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first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Police Economic Offences Wing (EOW) had registered a case against the private company for cheating investors /homebuyers. Police said that the complainant in the case told them that in the year 2012 he saw the advertisement for the company’s project in the newspaper.”He contacted the company and on the next day, he met on the person in company’s office. That person told them about company project in Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida,” police said. After showing the brochure the person told the complainant that if he invests in the company’s project he (complainant) will get possession of the flat in two years. It was also told to the complainant that the company has all approval and licenses regarding the project. A dummy model was also shown. At the project site, the complainant show company’s hoarding. After that in December 2012 complainant booked one flat. The first payment made through cheque of Rs 4 lakh by the complainant. The money receipt came through the post in his house. The complainant told police that he had paid 30 per cent of money to the company. After two payments company issued allotment letter on his name and after third payment builder buyer agreement was signed. “The company said that the remaining payment will be taken after construction will start,” complainant further told the police. Later no work started by the company. “I called them through phone and sent email but the reply was not satisfactory from the company side,” the complainant told the investigating agency. In 2016, the complainant visited the construction site no hoardings were seen of the said project and also the company removed the project from their websites without telling him. All the investors in April 2017 went to the company’s office. The company’s official told them that the construction will take time. According to police, all other complaints received in the matter are also clubbed with main complaint. The number of complaints at present is sixteen and on the basis of the contents of complaint and pre-registration enquiry an offence under sections 406, 409, 420 and 120 B of IPC. Case against manager A case of cheating was registered with the Delhi Police after a woman who claimed herself owner of the media institute has said that centre manager had entered into a conspiracy with other members of the institute to commit financial frauds.last_img read more

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s state-run news agency says a court has acquitted HSBC bank’s Turkey chief of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through Twitter.Selim Kervanci was charged with insulting a state employee for reposting a video in 2013 deemed to be insulting to Erdogan, who was prime minister at the time.Kervanci told the court on Thursday that he had no intention of insulting anyone and that he had retweeted the video before watching it with the sole intention of viewing it at a later time.Anadolu said the court ruled there was no criminal intent and acquitted Kervanci. The bank chief faced up to two years in prison.Human rights groups say thousands of people have been prosecuted in Turkey for insulting Erdogan.The Associated Press read more

However he said there is not enough time to prepare for the elections by then so the next possible dates will be September 21 or the 28th.(Colombo Gazette) The elections commissioner will now declare the date for the Northern polls. The proclamation also forms the Northern Prvincial Council which has not been in place as a result of the war. Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya had said last month that elections for the Northern Provincial Elections can take place only after September 14.Deshapriya said that there were reports the elections may take place on September 7 or September 14. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has declared elections for the Northern Provincial Council elections.The President, in making the proclamation, informed the Elections Commissioner to make the arrangements for the elections. read more

“On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I join you in celebrating the Sri Lankan New Year. The past year’s accomplishments have been historic, demonstrating the deep commitment of the Sri Lankan people for reconciliation, tolerance and peace,” Kerry said in his New Year message. Kerry wished Sri Lanka for the New Year and for continued success as the country moves ahead with the new constitution and further efforts to strengthen Sri Lanka’s democracy and prosperity. (Colombo Gazette) US Secretary of State John Kerry says the past year’s accomplishments in Sri Lanka have been historic.In a message to mark the traditional Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Kerry said that Sri Lanka has demonstrated deep commitment for reconciliation, tolerance and peace. read more

