Trump ditches hopes of quick virus bounce-back for US

first_imgMore than 40 percent of the world’spopulation has been asked to stay at home to halt the deadly march of a diseasethat has claimed some 33,880 lives. (AFP) WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump onSunday abandoned his timetable for life returning to normal in the UnitedStates, extending emergency coronavirus restrictions for another month, whileSpain suffered its deadliest day. President Donald Trump says the United States death rate was likely to increase for two weeks and announced “social distancing” guidelines would be in place until at least the end of April. AFPcenter_img Trump, who had hoped to shortly re-openmuch of the US, said the death rate in the country was likely to increase fortwo weeks and announced “social distancing” guidelines would be inplace until at least the end of April.last_img read more

51 Cuban Health Workers Arrive to Help Curb Ebola

first_imgA team of 51 Cuban doctors, nurses and administrators arrived in Monrovia yesterday to assist Liberia in overcoming the deadly Ebola virus disease in the country.  The Cubans, who have volunteered to help Liberia eradicate the deadly virus, include 29 nurses and 20 doctors.The Cuban team which also includes several specialists, touched down at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Margibi County yesterday morning and was received by Liberian government officials. The all-male Cuban team was dressed in the traditional medical gown, with some holding up the Cuban flag. Cuba’s ambassador to Liberia, Jorge Lefebre Nicolas said his country had sent the medical practitioners to Liberia in the spirit of African solidarity. “We see ourselves as part of this. All of our people, heads of our liberation struggle, were brought to Cuba from Africa. We have a compromise with Africa. We cannot see our brothers in Africa in difficult times and we are there folding our arms in Cuba,” Ambassador Nicolas told newsmen. Amb. Nicolas further stated that not long ago Cuba had decided to take part in this “colossal effort to fight the Ebola disease. We have the medical capability and the willingness to come and help with this disease.” The Cuban Ambassador also stated that they are ready to collaborate with the Americans. “I think we should fight against Ebola; any other thing should be put aside,” Amb. Nicolas added.Deputy Health Minister Matthew Flomo, joined by the Chief of Protocol, Mr. Rufus Neufville, and other officials, said the Cubans could not have come at a better time. Min. Flomo said Amb. Nicolas had worked for a long time to establish the modalities leading to a partnership in the health sector between Liberia and Cuba. “Now that we have more ETUs and given that you are here in Liberia, we will be going to the remotest towns to make sure that everyone infected with Ebola is brought to the ETUs for treatment and full recovery,” Flomo said. The Minister further said that with the presence of the Cuban health workers, Liberians can now say that Ebola is not only retreating but would be kicked out of the country. According to the Ebola situation report, which is released by the Liberian Government, at least 2709 victims have fallen prey to the virus. However, the World Health Organization says that as of October 15, there were 8,973 total confirmed and suspected Ebola cases of which there have been 4,484 deaths in the region. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Create a Spellbinding Doctor Strange Shield in After Effects

first_imgLearn how to create a mystical mandala shield in the spirit of Doctor Strange with this exclusive After Effects tutorial. Includes free project files!Every now and then, you see an effect in a movie that’s so cool, you simply have to try to recreate it yourself. As Doctor Strange takes box offices by storm, we thought it would be fun to put together a quick tutorial explaining how to create the hero’s magical mandala shield in After Effects.Here’s a quick preview of the final result.The tutorial below takes you though every step of the process. You’ll probably be surprised at how easy it is to create the highly detailed shield effect using shape layers and a simple Polar Coordinates effect. Download the Free Project Files + AssetsBelow you’ll find a link to download the free project files and assets used in this tutorial. You are free to use these files for educational purposes, but please don’t distribute them without our permission.DOWNLOAD FREE DR.STRANGE PROJECT FILE & VIDEO ASSETSRadium: 120 Gorgeous 4K Lens FlaresIn the tutorial, I use a clip from Radium, a beautiful pack of lens-flare elements from RocketStock. Radium is the fastest way to add organically captured lens flares into your video sequences. Here’s a quick demo of Radium in action.Want to learn more about After Effects? Check out the After Effects section on our blog. You’ll find hundreds of exclusive articles and tutorials dedicated to helping you become a better After Effects artist. If you have any requests for future tutorials, please feel free to reach out.Have any tips for taking this effect over the top? Share your thoughts in the comments below.last_img read more