Harness the power of modifier keys with this new After Effects keyboard.Cover image via Logickeyboard.Logickeyboard has released their new After Effects keyboard, and it’s a drastic improvement over the previous model. The design relies on an entirely new color system, focusing more on modifier keys such as ALT, SHIFT and CONTROL. This fresh look puts forty-four additional shortcuts at your fingertips, making your After Effects workflow that much smoother. Let’s take a closer look. If you’ve ever worked with keyboard shortcuts, then you know how important modifier keys are. Using just one or two opens up a number of options. That’s exactly why Logickeyboard has paid more attention to these keys and their shortcuts. Modifier keys are color-coded in pink, blue and purple, so you can match these colors with shortcut keys to quickly reference all of the corresponding shortcuts available for that particular key.Eight colors group keyboard shortcuts into the following categories:Layers and navigationMarkersOpenTime navigationActivate toolsProperties in timelineMultiTimeline and workarea If the color-coded system isn’t enough for you, check out the new After Effects cheat sheet available online at Logickeyboard’s website. Use this reference tool to search shortcuts by color or keyword and quickly find what you’re looking for.Pick one of these up for $124.90 at the website.Have you used Logickeyboard’s latest shortcut keyboard? Let us know in the comments.
A 21-year-old student was shot dead allegedly by the son of a Manipur minister prompting a local committee to demand his immediate resignation over the incident.Irom Roger, a student in a Bangalore institute who had come to Manipur to participate in the holi festival was allegedly shot dead by N Ajai Meitei (27), son of Manipur minister for Irrigation, Flood Control and Sports N Biren, last evening at Kwakeithel area in Imphal West district,Police said.Official sources said that police suspected personal enmity appeared to be the cause.Meitei chased Roger in a vehicle and allegedly shot him from a M-20 pistol, they said, adding that Meitei later surrendered to police with his pistol.A spokesman of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) against the killing of 21-year old student Irom Roger said the JAC has submitted a memorandum to chief minister O Ibobi Singh this morning asking him to sack N Biren Singh for proper investigation into the matter.Senior opposition MLA O Joy (Manipur People’s Party) on Monday raised the issue in the state assembly during zero hour demanding a proper investigation into the incident.Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh said in the Assembly that he would make a statement during the present assembly session.- With PTI inputs
England captain Eoin Morgan said his team is full of confidence heading into their opening World Twenty20 match against West Indies on Wednesday. England have failed to make it past the second round since winning the title in 2010 but Morgan said his players had a positive mindset after winning warm-up matches against New Zealand and a Mumbai Cricket Association XI.”We are in a really good place mentally,” Morgan told reporters on Tuesday.”As long as we execute our plans and go about our business the way we normally do I think we’ll be in a stable position.”England have struggled in recent times against quality spin bowling but Morgan did not expect spin to play a major role in the first two matches against West Indies and South Africa, both at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. England’s next Group 1 matches – against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka – will be staged in New Delhi.”It’s normally a good batting surface here,” he said. “It’s another challenge for a bowler to try and emphasize taking wickets and holding momentum throughout the innings.”England defeated Pakistan in the Twenty20 series on slow wickets in the United Arab Emirates earlier this year but arrived in India after losing both T20s against South Africa last month.Morgan said England’s batsmen have learnt from their mistakes in South Africa and hope they will play with more positive intent in India.”We learnt a lot particularly about our batting which stuttered a bit in South Africa,” he said. “We are a young and developing side and we will gain experience by playing smarter cricket.”advertisementTop three batsmen Alex Hales, Jason Roy and Joe Root all scored in both warm-up matches while seamers Liam Plunkett, Reece Topley, David Willey and Chris Jordan were among the wickets.”It’s important to gain momentum as early as possible in the tournament because Twenty20 is very funny in regard to confidence and momentum,” Morgan said. “It’s very easy when you have it (momentum), but when you try to gain it back it could become a difficult challenge.”
