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25 Free Sans-Serif Fonts for Motion Design

first_imgThese 25 typefaces for motion design are much cooler than Helvetica and all 100% free.If you’re anything like me, one of the most frustrating parts of motion graphic design can be finding the right fonts to use in your projects. Because motion design is so different from still graphic design, many fonts don’t work well. This makes finding a useful typeface pretty challenging, especially in an overwhelmingly large library like daFont.To help with this problem, we consulted motion design experts and scoured the Internet in search of 25 of the best sans-serif fonts to use in motion graphic design. In the comments below, let us know if there are any additional typefaces that should be added to the list!Quick Note: While all of these typefaces are 100% free for download, different typefaces have different licensing agreements. Please reference the license for each font to confirm any possible usage restrictions.Start building your sans-serif font library! Here’s the Helvetica-free list:1. Kelson SansKelson Sans is a remake of the original Kelson type family. The block-style ascenders and descenders add a level of minimalism to the rounded design.Key Features: Consistent weight, minimal design, complete typefaceArtist: Bruno MelloDownload Kelson Sans2. NorwesterNorwester is a geometric sans-serif typeface that draws its inspiration from classic Americana design. Its thick weight and clean edges make it easily legible for viewers.Key Features: Full typeface, Americana design, thick weightArtist: Jamie WilsonDownload Norwester3. SciFlySciFly is a full typeface that has an inviting yet etherial design. Large open space in the letters make it to read.Key Features: Simple shapes, sci-fi undertones, wide countersArtist: Tommy HaaparantaDownload SciFly4. VincentVincent is a free font that was impressively created in 24 hours. Slanted edges and block design give homage to classic collegiate design.Key Features: Collegiate design, defined edges, extended x-heightArtist: Ben SuarezDownload Vincent5. DenseDense is an industry standard font that blends vintage and modern design. Dense comes in 3 different weights; all of which are extremely easy to read.Key Features: Geometric designs, sloped descenders, modern feelArtist: Charles DaoudDownload Dense6. LoveloLovelo is an bold typeface with an art deco style. The heavy weighted typeface also features a couple lined based iterations for added design elements.Key Features: Art Deco style, 2 line versions, geometic designArtist: Renzler DesignDownload Lovelo7. FairviewFairview is a condensed industrial sans-serif with both caps and small caps variations. Like Norwester, Fairview has classic Americana undertones that have notably square counters.Key Features: Industrial design, small caps, square countersArtist: Riley CranDownload Fairview8. LangdonAn uppercase-only typeface with a simulated drop shadow version. Langdon offers a very predictable but useful design.Key Features: Uppercase only, drop shadow version, consistent weightArtist: Steven BonnerDownload Langdon9. NexaNexa is an extremely bold, eye-catching typeface that is perfect for all things epic! Though Font Fabric features Nexa as a minimal font that is ideal for magazines, Nexa’s simple shapes make it easily maskable in After Effects.Key Features: Symmetrical letters, consistent weight,Artist: Font FabricDownload Nexa10. ArchiveArchieve is a playful, contemporary font that features rounded edges making it a little less “serious” than most sans-serif typefaces.Key Features: Rounded corners, circular stemsArtist: Slava KirilenkoDownload Archive11. Rambla AltRambla Alt is an alternative version of the classic Rambla font. It is notably distinct for it’s rounded counters and high heights.Key Features: Large counters, high x-heightArtist: Martin SommarugaDownload Rambla12. BariolThe artists who created Bariol says it is the perfect blend of formal and laid back. Bariol’s thin weighted fonts feature more formal edges, while heavier weighted fonts have a more playful tone.Key Features: Font variety, curved edges, formal toneArtist: AtipoDownload Bariol13. Moderne SansModerne Sans is a 1920’s inspired font that features both upper and lower case characters. Hints of art deco are mixed with modern greek letters.Key Features: Sharp edges, wide curves & countersArtist: Marius KempkenDownload Moderne Sans14. BikoBiko is a typeface designed to blend modern fonts with african design. The font features wide counters and higher-than-usual x-heights.Key Features: Tall x-height, upper & lower caseArtist:  Marco UgoliniDownload Biko15. FabricaFabrica was designed to be the most legible font in the world. Simple shapes and modern design give Fabrica a recognizable yet distinct feeling.Key Features: Thin design, basic shapesArtist: Alvin KwanDownload Fabrica16. NevisNevis is a typeface that tries to blend bold design with friendly curves. Its geometric shapes make it extremely easy to read.Key Features: Bold design, friendly toneArtist: Ten by TwentyDownload Nevis17. SansationWhile Sansation is considered a sans-serif typeface it looks somewhat like a serif font. It’s sloped ascenders give it some added ‘fun’.Key Features: Sloped ascenders, upper & lower caseArtist: Berned MontagDownload Sansation18. Adam.CG ProAdam is a font inspired by Futura. It draws on an art deco style to create an easy to read typeface.Key Features: Sharp edges, rounded counters, modern designArtist: Shrenik GanatraDownload Adam.CG Pro19. TracionAn extremely thick weighted typeface, Tracion is great for trailers and everything epic. As you can see in the example above, Tracion has some kerning issues so be prepared to adjust it.Key Features: Thick weight, serious tone,Artist: Marcus Lien GundersenDownload Tracion20. Code ProCode is an increasingly popular typeface used in every aspect of graphic design. It’s wide counters allow it to be easily masked in After Effects.Key Features: Rounded contours, symmetrical glyphsArtist: Font FabricDownload Code Pro21. Bebas NeueBebas Neue is an extremely popular typeface that can easily take your designs to the next level. It’s blocked-style letters give it a theatrical look.Key Features: Modern design, soft toneArtist: Ryoichi TsunekawaDownload Bebas Neue22. SimplificaSimplifica is a thin typeface that includes both upper and lower case letters. It plays homage to industry through it’s uniform design.Key Features: Thin weight, symmetrical designArtist: K A I W ADownload Simplifica23. KirvyNot quite as curvy as the name implies, Kirvy is a symmetrical typeface with a higher-than-usual x-height. It is a good blend of modern and urban design.Key Features: Urban undertones, sharp anglesArtist: Youssef HabchiDownload Kirvy24. BosunBosun is a modern fun interpretation of sans-serif typefaces. It has over 250 glyphs that can be used for your designing pleasure.Key Features: Fun design, slanted descendersArtist: Kid GrandiosDownload Bosun25. GoboldGobold is a good blend of epic and modern. Although it may be a little too elongated for most design situations, it’s simple shapes allow it to be easily manipulated.Key Features: Heavy weight, elongated heightArtist: Situjuh NazaraDownload GoBoldIf you are interested in learning more about using typefaces or want to take your motion graphic design skills to the next level, we highly suggest checking out the After Effects and Apple Motion sections of the PremiumBeat blog.Any fonts that should have made the list? 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What You Do This Week Matters

