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  • Take Your Creative Briefs to the Next Level With Adobe InDesign

    first_imgMake your creative briefs pop with Adobe InDesign, and learn how to combine aesthetics and narrative into something that resonates with your clients.Cover image via Alexander Kirch.As freelancers, the primary reason we use creative briefs is to define the aesthetic and storyline of a project and align our creative vision with our client’s goals.However, we think of our proposals and treatments as opportunities to stand out in the crowd, make our clients feel special, and add some wow-factor to our projects.Often referred to as treatments, storyboards, or simply creative briefs, these documents combine several elements that outline the story, the aesthetic, and the creative approach to jaw-dropping projects.Simply put, our goal with each and every brief is to create a rich treatment that unveils our unique approach to the client’s needs.One of the ways we can do this is by getting out of the word processor and stepping into a more creative application, like Adobe InDesign.In this video tutorial, let’s take a look at just how to do that. What Comes After?It’s important to walk your client through the finished creative brief. Clarify anything they don’t understand, and brainstorm ways to improve or realign the aesthetic. Once the client has signed off on the treatment, your next step is to ramp up pre-production. Conduct location scouting and test shoots, build out your production design, and write a shooting script that expands the storyline.Looking for more filmmaking tutorials? Check these out.Video Tutorial: Better, Faster, Stronger Editing TipsVideo Tutorial: How to Shoot Product Videos on a BudgetHow to Export Illustrator Icons to Use in After Effects and Premiere ProAnimate A ‘Top 10 Countdown’ Screen With After EffectsAnimate Clean Commercial Graphics in Adobe After Effects Why InDesign?Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing application for creating ebooks, presentations, magazines, and interactive PDFs. It’s an excellent tool for creating professional and eye-catching proposals.Users have full control over what goes on the page, without the formatting limitations of some word processors. However, InDesign’s greatest advantage for filmmakers and other creatives is that it lets you add and arrange visual material, such as photos, images, and interactive elements — like videos and animations.But before we talk about how to use the application, let’s talk about what elements your creative briefs should include.The Five Elements of a Creative BriefYour creative briefs need to be short (1-2 pages max.).Your clients will be busy running their businesses, and it’s likely that your project is just one among many that they’re balancing. Respect their time with a “one-pager” that answers the five key questions of any project.1. How does the idea unfold?This section should consist of a 5-7 sentence summary of your storyline. This is the meat of the proposal, and it should tell the client what the project is about.2. How will you film it?How will you shoot the project? Is there any key information that your client should know — things like capturing aerial footage, hiring actors, working in precarious locations, etc. Don’t bog them down with production lingo, but explain any scenes that would require extra equipment, team members, or setups.Take this opportunity to showcase your problem-solving skills. A well-thought out approach will show your client that you’re worth the big bucks — and what you do is more complicated than just pointing the camera at something and pressing record.3. How will viewers feel afterward?Emotional effect often ends up on the sidelines in most project proposals.This section is where you align your creative vision of the project to your client’s goals. How does this tie back to their target market? What calls to action should the spot include? Why does this film make their audience want to purchase, subscribe, visit, etc.?4. How long will the project be?Estimate the final length. At the outset, your client may specify a duration (such as a 30-sec television spot, etc.) However, if the project is more like a brand film, this could vary. Do you offer them a shorter vignette for their social media channels? List that information here.5. What kind of music will you use?Use this section of the proposal to outline a rough idea of the score. It’s a good idea to start this dialogue early for two reasons:To avoid post-production surprises.To get your music licensing coordinator started early.last_img read more

  • Cong blames govt for unemployment

    first_imgMany senior Congress leaders on Tuesday blamed the Narendra Modi government at the Centre for its failure to create jobs for the unemployed youth in the country.Addressing a rally organised by the youth wing of the party, the Congress leaders also accused the BJP of spreading religious intolerance.Braving the scorching heat, a large number of young people from different parts of the State attended the rally outside the State Assembly.Indian Youth Congress president Amrinder Singh Raja criticised both the Narendra Modi government and the Naveen Patnaik government in the State for their failure to provide employment to the youth as promised.Mr. Raja alleged that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had a tacit understanding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It was due to Mr. Modi’s pressure that the CBI was not properly investigating the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha, he added.The rally was also addressed by OPCC president Prasad Harichandan.last_img read more

