GHDS to host countrywide candlelight vigils

first_imgWorld Suicide Prevention DayThe Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha will join other organisations, including Caribbean Voices, in hosting candlelight vigils across the country in observance of World Suicide Prevention Day—observed today.The religious body is urging the public to join in these activities, as well as to attend all activities in observance of this day.The aim of the exercise is to join hands to give courage to those who are coping with mental health disorders, including depression, and to those who have lost loved ones to suicide, to those who are survivors of suicide and to raise awareness of this terrible epidemic.Candlelight vigils are planned for several locations and will feature poetry, singing and more.The locations for the vigils are Central Dharmic Naujawan – Shri Krishna Mandir at 18:30h; Ocean View Mandir, WCD at 17:30h; Golden Om Dharmic Youth Group at 18:00h; Bush Lot Vishnu Mandir, Corentyne at 19:00h; Strathavon Mandir, ECD at 18:30h; Bath Mandir and Woodley Park Mandirs, WCB at 18:00h; Coverden Mandir, Soesdyke Vishnu Mandir, Durga Devi Mandir, Kundalini Mandir and Shakti Mandir, EBD at 18:00h and Anna Regina Car Park at 18:30h.On Sunday, September 11, Parika Dharmic Mandir, EBE will host theirs at 18:00h with a special Dharmic Satsang.last_img read more

Canada’s convenient negotiator won’t be at the table with teacher’s union and government

first_imgJust when it appeared the two sides in the dispute were ready to move forward with mediation, the mediator they were ready to move forward with, Vince Ready says he isn’t ready to get involved.Ready is widely considered one of Canada’s top labor troubleshooters and the B.C. Teacher’s Federation said last week he was someone who could move things forward.However, the government’s chief negotiator, Peter Cameron is convinced nothing will be able to move things forward until the teacher’s union is ready to move forward with some serious adjustments to its demands.- Advertisement – “It’s really over to them, if they’re in the mode of searching for some magical solution,” says Cameron. “But the real solution is they’ve got to grapple with the fact that their wage and benefit position is way out of line.”The teacher’s initiated the full scale walkout last Tuesday, but here in the Peace River North School District, it followed a June 13th rotating strike and the province wide June 16th study session.As a result, this will be the 7th consecutive day most local area students have been outside classroom.Advertisementlast_img read more

Mourinho expects Pogba to stay

first_img“I think he is going to be here next season,” Mourinho said. “I can give the guarantee that I don’t want him to leave. I can give the guarantee that the club does not want to sell.“And I can give the guarantee that we don’t have any approach from him, from his agent, or any club. So in this moment, for me, he is staying.”Pogba, who joined United for a then-world record £89m in the summer of 2016, has made just 25 Premier League appearances for the club this season, scoring six goals.Mourinho’s comments come after Pep Guardiola recently said that Pogba was offered to Manchester City in January by his agent Mino Raiola.It has also been reported this week that he has been offered to former club Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.Meanwhile, Mourinho said that the United squad needs improvement in the off-season, and that current squad members need to be “more consistent” and show “more quality” on the pitch.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Pogba with his Manchester manager Jose MourinhoLONDON, United Kingdom, May 10 – Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho said he expects Paul Pogba to stay with the club next season, but admitted the final decision is up to the player.The 25-year old midfielder has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford after being in and out of the first team this season.last_img read more

Man appears in court charged with breaking into churches

first_imgA man has appeared in court charged with breaking into a number of churches.Nathan Coughlan, aged 21, appeared at Letterkenny District Court after he raided churches in both Counties Leitrim and Donegal. The court heard that Coughlan, of Armada Cottages, Bundoran, broke into both St Osnat’s Church in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim on February 26th last and stole €38 worth of property belonging to Fr Oliver Crilly.He is also charged with breaking into St Eunan’s Cathedral in Raphoe in Co Donegal on March 31st last.He is charged with stealing three padlocks and also a candle holder worth €16.When charged Coughlan replied, “Sorry that it happened.”He was also charged with breaking into Mac’s Amusement Arcade in Bundoran on March 11th as well as a number of motoring offences.Garda Sgt Jim Collings said he was not objecting to bail but asked the accused to sign on three times each week at Bundoran Garda station and provide a mobile phone number.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until May 3rd in Ballyshannon.Man appears in court charged with breaking into churches was last modified: April 4th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglarychurchesdonegalNathan Coughlanlast_img read more


