Breaking into online video content? You’ll need the right tools for the job. Check out how DaVinci Resolve 14 can save you time and money.Cover image via Shutterstock.Travel vlogger, web-based comedian, video game streamer, YouTube personality, make-up reviewer: while these aren’t necessarily titles that you would classically associate with filmmaking or videography, there’s no denying that online video creation has become a viable way of making an income in the digital age. These titles are only here today because of the advances in filmmaking technology that enabled consumers to buy excellent hardware at a low cost. There are so many options for hardware and software, it can get confusing quickly, especially if you’re new to online content creating. One of the core elements of online content creating is consistency. If you’re not uploading often, you’ll lose your audience. With that in mind, let’s have a look at how Resolve 14 may aid you in creating content faster.Quick DeliveryRendering is often the most mundane part of editing. It’s long, it’s tedious, and it’s even worse when you accidentally forget to select a setting — then you must repeat the process. Resolve streamlines all of this, especially for the online content creator. When we go to the delivery page, we see two built-in presets for YouTube and Vimeo uploads.These presets are specifically for online uploads. By default, you get a QuickTime H.264-encoded media file, restricted to 10,000 kb/s. This is at 720p, but you can very quickly change it to 1080p for a crisp HD upload. Additionally, all of the settings are entirely customizable. Mainly, however, you can take your edit to the delivery page, select the YouTube preset, and start rending for your next upload.Smooth CutIf you didn’t perform a jump cut in an online video in 2017, can you really say you’re an online content creator? But what if you want to go against the flow and produce a video with no jarring cuts? Or perhaps you’re making a serious video using a consistent cut, but at one point you stutter or pause for too long. Well, in Resolve, there’s a feature called smooth cut that will solve this problem.First, identify your pause, remove that section, then go to the effects library and find smooth cut. Add that to the edit point, and when you hit play, it’s almost as if the cut doesn’t exist — the smooth cut will optically blend the two points together.Smart BinsResolve makes managing your media easier with smart bins. You can think of Smart Bins like an iTunes smart playlist. The bins automatically detect the specified elements of a clip and place them into the desired bin. Essentially, you could offload your media into the media pool, and have resolve automatically sort out the contents of your edit before you’ve even offloaded the final clip. So if you were working with two cameras and you want to separate the two (perhaps they require different color treatment because one camera had the incorrect white balance), you just input the details relevant to your camera.To create a smart bin, right-click in the smart bin area on the Media Page, and select add smart bin. You will then see a pop-up window that allows you to set the rules of your smart bin. Here, you can pretty much define the rules however you want. From a specific camera codec to a particular clip length — the choice is yours.Dynamic TrimDynamic Trim is a great feature in Resolve, perhaps one of the best, and it’s going to decrease the amount of time you spend editing dramatically. When you need to switch between trim tools, there’s no multiple tool icons to choose from or numerous keys to hit. It’s just this one icon, which is T on the keyboard.When you enter trim mode, all the available functions (ripple, slide, slip, roll) activate, depending on where you situate your cursor on the clip.Placing the cursor at the start or end of a clip: ripple edit.Placing the cursor within an edit point: roll edit.Placing the cursor on the top half of the clip: slip edit.Placing the cursor on the bottom half of the clip: slide edit.This form of editing is very time-saving, and it will speed up your editing dramatically.Streamlined EffectsIn Resolve, you can very quickly implement transitions into your edit without the hassle of opening an effects tab. You can add an organic fade in or fade out with these handlebars on all audio and video clips.You simply drag the handlebars right or left (depending on which end of the clip you are working with), and you can implement a fade-in within milliseconds. No pen tool, effects panel, or preset needed; just drag right or left.If you have a favorite transition, you like to use — let’s say the cinematic star wipe — you can forget dragging the transition to the edit point every time you want to use