EAC had a chance to send the game into overtime, but Jerome Garcia nailed a jumper that sealed the Perpetual win.The Generals, who were led by rookie Maui Cruz’s 18 points, fell to their third straight defeat.In junior play earlier, EAC turned back Perpetual Help, 83-78, to nail its first win after two defeats.Cjay Boado led the Brigadiers with 23 points while Ely Ilustrisimo and Bhen Lozano chipped in 14 and 11, respectively.Mark Gallano fired 20 points to pace the Junior Altas, who absorbed their first defeat after opening the season with two straight wins.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Senior scores:PERPETUAL HELP 76—Charcos 22, Eze 15, Aurin 12, Peralta 11, Coronel 6, Razon 5, Cuevas 2, Pedrosa 2, Mangalino 1, Tamayo 0.EAC 74—Cruz 18, Garcia 17, Laminou 12, Natividad 10, Bautista 5, Diego 4, Mendoza 3, Gonzales 2, Robin 2, Tampoc 1, Magullano 0, Neri 0, Bugarin 0, Fuentes 0.Quarters: 20-17, 38-34, 56-57, 76-74 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments HD Spikers clinch bronze Perpetual Help made the plays that mattered most in the end as it turned back Emilio Aguinaldo College, 76-74, on Thursday to zoom to solo third place in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament at EAC Gym in Manila.Edgar Charcos, a rookie transferee from University of the East, sizzled with 22 points while Prince Eze came a shot block away from churning out a triple-double with 15 points and 22 rebounds to help power the Altas to their second straight win for 2-1 overall.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Only Lyceum, which has a 4-0 record, and 2-0 San Beda are ahead of Perpetual Help in the standings.Kim Aurin, a transferee from Jose Rizal University, also came close to a triple-double with 12 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Perpetual coach Frankie Lim said he was impressed with how the 6-foot-9 Eze responded to the challenge of stopping Cameroonian Hamadou Laminou, who was limited to 12 points after entering the game with a league-best average of 24 points.“I told him (Eze) it’s his job to limit Hamadou and he responded,” said Lim. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
With debate surrounding dual citizenship in Liberia and the level of impact it might have in the ensuing 2017 general and presidential elections, one of the most formidable and potential presidential aspirants, Alexander Cummings, has made his case clear, declaring that he is, indeed, a Liberian citizen. Cummings is the political leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC).The Liberian constitution does not allow dual citizenship and those who find themselves in this situation are not permitted to contest or hold any elected position in the country.Many have argued that the citizenship law is being enforced with a degree of flexibility, pointing fingers at President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) political leader, George Weah, along with others, as politicians allegedly holding foreign passports.In an exclusive interview at the offices of the Daily Observer on Wednesday, Cummings said he went to school and worked in corporate America for decades, “I tell people I’m a Liberian – always have been, always will be. I need to start carrying my Liberian passport with me now when I go around so that people can actually see it.“I’m a Liberian. The question of dual citizenship, I can’t make a decision on it on my own because it is something that the Liberian people need to decide, though it is a good thing for Liberians to do.”He said, “If you look around the world today, including in Africa, especially in our West African region, almost every country allows dual citizenship. They let their citizens come from around the world,” mentioning Ghana, Nigeria Kenya as countries who are reaping the dividends in that respect, “but again I think Liberians need to decide that for themselves.”The ANC political leader also noted that there are those huge cynicisms and skepticisms around the dual citizenship issue because the country’s economy is static and shrinking, therefore people are afraid to lose the little opportunities that they have. The other side of the argument, he said, could be “if the economic pie was growing where there is enough for all of us to benefit from, I think the argument would be a little easier to make. “If the economy is growing, people have jobs and things are booming it would be much easier than when the pie is static and shrinking.”He said Liberians are apprehensive about the dual citizenship because of events in the past where “people can come and do bad things and run to the other country of the eligibility. That is a legitimate concern. So I fully understand why this cynicism and skepticism surround this very debatable issue.”The bigger picture, however, he said is that dual citizenship is actually helpful because such people have expertise and want to come home but feel there is a threat and they think they have a lot that they can do for the country.