Use this sleek and modern text animation to make your video intros more dynamic!In the following video tutorial I’ll show you a trick for creating a text reveal in After Effects that’s totally in vogue right now. Whether you’re creating a motion infographic or simply need a clean, yet dynamic title for your video project, this AE write on effect will do the trick.We’ll create this text animation using only tools within After Effects (no third party plugins). Essentially, each letter is revealed through several layers of colors (in the tutorial we used multiple shades of the same color but you can certainly experiment with different color palates).In this After Effects text write-on tutorial we’ll:Create text using AE’s default text toolPrecomp the text layerUse the pen tool to create shapes in the form of the lettersAdd trim paths to shapes to give motionChange the mode to “stencil alpha’ to only show the letters (not the shapes) animating onNow give each of the letters a modern, multicolor write on:Offset the layers for each letterDuplicate the shape layers and make subtle changes to the fill colorThe text effect takes a bit of legwork (drawing each of the shape layers) but when finished it’s a great look – clean and modern.[color-box color=”gray”]Video Transcript:This is Evan Abrams for premiumbeat.com, and today we’re going to take a look at creating a fancy, multicolored, multi-layered write-on effect that takes your write-on effect to the next level when bringing on text and other elements. It’s quite simple to do, it just takes a number of layers. We offset them in time, so let’s get to it.The first thing to do in After Effects is to create a new composition as the size of whatever you’re going to be exporting. We’re using HDTV 1080, 24 frames a second, with a duration of 30 seconds. Now we’re going to be using a lot of pre-comps here, but on this comp we’re going to go ahead and create a new text layer. This will serve to have our text on it. It’s important at this stage to align your text and to kern your text as you’d like it to appear. What we’ll be doing is making use of the character palette over here to alter the size, perhaps up to 300. We’ll alter the spacing, change it from perhaps metric to optical. That looks good for me. For our purposes we’re just going to use the word “text”. I’m going to use the Align panel, window-align. You’re going to pull that up somewhere, and just stick it dead center of the composition.We’ll be using the text here to write it on. The first thing to do is to pre-compose this text element. We go Control-Shift-C to pre-comp it. We’re going to call this “write on”. That way, if we go and put other elements around the write-on, it’s not going to interfere with what we’re doing. We go inside and we have text here. I’m going to rename this to be the stencil. I’m going to duplicate it, and call the duplication of it “guide”. The guide we’re going to change to have a nice, bright red color to it. The stencil we don’t need to look at at this point.What we’ll be doing with the text here is using the pen tool to draw shapes over top of the letters. I’ll just go ahead and begin clicking. As you can see, it creates a shape layer that has a path on it, and then we can do things like key-framing the path and the size and the stroke. What we’re going to do is set the color to be white. We’re putting white over red, and we’re going to toggle off the transparency grid so that we are looking at these colors. We’re going to see very clearly when things are covered, when they are not covered, and so on.We want to try to get this to be as accurate as possible. You don’t want it to be spilling too much over into other shapes, because what we’re doing with this first shape is we just want to cover up the top bar of the T. That looks about good. Then, selecting the same layer, take the pen tool and then draw the next part of that shape. A nice vertical bar like so. Move it over a little bit, and then increase its stroke size to fill that up. We’re going to rename this to be the “T” layer, and we’re going to put it below the stencil layer.Then we are going to go in here and add trim paths. That trim paths will determine how long those lines are. We’ll just key-frame the end at the beginning to be zero percent. Move ahead thirty frames, crank it up to 100 percent. Take both of those key frames, easy ease them. Go into their graph editor here, take the handles, and give it a new shape by pulling the end handle towards the beginning to have an influence of 100 percent so that they come on with a different type of motion, accelerating and then decelerating out of the curve. Basically we have created something that we will reuse to create the rest of these.The next thing to do here is to use your stencil. Change it to something like “stencil alpha”, such that the only parts of the line or anything below this layer that are going to be visible are going to be the things that fall within the bounds of that text. When we take away the guide, and then we take away the blackness and just look at the transparency grid, you can see we have the shape writing on.We’ll continue this process by doing the rest of the letters, ensuring that our shape layers are individual to each letter. Starting the E, you’ll just take the pen and draw the line across. Then that will be it, and you can adjust down as needed and fill in the rest of the shapes. Draw the first couple here, and then we will skip the rest because watching me do this would be very boring.When you have the outlines on the letter, you can go back to original here. You can just pull up the trim paths, copy it