it. Just right-click on the transition in the effects panel, select set as standard transition, and then when you’re editing your content, click on the edit point and press Ctrl+ T. The transition will then apply to your edit point. You can also adjust the transition’s length in the same manner as a media clip. Sync Audio from Wave FormIf you record your audio onto a separate device, you’re going to have to sync your audio in post. There are plenty of audio sync plug-ins on the market that can do this for you (or you can manually sync your audio and video files by lining up the waveform), but either way, it can take too long or cost too much. If you’ve used a DSLR or a camera with onboard audio, you can sync your video file and audio file very quickly in Resolve 14.Find your audio and video clip in the media pool, select both files, right-click, and select sync to the waveform. The waveform from your audio capture will then merge to the video clip based on the waveform from your DSLR.These are just a handful of editing tools in Resolve that can help you become YouTube’s next big content creator. Since the software is free, don’t shy away from downloading it and trying a few things out.Looking for more information on DaVinci Resolve 14? Check out these articles.How to Create a Realistic Lens Flare in DaVinci ResolveWorking with DaVinci Resolve 14’s Powerful Face Refinement Plug-inCheck Out The Newest Audio Features in Resolve’s Edit PageLearn How To Create A ‘Deakinizer’ Tilt-Shift Effect In ResolveMaster Resolve’s Built-In Film Grain with This Rundown Lewis McGregor is a certified BlackMagic Design DaVinci Resolve Trainer.
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Gagan Narang finally stepped out of the shadows of Abhinav Bindra as he scored an incredible 10.7 with his last shot to win India’s first medal at the London Olympics – a bronze in the 10m air rifle event.After two days of misery, during which the Indian archers shot like novices at Lord’s, this was the day for one of the most riveting Olympic rivalries between two Indians.Even though Narang and Bindra never admit their rivalry, when the two stand in their shootings lanes and fire at the target situated 10 metres away, they are trying to ougtun each other.In pics: Narang’s winning moments Beijing Olympics champion Bindra had a huge slump in form and was under pressure, as a result of which he could score only 594 and did not make the final. The 29-year-old Indian was not shooting the way he does and the consistency was missing. Once he shot three 9s in the last series, he was down in the dumps.”It’s a huge stone off my chest,” said a relieved Narang later. “If anyone says there is no pressure in an Olympic final, he has to be joking. This was one medal missing from my collection and I am now happy that I have it.”At first sight, Narang doesn’t look like an athlete at all. Five-feet-eight-inches tall and weighing close to 100 kg with a double chin, he could pass off as a man who loves life.But put this man in the shooting range and he is a picture of concentration. On Monday, the burly Narang was confidence personified. Compared to the rest of the shooters in the hall, he took more time to complete his 60 shots in the preliminary phase. But all that was preparation for his superb 598/600 where he began with two straight 100s and then scored a 98.In the next two series, Narang again cranked it up and shot two 100s. For someone who has earlier scored a perfect 600, this was nothing to celebrate.In the final, the lead virtually changed hands after every shot. For some time, it looked like Niccolo Campriani was emerging as the champion. However, in a last burst, Romania’s Alin George Moldoveanu clinched gold with consistent efforts for an aggregate of 702.1.As the giant electronic scoreboards flashed the result, Narang, who till then stood like a statue, showed the first sign of emotion. He waved to the hall and then lifted his air rifle.Coach Stanislaus Lapidus was, however, not too pleased with Narang’s effort. “He should have become the champion today. I am very sad,” said Lapidus, who has been helping out all the rifle shooters.Later, speaking at the press conference, Narang said: “I agree with my coach. Now that I have two more events to compete in, so he is going to keep me away from you (the media).”The last two years have been truly phenomenal for Narang. He was nicknamed “Goldfinger” after his haul of four gold medals in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Two months later, at the Guangzhou Asian Games, he won two silver.Narang’s hunger for medals did not end there as he shot a record score later in the world championship and won bronze.Quite often, Narang”s lament has been how shooters do not get recognised for their