Linkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Sam Fristachi Women’s Basketball on three-game skid after loss to Oklahoma Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ ReddIt Women’s basketball falls in Big 12 Championship quarterfinals to Baylor Samantha Fristachi is a senior from Massapequa, New York. She is a journalism and sports broadcasting major and a business minor. She hopes to be a sports broadcaster on ESPN one day. Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Women’s Basketball falls to Kansas State in overtime loss + posts Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Facebook Twitter Twitter printBehind goals from Yazmeen Ryan and Tijana Duricek, TCU beat the No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks to propel themselves to first place in the Big 12 standings.Goalie Emily Alvarado played lights out, tallying four saves to record her 18th career shutout.“I thought we were able to get out on our front foot,” head coach Eric Bell said. “We developed tempo and had a good possession game which led to creating chances.“We were able to score on a set-piece, but what I liked most about it is we battled to keep the ball in the box. Tijana Duricek was in the right place right time,” Bell added. The Horned Frogs outshot the Jayhawks 10-3 in the first half and generated four corners. On the third corner, Kansas tried to clear the ball, but Duricek was there to score and give TCU a 1-0 lead.Kansas came out strong in the second half, but TCU got an insurance goal, as Gracie Brian produced a beautiful heel touch to Ryan to make the score 2-0. “In the second half, Kansas changed its shape to adjust to us,” Bell said. “We had to figure it out and it took time for everyone to find where they should be playing, but we did eventually. We were able to get the second goal. It was a fantastic goal by Yazmeen.”TCU is now alone at the top of the Big 12 standings with a record of 5-0-1. “We are really proud of the group for handling everything 2020 has thrown at them,” Bell said. “They’ve just said bring it on. They’ve dealt with it in a classy fashion. They are very focused on doing something that has never been done at TCU – winning a conference championship.”As they continue to pursue a Big 12 title, TCU will next travel to Manhattan to take on the Kansas State Wildcats. Kickoff is set for noon on Sunday, Oct. 25, and will be televised on ESPN+. Previous articleThe LEAP 10/22/20Next articleHoroscope: October 23, 2020 Sam Fristachi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Women’s Basketball falls in regular-season finale against Texas Facebook Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Yazmeen Ryan scored her third goal of the season in the teams win over Kansas. (Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com)
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Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Calvary Chapel of Pasadena’s next outreach concert will feature the music of Sarah Macintosh on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Sarah’s music is a blend of alternative pop/rock modern worship and she has a beautiful voice that leads one to a place where he/she can stand open hearted before the Lord.This should be a great night of music followed by a great message from Pastor Xavier. Please pray about bringing someone who needs salvation. Ages 9 and above only. To request for more information about the concert please email [email protected] Chapel of Pasadena, 2200 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, (626) 584-9992 or visit www.calvarychapelpasadena.com. Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Religious Music Calvary Chapel of Pasadena: Sarah Macintosh Concert – April 22 Published on Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 9:03 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
By Dialogo January 25, 2016 Brazil’s Armed Forces are increasing their involvement in the demining process in Colombia where they have cooperated with the Colombian Armed Forces in such efforts for the past decade. In 2015, Brazilian service members began to collaborate more directly in the process by creating the Inter-American Technical Advisory Group in Colombia (GATI-CO), which aims to help Colombian Armed Forces personnel and civilians with the quality control of deactivating and removing landmines. “Brazilian Military personnel possess well-recognized technical expertise in the realm of humanitarian demining,” stated Colonel Eustáquio Alves da Costa Neto, Defense Attaché for the EB in Colombia. “[That’s] fruit of the experience acquired from their participation in United Nations and Organization of American States missions; from keeping up to date with the evolution of detection techniques and the equipment used; and from the study of and contribution to international standards.” In addition to providing additional funds for demining, the government plans on increasing the number of deminers. Today, there are 600 Army personnel who work on demining operations, 127 humanitarian deminers from