leadership for taking “the first firm steps toward instituting a smooth transition of power” and for preventing internal unrest. He also praised Israel for allowing Palestinian security forces to bear arms. “The extent and success of coordination in recent days is reminiscent of earlier, happier days, and might herald a new beginning – a new beginning that would come not because of President Arafat’s passing, but in spite of the very difficult situation,” he said.Mr. Roed-Larsen called for the Palestinians to organize and conduct free and fair elections for the presidency within 60 days and to undertake “visible, sustained, targeted and effective action on the ground to halt violence and terrorist activity.”Israel, he said, must “refrain from all actions undermining trust, including settlement activity, facilitate the preparations and conduct of elections, and take steps to significantly improve the humanitarian situation by lifting curfews and easing restrictions on the movement of persons and goods.”Mr. Roed-Larsen emphasized that “all these steps have to be taken in parallel.”Striking a personal note as he delivered his final briefing as the Secretary-General’s Personal Representative, Mr. Roed-Larsen paid tribute to his staff and all others working for peace and reconciliation in the Middle East, especially Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, as well as the representatives of the Palestinian people.The 56-year old Norwegian diplomat was named as UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process on 21 September 1999.In 1992, Mr. Roed-Larsen, then the Director of the Oslo-based Fafo Institute for Applied Social Science, was asked to help establish a secret channel for talks between the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Government of Israel. Those negotiations concluded with the historic signing of the Declaration of Principles at the White House on 13 September 1993.
Attacks against aid workers Aid worker victims “On World Humanitarian Day, we honour the heroic aid workers who rush bravely to help people in need. We remember their sacrifices, and we recognize the millions of people who count on humanitarian workers for their very survival,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message for the Day.The Day is observed annually on 19 August, the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad that killed 22 people, including UN envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello. Among today’s events is a wreath-laying ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York to honour aid workers killed in the line of duty.This year’s observance comes at a time when the number of aid workers killed, kidnapped and seriously wounded has reached the highest number ever recorded, according to new figures published today by the United Kingdom-based organization known as Humanitarian Outcomes.The research shows that in 2013, 155 aid workers were killed, 171 were seriously wounded and 134 were kidnapped. Overall this represents a 66 per cent increase in the number of victims from the previous year. With 81 aid workers killed in 2013, Afghanistan is still the country with the highest number of attacks.Preliminary figures show that as of 15 August 2014, 79 aid workers have been killed this year alone. The months of July and August saw a rise in the level of attacks and incidents involving aid workers including in Gaza and South Sudan. “One aid worker killed in the line of duty is one too many. Nurses, engineers, logisticians and drivers for example all take great risk doing their work in sometimes extremely dangerous and difficult circumstances,” said Valerie Amos, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator.“World Humanitarian Day is the day we remember the sacrifices that humanitarian workers make. We also pay tribute to all humanitarians who work to help and support the most vulnerable,” added Ms. Amos, who is attending a memorial service in London for aid workers.Under the theme, “The world needs more Humanitarian Heroes”, events took place around the world and first-hand accounts were heard from humanitarians working on the front line of the world’s most dangerous conflicts. Among those in the audience at UN Headquarters was the UN Secretary-General, who denounced attacks on humanitarian workers as attacks on humanitarian aid itself, leaving “children unvaccinated, the sick and wounded untreated, and people forced from their homes without shelter, food or water.” The Secretary-General listened to accounts by humanitarian workers like Pernille Ironside, who has worked to aid and protect children of Gaza and Ken Payumo, a former New York Police Department (NYPD) officer who spent 10 years in the field in Bor, Sudan, and drew attention to the Humanitarian Heroes website, where hundreds of aid workers tell their stories. Mr. Ban, as did a representative of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) at a similar event at the UN Office in Geneva, saluted the drivers who risk their lives working taking humanitarian workers to those in need. “Let me share with you the words of Gervais Beninga, a driver for the World Food Programme in the Central African Republic, where communal violence has left 2.5 million in need of urgent help,” the Secretary-General said. “Gervais faces serious risks every