  • How Data Analytics Is Shaping What You Watch

    first_imgWhen Netflix decided to go into the entertainment-producing business by commissioning the streaming series House of Cards, there was a lot of data to be crunched before the first download ever took place, said Dave Hastings, Netflix’s director of product analytics, data science and engineering.“You do not make a $100 million investment these days without an awful lot of analytics,” Hastings said at the recent Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative Conference in Philadelphia. While some may claim that Netflix over-analyzed House of Cards, Hastings is adamant that it was the way to go. “We have had a whole catalogue of things we did not make. We wanted early on to be careful, and it has worked out.”Just four years after the March 2011 release of that first season of House of Cards, Hastings said Netflix has as many as 60 series seasons in the works or soon to arrive, from season two of comic book adaptation Marvel’s Daredevil to another House of Cards season to a new comedy talk show with Chelsea Handler. All of them will undergo thorough analytics before release.“We live and breathe the customer,” said Hastings. “We want to be the world’s leader in Internet TV. When you have aspirations of being the largest, that means shaping demand. What is Internet TV and how does it differ from linear TV — the questions around that are what we use analytics for.”In terms of corporate maneuvering, the speed at which Netflix has altered course in its business practices could give anyone along for the ride whiplash. Started in 1997 after CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings got irked about a $40 video store late-fee for the movie Apollo 13, it rapidly became the No. 1 DVD-by-mail rental service, shipping out its billionth DVD by 2007.However, recognizing that streaming video would eventually displace physical movie rentals, its management team slowly de-emphasized the DVD mailing business and expanded into streaming. By 2010, that business had become its calling card. The move into producing entertainment, said Hastings, was the natural next step, and it was heavily planned, taking into account a lot of big data.“House of Cards is an outstanding show, but it was a huge bet from the company to get into that business,” Hastings noted. “We were a technology company, and it took some highly creative education to move into entertainment production. There was a lot of analysis.“But it was not what urban legend had it,” he added. “People said the whole show concept was made analytically — that we needed Kevin Spacey as the lead in a political drama, and so forth. I mean, in theory you could do those things with analytics, but there is a far gap between that and what we did. On the other hand, we hope now to be the biggest original studio in a few years.”Netflix had to establish a strong analytics infrastructure early on, Hastings noted. The company, for instance, had to determine how many DVDs of which movies it would need on hand to meet demand. And that focus only became more important as the company moved to streaming.“The foundation of the streaming business was analytics,” he said. “Our catalogue was extremely limited when we started streaming. We had to be right in what we were trying to deliver.”Getting to Know Your CustomerHastings said that currently the company is using analytics to see how to expand services in a variety of ways. For instance, it uses data on different regions to see what to promote in the American South or in urban areas or in Australia – Netflix’s newest streaming market. The company also needs to know what sorts of customers are using the service on televisions versus those who are using hand-held devices.“You integrate all this together, and you really get to know who your customer is,” he said.Bill Franks, chief analytics officer for Teradata, which works with Netflix on big data, was on the dais with Hastings, and noted that it’s not enough for a company to have powerful analytics tools; applying them correctly to an end product is the key.“Analytics cannot replace execution,” said Franks. “If you can’t deliver a good experience, analytics are irrelevant. Netflix made sure those videos were delivered and they were not stopping every 10 minutes.“Sometimes you go overboard on theories, but Netflix was pragmatic and looking for the best solution with the data they got,” he said.Hastings said Netflix can use as much data as it can get on customers, distribution and the like, and it’s always looking to improve its algorithms. He noted that Netflix’s streaming services are so vast that the company is the largest user of downstream North American web traffic, accounting for as much as a third of traffic.“It is a huge amount of data to wade through,” he said. “You have an issue then of scale with the analytics you do.”Though Netflix has $5.5 billion in sales, it has only 1,600 employees. Hastings said the company hired 187 people last quarter, which seemed a lot to those there, but was, he realized, a small number for a company with its reach. Because of that, Teradata’s Franks said, Netflix has to be careful in what its staff does with analytics to ensure that it does not overreach.“We are getting to the point, with all the data we can have, that there will be tradeoffs,” said Franks. “The focus has to be on achieving a gain, not just analytics for its own sake.”That said, according to Hastings, there is little in the new entertainment realm that will go online without a lot of advance study.“I can say that no changes in Netflix’s products are not tested and validated, and we do not just test to test,” he said. “If we do not believe it will improve, it will not be tested. We have 300 major tests of products and dozens of variations within. When you go into Netflix, hopefully we are improving your experience. How do we increase streaming? How do we increase customer retention? We mine lots of data for those sorts of things.”‘Morphing and Twisting’Sometimes, though, Hastings admits, the results of analytics get overruled at Netflix. For instance, he said, data would indicate that the company should make it hard to cancel its service – that making it difficult to quit would increase retention rates. But, he said, the founders of the company early on knew they wanted to make it easy for a customer to cancel: It would, they hoped, give the company a good reputation, and they realized that ultimately, making their customers frustrated would not be a good thing.“The data said we should not have done that,” he noted, but he admits it worked, enhancing Netflix’s reputation in the long run.Teradata’s Franks said that if it wanted to, Netflix could almost be a stand-alone analytics firm.“It is getting blurry out there as to what companies are in,” said Franks. “AT&T is not just a phone provider. It is providing TV, and then has its own data. Nike is now manufacturing high-tech electronics and housing data in its data center, not just doing knitted sportswear. Companies can commercialize the use of their data outside of their core business. It is a fascinating time, and a lot of companies will be morphing and twisting.”Hastings said, however, that despite all the change the company has gone through in its 18 years, Netflix is not looking to be constantly shifting businesses.“We are really careful about doing things outside our core,” he said. “If you are distracted, you waver from being the best. There are [ways to use our data that] could theoretically make money, but it would be a distraction from using those analytics to be the best we can be in our core businesses.”According to Franks and Hastings, there are sometimes things analytics cannot measure effectively, at least at not given the current state of the art.“Mood is an interesting thing to try to go after. When you sit down in front of your iPad, we do not know what your mood is. There is only so much information we have,” said Hastings. “Maybe we can tell certain things by the time of the day, but I don’t know what I am going to do tomorrow and I don’t know what I will want to watch tonight, so getting that mood right is not part of analytics right now.”Franks agreed, but said that outliers in analytic data have to be expected.“Even if I go to such-and-such restaurant every day and order such-and-such sandwich all the time, today I might decide to go with the other submarine sandwich,” said Franks. “Even perfect data will not always lead you to a perfect conclusion. But, like Netflix, if you go with the aggregate, you will be successful.” Related Itemslast_img read more

