Try Out Different CombinationsYou can also change the number of exposures taken (which defaults to 2 and goes up to 9), as well as whether or not to save your source images. Once you’ve made your selections, you can begin to experiment with different combinations. The additive multiple exposure effect is a good place to start. Try just combining two photos at first to see how they overlay and what that looks like. You can always delete images that don’t work, as they can take up a lot of space rather quickly.Multiple Exposure in VideoImage via Vitalii Vitleo.While photos are great in their own right, they’re also a great way to learn some principles of multiple-exposure imaging. Pay attention to what makes your compositions pop, and what crosslayers might make things look muddled or awkward. Once you’ve mastered multiple-exposure photography, you can try it with video. (Here’s a great article on working with multiple exposures and blend modes in Premiere Pro here on PremiumBeat.)Cover image by kimberrywood.For more videography, photography, and exposure tips and resources, check out some of these articles:A Guide to the Best Multi-Purpose CamerasTranslating Your Photography Skills to Cinematography11 Ways to Make Money as a Videographer Right NowExplore The Captivating Art Of Double Exposure7 Simple Photography HacksAnd for more tips and tricks on working with the Canon 5D Mark IV, check out some of these articles:Using Canon 5D Mark IV’s Auto-Focus While Shooting VideoHarness the Power of the Canon 5D Mark IV’s Built-in IntervalometerA Field Guide to the Canon 5D Mark IV’s Built-in Wi-Fi Learn to unlock the potential of your Canon 5D Mark IV with this powerful, in-camera multiple-exposure photography functionality.The Canon 5D Mark IV is a powerful tool for both video production and photography. For videographers who could use a multi-purpose camera like the 5D, it’s important to understand some of the functionalities that you have at your fingertips with a camera like this. One of the most intriguing new features to the Canon 5D Mark IV is the built-in multiple exposure photo settings.Let’s look at how this feature works, so you can get your Canon 5D Mark IV shooting at its full potential.Turn On Multiple ExposureThe first step will be the hardest for seasoned videographers. You’ll first have to turn your Canon 5D over from video mode to photo mode. You can find this toggle on the ring outside your record start/stop button on the back right of your camera. You’ll also need to change the dial on the top left to the “P” mode.Once you’re in photo mode, you can either look through your viewfinder or on the back display screen (click on the start/stop button to switch between the two). To enter the creative picture controls controls, click the “Creative Photo” button on the top left. You’ll recognize it by an icon that looks like a pen in a box. From this menu, you can change picture styles or enter multiple exposure or HDR mode. Scroll to the multiple exposure controls and press the set button.Choose Your SettingsFrom here you can enable multiple exposure. Click on the top line (which should default to “disable”). You can activate multiple exposure in one of two ways — On: Func/Ctrl, which is the more convenient mode where you can check your images after you shoot, or the On: ContShtng, which is for continuous shooting of multiple-exposure photos.Let’s focus on the On: Func/Ctrl, which is better for trying out the effect for the first time. If you scroll down one line, you can change the multiple exposure control methods marked “Multi-expos ctrl.” You’ll see four options, detailed below (via Canon’s Knowledge base):Additive: Each exposure is added to the image cumulatively. Based on the [No. of exposures], set a negative exposure compensation. Refer to the basic guide below to set a negative exposure compensation.Average: Based on the [number of exposures], negative exposure compensation is set automatically as you shoot multiple exposures. If you shoot multiple exposures of the same scene, the exposure of the subject’s background will be automatically controlled to obtain a standard exposure.Bright/Dark: The brightness (darkness) of the base image and the images to be added are compared at the same position, and then the bright part (dark part) will be left in the picture. Depending on the overlapping colors, the colors may be mixed depending on the brightness ratio (darkness ratio) of the compared images.
National University has instated the chief tactician of its high school volleyball program as the new head coach of the Lady Bulldogs, replacing the beleaguered Roger Gorayeb.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ According to a statement released to social media, NU named Raymund Castillo to take over post of Gorayeb, who resigned in April after failing to lead the Lady Bulldogs to the Final Four of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.Castillo will start his new job in Season 80.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I am very honored to lead the women’s team but it is a very big responsibility,” said Castillo in the statement. “I believe our team has everything, skills and talent, we just need to give them the sense of purpose and learn how we can work together.”Castillo will inherit a team Gorayeb polished that includes superstar Jaja Santiago, setter Jasmine Nabor, and reliable attackers Jorelle Singh and Risa Sato. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rodman’s N. Korea trip off to uncharacteristic low-key start
Four Pakistani cricketers will undergo dope tests before the third one-day international against England on Friday, a Pakistan team official said.Team manager Yawar Saeed confirmed that a team of experts from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had reached London and had notified the Pakistan team that random dope tests would be conducted before the match to be played at The Oval.Yawar said WADA had not conveyed which players would be picked for the tests on Wednesday but sources in the team said that four senior players had been shortlisted.”Captain, Shahid Afridi, fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar and batsmen Mohammad Yousuf and Umar Akmal have been shortlisted for the tests,” one source said.Yawar said the dope tests were a routine matter as Pakistan Cricket Board was a signatory to the WADA anti-doping code which other boards had signed as well.”Under this agreement WADA can conduct random dope tests during any competition or out of competition at any time of the year,” he said.Pakistan cricket in the past has been tainted by positive dope tests of star players such as mercurial pacer Shoaib Akhtar and the currently suspended Mohammad Asif.Both the pacers had tested positive during out of competition tests by the PCB before the 2006 Champions Trophy and were banned but then had their bans removed on appeal on technical grounds.Asif, who has been released from the team and is serving a provincial suspension by the ICC for his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing and betting scandal, also served a 12-month suspension period in 2008-2009 for flunking a dope test during the Indian Premier League.advertisementHe was also detained for 19 days in 2008 at the Dubai airport for possession of small quantity of hashish but later released without any criminal charges against him.Pakistan sports has been rocked by doping scandals in recent months and a few weeks back, the country’s anti-doping agency banned 10 female and male athletes for testing positive in the national championship and during a camp for the Commonwealth Games.
