After Effects Tutorial: Create a 3D Room From a Still Photograph

first_imgTake a still photo and convert it into 3D using a few simple tools in Photoshop and After Effects.This is one of those After Effects tricks that looks WAY harder than it really is. In the After Effects tutorial below I’ll show you how to take a picture of a room and ‘magically’ convert it into 3D. This effect is especially useful for video/show opens or scene recreations.In this tutorial we’ll make use of the underutilized  Vanishing Point tool in Photoshop to define the walls and dimensions of the room in our still image. This Photoshop feature makes creating the 3D room easy.Then, we’ll bring this model into After Effects where each wall will be broken into separate layers (with one parent that controls the entire ‘model’). Finally, we’ll add text in the room and some After Effects camera tricks for creating motion – and the appearance of actually traveling through the 3D room. This is a fairly simple After Effects trick so you don’ t have to be an AE wiz to pull it off.last_img read more

Know Your Customers

first_imgWhen I was a kid, I fronted a rock band called Bad Reputation (how we got the name is a story for another day). The band went through a few different versions, but in this version, the guitarist and the bass player joined after their Death Metal band broke up.We decided that we wanted to make money playing, and that meant learning a bunch of cover songs. Over the course of the summer, we learned literally hundreds of cover songs. We learned so many songs that we could play four one-hour sets on a Friday night and four completely different one-hour sets on Saturday night, never repeating a song. We were a machine, and we had something for everyone (as luck would have it).In something like 1987, we played a gig in a town called Coshocton, Ohio. It’s a very small town, and another band that played classic rock was kind enough to book us there where they had good relationships. Like true professionals, we showed up, we set up, and we prepared to play. But because the guitar player and the bass player were new, they wrote the set list. This was the first time I ever recall not having written the set list for a show. As the singer, I wrote the set list based on the songs that I sounded best singing, doing the stuff that took chops early, and working my way to Brian Johnson when my voice was shot.I don’t recall the set list exactly, but I do remember that we opened with Metallica’s For Whom the Bell Tolls. As we played, I watched the four people at table one get up and leave the bar. I believe we went from that into Megadeth’s Peace Sells, But Who’s Buying? As we rolled into our second number, two more tables got up and left. The bar owner came out from behind the bar, and he literally turned off the lights and pulled down the levels on our too-loud PA system. The show was over.The bass player rushed up to me and said: “You’re the singer, do something!” I countered, “What do you want me to do?” Desperate, he said: “Make people come back! Get them to turn the sound back up!” I said, “You want people to come back? Then play Rocky Mountain Way (the great Joe Walsh) and follow it up with Tush (the inimitable Texas trio that is ZZ Top).” The bass player said: “You’re kidding, right?” I wasn’t kidding.Rocky Mountain Way was played. Tush was played (twice, I think). So were a lot of other old classic rock songs. People came back into the bar. The sound and lights came back on. And the bar owner sold a lot of alcohol (and not just to the band). Had we not known so many songs, we’d have never brought people back in or had the levels turned back up. We might not have even been allowed to continue playing.There is a message in people running away from what you sell. You may be passionate about what you do, but that doesn’t mean there is a market for it. You need to know your customer and, sometimes, making a deal means giving them what they want. They may not yet be ready for what you are selling.QuestionsAre you selling what your customers want to buy?Why do they want something different?Are you ahead of them? How do you make changes to lead them to where you are going with you?last_img read more

Romero Duno KOs Mexican foe in first round

first_imgOnyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:17Keith Thurman gambling on himself to KO Manny Pacquiao in 1st round00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next Former Purefoods point guard Ulysses ‘Buboy’ Tanigue passes away Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Romero Duno (R) of the Philippines lands a right hand to the head of Yardley Armenta during their lightweight bout at The Forum on January 27, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFPFilipino Romero Duno bolstered his stock after making quick work of Yardley Armenta Cruz of Mexico on Sunday (Manila time) at the Forum in Los Angeles.The General Santos native knocked out Cruz at the 1:01 mark of the first round in their lightweight bout.ADVERTISEMENT Duno wasted no time in pummeling his foe, unloading a bevy of combinations that Cruz had no answer to.“That was our plan, to finish the match in three to four rounds,” he told ABS-CBN Sports in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“When I stepped into the ring, I got excited and I didn’t imagine that it would end that fast.”The win improved Duno’s record to 16-1, with 14 knockouts. He has now won his last seven fights.last_img read more

