Warriors scout prospective No. 1 draft pick, who is ruled ineligible by the NCAA

first_imgWit and wisdom from Grandma Part II:Grandma said that when she met Grandpa, it was love at first sight. So dumbstruck was Grandpa that Grandma told him, “When your eyes get full, use your pockets.”Here’s hoping the Warriors brass who embarked Tuesday on a roadie to scout James Wiseman in Portland packed their pockets. CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device Wiseman? He is a 7-1, 240-pound center, a specimen and a half who is the …last_img

Video: Thank You World!

first_img“You arrived with open minds. And embraced the spirit of Africa …” South Africa thanks all the teams and fans who visited the country “for helping make the 2010 Fifa World Cup one the world will never forget”.Click arrow to play video.last_img

First generation corn borer management in non-Bt corn

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest European corn borer (ECB) was once our most important corn insect, but its population has decreased over the past 20 years, likely due to Bt-corn that provides excellent protection. For this and other various reasons, many farms have switched to corn that does not contain Bt proteins to control ECB and other caterpillar pests. Keep in mind that ECB is not an extinct species — we can find ECB still flying around. This year, we have seen ECB feeding in conventional corn.ECB has two generations per year. Currently, we are seeing larval feeding on the leaves and in the whorl. Soon, and if not already, these larvae will tunnel through the stalk where they will usually continue to feed and pupate. Adults will emerge in late July-early August.Growers of conventional corn should inspect their fields for the characteristic shot hole damage (see figure). If found, you may see larvae feeding in the whorl—you may need to pull the whorl out of a couple of damaged plants to check. Although challenging, larvae in the whorl that are in the third instar or less (usually no bigger than half an inch) are still vulnerable to insecticide application.If the larvae are not in the whorl, they may have died, or worse, tunneled in the stalk. Look for the appearance of sawdust like frass, which ECB larvae leave on the outside while tunneling. Once they bore into the stalk, then control is difficult, if not impossible.As a guide, we recommend treatment for first generation ECB when 75%  to 80% of the corn shows shot hole damage, and that larvae can be seen in the whorl (i.e. have not bored into the stalk). There are many chemicals that can control ECB (see our bulletin: https://agcrops.osu.edu/publications/control-insect-pests-field-crops-bulletin-545), although granular forms tend to be more effective than liquid.last_img read more

FAA Pondering Gate-To-Gate Policy For Gadgets On Airplanes

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#smartphones#tablets dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Soon, you may not have to stow that gadget when you’re on an airplane waiting to take off. A forthcoming report from a Federal Aviation Administration working group will likely recommend lifting the ban on the use of electronic devices during takeoff and landing.According to The Wall Street Journal, the report will recommend the allowance of “gate to gate” gadget use, meaning you won’t have to pack away that book you are reading on your iPad or Kindle after you have taken your seat on an airplane. This will be a massive departure from almost the last 50 years of FAA policy that banned the use of electronic devices on flights fearing that emissions from the devices would play havoc with airplanes navigation instruments.The report will specifically address the use of devices in low-altitude situations (below 10,000 feet) and recommend that they be used in “airplane mode.” Cellular phone calls will still likely be prohibited during take off and landing.Gadgets are much different now than when the policy was created in 1966. The emissions from devices’ internal components are drastically less then they used to be – even from five to ten years ago – and wireless transmissions are now confined to defined, narrow spectrums.The report will likely recommend three types of gadget regulations in place of the current ban during takeoff and landing based on the type and age of the aircraft and how well it has met certain regulations. Older aircraft with limited protections will continue with a similar pre-flight announcement that flyers are used to hearing, telling them when it is OK to switch on their devices. On the other end of the spectrum, planes that have met all safety regulations will announce that, “This aircraft tolerates emissions from electrical devices for all phases of flight.” Other planes will allow gate-to-gate use of gadgets unless specifically told not to do so by the flight crew.The report will urge the FAA to set standards that new planes be able to handle most, if not all, gadget use by 2015.Top image courtesy Shutterstock.last_img read more