day. Armed groups could loot his precious cargo. He himself could be targetted for violence and intimidation. Yet is not deterred. As he drives toward people in need, he is driven by the humanitarian imperative.” The panellists at the New York event included Pernille Ironside, currently working in Gaza with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to provide support of the local population. She stressed that stressed that United Nations should provide security for all the displaced people in the region. “It is the population of the region that inspires humanitarian workers,” she said, adding: “A humanitarian is someone who tries to give voice to the voiceless, [so] everyone can take important steps in their lives to help and be a hero for someone.” Ken Payumo, a former officer with the New York Police Department who has worked in several missions, most recently in South Sudan, where at a UN compound he helped save the lives of over 12,000 civilians. “I had to make the decision and respond to the threat” said Mr. Payumo. He told the audience that after being threatened, he had to make the decision to close the gates to protect the lives of his colleagues, before his own. He stressed that people who would like to help and to make a difference in the world do not need to go far; they could start where they live, right in their local communities. “It doesn’t matter where you are, there is always someone that needs your help” he concluded. Anthony Lake, the Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), noted in a statement that aid workers endure harsh conditions and risk harm to save lives, rebuild communities, and bear witness in conflicts, catastrophes, and crises. “These emergencies have increased in both frequency and complexity. So, too, has the risk to humanitarian workers – and the death toll among them has risen accordingly,” he said. Only last month, he pointed out, humanitarian workers were killed in South Sudan by armed fighters while supporting the mission to reach malnourished children before it is too late. In Gaza, aid workers have lost their lives in shelling attacks while providing critical care to the sick, the wounded, and the dying, and comforting families of the dead.And in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, health workers trying desperately to save lives in the Ebola epidemic have succumbed to the deadly virus themselves. Others have been threatened with bodily harm for trying to stop the spread of the disease.“The loss of these heroes is a loss to the entire humanitarian community – and the world,” said Mr. Lake. “On World Humanitarian Day, we mourn their deaths and mark their sacrifice. We also honour the dedication of all the brave women and men who continue to do their jobs every day despite the risks – in the service of our common cause: A more safe, just, and peaceful world.”UN General Assembly President John Ashe said the Day is not only an opportunity for the international community to celebrate the spirit of humanitarian work, but also to underscore the need to do more, as growing humanitarian crises continue to threaten millions of the most vulnerable communities where lives have been torn apart by war and other natural disasters.“As we look to implement a new sustainable development agenda, eradicating poverty while maintaining peaceful societies based on an inclusive, people-centred approach will be essential components if we are to achieve success and build a just and prosperous future for all the world’s citizens,” he said in a statement.As part of this year’s celebration of humanitarian action, the UN is shining the spotlight on ‘humanitarian heroes’ – the aid workers themselves – and their stories of life on the frontline of some of the world’s worst and often forgotten humanitarian crises.
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Quantum physics is a field that is seeing growing interest from technology companies mainly because of the potential quantum computing holds for the future. But quantum physics isn’t exactly intuitive, and conveying how the principles work to an audience not already schooled in the field can prove difficult.With that in mind, a team at Google’s Quantum AI Lab has collaborated with MinecraftEdu and Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter to create a new mod for Minecraft called qCraft. It’s not a full quantum physics simulation (yet), but it does show how quantum behaviors work and how they differ to what we all expect and experience on a daily basis.You can see a few examples of this in the qCraft introductory video below:The mod was created at Google in part to help answer the question of where future quantum computer scientists will come from. It is hoped both adults and children will start experimenting with the free mod and that some of them will become those computer scientists.For now, qCraft lets you use new blocks that exhibit quantum entanglement, superposition, and observer dependency. That’s version 1.0, but who knows how much the functionality will expand with future updates, and Google is sure to be surprised with what Minecraft players produce using qCraft.qCraft is free to use with a licensed copy of Minecraft or by a MinecraftEdu user. You can download it from qCraft.org or as part of the Hexxit, Tekkit, and Feed the Beast Unleashed mod packs.