“I also say this to Liberians in the United States that being a dual citizen should not be the reason why they shouldn’t come back. That should not be an excuse if they are serious about coming back home to help. So let’s not use that as an excuse,” he said.Cummings also noted that he does not know yet how to combat these huge cynicisms and skepticisms. “I have not actually thought about how to combat these cynicisms, but I should start thinking about that.” He believes that “We just have to make the case about how it could be helpful to have all Liberians, regardless of their passports, participate in the development of their country. And I think those who support the idea have to make the case so that people understand the benefits that come with it.”Meanwhile, Cummings noted that he will support whoever wins the upcoming elections. “We will support the choice of the Liberian people, but we will make our own impact in the Liberian society from a different angle—from the private sector and from the philanthropic angle.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Stops along the way will include Ensenada, Turtle Bay, Santa Maria, Magdelena Bay, Cabo San Lucas, Muertos Bay and La Paz. Fiestas are planned at most of these stops. The entrance fee is $500. More information at 310-823-4664. “We traveled about 15 minutes and shut down,” Meistrell said. “All I could hear before I dove in was what sounded like heavy breathing and it wasn’t Greg (Browning).” Turns out it was a huge sea lion. Meistrell dived in and quickly lost sight of Browning’s lights. He then stumbled on to some spooky-looking giant slugs and felt something swoosh by him in the dark. Meistrell then turned off his lights in order to locate Browning, and saw him way off in the distance. “I’m done with this night diving,” Meistrell . “It’s way too spooky for me.” By Phil Friedman Staff Writer The Del Rey Yacht Club is headed south from San Diego on Nov. 7 in the Odyssey 2007. The first-ever rally will take a fleet of powerboats from San Diego to La Paz, Baja California. In conjunction with the Mexican Tourism Board, the fleet will be escorted by vessels manned by experienced skippers, mechanics, doctors, paramedics and others. To make matters worse, it was all tricks and no treats. No lobster that night either. Joey Gallagher from Palos Verdes Estates was looking for bugs (lobster) Tuesday night at Point Fermin. He and his friends found eight, three of which were legal. This quality of fish is typical of fall at Big Rock Resort, along with beautiful foliage and small crowds. Norma Randall from Arts Fishing Tackle in Gardena passed away Oct. 16. Norma worked side by side with her husband, Art Randall, from 1960 to 1973 when her son, Terry, started to play a more important role in the store. The three-quarter-day Spitfire out of Redondo is offering a $100 deal to fish as much as you can for a one-month period. Spitfire Captain Steven Konrady has been reporting some outstanding local sand bass fishing as well as limits of sculpin. For more information on the $100 fish for a month deal, call 310-372-2111. “Don’t even think about coming over here without live squid,” Valentine said. “It’s the only thing they (yellowtail) will bite. “Last week, I thought the fat lady was singing, but it turned out to be a sea lion on the rocks at Catalina,” Valentine Spooky diving: Former pro surfer Greg Browning, Scott Smith and Matt Meistrell got an early Halloween Tuesday night. The three Redondo Beach men headed out on Meistrell’s private boat, the Patty Chris II, to do some diving for lobster. said also Big Rock trout: Norin Grancell of Los Angeles, who went fishing out of Big Rock Resort in June Lake last week, thought his 3 -pound Alpers rainbow was a pretty decent fish. The trout was caught trolling a worm behind a Sep’s SideKick dodger. But recently, a Big Rock guest caught a 10-pound Alpers on a red and gold Thomas Buoyant. Randall passes: $100 deal: Yellowtail love squid: In the fall and winter, using live squid for bait can be the difference between catching and not catching. Captain Tino Valentine of the Phantom out of Pierpoint Landing in Long Beach caught more than 30 yellowtail on Monday at Catalina Island. said . “This bite is a long ways from over.” Private boaters can get live squid at Long Beach Bait. It can be reached by calling 562-455-9928. You can contact Phil Friedman via e-mail at email@example.com. Send “Catch of the Week” photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to Daily Breeze Sports Department, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, 90503-4077.