Chelsea and Man City linked with defender

first_imgChelsea want Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio, according to the Express.Manchester City are also said to be keen on the centre-back, with both clubs apparently set to battle Barcelona for his signature.Elsewhere in Spain, Sami Khedira has agreed a new three-year deal at Real Madrid, supposedly disappointing Chelsea.The Daily Star claim the Blues were looking to sign Khedira, who has also been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal.Madrid’s former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti was reportedly unwilling to let Germany midfielder Khedira leave, having seen Mesut Ozil join Arsenal in the summer.Another ex-Chelsea boss, Rafael Benitez, is looking to see off competition from the Blues and sign St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma for Napoli, according to Talksport.Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Kevin de Bruyne continues to be linked with a move to Germany, where Kicker has reported that he is set to make a straight choice between Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg.And Italian media continue to report that Chelsea face competition from the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United in their apparent pursuit of Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia.For more transfer speculation see this morning’s Paper Talk.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

MC Hammer knocked for weak first pitch at A’s playoff game

first_imgIt seems that the Oakland A’s aren’t the only ones being criticized for their lackluster performance during Wednesday night’s American League Wild Card Game. Hometown celebrity MC Hammer is also the target of a little trash talk.Hammer, 57, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before his A’s took on — and fell to — the Tampa Bay Rays at the Oakland Coliseum. Unlike a lot of people who bounce their first-pitch tries in the dirt, or fling them in the general direction of I-880, his toss to A’s …last_img read more

Glen Newcomer, Aug. 14

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We have not been receiving significant rains in northwest Ohio. We are very dry and are in great need of rain. Hopefully this week we will get some. When you look at crop development most of our corn is in the R3 to R4 stage or almost ready to dent. The replant corn is of the greatest concern because the corn that was planted in early June is still pollinating. With the combination of heat and dry weather, the prospect for a normal crop on those acres is diminishing each day.So far in the month of August, we have only received a quarter inch of rain. Even though that is still better than nothing, we are getting dry very quickly.In regards to the soybeans, they continue to develop and progress but we have the same concerns as we do with the corn. The late replanted soybeans are shorter in stature and they also need rain to develop and mature. I believe we still have enough time in August and September for those acres to be very productive, but unless we get rain, the yield of those acres will be reduced.When you look at the potential for soybeans to retain and fill pods, we will be very dependent on rains in the next two weeks for normal crop development. For the year, our soybeans are weed free and leaf diseases are minimal. We treated most of our acres with foliar fertilizer, fungicide and insecticide. We also treated a majority of our corn acres with fungicides. We always want to be proactive in addressing those potential problems.As far as insects in the soybean crop, Japanese beetles were the predominate insect we were dealing with several weeks ago. Since we applied insecticide we really don’t have any insect issues now. I have not seen any aphids in the soybeans. Spider mites not will become an issue unless it continues to get drier. For the most part, the insects are controlled, the soybean pods are not being aborted, and we’re basically just waiting for rain.I believe the early-planted crops will have exceptional yield potential. I hope to have normal yields from the crops planted in May. The verdict is still out for our crops re-planted in June. At the end of the season I hope we can achieve an average crop. Only time will tell.last_img read more

Quickly Turn Your Blog Into an Android App with Feed.nu

first_imgLooking for a quick and easy way to get an app into the Android Market, but don’t have the time, skills, or money to develop one? Feed.nu can help.The site offers a way for you to make your own app, ready for the Market, in just a few minutes. Once you sign up for a Feed.nu account and upload your feed info, you’re able to download a .apk that you can, in turn, upload to the Android Market. That step requires an Android Market developer account (and that will set you back $25), and honestly, it seems to take more time to get your screenshots and high-resolution icons in order for the Market application and upload than it does to actually use the Feed.nu tool. You can blog directly into the Feed.nu interface (it’s simply a hosted WordPress blog), and edit your posts there, should you choose. As it’s based on your RSS feed, the app will update as you update your blog.It’s still in beta, but it’s a fully-functioning beta, so check it out. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#mobile#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement audrey watterslast_img read more

Generate a Résumé from Your Github Account

first_imgHow to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? klint finley Why You Love Online Quizzes A few months ago, Nodejitsu co-founder Marak Squires wrote “The day’s of resumes and references for developers are slowly dying.” Squires sends his Github account to potential employers before he sends a résumé.With that in mind, check out My Github Résumé, a web application that will generate a résumé from a Github account.Here’s one for our resident hacker Tyler Gillies: Tags:#hack#Tools Related Posts The creator, David Coallier, notes:This is the first version, please keep in mind that it only fetches your first 30 repositories for now. I am planning on adding things as such as your most committed forks, most committed repositories and make the “My Popular Repositories” be built from your complete list of repositories. The issue right now is say you have 37 repositories, this will only retrieve the first 30 repositories that were created. I’ll put a note here when this is fixed or feel free to fork the page, make changes and send them back 🙂Photo by CharlotWest 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