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator, today announced the implementation of the national standard for plug and socket outlet in Sri Lanka for Non-industrial Applications with the aim of uplifting the safety of electricity consumers.The Government has decided that the Type G plug and socket outlet, widely known as the 13 ampere plug and socket outlet, commonly referred to as the “square pin” plug and socket is to be the only national standard in Sri Lanka. However the transition to the type G standard plug and socket should not require any premises to be re-wired purely for the purpose of accommodating the new standard, and that the existing wiring may remain until the end of its useful life. * National Standard for plugs and socket outlet is effective from 16th August 2016* Manufacturing and importing of nonstandard plugs and socket outlets will be banned from 16th August 2017.* The sale of such appliances will be banned from August 16, 2018, with any remaining stocks to be sold after being replaced with a square pin plug. Sri Lanka currently use different types of plugs and sockets to make a connection to a wall socket, to which the plug on an appliance does not often fit, electricity users adopt a variety of methods and devices, most of which are unsafe and cause the connection to be unreliable. The Commission has issued the following time table for the standardisation of a single plug and socket outlet in Sri Lanka: * The grace period for manufacturing, importing and sale of non-standard plugs and socket outlets will effect from 16th of August 2016, the date of the cabinet approval* The Government expects the country will totally transform and use “Type G” plugs and socket outlets by year 2038. Also from 16th August 2016, wiring of new installations, addition of circuits to existing installations or complete re-wiring of existing installation, should be wired with 2.5 mm2 (7/0.67 mm Cu) to be compatible for the requirements of type G 13 A socket outlets. The Standard was finalized through a wider public consultation where general public, industrialist, manufacturers, energy sector experts and other stakeholders involved in the decision making process.This standard is effective from 16th August 2016, the Commission said. (Colombo Gazette)Time Frame Sri Lanka reported about 95 electrocutions in 2015 up from 76 in 2013 and 73 in 2014. Use of various substandard plugs, sockets, electrical accessories, adaptors, and extension cords are one of the main causes for electrocution and fire.The Standard received the Cabinet approval which proposed by Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs, to apply G grade as the sole standard for plugs and socket used in Sri Lanka, and to allow the use of plugs and socket outlets which are sold within next two years, to the end of their lifetime. read more

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte held talks with visiting Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena following formal ceremonies held at the Malacañan Palace today, the Sun Star reported.Sirisena, who is in the country for a five-day state visit, arrived at the Palace’s Kalayaan grounds and was officially welcomed by Duterte and other Philippine officials. After the welcome rites, Duterte and Sirisena held bilateral discussions that were to focus on areas of mutual interest, including political, economic, agricultural, cultural, and people-to-people engagement. The two leaders also witnessed the signing of exchange of agreements. Sirisena’s visit is the first by a Sri Lankan president serving both as head of state and government under Sri Lanka’s 1987 Constitution.Prior to Sirisena’s visit, Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike was the only other Sri Lankan leader to visit the Philippines, in 1976, since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1961. (Colombo Gazette) read more

With millions of children, women and elderly in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) barely living at subsistence level, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it needed $202 million for 2005 to feed the 6.5 million most desperately hungry, over a quarter of the total population.“The DPRK still faces severe food shortages as it seeks to diversify its economy. WFP Country Director Richard Ragan said. “Our goal is to ease the shock to the most vulnerable as they make this transition.“Millions of children, women and elderly people are barely subsisting because they lack both the quantity and quality of nourishment they deserve,” he added. The DPRK has been hit by a decade of floods, droughts and economic hardship.While domestic cereal production is forecast to rise by 2.4 per cent to 4.24 million tons in the 2004-05 marketing year that runs from November to October, it will remain well below the minimum requirement of 5.13 million tons, according to a recent assessment by WFP and its sister UN agency, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).Two-thirds of the 23.7 million population remain dependent on the government-run public distribution system (PDS), which provides its mostly urban recipients with subsidized rations. These have recently been cut to 250 grams of staples per day, enough to meet only half their calorie needs.The largest group to be assisted with rations are 2.7 million children in nurseries, kindergartens, primary schools and orphanages. The food basket includes cereals, pulses and vegetable oil, as well as vitamin- and mineral-enriched blends, biscuits and noodles. Children in hospital are to be similarly supported. read more

