CONSUMERS OUTRAGED AS SUPERMARKET CHIEFS STOCK EASTER EGGS ALREADY!

first_imgEaster Eggs are already on the shelves, even though we’re 69 days away from Easter Sunday.Donegal consumers have taken to social media to lambast supermarket chiefs for stocking Easter Eggs, even though we’re still 69 days away from the popular holiday.It’s TEN weeks until we celebrate Easter but that hasn’t stopped retailers from rolling out their Easter Holiday marketing campaigns.Lent hasn’t even started yet, and already the temptation to purchase those delicious eggs are upon us. We’ve only just got back into the gym and are attempting to get the excesses of Christmas out of our system and now we have to walk past and ignore the urge to buy a chocolate egg.However, the fact they’ve already hit the shelves has angered many parents in Donegal and a number have taken to their own personal social media accounts to vent their fury.One reader e-mailed us earlier this evening to relay her disgust that there already on the shelves.The woman who wishes to remain anonymous said, “Was in TESCO in Letterkenny earlier this afternoon when one of my children said “Mum can I get a Kit-Kat Easter Egg. “I actually laughed and said don’t be silly it’s only January, you can’t get Easter Eggs now, Lent hasn’t even started.“He then threw the egg in my trolley and I actually couldn’t believe it when I saw it.“I then stepped back and seen an entire shelve full with all types of Easter Eggs.“It’s just madness, why do retailers have to stock them so early?“I understand why do they do it at Christmas, but Easter really? Ten weeks until then and we’ve already got them on the shelves. It’s utter madness. Others have expressed their surprise and disappointment that there already available to buy and feel it puts unnecessary pressure on parents who are still paying off Christmas.CONSUMERS OUTRAGED AS SUPERMARKET CHIEFS STOCK EASTER EGGS ALREADY! was last modified: January 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AngerBusinessConsumersEaster eggsletterkennynewsPARENTSRetailerssupermarketstescolast_img read more

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After Effects Video Tutorial: Creating a Self-Animating Clock

first_img8Duplicate and recolor the new layer. Pickwhip the new layer rotation to the old layer rotation add: /60 Then, resize. 3Create the face of the clock using an ellipse path on a shape layer. 1Create a new hour-long composition.  4Create a new small rectangle and move to the top of the clock. Add a repeater to create 12 copies that rotate 30 degrees each. 9Duplicate the minute hand to create an hour hand. Pickwhip the rotation of the hour hand to the minute hand and add: /12 6Make a new red rectangle for the seconds hand. Move the rectangle so that it is positioned around the middle of the clock correctly.  5Add a drop shadow to all 3 elements. 7Edit the rotation of the second hand and add the expression:time*(360/60) 2Create a new solid for the background. Create a self-animating functional clock in After Effects using expressions.In this Premiumbeat exclusive video tutorial you’ll learn how to create a virtual “analog style” clock in After Effects that doesn’t use any keyframes. The technique is very useful if you are trying to make a self-animating clock. Fundamentals covered include:The “value +” expressionPick-whipping expressionsAdding a shape layer repeaterThis tutorial will save you a lot of time if you are used to animating clocks manually. Instead of setting keyframes, with a few quick expressions the whole process can be completely hands-off.Don’t want to watch the video? Follow along with the step-by-step tutorial below. Click any image for larger view.  If you have any questions regarding this tutorial, or if you have any quick tips for using expressions in After Effects, please comment below!last_img read more

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Turned away from crematorium, Dalit family cremates kin near nullah

first_imgA Dalit family was reportedly compelled to cremate an elderly woman in a jungle after some upper caste people allegedly did not allow them to use the village crematorium in Fozal valley of Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district About 100-year-old woman, a resident of Dhara village, died after prolonged illness on Thursday. Her grandson, Tape Ram, alleged that when the funeral procession reached the village crematorium, some upper caste men stopped them to cremate his grandmother there.A video is making rounds on social media where Tape Ram is making the statement while his grandmother is being cremated in the backdrop. Tape Ram said, “They (upper caste men) said we shall be responsible if anything bad happens due to the wrath of the deity. So we brought the body to nearby nullah and cremated it.” Meanwhile, when contacted, Kullu Deputy Commissioner Yunus Khan said, “The SDM and the DSP of Manali have been asked to look the matter.” “We are trying to establish the identity of the man in the video. We are also talking to the villagers to verify the facts,” he said. Mr. Khan added, “So far no one has come forward (for lodging the complaint), we are trying to get the exact information. I am very strict in such matters. If anything concrete comes forth, I will not spare anyone (responsible for that).”last_img read more

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Central team to soon visit 11 flood-affected States

first_imgAn Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) under the Home Ministry will soon visit 11 flood-affected States, including Kerala and Assam, to assess the damage. The Ministry has changed rules and from now on, the IMCT will visit the affected areas even before receiving a memorandum from the State concerned. The other States that will be visited by the Central team are Meghalaya, Tripura, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Karnataka.Criticism from KeralaOn Tuesday, Kerala’s Finance Minister Thomas Isaac took to Twitter to criticise the Union Home Ministry of allocating “zero” funds to Kerala. “Home Ministry approves Rs 4,432 crores from National Disaster Response Fund for the flood affected States. Share of Kerala, the worst affected, is zero!” Mr. Isaac said on Twitter.A senior Home Ministry official said the Central team would soon visit other flood-affected States, including Kerala. In the combined rescue operations in the States affected by floods, landslides etc. during the current monsoon season, the NDRF, Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard have rescued and shifted to safer places more than 1,53,000 people.‘Constituted immediately’“The IMCT will henceforth be constituted immediately in the aftermath of any natural calamity of severe nature, which will visit the affected areas in the State so as to have first-hand assessment of damages caused and relief work carried out by the State administration. The IMCT will again visit the State after submission of the memorandum for detailed assessment of the damage and relief operations conducted for making final recommendations for allocation of additional funds,” the Home Ministry said in a statement. At present, the IMCT visits the affected State only once, after the receipt of the memorandum from the State.The Centre has also approved release of over ₹4,432 crore to Odisha, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh for the damage caused by natural calamities in these States during the last financial year.Assistance approvedIn a statement, the Home Ministry said a high-level committee, headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, has approved additional Central assistance of ₹3338.22 crore to Odisha for the damage caused by the cyclone Fani; ₹1029.39 crore to Karnataka for drought; and ₹64.49 crore to Himachal Pradesh for avalanches and hailstorm during 2018-19.The funds will be disbursed from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). This additional assistance is over and above the funds released by the Centre in the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) already placed at the disposal of States.During 2018-19, the Central government had released ₹9,658 crore to all States, and during 2019-20, till date, it has released ₹6,104 crore to 24 States from the SDRF, the statement said.The meeting also reviewed the ongoing flood situation in different parts of the country and the logistic support provided by Central agencies, including the deployment of the NDRF and Defence forces.last_img read more

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DC helps special girl live her dream

first_imgIt was a dream come true for 15-year-old differently abled Anmol Beri in Punjab’s Ferozepur on Friday when she stepped into the shoes of a Deputy Commissioner for an entire day.Anmol, suffering from locomotor and dwarfism, was invited by Ferozepur Deputy Commissioner Chander Gaind to fulfil her dream of being a Deputy Commissioner for a day.“Anmol had told me that she wanted to be an IAS officer, following which I promised her that I can help her to fulfil her dream of being a Deputy Commissioner,” Mr. Gaind said.Mr. Gaind said the girls was suffering from a rare locomotor disease which had stopped the growth of her body. He said Anmol had topped in matriculation with 85.6% marks and was now studying in Class XI. Brand ambassador“It was during a seminar against drug abuse in her school that I had met Anmol and I was impressed by her performance at the seminar, despite her suffering,” he said, adding that she has also been appointed as district brand ambassador of “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”.Anmol was given a separate chair adjacent to the DC’s official chair. “She closely observed the working of the Deputy Commissioner’s office. She also attended several congratulatory calls on the official number,” said Mr. Gaind.‘Valuable suggestions’“She gave some valuable suggestions. Among them were that potholed roads must be repaired immediately, stray cattle menace and plastic must be eliminated at the earliest. I informed her that the tenders of roads have been floated and the government has sanctioned ₹3 crore for a new cow shelter where the stray cattle will be shifted,” said Mr. Gaind.“I aspire to become an IAS officer and today I have been given an opportunity to discharge duty like a Deputy Commissioner. It feels great, It’s a big day,” she told reporters.last_img read more

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