first_imgLet’s say your average sales cycle from target to close is 90 days. That means that the opportunities you create this week will be won in the first week of April. If you decide not to prospect this week, you will pay for this decision months from now.Maybe your sales cycle is longer, call it 180 days, twice as long as the example above. The prospecting you don’t do this week will not come back to bite you until July. With a 180-day sales cycle, there will be nothing you can do to create the opportunities you need.For some of you reading this, your sales cycle can be a year or longer. You won’t have any negative repercussions from not prospecting now until an entire year has passed.The problem with prospecting and opportunity creation is that there is no penalty for not doing it today. You show up tomorrow, you still have your job, no one notices that you didn’t do any prospecting, and no one expected you to win an opportunity on any particular day (unless you forecasted the deal). The penalty for not prospecting comes much later, at some date that is so far away that you are misled into believing that you have time to make up for lost time. But the more days you go without doing the work, the more the penalty multiplies, creating a gap that cannot be overcome by even the most valiant and determined effort.It’s worth reviewing the math. If you have a 1,200,000 quota, you need to win $100,000 business each month. If you have a 50 percent close rate, you need $200,000 worth of opportunities each month. If you fail to produce those opportunities in a single month, your number doubles to $400,000 in new opportunities the following month. That means those opportunities will be won a month later than they would have been had you done the work when you needed to.The first rule of getting out of a hole is to stop digging. This is why it is important to keep the disciplines that produce success consistently over time. What you do this week matters, even if you won’t see the results until well into the future.last_img read more

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Olympic village: A huge platform for sex, sleaze and boozing

first_imgOlympic Games is not just about celebrating what the human body can achieve, but it also provides a huge platform for sex, sleaze and boozing.Just days before the London Games begin, an American athlete has revealed that partying and sex are usual at the Olympic Games Village.The female athlete revealed shocking details of the open sexual relations within the Olympic Games Village. It is not just athletes indulging in sex within the village, but also the wild drunken parties that happen at the village.The athlete exposes dark dirty secrets of one of the most prestigious sporting event. These shocking revelations are bound to take some sheen of the oldest games and cast the elite athletes in rather poor light.last_img read more

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Man City and Pep offered Messi triple his salary at Barcelona…but he turned them…

first_imgAdvertisementAccording to a claim made by Spanish outlet AS on Saturday, Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has told a media conference in the United Arab Emirates that Messi was offered three times his salary by City, but the Barcelona talisman turned down the offer. Al Mubarak reportedly mentioned failing to sign Messi as his biggest regret from his 10 years stay with the club. He added, “We asked Guardiola to talk to him, we offered him triple the salary he has at Barcelona, but he never accepted.”However, in recent reports, the Premier League champions say there is no truth to the suggestion, having completely denied the claim and questioned the legitimacy of the admission coming from the City chairman. Although the English club hasn’t ruled out the fact that Pep Guardiola tried to persuade Messi and that they were interested in bringing the Argentinian to the Etihad.There had been some rumours suggesting Messi’s unwillingness to extend his current contract in the past and might still be in the future, his contract runs out in 2021 and if such opportunity rises again in the future then, who knows?! City might give it another go!Advertisementlast_img read more