efforts. In fact, two years ago when he did not get the Rajeev Khel Ratna, he threatened to even stop shooting.All those were signs of a champion being impatient. Yet, it is that fire in his belly and the urge to keep competing hard that keeps him going.Though the Haryana government has rewarded him handsomely, Narang has trained in almost every city in India. “I am happy with all the three ranges in India, be it New Delhi, Hyderabad or Pune. I have now made Pune my base and as long as it is not hot, I am happy,” said Narang.Before the Olympics, Narang spent time training in Hanover, Germany, with Lapidus. Even as the coach was trying to hurry Narang and take him away from the media for the dope test, there was a glint in the champion’s eyes.And the best quote of the day came from sports minister Ajay Maken, who presented Narang with an India flag. “Izzat bachaa lee isne (he’s saved out honour),” said the minister, as he walked out of the hall.advertisement
The upcoming Pro Kabaddi League 2019 season 7 clash between Telugu Titans and Puneri Paltan will take place on August 30. The sixth week’s match number 65 will be held at at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi. The PKL 2019 season 7 clash between Telugu Titans and Puneri Paltan is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm. Both the teams have played 10 matches so far in the seventh edition of PKL 2019. With three points each in their kitty, both the teams will eye to produce a clinical performance in front of a packed crowd in Delhi.Started on July 20, the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 season 7 is into its sixth week. The PKL 2019 season 7 finale is scheduled for October 19, 2019. This year twelve teams have participated in PKL 2019. The teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha. What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Telugu Titans vs Puneri Paltan start?The 65th match of PKL 2019 season 7 series is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. The match between Telugu Titans vs Puneri Paltan will be played at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Telugu Titans vs Puneri Paltan on TV?The PKL 2019 season 7 Telugu Titans vs Puneri Paltan clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Telugu Titans vs Puneri Paltan match on live streaming?The live streaming of the Telugu Titans vs Puneri Paltan, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar. Bengal Warriorsbengaluru bullsdabang delhiGujarat Fortunegiants First Published: August 30, 2019, 3:38 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
Three months ago, Blake Barnett announced his decision to transfer for the second time in his collegiate career. Barnett kicked off his college career at Alabama, but it didn’t last long.He started the 2016 season at Alabama as the team’s starter, but was quickly replaced by Jalen Hurts. He then transferred to Arizona State, but couldn’t win the starting job for the Sun Devils.The former five-star quarterback recruit then transferred to South Florida this spring. Since then, he’s done enough to become the team’s starting quarterback.He’ll be the first starting quarterback for the Bulls since November 2014 when Quinton Flowers took over the job.BIG NEWS: @MikeCairns5 and myself have been told that BLAKE BARNETT is the starting QB for #USF vs Elon on September 1st.Offensive Coordinator Sterlin Gilbert informed the QBs of his decision this morning.Let the drama begin.@SpecSports360 @BN9 #HornsUp #BullSpeedAhead pic.twitter.com/xtWjHslPug— CHRIS TORELLO (@TorelloSports) August 23, 2018Barnett was the No. 2 pro-style QB recruit coming out of high school. He started for the Crimson Tide in 2016, but that didn’t last long. He’ll get the opportunity to start once again in just over a week.South Florida opens its 2018 season on Sept. 1 against ELON.
Most of today’s major college football games are taking place inside at dome stadiums in neutral sites.There are a handful of on-campus contests being played, though. One of them will apparently be dealing with some crazy weather.Iowa State, the No. 23 team in the country, is set to host Drake at Jack Trice Stadium this afternoon.The weather is not cooperating.“These are the worst weather conditions I’ve seen since I started coming to Iowa State games in 2003. Heavy wind. Sideways rain. But it’s football in December! Let’s make the best of it!” one reporter tweeted.These are the worst weather conditions I’ve seen since I started coming to Iowa State games in 2003. Heavy wind. Sideways rain. But it’s football in December! Let’s make the best of it! pic.twitter.com/mILOmmiFYZ— Chris Williams (@ChrisMWilliams) December 1, 2018Yikes, that doesn’t look good.Iowa State and Drake are set to kick off at noon E.T.