first_imgA super 1,024 leprechauns just wasn’t enough to set a new Guinness World Record in Glenties today.The tremendous turn-out in the Co Donegal town was the result of months of hard work by the people of the town.But unfortunately the Donegal attempt was beaten by the people of Bandon in Co Cork who had 1,263 leprechauns. One of the main driving forces behind the Glenties record attempt, Carmel Doherty, said she was delighted by how well the day went.“It really was just incredible how well people responded. The sight of more than 1,000 people dressed as leprechauns on the Main Street was just breath-taking.“People came from everywhere and everyone was on their best behaviour,” she said.Just four leprechauns were disqualified because they were not properly dressed! Businesses in the town also reported a great spin-off in recent days due to the influx of tourists.A number of leprechauns came from nearby Ardara who turned up to show their support to their neighbours.Ardara will tomorrow attempt to set their own World Record for the greatest number of St.Patricks in one place!   GLENTIES’ 1,024 LITTLE LEPRECHAUNS PIPPED AT POST FOR WORLD RECORD was last modified: March 18th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BandonGlentiesleprechaunsworld recordlast_img read more

Cooper River Cleanup — Geocache of the Week

first_imgLast Saturday, 120 people from the Philadelphia, PA  and Camden, NJ area found themselves in the unlikely position of being consumed by mud from below, and drenched by rain from above.Plastic ponchos were given out, and individuals who’d been roughly human-shaped their whole lives were suddenly  transformed into large blue flying squirrels.Soon, the people picking up the garbage became nearly indistinguishable from the garbage itself. And still they worked, until 10,151 pounds of trash was scraped from the banks of the Cooper River.Geocachers pirateducks had fun, got muddy.How does a person create an account for a GPS treasure hunt game and end up cleaning up a muddy river on a rainy April morning?A CITO — or Cache In Trash Out® event — is a type of geocache. But…instead of using an app or GPS to find a hidden container, you’ll need to attend a CITO event in order to be able to claim the geocache “find”. CITO events aim to improve the geocaching game board (Earth) by bringing people together to pick up trash, remove invasive species, restore greenspaces, or build trails. It’s geocaching’s ongoing environmental initiative, which people can participate in year round.Last week’s CITO was hosted by ODragon, a veteran CITO organizer, Community Volunteer Reviewer, and 12-year geocacher. For the fourth year in a row, ODragon tacked his CITO event on to a large community cleanup organized by United By Blue. The apparel company puts on community events all over the United States (find one near you), out of which any geocacher can create a CITO event.36 standard tires and 3 truck tires were pulled out of the mud.ODragon estimates roughly a third of the 120 attendees were there because of his CITO listing. And attendees at this event got more than they’d bargained for, in many ways. All cleanup supplies were provided, and the United By Blue organizers took care of disposing of all the collected garbage. Everyone who attended got t-shirts free of charge, as well as pizza for lunch.CITO attendee and geocacher GerIRL said,I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but after 11+ years of geocaching, this is only my 1st ever CITO attended. I promise – I’ll try to do better over the next 11+ years! Anyway, I perused all the NJ CITO’s, and decided to drive the 80 minutes down the turnpike to come here. It was really a lot of fun – the weather was nasty, rainy and chilly, but I wore my waders and went on tire patrol, pulling out 5 tires from the tidal mud flats. Then I grabbed some bags to pick up regular trash. I was really impressed at the turnout – there must have been about a hundred people who volunteered. I waited for the weigh-in, and left before the pizza arrived. 10,000+ lbs of trash is amazing. The park looks a whole lot better now than it did yesterday. Thanks to ‘O for organizing.”View from the “Sign up and stay dry” tent.The cleanup was cut short when a geocacher pulled a human skull out of the mud. The police were called, the skull confiscated, and the area roped off with police tape. Logs on the cache page are littered with similar sentiment: “We hope that this find brings closure to someone somewhere.”The geocacher who found the skull giving a statement to the police.Despite the turn for the dark and grisly, ODragon says this is his most successful CITO cleanup event yet, in terms of pounds of trash removed and number of attendees at a Cooper River event. And for that reason, Cooper River Cleanup is the first ever CITO Geocache of the Week!The group together.Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form. Difficulty: 1Terrain: 1.5 Share with your Friends:More CITO EventGC60W3Jby ODragoncenter_img Location: New Jersey, United StatesN 39° 56.132 W 075° 05.233 SharePrint RelatedGeocachers climb Mt. Fuji to Cache In Trash Out (CITO)September 23, 2010In “Cache In Trash Out”Wombling free – Chalking the Horse — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 11, 2019In “Cache In Trash Out”Spring Cache in Trash Out® (CITO) Week 2018May 6, 2018In “Community”last_img read more