Würth Elektronik: PLCC-RGB-LEDs for sophisticated lighting solutions

first_img Continue Reading Previous Infineon named Advanced Technology Partner to Amazon Web ServicesNext Clientron: latest POS system and IoV intelligent in-vehicle driving solution on show Würth Elektronik presents the WL-SFTW and WL-SFTD series of new RGB LEDs that are ideal for accent and decorative lighting, optical displays as well as industrial applications. Thanks to their PLCC contacting design, the two series of individually controllable LEDs are ideally suited for SMT assembly and reflow soldering. The WL-SFTW series offers three different standard packaging designs: 3528 with four pins as well as 3528 and 5050 with six pins. The WL-SFTD series in 3535 package can be of particular interest to lighting designers as it is characterized by its IPX6 protection class.RGB LEDs can be used to create any color by additive color mixing. This makes these compact components interesting for a variety of decorative applications. With the WL-SFTW series LEDs, Würth Elektronik offers compact components with high light intensity. The 5050 package in particular is ideal for applications in areas with bright ambient light.The IPX6 protection class of the WL-SFTD series stands for outdoor applications and insensitivity to water. The encapsulation resin of the RGB LED with diffuse lens also contains UV inhibitors to minimize the effects of long-term exposure to direct sunlight. This supports stable light yield throughout the service life of the LED. A wide beam angle and high intensities make these LEDs ideal for outdoor and indoor full color displays. All the LEDs described are available from stock. You can request free samples.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Port of Antwerp Launches Green Port Equipment Subsidies

first_imgzoom Belgium’s Antwerp Port Authority and the Left Bank Development Corporation are making EUR 500,000 of funding available to companies that reduce emissions of particulates (NOx, SO2 and/or CO2) by investing in environment-friendly port equipment. Companies are invited to apply for subsidies for new technology whose feasibility has already been demonstrated but which is not yet widely available on the market (TRL7 to TRL9 inclusive).The call for project proposals is open to large and small companies that operate in the Antwerp port area.Projects will be assessed by a jury on the basis of their performance in terms of emissions avoided per Euro of subsidy requested.In addition to their environmental cost effectiveness, the innovation potential of the projects will also be taken into account.Additional support for start-ups may also be considered. The maximum support per company is EUR 200,000.However, if the application comes from a company active in road transport then the maximum support is limited to EUR 100,000.last_img read more

NAFTA talks start this week Meet the US lead negotiator who praised

first_imgWASHINGTON – While the U.S. president trashes NAFTA as a one-sided, job-killing disaster possibly worth scrapping, the man who will lead the American negotiating team when talks start this week is an old proponent of the accord.U.S. chief negotiator John Melle has sung NAFTA’s praises in the past.He’s a career bureaucrat and unlike the boss in several ways: mastery of details, encyclopedic knowledge of Canada and Mexico, understated sense of humour and a work vocabulary that forgoes talk of good guys versus bad.Melle’s worldview, according to friends, is that nobody’s a saint when it comes to free trade; everyone’s a bit of a protectionist sinner, and, if their mutual interests align, they just might get along and get a deal.He once praised the three-way pact with Canada and Mexico before the U.S. Congress.“NAFTA partners today are not only better customers of one another, but better neighbours, more committed partners and more effective colleagues,” Melle told a Senate hearing on NAFTA’s 12th anniversary, in 2006.He listed positive developments in the United States since NAFTA, which he worked on earlier in his career at the office of the United States Trade Representative.He cited a major unemployment drop — from 7.1 per cent in the dozen years pre-NAFTA, to 5.1 per cent in the years after; a near-doubling in the growth rate of U.S. industrial production; even a five-fold increase in the growth rate of manufacturing output.The first round of negotiations for a new NAFTA begins Wednesday in Washington.A Canadian friend says both countries are lucky Melle is at the table. Laura Dawson said talks will be less problem-prone than under someone with superficial knowledge of the trade file who needs a primer on every issue.Melle apparently carries a trade encyclopedia in his head.“I’ve been doing trade for 20 years,” said Dawson. “And John has forgotten more than I ever knew. On an issue like softwood lumber when I would be like, ‘How does this work? And what happens there?’ he could go back through all the iterations of softwood and explain how this worked, and that, and why. Just a depth of knowledge.”A former supervisor says the depth of experience gives him hope the countries might achieve the otherwise impossible mission handed them: completing a trade negotiation in just a few months, before the Mexican election.The negotiators know their files and each other and can start working quickly, said Robert Holleyman, a former deputy U.S. trade representative.“John Melle is a great guy — a longtime hand,” said Holleyman, now president at C&M International in Washington.“There’s less posturing (with these professionals); they can roll up their sleeves, get down to business. … They can avoid the small talk and get down to, ‘Okay, how do we work this out?’”Chris Sands, a Canada-watcher at Johns Hopkins University, said Melle won’t mind being tough with Canadians.Sands said the northern neighbour has a habit of resorting to the victim card in talks with the U.S., arguing for a better deal because it’s friendly or harmless to the U.S.That won’t work on Melle, Sands said.Unlike some in the U.S. government, he said, Melle does not see the neighbour through rose-coloured glasses. Rather, he’s a clear-eyed realist for whom nations act in their own perceived interest.Sands says he sees all countries as guilty of hypocrisy on trade — preaching open commerce, while practising protectionism. That includes the northern neighbour, with Canada’s import controls in dairy, telecommunications, banking and alcohol.“He’s a bit of a cynic on that kind of thing — I think, with justice,” Sands said.“Every deal is transactional (to him like), ‘If you do that, it’s because it’s in your interest. If we do this, it’s because it’s in ours. We’ll try to do a deal.’ But from the position that nobody’s innocent here …“You almost have to do that with the Canadians. Because if you fall for their lovability they had you at, ‘Hello’.”Canada-U.S. trade lawyer Mark Warner employs a more vivid metaphor: “He knows where all the bodies are buried.”When Canadians claim to be free-traders, Warner said, Melle can quickly point to restrictions on U.S. wine in Canadian stores.“You’re not going to put one over on him.”In addition, the most sensitive decisions won’t be made by the negotiators. They will turn to their bosses, the ministers responsible for trade. The ultimate signoff on any deal, eventually, comes from the big boss.In Melle’s case, that means Trump.last_img read more

