January 17

2020 Georgia 4-H State Dairy Quiz Bowl

first_imgMore than 25 youth participated in the 2020 Georgia 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl on June 5, 2020, offered virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The contest is supported by The Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation and Milk Check-Off.“I am incredibly proud of all of the young people that participated in the 2020 Georgia 4-H State Dairy Quiz Bowl competition,” said Jillian Bohlen, University of Georgia assistant professor and UGA Cooperative Extension dairy science specialist. “Not only have they proven their dedication to this event, but also their ability to remain steadfast to the competition even during these challenging times. This year, I commend each of them for not only participating but ultimately epitomizing each of the four Hs, by remaining loyal to this event and using their knowledge to lift up the dairy industry in the most health conscious way possible.”Youth participating in the quiz bowl gain knowledge of dairy-related topics and learn to demonstrate that knowledge in a competitive and thought-stimulating environment, as well as receive important life skills such as confidence, independence and compassion. They also have the opportunity to strengthen their decision-making and leadership skills in an environment that allows contribution to a group effort, encouraging teamwork and collaboration with a diverse group of peers.Because it was the first time offering the competition virtually, it was only open to teams of Senior 4-H’ers in ninth through 12th grades. Each county was permitted to enter two teams. If a team contained more than four members, the top three individual scores were used to establish the team score.Competitors were given one attempt to complete a timed, 100-question multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank test to assess their knowledge on dairy nutrition, calf management, parlor management and reproduction, as well as current events and statistics in the dairy industry. All participants received an award card and pin for participation. A team plaque will be presented to the top three participating teams. The winning Senior team will also represent Georgia at the 2020 North American Invitational 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest in November, in Louisville, Kentucky.The winners of the 2020 Georgia 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl are:First Place Team: Amare Woods, Jordan Daniels, Lydia Connell, Dana Wells and Seth Jones — Tift CountySecond Place Team: Kalani Washington, Alicia Carnes, Leah Szczepanski, Lexi Pritchard, Alyssa Haag and Lilly Ann Smith — Oconee CountyThird Place Team: Bella Fisk, Michael Whitlock, Alexa Hillebrand, Leopold Joh, Colton Swartz and Anthea Shelton — Coweta CountyGeorgia 4-H empowers youth to become true leaders by developing necessary life skills, positive relationships and community awareness. As the largest youth leadership organization in the state, 4-H reaches more than 242,000 people annually through the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices and 4-H facilities. For more information, visit georgia4h.org.last_img read more

January 6

Liverpool’s Salah scoops PFA award for March

first_imgSalah is winning the award for the fourth time this season having won it in November, December and February.The Egyptian has had a brilliant season netting 38 goals for Liverpool in all competitions and also leads Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane in the race for the top goal scorer award.The 25-year-old is the Premier League’s top scorer with 29 goals, five more than Kane in second place.Salah did not play in Liverpool’s goalless draw against Everton over the weekend having suffered an injury in last week Champions League 3-0 win over Manchester City, where he scored the first goal.However, his manager Jurgen Klopp is optimistic the Egyptian will be fit to play in the second leg at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed SalahLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 9- Mohamed Salah was on Monday named as the PFA Player of the Month for March after scoring six goals in four matches for Liverpool. His six goals in four matches came against Newcastle United, Manchester United, Watford and Crystal Palace.last_img read more

December 21

Fulham linked with QPR target

first_imgA number of papers report QPR’s signing of Nancy midfielder Samba Diakite, which is expected to be formally completed today.Linked with Wigan.Twitter comments by Rangers vice-chairman Amit Bhatia advocating the introduction of a video challenge system for football are picked up by The Guardian and The Sun.Elsewhere, the Daily Mail report that Fulham have offered £2m plus Andy Johnson for Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega, who has attracted interest from QPR.The Mail say Rangers are instead looking to complete the signing of former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse from Lazio and will make an improved offer for Tottenham’s Steven Pienaar.And Chelsea have made a £1m offer for Nottingham Forest’s 18-year-old forward Patrick Bamford, according to a story that appears in the Mail and The Sun.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

December 21

Raiders rookie punter Johnny Townsend wary of Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill

first_imgALAMEDA — NFL punters sometimes use “#ForTheBrand” on social media when one produces a highlight since they think of themselves as their own unique brand, a notion started by former Colts punter and current rambunctious media personality Pat McAfee.With the Raiders facing the Chiefs and one of the league’s most dangerous return men in Tyreek Hill on Sunday, rookie punter Johnny Townsend knows the brand is in danger.“He’s a terrorist for the brand,” Townsend said of Hill. “He’s obviously an …last_img read more

