first_imgAll Ireland ChampsThe underage programme for the current season at national level is complete.And for Finn Valley AC it ended on an exciting note as the U14 girls team absolutely nailed what could be described as the perfect combination to win in convincing fashion.Their time 51.46 was just 5/100th off the national age group record – that’s what you call winning power. The team of Bethany Lecky,Convoy, Michaela Byrne, Killybegs, Daniella Jansen from The Cross and Lauren Callaghan from Killygordon were simply outstandingSo that was another year time to leave Tullamore excited, relieved the season was the most successful ever by an Ulster club ranked number 1.Earlier in the day of the 7 relay squads the pick were other than these girls were U 18 boys 4th , u 13 girls 5th ,u 17 boys 6th .In the B champs the most impactful event was u 14 girls high jump Aine Wilkinson ,Killygordon 1.40 high a winning effort with bronze shared by Abbie Meenan and Caitlin Mc Gonagle 1.30 both Ballybofey. Aine earlier in the day had won the long jump for good measure.The first medal of a long day having exited Stranorlar 5.30am went to Oisin Thompson high jump again Ballybofey. Exciting results and performances from St Marys N S Stranorlar  pupils Daniel Gordon gold 80m u 14 very impressive and Jamie Murray u 13 80 m silver both coming to the sport from the schools programme.“It was a most enjoyable day of competition and what thankfully has become the norm applied namely athletes, parents and coaches working together to enjoy and have a go on as it happens on this occassion a national competition,” said Patsy McGonagle.FINN VALLEY GOLDEN GIRLS LAND NATIONAL U14 TITLE was last modified: July 20th, 2015 by John2Share 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) Tags:Finn Valley ACrelay champsu14last_img read more

SA, Vietnam sign rhino action plan

first_img7 May 2013 South Africa and Vietnam have signed an action plan to set in motion the biodiversity conservation and protection agreement signed by the two countries in December, aimed at curbing wildlife crimes, in particular rhino poaching. “The implementation plan, effective until 2017, gives further impetus to the fight against wildlife crimes, particularly rhino poaching,” the Department of Environmental Affairs said in a statement. South Africa’s Deputy Environmental Affairs Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi and Vietnam’s Deputy Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Ha Cong Tuan signed the follow-up implementation plan in Hanoi on Monday. “The signing of the action plan is the culmination of intensive negotiations and discussions between the two governments,” the department said following the signing. The memorandum of understanding on biodiversity conservation and protection was introduced to promote cooperation between the two countries in law enforcement and compliance with legislation such as the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).‘Joint efforts to conserve biodiversity’ “Put into action is the development of joint legislative efforts to conserve biodiversity, build capacity and promote participation of international organisations and non-governmental organisations in the process,” the department said. Priority cooperation areas also include the use, transfer and development of technology, natural resource and protected areas management, wildlife trade and community development. “The two countries will, in the next six months, share information on each country’s legislation in regards to the management of sport hunting for trophies of rhino and other wildlife with the aim of improving the management of imports of hunted specimens to Vietnam,” the department said. “Awareness and education campaigns on biodiversity management, compliance with international regulations and legislation, forestry, skills development, sustainable utilisation and the improvement of livelihoods while conserving the environment and related matters, will also be conducted to ensure wildlife-related crimes are reduced.” Further development of wildlife monitoring systems, including the introduction of a gene bank and training courses in wildlife forensic analysis and DNA sample techniques, also form part of the implementation plan to combat levels of wildlife crime. “The two countries will share experiences on a regular basis, resulting in recommendations to enhance biodiversity, management, conservation and protection,” the department said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast December 4, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Clouds are still hanging on very pesky-like today. We won’t even rule out some scattered light precipitation…either sloppy wet snow flakes, ice pellets or a even a sprinkle or two. Coverage will be minor, around 60% maximum. Parts of the state will see breaks in the cloud cover from time to time, but we think we are going to have to push bigger sun totals off a bit longer here. Most of today’s action comes from strong north winds coming down the Great Lakes. Lake effect snows are likely in the typical areas  in northeast Ohio, but we expect clouds and hit and miss moisture still from the lakes as well. Everything tries to move out by tomorrow morning, but may leave a coating to half an inch.Wednesday features mixed clouds and sun, but on Thursday we have another quick moving little disturbance that comes through the state and brings some scattered snow showers into the region. The best snows come from I-70 southward. We can see a coating to an inch or so…but that is it. Potential combined snow totals through sunrise Friday are shown on the map at right.No change for the rest of the week. We continue to see a longer-term dry stretch. We expect to stay precipitation free from Friday through next Thursday. Temps stay below normal through next Tuesday. However, we still see signs of a significant warm up Wednesday through Friday of next week. Strong south winds drive that warm up, which could produce a similar ramp up to what we saw late last week ahead of the strong weekend event (namely fog and a very damp feel…not good drying).In the extended period, we have a few widely scattered showers and a lot of fog for Thursday and Friday, but then moderate rains are back for Sunday the 16th. Half to 1.5” rain potential would come with that event…making it eerily similar to this past weekend. Temps fall off fast behind it.last_img read more

Books on Insulation and Energy-Efficient Building

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Two new books that might interest green builders recently caught my eye: The BuildingGreen Guide to Insulation Products and Practices by Alex Wilson and The JLC Guide to Energy Efficiency by the editors of The Journal of Light Construction.Full disclosure: I was a minor participant in the creation of both books. At Wilson’s request, I reviewed portions of his manuscript before publication and provided feedback. I also wrote several of the articles appearing in the JLC book.Alex Wilson’s book, Insulation: The BuildingGreen Guide to Insulation Products and Practices, is a short (83-page) electronic book that sells for $129. (BuildingGreen members can purchase the book at a $30 discount.)Wilson’s downloadable report seems aimed at designers and architects rather than at builders or insulation contractors. The book includes no installation tips.Wilson provides basic background information on the three modes of heat transfer, as well as solid information on R-value, U-factor, and air leakage. The guide also includes separate articles on many types of insulation, including batts, rigid foam boards, and spray foam products.Much of the information in this guide is written for those who are interested in green construction; for example, there is detailed information on the possible environmental effects of phenol formaldehyde and halogenated flame retardants.A few quotes will provide a sense of the topics featured in this guide:Wilson doesn’t just describe the insulation products on the U.S. market; he also provides guidance. Readers of Environmental Building News are probably already aware of Wilson’s fascination with FoamGlas, also known as cellular glass insulation. In a table listing material recommendations, FoamGlas is BuildingGreen’s “top pick” for insulating slabs and the exterior of foundation walls. Since an R-19 layer of this rarely used insulation has an installed cost of $6.20 to $7.50 per square foot,… center_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

Just How Expensive Are Real Cinema Lenses?

