Tutorial: Changing Eye Color in After Effects

first_imgIn this After Effects video tutorial you’ll discover how to swap the eye color of your on-screen talent! In this example I needed to match the eye color of two actors (each was playing the same character, one as an old version and the other as a younger version). Using a combination of relatively simple After Effects techniques you can give your talent a quick eye color change:Use ‘Track Motion’ to track the movements of the eyes in the shot. In this case, both the camera and subject’s head were moving, making it beneficial to use two trackers (one for each eye).Adjust the tracking range to best suit the motion in my footage. The bigger the trackers bounding boxes, the longer it takes to process the track. Pretty straightforward.Add a null object to each track.Use a shape layer and modify the color to match your desired color (apply a blend mode like Soft Light).Mask and feather this shape layer to mimic the shape of the eyeball.NOW, parent the color solid layer to the null layer.Add to your characters persona with an eye color tweak. Tint red to look frightening or evil or a blue/white tint can look martian or futuristic. Experiment with this visual effect in your AE projects to get your own unique looks.last_img read more

Fire damages property at Army camp near LoC

first_imgThe Army on Tuesday said a fire broke out in north Kashmir’s Machil Sector, resulting in the damage of infrastructure. An Army spokesman said the fire broke out at 2 p.m. and was brought under control. “Some damage to property took place,” said the spokesman, without divulging any details.Unofficial reports suggest an entire Army camp was taken over by the flames located close to the Line of Control in the Machil Sector in Kupwara. It housed the soldiers of the Army’s 44 Rashtriya Rifles headquartered at Hamar Gali in the Machil sector.The fire damaged large parts of the camp, which housed oil barrels and some ammunition. However, the Army has been silent over the details of the damage. “There was no loss of life. The cause of the fire is being ascertained,” said the Army spokesman.last_img read more

Congress to oppose peace agreement if it changes geography of Manipur: Jairam Ramesh

first_imgSlamming the Centre over alleged lack of transparency in the ongoing Naga peace talks, former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that the Congress will oppose any agreement, if it changes the geography of Manipur and any other northeastern State. A six-member Congress delegation arrived here on Sunday to take stock of the situation in Manipur arising out of the Naga peace talks and gather the opinions of people and party leaders on the National Register of Citizens (NRC).“There is no transparency regarding Naga peace talks on the part of the central government. The progress in the ongoing Naga peace talks has not been disclosed,” Mr. Ramesh told reporters at the Congress Bhawan here. Any accord which would change the geography of any State of the northeast region, including Manipur, will be opposed by the Congress, he said.“During the tenure of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, the Centre had signed Assam, Mizoram and Tripura accords “without changing the geography of any state”, the senior Congress leader said. The former Union Minister was accompanied by AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik, former union minister of state Jitendra Singh, MP Manickam Tagore, AICC secretary Ranjit Mukherjee and Mohammed Ali Khan. Last week, the Union Home Ministry had said that lot of rumours and misinformation was being spread that the final Naga settlement had been arrived at and would be announced soon.“This is creating anxiety and concern in some parts of the country. It is clarified that before any settlement is arrived at with Naga groups, all stakeholders including states of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh will be duly consulted and their concerns will be taken into consideration. No credence needs to be given to such rumours and incorrect information,” the MHA statement had said. Former Manipur Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh said that the Centre, according to media reports, has rejected the NSCN-IM demand for separate flag and Constitution during the Naga peace talks.“People in Manipur are confused whether the demand for greater Nagaland has been accepted or not. If it is accepted by the present government, the party will oppose it tooth and nail,” the Congress Legislature Party leader in Manipur said.last_img read more