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IPL 2019: Rohit Sharma fumes after cheap dismissal against Kolkata Knight Riders

first_imgMumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma today lost his cool after being given out LBW in the 4th over of his team’s pursuit of Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) total of 232 at the Eden Gardens. Going for a wild hoick over mid-wicket Rohit failed to make any connection with the ball from Harry Gurney which hit his thigh prompting KKR players to go up in appeal.After the umpire raised his finger, Rohit (12) went for a DRS review. But replays showed that the ball had missed Rohit’s bat completely and would have gone on to clip the leg stump. A disappointed Rohit then proceeded to say something (inaudible) to the umpire at the non-striker’s end and broke the stumps with his bat.Rey pic.twitter.com/fAjxZ7Vz5hArun (@arunkalyan5) April 28, 2019Having already hit three crisp boundaries, Rohit’s dismay at being dismissed cheaply in a mammoth chase was understandable but his actions could invite sanctions from the match referee though there is no word of it at the time of writing this article.Mumbai are currently placed 3rd in the points table with two more games to play after tonight. With 14 points already in the bag, they shouldn’t have much trouble in qualifying for the playoffs but they still have to be wary of being complacent at this crucial stage of the tournament.Also Read | IPL 2019: Shreyas Iyer happy with underdogs tag as Delhi Capitals reach playoffsAlso Read | IPL 2019: Virat Kohli promises expressive cricket from RCB in their final two gamesadvertisementlast_img read more

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Saif Ali Khan sports lean mean look for Sacred Games 2

first_imgActor Saif Ali Khan went through a physical transformation for the second season of Sacred Games to showcase the change in his story graph.With the second season, Saif will be back as police officer Sartaj Singh, who is trapped in a race against time to save Mumbai from an attack.”Even though in the book, Sartaj Singh is a fit, well-dressed guy, when the series starts, he is in a bad place and is someone who doesn’t really care about what he looks like. So it was fine for him to be a bit overweight,” Saif said. “But now that the action is picking up, I thought we should bring him up to what he actually is like — he is eating less and taking more drugs, which would naturally lead to a bit of weight loss and why he’s looking leaner,” he added.Asked what he did to get in shape, the actor said: “The physical preparation involved going to the gym and eating right for the role. Playing a Sardar cop, you have to look the part.”The second season of Sacred Games will open on August 15. It also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin, Luke Kenny, Ranvir Shorey, and Shobita Dhulipala among others.Also read | Saif Ali Khan reveals Sacred Games might not have a third season. Details insideAlso read | Sacred Games 2: Is Pankaj Tripathi’s character Guruji inspired by this popular religious leader?Also read | Sacred Games 2 to Typewriter: 9 Netflix thrillers to binge watch this monsoonadvertisementlast_img read more

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IPL 2019: KSCA, RCB to invite 60 army men each for every home game

first_imgIPL 2019: KSCA, RCB to invite 60 army men each for every home gameThe Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) on Wednesday announced that they would be inviting jawans from the Indian army for each of their seven home games at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in IPL 2019.advertisement Press Trust of India BengaluruMarch 27, 2019UPDATED: March 27, 2019 23:25 IST M Chinnaswamy Stadium (BCCI Photo)Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) along with Royal Challengers Bangalore and Bharathi Cements will be inviting 60 jawans of Indian Army for each of the seven IPL games at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.The KSCA issued a press release which stated that 20 tickets each will be sponsored by KSCA, RCB and Bharathi Cements for each of the seven home matches of the Virat Kohli-led franchise.”Jawans are the pride of our nation. They are the sentinels of our liberty. The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) in collaboration with the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Bharathi Cements have taken the initiative to invite 60 Jawans to witness each of the seven IPL matches being played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium from March 28 to May 4,” KSCA stated.Also Read | IPL 2019: AB de Villiers wants RCB batsmen to step up in home game vs MIAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow M Chinnaswamy StadiumFollow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow Indian ArmyFollow IPL 2019last_img read more

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Hamburg Court Backs E.R. Schiffahrt’s Claim

first_imgThe purpose of the interim injunction proceedings was to secure the funds arising from the sales proceeds for the 14 ships in order to settle E.R. Schiffahrt’s claims. The OLG’s ruling ensures that this will now happen.Under the ship management agreement, E.R. Schiffahrt is entitled to a share of around USD 50 million of the sales proceeds from the ships.The dispute between E.R. Schiffahrt and the management of MPC Flottenfonds III arose as a consequence of the early sale of the ships last year.The Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg upheld charter shipping company E.R. Schiffahrt’s interpretation of the law.In an earlier hearing on July 2, 2014, the court’s Senate had already set out its concurrence with E.R. Schiffahrt’s position, and this was reaffirmed by the ruling.However, the Senate had called upon both parties to reach an out-of-court settlement – both in the interests of the 8,000 or so investors and to avoid a protracted legal dispute.E.R. Schiffahrt had agreed to do this, and offered negotiations. However, the management of MPC Flottenfonds III did not take up this offer.As a result, court proceedings will have to be continued. E.R. Schiffahrt’s management said it was encouraged by the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court’s ruling and would pursue its claims further in the main proceedings before the Hamburg Regional Court (Landgericht).Press Release; July 31, 2014 zoom In the dispute between Hamburg shipping company E.R. Schiffahrt and investment firm MPC Flottenfonds III, the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg (Oberlandesgericht Hamburg – OLG) ruled in favour of E.R. Schiffahrt on July 25, 2014.last_img read more

