How to Find Where You Used a Clip in Premiere Pro

first_imgHere’s the easiest way to find where you’ve used a clip in Premiere Pro CC 2015.Sometimes you need to be able to find a specific single clip in a large project or check that a clip has been replaced in every timeline you’re working in. Thankfully this is really easy to achieve in Premiere Pro. With this quick tip you’ll be able to find and jump to these specific places in no time at all.Why might you need to do this?You might need to do this when replacing temporary stock shots with the real, full-resolution footage or when you are replacing an old client logo with a new one. This is particularly useful when you have many sequences which all contain slight, but distinct, variations of the same edit. Maybe you need to find a specific shot in a timeline, but you can’t quite remember which one it’s in. So instead of rummaging around for ages, just do the following simple steps.Find Where a Clip is Used in Your Premiere Pro ProjectThere’s actually a couple of different ways to find where a specific clip has been used in Premiere Pro. We’ll go through both options, as they’re equally useful in different contexts.To find a clip when you know what the shot looks like from the camera original format of 00100.MTS, but you’re not sure of the clip name (like in the footage above that hasn’t been renamed), go to the bin where you think it might be and double click it to open it up into a new window.Turn on thumbnail view by pressing the icon highlighted above to view all your clips as video images and locate your clip.Click on the video or audio usage icons (depending on which element you’re looking for) to bring up a list of all the places where the clip has been used in your project. This shows the name of the timeline, followed by the clip name, followed by the timecode of every in point of that clip. So in the list above, you can see four instances of 00186.MTS in the ‘Cut Aways Grouped’ timeline.Click on an item in the list to open that timeline with the playhead at that specific timecode.Another Way To Find Clips in PremiereThere is another way to find where a clip has been used in your project and this method is much more useful when you know the name of the specific clip you are looking for. First of all, we’re going to right click (Ctrl+click on a Mac) on the properties bar at the top of the Project Panel to bring up the Metadata Display configuration window.This window allows you to select which metadata fields are displayed in the Project Panel in Premiere Pro CC 2015. We’re interested in the “turn on the Video Usage and Audio Usage columns.”In the Project Panel, scroll to the right to find the Video and Audio Usage metadata columns for the clip you are looking for.In this case, 00186.MTS. If you didn’t even know where the clip was to be found in the project’s bins and folders, you could simply type its name into the search box in the top left corner of the Project Panel.Next, click on the Video Usage disclosure triangle next to the number (which is telling you how many times the clip has been used across the project) to bring up the familiar list of places where the clip is to be found.In the image above you can see in the timeline where clip 00186.MTS has had a cut made in it which has produced the first three Cut Aways Grouped:00186.MTS In Points in the list, all with fairly close timecodes at 01:51:05, 01:51:08 and 01:51:12. So the list will show you every instance of an edit in that clip.Looking for a few more Premiere Pro tips? We’ve got ’em.Print Your Own Premiere Pro Keyboard Shortcuts!How to Batch Export Clips in Premiere ProCreate Quick and Easy Vignettes in Premiere ProGot any go-to tricks that make working in Premiere Pro easier? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

Guerrilla Sales Development

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Great ideas are all around you. Steal them and make them your own.Steal Ideas from Sales Letters and EmailsDon’t throw away the sales letters or delete the sales emails that are delivered to your inbox. Read every one of them before you hit the delete key or toss them in the garbage. When you find great sales language in a letter or an email, write it down and modify to fit your needs.Steal Language from Other People’s Sales CallWhen you go on a sales call with another sales person (or your sales manager), listen to the words they use and the ideas they share. While you are taking notes, shamelessly steal any good language they use so you can add it to your repertoire.When a salesperson calls on you, notice what they do that works for you and what doesn’t work. Ask yourself why whatever they’re doing is effective or ineffective. Then apply that thinking to your own sales game, looking for some small, valuable way you might improve by copping what was effective.Read with the Intention of Appropriating IdeasYou have countless opportunities to read. There are great business books and magazine everywhere. And the Internet is a fire hose of ideas, including some excellent ideas ready-made for your appropriation.Most of the time when we read, we think an idea is good, we nod in agreement, and we browse on. Instead read with the intention of finding a good idea that you can use in your sales practice. Appropriate that idea by writing it down, along with how and when you intend to use it. (I keep an Evernote notebook of ideas worth stealing and implementing).You are literally surrounded by great ideas. They come into your life daily. But most of the time you fail to take notice or ignore these ideas. Capture the great ideas that you come across and use them to develop your own sales game. In sales, things are either effective or ineffective (not right or wrong). Take what works.QuestionsWhere do you find good ideas?Where are there good ideas you might be overlooking?Do you seek out ideas you can appropriate for you own use? Or do you just nod and forget all about them?When you read, do you read to capture and act on the ideas that might work for you?last_img read more

