Some Lessons in Editing from the Best of Editing Modulations

first_imgSome of my favorite edits in films are those that you don’t see at all. These hidden cuts are often filmmaking necessities — say, for example, to link two different locations as if they were one.In this tweet from Solo VFX Supervisor Rob Bredow you can see how well the filmmakers use this hidden cut — hiding in the black to connect the outside location shot of the Millennium Falcon with the interior set.What I think makes this work particularly well is the brief two-frame flash of red as Han fires off his blaster in the midst of the blackout, making the darkness feel more intentional and the connection more seamless.In this Twitter Moment, you can see all of Rob’s tweets on some specific VFX moments from his work on Solo: A Star Wars Story.Via Editing Modulations.In this example from Editing Modulations, this hidden cut in Christopher Nolan‘s Dunkirk not only helps to add to the confusion but also increase the impact of the water blast. Again the inclusion of a little bit of light helps make the dark section of the sequence more believable.For more examples of hidden cuts, especially in “one-take” films like Birdman or Alfred Hitchcock‘s Rope, check out this PremiumBeat post.Filmic Wipes and TransitionsAlthough Star Wars brought the wipe dissolve back into the cinematic vocabulary of modern audiences, it was itself referencing the use of wipes by Akira Kurosawa and ’30s b-movies.In this supercut of every wipe in the original Star Wars trilogy, you can seem just how many there are — and how varied.These days, a wipe still seems out-dated — or at least knowingly self-referential: “We’re using a star wipe, and you’re supposed to notice it’s a little kitschy.”But as with the dissolve, with a little creativity and planning, the wipe transition can be a thing of beauty.In this Nerdwriter video essay, you can enjoy a really detailed breakdown of some of the creative transitions employed by director Edgar Wright in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. This includes his use of foreground options, transitions within shot-reverse-shot combinations, and sound effects to make the transitions seamless and noticeable.Image via Nerdwriter.Here is a still of the “scene transition diagram,” which breaks down the wipe-to-the-right transition that merges three different shots in Scott Pilgrim.Via Editing Modulations.This simple transition from Snatch, reveals just how effective a basic push slide can be when combined with some matching action. The Editing Modulations creator remarks that “this technique in Snatch use[s] sound effects, actors, and camera movements to make the effect seamless.”One thing that these silent .gifs don’t convey is the integral component of sound design to blend these shots together.Via PremiumBeat.These days the whip pan cut is a far more accepted transition, often employed in comedies to keep the energy as we move from one location to another.You can learn more about whip pans and creating some nifty looking visual effects in this PremiumBeat post from Jason Boone.Combining TechniquesVia Editing Modulations.None of these techniques need to occur in isolation, and often the combination of several techniques can be even more powerful.One of my favorite combined transitions was in Darkest Hour, when the carpet bombing of France transitions to a dead soldier’s back through a match cut with a dissolve-to-black. (You’ll have to click through to see it.)In this example from Francis Ford Coppola‘s Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the match cut pairs with a slow dissolve, so the wolf’s glowing eyes appear first in the vampire bite marks before we fully transition into a scene of a wolf staring into the camera.Via Editing Modulations.In this great example from Wind River, editor Gary D. Roach creates a great match cut and semi-hidden transition between these three shots.I say it’s a “semi-hidden” transition because the five-frame shot of Jeremy Renner‘s boot coming down to mostly fill the screen matches the darkness of the door before it’s kicked in. That brief moment of black helps to land the boot and give the audience a visual continuity (black to black), but the rhythm and energy of the shots keep the movement flowing across the cut.I can only imagine that the filmmakers meticulously finessed the pacing and timing of each shot to get this just right.It’s also a great example of using match cuts to connect characters across time and space while maintaining a narrative connection — even though the scenes play out in isolation.If this inspires you to try something a little different in the future, don’t forget to follow Editing Modulations for more great editing craft insights.Cover image via Fox Searchlight.Looking for more editing tips and tricks? Check out these articles.3 Ways to Get Un-Stuck When You’re Struggling with An EditVideo Editing 101: Using The J, K, and L Key Editing ShortcutsProduction Tip: How to Edit a Fight Scene for Rhythm and Pacing5 Ways to Sharpen Your Film and Video Editing PerspectiveFilm Theory: Why Don’t We Notice All Those Editing Cuts? Sometimes you don’t need a long tutorial to pick up some new editing tricks. Check out our favorites from Editing Modulations.When it comes to learning more about film editing, one of my favorite new internet finds is the Editing Modulations Tumblr page. It’s a great mixture of two-second clips with lessons and short insights on specific cuts, transitions, and editing techniques.In this post, I’ve rounded up a selection of techniques that Editing Modulations has examined, and I added a few thoughts of my own with some additional links on the same topics. It’s absolutely worth clicking through to each of the examples to learn more about the editors involved and the context of the shot in the wider film.We’ll be taking a look at the following.Match CutsDissolvesHidden cutsWipes and transitionsCombining techniquesAs editors, we shouldn’t be afraid to get creative with our scene transitions, including the use of sound effects, wipes, and dissolves. If the director hates them, we can always take them out, but at least let’s try something a little different when we can.Editing with Match CutsVia Editing Modulations.These match cuts from Baby Driver are a good example of an editing technique that is usually scripted. That’s not to say that it’s impossible to have an organic match cut in your project, but more often than not, they’re pre-planned to get the visuals to match up exactly.There are a ton of other great examples of match cuts on Editing Modulations, so click through to see some from The Graduate, Snatch, and Schindler’s List.In the example above, you can see that the position of the actor and the movement of the black car draws your eye to the left, which moves into the dangling car in the second shot. The match cut’s “join” is largely around the position of Baby in the foreground — although other compositional elements also match, such as the cars on the left and right, the crane, and the B2 column.Via Editing Modulations.It’s also worth thinking about the meaning created by juxtaposing these two shots; it’s not just a nice visual transition.This match cut from Grease (1978) contrast’s the group’s imagination with reality. For Baby, it’s supposed to be a turning point in his criminal career. In this example (click through) from The Lost World: Jurassic Park, we actually see a “black comedy” match cut.Via Editing Modulations.Match cuts can be visually similar, but they can also be more metaphorical — you can match compositions, movement, energy, and emotion.In this example from The Lost City of Z, the movement and placement of the liquid moving from right to left matches the stream train traveling in the same direction. Although this could easily have been planned in production, it’s also a good example of a more organic match cut.Keeping an eye out for these possibilities, either as a filmmaker or an editor, definitely adds a further layer of meaning for your audience.If you want to see even more great examples of match cuts, check out the following PremiumBeat.com post, which includes this nicely edited supercut of match cuts from Celia Gomez.Using Dissolves in Your ProjectsVia Editing Modulations.Sometimes a dissolve can seem like a cop-out. As the old editing saying goes, “When you can’t solve it, dissolve it” — meaning that when the editor couldn’t think of a good way to make a cut work, they could just slap a dissolve on it.But in the right hands, and the right context, a dissolve can be a far more powerful transition — one that adds some visual connection and additional meaning.In this great example from Natural Born Killers, the dissolve connects Mallory’s cigarette smoke to the dragon’s breath.I think the challenge of the dissolve is that it actually requires extra thought to succeed. What is the sustained visual connection between the two shots? What meaning are you conveying with the juxtaposition?Is it about communicating the passage of time? Internal thoughts? Connections between characters across time and space? Whatever it is, there has to be some meaning, or the transition will feel unnecessary.When was the last time you successfully used a dissolve?This Guy Edits (Sven Pape) created a nice video essay that contrasts the successful use of dissolves in film with those that are just plain lazy.Pape argues that, in some ways, the dissolve is “the hardest cut” because it draws attention to itself, and so it really has to work — otherwise it will be drawing attention to its own failure.In the comments, Brenn Film shared an interesting observation that I’ve yet to try out for myself, but it sounds plausible:I learned a little trick to make dissolves ‘feel’ more cinematic. When editing digitally, usually dissolves are done in seconds. A multiple of 25 or 30 frames in length.Once upon a time, when dissolves were done in labs with a and b roll of negative, dissolves had the length of a multiple of 8 frames, due to closing and opening the iris from a to b roll. This amount ‘feels’ like [it’s] from the movies, and trust me . . . you can ‘feel’ the difference by a couple of frames already.So make your dissolves a multiple of 8, and they will ‘feel’ like the ones from the movies.To learn more about using dissolves in your edit, check out this great post by PremiumBeat’s Logan Baker.Hidden Cutslast_img read more

