Dear Editor,Allow me to express my heartfelt condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in Wednesday’s gruesome accident. These persons are ordinary people who use buses to go to work or home. They have no other option than to use these buses. They would have held their breath every day in those minibuses until, at last, those same buses took their breath away. We know how unruly the bus drivers and conductors behave when passengers ask them to lower the music or reduce speed. I want to appeal to the authorities to introduce 45-seat buses so that this road carnage will come to end. That is the only solution to put an end to these killing machine minibuses. Besides, let these big buses commute with a scheduled time and stop only in bus stations. An immediate introduction of big buses with time and bus station is needed to resolve road fatalities. Let us put an end to the minibuses which have killed enough people thus far. If the Government cannot afford these buses, at least allow the private companies to import these big buses so that our people can be safe and alive. I have written letters to the Editor on this subject before but no action. I beg, let this letter not go in vain.Sincerely,Kevin Ram
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting View Full ScreenPadilla’s Playgrub is one of the missing pieces in the Playdar puzzle. In early November we wrote about Playdar – a project created by former Last.fm founder Richard Jones and XSPF music playlist format creator Lucas Gonze. Rather than automatically playing a music file via a streaming service, Playdar finds matching local files and plays those first. From there you can listen to music through Playdar-based players including Playlick and Spiffdar. The piece between finding the music and playing it, is Padilla’s Playgrub. By installing the Playgrub bookmarking tool, users can create playlists from listed songs on Last.fm, Songkick, the iTunes charts, MusicBrainz and Grooveshark. While many would question the legality of Playgrub, the service does not scrape music from these sites, just the lists. From here Playdar detects any files that exist on your local hard drive and you’re free to play the songs you own in the order listed on your favorite music site. While so many services concentrate on serving and selling new music to listeners, Playgrub is helping us set the tone with our own rediscovered tracks. To test Playgrub, install the bookmarklet and check playdar.com/download to install the universal content resolver. dana oshiro Tags:#start#startups Developer Toby Padilla was one of the first to defend music content resolver Playdar when it was released to developers. Since then Padilla has contributed more than just his morale support. The former VP of Desktop and Client Software at Last.fm has since built Playgrub – a bookmarklet that scrapes supported sites for music metadata in order to create playlists. Related Posts
A video tour shows just what buyers need to see to appreciate sustainability It’s easy to showcase attractive trim packages, high-quality kitchen cabinets, and granite countertops, but how do you show off green features, such as tight envelope, good air quality, and water efficiency? These are the hidden things you don’t see in a finished home, and they’re often hard for a customer to buy in to. This video shows a special room that Pulte Homes Las Vegas adds to each of its sales offices to give potential buyers a closer look into these hidden features. This _Quality Construction Center_, has transparent wall and ceiling panels that give a behind-the-scenes look at blown-in cellulose insulation and sealed ductwork; thermometers compare temperature differences between the conditioned space and the relatively cool attic to demonstrate how well the insulation actually performs; and a hands-on display lets buyers feel how well the low-e glass holds back the summer heat. Pulte Las Vegas has incorporated the Environments for Living program to position itself as a leader in energy-efficient, environmentally friendly home building. And they put their money where their mouth is they have an energy-bill guarantee on all their new EFL homes.More InformationMore about Pulte Homes Las Vegas: Efficiency in the Desert
The ProjectI’m working on a motion graphics project that consists of animating a map of the United States. My client has provided me with a layered EPS vector graphic file of the United States that they want me to use in the animation. They’ve asked me to take this map and create a variety of animations, including an animation for each individual state. Let’s take a look at the file and see how I can work with this file in Adobe After Effects. Prep the Illustrator FileFirst, I will save my EPS file as an .ai or Adobe Illustrator file since After Effects provides more support for this file format. To ensure that Illustrator files appear correctly in After Effects, I’ll select Create PDF Compatible File in the Illustrator Options dialog box. Another issue I have with this file is the fact that everything is located in one layer. Since AE only displays AI layers, I need to put all of the individual states in their own layer. To do this, I’ll select all of the states in layer 1 and select Release to Layers. Now my AI file is prepped for import.Import into After EffectsI have several options when bringing an AI file into After Effects. When I import an Illustrator file, I get the import dialogue box, which provides me with two options: Footage and Composition. If I import my file as Footage, I can choose to merge all of the layers into one, or I can import a specific layer on its own. I can further specify if I want the layers to retain their size or scale up to be the size of the document. If I choose Composition, a new composition will appear in my AE project that will include all of the imported layers from the file.Create Shapes from LayersOnce I have my Illustrator files in After Effects, I can make further adjustments. To provide myself with more versatility when animating, I can turn all of my Illustrator layers into shapes. To do this, I’ll select my layers in the comp I imported and go to Layer > Create Shapes From Layers. Using shape layers opens up a number possibilities, including quickly changing the fill and stroke options, adding a gradient, changing the path, adding a wiggle effect, and a handful of other features.Looking for more tips and tricks? Check out these resources.“Workflow Tip: Storyboard Your Animations in Adobe Illustrator”“Pro Tip: How to Create After Effects Assets in Adobe Illustrator”“Use a Phone App to Create Vectors for After Effects” Use your Adobe Illustrator files to create stunning motion graphics for your next project in After Effects.Cover image via Shutterstock.Adobe software applications work quite well together; you just need to know the ins and out of each program. In this tutorial, we’re going to take a look at how to work with Illustrator files in Adobe After Effects. Specifically, we’ll look at how to bring AI layers into AE and prepare them for animation. I’m going to show you how to prep your file in Illustrator, and I’ll also teach you all of the ways to import your file in After Effects. Finally, I will go over a few methods of manipulating the AI file further once it’s in After Effects. Let’s get started!
