Get live updates, news and analysis from the long-awaited showdown between the 49ers and Raiders on Thurday at 5:20 p.m. as the rivals battle at Levi’s Stadium.In the 14th and final Bay Area meeting between the teams, mostly pride is at stake as both teams come into the nationally televised contest with just one victory. In fact, of the NFL’s previous 784 prime-time games played on Nov. 1 or later this is the worst matchup. Both teams’ combined .133 winning percentage is the lowest …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Next month, summer will finally arrive along with the Ohio agricultural fair season. With the 2015 crop of Ohio fairs, there will of course be new chances for hard work to pay off, the talents of Ohio’s youth will be showcased and show ring dreams will come true.This year’s fair season gets an earlier start than in recent years. The season kicks off June 8 with the Paulding County Fair, followed by the Putnam County Fair and the Pickaway County Fair starting on June 22. The fair season concludes this year with the Loudonville Independent Fair in Ashland County starting Oct. 6 and the Fairfield County Fair starting Oct. 11.Throughout the fair season, Dale Minyo and Ohio Ag Net will be on the road again this summer visiting fairs around the state. Stop by and say “Hello” and check in on the markets and happenings in Ohio agriculture.Most of the OCJ/Ohio Ag Net staff will be at many events during the Ohio State Fair held from July 29 to Aug. 9. This year’s event will feature some important venue changes due to a couple of important construction projects taking place on the Ohio Exposition Center grounds.“The Agricultural Complex — the Quarter Horse Building — is really coming together. It is over by McDonald’s by the Buckeye Building on the east side of the grounds. It will have just over 1,000 stallsThe 2014 Farm and Fair Photo Contest winner was Nancy Keiser from Arcanum who submitted a photo of her granddaughter Katie with Moe the horse. For her winning entry, Keiser received a pass for free admission to all 2015 Ohio fairs courtesy of the Ohio Fair Managers Association.put in it. It will be done before Quarter Horse Congress and maybe even sooner. It will be for Quarter Horse Congress, other non-fair activities and maybe we’ll look at it for fair events down the road, but I doubt it,” said Virgil Strickler, Ohio Expo Center general manager. “We’re also taking down the DiSalle building and the old railroad building that had the crafters in it. Everything will be down by fair time and they will be starting to put up the 100,000-square-foot multipurpose building and that will not be done until July of 2016. For the fair this year, we will not have the DiSalle Building to work with, but we have moved everything from the DiSalle to the Rhodes Center. The Ohio Ag Hall of Fame and the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame banquets will be moved from the Rhodes Center and held in the Celeste Center this year on Aug. 7. The Ohio Ag Hall of Fame Banquet will be for breakfast and Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame will be for lunch and then there will be a concert there that evening.”This change of venues will be important to note for those going to recognize this year’s Ohio Ag Hall of Fame inductees featured on page 5. In future Ohio State Fairs, the new multipurpose building being constructed will house the banquets and other activities.“The new multipurpose building will be called Cardinal Hall,” Strickler said. “It will house the Agricultural Hall of Fame that will be moved from the Rhodes Center. It will also have two 100-person meeting rooms in it with second floor mezzanine areas. We’ll have banquets, some crafts, and some innovative displays in maybe a third of that building to attract new events.”Whether at the Ohio State Fair or one of the many fantastic Ohio county and independent fairs in 2015, we want to again provide you with the opportunity to highlight your favorite exhibitors, animals and events throughout the season. Be sure to keep your cameras handy this summer for our online 2015 Farm and Fair Photo Contest.This year’s contest is not limited to county fair photos, however. Feel free to enter your favorite Ohio agricultural-related photos of any kind in this contest. A winner will be chosen via online voting based on the total number of votes. The winner will receive a pass for free admission to any Ohio county fair and the Ohio State Fair in 2016. The fair pass is compliments of the Ohio Fair Managers Association. The contest ends Oct. 30, 2015.To enter, visit ocj.com and click on “2015 Farm and Fair Photo Contest” that is on the right side of the screen. Then you will need to provide your name, e-mail, phone number and a title for your photo. Select “browse” to upload your photo. (Note the max file size is 2 mb. It will not upload if it is larger than that). Then add the caption. If you are entering via Instagram, use #fairphoto15.You will receive an e-mail confirmation within at least 48 hours of submitting your photo to let you know your photo has been received and is up for online voting. Each photo has to be manually approved by our staff so photos entered during non-working hours, holidays and weekends may take longer to be approved and become “live” on our site.Once your photo is posted on this page, be sure to share this page with your Facebook friends and on Instagram so they can vote for your photo.Photos can only be entered by the photographer. Photos entered in the contest become property of Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net for our future use. Each contestant may enter up to 10 photos. Voters may vote once a day for each entry. The winner will receive a fair pass in June of 2016. We have the right to deny entry to any photo that doesn’t abide by the rules of this contest or that we feel is inappropriate for our audience.The contest is a great way to share your favorite fair memories with others and get a chance to experience more fair fun in 2016 with a season’s worth of free admission around the state. We are looking forward to another fun filled year and another crop of fantastic fair photos to enjoy.Have a great 2015 fair season!
