Bring Your Next Film to Life with The Art of the Pitch Deck

first_imgWhy Create a Pitch Deck?In my last two tutorials, I focused on how to format and break down a screenplay. Now that I have my idea down on paper and ready for action, I want to get the ball rolling toward production. I could just start sending the script out, but the chances of getting any traction or attention with this method are slim. A much better approach is to prepare further pitch materials.The pitch deck is essentially a sales presentation for my film, helping clients to visualize the project. I’m not only trying to sell the idea of my film, but I’m selling myself as a filmmaker, as well. Preparing my pitch will help me flesh out all of my ideas, getting everything together in one place. Once completed, I should be able to talk about my idea at length, whether the discussion leads to characters, themes, locations, or any other aspect of the project. I’ll also be able to come up with a tight elevator pitch, which is another important part of the pitch process.Whom Am I Pitching?Know the target of your pitch.Depending on the project, there can be a wide variety of people to whom you will pitch. For this particular project, I’ll be using the pitch deck in three different situations — to pitch to production companies, to apply for grants, and to hire cast and crew members.First, there are a ton of production companies here in Paris, and many of them are open to receiving pitches. If they like my pitch, I could receive help in all aspects of production, including development, shooting, editing, and submitting to film festivals.In addition to production companies, there are a plethora of grant opportunities here. This includes money from the city, the various regions of France, as well as a handful of other associations and organizations. Grants are available for all stages of production, and all genres of films.If I can’t land any grant money and/or convince any production companies to work with me, I can still use the pitch deck as a tool to get cast and crew members to join my team. These assets are especially helpful if I don’t have previous work to showcase or money to entice people.What Goes in a Pitch Deck?Different pitch decks need to include different things. Use this list as a reference.Depending on where I’m sending the pitch deck, I’ll need to make some changes each time in order to fit the needs of the recipient. The best option is to create a master document that includes all of the pitch elements, then remove and customize everything as needed.To get organized, I’ll first write out all of the production companies, grants, and prospective crew members I want to approach. With a directory like this in place, it’s quite easy to find out what I need to include in each pitch.Here’s an example of what one production company wants to see when they receive pitches:SynopsisNote of IntentionScriptWriter/Director RésuméDemo ReelHere’s a list of deliverables from a grant application:SynopsisNote of IntentionScriptWriter’s RésuméDirector’s RésuméProducer’s RésuméTechnical SheetProvisional BudgetFinance PlanLet’s say that I’m trying to convince a talented DP to join my crew. Here’s a few extra things I might want to send their way:LookbookLocationsComparable FilmsDatasheetOnce again, I’ll need to make adjustments based on who I’m pitching. After looking over all of the possible deliverables above for my particular project, here’s the master list I came up with. Yours might look different, depending on the size and scope of your project:TitleLoglineOne-SheetSynopsisNote of IntentionScriptCharacter DescriptionsFilmmaker/Team BiosTechnical SheetLookbook/Mood BoardLocationsComparable FilmsBudgetFinance PlanDistribution GoalsSizzle Reel A good pitch deck is essential for micro-budget filmmakers. Let’s take a closer look at how to put one of these together.Filmmaking is difficult. It’s expensive, the market is saturated, and even if you do manage to make a film and land a distribution deal, you still have the added struggle of making your money back. The pitch deck can help to guide you through this difficult and competitive process.In this example, I’ll be putting together a pitch for a short film I want to shoot in Paris. How to Create OneIf you’re a minimalist, you can use a simple word processor to put your pitch deck together. However, since this is a visual medium, I suggest making something a little more appealing to the eye. If you have a little money to throw into your pitch, you can always bring in a graphic designer, put together a website, or purchase images from Shutterstock. Envato has a number of templates specifically designed for creating a pitch deck.If you’re on a tight budget, there are plenty of free options, including PowerPoint and Keynote. I’m creating my pitch deck in Canva, a great web-based graphic design tool that can help put together a beautiful pitch deck.Whichever route I take, I want to create several different versions. This is a good idea since I’m not always going to want to send everything, especially if I’m sending unsolicited pitches. In these situations, it’s best to send a one-sheet, and see if you can catch someone’s attention. Once you have a person on the hook, you have all of these materials to follow up with.What’re you waiting for? It’s time to get your next project going.Cover image by ImageBySutipond.Want more insight on pitching and pre-production? Check these out.Pre-Production Tips: How and Why to Break Down a ScriptAustin Film Festival Interview: Insights for Turning Your Script into a 90-Second PitchLearn How to Speak Filmmaking: Formatting the ScreenplayHow a Pre-Production Checklist Can Help Your ProductionThe 5 Best Places to Pitch Your Documentary Film Projectslast_img read more

Indian Students Refuse The Lure of US Education; Admissions Drop by 28%

first_imgIt seems that the great American Dream is crumbling, and the US no longer is the #1 destination for young students, seeking quality education.As per latest data revealed, it has been found that US Student visa for Indians has dropped by 28% in 2017 as compared to 2016.And not just India, student visa for from other countries have also dropped.Read it at Trak Related Itemslast_img

