Football quiz as part of National Football Exhibition

first_imgThe National Football Exhibition are hosting a football themed table quiz and raffle with proceeds going to Cara House, Letterkenny.The quiz, on September 26, is a part of the National Football Exhibition, which is rolling into Letterkenny this month.The Exhibition is a celebration of Irish football and 60 Years of European Championships. Donegal is the fifth of seven venues outside of Dublin hosting the National Football Exhibition. The Exhibition is heading to the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny from September 20-29Register your team of four by clicking here – https://www.fai.ie/domestic/national-football-exhibition-donegal-table-quiz – and payment can be made at the event.For individual registration, please email [email protected] quiz takes place at Arena 7, Letterkenny, at 9pm on Thursday, September 26. Teams of four cost €35 or entry fee of €10 per person. The free Exhibition, which has attractions for all ages, welcomed a wide variety of visitors to date and has proved a hit for school groups and family outings. The National Football Exhibition App which is available to download from the App Store or Google Play Store has a supplementary audio guide available in English or Irish, which gives visitors an extended insight into some of the items on display.Football quiz as part of National Football Exhibition was last modified: September 16th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Even with position change, Humboldt State’s Richard Doctor relishing uptick in playing time

first_imgARCATA >> Richard Doctor has had to be patient. He’s had to wait for his opportunity to become a regular starter in the Humboldt State starting lineup. Biding his time has basically been the norm for Doctor over the last two years.Now, midway through his junior year, Doctor finds himself as a starter.There’s just one major catch, though.Doctor’s regular spot in the Jacks’ starting lineup hasn’t come at the position he was recruited at and played full-time for the first two years in Arcata. …last_img read more

Spartans finish second at Oroville tourney

first_imgOroville >> Behind a game-high nine 3-pointers, the Red Bluff High boys basketball team battled fellow unbeaten Lassen for the 24th Dennis Burnum tournament championship, eventually falling to the Grizzlies 65-56 Saturday night. All-tournament selection Derek Gordon scored 16 and swished four of the team’s nine 3s. Fellow junior Brayden Hutchins dropped in 17 as Red Bluff (7-6) had it at single-digits at 41-33 heading to the fourth quarter, but couldn’t trim it down any further. The Spartans …last_img read more

Two years later: Who is still taking free Oracle Arena tickets?

first_imgOAKLAND — Nearly two years after this news organization’s investigation into East Bay politicians hoarding free tickets to marquee events at the Oakland Coliseum and Oracle Arena, a review of recent records shows high ticket use among elected officials and their staffs — and sloppy reporting about it — continues.The city, county and the joint powers authority which operates the publicly-owned arena and stadium each get a suite with 16 seats at the two venues, under agreements with the teams. …last_img read more