Google Nexus 6 is expected to be launched in late 2014 according to Google Inc’s official announcement. This time the probability is that Motorola is working on Nexus 6, since LG and HTC are not in the league anymore. If speculations are to be believed the new device bearing Nexus brand name might resemble Moto X. Reportedly, Motorola is working on a 5.2 inch device which will either be titled as Nexus 6 or Nexux X, which is likely to be unveiled in United States in the month of November. The leaked report, suggests that the phone is being tested for various errors or glitches before it is finally launched.A few other reports suggest that the device is likely to be titled as Nexus X instead of Nexus 6.The alleged 5.2 inch (1440X2560 pixels) Nexus X is expected to sport a 13 MP camera. The gadget will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU with quad-core Krait 405 processor clocked at 2.65 GHz. The entire configuration will be backed with coupled with 3GB RAM. The upcoming Nexus device has been listed in AnTuTu, that comprehensively test all aspects of a device, including UX, GPU, RAM, CPU, Input and Output individually, so the expectations are much higher. Other than this the device has 32 GB internal storage, 2 MP front camera, and sensors including Barometer and Nearfield communication (NFC). All these features will run on, yet to be announced, Android L platform.Arguably Android L will make its debut in the market along with ‘Nexus X’.The new Android L Update brings Enhanced notifications, advanced camera capabilities, 64-bit support and advanced gaming support for heavy games and many other features. advertisementNexus series has been especially designed for developers as it gives you the developer access to the software which permits you to modify an apps runtime engine from Java to ART, install custom ROMs and get early permit to the new builds of Android much before most of the releases.
Toro Rosso have dropped Russian Daniil Kvyat for Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix and handed Brendon Hartley a second chance after the New Zealander made a strong debut in Texas at the weekend.Frenchman Pierre Gasly will return to the lineup after missing the U.S. Grand Prix to compete in the final round of the Japanese Super Formula championship that was ultimately washed out by bad weather.Hartley, who finished 13th at the Circuit of the Americas, impressed with his calm approach to stepping in at the last moment and made no major mistakes in the race.”Scuderia Toro Rosso’s driver lineup for the upcoming 2017 Mexican Grand Prix will be formed by … Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley,” the team said in a statement.Gasly competed for the Red Bull-owned team in Malaysia and Japan alongside Spaniard Carlos Sainz, who has now moved to Renault.It is the third time that Kvyat has been dropped by Red Bull and it remains to be seen whether he returns, with the 23-year-old Russian seemingly no longer in the company’s long-term plans.Toro Rosso serves as a feeder team to the main Red Bull Racing outfit, bringing on young drivers, and Kvyat was always operating on borrowed time having been promoted and dropped from the former champions.However, Hartley is 27 and was dropped from the Red Bull programme entirely after testing with Toro Rosso in 2009.His return to the fold is unprecedented for a team that has cast many drivers aside over the years, but he has won the Le Mans 24 Hours and world endurance championship in the intervening years.advertisementThe New Zealander, his country’s first Formula One driver in 33 years, also has a reputation as a very quick driver from his time with the Porsche endurance team.Kvyat meanwhile has accumulated only five points from 15 races this season, finishing 10th in Austin, and was completely eclipsed by Sainz in the early part of the year.He was dropped from the Red Bull senior team four races into the 2016 season to make way for Max Verstappen, a Dutch teenage prodigy who is now 20 and a two times race winner.Toro Rosso are still evaluating their options for 2018, with Gasly looking sure to be one of the drivers and Hartley clearly in the frame.
RIO DE JANEIRO — After watching Spain miss one chance after another and suffer a second straight humiliating loss at the World Cup, Victor Serra and other Spanish supporters walked out of Rio’s Maracana stadium to hordes of Chilean fans yelling “It’s over! It’s over!”It was, for both Spain’s World Cup campaign and its era of dominance that lasted six years but ended with a 2-0 loss to Chile on June 18.Serra shrugged off the jeers but other Spanish fans left the stadium in tears as huge crowds of Chileans danced in the street. Many Spaniards said they believed coach Vicente del Bosque erred badly by stacking his team with seasoned and overconfident veterans instead of choosing younger, more hungry players.It was Spain’s second loss in Brazil after a 5-1 rout by the Netherlands. And the result ended any hope the team has of advancing, a bitter end for a football dynasty that has been ranked No. 1 in the world for years and won the European Championship in 2008 and 2012 plus the 2010 World Cup.“The problem is that Spain has already won everything and now there just wasn’t the passion to make history again,” said Serra, from the southern city of Valencia.Using an expression in Spanish to describe how dead bulls are hauled out of the ring after being killed by matadors, he said Del Bosque “should have used younger players, the old guard needs to be dragged away.”Even more crushing for Spaniards is the fact that the country’s football success has been one of the few joys that Spaniards have had following punishing years of recession and a near meltdown of the economy in 2012 that has left a staggering one out of every four Spaniards jobless.The rate is double that for Spaniards under the age of 25, many of whom have emigrated elsewhere in Europe and to Latin America for jobs.“It’s almost like all of what we won before was a dream,” said Beatriz Corral, who came to Rio from Madrid to cheer for Spain. “The only happiness we’ve had in recent years has been football. Now the crisis is complete. We don’t have bread or the circus.”Spaniard Ana Peralta gave credit to Chile for playing extremely well but said the result made it clear that Spain’s team “needs to be renewed” with fresh talent. Sixteen players on the 23-member squad also played during the 2010 World Cup.“Chile played very strongly and aggressively and just didn’t give away any opportunities,” she said.In the Madrid suburb of Pozuelo de Alarcon, fans who watched the game inside a bar moved outside to a terrace and glumly sipped beer as they talked about what went wrong with their team.