How to Get Hired as a Video Professional

first_imgThere are many outlets for employment in the video industry, it’s simply a matter of positioning yourself so you are visible and well-represented to employers. Here’s how to get hired as a video professional.Sometimes, we find ourselves searching for work in a certain niche that we think we belong in, but it’s important you don’t let preconceived notions limit your access to quality opportunities. For example, many of us come out of school certain that we will become professional, classically-defined filmmakers but, frankly, those jobs are limited.If you haven’t already, consider other kinds of production, like commercials, reality television, or even corporate marketing and training videos. There are many opportunities to be creative and produce beautiful work in areas you may not be thinking about (often with the added bonus of a more preferable work/life balance).NetworkingImage from SXSWRegardless of your field, the single best way to get work is through people you know. This has proven true for me and those I know time and again. Start early and don’t ever stop!In fact, I wish I would have been more intentional about networking earlier in my life. Even if you are still in school, use that opportunity to create connections! You are surrounded by a built-in network of people who are preparing themselves to go out into the work force. They may not be a professional resource in the near term, but foster relationships with people who are smart and who are driven, or who you find common ground with, because, down the line, those relationships will be very valuable when you are looking for employment.Networking in school is a less formal version of the practice, but the value is that you can foster the relationship on a personal level without any of the baggage of the quid pro quo nature of most professional interactions. Relying on family members can be a mixed bag, but often reaching out to relatives can be beneficial, too (they should have a vested interest in your success, after all!).If you are post-graduation, don’t give up on tapping into that network. Get involved in alumni organizations or reach out to the career center at your school and ask them for ideas for organizations or clubs to join. Connect with old friends online and, if they are working in your field, reach out to them.Image from ShutterstockThe goal can’t always be to find a job directly from those in your network. A great way to utilize those you’re connected to is to ask them for “warm introductions” to people that may be in their network. Look at their LinkedIn profiles to see who they are connected to and if you find anyone who you may be interested in meeting, ask them to write a simple email of introduction. The recipient will be far more likely to talk to you or help you out if they know you have a mutual connection.For professional networking events, look on Facebook, LinkedIn, or MeetUp.com for industry organizations in your area. Good keywords in this search are “[Your Town] Producer’s Association” or “Filmmaker’s Group.” Find an open meeting or networking event, bring your business cards, and show up! For nearly all of us, networking is unpleasant. The hardest part is making yourself actually show up and walk through the door, but once you are there, you’ll find others that are happy to talk to you (because they’re uncomfortable, too!). In fact, a great ice breaker can be, “Man, I always feel so awkward at these, don’t you?”If you’re not comfortable talking about yourself, be prepared to ask questions of others. In fact, it’s good practice to have a few prepared questions you can ask others about themselves.  It helps keep a conversation going and some people really enjoy the opportunity to talk about what they do. How did they get into their profession? What kinds of projects have they worked on? If you hear something you can relate to or you’re interested in, use that as an opportunity to share a little about yourself or ask follow-up questions. Just remember, the more often you can rally yourself to attend these events, the easier they get.Go SearchingImage from Bootstrap BayProducers want to find a talented crew that they can trust and will always be on the lookout for those people. Beyond networking, they use other resources to fill open positions.One great resource is Staff Me Up, a production-specific, nationwide job posting site.Look for gigs on your state’s film commission or entertainment department’s website for listings. These sites can also inform you of work limitations in your state, like union or guild requirements.Your ResumeImage from Design InfographicsWe work in a creative field and employers want to see a creative resume (if you are applying for a job that requires a resume). Submitting a plain-text Word document may not necessarily hurt you, but it won’t do anything to help you stand out from the rest either. A quality resume is an effort multiplier — it takes some time to do it right, but it will continue to yield you better results every time you use it down the road.Use Behance.net or other resume design sites to look at designer’s resumes to find inspiration for yours. If you’re not comfortable building something from scratch, download a resume template.Take time to get the wording just right. You can find lots of advice about what content to include in your resume. Then go the extra mile to double and triple-check each sentence and the visual layout. Be sure to watch your spacing and alignment; we work in a visual industry and those who will employ you want to know that you can identify visual errors. Also, spelling or grammatical errors will irritate an attention-detailed producer, and may automatically disqualify you from employment, depending on the temperament of the employer.If you don’t have a lot of credits to your name, make sure you have a well-written summary statement that highlights your abilities, your competencies, and your goals.Your Online ReputationImage from TIMEThe first thing many employers will want to see is your website and portfolio, so make sure those are updated with your latest and best work.Almost always, if you work in production, you need a reel of your work. Depending on the types of projects or the clients you’ve worked with, you may not be able to use certain collateral. Ask them if it’s okay to use samples from content they own. Sometimes you can use clips as long as you don’t use the original audio. If you‘re not sure, it’s best not to risk copyright infringement!With regard to social media, if your personal profiles are public, you need to be especially careful. Just be mindful of what you are putting out there into the great ether that is the internet.  As Susan Adams with Forbes.com put it:Keep private things private, while assuming nothing is truly private.It’s important to be present on social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn because it allows people to get a better sense for who you are. Use these platforms to promote your work, if possible. Share production stills or industry related article or blogs you like.But keep in mind that what you post can hurt you too (especially as election season rolls around).The bottom line is that, if you look for them, there are opportunities to connect all around you. Whether it’s face to face or online, engage with others and be prepared to share your experience and knowledge. And don’t limit yourself by what you think you should be doing. Sometimes it’s worth it to take a low-paying Production Assistant gig if it means you can form relationships with new people you’d like to work with or get to know. Be mindful, be intentional, and don’t give up!Got any job-hunting tips for your peers? Share them in the comments below!last_img read more