Goa Swimming Coach Booked For Raping National Junior Gold Medallist After Video Goes Viral

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. GoaKiren Rijijumolestationpocso First Published: September 5, 2019, 12:49 PM IST Kolkata: A swimming coach in Goa was on Thursday booked for the rape of a national junior gold medallist after a purported video of the incident went viral on social media. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also stepped in and promised stringent action against the accused after a Twitter user tagged him with screenshots from the video, demanding intervention. Surajit Ganguly, who was employed by the Goa Swimming Association (GSA), was accused of molestation by a 15-year-old girl training under him. The harassment allegedly took place after he called her to the Mapusa centre in North Goa from West Bengal. The girl alleged that during her six-month stay in Goa, Ganguly had mentally and physically tortured her. The matter came to light after her parents, who accompanied her to Goa, noticed that her performances were dipping and she was avoiding the coach.When pressed further, she broke down and narrated the ordeal to her parents, who immediately went back to Bengal and tried to file a police complaint.The girl took to social media after the police station in her hometown showed reluctance in lodging a complaint on the grounds that the incident had taken place in Goa. “My coach used to touch me and physically assaulted me. I have decided to reveal this because I want to save many other girls who may have gone through the same ordeal. Shockingly, when I went to the police station, they told me to lodge a complaint with the Goa police,” she said in a Facebook post. The GSA sacked the coach on Thursday. A case under Sections 376 (rape), 354 (molestation) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as well as under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and Goa Children’s Act was registered against Ganguly who is yet untraceable, said inspector Kapil Nayak of Mapusa police station.”We have launched a search operation to track down the accused. Last we know is that he had left for Bhopal,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police Gajanan Prabhudesai, adding that police have formed multiple teams to arrest the coach.In a series of tweets, Rijiju promised that strict action will be taken against Ganguly.“I’ve taken a strong view of the incident. The Goa Swimming Association has terminated the contract of coach Surajit Ganguly. I’m asking the Swimming Federation of India to ensure that this coach is not employed anywhere in India. This applies to all Federations & disciplines,” he said.“Stringent action will be taken through Sports Authority. Firstly, it’s a heinous crime of serious nature so I’ll urge the Police to take stringent penal action against the coach urgently,” he further wrote.I’ve taken a strong view of the incident. The Goa Swimming Association has terminated the contract of coach Surajit Ganguly. I’m asking the Swimming Federation of India to ensure that this coach is not employed anywhere in India. This applies to all Federations & disciplines. https://t.co/q6H1ixZVsi— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) September 5, 2019 The GSA confirmed that Ganguly’s contract has been terminated. “We terminated Surajit’s contract immediately after watching the video. Both the girl and the coach are from Bengal,” said GSA Secretary Syed Abdul Majid.The GSA had appointed Ganguly to the Mapusa facility about two-and-a-half years ago. “We had appointed him because he had a good track record as a coach. There have been no prior complaints against him,” said Majid.The Goa Legislative Assembly in 2017 had even moved a motion congratulating Ganguly and other coaches for bringing “pride and glory to swimming and diving sports and to the state”.On Wednesday, based on the girl’s statement, the Kolkata police lodged a complaint against Ganguly and transferred it to their counterparts in Goa.“It is a serious matter. A complaint against the coach has been lodged by the girl’s father. We are investigating the matter and assured the family members that adequate action will be taken against the accused,” said Chandannagar police chief Humayun Kabir.(With inputs from PTI) last_img read more

The SEC Is Reportedly Lifting Its Ban On Satellite Camps Too

first_imgSEC logoCould the SEC be added to its 14-team total?Update No. 2: SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey has released a statement on the matter. Statement from SEC commissioner Greg Sankey on satellite camps. pic.twitter.com/25DEq2mGdh— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) April 28, 2016Update No. 1 : The ACC often votes in line with the SEC, and it is also following suit in lifting its own satellite camp ban, according to ESPN’s Andrea Adelson. Decision today means the ACC has changed its league rule to match the NCAA rule: Satellite camps are now allowed. Go forth and camp …— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) April 28, 2016Earlier: The conference in most opposition to satellite camps has been the SEC, with much of these camps being held in their territory. With the NCAA reversing its stance on the camps, announcing today that the ban has been lifted, the SEC is now changing its mind on them, too. According to Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee, the SEC’s ban on satellite camps will be lifted on May 29.  Confirmed that, without a national ban, the SEC’s ban on satellite camps will be lifted on May 29.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) April 28, 2016Hugh Freeze isn’t going to be happy. The Ole Miss coach doesn’t like them because they take him away from his family in the offseason.  Hugh Freeze responds to Jim Harbaugh’s comments on refusing to “work harder” and not being a “kindred spirit” pic.twitter.com/zgmuxCdWLu— Andrew Doughty (@Adoughty88) April 13, 2016Will we get to see an SEC team hold a satellite camp in Columbus or Ann Arbor? That’d be fun.last_img read more