LONDON (AP) — Philippe Coutinho starred as Liverpool emphatically maintained control of its Champions League qualification hopes with a 4-0 win over West Ham on Sunday.Coutinho set up Daniel Sturridge before adding a superb double of his own to ensure Liverpool can secure its place in the Premier League’s top four by beating relegated Middlesbrough in next weekend’s season finale at Anfield.The victory takes Liverpool back to third — four points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal.“We were a really deserved winner. The start in the second half was brilliant – we played really good football and we were more direct,” Klopp said.“Nobody will go into this game and underestimate Middlesbrough. But if we can be as focused and fluent as today then it will be difficult (for Middlesbrough).”Liverpool rounded off its impressive second-half display in the 76th when the increasingly confident Sturridge showed sublime skill to help set up a tap-in for Divock Origi.Tottenham signed out of White Hart Lane, and Hull left the Premier League.Sunday’s results meant there’s only Champions League qualification at stake entering the final week of the season.Tottenham locked down second place by beating Manchester United 2-1 in its final game before leaving its north London home of 118 years. Tottenham’s hopes of catching newly crowned champion Chelsea ended a week ago, but it was still able to secure its highest finish in 54 years.Tottenham’s triumph ended Jose Mourinho’s hopes of United making the top four, leaving three teams chasing the last two Champions League spots: Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal.The three relegation spots have also been filled. Hull joined Sunderland and Middlesbrough in dropping into the second tier after losing 4-0 at Crystal Palace.___TOTTENHAM 2, MANCHESTER UNITED 1Tottenham is leaving White Hart Lane after completing its best campaign at the stadium for more than a century. Spurs are due back on the site in a new 61,000-seat stadium in August 2018, after a season at Wembley.This was the perfect send-off.Victor Wanyama’s sixth-minute header set the tone for a carnival atmosphere and Harry Kane added his 28th goal of the season at the start of the second half. United captain Wayne Rooney pulled one back but Tottenham held on to win before a ceremony, featuring past and current players, to bid farewell to the stadium.The players are now looking to the future. By the time they are playing in the new home, they’ll hope to have delivered Tottenham’s first league title since 1961.“It’s been a progression from (third) last season,” Kane said. “We’ve just got to keep it going, keep working hard, keep getting better and hopefully next season we’ll finish first.“To finish strong and finish unbeaten here is something special.”It wasn’t so memorable for the “Special One,” with Mourinho’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League with United now resting on beating Ajax in the Europa League final later this month.“We know that it is a big objective, we know that if we lose the final we don’t play Champions League,” said Mourinho, who has already collected the League Cup. “But we fight for titles and probably other clubs finishing in the top four, probably they would like to be in our position to try to fight for a title.”CRYSTAL PALACE 4, HULL 0Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce maintained his status as a survival specialist, having never been relegated in management.“I said to myself this would be the hardest one, given the quality of the teams we had to play on the run-in,” Allardyce said. “If you’ve got the label, you accept it (as a firefighter), but building for the future relieves the stress on you. I wouldn’t want to keep fighting relegation at the end of every season. It’s about building for the future.”Marco Silva couldn’t save Hull, though, in his five months in charge. Hull makes an instant return to the League Championship.Hull never recovered after gifting Wilfried Zaha a third-minute goal. It was followed by Christian Benteke’s header, Luka Milivojevic’s 85th-minute penalty and Patrick van Aanholt’s late strike.TweetPinShare0 Shares
The 2018 World Cup is turning out be one of most exciting in recent memory.Defending champions Germany lost at the hands of Mexico, while Argentina were held to a draw by Iceland only to lost their next match against Croatia.Five-time champions Brazil failed to beat Switzerland and Japan became the first Asian side to be a South American opponent at a World Cup when they registered a victory against Colombia. Football fever is highest during a World Cup but the constant twists and turns has fans glued to their television set for every minute of action.However, the change in scheduling of matches has give rise to the most difficult conundrums for the fans.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThe last two matches of all groups are being played at the same time in order to ensure that the result of one match doesn’t influence the other one. That means fans are being forced to choose between games to watch.But they are not ready to give up. The ardent fans will go to any length to get their own way. And Twitter was flooded with pictures of innovative ways used by the viewers to catch both games at the same time.FIXTURES | POINTS TABLESome streamed one match on their laptop, while the other was put on the television. Those in the office used two computer systems to stream both matches at the same time.Don’t you just love #worldcup not content with 3 games a day we now get to watch 2 at same time @5liveSport #URURUS #KSAEGY #nufc pic.twitter.com/bb2JdPI3JfadvertisementGeorge Cook (@cookster1969) June 25, 2018I been flipping between both games and my son just set it up for picture in picture and I feel super old now. pic.twitter.com/auxVMSNwwA(@foIIaje) June 25, 2018Two games at the same time during work = No problem #bbcworldcup @BBCSport @BBCMOTD pic.twitter.com/cZ2hO2m6tjLuke Harrison (@Luke_Harrison95) June 25, 2018Russia vs Uruguay and Saudi Arabia vs Egypt were the first matches to be broadcasted at the same time in this World Cup. While Uruguay thrashed hosts Russia 3-0 to finish at the top of Group A, Saudi Arabia registered a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Egypt.In Group B fixtures, Spain played out a 2-2 draw against and Portugal held Iran to a 1-1 draw as both European nations progressed to the knockouts.