Lewis Howes: What Is Greatness and How to Be Great – Episode #68

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:29 — 38.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWhat is greatness?Have you ever thought about it? We look at athletes and leaders and musicians and say they are “great,” but what do we really mean? It has something to do with skill and competence, but there’s more to it than that. It has to do with the character that has enabled that person to achieve the things they have, to attain levels of expertise or knowledge or ability that few others reach. On this episode Lewis Howes talks with Anthony about what it means to be great and what it takes to get there. You won’t hear a better conversation on the subject of greatness, so be sure you set aside the time to listen to this one.Lewis Howes on What Is Greatness and How to Be Great – on this episodeClick To TweetBecoming a great speaker, entrepreneur, and coach.Lewis Howes was a 20-something year old when he walked into an Ohio Toastmasters group where he first met Anthony Iannarino. It was there that Anthony saw Lewis mature into a truly powerful speaker who was aiming at the top – at greatness. The two of them quickly became friends and each think deeply about the subject of greatness – that’s why this conversation is so enjoyable. You’ll hear Lewis talk about his own pursuit of greatness as a speaker, business leader, coach, and athlete – and you’ll get to hear his thoughts on what truly makes a person great in any discipline.What does it take to achieve greatness?When asked the question Lewis Howes gives a few responses. First, in order to achieve greatness Lewis believes that you have to believe that you are worthy to reach the point of being called “great.” If you’re not able to believe that you deserve it you’ll likely never be able to accomplish it – and even if you do, you won’t believe you have. But more so, it has to do with belief in your ability to reach a point of greatness at all. If you want to hear more of Lewis’ insights into the topic this episode is for you.What does it take to achieve greatness?Click To TweetWhat is greatness? How would YOU define it?Naturally, every discipline or area has its own particulars as to what makes someone “great” in the field of competitors or participants. For that reason alone “greatness” cannot be defined by a set of acquired skills. It has more to do with the inner person, the character, discipline, and mindset they bring to the things they do. On this episode Lewis Howes shares his insights about the question, “What is greatness?” by retelling some of the stories and situations from his podcast interview series, “The School of Greatness.”Would you like to attend Lewis Howes’ Summit of Greatness for $100 off?Since Lewis and Anthony have been friends for so long Lewis was happy to provide a discount to his upcoming event – The Summit of Greatness – to anyone who listens to In The Arena. If you’d like to have $100 off the registration price all you have to do is go to Lewis’ event website mentioned on this episode and enter the code “Be Great” in the discount coupon field. It’s a gift from Lewis and Anthony to you. And by the way, you’ll get to meet Anthony there if you attend.Would you like to attend Lewis Howes’ Summit of Greatness for $100 off?Click To TweetOutline of this great episode How Anthony met Lewis Howes at Toastmasters. What Lewis does on his podcast and how he came up with the name. Lewis’ top interviews (in his opinion). What is greatness? People Lewis believes demonstrate greatness. Lewis’ book: School of Greatness – dealing with adversity. Dealing with the feelings and dialogue that go on inside. What mindset is necessary for greatness? How the results you produce depends on the energy you have physically. What Lewis is reading right now. The person who’s had the biggest impact on Lewis’ thinking. What job Lewis would be doing if he wasn’t doing what he’s doing now. What Lewis wants to be remembered for. Lewis’ event: The Summit of GreatnessOur Sponsors:Swag IQwww.PreOrder.TheOnlySalesGuide.comResources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.LewisHowes.comwww.SummitOfGreatness.com  – use the coupon code “Be Great” for $100 off.The School of Greatness PodcastToastmasterswww.HowToPlanASalesCall.com098233320X 0143038419162336596107432267551938289536187842431900611224160307465357The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTweets you can use to share this episodeBecoming a great speaker, entrepreneur, and coach ~ with Lewis Howes on this episodeClick To TweetWhat is greatness? How would YOU define it?Click To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Nissan to have 240 dealerships by March