Tanduay stretches win streak to five, dispatches Racal

first_imgNational Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “Every time he watches, we loses, so we just wanted to break that and also continue our momentum so that we’ll go home smiling,” said coach Lawrence Chongson said of the no-bearing game for the third-seed Tanduay.Von Tambeling led the Rhum Masters with 13 points, three rebounds, and two assists, while James Martinez got 12 markers and three dimes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsEmil Palma added 11 points, eight of which coming in the fourth quarter for Tanduay, as they fended off an upset-seeking Racal crew which got to as close as four, 74-70, with four minutes left to play.Paul Varilla also had 10 markers, six boards, and two assists in the conquest for the Rhum Masters. LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Quarters: 21-16, 49-44, 68-60, 81-72.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img MOST READ View comments Racal suffered its third straight defeat, sixth in its last seven games, to wound up with a 3-6 slate, with a game against CEU on Tuesday remaining in its schedule.Allan Mangahas poured 14 points to lead his side in the losing effort.The Scores:TANDUAY 81 – Tambeling 13, Martinez 12, Palma 11, Varilla 10, Gaco 9, Sollano 7, Eguilos 4, Taganas 4, Vigil 4, Terso 3, Alvarez 2, Santos 2, Villamor 0.RACAL MOTORS 72 – Mangahas 14, Tallo 10, Cabrera 9, Pontejos 9, Lozada 8, Capacio 6, Faundo 4, Gomez 3, Ortuoste 3, Cortes 2, Grimaldo 2, Octubre 2, Apreku 0, Ayonayon 0.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Eric Kelly moves up to lightweight for Boku fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Emil Palma. PBA IMAGESTanduay continued to gain steam going into the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals, nipping Racal Motors, 81-72 Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With their fifth straight victory, the Rhum Masters ended their eliminations campaign with an 8-2 slate, while also giving team owner Bong Tan, who was in the audience, a win.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Pregnant Meghan Markle breaks Royal protocol yet again

first_imgMeghan Markle knows fashion, and she knows it well. She manages to look gorgeous in whatever she wears and leaves everybody stunned with her amazing sartorial choices.But what we also know (and seretly love) about her is that she does not pay much attention to Royal protocol, whatsoever. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t respect the Royal family, but simply that her happiness matters more to her than some silly rules.Meghan is known to be quite a breaker of these tiny rules that the Royal family has been following for ages. Prince Harry’s late mother Princess Diana was the one with a rebellious streak and Meghan is completely following in her footsteps. Meghan Markle broke royal protocol again. Photo: Instagram/britishduchessPrince Harry and Meghan Markle are on their Royal tour and were in New Zealand recently. Meghan wore a stunning black gown by Gabriela Hearst for the reception at the Government House in Wellington. The outfit was stunning and Meghan looked beautiful. But there was one thing that most people missed looking at – her bright red berry nail paint. Meghan Markle wore bright red nail paint on her toe nails.Meghan sported bright red toenails with her black dress and strappy sandals, and we couldn’t help but swoon. As we all know, the Queen has a strict policy regarding women from the royal family wearing bright nail paints and fake nails.This is the reason Prince William’s wife and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton never wears any bright nail paints. Well, trust Meghan to step out of protocol and do something completely sassy like this.advertisementALSO SEE | Fashion star Meghan Markle wears same shoes 6 times on Royal tourALSO WATCH | Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja to Prince Harry-Meghan Markle: Biggest weddings of 2018last_img read more

