GIVEN the current interest in Futsal locally, the Guyana Futsal Association (GFA) is stepping up its registration of clubs all across Guyana.The GFA is a registered affiliate association of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), which was established to exclusively spearhead the professional development and administration of Futsal in Guyana.A release from the Futsal Association which is headed by Linden businessman Kenrick Noel states that registered clubs have the privilege/benefit from becoming familiarised with Futsal as a discipline of the Global Football industry.The clubs will receive technical assistance from the GFA as well as engaging in tournaments and competitions organised and approved by the Association and will also attend training workshops, retreats and other educational activities.“Since Guyana is yet to seriously acknowledge Sports, and in particular football, as an instrument for Social Cohesion and Economic Development, the GFA is optimistic that this registration exercise would pave the way for clubs, sponsors, and other stakeholders to become motivated towards elevating Futsal locally to new heights,” the release stated.Interested individuals, club owners and executives can contact any of the GFA’s executives; president Noel (687-4680), first vice-president Mark Young (621-1313), secretary Rawle Adams (623-3323) and treasurer Aubrey Major Jr. (691-5460).
MASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors on a split vote approved amending their policies for the continuation of health insurance for retiring employees and for elected officials leaving office.The supervisors 20 years ago approved a program where certain retirees could obtain county-paid single health insurance, with the program being cut off for any non-bargaining employees hired after 2010 and union members hired after 2011.The county’s director of administrative services Tom Meyer says if everybody took the program when they could, the max premiums in today’s dollars is $4.4 million over 30 years as the program runs out and winds down. Meyer says the county’s insurance broker says that could have a big impact in the future for the county. “His projections, based on if everybody takes the program when they can at the age they could, we’d probably have to address at some point not a normal premium increase but we have to address the increased claims that come with more people on the plan. Once again, those are variable, but we’re looking at 10 years down the road or more, but there would have to probably be some adjustments in how much money is going into the plan because we are self funded.”Supervisor Casey Callanan says the insurance benefit is not self-sustaining. “Our legal counsel represents about 60 counties. There’s not one county in the state of Iowa that has a legal benefit like this. It’s just not financially sustainable is what it comes down to, and the only way to address it is to have it sunset, raise taxes, cut services, pass the money on to our current employees that are on the plan. Right now we don’t require our employees, individuals, to contribute anything into health insurance. I looked at a million different options as to how to potentially make this viable, and I wasn’t able to find one.”Callanan says as an elected official, he feels the supervisors have a fiduciary responsibility to the taxpayers. “They are the ones that are funding this. As badly as I feel for the employees that are just going to be miss out on this, unfortunately I feel worse for the taxpayers of Cerro Gordo County that are funding employees to be retired for up to seven years with a pretty rich benefit. This is not a knock on our employees, our employees work hard and do a good job. It’s not something that we started, but it’s something we need to address.”Supervisor Tim Latham voted against the resolutions. “I understand where Casey is coming from, I understand where the employees are coming from. I talked to a dozen easily and addressed another two dozen e-mails to people yesterday. This is probably one of the toughest things that’s come forward to us.”Latham wanted to delay the board’s decision for two weeks to see if there was a better solution for all parties involved. “I know we’ve talked a lot about out, but I’d like to sit down — it does say we can kill it in 60 days, but I’m not looking to do that, but I’d like to maybe modify the program to make it more feasible. Maybe put half a dozen or a dozen people together that are going to be involved in this and maybe sit down and talk about it.”Callanan and Chris Watts voted to approve resolutions to sunset the insurance policy, while Latham was the lone no vote.
A couple of years ago the oldest Palin son was accused of beating up his father.The Palins, married for 31 years, have asked for joint custody of young est son, 11-year-old Trig.Sarah Palin, 55, was elected governor of Alaska in 2006.The marriage of Sarah and Todd, a commercial fisherman, snowmachine racer and oil field worker, was frequently on display in TV interviews, reality shows, books and other media appearances.Palin resigned as governor in 2009. The former first family of Alaska is breaking up. According to divorce papers, Sarah and Todd Palin’s marriage is over.In the court documents, Todd Palin cites incompatibility of temperament as a couple. That is similar to “irreconcilable differences.”The Palin family became well known after then Governor Sarah Palin was tapped to be John McCain’s Vice Presidential running mate in 2008.
