The clock is ticking for those interested in filing as a candidate for a local school corporation board member seat.Franklin County Clerk Karla Bauman said that a declaration to run for a school board office must be received by August 22.Three seats are open on Batesville’s school board. They are for District 1, 2, and 4.Franklin County School’s District 5 at-large seat will also appear on the ballot, along with open seats for many school corporations throughout the region.Ripley County Clerk Mary Ann McCoy says her office accepts petitions for Batesville, Jac-Cen-Del, Milan and South Ripley.South Dearborn School applicants can apply through the Dearborn County Clerk.Voters will cast a ballot for school board members during November’s general election.
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Alabama boasts a 53-25-5 all-time record against LSU, including an eight-game win streak that dates back to these teams’ meeting in the 2012 BCS championship game. That also includes three pitched shutout wins for Alabama, the most recent of which came last season. But LSU looks ready to finally get back on the right side of this series with an offense that ranks among the team’s best — maybe ever. It’s also worth noting LSU won the last “Game of the Century” meeting, which took place in Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2011.With that, here’s everything you need to know about “College GameDay” as it visits Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.MORE: Will Bama, LSU give true meaning to ‘Game of the Century’?Where is ‘College GameDay’ location for Week 11?Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala.Matchup: No. 1 LSU at No. 2 AlabamaThis will be the 14th time Tuscaloosa will host “GameDay,” and the ninth time since 2010. The Crimson Tide are 6-7 all-time when hosting “GameDay,” but are 2-2 against LSU. Alabama has a 7-2 all-time record when playing LSU in the “GameDay” game of the week.’College GameDay’ schedule on ESPNTV channel: ESPNStart time: 9 a.m. ETThe “College GameDay” crew of Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Rece Davis and Desmond Howard will preview Week 11’s college football action live from Tuscaloosa. The game will be broadcast on CGS with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. ET. To the surprise of no one, “College GameDay” will visit Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the 2019 version of the “Game of the Century” between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama.The cross-division meeting No. 5 Penn State and No. 13 Minnesota was enticing as well, but that matchup just doesn’t stand up to the SEC West showdown between the Tigers and Tide, which is the season’s single-most important game in terms of determining the final College Football Playoff field. ESPN typically announces its next “College GameDay” location every Monday. Potential locations for Week 12 include Clemson, S.C. (No. 22 Wake Forest at No. 4 Clemson), Auburn, Ala. (No. 6 Georgia at No. 12 Auburn), Waco, Texas (No. 9 Oklahoma at No. 11 Baylor) and Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan State at No. 14 Michigan).WeekMatchupLocationGuest PickerCorso’s HeadgearOutcome0Miami at No. 8 FloridaOrlando, Fla.Michael IrvinGators24-20 Florida1No. 11 Oregon vs. No. 16 AuburnArlington, TexasBo JacksonDucks27-21 Auburn2No. 6 LSU at No. 9 TexasAustin, TexasMatthew McConaugheyTigers45-38 LSU3No. 20 Iowa at Iowa StateAmes, IowaEric ChurchCyclones18-17 Iowa4No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 3 GeorgiaAthens, Ga.JeezyBulldogs23-17 Georgia5No. 5 Ohio State at NebraskaLincoln, Neb.Gabrielle UnionBuckeyes48-7 Ohio State6No. 7 Auburn at No. 10 FloridaGainesville, Fla.Emmitt SmithGators24-13 Florida7No. 7 Florida at No. 5 LSUBaton Rouge, La.John GoodmanTigers42-28 LSU8No. 16 Michigan at No. 7 Penn StateUniversity Park, Pa.Lara SpencerNittany Lions28-21 Penn State9No. 1 NDSU at No. 3 SDSU (FCS)Brookings, S.D.Pat McAfeeBison23-16 NDSU10No. 15 SMU at No. 24 MemphisMemphis, Tenn.Jerry LawlerMustangs54-48 MemphisWho is the guest picker on ‘College GameDay’ for Week 11?The guest picker for “GameDay” on Saturday is former Alabama golfer Justin Thomas. The world’s current No. 4 golfer won the Haskins Award — given to the nation’s most outstanding golfer — as a freshman at Alabama in 2012. He was also a member of Alabama golf’s 2013 national championship team.LSU at Alabama oddsSportsbook Review has Alabama listed as a 6.5-point favorite over LSU. Both of SN’s Bill Bender and Zac Al-Khateeb have predicted an Alabama victory: 34-27 by Bender and 38-35 by Al-Khateeb.