Holland outplay India in Hamburg Masters opener

first_imgIndia started their campaign at the BDO Hamburg Masters hockey tournament on a disappointing note, losing 3-6 to world number three Holland at the Ulhenhoster hockey Club in Hamburg, Germany.Bob de Voogd (9th minute), Robbert Kemperman (17th), Jeroen Hertzburger (22nd), Klaas Vermeulen (34th), Mink ven der Weerden (46th) and Constantijn Jonker (60th Min) were the goal-scorers for the Dutch side, while the Indian marksmen were Dhananjay Mahadik (18th), Sandeep Singh (43rd) and Ravi Pal (52nd).India will next play world number two and Olympic champions Germany, who beat Japan 5-3 in another match on Friday.Against Holland, India started the encounter in a lethargic fashion, which resulted in numerous unforced errors in the deep defence.Except for Sardar Singh, who played his heart out, Indian defenders wore a sorry look as the Dutch caught them on the wrong footing with frequent position interchange and quick passes.The continuous pressure by the Dutch forwardline yielded result in the ninth minute when de Voogd scored in the ninth minute from a Verga cross.Eight minutes later, Kemperman encashed on a pass from a turnover in the Indian midfield to make it 2?0.India, however, reduced the margin in the next minute from their first short corner when captain Mahadik slotted the home to the Dutch goalkeeper’s left with a carpet flick.But Holland fired back in the 22nd and 34th minutes with goals from Hertzburger and Vermeulen to go into the breather with an impressive 4-1 lead.Eight minutes into the second half, India pulled another back when drag-flciker Sandeep Singh scored from their second penalty corner.advertisementBut India’s comeback hopes dashed when Mink ven der Weerden made it 5-2 in the 46th minute from Holland’s third penalty corner.Shortly after the goal, Tushar Khandker missed the target with a reverse flick off a Ravi Pal pass.Ravi Pal then scored in the 52nd minute to make it 5-3 and give India glimmer of a hope.But it was not to be India’s day as Holland completed their tally when Jonker scored after he was set up by Vermeulen in the 60th minute to pocket full three points from the high-scoring encounter.last_img read more

The 7th Annual Project CARE Summit

first_img Posted: September 19, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter September 19, 2018 Ginger Jeffries, Ginger Jeffries 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Join more than 200 medical professionals from around the globe at our 7th Annual Project Comprehensive Advanced Restorative Effort (Project C.A.R.E.) summit scheduled for Sept. 19-21, at Naval Medical Center San Diego.“Service members no longer have to live with the untreated scars of combat. Through surgical and wound care treatments, we can improve the appearance of our injured Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, helping to restore their self-esteem and erase the emotional scars of disfigurement,” said U.S. Navy Capt. Craig Salt, head plastic surgeon for NMCSD and founder of Project C.A.R.E.The Project C.A.R.E. summit is one of several venues that help NMCSD foster collaborative partnerships that lead to medical breakthroughs throughout the globe.It takes a team to care for a wounded warrior. The symposium is open to medical professionals from numerous disciplines. This year’s summit will have a special focus on craniofacial, abdominal wall and urogenital surgical interventions. The 7th Annual Project C.A.R.E. Summitlast_img read more

Selling One Ad Across Many Screens

first_imgAlmost immediately after Apple founder Steve Jobs introduced the iPad to much fanfare last January, publishers everywhere began trying to figure out how to create content and advertising for the new platform.Meanwhile, advertisers are telling publishers that they want to be able to create campaigns and execute them across the widest universe of devices, particularly mobile platforms. Yet despite all this great news, it’s not clear how much revenue publishers are actually earning from this advertising. The Financial Times announced recently it has generated about $2 million with advertising on its iPad app, but few other publishers are yet describing similar success.As The Knot-the wedding planning Web site and magazine-began work on the iPad app, they decided to focus exclusively on the user experience-and not include any advertising-for the first issue launched in October. The only advertisers involved in the iPad app are Magazine Directory advertisers already in The Knot’s interactive product guides. “We saw this an opportunity for the magazine to be displayed as it’s intended to look, with dramatic layouts-and at the same time, we can layer on the Internet experience,” says site director Miles Stiverson. “We wanted to develop the very best product we could and really figure out how we will reinvent our magazine for the iPad.” Yet those conversations ultimately led to greater clarity about what sorts of advertising would work best on an iPad, say Stiverson. “I’ve seen ads where you land on a page and press a button and it reveals content you wouldn’t have seen otherwise. The iPad makes you stop on a page and examine it closely to see if there is any interactivity to play around with.”In the next issue, The Knot will include simple sponsored sections and videos, plus some custom interactive tools. Editors and developers there had already launched two iPhone apps, both in 2009. The first was called “Wedding 411,” a mobile message board that allows brides-to-be to connect with each other on the go. The second app took the popular “Wedding Dress Look Book” from the Web site and turned it into a searchable and sortable wedding dress finder. Only Wedding 911 has had any advertiser involvement.Hearst sees the best results from selling tablet pages, which appear in apps for brands such as Esquire, Popular Mechanics and O, The Oprah Magazine. “They appear in a very similar fashion to print pages, but the end user will have a much richer user experience once they engage with the ad depending on the level of functionality incorporated within,” says Avi Zimak, advertising director of tablet media at Hearst.Mobile ad pricing for Hearst varies depending on whether the application is a utility-based app (stand-alone app) or a digitally enhanced version of the magazine. “Pricing can also vary by magazine brand,” says Zimak. “We do believe many of our apps warrant a premium, as we are limiting the number of advertisers that appear within these apps so the advertisers can showcase the richness of their brands via the individual functionality.” QR Codes for MobileNot everyone is caught up in the mobile app scramble, however. Developers at Budget Travel have taken a different-simpler-approach to mobile content and advertising. Instead of creating mobile and tablet versions of the magazine and Web site, they’re launching a QR code application for mobile phones. QR codes are matrix barcodes readable by QR scanners and mobile phones with cameras.The QR codes appear in the magazine next to travel tips. When readers point their phone at the QR code, they’re led to a mobile-enabled Web site consisting of more travel tips, plus the ability to share those tips in social networks and elsewhere online. “We wanted to do this because we’re really interested in how we can deliver our content across different platforms in ways readers and advertisers want,” says Lisa Dickens Schneider, general manager of digital products at Budget Travel.The launch sponsor is La Quinta Inns & Suites, which will have a full-page magazine ad facing the travel tip content, as well as branding within the QR code copy. When users land on the mobile site, they will also see La Quinta branding, essentially turning the experience into a custom mobile microsite.”If you’re working for a multimedia brand, you have to understand that advertisers are also moving toward more integration,” Schneider says. “And you have to understand how the brand behaves in each medium, and what are the benefits of each medium. The smart advertisers are starting to understand how to reach people in different ways. The content I want on my phone is not the same as what I want on my big screen computer.”One Ad, Many ScreensThat said, creating content and advertising campaigns across multiple devices with different screen resolutions is complicated-one reason why mobile and tablet advertising remains the Wild West right now, according to digital strategy and user experience according to consultant Jonathan Hills.”This is a much more fluid world than PCs,” he says. “Ad sales teams are struggling to understand how to sell and what the rates should be and even how to serve the ads from a tech standpoint.”Hills, who launched two iPhone apps for Reader’s Digest Association while he was general manager at readersdigest.com last year, ultimately decided to sell the campaigns on a fixed-price basis. The ad sales team offered advertisers 100 percent share of voice on its Life IQ app, launched last February, for, say, $20,000 per month-as opposed to guaranteeing a certain number of impressions or even downloads. The main selling point was being associated with something cutting-edge.The Life IQ app, a trivia quiz on everyday life, is free. So far, about 50,000 users have downloaded it, but there have been no ads to date. The second app, Word Power, launched in April for $2.99 per download. It did not include ad integration.”We were telling a compelling story, but it’s still difficult,” says Hills. Sponsors know how to measure visitors to a Web site-currently about 3 million per month to readersdigest.com. But they don’t know how to price downloads of an app that may or may not ever be used, since 70 percent of all apps aren’t used after their initial few weeks of residing on someone’s phone or tablet device.”Advertisers want to know what they’re measuring,” says Hills. “But there are no meaningful benchmarks.” For instance, Comscore is an imprecise Web site traffic measurement device but it’s the industry standard because it’s operated by a third party-neither publisher nor advertiser. Nothing like this yet exists for mobile devices.Hills believes that, ultimately, iPad apps will be more interesting to sponsors in large part because the screen is so much bigger. At the moment there are three types of advertising on the iPad: the desktop Web site ads displayed in the browser; the iPhone-style ads and banners on applications, and an advertising opportunity that is totally unique to it-interactive print. That allows for full-page ads, larger photos, video content and 360-degree product tours.”It’s a much more tactile device, too,” Hills says. “It does present a unique opportunity to get people to do things” such as sign up for a coupon or watch a video.He predicts there will be mobile advertising standards in place by the end of 2011. “The big players are making moves to establish coherent standards,” Hills says. “But before that happens there will be a period of experimenting. People are trying to figure out what sorts of campaigns they want to be running.”last_img read more

