Thinking of posting your latest film or video content to Instagram? Follow these rules to get the most return for your efforts.Cover image by rzoze19.As of 2018, there are now over 25 million business profiles on Instagram, all competing for the attention of over 80 million personal users. As Facebook faces privacy concerns and Twitter becomes more polarized, Instagram has become one of the most powerful social media platforms for people and brands alike to share meaningful content.For brand content creators, video professionals, and those just looking to share awesome personal Instagram video content, we offer these seven rules to create sleek, likable videos on Instagram.1. Newsfeed vs. StoriesImage by Mary_ART_S.First off, in the post-Snapchat era, there are now two types of content on Instagram. The first is the newsfeed, which is the traditional algorithm-based up-and-down scroll similar to other newsfeeds like Facebook and Twitter. The other is “stories,” the new click-through-style that presents friends’ stories in up to 15-second bursts that last for 24 hours.If you aren’t familiar with the latter, take some time to get acquainted, as the two are vastly different types of content, each with its own rules and styles.2. The Instagram BoxImage by travellight.When working with video in the newsfeed mode, you’ll notice the famous Instagram box. While Instagram is no longer strict about it, the app still favors its iconic 1×1 ratio layout and encourages its users and brands to at least be aware of its roots.When creating newsfeed video, you certainly don’t have to stick to 1×1 when shooting, editing, and uploading. You can shoot landscape or vertical, depending on your output. Here are the stats for maximum and minimum ratios and resolutions:Maximum aspect ratio: landscape (1.91:1), square (1:1), vertical (4:5).Minimum resolution: 600 x 315 pixels (1.91:1 landscape) / 600 x 600 pixels (1:1 square) / 600 x 750 pixels (4:5 vertical). 3. 60-Second MaxImage by Yulia Grigoryeva.According to The Verge, Instagram is considering adding long-form video options to its app, but until then, they’ve been gracious enough to expand their newsfeed videos up to 60-seconds. While this may seem frustrating, it does keep the content short, sharp, and fresh. So, create content that excites from the get-go and doesn’t bottom out.4. ThumbnailsImage by Bogdan Sonjachnyj.Perhaps the most important element of any good Instagram video is a good thumbnail. Videos will live on on your Instagram page in the same boxes as photos, so your video thumbnail will be all that users see (at first) from then on. Even when scrolling, the thumbnail gives your viewer a first taste of the content. When uploading, Instagram allows you to scrub through and choose your thumbnail, so put your video in its best light!5. Auto-Play ReadyImage by Foxy burrow.Also of note, Instagram, like Facebook, plays videos automatically when users scroll across them. However, they all automatically play on mute. This means a couple of things for creators and producers: one, you have to have strong visual information at the very beginning (so no long fade-ins); and two, text becomes your friend for things like exposition or subtitles.6. Mind the LoopImage by Bon Appetit.One cool thing about Instagram that other social media platforms have yet to adopt is the Instagram-loop. At the end of your content, Instagram doesn’t close your video, it just starts it over — similar to the now-defunct Vine app. This becomes especially fun when you have very short, bite-sized content, where you can play off the short motion. It also means you need to be mindful of your beginning and ending sequences so that they don’t transition awkwardly.7. Exporting from Premiere ProImage by Joan B.Exporting edited footage into Instagram used to be a chore, but as the app has embraced video and brand content, the process has become easier. Here are the latest specs to keep in mind when working on your edit:Supported video codecs: H.264 and VP8.Supported audio codecs: AAC, Vorbis.Maximum file size: 4GB.Maximum frame rate: 30fps.Bitrate: no limit when using two pass encoding with files under 1GB. 8 megabits per second for 1080p, 4 megabits per second for 720p.For PremiumBeat’s full exporting-and-uploading workflow, check out our comprehensive breakdown. And for more Instagram filmmaking tips and tricks, check out these resources:Create and Animate the UI of Instagram with Adobe After Effects8 Cinematographers to Follow on InstagramHOW TO MAKE CINEMATIC INSTAGRAM STORIES – PREMIERE PROInstagram Filters for FCPX, Premiere Pro and After EffectsHow to Edit and Encode Videos for Instagram
Congress president Rahul Gandhi kicked off his party’s Meghalaya campaign with a two-day trip to the State on Tuesday.“Huge crowds, excitement and energy here in Meghlaya where we launched our campaign today [Tuesday] for the Assembly polls. My family and I have had a special bond with the people of the northeast and I enjoy renewing and strengthening it with every visit,” tweeted Mr. Gandhi.On Day One, he addressed a meeting of Congress workers at Jowai, about 70 km from Shillong, and later attended a music festival in there to mark the completion of five years by the Congress government.Chief Minister Mukul Sangma is the only Chief Minister in the recent past who has completed a full five-year term, as the hill State had a history of leadership change and defections in quick succession before him. But the Congress faces stiff anti-incumbency and an aggressive BJP and its ally National People’s Party in these elections.On Saturday, the Congress released 57 names for the 60 member assembly.