Create a Glitch Effect in Premiere Pro in 3 Steps

first_imgWant to create a glitch effect without any plugins in Adobe Premiere Pro? Just follow the 3 easy steps in this video tutorial.The glitch effect has become insanely popular in the past few years. It’s in music videos, promos, and all over social media. It’s easy to assume that this effect is hard to pull off, since most of the tutorials you see on creating the effect are made in After Effects, or they require you to buy an expensive plugin.So if you don’t have much experience in AE, we’ve found the easiest glitch tutorial on the web from Peter McKinnon on how to create a glitchy transition in three easy steps using Premiere Pro. It’s pretty rudimentary, but it gets the job done quickly.Let’s get started!Step 1: Cutting up Your ClipImport your clip, and throw it on to your timeline. To create a kind of strobe effect, slice up your clip a few frames at a time over a short distance. Then, delete some of the sliced up pieces to incorporate the “cut in and out” look. Make sure to switch it up to make it a bit random — make some cuts at only two frames, and the others at five frames.Step 2: Duplication and Opacity ShiftingNow, when you’ve got your split-up timeline ready to go, take the clips that are still on your timeline and duplicate a second layer for all of them by holding Alt + Click, and dragging the duplicated clip to the V2 track in your timeline. From there, open up the video effects of the first duplicated clip. All you have to do is reduce the opacity to about 50%, and then shift the positioning just a little bit off of the original clip. This will create that ghosting effect people look for in a glitch. Move on over to your second clip and do the same, but this time zoom in a little bit using the scale tool to make this glitch a bit different from the first one.Step 3: RGB Splitting and Color EnhancingTo make that glitch effect really soak in, shift the color of the V2 clip to make a cool RGB split effect. If you want to stay within Lumetri color for this, just go crazy with the saturation, tint, and exposure. Since the opacity is only at 50%, the intense color correction will blend in with the original clip to create the look you want.If you really want to shift the color to a deep RGB tint, throw on the Arithmetic effect from your effects panel. This effect will allow you to go deep into the RGB settings of your clip. Change the Operator dropdown settings to Max, and then shift the RGB color of your choice: Red Value, Green Value, or Blue Value. This will bring a heavy dose of stark color contrast to your glitched clip. To blend it in with the original clip, go to the opacity settings, and change it to Linear Color Dodge (add). This final blending cultivates an insane colorscape for your glitched-out sequence, adding to the surreal look you want.Want to Try It Out in After Effects?If you find this tutorial a little simple and want to customize your glitch even more, maybe it’s time to graduate to After Effects. Our own Josh Noel has a killer tutorial on how to really dive in to using the glitch effect on graphics and videos in AE, and incorporating RGB Splitting, Displacement Distortion, and Noise to hone in on that “fuzzed-up” glitch look you find in your grandma’s old VHS tapes. Check out the article or the video above to try it out!In case you have no time to work on your own glitch effects, Shutterstock offers this powerful collection of glitch effects and transitions to use in your projects. These elements are drag-and-drop effects compatible with Premiere Pro and other NLEs.Images via Peter McKinnon.Looking for more Premiere Pro tips? Check these out.Video Editing 101: How to Add Titles and Subtitles in Premiere ProHow to Zoom in Premiere Pro for Simple TransitionsHow to Create Text Effects and Animations in Premiere ProVideo Editing 101: How to Stabilize Footage in Premiere ProHow to Speed Up or Reverse a Clip in Premiere Prolast_img read more