  • Kobe Paras relishes representing Philippines

    first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Kobe Paras of the Philippines dunks over a Burmese defender in the preliminaries of men’s basketball tournament of the 29th Southeast Asian Games.Thirty years ago, Benjie Paras proudly trotted out his gold medal after leading the Philippines to the championship in the men’s basketball competition in the 1987 Southeast Asian Games in Jakarta.Fast forward to today. It’s now his son Kobe’s turn to wear the gold around his neck for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games PBA: Blackwater blasts Kia “I’m really happy because I was telling ever since that I want to play five-on-five. I was given the chance and I really made the most of it. I just hope that I made the Filipinos proud,” he said.The younger Paras now embarks on a new journey with Cal State Northridge as he reboots his collegiate career in the United States.“When I go to the States, it’s strictly business. It’s not like here that I’m fighting for our country. There, I’ll play for myself and the future,” he said. “I love my teammates, I love everyone, and I can’t wait to get back there.”ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games The younger Paras said he’s honored to have achieved something his dad has also done.“It feels good. When we won against Indonesia, my dad called me right away and joked that we both won gold. It just feels good that I was able to do something he has done at this age,” the young prodigy said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKobe and Benjie were both 19 when they won the gold in the biennial meet, making the parallelism more interesting for the father-and-son tandem.The 6-foot-6 swingman, though, is just glad to finally have the opportunity to don the national colors and represent the country in five-on-five competition after years of strutting his stuff in the 3×3 scene.last_img read more

  • 40-year-old Stephon Marbury ‘working on’ return to NBA

    first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “It’s time to combine. My next move is the best move. Working on the come back to the #nba,” the Brooklyn-native wrote on his personal Twitter account.It’s time to combine. My next move is the best move. Working on the come back to the #nba pic.twitter.com/TaWjqwwekFFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) September 12, 2017 Prior to becoming the Chinese league’s most popular adoptive son, “Starbury” was considered one of the NBA’s premier point guards and was named an All Star twice, in 2000-2001 and 2002-2003 seasons.He was selected fourth overall in the 1996 NBA draft and formed one the most exciting duos in the league alongside Kevin Garnett with the Minnesota Timberwolves.He also made stops with the New Jersey Nets, Phoenix Suns and his hometown New York Knicks.After seeing his production slip after 14 years in the league, Marbury elected to take his talents to China in 2010, where he experienced a career resurgence—winning three CBA championships, a CBA Finals MVP award, a CBA Foreign MVP award and getting named an All-Star on six occasions, according to Bleacher Report.It’s going to be quite a task for Marbury, who’s now 40, to land an NBA contract, considering the amount of young and talented players at his position today. /raADVERTISEMENT In this April 9, 2017, photo, former NBA All Star Stephon Marbury attends an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors in New York.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Stephen Marbury has made himself at home in the Chinese Baskeball Association (CBA), but it looks like he is ready to return to where he started.The 40-year-old guard, who last played for the Boston Celtics in 2009, bared his desire to return to the National Basketball Association (NBA).ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ RELATED STORY:Stephon Marbury has emotional moment with Beijing fan at Q&ASports Related Videospowered by AdSparc LATEST STORIES Paris, Los Angeles confirmed as Olympic hosts Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Read Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

  • Fantasy: MW7 Premier League Team of the Week

    first_imgAfter weeks of taking the all too familiar backseat in Fantasy, defenders came roaring back in a big way in round seven of Premier League action. Five of them have made our Team of the Week for the first time since MW1. The position’s lower price makes the points they score all the more valuable so making you sure you have the right players at the back is still one of the best ways to gain ground in your Goal leagues.So, which defenders stood out this week, and who will join them in our Team of the Week? Just keep reading!Goal-Fantasy-Football-registertowin Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! GK: Rui Patrício – Wolverhampton – 1 Game, 6 Saves, 1 Clean Sheet = 10 PointsDEF: Harry Maguire – Leicester City – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Assist, 1 Clean Sheet = 17 PointsNewcastle have hardly been prolific of late, but Maguire’s performance on Saturday was impressive nonetheless. His goal, assist, and clean sheet racked up an impressive 17 points, making him our Goal Fantasy Player of the Week. No defender has more goals than the player affectionately known as “slabhead” and, with a fairly easy schedule until December, few look better options in the short term.DEF: Jonny – Wolverhampton – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Clean Sheet = 14 PointsDEF: Danny Rose – Tottenham -1 Game, 1 Assist, 1 Clean Sheet = 10 PointsDanny Rose Tottenham 2018-19DEF: Matt Doherty – Wolverhampton – 1 Game, 1 Assist, 1 Clean Sheet = 10 PointsWolves’ have proven to be a sneaky bastion of Fantasy value. The defence especially are starting to rack up points with three of their players (Willy Boly, Jonny, and Doherty) all ranked in the top 15 at their position. The latter has been a threat over the past three weeks with a pair of assists and clean sheets to his name. At the moment, he is literally the best value play as no cheaper player has as many points as Doherty.DEF: Kieran Trippier – Tottenham – 1 Game, 1 Assist, 1 Clean Sheet = 10 PointsMID: Raheem Sterling – Manchester City – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Assist = 11 PointsHe’s currently top five in points in the Goal game and shows no signs of slowing down soon. Of games he’s played in, he’s blanked just once this season and that kind of reliability is hard to find. The only concern surrounding Sterling is rotation but, since squads lock after line-ups are announced, you can just switch him out if he’s not named in Guardiola’s team that week.MID: Gylfi Sigurdsson – Everton – 1 Game, 2 Goals, 1 Penalty Miss = 11 PointsGylfi SigurdssonMID: Johann Berg Gudmundsson – Burnley – 1 Game, 1 Goal, 1 Assist = 11 PointsMID: Felipe Anderson – West Ham – 1 Game, 1 Goal = 8 PointsFWD: Harry Kane – Tottenham – 1 Game, 2 Goals = 12 GoalsHere’s a ridiculous statistic: Harry Kane has now scored more Premier League goals (4) at Huddersfield’s stadium, than any Huddersfield player. Saturday’s performance also saw him land three shots on target and score two goals, both league bests for MW7. The Tottenham man’s 8.4m price tag is joint highest in the goal game but, if he really has refound his form, it could soon prove more costly to not own him. goal-fantasy-football-banner Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