Rani Rampal sees Korea series as platform to prepare for FIH Women’s series Finals

first_imgRani Rampal sees Korea series as platform to prepare for FIH Women’s series FinalsIndia women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal is looking forward to doing well in the three-match series against Korea in the run-up to the FIH Women’s series Finals.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 18, 2019UPDATED: May 18, 2019 16:08 IST Rani Rampal is looking forward to doing well on return from injury (@TheHockeyIndia Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal is making a comeback after injuryRani Rampal missed the Malaysia tour but is fit andready for the series vs KoreaShe feels the series can the perfect preparation for the FIH Women’s series FinalsOn a comeback trail, Indian women’s hockey team skipper Rani Rampal is expecting high-intensity action in the three-match series against hosts Korea, starting in Jinchun from Monday.Rani had missed the previous Malaysia series due to a shoulder injury along with drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur, who had a hamstring issue.The team left for Korea Saturday morning and Rani said it will be a good opportunity to prepare for the forthcoming FIH Women’s Series Finals in Hiroshima.”This will be an important series for myself and Gurjit because we are coming back after rehabilitation. Playing high-intensity matches will put us in the right rhythm before we set off for the FIH Women’s Series Finals,” said Rani.”There have been some different things we have tried in this recent national camp in terms of creating variations inside the circle. We will get to try and test these methods against this strong team and basis how we execute these changes we can plan better for the next big tournament,” added Rani.Chief Coach @SjoerdMarijne highlights the importance of the upcoming Korean Tour before the Indian Eves get ready for their last hurdle on the #RoadtoTokyo.#IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/yA98WJXg61Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) May 18, 2019The Women’s Series Finals Hiroshima 2019 is scheduled to be held from 15 to 23.”The team is confident about playing against a tough team like the Republic Of Korea in conditions best suited for them. The series will be very challenging given how the Korean National Team has been playing lately. Doing well against them will be vital in our preparations for the FIH Women’s Series Finals,” said Rani.advertisementAt the start of the year, the Indian team had toured Spain in January-February, competing against the host nation and Ireland. They finished with record two wins, three draws and a loss.The team also embarked on a Malaysia Tour in April and remained unbeaten, winning four matches and drawing one.Also Read | India end Australia tour with loss in the final matchFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get 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 Tags :Follow Rani RampalFollow India women’s hockey teamFollow India vs KoreaFollow FIH Women’s series Finals Nextlast_img read more

Creditors Approve Hanjin Heavy’s Financial Aid

first_imgzoom Busan-based shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) is in line to receive an emergency financial boost of USD 109 million from its creditors, led by Korea Development Bank, according to the Korea Economic Daily.The restructuring shipyard has agreed that it will hand over some of its assets, which include the building and land of the East Seoul Terminal and the inland area of the Incheon North Port, as collateral in return for the financial aid.The announcement comes on the back of HHIC’s recent statement that it was experiencing liquidity shortage and has requested a voluntary agreement for a debt rescheduling scheme.Driven by sluggish industry conditions as well as the company’s losses due to an investment in the Philippines-based Subic Shipyard, HHIC has been posting losses for six years and the company’s debt now stands at USD 1.32 billion.The approved financial aid will help Hanjin to postpone its debt payment and secure financial backing to remain afloat.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

BoyleColeman kids face long road to recovery but healing possible experts

first_imgTORONTO ONTARIO, – Three children born in captivity and held along with their parents by a Taliban-linked group are facing a long but by no means impassable road to recovery, psychological experts said Thursday.The circumstances surrounding the birth of the children of Canadian Joshua Boyle and his American wife Caitlan Coleman are horrific by any measure and present no shortage of potential obstacles for the future, they said.But the fact that the family was first held and then rescued as a unit, coupled with the natural resilience of children, suggests that healing is possible in the months and years to come.Boyle, Coleman and their three young offspring were liberated on Wednesday from Pakistan where they had recently been moved by the Haqqani network, a group U.S. officials call a terrorist organization with links to the Taliban.There were no children in the equation when Boyle and Coleman were originally abducted in Afghanistan in 2012 after touring Russia and parts of central Asia. Coleman was pregnant with her first child at the time and gave birth to him in custody.Two more children followed, a boy in 2015 and reportedly a girl born just two months ago.Statements made by the Boyle and Coleman families suggest the children have been kept with their parents throughout their lives, but have had to witness violence including sexual assaults against their mother.Experts said its impossible to offer conclusive analysis on a case in which so few details are known, but said the existence of a family unit and personal attachments bodes well for the future.“I’m sure (the parents) would have worked to protect their children as much as they could from whatever they were experiencing,” said Phil Ritchie, psychologist and clinical lead at the in-patient psychiatry unit of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.“Spending time together, being able to be a family as much as possible even under those really distorted circumstances, if there were opportunities to have some play, even just moments of sanity during the day, those would be tremendously important.”Early indications from the families suggest Ritchie’s assessment was accurate. A series of videos released during the family’s captivity chronicle efforts to maintain a sense of normalcy for the children.Patrick and Linda Boyle, Joshua’s parents, previously said the videos showing the then family of four were devastating for loved ones back in North America.They said it was heartbreaking to watch their grandsons observing their surroundings while listening to their mother describe how they were made to watch her being “defiled.”“It is an indescribable emotional sense one has watching a grandson making faces at the camera, while hearing our son’s leg chains clanging up and down on the floor as he tries to settle his son,” the Boyles said in a written statement late last year. “It is unbelievable that they have had to shield their sons from their horrible reality for four years.”The parents said their son told them in a letter that he and his wife tried to protect their children by pretending their signs of captivity were part of a game being played with guards.Katy Kamkar, psychologist at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, said children exposed to trauma are more likely to experience distressing flashbacks, have trouble concentrating and problems developing trusting relationships.Kids from such environments are also prone to heightened sensitivity and anxiety about future threats, she said.Even the youngest of the children is not immune to such effects despite her limited time in captivity, Kamkar said, since stress levels on the mother can create pre-natal conditions that influence a child’s development.Kamkar said care for the Boyle-Coleman children is likely to be lengthy and multi-faceted, requiring input from both medical and psychological professionals.She said the key in most such cases, however, is to allow children to process their reactions in an environment that lets them come to terms with their new norm.“Most important right now is to be provided with an environment where there’s a sense of warmth, there’s connection with loved ones, and especially a sense of safety and security,” she said.Kamkar said the children will need to be reassured that their reactions to the trauma they’ve experienced are normal and will likely need ongoing support for years to come.The family was not in U.S. custody on Thursday, though they were together in a safe location in Pakistan, according to a U.S. national security official, who wasn’t authorized to discuss the case publicly.U.S. officials had planned on moving the family out of Pakistan on an American transport plane, but officials said the family would prefer to fly commercially to Canada.Details of their reintegration into Canadian society are unknown, as are plans for treatment for the children. But Ritchie said never to underestimate a young person’s ability to overcome adversity, even at an early age.“Kids have tremendous potential for resilience,” he said. “I remain optimistic that that capacity for recovery would be there.”last_img read more

