NCS D-VII championship preview: No. 2 Ferndale gets ready for showdown with No. 1 Salesian

first_imgWhen No. 2 Ferndale faces No. 1 Salesian College Preparatory Saturday night at 7 p.m. for the rights to a North Coast Section Division 7 championship, the Wildcats will be up against a caliber of team it simply has not seen this season.And in a situation like that, Ferndale’s head coach Clint McClurg said there’s really only one thing his team can do.Control the controllable.“Salesian is definitely a championship-level opponent,”  McClurg said. “They are good at all three phases of the game …last_img read more

South African soccer fans 7

first_imgSoccer fans at a match between Manchester United and South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria. Manchester United won.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Volunteers help fans find their seats.Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Volunteers help fans find their seats.Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Volunteers help fans find their seats.Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Volunteers help fans find their seats.Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Volunteers help fans find their seats.Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

Scrapie submissions needed

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The good news for American sheep producers is that the industry has scrapie on the run. The bad news is that the current status makes carriers of the fatal disease more difficult to find.“The incidence rate is now very low and finding the few remaining cases becomes more difficult using traditional surveillance methods,” said Wyoming State Veterinarian Jim Logan, DVM. “The best and most appropriate method now is within flock surveillance. It is in the best interest of the industry that we sample as many adult dead sheep and goats that we can find and get them tested.”The only diagnostic tests currently available to determine if a sheep has scrapie require brain or lymphoid tissue. Scrapie is typically diagnosed by finding abnormal prion protein accumulation in the brain and/or lymphoid tissue of infected sheep. A positive test must be confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratories. While no new cases of classical scrapie have been reported in the United States since April 2016, there’s still a need to be vigilant.“If producers take this on in a serious manner and get heads to the laboratory, it will help the U.S. Department of Agriculture prove to the international community that the United States is free of scrapie, and we will finally be able to wrap up this national eradication program,” Logan said.The best way for producers to assist in completely eradicating scrapie from American borders is to participate in APHIS’ sample submission program. The program is provided at no cost to the producer, and asks that producers submit samples from adult sheep or goats.“Most producers don’t see scrapie as an issue in their flock,” said Diane Sutton, USDA/APHIS Veterinary Services Sheep and Goat Health Team Leader. “We’re so close to being free of scrapie, but we need to be able to demonstrate that to the world. Slaughter surveillance alone won’t get the job done.”The process for submitting samples is fairly simple. Shipping boxes with packing supplies and shipping are provided at no cost by APHIS. For more information, visit http://Sheepusa.org/IssuesPrograms_AnimalHealth_Scrapie.last_img read more

Live from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 Event: Release Candidate 1

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 9:24 AM: Now we’re moving on to “Interoperability.”Announcing geo-location support.“In today’s Web, sites need to ask you for your location. Now, you can ask the browser and the browser can, with your consent, give your location.”Geo-location – uses the same services as WP7 to provide location.9:30 AM:We’re now getting into the usual demos of how fast IE9 hardware acceleration is. The difference, they say, is between full and partial hardware acceleration.IE9 is “four times as fast” as Chrome 10.9:40 AM: Moving to the last area: User Experience.Three things – navigation, tabs, and pin sites.Consumers like the “site-centric experience” – tightened up UI, squared off tabs, made more room for content.Showed two sites, side by side, on Chrome and IE9, and showed that IE9 offered a “full toolbar’s width” more screen space for content. (It’s clear here today that Microsoft considers Chrome its big browser competitor and not Firefox. As a matter of fact, the word Firefox hasn’t been mentioned once.) One other thing? My Chrome looks cleaner than the one they just showed – I have to wonder what version that was.“Another area where we had a lot of feedback was around tabs.”For 97% of sessions, users had 5 tabs or fewer. “At the same time, we care a lot about that last 3%.”Can move tab bar under one box to give full width of window for tabs. 9:46 AM: Pinnable sites:Now allows for various elements on a website to be grabbed and pinned to the Windows 7 taskbar.Users 40% more likely to return to site with “pin site” feature. (“Pinnable” sites are websites that can be a permanent icon on the bottom taskbar of Windows 7. They can also feature “jump lists”, which add quick actions to the right-click menu of these pinned items.)9:53 AM:Unlike the HP WebOS, this one is running just an hour long. That’s it folks. As always, we’re interested in hearing what you think of the latest with IE9. Tags:#Browsers#Microsoft#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… mike melanson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img We’re told that the event will begin any minute, so stay tuned.9:07 AM: We’re getting going.We’re going to hear from partners dealing with HTML5 and those with privacy/do no track issues.We’re going to start off with a video from developers and designers talking about IE9.9:09 AM:What do they have to say? (All good things, of course)-The browser gets out of the way-The RC will have geolocation–These developers really like pinning websites and treating them like apps.-The “desktop is moving onto the web and the web onto the desktop” – this has been Microsofts party line with IE9 all along.9:11 AM: Ryan Gavin takes the stage.“We’ve had 7 updates to IE9 before today”. The word today, it seems, will be “developer.” Gavin is talking about release scheduling and how it has been well-received in the developer community.“This is probably the highest quality beta in IE history.” Says they’ve received more than 17,000 pieces of feedback on IE9, more than the entire life cycle of IE8.9:14 AM:Now we’re talking about hardware acceleration. “You can’t have a discussion about browsers today without discussing hardware acceleration.”(The motto, of course, has been “Beauty of the Web.”)And here’s the other topic of the day: Trust.“IE9 aspires to be the world’s most trusted browser.”IE9 can block 99% of malware, says Gavin. And yes, the release of IE9 RC1 is today.9:16 AM:Privacy & Tracking Protection:Tracking lists have been published: privacy choise, easy list, Truste and Abine.9:21 AM: Now we’re seeing dev tools for tracking features. As you browse, you can watch IE9 create a browsing profile and exmaine how your browser is being tracked. 9:23 AM: “What you see there is that with one click, you’re protected. It’s as simple as finding a list and clicking a button.”IE9 also allows creation of “personalized tracking protection lists.”Some offer do not track lists, others like Truste offer whitelists, which list what to allow, not what to block.“This is the first in the industry to enable this level of control.” Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting In September, Microsoft held a gala event to announce the beta release of Internet Explorer 9. There were bands, auditorium-size stage shows and hours on end of Internet Explorer goodness. Today, the company is holding a much more subdued event to announce the release of Internet Explorer 9’s first release candidate and unveil many of the expected features. In addition to the general announcement, we’re expecting to see more in the way of IE9’s hardware accelerated HTML5 graphics support, updates for developers and the much-discussed “Do Not Track” feature. We’re live at the event so stay tuned and we’ll bring you the news as it comes.last_img read more

NPR’s Andy Carvin Shows How to Retweet Globally (Map)

first_imgThere’s no better way to see Tweets about the Middle East than by following NPR Senior Strategist Andy Carvin. He’s curating, verifying when possible and reporting on Tweets from and about the contentious region day and night. How diverse are the Tweets Carvin is curating? We used the handy web app Needlebase to scrape, analyze and map the Twitter community Carvin is bringing into the streams of his own community of followers and found some interesting data points. He’s retweeted 186 distinct Twitter accounts over the last four days alone. 56% of the accounts Carvin has shared content from have listed recognizable locations on their Twitter profiles. 44% have undisclosed or unclear locations, no doubt in some cases for reasons of personal safety. A healthy 40% of those who have listed locations are located in the Middle East!Only 15% of the people Retweeted are from the United States.Eight are from Libya, though several of those are satirical accounts.Many more levels and types of analysis are possible and of course locations aren’t verified. But for now it’s nice to know that the people watching Andy Carvin’s Tweet stream (I sure am) are getting a diverse stream of messages with a solid percentage of those sources coming from the region in question. Thanks for all you do, Andy!Below: As Carvin adds value on Twitter, his own community grows. Tags:#international#twitter#web marshall kirkpatrick A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more