Met Eireann issue weekend wind warning for Donegal

first_imgMet Eireann has issued a weather alert for Donegal.The status yellow wind warning will be in place from today (Sat) at 9am until Sunday at 3am.It reads: “South to southwest winds will reach mean speeds between 50 and 65 km/h at times, with gusts between 90 and 100km/h. Winds will be strongest along coasts.” One year after Storm Emma hit Ireland, this weekend is set to be cold, windy and rainy.Two other counties, Galway and Mayo have also been issued with the wind warning.Tomorrow will be a windy day all across the country.Met Eireann issue weekend wind warning for Donegal was last modified: March 2nd, 2019 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:donegalMet EireannWarningwindlast_img read more

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Web-Connected Light Sensors With Pachube & Arduino

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Morgellon explained why he did this:“The idea is to compare inside light levels to outside light levels and adjust for energy consumption. If the light level outside is equal or greater than inside, then perhaps I should open the blinds to let in more light… or maybe even go outside… *gasp*The two light sensors are connected to an Arduino running the Standard Firmata. The Arduino is connected to a PC running a Processing sketch that sends the sensor data to Pachube.”This is the kind of project that Pachube encourages, as it wants users to interact with sensor data and use it to actively engage with their environment. Morgellon’s example is simple, but it illustrates the point: that web-connected sensors help him optimize his living environment. Here he is explaining the set-up, including showing his interactions with Pachube on an Android phone:Pachube + Arduino from Morgellon on Vimeo.Below are a couple of graphs generated from the sensor data on Pachube. The higher the number, the less light is present. The aim, according to Morgollon, is that “the Inside Light Sensor will stay a nice high number as I sleep […] while the Outside Light Sensor should lower over the course of the day.” richard macmanus Tags:#Internet of Things#web As the Internet of Things evolves, experiments like this show its potential. Maybe having your household lighting system hooked up to the Web for optimization and interaction is not too far away. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Two of the more interesting products in the ‘Internet of Things,’ a.k.a. real world objects connected to the Internet, are Pachube and Arduino. We profiled Pachube (pronounced “patch-bay”) in May; it’s an open source platform enabling you to connect sensor data to the Web. Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform, which we briefly profiled in February. So far both services have spawned some geeky and quirky – and in truth not overly useful – trial apps. For example Pachube has been used to monitor house plants and a recent Arduino creation monitors a teapot’s tea level. However this is not to undersell the potential of either service – it’s just that both are currently in the experimental stage. It’s fun to look at what is being developed now, because it gives us a glimpse of the Internet of Things of the future. For example a site called The Daily Duino recently experimented with a project involving two light sensors. Morgellon from The Daily Duino set up two light sensors in his room – one mounted on the wall and the other taped to a window (facing outside). A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

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Free Forms and Legal Resources for Filmmakers & Video Pros