“Fifty-eight years ago, Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld died in a plane crash in the Congo while trying to broker a peace agreement to end the conflict in the country”, said Mr. Guterres, calling the former UN chief “a tireless and fearless champion of peace” who took “robust action when needed”.Today’s honourees were military and police personnel, international civil servants, national staff and UN Volunteers from 38 countries who served in 12 different UN peace operations around the world.“Hailing from different backgrounds, our fallen heroes were united in their efforts to help the UN attain its most important objective – to save further generations from the scourge of war”, said Mr. Guterres. “The medal we posthumously honour them with, bears the name of Secretary-General Hammarskjöld”.It is also inscribed with the fallen hero’s name, “forever linking them in our hearts and in our memories”, said the UN chief.Mr. Guterres quoted Secretary-General Hammarskjöld in saying: “The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.”“Today, as we honour our fallen colleagues with the Dag Hammarskjöld medal, let us also honour them by living up to his call to never abandon the pursuit of peace”, he stressed. “I offer my highest tribute to those we remember here today, and my sincerest condolences to their loved ones left behind”, he concluded, asking for a moment of silence.A ‘true’ hero lost In a special event as part of the commemorations, the UN chief paid tribute to the late Private Chancy Chitete of Malawi, who was hit by enemy fire while protecting and administering lifesaving first aid to his wounded Tanzanian comrade, Corporal Omary.Private Chitete became only the second winner of the UN’s highest peacekeeping award, the “Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage” which was established in 2014 for uniformed and civilian personnel who meet the criteria, and named after the late UN peacekeeper Captain Diagne – the first posthumous recipient of the award – who saved hundreds of lives in Rwanda in 1994, before being killed.  “The world does not have many true heroes”, said the UN chief, but Private Chitete, who was serving with the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), was “indeed one of them”.In November last year, while conducting an operation to stop armed attacks which were disrupting the Ebola response in local towns, peacekeepers came under heavy fire. As bullets were flying, Private Chitete dragged Corporal Omary back to an area “of greater safety”, Mr. Guterres recounted. “Both were evacuated for medical treatment. Corporal Omary survived.  Private Chitete did not”.   “Private Chitete’s selfless heroism and sacrifice helped the peacekeepers achieve their objective and dislodge the militia from its stronghold and that was vital for the Ebola response to go on”, he commended. “He personally made a difference. A profound one”.The ceremony marked the first time the award has been conferred since its initial presentation to the family of Captain Diagne in 2016, said the Secretary-General, adding: “We could not have found a more deserving recipient”. Speaking of “the true cost of peacekeeping”, the UN chief called for a moment of silence for those who “paid the ultimate price” to protect others and “to give war-torn countries a chance for peace and hope”.The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned –Secretary-General Hammarskjöld“Today, in 14 missions around the world, our peacekeepers serve heroically to preserve peace and stability”, he said, adding that they also “face grave threats”.He noted that UN missions in Mali, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Lebanon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo “are among the most dangerous that we have ever undertaken”, saying that “last year we lost 98 military, police and civilian peacekeepers from 36 countries”. “We ask much of our peacekeepers”, Mr. Guterres said. “In return, we must continue to do all we can to ensure they are as safe as possible”.“Today, we honour the memory” of the peacekeepers who did not return home, and “recommit ourselves to carrying forward their mission for a better future”.Honouring 119 fallen heroesFollowing the wreath laying, the UN chief honoured 119 brave men and women with the Dag Hammarskjold medal.After laying a wreath to honor fallen Peacekeepers, @antonioguterres reminds the world of the sacrifices of the men and women who serve under the UN flag. Remarks: #PKDay #A4P @UNPeacekeeping— UN Spokesperson (@UN_Spokesperson) May 24, 2019 read more