President of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), Gloria Henry, says next month’s staging of Outsource2Jamaica (O2J) is in support of the continued growth and exposure of the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector.The symposium and expo will be hosted by the BPIAJ on April 11 and 12 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James, under the theme ‘Global Services: Transforming Processes, People and Culture’.It will bring together international buyers with local BPO service providers, who will be showcasing their products and services. The event will feature international speakers and experts within the sector.Speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, Ms. Henry informed that the first day of the event will focus on “enhancing the value proposition, which is growing up the value chain. Topics will delve in robotics automation… cutting-edge infrastructure on the market and innovation in information technology (IT) and security”.“Day two will focus on people and culture. Sessions will highlight best practices in team selection, behaviour alignment and values within the organisational culture and will showcase strategies to build a culture of customer service in the organisation,” she noted further.The major sponsors of the O2J symposium and expo are itelBPO Smart Solutions and Cable and Wireless (C&W) Business, which are two leaders in the local BPO sector.C&W Business partnered with the Government of Jamaica, BPIAJ and Complete Caribbean to create the first contact centre incubator at the Montego Bay Free Zone.“This has been a huge success and since 2015, it has created over a 1,000 new jobs for the sector… . A major requirement for a BPO company is technology [and] we are committed to having the best IT infrastructure in the region and high-end support services,” said the company’s Director with responsibility for BPO and Hospitality, Andrew Fazio.He said that the symposium and expo “will be a great event for the industry and great for the country. C&W Business is proud to support the BPIAJ, O2J and the global services sector”.For her part, Chief People Officer at itelBPO Smart Solutions, Michelle Yeo, noted that itelBPO has supported all the BPIAJ’s initiatives to grow the sector.“Naturally, when Outsource2Jamaica started last year, we jumped on board and we are again, this year, doing the same,” she said.“We are all about growth, not just for us as a company but for Jamaica, and that really feeds into Outsource2Jamaica and what the BPIAJ is all about – selling Jamaica as an outsource provider to the world; showing them that we have everything if not more than they could possibly need; showing them that we are just as efficient and probably even more efficient than other BPO sectors across the world and that we have a lot more to offer to them,” Miss Yeo added.itelBPO Smart Solutions is a locally founded business process outsourcer with more than 2,000 employees at facilities in Jamaica, Florida, Mexico and The Bahamas.
Une tempête majeure soufflera sur la Nouvelle-Écosse aujourd’hui 2 février. De 20 à 45 centimètres de neige sont prévus d’ici jeudi matin, et les précipitations les plus abondantes sont prévues dans le centre de la province. Le Bureau de gestion des urgences demande aux gens de se préparer, particulièrement en vue d’interruptions des services de transport. « Il s’agit d’une tempête de neige majeure et les gens doivent être prêts, a dit Ross Landry, ministre de la Gestion des urgences. Il faut prévoir des conditions routières difficiles, des retards et des inconvénients, et il faut faire preuve de prudence et de bon jugement. » On demande aux automobilistes de surveiller les conditions routières, d’ajuster leur vitesse au besoin, et de rester à une distance sûre des autres véhicules. Il est également recommandé d’avoir une trousse d’urgence dans la voiture. Pour connaître les conditions routières, consultez le www.gov.ns.ca/tran ou composez le 511. Pour obtenir des conseils sur la préparation en cas de tempête majeure (en anglais seulement), consultez le www.gov.ns.ca/emo. Les avertissements météorologiques sont publiés au www.meteo.gc.ca/warnings/ns_f.html.
