BREAKING NEWS: The Co Donegal man at the centre of the Ebola scare did NOT die from the virus, the HSE has confirmed.The late Dessie Quinn.The family of Dessie Quinn, 44, have been informed of the news in the past few minutes.They have now asked for privacy at this time. The HSE confirmed that laboratory test samples for an individual, who had recently returned from Africa, has proved negative for Ebola Virus.“Infection control procedures, which had been put in place as a precautionary measure, will now be stepped down,” said a statement.The HSE expressed its condolences to the individual’s family and friends for their loss.It is not understood a cause of death will be confirmed today but will be dealt with at a future sitting of the coroner’s court. Details of Mr Quinn’s funeral are now being arranged by his heartbroken family.The dead man was being treated for malaria but passed away yesterday after returning home to Donegal from West Africa where he was working.However, a HSE statement released last night confirmed an investigation had been launched as Mr Quinn had shown Ebola-like symptoms.His remains were placed in isolation at Letterkenny General Hospital before tests were carried out first thing this morning.Those tests have now been complete and a source has confirmed that Mr Quinn did not die as a result of the Ebola virus. IT WAS NOT THE EBOLA VIRUS was last modified: August 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Dessie QuinndonegalebolaHSEMOUNTCHARLES
Airbus’ A350-1000 is a contender in the intense battle for a Qantas order European aerospace giant Airbus has joined US rival Boeing and international airlines in supporting a UN-backed carbon offset scheme for the global aviation industry.The International Civil Aviation Organisation last week agreed to phase in the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) from the start of the next decade.The world’s first global industry pollution agreement will start as a voluntary scheme from 2021 to 2026 but will then become mandatory across the industry. Some 65 countires have already signalled they will take part in the voluntary phase.Airlines will have to buy carbon credits to offset growth in emissions, a move that is expected to account for less than 2 per cent of revenues but has raised concerns in some states about costs.The scheme will include provisions to deal with special circumstances such as those of fast-growing airlines and those which have made significant investments to improve environmental performance already.Airbus said the scheme represented a key pillar in the aviation industry’s climate action plan —alongside technology improvements (including sustainable fuels), efficient operations and improved infrastructure — in a crucial year for the global aviation community. “Following the successful agreement of a CO2 certification standard for aircraft in February this year, the international carbon offset plan is another key milestone in supporting the aviation industry’s commitment in reducing CO2 emissions”, said Airbus chief executive Fabrice Brégier.”Airbus is fully committed to all pillars of the industry’s climate action plan through delivering the world’s most fuel efficient aircraft, supporting air traffic management and airport operations improvements around the world and facilitating the wider adoption of sustainable alternative fuels.’’Airbus is due to deliver its 10,000th aircraft later this week, a fuel-efficient Airbus A350 XWB heading to Singapore Airlines. September figures put the firm order backlog for the A350 at 769 as airlines move to boost the efficiency of their fleets.In addition to the introduction of the widebody A350, The European manufacturer is also producing more efficient versions of its A320 family and A330 aircraft.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Generally, this is the time of the year you complete shopping for nozzles because the spraying season is just around the corner. This task must be on top of your to do list if you are one of those who will be applying the new 2,4-D or Dicamba products for crops that are resistant to these products. According to a survey conducted by Farm Journal magazine and reported in its Mid-February issue, out of the 411 people they contacted (mostly in Midwest, including Ohio) 40% of them indicated they plan to grow dicamba-tolerant soybeans. About 11% indicated they are still undecided. If you happened to be one of these people who will use dicamba products for weed control, you better check the labels because you now have to use one of the nozzles they recommend on their labels, and operate those nozzle within a recommended range of pressures.In the past, the labels on chemicals gave some vague and general statements when referring to application equipment. For example, we used to see (it is still the same for many chemicals) on labels statements such as: “use spray equipment to provide thorough coverage of the canopy.” There was no help with explaining what “thorough coverage” is, and how to achieve it. Then, we saw labels giving us more specific recommendations on nozzles such as: “use nozzles that provide medium spray quality” or “do not use nozzles that produce droplets in coarse or larger spray qualities.” Most recently, the labels of the new 2,4-D or dicamba herbicides include very specific requirements on which nozzle or nozzles must be used when spraying these products. Simple interpretation of this requirement is that you would be violating the label if you use any other type or size of nozzle. So, it is your responsibility to comply