Nitrogen management, redux

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With a slow start to spring corn planting, we also do not have our pre-plant nitrogen on yet in many cases. For both economical and environmental reasons it is better to wait to apply, so this may be a win-win.Yes, phosphorus (P) is a big concern for Lake Erie, but nitrogen (N) is also another culprit in excessive algal growth both to the north and to the south. And while we lose 1.5 to 2 pounds of P per acre we may lose 35, to 55, to 165 pounds of nitrogen or even “everything you applied.” This adds up to real money, if N is priced at fifty cents per pound — maybe $18 to $90 an acre. These warm spring rains are also a reminder of why we do not apply fall nitrogen in Ohio.So what is the right rate for nitrogen on corn? Table 9 of the Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations, written in 1995, says to use a yield goal approach for your nitrogen recommendation — for example with corn yield goal of 180 bushels per acre you would need 190 pounds of N in a corn-soybean rotation. I spent the winter trying to convince farmers that we are pretty confident in our use of the Tri-State soil test values to set recommendations for P and K, not so for nitrogen however.Since the early 2000s, soil fertility specialists have been saying it’s not about setting a yield goal and then determining your N rate because too many factors other than yield determine your N needs. Weather is the big one.Chart 1 shows Ohio nitrogen rate studies conducted over the past five years with little response to increasing the rate once we are above 100 pounds of N. If you look closely you can see the high yield for zero N on the left is about 160 bushels per acre and the low yield for 250 pounds of N on the right side of the chart is also about 160 bushels per acre. Unless we can do a better job of predicting when these two occurrences will happen, we really cannot get the right N rate for corn. Chart 1. Nitrogen rate trials at Western Agricultural Research Station, 2010 to 2014.Chart 1 N trials at WARS So how do we make N recommendations in Ohio? We use statistics to determine the range over which we get the greatest response from our nitrogen. We use data from trials in Ohio so we also have our weather included as part of the equation. And we factor in the price of nitrogen and the value of corn to bring in the economics. Chart 2 shows that our best economic return to nitrogen for $3.50 corn and $0.50 N is at about 161 pounds of N per acre. With a range of 15 pounds to either side giving us about the same return — within $1. The top line (gross return) does go up with increasing N rate but is not economically wise, as more N makes more corn but with decreasing return for the dollar spent. Chart 2. Maximum return to N rate chart for Ohio corn.Chart 2 Ohio N rate curve Current recommendations from Ohio State University are to use this economic model to set our corn nitrogen rate. The Maximum Return To N (MRTN) concept was developed by soil fertility specialists from across the north central region. This is a regional Cornbelt wide approach for nitrogen rate guidelines.The calculator for this MRTN is available on the Iowa State University website: http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/soilfertility/nrate.aspx. You can go there to get the best suggestion on your nitrogen rate, even run some different scenarios. You’ll need to know:Your statePrevious crop — corn or soybeansPrice of NExpected sales price for a bushel of cornThe MRTN housed at Iowa State does use Ohio data from a range of years that we provided after conducting trials on Ohio farms across several years.Another good place to find Ohio N rate recommendations and discussion of why we no longer set rates by yield goal can be found on the Agronomic Crops website under the Fertility section: http://agcrops.osu.edu/specialists/fertility/fertility-fact-sheets-and-bulletins.Here you will also find the Ohio Economic Nitrogen Based Recommendation Calculator, an Excel spreadsheet, as developed by Robert Mullen our former soil fertility specialist. Results look a lot like the Iowa State University model because Robert prepared the data for that tool from Ohio trial data, too.So as you apply your nitrogen this year, think about what rate you should apply to get maximum benefit. The way the old-timers did it or by understanding that just yield goals are not the only factor in choosing that N rate. Think also about delaying the majority of that application until sidedress time, to reduce the likelihood of N loss to the environment.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 123 | Cover Crops & Agritourism

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Matt is out this week at the county fair so the podcast duties are left to the broadcast team. Bart, Dale, Dusty, and Kolt have the honors this week all thanks to AgriGold. We get an update on crops from different part of the state and talk about National 4-H Week, and farmers supporting farmers.Featured on the podcast this week, Matt sent back a few interviews. One is with Nathan Brause from Crawford County talking about his cover crops and no-till as well as Cody Beacom with Bird Agronomics talking about cover crops. We also get an update from Peggy Hall on Ohio’s agritourism laws. All of that and more on the podcast!last_img read more

Is a Perfect Storm Forming For Distributed Social Networking?