By Saumojyoti S Choudhury Bhubaneswar, Nov 30 (PTI) Eighteen brave men from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region produced a gritty performance to help debutants China register a fighting 2-2 draw against higher-ranked England in a Pool B match of the men’s hockey World Cup here Friday. Unusual it may sound, but very few people know that China’s entire 18-member men’s hockey team making its debut in the World Cup belongs to just one province — Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. China is made up of 34 provinces. These 18 brave hearts fought hard and stunningly held world no.7 England with a last-minute goal to eke out a point from the encounter. China’s men’s hockey team’s best result in the sport till date is a silver medal finish at the 2006 Doha Asian Games but they sprung a surprise in its maiden World Cup match. England started the match as overwhelming favourites, but the Chinese stunned their opponents early in the game when Xiaoping Gao (5th minute) scored a brilliant field goal from a tight angle after dribbling past three defenders. Taken aback by the goal, the Englishmen went on the offensive and finally managed to equalise a minute from the first quarter when Mark Gleghorne (14th) converted a penalty corner. Thereafter, it was a struggle for the English to break the resolute Chinese defence despite enjoying lion’s share of possession and creating numerous chances. A silly defensive mistake by Yang Ao inside the box allowed England to take the lead through Liam Ansell in the 48th minute.advertisement But the Chinese didn’t give up and continued to show sparks in patches. While defending stoutly, they also started to threaten the English citadel with swift counter-attacks. China’s persistence finally bore fruit and the brave men broke England’s heart just a minute from the final hooter. From one such counter-attack China secured a penalty corner in the 59th minute, which was inarguably their last try, and Talake Du was precise with his dragflick to sent his dug out into a frenzy. China’s South Korean coach Sang Ryul Kim praised the lion-hearted efforts of his men, saying the result came as a “surprise” to him. “We came here with no high expectation as we are making our debut. What we wanted was to show fight and we did that today. It was a gritty performance from the boys and it was a good surprise to see us score 2 goals today,” Kim said after the match. China will next play Ireland on December 4 while England will be up against reigning two-time world champions Australia on the same day. PTI SSC ATKATK
Lionel Messi ‘Dybala cannot be compared to Messi’ – Only Ronaldo is at Barca star’s level, says Cassano Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 16:37 19/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty composite Lionel Messi Paulo Dybala Juventus Barcelona Real Madrid Serie A Primera División Cristiano Ronaldo The Juventus star continues to be likened to his fellow Argentine, but a former Real Madrid forward believes he is more in the Vincenzo Montella mould Antonio Cassano has stressed Paulo Dybala is “incomparable” with Lionel Messi, with the Juventus star more like Vincenzo Montella than the Barcelona icon.After starting the season in blistering form for the reigning Serie A champions, Dybala continues to draw comparisons with his fellow Argentine.Juve 18/1 to win CL with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing He has been quick to distance himself from such talk, and Cassano is the latest to suggest that the 23-year-old cannot yet be considered to be at the same level as global greats.The ex-Italy international believes only Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo gets close to Messi, with Dybala’s skill set placing him a little down the pecking order in a talent pool which includes the man currently in charge of AC Milan – who shone for Sampdoria and Roma in his playing days.Cassano told the Tiki Taka show on Italia 1: “The comparison between Messi and Dybala? For me Messi is the greatest player in history and you cannot compare him to anyone – maybe a little to Cristiano Ronaldo. “Dybala is a great player but is incomparable to Messi.“For me, Dybala resembles Montella. He has great technique, is strong, smart and has so many goals, as did Vincenzo. Montella scored more than 150 goals and was an extraordinary player.”Dybala has netted 10 times in just six appearances for Juve this season, with his latest outing seeing him grab a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Sassuolo.He told Sky Sport Italia after that game on the Messi comparisons: “I’m Dybala. It’s not that I don’t like the comparison, but he’s a legend. He has done things that no one has ever done in the history of football.”I don’t want to be compared to anyone. You can send the messages but I want to have my own career and win my own trophies.”