British organization The Halo Trust, and four more from the NGO Norwegian People’s Aid operating in Colombia, according to the DAICMA and the Ministry of Defense. The government plans to bolster its demining force to 10,000 Soldiers, who will be complemented by new NGOs, such as Handicap International Colombia, joining the effort, according to the Ministry of Defense. The first platoon of UNAVEM’s Humanitarian Demining program was from the Brazilian Navy’s Marine Corps and not from the Brazilian Army. Military authorities have declared five Colombian towns – El Dorado in Meta; Zambrano in Bolívar; San Carlos and San Francisco in Antioquia; and San Vicente de Chucurí in Santander – home to about 70,000 Colombians, mine free. The government’s goal is to completely demine the country by 2021, which would greatly improve public safety after landmines claimed 11,243 victims, including 2,148 fatalities, from 1990 to December 2015, according to the DAICMA. Brazil has accumulated experience in demining through activities with other countries. The Brazilian Army (EB, for its Portuguese acronym) acquired such knowledge during the United Nations Angola Verification Missions (UNAVEM I, II, and III) from 1988 to 1997. From the 1990s until 2010, Brazil also participated in the Mission of Assistance to Remove Mines in Central America, as well as in the Mission of Assistance to Remove Mines in South America, which is ongoing. International experience More than 20,000 mines disabled “GMI-CO was created to assist Colombian Troops in acquiring capabilities in the realm of humanitarian demining and in ensuring compliance with international standards,” Col. Eustáquio explained. “Eight platoons from the Colombian Army that form the Demining Battalion and a Marine platoon were trained by GMI-CO. GMI’s support was fundamental in demining 80 civilian areas and 35 Military bases, allowing thousands of Colombians to return to their lands in the countryside.” The EB began demining work in Colombia in 2005 by sending personnel to the Inter-American Defense Board’s (IADB) Group of Inter-American Monitors in Colombia (GMI-CO), with Brazilians accounting for 42 of 51 personnel. Since 2009, the group has been comprised of exclusively Brazilian Military personnel. Military authorities estimate that for every 5,000 landmines that security forces disable, one deminer dies and two are injured, Col. Eustáquio said. This explains why Colombia led the world in terms of Military victims in 2014, with 156 injured and 31 killed, according to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Since 2007, personnel have disabled 1,624 mines throughout the country, according to the Directorate for Comprehensive Action against Antipersonnel Mines (DAICMA). Meanwhile, Military deminers with the Army’s Engineer Corps, the Handling of Explosive Devices unit, and the Explosive and Demolition Teams have disabled 19,008 devices. Many of the devices were placed by guerrilla groups, including the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army, as well as other illegal armed groups that have been in armed conflict with the government for decades. In 1997, through the Ottawa Treaty – a document signed by 122 countries whose objective is to eradicate the production of landmines and contribute to helping victims – Colombia promised to be completely free of landmines by March 1, 2011. However, the government received a 10-year extension to complete the task and has increased its resources to reach the goal. On October 27th, 16 Colombian officers completed GATI-CO’s first course, which was a five-week class for National Humanitarian Demining Monitors. Colombian Army Captain Adriana Osorio Cifuentes, the first woman to ever graduate from such a course like this in Columbia, placed first in the assessments. In 2016, the GATI-CO is planning additional courses, including two for internal monitors; two for internal supervisors; and one for civilians who will monitor the quality of work done by the Colombian government’s accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs). In 2014, the government invested around $7.4 billion pesos (approximately US$3.3 million at the time) into demining programs through the DAICMA and in conjunction with the European Union. The budget for 2015 was $9 billion pesos (US$3 million), with the funds increasing to more than $10.4 billion pesos (US$3.25 million) in 2016. Looking forward
Share Ukraine gambling bill enacted by President Zelensky August 11, 2020 Submit Parimatch named official betting partner of OMEGA league August 3, 2020 Related Articles Parimatch hails top talent of inaugural ‘Universal Sports & Games Hackathon’ August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon Share SBC Events has followed up January’s PaymentExpert.com launch by adding the PaymentExpert Forum to next month’s Betting on Football (19-22 March) agenda.The inaugural PaymentExpert Forum will be held on Wednesday 20 March as a standalone track at #bofcon – an event featuring more than 2,000 senior executives, 200 of which will be speaking across 40 conference sessions at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge.The forum has been designed to provide payment professionals working for both operators and payment suppliers with a platform to discuss opportunities and threats as part of the future of the betting and gaming industry.It will include sessions focused on the interpretation of the Wire Act, payment trends in Africa, meeting new anti-money laundering directive (AMLD) rules, Brexit fall-out and the ‘duty of care’ for payment providers in the fight against problem gambling.Those attending will also get full access to the Betting on Football exhibition and conference, which includes related tracks such as ‘Global Markets’ and ‘The Science of Compliance’ on Thursday 21 March.The list of confirmed speakers for the PaymentExpert Forum includes a number of experts such as Isabelle Delisle, Head of Group Payments, Pinnacle; Rahul Das, Head of Payments at William Hill; Nick Izmaylov, Managing Partner, Parimatch; Charmaine Hogan, Former International Business Development, Bet365 & European Commission; Ciaran Carr, Payments Manager, Paddy Power Betfair; Sergey Kot, Head of Business Development, Parimatch; Samuel Barrett, Gaming Director & Payment Specialist at Trustly; Laurent Reysbosch, SVP of iGaming at HiPay; Marc Wood, Global Gaming Sales Director at Pay360; Chris Smart, SVP Global Gaming & FX Sectors at emerchantpay; Stephen Quinn, Member of the Executive Board, Akce; Vasilije Lekovic, Director of Gaming Accounts, Trustly; Matthew Harrod, VP Europe at Processing.com.Sam Barrett said: “Trustly is a keen supporter of SBC Events, and the PaymentExpert Forum is a great addition to their portfolio. We are really looking forward to participating and speaking at the event, and I am in particular excited about chairing the Forum.”Laurent Reysbosch added: “Many of us have been asking for a dedicated payment industry event, and I am glad to see that SBC has finally delivered on their promise by bringing the PaymentExpert Forum to life on behalf of the betting and gaming industry.”Marc Wood said: “The PaymentExpert Forum is a welcome addition to the industry as SBC always deliver quality focused events with great conference content. The Forum will no question deliver a strong debate among stakeholders in the payment industry.”The PaymentExpert Forum joins the Digital Marketing Forum and the invite-only Sponsorship Forum running alongside the already packed agenda running across the two days.PaymentExpert Forum guests will also be treated to a fun-filled evening agenda, starting with networking drinks at Frankie’s Bar sponsored by Trustly, followed by an invite-only payment industry dinner on the luxurious Silver Sturgeon before the HiPay-sponsored Official Party at Namco Funscape.
Friday 3 July 2015 – On the evening of 1 July 2015, during the Summit Excellence in Quality at Montreux Switzerland, the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) was awarded with an international award in ‘European Quality’ in the healthcare sphere category, in an award ceremony hosted by the Swiss Institute for Quality Standards (SIQS) and the Socrates Committee.• Download press releaseThis award is in recognition of the safe and effective treatment methods, the highly professional medical staff and services quality in accordance to the European standards.The aim of the award was to spread the Swiss Quality concept and to promote and implement advanced quality standards. Winning this international award is an accolade for South Africa and serves as recognition of the NHLS and affirmation of the organisations’ position as a leader in pathology and diagnostic services.Ms Joyce Mogale, who currently serves as interim CEO of the NHLS, said that representing the NHLS at the award ceremony was a great honour, and that receiving the award is not only a celebration for the organisation, but also for the country. In addition, the award serves as a reflection of the great strides and continuous improvements made by South African healthcare institutions over the years, and can essentially be attributed to the overwhelming dedication, commitment and professionalism of our medical staff and the quality services they provide.This prestigious international recognition places the NHLS in an advantageous position, as the organisation now has the rights to:Utilise the United Kingdom’s registered award logo for advertising purposes, in order to show recognition in accordance to the highest quality of standards.Receive national prestige and confirmation of service excellence in international markets; andObtain consultation services from Europe Business Assembly (EBA) experts concerning goods and services promotion for national and regional markets.Issued by the NHLS’ Communication, Marketing and Public Relations departmentTel: 011 555 0567
