first_imgDONEGAL senior star Leo McLoone has received a horrific injury and could be out of action for at least four months.The Naomh Conaill star, arguably the most in-form player in the county at present, broke his ankle while playing for his club in the Gaeltacht Championship against Termon in Downings.McLoone was rushed to hospital by ambulance and had to receive oxygen on the way. An eye-witness to the horrific injury said there was no challenge on McLoone when the injury happened.“He was going in on goal and all of a sudden he crumpled to the ground.“You could see the bone through his sock. It didn’t look good. There’s no question he’s going to be out for a while now,” said the source at the game.McLoone’s injury will be a big loss for Donegal boss Jim McGuinness who sees him as one of the main men in the senior team at present. Unless the injury heals quickly, McLoone could miss the start of the championship.EndsSHOCKER FOR DONEGAL AS MCLOONE BREAKS ANKLE was last modified: March 7th, 2011 by StephenShare 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

Five Red Bluff girls qualify for Masters; Rider leads boys

first_imgCottonwood >> Five Red Bluff High girls swimmers advanced to the Northern Section Masters championships Thursday at the division I meet. Sophomore Jayne Brandt kept her winning streak alive by winning two events. Brandt won the 100 freestyle (56.10) and the 100 Breaststroke (1:09.41) and is seeded first in both Masters events. Freshman Abby Lair placed 4th in the 500 Free dropping six seconds at (6:18.87) and finished 7th in the 200 IM (2:40.03). Lair will compete in both events at the section …last_img

Photo library: Cities 8

first_imgClick on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Cities contact sheet (508KB)» Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Bloemfontein, Free Stateprovince: The LochloganShopping Centre andwaterfront in the citycentre. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free Stateprovince: The LochloganShopping Centre andwaterfront in the citycentre. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free Stateprovince: A view of thecity from Naval Hill. Lyingclose to the city centre,Naval Hill offers agame reserve stockedwith giraffe, zebra andother wildlife, the LamontHussey Observatory, nowconverted into a theatre,and panoramic views ofBloemfontein. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free Stateprovince: A view of thecity from Naval Hill. Lyingclose to the city centre,Naval Hill offers agame reserve stockedwith giraffe, zebra andother wildlife, the LamontHussey Observatory, nowconverted into a theatre,and panoramic views ofBloemfontein. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free Stateprovince: A view of thecity from Naval Hill. Lyingclose to the city centre,Naval Hill offers agame reserve stockedwith giraffe, zebra andother wildlife, the LamontHussey Observatory, nowconverted into a theatre,and panoramic views ofBloemfontein. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free Stateprovince: Road signageon Nelson Mandela Drive,the main road throughBloemfontein, showing theway to the city centre, thecity’s international airport,the Lesotho capital ofMaseru, and the FreeState town of Boshof. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Port Elizabeth, Eastern Capeprovince: A couple walk downhistorical Donkin Street. Photo: Rodger Bosch, » Download high-res image Port Elizabeth, Eastern Capeprovince: The harbour area. Photo: Rodger Bosch, » Download high-res image Port Elizabeth, Eastern Capeprovince: The harbour area. Photo: Rodger Bosch, » Download high-res imageCITIES 8: {loadposition cities}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library?Email Janine Erasmus at read more

Ohio Farm Bureau unveils new logo

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Leave a CommentAfter nearly a year of celebrating Ohio Farm Bureau’s Centennial, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Board of Trustees recently voted to adopt the “rosette” logo used to recognize the centennial as the organization’s new, permanent logo. Member feedback on the centennial logo was overwhelmingly positive. Over the coming months, Ohio Farm Bureau will be transitioning from the “FB” logo, introduced in the early 1980s, to the new rosette logo.“Watching our members react to the new logo has been fun,” said Adam Sharp, Ohio Farm Bureau executive vice president. “Even though the new logo is an update on one from our early days, our younger members have been some of the most enthusiastic supporters of making it our permanent logo. I think that is great symbolism of the Farm Bureau brand: We’re proud of our history, but we’re always looking forward to the future.” In addition to seeing this new mark on all of Ohio Farm Bureau’s communications, barns and other structures across the state will also feature the rosette logo. Look for these paintings in Adams, Ashland, Clinton, Coshocton, Erie, Lake, Muskingum and Washington counties.Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more at This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Joe Cornely, 614-246-8230 or Ty Higgins, 614-246-8231.Editors: A high resolution photo of the new rosette logo is available to accompany this story. Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Back To School: Technology That’s Elementary