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Cover crops are planted for a variety of reasons — erosion control, to improve soil structure and health, to provide supplemental forage, as part of a nutrient management plan for manure application or for a combination of these reasons. Depending upon the species of cover crop planted, the crop will not be killed over the winter, but growth will resume in the spring and the grower must make some decisions regarding how to manage that crop in the spring. The management options depend upon the purpose of the cover crop. Here are some management options to consider when the goal is to utilize the crop as supplemental feed. Cover crop management as a supplemental forage with mechanical harvestThe primary management consideration is harvest timing and harvest method. Cereal rye, triticale and winter wheat are primarily used if supplemental forage is the objective. Of these three, cereal rye quality declines the most rapidly as the plant enters the reproductive growth stage and it advances most rapidly from vegetative to reproductive growth compared to the other two forages. So the window of opportunity to make a high quality forage is narrower with cereal rye.Generally the goal is to harvest these crops at boot to very early head stage of maturity. Because we do not get very many good drying days in our spring weather, the best harvest method is to harvest as a silage or as a wrapped forage rather than trying to get a dried forage product. Cover crop management in a grazing systemThe key to getting good utilization of these cover crops in a grazing system is to have enough animals to graze across the field before the crops get too mature and quality declines too much. So, the same comments about cereal rye apply here, the grazing window can be narrow.The second principle that should be followed is to use strip grazing across the field giving no more than one or two days worth of grazing at a time before moving the fence to give access to another portion.Finally be aware that grass tetany is a risk when grazing spring growth winter wheat or cereal rye so take precautions to prevent it by feeding a high Mg mineral mix.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A conversation with…Amanda Stacy and Kristi Kress Wilhelmy with Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth LLPOCJ: Farms, like most businesses, hire a combination of employees and independent contractors. What do farms need to know about their responsibilities in hiring employees and independent contractors? What is the difference between an employee and an independent contractor?Amanda and Kristi: On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance to aid businesses in determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee. The guidance is Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-1 and is available on the DOL’s website.In the guidance, the DOL takes the position that most workers are employees and adopts a very expansive definition of employee. In analyzing whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor, the DOL applies a multi-factor analysis known as the “economic realities” test. The DOL instructs that the ultimate question of the economic realities test is whether the worker has economic dependence. In other words, is the worker really in business for him or herself and thus an independent contractor or is the worker economically dependent on the employer and thus an employee.The economic realities test applied by the DOL includes the following six factors/questions. 1) Is the work an integral part of the employer’s business? 2) Does the worker’s managerial skill affect the worker’s opportunity for profit or loss? 3) How does the worker’s investment compare to the employer’s investment? 4) Does the work performed require special skill and initiative? 5) Is the relationship between the worker and the employer permanent or indefinite? 6) What is the nature and degree of the employer’s control?The DOL instructs that no single factor is determinative. Rather the factors should be considered as a whole to determine whether a worker is economically dependent on the employer and thus an employee. OCJ: Why does the manner in which farms classify workers matter?Amanda and Kristi: In recent years, the DOL has looked with increased scrutiny on independent contractor relationships. The DOL actively investigates complaints of worker misclassification and brings enforcement actions against employers who misclassify workers as independent contractors when they should be classified as employees. The DOL may bring enforcement actions to enforce minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, to enforce workplace protections in the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, and to enforce leave requirements in the Family and Medical Leave Act.The DOL takes the position that when employers improperly classify workers as independent contractors (as opposed to employees) those workers do not receive workplace protections including minimum wage, overtime, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation. The DOL views independent contractor relationships as causing “lower tax revenues for government and an uneven playing field for employers” and as being “a means to cut costs and avoid compliance with labor laws.”OCJ: What should be done in light of this new guidance from the DOL?Amanda and Kristi: The new guidance reaffirms the DOL’s focus in recent years on misclassification. While it is unknown how courts will ultimately view and interpret this new guidance, it is nonetheless advisable to examine your current worker relationships to ensure the relationships are properly classified. Your relationships and practices may need to change in order to comply with this guidance. If you have further questions or wish to set up a meeting with us in Dublin, Mount Sterling, or Marietta, please give us a call at (614) 210-1840.
Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Most residential duct systems have numerous leaks that waste energy and lead to room-to-room pressure imbalances. Unfortunately, though, few building inspectors outside of California bother to enforce existing code requirements that residential duct seams be sealed with mastic or high-quality duct tape.Most model codes, including the International Residential Code (IRC), include duct tightness provisions:To learn how to test residential duct systems for leaks, see Duct Leakage Testing.All about masticMost energy-conscious builders seal duct joints with mastic. Mastic is a gooey, non-hardening material with a consistency between mayonnaise and smooth peanut butter. Duct joints should always be secured with #8 sheet-metal screws before seams are sealed with mastic.Sealing duct seams is messy work, so wear old clothes. The mastic is spread over duct seams with a disposable paintbrush, putty knife, or your fingers. (If you spread mastic with your fingers, wear rubber gloves.)Gaps in ductwork or plenums that are over 1/16 or 1/8 inch wide can be sealed with mastic as long as the gap is first reinforced with fiberglass mesh tape. If you’re using mastic to seal seams in fiberglass board ductwork, use fiberglass mesh tape for all joints.Sources of masticManufacturers of mastic include: Hardcast (Versi-Grip 181 mastic), McGill AirSeal (Uni-Mastic 181), Polymer Adhesives (AirSeal #22), RCD Corporation (#6 Mastic), and ITW/TACC (Glenkote mastic).Among the distributors of AirSeal #22 mastic is AM Conservation Group.All about duct tapeSince common hardware-store duct tape — technically known as cloth-backed rubber-adhesive duct tape — fails quickly when used on ducts, most energy-conscious builders seal duct joints with mastic. Although mastic works well on galvanized steel ductwork, it has its disadvantages: it is messy to apply and awkward to use on clamped flex duct joints.According to section 503.3.3.4.3 of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), any tape used on duct board… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members
While the demand for IoT has increased dramatically, the skill shortage continues. The skill shortage is why more than two-thirds of companies are unable to hire the experts they need for app development and use of IoT. Smaller players that are not up for IoT are focusing on certain types of devices and data movement to solve their specific industry challenges.2016 was a milestone that marked the importance of IoT across the globe, and this technology has only gained more popularity since then. Businesses across industries have IoT on their radar, and it is already impacting millions of lives.Different IoT platforms are now facilitating the development of faster, simpler, and intuitive. With apps, the market researchers are undertaking predictive IoT analysis. Meanwhile smart applications and wearable devices have already become top IoT applications.If we take a look back, the Internet disrupted most industries in 1995; Kodak disappeared with the launch of digital cameras, Encyclopedia lost to Wikipedia, Amazon crushed book stores, and blockbuster was blown off by the Netflix wave. The Internet has changed the way people purchase investment plans, movie tickets, and plane tickets.Just like the Internet, IoT has triggered a revolution, and with thousands of projects being launched, this trend is here to say, and researchers will have a lot on their checklist for their next project.Leveraging the Full Potential of IoT with Market Research Software Customers are not that knowledgeable as yet, and so it is the suppliers who need to know the right stuff when making their products and systems. Market researchers can conduct interviews with end-users who’ve used IoT systems and learn their triggers for investing in this technology. Market research can also uncover IoT vendors, the pain points of their existing clients.Then there are the expectations of their potential customers. Companies need to know how the installations went, and also what is driving consumers to invest in IoT devices and products. Market research can also discover what is lacking in IoT products and identify opportunities for making positive changes in the value chain.To create the perfect market research surveys, researchers can use market research software.Market research survey software allows you to create highly engaging online surveys that can be distributed across multiple platforms. A survey generates useful data before launching a new project, for improving an existing product, or for identifying potential new target markets.Surveys are a surefire way to extract accurate data on virtually anything. With fully-featured market research survey software that comes with ready templates, researchers can have reliable data and detailed analysis in hand. With advanced filters, researchers can generate precise responses.The advanced filters sift through the data without missing out any crucial piece of information. When this data is employed well, it can turn projects around quickly and moves the data into a powerful marketing tool. IoT hardware sensors are evoking a lot of interest and being researched, but the software powers the underlying technology, which facilitates the real-time transfer of data. Researchers can study the code so they know what keeps the hardware up and running as it can get overlooked otherwise. Also, with the advent of drones and robots, market researchers will need accurate insights to figure out if buyers are ready to embrace the change. The primary purpose of IoT is to make data sharing quick and easy, which is why major corporations like Cisco and Microsoft are building secure IoT solutions for different devices. Increasing the focus on security is now a focal point of research for most projects. But, how much does the general public care about safety in their IoT devices? And, does this affect their purchase behavior? It is questions like these that enable market researchers to determine future business trends.The Scope of IoT in 2019 and Beyond Researchers are in their nascent stage of discovering the latest IoT trends, and so they can use qualitative research to understand the role of IoT in different projects. Understanding the role of IoT projects would also help researchers uncover the pain points faced in these projects so they can shed light on unexpected problems and the