Image Courtesy: AFP/APAdvertisement 401kNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsi1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb2zya( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 57Would you ever consider trying this?😱yniakCan your students do this? 🌚80voRoller skating! Powered by Firework The 15th edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament is imminent on and from September 2020, and Pakistan is scheduled to be the host country. However the Indian Cricket Team, who lifted the trophy in the last edition of the championship back in 2018 in Dubai, are not to be the ‘defending champions’ this year, because the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have made it official that Team India will not be setting foot in their immediate neighbouring country.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/APThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been on a verbal feud with the BCCI in the recent past. From raising question on security to declaring India ‘unsafe’ for cricket, PCB received fire straight from the BCCI vice president Mahim Verma, who openly stated to PCB: “They should look at security in their own country first and think about it first. We are capable enough to handle our country and security here.”Established in 1983, the Asian Cricket Council inaugurated announced the commencement of Asia Cup, a bi-annual ODI and T20 international championship, with its motto being to ‘promote goodwill between Asian countries.’ As of now, India has been crowned the champions most, with 7 times, with the last trophy in 2018 by defeating Bangladesh in the final.Advertisement After the announcement of their bitter rivals as the host country for the T20 tournament, a BCCI official said in a recent interview that the hitch lies on the option of a ‘neutral venue’, and not Pakistan itself as the hosts.“The question isn’t about the PCB hosting the tournament. It is about the venue and as things stand now, it is quite clear that we would need a neutral venue. There is no way that an Indian team can visit Pakistan to even participate in a multi-nation event like the Asia Cup.” the official told IANS.Advertisement However, he further stated that India’s possibility to be a part of the tournament depends on the venue, and the defending champions are not to see eye to eye as Pakistan as the hosts.“If the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is ok with an Asia Cup minus India then it is a different ball game. But if India is to participate in the Asia Cup, then the venue cannot be Pakistan,” he added.A similar situation happened in the last edition of Asia Cup, where Pakistan was reluctant to send their cricket team to the formerly selected hosts India. However, the ACC finally shifted the venue to Dubai, and the official recalled on this incident: “A neutral venue is always an option. BCCI did it in 2018.”Also read-Rashid Latif appeals to Sourav Ganguly to reignite India-Pak cricketing ties Advertisement
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus won eight of the 24 County Activities of Excellence awards presented by the American Farm Bureau.The awards celebrate unique, local, volunteer-driven programming and serve as models of innovation for local program development. The winning counties receive a grant to fund participation in the Farm Bureau CAE Showcase at the 2020 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show in Austin, Texas in January. AFBF received more than 100 entries across all membership categories.“For Ohio to lead the way again with CAE winners speaks to the hard work and commitment of our county Farm Bureaus,” said Paul Lyons, vice president of membership for Ohio Farm Bureau. “These award-winning local community efforts being recognized on a national level is quite an accomplishment and we couldn’t be more proud of our 12 county winners.”Ohio winners:Ashland, Wayne, Medina, Holmes: Safe Farms FacilityCurrent agricultural safety training sites in the state are limited due to inclement weather, size restrictions and high demand. Four county Farm Bureaus developed a partnership with a local Regional Training facility which is a nonprofit organization focused on educating first responders. The new Safe Farms Facility will offer training for grain entrapment/awareness and operations, confined space, rope rescue, high angle rescue, electrical emergencies, and pre-planning structures/building construction.Ashtabula: County Ag DayOver 1,025 first graders, educators and chaperones from all school districts and several home schools in the county were guided to interactive educational stations to learn about fruits, vegetables, gardening, livestock, grains, dairy products, alternative agriculture, farm machinery, and a MyPlate experience to guide them on a healthy nutrition path. The primary goal of this event was to educate first graders on where their food comes from and to showcase the different types of agricultural commodities which are being produced in the county and state.Belmont: School Backpack ProgramStudents are in need of food on the weekends when school meals are not being provided. For Belmont County, 260 backpacks need packaged with food each week and the schools expect this number to rise. County Farm Bureau trustees went into the community to ask for monetary donations, and letters were sent to Farm Bureau members within the county asking for their help. The county exceeded its $40,000 goal and the monies received were spent to package meals for this program. The funds are enough to provide meals for two years at the current need level.Carroll and Tuscarawas: Sowing the Seeds for Agriculture’s FutureThrough a two-day field trip to educate about food, agriculture and environmental sciences careers, students took part in on-site demonstrations and were provided the opportunity to interact with the presenters, resulting in a better understanding about the jobs available. Students were also versed on what they will need to do to be prepared to pursue various career paths. Since many of these students had attended prior programs offered to educate them on the dangers of substance abuse, the event incorporated strategies on increasing students’ self- esteem.Highland: Ladies Night Out The overall goal of this event is for Farm Bureau to host a fun evening of networking, shopping, and supporting local businesses while catering to female members with an educational component. Utilizing a large barn on the fairgrounds, a wide variety of vendor booths were set up at one location for a more enjoyable shopping experience for attendees. Raffle tickets were sold for approximately 25 different items to raise funds for a local charitable organization.Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Allen: Agricultural District Sign Up DaysTaking a proactive approach to help members protect themselves from legal battles from a potential “rights of nature” initiative, Farm Bureau decided to hold Ag District Sign Up Days. These sign up days gave county Farm Bureau members a chance to learn more about the initiative and how it might have impacted their farm and what Ag Districts could do for them. Each county worked with its county auditor and Ohio State University Extension to give informative presentations, and there were multiple computers, printers and workers set up to help attendees complete their Ag District applications correctly.Ross: MADE on the FarmThe county Farm Bureau saw the growing problem of substance abuse and lack of local resources to address the issue and took action with Drug Free Clubs of America. M.A.D.E. (My Attitude Determines Everything), a nationally recognized drug prevention and education program for youth. There are eight local M.A.D.E. chapters in the county. Trustees saw the success of M.A.D.E. programming and resolved to raise funds to support local chapters with an annual M.A.D.E. on the Farm fundraiser event.Warren: Feed Our Neighbors Support Our Future The county Farm Bureau wanted to find a creative solution to be a contributor to the 4-H sale at the fair and at the same time help a larger group of people. They created a new program called, “Feed Our Neighbors Support Our Future.” This program encouraged new businesses to participate in the hog sale by also giving them the option to donate the hog they purchased at the auction to a food bank. This innovative program helped solve two major issues: inviting new businesses in a rapidly urban-growing county to participate in an agriculturally focused 4-H auction and helping a rapidly growing population of people living in poverty.Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more at ofbf.org.This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Ty Higgins, 614-246-8231 or Joe Cornely, 614-246-8230.
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… As Champ explains, this notable change will preserve the photo’s metadata while still complying with the law. Other policies remain the same. For example, members will still be warned, by way a private message, who is making the claim against them. Flickr will remove the image from the site and will store it so that it can be replaced in the event that the U.S. Copyright Team gives them the go-ahead to do so. Now, however, the existing title, description, comments, tags, notes, etc. on the original photo page will remain available and the photo can still be added to sets and groups. Champ says Flickr will also be reaching out to the copyright teams in other parts of the world to see if they’re interested in enacting the same policy. (The current policy is specific to the U.S. where the DMCA law is enforced.)Overall, the community received the news positively, even though it still allows Flickr to eschew any responsibility of investigating the validity of DMCA copyright claims themselves. The company will continue to delete away no matter who asks, it seems – a move that drew ire from Techcrunch’s Michael Arrington who said they should have checked with their lawyers first before yanking the image. Photographer and rival service Zooomr exec Thomas Hawk also questioned whether the removal was simply sheer incompetence on Flickr’s part. Ultimately, the change is a good one. It’s better for the online community and the photographer whose image is removed, while still respecting the rights of the supposed copyright victim. However, the real problem here may not be how Flickr deals with copyright claims, but the DMCA law itself. When 20-year-old college student Firas Alkhateeb posted a picture of President Obama decked out in Joker facepaint to photo-sharing website Flickr, little did he know that he was going to be the catalyst for a major policy change in how the Yahoo-owned company will handle copyright infringement claims. However, that’s exactly what happened. Thanks to massive outcry from the online community, Yahoo’s legal team allowed Flickr to