first_imgMaybe it’s better to host your own. That’s the thinking coming from a growing number of early technology adopters as service after service goes down, sells out or otherwise frustrates the users who have published their content online only to see the tools they use become broken or less desirable. The prospect of a distributed, interoperable, self-hosted network of publishing, reading and discussion tools is nothing new – but the idea is gaining a lot more support as more people react to recent news like FriendFeed’s sale to Facebook, Tr.im’s up and down and Twitter’s denial of service attacks. The tide may not be turning, but there’s sure to be some new waves of innovation that come out of this period of frustration.Isn’t This What Blogging Does For Us Already?One of the analogies people are drawing is that we need a WordPress.org-type version of Twitter to put on our own servers as an alternative to the Twitter-hosted version that exists now like WordPress hosts blogs on WordPress.com.Why do we need self-hosted lifestreaming, microblogging or social networks though when we’ve already got the ability to host our own blogs, own our own data there and set our own rules? Simply because these technologies fill different needs. Blogs are good for longer-form, author-centric communication. Quick, very social conversations around objects like links or media items can best be had in other settings. Thus the interest many people have in both writing a blog and sharing and discussing items on sites like Facebook (social networks), Twitter (microblogging) or FriendFeed (activity streams).Twitter’s Down Time Twitter went down again today, possibly for the second time in two weeks because of a Distributed Denial of Service attack. A swarm of zombified computers, distributed all around the world, is hitting Twitter’s centralized infrastructure over and over again until it can’t stay up.If we all had a little piece of our microblogging network on our own servers and they spoke to each other, that couldn’t happen. We’d also own our own data, our archives, our interface design and more. It would be like publishing little messages… like grown ups.The two systems could co-exist, a hosted service has its advantages and many people wouldn’t use anything else. Realistically, no one is going to build something too much like Twitter if they could build a distributed version of something like FriendFeed or Facebook.Facebook Eats FriendFeed Social activity stream discussion network FriendFeed announced that it was selling itself to Facebook yesterday and many of its users were very upset. The acquisition is likely to change Facebook in interesting ways (FriendFeed’s creators were the inventors of GMail and Google Maps) but FriendFeed itself was important to its users.The feeling of betrayal that comes from a transaction like this makes it hard to trust a hosted social networking company again.Fortunately, there’s a long and growing list of ways to put all of your activity around the web in one place on your own website. When will those tools begin to include subscription to other peoples’ activity feeds and posting comments from your social lifestream viewing page that will appear back out on everyone else’s?That’s a big part of the vision articulated by Anil Dash in his recent essay about what he calls The Push Button Web. It’s related as well to RSS pioneer Dave Winer’s recent promotion of a part of RSS called RSS Cloud. Developers are actively building on RSS Cloud and a similar protocol with the humorous name PubSubHubbub.That’s also part of the vision of the Distributed Social Networking Project (DiSo). We haven’t heard much lately from this project, probably because its founders are busy building the technical standards that will allow the information to flow from one social network to another. Tr.im Your ExpectationsThis weekend link shortening service Tr.im announced that it was shutting its doors. It was too expensive and hopeless to run the service without the funding, hype and official blessing from Twitter that competitor Bit.ly had won.Big deal, right? It turns out that people freaked out. Tr.im’s biggest users were developers who were hip to the opportunities to do interesting things with the service. They had built on it and they felt a lot of frustration when they heard the news.A dead URL shortener means dead links, broken content, lost data.There are a number of different solutions being explored in response to this part of the problem. Developer Brian Hendrickson has already begun working on a service called rp.ly, a “community-owned URL shortener” based on cloning the Tr.im API.There will, no doubt, be any number of other efforts that rise from the ashes of the trust that’s been burnt over the last week or more.Are all of these circumstances and conversations going to push the social web over the edge, toward a more distributed and less centralized model? Probably not in a big way, immediately, but we’re pretty sure that some interesting innovation is going to come out of this. Dissatisfied engineers, working on a problem that a lot of people are interested in, can produce some fun and important work.Some will hold out for Google Wave, the forthcoming open-source hyper communication head shift. We’re hearing that Wave may be too complicated, though, and we suspect that the most important innovations will come from coders building the kind of software that many, many people can hack on and help evolve.In the future many of us may be microblogging, lifestreaming and social networking over technology that we control and can customize ourselves, instead of inside the owned networks of major companies like Facebook or Google. Those companies are seeking to branch out as well, trying to colonize the web (in the words of Forrester’s Jeremiah Owyang) with tools like Facebook Connect. But many of us may decide not to trust them anymore, and to use the tools that are becoming available to build and host our own systems of communication. People who control their own systems of communication can innovate on them outside the boundaries of the financial interests of big communication companies and we can all benefit from those innovations.This summer is an important period in answering those questions. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Analysis#NYT#social networks#web Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit marshall kirkpatrick Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