‘Daddy bit Mummy’s face – I was scared’: Report gives voice to kids in abusive homes A report today highlighted the devastating impact living in an abusive environment can have on every part of a child’s life. 30 Comments Daddy bit Mummy’s face. I was scared. I told him to stop – child, four years old.LIVING IN A household where domestic abuse occurs can cause lifelong damage to a child.Children who witness abuse suffer from anxiety, they act out, they blame themselves and they can become violent.“It is, simply, a form of child abuse”, Barnardos CEO Fergus Finlay said today, as his charity launched a new report focusing on the impact domestic abuse has on children.Many children are referred to the charity’s services because of their behaviour. It is only after a few sessions that support workers realise that domestic abuse is the root cause.One boy began mirroring his father’s treatment of his mother and was shouting at her.“They’re getting mixed messages about the situation they’re living in,” project worker Karen Hughes explained. “They get the message that you need to use violence or aggression to get your own way, or that’s how you communicate.”Children growing up witnessing violence are more likely to become violent or victims of violence themselves.Cormac’s storyA 10-year-old boy, named in the report as ‘Cormac’, told support workers: “I don’t want to be like Dad”.The boy’s parents are recently separated but his father still has access to the family home and visitation access with him and his older brother.He told the charity about his last birthday when his father still lived at home. Cormac had a party in a local restaurant with his mother, brother and cousins. His father didn’t come and later when he came home, he said his mother had not told him the right time.The boy’s mother said she must have made a mistake and his father pulled her to the ground and kicked her.Cormac said he wished his mother had got the time right, but he also felt guilty because it was his party that had caused her to get hurt. He was very anxious about his birthday.‘It’s Mammy’s fault’Children like Cormac, who live in abusive homes often blame themselves or the parent who is the victim, whether that is their mother or father.I know it’s my fault when Mammy and Daddy fight. I can be naughty sometimes – child, four years old.One child said the violence was “Mammy’s fault”.“She makes him angry. She says so herself,” the girl told workers.Living in a household where domestic abuse occurs impacts on every part of the child’s life. Some miss school or have trouble concentrating, others exhibit bad behaviour or find it difficult to make friends with other children.The teacher keeps giving out to me because I’m late. They don’t know it’s because Mam is too embarrassed to drive me to school with her bruises, so I have to walk – child, aged 10. By Michelle Hennessy Share1108 Tweet Email5 Daddy says he wants to kill himself – is that a feeling? – child, six years old. Short URL If I had one wish it would be that he didn’t have a key – child, nine years old. ‘Shameful in their cowardice’“We have a problem and we have a problem dealing with it and facing up to it,” Fergus Finlay said today.He said the issue is “enabled by secrecy” and as a country, we need to “get it out from behind the locked front door of homes.”Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald had a strong message for abusers, describing them as “weak” and “shameful in their cowardice”.“They seek to derive false strength by preying on vulnerable people in their own homes.”There are no innocent bystanders here, she told the crowd gathered at today’s launch. “When we turn away, we are complicit”.If you think you may have witnessed or experienced domestic violence or abusive behaviour, you can access advice and support services for both women and men at whatwouldyoudo.ie. The Women’s Aid 24-hour National Freephone Helpline is 1800 341 900. Amen provides a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse. It is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm and can be reached on 046 9023718.Read: ‘Being a domestic violence victim is nothing to be ashamed of’>Read: ‘Her strength will live on’: Mother and sister of Clodagh Hawe start Women’s Aid fundraising page> I’m scared Dad will come back to the house and break the glass – child, five years old. Source: BarnardosIreland/YouTubeA girl who suffered from terrible anxiety was wetting the bed at 13. She spoke of being afraid of going to friends’ houses for sleepovers in case it happened there. Now they have stopped inviting her.“They’re trying to make sense of the world they’re living in but it’s very hard for them to put understand it or make sense of it,”Hughes said. Children love both their parents. This means they are often caught up in the abuse. They try to intervene to protect the parent who is the victim, they are forced to pick sides, they are used by the abusive parent to pass on nasty messages or spy.My mum loves him, but he doesn’t love her because he makes her cry. He loves me and I love him. – child, eight years old. http://jrnl.ie/3120381 Dec 5th 2016, 1:10 PM Monday 5 Dec 2016, 1:10 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 22,398 Views
