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Man Utd are losing a top-class player, says Fulham boss Meulensteen

first_imgManchester United will lose a “world-class defender” when Nemanja Vidic leaves in the summer, according to Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen.The 32-year-old centre-back has stated he will leave the champions when his contract expires at the end of the season in search of a new challenge abroad.Meulensteen worked with Vidic while part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s backroom staff at United, and he hailed the Serbian international ahead of Fulham’s trip to Old Trafford on Sunday.“Vidic has been very important for United over the years. He’s been rock solid – a fantastic defender and a world-class player,” he said.“He’s been a top player for Man United and a real cornerstone of the success they’ve had over many years.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

National FFA Convention recap

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 89th National FFA Convention and Expo was recently held in Indianapolis and, as usual, Ohio was well represented. Ohio FFA members earned 345 American FFA Degrees and there were many Agriscience Fair, Proficiency, and Chapter Award finalists.Ethan Kaper from Liberty Union won Plant Systems Division 1 in the Agriscience Fair, Evan Smith from Bloom Carroll finished third in the nation in extemporaneous public speaking and Sydney Snider rounded out her amazing year as a National Officer.Ohio was represented by 16 finalists in the National FFA Proficiency competition. The contest revolves around the work done through a Supervised Agricultural Experience, otherwise known as an SAE. Proficiency winners from Ohio were: Mariah Joy Cox, Agriscience Research — Plant SystemsMariah Joy Cox of the Zane Trace FFA Chapter in Chillicothe has participated in science fairs since the fourth grade and found that she enjoyed the scientific research process and sharing her results with the judge. Her SAE research has focused on three projects, all related to plant science. She first identified properties of potato starch and their applications to plant-based packaging. Secondly, she compared two varieties of raspberries in terms of phenolics and anthocyanins. And finally, she worked in a lab in Hyberabad, India, testing plots of vegetable soybeans. Cox is supported by her parents, Rachel and Paul, and her FFA advisors, Jennifer Johnston and Aaron Miller. This award is sponsored by FMC Corporation, Agricultural Solutions. Curtis Mathew Harsh, Beef Production—EntrepreneurshipCurtis Mathew Harsh of the Buckeye Valley FFA Chapter in Delaware was mentored at a young age by his father and grandfather, learning how to feed, breed, show, and manage beef cattle. Today, he has an SAE that is divided into three entities: cows and calves, embryos and show heifers and replacements. With his cattle, he became the youngest exhibitor at the Ohio State Fair Market Beef Show to win the Showman of Showman Contest. Harsh is supported by his parents, Michele and David, and his FFA advisor, Alex Zimmer. This award is sponsored by Bayer and Rabo AgriFinance. Nole Gerfen, Swine Production—EntrepreneurshipNole Gerfen of the Ridgemont FFA Chapter in Mt. Victory purchased his first gilt at the age of nine and today owns 25 sows that farrow two and a half times each year, producing 11 pigs per litter. On his farm, he is charged with synchronizing sows, ultrasounding, the administration and recording of medication and more. In addition to his own sows, he manages his parents’ 2,480 sows. Gerfen is supported by his parents, Kim and Steve, and his FFA advisor, Stephanie Jolliff. This award is sponsored by LA-CO Markal. Tyler Stewart, Wildlife Production and Management—Entrepreneurship/PlacementTyler Stewart of the East Clinton FFA Chapter in Lees Creek owns and operates his own quail hunting facility. He is involved in every aspect of the operation — from hatching chicks to releasing the adult quail into a rehabilitated habitat. Starting his business with 300 quail eggs, he currently has more than 2,000 quail that produce an excess of 30,000 eggs. Stewart is supported by his parents, Tracy and Rich, and his FFA advisor, Matt Griffith. This award is sponsored by Yamaha Motor Corporation USA. In addition, Jamie Walter, Liberty Union, was in the National Band, and National Chorus participants from Ohio included Katelyne Crouch from Pymatuning Valley, Cheyenne Gillett from National Trail MVCTC, and Heidi Jennings from Eastwood. National Talent participants from Ohio were Macey Butchko from the Firelands Chapter and Chase Cummings from Waynesfield-Goshen. In addition, Ohioans Jo Heather Arnett (Hillsboro) Kevin Blakley (Fairfield), Joseph Boff (Columbus), Dan Fulk (West Salem), Harold Karcher (Richwood), Patrick Lynch (Columbus), Ronald Overmyer (Oak Harbor), Dave Stiles (New Philadelphia), and Tim Turner (Baltimore) were recognized with Honorary American Degrees.last_img read more