solutions to cope with them. Qualitative Research Projects. SaaS Companies. Big Players will Dominate the Market. Platform vendors like Google, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft and leading carriers like Vodafone, AT&T, and Verizon will increase their IoT footprint. While these big players battle their IoT market share, much of the market research here will revolve around investigating the launch into a market.As a result of this, security will become the focal point of research for most projects. Market researchers will be entailed the responsibility of determining the importance of security among buyers and how it will impact their purchase decision. So it will become crucial to have a bigger view. Tapping IoT Talent Will be Challenging. Bhavika Sharma Traditional Industries. Big Tech. The Internet of Things (IoT) is fast evolving as a service and revenue generator in a hyper-connected universe. While IoT is already churning out an enormous volume of data every day, it is only a fraction of what is likely to come up in the next ten years. IoT is the buzzword for market researchers — and their success.Virtually everything, from industrial machines to wearable tech to medical devices, generates streams of data continuously. This data is stored, processed, and analyzed to empower different use cases. Going forward, market researchers can leverage big data analytics to gain granular visibility into separate data sets.This IoT is producing big data that will help in generating useful insights to produce concrete results concerning IoT devices and projects.Leveraging IoT Trends for Market Research Here are five ways market researchers can use IoT to their advantage: 5G Networks Will Rollout and Rule. Investments in IoT are expected to cross $1 trillion by 2020. Currently, there are about 1.3 billion connections, and IoT services have already reached an inflection point of 18 to 20 percent adoption. Bhavika Sharma is a survey designer at SurveySparrow, where she designs surveys that work by making them more conversational and engaging. When she isn’t designing killer surveys, she loves to travel in search of adventure and to meet new people. Her travel experiences have taught her the importance of conversation and that is what she brings to the table while creating surveys or content for her readers. IoT Security will Take Center Stage. Follow the Puck Cloud Applications. The rollout of 5G networks will impact all the IoT devices that are currently running on low-data-rate networks. With this, all the IoT apps that are linked to automation technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and virtual and augmented reality will enhance their capabilities.Specific applications like self-driven vehicles and cognitive computing will transition to the next level with the rollout of 5G networks. From manufacturing and transportation to public safety and emergency services, every industry will enjoy significant benefits as 5G networks finally become available on the market. The increasing use of IoT devices will automatically increase the risk of cyber attacks. From smart phones and home appliances to high-security commercial installations and government applications, everything will become vulnerable to attacks. IoT can also be used to create botnets which hackers can use for cyber attacks on Wi-Fi enabled networks, routers, and IoT devices. For all of these reasons, IoT security will become a top priority. IoT will Continue to Stay Hot – in Data and Devices. Manufacturers, government organizations, and oil and gas companies are the first to adopt advanced technologies, and they are ones who are leading the IoT revolution. IoT has a much higher acceptance rate in traditional industries that leverage the Internet of Things for monitoring traffic, tracking speed, or detecting pressure drops.For market researchers, the prominence of IoT in the old school industries is an excellent opportunity to determine future patterns for the application of IoT. When constructing market research, the best way to start is to investigate where and how the existing IoT solutions can be enhanced through intelligence and instrumentation. Related Posts Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… IoT sensors are internet-enabled, and so they are always sharing and receiving data through cloud technology. As a result of this, IoT has a significant impact on cloud computing, big data, and streaming analytics. With a massive amount of data being exchanged on cloud apps, market researchers can collect the data from major cloud vendors like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure and benefit from it. 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Backing up libraries is a quick and easy way to protect your video editing work.If you have ever lost a project file than you can attest to how essential it is to properly backup libraries in FCPX. You could potentially save yourselves hours of wasted work for doing a few seconds of backup preparation. The following video by the always entertaining guys from MacBreak Studio explains how to backup libraries in FCPX, as well as some of the more technical aspects to backing up your files.The video covers:Auto back-upsChanging program defaultsOpening an early iteration of a projectMaking copies of your librariesBacking up files straight to Dropbox As stated in the video you can back up your files straight to Dropbox. This makes a lot of sense for video editors on-the-go, as the file is accessible from anywhere. Dropbox is a free and easy way to back up project files (and any files for that matter) in the cloud. If you become a power Dropbox user (like me) you can always pay for additional space.Thanks MacBreak guys for sharing this useful tutorial!If you have any tips for backing up files in FCPX please share in the comments below!
MasterCard Inc has elevated Ajay Banga to chief executive officer, just 10 months after recruiting him from Citigroup as president and chief operating officer. Banga, 50, a graduate of Delhi University and the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, will assume the top position on July 1.Credit card companies Visa and Mastercard are on a tear as consumers increasingly shift from paper to plastic. Last year card transactions exceeded paper transactions for the first time and in three years electronic payments are expected to rise to almost $6 trillion Related Items