How to Apply Camera-Friendly Makeup for Men and Women

first_imgMakeup application is a key part of filmmaking. Sure, makeup can make you look more attractive, but it’s really used to correct the distortions caused by the camera lens and lights.Cameras can accentuate wrinkles, affect skin tone, and magnify skin flaws like scars and acne. Makeup is used to bring out natural features and cover up an blemishes.The lights and camera will wash out your natural skin tone, so you need makeup to bring your skin back to life and keep you from looking like a ghost. Warm colors are best for video. Cooler colors are overly exaggerated on camera. Be sure to use matte and neutral hues. Also, avoid high-shine that is commonly found in blushes, lip glosses, and eye shadow.Make Up Tips for MenMen at least require powdered makeup, especially if they are bald. Bald heads reflect lights, so powdered makeup is needed all over their head to prevent light from bouncing off of them. The oil produced by pores shines on camera, and a small amount of powder can significantly reduce that.The key for men is evening out skin tone, covering blemishes, and eliminating any shine or reflection.Check out this video from Pixiwoo, where they show how to properly groom a male subject before applying makeup. Then you will see the proper steps to making them look great on camera. Makeup Tips for WomenOne of the most desired looks for women, on and off camera, is the No Makeup makeup look. It’s a very natural look that accentuates features without looking overly colorful or made up. In this tutorial from Sephora, you will learn the step-by-step process of creating the “No Makeup” makeup look.In this tutorial from Gregory Arlt, the Director of Makeup Artistry for MAC Cosmetics, you can learn a simple and quick technique to help achieve flawless skin.In this video, Gregory Arlt shows you how to correctly apply lipstick with a brush. Start in the center of the lip and then blend it in. It creates a very simple stained look. Be sure to apply a bit more to the center of the lip, which will lightly soften the edges to blend in with the skin.When it comes to eyeliner, lay the brush flat, right above the eyelid and bring it straight across. By laying the brush flat, you will achieve a straight line every time.For eyebrows, first take the brow pencil and brush them into place. Use a pencil that’s a shade lighter than your subject’s brow color to help define the brow, rather than darkening it. Hold the pencil to the side and feather the brow. Then use an angle brush to distribute the color. Finally, use the brow pencil once again to brush the brows. Movie makeup ranges from simple applications to incredibly complex monster looks. In this roundup, learn how to apply the “No Makeup” makeup technique.Film unions classify movie makeup artists based on the area of the actor’s body needing makeup. A makeup artist applies cosmetics from the top of a persons head to the top of their breastbone. A body makeup artist applies makeup to any other area of an actor’s body.In this article we will be focusing on a makeup artist’s “No Makeup” makeup, specifically applying makeup that does not look like a person is wearing makeup.center_img Bonus TipImage: Sephora store via CosmopolitanIf you will be applying your own makeup, and have no experience doing so, don’t be afraid to ask for help.One of the best options available is going straight to a makeup store. You can visit department stores or go to specialty shops like Sephora. You’ll easily find a makeup artist who can help you find the right makeup for your skin, and even show you how to apply it.Have any experience with applying makeup? Got any tips to share? Do it in the comments below!last_img read more

Video: Microbe tornadoes create ‘living crystals’

first_imgScientists have discovered the first “living crystal” formed by a microbe—the speedy Thiovulum majus, one of the fastest swimming species of bacteria known. These bacteria live in the muddy bottoms of salt marshes and produce energy by oxidizing sulfide. Researchers discovered that when the bacteria hit the edge of a container, they move along its surface and eventually aggregate into ordered, 2D formations. The microbes generate a tornadolike flow with their spinning flagella, which pull nearby bacteria toward them, causing them to arrange in crystalline clumps, they report in a paper to be published in Physical Review Letters. Whereas most crystals are inert structures, these crystals rearrange and rotate over time, as shown in the video above, thanks to the forces each bacterium exerts on its neighbors. Scientists don’t yet know if these bacteria form such crystals in their natural environment or whether there are potential applications for the result, but, says physicist Alexander Petroff of Rockefeller University in New York City, first author of the study, “it is still a great incentive to play in the mud and do math.”(Video credit: Xiao-Lun Wu)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Kharghar police hunt for conman who targets builders