with the label recommendation.Why are specific nozzles required by manufacturers of 2,4-D and dicamba herbicides?Manufacturers of these new products claim that they have significantly reduced the drift potential due to volatilization, as was the case with similar products used decades ago. However, they are extremely concerned about the physical drift (actual droplets moving by wind to sites adjacent to the application site) may happen and create significant damage to crops grown nearby that are not dicamba resistant. With this in mind, the manufacturers of these products have decided on requiring sprayer operators to use specific nozzles and run the sprayer within a specific range of pressures to make sure physical drift is very unlikely to take place during spraying. After completing extensive tests in wind tunnels, manufacturer of 2,4-D product (Enlist Duo) chose 23 nozzles, while manufacturers of dicamba Products (XtendiMax, FeXapan and Engenia) chose a total of 24 nozzles that must be used to spray these products. In most cases the nozzles recommended for different products may be the same, but there may be significant differences in the operating pressures required. For example, the ULD20-04 nozzle is selected by all four products mentioned above, but the pressure ranges required for them are somewhat different: 15-70 psi for Enlist Duo, 20-40 psi for XtendiMax and FeXapan, and 15-40 psi for Engenia. The Table shown below lists all the nozzles and their operating pressures required by manufacturers of the four products listed above. A caution: this table is provided mostly for information purposes and may not be up-to-date. You are always advised to look at the label for the most current information.By the way, don’t assume that you do not have to worry about checking the label this year again because you had applied a dicamba product made by a different company last year. A nozzle required for the same product last year may not be on the label this year, or the operating pressures may be changed. So, you really need to pay attention to the label for each product even if you are using the same product you had used last year. Things were much easier during the last decade when product labels did not require specific nozzles. Instead, they required the most optimum droplet size class, such as Fine, Medium, Coarse, Extra Coarse, Ultra Coarse, etc. for their products. So, if you were looking for a nozzle that produced Medium droplets, all you had to do was to look at the nozzle catalogs (or search online) find a suitable type of nozzle that would provide Medium droplet class at a pressure setting that would also satisfy your gal/acre requirement. Interestingly, when I looked at all the nozzles and operating ranges required for the new 2,4-D or Dicamba products, all the requirements have led to one common conclusion: the droplet size class from these nozzle fell in two categories: “Extra Coarse”, or “Ultra Coarse.” Our research have shown that regardless of the nozzle used, as long as the droplet size class, even at wind speeds of 10 miles per hour (the upper limit mentioned on labels) fall in either one of these categories, droplets will not likely to drift more than a foot or two (depending on other conditions such as boom height, temperature and relative humidity). So, it would have been much easier for you to select your own nozzle as long as the nozzle, when operated within a certain pressure range, satisfied the droplet size requirement of “Extra Coarse” or “Ultra Coarse”. But that is another topic of discussion left for another day.Act now if you will be switching to new nozzles. If you are buying new nozzles of any kind, or especially if you are going to switch to one of the new 2,4-D or dicamba herbicides this year and you have not purchased yet the specific nozzles required for these products, you better act fast and get the nozzles within the next two weeks. Since there will be a higher demand for nozzles of any kind this time of the year, there may be short-term shortages of these nozzles in stores from which you purchase your nozzles. So, act now and get the nozzles you need before experiencing potential problems with availability of these nozzles later during the spraying season.Keep several types of nozzles on the boomIt is very likely that you will be using your sprayers to spray a variety of pesticides during the growing season. Remember that one specific type of nozzle will not be best for all applications. For that reason, it is best to have several types and sizes of nozzles on the boom so that you can switch to the “best” nozzle choice for a given spraying job. There are various types of sprayer components and setups you can buy to configure your boom so the new set up allows you to easily switch from one nozzle to another instantly.Some final thoughtsNozzles are typically the least costly items on a sprayer, but they play a key role in the final outcome from a spraying job: achieving maximum efficacy from the pesticide applied while reducing the off-target (drift) movement of pesticides to minimum. Pesticides work well if the rates on labels are achieved during application. This can be achieved only if the right nozzle type and the proper size of the nozzles are on the sprayer, and the sprayer is calibrated and operated properly.Although the Apps and tables in catalogs may expedite the nozzle size selection process, it is best to understand the process and the math nozzle manufacturers use to generate the data listed in their tables, and to generate nozzle recommendations in their Apps. A new Ohio