first_imgNext to Zeiss and Panavision is Cooke. In particular, the S4 line has been used for many years, dating back to the late 90s. These primes offer an insanely sharp image that rivals most of what Zeiss and Panavision provide, yet at a fraction of the cost. In fact, Cooke has been working for years to develop cheaper lens options for independent filmmakers. While not used as frequently as it was in years past, with the resurgence of the Panavision Primo, the Cooke S4 has a firm legacy as solid glass.*T-Stop is the measurement of the amount of light passing through the lens and actually making it to the sensor.Technical SpecsControl of flareSpherical aberrations at full apertureCam-type focusT-stop 2.0*Selected Filmography12 Years a SlaveHarry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Part 2O Brother, Where Art ThouJohn WickNeed for SpeedPrice Points35mm: $19,000.0050mm: $19,000.00135mm: $21,900.00Angenieux Optimo Zoom The lenses above are the most widely used by big-budget cinematographers, and the Angenieux Optimo line is the zoom lens of choice for these same filmmakers. With the ability to capture an incredibly sharp image that’s compatible with the latest digital cameras and 4K resolution, the Optimo is the premier option. While Canon has the sport arena zoom lens on lockdown, Angenieux has a firm grip on cinema.*T-Stop is the measurement of the amount of light passing through the lens and actually making it to the sensor.Technical SpecsZoom lens of choice for most cinematographersWeight Range 4.2-16lbsClose focus 1’9″T-stop 2.2*Selected FilmographyThe Book ThiefCaptain PhillipsWhiplashKingsman: The Secret ServiceIron Man 3Price Points17-80mm: $59,400.0030-80mm: $18,073.0056-152mm: $80,880.00Honorable MentionsWhile these are the most widely used lenses in the industry, there are several other lenses that we need to mention. These particular pieces of glass are used in big-budget productions, just not to the extent as those listed above. These options include Canon K35, Hawk Anamorphic, Fujinon and Leica Summilux. You can see the quality of these lenses in films such as Selma, The Theory of Everything and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.Want more content on lenses? Then check out these articles from PremiumBeat.The Science Behind Nikon Lenses10 Things to Know About Shooting with Vintage LensesAffordable Filmmaking: An Overview of Rokinon’s New Wide Angle LensesWhat are your thoughts on these lenses? Would you use these? Have you ever used any of these? What was your experience like? Sound off in the comments below. We’ve rounded up some of the most widely used real cinema lenses utilized on big-budget films. Let’s explore the high cost of high-end lenses.Top Image from RedUser.There’s just something about the look and feel of a studio-backed film. For many filmmakers who have the good fortune to utilize top-level gear, this look and feel is within reach. For the rest of us who are strapped to a finite budget, we have to make due with what we can. But what if we could break beyond our current budget and get our hands on some of that top-level gear, particularly lenses? What would it cost us? The answers to this question is, well, a lot.For many of the high-end lenses we’ll discuss, the price tag is such that if you have to ask for it, chances are you can’t afford it. Regardless, let’s take a look at some of the top-level glass that big-time filmmakers use on big-budget films. We’re going to start off with the top five cinema lenses being used by cinematographers on films such as Life of Pi, Gravity, Interstellar, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.Zeiss Master PrimesFirst up on our list is ol’ reliable Zeiss, who’s been manufacturing lenses since the late 1800s. The Master Prime lenses are an incredibly popular tool for directors and cinematographers. The Zeiss Master Primes are one of the most widely used lenses on big-budget productions.*T-Stop is the measurement of the amount of light passing through the lens and actually making it to the sensor.Technical SpecsBuilt specifically for the ARRI line of camerasWeight ranges from 6-8lbsFront diameter ranges from 114-134mmT-stop 1.3*Selected FilmographyLife of PiBirdmanSkyfallFurious 7The Imitation GamePrice Points35mm: $19,790.0050mm: $21,100.00135mm: $26,820.00Panavision Primo VNext is the Panavision Primo V line of prime lenses. While their roots aren’t as deep as Zeiss, Panavision does date back to the 1950s. Originally started as a manufacturer of anamorphic lenses for Cinemascope, the company expanded to cameras by the mid-1960s. Like Zeiss and its Master line of lenses, Panavision’s Primo V line of lenses has been a mainstay in the industry. Beginning in 2001, the company began buying up major motion picture rental houses around the world, but in 2010 the bottom fell out when Panavision called for debt restructuring. As of 2013, creditors were still suing over unpaid debt.*T-Stop is the measurement of the amount of light passing through the lens and actually making it to the sensor.Technical SpecsLens Range (14.5mm – 35mm)Classic Series Range (21mm – 125mm)Uses both Legacy Glass and New Glass designsT-stop 1.9*Selected FilmographyJurassic WorldMad Max: Fury RoadGuardians of the GalaxyAmerican SniperStar Wars: The Force AwakensPrice PointsPanavision does not sell any standalone lenses. If a studio wants to purchase the lenses, they are usually restricted to purchasing them with a camera like the Panavision Genesis. For this bundle, one would be looking at shelling out $500,000-$750,000 to purchase or $4000.00/day to rent.Cooke S4last_img read more