put the photo’s web page back up. Not the image itself, mind you, but the photo’s page…along with all its accompanying metadata like date posted, tags, and most importantly, user comments. The Story So FarIf you haven’t been following the story (see our initial coverage here and here), the short summary goes like this: Chicago resident Firas Alkhateeb created an image that showed President Obama wearing the makeup of the Joker. He used an image of the President snagged from TIME magazine’s October 23rd, 2006 cover. After uploading his photo to Flickr, an unknown third party doctored the image some more adding the word “socialism” beneath the picture. This doctored image started showing up plastered across cities nationwide as well as on numerous political bloggers’ websites. Flickr, after having received a DMCA take-down notice, removed the photo from Firas’ account. They did this despite the fact that the image could easily be argued to fall into the grey area of “political parody” and the copyright infringement claim itself comes from a character with a questionable background himself and not, as it turns out, from TIME magazine, DC Comics, nor the photographer who took the original photo. Instead, the supposedly infringed-upon party, a Mr. Edward Przydzial, is a freelance photographer whose only proof of his claim comes from a LiveJournal post dated Oct. 9th. Blog posts are easy to backdate which makes the claim questionable in the eyes of the law. To make matters worse, the case highlighted a problem with Flickr’s takedown policy which appears to be “delete first, ask questions later.” Flickr User Suggests a Policy Change, Flickr AgreesWhile for the most part Flickr is standing behind their actions, saying that the law leaves them no choice but to remove images upon receipt of a takedown notice, they have been open to discussion about better ways to comply with the letter of the law without impacting the Flickr community so much as before. In a forum posting on the photo-sharing site, a Flickr user by the name of “The Searcher” debating the company’s DCMA policy, offered the company a suggestion. Instead of simply deleting the photo page in its entirety, the company should just replace the image itself with a blank that reads “this image has been removed for copyright issues,” wrote the user. Flickr’s director of community Heather Champ replied saying she liked the idea and would push it up the food chain. And that she did. According to her follow up post, Flickr decided to make a change to the way they handle takedown notices and, going forward, they will no longer delete the entire photo page, just the image itself. A screenshot of how this will look is posted here and, as suggested, it will feature text that reads: “This image has been removed due to a claim of copyright infringement.” Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… sarah perez Tags:#news#NYT#web#Yahoo Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
Tags:#news#RSS & Feeds#RSS Readers#search#web Blekko, while perhaps a less well-known startup, is an alternative search engine that uses human editors to aid in the elimination of spam from search results. It also allows you to curate your own personalized, customized mini-search engines featuring content you curate yourself. (Note: We recently looked at this process in a post titled “How to Use Blekko to Rock at Your Job.”)Earlier this year, the startup announced that it’s using Facebook “likes” to help create personalized search experiences, where users can see whether or not any of their Facebook friends liked particular search results. This is similar to the functionality Microsoft’s Bing search engine just announced yesterday.Within Flipboard, however, blekko is providing the social magazine with access to its RSS feeds via a specially developed API (application programming interface), which offers a programmatic way for Flipboard to access Blekko’s content.This isn’t Flipboard’s first RSS feed integration, either. In December, the magazine added support for Google Reader, but, of course, this assumed that an end user was already using RSS feeds and had a collection of feeds ready for import. With Blekko, users don’t need to understand RSS technology, they only need to know what content they would like to see and perform a simple search.The blekko integration is live now in Flipboard’s iPad app. sarah perez Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts This morning, alternative search engine service blekko announced a partnership with hot iPad social magazine Flipboard to power its content searches. Under the new deal, users looking for new content to subscribe to within Flipboard can discover and browse for items by keyword. The content will come from RSS feeds, the Web feed format used to publish regularly updated news in a structured format. But unlike with traditional RSS readers, like Google Reader, for example, the feeds will not be displayed in the typical inbox-like view often associated with feed-reading services. Instead, the feeds will be displayed in Flipboard’s magazine-like format for a more visually attractive experience.RSS dead? Hardly.Of course, Flipboard is not the first startup to display RSS feeds in a more attractive visual layout. A number of startups have done the same, including Feedly, Pulse and Zite, to name just a few of the more recent entries. But Flipboard is one of the most popular social magazines for iPad at present, having just announced that it’s now seeing more than 10 million “flips per day,” up from 3 million just two months ago. (Flips equate to pageviews in the iPad application). It has also been featured in Apple’s “App Essentials Hall of Fame” in iTunes and is one of the 25 most popular free apps for iPad. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts taylor hatmaker When they were introduced, Chromebooks made sense as a Google-branded evolution of the netbook for the tablet shy. But in 2013, consumers still don’t understand why there are so many versions of Android – much less what Google’s Chrome OS is or who it’s for. With the Chromebook Pixel, Google’s cloud-happy notebooks have created a full-on identity crisis. (See also Google Chromebook Pixel: Bold, Beautiful And Very, Very Expensive)Chromebooks Are Already ConfusingFollowing a leaked video and a typically detail-sparse report from The Wall Street Journal, Google has launched the Chromebook Pixel, an HD touchscreen notebook that will run on its Chrome operating system and retail starting at $1,299. The Pixel, with its high price and Google-built bare bones operating system is an odd bird. With a 239-pixels-per-inch display, the aptly-named Pixel one-ups Apple’s 13″ Retina MacBook Pro and its (paltry!) 227 PPI seemingly just for the hell of it. Oh, and it’s a touchscreen, too, meaning you can smear your fingerprints all over that beautiful display.The touchscreen means that beyond “taking on” the Retina MacBooks, Google’s Chromebook Pixel will also compete directly against Microsoft’s over-hyped, overpriced Surface tablets. But for all the buzz around hybrid devices that blur the line between notebooks and tablets (Lenovo Yoga, anyone?), consumers don’t seem to have the same hunger for them that they have for “pure” tablets. The advent of the touchscreen notebook was a weird side effect from 2010-era iPad panic – there’s no evidence that consumers even want a device that combines the power of a laptop with the finger-friendliness of a tablet. And if there was, a pricey notebook with a kajillion pixels running on the hamstrung Chrome OS probably wouldn’t be it.Missing The (Price) Point Want a powerful notebook with a (pretty) nice screen for around $1,200? Buy the $1,199 13″ MacBook Air. Want to spend a little less for a slightly weirder device, or hung up on Windows 8 for some reason? Buy a Surface Pro. Drunk? Buy an Ultrabook!Google has gained market share in recent times by offering well-built, affordable alternatives. Android tablets like the Nexus 7 and even existing entry-level Chromebooks can chip away at the competition because Google can afford to undercut the its competitors on price – the most important spec of all. The Chromebook Pixel seems to have forgotten that lesson. At $249 and $199, the existing Chromebook line is a smartly priced alternative for users heavily invested in Google’s cloud ecosystem. Starting at $1,299, Google’s touchscreen Chromebook Pixel can only hope to attract inebriated would-be power users who wandered into the wrong aisle of Best Buy.On the Venn Diagram of people who need a serious computer and people willing to put up with the limitations of the Chrome OS, that little center slice is altogether empty.Photo by Mark Hachman. Tags:#Android#Chrome#Chromebooks#Google#tablets What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
Loading RED RMDs in Premiere Pro CC is simple. We’ll show you how to do it in 5 easy steps.I’m always looking for ways to streamline my production process. When shooting with RED cameras I found that my post-production workflow was less than ideal. I’ve always favored using REDCine-X Pro to color correct my RED footage. The program is simple and being able to save the RMD (RED Metadata) is tremendously helpful…that is, until you take it into Premiere Pro CC.Premiere Pro CC overwrites the metadata and applies a default adjustment. Because of this, you have to go into the “Source Settings” for each .R3D and reload the RMD once you have made your adjustments in REDCine-X Pro. For the longest time I would have to go into each file and select “Source Settings” then reload each RMD. This was cumbersome and extremely time consuming.Then in 2012, Angelo Lorenzo from Fallen Empire Digital came out with a handy batch utility that could be used with Premiere, allowing editors to apply RMD adjustments to multiple files at once. By cutting out the extensive time it took apply adjustments to each and every file you could get on with the editing process much quicker.Luckly for us, Adobe caught wind of this need and added this functionality in Premiere. To show you how to do it, we’ll run through the entire process in 5 easy steps.RMD Workflow: STEP 1Open your R3D files in REDCine-X Pro and make your color correction adjustments. You can download REDCine-X Pro for free here.RMD Workflow: STEP 2Save your adjustments as RMD in REDCine-X Pro.RMD Workflow: STEP 3Import your footage into Premiere Pro CC using the Media Browser, or through File > Import. Media Browser shown below.RMD Workflow: STEP 4Highlight all of your imported R3D footage, right-click and select “Source Settings”.RMD Workflow: STEP 5In the window pop-up click “Reload from RMD” and you’re done.You will now notice that all of your R3D footage is color corrected based on the adjustments you made in REDCine-X Pro. Utilizing this process has really made my RED-to-post workflow more efficient. Hopefully it will do the same for you.