This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Residential foundations vary widely from one corner of the U.S. to another. Builders in some regions love basements, while builders in other regions swear by slabs on grade. Although most builders have a theory to explain these regional preferences, the main reason for these variations is habit, not logic. In areas of the country where basements are rare, there usually aren’t any technical barriers to building basements; and up north, where basements rule, it’s perfectly possible to build on a slab.Slabs have several virtues: they are inexpensive and they keep all of a home’s living area above grade, away from dampness and mold. Basements also have their virtues: they keep plumbing pipes from freezing, provide a good place to install a furnace and run ductwork, and provide a useful area for storage.Crawlspaces are more of a puzzle, and it’s hard to come up with a reason to like them. I’m sure that as soon as this blog is published, a builder from North Carolina will write in with an eloquent defense of the crawlspace. I don’t have a dog in this fight, however, so if you really want a crawlspace, go ahead and build one. Just be sure you get the details right.If you’re perverse, and you want to build a damp, moldy, nasty crawlspace, just do two things: insulate the crawlspace ceiling with fiberglass batts, and vent the crawlspace to the exterior. If you live in the Southeast, within a few short years the fiberglass batts will begin to hang down at odd angles like drunken stalactites. Every summer, the open vents will introduce huge amounts of moisture into the crawlspace. You’ll end up with a classic moldy crawlspace — one that represents a significant source of moisture for… 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. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in
This article is only available to GBA Prime Members A very small percentage of U.S. homes are off the electricity grid — far fewer, for example, than in Africa. That said, North American designers of off-grid homes often end up posting questions on GBA.To help this subset of builders avoid common design errors, I’ll share what I’ve learned from living in an off-grid house for 42 years. Off-grid homeowners use less electricity Off-grid homeowners have a much stricter energy budget than owners of grid-connected homes. This is due to simple economics: off-grid electricity is expensive — on the order of $0.50 to $1.00 per kWh.Sure, photovoltaic (PV) modules are relatively cheap. But batteries and gas-powered generators (or propane-fired generators) are expensive, and those of us who live off the grid need batteries and generators — because the sun doesn’t always shine.During certain seasons, off-grid homeowners are likely to have an energy surplus. InVermont, for example, a 1-kW PV system that produces 48 kWh of electricity in the month of December will produce three times as much electricity (145 kWh) in the month of May. If weather forecasters predict three days of sunny weather in May or June, you can plug in extra hairdryers, do several loads of laundry, and vacuum the house. But during a snowstorm in the middle of December, you’ve got to be careful about energy use. That’s when you will be using your broom instead of your vacuum cleaner. House design issues You can power your off-grid house with a micro-hydro system or a wind turbine if you want, but by far the most common way to generate off-grid electricity is with a PV system.If you have a large lot, you probably want to install a ground-mounted PV array. If you live in a snowy… 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. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in
You’re done shooting for the day, and you’re reviewing your footage in post when you see it: the dreaded hot pixel. Why does it happen? More importantly, how do you fix it? Let’s take a look.Top image via ShutterstockMurphy’s Law is multiplied by ten when it comes to filmmaking. Bulbs will blow, actors will arrive late, the weather will change. It happens, and it happens a lot. You can prepare for these things, yet, how do you prepare for a hot pixel?The still below is from a production I was involved in during the summer of 2011. Just above the young boy’s head is a small pink dot; this dot is a hot pixel. It can also go by the name of a dead pixel or a stuck pixel. The terms have become interchangeable in regards to video. However, they do have their own individual meanings which are linked to digital photography.Hot, Dead, or Stuck: Defining Pixel ProblemsHot PixelA hot pixel is a common defect found in the majority of digital cameras. You will often find hot pixels in your image during a long exposure shot with a high ISO. It’s normal to have these and they will come and go over time. Hot pixels (in a photograph) aren’t a problem; you can fix the image very easily in Lightroom or Photoshop. These are caused by electrical charges that leak into the sensor wells, and they will get worse and appear more frequently when the sensor itself is hot. Typically these are only found upon inspection of the image in post-production. It’s very rare for a hot pixel to show up on your camera’s LCD screen.Dead PixelA dead pixel is a pixel that is no longer receiving any information or power. This