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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge will be closed until further notice for repairs. A detour will be available via Crowdis Cross Road, West Big Interval Road and Hatchery Road. HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102, about four kilometres north of Exit 10, at Shubenacadie Bridge will be reduced to one lane to remove and install guard rail until Thursday, Feb. 28. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CONTINUING WORK NEW WORK PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, Exit 23 eastbound off Westville Road and MacGregor Avenue’s ramp and intersection, will have periodic lane closures for the installation of traffic signals until further notice. Traffic control people are on site. Please take alternate route if possible. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge, on Route 344 at Middle Melford, is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Angus Bridge Traffic on the MacLeod Angus Bridge in South Harbour is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic signals are in place. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Riverside Road Sections of Riverside Road are closed for work to improve drainage. The road is closed from two kilometres north of Route 236, Civic No. 3472 to Civic No. 3608. A detour is available on Route 236 to Princeport Road. Riverside Road will re-open March 31. VICTORIA COUNTY: Red Bridge, Big Baddeck The Red Bridge on the Old Margaree Road in Big Baddeck is closed to traffic. A detour is in place. The bridge is scheduled to be replaced by the end of March 2013. -30-last_img read more

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Emergency debate on Parliament Hill covers the oil price differential crisis

first_imgOTTAWA (660 NEWS) – There has been an emergency debate on Parliament Hill to address the oil price differential crisis.There weren’t many MPs present from any party during this debate, but there was still some fiery rhetoric.Lakeland Conservative MP Shannon Stubbs languished that this crisis has been met with silence.“A combination of empty platitudes with hostile attacks and legislation and policy that have only made things so much worse.”She bemoaned the Trudeau Government’s inability to get pipeline projects built.“Even the prime minister in Calgary last Thursday had the gall to say ‘this is very much a crisis’. It’s three years of a crisis for Alberta and the prime minister’s messages to Canadians, to the world and his policies caused it.”Calgary Centre Liberal MP Kent Hehr countered that this issue runs deeper.“If I look at the regulatory changes in 2012, which they said ‘this will allow us to move forward on energy projects’ clearly and in no uncertain terms, those changes did not work.”PEI Liberal MP Wayne Easter accused the Tories of playing politics during this crisis, laying the blame on solely the Liberal government without mentioning the Harper Government’s failures.“This crisis has been a long time coming. This government has worked hard to get pipelines in place.”Easter explained the one thing he agrees with from the Conservatives, is that something has to be done to find stability.“The only way we are going to get there is to find solutions in this place instead of rather playing this partisan political game.”Calgary Nose Hill MP Michelle Rempel fired back about accountability.“This government will not admit responsibility or failure. They need to do that. They need to repeal these bills and bring back certainty energy sector.”This is all coming as Rachel Notley is in Toronto Thursday touting Alberta oil. She will be speaking to the Toronto Board of Trade and oil price differential will likely be a topic of conversation along pipelines to get oil to market.last_img read more

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Assault on Benghazi would endanger masses of Libyan civilians Ban warns

16 March 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Al-Qadhafi’s Government to cease hostilities immediately, warning that a potential assault on the rebel-held city of Benghazi could endanger huge numbers of civilians. “Those responsible for the continuous use of military forces against civilians will be held accountable,” a statement issued by his spokesperson said, as media reported that Mr. Qadhafi’s forces had intensified offensives in the east and the west of the North African country against what began a month ago as mass protests by peaceful civilians seeking his ouster.“The Secretary-General is gravely concerned about the increasing military escalation by government forces, which include indications of an assault on the city of Benghazi. A campaign to bombard such an urban centre would massively place civilian lives at risk,” the statement added of the eastern city that has become the main base of anti-Qadhafi forces.Mr. Ban, who is currently visiting Guatemala, is keeping in close touch with “the critical discussions” under way in the Security Council over measures aimed at protecting civilians, and last night spoke by phone with Libyan Foreign Minister Musa Kusa.The special envoy whom Mr. Ban sent to Tripoli, the capital, for humanitarian and political talks with Mr. Qadhafi’s Government, former Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdul Elah al-Khatib, has now left the city after two days of discussions in which he conveyed “the strong calls by the international community to cease the fighting and the violence, to ensure humanitarian access and to work toward a peaceful solution of the crisis,” the statement said.“The Special Envoy stressed the need for a firm and unambiguous commitment on the part of the Libyan government to cease hostilities immediately,” it added.Mr. Khatib is continuing his efforts, including contacts with representatives of Libyan political groups in Benghazi, as well as with the authorities in Tripoli.Security Council members are holding consultations over an Arab League request that it impose a no-fly zone against Mr. Qadhafi’s air force, which has been pounding cities held by his opponents. The 15-member body last month imposed sanctions against the Libyan authorities, placing an arms embargo on the country and freezing the assets of its leaders, while referring the violent repression of civilian demonstrators to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands.ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo subsequently announced that he is opening an investigation into Mr. Qadhafi, some of his sons and members of his inner circle for crimes against humanity in repressing peaceful protesters in violence that has claimed hundreds or even thousands of lives, according to media reports. Mr. Ban has said Mr. Qadhafi lost his legitimacy when he declared war on his people. read more

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AG ordered to file indictments against Ranjan

Ramanayake was accused of making a statement critical on the composition of the Supreme Court judge bench hearing the petitions filed against the dissolution of Parliament. The Attorney General has been ordered to submit indictments against State Minister of Highways and Road Development Ranjan Ramanayake in a contempt of court case.The Supreme Court ordered the Attorney General to submit indictments within a month.