Five policemen were suspended after they were found chatting on WhatsApp while on duty in sensitive areas of Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur city on the day of the Supreme Court’s verdict in Ayodhya case, an official said on Sunday. The five personnel, all sepoys, were deployed in some sensitive city areas on Saturday in view of the apex court’s judgment in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya. Jabalpur’s Superintendent of Police Amit Singh said when he conducted a surprise inspection in those areas, he found five policemen busy chatting on social media platform WhatsApp.“All the five were suspended late Saturday night,” the official said. In view of the apex court’s order in the Ayodhya case, over 2,500 police personnel were deployed in various parts of the city, he said. Several police pickets and 25 temporary police outposts were set up for continuous surveillance across Jabalpur, he added.
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the tentative answer keys of Scientific Assistant exam 2017 on the official website, the link for which is ssc.nic.inThe exam was conducted from November 22 to November 25.How to check SSC Scientific Assistant Answer Keys 2017:In order to check the same, all the candidates need to follow the below mentioned steps:Go to the official website, ssc.nic.inClick on the link for “Scientific Assistant in India Meteorological Department Examination 2017-Uploading of Tentative Answer Keys”Click on the link for candidate’s response sheet, tentative answer key and submission of representationEnter roll number, password and choose exam dateClick on submitAnswer keys will be displayed on the screenDownload and take print out of the same for future use.How to raise objections:Candidates can raise objection/s to the answer key/s till 5pm on December 9To raise objections, candidates need to pay Rs 100 per question/answerAny representation received after the due date and time will not be entertained. Instruction has been provided on how to challenge the question/answer key by the commission.Paper pattern:The exam was based on two following parts:Part 1: It consisted of general intelligence and reasoning, quantitative aptitude, English language and comprehension and general awareness.Part 2: It comprised 100 questions based on physics, computer science and information technology, electronics and telecommunication engineering.About SSC:The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was established in November 4, 1975. The organisation works under the Government of India and recruits staff for several posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.advertisementIt is headquartered at New Delhi. Presently, there are seven regional offices at Allahabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore and two Sub-Regional Offices at Raipur and Chandigarh. Each regional office is headed by a Regional Director and each sub-regional office is headed by a Deputy-Director.For more details, candidates can visit the official website.Read: Supreme Court directs UP to promote mainstream education for specially abled childrenRead: Sports enthusiasts in schools to get financial aid by Delhi governmentFor more updates, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Test, Day 5, Brief Scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*). Match ended in a draw. Full ScorecardFormer Australia captain Ian Chappell perfectly summed up Cheteshwar Pujara’s contribution to India’s historic Test series in Australia.”While the Australian cricket team was keeping a wary eye on Virat Kohli, Pujara snuck up from behind and executed the perfect mugging. In addition to helping India win a series for the first time in Australia, he frustrated a top-class opposition attack to the point of submission,” Chappell had written for ESPNCricinfo.While the pre-series build-up was all about Virat Kohli, the Indian No. 3 batsman stole the show Down Under with his monstrous hunger for runs. Pujara, on Monday, walked away with the Man of the Series award after scoring 521 runs from seven innings and more importantly playing out 1258 balls and 30 hours during India’s 2-1 win.However, India’s hero in Australia, Pujara will not be playing international cricket in the near future with India set to play quite a lot of white-ball cricket, including the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 and then the World Cup in England.Pujara though has his plans set for the upcoming season. The in-form batsman, unlike quite a few of his teammates, will be heading to India to play for Saurashtra in the ongoing season of Ranji Trophy.Pujara did not find a buyer at last month’s IPL auction despite having been available for a base price of Rs 50 lakh. Nonetheless, Pujara will be spending the time away from all the glitzy and glamorous cricket season in England, playing the County Championships.advertisementDespite stressing that Test cricket will be his priority, Pujara has not given up on his dreams of playing white-ball cricket for India. The 30-year-old last played an ODI for India in June 2014.”I’ll be playing some first-class cricket back home. During IPL, I might be playing county cricket. Next Test series is 6-7 months away. Will give me enough time to prepare. I’ll work hard on my game to play white-ball cricket. But Test cricket is my priority, it’ll always remain my priority,” Pujara said on Monday.Cheteshwar Pujara: can bat, can’t dance?Celebrations have well and truly begun for Team India! #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/XUWwWPSNuncricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 7, 2019Pujara also credited his last stint with Yorkshire at the County Championships for his success in Australia. The India batsman had scored 370 runs in eight matches in 2018 for the English side.”As a batsman, you just need to get used to pace and bounce. Playing in different conditions, in South Africa, in England, in county cricket has helped me improve my technique. For me it’s about the right preparation,” Pujara added.Thanks to Pujara’s centuries, three of them, Virat Kohli’s men became the first-ever Indian team to win a Test series in Australia. After winning in Adelaide, India lost in Perth but a Pujara ton, his second of the series, in Melbourne helped the world number one Test side bounce back and clinch an unassailable 2-1 lead. The fourth and final Test ended in a draw after bad weather ate away most of the play on Sunday and Monday in Sydney.Also Read | Cheteshwar Pujara just can’t dance: Watch India stars celebrate historic winAlso Read | Australia series win proudest moment of my 10-year career: Virat KohliAlso Read | Best Indian side I have been part of, says Cheteshwar Pujara after series-winning 521 runsAlso See: