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Mobile – Catch the cricket action live even on the move with vcricket mobile service: “vCricket Is Now On Mobile
With vCricket´s new mobile site, you can now catch the latest and upbeat national and international cricket coverage on your mobile phone, in a jiffy. Our mobile version provides comfortable, user-friendly navigation and promises to deliver a satisfied mobile experience to the users.

To get started, all you have to do is type http://vcricket.mobi/ on your phone browser. Once done, you can grab live match scores, news & analysis, schedule of upcoming matches, latest result and points table for tournaments, etc.

http://vcricket.mobi can be accessed via any mobile device with a GPRS/Internet connection.

Features
Live Match Scores – To keep you updated ball by ball
Latest Results – To keep you in sync with the latest on the battle-field
Upcoming Matches – List of all the upcoming matches so that you do not miss even a single ball played.
News Articles – Read the latest chitchat and off crease account with our updated cricket news and views
Points Table – To help you keep a track of the tussle between the cricket big wigs”

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Pekingese Palacegarden Malachy trots in the ring while winning the Toy Group at the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Monday.
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Pharaoh Hounds wait for judging during competition Monday.
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Lucas, an Irish Setter, is held by his handler Jamie Lamphere as they compete in the Junior Showmanship competition Monday.
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New faces
A redbone coonhound is judged during the first day of competition Monday. The redbone coonhound is one of six breeds making their Westminster Dog Show debuts.
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La Brise Sun Bear, a Pyrenean Shepherd breed, is judged Monday.
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A group of beagles wait to be judged during the first day of competition Monday.
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Marching in time
A Irish wolfhound is judged during the first day Monday.
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Like the hairdo?
A Chinese Crested competes at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday.
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Herd is the word
Rassa, and Icelandic Sheepdog from Vashon Island, Wash., shows for the judge in the ring with her handler Tammie
Wilcox during the Herding Group competition at the Westminster Dog Show on Monday night.

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1. Do Not Interfere In Others’ Business Unless Asked.

Most of us create our own problems by interfering too often in others’ affairs. We do so because somehow we have convinced ourselves that our way is the best way, our logic is the perfect logic and those who do not conform to our thinking must be criticized and steered to the right direction, our direction. This thinking denies the existence of individuality and consequently the existence of God.. God has created each one of us in a unique way. No two human beings can think or act in exactly the same way. All men or women act the way they do because God within them prompts them that way. Mind your own business and you will keep your peace.

2. Forgive And Forget:

This is the most powerful aid to peace of mind. We often develop ill feelings inside our heart for the person who insults us or harms us. We nurture grievances. This in turn results in loss of sleep, development of stomach ulcers, and high blood pressure. This insult or injury was done once, but nourishing of grievance goes on forever by constantly remembering it. Get over this bad habit. Life is too short to waste in such trifles. Forgive,Forget, and march on. Love flourishes in giving and forgiving.


3. Do Not Crave For Recognition:

This world is full of selfish people. They seldom praise anybody without selfish motives. They may praise you today because you are in power, but no sooner than you are powerless, they will forget your achievement and will start finding faults in you. Why do you wish to kill yourse lf in striving for their recognition? Their recognition is not worth the aggravation. Do your duties ethically and sincerely.

4. Do Not Be Jealous:

We all have experienced how jealousy can disturb our peace of mind. You know that you work harder than your colleagues in the office, but sometimes they get promotions; you do not. You started a business several years ago, but you are not as successful as your neighbor whose business is only one year old. There are several examples like these in everyday life. Should you be jealous? No. Remember everybody’s life is shaped by his/her destiny, which has now become his/her reality. If you are destined to be rich, nothing in the world can stop you. If you are not so destined, no one can help you either. Nothing will be gained by blaming others for your misfortune. Jealousy will not get you anywhere, it will only take away your peace of mind.

5. Change Yourself According To The Environment:

If you try to change the environment single-handedly, the chances are you will fail. Instead, change yourself to suit your environment. As you do this, even the environment, which has been unfriendly to you, will mysteriously change and seem congenial and harmonious.

6. Endure What Cannot Be Cured:

This is the best way to turn a disadvantage into an advantage. Every day we face numerous inconveniences, ailments, irritations, and accidents that are beyond our control. If we cannot control them or change them, we must learn to put up with these things. We must learn to endure them cheerfully. Believe in yourself and you will gain in terms of patience, inner strength and will power.

7. Do Not Bite Off More Than You Can Chew:

This maxim needs to be remembered constantly. We often tend to take more responsibilities than we are capable of carrying out. This is done to satisfy our ego. Know your limitations. . Why take on additional loads that may create more worries? You cannot gain peace of mind by expanding your external activities. Reduce your material engagements and spend time in prayer, introspection and meditation. This will reduce those thoughts in your mind that make you restless. Uncluttered mind will produce greater peace of mind.

8. Meditate Regularly:

Meditation calms the mind and gets rid of disturbing thoughts. This is the highest state of peace of mind. Try and experience it yourself. If you meditate earnestly for half an hour everyday, your mind will tend to become peaceful during the remaining twenty-three and half-hours. Your mind will not be easily disturbed as it was before. You would benefit by gradually increasing the period of daily meditation. You may think that this will interfere with your daily work. On the contrary, this will increase your efficiency and you will be able to produce better results in less time.

9. Never Leave The Mind Vacant:

An empty mind is the devil’s workshop. All evil actions start in the vacant mind. Keep your mind occupied in something positive, something worthwhile. Actively follow a hobby. Do something that holds your interest. You must decide what you value more: money or peace of mind. Your hobby, like social work or religious work, may not always earn you more money, but you will have a sense of fulfillment and achievement. Even ! when you are resting physically, occupy yourself in healthy reading or mental chanting of God’s name.

10. Do Not Procrastinate And Never Regret:

Do not waste time in protracted wondering ” Should I or shouldn’t I?” Days, weeks, months, and years may be wasted in that futile mental debating. You can never plan enough because you can never anticipate all future happenings. Value your time and do the things that need to be done. It does not matter if you fail the first time. You can learn from your mistakes and succeed the next time. Sitting back and worrying will lead to nothing. Learn from your mistakes, but do not brood over the past. DO NOT REGRET. Whatever happened was desti ned to happen only that way. Why cry over spilt milk?




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THEN YOU HAVEN’T DONE ENOUGH TODAY !!!”



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The world’s rarest bird photos
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The kakapo is a large, flightless parrot from New Zealand

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A fish-eating duck restricted to a few fast-flowing rivers in central Brazil and north-eastern Argentina.

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A large seabird which breeds only on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean

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This species has a tiny, severely fragmented population, known from less than 10 recent locations in central India.

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A medium-sized water bird that once bred in Russia, Japan and China

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A very large crane that breeds in eastern Russia and China, and in Japan.

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The small, declining population of this species in central and north-eastern India is endangered because of hunting and agricultural development

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A small parrot that breeds only in a small area in south-western Tasmania and migrates to coastal areas in south-eastern Australia in the winter.


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gIMP Tutorial: Just in time for Valentines

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GIMP Tutorial: Just in time for Valentines!: “

Well, almost.

Welcome to another GIMP Tutorial. Last week, we have created a shiny button and have seen how easy it is to make the appealing effect from scratch. Click here to see the previous tutorial.

This time, while Valentines is just around the corner, let us create a cool heart design. You can even make your own wallpaper with just a little tweaking.

So let’s go!

Prerequisites

  • GIMP 2.6 (download here)

NOTE: Like in the previous GIMP tutorial we had, we will be showing the initial steps in setting up our project. Feel free to skip the steps that you already know and just head straight to the important ones.

At the end of this tutorial, we should have something like the image below:

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Step 1: Getting Up the Canvas

Before anything else, we must decide how big our initial canvas would be. It would be more like choosing the type and size of a sheet pf paper when drawing. For this project, we will create an 800 x 600 white field image. But the choice is yours, really. But remember that the larger your image is, the more memory you will use.