  • Manchester City chairman says Sergio Aguero will stay next season

    first_imgStriker Sergio Aguero is among the best players in the world and is staying at Manchester City next season, the Premier League club’s chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said, dismissing transfer speculation surrounding the Argentine international.Aguero helped City finish third in the league, scoring 20 goals in 31 league appearances, but his starting role came under intense scrutiny following the arrival of in-form Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus in January.The Brazilian’s impressive start at the club, including two goals and an assist in his first two league starts, helped him oust Aguero as the first-choice striker but the 20-year-old sustained a broken foot and the Argentine reclaimed his spot.”Absolutely. There has never been any doubt about that. I’ve read a lot about the speculation on this and it’s ridiculous,” Emirati Al Mubarak told the club website in his end of season address when asked if Aguero was staying.”Aguero is one of the best players in the world. And we are a team that aspires to win in every competition we compete in…having Sergio Aguero as part of the squad is an absolute must. And it has never been in doubt.”The 28-year-old Aguero, who joined City from Spain’s Atletico Madrid in 2011, has a contract at the Manchester side until 2020. He has won two Premier League titles and two League Cups during his time at the Etihad.last_img read more

  • World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni trolled again over slow knock vs Afghanistan

    first_img 106/3 ( R. Shah 28.4 Overs) , Rahmat Shah R. Shah c Yuzvendra Chahal b Jasprit Bumrah not out covers Mid Wicket 24 70 (50.0) b Mohammed Shami 87.5 Ikram Ali Khil (wk) Ali Khil (wk) not out Yuzvendra Chahal Y. Chahal India beat Afghanistan by 11 runs Afghanistan AFG India Bowling IND Bowling c Hardik Pandya b Mohammed Shami 0 190/7 ( R. Khan 45.4 Overs) , Najibullah Zadran N. Zadran c Yuzvendra Chahal b Hardik Pandya 39 Kuldeep Yadav K. Yadav 4 Rashid Khan R. Khan st MS Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahal 36 0 94.54 Virat Kohli (IND) V. Kohli (IND) 67 (63) Square Leg 52 S/R 9.5 Square Leg All batsmen are considered right handed 2/36 (10) Scorecard 21 graphs 6s (50.0) Mid off Mid Wicket R Mid Wicket 14 1 All batsmen are considered right handed 166/6 ( N. Zadran 41.3 Overs) , Yuzvendra Chahal (IND) Y. Chahal (IND) Point 0 4 All batsmen are considered right handed 0 fine Leg ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 15:00 (Local Time) c Yuzvendra Chahal b Jasprit Bumrah Mid Wicket Super Over 1 Mid off st MS Dhoni b Yuzvendra Chahal b Yuzvendra Chahal 0 45 55 All batsmen are considered right handed (49.5) (49.5) Afghanistan batting AFG batting All batsmen are considered right handed ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Square Leg Square Leg 2 advertisement 0 covers Mid on 0 0 Mid on 2 Series Status: Player Of The Match: Jasprit Bumrah 0 All batsmen are considered right handed Mohammad Nabi (AFG) M. Nabi (AFG) r view full scorecard Mid Wicket Mid on 10 Mid off Afghanistan 213 Hashmatullah Shahidi H. Shahidi c & b Jasprit Bumrah c & b Jasprit Bumrah Point Aftab Alam A. Alam b Mohammed Shami covers fine Leg 0 21 Mid off Mid off 224/8 Asghar Afghan A. Afghan b Yuzvendra Chahal 3 third Man Square Leg Point ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019, Match 28 0 2 41.66 Mid Wicket 0 fine Leg 224/8 Mohammad Nabi M. Nabi c Hardik Pandya b Mohammed Shami third Man Square Leg 213 covers 0 Match Ended 10 Gulbadin Naib (c) G. Naib (c) c Vijay Shankar b Hardik Pandya 1 36 10 19 1 India IND Square Leg third Man fine Legcenter_img Extras: 17 runs (B: 4, LB: 4, WD: 9, NB: 0, P: 0) 52 (55) 130/5 ( A. Afghan 35 Overs) , 0 106/4 ( H. Shahidi 29 Overs) , Point Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Mid on fine Leg 23 3.9 c Yuzvendra Chahal b Hardik Pandya Referee: Chris Broad (ENG) Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG) 213/10 ( Ur Rahman 49.5 Overs) , b Mohammed Shami third Man Square Leg 27 Match Ended Toss: IND elected to bat Jasprit Bumrah J. Bumrah 10 Mid off covers 8 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 0 213 fine Leg 64.28 Hardik Pandya H. Pandya Mohammed Shami (IND) M. Shami (IND) 7 4s third Man Mid off 16 Point o 20/1 ( H. Zazai 6.3 Overs) , 1 0 10 b Mohammed Shami Mid Wicket Point 0 (49.5) 0 Mid on fine Leg 0 40 third Man fine Leg 0 India 0 63 0 46.66 Mujeeb Ur Rahman Ur Rahman b Mohammed Shami vs commentary Mid on No data available! 