After more than a decade with Microsoft, Shama Joshi had had enough . . . bad Indian food.Joshi, a computer scientist by training, dropped out of the tech industry in 2016 to open her own food truck, Roll OK Please. The change of careers met her desire to own her own business, and fill what she sees as the dearth of good Indian food in Seattle. Related Items
Gun-rights groups perceive President Barack Obama as a threat to unfettered access to firearms. They once had qualms about Mitt Romney, too. But times and circumstances have changed for Romney, the GOP presidential nominee now in tune with the National Rifle Association and similar organizations, whose members are motivated voters.In the tight White House race, every bit of support helps, especially in the most closely contested states and particularly from groups that claim millions of members nationwide.Romney’s prior embrace of weapon-control proposals had put him crossways with the NRA and others. These days, Romney is on their good side by opposing renewal of a federal ban on semiautomatic weapons, additional regulations on gun shows and suggested federal gun registration requirements.The NRA and some less prominent organizations are spending big money on mailings, radio ads, TV commercials and booths at game fairs to promote the former Massachusetts governor and portray Obama as hostile to gun rights.Gun groups are an important part of an outdoor enthusiast network that neither side is willing to concede.There are “Sportsmen for Romney” and “Sportsmen for Obama,” all playing to the largely male hook-and-bullet crowd that is protective of recreational passions. Neither candidate is considered an avid outdoorsman, though each has made mention of fishing rods or been photographed casting a line.Romney and his allies underscore his hands-off stance when it comes to guns, and say he would move to open more public land to hunting. They also promote the bona fides of running mate Paul Ryan, who has a permit for just about every season in Wisconsin, his home state.Last month, Ryan reminded a gathering of sportsmen in Ohio of the hours he has logged in duck blinds, deer stands, pheasant fields and fishing boats. Then came his critique of Obama: “I wonder, I shudder as a gun owner, seeing his record when he was in the Illinois state Senate, what would he do if he never has to face the voters ever again?”It’s the type of message that resonates with voters such as Stan Glover of Bowerston, Ohio. Glover said Romney’s past stands gave him pause, but he’s more nervous about Obama.”The uncertainty of politics in Washington, as regards hunters/gun owner rights, has caused undue fear amongst folks that enjoy the shooting sports,” said Glover, a manufacturing plant sales director who plans to vote for Romney.The Obama campaign emphasizes steps by his administration to promote habitat conservation, set aside land and preserve access to land used for recreation. Supporters point to Obama’s “American Great Outdoors Initiative” to coordinate conservation and natural resource efforts in all 50 states, whether it’s restoring wetlands in Iowa’s duck-rich Prairie Pothole Region or filtering phosphorous harmful to fish and fowl in Grand Lake St. Marys in Ohio.For Obama, minimizing Romney’s apparent advantage among voters who place a premium on outdoors issues is the name of the game.In Iowa and other states, that task falls to people such as Dick Dearden. He’s a Democratic state senator and leader of a group of pro-Obama outdoors enthusiasts working to combat negative portrayals of the incumbent among the shotgun crowd.”The president is not a threat to people who hunt and fish. He’s an asset,” Dearden said. “I’m a member of the NRA and they are beginning to more and more embarrass me. I’m a Second Amendment person, but I have not seen anything this president has done for the last four years that has hurt anyone’s Second Amendment rights.”Obama’s campaign highlights a law he signed in his first year as president that allows people with weapons permits to bring loaded guns into national parks and wildlife refuges. The change drew rebukes from gun-control advocates.But groups working to defeat Obama sound alarms about his support of reinstating an assault weapons ban if one made it through Congress. They also are stoking fears that the president would use a second term to appoint federal judges with restrictive views toward gun ownership. The Supreme Court has been closely divided in recent gun cases, and the balance could shift if Obama had the chance to pick any new justices.Romney told the leader of the NRA’s lobbying arm in a question-and-answer piece published last month that he would appoint “wise, experienced and restrained judges” and fill his Cabinet with “people who agree that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual right.”His own views have shifted from when he ran for the Senate and was governor in Massachusetts. In his failed 1994 Senate campaign he backed a waiting period on gun sales and an assault weapons ban that he said were “not going to make me the hero of the NRA.” As governor, he signed a state-level assault weapons ban that he argued was part of a brokered deal between the sides in the gun debate.In the NRA interview published in September, Romney unequivocally opposed new gun restrictions, including one on semiautomatic weapons. The group endorsed him in Virginia in early October and has since reserved more than $1.3 million in TV ad time in in Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, acknowledged some hesitancy about Romney but said gun-rights activists were mollified by his selection of Ryan as a running mate.advertisementadvertisement
Premier League top scorer Mohamed Salah had a rare quiet day but it didn’t stop Liverpool powering to a 5-1 win at Brighton on Saturday for its biggest victory this season.Roberto Firmino scored twice while Philippe Coutinho added another goal and set up three as Brighton failed to deal with Liverpool’s ability on the counterattack at the Amex Stadium.Seventy-nine seconds after Emre Can powered in a header from Coutinho’s corner in the 30th minute, Firmino launched a counterattack with a flick to Salah and finished the move by tapping in Coutinho’s cross to the far post.Bobby’s celebrations – a gift that keeps on giving! ??? pic.twitter.com/pQ65SXNfY8- Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 2, 2017Salah has been one of the surprises of the season with a league-high 12 goals in his first year with Liverpool, but he couldn’t score for the fifth league match in succession.Instead, he had to settle for setting up a goal, the Egypt winger laying off a pass for Firmino to convert at the end of another break sparked by a save by Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.Brighton pulled a goal back via a penalty from Glenn Murray but struggled to break down a depleted Liverpool defense, which contained both Can and Georginio Wijnaldum at center back in a five-man back line.Coutinho rolled a cheeky free kick under the defensive wall and into the net for 4-1 in the 87th, before sending in the shot that Brighton defender Lewis Dunk deflected into his own net to complete the rout.advertisementKlopp: “I love goals like the free-kick. Credit to the analysts, they see things like this in the video then you have to have the technique to use it.” pic.twitter.com/K6ZnFWf4D2- Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 2, 2017Liverpool have scored 15 goals in its last four away games in all competitions and is unbeaten in the league since its 4-1 loss at Tottenham on Oct. 22.The Reds didn’t even need Senegal winger Sadio Mane, who was rested.EVERTON 2 – 0 HUDDERSFIELDSam Allardyce started his tenure as Everton