The Indian Princess Who Became a South Korean Queen

first_imgAyodhya, which is best known as the birthplace of the Hindu god Ram, also however, holds special significance for some South Koreans – many believe they can trace their ancestry to the city.This belief comes from several historical Korean stories, which tell the story of an Indian princess – Suriratna – who married a South Korean king and started a dynasty.Read it at BBC Related Itemslast_img

Now, new Maharashtra BJP chief hints at a Karnataka-like situation in his State

first_imgSeveral legislators from the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress were in contact with the ruling BJP, newly-appointed Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil claimed on Thursday. He asserted that the Opposition camp would witness a spate of resignations in the coming week.“Had the Opposition MLAs resigned six months before the Assembly election, then it would have facilitated bypolls. Now with the Assembly elections barely three months away, a number of Congress and NCP legislators will be resigning in the coming 8-10 days. A number of their MLAs are in touch with us. They will be given entry in our party at the appropriate moment,” he told reporters before his tour of Solapur and Osmanabad districts.Mr. Patil, who is the Revenue Minister, however, refused to disclose any names. “Where is the fun once I reveal names. The joy of life is in its uncertainty,” he said.The top leadership of the Congress and the NCP had utterly lost people’s confidence following their rout in the recently Lok Sabha elections. “With its top leadership busy tendering their resignations, how can they [Congress-NCP leadership] expect their underlings to carry on working for the party” he asked.When asked if the entry of turncoats and their being given tickets would disgruntle loyalists, Mr. Patil said that no injustice would be done to BJP old-timers.“We only take steps to candidates or give ticket to nominees if we discern any winning potential in them. We changed candidates on as many as seven Lok Sabha seats [in Maharashtra] and all those who were newly awarded tickets carried the day for us,” he said. The BJP- Shiv Sena was planning its strategy in such a way that the coalition would win at least 220 Assembly seats.Mr. Patil reiterated that there was no ambiguity on the question of an alliance between the BJP and the Shiv Sena. Only the precise nature of the seat-sharing arrangement remained to be known. “There is no doubt whatsoever on the question of an alliance, only what will be its nature is known only to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Sena preident Uddhav Thackeray and BJP national president Amit Shah,” he said.State Congress head dismisses Patil’s claim Meanwhile, newly-appointed Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Balasaheb Thorat rubbished Mr. Patil’s ‘disclosure’ of Congress legislators resigning and joining the BJP as “ludicrous” and “laughable”.“There is no grain of truth in his [Mr. Patil’s] claims,” Mr. Thorat said in Mumbai. Dr. Vishwajeet Kadam, Congress MLA from Palus-Kadegaon in Sangli district, too, dismissed the BJP State chief’s “Goebbels-like rumours” as deliberately designed to mislead and create misconceptions just before the Assembly polls.“This is all the BJP’s doing. With such claims, Chandrakant Patil is deliberately trying to pollute the political climate just before the Assembly elections,” said Dr. Kadam, who is also one of the five newly-appointed working presidents of the MPCC. Earlier, Mr. Patil, in a remark that hinted at Dr. Kadam’s possible defection to the BJP, had said that it ought to come as no surprise if one of the five working presidents of the MPCC joined the BJP in the next 15-20 days. “Such statements [on Mr. Patil’s part] are utterly meaningless and unfounded…Like my father, the late Dr. Patagrao Kadam, I will always continue to remain a Congress loyalist,” Dr. Kadam stressed.last_img read more

