A North Carolina father was returning home with his daughters on Saturday night when they came face-to-snout with a possibly rabid coyote, which charged at their car.John Schroter, who owns a post-production company, had his 18-year-old daughter Hannah capture on camera their chilling encounter with the deranged animal outside their home near Huntsville and later shared the footage on his Facebook page.The resulting 59-second video showing the sickly-looking coyote snarling at the family’s car and attacking the bumper has been viewed more than 35,000 times as of Tuesday morning.
JOBS could go in Co Donegal under new procurement rules, a TD has warned.Thomas Pringle TD has today called for evidence that the impact on jobs was assessed when the government instructed that public service bodies such as schools are to now purchase supplies from centralised companies through public procurement.In his Priority Question to Minister Brian Hayes in the Dáil today, Deputy Pringle asked if he had assessed the impact on local jobs of a public procurement circular that provides for single suppliers on a national level for day to day purchases for public bodies, such as schools purchasing stationary and office supplies, that can now only purchase these supplies from one provider. Speaking on the matter, the Independent for Donegal South West stated: “There are many small companies throughout the country that provide supplies to public bodies which will now suffer greatly and result in job losses as a result of this decision put in place by the National Procurement Service. By choosing only one company to provide specific supplies is bad for competitiveness, bad for business and very bad for jobs.“There are a number of local companies in Donegal that have provided supplies, such as janitorial supplies to schools, for many years and are now facing a bleak future. When I highlighted these concerns to the Minister he accused local public sector managers of ‘looking after their friends’ when choosing where to buy their goods from, yet they seem to think choosing one company for the entire public service is somehow the right way to go.“If local jobs are lost, which will happen if this is allowed to continue, the value of the procurement framework is undermined and will end up costing more to the State.“I asked for the assessment on the impact of local jobs and I now await the evidence that this assessment was indeed carried out, and I intend to follow-up on with Minister Hayes on this,” stated Pringle. NEW GOVERNMENT RULES ON PROCUREMENT COULD COST DONEGAL JOBS, WARNS TD was last modified: January 23rd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NEW GOVERNMENT RULES ON PROCUREMENT COULD COST DONEGAL JOBSThomas PringleWARNS TD
Looking for a quick way to create multiple versions of lower thirds and titles in After Effects? This cool AE expression allows you to quickly modify text in your AE projects to create multiple versions.Creating interesting motion design projects is fun. Having to create multiple versions is not. That’s where this handy After Effects expression from designer/editor Zack Lovatt comes in handy. Apply this versioning expression to your AE project and you can change the text and titles in your composition by simply changing the name of the composition.The expression pulls the source text from the title of the composition and then displays it on-screen in your graphic. You can quickly create multiple versions by simply duplicating comps and changing their name. Pretty awesome.For more information about this After Effects expression, as well as a zip file to download it for your project, check out ZackLovatt.com. Thanks for sharing, Zack!Image from ZackLovatt.com
Ole Miss star wideout Laquon Treadwell suffered a gruesome injury against Auburn back on November 1, breaking his leg and dislocating his ankle in the Rebels’ loss to the Tigers. But less than three months later, it looks like he’s making some serious progress on his road to recovery. Wednesday night, Treadwell posted an Instagram video of himself jogging on a treadmill. It’s amazing to see after the severity of the injury.Before suffering the injury, Treadwell was one of the most feared wideouts in college football. Let’s hope he’s able to get back on the field and continue his successful career.
North Carolina junior forward J.P. Tokoto is regarded as one of the best pure athletes in college basketball. Wednesday, he reminded us all of that fact in emphatic fashion. Tokoto, with his team leading 60-49 down the stretch, climbed the ladder to turn back a layup attempt by Boston College guard Dimitri Batten. Tokoto practically blocked the ball halfway up the backboard.The Tar Heels cruised today against Eagles. They’ll get Louisville on Thursday.
espn fpi all sec teams favoredWe’re halfway through bowl season, but the SEC – which has 10 teams that qualified for the postseason – has yet to play a contest. That changes tonight when LSU takes on Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl. The Tigers, according to ESPN’s FPI, have a 70% chance to win.In fact, according to EPSN’s FPI, all 10 Southeastern Conference squads have a higher than 50% chance to win.Tuesday, the SEC Network tweeted out a graphic that shows the percentage chances for each SEC team. Surprisingly, both Florida (vs. Michigan) and Texas A&M (vs. Louisville) are favored despite issues at the quarterback position.The SEC is favored in ALL 10 of their bowl games according to ESPN’s FPI. pic.twitter.com/c4CN3QRgQy— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) December 28, 2015To be clear, ESPN’s FPI is not Las Vegas odds. And obviously, the SEC won’t go undefeated this bowl season. But it’s an interesting graphic, to say the least.
MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 06: A general view of Hard Rock Stadium before the game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)The state of Florida showed up big at this afternoon’s Under Armour All-American Game. Florida State commits accounted for 21 of victorious Team Highlight’s 27 points. The other six came on a phenomenal one-handed catch by Dionte Mullins, a four-star wide receiver committed to his hometown Hurricanes.Miami commit @dionte_mullins8 makes an insane catch at the UA @AllAmericaGame https://t.co/nyEsN8szIN— Scout Recruiting (@scoutrecruiting) January 2, 2016Mullins committed to Al Golden back on July 4, 2014, and will take his official visit to The U on January 15. He’s definitely a guy that Mark Richt will want to hold on to.