Advertisement Toronto, January 28, 2019 – A new census commissioned by ACTRA Toronto and ACTRA Ottawa with funding provided by Ontario Creates shows that the average earnings of Ontario ACTRA screen performers are not only substantially lower than Ontario workers in all industries, they are also significantly lower than other Ontario workers in the arts, entertainment and recreation industry.Membership and demographic information provided by the 3,409 ACTRA members who participated in the Ontario ACTRA Census was linked to earnings data to provide valuable insight into issues of compensation, access to work and pay equity.According to ACTRA Toronto Treasurer Richard Young, one of the study’s authors, “Performers are precarious workers, by any definition of the term, and the census results confirm that financial hardship is a reality for most performers.” According to ACTRA Toronto Treasurer Richard Young, one of the study’s authors, “Performers are precarious workers, by any definition of the term, and the census results confirm that financial hardship is a reality for most performers.”But Young acknowledged that there is lots of work still to do. “Thanks to the Ontario ACTRA Census respondents, we now have the numbers to show that significant performer wage gaps currently exist, correlated with gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and physical and mental diversity. That may be no surprise to the performers affected but, now that we have solid metrics, we can accurately track the entertainment industry’s real progress on access and inclusion and work with other industry partners to create the changes needed. That’s huge.”ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing over 15,000 of Canada’s 25,000 professional performers working in recorded media in Canada. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers.Ontario Creates (formerly OMDC) is a provincial agency that facilitates economic development, investment and collaboration in Ontario’s creative industries including the music, book, magazine, film, television and interactive digital media sectors. ontariocreates.caLink to Ontario ACTRA CensusLink to Ontario ACTRA Census Infographic Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitter
Rabat – Italian National Couturier Francesco Smalto died at the age of 87. Reports say his body was found on Sunday in his room at Mamounia Hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco.Francesco Smalto died in his sleep at the Mamounia Hotel, of natural causes, according to the Moroccan News Agency MAP.Italy’s famous designer was known of his love for Morocco, which was his second home. He constantly visited the country over the last few decades and was Morocco’s late king Hassan II, preferred tailor. Francesco Smalto was born in the Italian province. In 1960s, he founded the fashion house of Francesco Smalto, which is specialized in making custom clothing.
Canada’s police services say they will not be ready to enforce new marijuana legalization laws before next summer.Senior police officials appeared before the House of Commons health committee to ask for more time to properly train officers before the drug is legalized by Canada Day of next year.They say that there will be a period of six months to a year when police aren’t fully ready, which will allow organized crime to flourish.The House of Commons health committee is studying the federal government’s bill to make marijuana legal.
by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 14, 2017 6:51 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 15, 2017 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Alleged chicken abuse spurs body cameras requirement for farm workers VANCOUVER – A chicken-catching company at the centre of an animal cruelty investigation in British Columbia says it will require staff to wear body cameras after an animal advocacy group released video of alleged abuse.Dwayne Dueck, president of Elite Services in Chilliwack, says it will be mandatory for one supervisor and two staff members in each barn to wear cameras on their vests, and the video will be reviewed at the end of each day.The announcement comes after the SPCA in British Columbia launched an investigation following the release of undercover video by Mercy for Animals that shows workers allegedly hitting, kicking and throwing chickens.A statement from Elite Services says six staff members have now been fired, including two who were let go prior to the video being released, three who were fired immediately after, and one more who was terminated after the company did a “detailed forensic review” of the video.Investigators with the SPCA are working on a report that will be forwarded to Crown counsel and SPCA spokeswoman Marcie Moriarty says the organization will recommend multiple charges of animal cruelty under both the Criminal Code and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.The statement from Elite Services says the company hopes the “senseless acts of violence” in the footage will help implement new levels of animal care across the industry.The company says it is updating its standards and procedures, undertook organization-wide retraining on Wednesday, and all employees will be asked to sign documents affirming they understand the company’s care and concern procedures.“It is our intent to share the experience of our new best practices with industry regulators, and adopt other best practices from cutting edge producers,” the statement says.