Last chance for Mumbai Indians

Ahead of Messi’s Kolkata game, hoardings show Paraguay team instead of Venezuela

first_imgEven as Kolkata geared up for the much-awaited friendly football match between two South American rivals — Argentina and Venezuela — an embarrassing organisational goof-up has dampened the build-up to the historic game.Hoardings across the city advertising the game carried pictures of the Paraguay team instead of Venezuela. The Paraguay team in the red and white jersey, instead of Venezuela in their all red kit, have been depicted next to the Argentine team.Surprisingly, the organisers — Celebrity Management Group — denied any wrongdoing on their part. They blamed the website from where they downloaded the images. They claimed the official website of Venezuela football carried these pictures so they used them on the hoardings.While the organisers hide behind flimsy excuses, the Venezuelan team were remarkably unruffled by the goof-up.Venezuela coach Cesar Farias said, “It’s a normal situation because we are traditionally called Cinderella team in South America, referring to a team who has less possibilities. Some of these situations where we are not taken seriously are because Argentina are shown a lot of importance.”The Venezuelans might have chosen to overlook the error, but ahead of a football game of such historic importance to India the mistake reflects poorly on a nation looking to improve its standing in the world of football.last_img read more

Carnival Eyes Canaveral as Homeport for New Ship

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Cruise Line has reached an agreement in principle with the Canaveral Port Authority on a new terminal able to accommodate its new 180,000-ton ship set to debut in 2020.The terms of the agreement are expected to be included on the agenda of the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners’ meeting on August 29, 2018.If approved, the agreement will clear the way for Carnival Cruise Line’s plans to homeport the as-yet-unnamed 5,286-lower berth ship at Port Canaveral.“We are very excited about the prospects of homeporting our largest ship at Port Canaveral, a valued business partner for more than 25 years,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.The vessel, the largest ever constructed for the line, will be the first North American-based cruise ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), part of Carnival Corporation’s “green cruising” design platform.Construction of the 180,000-ton cruise ship is scheduled to begin in November 2018 with the official steel-cutting ceremony at the Meyer-Werft shipyard in Turku, Finland.The line currently has three year-round ships based in Port Canaveral carrying upwards of 650,000 passengers a year. In October, Carnival Cruise Line will also reposition the newer Carnival Breeze to homeport at Port Canaveral.last_img read more

Nepals poor air safety record

first_imgAn airplane takes off at the international airport in Kathmandu on 13 March, 2018, near the wreckage of a US-Bangla Airlines plane that crashed on 12 March. Photo: AFPThe crash-landing of a passenger plane at Kathmandu airport that killed 49 people has put Nepal’s aviation safety record in the spotlight once again.Air travel is popular in the poor Himalayan country, but its mountainous terrain, poor regulation and a lack of investment in planes and infrastructure have led to large numbers of accidents over the years.Here are five things to know about flying in Nepal:- Poor national record -There have been 27 fatal plane crashes in Nepal in the past three decades — an average of almost one per year, according to the independent Aviation Safety Network database.More than 20 of these occurred in the last decade alone and seven killed 18 people or more.All its airlines are barred from flying in European Union airspace.The majority of crashes happened at small domestic airports where pilots negotiated small planes onto tiny strips of tarmac — in some cases hewn into steep mountainsides.But the worst have occurred at Kathmandu’s single-runway airport, which services both international and domestic routes.In 1992, two planes crashed near Kathmandu within just two months of one another, killing a total of 280 people.- Capital overstretched -Aviation experts say challenging terrain is a key reason for the high accident rate in Kathmandu.Nepal’s only international airport sits in a narrow valley 1,338 metres above sea level, meaning planes have a relatively tight space to turn in.The airport also lacks the sophisticated radar technology found elsewhere in the world, forcing pilots to navigate by sight, known as a non-precision landing.The airport has only one runway, so planes have to remain in long holding patterns in the air — a problem that has only worsened in recent years.Nepal Airlines pilot Vijay Lama said Kathmandu provided the “basic minimum” and congestion at the airport was “creating havoc”.- Lack of investment -Investment in Nepal’s aviation sector has failed to keep pace with the boom in commercial flights — both international and domestic.Tiny Nepal, with a population of just 30 million, has 11 domestic airlines, almost as many as giant neighbour India.Plans to upgrade airports in major tourist destinations Pokhara and Lumbini for international flights have been in limbo for years.- Mountain landings -Although most of the biggest accidents have occurred in Kathmandu, most pilots acknowledge that the precipitous landing strips high in the Himalayas are the toughest to negotiate.Lukla — the gateway to Mount Everest — has been dubbed the world’s most dangerous airport, requiring the pilot to navigate through narrow mountain gorges before landing on a steep runway just 500 metres (yards) long with precipitous drops on either side.In 2008 a passenger plane crashed on landing at Lukla, killing everyone on board except the pilot.”The country’s beautiful but rugged terrain makes the safety of air operations more challenging than in other areas of the world,” says the International Civil Aviation Organization, a UN special agency.- Lessons not learned -Some experts accuse Nepal’s civil aviation authority of failing to act on recommendations from past crash investigations.Lama, the pilot, said investigations teams usually did not widely circulate their conclusions, making it difficult for the industry to learn lessons.But UK-based aviation expert Andrew Blackie, part of a team that investigated a crash in Nepal’s south in 2016, said resources were an issue.”In Nepal there are some very tough choices about where the government is spending its money… they are very aware that an expensive investigation means less money spent on other things,” he said.last_img read more

YouTube to Launch Tool to Detect ReUploaded Videos Automatically

first_img Popular on Variety YouTube could be about to make a big step toward solving a longtime irritation for creators: It’s about to roll out a tool that will identify videos that are stolen and reposted by someone else — and let the original creator pull the ripoffs down.After almost a year in beta-testing, YouTube’s new Copyright Match tool is scheduled to launch next week for creators with more than 100,000 subscribers. With the new system, after a user uploads a video — and YouTube verifies it as the first iteration of the video — YouTube will scan other videos uploaded to the service to see if any of them are the same (or very similar).When the Copyright Match tool finds a match, the ID’s video will show up in a “Matches” tab in the tool. Creators can opt to do one of the three things: nothing, leaving up the matching video; contact the other creator; or request that YouTube remove the video. YouTube will review takedown requests to ensure they comply with its copyright policies. “We know how frustrating it is when your content is uploaded to other channels without your permission and how time consuming it can be to manually search for these re-uploads,” Fabio Magagna, who oversees the Copyright Match tool as product manager at YouTube. “We currently provide a number of ways for copyright owners to protect their work, but we’ve heard from creators that we should do more and we agree.”YouTube has long had an automated copyright-flagging system in place called Content ID. It also has a standard form for anyone to lodge copyright-infringement complaints. But the Copyright Match tool is different from Content ID because it’s designed especially for YouTube creators who have problems with unauthorized re-uploads, according to Magagna. That said, he added that Copyright Match does use similar matching technology used by Content ID.YouTube is encouraging users to keep in mind that in some cases, reposted or repurposed clips of their videos could be considered fair use — and therefore wouldn’t constitute a copyright violation. In addition, YouTube noted, creators shouldn’t file takedown requests for content they didn’t originally create or don’t own exclusively, such as public-domain content.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Honeymoon over for Modi Sarkar