first_imgDon’t go into your next film or video production blindly. Make sure you’re covered legally in all steps of the production process!Taking the right precautions from the beginning will keep you out of hot water and provide extra peace of mind for your creative project and team. Some of the most important legal issues surrounding your film and video project may be ones that you’re not even aware of.Legal issues and filmmaking forms isn’t the sexiest part of this business – far from it – but it might be one of the most important aspects that you’re currently neglecting. It’s essential to have an understanding of copyright and to obtain the proper permits and releases. In this post we’ve rounded up a slew of information and free filmmaking releases you can use for your next project.Video & Filmmaking Legal Issue Links Chase JarvisChase Jarvis has a detailed post on why you need location permits for photo and video shoots. He shares his personal experience in location scouting for a Lululemon shoot. He also explains that most businesses and towns actually want productions to come to their locations because it is free marketing. So be patient!Center for Independent DocumentaryCenter for Independent Documentary has a helpful guide on New Media Rights (copyright, public domain, release forms). In an ever changing media environment it can be really confusing to understand where your production stands legally. How does music licensing work with online video? Answers to all these questions can be found on CID’s website.SlideshareThese are are a bunch of helpful slideshows for filmmakers, and several focused on legal issues, including documentary and  forming a film company, shooting and marketing a film. Slideshare is also a great place to check out slides used by industry experts. You may want to check out our Slideshare post on a keynote given by Richard Harrington at NAB 2014.FilmSlateFilmSlate offers a short and sweet overview of business and legal issues of filmmaking. The article explains clearly the steps needed to make a film including making your own production company and contacting investors. If your not sure what type of business your production company needs to be check out our post on production company structure.VideomakerNot sure if you need to get release forms from your subjects? Videomaker has a detailed article on why you need release forms. Now you will know what faces you may need to blur out and which ones can go untouched. (If you do need to blur out faces in your video, check out our tracking faces After Effects tutorial).Filmmaking.netTrying to figure out how to get the rights to adapt a book to a screenplay? Trying to copyright your company name? Filmmaking.net has a helpful FAQ on these types of legal issues. While your there check out their great list of film schools.IndieProducerCopyright is a confusing yet necessary. Case in point, there is a whole branch of law dedicated to copyright law. Indie Producer addresses copyright law and regulation along with a bunch of other really great legal topics, and the BBC has a comprehensive guide for those in the UK .Desktop DocumentariesOn top of being a great place to find a job and get funding, Desktop Documentaries has many detailed articles related to the legalities of indie-documentaries. While you’re there check out their filmmaking 101 post.Filmmaking HelpIf you haven’t yet been burned by someone in the industry, consider yourself lucky. The unfortunate reality of working in such a competitive field is some people cheat to get ahead. The author of filmmaking has experienced this problem first hand and is now offering a few posts to protect others from letting this happen to them. Filmmaking Help tells you why you need each form, which is helpful for the new or indie filmmaker.Kino EyeLike the Center for Independent Documentary, Kino Eye has a lot of really great resources specifically directed toward Independent Documentarians. They’ve also got a lot of articles specifically dedicated to productions distributed online.FilmsourcingFilmsourcing offers 4 PreProduction and 8 Production forms (PDF format). It features filmmaking and video production essentials like Location Scouting, Talent Release, Location Release, as well as often forgotten ones like the artwork Artwork Release. Film Sourcing is also a really awesome place to find film production personnel in Europe and hopefully will spread everywhere in the future.Filmmaker IQFilmmaker IQ  There’s so much good stuff here in so many categories (screenwriting, development, preproduction, production, post production, distributing) that it is almost overwhelming. That being said it is definitely the most extensive collection of legal forms we have seen.North Carolina School of the ArtsAlthough you might have never heard of the North Carolina School of the Arts they happen to have a great page full of legal forms for filmmaking. UNCSA (North Carolina School of the Arts) offers an extensive list of preproduction and production forms ranging from actor releases to pickup truck inspection.Dependent FilmsDon’t judge Dependent Films on the design of their website but rather the quality of their forms! They have a ton of legal forms and useful downloads for filmmakers. If you are in need of some stock images or film you will find some here as well.Cinema Forms AppCinema Forms is a free app for the iPad. However to export PDF files (email, dropbox, Air Print) you have to upgrade to the $9.99 Pro Version. For an additional $19.99 you get 85 forms – not a bad price if you want interactive documents for your iPad.Know of any other good places to get some legal forms? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

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10 months ago​Newcastle line up move for AC Milan left-back Laxalt

first_img​Newcastle line up move for AC Milan left-back Laxaltby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United are interested in signing AC Milan left back Diego Laxalt.According to Calcio Mercato, the Uruguayan is out of favour at the Italian club.While he would rather earn his place back in Gennaro Gattuso’s team, it is possible he will leave on a loan for the rest of the season.It is no secret that Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants to strengthen his squad as they attempt to stay in the Premier League this season.The 25-year-old has only started four Serie A games this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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24 days agoReal Madrid boss Zidane insists he can’t afford to rest Ramos

first_imgReal Madrid boss Zidane insists he can’t afford to rest Ramosby Carlos Volcano24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says he can’t afford to rest Sergio Ramos.Real meet Club Brugge in the Champions League tonight.Zidane said of his captain: “It’s not that I don’t have a replacement because I can play others there, but Sergio is Sergio. He’s our leader, our captain. I can’t imagine him not here. It’s true that from time to time he needs to rest but not now.”On Karim Benzema, he added: “The Champions League is a very special competition for him and for everyone. When we see the trophy room, we know that we are the team with the most European Cups. We know Karim’s quality. What I like most about him is that he is a different player. I see a responsible, more mature player and that makes a difference.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Survey finds minimal progress in militarys fight against sexual misconduct

first_imgOTTAWA — A new Statistics Canada survey of military personnel suggests the Canadian Forces has made minimal progress in eradicating serious sexual misconduct from the ranks despite years of effort.According to results released Wednesday morning, 1.6 per cent of regular-force members — or about 900 full-time military personnel — reported being the victim of a sexual assault over the previous 12 months.The rate among reservists was even higher, with 2.2 per cent — or about 300 part-time military personnel — reporting they were the victim of a sexual assault, which includes sexual attacks, unwanted sexual touching or sexual activity without consent.The numbers represent only a slight improvement from a similar survey conducted by Statistics Canada two years earlier, raising questions about the effectiveness of the military’s efforts to eliminate such behaviour.In a statement, the military’s second-in-command, Lt.-Gen. Paul Wynnyk, says the number of military personnel who continue to be affected by sexual misconduct is “completely unacceptable.”At the same time, Wynnyk says it is encouraging the vast majority of service members see such actions as unacceptable and have confidence in the military’s ability to deal with reports of misbehaviour.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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HSN To Launch UNICHEF Cookbook Featuring Celebrity Chefs

first_imgOn September 26th, HSN will exclusively launch UNICHEF: Top Chefs Unite in Support of The World’s Children, a cookbook published by Glitterati Incorporated that features an unprecedented collaboration of 40 world-class chefs assembled by U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board Member Hilary Gumbel.The cookbook features favorite recipes from HSN Chefs – Donatella Arpaia, Ingrid Hoffmann, Curtis Stone, Ming Tsai and Wolfgang Puck – and other renowned chefs such as Marcus Samuelsson, Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Cat Cora and Geoffrey Zakarian.Only at HSN will customers have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition of the UNICHEF books that are signed by HSN Chefs Donatella Arpaia, Ingrid Hoffmann, Curtis Stone and Ming Tsai. For each book purchased from HSN on September 26th, HSN will donate twenty percent of the purchase price of the UNICHEF book to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. In addition, Hilary Gumbel will donate all royalties she would receive to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.To celebrate the launch of UNICHEF on HSN, Mindy Grossman and Caryl Stern will join Hilary Gumbel on-air, along with HSN chefs Donatella Arpaia, Ingrid Hoffmann and Ming Tsai, on September 26th at 10 p.m. EST for the second annual HSN Cares Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Primetime Special. HSN Cares will donate twenty percent of the purchase price of all products featured on-air and sold during the primetime special to benefit Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.Find out more at HSN.com.last_img read more

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Womens Tennis Is Still Anyones Game Just Look At The French Open

FiveThirtyEight Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed The women’s side of the French Open has seen plenty of upsets. Only three of the 10 top-ranked players made it through the third round, with high-profile competitors such as No. 1 Naomi Osaka and No. 10 Serena Williams among them. After her loss to 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin, Serena Williams, who has battled persistent injuries this season, was asked if she still would have entered the Open had she known the outcome. She said she would never have believed that she would be out in the third round. We’ll look at how Serena’s expectations fair against the growing parity in women’s tennis and how sharply this contrasts with the predictable cast of characters on the men’s side.The MLB draft is underway, and as Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen describes the experience, “the draft is very risky — it has always been risky.” The Hot Takedown team breaks down how this draft differs from other major sports, plus the strategies and trends exhibited in the early rounds.Finally, our Rabbit Hole of the Week looks at the Women’s College World Series. A dive into the key players and their professional pursuits lands us deep into the surprising world of Olympic demonstration sports.Here’s what we’re looking at this week:Justine Henin, the last “Queen of Clay.”Last year, our colleague Tom Perrotta wrote about the increased parity in women’s tennis, and it’s never felt more timely.ESPN’s Jeff Passan breaks down the convoluted MLB draft.Some MLB hopefuls are opting to play abroad rather than participate in the draft.Rachel Garcia’s impressive performance in the semifinals against the University of Washington.You won’t want to miss these videos of skijorning and korfball. read more

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Ohio State mens volleyball takes 2 against Grand Canyon