first_imgTyping Web: This is a skill set where I am biased, but getting your kids typing fast and using the touch method is a really good idea. Mobile or stationary, we’re going to be using QWERTY keyboard interfaces for a long time.There are far more resources, of course, including some for parents: The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction has an excellent roundup page of educational sites, as does the New York City Department of Education.Plan ahead for your child’s needs and a year or two down the line, and you should find a good fit for their technology use.How are you preparing your kids? Share your back-to-school plans in the comments.Lead image courtesy flickingerbrad via Compfightcc. Computer lab image courtesy World Bank Photo Collection via Compfightcc. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… brian proffitt A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img This is a post in Back To School, an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers technology trends in education for parents and educators.In many communities around the North America, parents and students are beginning the annual rite of passage of preparing for school. As early as this week, school buses will be rolling, and parents are getting their kids ready to go.In the days of yore, preparations would have entailed buying folders, paper and pencils. Today, the expectation for parents who want to give their kids every advantage is to load them up with as much technology as possible, especially at the elementary-school level.From one perspective, this makes sense: get your kids started early and they will be masters of the online universe by the time they hit high school. But this is an area where parents can easily go overboard and weigh their little student down with a lot of expensive technology they don’t need and won’t be much help.Set Goals FirstWhen thinking about technology, the important thing to remember is: Take into account the learning goals for the child as well as the current technology policies of your student’s school.Unfortunately, elementary schools around the country vary wildly in their use of technology. Some lucky public and private schools have the funding and training to deliver individual devices to every student in their classrooms—even, in some cases, being able to take them home. But, in more cases than not, computers are sparse, and shared between students in special lab classrooms.There is also the question of technology type: Thanks to a very aggressive marketing strategy, Apple is a very dominant presence in schools today. If this is the case in your school district, then you might be tempted to buy similar technology for home use. That’s definitely what Apple wants you to do. But hold on before you head to the Apple Store; check with the teacher and find out if the students are using native installed apps or cloud-based services that just run over the Web. Cloud learning tools are beginning to be more common since they are easier to configure and license across an entire school. If there is a cloud service being used, you can probably run that service on any Internet-connected computing device.This is why it is critical to communicate with your child’s school and find out what they have going on now and planned for the near future. You will want to balance their approach with what you do at home and not plunk too much money down for something you don’t need.Getting The HardwareThere are two questions I get from parents of elementary-age students about technology: What kind of computer should I get and what kind of smartphone? The second question, at this stage of students’ education career, is easier to answer, so it will be addressed first. Jumpstart Reading Games: Educational software maker has helped kids learn to read for a long time with their PC applications, and their online offerings are just as effective. Tags:#Back To School#education#laptops#Online learning#tablets IXL: Grade-level practice problems abound on this simple-to-use site, more than enough to give kids the help they need at their own pace. Except in very rare instances, don’t buy your kid a smartphone in elementary school. In fact, don’t buy your student a cell phone, period.I realize that this might run counter to the parents who have heard their childrens’ pleas for the latest iPhone and are starting to succumb to the begging. Resist, for one simple reason: They don’t need it. If your child is young, then chances are they will be under adult supervision most of the day and playing with their friends for the rest. Communication is not a big issue in these situations. Texting (and social media participation) is not a requirement, either, and it will be just one more distraction in a home that’s already going to be pretty distracted.In our home, none of my daughters got a phone at all until they reached one critical juncture: They started staying after school for sport or extracurricular activities. At that point, when school staff leaves for the day and phones get scarce, it was important to their mother and I that they had some way to get a hold of us if a practice or meeting when ran long or short. Or was cancelled at the last minute and the bus was missed.Your situation will vary, of course, and there are many families who will need their child to have a phone with them at all times. I was a latchkey kid growing up, and if cellphones had been around, I am sure I would have had one. If that is your situation, you should still resist the urge to get a smartphone and pick up a decent feature phone instead.When it comes to computing devices, the approach is a little more complicated, because needs can vary greatly between students and classrooms. But for elementary-age students, I tend to lean towards recommending tablets for purchase instead of desktop PCs or laptops.The reasoning is two-fold: First, from K-4, most classrooms are not going to require a lot of output in the curriculum. There are the occasional science projects and book reports, but for the most part, your student is going to need a computing device more for exploration and research than actual production of documents. (Though that’s another thing to check with the school.)Secondly, a tablet can serve a dual role: When not used as a learning tool, it can be used as an entertainment and communication device. For younger kids, tablets are much more flexible than laptops in this regard.The kind of tablet you get will depend on the school. If the school is heavily invested in Apple (OS X or iOS) products, then you should probably steer in that direction. However, if the school is using Web-based applications and services (or, sadly, has no strong technology plan at all), then you would be wiser to try an Android-based tablet, such as a Nexus 7 or an Amazon Kindle Fire. In terms of Web use and entertainment content, these tablets are just as good as the iPad, and less expensive to boot.Online ResourcesYour school should have a number of resources of which you can avail yourself for your student’s technology-based learning. Even if it does, here are some recommended sites to try for elementary students’ basic Reading Games: PBS Kids is one of the most outstanding English-based educational sites on the Internet, full of games and video content that’s specifically aimed at teaching kids about many subjects. The Reading Games section is no exception, and should keep beginning readers busy and engaged for good while.last_img read more