Friends star Courteney Cox stopped by a luxury Donegal hotel this week during her Ireland break.The US actress checked into Instagram from Lough Eske Castle yesterday, with a photo of herself and the caption ‘Surrounded by the natural beauty of Ireland #lougheske #donegal’.Cox is well-known to be a fan of photo filters on social media, and this time she added some humour with a not-so-‘natural’ face distortion effect. Cox was in Ireland this week to be with her fiancé Johnny McDaid as he played a gig with his band Snow Patrol. The trip included visits to Bangor, Dublin and Donegal.There is speculation that the couple were planning a wedding in Donegal, which is close to McDaid’s home in Derry. Fans are now wondering could Courteney’s latest visit to Lough Eske Castle, a popular wedding venue, be a hint?Cox isn’t the only celebrity to praise the beauty of Donegal this week. Actor Jason Momoa also shared an Instagram snap yesterday looking back on his time in Donegal after filming Game of Thrones.What was this Game of Thrones star doing in the back of a van in Donegal? Courteney Cox joins growing list of celebs checking out Donegal! was last modified: May 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Courteney CoxLough Eske Castle
The Wise Touch tablet has been developedespecially for South African consumers,businesses and educational institutions.(Images: Wise Tablets)MEDIA CONTACTS • Gian ShiptonMD, Wise Tablets+27 12 667 8888 or +27 82 659 3035RELATED ARTICLES• Laptops to boost Africa’s e-literacy• Bringing internet to SA’s unconnected• Africa leads solar laptop revolution• Education goes mobile with VodacomShamin ChibbaLocal developer Wise Tablets, based in Centurion, has announced the imminent release of a new range of tablets that will cater specifically for the country’s consumer and educational needs.The Wise Touch 1, a low-cost tablet designed especially with the average South African in mind, will be released on 1 December.It ships with an array of applications that have been developed and pre-loaded on behalf of around 115 South African brands, and also features numerous educational programs.A limited batch of tablets is expected in stores next month, while the tablet will be officially launched and distributed in February 2012.The economical 10-inch Wise Touch, which runs on Android version 2.2, will retail for R3 500 (US$429).The seven-inch 3G tablet will retail for R2 500 ($306) and the entry-level seven-inch wi-fi version will cost less than R1 500 ($184), according to reports. Both will come with Android version 2.3.The company has also recently added an eight-inch version, which is said to be a perfect size for handling, reading and web browsing. The price of this device has yet to be disclosed.All tablets have a capacitative touch screen, a standard 3.5mm earphone jack, and a mini HDMI and USB port. Although on-board memory is modest, it can be expanded up to 32GB with a micro-SD card.Giving local retailers a tablet presenceAccording to Wise Tablets MD Gian Shipton, the Wise Touch was developed to provide South Africans with a tablet that would allow them to shop at local retailers from their own homes.“Most South African companies have a good web presence but have not migrated to tablets. Now the Wise Touch gives them a platform to be active on the tablet,” said Shipton. “These are brands people relate to.”Though the tablets are manufactured in China – as is the Apple iPad – Shipton said they are made according to strict specifications and standards.Different from the iPad and GalaxyWise Touch applications fall into one of three categories, namely the Wise Shopping Mall, Wise Business Park and Wise Education Centre.The Wise Shopping Mall allows users to shop for groceries, take-aways, movies, toys and books, do their banking, and access newspapers and magazines.Shipton said that companies in developed countries and elsewhere in Africa are already expressing interest in the Wise Shopping Mall concept.The Wise Business Park caters for non-retail enterprises such as airlines, broadcasters, media houses, insurance companies, law firms, and property agents.For a company to be included on the list of applications, Shipton said they would have to be nationally recognised and own a well-known brand.Apart from the applications, which include the standard offerings for social media, multimedia and entertainment, Shipton has said that Wise Tablets’ other drawcard is a full local support service. Walk-in repair centres will also be opening soon, while sortware updates will be freely available.Another tool added to the tablet is the omnibus communicator, a free application that allows companies to communicate with customers directly.Tablets for educationThe Wise Education Centre is designed for schools that could use the tablet as a teaching tool.Shipton mentioned that 50% of the Wise Touch strategy is to bring the tablet to the education sector. Wise Tablets have created a specific module that allows pupils to view documents, flash videos and load any other media.The company already has access to most of the public school syllabus and some university content, all of which will be provided to pupils and students for free.However, the content can only be used on the Wise Tablet because of encryption and digital rights management issues with content owners.Shipton said the company is working with the University of JohannesburgUniversity of Johannesburg, Wits University, the University of Pretoria and 40 private schools in distributing the tablets and its content.Competitors on the prowlThe Wise Touch is not the first low-cost tablet in South Africa nor is it the first to offer localised content. This is according to Arthur Goldstuck, the MD of independent technology research company World Wide Worx. In a recent ITWeb report, Goldstuck named the wi-fi only, R999 ($122) Colpad as Wise Touch’s major competitor.The Colpad may not boast an extensive list of applications as found on the Wise Touch, but it trumps it with its price.However, Goldstuck acknowledged the Wise Education Centre as a clever move as it will attract parents and students who want to avoid spending money on expensive textbooks.
