Stones sign former Watford winger

first_imgWealdstone have signed former Watford winger Matty Whichelow. The 24-year-old made 21 league appearances for the Hornets, 17 of them as a substitute, and scored three goals.He left Vicarage Road in 2013 and later signed for Boreham Wood, who loaned him to Chelmsford and then Oxford City last season.Whichelow’s career has also included loan spells at Exeter, Wycombe and Accrington.See also:Marsden takes over as Wealdstone chairmanCambridge youngster joins StonesUnited re-sign defender MoutaouakilFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

USDA offers low-interest loans for Ohio agricultural producers impacted by natural disasters

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in 21 Ohio counties, the primary damaged area, who incurred losses due excessive rain, flash flooding, flooding, hail, high winds, lightning and tornadoes that occurred between Nov. 1, 2018 and June 13, 2019. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due March 2, 2020.“Ohio’s hardworking ag producers feed our neighbors, the nation and the world,” said Leonard Hubert, state executive director. “When they suffer losses because of extreme weather, helping them get back on their feet is important. We encourage those affected to reach out to their local USDA Service Center to apply for these emergency loans.”The 21 Ohio counties in the primary damaged areas include Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Crawford, Darke, Greene, Guernsey, Henry, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Mercer, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Noble, Pickaway, Preble, Richland, Shelby, and Stark.Producers in the contiguous Ohio counties of Adams, Allen, Ashland, Brown, Butler, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Columbiana, Coshocton, Defiance, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Gallia, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Holmes, Huron, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, Logan, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Marion, Meigs, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, Pike, Portage, Putnam, Ross, Scioto, Seneca, Summit, Tuscarawas, Van Wert, Vinton, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Williams, Wood, and Wyandot, along with Adams, Jay, Randolph, Union, and Wayne counties in Indiana, and Marshall, Ohio, Tyler, Wetzel, and Wood counties in West Virginia, are also eligible to apply for emergency loans.Physical loss loans can help producers repair or replace damaged or destroyed physical property essential to the success of the agricultural operation, including livestock losses. Examples of property commonly affected include essential farm buildings, fixtures to real estate, equipment, livestock, perennial crops, fruit and nut bearing trees, and harvested or stored crops and hay.For more information on FSA disaster assistance programs or to find the local USDA Service Center visit read more