Tata Motors Witnesses Downfall of 34 Percent in April

first_imgTata Motors total sales in India stood at 33,892 units for the month of April, registering a downfall of 34 percent as against the 51,160 vehicles sold in April last year.The domestic passenger vehicle sales of Tata plunged to 30,670 units in April 2014, from 47,595 units in the corresponding month last year. While the sales figure of Nano, Indica and Indigo cars stood at 5,653 units, the company sold 1,788 units of Sumo, Safari, Aria and Venture vehicles last month.The domestic sales of the commercial vehicle segment declined by 36 percent to 23,229 units from 36,025 units in the corresponding month of the previous year.Tata Motors, which has been staying away from new releases in the country, is gearing up for a comeback with the launch of its Zest and Bolt. Both the vehicles which were first seen at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014 are expected to make the domestic entry around the festive season this year.Tata Bolt will be offered in both petrol and engine options. While the petrol model of the Bolt will come with the 1.2 liter Revotron turbo petrol engine, which can churn out a power of 84 bhp at 5000 rpm and a torque of 140 Nm of 1750-3500 rpm, the diesel version of the car will pack 1.3 liter Multijet diesel motor.On the other hand, Tata Zest, the first sedan in India with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), will be offered in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol version of the Zest will be powered by a 1.2 litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged Revotron engine under the hood, which can churn out a power of 85 PS at 5000 RPM and a peak torque of 140 Nm 1750-3000 RPM. The diesel model will come with a 1.3 litre Quadrajet motor, which can generate 90 PS power at 4000 RPM and 200Nm torque at 1750-3000 RPM.(Ed: AJ)last_img read more

Mahesh Babu review of Avengers Endgame Loved the film and experience at

first_imgMahesh Babu with AMB Cinemas staffSuperstar Mahesh Babu has seen Avengers: Endgame and shared his review on his Twitter account. He chose the superhero film as his first film at his multiplex – AMB Cinemas.AMB Cinemas, which is located in Gachibowli, Hyderabad, is one of the most popular superflexes in the city. It is the acronym for Asian Mahesh Babu Cinemas. This seven-screen superplex was inaugurated in December 2018. Many celebs, including Chiranjeevi and Allu Aravind, have watched movies and were spellbound over the experience of watching a film at this cinema hall.Nearly six months passed after the launch of AMB Cinemas, but Mahesh Babu had not watched a film there. Probably, he was waiting for the release of the right kind of film to experience the features of his cinema hall. The superstar recently watched Avengers: Endgame there. Mahesh Babu in MaharshiTwitterMahesh Babu later took to Twitter to share his experience of watching Avengers: Endgame. He shared his photo with the staff of AMB Cinemas and tweeted, “My first at @amb_cinemas …#AvengersEndgame!! Loved the film and the experience ..Thankyou team AMB… You guys rock!!!” Avengers: Endgame movie reviewTwitterInterestingly, Madame Tussaud in Singapore had recently unveiled the statue of Mahesh Babu. Later, the wax idol was brought to Hyderabad and kept at his multiplex for a day for his fans. This happened for the first time in the history of Madame Tussaud. Hence, there was a lot buzz about it in the media.last_img read more