Odisha to have sports policy soon, says Tusharkanti Behera

first_imgOdisha government on Friday said the State will soon have a sports policy of its own to promote various sports activities. This was stated by Sports and Youth Services Minister Tusharkanti Behera while replying to questions in the Assembly. Stating that the National Sports Policy is in force in the State, Mr. Behera said a draft on Odisha’s own sports policy has been prepared. However, the Minister said the State has a policy to release special grant to various sports associations for conducting national and international championship in Odisha under the aegis of the concerned recognised national federation. Replying to a question on the number of sports persons in the State, the Minister said no such survey has been done in Odisha. Sports persons are being given identity cards under various categories. He said sports persons, who have played at international sports events, have been provided jobs in various sectors. While sprint queen Dutee Chand got job in Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC), athlete Srabani Nanda was given job in Odisha Hydro Power Corporation (OHPC). A total of 96 sports persons have been given jobs in Odisha Police, he informed the Assembly.last_img read more

NBA: LeBron expresses gratitude to ex-Cavs’ GM David Griffin on Twitter

first_imgLeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavalier. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James’ annual social media blackout has come to an end, as the “The King” has been more visibly vocal online lately.After lambasting Golden State Warriors’ forward Draymond Green last week for his “Quickie” shirt, James this time addressed the sudden exit of the team’s general manager, David Griifin.ADVERTISEMENT “Thanks for what u did for the team for 3 yrs! We got us 1,” referring to the team’s 2016 NBA Championship trophy.Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck, meanwhile, also said Griifin’s exit left James “disappointed” and “concerned” about the future of the franchise.As of this writing, the Cavaliers organization has yet to announce Griffin’s replacement, but has been actively searching for one. Retired NBA champion and current ESPN broadcaster Chauncey Billups is rumored to be the heavy favorite for the position.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH BPC race far from Castro’s mind with title as his only goal Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games READ: LOOK: Green trolls Cavs with ‘Quickie’ shirt, LeBron reactsAfter news broke out that the 47-year-old executive would be relieved from his duties, James took to Twitter to thank him for his efforts for the past three years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: Cavs, GM Griffin part after 3 straight NBA Finals tripsIf no one appreciated you Griff I did, and hopefully all the people of Cleveland! Thanks for what u did for the team for 3 yrs! We got us 1🏆— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 20, 2017“If no one appreciated you Griff I did, and hopefully all the people of Cleveland!” James wrote, which has been retweeted over 18,000 times.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img What ‘missteps’? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

CHINA-3RDLD CLIMATE 2LAST

first_imgChina along with 195 other countries signed the ParisChina along with 195 other countries signed the Paris Agreement at UN Headquarters in New York on April 22, Earth Day, sending a strong message to the international community as it joins forces against global warming.Lawmakers of the Standing Committee of Chinas National Peoples Congress voted to adopt “the proposal to review and ratify the Paris Agreement,” state-run Xinhua news agency reported.”Ratifying the agreement accords with Chinas policy of actively dealing with climate change,” according to the proposal, which added that addressing climate change would help the country realise sustainable development.Meeting Obama after the climate announcement, Xi spoke highly of the interactions between the two leaders as their previous meetings “all produced important consensus”.”In particular, the decision to build a new type of major country relations between China and the US has led to a series of concrete achievements in bilateral ties,” Xi said, without making direct reference to the South China Sea dispute.Two-way trade, investment and personnel exchanges are at “historical highs”, he said.He said both the countries have worked together in combating climate change, advancing negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty. Establishing a mutual trust mechanism between the two militaries was also discussed.”Important progress was also made in fighting cyber crimes, coping with the Ebola epidemic in Africa, and facilitating a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue. All these have showcased the strategic importance and global influence of Sino-US relations,” Xi said. PTI KJV PMSadvertisementlast_img read more