RED Announces Two New 8K Super35 Cameras

first_imgRED puts their 8K Super35 HELIUM sensor in the EPIC and WEAPON. Here’s everything you need to know.All images via REDAfter announcing the HELIUM 8K sensor back in July, RED has been quick to add the sensor to a multitude of custom-built cameras for the likes of directors like Michael Bay. That sensor is now rolling out into the new RED EPIC-W and WEAPON 8K.Both new cameras are part of the DSMC2 form factor, and RED is sweetening the deal for current RED owners (and those on waiting lists) with the ability to upgrade to a new 8K sensor package. According to RED’s website, orders placed today will ship in 7-10 business days. RED EPIC-W 8K S35The RED EPIC-W 8K S35 sports the 8K Super35 Helium sensor and can capture 8K footage up to 30fps. The camera can also capture 4K up to 150fps, as well as 2K up to 300fps.Check out the camera and some footage in this video from RED.The RED EPIC-W will set you back $29,500 for the camera BRAIN only. To show off the modular camera body, RED put together this awesome stop motion video.RED EPIC-W 8K S35 Specs:8K Super35 Helium Sensor (35.4 Megapixel CMOS)16.5+ Stops Dynamic Range30fps at 8K Full Frame (8192 x 4320), 30fps at 8K 2.4:1 (8192 x 3456)30fps at 7K Full Frame (7168 x 3780), 40fps at 7K 2.4:1 (7168 x 3024)75fps at 6K Full Frame (6144 x 3240), 100fps at 6K 2.4:1 (6144 x 2592)96fps at 5K Full Frame (5120 x 2700), 120fps at 5K 2.4:1 (5120 x 2160)120fps at 4K Full Frame (4096 x 2160), 150fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 x 1728)150fps at 3K Full Frame (3072 x 1620), 200fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072 x 1296)240fps at 2K Full Frame (2048 x 1080), 300fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 x 864)For more technical specs and to order the RED EPIC-W, check out the official page here.RED WEAPON 8K S35The other new upgraded package is the RED WEAPON 8K. This is the third configuration to the 8K WEAPON line — WEAPON 8K S35, WEAPON 8K W, and WEAPON 8K ANA.The WEAPON 8K S35 also carries the HELIUM 8K S35 sensor, where as the 8K W and 8K ANA use the DRAGON sensor. The WEAPON 8K is actually the same cost as the WEAPON 6K, which also carries the company’s DRAGON sensor — $49,500 for the BRAIN.From the very beginning, we’ve strived to not only develop the best imaging technology on the planet, but also make it available to as many shooters as possible. The WEAPON remains our premier camera — and now comes with the option to either go with the 8K HELIUM sensor or 6K DRAGON sensor. — Jarred LandWEAPON 8K S35 Specs:8K Super35 Helium Sensor (35.4 Megapixel CMOS)16.5+ Stops Dynamic Range60fps at 8K Full Frame (8192 x 4320), 75fps at 8K 2.4:1 (8192 x 3456)60fps at 7K Full Frame (7168 x 3780), 75fps at 7K 2.4:1 (7168 x 3024)75fps at 6K Full Frame (6144 x 3240), 100fps at 6K 2.4:1 (6144 x 2592)96fps at 5K Full Frame (5120 x 2700), 120fps at 5K 2.4:1 (5120 x 2160)120fps at 4K Full Frame (4096 x 2160), 150fps at 4K 2.4:1 (4096 x 1728)150fps at 3K Full Frame (3072 x 1620), 200fps at 3K 2.4:1 (3072 x 1296)240fps at 2K Full Frame (2048 x 1080), 300fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 x 864)For more technical specs and to order the RED WEAPON 8K, check out the official page here.last_img read more

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Pujara to miss Arjuna awards ceremony due to county commitment

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 28 (PTI) India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara will not be able to receive the Arjuna award here tomorrow due to his county cricket commitment in England. Pujara and Harmanpreet Kaur are the cricketers among 17 athletes who have been chosen for the 2017 Arjuna awards. The awards ceremony will take place at the Rashtrapati Bhawan tomorrow, which happens to be National Sports Day. “I am truly honoured and grateful for being conferred with the Arjuna Award. Unfortunately, I will not be able to receive the award in person due to my commitment to the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club in England,” said Pujara in a statement. “My dedication to the game has made me what I am, and though it would have been an honour to attend the award ceremony, grabbing any opportunity to play this wonderful game has always been of utmost importance,” added Pujara, who scored 309 runs at 77.25 in the recent three-match Test series against Sri Lanka. Pujara has scored 4107 runs in 51 Tests at 52.65. PTI BS ATK ATKlast_img read more

NRL Clubs get right behind our Aussies!