making sure the play head is at the beginning, and then paste it. Then you have those lines coming across. Now we just need to drag that below the stencil, and it makes perfect sense. You’ll continue this for each of the letters, making sure you animate them all fully and completely using the same timing for each. I’ll just accelerate through that right now.All of your text is now animated with a wipe-on. We need to take this to the next level. We’re going to first cascade the wipe-on by going into the letters here and we’re going to offset them. The first one we’re going to offset by one frame; the next one will be offset by two frames; and the next one by three frames, or four frames, or whatever you’d like. So one comes on, and then the next, and then the next. That could change. You could change that for yours. This is just one way of doing it.Now we take all of these, because we want to preserve that timing and impart it to all the other layers. Then we are going to pre-compose this. We are going to call this “text write-on shapes”, which will give us a composition. We will now apply a fill to that composition, which will then give it a new color other than white. We are going to go with perhaps something like 225, saturation of 50, and perhaps a brightness of 25. We are then going to duplicate that layer. We’re going to change the fill to be something new, perhaps with a brightness of 50. Duplicate again, go ahead and change this again, give it a brightness of maybe 75. Duplicate the layer a fourth time, and now we’ll go with a brightness of 100.We are now going to take these layers we’ve created and we offset them by two, four and then six, getting rid of the guide on the back. Then we play through what we’ve created, and it looks quite wonderful. In order to go in and tweak this, all you have to do is go in here and edit these layers. What I would advise you to do is to make sure that collapse transformation is on for everything, and that again in these layers collapse transformation is on for everything.So then, when you go back to your main comp here and press collapse transformations, you’re then able to scale this up as you’d like. However, one word of warning: Do note that when you collapse transformations, the stencil from this layer is going to come through onto this layer. What you may wish to do instead is to do all of your scaling in this part by taking these layers, parenting them all to that stencil, and then simply scaling up the stencil as need be. That way it will not negatively impact what’s going on outside of this comp. Then we are just going to arrange this into the center again, so when we go back to this comp everything is all good.From there, it’s just a matter of stylizing everything and applying the techniques that you’ve learned to create the rest of the title elements, specifically horizontal bars that wash across. I’m sure you are smart enough to get that going.This has been Evan Abrams for premiumbeat.com, showing you how to make a slightly more advanced and very fancy write-on technique that I think is very popular right now. Come to premiumbeat.com and check out our blog for all sorts of tips, tricks and tutorials in not only After Effects but a bunch of other terrific programs. And, of course, always come to Premium Beat for all of your royalty-free music and sound effects needs. There’s quite an extensive library here, so I would recommend you check it out, because no write-on technique is complete without an amount of whooshing and noise to go with it. Of course, mine didn’t have any, but that’s just because I’m a little bit lazy today. Anyway, thank you so much for watching. I’m Evan Abrams. Come to premiumbeat.com and I’ll see you around the internet.[/color-box]
Los Angeles, Jul 3 (PTI) Aaron Sorkins directorial debut “Mollys Game”, starring Jessica Chastain, will hit theatres on November 22.STX Entertainment formally picked up the film, which is based on the memoir of Molly Bloom, reported Entertainment Weekly.Chastain portrays Molly, an Olympic-class skier, who ran the worlds most exclusive high-stakes poker game.Stars of Hollywood, sports, and business ? as well as Russian mobsters ? were among her clientele. After a decade, she was arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents brandishing automatic weapons.”The Dark Tower” star Idris Elba plays Mollys criminal defense lawye.Other films releasing on November 22 include Disney and Pixars “Coco”, “Darkest Hour” and “Death Wish.” PTI JCH JCH
Chelsea fans are in the line of fire for racism once again after the club’s 2-2 draw with Vidi FC in the Europa League in Budapest on Thursday. Chelsea have condemned the act of racism by the fans and said they would face the strongest possible action.Allegations of anti-Semitic chanting has been levied on Chelsea supporters after their final Europa League game on Thursday night while British media reported that some Chelsea fans also chanted offensive songs about Tottenham Hotspur fans early in the match.This particular incident comes just days after four Chelsea supporters were banned from their matches pending a police investigation after their involvement in allegedly targeting Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling with racial abuse.”Anti-Semitism and any other kind of race-related or religious hatred is abhorrent to this club and the overwhelming majority of our fans,” Chelsea said in a statement.”It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities. We have stated this loud and clear on many occasions from the owner, the board, coaches and players.”Any individuals that can’t summon the brainpower to comprehend this simple message and are found to have shamed the club by using antisemitic or racist words or actions will face the strongest possible action from the club.”European soccer’s governing body UEFA said they would wait to receive their official reports before launching an investigation.”As is standard procedure, we will be waiting for official reports from the game before deciding if any action/investigation into any alleged misbehaviour should be launched,” UEFA said in a statement.advertisementChelsea progressed to the knockout stage as Group L winners ahead of BATE Borisov in second. Vidi were eliminated after finishing third.On the other hand, Arsenal registered a 1-0 win over Qarabag FK with Alexandre Lacazette’s 16th minute strike being the only goal of the match.