OFFICIAL SALMON SEASON OPENING LAUNCHED WITH FREE ANGLING EVENT

first_imgTo celebrate the opening of the 2015 Salmon Season in the Foyle catchment, Loughs Agency are hosting a free event in Stranorlar, County Donegal on Sunday 1st March 2015 (10-3pm). Atlantic Salmon move into the Finn in preparation for spawning later in the year and are a prized catch.From 1st March – 15th September local anglers and those who come to stay in the area on angling holidays try to catch them in one of the most attractive catchments in Ireland. Early in the season is the best time to catch the most elusive Spring Salmon, the first fish to arrive in any season.Lionel Knobbs, Angling Development Manager at Loughs Agency said, “This weekend angling coaches are available to teach individuals how to cast with spinner or fly.“With their expert tuition everyone will soon be confident enough to want to try fishing for themselves.“All casters will have a chance to earn a CAST award, the new angling qualification promoted by the Agency. “Fly tiers and lure makers will show the flies and spinners that work on local rivers and highlight that with catch and release regulations remaining in place, these must use a single barbless hook’.Following an opening ceremony on the river organised by Glenmore Estate Fishery, the Loughs Agency event in the Finn Valley Leisure Centre will inform visitors about the fishing available in the area, with representatives from local angling clubs and angling providers available on site.Lough Agency will also be launching the ‘River Finn Angling Status Report’ & ‘River Finn Development Plan’.            OFFICIAL SALMON SEASON OPENING LAUNCHED WITH FREE ANGLING EVENT was last modified: February 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FishingnewsNoticessalmonSportlast_img read more

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An attempt to make right on two wrongs

first_img“Winning may not be everything, but I guarantee you that losing is nothing.”Those were the only notes I took that day 39 years ago as guest lecturer Frank Cheek captivated the Humboldt State PE class. We were there to learn about umpiring, and he taught that with the addition of large doses of coaching wisdom.I have had the privilege of listening to that wisdom ever since as Cheek’s employee, co-worker and friend.Coach Cheek, 81, called me recently after he had a long stay in the hospital, …last_img

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Google Responds to Critics: Makes Small Changes to Buzz

first_imgRelated Posts frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Google Buzz, which launched two days ago, has been widely criticized for making the lists of who you follow and who follows you public by default. Until now, the check box to turn this “feature” off was hidden in your Google Profile settings – which many people never even realized they had. Now, however, Google announced that it is making it more obvious to new users that these lists will be public and will offer clear instructions to turn the public disclosure of this information off. In addition, Google now also allows Buzz users to block people from following them, even if they haven’t created a profile yet. ReadWriteWeb’s full coverage and analysis of Google Buzz:Live Blog From AnnouncementAnalysis: Open Data StandardsAnalysis: Geo-Social NetworkFacebook & Google BuzzComparison to FriendFeedEnterprise ApplicationsBuzz Hacks & TipsThe Missing FeaturesGoogle Makes Changes to Buzzcenter_img Tags:#Google#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Even though Buzz now makes it clearer that your public profile will include a list of users and makes it easier to turn this feature off, this remains an opt-out feature. We think that it would be far better for Google to make this an opt-in feature so that those users who don’t read the disclosure information closely when they first use Buzz won’t inadvertently share information they would rather keep private.“Tens of Millions” of Users AlreadyIn addition to announcing these changes, Google also notes that “tens of millions of people have checked Buzz out, creating over 9 million posts and comments.” In addition, Google is currently registering over 200 posts per minute through the mobile interface. Given that Google is giving Buzz a prominent spot in the Gmail interface, this doesn’t come as a surprise, but it also shows Buzz’s potential as a mainstream geo-social network. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Augmented Reality Contacts Vs. Google Glasses

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#Augmented Reality#web Photo by Tom Purves adam popescu 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Augmented reality versus Google glasses: Soon both will be on the market. The question for consumers is, “Which one should I buy?”Details of Google’s prototype glasses are still largely under wraps, but what we do know right now is that the glasses consist of a powerful processor, multiple microphones, a small speaker, a camera, wireless radios and senors that make the glasses aware of their physical location. For example, if you use the glasses to take a picture of a landmark or a barcode, they will display information about the place or product on the upper part of the right-side lens. That’s different from augemented reality, where graphics are layered on top of what you see in real time.The glasses won’t go on sale until next year. They will cost around $1,500 and will only be available in the United States.If you want to take a step closer to becoming a cyborg, then augmented reality contact lenses could be just the thing for you.Right now the major player in this space is Innovega Inc, which is developing the iOptik augmented reality contact lens. This device will allow people to surf the Internet unencumbered by glasses (some early detractors to Google’s glasses have said smudges may make them difficult to see through). iOptik uses nanotechnology to enhance your vision to see both what’s in front of you and information gleamed from the ‘Net.But even more access to the web begs the question: Is…this…a…good…thing? Traffic problems and societal commentary aside, if these contacts can do that, they’re sure to be a big hit, and will introduce a whole new technological ecosystem of contact lenses.And let’s not forget the potential military applications — already on the way. In April, Innovega signed a contract with the Defense Department to develop a prototype of its iOptik system. The contacts work in conjunction with special glasses that project images onto the wearer’s lens, which could allow soldiers on the ground to see images beamed down directly to them by drones or satellites. Whoa.Coming soon: Supersoldiers with enhanced battlefield views. Now that’s scary science. Check out this video to see exactly what we’re talking about. last_img read more

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The Advantages of Hard Light and the Benefits of Using It on Set

first_imgYou can create dramatic compositions by bouncing hard light off something to make it soft, and create sharp edges and punchy, bold images.In general, filmmakers tend to light actors with soft sources, meaning using larger lights to create softer illumination. It makes things look beautiful, it makes shadows softer, and generally just gives everything a warm glow.This tendency means that people often neglect hard light and its many advantages. There are many benefits to using hard light on set. For example, you can place the lights far from your subject, or harness available sunlight.Hard light obviously creates hard edges and isn’t as “flattering” as soft light; however, that doesn’t mean that it can’t have its own aesthetic, which can be equally as beautiful as soft light.You need to know how to use hard light, so it doesn’t look like you’re lighting the set with a spotlight off-camera. You don’t want your subject to end up looking like a news reporter in front of a hurricane.Hard light doesn’t need to be bright light. Even though hard light sources like Fresnels create a huge output, they don’t necessarily need to be turned all the way up. Many companies make smaller spotlight fixtures that can run on batteries.A big part of making hard light look good is to use the angles that flatter the face. There are two ways to do this:On axis, which means almost exactly in front of and above the camera.Use hard light to create a Rembrandt-style light, which means that the shadows created still flatter the face and don’t create competing shadows. It also means they don’t mess up the lines of the face, so that you can make your subject look beautiful. Hard lights create hard shadows, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It is a very graphic, punchy, and bold look that produces an aesthetic you can embrace.Hard shadows look great when paired with bright colors, strong patterns, and bold choices. They can even serve to outline the subject against the background to make things really pop.If you’re worried about the shadows that hard light creates, you can bounce them out. Place a second source at a complementary angle and fill in the shadows that the hard light creates. It will allow you to get good illumination, and to separate your subject from your background. Lighting a subject in this way tends to cover up any blemishes or imperfections, and it can give your subject the beautiful lighting of a magazine cover.In truth, you shouldn’t always shy away from the imperfections of your talent. Sometimes, it can be wise to place your hard light directly side-on, as it can really accentuate the textures in their skin and eyes.Hard light, like the sun, illuminates everything evenly, and this is why it often has a bad reputation. If you’re using artificial hard light, you can use it to isolate your subject from the background. In order to do this, you would need to put at least three stops more on your subject than the background — to really make them stand out. It’s easier to get a bright hard light than a bright soft light.In summary, hard light can be your friend, and it’s an amazing tool. You don’t need to follow every trend and make every light as big, soft, and diffused as possible. Hard light will let you say a lot about your characters in film, as well as give you a punchy, bright, and distinctive look when taking photographs.Cover image via Kseniya Ivanova.Looking for more articles on lighting? Check these out.Why Filmmakers and Photographers Prefer to Use Soft LightInside the Electric Department: Lighting, Tools, and Safety SkillsEfficiently Lighting and Shooting Product Shots for YouTubeLighting in a Pinch: Five Tricks Using Your Mobile PhoneOn the Market: Five Great Key Lights for Five Different Budgetslast_img read more