“I condemn the murder of Alaa Edwar,” Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), said, calling for measures to improve the safety of media workers in the country.Mr. Edwar, 41, had resigned from his job as cameraman for Nineveh Al-Ghad Television after receiving threats that he would be killed if he continued in his line of work. He was shot dead on 24 November by unidentified gunmen near his home in the north of Mosul.“Intimidation and violence are being used to prevent the Iraqi public from receiving news. It is therefore urgent that the authorities do all they can to bring the perpetrators of Alaa Edwar’s murder to justice,” said Ms. Bokova.According to UNESCO, 23 journalists, including Mr. Edwar, have been killed in Iraq over the past five years. All are remembered on the dedicated webpage, UNESCO Condemns Killing of Journalists.
Sophomore goalie Christian Frey skates near his goal during a game against Minnesota at the Schottenstein Center on March 6. OSU lost, 4-2. Credit: Alexis Soares / Lantern photographerIn the final home game of their collegiate careers, OSU’s eight seniors were the stars on the ice one last time.The senior class helped lead the team to a 5-2 victory over the No. 15 Golden Gophers on Saturday.“Led by our seniors, no question,” coach Steve Rohlik said. “We talked a lot about it today and in video session, you can’t script a book any better than what happened tonight, but again, you’re led by eight pretty quality young men. But I credit the team because it takes all 27 guys to get it done, and all 27 guys jumped on board and everybody wanted to do it for the seniors, but more importantly for the program.”Sophomore forward Nick Schilkey’s backhander off a rebound from senior forward Darik Angeli put the Buckeyes in a 1-0 lead.The Gophers notched two tallies in the second period, but senior forward Matt Johnson tied the score at 2-2. OSU then added three goals in the third to take the win.This weekend proved to be a big one for junior defenseman Craig Dalrymple as he scored his first two goals of the season in back-to-back nights against the Gophers.“Two goals in two games, it’s pretty special,” Dalrymple said.OSU’s defense held the game for the Buckeyes by not allowing one of the best power-play units in college hockey to score on its four power-play chances.“That’s a scary team on the power play when you’re clicking at the right percent. They have so many weapons,” Rohlik said. “I think our guys decided it just doesn’t matter, you have to go out and kill a penalty and our guys just jumped the boards and got the job done.”After Minnesota coach Don Lucia decided to pull his goalie late in the final period Saturday to allow the Gophers to add an extra attacker, the Buckeyes took advantage.Led by the stick skills of senior forward Tanner Fritz, the Buckeyes scored twice on an empty net. Fritz assisted junior forward Anthony Greco on the first, and scored the second himself, marking his last home goal as a Buckeye.“I think the hockey gods were shining down on me a little, but definitely nice to go out that way,” Fritz said.Fritz, who leads the Buckeyes with 26 points and has had a point in each of his last six games, said this win was one to remember.“It’s an awesome feeling, something that I’ll remember and cherish down the road. I can look back on this and be proud of what I’ve done,” Fritz said.But the Buckeye captain’s hockey career isn’t over yet, as OSU is set to travel to Madison, Wis., to take on the Wisconsin Badgers in its final series of the regular season.“We enjoy this win. We played a very good hockey team,” Rohlik said. “We are going into their senior weekend and we have to become a better team starting on Monday and that’s our focus. If we can continue to do that, hopefully we can cause some success.”Puck drop in Madison is set for 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.