manager by guiding his new team to a 2-0 win over Huddersfield, thanks to goals by Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin on Saturday.??? | “Allardyce saw his new side graft in the opening half before moving through the gears to secure a second win – and clean sheet – in the space of four days.”Match Report ?? https://t.co/FMcibc4yRa pic.twitter.com/cTO9HIppNd- Everton (@Everton) December 2, 2017Hired on Thursday, Allardyce will not have been impressed by Everton’s poor first-half display but Sigurdsson struck in the 47th minute from Calvert-Lewin’s flick.The young striker then scored himself in the 73rd after running onto Wayne Rooney’s through-ball.Everton, which beat West Ham 4-0 on Wednesday, has back-to-back league wins for the first time this season to lift morale in time for next week’s Merseyside derby at Anfield.Allardyce said he was delighted at Everton’s defensive solidity, given the team’s back line has struggled so much this season under predecessor Ronald Koeman and the interim manager David Unsworth.Huddersfield has failed to score away from home since the opening day of the season and slumped to a fourth straight league defeat for the first time in 17 years.?? | Sam Allardyce’s first post-match interview as #EFC boss. #EFCmatchday pic.twitter.com/uPUTDT7K84- Everton (@Everton) December 2, 2017
TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James scored 35 points, Kevin Love had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Toronto Raptors 115-94 on Friday night and take a 3-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.DeMar DeRozan scored 37 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 19 for the Raptors, who were without three-time All-Star Kyle Lowry. They trailed by only two after three quarters before the Cavaliers quickly blew open the game.Game 4 is Sunday in Toronto.The Cavaliers are the first team since the Minneapolis Lakers in 1949 and 1950 to win their first seven playoff games in consecutive seasons.Cleveland won 10 straight to begin the playoffs last year. That streak ended when Toronto beat the Cavs in Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, but the Raptors couldn’t duplicate the feat this time around.SPURS 103, ROCKETS 92HOUSTON (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points apiece to help San Antonio, now without Tony Parker, beat Houston to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.Aldridge had managed just 19 points combined in the first two games, but stepped up in the wake of Parker’s season-ending leg injury, scoring nine points in the fourth quarter to help the Spurs pull away.Game 4 is Sunday night in Houston.James Harden led the Rockets with 43 points after scoring just 13 in Game 2. But he had just five assists and complained about the officiating all night.The Spurs were playing in the postseason without Parker for the first time since 2001, ending an NBA record of 221 straight playoff appearances for the Frenchman. The 34-year-old was injured in the fourth quarter of Game 2.TweetPinShare0 Shares
The Indian pacers have been doing a fantastic job for Virat Kohli’s India but it has been India’s batting, that has led them down in the last few Test matches.But, at Trent Bridge, it was a different story altogether. The batsmen got the runs on the board and the bowlers delivered yet again as India made a comeback in the five-match Test series, which now stands at 2-1 in favour of England.Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya and the returning Jasprit Bumrah used the seaming conditions to their advantage and ran through an out-of-form English batting order.As India posted 329 in their first innings of the third Test — their first after 10 innings — the Indian bowlers bowled out the home side for a paltry 161. While the likes of Ishant, Shami and Bumrah troubled the batsmen regularly, it was Pandya, who ran through the England middle and lower order and picked up five wickets within five overs to help India get a 168-run lead.Also read – Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant selection was a masterstroke, says VengsarkarIndia’s batsmen, led by Kohli again, posted 352/7 in their second innings and asked England to chase down a record 521 at Trent Bridge to take the series. But, that didn’t happen. Barring a session of resistance from Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, the English batsmen failed to show any fight and fell like nine pins. And this time, the tormentor in chief was Bumrah, who bagged his second five-wicket haul in Tests to bowl England out for 317 and help India earn a morale boosting 203-run win.The Indian pacers picked up 19 wickets among themselves in the third Test and bowled majority of the overs with Ravichandran Ashwin getting to bowl only 23.5 overs from the total of 143.1 overs bowled.Also read – Murali Vijay dropped, Prithvi Shaw in India squad for final 2 Tests vs Englandadvertisement Indian pacers bowled over 120 overs in the third Test against England (AP Photo)And a former India captain was very happy with the performance of the fast bowlers. Speaking to AajTak, Sunil Gavaskar said that the Indian bowlers have instilled fear in the England batsmen and are giving their counterpart a taste of their own medicine.Also read – India complete historic Test triumph in England: Recapping all seven victories”Before we saw that the foreign pacers bowl bouncers and our lower-order batsmen would get out easily to them but the way India’s pacers have bowled… we have seen there was fear in the eyes of the England batsmen.When Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings came out to bat in the second innings, they were clueless and they will be out soon. And that is exactly what happened. Ishant Sharma sent them back to the dressing room. When Stuart Broad, Jimmy Anderson came out to bat and even Chris Woakes, who was out in both the innings to a bouncer, it was looking like the Indian bowlers were giving them a taste of their own medicine,” Gavaskar said.Also read – Virat Kohli breaks Sourav Ganguly’s record as Test captainGavaskar also asked for a change of mentality from Indians regarding to what overseas players have to say about the Indians. He also said that he is waiting for the experts to come up with their assessment after the humongous win in Nottingham.”We have a problem that we depend on the comments of foreign players a lot. Like if they have not praised, then our players are not good and if someone says that Ajinkya Rahane and Jasprit Bumrah are great players, then only we will agree that they are so because the overseas players are giving their judgments.Also read – Virat Kohli dedicates historic Test triumph to Kerala flood victimsThis complex should go away first. Our team is really good. Like I said, if India had played a match or two between the last ODI and the first Test, we could have won the second Test only. Yes! The conditions in the second Test were not great for batting and batsmen of both the teams struggled but after this win, we have to say what the people, who criticised the Indian team are saying,” said Gavaskar.He also said that he will be really happy if Kohli breaks his record of most runs in a bilateral Test series and India win the next two games and take the series.”Records are meant to be broken. If Virat makes the 335 runs and India win the series 3-2, as an Indian, I’ll be very happy,” said Gavaskar.advertisementKohli currently has 440 runs and will have four more innings to topple the 47-year-old record. He needs 335 more runs to topple Gavaskar’s tally of 774 runs in four matches against West Indies in 1970-71.The next Test starts from August 30 at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.
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Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Forget the Paris implosion – France are building a force to be feared | Ben Ryan Share on LinkedIn Six Nations Reuse this content Te’o, who had been earmarked for a role in Dublin, will have to be patient, with Manu Tuilagi having made an instant impact on his starting return to England’s midfield. With competition for places intensifying, the more experienced Cole and the set-piece specialist Moon have been preferred to Williams and Genge for the encounter with France.England are determined not to be bullied by a huge French pack and believe they can make more of an impact with their set-pieces than they did against Ireland. “We’re not afraid of the confrontation that’s going to come at scrum-time,” said the hooker Jamie George. “We’re relishing that opportunity.”“We were pretty good in Dublin but we know we can take it to a different place in terms of the way we scrum. I’ve played France a few times and they’re always a big, well-drilled pack. Weight is an advantage but there are ways around it. We want to take France to a place where it’s going be tough.”George believes England are responding well to their new defence coach, John Mitchell, for whom this week has already been a memorable one. His son Daryl made his international cricket debut for New Zealand, taking the final wicket in their T20 victory over Indiaon Wednesday.But the former All Blacks coach’s paternal pride – “Just seeing the helmet on his head with the fern on it … it has been seven years of work for the young fella” – will not distract Mitchell from his day job. “France are different opposition with different threats and they may arrive with surprise threats as well,” he said. “We’ve got to make sure we’re ready for that. If we get seduced into their type of game they will thrive. We have to be very disciplined, patient and resilient. We mustn’t get bored.”Mitchell sounds more than open to the idea of remaining beyond the World Cup, describing it as “a nice thing to think about”, and the camp is as upbeat as it has been in a while.“When I went on [against Ireland] you could just hear from the boys around you that we weren’t going to lose,” Hughes said. “The boys were all up for it. When Henry Slade scored that try in the corner, we all came in and said: ‘Boys are we enjoying this?’ Everyone said: ‘Yes we are. Let’s step it up another level’.”Slade also believes England’s display in Dublin owed something to some old-school team bonding during a night out in London. “We had a room, played some darts, enjoyed a couple of drinks and had a real good time,” the centre said.“We do a very similar thing at Exeter at the start of pre-season and it’s a great way to get to know each other. You feel closer to the bloke next to you, because you’ve shared experiences off the field. It’s not purely business and work, you’re playing with your mates.” England rugby union team Topics Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Rugby union Share via Email Share on Twitter Share on Facebook England have kept France guessing by naming Joe Cokanasiga, Brad Shields, Dan Cole and Ben Moon in a 25-man squad for Sunday’s Six Nations game at Twickenham. The quartet replace Mike Brown, Harry Williams, Ellis Genge and the injured Maro Itoje, with the fit-again centre Ben Te’o also surplus to requirements.The recalled Cole and Moon look set to be involved in England’s front-row plans, with Cokanasiga and Shields potentially vying with Chris Ashton and Nathan Hughes for spots in Eddie Jones’s matchday squad. Cokanasiga’s knee was heavily strapped in training at Bagshot, while Shields is only just back from a side strain that ruled him out of contention against Ireland. Six Nations 2019 Read more Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp
Cabinet has given approval for US$1.3 million from the airport improvement fees collected at the island’s two major international airports to be used to acquire additional automated border-control kiosks.The airports are Norman Manley International in Kingston and Sangster International in Montego Bay, St. James.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, made the disclosure at the post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on July 11.Senator Reid said the money will also be used to upgrade existing kiosks for use by the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA).The automated kiosks, which have been installed at the island’s two major international airports, have significantly reduced the processing of airline passengers.The kiosk project involves partnership with PICA, through the Ministry of National Security, to reduce congestion at Immigration and Customs during peak periods.
zoom Mingde Heavy Industry, on Oct. 21st, carried out the launching ceremony for Singapore-based Nova Shipping & Logistics’ second wood chip carrier, the XINHUI EXPRESS (Yard No. MD146).The vessel features 51,800 tons of Gross tonnage and a DWT of 69,300 tons. Compared with other similar bulk ships, the ‘XINHUI EXPRESS’ possesses the characteristics of large capacity, high efficiency, environmental friendliness and energy saving.Main dimension: Total length 199.80m; moulded breadth 32.20m; moulded depth 16.30m; design draft 11.00m; scantling draft 11.90m; service speed 16.3kn.The American Bureau of Shipping is in charge of classing the ship.Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for the second quarter of 2014. Mingde Heavy Industry, October 23, 2013 My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 Print Close
As global economic conditions and tourism trends shift, Nova Scotia’s 2010 tourism plan is responding by adapting to changes in the marketplace and consumer habits. The province presented its 2010 strategy today, Nov. 30, at the 2009 Tourism Summit – The Evolution of Tourism, in Halifax. “Despite many challenges in a global environment, Nova Scotia performed relatively well in 2009, compared with many other destinations,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “As the economic and tourism challenges continue in 2010, we will work with our industry partners to take advantage of immediate opportunities while remaining focused on the core strategy of enhancing our competitiveness as a visitor destination.” Plans for 2010 include devoting significant attention to the Canadian market — the largest source of visitors to Nova Scotia — which has proven to be resilient in difficult economic times. The province will target this market more aggressively with retail-oriented advertising to meet the changing travel and buying habits of visitors. With an eye on long-term growth, activity will continue in key international markets, primarily New England and the mid-Atlantic states, and the United Kingdom. These efforts will be in partnership with organizations such as the Canadian Tourism Commission, Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership and Nova Scotia Air Gateway committee. The province’s 2010 advertising campaign will build on the success of the “Heroes” theme developed in 2009, with new people and experiences. The campaign uses Nova Scotians to tell the stories of the province’s unique and compelling experiences. The province will once again use, television, print and online mediums to tell its story and promote the Nova Scotia brand. As the online world continues to rapidly evolve, so does Nova Scotia’s online marketing efforts. In the coming year, novascotia.com will relaunch with more focus on core experiences, engaging video, relevant user-generated content, and compelling packages and deals to lure visitors. The province will also continue to build on its online presence through social media. In collaboration with industry, the department plans to devote resources towards developing authentic, sustainable, consumer driven experiences through various initiatives. This includes the creation of Events Nova Scotia with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and implemented by Trade Centre Ltd., which was announced on Friday, Nov. 27. The initiative will work to attract major events that will bring visitors and revenues to all regions of the province. The department will work to enhance industry participation with a new website and e-newsletter, and work with key industry partners to solicit more structured input into tourism marketing and a refreshed long-term strategy. The complete 2010 tourism plan is available on the department’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/tch/tourism .