first_imgA conman who is on bail in a June 2018 case appears to have got back to doing what he is best at: cheating builders.Kharghar police are on the lookout for a Milind Lavate, who cheated a Pune builder of ₹31.5 lakh, promising him a bank loan of Rs. 100 crore for his project.In June 2018, Mumbai police had arrested Mr. Lavate on charges of cheating various builders by promising them hefty loans for their projects. The accused was on bail in that case.According to police, he impersonated as a senior bureaucrat and moved around in high-end cars bearing VIP passes and fake stickers of government departments.Mr. Lavate has finished Class XII and had earlier worked as a loan processing agent for a private bank from where he got the idea of cheating people in the name of offering hefty loans.In the case registered with the Kharghar police, Naresh Agrawal (50), a builder from Hadapsar, Pune, wanted to construct a building on a 250-acre lot in Solapur. In 2017, he had met one Suraj Singh from the construction fraternity, who told him he could help him get a loan and introduced him to Mr. Lavate.Mr. Agarwal met Mr Lavate, who claimed to be the owner of Paryay Finances, at Hotel Three Star wherein Mr. Lavate asked him for ₹10.5 lakh as fees, which he paid. Later, Mr. Lavate demanded ₹15 lakh and then ₹6 lakh as processing fees.Many months later, Mr. Agarwal asked Mr. Lavate to pay back the money, following which he gave him a cheque which bounced.Mr. Agarwal also contacted Mr. Singh, but met with no success. He then registered a case with the Kharghar police. “We are on the lookout for the accused, who was not available at his residence. The Mumbai police has more than 30 cases against him,” said police inspector Mahesh Patil from Kharghar police station.last_img read more

Lakhimpur case: HC directs UP govt to submit report on probe

first_imgThe Allahabad High Court on Wednesday directed the UP government to submit a status report on the CB-CID or any other agency probe into the murder of a 14-year-old girl in a police station in Lakhimpur district.The order was passed by a vacation division bench of justices S N Shukla and D K Arora on a PIL filed by a local lawyer seeking direction for a CBI probe into the case.The petitioner, while seeking a CBI probe into the incident, had also sought a direction for paying compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the victim’s family and deducting the compensation amount from the policemen concerned.He had also sought a direction for dismissal of the police personnel, whose name has come up in light.Appearing on behalf of the government, Advocate General Jyotindra Mishra submitted that the state government had already transferred the investigation into the case to CB-CID and the report was likely to be received in five days.The girl was found hanging from a tree inside the premises of Nighasan Police Station in Lakhimpur district on Friday.The victim’s mother in her complaint had alleged that the girl was raped and murdered after which 11 policemen were placed under suspension.While local police ruled out murder citing post mortem report, the state government has ordered a CB-CID probe into the incident.The second post mortem conducted by a panel of expert from Lucknow confirmed that the girl was strangulated, but ruled out rape.– With PTI inputsadvertisementFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

India vs West Indies, 1st T20I: India look to dominate Windies without Kohli, Dhoni

first_imgIndia will be without the huge presence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli in the T20I series against the West Indies as Rohit Sharma gets ready to lead the Indian team for a third series.India will take on the Windies in the first of the three Twenty20 Internationals at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday and it is expected to be a fiercely-competitive contest.Rishabh Pant has been welcomed in the Indian team for T20Is against the Windies and Australia with MS Dhoni being left out. Virat Kohli mentioned after the end of the ODI series that Dhoni wasn’t dropped but he wants to pave way for Pant and the youngster from Delhi will have some shoes to fill.Kohli on the other hand has been rested for the T20I series and regular vice-captain Rohit has been given the reins of the team.Rohit said on Saturday that Dhoni’s experience will be missed but it is widely believed that the 37-year-old former India captain in now slowly being phased out.Besides leading India to their maiden and only T20 World Cup triumph in 2007, Dhoni is also the most capped player in the shortest format, featuring in 93 of India’s 104 matches.But in 2018, Dhoni, who also captained India to 50-over World Cup glory in 2011, managed only 245 runs at 27.22 in 17 matches.India beat West Indies comfortably in the Test series, faced a little resistance in the ODI series but dominated nevertheless in the last two matches. However, the Windies are a completely different team when it comes to T20s. With the likes of Kieron Pollard, skipper Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo and latest sensation Shimron Hetmyer in their ranks, the Windies will be full of confidence.advertisementIt is a different matter that the current world champions have not had a great year even in this format. The Windies have won only twice — the victory against ICC World XI included — in 2018, losing two games to Bangladesh in their last couple of encounters.On the other hand, the Indian team has been on a roll at home for quite some time and against a weakened Windies have looked invincible for most parts of the series.Keeping in mind the World T20 in 2020, India have picked three uncapped players (Krunal Pandya, S Nadeem and Khaleel Ahmed) for this and the Australia series, aside from bringing back the likes of Shreyas Iyer and Washington Sundar to the squad.Krunal Pandya and Khaleel Ahmed are likely to earn their maiden T20I caps on Sunday after they were among the 12 named by India for the first T20I.The hosts would want skipper Rohit to lead from the front and continue his purple patch with the bat. The seasoned Mumbai batsman was the second highest scorer behind Kohli, scoring 389 runs at 129.66, that included two hundreds.Besides, Eden is also a happy hunting ground for Rohit. The 31-year old has a world record score of 264 in ODIs here in 2014, a Test ton (177) and two IPL titles won on this ground. The classy opener also made his first-class debut at Eden and got his first IPL ton here.The three matches will also give another opportunity to young pacer Khaleel Ahmed who drew a lot of praise from skipper Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri during the ODIs.The tourists will depend on their famed T20 specialists who play in different leagues across the globe to come good.While Darren Bravo is set to play for West Indies for the first time in two years, dashing all-rounder Pollard will don the national jersey for the first time in a year. Hetmyer, 21, is also in superb form scoring 259 runs in the ODI series, including the counter-attacking 106 in Guwahati.Captain Brathwaite, who famously clubbed four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes to win the World Cup here two years ago, will also be counted on as a match winner for the side missing the services of talisman Chris Gayle who declined selection. Mystery spinner Sunil Narine is also absent with injury.The Windies will also miss offie Ashley Nurse and star all-rounder Andre Russell, both of whom picked up injuries and will miss the series.The Eden track promises a run feast with a bit of grass on the surface affording even bounce and the ball expected to come on to the bat nicely. West Indies lead India 5-2 in the eight matches they have played so far.Squads:India’s 12-man squad for the 1st T20I: Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (WK), Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra ChahaladvertisementWest Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (C), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin (WK), Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Oshane Thomas(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

Gremio chief insists Arthur won’t join Barca early

first_imgTransfers Gremio chief insists Arthur won’t join Barcelona until January Stephen Creek 23:44 6/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) arthur-cropped Getty Images Transfers Barcelona Grêmio Primera División Serie A With a potential shortage of midfielders, the Camp Nou side are reportedly hoping to speed up the 21-year-old’s transfer Brazilian midfielder Arthur will not be joining Barcelona before January 2019 according to Gremio president Romildo Bolzan Jr, who reiterated his expectation for the deal struck between the two clubs to be honoured.Barcelona agreed a purchase option for the 21-year-old in March, giving them the option to sign the player for a fee that could reach €39 million (£34m/$46m).The departure of Andres Iniesta and an injury to Carles Alena has left Barca coach Ernesto Valverde facing a potential shortage of midfielders and the club are understood to be hoping to sign Arthur earlier than originally agreed. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move But Bolzan Jr denied any chance of the move being brought forward, telling Sport: “The position of Gremio is the contract that we signed.”There is no new factor that could mean that we have to renegotiate with Barcelona or that we can undo what we have already signed.”What we agreed is that Barcelona has the right to carry out the exercise of preference, but once it is executed the player will only go in January.”Arthur, who scored three goals in seven appearances for Gremio in the 2018 Campeonato Gaucho, has twice been an unused substitute for Brazil after playing for his country at under-17 level.Bolzan Jr insisted his stance on the player’s future is clear and said he would not be swayed by speculation from Spain.”A lot of news comes out of Gremio, a lot of things come from Spain, and every moment someone points out something about Barcelona doing this or that it generates a climate of doubt,” he said.”But Gremio has a clear and defined position and there is no new situation that changes it.”last_img read more

National Sports Policy to be Tabled in Parliament Soon

first_imgMinister with Responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, announced on February 28 that the National Sports Policy will be tabled in Parliament in another two weeks. This follows a presentation on the White Paper, and discussions with local sport associations and federations at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston. Speaking at the forum, Minister Neita Headley named the members of the re-established National Sports Council, noting that they are to meet shortly. The advisory body will promote the actions that are to be taken to further develop sports in Jamaica. “It will advise the Prime Minister and the Minister, as it seeks to harmonize the sporting industry,” she indicated. Members of the Council include: President of the Jamaica Olympic Association, Mike Fennell; Director of Emergency Disaster Management and Special Services in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Marion Bullock Ducasse; First Vice-President of the Jamaica Olympic Association, Don Anderson; President of the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr. Warren Blake; President of Jamaica Paralympic Association, Christopher Samuda; and Fourth Vice-President of the JAAA, Dr. Winston Dawes. Also on the Council are: Education Officer for Physical Education and Sport at the Ministry of Education, Dr. Joyce Graham Royale; Inspector General of the Jamaica Defence Force, with responsibility for ceremonial activities, Colonel Daniel Pryce; Principal of GC Foster College, Edward Shakes; Former Jamaica Basketball Association President, Marlon Natty; Director in the Entertainment, Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Tafari Burns; and Executive Director of the Jamaica Anti Doping Commission (JADCO), Renée Anne Shirley.Meanwhile, Mrs. Neita Headley urged the associations to examine their current status, and preparations to participate in the various sports in the 2016 Olympics.“If you’re able to identify those areas, those athletes who will form part of that vision, we need to concentrate and focus on how we will help you to prepare those athletes to meet qualifying standards for 2016,” she said.The Minister said the National Sport Policy will guide the framework for overall national sports development; promote a healthier society; and strengthen appropriate regulations and legislation that support and facilitate sporting initiatives and activities that will result in increased participation among all Jamaicans“The policy is a framework of what will be ideal for us…it does not state how sports will be run, and does not seek to indicate to you how we will operate. That will have to come from a sports sector implementation plan, which will follow the approval of the policy,” she told stakeholdersMrs. Neita Headley noted the various actions that are already being taken towards the overall development of sports through inter-ministerial collaboration, and public/private partnerships.Among these activities is the establishment of a Sports Tourism Committee, to leverage brand Jamaica. She noted that concrete steps are also being taken to establish a sports museum, and that discussions have also begun with the London Mission to establish a sports museum foundation, which would allow members of the Diaspora to make meaningful contributions to the museum.As for the hosting of international events, the Minister said guidelines are being developed to ensure the best quality events that meet international standards.last_img read more