2 0 Point 213/8 ( M. Nabi 49.3 Overs) , – 0 India IND World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni trolled again over slow knock vs AfghanistanIndia vs Afghanistan, World Cup 2019: Mahendra Singh Dhoni was stumped for 28 off 52 balls as Afghanistan restricted India to 224 for 8 in 50 overs with Virat Kohli being the top-scorer for his side. covers covers third Man Hazrat Zazai H. Zazai b Mohammed Shami Mid on 4.06 213/9 ( A. Alam 49.4 Overs) , c Vijay Shankar b Hardik Pandya All batsmen are considered right handed 64/2 ( G. Naib 16.5 Overs) , 2 All batsmen are considered right handed 2 1 Next 3.9 3 Mid off 0 5.1 Mid on 10 3.6 B nb Point 91.30 39 Mohammed Shami M. Shami 57.14 2 Mid off Fall of Wickets Point All batsmen are considered right handed 1 w 0 0 e/r covers Mid on m 51 1 fine Leg third Man Mid Wicket 0 0 Afghanistan AFG covers 42 Square Leg 4/40 (9.5) third Man 42.10 view more view less Mid Wicket India Today Web Desk SouthamptonJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 22, 2019 19:53 IST MS Dhoni’s strike rate was one of the lowest for a batsman with 25-plus score in this World Cup (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni scored 28 off 52 balls vs Afghanistan in SouthamptonIndian batsmen struggled against Afghan spinners, losing 5 wickets to them in the processIndia posted 224 for 8 with captain Virat Kohli (67) and Kedar jadhav (52) making crucial contributionsMahendra Singh Dhoni was stumped only for the second time in his one-day international career on Saturday during the ongoing match against Afghanistan in Southampton.Dhoni struggled against the Afghanistan spinners and was eventually stumped off Rashid Khan’s bowling for 28 off 52 balls in the 45th over of India’s innings.Looking to up the ante, Dhoni stepped out to Rashid Khan but missed. The ball which was fast outside off, turned sharply away from him, resulting in wicketkeeper Ikram Alikhil stumping him out for only the second time in his 293 ODI innings.The last time Dhoni was stumped was back in the 2011 World Cup in the group match against the West Indies in Chennai.India’s innings was powered by captain Virat Kohli who scored 67 off 63 balls while Kedar Jadhav scored 52 crucial runs in the death overs as they posted 224 for 8 in 50 overs after electing to bat first.Afghanistan dominated the first innings with their spinners dictating terms from start to finish. Mohammad Nabi picked up two wickets for 33 runs from 9 overs while Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan and Rahmat Shah bagged one wicket each.All four Afghanistan spinners were economical in their spells with their economy rate not going over 4 per over. Captain Gulbadin Naib also picked up two wickets.Dhoni, along with Vijay Shankar and KL Rahul struggled to rotate strike and got out playing rash shots.Indian cricket fans were a little taken aback by the approach of the batsmen, and the trolls soon started as India posted its lowest total in the tournament so far.advertisementDhoni, who has been criticised in the past for his slow strike rate, was once again at the centre of the trolls on social media.@msdhoni Mahi we love you a lot but now it’s time for you to take retirement from ODI as well. We no more want another 28 from 52 balls.Hritun Tiwari (@Hritun) June 22, 2019Have to admire the way u still keep supporting @msdhoni even though he plays defensive cricket every time..Ripson Lobo (@Ripsylobo12) June 22, 2019@msdhoni hello Dhoni what would u play today this is the worst innings i have seen ever understand match situation & play u r the senior in the team when india loss this match u r the main reasonShashank y (@KowshikShashank) June 22, 2019#INDvAFG The highest scorer of AFG innings is still MSDhoni with his 4 byesMilind (@MiliSony) June 22, 2019MS Dhoni stumped for only the second time in his ODI career ( 293 Innings )2011 World Cup Match Vs WI2019 World Cup Match Vs AFG pic.twitter.com/YfnC2A6iEYDHONIsm (@DHONIism) June 22, 2019MS Dhoni is explaining their collapse against Afghanistan !#INDvAFG #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/a3ZnQjb5ppVikas Bal (@ivkyt19) June 22, 2019#INDvAFG Ms Dhoni dropped ‘Ganguly’ because he thought ‘Ganguly’ was aged and at that time’ Ganguly was a far better batsman than Dhoni is for the last couple of years. Dhoni should retire immediately for the betterment of Indian CricketAbhinaba Debnath (@AbhinabaDebnat2) June 22, 2019#INDvAFG #MSDhoni Indian fans right now pic.twitter.com/JsMuJDBYYISachin Goudar (@Sachin__Goudar) June 22, 2019Dhoni’s strike rate of 53.84 was the slowest by a batsman with 25-plus runs in an innings in this tournament with David Warner’s 48-ball 26 (54.17) against Sri Lanka being the second slowest knock. Before this game, India had not lost a single wicket to spinners but five batsmen were sent back by Afghanistan spinners.Also Read | India vs Afghanistan Live Score, World Cup 2019Also Read | Virat Kohli equals Mohammad Azharuddin record with 3rd successive World Cup fifty as India captainAlso Read | India vs Afghanistan: Rohit Sharma 1st Indian batsman to fall to spin in World Cup 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow India vs AfghanistanFollow World Cup 2019 wdlast_img read more