Hospitality Guru, Brian Mazza Started his Career By Serving Jay-Z

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Today we speak to the President of Paige Hospitality Group, Brian Mazza on his career and personal style.I graduated from University of Rhode Island where I received a scholarship to play Division 1 Soccer.  After graduating in 2006 I moved to New York City with only $400.00 dollars to my name. I really didn’t know what field I wanted to jump into, but I knew I loved menswear and New York City.  After scoring a great job at Generra clothing as an Account Assistant, I thought this is it, this will be my future. Little did I know then, that everything in life comes full circle.After working there for six months, I realized very quickly that New York City was extremely expensive and I need a bigger plan. Timing is everything! It was at that time that my sister had already inserted my foot into the nightclub world.My sisters client and friend, Rachel Uchitel needed a “ bottle runner” to work outside the nightclub Dune, in Southampton (which was owned by my current partner Matt Shendell).  I quickly became enamored by the nightlife scene.I was making quick money and rubbing elbows with the best of the best.  Hosting A-Listers such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Rihanna, Jay-Z and Puffy became the norm and soon I couldn’t fathom doing anything else as a career. After working a couple of weeks for Matt Shendell, he was slowly becoming my mentor on many different levels. I decided to quit Generra in order to work for him full time although he didn’t have a position for me.I became a host at his restaurant/lounge Honey in Chelsea where I quickly learned the ins and outs of the restaurant business over the next two years.  Growing the business at a favorable pace, I became a manger then jumped into the corporate hospitality department.Fast forward to 2009 where Matt and I created The Ainsworth, the nationally recognized sophisticated sports bar.  We took New York City by storm when we created and launched the very first Sunday Funday Football Party where the who’s who of every industry wanted a table.  With such rapid growth and demand for the brand we elevated our Food & Beverage program, which garnered interest from prominent media such as The New York Times Dining & Style section.With the brand picking up steam, many people were constantly asking me where I was getting my suits and shirts. I was using a tailor in Harlem, and making him rich because I kept sending him lots of clients. Soon after, I decided to capitalize on this as I decided to create the Windsor custom brand.Windsor Custom became our appointment only Men’s Custom Clothing company nestled below our original Ainsworth location on 26th street between 6th and 7th.  With The Ainsworth being the home of the who’s who daily and Windsor Custom getting major buzz from the media, this is where things started to get fun.On December 15th, 2011, Eric Wilson formerly of The New York Times splashed our business on the front and back page of the style section with the title,  “Custom Shirts With Shots”!  From there business catapulted and we started dressing professional athletes and celebrities for award shows ( Mel Brooks for Drive ) and famous D.J.’s such as Diplo.  Five years later, and the Windsor Custom brand is still going strong.We have now opened our fifth Ainsworth in the tri-state area, a biergarten in the Gansevoort Hotel, a gastropub in the Financial District, and our lovely property in Southampton, Southampton Social Club!  As each brand continues to evolve so has our hospitality group, Paige Hospitality, where we plan to continue expanding our Ainsworth brand nationally.As for my personal style:Jeans: AG Demin – DylanShirts: Windsor CustomPants: Windsor Custom / LululemonSuits: Windsor CustomShoes: Paul SmithAccessories:Watch:Rolex Skydweller / Panerai LuminorHat: RWTWJewelry: David YurmanOuterwear: Moncler / BellstaffFavorite Cologne: DiptyqueYour favorite App: SnapChatFavorite piece of technology: iPhoneNext tech purchase: PetCube to watch my animals Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Should Bars Be Kid and Dog-Friendly? We Asked the Experts The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffalast_img read more

Sharpe Brook Trail Bridge Repair

first_imgTrail users are asked to use caution around the Sharpe Brook trail bridge near Cambridge, Kings Co. The bridge will be removed on July 16 for replacement. The bridge and three others on an abandoned railway corridor were closed in June for safety reasons. Barricades and signs are in place to warn of the closures. Work will be done to the abutments before the new Sharpe Brook bridge is put in place and opened. Cornwallis River Pathways Society is continuing its work with the departments of Natural Resources and Health Promotion and Protection to upgrade this section of the Kings County railway corridor for recreational trails.last_img read more

Halifax to Host Liberal Party of Canada 2018 Biennial Convention

first_imgAnother major event has chosen the new Halifax Convention Centre. The Liberal Party of Canada today, Jan. 27, announced that the Halifax Convention Centre has been selected to host the 2018 Biennial Convention, April 19-22. “We continue to attract significant conventions that reinforce Nova Scotia’s strengths as a world-class event hosting destination and platform for important conversations,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “I know Nova Scotians will share in my pride and excitement in welcoming this event.” This is the first time Nova Scotia has hosted the national convention, which will attract thousands of attendees from across Canada, generating an estimated $3 million in direct spending. “Halifax is a connected, innovative and vibrant city,” said Halifax Mayor Mike Savage. “We are unparalleled hosts and we look forward to welcoming this and the many gatherings to come in the Halifax Convention Centre.” Out of the many cities that bid to host the national convention, Halifax stood out for its event hosting expertise, state-of-the-art new convention centre, easy access through an award-winning airport, and ability to offer delegates activities and experiences that extend beyond the convention floor. “Our new centre is a catalyst for connections between Nova Scotia and the world,” said Carrie Cussons, acting president and CEO, Halifax Convention Centre Corp. “This is an exciting win for our community, and we look forward to working together to create a truly unique experience for the Liberal Party and their guests.” Past conventions were held in Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver, with the most recent taking place in Winnipeg. The Halifax Convention Centre is part of the Nova Centre, a one-million square-foot, mixed-used development including a hotel, financial tower and retail space. It is the largest integrated development project in the province’s history. The funding of the convention centre is shared between three levels of government, totalling $169.2 million.last_img read more

Arms dealer held in Baruipur

first_imgKolkata: A huge quantity of firearms were seized from Baruipur on Wednesday and an arms racketeer has been arrested in this connection.According to police sources, on Wednesday morning sleuths got a tip-off that one Barkatulla Laskar is running a firearms racket at his house at Bakultala in Baruipur. Immediately, police raided his house. During the search , sleuths found one double barrel pipe gun, one six chamber revolver, one 9 mm pistol along with magazine, one 7 mm pistol along with two magazines, one single shoter pipe gun, 12 live bullets of small fire arms, 13 bullets of three rifles, 10 kg explosives and 4 crude bombs from his house. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDuring the preliminary investigation, sleuths came to know that Laskar used to import illegal firearms from Munger in Bihar and sell them to local people. It is suspected that he had recently imported the firearms to use during the polls. It is suspected that apart from Laskar many more persons are involved in the racket. Sleuths have launched an extensive search operation to nab other connected with the racket. Last month, huge quantity of fire arms were seized from Kultali and Diamond Harbour. An arms factory was busted at Napitkhali in Kultali. Police had raided a house and found huge numbers of fire arms. In the factory, mainly small firearms were being manufactured. Sleuths had found the fire arms, which were already packed and ready to be delivered. Two persons were arrested in this connection.last_img read more

