Work begins on Relay For Life

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Laura Scott, a veteran American Cancer Society volunteer, will serve as chairwoman for the 2006 Relay For Life in the Santa Clarita Valley. Committee meetings have begun for the June 3-4 event and subcommittee heads have been named. Relay For Life, a 24-hour rally and fundraiser for the cancer society, will move this year to Santa Clarita Central Park, a location with room for for more teams to camp out. Scott is a cancer survivor who facilitates Bosom Buddies, a group for breast cancer patients and survivors. She has been involved with the relay since she participated on the Bosom Buddies team in 2001. “People gave me so much help in the beginning through support groups. I became involved as a way of giving back,” she said. “The more I became involved, the more I wanted to keep on giving. Through events like relay, there will be a cure.” Committee leaders so far are Lisa Burke, accounting; Nancy Coulter, Cheri Fleming and Donna Ashmore, corporate development; Mike Hill, first aid; Thelma Price and Judi Nugent, food; Pam Ross Smith, Kids Kamp; John Fortman, logistics; Kim Crookston, luminary bags; and Andie Bogdan, luminaria ceremony. Scott is seeking leaders to organize entertainment and games during the event and to coordinate event volunteers. Residents who would like to help with event planning can call her at (661) 296-0081. The relay committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 18, May 9 and 23 in the Foundation Building at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 238454 McBean Parkway, Valencia. The meetings are open to anyone interested in helping organize this year’s relay, which organizers hope will raise $550,000 for the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Cancer information is available at or by calling (800) 227-2345. Santa Clarita Valley Relay For Life information is available by contacting Scott at (661) 296-0081 or Randy Phillips at read more


first_imgFORMER Donegal county star Rory Kavanagh has revealed how he and other senior players backed Jim McGuinness over the exclusion of Kevin Cassidy from the squad in 2011.But writing in his biography – Winning: How Donegal Changed The Game Forever – the Letterkenny man says he might have a different view now.Kavanagh reveals how players that year DID put their signature to a piece of paper – but there was NO CONTRACT. The St Eunan’s captain said Cass ‘was an animal of a man’ who could have played on for another ten years at the top level. He had disciplinary issues with previous Donegal managers “but there was not a man who looked ready to bleed for Donegal as heavily as Cass”.Cassidy had cooperated with the production of a book called ‘This Is Our Year’ – which left McGuinness fuming.“He had broken the team’s code by doing so,” says Kavanagh in his book.“In the weeks and months after McGuinness told him to go, there were stories in the newspapers about Kevin Cassidy and every last man on the squad signing contracts. Some people even claimed they were legally-binding documents……But that was total nonsense.” Kavanagh says at the start of each season, each player – starting with Michael Murphy – simply signed their names to a piece of paper. It was part of the bonding process.“McGuinness did make a big deal out of it. It was no blank sheet of paper in our eyes….he told us that no-one could break the bond once they had signed,” writes Kavanagh.“Cas had signed the sheet and Cass had broken the bond with every one of us by working with a journalist behind our backs.”Kavanagh says at the time he wanted nothing more to do with Cassidy at the time, and would have crossed the street to avoid him.He said he backed McGuinness 100 per cent as did Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher. “It was treachery….at the time I was delighted,” says Kavanagh.But now – looking back – he says he has some sympathy with the Gaoth Dobhair man. Now, says Kavanagh, he would cross the street to talk to Cassidy.“I ask myself now if Jim McGuinness was right to cut him as he did without hesitation and with absolutely no mercy?” says Rory.“I have softened since the end of 2011. I’m no longer one of them, one of the men in the dressing room and I ask myself also that if I was Donegal manager in 2011 would I have done that to Cass? WINNING is out now priced €17.99RORY KAVANAGH: I BACKED McGUINNESS OVER CASSIDY EXCLUSION – BUT I’M NOT SURE NOW was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 by John2Share 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:bookJim McGuinnessKevin CassidyRory KavanaghWinninglast_img read more

Jadotville hero honoured at special ceremony

first_imgKillea veteran Bobby Bradley was honoured at a special ceremony today at Killea Parish Hall hosted by the Irish UN Veterans Association.The Jadotville tiger, from Garshooey, was the proud recipient of the Jadotville Medal (An Bonn Jadotville) which is inscribed with ‘cosaint chalma’ and ‘misneach’, meaning “valiant defence” and “courage”.Former Private Robert Laurence Bradley was one of the 158 A Company 35th Battalion troops who was deployed to Central Africa in 1961 amid political tumult in the Congo. Bobby Bradley11 of these troops were from Donegal; Robert Bradley, James Gormley, Harry Hegarty, Michael McDermott, the late William George Duffy, the late James Harper, the late Patrick Gildea, Leo Boland, the late Patrick Nicell, the late Seamus O’Kane, and the late Sean Kerr.Defence Minister Paul Kehoe hosted a medal presentation in Athlone last December, but due to ill health Bobby Bradley was unable to attend.The Seige of Jadotville happened in 1961 during the United Nations intervention in the conflict when a group of Irish soldiers were attacked by Tshombe’s troops while at mass.Despite a lack of ammunition, the men resisted the assault from 5,000 Katanganese troops for six days before being forced to surrender. Led by Comdt. Pat Quinlan, not one of the men perished during the assault despite being overwhelmingly outnumbered, and were held as Prisoners of War for a month.Minister Kehoe marked the 55th anniversary of the Seige in September 2016 by presenting a Unit Citation to the veterans in recognition of their bravery and heroism. This was the first time a Unit Citation has been awarded within the Defence Forces.  You can check out Donegal Daily’s picture special of Bobby Bradley’s medal presentation by following the link below:Picture Special: Great pride as Bobby Bradley presented with Jadotville MedalJadotville hero honoured at special ceremony was last modified: February 18th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Bobby BradleydonegalKilleaseige of jadotvillelast_img read more

Chico State students win national animal science competition

first_imgChico >> A team of animal science students from California State University, Chico made history by winning the American Society of Animal Science’s Academic Quadrathlon at the ASAS annual meeting July 18-19 in Logan, Utah. The team of Julie Allen, Heather Foxworthy, Kenzie Wattenburger and Joel Wisniewski qualified for the competition by winning the Western Section Academic Quadrathlon in April. It was the first time a non-land-grant university won the regional competition and competed at the …last_img

Microsoft tablets help Emirates customers work through laptop ban

first_imgEMIRATES has started loaning Microsoft Surface  tablets to customers on non-stop flights bound for the US so they can continue working.First and business class passengers will be able to borrow the complimentary tablets on flights from Dubai to the US, download their work to a USB drive and continue working. The tablets are equipped with Microsoft Office 2016 and a keyboard.The Emirates move comes after rival Qatar offered a similar loan service involving laptops to premium customers flying on its direct flights to the US.Both airlines have been caught up in a US ban requiring passengers on direct flights to the US from some Middle East and North African destinations to check-in laptops, tablets and other electronic devices bigger than a smart phone.The ban, which began March 25, has been widely criticised and the International Air Transport Association has urged authorities to find an alternative.US officials said the move stemmed from “evaluated intelligence”  that terrorists are increasing their focus on aviation.  Britain adopted a similar ban for some airports but excluded the big Gulf hubs in Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.Australia ramped up security requirements at the Gulf airports but stopped short of banning large devices in cabin baggage.Emirates has also introduced a laptop and tablet handling service for US-Bound passengers that allows them to use their devices in lounges and hand them in at the boarding gate.Available free to all classes, passengers must declare the devices and hand them over to security staff who then pack and tag the device for storage in the aircraft hold.The devices are returned to customers when they reach their US destination.The airline said almost 8,000 passengers have used the service on its 112 weekly non-stop flights to the US.Ironically, the US directive does not apply to Emirates flights travelling to the US via Milan and Athens. Nor does it apply to any flights to the affected destinations from the US.Separately, Emirates announced Thursday it would start a second daily flight to Bali using two-class  Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.The new flight starts July 2 and will offer connections to destinations across Europe.last_img read more

Virgin vision aid a first for Asia-Pacific

first_imgPeople with vision problems will be able to more easily use the inflight entertainment system on Virgin Australia’s Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 aircraft thanks to new software heralded as a first for the Asia-Pacific.The Australian carrier is only the second in the world to introduce a special user interface to help vision-impaired passengers access inflight entertainment.The interface, designed by CoKinetic Systems,  features big icons that are easier to recognise and use and is already available on Virgin Boeing 777-300ER aircraft used on long-haul routes to Los Angeles. It will also be rolled out on its Airbus A330 aircraft used primarily on domestic trans-continental routes to the West Australian capital of Perth.The airline consulted with an Australian disability advocate, Philip Chalker, to design the interface and a Virgin spokeswoman said cabin crew would help vision impaired people set it up.“The way it’s been designed is the iconography is really large,’’ the spokeswoman said. “So it’s a lot clearer and the basic colours that have been used allow vision-impaired … people to see it a lot easier.”The home screen on the interface gives people access to TV, movies, the flight map as well as music and audiobooks.The feature is the latest move by Virgin to improve accessibility to its entertainment system.This includes closed captions and subtitles for passengers with hearing disabilities  available not just on the airline’s IFE system but on the wireless system that allows people travelling on its single-aisle jets to access entertainment on their own devices.Vision-impaired passengers can also use their own screen reader software with the wireless IFE system.Vision Australia general manager for advocacy and engagement Karen Knight commended the airline for its move to improve IFE accessibility.“Many people who are blind or have low vision enjoy travel and travel widely, and by Virgin Australia continuing to improve the accessibility of its IFE technology guests have the opportunity to enjoy the latest entertainment,” she said.last_img read more

How to Set Up a Tethered Shoot with the Panasonic GH5

first_imgLooking for more tips and tricks? Check these out.Best Lenses for Gimbal CinematographyShould You Upgrade the Canon 7D to the 5D Mark IV?Shooting a Feature with an iPhone the Soderbergh Announces Massive Updates to Its PlatformUsing 23.98 NTSC On The LUMIX GH5S in A PAL Region Need to tether your GH5 to your Mac or PC so you can view photos and videos in real time? Here’s how you do it using Lumix Tether.Last Fall, Panasonic released a much-awaited firmware update for the GH5. It introduced an abundance of new features, along with fixes for many issues that users were experiencing. One of the exciting additions to the camera was the ability to tether with a PC or Mac. If you’ve never heard of tethering, it’s just a way to directly connect the camera to the computer, so you can view your photos or videos in real-time. (It also allows you to make adjustments to your camera using the software.)You’ve more than likely seen this in use in a behind-the-scenes fashion shoot. Whether you use the GH5 for video only, or for both video and photography, I’m confident you’ll find a use for this feature. While there are countless tethering programs available on the market, we are only going to focus here on using the Lumix program.Getting The GH5 ReadyThe Lumix Tether software is free for both PCs and Macs, but before you install it, let’s get your camera ready.If you download the tether software and find that your GH5 isn’t connecting, it’s likely that you have the older firmware installed. But before you can install the update, you need a freshly formatted memory card and a full battery.Next, head to the Panasonic website to get the new firmware. With the firmware .exe downloaded, extract the GH5__V22.bin file to your desktop, so it’s ready to place onto your memory card.If both the memory card and the battery boxes are ticked, copy the GH5__V22. file into the main directory of the memory card, insert the memory card into your powered-down GH5, turn it on, and press the play button to initiate the update.I cannot count the number of times that I’ve failed at successfully following firmware update instructions, so if you too find these instructions cumbersome, you can watch the steps I listed above in action in the following video from Max Putnam. It’s important to note that the live view display doesn’t the feed at the same fps setting as the camera — at least not in this version. The feed probably peaks at around 15-18fps. Therefore, you’re not going to be able to use the PC as a secondary live monitor. However, having the software available and knowing how to use it is still an extra tool in your kit.Do you also use the GH5 for photography? You can check out how to tether-shoot for photography in the following video from Panasonic and James Schmelzer.center_img The SoftwareBefore you connect the GH5 to the PC, you need to change a setting on the camera, otherwise, your camera and PC will communicate as if you are only transferring media.First, head to the setup menu (fourth menu down), and on the second page, select USB Mode. There are four options:Select on connectionPC (Storage)PC (Tether)PictBridge(PTP)You’ll need to select PC (Tether). Alternatively, if you don’t have a card reader and usually transfer media via USB, you can choose Select on Connection, which brings up this menu whenever you connect to a PC.With the GH5 set up, it’s time to get to it.The GH5 comes with a USB-C to USB-3.0 cable that you can use for the software. However, it’s only one meter long, so it might be impractical for real-world tethering. I highly recommend TetherPro USB 3.0 cable.With the camera connected to your PC, and turned on, you can finally open the tether software. At first, you’ll see the tether remote control panel. Here, you can change most creative parameters on the camera. From the shutter speed to the metering mode — anything that you can adjust using the external function buttons on the GH5 will accept modifications from the control settings. There are also a few internal settings in the setup menus that you can adjust, such as resolution and file quality (when using the camera for stills).I use old manual Nikkors with my GH5. Therefore, the lens properties on the control panel will be greyed out in the screenshots. But if you want to check out how the Lumix Tether works with electronic lenses, there are a few demonstrations in the following video from 9to5Toys. You can click any area of the image to tell the camera to focus on that specific point.Before you start to use the tethered setup, you want to open the settings panel and adjust anything you need to for your project. The Storage Location setting is useful if you plan to capture the media directly to your PC. Of course, in case of data errors, it’s always best to save for both. It’s also worth noting that if you plan on capturing media directly to your PC, you still need a memory card in the GH5.With the settings completed, hit LV (Live View) to open the preview monitor. You may notice that if you use focus peaking or zebra patterning, those features also carry over into live view. However, other LCD camera properties, such as the grid and level gauge, do not carry over, and you have to turn them on manually using the buttons on the right-hand side.The software also lets you customize the parameters of the grid and guide lines — such as the thickness or number of the lines. Now, I’ve used the tether software once on a job, and I’ve gone over this software with a fine-toothed comb in preparation for this write-up, and for the life of me, I cannot find a reset button.Therefore, if you play around with the grid and find that you can’t get it back to the original setting, to avoid uninstalling and then re-installing the software (like I did) here are the default settings:GridHorizontal Number: 2Vertical Number: 2Thickness: 2Color: #808080Display Diagonal Lines: Unchecked.GuidelinesVertical Direction 1: checked – 25%Vertical Direction 2: checked – 75%Horizontal Direction 1: checked – 25%Horizontal Direction 2: checked – 75%Thickness 2Color: #0080fflast_img read more

‘Forbidden love’ that snatched away two young lives in Bihar’s West Champaran

first_img On Tuesday morning, soon after sunrise, Mr. Sah, along with other family members, reached the spot in the neighbouring village of Balua Malahi Tola once again. “But there was nothing. The bodies were gone,” he said. “We searched the whole day but we did not get any clue. We then informed the Nautan Police Station and lodged a complaint at 9 p.m.”Police Inspector (PI) Kundan Kumar Singh swung into action and, working on some “initial leads”, he recovered the bodies of both the teenagers from two different places. “The boy’s mutilated body was recovered from a punj (a makeshift tomb-like structure to hoard ripened paddy) at a sareh (an empty place), while the girl’s body with grievous injuries was dumped in a gorge on the banks of Chandravat river and covered with salt and mud,” said the police official. The post-mortem report is yet to arrive, five days after the incident.“Before dawn on Wednesday, Isent the three accused persons — the girl’s brother and two uncles — to jail,” said Mr. Singh. “Otherwise, it could have flared up into communal violence.” The 4,000-strong minority community population in the Balua Malahi Tola village of Noor Jehan Khatun has 1,800 voters.Was this a case of honour killing? “During the investigation, it came to light that the boy andgirl, both from different communities, had fallen in love while studying in nearby local schools. The boy’s father said in his complaint that the two had known each other for four or five months,” said Mr. Singh.Mr. Sah, a trader in fertilizer and seeds in the village, has named four persons as accused in the case: Allauddin Ansari (24), the girl’s elder brother; her two uncles Gulsanovar (55) and Ansari Miyan (58); and elder sister Shabnam Khatun (26). “All three male accused were arrested and sent to jail. Shabnam Khatun is absconding,” said the PI.“Allauddin Ansari is a toughie who flaunts his proximity to local political leaders. He does odd jobs, but has no criminal record,” he added.About half-a-kilometre from the police station is Noor Jehan Khatun’s mud-and-thatch-roof house. There was no one inside, but for her sexagenarian aunt Sabbujanah Khatun, feeding a cow and five goats in the foreyard. “Noor Jehan died after consuming poison,” she said, without looking up. Sabbujahan Khatun, aunt of Noor Jehan, outside her house. | Photo Credit: Ranjeet Kumar center_img There have been other stories of forbidden love in Bihar, and in the case of Mukesh Kumar and Noor Jehan Khatun, both teenage Class IX students, it led to dishonour and death in the State’s West Champaran district, from where Mahatma Gandhi launched his Satyagraha movement in 1917.Sources say they fell in love some four or five months ago, the girl’s family took umbrage about 15 days ago, and late on the night of November 27, the couplewas allegedly killed by them.Ravikant Sah alias Faresh Sah, 36, and his wife Geeta Devi, 32, were woken up after midnight on Monday by the beeps onMr. Sah’s mobile phone. It was 2.25 am.“Your son’s body is lying in the sugarcane field at Belimai place,” said the caller and abruptly cut the line, recalled Mr. Sah, and he performed the last rites for his son at the backyard of his home in the Banhora village on Friday. He had immediately rushed to his son’s room to check if he was in. Mukesh Kumar was not in his bed.Moments later, Ravikant Sah, along with his brother Ashok, raced on their motorcycle to the spot, reaching in just five minutes. “From a distance, we saw a mutilated body in the field, surrounded by six-seven people. A girl, gasping for breath, was lying nearby. We could not muster the courage to reach the place and returned to wait for the morning to break,” Mr. Sah told The Hindu, wiping tears.last_img read more


first_imgParticipating in the debate, Leader of OppositionParticipating in the debate, Leader of Opposition Hemant Soren asked how the government took a decision on coal mining by a private company in Godda.Expressing concern over acquisition of land in the Santhal Pargana, Soren said the people who lost land could not purchase it under the SPT Act in the districts of the region.”It is a conspiracy to displace tribals/moolvasis (natives), despite pledging to protect the tribals under the Constitution,” Soren argued.Citing example as to how the tribal labour force increased following acquisition of farm land, he demanded immediate stopping of land acquisition and suggested acquiring land on lease for 30 years and a review thereafter.Soren also demanded a policy on land acquisition.Congress MLA Sukhdeo Singh said the governments introduction of the Single Window System was good for the industrialists, but what about the poor “without a land policy.”He also alleged that the R&R policy of the government was not clear.Claiming that 9.8 lakh acres of land under the Bhoodan movement of Vinoba Bhave still remained undistributed in the state, CPI(ML-Liberation) MLA Raj Kumar Yadav said if the government wanted to contain Maoist activities, it should initiate distribution of those land to the landless.The minister could not touch upon the issues raised by the Opposition as his reply was cut short midway due to the Oppositions objections to the nomenclature of a sports club. PTI PVR DKB IKA KKBlast_img read more

TNT extends run to six; NorthPort up

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics The win was the sixth straight for the KaTropa, while the Bolts were doomed to their second loss in five games after Durham missed the potential overtime-forging triple at the buzzer.“We just had to stick together and stay positive. I’m glad that my teammates picked it up,” McDaniels said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceRR Pogoy tossed in 23 points to go with skipper Jayson Castro’s 21.“We understand that other teams are coming for us,” McDaniels said as TNT practically sewed up a quarterfinal appearance with the win. Becoming his own man TNT overcame a wobbly start to slip past Meralco, 116-113, in a Petron Saturday Special game of the PBA Governors’ Cup, as the KaTropa extended their unblemished run to keep the solo elimination round lead at Smart Araneta Coliseum.KJ McDaniels dealt most of the damage on the Bolts, pouring 51 points that went with four blocks to win a much-anticipated matchup with another marquee import in Allen Durham.ADVERTISEMENT Durham had 43 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists.Meanwhile, NorthPort snapped a four-game losing streak earlier after clipping Phoenix Pulse, 80-70.The Batang Pier improved to 2-4 while dealing the Fuel Masters their fifth loss in seven games.“At least my players are now gaining confidence,” NorthPort coach Pido Jarencio said in Filipino.It was the Batang Pier’s first win in their last six encounters with the Fuel Masters, who drew just 14 points from import Eugene Phelps.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After carrying UP over UE, ailing Akhuetie gets lift from teammates Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014?center_img Alex Mallari had 15 points to lead Phoenix as he filled the scoring void left by Matthew Wright, who played limited minutes due to a foot injury.Jarencio said he got everything he asked of his wards: a better mind-set, holding down Phoenix below 80 points, and more rebounds and transition points.They just need to sustain it, especially against San Miguel Beer next.“We played well, we defended well. I just hope we’re able to keep it up,” Jarencio said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue View comments Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ This jewelry designer is also an architect DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ MOST READlast_img read more