“I feel terrible and deceived because we had all the hope in the world of defending the title and we ended up so far away from that,” said Susana Lopez.Abidio Augusto concluded that Spain’s performance was a bad joke. “It’s ridiculous what we’ve done. Our team was moving like they were tired, with no desire to win,” he said. “It’s just real bad.”David Bollon said he was furious with del Bosque, blaming him for shaming Spain with the losses so early into the World Cup. “He didn’t have the courage to put in young players who are hungry,” Bollon said.In Madrid, university student Celia Lopez also took out her anger on Spain’s coach, saying he took “players who did not do anything in the season but are in Brazil because of their (famous) names with no illusion or desire.”“You can’t go to a World Cup under these conditions,” she said.___By Alan Clendenning. AP writers Esther Jimenez and Iain Sullivan contributed from Pozuelo de Alarcon and Madrid.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 30 (AFP) Asia’s football body has signed a major commercial rights deal with sports marketing agency DDMC Fortis aimed at securing the financial future of the game in the region for the coming years.The deal gives the agency, a joint venture between Chinese and Swiss groups, exclusive rights from 2021 to 2028 starting with the final qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said in a statement.The AFC did not say how much the agreement was worth but reports put it at USD 3.4 billion, a huge boost for the rapidly growing football scene in Asia.”This is a most significant day in the history of the AFC,” the body’s president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said as the deal was signed Monday in Kuala Lumpur, where the AFC is based.”With the signing of this contract, the AFC can guarantee its member associations that the game in Asia has tremendously solid financial foundations from which to build.”DDMC Fortis CEO, Patrick Murphy, said that the group “strongly feel that, in cooperation with the AFC, we are in a position to transform the way Asian football is organised, enjoyed and commercialised across Asia”.DDMC Fortis is a joint venture between Swiss group Fortis Sports and China’s DDMC Sports International. The new deal signals an end to a long-running commercial partnership between the AFC and Lagardere Sports and Entertainment.The announcement came ahead of an AFC congress Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur, in which Sheikh Salman will be seeking support for a re-election bid next year.advertisementThe Bahraini royal first took the reins in 2013 when the AFC was still reeling from a corruption scandal which saw his predecessor, Mohamed bin Hammam, banned from football for life.At the AFC Congress next April, Sheikh Salman could face a challenge from Saudi Arabia’s Adel Ezzat, head of a new regional bloc, the South West Asian Football Federation.Delegates arriving ahead of this week’s meeting voiced support for the Bahraini. Anura De Silva, president of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka, said that Sheikh Salman’s position looked solid.”Sponsorship is booming under his leadership,” he told AFP. “The increase in sponsorship reflects his credibility and he is transparent in his job.” (AFP) APAAPA
Since you’re here… Read more Share on Twitter news Colin Tizzard was grasping for positives along with everyone else here on Friday after Thistlecrack, the brilliant winner of last year’s King George VI Chase, finished fifth of six runners in a Grade Two hurdles event after a 307-day absence with an injured tendon.Tizzard feels – or hopes – the nine-year-old was not as fit as he believed him to be and his theory will be put to the test on when Thistlecrack returns to Kempton on Boxing Day. Topics Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Share via Email Support The Guardian Share on Facebook Horse racing … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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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. Talking Horses: Evans and Ladbrokes case will damage horse racing’s image Tizzard is normally the most imperturbable of trainers, a man who accepts setbacks as part and parcel of the game but there was a definite flash of irritation as he discussed Thistlecrack’s performance, perhaps with himself above all. His runner’s 13-length defeat behind Beer Goggles, a 40-1 outsider, was far removed from his easy win in the same race two years ago.“Until two out, it looked as though he could possibly win it,” Tizzard said. “Before the race, looking at the ones that have raced four or five times this year, he did look as though he was burly and I think he’s run like that. He’s a big, heavy horse now and he just got tired in the last two furlongs.”There was no suggestion Tizzard is having second thoughts about the King George, which Thistlecrack won by three-and-a-quarter lengths last December on just his fourth start over fences. The betting markets, though, were unimpressed by this performance, and last year’s winner is out to 10-1 for a repeat success.“As long as he comes out sound, we’ll be going there,” Tizzard said. “He just needed the run. I’m glad we didn’t try to go to the King George without a run and this is a very good race. The others all looked race-fit beforehand and he looked as though he needed it and that’s how it turned out. As long as he’s sound, nothing’s been lost.“We thought he’d done plenty of work. In hindsight, we’d done enough [but] we all know this is a prep race. We thought his class would see him through but the race-hardened horses have beaten him. For me, he showed all his jumping and spirit until two from home and then he got tired.”Tizzard knows Thistlecrack better than anyone and well enough to send him to the King George as an inexperienced chaser when the Kauto Star Novice Chase on the same card last December seemed a more obvious target. The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage King George VI Chase Read more Tendon injuries have diminished many fine racehorses and punters weighing up Thistlecrack’s chance of a second King George success must also consider the possibility injury has robbed the horse of a small but vital part of what made him so special. This was a fair performance by Thistlecrack after a long break and against several talented, race-fit opponents but the gap between this level of form and what will be required at Kempton on 26 December seems a very wide one to bridge in less than four weeks.With Thistlecrack on the drift in the ante-post betting, Nicky Henderson’s Might Bite is now the clear favourite for the King George at 7-4, with Bristol De Mai, the emphatic winner of the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park last weekend, on offer at 5-1 to add the second leg of the Chasing Triple Crown. Fox Norton, another from the Tizzard stable, is 8-1 alongside Sizing John, last season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, and it is 12-1 bar the five.Yanworth, one of the best hurdlers to graduate to fences in recent seasons, was beaten at odds-on for the second time in a month in the card’s Grade Two novice chase, finishing three lengths behind Willoughby Court in a race that has been won by three subsequent Gold Cup winners in the last 11 years.Willoughby Court also took the Grade One Neptune Novice Hurdle at last season’s Cheltenham Festival and showed plenty of improvement from a successful chasing debut at Huntingdon last month. Yanworth, who also made a successful start over fences, rarely threatened to repeat his failure to complete when 2-9 for a race at Exeter last month, but at the same time, rarely seemed likely to justify a starting price of 5-6.Alan King, Yanworth’s trainer, reported his horse had suffered “a few nasty overreaches” during the race and will continue to campaign him towards a chase at the Festival in March but trainer Ben Pauling felt Nico de Boinville, the winner’s jockey, had something left had he needed it.