State University Extension Publication, entitled “Selecting the Best Nozzle for the Job” gives step-by-step guidelines for selecting the most appropriate spray nozzle for a given application situation. The publication is available online at following web site: http://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-528I need to emphasize one other point: nozzles and their operating pressure requirements are not the only requirements you need to worry about when you are applying 2,4-D and dicamba products. There is additional important information as these requirements on product labels, such as: what part of the day these products should be applied, the buffer zone requirements, under what temperature and wind speed conditions you can apply them, or if there is a date beyond which these products cannot be applied. So, again you need to read labels of these products so that you are not held liable for an unfortunate misapplication situation, and consequently injury caused to sensitive crops near the application site.Finally, always keep safety in mind when working with chemicals, especially pesticides. Always try to minimize oral, dermal or inhalation exposure to chemicals. Wear protective clothing when calibrating, spraying and cleaning equipment. Goggles, rubber gloves and respirators or masks are standard equipment when handling pesticides. Review the sprayer operator’s manual and chemical labels for recommended procedures regarding safe use of equipment and chemicals. Erdal Ozkan, Professor and Extension Ag Engineer, can be reached at 614-292-3006, or firstname.lastname@example.org. This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
A film production’s camera crew is responsible for setting up and using the camera. Here are the responsibilities of each crew member. The camera is the most important tool on set. Without a camera, there is no movie. The director is in charge of a film set. The senior creative crew member after the director is the director of photography, who will achieve the look of the film using the various departments they manage. Among those departments is the camera crew.Director of PhotographyImage: Director of Photography Roger Deakins on set of Skyfall, via filmmakeriq.comThe director of photography (DP or DoP) manages the camera department, lighting department, electrical, and grips. They are the chief of the camera crew. The film’s director will tell the DP how they want a shot to look. They will then work with these departments to choose cameras, lenses, filters, shot composition, light design and setup, and any necessary gear.Camera OperatorImage: Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, via tasteofcinema.comThe camera operator, or cameraman, is the person who actually operates the camera. They are the person behind the lens and controlling the camera. This position varies on every set and for every shot. A director may assume this position for certain shots, but the director of photography is typically the camera operator. When a DP is the cameraman, they are typically referred to as a cinematographer.Cinematographer and director of photography are used interchangeably. The director of photography in the credits is the chief cinematographer. The best DPs are invited to be part of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).If the DP has assigned another person to run the camera, or if multiple cameras are being used at once, the other cameramen are simply called camera operators.First Assistant Camera (1st AC, Focus Puller, Assistant Cameraman, B Camera)Image: 1st AC Larry Nielsen via NPRThe first assistant camera is in charge of the camera department. During a shoot, the 1st AC is responsible for keeping the camera in focus. This gave rise to the name focus puller. They are in charge of the maintenance and care of all cameras. During pre-production, the 1st AC will go to rental houses to test gear and make sure everything is ready on schedule.On-set, the 1st AC will build the camera, swap lenses, and move it from shot to shot. They are also responsible for updating the dope sheet. The dope sheet is a camera report that lists scenes that have already been shot. If shooting on film stock, the list will also contain the contents of each exposed reel.Most notably, the 1st AC should not look through a lens. They must be able to keep focus by paying attention to the distance between a subject and the camera.Second Assistant Camera (2nd AC, Camera Loader, Clapper Loader)2nd AC Geraldine Brezca on the set of Inglourious BasterdsThe second assistant camera works directly with the 1st AC. The 2nd AC operates the clapperboard at the beginning of each take. They also load film stock into camera magazines if there is no film loader on set. They note when film stock is received, used, and sent for development. The 2nd AC also oversees the transportation of camera equipment from one location to another.The second assistant camera will also tape down camera marks, the points where actors will perform. They update camera reports with camera settings, like aperture and focal length. This is recorded for any future pick-up shots or reshoots.Loader (Film Loader, Digital Loader)Image: Film Loader Milan Janicin on set of Transformers, via Edwards Air Force BaseThe loader is responsible for the actual medium that the camera shoots on, whether film stock or digital cards. Historically, the film loader was responsible for putting film into camera magazines. They would go into a dark room to open light-tight canisters of film stock to load into the magazine. They would then give the magazine to the 2nd AC, who would put it on the camera. When the 2nd AC finished a reel, the film loader would then take the footage back to their dark room or tent. The film loader puts the footage back into the light-tight canister and labels it for transport to the development lab.A digital loader works with memory cards, rather than film stock. Digital loaders manage inventory and back up footage. They work alongside the digital imaging technician to manage the digital data. The position is not very common on set, as 2nd ACs typically manage memory cards and give them directly to the DIT.Digital Imaging Technician (DIT)Image: Digital Imaging Technician Von Thomas, via Digital Tech NYCThe digital imaging technician is responsible for image quality control, on-set color correction, and managing a production’s workflow. The DIT manages all data and file distribution. They receive the camera’s memory cards and immediately dump and backup footage. They then send uncompressed files to the editors and make compressed file dailies for the director. DITs have a deep technical knowledge of all things digital like cameras, codecs, laptops, monitors, and more. Check out the constantly evolving role of a DIT.Steadicam OperatorImage: Steadicam Operator Chris Haarhoff on set of Birdman, via 1070noticias.comThe Steadicam operator is a specific camera operator that uses a Steadicam rig. Steadicam is a trademarked camera stabilization rig; the term should not be used to describe other types of stabilization devices like the MoVI and Ronin. The Steadicam operator wears the system on their body, which allows them to balance the camera while in motion.Camera Production Assistant (Camera PA, Camera Intern, Camera Trainee)Image: Camera PA Benito Sanchez on set of Nebraska, via University of Nebraska-LincolnThe camera production assistant helps the camera crew with any necessary duty. They are on set to learn by assisting every position listed above. Any camera intern will want to learn some camera crew slang, courtesy of Evan Luzi at The Black and Blue.Did you learn anything about camera crew jobs? Interested in more Filmmaking 101 posts like these? Let us know in the comments below!
In this video tutorial, learn how to improve your editing workflow with precise edits using Premiere Pro’s Trim Mode configuration.Many editors might not even know that Premiere’s Trim Mode exists, mainly due to the fact that it’s so well hidden. Nevertheless, this helpful display will allow you to quickly and precisely adjust an edit point, using a variety of different trim tools along the way. Use it to tweak dialogue scenes, change the pacing of an action sequence, or simply wow your colleagues. Let’s take a closer look at what you can accomplish in Premiere’s Trim Mode. Trim Mode ConfigurationIf you want to fine-tune an edit point, you can put the Program monitor into Trim Mode configuration. To do this, select Sequence > Trim Edit, or simply use keyboard shortcut T. Once open, the playhead on the timeline will snap to the closest edit point, and the Program monitor will switch to a two-screen display. These two screens show you the In and Out points of the adjacent clips along with their source timecode.Playback will loop when Trim Mode is active, giving you the opportunity to view changes to the edit point as you make them. Several buttons are available in this mode, including trim forward/backward options and an apply default transition button. Change the amount of frames in the trim forward/backward buttons in Preferences > Trim. Trimming in Trim ModeThe great thing about Trim Mode is that you can trim by clicking and dragging directly on the display. As you move your mouse over the panel, various trim tools become active, including the Rolling and Ripple edit tools. Use these tools by clicking and dragging on a particular window in the Program monitor. Again, the left display shows the Out point of the previous clip, while the right shows the In point of the upcoming clip.For more precise controls, use the trim forward/backward buttons or use Ctrl+Left to trim backward and Ctrl+Right to trim forward (use the Option modifier key on a Mac). To perform a Slip edit, first select the In and Out points of your clip with the Ripple Tool. Next, enter Trim Mode and adjust the clip accordingly. For a Slide edit, select the Out point of the previous clip and the In point of the next clip, open up Trim Mode and adjust accordingly.Looking for more Premiere Pro tips? Check out these articles.Shutterstock’s Free Plugin Brings 8 Million+ Clips to Premiere Pro15 FREE Camera Shake Presets for After Effects and Premiere ProImprove Your Edits with Better Audio in Premiere ProAudio Mixing in Premiere Pro’s Clip MixerOrganize Your Interviews Using Subclips in Premiere Pro