When attacked, some scorpions discard their stinger—and their anus

first_imgAny kid knows that if you grab a lizard by its tail, it can snap off the tip and run away. Now it turns out some scorpions can pull the same stunt, sacrificing not only their stingers but also their ability to poop. Researchers have discovered 14 species of Ananteris scorpions in the northern jungles of South America that break off their tails to avoid capture. The discarded stingers writhe and wriggle on the ground, possibly to distract predators as the owner makes its escape. Back in the lab, researchers grabbed scorpions’ stingers with forceps and found that the armored arachnids actively tore off their own tails when they felt the pinch (see video). Surviving scorpions’ stumps healed within days, researchers found, but their tails, which contain the anus and part of the digestive system, did not grow back. Tailless scorpions survived up to 8 months in the lab, but their abdomens swelled with trapped excrement within weeks. At least one lost a second segment of tail to the internal pressure. In the wild and in the lab, male scorpions were much more likely than females to snap off their tails, the team reports this week in PLOS ONE. The results raise questions about the evolutionary trade-offs faced by the two sexes. Without their stingers, males could still hunt small prey and mate successfully, the researchers found, suggesting that 8 more months of life could be worth the world’s worst case of constipation.last_img read more

Andy Murray Bows Out of Zhuhai Open After Loss to Alex de Minaur

first_imgZhuhai: Andy Murray’s bid to win a first singles title since major hip surgery ended prematurely with defeat by 31st-ranked Alex de Minaur on Thursday at the Zhuhai Championships.The young Australian defeated the former world number one 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 and will play fourth seed Borna Coric from Croatia on Friday in the last eight. The 32-year-old Murray on Tuesday won his first ATP Tour singles match since career-saving surgery in January with a three-set victory over American Tennys Sandgren.Having enjoyed a day’s rest, he started with intent against De Minaur but failed to get his serve firing consistently and clocked up two double faults as he surrendered his second service game.But the Briton, number one in the world in 2016 but now a lowly 413, broke back twice and sealed the first set when the Australian seventh seed fired long.The 20-year-old De Minaur burst back in the second set however and Murray looked to be fading physically, the match going into a deciding set.Demon delivers a big win in Zhuhai 😈🇦🇺 @alexdeminaur defeats Andy Murray 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 to make the final eight at #ZC19 👊— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) September 26, 2019Murray will play the China Open in Beijing next week as he ramps up his return, but admitted to AFP this week that he does not expect to recapture the form that brought three Grand Slams.Top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas meanwhile had trouble breathing and quit his opening match before the deciding set.The 21-year-old Greek was the strong favourite against unseeded Adrian Mannarino of France and took the first set 6-3.But he appeared to labour badly after that, bending over several times on court and putting his hands on his knees.He lost the second set 7-5 and retired soon after, looking red in the face and burying his head in his hands.”I’m very sorry to all the fans who came to see me play tonight in Zhuhai,” said the world number seven. “I was trying my best but unfortunately I had to retire as I was struggling to breathe out on court.” Alex De Minaurandy murrayStefanos Tsitsipastennis First Published: September 26, 2019, 10:43 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

BJP rules out alliance with Ajmals AIUDF in Assam

first_imgNew Delhi, May 16 (PTI) BJP today ruled out joining hands with Badaruddin Ajmals AIUDF to form a government in Assam and claimed it will get absolute majority alone and two-thirds seats with its alliance partners.”There is no question of joining hands with AIUDF. We alone will get absolute majority and with our partners, we will get two-thirds seats,” BJPs chief ministerial candidate for Assam Sarbananda Sonowal told PTI.BJP fought the elections to the 126-member Assam Assembly along with AGP and Bodoland Peoples Front. The counting of votes will take place on May 19.Sonowal was replying to a question on whether BJP will forge alliance with Ajmal-led AIUDF in case it falls short of majority mark of 64.Asked about AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahantas statement that Sonowal is the BJPs chief ministerial candidate and not that of the alliance and his candidature was not formally conveyed to the allies, the Union Sports Minister said all partners went to the people before the polls with an “understanding and commitment” and everyone should respect it.”We went to the people with an understanding and alliance and people accepted it,” he said.Sonowal also said there was “no backdoor” understanding and everything was “very transparent” much before the election.”People have voted for us without prejudice. There was no confusion during the entire election process and there will be no confusion in the coming days too,” he said. PTI ACB TIR ZMN TIRlast_img read more