Share on WhatsApp Newcastle United Match previews Share on Pinterest Premier League Share on LinkedIn news Arsenal Share on Twitter Share via Email Topics Share on Facebook Reuse this content Share on Messenger Rafael Benítez has tried everything in recent games – different formations, different personnel – and the captain, Jamaal Lascelles, admitted there had been harsh words after Wednesday’s loss to Everton. But Newcastle United have been unable to stop their slump; it is now seven defeats in eight and, unsurprisingly, the nerve ends on Tyneside are raw. A visit to Arsenal does not seem like the best medicine but Arsène Wenger’s side are also jittery. David HytnerKick-off Saturday 3pm Venue Emirates StadiumLast season Arsenal 1 Newcastle Utd 0Referee Stuart AtwellThis season G6, Y21, R1, 3.66 cards per gameOdds H 2-7 A 11-2 D 12-1ArsenalSubs from Ospina, Macey, Iliev, Giroud, Chambers, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Elneny, Nelson, Akpom, WelbeckDoubtful Mustafi (thigh), Walcott (groin)Injured Ramsey (hamstring, Jan), Cazorla (achilles, unknown)Suspended NoneForm WWWLDDDiscipline Y24 R0Leading scorer Lacazette 8Newcastle UtdSubs from Elliot, Clark, Gámez, Haïdara, Murphy, Joselu, Aarons, Saivet, Mbemba, Dummett, DiaméDoubtful NoneInjured Mitrovic (back, unknown)Suspended Shelvey (first of two)Form LLDLLLDiscipline Y28 R2Leading scorers Gayle, Joselu 3
Transfers Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Madrid prepare €200m bid for De Bruyne Goal Last updated 1 year ago 02:00 2/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Getty Images Transfers Premier League Bundesliga Ligue 1 Serie A Primera División Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond Madrid prepare massive De Bruyne bidReal Madrid president Florentino Perez is prepared to smash the club transfer record with a €200 million offer for Kevin De Bruyne, claims Don Balon.The Manchester City midfielder has been in sparkling form this season, spearheading the club’s march to the Premier League summit. AdChoices广告And while Madrid do not lack for talent in the engine room, Perez is desperate to see one of the world’s best midfielders pull on the Blancos shirt and is willing to pay big money for the privilege. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Madrid to offer £100m plus Bale for HazardReal Madrid are set to offer £100m plus Gareth Bale to Chelsea in an attempt to land Eden Hazard, reports the Express.The Spanish giants have made the Belgian their top target for the summer, and the 27-year-old is yet to sign a new deal with the Blues. And Los Blancos are now willing to part with former Tottenham star Bale and a massive amount of cash in order to get a deal done. Inter & AC Milan want Balotelli backInter and AC Milan are looking to lure Mario Balotelli back to San Siro from Nice this summer, The Sun reports.The striker has been impressive again this season, netting twice on Thursday as they Nice 3-2 to Lokomotiv Moscow in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie — taking his tally to 21 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions.However, the Italian’s time in Ligue 1 has not been all smooth, as was shown last week when he was given a yellow card for complaining to the referee about racist abuse coming from the crowd.Balotelli has been linked with a return to Italy already, with Juventus said to be looking for a way to sign him, but he could opt for a more familiar club, with both Milan clubs interested.Bailey could get England World Cup call-upEngland are considering including Leon Bailey in their squad for the 2018 World Cup if the Bayer Leverkusen winger switches allegiance from Jamaica, The Mirror says.The 20-year-old has impressed since joining Bayer Leverkusen and has already been linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United. However, he could be set for a change at national team level first as the Football Association look to capitalise on his eligibility to play for England.The Jamaica Under-23 international qualifies for the Three Lions through his grandparents, and the British newspaper reports that Gareth Southgate is considering making a call to the winger.Zidane considers Real Madrid exitZinedine Zidane is considering leaving Real Madrid at the end of the season, according to AS.The French coach himself has admitted that he finds his job in charge of the European champions “tiring”, but maintains he is not ready to leave the club. However, the Spanish outlet claims Zidane has already told those around him that he will walk away if he feels he cannot take the team forward, with that time seemingly approaching.The former Madrid and Juventus star is said to have his sights set on taking over the France national team when Didier Deschamps leaves. Milan eyeing MemphisAC Milan are keeping an eye on Memphis Depay’s progress at Lyon and are considering making an offer for the winger in the summer, reports Calciomercato.The Netherlands international has impressed since joining the French side from Manchester United and has scored 12 times in 30 Ligue 1 and Europa League appearances this season.While Milan are yet to make contact with Lyon, they are hoping to lure Memphis to Serie A during the next transfer window as they continue to scout him. PSG in for Marcos RojoParis Saint-Germain are lining up a £30 million offer for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo as the Argentina international holds off on signing a new contract, The Mirror claims.Jose Mourinho has grown frustrated by how long negotiations are taking as the Old Trafford club look to tie Rojo to a new long-term deal, but talks are likely to be disrupted even further as PSG are hoping to reunite him with compatriot Angel Di Maria in the French capital.Herrera wants Italy switchHector Herrera is in talks with AC Milan and is looking to make a summer move from Porto, A Bola reports.The 27-year-old Mexico international is contracted to the Portuguese side until 2019 and the club are expected to demand Milan meet his €40 million release clause if they want to land him. But Herrera is apparently already in talks with the Rossoneri and hopes to begin next term in Serie A.Spurs line up Watford double swoopTottenham are eyeing a £50million double swoop on Watford for Richarlison and Abdoulaye Doucoure, reports The Sun . Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to add support for star man Harry Kane and has been impressed by the Brazilian in the Premier League.Doucoure hasn’t signed a new deal and would add a measure of stability to Tottenham’s midfielder at a relatively cheap price, with the two players set for big wage hikes with the London club. Man City ready to move for WeiglManchester City have been scouting Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl and are ready to make him one of the club’s top targets for the summer window, according to the Mirror . Pep Guardiola wants an enforcer in his midfielder, but the 22-year-old will not be a cheap option. BVB will not listen to offers until they reach the £40m-mark. Chelsea want Aguero for HazardManchester City are ready to offer make a £150million offer to bring in Chelsea star Eden Hazard, but the Blues are only willing to listen if Sergio Aguero is part of the deal, reports the Sunday Star (via the Mirror ). Both players still have two years left on their current deals, and Real Madrid are closely following the situation.Neymar won’t receive Ronaldo’s Madrid wagesRumours of Neymar joining Real Madrid persist, but the signing of the Brazilian star would come with a hefty financial penalty for the player, according to Don Balon .While PSG’s potential exit from the Champions League has put the players at the club, including Neymar, on notice, an alleged clause in Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract dictates that he must be the top earner for Madrid. With Los Blancos set to keep the Portuguese for at least one more season, that clause would force the PSG star to take a substantial pay cut to join the Spanish giants. Mane set for Liverpool pay riseLiverpool are set to hand Sadio Mane a bumper pay rise after his showing for the club in the Champions League, reports the Mirror .With three years left to run on his current deal there is no rush for a new contract, but if the forward is willing to sign on for two extra years he would be in line to double his wages and move in line with the club’s top earners. Arsenal preparing for life without WengerArsenal are preparing for life without Arsene Wenger, according to the Daily Mail . Josh Kroenke, son of owner Stan, has moved to London to conduct an in-depth review of all aspects of the club.While the report claims that the younger Kroenke won’t be interfering with the daily running of the London outfit, the move is seen as part of Ivan Gazidis’ promise that there would be a “catalyst of change.”Mou & Poch top PSG wishlistJose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino are on PSG’s shortlist to replace Unai Emery, according to the Mirror . Emery is under pressure following the French side’s loss to Real Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie. Should the club not recover in the return leg, it is expected that the Ligue 1 side’s owners will move swiftly, with the Tottenham and Manchester United managers at the top of the list along with former Barca manager Luis Enrique. Chelsea to use Batshuayi in Pulisic bidChelsea are hoping Borussia Dortmund’s interest in keeping Michy Batshauyi will boost their hopes of signing Christian Pulisic, claims the Daily Mail .Batshuayi has been quick to make an impact during his loan spell at Dortmund , with reports claiming the Bundesliga club want to sign the striker on a permanent basis.If Dortmund do make a permanent push for Batshuayi in the summer, then Chelsea are ready to use that interest as leverage in their bid for Pulisic.Man Utd fan Pulisic , who has also been linked with the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid, is one of football’s best young players, and Chelsea are eager to steal a march on their rivals to sign the USA international.Liverpool want Ceballos to replace CoutinhoLiverpool have found their Philippe Coutinho replacement at Anfield, with Dani Ceballos the ideal choice for Jurgen Klopp according to Don Balon .Coutinho left the Reds in January to join Barcelona for €160 million, but Klopp has not yet used that money to bring in a new midfielder, preferring to bide his time and wait until the summer.Ceballos is seen as a suitable candidate for Coutinho’s former role in the Liverpool XI, and is reportedly unhappy with a lack of first-team opportunities under Zinedine Zidane at Santiago Bernabeu. 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Liverpool defender Alexander-Arnold loves the FA Cupby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold admits he loves the FA Cup.The Reds meet Wolves in the third round today.“We’re going there to win,” said Alexander-Arnold, 20.“It’s not a free hit against Wolves. It’s a chance to win a trophy – and everyone at Liverpool wants to win things.“We’re not going there to get knocked out. We want to win. It becomes a habit.“I remember Steven Gerrard’s goal against West Ham. It was a great final and a great day for the club.“We’re all trying to get back to those days again – and hopefully that will happen this season.“Liverpool is a great club with a massive history, and the players who are here now must carry that responsibility.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Evans insists Leicester due big things under Rodgersby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJonny Evans insists Leicester City are on their way to big things under manager Brendan Rodgers.With Rodgers, Leicester have emerged as serious contenders for a top-four place with defender Evans playing a key role in their push for a Champions League spot. “We always aim high and we’ve got ambitions to really try to achieve something this season,” said Evans to the Mirror.“Before the season started, our aim was to break into the European places and that’s something we’ll try to achieve.“One of the biggest changes Brendan Rodgers has made is changing the mentality, giving the lads belief.“He’s a very positive manager. He’s obviously got his tactical abilities too, and we’re learning from him every day. He’s always challenging us on that side and giving the lads the confidence to go and express themselves.“He’s very demanding but in a way that all the lads are responding to him. But the biggest thing is that you have to believe you can achieve something and that’s something he’s trying to give to us as players.“Football can change so quickly. We won the league and then finished seventh the next season.“So it’s very difficult to predict what’s going to happen. But we’ve got great owners who are backing the club in a tremendous way. They’re very ambitious and that filters down from the top.”