The World’s First Smart Ship About to Be Born

first_imgzoom The world’s first smart ship has been revealed at the Smart Ship Development Forum & Smart Ship Demo “i-Dolphin” Release Meeting held on December 1st in Shanghai, China.The entire ship will be run on smart systems, optimizing everything while maintaining safe operations.The 38,800 dwt smart ship project is the first civilian program of CSSC Innovation, planed and led by Shanghai Ship Design and Research Institute with participation from CSSC Systems Engineering Research Institute, CSSC Huangpu-Wenchong Shipbuilding Co., CSSC Power Research Institute and Hudong Heavy Machinery.As disclosed, the project is aimed at the shipbuilding of smart demo ship based on “Green Dolphin” a 38,800 dwt bulk carrier.According to CSSC, the 38,800 dwt smart ship will be designed with the highest technical specifications, smart management and control systems. The ordering specifications have been completed. Several modules have been applied in trial assembly and used on other ships, with the commercial plans for building a smart demo ship having been confirmed.The companies involved plan to start construction September 2016 and deliver in 2017.The smart ship is based on big data and applies up-to-date information technology including real-time data transmission and collection, large-capacity calculations, digital modeling and remote control. The integration of these technologies is aimed to guarantee navigational safety and improve operational efficiency of ship.As explained by Wei Muheng, an engineer working at the Intelligent Maintenance Laboratory for Platform System Research Institute under CSSC Systems Engineering Research Institute, the project will set up a whole-ship information perception system and realize information integration and data sharing between all the systems and equipment on the ship.The project will also utilize intelligent management and control systems, independent analysis, assessment and predictions. This will help with communication between the smart ship and shore as well as providing remote maintenance and upgrades of ship systems.Designed with remote monitoring, support, management and control by using onshore resources to improve the ships operations and safety. With the ships data analysis and optimizing ship design and shipbuilding techniques, the project can provide the ship owner with life cycle value of the ship.Key smart functions by the smart ship include the overall performance and status monitoring; ship status safety assessment; ship energy efficiency monitoring, analysis, assessment and optimization; engine room equipment and system operation, status and monitoring; engine room equipment operation, safety and performance analysis; engine room equipment maintenance including prediction and reliability, status assessment and maintenance optimization; sea route; ship navigation; navigational operation and control information analysis; environmental impact analysis; navigational optimization.As a high-tech ship, the smart ship is highlighted as the top priority development in Made in China 2025, announced in May this year by the country’s State Council.China has accelerated smart ship research in recent years. Under the guidance of CSSC, CSSC Systems Engineering Research Institute launched the “Intelligent Information Management and Practical Technology Innovation Center for Marine Equipment” with NSF IMS in 2013, with the aim of boosting relevant core technology and product R&D.last_img read more