  • Provincial 4H Camp Opens With New Director

    first_img On July 4, Camp Rankin, the provincial 4-H camp, will welcome 2404-H members and a new camp director. “For the last 32 years Camp Rankin has hosted 4-H members fromacross the province, providing them with a positive educationalprogram and a memorable camping experience,” said Chrisd’Entremont, Minister of the Department of Agriculture andFisheries. “The camp will offer 4-H youth a broad spectrum ofskill-building opportunities.” The 4-H campers will learn about leadership, healthy living andskills development at five camps being held this summer. “This year the camp program will emphasize individuality andcreativity,” said Bud Brown, the new director of Camp Rankin.”We’ll be developing a variety of themes involving culturalheritage and incorporating them into our day to day activities.” Mr. Brown brings a wealth of experience to his post as campdirector. He held the position of director of recreation in NewGlasgow for 28 years, has 15 years of camping experience and isalso a former 4-H leader. Camp counsellors with several years of4-H experience will help lead the youth through traditional campactivities and assist Mr. Brown. Camp Rankin campers also learn drama, art, nature, first aid,hiking swimming and canoeing. Participants often make lastingfriendships and have memorable experiences that keep them comingback each year. In 1972, Camp Rankin was built by volunteers as a Centennialproject of the Richmond County 4-H Leaders’ Council. It issituated on 60 acres of land at Cape George, near St. Peters. The recreational and camp activities for 4-H members at CampRankin are provided by Richmond County Leaders’ Council andadministered by the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture andFisheries. AGRICULTURE/FISHERIES–Provincial 4-H Camp Opens With NewDirectorlast_img read more

  • CFIA expands recall of caviar products in Quebec and Ontario

    first_imgOTTAWA – Federal health authorities have expanded previous recalls of caviar to include more products because they may cause botulism.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Montreal-based Imperial Caviar & Seafood is now recalling its whitefish roe and VIP Caviar Club brand salmon roe sold in Quebec and Ontario in 50-gram packages.The whitefish roe carries a best-before date of June 28, 2018 and the salmon roe has best-before dates of July 13 and Sept. 27.Similar recalls issued last Nov. 25 and Dec. 9 included three brands of trout roe sold in Quebec.The CFIA says anyone who feels ill after eating the recalled caviar should call their doctor and anyone who has the product should thrown it or return it.Symptoms of Clostridium botulinum can include facial paralysis, unreactive or fixed pupils, difficulty swallowing, drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision, difficulty speaking or slurred speech, and hoarseness.The CFIA says there have been no reported illnesses linked to these products.last_img read more

  • Kristin Davis Attends Ivory Crush In Times Square

    first_imgKristin Davis attended an event in Times Square over the weekend that saw the US Fish and Wildlife Service crush 1 ton of ivory.Kristin Davis Attends Ivory Crush in Times SquareCredit/Copyright: FacebookThe event aimed to raise awareness of elephant poaching in Africa, and the trade of illegal ivory.“That was an elephant’s mother, or father,” said Kristin. “It’s hard to talk about, but we have to. Never buy ivory, even if it’s ‘antique.’ These things come from living animals. In 10 years, if we don’t do anything, there may not be any more elephants.”Kristin Davis Speaks Before Lighting Empire State BuildingCredit/Copyright: FacebookLater that day, Kristin – along with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – attended a special ceremony that saw her light up the Empire State Building for awareness of the cause.Kristin Davis On The Empire State BuildingCredit/Copyright: Facebooklast_img read more

  • AS UK CRACKS DOWN ON SOCIAL MEDIA ENDORSEMENTS WHERE DOES CANADA STAND

    first_img Twitter Login/Register With: British pop star Rita Ora is among a group of U.K.-based celebrities recently advised to be more explicit in labelling paid social media posts. (Jordan Strauss/The Associated Press) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Advertisement The U.K. agency’s move, which called out big names including models and reality TV stars, comes on the heels of a similar move by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in 2017. It was a highly visible step in a growing market, where rules don’t always keep up with changing platforms.Kim Kardashian has made huge sums from social media endorsements, but her undisclosed advertising around a product she used for morning sickness during her pregnancy set off a flurry of complaints. (Evan Agostini/AP)So far in Canada, there’s been no direct government action to seek out and reprimand those making undisclosed social media endorsements.But that doesn’t mean it’s not an issue that advertisers, regulators and even the influencers are working to understand, and in their own ways, address. Clean up your act online or face fines and even jail time — that’s the message the British government issued to celebrities who promote brands online without letting their fans know they’re being paid.The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority sent letters to 16 British stars identified as repeat offenders when it comes to hawking products on their social media profiles without correctly disclosing it’s advertising. Among the group are singers Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding, as well as high-profile media personalities like Alexa Chung.The celebrities who were contacted all pledged to be more transparent when promoting products, using tags like #ad or #sponsored at the top of their posts to clearly distinguish them from their regular posts.last_img read more