Marvel actress Elizabeth Olsen gets engaged to Milo Greene frontman Robbie Arnett

first_imgMarvel’s Wanda is all set to tie the knot! Actress Elizabeth Olsen, who has been dating Milo Greene frontman Robbie Arnett for three years, is now engaged to him.The first time that the two made an appearance as a couple was back in September 2017 when they attended the Gersh pre-Emmys party and were photographed together. However, that was one of the few moments when they stepped out at the red carpet together.Olsen has been extremely guarded about her personal life, but the engagement does not come as a surprise to many. The two have been seen together on numerous occasions. Not to mention how they even took some time off of New York City to go on a vacation in Mexico.Before Robbie, the actress was linked to Narcos actor Boyd Holbrook. In fact, they also got engaged after dating for about three years. However, they called off the engagement later. Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie ArnettTwitterIt is not the only Olsen who has been making headlines for taking the next step in a relationship. Sister Ashley Olsen was also seen donning a ring as she stepped out with her boyfriend Louis Eisner.The couple was spotted in Pacific Palisades, California, and set the rumour mills abuzz with possible news of being engaged. Although they have not confirmed the reports yet, we know for sure that one Olsen sister will be tying the knot soon! Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie ArnettTwitterOn a professional front, Elizabeth Olsen will be seen in the fourth phase of MCU films as she will star in WandaVision, a venture of Disney+ and in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Directed by Scott Derrickson, the film will bring back MCU’s Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange, Benedict Cumberbatch. He will be donning his Cloak of Levitation again and will reunite with his Avengers: Endgame co-star.last_img read more

Snakeshaped UFO spotted in New York skies was it a living alien

first_imgYouTube: Beams Investigations 1As space agencies like NASA and ESA are busy searching for alien life in the deep nooks of space, conspiracy theorists strongly believe that extraterrestrial life is a reality, and they believe that UFO sightings reported in various parts of the world are indications of their existence. Adding up to the heat, a YouTube channel named ‘Beamsinvestigation 1’ has now shared a mysterious video that shows a snake-shaped UFO hovering in the skies of New York.Interestingly, the UFO spotted in the skies during broad daylight can be seen moving, and at times, it can be seen bending its body like a snake.”Look closely and you will see that this unidentified flying object is comprised of segments or spheres… an intriguing, articulated body!” wrote the uploader in the video’s description.As the video went viral on online, conspiracy theorists started arguing that alien life is a reality, and, they outlandishly concluded that the UFO spotted in the skies could actually be a living alien with flying capabilities.After analyzing the video, a section of other conspiracy theorists suggested that these weirdly shaped objects in the skies could actually be secret shape-shifting military craft developed by the United States military. They added that Donald Trump’s space force is already operational in the skies, and these UFO sightings are substantiating this theory.However, skeptics dismissed both these angles, and they made it clear that the UFO spotted in the skies could be a weirdly shaped balloon.The new UFO sighting has been reported just a few days after mysterious lights were spotted in the skies of Cincinnati, Ohio. The unexplained lights pulled many local residents to a state of panic, and they started arguing that aliens have paid a visit to the earth.last_img read more

Explosive materials seized

first_imgMembers of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) recovered six kilogramme explosive making materials worth Tk 328,000 from Yusufpur Padmarchar in Charghat, Rajshahi on Wednesday, reports UNB.Tipped off, a team of BGB-1 conducted a drive in the area and recovered the explosive substance kept in a packet in an abandoned condition, said BGB-1 commanding officer Mohammad Tajul Islam.However, none was arrested in this connection as the smugglers managed to flee the scene.last_img