Geocaching Premium is the gift that gives long after it’s been opened. Share your love of geocaching with friends and family this holiday season with a gift membership! You can introduce someone new to the adventure of geocaching, give a friend Premium features, or extend an existing Premium membership with a one-year Geocaching gift membership. In addition to supporting the game, Premium members have access to more features, more geocaches, and more adventure. Plus, gifting a Premium membership is one present they won’t have to wait for, since gift memberships are immediately credited to user’s’ accounts!With a gift membership, your friend will enjoy all the perks of Premium membership, including advanced search, offline caching, and access to Premium-only caches. Your gift also supports the game by helping to maintain the website and mobile app, and provide community support. Basically, this gift will earn your some major Favorite Points. SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – December 21, 2011December 21, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newletter – December 1, 2010December 3, 2010In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Give the gift of geocachingNovember 28, 2016In “News” If you want to upgrade someone to Geocaching Premium, but prefer to have something physical for them to unwrap, check out the Premium Membership Gift Card, which can be purchased through Shop Geocaching or through select International Retailers.Share with your Friends:More
Pathway to Practice: Incorporating Evidence into Military Family ServicesDate: April 28, 2016Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EasternLocation: Pathway to Practice: Incorporating Evidence into Military Family ServicesFlickr [Woodland Pathway by wplynn, September 1, 2012, CC BY-ND 2.0]Dr. Daniel Perkins, PhD is a Professor of Family and Youth Resiliency and Policy and a faculty member of the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development. In this webinar, Dr. Perkins will assist service professionals in “bridging the gap” between research and practice. He will be teaching our audience how data can be applied to our everyday work with clients. Join us on April 28th at 11:00 am Eastern! We offer 1.5 National Association of Social Worker CE credits and CE credits for licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in the state of Georgia for each of our webinars, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2016 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.
NAB kicked off on Saturday, and AVID brought the goods with news of their massive new update that makes their interface more accessible.Avid just kicked off NAB in a huge way. Their new Media Composer features a customizable user interface. This will come in handy if you’re making the jump from another NLEs to Avid. In addition, there will also be a new Avid Media Engine, which should be an absolute beast.Let’s take a look at what the massive new update entails.So, because I’m not editing massive projects with extensive amounts of footage, data, and effects, I use Premiere. The new “Task Oriented Workspaces” is perfect for organization, especially if you’re taking on a project by yourself. So with an update as user-friendly as this, could I potentially see myself making the jump down the road? Time will tell.Avid Media EngineThis new upgrade supports native MXF OP1a media (perfect for heavy broadcast deliverables, distributed processing over the network, and background rendering). The “distributed processing” feature is essentially sharing whatever you’re processing over the network with different machines, which speeds the whole process up.They’re also boasting a supposed 16K supported 32-bit full float color pipeline so, you know, when you have your 16K footage and you need something that can handle it, Avid has you covered. Also, you can customize your interface for whatever particular job you’re working on — whether you’re an editor, assistant editor, producer, or logger. You can now work within the perfect interface for your needs.All in all, this is huge for Avid, as they slowly take steps to bridge the gap between themselves and NLEs like Premiere and Final Cut Pro X. We’ll see if everyone will be editing in Avid a year from now . . .As for the price, we haven’t heard anything yet, but you can sign up for notifications from Avid about the impending release here.For more coverage from NAB 2019, check out The Beat throughout this week. We’ll be posting the announcements as they come in.Cover image via Avid.Looking for more on film and video production? Check out these articles.Adobe Releases New Content Aware Fill Tool for After EffectsThe 6 Best Filmmaking Cameras Under $1,000Cheers to This Film-Developing Beer Made in Collaboration with KodakHands-on Review: Is Syrp’s Genie the Lone Filmmaker’s Ultimate Tool?Gear Roundup: The Top Three Audio Recorders Under $300