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Myanmar Annan worried by continued detention of prodemocracy leaders

According to a statement by his spokesman in New York, the Secretary-General is increasingly concerned with the situation in Myanmar following the incidents this weekend in the north of the country. “He is especially worried by the continued detention in ‘protective custody’ of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior leaders of the National League for Democracy Party (NDL),” Fred Eckhard said at a press briefing.“The Secretary-General believes that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other NDL members should be released immediately,” the spokesman said, adding that, at this crucial juncture, Mr. Annan maintains that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, as both a national leader and the leader of the NDL, must be allowed to play a role, in cooperation with the Government and others, in taking steps to bring about national reconciliation in Myanmar.“Moreover, all parties should act responsibly to ensure that the national reconciliation process is not undermined further, Mr. Eckhard said. “The present situation in Myanmar is not merely a question of ‘law and order,’ but rather one that derives from the political aspirations of the Myanmar people who are overwhelmingly in favour of change.”The spokesman said that the Secretary-General has instructed his Special Envoy, Razali Ismail, in his capacity as “facilitator,” to talk to the Government of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other national leaders during his 6 to 10 June visit, with a view to starting the process of national reconciliation. read more

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The Amazing Longevity Of Jaromir Jagr

It’s not often that a player is still a desired commodity days after his 43rd birthday, but that’s precisely what Jaromir Jagr, who was traded from the New Jersey Devils to the Florida Panthers on Thursday, appears to be.Despite recent frustrations over his playing time with New Jersey, Jagr could prove to be a useful short-term rental for the Panthers. He retains the same soft hands and keen vision that made him a five-time scoring champion. And like so many of hockey’s greatest offensive talents before him, Jagr has a knack for skating where the action is headed before it arrives. His trademark strength seems scarcely to have waned with time; he still has moments when he’s nearly impossible to knock off the puck along the boards.Jagr is by no means the player he once was. But it’s improbable enough that he is still a player at all, still part of the league more than 24 years after his NHL debut. He had been 81 days older than the league’s second-oldest active player — St. Louis Blues goaltender Martin Brodeur — but then Brodeur up and retired last month. Now, no current player was born within 25 months of Jagr.Of course, more than perhaps any major sports league, the NHL has had a place for ancient players. Three and a half decades ago, Gordie Howe — then the NHL’s all-time scoring leader — famously skated through a full 80-game schedule that concluded a week after his 52nd birthday. More recently, Chris Chelios was still manning an NHL blueline at age 48. And just last season, Teemu Selanne played at an age seven months older than Jagr is now. So it’s not quite unprecedented for Jagr to still be around at age 43 — and counting.But Jagr’s past few years have surpassed what just about any other NHL player has ever done in his dotage. Despite posting the leanest traditional numbers of his long career this year (more on that later), Jagr is1As of late last week. in the midst of the seventh-best adjusted point shares above replacement (PSAR)2A modification of the Hockey-Reference.com metric that assigns goaltending worth according to Tom Tango’s wins above replacement and re-allocates the remaining value such that forwards receive 60 percent of league PSAR in a given season, defensemen get 30 percent and goaltenders receive 10 percent. season by any skater aged 43 or older3As of March 1 of the season in question. since the NHL’s Original Six era began in 1942-43. What’s more, he was better last year: No non-goalie aged 42 or older has ever had more PSAR in a season than Jagr’s 6.9 in 2013-14.Plus, there’s a strong case to be made that the conventional stats — and the next-level metrics based off of them, such as PSAR — have undersold Jagr’s contributions to the Devils, particularly this season.As marvelous as they are for a player his age, Jagr’s basic numbers this year haven’t been eye-popping by the standards of other forwards logging as much ice time. In 53 games, he’s notched a modest 11 goals and 18 assists to go with a -10 plus-minus rating. (As a point of comparison, if Jagr had played to his career per-game averages, he’d already have 25 goals and 37 assists by now!) According to PSAR, which synthesizes box-score stats into a single-number representation of value, it’s been his worst season ever — and by no small margin. The 18-year-old rookie version of Jagr had 3.1 PSAR in 1990-91, after which he wouldn’t put up fewer than 4.9 PSAR in a single season again — until this year.Hockey’s recent statistical revolution, however, has brought with it more sophisticated ways to gauge a player’s contribution to his team. Its biggest lesson? That although goals and assists are great, there’s also a big advantage in simply helping your team keep possession of the puck.And as it so happens, Jagr is still one of the best players in the league at that.Over the past two seasons, Jagr’s Devils haven’t been an especially strong hockey club. They rank 24th in both point