Enterprise App Design: Does iOS Fare with Android in terms of Security?

first_imgFollow the Puck More enterprises are investing in mobile applications on platforms preferably iOS. The 2016 enterprise mobile apps report brought out by Adobe reinforces the growing need for enterprises to invest in mobile apps.With Apple constituting a major share of the world smartphone market, iOS tend to be the most preferred platform in enterprise app development.                        Fig 1. Apple iPhone global sales from 2007 to 2018, Source – StatistaAs illustrated in the above-mentioned graph, Apple’s global iPhone sales continue to skyrocket behind leading mobile communications conglomerates.The continued popularity and dependability of Apple’s lineup of smartphones have made it the preferred choice for enterprises in ensuring business productivity. iOS as a mobile platform has always been on the forefront in terms of robustness and security.But the thing is, there are stronger competitors in the current market competing directly with iOS. Google-owned Android have fared remarkably well in the mobile market largely due to its swift integration with Google’s extensive services, flexibility, and support.So, security in enterprise app design will iOS dominate or does Android edges it out with its open platform?Security: The Priority in Enterprise ApplicationsGlobally, security has always occupied a key position in enterprises due to the stringent norms related to data and communications. Any flaws in security can compromise the whole set of confidential data handled by a company.The impact of such security breaches in a company is disastrous. It can lead to huge financial losses, lose or corrupt sensitive data and even damage the company’s reputation.The data handled by a company not only involves their own information but those of their customers as well. For example, a bank that uses mobile applications must have exceptional security features as they are used to process, store and transfer sensitive data of thousands of their customers such as bank account details.Enterprise application security is important because:        Safeguards sensitive data and ensures information privacy        Upholds the company’s reputation by shielding it from cyber attacksAddressing Security Vulnerabilities in iOS and AndroidAccording to Norton, the global cybersecurity provider, both iOS and Android face an array of security threats and vulnerabilities. The two mobile platforms still suffer from some form of vulnerability in spite of their recent upgrades and improvements.So far, iOS still has 1457 vulnerabilities as per the report published in the security vulnerability assessment database CVE Details. Android scales higher with about 1834 discovered security vulnerabilities as mentioned in the report.When evaluating the reports, it becomes clear that iOS has fewer vulnerabilities compared to Android. Moreover, in 2018, the amount of vulnerabilities discovered in iOS has reduced considerably with only 86 compared to 387 vulnerabilities in 2017.Fig 2. Vulnerabilities in iOS and Android platforms, Source – CVE DetailsApple’s swift implementation of the latest updates and bug fixes across the platform have resolved many of these vulnerabilities largely. Android, however, fails to curb the vulnerabilities with 301 vulnerabilities still affecting the platform in 2018.Android and iOS from the Standpoint of SecurityApplications developed for the enterprise differ from those made for the consumers. An enterprise application whether iOS or Android is built for assisting in various business processes. As an additional feature, enterprise applications are embedded with certain security features that protect the data and prevents it from misuse.App developers have included several key security considerations while building applications for enterprises. The use of strong encryption, certificate underpinning and shifting to a cloud model are some of the techniques used to improve application security.Threat LevelsAndroid being open source is especially vulnerable to such malware as it