Rose float decision on agenda

first_imgPALMDALE – Everything will be coming up roses tonight in Palmdale, as the City Council receives its trophy for its 2007 Tournament of Roses parade float and decides whether to enter the 2008 event. During tonight’s meeting, the council will receive the Past President’s Trophy for its 2007 entry, “Good Nature Begins at Home.” The trophy goes to the float with the most creative use of floral and nonfloral materials. The City Council will vote whether to enter the 2008 parade. It costs $150,000 to design and build a float, and the money would have to be included in the city’s 2007-08 budget if the council opts to enter the event. “We have already received an invitation for the ’08 parade,” said Laura Biery, who headed up the city’s two previous parade projects. “The Tournament of Roses is waiting for us to say yes.” james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The council is likely to approve the expenditure at the meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite B. The city’s Rose Parade participation is aimed at improving Palmdale’s image throughout California and the United States while building community pride among residents. “The community pride alone is huge,” said Mayor Jim Ledford. “Anyway you want to measure it, it’s been successful.” More than 600 people worked on the city’s 2007 entry. Volunteers ranged in age from 13, the youngest age allowed to work on the float, to 98. “The biggest plus is the community involvement,” said Councilman Steve Knight. “There’s a lot of community involvement and a lot of community support.” last_img read more

Gomez urges Liverpool to make West Brom suffer

first_imgThe share of the points leaves Liverpool in fourth spot, 16 points off leaders Manchester City.Gomez believes the visit of the ‘Baggies’ so soon after that result gives Liverpool the opportunity to address their frustrations, even if West Brom try to adopt a similar defensive approach to Everton.“That’s one of the positives,” said Gomez.“Obviously it’s tough, it’s a gruelling schedule but it gives you a chance to try and fix it straight away.West Bromwich Albion’s Jonny Evans (L) clashes with Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha during their English Premier League match, at The Hawthorns stadium in West Bromwich, on December 2, 2017 © AFP/File / Ben STANSALL“We’ve got to take the positives from the derby. I think we all put in a good fight and we knew the importance of the game and what it means and we all did our best.“We’ve seen it a few times this season at Anfield — people know the attacking threats we have and tend to sit off a bit, especially because we are so quick on the counter.”Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was criticised for leaving out Brazilian attacking duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino against Everton.The pair are expected to return to the starting line-up for Wednesday’s game having been introduced as late substitutes in the Merseyside derby.– ‘Wow!’ –Gomez regularly has to face Coutinho, Firmino in addition to Salah and Sadio Mane on the training ground and said the quality of Liverpool’s attacking players leaves him open-mouthed at times.“Sometimes they do a few things and I am like ‘wow!’,” said the 20-year-old Englishman.“It is not that you get used to it, you expect it from them because you know how good they are.“Their standards never drop. That is one of the pluses at being at a club like Liverpool at this moment in time.”Liverpool will check on the fitness of striker Daniel Sturridge for the Premier League clash at Anfield after he missed the derby with a hamstring problem.West Brom head for Anfield without a win in 14 Premier League games and with new manager Alan Pardew having collected just one point and no goals from his first two games in charge.The 1-0 defeat by fellow strugglers Swansea on Saturday deepened fears over their Premier League survival but captain Jonny Evans says Pardew has tried to boost confidence in the camp.“He’s trying to instil confidence in the team, he’s encouraging us to go forward and express ourselves,” said Evans.“I think the lads are all enjoying that side of it.“It’ll take time, work on the training field. He’ll make sure we’re well drilled and will build our confidence by doing things over and over again.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s Joe Gomez (R) stands next to injured teammate Jordan Henderson during their English Premier League match against Everton, at Anfield in Liverpool, on December 10, 2017 © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Dec 12 – Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has urged his team-mates to bounce back from the draw in the Merseyside derby when they host West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.The Reds were held 1-1 by Everton at Anfield despite having the bulk of possession in the match after Wayne Rooney’s penalty cancelled out Mohamed Salah’s opening goal.last_img read more

Have you seen Roxy?