percentage4In the wacky world of the NHL’s standings, some measure of sanity can still be salvaged by dividing a team’s standings points by the total number of points handed out in its games. So, for instance, the winner of a regulation game would earn 2 out of 2 total points; meanwhile, the winner of a shootout would get 2 out of the 3 total points awarded, since the loser would also get 1 point. Among other things, this has the advantage of preserving a .500 record as the mark of an average team. and goal differential during that span, and while the team has undeniably been plagued by poor shooting and save percentage luck, they’ve also posted relatively unimpressive possession rates — except when Jagr is on the ice. With Jagr, New Jersey plays like one of the premier possession teams in hockey5The Devils’ zone start-adjusted 5-on-5 Fenwick percentage with Jagr on the ice would rank third in the NHL over the past two seasons.; without him, they play like one of the worst.Studying Jagr’s game, it’s not hard to see why this is the case. Although his stride — never the fastest even in his prime — is noticeably sluggish these days, he makes up for it with sheer hockey sense, constantly scanning the ice for passing opportunities or chances to extend possession by corralling loose pucks. Perhaps more importantly, he remains the master of shielding the puck with his 6-foot-3-inch, 240-pound frame, creating scoring chances for himself and others by cycling possession deep within the offensive zone.“I know … my strength,” Jagr recently told NHL.com’s Dan Rosen. “I like to play [in the] offensive zone on the boards. I still feel like I’m strong enough to beat anybody, [or] at least hold that puck. … Maybe I’m not going to beat that guy one-on-one like I used to, but I can still make a play from that corner from the cycle. That’s my strength. And in the playoffs, that’s the way you play.”This is why, with the NHL’s trade deadline approaching, Jagr was mentioned as a legitimate option for contending teams looking to upgrade their offense — particularly with the man advantage — before the playoffs begin. Ironically, it seems that as the league increases its emphasis on possession, Jagr’s value has only been heightened even as his goals and assists have receded with age. And for Florida, barely clinging to the hope of a playoff berth but with clear upgrades to be had on the power play and in advanced metrics, Jagr might be a good fit.On the other hand, what does it say about the state of the NHL in 2015 that a plodding 43-year-old future Hall of Famer could change a team’s postseason chances?Like many things in hockey, it’s a question that leads back to Howe. In the foreword to Howe’s (excellent) new autobiography, the great defenseman Bobby Orr marveled at Howe’s longevity: “Today, if a player cracks the top five in scoring in the NHL, he’s considered a star. Do it a couple of years in a row and you’re a superstar. … Well, Gordie Howe did it twenty years in a row. That’s right — twenty. How do you begin to do justice to a legacy like that?”It was undoubtedly an impressive run for Howe, but — counterintuitively — the ability of a man in his 40s (and even 50s) to still dominate a professional sports league might speak as much about the quality of play around him as to his own athletic gifts.In 1968-69 — the final year of the streak to which Orr referred — a 40-year-old Howe was nearly the best player in hockey, finishing second only to 26-year-old Phil Esposito in PSAR. And in his final season more than a decade later, Howe was serviceable enough to be a regular contributor. But the NHL of that era also underwent an enormous amount of upheaval between expansion, the emergence of a rival league (the World Hockey Association), and the influx of new talent (and a fresh playing style) from Europe.In some ways, the chaos of the 1960s and ’70s provided the perfect cover for an aging megastar such as Howe to keep his career rolling. We can see this in the percentage of total NHL PSAR going to various cohorts of skaters, grouped by age, over time:The 1960s saw the NHL’s first expansion since the Great Depression — marking the end of the Original Six era — and they also coincided with a major uptick in the production of older players, one that would not fully abate until the early 1980s. In addition to Howe, players such as Alex Delvecchio, John Bucyk, Jean Beliveau, Frank Mahovlich and Jean Ratelle all produced great seasons in their late 30s (and beyond).The present day also appears to be a haven for the comparatively superannuated. Starting in the early to mid-1990s, the fraction of league value produced by the oldest batch of NHL players swelled to levels not seen since the 1970s. While that proportion has decreased a bit today relative to its peak in the immediate aftermath of the NHL’s lost 2004-05 season, it remains higher now than at any point between 1974 and 1996.So Jagr’s longevity, impressive as it is, might also be a symptom of ongoing weaknesses in the state of pro hockey itself. Is it mere coincidence that the uptick began right when the NHL’s aggressive expansion plans of the 1990s were fully realized? Or that it lasted through the so-called Dead Puck Era and well into the post-lockout “New NHL“? It’s not clear.But regardless of where Jagr sits in the intersection between the NHL’s health and the twilight of his once-immense (and still formidable) skills, he remains a player to which attention is owed. The Panthers are picking up more than a living legend playing out the final act of his career — they’re nabbing a player who still offers many of the little advantages that could make a difference along the journey to the Stanley Cup. read more