FEATURE Central African Republics Parliament seated after UN support for polls

Preparations for the second round Sensitive electoral material arrived in Bangui, in preparation for the second round of the presidential elections to be held in Photo: MINUSCA First round of elections Central Africans in the capital Bangui vote in the presidential election in December 2015. Photo: MINUSCA First round of elections Central Africans in the capital Bangui vote in the presidential election in December 2015. Photo: MINUSCA First round of elections Central Africans in the capital Bangui vote in the presidential election in December 2015. Photo: MINUSCA Second round of elections Polling sites in the second round of the presidential election and in the legislative polls. Photo: MINUSCA First round of elections Central Africans in the capital Bangui vote in the presidential election in December 2015. Photo: MINUSCA Second round of elections Polling sites in the second round of the presidential election and in the legislative polls. Photo: MINUSCA Second round of elections Polling sites in the second round of the presidential election and in the legislative polls. Photo: MINUSCA First round of elections Central Africans in the capital Bangui vote in the presidential election in December 2015. Photo: MINUSCA ‹ › Both candidates reiterated to MINUSCA their adherence to the Electoral Code of Conduct and their commitment to peaceful electoral campaigns. Following the 14 February vote, President Toudera was inaugurated on 30 March, in a ceremony in Bangui which was attended by the head of UN peacekeeping, Under-Secretary-General Hervé Ladsous, and other senior officials from the international community. “Today, the situation – for which we have waited for three years – is a decisive symbol of the Central African Republic’s return on the road of progress, development and reconciliation,” Mr. Ladsous said. “The time has come! We want this President to put an end to the crisis we’ve been going through for a long time now,” a spectator at President Touadera’s inauguration told Guira FM. Preparations for the second round Sensitive electoral material arrived in Bangui, in preparation for the second round of the presidential elections to be held in Photo: MINUSCA Preparations for the second round Sensitive electoral material arrived in Bangui, in preparation for the second round of the presidential elections to be held in Photo: MINUSCA ‹ › The UN helped to make sure that not only citizens of CAR within the country’s borders could vote, but also those seeking refuge in neighbouring Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo. Tripartite agreements were worked out with the Governments of those asylum countries, allowing the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to provide logistical support to National Electoral Authorities to refugee camps and urban refugee settlements and for registration materials prior to and during the vote. As a result, the turnout rate for the first round of the presidential elections among the registered refugee population was 61 per cent, while the turnout rate for the second round was 40 per cent of registered refugees. For all voters, there was outreach to teach them about the elections and the importance of voting. In Ippy town, Ouaka County, local resident Madina Dia, helped to organize a workshop with MINUSCA’s support. Dozens of people attended from local authorities and communities, including religious leaders, youth and women. “For the elections to go well, we have to encourage the population to vote en masse,” said Ms. Dia. The workshop also covered the role that media play during elections, such as helping to explain the process and strengthening messages of peace and social cohesion, according to participant, Mathurin Lakara. First round of votingOn 30 December 2015, after three days of delays, military and police unity from the 11,000-strong MINUSCA joined soldiers from the French Sangaris force and local security teams in “a strategy of pre-emption, prevention and reaction to anticipate, prevent and react against all imponderables and all risks,” the Mission reported. Throughout the country, more than 62 per cent of the eligible population turned out to cast ballots in a mostly peaceful first round of the presidential and legislative elections. “I voted because I’ve suffered long enough. Central Africans have suffered a lot. We must vote! It is our civic duty, as citizens,” said one voter interviewed by MINUSCA’s Guira FM radio. Another said that she had been waiting in line for some time, but was determined to cast her ballot: “It doesn’t even discourage me because the future of my country is at work. It’s my duty. I have to vote.” As none of the 30 presidential candidates met the required threshold of 50 per cent vote, the elections went to a second round. Visiting polling sites, Mr. Onanga-Anyanga, said that by voting, people had shown they wanted a “peaceful and absolutely transparent” electoral process. “These people want to move on,” he added. “These people want to turn the page.” The polls were preceded by a referendum on 13 December, extended to 14 December, for a proposed new constitution that would limit future presidents to two five-year terms in office. The referendum passed with 93 per cent of the votes. Second round of the electionOn 6 February, the two candidates for the second round of presidential elections, Anicet-Georges Dolonguele and Faustin Archange Touadera, officially launched their campaigns. Second round of elections Polling sites in the second round of the presidential election and in the legislative polls. Photo: MINUSCA Second round of elections Polling sites in the second round of the presidential election and in the legislative polls. Photo: MINUSCA ‹ › Preparations for the pollsMINUSCA was established in 2014 to protect civilians and support the transitional government. When the UN Security Council renewed the Mission’s mandate for another year in April 2015, one of the roles of UN peacekeepers was to work on an urgent basis to support the Transitional Authorities, headed by Bangui’s former mayor Catherine Samba-Panza, and the National Electoral Authority (NEA), to hold “free, fair, transparent and inclusive presidential and legislative elections.” That meant supporting a constitutional referendum on 13 December and legislative and presidential elections in late December, February and March. Around 9 December, the first flights with electoral materials, including ballots for the second round of the presidential and the annulled legislative elections, arrived at Bangui’s Mpoko airport. From Bangui, MINUSCA transported the sensitive materials – including ballot papers, boxes and voting screens – to polling locations throughout the capital. The Mission also deployed electoral documents, as well as electoral workers, to five of the 16 prefectures. “Given the conditions in the country we had to move by air roughly over 350 tons of materials in coordination with the national authorities,” said Alain Nkanga, a MINUSCA Electoral Officer involved with the logistics. “I recall that for the referendum when we received the ballot paper, it was four days before the elections. In principle it is very difficult to deploy that much material in just four days, including to far off villages. But thanks to the good cooperation with Government, this challenge was met.” Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the country, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, said the operation’s contribution was crucial to the success of this process.“We worked hand-in-hand with the Transitional Authorities, other key international partners of the G8-CAR and the whole UN family in the country,” Mr. Onanga-Anyanga said, referring to the group which includes representatives of the UN, the African Union, Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), European Union (EU), France, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), United States, and the World Bank.“Most importantly, it was the massive mobilization of the Central African people that made a huge difference,” Mr. Onanga-Anyanga added. His comments followed a meeting with the newly elected National Assembly which opened its first extraordinary session in the capital, Bangui, on 3 May, with 128 out of the 140 Members of Parliament. The remaining 12 parliamentarians will be elected during partial elections scheduled for 15 May. The opening session took place one month after the inauguration of President Faustin Archange Toudera, the first elected leader in the country since March 2013 when a coup by Séléka rebels toppled the Government of former President Francois Bozize. The coup sparked fighting that killed thousands and forced one-fifth of the country’s population to flee, causing communities to split along ethnic and religious lines. The situation in the CAR today is very different from what it was in 2013, but much remains to be done. MINUSCA peacekeepers have played a key role in helping the country move towards greater political stability, from assisting with early planning to transporting ballots and securing electoral sites. Preparations for the second round Sensitive electoral material arrived in Bangui, in preparation for the second round of the presidential elections to be held in Photo: MINUSCA Preparations for the second round Sensitive electoral material arrived in Bangui, in preparation for the second round of the presidential elections to be held in Photo: MINUSCA read more