“Nico said he gave him a kick after the cross fence [five out] and he just took off,” Pauling said. “He said he should have for another fence and he’d have gone away and it would have been the end of the race.“He took off too early at the ditch at Huntingdon and just lost his confidence, and it took Nico four or five fences to get back into the race. But we can forget that now and look at him for what he is.”Willoughby Court is being aimed towards the JLT Novice Chase at Cheltenham in March and is now top-priced at 9-1 second-favourite behind Tizzard’s Finians Oscar at 6-1, with Yanworth out to 14-1 (from 10-1).Chris Cook’s Saturday tipsNewcastle 11.55 Look My Way 12.30 Witness 1.05 Hear No Evil 1.40 Acdc 2.10 Irving 2.45 McGowan’s Pass 3.20 Yala EnkiDoncaster 12.05 Kalashnikov 12.40 Redemption Song 1.15 William Of Orange 1.45 Deauville Dancer 2.20 General Mahler 2.55 Barlow 3.30 SkylineNewbury 12.10 Cap Soleil 12.45 Fountains Windfall 1.20 Gold Present (nb) 1.50 Air Horse One 2.25 High Bridge 3.00 Potters Legend (nap) 3.35 Duke Of NavanBangor 12.25 Tommy Silver 1.00 Whitsundays 1.35 Enjoy Responsibly 2.05 Whiskey In The Jar 2.40 Marten 3.15 Ballybrowneybridge 3.45 Legal EyesWolverhampton 5.45 It’s A Wish 6.15 Legal History 6.45 Swiss Knight 7.15 Hisar 7.45 Fayez 8.15 Ice Canyon 8.45 Mixboy 9.15 King Kevin Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Thistlecrack Reuse this content
Idyllic vacation for the Gandhis in the Lakshadweep archipelagoIdyllic vacation for the Gandhis in the Lakshadweep archipelago.advertisement Anita Pratap November 21, 2013 ISSUE DATE: January 31, 1988UPDATED: May 9, 2019 10:05 IST India Today photo of Rajiv GandhiThe often frenetic pace of high politics in 1987, it seems, took its toll on world leaders’ nerves. So if Mikhail Gorbachev disappeared for a fortnight to the Black Sea beaches, and Ronald Reagan retired to the quiet of his Santa Barbara ranch, Rajiv Gandhi too decided to get awayThe often frenetic pace of high politics in 1987, it seems, took its toll on world leaders’ nerves. So if Mikhail Gorbachev disappeared for a fortnight to the Black Sea beaches, and Ronald Reagan retired to the quiet of his Santa Barbara ranch, Rajiv Gandhi too decided to get away from it all.The madding crowds of hangers – on, files, problems, dissidents: all became distant memories – literally – on the uninhabited island of Bangaram (area 0.5 sq km) in the Lakshadweep archipelago (36 islands, population: 44,000) nestling in the emerald blue Arabian Sea 465 km west of Cochin.Rajiv Gandhi emerging from the waterThe island had been chosen with care: it is the only one in the strategic archipelago on which foreigners are not banned. It is also the exception in the group of islands in that prohibition is not in force. Even from the security angle. Bangaram, cut off from the rest of the world, is ideal. “It is a naturally secure place,” says Lakshadweep’s police chief P.N. Agarwal.After rescuing a dolphinBut in spite of official efforts to make the place inaccessible, the media found the goings – on on that little patch of sand irresistible. The spotlight swung on it on December 26, when Rajiv’s son Rahul alighted along with four friends from an orange – and – white Lakshadweep administration helicopter. They were the first of the several batches of holiday – makers. The Government did its best to keep the press away: it tried to ensure that no one invaded the privacy of Rajiv’s party by either air or sea.But the list of invitees made news by itself. The privileged bunch included four friends of Rahul and Priyanka, Sonia Gandhi’s sister, brother-in-law and their daughter, her widowed mother, R. Maino, her brother and a maternal uncle. Also present were former MP Amitabh Bachchan, his wife Jaya and their three children. The daughter of Amitabh’s brother Ajitabh, who is being investigated for suspected violation of the Foreign Exchange Regulations Act, had gone along too. The only other Indian guests were the wife and daughter of Bijendra Singh, brother of former Union minister Arun Singh. Two other foreigners completed the party.advertisementSipping coconut water: Relaxed timeWhile Rajiv and Sonia began their holiday only on the afternoon of December 30, Amitabh, the star guest, arrived a day later, aboard a special Cochin – Kavaratti helicopter flight. His wife Jaya had come in four days earlier, escorting Priyanka and her own children.The exercise was undertaken to keep the wraps on Amitabh’s visit to Bangaram. But on the small island of Kavaratti, the secret was no secret on December 31 itself, when he landed for a 50-minute refuelling halt en route to Bangaram. Later, as he landed at Cochin airport on his way back, Amitabh was discovered by an Indian Express photographer, who managed to expose four frames before the film star, his angry warnings unheeded, retreated to a nearby hotel.Along with the presence of his Italian relatives, it was the presence of the Bachchan family that raised the hackles of Rajiv’s critics the most. Opposition leaders wanted to know what kind of message Rajiv was sending to officials probing Ajitabh’s assets in Switzerland by fraternising with Amitabh and his brother’s family. Said Kunji Koya, general secretary of the Indian Union Muslim League at Kavaratti: ‘It’s appalling that the helicopter should be used to transport just one man – that too a man whose name figures in the nation’s biggest scandal.”Aerial view of BangaramBut for an entire idyllic week, all that criticism was quietly ignored. The holiday – makers had an exotic, uninhabited island all to themselves and whiled away their time swimming, sun – bathing and, when the fancy took them, it was fishing and sailing time. They went on picnics to two uninhabited islands nearby, Thinnakara and Parali. And there were beach parties and music and fishing expeditions. Rajiv, Rahul and Priyanka were in the water a lot.But Sonia, who’s prone to asthma, preferred to admire the beauty of the corals through glass – bottomed boats, along with her mother and Jaya Bachchan. While the others frolicked in the lagoon, Sonia would often sit chatting with her mother or Jaya under the shade of a coconut tree.Rajiv, however, roamed about as if he knew his way around the place and even waded into the water to save a bleeding dolphin that had been grounded. He