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says greater focus is being placed on the training of persons for the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, particularly for higher-end activities and high-value positions.He informed that the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), through its free zones, will be working closely with the HEART Trust/NTA and the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) to develop an incubator geared towards knowledge services and technology-type work.Additionally, he said, programmes have been developed by the HEART Trust with the aid of operators within the sector, for BPO-related courses, on-the-job management training, international accreditation of courses and apprenticeship programmes.He noted that the Port Authority has also supported and participated in activities to create a skills development programme to support global services in Jamaica.This will be funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and will see the implementation of a finishing school, among other things, to improve employability gaps.“We have begun to diversify the type of work performed in Jamaica to create more opportunities for tertiary graduates,” Minister Vaz said.He was speaking at the opening of the ibex headquarters for the Caribbean and Central America located in the Digicel Building, 14 Ocean Boulevard in downtown Kingston on January 17.In the meantime, Minister Vaz said the next steps for the BPO sector include areas such as shared services, legal process outsourcing (LPO), and medical process outsourcing (MPO).“We have actively engaged several international shared-services operators and LPO operators in an effort to get them to expand to Jamaica,” he said.He informed that JAMPRO has engaged local universities and key stakeholders in a bid to provide details on higher-level jobs available to graduates in the new areas.“The sky is the limit for the BPO sector, and we intend to capitalise on every aspect of this lucrative industry for the benefit of Jamaica and Jamaicans,” Minister Vaz declared.Ibex, headquartered in Washington DC, USA, delivers onshore, nearshore and offshore BPO solutions in seven countries across 26 sites, maintaining a network of more than 17,000 employees.In 2016, ibex opened its Portmore location, which has since been expanded by an additional 23,000 square feet. The company continues to work towards achieving its goal of employing 5,000 persons in Jamaica in the long-term.The Jamaica BPO industry currently stands at approximately 25,000 full-time employees. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says greater focus is being placed on the training of persons for the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, particularly for higher-end activities and high-value positions. Story Highlights In the meantime, Minister Vaz said the next steps for the BPO sector include areas such as shared services, legal process outsourcing (LPO), and medical process outsourcing (MPO). Additionally, he said, programmes have been developed by the HEART Trust with the aid of operators within the sector, for BPO-related courses, on-the-job management training, international accreditation of courses and apprenticeship programmes.
Tehran: President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the United States would fail with its “warmongering” and warned that Iran was ready to further reduce its nuclear commitments in response. “The Americans must understand that bellicosity and warmongering don’t work in their favour. Both… must be abandoned,” Rouhani told a meeting of his cabinet in remarks aired on state television. “The enemy imposed ‘maximum pressure’ on us. Our response is to resist and confront this.” Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USArch-foes Tehran and Washington have been at loggerheads since May last year when US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal and began reimposing crippling sanctions. Iran has riposted by scaling back its nuclear commitments in response to the US withdrawal from the deal, which gave it the promise of relief from sanctions in return for curbs on its atomic programme. In his remarks on Wednesday, Rouhani said Iran was ready to comply with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) only if the Americans did so too. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”We have said many times that our policy… is one of peaceful (nuclear) technology, and that our approach in the JCPOA is commitment for commitment,” he said. “We have taken the third step… If it is essential and necessary in the future, we will take other steps,” he added. Iran said on Saturday it was firing up advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium at a faster rate — its third step in reducing its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal. It had already hit back twice before with countermeasures in retaliation for the US withdrawal from the accord. On July 1, it said it had increased its stockpile of enriched uranium to beyond the 300-kilogram maximum set by the deal. A week later, it announced it had exceeded a 3.67-percent cap on the purity of its uranium stocks.
An animal rescue group is working to rehome more than 100 small birds found in a foreclosed house in Ottawa.Jill Woods, who runs the Feathered Haven Parrot Rescue in Smiths Falls, Ont., said the birds — 106 finches and two canaries — were rescued from a “hoarding situation” on Sunday.She said a family member of a woman evicted from the home last week contacted the Wild Bird Care Centre in Ottawa, which then contacted Feathered Haven.Woods said it took a co-ordinated effort to get the birds out of the home, where some of the finches were in cages and others were flying free.Volunteers had to use blankets like nets to corral the free-flying birds into cages to be rescued, she said.“At one point there were 24 of us, including people keeping vehicles warm in case birds needed emergency transport,” Woods said in a phone interview Wednesday.The rescued birds weren’t in good shape, Woods said. Two have since died and the rest are being monitored by vets, she said.“Finches eat an awful, awful lot. They’re small, they’re very hyper. We found dishes of what looked like seed, but it was actually just husks. They had eaten the seeds,” she said of the scene in the home, adding that seeds alone don’t have enough nutritional value to keep birds healthy.“They were stressed. The woman had been locked out of her home on Thursday, so a stranger had been trying to go in and feed them water.”Woods said she opted not to contact authorities to report the birds’ former owner for negligence because it seemed as though mental illness may have been involved.She said 10 birds have been seen by a veterinarian so far with more still to go. Veterinary fees are already at $1,700, Woods said, adding that the rescue group is struggling to keep up with costs.After the birds are cleared by vets, Woods said she’ll have to wade through adoption applications looking for people with a good understanding of finches’ needs.It’s a huge undertaking, she said.“It has to be done, though,” she said. “It’s just one of those things in life.”