Talking Horses: bloodstock industry has its traps, even for the BHA

first_imgThank you for your feedback. Share on Messenger Read more Share on Twitter Hughes also saddles two in Hamilton’s opening contest for two-year-olds. “The Triple T needs time and will make a nice handicapper next year. But Krystal Clown is a well-related filly and a very nice one. Whatever happens tomorrow, watch out for her in the future.”Any market confidence behind Kenny The Captain (4.45) must be heeded. He has not won for all of two years but has fallen to a mark of 56 from his last winning one of 73. He is best in rain-softened ground and Tim Easterby’s in-form yard has often proved its skill at coaxing older sprinters back to form.Roger Teal is another trainer having a great run on the Flat, but it is his runner over jumps at Warwick on Monday who attracts interest this time. Jonnigraig (4.55) was bought out of Willie Mullins’ stable in the summer of 2018 after running six times, unremarkably, for the the Irish maestro. Talking Horses features In an early episode of The Simpsons, Homer is enraged when his neighbour buys a smart new mobile home and so heads straight off to “Bob’s RV Round-Up” – where they would “rather make a friend than a profit” – determined to go one better. As Homer strides onto his lot, cowboy Bob peers through his office window, adjusts his bootlace tie and heads out to close the sale, muttering as he does so: “Thank you, God.”Unfair though it surely is on the overwhelming majority of bloodstock agents, this an image that always springs to mind when the tricky issue of ensuring that bloodstock sales are conducted fairly and honestly bubbles to the surface, as it often does at this time of year. The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Horse racing Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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Lingfield 1.50 Pytilia 2.20 Inca Man 2.55 Augustus Caesar 3.25 Molly Blake 4.00 Giving Back 4.30 Good Tidings 5.05 Stormbomber Beverley 2.00 Capla Spirit 2.30 Zegalo 3.05 Twin Appeal 3.35 Kyllang Rock 4.10 Hackle Setter 4.40 Cathedral Street 5.15 The Rutland Rebel 5.45 Burguillos Warwick 2.10 Armandihan 2.45 Wenceslaus 3.15 The Crafty Touch 3.50 Ballymalin (nap) 4.20 Our Uncle Pat 4.55 Adicci Chelmsford 4.50 Magical Moment (nb) 5.25 Belle Anglaise 6.00 Locked N’ Loaded 6.30 Masai Spirit 7.00 Merdon Castle 7.30 Jaleel 8.00 Grisons 8.30 Spice War  Quick guide Chris Cook’s Tuesday tips Share on Facebook Tips by Chris CorriganLeicester 1.50 Highest Ground 2.20 Ruby Power 2.55 Jean Valjean 3.25 Four Wheel Drive 4.00 Isabella Brant 4.30 Nantucket 5.05 Garth RockettHamilton 2.00 Lampang 2.30 Shortbackandsides 3.05 Be Bold 3.40 Snooker Jim 4.10 Carbon Dating (nb) 4.45 Kenny The Captain (nap) 5.15 Creek Island 5.50 Pioneering Warwick 2.10 Mac Amara 2.45 Ballygown Bay 3.15 Potterman 3.50 Donncha 4.20 Tikkinthebox 4.55 Jonnigraig Kempton 5.25 Kwela 6.00 Decanter 6.30 Dandy Dancer 7.00 Minella Mojo 7.30 Alignak 8.00 Eula Varner 8.30 Cochise   Horse racing tips All that has emerged so far has been a leak of Felice’s draft report to the Racing Post, which suggested he had found that while the vast majority of professionals in the bloodstock industry operate honestly, a small minority are engaging in practice that are unscrupulous at best, and potentially illegal at worst.Felice, according to the Post, makes eight recommendations, the first of which – before the other seven can even be considered – is the formation of a new organisation, the Bloodstock Industry Forum, which includes representatives from both the racing and bloodstock industries.And this, indeed, has duly happened. The Forum met for the first time last week, bringing together representatives from the Federation of Bloodstock Agents, Goffs, the National Trainers’ Federation, the Racehorse Owners Association, Tattersalls and the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association.But not the BHA – even though the Authority is, according to the leak, Felice’s recommendation as the bloodstock industry’s future regulator. Why? Those who were there suggest the BHA did not turn up because the leak was only a draft and it is still trying to track down the leaker. At the BHA, the suggestion seems to be that they felt unable to attend before the official document is out.It is a minor spat that will be soon forgotten as and when Felice’s findings are finally published – the juicier details of the sharp practices he has uncovered, relatively rare though these might be, should see to that. But while no one at the BHA can ever have imagined that bringing 21st-century rigour to what is essentially an 18th-century industry would be swift or easy, they may have underestimated just how difficult it will prove to be.Monday’s best bets, by Chris CorriganA trainer based near a village named Viper could have the bookies running for cover at Hamilton. Andrew Hughes, whose stables are in Co Kilkenny, has won with three of his last four runners in the UK and he is due to saddle four more at the Scottish track on Monday.Those winners were Romintheglomin (16-1) at Ffos Las a week ago, followed by Twentysixthstreet (16-1) and Set In Stone (5-2) at Hamilton on Sunday. Twenty-four hours after his Sunday success, Twentysixthstreet is due to run again at the same track. Hughes said on Sunday evening: “If he’s in good heart in the morning, then he’ll run and I’d expect him to put up another good performance.”Hughes sounded very keen on Carbon Dating (4.10) in the fifth race at Hamilton on Monday. This seven-year-old was beaten a nose into second place over course and distance three weeks ago. “Carbon Dating is a horse I believe can put his head in front this time,” the trainer told the Guardian. Hide Quick guide Monday’s racing tips Share via Email As it turns out, Homer’s credit rating is so bad that he wouldn’t be able to afford the RV that Bob wants to sell him if he “lived to be a million”. By contrast, prospective racehorse owners, including some for whom a lifelong dream is suddenly within reach, will be heading to the bloodstock sales this autumn, long on cash but short on savvy. For the people who want to help them buy a horse, it is the other way around and so there is the potential, at least, for nods and winks between the insiders to ensure that customers pay as much as they can, and not as much as they need.Now this is not, by any stretch, news. The process of buying and selling bloodstock has changed very little since Richard Tattersall set up the first thoroughbred auction in the 1760s near Hyde Park Corner (a spot which he chose because the rolling open fields nearby were ideal grazing land for the horses waiting to be sold).The sales – and the annual yearling sales in the autumn above all – have been an essential part of racing ever since, while also remaining separate from the sport itself. Even today, the British Horseracing Authority’s writ does not run to the sales. Racing’s ruling body has an obvious interest in ensuring that owners are not fleeced on their way into the sport, but it does not licence the individuals and businesses which are doing the buying and selling.It is a situation which the BHA decided to address in October 2017, when it announced a “review of bloodstock sales” after receiving evidence of what was described at the time as potentially criminal wrongdoing. Justin Felice, recently retired from a senior position after a 40-year career in the police force, was hired to conduct the review, but nearly two years later, his report has yet to see the light of day. Was this helpful? Was this helpful? Nicky Henderson commits Altior to taking on fellow-titan Cyrname Share on WhatsApp Topics Reuse this contentlast_img read more

IPL 2019 Final: Prize money on offer and everything you need to know today

first_imgIPL 2019 Final: Prize money on offer and everything you need to know todayMumbai Indians face Chennai Super Kings in the final of the 2019 Indian Premier League at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday. Here is everything you need to knowadvertisement India Today Web Desk HyderabadMay 12, 2019UPDATED: May 12, 2019 12:24 IST IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will be vying for the title (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSThe winner of IPL 2019 will get a prize money of Rs 20 croreIPL 2019 runner-up will get a prize money of Rs 12.5 croreThe emerging player award, along with the Orange and Purple cap, will also be presentedMumbai Indians (MI) lock horns with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday (May 12). Both MI and CSK are looking to lift the record fourth IPL title.Whoever will, MI skipper Rohit Sharma or CSK captain MS Dhoni, will walk away with a cool Rs 20 crore prize money for winning IPL 2019 – along with the title of course. As per the norm, 50 per cent of the prize money will go to the franchise with the rest being distributed among the players. The runner-up will not go empty handed as they will receive a Rs 12.5 crore cheque and a few mementoes.There are individual prizes as well, with IPL rewarding personal achievements for fielding, bowling, batting and overall impact by players throughout the course of the tournament.The Emerging Player Award will be given to a player who is born after 1 April 1993, has played 5 or fewer Test matches or 20 less ODIs, have played in 25 or less IPL matches (at the start of the season) and has not previously won the Emerging Player Award.That young player will walk away with a trophy and a prize money of Rs 10 lakh, with the award being determined a combination of public vote on the IPL website and the choice of the television commentators.Previous winners of the award – 2008 – Shreevats Goswami (Royal Challengers Bangalore)2009 – Rohit Sharma (Deccan Chargers)2010 – Saurabh Tiwary (Mumbai Indians)2011 – Iqbal Abdullah (Kolkata Knight Riders)2012 – Mandeep Singh (Kings XI Punjab)2013 – Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals)2014 – Axar Patel (Kings XI Punjab)2015 – Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Daredevils)2016 – Mustafizur Rehman (Sunrisers Hyderabad)2017 – Basil Thampi (Gujarat Lions)2018 – Rishabh Pant (Delhi Daredevils)advertisementThe best batsman of the whole tournament, determined by the most runs, will get the Orange Cap and will be given a Rs 10 lakh prize money. David Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad, who has 692 runs in 12 matches, will get the ward this season with no other player having a chance of overtaking him.Previous winners of the award – 2008 – Shaun Marsh (Kings XI Punjab)2009 – Matthew Hayden (Chennai Super Kings)2010 – Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai Indians)2011 – Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore)2012 – Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore)2013 – Michael Hussey (Chennai Super Kings)2014 – Robin Uthappa (Kolkata Knight Riders)2015 – David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)2016 – Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)2017 – David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)2018 – Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad)The best bowler likewise will get the Purple Cap, determined by the most wickets, and will also get a prize money of Rs 10 lakh. Delhi Capitals’ Kagiso Rababda has the most wickets with 25 from 12 games, but CSK’s Imran Tahir can outrun him as he has 24 wickets and one match to go. If this does not break the tie, the player with the lowest economy rate over the course of the season will get the award.Previous winners of the award – 2008 – Sohail Tanvir (Rajasthan Royals)2009 – R P Singh (Deccan Chargers)2010 – Pragyan Ojha (Deccan Chargers)2011 – Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians)2012 – Morne Morkel (Delhi Daredevils)2013 – Dwayne Bravo (Chennai Super Kings)2014 – Mohit Sharma (Chennai Super Kings)2015 – Dwayne Bravo (Chennai Super Kings)2016 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Sunrisers Hyderabad)2017 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Sunrisers Hyderabad)2018 – Andrew Tye (Kings XI Punjab)The Most Valuable Player will awarded to the player who has hit the most points (counted with fours, sixes, wickets, bowling dot balls, taking catches and completing stumping’s) and will get a trophy and Rs 10 Lakh prize money.Previous winners of the award – 2008 – Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)2009 – Adam Gilchrist (Deccan Chargers)2010 – Jacques Kallis (Royal Challengers Bangalore)2011 – Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore)2012 – Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore)2013 – Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)2014 – Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab)2015 – Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)2016 – Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)2017 – Ben Stokes (Rising Pune Supergiant)2018 – Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)There are few sponsored awards as well with the catch of the season getting the VIVO Perfect Catch of the Season trophy along with a prize money of Rs 10 lakh and also a VIVO Phone.The batsman with the highest batting strike rate of the season (having played a minimum of 7 matches in the season and faced a minimum of 100 balls) will be awarded the Harrier Super Striker of the Season trophy and a Harrier SUV car.The player who seen as showcasing the most flair on the field will get the fbb Stylish Player of the Season award along with a Rs 10 lakh prize money. While the player who changed the outcomes of the matches with their performances will get the Dream11 GameChanger of the Season ward along with Rs 10 lakh prize money.advertisementThe IPL 2019 final between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will start at 7:30 PM at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday (May 12).Here are the squads for MI and CSK -Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Anmolpreet Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Ankul Roy, Evin Lewis, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ben Cutting, Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare, Rasikh Salam, Barinder Sran, Jayant Yadav, Beuran Hendricks and Lasith Malinga.Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Rituraj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, K M Asif, Deepak Chahar, N Jagadeesan, Scott Kuggeleijn.Also Read | Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings: Road to IPL 2019 finalAlso Read | Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings chase history in titanic battleAlso Read | MI vs CSK in IPL finals: Mumbai eye hat-trick against Chennai in HyderabadFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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? 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India Extends Iron Ore Export Deals with Japan and Korea

first_imgzoom The government of  India has given its approval to renew long term agreements with Japanese and South Korean steel mills for the supply of high grade iron ore.The new agreements will run until March 2018, and the quantities covered will be in the range of 3.8 million tonnes to 5.5 million tonnes per year.The iron ore will be supplied primarily from the mines of the state-owned National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC).The contract will be executed by the Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India Limited (MMTC) under the country’s Department of Commerce.Iron ore of higher grade has been supplied by India to Japan and South Korea during the last four to five decades. These new agreements are expected to strengthen Indo-Japanese collaboration in several areas of mutual interest, including technology transfer, joint venture, investment, etc. The agreement will also help utilize surplus production of iron ore currently available in India.last_img read more