(With Reuters inputs)Also Read | Chelsea ban fans over alleged racial abuse of Manchester City forward Raheem SterlingAlso Read | Top Arsenal players allegedly indulged in ‘hippy crack’ at London nightclubAlso Read | Tottenham fan throws banana peel on Arsenal’s Aubameyang, gets arrestedAlso See:
I promise this is it. We are moving on after this post. It’s time for Pittsburgh. But first let’s look back on the poll I threw out there right after the game on Saturday. There was plenty of blame to go around, but you guys unsurprisingly ultimately blamed the referees for the way OSU lost.Here’s the final poll. I’m actually surprised it was this close — I would have expected it to be more like 90 percent on the referees. I think I land on blaming the referees despite Gundy’s bit of incompetence (x2) at the end. Despite Gundy thinking the referees would just wink wink at the intentional grounding penalty his QB incurred, the game still should have been over.It’s Gundy’s fault for putting them in a position where this was a question, but it’s not his fault that the rules were not followed. That’s on the zebras. So you can blame Gundy for setting up and the defense for not shutting it down, but neither would have mattered if one of the 10 referees knew the rule that should have ended the game.Gundy keeps talking about how his decision was a bad one, but he’s letting the outcome of the game affect the way he’s talking about it. Dumb? Absolutely. One he probably should not do again? Definitely. But it technically was not a “bad” one because it technically should have ended the game.Curious who everyone holds at fault for the final play today … this will be an interesting discussion on Sunday.— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 10, 2016 Here are the reader comments.Russell James: Gundy. 100% Gundy. That dunce didn’t even know the rule that we got screwed on. Why experiment with something that no one ever does? Especially in a close game. And if you do, you can’t run a receiver down the sideline? My wife has been watching football for all of 6 years and she turned to me and said, “Isn’t they intentional grounding?” And Gundy didn’t even think about that penalty being called. Don’t invite that kind of opportunity. Go get a haircut. A 1-1 coach that loses to mid-majors doesn’t get to have a mullet. Mullets are for closers only.No Name: If you choose to practice this play for years (Zac Robinson confirmed) how do you get paid what gundy gets paid and NOT know its legit? He had zero objection to refs and their call…How? Total incompetence on Gundy. It’s embarrassing…Wilham: This is not where we should be five years after the Fiesta Bowl and Boone Pickens’ huge investment in our school and footbal program. This reminds me of the Jim Stanley teams that lost to North Texas State and the like. I’ve always been a big Gundy fan, but maybe it’s time for a clean sweep of the coaching staff. If we can’t get someone better, we should at least be able to get someone just as good for a lot less money.David Einstein: Refs. Gundy isn’t responsible for refs not knowing the rules.Jane: I am the biggest Gundy homer ever, and in no way do I want any other head coach for OSU, but this one is on him, imo.As soon as Rudolph threw that stupid pass to no one, I said, “Why are they throwing an intentional grounding?”Couldn’t they have had just ONE receiver run down toward it and pretend they were trying to catch it? That would have taken care of everything and we’d be 2-0.No Name: Defense needs to learn how to defend an obvious hook and lateral play. It was like they had never seen it before. Clueless. Then we could gripe about the refs. But since we couldn’t stop a MAC team from completing this “hail mary”, we just look like a bunch of whiners.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rob Holding admits feeling pressure from Arsenal supportersby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRob Holding admits he has felt pressure from Arsenal supporters in recent weeks.Gooners have been waiting for Holding, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin to return in order to shore up Unai Emery’s defence.The aforementioned trio took part in Tuesday’s 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest, and Holding was pleased with how he dealt with the pressure.”I was speaking with Kieran – we were saying there is actually a bit of pressure on me, Hector and him,” he said.”Obviously the fans have been putting a lot of pressure on saying: ‘We need those three back, hopefully they can perform’.”So we had a bit of pressure going into [the Forest game] and the way we performed and dealt with it was great.”It is a healthy pressure. It’s not a sort of draining pressure if you know what I mean. It is a nice pressure and it is the competition. It is pushing everyone to be better.”
ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers calls a play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Clemson’s football team has made its way onto the field for tonight’s national title game against No. 1 Alabama.We had a funny image featuring Dabo Swinney’s son, Will, as ESPN showed the Tigers heading out of the locker room.Will Swinney, a sophomore wide receiver, was walking out onto the field in front of Clemson’s star quarterback, Trevor Lawrence.Lawrence is 6-foot-6 and Swinney is 5-foot-8.This created quite the image:Trevor Lawrence is ready to stuff Dabo’s kid in a locker pic.twitter.com/5RJQp2HuKQ— Sam Cooper (@SamDCooper) January 8, 2019Alabama and Clemson are set to kick off shortly after 8 p.m. E.T.The game will be on ESPN.
advertisement scorecard Akshay Ramesh MohaliMay 5, 2019UPDATED: May 5, 2019 18:14 IST Faf du Plessis was in fine form for Chennai Super Kings against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSFaf du Plessis hit 96, his career-best score in IPL on SundaySuresh Raina hit his second successive fifty as CSK posted 170 vs KXIPCSK have already qualified or the playoffs of IPL 2019Chennai Super Kings were largely dependent on their captain MS Dhoni when it came to batting performances in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.Dhoni had done the bulk of the scoring, collecting 357 runs from 11 matches before Sunday but concerns over the form (or the lack of it) of some of the senior campaigners remained even as CSK became the first team to book a spot in the playoffs.However, CSK batsmen are seemingly peaking at the right time, coming up with handy contributions towards the business end of the tournament.If Shane Watson showed glimpses of return to form last month when he smashed a 96 against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Suresh Raina and Faf du Plessis are getting the much-needed runs under the belt ahead of the playoffs.South Africa star du Plessis hit his career-high score in IPL in their final league match of IPL 2019 against Kings XI Punjab at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Sunday.IPL 2019, KXIP vs CSK: Live cricket scoreDu Plessis hit 96 from just 55 balls, smashing 10 boundaries and four sixes before getting out four runs short of his maiden IPL hundred. Sam Curran castled the CSK opener with a yorker that crashed onto the stumps in the 19th over.Du Plessis was looking in fine touch from the word go as he hit in-form Mohammed Shami’s first ball to a boundary. The right-hander, who came on board for CSK in 2012, stitched a 30-run stand with Shane Watson fell to Curran.”When you get that close you obviously want to get a hundred, but he (Curran) bowled really well,” du Plessis told the broadcasters after Chennai’s innings.advertisementFafulously Yours, straight from Mohali! #WhistlePodu #Yellove pic.twitter.com/m3gILgQDcFChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 5, 2019Du Plessis then played the anchor role for the initial part of his second-wicket stand with Suresh Raina. The duo added 130 runs for the second wicket as they took on both the KXIP spinners and pacers.2nd successive fifty for Suresh RainaRaina got to his second successive fifty of IPL 2019 as he finished with 53 from just 38 balls. The left-handed star batsman, who had started IPL 2019 slow, is on course to go past the 400-run mark which he has achieved in nine seasons for CSK so far.Du Plessis had taken the attack to Andrew Tye and leg-spinner M Ashwin as he took them to the cleaners in the middle overs. Despite the strong second-wicket stand, CSK managed only 170 for 5 in their 20-over quota as Mohammed Shami led KXIP’s strong death bowling.Du Plessis didn’t play the first four matches for CSK but made an immediate impact when he was brought into the playing XI for their home match against Kings XI Punjab on April 6 as he scored a well-paced 53.Also Read | Tendulkar to Ethics Officer: No tractable conflict, BCCI responsible for this current situationAlso Read | BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry questions Shahid Afridi’s conduct in 2010 spot-fixingAlso See:For 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Faf Du PlessisFollow Suresh RainaFollow MS DhoniFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow IPL 2019 playoffs No data available! view more view less commentary graphs IPL 2019: Faf du Plessis hits career-best 96 as CSK batsmen peak at the right timeFaf du Plessis fell four runs short of his maiden Indian Premier League hundred as the Chennai Super Kings opener posted his career-best score of 96 against Kings XI Punjab in their final league-stage match of the season in Mohali on Sunday
Travelling from downtown Halifax to the traditional fishing village of Eastern Passage, passengers onboard the Halifax Harbour Festival shuttle will learn about the central role Halifax Harbour plays in the history, heritage and business life of the community. Tickets are now on sale for the harbour shuttle tours, which run between Halifax and Eastern Passage during the festival, Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18. “The shuttle service between Halifax and Eastern Passage offers festival-goers the opportunity to discover their harbour by land and by water,” said David Jones, managing director of the Halifax Harbour Festival. “Narrated shuttle tours will add to the festival experience for all Nova Scotians and our guests.” The guided tours touch on the working port of Halifax, historic George’s Island and a unique new provincial park on McNabs and Lawlor’s islands. The narration is different for each leg of the crossing. When passengers arrive in Eastern Passage they will enjoy free musical entertainment, storytelling for children and interpreted nature and history walks through Fisherman’s Cove and McCormacks Beach Provincial Park. Halifax and Eastern Passage are two of four waterfront venues for the Halifax Harbour Festival, a two-day celebration that includes a seafood barbecue in Bedford, an outdoor art exhibit in Dartmouth, and kids’ activities at all four venues. The harbour shuttle tour leaves the Halifax Harbourwalk from the wharf adjacent to Nathan Green Square behind the law courts building between Historic Properties and the Halifax Ferry Terminal. Tours depart from Halifax every two hours starting at 9 a.m. with the final tour boarding at 7 p.m. Eastern Passage departures are from the government wharf and run every two hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The shuttle offers tours both days of the festival. For ticket information, visit the festival’s website at www.halifaxharbourfestival.ca . The Halifax Harbour Festival is a family-friendly celebration, taking place at waterfront venues in Bedford, Dartmouth, Eastern Passage and Halifax, Sept. 17 and 18. The festival is presented by Waterfront Development Corporation Limited, a provincial Crown corporation that plans, co-ordinates, promotes and develops properties, events and activities on designated waterfronts around Halifax Harbour.