Last season was the first since 1963-64 — and only the fourth in league history — where there were no in-season changes. The league was much smaller back then as well, with only nine coaches having to keep their bosses happy.It’s a 30-team league now, and a year ago at this time 10 of those clubs had a new coach.“From top to bottom, we have a very high quality level of coaching,” said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, the president of the National Basketball Coaches Association. “This is as stable as our profession has been in decades. Contracts are strong, the league is constructed in a way now where coaching is extremely important and ownership understands the importance of the coaching process.”There hasn’t been a coaching hire since Jeff Hornacek was formally announced by the New York Knicks on June 2, 2016 — which might not sound that long ago, but in a field without any real job security that’s an eternity. So when coaches gathered last week for their annual preseason meeting, they celebrated the fact that there were no new faces in the room.“We’ve talked about the importance of supporting one another — and at the same time, the need to try to beat each others’ brains in,” Carlisle said. “It’s a conflicting sort of concept from afar, but internally we are the only ones that know all the challenges that head coaches in the NBA face. 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Coaches will all be grabbing their whistles in the next few days, starting with Golden State’s Steve Kerr and Minnesota’s Tom Thibodeau on Saturday when the Warriors and Timberwolves open training camp — those teams can start early because they’re going to China in the preseason.The other 28 teams start practice on Tuesday.“In team-building and pro sports, a lot of times the methodical long game is what’s necessary,” said Spoelstra, the second-longest-tenured coach in the league behind San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich. “But you’re seeing less and less of that. That’s why last year was such a pleasant surprise. I think it really was a celebration of stability and an acknowledgment of how complex this position can be.” Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats That is, except the coaches’ offices.Here’s a first for the NBA: Every coach is back. From the start of last season to the start of this season — barring something happening in training camps, anyway — not a single NBA team has changed coaches. That’s an unprecedented run of retention and an obvious source of pride for coaches across the league as the first practices of the season get set to occur this weekend.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 shutout“I think what people are seeing is what this league needs, what these players need more than anything, is stability and a consistent message,” said Miami coach Erik Spoelstra, who’s going into his 10th season. “Otherwise we’re just losing ground if you have to start all over every year. That’s a tough way to win in this business. That’s a tough way to build any sort of culture or consistency.”No one is starting over in the next few days, at least in the sense that a new staff is taking over a team. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Read Next FILE – Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Dallas. From the start of last season to the start of this season, not a single NBA team has changed coaches. 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Within the space of a year Faf du Plessis has gone from being punished by the International Cricket Council for dabbing some minty saliva on a ball in a Test to leading out their World XI as the governing body brings back top-level cricket to Pakistan.Since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009, when two civilians and six police officers were killed, only Zimbabwe have visited the country out of the 10 Test playing nations. It has left one of cricket’s most wondrous crucibles of talent without live action at home while the national team play either away or at neutral venues. The hope now from the ICC, after the successful staging of the Pakistan Super League final in March, is the three-match Twenty20 series against their World XI this week, led by South African’s impressive captain, will encourage more teams to visit (Sri Lanka and West Indies have pencilled in fixtures) and keep the sport’s flame burning in a country starved of seeing their heroes in the flesh.“I’d like to look back at the end of my career and think I did something that made an impact on people’s lives,” Du Plessis tells the Guardian from the team bus in Dubai on Sunday evening before their arrival in Lahore in the early hours of Monday morning.“I can’t imagine being a youngster and not seeing my heroes play in person and so me and the players understand we’re playing for something a lot bigger than us.”Du Plessis, whose 14-man squad include his international team-mates, Hashim Amla and Morne Morkel, as well as England’s World Twenty20-winning captain, Paul Collingwood, had initially declined the trip, only for the silver tongue of the World XI’s coach, Andy Flower, and a suitable gap in a hectic schedule to persuade him otherwise.Security was the main hurdle to overcome. Lahore remains volatile, such that just last month a bomb in the eastern part of the city claimed 26 lives. Accordingly the matches at the Gaddafi Stadium, starting on Tuesday, are being played amid a vast military presence, with more than 1,000 commandos protecting the hotel alone. Share on LinkedIn England put emphasis on tried and tested in selection thinking for Ashes Share via Email Amla and Morkel, in Lahore with the World XI, have been linked with similar retirements but Du Plessis has had personal assurances from the pair it is untrue. “They have decided to stick around and it’s a bit of a relief because they are high-quality cricketers. It’s always possible with our players and things can change. And as I said before with Kyle and Rilee, they aren’t being nasty to the team, they are just looking after their futures.”Discussing such matters or predictions for the Ashes – “both teams have two or three batting spots yet to be nailed down but while I feel you can put Australia under pressure with early wickets, England’s all-rounders just keep coming at you” – feels a touch trivial but perhaps a welcome distraction from the “movie set” Du Plessis is expecting on arrival.he pictures beamed back from Lahore as the team arrive at the airport after our call, before travelling to the team hotel amid a 26-car motorcade along closed roads, highlight the incredible operation involved in getting international cricket back to Pakistan.