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Bad online date blamed for ambulance workers drinkdriving as she feared for

first_imgAn ambulance worker crashed while over the drink-drive limit as she fled in her car from a man she had just met through an online dating site, a court heard.Deborah Fogarty-Walker, 46, hit the back of a lorry as she drove away from an address in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, because she was in “fear of her own safety”.The mother of six decided to leave the property she had visited when the man became aggressive, magistrates were told.Fogarty-Walker, from Leeds, West Yorkshire, appeared at Beverley Magistrates’ Court and expects to be sacked from her emergency services job after the lorry driver found her to be smelling of alcohol and unsteady on her feet. In a statement, the YAS said: “Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust is aware of today’s court case involving a member of staff.”We can confirm that appropriate disciplinary action is under way.” Ms Clark said: “She knows all about the consequences of drink-driving, having been to the scene of many an accident where drinking has been involved.”What happened on the night in question, she was travelling to Doncaster, and she has fallen foul of the pitfalls of internet dating.”She’d had two drinks, one of which was a glass of wine and the other was a vodka cocktail, which had been mixed for her.”The man she was with became aggressive and she began to fear for her own safety. She decided she would just try to get as far away as quickly as she could.” Deborah Fogarty-Walker Ms Clark added: “She feels she’s let herself down. The impact of what she has done has hit her extremely hard and the consequences of the inevitable disqualification is devastating for her. She has sought help for her problems.”Fogarty-Walker was disqualified from driving for 17 months and ordered to complete 125 hours of unpaid work over the next year.Sentencing, chairman of the bench Ray Sampson said: “We’ve listened carefully to the details of the offence and we’ve listened to what your representative has had to say.”There is little else we can say, other than to say that the circumstances you found yourself in were upsetting and regrettable.” The court heard the lorry driver had “felt a jolt to the rear” after the incident on the M62 on October 15.He pulled over and discovered Fogarty-Walker’s Peugeot 208 had crashed into the back of his vehicle.After police attended the scene, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) worker was breathalysed and found to be over the drink-driving limit by almost two and a half times.Theresa Clark, defending, said her client, who pleaded guilty to one charge of driving while over the limit, was expecting to lose “the job that she loves” as a result of her conviction. The man she was with became aggressive and she began to fear for her own safety. She decided she would just try to get as far away as quickly as she couldTheresa Clark, defending Deborah Fogarty-Walker said she expects to be sacked from Yorkshire Ambulance Service Credit:Ben Lack  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Shear Diamonds engages DRA Americas to evaluate Jericho diamond recovery plants

first_imgShear Diamonds has engaged the services of DRA Americas to evaluate the existing diamond recovery plant at the Jericho diamond project, Nunavut. DRA is a world leader in the design and engineering of mineral process solutions with experience specific to Canada’s Northern diamond industry. “DRA’s extensive diamond industry experience gives us confidence that we can properly assess the existing diamond recovery plant at Jericho and take the appropriate next steps,” says Julie Lassonde, Executive Chairman of Shear. “We look forward to working with DRA.”DRA has prepared an initial assessment based on a recent site visit. Recommendations from this assessment have been incorporated into Shear’s 12 to 18 month business plan.Shear is a Canadian-based company focused on diamond exploration and development in Canada’s North, where it explores established diamond districts and has discovered new ones. Shear currently has a portfolio of eight diamond projects, including three advanced projects with development potential. Shear holds a 100% interest in its recently acquired Jericho diamond mine and surrounding exploration assets, located in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut.last_img read more

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Sandvik announces sale of Mining Systems business

first_imgSandvik recently announced a decision to initiate divestment of the project business Mining Systems. Mining Systems is a separate product area within Sandvik Mining and a supplier of design and engineering of material handling systems for the mining industry. In 2014 the Mining Systems operations, with 1,300 employees, had annual sales of SEK 6.3 billion representing 7% of Sandvik Group invoicing, and an operating loss was reported at a low single digit level. “Divestment of Mining Systems will make Sandvik Mining more focused on its core operations, mining equipment and aftermarket offerings for both underground and surface mines, which Sandvik will continue to develop to ensure long term value creation”, says Mats Backman, CFO and acting President and CEO for Sandvik. The announcement comes only a few months after the company announced that Mining Systems had been awarded a major materials handling contract in South Africa, which included engineering, supply and installation of two bucketwheel stacker/reclaimers with capacity of up to 6,800 t/h and two shiploaders with capacity of up to 11,000 t/h for coal handling.As from the third quarter 2015 and until closure of the divestment, Mining Systems operations will be reported as discontinued operations in the Sandvik Group financial statements. Mining Systems will thus be reported as a single amount below the result of continuing operations in the income statement. A nonrecurring charge of SEK 1 billion related to Mining Systems will impact the result for the third quarter 2015. This includes write-downs related to projects, other provisions for project related costs and impairment within Mining Systems.last_img read more