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New Delhi: The second episode of the eighth and final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ leaked on the Internet ahead of its scheduled broadcast time on HBO on April 21. According to The Wrap, fans of the epic fantasy series alerted on social media about the leak, claiming that the to-be-aired episode was released early via Amazon Prime Video in Germany. The show, whose first episode of the eighth season premiered last week, airs on HBO at 9 pm Eastern Time. Some social media users responded to the leak. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”You can legally watch leaked episode on Amazon in Germany #GameofThrones,” a user wrote on Twitter. A German Reddit user posted, “Why can I see the second Episode yet (sic)?!” The post also featured a screenshot from Amazon Prime in Germany that showed the opening titles of the show, captioned: “Game of Thrones, Staffel 8 [dt./OV] Folge 2” or season eight, episode two. This is a second leak of the show after the release of S8.
MONTREAL – Member states of the International Civil Aviation Organization have recommended the adoption of a new standard that would see commercial aircraft tracked every 15-minutes.The development was announced Tuesday as more than 850 participants gathered at a high-level safety conference at ICAO’s Montreal headquarters.“This new standard will be an important first step in providing a foundation for global flight-tracking,” said ICAO Council president Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu in a statement.He expects the standard to be adopted as early as the fall.The recommendation was one of several made by a task force set up by the International Air Transport Association last year.The group was set up after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went down on March 17, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.It was officially declared an accident last week.The industry report suggested identifying the position of an aircraft at least every 15 minutes.Currently, the vast majority of commercial flights are fully tracked, but there are gaps in certain areas of the world.The ICAO safety conference is discussing how to improve the global tracking of aircraft and better share information on conflict zones.Malaysia’s civil aviation chief said Tuesday that real-time tracking is a priority and must be fast-tracked by the organization.Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told delegates they shouldn’t waste any more time debating it.“We cannot delay in implementing changes in the way global commercial aviation operates currently,” he said.“On an average day, more than eight million people fly and (it) will be nothing short of negligence on our part to waste one more day.”One aircraft tracking proposal presented to the conference by NAV Canada suggests using satellites with a control centre based in Ireland.Larry Lachance, a NAV Canada executive, said the service would use existing satellites and technology to track commercial aircraft.“As a result, aircraft can be tracked in real-time, including over oceanic, polar and other remote areas,” Lachance said.The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370 was one of two unprecedented tragedies involving Malaysia’s major airline last year.The other involved Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 which was shot down by a surface-to-air missile on July 17, 2014 while flying over a war-torn section of Ukraine.Also Tuesday, there was support for developing a prototype online system to advise commercial airlines of potential risks in conflict zones.Russia had suggested ICAO, the United Nations agency that governs civil aviation, develop a prototype before a final vote.Sharing information saves lives, Azharuddin said.“The world must view this tragedy as a wake-up call and we can no longer be complacent and must take preventive measures now,” he said.The high level safety conference continues Wednesday.– Follow (at)Peter_R_Space on Twitter. by Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 3, 2015 12:04 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin, left, chats with ICAO Council President Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, at the International Civil Aviation Organization global safety meeting in Montreal on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz ICAO delegates suggest 15-minute real-time aircraft tracking as standard
by The Associated Press Posted Feb 15, 2017 7:03 am MDT Last Updated Feb 15, 2017 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BALTIMORE – The CEO of Baltimore-based sports apparel company Under Armour responded Wednesday to criticism he received after calling President Donald Trump “an asset to the country.”In an open letter to Baltimore published as a full-page advertisement in The Baltimore Sun, Kevin Plank wrote that he wanted to clarify what values he and his company stand for.“In a business television interview last week, I answered a question with a choice of words that did not accurately reflect my intent,” he wrote referring to an interview on CNBC on Feb. 7.The company stands for equal rights and job creation and believes “immigration is a source of strength, diversity and innovation for global companies based in America,” Plank wrote. Also, the company opposes the president’s travel ban.“With an anticipated new executive order on immigration set to come out, we will join a coalition of companies in opposition to any new actions that negatively impact our team, their families or our community,” he said.Three celebrities the company sponsors — NBA star Stephen Curry, actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and ballerina Misty Copeland — were among those voicing concerns about his praise of Trump.Johnson sent out a statement on social media last Thursday saying Plank’s words “were divisive and lacking in perspective.” Copeland wrote in an Instagram post she was so concerned about Plank’s comments that she spoke to him directly. In this Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 photo, Under Armour founder Kevin Plank sits courtside during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game between Maryland and Michigan State, in College Park, Md. Plank, is responding to criticism he received after calling President Donald Trump “an asset to the country.” Plank wrote an open letter to Baltimore published as a full-page advertisement in The Baltimore Sun Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Under Armour CEO responds to criticism of Trump praise