Iqaluit sees influx of federal leaders ahead of fall election

first_imgKent DriscollAPTN NewsIn the last two weeks, four federal cabinet ministers and the prime minister have visited Iqaluit, each touting projects and federal spending.But each visit is not the same, Kent Driscoll reports.Some announcements included new money for the territory. Others reiterated previously-committed funding. And others yet were to say sorry to

Canada faces angry Americans in pivotal sixth round of NAFTA talks

first_imgCanada will be hosting an annoyed and angry United States as the sixth round of talks in the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation unfold over the coming week.The Trump administration is making known its displeasure about Canada’s contributions to date and demanding progress over the marathon 10-day session.Multiple sources aware of the U.S. administration’s views say the acrimony has a variety of causes, including Canada’s recent decision to file a sweeping complaint about U.S. trade practices at the World Trade Organization and its pursuit of a progressive trade agenda that includes Indigenous and labour provisions.The rhetoric around its implacable rejection of the most controversial U.S. positions — raising continental content provisions on automobiles, scrapping a dispute resolution mechanism, limiting Canadian access to U.S. procurement, and instituting a five-year sunset clause — as well as bitterness over apparent leaks are all fuelling the U.S. animosity towards Canada, say sources.Sources familiar with the Canadian position dismiss all that and say the tone at the negotiating table is professional and cordial, and that Canada is prepared to table counter-proposals in order to make progress.They say Canadian negotiators are making constructive proposals to find common ground with the Americans on what some have called poison pills designed to kill the deal.Indeed, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico are showing signs they all want to see tangible progress in this round in order keep the negotiations on track, and discourage U.S. President Donald Trump from announcing his intent to withdraw from NAFTA.It will be another week before Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, American counterpart Robert Lighthizer and Mexico’s Ildefonso Guajardo arrive in Montreal on Jan. 29 to close the extended round that gets underway earlier than planned on Sunday.The way some see it, Lighthizer is in no hurry to come back to Canada.“The feeling of ill will between Bob Lighthizer’s office and the Canadians — I don’t think you can underestimate it,” said Sarah Goldfeder, a former U.S. diplomat who now represents American clients in an Ottawa consultancy.“He’s extremely frustrated with China and Canada,” added Goldfeder.“Those are the two countries he thinks are being most unfair to the United States … Those are the ones taking up a good chunk of his time, and not in positive ways.”Goldfeder noted that when Freeland went to Washington two weeks ago she met Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and members of Congress — but not Lighthizer.When Guajardo visited later in the month, Lighthizer’s door was open to him, she said.Colin Robertson, a retired diplomat with extensive experience in the U.S., said the body language between Lighthizer and Freeland is “terrible,” which is telling.“He’s a bully and she gets under his skin,” said Robertson. “She and Guajardo are amigos. No one would say that about Freeland and Lighthizer.”Canadian officials say Freeland and Lighthizer intend to meet this week while the two are in Davos, Switzerland for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.Lighthizer isn’t willing to blow up NAFTA over the WTO challenge, but Canada should brace for some bilateral retaliation. Meanwhile, his office isn’t interested in the Canadian progressive trade agenda — entrenching Indigenous, gender and workers’ rights issues in the pact — because it has the whiff of Canada dictating social policy to the U.S., Goldfeder said.Lori Wallach, the director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, a group normally at odds with the Republicans, was also critical of the Canadian posture.“Canada is 100 per cent not engaged. Mexico started engaging in the last month or so,” said Wallach, who knows Lighthizer.”Probably after the Montreal round, that increases the prospect that there could be a notice of withdrawal.”Ottawa is defensive. The characterization of Canada as obstructionist is nonsense, and the product of strategic leaking of information, according to another official familiar with the content of talks, and who agreed to speak anonymously citing the sensitivity of the ongoing negotiations.The official said Canadian and American negotiators, as well as their Mexican counterparts, know each other well and are working methodically in the 30 separate negotiating rooms to make incremental progress.The official pointed to Freeland’s Jan. 11 comments at the Liberal cabinet retreat in London, Ont. as evidence Canada is doing some “creative thinking” about how to deal with “unconventional” U.S. proposals.The complaints about Canada’s progressive trade agenda are also a bit rich, the official said, because the real obstacles are more fundamental — the American poison pill proposals that wouldn’t fly in any trade negotiation.In particular, the official cited the U.S. proposal to ditch the dispute resolution mechanism, saying Americans remember full well that former Progressive Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney considered that idea a deal breaker during the original Canada-U.S. free trade talks in 1988.Freeland told CTV’s Question Period on Sunday that the progressive chapters on labour, gender, environment and Indigenous issues are not a problem. She said the Indigenous chapter would be discussed for the first time in Montreal.Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde said it’s about time — he has pushed Freeland hard on the issue in recent months as part of her NAFTA advisory committee. Bellegarde told The Canadian Press he hopes the Americans and Mexicans support a chapter affirming Indigenous Peoples’ inclusion in the economy.“Canada is supporting that,” he said.“Tuesday will be the first formal response by U.S.A., Mexico to that new chapter, and so it’s very important.”Today’s NAFTA talks are unusual because Canada is being told it needs to give up benefits or lose access to its fundamental trading partner, said Eric Miller, head of the Rideau Potomac Strategy Group in Washington.“Canada’s economic livelihood is on the line,” said Miller, a former Canadian official who worked on the auto bailout.“One should expect Canada to be very focused on it, and to react very strongly.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version had the wrong title for Perry Bellegarde.last_img read more

Germany to keep close eye on new Lankan Government

“Free and fair elections are the key to a functioning democracy. The way in which these elections were held is therefore especially encouraging. With their high turnout and their involvement in the election campaign, the Sri Lankan people have shown how important their country’s democratic development is to them,” he said. Germany says it will follow the upcoming formation of a new government in Sri Lanka with great interest, and looks forward to continuing Germany’s cooperation with Sri Lanka, which was intensified at the beginning of the year.German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Germany welcomes the fact that, following the presidential elections at the beginning of the year, the parliamentary elections have also proceeded peacefully and smoothly. He also said that the Sri Lanka’s authorities and the EU election observers, whose report Germany eagerly awaits, deserve respect. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Cabinet approves 6 percent bus fare hike from next month

The cabinet, which met today, has approved a 6 percent bus fare hike with effect from next month.The Transport Ministry said the bus fare hike was approved after considering a report on the annual bus fare increase. Accordingly the 6 percent bus fare hike will take effect from August 1, the Transport Ministry said. (Colombo Gazette)

UK is European hotspot for gonorrhoea and cocaine use research shows

first_imgBut in the UK this figure stands at 4.2 per cent, according to the Health At A Glance: Europe 2016 report.”Cocaine is the most commonly used illicit stimulant in Europe,” the authors wrote.”About two per cent of young adults aged 15 to 34 report having used cocaine in the last year.”The percentage of young adults consuming cocaine is highest in the United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands with three per cent or more of young adults having used cocaine at least once in the last year.” 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. Meanwhile in 2014, reported rates of gonorrhoea were highest in the UK, the authors found.Out of every 100,000 people in the British population, 60 were found to have the sexually transmitted infection.This compares to a European average of 20 per 100,000 people.Overall the authors conclude that life expectancy across Europe has increased, but many are spending their additional years in ill health.Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for health and food safety, said: “The Health At A Glance report provides useful information for member states to shape their actions on health across all policies.”It shows that in the EU many people die every year from potentially avoidable diseases linked to risk factors such as smoking or obesity.”center_img The UK is a European hotspot for cocaine use and gonorrhoea, a report suggests.The percentage of young adults consuming cocaine is highest in the UK compared to all other European countries, according to a report from the European Commission and the OECD.Across Europe, 1.9 per cent of young adults aged 15 to 34 report using cocaine in the last year.last_img read more