first_imgMumbai, Sep 17 (PTI) Japanese car maker Nissan India will ramp up its dealerships to 230-240 by March from 200 it already has, as part of its three-pronged strategy of more products, more customers and more customer touch-points. “We will have 230 to 240 dealerships by the end of the current fiscal year and 300 by March 2017. We have launched 19 dealerships this year so far, with the latest being in Mumbai the other day,” Nissan India managing director Arun Malhotra told PTI. Nissan is present across 124 cities with 200 dealerships since it entered the country five years ago. He said the companys efforts at increasing network quality, or having more customer touch-points has seen the customer satisfaction score jumping to No 3 this year from a distant No 9 two years ago. Recently, JD Power Asia Pacific ranked Nissan India No 3 in terms sales satisfaction in 2015. When asked about Nissans plans to launch premium SUVs and sports cars in the country, Malhtora said a decision on the same will be announced within a month under their strategy of Hello Model strategy next month, which is aimed at enhancing customer delight and bringing excitement to the market. He said during the current financial year alone, Nissan has already opened 18 outlets in metropolitan as well as non-metro cities. Nissan India sells the hatchback Micra, the MUV Sunny, Terrano the SUV and the sedan apart from the hatchback Go from its Datsun stable and has a manufacturing facility in Chennai in partnership with its global partner Renault. Earlier this month, Nissan India president Guillaume Sicard had said the company was keen to bring in some of the high-end performance cars and sports utility vehicles from its global portfolio here next year. “We have a plan to evolve our product line-up. As for 2017, we will have a renewal of all Nissan models. I cannot disclose too much but we are changing the tone of our products, injecting a strong amount of style and also being very SUV oriented. We also want to bring in performance cars and SUVs into this market,” Sicard had told PTI. He further said Nissan is busy studying on importing some performance cars or sport SUVs. While he did not name the models, globally it sells various sports cars such as the GT-R, 370Z Roadsters and SUVs like Patrol. Last year, Nissan launched the Datsun Go here, marking the global comeback of the brand after nearly three decades. But so far it has got only a lukewarm response. PTI BEN NRB MRadvertisementlast_img read more

Herath leads Lanka’s crushing win over Bangladesh

first_imgPublished on SHARE SHARE EMAIL rangana herath   –  Reuters cricket COMMENT SHARE × COMMENTS rangana herath   –  Reuters Sri Lanka Bangladesh March 11, 2017 Rangana Herath grabbed six wickets in the second innings to become Test cricket’s most successful left-arm spinner as Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 259 runs in their first Test at Galle today.Herath finished with 6-59, his 23rd five or more wicket haul, which took his tally in Tests to 366 wickets, going past New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori, who has 362 wickets to his name.His exploits helped Sri Lanka dismiss Bangladesh for 197 runs in the second innings in less than two sessions on the fifth day after the visitors resumed play promisingly on 67-0.“I would say kind of a big achievement, but I must thank every single person who has supported me — the support staff, my family — I want to say thank you to all of them,” Herath said about his record.“Everybody chipped in and I must congratulate everyone because it is a team effort,” he said about the victory.Herath claimed four of the last five wickets that fell in the post-lunch session as Bangladesh were folded in 60.2 overs to hand Sri Lanka a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series.Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera claimed two wickets in the morning to trigger the collapse in Bangladesh innings before Herath took charge of Sri Lanka’s bowling unit.Bangladesh lost unbeaten-overnight batsman Soumya Sarkar in the second ball of the morning and failed to regroup as they lost wickets at regular intervals.Soumya got a leading edge off the first ball, which somehow missed a fielder. However, the next ball of medium pace Asela Gunaratne clipped the bails of his off stump to dismiss the left-hander with his overnight score of 53.Perera then struck in successive overs, trapping Mominul Haque leg-before for five before forcing a catch from Tamim Iqbal to Gunaratne at slip for 19.Herath delivered further blows when he removed Shakib Al Hasan for eight and handed Mahmudullah a second-ball duck in a space of three balls in one over.Shakib gloved a catch to Dimuth Karunaratne at leg slip while Mahmudullah was deceived by an arm ball, which hit his back foot, to be adjudged lbw.Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das put 54 runs for the sixth wicket but Sri Lanka wrapped the innings quickly once left-arm spinner Lakshan Sandakan broke the stand.Mushfiqur fell to Sandakan for 34 runs before Herath removed Liton for 35 runs to expedite the win.Mushfiqur refused to blame the pitch for their defeat.“I thought the wicket is still pretty good to bat, it does not look like a day five wicket,” he said.“It came down to how we batted on the final day and the first session was going to be crucial, but we unfortunately lost wickets.”Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis was named man of the match for his heroic 194 runs in the first innings.“I am extremely happy about the achievement and thank Rangana Herath and rest of the team for the support,” he said.The second Test, Bangladesh’s 100th, will be held in Colombo between March 15-19.last_img read more