Japan urges nuclear plants to prepare for decommissioning era

first_imgTokyo: Japan’s nuclear policy-setting body adopted a report Monday saying the country is entering an era of massive nuclear plant decommissioning, urging plant operators to plan ahead to lower safety risks and costs requiring decades and billions of dollars. Twenty-four commercial reactors or 40 per cent of Japan’s total are designated for or are being decommissioned. Among them are four reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant that were severely damaged by the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan. The annual nuclear white paper, adopted by the Japan Atomic Energy Commission, urges utilities to learn from US and European examples, especially those of Germany, France and Britain. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USJapan hasn’t yet completed the decommissioning of any reactors and doesn’t have concrete plans for the final disposal of radioactive waste. “Taking into consideration further increase of nuclear facilities that will be decommissioned, new technology and systems need to be developed in order to carry out the tasks efficiently and smoothly,” the report said. “It’s a whole new stage that we have to proceed to and tackle.” Japanese utilities have opted to scrap aged reactors instead of investing in safety requirements under post-Fukushima standards. The decommissioning of a typical reactor costs nearly 60 billion yen ( USD 560 million) and takes several decades. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsCiting the government-run Japan Atomic Energy Agency’s plan to scrap about half of its 79 research facilities, the report raised concerns about the weakening of basic research on nuclear energy. Before the Fukushima disaster, Japan had 60 commercial reactors that provided about 25 per cent of the country’s energy needs. Despite the government’s renewed ambitions for nuclear power, reactor restarts are proceeding slowly as nuclear regulators spend more time on inspections. Meanwhile, anti-nuclear sentiment persists among the public and makes it more difficult for plant operators to obtain local consent in making revisions to their facilities. Any plan related to nuclear waste storage tends to get strong resistance. Since the Fukushima accident, only nine reactors in Japan have restarted, accounting for about 3 per cent of the country’s energy supply, compared to the government’s ambitious 20-22 per cent target. In July, Tokyo Electric Power Holdings Co., or TEPCO, announced plans to decommission all four reactors at its second Fukushima plant, Fukushima Dai-ni, which narrowly avoided meltdowns in 2011. The move followed eight years of demands by the local government and residents for the reactors’ closure. TEPCO said the decommissioning of Fukushima Dai-ni alone would cost 410 billion yen ( USD 3.9 billion) and would take four decades, but experts have raised concerns about whether those estimates are realistic for a company already struggling with the ongoing cleanup of the wrecked Fukushima plant, estimated to cost about 8 trillion yen ( USD 75 billion). Japan Atomic Power Co., which has been decommissioning its Tokai nuclear plant since 2001, announced in March that it was pushing back the planned completion of the project by five years, to 2030, because the company still has been unable to remove and store highly radioactive materials from the core.last_img read more

Israeli Soldier Convicted by Tel Aviv Court for Killing a Wounded…

Casablanca – The Tel Aviv military court in Israel has convicted an Israeli soldier of manslaughter after he shot a wounded Palestinian man in the street in cold blood in May 2016.The case of the Hebron incident began in June of last year when Elon Azaria, a sergeant in the Israeli Army, shot an injured 21-year-old Palestinian in the head.Sergeant Elon Azaria arrived at the scene 12 minutes after another soldier wounded the Palestinian Abdel Fateh al-Sharif. Azaria did not hesitate to shoot him in the head, although he was lying on the ground, immobilized. International mass media presented the victim last year as an “assailant” attempting to stab Israeli settlers. However, a video posted on The Independent showed an Israeli settler kicking a knife toward the body of the victim after he was shot dead.The trial took over six months and revolved around the mental state of the Israeli terrorist and the extent to which he was acting either out of self-defense or revenge, reports The Independent.According to the same source, the verdict dismissed the Israeli offender’s defense case and asserted that Azaria was aware of lethal consequence of shooting the Palestinian, who clearly “did not pose a threat.”Despite the many recorded incidents of killings of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli soldiers, Sergeant Elon Azaria is the first soldier to receive a conviction in the last 12 years. The Human Rights Watch reports that 150 Palestinians have been shot in similar incidents in the last year.Still, many Israelis protested outside the court in support of the Israeli offender. Senior Israeli officials, such as Israeli Justice Minister Ayalet Shaked and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, also called on the court to pardonthe assailant.Under Israeli law, manslaughter can lead to a maximum sentence of 20 years. read more

UN honours environmental pioneers from Brazil South Africa and Zimbabwe

Ground-breaking research on measuring the environmental impacts of sugar production in South Africa and newsprint paper production in Zimbabwe, as well as assessing impacts on biodiversity in Brazil, were among those recognized today by a new award from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Initiated with the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), the “UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Award” recognizes work from academics and private companies in developing and emerging economies that have begun visionary and innovative projects based on the “life-cycle approach,” which concerns the impacts on the environment of a product’s production, use and disposal. “The growing attention to life-cycle issues is a natural outcome of decades of UNEP work on cleaner production and eco-efficient industrial systems,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. This year’s winners include Kevin Harding and the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town for their assessment of sugar production in South Africa; Charles Mbohwa and his team from the Mechanical Engineering Department in the University of Zimbabwe for their earlier research on the life cycle of newsprint paper; and Danielle Maia de Souza and the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina for their work on adapting life-cycle approaches to measure the impacts of unsustainable practices on Brazil’s biodiversity. Three other projects on waste in Taiwan, chocolate production in Ghana and the creation of a “Brazilian Centre of Excellence on Life-Cycle Thinking” were recognized as runner-ups. “As pressure on the environment grows through mostly unsustainable production and consumption patterns worldwide, there is an urgent need to encourage life-cycle thinking in developing and emerging economies,” said Arab Hoballah, Chief of the Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch in UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, speaking at the awards ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland. During the ceremony, a new publication entitled “Life-Cycle Management: A Business Guide to Sustainability” was also launched by UNEP. In it, companies such as Airbus, Nokia and Ford explain how it is possible to expand their business while minimising the environmental and social burdens along their entire product life cycles. Today’s ceremony was held back-to-back with this year’s UNEP/SETAC Life-Cycle Management Conference. 28 August 2007Ground-breaking research on measuring the environmental impacts of sugar production in South Africa and newsprint paper production in Zimbabwe, as well as assessing impacts on biodiversity in Brazil, were among those recognized today by a new award from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). read more