One Loss Away from a Disaster

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Over time, no matter how good you are, no matter how much you care, you will lose clients.You will lose some clients through no fault of your own.You will be doing everything right, and they will change their strategy, eliminating the need for what you provide them.You will be producing the necessary outcomes, and your client will be purchased by another company, and that company will already have a strategic partner in your spot.Some of the people with whom you do business will leave to pursue new opportunities. Many of them will take you with them. But their replacements may have their own relationships, and you too will be replaced.You will lose some clients and it will be your fault (If it’s your company’s fault, it is still your fault. You own it.)You will do everything in your power to succeed in delivering the outcomes you sold, and for whatever reason, it just won’t work out.You will face challenges that you didn’t expect, and try as you may, you won’t be able to overcome those challenges.Sometimes you will greatly underestimate how much resistance there is to change, and you will not have the support you need inside your client’s company to effect the change they need.Not to worry, none of this will be a frequent occurrence. But neither will it be at a time of your choosing. There is only one thing that you can do to be prepared for the inevitable client loss that comes with being a sales organization: build your pipeline.The only thing you can rely on to ensure you go ever upwards and never backwards is to insure yourself against losses. The price you pay for that insurance is a strong pipeline of dream client opportunities and the ability to create value for them. When the inevitable loss occurs, it will be too late to start building.QuestionsWhy did you lose the last client you lost?Why did you lose the last account you lost when it wasn’t your fault or responsibility?How do you insure against these losses?Is your pipeline offering you the protection you need now?last_img read more

Pleasure seekers

first_imgKiran Sawhney, 40, Owner, Fitnesolution, DelhiHeading to a gym at the end of a hard day’s work figures as a chore on your daily list of must-dos and you obviously do not look forward to it. So how is it that all those women staring out at you from the glossies manage it day in, day out? Simple, have fun while you’re at it.”It is essential to make a mundane routine fun. There’s no point in doing the same thing 365 days a year. I try and do something different every single day,” says Delhi-based fitness expert, Kiran Sawhney, 40. If it’s aerobics you’re doing, try and change the choreography. If it’s circuit training, tweak it a little or try any form of ‘dancercise’- jazz, tango or bhangra-as they are great fun workouts. For, as the body begins to get used to a fitness regimen, its effectiveness begins to drop. At her studio, Fitnesolution, Sawhney tries to bring these elements together.A graduate from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi, this fitness aficionado was a stay-athome mother until 1996. She had also completed a course in commercial flying and then went on to do a course in fitness and took a liking to it. Courses and certifications followed as she balanced work with bringing up her two sons, Sarthi, 19 and Siddharth, 18. Of course it helped that her timings were flexible, there were no deadlines and her husband was supportive.Unlike other gym-obsessed trainers, she recommends working out at home once you know the exercises. “You don’t have to buy heavy duty machines, inexpensive equipment like a bosu ball, trampoline or medicine ball can give you fully equipped workouts,” she says. A good idea in the summer is to go for water sports or aqua aerobics. It keeps you fit and cool. And since it’s a group activity, you can ask your friends to join in. In fact enrolling with a friend for a workout like kick-boxing or krav maga can be enjoyable and is sure to keep you motivated.Eefa Shrof, 37, Wellness Coach, PuneAnd who better to ask about the power of motivation than a survivor. At the age of 22, Eefa Shrof met with a serious accident and severely injured herself. Besides broken bones, she had torn ligaments and damaged the soft tissue in both her legs. She was told it would be a few years before she could walk. Shrof was bedridden. That is when a friend introduced her to yoga. She recovered without any surgery and in eight months was walking around.Four years later, she began to teach the practice that had helped her heal. “It transformed me in a way you only read of in books,” she says. At 37 today, she’s trained the who’s who of Bollywood. Her specialisation is the Ashtang Vinyasa and her innovation, super yoga, is her attempt to bring the physical, spiritual, emotional and social aspects of the practice of yoga together.Since she practices the same routine everyday, once in a while she takes a break and instead goes cycling or running for a week. So what is it that spurs her to keep going? For some people music works but for her it’s movies all the way. “I find the Rocky series intensely inspiring. Whenever I’m down and out, I watch one of the films and it lifts me instantly.” Setting goals is important too. “If there’s a posture I’m trying to master, I tend to look at a lot of its pictures and keep trying till I get it right,” she says.She stresses the need for role models especially those you can identify with. It’s something she also tries to incorporate in the leadership development programmes she runs for children and young adults. “I take up youth icons and break their success down into attributes all of us have. It makes the person more identifiable and the goal more achievable.”Mishika Goel, 31, Co-founder, Leapstart, DelhiFor entrepreneur and mother of two, Mishika Goel, the best workout is one where she can involve the children. “Then it’s not something you dread and gives you great time with the kids.” Echoes Sawhney, “Outdoor activities like biking are an amazing way to bond with the family or your partner.”Goel suggests turning the TV off and heading outdoors as much as you can. She does train in the gym four to five times a week but it’s playing with the young ones she enjoys most. And her work gives her ample opportunity to do just that. She has co-founded Leapstart in Delhi and Bangalore, a programme for age appropriate fitness for children that supplements the school curriculum with physical education by providing trainers and assessing performances of the students.It was when she wanted to enroll her five-year-old son Arnav, then four, for soccer classes, that she realised it wasn’t the right way to go about it. “In India, there’s no research about how a child should learn a sport, the way lessons should be divided, individual needs and hardly any recognition of the fact that sports give you skills to deal with life. They teach you to accept defeat in a positive way and try harder,” she says.An MBA from Cardiff University in the UK, Goel left the corporate world to pursue what she felt strongly about. With mounting rates of diabetes and heart problems, she thinks the current trend of ill-health among young professionals is only going to get worse and that’s where physical fitness steps in to sort the problem. “It’s great if we can make a difference by building a healthier community and make children enjoy fitness as much as they enjoy games.”advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Jeron Teng stars as Alaska keeps NLEX winless for 2nd win