Jimmy Carter Leads Annual Habitat For Humanity Work Project

first_imgThousands of volunteers from across the United States are joining former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, this week to help build and repair homes in partnership with North Texas families during Habitat For Humanity’s 31st annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will help build and repair homes in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, this week“Rosalynn and I are looking forward to working alongside the Habitat volunteers and partner families this week, and we thank the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth for being such gracious hosts,” said President Carter. “We’ve seen firsthand the transformative effect that Habitat for Humanity can have on a community, and with the help of these many volunteers and the support of local leaders, we’ll see it again in Dallas and Fort Worth.”Hosted jointly by Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and Trinity Habitat for Humanity in Fort Worth, more than 5,000 volunteers will join the Carters to help build or repair more than 100 homes in seven days. In Dallas, volunteers will help build 30 new homes and repair 20 houses in the East Oak Cliff neighborhood. Volunteers in Fort Worth will build 20 new homes in the Central Meadowbrook neighborhood and paint 44 houses as part of the City of Fort Worth’s “Cowtown Brush Up.”“We are honored the Carters have selected Dallas to co-host this ambitious event that engages the community in a partnership that is vital to priming our neighborhoods for sustainable revitalization,” said Bill Hall, CEO of Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. “From the millions generated in tax dollars to higher graduation rates, we believe empowering families with opportunities for homeownership is better for everyone, and I challenge North Texas residents to get involved in the transformation of our cities.”“Trinity Habitat welcomes the Carters and volunteers to Fort Worth for the 2014 Carter Work Project,” said Gage Yager, executive director of Trinity Habitat for Humanity. “We are honored to host such outstanding Habitat ambassadors and look forward to our week ahead as we transform lives together.”For more than three decades, the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project has served as a catalyst for raising awareness about the need for improved access to affordable housing by empowering people to bring hope, stability and housing solutions to their communities. To date, more than 88,000 volunteers have built, renovated and repaired 3,833 homes in 14 countries during the previous 30 annual events, shedding light on the role decent housing provides families in breaking the cycle of poverty.“Since first volunteering to build with us in 1984, the Carters remain two of Habitat’s most prolific and vocal proponents of affordable housing. We are grateful that they will once again partner with us to help build a world where everyone has a decent place to live,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “We are also grateful to the volunteers, sponsors and supporters who are making this Carter Work Project possible.”This year’s Carter Work Project also coincides with Habitat’s observance of World Habitat Day. Held on the first Monday of every October, the U.N.-designated World Habitat Day calls attention to the need for adequate housing for everyone by raising awareness and mobilizing people to take action in response to the need of better shelter around the world.Habitat for Humanity would like to thank the volunteers, partner families and the following sponsors for this year’s Carter Work Project: Pioneer Natural Resources, the City of Dallas, Dow, Bank of America, the City of Fort Worth, Lowe’s, Amanda and G. Brint Ryan, Albertsons, Alliance Data/Epsilon, Andersen Corporation, Chase, Clear Channel Outdoor, Dallas Lawyers for Habitat, First United Methodist Church Fort Worth, the General Motors Foundation, Grooveshark, Highland Park United Methodist Church, Nissan North America, P&G, TD Ameritrade, Thrivent Financial, Valspar, Wells Fargo and XTO Energy.last_img read more

SNCLavalin to acquire UKbased engineering firm Kentz Corp Ltd for 21B

MONTREAL – SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. increased its presence in the booming global oil and gas industry Monday with the $2.1-billion acquisition of U.K-based Kentz Corp. Ltd.It is the first big acquisition for SNC-Lavalin CEO Robert Card, who was hired after the engineering firm disclosed financial irregularities two years ago that led to the departures of several top executives, including its former chief executive.“I’d like to say that the combination of our two businesses will allow us to bring a wider variety of the very best services in the industry, no matter where you operate around the world,” Card told a conference call Monday to discuss the deal.“We’ve made SNC-Lavalin a more efficient, integrated and client-focused company while enhancing our ability to deliver the highest ethics and compliance performance. So Kentz is a natural fit with our business.”Kentz’ clients include major oil companies such as Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron, Syncrude and Apache.Card has been rebuilding the company’s reputation and working to make it a top global engineering company by increasing the services it provides to the oil and gas industry.“Over the last decade, it has been the most attractive sector,” he said later in an interview, noting the energy industry has provided the “best growth” and the “highest margins.”Kentz has operations in Western Canada, the United States, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. The British company also has expertise in providing services in the fields of liquefied natural gas and shale gas, both growing areas.Card said the acquisition will make SNC-Lavalin an “awesome competitor” with about $10 billion in annual revenues and 44,500 employees.“This is a growth story,” Card said, adding that more employees could be hired. “By and large, this is a building acquisition and not one that will achieve value by having lots of people lose their jobs.”SNC-Lavalin’s focus may see it sell other assets, such as its stake in Ontario’s Highway 407, he said. The company recently sold AltaLink, Alberta’s largest regulated electricity transmission company, to a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway for $3.2 billion.He also said he wouldn’t rule out SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) making some “niche-type” acquisitions in the oil and gas industry.But Card said the Kentz acquisition is major.“I think this really sets the foundation, though, for us. We’re not in a hurry to do something else in any area. We’ve got to digest this, but if something were to come along to enhance the oil and gas portfolio we’d take a hard look at it.”National Bank Financial analyst Leon Aghazarian said the acquisition is in line with SNC-Lavalin’s strategy of becoming a top engineering and construction firm with a leadership position in the oil and gas industry.It will allow the company to increase its oil and gas revenues to 24 per cent from seven per cent, Aghazarian said in a note to clients.Analyst Maxim Sytchev of Dundee Securities said Kentz is the “best asset we believe the company could find in the current environment.”Kentz is a “high performing asset” and balances SNC-Lavalin’s geographic mix, he said in a note. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SNC-Lavalin to acquire U.K.-based engineering firm Kentz Corp. Ltd. for $2.1B by Julien Arsenault, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 23, 2014 5:37 am MDT read more