December 17

Geocaching.com Presents – Extreme Multi-Caching

first_img[vsw id=”UXkTDMvEUX8″ source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]By: Kelly RanckRappelling after a Tree ClimbConsider yourself an adrenaline junkie? Crave physical and mental challenges that include long days of geocaching with “Gear, fear and fun?” If so, Extreme Multi-Caches are your speed. Watch the Geocaching.com Presents video “Extreme Multi-Caching” to experience extreme caching from the comfort (and safety) of your home.If you’re new to geocaching, a Multi-Cache is a cache that involves two or more locations. An extreme Multi-Cache challenges geocachers to go to their physical limits. The caches are often best enjoyed with an experienced group of geocaching friends. Each location of a Multi-Cache leads to the next, often involving a puzzle of sorts, until you discover the final, physical container.In the case of Jonathan Burns’ (lefalaf) and Thomas Solly’s (weatherguy726) Extreme Multi-Cache An Extreme Tour of Centralia!, much more than a sense of adventure is required. In this Geocaching.com Presents video ‘Extreme Mulit-Caching’, lefealaf and weatherguy726 are joined by four other geocachers- Dwight Kempf (Clancy’s Crew), Rob Campbell (Sandcast69), Eric Schott (GoHangASalami), and Jeff Kaye (The K-Team). The group wakes up at six am to head to the uniquely dangerous city of Centralia, Pennsylvania. Centralia is a ghost town where steam spews from cracked roadways. An underground coal mine fire has been burning under Centralia since 1962.Extreme Multi-Cache RappellingAs the geocachers ascend and rappel up and down trees, scale rocky cliffs, and crawl into deep caves, you will see how this energetic group attempt this five star difficulty/five star terrain twelve stage Extreme Multi-Cache. The cache takes most groups more than ten hours to complete.The group shows how to experience Extreme Multi-Caches the safe way while challenging your basic human fears such as heights, tight spaces, and bugs (of sorts).Because Extreme Multi-Caches require working in a team, they are also a great way to build community. The cache page reads, “Like all caches of this type, this cache is best designed to be shared with a group of friends.”Extreme Multi-Cache CavingWatch the video to learn more about what it takes to complete an Extreme Multi-Cache. For more Extreme Caching information, visit Extreme-Caching.com.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching on the River – Geocaching.com PresentsAugust 2, 2012In “Community”This is My Hobby – Rock Climbing and GeocachingJune 7, 2012In “Community””Stadt im Wald” GC17K3A GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – June 6, 2011June 6, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