first_imgJeron Teng leads Alaska. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJeron Teng fired 20 points and Chris Banchero added 17 as Alaska dumped NLEX, 100-87, in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.The Aces thus, evened their record to 2-2 while keeping the Road Warriors winless.ADVERTISEMENT Tony Mitchell, whose debut had been held up by documentation woes, finally suited up for the Road Warriors and finished with 34 points, eight rebounds and two steals.Alaska extended a slim 55-52 edge midway through the third quarter thanks to a 19-6 run capped by a three-point play by Teng to end the period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsTeng also grabbed 15 rebounds and dished out four assists while import Chris Daniels had 17 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.Deputy Jojo Lastimosa filled in for NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao, who will be out for two more games to take a “much-needed rest,” the Road Warriors announced on their Twitter account. ANNOUNCEMENT: Our assistant coaches, led by Jojo Lastimosa, will take over coaching duties for the next 3 games while head coach Yeng Guiao will take a much-needed rest. Coach Yeng has full confidence in the team and expects a good showing while he is away. #ArangkadaNLEX— NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) May 29, 2019Poy Erram had 16 points and 12 rebounds for NLEX, which shot just 36 percent from the field and turned the ball over 19 times.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Pioneer Epoxy stages 4th National Bangkarera in Cebucenter_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toolast_img read more

Budget 2016 expectations Nunavut residents seek relief from high food costs

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe cost of living is always a huge issue in Nunavut which has some of the highest grocery costs in the country.Nutrition North is the program that is supposed to subsidize the cost of healthy food in Canada’s remote Northern communities.The Liberals made promises about the program and tomorrow we’ll find out if they deliver.APTN’s Kent Driscoll has this story from Iqaluit.last_img