INVERNESS COUNTY: Port Hastings Rotary On Sunday, July 29, large cranes needed for the removal of damaged signs at the Port Hastings rotary will cause traffic delays. Crews will do everything possible to avoid inconvenience to drivers but one long delay of up to 45 minutes is expected to occur before noon. Drivers should avoid the rotary on Sunday morning or be prepared for a significant delay. -30-
Nova Scotians are being invited to help develop a tribute to Viola Desmond that will represent her legacy, and last beyond this year’s celebration. Nova Scotia’s first Heritage Day will be held Monday, Feb. 16, and will honour Ms. Desmond, the African Nova Scotian businesswoman who was wrongfully jailed and fined in 1946 for refusing to give up her seat in the segregated section of a New Glasgow movie theatre. The Remembering Viola Community Engagement Forum will be hosted by the North Branch Business Association on Monday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Halifax North Memorial Public Library, 2285 Gottingen St. “Viola is an icon for social justice. She is one of our Nova Scotia heroes, and deserves this kind of recognition,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince. “The results of the workshop will be another way we are celebrating and remembering the inspiring story of Viola Desmond.” Deputy Premier Diana Whalen and Mr. Ince will join Ms. Desmond’s sister, Wanda Robson, and community members to brainstorm a tribute that will be installed this spring in north end Halifax, where Ms. Desmond lived and worked. “The North End Business Association is thrilled to be able to help facilitate the creation of a permanent memorial for Viola along Gottingen Street,” said executive director Patricia Cuttell Busby. “It is important that we recognize and celebrate members of our community who make a difference. This is an exciting project, and we look forward to collaborating with local organizations to make it a reality.” The We Heart Viola Youth Art Project, a collaboration between professional artists, youth artists and entrepreneurs from Halifax’s Gottingen Street, will also be revealed at the forum. “The project used a shared passion for art to forge new relationships and support a more cohesive community,” said Ann Denny, Youth Art Connection. “We have worked together to create a three-panel, hand-painted, portable theatrical backdrop that we look forward to sharing on Monday.” The films, The Viola Vignette and A Long Road to Justice, will also be screened, as will recorded performances from the three finalists of the Music Nova Scotia Viola Desmond Song Writing contest. Nova Scotia Heritage Day falls on the third Monday in February each year. For the next seven years, the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage will work with communities to commemorate Nova Scotia Heritage Day and recognize its upcoming honourees. For more information, visit http://heritageday.novascotia.ca . FOR BROADCAST USE The North Branch Business Association is hosting the Remembering Viola Community Engagement Forum on Monday (February 16th). It is at the Halifax North Memorial Public Library on Gottingen Street from 10 a-m until 2 p-m. The forum is in honour of Ms. Desmond, the first honouree for Nova Scotia Heritage Day. She was an African Nova Scotian businesswoman wrongfully jailed and fined in 1946 for refusing to give up her seat in the segregated section of a New Glasgow movie theatre. There will be a brainstorming session with Deputy Premier Diana Whalen, Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince and members of the community to develop a legacy piece to Ms. Desmond. A community art project will also be unveiled, there will be film screenings and recorded performances by the three finalists of the Music Nova Scotia Viola Desmond Song Writing contest. For more information visit heritage day dot nova scotia dot c-a. -30-
Mumbai: Katrina Kaif says Rohit Shetty, director of her upcoming film “Sooryavanshi”, has thoughtfully worked on the story of the movie. Katrina has been roped in as the leading lady opposite Akshay Kumar in the next film in Rohit’s cop franchise. “It is lovely to be working with Akshay. I have known him for a long time. Rohit is very clear about what he wants from this film. There is a science behind this film and it is meticulously and thoughtfully done,” Katrina told PTI. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’ In “Sooryavanshi”, Rohit has planned special appearance of his two other popular cop characters – “Singham” (Ajay Devgn) and “Simmba” (Ranveer Singh). Rohit also recently shared his desire to make a female cop film and Katrina said she is looking forward to the tentative project. “I really hope he makes it. It will be great. I hope he does.” Meanwhile, there have been speculations about Katrina teaming up with Shah Rukh Khan for a remake of “Satte Pe Satta”. But the actor denied saying “this is only a rumour”. Katrina, who is currently promoting her Wednesday release “Bharat”, is also toying with the idea of getting into production. “I have been thinking about it since 2010. There are few ideas and concepts that I have heard and this is the year I want to step in. I am hearing a few things, but I haven’t green lit (anything).”
EDMONTON – Evelyn Moore sings the alphabet song as her tiny running shoes plunk down on the treadmill.The paralyzed 2 1/2-year old is strapped to the machine with a special harness, as two health workers lift her legs up and down to complete each step.“All done,” the smiling toddler chirps as she’s unbuckled and carried off to continue her exercise routine.The Edmonton girl made headlines and melted hearts in 2016 with images of her expertly rolling along in a homemade wheelchair that her father fashioned from a foam baby Bumbo seat, a cutting board and bike wheels.At four-months-old, Evelyn was diagnosed with cancer and a tumour on her spine left her paralyzed below her arms. After several rounds of chemotherapy, doctors announced she was in remission, but the paralysis was permanent. They told her parents she could be fitted for a wheelchair after she turned two.Her parents didn’t listen and, a few months later, the tot was in her homemade chair.And now, her blond hair long enough for bitty pigtails, Evelyn is hitting the gym and walking — with the help of machines.“We aren’t taking the typical route that most parents will, and that’s OK,” says her mother, Kim Moore.She explains that Alberta funds monthly home visits by occupational and physical therapists, but she wanted more therapy for her daughter.“I’ve been told many times that my daughter is paralyzed, which I understand,” Moore says. “But that doesn’t mean she can’t walk. That doesn’t mean she can’t live a life that has quality to it.“Really, it’s limitless.”Last July, Evelyn became the youngest client at Edmonton’s non-profit ReYu Paralysis Recovery Centre.Co-founder Bean Gill, who was paralyzed after she contracted an apparent virus six years ago, says the centre uses activity-based training to help people with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, stroke, cerebral palsy, brain injuries and neurological conditions.The repetitive form of rehabilitation has helped clients reach such milestones as learning to speak, signing their names and brushing their hair, she says.Gill first saw Evelyn on the news in her Bumbo wheelchair and offered to help the feisty girl with so much potential.By getting Evelyn on a treadmill for nearly an hour three to five times a week, even though she can’t walk on her own, she has gained bladder control, strengthened her immune system and developed muscles, says Gill.Evelyn can slightly kick her legs.And she can sit up without using her hands.“The best part is she doesn’t know it’s working out,” Gill says. “To her, it’s fun. She’s playing with a purpose.“She’s turning into this sassy little lady. She’s going to take on the world and it’s awesome.”Nancy Morrow, a neuro exercise specialist who teamed up with Gill to open the centre, says exercise repetition encourages the spinal cord and its patterns to effectively “wake up.”In addition to the treadmill, Morrow says Evelyn plays around on the floor with toys, takes juice breaks and throws temper tantrums — everything two-year-olds do.And sometimes she gets strapped into a special mobility harness called an Upsee.Evelyn gets strapped to the front of her father’s long legs, their four feet tied into the same shoe platform. Brad Moore walks stiffly around the ReYu exercise room, jokingly describing himself a giant Transformer robot as Evelyn plods along, pointing in the direction she wants him to take her.Using the device, Evelyn was able to walk outside the centre last summer and, for the first time, stuck her nose into a bush. She hadn’t been able to do that before from the seat of her wheelchair. The moment brought her mother to tears.Brad Moore says it’s amazing to see his daughter’s progress. And even though she now has a real wheelchair, he’s holding onto her Bumbo one as a keepsake.“One day when she has a better understanding of things, we’ll say, ‘This is where it started.’”
Login/Register With: TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today the release of the second episode of JUNO TV’s docuseries, Rising.The online content series, funded by Ontario Creates, examines the creative process behind various up-and-coming Canadian artists. The project launched in November 2018, with its debut video starring duo Once A Tree, and the latest installment shares the story of one of Canada’s best kept secrets in rap, Night Lovell. Watch episode two on The JUNO Awards YouTube Channel as of April 5, 2019 at 10 AM ET, available here.“I’m honoured to be a part of this project by JUNO TV,” said Shermar Paul aka Night Lovell. “I want to show people that you can do things on your own terms and still be successful, no matter where you live. I love Canada, and I love Ottawa – I’m excited to show everyone what inspires me and where my music comes from.”“Night Lovell was the genesis of this series,” said Director Avery Stedman. “From the beginning, I knew we needed to try and tell his story. He completely embodies what it means to be independent, successful and underground — not relying on anyone but himself and his close-knit team to spread his music. It’s crazy to me how unknown he is, even in a lot of music circles, when you look at the numbers he’s been putting up. Aside from being insanely talented and hardworking, Lovell and his team are some of the most dedicated and humble people I’ve met. I’m beyond excited to share this story and help more people discover Night Lovell.” Advertisement Episode Two: Night LovellIn the second episode, Night Lovell, 22, shares the parts of his life that have shaped who he is and how they’ve helped form the music he creates. Hailing from and residing in Ottawa, Ontario, he explains how pivotal the city has been throughout his journey and in molding his unique sound.The rapper released his new album, Goodnight Lovell, on February 22, 2019 and he continues to remain unsigned – making and distributing his music independently. The latest episode can be viewed here: .JUNO TV is made possible with the support of Ontario Creates: The 49th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2020 will be hosted in Saskatoon, SK from March 9 through March 15, 2020, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 15, at the SaskTel Centre, will broadcast live on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service in Canada and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos.Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.Lead Partners: Apple Music and TD Bank Group.Funding Partners: The Government of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon, Tourism Saskatoon.LinksOfficial JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.caWatch the Rising series at: www.youtube.com/thejunoawardsJUNO AwardsTwitter: @TheJUNOAwards / Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards / Facebook:@TheJUNOAwards / Hashtag: #JUNOSRisingNight LovellTwitter: @nightlovell / Instagram: @nightlovell / Facebook: @nightlovell97Ontario CreatesTwitter: @OntarioCreates / Instagram: @ontariocreates / Facebook: @OMDCOnline/About CARAS The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 49th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visitwww.junoawards.ca Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook
“The elephant acquisition is the result of long-lasting efforts of [Czech] ambassador Miloslav Stasek and other officials from the Czech diplomatic mission to New Delhi, of the Czech Foreign Ministry and also of the fans of the Prague zoo,” Bobek said.Owing to Sri Lanka’s offer to use its own plane to transfer the animals the Prague zoo will save money for the costly transfer.The whole project that has been prepared for two years will cost the zoo 4.5 million crowns. Nevertheless, the elephant acquisition is Sri Lanka’s gift to the Czech Republic rather than routine exchange of animals between zoos, Bobek said.Prague zoo deputy director Jaroslav Simek said it is a unique project that will largely help extend the genetic base of the European breeding of Indian elephants. The newcomer elephants will be accommodated in a new pavilion that has been completed in the Prague zoo and that is now inhabited by an Indian elephant male and three females, including a pregnant one. Sri Lanka has donated two young female Indian elephants to the Prague zoo, where they will arrive on Saturday, flown to the Czech Republic by a Sri Lankan military plane, Prague zoo director Miroslav Bobek has told the media.The elephants, eight-year-old Janita and seven-year-old Tamara, come from the elephant zoo in Pinnawale. In return, the Prague zoo will send two comodo dragons, two Przewalski horses and two young hippopotamuses to the Colombo zoo. “The Hercules C-130 with them is to take off on Saturday at 01:00 the local time,” Bobek, who is staying in Colombo, said. The Prague zoo wanted to bring four new elephants from Sri Lanka but the country never provides more than two to foreign applicants. (CTK)
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will seek to strengthen political, economic, and cultural interests with Sri Lanka through bilateral talks with President Maithripala Sirisena, the Manila Standard reported.In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo announced that Sirisena will be visiting the country from Jan. 15 to 19. “President Sirisena will meet with President Duterte on 16 January 2019 in Malacañang Palace. Their bilateral discussions will focus on areas of mutual interest, including political, economic, agriculture, cultural and people-to-people engagement,” Panelo said. The two nations celebrated the 58th anniversary of their diplomatic relations on Jan. 11.Sri Lanka and the Philippines are exploring ways to expand their relations on trade and investment, defense, education, tourism, labor migration, agriculture, and mutual legal assistance. (Colombo Gazette) According to Panelo, the Sri Lankan president is also scheduled to visit the Asian Development Bank, the International Rice Research Institute in Los Baños, Laguna, and later meet the Sri Lankan community in Manila.The Palace official added that Sirisena’s visit to the country is significantly historic. “It will be the first by a Sri Lankan President serving both as Head of State and Government under Sri Lanka’s 1978 Constitution,” said Panelo.“Prior to that, Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike was the only other Sri Lankan leader to visit in 1976, since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1961,” he added.
“The hardest hit countries are seeing HIV prevalence rates as high as 40 per cent among young people. This scenario spells devastation for these countries,” Executive Director Carol Bellamy said. “Like Canada, other countries and players need to think much more creatively about steps they can take to energize and politicize the global response to this massive AIDS emergency.”If the law passes, Canada would become the first of the eight most industrialized countries to implement World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements that allow heavily impacted countries to import antiretrovirals at a preferential price provided they cannot produce the drugs domestically and would not use them for commercial purposes, according to UNICEF.”The decision will expand overall availability of antiretrovirals in poor countries, and it will encourage competition; this is good for people, and this is good for economies. It’s a path-breaking step in the fight against AIDS,” Ms. Bellamy said.More than half the 14,000 daily new HIV infections occur among people below the age of 25, she said.
OTTAWA – International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland sounded a cautionary note Thursday after an apparent European breakthrough in the long-running Canada-EU free trade saga, saying every trade agreement has “exit provisions.”“This morning, we absolutely had a positive development; there are still many steps to be taken,” the minister said hours after an agreement was struck between Belgium and its holdout region of Wallonia.That agreement was heralded as the change that would allow the lucrative trade deal to be signed in the coming days. Wallonia held a veto over the Belgium’s ability to support the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, which needs the backing of all 28 EU countries.The changes contained in the Belgian agreement may give national and regional parliaments throughout Europe new powers over the controversial investor protection provisions of the pact.“Trade agreements must be structured that way to permit national sovereignty,” Freeland said in Ottawa.“I want to be sure that Canadians appreciate that even after signing, the process will not yet be complete. As with all trade agreements, the next step will be ratification and with CETA that will mean a vote in the European Parliament, if we get past signing.”Belgium said the agreement would pave the way for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to travel to Brussels soon to sign CETA — an event that had long been set for Thursday before the Walloon dispute forced its postponement.But some observers say the fix might only be temporary and that the lucrative trade pact could still be doomed to fail at a later stage.In recent weeks, Wallonia — a tiny French-speaking region of 3.5 million people — took up the cause of opposing the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism — ISDS — and was supported by other European politicians and anti-trade activists.Those groups were concerned that ISDS would give big companies the power to sue governments for creating regulations that affect their profits. They said that would undermine the ability of countries to regulate on the environment, labour and health.The new Belgian agreement — which still needs the approval of the handful of Belgian regional parliaments as well as the 27 remaining EU countries — essentially gives Europe’s individual national and regional parliaments the ability to veto ISDS at a later date.The agreement also calls for a review of the dispute settlement mechanism by the European Court of Justice.Freeland’s office said in a later statement that Canada and the EU created the “most progressive investment dispute-resolution system in the world” and that it is “something we are building together with our European partners.”Wallonia President Paul Magnette said his resistance yielded huge results.“We always fought for treaties that reinforced the social and environmental standards, protect the public services and that there is no private arbitration” in dispute settlements, he said. “All this is achieved as of now.”“I am sorry for all the other Europeans we made wait and for our Canadian partners. But if we took a bit of time, what we achieved here is important, not only for Wallonia but for all Europeans.”In a research note to clients, TD Economics said “uncertainty” still remains around CETA’s ultimate fate.“Should a revised dispute system not be agreed in the coming years, CETA may still be undone (remember that it would only take one member state rejecting the revised dispute system to make the entire agreement null),” the memo said.Maude Barlow, the president of the Council of Canadians, said the “mishmash of strange compromises” still leaves the deal open to failure.“This has a long, long way to go before it is real and no amount of ceremony with a formal-looking signing by our prime minister in Brussels can change this fact,” she said.The deal will go through regional legislatures by Friday night and have to be vetted again by the other 27 EU states.“We’re confident now that we will conclude everything by tomorrow and that we will be able to welcome prime minister Trudeau in Brussels in a couple of days,” Raoul Delcorde, Belgium’s ambassador to Canada, said Thursday.“We understand that this has been nerve-breaking type of situation. And we really appreciate the understanding we have gotten from the Canadian side.”Trudeau’s office was awaiting a call from EU President Donald Tusk’s office on Thursday with further details. Tusk said he would contact Trudeau “only once all procedures are finalized” for the European Union to sign the deal.— with files from the Associated Press Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel holds a press conference on the second day of the EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. The Belgian government has reached a deal to back the free trade pact between the European Union and Canada, reviving hope for a precarious agreement that was supposed to be officially signed today with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP,Olivier Matthys Minister cautious on apparent breakthrough on Cda-EU trade deal by Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 27, 2016 3:32 am MDT Last Updated Oct 27, 2016 at 3:07 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email