December 16

Dutch Firm Creates a House of Cardboard

first_img RELATED ARTICLES Dutch entrepreneurs have discovered you can do more with corrugated cardboard than make boxes.A Dutch firm called Fiction Factory has developed a modular building system based on segments of glued-up cardboard. Developers say the Wikkelhouse has a number of environmental advantages over conventional structures.The Wikkelhouse is one of a number of structures made with unconventional materials and building techniques that have popped up in the last several years. It may be one of the most unusual yet. To build one, fabricators unwind a spool of corrugated cardboard and layer it over a metal form (see image #2 below) to create walls 24 plies thick. The cardboard is protected from the weather by a waterproof but breathable “foil” and wood cladding, and lined on the inside with plywood.A Wikkelhouse, which gets its name from the Dutch verb for “wrap,” is built from any number of these modular sections. Each is 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) deep, 4.6 meters (15 feet) wide and 3.5 meters (11.4 feet) high, and they can be linked together to make a building of just about any length. Each section has a floor area of about 58 square feet; a standard building consists of three segments totaling about 175 square feet and sells for €25,000 (about $26,700 at current exchange rates). This includes a service section with bathroom and kitchen fixtures.Amsterdam-based Fiction Factory markets the Wikkelhouse as a vacation home, a guest house, or office space. “Wikkelhouse can be whatever you want it to be,” the company’s website says. Tomato crates today, houses tomorrowThe idea for making a house from cardboard started with a paper industry veteran named René Snel, explained Rick Buchter, who manages the Wikkelhouse project for the Fiction Factory.Snel originally devised machinery to make tomato crates by wrapping layers of cardboard around a form. He was impressed with the potential of the process, Buchter said, and built the original Wikkelhouse machine to make segments for houses. But Snel ran into problems. There was no market for cardboard houses, and Snel didn’t know how to make the segments waterproof, or how to connect the pieces into a sturdy whole. A few years ago, he discontinued the project. Durable and portableThe structure can be assembled on an above ground support called a chassis and doesn’t need a conventional foundation. A three-segment building of about 175 square feet could be assembled in one day, the company says.The Fiction Factory promises the buildings have “exceptional constructive strength,” “optimal insulation qualities,” and an expected life span of at least 50 years. The materials are recyclable. Segment walls are 12 cm (4.72 inches) thick and have a metric R-value of 3.5 (the equivalent of R-20 in the U.S.), according to Buchter.With a weight of 500 kilograms per segment (about 1,100 lb.), a three-segment house would weigh less than a Ford 150 pickup truck, suggesting even a fully assembled building wouldn’t be too difficult to move.Fiction Factory describes itself as a “company of creative makers” that has been making interiors, fair stands and furniture for a worldwide market since 1989.Cardboard may seem like an odd choice for a house, but maybe it’s not so weird after all: In 2015, Lexus introduced a drivable car made from the same material.center_img The Fiction Factory stumbled onto the mothballed machine in an Amsterdam warehouse in the course of working with Snel on another project. Once he explained what the device was for, Fiction Factory was intrigued enough with the possibilities that it took over the project and began working out the bugs.It takes two 160-meter rolls of cardboard to make each segment, Buchter explained. After winding 12 layers of cardboard around the form, fabricators insert a “separation layer” that includes wood ribs and space for steel rods that ultimately connect one segment to another. Then a second roll of cardboard is added, making a total of 1,181 feet of cardboard.The layers are glued together with wood glue and allowed to dry for several hours before the segment is removed from the form. A steam-bent plywood skin 9 mm (about 3/8 inch) thick is added to the inside to protect the cardboard from wear and moisture. The exterior waterproofing membrane, which Buchter likened to Gore-Tex, is commercially available in Europe.The company currently produces about a dozen houses per year, and sells everything it makes. It intentionally limits distribution while it gears up to increase production in the future. The buildings are being sold in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, the UK, and Denmark, and the company does not expect to expand that market until 2019.“We get a lot of interest from all around the world,” Buchter said. “We want to keep the customers we have now. We want to sort out the clients who really want a house, so we’re trying to lower the demand a bit.” Are Printed Houses in Our Future?This House is Assembled With a Screw GunThis Tiny House is Cheaplast_img read more

December 12

Video Tutorial: How to Make 360° Videos Look Better

first_imgBitrateMost consumer-grade 360° cameras film 4K video at around 50-60 mbps. This is relatively low for 4K footage. (For example, think “mushy” tree leaves on drone footage, which is often 50 mbps.) There’s not much you can do to change the bitrate in the camera itself, but here are two tips I recommend: film while stationary and stitch the footage manually.Filming stationary, on a tripod or monopod, will help preserve the detail of the surroundings during recording. Faster movement and quick scene changes will increase the chance for compression artifacts. Also, by stitching the 360 footage manually in a program like Autopano Video Pro or After Effects, you can control the export bitrate for your final video. This helps ensure that you don’t lose any additional detail.360° PhotosOften, the 360° photo quality on consumer cameras will be far superior to the video quality. For example, the Samsung Gear 360 records 4K video, but it actually takes 8K 360° photos. You can use those photos to create a 360° video, overlaying information graphics, music, etc. This can be a great option for client videos and tour 360° videos, where movement isn’t a major factor. (And quite often it is worth the trade-off for the jump in image detail.)VR Sharpen and VR Color GradientsAdobe has integrated many VR effects for 360° video into Premiere Pro and After Effects. Two I highly recommend are the VR Sharpen and VR Color Gradients effects. You can use VR Sharpen to add a little more “bite” to your 360° video, if it’s lacking image detail. I recommend a value between 8-16.Use the VR Color Gradients effect like color lens gels or filters for your 360° footage. You can easily customize the colors, blending modes, and opacity levels. This effect is great for adding a splash of color to flat footage.Looking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Best Lenses for Gimbal CinematographyCreate Seamless Transitions with the WHIP PANVideo Tutorial: How to Use a Vehicle as a Dolly SystemUnderstanding Keyframe Interpolation in Adobe After EffectsVideo Tutorial: How to Build a $25 Overhead Camera Rig In this video tutorial, we explore how you can improve a 360° footage shot with a consumer-grade camera.Now that 360° cameras have been out for a few years, there are many more consumer-grade options available. (Some popular models include the GoPro Fusion, Samsung Gear 360, Ricoh Theta V, Kodak Orbit 360.) Most consumer-grade 360° cameras cost a few hundred dollars, whereas professional models can start at a few thousand and increase drastically from there.The quality of consumer models can be hit or miss, but most will at least output 4K 360° video. Visually, a professional 360° camera will almost always give you better results. However, professional-grade cameras can be a hassle on shoots, requiring lots of finesse. I’ve opted to use consumer 360° cameras on quite a few shoots, and in this tutorial, I want to share some tips that can help visually improve the quality of your 360° footage.last_img read more