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Celtic’s Kieran Tierney insists he is in no hurry to leave the club and reaffirmed his commitment to the club after missing out on a move to the Premier League this summer.The defender was a subject of interest from Everton and a host of other clubs but none of the clubs were willing to accept Celtic’s £25million valuation of the player.He admitted he has no regrets over missing out on a life-changing £70,000 a week salary at Goodison and said: “I know, and my family know, that since day one we have been committed to Celtic.” According to Daily Mail.“That’s 100 per cent. In football, you never what might happen next but I have never been anything else than focused at Celtic. It’s always been Celtic for me.”“I’ll never be in a hurry to leave this club. No matter what the situation is. But I can’t predict what will happen in the future.”“There was obviously a lot of talk at the start of the transfer window during pre-season, more than before, but for me it’s just about switching off and focusing on Celtic.”Arsenal suffer huge blow as Lacazette is ruled out until October Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Arsenal announced that striker Alexandre Lacazette has suffered an ankle injury and will be sidelined until October.“When I got away from training, I would focus on day-to-day life and try not to think about anything else and get distracted.”Admitting he came under pressure from Celtic fans who were worried he would leave for huge money, Tierney said: “I wasn’t on Twitter for a couple of days. I was getting a bit of abuse but that happens.”“I’m still here, playing for this great club, giving everything every day at training.”“At the start of pre-season, people were coming up and asking me what was going to happen. It has died down.”‘I’ll tell them the truth. I’m 100-per-cent committed to Celtic. That’s how it stands.’ Tierney earned a hefty pay rise when he put pen to paper on a new six-year Celtic contract last season.”
ONTARIO, Ore. — Workers at an animal rescue operation in Oregon were caring Thursday for 68 cats found crammed into a van, many in wretched shape.One of the rescue workers said there were only three litter boxes, and the stench was horrifying when the animals were found on Sunday.“It was just a swirling mass of cats around your feet,” Elizabeth Lyon of the Ontario Feral Cats Project said about the discovery on Sunday. “Every step I took down that center aisle, I had to wiggle my foot in so I didn’t step on somebody.”The vehicle also held the bodies of five cats that died, the Ontario Argus Observer reported.Many of the living cats were emaciated, Some had lost an eye to infection, a few were missing both eyes.Officers made the discovery after getting a cat-hoarding complaint and have questioned 55-year-old Cynthia Allen, who has relinquished the van and cooperated with deputies, Malheur County Undersheriff Travis Johnson said.Johnson said deputies haven’t learned much about her background or how she came to have so many cats. He said it appeared she had the cats before she left Eastern Oregon for Texas about three months ago. She had recently returned to the area, he said.
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. COOPER CITY, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities are investigating potential Valentine’s Day threats at a middle school in Cooper City.Officials at Pioneer Middle School told Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives that students were hearing about a threat planned for the same day as the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Monday morning, there was an increased presence of law enforcement at the school, as students began the school week.“There are more police cars. There’s usually like one or two police officers around, but there’s a police officer with like a full bullet-proof vest on,” said Daryel Rodriguez, an 8th grader at the school. “That’s not normal. We don’t usually see that.”When asked what it felt like to have the extra police presence at the school, Rodriguez responded, “I kind of feel a little bit safer because we have the police officer there, but I also feel kind of scared because that means that something might actually happen that we might need that police officer.”Pioneer officials said a teacher advised the school principal on Friday of some phone calls students received about potential threats this coming Thursday. The principal and the teacher then contacted authorities.BSO continues to investigate.