You may know how to use a lens but do you know how they are made? In this post we share some background on lens construction and videos that show the fascinating process.As a filmmaker you are probably very familiar with how to use a lens to capture awesome images. You likely know how they work, but do you know how lenses are made? Knowing how lenses are created isn’t necessary to be a successful filmmaker, but knowing the fundamentals of their construction can help you better understand how they function.Creating a LensIn the simplest terms, a lens is designed to direct light to a camera sensor or film…but that requires much more than a simple piece of glass. Lenses need to be specially optimized to minimize artifacts and chromatic aberrations. Different waves of light react differently with certain glass shapes so careful design is important. While most consumer grade lenses are spherical in design, professional lenses usually utilize an aspheric shape, making them curved instead of fully rounded.Moreover, lenses almost always need to be able to change focus which makes the process much more complicated. Not only do you need more than one piece of glass to change focus, you also need to be able to move that glass back and forth within the lens body. An added iris also creates many more moving parts within a lens body. If the lens is a zoom then there is most assuredly going to be even more complicated moving parts. Most lenses have over 100 parts that must be put on separately.Photo via PhotoReviewThe ProcessAs stated above, there are a lot of different working parts in any lens so there is no simple way to create one. However, in it’s most basic form the process of creating a lens (Nikon) is:Mix glass powder in a large mixerMelt the powder to a liquidSqueeze a large sheet of glass out into a long glass stripCut small measured squares of glass out of the larger stripPlace the squares in a mold and melt in an ovenPolish the glassAssemble the lens body with the glass inside The following video by Nikon shows the process of creating their lenses. Notice how hands-on the lens making process is; definitely an insight into why lenses are so expensive.Bonus Video! How Leica makes their “luxury” lenses.Share your thoughts on lenses in the comments below!
China, Korea advance to AVC semis Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label PLAY LIST 01:10Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label01:44Opposition heckles lead Hong Kong leader to abandon policy speech02:20Hidden healers treat Hong Kong protesters01:37Protesters 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 LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Christian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.comBolstering its roster for the upcoming 2018 ASEAN Basketball League season, reigning champion Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions have signed up Christian Standhardinger as their Heritage import for their title retention bid.You First Basket, the Fil-German big man’s agency, confirmed the news on Sunday in a tweet.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension The 28-year-old Standhardinger has impressed in his short stint with Gilas Pilipinas, leaving a strong impression thanks to his fearless style of play down low.He averaged 11.8 points and 7.4 rebounds in his debut for the national team in the 2017 Jones Cup and upped his scoring in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, netting 15.5 markers and 6.5 boards through the three games in the group stages.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 shutoutStandhardinger’s addition to Hong Kong keeps the squad as the favorites in the regional league as he joins defending ASEAN Heritage MVP Tyler Lamb and World Import MVP Marcus Elliott this coming season. LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago View comments
SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief With the new season just around the corner, both La Salle and Far Eastern University would rather close the dark chapter between the two schools and focus on the upcoming tournament.“It’s very unfortunate that it happened,” said Green Archers coach Aldin Ayo. “I wish it didn’t happen, but we’re no longer talking about it. I also told the boys to no longer talk about it, to not post anything in social media because nobody wins in social media. We were focused on the UAAP.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’1.7K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag also expects both squads to adhere to league rules.“They are champion teams, so I expect them to act like champions and they will behave like champions,” Saguisag said. Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:49La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:37Protesters 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 LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Lynx beat Mystics for top seed in WNBA Playoffs Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games “Actually, I did not do that. All of the coaches there were running, pushing everyone to temper the situation. I was just doing that. If you put motive in all of the coaches’ actions there, you can put a spin on it, but I opted not to say anything about it because the issue will just get bigger,” he said.READ: Archers, Tams brawl again in preseason, this time in Davao CityWith the air already cleared on both sides, Ayo and Racela hope that both parties can put this issue to rest and look forward to the 80th Season of the UAAP, which unfurls this coming weekend.