Opener David Warner will be selected for Australia when they launch their World Cup campaign against Afghanistan on Saturday, captain Aaron Finch said on the eve of the match.”Dave is fine, he will play tomorrow. No doubt about that,” Finch told a news conference on Friday.But Australia are still pondering over their final selection for the game at Bristol.”In terms of the 11, we will name it at the toss. Everyone is in the mix. We are very close to an 11, but we are not going to name it yet.”Everyone’s been in really good form… in the practice games, and the three games we played against New Zealand,” the captain added, leaving questions about who bats at No.3 – either Usman Khawaja or Shaun Marsh.Warner underwent a fitness test on Thursday after concerns that an upper leg injury might rule him out of Saturday’s game. The 32-year-old missed the defending champions’ final warm-up match against Sri Lanka on Monday and was unable to train on Wednesday.Warner, who scored 345 runs at an average of 49.28 in Australia’s run to the title four years ago, returned to the national set-up last month after serving a one-year ban for his part in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.Finch said both Warner and Steve Smith, who was also suspended after the scandal and stripped of the captaincy, had slotted back into the team easily.”When you are world-class players, you adapt again really quickly and you get up to speed.advertisement”Having them play 13 games each in the IPL (Indian Premier League) is really important. It is a high standard of cricket so that gets you back up to as close to international competition as you can.”I think Steve will be one of the all-time greats by the time he will have finished the game. There is no question about his batting ability. So when you are great, you get the game quicker, things just happen quicker, so there is never any issue about how he’ll bounce back.”The same with Davey. They are both so competitive. They have both got great records. So there was never any doubt about how well they would come back.”Also Read | World Cup 2019: Justin Langer urges fans not to boo Steve Smith and David WarnerAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Australia fret over Warner’s fitness ahead of opener vs Afghanistan
PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer celebrates winning the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Former Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer, who retired following the 2018 season, has landed a new job.The three-time national title-winning head coach is stepping into television. Sporting News reported earlier this week that Meyer is close to an agreement with Fox Sports, where he’ll become a lead college football analyst.“Fox just wrapped its most-watched college football regular season ever. The network envisions Meyer as the kind of big-time coaching name/TV talent who could potentially put its “Fox College Football Pregame” show on par with Kirk Herbstreit’s “College GameDay” at ESPN,” Sporting News writes.Meyer maintains that he won’t be coaching again, though news of this television job has sparked some memories for Florida football fans.The former Gators’ head coach, of course, stepped down from his job in Gainesville, Fla. Shortly after that, he took a television job with ESPN. Less than a year later, he was back on the sideline, coaching Ohio State.A lot of fans now believe that Meyer will be doing the same thing. Some are speculating that he’ll end up back on the sideline in 2020, coaching at USC.A temp job until USC hires him— Star Baker Jason Hollywood (@jtwashin) January 17, 2019Of course they are. Hmmmm….seeing a familiar pattern here. Will be coaching again in two years. Bye bye, FOX?— MoMo (@momofraney) January 18, 2019Meyer’s wife, Shelley Meyer, maintains that he’s retiring from coaching.“Retiring from COACHING, not living. He isn’t ready to lie around the house. A lot less intensity in the duties he has now. LOTS. Did I say LOTS? All good,” she writes.Right…Retiring from COACHING, not living. He isn’t ready to lie around the house. A lot less intensity in the duties he has now. LOTS. Did I say LOTS? ??All good.— Shelley ❌eyer (@spinnershells) January 18, 2019Meyer on FOX could be a lot of fun to watch, especially if he ends up calling some Ohio State games.
Nova Scotia’s main streets will be lined with new flower beds or a freshly painted bench as part of the province’s community revitalization program, Mainstreet 2.0, announced today, July 26. Mainstreet 2.0 is a companion to the First Impressions program that is part of the province’s tourism strategy. Both aim to support the development of attractive, distinctive and visitor-friendly downtowns and main streets. “Nova Scotians have great pride in their communities and the original main street program was a great success helping make a few small improvements with big impact,” said Public Service Commission Minister Marilyn More, on behalf of Communities Culture and Heritage Minister Leonard Preyra. “By having a balanced budget the province is now able to look to the future and support initiatives that help make life better for families and their communities.” Mainstreet 2.0 will provide grants of up to $1,000 to help community groups and municipalities beautify their main streets. Total funding will be $1.5 million dollars a year. “Our main streets are the first thing to greet families and visitors,” said Ms. More. “A town could use a grant to purchase flower beds, hanging plants or a new coat of paint for doors or benches. The province is pleased to stand with local communities and bring this program back.” “Our downtowns represent the heart and soul of our communities and are crucial to the economic and cultural success of the province as a whole,” said Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities president Russell Walker. “Reinstating the Mainstreet Program demonstrates the province’s commitment to maintaining and reinvigorating our downtowns.” “I am excited to see these grants will be available here and across the province.” says Dartmouth resident Derek Simon. “I’ve been involved in small-scale grants like these and they make a big difference for community projects. These are exactly the kind of initiatives government should be supporting.” Program applications will be available this winter and grants will be approved in the spring.