Remembering Nelson Mandela: The man with royal blood who was ‘prepared to die’ to abolish race discrimination

first_imgThe man behind the abolition of race discrimination and apartheid in Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed away on December 5 in 2013. The anti-apartheid revolutionary served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.Mandela is one of the most admired personalities ever to be born. He inspired generations and inculcated the sense of goodwill and peace among all.On his third death anniversary, we bring to you 15 interesting facts about Nelson Mandela:In 2009, United Nations declared July 18 as Nelson Mandela International Day or Mandela DayNelson Mandela was born in a royal family. Mandela’s great-grandfather was a ruler of South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province while his father was a counsellor and a local chief of the monarchsNelson Mandela was the first member of his family who attended school. He was named Nelson by his teacher in school as each student was required to have an English name.In college, Nelson Mandela was an all-rounder. He played sports, performed in drama society, took up ballroom dancing and gave Bible lessons in a local communityIn 1953, Mandela along with his friend Oliver Tambo, opened his own law firm, which happened to be the first and only African-law firm in the countryMandela was known as the master of disguise. He usually disguised himself as a chauffeur and he travelled incognito, holding meetings and attending strikesIn 1962, Nelson Mandela was arrested. He was charged with instigating strikes of workers and for leaving the country without permissionMandela was sentenced to life in prison where he stayed for 27 years. He gave a three-hour speech, which is popularly referred to as the ‘I am prepared to Die’ speech, in a courtroom during his trial. It is considered one of the most inspirational speeches of all timeAfter his release, Nelson Mandela along with his supporters, increased pressure on the South African white minority government and even addressed the international communitiesIn 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first black President of South Africa. He became the first President who was elected by a democratic system and served from 1994 to 1999Nelson Mandela was a philanthropist who focused on doing social charity work in battling poverty and HIV/AIDSNelson Mandela was a controversial figure. He was addressed as a terrorist and communist by many, and was even denounced due to his friendship with leaders like Muammar Gaddafi, Fidel Castro etcNelson Mandela received over 260 awards and one of them was Nobel Peace Prize, in the year 1993Nelson Mandela has been given tribute in both films and music. Artists like Elvis Costello, Stevie Wonder, Youssou N’Dour paid tribute to him through their music. Actors like Morgan Freeman, Terrence Howard and Idris Elba have portrayed him in many filmsBoth India and Pakistan awarded Nelson Mandela with their prestigious awards in the year 1990 and 1992, respectively. In 1990, India gave Mandela the Bharat Ratna Award and in the year 1992, Pakistan gave him Nishan-e-Pakistan Award.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs sectionadvertisementlast_img read more

Twenty-two senior EPO officials to stand trial

first_imgThe president of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO), Giorgos Girtzikis, and 21 other people who served as executive board members from 2005 to 2012, will stand trial for financial felonies, according to local media reports this week.Six of the accused are serving on the current board, while three are former EPO presidents.A prosecutor recommended on Tuesday that the EPO strongman and other suspects should be held accountable for financial losses incurred by the federation, amounting to around 29 million euros, which it paid out to a company as part of a deal to issue compulsory health cards to professional soccer players which was never fully implemented according to plan. Source: KathimeriniTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre to Be Opened Soon

first_img It is aimed at assessing, forecasting, mitigating and managing risks related to tourism resilience, caused by various disruptive factors. These disruptions may include climate change and natural disasters, cybercrime, cybersecurity, pandemics, terrorism, war, population and the changing funding models. The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre is be opened soon at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus. Story Highlights The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre is be opened soon at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus.It is aimed at assessing, forecasting, mitigating and managing risks related to tourism resilience, caused by various disruptive factors.These disruptions may include climate change and natural disasters, cybercrime, cybersecurity, pandemics, terrorism, war, population and the changing funding models.Come January 30, the official launch of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre will take place at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, with a host of local and international government leaders and officials, including Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, participating in the proceedings.First announced during the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference on Sustainable Tourism in St. James in November 2017, the centre, which is the first of its kind, will be tasked with creating, producing and generating toolkits, guidelines and policies to handle the recovery process following a disaster.The centre will also assist with preparedness, management and recovery from disruptions and/or crises that impact tourism and threaten economies and livelihoods.Addressing a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, explained that the centre is to provide a repository of knowledge, information and expertise to assist global communities in responding to, tracking and managing global disruptions.“These disruptions are growing fast and furious, so there is the need for resilience, the need to build capacity to respond to them, and to be able to manage, grow and thrive after they have happened,” the Minister said.Mr. Bartlett indicated that several universities have expressed an interest in the centre, with plans of forging partnerships.They include the University of the West Indies; Queensland University, Australia; Hong Kong Polytechnic; Bournemouth University, United Kingdom; and George Washington University, United States of America.“In the year, we have had relationships forged with a number of global and regional groupings, such as the Mediterranean Tourism Federation, which will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the launch to become an associate,” the Minister informed.He added that partnerships are also being explored with Harvard University; University of Waikato, New Zealand; University of Southhampton; Boston University, the United States of America and the International University of Japan, to look at global projects relating to tourism resilience and climate change.Major partners in the centre include United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); World Travel and Tourism Council; Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association; Caribbean Tourism Organisation; and the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA).last_img read more