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2017 NTL Hardwrap ‘A Different League’

first_imgTravel through time to witness the formation of the NTL and results of NTLs past with this special 21st Anniversary edition of the 2017 NTL Hard Wrap. Check out the cover feature ”A Different League’, the NTL honour roll, 21 Gun Salute from some of the event’s shining lights over the years. Also, run your eye through the 2017 Elite Eight Preview and make your own prediction on who will reign supreme in ’17! Download your copy here.Also included in this edition of the Hardwrap is a preview to the ‘Thompson Touch Almanac’, where you can read details on NTL top try scorers, biggest winning streaks, champion permits, leading try scorers from the past 21 years and much more.Download the Opens division, Youth division, and Senior division almanacs here. Related LinksHardwraplast_img read more

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a month agoArsenal hero Parlour advises Emery to make Carabao Cup aim

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal hero Parlour advises Emery to make Carabao Cup aimby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal legend Ray Parlour thinks Unai Emery should be aiming to win the Carabao Cup.The Gunners host Nottingham Forest in the third round on Tuesday night as they start their campaign at the Emirates.”I think he mixed the team with experience and youngsters,” Parlour said of Arsenal’s run to the quarter-finals in last season’s Carabao Cup.”There is no problem with that, it is good to give the youngsters game time and they have some very good youngsters at Arsenal – Reiss Nelson, (Ainsley) Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock and Emile Smith Rowe. It is great to see players like that come into the team.”But you can also see how important the competition is to teams like Manchester City and it is another trophy to talk about at the end of the season.”It is a magnificent achievement to win any competition and for Arsenal and Unai Emery, and the rest of the top six, they should be – and probably will be – taking it seriously.”There are a lot of games and you get injuries through the season so it is a bit about balancing the squad.”He added: “The big teams have got bigger squads but it still baffles me when you get to the latter stages of any cup competition and rest players.”Arsenal fans would embrace another day out at Wembley and have a good time, as well as challenging to win the trophy – something Arsenal will be wanting to do, I’m sure.”If you ask any fan around the country and say ‘do you want a Wembley day out to go for a cup and win a trophy’ they would say ‘yes, definitely’.”I’m really surprised sometimes when teams rest players. It was the first ever trophy I won as a player and I really enjoyed it and now Emery could make it his first title in England as well.” last_img read more

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Ronaldo not angry to miss chance to score – Allegri

first_imgJuventus manager Massimiliano Allegri insists Cristiano Ronaldo is not angry despite missing a golden opportunity to score his first goal for the club.The Portuguese captain failed to score on his home debut as Juventus defeated Lazio 2-0 at the Allianz stadium in Turin.Ronaldo seemed certain to open his Serie A account in the 75th minute at the Allianz Stadium. Joao Cancelo rolled the ball across to his compatriot but goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha did just enough to stop him from tapping in from four metres, instead it ricocheted off Ronaldo’s feet and fell to Mario Mandzukic to score into an empty net.Upon this miss, the former Real Madrid star offered a wry smile before throwing his hands up in the air, and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri promised that the Portuguese star was not upset after the miss.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“He is not angry at all, he smiled because these things happen,” Allegri said after the match, according to ESPN.Just as it was on Ronaldo’s debut last week, when Juventus won 3-2 at Chievo Verona, it was down to his teammates to fire the Bianconeri to victory, with Miralem Pjanic also netting as the seven-time defending champions downed Lazio.“It’s only two weeks that he’s with us,” Allegri said of Ronaldo’s adaptation.“He’s intelligent and understands that Italian football is different to that in Spain. Today he played well also in defense, everyone is waiting for his first goal. I’m happy with how he’s fitting in, he is a very humble lad.”last_img read more

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