Singapore: The Indian government is expected to raise debt from interest-soft international markets, moving out of the high-interest rate domestic market. “Now, for the first time, the government is noting the very, very soft interest rates in overseas markets. So, why would we not do that (borrow from overseas),” Dinesh Kanabar, Chief Executive of the Mumbai-based Dhruva Advisors LLP, said on Tuesday. Until now, all the government debt has been rupee funded with interest rates of 6-6.25 per cent, he pointed out at a seminar on the Indian Budget 2019-20. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepHe noted that the government’s confidence in borrowing from overseas will be supported by stable exchange rate and increasing exports. Kanabar said some international markets offer interest rates as low as one per cent, which could reduce the government’s interest cost significantly. Kanabar also noted a change in Indian-origin fund managers’ decisions to relocate to India to support the massive investment requirements in the country. The government had wished to bring back talented fund managers, mostly of Indian origin, saying it would not be taxing their overseas funds. But the latest budget has created a setback with proposal to raise tax to 42.7 per cent on earnings of over Rs 5 crore from previous 35 per cent. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs”Fund managers overseas, who were actively considering relocating to India, are now reconsidering their move. This is because India has raised tax on their earnings of over Rs 5 crore and above from 35 per cent to 42.7 per cent. This is significantly higher than what the fund managers are paying in places likes Singapore,” Kanabar said at a seminar on India Budget 2019-20. In Singapore, the fund managers are taxed at 17 per cent. Among other developments in the Budget, he noted that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed to set up mega manufacturing zones which would fit into American companies’ plans to relocate their bases out of China in the face of US-China trade war. “This scheme in on the anvil and is absolutely welcomed,” said Kanabar, noting that the American manufacturers preferred India for relocating out of China. Kanabar also highlighted the potential of International Financial Centre (IFC) in Mumbai, pointing to the work being carried out by a committee appointed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. “The government is considering, and we hope it (decision) would be soon,” said Kanabar, likening the IFC to Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT CITY) where 10-year tax rate is zero. The Mumbai IFC is expected to come up as soon as GIFT City is in full operations, especially with zero tax rate for 10 years for companies.
OTTAWA — Despite publicly confirming that Russia interfered in the last federal election and warning that it will doubtless try again in next year’s vote, the Trudeau government won’t provide any details about the alleged meddling.It is refusing to respond to a written question from Alberta Conservative MP Blaine Calkins, who had pointed out that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in September that there was not “much direct interference” by Russia in the 2015 federal election.He asked in what specific ways Russia did interfere, then.In a response from the prime minister’s parliamentary secretary, the government says the answer to Calkins’ question has been withheld under section 15 of the Access to Information Act “for reasons of international affairs.”That section exempts the government from disclosing information that could be injurious to the conduct of international affairs, the defence of Canada or its allies or the detection, prevention or suppression of subversive or hostile activities.Trudeau’s comment is not the only time the government has suggested Russia has already interfered in Canadian elections.Last March, Canada expelled four Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain.At the time, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland issued a statement saying: “The four have been identified as intelligence officers or individuals who have used their diplomatic status to undermine Canada’s security or interfere in our democracy.” She refused to elaborate.Just this week, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan warned that Canadian voters will be targeted by online cyberattacks and fake news during next fall’s federal election as Russia steps up its efforts to undermine Western democracies.“We have taken this into account very seriously in our defence policy,” Harjit Sajjan said in an interview with The Canadian Press. “We need to further educate our citizens about the impact of fake news. No one wants to be duped by anybody.”Given all that, Calkins said he finds it “kind of puzzling” that the government refuses to disclose any details about what Russia has already been up to.“Canadians do have a right to know if there is Russian interference in our democratic process,” he said in an interview Thursday, adding that it’s hard for voters to know what to watch out for in future if they don’t know what’s happened in the past.“It’s very unfortunate that this information is being kept from the Canadian public.”Calkins pointed out that the United States has been far more open about Russian meddling in its 2016 presidential election.American intelligence officials have issued detailed reports on efforts by Russian operatives to hurt Hillary Clinton’s campaign and bolster Donald Trump’s chances, including hacking into Democratic campaign emails and creating hundreds of phoney social-media accounts to disseminate fake news and undermine public trust in the electoral process.Joan Bryden , The Canadian Press
RODDICKTON, N.L. — A Newfoundland mayor says dozens of stranded seals are causing increasing havoc in her small town, and federal fisheries officials need to step in.Roddickton Mayor Sheila Fitzgerald says the animals have been blocking roads, driveways and doors and residents are unable to move them because it is illegal to touch marine mammals.She says two seals were struck by cars Tuesday.Fitzgerald says the group of about 40 seals are becoming hungry, tired and are crying out.Town council is formally requesting that the Fisheries Department return the animals to the ocean at the edge of the frozen inlet that has trapped the animals in the area.Fitzgerald said a few seals are usually spotted near town every year but she’s never seen such a large group, and the animals’ condition is disturbing for residents whose hands are tied if they want to help.The Fisheries Department issued a statement earlier this week saying the situation was being monitored and reminding people not to touch the animals, and said an updated statement would likely be coming on Wednesday.The province’s seal harvest is highly regulated, requiring a licence and specific tools for humanely harvesting the animals.The Canadian Press
Here is a list of all the candidates running in 2018.Trevor Bolin (incumbent)Bruce Christensen (incumbent)Larry Evans (incumbent)Chuck FowlerBecky GrimsrudLilia Hansen (incumbent)Gabor HarisJim HarrisJustin JonesGord Klassen (incumbent)Byron Stewart (incumbent)Tony ZabinskyGet out and vote. You can vote October 10, 17 and 20. The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on those days at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort St. John.Click here to see if your eligible to vote. The 2018 Municipal Election will be held in Fort St. John on October 20 with advance voting opportunities on October 10 and 17. Get out and vote and help pick the next Fort St. John City Council.There are 12 candidates running for six seats on Council. Over the next two weeks, we will share more about each candidate on Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca. We gave each candidate two minutes to tell us why you should vote for them. We will post a video daily in alphabetical order by last name.Our next candidate is Gabor Haris.