Disaster Management Policies A Must – Guy

first_imgMinister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, says that vulnerable states in the Caribbean and Latin America must commence “serious plans” for the implementation of disaster risk management policies. The move, he said, is critical in confronting the effects of climate change, and predications for more powerful and intense hurricanes. Dr. Guy was delivering the keynote address at the opening of the 7th Annual Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management on Tuesday (December 4) at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in St. James. The five-day day conference, organised by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), seeks to come up with measures to build the resilience of small island developing states to the effects of climate change. Dr. Guy stated that locally, the Government has committed to strengthening the capacity of communities, establishing a Ministry with responsibility for climate change; a Climate Change Advisory Board; and a Climate Change Department. He noted that the issue is also factored in all aspects of development planning. “Jamaica has also received a grant of $850 million (US$10 million) from the Adaptation Fund Board, for the establishment of a Climate Change Adaptation Programme. This programme is intended to introduce measures to protect livelihood and food security in communities that are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.  The project will also focus on improving land and water management for the agriculture sector, strengthen coastal protection and build institutional and local capacities for climate change adaptation in selected areas,” Dr. Guy informed. He commended CDEMA for “the work that it is doing in putting small island developing states in a state of preparedness for the disasters that threaten our very existence”.  He urged that, as stakeholders seek to find avenues to build disaster resilience over the course of the conference, “we will not be limited by our smallness of size, but to be visionary and monumental in our projected outcomes.” “We must establish the context in the face of the challenges that we face, because it is facing these challenges squarely that we will be able to determine the best measures to move us forward as successful nations … there are few options to reduce the occurrence and intensity of most natural hazards.  As such, greater emphasis needs to be placed on hazard risk management activities and programmes for reducing existing and future vulnerability to damage and loss,” Dr. Guy stated.last_img read more

Diana Shipping Fixes Kamsarmax Bulker with Glencore

first_imgGreek dry bulk owner Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with Rotterdam-based Glencore Agriculture for one of its Kamsarmax vessels.Under the agreement, the company’s 82,193 dwt Maia would work at a gross charter rate of USD 13,300 per day for a period until minimum January 1, 2020 up to maximum March 31, 2020.Diana Shipping expects the employment to generate around USD 5.44 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.The 2009-built bulker’s charter commenced on November 12. Maia was previously chartered at a rate of USD 10,125 per day.last_img read more

Ktaka Speaker disqualifies 14 more MLAs

first_imgBengaluru: Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar on Sunday disqualified 14 more rebel MLAs under the anti-defection law till the end of the assembly term in 2023, a day ahead of Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa seeking the trust vote in the assembly to prove his majority.Eleven Congress MLAs and three JD(S) lawmakers faced the axe from the speaker, who pronounced his ruling at a hurriedly called news conference, two days after Yediyurappa took the oath as chief minister after the collapse of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe Speaker’s action would have no bearing on the fate of the Yediyurappa government, as with disqualification of the rebel MLAs with immediate effect, their absence would reduce the effective strength of the House, making it a walk in the park for the BJP. The absence of 20 MLAs-17 rebels, also one each legislator from Congress, BSP and Independent-during the vote of confidence motion moved by the Congress-JD(S) coalition government headed by H D Kumaraswamy had led to Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursdayits downfall after weeks of drama marked by murky political intrigues and court battle.With the disqualification of 17 rebel MLAs -14 from the Congress and three from JD(S) – on Sunday, the effective strength of the 224-member assembly excluding the Speaker, who has a casting vote in case of a tie, is 207. The magic figure required will be 104. BJP along with the support of one independent has 106 members, Congress 66 (including nominated), JD(S) 34 and one BSP member, who has been expelled by the party for not voting for the Kumaraswamy government during the trust vote. “I have used my judicial conscience… I am 100 per cent hurt,” said the Speaker, when asked about his controversial decision on disqualification being called into question and allegations about his conduct in the entire issue. The Speaker’s sudden move also comes with indications from the BJP that it was mulling moving a no-confidence against him if he doesn’t voluntarily give up the post when the assembly meets on Monday. Kumar said he was taking the action based on the petitions moved by the Congress and JD(S) to disqualify the rebel MLAs, who had also submitted resignations as assembly members and were absent during the trust vote. The BJP slammed the Speaker’s action, calling it “unfair and violative of the law” which, it said, had been taken “yielding to the pressure from a party”. Congress Legislature Party leader Siddarmaiah, in a tweet, termed the Speaker’s decision as “a victory for democracy”. JD(S) too, in a tweet, welcoming the Speaker’s decision, said, “the Speaker has sent a strong message to those who tried to uproot democracy by disqualifying legislators who fell for allurements of power and money, disregarded public mandate and violated the party whip.” A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in its order on Wednesday last gave the Assembly Speaker the freedom to decide on the resignation of the 15 MLAs within such time-frame as considered appropriate by him. It had also ruled that the rebel MLAs cannot be compelled to attend the assembly proceedings. A day ahead of seeking the trust vote in the Karnataka assembly, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday expressed confidence about proving the majority. “On Monday hundred per cent I will prove the majority,” Yediyurappa told reporters here.last_img read more