At meeting of African Presidents Ban highlights importance of urban planning as

“Africa is the most rapidly urbanizing region of the world,” said the Secretary-General. “Two-thirds of Africa`s projected total population of 2.5 billion people will require urban services by 2063. And Africa needs to be ready,” he urged. Thanking the assembled dignitaries for their “leadership and commitment to the African urban agenda,” Mr. Ban said that urbanization, if managed well, could be a powerful engine to aid sustainable development, while “a failure in urban design can lead to more poverty, insecurity and social ills.” “The urban model of the last 50 years showed us the role of urbanization in accelerating development,” said Mr. Ban. “However, the record is mixed. Some models have been successful in terms of economic development, but were less so in other areas such as environmental preservation and social cohesion.” He added that, with the introduction of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 11, there is a chance to encourage effective urban planning, and make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, and develop efficient urbanization as a tool for development.The Secretary-General also highlighted the importance of the UN Conference for Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, also known as Habitat III , which is set to take place in Quito, Ecuador, in October next year, calling it “an extraordinary opportunity to help shape the urbanization in Africa.”The African Urban Agenda, an initiative launched by UN-Habitat, aims at raising the profile of urbanization as an imperative for development in Africa.

Ohio State football goals unchanged after Braxton Millers injury

OSU redshirt-senior kicker Kyle Clinton (39) punts the ball during the first day of fall practice Aug. 4 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus.Credit: Tim Moody / Sports editorIn the Ohio State football team meeting room, a sign details the Buckeyes’ “plan to win.”The plan lists playing great defense first, followed by winning the turnover battle, scoring in the red zone and winning the kicking game.That plan was designed to put the Buckeyes in a position to win Big Ten and national titles, and that doesn’t have to change after senior quarterback Braxton Miller suffered a season-ending injury Monday.Senior tight end Jeff Heuerman confirmed that those plans haven’t changed, adding that the team knows exactly what it has to do.“We’ve just got to compete for championships,” Heuerman said Wednesday.Senior cornerback Doran Grant reiterated the words of Heuerman, saying the expectations at a place like OSU never change.“We’re the Ohio State Buckeyes, and we’ve got to get there,” Grant said.OSU coach Urban Meyer said Miller’s injury — which he said is a torn labrum in the signal caller’s throwing shoulder — caused a “devastating” moment on the practice field. However, the team has come back strong since then, he added.Meyer went so far as to say Wednesday morning — when the Buckeyes’ participated in their 20th practice this fall — was arguably the best practice any of his teams have had since his staff arrived in Columbus.“Really impressed,” the third-year OSU coach said. “The energy, the speed; I think they see the light at the end of the tunnel, so it was a very, very good day.”Meyer said moving forward without Miller is a “huge test” for his team, but the players have been up to the challenge so far.While Miller did account for 44 percent of OSU’s offense last season, Meyer said the most important thing right now is getting his team ready — no matter who is on the field. He said a quarterback is an “important cog” in the team, but there is more than that to winning football games.“One thing our team is pretty good at, and I’ve gotten better at, is worrying about the moment,” Meyer said. “And the moment is getting a team ready.”While redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett has been penciled in to Miller’s previously set-in-stone spot, players on the defensive side of the ball know they have to step up just as much as the offense.“Play great defense” is No. 1 on OSU’s plan to win, after all.“On the field, playing, we just have to get the job done,” Grant said. “We have our job to do.”Senior linebacker Curtis Grant, who is entering his second season as a starter on the Buckeye defense, said the injury to Miller doesn’t have to mean more pressure for the defense.He said that adding pressure on oneself can lead to a decreased quality of play on the field. At the end of the day, Curtis Grant said the Buckeye defense just has to keep doing what they always do.“We still go out there and have fun and play the game,” he said. “Because that’s what we’re here for.”Doran Grant said the OSU defense knows it has to step up, but that doesn’t necessarily stem from Miller’s injury.In 2013, the Buckeye defense gave up 5,284 yards of total offense, including 3,752 yards through the air. Those numbers, especially coming on the heels of two consecutive losses to the end the season, are considered subpar by some for the famed Silver Bullets defense.“I mean, we have to take it to another level just coming back from last season,” Doran Grant said of the team’s defensive outlook this fall. “That’s just something we have to do.”Doran Grant said the team will head into the new season with a chip on its shoulder, but has to ignore any criticism coming from the outside to find the desired success.Playing great defense is certainly still in the plans for OSU, as are winning the turnover battle, scoring in the red zone and winning the kicking game.Things will certainly be different for OSU in a full season without Miller, but the Buckeyes don’t think that has to change their ceiling in 2014.OSU’s schedule is set to begin Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. read more

So Floridas A Final Four Favorite Now

VIDEO: Gonzaga-WVU is the Sweet 16 game to watch Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (March 21, 2017), we break down the first and second rounds of the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments and talk about where teams stand going into the Sweet 16. Next, we discuss the U.S. women’s hockey team’s decision to potentially sit out the world championships amid negotiations with USA Hockey over pay. Finally, we’re ready for baseball to come back — and preview what to expect in the National League this season. Plus, a significant digit from the NBA.Links to what we discussed:A Duke loss was always going to look like the one they suffered Sunday, writes FiveThirtyEight’s Neil Paine.Neil also wrote about how Wisconsin ousted Villanova.Just how mad was the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament? ESPN’s Paul Sabin investigates.FiveThirtyEight’s Benjamin Morris noted that despite its continued winning streak, UConn’s chance of winning the women’s tournament dropped after round one.The Washington Post took a look at the origins of the U.S. women’s hockey team’s threat to boycott a tournament.ESPNW reported on the ongoing negotiations between USA Hockey and the women’s national team.Neil, Nate Silver and FanGraphs writer Craig Edwards recently had a chat about why the Cubs are the favorites to win the National League Central.Significant Digit: 77.7 percent, the “Charge Rate” of Sacramento Kings forward Anthony Tolliver. FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring created the metric — a “simple stat that measures how efficiently a player draws charges” — to try to figure out who the savviest charge-takers in the league are. Tolliver is No. 1. read more