Students begin hunger strike seeking DUCSU reelection

first_imgFive students of Dhaka University start hunger strike at the foot of Raju Sculpture on Tuesday evening, demanding fresh elections to its central student union and hall unions. Photo: UNBFour independent candidates along with a general student of Dhaka University (DU) started hunger strike at the foot of Raju Sculpture on the campus on Tuesday evening, demanding fresh elections to its central students’ union and hall unions, reports UNB.Among them, Anindya Mondol, a third year student of Philosophy department was a member candidate of Jagannath Hall union, Tawhid Tanjin, a fourth year student of Computer Science and Technology department, was a candidate for transport affairs secretary of Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU) elections.The others are Soyeb Mahmud, a second year student of Physics department and an independent candidate of literature affairs secretary of Shahidulla Hall union, Md Mainiddin, a second year student of Population Sciences department and an independent candidate of cultural affairs secretary of Mohsin Hall Union and Roni Hossain, a fourth year student of Geography and Environment Science department and a resident of Bijoy Ekattor Hall.Anindya Mondol told UNB, “The results of DUCSU and hall unions are fabricated ones. The university authorities staged a drama in the name of election.”Five students of Dhaka University start hunger strike at the foot of Raju Sculpture on Tuesday evening, demanding fresh elections to its central student union and hall unions. Photo: Prothom AloHe also said they are observing hunger strike demanding re-elections at the earliest.”Or else, we’ll continue our hunger strike.”The long overdue elections to DUCSU and its hall unions were held on Monday.Quota reform movement leader Nurul Haque Nur was elected vice-president (VP) of DUCSU while Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) general secretary Golam Rabbani its general secretary.Eight among nine secretary posts went to candidates from BCL panel in the elections, marred by allegations of irregularities.BCL is the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League.After the results were published, all panels, except that of the BCL, rejected the results alleging irregularities, and demanded re-election to all the posts except that of VP and Social Welfare post, and announced to boycott classes for an indefinite period.last_img read more

Witnesses Display Injustices to Councilmembers Regarding the Police

first_imgHoward University Business School in Northwest D.C. was where complaints were presented to District council members Oct. 8. In the school’s auditorium, many citizens vented their views regarding negative incidents with police while others listened to their stories.Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6).Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, organized the public oversight hearing to hear complaints entitled “The Metropolitan Police Department: Stop and Contact Policies and Procedures.”“Before the Council broke for recess, I committed to an oversight hearing to review Metropolitan Police Department practices, specifically the methods law enforcement uses to stop and detain people in D.C.,”Wells said in a statement. “All residents should be able to expect and trust that law enforcement will protect and treat us all equally, safely, and fairly.”Hearing topics included stop and frisk, jump outs, traffic stops, and use of SWAT-like teams.Councilmembers Anita Bonds, David Grosso (At-Large members) and Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward5) shared the panel with Wells. The NAACP, the Urban League, the American Civil Liberties Union and District citizens, gave testimonies.Kymone Freeman, a black male, demanded council members have a legitimate citizens’ review board to oversee complaints regarding police conduct. require a significant number of police live in the communities they watch, and have any officer who shoots an unarmed person indicted, arrested, and convicted.Freeman said he was tired of “dead bodies over and over again,” then candidly shared his experiences with the police.Jamal Mohammad of We Act Radio said social media displayed what has been happening for decades. “We have different realities from the world (speaking of Black men in particular) with different consequences,” Mohammad said.The topic of the 1974 Stop and Frisk Law was raised but no indication was given as to what it was based on or if it was a District law for police.“The 1974 laws do not work today in modern society,” Bonds said.  She read data from the police department and concluded it may be different for citizens. Bonds later remarked when the hearing was over, “Some of the things my son has said to me, I was horrified.” She was open to suggestions on how to improve the relationship between citizens and the police.“We need more transparency,” McDuffie added. “People may be used to what’s going on and it becomes a way of life.” He encouraged citizens to file a complaint and gave a negative experience he encountered with police.Another hearing on the police department will convene 11:30 am. Oct. 27 at the John A. Wilson Building with Police Chief Cathy Lanier.last_img read more

Fears of Gentrification Shadow Northeast Community Development

first_imgSondra Phillips-Gilbert is a second term commissioner for the Rosedale Community,A new housing developments being built in Northeast, D.C. is raising concerns for members of the community, according an advisory neighborhood commissioner for Ward 6.Sondra Phillips-Gilbert is a second term commissioner for the Rosedale community that is located east of the H Street Corridor and northeast of Capitol Hill.“The fear of the community is we are being pushed out,” she told the AFRO, explaining that new construction in the community, specifically the Benning Road apartment building that will take the place of Trinidad Baptist Church, will displace several residents.  “A lot of people are going to be uprooted.”According to Phillips-Gilbert, Trinidad Baptist Church, which is across the street from Hechinger Mall, sold the building and now Valor Development is building a 10-story apartment complex in its place.The development date is scheduled for 2018 for what Valor Development has named The Valvaere. According to the company’s website, the Benning Road building will have 285 units.The major concern for current residents is whether the new development will include affordable housing that can apply with their budgets. The subsidized housing being offered is too expensive for current neighbors, according to Phillips-Gilbert, who said many low income people will be forced to move because they won’t be able to afford to live in the area anymore.She said she met with the developers at multiple ANC meetings, and asked if Valor Development would consider reducing the cost so current community members could afford to live at Valvaere.According to Felipe Serpa, a development manager from Valor Development, the company bases their rates off of the affordable housing numbers that the city council produces and regulates.Out of the projected 285 units, Serpa told the AFRO April 18 that they plan to make 20 to 23 units inclusionary zoning, which is based off of the area’s median income that is used to calculate subsidiary rents for future occupants.As of now, people making less than half of the area’s median income would have to pay $1,024 for a one bedroom unit and $1,229 for a two bedroom unit. Future occupants making around 80 percent of the area’s median income would have to pay $1,638 for a one bedroom unit and would pay $1,966 for a two bedroom, according to city guidelines.Serpa said the prices are subject to change because the company is three years out from actual developing the residence. The remaining units will be priced at market rent, he said.“The truth of the matter is development is going on all over the city,” Phillips-Gilbert said. “The areas where you find a lot of low income people are gold mines for developers.”“Money talks andpeople look up and they don’t have homes,” she said. Philips-Gilbert said a solution to the problem would be for the government to create laws that lower the affordable housing rates and ensure that businesses and developers follow the rates appropriately.“Somebody has to lookout for the little person because a lot of times no one cares about the poor,” she said.last_img read more

Mary Meeker one of the premier Silicon Valley investors quits Kleiner Perkins

first_imgMary Meeker is leaving Kleiner Perkins and starting a new investment fund along with three other partners. Joining Meeker in her new fund are Kleiner Perkins other investors Mood Rowghani and Noah Knauf, as well as Juliet de Baubigny, a partner. As her latest stint as venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins, Meeker has led the company’s investments in more mature start-ups and yielded several successful bets by putting money into Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and Snap when the companies were further along. She is popularly known as the Queen of the Internet for her coverage of internet stocks, since 2010. She also delivers an annual internet trends report considered as one of the most prestigious and thorough in the technology industry. She also remains one of the few women to earn a general partner title at Kleiner Perkins. The business industry is generally known to not award women with the highest roles in VC. In 2014, she was listed as the 77th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Her exit from Kleiner Perkins, will undoubtedly be a huge blow to the venture capitalist firm, given the fact that Meeker is by far the most senior woman in venture capital and has a high stature in the business community. It seems Kleiner Perkins is changing its tactics in the business consulting industry. In 2016, legendary investor John Doerr stepped down as managing partner, replaced by Ted Schlein. The departures of Meeker, Rowghani and Knauf’s add further support to the claim. Talking about Meeker at the time of her hiring, Schlein said, “There is only one Mary Meeker,” He now says he is “not naive” about what it will be like to lose Meeker. Kleiner Perkins will have to move on without its most famous name. Read Next Python founder resigns – Guido van Rossum goes ‘on a permanent vacation from being BDFL’ Anima Anandkumar, the machine learning guru behind AWS bids adieu to AWS. Dr. Fei Fei Li, Google’s AI Cloud head steps down amidst speculations; Dr. Andrew Moore to take her placelast_img read more

Carnival Horizon adds long weekend cruises to Bermuda to its inaugural season

first_img Posted by Travelweek Group Share Carnival Horizon adds ‘long weekend’ cruises to Bermuda to its inaugural season MIAMI – Carnival Cruise Line’s new Carnival Horizon is setting its sights on Bermuda with a series of four-day cruises from New York in spring and summer 2018.The voyages are part of the ship’s inaugural season that includes previously announced sailings to Europe from Barcelona and the Caribbean from New York and Miami.The four-day ‘long weekend’ cruises will depart Thursdays and feature a full-day visit to Bermuda. Five four-day Bermuda cruises will be offered, departing May 24, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16 and Sept. 13, 2018.Including the five Bermuda sailings aboard Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line will offer 18 different voyages to the island in 2017-18 departing from five East Coast homeports: Baltimore, Charleston, New York, ‘Port Canaveral and Fort Lauderdale.Carnival Horizon is set to debut April 2, 2018 with a 13-day Mediterranean voyage from Barcelona, the first of four roundtrip departures from this Spanish port. Currently under construction, the ship will offer a groundbreaking ‘bike-ride-in-the-sky’ attraction called SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre and a massive WaterWorks aqua park featuring a water tube slide. Plus, a wide range of accommodations will be offered, including spa cabins with exclusive privileges at the luxurious Cloud 9 Spa, extra-room staterooms in Family Harbor, and tropical-inspired Havana staterooms and suites with daytime access to a Cuban-themed bar and pool.center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, February 16, 2017 Tags: Carnival Cruise Linelast_img read more

