QPR to attend work permit hearing for South Korean defender

first_imgQPR are due attend a work permit hearing for South Korea left-back Yun Suk-young on Tuesday morning.The club’s owners are keen for manager Harry Redknapp to sign the 22-year-old, who currently plays for Korean outfit Chunnam Dragons.Rangers chief scout Ian Broomfield watched Yun in action during last summer’s Olympics in London.Meanwhile, Redknapp is confident QPR are close to signing at least one of the centre-backs they have been pursuing.Click here for today’s QPR quiz See also:QPR confirm signing of Korean defenderRedknapp: Liverpool watched 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Sharks ramblings: Erik Karlsson, Mitch Marner and a possible Plan B

first_imgSAN JOSE — Even if Erik Karlsson is one-and-done as a Sharks player, even if he leaves as a free agent this summer, Doug Wilson will have an opportunity to bring another difference-maker to San Jose.This could be the most intriguing offseason in NHL history. In addition to a handful of big names slated to hit unrestricted free agency — Karlsson, Joe Pavelski, Artemi Panarin, Matt Duchene and Jeff Skinner — an unprecedented class of restricted free agents will be seeking new contracts.It is …last_img

Elephants Equipped with 4WD

first_imgAn elephant is built like a four-wheel drive vehicle, say scientists from the Royal Veterinary College in London.  Unlike other mammals, which divide acceleration and braking between the front and rear legs, “power is applied independently to each limb,” reported PhysOrg from a paper in PNAS.1“Elephant limbs operate analogously to four-wheel-drive vehicles,” the authors stated unabashedly in their paper.  “Although the four limbs share qualitatively equivalent mechanical functions (i.e., their contributions to braking and propulsion are proportionately similar, not skewed toward one or the other), elephant locomotor mechanics are dominated by the forelimbs, which do more work and contribute more power to the CoM [Center of Mass].”The benefits of independent leg control come at the cost of lower effective mechanical advantage, requiring more energy at higher speeds, the authors explained.  That’s why elephants do not run very fast for very long.  Another study published by the University of Manchester last fall, however, said counterintuitively that “Large, lumbering animals such as elephants move much more efficiently than small, agile ones such as mice” (see PhysOrg).  In fact, contrary to man-made vehicles, “bigger animals move three and a half times more efficiently than smaller ones.”  This comes from having upright posture and more spring in the step.The reduced mechanical advantage from four-leg drive needs to be seen in context.  Another study reported by Royal Veterinary team last month in PhysOrg said that an “elephant’s movements are extremely economical.”  They compared it to mice and men:2 “Consuming a minimum of 0.8J/kg/m, an elephant’s cost of transport is 1/3 that of humans and 1/30 that of mice.”They also examined whether elephant locomotion at higher speeds is best described as walking or running.  It’s both, depending on the definition.  They observed that, running or walking, elephants keep a remarkably even keel.  Watch an elephant’s shoulder next time you see one at a trot.  The scientists measured this, and found that “the elephant’s centre of mass bounces less than other animals’, reducing the giant’s cost of transport.”From the baby elephant walk to the bull run, the gait of the elephant appears well designed for its four ton bulk.  None of the papers said anything about how this independent leg control might have evolved.  The PNAS paper, however, made one astonishing admission about evolution.  The authors essentially said that a contradiction to evolutionary expectations was somehow due to evolution anyway: “Functional equivalence of all four limbs is in contradiction to our previous findings, which assumed some functional similarity between the limbs of elephants and other mammals.  This equivalence seems to be a unique specialization of elephants that relates to their unique size, range of habitats, and evolutionary history.”  That statement did not include any references to evidence of fossil transitional forms going from rear-leg to four-leg design.1.  Ren, Miller, Lair and Hutchinson, “Integration of biomechanical compliance, leverage, and power in elephant limbs,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online March 29, 2010, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0911396107.2.  Recall from the 11/18/2004 entry that human anatomy is remarkably well adapted for distance running.That lone reference to evolution was disgusting.  Did you catch that?  They used zero evidence to support evolution.  (Again.)  If unique traits can be attributed to “evolutionary history” as much as homologous traits can, Darwin has rigged a scam.  It’s the old heads-I-win-tails-you-lose trick.If anything, elephants have devolved.  The fossil record shows larger, more powerful members of the elephant family – the wooly mammoths, and several other robust behemoths no longer with us.  We can appreciate the design of the sport utility vehicles still around, and only wonder at the humvees and tanks of the past.  And just imagine the power of the dinosaurs, like the gigantic Titanosaurs.  The Creator knew how to move a lot of mass around with efficiency and grace; after all, he created the laws of physics, too.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Field Day with Jordan Hoewischer: Hope for Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentIn the latest episode of Field Day with Jordan Hoewischer, Ohio Farm Bureau’s Director of Water Quality and Research steers from those topics as he talks with Marissa Mulligan, policy outreach fellow for the Ohio Farm Bureau, about an epidemic many in Ohio are drowning in – the opioid crisis.Hoewischer and Mulligan discussed the impact of the opioid epidemic in rural communities and how Ohio Farm Bureau is helping by hosting Hope for Ohio events around the state. Hope for Ohio is a series of regional events that focus on peer-to-peer prevention strategies at a local level.Field Day with Jordan Hoewischer is an ongoing series of conversations with experts and leaders who are helping to shape and secure the future of Ohio’s ag industry for generations to come.Following are some highlights from this episode. Complete transcript Q: How has the opioid crisis bubbled up to the top as such a widespread issue not only in Ohio but around the country?A: The statistics alone are pretty overwhelming. So, drug overdose, accidental drug overdose is the number one cause of death in Ohio. It’s surpassed car accidents. The national average for overdose deaths per 100,000 people ages 15 to 64 is 22.5. Ohio’s average is 39.5. We rank third in the nation behind West Virginia and New Hampshire. In some of the southern counties where it’s hit really hard those numbers can reach 66.1 and Brown County is 70.8. It’s a huge issue. 72,000 people died in 2017 due to accidental overdose.Q: Why Farm Bureau? We know that we have that rural tie but what can Farm Bureau do to help move the needle on this issue?A: I think our members really came to us because there’s not only that personal connection but there’s also that business aspect. It’s really hard for them to hire people that can pass drug tests. I have a friend that’s literally facing this every day. She hauls manure and she can’t have someone driving her trucks that can’t pass a drug test. I think a lot of farmers are facing that issue. I think that’s why they really came to us and said, you know, there’s something that we need to do here. We’ve really fallen into the role of youth led prevention because I think that’s where we can help the best as an organization and touch the people that we already have strong communication with.Q: How do we overcome negative connotations about people who struggle with drug abuse and misuse and share what is happening?A: I’ve been really encouraging people to look at the (Ohio Opioid Education Alliance) Denial, Ohio campaign. It’s really good. Everyone should look it up. They gave me a stat one day that 66 percent of people think that the opioid crisis is an issue. But only 19 percent of that 66 percent actually think that it could be an issue for their family. So I think there’s a huge disconnect between it being an issue and that issue will never come to my family, which is just not true.Click here for more information about the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance’s Denial, Ohio campaign.To learn more about the Farm Town Strong campaign, a collaboration between American Farm Bureau and National Farmers Union, click here.   Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Judge Orders Disclosure Of Classified Surveillance-Court Documents

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A secret U.S. intelligence court has ordered the Justice Department to declassify court documents from 2008 that reportedly outline Yahoo’s arguments against turning over customer data to government investigators.The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which oversees domestic surveillance of foreign nationals in largely secret proceedings, agreed to Yahoo’s request to release its official ruling and legal briefs filed in the 2008 case. In that case, Yahoo reportedly objected to federal demands for customer data, arguing that such requests violated its customers’ constitutional protection against warrantless searches.See also: Documents Show PRISM Reaches Directly Inside Internet FirmsIt is not clear whether the 2008 case specifically involved the reported National Security Agency surveillance program known as PRISM, in which Internet companies like Yahoo have reportedly provided broad data access to the government. The Washington Post reported last month that PRISM enlisted its first corporate partner—Microsoft—in May 2007.In any event, the intelligence court’s 2008 ruling reportedly rejected Yahoo’s argument and compelled it to comply with federal data requests. But that order, along with the pro and con arguments raised by parties in the case, were subsequently classified. Yahoo, in fact, couldn’t even disclose the fact that it was a party in the case until last month.The Daily Dot first reported news of the court’s declassification decision. The Web site notes that Yahoo’s victory is only the second known civilian win before the intelligence court.See also: Yahoo Reports Its Data Request NumbersThe government has until the end of the month to review the documents, and can redact parts it deems “properly classified information.” As of this moment, Yahoo is the only major tech company known to have legally objected to government surveillance efforts, although others could conceivably remain bound by gag orders similar to the one that silenced Yahoo until recently.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… say sahmedsaymediacom Tags:#nsa#Prism#surveillance#Yahoo last_img read more

