Warriors to rest Thompson, Green, Iguodala, Livingston vs. Suns

first_imgOAKLAND — Warriors coach Steve Kerr reimplemented a tactic he used in past seasons in hopes to keep his star players fresh. He has started rested them.The Warriors will sit All-Stars Klay Thompson and Draymond Green as well as established veterans Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston in Monday’s exhibition game against the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena. That leaves All-Stars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant starting with third-year center Damian Jones, fourth-year forward Kevon Looney and …last_img

Didata, AirWatch form global partnership

first_img29 January 2013South African services and solutions provider Dimension Data (Didata) has formed a global partnership with American mobile security and device management provider AirWatch.The agreement was announced in Johannesburg last Wednesday.“The global availability of the solution has already been welcomed by a number of Dimension Data’s clients in South Africa and Europe who have cited the growing need for solutions to manage corporate and employee-owned mobile devices, protect corporate data, distribute enterprise applications and secure mobile access to corporate documents,” Didata said in a statement.Through its enterprise mobility framework, Dimension Data offers a 360-degree view of all areas affected by the move to mobile, according to Didata’s general manager for security solutions, Matthew Gyde.“Security remains one of the most critical considerations and, if not effectively managed, creates the biggest area of corporate risk,” Gyde said.“Given the multi-geography nature of Dimension Data and our clients, we needed a partner with a powerful technology platform that we could work with across all regions.”To showcase the partnership and Dimension Data’s enterprise mobility offerings, the firm will participate in the AirWatch Connect 2013 conference in Barcelona, Spain from 25 to 28 February.“We recognised Dimension Data is a significant provider of security services to the market today,” said president and chief executive officer of AirWatch, John Marshall.“This, combined with their focus on providing clients with end-to-end mobility services around the world, makes the partnership a natural fit.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Equal number of South African men, women use Facebook

first_img4 November 2014A social media study has revealed that an equal number of men and women in South Africa use Facebook, with 5.6-million men and 5.6-million women logging onto the social network.The SA Social Media Landscape 2015 report which was released on Monday, 3 November, showed Facebook remained the most popular social network in South Africa, followed by YouTube and Twitter.The report was compiled by technology market research organisation World Wide Worx and analytics company Fuseware. The study excludes instant messaging services.The findings of the study reveal the extent to which social media has become mainstream, according to World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck. He said the level of equality is a clear sign of both the maturity of the platform and its mainstream use as an everyday tool rather than as a high-tech choice.Goldstuck said 8.8-million South Africans accessed Facebook on their cellphones. “This means that targeting Facebook users is not a matter only of marketing on the Facebook website — its mobile properties are probably more important.’The biggest phone operating system used in South Africa for Facebook was Android, which grew from 1.26-million users in 2013 to 3.2-million in 2014. BlackBerry fell from the top position to second with a drop from 2.6-million to 2.4- million.Apple’s iOS remained in third place with a relatively stable number of 580 000 users, while the Windows Phone emerged from below the radar with 124 000 to 260 000.“More important than the operating system numbers, however, is the split between feature phones and smartphones,” Goldstuck said, adding that 5-million Facebook users still use feature phones.“While smartphones only just dominate, at 5.6-million, it is clear that a large Facebook user-base is still on a basic device,” he said.Feature phones are low-end and have more limited features than high-tech smartphones.The most commonly used handset for Facebook was the Nokia Asha, with 1.78- million users. In second place was the Blackberry Curve 8520 at 660 000 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 at 400 000.“This statistic is also significant, bearing in mind the S4 is a premium device, underlining its social appeal in South Africa,” said Goldstuck.The Facebook user-base was beginning to resemble South Africa’s urban population, according to Fuseware MD Mike Wronski.“The highest growth in the user-base is seen in three key economic hubs, namely Johannesburg (55%), Pretoria (49%) and Cape Town (44%),” he said, adding that quite interestingly, Nelspruit continues to show high growth at 40%.Wronski said South Africa bucked the global trend of younger users reportedly falling dramatically as a proportion of the user base. “There is much debate about teenagers abandoning the platform, but it’s not yet a factor in South Africa. The 13- 18 age group remains the single biggest on Facebook with 2.5-million users,” he said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

QFitt Wig Cap In Sheer – For small heads with short hair may be just fine.

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The 2019 Ohio Crop Tour – I-75 Leg – Day 1

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Click on images for a closer lookVan Wert CountyCorn: This corn was planted June 4. It was pollinating. There were quite a few double ears and one plant with 4 ears. We saw some gray leaf spot. There was no insect pressure. The yield was 183 bushels. This was further along than most of the corn we’ve seen. They got most of their intended corn acres planted.Soybeans: It looked like about 140,000 population. There was a rye cover crop in these beans after beans. There were some uneven spots in the 18-inch canopy. There were very few disease issues with a little frogeye and Septoria. This was the lowest insect feeding we have seen. The yield is maybe 40 or 45, which is among the better beans we’ve seen today.Paulding CountyCorn: The farmer made a late herbicide application that really cleaned up the field. The corn followed double-crop soybeans. It was just starting pollination. It was planted June 3 and the farm only got 10% of the intended corn acres planted. The yield estimate is at 195, but that is only potential yield because this fields needs much more growing season to get to blacklayer. The population was 32,000 with a drop of 40+ which shows some early stress.Soybeans: The non-GMO beans were planted June 10 and were at R3. They were very clean. Canopy was at 18 to 20 inches. The distance between nodes was 1.5 inches. There was a little bacterial spot, but very limited. We did see some sudden death syndrome in there. There were 4 to 5 pods per plant and possibly 10 more. The population was at 150,000. It is a good field, just really far behind.Defiance CountyCorn: This corn was planted on June 23 and at about the V10 growth stage. There was no disease pressure, no N deficiency, and no insects. It has a 26,000 population. There was a little bit of rust. There were no ears to sample. This was planted for silage corn, as was the vast majority of corn in the county. There were many prevented planting fields as well.Soybeans: They were drilled 7-inch rows and got recent rains. There was a population of 130,000 to 140,000. The canopy was at 20 inches. There was low insect pressure. They were only at R2 with much potential, but need good conditions going forward. The farmer got 39% of the intended soybeans planted.Williams CountyCorn: This was a nice, healthy field with plenty of N. There were many double ears with some grey leaf spot. It was still pollinating with a yield estimate of 160 bushels. It was planted on June 7 and they only were able to plant about 20% of their corn acres. There was one plant with 5 ears in the middle of the field.Soybeans: The beans were drilled June 7. They were very bushy and they just got a nice rain. The canopy height was 31 inches and some of the tallest we have seen. There was 2.5 inches between nodes. We saw some leaf feeding. Some had 2 or 3 pods per node with potential for many more, but these beans have plenty of growing season left to go.Fulton CountyCorn: This field was planted May 15 and was by far the earliest planted we have seen. We found some hail damage and northern corn leaf blight. There was some insect feeding on a couple of ears and that made for inconsistent ears. Because of that inconsistency, we thought the yield potential was 183 bushels for the 108-day corn. Less than 20% of their intended corn acres were planted.Soybeans: This was a nice looking field of beans with a population of 140,000. The canopy height was a bit uneven and it is a 3.7 maturity planted on June 11, so it has a long way to go. The canopy height was 24 inches with 2 to 3 inches between nodes. There was very low disease pressure, but there was some frogeye and some bacterial spot that we have seen in three fields now. There was some leaf feeding and 3 to 8 pods per plant with more potential, but easy to abort if the weather turns dry. Yield could be in the low 40s. Around 80% of their beans were planted.Henry County:Corn: This June 8-planted corn is a healthy green due to good N use. There were some spotty weed issues and a spotty stand. We found 23,000 to 28,000 with plenty of gaps in the rows. It was just pollinating. This had the most disease we have seen so far but still not bad. There was gray leaf spot above the ear leaf. One yield check was 190 and the other was 130. This will be a colorful yield map this fall.Soybeans: This field was planted June 11. They were very tall and canopied. The canopy was by far the tallest we have seen at 32 inches. There was 2 to 