3 ways to recover after running a marathon

first_img Short URL By Elite Physical Prep Share128 Tweet24 Email12 Oct 31st 2016, 5:00 PM 32,452 Views IF YOU WERE one of the 19,500 runners who completed the Dublin Marathon yesterday, then you’re more than likely going to feel the effects today and tomorrow.There is no magic formula or pill to help recover from it, keep it simple and get the basics right over the next few days and you will be back to your normal self in no time.SleepSleep is the most valuable method of recovery available to anyone. Sometimes this can be a hard sell because it doesn’t come in a tablet, powder or magical spray.Tips to improve your sleeping habits for better recovery:Aim for at least eight hours of sleep.Ensure your room is in complete darkness when sleeping.Ensure your room is cool and well ventilated.Stay away from your smart phone/laptop/TV as the blue light emitted from such devices can affect your circadian rhythm.Avoid stimulants such as caffeine & alcohol in the hours before bedtime.EatAfter all, you’ve pretty much just ‘emptied the tank’ and expended every last sinew of energy to cross that line – so it’s vital to refuel properly.The three main areas we will look are the following:RebuildReplenishRehydrateProteinYou will have damaged muscle tissue and although it will depend on your training and experience, it really can’t be avoided. In the post-running window, it is essential that you provide your body with enough protein to repair damaged muscle tissue and build new tissue.Over the next few days ensure every meal you have contains some source of protein. 42 Comments Were you part of the field? We’ve got some expert advice to help you recover. Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Monday 31 Oct 2016, 5:00 PM Were you part of the field? We’ve got some expert advice to help you recover. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOCarbohydratesCarbohydrates are our body’s main fuel source. This fuel in the form of glycogen has limited storage in our body so can be used up quickly. It is important we replenish our glycogen stores post-running to promote optimal recovery. Neglecting carbohydrates this week will not do you any favours.FluidsFor each kilogram of weight you lose through fluids, you need 1.5 litres of water to ensure that you rehydrate sufficiently.Other factors such as salts and electrolytes will also be beneficial so we recommend the use of an electrolyte replacement sachet if needed, particularly if there is a lot of fluid lost.Anti-inflammatory foodsInclude some of the following foods in your meals this week to help redcue inflammation:Fatty fishDark leafy greensBerriesGinger & turmericFoam rollFoam rolling is a great way to reduce muscle soreness and promote blood flow to muscles. Check out the video below on how best to ease those aching muscles. Source: Elite Physical Prep/YouTube‘The posing is quite difficult to master’: Delving into the unique world of bodybuilding 3 ways to recover after running a marathon The next few days are just as important as the build-up to the race. Image: Donall Farmer/INPHOlast_img read more

BAHAMAS ALIV Partners with the BFSB

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 30, 2018 – Nassau – ALIV has entered a 3-year exclusive telecoms sponsorship valued at $45,000 with The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB).  The partnership began in November 2017.  For the duration of the agreement, funds will be donated to The BFSB in either cash or technological services.Chief ALIV Business Developer Gravette Brown says this partnership with BFSB represents ALIV’s commitment to revolutionary advancements of technology in various fields.“ALIV believes in innovation and technology and wants to be on the cutting edge of infusing the same into many industries.  The Bahamas Financial Services Board will provide a platform for us to do just that with the financial services world.  We live in a global community which is constantly changing and so this partnership will no doubt assist both organizations in using international best practices.  ALIV always wants to be on the cutting edge as we look at ourselves as more than just a mobile telecommunications company and the BFSB will help with this.”According to Tanya McCartney CEO & Executive Director of BFSB the partnership is groundbreaking for the board.“We have formalized a strategic plan to collaborate on matters that are of mutual interest and benefit to both entities.  We have determined to partner on matters relative to financial technology (FINTECH) to create a better understanding of the opportunities within the Bahamas to leverage technology to grow this important financial sector.  Our emphasis will be on education and training.  Together, we will seek to drive the process of developing the strategic plan for FINTECH in the Bahamas.”As part of the agreement moving forward, ALIV will work closely with BFSB on marketing strategies to support growth, development, sustainability and additional support for BFSB with technological support and integration particularly with the development of FINTECH.Release: ALIV Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala Raises 39 Million