8 Must-Have Cinematography Apps

first_imgThese cinematography apps have all the tools a DP needs on set. From camera guides to data calculators, use these tools to make your cinematography absolutely stunning.Every cinematographer needs quick reference guides handy for every shoot. With all the camera options, you may forget which menu has the features you are looking for. Maybe you need to calculate exactly where the sun will be on set. With these cinematography apps, you’ll have the tools you need to pull of amazing shots.1. Digital Cinema Pocket GuidesThe Digital Cinema Pocket Guides from The Black and Blue are some of the best tools you can have in your DP arsenal. Any cinematographer can quickly fly through these guides to help them find that obscure menu they can’t find. There are guides for 30 different cameras. You can download them to your phone or tablet, or print them to keep on set.These camera guides are designed for camera operators with an easy-to-read layout. This allows you to quickly find what you need so you can get back to shooting.Compatible with iOS, OSX, Android, and Windows devices. Also compatible with paper, because you can print them.  The guides are $0.99 each, or you can buy the entire bundle for half the price at $14.85.2. Artemis Director’s ViewfinderArtemis Director’s Viewfinder from Chemical Wedding is an awesome cinematography app that allows you to replicate the viewfinder of any camera. This app is great for blocking, location scouting, and even making storyboards. The app is even used by legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC.It’s great having Artemis on my iPhone. Since I always have my phone with me, I always have a viewfinder at hand. Not only convenient but extremely accurate. – Roger DeakinsRequires Android or iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. Available in the App Store for $29.99 and Play Store for $29.99.3. pCam Film + Digital PropCam Film + Digital Pro from Thin Man is one of the most-praised apps in the industry. In fact, the app won an Emmy for Engineering. The app was originally created in 1998 for the Palm PDA. Before you are turned off by the price, know that this is seriously a beast of an app. Even the reviews are phenomenal.The app includes: Depth of Field, Field of View, Angle of View, Sensor Sizes, Focal Length Matching, Exposure, Shooting to Screen Time, HMI Flicker-Free, Color Correction, Diopter, Time Lapse, Underwater Distance, Beam Intensity, Light Coverage, Conversion Calculator, Insert Slate, Focus Chart, and so much more. This app has almost everything you need.Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. Available in the App Store for $29.99.4. AJA DataCalcAJA DataCalc by AJA Video Systems allows you to put in your camera settings to calculate the storage requirements needed. You can enter the time you need in days, hour, seconds, or even down to number of frames. Then by putting in the type of format you are shooting on (RAW, ProRes, Etc.) and the resolution (720, 1080, 4K) the calculator will determine how many GB or TB of storage you will need.Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. Available in the App Store for FREE.5. Helios Sun and Moon Position CalculatorHelios Sun and Moon Position Calculator by Chemical Wedding is a solid Sun and Moon position calculator that recently got a great update. The app even works without a network connection. There are tons of sun calculators out there, but this is one of the best.The app has 7 modes to track the sun:HelioMeter – representing the direction of the sun on a compass dial, also indicating elevation and shadow length.Virtual Sun View – showing the sun’s path overlaid onto the live camera imageSun Path view which shows the path of the sun the old-fashioned wayMap View – showing the direction of the sun overlaid onto a map of the locationSky View – a representation of the sun’s path across the skyInclinometer- determines at which times the sun will be at a certain elevation.Compass – showing the azimuth of the sun in both degrees and time of dayRequires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. Available in the App Store for $29.99.6. Shot ListerShot Lister from Reel Apps is a professional shot list and scheduling app. With the Pro version, you can upload a script and start breaking down shots, even adding storyboards to each shot. There’s the ability to categorize each shot to include the type of shot and the gear needed – lighting, lenses, and more. You can also schedule out your shoot and sync the app with your entire crew.Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple Watch. Available in the App Store for $13.99.7. theGripApptheGripApp by Darcy Schlitt is the ultimate guide for all things related to the grip department. As cinematographer, you’ll need to direct the grip department to set up all of their gear to your needs. This app will give you a breakdown of all sorts of grip terms and tools.Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Available in the App Store for $7.99.8. Google Street ViewNot only is Google Street View great for finding locations, you can now create 360-degree panoramas. You can scout and visit locations, take a 360-photo, and the app will index your photo and location.If you need to show off the location to the director, simply pull up the app and use your phone to turn around 360-degrees. The app is also compatible with Google Cardboard, giving you instant virtual-reality locations. The app also features other user’s photos, so your location scouting can also be done from the comfort of your desk.Compatible with iOS, OSX, Android. Available in the App Store and Google Play Store for FREE.Use any great apps we left off this list? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Courts in Odisha sitting on huge backlog of cases