will show up as a dark-colored dot on your LCD. The color of the dot can also sometimes be the color of an adjacent pixel, but doesn’t quite line up correctly. Dead pixels are not good news; it’s a malfunction and there is nothing you can do about it. While you can easily fix the missing pixel in Photoshop, a dead pixel will not fix itself and you will be constantly correcting the problem.Stuck PixelUnlike dead pixels, stuck pixels do receive information and power, just not the correct information. They will usually appear as a color from the RGB color model, such as a bright green. Like hot pixels, stuck pixels are also common and you can expect these to come and go over time. These too can be fixed easily with the clone stamp tool.If your photographs have any of the defects listed above, it is more than likely that the viewer of the photograph isn’t even going to notice. It’s only us, the obsessive creative, who are viewing our media up to 300% zoomed in that will notice them. Unfortunately, this notion does not translate that well over into video. Having a stuck pixel in video mode while you pan the camera is quickly going to become noticeable.In video, the three individual terms become entwined into each other and you’ll often find different people citing different terms — but they are all talking about the same thing: a pixel is not receiving the correct information. Unlike photography, having a hot pixel in video is more of a serious problem, as the fix isn’t as easy as opening up Photoshop.How to Remove a Hot PixelImage via ShutterstockIf you have a hot pixel, you can follow the steps below to remove it. The steps are in relation to Canon cameras, therefore the option of sensor cleaning may be found in a different area for a different brand, but the concept works for most brands. The fix itself is essentially a DIY sensor remap, and it tends to have a 50/50 success rate. A quick Google search for this method will bring up forums full of DSLR video users either laughing with joy or crying with sadness.To try and remove a hot pixel from your video footage, complete the following steps:Remove your lens and place the body cap onto the camera.Turn the camera on and go to the settings menu.Select sensor cleaning and then select manual sensor cleaning.This will open the mirror and remap the sensor.You need to leave it in this setting for thirty seconds to a minute.Turn the camera off, and then turn it back on to see if the problem has been fixed.There are several old wives’ tales surrounding the procedure for this method. Some say you need to fully charge the batteries, others say that you need to keep the camera facing the floor. Whether these methods increase the possibility of the hot pixels being removed has yet to be proven.The Hot Pixel Is Still There. Now What?Upon turning the camera back on, you are faced with either two possibilities: the method above has either fixed the problem, or it has not. In 2011, this method worked on my 7D, but not with my 5d Mk II. Hot pixels are a very hit-and-miss problem when it comes to video.If at this point your camera is still showing a hot pixel while filming, there are not a lot of options available to you. Fortunately for myself, the scene where the hot pixel first appeared was composed as a series of static shots. Using the clone stamp tool in After Effects, I was able to take the neighboring pixel and fix it. If your shot is handheld or has a lot of movement in it, it can still be fixed using this method, but it’s going to take a lot of time. At this point, you will need to factor in time versus cost.In most cases, replacing the sensor will cost just as much as a new camera. If at the end of this article you still have a hot pixel on your video footage, you might want to delegate your DSLR to b-roll duties.Do you have any hot pixel experiences to share? Do so in the comments below!
Athlon SportsAthlon Sports has ranked every college football coach, No. 1 to No. 128, ahead of the 2016 season. You can view the full list here. The top of the list is what most people care about, though, and inside Athlon Sports’ top 10, there aren’t too many surprises. The biggest “surprise” is probably that there is only one SEC coach in the top 10, but there isn’t a clear SEC coach slight. [email protected] ranked the top #CFB coaches in the country & only 1 SEC coach made the top 10 pic.twitter.com/cBaH9hzp4z— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) June 21, 2016The No. 1 and No. 2 spots are extremely obvious and unarguable. After that, there are a handful of coaches who could be deserving of the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 spots.If you were starting a college football program tomorrow, though, Harbaugh would almost certainly be the choice behind Saban and Meyer.
Shaneen RobinsonAPTN National NewsIt’s day 17 of a Manitoba clan mother’s spiritual fast.Alma Kakikepinisey is camped out in her community refusing to eat until she gets a new house.In a unique twist, archive news footage shows her father did the same a long time [email protected]