Over 1600 Rapes in 2017 in Morocco Report

Rabat- Morocco’s rate of reported rapes has increased from a prior average of 800 cases to 1,600 cases in 2017, according to an annual report issued by the King’s Attorney General, Mohamed Abdel Nabawi.Nabawi has revealed shocking rape statistics from 2017, stating that among the 35,000 cases related to crimes against the moral order, 1,600 were rape cases.In 2017, the number of corruption cases climbed to 14,102, adultery to 2,426, and prostitution to 4,000. A total of 17,280 people were arrested on corruption charges, 2,890 for adultery, 5,328 for prostitution, and 2,384 for rape.The report also recorded 40 cases of abortion and 51 cases of infanticide in 2017. Authorities also arrested 1,729 people on charges which include same-sex activities, since homosexuality is punishable by law in Morocco.Morocco adopted a new law in February against sexual harassment and gender-based violence after years of women’s rights campaigns calling on the government to adopt the law.Just one month after Parliament passed the law, authorities arrested a 21-year old man who sexually assaulted a young girl in public on the street in Benguerir city in central Morocco.The spine-chilling video of the incident, filmed by the culprit’s accomplice, sparked nationwide uproar among Moroccans on social media platforms, who called on authorities to immediately intervene.The incident occured in January, before the video was circulated online in March. read more

Five senior UN officials sworn in today by SecretaryGeneral

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon swore in the new Under-Secretary-Generals for Legal Affairs, Patricia O’Brien, and for Peacekeeping Operations, Alain Le Roy, at the ceremony, held at UN Headquarters in New York.Ms. O’Brien, who served as Legal Adviser to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ireland since 2003, becomes the first woman in the world body’s history to hold the post of UN Legal Counsel. As the new head of peacekeeping, Mr. Le Roy is tasked with overseeing almost 110,000 personnel serving in 20 peace operations around the world. The Frenchman has extensive experience in international affairs, both at the political level and in the field, including senior positions with the European Union (EU), the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the UN. Three Assistant Secretary-Generals were also sworn in today: Warren Sach, for the Department of Management’s Central Support Services; Jun Yamazaki, as Controller and for the Office of Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts; and Jane Holl Lute, for Peacebuilding Support. 25 August 2008Five high-ranking United Nations officials took their oaths of office today at a swearing-in ceremony in New York before heading to Turin for a two-day retreat for senior managers at the end of the week. read more

Cleveland leads local lawmakers in missed votes

first_img State Sen. Annette Cleveland missed more votes than any other local legislator during the 2014 regular session, according to a nonpartisan organization that prepares an annual tally of lawmakers’ voting records.The Vancouver Democrat missed 31 votes out of 396 roll calls on the Senate floor during the 60-day session, according to WashingtonVotes.org. That ranked third among senators in 2014, and tied for eighth among all state legislators.Most of Cleveland’s missed votes happened Feb. 12, when she traveled to Salem, Ore., to testify in support of the Columbia River Crossing before an Oregon legislative committee.“Given that this project was the single most important means of spurring new jobs and economic growth in my district and region, I felt it was imperative that I speak for my constituents and our state before the Transportation Committee in Oregon,” Cleveland told WashingtonVotes.org.The proposed Interstate 5 Bridge replacement never came to a floor vote in the Oregon Legislature. Officials began shutting down the $2.9 billion project this month. Votes missed by Clark County lawmakers, 2014. Click to enlarge.last_img read more