allows running of third-party applications. Reports state that 97 percent of the malware is on the Android platform. Clearly, the increasing security vulnerabilities in Android mean that it is inapt for use in the enterprise.Because it supports third-party applications, it is always riskier to use android for business. iOS offers some level of protection against malware and other threats because of its closed source nature. A software development company can work with iOS to build apps having clearly defined security measures for enterprises.Even though iOS still has numerous security vulnerabilities, it is easier to lessen their risk through upgrades. Moreover, iOS being closed source do not support third-party applications, which ratifies the security it provides for enterprise applications.Device Fragmentation Device fragmentation is one key feature that determines the level of security offered in a platform’s application. Higher fragmentation will result in increased risk of a data breach.In case of Android, the fragmentation is higher as it contains numerous OS versions making it more vulnerable to data breaches. iOS has a lower fragmentation because it has limited OS versions and devices making it more secure.Software SecurityBoth iOS and Android take security a crucial priority. As a part of this, both the platforms roll out frequent updates to enhance the protection of the device from new forms of threats. iOS periodically releases updates that are to be installed mandatorily on the device.Android also releases new updates to improve the functionality and security of its OS. But, this is not mandatory as the users can determine whether to update their devices. Leaving out the updates can make the device and applications vulnerable to various threats.Enterprise Management Needs: How iOS and Android Compare?In terms of managing various operations related to enterprise, both iOS and Android have a set of features and functionalities inbuilt. This will help mobile device management to assist enterprises to drive more security and efficiency in their operations.With iOS, it provides:1)      BYOD compatible because of better mobile device management tools.2)      Easy centralized administration to control all connected iOS devices.3)      Improved customer experience that drives efficiency and growth.In the case of Android, mobile device management fails to accomplish that level of flexibility as offered by iOS. Since different manufacturers utilize mobile device management variedly, it prevents a centralized administration of devices, which is the prerequisite of enterprise mobility.iOS Sets the Standard in Enterprise App DesignClearly, the odds of enterprise mobile application usage is slanting towards the iOS platform. According to the Annual Apple Trends Survey conducted by Jamf, Apple’s iOS platform has witnessed immense growth in the enterprise sector. The report details that 91 percent of the enterprises rely on Apple’s devices for fulfilling their operations.iOS is built with a focus on security because it is a closed sourced platform. The security features of iOS can serve enterprise needs by offering full protection for data and communications. Moreover, with iOS, it is easier to deploy a centralized administration of the devices utilized by the employees within an organization.Android too, being open to several vulnerabilities, has the potential to evolve into a dependable enterprise platform. The immense developments in Android are hinting at a shift in the current market dominion of the enterprise sector. But for now, Apple’s iOS leads in security and sets the standard in enterprise app design and development.Author Bio:Vinod has conceptualized and delivered niche mobility products that cater to various domains including logistics, media & non-profits. He leads, mentors & coaches a team of Project Coordinators & Analysts at Fingent.https://www.facebook.com/vsaratchandrahttps://in.linkedin.com/in/vsaratchandran Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Vinod Saratchandran How Data Analytics Can Save Liveslast_img read more

DaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — Basic Settings

first_imgIn Resolve, there are two settings menus: the system preferences and project settings. First, let’s look at the system preferences, which you can find by navigating to DaVinci Resolve > Preferences. Let’s look at a few settings that you may need to change when first loading up resolve.Memory and GPUThe very first window is the Memory and GPU panel; in here, you can limit how much RAM Resolve uses. Now, the more you allocate to Resolve, the less there is for other processes, which may, in turn, make things worse. However, if you find that Resolve is behaving sluggishly, see if you can increase the memory in this panel. (Even though I have 16gb installed, I can only use up to 75 percent.)Audio I/OI often switch between using my monitors and headphones, and sometimes, if it’s open when you’re changing the system volume, Resolve can get confused. If that’s ever the case, head into the Video & Audio I/O, and here you can configure your audio output.Alternatively, if you want to keep your system volume oriented to the monitors, you can use this panel to change from the system default to your headset. On a basic level, I think these two are the only options you need to know. Although, I would say, for good measure, read up on the autosave feature.Project SettingsIf the system settings affect the hardware, the project settings affect the project and software, like the resolution and frame rate. To get here, you need to head to the bottom right, where we have a cog icon. Let’s first look at timeline resolution because this can sometimes catch people out.As I mentioned in Episode 3, you set your timeline resolution when you create a project, when you create a timeline, or when you first import a clip that doesn’t match the default settings — Resolve will ask if you want to make adjustments. If for example, you want to switch from 4K to 1080p so you can crop the 4K footage, you would open the project settings, and change the timeline resolution to 1080p. (However, look at what happens when we do this — see video.)The 4K footage in the viewer has remained the same scale. If we were to insert a 4K file onto a 1080p timeline, then we would have to decrease the scale of the 4K file to fit into the viewer completely, right? But Resolve has an image scaling process that will change how your footage interacts with a timeline with a different resolution.To adjust these properties, we need to drop down one panel to Image Scaling. Here, you will find an Input Scaling option, which controls the resolution of mismatched media. The default says “scale entire image to fit,” which is what happened to our footage. However, we can change that to “center crop with no resizing,” and when we do so, the image in the timeline has resorted to its recorded resolution.There may be a time when you’re working with 4K and you want the majority of clips to decrease in scale, leaving only a few at the default size so you can crop and zoom in and so forth. Well, changing the entire timeline properties is going to be cumbersome. So, instead, after changing the timeline resolution, close the settings panel, select the 4K clip that you want to keep at default size, open the inspector, and scroll down to the scaling section. Here, instead of using the project settings, change them to crop, which will then override the 1080p project setting.Optimized MediaLet’s look at one more basic setting that may improve your Resolve workflow if you feel like playback is sluggish. There’s no denying that Resolve needs a somewhat-powerful machine to operate efficiently. However, even my computer, which is reasonably well-kitted-out, struggles with high-resolution files with a significant data rate. There are two things we can do to lighten the load. We can go to Playback > Proxy mode and lower the resolution of the playback.You can see the drastic decrease when I switch playback to a quarter resolution. (It’s important to remember that when you’re doing this, you’re not doing anything to clips of the timeline; it’s just a playback setting.) However, as you can see, this isn’t ideal if we’re editing footage that requires close analysis of the details in the shot. Everything is blurred. So, what we can do is generate optimized media.To do this, you right-click on a clip and select “generate optimized media.” Resolve will then create a proxy file at a lower resolution and format for real time playback. But what resolution and format? Well, let’s head back to Project Settings > Master Settings and scroll until you reach Optimized Media and Render Cache. Here you can choose what resolution and format you want for these files.So, we’ve only skimmed the surface of editing in Resolve in this miniseries; there’s so much more to this software, but as with most things, you’ll primarily learn by running into an obstacle, searching for a solution, and implementing the fix. So, if you do get stuck, you can find a library of solutions here.We hope, if you’re entirely new to editing in Resolve, that after this crash course you’ll have a basic understanding of how to edit with the software. Good luck!Interested in the tracks we used to make this video?“Relaxing in Vermont” by Chill Study“Brooklyn Drive” by Chill Study“Be Gentle” by Ben BeinyLooking for more DaVinci Resolve tutorials? Check these out.DaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — Delivering Your ContentDaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — Working with Audio on The Edit PageDaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — The Edit ToolsDaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — The Edit PageDaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — The Media Page In part 6 of our six-part video series The DaVinci Resolve 15 Crash Course, we take a look at the basic settings you need to know to use all these tips.In the final episode of the new editor-friendly Resolve 15 crash course, we’re going to cover the remaining settings you need to know to put all these tutorials to use. Don’t worry though: we’re not diving headfirst into technical jargon and advanced settings — we’re just going to cover the settings that new editors might want to check before getting started in Resolve.If you need to brush up on the series, you can watch the first episode here.All right. Let’s get started.last_img read more