had spent a day at Bangaram in November 1985 and immediately took to the place. “He loved it; he swam a great deal,” recalls Wajahat Habeebullah, administrator of Lakshadweep, who was then in the Prime Minister’s Secretariat. Last September, Rahul and Priyanka too holidayed in Lakshadweep with four friends. Rajiv later cleared their bill of Rs 18,000.advertisementThe cottage where the Gandhis stayedIt is impossible to calculate what the bill may have been as various agencies were involved. The food was provided by the Society for the Promotion of Recreation, Tourism and (Water) Sports (SPORTS), a wing of the Lakshadweep administration. Five of the society’s personnel, including two cooks, were stationed at Bangaram. Of course, the menu was supervised by the Gandhis’ personal cook from New Delhi.A consignment of wines and liquor was also brought in from the capital. A poultry farm with 100 chickens was set up in Agatti. Apart from sugar and freshly – caught fish, island fruits like the Lakshadweep papaya, sapota, small yellow bananas, and guavas were sent. Butter and some 100 loaves of bread were despatched from Kavaratti and from Cochin came Cadbury’s chocolates, 40 crates of cold drinks, 300 bottles of mineral water, Amul Cheese, cashew-nuts, sweet lime, condiments, 20 kg of flour, 105 kg of basmati rice, and fresh vegetables. The first consignment of non – perishable items was moved to Bangaram by ship on December 23. The second arrived three days later and replenishments came on January 1.Amitabh Bachchan outside Cochin airportAccording to sports officials, the administration has been directed to submit all the bills so that Rajiv can make the payment. Says Lakshadweep Collector K.K. Sharma: “We made no special arrangements for the VIP holiday.” Adds Habeebullah: “My job was only to deposit the prime minister at Bangaram. After that, he wanted to be left on his own.”Questionable actions were, however, in evidence. India’s premier warship, INS Virat, was used to transport the Gandhis and moved in the Arabian Sea for 10 days. Its daily expenditure at sea is astronomical as the Virat travels with an entire retinue of escort ships. A submarine was also reported to be in attendance and some defence experts questioned the justification of depriving the navy of its most effective fighting component merely to suit Rajiv’s holiday plans. Considerable expense was also incurred in setting up a special satellite link up at Agatti for the duration of the holiday.Rajiv Gandhi returning: Fond farewellBut on the positive side, the visit brought a lot of welcome publicity to Lakshadweep, which must indeed be one of the prettiest places anywhere in India. The administration of the Union territory is no w waiting for the direct windfall of the high – powered holiday: a rush of tourists. Says the MP from Lakshadweep, P.M. Sayeed: “All this publicity will do us a lot of good.”Some change is already visible. The Cochin office of the Lakshadweep administration says that tourist queries on January 8, for example, were five times more than the usual. Says Habeebullah: “We want tourism to become a full – fledged industry so that it generates economic activity in the island and absorbs the large number of educated unemployed.” Tourist inflow has, moreover, to be regulated in order to ensure fresh water availability and so that no damage is caused to the corals, the flora and the fauna.advertisementOn January 6, the idyllic holiday ended. Priyanka was the first to leave with her companions for Goa. The older group of foreigners followed. Then Amitabh and his family left. At 1.20 p.m. the same day, Rajiv boarded the naval helicopter with Rahul, en route to Amini Island where his first official function for 1988 was scheduled.Rahul was dropped off on the INS Virat so that he could take a ride with his father to Mangalore. Sonia and her relatives were the last to leave. She left Bangaram looking happy and well-rested. But by the time the helicopter landed at Cochin, the public mask had descended. She was back to being the, tense, stone-faced Mrs Prime Minister.Unlike Sonia, as he got off the naval helicopter, Rajiv looked cheerful as he spoke at Amini Island on January 6. The prime minister admitted that he had had a “wonderful holiday”. As he went about surveying erosion control sites and other development programmes, it seemed to be work as usual. Perhaps the only reminder of the holiday was carried under his sleeve: a sophisticated black chronometer, the waterproof watch that comes in handy for yachting and scuba diving.You’ve reached your article limitSign in to keep reading India TodaySign inSign up NOW to get:Premium content on Aaj Tak HD ChannelUnrestricted access to India Today magazine contentGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bysite admin
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, has set out interim guidelines for the sale and serving of beverages in schools. Story Highlights This is aimed at addressing the prevalence of obesity among Jamaica’s school-age population, coupled with the intention to help students make healthier choices. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, has set out interim guidelines for the sale and serving of beverages in schools.This is aimed at addressing the prevalence of obesity among Jamaica’s school-age population, coupled with the intention to help students make healthier choices.School administrators are provided with a list of beverages that are prohibited and those that are permitted, in accordance with the specifics outlined in the guidelines.In a bulletin issued by the Education Ministry, it was noted that a series of sensitisation sessions were held at regional meetings to enable smooth implementation.The guidelines prohibit the sale and the serving of beverages that contain more than six grams to 100 milliliters of sugar in all public educational institutions, from early-childhood to secondary level, during regular school hours and at special school activities.Schools are required to adhere to the standards provided when purchasing beverages from manufacturers, retailers, distributors and other suppliers. Schools will be monitored to ensure adherence to these standards.Monitoring and evaluation of these guidelines will be administered in partnership with the Ministry of Health parish nutritionists and dieticians. However, the regional education officers will be responsible for guiding and monitoring the implementation in collaboration with selected representatives of schools.Chief Education Officer, Dr. Grace McLean, said that as schools go through the transition to implement these guidelines, the Ministry is cognisant of the possible issues that may arise and, therefore, will be using the remaining two terms of the 2018/2019 academic year to make this significant shift towards making the children healthy.Cabinet has approved the interim guidelines for beverages in schools, which took effect on January 1, 2019 and will gradually reduce the portions over a five-year period.