first_imgEquinox Gold Corp reports that mining activities are underway in the Piaba Deposit at its Aurizona gold mine in Brazil. Construction remains on track to pour gold by late 2018. The mining contractor, U&M Mineração e Construção S/A, mobilized to site in March and mining commenced in mid-April. The majority of the mining fleet is on site and U&M has filled most of the planned 200 operator and support positions. U&M is operating two shifts a day and at the start of June will implement a third shift to mine 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Mining activities are currently focused on removing waste from two locations in the Piaba pit and developing access roads in preparation for ore mining in Q3 2018.“Commencing mining activities is a significant construction milestone for the Aurizona gold mine and also for Equinox Gold,” said Christian Milau, CEO of Equinox Gold. “The project remains on track to pour gold by the end of 2018. Aurizona will be Equinox Gold’s first operating mine and is expected to produce on average 136,000 oz of gold per year over the life of the mine.“While the Aurizona operations team is focused on achieving production, Equinox Gold’s exploration team is focused on mine life extension and district-scale opportunities,” continued Milau. “A resource update is underway incorporating near-mine mineralisation identified in the successful 2017 exploration program. There is also approximately 4 km of strike extension to be tested with upcoming exploration programs and a study is underway examining opportunities to develop the underground potential of this exceptional gold deposit.”Overall project was 44% complete and EPCM (engineering, procurement and construction management) activities were 61% complete at the end of MarchPlant construction was 27% complete at the end of MarchRefurbishment of the CIP circuit and detox tanks is completeConcrete foundations and pedestals for the new SAG and ball mills are completeManufacturing of the SAG and ball mills is complete and the components are in-transit to Brazil with delivery to site expected in JuneConstruction is proceeding on schedule and on budget, with $43 million of the $146 million construction budget spent and $76 million committed at the end of March. Construction is fully funded from cash and marketable securities on hand and an $85 million secured project credit facility, from which the company has drawn $15 million to date.All process plant earthworks have been completed. Fabrication of the SAG and ball mills is complete and the components have been loaded onto a ship for transport to Brazil with delivery to site expected in June. The concrete foundations and pedestals for the SAG and ball mills are complete and ready for mill installation. Structural steel erection in the grinding area has commenced. Additional concrete work is being completed in the leaching and thickening areas while formwork and rebar work is underway in the crusher and surge bin areas.Refurbishment of the existing CIP circuit and detox tanks is complete while the refurbishment of other equipment such as pumps, agitators, screens and motors is 65% complete. The new jaw crusher has been delivered to site as well as other new equipment.  A total of 600 t from the anticipated 1,200 t of structural steel has been delivered. The structural, mechanical and piping contract was awarded in March and steel erection activities have been underway since early April. The electrical and instrumentation contract is under technical and commercial evaluation and is expected to be awarded by the end of April.Engineering is well advanced and expected to be essentially complete by the end of April, with some follow-on field engineering activities moving to the site. Overall procurement of equipment and materials is 58% complete and all major purchase orders have been awarded. Purchasing activities are expected to be essentially complete by the end of May with follow-on expediting activities continuing through August. Most of the equipment is expected to be delivered to site from April through August.Improvements to secondary access roads to site have been completed. The incinerator is nearly complete and the site water treatment plant is 50% complete. All assay lab equipment has been ordered and the modular lab facilities are being assembled in containers by SGS-Geosol near Belo Horizonte, Brazil before being shipped to site. The first modules are expected to be delivered to site in June.The upgrades to two substations required to support the increased power draw for the 8,000 t/d throughput were 65% complete at the end of March, with completion expected by August. Engineering is complete and the longest lead items, capacitor banks and voltage regulators, have been delivered to site. Civil work at one of the substations is complete with work at the second substation commencing soon.In March 2018 the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Mineração Aurizona (MASA), received an Award for Excellence in the Mining and Metallurgy Industry by Brazilian magazine Minérios & Minerals in recognition of MASA’s “Young Environmental Agents Project”. This is the magazine’s 20th annual Award for Excellence in the Mining and Metallurgy Industry. Previous recipients have included companies such as AngloGold Ashanti, ArcelorMittal, Vale, Imerys and Alcoa.The Young Environmental Agents Project was created in 2015 to strengthen the relationship between MASA and local communities through an environmental approach. The main objective is to educate young people by hosting workshops focused on how minerals are used in our daily lives and the social, environmental and economic impacts and opportunities associated with mining. In 2017 MASA participated in more than 150 hours of workshops and hosted Aurizona mine tours, actively engaging with more than 50 teachers and 40 students from three nearby communities.“We are honoured to receive this award and are proud of the work the Aurizona team is doing in local communities,” said David Laing, Chief Operating Officer of Equinox Gold. “The Young Environmental Agents Project is just one of our ongoing community and stakeholder interaction programs. The Aurizona team works with community leaders and Brazilian organizations to implement a wide range of programs focused on infrastructure improvement, education, skills training, agricultural development and social programs.”last_img read more