first_img Prev Next Elton JohnPhoto: Michael Kovac/Getty Images The Lyrical Longevity Of Elton John, “Border Song” Elton John Talks Bernie Taupin, Fatherhood & More Little Big Town On Paying Tribute to Elton John Who’s On The Elton John Cover Albums? Elton JohnPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Elton John Talks Bernie Taupin, Fatherhood & More Who’s On The Elton John Cover Albums? Elton John GRAMMY Special Elton John To Be Honored At GRAMMY Salute Concert 5 Charities Elton John Supports Neil Patrick Harris: What’s His Elton John Secret? Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Connection To Elton John Why Alessia Cara Sang The Blues For Elton John Little Big Town On Paying Tribute to Elton John Kesha On Growing Up Listening To Elton John How Did Elton John Help Ed Sheeran? Maren Morris: Elton John’s Soulfulness Has Power Little Big Town On Paying Tribute to Elton John All-Stars Pay Tribute To Elton John 5 Charities Elton John Supports Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Connection To Elton John Why Alessia Cara Sang The Blues For Elton John Kesha On Growing Up Listening To Elton John Maren Morris: Elton John’s Soulfulness Has Power Who’s On The Elton John Cover Albums? Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Connection To Elton John Ed SheeranPhoto: Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images Elton John Picks His Own Favorite Albums Elton John To Be Honored At GRAMMY Salute Concert Kesha On Growing Up Listening To Elton John NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Mar 21, 2018 – 5:30 pm Little Big Town On Paying Tribute to Elton John Elton John Picks His Own Favorite Albums The Lyrical Longevity Of Elton John, “Border Song” Shawn Mendes On Covering Elton John With SZA 5 Charities Elton John Supportscenter_img How Did Elton John Help Ed Sheeran? How Did Elton John Help Ed Sheeran? Elton JohnPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Email Why Alessia Cara Sang The Blues For Elton John Shawn Mendes On Covering Elton John With SZA Ed SheeranPhoto: Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images Elton John Talks GRAMMY Special, Tribute Albums All-Stars Pay Tribute To Elton John Neil Patrick Harris: What’s His Elton John Secret? Ed SheeranPhoto: Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images Elton John Talks Bernie Taupin, Fatherhood & More 7 Elton John Songs From The Screen & Stage 7 Elton John Songs From The Screen & Stage Elton JohnPhoto: Michael Kovac/Getty Images The GRAMMY-winning legend’s foundation continues its successful work fighting the life-threatening condition, in part because of great nights like thisPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 6, 2018 – 5:10 pm On Nov. 5 the Elton John AIDS Foundation held its annual New York Fall Gala, “An Enduring Vision,” raising $3.9 million for the music icon’s charity at this year’s event, to support its work surrounding HIV/AIDS research, prevention and treatment internationally. The evening also feature musical auction items and a performance by Sheryl Crow. Facebook Neil Patrick Harris: What’s His Elton John Secret? News Elton John To Be Honored At GRAMMY Salute Concert “Your generosity enables us to support organizations responding to HIV/AIDS in communities where help is most needed,” said John. “These organizations reach people who are often forgotten or overlooked and treat them with the dignity, respect and compassion they deserve.”The GRAMMY-winning legend was honored earlier this year by the Recording Academy’s “Elton John: I’m Still Standing—A GRAMMY Salute,” where he was feted by the likes of Kesha, Ed Sheeran and SZA. Maren Morris: Elton John’s Soulfulness Has Power Elton JohnPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Elton John Talks GRAMMY Special, Tribute Albums 7 Elton John Songs From The Screen & Stage Elton John Picks His Own Favorite Albums Elton JohnPhoto: Michael Kovac/Getty Images The Lyrical Longevity Of Elton John, “Border Song” Elton John Talks GRAMMY Special, Tribute Albums All-Stars Pay Tribute To Elton John Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala Raises $3.9 Million Shawn Mendes On Covering Elton John With SZA Twitter Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala Raises $3.9M elton-john-aids-foundation-gala-raises-39-million The Elton John AIDS Foundation has been a leader in the fight to treat HIV/AIDS and raise awareness for 25 years. Additional musicians in attendance included Tony Bennett, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe and Bernie Taupin.Music-related artworks auctioned at the event included a set of 12 prints by Bernie Taupin signed by himself and John recognizing their 50 years of collaboration, photographs of John, Michael Jackson and more. A Tony Bennett original watercolor painting of the French Academy in Rome sold for $200,000.John told a touching story about the photograph of Aretha Franklin’s performance at last year’s event that was auctioned for $100,000. It was her final public performance. “I couldn’t let you down,” she had told him, before walking on stage for the last time.Elton John AIDS Foundation Receives $1 Million Donation From AEG ChairRead morelast_img read more