Police still looking for two key suspects in SAITM CEO shooting

Senaratne escaped unhurt but the car was damaged in the shooting incident. Sameera Senaratne was temporarily relieved of his duties at SAITM after it was revealed the shooting incident was staged. (Colombo Gazette) The Police are still looking for two key suspects in the shooting incident involving SAITM CEO Dr. Sameera Senaratne.Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake told Parliament the police are looking for a former Pradeshiya Sabha member and a driver over the incident. Gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on the vehicle of SAITM CEO Dr. Sameera Senaratne in Malabe on February 6. Investigations had revealed that the recent shooting incident targeting the vehicle of SAITM CEO Dr. Sameera Senaratne, was staged. read more

Canadian PM offers support to accountability process in Sri Lanka

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today offered Canada’s full support to the Government of Sri Lanka and those working to ensure that efforts towards reconciliation, non-recurrence, peace, and justice on the island are realized, and that international and domestic commitments on accountability, transitional justice, and ending impunity are met.In a statement issued today to mark the ninth anniversary of the end of the war in Sri Lanka Justin Trudeau said that the wounds of the war linger as the survivors seek answers for their loss. He also invited all Canadians to take time to recognize the important contributions that Tamil-Canadians make to Canada and the adversity they have overcome. (Colombo Gazette) “Today, we mark the ninth anniversary of the end of the war in Sri Lanka. The war – which lasted over 26 years – resulted in immeasurable injuries, loss of life, and displacement. The wounds of this war linger as the survivors seek answers for their loss, including family members and loved ones who have disappeared,” he said. “I reiterate my call to the Government of Sri Lanka to establish a process of accountability that has the trust and confidence of the survivors. Canada offers its full support to the Government of Sri Lanka and those working to ensure that efforts towards reconciliation, non-recurrence, peace, and justice on the island are realized, and that international and domestic commitments on accountability, transitional justice, and ending impunity are met,” he said.The Canadian Prime Minister extended his deepest sympathy to Canadians of Tamil descent, and all victims of the armed conflict and their families. The Prime Minister said that over the past nine years, he has met many Tamil-Canadians personally affected by the war and their stories are a solemn reminder of the need to attain lasting peace and true reconciliation. read more

Haldimand appoints new CAO

Haldimand County council has appointed a new CAO following the resignation of Don Boyle, who has accepted a private-sector job.Craig Manley, Haldimand’s general manager of community and development services, will take on the title of interim CAO on Aug. 1, until his employment contract is finalized on Sept. 3, when he will officially assume his CAO role.“The county is in a very good place thanks to the dedication of Don, his senior management team and all supporting staff.” said Haldimand Mayor Ken Hewitt, in announcing the move at a committee-of-the-whole meeting on June 27.“On behalf of council I sincerely thank him for his service and wish him great success in the future.”The mayor said he is pleased too that Manley will be the new CAO.“Craig has consistently demonstrated his strong leadership skills and commitment to Haldimand County time and time again. His attention to detail, foresight, and knowledge of municipal operations – especially planning – will no doubt lead us into further success.”Over the next four weeks, Boyle will work with Manley on the transition.“I am grateful to have worked with council, past and present, my team, county staff and the community,” said Boyle, who joined Haldimand County on Oct. 4, 2007.“I leave the county for a new opportunity knowing we have the right leadership team in place and a Council that is committed to doing what is best for the community.” read more

Shopify CEO calls on federal government to abandon tax plan for stock

Tobi Lutke, CEO of Shopify, an online store, is seen in the company’s Montreal office, Wednesday, February 18, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 18, 2016 12:31 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Shopify CEO calls on federal government to abandon tax plan for stock options MONTREAL – The CEO of one of Canada’s up-and-coming tech companies is calling on the federal government to abandon its plan to expand taxation of stock options, saying the move will make it more difficult for startup firms to attract talent.Tobi Lutke said the Liberal proposal would have it more difficult to launch his Ottawa-based e-commerce company, Shopify.“I think the Liberals should abandon this because it fosters innovation,” the 35-year-old entrepreneur said in an interview Thursday.“It would have been harder to build Shopfiy with the taxation being the way that it’s proposed,” he said in an interview.During last year’s federal election campaign, the Liberals promised to cap how much can be claimed through stock option deductions. The party said employees with up to $100,000 in annual gains would be unaffected, a move it said would protect startups.Finance Minister Bill Morneau recently said he will soon release details about the commitment. The government is expected to release its first budget in mid-March.Lutke said the government promised during meetings with senior ministers and other officials to grandfather existing options.He said many people took massive pay cuts to join his company several years ago in exchange for options to purchase equity. While the business is now mature enough to survive the changes, Lutke said it could have a disastrous impact on younger startups.Lutke also criticized proposed intellectual property clauses in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.Despite the government’s promise of public consultations, Lutke believes Ottawa has little choice but to ratify the 12-country trade deal it inherited.“I think it’s a lost fight already. The moment the documents were publicly accessible this was on a one-way train towards ratification.”Lutke made his comments as he opened a new office in Montreal aimed at expanding research and development with 150 new positions.While Shopify continues to grow its revenues, Lutke said it will focus on taking advantage of opportunities to grow before posting profits late next year.“We think Canada needs a tech company of the size that America produces and that’s what we are aiming for,” Lutke said.Shopify provides services to more than 243,000 small- and medium-sized customers in 150 countries. It has more than 1,000 employees working at offices in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Waterloo, Ont.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version indicated Jim Balsillie has said the deal will undermine Canada’s autonomy to adopt its own software patent rules. A spokesman says Balsillie never made the comment. read more

