England Sevens aiming to end season with a bang at Twickenham

first_imgEngland are determined to end a disappointing HSBC Sevens World Series season with a bang on home soil.Ben Ryan’s men have under performed for the majority of the campaign despite winning in New Zealand, but have the chance to make up for it at Twickenham this weekend.And with a World Cup on the horizon, key try-scorer Sam Edgerley believes England have plenty to prove.Having claimed third place in Scotland last week, the 21-year-old is confident of going out on a high in London.“It has been a tough season for us, but we have been working really hard over these last few weeks to put it right,” said the former Esher man, speaking at Wellington College, where he passed on tips to the winners of the Rosslyn Park HSBC National School Sevens competition.“We really want to show our fans at Twickenham that we are great players and we are a great side.“We are going to do everything in our power to put on a performance for everyone at Twickenham.“We have got the World Cup coming up as well so it is important for us to get momentum going into that“Twickenham for me is my favourite tournament with the home crowd and all our family and friends there, and we want to do everyone proud.“We are going to go all guns blazing but that momentum going into the World Cup is really important.”For more information on the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens visit: www.rpn7s.co.uk and the HSBC Sevens World Series at www.irbsevens.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_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

Working with Jeb Blount

first_imgOne of my clients hired me to speak to their clients. They needed another speaker, and I recommended my friend, Jeb Blount. Jeb spoke on Sunday. I spoke today. We did a closing “keynote” together at the end of the conference.While Jeb and I were together, I watched him do a keynote and two workshops.Jeb is an exceptional speaker. He is one of those speakers that doesn’t have to work hard to connect with people. He’s got this authentic, laid back Southern thing that just makes it easy to like him. He’s also a terrific storyteller. He may work hard on his stories, but you’d never know it; it sounds like he is telling you the story personally, and for the first time. When he is hyped up, he is entertaining. When he delivers a serious message, you feel compelled to act on it.But Jeb also has deep, deep content. He weaved the five big questions from his book, People Follow You, into a keynote and 2 hour and a half long workshops. The questions are 1) Do you make me feel important 2) Do I like you? 3) Do you listen to me? 4) Do you get me and my problems 5) Do I trust and believe you?What Jeb does so well is create engagement with the content. Some people can deliver content well, but not in a way that pulls you into the content. Jeb pulls you in. Listen, I am biased about the content in People Follow You because it is so aligned with what I believe. That said, I watched and listened to Jeb help people through complicated problems with human relationships (commercial and otherwise) with the simple framework he created in People Buy You.If you didn’t do anything but view your relationships through those five questions, you could massively improve your sales results and your results as a leader. It was powerful stuff.Here’s Jeb’s site. Follow him on Twitter. Buy his new book, Fanatical Prospecting here. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Six Andhra women hospitalised after unauthorised drug trial

first_imgThey are poor, illiterate and gullible – in other words, perfect guinea pigs for unauthorised drug trials. A Hyderabad-based drug research laboratory thought as much. Axis Clinicals Limited allegedly administered trial drugs to a group of poor women from the Piduguralla town of Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district by promising them to pay a pittance but did not take their informed consent.Axis Labs, which conducted the illegal trials.Many of the women – mostly daily wage labourers – have developed complications after taking the drugs. On Friday, six of the affected women were hospitalised in Guntur. The Andhra Pradesh health department on Friday raided Hyderabad premises of Axis Laboratories and sealed it.The police also arrested two women, Kommu Karunamma and Shaik Jameela, in Guntur. They were brokers who provided ‘testers’ to Axis Labs for the clinical trials. The episode came to light on Thursday when at least nine women from Piduguralla complained of severe body ache, joint pain, chest pain and extreme weakness. A few of them even had difficulty walking.The women, all of whom were part of the trials, consulted a local doctor who told them they could have been tested for breast cancer drugs without their knowledge. The women claimed they were not told which drug was being tested on them. Soon, they filed a complaint with the state health department, whose officials then raided Axis Laboratories at Miyapur, on the outskirts of Hyderabad.On questioning, laboratory officials admitted to have conducted the trials on one P. Dhanalakshmi of Adarsh Colony in Piduguralla town, but feigned ignorance on giving the experimental medicines to a large group.advertisementThe officials asked the lab authorities to stop further drug trials until they completed their investigation.Click here to EnlargeState health minister D.L. Ravindra Reddy said the government has ordered an inquiry into the incident and asked the officials to take stern action against those who conducted illegal clinical trials. He said the authorities will focus on finding out the names of the drug companies for which Axis Labs was conducting the trials.The victims said they were taken to the laboratory several times. There, they were administered “some unknown tablets and injections” and a day later, their blood samples were taken. The women claimed the laboratory authorities told them that they would get about `10,000 each at the end of the trial.However, only those women who did not develop any complication were retained for the trials. The rest were sent back without being paid the promised amount. “I was told I would get Rs 9,000 for undergoing the tests, but I was not paid even half the amount,” 55-year old Shaik Bibi, who ekes out her livelihood by working in a lime kiln, said. She developed severe pain in her knees and chest after taking the drug thrice.Dhanalakshmi said she is no longer able to walk properly. “I have severe pain in the knees. I used to be healthy earlier. The problems started only after I underwent medical tests in Hyderabad,” she said. Dhanalakshmi was sent back within three weeks after being paid Rs 7,000. At least 40-50 people from Adarsh Colony, Chandrapalem and Indiramma Colony in Piduguralla have been visiting the lab for the past few months. Everything went off so secretly that the victims did not even know that they were being paid to be part of a drug trial.”We were also forced to sign on a bond paper before taking the medicine and injection,” another victim J. Kumari said. SUCH clinical trials are called bioavailability tests. “They are conducted on healthy persons aged 18-55 years to find out whether the drug being tested has side-effects and whether a healthy human body has the capacity to absorb the drug,” a GVK Bio Laboratory scientist said.”If everything goes well after taking the drug, the person is asked to revisit the lab after 10 days and another dose of drug is given. It is repeated after another 10 days. Only after that the efficacy of the drug is certified.” Guntur district health and medical officer Dr M. Gopi Naik said: “We will conduct a comprehensive survey to find out if there are any more victims of such illegal clinical trials in other parts of the district. We will conduct special medical camps to treat the affected women,” he said.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img