The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, called for strengthening these partnerships as she opened the Third Annual Conference on Humanitarian Partnerships and Information Sharing in the Arab World in Kuwait City. “I hope that we will continue to strengthen our relationships with governments and organizations in the Gulf region, and that you will continue to see OCHA [the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs] as a strong partner helping to make it easier for national organizations and international actors to join forces and maximize the impact of our response,” she stated. “Together, we can make a real difference to the millions of people around the world who need and deserve our support,” she added. The two-day conference, held at the headquarters of the International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO), brings together senior regional and international officials, aid workers, private sector companies and media representatives to discuss ways to improve strategic planning and achieve better results through effective collaboration and sharing of information.The head of the IICO, Abdullah Al-Maatouq, noted that the gathering is considered a platform to discuss real-time humanitarian challenges and to come up with practical solutions. “The conference aims to enable humanitarian organizations to fulfil their roles towards currently occurring humanitarian disasters,” he added. A web-based Arab Humanitarian Portal, www.arabhum.net, offering information in Arabic on humanitarian affairs, was launched at the conference to serve as a platform for dialogue and data sharing. During her visit, Ms. Amos met Crown Prince Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to discuss OCHA’s partnership with Kuwait and thanked him for his nation’s strong support for global humanitarian efforts.
The BBC has demanded to see a draft of conductors’ Last Night of the Proms speeches, it has been revealed, amid concerns the celebration of classical music is being taken over by politics.The corporation, which broadcasts the Proms on television and radio every summer, confirmed it requests a copy of the traditional speech made on every Last Night, ahead of the evening.Sakari Oramo, this year’s star conductor, disclosed that he has been asked to show his draft, pointing out that no-one could stop him if he chose to say something entirely different.This Proms season has already seen high-profile conductors use their platform to speak about Brexit, with Daniel Barenboim condemning what he called a “wave of nationalism” as “very dangerous”. Despite that pledge, recent years have seen its stage and audiences regularly dominated by political themes, from the Scottish referendum to Brexit.This year’s political theme had an early start, with pianist Igor Levit performing an improvised version of the EU anthem, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, in its first week.A day later, in a speech apparently about music education, Barenboim said he spoke not out of political concern but “human”. “If you look at the difficulties that the European continent is going through now you can see why that is: because of the lack of a common education,” he said.Critic Norman Lebrecht said then: “The Proms are, and must be, politically neutral… the Proms podium is not a place for sermons, however brief or apposite. In an interview with the Times this week, Oramo said he did not plan to follow Barenboim’s broadside with any pointed words for his 2017 outing.”It’s your business in the UK whether you want to be there or not [in the EU],” he said.“I think it [Brexit] is a bad idea and very bad for both parties, but I don’t feel I’m qualified to comment on it. If I were British I would have a different approach. But I’m that bit of an outsider.”Disclosing the BBC would see a draft of the speech, he joked : “But of course, if I start to speak something completely different, I don’t think anyone can stop me.”I could ‘go Trump’, maybe!” Previous years of Proms have seen Marin Alsop make a point about equality and women’s position in classical music during her Last Night, and Nigel Kennedy make a statement about Israel.Last year, before he conducted the Last Night, Oramo told the Telegraph he had a rule against bringing politics into his Proms speeches.“It’s not appropriate,” he said then. “You can comment on general things like the importance of music in culture, but not on specific things.”In the end, he spoke only of music being a unifying force and eschewed the Union flag waistcoat he wore in 2014 for a simple black and white outfit. Last year’s Proms saw battle between the Union and EU flags 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. Sakari Oramo, who will be conducting the Last Night of the Proms in 2014 The Last Night of the Proms Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin at the 2017 BBC Proms A spokesman for the BBC said: “This [asking to see the draft] is not a new thing – the conductor’s speech forms a key part of the Last Night programme and it’s standard for conductors to collaborate with the production team on all elements of the concert.“The Last Night speech is a much loved tradition and as well as thanking the Prommers, musicians and announcing the next season, it is a moment for the conductor to speak personally about their passion for the power of music.”A source added they were not aware of any occasion that a conductor had been asked to change his or her speech ahead of broadcast.The rule applies only to the Last Night, with any other speeches throughout the Proms season considered impromptu and at the prerogative of the conductor.The corporation has long said the Proms are intended to be a “music festival and not a political platform”.