Mango Animate Will Reveal a Highly-Anticipated Text Video Maker 05-07-2021 09:25 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Mango Animate is going to release a software program that allows for making kinetic typography videos instantaneously.

Mango Animate is planning to reveal a novel text video maker( capable of altering text into videos nearly instantaneously due to progressive kinetic typography functions. This amazing and awesome software is free to everyone who wants to create their videos.

This text video maker will assist users in sprucing up their videos with eye-catching effects and personalization capabilities. This article to video maker offers several functions for the free version, such as vibrant templates to start off with, a wide collection of icons for effective storytelling, and vivid effects to impress any audience.

With this new product soon to be released, the blog to video converter is anticipated to push the limits of what this form of text video maker can carry out for its users. Perhaps the most viable aspect of this text video maker is the user-friendliness which can be used by anyone – not just professional graphic designers. Text files can be uploaded or manually imported and transferred into a video in mere seconds, with an array of voices and tonalities to choose from. Voice-overs are seamlessly aligned with displayed text and a collection of animated characters is offered for a touch of personalization.

When using the text video maker, users can start out on a template before importing their desired blog or article. Once the text is converted to video form, users can move on animating their content and customizing it to their liking. Aspects such as unique intros and outros are then added according to users’ judgment. Once the project is exported into the applicable format, it’s ready to be sent out to the chosen social channels including TikTok, Instagram, Vimeo, or YouTube.

Ivan Leung, the CTO of Mango Animate shares his thoughts on the company’s upcoming text video maker, “This software will bring revolutionary change to the animation landscape, turning boring presentations and simple text into colorful projects which deliver messages in a clear and concise manner.”

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About Mango Animate
Mango Animate is an animation company based on Hong Kong and offers both free and paid animation software to its users for highly effective video projects. Although their free templates are enough to get started, paid memberships bring ease to starting projects by offering a wider variety of templates, characters, and design capabilities.


‘Peaceful resolution’: Hourslong hostage situation at Wells Fargo bank in Minnesota ends with arrest, authorities say

After an hourslong standoff Thursday, a hostage situation at a Wells Fargo bank in Minnesota ended without any injuries and an arrest, authorities said.

“A peaceful resolution, the best outcome we could have today,” said St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson said at a news conference late Thursday.

Anderson described the suspect, identified as Ray Reco McNeary, as a disgruntled customer upset about a prior transaction. The branch manager called the police, Anderson said, and a short time later police received a panic alarm from the bank.

Customers fled, Anderson said, but five bank employees were held hostage inside the bank. And then McNeary asked police to call the FBI.

“That collaborative effort, those relationships… those were valuable to us today,” Anderson said of the FBI’s quick response.

Throughout the incident, it was unclear if McNeary had a weapon, Anderson said, and investigators are still searching and clearing the bank.

According to Anderson, some of the hostages were released by McNeary, while some “made a run for the door and made it out.” The last hostage that was being held took a chance, said Anderson, and ran for the door and tactical units made entry behind him to take McNeary into custody.
Anderson told reporters that the police department has had numerous contacts with McNeary over the past decade, including violent crimes.

Just before 2 p.m., police were sent to the Wells Fargo Bank at 200-33rd Ave. S in St. Cloud, Minnesota, about 65 miles northwest of Minneapolis, for a possible robbery in progress, according to St. Cloud Police Lt. Lori Ellering.

“There are an undisclosed number of bank employees being held hostage inside,” Ellering confirmed earlier in the afternoon. “There are no reports of injuries. The SCPD and FBI are working together on this incident and are working with SWAT resources on scene.”

A bank spokesperson confirmed to the St. Cloud Times, part of the USA TODAY Network, that there was a hostage situation Wells Fargo’s St. Cloud South branch.

“We can confirm a hostage situation at Wells Fargo’s St. Cloud South branch, located at 200 33rd Avenue South,” said Staci Schiller, Wells Fargo spokesperson. “We are cooperating with local law enforcement and will do whatever we can to assist the authorities in their investigation.

“We recognize this is a traumatic moment for the community and our colleagues. The safety and security of our customers and employees is our most important priority.”

Police closed access near the bank and a crowd of onlookers gathered nearby.

The crowd was over 200 people, with many pulling their cars right up to the edge of nearby parking lots to get a good view. Police told onlookers “if you can see the window, they can see you,” to caution them, but even after police tape was set up, people still crowded to the line to watch the situation.

Many cheered when some of the hostages were released.

The first hostage was released to awaiting armed law enforcement at 6:30 p.m. CT Thursday evening, according to a video posted by a local TV reporter. In the video, someone inside also hurls what appears to be a wad of cash out the door, and the bills float in the air for several seconds.

Several dozen people had watched the spectacle at the bank from a safe distance. Many cheered when some of the hostages were released.

Police and FBI had worked with SWAT teams to watch over the bank.

Law enforcement officials initially said an unspecified number of hostages were being held by a male suspect.

St. Cloud resident Abdi Kadir told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune he was in the bank drive-through when the teller hurriedly told him to leave. As he drove off, he saw people running out the bank’s front door, he said.


‘West Side Story’: Rita Moreno declined audition to play Maria in OG Broadway production

Rita Moreno delivered a legendary performance as Anita in the 1961 film “West Side Story,” earning the Oscar for best supporting actress.

But the actress, now 89, had the opportunity to be part of “West Side Story” history years before the classic film came to be.

In a virtual reunion with former co-stars George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn, shared on HBO Max Thursday, Moreno revealed she was invited to audition for Maria in the original Broadway production, but turned it down due to nerves.

“I got cold feet,” she said. “I got scared.”

The source of her fear, Moreno said, was the prospect of working for legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins, who offered her the audition. Robbins conceived, choreographed and directed the stage musical and met Moreno while working on the 1956 film “The King and I.”
Though Moreno praised Robbins as a genius choreographer, she recalled he “could be unbelievably cruel to dancers.” After mounting the Broadway production of “West Side Story,” Robbins co-directed the film version alongside Robert Wise, but was fired mid-production.

“It’s one thing to be doing take after take until you get it right,” Moreno said. “But to work for someone as severe and difficult and demanding as Jerry Robbins in a Broadway situation scared the living daylights out of me.”

Though Moreno declined Robbins’ audition offer, the choreographer kept her in mind for the film, suggesting to Wise that they let her try out for Anita.

“I had developed into Anita,” Moreno said. “I no longer looked like a Maria to him. And I really didn’t. That would have been so wrong.”

Natalie Wood ended up starring in the film as Maria. Though Moreno praised Wood’s acting, especially during the film’s tragic finale, she took issue with an iconic Puerto Rican role going to a white actress.

“I don’t think she was anything like the Maria that I envisioned in my head. I think a great deal of it had to do with the fact that she was not a Hispanic,” Moreno said. “I found her wanting in terms of her interest in getting it as right as she could.”


Investigation announced for Investors in First Choice Bancorp (NASDAQ: FCBP) over Takeover 2021

An investigation was announced concerning whether the takeover of First Choice Bancorp is unfair to NASDAQ: FCBP stockholders.

Investors who purchased shares of First Choice Bancorp (NASDAQ: FCBP) and currently hold any of those NASDAQ: FCBP shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at or call +1(858) 779 – 1554.

The investigation by a law firm concerns whether certain officers and directors of First Choice Bancorp breached their fiduciary duties owed to NASDAQ: FCBP investors in connection with the proposed acquisition.

Cerritos, CA based First Choice Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for First Choice Bank that provides a range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, families, and small and medium-sized businesses.

On April 26, 2021, Enterprise Financial Services Corp (Nasdaq: EFSC), the holding company of Enterprise Bank & Trust, and First Choice Bancorp (Nasdaq: FCBP), the holding company of First Choice Bank, announced that Enterprise Financial Services Corp, Enterprise Bank & Trust, First Choice Bancorp and First Choice Bank have entered into a merger agreement pursuant to which Enterprise Financial Services Corp will acquire, in an all-stock merger, FCBP. Under the terms of the merger agreement, FCBP will merge with and into Enterprise Financial Services Corp, and First Choice will subsequently merge with and into EB&T (with Enterprise and EB&T as the surviving entities) in a transaction valued at approximately $397.7 million, or $33.40 per FCBP share, based on the closing price of Enterprise Financial Services Corp’s common stock on April 23, 2021. On a pro forma consolidated basis, the combined company would have approximately $12.7 billion in consolidated total assets as of March 31, 2021.

However, given that FCBP’s directors have already entered into agreements with the Company pursuant to which they have committed to vote their shares, which represent approximately 16% of FCBP’s issued and outstanding common stock, in favor of the acquisition, the investigation concerns whether the offer is unfair to NASDAQ: FCBP stockholders. More specifically, the investigation concerns whether the First Choice Bancorp Board of Directors undertook an adequate sales process, adequately shopped the company before entering into the transaction, maximized shareholder value by negotiating the best price, and acted in the shareholders’ best interests in connection with the proposed sale.

