News UpdatesDelhi HC Directs SDMC To Deploy CRPF/Delhi Police Personnel To Man The Barricades Put Outside Nizamuddin West Colony [Read Order] Karan Tripathi18 May 2020 11:50 PMShare This – xIn a writ petition moved by the Residents Welfare Association, the Delhi High Court has directed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation to depute CRPF or Delhi Police personnel to man the barricades/pickets installed outside Nizamuddin West colony. The Single Bench of Justice C Hari Shankar has further directed that the same should be done, in accordance with the lockdown…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a writ petition moved by the Residents Welfare Association, the Delhi High Court has directed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation to depute CRPF or Delhi Police personnel to man the barricades/pickets installed outside Nizamuddin West colony. The Single Bench of Justice C Hari Shankar has further directed that the same should be done, in accordance with the lockdown guidelines issued by the Centre and the State Government, to keep the pickets/barricades manned, and to ensure that the colony does not become a thoroughfare for traffic. The order has come in a petition seeking installation of gates and continued existence of barricades outside Gates B1 and G8 of the Nizamuddin West society. Appearing for the Petitioner, Senior Advocate Kirti Uppal submitted that though there are barricades/pickets at the entrance and exit to the colony, they are not being manned, and as a result, the colony has become a thoroughfare. This, Mr Uppal submits, creates a serious health hazard, especially in the present situation, in which the city is ravaged by the COVID-2019 pandemic. Mr Uppal further informed the court that CRPF personnel , who were earlier manning the barricades, were removed, owing to some of the CRPF personnel having tested positive for COVID-2019. In light of these submissions, the court has also issued notices to the Central Government, SDMC, and SHO of the concerned police station. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
If you’re thinking about building, renovating, extending or upgrading your property, you need to visit BUILD this weekend.BUILD is the northwest’s most popular home expo event and takes place in Lurgybrack Open Farm, Letterkenny this Saturday 6th April, from 10am – 5pm and this Sunday 7th April from 11am – 4pm. Entry is free and this year promises to be the biggest show to date with 33 exhibitors from across all sectors of the house building and renovation process.For the past four years, the BUILD management team has worked together to showcase some of Donegal’s finest tradespeople and services. A key focus of the event is to highlight the breadth and quality of services available in Donegal and to encourage home-builders to keep business local.AIB is the main sponsor of BUILD which takes place this weekend. Pictured are (l-r) Maggie O’Donnell, Homes Advisor AIB Letterkenny, Darren Donaghy of Donaghy Safety Training, Gareth McLarnon of Glen Estates Estate Agents, Barry Naughton, Head of AIB Donegal, Bert Galbraith of Galbraith Construction, Garry Clarke of Lanigan Clarke Solicitors, Sally-Ann Mullholland, Head of Homes AIB Donegal and Bill Steele of Cullinane Steele Architects. Pic: Clive WassonDonegal has a wealth of experience and expertise in the construction sector and the idea behind BUILD was to bring all the leading industry experts together under one roof so developers, self-builders and fixer-uppers can access essential free information from leading experts and get the advice they need to make the right decisions for their build or renovation project. BUILD has grown from strength-to-strength and the event has established itself as one of the largest and most respected construction events in the northwest.Some of the BUILD management team on a site visit to Lurgybrack Open Farm, Lettekrenny ahead of this weekend’s event.The exhibitors will cover a range of sectors from planning experts and architects to legal advisors and flooring experts, as well as garden landscaping experts and suppliers who can talk you through energy efficient products, which can save thousands of euro in the long run. Even if you’re not building this year, you can learn a lot that will help you with a future build.BUILD is proudly supported by its main sponsor, AIB who has been backing the event since 2017. AIB’s lowest variable rate mortgage is the most competitive in the market and ensures a fair mortgage rate for its customers. Their mortgage approval also lasts twelve months, which is a big bonus. The AIB mortgage experts will be on hand at BUILD 19 this weekend to speak with anyone building, renovating or improving their homes. Entry to BUILD 19 is free of charge and there will be prizes and giveaways on the day. Facilities include ample car-parking, a heated building and an on-site café. For more information visit Build 19 on Facebook or email [email protected]: Why you should visit BUILD this weekend:Video not displaying? Watch it here on BUILD 19 Facebook. The BUILD exhibitors include; Allied Irish Bank (AIB), McDaids Bathrooms Pluming and Tiles, McClean Thermal Imaging, Spratt’s Fireplaces, Glenard Plant, Creative Landscaping Works, PJ Designs, Topline McCreary, Letterkenny Skip Hire, Joe McDaid Windows, North West Aluminium (NWA), Virtual Teic, Patterson Kitchens, Kangen Water For Life, Floor IT, PVC Fencing Donegal, Balcrete, Unique Blinds and Curtains, Watson Hire, Letterkenny Glass, City Electrical Factors, McTaggart Insulation, Key Stone Group, Ward Stone, Thin Stone Ireland, Kelco Communications, MI Flues, Galbraith Construction, Lanigan Clarke Solicitors, Cullinane Steele Architects, Glen Estates, Donaghy Safety Training and Efficient Renewables.Don’t miss BUILD at Lurgybrack Open Farm, Letterkenny this Saturday 6th April, from 10am – 5pm and this Sunday 7th April from 11am – 4pm. Property Focus: Don’t miss BUILD home expo this weekend was last modified: April 5th, 2019 by Gareth Mc LarnonShare 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:buildexhibitionGlen Estatesproperty