If you’re still of the mindset that Google is beyond reproach when it comes to Web search, think again. According to Experian Hitwise, Microsoft’s Bing managed to pick up over 30% of all web searches in the United States last month, a 5% boost in search share from the previous month. Google’s spot at the top isn’t in danger though – the search giant held on to 64.42%, far and away the top spot, but Bing and Yahoo! (which uses Bing for search results) combined are making a dent in Google’s numbers.The important thing to note here is that the result of the study says of all US web searches in March, 30.01% were performed by Bing – so those numbers include Yahoo! users and Bing users. Yahoo! signed a 10-year agreement with Microsoft to allow Bing to power searches performed at Yahoo! back in 2009. If you break down the numbers based on the sites where the searches were performed, Bing.com is back in third with 14.32% of all searches, right behind Yahoo! with 15.69%.AdChoices广告Both numbers pale in comparison to Google’s 64.42%, but when you realize that Bing’s database is behind both contenders, they represent a serious challenge to Google’s dominance, especially when you see that Hitwise’s numbers indicate Google is losing search share while Bing-powered searches are up 5%.The fact that Hitwise goes on to point out that more people searching at Yahoo! or Bing are actually finding the web sites they want to visit on the first search than people searching at Google, doesn’t make the picture any brighter. The study shows that searches at Yahoo! result in a visit directly to a web page 81.14% of the time, searches at Bing result in a visit to a web site 80.32% of the time (slightly down from the previous month,) and searches at Google result in a visit only 65.91% of the time.Interpreting those numbers is difficult, however, as it would seem that people are finding what they’re looking for on the first try using a Bing-powered search at Yahoo.com and Bing.com, but its just as likely that people are searching for specific websites and then click on the site URL when it is inevitably the first search result, while searches at Google could be for other purposes or for other types of information.Combine that possibility with the fact that Hitwise reports that multi-word search queries are either stagnating or declining, and that single-word searches are up, and you may have people using search engines as URL bars, not necessarily as research tools. Regardless, the one thing that’s clear is that Bing searches are growing in influence, and Microsoft’s upstart search engine is here to stay.Read more at Hitwise
Greece’s relief at having its new bailout approved by eurozone finance ministers was tempered on Tuesday by the publication of a confidential European Commission report on the Greek economy, which foresees Athens having to adopt almost 12 billion euros of austerity measures in 2013 and 2014.The Compliance Report, which was published by Reuters, said that further drastic reductions, equivalent to 5.5 per cent of gross domestic product, would be have to be agreed by the end of May to fill “fiscal gaps” in the next two years. Elections are likely to be held in early May so one of the next government’s first tasks will be to find 7.6 billion euros of savings in 2013 and another 4.1 billion in 2014 to stay on track with the fiscal program agreed with the Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, collectively known as the troika. The savings are likely to come from fresh cuts to pensions, new reductions in social transfers, the further slashing of pharmaceutical and healthcare spending, another round of cuts to defense spending and a restructuring of central and local administration. “The determination of the Greek authorities to stick to the agreed policies will be tested already in the coming months when the deficit-reducing measures to close the large gap for 2013-14 need to be identified,” it said. Greece has to achieve a primary surplus of 1.8 percent in 2013 and 4.5 percent in 2014 to continue to qualify for the loans the Eurogroup approved late on Monday. A new debt sustainability analysis by the troika that was presented to the finance ministers suggested that after the bond swap last Friday, Greek debt could fall to 116.5 percent of GDP in 2020 and below 90 percent in 2030. Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos revealed in a statement that Greece would receive a total of 172.7 billion euros from the eurozone and IMF until the end of 2015. Of this, 130 billion euros will be from the second bailout, 34.5 billion euros that was left over from the first package and 8.2 billion euros that will be part of the 28 billion in total that the IMF will provide. In contrast with the first bailout, Greece will receive the loans in small, monthly installments. The IMF will provide 1.65 billion a month until the end of 2014 and the eurozone will supply the rest. In total, Athens will receive 5.9 billion euros this month, 3.3 billion euros in April and 5.3 billion in May. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Greek and Spanish fertility doctors have worked together to produce a baby from three people. The boy was born on Tuesday, weighing 2.9kg and both the mother and the baby are said to be in good health.The experimental form of the IVF uses an egg from the mother, sperm from the father and another egg from a donor woman. It helps families affected by mitochondrial disease, passed on from mother to child, as the newborn has a tiny amount of DNA – related to mitochondria – from the donor woman.The mother, 32, had battled with infertility and had endured four unsuccessful IVF cycles. Athens Institute of Life President Dr Panagiotis Psathas said that “a woman’s inalienable right to become a mother with her own genetic material became a reality.”READ MORE: Greek Australian doctor instrumental in changing clinical practice in IVF clinicsThe Greek team worked with Spanish centre Embryotools, and announcement has been made that eight embryos are ready to be planted in the other 24 women taking part in the trial.Fertility doctors believe that another advantage of the technique is that it increases the success rate of IVF, but there is speculation that the mitochondria may have had a role in the successful pregnancy though this remains to be tested.The doctors say that this birth has made medical history and the technique used would be able to help infertile couples around the world. Some experts in the UK are concerned that ethical questions are raised with the birth that should not have been allowed to take place.Morally speaking the doctors are concerned that fertility and disease prevention are two different issues. They are concerned that there is no proven need for patients to have genetic material removed from their eggs and transferred to those of a donor. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
By Yankuba JallowThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Gambia Moral Congress and GPDP did not nominate any candidate in the North Bank Region for the forthcoming National Assembly Election slated for April 6, 2017. Since Thursday March 9, 2017, the first day of nomination for National Assembly Members, no one from the aforesaid parties came for nomination.