Child battling cancer gets VIP treatment at Florida Keys Theater of the

first_imgISLAMORADA, Fla. (WSVN) — A child battling cancer had his wish granted during a visit to the Florida Keys, Friday.Daniel and his family took a trip from Austin, Texas to visit the “Theater of the Sea” in Islamorada to spend time with a group of sea lions thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.The 5-year-old, who is battling blood cancer, chose the destination after previously visiting it on vacation.He was excited to return, but he had to finish treatment first.“Being able to tell him that there is something that he really loved, that he was going to be able to do that as soon as it was done and have him look forward to it — being able to give that to him is amazing,” said his mother, Kathy Lampkin.On Daniel’s first trip, a sea lion painted him a picture that he has since placed on his bedroom wall.During his latest visit, Daniel relived all the magic with a VIP behind-the-scenes experience and even got a kiss from a sea lion. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Nielsen Sells Four Magazines to Interweave

first_imgCraft and arts publisher Interweave—a unit of Loveland, Colorado-based Aspire Media—has acquired four arts-related magazines from Nielsen Business Media. The deal includes Nielsen’s American Artist, Drawing, Watercolor and Workshop magazines. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.According Aspire CEO Clay Hall, the four magazines and their franchises are “a great expansion” upon Interweave’s current portfolio, and his team is “eager to begin offering advertising and marketing clients access to our expanded portfolio and other cross-media platforms. Our strategy is to build multi-media platforms around strong magazine franchises. Clearly, American Artist and its related publications fit like a glove with our mission and business strategy.”With a circulation of 41,000, American Artist was launched in 1937 and publishes 11 times per year. Drawing, Watercolor and Workshop magazines are quarterly. Aspire’s Interweave Press Publishing group includes 18 subscription magazines as well as several special-interest newsstand titles, and produces six annual craft enthusiast events.last_img read more

States team up with phone companies to end illegal robocalls

first_img The FCC has adopted some policies to reduce the number of calls people get. The agency has changed rules to allow phone companies to block suspected robocalls by default, and it’s closed loopholes to go after illegal robocallers overseas. Congress has also stepped in to ensure the agency has what it needs to give its policies teeth. In May the Senate passed the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act with more than 80 co-sponsors. The bill is designed to improve enforcement policies, such as criminalizing illegal robocalling, and also improve coordination between agencies policing robocalls. It also requires phone companies to use the SHAKEN/STIR protocol.  Now playing: Watch this: How to stop robocalls Share your voice Comment Tags FCC 2:42 (From left) Attorneys General Leslie Rutledge of Arkansas, Josh Stein of North Carolina and Gordon MacDonald of New Hampshire join Patrick Halley, a senior vice president at US Telecom, at a press conference in Washington, DC, to unveil a new agreement with 12 phone companies to help stop illegal robocalls. Screenshot by Marguerite Reardon/CNET States are banding together with large telecom companies to combat robocalls. Twelve of the nation’s largest telephone companies struck an agreement Thursday with the attorneys general of all 50 states to help prevent and block robocalls. Under the agreement, the companies have promised to implement the SHAKEN/STIR technology, which would validate that calls are originating from where they claim to be coming from and would allow for faster tracing of illegal calls to find out who’s responsible for them, North Carolina State Attorney General Josh Stein said during a press conference announcing the agreement. The companies also promised to work with state law enforcement to investigate the origins of illegal robocalls, including confirming the identities of their commercial customers suspected of making such calls. The companies will also make free call-blocking technology available to consumers. ILLUSTRATION: Robocall Frustration Getty Images Stein said the partnership with the phone companies is just the beginning and isn’t a silver bullet in stopping these unwanted and annoying calls. “Thanks to these prevention principles, our phones will ring less often,” he said. “But unfortunately there will always be bad actors no matter how well we try to prevent these calls. Some will get through and that’s why enforcement is such a critical part of what we’re doing today.”Still, he said that “by shining a light on these robocallers, we will be able to aggressively enforce the law against the scofflaws and hold them accountable.”The agreement is voluntary, and there’s no deadline for compliance. Smaller phone companies haven’t yet signed on to the agreement. The larger carriers that’ve signed on say they’re committed to working with the states and federal government to end the scourge of illegal robocalls. “We’re in the midst of an ongoing battle with those responsible for sending annoying and often deceptive spam calls to our customers, and we’re determined to fight this battle,” Kathy Grillo, a senior vice president for government affairs at Verizon, said in a statement. “It’s imperative that we stand together on a common set of goals that include stopping callers from hiding their identities, working with other carriers on efforts to trace back illegal calls to the source, and keeping the originators from sending robocalls in the first place.”Americans received nearly 50 billion robocalls last year, according to a Federal Communications Commission report released in February. Nearly 50% of those calls were from scammers. The report also highlighted that the number of complaints about illegal robocalls has been increasing, jumping from 172,000 complaints in 2015 to 232,000 complaints in 2018.Robocalls use autodialers and recorded messages to make millions of phone calls. Often the numbers that show up in caller ID appear to belong to friends or neighbors, when they’re actually “spoofed.” These calls hide the real number to trick people into answering the call.FCC Chairman Ajit Pai applauded the phone companies for working with states to stop illegal robocalls, and he said the principles align with what the FCC has been doing.  “Few things can bring together policy leaders across the political spectrum like the fight against unwanted robocalls,” Pai said. ” I salute today’s bipartisan, nationwide effort to encourage best practices for combating robocalls and spoofing and am pleased that several voice service providers have agreed to abide by them.”  Mobile 1last_img read more