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Creating

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New

Immediately after creating the new image, it is a good idea that we save our image accordingly. However, we simply wouldn’t save this image as one of the common image formats like JPG, PNG, etc. But instead, we’ll save it in a native GIMP format, so that we could later preserve all the data that we add which would include layers, selections, paths, channels, etc. If you’re a Photoshop artist, it’s comparable to saving it in the PSD format. In GIMP world, we recognize the format as XCF.

Let’s go ahead and save this image. Go to File > Save, then on the dialog that appears, type in the name of your project and explicitly add the .xcf file extension or simply type the name and GIMP will automatically append the .xcf extension.

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Saving

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Save

Aftweward, you’ll now notice our Image Window’s header is labeled with what we have named our project together with other corresponding image information (image mode, layer number, dimension, etc.).

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Step 2: Renaming the Layers

As with any project, it is really vital to organize your sets, assets, layers, and whatnot. After image creation, our Layers Window is immediately added with a new layer named Background; this, by itself, is much descriptive of its purpose already, but if you want to further recognize this layer, you can rename it by double clicking the layer name and adding in yours. Press Enter to confirm layer renaming. In our case, we named it “bg”, short for background.

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Renaming

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Step 3: Creating A New Layer

It is always a good practice to always use new layers whenever you add new elements to your scene, regardless of how small. This new layer will serve as our container for our basic shape. Let’s name it “shape”.

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Creating

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“shape”

Step 4: Creating the Shape

Let’s create the heart shape! Unfortunately, as of this writing, the current version of GIMP doesn’t support shapes like this one. But it is nothing to get worried about. Paths Tool is here to our rescue (known in Photoshop as Pen Tool.

Go ahead and select the Paths Tool from your Toolbox Window or press B to activate it. Under the Paths Option, enable Design (if it wasn’t by default).

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Paths

Proceed to your Image Window and begin adding your first point by left clicking on your image (as seen in the screenshot). Most of the time, you will also see tool hints on the status area of your Image Window. This can often guide you with the tool you are using.

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Adding

By default, the last point added to your path will be the active one, indicated by a circle filled with white; otherwise, when inactive, it will be a black circle. To select points (or commonly called anchors), simply enable the Paths Tool and left click on any point you wish to activate, shift left clicking points will select multiple points accordingly.

With the first point added, we’ll follow it up with the second point which will serve as the tip of our heart (you’ll see how in a while). To add the second point, simply left click on a part of the image you wish to place the anchor. But there is one handy technique in adding anchor points: while left clicking (adding), hold the left mouse button and drag around to see control points being created alongside, to save some time in the process. However, if you don’t wish to do this, you can left click and simply add the point, then to add control points, hold the CTRL key while left click dragging. There are a maximum of two control points that can be added to a curve, thus defining the bezier path.

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Creating

Then finally, we’ll close the path by connecting the 2nd point back to the first point, creating a closed loop. To do that, with the Paths Tool still active, hover your mouse to the first anchor, hold the CTRL key, then finally left click. As you hold down the CTRL key, you’ll notice a hint below on the status area telling you what it does.

After you’ve done so, you’ll now see a closed loop, but not as heart-shaped as we thought it would be. We’ll fix that in a moment.

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Closing

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Loop

Now that we have managed to close the loop, it’s time to create the heart shape once and for all. Still with the Paths Tool active, select the lower anchor. Now move the control points (square shapes) by left click dragging one of them. Alternatively, you could also hold down the SHIFT button while doing this to constraint both of the control points in the adjustment. Continue moving the points until you create a shape similar to the image below:

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Creating

Do the same to the anchor point at the top and keep adjusting all points until you create something like the shape below:

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Heart

With the shape created, proceed to the Tool Options of the Paths Tool under the Toolbox Window and click Selection from Path; or simply press the ENTER button while on the Image Window to create a selection out of the shape we created via paths. Then to deselect the paths visualization on the image window, simply select other tools – this will automatically hide the paths from the view.