3 inches between nodes with no disease and minor leaf feeding. We counted five pods per plant with potential for 5 or 6 more. This was a good field with a 40 to 50 bushel yield potential.Wood CountyCorn: This corn was planted June 1. It was still pollinating. Disease and insect pressure was low. The yield potential is 200 bushels if the weather cooperates with this nice corn field. The farmer got about 45% of his intended corn crop planted in the top county for prevented planted acres in Ohio. The emergence was not very even in this field and there was some nitrogen burn on the leaves.Soybeans: This was a very nice uniform field, but a little light on the population. It was soybeans after soybeans planted on June 27. Nearly all of the beans in the area were planted from June 24 to June 29. The canopy was 16 inches with 1.5 inches between nodes. There was low disease pressure, but we found some. There was a little insect feeding. Prospects were not great.Hancock CountyCorn: The general conditions were dry with some cracks. The corn is just pollinating with some brown silks, so there is a way to go. There is very low disease and insect pressure. The yield estimate is 183 bushels. The population is between 29,000 and 30,000. There is really good microbial activity here. About half the intended corn acres were planted on this farm and there are some prevented planting acres here. The field was planted on June 12.Soybeans: This was an excellent field considering the planting date of June 30. These are in 15-inch rows with a short 1.5-foot tall canopy. There were about 8 nodes per plant. Pods were just starting to form, and there could be many more if the season cooperates. There was a little bit of leaf feeding in the upper canopy. These are first crop beans with a double-crop planting date.Putnam CountyCorn: This corn was planted on June 12. The stalks were green in this clean field that was still pollinating. There was low insect pressure and disease was low, though fungicide is being applied tonight. We found a population of 36,000. There were some prevented planting acres on this farm, but around 75% of the intended corn acres were planted. There are many empty fields in the area. This corn looks good but has a long way to go with a yield estimate of 185 bushels.Soybeans: There is a rye cover crop with narrow rows. It was a good stand of non-GMO beans that were clean. The canopy height was 28 inches tall. The nodes were stretched out with 2 to 3 inches between nodes. There are around 160,000 plants per acre. The field was planted June 6. Disease pressure was minimal, only on the edges. The beans are at R3 with a few nice pods and many nice blooms. These look like good, 50-bushel beans.Allen CountyCorn:  These were very healthy plants that were solid green to the bottom. There is moisture now but there are cracks in the ground so it has been dry. There were some brown silks so it is 4 to 5 days into pollination. There are some double ears on plants in this population of 32,000. We did see some light gray leaf spot. It is probably a resistant hybrid. This was planted on June 6. This was a good field with a yield potential of 173 bushels.Soybeans: This was a pretty uniform field. There was no weed pressure. There was about 2 inches between nodes and no disease pressure. Very low insect pressure too. The pods were forming pretty well with 3 or 4 beans per pod. This field is fair for a normal year and very good for this year.Hardin CountyCorn: There was really no disease or insect pressure in this field planted on June 8. The population was around 33,000 with an average of 16 around and 22 kernels per row. The projection is 125 bushels for this corn that has just pollinated and has a long way to go. There were raccoon problems here too. This farmer got around 60% of his intended corn acres planted in one of the top counties in Ohio for prevented planting acreage. The farmer asked if the Crop Tour would cover the cost of his antidepressants that may be needed after sampling this field.Soybeans: They were first planted on June 8 and then replanted June 27. There were two varieties. The first variety had maybe 10 pods per plant. The second variety only had flowers. It was a short canopy at 17 inches tall. The distance between the nodes was short. There was low disease and insect pressure with a few Japanese beetles and bean leaf beetles. We average about 7 plants per 3 feet, which is about half the population it should be. There was a very low pod count with a poor rating. He got about 55% of his intended soybean crop planted.last_img read more