Rabat – Idriss Azami Al Idrissi, president of the Justice and Development Party’s (PJD) House of Representatives team, has said that the Secretary General of the party, Abdelilah Benkirane, did not leave the political scene, adding that nobody can stop his political career.While he was being invited to Moroccan channel Medi 1’s “One Hour for Persuasion” tv show on Saturday, the mayor of Fez, Azami said “Our country needs men like Professor Abdelilah Benkirane, who has strength to stand up for rights and stand out against anyone who aims to disrupt reform.”Azami went on to warn of missing “charismatic” politicians in Morocco, adding that the silence of Abdelilah Benkirane, following his dismissal as appointed Head of Government in mid-March, has two interpretations; “First, silence reflects the difficult situation that the PJD is experiencing.” “We were on a particular path, then we turned down another track,” he said. “Second, the silencing of officials does not withdraw them from the political arena… it was done to facilitate the process of forming the government and its official appointment.”After a three-month of disappearance, Benkirane, who was the former Head of Government for five years, has broken his silence, saying that “the PJD lost the battle, but will continue to combat “tyranny and corruption” despite recent losses.”“We will stay together until the end,” said the PJD leader Thursday in Rabat while paying respects to the tomb of his late colleague in the Democratic Popular Constitutional Movement, Abdelkrim al-Khatib.The PJD won the legislative elections on October 7th, 2016, securing 125 seats in the parliament. After a six-month post-election deadlock, however, King Mohammed VI decided to dismiss Abdelilah Benkirane and replace him with PJD colleague Saad Eddine Othmani in March.
25 July 2007A senior United Nations official today stressed that the world body is doing its utmost to get to the bottom of recent allegations of misconduct against peacekeepers in Côte d’Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), pledging to hold all personnel to the highest standards of behaviour. “We are not turning a blind eye to any activity anywhere,” said Jane Holl Lute, who is Officer-in-Charge of the Department of Field Support, a new department created to work with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).“When investigations are conducted and it is demonstrated that the allegations are founded, we will take action,” she stated at a press conference in New York.The world body has imposed a zero-tolerance policy against sexual abuse and exploitation in response to numerous allegations of misconduct by UN peacekeeping forces around the world. Ms. Lute emphasized that zero tolerance means “zero complacency” and “zero impunity.” Last week, the Moroccan contingent serving with the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) was suspended amid allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse involving the local population. A preliminary report, submitted by the UNOCI Conduct and Discipline Team, had shown “a solid basis for investigation.”The UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) is investigating the matter and its report is expected to be finalized this week. In addition, a joint investigative team will arrive in Abidjan next week to conduct a detailed investigation into all of the allegations raised.Various allegations of serious misconduct have also been levelled recently against UN personnel serving with the world body’s mission in the DRC, known by its French acronym MONUC. The UN has deployed a management audit team to look into the matter and to evaluate management processes to ensure that the Mission is aware of the activities of all its various segments.While the UN is determined to act on the findings of the investigations, she stressed that the world body is “limited” in the action it can take, adding that it relies “on our partners, the troop contributing countries.” She noted that the Government of Morocco has reaffirmed its support for the zero-tolerance policy to the UN and that it remains “committed to working with us, not only through this joint investigation but following through on enforcement action and future steps ahead.”“We cannot do this alone,” she stressed. “We rely deeply on the troop contributing countries and the commitment of their national capitals to make this real and not just a theoretical exercise.”In that regard, she announced that an extraordinary meeting with those countries will be held tomorrow at which she would request the opportunity to visit their capitals to hear their ideas, to make sure that everyone was aware of what the standards were and that commanders were carrying out their responsibilities regarding order and discipline. She stressed that the “vast majority” of peacekeeping personnel conducts themselves with dignity and respect, adding that “when one person misbehaves, it threatens the reputation of us all.” The UN will work with troop contributing countries on that matter, she added. Highlighting initiatives taken by the UN to address misconduct, she mentioned that Member States had recently approved the establishment of a Conduct and Discipline Unit at UN Headquarters in her Department. In addition, a UN anti-prostitution campaign has been developed and is now ready for testing in Timor-Leste, while the General Assembly is considering a victim’s assistance programme, she said.
INSIDE THIS NEWS STORYNo one is winning, everybody is losingPledges now need to be turned into actionHave to send message to the Syrian people that they are not forgottenEarlier in the day, UN Secretary-General António Guterres drew attention the plight of those suffering as a result of the conflict in the war-ravaged country and urged the international community to increase support for both people within Syria as well as for the millions seeking refuge beyond its borders and for the communities hosting them.“The need for humanitarian aid and the protection of Syrian civilians has never been greater [and] the humanitarian appeal for a single crisis has never been higher,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at the opening session of the Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region.“UN agencies and our partners are determined to reach everyone in need, through all possible means,” he emphasized. The pledges made today will support humanitarian relief, protection and resilience-building for people in need. It will also help the war-torn country’s neighbours shoulder the heavy burden from the spill-over effects of the crisis. In its seventh year now, the conflict in Syria is the largest humanitarian challenge in the world – 13.5 million men, women and children inside the country are in need of urgent assistance and there are now more than five million Syrian refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Many more have made dangerous journey to Europe and farther afield. UN-coordinated response plans for Syria and the region require a total of $8 billion for 2017 alone, and the funding will contribute to UN and its partners efforts to reach some 12.8 million people this year. The conference – co-chaired by UN, the European Union (EU), Germany, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar and the United Kingdom – started yesterday with thematic sessions on the humanitarian needs and challenges within the country and on ways to strengthen resilience of refugees and host communities in the context of the crisis. VIDEO: Speaking to reporters in Brussels, UN chief Guterres underscored the importance of the conference.No one is winning, everybody is losing – UN chief GuterresIn his opening remarks, UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted that as the conflict in Syria grinded on, it continued to extract a harrowing toll on civilians. “Nobody is winning this war. Everybody is losing,” he said.Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children remain in siege-like conditions, beyond the reach of humanitarian assistance and “persistent” violations of international humanitarian law remains a reality in the country, added Mr. Guterres, noting: “as yesterday’s reports of use of chemical weapons reminded us again”. Hailing the countries hosting Syrian refugees, the UN chief also underlined the importance of building the resilience of host communities and to provide them with the support they need. “But we also must step up international budget,” he added, noting that funding remains “utterly insufficient”. He also urged developed countries, in particular, not to close borders or reduce resettlement and relocation opportunities and called on the international community to protect the integrity of the international refugee protection regime and emphasized that the world must share responsibility for Syrian refugees more equitably. “This conference must represent a moment of truth, when the international community takes decisive steps to increase its support for the victims of the Syria conflict, and for the neighbouring countries that are providing a safe haven for millions of refugees,” underscored the Secretary-General. A UN convoy drives past destroyed buildings in the old city of Homs, Syria. March 2017. Photo: UNICEF/Ebo As soon as possible, pledges must be turned into action – UN aid chiefWelcoming the pledges received today, Stephen O’Brien, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, said that the international solidarity could not have come sooner. “Today has been a momentous opportunity for much of the world to come together to commit more support and solidarity for Syrians and those affected across the region,” he said. UN and partners have already been providing live-saving and life-sustaining food, water, medical care and shelter across the country. However, lack of humanitarian access, particularly to over 4.7 million people in besieged and hard to reach areas within the country remains a major obstacle for aid delivery.“We have today heard commitments from a wide range of countries to continue to resource principled humanitarian action through regular programmes, across conflict lines, across borders, and via air operations,” added Mr. O’Brien, calling on countries to translate the pledges into actual funds.“We now need, as soon as possible, to see these pledges turned into cash for action.” We must send a message to the Syrian people that they are not forgotten – UN envoyAlso today, Staffan De Mistura, the UN Special Envoy for Syria and the mediator for intra-Syrian talks, who was also at the Brussels Conference, stressed the importance to sustain the momentum on Syria. “Bottom line: we need to send a constant, strong message, not to ourselves but to the Syrian people that they will not become a forgotten war,” he stated.“They need to hear that […] they can still count on us and hope is not given up. And I think this event, this important conference, is in this direction.”