22 June 2011 United States First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg on Tuesday on the first leg of her trip to South Africa and Botswana. Accompanied by her mother Marian Robinson, her daughters Malia and Sasha, her niece Leslie and her nephew Avery, Mrs Obama met members of Mandela’s family and his wife, Graça Machel. Sello Hatang and Sahm Venter, the co-editors of the soon to be released book Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Quotations Book, presented Mrs Obama with an advance copy. Hatang and the head of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Verne Harris, showed the First Lady a display of archival items housed in the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, including prison desk calendars, notebooks and draft letters. She was introduced to the senior archivist, Razia Saleh. Mrs Obama expressed appreciation for the display saying, “You are doing very important work.” She then proceeded to Mandela’s house, where she paid him a courtesy call. Earlier in the day, the US First Lady visited President Jacob Zuma’s second wife, Nompumelelo Ntuli Zuma, at the President’s official residence in Pretoria.Packed schedule Following her visit to Mandela, she was due to make a stop at Johannesburg’s Apartheid Museum, which chronicles the history of the fight against white minority rule. Mrs Obama has a packed schedule that includes a trip to the memorial for Hector Pieterson in Soweto on Wednesday. She will also give a keynote address at a conference of the Young African Women Leaders Forum, a two-day meeting of 75 women aged 16 to 30 who are playing leadership roles across the continent. She will then jet off to Cape Town on Thursday, where she will meet with Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu before leaving for Botswana on Saturday. The White House says the First Lady’s visit will advance her husband’s foreign policy goals. The trip is a continuation of Michelle Obama’s work in engaging young people, especially girls and young women, at home and abroad. “This visit to two critical countries will underscore that the United States has an important stake in the success of Africa’s many nations and underscore the historic connections between the American people and those who live on the African continent,” the US embassy in South Africa said in a statement last week. “South Africa is a vital global partner for the United States, as political leader and economic engine on the continent, and a historic example of democratic transition in Africa and around the world.” SAinfo reporter and Nelson Mandela Foundation
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest KORUS trade deal updatePresident Trump announced that the United States and South Korea signed the revised free trade agreement between the countries. The United States-Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS)agreement, which was finalized earlier this year, was signed during the United Nations General Assembly meeting.The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, or KORUS, was one of several trade agreements scrutinized by the president during his 2016 election campaign. The National Pork Producers Council was pleased with the outcome of the renegotiations, with the new deal having little impact on agriculture. Most U.S. pork will continue to flow to South Korea with no tariff. (Prior to KORUS, Korean duties on U.S. chilled and frozen pork were 22.5% and 25%, respectively.) Last year, the United States shipped $475 million of pork to South Korea — a 30% increase over 2016 — making it the No. 5 U.S. pork export market.“We are entering into a new KORUS agreement that is a better deal for the entire United States economy, including the agricultural sector. This represents an important improvement in trade relations between our two nations, building on long-standing cooperation we have enjoyed,” said Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. “This agreement adds to the momentum building for President Trump’s approach to trade, which is to stand strong for America’s interests and strike better deals. I am optimistic that the dominoes will continue to fall: KORUS, then a new NAFTA, and new agreements with the European Union, Japan, and, most notably, China. As an avid sportsman, I would say ‘put this one in the bag and keep hunting for more.’”In other pork trade news, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative recently released a list of approximately $200 billion of Chinese goods subject to an additional U.S. import tariff. A new 10% tariff became effective Sept. 24. Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, the tariff will increase to 25%. In response, the Chinese government indicated it will impose additional tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods exported to China. U.S. pork is on two Chinese retaliation lists, suffering from significant punitive tariffs.