first_imgOdisha courts are sitting on a massive backlog of more than 15 lakh cases while the rate of case disposal does not appear to be very encouraging.As on October 31, the Orissa High Court had a backlog of 1.5 lakh cases whereas the lower judiciary was dealing with 14.1 lakh cases.Law Minister Pratap Jena told the Assembly in a written reply that the Orissa HC had disposed of 63,236 cases in 2018 — a decline in the rate of disposal compared with the rates in 2017 and 2016.In 2017, the HC had delivered a verdict in 74,798 cases, whereas 71,474 cases were disposed of in 2016. Of the 1,50,938 pending cases in the High Court, as many as 21,659 had been pending for 10 years or more. And 3,796 cases had been pending for more than two decades. “The HC is taking appropriate steps to reduce the backlog,” said Mr. Jena.In the High Court, 14 judge positions are lying vacant, which is said to be the prime reason behind the high pendency of cases.In the lower judiciary, the rate of case disposal has been decreasing while pending cases have touched 14.1 lakh. In 2018, only 2.5 lakh cases could be disposed of compared to 3.6 lakh in 2017 and 4.6 lakh in 2016.As many as 25 district level judge positions are vacant in the lower judiciary. In the senior civil judge category, 34 posts are lying vacant and 89 posts do not have civil judges.Despite the huge backlog, only two candidates among lawyers were found to be fit for recruitment as additional district judges this year.last_img read more

London Olympics 2012: Playing on left court will benefit Leander Paes

first_imgOne of the concerns when Leander Paes and Sania Mirza were named as the mixed doubles pair for the London Olympics was their combination on the court.Sania and Paes are excellent deuce (right) court players which mean that one of them will have to change to left court. With mixed doubles being India’s best bet for a tennis medal in the Olympics, the two will have to be spot on with their combination.The problem would not have surfaced had Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania played in mixed doubles as the former is a left court player.SP Misra, who has been appointed the non-playing captain for the London Games, for one thinks that Paes should stick to the deuce (right) court and Sania should change to left.”I feel Sania should play from the ad court. She has solid ground strokes and with her good returns she will be able to support Leander from that side. Leander’s strength has been playing from the deuce court and he need not change,” said Misra, a former Davis Cupper.Misra also pointed out that Paes has seldom played from the ad court. “He has played with various partners on the international circuit, but he has always played from the right side,” he added.However, it may be recalled that when Paes and Sania played at the Doha Asian Games, one of the few occasions when the two joined hands, it was the former who changed his preferred side and played from the left. The two returned with a gold medal.advertisementThe same debate raged when Paes and Sania played at the 2010 Commonwealth Games at home. This time the opposite happened. Paes played from the right and Sania changed to left. The experiment did not work out as they suffered a shock exit in the quarter-finals. Paes and Sania have not played together since then.While Paes has spoken to his men’s doubles partner Vishnu Vardhan and will play with him at the World Team Tennis event in USA, there has been no communication between him and Sania.last_img read more