OSU redshirt junior outfielder Alex Bayne swings at a pitch.Credit: Courtesy of OSUIn its 2016 home debut, the Ohio State softball team (18-7) swept Maryland (7-21), kicking off its Big Ten schedule according to script. The Buckeyes outscored the Terrapins 29-9 over the three-game series with the help of seven home runs.Even though Maryland entered the weekend ranked last in the conference, the Buckeyes were careful not to underestimate the Terrapins.“Big Ten schedule games are such a battle,” said OSU coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly. “Every game’s going to have its own identity. There’s never going to be an easy series.”Redshirt junior Alex Bayne and redshirt senior Maddy McIntyre led OSU’s offense, combining for 12 RBIs and four home runs. Bayne had seven RBIs in Friday’s game, going 3-for-3 with two home runs, while McIntyre made a statement with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning on Saturday.The Buckeyes are now in first place in the Big Ten after this weekend’s play, exciting redshirt senior Erika Leonard and the rest of her teammates.“It’s awesome,” she said. “We knew that we had to come out with a statement, and we definitely did some damage.”Schoenly said that being No. 1 doesn’t change anything for her team, but she is still eager to take on the rest of the season with confidence.“To have a weekend sweep is rare because every team can be beaten by any given team,” Schoenly said. “That gets me excited to know that we can dominate a team and take all three games.”Game 1The Buckeyes impressed in their home debut with a 12-2 win in five innings on Friday. Six OSU players contributed hits, but it was the duo of Bayne and McIntyre that propelled the offense over the Terrapins. Bayne, who started in right field, sent two three-run shots over the fence, and the shortstop McIntyre went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles. From the mound, junior Shelby Hursh struck out four and moved her record to 8-3 on the year. OSU took a quick 2-0 lead in the first after Hursh struck out three Terrapins in the top of the inning. Bayne doubled to right center to bring in McIntyre, while sophomore Ashley Goodwin’s sacrifice fly allowed Bayne to score. Goodwin suffered an injury late in the game, which offered up a chance for her teammates to step in and rotate in her position.“It should be interesting to see who can step up and run with the opportunity,” Schoenly said. “That’s an important part of this team.”The Buckeyes then extended their lead to five in the following inning, thanks to the timely hitting of the entire lineup and Maryland junior left-hander Hannah Dewey’s difficulty to retire batters. OSU freshman Bri Betschel had a leadoff slap to left field to the get the offense going once again, and Dewey walked senior catcher Cammi Prantl in a bases-loaded situation. Despite a pitching change, the Terrapins could not stop Leonard from bringing in two more teammates with a single up the middle.Maryland’s defense, however, did make key plays throughout the game to stop OSU from advancing runners. In the second inning, junior pitcher Brenna Nation snagged OSU junior third baseman Anna Kirk’s hit to execute a double play. In the fourth, junior Sarah Calta caught a deep fly to right field to get the third out.Calta’s two-out triple in the third inning gave the Terrapins a run after Kirk had a back-handed snag of sophomore Sky Ellazar’s drive down the left-field line.The Buckeyes’ offense responded with four runs, three of which came off of the first of Bayne’s two home runs. In the same inning, McIntyre racked up her 100th career RBI with a double.Maryland earned one more run on sophomore Destiney Henderson’s single, but Bayne’s second home run drove in Kirk and McIntyre to send the Buckeyes to a 10-run lead.Game 2In front of a packed stadium Saturday, freshman Morgan Ray made her career home debut on the mound and the Buckeyes sealed a close 4-3 win with McIntyre’s walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.“After having the semi-slow start, we let them have momentum. Credit to them for doing that,” Schoenly said.With two runners on base in the top of the first, OSU’s defense caught Ellazar stealing home on a play between McIntyre and Prantl. Ray followed that up by striking out two Terrapins looking.“The first couple innings, she was so solid. I’d like to see her last a little longer, but I think she’s doing a good job of setting the tone for us,” Schoenly said of Ray.In the bottom of the first inning, Bayne continued her streak with her third home run of the weekend, a solo shot to left field. In the second inning, Schmeiser got aboard with a single to center field, but Ray struck out two to leave Maryland scoreless. The third and fourth innings were similar for both teams, thanks to the executions by both defenses. Prantl and McIntyre continued their tandem threat, catching Schmeiser stealing in the top of the fourth, and Maryland right-hander Madison Martin kept the OSU batters off-balance all game with her off-speed pitches.Maryland brought in its first run of the game on a solo shot by senior second baseman Corey Schwartz. A single to center field by Calta moved a runner into scoring position, and Dewey’s single to right field tied the game at two runs. Junior Lena Springer and Hursh followed Ray, who finished her stint with six strikeouts.The Terrapins’ first lead of the weekend came in the top of the seventh inning when Calta tripled off the center field wall with two outs to bring in Ellazar. Yet the Buckeyes responded loudly with McIntyre’s two-run shot — her first homer of the year — to center field to clinch the series win.Game 3Sophomore Shelby McCombs made her first home appearance for the Buckeyes in their final game of the series, a 13-4 win to sweep the Terrapins. The right-hander faced Nation, who struggled through two innings to stop an explosive Buckeye offense. Leonard went 3-for-3 with two home runs, while Prantl went 2-for-2 with a home run of her own.