Noticings: Foursquare for Photographers

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#NYT#start#startups dana oshiro If you’re like many of us, you’re home for the holidays. Rather than complaining about the springs in the pullout couch or watching endless television reruns, consider rediscovering your hometown. Featured on today’s Flickr blog, Noticings is a location-based game similar to Foursquare that forces you to discover new gems in your old haunts. Each day Flickr users upload three geotagged photographs with the tag “noticings”. From here they receive points for game-related activities including finding misspelled signs, being the first to tag a photo in a particular neighborhood, or for noticing something everyday for a week. Users upload photos via the $3 Noticings iPhone application or through Flickr’s regular desktop, web and iPhone tools. Just imagine the possibilities of capturing your hometown. Document the visual parfait of the abandoned fish cannery, drink in the chaos of the strip mall parking lot, and of course, don’t forget to snap the fine public art displayed in your local pub latrine. This service is a great way to keep you sane in your hometown while literally putting it on the map for its unique features. ReadWriteStart’s Chris Cameron recently profiled Stalqer – a service that maps your friends based on their geotagged Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare status updates. In a similar vein, Noticings leverages an existing service to create a completely new experience. Coupled with augmented reality mobile applications, location-based services like Noticings and Stalqer have done much to get geeks out of their homes into the real world. To join Noticings, check out the game rules at http://noticin.gs/rules. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Lawsuit Challenges Paint Makers on Lead

first_imgLawyer says suit is a “slumlord bailout”Paint makers have argued that California already has a program to deal with lead paint and that the lawsuit would create redundant regulations.A lawyer representing Sherwin-Williams said if the lawsuit is successful, landlords might be less likely to keep older properties in good repair because paint makers would be forced to do it for them. He called the lawsuit a “slumlord bailout.”Defendants also have argued that children are exposed to lead from sources other than paint, and that removal efforts could actually make things worse by freeing lead paint that’s now safely covered by paint with no lead content.In an op-ed column in the LA Times, James R. Copland of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Legal Policy, agreed. “The case shouldn’t have survived this long,” he wrote, “because public nuisance laws simply don’t apply. Besides, the dangers of lead are already being effectively mitigated in California.”Copland said the exposure of children to lead has dropped more than 99% since the late 1970s, and that some of the municipalities that have joined the suit haven’t reported a single instance of a positive test for lead in a child. A California superior court judge is expected to rule by the end of the year in a 13-year-old case that could force paint manufacturers and distributors to spend $1 billion or more to clean up lead paint.According to accounts in The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times, the court battle pits seven California counties and three cities against makers and distributors of paint and pigments, including Sherwin-Williams, DuPont Co., and ConAgra Grocery Products. The plaintiffs are pursuing their claims under so-called public nuisance laws.Lead was banned in residential paint in 1978, but lead paint can still be found in older homes. The lawsuit claims lead paint can “severely and permanently” harm the mental and physical development of children, and that manufacturers promoted the paint even though they understood the risks.According to The Wall Street Journal‘s Sept. 23 edition, lead-paint suits have previously failed in Rhode Island, Missouri, Illinois, New Jersey and Wisconsin. The California case, which was heard by a San Jose judge in July, is apparently the only one in the nation that’s still active.The suit does not seek the complete removal of lead paint from houses, but would require it be replaced or sealed off on surfaces such as doors, windows and floors where it could be dislodged by friction. Lead paint is generally considered a hazard only when it’s disturbed.last_img read more

Record 4K on SanDisk’s Extreme Pro SD Cards

first_imgSanDisk’s new line of Extreme Pro SD cards allow filmmakers to record 4K video.You’ve just got your brand new 4K camera and your ready to shoot some Ultra-HD video. You stick your trusted SD card in and hit record and all of a sudden, instead of having incredible 4K footage you have a small fire and a melted piece of plastic where your SD card used to be.Ok, ok, so you probably won’t destroy your old SD card, but if you are planning on recording 4K footage you will need a more powerful card than the ones we are accustomed to using. To meet this need SanDisk has recently released a set of 3 SD cards specially designed for recording 4K video.Types of SD CardsThe cards come in three different sizes 16gb, 32gb, and 64gb. They feature a write speed of 250mb/s and a read speed of 280mb/s. If you are familiar with your current SD card capabilities than this is probably very impressive as most normal UHS-I SD cars have a write speed of around 45mb/s.These new cards are beneficial in two ways; the first is that you can finally record 4K footage using an SD card. The second is that transferring your footage to a computer or external hard drive is going to be a lot faster than normal.Pricing and AvailabilityThe SD cards aren’t cheap but that’s one of the costs of shooting 4K footage.The 16gb is$ 75 and will get 10 minutes of 4K footage.The 32gb is $130 and will get 20 minutes of 4K footage.The 64gb is $245 and will get 40 minutes of 4K footage.The SD cards are expected to begin shipping by April 10.Impressed by the Extreme Pro SD card line?Share in the comments below.last_img read more