Interview: Filmmaker Bradley Olsen and His FCPX Documentary “Off the Tracks”

first_imgIn a new documentary, Off the Tracks, Bradley Olsen explores why Apple made those fateful decisions when designing Final Cut Pro X.April 12, 2011. The date Apple unveiled what they anticipated was the future of video editing: FCPX. I was on a drive back from NAB when it all happened. I was sitting in the car’s passenger seat reading live updates from attendees on Twitter. Like many others, I was initially excited about what seemed like the future of video editing. I learned how to edit on the older version of Final Cut, and I was ready to embrace what was coming next.Leading up to the release, skepticism started to grow. Then, FCPX was officially released. First impressions were tragic. I personally remember cutting one project with it and then promptly downloading Premiere Pro and never looking back. Apple expected some criticism from the filmmaking community for their radical changes but not to this level. Final Cut’s user base plummeted, and many users, just like me, quickly jumped ship for Premiere.Image via “Off the Tracks.”The best thing that ever happened to FCPX was that launch.—Sam Mestman, President of LumaForgeYears later, it seems like FCPX is finally making a comeback. Through vast updates, improved features, better performance, and a growing users base, it’s becoming an NLE of choice once again.A new feature-length documentary by filmmaker and editor Bradley Olsen, Off The Tracks, explores the reasoning and logic behind Apple’s bold decision to try to revolutionize video editing. The film features the original Apple engineering team members behind FCPX as well as Hollywood editors, directors, and filmmakers. The film offers more insight into why Apple decided to flip Final Cut upside down and a look at those early filmmakers who chose to embrace the platform.We sat down with Olsen to discuss the film and the overall reactions to FCPX across the industry.Premium Beat: Apple did some marketing for films cut on FCPX like Focus and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Do you know of any other major films being cut with FCPX?Bradley Olsen: Sadly, Final Cut is largely ignored in Hollywood today. I believe that the filmmakers behind Focus and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot will continue to use Final Cut on their upcoming features, but they are the outliers. They’ve proven Final Cut can be used on large productions and that it has many advantages. However, there are still some workarounds to get Final Cut to work on those kinds of projects from the technical side. As Apple puts more attention into professional workflow features, such as built-in collaboration, that will enable industry movers and shakers like Michael Cioni and Sam Mestman to push Final Cut Pro X in Hollywood without any more excuses. But behavioral changes are very hard in an industry that’s very much set in its ways. I hope my documentary can be a tool to open some eyes and allow Final Cut to gain more acceptance because post-production in Hollywood is largely stuck in the past, and there is a desperate need for them to change. The rest of the world is quickly embracing new ways of doing things, and I am very interested to see how that shapes the kinds of projects we see in the future.Image via “Off the Tracks.”PB: How have critics of FCPX responded to the film?BO: We debuted Off The Tracks at LACPUG last month, and many people in attendance were not fans of Final Cut Pro X. We got a really good response from the audience: they were laughing in all the right places and got really into it — much more than I expected, actually. Afterward, more than a few people approached me, saying “You know, I hated Final Cut X when it came out, but your documentary has convinced me to take another look.” That was incredibly rewarding to hear. I made a huge effort to include different points of view about this controversial topic, and based on the response I got there, I think the documentary handles it in a balanced and fair way.PB: Did Apple have any input into the film?BO: What makes this project legitimate for the viewer is that it is was made independently of Apple. I made it without Apple’s input or permission. It reflects my honest opinions about Final Cut Pro X. There are many opinions expressed, especially about how Final Cut X was released, that you would never find in any Apple marketing material. I addressed real concerns people have with Final Cut Pro X head-on in a way that Apple probably wouldn’t be comfortable with. However, by the end of the movie, Final Cut Pro X is shown a very positive light, so I hope Apple is happy with what I made.You can watch the feature-length documentary Off the Tracks right now on VHX.Looking for more industry interviews? Check these out.Best F[r]iends: Greg Sestero on Making Movies With Tommy WiseauInterview: Filmmaker America Young on Stunts, Directing, and PersistenceA Conversation with Lucian Read, Cinematographer of America DividedInterview: Actor Amy Stewart on the Work-Life Balancing ActInterview: Producer Toby Halbrooks Shares Indie Film Insightslast_img read more