Game of Thrones season 8 All the Westeros drama in photos

first_imgHBO Warning: Spoilers for Game of Thrones ahead.Dragons and drama and death, oh my. Game of Thrones is underway once more. You might have heard of it. The HBO fantasy hit began airing its final season on April 14, and the first episode featured reunions, revelations, dragons and at least one gasp-worthy scene. But no elephants — sorry, Cersei.Fans waited for more than a year to get back to Westeros and begin the fight against the Army of the Dead. Now that the show’s back, there are no big breaks between episodes, but fans do have to wait a week between shows.Here are all the photos HBO released from the first episode. We’ll update this slideshow each week with new images. One of these faces has to end up ruling the realm, right? 187 Photos TV and Movies Share your voice See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos Tagscenter_img Post a comment Originally published April 19.  Game of Thrones 0last_img read more

Cop dragged by car pistol snatched

first_imgNew Delhi : A Delhi Police constable was robbed of his service pistol and left injured after being dragged for a few metres by a car in Rohini’s Sector-20 allegedly when he was chasing a murder accused, officials said on Sunday. The constable, Kavinder, was on patrolling duty on the intervening night of Saturday-Sunday when the incident took place, police said. The murder accused, Sonu Dabas, who is a moneylender, and his accomplice Ashok were arrested while a juvenile, who accompanied them, was apprehended in connection with the incident, they said, adding that the pistol was also recovered. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us The three accused were conducting a recce to take revenge on one Sanjay Rana following a dispute with him, police said. Constables Kavinder and Rajesh posted at Aman Vihar police station, were patrolling Sector 20 in Rohini when they got a tip-off about the presence of three persons, one of them a murder accused, who were driving around in a car in the area. The two constables located the car and were approaching it when the suspects sped away. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us As the two constables followed them, the car took a U-turn and came towards them, Deputy Commissioner of police (Rohini) S D Mishra said. Kavinder took out his pistol and signalled the suspects to stop the vehicle but the driver, identified as Lala, a local, tried to hit him, the officer said. Kavinder jumped aside and hit the window pane of the car, smashing the glass. The person sitting inside the car grabbed the hand of the constable who was holding a pistol, the DCP said. They dragged Kavinder along for four-five metres and snatched his pistol before releasing his hand. Advertise With Us The constable sustained a cut on his hand, the DCP said. Dabas was nabbed from his village in Rasoolpur while his accomplice, Ashok was arrested from Pooth Kalan village, the officer said. The car used by the accused was recovered along with the robbed pistol and loaded bullets, the officer added. The third accused, a minor working in the office of Dabas, was also apprehended, the officer said. Dabas was arrested with two of his associates in 2010 allegedly for killing one Rahul, a resident of Kanjhawala. Rahul was killed allegedly after he failed to pay Rs 10,000 that he had borrowed from Dabas, the police said. The other accused, Ashok, has previous cases registered against him under the Excise Act and in connection with an accident, they added.last_img read more

