View post tag: Defense Military administration agencies of Black Sea Fleet (BSF) are passing comprehensive tests in accordance with working plan of Russian Defense Ministry Inspection.In particular, inspection group headed by Principal Military Inspector Gen Lt Gennady Borisov held ceremonial review of the fleet’s top-ranking officers. Admirals, generals and officers passed exams in campaign tactics, military codes, and special subjects. Inspectors checked conditions of operational and combat training of BSF military administration agencies, and held physical drills.It is also planned to check professional skills of the fleet’s staff officers.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, October 10, 2011 View post tag: BSF View post tag: Russia Authorities Share this article View post tag: Ministry View post tag: Inspects View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Russia: Defense Ministry Inspects BSF October 10, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Defense Ministry Inspects BSF
Padraig Harrington finished the day a further 2 shots back from his compatriot having carded the same score for HIS third round with Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell finishing on 3 over and 5 over respectively. His closest challenger Phil Mickleson is a stroke behind.Rory McIlroy finished yesterday as the leading Irish player. But a frustrating day saw the world number 4 card 4 bogeys and two birdies for a score of 73.
The member of the BH taekwondo club “Zlatni ljiljan” Ela Ćibo won 3rd place in the juniors category up to 59 kilos at the European club taekwondo championship 2014 held in Antalya, Turkey – reports Anadolu Agency.The championship is held between 21 – 29 November. Fighting for the second place, Ela lost from a rival from Spain.Zlatni ljiljan is the first club which brought B&H the golden medal in an Olympic sport. It was in 2009 when this club’s member Mirnesa Fetahović became European champion in the category up to 33 kilos. Besides that, the members of this club won one silver and, with Ela’s medal, four bronze medals.(Source: Radio Sarajevo)
The Chargers ruled out running back Justin Jackson for Week 4 because of a calf strain, leaving only two active running backs (Austin Ekeler and Troymaine Pope). This injury opened up the door for Gordon to be thrown back into the fire after being away from the team for 64 days, and he’s ready to be a contributor as soon as possible. “I’m good, man,” Gordon said. “I didn’t really get to gauge myself like I wanted to, but like I said, if they call my number (I’m ready). I’ve been grinding. It’s not like I’ve been sitting around and I’m coming in overweight or anything like that. But it’s not like I get a preseason game to get warmed up. You kind of get in and get right in the fire.”Gordon, 26, averaged 5.1 yards per carry as he rushed for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns last season while adding 490 receiving yards for four touchdowns.The Chargers (1-2) will face the Dolphins (0-3) Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. Melvin Gordon might be making his 2019 debut earlier than expected.A report earlier this week said the Chargers running back likely wouldn’t play Sunday after he ended his contract holdout and returned to the team, but now he has been added to the NFL’s two-game exempt list, which makes him eligible to play this weekend. Los Angeles coach Anthony Lynn praised Gordon’s good shape at practice Friday but remains cautious about using him in a game too early.”We understand that Melvin’s been back for a day and a half, so we have to be careful if he plays, how much he plays and even if he plays at all,” Lynn told reporters. Related News Matthew Stafford injury update: Lions QB questionable vs. Chiefs
Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy JORDYN PHELPS and BEN GITTLESON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — As Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill putt forward their proposals on policing reforms, the White House remained vague Monday about what legislative reforms President Donald Trump would be willing to sign onto but have been working on an executive action.The White House has yet to detail specifics of the executive order, but South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott said on Sunday that he thought it would be signed on Tuesday.Scott, the Senate’s only African-American Republican, who has been crafting the GOP proposal for reforms, said on NBC’s Meet The Press that the order would involve creating “a national database on police misconduct” and address the need for “co-responders” to work alongside law enforcement in responding to mental health and addiction related issues.Ja’Ron Smith, the deputy director of the White House Office of American Innovation, led by the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, also emphasized the importance of co-responders in an interview with Fox News Monday morning.“What we’re looking to do is sign an executive order that will be good glue to bring community and police together. Again, invest in things like co-responders that would allow for police to do their job but bring in social workers and experts that deal with mental health and issues such as drug addiction, or alcohol addiction, or other issues like homelessness,” he said.Trump said last week that his administration was “working to finalize an executive order that will encourage police departments nationwide to meet the most current professional standards for the use of force, including tactics for de-escalation.”“We’ll encourage pilot programs that allow social workers to join certain law enforcement officers so that they work together,” Trump said Thursday during a roundtable with faith and community leaders at a church in Dallas.He provided no other details of what might be included in the order, although he pledged that “we’ll take care of our police.”“We’re going to make sure that our police are well trained — perfectly trained, they have the best equipment,” he said.While the White House continues to condemn calls to “defund the police,” Smith pointed to the example of Camden, New Jersey — a city where the police department was effectively overhauled from the bottom up — as an example of effective police.“There’s a better way to do policing and we have great examples, you can look at Camden, New Jersey, as one of them and we’re looking at those examples as ways to bring the police and communities together and that’s going to be a strong mark for the president and for the country,” Smith said.On the legislative front, Scott said his legislative proposal will aim to improve police training and tactics but said that “qualified immunity” — a legal doctrine that shields law enforcement from liability for actions taken on the job — would be a non-starter.“The president sent the signal that qualified immunity is off the table. They see that as a poison pill on our side,” Scott said on CBS News’ Face The Nation.Scott said he would be open to the “decertification” of officers as a possible alternative to removing qualified immunity but emphasized the need to find an achievable path forward from a legislative perspective.“We’re going to have to find a path that helps us reduce misconduct within the officers. But at the same time, we know that any poison pill in legislation means we get nothing done. That sends the wrong signal, perhaps the worst signal right now in America. I think we’re going to have legislation that can be negotiated that gets us to the place where something becomes law that actually makes a difference. That’s got to be our goal,” Scott said.Congressional Democrats are moving forward with a proposal unveiled last week that calls for a ban chokeholds, move to create new standards for using force, and looks to curtail qualified immunity. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
TOUCHDOWN RUN—Aliquippa’s Dravon Henry scored one touchdown in Quips win.The Quips, the two-time reigning WPIAL champs, have blown out every team they’ve played, so far this season, but appeared to float into Geneva College’s Reeves Field, Friday night, on a deflated rubber ducky.Last year Aliquippa (8-0) blew out Beaver Falls (7-1) 66-7, but found themselves down 14-0 early in the first quarter behind quarterback Dan Stratton two touchdown passes. It’s no secret that Aliquippa and Beaver Falls have been bitter rivals in football and basketball since the days of “Iron” Mike Ditka and “Broadway” Joe Namath. But the bad blood and sloppy play resulted in 18 first half penalties. NOT ENOUGH—Beaver Falls quarterback Dan Stratton threw 3 touchdown passes but it was not enough. BIG GROUND GAME—Terry Swanson of Aliquippa rushed for 169 yards and two touchdowns, including a 58 yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to lead the Quips. (Photos by William McBride). Stratton, who is receiving interest from Youngstown State, opened the scoring with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Pete Lyons and 14-yards to Damian Rawl.Aliquippa got back into the game by putting in the “Trap Blocking” scheme that the 70’s Steelers made famous with Rocky Bleier and Franco Harris.Always loaded with talent, Aliquippa has three star college recruits in Dravon Henry, Terry Swanson and Jaleel Fields. Quips, gave the football to their one-two punch at running back in Henry and Swanson.Swanson ran through the trap door for 165 yards on 12 carries, and Dravon Henry had 49 on 8 carries.Quips quarterback Darren Fields threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Jyier Turner to cut the lead to 14-6. Swanson exploded for a 34-yard touchdown run and Henry caught a pass from Fields for the two point conversion and went into halftime tied 14-14.Many observers were surprise that Aliquippa did try to kick any extra points.“It’s because we’re Aliquippa, we don’t play soccer around here,” said Aliquippa coach Mike Zmijanac. “We’ll take our chances with Swanson and Henry.”
West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron has disclosed that West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell will not be pulled from the West Indies team for the upcoming ICC World T20 World Cup. The Windies are currently preparing for the upcoming tournament to be held in India. Russell, an anticipated key figure in the West Indies push to regain the World Twenty20 crown, recently missed three out-of-competition drug tests over a 12-month period, which under World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) rules equates to a positive finding and carries a suspension of two years for a first offence. The 27-year-old, according to Cameron, is to face an independent panel of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission after the March 8 to April 3 tournament. “Mr Russell is not suspended as he will play in the World T20,” Cameron said, following the annual general meeting of the WICB at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel at the weekend. “The matter has been sent to an independent panel for hearing, and that will be done after the tournament.” Cameron, who expressed surprise at Russell’s rule violation given efforts of the board to inform players of WADA requirements, also stated that Russell has the full support of the board. “We have Ayana Cooper (WICB player relations officer), who is on board, on staff and that is exactly one of the reasons she is there for: To support the players directly on those things,” stated Cameron. “We have to now move to try and support him in ensuring whatever sanctions we can mitigate.” The big-hitting Russell guided Islamabad United to the inaugural Pakistan Super League title last month. He was also named man of the tournament. He also helped Sydney Thunder win the Australia Big Bash League, Kolkata Knight Riders the Indian Premier League and Jamaica Tallawahs the Caribbean Premier League. He is also in talks with Nottinghamshire in a bid to represent them in this year’s England T20 Blast tournament. According to WADA rules, athletes must tell their local anti-doping agency, where they will be for at least one hour each day, to accommodate out-of-competition drug tests.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Chris Baker of Hilliard has been named director of development for Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, a 501 (c) nonprofit, public charitable organization. Established in 1985, the foundation strives for measurable agricultural community improvement in Ohio through the support of projects that focus on agricultural education, environment and economic issues in rural, suburban and urban neighborhoods.Baker will be developing and executing both annual and special fundraising campaigns for the foundation. He also will be helping secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations. Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation’s board consists of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) board members and staff as well as representatives from industry and the public. The foundation was reorganized this year and now encompasses the Animals for Life Foundation and Ohio Center of Agricultural Law, Inc.Previously, Baker worked as director of development and marketing for RiteCare of Washington in Seattle and in various executive roles with Boy Scouts of America. He is a 2003 graduate of Wittenberg University with a bachelor’s degree in Russian area studies. He also is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He grew up on a farm in Miami County, and he and his wife have two children.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Farm Progress Show, as its name suggests, brings to the forefront the latest in agricultural technology each year. This past edition was no different as Case IH and New Holland each unveiled their autonomous tractor concepts at the annual Iowa event. Case’s cabless tractor system was presented through video alongside New Holland’s driverless machine, ran completely by computers while performing the same operations of other human-ran row-crop tractors — with ease.What it comes down to is robots at work in farm fields.Autonomous tractors are no new concept. The Autonomous Tractor Corporation was formed in 2011 with the goal of converting already marketed tractors to those without drivers as well as the production of newly automated systems. This latest showing by the two companies highlights the first serious effort by large equipment manufacturers to jump towards the completely robotic way of life. With GPS assisted tractors having been in the fields for several years now, the technology has allowed for more accurate position measurements, opening the goats to robots planting crops. These robots seem to the natural progression of such technology utilization.The foreign looking cabless Case IH Magnum immediately draws the eye of the onlooker with no seat, steering wheel, or other place for a human being. The concept vehicle is noted as the next generation of tractor. The New Holland NHDrive follows more along the normal lines of a tractor, sporting a cab in case a farmer needs to use the tractor for non-automated activities.Video demonstrations of the robotic equipment showed how farmers are able to manipulate the tractor by tablet around obstacles and in unique situations. Multiple pieces of equipment including support machinery can all be controlled without having to step foot in a cab.Each company noted the need for more years of research ahead for the technology. John Deere has also been active in the automation world recently, having implemented their grain cart assist where tractors can be driven by the combine while pulling alongside to collect grain on the go during harvest.