Freshman outsider hitter Miles Johnson (13) attempts to spike the ball during a match against Grand Canyon Feb. 21 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-0.Credit: Jonathan McAllister / Lantern photographerThe Buckeyes were successful at their chance for revenge against the Grand Canyon Antelopes, finishing with a clean sweep.The No. 14 Ohio State men’s volleyball team took down Grand Canyon 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-20) Saturday and 3-0 (25-18, 31-29, 25-23) Friday in Columbus.The Buckeyes (7-6. 4-2) were preparing their offense all week prior to the match against the Antelopes (6-9, 0-6), said coach Pete Hanson. OSU put the offensive practice to work and averaging 45 kills during the two matches against Grand Canyon.“If the offense is producing at a very high level, it can erase some of your bad spots that you are trying to cover up … If we can get our offense to play at a steady level, we are going to have the chance to be successful night in and night out,” Hanson said.During Saturday’s match, redshirt-freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous had a match-high 11 kills for OSU and finished the match with a .474 attack percentage. Freshman outside hitter Miles Johnson added nine kills and two solo blocks, while junior middle blocker Dustan Neary and redshirt-junior opposite Andrew Lutz each totaled eight kills. Freshman setter Christy Blough had a match-best 37 assists and chipped in two solo blocks and two kills.Senior middle blocker Jonathan Newton said winning the match came down to stopping the Antelopes early.“We knew that to be able to control the game, we had to stop their (Grand Canyon) momentum from the beginning,” Newton said.Lutz led the squad with 13 kills Friday, while Johnson added a career-best 11. Guessous and junior outside hitter Michael Henchy finished with nine and eight kills, respectively. Blough had a match-best 40 assists Friday night.Henchy said Saturday the Buckeyes are on the cusp of reaching the level of play they have been striving to acheive.“We are coming more and more into form and we’re not too far away from being a great team,” Henchy said.OSU is set to close out its five-match home stand as it hosts No. 13 Ball State Wednesday. The No. 14 Buckeyes and the Cardinals are scheduled to face off at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena. read more

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Mens volleyball Ohio State advances to conference semis

Ohio State senior setter Christy Blough sets the middle for redshirt sophomore Blake Leeson against Quincy on April 15 at St. John Arena. Credit: Aliyyah Jackson | Lantern reporterThe No. 2 Ohio State men’s volleyball team (28-2, 17-0 MIVA) is headed to the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) Semifinals after downing Quincy University (7-22, 2-14 MIVA) in straight sets. After meeting three times, Saturday’s win was OSU’s first sweep of the Quincy Hawks this season.In OSU’s shortest match of the season, OSU’s offense was aided in large part by junior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen. Szerszen, who was named MIVA Player of the Year on Tuesday, led the team with 13 kills on 19 errorless attempts. “I think that Nic Szerszen playing like the player of the year kind of really helped us step up and win it in three,” senior middle blocker Driss Guessous said. “I think when he has a good game, it’s a lot easier for all of us to play better.”After stringing together four straight points to begin the first set, the Buckeyes controlled the lead throughout the set. The Hawks were only able to score back-to-back points on one occasion in the first frame, losing 14-25.The Hawks struggled to get points on offense, with the team hitting at a rate of .045 in the set. On the other side of the net, the Buckeyes had a .522 attacking efficiency. Senior opposite Miles Johnson and Szerszen combined to give the Buckeyes three aces in the set. “I commended Nicolas after the match,” head coach Pete Hanson said. “I thought Nicolas was the guy who set the tone in that regard that he just played, I thought, a relentless match tonight.”Much like the first set, the Hawks never saw a lead in the second set, trailing by as much as six points midway through the second set. A 5-1 run helped the Hawks battle back make the score 13-15, but they ultimately fell to the Buckeyes 20-25.In the second set, the Buckeyes improved their attacking rate to .526 and stuffed the Hawks on six occasions. Senior setter Christy Blough accounted for two blocks on his own. The Hawks hit better in the second set as well with the team improving to a .263 hitting rate.“What we talked about in the locker room or what I asked them to do was to play as hard and with as much energy as we could from the time the whistle blew to the time the play was over,” Hanson said. “Whether we made a mistake or not was kind of immaterial, but it was about our effort. It was about our commitment to making a lot of plays.”After a short intermission, OSU led 11-3 with Quincy’s only points coming from Buckeye service errors. The rest of the set mirrored the beginning and OSU took the third frame 25-15.The Hawks were unable to find an answer on offense in their final set of the season. The team paired six kills with six attacking errors. OSU, on the other hand, had 13 kills and two attacking errors to close out the match.With the win, the Buckeyes move on to the MIVA Semifinals and face either No. 11 Ball State University or No. 12 Loyola University, Chicago. First serve is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in St. John Arena. read more

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