zoom Florida-based shipping company Crowley Maritime Corporation took delivery on April 15 of a product tanker Louisiana, which is the third of four newbuilds having a potential for future conversion to LNG propulsion. Designed by South Korean Hyundai Mipo Dockyards (HMD), the four Jones Act product tankers are being built for the company by Philly Shipyard (PSI) in Philadelphia.The 50,000 dwt Louisiana is to be christened in New Orleans on May 5, according to Crowley. The vessel is capable of carrying 330,000 barrels of product.With its length of 600 feet, Louisiana has the capacity to transport crude oil or refined petroleum products, as well as various chemical cargoes.“Milestones like today show we can deliver solutions that reinforce the value of the Jones Act vessels and American-built and American-crewed trade,” Rob Grune, Crowley’s senior vice president and general manager, petroleum services, said.“We are proud to deliver another Philly-born tanker, the shipyard’s fifth tanker for Crowley and 23rdvessel in total,” Philly Shipyard’s President and CEO Steinar Nerbovik remarked.Louisiana joined sister ships Ohio and Texas, which were delivered in October and December 2015, respectively. They were the first tankers to receive the American Bureau of Shipping’s (ABS) LNG-Ready Level 1 approval, allowing the conversion to LNG propulsion in the future.Crowley’s fourth tanker is under construction at PSI and its delivery is planned for the third quarter of 2016.
Ramallah (Palestinian Territories)- Palestinian investigators said on Friday that Israel is the “only suspect” in the death of president Yasser Arafat, after laboratory tests suggested he died from polonium poisoning.“We say that Israel is the prime and only suspect in the case of Yasser Arafat’s assassination, and we will continue to carry out a thorough investigation to find out and confirm all the details and all elements of the case,” Palestinian inquiry chief Tawfiq Tirawi told a news conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah.Tirawi said the Palestinian inquiry had studied the findings of Swiss scientists, released Wednesday, which “moderately” supported the notion that Arafat had been poisoned. “This is the crime of the 21st century,” Tirawi said. “The fundamental (goal) is to find out who is behind the liquidation of Yasser Arafat.”Palestinian officials on Thursday demanded an international inquiry into Arafat’s “killing”.“The results prove Arafat was poisoned by polonium,” said senior Palestine Liberation Organisation official Wasel Abu Yusef.“This substance is owned by states, not people, meaning that the crime was committed by a state,” he told AFP, calling for an “international committee” to probe the killing along the lines of the one that investigated the murder of Lebanon’s Rafiq Hariri.Speaking to reporters in Lausanne Thursday, the Swiss team said the test results neither confirmed nor denied that polonium was the actual source of his death, although they provided “moderate” backing for the idea he was poisoned by the rare and highly radioactive element.They said the quantity of the deadly substance found on his remains pointed to the involvement of a third party.“We can’t say that polonium was the source of his death… nor can we rule it out,” said Professor Francois Bochud of the Lausanne Institute of Applied Radiophysics.Bochud’s lab measured levels of polonium up to 20 times higher than it is used to detecting.Arafat died in France on November 11, 2004 at the age of 75 after falling sick a month earlier, but doctors were unable to specify the cause of death and no post-mortem was carried out at the time.In November 2012, his remains were exhumed and samples taken, partly to investigate whether he had been poisoned with polonium — a suspicion that grew after the assassination in that manner of Russian ex-spy and Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006.Since Arafat’s death, Palestinian society has long given currency to the rumour that he was murdered, with Israel the party most often blamed.But there has never been any proof.
London – Morocco takes part in Farnborough International Airshow, which kicked off on Monday.Considered as the biggest airshow in the world, the event is on until July 17 and is expected to attract 100,000 people from every part of the world with 1,500 companies exhibiting both military and civil aviation.Morocco’s aeronautics and aviation industry is taking off, with more than 100 European and American companies attracted to the country. The sector has grown by 25 percent in recent years.The sector employs 11,000 people and generates $1bn in turnover. The list of major manufacturers present now in Morocco includes Safran, Bombardier, Boeing and Airbus.Star of the show will be the new F-35 fighter aircraft which failed to show at the last Farnborough two years ago after an engine fire on one of the planes.With MAP
OTTAWA — Canada is working with its allies and reassuring them after the arrest of a top police intelligence official for allegedly leaking secrets, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday.“We are in direct communications with our allies on security … We are also working with them to reassure them, but we want to ensure that everyone understands that we are taking this situation very seriously,” Trudeau said during a campaign stop in St. John’s, Newfoundland.Cameron Ortis, a director general with the national police force’s intelligence unit, was charged on Friday under a 2012 security information law used to prosecute spies.Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Commissioner Brenda Lucki is expected to provide a “short update” and answer questions on the case on Tuesday at 1 p.m. EDT.On Monday, Lucki said the leaks could have hurt allied nations’ intelligence operations.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“We are aware of the potential risk to agency operations of our partners in Canada and abroad and we thank them for their continued collaboration,” she said.Security experts have said the case could damage Canada’s standing inside the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network that also includes the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Britain.