VANCOUVER – The governor of Washington says his state is “allied” with British Columbia in questioning whether the Trans Mountain pipeline should be expanded.The project poses a threat to waters off the West Coast, which Washington residents view as a treasure, and the state is looking at marine safety laws that would help mitigate the impact of a tanker spill, Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday at a meeting with B.C. Premier John Horgan and officials from Oregon and California.“We are hopeful that the premier’s efforts to allow the voices of his citizens to be listened to will be successful, because it is very much in common with our citizens,” Inslee said, adding that residents in his state recently rejected proposals for both coal and oil ports.Inslee commended British Columbia for leadership on climate protection. But he said Trans Mountain may be a federal policy that “shoots Canada in the foot” and reverses some of the work the province has done.Alberta and B.C. have been locked in a battle over the future of Kinder Morgan’s $7.4-billion plan to triple the capacity of the Trans Mountain pipeline, which runs from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C.Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna acknowledged Friday there are differences over the pipeline, but she said it was approved by Ottawa after extensive reviews and it will be built.“We did that review by increasing engagement with communities, by meaningful consultation with Indigenous Peoples, by looking at the science and the evidence and also looking at the project in the context of our climate plan, and we approved that project,” she said in Victoria.“The project was also approved by the previous B.C. government and we think the project should go ahead.”B.C. is asking the courts to determine if it has jurisdiction to limit how much diluted bitumen can flow through pipelines in the province.The members of the Pacific Coast Collaborative met in Vancouver on Friday to mark its 10th anniversary and agreed to add drug overdoses and trade to the list of issues considered vital to the four jurisdictions.The forum was created in 2008 to encourage joint action on matters like climate change and the environment but the group also wants to confront what Inslee calls the “scourge of substance-use disorders.”A news release from the premier’s office says they are also committed to ending the stigma and discrimination associated with addiction and substance-use disorders.Later on Friday, Horgan announced B.C. will contribute $300,000 towards a study with Washington state on the potential for a high-speed rail line connecting Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and other cities beyond. Washington has approved funding of up to US$1.2 million towards the new study.B.C. says the service could cut travel times between Vancouver and Seattle to about 60 minutes from three hours.Collaboration throughout the Pacific region is particularly important in the current political climate, said Matt Rodriquez, California’s secretary of environmental protection.“To be candid, for those of us in the United States, there’s an absence of leadership in the federal government right now and so it’s incumbent on us to work together and step up and show what we can do between our various governments,” he said.Inslee said that collaboration is evident in the group’s approach to climate change.“On the West Coast, we know that climate change is not a hoax,” he said. “It doesn’t matter what foolishness comes out of the White House. Leaders on the West Coast are united in understanding science in the commitment to clean waters and clean air.”The group is a physical representation of governments working together across borders on critical issues, Horgan said.“I believe we’re demonstrating to North America the commonalities that we have despite artificial boundaries,” he said.“The 49th parallel exists on maps and on globes, but we’ve demonstrated today … that working together, the people who populate this spectacular region have a common purpose. And that is to ensure that our environment is protected so our economy can flourish.”Horgan said his U.S. counterparts understand the urgent need to protect a shared environment and to slow climate change across a region that is home to 55 million people and represents the world’s fifth-largest economy.(Companies in this story: TSX: KML)
To popularise classical dance among the present-day audience, a festival named ‘Nritya Darpan’ will be organised at the India Habitat Centre on April 14. It was initiated by one of the leading Kuchipudi dance exponent Meenu Thakur.Dancers who would be performing in the festival besides Meenu Thakur (Kuchipudi), include Raipur-based Odissi danseuse Purnashree Raut, Bharatanatyam danseuse Rashmi Aggarwal from Bengaluru and Odissi exponent Vani Madhav from Gurgaon, NCR. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainHighlight of the festival would be Simhanandini Natyam in Kuchipudi style performed by the Meenu Thakur. Simhanandini is a unique art where the dancer sketches a lion, the ‘Simhavahanam’ or the mount of the Mother Goddess Durga, while dancing on a white cloth spread over red coloured powder. Guru Voleti Rangamani, who has trained dancers from South India in this rare dance item, would be the special invitee at the festival. Nritya Darpan seeks to explore the path less travelled and as the name suggests is a reflection of dance. Other performances of the evening include an excerpt from the Geeta Govindam by Purnashree Raut in Odissi style, Varnam by Rashmi Aggarwal in Bharatanatyam and Bhajami Vindyavasini in Odissi style by Vani Madhav. The event will start at 6:45 pm and is a must visit.
Gurugram: The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has announced action against those who are found wasting water. Officials said in an attempt to stop people from wasting water, the department has decided to levy fines on violators.For residential units, the maximum limit for the fine would be Rs 1,000, while for commercial units it will be Rs 5,000. When asked as to what would they consider as water wastage, an official said, “Wasting water while washing cars, turning a blind eye to overflowing of water, misusing water for gardening among others, are a few of the categories that the department would consider while taking action.” In residential units, a defaulter will be charged Rs 500 for the first time and Rs 1,000 if he repeats it. In commercial units, for the first time, the defaulters will be charged Rs 2,000 for the first time and Rs 5,000 if he/she repeats it. “To curb the practice of extravagant use and wastage of water and to meet the increasing demand apropos the supply and consumption, a person or institution found wasting water by way of car washing, overflowing wilfully and negligently misusing/wasting of water, will be put under the ambit of action mentioned under Section 180 and 181 of Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994,” the MCG order states. “If a person or institution does not mend his or their ways and continues to wastewater, the water connection of such person or institution may be disconnected,” the order further states.