HIVpositive Regina man gets nine year sentence for sexual assault

first_imgREGINA – An HIV-positive Regina man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for choking a woman until she was unconscious and then sexually assaulting her.Kenton Desjarlais, who is 26, had earlier pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault. He will also get 334 days credit for time spent in jail before he was sentenced.But prosecutor Chris White had wanted a 12-year sentence “because it was a brutal offence.”“It was committed against an unsuspecting, innocent stranger minding her own business. That victim could have been anyone,” White said Monday after the sentence was delivered in court.“It’s the sort of offence that hits really close to home, no matter who you are frankly or where you live. Not to mention the fact that there were those aggravating factors vis-a-vis the HIV, the choking and the fact that he has a significant record. These are all things that I think pushed it towards 12.”Court was told the woman walking home from a pub in downtown Regina in May 2015 when Desjarlais approached her on a bicycle.Justice Brian Barrington-Foote said in his sentencing decision that the woman “nicely, and then bluntly” rejected Desjarlais’ verbal advances. She pushed Desjarlais away when he touched her bottom, but Desjarlais would not be deterred.Court heard the woman fought back when he dragged her to the ground, scratching at his face.He put his hands around her neck and choked her until she lost consciousness, then pulled down her pants.The assault was initially considered to have been aggravated because Desjarlais is HIV positive. But that was changed after an expert gave evidence at a preliminary hearing that levels of the virus were so low there was a minimal chance of transmission.The choking became the aggravating factor.The defence suggested a sentence of between five and 12 years.In making a sentencing decision, Barrington-Foote acknowledged that Desjarlais had a difficult childhood which included abuse and drug use.“It was his mother who introduced him to a criminal lifestyle,” said Barrington-Foote. “She stole to support her drug habit, and recruited him as a helper.”At the time of the attack, Desjarlais was under the influence of cocaine, morphine, crystal meth and alcohol.However, the judge also noted that Desjarlais has been convicted of 60 previous offences, including assault.Desjarlais was also assessed as having a high risk to reoffend generally and sexually.Barrington-Foote said in his sentencing decision that the woman “gave an eloquent and powerful victim impact statement.” She described the psychological and emotional impact of an attack that has changed her life to the point where she finds it hard to leave her home.“She painted a vivid picture of what was, for her, an incomprehensible event,” said Barrington-Foote.The woman had to take powerful drug cocktails and spent months not knowing whether she was infected with HIV. She tested negative.Despite her fears, Barrington-Foote said the woman wanted her story to be heard and is comforted by the fact that she may have saved another woman by speaking out.“We owe her a debt of gratitude for stepping forward, then and now, to report and help us better understand the impact of this despicable crime,” he said.“I am hopeful that the fact that justice will be done — difficult though the process must have been — will not only help others, but will help her find peace.”last_img read more

Twitter joins Facebook in creating registry for online political ads

first_imgOTTAWA — Twitter is creating a registry of all online political ads posted on its platform during this fall’s federal election campaign.But the social media giant will ban political advertisements during the two-month run-up to the official campaign, known as the pre-writ period, that starts June 30.Twitter Canada announced its ad-transparency policy this morning, several weeks after being called out by Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould for not committing to help ensure the integrity of the federal electoral process.A new law requires platforms to keep a publicly accessible registry of political ads during both the pre-writ and writ periods, where Canadians can easily find out who is posting online ads.Facebook rolled out its own ad-transparency policy two weeks ago and, starting this week, is systematically detecting and reviewing ads on social issues, elections and politics in Canada, and requiring that they include a “paid for by” disclosure.Google has decided to ban political ads on its platform altogether rather than try to set up a registry, which it argued would be technologically difficult to develop in the limited time available before the campaign.Twitter is taking a middle road between the two other tech titans, banning ads during the pre-writ period as it fine-tunes its transparency tool in time for the start of the official campaign period in September.Earlier this month, Gould scolded Twitter for failing say whether it would comply with the law on ad transparency and for not signing onto a “declaration of electoral integrity.” That commits Internet companies to work with the government to help prevent malicious foreign or domestic actors from using social media to peddle disinformation, exacerbate societal divisions and undermine trust in the electoral process. Facebook, Google and Microsoft have signed on.“We haven’t heard from Twitter on the declaration. We haven’t heard from Twitter in terms of what they’re planning on doing for the upcoming election,” Gould said.“I think it’s important for Canadians to be aware that Twitter has essentially decided not to take responsibility for these activities, that Twitter is not committing to what they’ll do here in Canada.”Michele Austin, head of government public policy at Twitter Canada, said the company has an “excellent working relationship” with Gould’s department, Elections Canada, the commissioner of elections and cybersecurity authorities.“Minister Gould is asking the right questions for Canadians, she’s expressing concerns which we’re happy to meet,” Austin said in an interview. “So I welcome those questions and welcome the criticism but also would like to continue to work together with them and make sure that she takes the time to experience the efforts that we’ve taken.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Middle East Annan announces members of factfinding team on Jenin refugee camp

In addition to Mr. Ahtisaari, who served in various high-level UN posts over the course of his career, the team will comprise former UN High Commissioner for Refugees Sadako Ogata and Cornelio Sommaruga, former President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). General Bill Nash of the United States will serve as Military Advisor while Thomas Peter Fitzgerald of Ireland will be the team’s Police Advisor. “The fact-finding team will start its work without delay,” Mr. Annan told a news conference in New York. “It will first assemble in Europe this week and then travel to the region as quickly as possible.”The Secretary-General said the parties should assist the team in gathering information. “I expect the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to cooperate fully with the team and provide full and complete access to all sites, sources of information and individuals that the team will consider necessary to meet in the exercise of their functions,” he emphasized.Mr. Ahtisaari, who was present at the Secretary-General’s news conference, declined to speculate on the team’s work, but stressed that members would “go after all the necessary information.”Asked about the criteria for the selection of the team members, the Secretary-General said he had tried to put together a team with considerable experience. “The members of the team are highly respected and independent,” he noted. “I hope that I have put together a team that everyone would accept as competent and the best that we could have put together.”Asked about Israel’s position, Mr. Annan said the country’s authorities had pledged to cooperate with anyone he dispatched to look into what happened in Jenin, and that they said they had “nothing to hide.” To a question on why military and police advisers were accompanying the team, the Secretary-General stressed that the team had nothing to do with his recent call for sending a multinational force to the region. Rather, he said, “it is important to have someone who understands how military campaigns are mounted to be able to guide and work with the team… for them to have an appropriate understanding of what might have happened.” The police advisor, he added, could consider issues of crowd control and related matters.On the timetable for the team’s activities, the Secretary-General said it was too soon to predict how long the work would take. “We first have to go to Jenin and then determine what needs to be done and make an assessment of how long it will take,” he said, adding, “We would want to get the facts as quickly as possible.” read more

SouthGobi Energy puts all its coal in one basket

first_imgSouthGobi Energy Resources has sold, subject to regulatory approval, its Metals Division to Ivanhoe Mines for $3 million. The Metals Division consists of certain base and precious metals properties in Mongolia and Indonesia. The transaction will enable SouthGobi Energy to focus solely on its principal business of coal production, development and exploration.In connection with the sale agreement, the company has established a credit facility with Ivanhoe Mines, which allows SouthGobi to obtain advances from Ivanhoe to an aggregate maximum of $30 million. The credit facility is for a one year term with a one year discretionary extension. The credit facility is unsecured and carries an interest rate equal to LIBOR plus 7.5 basis points.SouthGobi commissioned an independent valuation report from Stephen Semeniuk, CFA, and engaged Pierre Lebel, Lead Independent Director, to negotiate the sale of the Metals Division to Ivanhoe Mines. “We believe the sale of the Metals Division represents excellent value to SouthGobi shareholders and positions SouthGobi to continue its evolution as a stand-alone coal mining company,” said Peter Meredith, CEO.SouthGobi Energy Resources is focused on exploration and development of its Permian-age metallurgical and thermal coal deposits in Mongolia’s South Gobi Region and its Eocene-age metallurgical and thermal coal deposits in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The company’s flagship coal mine, Ovoot Tolgoi, is in production and selling coal to customers in China. The company plans to supply a wide range of coal products and electricity to markets in Asia. The company also is investigating the implementation of clean-coal technologies in the development of coal power generating capacity to benefit all of its stakeholderslast_img read more

McLanahan makes design updates to Universal Jaw Crusher line

first_imgMcLanahan’s line of Universal Jaw Crushers has undergone a series of design updates. Based on customer feedback and years of applications expertise, these improvements have been engineered “to make everything from installation to maintenance a safer, simpler and smarter process.” Significant improvements have been made to the stationary jaw die. The new die design has a bevel that rests in a matched groove on the lower clamp plate and is secured by upper clamp plates with a groove to match die bevel. Dies are also reversible to utilise more wear metal, improving their life. Clamp plates match both upper and lower die bevels.For larger units, such as the 64”, stationary wear plates are made of two dies with peaks in the middle and valleys on the outside. These dies can be used on the movable side if the right side die moves to the left side to put the valley in the middle. They are lighter weight compared to full-size die and are smaller individually and easier to store. This means producers can minimise their inventory since one set is needed to change out either side, and the stationary side typically wears out more quickly than the movable side.This new Universal Jaw Crusher design features replaceable upper and lower stationary jaw die clamp plates, which are lighter, making it easier to install, replace and secure the die. Operators no longer have to rely on heavy key wedge or heel plate style side-liners to lock the dies in place. Additionally, all clamp plates are interchangeable if one side or top/bottom experiences more wear. Universal Jaw Crushers formerly featured long, one-piece sideliners, meaning the entire part needed replaced when a section was worn. Now, there are three cheek plates per side (top, middle and bottom). This allows liners in high wear areas to be replaced independently of other liners.“Maintenance is greatly simplified by the inclusion of several replaceable parts in the new Universal Jaw Crusher design. The barrel liner, which protects the barrel of the pitman from rock impact and scuffing, is replaceable, as is the smash plate, which absorbs impacts, and wears and deforms before the crusher frame/pitman, prolonging the life of the frame/pitman. In an effort to combat pitman toe wear that can lead to needing a new pitman or extensive pitman toe rework, the new Universal Jaw Crusher design features a bolt-in pitman toe for easy replacement. When performing maintenance, the new self-aligning locking wedges are adjusted from the rear of the crusher.” This area is usually allotted the most space for maintenance and operators don’t have to work around drive guards. Universal Jaw Crushers now come equipped with a safety pin that will lock the pitman in a closed position when maintenance is being performed.Finally, Universal Jaw Crushers are now designed with frames that are engineered to allow for infinite possibilities when it comes to mounting feet design and customisation. With custom feet, the crusher can be tipped forward, as well as located higher and lower or forward and backward from obstructions in an existing or new structure that would have normally made installation impossible.last_img read more

Deenihan Limerick City of Culture should move forward in a calm and

first_imgHe added that he had met with representatives of the local authority management and the board of Limerick City of Culture 2014 last night and he had also met with representatives of the local arts community including the Professional Limerick Artists Network (PLAN) and Ormston House Visual Artists this morning.In these meetings, I stressed the importance of getting Limerick City of Culture 2014 back on track. It is abundantly clear that everyone I have spoken to is 100 per cent committed to this.“I welcome the measures being announced by the board today. The appointment of an interim head for Limerick City of Culture 2014, and the broadening of the board to include local arts community representatives, are important and welcome steps,” said Minister Deenihan.Local artsThe minister added that he progress on the project must continue, adding “great confidence in the local organisations, the arts community and the people of Limerick to work together to make this a success”.He said today’s announcements marks a new beginning for Limerick City of Culture 2014, and said it is an important step towards ensuring that the best of the city will be showcased on the national and international stage over the coming 12 months.Related: Limerick City of Culture CEO resigns>More: Pat Cox: ‘I never asked for Patricia Ryan to be appointed’> FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT today that Mike Fitzpatrick has been appointed interim head of Limerick City of Culture, the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht said he welcomed the measures taken by the board today.In a statement, the board said the departing CEO will facilitate “a smooth handover” and Fitzpatrick will take up a non-executive role on the board of Limerick National City of Culture 2014 when he resumes his pose as head of the art and design school.Moving forwardMinster Deenihan said:Last Sunday, I said it was my view that all parties involved in Limerick City of Culture should move forward in a calm and measured way. This is happening, and I believe that progress is being made. last_img read more

13 people arrested in Thor courts crackdown in west Dublin

first_img 31 Comments 13 people arrested in Thor courts crackdown in west Dublin The series of arrests were targeted at those in breach-of-court related offences Short URL Jan 14th 2017, 12:20 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: RollingNews.ieGARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED 13 people as part of an Operation Thor-related targeting of those in breach-of-court related offences.The 13 people, 11 men aged between 19 and 53 years, and two women aged in their early 30s and early 50s, were arrested in connection with offences under the Thefts and Fraud and Road Traffic Offences Acts.All of those arrested were taken to Blanchardstown Garda Station before appearing before Blanchardstown District Court yesterday morning.It was the second high profile swoop under the operation, which is specifically targeting organised crime gangs and repeat offenders, in just 24 hours.Yesterday gardaí from Kilkenny, Tipperary and Carlow recovered stolen power tools, machinery, and ornaments worth €150,000 in a series of searches in the towns of Urlingford, Freshford, Castlecomer, Cuffs Grange, and Moyne.Last week, Thor was hailed a success after it emerged that burglaries in the Dublin region reduced by 2,320 in 2016 from the previous year.Read: Uninsured driver, five times over limit, arrested after driving on wrong side of road towards checkpointRead: Aer Lingus chief says it’s not his job to make disgruntled frequent flyers happy Share Tweet Email 24,123 Views By Cianan Brennan Saturday 14 Jan 2017, 12:20 PMlast_img read more

AntiGreek publication distributed to Australian politicians

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram According to the Australian Hellenic Educators’ Association (AHEA), the Grigor Prlichev Literary Association Inc, based in Sydney, has recently distributed to all Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate in Canberra a book entitled The Little Book of Big Greek Lies.Written by activist Chris Stefov, based in Toronto, Canada, the book is a collection of 20 essays with headings such as ‘Big Greek Lie #6 – Greeks Are a Superior Race’ and content such as “unlike your modern Greek great-grandparents who spoke anything but Greek, our great-grandparents all spoke Macedonian”.“Historical debate is great,” said AHEA President Dr Panayiotis Diamadis, but “deliberately vilifying people is unacceptable. As educators we felt obliged to act and to protest such malicious material being circulated at the heart of Australian democracy.”The Australian Hellenic Educator’s Association has called for all copies of The Little Book of Big Greek Lies in Parliament House to be dispatched to the paper recycling facility.last_img read more

Couple posing as Adeles manager released from jail

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A couple posing as singer Adele’s manager has been released from jail, Monday, after attempting a scam at the Rolling Loud Festival.Justin Jackson, also known as Jayce Lii, and his wife, known as Angel Lii, were arrested, Saturday night, after reportedly sending a ticket request for hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar, but it was suspected to be a scam.Police were called, and a sting was set-up.After the couple arrived with another woman to the Rolling Loud Festival at Bayfront Park, officials made their move and apprehended all three involved.The third woman was eventually let go, but the couple was arrested on the spot and charged with third-degree grand theft, identity fraud, tampering with physical evidence and unlawful communications usage.The couple has since been released from jail.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Netflix Gives Second Season to Indian Crime Series Sacred Games

first_imgKashyap will continue directing Gaitonde’s track, while Neeraj Ghaywan (“Masaan”) will take over Singh’s plot. Motwane and Varun Grover will continue their roles as showrunner and lead writer, respectively.“We’ve been thrilled by the response to ‘Sacred Games’ from fans worldwide, and especially in India,” said Erik Barmack, VP, International Originals at Netflix. Global streaming giant, Netflix has ordered a second season of crime series “Sacred Games.” The Hindi- and English-language show was Netflix’s first Original series made in India.The Mumbai-set show explores the city’s web of organized crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India’s economic renaissance, and pits a jaded cop against India’s most wanted gangster and is based on Vikram Chandra’s best-selling novel. Production is by Netflix and Phantom Films, a directors’ collective formed by Vikas Bahl, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena in 2011.“The second season picks up from Sartaj Singh (played by Saif Ali Khan) pursuing his relentless battle of saving the city and Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) facing bigger challenges to retain his position as the legendary kingpin of Mumbai. The intriguing Guruji (Pankaj Tripathi), introduced in season one as Gaitonde’s third father, plays a pivotal role in unfolding a chain of events that shape the next season,” Netflix said. Production in India and abroad is scheduled later this year. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Measuring metabolism in dolphins to calculate their caloric needs