First Choice Bancorp reported that its annual Total Revenue rose from $84.2 million in 2019 to $92.5 million in 2020, and that its Net Income increased from $27.84 million in 2019 to $28.95 million in 2020.

Those who are current investors in First Choice Bancorp (NASDAQ: FCBP) shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

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Bobcat Sightings In CT Are On The Rise: Should You Be Worried? Your gut instinct may be to do everything possible

CONNECTICUT — The bobcat population is not only on the rise in the state, but sightings of the wily predator have been made in every municipality.

That’s not a bad thing, according to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. And considering the species was nearly completely wiped out here in 1972 before legal protections were enacted, it borders on being a wildlife miracle.

One reason for an uptick in sightings is the downtick in people leaving their homes, according to Melissa Ruszczyk, a technician with DEEP. Residents are seeing more bobcats in their yards because we’ve been spending more time at home gazing out windows during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Some people might think might find it hard to believe that they’re actually existing in some of these really urban areas, like Hartford Bridgeport, Danbury, Waterbury, but they are there!” she said.

A popular misconception is that the cats “come out” in the winter. In fact, bobcats are active year-round. They’re just more noticeable in the winter because there is less foliage.

For the past couple of decades, DEEP has devoted resources to get a handle on what bobcats eat while on the prowl in Connecticut. Researchers accomplish this by examining the contents in the stomachs of those cats who turn up as roadkill

“They’re eating a lot of squirrels,” Ruszczyk said. “They really like squirrels, rabbits, woodchucks and birds.”

The cats have it in them to hunt down and kill deer, but it’s less work for them to scavenge on deer roadkill. And in Connecticut, that’s one never ending buffet.

Your gut instinct may be to do everything possible to keep bobcats away from your home, but Ruszczyk suggests you may want to reevaluate that stance.

“Bobcats that live in more suburban or residential areas are really great for the ecosystem,” she said. “These animals are eating a lot of what people would consider pests. They’re doing a great job at keeping those smaller species in check.”

If, however, your idea of a pest is more in line with a 20-pound fanged feline prowling the perimeter of your gazebo, and less the chipmunk it’s chowing down on, Ruszczyk has some advice.

Rid your yard to of anything that the cat might deem attractive to the animals it hunts, such as bird feeders. If you have a concentration of the food that the prey species enjoy, you will attract those species’ predators, as well.

Suburban Connecticut’s famously manicured lawns give the cats an even greater advantage over their prey, Ruszczyk said, and present an irresistible killing field.

“A bobcat may sit in someone’s backwoods and just kind of watch,” she told Patch. If they see a squirrel in the yard, they may run out, grab the squirrel, and return to the woods.”

She recommends homeowners close off the areas beneath porches and yard sheds where varmints can feel comfortable, as bobcats interpret varmints feeling comfortable as a dinner bell.

If you’re on your way back from the gazebo and come face to waist with one of the big tabbies, Ruszczyk recommends you just make some noise (which would likely be your first instinct anyway).

“Most of these wild animals, even ones that live near people, they want nothing to do with people.”

Usually wildlife, because of their incredible senses if smell and hearing, will know you’re around before you know they are, according to Ruszczyk, “and that makes them go the other way before you know they’re ever even there.”

After you catch your breath, be sure to report the bobcat sighting to DEEP. Be prepared to have handy the date and specific location of the sighting, number of bobcats observed, and whether there were visible ear tags or collars on the animal.

The Bobcat Project

Ruszczyk is heavily involved in “The Bobcat Project,” a 3-year DEEP study intended to unravel a few of the Connecticut feline tribe’s many mysteries. Wildlife techs capture, collar and release roughly 50 of the beasts each year. The collars are programmed to drop off the cats, and when retrieved, spill information on where the animals roamed and when.

The home ranges of bobcats vary depending upon their areas, and wildlife biologists really don’t have a handle of what that is in Connecticut.

“We want to know that we have a healthy population, what they need in terms of space,” Ruszczyk said. The data will help urban and suburban planners understand where and how to build out their people spaces.

This season the project will debut a higher-tech collar, one that will recognize other collars as they come within proximity of each other.

“We’re going to be able to see how much time these bobcats spend near each other” Ruszczyk said. Bobcats are known to be solitary animals, but what does that really mean in suburban Connecticut? We’ll know next year. Trapping for the final season begins this fall.

The first two seasons were statewide, but for this final go-round DEEP made the decision to focus on gathering suburban data, and is just focusing on the Farmington Valley area and a couple of the surrounding towns.