7 Reasons You Should Consider Adding Voice Narration to Your Film

first_imgNarration can be a powerful storytelling device for any film project. Here’s why you should consider adding it to yours.There are probably a few films that I’ve seen over a hundred times. One of those is Bottle Rocket — Wes Anderson’s first feature starring Owen and Luke Wilson. I’ve also done a seriously unhealthy dive into how the film was made (based on the original short film) and how it came together.At one point in its production, I’m 99.99% certain that they struggled with a draft of the script (or perhaps in the edit), and either James L. Brooks or L.M. Kit Carson (or any of the other many mentors or producers of the film) suggested narration as a cure-all.It’s kind of odd how it comes into the film. It’s not set up from the beginning, but about halfway through, Anthony (one of the main characters) starts writing letters to his younger sister, which he reads aloud as narration. It really helps the film along, and it serves as a great way to keep things on track.For filmmakers, narration is truly a powerful tool — from The Sandlot to The Matrix, we love to hear voice-over narration that helps us understand what we’re seeing. Regardless of where you are in production, here are seven reasons you too should consider using voice-over narration on your film project.1. Beef Up Your NarrativeAs with my theory behind Bottle Rocket, adding narration can be a great way to beef up your narrative. If you’ve done a draft of your screenplay (or even some preliminary filming) and find that one of your acts struggles, adding narration can be a great way to turn a section from a weakness into a strength.2. Accelerate ExpositionImage via Primer (IFC Films).There are several examples of films hitting you hard and fast with voice-over narration. One recent example that comes to mind is Shane Carruth’s Sundance-winning Primer. While the plot is smart sci-fi that features some impressively researched time travel elements, the film is very simply shot and really benefits from voice-over narration that sets things up much more quickly than would otherwise be possible.3. Add Depth to Your CharacterNarration is also a great way to add depth to your character — or characters. Like The Wonder Years before it, The Sandlot is famous for its voice-over narration that explains the protagonist’s childhood summer scene-by-scene in the voice of an older version of the main character. Through his voice, we learn more about the character and how each of these scenes helped him develop into the successful (and clearly nostalgic) man he would eventually become.4. Lay Out the Broad StrokesImage via Terminator 2 (Sony Pictures).One of my favorite examples of voice-over narration just straight going for it and explaining a film in big, broad strokes is Sarah Conner’s narration in Terminator 2. She very clearly lays out the events of the first film for the audience — and she brings you up to speed on all the relevant information about the film’s world right when you dive in. This happens more than you’d think with sequels, as it helps jump into the action right away without spending 30-45 minutes gradually catching the audience up.5. Make Your Film More ActiveNot that the great filmmaker Quentin Tarantino needs much help making his films active and fun, but his dual Kill Bill films are just another trick of the trade that Tarantino implements to great fun and effect. While she is never named in the film, Uma Thurman’s “The Bride” offers voice-over narration throughout the two films to go along with record scratch freeze frames and stylized VFX, seemingly just for the fun of it.6. Add Humor to Your ScenesImage via Badlands (Warner Bros).Similarly to making your films more active, adding voice-over narration can also add more humor to your scenes. This may be a more subtle example, but I’ve seen Badlands by Terrence Malick almost as many times as Bottle Rocket, and I still crack up at Sissy Spacek’s voice-over narration, in which she alternates between describing the most mundane actions (which we subsequently see carried out on-screen) and some of the most poignant notes about humanity (which Martin Sheen’s Kit demonstrates).7. Issues of ReliabilityIf you are looking to add narration to your project, it’s also worth considering making it less than reliable. Notable in recent years in jarring examples like Fight Club and, later, Mr. Robot, the unreliable narrator can cause a very drastic thematic response when the truth is revealed to the audience. An almost-textbook example however would have to be David Fincher’s Gone Girl, in which we dive deep into just how unreliable a narrator can be.Cover image via Bottle Rocket (Sony Pictures).For more insights into voice-over recording and narration, check out some of these articles.How to Record Better Narration and Voice-OverAudio Editing: Mixing Speech and Music in Premiere ProHow to Record a Voice-Over Straight in Premiere Pro’s Timelinelast_img read more