  • Backing players has worked for us Ricky Ponting

    first_imgNew Delhi: With his team placed comfortably at the second spot in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting believes that keeping the faith in his players has helped the team in finding the form at this crucial juncture of the competition. The 44-year-old Australian said: “There have been questions asked about where we should have dropped certain players in some matches, but I believe that when you have talented players in your squad, you just keep backing them. You know that we have players who can turn it around quite quickly as it takes just one innings or match to get going in a tournament like this.” Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh He added: “In the first phase of the tournament, players like Rishabh (Pant) might have had certain thoughts around his mind about the World Cup selection, but to be honest, that 78* in the first match against Mumbai was what got us the win. “I’m glad he found the form again against RR, and what you want from players like him in such a tournament is that they win you three or four matches each throughout the season, and he has certainly won two games for us so far, and if he remains in form, he can get a couple of more wins.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Delhi Capitals sit second on the points table with a tally of 14 points from their 11 matches, which include seven wins and four losses. But Ponting believes that his team is in good form and is peaking at the right time. He said: “We have won the last four out of our five matches, and with three more matches to go, I feel we are going in the right direction. I am happy that the team is peaking at the right time, with better communication amongst the group.” Asked which victory he enjoyed the most, Ponting said that the away win against Hyderabad by 39 runs was the sweetest in terms of turning it around from a losing situation. “I really liked the Hyderabad win because we didn’t do much right in that match but still found a way to win. It was more the way we fought back, probably after their batting powerplay, they batted second and they were 60-0, and the game was starting to slip away but there were some really good signs in that game from our side. “The moments when we have been under pressure the most, that is when we have started to fight, and fight under pressure, and one thing that I’ve tried to say to the boys is that we do not lose the match until the last ball is bowled. “We saw that in our last match against Rajasthan as well. We fought our way back into the match and then registered the win. But out of the seven matches that we have won, I think the Hyderabad win has been the most satisfying,” he added. After the conclusion of a couple of days’ rest, the Delhi Capitals’ squad will re-group on Friday at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to prepare for their upcoming match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday.last_img read more

  • India Morocco Need to Join Forces to Fight Terror Indian Official

    New Delhi – Morocco and India need to work together to fight terrorism and promote their economic relations, Secretary (East) in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, Anil Wadhwa, said.“It is important for India and Morocco to work together to evolve stronger cooperation in the field of counter terrorism and intelligence in order to develop an efficient mechanism in real time exchange of information and also to staunch the flow of terror finance,” Wadhwa said at a roundtable on ‘India and Morocco: Imperatives of Cooperation’, organized Saturday by the Society for Policy Studies in collaboration with Morocco’s embassy in New Delhi.Underlining that “Morocco and India need to fight terror through not just bilateral but also regional and international cooperation,” he called for the establishment of a multidimensional partnership between Morocco and India to contribute to strengthening security and stability in the Maghreb region and Sahel, and through “emphasizing the values of plurality, diversity, religious tolerance and moderation – values both India and Morocco subscribe to.” The Indian official, who visited the Kingdom last December, hailed, in this regard, Morocco’s efforts in the promotion of tolerance and moderation values, as well as its strong commitment to the training of imams from different countries of the region.Mr. Wadhwa also said Morocco and India can move forward to take advantage of the potential of cooperation between the two friendly countries, recalling in this respect that the volume of trade increased from 361 million dollars in 2000 to over 2 billion dollars in 2011 before declining to 1.4 billion in 2013, due to the impact of the global economic crisis.He also called upon Moroccan businessmen to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the rapid economic growth in India, a country open to foreign investment. read more

  • Deputy SecretaryGeneral hails new tool to promote peacebuilding in Burundi

    Addressing a meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, Ms. Migiro called the Monitoring and Tracking Mechanism for the Strategic Framework for Peacebuilding in Burundi “a practical and powerful tool to ensure dialogue and enhanced coordination between key stakeholders.“And it will help to ensure accountability of the actors engaged in supporting Burundi in its efforts to stay on the path to secure peace and sustainable development,” she told the gathering at UN Headquarters in New York. Burundi is one of two countries – along with Sierra Leone – on the agenda of the Commission, set up a year ago to help countries emerging from conflict avoid the slide back into war. The Mechanism, the first of its kind, paves the way for a “principled and active partnership” between countries under consideration by the Commission, the entire UN system and the larger international community, she said. Noting that Burundi still faces a number of challenges in its efforts to consolidate peace, including good governance, security sector reform and socio-economic recovery, Ms. Migiro said the adoption of the Mechanism is a critical step for the country and its people, as well as for the work of the Commission.“I believe that the framework and monitoring mechanism you have jointly agreed with the Government and other stakeholders in Burundi will strengthen the long-term international support and engagement Burundi needs.” 5 December 2007Applauding Burundi on its commitment to peace after more than a decade of armed conflict, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today welcomed the adoption of a new tool that will strengthen the partnership between the United Nations, the West African country and its international partners. read more