“It’s my senior year, and just being back on this field for one last season is unbelievable,” Leonard said.After Maryland stranded two runners in the top of the first, Leonard sent a shot over the right field fence to bring in McIntyre and Prantl. The first baseman went 1-for-5 over Friday and Saturday, but finished off her weekend strong on Sunday.The Terrapins got on the board with Schwartz’s fly ball to shallow right field in the third, but OSU widened the gap once again in the bottom of the same inning. Prantl’s home run with no outs sent Bayne, who had singled to left field, home and Dewey to the mound to relieve Nation.OSU continued its streak after Dewey walked in a runner, which was followed by a three-run triple by sophomore Taylor White. The center fielder then stole home on a wild throw to second base, and Leonard drove in another run with a double down the right field line. “The thing that really impressed me today was that Cammi, Erika and Taylor had been quiet some of the weekend, but then they stepped up,” Schoenly said.The Terrapins’ offense briefly caught on to McCombs in the fourth inning, adding three runs, which prompted the OSU pitching staff to bring in Ray. McCombs added another win to her record and struck out six batters in her outing.Leonard’s two-run home run in the fifth inning brought the Buckeyes’ Sunday lead nine and solidified the sweep of the Terrapins.Looking aheadThe Buckeyes continue their Big Ten schedule with a three-game trip to Wisconsin next weekend. Friday’s game against the Badgers is slated to begin at 5 p.m.“We’re still just going to take it one day and one game at a time,” Leonard said. “And we’ll see where we go.”
“Our old neighbours in London actually stopped a burglary at our house mid-way through by shouting at the burglar.”It’s probably more about who we would not accept. I wouldn’t want a Premier League footballer with no kids, someone we thought would be a party animal.”And we might try to check on them to see how they got on with their previous neighbours. We wouldn’t want someone who would be renting the house out, then we’d have no control over who was there.”It’s a unique opportunity to set who our neighbours are going to be and it’s a mutual thing as they will get to see us too.” Both properties, which are about 2ft apart, are on the narrow strip of land on Sandbanks and will have views of the beach and Poole Bay on one side and Poole Harbour on the other.Adrian Dunford, from estate agents Tailor Made which is handling the sale, said: “Although it will be for sale for £4m they will have to pass an informal interview. Mr Faull wants to know his neighbours are people he can get on with.”Mr Faull said: “We’re not being too prescriptive, really we’re just looking for someone fairly normal who would like to live a relatively relaxed life in Sandbanks.”It would be nice if they had kids, of any age, and a dog – mainly because I find dog owners are generally fairly unselfish people.”I guess we’re looking for someone as close to us as possible so we have things in common. A self-made entrepreneur rather than having inherited wealth as we’re likely to have more in common.”Those things would be preferable but it’s not necessary. For us it’s important that we get neighbours that will become friends over time, do neighbourly things like take in packages from Amazon. Mr and Mrs Faull want to ensure the couple will get along with their new neighbours and are even prepared to sell the new three-bedroom property, called Sunshine, for less than the asking price if it means selling to the right buyer.Mr Faull, a former ITV executive and founding director of a TV shopping group, said: “Having good neighbours is very important to my wife and me.”We are still good friends with our previous neighbours from Primrose Hill in London over ten years ago and are also very friendly with the neighbours we have in Dorset where we have lived since. A millionaire couple selling a house next to theirs on Sandbanks are holding interviews to find the perfect neighbours.Businessman Ashley Faull is building two seafront homes on a large plot of the exclusive Dorset peninsula – one for him and his wife, Heather, and the other that he intends to sell for £4million.But the 51-year-old has made it a condition of the sale that he will hold an informal interview with the prospective buyers.Mr Faull ruled out selling the house to a “party animal” Premier League footballer and suggested he would even seek references from the new owner’s former neighbours.He said that he and his wife were looking for “fairly normal” new neighbours, who would preferably have an entrepreneurial background and be a dog owner. The smaller house next door will be 45ft x 20ft and have three bedrooms, a study, open plan kitchen/living/dining area, a snug and either a cinema room or a gymnasium. Ashley Faull is a former ITV executive and founding director of a TV shopping groupCredit:Bournemouth Echo/BNPS Mr and Mrs Faull moved to Dorset when he sold his stake in his previous business for £194m in 2006. He then set up a successful jewellery and pawnbroker business.He bought a pair of semi-detached houses on the “pan handle” of Sandbanks for £4m and secured planning permission to demolish them and build one large home a decade ago.The plot sat empty for years until Mr Faull changed his mind and decided to split the land in two and build two four-storey properties side-by-side.The Faulls will have a 45ft x 38ft home that will have four bedrooms, two studies, a large open plan kitchen/living/dining area, a snug, cinema room, gymnasium and garage for two cars. Sandbanks in Dorset is home to many celebrities and retired business ownersCredit:Christopher Jones It’s a unique opportunity to set who our neighbours are going to bebusinessman Ashley Faull “We would rather sell this stunning new house for a bit less money to people we think we will get along with and would refuse to sell it to anyone where we thought the opposite, frankly regardless of the amount offered.”We are insisting on meeting anyone who wants to purchase ‘Sunshine’ so we can have a mutual informal interview over a coffee with them. Sometimes just having money is not enough.”There is no set criteria for the new owners to meet, but the Faulls said they do not intend to sell the property to anyone who will use it for holiday lettings. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.