first_imgThe wait for a white iPhone 4 may actually be about to end. Most people waiting for the white version of Apple‘s latest smartphone may have actually given up and decided black is good enough, but if you made it this long without caving and buying your prayers may have finally been answered.Phil Schiller promised us the white iPhone 4 was coming, and now Bloomberg has heard from three sources that we can expect it before the end of April. You will also be happy to hear that both AT&T and Verizon will have it available.We’ve heard before that manufacturing issues were what stopped a white iPhone appearing. One of the sources claims the specific problem was the white paint peeling off when subjected to heat. That has now been solved and going forward we should hopefully see simultaneous black and white gadget releases from Apple.If an end of April white iPhone 4 does appear it puts even more doubt around a June-July launch for the iPhone 5. Why would Apple replace the iPhone 4 when it released a new model two months earlier?Read more at BloombergMatthew’s OpinionIf this launch happens then you can forget about seeing an iPhone 5 before September and possibly even this year. It makes no sense for Apple to mass produce a white iPhone 4 if the iPhone 5 that replaces it is just a few months away. It would have more of an impact to forget the iPhone 4 and launch black and white models of iPhone 5 instead if that was the case.What this suggests to me is Apple intends to use the white iPhone 4 to buy itself a bit more time with iPhone 5 development. That means more time to work with NFC and LTE, better availability of 64GB memory chips, and a bigger window to experiment with carbon fiber and antenna placements.While a delayed launch may upset some Apple fans, I think it’s definitely in everyone’s interests to wait a little longer. iPhone 5 could be something a bit special that reaffirms Apple as the market leader for smartphones. Who wouldn’t want a 4G iPhone 5 with 64GB on board memory, larger edge-to-edge display, brand new lighter case design, and NFC out the box?last_img read more

first_imgMalgré le patch, iOs 5 décharge toujours les batteries La mise à jour en iOs 5.0.1 ne règle pas les problèmes de consommation d’énergie. Ennuyeux, dans la mesure où il s’agissait de son principal but…Publiée jeudi dernier, le patch de 44mo était supposée calmer les mécontents sur les forums d’Apple. « La mise à jour récente d’iOS résout beaucoup des problèmes de batterie que certains de nos clients ont rencontré avec leur appareil iOS 5, » dixit Apple, à la sortie de la 5.0.1. À lire aussiiPhone 6 : un smartphone fragile qui se plierait en restant dans une poche ?La réalité s’avère plus mitigée : si certains utilisateurs sont satisfaits, d’autres ne voient aucune différence. Une variabilité qui suggère l’existence de plusieurs failles, dont seulement certaines auraient été corrigées. Les fuites se produiraient donc suite à l’utilisation de certaines fonctionnalités que tous n’utilisent pas. Apple a admis “quelques soucis persistants” et travaille sur un nouveau patch.Ce n’est pas le seul problème de l’iPhone 4s, puisque des possesseurs se plaignent d’un problème de haut-parleur. Aléatoirement, ils n’entendent plus aucun son lors des appels émis ou reçus. Et bien évidemment, la dernière mise à jour n’y remédie pas du tout. Le 15 novembre 2011 à 09:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) and other ag organizations earlier this week urged Vice President-elect Mike Pence to quickly fill the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) vacancies with individuals well versed in agriculture commodity markets and issues.In a letter, industry groups pointed to the opportunity of President-elect Donald Trump to make nominations for the vacancies existing since 2014-15.“As you know, with the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFTC has taken on much more responsibility for overseeing financial markets than in the past. This has led to a makeup of the Commission that largely reflects backgrounds and experience in the financial sector,” the letter states. “Historically, however, there have always been Commissioners who understood agricultural futures markets, as well as the policy issues that impact the agricultural sector.”The groups said the industry appreciates the efforts of the sitting commissioners to learn the industry, but representation is vital for the ag futures markets.“We respectfully request that President-Elect Trump, with the consent of the U.S. Senate, ensures the CFTC has at least one Commissioner with a background in, and familiarity with, issues important to production agriculture and agribusiness. We appreciate your consideration,” the group states in the letter.Click here to read the letter.last_img read more

first_imgHyderabad: The Minorities Welfare Department Government of Telangana is implementing a unique scheme “Sponsoring 100 Minority Candidates to a private reputed coaching centre for All India Services examinations coaching”. Under this scheme, 100 candidates were selected through screening test conducted throughout Telangana and sponsored to the institutes of their choice from empanelled Institutions. The entire fee is paid by the government and stipend is also paid to the candidates. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us In this connection, a counselling session was held at TMREIS Head Office, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad in which 5 empanelled institutions viz; Analog, Brain Tree, RC Reddy, Vision IAS Institute and Hyderabad Study Circle participated and gave their presentation. Addressing the counselling session, A.K.Khan, Advisor to Government of Telangana, Minorities Welfare& President TMREIS described this as a unique scheme, considering that the government was making efforts to overcome the under-representation of Muslims and other minorities in IAS and IPS. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us Shahnawaz Qasim, Director, Minorities Welfare & Director Telangana State Minorities Study Circle cautioned the candidates to put in sincere efforts for realising their dream of becoming an IAS and IPS. B. Shafiullah, Secretary, TMREIS said that Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao wants the minorities to get these positions through competitive examinations. If Minority students get selected in IPS and IAS, they could ensure proper implementation of welfare schemes for their community.last_img read more

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 8 min read November 22, 2016 Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals The following excerpt is from Wendy Keller’s book Ultimate Guide to Platform Building. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunesIf you’ve decided you want to create a video to promote your business, you need to ask yourself a few questions before you get started:Will your video be used to post on your branded YouTube channel, your website or another site in hopes of attracting more prospects?Will you use a video as a freemium to attract people or as a pre­mium to incentivize people to buy?Will you use it to train or teach someone how to get more out of your product or service?Do you want to create video blogs (called “vlogs”)?Will you use the video as an intro for new customers? For instance, will it be a welcome video that tells them how to access the informa­tion they just bought while giving them an opportunity to see your smiling face?Do you want people to pay you to view it, as one would for an online training?Once you’ve decided the purpose of your video, creating it will be easy.Related: How to Brainstorm Great Content for Your Marketing PlanFollow these 10 steps to successfully film your video:1. Recording decisions Decide how you’ll record your video. You can do it on your cell phone and even pick up a cheap selfie stick so you can hold your phone further from your body than you can with just your arm. The fancy ones come with a plug that makes it easier to press the on/off button while recording. I have a client who does several videos a week with just his smartphone and a selfie stick. If you decide to do it that way, you can skip several of the next steps.2. Equipment (camera, lights) If you plan to do a lot of videos and you want high quality, buy a good video camera. If you choose to buy a camera, also buy a lapel microphone with a 25-foot cord and a tripod.You also want to get yourself a three-light kit that has square lights. The three-light kits, which vary in price, are called “soft boxes,” and they come with a cover that you can put over the bulbs. This will save your eyes and make the lights easier to adjust to so you get just the effect you want.There are many excellent tutorials online about how to set up the lights and background. Look at some of the most popular videos on YouTube, and you’ll see the variety of ways people light themselves, how far they stand from the camera lens, and how much they move (not much in most cases!). Once you’ve figured out what lighting works best in your space, diagram the positions on a piece of paper so you can easily replicate what you have learned.If you’re not using a light kit, film in the daytime near a window. Put the camera between yourself and the window so your face is illuminated but it’s not so bright that it’s hard to see you. You don’t want to look washed out, and you don’t want the shadow of the camera to be on you or your background. Viewers want to be able to look in your eyes to judge your sincerity. The more that your audience can read your micro-gestures, the more you’ll prove your authority and sincerity.3. Where to film Decide where you want to film. Indoors? Outdoors? In a formal studio you create or rent? In front of something symbolic? Think about the background your audience will see. Is it interesting but not distracting? It’s better to not be flat against a wall, or to have anything reflective right behind you, e.g., a piece of framed artwork. Even though you may not see the glare, the camera will, especially if you’re using lights. It’s difficult to record outside, where your viewers will be hearing barking dogs, airplanes, cars, sirens, children and other people talking and because these same sounds may distract you. Unless it’s part of your brand to be outside, it’s probably better to do it inside a quiet space where you can control the ambient noise.Related: 3 Steps to Writing and Selling an eBook4. What to wear Think about the impression you want to make. The rule of thumb is to never wear stripes or small patterns (because they’ll show up blurry); solid bright red or orange (because it will wash you out when you add the effect of lights); or glittery eye shadow or lipstick. The clothes you choose will immediately convey a message.Light-skinned people should wear a dark contrasting color, especially near your face, especially if you’ll be filming against a pale or white background. Blue is always good. Consider adding a splash of a bright color, like a politician with a red tie. Darker-skinned people should consider pastels to highlight and attract attention to the face. The colors will show up slightly different on different computers, laptops, smartphones and other viewing devices.5. How to prepare your content Are you an off-the-cuff speaker who can talk passionately after just seeing some notes or bullet points? Or do you require a script or maybe even a teleprompter?I’m in the former group, so I take a gigantic white board and write in large letters the main points I want to cover in the video. I hang it just a little higher than the camera on the tripod — in the place where the eyes of the cameraman would be if there was one. Then I just glance at it to make sure I cover all my intended points in the right order. You could also use those flip charts that have sticky backgrounds and put them as cue cards on the wall behind your camera.You can rent a teleprompter (expensive) or set up your laptop or iPad to become one. There are many different apps and software programs available to do that. No matter what, the important detail when using notes, flip chart pages, a white board or a teleprompter is not to move your eyes back and forth as you read the lines.6. Countdown to action Look in a mirror before you start filming. Pretend you’re on your way to the most important meeting of your life. Do you look “right”? No sparkly stuff? A dab of makeup will cover that razor nick you got this morning or that pimple you were hoping wouldn’t happen. Do your eyes look awake? Take some deep breaths. Practice smiling widely.7. Camera settings Plug in the microphone, and turn on the record function. Get into position. I mark my position on the floor with a piece of tape, record a few moments of talking, replay it and check to be sure my background and I are both lit properly and focused. Delete the trial video to save space on your memory card, if you’re using one.8. Get ready to recordTurn on the microphone again. Get in the right position again. Take at least one slow deep breath. Smile and count to five slowly in your head. Look right into the camera or slightly above it. Start talking. If you flub somewhere, just go back to the last point you remember and start over. Remember to smile and count before you begin again. This will make it far easier to edit.9. Call-to-actionBe certain to end with some kind of call to action. It could be, “Go to our website at www.[whateveritis].com to learn more” or “Get your free copy of my ebook [title] by clicking here now…” Or “To find out more, call the number on your screen.”10. Polishing and profiting from your video content Now you can transfer the video to a computer or a thumb drive. When you’re done, you can render the video through a variety of programs. We use a simple editing program called Wondershare. I found it very easy to learn and use.If you feel nervous or don’t want to attempt film editing, I suggest you place an ad on, and on for an experienced film editor. Check some samples of the editor’s work. When you’ve found the right person, you can give them the file and have it properly edited without learning any new software yourself. Note: Always make sure you keep the original file for yourself, just in case.Related: Creating a Podcast That Bring in More BusinessNow upload it to the server so the public can see it. We host our videos on Vimeo, then take the embed link and stick it on YouTube, in our Wishlist component on one of our WordPress websites, on LeadPages or actually onto a page on the website, depending on how we want our customer or prospect to see it.  This is how you can easily create video content. Now you can use and repurpose it however you desire. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