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Dont be such an idiot Heated exchanges over Central Bank response to

first_imghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg9k24EZMDwYouTube: Hugh O’ConnellTHE GOVERNMENT HAS come in for strong criticism from Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald over the Central Bank’s response to the Anglo Tapes in the Dáil this morning.During Leaders’ Questions, Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin was quizzed by McDonald about the Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan’s comments yesterday that he had not listened to all of the Anglo Tapes and the view of the bank that there are “no new issues” as a result of the tapes.Howlin insisted that those who committed criminal offences should be held to account under the laws of the land.But he was keen to not say anything which may threaten the forthcoming trial of former executives at the defunct Anglo Irish Bank.He stressed: “We operate courts of law under the Constitution, not courts martial.”McDonald said that Honohan’s remarks yesterday and the Central Bank’s view of the Anglo Tapes is “simply incredible”.In the video above – around 20 seconds in – the Sinn Féin TD can be heard off-mic saying: “Don’t be such an idiot… and the regulator has to regulate.”Howlin insisted: “We’re interested ensuring that the slow, painstaking, difficult task of giving every assistance to the prosecution authorities to ensure that where there is any criminality that those people are held to account.”Watch: ‘Phoney concepts’ and ‘haystacks’ – 3 clips from today’s finance committeeRead: Anglo Tapes: “No smoking gun” says Central Bank bosslast_img read more

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Une centrale électrique qui tourne au melon

first_imgUne centrale électrique qui tourne au melonLa ville de Moissac vient d’inaugurer une centrale de biométhanisation capable de transformer les fruits abîmés et de les transformer en source d’énergie électrique. Selon l’entreprise Boyer S.A. qui est à l’origine de ce projet, il s’agit de la première installation du genre en France.La société Boyer S.A. conditionne et expédie chaque année 20.000 tonnes de melon depuis Moissac, dans le Tarn-et-Garonne, pour un chiffre d’affaire annuels de 40 millions d’euros. Mais chaque année, 1.000 tonnes de fruits abîmés se retrouvent sur le carreau. Pour ne pas les gaspiller, l’entreprise a donc décidé de mettre en place une nouvelle installation capable de récupérer ces fruits afin de les transformer en… énergie électrique.À lire aussiTwistron, cette étonnante fibre plus légère qu’une mouche capable de produire de l’électricitéComme l’explique à l’AFP Joël Boyer, président du directoire de l’entreprise, ses fruits qui finissaient habituellement leur vie en déchetterie ou sous forme d’alimentation animale, vont permettre de produire une électricité équivalente à la consommation de 150 foyers sur l’année et à celle de 80 foyers en termes de chauffage. L’électricité sera alors revendue à EDF tandis que la chaleur sera utilisée au sein-même de l’usine.De l’électricité et du compost La nouvelle installation, fournie par la société belge GreenWatt, se compose d’un digesteur où les melons sont dégradés par des bactéries, “l’appareillage permet d’accélérer le processus naturel et de piéger le méthane dégagé naturellement”, a expliqué le responsable. Ce gaz est ensuite acheminé vers un co-générateur qui entraîne la production combinée d’électricité et de chaleur.Au final, ne reste qu’un digestat qui pourra servir de compost sur les exploitations bio, ajoute l’entreprise, qui précise qu’il s’agit de la première installation de ce type en France. Cette centrale de biométhanisation a coûté 1,5 millions d’euros et a été financée à plus de 50 % par le conseil général, le conseil régional, l’Etat et l’Europe, indique Sciences et Avenir.Le 19 septembre 2011 à 10:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Armed suspect shot by deputy outside Del Mar Fairgrounds

first_img Updated: 10:19 AM , John Soderman , John Soderman, Gunfire at Del Mar??? What is going on @DRFPrivman @DelMarRacing @BH_JBalan pic.twitter.com/pdCRnAQWlN— Gary Palmisano (@garypaljr) September 3, 2018The concert moved forward as planned according to Del Mar Racetrack’s Twitter page. The situation has been contained. The concert is moving forward as planned.— Del Mar Racetrack (@DelMarRacing) September 3, 2018Ice Cube responded to the incident on Twitter Monday morning. Thank you. I feel bad for the people who left the show, but I totally understand. Moral of the story: Come see ya homie Cube…but leave the strap at home. https://t.co/WR9EJN9xvg— Ice Cube (@icecube) September 3, 2018 September 2, 2018center_img 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 SettingsDEL MAR (KUSI) — A man wounded in a deputy-involved-shooting at the ticket window of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club was publicly identified and remained hospitalized Monday, authorities said.Daniel Elizarraras, 22, of Escondido had stable vital signs at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and was expected to survive, San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Rich Williams said.The shooting was just before 6:40 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., San Diego County sheriff’s spokeswoman Lt. Karen Stubkjaer said.Rapper Ice Cube was performing and Elizarraras wanted to buy a ticket to the concert, Stubkjaer said. No more tickets were available.“An argument ensued and nearby deputies responded,” she said. “The man pulled out a silver plated semi-automatic handgun and fired several shots into a crowded area. Deputies engaged and returned fire.”No deputies or civilians were hurt, authorities said.Video (below) from the scene shows the suspect holding a gun in the air when one deputy deploys a taser and another deputy shoots his firearm at the armed suspect. Posted: September 2, 2018 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 SettingsThere are not believed to be any other injuries.Twitter use Gary Palmisano shared a video of a race announcer announcing that there was gunfire at the track. Armed suspect shot by deputy outside Del Mar Fairgrounds Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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