The Isle of EiggCredit:John Peter /Alamy “She couldn’t identify this as a recognisable name and wondered if it might be a futhark inscription, where lines or parts of the futhark alphabet are carved,” said Mr Borland.”However it doesn’t really work as that either. She also noted that the A rune is slightly unusual in its form, differing from the A of the early futhark alphabet. Whilst reluctant to absolutely right it off as being modern, she couldn’t really confirm it as genuinely Norse.”Meanwhile, Professor Henrik Williams, who teaches at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, said he could not identify the name as Norse and did not like the form of some of the runes, particularly the R. Professor Michael Barnes from University College, London – who is one of the leading authorities on Norse inscriptions in the British Isles – believed it was unlikely to be very old “due to layout, form of runes and the size of stone bearing the inscription”.”He offered an interesting alternative reading of furkuson, being an attempt to phonetically represent the Scottish surname Farquharson. It might be worth investigating if the house where the stone was found was ever occupied by someone of that name.”Mr Borland concluded: “I think it’s fair to say that on balance, even the expert opinion is tending towards uncertain at best but probably not genuinely Norse.“Having said that, someone in the future might arrive at a different conclusion so don’t go chucking it out. At the very least it’s an interesting piece of social history.”He said he hoped to make a trip to the island and see the stone for himself. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “Furk equalling the obvious expletive, similar to the way someone might say/write frock off or feck off. Plus, the early futhark alphabet does not have the letter C.”Us could be read as ‘us’ but I thought it might be the west-of-Scotland vernacular ‘yous’, meaning you plural. Al reading as ‘all,’ the missing second L due perhaps to a lack of space. So furk us all or furk yous all.”Dr Ragnhild Ljosland, who lectures at the Centre for Nordic Studies, University of the Highlands and Islands, Orkney, also read it as “either furkusal or furku.al”, the letter explained. It was found by a resident of the isolated Isle of EiggCredit:Stephen Finn/Alamy When a resident on the Isle of Eigg decided to clean his drains, he had no idea that he would stumble upon a mystery that would baffle archaeologists around the world.The islander’s discovery of a boulder with the letters “Furku.Al” scratched into its surface has sparked a lively debate among experts as to whether it is a genuine runic inscription.The resident alerted Camille Dressler, chair of the Eigg History Society, about his potentially significant find, and she sent a photograph to Historic Environment Scotland (HES). “It looks quite ancient. We are intrigued by it,” Ms Dressler told The Daily Telegraph. “We just hope it is a genuine Norse inscription as that would highlight the Norse heritage of the island.”The island, which off the coast of Scotland and is home to around 100 residents, was invaded by the Vikings around 1,300 years ago. John Borland, a survey manager and member of the HES Heritage directorate, wrote to Ms Dressler, explaining that he consulted several experts in runic inscriptions about the find.”My reading of the inscription was furkusal. Whilst this might be a recognisable Norse name, I thought it more likely that it was a humorous (attempted, anyway) play on words,” he said. I think it’s fair to say that on balance, even the expert opinion is tending towards uncertain at bestJohn Borland
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Andrew Pester, Chief Executive of the British Parking Association has also welcomed the bill. “A single, mandatory code of practice across the whole sector is important to ensure that unscrupulous providers don’t undermine the parking sector with bad practice,” he said.“As the leading authority in the sector we shall continue to work closely with Government and key stakeholders to press for progress towards a positive outcome for all.”Unlike parking tickets issued by the council or a fixed penalty notice from the police, private car parking notices are charges for breaking a contract rather than breaking the law. In England and Wales wheel clamping by private landowners, or companies that work for them, was banned in 2012 under the Protection of Freedom Act. In Scotland it was banned in 1992. In March 2015 councils were told to give drivers a 10-minute grace period before issuing a parking fine in an effort to reduce the number of disputed tickets. Drivers are set to receive new legal protections from private parking operators as the Government backs plans to ban cowboy firms from accessing motorists’ details and issuing fines.Independent parking companies are issuing almost 13 times more illegitimate tickets than a decade ago, making as much as £100million a year. The government has confirmed that it will support new legislation aimed at raising standards among parking companies to stop drivers being subject to unreasonably large charges and threats.The RAC estimates that the total value of illegitimate parking tickets issued by private companies in a single year could be as much as £100million. Nearly 10,000 people approached the Citizen’s Advice Bureau for advice on private parking tickets last year.The Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government says drivers are increasingly complaining of inconsistent practices, substandard signage, confusing appeals processes and intimidating payment letters.“For too long drivers have suffered from unjust fines at the hands of dodgy parking firms,” said Secretary of State for Communities Sajid Javid.Under the proposed plans a new code of practice will be developed in conjunction with motorists groups. Those falling foul of the rules will then be blocked from accessing DVLA data, with the aim of forcing them out of the industry. The DVLA makes more than £1.4million a month from selling motorists’ information to companies for £2.50 a vehicle.“We need a fairer, clearer and more consistent system that brings the small minority of unscrupulous operators in line with those who are behaving appropriately,” said Javid. “That is why Government is putting the brakes on these rogue operators and backing new laws that will put a stop to aggressive behaviour and provide a simpler way for drivers to appeal fines.”The latest crackdown comes after dozens of doctors, nurses and support workers were left suffering high levels of stress and sickness after a NHS trust authorised a private car park operator to pursue them through the courts over unpaid fines. In July last year medical and admin staff at University Hospital of Wales (UHW) face an estimated total bill of £12.8 million after a court ruled they were liable to pay £128 for each ticket they received, plus tens of thousands in court fees.Industry bodies have voiced their support for the bill, which was introduced by Sir Greg Knight MP, and it will receive its Second Reading in the House of Commons on Friday.“Motorists will be delighted that the Government is throwing its weight behind Sir Greg Knight’s move to bring some much needed regulatory rigour to the world of private parking,” said Steve Gooding, director of the RAC Foundation.”We all hoped the ban on clamping would end the sharp practices that had come to plague private parking, but the fact that companies are issuing millions of penalty tickets annually is clear evidence that something is still going badly awry.“Drivers don’t want a parking free-for-all, but they do want a system that is fair to all parties and that’s what a code of practice set by Government – rather than the industry itself – should bring about.”