first_imgWill the Bharatiya Janata Party’s rout in the Delhi assembly elections change the Modi-led government’s equation with regional parties, particularly  allies like the Shiv Sena and Akali Dal? Does the saffron party’s stunning defeat mark the end of the Modi-led government’s honeymoon period? The answers to both questions are in the affirmative.The first indication of the BJP’s changing equations with its allies came from Maharashtra. Reacting to the Delhi poll results, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray sarcastically commented that the “Delhi tsunami is bigger than the Modi wave”. Shiv Sena has been a long time ally of the BJP. However, a long bargain with the BJP over government formation in Maharastra has caused a deep strain within their relationship. Also Read – Gateway of criminal justiceThackeray’s latest remarks about the ‘Modi wave’ and BJP’s dependence on Shiv Sena to retain power in Maharashtra will strengthen his bargaining power. Such acts may cause tensions between the ruling allies. Their respective political compulsions, however, may prevent them from parting ways for now. Power acts as an adhesive between estranged allies. The complex relationship between the saffron party and its second major ally Akali Dal has also been undergoing changes, depending on their performances in successive elections. Also Read – Turning a blind eyeIn the 2007 assembly elections, Parkash Singh Badal-led Akali Dal failed to secure a majority. The party formed the government with support from its ally BJP, whose highest ever tally of 16 MLAs, gave it a decisive say in how their government functioned.In the 2012 elections, the Akali Dal-BJP alliance unexpectedly won a majority and formed the government. The BJP’s reduced tally, however, affected its bargaining power vis-à-vis its senior ally. But after the Modi-led government took office in 2014, the BJP started to reassert itself. Some prominent BJP leaders even criticised the authoritarian style of Deputy Chief Minister and Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal’, alleging that he had converted the state police into his party’s political wing. Alternating positions of power among the allies has caused much strain in their relationship. In fact, some BJP leaders are pressing their senior party leaders to part ways with the Akalis. The Modi-led government’s hitherto failure to aid the bankrupt Punjab government has dismayed senior Akali leaders. The Modi-led government has been pressing the state government to maintain financial discipline, which is further aggravating its acute financial crisis. The BJP’s debacle in the Delhi Assembly elections is bound to give the Akali leadership in Punjab the upper hand. Notwithstanding the tensions generated by conflicting interests, the ruling allies are not likely to part ways during the “lifetime of Parkash Singh Badal”. Even after AAP’s sweeping victory in Delhi, Badal claimed that Modi’s image had not taken any beating.             The signs of the end of honeymoon period for the Modi-led  government had begun only three months after it took office. Some national dailies have now declared that the Delhi Assembly elections demonstrated the end of the Modi government’s honeymoon period.Ordinarily, elections in India would seldom draw international media attention. But the outcome of Delhi elections has drawn adverse comments against Modi and BJP from several international newspapers. In an editorial, The New York Times said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been brought down to earth by domestic politics. He and his Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, were crushed in the election Tuesday for New Delhi’s 70-member state assembly, winning three seats while the upstart Aam Aadmi Party, or AAP, captured the rest…Since sweeping to power last year with the biggest national victory in three decades, Mr. Modi and the BJP have generated an aura of invincibility, winning a succession of other state elections….So far there has been little concrete return and as the Delhi election suggested, people are growing frustrated.”Pursuing the politics of personality, Modi preferred to visit foreign countries to build his international image rather than initiate economic reforms. He also invited US president Barack Obama to India. What must have shocked Modi and the BJP, however, was his “friend” Obama’s words of caution against forces trying to use religion for splintering Indian society. Addressing a town hall meeting Obama said “India will succeed so long as it is not splintered along lines of religious faith, and is unified as one nation…….  Our countries freedom of religion is written into our founding documents……Our diversity is our strength and we have to guard against any efforts to divide ourselves along sectarian lines or any other lines.”Though RSS, Modi’s ideological mentor, must have been angered by Obama’s advice, the prime minister, as usual, maintained silence.Some of Modi’s utterances during his Delhi election meetings have not only dented his image but also brought down the stature of the country’s highest office. He made remarks unbecoming of a prime minister against Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal. In contrast, Kejriwal used dignified language against his opponents. Using the time-tested formula of “admit faults quickly and smile more often”, Kejriwal won the hearts of  Delhi electorate and secured a whopping 67 out of 70 assembly seats.Not caring for the time-tested maxim that humility begets love and respect, while arrogance breeds hatred and repulsion, the BJP leadership had to bite the dust in Delhi. Modi had once described the national capital as representative of what India feels. The outcome of the Delhi polls, therefore, is a clear warning signal for the saffron party and Modi. IPAlast_img read more

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