Nevermind CAPTCHA, Facebook Asks If You Know Your Friends

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Facebook#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification mike melanson The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos We’re all familiar with the CAPTCHA tests – images full of squiggly letters and made up words – that are meant to tell apart humans and computers, but what if you want to tell apart one person from another? In the case of Facebook, you have the perfect dataset at hand – all of that person’s friends.Today, Facebook said that it had begun testing a new security feature it’s calling “Social Authentication“, which intends to make sure that the person signing into Facebook is indeed the account holder and not a hacker.Facebook security engineer Alex Rice writes that Facebook strives to put people at the center of all experience and that “We also want to bring the benefits of social design to experiences where you wouldn’t traditionally expect them, like account security.” “Instead of showing you a traditional captcha on Facebook, one of the ways we may help verify your identity is through social authentication,” writes Rice. “We will show you a few pictures of your friends and ask you to name the person in those photos. Hackers halfway across the world might know your password, but they don’t know who your friends are.”With traditional CAPTCHA tests, you can ask for a new image if the letters or words are unclear. We hope that Facebook offers the same, though most users are unlikely to ever see this feature. We don’t know about you, but we have to wonder if we could visually identify each and every one of our Facebook friends, though we’re sure they’ve thought of this fact. As the image above shows, it looks like the service uses facial recognition to at least assure that you aren’t trying to identify your friend’s cartoon character or otherwise inhuman avatars. It also looks like you get a number of “skips” per security check, accounting for the fact that yes, some of us can’t properly identify all of our high school friends that we’re now Facebook friends with (for some reason or another).For you security-minded folks, make sure to read Audrey Watters’ write-up of Facebook’s other important security addition of the day, “always on” HTTPS. Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

An NZE Project, a Tragic Fire, and a Will to Rebuild

first_imgOn August 29, 2007, Montreal-based architect Sevag Pogharian broke ground on Alstonvale Net Zero House, a project whose ambitious energy efficiency design earned it one of 12 berths in the 2007 edition of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s EQuilibrium Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative program.Pogharian, who founded the firm Sevag Pogharian Design in 1990 and eventually expanded its services to include not only residential design but construction, intended Alstonvale Net Zero House to embody extremely high standards of sustainability, energy efficiency, and comfort while still meeting a price target that would compare favorably to prices of other homes in Hudson, a prosperous community near Montreal. The house was designed to generate all the energy needed for its operation and for the household’s transportation needs, and it would feature home-scale agricultural components, including a greenhouse, to help feed the home’s occupants. RELATED ARTICLE Three Massachusetts Home Fires Linked to Spray-Foam InstallationBut on May 25, 2010, the nearly completed house burned almost to the ground. “I feel crushed,” Pogharian wrote that day in a blog entry on his firm’s website. His insurer is still investigating the incident, although Pogharian noted in a story recently published by the Hudson-St. Lazare Gazette that preliminary evidence points to combustion of polyurethane foam that had been applied in the attic earlier in the day.Thinking through the possibilitiesIt was indeed a warm afternoon, reaching about 85 degrees Fahrenheit, when workers sprayed the polyurethane foam in the attic. The crew also ran a fan in the space to help ventilate it, although the fan was removed when the workers left at about 2:30 p.m. But if the foam in fact caused the fire, Pogharian observed, it’s unlikely its combustion was due solely to warm air in the attic. Instead, the lack of air circulation may have increased the concentration of combustible gases in the space, which could have caused the foam layer to thicken more than anticipated and further trap heat.“I’ve come to learn a lot about polyurethane since the fire,” he told the paper. “It’s an exothermic reaction. You mix these chemicals, it gives off heat, and in the process it inflates. One of the things with polyurethane, if you apply it too thickly, the heat that is generated inside is not dissipated. It is an excellent insulation and it can combust.”Pogharian’s initial responses to the disaster – depletion and inertia – changed for the better as time passed. He says he now is more motivated than ever to see the project to completion, pending settlement with the insurance company, which has already covered demolition expenses.“I want to push this thing so it sees the light of day – the whole concept – the house, the car, the edible landscape, the net-zero greenhouse,” he told the Gazette. “I can walk away, or I can plunge in and try to get it done. If the insurance stuff gets worked out, there is no reason not to do it.”last_img read more