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. World’s End serial killer Angus Sinclair has died in prison aged 73.He was jailed for life in 2014 for raping and killing Christine Eadie and Helen Scott, both 17, in Edinburgh with his brother-in-law Gordon Hamilton, who died in 1996.His crimes became known as the World’s End murders because the girls were last seen leaving a pub by that name in the city’s old town on 15 October 1977.The pair had been bound and strangled with their underwear. Their bodies were discovered the following day in East Lothian.Judges described Sinclair’s murders as displaying “an immeasurable capacity for evil, depravity, and sadism”. Sinclair spent more than half his life behind bars, originally being jailed in 1982 for sexually assaulting girls between the ages of six and 14.He was also convicted of the 1978 murder of 17-year-old Mary Gallacher, who was raped and stabbed near a railway line in Glasgow as she went to meet a friend.In 1961, also in Glasgow, he strangled seven-year-old Catherine Reehill then dumped her body on a tenement stairway.Detectives suspect he could have also been behind several unsolved murders from the 1970s.The killer was ordered to serve a minimum of 37 years in prison for the murders of Eadie and Scott – the longest minimum sentence ever imposed by a Scottish court. The Scottish Prison Service confirmed he died overnight at HMP Glenochil in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Christine Eadie (left) and Helen ScottCredit:Lothian and Borders Police/PA
As much as I have been a fan of the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who, I also wished I owned a sonic screwdriver. There’s no telling how useful that could have been in my earlier life with all the electronic projects I used to work on. But a sonic screwdriver is just the stuff of myth and television fantasy, right? Not so.Scientists at Bristol University are researching sonic technology that could one day be used just like the Doctor’s favorite tool by utilizing sound waves that can be used like a real screwdriver. Bruce Drinkwater who is a Professor of Ultrasonics at Bristol explains.AdChoices广告Doctor Who is renowned for bending the rules of science. But technology has radically moved on since the Doc first stepped out of his Tardis in the sixties. Whilst a fully functioning time machine may still be light years away, engineers are already experimenting with ultrasonic waves to move and manipulate small objects. Apparently it works by using ultrasonic waves that are way above a human’s range of hearing. These powerful waves could be spun or otherwise manipulated to apply force to a particular item, which in turn would cause the affected item to rotate.But while it could be decades before we all start keeping sonic screwdrivers in our pockets or toolboxes, as a sci-fi geek it is satisfying to know that there are scientists out there that are working to turn science-fiction into science-fact.Read more at Bristol University, via Cosmic Log
21 Comments By Stephen McDermott Aug 25th 2019, 7:45 AM Source: Hayden Nix/Twitter https://jrnl.ie/4781371 Short URL WATCH…This is why you take thunderstorms seriously!Scary situation as a t-storm developed near the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, GA. Golf players, as well as spectators, were seeking shelter. 4 people were reported being treated due to the lightning strike. #gawx #arwx pic.twitter.com/GQHCx2mqfG— Hayden Nix (@HaydenNix) August 24, 2019 Irish golf fan among six injured after lightning strike in US A number of people were injured after two lightning strikes hit trees on the course. Updated Aug 25th 2019, 1:44 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 38,649 Views Sunday 25 Aug 2019, 1:44 PM Share7 Tweet Email AN IRISH GOLF fan was among six people who were injured after lightning struck trees at a golf tournament in the US on Saturday.Four fans were injured after two lightning strikes hit trees at the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, showering debris over nearby fans.Paramedics treated the four spectators, while two other injured fans also received treatment before being hospitalised.“Our latest report is that their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening,” the PGA Tour said in a statement.A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs said it is aware of the case and providing consular assistance.Dramatic slow motion footage of the incident screened by NBC television showed a lightning bolt hitting a large tree near the fans before bursting into flames.The lightning strikes hit the course shortly after players had been removed for safety reasons as storms rolled into the area.Play is set resume on Sunday at 8am local time (12pm GMT).“The safety of our fans, players and partners is of the utmost importance,” the PGA Tour added.With reporting from – © AFP 2019
Car hits, kills contractor in Emerald Hills KUSI Newsroom, September 17, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A contractor was struck and killed by a car Monday on an Emerald Hills-area road while he was in the area surveying property, authorities said.The 73-year-old pedestrian was crossing the street in the 5300 block of Geneva Avenue when the eastbound vehicle hit him shortly before 7:30 a.m., according to San Diego police.The car then veered to the right and crashed into a parked vehicle, Sgt. Tim Underwood said.The victim died at the scene. His name was withheld pending family notification.The 25-year-old motorist was cooperating with police, SDPD public- affairs Officer Billy Hernandez said. It was not immediately clear who was at fault for the accident. Posted: September 17, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter