Harness the power of compound clips! Save time in your video editing by applying effects to multiple audio tracks at once in Final Cut Pro X.The compound clip feature in FCPX can make your edits more organized and efficient! By combining your audio clips into a single compound clip, you can essentially create master audio tracks to which you can apply effects. It takes only three simple steps.1. Select the Audio Clips You Want to CombineFirst, highlight all of the audio clips you’d like to combine into a FCPX compound clip. You may choose to group them by audio type — dialogue, music, sound effects, etc. — or break them down further — audio from Interview A, b-roll audio, etc.2. Select “New Compound Clip”Now right-click on the selected clips and choose “New Compound Clip.”3. Make AdjustmentsYou can now quickly adjust the volume, solo/mute, or add effects to a group of audio clips all at once inside Final Cut Pro X. If you want to later make changes to any of the individual audio clips inside your master compound clip, simply click the compound clip and it will expand revealing each audio clip inside it.Aside from the inherent time-saving benefits, this is also a great way to keep your FCPX project timelines more organized.Remember to search the PremiumBeat blog next time you need additional audio editing tips, video editing tricks, and Final Cut Pro X techniques. You’ll likely find the answers you need!
Unhappy over a shorter budget session of the Punjab Assembly that is slated to start from March 20, the Aam Aadmi Party has asked the Speaker to extend it to at least 15 sittings.In a letter to the Speaker, AAP leader Kanwar Sandhu has pointed out that usually the State budget sessions have between nine and 15 sittings.Endorsed by Mr. Khaira“The session falls woefully short of even the earlier sessions,” said Mr. Sandhu in the letter, which has been endorsed by the Leader of the Opposition, Sukhpal Singh Khaira.Pressing to extend the session to the second week of April, Mr. Sandhu said, “As the Speaker, you are the House custodian and the duration of the session is your, and not the government’s, prerogative. The Government could give you a list of the business that it seeks to bring forward. As the Speaker, you could ask each of the Opposition parties for their list of the business before taking the final call on the number of sittings the House would have.” Pointing out that Punjab was today facing a severe crisis forcing the people to head for foreign countries, Mr. Sandhu said, “Future generations would not forgive us for neglecting the vital issues plaguing the State. These can be addressed only through discussion and debate and not by pushing them under the carpet. Punjab has not only been let down by its bureaucracy but also looted by its political masters. The only hope lies in the parliamentary institutions like the Vidhan Sabha, which needs to debate the vital issues plaguing the State.”
PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES “We knew how much of a fighter (Mike Cofer) was and we kind of wanted to embody that and play just like he would out there,” Mann said.The Seminoles could not have done much better.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMann had 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Mfiondu Kabengele scored 22 points and fourth-seeded Florida State ran Ja Morant and 12th-seeded Murray State out of the tournament, 90-62 Saturday to advance to the West regional semifinal.After Florida State’s first-round victory Thursday, Phil Cofer received a call in the locker room, alerting him that his father, a longtime NFL linebacker with the Detroit Lions, had died at age 58. Phil Cofer chose to stay with the team, but he did not play Saturday. He was already nursing a sore foot that kept him out against Vermont. “And when you see the way Phil play, the way he acts, the way he responds to challenges, you see Mike Cofer,” Hamilton said. “And I thought that our kids tonight decided that’s what we wanted to play for, something bigger than ourselves and bigger than the game.”Kabengele credited the coaching staff for allowing the players to grieve and comfort their friend, while still getting them to maintain focus on game preparation. And having Phil Cofer there with the team helped a lot, too.“To see him be there just to support us, it gives you no choice but to play hard for him,” Kabengele said. “I am hopeful that the way we played today just helped him go through this tough time.”Florida State (29-7) is in the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year, the first time FSU has pulled that off since 1992-93, where they will face top-seeded Gonzaga in Anaheim, California.Morant was the story of the first round, posting a triple-double against Marquette that had NBA stars Steph Curry and Luka Doncic marveling at the sure-fire lottery pick. Morant again had the Murray State fans on their feet early against Florida State. The sophomore was 5 for 5 from 3-point range in the first half, flashing his step-back and cross-over jumpers. Florida State was winning everywhere else on the court, forcing turnovers, getting out in transition and knocking down 3s.The Seminoles came into the game shooting 33.4 percent from 3, 223rd in the nation — and then hit eight of their first 11 from behind the arc. Known for their defense, the Seminoles were playing fast and getting good shots. Florida State had a 16-point lead at the half and it didn’t get much better after the break.Christ Koumadje had two easy slams off lobs, Mann tipped in his own miss and Kabengele slammed home another rebound to make it 68-46 with 13 minutes left.BIG PICTUREMurray State: Morant scored 28 points but had only four assists, one in the second half, after getting 16 against Marquette. The Seminoles forced the other Racers to make plays and they couldn’t deliver.“Our game plan was to take away his options of passing,” Mann said. Florida State: The Seminoles have won eight of nine and are 16-2 since late January.UP NEXTMurray State: The Racers will face life without Morant.Florida State: The Seminoles eliminated the Zags in the regional semifinal last year. MOST READ During the playing of the national anthem before Saturday’s game, Cofer lined up with his teammates, next to fellow senior Mann. Cofer stood with his head down and wiped his eyes with the sweat shirt he had pulled up to his chin. When “The Star Spangled Banner” ended, Mann put an arm around Cofer’s shoulder and patted his chest.“He’s doing a lot better,” Mann said of Cofer. “We’re there for him, trying to pick up his spirits, but he’s doing a lot better.”Cofer took a seat on the sideline for the game, his right foot in a plastic boot to stabilize it.He had a great view of one of Florida State’s best performances of the season. The Seminoles overwhelmed the Racers (28-5) with their size, speed and depth — plus whatever little extra something they got from trying to honor their friend’s late father.Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said Mike Cofer was a man of toughness, character and courage.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Getting closer Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Google Philippines names new country director Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Florida State’s Mfiondu Kabengele (25) dunks over Murray State’s Ja Morant (12) during the second half of a second round men’s college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Hartford, Conn. Florida State won 90-62. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)HARTFORD, Conn. — Scribbled in black marker on Terrance Mann’s left shoe was all the inspiration he needed: Mike Cofer, 3-21-19.Just a couple of days ago, Mann’s close friend and Florida State teammate, Phil Cofer, found out his father had died after a long illness. Mann and the rest of the Seminoles vowed to play this game, this NCAA Tournament, for “something bigger.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments
bl23_DD IPL COMMENTS × SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT April 23, 2016 bl23_DD IPL Delhi Daredevils produced a fine all-round show to beat defending champions Mumbai Indians by 10 runs and extend their winning run in the ninth Indian Premier League, here today.Young Sanju Samson (60) struck a fine half-century while JP Duminy made a brisk unbeaten 49 to help Daredevils post 164 for five after being asked to bat at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground.Defending the total, Daredevils dished out a disciplined bowling and fielding display to restrict Mumbai Indians to 154 for seven and register their third win on the trot.Veteran Amit Mishra proved why he is regarded as the best leg-spinner of the country at present by returning with figures of 4-0-24-2, which included the important wickets of Ambati Rayudu and Jos Buttler.Chasing 165, Mumbai lost Parthiv Patel early but skipper Rohit Sharma (64 off 47 balls) and Ambati Rayudu (25 off 23) added 53 runs for the second wicket to steady the innings.While Rayudu played an aggressive knock, Rohit’s was an uncharacteristic innings as he preferred to play the second fiddle. Rayudu cracked four boundaries before he was cleaned up by a flighted googly from Mishra in the ninth over.After Rayudu’s fall, Krunal Pandya came to bat and the youngster used his long handle to great effect to make a quickfire 36 off just 17 balls before he was caught short off the crease at the non-strikers end by a direct hit from Daredevils skipper Zaheer Khan off his own bowling.Krunal struck four boundaries and two huge sixes and together with Rohit shared 41 runs for the third wicket.The way Krunal was going at one stage it looked Mumbai would finish off the match in quick time but his run out and Mishra’s brilliant spell in the middle overs turned the things in Daredevils favour. Mishra then foxed Butler with another googly to trap the batsman plumb in front of the wicket.With Mumbai Indians needing 47 off the last four overs for a win, all hopes of the visitors were on the shoulders of their skipper Rohit and Kieron Pollard.Rohit and Pollard then brought down the equation to 32 off the last two overs and the big-hitting West Indian raised the hopes of Mumbai Indians when he clobbered Zaheer over long-on boundary for a six.But it was not to be Mumbai’s day as Pollard departed in the next ball when he miscued a shot only to give a simple catch to Chris Morris at sweeper cover.Needing 21 off the last over, Rohit brought down the equation with a six off the second ball of Morris but he fell victim of an unnecessary mix up with Hardik Pandya in the very next ball while going for a double.Thereafter, victory was a mere formality for Delhi and they wrapped up the match in style without any further fuss. SHARE Published on IPL 2016 cricket
NEW YORK – Los Angeles Dodgers two-time National League All-Star outfielder Cody Bellinger received the 2019 AHEPA Harry Agganis Hellenic Athlete Award at a presentation made prior to the Dodgers game with the New York Mets at Citi Field on September 15, announced AHEPA President George G. Horiates. President Horiates, Chairman of the Board Nicholas Karacostas, and Awards Selection Committee Chairman Gregory Stamos presented the award to Bellinger, a Greek-American, who is considered a candidate for this year’s National League Most Valuable Player.“We are honored to present Cody Bellinger with the prestigious Harry Agganis Award,” Horiates said. “Throughout his life, Bellinger has demonstrated excellence as a baseball player. He has flourished as a Major Leaguer and has earned coveted accolades that have eluded many players who reach the Majors. As a community, we are proud of his many accomplishments, and we wish Cody continued success.”“I would like to thank AHEPA for this recognition,” Bellinger said. “The Award has special meaning to the Greek-American community, and I am honored to receive it.”During the 2019 season, Bellinger, 24 years old, is slashing an impressive .306/.410/.639 with 44 home runs, 106 RBI, and an OPS of 1.049, earning his second All-Star appearance. In his first Major League season, Bellinger was selected as an All-Star and unanimously was named the 2017 National League Rookie of the Year, becoming the Dodgers’ 18th Rookie of the Year and the 22nd player overall to win the award by unanimous vote. In 2018, Bellinger displayed postseason brilliance, appearing in all 12 of the Dodgers’ postseason games and was awarded the 2018 NLCS MVP after driving in the game-winning runs in Games 4 and 7.Cody is the son of Clay Bellinger, a two-time World Series champion for the New York Yankees who also played for Greece’s 2004 Olympic baseball team.The AHEPA Harry Agganis award is named after the legendary multi-sport athlete of Greek heritage who died prematurely at 26 from a pulmonary embolism. Agganis, known as “The Golden Greek,” played professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox and was a college football All-American at Boston University.Previous recipients of the Agganis Award include: NBA MVP and All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo, Professional Baseball All-Star and World Series Champion Mike Moustakas, Professional Baseball All-Star Player Nick Markakis, former Professional Football placekicker and Super Bowl Champion Matt Stover, Olympic Diving Champion Greg Louganis, Ultra-Marathoner Dean Karnazes, World Champion Decathlete Tom Pappas, and Professional Football Player Fred Smerlas.The AHEPA National Athletic Department offers a wide range of regional and national sporting events and competitions. In 1975, the AHEPA Hellenic Hall of Fame was established, and since its inception, more than 150 individuals have been inducted. Also included in the program are National Athletic and Scholarships Awards for amateur and professional athletes who are spotlighted and honored annual at the AHEPA Supreme Convention.TweetPinShare1111 Shares
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zoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: LNG Carriers/ Flickr-Kees Torn under CC BY-SA 2.0 license Greece-based owner and operator of LNG carriers GasLog wrapped up 2018 with record annual and quarterly results, driven by strong spot earnings from the company’s vessels. The company’s profit increased to USD 126.4 million in 2018 from USD 84.2 million posted a year earlier.In addition, revenues rose to USD 618.3 million in 2018 from USD 525.2 million seen in 2017.During the fourth quarter of 2018, GasLog delivered a record profit of USD 30.4 million, compared to USD 29.7 million in the corresponding period of 2017. Revenues stood at USD 188.6 million in Q4 2018, against USD 135.8 million recorded in Q4 2017.“GasLog delivered another set of record results in the fourth quarter of 2018 driven in large part by very strong earnings from our spot vessels against a backdrop of extreme tightness in the LNG shipping market. These spot earnings, combined with our fleet growth during the year, our strong operational performance and strict cost control, delivered record annual results,” Paul Wogan, Chief Executive Officer, commented.In 2018, GasLog ordered a total of six new LNG carriers at South Korean Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard.“During 2018, we continued to execute our growth strategy. We announced seven newbuild orders, six of which are committed to long-term charters, four with Cheniere and two with a wholly owned subsidiary of Centrica plc (“Centrica”),” he continued.GasLog Partners issued over USD 320 million of new equity in 2018, of which over USD 200 million was recycled to GasLog. The equity recycled to GasLog and the company’s declining leverage mean that GasLog is well placed to fund the newbuild vessels under construction, as explained by the company.During the year, the company took delivery of GasLog Houston, GasLog Hong Kong and GasLog Genoa and sold Methane Becki Anne.What is more, the company achieved in Q4 the highest ever quarterly net pool performance from its vessels trading in the spot market under the LNG carrier pooling agreement following a significant increase in LNG shipping spot rates and utilization.“While spot rates have recently moderated from fourth quarter peaks, in line with historical seasonal trends, we expect tightness in LNG shipping markets to return given forecast LNG supply growth through 2020 and relatively few uncommitted newbuild vessels delivering in that period,” Wogan said.“As we look beyond 2020, additional shipping capacity will be required if consensus LNG demand and supply forecasts are realized. However, whilst we now believe that the LNG shipping market is heading towards a balanced state early next decade, the long-term secular growth of LNG supply and demand mean that, over the medium and long-term, GasLog will continue to serve a dynamic and growing industry,” Wogan concluded.
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New Delhi: India’s first east coast LNG import terminal at Ennore in Tamil Nadu will help state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) fast-track its city gas distribution plans, said Wood Mackenzie. The 5 million tonne per annum (MTPA) liquefied natural gas (LNG) import and regasification terminal, built by IOC at a cost of Rs 5,150 crore, was commissioned earlier this week.”IOC has already secured captive customers for 2 MTPA of capacity. The Ennore terminal will also help fast-track IOC’s city gas distribution plan, as gas from the terminal will be supplied to consumers around Chennai and Madurai,” Wood Mackenzie’s senior analyst Kaushik Chatterjee said in a report. India plans to double its LNG import and regasification capacity to 56.5 MTPA by 2025 to meet the energy needs of a fast-growing economy. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepIn order to supply natural gas to various consumers, IOC is laying a 1244-km pipeline for evacuation of gas from Ennore terminal. The pipeline from the terminal will go up to Madurai, Trichy and Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu and branch out to Bengaluru via Hosur in Karnataka. Imported gas at the terminal will meet fuel requirement of Chennai Petroleum Corp, Madras Fertilisers, Tamil Nadu Petroproducts and Manali Petrochemicals. Ennore LNG terminal is part of India’s plan to raise the share of natural gas in the country’s energy basket to 15 per cent by 2030 from current 6.2 per cent. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs”In the longer term, Ennore could become integrated with India’s national gas network via a pipeline to Vijayawada or Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. “Historically, delays in intra-state pipeline construction have impeded gas and LNG usage in India. The pipeline connecting the Kochi regasification terminal in Kerala to Mangalore in Karnataka is a glaring example,” Chatterjee said. IOC, he said, has additional plans to connect remaining refineries to gas pipelines, which will likely at least double its gas demand. IOC has signed a 0.7 MTPA contract with Mitsubishi for 20 years, with supply coming from Cameron LNG in the US. “We believe the commissioning of Ennore may also lead IOC to source more LNG directly rather than via Petronet LNG Ltd,” he said. India has four LNG import and regasification terminals on the west coast — 15 MTPA Dahej plant in Gujarat operated by Petronet LNG , Shell’s 5 MTPA Hazira terminal in the same state, GAIL’s 1.2 MTPA plant at Dabhol in Maharashtra and Petronet’s 5 MTPA terminal at Kochi in Kerala. “Indian regas capacity had constrained imports in recent years. Both Dahej and Hazira operated at maximum levels through much of 2018,” the consultancy said.
Rabat – The President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), Fouzi Lekjaa, unveiled a set of required procedures for Morocco’s fans wishing to travel to Abidjan to cheer on their squad during its upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Cote d’Ivoire.Lekjaa revealed these procedures in a statement given to the Moroccan sports channel Arriayadia on Friday.Arryadia posted Lekjaa’s statements on their official Twitter account on Friday as well. Pour ceux intéressés par le voyage à Abidjan pour soutenir l’équipe nationale ??précision du Président de la FRMF M. Lakjaa. pic.twitter.com/1f7tk0F0pB— Arryadia (@arryadiatv) October 20, 2017Lekjaa announced the arrangement made between FRMF and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) to reduce the price of round-trip tickets to Abdijan from a cost of generally MAD 10,930 to only MAD 2000. This arrangement was made after the federation sent a request to the state owned airline to reduce the price in order to allow more fans to travel to watch the game. Lekjaa, who is also the 3rd vice president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), added that fans will be given a ticket to attend the match on the day of the flight.He continued that Morocco’s Ministry of Health will provide people who have flights with a range of vaccines before leaving the country. These vaccines are recommended by the ministry in order to protect fans from various diseases, including yellow fever and Meningitis. The ministry will also provide the Atlas Lions supporters with a set of safety guidelines before their travels.The Moroccan football squad is only 1 point away from booking a ticket to the World Cup for the first time in 20 years. The team will face Cote d’Ivoire on November 11.
The President’s Surgite Award is awarded to current students to recognize those who have been outstanding in one or more of the following areas: leadership, advancing the University’s reputation, contribution to life at Brock or valuable service to the University or broader community.This is the second in a series of three stories featuring the graduate student recipients of the 2015 awards: Scott Behie, PhD student in Biotechnology; Julian Petrachenko, Master’s student in Applied Health Sciences; and Jason Ribeiro, graduate of Master’s of Education.***Julian PetrachenkoMaster’s student in Applied Health SciencesHometown: Welland, OntarioGraduate award highlights: 2015 President’s Surgite Award, 2014 finalist Three Minute Thesis ContestStudying at Brock has been a charm for Julian Petrachenko – literally.For the past three years, Petrachenko has served as the program developer, co-ordinator and graduate student facilitator for the Confident Healthy Active Role Models (CHARM) program.As a service-learning opportunity, CHARM has taken a central focus in Petrachenko’s master’s studies in Applied Health Sciences.“At its core, the CHARM program is an adapted physical activity and life skills development program that works with youth who are underserved in Niagara’s typical educational environments,” explains Petrachenko. “The youth attend weekly modified physical activity sessions that blend body expressive and art expressive activities to better meet the needs of the individual while providing meaningful opportunities for physical activity.”His role has been to work with undergraduate students on a weekly basis to plan, develop and implement the CHARM program run at the Brock University campus.“One of the most exciting CHARM developments has been the integration of Brock alumni and local Niagara community artists to co-create and facilitate a variety of the body expressive and art expressive workshops facilitated through the CHARM program,” says Petrachenko. “For example, last term our sessions gave youth a chance to develop personal skills by participating in drumming circles, beat boxing, guerilla theatre, fencing, martial arts and Tai Chi.”Petrachenko says his leadership attitudes are a product of his graduate studies experiences and, in particular, the outstanding mentorship he’s received from of his supervisor Prof. Maureen Connolly.“In my ongoing experience growing as an artist, researcher and educator, I feel effective leadership is strongly related to how well individuals in leadership roles can respectfully accommodate diverse learning styles and skill sets while genuinely collaborating and co-creating authentic learning experiences with the communities, groups, and individuals that animate their projects,” he says.While he’s in the midst of finishing his master’s thesis with plans to graduate this fall, Petrachenko doesn’t expect his charmed academic life to run out anytime soon.“I’ve been completely re-energized and inspired by the variety of positive feedback and support the CHARM program and research project has received in this past year,” Petrachenko says. “It has been a privilege to share this research at various conferences and presentation engagements in Canada and the U.S. It will be an even greater honour to pursue this cutting-edge research at the doctoral level.”If you’re a Niagara artist or one of Brock’s alumni who is interested in collaborating with the CHARM program please contact Julian Petrachenko at email@example.com.The series continues next week with a profile on Jason Ribeiro. Julian Petrachenko is one of three President’s Surgite Award winners.
Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has welcomed government’s announcement that it will retain the existing frequency of the MOT test and encourage garages to subscribe to industry codes of practice. The decision ensures that road safety, consistency of service, quality assurance and consumer confidence in the automotive service and repair industry will be maintained and enhanced.The key outcomes of the review include:Retaining the existing test frequency.Working with industry codes of practice to raise standards.Tightening regulation in the second-hand vehicle market.“Industry welcomes the decision by government to retain the existing MOT test regime, supporting the need to keep road safety a top priority,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Government will encourage garages to take up industry codes of practice to ensure a consistent and high quality approach to testing, thereby building consumer confidence and satisfaction. Industry will continue to work with the OFT-backed consumer protection scheme, Motor Codes, to play its part in improving standards across the service and repair sector.”Transport Secretary, Justine Greening, said, “Our garages are crucial to ensuring that Britain’s roads continue to be among the safest in the world. Most are doing good work but the latest data shows that there is room for improvement.“I want each motorist to be confident that a visit to the garage ends with their car repaired to a high standard by reputable mechanics rather than uncertainty about cost and the quality of service.The MOT test plays a crucial role in maintaining the standards of vehicles on UK roads. In the UK, new cars complete an MOT test three years after purchase and annually thereafter. Last year there was an 8% reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured on UK roads and thanks to stringent vehicle testing, the UK has some of the safest roads in Europe.SMMT and its members are committed to maintaining the integrity and consistency of the MOT test regime while improving customer satisfaction across the industry. Working with Motor Codes, the OFT-approved self-regulatory industry body, the industry is working to help motorists identify trustworthy and reputable garages, for all service and repair requirements, based on independent consumer feedback accessible through a postcode-based garage finder at www.motorcodes.co.uk.As a result of the MOT evaluation, the key decisions made by government include:Retaining the existing rules on MOT test frequency; with an initial test three years from first registration and every year thereafter.Encouraging the take up of industry codes of practice, such as the OFT-approved schemes run by Motor Codes, and expand them to include MOT testing.Helping motorists to spot ‘clocked’ second hand vehicles, by changing MOT certificates so that they carry the last three years’ mileage information as well as the mileage on the day of the test.Arranging ‘mystery shopper’ tests to help improve performance in addition to those already carried out by VOSA.