This 30 Device Can Break Into Almost Any Keyless Door in Your

first_img Listen Now August 10, 2015 This story originally appeared on Engadget You probably don’t think about thieves when you unlock your car, but Samy Kamkar certainly does. The security researcher known for his droll (and scary) hacks has created a device called “Rolljam” that cracks the wireless entry systems used by car- and garage-door makers. He demonstrated it at Defcon 2015, and here’s how it works. When a victim tries to remotely open their car with a fob, they’ll notice it didn’t work the first time. The second time will be the charm, but at that point, the thief will have stolen a code they can use to open your vehicle at their leisure.Car makers came up with “rolling code” after thieves figured out how to wirelessly steal codes from early keyless devices. The system works by changing the code every time you use a fob, preventing it from being used a second time. In theory, that makes any stolen code useless to an attacker. As with many of his hacks, Kamkar’s workaround is simple yet ingenious. Rolljam blocks the remote signal from reaching the vehicle with a pair of radios, then uses a third one to record the wireless code.Naturally, the mark will try to use the fob again, and once again, Rolljam will jam the signal and steal the second code. But this time, Kamkar’s device will re-transmit the first code and unlock the car, so the victim thinks everything’s alright. Since your vehicle didn’t receive the second code, however, it can now be used by Rolljam to unlock the vehicle anytime a thief wants. If the device is placed in proximity of a car or garage, it can keep stealing and retransmitting codes, ensuring it always has a fresh, working one.Other researchers have built devices that can hack vehicle locks in a similar way, but Kamkar is the first to automate the method. His prototype worked on vehicles from Nissan, Ford, Toyota, Volkswagen and others, along with numerous brands of garage door openers. Car companies are aware of the issue, and many have switched to a new system where the codes expire quickly, defeating Kamkar’s system. But he told Wired that he released details of his attack at Defcon to force car and garage companies to upgrade older products as well. “My own car is fully susceptible to this attack. I don’t think that’s right when we know this is solvable,” he said. How Success Happens Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. 3 min readlast_img read more

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Asian Trails awarded Best Travel Agency in Indochina

first_imgSource = Kuoni Destination Management Asian Trails, the unit of Kuoni Destination Management in Asia, was adjudged “Best Travel Agency Indochina” at the 21st TTG Travel Awards 2010 Ceremony and Gala Dinner. The event was held at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre October 7, 2010.TTG Travel Awards has been recognising the luminaries of the travel industry since 1989. They are reputed to be the most coveted and influential awards in the region’s travel industry. Over 700 eminent trade professionals in Asia-Pacific attend this annual event.Recipients of the Travel Agent Awards and Travel Supplier Awards category are determined by votes cast by TTG readers across Asia-Pacific. This year, a total number of 48 300 nominations were received.“We are delighted, proud and honoured to have received this award for the fourth consecutive year. Our dedicated teams in Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh and Vientiane have worked hard to earn this title,” said Luzi Matzig, CEO of Asian Trails.last_img read more

Emily Bay on Norfolk Island has been named one of the Top

first_imgEmily Bay on Norfolk Island has been named one of the Top 10 Beaches – AustraliaEmily Bay on Norfolk Island has been named one of the Top 10 Beaches – AustraliaStunning Emily Bay on Norfolk Island has been named one of the Top 10 Beaches – Australia in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2017. Emily Bay has been selected following TripAdvisor’s analysis of the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings across beaches worldwide collected over a 12-month period as well as booking interest on TripAdvisor.Announcing the award winners, TripAdvisor advised Emily Bay is “a beautiful area popular for swimmers” with “best time to go: year round”.TripAdvisor spokesperson Joanne Kershaw said “Aussies love the beach so for those planning their next sandy getaway, TripAdvisor has identified from millions of traveller reviews, the best beaches throughout the world as well as those right here in our back yard.”Less than 3 hours flying time from Sydney or Brisbane, a short-break or extended holiday beckon on Norfolk Island. Norfolk Island is long-regarded as a wonderful place to visit with family and friends or escape with a loved one.Emily Bay is a crescent of golden sand backed by beach grass and pines. Set in the world-heritage listed area of Kingston, this sheltered reef lagoon is home to a variety of fish and hard and soft coral. The water is clean and crystal clear and, most importantly, safe for swimming and perfect for snorkelling.Norfolk Island also offers fabulous culinary experiences and countless other activities including fishing, kayaking, surfing, cycling and bushwalking. There are glass bottom boat tours and ocean trips to Phillip Island, and attractions including Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama. Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area are the oldest of the eleven Australian penal colonies.Australian television personality, Ray Martin, was named this year as Ambassador for Norfolk Island. Source = Norfolk Islandlast_img read more