first_imgKB3199209 yet another Windows 10 patch without information by Martin Brinkmann on October 18, 2016 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 44 commentsMicrosoft released a new update for its Windows 10 operating system today under KB3199209. If you run the release version of windows 10 and have installed the Anniversary Update already, then you may see the new update when you run a check for updates on the operating system the next time.The update’s full title is Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3199209), at least on 64-bit versions of Windows.While it installs just fine, and there is no restart either, it lacks any information whatsoever other than its Knowledgebase ID and title.Update: Microsoft published information more than ten hours after the update rolled out.  It is a Servicing stack update for Windows 10 Version 1607: October 18, 2016 which improves the stability of the servicing stack.If you try to open the support article on the Microsoft website, you get a “try searching for what you need. This page does not exist” error message.I have complained about that issue before: Microsoft has the habit of releasing updates for its operating systems before it publishes the support articles.While that is not a problem for users who install any update the company puts out, it is highly problematic for users and administrators who want to know what an update is all about.Since there is no way of finding out what an update does, it is virtually impossible to ensure that it won’t have a negative effect on a computer system.While you can install it and hope for the best, you cannot possible test all programs and features on a Windows 10 machine after installing the update to make sure it did not take down any functionality or modify it.So what is the KB3199209 update for Windows 10 changing? We don’t know at this point in time, and won’t know until Microsoft publishes that support page.Some users noticed that Windows Defender’s real-time protection has been enabled after running the update, even with third-party antivirus software running on the system.We will update the article once we know more (which will probably be when Microsoft publishes the support page.Now You: How do you handle Windows updates? Do you research each update before you install it?SummaryArticle NameKB3199209 yet another Windows 10 patch without informationDescriptionMicrosoft released a new update for its Windows 10 operating system today under KB3199209 but has yet to publish the support page that describes what it does.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… YouTubeTom Daley and Dustin Lance Black One of the most famous celebrity same-sex couples on the planet got married in May.Olympic diver, writer and broadcaster Tom Daley tied the knot with partner, screenwriter and producer Dustin Lance Black, in a fairytale ceremony at Bovey Castle hotel in Devon, Englands.The pair have both teased us with a handful of photos from the event, but yesterday they went one further: releasing a video to Daley’s YouTube channel.[embedded content]As you would hope from the involvement of a major Hollywood player (Lance Black won an Oscar in 2009 for his screenplay for the film, Milk), the five-minute movie boasts stunning production values. It captures the pair’s magical day in all its romantic glory.‘When Tom and I met four years ago, I knew instantly I was in trouble,’ says Lance Black at the start, explaining how the young Brit captured his heart.‘I knew I’d met my match. I’d met someone who would inspire me, someone who I could admire but also somebody who would naturally be my best friend.‘It didn’t hurt that he was incredibly cute and charismatic and didn’t let me get away with a thing!’ he jokes.‘Everything that he does just makes me fall in love with him every day more and more’‘Within the first few minutes of conversation with Lance, things massively changed for me,’ adds Tom Daley. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black announce birth of their sonTom Daley poses nude for David Hockney – and reacts to drawingTom Daley reveals what he loves most about husband Dustin Lance BlackRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Watch Tom Daley reveal their wedding cake to Dustin Lance Black eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘I fell in love. Every single part of him, the way he thinks, the way he acts, and everything that he does just makes me fall in love with him every day more and more.’The pair, who have been on honeymoon in Spain over the past week, also shared the video to their respective Twitter profiles. They both tweeted to say revenue from YouTube views will go towards the UK”s LGBT Switchboard (@switchboardLGBT).At the time of writing, the video has been viewed almost half a million times in less than 24 hours.See also12 adorable pics of Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black’s loved-up European honeymoonlast_img read more