first_imgNRL clubs and players have shown their support for our Australian teams over in New Zealand for the Trans Tasman series. The players have sent in their messages to wish our teams the best of luck and show they are right behind the Aussie teams.  We thank you all for your messages of support and would love to keep the coming, be sure to do so via our social media channels.  Here’s what all the guys had to say.Valentine Holmes – Cronulla SharksGood luck to all the Australian touch teams travelling over to New Zealand. Good luck and all the best and hopefully you will bring back the trophy. Matt Moylan – Penrith PanthersI just wanted to wish you all the best and good luck in the Trans Tasman.Blake Austin – Canberra Raiders Best of luck to the Australian Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Touch Football teams in the up and coming Trans Tasman series.Sam Williams – Canberra Raiders Just want to wish the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed teams all the best at the Trans Tasman series. All the best and enjoy.Matt Ballin – Wests TigersOn behalf of the club we would like to wish you all the best of luck in your touch games over there. I hope you get the kiwis and bring home the trophy. Good luck guys!William Zillman (Gold Coast Titans)Just wanted to say congratulations to Jayden and Peter for making the Australian Men’s Touch Football team and Ashleigh and Marikki for making the Australian Women’s Touch Football team. Best of luck to all the participants. Ashley Taylor – Gold Coast TitansGood luck to all the teams taking on the Kiwis this weekend at the Trans Tasman Series.Tyrone Roberts – Gold Coast TitansIt is an honour to represent your country. We are right behind you – do us proud.Ryan James – Gold Coast TitansJust wanted to say congratulations to Adam, Michael and Paige for making the Australian mixed Touch Football team. Good luck when you play.Cameron Cullen – Gold Coast TitansGood luck to Nick, Lizzie and Cam. Good luck on your captaincy debuts.Andrew Hill – NRL On behalf of all of us here at the NRL and the Australian Rugby League, I offer my congratulations to all the players and staff on your section. It is indeed an absolute honour to represent not only your sport but also Australia. As you take the field, the Kangaroos and the Jillaroos are coming into camp as we also prepare to take on the Kiwis the following weekend. Finally I look forward to joining you in Auckland and cheering you all on as we take battle on the field against the Kiwis. We’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all of the latest news, information and results from the 2016 Trans Tasman series on our website and social media channels, so you won’t miss any of the action:Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: Snapchat – search for ‘TFAofficial’Be sure to use the hashtags #transtasman2016, #oneteam and #teamaustralia across all of our social media platforms.Be sure to send in your message of support for your teams on our social media channels.To watch Touch New Zealand’s live streaming, please click here. Related LinksMessages of Supportlast_img read more

98 Graduate from Climate Change Action Training Programme

first_img The CCAT programme has reached over 300 Jamaican youth ages 14 to 28 primarily. The training equips young people for leadership through the introduction of key climate change concepts. It is imperative that Jamaica and other countries around the globe learn to adapt to climate change. Another 98 youngsters have graduated from the Climate Change Action Training (CCAT) Programme, which is aimed at developing dedicated youth advocates for action on climate change in their communities.Since its inception, the CCAT programme has reached over 300 Jamaican youth ages 14 to 28 primarily. The training equips young people for leadership through the introduction of key climate change concepts and action strategies complemented by personal skill development. The participants are introduced to topics such as advocacy, project proposal and resume writing and leadership.The graduates, who hail from the parishes of Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Ann and St. Catherine, have been exposed to various activities ranging from information exchange sessions on climate change, to proposal writing and project implementation. The training was supported by field activities, community consultations and group engagement sessions, which will feed into the design and implementation of a project for each participating community.Addressing the graduation ceremony at the Girl Guides Association headquarters in St. Andrew on Friday, November 1, Office Director, Environment and Health at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Jamaica, Suzanne Ebert, said it is imperative that Jamaica and other countries around the globe learn to adapt to climate change, which she describes as “a fundamental challenge which confronts our planet and all of humanity.”“We must get serious about adaptation and we must do so now. There is no time for delay. What’s more, the people who are bearing the brunt of the effects of climate change are those who can least afford to cope, and who have likely contributed least to causing the problem. Adaptation is both a practical need and a moral imperative,” she stressed.Pointing out that three quarters of all disasters globally are now climate related, up from a half just a decade ago, Miss Ebert said that a country’s ability to adapt to climatic changes is even more vital. This is especially true in the Caribbean, which she noted, is already experiencing the effects in more frequent and intense hurricanes, extreme rainfall, and longer periods of drought.“The climate is changing and so we must also change how we act in respect to the environment…Together we must transform our economies and embark on a lower emission, clean energy path. We must strengthen our ability to adapt to a changing climate. Adaptation is an essential investment in our common future,” she said.In his remarks, Senior Technical Director for Mitigation in the Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Gerald Lindo, said that while persons know about climate change, they often fail to make the connection with how it affects their day to day lives.“This is why awareness building and sensitization efforts are key components of any climate change action strategy,” he said.“Climate change is very much a generational issue. It’s happening now, but it’s going to be happening even worse in 50 years or in a hundred years or in a thousand years. So we have to look to the young people to get energised to become the change agents to go out and do the work that not just the government, not just the country, but the world needs to be done,” he said.The CCAT Programme has a 16 module curriculum developed through extensive community and agency consultations. The programme’s objective was to create a cadre of informed, skilled and dedicated youth Climate Change Action Agents (CCAAs) at the community level to provide immediate and ongoing climate change leadership and action.The USAID-funded Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (Ja REEACH) Project, and the Jamaica 4-H Clubs have been partnering to deliver CCAT through training and action projects within schools churches and communities.Formerly the Marketing and Agriculture for Jamaican Improved Competitiveness (MAJIC) Project, Ja REEACH aims to protect and enhance the welfare of residents and ecosystems of targeted rural communities affected by climate change.It is being jointly implemented by the Government and the United States-based Agricultural Co-operative Development International/Volunteers in Overseas Co-operative Assistance (ACDI/VOCA), with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Story Highlightslast_img read more

Costa Rica submits arguments against Nicaragua in 67 million environmental damage complaint

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica extends deadline to settle payment with Nicaragua for environmental damage Costa Rica sues Nicaragua over military camp near border Costa Rica, Nicaragua to face off again at The Hague in new border dispute Costa Rica has unfair advantage in maritime delimitation claim, says Nicaragua Costa Rica submitted a document on Monday to theInternational Court of Justice at The Hague that lay out the arguments underpinning the $6.7 million bill the country sent to Nicaragua.The hefty payment is meant to compensate Costa Rica for environmental damage caused to a small protected wetland along its border area.Foreign Minister Manuel González Sánz said in a news release that the 890-page document includes extensive evidence and technical information about damage: among them, an environmental damage assessment conducted by the San José-based Fundación Neotrópica, a non-governmental conservation organization.“This is the result of extremely serious and rigorous work to properly document  all damage caused by Nicaragua’s military occupation of our territory,” González said.Costa Rican Ambassador to the Netherlands Sergio Ugalde said the country complied with the April 3 deadline set by the court for Costa Rica to present its damage report of the protected wetland, known here as Isla Calero.Compensation processThe Hague court ruled in favor of Costa Rica in December 2015 in a legal dispute for a 2.5-square-kilometer territory that both countries claimed as their own.Justices ruled that Nicaragua had violated Costa Rica’s sovereignty when it dredged artificial canals through Isla Calero and destroyed primary forests. The ruling also gave the countries one year to agree on a compensation figure.Costa Rica presented its calculation, $6.7 million, in June 2016. Nicaragua did not respond, and the court’s deadline expired in December. The administration of President Luis Guillermo Solís then gave Nicaragua an additional month to respond, but Managua never did so.“Nicaragua did not respond, so we interpret that silence as a negative response, despite recent statements by the president of that country saying he intended to pay,” Minister González said in January.Managua has since contested the $6.7 million figure, saying is exaggerated. This prompted Costa Rica to submit yesterday’s detailed technical explanation of the amount requested.Nicaragua will have until June 2 to submit a response. Justices then will issue a final ruling on the compensation figure and on a deadline to make the payment.Both countries had previously agreed to abide by the court’s decisions.Below is a timeline of events in the Costa Rica–Nicaragua border dispute: Facebook Commentslast_img read more

September 18 2000 Tomiaki Tamura archivist and A

first_imgSeptember 18, 2000Tomiaki Tamura, archivistand Arcosanti onsite coordinator, reveals one of the Space for Peace scrolls fromthe Soleri Archives for workshopperand residents to view. Archiveswill be moving into a new office in theEast Crescent Complex within a few months. Photo by: DoctressNeutopialast_img

Rep Howrylak announces August office hours

first_img State Rep. Martin Howrylak will host office hours on Aug. 26 in Troy.“I believe talking to friends and neighbors is the best way to gather ideas,” Howrylak said. “Residents who are interested in discussing legislative matters or who have questions related to state government are encouraged to stop by at their leisure.”Office hours take place at the following time and location:Saturday, Aug. 26 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Troy Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy.No appointment is necessary. Residents unable to attend office hours may contact Rep. Howrylak’s office by phone toll free at 1-877-248-0001, or by email at [email protected] Categories: Howrylak News 09Aug Rep. Howrylak announces August office hourslast_img