Major gold silver and copper projects underway in Mexico

first_imgSpeaker’s from some of the country’s leading mining companies presented at BNamericas Mexico Mining Summit in Mexico City (May 22-23) and outlined projects that will greatly increase Mexico’s mining output. BNamericas reports that the projects, owned by major producers such as Grupo México subsidiary Southern Copper (SCC), Mexico City-based Fresnillo and US-based Coeur Mining, along with development company Chesapeake Gold, should generate an additional 63 Moz of silver, 898,0000 oz of gold and 318,400  copper annually once in production.SCC’s pipeline of projects is expected to produce an additional 318,400 t copper, 5.27 Moz silver and 21,000 oz gold annually by 2018, Vidal Muhech, Vice President of projects, said. Projects include the $1.38 billion concentrator with a molybdenum circuit, which is expected to produce 188,000 t copper, and the $174.7 million Angangueo polymetallic mining project in Michoacán state. These projects will also produce zinc, molybdenum and lead.In addition, SCC is in the process of a $2.8 billion investment program at its Buenavista copper mine in Sonora state, which will see production increase from 180,000 t to 488,000 t by 2015, the company said previously.Fresnillo plans to increase annual production to 65 Moz/y silver by 2018 from 41 Moz in 2012, CEO Octavio Alvídrez told the summit, with the growth planned from a number of projects including San Julián on the Durango/Chihuahua border, the Saucito II silver-gold expansion project in Durango and the Herradura dynamic leaching plant in Sonora state. The company also plans to increase gold production to 500,000 oz/y from 473,034 oz in 2012.Coeur Mining’s La Preciosa silver-gold project in Durango state is set to produce up to 9 Moz/y of silver and 10,000 oz of gold, with initial production expected in 2H18, Joe Phillips, Senior Vice President and Development Director explained.Chesapeake’s Metates project, also in Durango state, will be one of the world’s biggest gold and silver mines once built, President Randy Reifel said, annually producing 845,000 oz gold and 25 Moz silver, along with 150 Mlb zinc. The company expects the $4.3 billion project to begin production in 2018.Mexico produced 162.2 Moz of silver in 2012, according to the Silver Institute, making it the world’s largest producer. Gold output reached 2.8 Moz last year, according to figures from the US Geological Survey, while Mexican copper production was an estimated 500,000 t.last_img read more