Sport For Women Day A Success

first_imgTouch Football was one of many sports to show its support on the day, with plenty of people taking the opportunity to try their hand at the sport. ACT representatives Kath Finn, Erin Sutcliffe, Sarah Fenton, Cass Fisher, Alannah Radovanov, Jacinta Williams and Kasey and Christine Dragisic showed their support of the day, helping people at the passing target as well as displaying some of their skills on the field. Matilda’s Sarah Walsh and Caitlin Munoz proved that they aren’t only good at Football, both impressing at the Touch Football passing target. To see some photos of the day, please visit the Touch Football ACT website and click on the ‘Photo Gallery’ section of the top menu – To find out more about Sport For Women day and Sports Hydrant, please click on the link below: read more

9 months agoSheffield Utd boss Wilder early Huddersfield contender

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sheffield Utd boss Wilder early Huddersfield contenderby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United boss Chris Wilder is an early contender for the manager’s job at Huddersfield Town.David Wagner left the post by mutual consent on Monday night.The Daily Mail says Under-23s coach Mark Hudson will take charge for Sunday’s clash with Manchester City but is not expected to be offered the role full-time. Chief executive Julian Winter is known to be a fan of Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder but no approach has yet been made. Sam Allardyce, who played for Huddersfield, is not understood to be considering an application.While they acknowledge that the situation is grave, officials at the club retain an element of belief that they can stay in the Premier League and will be looking for a candidate who shares that view. last_img read more

Costa Rica court suspends fraud trial against Luis The Cuban Milanés citing

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica court hands Luis Milanés, aka ‘The Cuban,’ 15-year prison sentence Citigroup pays $180 million to settle hedge fund fraud case Shooting evokes some of the darkest days from the United States’ past Alcatel-Lucent makes $10 million payment to Costa Rica’s ICE in corruption settlement A fraud trial in Costa Rica against 63-year-old Cuban-American businessmanLuis Angel Milanés Tamayo was suspended Monday morning following a request by a defense attorney who said his client suffers health problems.A criminal court in San José granted attorney Hugo Navas’ request based on medical reports stating that Milanés’ heart condition prevented him from attending the trial. Milanés was scheduled to attend court at 8 a.m., but he arrived with his lawyer at about 10 a.m. to file the request.Milanés, aka “The Cuban,” is facing a fraud trial for the sudden closure in 2002 of his “investment” company, Savings Unlimited. That same year he fled Costa Rica after a group of about 500 victims – mostly U.S. and Costa Rican citizens – denounced him for allegedly making off with $46 million of their money. After six years on the run, Milanés was arrested on June 19, 2008 at an airport in El Salvador, where local police nabbed him with someone else’s Costa Rican passport.In May 2011, he reached an agreement with plaintiffs and pledged to begin paying them by using nine properties with an estimated value of $12 million. He also promised to give them $1.8 million in cash by November 2012.A criminal court last September ordered Milanés to be brought to trial and prosecuted after he failed to pay back more than half a million dollars of that settlement.Last November the owners of a San José business group that included Milanés closed a hotel and two casinos and laid off 250 employees. Attorney Hugo Navas, also the group’s attorney, at the time said the closure was due to high operating costs.Milanés was ordered to undergo health evaluations by Judicial Police forensic experts on Monday afternoon in order to reschedule his appearance in court. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

At some point the Minnesota Vikings may trade Adr

first_img At some point, the Minnesota Vikings may trade Adrian Peterson.Or they may not.The running back has been the subject of a flurry of rumors lately, with many involving him possibly — or maybe even likely — landing with the Arizona Cardinals.None of that will happen unless the Vikings decide to trade Peterson, though, and Monday ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling said the team really does not want to do that. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Comments Share Your browser does not support the audio element. LISTEN: Larry Fitzgerald Sr.- Minnesota Sports Writer Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo But Tuesday, a new report surfaced.Vikings quietly going about the business of shopping Adrian Peterson.He has requested-I want out!— Larry Fitzgerald Sr. (@FitzBeatSr) March 17, 2015 Larry Fitzgerald Sr. is, of course, the father of of Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald and a well-known reporter based in Minnesota. He joined Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Tuesday to further discuss the situation.“Adrian has just made up his mind that he doesn’t have the kind of support from the ownership group that he wants,” Fitzgerald said. “He’s put his heart and soul into this team from the time they drafted him and he’s in a position to think the way he wants to think, but that’s how he’s thinking.”Vikings brass has reportedly had multiple meetings with Peterson in an effort to smooth things over with their all-time leading rusher. However, it’s very possible they have been unable to do so, and in that case may decide coming up with a trade is the best option for both parties. And if that’s the case, buckle your seatbelt. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more