BBC Breakfasts Steph McGovern shuts down pregnancy rumours with hilarious response

first_imgFellow news presenter, Hayley McQueen, who anchors Sky Sport News, wrote: “You are not alone, I get this most months, normally of an afternoon, not long after lunch.”Miss McGovern studied at UCL where she read Science Communication and Policy before starting on Tomorrow’s World with the BBC.She made her debut on BBC breakfast in 2012.The financial presenter is also a former Irish dancing champion and still helps coach dancers. 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. Credit:Twitter Mistakenly assuming that a woman is pregnant when she is not is awkward for everyone involved – but one news presenter dealt with dozens of misplaced congratulatory messages from viewers with aplomb, declaring “I am with pot belly”. BBC business presenter Steph McGovern was inundated with well-wishes from social media users who thought she was expecting a child after appearing on BBC Breakfast this morning.Seeing the funny side to the blunder Miss McGovern quipped: “I am not with child, I am with pot belly.”One person simply wrote: “Congratulations!” with another adding: “I thought you were with child too. Then I thought maybe it’s beer belly.” Adding: “Let’s face it, we all are carrying a few extra pounds after crimbo.” Following her tongue-in-cheek response social media users were quick to praise her sense of humour, and congratulate her on “enjoying food”.Nick Hall tweeted: “Congratulations on the pot belly, you must be about 4 weeks now?” whilst another added: “Congratulations on enjoying food and being thoroughly nice and normal.”Mis McGovern has grown in popularity in recent years becoming known for her financial reporting and cheerful personality.Defending her against the blunder, Saeed Khan said: “Gosh, people can be so brutal, especially in the public eye.” She made her debut on BBC Breakfast in 2012 She tweeted to clarify she wasn't pregnant She made her debut on BBC Breakfast in 2012last_img read more

Were terrified Parents of sick children to hold vigil outside Crumlin hospital

first_img 14,038 Views By Hayley Halpin Feb 11th 2018, 12:01 PM A GROUP OF parents with inpatient children in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin are holding a candlelight vigil on Monday evening to highlight the crisis of waiting times for beds in the hospital.Hazel Robinson, a parent of 15-year-old Gypsy Robinson, who has Cystic Fibrosis, initiated plans for the vigil after her daughter was recently left waiting over a week to secure a bed in the hospital after she contracted influenza.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Robinson explained that she has faced similar situations on numerous occasions through the years with the hospital when Gypsy has needed to be admitted for treatment.TheJournal.ie contacted Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin for comment regarding Gypsy’s case. However, the hospital said in a statement that it does not discuss individual patient cases as it respects patient confidentiality. Most recently, on Monday 29 January, Gypsy’s condition deteriorated significantly – which they later discovered was as a result of a case of influenza – and they made the decision to travel to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin to seek treatment.Upon arrival, the Robinson family were informed that there were no beds immediately available to admit Gypsy for treatment. They were informed that they could either head home and be placed on a waiting list for a bed or attend A&E because they would eventually be admitted there.However, as Gypsy is a Cystic Fibrosis patient, she contracts illnesses easier than most people, and A&E isn’t a safe option, her mother said.“You don’t know what’s going to happen in A&E, you’re going to be subjected to every sort of flu, the Aussie flu, I’m terrified of her getting that. That can literally kill my child,” Robinson told TheJournal.ie. Robinson said that in these situations previously, Gypsy has been left waiting up to 10 days for a call to say a bed was available at Crumlin. As her condition was deteriorating, Robinson said that they couldn’t risk potentially waiting that long.They made contact with Cavan General Hospital, where she was admitted. Cavan, however, does not have the specialist facilities to treat a minor with Cystic Fibrosis. Gypsy remained on the waiting list for admission to Crumlin during this time. Gypsy and her mother Hazel Robinson Source: Hazel RobinsonLast Friday night, Robinson told TheJournal.ie that Gypsy began coughing up blood.“We knew this wasn’t good and she needed specialised care. On Saturday there was a bit more blood and Sunday… it was just horrible. There was about 300ml of blood. All of us were in an uproar. We were all terrified. She needed to get to Crumlin,” Robinson said.On the Monday morning, Robinson said doctors from Cavan hospital contacted Crumlin to inform its doctors of Gypsy’s deteriorating condition. She said that Gypsy was eventually transferred to Crumlin on Tuesday evening via ambulance and admitted as an inpatient.Speaking of how Gypsy has dealt with the recent ordeal, Robinson said: “She’s just mentally fed up.”In its statement to TheJournal.ie, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin said that it is in contact with the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland on an ongoing basis in relation to development of facilities and the challenges in accommodating all needs of patients.It said: “CF patients who have specific multi-drug resistant organisms cannot be admitted to the [hospital’s] CF Unit for infection control reasons. This is based on international best practice.“Hospital bed management and the clinical teams work closely daily to ensure the correct patient is placed in the most appropriate bed available for their needs.” 15-year-old Gypsy Robinson Source: Hazel RobinsonFrustrationDespite her complaints about the delays in securing a bed, Robinson thanked the hospital staff for their dedication throughout the years, and instead focused her frustration towards the government.“[The hospital staff] are fantastic, they’re so good. I’m 100% positive that they are as frustrated with the situation as we are because it has to be very frustrating for doctors, consultants and nurses,” Robinson said.A new pediatric trolley watch, launched by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation last month, revealed that 73 children spent time on trolleys in emergency departments across Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, the National Children’s Hospital Tallaght and the Children’s University Hospital Temple Street in the first two weeks of 2018.As a result of the ongoing frustration Robinson has faced, she has teamed up with a number of other parents in similar situations to hold a candlelight vigil in “support for those suffering through our health system” on Monday evening.“I really want to be able to highlight that we aren’t numbers. You look at the telly and see X amount of people are sitting on trolleys, we’re not numbers, we’re actual human beings,” Robinson said.I want to highlight the fact that I don’t think anybody in this country who has a chronic illness should have to risk themselves going through A&E. I think they should be able to get a bed in a timely fashion.In the statement on the event page, the organisers said: “We are asking for your support. Please don’t let us stand alone. Show you care for our elderly, our patients, parents, nurses and staff. If you can please come along, please do.”The vigil is taking place outside Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin on Monday at 6pm.Read: ‘It’s a wake-up call’: 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this yearMore: Major traumas will be sent to hospitals in either Dublin or Cork under new plan Image: Leah Farrell via Rolling News Share489 Tweet Email1 http://jrnl.ie/3842459 Sunday 11 Feb 2018, 12:00 PMcenter_img 25 Comments Short URL ‘We’re terrified’: Parents of sick children to hold vigil outside Crumlin hospital over trolley crisis One mother spoke to TheJournal.ie about the battle her child with Cystic Fibrosis has faced. Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin Image: Leah Farrell via Rolling News Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Gardaí consulted on trackermortgage scandal no reports made yet