Facebook cofounder selling 10M shares worth 300 million

first_imgWith a company potentially worth 50 billion dollars, news that one of the Facebook co-founders is looking to sell 10 million of their shares has left investors at Wall Street a little baffled.It is a little strange that a co-founder would want to give up such a large portion of his stake in what is one of the most successful companies in the world, but at this stage we do not know which co-founder is interested in selling. However, the choices are pretty simple really as it can only be whittled down to four individuals: CEO Mark Zuckerberg, co-founders Chris Hughes, Dustin Moskovitz or Eduardo Saverin.AdChoices广告A sale of 10 million shares would only represent about a half of 1 percent in the company anyway, but it would still bring to the table a small fortune to whoever sold them. Currently each share is worth $30, so by doing some basic math’s the result would amount to a cool $300 million.At the moment Facebook co-founder shares have no restrictions on transfer, but the company last year implemented a new rule that can affect sales of future shares, thus limiting their transferability. So this could be why one of the co-founders is selling out his shares now, or maybe he sees something coming we do not know about, but either way it should not be long before the person is named and an explanation will follow we are sure.Read more at the NewYork Postlast_img read more

Good to Let Subscribers Name Their Own Price

first_imgIn the footsteps of other magazines like Paste and Premier Guitar, Good is launching a three-month-long campaign in which readers can name their own price for a yearlong subscription.In addition to increasing its subscriber base, Good is hoping the initiative raises money for its Choose Good campaign, for which it donates 100 percent of its subscription revenue to nonprofit organizations, a Good spokesperson told FOLIO:. Since launching two years ago, Good has donated more than $850,000 to global non-profits, the company says.The “choose your price” initiative, which kicks off Thursday, will be launched in conjunction with a partnership with Starbucks in which Good will publish the Good Sheet, a weekly newsprint publication featuring content the companies say will “bring Americans together to talk about issues that matter.” “The Good Sheet is an unconventional, creative and fresh platform that will allow individuals to link up and discuss important social issues that touch us all,” Good CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement. The Good Sheet will be available in Starbucks locations over the next three months. Greenblatt, who was named Good’s first CEOin April, co-founded Ethos Water in 2002 and helped sell the company toStarbucks three years later in 2005.Late last year, Decatur, Georgia-based music magazine Paste launcheda month-long pay-what-you-want subscription offer which president TimRegan-Porter said addedroughly 28,000 paid subscribers to its list. The initiative was inspired byexperimental rock band Radiohead, which asked fans to pay what they wanted fora digital download of its then most recent album.The average price for a subscription to Good, whichpublishes six times a year, is $20, according to the spokesperson.last_img read more

WarnerMedia could be getting JJ Abrams Bad Robot shows

first_img Post a comment J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles preview LIttle Voice 3:28 Crutchfield $179 Tags See All Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Apple Mentioned Above Apple TV 4K (32GB) Share your voice See it $179 Apple 0 See It Review • Apple TV 4K review: The best TV streamer keeps getting better See Itcenter_img Preview • Apple TV 4K: New $179 Apple streamer adds HDR, better gaming Bad Robot content could be coming to WarnerMedia. Bad Robot WarnerMedia has reportedly beat out Apple, NBCUniversal and other media companies to secure streaming content from J.J. Abrams. The deal is worth around $500 million, a report says.Abrams runs media company Bad Robot with his wife, Katie McGrath. Bad Robot is responsible for shows and movies including Westworld, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Lost, Fringe, Mission: Impossible Fallout, Star Trek, Cloverfield and Alias. The deal entered final negotiations Monday, The New York Times reported, citing two sources involved. It said the deal will cover TV shows, movies, music, digital content, consumer products and even video games.The reported WarnerMedia deal comes despite J.J. Abrams in April signing on with Apple TV Plus to produce a third show for the service, Stephen King’s Lisey’s Store.According to the Times, Bad Robot content was last sold off in a deal to Paramount back in 2006 for between $55 million and $65 million.AT&T’s WarnerMedia service will reportedly be available in beta later this year, and could be available fully by March 2020.Last week, it was reported that AT&T could be dropping its plans for a three-tiered streaming service in favor of combining its Warner Bros., Cinemax and HBO content into one offering of around $16 or $17 a month.John Stankey, an AT&T executive heading up WarnerMedia, said last year that the streaming service would cost more than HBO Now’s $15-a-month subscription.  WarnerMedia didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Best Buy Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? $169 $179 Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier CNET may get a commission from retail offers. • Now playing: Watch this: Apple TV 4K Apple reading • WarnerMedia could acquire J.J. Abrams content for $500 million Mobile Media Streamers Mobile Apps TV and Movies See Itlast_img read more