first_imgA beloved family’s pet dog has gone missing in the Manorcunningham area.Roxy is mixing since yesterday and she’s a Bichon Frise and Jack Russell mix.She is wearing a neon green hardness and she’s microchipped. She was last seen in the Corky area of Manor. If you see her please contact Gerard on 087 4130771.Her family are very anxious to get her back safe and sound.UPDATED: Roxy has been found safe and well and will be getting a bath tonight!Have you seen Roxy? was last modified: June 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:DOGmissing Manorcunninghamlast_img read more

Get a free online personal stylist courtesy of Thread.com

first_imgHate shopping but still want to look good on that night out? Feel completely clueless about clothes?The solution is Thread.com.Thread.com is an exclusive, invite-only service for men, which gives you a completely free personal shopper or professional stylist.Our stylists have written for GQ & Vogue, and worked with celebrities including Daniel Craig, Jude Law and Kanye West.We’ve teamed up with West London Sport to give one lucky reader the chance to get a free online personal stylist, valued at £150.To be in with a chance of winning, just answer this question:Who scored the only goal when QPR won at Chelsea last season?E-mail the correct answer to win@westlondonsport.comThe competition is open until 5pm on Friday 16 August.last_img

Bafana’s World Cup jersey unveiled

first_img12 November 2009Bafana Bafana’s 2010 Fifa World Cup™ jersey has been unveiled. According to jersey sponsors Adidas, South African and German teams spent two years designing the jersey, which includes the South African flag on the front and an African art print on the collar.The jersey is primarily yellow, with green trim, and includes 11 threads to symbolize diversity in unity, as well as modern interpretations of traditional South African artwork.There are two versions of the jersey, known as “Techfit skin-tight” and “Formotion”. Both include “climacool” technology, which helps to control sweating.Speaking at the release of the new strip at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg on Wednesday, Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena said: “It’s a beautiful jersey and we are quite comfortable in it.“We are excited that we were involved in the process when they were designing it. They made 21 different [designs] that we had to choose from.”It is Bafana’s 16th new jersey in the last 11 years, and the team and its fans are hoping it contains a little magic for football’s biggest showpiece.To help build the hype for the World Cup, and to get South African citizens behind the national team, Adidas have made a massive replica of the World Cup jersey, about 60 metres by 48 metres, which can be signed by the country’s citizens. It is meant to reflect their allegiance, along with that of the players.Mike Ntombela of Adidas says the replica jersey is already on sale throughout South Africa. It will retail for R599, while a t-shirt, similar in appearance to the jersey, will sell for R345.The new jersey will be worn for the first time on Saturday, when South Africa and Japan meet in a friendly at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Why test weights were down in 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As the 2017 corn harvest wrapped up, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling was hearing about how much better corn yields were than expected this year. He was also hearing about test weights that weren’t as impressive. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, he tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins why test weights came in lower this year.last_img

A Green Builder’s 21st Century Alphabet

first_imgOne of my favorite things to hear from a design or building professional is that they are “LEED Certified.” This is only slightly less amusing than when they refer to LEEDS certification. In the case of the former, only buildings can be certified (although some people are certifiable); people are accredited, as in LEED AP, or accredited professional.Having the LEED AP designation has been a calling card of green professionals for over a decade now. I appreciate professionals who make the effort to study and pass a test; however, like many other industry designations, its highest and best use is often in marketing. In the case of most building industry designations, when you have qualified to put those letters after your name, you are at the beginning of your learning curve and, in most cases, have a long road ahead to achieve true expertise.How does your building perform?One organization that does “certify” individuals (would one actually want to be “certified?”) is the Building Performance Institute, or BPI. Interestingly, BPI refers to both designations and certifications interchangeably on their website.BPI focuses primarily on existing building performance and combustion safety, and is one of the key professional training organizations for home performance professionals. Their designations include Building Analyst, Envelope, Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer, Manufactured Housing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump, and Multifamily. BPI training, testing, and quality assurance is offered by independent organizations.BPI offers useful and important training, particularly for professionals working in existing buildings; however, I do find their technical documentation a little dense and lacking clear guidelines for field personnel. And, as is the case with many intense training programs, one can only absorb so much information in a three- to five-day class; the result can often be a group that passes tests with only a surface understanding of the subject.People entering the building performance industry, particularly those with no construction experience, can achieve BPI designations without, in my opinion, being appropriately prepared for their work. I know this from experience, as when I became a BPI building analyst, even with my experience as a remodeler and HERS rater, I had only a cursory understanding of all the principles. After a few years of field experience, I believe that I finally have the appropriate understanding I need to properly diagnose combustion safety, one of the key components of the training.HERS? HESP? What about HIM?RESNET, an organization similar to BPI, manages the training, testing, and quality assurance of Home Energy Rating System (HERS) raters. HERS raters must take a 6- to 8-day training and pass both field and classroom tests.Primarily focused on new homes, RESNET is expanding their scope of designations into commercial and existing buildings. RESNET has HERS Rater and Field Inspector designations and recently began offering a Home Energy Survey Professional (HESP) designation, which can be achieved without any training by passing their test.NARI and NAHB won’t be left behindOther organizations offering training and designations include the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Green Certified Professional (GCP), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Certified Green Professional (CGP) and Master Certified Green Professional (MCGP).I would recommend that any industry professional, including contractors, subcontractors, vendors, designers, and architects, consider obtaining any or all of the designations noted above. I have several of them and have taught both the NARI and NAHB training many times.As long as you understand that having the right to put a few (or a whole lot) of letters after your name is just the beginning of your education, and as long as you understand the limits of your knowledge and bring in more experienced professionals when you reach those limits, then you and your clients can benefit from this knowledge, and you will be on your way to better projects.— Carl Seville, LEED AP Homes, Green Rater, HERS Rater, BPI Building Analystlast_img read more

DaVinci Resolve’s Boring Detector — Offensive or Misunderstood?

first_imgLet’s discuss the usefulness of the Boring Detector for the up-and-coming editor — as well as how and why it is sometimes ineffective.Earlier this year, during one of Blackmagic’s many exciting announcements (there have been a few), we learned about a new DaVinci Resolve feature called the Boring Detector. Of course, and I guess somewhat warranted because of the name of the tool, there was an initial social media backlash to the announcement. Art is subjective and, outside of distinct edit points and shots, filmed purposely to cut to a reaction. Who’s to say that a shot is too long? Especially when that criticism is coming from a software algorithm. Popular editor Vashi Nedomansky, ACE, who often shares invaluable editing advice (and also runs a blog that offers a variety of excellent Premiere Pro downloads), had a popular reaction to the summer announcement.A humorous example of the Boring Detector’s ineffectiveness.Understandably, I can see why editors were a little enraged. However, I also think the Boring Detector shouldn’t be an issue at all. Resolve isn’t forcing anybody to use the Boring Detector tool, and the tool is only on the cut page. While DaVinci initially presented the page as a way for editors on-the-go to edit quickly, I see it has been adopted more by new users to the platform, or those new to editing in general and find the dedicated editing page too much of a jump into the deep end. Therefore, I don’t see this tool as something editors will use for determining where their film drops off in audience retention. I see it as a tool to help those without proficiency in editing.So, What Does the Detector Do, and How Can You Use It?This is what the Boring Detector would potentially look like.At its core, the Boring Detector will analyze your clips on the timeline (Cut Page only) and inform you of areas that are either too long or too short. So, it’s not necessarily telling you that this particular moment is boring but, instead, that it’s too longspun. And here’s the thing: this is entirely user-defined.On the Cut Page, you can find the Boring Detector button just under the media pool. Upon clicking it, you’ll see two options.To find edits longer than [user defined] seconds.To find edits shorter than [user defined] frames.The analysis is based on the user’s input. It has little to do with the software scanning through your edit to find shots and moments that it thinks is boring. The clips that have been deemed too long will show on the upper timeline as a grey highlight (red for the jump cuts).The subtle gray highlight in the timeline suggests that these clips are too long.Quite simply, that’s all the Boring Detector is. I find it inherently hard to briefly cover a feature or new gear, and often see myself waddling into a word count in the thousands, which really should have been a quick read, but there’s not a lot to say about this function. Resolve will tell you if a shot is too long or too short based on the user’s definition.To some extent, I like to look at it as a formatting assistant, similar to what you find in Final Draft’s scriptwriting software. Now, I have no intention of ever using this feature, and in fact, I’ve hidden the Cut Page from my display, as it’s a Resolve page I have no use for. That said, I can see the benefit of its use for those who are completely new to editing and would like a little help getting started. Perhaps someone new to filmmaking has read in a book that a cut should last no longer than fifteen seconds. Using that information, they can ask Resolve to highlight and receive an on-the-fly analysis of the shots that trail on longer than desired.I think that the icon and the name of the function are too on-the-nose, which obviously sparked the initial negative discourse. But then again, “Shot Length Analyzer” isn’t as engaging.Looking for more on DaVinci Resolve? Check out these articles.Glowing Results: Grading Skin Tones in DaVinci ResolveWorking with Super Slow Motion in DaVinci ResolveHow to Make an Object Disappear Using DaVinci ResolveNLE Showdown: DaVinci Resolve vs. Adobe Premiere Pro — Text EffectsHarnessing The Power of Facial Refinement in DaVinci Resolvelast_img read more

a month agoSouthampton lose Moussa Djenepo for Bournemouth clash

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton lose Moussa Djenepo for Bournemouth clashby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton will be without live-wire Moussa Djenepo for their clash with rivals Bournemouth.The Mali international has scored two stunning goals for Saints this season following his switch from Standard Liege.”Nathan could train this week with the team. This is a good message how far he is and if he really can play tomorrow I haven’t decided so far but it’s good he’s back because Moussa is out. He cannot play,” said Hasenhuttl.”After a few sessions this week he felt a little bit more his muscles so we don’t want to take this risk so we leave him out tomorrow.”I don’t know if I can grab Nathan for the position. I haven’t decided so far.” last_img read more

Georgetown Basketball: Georgetown Reveals Winning Court Design Contest Submission

first_imgGeorgetown basketball Court Design.Twitter/@georgetownhoyasGeorgetown looked to the Hoya fan base for a new basketball court design, and 150 submissions later, they have chosen a winner. Submitted by former Georgetown swimming & diving team member Kevin Rieffel, here is the court that the Hoyas will be playing on at the Verizon Center this season.Here is the winner of the @GeorgetownHoops Court Design Contest! Design by @KRieffel! Release: http://t.co/YYCmsIKfx6 pic.twitter.com/1B4PRu53hw— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 2015 The design isn’t overly adventurous, but most notably features a kente cloth pattern in the lanes, similar to the design used on Georgetown’s jerseys during the Allen Iverson era in the 1990s. Some of the runners-up were a bit more bold.Hoyas Court Design Contest: ‘Most Washington DC Pride’ Winners: Trey Lord and Perry Cao. #HoyasCourt pic.twitter.com/OVLgS88RzW— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 2015Hoyas Court Design Contest: ‘Best Hand-Drawn’ Winner: Jake Foote #HoyasCourt pic.twitter.com/pRM4npTrWv— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 2015Hoyas Court Design Contest: ‘Best use of Georgetown’s Campus’ Winners: Erin Rudy, Norma Perez, Seth Berger #HoyaSaxa pic.twitter.com/RDQseLvwhI— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 2015Hoyas Court Design Contest: ‘Best Pop Culture Reference’ Winner: Scott Greenwood. #HoyasCourt pic.twitter.com/oRxalYGgPY— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 2015Hoyas Court Design Contest: ‘Most Likely to Scare Opposing Players’ Winner: Leo Ariemma #HoyasCourt pic.twitter.com/WJfmmUzXxk— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 2015Hoyas Court Design Contest: ‘Best in Representing @GeorgetownHoops History’ Winners: Anthony Calabro & Leo Ariemma. pic.twitter.com/fGGoFI5Br4— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 2015Hoyas Court Design Contest: ‘Most out-of-the-box design’ Winners: Jimmy Donofrio and Dan Kane. #HoyasCourt pic.twitter.com/p5tfst16DJ— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 201Hoyas Court Design Contest: Runner-Up Selections: Alexis Dever, Derek Howard, Brian McCrodden. #HoyasCourt pic.twitter.com/jkfIMaCiJ1— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) June 9, 2015 What do you think of the new floor, Hoya fans?last_img read more