“It’s a huge honour to be here as it’s not often when you are playing cricket in a cause which is much bigger than the game,” Du Plessis tells a press conference later in the day.“As a professional, numerous factors played their part. Money was one of them but what really convinced me was that as a sportsman you want to leave your footprint on the game.” Facebook Pakistan cricket team A policeman stands guard while Pakistan take part in a a practice session at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Photograph: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images Pinterest Since you’re here… Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Reuse this content Twitter Share on WhatsApp Facebook interviews Soldiers patrol outside the Gaddafi Stadium in the buildup to Pakistan taking on a World XI. Photograph: K.M. Chaudary/AP Tickets are bought in local banks and then redeemed at the stadium using biometric testing to confirm identities, while roads will be closed. The number of security personnel has been reported as more than 10,000 – around a third of supporters expected for each of the sellout matches.A £75,000-a-man tour fee is being paid to the World XI players – Du Plessis believes the figure was needed to attract the high-quality talent on show – and now they must try to put aside the whirring helicopters and the snipers on the roof and concentrate on cricket at hand in matches that have full international status, thus making them a comeback of sorts for the retired Collingwood.“You’ve just got to try to somehow put that to the back of your mind and watch the ball,” Du Plessis says. “Every question about security has been answered. I only found out today the games are official but even if they weren’t, it wouldn’t affect why we are here.”Blocking out peripheral noise is something Du Plessis has previous for – albeit on a lesser scale – when during South Africa’s 2-1 Test victory in Australia last November he found himself amid an almighty storm. Caught on camera applying a touch of sugary spit from a mint to a ball in the second Test, Du Plessis was charged with ball-tampering not by the match referee but by the ICC chief executive, Dave Richardson.Du Plessis’s response to a week of white heat from the Australian press and some argy-bargy with a TV reporter in Adelaide airport – “it was hilarious really” Du Plessis recalls – was a gimlet-eyed century in the third Test. Although he was fined 100% of his match fee and given points on his record, his rock-steady leadership both at the time and subsequently is perhaps why Flower would not relent in getting his World XI captain.“Every time you captain, it’s a nice recognition and personally I saw this trip as an opportunity to captain different personalities and nationalities and learn from them,” says Du Plessis, who after Friday’s finale heads back to South Africa to begin preparations for their Test series against Bangladesh.He will link up with a new coach on his return, with Ottis Gibson having signed off from his second spell in charge of England’s bowlers to take over the Proteas. “I’m really excited, there is always anticipation ahead of a new start. The word on the street is he’s very good. Anyone that can add value to me as a captain and a player, to help me grow with my bowlers, is welcome.”While Du Plessis’s best friend, AB de Villiers, has announced a return to Test cricket after an 18-month sabbatical, albeit once Bangladesh are out of the way, South Africa continue to battle against players being lured into Kolpak deals in county cricket, as occurred at the start of the year when the seamer Kyle Abbott and the batsman Rilee Rossouw swapped international careers for Hampshire. Topics Read more South Africa cricket team Cricket Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal hero Merson says Ozil should be playing againby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Paul Merson says Mesut Ozil should be playing again.Ozil has been linked with a loan move in January, with Arsenal reportedly prepared to pay some of the 30-year-old’s mammoth £350-a-week wages in order to offload him.”He’s a luxury player, and the manager has obviously decided he can’t carry a player like that in a team that’s already one of the worst around without the ball,” former midfielder Merson wrote in his column for the Daily Star.”With these games coming up, Arsenal are going to have 70% of the possession. He thrives in those situations.”Unai Emery should bring him in from the cold. But he won’t.”If he plays Ozil and they win, he has to keep playing him, and the manager doesn’t want that. The manager wants him out.”And if that’s the plan then they are going to have to swallow a pill and get rid of him in January come what may.”