first_imgChina’s war on garbage is as digitally savvy as the country itself. Think QR codes attached to trash bags that allow a municipal government to trace exactly where its trash comes from.On July 1, the world’s most populated city (Shanghai) began a compulsory garbage-sorting program. Under the new regulations (in Chinese), households and companies must classify their wastes into four categories and dump them in designated places at certain times. Noncompliance can lead to fines. Companies and properties that don’t comply risk having their credit rating lowered.The strict regime became the talk of the city’s more than 24 million residents, who criticized the program’s inflexibility and confusing waste categorization. Gratefully, China’s tech startups are here to help.For instance, China’s biggest internet companies responded with new search features that help people identify which wastes are “wet” (compostable), “dry,, “toxic,” or “recyclable.” Not even the most environmentally conscious person can get all the answers right. Like, which bin does the newspaper you just used to pick up dog poop belong to? Simply pull up a mini app on WeChat, Baidu or Alipay and enter the keyword. The tech firms will give you the answer and why.A WeChat mini program that lets users learn the category of cashAlipay, Alibaba’s electronics payment affiliate, claims its garbage-sorting mini app added one million users in just three days. The lite app, which is available without download inside the e-wallet with one billion users, has so far indexed more than 4,000 types of rubbish. Its database is still growing, and soon it will save people from typing by using image recognition to classify trash when they snap a photo of it. Alibaba’s answer to Alexa Tmall Genie can already answer (in Chinese) the question “what kind of trash is a wet wipe?” and more.If people are too busy or lazy to hit the collection schedule, well, startups are offering valet trash service at the doorstep. A third-party developer helped Alipay build a recycling mini app (“垃圾分类回收平台”) and is now collecting garbage from 8,000 apartment complexes across 11 cities. To date, two million people have sold recyclable material through its, Alibaba’s food delivery arm, added trash pickup to its list of valet services its fleets offer on top of “apologize to the girlfriend” and dog walking.Besides helping households, companies are also building software to make property managers’ lives easier. Some residential complexes in Shanghai began using QR codes to trace the origin of garbage, state-owned media outlet Xinhua reported. Each household is asked to attach a unique QR code to their trash bags, which will be scanned for sources and classification when they arrive at the waste management station.Workers at a waste management station in Shanghai scan codes on trash bags to check their source (Screenshot from Xinhua feature)This way, regulators in the region know exactly which family has produced the trash — although the city’s current garbage regulations do not require real-name tracking — and those who correctly categorized receive a small reward of 0.1 yuan, or 1.45 cents, per day, according to another report (in Chinese) from Xinhua.last_img read more


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