Rhein-Neckar Lowen were the favorites at the SAP-Arena in Mannheim against TBV Lemgo, but the team had no easy job. TBV Lemgo proved to be a tough nut to crack, and they even had the lead for the second quarter of the match. It was all decided after the 56th minute in which RN Lowen scored two goals, and conceded none, making it 34:32 in their favor, and managed to keep this slight lead until the end, when the final score of 35:34 was settled. Captain Gensheimer scored 11 goals, while du Rietz contributed 10. Timm Schneider was Lemgo’s best with 8 goals.THW Kiel had a relatively easy game away at Bergischer HC, and won with 32:20, still being on level points with RN Lowen, but on second place.Bundesliga: Bergischer 20:32 THW Kiel, Erlangen 22:20 HSG Wetzlar, Minden 22:31 Flensburg, RN Lowen 35:34 TBV Lemgo, Bietigheim 24:32 Lubbecke. dkb hbldu rietzhandballHandball Bundesligarhein-neckar loewenrn lowenrukometTHW Kieltimm schneiderUwe Gensheimer ← Previous Story “Great” idea WHC Vardar: Make a bet, and get free tickets?! Next Story → ASOBAL (Round 9): Barcelona wins derby against La Rioja
Very recently, researches uncovered a rather serious security flaw affecting around 99 percent of all Android devices. Issues with the way authentication tokens are stored and transmitted on Android versions older than 2.3.4 (which is the overwhelming majority of users at the moment) made it possible for cybercriminals to intercept those tokens on unsecured wireless connections. By impersonating a familiar hotspot, an attacker merely needs to sit back and wait for unsuspecting Android users to connect and log in to affected services.Today, however, it was announced that Google was moving quickly to address the flaw, and, since the company is implementing a server-side fix, no action by end users is required. It’s believed that tokens served after the change will be encrypted before being sent to and stored on an Android device. The patch will begin rolling out today and should shore things up with Google Docs and Google Calendar, but it’s not totally eradicating the problem as reported by some outlets.The Picasa vulnerability is still present in Android 2.3.4 and it remains unpatched for the time being. Google has told ComputerWorld’s JR Raphael that engineers are still investigating that particular issue, but no timetable was given for a possible fix.AdChoices广告To prevent any stored authentication data on your device from being exposed to an attacker, make sure you’re only connecting to encrypted wireless access points or using your phone’s 3G or 4G data connection. Connecting to an open access point is never a good idea, and that’s especially true for those of you with an Android device — at least until the authentication token issue is totally locked down.
There’s no such thing as a perfect gadget. Sure, there are some obvious things that can be avoided, but at the end of the day it is impossible to account for every variable. When you find that sweet spot, where it seems like you’ve gotten a really great device, you start to see the odd little ways it can be improved. Unfortunately, certain solutions can create other problems. A perfect example of this would be some of the changes made in the 2012 line of MacBook Pros.We take our laptops with us everywhere these days, and the great thing about the new MacBooks is that they actually have the battery life to survive a weekend excursion with light use. Unfortunately, it has been discovered that the keyboard on the new MacBook Pro with Retina display Best Price at Amazon specifically is a little soft. When you type on the keyboard, you can feel that the individual keys give very easily. It’s really nice if you are sitting somewhere typing, especially given how little noise it makes. If the MacBook Pro is in a bag or a case and is jostled the right way, however, the machine will wake up inside the bag. This happens when the machine is hibernating as well as being completely off. The right amount of force in the right direction will cause the keys to press on their own and wake the machine up.Many owners of new MacBooks are not huge fans of the new MagSafe adapter, either. In previous versions of the MacBook, I think the power adapter was implemented flawlessly. I wish everything I used had a magnetic power adapter, and I can only imagine how many gadgets would have been saved from my clumsiness if they did. The new MacBooks have a slightly different adapter though, and while it is still magnetic, there are many who feel it has a much weaker connection than previous models. It manages to maintain a connection when sat on a desk, but sing it in your lap is going to cause some issues. Any time you move the laptop with any kind of force, the power adapter disconnects. It’s incredibly frustrating.The new MacBook Pro accomplishes a lot of amazing things in its own right. Thinner, lighter, and incredibly more powerful machines were the result of untold hours of research and development. Subtle changes needed to be made all over in order to accomplish those feats, and there were unforseen consequences to those changes. I don’t think that wiggly keys or a weak power adapter is a deterrent for anyone seriously considering a MacBook Pro with Retina display, but issues like this could easily lead to the decision to leave the laptop at home.via Mac Performance Guide