5 EBB with Globus 2018 African safaris tented camp stays

first_img5% EBB with Globus’ 2018 African safaris, tented camp stays Tags: Globus Monday, July 31, 2017 Posted by Travelweek Group center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — The Globus family of brands is debuting new nine- to 15-day African safaris next year, including two new Cosmos tours: the nine-day On Safari in Kenya and the 14-day South Africa: From the Cape to Kruger.Clients who book and deposit any 2018 Globus Asia, Africa or South Pacific vacation by May 1, 2018 automatically save 5% on the land package. Cosmos travellers booking by Sept. 12, 2017 will save $50 per person.“Our tours are designed to combine the best of immersive experiences – from encountering chimps and elephants in safe sanctuaries to meeting Cape Town chefs in their own kitchens,” says Stéphanie Bishop, Managing Director in Canada for the Globus family of brands.All of Globus’ Africa vacations are Small Group Discovery tours with a maximum of 20 travellers per departure. In addition, every one of Globus’ Africa vacations – from the Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls to Kenya: A Classic Safari and Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond to Kenya & Tanzania: The Safari Experience – offers travellers Local Favorites (culinary and cultural insights) and luxury accommodations.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsFor clients looking for more affordable access to Africa, for the first time Cosmos has added Africa, with two itineraries for 2018 priced from $3,69 (excluding air) to East and South Africa. Solo travellers can avoid the single supplement with Cosmos’ Guaranteed Share program.Monograms has Africa itineraries too, ranging from nine to 15 days.With any Globus family of brands vacation booking to Southern or East Africa the company makes a contribution to South Africa National Parks (SANParks) and its Honorary Ranger program to SAVE THE RHINO as well as the LION RECOVERY FUND which is part of the Wildlife Conservation Network. Sharelast_img read more

LEVELs first MontrealParis flight takes off

first_img PARIS — Low-cost carrier LEVEL’s first flight from Paris Orly to Montreal has taken wing.The inaugural flight on British Airways parent company International Airlines Group’s (IAG) long-haul low cost airline brand arrived into Montreal at 9:30 p.m. on July 2 with 300 passengers on board a new A330. Flights to Montreal operate three times a week. LEVEL has also inaugurated its four flights per week service to Guadeloupe.This year LEVEL will have two new A330-200s based at Orly, each with 293 economy and 21 premium economy seats. A third A330-200 aircraft will be added next summer providing the opportunity to expand LEVEL’s network further. At Paris Orly airport, Willie Walsh, IAG’s chief executive said: “We’re delighted to start flying from our second European city. LEVEL is performing exceptionally well and ahead of our expectations in all markets.”Walsh added: “We will continue to invest in LEVEL and are committed to accelerate its growth. Last week we launched its new short-haul operation in Austria which will fly from Vienna to 14 European destinations from July 17. LEVEL is breaking the mould by providing consumers with more choice and amazing fares.”A third A330-200 will start operations in September out of Barcelona, and another one will be added next summer, totaling four aircraft in 2019. LEVEL currently operates from El Prat’s airport to Buenos Aires, San Francisco and Boston with a summer service to Los Angeles.LEVEL’s Paris flights are operated by IAG’s French airline OpenSkies which has transitioned into LEVEL. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Wednesday, July 4, 2018 center_img Share LEVEL’s first Montreal-Paris flight takes off Tags: LEVEL, OpenSkies, Parislast_img read more