November 30

Kaya Makati narrows Meralco lead

first_imgRead Next The Laguna side leaned on the heroics of Fitch Arboleda, who struck twice, and goalkeeper Benito Rosalia.But coach Ernie Nierras’ side remained in sixth spot with 27 points, behind JPV Marikina on goal difference. The Aguilas all but kissed their hopes of a Top Four finish goodbye as they picked up just their eighth point from 18 matches.Arboleda put Stallion in front in the 36th minute with a clinical finish past Marko Trkulja, before James Younghusband equalized in the 66th minute. Stallion regained the lead three minutes later with Arboleda finding the back of the net again.Jordan Mintah raised his total to a league-high 15 goals for the season as he gave Kaya the lead in the 22nd minute. —CEDELF P. TUPASADVERTISEMENT View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  New challenge for former taekwondo champion BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kaya, now with 41 points, cut Meralco’s lead at the top to just three points, although the Makati side has played two more matches.Stephan Schrock scored twice, including a spectacular goal from a tough angle in the second half as the Busmen continued their rise, moving up to third with 35 points. Ceres has played five matches less than the Sparks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBienvenido Marañon, Fernando Rodriguez and Carlie de Murga were also on target for Ceres, which rested midfielders Kevin Ingreso and Manny Ott.Over at Biñan Football Stadium, Davao striker Phil Younghusband converted a stoppage time penalty, but the Aguilas’ comeback fell short as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Stallion. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Kaya FC Makati and Ceres Negros closed in on leader FC Meralco Manila with crucial victories on Saturday, while Stallion Laguna denied Davao Aguilas of its first win in the Philippines Football League.Substitute Eric Giganto struck a minute from time as Kaya overcame rival Manila, 2-1, at University of Makati Stadium, while Ceres continued its winning run at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod with a 5-0 drubbing of Ilocos United.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

November 30

Smalling defends himself after England omission

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Was I surprised? Yes, I was,” Smalling said on Tuesday of his omission, speaking at United’s news conference ahead of its Champions League game against Basel.“But you don’t play for one of the biggest clubs in the world for as long as I have and probably won the most trophies bar the Champions League without being able to do everything a top defender needs to do, be it playing or defending.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSmalling, who has played 31 games for England, started the season behind Phil Jones and Eric Bailly, and has played more in the Premier League only in recent weeks because of injuries.“This year, as a team, we’ve got one of the best defensive records,” Smalling said, “and we have done for the last few years and I’m very proud to be part of that. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “While I’m playing under Jose (Mourinho) and he’s happy and I’m playing regularly, then I’m happy with that.”Smalling is confident of forcing his way into Southgate’s plans for the World Cup in Russia.“While I’m playing regularly here and part of a very successful team I think that should show come the summer,” Smalling said. “I don’t really feel like I need to prove anything to Gareth.“Like I said, I play for one of the most successful managers in Jose and he’s only going to pick the best players. While I’m playing regularly and he’s happy I think, if my season carries on like this and we have a successful season and our team continues to concede very few goals, then I think it gives him maybe no choice in the summer but to pick me.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion FIFA bans 3 soccer officials for life for taking bribes CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Manchester United’s Chris Smalling speaks during a press conference the day before the Champions League Group A soccer match between Switzerland’s FC Basel 1893 and England’s Manchester United FC at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)BASEL, Switzerland — Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says he has nothing to prove to England manager Gareth Southgate after being dropped by the national team and having his ability publicly questioned.Smalling was overlooked for England’s recent friendly games against Germany and Brazil, with Southgate picking younger players and saying he wanted his team to move toward a style of “using the ball from the back and building up in a certain way.”ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View commentslast_img read more

November 27

UST Salinggawi win medals in Singapore tilt

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48Trump awards Penske Presidential Medal02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid UST also won the silver medal in the Team Cheer Open All-Girl Premier Category after tallying 190.5 points.According to The Varsitarian, UST’s official student publication, Salinggawi head coach Mark Chaiwalla described his team’s medal haul as “overwhelming and satisfying.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Although we did not win in the co-ed division, I’m still thankful because we’re competing against international teams that strong,” said Chaiwalla in the report. NU secures twice-to-beat edge, FEU trumps UP Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas’ Salinggawi Dance Troupe copped a couple of medals in the Asia Cheerleading Invitational Championship in Singapore recently.Salinggawi took the gold in the Open Freestyle Pom division after scoring 183 points to edge Malaysia’s Xavier Elite who scored 180.5.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more