first_imgIt does require comprehensive approach; there was a cultural issue that was in favour of the lender and not in favour of the customers.He also said that lenders should “never have been as aggressive as they were in terms of how they viewed these contracts”.If you have been affected by the tracker mortgage scandal, we want to hear your story. Get in touch by sending a message to trackermortgage@thejournal.ie. With reporting from Michelle Hennessy.Tracker mortgage scandal: Widower charged wrong interest rate may now lose family homeExplainer: How people on tracker mortgages were shafted by financial institutions By Gráinne Ní Aodha Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article FINANCIAL REGULATORS CONSULTED gardaí on the tracker mortgage issue, but no reports have yet been made.The tracker mortgage issue centres around thousands of people who paid higher mortgage rates than they should have.The remarks were made by Central Bank officials to the Finance Committee today.The Central Bank’s head of enforcement Derville Rowland said that she met with gardaí to discuss the tracker mortgage issue ‘in general’ terms.Rowland says they considered “taking action against senior members” and bringing sanctions forward, which is within the remit of the Central Bank.“In this context no reports have been made to date.” She said she met with gardaí and discussed the issue in general terms, and the Central Bank continues to regularly engage with the gardaí on the matter.There are open investigations at the moment involving Permanent TSB and Ulster Bank. There’s also one concluded case with Permanent TSB’s Springboard – where the lender was fined €4.5 million as well as repayment fees.In that particular case, Rowland said, “we demanded that the consumer interest was put as a first priority”.The Central Bank said today it is reviewing the exact value of what thousands of customers lost out on over the years when they should have been on a better rate.The assessment is expected to be concluded by the end of September this year, they said, but there’s no exact figure on rebates for customers, or if there will be fines involved.Real effect Source: Shutterstock/Photo HolidaysEarlier today, TheJournal.ie reported that a widowed father-of-five from Co Kerry who was overcharged by Bank of Ireland on his mortgage payments is now in a battle to stop the bank from taking his family home.The bank secured a possession order on 40-year-old Raymond Flavin’s house in Lisselton last year, only to later admit he had been caught up in the tracker mortgage scandal.In the Finance Committee today, Central Bank governor Philip Lane said that there was a “systematic and widespread aspect” to the tracker mortgage scandal.“It manifested itself in different ways, in different institutions over different periods of time, to different customers. Share85 Tweet Email2 http://jrnl.ie/3323103 Apr 4th 2017, 1:58 PM 14,904 Views center_img Short URL Gardaí consulted on tracker-mortgage scandal – no reports made yet It’s still unknown what rebates are in store for those that lost out because of the tracker mortgage issue. Image: Eamonn Farrell Tuesday 4 Apr 2017, 1:58 PM Image: Eamonn Farrell 27 Comments last_img read more

Advanstar Partners With Stan Lees Comikaze Expo

first_imgUPDATE: After reaching Advanstar for comment, the company has clarified the deal as a strategic partnership, not an acquisition. Carpinelli has since backed off her earlier statements that characterized the partnership more like an acquisition.The show’s debut in November 2011 attracted about 40,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors. In early 2012, Stan Lee, co-creator of super heroes such as Spider-Man, the Hulk, X-Men and the Fantastic Four, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, took notice. “When I first started Comikaze last year, I knew we needed to have Stan Lee as one of our guests,” says Carpinelli. “As more hype built around the show, he became more interested. After the show happened, he called to congratulate me and he said he’d never been to a show like ours in the past 40 years. He asked if it would help to come on as an investor with his company POW! When Stan Lee asks something like that, you don’t say no.”The deal with Advanstar, says Carpinelli came to fruition after Chris DeMoulin, Advanstar’s executive vice president of fashion, president of MAGIC International and president of Licensing Expo, called Carpinelli to congratulate her after the first Comikaze Expo.“I asked if they wanted to work with us in some way because the exhibitors at Licensing Expo would make a great addition (to Comikaze),” she says. “It was very casual, and then Stan Lee joined on with us. It started to become more of a reality, and now we’re here today working with them. They liked our company, how different we are and that we’re young, a little bit rock and roll and the fact that we’re not a regular trade show. If Advanstar wanted to make a comic con, they could. But they like the personality of our convention.”For its first event, Comikaze Expo was produced by a staff of 5 individuals, including Carpinelli, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Going forward, Advanstar will run the “back end,” as Carpinelli puts it. “Advanstar will do the set up, deal with the unions and convention center and the business side of things,” she says. “We will focus on publicity and promotion. They will be contacting the vendors at Licensing Expo to see if they want to be part of our show because it is a good marriage. Those brands fit in with our base—the demographics of Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is one of the most desirable in the world. We’re all about our consumers, but we also want to help brands reach their target audiences. Advanstar has access to brands and people it would take us years to get ahold of.”The goal moving forward, she says, is to be one of the largest pop culture conventions in the world. The event planner estimates that the convention will draw over 100,000 attendees by 2013.UPDATE: When reached by FOLIO:, DeMoulin, who would not disclose revenue or contract details of this new partnership, say Advanstar will help to assist Comikaze Expo in a logistical manner.The entire Comikaze team will continue to work on the expo and Advanstar will be “working with them on strategies to grow the show; [and identify] where else around the world there are opportunities,” says DeMoulin. “We’ll be working with them to plan for future growth, looking at different ways to market them, and bringing in sponsors to make sure operations capabilities grow as quickly as the fans want it to grow.”DeMoulin adds that Advanstar looks at the Comikaze Expo as an opportunity to add a consumer compliment to its Licensing Expo, which works with many of the same entertainment companies. Advanstar Communications, a b-to-b media company and event organizer in the fashion, powersports, licensing and dental markets, among others, has entered into the comics event market with through a strategic partnership with the year-old Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo Presented by POW! Entertainment (formerly Comikaze Expo).Regina Carpinelli, CEO Comikaze Entertainment Inc., says she started Comikaze Expo after being denied entrance into San Diego Comic Con because she didn’t have industry credentials. Comikaze, says Carpinelli, was started as more of a fan-based event.Terms of the deal were not released.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for December 10 Issues With N Wilmington Train Station Car

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, December 10, 2018:Police conducted an ALICE Drill at the Woburn Street School. (8:36am)Police assisted with a motor vehicle lockout at the Registry of Motor Vehicles. (9:44am)Police checked on a suspicious vehicle on Old Main Street. An Eversource contractor was geomapping the area for a future projects. Checked OK. (12:46pm)A white 2012 Toyota Camry struck a pole in the drive-thru at Dunkin Donuts on Lowell Street. (1:04pm)Police received report of a Hispanic male appearing distressed and confused in the area of the Middle School. Police responded. Man was looking for his loose dogs. (1:40pm)A car struck a bicyclist on Milton Way. No injuries. No damage done. (6:06pm)A train broke down at North Wilmington station and the gates were stuck down. (9:37pm)The gates and bells at North Wilmington Station were going off with no trains in sight. (10:07pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 10: Car Stolen; License Plate Stolen; Road Rage Incident At Cumberland FarmsIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Two held for cheating dmat account holders