9 Things You Should Check Before Recording Audio

first_imgSound can make or break your project, so be sure to work through this checklist before recording audio on your next shoot.Cover image via guruXOX.It’s an unfortunate fact that audio concerns are often not the highest priority on a video production set. Other issues like lighting, composition, and camera movement often come first — along with slightly more annoying things like actors’ requests for more Pellegrino in their trailers.However, good audio is the difference between successful projects and bad ones, so if you’re getting started in the audio recording world, check out the items on this list before you record again.1. Room ToneImage via Elizaveta Galitckaia.Room tone is one of the first things you should check when you arrive on set. (But it’s also important to keep tabs on it throughout production — especially right before you record.) To combat unnecessary tones in your audio edit, record at least a minute or so of uninterrupted room tone before your shot.2. Check ConnectionsImage via Dja65.Just like recording digital video, digital audio recording requires lots of wires, ports, and connections, which need to be plugged in and adequately secured. XLR connections are ideal for their sturdiness, but when you’re dealing with smaller audio jacks and headphones, be sure to make sure everything is set.Pro-tip: when investigating audio level problems, checking connections should always be your first step.3. Auto vs. ManualImage via sefoma.Depending on your setup and the size of your crew, you’ll need to make a decision about recording audio levels manually or with “auto” settings. Obviously, there are pros and cons to both of these options — auto is convenient but not always perfect, and manual is not always reliable either. Regardless of your choice, double-check your selection before recording, and make sure you’ve got someone monitoring your recording with a pair of headphones.4. Reading Audio MetersImage via nikkytok.By the same token, even if you go with auto level recording, you still need someone reading and monitoring the audio meters. Your biggest concern will be avoiding peaking (or making sure levels don’t stay too low). Here’s a great resource on setting audio levels and other best practices.5. Boom PlacementImage via guruXOX.If you have decided to use a boom microphone as part of your audio recording setup, choosing your boom microphone, boom pole, and boom pole holder are your next step. Here’s a great in-depth article about all things boom, but for our purposes, once you have the right tools for the job, you need to decide on your placement. Ideally, you’ll have your boom operator holding the boom above your subject. However, when this is not feasible, you can boom up from below.6. Protection from the ElementsImage via artestudio8.The elements are always a major concern for audio recording equipment. The biggest factor is often wind, which can come out of nowhere at any moment. Adding “dead cats” and other windshields becomes a necessity, but so does locational awareness and using things like natural enclosures and screens to reduce noise. Even when you’re indoors, you need to take things like heat and cold into consideration — along with external noises like appliances, air conditioning, and foot traffic.7. Phantom or Battery PowerImage via Jeff Baumgart.Depending on your microphones and audio recorders, you may have several different power sources to consider. You also have to decide which pieces of gear you want to power with batteries versus phantom power (which draws power directly through an attachment to a camera or audio recorder). Once you’ve decided on all your gear, you’ll need to keep plenty of different batteries handy as backups (and chargers).8. Microphone Level vs. Line LevelImage via YunJun CHO.When you’re planning out your audio recording workflow, consider whether or not you’ll be sending a line level or microphone level into your camera or audio recorder. Line level is generally better, as it’s much higher than a mic level and will yield a better signal-to-noise ratio. However, when you go through a mixer, be sure to check whether or not your camera or audio recorder accepts line levels.9. HeadphonesImage via AtomStudios.Finally, when you’re recording audio on set, it’s very important to have a good pair of quality headphones to monitor sound in real time. Whether you’re manning a boom pole yourself or sitting at a mixer, you’ll obviously need headphones to focus on the stereo channels. Keep plenty of headphone jack adapters handy in case you need to go directly into an XLR. And always, when navigating audio problems, make sure your headphones are properly plugged in before you go looking for other problems.For more resources on audio recording, check out some of these articles, or tune in to our Audio Recording Archives.Audio Tips for DSLR Filmmakers9 Helpful Audio Tricks for Recording Documentary InterviewsAudio Automation Can Save You Hours in Premiere ProPiece Together a Pro Boom Mic for Around $500The Indie Filmmaker’s Guide to Recording Audiolast_img read more

Meghalaya resents Punjab giving funds directly to Sikhs in Shillong

first_imgThe Meghalaya government on Monday took exception to its Punjab counterpart providing funds for the benefit of people residing in Punjabi Lane here without informing the State government.The issue was raised in the Assembly by Urban Affairs Department Minister Hamlet Dohling. He informed the House that the Punjab government had sanctioned ₹1.5 lakh for treatment of 10 Sikh widows in 2015. It had also sanctioned ₹10 lakh for the construction of the Guru Nanak School at Bara Bazar in 2016, he added. “I am surprised that the Punjab government had sanctioned funds directly to the East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner without informing the State government,” he said while replying to a supplementary question raised by Congress MLA from East Shillong Ampareen Lyngdoh.Shilling had witnessed large-scale violence in June last year following clashes between Sikhs living in Punjabi Lane and local tribals. NCP MLA Saleng A. Sangma attacked the government saying it reflected its irresponsible attitudelast_img read more