Cardiff City Football Club manager Neil Warnock has revealed his disappointment at Chelsea’s decision to send youngster Tammy Abraham on loan to Aston Villa.The ex-QPR manager revealed he approach the Blues to sign Abraham on loan with the intention of making the player an important part of his team but is shocked the player was allowed to leave for the Championship, despite spending last season on loan with Swansea City in the Premier League.Warnock told Standard Sport:“I wanted Tammy Abraham from day one. I spoke to Eddie Newton (Chelsea’s loan player technical coach) about it, but he ended up at Aston Villa.“I was really disappointed they didn’t even come back to me. I thought I at least deserved a phone call saying ‘sorry Neil, he’s not joining.”“It might have been because our deadline was three weeks before the Championship’s.”Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Perhaps they weren’t sure at the time and then he ends up leaving at the end of the month, when only a move to a Championship club is possible. But even then, a phone call would have been better and shown a bit of class.”“Tammy would have been my main man in the Premier League – surely that would have been better for him? I don’t understand it. Surely they would want him playing in the Premier League?”“I don’t think it was a question over the size of the loan fee – we would have paid it. I just the felt the way we played, he would have enjoyed it and had an impact.”“I missed out on a few players waiting for him too, which disappointed me. But that’s life.”
Ever since the wrappings came off the latest iPhone, Apple Inc has been inundated with orders. Apple released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphone on 9 September.As expected, the demand has outrun the supply as a result of which, customers may have to wait for another three to four weeks for the latest device. The company has announced that iPhone 6 would go on sale from 19 September in US, for which Apple began accepting online orders from Thursday.The 4.7-inch version would be available next week from 19 September, the company said; while the larger 5.5 inch iPhone 6 plus version model may take another month’s time.”The response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible with a record number of pre-orders overnight. Pre-orders are currently available online or through the Apple Store App,” Reuters quoted spokeswoman Trudy Muller.Other telecommunication device retailers like Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint Corp too have announced a delay in shipments for up to six weeks.Analysts opine that Apple’s latest larger display devices and re-designed models may hit roadblocks in production and may not plunge into bulk sales immediately.The company is yet to announce the date for its release in China — the world’s largest smartphone market. Hence, Chinese customers could have to wait till the end of year to be able to buy the latest Apple products.iPhone 6 orders have exceeded the expectations of the company this year. The figures recorded are much more than last year and the year before, AT&T’s chief executive of mobile and business, Ralph de la Vega told investors at a conference in New York.”It is such a great thing to wake up in the morning to know that you have hundreds of thousands of orders already before you even have a cup of coffee,” Ralph de la Vega said .Meanwhile, the Indian grey market and e-commerce sector have had a field day since the launch. The products were offered at twice the original price on a few website. For instance, on eBay India, a 16 GB iPhone 6 was being offered for ₹1,00,000, while the expected market price is not expected to shoot beyond ₹50,000.