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Creating

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Heart

Step 5: Coloring the Shape

While the selection is active, it’s a good time to add color to our heart. From the Toolbox Window, select a foreground color with a lighter shade of red and a background color with a darker shade of red. Then activate the Blend Tool, then under the Options menu, select Radial as the shape.

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Blend

Next, proceed to the Image Window, where the selection is still active then perform the coloring process by left click dragging the mouse from the center of the heart to the outside part (as seen in the screenshot).

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Blend

Creating something like this:

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Blending

Step 6: Creating Edge Shadows

With the selection still active, proceed to the Image Window, right click the selection and choose Select > Shrink. Then on the dialog that appears, type in a value for the shrinking. We had ours set at 15 pixels.

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Shrinking

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Selection

Next step is to invert the selection. Do this by right clicking on the selection, then choosing Select > Invert. This will now select the outer part of the heart together with the background. But since we have a transparent background in our layer “shape”, only the heart element will be affected by our alterations.

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Inverting

Again, under the same menu, right click the selection then choose Select > Feather. On the dialog window that appears, type in some value. This will make our selection fuzzy, therefore creating a smoother transition when we’ll be adding color later on.

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Feathering

Then finally, to create the darkening effect, right click on the selection and choose Color > Brightness/Contrast. Then adjust the values accordingly depending on how dark you wish the edges of your heart will be.

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Darkening

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Dismissing

Step 7: Creating the Shine

To create the shine, similar steps will be taken just like in the previous ones, only in different order.

Proceed to the Layers Window and add a new layer with the name “shine”.

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Creating

This new layer will serve as our container for the shine effect that we’ll be adding later on. To get a nice starting shape for our shine, the easiest way to do it would be to derive it from the heart shape itself. To do so, right click the layer shape and select Alpha to Selection. This will select everything but transparent, therefore, the heart we created a while ago.

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Deriving

Once the selection has been made, make sure to activate the “shine” layer again, so that whatever we create on our canvas will be placed here and not on the previously selected “shape” layer.

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Selection

Next, shrink the selection:

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Shrinking

Activate the Paths Tool and create a shape similar to the image below. This will enable us to select part of the selection later on.

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Creating

With the Paths Tool still active, press and hold CTRL SHIFT, then press ENTER. What this will do is it will create a selection based from the previous selection we have made, BUT using a Boolean effect with the Intersect option.

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New

Let’s go back and enable the Blend Tool. Choose a foreground color of white or something close to that. The background color doesn’t matter since we’ll use a Foreground to Transparent Option in our blending (as you can see in the screenshot below).

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Blend

Then applying the color blending, we achieve something like this:

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Blending

Then with further tweaking, we can achieve something like this:

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Step 8: Creating Duplicates

Head over to the Layers Window and duplicate the layers: “shine” and “shape”.

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Duplicating

Then, move both of these layers below the “shape” layer but above “bg” layer.

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Moving

Then, finally, merge these two duplicate layers to create one single layer. Right click on layer “shine copy” and select Merge Down. This will merge the layers “shine copy” and “shape copy,” creating one single layer.

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Merging

Now, you can freely move and transform the layer to your liking. Use the Move Tool, Scale Tool, Rotate Tool, and Perspective Tool at your disposal to create something like this:

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Duplicated

Exporting the Image

That’s about it! With further tweaking and additions here and there, we can achieve stunning results. And finally, to output the file to a readable format, go to File > Save As and remove the .xcf extension and replace it with either .jpg or .png. Or you can use other file formats that you wish. Additionally, you can also select from the list on the dialog window.

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Exporting

Final Image After Further Tweaking

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In line with the love season, we at youthedesigner.com have presented to you one lovely tutorial for you to munch on. We took you to the process of creating shapes with the paths tool, colorizing selections with the blend tool, and some selection techniques that will further add more edge to your designs. We hope you enjoyed reading this tutorial as much as we did making it for you. Please feel free to leave your comments below. We love to hear what you have to say. See you next time!

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