NBA Finals food deal: How to score a free Chipotle burrito

first_imgTo celebrate the NBA Finals, Chipotle has announced it will give away $1 million worth of free burritos.Want to score one? You’ll need to listen closely during the basketball games and keep your smartphone at hand.Here’s the deal: Every time one of the official broadcast announcers — the principal play-by-play announcer, color commentator or sideline reporter — mentions the word “free” during the games, Chipotle will Tweet a code good for one free entree.But you’ll have to be as quick to …last_img read more

Budget 2017 infographic: Where does the money come from? How will it be spent?

first_imgThe lion’s share of South Africa’s 2017 Budget will be spent on basic education – some R243-billion, or around 15.5% of total spending. But where does the money come from? And what are the government’s other spending priorities? Our handy infographic explains.The main sources of money the government spends are taxes and levies.Tough economic conditions have reduced the amount of taxes that will be collected in 2017/18.In order to sustain its spending priorities, the government has proposed raising additional tax revenue mainly from personal income tax and dividend withholding tax. As a result, some, R1.3-trillion is expected to be collected in 2017/18.Here’s a quick overview of where the money comes from, and how it will be spent.Click the image to enlarge.Words: Mary AlexanderDesign: Jae BritsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Geocaching.com Profile – “The Hiders”

first_imgThe HidersKandy and Dann, Wheeler DealersKandy and Dann, Wheeler DealersWheeler Dealers caching career is all about hiding creative and fun geocaches. Kandy and Dann started geocaching in 2003. They’ve hidden more than 1500 geocaches around their Southern California home since then.Kandy says, “We think you need to keep an open mind while placing geocaches. We like hiding caches because it feeds the creativity we have. It also has become a pleasure to be able to add fun to so many people’s lives that come to our area.”Her advice for becoming a great hider is easy to follow, “Study an area, look for any nook and cranny, be ready to do a color match or similar texture and then make it a fun name. We like to have the hint in the name.”Kandy says they like giving geocachers the same experiences that draw them to the activity, “We like Geocaching because we are always looking for an adventure. We have always liked getting out and exploring unknown territory so now we have an excuse to travel the unknown road or trail.”Out of their more than 1500 hides one hide stands out: “Our favorite hide, we were out and about looking for places to put a cache and found a pair of HANDCUFFS  in the dirt. We put them on in an abandoned cement tube with a handle.  We then hunted for a fake severed arm and put the other handcuff on the wrist of the arm and glued an Altoids tin in the palm of the hand.“We named the cache, The thief that got away…[now archived] with a description that we didn’t like people taking  our caches   The arm was finally taken away by someone but the cache made many people laugh and that is why we like placing caches.”Just this year, hiding became more exciting for the Wheeler Dealers team: “Our reward now is the “favorites” votes.  It takes more time to place a cache than to find a cache.  We are pleased that Groundspeak is acknowledging the people that help make it a fun sport for others.” Geocaching Favorites is a new feature on Geocaching.com.What’s your advice regarding creating great hides?Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedPadlocks, RFID chips, and secret briefcases: an interview with a geocaching maniacMarch 12, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”The Ultimate Hiding Tool — Swiss Army Knife of Geocache Containers (GC53TZQ) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 17, 2014In “Community”Time to Phone-a-Friend: Sometimes hiding a geocache takes twoJune 24, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

Create and Composite Sci-Fi UI Graphics in After Effects + FREE Assets

first_imgBring your Sci-Fi film to life by designing, animating, and compositing UI elements in After Effects with this video tutorial.Shooting a high tech sci-fi video project? If so, then there is a good chance you may need to create and composite display interface motion graphics. Creating  UI interface graphics is an abstract form of designing and animating. When creating motion elements that viewers have never seen in the real world, you have endless possibilities. However, it’s very important to make sure your animations and designs have a purpose.When designing your interface graphics, think about the story and the type of characters interacting with or near the graphics. For example, you may create health-orientated graphics if your scene takes place in a hospital. Out-of-place interface elements can draw attention away from your story, so it’s important to practice sympathetic design.Lets get started!Download Free After Effects Project FileIncluded with this tutorial is a free After Effects project file with all of the assets used in the video. Click the button below to download.DOWNLOAD FREE PROJECT FILEHow to Create SCI-FI UI Interface ElementsInterface elements couldn’t be easier to create. The best place to start is by looking at current UI interface graphics and breaking down the elements in each design. You’ll see that just about everything is simply a collection of shapes — all of which you can lay out in Adobe After Effects.Here’s what to take away from this After Effects tutorial:How to use shape layers to create sci-fi UI elements.Composting your elements into a display.Understanding the breakdown process of interface elements.Follow along with a free After Effects project file, which you can download by clicking the button below.Enjoy the tutorial and good luck!BONUS: 29 Free Sci-Fi Sound EffectsDid you miss our Sci-Fi UI free SFX bundle? Head on over to this page to download the 29 free sound effects.Over 400 Sci-Fi UI AssetsIn a pinch and need custom interface elements fast? Check out Interface from Rocketstock.com. Interface is a curated collection of over 400 HUD video elements that are compatible with nearly any NLE. Easily drag-and-drop these assets into After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, DaVinci Resolve, and more!last_img read more

Go for Gold coach says Jerwin Gaco injury ‘nothing serious’

first_imgPBA IMAGESGo for Gold coach Charles Tiu allayed fears over Jerwin Gaco’s injury, saying that the 37-year-old bruiser is already up and about after going down late in the fourth quarter.“It’s nothing serious,” said Tiu fter the Scratchers fell to Akari-Adamson, 92-98, Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He should be back next game. Nothing serious,” he said.Gaco has been averaging 8.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in his stint in his three games for Go for Gold. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:07Nothing wrong with raids on offices of progressive groups—Palace01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments AFP official booed out of forumcenter_img Pumaren sees PBA potential in Espeleta Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Gaco hit the deck with 1:35 remaining in the game after he collided with Falcons big man Papi Sarr.The veteran forward took time to get up as he held his right thigh as he made his way back to the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGaco’s injury complicated Go for Gold’s belated rally, where it cut what was once a 25-point deficit to as low as six, 86-80, as the ex-pro’s presence was badly missed in the clutch with Clement Leutcheu already fouling out with 4:11 left to play.Tiu, though, expects Gaco to be ready for the Scratchers’ next game against Perpetual next Tuesday. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more