“Hopefully, we settle this. I also asked our admin if we can patch things up, because this is sports,” said Ayo. “Hopefully, we learn from this. We won’t go somewhere where we can’t control the situation. Hopefully, the two teams learn something from this.”“Everyone is excited about the coming UAAP season. We’re excited about our first game, and it just so happened that we’ll be against La Salle. So let’s leave it at that and let’s all move forward and move on,” said Racela, who is in his first season with FEU.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ “I want to close the book of that FEU-La Salle. What I always preach and tell my players in basketball or in life is to not to dwell on the past and to move forward, move on and be mindful of the present. Let’s forget what happened,” Tamaraws head coach Olsen Racela said.READ: Bench-clearing brawl erupts in La Salle-FEU preseason gameFEATURED 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 shutoutLa Salle head coach Aldin Ayo, left, and Far Eastern U menter Olsen Racela share a laugh during the UAAP Season 80 press conference. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe two teams figured in a bench-clearing brawl two weeks ago in a pocket tournament at Kadayawan Festival in Davao that resulted in a double forfeiture of the game. Ayo defended himself from accusations of strangling FEU forward Arvin Tolentino during the scuffle, saying that he was just trying to pacify the situation. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
India’s Deepika Kumari squandered a two-set lead against London Olympics double gold medallist Ki Bo Bae of South Korea, and had to settle for the silver medal in the women’s individual recurve competition at the Archery World Cup Final in Tokyo on Sunday.Deepika won the first two sets, but allowed the Korean to make a remarkable comeback and seal top honours in the season finale in the Japanese capital.The Jharkhand teenager was a whisker away from winning the deciding fifth set but shot a seven in her final attempt, opening the door for her opponent who prevailed 6-4.Dola Banerjee is the only Indian archer to win a gold medal at the World Cup Final, when she triumphed in Dubai in 2007.The showdown with the top two archers in the world rankings took place in rain, but Ki dealt with the elements better when it really counted.Deepika had won the silver medal at the World Cup Final last year as well, going down to China’s Cheng Ming in the final in Istanbul. She was hoping to go one better this time round, but it was not to be.Only the top eight archers in each category make it to the World Cup Final, on the basis of their performance in the Archery World Cups through the year. Deepika was the only Indian competing at the elite seasonending event.Deepika had gone into the London Olympics as the World No.1, but had a disappointing outing and was displaced by Ki as World No.1.advertisementThe Indian capitalised on a sloppy start by Ki and took the first two sets 26-23 and 27-25. But as the Korean improved, Deepika went the other way.She had managed two perfect 10s in the first two sets, but failed to repeat the feat thereafter, with the conditions making it tough for the archers.Ki won the third set with scores of 9-9-10, while Deepika could only shoot 9-8-7. In fact, her final shots in the last three rounds all accounted for seven each.The Korean levelled the gold medal match, winning the fourth set 8-10-8 to 8-8-7.Deepika opened the decider and shot a nine, with Ki replying with an eight. Deepika, thus, had her nose in front.Both archers shot nines in their next attempts, meaning that the Indian still had a one-shot lead going into the last two arrows.Deepika could have sealed the deal with a 10, but handed the initiative to the Korean with a seven. It meant that Ki had to hit a nine to clinch the gold medal, and she did just that.The victory capped a great season for the Korean, who had won gold medals in the individual and team events at the London Olympics. Korean Choi Hyeonju took home the bronze medal with a 6-4 victory over Jennifer Nichols of the United States.Earlier in the day, Deepika won two matches to make it to the title clash.Japan’s Miki Kanie was hardly a match for the Indian, who prevailed 7-1. The semi-final against Nichols was tied 2-2 before Deepika took the next two sets to clinch a berth in the final.Ki had to go through a shoot-off with compatriot Choi to get into the gold medal match.Korea took the men’s recurve gold medal as well when Kim Woojin edged past two-time defending World Cup Final winner Brady Ellison in a shoot-off.France’s Gael Provost defeated Korean Im Dong Hyun 6-2 for the bronze medal.
Man Utd open talks with Fiorentina for Nikola Milenkovicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are in talks with Fiorentina for Nikola Milenkovic.La Repubblica says former manager Jose Mourinho appeared to have identified the 21-year-old centre-back as the man to solve his defensive woes at Old Trafford.And despite Mourinho’s sacking, United are still pressing ahead to complete a deal.And it goes on to state officials have been locked in talks with Milenkovic’s agent throughout the Christmas period in order to get the transfer over the line.United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward wants to bring in reinforcements to help boost interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s quest to secure a top four spot.But the club are not expected to spend too heavily once the window re-opens, preferring instead to get the majority of funds for their next permanent boss. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say