Learn how to paint with images and how to get the most out of the Paint Node inside Autodesk Smoke.I am not an artist…I freely and honestly admit that. But the Paint Node in Smoke, gives me the power to paint with pictures and create some artistic images. The Paint Node is often misunderstood and is also unfairly compared to the old desktop Paint Tool, which you can find in the Tools Tab.Although the two tools share the same name, each has its own unique features and each serves its own purpose. The Desktop Paint can create Vector Based Graphics and shapes as well as Autopaint.Autopaint allows you to record and playback paint strokes, as well as track them, which makes it excellent for clean up of moving images. The Paint Node in ConnectFX can also do clean up, but it’s more setup for quick frame clean ups in a moving clip. It’s also good for creating complex blending using moving clips.Smoke’s Paint Node:The Paint Node in Smoke ConnectFX is unique because it has a scalable painting, retouching or restoration workflow. The Paint Node automatically scales strokes when changing the resolution, ratio or bit depth of input clips, or when switching from Full Resolution to Proxy mode. So the strokes are more vector based, where the Paint Tool is raster based and does not scale and strokes are not repeatable based on new inputs. This scalability makes it ideal for working in the ConnectFX environment because you can change input clips, and the paint strokes are reapplied over the new images.The Paint Node accepts a front and matte clip as input, and creates a result and output matte clip. You can paint on on either the Front/Result and Matte Inputs with a variety of brushes and painting modes.The Smoke Paint Node’s most powerful feature is that you can add multiple Source and Matte inputs and use those inputs to create and isolate brush strokes on the result image. The mattes can also animate, which will reveal the paint strokes on the final result. By using moving mattes, your paint result will animate on.The UI of the Smoke Paint Node sort of breaks the normal left to right workflow of the other nodes. I would start at the Paint Mode Menu and first choose the Mode you want to Paint in. You can paint in Color, Clone, Reveal to other sources, Blur, Smear, and use an Impressionistic paint style. You can also choose the Blend Mode for your painting, reveal or clone.And the most important selection is the Paint On options. You need to change this to Sequence or From Frame if you want your paint strokes to be duplicated on more than just the current frame. The default is Current Frame, and there have been many times I have painted and cloned on frame 1 and forgot to change this setting, only having to paint it all again because I forgot to change the Paint On setting first.The Smoke Color Menu allows you to pick or dial in a color, or you can hit CTL+Click and sample a color from the image. You have a preset selection of brushes to work with.Under the Brush Attributes Menu there are many properties that you can set to give personality to the brush. You can set the Size, Rate, Pressure, Jitter, Direction and Roll of the brush by adjusting the percentage and how that stroke is applied based on Pressure, Direction, Constant, or Fade. You can also use the Luminance of the Front or Matte Clip to define how the brush is applied.Painting with Image Layers/Mattes and Reveal:Follow these steps for painting with layers in Smoke. Great for compositing work:Add a new layer by selecting the Paint Node and using the shortcut CTL+N. Connect a Front image and Matte image to the Media Node.Inside Paint, select Reveal under the Paint Mode Menu. You can adjust the opacity and Blend Mode of the stroke as desired.Select Sequence to paint on every frame of the clip.Select the media layer you want to reveal. You can chose the main layer or any layers you added.Set the Brush Attributes as desired.Paint on the screen. Your final result should be a reveal of the layer chosen in the media list over the main image. You can then toggle the media selection back to the main image and reveal back to itself to “erase” and strokes you want to undo. Or your can use another media layer and reveal it into the result.The Smoke Paint Node allows you to blend images much faster and with more detail and precision than you could just by keying and masking.You can use the Smoke GMask node to create a matte for your image to just paint or reveal within the matte area.Just by painting in simple Black, White & Gray, you can create animated masks that you can use to make unique and organic transitions. By saving the Smoke Paint Node setup you can recall this special transition anytime.By combining the Smoke Paint Node, and by using different brushes and paint modes like Smear and Impress with the Text Node as an input, you can can uniquely stylize your text as well as any plugin. By gradually painting the Text frame by frame, you can create a one-of-a-kind effect.Again, by saving the Paint Node you can reuse this effect on other clips.I wish I was more of an artist. But using the Paint node in Smoke ConnectFX, helps takes my compositing to a more artistic level.
SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES FILE – Russell Westbrook #0 and Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrate a dunk during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPOklahoma City Thunder stars Russell Westbrook and Paul George have both undergone successful surgeries to fix injuries ahead of next season, the club announced on Tuesday.Westbrook went under the knife to repair a ligament in his left hand and had also undergone an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee, the club said.ADVERTISEMENT Nuggets on verge of Western Finals trip after blowout of Trail Blazers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The 2016-2017 NBA MVP is expected to be fit to return to basketball activities in three weeks, the club said.George meanwhile had elective surgery on his right shoulder to address a tendon tear. He also faces further surgery on his left shoulder to repair a torn labrum, the team said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNo timetable was given for George’s likely return, with the club saying only that an update would be given ahead of the 2019-2020 season.Westbrook and George were key figures once again for the Thunder this season before the team exited in the opening round of the playoffs. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Westbrook averaged a triple-double for the third consecutive year (22.9 points, 11.1 rebounds, 10.7 assists), the first player in NBA history to accomplish the feat.George meanwhile averaged career highs in points (28), rebounds (8.2), assists (4.1) and steals (2.21).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next