Healthy again, Paul Lee leads way for Hotshots

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPaul Lee didn’t look like someone who just recovered from a knee injury when he took the court on Wednesday.In his first game back, Lee reintroduced himself in leading Magnolia to a 108-95 victory over Alaska.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “I didn’t do much when I returned to practice. I rested on Monday and our practice yesterday wasn’t that intense, so I felt I really saved energy for my legs today,” he said.“I felt lucky with my shots so I took advantage of the open shots. Also, if my teammates were open, I also tried my best to find them.”The 28-year-old Lee feels like he’s slowly closing in on getting back to his tip-top shape.“I feel like I’m getting my groove back,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Do not bring these items in SEA Games venuescenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Teng to use excitement as motivation in rookie year Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “I’m very happy with how I feel. I feel like I just graduated in college,” he shared on Wednesday as the Hotshots started their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup on a winning note.Lee blitzed his way to 30 points on a superb 11-of-14 shooting, on top of seven rebounds and six assists.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“Paul just practiced with us for three days, but you can really see the heart of the kid. He really wants to play, he wants to help the team, and I’m very thankful to Paul,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero.Rust was not a factor for Lee, who used his time off the court as an opportunity to rest his body and have fresh legs. Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraqlast_img read more

Video: Here’s Footage Of The Two Llamas Evading Capture Set To Rod Bramblett’s “Kick Six” Audio Call

first_imgRunaway llamas that went viral in 2015.Two llamas, one white and one black, got loose today in Phoenix and set off a chase that lasted a half-hour. Their chase went viral, leading to some fantastic memes and funny content. Both llamas showed impressive elusiveness, and one person decided to pay tribute to their escapability. He did so by dubbing Auburn radio announcer Rod Bramblett’s famous “Kick Six” call from the 2013 Iron Bowl over footage of the llamas evading capture.Take a look, and a listen:Well-done, and it seems like the white llama at least is a higher-rated prospect than Kick-Six hero Chris Davis was.BREAKING: We now have a new no. 1 player in the @247Sports Composite! #llamas #TeamLlama pic.twitter.com/G4YYY2J27u— 247Sports (@247Sports) February 26, 2015last_img

Auburn’s Antoine Mason Honors Late Father On His Sneakers

first_imgAntoine Mason's sneakers remembering his father.On February 28, the basketball world lost a beloved member when former NBA star Anthony Mason passed away from congestive heart failure. Wednesday night, his son Antoine, who plays for the Auburn Tigers, paid tribute to him on his sneakers. Mason wrote “RIP DAD” on the front of his shoes, along with “God”, “Fam” and “Ball” underneath. It was Mason’s first game since the passing of his father.Antoine Mason inscribed his shoes to honor his father during tonight’s SEC tournament game #AuburnFamily pic.twitter.com/uuGW0k6ALN— AuburnPix (@AuburnPix) March 11, 2015Mason scored four points in 18 minutes and helped lead his team to a victory over Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.last_img