  • Growing number of Ontario municipalities oppose sale of Hydro One

    Growing number of Ontario municipalities oppose sale of Hydro One by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 28, 2015 9:37 am MDT Last Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Municipal politicians opposed to the Ontario government’s plans to sell Hydro One said Monday that the issue is hurting federal Liberals on the campaign trail, and will come back to haunt the provincial party as well.More than one third of Ontario’s municipalities, 165 so far, have passed resolutions opposing the Liberal’s plans to sell the giant electricity transmission utility, with many complaining they were not consulted.“This is a government that loves to consult, and I think that’s been one of the biggest criticisms over the years, of consulting municipalities to death,” said Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley.“They engage us in consultation on speed limits, clothes lines, on pit bulls, but on the big issue that impacts on our communities economically — and I would make the case eventually socially — they failed to let us have our voice.”Federal Liberal candidates knocking on doors for the Oct. 19 election are hearing about the planned sale, “and not in a good way,” added Bradley.“It is a handicap for the Liberal candidates,” he said. “Northern Ontario has made it very clear they don’t support this, and southwestern Ontario doesn’t support this, but we’re not being listened to.”Voters wonder if Wynne is prepared to act in a unilateral way, would Justin Trudeau act in a similar manner, said Katrina Miller of the Keep Hydro Public coalition.“She’s moving forward on an ill-fated, precedent-setting, sell-off that seems to be a fire sale, with no desire to listen to what anyone else is saying,” said Miller. “If she’s willing to do that, they question whether or not Justin Trudeau may be headed in the same direction.”Whitby Councillor Chris Leahey said federal and provincial Liberals will “absolutely” pay a price at the polls for Wynne’s decision to plow ahead with the sale despite surveys showing over 80 per cent of Ontarians oppose the privatization.The Liberals didn’t tell voters in the 2014 Ontario election that their plans for asset sales meant privatizing Hydro One, despite Wynne’s claim that she has a mandate to sell the utility, added Leahey.“Selling Hydro One was not part of their election plan, so where is the consultation,” he asked. “People are worried their hydro rates will go up.”Bradley said voters would have “to be Sherlock Holmes” to have figured out the Liberals were talking about selling Hydro One when their 2014 campaign platform spoke about “optimizing the value of provincial assets.”Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli insisted the Liberals did campaign on the sale of Hydro One and said details were in last year’s budget, but it was introduced more than a month after the June 2014 election.“We talked about repurposing our assets without being specific,” admitted Chiarelli. “The budget was very specific.”The Liberals hope to raise $9 billion from selling 60 per cent of Hydro One, and promise to use $5 billion to pay down hydro debt and the remaining $4 million to help fund public transit and infrastructure projects across the province.“This is a bad idea and everyone knows it, it seems, except for them,” said Miller.Follow @CPnewsboy on Twitter read more

  • IMPACT warns Bord na Mona merger would give Coillte a weak voice

    first_imgCONCERNS OVER A planned merger of Coillte and Bord na Mona have been raised by IMPACT.The trade union said today that the merger “would leave the state forestry company as a small and relatively weak voice within a much larger company focused heavily on energy production”.It was announced in June of this year that a planned sale of Coillte’s harvesting rights had been called off by the government.The sale had been proposed in a 2011 review of the sale of State assets. According to the report, Coillte had net assets worth €1.2 billion, but the report has since been criticised.In June, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said that the government would instead consider a potential merger of Coillte and Bord na Móna, in order to create a single State body.Although in June IMPACT welcomed the above news, saying that the decision to retain harvesting rights was a “sensible response to the evidence that a sale would actually cost taxpayers’ money”, their stance has changed somewhat.Company prioritiesIn contrast to their statement during the summer, today IMPACT said that it fears that there could be a “rebalancing of company priorities” following a merger.It warned that this “would likely divert wood to energy usage rather than maintaining its most economically-advantageous use”.It continued:This would seriously weaken Coillte’s economic base with consequences for its ability to sustain its social and environmental functions, including access to state forests for recreation and tourism.IMPACT published a paper called Coillte: The way forward, today, in which IMPACT’s Coillte Branch says that, following a merger, “pressure will immediately fall on Coillte to provide wood biomass for Bord na Mona’s electricity generation operation”.Bord na Mona is required by regulation to guarantee that biomass products make up 30 per cent or 300,000 tonnes of its fuel by 2015.But IMPACT said it would be “impossible to meet [this] demand for biomass” without compromising over 100 jobs in two Coillte panel board processing plants in Clonmel and Waterford.It also pointed out that thinnings from Coillte forests support many jobs in the private wood products sector and fulfil an increasing demand for firewood.The union therefore fears that a merged company “would divert substantial amounts of higher-grade timber to energy generation, with significant adverse effects on Coillte’s forestry, environmental and social operations”.IMPACT national secretary Matt Staunton said: “If Coillte activity is rebalanced in this way, the economic return from the public forest will be weakened.”Last year Coillte made an operating profit of €35 million and returned a €2 million dividend to the state.The Coillte annual report for 2012 will be discussed by the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee today.Read: Cabinet abandons plan to sell off felling rights for public forests>last_img read more

  • Dario Benedetto relieved to score again after long injury layoff

    first_imgBoca Juniors striker Dario Benedetto admitted his relief after scoring his first goal since November 2017 following a long spell on the sidelines with a knee injuryThe Argentina international struck twice in the final 10 minutes to hand Boca a 2-0 win over Brazilian side Palmeiras in the Copa Libertadores semi-final first leg.After rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee before suffering further problems with his Achilles tendinitis and hamstring, Benedetto was naturally thrilled afterwards.“It was hard for me to score again. It wasn’t going right for me. I am happy to return in a moment as important as a semi-final,” said Benedetto on Fox Sports.“I’ve been working after many setbacks – I still have tendinitis, the strain. Those blows can crush you, but then this can also happen.“I liked the second goal a lot because of the touch, but I prefer the first. It was a relief for me to score again after so long, more so in a semi-final.”Boca coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who brought Benedetto on the 77th minute for Ramon Abila from the bench, praised the 28-year-old’s efforts.River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“He’s back from injury. He had a muscle injury in his recovery and started from zero,” said Barros Schelotto.“An injury delayed everything, but he made his mark on the pitch. He deserves all the credit. He’s a star.”Boca will now meet Palmeiras for the second leg in Brazil in two weeks time.🎥 ¡El frentazo de @PipaBenedetto para abrir el marcador en la Bombonera! pic.twitter.com/YTExAnAHsj— Boca Jrs. Oficial 🏆🏆 (@BocaJrsOficial) October 25, 2018last_img read more