Stories of residential school survivors told through heart gardens

They tore her away from her family at the age of six.They cut off her hair. Spoke to her only in a foreign tongue.Stripped her of her culture. Forced her to assimilate.This is Ethel’s story, one that is tragically similar to those told by countless survivors of the residential school system.The Indigenous woman, who asked that only her first name be used, shared her harrowing narrative as part of a project recently conducted in an Indigenous Studies Spirituality course at Brock University.Students were tasked with creating 600 paper hearts to be planted throughout Brock’s gardens to raise awareness of the history of residential schools. The art pieces were planted along with cedar, sage, sweetgrass and other sacred medicines to add to the project’s healing approach.Students Suki Malhi, Summer Sayles, Amanda Martin and Madie Payne plant hearts in Brock’s gardens to help raise awareness of the history of Canada’s residential school system.One heart from every student was created to represent the story of a single residential school survivor, learned through interviews or other methods of research.It was 21-year-old Summer Sayles who had the honour of speaking with Ethel.The fourth-year Sociology student, who minors in Indigenous Studies, took inspiration from her story, focusing on the pain Ethel felt when having her braids cut off. Braids in many cultures — many Indigenous communities included — are known to hold one’s spirit and power.“Through my project, I wanted to give Ethel back what was taken from her,” Sayles said as she explained her heart’s design, which features a faceless young girl with long black braids. “She’s faceless because Ethel spoke about having photos of groups of children. She knows she’s in the photos, but doesn’t know which child she is.”While their conversation was both overwhelming and emotional, Sayles also found it uplifting.“You never imagine yourself being in a position to speak to someone who experienced such a significant part of history,” she said. “It meant a lot that she was willing to speak with me about it and let me share it in such an artistic way.”Sharing her story is a part of Ethel’s healing journey and has had an impact on Sayles’ path as well.“Producing this piece of art also helped me on my own journey with how I’m going to navigate myself as a Canadian who’s occupying Indigenous land,” she said.Sayles has long been encouraged by her mother to learn about the history of the country she calls home.“She’s really keen on maintaining an environment that reflects reconciliation in some way,” Sayles said. “I can’t change the entire world, but I can at least change my world. She’s always emphasized that it’s important for me to be educated on who came before me, especially being a first-generation Canadian.”Sayles is hopeful the heart garden project, in place until Wednesday, July 11, will encourage other students to learn more about Canada’s history and to take at least one Indigenous Studies course throughout their studies.Educating the public is all part of the path to reconciliation, said course instructor Sherri Vansickle, a lecturer with Brock’s Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education.“Reconciliation is a buzzword right now, but it needs teeth, it needs depth,” she said. “The way you get to that is creating understanding, helping people to understand a good chunk of the roots and why you need reconciliation.”Seven generations were forced through the residential school system and healing from that trauma takes time, she said.“Now I’m using the school system to help with that healing process and for reconciliation.”To help raise awareness of Indigenous world views, traditions, history and current affairs, Brock launched the speaker series, We Are All in Relation.The series began in June and continues through July.Dawn Hill will share her personal experience from the Mohawk Institute Residential School in the next instalment of the series on Wednesday, July 18 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Welch Hall atrium.Details of other events in the series, hosted by the Tecumseh Centre and Office of Human Rights and Equity, are available online.A Brock Indigenous Studies class recently planted 600 paper hearts in gardens across campus to raise awareness of the history of Canada’s residential school system. read more