first_img © 2018 Virus cause of more than 170 dolphin deaths in Brazil Explore further Climate change is expected to have an impact on wildlife across the globe. As temperatures creep upward, researchers study various species to better understand how this might affect them. In this new effort, the researchers sought to learn more about the food intake needs of bottlenose dolphins living off the coast of Florida in Sarasota Bay.To understand how much food a wild dolphin requires to live, the team looked at ocean temperatures, various states of dolphin activity and most particularly at the dolphins themselves. They noted that dolphins, like other mammals, require energy to fuel brain activity and to keep up with busy muscles—and also to keep warm. Because of this, they require different amounts of food depending on how active they are and how cold the water is.To calculate the caloric needs of the dolphins, the researchers started with data from prior studies, which have shown that the daily metabolic rate for many species averages out to approximately three to six times that of their resting rate. For the dolphins, that meant capturing several specimens and measuring their metabolic rate while they were kept at rest and then multiplying by three to six to get their average rates.The team reports that they found that the dolphins under study (with an average weight of 200 kg) required approximately 16,500 to 33,000 calories each day, which they further note translated to approximately 10 to 25 kg of fish each day. As part of the study, the group also tested lung function in the dolphins, which has been found to be a marker of environmental health in marine species.The researchers suggest studies like theirs will help with conservation efforts as the planet changes—if dolphins begin to require less food, for example, due to warmer water, that could lead to an increase in fish populations. More information: A. Fahlman et al. Field energetics and lung function in wild bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus , in Sarasota Bay Florida, Royal Society Open Science (2018). DOI: 10.1098/rsos.171280AbstractWe measured respiratory flow rates, and expired O2 in 32 (2–34 years, body mass [Mb] range: 73–291 kg) common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) during voluntary breaths on land or in water (between 2014 and 2017). The data were used to measure the resting O2 consumption rate (V˙O2V˙O2, range: 0.76–9.45 ml O2 min−1 kg−1) and tidal volume (VT, range: 2.2–10.4 l) during rest. For adult dolphins, the resting VT, but not V˙O2V˙O2, correlated with body mass (Mb, range: 141–291 kg) with an allometric mass-exponent of 0.41. These data suggest that the mass-specific VT of larger dolphins decreases considerably more than that of terrestrial mammals (mass-exponent: 1.03). The average resting sV˙O2sV˙O2 was similar to previously published metabolic measurements from the same species. Our data indicate that the resting metabolic rate for a 150 kg dolphin would be 3.9 ml O2 min−1 kg−1, and the metabolic rate for active animals, assuming a multiplier of 3–6, would range from 11.7 to 23.4 ml O2 min−1 kg−1.absbreak Our measurements provide novel data for resting energy use and respiratory physiology in wild cetaceans, which may have significant value for conservation efforts and for understanding the bioenergetic requirements of this species. Citation: Measuring metabolism in dolphins to calculate their caloric needs (2018, January 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Bottlenose Dolphin – Tursiops truncatus. A dolphin surfs the wake of a research boat on the Banana River – near the Kennedy Space Center. Credit: Public Domain A team of researchers from several institutions in the U.S. and one in Spain has measured the metabolism of wild bottlenose dolphins in an effort to better understand their caloric needs. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes measuring the dolphins, what they found, and explain how their findings can help with conservation efforts. Journal information: Royal Society Open Science This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Yoga for a healthy respiratory system

first_imgSmog, the choking threat which has landed the national capital in a pollution emergency, has been the cause of many respiratory problems in children and adults. When your daily commute feels like living on the edge, what are your other outdoor activities supposed to feel like? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is dangerous to breathe when there is too much smog. Smog contains ozone particles, and elevated ozone levels can have a variety of negative effects on your lungs. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWhile it is advised to stay indoors when the air is toxic outside, a more practical solution would be to establish a habit of cleansing your respiratory organs through Yoga.If Yoga has been shown to improve the quality of life of lung cancer patients, it could definitely do wonders against other respiratory issues. Here are a few asanas – by Akshar, founder and course director of Bengaluru’s Akshar Yog – you could try to give you relief from chest congestion, respiratory flues and discomfort in breathing. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsivePranayama: This has proved beneficial for those suffering with bronchitis or lung congestion.How to do it:1. While performing pranayama one should make sure that his or her back is straight and should concentrate on the breathing.2. Sahaj Pranayama, which is also called easy breathing, involves breathing a few times deeply.3. Inhale through the nostrils for five counts and hold the breath for 10 counts.4. Exhale through the mouth for 10 counts; this has to be repeated 10-12 times. Adho Mukha Svanasana: This posture strengthens the chest muscles and expands the lung region, increasing its capacity.How to do it:1. From table top position, tuck your toes, straighten your legs and lift your hips towards the ceiling.2. Adjust your hands forward a bit, if necessary, and spread your fingers.3. Keep your spine long, and your head and neck in line with your spine. Hold for one minute.Bhujangasana: This asana opens up the heart and lungs and gives them a good stretch.How to do it:1. Lie on your stomach; engage your back muscles in lifting your head and upper torso.2. Align your elbows underneath your shoulders for support.3. Open your chest and relax your shoulders away from your ears.4. Look straight ahead and hold for one minute.Sukhasana: This heavy breathing seated position relieves yourself from stress, anxiety and exhaustion.How to do it:1. Sit erect, with the feet stretched out towards the front.2. Now cross the legs in such a way that the knees are wide, shins are crossed, and each foot is placed under the knee. Knees must be bent, and legs should be tucked into the torso.3. Feet must be relaxed, and the outer edges must rest on the floor while the inner edges must arch on the shins. Look down on your legs, must see a triangle formed by shins that are crossed and both the thighs.4. Back must be balanced in such a way that the tailbone and the pubic bone are at equal distance from the floor.5. Place the palms stacked up in your lap. Or you can also lay them on the knees palms up or palms down.6. Elongate the tailbone, and firm up the shoulders. But make sure the lower back is not arched in such a way that it pokes the lower ribs forward.last_img read more