Mohanlal box office rampage Lucifer shatters Premams 200day record in 24 days

first_imgTwitterPrithviraj Sukumaran, the young hunk of Mollywood, made his dream directorial debut with the movie ‘Lucifer’ that hit the theatres on March 28. The film which starred Complete Actor Mohanlal in the lead role has already grossed Rs 150 crore worldwide, and thus it has emerged as the fastest Mollywood movie to achieve this feat. In its glorious theatrical run, ‘Lucifer’ has shattered many box office records, and the latest one being the biggest Mollywood grosser in Tamil Nadu.Until the release of ‘Lucifer’, it was Nivin Pauly’s ‘Premam’ that decorated the record for the biggest Mollywood grosser in Tamil Nadu. In its theatrical run which spanned for more than 200 days, this Malayalam movie collected more than Rs 2 crore from Tamil Nadu. However, ‘Lucifer’ has shattered this record within 24 days of its release.Due to immense pre-release hype, ‘Lucifer’ was opened with record figures in almost all release centres. In its opening day, the film collected Rs 6.7 crore from Kerala box-office alone, and thus it emerged as the second biggest opener, standing next to ‘Odiyan’ that grossed more than Rs 7.2 crore. At the end of the opening weekend, the film grossed Rs 17.50 crore from Kerala alone, while the worldwide figure was a whopping Rs 44 crore.The demand for tickets and current booking trends indicate that the film will soon enter the elite Rs 200 crore club in the coming days. In this course, ‘Lucifer’ may also shatter the records of all time Mollywood blockbuster ‘Pulimurugan’ that had collected more than Rs 160 crore worldwide.In the meantime, several Mohanlal fans are requesting the makers of ‘Lucifer’ to start the production of a sequel to this movie. In a recent interaction with International Business Times, India, Murali Gopy, the screenwriter of ‘Lucifer’ had also revealed that ‘Lucifer’ is such a film which has all the potential to emerge as a franchise.”Lucifer is definitely designed as a franchise, and it is very evident from its structure and progression that it is one. I will abstain myself here from giving you any further leads,” said Murali Gopy.’Lucifer’ is a high voltage political thriller that narrates the story of Stephen Nedumpally (Mohanlal), a dual faced politician from South Kerala. Apart from Mohanlal, the film also stars Vivek Oberoi, Manju Warrier, Tovino Thomas, Kalabhavan Shajon, Saikumar, Baiju Santhosh and Saniya in other prominent roles.last_img read more

Another Higgs rumor reminds us how science is correctly done

first_img More information: via: Discovery News Large Hadron Collider experiments bring new insight into primordial universe Citation: Another Higgs rumor reminds us how science is correctly done (2011, April 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from The Atlas detector at the LHC at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Image credit: LHC. ( — With the Large Hadron Collidor (LHC) running smoothly for well over a year now, the excitement surrounding the possibility for the discovery of new physics has generated a few rumors – speculations that have not been published in peer-reviewed journals. The latest came last week, when an anonymous person posted the abstract of a note on Columbia University mathematician Peter Woit’s blog that claimed an intriguing observation. Explore further © 2010 The abstract, which comes from an internal note from the ATLAS experiment at CERN, claims to have observed a resonance at 115 GeV. “This large enhancement over the standard model rate implies that the present result is the first definitive observation of physics beyond the standard model,” the memo says. “Exciting new physics, including new particles, may be expected to be found in the very near future.”As Woit noted, the resonance could signify the much anticipated Higgs boson: “It’s the sort of thing you would expect to see if there were a Higgs at that mass, but the number of events seen is about 30 times more than the standard model would predict.”When the Nature blog The Great Beyond asked ATLAS spokesperson Fabiola Gianotti about the rumor, she said that these kinds of signals frequently appear during data analysis, and are later falsified after more detailed scrutiny.“Only official ATLAS results, i.e. results that have undergone all the necessary scientific checks by the Collaboration, should be taken seriously,” she said.Other scientists have emphasized that it’s simply unscientific to publicly discuss internal material before the collaboration officially publishes a result. In the case of ATLAS, the collaboration involves 3,000 scientists from around the world who work together to analyze every detail of the data.So why publicize the rumors in the first place? For Woit, who decided to write a full blog post on the comment he received, the reason is to expose the rumor for what it is.“I’ve generally taken the point of view that it’s not my job to stop rumors, but rather to put out accurate information about them when available to me,” he wrote.In the meantime, everyone not involved in the ATLAS collaboration might just let those scientists do their work in peace, and wait patiently for an official publication before discussing the research. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Body of one Metro construction worker found

first_imgKolkata: The body of one of the two Metro Railway construction workers who had been trapped under the debris following the collapse of Majerhat Bridge, was recovered from the accident site on Wednesday evening.The other victim is feared to be still trapped under the debris. It has been learnt that both the victims hailed from Murshidabad district, who had come to the city to work as construction labourers. After the incident occurred, the family members of the two victims came all the way to the city from the district to trace them. They were aimlessly roaming around the accident site on Wednesday morning, with a hope that they might find them alive. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThey were carrying the photographs of the victims in their hands and also pleaded to the police and disaster management team to tell them if they had found any trace of the victims. There were many curious onlookers who congregated at the accident site from early Wednesday morning to have a glimpse of the collapsed bridge. Police faced difficulties in handling the rush of onlookers. The body of Pranab Dey was recovered by the police and disaster management team on Wednesday, while Goutam Mondal is still feared to be trapped. A search operation is still going on. Some of the local people said that some more victims might have been trapped under the debris. The death toll might go up once the police and disaster management team clear the debris, said worried local residents.last_img read more