GECOM discusses March 2020 elections date

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has proposed for elections to be held in March 2020, more than a year after the government was defeated by a motion of no-confidence.After a more than four hours long meeting on Friday, both opposition and government-aligned commissioners disclosed to media operatives that this is one among several timelines proposed by the Secretariat.“We have now at least four proposals from the Secretariat which suggests that elections will be held in March of next year,” Commissioner Robeson Benn stated, noting that the opposition commissioners are not in support of the proposal.GECOM Commissioners; from left, Sase Gunraj, Robeson Benn and Bibi ShadickGovernment-aligned commissioner Vincent Alexander confirmed that March 2020 is one of the dates discussed during the meeting.“The document which was before us, the proposition was March. But that document is under revision,” Alexander explained.“So, I would prefer to not be specific about a date. But indeed, the document before us did say March [2020],” he added.According to the commissioners, one of the activities proposed to be undertaken by GECOM during that period is the printing of new national identification cards. The People’s Progressive Party/Civic on Thursday has called for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to commence preparations for the hosting of General and Regional Elections, saying that too much time has passed already.In a statement, the PPP pointed out that since the appointment of Justice (ret’d) Claudette Singh as Chair, GECOM has had over four meetings and yet it is nowhere closer to starting preparations for what was supposed to be early elections.“Too much time has passed already. The party stresses the call for GECOM to begin preparations for elections now,” the missive stated.According to the PPP, it seems as though the Constitution of Guyana and the rulings of the courts are secondary in the considerations of GECOM. It reminded that the Constitution remains the supreme law of the land and that GECOM has a responsibility to uphold it.On August 27, the GECOM has taken a decision to halt the ongoing house-to-house registration process effective August 31.The elections body had acknowledged that the no confidence motion passed in the National Assembly on 21st December, 2018 triggered a number of legal challenges in the local Courts and concluded with a ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice.Newly selected GECOM Chair (ret’d) Justice Claudette SinghThe body further stated that cognizant of all that has transpired over the past months, GECOM has an obligation to produce a credible Official List of Electors (OLE) in the first instance and ultimately credible elections within the shortest possible time.With the halting of the House to House process, the Commission will move to an extensive Claims and Objections Exercise (C&O) before extracting the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGECOM Secretariat’s March 2020 election date proposal “shocking”– PSC ChairmanSeptember 8, 2019In “latest news”GECOM claims it is “multitasking” to prepare for electionsSeptember 10, 2019In “latest news”Legitimacy of Govt on shaky ground after Sept 18 – RamSeptember 9, 2019In “latest news” read more

Peabody makes plans to restart longwall coal production at North Goonyella

first_imgPeabody says it is proceeding with the ventilation of the first segment of the North Goonyella coal mine in consultation with the Queensland Mine Inspectorate.This is part of a comprehensive phased reventilation and re-entry plan, with longwall production expected in 2020, Peabody said.“This marks an important first step in the next phase of activities aimed at resuming normal operations at North Goonyella,” Glenn Kellow, Peabody President and Chief Executive Officer, said. “As we move forward in the process, we appreciate the ongoing support of our many stakeholders including our employees, the union, customers, the inspectorate, neighbouring mines, the community of Moranbah and countless others.”North Goonyella has been shut since early September when high gas levels were identified. A fire subsequently broke out at the mine later that month.last_img read more

HandballPlanetcom TOP 15 handball articles in 2018

Another handball year is over. Let’s take a look on what you read the most on Handball-Planet.com in 2018.We present TOP 15 articles in the last 12 months.The “winner” is an article with TOP 100 transfer before season 2018/2019.TOP 100 handball transfers before season 2018/2019On #SharingIsNOTCaring and why Nora Mørk is fighting for us allNora Mork is WORLD FEMALE HANDBALL PLAYER 2017Roland Mikler to play again in Szeged – Appelgren i(wa)s replacement?TOP 30 “handball old timers”: Hombrados, Omeyer, Ilic, Sterbik, Nagy, Lazarov…Gilberto Duarte to replace Wael Jallouz at FC Barcelona Lassa?NEW ZEBRA: Harald Reinkind to join THW Kiel?HORROR: Nora Mork to repeat knee surgery!EHF CL 18/19 PREDICTION: Barca, Szeged, RNL and PSG are favorites to open doors of Lanxess ArenaSHOCK IN GYOR: Yvette Broch stops careerPGE Vive Kielce in financial crisis?Nora Mørk: out for at least six monthsTOP 25 “BEST BUY” 2017/2018: Melvyn Richardson takes the crownTOP 100 handball transfers – season 2017/2018EHF RANKING: German and Hungarian teams at the TOP ← Previous Story Handball-Planet.com TOP 50 countries in 2018: Hungary No.1, Germany and Spain win “medals” Next Story → “MR LOANED”: Pawel Paczkowski to join Telekom Veszprem TOP 15 handball articles in 2018 read more

VIDEO Danish gold in 60 seconds

← Previous Story “Daddy, become a world champion!” – Perfect January 19 for Mikkel Hansen! Next Story → VIDEO: Nikola scores for 15th medal in 16 years Danish handball team Actually, it wasn’t final which expected most of the handball planet. Denmark have been too dominant to make boring 60 decisive minutes foe the world’s crown taker.Take a look how it was in 60 seconds.Denmark beat Norway 31:22 (18:11)…MVP Mikkel Hansen speaks…