first_imgNeredmet: The Rachakonda Cybercrime sleuths on Friday arrested a cybercrime offender by name Rahul Kumar, Director of National Stock Research (NSR) office at Bengaluru, and others for cheating a person to the tune of Rs 1.81 lakh. They made claims that they would provide accurate stock calls for trading in stocks and assured good returns in 28 trading days. They claimed told that National Stock Research Company was in tie-up with Angel Broking Company and would open a trade account with his details and would add his investment funds to his Angel Broking trade account to trade the stock. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us According to Cybercrime sleuths, Sravan Chittireddy complained on July 30 that he received phone calls and emails from Surya Chaitanya, K Deepak, P R Chandra Shekar, Vijay Ramesh and Nivedh Narayanan and was told that they were employees of NSR in Bengaluru and that their company had analyst team which had contacts with National Stock Exchange. They made him believe that NSR was not only an advisory company but would als provide accurate tips for making good returns in stock market in 28 trading days. He was to transfer money to their NSR company. They asked him to make payments on Paytm. They promised him 5 to 11 times profit on his investments and also told him that they would issue security bonds from the company. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us If they failed to provide him accurate stock calls as they promised, he can claim the security bonds immediately. They also claimed their company has tie up with Angel Broking Company and will open an trade account with his details and add his investment funds to his Angel Broking trade account to trade in stocks. Believing them, the complainant transferred a total of Rs 1.81 lakh through Paytm and cash-free links to the bank accounts of NSR. When he did not notice any positive result from them, he made phone calls and sent emails several times but the accused did not respond. Realising that he was cheated, he lodged a complaint, based on which police registered a case under Sections 417, 419, 420 IPC and Section 66 (C&D) of IT Act-2008 and took up investigation. Advertise With Us The cybercrime wing found that the main accused Rahul posed as a director of NSR and other accused as his employees. They collected the details of d-mat account holders from a third party and lured and cheated some d-mat account holders. The accused used the funds of d-mat account holders for their personal purposes and thus cheated them. Police brought the accused Rahul and Surya Chaitanya along with seized electronic material and phones to the city to be produced before the court.last_img read more

Micromax Bolt A69 Smartphone Available Online Price Availability Details

first_img1GH1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC 1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC processor C z Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC Screen Resolution:480*854Screen Type:TFTModel1GH1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC 1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC processor C z Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC Screen ResolutionMicromax Bolt A69:480*854ModelScreen TypeMicromax Bolt A69:TFTModelRAMMicromax Bolt A69512MBModelStorage capacityMicromax Bolt A694GB,expanadbale upto 32GBModelCameraMicromax Bolt A695.0-megapixel rear camera with LED flash0.3-megapixel front-facing cameraModelBatteryMicromax Bolt A691800mAhStandby time:350hrsTalktime:7hrsModelAdd-onsMicromax Bolt A69Dual-SIM connectivity, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Gsensor, Light sensor 1GH1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC 1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC processor C z Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC Screen Resolution (Ed:AJ) 480*854 Screen Type Processor Model Popular smartphone maker Micromax expanded its Bolt series in India with the launch of Bolt A69.Bolt A69, the latest budget smartphone offering of Micromax is seen listed on the company website without price tag. However, the online retailer Infibeam is retailing the handset with a price tag of ₹5,999. As per the listing of the retailer website, Bolt A69 will be delivered in 3 business days.Talking of the features of Micromax Bolt A69, it sports 4.5-inch TFT display with 480×854 pixel resolutions and is powered by 1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC processor along with 512MB. The handset offers 4GB internal storage, which can be further expanded upto 32 GB via microSD card and runs on Android Jellybean 4.2.2 OS.It houses 5.0 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 0.3 megapixel front facing camera. On the connectivity front, the Bolt A69 supports Bluetooth, GPRS/ EDGE and Wi-Fi and comes loaded with 1800 mAh battery, which claims to deliver upto 350 hours of standby mode and upto 7 hours of talktime. The phone comes bundled with preloaded apps such as M!Live, M!Games, Kingsoft office, Opera mini, Get it, Gravity, Giga Jump and Marble.Recently, Micromax launched a Canvas 2 Colours (A120) smartphone in the country with swappable back panels. Priced under ₹10,000, it sports a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 720×1280 (HD) pixels and runs on Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS.It is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB RAM and 4GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 32GB). Other stipulated features of the handset include 8.0-megapixel camera (with flash, HD video recording), 2.0-megapixel snapper on the front and 2000 mAh battery. Key Specifications of Micromax Bolt A69ModelModelMicromax Bolt A69Micromax Bolt A69ModelDisplayMicromax Bolt A694.5-inch TFT displayScreen Resolutions:480*854ModelOSMicromax Bolt A69Android Jellybean 4.2.2ModelProcessorMicromax Bolt A69 RAM Dual-SIM connectivity, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Gsensor, Light sensor Battery TFT 5.0-megapixel rear camera with LED flash0.3-megapixel front-facing camera OS Camera 1GH1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC 1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC processor C z Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC Screen Resolution1GH1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC 1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC processor C z Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC Screen Resolution::480*854480*8541GH1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC 1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC processor C z Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC Screen ResolutionScreen Type::480*854TFT Image credit: micromaxinfo.com Storage capacitycenter_img TFT Screen Type : 512MB Micromax Bolt A69 4.5-inch TFT displayScreen Resolutions:480*854 Android Jellybean 4.2.2 : Add-ons 1800mAhStandby time:350hrsTalktime:7hrs Display : 480*854 1GH1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC 1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A1GHz Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC processor C z Dual-core, ARM Cortex A9 32-bit RISC Screen Resolution : 4GB,expanadbale upto 32GBlast_img read more

SC order on compensation to Rajibs family tomorrow

first_imgRajib HossainThe Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday deferred till Tuesday the passing of its order on two appeal petitions, seeking a stay on a High Court order directing BRTC to provide half of Tk 10 million as compensation to the family of deceased Titumir College student Rajib Hasan, reports UNB.A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain fixed the new dater after hearing.Earlier, on 17 May, the SC fixed to deliver its verdict today (Monday) after holding hearing on the petitions filed by Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) and Sajan Paribahan.Rajib Hossain, who lost his right arm after it got stuck between two buses at Bangla Motor in the city on 3 April, succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on 17 April.On 8 May, the HC bench of Justice Salma MasudChowdhury and Justice AKM Zahirul Hoque issued an order to provide Tk 10 million as compensation to the family of Rajib Hasan.The High Court had directed owners of ‘Sajan Paribahan’ to pay Tk 5 million and BRTC the rest.The court had also directed ‘Sajan Paribahan’ and BRTC to pay half of their amounts within this month and submit a report to the court on 25 June, clearing that the compensation was paid or not.BRTC only sought stay on the compensation of Tk 5 million which it was directed to pay by the High Court, said BRTC lawyer Muniruzzaman.last_img read more