In recent developments for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, the Athens government has made a desirable offer; to loan, on a recurring and long-term basis, rare archaeological treasures from Greek museums in exchange for the return of the Marbles from the British Museum.The request has been made as a symbolic act in the fight against anti-democratic forces that appear to be on the rise and seeking “the dissolution of Europe”.“The reunification of the Parthenon Marbles will be a symbolic act that will highlight the fight against the forces that undermine the values and foundations of the European case against those seeking the dissolution of Europe,” said Lydia Koniordou, the Greek Minister of Culture and Sport. “The Parthenon monument represents a symbol of Western civilisation. It is the emblem of democracy, dialogue and freedom of thought.”Greece has a number of art works dating back to antiquity, including the ‘golden mask of Agamemnon’ and the statue of Zeus/Poseidon, which if loaned to Britain would likely draw great interest.In an official statement the International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures (IARPS) said the Greek government had clearly made the offer in the “true spirit of compromise”. “Greece and its supporters will not rest until all the known surviving sculptural elements from the Parthenon are reunited in the Acropolis Museum in full view of the monument which they once adorned,” the IARPS said.Andrew George, chairman of the British Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures, said agreeing to return the sculptures on these terms would only help the UK to rebuild its reputation in the region following the controversial Brexit vote.“Britain has nothing to lose but a deeply damaged reputation – having clung on for over 200 years to such important artefacts which were stolen from the Greeks when they could do nothing to stop it – and has much to gain at the very time Britain’s reputation needs enhancing amongst those countries it wants to do a deal with,” Mr George said.The Marbles were taken from Greece more than 200 years ago by Lord Elgin, when the country was still part of the Ottoman Empire, where they once adorned the Parthenon temple built by the world’s first democracy some 2,500 years ago. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
LA CENTER — The La Center School District will put a bond issue up for vote during a special election on Feb. 13. The district is seeking applications from citizens interested in being appointed to a committee to write the pro/con statements for the Clark County online voters’ guide.Those interested should send their name, address, phone number and which position they represent to Superintendent Dave Holmes at the La Center School District, P.O. Box 1840, La Center, WA 98629 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday. The board will take action on the appointments at its Tuesday meeting.
In its efforts to advance aerospace innovation, Boeing on Tuesday launched an engineering and technology centre in Bengaluru.Countries rushing to amass fighter jets will fire global defense sector growth in 2017-18The Boeing India Engineering and Technology Centre (BIETC) will undertake “high quality technology-driven work” and engage in the development of software tools for airlines and airports to improve their operations and reduce costs, automation for more efficient next-generation manufacturing, systems, infrastructure and analytics.According to Boeing, the centre will leverage a “talent pool of employees” to boost productivity and long-term competitiveness to support the global aerospace giant’s engineering growth in strong international markets such as India.”When we look for regions of competitiveness for the company around the world, we look at building cost, capability and market access advantages,” Pratyush Kumar, president of Boeing India, said in a statement.Additionally, Boeing said on Monday that its satellite built for ABS entered into commercial service, providing enhanced satellite services including direct-to-home television services on January 21 to customers in Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, South Asia and South East Asia.This satellite, ABS-2A, joins ABS-3A as Boeing’s second all-electric propulsion 702 satellite for ABS. Boeing is the first satellite manufacturer to build and deliver all-electric propulsion satellites.”ABS-2A is the latest high-capacity satellite providing expansion and continuity of satellite services at ABS’ prime gateway over the Indian Ocean region. It is located with ABS-2 at our premium neighbourhood at 75°E optimised for video services for growing television community access and direct-to-home businesses,” said Tom Choi, CEO of ABS.
Representational imageCustoms officials recovered 40 gold bars weighing 4.6kg from a flight of US Bangla Airlines at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Sunday, reports UNB.Director general of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) Moinul Khan said a customs team conducted a raid on the aircraft, which landed at the airport from Kolkata, around 2:30pm and recovered a black packet wrapped in scotch tape in an abandoned condition beneath a seat.Later, 40 gold bars worth Tk 20.50 million were found opening the packet.