Tags: #Adobe#iPad#ipad productivity#mobile photography#photography Who says the iPad wasn’t meant for creation? Sure, you can’t exactly run Final Cut Pro or Adobe InDesign on Apple’s tablet (nor would you really want to), but the device has come a long way since 2010. One category of apps that demonstrates the iPad’s creative prowess is its growing selection of photo-editing software.Indeed, there are now a ton of apps that let you manipulate images on your iPad with no shortage of vintage filters, quirky effects and single-purpose gimmick apps. Those can be fun, but we wanted to focus on the super-popular, fully-featured editing apps that seem best to supplant desktop options for some users. Let’s be honest. You’re probably not going to walk around town holding up your iPad to take photos. If you do, we assure you that you’ll look ridiculous doing it. It’s also unnecessary. With syncing options like Photo Stream and Dropbox and the camera-connecting accessories available for iPad, you’re free to snap photos on a more appropriate device and then access them on your iPad, where the editing experience keeps getting more and more delightful. 5. Process To anybody who’s accustomed to just about any digital photo editing software, Process will seem a bit unconventional. That’s because the usual on-screen conventions for editing photos have been abandoned in favor of a system in which changes are made by adding “Processes” to the image. All the standard adjustments you’d likely make to an image – blur, brightness, contrast, curves, highlights, etc. – are each available as a preset called a Process, which once applied, can be adjusted manually. Process has its limitations. You can only apply edits, effects and filters to the entire image and can’t drill down, use brushes or tweak individual details. It’s not the most capable app out there, but it has an incredibly simple interface, making it a breeze for pretty much anyone to use. PROS: Super-simple UI, intuitive controls and commonly-needed adjustments.CONS: Limited functionality. PRICE: $14.99 Download From iTunes 3. SnapSeedEverybody loves SnapSeed. It has one of the highest ratings among photo apps in iTunes and constantly gets rave reviews. It’s very good. Its super-simplified interface and grid of common adjustment options is reminiscent of Process, but with far more capability and granularity packed into each option. SnapSeed’s touch gesture-based functionality takes full advantage of the iPad’s form factor, desktop editing conventions be damned. Swipe your finger up and down to select the type of adjustment you want to make, then slide across the image to the left or right to tweak its intensity. You can even make selective adjustments that target only one part of the photo and blend it seamlessly with the rest of the image. Stuff like this can get pretty tedious to try and pull off in Photoshop. Like Process, SnapSeed doesn’t give you total control, but what it does give you is enough to generate some stunning images. PROS: Intuitive, touch-based editing, selective adjustments and no price tag.CONS: Not a fully-featured photo-editing app. It has its limitations. PRICE: FreeDownload from iTunes What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts john paul titlow Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces 4. Photo Forge 2If you’re looking for a more Photoshop-esque editing experience, Photoforge 2 is a solid choice. It’s popular among professional photographers who need a mobile solution for quick edits. In addition to all the typical photo adjustments like color balance, curves, contrast and the like, Photo Forge lets you add Instagram-style effects and simulate specific lenses, film types and processing techniques. Unlike most iOS photo editing apps, this one supports layers like those popularized by Photoshop on the desktop years ago. Photo Forge 2 is rather powerful, but all those features are packed into an interface that’s anything but intimidating. It’s a cleanly designed interface with intuitive controls. PROS: Feature-packed, supports layers, masking and high-res photographs. Upload photos via FTP. CONS: Occasional performance issues reported by some users.PRICE: $3.99Download from iTunes 2. Adobe Photoshop Touch For awhile there, it looked like Adobe had given up on mobile photo editing, as app after app one-upped its underwhelming Photoshop Express app. Then it launched Photoshop Touch. Photoshop Touch brings many of the desktop’s apps most useful features to a more minimalist, easy-to-learn interface on the iPad. It’s no CS6, but Photoshop Touch supports such desktop staples as layers, the magic wand tool, the paint brush, clone stamp, text, gradients and a range of filters. That’s all in addition to standard stuff like saturation, brightness/contrast, color balance and noise reduction. Realizing how unlikely you are to hold up your iPad to take photos like a goofball, Adobe went beyond the device’s local Camera Roll and integrated Photoshop Touch with Google Image Search, Facebook and its own Creative Cloud. PROS: Familiar Photoshop interface, but more simplified and intuitive. Integration with Facebook and other photo sources. Built-in tutorials. CONS: Typography options could be better. FTP export would be a plus for pros. PRICE: $9.99Download from iTunes1. Photogene Photogene is another app that often gets a nod from professional photographers. It’s easy to see why. Like Photoshop Touch and Photo Forge, Photogene is a feature-packed app that supports the kind of workflow that pros need to tone, resize and adjust their photos. And again, like those apps, it’s easy to use and reasonably priced. Of all the pro-level iPad photo-editing apps, Photogene seems to have packed the most options in. Unlike Photoshop Touch, Photogene doesn’t support layers or making granular selections within an image, but it more than makes up for those shortcomings with a huge selection of manual and preset editing options. You can do the one-size-fits-all Instagram-style filter or make modifications manually. Photogene lets you FTP images to a server, which will allow it to fit into the workflow of pros on the go. PROS: A wide range of adjustments, filters, effects, presets and export options, including FTP. CONS: No layers PRICE: $2.99Download from iTunesOther Noteworthy Options There are plenty of other options. Apple’s iPhoto and Aviary’s iPad app (which is free) both deserve serious consideration by anybody who wants to edit photos on their tablet. Luminance and Gridditor are worthy of the hype they’ve received recently as well. Which iPad photo-editing app is best for you? It depends on how serious of a photographer you are, how much control you want, and how much you’re willing to pay for an app. Photogene, Photoshop Touch and Photo Forge 2 are good enough to work for pros (most of whom will undoubtedly still turn to the desktop for serious editing needs), but all of the above options are accessible enough to be used by beginners.Lead photo by Flickr user nayukim. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology